first_imgBy Dialogo February 01, 2012 On January 30, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos again rejected the proposals to collaborate in favor of peace talks with the country’s guerrilla groups that he has received from within Colombia and abroad, because they may be “counterproductive.” “Initiatives of all kinds have been presented, they send arguments, prominent national figures, international ones, they want to make a proposal, they want to create a group, they want to intervene,” Santos stated, without mentioning names, at an event in the department of Antioquia (in northwestern Colombia). The president said that his denial is the same one he communicated to several Latin American presidents who offered their collaboration during the founding summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) in Caracas, in December 2011. “The best thing at this point would be for them to stand by, to not meddle, to wait and see how we’ll move forward if tomorrow brings with it the appropriate circumstances, as we’ve said so many times,” Santos said. The National Liberation Army (ELN), Colombia’s second-largest guerrilla group, had asked the new Celac to hold conversations that could enable a peaceful solution to the armed conflict that has lasted almost half a century. Santos added on January 30 that it would be “inconvenient” to begin to create working groups and make public proposals for peace, “because it generates a negative and counterproductive atmosphere.” Since taking office in 2010, Santos has left the door open to dialogue with the ELN and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla groups, on the condition that they demonstrate their readiness for peace through actions such as renouncing kidnapping, the recruitment of minors, and attacks.last_img read more


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The winners of the 2017 Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards competition will be announced during its tenth annual gala May 30 at Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse in Hempstead.Hundreds of student journalists from more than two dozen local high schools submitted more than 2,000 submissions in over 100 categories. Press staffers are reviewing the outstanding journalistic work from students across Nassau and Suffolk counties in print, online and video—with honors to be awarded for writing, design, illustration, art and photography.“The top-notch stories that Long Island high school students submit impresses us more each year,” said Timothy Bolger, editor in chief of the Press. “It’s a tall task to narrow down winners among so many impressive submissions. These students really do represent the best and brightest of local high school journalism.”The Press launched the program to inspire and support students in their efforts to secure internships, scholarships and, eventually, jobs in journalism or publishing. A Press representative has been visiting high schools across the Island throughout the academic year to teach students about publishing and help them hone their skills.Besides awards in individual categories such as best news story or column, the biggest awards of the night are for Newspaper of the Year, Student Journalist of the Year, Story of the Year and Advisor of the Year.Participating schools, students, their teachers and families are invited to attend the annual awards gala. For more information, visit longislandpress.com/highschool. For inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, email Press co-publisher Joshua Schneps at jschneps@qns.comlast_img read more


first_imgThus, Adriatic.hr is one of the first travel agencies that, thanks to the efforts of the internal team, successfully completed the API integration of private accommodation for the Trivago portal. In addition to comparing prices, Hotel Trivago has added the offer of private accommodation to its services, and the agency is Adriatic.hr, which, thanks to the mentioned integration, managed to list its entire offer of private accommodation on their website, which has over 14.000 accommodation units. Cover photo: Illustration by HrTurizam.hr Leading agencies in terms of online booking of private accommodation in Croatia, Adriatic.hr, represents a kind of turning point in the offer of private accommodation.  The Adriatic.hr travel agency owes its success to the constant application of technical solutions and innovations, so it is not surprising that the IT sector is part of its identity, which ultimately led to a constant search for new ideas to improve the rental market. “By monitoring market trends, the opportunity and need to establish partnerships with various global companies was identified, to which Adriatic.hr quickly established itself as the most important domestic business partner. ” point out from the Adriatic.hr agency center_img By the way, Trivago is a growing hotel search engine that allows users to compare hotel prices with just a few clicks, and searches more than 400 search sites and more than 1,8 million hotels in more than 190 countries. Niame, private accommodation within the Adriatic.hr offer will be listed on the largest website for comparing accommodation prices online – trivago. last_img read more


first_img“The airport construction was really fast, just 20 months. That was really quick,” Jokowi said during the broadcasted inauguration ceremony. “I’m sure this airport will be the busiest airport when a [COVID-19] vaccine is available.”The new airport boasts a 3,250-meter runway, which compares to just 2,200 m at Adisutjipto International Airport, and can accommodate wide-body aircraft like the Boeing B777 and Airbus A380.YIA has a passenger capacity of 20 million per year, a massive upgrade from Adisutjipto’s 1.6 million, due to its larger terminal of more than 219,000 square meters.A total of Rp11.3 trillion (US$775 million) was invested in the airport, with land acquisition accounting for around Rp 4.2 trillion and the remaining Rp 7.1 trillion spent on the construction of the terminal and runway. The new airport is equipped with an early detection system for earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather events. It can withstand an earthquake with a magnitude of up to 8.8 on the Richter scale and a 12-m-high tidal wave, Jokowi said.“Insya Allah [God willing], we are prepared for the possibility [of disasters],” he said.Separately, state-owned air navigation firm AirNav Indonesia’s president director Pramintohadi said YIA was equipped with state-of-the-art navigation equipment that would increase the airport’s flight capacity compared to Yogyakarta’s older airport.YIA has a capacity of 28 aircraft movements per hour, much higher than Adisutjipto’s 17 movements per hour.“So, we can imagine the significant addition to the capacity of aircraft movements, which will support air connectivity in the Yogyakarta area,” he said in a statement.AirNav Indonesia invested Rp 87.6 billion to build the 39.5-m air traffic control tower, administration building, operational building and navigation facilities, according to the company’s statement.The tower is equipped with a satellite navigation system, surveillance radar and Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS), among other equipment.With the YIA’s full operation, Pramintohadi said, Adisutjipto airport would be used specifically for training and military purposes, while all commercial flights would be directed to the new airport.“With the increasing capacity comes a huge potential for passenger growth in the future. Connectivity in the southern part of Java also remains high, which we could capitalize on,” he said.Meanwhile, Angkasa Pura I (AP I), in charge of both the construction and operation of YIA, reiterated that the new airport would resolve the capacity constraints of Adisutjipto airport, according to AP I president director Faik Fahmi.National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia and its low-cost subsidiary Citilink Indonesia have moved inbound and outbound flights serving Yogyakarta to YIA from Adisutjipto airport.Similarly, the largest private carrier, Lion Air Group, has also moved the Yogyakarta operation of its airlines, Lion Air and Batik Air, to the new airport. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo officially inaugurated Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) in Kulon Progo regency on Friday, several months after its full operation began in March.Situated around 45 kilometers from the city of Yogyakarta, the new airport has replaced the older Adisutjipto International Airport as the main flight hub in the province of Yogyakarta.The president touted YIA’s development and construction processes, which took less than two years, while also highlighting the airport’s features, which he described as “the best in Indonesia so far.”center_img Topics :last_img read more