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Dwayne Bravo injured in Renegades defeatDwayne Bravo injured in Renegades defeat

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):West Indies Twenty20 star Dwayne Bravo could be facing a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring injury during his Melbourne Renegades’ dramatic four-wicket defeat to Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League here yesterday.Attempting to stop an off-side stroke by Michael Klinger from going to the boundary, the 33-year-old all-rounder put in a trademark dive to pull off the save but also injured himself in the process.He laid grimacing in pain and clutching his left hamstring.Bravo was subsequently treated and stretchered from the field and is expected to undergo scans today to determine the extent of the injury.His injury comes just a few days after West Indies Women’s star Deandra Dottin suffered multiple cheek fractures following an on-field collision with Brisbane Heat teammate Laura Harris during a Women’s Big Bash League game at Allan Border Field.23 FROM 18 BALLSEarlier, the right-handed Bravo struck 23 from 18 balls to help Renegades up to 148 for eight off their 20 overs after they were sent in.Cameron White top-scored with 37 off 29 deliveries while Callum Ferguson stroked 28 from 21 balls.In reply, opener Klinger slammed 72 off 55 balls, and Mitchell Marsh, batting at number four, got 34 from 22 balls as Scorchers got home off the last ball.The visitors needed nine runs off the last over and three off the last ball, and Ashton Agar carted Aaron Finch over mid-wicket for six to seal victory.West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine was excellent in taking two for 20 from his four overs, but medium pacer Bravo was limited to a single over, which cost 14 runs.last_img read more

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Volunteer to gain experience – Energy Director tells UG studentsVolunteer to gain experience – Energy Director tells UG students

first_imgWith concerns raised about youths being denied job opportunities on the basis that they lack requisite experience in the fields, Energy Director, Dr Mark Bynoe has urged them to take up volunteerism.Energy Department Director, Dr Mark BynoeHe shared this position during the orientation exercise for students of the University of Guyana’s Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences on Thursday. There, the batch of students was given a guide on how to be professionally successful in their career paths.“The big question becomes how are we going to get the experience if no one employs us. I say the quickest way to get that experience is to volunteer your services. Volunteerism is not such a foreign term and that’s the problem we have had…Many other volunteer institutions allow us to gain experience alongside the jobs we want to perform,” Bynoe shared.Along with that, the Energy Director insisted that the competency of university graduates has been questioned in the past. For this, they are seeking to equip the oil and as sector with skilled personnel who can apply their training in practical settings.“We’ve heard consistently about issues surrounding university graduates and persons not being able to perform because of difficulty in terms of competency…If as Guyanese we will be populating this new and emerging sector, it is important that we are grounded and have a common understanding in terms of what it means.”He gave assurances of the vast employment opportunities which are essential in the oil industry. However, it entails investments in their educational field to qualify themselves. The oil sector has many components and will require human resources of different skills.Dr Bynoe said to the new students, “You will benefit once you make the sacrifice…Each operator still needs to have a marine biologist. They still need to ensure that for every well that they drill, they conduct an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment. They must also construct an Environmental and Social Management Plan and those have to be monitored to ensure that they’re adherent to what is stipulated therein. Do not just follow the rhetoric but think about where your future lies”.With these guidelines, Bynoe asked the University students to ask questions on how oil revenues will benefit their lives since Guyana will shift into production mode next year.“Oil is no more a figment of our imagination, but is drawing closer to reality…Much discussion have gone on around oil and gas and Guyana being able to embark on a new frontier but it is also important for us to stop and ask ourselves how are we going to benefit from these new resources that will be coming in,” he said.last_img read more

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Pothole politicsPothole politics

first_imgTWO months of a serious safety hazard and legal liability seemingly weren’t enough to motivate city officials to repair a pothole in West Hills. But a few calls from the media sure were. Back in January, cold weather prompted a pipe to break in a West Hills neighborhood, at which point the Department of Water and Power promptly repaired it. But then a pothole formed in the area, and for two months – despite repeated phone calls from neighbors – city officials did nothing to fix the problem. That’s when the Daily News caught word of the controversy, and started calling city officials to ask why the hole wasn’t being repaired. And wouldn’t you know, the very day our story was set to go to press, a city crew arrived on the scene and fixed the hole. Credit here doesn’t go to the Daily News, though; it goes to the neighbors who were willing to kick up a fuss. That, it seems, is the only way to get the attention of city leaders. They won’t do their jobs unless we first do ours – which is holding them accountable. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Iran’s president remains defiantIran’s president remains defiant

