The World Tourism Organization and the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero (ITH) have joined forces to advance innovation in the tourism sector. The aim of this partnership is to face the problems of the sector and to work closely together to achieve the common goals of these two authorities.The World Tourism Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations, also a leading stakeholder in the international context of tourism, with an emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship within the sector and the promotion of the digital transformation of tourist destinations. Also, the cooperation seeks to improve the interaction between these two actors. Namely, in the period that follows, UNWTO and ITH will cooperate in the implementation of projects in the field of digital transformation, sustainability and the creation of the so-called. “Smart” destination.The Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero fully supports the goals of the UNWTO, and in turn the World Tourism Organization recognizes the significant contribution of the private sector to tourism. Moreover, the aim is to continue to promote cooperation with relevant stakeholders in the private sector.ITH is the response of the hotel sector to the challenges that technological progress poses to entrepreneurship in the field of tourism. This innovation center, established 14 years ago, is an extension of the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Accommodation (CEHAT), and aims to promote the use of new technologies and management systems that can improve the competitiveness, profitability, quality, productivity and sustainability of companies related to the hotel and tourism sector.Also, the demands set by the United Nations in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which we wrote about earlier, were recently responded to by Belarus. Namely, the political leadership of Belarus has decided to pay a 30-day visa-free visit to this country for citizens of 74 countries traveling through the airport in Minsk. This is the latest decision of a national policy aimed at a safer and more integrated journey. The UNWTO welcomed and supported this effort to simplify the visa system, which is a continuation of the Belarusian government’s April 2016 decision. In one year, Belarus has extended its stay from five days to 30 days.The UNWTO also announces a recent analysis of data collected in 2018, which is about revolutionary shifts in several regions of the world.By 2030, the aim is to establish a functional framework that will create the preconditions for tourism to become one of the carriers of development and a generator of potential. Establishing more integrated travel is key to achieving these goals.
December 21, 2019
James DeGale’s fight against Spaniard Jose Maria Guerrero in Liverpool on Friday has been called off.The Harlesden super-middleweight was to top the bill at the city’s Echo Arena, but the show has been rescheduled for Friday, 27 January.His arch rival and fellow west Londoner George Groves was recently forced to withdraw from his planned fight on the same show because of a hand injury.DeGale was preparing to defend his WBO Intercontintental title. His European crown would not have been on the line as he had been pencilled in for a February defence of that title against mandatory challenger Cristian Sanavia.Related stories:Spaniard fires warning to DeGaleInjury rules Groves out of Liverpool fightLet history decide
October 24, 2019
Approximately 1,000 public schools at the infant, primary and secondary levels will open their doors to welcome almost 500,000 students for the new school year. In addition, hundreds of early-childhood institutions operated by community-based and private entities will extend their arms to admit thousands of four- to six-year-olds. With less than a week before the start of the 2017-2018 school year, Educators in several institutions in rural Jamaica say they are more than ready for the tasks ahead. Story Highlights In the meantime, Vice-Principal of Godfrey Stewart High School in Westmoreland, Emily Ricketts, tells JIS News that one of the challenges her school is facing is to accommodate the high number of requests for transfers. With less than a week before the start of the 2017-2018 school year, Educators in several institutions in rural Jamaica say they are more than ready for the tasks ahead.However, they say that while they will be doing their best to facilitate the needs of thousands of students in the classrooms, “we are hoping that parents will also do their part in giving us some much-needed assistance”.Approximately 1,000 public schools at the infant, primary and secondary levels will open their doors to welcome almost 500,000 students for the new school year. In addition, hundreds of early-childhood institutions operated by community-based and private entities will extend their arms to admit thousands of four- to six-year-olds.The educators also note that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and its regional bodies have been of “tremendous help” and should be commended for their assistance in some very critical areas.“We are doing our best to ensure we have an environment that is conducive to learning for the one thousand-plus students who will be rolling through our corridors next Monday (September 4),” Principal of John Rollins Success Primary in Barrett Town, St. James, Yvonne Williams-Wisdom, tells JIS News.“We must commend the Ministry for its commitment in ensuring that no child is left behind and for the continuation of the lunch and breakfast programmes for needy students. Of course, there will be challenges. However, as best as possible, I am confident we are ready for the start of the new school year,” she says.Ms. Williams-Wisdom says that while security was a major concern in the past, the school has now hired a security firm “to keep intruders out” and to ensure that “our students and teachers remain safe”.For her part, Senior Teacher at Beecher Town Primary in St. Ann, Carmen Brown, says while the back-to-school preparations have been going well, the water situation at the facility remains a challenge.“We have a catchment where we have to rely on the rain and also trucked water from the National Water Commission (NWC). It is not the perfect situation, but we have to make do with the reality at hand,” she adds.Ms. Brown, whose school has excelled in both academics and cultural activities, says that teachers at Beecher Town Primary are really looking forward to the start of the new school year, noting that “our job here is to try and provide the highest quality of education for our children”.In anticipation of the new school year, the Ministry has been busy sending out senior officers in the field to engage in dialogue with educators as it relates to chartering a way forward.Emphasising that education is the most important gift a parent can pass on to a child, portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, told a recent Jamaica Teachers’ Association conference that every child in Jamaica that is of age to go to school must do so as provided for in the Education Code.“No child must be kept at home without good cause, and no school must exclude any student,” the Education Minister declared.In the meantime, Vice-Principal of Godfrey Stewart High School in Westmoreland, Emily Ricketts, tells JIS News that one of the challenges her school is facing is to accommodate the high number of requests for transfers.“Godfrey Stewart has emerged as a school of choice for many students in Westmoreland. Unfortunately, especially on the eve of back-to-school, we are unable to accommodate many of the transfer requests we are getting,” she says.Ms. Ricketts notes that the school is well prepared for back-to-school activities. “We are all very positive and excited about the prospects of a very good school year,” she says.Over at Maldon Primary in Maroon Town, St. James, expectations are high for a very successful school year.Principal, Audrey Bernard-Kilbourne, tells JIS News: “We too have our fair share of challenges. However, we have been good in working with what we have, and our dedicated teachers and equally dedicated students are ready for whatever lies ahead. Yes, we are ready for the new school year.”
