Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Applicants may submit artwork, short videos, or text proposals and be as plain or poetic as they feel. The key to a good submission is the core idea and not the style, length, or format at this stage.In the workshops actual dreamcatchers will also be created by the youth in each community and integrated by Indigenous visual artist Nick Huard into a large national dreamcatcher exhibited this summer at Confederation Centre.Huard and Mary Francis Moore, associate artistic director of The 2017 Charlottetown Festival, will lead the sessions in collaboration with local artists in each region, including Fred Penner, Twin Flames, Nikki Payne, Romesh Thavanathan of Hey Rosetta, City Natives, and more.“Our youth are our future ancestors and their dreams are impressive,” states Huard. “This project encourages them to imagine, gives them a voice and a chance to represent themselves. We want to remind them to keep dreaming because dreams can become reality, and The Dream Catchers reminds them to pursue the dream the creator put in their hearts.”Gleaned from the workshop ideas and online submissions from Canada’s young people, the creative team will produce a vibrant and movement-filled musical for an expanded Confederation Centre Young Company. A troupe of 26 emerging artists will be cast to present this exciting new theatre production both on P.E.I and nationally throughout the summer of 2017. Login/Register With: Advertisement Confederation Centre’s signature project for Canada’s 150th anniversary next year is The Dream Catchers, a national touring production in two stages, funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada 150 Fund. Between February and April, an artistic team will travel to each province and territory to facilitate workshops, exploring young people’s dreams for themselves and Canada, with a focus toward the environment, inclusion, and reconciliation.Youth across the country will also be able to submit their dreams online, sharing their hopes for the future. The Dream Catchers website is now live and ready to receive dreams for a brighter future and applications to be part of the exciting workshops.The website and dream submission page for youth age 17 and under to apply to be part of The Dream Catchers can be found in both French and English at dreamingcanada.ca or capteursdereves.ca
Rabat – The secretary of state to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mounia Boucetta, said that the United Nations roundtable talks on Western Sahara, set to begin tomorrow, will be an opportunity to settle the issue of confidence-building measures.On Monday, Boucetta emphasized that Morocco’s autonomy plan proposal remains the only realistic solution to the conflict.Recalling the recently adopted UN Resolution 2440, Boucetta said that the Security Council’s decision marks a significant step forward, especially because it stressed the need to open a new chapter in the UN-led political process. In her address made at the House of Representatives on Monday, Boucetta said that the resolution is important because it “recognizes Algeria’s central role as a party invited to the Geneva roundtable.”Boucetta said that the resolution also dealt “a hard blow to the myth of the liberated territories.”Read also: Bourita to Lead Moroccan Delegation to UN Western Sahara Talks in GenevaThe Security Council voted on October 31 in favor of the resolution, which warned Polisario to adhere to its commitments in Western Sahara, its buffer zones, and east of Morocco’s defense berm.Claimed as liberated zones by the front, the resolution listed Bir Lahlou and Tifariti as restricted zones, saying Polisario should not move its administrative offices to them and should respect its commitments to the UN.The UN talks in Geneva will convene tomorrow and Thursday, December 5-6, at the request of the personal envoy of the UN Secretary-General, Horst Kohler.Morocco’s delegation at the Geneva talks will evaluate Algeria’s readiness to accept its role in the conflict without preconditions. Algeria has denied its role in the Western Sahara conflict, claiming itself as an “observer” to the conflict.The UN’s resolution sent a clear message when it included Algeria with Morocco, Mauritania, and the Polisario Front in its instruction that the parties should “work constructively” to find an agreed upon and mutually acceptable solution to the conflict.Read also: Polisario Defies Resolution 2440 Ahead of UN Talks on Western SaharaMoroccan officials have also affirmed that the roundtable is far from being part of negotiations. The roundtable will instead serve as an initial step toward future negotiations. The roundtable’s agenda will be a general discussion about the recent developments of the Western Sahara dossier and a review of Kohler’s visit to the region in June.Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita will lead the Moroccan delegation, which includes Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Omar Hilale, President of the Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra region Sidi Hamdi Ould Errachid, and President of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region Ynja Khattat.The delegation also includes Fatima Adli, a member of the Smara municipal council.
