NPR:In November 1941, two ships crossed paths off the coast of Australia. One was the German raider HSK Kormoran. The other: an Australian warship called the HMAS Sydney. Guns were fired, the ships were damaged and both sank to the bottom of the ocean.The loss of the Sydney in World War II was a national tragedy for the Australians, particularly because none of the 645 men on board survived. In the years that followed, there was intense interest in finding the wrecks, particularly the wreck of the Sydney. The idea was that doing this might give the families of the lost sailors some measure of peace, a sense of closure and certainty.The problem was that the only witnesses to the battle and the sinking were about 300 German sailors who had abandoned their ship after it had been hit. They were eventually picked up by the Australian military.Read the whole story: NPR More of our Members in the Media >
Share Share NewsRegional Tobago man accused of raping 8-y-o gets bail by: CMC – November 21, 2014 Sharing is caring! 229 Views no discussions Tweet Share SCARBROUGH, Tobago (CMC) — A 19-year-old man will re-appear in court on December 18 on charges of raping an eight year-old schoolgirl earlier this week.Jelani Arthur, who was offered TT$200,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Michael Broom, is also facing three charges of sexual assault arising out of the incident.In granting bail, the accused was told by the court that he should have no contact with the child and should report to police twice weekly.The eight-year-old primary school pupil was allegedly sexually assaulted in the bathroom of her school on Tuesday.She was rescued after the school’s principal broke down the door of the bathroom and wrestled the knife-bearing intruder to the ground.Arthur faced similar charges against a five-year-old child three years ago.
Thinking of buying a new car in the coming months? Then you’ve no doubt heard about Personal Contract Plans or PCPs. Here, the Letterkenny Credit Union advisors explain what these agreements really mean and share a guide on getting the best deal on car finance:PCPs car finance agreements have been getting a lot of attention – and not always for the right reasons. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) recently released the first public analysis of PCPs in Ireland. The report found that a third of new car purchases in Ireland are now financed by PCP agreements. In 2016, a significant €805 million was extended to consumers in PCP finance – a considerable increase of 65% on 2015. The CCPC says however that because of the complexity of these agreements, there is a concern that consumers do not fully understand how they work. In particular, they say there is a doubt that consumers are fully aware of the balloon payments at the end of a PCP agreement. The CCPC is of the view that further protection is needed in Ireland for consumers availing of these agreements.* Paul Hume, Chairperson of Letterkenny Credit Union said: “For many, headline rates on PCP agreements can at first look more attractive, but these can easily distract from the range of additional charges and a good deal of inflexibility. Paul explains: “Essentially PCPs are lease schemes. The buyer has in effect, hired the car for a particular period of time while they make payments. At the end of the agreement, they will have to make a balloon payment in order to own the car. “With a traditional car loan, the person simply borrows the money to pay for a car, which they own immediately. They can also sell the car on at any time they wish, should they need to, whereas they do not have this option with a PCP.”There is further detail in the ‘small print’ of a PCP agreement which consumers should be aware of. They will, for example, need to be conscious of the mileage they are clocking up, because the balloon payment at the end of the agreement will have been calculated with their annual mileage in mind. On the other hand, if a consumer takes out a car loan before purchasing a car, they are effectively going as a cash buyer to the car dealer and are in a far better position to negotiate a deal. Paul continued: “At Letterkenny Credit Union we offer a car loan with an APR rate of 7.5%** which is typically approved within 24 hours. There are no hidden fees or administration charges with our loan, and we are always happy to work with our members to arrange repayments in a way that best suits their individual circumstances. “We would really encourage anyone thinking of buying a new or used car in the coming weeks to contact us at Letterkenny Credit Union before making any decisions. “We are happy to see all our members, no matter how long it has been, and of course we are always happy to chat to anyone who has never been a credit union member.”For further information just contact the LKCU loans team on 0749102126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org*CCPC; Personal Contract Plans – The Irish Market. March 2018** For a €30,000, 5 year variable interest rate loan with 60 monthly repayments of €497.88, an interest Rate of 7.24%, a representative APR of 7.5%, the total amount payable by the member is €29,871.16 Information correct as at 30/10/2018. Are you getting the best deal on car finance? was last modified: November 22nd, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:car financecar loanLetterkenny Credit Unionpcp
