Fighting in southern Iraq prompts UN agency to halt refugee returns from

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been running convoys from Iran to the southern Iraqi city of Basra since last November, but spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a press briefing in Geneva today these had been stopped over the last 10 days due to fighting in the Shiite Muslim holy city of Najaf and the overall security situation in the south. In the north, UNHCR has temporarily suspended the return of Iraqi Kurd refugees, which began in June, after local authorities expressed concerns over the housing shortage, a crucial issue in northern Iraq. The agency has been working with its partners to help build houses, provide local people with building materials, and help rehabilitate public buildings like schools and health clinics there. UNHCR is not encouraging Iraqi refugees to return for the time being, but facilitates the repatriation of those who insist on going back. Some 13,000 people have returned from Iran, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon with agency assistance, more than half of them from Iran, host to the largest Iraqi refugee population in the world. Returnees receive a package of relief items (tents, blankets, plastic sheeting, kitchen sets) and one-month food ration, as well as travel assistance and mine-awareness training.Meanwhile in Baghdad Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, on his first visit to Iraq since his appointment last month, continued talks with interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi and Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salah on UN concerns over fighting in Najaf and the progress of the National Conference, which opened on Sunday and is to choose a body to monitor the interim government’s work.In a later meeting National Conference Chairman Fuad Maasum told him a delegation designated by the Conference went to Najaf today to seek a peaceful solution to the fighting. At a working lunch with Mr. Salah, Mr. Qazi discussed several aspects of what Security Council resolutions have called the UN’s vital role in rehabilitating the war-torn country.He also held a series of other meeting with political, religious and tribal leaders as well as representatives of civil society and professional unions. read more

Annan urges truce between Nepals Government and Communist rebels

Voicing serious concern that fighting could escalate in Nepal after the impending expiration of the unilateral ceasefire declared by Comunist rebels, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged a truce with the country’s Government.The four-month-old ceasefire declared by the Communist party of Nepal (Maoist)(CPN-M) expires on 2 January 2006. In a statement released today by his spokesman, the Secretary-General voiced deep regret that despite numerous appeals, no progress appears to have been made towards a mutually agreed truce between the parties.“The people of Nepal have benefited from the de-escalation of violence in the last four months and they would bear the brunt of a renewal in fighting,” the statement pointed out. “In the interest of peace and the welfare of civilians throughout the country, the Secretary-General therefore reiterates his strong appeal to the Government of Nepal to reciprocate the ceasefire and to the CPN-M to extend its unilateral ceasefire.”Mr. Annan also pledged that the UN would assist the parties at their request. read more

Nominations open for small business awards

Nominations open for small business awards by Crystal Laderas Posted May 29, 2017 12:16 pm MDT Calgary’s business community is celebrating all the new bosses that have sprout up during some difficult economic times.Nominations are now open online for the 2017 Small Business Week Calgary Awards, in nine categories including Breakout Business, ATB Small Business of the Year and Community Impact.“In this recent downturn, small businesses felt the pinch earlier and have felt if for longer,” Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Scott Crockatt explained. “But the silver lining to that is we’ve seen thousands of new businesses open up. A lot of those businesses are taking different strategies. They’re innovating and exploring new markets and focusing on doing good in the world.”He added existing businesses are particularly resilient, and know how to survive through a boom and bust economy. Past winners include Fiasco Gelato, Alberta Boot Company and Calgary Elite Roofing. (Pixabay) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN officials call for boost in efforts to combat drugresistant tuberculosis

