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first_imgA search party which was launched for a missing man this morning has been sadly called off following the discovery of a body. Family and friends of Stanley Dill became gravely concerned yesterday afternoon when the 64 year-old went missing from his home in Abbey Villas at around 3pm.Gardaí with the help of local volunteers co-ordinated a search party which begun earlier this morning. However, it was sadly called off just after 9am this morning following the discovery of a body.The body was located close to the roundabout at Manorcunningham which was close to where the man was last spotted.Gardaí have thanked volunteers who helped take part in the search party this morning.They have also expressed their sympathies to the family and friends of the late Stanley Dill.   SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN CALLED OFF AFTER BODY DISCOVERED was last modified: October 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Home-page Newslast_img read more

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first_img© Tim Goode/PA WirePep Guardiola says he is unsure whether Raheem Sterling will sign a new contract at Manchester City.The Harlesden-raised 23-year-old became British football’s most expensive player in 2015 when swapping Liverpool for the Etihad Stadium in a deal rising to £49m – a move which saw Sterling’s former club QPR bank £8m courtesy of a sell-on fee.The England forward has yet to agree a new contact with just two years left on his current deal.“There’s no doubt we want him,” the City boss said.“He knows, his agent knows. We want him. Txiki (Begiristain, City’s director of football) spoke with him.“It’s clear since the first day I arrived we want him, but the deals are the deals, and the agents are the agents, and the players are the players.“So, at the end I don’t know what is going to happen, but I assure you 100 per cent that the club, myself like a manager, sport director, even his team-mates, we want him to stay longer here.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.comUndoActive Feel11 Warning Body Signs You Shouldn’t IgnoreActive FeelUndoActive Feel7 Common Foods To Clean Your ColonActive FeelUndoOrganic WelcomeThe 7 Worst Foods For Your Brain That Might Shock YouOrganic WelcomeUndoWomenArticle.comThe Top 10 Cheapest Countries To Buy a HomeWomenArticle.comUndolast_img read more

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first_imgThe technology is also used by Oltio parent company MTN for its Eazi Recharge pre-paid airtime top-up service, which already has over 110 000 users. Oltio is a joint venture company between pan-African mobile network operator MTN and Standard Bank. Intense competition 16 February 2012 SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material According to GSMA chief marketing officer Michael O’Hara, there were a record 600 entries and an exceptionally high-quality field of contenders for this year’s awards, reflecting the intensity of competition and innovation across the mobile ecosystem. South African mobile services company Oltio has been nominated in the “best mobile money innovation” category at the annual GSMA Global Mobile Awards for its payD platform, which turns a user’s mobile phone into a remote point-of-sale device. Through the payD platform, launched in August, consumers can purchase products and services online and use their debit cards to pay for the purchase while making use of their mobile phones to enter their PINs. Standard Bank banking products director Sugendhree Reddy said that while credit cards had become ubiquitous with online purchases, the convenience and safety of online shopping was restricted to higher income customers with access to online payment facilities. “It is a significant achievement to have made the shortlist, and our warmest congratulations go to all the nominees announced today,” O’Hara said. “We look forward to the unveiling of the winners at the Mobile World Congress next month.” The GSMA Global Mobile Awards are the most sought after in the global communications industry. More than 170 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts throughout the world participated in the judging of the 2012 awards. This has left many consumers out of the online transacting and purchasing loop – students, vendors and casual workers, for instance, have the financial means and tools to make online purchases but have been excluded from this fast growing technology as they do not have access to a credit card. He added that the company believed that payD had the ability to fundamentally change how consumers conduct online transactions, with more than 170 merchants who make use of the platform. “They are able to transact by simply entering their PIN securely on their handset.” Increasing access to online payments “Just being nominated is an honour for us,” Oltio head of new business development Dave Parratt said in a statement this week. “It is recognition that our commitment to innovation and in particular, making e-commerce accessible to more South Africans, is paying off.” “As a result of the innovative technology offered by payD, more Standard Bank customers across the country are now able to transact online,” said Reddy. “Those with debit cards are now included by making use of payD.last_img read more

