Vishal and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar during his good times.PR HandoutActress Varalaxmi has come down heavily on Vishal Krishna, actor and secretary of Nadigar Sangam, over his latest Nadigar Sangam election campaign video. The actress has released a letter on Twitter in which she has criticised him in strong words ahead of Nadigar Sangam elections.In the letter, Varalaxmi has expressed her shock over the video and slammed him for trying to project her father’s mistakes rather than highlighting his own achievements. The complete text has can be read below:Dear Vishal I’m saddened and shocked at how low you have stooped down in you recent election campaign video.. any respect I have left for you is now gone.. it’s so sad to see you harp on my father’s past especially when you have NOT been able to prove squat.. since you keep saying the law is the highest.. according to that same law any person is innocent until proven guilty.. if he was guilty he would have been sentenced by now .. So have some class and grow up.. when you make such cheap videos it shows your class can’t blame you, I guess cos that’s the way u have been brought up.. let’s not behave like you are saint.. I think we all know your double standards and your lies. If you were such a saint I don’t think people from your own so called IfpandavArani would have left and created a group just to bring you down. If you are so proud of what you have done why don’t you showcase that instead of bringing down my dad when he’s not even involved this time. so many people can’t be wrong about you .. all this time I respected you and I have been there for you as friend always. Now you have taken it too far..it’s so sad instead of making a positive video about the things you have achieved you resorted to the lowest form of campaigning. Well I guess you are a true actor at least off screen after all..!! Like you say I really hope the truth prevails..Well you just lost my vote.Varalaxmi SarathkumarThe actress is apparently upset with Vishal’s campaign video of Nadigar Sangam where he has criticised her father Sarath Kumar and her uncle Radha Ravi. The video can be watched belowInterestingly, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, who is a childhood friend of Vishal and rumoured girlfriend of him at some point of time, had stood like a pillar of strength for him in the previous Nadigar Sangam elections.Indeed, she had backed him over her father’s candidature in the previous Nadigar Sangam elections. However, Varalaxmi and Vishal’s relationship was rumoured to have strained some time ago and her outburst does not help him in the forthcoming elections scheduled to be held on 23 June.Pandavar Ani – Nassar, Vishal, Karthi, Karunas and Poochi Murugan – will take on the opposing party, Sankaradas, comprising of K Bhagyaraj, Prashanth, Ishari Ganesh, Udhaya and Kutti Padmini.The opposition party is fighting the election in the name of Sankaradas, spearheaded by K Bhagyaraj, Prashanth, Ishari Ganesh, Udhaya and Kutti Padmini for various posts.The election for various posts will be held in MGR Janaki college in Chennai.
A Jessore court on Tuesday sent 97 leaders and activists of BNP and its front organisations to jail in different cases filed against them, reports UNB.Senior district and session judge of Jessore Aminul Islam passed the order after they surrounded to the court, said Rafiqul Islam Pitu, public prosecutor (PP) of the court.There are nine cases in nine police stations against them, said the PP. “They were granted interim bail for six weeks by the High Court that was ended on Tuesday,” he added.The BNP men including president of Sharsha upazila unit Khairuzzaman Madhu, Chaugachha upazila unit president Jahurul Islam, district unit executive member Moshiar Rahman Moshi, Abhaynagar upazila unit general secretary Golam Haider Dablu, Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal (JCD) president Ehsanul Haque Munna, JCD general secretary Tamal Ahmed, district unit JCD president Nazmul Hasan Babul and Faruk Hossaian, president of JCD Jessore town unit were sent to Jessore Central Jail in fabricated cases as part of the government’s repression on BNP men, said Syed Saberul Haque Sabu, general secretary of Jessore district unit of BNP.“We demand immediate release of the BNP men,” he added. read more
A 17-year-old girl died on Aug. 12 after being struck by a stray bullet in Northeast, D.C. earlier in the week, D.C. police said. Jamahri Sydnor, a resident from Northeast D.C., was driving in the 1400 block of Saratoga Avenue, NE around 3:32 p.m. when she was shot in the head, police said.According to police reports, on Aug. 10, two suspected shooters approached the intersections of Saratoga and Montana Avenues in the Brentwood neighborhood. The shooters hid behind bushes at the front of a residence, and opened fire at a crowd of people gathering across the street outside an apartment building.Jamahri Sydnor, 17, was killed by a stray bullet in Northeast D.C. on Aug. 10. (Courtesy photo)Police said Sydnor was driving through the neighborhood when she was hit by the gunfire, and then crashed into a parked car.Authorities arrived to the scene and found Sydnor, a recent graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Northwest D.C., inside of the vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital. The college-bound cheerleader died two days later, according to police reports.Another victim was found at the scene suffering from a gunshot wound to the buttocks. