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This is a simple plea in-spite of the Millions to be spent shifting sand artificially along the Adelaide Coastline. While there are other, more effective and long term solutions being washed up on Glenelg Esplanade.
Noone could artificial develop anything as environmentally friendly as this sand-trapping solution, ingeniously invented to the beach by a storm. Let alone as cost effective.
ΔΙΑΤΗΡΗΣΗ ΑΥΤΟΤΕΛΕΙΑΣ ΤΟΥ ΤΜΗΜΑΤΟΣ ΔΙΟΙΚΗΣΗΣ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΤΙΚΩΝ ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΣΕΩΝ ΤΟΥ ΤΕΙ ΑΘΗΝΑΣ - MAINTAIN THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM ADMINISTRATION OF TEI ATHENS
Μετά την δημοσιοποίηση του σχεδίου Αθηνά το Τμήμα Διοίκησης Τουριστικών Επιχειρήσεων του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας χάνει την Αυτοτέλειά του και μετατρέπεται σε κατεύθυνση στο τμήμα Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων με λιγοστά Τουριστικά Μαθήματα.
Η Γενική Συνέλευση του Τμήματος Διοίκησης Τουριστικών Επιχειρήσεων του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας (6/2/2013) αποφάσισε ομόφωνα:
- Την απόρριψη της πρότασης του σχεδίου Αθηνά και ζητάει από όλους τους αρμόδιους φορείς το Τμήμα Διοίκησης Τουριστικών Επιχειρήσεων του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας να συνεχίσει αυτόνομα την λειτουργία του ως ανεξάρτητο τμήμα της σχολής Διοίκησης και Οικονομίας του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας.
- Να αγωνιστεί για την άμεση αναγνώριση των μεταπτυχιακών προγραμμάτων σπουδών που 5 χρόνια τώρα «κοιμούνται» στο Υπουργείο Παιδείας, αλλά και να αγωνιστεί για την άμεση προκήρυξη θέσεων εκπαιδευτικού προσωπικού.
- Δημοσιοποίηση των παραπάνω θέσεων σε όλα τα ΜΜΕ καθώς και σε όλα τα κόμματα της Βουλής των Ελλήνων.
Campaign to have the Federal Government fund the Great Ocean Road for $50m over the next 5 years..
The village of Mataria (part of Cairo) was popular among pilgrims from the Holy Land and was considered one of the holy sites and a blessed place. Of all the sites visited by pilgrims after Christianity was declared the religion of the Roman Empire at the beginning of the fourth century, this tree was regarded as the most holy.
It is told that as Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus tried to escape from those pursuing them and the trunk of the sycamore tree miraculously opened its bark where they hid inside, escaping detection. The tree is said to have medicinal properties, which is the reason why its branches are depleted.
Nearby it is believed that a spring of water gushed out of the ground forming a pool where the Virgin Mary bathed Jesus is also said to be part of the miracles of the place because of its healing water. This is now known as the "Well of Mary"
Oct. 29, 2012
Jonaf Ortojan died at Amihan, Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental while attempting to save the life of a another person. There was no help to be found around the resort.
Despite being well known as a tourism destination and having notorious waves and being part of open sea, there is a huge hole in the safety of tourists.
No standby ambulance
No First aid desks
We the undersinged are requesting from Crypton Future Media-The Creators of Hatsune Miku & The Croatian Minister of Tourism to bring Hatsune Miku to Europe & Croatia, so she can held her concert!
The Shuswap Environmental Action Society is supporting the concerned residents of White Lake who are opposing plans by B.C. Timber Sales to log in the hillsides above their homes.
Of great concern, is the 16-hectare (40 acre) block directly behind the community hall where recreational trails lead up to the White Lake lookout.
It's been going on for centuries in the mountain range villages of Bulgaria. Clear evidence of the unsurpassed, undying evil genius of the Bulgarian Homo Rapiens.
Instead of placing scarecrows, poor, defenseless dogs are regularly tied up by the villagers with a short, rusty chain to a post in the wilderness, near someone's ranch, to scare away predators. The chain leaves for little or no movement on the muddy ground.