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first_imgThe seventh episode of Silicon Valley takes us to TechCrunch Disrupt, where we see the Pied Piper team finally hit the stage to demonstrate its highly-anticipated compression software. The real-life startup competition is the perfect arena for the Mike Judge-created comedy to expertly skewer the fledgling apps of today, with everything from micro-drones to human microwaving technology.Gavin Belson and the Hooli crew preparing to unleash Nucleus. In “Proof of Concept,” everyone on the Pied Piper team is getting into trouble at the convention in their own little ways—Richard (Thomas Middleditch) feels slighted by an old ex, while Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) thinks he’s actually falling in love with Gilfoyle’s (Martin Starr) code, and Jared (Zach Woods) begins to feel his position being compromised by Monica (Amanda Crew). Erlich (T.J. Miller), meanwhile, has slept with the wife of one of the TCD judges and needs to prevent him from finding out.The Aviato car heading into San Francisco. The episode opens with Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) and company stomping the halls of Hooli. The two “brogrammers” from the beginning of the season—the ones who effectively stole Pied Piper’s compression algorithms—tell Gavin that their copycat app, Nucleus, is “optimal.”Monica organizing the team at TechCrunch Disrupt. We see Hooli’s meticulous digital chart, labeled “Project Burndown.” When we fade to Erlich’s incubator, Pied Piper’s own “Project Burndown” graph is scribbled messily on a white board—and the trend is going in the opposite direction. Despite the clear contrast between the two powers, both apps are set to debut at TechCrunch Disrupt.Jared feels out of touch after his stint on Peter Gregory’s island, and fears that Monica is taking over his position. Richard and the team pack their bags and head to the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district in Erlich’s Aviato car. The convention center is bursting to the seams with groups of men in matching startup t-shirts. A booth babe “Bounce Jog” demo. Jared’s back after being stuck on Peter Gregory’s island for four days, but the still-disheveled ex-Hooli member is quickly overshadowed by Monica’s organization and adeptness. She hands out passes to the Pied Piper team and instructs them during their soundcheck; Jared’s told to man the booth.Thrown off by his driverless car kidnapping to the island, Jared increasingly loses his grip over the team. He prints an endless stack of papers with each TCD participant’s headshot and bio, only to find out that Monica installed a facial recognition app onto each of the guys’ phones. He sadly dumps his paper stack—at least half a tree—into the garbage.Jared facing off with a micro-drone. Jared heads to the bar to buy drinks for the Pied Piper team, only to find that once again, Monica beats him to the punch with shots. At one point during soundcheck, the team decides that while Jared is not essential to the group. Dinesh says, “You’re essential to the booth.”Perhaps designed to mirror the real world, Silicon Valley’s cast notably features just one female lead. “Proof of Concept” brings three more women into the spotlight, but they’re not entirely flattering portrayals.Charlotte of Cupcakely asks the Pied Piper team for coding help. At the beginning of the episode, Monica reminds the team there are 2% of women in tech, but 15% at TCD. She tells them not to be distracted—just as the team gets distracted by a blonde “booth babe” in hot pink athletic gear demonstrating a new product called “Bounce Jog.”Booth babes are everywhere in this world’s TCD, even at the table adjacent to Pied Piper’s booth. But even women can’t attract anyone to Pied Piper’s barren booth, which is only visited by an ad-spewing micro-drone that Gilfoyle tries to swat away like a fly. Much like with the driverless car, we see Jared’s inability to deal with, and almost fear, such technology.”You never should have said no to my man, Gavin Belson.” Big Head ups his bro quotient in front of other Hooli employees. “Hello, what’s your name?” the drone squawks.“Whoever is controlling this, no thank you,” Jared speaks into the drone.The Pied Piper booth catches the attention of a young woman with pink streaks in her hair. She compliments Gilfoyle on the app’s “sick” compression rates, and then asks for help coding her app, “Cupcakely.”The Cupcakely woman, Charlotte (A.J. Michalka), seeks out Dinesh separately for extra help on Java. Dinesh, mistakenly taking the app’s code for hers and not Gilfoyle’s, falls in love with Charlotte for “her brain.” It is only revealed later that not only was Cupcakely’s beautiful code written by Gilfoyle, but Charlotte only manages the app’s Twitter account.Richard accidentally broadcasts Sherry’s photo to the world, proving just how not obsessed he is. Ex-Pied Piper member Big Head shows up at TCD with the Hooli crew, but separates himself for a second to have a chat outside with Richard. There, Big Head tells Richard that he met Sherry Caldwell (Mary Holland), Richard’s ex-fling, at a party.TechCrunch Disrupt judge Dan Melcher eyeing Elrich. “I saw her at the ValleyWag party last night, which was crazy by the way,” says Big Head. “There must have been 12 girls there. She said you went out a couple times and she dumped you and you became obsessed with her?”Suddenly noticing the two Hooli brogrammers coming their way, Big Head changes his tone and tells Richard loudly that “Wide Diaper” will be crushed by Nucleus.Erlich meets and romances Dan’s new wife. Richard cannot stop—literally—obsessing over the fact that Charlotte said he was obsessive. He becomes so fixated on this that he ends up showing all of his team member’s her picture individually while expressing his