The Ministry has equipment ready to start rebuilding a road into the area but has been waiting for approval to enter the Old Fort and start investigating the options for building either a new road or finding a way to use the existing one.In an update Wednesday the PRRD said that over the past few days the geotechnical team has found signs of movement on the slopes to the east of the large bedrock ‘knob’ in the hillside above Old Fort.Geologists said that the movement is related to movement on the upslope portion of the active slide, and that no recent slope movement was noted in the hillside above most homes in the Old Fort subdivision.The PRRD’s geotechnical team also conducted an aerial assessment of the off-road vehicle trail running along the ridge on the eastern edge of the ancient slide complex above most subdivision houses.Geologists say that while they did not see any signs of recent slope movement, they will be conducting more examinations of that portion of the hillside on Thursday to confirm the findings.The Regional District said that the geotechnical team spent time in the field discussing various landslide initiation models, as well as the direction their investigation would focus on over the coming days. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has issued permits for B.C. Hydro and the Ministry of Transportation to enter the Old Fort.Wednesday afternoon, the PRRD issued temporary access permits to B.C. Hydro and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to start investigating how to restore service to the community.Power has been out in the Old Fort since October 5, when the transmission line into the community shifted due to the landslide. Over the past several days, the geotechnical team also had a good look at the slopes above Old Fort Road to the east of the active slide complex, and could not see any significant signs of recent slope movement – which supports data collected during aerial LiDAR surveys.Lateral tension cracks that had recently appeared on the hillside immediately east of the active slide complex have now started to turn downslope, which means the lateral shear zone on this side of the slide may be developing.The PRRD explained that those findings indicate that, at this point, the surface of the original Old Fort Slide does not appear to have been impacted by the recent slope movement.
Darjeeling: Assembly by-polls were peacefully conducted in Darjeeling and Islampur in North Bengal on Sunday. “There were no incidents of violence. However, there were some complaints, which have been addressed. The voting till 5pm stood at 62 per cent,” said Koushik Sinha, SDO, Darjeeling.”An FIR was lodged at the Darjeeling Sadar Police Station but no one has been arrested,” said Amarnath K, Superintendent of Police, Darjeeling. A scuffle took place in Badamtam tea estate. There were allegations from the GJM (Binoy Tamang faction) that outsiders had entered booth number 112, Badamtam Higher Secondary School. After the scuffle ensued, additional security forces arrived. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIn Darjeeling, BJP candidate Niraj Zimba entered the Turnbull school polling station with his armed guard to cast his vote. The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel asked his bodyguard to leave. On his way back after casting his vote Zimba and his supporters had a heated exchange of words with GJM (Binoy supporters) on Gandhi road. GJM supporters alleged that Zimba and his men manhandled GJM workers. Zimba however denied the allegation. Binoy Tamang, the GJM president and an Independent candidate backed by the TMC and GJM (Binoy faction) while talking to mediapersons appealed to maintain peace in the Hills. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThere are 321 polling stations in the Darjeeling Assembly constituency. Altogether 45 polling stations have been declared as critical. There are 2,34,758 voters, including 1,15,665 males and 119093 females. There are 3,950 service voters. Along with state forces, 16 companies of CAPF were deployed in Darjeeling for the polls. Except for a stray incident at Madaripur, Islampur the by-polls passed of peacefully. One person was arrested in Islampur. Polling stood at 71 per cent. The number of voters in Islampur Assembly constituency is 2,03,891. The number of male voters stood at 1,07,255 and female voters 96,634. There are 219 polling stations in Islampur. With Congress MLA Kanailal Agarwal resigning from the Assembly and contesting the Lok Sabha elections as a TMC candidate, the seat had fallen vacant.
