All your 3D printing questions answered

first_imgSarah Tew/CNET Rounding up some of the best budget 3D printers, I learned a lot about the art and science of printing. It’s not as simple as loading a 3D file, hitting print and sitting back, although the extra steps and follow-up work involved is well worth it if you want to create eye-catching stuff.  These are some of the big beginner questions I’ve gotten, and the major things I’ve learned through trial and error. Mostly error. These tips are deliberately simplified for a beginner audience. To really dive deep, check out the very active Reddit 3D printing community.  Crazy things I’ve made on a 3D printer Now playing: Watch this: Tags Comment 18 Photos How food dye could help create 3D-printed lungs What material should I use to print with? Most home 3D printers use PLA or ABS plastic. Professional printers can use all sorts of materials, from metal to organic filament. Some printers use a liquid resin, which is much more difficult to handle. As a beginner, use PLA. It’s nontoxic, made mostly of cornstarch and sugarcane, handles easily and is inexpensive. However, it’s more sensitive to heat, so don’t leave your 3D prints on the dashboard of a car on a hot day.  Which brand of PLA is best? Generally speaking, Hatchbox has never let me down, and runs about $20 for a full 1kg spool on Amazon. Some of the printers I tested only accommodate narrower 0.5kg spools. In those cases, I sometimes used a larger Hatchbox roll with a separate spool-holder (which, yes, I 3D-printed). Other times, I had good luck with AIO Robotics 0.5kg spools, which are a little more expensive, at $14 for 0.5kg. A 1kg roll prints a lot of stuff.  center_img Share your voice Computers 3D Printers 1 What color filament should I use? I found most prints look best in plain white, if you’re not going to otherwise prime or paint them. Primary colors are easy to use, but every time I tried something like a metallic or other unusual color, many of my prints were spotty or brittle.  What settings should I use? Most 3D printers include or link to recommended software, which can handle converting 3D STL or other files into formats supported by the printer. Stick with the suggested presets to start, with one exception. I’ve started adding a raft, or bottom layer of filament, to nearly everything I print. It has cut down dramatically on prints that don’t adhere to the bed properly, which is a common issue. If you continue to have problems, rub a standard glue stick on the print bed right before printing. What are supports? Your 3D models probably need some help to print properly, as these printers don’t do well with big overhangs — for example, an arm sticking out from a figure. Your 3D printer software can usually automatically calculate and add supports, meaning little stands that hold up all those sticking-out parts of the model. After the print is done, clip the supports off with micro cutters and file down any nubs or rough edges with hobby files.  Where do I find things to print?  Thingiverse.com is a huge online repository of 3D files for anything and everything you can think of. Pokemon chess set? It’s there. Dyson vacuum wall mount? It’s there. DIY Lego-style blocks? Yep.  When you’re ready to create your own designs, there are a ton of software packages to choose from, but it’s easiest to start with the browser-based free TinkerCad app from Autodesk.  Which 3D printer should I buy? Check out our roundup of entry level and step-up 3D printers for some initial ideas.  Laptops with the best battery life: See the top laptops and 2-in-1 PCs with the longest battery life.  Fastest gaming laptops, ranked: All the most-powerful gaming laptops tested in the CNET Labs.  More news and reviews for PC and Mac laptops, tablets and desktops.   2:19 3D printinglast_img read more

Dope tests for drivers to be introduced DNCC mayor

first_imgAtiqul IslamIn the face of persistent complaints that drivers on the country’s roads are often drug-addled, Dhaka North City Corporation mayor Atiqul Islam has said dope tests for drivers is set to be introduced.”The process of introducing the test is underway,” he said after attending a meeting with a group of students leading the movement for safe roads at the DNCC office in Gulshan.DNCC organised the meeting with the group of students from several universities in Dhaka and representatives of some concerned authorities including Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC), Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) and Dhaka Metropolitan Police.The DNCC organised the programme following a Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) student’s death in a recent road accident in the city.During the conversation, the students placed some demands including setting up zebra crossings instead of foot-over bridges, making BRTA free from brokers and corruption, installing of digital traffic signals, stopping the plying of buses on contractual basis, and half-fare for students.Giving consent to those demands, the mayor said, “The city corporation has decided to set up push buttons flashlights on zebra crossings, construct footbridges, passenger shades.”The DNCC mayor requested BRTA to undertake all necessary steps to launch an automated system to check vehicles fitness. He also requested private institutions to come forward for giving driving trainings for the drivers.The DNCC mayor said they had started constructing a model road from Malibagh to Kuril Biswa Road.last_img read more