21 May 2008A group of celebrity ambassadors with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today called for greater efforts to provide “education for all” at their annual meeting at the agency’s headquarters in Paris. A group of celebrity ambassadors with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today called for greater efforts to provide “education for all” at their annual meeting at the agency’s headquarters in Paris.“Education is a fundamental human right, yet millions of children and adults around the world are still deprived of access to basic education and technology” said Princess Firyal of Jordan and French musician Jean Michel Jarre on behalf of the 19 Goodwill Ambassadors present at the meeting.In their statement, the ambassadors also said that respect for cultural diversity and languages is a key to social development and peace, and added that there should be a renewed focus on the environment. “Now is the time to face up to the challenges of an over-exploited planet and to take steps to preserve it for generations to come,” they said.The Goodwill Ambassadors committed themselves to work on raising awareness about global warming. “2008 is the International Year of Planet Earth. This is a timely opportunity for us all to be less self-centred and to strive for a better future” added Jean Michel Jarre.Meeting on the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development and during the International Year of Languages, the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors noted that half of the world’s 7000 languages currently face extinction. They also made a plea to governments to promote bi- and multilingual education, and to respect mother languages in all countries.
“Through e-learning, e-health, e-government, climate monitoring and more, today’s and tomorrow’s technologies will help bring the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs] within reach,” Mr. Ban said in his message to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, which got under way today in Geneva.“The power of fixed and mobile broadband will further improve our ability to extend basic services to communities – even those in the remotest places – in ways that where inconceivable when the MDGs were first articulated more than a decade ago.“With the agreed international deadline of 2015 fast approaching, our priority must be to translate the partnerships and progress generated by the WSIS process into tangible achievements that are globally and equitably distributed,” he added.World leaders, experts, government representatives and United Nations officials are attending the five-day forum to discuss the use of ICTs to accelerate development and give impetus to efforts to achieve the global poverty reduction goals.Guest speakers at today’s opening ceremony included government ministers from 17 countries.Delegates also heard from Hamadoun Touré, the Secretary-General of the UN International Telecommunications Union (ITU); Supachai Panitchpakdi, the Secretary-General of UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); Juan Somavia, Director-General of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO); Janis Karklins, the Deputy Director of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as well as other senior officials in the ICT field.Dr. Touré stressed the importance of broadband to national economic and social development.“I think we are all very much aware of how close we are to the 2015 deadline for meeting the WSIS targets and the Millennium Development Goals. We have made quite extraordinary progress in terms of connectivity, the creation of an enabling environment, and cybersecurity. The next major step must be to repeat the ‘mobile miracle’ for broadband Internet,” he said. The Forum will also serve as the venue for the UN Group on the Information Society’s first meeting of the open consultation process on the overall review of the implementation of the WSIS outcomes.As well as reviewing progress towards the WSIS targets set for 2015, this year’s forum will also foster interactive debate and the exchange of information on topics such as rural development, multilingualism, environmental sustainability, education, health care and innovation.The Secretary-General stressed that by engaging governments, the UN family, civil society and the private sector, the international community has been able to accelerate the achievement of targets to improve access to ICTs for people and communities worldwide.“With the agreed international [MDG] deadline of 2015 fast approaching, our priority must be to translate the partnerships and progress generated by the WSIS process into tangible achievements that are globally and equitably distributed,” he said.More than 1,000 representatives from 140 countries are expected to attend the week-long event, organized jointly by ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). 16 May 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in accelerating socio-economic development, highlighting their potential to enable the delivery of basic social services to even the remotest areas of the world.
