Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne said in London that he always enjoyed watching Anil Kumble bowl back in the day.Warne was speaking to India Today’s Rajdeep Sardesai on the sidelines of Aaj Tak Salaam Cricket 2017 . From what makes one a great spinner to whether today’s batsmen are using better legwork to play spin, Warne and Rajdeep chatted about a number of things. ‘Who is your favourite spinner? If you had to choose one spinner, apart from yourself, in your XI, who would that be?’ Rajdeep asked Warne, to which the latter replied, ‘Oh I would never pick myself. Jesus there are so many good spinners out there.’ ‘I used to love watching Anil Kumble bowl, I used to really love watching Anil bowl, so I’d pick him’, Warne went on to say. ‘NO PACERS IN MY XI’ When asked whether he would have one or two spinners in his team, Warne said he would only have spinners in his team. ‘Yeah, yeah we don’t need them (pacers)’ Warne said before saying that he’d have Daniel Vettori, Saqlain Mushtaq, Mushtaq Ahmed and Muttiah Muralitharan in his team. Other things that find a place on Shane Warne’s list of favourites include Garlic Butter Naan or Spagehtti Bolognese (food), golf (form of relaxation) and Australia (place to travel to).Earlier in the day, while speaking at the ‘Wow Warnie!’ session, the Aussie rated Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara as the best batsmen of his time. Later, he, along with Sourav Ganguly, recalled their cricketing days, especially the times they used to sledge each other on the field.advertisementWATCH.@ShaneWarne tells @sardesairajdeep what makes one a great spinner. All this & more #SalaamCricket17 – https://t.co/5Bdu7uJast #ITFBLive pic.twitter.com/8v5Ge2iV4o- India Today (@IndiaToday) May 31, 2017
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Roger Federer warmed up for next month’s Wimbledon championships by swatting aside David Goffin 7-6(2) 6-1 to win the Halle Open title for the 10th time on Sunday.The Swiss fired seven aces and broke Goffin’s serve three times to down his Belgian opponent in 83 minutes for his 102nd tour-level title that moved him to within seven of Jimmy Connors’ record.It was also the 19th tour-level title on grass for the 37-year-old, who will be among the top contenders at Wimbledon as he looks to increase his Grand Slam haul of 20 trophies.”It’s unbelievable. I never thought when I first played here that I would win 10 titles,” Federer said.After being dragged to three sets in two of his first three rounds in Germany, Federer looked set for another tough fight when world number 33 Goffin earned three consecutive break points at 2-2 in the opening set.However, Goffin failed to capitalise on those chances as his opponent took the set to a tiebreak where he switched gears to take the early lead in the contest.Federer broke quickly in the second set and did not allow Goffin back into the match, becoming become the oldest tour-level champion since a 43-year-old Ken Rosewall prevailed in Hong Kong in 1977.Wimbledon begins on July 1 with Federer seeking a ninth title at the tournament.
The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) will be issuing 64 bank guarantees to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the upcoming fiscal year.This exercise is to be carried out under the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)-funded Credit Enhancement Programme.A sum of $250 million has been set aside in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure for this purpose.The project, which is slated to run from September 2017 to September 2022, aims to promote productive investments in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Jamaica by enhancing their access to financing, particularly medium- and long-term loans.The Estimates was tabled in the House of Representatives on February 15 by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw.
South Koreans who move to Nova Scotia to work or study will now be able to get a valid driver’s licence without taking a written or road test. Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell and Ambassador Chong Hoon Kim, consul general of the Republic of Korea, today, March 10, signed a reciprocity agreement that will allow South Koreans to exchange their valid driver’s licence for a Nova Scotia licence. “We are delighted to offer this arrangement to South Koreans who come to Nova Scotia. We hope this makes it easier for them to live, work or study here,” said Mr. MacDonell. Nova Scotians who live, work or study in South Korea will have the same privileges. “We are happy to offer driver’s licences to Nova Scotians who come to work or study in our country, and we are pleased that South Koreans who come to your province will benefit as well,” said Mr. Kim. South Korea has similar agreements with all the other provinces. Germany also has a similar arrangement with Nova Scotia. In order to qualify for this type of reciprocal agreement, Nova Scotia Registry of Motor Vehicles staff must review a country’s driving regulations to ensure they are compatible.
