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Bluesfest Adds Four More Artists to the 30th Anniversary Celebration

With just over 90 days to go until the gates of Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm swing open for Bluesfest 2019, we are proud to announce the following artists will be joining the 30th Anniversary Celebration: TASH SULTANA SIX60 OCEAN ALLEY AMARU TRIBE With more artists yet to be announced… With tickets selling faster than any other Bluesfest in history, we are heading for a spectacular celebration and sell-out festival this April. Festival Director Peter Noble is getting excited about the 30th Anniversary...
Tags: Travel, London, Featured, News, Australia, California, US, Norah Jones, Kurt Vile, Culture, David Bowie, Sydney, New Zealand, Argentina, Bob Marley, Jack White


Airbnb contest to live in Italy

Sure, you might have considered renting an Airbnb in Italy for a few weeks as a much-needed getaway, but now Airbnb might actually pay you to live there like a local in Southern Italy for a whole three months. Partnering with Wonder Grottole, Airbnb is offering four lucky winners the chance to reside for three months in Grottole, a small mountain village known for its homemade pottery baked in grottos scattered throughout the hills. With only 300 residents and over 600 empty homes, this ancie...
Tags: Travel, News, Italy, Airbnb, Southern Italy, Vincenzo, Airbnb Contest, free Airbnb, Grottole, Italian Airbnb


Splitting the Party

John and Craig talk about the trope of “Never split the party,” and why, as a writer, you often want and need to divide up your characters to better explore relationships, propel the story forward, give actors something to do, and simply fit everyone in the frame. We also follow up on screenwriting scams, sequences, websites, and liking things that others don’t. Links: Join us for the WGA’s Princess Bride screening on January 27th. You can catch John on Studio 360. “Let’s Split Up the Gang”...
Tags: Travel, News, Film Industry, Adaptation, John, Party, Patton Oswalt, Craig, Genres, Producers, Alan Menken, WGA, Craig Mazin, Big Fish, Treatments, Screenwriting


FOMO killer: Developments at MedLife, Spotify, ZEE5, Paytm, Oyo and more

Developments that you may have missed in the past week. Online pharmacy Online pharmacy Medlife will now expand its retail pharmacy presence and will open 750 pharmacies by the end of 2020, reports Business Standard. The company is looking to achieve the target through acquisition of offline... ...
Tags: Travel, Spotify, News, Hotels, Content, Paytm, Oyo, Zeel, Tata Sky, Hotstar, Medlife, OTT Services, Online pharmacy, Dailyninja, Zee5, Online Grocery Ordering


TRAI: Viewers can avail 100 pay and free to air SD channels for Rs 130

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has clarified (pdf) that the consumers have the option to choose a-la-carte free to air channels OR Pay channels OR bouquet of pay channels or any combination within the desired 100 SD channels, within the network capacity fee of maximum Rs 130. The... ...
Tags: Travel, TV, Television, News, Cable, Government, Policy, Regulation, Trai, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India TRAI, DTH


Indonesian govt to collect data and charge tax on e-commerce players

Indonesia will now require e-commerce sellers to share data with authorities and pay VAT and income taxes, reports Reuters. Due to come into effect in April, the new rules passed by the finance ministry will require e-commerce platforms to give data on how much money each vendor has made while... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Indonesia, Policy, Regulation, Reuters, Lazada


Win a trip for two to Buenos Aires, Argentina!

Ready to tango in Argentina’s capital city? Get ready to embrace local culture, food and wine on the trip of a lifetime to Buenos Aires. Keep reading to find out how to win this trip for two. We’ve partnered with General Assembly to offer a lucky reader the chance to win a trip for two to Buenos Aires, including a $1,000 airline credit, four nights at a boutique hotel, a tapas tasting street food tour, a traditional dinner and tango show as well as a walking tour of some of the city’s stories m...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Design, News, Argentina, Vacation, Contest, Buenos Aires, Trip, General Assembly, Buenos Aires Argentina, Buenos Aires Keep


The Shutdown Is Disrupting Travel at America’s Biggest Airports. And It’s Probably Going to Get Worse

TSA workers have not been paid for the pay period that ended last Friday
Tags: Travel, News, Uncategorized, America, Tsa, Onetime


Vegan Mini Market

The Rainbow Vegan Mini Market is a lively monthly event at the Rainbow Centre. There will be a fun festive vibe with the day packed full of exciting Vegan stalls featuring a variety of local and ethical products, services offering delicious treats, complimentary sampling, elixirs & kombucha, beauty & fashion, plus live music and face painting for the kids. The Rainbow Centre is tucked away in the Hinterland of Byron Bay, in a peaceful town Mullumbimby. The Rainbow Centre is a space for you to ...
Tags: Travel, Food, News, Culture, Byron Bay, Rainbow Centre There, Rainbow Centre, Mullumbimby The Rainbow Centre