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market pushed ahead on Wednesday, but couldn’t recover the losses from the previous day, as most sectors headed modestly higher.The S&P/TSX composite index moved 97.44 points higher at 14,739.20, following a big sell-off on Tuesday prompted by worries about higher interest rates in the U.S. The Canadian dollar dropped 0.5 of a cent to 78.36 cents US, coming off of a six-year low of 78.14 cents US earlier in the day.The Dow Jones industrials extended its decline another 27.55 points to 17,635.39 after plunging more than 300 points on Tuesday. The Nasdaq slid 9.86 points to 4,849.94 while the S&P 500 index was off 3.92 of a point to 2,040.24.BMO Capital Markets chief economist Doug Porter said financial markets around the world have been weighing the “powerful move” in the U.S. dollar in recent weeks.“What’s driving that is the view the Federal Reserve is priming itself to begin raising interest rates at the very time the Euopean Central Bank has embarked on quantitative easing and other banks are either cutting rates or also trying to engage in stimulant measures,” he said.The U.S. dollar strength has created a ripple effect, adding pressure to gold prices which ended the session at their lowest level since early November.The April gold bullion contract was down US$9.50 at US$1,150.60 an ounce, while the May copper contract was down a 1.8 cents at US$2.61 a pound.Aside from pressure from the U.S. currency, the loonie is also being squeezed by the low price of oil, which has been trading at about US$50 a barrel — down from more than US$100 a barrel last summer.The April crude oil contract settled 12 cents lower at US$48.17 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while the TSX energy sector rose 1.4%.Technology stocks were ahead 1.3%, buoyed partly on shares of Constellation Software (TSX:CSU) which jumped 3.8% to $441.22.A subsidiary of Constellation Software bought InterAct911 Corp., a computer-aided dispatch and records management company for primarily U.S. law enforcement. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. In earnings, Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B) says adjusted profits at its continuing media and telecom operations rose 3.5% to $50.3 million from a year earlier. On a per share basis, the results were 41 cents, below analyst estimates of 52 cents per share. Quebecor class B shares fell 44 cents to $33.29.Air Canada (TSX:AC) has signed a codeshare agreement with Brazil’s GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes that will make it easier for travellers to connect through the two airlines’ networks. The agreement expands an interline agreement that allows travellers to make a single reservation for flights on both airlines. Air Canada shares rose 19 cents to $12.41.
Rajapaksa had filed a fundamental rights petition against the special police unit investigating allegations of serious financial crimes. (Colombo Gazette) Supreme Court Judge Buwanaka Aluvihare has withdrawn from the bench hearing the fundamental rights petition filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.As a result the three member bench set to hear the case will now be two members, namely Justice Eva Wannasundara and Justice Sarath de Abrew.
Sunday offered very interesting matches and some surprises in Velux EHF Champions League TOP 16 phase. After Fuchse won against HSV Hamburg, Ademar Leon became the third Spanish team in the TOP 8. In front of 6.000 fans in Veszprem, Leon saved +3 from the first match (31:28) in the last few seconds with crucial goal of Baena for defeat – 25:27. In the previous attack, Veszprem’s legend, Perez missed the target… F.C Barcelona destroys French Montpellier 36:20. French champions lost their head in the first minutes of the second match, unable to save +2 from the first clash (32:30).Barcelona:Saric; Víctor Tomás (2), Nagy (6), Noddesbo (5), Raúl Entrerríos (2), Rutenka (5, 3p.), Juanín (5, 1p.), siete inicial, Sorhaindo (3), Mikel Aguirrezabalaga (-), Igropulo (1), Rocas (-), Ugalde (1), Sarmiento (6), Morros (-) y Sjostrand, (ps). Montpellier: Prost,; Gajic (7, 6p), Luka Karabatic (-), Tej (1), Nikola Karabatic (5), Hmam (1), Grébille (5), siete inicial, Accambray (-), Michel Guigou (-), Bojinovic (-), Honrubia (1), Joli(-), Salou (-) y Stochhl (ps).In the TOP 8 of EHF Champions League will play BM Atletico Madrid, F.C Barcelona, Ademar Leon, THW Kiel, Fuchse Berlin, C.O Zagreb, Cimos Koper and AG Copenhagen. ← Previous Story EHF CL TOP 16: Fuchse Berlin master work – Atletico in TOP 8 despite defeat Next Story → EHF CL TOP 8 Draw: Favorites don’t want AG? Ademar LeonF.C BarcelonaHC MontpellierMKB VeszpremVezsprem Veszprem:Alilovic (Fazekas); Ivancsik (4), Ilyes (2), Csaszar (2), Sulic (7), Vujin (8, 2 p), Gulyas (1), Laluska (1), Terzic (-), Reynaldo (2), Vilovski (-). Ademar: Losert (Álamo); Stranovsky (6, 2 p), Antonio García (6), Carou (-), Andreu (3), Ferrer (2), Krivoschlykov (3), Ruesga (3), Cutura (1), Goñi (-), Baena (1), Borges (-).