Senior UN officials said that while the UN took the allegations very seriously, it believed the reports were misleading and false, and neglected to mention a number of important factors. Where allegations had been substantiated, action had been taken with the countries concerned, they added. The reports, initially aired by the BBC, alleged that Pakistani troops with the mission to the DRC (known as MONUC) had engaged in illegal gold trafficking and re-arming of a militia group in eastern DRC, that the UN’s investigation into the case had been blocked for fear of alienating Pakistan, and that Indian troops were involved in illegally buying gold and using a UN helicopter to effect an exchange of ivory for ammunition. A spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Marie Okabe, told a media briefing that the allegation that the UN had sought to cover up charges of weapons trafficking because of political sensitivities was false. She said the UN was following up with the Member States in question on the disciplinary action they had taken on the basis of the UN’s internal investigation. Ms. Okabe said much of the information in the latest reports was based on hearsay or came from sources, including militia leaders, whose integrity and motivations were “highly questionable,” as they themselves had been arrested and imprisoned by UN peacekeepers. The head of the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, addressed the allegations in detail in a letter to the BBC, saying there was no evidence for many of the charges, and that UN investigators had taken action against those involved when they had been able to substantiate allegations of misconduct.Mr. Guéhenno said that while it was impossible to have no incidents of abuse among more than 110,000 UN peacekeepers, the UN was committed to zero tolerance, zero complacency and zero impunity. He added that the UN had asked the governments of Pakistan and India to take appropriate action against military personnel who were implicated in wrongdoing, and was waiting to hear what measures had been taken. “We are committed to working with our partners in the troop and police contributing communities… to address incidents of misconduct when they do occur and to ensure that the unacceptable actions of a few do not undermine the good work being done by so many,” Mr. Guéhenno said. Answering journalists’ questions, a senior official from the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) said that investigators had followed up every allegation against MONUC peacekeepers, but had been unable to substantiate most of them. He added that in some cases, investigators had interviewed the sources cited by the BBC, but had been given different information. 28 April 2008The United Nations has rebutted allegations that there was a cover-up of an internal investigation into alleged misconduct by UN peacekeepers working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The report – by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Institute of Public Nutrition (IPHN) – illustrates the clear link between malnutrition and food insecurity, with hungry households having a higher percentages of wasting children. The survey was carried out during a harvest season from November 2008 to January 2009, and it cautioned that malnutrition levels are expected to be even higher during food scarcity periods. Out of the two million wasting children between the ages of six months and five years, 500,000 are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, or severe malnutrition, according to the report, which was conducted to assess the impact of soaring food prices in Bangladesh in 2008. Nearly 60 per cent of the households surveyed said they had insufficient food over the past 12 months, with real household income plunging 12 per cent between 2005 and 2008. At the end of last year, nearly two-thirds of income was spent on food, 10 per cent higher than the 2005 average. Many are in debt, coping with higher food prices, the survey said. “Even if the prices of food are now falling, the crisis is far from being over,” said John Aylieff, WFP Representative in Bangladesh, warning of the impact that the current global financial crisis will have on the poor. Nearly half of the children surveyed have stunted growth, representing a very high prevalence of chronic of malnutrition in South Asia, while over one third of them are also underweight, the report noted. “The situation of child malnutrition in this country is a silent emergency,” said UNICEF Representative Carel de Rooy. Malnutrition, which can directly cause death, affects child development and increases the risk of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth, he added. “In fact, it impacts on the society at large, affecting school performance, healthcare costs and productivity.” Mr. de Rooy warned that unless the current malnutrition level is addressed, Bangladesh, which has a population of over 150 million according to the UN, is unlikely to achieve and sustain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the eight ambitious anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline. Almost half of all children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years – a critical age for development – were found to be not receiving the minimum meal frequency, with two-thirds of them not meeting the minimum dietary diversity of at least four food groups daily. Further exacerbating the nutritional situation are poor infant and young child feeding practices, noted the survey, which said that half of mothers exclusively breastfeed children under six months. Although nearly 90 per cent of mothers continue to breastfeed their children to the recommended age of two years, complementary foods are introduced inappropriately and with insufficient dietary diversity. The report called for expanded efforts to promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a child’s life and for education for families on how the best feeding practices. Additionally, routine food security and nutrition surveillance should be strengthened for early detection of fluctuations in nutrition, health and food security status. It recommends that routine food security and nutrition surveillance be strengthened to allow early detection of changes in nutrition, health, and food security status. Such surveillance systems should be integrated into government structures. Although Bangladesh has effective social safety nets in place, the new study suggested that they be widened and targeted towards areas where malnutrition and household food insecurity are most frequent. 