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment, police said.Police Chief Peter Newsham described the horrific incident as “senseless,” and urged, in a post on Twitter, the shooters to come forward. “If the others involved have any sense of decency they will turn themselves in,” Newsham said on Aug. 11 after officials made an arrest in the case on Aug. 10.Sydnor was planning to attend Florida A&M University. She is described by members of the community and loved ones as energetic and bright. “Jamahri was a friend to everyone she met, a leader, a bright light, and an example of what we hope all Wilson students can be,” Kimberly Martin, principal at Wilson High School, told the AFRO on Aug. 15. “Her passing is an incredible shock to our community, and we lift the family in love and support.”Sydnor sang in the school choir and was the captain of the cheerleading squad.Martin said the school plans to memorialize Sydnor’s cheerleading uniform at the school’s first home football game on Aug. 18. She added that the school is planning to hold a vigil for the slain graduate on Aug. 21.Leslie Sargent, Sydnor’s 11th and 12th grade guidance counselor, told the AFRO Aug. 15 that her former student will be dearly missed, “Jamarhi’s death is a loss for her family, school, and city community.”Philip Carlos McDaniel, 21, from Northeast, was arrested and charged with assault with intent to kill on Aug. 10 in the case, police said. read more
By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Back in January, the Democrats welcomed their brash young newcomers to Congress with smiles and hugs. That was before the new colleagues dragged the party’s simmering divisions over Israel out in the open.Provocative comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota have thrust the Democrats into an uncomfortable debate over Israel policy a few weeks before a high-profile conference at which senior Democrats typically make a show of support for the Jewish state. Increasingly, the rift appears as much generational as ideological, with newly elected Democrats showing less deference to the party line.In this Feb. 5, 2019 photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., arrives for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Omar’s latest remarks about Israel are prompting House Democrats to draft a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Omar became the flash point after she suggested last week that Israel’s supporters are pushing U.S. lawmakers to take a pledge of “allegiance to a foreign country.” It’s at least the third time she has forced older, pro-Israel Democrats who run the House into awkward territory over U.S.-Israeli policy.Republicans have been happy to stoke the furor, with President Donald Trump calling Omar’s remarks “a dark day for Israel” and posting a photo of himself in Jerusalem. Inside the Democratic family, meanwhile, leaders are in a bind, torn between a need to admonish Omar and their desire to defend one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress.This time Omar is not apologizing. And this time pro-Israel Democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi are not just warning her about the dangers of Jewish tropes. They are expected to offer a resolution condemning anti-Semitism on the House floor. Although no vote on the resolution is yet scheduled, Democrats said it could come as soon as Thursday.“Accusations of dual loyalty generally have an insidious, bigoted history,” an early draft of the resolution reads in part. “The House of Representatives acknowledges the dangerous consequences of perpetuating anti-Semitic stereotypes and rejects anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States.”Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced in a meeting of leading Democrats late Tuesday that the text will be updated to include anti-Muslim bias, according to a senior Democratic aide who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private meeting. Other Democrats said an outpouring of support for Omar prompted leaders to consider broadening the measure to avoid dissension. Omar did not speak to reporters outside her office on Tuesday evening.