Indian artists imagine an unknown Russia

first_imgThe third edition of the Indian Artists Paint Russia art camp brought together a group of artists here who painted images of the country solely based on their imagination.Held for the first time in July 2011, the annual Art Camp has been gaining popularity among artists in the Indian capital, with the 2013 edition breaking all records with the participation of 17 artists. Indian Artists Paint Russia is being held at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC), which is jointly organising the event with the Forum of Indian Photographers and Artists (FIPA). This year’s main theme is city life, with the artists being asked to focus on A Day in Moscow. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting”This year, we decided to split the display: the main part includes this year’s works, but next to them, you can see the paintings by the participants in previous Art Camps and those created by our guests of honour, including (Russian artist) Maxim Pridanov,’ said Anastasia Khokhlova , head of the RCSC cultural department.The camp is the second workshop in the series for Padmini Mehta and Aakshat Sinha, the latter having been granted the honorary status of its curator. He is the only participant to have been to Russia. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix’Russia is an unfailing source of inspiration,’ Sinha said. ‘If they asked me to paint my most overwhelming impression of Russia, I would definitely paint Tsvetnoy Bulvar, where, between two busy roads, there’s a park with benches and very beautiful people sitting on them.’ This year, Sinha painted the fans of FC Spartak Moscow against the background of the Red Square. ‘Each city must have football fans,’ Sinha explained.For Mehta, Russia is a vibrant country. ‘People are very sweet, cooperative. That I really like.’ In Mehta’s painting, Russian girls enjoy a circle dance on snow-covered mountain peaks next to a pianist playing Tchaikovsky. The background features Victory Day fireworks. Sugandha Menda learnt about the workshop from her father. ‘My dad introduced me to the Art Camp. He was part of it much earlier, two years ago,’ she said, admitting that the hardest thing for her was to choose something special about Russia to paint.’But I asked myself: I have never been to Russia, so what shall I do? My father advised me to look through all the photos on the internet about the history of Russia, whatever I could find. Then we were given a few books and started painting. By that time, I realised that I had the feeling that Russia was famous for snow and its winter. Many people also told me that winter in Russia was amazing. And the architecture is something magnificent.’last_img read more