30 March 2009Two million children are suffering from acute malnutrition in Bangladesh, where one-quarter of all households are hungry, according to a United Nations-backed study released today.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Dutch foreign minister endorses talk of Alberta oilsands discrimination by EU OTTAWA – The Netherlands foreign minister says he favours an evidence-based discussion on whether Alberta’s oilsands are being discriminated against under the European Union’s proposed fuel-quality directive.Earlier this year, Canada picked up a key ally when the Netherlands, with France and Britain, abstained from a key vote that delayed Europe’s fuel-quality directive until next year — a directive the Harper government views as discriminatory, and has vigorously lobbied against across Europe.“We think that it’s important to be serious about oilsands, no doubt about that. At the same time, we are open to discussions about the threat of discriminatory practices and we are also … very much leaning towards evidence-based analysis,” Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal said in an interview Friday.Canada has lobbied hard for two years to block the EU’s fuel-quality directive, which it says would unfairly label oilsands crude as dirty oil. The directive would assign greenhouse-gas emission values to different sources of fuel, and Canada fears oilsands crude would be categorized 23-per-cent higher than conventional oil.Canada sells very little oil to Europe, but is worried about the precedent such a label would set.Rosenthal deflected attempts to pin down where his government stands on the oilsands. But he sent sympathetic signals toward Canada.It’s no secret that the Netherlands’ own Royal Dutch Shell is investing in the Alberta oil fields, as are the major oil companies of Britain and France.“I don’t feel able to go into the specifics of this, but I do know that part of the discussion is about the threat of discriminatory outcomes of the implementation of such a directive,” said Rosenthal, who was in Ottawa for discussions with Harper cabinet ministers ahead of the NATO summit in Chicago on the weekend.“If we abstain in the voting process, it’s because we think it’s necessary to abstain. We don’t talk about lobbies because lobbies from one side will be countered and neutralized by lobbies from the other side.”Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, who has led Ottawa’s campaign against the directive, has said repeatedly that Canada is being unfairly discriminated against. He has argued that oilsands crude produces similar, or in some cases, lower greenhouse-gas emissions than some of the EU’s sources of oil imports.The Canadian lobbying that Oliver spearheaded in Europe was heavily opposed by environmental groups. In the end, the lobbying appears to have bought Canada some time because the EU decided last month to conduct an impact study on the directive, postponing a vote until 2013.“We don’t talk about myths, we talk about facts. And these facts should come on the table in a very straightforward way,” Rosenthal said.“There are a couple of concerns we, on our end, have. And if the Canadians have these concerns as well, that is then part of the story.”On other major issues, there is not so much as a crack of daylight between the Dutch and Canada.The countries are staunch allies because of Canada’s liberation of Holland from Nazi Germany in the Second World War.Rosenthal said his country is pushing hard for the completion of a Canada-EU free-trade agreement before the year is out.Rosenthal also threw unequivocal support behind Canada’s decision — criticized in some quarters — to create an Office of Religious Freedom in the Foreign Affairs Department.Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has yet to formally announce the creation of the new office, even though the Conservatives introduced it in their last election campaign platform 13 months ago.Rosenthal said his country would join with Canada at the United Nations General Assembly in September to “press for a focus on individual freedom of religion.”“It is an unacceptable violation of human rights. Restricting religious freedom, whether of groups or individuals, ultimately threatens international peace and security,” he told students in an earlier speech Friday at the University of Ottawa.“So freedom of religion is an important theme in my human-rights policy.” by Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press Posted May 18, 2012 5:41 pm MDT
Serbian Radnicki Kragujevac has solved the question of the left back position. In the arena “Jezero” will play Slobodan Ervacanin (26), whose French’ team Bordeaux dissolved team after which the former Dinamo player was without any team. He will have hard task to replace Krsto Milosevic on the left back position in the team, who was one of the leading players of the team, but opted to join CSM Bucuresti this season. bordeauxRadnicki Kragujevacrukometslobodan ervacanin ← Previous Story IHF SUPER GLOBE 2014: Barca and Flensburg win the groups! Next Story → IHF Super Globe: Flensburg-Al Sadd, Barcelona-El Jaish in semifinals
