After the establishment of summer flights of KLM aircraft to Split, i Air France got involved in opening new summer air routes.For 2018, they have prepared flights from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Bari in Italy, Cagliari in Sicily, Ibiza in Spain and Perpignan in France. But the most important thing for us is certainly the decision of this airline to establish new flights in the summer season and for Dubrovnik – the pearl of the Adriatic, a city of unique cultural and political history, part UNESCOof this World Heritage List since 1979.With the establishment of Air France’s seasonal flights, both domestic tourists and passengers have the opportunity to travel by Air France planes to Paris, and then to other world destinations. Air France aircraft will fly from June 19 to September 1, 2018, twice a week with Airbus A2 aircraft.Air France – KLM is a world leader in international transport with departures from Europe. In collaboration with its partners, Transavia and HOP! in 2016 they offered their travelers 320 destinations in 114 countries around the world. With a fleet of 534 aircraft and 93,4 million passengers carried in 2016. Air France-KLM from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and Charles de Gaulle in Paris have 2200 flights a day.The Flying Blue frequent flyer loyalty program is the leader in Europe with 27 million users. Air France – KLM is also a member of the Skyteam group of 20 airlines offering access to a global flight network with more than 16270 flights a day to 1057 destinations in 179 countries.
The Paris Olympics might be scheduled for 2024, but they are already feeling the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic that has seen this year’s Tokyo Games postponed by a year to 2021.”There will be better days to come, that’s for sure,” says Denis Masseglia, president of the French National Olympic Committee.Masseglia has acknowledged that the outlook for organizing committee head Tony Estanguet is “not looking good”, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the subsequent postponement of the Tokyo Games and “concern over the economic recovery coupled with a possible second wave” of coronavirus cases. More expensive? The current economic reality is that the organizing committee will have to make some cuts as key revenues from sponsors are expected to be smaller that initially forecast.Paris’ first Olympics since 1924 are set to have a budget of 6.8 billion euros ($7.71 billion) with Estanguet’s local body covering 3.8 billion euros of the cost of which some 1.1 billion euros is to come from sponsors.”We know this was an ambition that was fairly cautious. Today, it becomes a real ambition that we will have to seek,” acknowledged Estanguet, adding that “between 30-40 percent of the target had already been met”.Construction has also been hit, with Solideo, the public company expected to start work in 2021 on big projects such as the Olympic Village, which will house 10,500 competitors, expected to raise its bill due to related building costs.A prime example is the Aquatic Centre, which will be constructed just opposite the Stade de France, the existing main stadium for the Games north of Paris. The cost of the swimming venue had risen sharply from 113 million euros to 174.7 million euros by the end of April.Given the long history of Olympic budgets going well beyond their initial estimations, one source was clear about what had to happen.”Either we increase the budget” for Solideo, which amounts to 3.0 billion euros (including 1.5 billion euros of public funds from the state) “or it will be necessary to make some cuts to the projects”, the source said. But four years out from the opening ceremony in Paris, Estanguet refuses to be pessimistic.”This project presents the possibility of showing off an enthusiastic France which will welcome the world,” the three-time Olympic gold medalist in canoeing said Tuesday. Northern legacyOne of the most telling announcements for Paris organizers came in December, when the Pacific island of Tahiti was unveiled as host of the surfing competition and the iconic Place de la Concorde in Paris revealed as the venue for “urban sports” such as sport climbing, three-on-three basketball, BMX freestyle, breakdance and skateboard, guaranteeing broadcasters some dream images.But now, Estanguet is warning that the whole of the project is under review and “there will maybe be a game of musical chairs” when it comes to venues.With that game, however, comes potential political drama between the organizers and the Seine-Saint-Denis department, the poorest in metropolitan France but around which much of the Olympic legacy planning has been based — and promised — echoing the approach that the 2012 organizers took with Stratford in east London.”The heart of the Olympic Games is in Seine-Saint-Denis, and it’s a condition of the commitment of Seine-Saint-Denis in this project,” Stephane Troussel, head of the department’s council, told AFP.”There is no question of stripping our area of the tangible and intangible legacy of the Games.” Topics :
40 Views one comment LocalNews Dominica preparing to host Caribbean Week of Agriculture in October by: – September 7, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Banner of the 10th Annual Caribbean Week of Agriculture.Dominica is preparing to host almost three hundred regional delegates between October 9th and 15th for the 10th Annual Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) where issues focusing on the challenges facing regional agriculture will be discussed.The week of activities will focus seek to identify new opportunities and policies which could be adopted in the region for the benefit of the sector.At the official media launch for the CWA this morning, Coordinator Mr Edward Registe noted that the conference is very essential as it will highlight and discuss several issues affecting farmers like climate change and droughts, but that farmers will be exposed to various opportunities in the agricultural sector which can assist them.According to Mr Registe, several stakeholders in the service sector particularly the hotels, guest houses, taxi operators and caters are set to benefit from this week of conferences.Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Mr Samuel Carrette while addressing the media launch said that the CWA will assist in the development of a fully diversified acclimatized agricultural sector.“The context within which Caribbean Week of Agriculture is going to take place in Dominica is one that speaks to efforts by Government and of course the various stakeholders in agriculture to build a sector that is more demand driven, climate resilient, a fully diversified agricultural sector and informed largely by science and technology and the transfer and the application of knowledge and that for us is very important,” he said.In related news, Minister for Agriculture Honourable Matthew Walter issued a call to the general public to ensure that guests are treated well, that farmers are engaged in this conference to ensure that desired objectives of CWA are realized, and that farms meet the required sanitary standards.Several regional and international dignitaries are expected here for the week including CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRoque who will be returning home for the first time since his recent appointment.The Caribbean Week of Agriculture is being hosted under the aegis of the regional alliance made up of various agencies including CARICOM, IICA, CARDI, CTA and FAO who all have vested interest in the development of the regional Agricultural sector.The theme for this year’s conference is “Caribbean Food and Nutrition Security in a changing climate – The Nature Island Experience.”A major trade show which will showcase agricultural products and produce will be on display at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium for three days, a farmers forum and buyers conference are all activities which will form part of the Caribbean Agricultural Week.A website was also launched at this morning ceremony; www.CWADominica.dm, where all the programmes, schedule of events, registration information, accommodation, tours and press releases will be made available.Dominica Vibes News
Bradley Lowery is a five-year old fan of Sunderland, who suffers from cancer, and who recently had the opportunity to score against our national team goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, which was his great desire.According to The Sun, doctors estimated that five year old boy has only a few weeks of life left, and he shared the prize for scoring goal of the month with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who scored his amazing goal against Sunderland.Take a look at the video.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)