“There is a lot emotional disquiet about the situation, and it’s a good time to restate our values,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, who is Jewish and a member of leadership, as he exited a meeting in Pelosi’s office. “That’s what I hope our resolution can do.”The text, which includes a history of bigotry against Muslims and blacks as well as Jews, sounds unobjectionable by itself. But the fact that senior Democrats felt obliged to put the House on-record on the topic points to a transformation in the country — mostly among Democrats — about supporting the Jewish state.In a poll by the Pew Research Center in January of last year, 46 percent of Americans said they sympathized more with Israel and 16 percent with the Palestinians in their Middle East discord.But Democrats are about evenly divided, with about a quarter sympathizing with each side and the rest saying they side with neither or don’t know — and in recent years they have become less likely to sympathize with Israel. Liberal Democrats were nearly twice as likely to say they sympathize more with the Palestinians (35 percent) than with Israel (19 percent). Older Americans were much more likely to say they sympathize with Israel than with the Palestinians, with more division among younger Americans.Omar, a Somali-American, says that what she’s questioning is the influence game in Washington and she worries that anything she says about Israel and its treatment of Palestinians will be construed as anti-Semitic.“Being opposed to (Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu and the occupation is not the same as being anti-Semitic,” she tweeted on Sunday. “I am grateful to the many Jewish allies who have spoken out and said the same.”Democrats in Congress remain largely supportive of Israel. Pelosi, for example, often attends the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington, which is coming up this month.Omar on Tuesday got a boost from allies who point out that she, too, has been the target of threats and bigotry.Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested in a tweet that her fellow freshman was being treated unfairly.“No one seeks this level of reprimand when members make statements about Latinx + other communities,” the New York Democrat wrote.Jewish groups generally said they support the resolution, but expressed concern.“We are concerned that the timing of this resolution will be seen as singling out and focusing special condemnation on a Muslim woman of color as if her views and insensitive comments pose a greater threat than the torrent of hatred that the white nationalist right continues to level against Jews, Muslims, people of color and other vulnerable minority groups,” said J Street, a nonprofit that says it’s a home for “pro-Israel, pro-Peace Americans.”Back home in Minnesota, a collection of elected officials started a #StandWithIlhan hashtag with a statement that reads in part: “We call on Democrats to stand with Ilhan against Republican efforts to pit Jews and Muslims against each other.”But there also was talk of finding a candidate to challenge her in 2020.“She is rapidly making herself a pariah in Congress, rather than an effective representative for her constituents,” said state Sen. Ron Latz, who is Jewish, lives in her district and has been critical of her recent statements on Israel.Earlier this year, Omar apologized for a 2012 tweet in which she said Israel had “hypnotized” America. And last month, she apologized for suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are paid to do so.That earned her stern rebukes from Pelosi and House Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, among others. This time, Engel declared that Omar’s suggestion about divided loyalties was a “vile” stereotype that had no place on his committee.Republicans, meanwhile, demanded that Democrats throw Omar off Engel’s panel. There was no sign of that happening Tuesday.“I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee,” Omar tweeted.___Associated Press writers Andrew Taylor, Emily Swanson, and Hannah Fingerhut in Washington, and Doug Glass in Minneapolis contributed to this report.___Follow Kellman on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com//APLaurieKellman read more
Myelinating cell in the CNS. Credit: Image courtesy of Alan Hoofring, Medical Arts Design Section, NIH Protein structure reveals how cells regulate their skeletons Okay, since we’ve just spent a fair amount of space talking about various proteins and aren’t really any closer to answering the force question, we should probably return to Samurai swords. It is conceivable that the actual power for myelination, or at least some part of it, comes from outside the glial cell sheath—some force that operates on the sheath like a swordsmith would on metal to fashion its internal geometry. I asked Brad if he thought it might be possible that axons might act as rotating mandrels and spool up myelin from the inside. He concurred that in theory at least, this would be an attractive mechanism because there is ample evidence that axons can and do exert significant torques when they are growing (and perhaps as we have suggested before, also when they are spiking). However, Brad also quickly countered that this mechanism would not actually be possible. I am heavily paraphrasing him here, but the basic reason is that long long ago the founding fathers had explored the question of the orientation in the myelin wrappings between adjacent nodes going down an axon, and found that it varied randomly. Therefore, a chiral (or handed) axon spooling continuously in one direction