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FILM ON COLTEN BOUSHIE CASE WINS 10000 PRIZE AT HOT DOCS FESTIVAL

first_imgDebbie Baptiste, mother of Colten Boushie, holds a photo of her son during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on February 14, 2018. (Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO – A film about the killing of a young Indigenous man in Saskatchewan has won a top prize at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.Tasha Hubbard’s “nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up” has won the best Canadian feature documentary award, which comes with a $10,000 cash prize.The film, which opened the festival, is about the case of Colten Boushie. Advertisement The 22-year-old member of the Red Pheasant First Nation was shot to death after the vehicle he was in drove onto a farm property near Biggar, Sask., in 2016.Last year, a jury acquitted farmer Gerald Stanley of second-degree murder after he testified his gun went off accidentally as he was trying to scare off young people on his property.The Hot Docs jury said the film “has created a lasting document that brings together past and future to illuminate oppression and resilience.”Other Hot Docs award winners announced Friday night include Matt Gallagher’s “Prey,” which won a $5,000 special jury prize for its look at a sexual abuse survivor who takes on the Catholic church in an Ontario court.The emerging Canadian filmmaker award, which comes with a $3,000 cash prize, went to Emily Gan for “Cavebirds.”Pailin Wedel’s “Hope Frozen” won the $10,000 best international feature documentary award.The $50,000 Rogers Audience Award for best Canadian documentary will be announced as the festival wraps on Sunday.last_img read more

Exiled Waterhen residents face being evicted again

first_imgAPTN National NewsNearly 300 people were removed from their community by a tactical team in the mid 1990s and feel they are at risk of being displaced again.Former members of Waterhen First Nation have been living in exile since in a small Manitoba town.A dozen of them face eviction and fear they could end up homeless.APTN’s Dennis Ward has the story.last_img