PEOPLE HAVE TO wait for an average of six months for decisions to be made on social welfare appeals.The average wait time is 25.1 weeks, down from 29 weeks in 2013.Women waiting to hear if they are entitled to the deserted wives benefit have the longest average wait time of 64.7 weeks – 15 months. This is up from 25.7 weeks last year.Carers waiting on appeal decisions for the respite care grants have the second longest wait of 61.8 weeks: over 14 months. The average wait time in 2013 was 24.6 weeks.A total of 38,500 social welfare appeals were finalised in 2013.Appeals on insurability of employment have the quickest turn-around: 4.6 weeks. The average wait time for appeal decisions on non-means-tested Jobseeker’s Allowance is 5.3 weeks, down from 26.5 weeks lat year.The wait time for decisions of appeals relating to Jobseeker’s Benefit is 19.8 weeks or just under five months, down from a 27 week wait in 2013.The processing time for appeals on pensions is seven to eight months.‘Significant progress’Social Protection Minister Joan Burton informed the Dáil of the figures last week.She said that she was “satisfied that significant progress has been made in addressing the appeals backlog”.The average processing time for appeals peaked in 2011 when the average time for an oral hearing was 52.5 weeks and for a summary decision was 25.1 weeks. In 2012 the average processing time for an oral hearing dropped to 39.5 weeks and the time for a summary decision increased slightly to 27.8 weeks.“Further improvements were achieved in 2013, when the average appeal processing time reduced to 33.9 weeks for an oral hearing and 25.8 weeks for a summary decision, and to date in 2014.“As at 31 May 2014, the time taken to process an appeal requiring an oral hearing reduced to 29.9 weeks and 22.5 weeks for a summary decision,” Burton stated.Read: Department carried out one million reviews of social welfare recipients last yearRead: At least 60% of domiciliary care allowance applications refused
It came as startling news to many when the financial terms of TV Guide’s sale were revealed, showing that California-based investment firm OpenGate Capital paid $1—less than the cover price of one single issue—to purchase the print brand from owner Macrovision. On top of that, Macrovision said it would lend OpenGate up to $9.5 million at a surprisingly low 3 percent interest rate.Is this like paying the garbage man to take your trash away? It seems crazy that Macrovision, after its acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide for $2.8 billion, would cough up nearly $10 million in loans, to an investment firm no less, to get the magazine off its books. There again, in this rollercoaster of an economic environment, anything is possible.According to OpenGate founder and managing partner Andrew Nikou, terms of the sale need to be “taken into perspective.” Here is his statement regarding the acquisition terms, via a TV Guide spokesperson: “Macrovision’s recent disclosure of the terms of the sale of TV Guide need to be taken into perspective, given the magazine’s history and unprecedented relaunch in 2005.TV Guide is a company with an exceptionally strong foundation, built around a subscriber base of over 3 million, a weekly readership in excess of 21 million, a powerful brand that commands trust and loyalty, and a world class organization able to produce a leading entertainment magazine with stunning photography and unique features-driven editorial content.However, the magazine’s reinvention from a listings guide to a contemporary television entertainment magazine has been not only highly promising and successful to date, but has also been a very costly undertaking. With losses over $20 million in 2007 and further losses expected in 2008, all of this combined with significant deferred subscription and other operational liabilities, OpenGate is stepping in with the commitment to successfully complete the magazine’s turn-around, which targets restored profitability by the end of 2009, and to re-establishing TV Guide as the premier television entertainment magazine in the country.This commitment will enhance the value of this unique franchise and is a tribute to the underlying strength and potential of the brand that has so far demonstrated its ability to withstand the test of time.”
BNP Chairperson Khaleda ZiaThe Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for a lower court to continue trial proceedings of the Gatco graft case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, reports news agency UNB.The three-member bench of Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha dismissed a leave to appeal filed by Khaleda.The Supreme Court concluded the hearing of the appeal on Sunday.Earlier, on 10 May 2016, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia filed an appeal with the Supreme Court against the High Court order that rejected her two petitions challenging the legality of the Gatco graft case and its inclusion under the Emergency Powers Act.On 5 August 2015, the HC rejected the two writ petitions.On 2 September 2007, the ACC filed the Gatco graft case against Khaleda, her younger son Arafat Rahman Koko, Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami and 10 others for causing a loss of Tk 145.64 crore to the national exchequer by allegedly awarding the contract of container handling at the Chittagong port and the Dhaka’s Inland Container Depot to Gatco.Khaleda on 27 September, 2007 filed a petition with the HC challenging the legality of the inclusion of the case under the Emergency Powers Act and seeking a stay order on the trial proceedings.In 2008, an HC bench issued a rule and stayed the trial proceedings after hearing the petition of the BNP chief.In the same year, the proceedings of the graft case were stayed again as Khaleda filed another petition challenging the legality of the case.
