Enjoy a Free allinclusive Upgrade on 75 Tempting Itineraries for 202021 with

first_img19th September 2019- Holidaymakers looking to set sail to the beautiful Baltic, the spectacular Norwegian fjords or the warmer climates of Europe with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines next year can enjoy a FREE all-inclusive upgrade on 75 regional UK departures when booked by 31st October 2019. As part of the free all-inclusive upgrade, guests will be able to enjoy selected house wines by the glass, as well as selected beers, spirits and soft drinks all day, every day during their holiday, on more than 75 UK departures, setting sail between April 2020 and May 2021. Jackie Martin, Sales and Marketing Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “This incentive is perfect for those who prefer not to fly. In addition to a hassle-free, no-fly departure, guests can sit back, relax and enjoy the many drinks on offer as part of this all-inclusive upgrade, without having to worry about a bar bill to settle at the end of their holiday. “Plus, with 75 varied itineraries included, from five-night breaks to the stunning Norweigian fjords, to longer, 16-night breaks to Greenland and the Canary Islands, there is sure to be something to suit everyone.” Highlights of the all-inclusive upgrade offer include: Black Watch’s 14-night W2012 ‘Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 28thApril 2020. Prices start from £1,749 per person. Ports of call: Liverpool, UK – Lisbon, Portugal – Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (overnight stay) – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain – Arrecife, Spain – Portimao, Portugal – Leixões (for Oporto), Portugal – Liverpool, UK For more details: Visit W2012 ‘Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade’  Boudicca’s seven-night D2011 ‘Waterways & Cities of Holland & Belgium’ cruise, departing from Dover on 18th May 2020.Prices start from £949 per person. Ports of call: Dover, UK – Honfleur, France – Cruising Western Scheldt River, Belgium – Antwerp, Belgium, (overnight stay) – Ghent, Belgium – Cruising Ghent-Terneuzen Canal, Belgium – Cruising North Sea Canal, Netherlands – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Cruising Nieuwe Maas, Netherlands – Dover, UK For more details: Visit D2011 ‘Waterways & Cities of Holland & Belgium’ Balmoral’s 14-night L2012 ‘Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic’ cruise, departing from Edinburgh (Rosyth) on 8th June 2020.Prices start from £1,999 per person. Ports of call: Edinburgh (Rosyth), UK – Copenhagen, Denmark – Riga, Latvia – St Petersburg, Russia (overnight stay) – Cruising Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden – Stockholm, Sweden – Visby, Sweden – Oslo, Noway – Edinburgh (Rosyth), UK For more details: Visit L2012 ‘Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic’  Black Watch’s 14-night W2023 ‘Canaries & Portugal with Madeira Meteor Shower’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 8thDecember 2020. Prices start from £1,499 per person. Ports of call: Liverpool, UK – Vigo, Spain – Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (overnight stay) – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain – Arrecife, Spain – Lisbon, Portugal – Leixões (for Oporto), Portugal – Liverpool, UK For more details: Visit W2023 ‘Canaries & Portugal with Madeira Meteor Shower’  Braemar’s eight-night M2107 ‘Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 1st April 2021.Prices start from £1,149 per person. Ports of call: Southampton, UK – Stavanger, Norway – Eidfjord, Norway – Cruise Hardangerfjord, Norway – Olden, Norway – Cruising Nordfjord, Norway – Bergen, Norway – Cruising Lysefjord, Norway – Southampton, UK For more details: Visit M2107 ‘Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland’   All prices are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded ‘Interior Room’, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, plus port / airport taxes, flights and transfers, where applicable. Fred. Olsen is so committed to helping guests to enjoy the perfect getaway from the moment that they book, without having to worry about the uncertainties of Brexit, that it has launched its pioneering ‘Brexit Promise’, believed to be the first of its kind within the industry. If a cruise is cancelled due to the UK leaving the European Union, Fred. Olsen guarantees to give guests a full refund on that sailing, PLUS a free cruise. For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at or call the Trade Support Team on 01473 746164.last_img read more