New Delhi: Bengaluru and Gurugram are among the top 5 preferred destinations in Asia Pacific to set up offices by technology companies because of better business conditions as well as availability of engineers and real estate for growth, according to a report. The report by property consultant CBRE said technology companies continue to fuel office demand in the APAC region, despite absence of any principal city or cluster of the same status as Silicon Valley. Technology sector accounted for 23 per cent of total leasing activity in 2018. The study has ranked 15 cities of Asia Pacific in three categories based on their performance with regard to business conditions, innovation environment, and cost and availability. Business conditions and innovation environment were each given a weightage of 40 per cent while cost, a relatively less important consideration for tech firms, was given 20 per cent weightage. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents”Leading cities are Beijing, Bengaluru, Shanghai, Singapore and Gurugram. These cities score highly in terms of business conditions and innovation environment, as well as providing costs and availability that are supportive for business growth,” the report said. These cities are preferred destinations for a wide range of traditional and new tech companies seeking to establish a base of operations in Asia Pacific. Hyderabad figures in the list of five competent cities along with Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Tokyo and Seoul. These cities already host tech industry sub-sectors and demonstrate solid performance across most categories. Five ‘supplement cities’ are Hong Kong, Hsinchu, Sydney, Taipei and Auckland. These cities rate favourably on certain important aspects, but their most appropriate role is to serve as host for specific functions to complement larger hubs elsewhere in the region.
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Rabat – Saudi Arabia intends to execute the boy, who just turned 18, for having taken part in a protest as documented in video footage acquired by CNN.At the age of 10, the young boy, Murtaja Qureiris, staged a protest demanding human rights along with 30 other children.Qureiris, who was the leader of the group of children, lifted a megaphone and shouted, “the people demand human rights!” At the age of 13, the boy was arrested by Saudi border authorities on the King Fahd Causeway, as he was traveling with his family.At that age, lawyers and activists considered him as the youngest known political detainee in Saudi Arabia.Saudi Arabia detained Qureiris for almost four years in pre-trial detention and is now intending to execute him, reported CNN. Saudi authorities charged him and his brother, Ali Qureiris, with allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at a police station in the eastern Saudi city of AwamiyaHe was prosecuted by a terrorism court which accused him of belonging to an extremist terror group, committing acts of violence during protests, shooting at security forces, according to CNN.Qureiris denied the accusations and said that Saudi authorities obtained his confessions under duress.At 11 years old, Qureiris witnessed his brother’s death during a protest. In a video footage obtained by CNN, mourners during Ali’s funeral chanted anti-government slogans.Saudi authorities also jailed his father last year. One of his brothers has also been jailed.CNN has learned that Saudi Authorities are seeking to crucify or dismember Qureiris after execution as part of applying the severest form of the death penalty.Previously, Saudi Arabia has told the United Nations that it does not impose the death penalty on people who committed crimes before the age of criminal responsibility, which is 18-years-old.This may explain why Saudi authorities have kept the young boy in pre-trial detention for almost four years.Obtaining confessions under duress In 2016, the UN Working Group for Arbitrary Detention brought up the case of a detained Saudi minor. The group did not disclose the boy’s name but his information matched the details CNN collected about Qureiris.On November of the same year, the group said during its 77th session, that the minor’s confessions were obtained via torture and that his arrest was arbitrary. The group finds the boy’s detention violated international norms.It said that the boy was arrested for participating in peaceful demonstrations calling for justice for protestors who were killed. UK-based Saudi activist, Mohammad Daman, echoed the group’s statement, adding that Saudi Arabia has not presented a video or photographic evidence of the violence committed during the protest.Daman told CNN that Saudi authorities consider anti-government protests in the Saudi Eastern Province as violent, claiming that protestors attack both security and civilians.