The Best Cyber Monday Tech Deals iPad Roku 4K TVs and More

first_img Cyber Monday is upon us, and if you’re hunting for deals, check out the list below, which we’ll be updating regularly over the next 24 hours.Featured DealsNEW $100 iTunes Gift Card for $80 at Amazon (use code: APP20).NEW Nintendo Switch + $35 Nintendo eShop Gift Card (Email Delivery) for $299 at Walmart (list price $334).NEW Dell S2716DGR 27″ 144Hz 2560×1440 G-Sync Gaming Monitor + $50 Dell Gift Card for $399.99 at Dell (list price $799.99).NEW Alienware Aurora Intel Core i7-8700 6-Core Gaming Desktop with GTX 1070, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD for $1199.99 at Dell (list price $1659.99).58″ Samsung UN58MU6070 4K UHD Smart LED TV for $447.99 at Walmart (list price $649.99)Apple iPad 5th Gen 128GB 9.7″ Retina WiFi Tablet for $299.99 at Walmart (list price $429)Today Only: Instant Pot Smart WiFi 6-Qt Electric Pressure Cooker for $89.95at Amazon (list price $149.99)Today Only: Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Wired Headphones (As Good as Bose QC35) for $109.99 at Amazon (list 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price $144.95)MSI GV62 8RE-061 Intel Core i5-8300H Quad-Core 15.6″ 1920×1080 Gaming Laptop with 3GB GTX 1060, 256GB SSD for $799 at Walmart (list price $1099.99)Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner for $379.99 at Amazon (list price $599.99)Dyson V6 Trigger Handheld Vacuum with Combination Tools for $99.99 at Walmart (list price $169.99)In and out of stock: Apple iPad 32GB 9.7″ Retina WiFi Tablet (Latest Model) for $249 at Walmart (list price $329)In and out of stock: Apple iPad 128GB 9.7″ Retina WiFi Tablet (Latest Model) for $379 at Amazon (list price $429)Up to $80 off Apple Watch Series 3 Models (GPS 38mm $199, GPS + Cellular 38mm $299) at Amazon.HP Pavilion 15 Intel Core i5-8300H Quad-Core 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS Laptop with GTX 1050 Ti for $599 at Walmart (list price $699)Roku Ultra 4K Streaming Media Player with Voice Remote and Premium JBL Headphones for $49.99 at Amazon (list price $99.99)$20 Price Drop: Dell D3218HN 32″ 1080p Ultra-wide IPS LED Monitor for $129.99 at Walmart (list price $349.99)55″ Sceptre U550CV-U 4K UHD LED TV for $239.99 at Walmart (list price $399.99)Google Home Hub Smart Display + $10 Vudu Credit for $99 at Walmart (list price $149)Dell UltraSharp U3415W 34″ 3440×1440 Curved IPS LED Monitor for $579.99at Dell (list price $999.99)STILL LIVE: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5″ SATA Solid State Drive for $127.98(500TB for $73) at Amazon (list price $199.99)Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB Unlocked Smartphone for $519.99 at Amazon (list price $719.99)Ring Video Doorbell 2 1080p WiFi Enabled Camera + 3rd Gen Echo Dot for $139 at Amazon (list price $248.99)Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen for $24 at Amazon (list price $49.99)Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen + Amazon Smart Plug for $29 at Amazon (list price $74.98)23andme Ancestry DNA Test Kit for $59 at Amazon (list price $99)Check out more Best Cyber Monday Deals.Amazon Devices SaleAmazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen for $24 at Amazon (list price $49.99)Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen + Amazon Smart Plug for $29 at 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Cam for $188 at Amazon (list price $319.98).NEW ecobee Remote Room Sensor with Stands (2-Pack) for $39.49 at Amazon (list price $79).NEW Today Only: Reolink 4MP 8Ch PoE Video Surveillance System with 4x Wired Outdoor 1440p PoE IP Cameras, 8Ch NVR with 2TB HDD for $321.99 at Amazon (list price $459.99).Today Only: Hive Heating and Cooling Smart Thermostat Pack (Alexa and Google Support) for $99.99 at Amazon (list price $229.99).Today Only: Netgear Arlo Pro 2 1080p HD Wireless Security 2-Camera System for $312.99 (5-Camera for $693) at Amazon (list price $479.99).Today Only: Sengled Smart LED 2700K Soft White Starter Kit (2x A19 Bulbs + Hub) for $24.99 at Amazon (list price $39.99).Google Home Hub Smart Display + $10 Vudu Credit for $99 at Walmart (list price $149)Google Home Mini Smart Speaker + Chromecast + $15 Vudu Movie Credit for $45 at Walmart (list price $74)Google Home Mini Smart Speaker + GE C-Life Smart Bulb for $31 at Walmart (list price $55)Google Home Mini Smart Speaker (2-Pack) for $50 at Walmart (list price $70)Google Home Mini Smart Speaker for $25 at Walmart (list price $49)Google Home Max Smart Speaker for $350 at Walmart (list price $399)Lenovo Smart 8″ Display with 10W Speaker, Camera, Google Assistant for $99at Walmart (list price $199.99)Ring Video Doorbell 2 1080p WiFi Enabled Camera + 3rd Gen Echo Dot for $139 at Amazon (list price $248.99)iRobot Roomba 890 WiFi Vacuum Robot (Great for Pets + Up to 5x more power than 600 or 700-series) for $349.99 at Amazon (list price $499)August Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen) for $179.99 at Amazon (list price $229.99)Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 10W LED Smart Bulb Starter Kit (2x Bulbs, 1x Bridge) for $79.99 at Amazon (list price $149.99)Ring Alarm Home Security System 8-Piece Bundle with optional 24/7 Professional Monitoring for $188.99 at Amazon (list price $268.99)Blink XT Home Security 1080p 2 Camera System Bundle for $149.99 (3 Cameras for $230, 5 Cameras for $350) at Amazon (list price 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Thermostat (3rd Gen) for $179 at Walmart (list price $249)Nest Smart Thermostat E for $139 at Walmart (list price $169)Ecobee4 WiFi Smart Thermostat with Sensor and Built-In Alexa for $199 at Amazon (list price $249)Ecovacs Deebot N79S WiFi Smart Robotic Vacuum for $149.99 at Amazon (list price $299.99)Schlage Z-Wave Connect Century Touchscreen Deadbolt with Built-in Alarm for $139 (Camelot $142) at Amazon (list price $170.98)TP-Link HS200 Smart WiFi Light Switch for $21.99 at Amazon (list price $51)Check out more Cyber Monday Smart Home deals.Networking, Storage and ComponentsToday Only: WD Black 1TB High Performance NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD for $189.99 at Amazon (list price $342.51).Today Only: Crucial MX500 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5″ Internal SSD for $208.99at Amazon (list price $329.99).Today Only: Kingston A400 480GB SATA 3 2.5″ SSD for $54.99 at Amazon (list price $87.49).Today Only: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler for $264.99 at Amazon (list price $329).Today 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Wireless WiFi Mesh Router (3-Pack) for $199.99 at Walmart (list price $349)Today Only: Linksys Velop AC2200 Tri-Band Whole Home WiFi Intelligent Mesh System (2000 sq. ft.) for $119.99 at Amazon (list price $199.97).Norton Security Deluxe Software (5-Devices, 15 Months) for $19.99 at Amazon (list price $79.99).Check out more Cyber Monday Networking, Cyber Monday Storage and Cyber Monday Components Deals.TVs and Home EntertainmentNEW Today Only: 24″ Insignia NS-24DF310NA19 720p HD Fire TV Edition Smart LED HDTV for $99.99 at Amazon (list price $150).65″ TCL 65S517 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR Roku Smart LED TV for $749.99 at Walmart (list price $1199.99).58″ Samsung UN58MU6070 4K UHD Smart LED TV for $447.99 at Walmart (list price $649.99)50″ Vizio D50x-G9 4K UHD HDR Smart LED TV for $298 at Walmart (list price $428)50″ Polaroid 50T7U 4K UHD HDR Smart LED TV for $179.99 at Walmart (list price $399.99)50″ RCA RLDED5098-UHD 4K UHD LED HDTV for $229.99 at Walmart (list price $379.99)55″ Sceptre U550CV-U 4K UHD LED TV for $239.99 at Walmart (list price $399.99)55″ RCA RTRU5527-W 4K UHD HDR Roku Smart LED HDTV for $319.99 at Walmart (list price $799.99)65″ Sharp LC-65Q6020U 4K UHD HDR LED TV for $499.99 at Walmart (list price $699.99)75″ Sceptre U750CV-U 4K UHD LED HDTV for $779.99 at Walmart (list price $1799.99)32″ Toshiba 32LF221U19 720p HD Fire TV Edition Smart LED TV for $129.99at Amazon (list price $180).Roku Ultra 4K Streaming Media Player with Voice Remote and Premium JBL Headphones for $49.99 at Amazon (list price $99.99)Google Chromecast Ultra 4K Streaming Media Player for $49 at Walmart (list price $69)NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB 4K HDR Streaming Media Player with Remote for $139.99 at Amazon (list price $179)Logitech Harmony 950 15-Device Touch IR Remote Control for $149.99 at Amazon (list price $249.99)Today Only: Anker Nebula Capsule 100 ANSI lm Smart Mini Projector with 360 Degree Speaker (Up to 100″ projection) for $235.99 at Amazon (list price $349.99).Today 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This story originally appeared on PCMag 15+ min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now November 26, 2018 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