“This is grown-woman mess on another level,” Woods told Pinkett Smith.How exactly the 7.5 million viewers for the most recent “Red Table Talk” stacks up with the rest of Facebook’s lineup of funded content is unknown: The company did not provide comparable stats for other shows, except to say the Woods episode drew the biggest audience among all originals. Also, Facebook is citing the total number of people who viewed at least one minute of the episode rather than the average minute audience (which is the TV industry’s standard).Meanwhile, the Woods episode of “Red Table Talk” also garnered 285,000 social and press mentions in less than a week, per Facebook — also a record for Watch originals.In addition, within the first 72 hours, the Jordyn Woods episode of “Red Table Talk” registered over 800,000 interactions, including reactions and comments. The social engagement stats are important measures for Facebook, which is funding content for Watch with the goal of helping spur the growth of user communities and overall activity.“Red Table Talk,” with 5.5 million followers on Facebook, has been one of the company’s leading originals since the company first rolled out Watch in the U.S. about 18 months ago. Produced by Westbrook Studios and Very Tall Productions, the talk show centers on Jada Pinkett Smith, along with her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne, in a series of candid conversations with guests that have included Gabrielle Union, Ellen Pompeo, and survivors who appeared in the Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly.” The premiere episode featured a conversation between Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s ex-wife, Sheree Zampino.There’s also a companion discussion group for “Red Table Talk” with more than 477,000 members, who discuss a range of issues like addiction, loss, domestic violence, and race relations.Meanwhile, Westbrook Studios — a short-form content company, owned by Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith and Miguel Melendez — is producing another show for Facebook Watch, from Pinkett Smith’s husband: “Will Smith’s Bucket List,” with the actor engaging in different adventures and stunts around the world. Since bowing Feb. 27 on Facebook Watch, the first episode, in which Will urges Jada to go skydiving in Dubai, has notched over 40 million views (based on the three-second standard). Jordyn Woods’ emotional interview with Jada Pinkett Smith on Facebook Watch’s “Red Table Talk” had a record number of viewers on its first day of release — making it the platform’s most-watched original episode ever in that time frame.The episode, “Jordyn Woods Shares The Truth,” was posted at 12 p.m. ET on Friday, March 1. Within 24 hours, it had been viewed by about 7.5 million Facebook users for at least 60 seconds, according to the company. That’s a separate metric from Facebook’s public views counter, which tabulates a “view” if a video is watched for as little as three seconds.In the segment, Woods spoke exclusively with Pinkett Smith about rumors that Woods had sex with NBA star Tristan Thompson, the father of Khloe Kardashian’s daughter, at a party over Presidents Day weekend. Woods — who has been Kylie Jenner’s best friend — admitted she kissed Thompson and grew “touchy-feely” with him, but denied sleeping with him and asserted that she wasn’t the reason he and Khloe split up. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Even with the relatively strong numbers for “Red Table Talk” and Will Smith’s new reality show, it’s not clear Watch is bringing in significant ad dollars for Facebook. The company generates the bulk of its revenue from ads in users’ News Feeds, but is trying to win more ad business for longer-form episodic video. Facebook is now pitching advertisers on TV-style upfront buys for Watch programming with fixed rate cards, and also is emphasizing the “brand safety” of the original and third-party content in the Watch queue. Popular on Variety
Kolkata: State Technical Education, Training and Skill Development minister Purnendu Basu on Thursday inaugurated the new website of the department – www.wbtetsd.gov.in, designed and developed by NIC.The minister also unveiled the departmental news bulletin ‘Karigari Barta’, which is targeted to reach the potential beneficiaries and users of skilled manpower to join hands for development of the state.”The policy and implementation of different activities and achievements of the department including all Directorates and skill Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsdevelopment will be disseminated through this website and act as a monthly news bulletin. We will ensure that this website is updated on a regular basis, ” Basu said.Apart from updating the various activities of the department and the directorate, the website and the news bulletin will also have alist of the polytechnic colleges and the ITI’s in the state categorising both government and private.Since 2011, this department has reshaped and strengthened the Technical Education , Vocational Education & Training and attempted to expand the programme to 145 Polytechnics in 59 subdivisions, 250 ITIs in 150 blocks and 2,714 Vocational Training Centers in most of the gram panchyats of the state.