United Nations officials today urged countries to strengthen their efforts to respond to drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) and increase funding to eliminate this deadly disease.In his message marking World Tuberculosis Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that while there has been much progress since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared TB a global health emergency two decades ago, there are still challenges to be met, mainly stopping the spread of multi-drug resistant TB, also known as MDR-TB, which threatens to reverse the gains achieved in past years.“New diagnostics, new drugs and the promise of new vaccines have the potential to further accelerate progress against TB, which still kills 1.4 million people a year – more than any infectious disease other than AIDS. But two obstacles stand in the way,” Mr. Ban said. “The first is the emergence of TB strains that fail to respond to first-line drugs […] the second is the need for funding.”According to WHO, an estimated 8.7 million people developed TB and 1.4 million died from the disease in 2011.Worldwide, an estimated 630,000 people are infected with MDR-TB, which is notoriously difficult to diagnose and costs at least 10 times more to treat than drug-sensitive TB.“Low- and middle-income countries are already footing two-thirds of the bill for TB care and control,” Mr. Ban said. “ They rely on the international community to provide the remaining third.”WHO Director-General Margaret Chan stressed that while curing MDR-TB is feasible, it takes 20 to 24 months of treatment with expensive and toxic drugs, some of which need to be administered by injection and some of which are in short supply.“Despite recent success in shrinking the epidemic, the global TB burden remains enormous. MDR-TB has been detected in virtually every country that has looked for it,” Ms. Chan told a press briefing in Geneva on Thursday.“The emergence of MDR-TB, at dramatic levels in some settings, is a signal that care and control measures have failed. When patients are given too little treatment, stop taking their medicines, or are treated with sub-standard medicines, only the weakest TB bacteria are killed.”However, Ms. Chan warned that nearly 4 per cent of people newly ill with TB are resistant to multiple drugs right from the start, meaning that the disease was transmitted directly from one person to another.“We are just treading water when we desperately need to scale up the MDR-TB response. What has been gained through impressive international collaboration can be so easily lost,” Ms. Chan said, adding that the funding gap for TB care and control is substantial. Also on Thursday, WHO and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said $1.6 billion is needed to fill the funding gap in 118 low- and middle-income countries, the majority of which are located in Africa. These funds could enable full treatment for 17 million TB and MDR-TB patients, and save some 6 million lives in the next three years.Observed annually on 24 March, World TB Day raises awareness about the global epidemic and efforts to eliminate a disease. Since WHO launched a global TB strategy in 1993, more than 50 million people have been successfully treated for this highly contagious disease, and 20 million lives saved. read more

Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markles new titles

The couple are heading to the south coast on a whistle-stop tour of Sussex for several engagements, including viewing the rare Sussex copy of the American Declaration of Independence…. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Queen bestowed the title of the Duke of Sussex on her grandson when he wed American actress Meghan Markle in Windsor in May, a vacant title that was always the most likely choice for the Prince.  It’s British tradition for male members of the Royal family to receive a title from the monarch on their wedding day, and Prince Harry was no different. Today, almost five months after their nuptials, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make their first joint official visit to the county that inspired their royal titles. read more

Mens EHF EURO 2018 – 16 teams are ready to fight for

The list of Men’s EHF EURO 2018 participants is final. The third-place best team is Iceland with two points in matches with Macedonia and Czech Republic in Group 5.  Group 1: Denmark and HungaryGroup 2: Belarus and SerbiaGroup 3: Spain and AustriaGroup 4: Serbia and BelarusGroup 5: Germany and SloveniaGroup 6: Sweden and MontenegroGroup 7: France and NorwayBest third place: IcelandHost: CroatiaDraw will be held on Friday, June 23, at concert hall “Vatroslav Lisinski” in Zagreb. Men’s EHF EURO 2018 ← Previous Story Tons of goals on the opening day of #BuenosAires2017 Next Story → Macedonian “El Comandante” Raul Gonzales: Season of my career!

Sony to release nasne media hub works with PS3 and Vita

first_imgThe current generation of games consoles are more than just machines for playing video games on. You can surf the web, access services like Netflix, and stream media through them from different devices. Sony has decided to take that additional functionality a step further by announcing a new media hub called nasne.Nasne combines a digital tuner with a 500GB hard drive in a box that looks like a squashed PS3. It connects to your home network and allows for both digital terrestrial and satellite programming to be recorded on to the drive for later viewing, but you can also stream that content to your PS Vita, Sony-branded tablets, laptops, and smartphones.The nasne may be a standalone box, but you can plug up to four of them into your PS3, effectively giving you access to four channel recording simultaneously. Alternatively, you don’t require a PS3, you can instead just hook nasne up to your home network and access it through a PS Vita.Deciding what to record and watch is handled through a free app that ships with nasne called torne. There are versions available for the different platforms, with both PS3 and PS Vita apps confirmed. Sony must also have an Android app ready for its tablets and smartphone though, and another for Windows.For the moment, it looks as if Japan is the only market Sony will release nasne in, and that happens on July 19 with the media hub costing around $210. That’s quite expensive seeing as you only get one tuner and 500GB of storage, but then Sony isn’t known for offering cheap console peripherals.More at Sony Japan, via Eurogamer.netlast_img read more