Soiled in their urine and feces, frustrated, left without food or water for days in the scorching 40 C heat, exposed to predators, unable to fight or run, uncared for, unwanted, untreated and forgotten, they die in agony and terror from thirst, starvation, disease, or their wounds if attacked and mutilated by the raving beasts.
This kind of abuse is common and widespread. Despite the numerous tragic reports of dogs who have suffered and died in such despicable conditions, nothing has been done by the regulatory authorities or the police to amend the situation or punish those responsible.
This kind of animal neglect should never happen. But when it does, it must be exposed and stopped.
To understand what is happening on Beale Street is to understand the history of that place. Once one of the largest, most culturally vibrant Black communities in the united States, it was allowed to deteriorate by the white government in the 1960's, then came the order for wrecking ball of federal "Model Cities" programs which dispersed the Black population in 1969, and finally in the late 1970's and early 1980's came the white vulture developers and downtown businessmen, who redeveloped the area as a white entertainment district.
So the Beale Street Merchants Association, white businessmen, want to protect their investment, are using the police as their attack dogs. Black people who live here in Memphis are not wanted or allowed to enjoy the venues of what was once their own community, and for which they pay taxes. They are frequently arrested for "loitering" and other bogus offenses; they are then beaten in custody by officers.
What bothers us about Memphis is that the Mayor and majority Black city government passively accept this state of affairs where the Black youth are brutalized and beaten when they are arrested for trivial offenses in the Beale Street district. When they are drunk and rowdy, whites are arrested, even those who have knives like this Basil Fleming guy (see news article below), but they are not beaten, shot and killed. We feel an online tourist boycott of Beale Street is called for], just to get their attention, and to demand justice for this young man killed by the police. The merchants should not be allowed to profit from the death of Christian Freeman, in a bid to intimidate and discriminate against Blacks.
We cannot passively sit by while this type of racist misbehavior and abuse by the police, abetted by the politicians and greedy businessmen takes place. We are calling for all those opposed to racism and the prevention of abuse by the authorities to join us in organizing this international tourist and consumer boycott of the city of Memphis and the Beale Street entertainment district. No matter where you live in the world, you can help us. We will hold some type of grassroots community activism in Memphis down in the Beale Street area to show our displeasure, but you can tell the mayor and businessmen, that their discrimination is totally unacceptable.
They will only respond to pressure, so let's pressure them. You can write to the mayor, A.C. Wharton, at email@example.com and demand that the cops stop harassing Blacks and prosecute the cops involved with the killing of Christian Freeman, and tell the Beale Street Merchants Association, that you are part of an international boycott against them. firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer, you can call by phone (901) 529-0999, or send a fax: (901) 529-4022 .
Love and struggle,
Lorenzo Komboa Ervin
Let's Organize the Hood
P.O. Box 16382, Memphis, TN. 38186-0382
The arena is costing too much and will not be used nearly as much as a high speed train.
The arenas benefits are low, and the funds created by the arena will not directly affect the citizens.
By contrast, arena funds could be diverted to high speed rail. The business that goes back and forth from Edmonton to Calgary would be made easier and a lot more pleasant with a high speed train.
For decades all lost, abandoned and stray dogs and cats in Bulgaria have been subject to horrific abuse and mass extermination by the State and its institutions.
Barb wired death camps, called "isolators", especially designed for mass murder, have been operational all over the country, where millions of innocent, defenseless souls have perished in most despicable, cruel ways, tortured and killed by sadists and perverts, employed by the State. While the death machine pounding, the State propaganda has been engaged in "rationalization of murder" and disengagement of the moral standards of society by portraying such inhumane behavior toward sentient beings as socially acceptable and even desirable, by degrading and dehumanizing homeless animals, portraying them as vicious, dangerous beasts praying on humans. Moreover under such conditions of low moral standards and displaced responsibility, bloodthirsty morons, vigilantes and "concerned citizens", have been engaging systematically in animal "hunts" and various barbaric acts of animal torture and abuse, portrayed by the media as "solving the problem".