State lays blame for deadly Ride the Ducks crash on maker, Seattle operator of tour vehicle

The operator failed to act on a critical warning about a defect in the axle, said a senior counsel with the state Attorney General’s Office.
Tags: Travel, News, Seattle, Local News, Ducks, Northwest, Local Business


Travel Troubleshooter | What to do when flight reimbursement is promised, but never shows up

When Frontier Airlines cancels Audra Singer's flight to Cleveland, it offers to pay for her new ticket to her destination. Two months have gone by. Where's her money?
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Cleveland, Frontier Airlines


Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to furloughed counterparts in U.S. — including Seattle

Canadian air traffic controllers are buying pizzas for their American counterparts who are working but not getting paid due to the continued federal government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history.
Tags: Travel, News, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Nation & World Politics, Boeing & Aerospace


Ananth Narayanan quits Myntra-Jabong as CEO, Amar Nagaram to take over

Myntra-Jabong CEO Ananth Narayanan has resigned from the company, after months of speculation over his exit. Myntra confirmed the development to MediaNama in a statement. Amar Nagaram, VP of consumer shopping experience at Flipkart, will now head Myntra and Jabong. He will report to Flipkart CEO... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Flipkart, Myntra, Industry Moves, Ananth Narayanan, Myntra Jabong, Amar Nagaram


Revenues digest: Myntra revenue down by 80%, Byjus’ shoots up by 97% in FY18

Myntra Flipkart-owned Myntra’s revenues fell sharply by 80% to Rs 427 crore in FY2018 from Rs 2,000 crore last year, reports the Economic Times. Myntra told ET that the data points are partial and do not give the entire picture of Myntra. The company’s losses were down by 76% to Rs 151... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Ecommerce, Fashion, News, Education, Internet, Earnings, Revenues, Jabong, Economic Times, Myntra, Byju


Maharashtra, AP and TN have the highest number of broadband connections in India

India had 481.7 million wireless and wireline broadband connections at the end of September 2018, an increase of 8% over a three month period starting from June 2018, according to data published by the telecom regulator TRAI. Note that there were 78.3 million narrowband connections in the country,... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, India, Broadband, Policy, Telecom, Trai, India Telecom Data, Research & Numbers, Narrowband, Maharashtra AP


SC issues notice to the Centre for order that allows monitoring of all computers

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre over its December 20th, 2018 order where the Ministry of Home Affairs allowed 10 agencies to monitor, intercept and collect data from all computers, under Section 69 of the Information and Technology Act, reports Hindustan Times. The SC has given... ...
Tags: Travel, Technology, News, Supreme Court, Privacy, Internet, Government, Surveillance, Policy, Hindustan Times, Ministry of Home Affairs, IT Act


Germany’s anti-trust body to order FB to stop gathering unspecified user data

Germany’s anti-trust regulator plans to order Facebook to stop gathering some user data (unspecified), reports Reuters. The regulator, Federal Cartel Office, will tell Facebook in a ruling as to what action it would have to take in the next few weeks. The Federal Cartel Office has been... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, News, Internet, Government, Germany, Social Media, Data, Regulation, Antitrust, Data Protection, Reuters, Federal Cartel Office


Vulnerability in NASA’s Jira setting exposed details of a thousand users

Sensitive information such as internal user details, project details, employee names and mail IDs, was exposed through Jira, a web app that companies use for tracking tasks and issues, at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration aka NASA. NCR based security researcher Avinash Jain, who... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, US, Nasa, Cyber Security, Data Breach, Policy, Jira, Cert, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, User data, Avinash Jain, NASA NCR


AIOVA to appeal CCI’s Flipkart ruling regarding unfair and discriminatory pricing

The All India Online Vendor’s Association will appeal against the Competition Commission of India’s ruling favouring the Walmart-owned Flipkart, reports Reuters. AIOVA, which represents more than 3,500 online sellers, will appeal to the National Company Law Appelate Tribunal (NCLAT).... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Government, Walmart, More, Policy, Marketplaces, Flipkart, CCI, Competition Commission of India, Aditya Birla, AIOVA


A Deeper Shade Of Blue

“Stunningly beautiful to watch, very funny in places, totally entertaining but most importantly tells a deeper history of what surfing is and the magic place where it was born.” Stacy Peralta, Director of Dog Town/Z Boys & Riding Giants The Byron Community Centre’s Surfflix series continues! This Tuesday (15 January) they will be showing A Deeper Shade Of Blue. The night promises a chilled atmosphere with the Byron Theatre Bar open before the film (from 6:30pm) and during intermission. Don’t mis...
Tags: Travel, News, Culture, Don, Byron Bay, Stacy Peralta, Dog Town Z Boys Riding Giants, Box Office Mon Fri 10am