Melbourne man is the envy of Instagram because the girl next door

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram One From The Archives 👵🏼 🤪 Better late than never aye aye . . . #yiayianextdoor #neverstop #gogogo #drivethru #greekfood #foodporn #foodie #yummy #foreverbulking #yiayiascooking #yiayialove #spoiltrotten #lovethyneighborA post shared by The Girl Next Door (@yiayianextdoor) on Apr 23, 2019 at 1:56am PDT Coming in live & hot 🚨🔥… oh apparently Greek Easter goes for 3 days 🤔 #funfactfortheday #3peat #moderndaymotherteresa . . . #TheGirlNextDoor #YiaYiaNextDoor #YiaYia #Neighbour #NeighbourLove #Neighbours #Food #Love #Greek #Wogs #WogsdoItBetter #Reservoir #Cooking #HomeCooking #Family #GreekEaster #Easter #Χριστόςἀνέστη #Cake #Baking #Egg #Wholesome #Live #Hot #motherteresa #angel #BreadA post shared by The Girl Next Door (@yiayianextdoor) on Apr 30, 2019 at 2:23am PDT Crack right re 👉🏽 The only way to crack eggs this time of year @willconnolly__ #YiayiaStyle #HappyGreekEaster #LoveThyNeighbour 👵🏼💙 . . . #TheGirlNextDoor #YiaYiaNextDoor #YiaYia #Neighbour #NeighbourLove #Neighbours #Food #Love #Greek #Wogs #WogsdoItBetter #Reservoir #Cooking #HomeCooking #Family #GreekEaster #SwipeRight #WogPlate #Eggs #Egg #Easter #ΧριστόςἀνέστηA post shared by The Girl Next Door (@yiayianextdoor) on Apr 28, 2019 at 1:03am PDT View this post on Instagram There’s nothing better than living next door to a Greek yiayia and enjoying the benefits of her home-made cooking and care.Melbourne resident Daniel from Reservoir knows this too well, and has been documenting the bliss of living next door to a Greek yiayia Nina, who showers him with love and daily offers of homemade meals.His Instagram account, called yiayianextdoor has 18.5k followers intrigued by the new ways in which this yiayia showers the young man with love from lentil soup handed over the red fence to a tsoungrisma of red Easter eggs. Daniel writes on his account that “everyone deserves a girl next door” before offering snippets of his life that make his followers jealous.READ MORE: Greek yiayia dances tsamiko at the ripe old age of 100 (video)Yiayia is the embodiment of Greek philoxenia, and is becoming more and more famous with each post. View this post on Instagramcenter_img View this post on Instagram The only good time when you see smoke next door #BBQ 👵🏼🥩💭 🎵 Zorba . . . #TheGirlNextDoor #YiaYiaNextDoor #YiaYia #Neighbour #NeighbourLove #Neighbours #Food #Love #Greek #Wogs #WogsdoItBetter #Reservoir #Cooking #HomeCooking #Family #GreekEaster #Easter #Χριστόςἀνέστη #Smoke #BBQ #Zorba #WholesomeA post shared by The Girl Next Door (@yiayianextdoor) on Apr 29, 2019 at 1:53am PDT View this post on Instagram Swipe 👉🏽 for todays adventure . “You give a little you get a little” 👵🏼🐓🍗🍽🍚 . @laionica . . . #TheGirlNextDoor #YiaYiaNextDoor #YiaYia #Neighbour #NeighbourLove #Neighbours #Food #Love #Greek #Wogs #WogsdoItBetter #Reservoir #Cooking #HomeCooking #Wholesome #Australia #MVP #ThankYou #MotherTeresa #Teresa #Chicken #Rice #laionica #Give #LoveThyNeighBourA post shared by The Girl Next Door (@yiayianextdoor) on May 2, 2019 at 1:50am PDT View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

JBLM soldier killed in California training accident

first_imgTacoma — A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was killed Saturday in an accident at the Army’s National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.The Army on Sunday declined to say how Pfc. Andrew Sass, 23, of Fremont, N.C. died. The accident is under investigation.Sass joined the Army in May 2013 and served with JBLM’s 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.The brigade, known as the Lancers, is spending about a month at the National Training Center practicing large-scale maneuvers in the Mojave Desert.“⅛This is3/8 a true loss to the Lancer team. He was a husband, warrior, and true friend to all. He will be missed, but we will not forget him,” said Brigade Commander Col. Louis Zeisman.Exercises at the National Training Center typically involve some live-fire drills followed by a war-game scenario in which large numbers of soldiers battle against a fictional enemy. Soldiers do not use live weapons during the war games.The 2nd Brigade last went to the National Training Center in the fall of 2011 as it prepared for a 2012 deployment to Afghanistan. One of its soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Huntley, was killed in a vehicle accident during the training.last_img read more