There was hope in 2007, when as a result of numerous petitions and complaints by Bulgarian citizens and NGOs regarding the serious welfare problems of stray animals, the European Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals wrote to the Bulgarian authorities, reminding them that Bulgaria has ratified the European Council's Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals which makes it a binding obligation to take measures in this field. The Intergroup expressed hopes that the Bulgarian institutions would engage in the legislative process by voting and enacting effective measures to solve the problems of stray animals without recurring to a simple "catch and kill policy", which has proven to be completely ineffective and which is moreover unacceptable on moral and ethical grounds. As a consequence in 2008 the Animal Welfare Act was passed in Parliament, according to which TNR /trap, neuter and return/ programs were to be carried out for the humane solution of the stray animal overpopulation problem.
Sadly, in a country eaten by corruption, populism and greed, hatred prevailed. The Government, accustomed to solving all political, economic and social problems by murder, not only failed to enforce the Act but actively sabotaged it. The killings continued while the State institutions did all they could to destroy whatever evidence and records existed as to the numbers they knew they had murdered.
And it got worse. Irritated by the fact that not only the morality but the legality of their actions was constantly challenged by various animal welfare and animal rights organizations, the State decided to fight back. On the 4th of April 2012, the Minister of Agriculture - Miroslav Naydenov officially announced that following orders by the Prime minister - Bojko Borisov, he would start a legislative initiative to change back the Animal Welfare Act and Ordinance 41, and thus legalize again the indiscriminate, mass slaughter of stray dogs and cats. Moreover he promised he would make all necessary legal changes as to completely cut out the NGOs and animal rights activists from the decision making process and curtail their rights to inspect, challenge and control State institutions and their activities.
This is truly disgusting, unlawful and unacceptable in the 21st century in a country member of the EU, pretending to be civilized. This truly is genocide and fascism in its purest form.
This petition is specifically in response to the recent lawsuit against Balcony Music Club (BMC) and citations handed down to Maison, Mojito’s and Vaso, as well as complaints against the noise levels of Bourbon and Frenchmen Streets and against www.hearthenolamusic.com.
The French Quarter is the life-blood of New Orleans tourism – tourists come in the millions spending in the billions. And tourists don’t come here for a quiet sleepy town. After Katrina, city officials encouraged tourists to return to enjoy The Big Easy and people from the US and across the globe answered the call. As a result, tourism dollars have helped to reinvigorate the city. No city in the US boasts the live music scene that New Orleans does. The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau website (http://www.neworleanscvb.com/press-media/press-kit/whats-new/) details the growth since Katrina.
We understand that French Quarter homeowners should enjoy the advantages of living in this incredible community. However we also believe that living in such a place comes with the understanding that crowds and music are a part of life. There are many beautiful and quiet neighborhoods in New Orleans. Moving next door to a music club would lead one to believe that peace and quiet is not a priority.
We assert that just as French Quarter residents expect bar/restaurant owners to comply with city noise ordinances that residents also take it upon themselves to take measures to keep noise out (by installing double paned glass or taking other such measures).
That being said, noise ordinances should be followed – with reasonable and agreed upon ordinances in place and officers equipped with properly working decibel readers. In the case of a noise complaint, officers can report to the scene and take a reading. If necessary, citations can be issued and reported with the actual decibel number. Business owners can then equip themselves with decibel readers, police their establishments (making adjustments to their venues if they wish) and work in cooperation the city. This way, should the noise level occur from street activity, officers can focus on the true culprits of the noise. As enjoyable as impromptu street music can be, business owners and the musicians who perform in their venues should not be penalized if they are not the true source of the problem.
**Please sign and share. The goal is 10,000 signatures.**
The proposed Bye Laws being introduced will severely impact the lives of rural living.
There are super facets to this bill, we all accept that slipways NEED to be clear, that certain offenders need to be punished BUT NOT at a price of destroying certain areas of rural life. Banning an activity while including the term "Written Consent" indicates a personality driven law.
This "Harbour" ruling includes sandy beaches as Foreshore-in laws that govern Piers.
Piers in rural areas are not as "piers" can be imagined. Majority are communities where people meet, swimming is a normal activity and a daily activity. Scuba Diving operations are operated from slipways and are commercial businesses which will be impacted.
