SAD, BJP accuse Congress of encouraging radicals

first_imgShiromani Akali Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday accused the ruling Congress government in Punjab of encouraging radical elements, asserting that the plot to eliminate former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, which was uncovered by the Uttar Pradesh police – ”was a direct fallout of this support.”A joint delegation of Akali Dal and BJP met the Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore here and alleged that anti-national forces want to silence Parkash Singh Badal as he stands for ”Hindu-Sikh unity”. “Congress party is playing into their hands by sponsoring protests against the Akali Dal as well as its senior leadership,” alleged the delegation members.Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal alleged that on October 5, when radical elements attacked his cavalcade in Sangrur district they were facilitated by the Police.Punjab chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has assured of full protection by his government for the ”Badals” in view of the enhanced threat perception to their lives.In Mohali talking to journalists, Capt. Amarinder said that he was cognizant of recent reports of increased threat perception to the lives of former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and former deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, and ”would ensure that full security is provided to the father-son duo.”The delegation also urged the Governor to look into the issue of state government’s recent decision of not regularising the services of 8,886 teachers. “These teachers, who had put in eight to ten years of service and were drawing salaries between 35,000 to 45,000 were now being asked to work at a flat rate of Rs 15,000 for three years before they could be regularized. Governor should direct the government to rescind this order immediately,” the members demanded through their memorandum.A delegation of Aam Aadmi Party MLAs led by leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema also met the V.P.Singh Badnore regarding the demands of agitating teachers.“Punjab government decision to scale down salaries of teachers was irresponsible and immoral. This has lowered the prestige of the teaching community and demoralized the teachers who were working on lower pay scales for the last ten years,” said Mr. Cheema.Reacting to memorandums submitted by Shiromani Akali Dal and Aam Aadmi Party leaders, Capt. Amaridner said that the government was fully seized of the matter and was trying its best to resolve the issue. He said that services of nearly 40,000 employees, including teachers, needed to be regularised, which may take some time in view of the fiscal crunch faced by his government.last_img read more

Lesser lights deliver for Gilas in rout of India

first_imgTAIPEI – In his warm up pants and a Gilas Pilipinas shirt, RR Pogoy was one interested man in a place he really doesn’t belong: inside the press room.ADVERTISEMENT After sitting out his first game in the Jones Cup Invitational, Pogoy went with Almond Vosotros and Von Pessumal and coach Chot Reyes for the interview, filming his teammates after a job well done that saw the Filipinos manhandle India, 101-70 on Saturday afternoon at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.Pessumal and Vosotros made not only Pogoy, but the entire team proud after shooting 14 points each and delivering when called upon for the first time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m just so happy for them,” Pogoy said in Filipino while shooting Vosotros during the interview. “They both played very well.”Bitter rivals in the UAAP with La Salle and Ateneo, Vosotros and Pessumal made sure that Reyes wouldn’t miss Pogoy’s outside sniping after hitting four triples each in a combined 17 attempts that helped the Filipinos break away. View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES Tolomia played 25 minutes and finished with eight points and five assists, ably taking the place of Kiefer Ravena and Jio Jalalon as both played just a combined 21 minutes at the point.“We have very able players to step in.”It turned out that one of the reasons why Pogoy made his way to the press room was to find out whom between Pessumal and Vosotros was going to talk longer during the interview.Reyes himself bared that Pogoy won the bet, having put a wager on Pessumal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was the fifth win in eight games for Gilas, which closes it out against Iran Sunday at 5 p.m., a game which Reyes said that team will be taking very seriously.“We wanted to give a lot of minutes to the guys (young players),” Reyes said. “One of our objectives for participating here was to prepare our SEAG (Southeast Asian Games lineup) and Von and Almond are integral parts of that lineup.”“We’re just thankful for the opportunity to play,” Pessumal, the former Eagle in the UAAP, said. “We knew our teammates were tired after seven straight games and we had the mindset of helping the team. We just stayed ready while waiting for the opportunity.”Mike Tolomia, Ed Daquioag and Fonzo Gotladera also saw major minutes, with Carl Cruz giving out his usual contributions. All of them will be in Kuala Lumpur eyeing the Philippines’ 18th gold medal in the biennial meet.“It was just a great testament to our players that they are ready despite not getting the minutes (in the past games),” Reyes said with pride. “That’s why we brought the kind of players we brought here – for depth.”ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Gilas Pilipinas whips India by 31 points FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Track Asia Cup to start from Sep 21-23