When selecting storage for a new PC there is a choice to be made. Do you go with the cheap, high capacity hard drive, or the expensive, super-fast SSD option instead? It’s a tough choice, but one that OCZ just added a third option to.The storage specialist has introduced a new SSD drive called the OCZ Synapse Cache. It can be used as a standalone SSD drive, but its real purpose is to sit next to your existing hard drive. That’s because OCZ has optimized it for caching, meaning in conjunction with some cache software called Dataplex, it can identify which applications, and therefore data, is being used the most frequently.Once the Synapse and Dataplex combination has figured out what your most used data is, it transfers those files on to the SSD allowing them to be accessed much more quickly than off the hard drive. In essence, you get the best of both worlds: masses of storage on a hard drive, but then SSD performance for your most used software.The Synapse Cache is being offered in both 64GB and 128GB capacities, meaning even if you use a lot of different software packages and associated data, there’s going to be enough space on these drives to cater for it all. In terms of overall performance of the SSD, reads speeds top out at 550MB/s and writes speeds at 490MB/s for the 64GB model. The 128GB Synapse is slightly better at 550/510.Check out these comparisons and specs to see what the Synapse could potentially do for data access performance (click to enlarge): Unfortunately, the two important things we don’t know yet are price and availability. Hopefully both drives are prices well below your typical SSD seeing as they are being pushed as a complementary product for your hard drive rather than a replacement for it.Read more at the OCZ press release and Synapse Cache product page
When one of the software world’s biggest advocates for end user privacy and control over personal data takes the wraps off a new social activity layer for its browser, you’d probably expect its first partner to be someone who’s gone to the mats to protect its users. So when Mozilla announced that its first big partnership for the Firefox Social API was none other than Facebook, more than a few eyebrows were quizzically raised.Privacy questions aside, it’s nice to see Mozilla score such a major win here. Facebook is one of the biggest sites on the web, and thousands of other sites integrate with its APIs in order to provide visitors with social sharing and recommendations. To have such a prominent partner this early in the game could be huge for both the Social API and Firefox — if even a small portion of Facebook’s billion-plus users decide to make the switch.So how does it work? Just install one of the unstable Firefox builds (Beta, Nightly, or Aurora) and then head on over to Facebook. Once you land and have logged in, Facebook should notice that you’re using Firefox with Social API support and offer to activate the sidebar. That’s how Mozilla’s introductory blog post says things should happen, but you may find that nothing actually occurs.Don’t panic — you just need to toggle a pair of settings. Open another tab and browse to about:config, and then search for social in the Awesome Bar. Double-click both social.active and social.enabled, and their boolean values should change to true. Once that’s done, switch back to your Facebook tab and reload the page. You should see the sidebar appear and a quartet of Facebook icons added to the main toolbar. The changes may even take place on their own, but an F5-kickstart will get things going if they don’t.So far, Facebook’s Social API brings a go-anywhere Messenger to your Firefox, plus the three activity buttons from Facebook’s menu bar: friend requests, messages, and notifications. Inside the Awesome Bar, you’ll notice a like button — presumably one day sites will be able to forego social sharing widgets and let providers like Facebook and Twitter use Social API to offer sharing options right in the browser. Desktop notifications are also supported, allowing you to receive toasts from Facebook when someone pings you. They can be disabled, too, if you’d rather click in to check manually.As slick as this first look appears, the next step will be a critical one. How do you add support for multiple providers without cluttering up the Firefox interface? If you’ve got several accounts that you use regularly for sharing — like Google, Twitter, and Pinterest, for example — it seems like the Awesome Bar could quickly become overrun with icons and the sidebar overloaded with activity. Then again, if you’re the type of person that leans heavily on social networking services, that might be just what the doctor ordered anyway.More at Mozilla
Carlos Ghosn, Chairman of NissanNissanTokyo prosecutors on Monday indicted former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn for under-reporting his earnings over five years leading to March 2015 and issued an arrest warrant for additional charges.Ghosn, 64, was arrested in Tokyo on November 19 for allegedly failing to report 5 billion yen ($44 million) of his salary to the authorities, reports Efe news.Ghosn, whose detention period was to end on Monday, has also been issued with an arrest warrant for further charges, according to the prosecutors’ documents.Nissan was also indicted in the case, with documents saying that the company had also committed irregularities in its financial statements.Former Nissan Representative Director Greg Kelly was also indicted for conspiring with Ghosn and has been re-arrested.According to one of the documents, between 2011 and 2015, Ghosn reported half of what was agreed with Nissan. However, discrepancies over the three subsequent years are much greater.Ghosn remains the chairman and CEO of Renault, which has an alliance with Nissan.He was removed from the Mitsubishi chairman post, the third company in the two-decade-long alliance.According to the reports, the payment amount not declared by Ghosn was part of compensation he was to receive after leaving the company.
