Several Fox investors said that they would be open to terminate the company's agreement with Disney if Comcast followed through on its plan to launch a rival all-cash bid for $60 billion. Murdoch's family trust controlled 39% of Fox due to shares it held with special voting rights. However, under the company's by-law, those special rights did not apply to a vote on the Disney/Fox deal when the Murdoch trust only controlled 17% of the vote, making it easier for other shareholders to defeat him, which was expected as early as next month. Later that month, it was confirmed that Lachlan Murdoch, rather than James Murdoch, would take charge of the New Fox company.
Featuring open air designs, and crisp, fresh white and neutral tones, the suites at Peppers Beach Club Resort Port Douglas provide guests with the ultimate in five star tropical luxury. Enjoy the unique swim-up pool decks in the Lagoon Deluxe Suites, the perfect way to enjoy the all-year-round tropical climate. Each suite at Peppers Beach Club Resort and Spa Port Douglas offers FREE WiFi, FREE in-house Movies, air conditioning throughout, private balconies, bathrobes, direct dial telephones, high speed internet access, iron and ironing board and tea and coffee making facilities among other features.
Self Guided Island Walks - Self guided island walks are available anytime you feel like discovering the islands network of trails. Walk from the beach through the National Park and discover over 120 different species including grasses, palms, scramblers, trees and vines and several native Australian birds and animals. The 15 hectare Island takes about 45 minutes to walk around depending on your discoveries on the way.
There are 3 salt water swimming pools to be enjoyed at Peppers Beach Club Resort and Spa Palm Cove. The sandy beach style lagoon swimming pool features a free form shape, lounge chairs and a swim up cocktail bar. The rainforest pool is a peaceful swimming area hidden beneath tropical palms and ferns. Finally there is a formal swimming pool (heating during the winter months) near the hotel entrance along with the large spa and waterfall.
“ In the relentless drive to eliminate competition, big business has an insatiable appetite for consolidation. Disney and Fox have spent decades profiting from the oligopolistic control that the six major media conglomerates have exercised over the entertainment industry, often at the expense of the creators who power their television and film operations. Now, this proposed merger of direct competitors will make matters even worse by substantially increasing the market power of a combined Disney-Fox corporation. The antitrust concerns raised by this deal are obvious and significant. The Writers Guild of America West strongly opposes this merger and will work to ensure our nation's antitrust laws are enforced. ”
Full Day Tour to The Great Barrier Reef for Snorkellers and Scuba Divers- Board a large high-speed catamaran for a day on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Your boat will depart from Green Island at 11:30 and you will arrive at The Great Adventures Pontoon for nearly four hours of activities. There is an extensive buffet lunch served on the pontoon at 1:00. Other included activities on the Great Adventures Pontoon include: an underwater observatory, snorkelling equipment, semi-submersible marine tours, scuba-doo adventure (scooter riding on the ocean floor), sea-walker (a great way to see the reef for non swimmers or those that don’t want to get their hair wet- walk on a railing with a oxygen dome placed over your head- get up close and personal with some fish and other marine life!), introductory scuba dives or certified PADI scuba dives. The Great Adventures Pontoon has change rooms with fresh towels, toilettes and coin operated lockers. The catamaran leaves the pontoon at 3:30, you will arrive back at Green Island at approximately 4:30.
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The Green Island Resort prides itself in being “green by name… green by nature”, therefore several environmental efforts have been initiated to operate in a sustainable manner. The Green Island Resort has its Australian Advanced Eco-Certification and is setting benchmarks in Australia’s Tourism and Hospitality Industry for sustainable and environmentally friendly operations. The following are some of the eco-sensitive measures that Green Island Resort takes to ensure environment is the first priority. In the construction of the resort there was a consorted effort to keep the natural environment well intact, little vegetation was cleared and boardwalks were built to avoid damage to plants and foliage. The resort was built around large trees, encompassing the trees into the natural design. None of the resort’s buildings protrude above the rainforest canopy, keeping a natural camouflaged presence. A desalination plant was built in 2001 that produces 55,000 litres of freshwater daily; this ensures that the islands underground water is not disturbed. The resort was built without gutters so the natural rainwater can fall on the surrounding foliage to replenish the moisture levels to the islands vegetation. In terms if sewage, the resort has one of the most sophisticated tertiary sewage plants in Australia. The resort’s power supply is provided by four diesel generators that are enclosed in a sound proof building to prevent noise pollution; these generators serve another purpose of heating water in the cooler months. The waste produced on Green Island is barged back to the mainland and materials are re-used and recycled at all costs. Green Island Resort has been awarded several awards commemorating its innovative waste management systems including the winner of Australia’s Cleanest Beach Challenge, a Resource Conservation Award and a Waste Management Award.
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Great Barrier Reef Island Resort - 3 Night Luxury Island Holiday Package from ONLY $873 pp! Green Island Resort Australia is located on a tropical island paradise just waiting to be discovered…enjoy pristine tropical beaches and lush tropical rainforest while holidaying in five star resort accommodation. Green Island Resort and Spa is a tranquil holiday sanctuary, ideal for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or family holiday. Come discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at Green Island Resort.
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