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 18 (PTI) The fifth edition of the Track Asia Cup will be held at the Indira Gandhi Cycling Velodrome here from September 21-23, the Cycling Federation of India (CFI) announced Tuesday.The event also serves as a qualifying event for the World Cup, World Championship and the 2020 Japan Olympics.The tournament which is a UCI (International Cycle Union) class I accredited event will see participation from about 150 cyclist across from across Asia and Australia.India will field a 17-member team comprising senior and junior cyclists. The federation has also entered a team of cyclists from SAINCA, an academy jointly managed by the Sports Authority of India and CFI.The junior team will be led by Esow Alben, who is currently the top ranked individual in the Kierin event in the UCI world rankings.Esow had won three gold medals in the Asian Track Cycling Championship, the only male cyclist to achieve the feat in the event, held in Malaysia in February.”This competition is a buildup competition for Indian cyclist which is being organised regularly so that junior cyclist of India can compete with Asia’s best and the exposure achieved here may be encashed for future events,” Secretary General, CFI, Onkar Singh, said. PTI APA KHSKHSlast_img read more

Pickton inquiry in crisis as family members of victims question credibility

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Pickton inquiry is falling deeper into controversy.Family members of women who were killed by serial killer Robert Pickton say the inquiry into how and why police failed to catch the pig farmer while women disappeared off Vancouver’s streets is rapidly losing its credibility.They are urging Wally Oppal, the inquiry’s commissioner to step up and demand that he province give women advocacy groups funding to participate in the inquiry.APTN National News reporter Wayne Roberts has more on this story.last_img