“The humanitarian community working in Indonesia is deeply saddened by the loss of life and the injuries following the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi,” the OCHA statement said. “Humanitarian agencies are in close communication with the Government to more fully understand the situation in the affected areas and stand ready to support, however is required.”Delivery of aid is ongoing but landslides and damage to essential infrastructure is hampering access.This includes the damage to the runway at Palu airport, which is slowing the movement of equipment and personnel. © UNICEF/Tirto.id/@ArimacswilanderPeople cross a damaged road in Balaroa, West Palu, Central Sulawesi, after the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi on 28 September 2018. The update from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) follows the 7.4 magnitude tremor which struck Central Sulawesi at 5.02pm local time last Friday.The quake subsequently caused a tsunami that hit coastal areas in Palu City and Donggala which has left more than 48,000 people sheltering in some 200 displacement sites.On Twitter, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, said on Monday that he had been “following the unfolding tragedy.”The Pacific’s Ring of Fire is the most active seismic zone on the planet and requires special attention when it comes to disaster risk management – Mami Mizutori, Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction “Our hearts go out to all affected by the earthquake and tsunami. My deepest condolences to all who have lost family and friends,” he said, adding that the UN system was “mobilizing to support government-led rescue and relief efforts as needed.”Before the Sulawesi disaster, on 7 August the Indonesian island of Lombok was rocked by a magnitude 7 earthquake, which left hundreds dead.That quake left about 80 per cent of buildings either damaged or totally destroyed in the north of the island, which is home to around 200,000 people.In addition to national search and rescue teams now in Sulawesi, the relief effort includes the armed forces, police and government officials, the OCHA update said.The UN agency added that the Government of Indonesia “welcomed specific offers” of international assistance that are in line with current needs, which according to the national disaster management agency (BNPB), include food, shelter materials, fuel and generators, clean water and medical assistance. Messages of support from the UN Secretary-General were echoed by his Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori: “The earthquake and tsunami are a reminder that the Pacific’s Ring of Fire is the most active seismic zone on the planet and requires special attention when it comes to disaster risk management,” she said. “About 90 per cent of the world’s earthquakes occur there and the risk of an associated tsunami is extremely high which is why early warnings are so important along with public awareness raising and evacuation drills.”According to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR, Indonesia has suffered more deaths from tsunamis than any other country.This is the sixth fatal tsunami to strike the country since the huge 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami claimed approximately 226,000 lives across 12 countries, the vast majority in Indonesia.Earthquakes and tsunamis are responsible for more deaths than extreme weather events, having claimed an estimated 747,234 lives over the last 20 years, according to a new UNISDR report.It will be released next week to coincide with International Day for Disaster Reduction on 13 October.
Lawyers representing the NHS argued she changed her mind during that month, having learned of the risk of miscarriages in mothers who have invasive Down’s testing.When questioned in court about whether she said no to wanting screening, Ms Mordel replied: “If she would ask me if I wanted any test for Down’s syndrome, I would say ‘yes’.”I was always sure about the decision and I always wanted it.”I already spoke with the midwife about Down’s syndrome screening. I had informed myself. I watched a lot of videos and read about screening.”I knew from the start that I would agree on the Down’s syndrome screening and I would not make any other decision.” Ms Mordel’s legal team argue that the sonographer wrongly recorded Down’s screening as being “declined”, leading to her missing out on the testing. The court heard both Ms Mordel and the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust agree that she said she wanted Down’s screening at her first “booking in” appointment after she learned of her pregnancy.However, when she went for her 12-week scan a month later in July 2014, the test was not carried out and the sonographer recorded “Down’s screening declined”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Hospital notes show that a mother shouldn’t receive £200,000 in damages from the NHS for having child with Down’s Syndrome because she declined to have him tested before he was born, a court heard.Edyta Mordel, 33, is claiming hospital staff failed to do the antenatal tests she wanted, which would have revealed that she was carrying a disabled child.She is suing the NHS at the High Court because she says that had she known, she would have aborted the birth of her son Aleksander, now four years old.Her claim is for compensation to cover the increased costs of having a disabled son and the losses she has suffered.However, NHS lawyers contest the claim, suggesting that Ms Mordel declined the tests she says she asked for.It was only when Aleksander was born with Down’s that she “bitterly regretted” the decision not to undergo screening for the condition, they claim.Clodagh Bradley QC,representing Ms Mordel, said she was concerned about her baby immediately after he was born by caesarean section at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in January 2015. When told of his diagnosis, she was noted as being “very upset and angry” because she believed she had been given the all-clear after screening of the unborn baby. Ms Mordel, a production operator, is originally from Poland and moved to Britain with her partner Lukasz Cieciura – the father of Aleksander – in 2006.The judge is expected to reserve his decision on the case until a later date.
