U.S. Department of Justice Informs United and Continental That It Has Completed Antitrust Review

United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA) and Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced they have been notified by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) of the termination of its Hart-Scott-Rodino Act review and the closing of its investigation of the airlines’ pending merger.
“We are pleased to have achieved this critical milestone and look forward to our respective stockholders’ votes next month, following which we expect to be on track to close our merger by October 1st,” said Glenn Tilton, UAL Corporation chairman, president and CEO. “The combination of United and Continental will create a world class airline, which will deliver an industry leading network for our customers and the communities we serve, …

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White Water Rafting

If you like the great outdoors, dont mind getting a little wet and want an adrenaline rush to go along with it, you should definitely try white water rafting. Rafting is an exhilarating, yet dangerous, activity. Water rafting involves floating in a raft down a tumultuous river full of jagged rocks and other rough terrain. With such rough water, you are bound to be knocked around the tiny raft as you fight with your oars against the current, and you are also bound to be knocked into the water. You had better wear a life vest as the current is much too strong to swim in. If any of this sounds interesting to you, and, …

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Indigenous Australians

The indigenous Australians are the descendants of the Australian continent who were the first known human inhabitants. The term indigenous Australians also includes both the aboriginal people and Torres Strait islanders who together make up the 2.5% of the population in Australia. On the other hand the aboriginal people live in the main Australian island of the Tasmania and they also occupy the adjacent islands. Similarly the Torres Strait islanders are the indigenous Australians who live in the tortes strait islands which are located between the New Guinea and Australia.
In Australia the indigenous people are known to have arrived in 50,000 BC. On the other hand the indigenous Australians encompass of many diverse societies and …

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Take Your Family Kayaking For A Fun Family Outing

According to the latest statistics, kayaking is one of the fastest growing outdoor sports activities in the United States today, with well over a million people already paddling and a great many more potential water loving outdoor enthusiasts looking to join the “kayaking club.” Kayaking is especially attractive for people with families offering an easy way to get everyone together and also because it offers affordable equipment and instruction. Small children as young as four years old can easily and safely join in this fun family experience and learn a skill and fun hobby that can be enjoyed throughout an entire lifetime.
If you think you would like to give this a shot for your family …

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Corinthia Hotels announces Corinthia Hotel London

LONDON, England – Today, Corinthia Hotels released further details of the five-star luxury hotel it is building in central London, which is due to open in early 2011. It will become the world’s ninth Corinthia Hotel.
Corinthia Hotel London is being built within an imposing Victorian building, on a city block location between Whitehall Place, Northumberland Avenue and Great Scotland Yard, overlooking Trafalgar Square and the River Thames.
The grand Victorian exterior houses fully-reconstructed elegant and contemporary interiors set around an inner foyer and garden, two restaurants, a luxury spa, a concept cocktail bar, boardroom meeting facilities, and a beautifully refurbished grand ballroom. There will be 294 intricately-designed guest accommodations, including 45 luxurious suites – some of …

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Martinique’s Diamond Rock presents one of the world’s most unique scuba diving adventures

NEW YORK, NY – Exceptional scuba diving can be found throughout the Caribbean, but for a truly one-of-a-kind undersea adventure, Martinique’s Diamond Rock is tough to match. This uninhabited, hardscrabble islet located off Martinique’s southern coast features a cavern that extends directly beneath it from one end to the next. This affords divers the unique opportunity to dive under an island, beginning on one side and emerging on the complete opposite end.
The cavern beneath Diamond Rock has a triangular shape and is marked by strong currents that reserve this adventure for the most skilled divers. Within the cavern, divers will find prolific quantities and varieties of corals, sea fans, and other marine life. Some have …

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Singapore Airlines Commits To Rainforest Preservation

20 August 2010
Singapore Airlines is donating US$3 million in its first major involvement in a large-scale green project with long-term, sustainable benefits for the global environment.
Funds donated by the Airline will go towards supporting the Harapan Rainforest Initiative, a unique collaboration between international non-governmental organisations including BirdLife International and Burung Indonesia (BirdLife Partner in Indonesia).
Representatives from Singapore Airlines, BirdLife International and Yayasan KEHI sealed the agreement at a signing ceremony in Singapore today. The Yayasan is an Indonesian not-for-profit foundation charged by the BirdLife consortium with the day-to-day management of the project.
Straddling Indonesia’s Jambi and South Sumatra provinces, Harapan Rainforest spans almost 100,000 hectares – an area one-and-a-half times the size of Singapore.
The forest concession …

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