PM Modi stacks RBI board with allies to turn heat up on

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit PatelReuters fileAs Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government turns up the heat on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor to do its bidding ahead of next year’s general election it is getting the central bank’s board to take on a much more powerful role, according to government officials and board members.Now stacked with government nominees who can be counted on to support the administration, the board is being transformed from having a passive advisory role into a body that can exert pressure for policy change. Some economists fear it could threaten the bank’s independence.Two board members told Reuters that government pressure for easier lending policies is likely to become abundantly clear at Monday’s board meeting – the first to be held since the extent of a deep rift between the RBI and the government became public knowledge.With the election due by May, and voters concerned about weak farm incomes and whether enough jobs are being created, Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is keen to stimulate the economy and sees the RBI’s hawkish stance as a barrier, said government officials and BJP allies.The government has been pressing the Mumbai-based RBI and Governor Urjit Patel to accede to a range of demands that could help to boost demand. They include making it easier and cheaper for small businesses to borrow, easing lending curbs on 11 state-run banks which had debt and capital adequacy issues, and providing more liquidity to shadow lenders.They also want the government to have access to surplus reserves the RBI has built up – money that could be used for the administration’s populist programmes including boosts to rural wages, fuel subsidies and buying crops at a guaranteed minimum price.The RBI has hit back by questioning whether the government wanted to destroy its autonomy and warning that when this happened in Argentina in 2010, financial markets took fright.The Finance Ministry and RBI spokesmen declined to comment for this story.SPEARHEADING PUSHIn the past week, there have been signs of an uneasy truce as some government officials indicated they didn’t want Patel to resign and would allow some issues to be kicked down the road.But at the same time, Modi supporters have made it clear they want major policy change, and a senior finance ministry official said some government backers on the board had been given the green light to push hard at Monday’s meeting.Spearheading that push is new board member S. Gurumurthy, a confidante of Modi’s. He is an accountant and columnist who was until recently co-convenor of the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, the economic wing of the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, which is the fountainhead of the BJP.In a speech last week, Gurumurthy lashed out at the RBI’s restrictions on bank lending, saying it was damaging the economy.”We are a bank-driven economy…in a bank-driven economy if you restrict the banks, you are restricting the economy, you are restricting the flow of funds into the economy,” he said.Under the colonial era RBI Act, the government can give the bank directions after consultations with the governor. That law establishes the primacy of the RBI board to do ‘all acts and things’ subject to government directions. It also empowers New Delhi to dismiss any board member – including the governor.In practice, the government has never invoked those sections of the act. For many decades, RBI governors have enjoyed operational freedom, though they have traditionally worked closely with the government, said an official directly aware of such consultations.The board also doesn’t have direct influence over interest rate policy. In 2016, Modi agreed to establish a monetary policy committee to set interest rates based on whether India was meeting an inflation target. It consists of three RBI officials and three government-appointed members, with the RBI governor having the casting vote.”NATIONALIST VISION”Modi supporters are confident newly appointed members of the RBI board with a ‘nationalist vision’ could over time press it to cut interest rates, transfer surplus funds to the government and ease bank lending curbs.The RBI board will seek more accountability from the governor, said Ashwani Mahajan, who is co-convenor of the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch.”Now the RBI will be functioning in a more prudent manner looking at the specific needs of the country,” he said. Provided Modi gets re-elected, the RBI board could ensure a greater role for banks “in the social and economic transformation of the country”, he added.PACKED THE BOARDModi has packed the RBI board in the past few months with people with links to his party and economists who favour greater government influence over the RBI.In August, Gurumurthy and Satish Marathe, a former banker who was in the student wing of the BJP, were named to the board.And last month, the government appointed retired bureaucrat Revathy Iyer and Sachin Chaturvedi, head of a Delhi-based think tank, while removing Nachiket Mor, who was close to RBI officials.It means that of 18 current members, five come from the government bureaucracy, two are finance ministry officials, and two have close links to Modi and the BJP. Four have a business background, and the other five are Patel and his four deputy governors.Previously, the RBI would usually propose new board members or the government would at least consult the governor before nominating members. Under Modi, there has hardly been any consultation, said one former official directly aware of the appointment process.In a sign of the marathon meeting that could be in store, the last board meeting on October 23 ran for eight hours, taking up only two out of 12 agenda items, one member said. The rest will be discussed on Monday, this person said.last_img read more

It Could Be Months Before Harvey Residents Receive Housing Aid

first_img Share Ryan PoppeTexas House Committee on Urban Affairs.With tens of thousands of Houston homes destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, lawmakers at the state capitol are trying to determine the timeline for those residents rebuilding.  The topic has revived discussions about use of the State’s Rainy Day Fund and calls for a 2nd special sessionAs heard on Texas Public RadioIn the Houston-area alone, according to the state, an estimated 30 to 40-thousand homes were completely destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.   The cost to rebuild or replace those homes runs in the billions while the state has only millions on hand to provide housing aid.Houston Rep. Carol Alavardo chairs the House Committee on Urban Affairs, which heard from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs about the overall housing needs, costs and state resources on hand to help rebuild.“TDHCA, they’re very cash-strapped, I mean they have very little money as you heard,” Avarado says.Once the state is able to pinpoint a more accurate number on the total number of homes impacted by the storm, it will request additional federal aid from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. State officials say it could take up to months before homeowners see any state or federal relief and that has revived some talk about the governor calling lawmakers back to the capitol for a 2nd special session to look for alternative state resources, including the use of the state’s Rainy Day Fund.San Antonio State Rep. Diego Bernal, who sits on the House committee says state and federal aid needs to reach these affected homeowners on a faster time frame and governor has the power to make that happen.“Trust me I’m not a fan of special session, but if we’re being honest about the scope and scale of this, it’s probably not enough in the long term,” Bernal says.Gov. Greg Abbott says he doesn’t believe a second special session to address Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and state aid was necessary at this time.The House Committee on Urban Affairs plans to continue to meet in the weeks and months ahead to monitor the state’s housing response in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Copyright 2017 Texas Public Radio. To see more, visit Texas Public Radio.last_img read more

