China: New airports, routes for PLA to transport personnel to Tibet, Xinjiang | World News

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The remote Chinese regions of Xinjiang and Tibet bordering India will soon have 30 airports at the disposal of the Western Theatre Command (WTC) to facilitate the movement of army personnel, a state media report said this week.

The WTC is the largest military command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and oversees the disputed border with India. While some of these airports have been built and are functional, the remaining are under construction.

Among the three new airports to be built in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) are those at Lhunze county, Tingri county and Burang county, close to

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The first PGA Tour event after 9-11 was a surreal return to a changed world | Golf News and Tour Information

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In the annals of professional golf, the short-lived Pennsylvania Classic was barely a blip on the radar, existing for only seven years with a series of title sponsors, held at several venues and largely won by a roster of passersby among the PGA Tour ranks. Except for one year—and we are not talking about the 2006 edition featuring Michelle Wie—the tournament was forgettable.

But that one year is crucially important. In fact, it could be argued that the edition in question holds a special place in the history of golf and the tour.

The 2001 Marconi Pennsylvania Classic at Laurel

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Air Canada Joins ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’ at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida

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  • New ways for Aeroplan members to experience the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration, including a contest from Air Canada for a chance to win one of 50 magical prizes

MONTREAL, Sept. 9, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada is bringing the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration to Aeroplan members with new and exciting ways to experience the 18-month milestone event beginning October 1, 2021. From now until September 29, 2021, Aeroplan members can enter Air Canada’s contest for a chance to win one of 50 magical prizes, including one

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World Economic Forum plans Detroit urban innovation center with Bedrock

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The World Economic Forum announced plans Thursday to establish a Centre for Urban Transformation in Detroit, with plans for it to eventually be located within the Bedrock-owned site of the failed Wayne County jail project.

The international non-governmental organization said the center is expected to open in October with support from Bedrock. WEF’s Detroit center — its first Midwest office location — will be a hub for public-private collaborations to create a more sustainable model for urban development, the organization said.

“Detroit is uniquely positioned to serve as the epicenter for this work — a hub for urban transformation and

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Afghanistan: Pen Farthing and animals waiting for transport from Kabul airport, UK government says | World News

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A former Royal Marine trying to evacuate animals from Afghanistan has been helped through Kabul airport by UK armed forces and is now waiting for transport, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The government tweeted: “Pen Farthing and his pets were assisted through the system at Kabul airport by the UK Armed Forces. They are currently being supported while he awaits transportation.

“On the direction of the Defence Secretary, clearance for their charter flight has been sponsored by the UK Government.”

Afghanistan latest – live updates as UK’s Kabul evacuation enters ‘final hours’

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New hotel ups game at Resorts World NY; Bally’s AC serves top lobster roll; Geno’s back at Rivers

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For the past decade, Resorts World New York, the electronic-game-only gambling den that sits adjacent to JFK International Airport in the borough of Queens, has offered its guests 6,500 units with which they could court Lady Luck, as well as an array of dining options from fast-food to ultra-pricey, headliner entertainment and live horse racing at Aqueduct Racetrack, which is part of the RWNY complex. But it could never offer them a place to lay their weary heads.

That changed a couple of weeks ago when the 400-room Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York opened

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