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Concern that scapegoated press could be prime target in feared crackdown

first_img Reports News Follow the news on Burundi June 5, 2020 Find out more Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists Reporters Without Borders today said it was appalled by ruling party chief Hussein Radjabu’s threatening comments towards the press and, in particular, his personal attack on a journalist with Radio ONUB, a station operated by the local UN mission. Help by sharing this information October 21, 2020 Find out more September 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern that scapegoated press could be prime target in feared crackdown News Receive email alerts BurundiAfrica Organisation BurundiAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention to go further News Reporters Without Borders today said it was appalled by ruling party chief Hussein Radjabu’s threatening comments towards the press on 3 September and, in particular, his personal attack on Emmanuel Nsabimana, a journalist with Radio ONUB, a station operated by the local UN mission.“The tension triggered by allegations of a coup plot will soon boil over if nothing is done to defuse it, and the privately-owned press, which is blamed for every problem, will almost certainly be a prime target in an ensuing crackdown,” the press freedom organisation said. “President Pierre Nkurunziza must take the initiative of reestablishing a relationship of trust with the independent media, which have had a rough ride in recent weeks. Intimidation, insults and repression will just aggravate an already disturbing situation.”Radjabu, who is the chairman of the ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy-Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD), made his attacks on the press in an address to the thousands of supporters who had gathered in Prince Rwagasore stadium on 3 September to mark the first anniversary of President Nkurunziza’s installation.Describing journalists who criticise the government as “talking skulls,” Radjabu called for the moral of a folk tale to be applied to them, one about a meeting between a man and a decapitated head in which the man asks, “What did you die of, sir?” and the head replies, “I died a natural death but you will die as a result of what you say (Jewe nishwe n’urwabagabo nawe uzokwicwa n’akarimi kawe).” He also referred to Nsabimana as a “beggar” who went around the embassies scrounging wine.The political climate has been poisoned for weeks by the coup attempt allegations, and the fact that many independent media have questioned their veracity. The head of the privately-owned Radio Publique Africaine (RPA), Alexis Sinduhije, said they had been “fabricated” by CNDD-FDD “hardliners” led by the powerful and controversial Radjabu.Second Vice-President Alice Nzomukunda meanwhile resigned yesterday condemning the government’s corruption and “total incapacity” and blaming this on Radjabu, who “does not respect the institutions of the republic,” she said.Every since the coup plot allegations surfaced, Sinduhije’s radio station, RPA, and the other Bujumbura-based stations that interview or quote him have been branded by the ruling party as “hate radios” and “manipulators” pitted against “the democratically-elected institutions.” The authorities ordered the closure of RPA’s branch in the northern city of Ngozi on 18 August, a day after the president warned of “radio stations and journalists who try to act as tribunals and judges.” Anonymous threats, verbal attacks and rumours of imminent arrests are now exacerbating the tension.On the day of the rally at Prince Rwagasore stadium, the CNDD-FDD also wrongly reported on its website that Gabriel Nikundana, the editor of the privately-owned radio station Isanganiro, had fled the country for Kenya in order to seek asylum in Europe. In fact, Nikundana is back in Uganda after a brief trip to Uganda.Reporters Without Borders meanwhile took the opportunity to reiterate its outrage about the plight of Aloys Kabura, the correspondent of the Agence Burundaise de Presse in the northern city of Kayanza, who has been imprisoned there since 31 May for comments he made in a bar criticising the government’s behaviour in an incident involving the police, a dissident ruling party legislator and several journalists. He has been awaiting the verdict of his trial since 28 July. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more