first_imgTEHRAN, Iran – Threats and economic sanctions will not stop Iran’s technological progress, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Saturday at a large parade of missiles and other weapons aimed at showing off the country’s military might. The parade outside the capital Tehran marked the 27th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion of Iran that sparked the bloody 1980-88 war. It comes as the U.S. and its European allies continue discussing a third round of U.N. Security Council sanctions against Iran over its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment. It also comes days before the hard-line Iranian president is to address the U.N. General Assembly in New York. “Those (countries) who assume that decaying methods such as psychological war, political propaganda and the so-called economic sanctions would work and prevent Iran’s fast drive toward progress are mistaken,” Ahmadinejad said. “Nations throughout the region do not need the presence of the foreigners to manage their own needs. Foreign presence is the root cause of all instability, differences and threats,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Iran launched an arms development program during its war with Iraq to compensate for a U.S. weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own jet fighters, torpedoes, radar-avoiding missiles, tanks and armored personnel carriers. Many such weapons were on display at the parade. Some of the trucks carrying Iranian missiles were painted at the back with popular slogans such as “Down with the U.S.” and “Down with Israel.” The parade also featured flights by two of Iran’s new domestically manufactured fighter jets, known as the Saegheh, which means lightning in Farsi. Iran’s Defense Minister Mostafa Mohmmad Najjar said the weapons and equipment shown in the parade were just a “small part of our capabilities.” “With the production of various equipment, sanctions have become ineffective. We don’t need foreigners,” state TV quoted Najjar as saying Saturday. Ahmadinejad, who is to appear at a forum at Columbia University in New York on Monday and address the General Assembly on Tuesday, also repeated his call for foreign forces to leave the region and urged the United States to acknowledge it has failed in Iraq. last_img read more

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Nasri and Zabaleta to start? Predicted Man City XI to face West BromNasri and Zabaleta to start? Predicted Man City XI to face West Brom

first_imgManchester City may be sandwiched between vital Champions League ties with PSG, but they cannot afford any more slip-ups in the Premier League. With local rivals Manchester United hot on their heels for a fourth-placed finish, Manuel Pellegrini’s Citizens MUST beat West Brom this weekend. Luckily for the Sky Blues, their last three fixtures between the two has seen West Brom concede three times – West Brom 0-3 Man City in August, Man City 3-0 West Brom and West Brom 1-3 last season. City will be buoyed after a hard-earned 2-2 draw at Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, getting two valuable away goals in the first leg of the quarter final. The return fixture takes place on Tuesday, which may well prove to be a distraction – can Tony Pulis’ side take advantage? Last time out in the Premier League, the 2014 champions cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory at Bournemouth. The West Brom clash is live on talkSPORT from the Etihad – 5:30 kick-off – so who will start? One certain absence is David Silva, who is expected to be rested due to a persistent ankle problem. Vincent Kompany could return against PSG but this fixture may come too soon for the Belgian. Yaya Toure (knee) is back in contention for the weekend, while Raheem Sterling is out. Click the arrow, above right, to see our predicted XI. 5. Pablo Zabaleta (right-back) 10. Sergio Aguero (forward) 11 11 8. Samir Nasri (midfield) 11 17. Kevin De Bruyne (attacking midfield) 20. Eliaquim Mangala (centre back) 11 15. Jesus Navas (midfield) 11 22. Gael Clichy (left-back) 11 11 11 11 6. Fernando (midfield) 11 1. Joe Hart (goalkeeper) – see the full line-up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 25. Fernandinho (midfield) 11 30. Nicolas Otamendi (centre-back)last_img read more

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YOUNG BUSINESS BROTHERS RETURN TO SCHOOL TO SPONSOR JERSEYSYOUNG BUSINESS BROTHERS RETURN TO SCHOOL TO SPONSOR JERSEYS