All coding and no sleep makes JackJill a dull developer research confirms

first_imgIn recent years, the software engineering community has been interested in factors related to human habits that can play a role in increasing developers’ productivity. The researchers- D. Fucci from HITeC and the University of Hamburg, G. Scanniello and S. Romano from DiMIE – University and N. Juristo from Technical University of Madrid have published a paper “Need for Sleep: the Impact of a Night of Sleep Deprivation on Novice Developers’ Performance” that investigates how sleep deprivation can impact developers’ productivity. What was the experiment? The researchers performed a quasi experiment with 45 undergraduate students in Computer Science at the University of Basilicata in Italy. The participants were asked to work on a programming task which required them to use the popular agile practice of test-first development (TFD). The students were divided into two groups – The treatment group where 23 students were asked to skip their sleep the night before the experiment and the control group where the remaining students slept the night before the experiment. The conceptual model and the operationalization of the constructs investigated is as shown below. Image source: Research paper Outcome of the Experiment The result of the experiment indicated that sleep deprivation has a negative effect on the capacity of software developers to produce a software solution that meets given requirements. In particular, novice developers who forewent one night of sleep, wrote code which was approximately 50% more likely not to fulfill the functional requirements with respect to the code produced by developers under normal sleep condition. Another observation was that sleep deprivation decreased developers’ productivity with the development task and hindered their ability to apply the test-first development (TFD) practice. The researchers also found that sleep-deprived novice developers had to make more fixes to syntactic mistakes in the source code. As an aftereffect of this result paper, experienced developers are recollecting their earlier sleep deprived programming days. Some are even regretting them. Recently the Chinese ‘996’ work routine has come into picture, wherein tech companies are expecting their employees to work from 9 am to 9 pm, 6 days a week, leading to 60+ hours of work per week. This kind of work culture will devoid these developers of any work-life balance. This will also encourage the habit of skipping sleep. Thus decreasing developers productivity. A user on Reddit declares sleep as the key to being a productive coder and not burning out. Another user added, “There’s a culture in university computer science around programming for 30+ hours straight (hackathons). I’ve participated and pulled off some pretty cool things in 48 hours of feverish keyboard whacking and near-constant swearing, but I’d rather stab myself repeatedly with a thumbtack than repeat that experience.” It’s high time that companies focus more on the ‘quality’ of work than insisting developers to work for long hours, which will in turn reduce their productivity. It is clear from the result of this research paper that no sleep in a night, can certainly affect one’s quality of work. To know more about the experiment, head over to the research paper. Read Next Microsoft and GitHub employees come together to stand with the 996.ICU repository Jack Ma defends the extreme “996 work culture” in Chinese tech firms Dorsey meets Trump privately to discuss how to make public conversation “healthier and more civil” on Twitterlast_img read more

Riu Palace Punta Cana is back in action and looking better than

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Riu Palace Punta Cana is back in action and looking better than ever Travelweek Group center_img TORONTO — RIU Hotels & Resorts has announced the reopening of legacy resort Riu Palace Punta Cana in the D.R., with brand new restaurants, swimming pools and amenities as well as new interior design.Even with all the changes, the popular resort still resembles a European palace, says RIU. The reno preserved the most emblematic elements of the building, originally built in 2006, including its towers and domes.With this investment RIU says it is completing the renewal of its offer in Punta Cana, where in recent years it has built or renovated six hotels, in addition to building two water parks.One of the main changes is in the main building, which now holds a new café and pastry shop called Capuchino, as well as a new spa and gym.The renovated lobby, brighter now thanks to the natural light and predominance of white and golden hues, especially stands out, says RIU, with “new décor with large and spectacular elements that create a grand first impression on arrival, and a good memory to take home after departing.”Riu Palace Punta Cana’s new lobbyAll the rooms, 676 in total, now feature a contemporary style combining classic wood colonial furniture with a light-hued modern look. All the bathrooms were renovated and the bathtubs were replaced with large walk-in showers.Riu Palace Punta Cana’s modern new lookThe redone garden areas were redesigned to include four modern rectangular swimming pools, one of which, next to the new RiuLand kids’ club, now has slides for the youngest members of the family.Riu Palace Punta Cana’s poolsThe hotel now offers five bars: a cocktail lounge, ‘Los Rosarios; a lobby bar, ‘Daiquiri; a 24-hour Sports Bar; a poolside bar with a swim-up bar, ‘Saona; and Capuchino, exclusive to the hotels in the Riu Palace line. It also has a dance floor and outdoor stages.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTThe Spanish restaurant, ‘La Bodega, is the new addition to the gastronomic offer, joining main buffet, ‘La Isabela, fusion restaurant,‘Krystal, the Japanese Yokohama, the Italian ‘Luigi and steakhouse ‘La Altagracia, all with a new design following the renovation.Dining at Riu Palace Punta CanaThe Riu Palace Punta Cana is part of RIU’s Punta Cana complex, along with the Riu Palace Bavaro, Riu Naiboa, Riu Bambu and the Riu Palace Macao. All the guests at the complex can also use the Splash Water World water park located in the same resort.As the exclusive vacation provider for RIU Hotels & Resorts, Sunwing says clients who book their Riu Palace Punta Cana vacation package with the Signature Collection by Sunwing will also get a number of exclusive RIU-topia perks such as in-room liquor dispensers, unlimited reservation-free specialty dining and more. As a Palace category resort, further inclusions cover daily champagne breakfasts, 24hr room service and pool waiter service.More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesGroups of 10 or more adults booking the resort with Sunwing by Aug. 14 can get Instant Group Savings of up to $400 per couple on all inclusive vacation packages for departures Nov. 1 onwards, along with other value-adds such as reduced deposits, private transfers and more. Tags: Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, RIU Hotels & Resorts, Sunwing Posted bylast_img read more