Two Bangladeshis killed in Kolkata as speeding car hits them

first_imgTwo Bangladeshis killed in India`s Kolkata city as a speeding Jaguar car rammed into them. Photo: CollectedTwo Bangladeshis were killed in India’s Kolkata after two cars collided head-on and one of the cars hit the duo along with other pedestrians waiting at a traffic point, reports Hindustan Times.The dead identified as Kazi Mohammad Mainul Alam (36) and Farhana Islam Tania (28) were standing under the shed of the traffic post along with another Bangladeshi who is reported to have escaped with injuries in the impact.The accident took place around 1:50am, only a few metres from the Shakespeare Sarani police station.“Hearing the impact, cops came running out and took the injured to the hospital, where the two were declared dead,” said a police officer, who refused to be identified, adds the Indian English-language daily.An official of Bangladesh deputy high commission in Kolkata said that Kazi Mohammad, a resident of Jhenaidah was in Kolkata for his eye treatment and Farhana Islam Tania used to work for Citibank. “We have not been able to speak to the third person, who, we gather, was released after treatment,” said the Bangladeshi official.Policemen say they have identified the owner of the Jaguar car that hit them, bearing registration number – WB20AU9797. “The vehicle belonged to a biryani outlet on Park Street. We have identified the owner. The culprit would be arrested shortly,” said an officer.The Jaguar car was speeding at over 100km per hour at the time of the accident. The absconding driver has been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and rash driving along with some sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.According to the police, the occupants of the Mercedes car that collided with the Jaguar were also injured but were released after initial treatment. Police officers did not reveal their identity.The bodies of the two victims who had come to Kolkata about two weeks ago are likely to be handed over on Saturday evening.“The bodies are at the morgue of the SSKM Hospital,” the Bangladeshi official said.Only on 15 August night, the son of Bharatiya Janata Party MP Roopa Ganguly was arrested for rash driving when his car hit a wall in Golf Garden area of south Kolkata. However, none was injured in that accident.last_img

Spotify to Launch in Middle East and North Africa in November Report

first_img ×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 Popular on Variety The news comes amid rumblings that the three major label groups, Sony, Universal and Warner, will attempt to block Spotify’s efforts for a future launch in India, due to the company’s recent attempts to strike direct deals with artists. Spotify remains the global streaming leader, with 83 million subscribers.center_img Spotify will launch in the Middle East and North Africa in November, according to an internal email obtained and cited by Music Business Worldwide. Reached for comment, a Spotify spokesperson did not deny the report but told Variety, “Spotify’s ultimate goal is to be available in every country, but we don’t currently have any news to share on a launch in the Middle East.”According to the report, the company will have a new regional headquarters based in Dubai and is currently seeking advertisers for the effort. A separate email cited by MBW, sent to staff at a Dubai-based ad agency, reportedly says Spotify is aiming to find six brands in the regions to advertise at launch, charging each as much as $200,000.In February, Spotify disclosed in public documents that it had leased several regional offices, including one in the United Arab Emirates, where Dubai is located. It also has recently advertised for an editorial position based in Dubai as well as a New York-based senior editor for Arab music culture.last_img read more