Share This!©Rikki NiblettWasn’t it just Halloween and now BAM! it’s Christmas. It is the most glorious time of the year at the Magic Kingdom and the park is getting ready to celebrate with you!First, it’s time to get your Jingle on – that is the Jingle Cruise. This holiday overlay of the Jungle Cruise in Adventureland sees the Skippers who are homesick during the holiday season, so they decided to create their own festive fun with homemade decorations, gifts, and more. The boat dock area has been decorated and the boats have been renamed with fun holiday themes. In addition, many of the show scenes have been decorated too, like the gorilla camp, the temple, and even Ginger and Smiley. The jokes take on a fun holiday spin too, with holiday-inspired laughs. The Jingle Cruise overlay will last through the holiday season. One of the best parts of celebrating the holiday season at the Magic Kingdom is the Frozen Holiday Wish castle lighting show. This show is simply spectacular and words do not do it justice. The is gorgeous show features Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and even Olaf; ending with the traditional castle lighting ceremony, with Elsa turning the palace into an icy wonderland. During Frozen Holiday Wish, Cinderella Castle lights up each evening with more than 200,000 white shimmering lights, causing the castle to appear as though it has been frosted over.Other entertainment offerings will see holiday overlays as well. Those include a new segment for the brand new Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire. There will be an all-new finale scene which will include new costumes, décor, choreography, and a new original song celebrating the season. The show is found on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage and includes Mickey and his troupe of Merry Makers and is performed multiple times a day.In addition, holiday overlays will occur for the Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street Party, The Dapper Dans, and the holiday version of the Main Street Trolley Show.We love the holiday season at the Magic Kingdom and are excited to get to experience it again this year.
Share This!School is in session, the white clothes are packed away, the PSLs are out in force, and big bags of small quantities of candy are being pushed in grocery stores. Yes, it’s fall and time for HALLOWEEN. While the goblins, witches, and ghosts of your neighborhood are looking for candy, at Universal Orlando the undead, chainsaw maniacs, demonic creatures, and monsters are looking for YOU.Halloween Horror Nights 29, Universal’s hard-ticket Halloween event is open now and runs through November 2. In this guide will give you the DOs and DON’Ts for your trip to Halloween Horror Nights 29. Want a deeper dive? Read our two part series on this year’s event.Photo courtesy Inside UniversalDO Buy Tickets OnlineHalloween Horror Nights is a separate ticketed event at Universal Studios Florida. That means regular admission to the park is not accepted at HHN. Universal is willing to sell you full-price tickets at the park, but resist that urge. Save time and money by purchasing your ticket online.Tickets at the park require you to stand in line to purchase full-priced $119.99 plus tax tickets. Instead, purchase your tickets online before or the day of your visit. Visit the Halloween Horror Nights Orlando’s website to save up to $52 per ticket with prices starting at $67.99 plus tax. Those tickets can then be picked up at any Universal Orlando will call kiosk or your phone can be used for admission. Plus it saves you from standing in line!DON’T Spend All Day in the ParkHere at TouringPlans we always say: ARRIVE EARLY! Lines for attractions are short, the weather is more pleasant, and there are fewer guests. If you are pairing a day at the parks with HHN, or doing just HHN, consider taking a longer than normal mid-day break to rest and recuperate.Halloween Horror Nights starts at 6:30 p.m. nightly and guests flood the event by 8:30 p.m. The lines for the most popular houses will be over two hours long. If you spend a full day in the parks with a minimal or no break you will want to head back early. But by taking a break you will be rested and ready to tackle the houses during the last hour of the event, when those who spent all day in the park will have left.DO Review the MapAs theme park fans we scoff at maps. Pshaw, we do not need maps we have intuition! Guess what, Halloween Horror Nights throws that intuition away and uses it to scare you. The park uses new locations for their haunted houses along with designed “scare zones”, outdoor walk through experiences, to scare you. Review the map before your visit to know where the entrances and locations are for the haunts you want to see.DO Stay and ScreamWhat