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A New Haven for Terrorists

first_img Taking advantage of the international attention on relevant matters, such as the conflicts in Syria, political instability in Egypt, the French intervention in Mali, resumed peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, and Iran’s nuclear program, they established themselves in these areas and get support from other radical Islamic groups, creating excellent opportunities for training and recruitment without external interference. Increased security levels at diplomatic and military facilities using new technologies has also contributed to hampering attacks from taking place, in addition to having intelligence agencies constantly monitor and intercept communications making these more predictable. However, the scenario that has been closely observed by analysts has been taking another direction. Years of strong military opposition by the U.S. and the coalition forces against radical terrorist groups in the Middle East forced part of them to migrate to new regions that are traditional centers of conflict, where weak governments are plagued by economic decline, creating beneficial conditions for them, particularly in North Africa. There are, however, many other groups operating in that region, such as the Boko Haram in Nigeria and the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, who own modern arsenals of explosives from Libya that are more powerful and difficult to detect. In most cases, the name Al Qaeda, internationalized by Osama Bin Laden, would be used to increase the importance and latent power of their actions, which in some aspects worked as efficient propaganda to maintain the ghost created by the former feared leader of the organization alive. I believe that chances are slim for the terrorist network Al Qaeda to perform large scale attacks or even a single attack that resembles the scope of what happened in the last decade. The majority of their leadership has been dismantled; many were killed and some of their older members, especially the more experienced ones, are incarcerated. center_img By Dialogo August 14, 2013 These factors led to a reduction in their operations since the second half of the last decade, which was characterized by isolated actions from so-called “lone wolves,” or people who were not necessarily linked to the network, and many times never even had any contact with them, but perpetrated attacks based on extremist ideology. The latest attacks in Yemen show that many suicide bombers have improved their techniques, resorting to carrying explosives inside their own bodies, making them look harmless. In this context, there is the possibility that North Africa may now become an important operating base for regionalized attacks, which would also strengthen the extremist groups in the Middle East. It is possible that the international community is facing a new phase of radical terrorism with bold and extremely lethal actions.last_img read more

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Watch your waistline! Top five Christmas coffees that contain HUGE calories

first_imgOne thing that is very popular at this time of year is the Christmas themed coffees.It should be said, that most of these aren’t actually coffee and are more of a variety of calorific hot chocolates that sell by the thousands.So, which of these are the worst for your waistline? As with anything, it is usually the ones that taste the best.COSTA GINGERBREAD LATTEThis is a Christmas favourite.Costas Gingerbread Latte.This is hugely popular over the festive period and for good reason.  🎅It tastes great. Advertisement But, this does come at a cost, and that cost is almost 400 calories.323 calories7g of carbs24.2g of sugar14.9g of fat.This is almost a meals worth of calories in one drink. Gingerbread FrappuccinoAs I only drink coffee in Starbucks. I didn’t know there was a difference between a Gingerbread latte and a Gingerbread Frappuccino.Turns out there are almost 100 calories of a differenceThe Gingerbread Frappuccino comes in at 480 calories while the gingerbread latte comes in at 392 calories. Advertisement The carbs and sugar are almost DOUBLE of the latte also.Coming in at 80g carbs and 79g sugar, compared to 42g carbs and 39g sugar in the latte.Billionaire Hot Chocolate from Costa CoffeeThis is going to be very popular this year.Coming in at 528 calories with 63g of carbs and 52g of sugar.It is a whopper, to say the least.If you are still planning on treating yourself, go for a small to save yourself some calories.  Advertisement Café Neró’s Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. Again, it’s another seemingly innocent Christmas themed drink and you wouldn’t think it could do that much damage.Unfortunately, you’d be wrong.A large version of this comes in at 623 calories and has 5g of carbs.77.7g of this is sugar and has 25g of fat also. Advertisement While this is higher in calories, there are higher to come.Hot chocolate with everything on it.We look at Costa Coffee Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows and Whipped cream.Basically, it’s the works.Everything is on this, the ultimate indulgence, and the calories show this.This is the largest number of calories out if all the drinks I looked at. Advertisement Coming in at;750 calories 4g of carbs68.5g of sugar34.2g of fatIf you were to have a Christmas cookie along with this, you’d be taking in over a thousand calories for a snack.There you have it. The top 5 Christmas themed drinks, that are the highest in calories.Could you make them fit into your diet?Anything is possible, but you wouldn’t be indulging too often on this if you were looking for weight loss or to just maintain a bit of control over the festive period. Again, as with everything moderation is key.#Leanin2019If you would like to focus on getting in shape for Christmas, we can help you to get Christmas party-ready.Click the link below and get signed up to our Christmas workouts.8 weeks to get you in the best shape of your life for the Christmas Party season. LADIES CLICK HEREMEN CLICK HEREWatch your waistline! Top five Christmas coffees that contain HUGE calories was last modified: November 3rd, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Half-time: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho equalised for Liverpool in the final seconds of the first half at Stamford Bridge, where Ramires had put Chelsea ahead after just four minutes.Ramires, who signed a new four-year contract this week, got in front of Alberto Moreno to head home Cesar Azpilicueta’s left-wing cross – his fourth goal of the season.The Brazilian lined up in midfield alongside John Mikel Obi, with Cesc Fabregas dropped to the substitutes’ bench where he was joined by Nemanja Matic, who was left out despite being available again after a ban.Diego Costa was passed fit for the Blues, having hobbled off during the midweek defeat at Stoke after taking a knock to his ribs.Liverpool on the other hand are playing without a recognised striker but have looked a threat and Asmir Begovic had to be alert to deny Adam Lallana after the Reds midfielder had been found by James Milner’s cross.Begovic also gathered a header from Lucas – again after a cross by Milner – as Jurgen Klopp’s side continued to press.But the Chelsea keeper was beaten when Coutinho collected Roberto Firmino’s pass and cleverly evaded Ramires before curling into the far corner despite John Terry’s desperate attempt to block the shot.Chelsea: Begovic; Zouma, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Ramires; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Amelia, Baba, Matic, Fabregas, Kenedy, Falcao, Remy.Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Milner, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino.Subs: Bogdan, Lovren, Benteke, Allen, Ibe, Teixeira, Randall.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Torrefaction: Roasting agricultural, forest and animal residues to produce “green coal” with improved properties and value