Watch company develops wristwatch with its own atomic clock

first_img © 2013 Phys.org The Bathys Cesium 133 wristwatch is reportedly capable of accuracy to one second in 1000 years according to a report in Watchuseek. Dr. Patterson is quoted in the report: “The technology found in this watch is something even a decade ago no one could imagine existing in such a small package.” He said that “Within a single chip there is a laser, a heater, a sealed cavity of cesium gas, a microwave filter and a photodiode detector.” He also said that, “Using the exact same principle of counting hyperfine lines of excited cesium 133 atoms used by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), our watch is able to achieve unprecedented levels of accuracy; on the order of 1 second per thousand years.” As for display, this is a traditional analog watch dial. The batteries are rechargeable lithium batteries. Goals are now to reduce the size and increase the battery life. When ready, a limited edition of 20 watches is planned for release. The estimated price of each Bathys Cesium 133 atomic clock watch is $12,000, according to the report.A forum of responses to the atomic watch news went up on the Watchuseek site, with some respondents taking issue with the size. One comment was that the definition of wristwatch was undergoing a stretch and another remarked that it looked like a clock strapped on to a wrist, while other posts expressed interest in what the company was trying to achieve. A response from “BathysHawaii” surfaced in the WatchuSeek forum with this to say: “It IS large…it’s huge in fact. But this is just a proof-of-concept prototype. You can’t get to the sleek watch we’d want to make until we made a rather crude version to test things such as integration, COM and power. There’s still a long way to go—but the point is that we’ve got a genuine cesium atomic oscillator functioning on the arm for the first time ever. It blows me away frankly that we’ve done this.” Explore further NIST ytterbium atomic clocks set record for stability Bathys Hawaii, a US-based watch company, has created the Cesium 133, a prototype wrist watch that has its own atomic clock. The fact that the clock is self-contained, integrated into the wristwatch, is the distinguishing factor. The clock does not need to collect information from an external source to keep accurate time, unlike watches using a government-generated radio signal as the external source. Bathys founder Dr. John Patterson and engineer George Talbot developed this watch. (German chemists Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff discovered cesium in 1860 through flame spectroscopy. Cesium subsequently has been widely used in atomic clocks, and the first accurate cesium clock is credited to Louis Essen in 1955 at the UK National Physical Laboratory. The NPL is the UK’s measurement institute for developing accurate measurement standards.)center_img More information: www.watchuseek.com/news/bam-ba … watch-the-cesium-133forums.watchuseek.com/f2/bam-b … um-133-a-921820.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Watch company develops wristwatch with its own atomic clock (2013, October 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-10-company-wristwatch-atomic-clock.htmllast_img read more

Local groups clash in Kashipur Several detained situation remains tense

first_imgKolkata: A major clash broke out between two groups clash at Kashipur on Monday morning.Local sources informed that the two clubs in the locality on Khagen Chatterjee Road led by Ayub and Selim have been rivals for the past several years. On several previous occasions, members from both the clubs often fought with each other over handling of goods and other works at the railway siding. Chaos erupted on Sunday night when a cricket tournament was going on in the locality. During the match, some persons in an inebriated state pelted stones and bricks at the players on the ground. Later, the two groups got involved in a scuffle. But the matter soon ended following the intervention of senior residents. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHowever, some youths of one of the groups started pelting stones at their rival group members on Monday morning around 10:30 am and the area turned into a war zone. The parties were equipped with iron rods, sticks, hockey sticks and wickets. Several people got injured in the clash. Both the groups ransacked multiple cars and bikes which were parked on the roadside. In the meantime, Kashipur police station was informed. Depending on the situation, Chitpore police station was also informed. Later, police personnel from both Chitpore and Kashipur police stations dispersed the mob and brought the situation under control almost after an hour. The injured persons were rushed to a nearby hospital where they were treated and discharged. Police have initiated a case and had detained 13 persons including Selim and Ayub. A police picket has been set up in the area as the situation remains tense in the area.last_img read more

MSC Cruises offer Australians more choice

first_imgMSC Cruises marketing manager Australia and New Zealand Donna Anderson & MSC Cruises managing director Lynne Clarke. “We are a multicultural society and every one of us have different needs and wants, so it’s important that we provide choice for our customers, especially when considering a market as diverse as Australia,” Ms Clarke said. Speaking to delegates at the MSC Cruises discovery event from their waterfront offices in Sydney, Ms Clarke highlighted the significance of the Australian market to the Mediterranean cruise company. Source = ETB News: P.T. In terms of brand recognition and development, MSC Cruises didn’t need to invent their philosophy. “We didn’t have to create another brand for ourselves… we didn’t have to say, who could we be? What should we be? It was, who are we? The fact that we are from the Mediterranean, what does it mean being from the Mediterranean,” Ms Clarke said. MSC Cruises understand the diversity within the Australian market, offering passengers choice, flexibility and authenticity aboard every ship, according to MSC Cruises managing director Lynne Clarke. MSC Cruises recorded double-digit growth in 2012, carrying 1.68 million passengers annually and has increased its birth capacity six-fold since 2003. “We will also be cruising year-round in the Caribbean and this is another market that has grown excessively well amongst Australian cruise travellers,” Ms Clarke said. “There’s love of life, there’s authenticity, there’s humanity… everything that we do comes from the heart, that’s how we’re pushing MSC Cruises and it’s how we came up with our campaign ‘Life should be measured in moments not minutes’.” “We’ve been doing this for three years now and when we first started we used to take it as the cream on the top of the cake… now we have to calculate those passenger numbers because it is so important to the Australian market, continuing to grow every year,” Ms Clarke said. MSC returns to the Arabian Peninsula for the 2013/2014 winter season with MSC Lirica and Ms Clarke believes this is a region that will be popular with Australians, among other destinations. When it comes to winter Mediterranean cruising, MSC did not initially comprehend the potential.last_img read more