Darjeeling: A portion of an under-construction flyover came crashing down at Phansidewa in Darjeeling district on Saturday without injuring anybody, police said.The incident happened near Kanthibhita in Phansidewa town along the National Highway 31D.Four laning of the highway is presently going on in the stretch which is a part of the East-West corridor envisaged under National Highways Development Project — Phase II, and is a vital link for connectivity to the North-East. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSDO, Siraj Daneswar, BDO and DM Jayashi Dasgupta were present along with the police team at the spot since early morning.”This is an accident caused by some technical fault. The technical staff and the engineers on the project can give a proper explanantion for the same. The investigation has begun and the construction procedure has been stopped unless the matter is investigated by the National Highway Authority of India(NHAI),” said Dasgupta, the District Magistrate.Though 25 meters of the under-constructed flyover has collapsed, there are no reports of any injury. The area had been cordoned off by the police later in the morning.
airberlin and Sri Lankan Airlines new partnershipSriLankan Airlines, the national airline of Sri Lanka, is the new codeshare partner of airberlin and NIKI. The three airlines are to operate daily codeshare flights between Germany, Austria and Sri Lanka via Abu Dhabi, which can be booked as of now.airberlin and NIKI will apply their flight numbers to SriLankan Airlines’ daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Colombo. SriLankan Airlines guests can now book airberlin and NIKI flights between Berlin-Tegel and Abu Dhabi and between Vienna and Abu Dhabi as a result of the codeshare agreement.“Sri Lanka is a fascinating tourist destination that attracts visitors with its beaches and culture. Especially among German holidaymakers it is becoming increasingly popular, as evidenced by the ever-growing visitor numbers of recent years. We’re therefore relying on our new codeshare partner and are confident that there will be strong demand for these flights in German-speaking countries”, said Stefan Pichler, CEO airberlin.“Holidaymakers and business travellers from Berlin and Vienna alike will benefit from our codeshare with airberlin and NIKI by making use of the fast and convenient daily flights operated by SriLankan between Abu Dhabi and Colombo. And we are also convinced that our partnership will provide a boost for tourism between Sri Lanka, Germany and Austria” said Lal Perera, Head of Worldwide Sales of SriLankan Airlines.He further stated, “Germany is one of the mainstays of our European operations for decades. These new flights will create more travel options for a greater flow of travellers from the gateways in Berlin and Vienna to Sri Lanka and also citizens from Sri Lanka can now fly to these cities with seamless connectivity”.The new codeshare with airberlin and NIKI will add a third destination in Germany as well as the Austrian capital of Vienna to the Airline’s global network. Book the flights hereSource = airberlin
Lufthansa A350-900 – Ni hao Hong KongLufthansa A350-900 – Ni hao Hong KongFrom 12 September, Lufthansa will be offering flights to Hong Kong on an Airbus A350-900. “Our passengers can now experience the world’s most advanced long-haul aircraft for the first time on a flight to the Far East. The flight to Hong Kong is one of the longest routes in the Lufthansa flight schedule. Flying on the A350-900 gives passengers an extraordinary experience. An optimized level of cabin pressure ensures that they arrive feeling more rested”, says Wilken Bormann, CEO of the Munich hub. Due to the flight distance—at 10,000 kilometers—Hong Kong will be served by two aircraft flying alternatively. These will be the fourth and fifth A350-900 aircraft due to be delivered to Lufthansa on 12. August and 2 September respectively, bearing the identifiers D-AIXD and D-AIXE. The A350’s maiden flight to Hong Kong will take off on 12 September at 22:30 and will be welcomed for the first time in Hong Kong eleven hours later at 15:35 local time on 13 September.Hong Kong is an important destination for business travelers and there are plenty of interesting sights for holiday-makers to discover, too. Asia’s third largest metropolis offers visitors an unusual mix of Western and Asian culture. There are unforgettable experiences to be had, such as the view across the skyline, which is beyond comparison, or a visit to Victoria Peak. Hong Kong is also an important trade center and a key transportation hub for Asia.With the arrival of the A350-900, a state-of-the-art newcomer has now joined the fleet at Lufthansa. The first of fifteen A350-900 arrived in Munich in February to be stationed there. By September 2017, five of these aircraft will be taking off from their home base of Munich to fly to Boston, Delhi, Mumbai and Hong Kong. The A350-900 has space for 293 passengers – 48 in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy Class. The aircraft is currently the most advanced and most environmentally-friendly aircraft in the world. It uses 25 percent less kerosene, produces 25 percent fewer emissions and is significantly quieter on take-off than comparable types of aircraft. Lufthansa has placed orders for a total of 25 ultra-modern jet aircraft of this type. Source = Lufthansa