could not wind up myelin in different directions in different places. That was a fair enough response, and also one that I had come to expect from the field. Undoubtedly, the first researchers to look at myelin would have been sensible enough to ask the same question and answer it by looking at it in serial sections of a labelled axon.The peculiar thing is that although I had heard similar responses from other myelination experts, I had never seen a reference—so I pressed Brad for something to attest to his claim. He mentioned that a paper by C. Hildebrand should do the trick. He also recommended I follow up with microscopy expert Mika Simons, who I later realized had also recently published new discoveries in Developmental Cell on actin and myelination. Curiously, Mika pointed me to the same paper with the clarification that ‘Fig. 8’ should clear everything up. Unfortunately, I found that while the famed Fig. 8 was a scatterplot that purported to show that the number of counterclockwise and clockwise spirals for each ‘unit’ were equal, the units were not what everybody thought they were. Instead of being adjacent segments down a single axon, a unit was a single glial cell, and the plot was counting all the unit’s segments on adjacent axons.Whether or not this paper is main source of other mythinformation that I have since found on the interwebs (including early sci.neurosci newsgroups from the early nineties stating that myelin orientations were random or 50-50), I can not say. However, I can say that the idea that axon force generating movements—either rotations, or repetitive radial displacements secondary to spikes—can assist glial wrapping is alive and well. One would think that whether or not there still is this seemingly preposterous glial foible lurking at large in the field should be something fairly easy to determine.In fact, just last year several neuroscience luminaries carried out what is probably the most detailed and exhaustive myelin serial section study to date. Yet somehow they managed to report little more than the seemingly trivial observation that the length of the initial axon segment varied a bit. Maybe these researchers could go back and re-examine things to answer the orientation question once and for all. In covering that particular work we hinted at the idea that not just axons or apical dendrites could be uniquely chiral, but organelles (mitochondria, ER, and centrioles), and consequently also whole cells could be chiral, and furthermore come with different chiralities. Surprisingly, the researcher’s own previous work had demonstrated that exact possibility for the helicity in the endoplasmic reticulum. In searching for the mechanism of force generation both Brad and Mika’s papers examine various mechanisms of motility in other cell models to see if anything can be learned. For example, in non-adhesive cells like leukocytes, actin-network contractility generates hydrostatic pressure which can induce blebbing protrusions in the membrane. Various mechanisms, like re-hydrating depolymerized actin monomers might be imagined here that could assist in building such pressures. However in oligodendrocytes, not only are the usual suspects, (the motor proteins like the myosin) scarce, actin itself is absent from the compacted myelin area and is only detectable in a thin outer rim of the tongue. Mika’s group proposed and observed that in flat membrane sheets actin polymerization in the tongue could ‘inflate’ breathing room, and then depolymerize and deflate when the differentiating cell began to extend a myelin webbing across its filopodial outposts. But there is simply no clear mechanism yet for iterating such a cycle through the full turn of a myelin wrap, let alone 150 of them. The have there doubsts about the blebbing model because their precision measurements of membrane stiffness don’t jive with the current conception of actin-membrane mechanics during bleb formation.At an even more fundamental level there is still no good ‘theory’ of why peripheral nerves get single segment Schwann cells while central nerves get multisegment oligodendrocytes. Compare for example, the fairly recent successful theory of why there are distinct rod and cone photoreceptors that do a similar physical task of hyperpolarizing in response to light. While a good explanation for this may not immediately tell us how they wrap, it should give a much needed sense of proportion to both the physical and molecular events we have described so far.One pertinent observation here is that when animals are finally ready to myelinate, they can do it pretty fast when needed. It may be the case that it all just comes down to scale—what a given cell can crank out. For example, a Schwann cell sheath that is 15um in diameter x 1500um long with 150 turns would be a volume of 150,000um^3. If both kinds of glial are assumed to operate somewhere near a theoretical metabolic maximum than an oligodendrocyte with ‘arms’ that are 500um-long x 5um made of 50 turns could put out axon-wrapping units. Complementary studies that explore the staggering complexity of the fuller interspecies