Closing Bell TSX advances amid hopes ECB set to take action on

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Wednesday as buyers hoped that the European Central Bank will unveil measures to help contain the eurozone debt crisis.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 11,990.14 +48.44 0.41%S&P 500 — 1,403.44 -1.50 -0.11%Dow — 13,047.48 +11.54 0.09%Nasdaq — 3,069.27 -5.79 -0.19%The S&P/TSX composite index rose 48.44 points to 11,990.14 led by financial and mining stocks while copper prices advanced for a third day, while the TSX Venture Exchange added 3.69 points to 1,246.27.The Canadian dollar was lower ahead of the ECB announcement and Canadian jobs data which also comes out on Friday, falling 0.52 of a cent at 100.92 cents US.As expected, The Bank of Canada left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at one% while warning that rates will have to rise at some point in the future. The central bank also said that there has been a widespread slowing of activity across most economies.The loonie seemed unaffected by Tuesday’s Quebec election which saw the pro-independence Parti Quebecois win the contest, but only securing a minority government.New York markets were little changed. The Dow Jones industrials were up 11.54 points to 13,047.48, the Nasdaq composite index was down 5.79 points to 3,069.27 and the S&P 500 index eased 1.5 points to 1,403.44.Traders anxiously awaited Thursday’s interest rate announcement from the European Central Bank amid hopes the ECB will move to ease the eurozone debt crisis by addressing the high borrowing costs that have bedevilled some of the weakest members of the monetary union, particularly Spain. It is expected some sort of bond-buying program will be announced but it would come with strings attached.To be eligible for the central bank’s help, for example, countries would likely have to formally apply for assistance from the eurozone’s rescue facility and accept conditions on their budget policies, which many governments would be reluctant to do.“The best thing we can hope for is the European Central Bank to get its firepower all lined up and try to cap rates and do that in a way that doesn’t stoke inflation and allows time to pass and finances to get a bit healthier,” said Paul Vaillancourt, vice president and chief investment officer at Canadian Wealth Management.“In times of crisis, sometimes the best you can expect is do no harm.”Investor sentiment improved somewhat as Bloomberg News reported European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s bond-buying program involves unlimited purchases of government debt.Europe’s economy also remains fundamentally weak. A survey of the eurozone’s services sector on Wednesday showed the sector continued to contract in August. The so-called purchasing managers’ index fell more than earlier estimated, suggesting the currency bloc is headed for a sharp drop in GDP in the third quarter.Markets also looked ahead to Friday’s release of the August non-farm payrolls report to see if a weak report would persuade the U.S. Federal Reserve to embark on another round of stimulus.Nervousness about a slowing global outlook was heightened after FedEx, viewed as an economic bellwether, cut its first-quarter earnings guidance, pointing to weakness in the global economy. Its shares were down two% in New York to US$85.79.Both FedEx and larger rival UPS have warned about the impact of slower economic growth on their results. In July, UPS said customers were worried about what’s in store in the second half of the year. The delivery companies have cut or reduced the frequency of flights in Asia, as shipments both within the region and to Europe and the U.S. have slowed.The base metals sector edged up 0.54% while December copper on the Nymex was up six cents at US$3.53 a pound. Lundin Mining rose 15 cents to $4.57 and Capstone Mining climbed five cents to $2.40.The gold sector was ahead almost 1% as December bullion shed $2 to US$1,694 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. added 38 cents to C$40.45.The financials sector was up 0.67% with TD Bank ahead 89 cents at $81.13 and Royal Bank climbed 78 cents to $55.64.The energy sector was slightly higher with the October crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange ahead six cents to US$95.36 a barrel. Imperial Oil climbed $1.28 to C$46.35.Utilities led decliners as TransAlta fell 57 cents to $14.11.TransCanada Corp. says it has submitted a supplemental environmental report to Nebraskan authorities on the preferred alternative route for its Keystone XL pipeline.TransCanada says the filing reflects feedback both from state regulators and the public. It also respects state timelines and the overall regulatory process for determining a reroute of the controversial pipeline as requested by the U.S. State Department. TransCanada shares were unchanged at $44.88.Elsewhere on the corporate front, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. cites costs related to its acquisition of Statoil Fuel & Retail for a 26% drop in quarterly net earnings. The Quebec-based convenience store and fuel station operator posted net profits of US$102.9-million, or 57 cents per diluted share in the quarter ended July 22. Its shares fell $1.13 to $49.07.Nokia revealed its first smartphones to run the next version of Windows, a big step for a company that has bet its future on an alliance with Microsoft. Investors were disappointed, and Nokia’s stock fell 16.25% to US$2.37 in New York.Shares in BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. hit a new 52-week low of $6.45 before recovering slightly to close down eight cents to $6.46.Its stock hit the new milestone as Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley said in a research report that he expects RIM to release its BlackBerry 10 smartphone as scheduled in the first quarter of next year. But he says that RIM has lost too much smartphone market share to Apple and Android and will mightily struggle to win back consumers even if BlackBerry 10 smartphones are very competitive and compelling products.Here’s the news investors were watching today:Bank of Canada holds rate steady as global storm clouds gatherPQ win throws corporate deals, resource development into questionCanada steadily losing competitive edgeNokia shares tumble after Lumia 820, 920 debut disappoints investorsON DECK THURSDAYECONOMIC NEWSEuropean Central Bank announces policy decision in efforts to ease sovereign debt crisis Bank of England announces interest rate decision UNITED STATES7:30 a.m.Challenger Layoff Report (Aug) 8:15 a.m.ADP National Employment Report (Aug): Economists expect gain of 140,000 jobs 8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 370,000 new claims 10 a.m.Non-manufacturing ISM index (Aug): Economists expect a reading of 52.5, flat with last month CORPORATE NEWSCANADATranscontinental Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 41¢ a share read more