first_imgShaun and Patrick McGinley presenting the new set of jerseys.Two young businessmen have returned to their secondary school to present their GAA team with a new set of jerseys.The Jerseys are sponsored by Drummeen Contracts which is owned and operated by two past peoples of St Eunans, Patrick and Shaun McGinley.Both where members of the 2007 MacLarnon Cup winning team that included the likes of Paul Thornton (Capt) and Present Donegal Senior Captain Michael Murphy.Speaking earlier this week Patrick McGinley said “Tuesday night was a very proud moment for myself and Shaun, seeing the college senior team wearing the jerseys that we sponsored. We have always been active in giving back to the college down through the years and when we were told that the School teams were still using jerseys from our time (2007) we were only too happy to step in” “I think back to the MacLarnon Cup Final in 2014 when in the moments after winning, team captain Conor O Donnell paid tribute to the guys that had come before him saying “It’s like a dream. I’ve been dreaming about this since I started in first year. I remember Michael Murphy and them boys winning it in 2007 and that’s what we’ve been building towards.”YOUNG BUSINESS BROTHERS RETURN TO SCHOOL TO SPONSOR JERSEYS was last modified: April 21st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Finner Camp hosts super Expo Conference for Emergency ServicesFinner Camp hosts super Expo Conference for Emergency Services

first_imgMore than 80 delegates from the Emergency Services took part in an innovative conference Expo at Finner Camp showcasing the specialist skills and resources available from within the Voluntary Emergency Services sector.The Northwest Regional Working Group for Major Emergency Management hosted this special event with representatives from both statutory and voluntary organisations attending.These included the Fire Service; the National Ambulance Service, An Garda Síochána; the Defence Forces; Irish Coast Guard; Civil Defence; Irish Red Cross; RNLI; Blood Bikes Northwest; Community Rescue Services; Irish Cave Rescue Organisation; Search and Rescue Dog Association and Mourne River Search and Rescue. The aim of the day was to develop and enhance the links that already exist between the Principal Response Agencies and the Voluntary Emergency Services sector.It also sought to create a better awareness of the specialist skills and resources that are available from within the Voluntary Emergency Services sector.The Conference was opened by Mr. Garry Martin, Director of Emergency Services with Donegal County Council. This was followed by presentations from each of the Voluntary Emergency Services.Speaking following the event Garry Martin said “events such as these are hugely important. They give us an opportunity to strengthen relationships between the Principal Response Agencies and the Voluntary Emergency Services operating within the area of emergency response services and to network, to share information and to highlight the specialist skills and resources that are available and that could be used in an emergency situation”. Participating organisations displayed some of the specialist vehicles and equipment that are used in their service.The vehicles included a Class B fire engine, ambulances, decontamination units, bomb disposal unit, mobile incident command centres, rapid response vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, jet skis, motorbikes, 4×4 vehicles and dog handling units. Other equipment showcased on the day included cave rescue equipment, swift water rescue equipment and small unmanned aircraft (drones). Some live demonstrations were carried also carried out during the day.The conference was organised under the auspices of the Framework for Major Emergency Management (2006). This is a framework that enables the Principal Response Agencies prepare for, and make a co-ordinated response to major emergencies resulting from events such as natural disasters, technological and civil incidents etc.The conference proved to be a success and was well received by all those who took part.Volunteers from Mourne River Search and Rescue at the the Emergency Services Conference Expo at Finner Camp on Saturday last.Finner Camp hosts super Expo Conference for Emergency Services was last modified: October 24th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalemergency servicesExpo ConferenceFinner Camplast_img read more

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Gallery: More than the sun in North WestGallery: More than the sun in North West