Town Announces Nature Walk CleanUp Day Other Earth Day Events

first_imgTuesday, April 16th, 3:00 PM sharpTown Forest Trailhead, Andover Street across from White Oak DriveRegister for this event: https://wilmlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/family-walk-in-town-forest/ Dates and times dependent on vernal pool activityVarious Town-owned propertiesRSVP for this event: rhale@wilmingtonma.gov; 978-658-8238 WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Department of Planning & Conservation is pleased to present the following educational and volunteer opportunities to Wilmington residents leading up to and after Earth Day on April 22, 2019.The events are designed for folks who want to learn more about wetland resources and regulations, Conservation Land, local natural history, outdoor recreation opportunities, and how to be stewards of local natural resources.All outdoor events are weather dependent, so please contact Wilmington Conservation Agent Ryan Hale during office hours (8:30-4:30; M-F) if predicted weather is questionable, or with any questions (rhale@wilmingtonma.gov; 978-658-8238).Library Lecture – Wetland Resource Areas and Conservation Land in Wilmington: What Does It All Mean? Wednesday, April 10th, 7:00 – 8:30 PMLarge Conference Room, Wilmington Memorial Library, 175 Middlesex AvenueRegister for this event: https://wilmlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/tech-lecture-35/ Walk along the trails of the 157-acre Town Forest, the largest piece of Conservation Land in Wilmington. Learn about the ecology, natural history, and human history that shaped and created Town Forest. There will be activities for all ages, including a nature scavenger hunt for the whole family. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Hiking boots are recommended.Spring Town Clean-Up Day The Department of Planning & Conservation will hold their first spring Town Clean-Up Day in addition to the annual fall Clean-Up Day in September. Explore Conservation Land and Town Parks while helping to clean up trails and recreation areas. Residents are encouraged to organize their own neighborhood clean-up effort, but please just let us know so we can coordinate with you. This is a great opportunity for students to get community service hours. Bags and refreshments will be provided, and gloves will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Hiking boots are recommended.Land Stewardship Program Introduction Workshop Saturday, May 4th, 8:30 AMCormier Park (end of Blanchard Road)RSVP for this event: rhale@wilmingtonma.gov; 978-658-8238 Wetland resource areas can be hard to identify, and their regulations can be even harder to understand. It’s important for property owners to know whether wetland resource areas are on or near their property, the functions they provide, and what activities may need approval from the Wilmington Conservation Commission. The first half of this presentation will shed light on these topics and what it means forproperty owners.The second half of this presentation will provide an overview of what Conservation Land is and isn’t), and where and how to take advantage of the opportunities it presents. There are many opportunities for education and outdoor recreation on Conservation Land, including nature watching, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, and trails for hiking, biking, and snowshoeing. This presentation will also discuss the Land Stewardship Program.Town Forest Nature Walk  This workshop is an introduction to the Land Stewardship Program for prospective Land Stewards and a refresher/update for current Land Stewards. Folks who are just curious about the Program or Conservation Land are also welcome. The workshop will focus on recent revisions to the Land Stewardship Program Handbook and an introduction to where and how you can be a Land Steward for Conservation Land. Refreshments will be provided. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Hiking boots are recommended.Community Vernal Pool Surveys Saturday April 27th, 8:30 AMTown-Wide, meet at the DPW Building, 135 Andover StreetRSVP for this event: rhale@wilmingtonma.gov; 978-658-8238 Explore and help survey vernal pools on Conservation Land and other Town-owned land in Wilmington. Vernal pools are generally isolated depressions in the landscape that hold water during the spring and/or summer, and provide essential breeding habitat for a variety of amphibians and important habitat for other wildlife. The Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program has confirmed 26 Certified Vernal Pools and identified 87 Potential Vernal Pools in Wilmington.Dates and times of this event will be dependent on the variability of when vernal pools become active, typically after a heavy rain with night temperatures over 40 degrees. Vernal pools may be active from March through the spring and summer, but they are most active in spring (roughly March through May). Efforts will be coordinated through the Conservation Agent. Interested parties will be notified of potential vernal pool activity as soon as possible prior to the survey efforts. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Hip or chest waders are recommended but not required. Please call or email for more details if you are interested in participating.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Department of Planning & Conservation.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Annual Town Clean Up Day Set For September 21In “Community”Wilmington Planning & Conservation Department Hosts Successful Series Of Earth Day EventsIn “Government”Wilmington Holds Successful Town Clean-Up DayIn “Government”last_img read more

TMobile Comcast launch crossnetwork antirobocall feature

first_img News • Enter for your chance to win* an unlocked LG G8 ThinQ phone Mentioned Above LG G8 ThinQ (128GB, aurora black) Share your voice Comcast LG T-Mobile LG G8 ThinQ 13 $835 $829 Phones See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers.center_img AT&T Wireless Amazon Tags NurPhoto/Getty Images T-Mobile and Comcast are teaming up to fight robocalls.The companies said Wednesday they’re rolling out a feature that protects consumers from robocalls and spam across their networks. It uses the Stir/Shaken standards recommended by the Federal Communications Commission to spot authentic calls.The verification feature is already available for T-Mobile customers and will come later this year for Comcast Xfinity Voice home phone service customers. It’ll mean T-Mobile customers can be assured calls from Comcast home phones aren’t from a scammer spoofing a number, and vice versa, the companies say.”Robocalls and spam calls are an industry-wide problem, and we’ve got to join forces to keep consumersprotected,” T-Mobile CEO John Legere said in a statement. “Today, we’re the first to cross industry lines to do just that.”T-Mobile also said Caller Verified, its implementation of Stir/Shaken, is now available on 10 phones, including the LG G8 ThinQ and the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E and S10 Plus. It’ll soon be available on the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Galaxy A6. Customers with the most recent software update will see “Caller Verified” show up on their screen when they get authentic calls from T-Mobile’s network and Comcast’s Xfinity Voice home phone service. T-Mobile expects it’ll do this with more companies as they begin implementing Stir/Shaken in the coming months, said Grant Castle, vice president of engineering at T-Mobile.”As the other carriers get on board, we’ll be able to use this technology to verify nearly all of your calls,” Castle said.Two years ago, T-Mobile rolled out free scam protection that analyzes calls and alerts customers about likely scams. In January, the carrier became the first wireless company to apply the Stir/Shaken standards after launching Caller Verified on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. In November, T-Mobile said it had blocked more than 1 billion spam calls in the last 18 months.  $599 Comments See it See It Review • LG G8 ThinQ review: LG’s flagship can’t beat the Galaxy S10Elast_img read more

