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News: Maverick Helicopters expands Hawaii operations

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, will expand operations to Hawaii’s northernmost and oldest island, Kauai, later this year. The expansion comes after nearly three years of successful operations on Maui and will be the sixth permanent location. The breath-taking flights will depart daily from the company’s facility at Port Allen Airport, located one mile southwest of Hanapepe, Kauai. “Maverick Helicopters is thrilled to offer our customers an unforgettable experience on the Garden Isle,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. ADVERTISEMENT “With most…

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Hospital operations for child teeth removal increase in England

Dentists have accused the government of having a “short-sighted” approach to tooth decay in England after hospital operations to remove children’s teeth increased to nearly 43,000. There were 42,911 operations in 2016-17 – up from 40,800 the previous year and 36,833 in 2012-13, NHS figures show. The British Dental Association said England had a “second-class” dental service compared to Wales and Scotland. The government said it was “determined” to reduce the number of extractions. Doctors said many of the tooth extractions would be caused by the food and drink children…

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News: Flight operations suspended at Niki leaving passengers stranded

Flight operations at Austrian carrier Niki have been suspended, leaving thousands of passengers stranded. Passengers who booked their flight through a tour operator should contact them directly, the carrier said, as the they are responsible for getting them home. Niki filed for insolvency protection earlier, grounding its near two dozen aircraft. It had offered leisure flights to resorts in southern Europe and north Africa. Niki advised passenger who booked their flight directly that several airlines have organised repatriation flights from overseas to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. ADVERTISEMENT These are expected…

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Vaginal mesh operations should be banned, says NICE

The health watchdog NICE is to recommend that vaginal mesh operations should be banned from treating organ prolapse in England, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show has learned. Draft guidelines from NICE say the implants should only be used for research – and not routine operations. Some implants can cut into the vagina and women have been left in permanent pain, unable to walk, work or have sex. One expert said it is highly likely the NHS will take up the recommendation. However, the organisation is not compelled to act on…

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News: easyJet to acquire airberlin operations at Tegel Airport in Berlin

easyJet today signed an agreement with airberlin to acquire part of its operations at Berlin Tegel Airport for a purchase consideration of €40 million. This excludes potential start-up and transitional operating costs. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in December 2017. The acquisition will result in easyJet entering into leases for up to 25 A320 aircraft, offering employment to airberlin flying crews and taking over other assets including slots. easyJet has launched a recruitment campaign to attract around 1,000 of airberlin’s pilots and cabin…

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Check NHS cancer, A&E and operations targets in your area

The NHS is under unprecedented pressure. Rising numbers of patients need hospital care – whether in an accident and emergency department, for cancer treatment or for planned operations and care, such as knee and hip replacements. For each there are strict targets local services are expected to meet across the UK. But what are the chances of being seen in time where you live? Use our interactive tracker to find out. Sorry, your browser is unable to display this content. Please upgrade to a more recent browser. Search for a…

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News: Stewart to lead IHG luxury operations in Europe

InterContinental Hotels Group has welcomed veteran Fergus Stewart to the Europe region as vice president, luxury operations.  The move reflects IHG’s thriving luxury business with the continuing growth of both InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Based in IHG’s headquarters in Denham, Buckinghamshire, he will report to Stephen McCall, chief operating officer for the region, and form part of the Europe Operations Leadership Team. Stewart has enjoyed a career spanning almost ten years with IHG, having joined in 2008 as general manager, ANA InterContinental Tokyo. Most recently,…

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