October 14, 2019
APTN National NewsSo much is unknown about First Nation economic development zones or urban reserves.A discussion was held in Winnipeg to help dispel myths and educate.Urban reserves are not uncommon in Saskatchewan, so who better to inform the people.With more on this story here is APTN National News reporter Matt Thordarson.
September 30, 2019
Since 2006, Bortles’s QBR was easily the worst by the QB on a team that scored at least 50 points. Or 45. Or even 40. Among teams scoring 30 or more points, only Eli Manning’s microscopic 0.2 QBR in this 38-21 win against the Buffalo Bills was worse. (Naturally, Eli followed up that stinker with a near-upset of the 15-0 New England Patriots and then won four straight games, including the Super Bowl.) The average sub-5.0-QBR game yields a shade under 9.9 points. Overcoming that kind of performance, much less stacking another 40 points of production on top of it, requires something remarkable.In Manning’s case, it was two long rushing touchdowns and two defensive touchdowns. For Jacksonville, it was a couple of return touchdowns — a fumble and a punt — plus a dangerous Bortles pass to Allen Hurns that was nearly intercepted but instead turned into an 80-yard touchdown. The latter was likely scored as a bad pass despite its good result, which is one of the selling points for QBR — that its individual inputs and charting make it a better representation of play than traditional QB rating (which put Bortles at 114.6). But then, the black-box mechanics of QBR can also lead to wacky results; the formula, with all its credit-splitting and other arcana, undeniably makes more sense on a season-long scale than in single games.Even so, outliers as extreme as Bortles’s win don’t come along every week — or every decade. Fifty-point games are rare, but ones in which the quarterback is so immaterial to the product are all but non-existent. Fifty-point outings are pretty rare in the NFL. When teams do break the half-century barrier, it’s usually the result of an exceptional individual performance; in 26 of the NFL’s 36 50-point games since 2006,1The first season for which TruMedia has game-by-game Total QBR data. the high-scoring team’s primary passer2Meaning the QB who attempted the most passes for the team in the game. posted a score of 90 or better on Total QBR’s 0-to-100 scale, where 50 is average.Only twice in the past decade has a team dropped 50 or more on an opponent despite its quarterback having a QBR below league average. The first was a mediocre Jay Cutler game from 2012, in which Cutler had a QBR of 43.8 — not horrendous, though also not what you think of when you envision a 50-point offensive outburst. The second happened Sunday, in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ out-of-nowhere 51-16 romp over the tailspinning Indianapolis Colts. Because, despite his team’s huge scoring output, Jags QB Blake Bortles posted an impossibly low 3.8 QBR for the game:
September 17, 2019
Related Items:#50Dominicanpoacherssenthome, #DRNavycomesforpoachers, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 4, 2017 – Nassau – A Dominican Naval vessel was in country on Thursday, in The Bahamas to pick up 50 fishermen who were charged and sentenced for poaching in Bahamian waters last year November. The Royal Bahamas Defense Force reports that the two Dominican vessels, Sheyla and Johnniel, were caught with approximately 68,000 pounds of fish and crawfish aboard.Altogether, 51 Dominicans were arrested. 50 of the poachers were subsequently charged with illegal fishing and sentenced to 6 months in prison or a fine of $20,000 each. However, the captain of one of the vessels was charged with endangering a vessel and subsequently sentenced to 16 months in prison because he rammed a defense force boat in a failed attempt to escape.The Captain, Victor Diaz, remains locked up until 2018 for his crimes. Diaz pled guilty to an additional charge of eight counts of causing the safety of HMBS Madeira to be endangered with intent to cause danger or harm; and one count of Damage. The Dominican naval vessel was escorted in and out of Bahamian waters by a Defence Force patrol craft.#MagneticMediaNews#DRNavycomesforpoachers#50Dominicanpoacherssenthome
September 17, 2019
Virgil van Dijk believes Liverpool’s attacking trio in Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane can be “undefendable” following their 5-1 win over ArsenalThe trio scored all of Liverpool’s goals on Saturday at Anfield as they extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points from Manchester City.The Reds have won their last nine league games now with City coach Pep Guardiola suggesting they may be the world’s best team right now.“We were almost perfect. We conceded the goal. That was the only thing,” said Van Dijk, according to FourFourTwo.“But it was an important win. We have finished 2018 now pretty well, and hopefully, we can keep that going.“Confidence is definitely here, but it can change over a couple of games. We won’t get carried away.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We need to keep doing what we have been doing. There will be setbacks, as there always is in life, but it’s how you react and so far we have been doing pretty well.”Salah, Mane and Firmino have scored a combined total of 28 of Liverpool’s 48 Premier League goals this season.“At the beginning of the season, people were saying they [the front three] didn’t click,” said Van Dijk.“They’re fantastic. You see in this game as well and they can be undefendable. It’s scary — and I’m happy to see that.”Jurgen Klopp’s side will next take on City on Thursday at the Etihad Stadium with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).