own disbelief.Unfortunately, Richard forgets to remove her image from his laptop before the team’s final soundcheck, and he ends up broadcasting her image on a giant screen in front of none other than Sherry herself.”Making the world a better place”. Sherry is understandably disturbed by Richard’s “freak out,” only until she overhears a heated conversation between Jared and Monica. Jared is expressing his frustration at Monica for completely co-opting his role in the team, making him obsolete.This, of course, comes off sounding to Sherry like Jared’s professed love for Richard and his commitment as a “partner” in their relationship. Believing Jared and Richard to be in a loving—gay—partnership, Sherry apologizes to Richard for mistakenly talking about his (very real) obsession with her.”We are lo mo so”. Finally, Erlich’s plotline revolves around one of the TCD judges, Dan Melcher. Erlich is concerned about the biased nature of the judging, as he had slept with Dan’s wife in the past. In order to find out if Dan is still upset, Erlich seeks out Dan’s wife Madeline to clear the air.Pied Piper anxiously steps onto the TCD stage. Catching Dan leaving his hotel room, Erlich sneakily knocks on the door only to meet Dan’s new wife (Lynn Chen). Unsurprisingly, after discovering that Dan was no longer upset at Erlich’s affair with Madeline, Erlich then goes on to sleep with Dan’s new wife.Unfazed by this romp and assured that Dan’s new wife won’t spill the beans, Erlich makes it to TCD just as Pied Piper is about to head on stage.Erlich in his best turtleneck being bathed in TCD spotlight. Silicon Valley’s TechCrunch Disrupt mercilessly jabs at startup culture, showcasing deer-in-the-headlights CEOs in team t-shirts plastered with names like “Flingual” and “Human Heater.” An overexcited emcee can’t get more than two people to cheer.Each and every single competitor assures the audience that their app is “making the world a better place,” and that they are “local, mobile, social”—and the even better degenerate of that, “lo mo so.”The Pied Piper team eventually makes it on stage in their dark green, Chuy Ramirez-crafted tees. Lights dim, music starts to swell, and spotlight is cast on Erlich in a turtleneck.Only a few seconds into his presentation, Erlich is immediately blindsided by a furious Dan, who tackles him to the ground. Fist fighting erupts on stage, and the team is left stranded and wondering whether Pied Piper will ever make its debut. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#apps#Episode 7#HBO#Hooli#Mike Judge#Pied Piper#Proof of Concept#Silicon Valley#startups#TechCrunch Disrupt#TV stephanie ellen chan Related Posts center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Police denies suspect hide out in TCI Recommended for you Related Items:colin heatwell, national insurance board, NIB, premier rufus ewing, strike, washington misick Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Oct 2014 – Strike action at the National Insurance Board office in Providenciales is prompted by slow payment to staff on a salary increase, approved weeks ago. Those are the reports reaching our news room as customers wondered why the Provo office was closed to business today. Photos to MM show the Premier peering through the door, trying to see for himself why customers were locked out… with a note at the Hilly Ewing building site saying there would be no penalty of late fees; that the office would reopen on Monday. The CEO of the NIB, Colin Heartwell said it was an unusual predicament and blamed it on lack of capacity. To us, it was shared that cashiers are among those tired of waiting on salary increase monies to be paid to them… one informant citing that upper management has gotten their money and the fact that other staff has to wait is unfair. The Premier was allowed into the office, returned with comments for the media which said there are issues, that he will be working with the board to iron out those issues but no details on what the issues were… Heartwell confirmed that only the Provo staff staged the sick out and apologized for the inconvenience. Minister Washington Misick, who holds the NIB in his ministerial portfolio said: I have been advised and assured that the matter is being looked into and the board will have a meeting on Monday in light of the action today.” Bench warrants issued for TCI insurance defaulters Bahamas NIB Manager remanded, charged with extortionlast_img read more

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first_imgU.S. president Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin shook hands at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit dinner in Vietnam on Friday, even though the White House said there would be no formal meeting.Trump and Putin smiled and stood next to each other for the traditional group photograph. Then they parted to sit at different parts of the table.The White House said earlier that no formal meeting was planned because of scheduling conflicts on both sides, though it was possible they would bump into each other.”In terms of a scheduled, formal meeting, there’s not one on the calendar and we don’t anticipate that there will be one,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters minutes before landing in Danang.The main meeting of leaders from APEC countries is on Saturday in the Vietnamese resort city of Danang. Trump is on the fourth leg of a 12-day tour of Asia.last_img read more