7.15 No diving operation, swimming or bathing shall be carried out within the
Harbour except with the written consent of the Harbour Master / Authorised
7.18 No person or organisation shall film, photograph or otherwise record for
commercial use, within the Harbour, save with the prior consent of the Council
and by payment of an appropriate fee.
There are charges like parking proposal €1 @hr and clamping proposal which may be sold on to a company.
Piers are where communities gather, always to chat and meet. They are the hub of rural tourism and to be told what we shall and not take a picture is insane as so many things are now commercial..
They have stated that "they would not enforce the draconion ones"!!!
Why include them in the first place..
Triathlon will in it's present state be difficult to obtain insurance to the liability standards requirement.
Did you know that before and after the European tourist season, governments clean the streets from cats and dogs in, for example: Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey?
Many animals are poisoned and die a very painful death, others are beaten to death, or hanged and strangled. Many are hit by cars and left to die.
Some end up in horrible captivity where life is frightening and tormenting, and many die of disease or starvation. Enclosures in these countries are hot in summer and cold in winter. The animals die from heat stroke or freeze to death. The country and the business sector does not want that these animals disturb the good impression of their country and affect tourism negatively.
None of these countries have made efforts to curb the stray animal population by neutering campaigns, or information about neutering to the public. Instead, these countries chose to poison or otherwise get rid of their abandoned, unwanted companion animals. Never or rarely do they punish someone for abuse or murder of animals. These countries are making a strict difference between an animal with an owner and an abandoned animal. In these countries, an abandoned animal can be treated as badly as you like and in many eyes they are seen as unwanted debris that disrupts the community.
Some of these countries still enjoy the torture of bulls during bullfights and have a variety of traditions in which animals are involved and tormented. In all these countries, dogs are used for hunting. These dogs are treated very badly and starvation to death is common between the hunting seasons. They are often killed or abandoned after a bad game.
There is an urgent need for the construction of an amenities block at the Noosa River Mouth. At present the closest amenities is up to 500m to the east.
Due to the nonavailability of toilet amenities at the river mouth car-park, beach goers, boaties, fishermen, surfers and visitors are using the bush adjacent to the car-park to do their business, this bush has become a health hazard.
If one accepts the reasoning that Pembrokeshire is well endowed with a superb Milford Haven Waterway it follows that much of the wealth of the County will be driven by ocean bound arrivals and departures, whether energy products or tourist cruise ships.
The energy products clearly are very successful contributors to the economy. The weakness is that sizeable cruise ships have no berth thus inhibiting any chance of significantly gaining more cruise ship business.
Rail is the transport of the future. New South Wales communities are linked by a valuable community asset - it's rail network. However around 50% of its rail lines are currently non-operational. This petition calls on the NSW Government to repair and restore these lines in stages for the benefit of the people of the NSW regions.
Increasing oil prices and the need to reduce carbon
emission make reviving this network a no-brainer.
We propose a pilot: repair and restoration of the track from Canberra to Cooma, which will have the following benefits:
1. Reducing commuter traffic and increasing traffic safety on the Monaro Highway
• A large and increasing number of cars and trucks travel the highway between Cooma and Canberra daily, including many from Bredbo, Michelago and Royalla.
During the snow season, local farmers are finding stock and produce movements are increasingly hampered and unsafe.
2. More economical carriage of freight, including agricultural products and quarry material
• The renewed line would give regional centres such as Cooma, Michelago, Bredbo and Williamsdale access to the wider NSW network.
3. Better and safer access to the snow fields.
4. Increased tourism
• The train will provide a viable, attractive alternative to bus and car travel to the many tourist sites along the way.
• The Historical Railway Society’s Canberra-Michelago tourist train has been closed for over ten years. If the Government repairs the line, this train will again become a popular and successful operation.
The inevitable success of this pilot will revive enthusiasm for restoration of the rest of the NSW rail network, connecting and revitalising communities across the state.
We are writing to you with a proposal to resolve an issue we have noticed on our street which affects many residents of this city.
We live on Lakeshore Drive, and we have noticed a large and constant amount of pedestrian traffic on this narrow and winding road everyday. People either walk or bike ride on the side of the road to commute back and forth from work, or simply traverse the city which often appears dangerous and unnecessarily challenging for these citizens.