New 4G Technology Might Wipe Out Your WiFi Connection

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. July 8, 2015 Mobile networks and Wi-Fi have long occupied their own distinct territories on the airwaves. Cellular operators stick to licensed spectrums, which they typically pay billions to use exclusively. Meanwhile, Wi-Fi takes advantage of a vast swathe of spectrum known as the unlicensed airwaves, which costs nothing. That distinction is one of the main reasons why connecting to Wi-Fi is cheap and often free, while connecting to a mobile network is not.The line between Wi-Fi and mobile has existed for two decades, and it’s produced enormous growth and innovation in both industries, but mobile operators are now changing the game by crossing over into Wi-Fi’s turf. A new technology called LTE-Unlicensed, or LTE-U, will allow mobile carriers to dip into unlicensed frequencies for additional capacity, essentially creating 4G networks in Wi-Fi’s airwaves. This has the Wi-Fi industry worried, and has ended up pitting mobile industry giants like T-Mobile, Verizon and Qualcomm against Wi-Fi advocates like Google, Cisco Systems, and other cable providers“The worse case scenario is that LTE operates in unlicensed spectrum in a way that does not pay due regard to other users, making the Wi-Fi experience significant degraded,” said Edgar Figueroa, president and CEO of the Wi-Fi Alliance, a global non-profit that supports Wi-Fi technologies. “In such a case, bandwidth is eliminated from use by Wi-Fi because it’s being used exclusively by LTE.”The ins and outs of unlicensed airwavesBefore you jump all over mobile operators, keep in mind that they have every right to use these airwaves. The 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands are called “unlicensed” for a reason. Everyone is free to use these frequencies, regardless of whether or not they’re an operator adding bandwidth to a 4G network or a just an average Joe setting up a Wi-Fi router in your home.However, there are some rules everyone using these frequencies must follow. First, users must transmit at low power, which is why Wi-Fi’s weaker signals won’t cover much more than your apartment. Second, if there are other nearby users trying to use the same frequencies then individuals will have to share.Wi-Fi does this sharing through a protocol called, quite simply, Listen Before Talk. A Wi-Fi network is constantly scanning its environment looking for competing signals. If it detects them, it doesn’t transmit, waiting several milliseconds before trying again. It’s the same basic principle as talking at a dinner party. Everyone waits their turn to speak rather than everyone trying to talk all at once.This kind of frequency sharing allows multiple Wi-Fi networks to live in the same physical space, and it’s been one of the key reasons for Wi-Fi’s huge proliferation. Wi-Fi isn’t the unlicensed band’s only tenant, though. It has to share the same space with Bluetooth, cordless phones, wireless remotes and even baby monitors, but for the most part those technologies have managed to co-exist peacefully. The introduction of LTE-U, though, represents a major new incursion into unlicensed airwaves.LTE-U basically is intended to supercharge our mobile connections in places where mobile data demand is the highest. LTE-U combines your regular connection to the 4G network with a new transmission in the unlicensed band, effectively doubling your bandwidth. For example, if you were humping along with a 10 Mbps link and suddenly entered an LTE-U coverage area, you would find your connection speed boosted to 20 Mbps or more.Due to the low-power requirements for unlicensed bands, operators can’t use LTE-U everywhere. Mainly it’s an indoor technology, but inside of buildings is exactly where the vast majority of mobile data consumption happens today. LTE-U could add a lot of capacity to an operator’s networks, and because operators wouldn’t have to sink billions of dollars into buying airwaves, they could deliver all of that capacity at a much lower cost, which could—at least, theoretically—be passed on to consumers.Why Wi-Fi is freaked outWi-Fi Alliance’s Figueroa has made it clear he doesn’t want to boot the mobile operators out of the unlicensed airwaves, which would be antithetical to the idea of shared band. What he and other Wi-Fi advocates want is to ensure that LTE plays by