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THE secret Adelaide night life that rivals Sydney's; Chinatown's hidden treasures; chef Simon Bryant joining the new food-truck culture - these windows into Adelaide life are part of a South Australian Tourism Commission campaign using films made by independent film-makers. The SATC commissioned 10 filmmakers to shoot a short feature showing why they love the state - and the results went ...
Kampala - James Tumusiime, the Managing Director of Fountain Publishers Limited and founder of the Igongo Cultural Centre in Biharwe, western Uganda, has been appointed the new Chairman of the Uganda Tourism Board. He replaces William Byaruhanga who was the chairperson until his tenure ended in 2011. The new chairman together with his board will serve for the next three years. A new Board of ...
Duquesne Controller Elizabeth Kracinovsky and Councilwoman June Wilson are all smiles as Mayor Phil Krivacek gives a thumbs up on positive election ...
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Bay of Plenty tourism operators are praising a new campaign to promote national and international guests to the region next summer. Building the Bay of Plenty into one of the country's top-four destinations and increasing the amount of time visitors spend in the area is the aim of the new Tourism Bay of Plenty campaign. The campaign will target the Asian and Australian markets ...
New Delhi, May 22 : In a first in India, Tourism Australia has presented India-based members of LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, with a fun opportunity of winning a refreshing week-long holiday in Australia, away from their daily ...
On May 3, the first turbine of the Bui Hydroelectric Power Station in the Republic of Ghana, financed and built by China, started generating electricity, adding 133 megawatts to Ghana's electricity grid. Funded with a concessional loan and buyer's credit by the China Export-Import Bank and constructed by the China Sinohydro Corporation, the Bui Hydroelectric Power Station, with a ...
SOCHI, May 22 (Itar-Tass) - The 9th International congress on winter sports, tourism, and outdoor activities will begin here on Wednesday with a plenary session dedicated to mass sports in Russia. The congres is to be held at the Krasnya Polyana mountain skiing resort where ski competitions will take place during the 2014 Winter Olympic ...
Tourism New Zealand is hoping to double the number of international tourists who come here to play golf as part of a new strategy to attract higher spending visitors. About 50,000 overseas visitors play golf while they're here and the government agency says the enthusiasts among them spend more than double the average spend by leisure tourists of $2500. While the number of international ...
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The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) has hinted that an investigation could be launched into unaccounted revenues generated by the federation from World Cup 2006.
President of the TTFF Raymond Tim Kee announced Tuesday that a probe is being considered during a press conference at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, reports CMC.
"From our understanding, TTFF is very much a part of CONCACAF, and in pursuit of (CONCACAF's) uncovering and investigating all the goings-on in the past, Trinidad and Tobago has not been exempted from that," said Tim Kee.
"I believe that arm will be extended to the TTFF, where the forensics and all the investigations will be done."
Earlier this year, TTFF announced that it was suing embattled former Minister of National Security, Jack Warner, who is also its former special advisor, in an effort to recover millions of dollars in unaccounted funds including those earmarked as aid for Haiti.
Warner has been accused in a CONCACAF report of financial fraud.
The report said Warner used deceptive methods to secure funds from CONCACAF and FIFA as well as induced FIFA to transfer funds earmarked for development purposes to bank accounts he controlled.
Warner, an ex-Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and CONCACAF president, has vehemently denied all charges. ...
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