Bihar heat wave Section 144 imposed in Gaya govt schools to remain

first_imgAurangabad, Gaya and Navada are the worst-hit districts.TwitterThe Gaya District magistrate has issued an order under section 144 (prohibiting unlawful assembly) banning all governmental or non-governmental construction work between 11 am and 4 pm in view of the heat wave related deaths in the state.The heat wave has killed over 70 people in the state, as of Monday, with Aurangabad, Gaya and Navada being the worst-hit districts. At least 30 deaths were reported from Aurangabad, while 35 people died in Gaya and 11 in Navada.The recent order by the DM restricts all MGNREGA labour work and any cultural programme or gathering in open spaces, between 11 am to 4 pm.All government and government-aided schools in the state will also remain closed till June 22 in view of the scorching heat wave conditions.Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called for an internal meeting on Monday. Senior officials from the Health Department will be present at the meeting.Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey also visited the patients undergoing treatment in Aurangabad on Monday. Black flags were shown to him by Hindustani Awam Morcha & Jan Adhikar Party Loktantrik supporters. #WATCH Bihar: Hindustani Awam Morcha & Jan Adhikar Party Loktantrik supporters show black flags to Bihar Health Minister, Mangal Pandey’s convoy in Aurangabad. #Encephalitis pic.twitter.com/su5U1ZQ6ui— ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2019The state is also grappling with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak that has killed around 100 children in two hospitals in Muzaffarpur, as of Monday. Deaths due to AES are being caused because of excessive heat and humidity, according to the doctors.Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan visited the state capital on Sunday to review public health measures for containment and management of the AES. He was met with protests from families of patients.last_img read more

Chicago To Sue Feds Over Funding Threats To Sanctuary Cities

first_img Matt Marton/APChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during a January news conference. On Sunday he announced the city will sue the federal government in defense of its status as a so-called sanctuary city and against threats to withhold U.S. grant funds.Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing back against the federal government.On Monday, the city is filing suit against the Department of Justice, which announced it would withhold millions of dollars in police grant money from so-called sanctuary cities.Emanuel is suing because he says new rules for a federal crime-fighting grant go against the Constitution and the city’s values.“Chicago will not let our police officers become political pawns in a debate,” Emanuel said.Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said grant applicants have to share information about undocumented immigrants to federal officials if they want the funding.But Emanuel said he refuses to choose between immigrant rights and having well-funded community police.“We’re going to act immediately,” Emanuel said, “to make sure that there’s a ruling by the court, as there’s been on other issues as relates to immigration and refugee policies — where the court has basically stopped the Trump administration in its tracks.”Chicago was expecting to get $3.2 million from the grant to help with crime fighting this year.“The Department of Justice cannot commandeer local law enforcement to carry out federal immigration law functions,” said Ed Siskel, the city’s lawyer. “We cannot be forced to violate our residents’ constitutional rights.”Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson also expressed concern about the application guidelines.“Our job is to investigate crime, our job is not to investigate immigration status or documentation,” Johnson said.Attorney General Sessions sent letters to four other cities last week warning them that they also wouldn’t be eligible for funding: Baltimore, Albuquerque, N.M, and San Bernardino and Stockton in California.A spokesman for the Department of Justice declined to comment.Copyright 2017 WBEZ. To see more, visit WBEZ. 00:00 /01:51 Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listenlast_img read more