the same rules as the band’s other users currently do.In fact, the Alliance and other Wi-Fi standards groups are working closely with their mobile industry counterparts to create a standardized technology similar to LTE-U called LTE-Licenses Assisted Access. LTE-LAA would employ the same Listen Before Talk protocols as Wi-Fi, which Figueroa believes will allow the two technologies to co-exist peacefully.The problem is LTE-LAA gear and chips won’t be commercial available for several years, and mobile operators in several countries—notably the U.S., South Korea and India—don’t want to wait. Both Verizon and T-Mobile US plan to roll out LTE-U network gear and devicesin 2016.LTE-U uses a less stringent sharing protocol than Listen Before Talk, and the Wi-Fi industry fears that it will give mobile operators an unfair advantage, effectively muscling Wi-Fi users off their networks. According to comments Google filed with the Federal Communications Commission, an LTE-U transmission sharing the same frequency channel with a Wi-Fi transmission could degrade the Wi-Fi connection as much as 75%. The result, according to Google, would be a much better experience for users on the mobile network, but a much crappier experience for users on Wi-Fi.One of LTE-U’s biggest backers, Qualcomm, has dismissed those fears. The telecom company argues that while LTE-U uses a different sharing protocol than Wi-Fi’s Listen Before Talk, it’s perfectly adequate to ensure that Wi-Fi and LTE-U cooperate peacefully, said Prakash Sangam, Qualcomm director of technical marketing. Furthermore, Qualcomm has a vested interest in keeping Wi-Fi safe, Sangam said, since the company has its own Wi-Fi technology division, Atheros, so creating a technology that would run amuck in the unlicensed frequencies would cannibalize one of its major businesses.“Fair co-existence with Wi-Fi has been our main concern since we started the design phase on LTE-U,” Sangam said.He added that LTE-U actually might be a better neighbor to Wi-Fi than Wi-Fi itself. Typically Wi-Fi access points in any given location act independently, creating a constant over-the-air negotiation for signals. In contrast, LTE-U is part of an operator’s centrally managed cellular network. This type of arrangement would mean LTE-U access points would coordinate their activities in crowded airwaves, making more efficient use of the frequencies available and improving the data experience for Wi-Fi and LTE users alike.However, the Wi-Fi industry has a different view about that kind of centrally managed network. Instead of using that central coordination to the benefit of Wi-Fi, LTE-U could use that capability to force Wi-Fi networks off the air, much like the individual cars on a racing team can cooperate to pass competing cars on a track.Solving the impasseThe public will eventually find out if the Wi-Fi industry’s fears are warranted when T-Mobile  and Verizon’s LTE-U networks go live next year, although Wi-Fi advocates don’t want to wait that long. They’re asking the FCC to step in now, and put restrictions on the types of radio technologies operators can use in the unlicensed bands.Even if the Wi-Fi and mobile camps sort out their differences and find a way to fairly share the unlicensed frequencies, there will still be some big repercussions for both industries. A lot of our smartphone traffic today already rides over Wi-Fi networks, but as LTE-U goes live you can expect some of that traffic to shift back onto mobile networks. While Wi-Fi access is largely free today, mobile operators charge for their data connections.Also, the unlicensed band is going to get a lot more crowded. LTE-U will become a major new tenant on the unlicensed band, and regardless of how well it cooperates with Wi-Fi, space is going to get a bit tight. Anyone who’s tried and failed to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot at a crowded coffee shop or conference center, knows there’s already a limited amount of unlicensed bandwidth to go around.Ultimately, a move onto Wi-Fi’s turf by mobile operators demonstrates just how much interest there is for finding new uses for the unlicensed bands. Maybe, the government should take the hint and open up more airwaves not just for Wi-Fi, but for everyone. This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Register Now » 8 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