first_imgYou may think North West’s only attraction is Sun City, our first casino resort. But the province, tucked under Botswana in the north of South Africa, also offers wildlife, majestic scenery, a literary little town, and rich African culture.Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris at Hartebeestpoort allows visitors to enjoy North West from the sky.Compiled by Mary AlexanderIt’s September. It’s spring in South Africa – and Tourism Month, celebrated this year with the theme “Tourism for All”. To inspire your next road trip we bring you nine galleries, one for each province, showcasing our country’s remarkable beauty and diversity.A thriving tourism industry means South Africa is closer to achieving its National Development Plan goals of skills development and creating decent employment through inclusive economic growth.In North West you can take a balloon ride over ripple mountains smashed out by the blast from one of the earth’s oldest volcanic eruptions. You can marvel at a myth of ancient Africa at the fabulous Lost City. At Groot Marico you can immerse yourself in the bushveld atmosphere that inspired the stories of Herman Charles Bosman. Or you can laze the day away on a boat on Hartebeespoort Dam.Hartebeestpoort Dam on the Vaal River is just an hour’s drive from Johannesburg. The mountains that loom over the dam were formed by the ancient eruption of a volcano hundreds of kilometres away. The circular remnant of that volcano is today the Pilanesberg National Park, a wildlife preserve near the Sun City casino resort. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)A cheetah – one of Africa’s most endangered animals – at the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre in North West. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)The Palace of the Lost City hotel at Sun City models itself on a mix of myths and cultures from across Africa. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Inside the Sun City casino. Developed in the 1980s, Sun City is South Africa’s oldest casino resort. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Crafts for sale at Chameleon Village in Hartebeestpoort. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)African wild dogs at play in the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)French Village, Hartebeestpoort. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)The Hartebeestpoort Dam wall. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)The small town of Groot Marico in North West was the setting of a series of famous short stories by Herman Charles Bosman, one of South Africa’s greatest and most tragic writers. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)An old still at Marico Mampoer in Groot Marico. Mampoer, or fruit brandy, is a powerful drink and a recurring theme in the Groot Marico stories of Herman Charles Bosman. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Get up close to Africa’s largest animal at the Elephant and Monkey Sanctuary in Hartebeestpoort. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)A raised walkway allows visitors to safely explore the Elephant and Monkey Sanctuary in Hartebeestpoort. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)The Hartebeestpoort Cableway takes visitors from the dam to the top of the mountains. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Craftwork for sale at the visitor’s centre at the top of the Hartebeestpoort Cableway. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Jaci’s Lodges, Madikwe Game Reserve. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Jasmyn Farmer’s Market, Hartebeestpoort. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)A nighttime performance at Lesedi Cultural Village, which showcases a range of Southern African traditional cultures for tourists. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)The Mafikeng Museum in the historic city of Mahikeng, the capital of North West. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)A rhino crosses the road in the Pilanesberg National Park. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)The Valley of the Waves at Sun City. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)A hot-air balloon ride view of North West farmlands. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Inside the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)last_img read more

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Secret Code Hidden in Leap Day Souvenir RevealedSecret Code Hidden in Leap Day Souvenir Revealed

first_img SharePrint RelatedInside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 2): Souvenirs, APE cache rediscoveryMay 10, 2018In “Community”From Sketch to Souvenir: the artist behind Hidden CreaturesJune 19, 2018In “News”HQ GeoTour completed: Souvenir earnedMay 8, 2018Similar post When someone becomes a geocacher, they begin to see things others do not. Sticks are just a little too straight, every rock suggests a secret compartment and even lamp posts become suspicious. And to think that the majority of people go through life oblivious to the hidden delights all around them!In the spirit of hidden delights, Geocaching HQ’s Designer Roxxy Goetz decided to encode a secret message in the 2016 Leap Day souvenir. Take a look: Did you catch it? Read on for clues and a behind-the-scenes look at the Leap Day souvenirs.What do you do at Geocaching HQ?I’m a graphic designer in our Creative Studio. We manage and create most of the art assets you see on our social media, like Facebook and the Geocaching Blog, and in our Shop. I personally handle many of our Geocoin designs, and I was one of the illustrators at the start of the Souvenirs project.Roxxy is a big fan of Signal the Frog.What is your username?Over the last couple of years I keep being asked if I’m that Roxxy, the one who designed this souvenir or that geocoin, and the rest was a bad joke waiting to happen. My username is Yes, That Roxxy.Tell me about the Leap Day souvenirs. How did you and your team come up with the theme?We really wanted to make something special for the community, something that was unique and not like anything else being put out there. We started by designing a Leap Day theme, which we used for the Leap Day Geocoin as well as the two souvenirs.Our inspiration came from the Roman origins of Leap Day as we record it on our modern calendar. There aren’t many modern traditions for Leap Day that fit naturally with a geocaching theme, so we decided to call out the day itself. We looked at imagery that reflected the passage of time and the unique circumstances that gave us Leap Day to begin with.The finished Leap Day souvenir has elements of a sundial, to reflect the passage of time over one single day, as well as imagery depicting the orbit of the earth around the sun, representing the passage of a year.The 2016 Leap Day Geocoin, designed by That Roxxy.For the Leap Day Event souvenir we decided to draw imagery not just from our own planet, but from the other planets around us. We wanted to reflect the way our own personal experiences are a part of a much greater system, a sort of celebration of those experiences coming together into something bigger.The theme even carried over to our Leap Day Geocoin, which featured the Roman god of the sun—Sol Invictus—on one side, with the planets in orbit around his crown. The other side was a functioning sundial, which is not as easy to design in as some might think.I hear there’s a hidden message encoded in the Leap Day 2016 souvenir for attending an event. How do we decode it?You caught me! I love trying to hide little messages for our community—I can’t help it! I guess I’m a Puzzler geocacher at heart.I’ll give you two hints: one for those who just want a starting point, and a second for those who want to get right into decoding the souvenir…Hint #1:Nine are the planetsNine are the ringsNine are the lettersin the finding of thingsHint #2:Each orbit has a pattern, a series of dashes, repeating all the way around. These dashes spell out a letter in Morse code. Each orbit represents only one letter.Have you discovered any secret messages or hidden surprises while geocaching? Tell us about them!center_img SPOILER: And the hidden message is… DISCOVERY!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Bing Partners with Travel Search Site KayakBing Partners with Travel Search Site Kayak