Health authorities on Monday urged the public to take precautions as the flu season is now at its peak.The flu season started the last two weeks of December, some two weeks earlier than usual, and has spread rapidly.According to the Head of the Infectious Disease Surveillance Unit of the health ministry, Maria Koliou, the most common flu this year is virus type A.Flu, she said, is currently at its peak.“One in two samples we send for testing is positive to flu,” Koliou told state broadcaster CyBC. She added that nine out of 10 of these samples are flu virus A, and there have been some serious incidences. The health ministry, she said, would assess these cases and issue an announcement within the coming weeks.Each year, Koliou said, one subtype of flu prevails.“This year, it seems to be the H1N1 subtype of the influenza A virus, the one that caused the outbreak in 2009. It is now a subtype of the common, seasonal flu,” Koliou said.Influenza — also known as the flu — is a contagious viral infection that attacks the respiratory system. Type A influenza is the most serious and known to cause widespread outbreaks and diseases. There is also type B and C.“Flu is not a simple cold, it is a heavy condition, starts suddenly with shivers, pain in the joints, muscle aches, cough, runny nose, intense fatigue,” Koliou said.It is for that reason, she said, that vulnerable groups must be vaccinated against flu.“Even now, persons in high-risk groups may be vaccinated while flu is manifested,” she said.These groups include persons suffering from chronic diseases, diabetes, and heart and kidney problems.Koliou urged members of the public, especially those ill with flu, to take precautions to avoid infecting others.When coughing patients must use a tissue and throw it away immediately and must wash their hands, since the flu virus can remain alive in fluids for a few hours.“It is easy to transfer to others with unwashed hands,” she said.Parents ought to keep their children at home if they have the flu, while windows must remain slightly open in closed spaces to allow fresh air to circulate. You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
The number of Gesy doctors is on the rise with specialists now surpassing 700, it emerged on Tuesday, though acutely understaffed public hospital A&E departments remain overcrowded.By 3pm on Monday, a total of 1,219 doctors were registered with Gesy, of which 702 were specialists, 390 GPs and 127 paediatricians.Gesy now offers doctors across all medical specialisations, apart from allergology, while just one cytologist is currently available on the Gesy list, HIO figures show. Cardiologists now total 85, while there are 58 obstetricians-gynecologists. There are also 20 available dermatologists, and four paediatric cardiologists.Services to Gesy have also been offered by 56 general surgeons, 11 neurosurgeons, 28 ophthalmologists, 48 orthopedics, and a rising number of pulmonologists and ENT doctors who by Wednesday totalled 29 and 21 respectively.Numbers are expected to rise further as a number of contracts have still to be processed by the HIO.The implementation of Gesy has however left a dent in public hospital A&E departments which are primarily staffed by pathologists, a wave of whom have chosen to open up private practices as GPs under Gesy rather than stay in their state jobs, as signing on to Gesy has proven more financially lucrative for them.A visitor to the Nicosia general hospital A&E department on Tuesday told the Cyprus Mail: “It’s a third-world situation. There were 100 people waiting for emergency care but only one doctor.”“You could die,” she added.Out of the 21 doctors that initially staffed the A&E department, only six are left and two of those are also leaving soon, she said, according to what one doctor there told her.After members of state doctors union Pasyki staged a 24-hour strike at A&E departments island-wide earlier in the month over acute understaffing issues, assurances were given by the health ministry and the state health services (Okypy) that the issues were to be promptly resolved, though it appears that steps have yet to be taken.At the time, Pasyki said that remaining A&E doctors have been working without a break for months which puts burnt-out doctors at risk of making medical errors.You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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