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La matière noire de l’Univers cartographiéeUne équipe d’astronomes a présenté hier des travaux qui permettent d’établir une cartographie de la matière noire dans l’Univers. Grâce à cette étude, comprendre cette mystérieuse matière devrait être un peu plus facile.L’Univers est formé de la matière visible (4 à 5%), de l’énergie noire (70 %), une force mystérieuse qui explique l’accélération de l’expansion du cosmos et de la matière noire (ou sombre) qui constitue 25% du cosmos. Or, si tout ceci a fait l’objet de nombreux travaux, la matière noire garde une grande part de mystère. Mais grâce à une équipe internationale d’astronomes, comprendre celle-ci devrait devenir un peu plus simple, rapporte Sciences et Avenir. En effet, celle-ci est parvenue à établir une carte de la matière noire dans l’Univers.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESA”Cette cartographie n’avait pu être réalisée plus tôt dans la mesure où la matière noire est invisible par nature”, expliquent Catherine Heymans, de l’Université d’Edimbourg (Ecosse) et Ludovic Van Waerbeke, de l’Université de Colombie-Britannique (Canada), principaux auteurs de cette communication. Pour parvenir à cette cartographie, ces astronomes ont donc analysé près de dix millions de galaxies dans quatre régions différentes du ciel, la plupart d’entre elles se situant à six milliards d’années lumière. Pour cerner la matière noire, ils ont étudié les distorsions de la lumière émise par ces galaxies qui est déviée par des masses de matière noire durant le long voyage pour atteindre la Terre.”En analysant la lumière provenant des grandes profondeurs de l’univers nous pouvons reconstituer son cheminement pour atteindre la Terre et espérons qu’en cartographiant ainsi la matière noire comme jamais auparavant, nous sommes plus près d’en comprendre la nature et la relation avec les galaxies dans notre univers”, indique l’astronome Catherine Heymans. “Savoir comment est distribuée la matière noire est la toute première étape vers la compréhension de sa nature et comment elle s’intègre dans notre connaissance actuelle de la physique”, ajoute Ludovic Van Waerbeke, notant que cette technique est la seule façon de saisir cette masse invisible.Le 10 janvier 2012 à 13:24 • Maxime Lambert
More From Roadshow 2 Land Rover Jaguar Head to the summit with the 2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX Review • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6: Better tech with a delicious diesel 45 Photos 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tags Comments Preview • 2018 Range Rover: New interior and tech with a plug-in on the way 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous More about 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Td6 Diesel HSE SWB Enlarge ImageWhat a bummer. Andrew Hoyle/CNET At the end of January, Land Rover announced that it had canceled the Range Rover SV Coupe, a $295,000 monument to SUV excess, as part of an overall belt-tightening. But that wasn’t the only pie-in-the-sky project to get nixed.Land Rover confirmed to Autocar that there is no V8 slated for the Discovery anymore, and thus, it will not offer the Discovery SVX for sale as it was originally shown. The premise of the Land Rover Discovery SVX was pretty simple — take a Disco and make it more. Under the hood went JLR’s 5.0-liter supercharged V8, putting out about 518 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque. In addition to the stronger engine, the SVX also received modifications to the chassis and suspension that gave it even more off-road cred than it already had. I’m going to miss those orange accents, too. All is not lost, however. A Land Rover spokesperson told Autocar that the automaker will keep the SVX badge and its theme alive. However, specific models were not mentioned, and neither was a timeline, so we’ll have to wait with bated breath until Land Rover is able to build the SVX it wants. Something tells me the upcoming Defender would make a good platform for ultra-rugged off-road modification, but that’s just me spitballing.Things haven’t been too pretty for Jaguar Land Rover lately. While it did achieve critical success with the launch of the electric I-Pace, the automaker announced in January that it would lay off approximately 10 percent of its workforce to rein in costs. A looming “no-deal” Brexit could further complicate matters. SUVs Luxury cars Land Rover Share your voice 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value
