Oman transport: SalamAir plans four daily flights to Salalah

Muscat: SalamAir—Oman’s first budget airline—plans to connect Muscat with Salalah with four flights a day, besides flying to Dubai and Jeddah, the airline announced on Tuesday.Speaking to the Times of Oman, François Bouteiller, chief executive officer (CEO) of SalamAir said: “We are looking at launching flights to East Africa and the Indian subcontinent also.”The launch of the budget airline may bring down fares in some sectors. “Why pay for something which you don’t need? That’s the idea. Suppose if you are going to Salalah and you are not carrying a suitcase, then we will offer you a discounted or an interesting price,” CEO Bouteiller said.Awarded its air service operator licence by the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) in early 2016, SalamAir’s fleet of…

John Berger, art critic and author of Ways of Seeing, dies Art critic and author John Berger has died at the age of 90. His best-known work was Ways of Seeing, a criticism of western cultural aesthetics, but he also won the Booker Prize for his novel G.He donated half the prize money to the radical African-American movement, the Black Panthers. His editor Tom Overton, who is writing Berger's biography, said the writer "let us know that art would enrich our lives".Berger was born in Hackney, north London, and began his career as a painter. Soon after his work was exhibited in the 1940s, he turned his hand to writing. His works ranged from poetry to screenplays, writings on photography, the exploitation of migrant workers and the Palestinian struggle for statehood.'Iconic and highly influential'By ...

MLB raises over $235,000 in honor of late Mets exec Shannon Forde Through online bidding and personal donations, Major League Baseball raised over $235,000 in the Play Ball Charity Auction during last week's Winter Meetings to honor late Mets public relations executive Shannon Forde. A dinner with SNY broadcasters Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez also raised over $13,000 and an MLB All-Star experience raised more than $20,000. The online auction raised money that will be used to revitalize the existing baseball and softball fields in Forde's hometown of Little Ferry, N.J. The fields will be renamed "Shannon Forde Field," will be funded through MLB Charities and will include dugouts with protective fencing and benches, perimeter fencing, bleachers, a backstop, and scoreboard and field signs. MLB will work with the Borough of Little Ferry and...

No. 18 Butler knocks off No. 9 Indiana Butler's Kelan Martin was the focal point of the No. 18 Bulldogs' 83-78 Crossroads Classic victory against No. 9 Indiana on Saturday in Bankers Life Fieldhouse at Indianapolis, but his most valuable moment came as a decoy at the suggestion of teammate Andrew Chrabascz. After Indiana's James Blackmon, Jr., sank a 3-pointer to slice the Hoosiers' deficit to 79-77, Butler coach Chris Holtmann called his final timeout to set up a play. Chrabascz interjected an idea for a play that would use Martin as a decoy. "At the time, it just seemed like a pretty good idea," Chrabascz said. "It was just a spur of the moment thing. I just put something out there." Point guard Tyler Lewis looked at Martin as Lewis inbounded the ball to a wide...

Improving Alerts With Reverse AJAX (Part 2) The Story Continues... Max closes his eyes, enjoying two melancholic songs in a row from his radio. He hopes the next song will be his favorite one. While listening to the end of the second song, he quickly takes off his headset and grabs the mouse on his laptop. He opens some documents from his repository and also starts to browse articles on the Internet. He just realized that the song being broadcasted without a request from a listener is slightly similar to his problem right now. With his situation, patients do not need to send a request for their schedule at the hospital. They can just wait until there is an update on the server, then the system will notify them. There doesn't need to be...

Gucci’s SS17 Campaign Features Lions, Tigers and Giraffes, Oh My Gucci’s campaigns have typically been a thing of art, and this season they’re taking their SS17 advertising campaign to the streets of Rome to celebrate the eccentric, surreal and bizarre. Reminiscent of old gladiator-themed movies, the campaign features wild cats such as lions and a cast of other wild characters such as giraffes joining the models (and also acting as models) in showcasing a vibrant collection. Thematically, the new campaign serves as a homage to personalities like Cy Twombly, Mario Schifano and Laura Betti, resulting in a series of compelling compositions that champion the unconventional individuals found in the historic city. The new campaign is set to run from January 1, for more Gucci check out their “Blind for Love” book.

Relatives of Colombian in Femicide Case Helped Cover Up Crime Colombian Attorney General Nestor Humberto Martinez said Tuesday that Rafael Uribe Noguera's brother and sister helped him manipulate the scene of the crime to hinder the investigation into the abduction, torture, rape and murder of 7-year-old Yuliana Andrea Samboni. RELATED: Young Indigenous Colombian Girl's Rape, Femicide Sparks Outrage Apparently, the corpse of the child was hidden in a bathroom and then placed in the bath, where they washed away the traces of blood. The investigators found one of the girl's shoe in Uribe's car and another in his apartment. Uribe was detained on Monday at a clinic in Bogota where he had reportedly checked himself in for treatment for a cocaine overdose. Colombians took to the streets and vowed to continue protesting to assure that justice...

While you were sleeping: Lochte and fiancée make underwater announcement; Turkey ... Ryan Lochte has jumped in the pool to announce that he and fiancée Kayla Rae Reid are expecting a baby. The Olympic swimmer and the former Playboy model shared pictures on Instagram of Lochte under water and kissing Reid’s tiny baby bump. Lochte says his “Christmas gift came early this year.” Reid says , “Just when you think you think you have it all figured out, life always surprises you with blessings when least expect it.” She added #weareprego to the post. It has been a notable year for Lochte. He was caught in a fib about a drunken encounter during the Rio Olympics in August. He was later harassed by protesters on stage while competing on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Lochte and Reid...