To bring art and artists from the world at one platform, Lalit Kala Akademy’s first International Art Fair is being held at IGNCA, Delhi. The Kala Mela is proving to be a world-class exhibition place for every artist. In order to add a feather on the cap, there is a long list of participants who want to spread the essence of their art to common people. On the fourth day, International Art Fair was abuzz with artists and art lovers. In such art-loving atmosphere, the main glimpses of the day were Violin by Nuno Flores, Portugal, screening of Portuguese film ‘Glances at Distance’, 26-minutes long film screening on artist duo Gilbert and George and another film screening on S H Raza. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfG Azhicode, a mural artist from Kerala, exhibits the beauty of traditional Kerala in his mural paintings at the festival. The artist came all the way from the coastal state to be a part of International Art Fair and it fetched him worth-drooling art-contract from IGNCA for three years, for mural and canvas paintings. Azhicode is not the only artist to get a contract at the Art Fair. 26-years-old Anamika shares similar excitement. She cracked a deal with Delhi’s Roki Art Gallery to exhibit her work. Holding fort for famous artists like Arpan Bhowmik, art curator Arup Chatterjee gleefully announces that a wall full of Arpan Bhowmik’s paintings have been purchased by art lovers. Arpan Bhowmik is a renowned artist who is famous for depicting quintessential forms of cities in his paintings has also introduced mini-paintings in the Kala Mela at a very affordable rate. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe event was inaugurated by M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India on February 4. Speaking on the occasion, CS Krishna Setty, Administrator, Lalit Kala said, “The mission behind organizing International Kala Mela is to bring artists and art-lovers from across the globe to a single platform. Art must not be restricted to a few, it should be loved and praised by the mass too.”Apart from normal art talks, each day of Kala Mela is scheduled to offer something exciting. Being held at Indira Gandhi National Craft and Art Centre, New Delhi, every day between 12 pm and 8 pm, the fair will last until February 17.
June 11, 2014 — VuCOMP Inc. announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for M-Vu CAD for mammography version 3.1. Concurrently, VuCOMP is releasing an update to its CAD (computer-aided detection) station, which includes the ability to process additional standard screening views. Together, the CAD system updates provide radiologists with faster processing time, enhanced workflow and improved parallel architecture.Jim Pike, president and CTO of VuCOMP, said, “We are committed to the continuous improvement of our product line, and each new release of M-Vu CAD offers advances that provide substantial value to the system and our customers. These latest updates are no exception.”The M-Vu CAD system uses advanced computer vision algorithms to identify areas of a mammogram that are consistent with breast cancer. M-Vu CAD version 1 was the first product to meet the FDA-recommended reader study standard for proving the effectiveness of mammography CAD. VuCOMP continues to provide systematic product updates, fulfilling the company’s commitment to ongoing enhancements for its customers at no additional cost.M-Vu CAD is approved for digital mammography systems manufactured by Carestream, Fuji, GE, Giotto, Hologic, Konica Minolta, Philips, Planmed and Siemens. For clinics having a variety of digital mammography systems, M-Vu can now provide a unified solution.In addition to M-Vu CAD, VuCOMP has developed and commercialized a M-Vu Breast Density solution that received FDA market clearance in December 2013.For more information: www.vucomp.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Technology | June 11, 2014 FDA Clears VuCOMP M-Vu Computer-Aided Detection for Mammography Version 3.1 News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 26, 2019 Progenics Pharmaceuticals Collaborating With Veterans Affairs on AI Cancer Imaging Research Program Oncology company Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced their collaboration with the Veterans Affairs Greater Los… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more