glial menagerie operating near their limits may help solve some of the mysteries of actin motility in myelin. Inner and outer mesaxons of a glial myelinating are typically alinged at the same ‘clock’ position. Credit: jcb.rupress.org/content/159/2/361/F11.expansion.html Explore further More information: CNS Myelin Wrapping Is Driven by Actin Disassembly, Developmental Cell, www.cell.com/developmental-cel … 1534-5807(15)00400-1Actin Filament Turnover Drives Leading Edge Growth during Myelin Sheath Formation in the Central Nervous System, Developmental Cell, www.cell.com/developmental-cel … 1534-5807(15)00349-4 Journal information: Developmental Cell Citation: Driving myelination by actin disassembly (2015, July 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-07-myelination-actin-disassembly.html After demonstrating that Arp2/3-mediated assembly of actin networks is critical in the initial ensheathment process, Brad and the other researchers involved showed Arp2/3 isn’t required for the subsequent membrane spreading and wrapping phase. What is required they found, is disassembly of the actin network by actin-severing proteins like gelsolin and cofilin, along with the special services of a ubiquitous protein known as MBP (Myelin basic Protein). Although MBP is known to be essential in kicking off myelination, and may be involved in linking successive layers together, its actual modus operandi is still not clearly known. Based on their recent work, the researchers now suggest that MBP may operate by directly displacing gelsolin and cofilin from the membrane locale where they are typically sequestered in an inactive state. (Phys.org)—If a metallurgist wanted to determine how a blade was made they might cut a small cross section, mount, polish, and etch it, and then look at it under a microscope. They could probably tell right away whether it was forged, cast, or perhaps even 3D printed. If the blade was of a particularly high quality, like a Samurai sword, they could see the multiple layers that were created the through laborious cycles of heating, hammering and refolding that are typically used to optimize the grain structure for both toughness, hardness, and grain orientation. The point here is that the structure evident in the Samurai sword cross section didn’t just passively polymerize out of thin air like a snowflake, or get made by some other passive thermochemical series of events, it took a more directed driving force. One of the most enduring puzzles in neurobiology is what is the physical force that drives myelin around an axon. When looked at in cross section with an EM microscope, up to 150 or even more tightly wound turns can be seen. At the inner leading edge there is a slightly expanded tip containing a bit of cytoplasm which is called the inner mesaxon or ‘tongue’. There is also an outer cytoplasm-containing tongue in compacted myelin sheaths that curiously enough is almost always observed to line up in roughly the same ‘clock’ position as the inner tongue, but more on that in a bit.Years of painstaking work have lead to the conclusion that the inner tongue tip is the business end of whatever kind of mechanism it is that is driving myelination. Forgive the generalization, but the current presumption in the field seems to be that if enough details can be learned about the various proteins adorning these tongue domains, and the narrow cytoplasmic incisions and channels connecting them, then the true nature of the mysterious force pushing things forward should pop right out. The idea that the inner tongue is a modified force-generating ‘lamellipodium’, or growth cone of sorts, has been amply fed by evidence of an actin-based motility mechanism for the initial processes sent out by myelinating glial cells.But there’s a problem with the idea that this leading edge tongue is just a souped-up actin pseudopod. Recent work by Brad Zuchero and others has shown that while actin assembly powers the initial stage of myelination where axons are first contacted, the actual wrapping stage requires the actin scaffold to be taken down. Their work, just published in Developmental Cell, focuses on the activity of actin-related proteins (Arp2/3) which serve as nucleation sites for new filaments in mouse oligodendrocytes. Although Arp2/3 looks pretty similar to standard-issue monomeric actin, these proteins are actually specialized tinkertoy complexes that bind to existing mother filaments and then seed daughter filaments at precise 70 degree angles. © 2015 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Posted by Multiple reservation records will be a thing of the past with IATA’s ONE Order Tags: IATA Travelweek Group DUBAI — IATA’s ONE Order initiative will mean the gradual disappearance of multiple reservation records in favour of one document and a single order number.IATA adopted a resolution on a standard for ONE Order at its Passenger Services Conference in Dubai. Aleks Popovich, IATA’s Senior VP, Financial and Distribution Services, says ONE Order leverages the data communication advances from the New Distribution Capability (NDC). “ONE