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Last week, Bing introduced a small update that offered airfare information to users who type the phrase “fly to…” followed by a city name into the Bing search box. This now displays the lowest priced ticket to that destination and the dates when that ticket is available in the drop-down box that appears.The feature is powered by the airfare prediction technology from Farecast, a company Microsoft acquired back in 2008. Farecast will continue to offer airfare suggestions like this, even after the Kayak integrations are complete. Microsoft has today announced that its Bing search engine has added a new partner, the popular travel search site Kayak. Going forward, Kayak will provide its flight search and pricing data to Microsoft which will be then integrated into Bing’s search results. What that means for Bing users is that they will now have access to flight search data for more cities, more airports and more airlines, in more locations around the world thanks to Kayak, says Microsoft.This is the second travel-focused update to Bing in less than two weeks, and is notable in light of Google’s attempted acquisition of ITA Software, the system powering travel pricing for dozens of airlines and flight tracking sites. If that deal went through, it would strike a direct blow to Microsoft’s attempt to innovate within the travel search vertical.On Kayak’s side, this latest Bing partnership may impact the mapping system Kayak uses on its own website, it appears. From the company press release, Kayak says it was “already evaluating” replacing its current mapping system with Bing Maps. That’s now looking a lot more likely.Improvements to Bing Travel Searches Tags:#Microsoft#search#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sarah perez Kayak is only one of Bing’s many partnerships to enhance search results with third-party information. Currently, Bing also integrates data from Facebook, Twitter and Wolfram Alpha into its search results. It also recently introduced a feature that offers small “live tiles” to the right of its search results that pull metadata from dozens of partner websites including IMDb, Yahoo Movies, Rotten Tomatoes, OpenTable, Yelp, CitySearch, Urban Spoon, Cheap Flights, YouTube, MTV, Last.fm, Rhapsody, Pandora, MSN and others. These tiles display snippets of information you can read at a glance, without needing to click through on search results. Yesterday, it also added data from deal and coupon tracking site The Dealmap to Bing search results.Bing, Kayak and Others Position Themselves Against GoogleThe partnership announcement is also notable as another move that will impact the controversial acquisition attempt by Google to acquire flight data provider ITA Software. ITA provides pricing for around 30 airlines and online travel sites, including Kayak, as well as Orbitz, TripAdvisor, Southwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways and others. ITA also provides data to Bing. Because Kayak and Bing source their flight data from ITA, it’s unclear why Kayak brings more data to Bing than it had previously. We’ve reached out to Microsoft for clarification on that point.Update: A Microsoft spokesperson attempts to explain this like so:Yes, both Kayak and Bing rely on ITA for key travel search features, and both will continue to do so. The objective of this partnership with Kayak is to complement ITA’s technology. The incorporation of Kayak’s comprehensive search results into Bing Travel helps increase the number of available airlines, airports and cities available to searchers.Yes, we’re still confused, too. We’ll attempt to get more specifics on this point.Update 2: Microsoft clarifies:Kayak has more partners and thus returns a larger set of itineraries than what is available via ITA alone, providing Bing Travel with expanded coverage of cities, airports and airlines. That means for consumers, the search results will have the same look-and-feel, but will be more comprehensive, the Microsoft spokesperson explains.A number of travel sites, including Kayak, Travelocity, Hotwire, Expedia and TripAdvisor, normally in direct competition with each other, have teamed up in a coalition called Fairsearch to fight the proposed Google-ITA acquisition. Seeing Kayak partner with Bing is yet another important move that will impact whether or not that deal becomes a reality. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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