Byron Beach Clean

This is a fraction of the plastic toys Byron Beach Clean have collected that were left on Main Beach Byron Bay over the last year! This is happening ALL over the planets’ beaches! Sometimes they find entire sets obviously left overnight… people must fly up on holidays buy them and leave them on the beach not wanting to carry them home on the plane! Imagine this broken down into microscopic beads travelling in the sea. Follow Byron Beach Clean on Facebook, and please take all your rubbish / b...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Featured, News, Byron Bay, Byron Beach Clean


News for the Week

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Tags: Travel, News, Announcements


One dollar vacation deposits

This might be the best IOU you’ve ever written. Travel company Intrepid is offering dream trips around the world for just a $1 deposit. Obviously you’ll have to pay the full amount later, but the insanely cheap deposit could help thousands of people pull the trigger on trips they otherwise couldn’t afford. The small-group trips include Russia, cycling through the French Alps, Northern Italy, a Botswana safari, Everest Base Camp, and many more. Over 100 countries are included in the offer. The...
Tags: Travel, News, Russia, Botswana, Everest Base Camp, Cheap Travel, Travel Budget, 1 Travel Deposit, Travel Deposit, French Alps Northern Italy


Royal Caribbean Cruise Returns to Florida Early After Hundreds Are Sickened With Norovirus

A cruise ship will return to its Florida port one day early, after at least 277 of its guests and crew were struck by the bug norovirus. Passengers on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, at one point the largest cruise ship in the world, were reportedly not allowed to disembark when it reached Falmouth,…
Tags: Travel, Florida, News, Uncategorized, Infectious Disease, Royal Caribbean, Onetime, Royal Caribbean Cruise Returns


Norway: Private tycoon goes public with wife’s disappearance

STAVANGER, Norway — Tom Hagen and his wife expected to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2019. Today, one of Norway’s wealthiest men just wants to know that Anne-Elizabeth Falkevik Hagen, the childhood sweetheart he married at age 19, is alive. Her disappearance and suspected abduction from the couple’s home on Halloween has gripped a […]
Tags: Travel, News, World, Nation, Norway, Tom Hagen, STAVANGER Norway, Nation & World, Anne Elizabeth Falkevik Hagen


Facebook suspends Philippines media company’s accounts for scamming

Facebook has banned Twinmark Media Enterprises, a Philippines digital marketing group, because it was using fake accounts, leading users to ad farms, and selling access to their Facebook pages to increase distribution. “This organization has repeatedly violated our misrepresentation and spam... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Instagram, Internet, Social Media, Policy, Philippines, Misinformation, Fake News, Election Integrity, Twinmark Media Enterprises


Videos from Amazon’s Ring security cameras were accessible to employees

Videos and information from Amazon’s tiny Ring security cameras could be accessed by Ring employees in Ukraine and the US at the least, reports The Intercept. Employees were also using video streams from within and outside the house to tag objects in order to train its poor object-recognising... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Security, News, Privacy, Internet, US, Ukraine, Surveillance, Cameras, Iot, Privacy Breach, Security Vulnerability


Updated: Tripura govt extends 2-day internet ban by 48 hours

Update on January 11: The Tripura government yesterday extended the state-wide internet shutdown by another 48 hours, reports the Tripura Times. The ban was extended in an attempt to stop unauthenticated information, visuals and photographs, after police forces reportedly fired at civilians in the... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Government, Policy, Tripura, Internet Freedom, Internet shutdowns, Tripura Times


Ola raises $74 million from Steadview Capital: report

Ola has raised $74 million from Steadview Capital in a Series J round, reportedly valuing the company between $5.5-$6 billion, according to the Economic Times. As part of the investment, Steadview Capital has received 245,082 preference shares at Rs 21,250 per preference share, according to ROC... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Investments, Ola, Steadview Capital, Economic Times, Online Cab booking


Joshua Tree National Park vandalism

Vandals have been chopping down protected trees in Southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park during the government shutdown, so they can go four-wheeling across the sensitive desert landscape, said the National Park Service (NPS). A photo of a downed Joshua tree taken by the NPS went viral after it was posted on Tuesday, prompting calls for the park to be shut down. The park has remained open during the government shutdown, but the lack of staff has meant people have been able to enter...
Tags: Travel, News, Government Shutdown, Southern California, National Park Service, Nps, Joshua, Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Trees, National Park Service NPS, Joshua tree vandalism, Joshua Tree National Park Facebook, Federal Land and Recreation Enhancement



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