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Backers hope Route 66 historic designation can drive tourism

WASHINGTON – Anyone who doubts the lure of Route 66 should talk to Winslow Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob Hall, who said that capitalizing on the historic highway was key to revitalization of the historic downtown. “Fifteen, 20 years ago the population was dwindling and we decided we had to do something,” Hall said.
 

Yakima Valley visitors touring wineries with horses

YAKIMA, Wash. – Blending the old frontier with the new-age West, several local people are saddling up — or hitching up — to give folks a different way to sip wine. Certainly, there are a number of ways to visit area wineries, including driving cars or riding in limousines.

More than 30 rescued in Afghan raid on Taliban prison

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan and foreign special forces raided a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province on Sunday and rescued at least 30 people, according to army and provincial officials. Those rescued in the raid in Helmand’s Nawzad district included four children under the age of 12 and two policemen, the officials said.

Xiaomi opens two more offline stores in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese mainland tech giant Xiaomi opened two more brick-and-mortar stores in central and southern Taiwan over the weekend. A Mi Home showroom opened in Taichung Saturday while a direct-sales store opened in Tainan Sunday, bringing the company's offline stores to four in....

China promotes "Beautiful China Tour" in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's National Tourism Administration (NTA) held a two-day promotion event over the weekend in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, to strengthen Kiwi's knowledge of China and its tourist attractions. The road show of "Beautiful China Tour" has been the largest....

The Latest: Zimbabwe lawmakers 'definitely' seek impeachment

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Zimbabwe's parliament will "definitely" put in motion a process to impeach President Robert Mugabe, the main opposition's parliamentary chief whip says, adding that they have been in discussions with the ruling ZANU-PF party to act jointly.

Renowned Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams to step down

ENCORE! Director Joachim Trier: True horror is a 'lack of self-acceptance' Renowned Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams to step down. © Paul Faith, AFP | Republican party, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams delivers a speech at the Sinn Fein Party conference in Dublin, Ireland on November 18, 2017. Text by Latest update : 2017-11-19.

Centre seeks Rs 13,000 crore surplus from RBI, no special dividend Nov 19, 2017 13:03 IST

The government has not asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to pay any special dividend and is only seeking Rs 13,000 crore of surplus lying with the central bank, economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has said. In August, the RBI had paid a dividend of Rs 30,659 crore for the fiscal ending June, 2017.

Global warming: NASA tool predicts which city will flood first; Mangalore, Mumbai at risk

because of melting glaciers than coastal cities such as Mumbai and New York, data released by Nasa shows. Over the next 100 years, glacial melt could push up Mangalore sea levels by 15.98cm compared to 15.26cm for Mumbai and 10.65cm for New York, says carried in the journal Science Advances.

After Pradhyumn murder, Delhi govt sends 117-point safety checklist to schools

The Delhi government has issued schools a 117-point checklist for ensuring student safety on their premises and warned that there would be “zero tolerance” for any violation. The checklist, including everything from toilets to cyber security, has been prepared in the wake of the brutal killing of a....

President, Vice-President continue to get less salary than top babus, chiefs

The President and the Vice- President continue to get less salaries as compared to the top bureaucrats and service chiefs since the laws are yet to be amended to rectify an anomaly with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations nearly two years ago.

Cushioned loo, throne-cum-commode & more: Here’s what to see at Delhi’s toilet museum

A throne with a built-in commode for a French monarch takes pride of place at a New Delhi museum trying to break taboos surrounding toilets in a country where such convenience remains a sensitive issue. The replica of the wooden throne used by King Louis XIV is among a treasure trove at the Sulabh....

‘This is a great day’: Zimbabweans revel in Mugabe’s ruin

Harare, Zimbabwe, Nov 18 – President Robert Mugabe clings to office, the military is in power and the much-feared ZANU-PF party still rules — but Zimbabweans put such issues aside Saturday to happily embrace what they hope is a new era for the country.

Chris Donoghue quits Newstalk as he lands plum Government gig

The Minister’s current advisor, Caitriona Fitzpatrick said the Department needs a “strong” communications manager as they deal with the fallout over the UK’s Brexit negotiations. She confirmed to independent.ie that Mr Donoghue will join her at the Department in early December. She said: “We are very excited about having him on the team.

Meet the kind-hearted woman who saves stray cats and dogs from war-torn countries across the world

When Louise Hastie was posted to Iraq for her first tour with the Territorial Army, she thought she was prepared. They’d trained her to use a gun and shoot at targets, they’d warned her to say goodbye to her family and write letters to the people she loved in case she didn’t come home. But nothing could have prepared Louise for the horror of war.

STP NHI Bandung wins best video at Tourism Video Promotion Contest

The NHI Bandung Institute of Tourism (STP NHI Bandung) recently took home the award for the best video at the Tourism Video Promotion Contest. “The [contest] is a part of the Indonesian Tourism Students Scientific Week (PILMAPI) held at Banyuwangi State Polytechnic, East Java on Nov. 10 -15.