Limited space left for 18 remaining Sandals workshops

first_imgLimited space left for 18 remaining Sandals workshops Posted by TORONTO — Ready to head into the final month of its cross-Canada tour of educational workshops, Sandals Resorts is sending out a reminder to agents that there is still limited space available for the September sessions. Sandals is encouraging agents to register now for the informative workshops, to get a jump on the fall-winter season and to help agents take their Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts sales to the next level. During the fast-paced sessions, agents will learn how Sandals’ next level innovations translate into repeat clients and increased commissions.Agents in Calgary and surrounding areas are encouraged to attend the Sept. 12 workshop which will feature special guests including Tammy Gonzalez, CEO, Unique Vacations, Inc.; Gary C. Sadler, Senior VP Sales, Unique Vacations, Inc. as well as the soon-to-be-announced new Business Development Manager in Alberta.The majority of workshops take place in the morning (7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) however there two afternoon sessions (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.) in Laval and Quebec City and two evening sessions (5 p.m. – 9 p.m.) in Toronto and Ottawa. All workshops in Quebec will be conducted in French.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionThe workshops also fulfill the educational requirement towards becoming a Certified Sandals Specialist, as well as the maintenance requirement for agents already holding CSS status. The Sandals workshops are also ACTA-approved and each travel agent or manager who completes a workshop receives 10 credits towards their Certified Travel Counsellor or Certified Travel Manager designation. A non-refundable fee of $40 is required at time of registration. All participants will receive a workbook, a supply of the newest collateral materials, a certificate upon completion of the workshop and an exclusive booking incentive. Agents can register online at uvisandals.ca. Here’s a list of the remaining Sandals 2018 Canadian workshops:September 5 – Surrey, BCSheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104th Avenue September 5 – Laval, QC (AFTERNOON)Le St-Martin Hotel, 1400 rue Maurice-GauvinSeptember 6 – Victoria, BCFairmont Empress, 721 Government StreetSeptember 6 – Toronto, ON (EVENING)Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale, 3450 Dufferin StreetSeptember 7 – Vancouver, BCCentury Plaza Hotel & Spa, 1015 Burrard StreetSeptember 11 – Edmonton, ABCourtyard by Marriott Edmonton West, 10011 184th Street NWMore news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemSeptember 11 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QCHoliday Inn Express, 1500 rue Daniel-Johnson EstSeptember 12 – Quebec City, QC (AFTERNOON)Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère, 1688 route de l’AéroportSeptember 12 – Calgary, ABCoast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 1316 33rd Street NESeptember 13 – St. John’s, NLFairfield Inn & Suites, 199 Kenmount RoadSeptember 18 – Boucherville, QCHotel Mortagne, 1228 rue NobelSeptember 19 – Kitchener/Cambridge, ONCambridge Hotel & Conference Centre, 700 Hespeler RoadSeptember 20 – London, ONBest Western Plus Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Road SouthSeptember 20 – Ottawa, ON (EVENING)Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry RoadSeptember 25 – Dartmouth, NSBest Western Plus, 15 Spectacle Lake DriveSeptember 26 – Saint John, NBLily Lake Pavilion, 55 Lake Drive SouthSeptember 26 – Mississauga, ONHilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West, 1870 Matheson Blvd.September 27 – Moncton, NBRoyal Oaks Golf Club, 401 Royal Oaks Blvd. Share Tags: Sandalscenter_img Travelweek Group Tuesday, August 21, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more