Morgan State Student Fatally Stabbed off Campus

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — A Morgan State University student has died after being stabbed off campus in Northeast Baltimore.21-year-old Marcus EdwardsCity police say in a news release that 21-year-old Marcus Edwards died Monday night at a hospital.Officers responded about 10:30 p.m. to a report of a stabbing about a mile north of campus. They found Edwards, suffering from a wound to his chest.Police were to canvass the area Tuesday morning for information.last_img

Black Women Urged to Get Involved Politically

first_imgBy James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.comBlack women political and social justice leaders encouraged Black Americans to stay engaged in the political process and continue the fight for positive change, at a DC town hall meeting, Thursday.The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference‘ National Town Hall took place on Sept. 13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the District of Columbia. The theme of the event was “Advancing the Cause of Freedom, Justice and Equality: Black Women at the Forefront of Leadership” and U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) said the town hall was “a call to action.”In this July 26, 2018 file photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, center, speaks with the media during a campaign stop at the Ironworkers Local 709 apprenticeship shop to announce her “Jobs for Georgia Plan,” in Pooler, Ga. The history-making gubernatorial runs by Abrams of Georgia, Andrew Gillum of Florida and Ben Jealous of Maryland are turning them into stars nationwide and at the Congressional Black Caucus annual legislative conference. If elected, Abrams, Jealous and Gillum, would give America its largest number of Black governors ever. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)“Women have been standing, fighting and leading,” Jackson-Lee, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, said. “With power comes duty and obligation and we are surging to the front with action and justice.”In the 2016 presidential election, 95 percent of Black women who voted cast their ballot for former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while 54 percent of White women voted for Donald Trump. Political analysts credit Black women for the election of Democrat Doug Jones of Alabama’s election to the U.S. Senate in 2017 and for Democrat Dr. Ralph Northam’s victory in the Virginia gubernatorial race that year, too.Black women played key roles in the Democratic primary victories of Stacey Abrams of Georgia and Andrew Gillum in Florida.A panel discussion took that place that talked about that type of power and how it could be used to benefit African-Americans. The panelists were Abrams, Jackson-Lee, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.), Proctor & Gamble executive Monica Turner, CNN Commentator Symone Sanders, president and founder of Black Mamas Matter Alliance Elizabeth Gay, and founder and president of Moms of Black Boys United Depelsha McGruder.The moderator was Joy Reid, a host for MSNBC.Coleman said that everyone needed to vote because if the Democrats win the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 election, she will be able to exert power on behalf of her constituents, and Blacks in general, as the chair of the committee that deals with transportation and infrastructure.“We will not build walls but communities,” Coleman said.Abrams explained that her race is winnable because Georgia is not the way it is in the novel “Gone with the Wind.”“Georgia is 53 percent White, 32 percent Black, nine and a half Hispanic and four and a half Asian/Pacific Islander,” she said. “Georgia will be majority minority in 2025 and is the only statewhere the leading minority will be Blacks.”Turner said the private sector has to be part of the solution of the many problems that plague the Black community. Sanders said older Blacks needs to do a better job of convincing millennials that just voting will solve problems.“Millennials have voted and have seen people shot and some millennials have to work two and three jobs in order to make ends,” Sanders said. “Voting is a necessary part of the puzzle but not the entire puzzle.”Elizabeth Gay said Black women need to support organizations and other each other as they pursue political goals. McGruder said “we have to push for change in the system and accountability for government officials.”U.S. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) addressed the group and Booker brought down the house when he said “I miss Obama and her husband too.”last_img read more

