More Focus on Community Tourism

first_imgMore Focus on Community Tourism UncategorizedJanuary 8, 2009 Advertisements RelatedMore Focus on Community Tourism RelatedMore Focus on Community Tourismcenter_img RelatedMore Focus on Community Tourism FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Tourism Minister, Ed Bartlett, has said that more focus will be placed on community tourism over the next five years, to capitalise on the shift towards heritage and cultural vacations.Minister Bartlett, in a speech read by Executive Director of the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Earl Patrick, at the Accompong Maroon Festival yesterday (Jan. 6) in St. Elizabeth, said that there has been a shift away from the traditional sun, sea and sand vacation concept, as visitors are seeking to interact more with the people and cultural aspects of their destination of choice. “As such, it is imperative that our focus be shifted to the development of community-based tourism efforts,” he stated.According to Minister Bartlett, community tourism facilitates the empowerment of a community by allowing it to maximise on its cultural and heritage assets to create income-generating projects, which also provide a value-added experience for both visitors and residents.He said that the vacation concept allows for more participation by locals in the decision-making process and, “because they feel a part of it and are realising the direct potential and impact of tourism to them, pride is created allowing for a better tourism product.”The Minister commended the maroons for keeping their traditions alive through the staging of the annual festival of dancing, marching and drumming, noting that the event is keeping with the Ministry’s increased focus on community tourism.Highlighting areas of the festival that have stood out, such as the traditional march to the Kindah Tree, the Kromanti music and dance, Minister Bartlett said that if the event is managed and marketed properly, it could attract visitors to the island, who are seeking cultural experiences.This year’s festival marked the 271st anniversary of the Peace Treaty, which granted the Accompong Maroons full liberty from the British Government. The treaty was signed in 1738.The annual festival is a main event on the Jamaica Tourist Board’s heritage calendar.last_img read more

WTO Trade Negotiations Committee UK statement

first_imgWTO Trade Negotiations Committee UK statement Thank you, Chair.Chair, this discussion comes at the end of an exceptionally challenging year.We still have a long way to go to defeat Covid-19, and there remain other threats to our collective prosperity and wellbeing.The WTO has a crucial role to play and we must re-commit ourselves to delivering real progress. We need to cement the WTO’s role as a forward-looking Organization able to deliver for 21st century enterprises and citizens, and able to deliver collective solutions to global problems – from the impact of the pandemic, to the enduring challenge of climate change.Last month, the UK was pleased to co-sponsor the call for establishing an enhanced dialogue on trade and environment at the WTO. As host of COP-26, the UK is proud to take a leading role in tackling climate change. Working together, we can find ways to mitigate climate change, to protect our forests and oceans, and conserve biodiversity while promoting trade and economic development.We are therefore exceedingly disappointed that, as we reach the end of 2020, we have not reached an agreement on disciplining harmful fisheries subsidies. As others have said, we have missed the deadline set by leaders under the SDGs.The UK remains committed to the mandate and it will be essential that we return to our work next January with a sense of urgency, and with a willingness to find compromises to reach an outcome that is both meaningful and fair.We remain optimistic that by maintaining our ambitious schedule of monthly clusters and with the dedicated leadership of Ambassador Wills, we can reach an outcome that will support a sustainable future for our oceans and for fishing communities around the world.Chair, on a more positive note, the UK warmly welcomes the adoption of the MSMEs package, as a major milestone towards better integrating small businesses into global trade. We would like to put on record our thanks to Ambassador Cancela of Uruguay for his effective coordination of the group, culminating in the successful outcome last week.This is an important file: 99.9% of all British businesses are MSMEs. We look forward to remaining an active participant in the work of the group going forward, including through our TAF2 project.Making progress on the Joint Initiative on e-Commerce remains a priority for the UK. We have seen an acceleration of the use of technology this year, and services, digital and data trade continues to grow. The UK submitted its own written text proposals in November, including on the cross-border transfer of information, on the location of computing facilities and on source code. The new consolidated negotiating text marks an important milestone in achieving our shared aim of delivering an outcome that benefits developed, developing and least-developed members.We also welcome progress being made by the Joint Initiatives on Investment Facilitation for Development and Services Domestic Regulation. Trade, and the investment it brings, delivers jobs, better living standards, and higher wages at home. We have been working closely with other Members of the Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation, with the aim of finalising the draft Reference Paper by the end of the year.To close Chair, I wanted to reiterate the importance of restoring a fully functioning dispute settlement system. Therefore, we look forward to continuing work with all Members, as well as the next WTO Director-General, to ensure that we do not become accustomed to the current impasse.Thank you, Mr Chair and good evening everyone. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. 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National calls for Epidemic Response Committee to return

first_imgNational calls for Epidemic Response Committee to return The New Zealand National PartyParliament’s Epidemic Response Committee must return to allow proper scrutiny of the Government’s Covid-19 Response, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins and National’s COVID-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop say. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:covid-19, COVID-19 Response, epidemic, Government, New Zealand, New Zealand National Party, nzpollast_img read more

