Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoBoth prime minister Sheikh Hasina and speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Tuesday submitted their nomination papers to contest the general election from Rangpur-6 (Pirganj), reports UNB.Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury submitted two nomination papers — one for Sheikh Hasina and another for herself- to assistant returning officer and Pirganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer TMA Momen around 12:30pm.She first handed over Sheikh Hasina’s nomination paper to the assistant returning officer.After submission of the nomination papers, the speaker said it is not her personal matter. “The party will decide who will contest the election from the constituency,” she added.Chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on public administration ministry HN Ashequr Rahman and upazila chairman Nur Mohammad Mandal, Pirganj municipality mayor Tazimul Islam Shamim and acting president of Pirganj Upazila Awami League Azizur Rahman Ranga were present during submission of the nomination papers.In 2014, Sheikh Hasina was elected from two constituencies –Rangpur-6 and Gopalganj-3– in the 5 January parliamentary elections. But she vacated Rangpur-6 retaining Member of Parliament (MP) from Gopalganj-3.Later, speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury was elected MP in a by-election to Rangpur-6 (the parliamentary seat no-24).
Sabre outage briefly grounds flights on several airlines << Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, November 14, 2016 Share DALLAS — Travellers on several airlines had trouble checking in for flights and waited out delays Friday after a computer outage at a company that runs airline technology systems.American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines and Virgin America confirmed that a technology glitch briefly interrupted their operations. The problems seemed to have been fixed by midday, and airlines reported that flights had resumed.The airlines blamed their difficulties on a breakdown in systems operated by Sabre Corp., a Texas company that provides software and other technology services to airlines and hotels.A Sabre spokeswoman said the systems were running again by early Friday afternoon. She said she did not know the cause of the breakdown.Passengers at several big airports went on social media to complain about flight delays.American said that the outage caused scattered delays but no cancelled flights. Alaska said that 15 flights were delayed by up to 15 minutes. Southwest said the outage briefly prevented bookings, ticket changes and use of mobile boarding passes.More news: Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyUnited Airlines said its flights were not affected, and Delta Air Lines said it does not use Sabre.On Oct. 17, a problem at Sabre prevented travellers from booking trips on Southwest, JetBlue and Virgin America.Technology outages have struck almost all the airlines at one point or another over the past two years. Airlines rely heavily on overlapping computer programs to handle everything from selling tickets to checking weight calculations before takeoff. When outages occur, they often lead to cascading delays that can linger for hours.Friday’s glitch didn’t affect airline stocks – most gained ground. Sabre shares rose 39 cents to $24.94, but they have still lost 15 per cent in the last year. Tags: Sabre By: David Koenig Source: The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — Viking Ocean Cruises, celebrating its 20th anniversary, has announced 13 new itineraries that will set sail in 2017, 2018 and 2019.Clients can choose between eight to 23-day itineraries. Highlights include:Turquoise Seas of the Western Caribbean – (Miami to Miami; sailing on Viking Sky; November 2017 – February 2018) – Sailing the western Caribbean with an eight-day itinerary, guests will explore the temples of Altun Ha in Belize, walk in the steps of Hemingway’s Key West haunts and marvel at Cozumel’s blue waters at Punta Sur. Sailing roundtrip from Miami, guests will visit three countries and five ports. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms starts at US$2,999 per person.Panama & Central America – (Miami to Miami; sailing on Viking Sky; November – December 2017 and January 2018) – With countries including Costa Rica, Columbia, Honduras, Belize and more, guests will visit eight countries and nine ports on this 15-day itinerary. While making the roundtrip from Miami, guests will experience the Panama Canal, discover Costa Rica’s rainforest and explore Old Town Cartagena’s colonial architecture, a UNSECO World Heritage Site. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms starts at $5,499 per person.Atlantic Crossing – (Miami to Barcelona; sailing on Viking Sky; March 3, 2018) – During this classic transatlantic journey, guests enjoy the 14-day sailing and call on ports in both Europe and the New World. In Europe, destinations include the Garden Island of Madeira and Barcelona. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms starts at $2,399 per person.More news: Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongPassage to India – (Athens to Mumbai; sailing on Viking Spirit; Aug. 18, 2018) – On this 21-day itinerary, guests will trace the routes of the earliest merchants from Greece to India, with ports of call in six countries including Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Oman. Along the journey, guests will accompany local guides to ancient treasures, visit the red sandstone city of Petra and see the Great Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms starts at $5,999 per person.For more information, visit vikingoceancruises.com. Share Travelweek Group New Viking itineraries in Alaska, Australia, Asia, and Caribbean Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Friday, January 13, 2017 Tags: Promotions