Topdar likely to submit detailed proposal on Kanchrapara Airfield to CM today

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee received a proposal from former Barrackpore MP Tarit Baran Topdar to develop Kanchrapara Airfield into a second airport near Kolkata.Topdar had met the Chief Minister at the state Assembly on August 13 and gave the proposal in this connection.It has been learnt that he will be giving the proposal in further detail to the Chief Minister and a written communiqué in this connection is expected to be sent to the Chief Minister on Wednesday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that the airfield was constructed during World War II. This comes at the time when there have been discussions between the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the state government, in connection with setting up of a new airport near the city.Sources said that the state government has already taken steps to develop many such airfields to ensure air connectivity in most parts of the state. The state government is also looking into the proposal of developing Kanchrapara Airfield positively. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe decision on carrying out a feasibility test will be taken after the written proposal with more details gets submitted to the Chief Minister.The Kanchrapara Airfield is around 1,500 metres in length. Considering that the location is suitable to develop the same for flight operation, there could be steps to expand it further.According to the experts, the airfield is close to Kalyani Expressway. So, connectivity will not be a major problem and it will not take much time to reach the city from the airfield. At the same time, AIIMs is also coming up at Kalyani. It would also not take much time to reach there from the airfield.last_img read more

This Handy Gadget Is Like Google Glass For Your Car

first_imgAugust 5, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Let’s be honest. How many of us reach for our smartphone the moment we hear it ring or some type of message come in? Even when we’re driving and know we shouldn’t? Statistics say drivers are three times as likely to get into an accident when they use their phone in the car. Yet many of us do it anyway.One company has created a way for you to keep an eye on your phone without looking away from the road. Meet Navdy, a head-up display that shows driving directions, text messages and phone calls on a projection screen that looks like it’s floating on the street in front of you. The self-described “Google Glass for your car” is available for pre-order starting today, with plans to start shipping at the beginning of next year.In-vehicle head-up displays aren’t anything new. Some 1.2 million cars were sold with a head-up display system last year and about 800,000 the year before. Navdy is different from many of the options out there now, in part because of how you interact with it. Image credit: Patrick Czapla/NavdyRelated: Fade to ‘Vantablack’: Scientists Invent a Material So Black Your Eyes Can’t See It Image credit: Patrick Czapla/NavdyRelated: Say Hello to the Robotic Personal Assistant of Your Dreams“I think there’s a lot of opportunities to improve the experience of using apps and your phone in the car, and make it much better, but also make it much safer at the same time,” Navdy CEO Doug Simpson says.The head-up display unit rests on your car’s dashboard right above your steering wheel and uses a high-resolution projector to display a transparent image in front of you — visible even in bright sunlight. You can interact with the unit by talking or through gesture controls, so you never have to look away from the road in front of you. For instance, if Mom calls while you’re headed to work, you can swipe left in the air to accept the call and start talking, or swipe right to dismiss it. Regardless of your choice, your driving directions will always stay on the left side of the screen, so you won’t miss a turn while you chat.“Knobs, buttons and touch screens all force you to look down and take your eyes off the road, but touchless gestures are very natural and allow you to keep your eyes on the road,” says Simpson.Related: Get This: A Cooler That Uses Dirt to Keep Your Beers CoolUsers can decide how and when notifications appear. For instance, you can opt to not get text messages at all while you drive, or have texts read aloud to you while the car is in motion. There are also parental controls to restrict what younger drivers might be able to see on the screen.The display can also be integrated into your car’s system to display your speed, warning notifications, or even let you know how many miles you can go before you’re really out of gas. The device is powered by and connects to your car’s computer through its diagnostics port, an easy-to-access connection in every vehicle made in 1996 or after.Navdy is hoping to raise $60,000 during its 30-day pre-order campaign starting today. During the pre-order period it’s selling the device for $299, a $200 discount from its expected $499 retail price.  Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 3 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Transats Surprise Dates contest is back today book before midnight