CU-Fresno State football game postponed

first_imgCategories:AthleticsCampus Community Saturday’s football game between the University of Colorado and Fresno State has been postponed, university officials decided Friday morning.After careful consideration, CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has decided that the university will not hold a football game on Saturday, Sept. 14, and that school officials will discuss a possible make-up date for the game.“Even though the weather is improving, Boulder is still designated as a national emergency site,” the chancellor said. “Our community is hurting. Many of our students are displaced from their homes, including many of our student-athletes. This is not an appropriate time for us to hold a game that would put pressure on the community, both in terms of security/emergency personnel, but also in diverting attention from people in need.”DiStefano also said that “ensuring the safety of CU affiliates and fans has always been the No. 1 priority.”Athletic Director Rick George said the decision was made with fans’ opinions in mind.“At the end of the day, our decision was ‘what is the appropriate, what is the best thing in light of the devastation that we’ve had in this area?’ and we’re very confident that we made the absolute appropriate and right decision.” CU head football coach Mike Macintyre said his players are supportive of the decision.“Our players have a strong desire to compete, but many of them and many of their friends have personally been affected and I know they support this decision to postpone as well,” he said. “This is bigger than a football game, and I think it’s a great life lesson for young people. They’ll recover from it, they’ll bounce back and we’ll practice well and be ready to play whenever we play next.”The Athletic Department will be communicating details as soon as possible with tickets holders regarding how they will be able to utilize the tickets for the make-up date.This is the third game in CU history that has been postponed; in 1963, the CU-Air Force game in Colorado Springs was delayed two weeks after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; and in 2001, CU was set to travel to Pullman to play Washington State on Sept. 15 but all college games were called off after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. That game was made up in the 2004 season but was played in Seattle. Published: Sept. 13, 2013 center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

€40,000 in Leader funding announced for Donegal

first_img Pinterest €40,000 in Leader funding announced for Donegal Google+ Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook More than €40,000 in community grants under the Leader programme has been sanctioned for a music festival and bike hire business in Donegal.€25,230 has been allocated to Notorious Events for a family friendly music festival in Buncrana while a bike hire scheme in Termon is to receive €15,231.In announcing the funding Minister Joe McHugh says the Leader programme sees the potential in ideas and invests to bring them to life.center_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Previous articleMan jailed for 25 years for attempted murder of police officers in EglintonNext articleFinn Harps v Cork City goes ahead News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – March 8, 2019 WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Ireland’s oldest Cllr turns 90 today

first_img Twitter By News Highland – July 14, 2020 Previous articleDonegal County Council CEO Seamus Neely to step downNext articleNew Letterkenny Plan may provide for a Municipal Burial Ground News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Ireland’s oldest councillor believes keeping active and abstaining from alcohol and smoking has enabled him to reach his latest milestone. Donegal County Councillor Ian McGarvey is 90 years young today.The Independent Cllr was first elected as a public representative in 2004 at the age of 73.Celebrations are planned for the Cllr in his hometown of Ramelton later this evening.Cllr McGarvey spoke on today’s Nine til Noon Show:Pictures taken at today’s Letterkenny and Milford Municipal District Meeting. Pinterest Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+center_img Ireland’s oldest Cllr turns 90 today Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApplast_img read more

Omagh families outrage at Real IRA release call

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Families of victims of the Omagh bombing are outraged that a group of politicians are calling for the early release of Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt.The 65-year-old is serving a 20-year sentence after he was convicted in 2003 for directing terrorism but is recovering from cancer.Five TDs, including Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle want him released on compassionate grounds.McKevitt was one of four men found liable for the 1998 Omagh bombing in a civil case brought by the victim’s relatives.Some 29 men, women and children died and many more were injured when a car bomb exploded in the Co Tyrone town.Michael Gallagher, who lost his 21-year-old son Aidan in the explosion has condemned the politicians’ call…Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/mgraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By admin – July 3, 2015 Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Google+ Facebook Pinterest Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Omagh families outrage at Real IRA release call Previous articleLeo McLoone returns to training with DonegalNext articlePresident too busy to attend Ireland’s only orange parade in Rossnowlagh admin Twitter Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Cladylast_img read more