is better than being first into the park for Halloween Horror Nights? What about never having to leave the park. Stay and Scream keeps guests with a day and HHN admission in the park. Two locations are available for Stay and Scream: New York, for the houses in the front of the park, and Springfield, for the houses in the back of the park. To enter guests present their HHN pass to a Team Member then wait in the holding area until 5:50 – 6:00 p.m. when they are re-admitted to the park.DON’T Immediately Use Express PassEvery year during the first hour or two of the event we see it, guests walking up to the house with an under 30 minute wait only to immediately use their Express Pass, and it breaks our hearts. Be smart, and visit the houses with low waits early then use your Express Pass on houses after 8:00 p.m. At that time you will be reducing your wait the most on average.There is an option of “Last 3 Hours” or “After 10:00/11:00 p.m.” Express Passes, which can are half off, can be purchased anytime during the event night, are only activated the last three hours of the event, and grant the same access as a full price Express Pass. This option will save you money while also guaranteeing you access to all the houses in a night.Photo courtesy Inside UniversalDO Take a BreakHalloween Horror Nights is INTENSE. Between the loud noises, scare zones, special effects, and more it can wear down any theme park veteran. Just standing in line, seeing houses, and walking through scare zones will send even the biggest horror fan to the parking garage before 11:00 p.m. Instead take a break midway through the event.CityWalk offers several restaurants to escape. NBC Grill Brew has hundreds of TVs to see that night’s game along with several dozen beer choices and amazing apps. Cowfish splits the difference between sushi and burgers by offering gourmet versions of both. Antojitos focuses on Mexican street food in a contemporary atmosphere. Plus Toothsome, Margaritaville, Hard Rock, Bubba Gumps, and more offer sit down restaurants to relax at. Not thinking of dining? You can pick up a game of mini golf at Hollywood Drive-In Golf, see a movie at Cinemark Theaters, or experience the amazing Blue Man Group.Diagon Alley offers the ultimate escape, toning down the music and intensity while offering an amazing late night touring trip. The line for Gringotts will start to climb around 9:00 p.m., so make sure to ride that first, but the interactive wand stations, shops, and Knockturn Alley will remain quiet throughout the night.We cannot forget the other amazing attractions at Universal Studios Florida to take a break at. While Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is the most visible (and has the longest line) other attractions such as Transformers, Revenge of the Mummy, and Men in Black offer short to walk-on waits.DON’T Be a JerkI know, this seems basic but so many people forget this. All the bar staff, scare actors, operations staff, and guest relations are all Team Members in the end. Any poor behavior is amplified during Halloween Horror Nights and is unacceptable. Guests known to verbally or physically assault Team Members during the event have been arrested. This is not the time to show off to others or be aggressive. If you think you cannot handle the event without altercation then stay home. After all, just be cool man.What are your Do’s and Don’ts for Halloween Horror Nights? Leave them in the comments below.
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – People across four Canadian cities will still receive their mail on Monday, but it’ll come with some delays as postal workers begin rotating strikes in Victoria, Edmonton, Halifax, and Windsor.Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have started their 24-hour rotating strikes, after negotiators failed to reach a new contract agreement before the deadline.According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, those most impacted by these strikes will be small businesses, which are being “left in the cold.”“While a rotating strike may be less harmful than a general strike, it creates additional uncertainty for businesses at a critical time for many small firms,” CFIB president Dan Kelly said in a release. “The bad news for Canada Post workers is that every time they even threaten a strike, more small business customers move to use alternatives, many never returning to Canada Post.”WATCH: Impact of Canada Post rotating strikes on legal pot delivery He explains smaller businesses rely on Canada Post for shipping goods, sending invoices, and receiving payments, and worries about the possible impact this strike action will have.According to the CFIB, nearly two thirds of small businesses send more than 20 pieces of mail per month.The federation is calling for a quick resolution to avoid possible disruptions heading into the holiday season.CUPW President Mike Palecek says Canada Post has refused to talk about issues that matter to the union, which include job security, an end to forced overtime, better health and safety measures and gender equality.