The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is offering a special deal for multigenerational families in honor of Grandparents Day. Grandparents and their families can receive a connecting guest room for just $109 per night when booking one room at the standard price for stays in September.
swandolphin.com; 407-977-5004 (media); 800-227-1500 (public)
Busch Gardens Tampa will extend its Summer Nights event for Labor Day weekend. The park will be open until midnight on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 and 6, and until 9 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 7. The park is also offering guests a free single-day admission ticket with the purchase of a full-price single-day ticket, a savings of $97 for adults and $92 for children. The offer is available through Aug. 24, and tickets must be used by Sept. 7, 2015. Advance purchase is required and must be made online.
buschgardens.com; 813-987-5090 (media); 888-800-5447 (public)
The Downtown Orlando Information Center will offer destination information sessions daily during days of operation beginning Monday, August 24. These information sessions will provide attendees with the latest information on restaurants, events and more to help residents and visitors alike discover the urban destination of Downtown Orlando.
downtownorlando.com; 407-440-7020 (media); 407-440-7000 (public)
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will offer free admission for educators in the state from Sept.8 – Oct. 18 in honor of Educator Appreciation Days. A current pay stub and photo ID are required to enter the attraction. Up to three guests visiting with an educator may enjoy 50% off their admission.
www.ripleys.com/orlando; 407-345-0501 (media & public)
SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium now offers unlimited admission to the park with its new annual pass. The SEA LIFE Orlando Annual Pass is $60 for adults and children, and can be purchased in-person at the attraction’s admissions desk or online.
www.visitsealife.com/orlando; 407-590-8380 (media); 866-622-0607 (public)
SeaWorld Orlando has opened a new dining venue, Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen. The menu features original and unique pretzel creations along with a variety of local and seasonal craft beers, frozen cocktails, wines and beverages. The restaurant also features an outdoor patio located near Shamu Stadium.
SeaWorldOrlando.com; 407-363-2280 (media); (888) 800-5447 (public)
Events and Festivals
The Orlando Citrus Bowl will host the return of the U.S. Women’s National Team as part of the 10-match Victory Tour to celebrate the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship. The team will be playing Brazil on Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. Tickets are now on sale.
orlandocitrusbowl.com; 407-440-7020 (media); 407-440-5700 (public)
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and Orlando International Premium Outlets are adding new retail stores to their properties. Vilebrequin, Robert Graham, Bottega Veneta, an expanded Calvin Klein store, Calvin Klein Accessories, Ted Baker London and Theorywill be added to the Vineland location. The Orlando International Premium Outlets will add Calvin Klein Accessories, Panera Bread and The Limited.
premiumoutlets.com; 713-224-9115 (media); 407-352-9600 (public)
JK Lakshmi Cement conferred Make in India Award for Excellence
New Delhi, 26th August, 2015: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Make in India is aimed at making India a manufacturing hub and creating new opportunities for generating employment. At JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd., this mantra is a way of life since its inception. Therefore, it was no surprise that JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd. was bestowed with “Make in India Awards for Excellence -2015” for their contribution in the cement sector in a glittering ceremony at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar on 18th August 2015.
The award was given by Shri Kalraj Mishra, Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Shri Dhanraj Pillay, former Indian hockey captain. Shri C. S. Sadasivan (Chief Executive- Marketing) and Shri Deepak Dave (Zonal Head-West), JK Lakshmi Cement along with other seniors officials of the company received this award.
The event was graced by Ministers from State & Central Government, senior officials from Govt. sector, leading industrialists from Gujarat and Celebrities from Bollywood. The “Make in India Awards for Excellence -2015”, organized by Krazymantra honors the contribution of companies, organizations, institutes and individuals among others, who are an epitome of excellence in their chosen area of interest.
Shri C. S. Sadasivan, Chief Executive-Marketing in a press statement said, “We are honoured to receive this prestigious award. JK Lakshmi Cement which is a flagship company of prestigious JK Organization is contributing to national growth and prosperity from more than 3 decades. The group has been committed to “Make in India’ campaign by manufacturing products of impeccable quality to substitute imported goods. JK Lakshmi Cement is least cost producer due to excellence in manufacturing operations and produced world class products.”
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Two great Sanskrit scholars – Jagadguru Ramabhadracharya Maharaj and Sadhu Bhadreshdas Maharaj have agreed to be keynote speakers.
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Prime Minister of India reviews progress of infrastructure sectors
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, reviewed the progress of digital infrastructure, rural infrastructure, and connectivity sectors.
The Prime Minister sought details from officials on preparations for providing electricity to all unconnected villages in the country within 1000 days. He directed concerned departments to monitor progress towards this goal on a real-time basis.
The Prime Minister was apprised of the status of mobile connectivity across the country. He directed officials to explore the possibility of leveraging existing resources, including railway and other communication infrastructure, to provide mobile connectivity in remote, unconnected areas. He emphasized that the targets for digital infrastructure should be synchronized with the targets for the Digital India initiative.
The Prime Minister expressed serious concern over the issue of “call drops” and asked officials to suggest measures and the steps undertaken to address this problem. He directed that steps be taken urgently to resolve the problem, and also to ensure that the problems in voice connectivity do not extend to data connectivity in the future.
He also reviewed the progress of solar energy related projects, especially with regard to railway stations and airports. He directed that work related to setting up of Railway Universities be speeded up. He also called for priority to be assigned to road links with Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
The Prime Minister said that with enough funds now being provided for infrastructure creation, the onus is on the concerned Ministries to ensure that these outlays are converted into proportionate outcomes.