Sci-Tech Tags 19 Comments NASA scopes out Antarctica’s ice (photos) 15 Photos Share your voice Antarctica’s ice sheets are in trouble. Mlenny/Getty What can we do to stop Antarctica’s ice sheets from disintegrating and causing a huge rise in global sea levels? A trio of scientists have simulated a radical geoengineering project to dump 7.4 trillion tons of snow on Antarctica, suggesting it could stop runaway instability in the glaciers.Recent studies have shown warmer ocean water is being pushed toward the colossal West Antarctic ice sheet, destabilizing it and speeding up the decline of its huge glaciers. The threat of these huge ice deposits falling into the ocean is immense and the overall effect of their decline has been calculated to eventually raise sea levels by approximately 10 feet (3 meters) or more, endangering cities like New York.”The real concern is that many of these glaciers have a reverse bed slope, meaning that as they retreat it exposes deeper and thicker ice to the ocean,” explains Sue Cook, a glaciologist at the University of Tasmania. “That is a very unstable position, and causes a positive feedback effect which accelerates the retreat (and hence contribution to sea level rise).”The new study, published in the journal Science Advances on July 17, proposes a drastic, decades-long geoengineering project that would pump huge amounts of ocean water to the ice sheet, adding 7,400 gigatons (7.4 trillion tons) of “artificial snowfall” and reversing the decline. Simulating the current effects on Antarctica’s ice sheets and the changes they experience with increasing snowfall, the researchers were able to map out a process that could potentially halt the ice loss.The problem? Their suggestion would be an incredibly expensive undertaking and include immense technical challenges. The authors say it would present an “unprecedented effort for humankind.”Mostly, the problem lies in pumping the water out of the ocean, which requires an enormous amount of energy. The study suggests constructing a series of 12,000 wind turbines to enable this process to take place and then pumping artificial snow into two glaciers on the West Antarctic coast. The team suggest that activity would result in a 2 to 5 centimeter drop in sea level but the added weight of artificial snow falling on the surface would shore up the glaciers, improving their stability.And the larger effects of such a scheme are yet to be ironed out. What are the lasting effects on the Antarctic ecosystem and what kind of knock-on effects would we see in ocean currents across the world? We just don’t have answers to those questions right now.What we do know is the Earth’s current default state: Burning fossil fuels and pumping tons of carbon into the atmosphere, warming the planet and causing sweeping changes like threatening a million species with extinction or, you know, the ice sheets melting. Considering the possibility of salvation in artificial Antarctic snow might be jumping a little far ahead.”Even if a geoengineering project such as this were possible, it certainly shouldn’t detract from the other urgent action which is required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” Cook notes.
“I know several students personally from my own community who came through the RRANN program and are now practicing nurses,” Sanderlin said. “But also, RRANN statistics tell us that 90, 95 percent of our graduates are practicing, and 80 percent of those practicing nurses stay in Alaska.” “People are much more likely to do especially something invasive or something that is potentially frightening with someone that they know. Especially in close-knit communities like rural communities and Native communities.” Back at the class simulation, Mariah and Rayanne finished patching up their patient, using a suction device to clear out excess air. They nailed it on their first try. Rayanne, from Marshall, just graduated from high school and plans to start taking classes at UAA this fall, with the goal of being a nurse in Alaska. “I think it would be cool if you actually got to do this,” she said. “But also it’d be kinda difficult because you’re doing it on an actual patient with feelings. And everybody’s pain tolerance is different.” Rayanne Alick (left) and Mariah Perez stand with their sim, having successfully treated its abdominal wound. (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage) Nurse Charlie Tyrrell is walking students through a wound care demonstration. 17-year-old Mariah Perez and her class partner Rayanne Alick are changing out a bandage on a simulated mannequin. This one has an abdominal injury. After filling the wound with black foam, they have to apply an adhesive to hold everything down. Mariah, who’s from Fairbanks, says she was surprised she was able to successfully treat the wound, and the process has her excited to do it for real. Stephanie Sanderlin is a student success facilitator with RRANN. She’s a member of the Curyung tribe from Dillingham. She says she’s seen firsthand the success the program has had in recruiting Native nurses in the state. In addition to wound care, the group of about ten students earned how to measure blood pressure, analyzed breathing patterns and now have their own stethoscopes. It’s part of a three-day nursing camp hosted by University of Alaska Anchorage’s Recruitment and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN) program. Some students are local or come from towns on the road system like Fairbanks, where Mariah is from, and Kenai. Others are from rural villages like Marshall, Rayanne’s hometown. For 20 years, RRANN has helped Native college students get into the nursing field. This camp is in its third year, with the goal of getting younger students excited about nursing. Sanderlin says having Native nurses in rural communities can be a comfort for patients. The three-day camp wrapped up Thursday with students learning a new set of skills to bring back home, along with their new stethoscopes.