Politics | Sunday Political Brunch: Why is South Carolina Such a Pivotal State—November 19, 2017

We were on the road again this week to attend an Army graduation in South Carolina. I got to tour one of the nation’s largest military bases, as well as a visit to the State Capitol in Columbia. It made me reflect on how critical this state has become to presidential politics. I like to profile different states and issues while on the road.

Allams will meet group for the first time in four years next week

The Hull City Supporters Trust has held a meeting ahead of its first face-to-face talks with the club's owners for four years. The fans group met in the William Gemmell pub in Anlaby Road, west Hull, to prepare for Assem and Ehab Allam attending a club supporters committee meeting next week.

Ambitious project rolled out to increase exports by 20 per cent

New plan targets tea, coffee, horticulture, tobacco, textile and apparels — for accelerated development via a public-private working group. Data shows that about 60 per cent of Kenya’s exports comprise just 10 products, which go to only 12 destinations, half of which are in Africa.

North Rift widens cash streams to mining, hydro power and tourism

The Baringo County government is particularly banking on mineral exploration and sport tourism. Mr Kiptis said that Tullow Plc, the company behind the discovery of oil deposits in Turkana County, would soon roll out oil exploration in Kerio Valley after an agreement with the county government.

Sh63bn hydro project set to commence

Kenya Valley Development Authority (KVDA) managing director David Kimosop said the tender for construction of the proposed dam projects and the funds have been secured. In a newspaper advertisement on Thursday, Mr Kimosop said the minimum size of land sought is 100 acres.

CS Matiang'i's deeds to guarantee his fresh term

When the Sunday Nation sought to find out how Dr Matiang’i runs the two giant ministries, Education and Interior (in acting capacity), at such a crucial time when the country is facing serious security challenges emanating from the disputed presidential election and two national examinations, the....

The PAP must always stay close to Singaporeans, maintain their trust: PM Lee

[SINGAPORE] The trust between Singapore and the People's Action Party must never be taken for granted or frittered away, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The party only has two to three years before the next general election, and the time to work hard is now, he told 2,000 party activists in a....

Deals worth 15.18 billion yuan inked at 2017 Tianme Business 2017/11/19 15:02:11 November 19 2017 15:43:56 A total of 43 investment deals worth 15.18 billion yuan were signed at the 2017 Tianmen Entrepreneurs Summit, which was held on Friday in Tianmen ci

A total of 43 investment deals worth 15.18 billion yuan were signed at the 2017 Tianmen Entrepreneurs Summit, which was held on Friday in Tianmen city, central China's Hubei Province. The investment deals cover areas including intelligent equipment manufacturing, machinery and electronics, new energy and new material, food processing, biomedicine.

High-tech companies in the limelight at S SOEs eye investments of $121b

A water dispenser which can condense air moisture is seen during the 19th China High-tech Fair in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, Nov 16, 2017. More than 3,000 exhibitors would show latest achievements in science and technology here on the fair which kicked off on Thursday.

Belt and Road Forum for Laos-China Cooperation to be held in December

The first Belt and Road Forum for Laos-China Cooperation will be held in Vientiane, Laos from Dec.19-20, according to organizers. The Lao News Agency (KPL), China Economic Information Service (CEIS) and Lao Chinese Chamber of Commerce announced on Saturday that they will jointly host the forum,....

Urban rail transit reaches 31 Chinese mainland cities

As of the end of June, 31 cities on the Chinese mainland had urban rail transit in operation, with a total length of 3,965 km, according to the China Association of Metros. Another 53 cities have started building rail transport facilities, with a planned construction length of over 9,000 km. About 5,770 km is currently under construction.

Hong Kong holds film festival in London

To mark the 20th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Saturday night held a film festival "Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017" at the Ham Yard Hotel in central London. The festival is organized by Create Hong Kong, in....

Direct air route to launch between Haikou, Sydney

A direct air route will open on January 30 of next year between the south China coastal city of Haikou and Sydney to meet the increasing demand for tourism and businesses, according to Hainan Airlines. It will be the company's 7th direct route to Australia and the first international route departing....

Urban rail transit reaches 31 Chinese mainland cities

As of the end of June, 31 cities on the Chinese mainland had urban rail transit in operation, with a total length of 3,965 km, according to the China Association of Metros. Another 53 cities have started building rail transport facilities, with a planned construction length of over 9,000 km. About 5,770 km is currently under construction.

Saudi banks Q3 income edges up marginal 0.4pc

The consolidated net income of Saudi Arabian banks was only marginally higher in the third quarter (Q3) of 2017, at 0.4 per cent quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q), resulting in an increase of 14.3 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y), a report said. The restriction on net income growth came about as the earnings....
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