Manchester United sues Sega over Football Manager trademark use

first_imgManchester United sues Sega over Football Manager trademark useSega and developer Sports Interactive reply that club’s name, logo have been used since 1992 “without complaint”Rebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterFriday 22nd May 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleSegaSports InteractiveManchester United is suing Sega and developer Sports Interactive over the use of the club’s name and logo in Football Manager, accusing the companies of trademark infringement.As reported by The Guardian, the English football club attests that Sega and Sports Interactive are infringing trademark by using a “simplified” version of its official crest in the game, which “deprives the registered proprietor of its right to have the club crest licensed.”It accuses the club of trying to “prevent legitimate competition in the video games field by preventing parties not licensed by the claimant from using the name of the Manchester United football team within such games.”In a preliminary remote hearing, Manchester United argued that the money made from licensing was “very significant,” and that using an incorrect version of the logo next to the club’s name was considered wrongful use.Additionally, Malynicz requested that the claim be amended to include allegations against Sega and Sports Interactive regarding mods to the game that allow players to create and incorporate customized logos, including replica Manchester United logos, into the game — a practice the publisher and developer encouraged.Related JobsCRM Manager Sports InteractiveLead Software Engineer (Engine & Tools) Sports InteractiveDeveloper Advocate Sports InteractiveDiscover more jobs in games In response, Sega and Sports Interactive claim that the logo and name are a “legitimate reference,” and that both Football Manager and Championship manager have used the references since 1992 “without complaint by the claimant,” and that copies of the game had been sent to officials and players of Manchester United for years to positive response.”The claimant has acquiesced in the use by the defendants of the name of the Manchester United football team in the Football Manager game and cannot now complain of such use,” the companies wrote in their written defense.Furthermore, the companies said that prohibiting them from using the name “would amount to an unreasonable restraint on the right to freedom of expression to restrain the use of the words ‘Manchester United’ to refer to a team in a computer game.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesSega reportedly accuses SteamDB of Yakuza piracyUpdate: Japanese publisher says page on stat-tracking site was “incorrectly flagged” by anti-piracy softwareBy James Batchelor A month agoSega is Metacritic’s publisher of the yearThe Persona 5 Royal and Yakuza 0 publisher is followed by Annapurna Interactive and CapcomBy Marie Dealessandri A month agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Mauritania to lift structural obstacles hampering private sector development

first_imgThe second Economic Update for Mauritania published by the World Bank shows economic growth rising from 3% in 2017 to 3.6% in 2018, owing to Government’s fiscal prudence and reforms. TAGSMauritaniaprivate sector Previous articleJapan and Austria support NDCs of African countriesNext articleTed Blom: “Changing the energy mix is a world-wide challenge” Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In particular, the report highlights that the main constraint on Mauritanian businesses is access to credit. It therefore recommends that the Government’s future roadmaps for business prioritise access to credit, especially for small and medium enterprises. The World Bank also recommends other reforms for private sector take-off and job creation in Mauritania including action against corruption, which businesses point to as their number two constraint; competition policy reform; membership of a regional integration body; promoting gender equality in legal matters; building human capital; and improving the land policy. Yet, as explained by Théodore Anthonioz, private sector specialist and co-author of the report, “despite this significant improvement, there remain some major challenges to be taken up if the business climate is to really stimulate the private sector’s development in Mauritania.” BRICS Samer Matta, World Bank economist and main author of the report, explained: “The reforms generated tax revenue gains estimated at some 0.7% and 0.8% of GDP in 2017 and 2018.” AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The report ‘Improving the Business Climate to Promote the Development of the Private Sector’ points out the role the Mauritanian government’s fiscal prudence and reforms played in restoring macroeconomic balance. Generation The report focuses a chapter on recent business climate developments and suggests reforms to promote private sector growth. The reforms conducted in recent years have propelled Mauritania up through the international Doing Business ranking from 176th place in 2015 to 148th in 2019. The Bank said in a statement that the short- and medium-term outlook remains bright with growth projected to increase to an average of 6.2% for the 2019-2021 period, driven by a thriving primary sector, an upturn in mining production, and the development of the GTA gas project. This high growth rate will be accompanied by moderate inflation, fiscal surpluses that will bring the public debt down, and reduced external pressures. Nevertheless, these macroeconomic forecasts are subject to internal and external risks. Finance and Policy Yet despite these positive developments, the labour market has deteriorated and remains marked by a huge gender divide, youth marginalization, and informal employment. The banking sector also suffers from certain weaknesses that the Government is endeavouring to solve. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

Roads on potholes or potholes on roads

first_img‘Promises are meant to be broken’. The saying suits best when it comes to the implementation of the government’s promises. As soon CM Yogi Adityanath took over the seat in March 2017, the promise of making roads pothole-free was made by June 15 of the same year. The deadline was missed & extended to November 15 but the situation more or less remained the same.Cut to the present year, on September 11, 2020, CM Yogi Adityanath again ordered the officials to ensure pothole-free roads before Navratri. Less than a month is left & there is hardly any happening seen on the roads. The main roads of the city have immense potholes. Ironically, the road leading to the Municipality has an ample amount of potholes.Sheer negligence & carelessness can be seen when it comes to road construction in a city. The roads are constructed but in the next 3-4 months, the situation goes back to square one. Now they will only be constructed when there will be any VIP movement or any government order will come again or never also.The problems faced can be understood only by those who have to commute through these roads on a daily basis. Accidents & turning over of vehicles are bold issues. Now, with the fear of turning over the drivers tend to load less which affects the business.Government or the administration should not limit the road construction only till the papers. It should be implemented & inspected at regular intervals. The work should not be done just for the sake of doing it. The quality of work should be done instead of wrapping it up because of deadlines.last_img read more