Shailesh Lakhman Vara is a British politician. He is a member of the Conservative Party and Member of Parliament for North West Cambridgeshire in the 2005 general election, succeeding Brian Mawhinney as the Conservative MP for the seat. Vara is a former Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party. In 2006, he was appointed to the shadow ministerial post of Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, he held Parliamentary Under Secretary of State roles at the Ministry of Justice and Department of Work and Pensions, before being appointed to the Northern Ireland Office under Karen Bradley in January 2018. Vara resigned as an NIO minister in November 2018 over Brexit. Born in Uganda to Gujarati Indian immigrants, Vara moved to Britain with his family in 1964 when he was four. Educated at Aylesbury Grammar School and Brunel University, Vara qualified as a solicitor, he worked in the City and West End of London, during 1989–1990, in Hong Kong. Vara has been a senior legal adviser and business consultant for London First, is vice-president of the Small Business Bureau.
Vara has been involved with the Conservative Party since the late 1980s and has held various posts at local and national levels. As Vice-Chairman of the Party, he had a broad range of responsibilities; these included advising Michael Howard, deputising for the Party chairman, party spokesman with the media and looking after Conservative Future. Vara was elected Member of Parliament for North West Cambridgeshire in May 2005, he had contested the Birmingham Ladywood seat at the 1997 general election, which Labour's Clare Short won and Northampton South in the 2001 general election, which Vara failed to win by only 885 votes. At the Conservative Party Conference in 2000, he was awarded the accolade of official "rising star" of the Party, with Lord Alexander of Weedon describing him as a "future Conservative Party leader". In the run up to the 2001 general election, Vara was a member of the Party's manifesto teams for Law and Order and Legal Affairs. Vara was opposed to Brexit prior to the referendum on the UK's continued EU membership in June 2016.
On 30 June 2016, Vara confirmed his support for Michael Gove in the impending Conservative leadership contest. Vara said "I have worked closely with Michael Gove at the Ministry of Justice and have been impressed with him, he is a man of conviction with a sharp intellect. He cares passionately about Britain and I believe he has the necessary qualities to lead our negotiations with the EU." The Breast Cancer Bill was Vara's chosen issue after he was one of 20 MPs who were selected at random to introduce a private member's bill to the House of Commons in 2006. He has campaigned to broaden the age of routine breast cancer screening for women from the present 50–70 age group to 45–75 years; the proposal was not supported by the government, which Vara claimed blocked its progress by talking through to the end of the debate. Vara has given his backing to Breast Cancer Campaign's award-winning national "wear it pink" day, showed his support for breast cancer charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer at a meeting in the House of Commons.
Early on 15 November 2018, Vara announced his resignation as a Northern Ireland Minister on Twitter, posting his letter of resignation. His resignation followed the previous day's marathon-length cabinet meeting to discuss the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement. Vara is married with two children, he has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Conservative Future North West Cambridgeshire Official website Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 2010–present Voting record at Public Whip Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou Conservative Party – Shailesh Vara Guardian Unlimited Politics – Ask Aristotle: Shailesh Vara MP The Times: Election 2005 Guardian – Class of 2005 Telegraph – Vara Interview
Vara Parish was a rural municipality in Tartu County, Estonia. Villages Alajõe - Ätte - Kargaja - Kauda - Keressaare - Koosa - Koosalaane - Kusma - Kuusiku - Matjama - Meoma - Metsakivi - Mustametsa - Papiaru - Pilpaküla - Põdra - Põldmaa - Põrgu - Praaga - Rehemetsa - Särgla - Selgise - Sookalduse - Tähemaa - Undi - Välgi - Vanaussaia - Vara Official website
The Vara is a river of the Province of La Spezia in Liguria, north-west Italy. The river runs through Varese Ligure, Borghetto di Vara and Castiglione di Vara. At 58 kilometres it is the longest river in Liguria; the main source of the river is on Monte Zatta. The river flows into the Magra, as a right tributary, at Fornola within the commune of Santo Stefano di Magra; the Département du Vara or Dipartimento del Vara of Ligurian Republic took its name at the end of the 18th century from the river. Media related to Vara River at Wikimedia Commons
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines is an Australian regional airline based in Perth. The airline flies interstate to destinations such as Adelaide, Darwin and Alice Springs. In April 2013, Skywest was purchased by Virgin Australia Holdings as its new regional offshoot, renamed Virgin Australia Regional Airlines. Virgin Australia Regional was formed in 1963 as Carnarvon Air Taxis flying charter flights with small general aviation aircraft out of Carnarvon, Western Australia. In 1979 it moved to Perth's Jandakot Airport. In 1980 Skywest Airlines was formed, based at Perth Airport, acquired Stillwell Airlines and its routes; the Skywest Airlines/Aviation fleet included a mix of general aviation types and small airliners including GAF N-24 Nomads, Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirantes, Beechcraft King Air 200s & Fairchild SA-227 Metro IIIs, as well as smaller types such as Cessna 182 Skylanes and Piper Aztecs. In 1982, the controlling companies merged Skywest Airlines with TransWest Airlines. At the time Skywest operated 16 aircraft and TransWest 25.
In 1983 it was proposed to merge Skywest with East-West Airlines, both were owned by the Devereaux group. The merger did not eventuate, but East-West operated flights in Western Australia on Skywest's behalf. In 1987 Skywest lost the Government Coastwatch contract, which weakened the business; the company was bought out by the Perron group and on-sold shortly thereafter to TNT/News Limited and began operating under the Ansett banner. The East-West aircraft were divested for operations in Queensland and were absorbed into Ansett. At this time, Skywest was operating most of its services with five BAe Jetstream 31s. In 1998, Ansett introduced Fokker 50s into Skywest service; the airline continued to be owned by Ansett Australia, operated flights on behalf of Ansett until the parent's demise in 2002. Skywest was successfully purchased by private investors. In 2004 it was the subject of a hostile, but successful, takeover attempt by Singapore-based investment company CaptiveVision Capital; this takeover succeeded in gaining a majority stake.