We would like to propose a solution- an extension- to the existing suspended sidewalk between Heron View and Prestige Inn along the harbor’s front edge. As pictured in Appendixes A & B, we could use the available space between Lakeshore Drive and the CPR tracks to construct a wide walkway in a boardwalk style with greenery, Victorian inspired streetlamps and seating fixtures, & scenic viewing areas of the lake and bird sanctuary.
The proposed extension of the existing walkway with crossing/overpass connecting the existing structure to the new suspended walkway which would run alongside Lakeshore Drive up to 23rd Avenue NE is one option –OR- going to 1360 Lakeshore Drive and using the (purchased by the city) strip of land alongside the street from 1360 Lakeshore Drive to 23rd Avenue NE to build a pathway, paved and in the same style as described above, is yet another solution.
We believe creating such an accessible amenity would encourage and support even more people to use green means of travel, and to of course be able to enjoy the beauty of our city and surroundings all the more. It should also easily become a tourist destination!
Besides addressing immediate issues, this walkway could also pave the way for future development and change of the area between Lakeshore Drive to Lakeshore Boulevard. This is a unique space in the city which should be seriously considered and utilized to enjoy it well into the future of our beautiful city.
The above project would be an investment for the city as it would benefit both residents and tourists. It would be a great way to enjoy this part of Shuswap Lake, as well it would provide a link to the north part of the city for commuters and pedestrians alike.
Moyle District Council rejected a request to include £15,000 in this years budget (Feb 2011) to further progress a Tourism/Leisure facility for the Moyle area. Moyle are the only Council in the North who fail to provide a swimming pool for their ratepayers.
The £15,000 would have been utilised to employ experts to apply for £7.5million available in grant assistance to ensure the project envisaged for the Quay Road, Ballycastle became a reality. Moyle Councillors already committed £85,000 to design and Planning.
If you support the development of this project, please Sign the petition.
Eastlink is proposing a new 250ft high cell tower on Lawrencetown Lake, next to Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park.
Lawrencetown Beach is one of the top tourism sites in Nova Scotia and a 250ft high steel tower does not belong next to one of our most attractive resources in Nova Scotia.
Hon’ble Shri Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
Hon’ble Shri P. Chidambaram, Minister, Home Affairs, India
Apropos, the 9th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas slated for January 7-9, 2011 in New Delhi - the Manipuris all over the world join the 24 million strong Indian diaspora to welcome the initiative to lay an elaborate platform for growth of Indians domestic and abroad. We are happy to note that India’s North East Region will be focused during this event and that the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) is an organiser.
While we acknowledge the special efforts of the government of India to boost the economic development of India’s backward NE Region, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that some of India’s archaic policies remain conflicting many of the new development initiatives in the Region defeating their purposes and objectives. One such policy potentially stopping the Manipuris from benefitting from the new programs of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) is the Protected Area Permit (PAP).
PAP restricts the visit of foreigners to Manipur. It restricts even the overseas Manipuris born in India who wish to visit their home state, Manipur. The purpose of PAP as stated by the Indian Home Ministry is “protection of culture” of the people in certain places in the country. We do not understand in what way foreigners visiting Manipur for business or tourism can harm the Manipuris while they cannot do this to other Indians. In this age of globalization, the physical segregation of the people in Manipur from the overseas Manipuris and other foreigners does not relate anything to the protection of their culture. Rather, keeping them barricaded from foreigners will diminish their competitive abilities resulting in a crippled population. Manipuris have endured two millennia long history of their own, professed rich culture and performed illustriously in many fields at any level. They need exposure to a wider arena of competition and not protection in an enclosure to sustain their heritage.
PAP obliterates the rights and privileges of Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) or Person of Indian Origin (PIO) as these apply to the Manipuris. With OCI an overseas Manipuri will not have the right to freely visit and stay in his or her homeland in India while other overseas Indians enjoy these privileges. Even obtaining PAP by an overseas Manipuri for visiting Manipur sometimes poses an insurmountable problem as its application process is incongruous with that of visa timing.