Qantas and Tourism Australia have signed a $20 million deal to promote Australia to the world.The three year agreement involves a joint investment from Qantas and Tourism Australia to attract more international visitors to Australia, with a focus on the United States, Asia, the United Kingdom and Europe.With an emphasis on digital marketing, the new agreement will see Tourism Australia and the national carrier invest in joint campaigns that will be supported through public relations, social media and trade activities, and includes an anonymised data sharing arrangement to better reach customers considering travelling to Australia.Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan signed the deal today, marking a new era of partnership between the two organisations.Mr Joyce said Qantas’ multi-million dollar investment with Tourism Australia was about continuing the momentum of the tourism boom to deliver bigger benefits for Australia.“Both Qantas and Tourism Australia want the same thing – a strong tourism industry that makes Australia the first choice for people all over the world. With tourism both to-and-within Australia on the rise, it’s the ideal time for us to join forces once again,” said Mr Joyce.“Over the past two years Qantas has been increasing capacity to destinations around the world, building our alliances with the world’s biggest airlines, and investing in our fleet, lounges and technology to make sure that visitors to Australia get the best possible travel experience.“This new investment builds on the marketing we already do and our partnerships with state and territory governments to put Australia’s best foot forward.“Qantas has always been the biggest private sector supporter of Australian tourism and we will continue to focus on growing visitor numbers.”In the past year alone Qantas flew more than three million international visitors to Australia – more than any other airline – helping drive a double digit percentage increase in tourists from Asia, in particular.Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O’Sullivan, said he was extremely pleased to have a formal multi-year agreement with Qantas once again.“When you consider the nature of our respective businesses, this is a deal which just makes sense – for Tourism Australia, for Qantas and, most of all, for Australian inbound tourism. The shared resources this agreement brings together are considerable and we’re very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead to grow international inbound traffic and increase regional dispersal,” said Mr O’Sullivan.“The plans we have around data sharing are particularly exciting, allowing us to be more efficient and effective with our advertising but also enabling us to provide consumers with a much more relevant and personalised online experience.”Qantas invests more than $80 million in promoting Australia to the world. In addition to the new partnership with Tourism Australia, this contribution to tourism promotion includes marketing partnerships with New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Northern Territory marketing agencies. This is over-and-above Qantas’ direct advertising and owned media activity across its global network.Qantas and Tourism Australia have collaborated on smaller projects over the past six months, including promoting the destinations featured in Qantas’ latest safety demonstration video. QantasSource = Qantas
A 61-year-old tourist from the UK who went missing on Monday, was found dead on Tuesday morning at the beach close to his Paphos hotel.The man was found on Kotsias beach in Lemba, not far from the hotel he was staying. He was reportedly suffering from serious health problems.The 61-year-old who was on the island on holiday, was to depart for the UK on Monday but went missing after checking out of the hotel. A friend of his who was staying at the same hotel had reported his disappearance to police.During a search on Monday, the man’s luggage was located outside the hotel while his jacket was found floating in the sea.A post mortem will be carried out.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Eleven sculptors from various countries are currently working on 13 creations for the Ayia Napa sculpture symposium being orgnanised for the sixth consecutive year.The aim is to enrich the coastal resort’s 20,000 square-metre sculpture park with the works of artists from around the world.At the moment, phase two of the symposium is underway and is to wrap up on April 15.The theme of the sixth Ayia Napa Sculpture Symposium is The Human and Νature.In total 13 works are being created by 11 artists. These are: ‘Fragmented Memories’ by Spanish artist Daniel Perez, ‘Pegasus’ and ‘Ninpha’ by Georgian Ivan Malkhaz Tsiskadze, ‘Grain’, ‘Love as Symbol of Goodness’, ‘Pegasus’ and ‘Life’ by the Ukrainians Olena Dodatko, Ιhor Tkachivskyi and Ina Tkachivska, ‘Happiness’ by Viktar Kopach from Belarus, ‘Wind Mill’ by Sestilio Burattini from Italy, ‘Minotaur’ by Russian Νikolay Karlykhanov, ‘Memory’ by Iranian Saeid Ahmadi, ‘Artemis’ by Thierry Lauwers, and ‘Gate to the Sea’ by Ciprian Hopertean from Romania.Perez already completed his own work and received a commemorative plaque from Ayia Napa Mayor Yiannis Karousos. The artist said that the sculpture symposium is one of the best in the world. The sculpture park, he said, was the largest open-air art gallery and unique.Ayia Napa aspires to establish its sculpture park as “a unique attraction of interest.”The annual sculpture symposium events are aimed at encouraging exchange of art knowledge and experiences amongst artists of different cultures and introduce to the thousands of Ayia Napa visitors the art of sculpture. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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