Football Ryan Day to make 487000 on top of base salary for

Ohio State acting head coach Ryan Day paces the sidelines in the in the third quarter of the game against TCU on Sept. 15. Ohio State won 40-28. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State offensive coordinator Ryan Day’s tenure as acting head coach has come to an end, but for the three games served at the helm, he added $487,000 to his base salary, according to a letter obtained by The Lantern.The additional payment will be added to his Sept. 30 paycheck, according to the letter signed by athletic director Gene Smith. According to two other letters obtained by The Lantern, head coach Urban Meyer will be docked two separate payments of $285,253.84 from September and October and Smith will lose $60,711.16 from his September salary for their suspensions.Meyer was officially suspended on Aug. 25 after learning of the terms on Aug. 22. He was suspended until Sept. 2, and for the first three games of the season. Smith was suspended until last Sunday.According to Day’s contract, he is paid a base salary of $810,000 before any bonuses. Meyer’s contract shows the head coach would make $7.6 million before any bonuses or the reduction in pay.All assistant coaches at Ohio State receive various bonuses for different milestones reached during the year. If the team wins the Big Ten East division, a bonus of 8.5 percent is added to each contract. A Big Ten championship game win adds 4.25 percent to that. Should the Buckeyes reach a College Football Playoff postseason game, a 17 percent bonus is added to the base salary. A loss in a CFP semi-final appearance would add a 21.25 percent bonus to the base salary, while a win would be a 25.5 percent addition. If Ohio State makes a non-CFP bowl game and only wins nine games, a 4.25 percent incentive would be added to the contract.With the new contracts signed by all the coaches, Ohio State could potentially have five assistant coaches make more than $1 million in 2018, with Day, offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, co-defensive coordinator Alex Grinch and defensive line coach Larry Johnson all within reach of the milestone.Given his promotion to interim wide receivers coach, Brian Hartline will make a $109,463 base salary in 2018.All assistant coaches are given monthly vehicle stipends of $600.Read the full letters about the updated pay regarding the suspensions here: Ryan Day, Urban Meyer, Gene Smith.Read the full contracts here: Urban Meyer, Ryan Day, Greg Schiano, Kevin Wilson, Alex Grinch, Taver Johnson, Larry Johnson, Tony Alford, Mickey Marotti, Bill Davis, Greg Studrawa, Brian Hartline. read more