The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Ministry of DoNER, and MOIA are trying to create grounds for attracting investments from overseas Indians and foreigners in tune with India’s robust growth in all spheres. We assert that Manipuris in Manipur and elsewhere deserve a fair role in this cherished program. We fear that in the present circumstances, the progress India wants to make in the NE Region will go lopsided favouring the states without PAP in the same region while Manipur remains hamstrung by it. PAP makes India’s genuine efforts to help its diaspora an unfair play leaving Manipur deprived of the opportunity. India’s “Look East” policy envisages a large scope of interactions between India and various peoples and governments of the South East Asian countries through the North East corridor. PAP will significally fetter all steps in this initiative.
In spite of its beauty, natural resources and vivacious people Manipur had to witness a general decline in value system among its populace during the past four decades of its socio-political strife. Perhaps a paradigm shift may be required in India’s development approach in the NE Region from the subsidy dispensing mode to a capacity building one. Removal of PAP is one essential step in this line.
We are concerned that PAP opposes India’s commitment of equality of rights, privileges and opportunities to its citizens as enshrined in its democracy.
Based on the reasons described above we strongly believe that removal of PAP from Manipur is a socio-politically and economically sensible act for the Government of India.
The Ex-HMAS Adelaide is set to be sunk off the coast Avoca later this year. This will bring to the Central Coast an array of tourists, money into the economy and provide a new habitat for ocean flora and fauna.
The No Ship Action Group have stopped this wonderful event from happening due to their localised worries.
This petition supports objection to coal mining in the Southern Highlands.
In a media release dated 7 October 2010, Member for Goulburn, Pru Goward stated "There may be coal in the ground here, but that does not mean that local living standards, livelihoods, and clean water should be put at risk."
Throughout Greece there is a great problem with large numbers of roaming stray cats. Law 3170 doesn't make any body responsible for the welfare of stray cats.
It is almost impossible for foreign vets to receive a license to temporarily work here and the minimum charge set by the Vets Association (VA) for neutering cats is far too high to allow NGOs to neuter the numbers of cats required to make a significant difference.
* Welfare of cats
* Negative effect on tourism
* Human animal conflict
* Inhumane stray control methods
Σε όλη την Ελλάδα υπάρχει μεγάλο πρόβλημα υπερπληθυσμού αδέσποτων γατών και ο Νόμος 3170 δεν καθιστά κάποιον υπεύθυνο για την ευημερία τους.
Οι αλλοδαποί κτηνίατροι χορηγούνται πλέον με δυσκολία άδειες για την προσωρινή εργασία τους στην Ελλάδα και οι τιμές των κτηνιάτρων είναι υπερβολικά υψηλές για να μπορέσουν τα σωματεία να στειρώσουν μεγάλο αριθμό γατών έτσι ώστε η σταθεροποίηση του πληθυσμού να είναι εμφανής.
Προβλήματα που προκαλούνται:
• Έλλειψη ευημερίας των γατών (αρρώστιες κτλ.)
• Αρνητικές επιπτώσεις στον τουρισμό
• Συγκρούσεις Ανθρώπων και Ζώων (σκουπίδια κτλ.)
• Χρήση απάνθρωπων μέσων ελέγχου του πληθυσμού (δηλητηριάσεις κτλ.)
25. Save The Wenlock
Our aim is two-fold:
1) (WE'VE WON THIS ONE - WENLOCK RIVER DECLARED WILD BY THE QLD GOVT - 4 JUNE 2010) To have the Wenlock River declared a 'wild' river under the Wild Rivers Act 2005, &
2) To deny mining rights to Cape Alumina Pty Ltd to mine bauxite (or any other resource) in the Wenlock River basin and Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve.
Our reasoning is as follows:
The Wenlock River is one of Australia's last few remaining, true wild rivers. It retains its unique and irreplaceable attributes untouched and undamaged by man. It is home to the largest diversity of freshwater fish species of any Australian river. It is home to the largest breeding population of salt water crocodiles on the planet. It is also home to other endangered species such as the Red Goshawk. The Wenlock must be declared 'wild' under the Wild Rivers Act 2005 to ensure it is protected and doesn't become another victim of man's waterway greed, like the Murray Darling River system.