This story originally appeared on Reuters March 11, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Four out of five global retailers and other merchants failed interim tests to determine whether they are in compliance with payment card data security standards, putting them at increased risk of cyberattacks, according to a new report by Verizon Communications Inc.Businesses must be vigilant in maintaining security to remain compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), required by payment card issuers. Most of the companies have a tendency to run upgrades of security software and hardware only when they approach an annual compliance check, according to Verizon.The report, which gathered data in 30 countries by assessing more than 5,000 merchants including retailers, financial institutions and hospitality firms among others, found only 20 percent of those tested to be fully compliant less than a year after installing security safeguards.From 2013-2014, overall compliance went up by 18 percentage points for 11 out of the 12 payment data security standards.The report acknowledged the standards are only a baseline, an industry-wide minimal acceptable standard. The volume and scale of breaches in the past 12 months have shown that this is not stopping attackers, Verizon said.However, out of all the data breaches in the past 10 years that Verizon studied, not a single company was found to be compliant at the time of the breach.Credit and debit cards account for two-thirds of purchases by value in the United States. A further $2.17 trillion is spent via electronic methods, such as PayPal and mobile payments — many of which are ultimately backed by card transactions, the report said.(Reporting by Nandita Bose; Editing by Jim Finkle and Ken Wills) Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read Register Now »
AccorHotels group affirms its leadership in AfricaOn the occasion of the French President’s visit to Angola, AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator, sealed an exclusive partnership with the major Angolan company AAA ACTIVOS LDA, to open 50 hotels (more than 6,200 rooms) in Angola from luxury to economy between 2015 and 2017.“This historical and unheard of establishment of a hospitality group in Angola, which was made possible through our partnership with AAA ACTIVOS LDA, testifies to AccorHotels’ ambition in Africa, where tourism is rapidly evolving” explains Sebastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels. “Angola has 25 million inhabitants, 40% of which are of working age. Therefore, 3 000 employees will be hired locally in a large selection of hospitality jobs, ranging from restaurant service to executive positions: The Group commits to train these employees, as well as to pass on its values to them”.Carlos Manuel de Sao Vicente, Chairman of AAA, highlighted that this collaboration with AccorHotels was an unprecedented alliance in the global hospitality industry in Angola and that it aimed at addressing a growing international demand, with a network covering the whole territory. “Angola is diversifying the economy in order to reduce the dependence from the mineral economy, namely oil and diamond industry. AAA is already contributing to achieve this strategic role by investing in the building of a national chain of 50 hotels in all capital of provinces and a chain of 3 logistic centers to supply the hotels. Now we have establish a partnership with Accorhotels to manage the hotels, train Angolans and provide hospitality services in all hotels with international quality standards with a French flavor and an Angolan touch. We are sure that Angola will become soon a big player in the hospitality and tourism activity in Africa. Angola will become a major tourist destination. Our 50 hotels will help to stimulate the domestic and international tourism.”AAA is a major Angolan corporation, known for its leadership in oil insurance and in investment. AAA began as a specialized risk management financial services provider and has led the co-insurance market in the Angolan oil sector since 2000. The company also operates in petroleum reinsurance and brokerage in UK and Bermuda.Over the next two years, 50 hotels will be opened in strategic locations, such as in Luanda, the Angola capital, and the 17 capitals of province: 6 hotels in 2015, 22 in 2016 and 22 in 2017. The offer will cover all segments of the hotel market, from luxury to economy, including midscale. 27 hotels will be operated under the banner of the economic ibis Styles brand, 22 under that of the midscale Mercure brand, and 1 under the luxury Sofitel brand.For 40 years, AccorHotels has been a major economic player and is now Africa’s leading hotel operator in terms of the number of rooms. book Accor Hotels hereSource = AccorHotels
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