SeaWorld launches new Orca Encounter at its San Diego park

first_img Waheeda Harris SAN DIEGO — Kicking off the busy summer season, SeaWorld San Diego has launched new attractions at its southern California location, focusing on education and not just entertainment.Due to recent challenges as a result of public awareness of the health and safety of marine animals in captivity, SeaWorld has refocused efforts on education, making sure it’s just as important as having fun. SeaWorld has made a commitment to no longer breed orcas in captivity. Its new show, Orca Encounter, showcases many fun facts about whales, as well as showing their intelligence.Orca Encounter at SeaWorld San DiegoSeaWorld offers many exclusive and back-of-house tours, for visitors to get up close and personal with its marine population, as well as to be transparent about the extensive care for the creatures.Visitors can tour the SeaWorld San Diego Rescue Centre, which regularly rescues California sea creatures for 144 kilometres along the California coast, from the Mexico border to north of the city.So far this year, the team has rescued 134 California sea lions, 44 seals and over 400 sea birds. The majority of these animals are cared for at SeaWorld and then released back to the wild, unless prevented by a wide range of factors, as decided by the US Department of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.SeaWorld currently has parks in San Antonio, TX, Orlando and is in development for a park in Abu Dhabi in 2022. SeaWorld San Diego was the first to open in 1964, and was the brainchild of four UCLA graduates. More than half a century later SeaWorld San Diego is now a mix of aquarium, zoo and sea-themed heart-pumping rides.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthIn 2014 SeaWorld San Diego renovated its entrance and created Explorer’s Reef, a series of touch pools to allow kids and parents to learn more about sea creatures up close, such as stingrays, conch, bamboo sharks and cleaner fish.A new addition for visitors ages three to 10 is Ocean Explorer, featuring five rides allowing kids 36” – 42” in height to ride on their own or easily with an adult. The biggest hit is the Tentacle Twirl, a jellyfish-themed swing ride, closely followed by Submarine Quest, an interactive submarine ride and the ability for visitors to see Pacific octopus, California moray eels and Japanese spider crabs in the nearby mini-aquarium.SeaWorld San Diego’s Tentacle TwirlThere are a wide variety of marine animals to see at the park: Penguin Encounter features six species including the only Emperor penguins in North America; Turtle Reef for loggerhead, hawksbill and green turtles; Shark Encounter to see sharks in an underwater tube; Freshwater Aquarium for frogs, eel and fish; and Aquaria for its fish and touch pools.For up close encounters, there’s Wild Arctic for beluga whales and walruses, Otter Outlook with sea otters, Sea Lion Point for seals and California sea lions and Dolphin Point where visitors can meet the SeaWorld dolphin family. For additional costs, visitors can go on tours to meet SeaWorld trainers and marine animals such as penguins, beluga whales and California sea lions.The marine animal shows still draw the most attention, including: Dolphin Days, which showcases dolphins and pilot whales; Pets Rule!, with crafty dogs, cats, pigs and birds; and Sea Lions Live, with a comedic show featuring California sea lions Clyde and Seamour and OP sea otter.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureBenefits for all-day visitors include the All Day Dining Deal (US$35.99 adult, $18.99 child plus tax) which allows entrée or kids meal, side or dessert, non-alcoholic or kids size beverage, once an hour, at over 10 restaurants on property. Allergy-friendly snacks are available throughout SeaWorld San Diego and allergy-friendly meals can easily be found at numerous restaurants.With summer hours going from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., families can stay all day, and at night get recharged with the numerous events of the newly-added Electric Ocean, SeaWorld’s evening program. Families can enjoy the Cirque Electrique dance and music performance show, show off their dance moves at Club Current and learn about dinoflagellates and bioluminescence of sea life at Living Glow.For Canadian visitors to SeaWorld San Diego (as well as to San Antonio and Orlando), there are several discounts on offer from single day visit savings of $38 per ticket ($56.99/$94.99) to saving $7 on tickets to Aquatica San Diego, a water park that is part of SeaWorld Entertainment. Monday, July 24, 2017 Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >> About Latest Posts Waheeda HarrisA traveller from a young age, Travelweek contributor Waheeda Harris is pop culture obsessed, loves spicy food and is happy to wander around our planet with her camera in hand. Latest posts by Waheeda Harris (see all) Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Edge stars of JetSet3 fam – April 23, 2019 Unleash the power of cross-company digital transformation to revolutionize your CX – February 8, 2019 On location: Cabo San Lucas welcomes the stylish Riu Palace Baja California – December 20, 2018 SeaWorld launches new Orca Encounter at its San Diego park Tags: SeaWorld, Theme Parks & Attractionslast_img read more