first_imgElaine McKean, from leading hair salon, Patrick Gildea Hairdressers in Donegal, has been recognised as one of Ireland’s leading professional Hair Style Director and Colour Technician. Elaine has reached the Irish Heat of the hairdressing industry’s most prestigious competition, the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award 2014, in the Young Talent Category.Following the first round of judging for the annual Wella Professionals TrendVision Award from hundreds of entries, 30 competitors in both the Young Talent and Color categories have been chosen to go through to the Irish Heat of the industry’s most aspirational hairdressing competition. The competition is set to take place September 1st in the DoubleTree by Hilton.Judges for the Young Talent Category included Darren Ambrose, D&J Ambrose; Jake Under, HOB Academy; Nicky Clarke, Nicky Clarke; Martyn Holmes, Strangeways; and Angelo Vallillo, Zullo & Holland.Whilst Color Category judges were Brendan Fowles, Daniel Galvin; Claire Chell, Francesco Group; Hugh Campbell, Hugh Campbell Hair Group; Caroline Spencer, Sassoon; Leonardo Rizzo, Sanrizz; and Jayson Gray, TONI&GUY Academy.They were joined by a selection of Editor’s from the industry’s leading trade publications. Elaine told Donegal Daily, “I’m so proud to have been selected as a Finalist of such a prestigious competition.“I’ve always had a huge passion for hair, and I am very excited about taking part and competing against the best hairdressers in the country at the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award Ireland Heat in September.“I hope to be successfully selected to go onto compete at the UK & Ireland Final in October.GO TO THE BESTSo whether you fancy a totally new style, brand new colour, the latest celeb look, or just want advice from the hairdressing elite, book your appointment now with commented Elaine McKean at Patrick Gildea Hairdressers on 074 91 76268 DONEGAL HAIRDRESSER ELAINE NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD was last modified: May 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterQantas customers can look forward to world-leading in flight Wi-Fi from next year under a partnership with global broadband services provider ViaSat that will tap into the nbn™ network.The new service will feature speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional on-board Wi-Fi, giving customers the ability to stream movies, TV shows, the latest news bulletins and live sports on domestic flights via the internet.In flight trials are expected to begin with a single Qantas Boeing 737 aircraft in late 2016, retrofitted with equipment to enable high-speed Wi-Fi. A full roll-out across Qantas Domestic’s fleet of A330s and B737s is planned from early 2017, with the aircraft to be fitted with modems and the advanced antenna that receives the satellite signal.Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the goal was to make Australia home to the world’s best in flight Wi-Fi experience.“Bringing high-speed Wi-Fi to the domestic aviation market has been an ambition of ours for a long time and we now have access to the right technology to make it happen,” Mr Joyce said.“The sheer size of the Australian landmass creates some significant challenges for in flight connectivity but the recent launch of nbn’s satellite has opened up new opportunities that we plan to take advantage of with ViaSat’s help,” he added.Under the deal, ViaSat will provide Qantas with connectivity between the aircraft and the high capacity KA-band satellite and ground stations, which will then provide a link to the internet.The user-friendly speeds delivered by ViaSat to airlines in the U.S. have driven take-up rates among passengers that are four times higher than the industry average.“This service will give Qantas customers download speeds in the air similar to what they’re used to on the ground,” Mr Joyce said.“You won’t be limited to checking your email or Facebook – it’s going to be about watching the football live, streaming your favourite TV show or movie, catching up on the latest YouTube videos, or shopping online.“This kind of in flight connectivity would also open up a lot of potential to improve in-flight entertainment, which we’re constantly looking to enhance.“As a premium carrier, delivering value for money to our customers is extremely important to us. That’s why we’ll be offering access to Wi-Fi for free, on top of all the other things that are included when you fly Qantas.”Qantas is also examining options for high-speed Wi-Fi across its international and regional fleet.“We are delighted to be working with Qantas, who share our commitment to offering airline passengers the best, most convenient in-flight connectivity experience,” said Mark Dankberg, ViaSat’s Chairman and CEO.“We bring deep in-flight internet expertise to Qantas, serving close to 500 U.S. commercial aircraft. We connect more passengers per flight with higher speeds and more bandwidth per passenger than any other service – reaching speeds up to 20 Mbps per person and enough total bandwidth to support virtually any activity including streaming live or on-demand video and music.“Our experience is proven on 1,500 flights daily, with as many as 148 simultaneous active devices on any given flight and with many of those devices using streaming media.”Qantas will be engaging with relevant regulators on the certification and approval for the new service.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more