Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates Announce Plans to Change Name

first_imgCarlson Wagonlit Travel Associates Announce Plans toReveal New Brand for Over 500 US Based FranchiseesTravel Is a Journey, Discover All That’s AheadMinneapolis, MN (August 14, 2008) – Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates, including those in the Burlington-Plattsburgh, NY, area have disclosed that it would soon be unveiling a new brand name for its more than 500 US-based franchised travel agency locations.Because Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates is no longer associated with Carlson or its Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) corporate travel management company, an extensive rebranding process was initiated to distinguish franchisees from CWT. That strategy will culminate in an official celebration to reveal the exciting new brand in the near future.Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates is a division of Minnesota-based The Travel Franchise Group (TTFG), the largest franchisor of travel agencies in North America. TTFG is a unit of Travel Acquisitions Group, which was formed in January 2008 when travel and hospitality giant Carlson sold its Carlson Leisure Group to the management team led by Michael Batt.”As America’s retail, franchised arm of the Carlson Wagonlit Travel brand, we will soon transform our business quite visibly through the rollout of a new name embodying our continued and enhanced commitment to our valued clients, as well as our progressive approach toward travel,” stated Roger E. Block, CTC, president of Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates. “Like any journey that offers something new and exciting, we are thrilled that we’ll be leading travel in an extraordinarily fresh direction.”To signal the upcoming brand change, which applies solely to Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates and its franchisees in the United States, the organization last month provided franchisees with a preliminary message to alert their clients. The full message draws heavily on the 120 year history of the current brand.A new name in travel is on the horizon. Watch for it this summer.last_img read more

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This traditional Hamilton home has undergone a modern makeover

first_img11 Czar St, Hamilton.CRAFTED by architect Derek Trebilcock and interior designer Mary Durack, this timeless residence blends traditional beauty with modern luxuries. CRAFTED by architect Derek Trebilcock and interior designer Mary Durack, this timeless residence blends traditional beauty with modern luxuries. Its floorplan maximises space, while open living areas capture ample natural light and breezes. A timber gate leads to the triple-gable design home at 11 Czar St, Hamilton, with a front terrace featuring a bench seat and surrounded by established gardens that wrap around the side of the house to the rear yard.Inside, the ground floor has VJ walls, high ceilings, polished American oak flooring and custom joinery. A formal lounge with a built-in bookshelf and marble-encased gas fireplace is beyond the front door, with an office with custom desk to the far right side.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019To the left of the entrance is a bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and access through double doors to the terrace, along with a mud room and a bathroom and laundry, both with external access.The rear of the level is given over to an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room. The kitchen has Miele appliances, a Calcutta marble island benchtop, breakfast bar and butlers pantry with a commercial-grade cold room. Aneeta sliding glass doors create a seamless flow from the open-plan space to a covered patio with an outdoor barbecue and ceiling fan. Hedging runs along the back fence, behind a grassy yard and solar-heated pool. Back inside, a climate-controlled wine cellar is underneath a staircase leading up to the first floor.Four bedrooms are here, three with built-in wardrobes and the main with a walk-in wardrobe, a bay window and an ensuite with two vanities and imported limestone. The main bedroom connects to a parents’ retreat, featuring a bookshelf, desk and access to a timber veranda with leafy views.Completing the upper level of the house are two bathrooms, including one with a separate bath.Other features of the residence include a 25,000L underground water tank.last_img read more

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Innovate Armenia features panels, performances

first_img“In order for Armenia to develop democratically, thrive economically and for the diaspora to have a tangible source of connection to a language, a land, a way of life, it is imperative that the two understand each other better,” said IAS associate director Syuzanna Petrosyan. This year’s theme focused on old and new identities of the Armenian diaspora, ranging from presentations on  history, memory and genealogy to discussions on current technological innovations and politics in the Republic of Armenia. Booths at Founders Park offered information about the Institute, their research and participating nonprofit organizations, such as the Armenia Tree Project, which aims to limit deforestation in rural Armenia. “Today, Armenia is by and large considered a free and democratic country, and I think it is one of the important achievements of the revolution,” Pashinyan said. “The general goal of our government … is to encourage people, to trigger a burst of new talents.” The Nur Qanon Ensemble, a musical group of four young women whose work was shown at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival last year, performed traditional Armenian folk songs, and the Element Band performed “Sound Stories,” an hour-long rendition of classical Armenian music accompanied by spoken-word prose. A final panel discussion about the Armenian diaspora concluded the festival. Panelists included Secretary of the Security Council Armen Grigorian, First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Irina Ghaplanyan, Former Deputy Prime Minister Vache Gabrielyan and Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan. They said the most significant way the diaspora can help Armenia grow is through engagement. The USC Institute of Armenian Studies hosted scholars, artists, musicians, politicians and other prominent Armenian figures for its fifth annual Innovate Armenia festival Saturday. Attendees were able to learn about Armenian culture through discussions, artistic and musical performances and exhibitions. Following Pashinyan, intellectuals, politicians, historians and creative thinkers discussed topics like the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and how it has shaped contemporary identity, the diaspora and government policies across sectors like healthcare, technology development and education. Pashinyan said he hopes to create a new Armenia that can address its previous challenges, such as political corruption and unstable political infrastructure. Last spring, the country underwent a “Velvet Revolution” — a series of peaceful anti-government protests led by parliament member Nikol Pashinyan. After the protests, Pashinyan was elected as the country’s prime minister. Shushan Karapetian, the Institute’s deputy director, said the foundation for rebuilding and innovating Armenia rests on its historical status as the Silicon Valley of the Soviet Union. “We have the infrastructure for sciences and technology,” Karapetian said. “For a landlocked country, technology is the way out.” Pashinyan said he was hopeful for the country’s future. “What we need from the diaspora is knowing about Armenia, and I think it’s a two-way street,” Ghaplanyan said. “We need to communicate better as to what challenges we have and how we can solve [them] together.” While panelists discussed politics inside Bovard Auditorium, chess players ran competitions and musicians performed outside at Founders Park for festival goers. “I am sure we are going in the right way,” Pashinyan said. “[We are] fully devoted to the principles of democracy, of rule of law, of transparency and for human rights.” Politicians, scholars and artists gathered at Founders Park to talk about life in post-revolution Armenia and how the diaspora can contribute to the country’s growth. (Photo from Facebook) Innovate Armenia hosted Pashinyan via a live Skype call to discuss life in post-revolution Armenia and his goals for the nation moving forward. “Our main challenge is to address the controversies we have from the past,” Pashinyan said. “To create [a] new Armenia, we have to understand what happened to Armenia since our country’s independence [from the Soviet Union in 1991] — why we failed in creating a strong, competitive and contemporary country.”last_img read more