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first_imgAugust 19, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » 6 min read Patent trolls bear much more similarity to the trolls from Scandinavian folklore than the wide-eyed dolls with colorful Mohawks from the 90s. Literature describes these ancient trolls in PG-13 terms as “unhelpful,” and the same can be said about patent trolls and their role in modern society.Related: Yes, Patent Trolls Are Hurting Your BusinessBefore I dive into my issue with patent trolls, I should clarify a couple of things. First, as an entrepreneur and founder of a company employing 250+ people, I have great respect for the patent system. It is, in part, responsible for the innovation that’s powered our economy for decades. Second, I value intellectual property and an individual’s right to protect their work from use by others without permission.What’s the difference between a patent troll and a regular copyright infringement lawsuit? By definition, patent trolls are not entrepreneurs, nor employers, nor do they fuel innovation of any kind. They are “Non-Practicing Entities” (NPEs) or “Patent Assertion Entities” (PAEs), which means that they don’t use the patents they own to produce anything. They operate for the sole purpose of extorting money from the companies that do invest in making innovative products and do employ people to make the visions behind the patents come to life.Isn’t this about big tech companies going head-to-head in court? Not really. While cases involving millions of dollars and Fortune 500 companies get the most media attention, patent trolls target startups and small businesses that  most. According to a research report from Santa Clara University (“Startups and Patent Trolls”), 55 percent of defendants are businesses with less than $10 million in annual revenue. Patent attorneys charge approximately $500 per hour and patent trolls offer to settle for (a little) less than the cost of a court battle, which is why start-ups and small businesses are a more lucrative target than big companies with armies of lawyers on staff.Everyone venturing out on their own knows they’re taking a risk. Most of them are ready to fail based on the merit of their idea. However, there isn’t a single thought more frustrating than knowing that your business could crumble because fighting a patent troll costs more than what you can afford. I know, because my company, Perforce Software, is currently defending itself against a patent troll to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars, in a claim that anyone with an ounce of technical savvy could see is patently (no pun intended) ridiculous.Related: More Bad News for Patent TrollsProtecting what is rightfully yours. Despite the financial impact of building a legal defense, we’re actually one of the fortunate ones because we know that we’ll win our case. How can we be so sure? We have records of every asset that matters to our company—from source code, to legal documents, to multimedia assets—and I can tell you when each asset was first checked in, when a new version was created, who made the changes, if the file was moved, what it had for breakfast and who was its first crush.Now, you might wonder how I kept such immaculately detailed records for almost 20 years and this is where I have to make a disclaimer. My company specializes in version control software. However, we’re not the only company in the market that offers version control, nor has it prevented us from being targeted by patent trolls ourselves.I speak to you as an entrepreneur who wants to see the end of patent trolling and is eager to share the big lesson learned: track your ideas and your assets as you develop them. These records can invalidate infringement suits and save you thousands of dollars if your business is ever has to battle a patent troll.Technology patents should be in a league of their own. In the long run, the only way to stop patent trolls from destroying more businesses with worthless accusations is to overhaul the way patents apply to technology.The first step would be to eliminate traditional patents where claims are filed through a lengthy process and owned for 20 years. Technology should be treated as an “original work of authorship” and granted the same copyright protection as art, music or literature. This would benefit innovation immensely because the costly filing process would be replaced with instant protection. Most importantly, it would put an end to ludicrous claims to patents covering basic concepts rather than unique expressions of those concepts.  The recent case of Oracle v. Google exemplifies the nature of the problem. Oracle claimed that Java’s API was subject to copyright, while Google argued fair use based on the broadness of the concept. I wholeheartedly agreed with the first ruling, which stated “So long as the specific code used to implement a method is different, anyone is free under the Copyright Act to write his or her own code to carry out exactly the same function or specification of any methods used in the Java API. It does not matter that the declaration or method header lines are identical.”This verdict was later overturned, which I believe will lead to adverse consequences that will soon be felt across the industry. Another issue is that the nature of technology is such that innovation is only ‘innovative’ for a short time. The newest-and-greatest becomes ordinary and the next generation of the product sets a new standard. That is all-the more reason to end 20-year technology patents. Instead, grant them patents for only however long they’re useful.That isn’t an easy definition to articulate in legal terms but the outdated system we have sets traps for developers who want to expand and iterate on existing technology. That stifles innovation and industry growth.But in the meantime…It is frustrating as dealing with patents trolls, and just as frustrating waiting for meaningful legislation to be passed and enforced. Nonetheless, we can’t let it discourage us from pursuing our passions. America was built on inventions and innovations. We shouldn’t let the greedy minority that are patent trolls destroy our spirits and our legacy. To borrow an old adage from across the pond, I say we all keep calm and innovate on.Related: Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppylast_img read more

