The Ministry of Environment has issued a wildfire smoke advisory

first_imgExposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, and lung or heart disease. The communities included in the advisory are Fort St. John, Prince George, Mackenzie, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Vanderhoof and Quesnel.The change in weather is bringing relief from high smoke levels to many communities throughout the area, however, the fires are still active and periods of smoke may still affect communities throughout the area.Smoke levels can change rapidly, and there may be large variations over short distances.- Advertisement -Smoke transport models suggest that smoke from the active fires is still moving in an easterly direction and some communities may experience elevated levels.Contact your health care provider if you experience difficulty in breathing, chest pain or discomfort, or sudden onset of cough or irritation of airways.If you are experiencing symptoms, avoid strenuous outdoor activities, especially along busy traffic corridors.Advertisementlast_img read more

A land of ancient monuments mysterious legends an

first_imgA land of ancient monuments, mysterious legends and a charisma that never fails to excite visitors, Egypt has long been a stalwart of many travellers’ bucket lists.While the political upheaval of the past five years has been a significant deterrent to tourism, 2017 has seen the country buzzing with renewed optimism sparked by a real resurgence in the number of people interested in travelling there.Sanctuary Retreats has been operating river cruises on Egypt’s Nile River for almost two decades, with a choice of four vessels offering a range of cruise itineraries and bespoke charters, and remains passionate about – and confident in – the destination.Michael McCall, Sanctuary Retreats’ director of sales Australia, NZ & Asia, comments, “The company is optimistic about Egypt’s stability and safety, and we are really buoyed by the strong level of renewed interest in it from both consumers and agents”.Indeed, Michael believes there has never been a better time to travel to Egypt. “Right now visitors to Egypt can still enjoy all of the major landmarks almost completely free of tourists, with quite a few previously restricted archaeological areas opening up to sightseers.”One thing is absolutely certain: Egypt’s ancient past lives on in its majestic monuments and relics created by one of the most impressive civilisations history has seen. And according to Michael there is simply no better way to experience them than a cruise along the mighty Nile.“Follow the river from Aswan to Luxor right through the heart of Egypt, and you can take in some of the best-known highlights including the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the Unfinished Obelisk, Philae and Luxor. Plus there’s ample opportunity to explore the more remote, but equally spectacular, Dendera, Kom Ombo and Edfu temples along this section of the river”.Sanctuary Retreats’ four intimate river cruisers – Sanctuary Sun Boat III, Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, Sanctuary Nile Adventurer and Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau – each provides the perfect combination of elegant surroundings, luxury service and cultural itineraries for an unforgettable Nile experience.Perfect for a relaxing journey along the river, each ship combines timeless beauty, grace and cutting-edge efficiency with the discreet ambience of an exclusive club. Smaller than the average Nile cruiser, their designs ensure a more personalised service coupled with the leisurely pace of a longer cruise.Priced from just US$870 per person for a three-night cruise. Terms and conditions apply.last_img read more

Good Sales Managers Are Your Missing Link

first_imgWith the news that your company has just landed a brand new deal, people express excitement about a new client or customer and shower the responsible sales person with adoration. But if your sales team is truly well run there will be a critical element to the whole process flying under the radar –excellent sales managers. Even though it often goes unnoticed, it’s a crucial role you’ve probably been lulled into ignoring, says Bob Apollo in this post at Inflexion Point. Here’s how to change that.The reason your sales managers often fail, explains Apollo, is that you’re setting them up to do just that. It’s easy (and fatal) to assume that you can just plug anyone in as sales manager and expect success. Click through to learn how to pick the right person and provide the proper training.Photo by: Flazingo PhotosAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more