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Matt Murray injury update: Penguins G (lower-body) activated from IR

first_imgBackup Tristan Jarry was re-assigned to the AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a corresponding move.The Penguins have activated goaltender Matt Murray from injured reserve.Goaltender Tristan Jarry has been re-assigned to the @WBSPenguins.Details: https://t.co/HhDIy5Gm1v pic.twitter.com/MZiO33rlmW— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 12, 2018Murray suffered a concussion in October and was later placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury on Nov. 22. He returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since being sidelined, indicating he is close to making his comeback. Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin expresses frustration with officiating after Ottawa loss Pittsburgh finally received some positive news on the injury front.The Penguins on Wednesday announced the team has activated goaltender Matt Murray from injured reserve. “I was playing with it for a few weeks and it was fine,” Murray said Tuesday, via ESPN. “I just tweaked it one day. It didn’t hinder many parts of my game. It’s a specific place. Just giving it time to heal is the biggest thing.”Murray, 24, has a 4.08 GAA and .877 save percentage in 11 games this season as he split time with backup Casey DeSmith.The Penguins have struggled to a 13-10-6 record this season but have won three of their last four games. Pittsburgh is next scheduled to visit Chicago at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday. Related Newslast_img read more

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Sunil Chhetri Plays Down His Importance as India Take On Bangladesh in FIFA World Cup Qualifier

first_imgKolkata: Expectations are always high from India’s record goalscorer Sunil Chhetri but ahead of the team’s World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh, the skipper said others players in the side are very much capable of outperforming him.Having sat out of their historic goalless draw against Qatar, Chhetri will return to take charge of the team against Bangladesh but he played down his presence in the side. “It was never about me, it will be never about me. It’s always about India versus Bangladesh. I’m just one of the 23 players. I definitely have been lucky to have a little bit more experience and that’s about it. There’s no dependency on me from my teammates. We are one and we are going to play like one,” Chhetri said on the eve of their group E fixture.Gurpreet Singh Sandhu put up a heroic show in Chhetri’s absence against Asian champions Qatar to come out with a historic goalless draw in their last World Cup qualifier.The 35-year-old said the secret to their success is India coach Igor Stimac’s squad selection which is purely based on performance in the training.”It was because of my absence that the team played good against Qatar, the players keep reminding me,” he said in a lighter vein.”This is one of the very good changes that we have in our team right now. The importance of who’s going to play is so less and the important thing is the team that is going to play under him (Stimac). He has come with no prejudice.”Sometime he has defied what I think or what you think. He just looks at you in the training and think. That’s why we did so well against Qatar. That’s the beauty of the team that we have right now. Everyday he keeps you on your toes and whoever does well in the training will going to play.”On his knack of finding the target, Chhetri said: “It comes naturally and sometimes it does not come. I don’t try to think like that. Will it do any good if I score a hat-trick but we go on to lose. For me it does not matter who scores the goal, I just need three points.”The Jamie Day-coached Bangladesh have made it clear that India will start as favourites with Chhetri being the main threat.”I hope four people mark me. So me and four from the opposition are out and we are playing 10 versus six. I will be very happy then we will come to know about someone like Udanta (Singh), Ashique (Kuruniyan), (Abdul) Sahal, Manvir or Balwant.””I will try to be as best that I can be. But if they want to mark, then it’s good because we have better players who are in better shape than me. You will see them tomorrow,” the 35-year-old said.The match is set to witness a full house at the 65,000-capacity stadium and the talismanic India captain admitted that it would be a first-time experience for him and the entire team.”Yesterday our coach asked how many of you have played for the national team with a packed crowd of 45,000-plus. My answer was ‘I have not’ then obviously nobody else has. It’s a great feeling. I’m hoping we hope the most out of it tomorrow.””I have played a lot of games for my country but there are very few that have crossed 30-35,000 mark. I know a lot many gather for a Mohun Bagan-East Bengal derby but that’s different. For a national team, it’s really good and amazing when you anticipate a fan base of more than 45,000. bangladeshfifa world cup qualifiergurpreet singh sandhuIgor Stimac First Published: October 14, 2019, 4:50 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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