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first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read November 11, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Tomorrow, the European Space Agency (ESA) will attempt to land the tiny Philae probe onto the surface of a comet. If the landing is successful, it will be the first time scientists have landed a probe on a comet, and it will be the completion of a mission that began 10 years ago when the Rosetta spacecraft launched.There are several factors that  make this mission particularly difficult, besides the obvious fact that “space is hard.” First, the comet (Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko) is reportedly about 300 million miles away from Earth. Moreover, the descent will take seven hours to complete, which NASA is terming “7 hours of terror.” The surface of the comet is hard and uneven, and the probe does not have the ability to make last-minute adjustments. If those aren’t enough possible stumbling blocks, remember that a comet is a low-gravity environment.Related: Meet the Entrepreneurs at the Forefront of the Space RaceYet, even if the landing fails, scientists have learned much about space from this mission already. The spacecraft has taken photos of the comet, and scientists say that only 20 percent of the findings from the mission would be lost in the event of an unsuccessful landing, Space.com reports.Just as amazing as the fact that this is happening is the fact that we can watch it happen through live broadcasts set up by the ESA, NASA and Slooh, the online astronomy community, though there will be about a 27-minute delay due to distance.The ESA will stream the Mission Control Room for 24 hours starting at 2 p.m ET today. At 9 p.m. ET tonight, the ESA will determine if the mission is a “go” or a “no go.” If they get the green light, NASA will livestream the event beginning at 9 a.m. ET tomorrow until 11:30 a.m. ET. During this time, we will learn if the probe landed safely. The probe is expected to land at 10:35 a.m. ET.After the mission, Slooh will air a one-hour broadcast at 2 p.m. ET during which scientists will answer listeners’ questions.If it lands safely, Philae will continue to collect data from the comet for an estimated 2-1/2 days.Related: The World Needs More of Richard Branson’s ‘Hubris’last_img read more

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first_img Posted by Share TORONTO — VIA Rail thanked its partners at an industry event in Toronto, part of a road show that included Ottawa last night and Montreal next week.“These events are an opportunity to thank our valued partners for their continued support and their contributions towards our recent successes,” said Tracey Nurmi, Senior Manager, Domestic & International Sales for VIA Rail Canada.VIA has made a big shift towards customer centricity and this change “has been a key part of our modernization”, said Nurmi.“We are seeing significant improvements in many of our key performance indicators as it relates to customer satisfaction as well as an upward trend in revenues and passenger traffic.” Customer-centricity key to VIA Rail’s success Friday, September 16, 2016 center_img Tags: VIA Rail Michael Smith << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_img CALGARY — WestJet says it has made significant schedule changes as it redeploys aircraft to draw in more of the lucrative corporate travel market. The carrier has also eliminated domestic change and cancel fees for any travel booked in its Flex fare bundle.“Maintaining our position as Canada’s value leader is important to us and we continue to hone our fare bundles to provide our guests with increased value,” said Debbie Keller, WestJet’s Vice-President, Revenue Management, Pricing and Group Business.She added that “eliminating change and cancel fees domestically in our Flex bundle will especially benefit business travellers and their frequently changing schedules.”WestJet’s new deployment this winter means the carrier will have more daily flights than any other airline from Vancouver-Calgary and Calgary-Toronto, with 15 and 10 daily departures respectively.WestJet will have 186 connecting flight options from Calgary, 63 from Vancouver and 172 from Toronto. “Make no mistake, WestJet is targeting the business traveller, eager to prove we have the schedules and flexibility which will meet their needs,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTAlong with no change fees for domestic bookings, guests travelling on a Flex fare get benefits like first checked bag free and complimentary advance seat selection for regular seats, Znotins added.WestJet schedule information is available at westjet.com/winterschedule. << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Friday, August 4, 2017 Posted bycenter_img Make no mistake, WestJet is targeting the business traveller: new skeds Tags: Business Travel, Trend Watch, WestJet Travelweek Group last_img read more