Order will eliminate the need for passengers to juggle different reference numbers and documents along their journeys,” said Popovich. “With ONE Order, the only thing that passengers will need to be instantly recognized is their order number. It will greatly simplify the passenger experience and remove one of the hassles of travel – trying to find the correct document or number when dealing with an itinerary change or a travel disruption.”Popovich added that the fundamental objective of ONE Order is to replace multiple rigid and paper-based booking, ticketing, delivery and accounting methods with a standard order management process based on a single customer order record that includes all the data: customer details, order item(s) including the air ticket and additional products and services, payment, billing and fulfillment status information.More news: Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthThe role of the Resolution is to put in place the framework for the industry to work with a single order, replacing a reservation and separate accountable documents (e-ticket and electronic miscellaneous document covering things such as ancillary products) as is the case today.Full adoption of ONE Order will be a multi-year, multi-stage process, added Popovich.IATA’s 2016 Global Passenger Survey showed that passengers are looking for technology to improve their travel experience. Based on 6,920 responses from around the globe, the survey provided insight into what passengers want from their air travel experience. Topping the list were:. Arriving at the airport ready to fly. Passing through security and border control once without having to remove personal items. Uniquely-tailored travel options – and passengers are prepared to offer their personal data to access them. Having the same connectivity in the air as on the groundPassengers said they want to be able to do more of the traditional airport processes ‘off airport’ by taking advantage of the latest digital self-service options. In 2016 the percentage of passengers who checked-in online and used a mobile boarding pass rather than a printed one increased from 69% in 2015 to 71%.More news: Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalThe survey also found that the majority of passengers are keen to see the baggage process shaken up. Some 33% of those surveyed want to self-tag their bags and 39% want to use electronic bag tags. A considerable number of passengers would like to travel to the airport ‘baggage free’: 26% want their luggage picked up from home and delivered to the airport and 24% want to be able to drop off their luggage away from the airport. And 61% of passengers expressed interest in tracking their bag throughout the journey. Airlines are facilitating this by adopting IATA’s baggage Resolution 753 which tracks bags at major journey points such as loading and unloading.Passengers also said they want airlines and airports to offer them a more customized travel experience with 85% willing to provide more personal data to make this happen.The survey also found that 51% of passengers, a 12% increase on 2015, would prefer to use their own devices on-board – Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – to access entertainment options. Share << Previous PostNext Post >> read more
Tags: New Routes, Portugal, Transat MONTREAL — Air Transat is adding another direct Toronto-Lisbon flight to its transatlantic summer program, which will now provide daily nonstop service to Portugal via Lisbon or Porto during high season.The new flight will be operated from Toronto, and service will also be available from Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver with connecting flights.“In addition to travelling with the best leisure airline in North America according to Skytrax, Air Transat clients can benefit from flights to two destinations in Portugal: Lisbon and Porto. Our multi-destination option also increases the itinerary possibilities, allowing travellers to land in one city and return from another at no extra charge,” said Annick Guérard, President and General Manager of Transat Tours Canada. “Moreover, travellers will get access to plenty of one-stop packages, as well as à la carte accommodation and car rental services.”With an Option Plus upgrade, travellers flying to Portugal with Air Transat will also get more privileges and services in Economy Class, such as standard seat selection; priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling; and a supplementary checked baggage allowance of two bags, weighing maximum 23 kg each.More news: Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureAir Transat’s 2017 transatlantic flight program includes 28 destinations. In addition to its newest destination, Tel Aviv, Transat will also be multiplying its direct flights to France, the UK, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Croatia, while maintaining service to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. Transat adds extra daily nonstop flight to Portugal ex Toronto << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Share Posted by read more