On 8 February 2007, news broke that the airline may be the target of a tie-up with Singapore-based Tiger Airways, although no business arrangements were concluded. Between 2004 and 2012 Skywest Airlines was owned by CaptiveVision Capital which in turn was a subsidiary of ASX and London Stock Exchange AIM market-quoted Skywest Airlines. Since 2004 under Skywest Airlines ownership, the fleet expanded from seven aircraft to 18 aircraft. Skywest's first Airbus A320 was registered in April 2010, it was delivered Perth on 23 October 2010 and operated charter services between Perth and Cloudbreak for Fortescue Metals Group. Skywest announced that it had optioned a second A320 on 12 May 2011. On 10 January 2011, it was announced that Virgin Australia had established a 10-year alliance under which Skywest would operate up to 18 turboprops in the bigger carrier's colours; the alliance with the Perth-based airline was part of new push by Virgin Australia into regional Australia. The agreement saw the airlines codeshare on some of each other's flights.
Virgin Australia and Skywest customers could earn and redeem frequent flyer points on each other's networks. The aircraft were leased from Avation plc with the first four arriving in 2011. In April 2012, Virgin Australia Holdings purchased 10% of Skywest Airlines, followed by a full takeover bid on 30 October 2012, it had received in principle support from the Board but the takeover would require shareholder and regulatory approval. On 11 April 2013, Virgin Australia Holdings completed its 100% acquisition of Skywest Airlines. From 7 May 2013, the use of the Skywest brand was discontinued and the airline became part of the Virgin Australia brand, however it continues to operate under its current Air Operator's Certificate and its own management team; as of July 2018, Virgin Australia Regional operates scheduled flights to the following destinations: South Australia Adelaide – Adelaide Airport Northern Territory Darwin – Darwin International Airport Alice Springs – Alice Springs Airport Victoria Melbourne – Melbourne Airport Western Australia Broome – Broome International Airport Geraldton – Geraldton Airport Kalgoorlie – Kalgoorlie Airport Karratha – Karratha Airport Kununurra – Kununurra Airport Newman – Newman Airport Onslow - Onslow Airport Perth – Perth Airport Main Hub – T2 & T1 Port Hedland – Port Hedland International Airport Indian Ocean Territories Christmas Island - Christmas Island Airport Cocos Islands - Cocos Islands Airport Indonesia Bali – Ngurah Rai International Airport Western Australia Albany – Albany Airport Busselton – Busselton Airport Carnarvon – Carnarvon Airport Derby – RAAF Curtin Esperance – Esperance Airport Exmouth – Learmonth Airport Kalbarri – Kalbarri Airport Monkey Mia – Shark Bay Airport Ravensthorpe – Ravensthorpe Airport Paraburdoo – Paraburdoo Airport Queensland Cairns – Cairns Airport Townsville – Townsville AirportSince Virgin Australia's take over, two original WA Coastal Network destinations have been cancelled with ended on 27 February 2016.
In addition to scheduled flights, Virgin Australia Regional has contracts with various mining companies to service the burgeoning Western Australian mining industry. These contracts include flights between: Perth and West Angelas mine for Rio Tinto Perth and Barimunya known as Yandi for BHP Billiton and
Vara Municipality is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Vara; the present municipality consists of 25 original local government entities. Between 1974 and 1982 the territory of present Essunga Municipality was included. Bitterna Edsvära Eling Fyrunga Hällum Jung Kvänum Larv Laske-Vedum Levene Long Längjum Naum Norra Vånga Ryda Skarstad Slädene Sparlösa Södra Kedum Södra Lundby Tråvad Vara Önum Öttum Vara Municipality - Official site
Nidhi Subbaiah is an Indian film actress and model, who has appeared in various television advertisements and films, she rose to fame by acting in few successful Kannada movies such as Pancharangi and Krishnan Marriage Story. Both these films brought her nominations for South Filmfare Awards and the latter film won her SIIMA Special Appreciation Award-Kannada, she made her Bollywood debut with Oh My God, Ajab Gazabb Love. Nidhi was born on 16 February 1987 in the Kodagu district of Karnataka as the only child to Bollachanda Subhash Subbaiah and Jhansi Subbaiah. Soon afterwards, her family moved to Gokulam in the historic city of Mysore, where she spent most of her childhood and pursued her education. Nidhi had made her mark in sports by winning gold medals at national level sports meets in sailing while she was studying II PUC in Mysore, she has the credit of winning three gold medals in a calendar year at the sports meet in sailing events at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and at Chilka Lake in Orissa.
Besides being a sports person of repute, Nidhi was a Naval NCC cadet who won the best cadet award in the year 2004. An alumnus of St. Joseph's Central, she went on to study Civil Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore, she quit in the 2nd year as her modelling career took off and this led her to pursue a career in acting. She lives in Mumbai, after getting offers from Bollywood, she first ventured into modelling, appearing in various television commercials, with Fair and Lovely being the most notable, through which she landed her first acting assignment. She made her acting debut with Abhimaani in 2009, she has acted in Suri's Anna Bond that features her alongside Puneeth Rajkumar and Priyamani. The film did well at the box office, she will be making a special appearance in Poornima Mohan's School Days. Nidhi's first Bollywood outing is titled Oh My God, she has a cameo appearance in the movie. Nidhi's first Bollywood movie as a leading actress was Ajab Gazabb Love, where she co-stars with Jackky Bhagnani.
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