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> MONTREAL — Transat is back at it today with another Surprise Dates contest, which is meant to acknowledge the contributions of travel consultants across Canada to the company’s growth for the past 30 years.Every booking of a Transat product made today by midnight automatically earns consultants a chance to win one of three monthly trips that will be drawn at random in the following three regions: Quebec-Ottawa, Ontario-Atlantic and Western Canada.The three winners will each enjoy a package for two, including Air Transat flights in Economy and a one-week, all-inclusive stay at one of the following Barcelo Hotel Group resorts: Occidental Punta Cana in Dominican Republic, Occidental at Xcaret Destination in Riviera Maya, and Occidental Costa Cancun in Cancun.There is no need to register; contest entry is automatic as soon as a travel consultant sells a Transat flight, package or cruise during the day.Plus, two other travel agents per region who’ve booked a Transat product today will be selected at random to earn $30 in Bonbon rewards. The winners’ names will be announced in the coming days.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionFrom February to November 2017, Transat is drawing a total of 30 surprise trips – three each month – from among travel consultants in Canada. On one day each month, on a milestone date in the company’s history, every booking they make will earn them one chance to win.On this date 30 years ago, Air Transat signed a contract to purchase its first two Lockheed L-1011 aircraft. A few weeks later in November, one of the planes would make Air Transat’s inaugural flight to Acapulco. Posted by Travelweek Group Friday, September 15, 2017 center_img Share Tags: Contests, Transat Transat’s Surprise Dates contest is back today, book before midnightlast_img read more

Big brand name AIR MILES and now the TDC sales academy Transats

first_img As host agencies battle it out for new members, every perk is a big advantage in an increasingly competitive marketplace.Transat’s Agent@home has the strength of the Transat brand name, plus this past summer Transat Distribution Canada announced it was upping the ante in its partnership with AIR MILES, signing a deal that includes extra AIR MILES benefits for customers who book travel with TDC.Agents interested in joining a host agency, or switching host agencies, are attracted by the AIR MILES redemptions program and the new business it brings, says TDC.Transat Distribution Canada is looking to grow its Agent@home program and recently announced yet another incentive to agents who join.TDC says travel agents and home-based agents who want to move over to TDC’s Agent@Home program can sign up for the TDC Sales Academy, taking place April 27 – May 4, 2018 at the all-inclusive Melia Caribe Tropical in Punta Cana.Registration for the Academy opens this month.Agents will receive intensive sales training from special guest speaker Michael Vickers, along with dedicated training on Sun Destinations, Europe, Cruise and Luxury products from over 20 preferred partners and professional coaches, according to TDC.More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”The format includes hands-on business building workshops, site inspections of Transat’s key hotels and resorts and special events. Home-based agents get the opportunity to network with other TDC colleagues as well as with top suppliers.“They will have access to state-of-the-art training from professional coaches and our top suppliers,” said Susan Bowman, Exec VP Marketing, TDC. “At TDC, we know that education is an integral part of our travel professional’s success. Understanding all of our products thoroughly enables them to better serve their customers and exceed their expectations.”The TDC Agent@home program offers advantages for agents looking to go home based including the exclusive ability to offer and redeem Air Miles Reward Miles, as well as best-in-class marketing and systems support, she added.The 2017 Sales Academy attracted 150 delegates, a mix of junior and senior travel agents from across Canada who worked with preferred suppliers and training coaches for an intense, boot-camp- type training for a week.Transat Travel home-based agent Wayne Arsenault said the Academy was an opportunity to learn, meet new people, network with other agents, suppliers and corporate employees.“There were people from across Canada, from all walks of life, ages and years of experience. For me as a newer agent, I found this invaluable as there were so many points of view and a great variety of business backgrounds all sharing our ideas,” said Arsenault. “The participation from Michael Vickers sharing his techniques with us was irreplaceable, providing many unique ideas to touch clients. His lessons were straightforward and quite profound, I learned a lot about how to interact with clients from his sessions.”More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckArsenault has his own takeaways from the week-long training:Listen for cues. “You will be able to customize according to the client’s buying style. Ask, so that you know you have listened and heard what you think you heard.”Use social media for maximum reach and presenceKnow what is available, keep up- to- date, there is something for each client.Be unique/different in how you interact with your client.The content for TDC’s training academies is determined by feedback the company receives from its network of 450 agencies and 3,650 travel consultants across Canada. For more details see transatagentathome.com. Tags: Transat Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Big brand name, AIR MILES and now the TDC sales academy: Transat’s Agent@home woos newcomers Sharecenter_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group last_img read more