CLIA establishes more offices in Asia

first_imgCruising in Asia has taken an important step forward with the establishment of CLIA Southeast Asia and CLIA North Asia as the regional arms of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).The establishment of these new offices represents a significant transition for the Asia Cruise Association which has spearheaded local cruising growth since it was formed in 2009.CLIA Southeast Asia will be chaired by Carnival Australia chief executive officer Ann Sherry, who brings wide experience of building the cruise category in an emerging market.CLIA North Asia will be chaired by Royal Caribbean’s managing director Asia and China Dr. Zinan Liu, and will focus on infrastructure, advocacy and the promotion of cruise to travel industry communities in the region.CLIA chief executive officer Christine Duffy, said the transition to CLIA Southeast Asia and CLIA North Asia was perfectly timed as Asia comes to the forefront of emerging regions for cruises.“Asia ranks highly on our list of emerging cruise regions as the globalization of the cruise industry continues to gather pace, CLIA member cruise lines are already deploying more ships in Asia, opening up more destinations, and customising their onboard offerings to cater to their Asian guests,” Ms Duffy said.Ann Sherry said she was honoured to be appointed chair of CLIA Southeast Asia and looked forward to working with Board colleagues and CLIA worldwide.CLIA North Asia Chair, Dr. Zinan Liu, said his focus was on the implementation of the new association in the region including engagement with key partners in the region.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Click the cover to view

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterClick the cover to view the online brochureWildlife Safari has released its Africa brochure, which delivers the best in luxury safaris by safari vehicle, rail, boat and plane staying in the finest tented camps, lodges and beach resorts.The collection includes Signature Safaris and Custom Designed Journeys to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Namibia and Egypt.Among the itineraries are:The Grand Safari This 15-day journey is an ideal duration for first-time Africa travellers and has been custom designed to allow ample time for exploring many of East Africa’s finest wildlife sanctuaries. Guests will follow wildlife on the vast Serengeti & Masai Mara savannah plains, admire pink flamingo along the Great Rift Valley Lakes and view elephants under the snowy summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Grand Safari offers set departure dates with a guaranteed departure, with two levels of luxury accommodation (Gold & Platinum) including all meals daily on safari, ground transport by custom built Wildlife Safari 4WD vehicles and the services of a senior Wildlife Safari guide.Kenya Family Safari This safari has been curated to cater to the rise of multigenerational travel, with Wildlife Safari Guides offering knowledge and experience of all the best discoveries for families. At Wildlife Safari, it is all about detail, and the company will arrange a nanny to travel with the family, activities to entertain younger children while adults are out on extended game drives and secure accommodation suitable for families.The trip has been designed with careful consideration of travelling with “the tribe” and includes numerous activities to keep everyone entertained and offers a greater level of flexibility. The standard of accommodation is carefully chosen as the best option for family travel, and if the Kenya Family Safari is not quite to your specifications, Wildlife Safari will custom design an itinerary for individual clients. In addition to the Kenya safari, the company has launched a Southern Africa Family Safari with a variety of exceptional family-oriented stays in South Africa and Zimbabwe.Wings Over Botswana Botswana’s wilderness areas are pristine, remote and cover everything from a landscape of sparse desert to the waters of the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta and home to a huge diversity of animal and bird species. This journey invites guests to stay in intimate safari lodges and luxurious tented camps which are linked by scenic light aircraft flights. A choice of lavish accommodation is offered, with a Gold or a Platinum option. Guests who book the Platinum level of luxury accommodation will stay at the modern and sophisticated Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, the only property in the Okavango Delta with a permanently based helicopter who can offer thrilling aerial safaris.Brochures are available through:TIFS – NSW, QLD, ACT, VIC, TAS (www.tifs.com.au)Templar – SA, NT, WA (www.templaronline.com.au)Templar – WA (www.templarsa.com.au)The Wildlife Safari team of luxury Africa specialists are experts in designing the safaris for discerning clients.Phone 1 800 998 558 or email info@wildlifesafari.com.auGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

dont look Saturday

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