The bauxite plateaus present in the Wenlock River area, and particularly in the Coolibah Springs complex are vital to the overall hydrology and resultant ecology of the area. If the bauxite is removed, the entire system will fail, it is that simple. It can never be replaced, regardless of the amount of 're-vegetation' promised by Cape Alumina Pty Ltd.
In August 2007 Ramada Hotel opened its doors in Ballina, in the form of a 4 1/2 star international hotel. Not just your everyday run of the mill hotel but one with an international brand with well over 800 hotels in countries all over the world. The local and surrounding community use it for everything from drinks and dinner by the river to a very special night in Ballina, wedding functions to a family weekend by the beach.
During late 2009 a DA was lodged with Ballina council to change 94 of the rooms at Ramada Ballina to residential. The Ramada is a gorgeous waterfront luxury accessible to all in our region and visiting guests. Why would anyone vote to turn it into another tower dominated and controlled by an elite few.....? It belongs to the entire Ballina region not a privileged few!!!
Keep The Ramada Ballina as the flourishing hotel it is...... DO NOT turn it into another dead end residential block!
In November 2009 the Mayor of Marmaris,Turkey bulldozed Long Beach. A devastating tradgedy that shook Tourism in Turkey!
During the build up to Homecoming Scotland there was not enough done to promote tourism within Burns Corridor: Ayrshire, Dumfriesshire and Kirkcubrightshire.
This is a strip of land where Robert Burns was born, where he grew up, wrote, loved, married, fathered, where he died and was laid to rest. Connections with Irvine in Ayrshire, through numerous towns and villages, to Gretna in Dumfriesshire. There are at least 30 other iconic figures from within this corridor, so there places of interest for more than Burns fans. As you know, there are several "Burns" places of interest and if the name of the Ayrshire airport were to be changed to the "Robert Burns National Airport" it would be a magnificent advertisement, benefiting everyone.
The owners of Glasgow Prestwick Airport say that the word Glasgow is included so that businesses know where abouts in Scotland the airport is situated. In other words no-one knows where Burns Country is situated. Then isn't it time we let people know where Burns Corridor is?
The Magellan's Cross is located in Cebu City, in the Republic of the Philippines.
On April 21, 1521, Portuguese and Spanish explorers, upon orders by Ferdinand Magellan, planted this beautiful artifact of Christianity (specifically Roman Catholicism) in the Philippines.
Tambaram is fast becoming a major hub in Chennai. This has been possible due to the fast development of suburbs of the city. The IT industry has been one of the major contributors to this growth since majority of the IT companies are situated in the southern part of the city.
Both Chennai and Bangalore are major IT hubs in our country. The number of people traveling between these two stations has increased by many times in the recent past. A new train service between the two places would be of great relief for those who are not able to travel due to unavailability of seats.
The Central railway station is very far off from the suburbs. Those working in IT companies and those staying in the suburbs are finding it increasingly difficult to board the trains from the Central railway station. This is because they have to travel all the way to Park station, which is very far from Tambaram, and then go to the Central station by walk or an auto. Having a train service between Tambaram and Bangalore, via Kancheepuram, Arakkonam, would be a great relief.
The distance between Tambaram and Park station, by suburb trains, is approx 27 kms, while the distance between Chennai Central and Arakkonam is roughly 68 kms. The distance between Tambaram and Arakkonam, via Kancheepuram, is roughly 93 kms, which is close to the total distance traveled by the commuters in the existing setup. In fact, the distance is comparatively lesser and is more comfortable, owing to the fact that in the existing system, the commuters cannot go directly to Chennai Central from Tambaram by train.
Another advantage in introducing this service is a fact that Kancheepuram is a tourist centre and this service would greatly help the people traveling from Bangalore. The tourist attraction of Kancheepuram would really help the railways to generate significant revenue.
This service would help to relieve congestion in the Central railway station since a major part of the traffic is diverted to Tambaram. Futher, introducing such a service would not have major requirements on the infrastructure front, since there is already an existing BG link between Tambaram and Arakkonam, via Kancheepuram.