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest What is torrefaction?Torrefaction is a thermochemical treatment process for biomass upgrading that occurs at a temperature range of 390 to 570 degrees F at near atmospheric pressure, in the absence of oxygen, and at a reactor residence time of 10 to 30 minutes, or longer. During torrefaction, water and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are removed, and hemicellulose fractions of the biomass are degraded leaving cellulose and lignin in the biomass. The final product looks similar to charcoal. How to torrefy biomass?The first step in biomass torrefaction involves feeding raw biomass into the torrefaction system. The particle size may vary depending on the feedstock source; however, a uniform size will give the best results. The biomass is then slowly heated in the absence of oxygen in the torrefaction chamber to reach a temperature of 390 to 570 degrees F, which is maintained for up to 10 to 30 minutes. This partially decomposes the biomass and releases some volatile matter, including water, VOCs and hemicellulose. The remaining solid portion is the torrefied biomass, which is the main final product. The volatiles, vapors and gases produced during torrefaction can be burned in the combustion section, producing heat that can be used to preheat the incoming raw biomass for torrefaction. The torrefied biomass can be pelletized to obtain high density, uniform biomass pellets (Figure 1). Why torrefy biomass?Agricultural and forest residues, energy crops, and animal litter can be used as a feedstock to generate bioenergy, such as ethanol, heat and electricity. However, these feedstocks usually have a low bulk density and energy density. Biomass upgrading techniques, such as torrefaction, change biomass properties for improved storage, transportation, pretreatment, and conversion.The advantages of torrefied biomass over raw biomass include:Reduced moisture content and improved hydrophobicity — Torrefaction drastically reduces the moisture content of the biomass, resulting in a relatively hydrophobic product that absorbs and retains less water during storage, reducing biomass deterioration.  The low moisture content also decreases transportation cost.Increased brittleness — Torrefaction destroys the biomass cell structure, which increases the brittleness of the material. Biomass usually needs to be reduced in size for use, such as fuels, chemicals, or other materials. Increased brittleness of torrefied biomass decreases the energy required for grinding by 80-90%.Higher energy content per unit weight — The calorific value of the biomass typically increases from 5,000-7,000 BTUs per pound to 8,500-10,500 BTUs per pound. This makes it an ideal candidate to be used in thermochemical plants as well as household burners.Homogeneous solid with less smoke — Raw biomass have a wide range of moisture content and VOCs depending on the type, source and harvest conditions. Torrefaction significantly reduces the moisture content and VOCs, resulting in a homogeneous solid fuel that generates less smoke during combustion.Elimination of odor and pathogenic microorganisms — Torrefaction involves heat treatment, which can eliminate odors and pathogenic microorganisms that arise from decomposition of biomass during storage.Torrefied biomass can be further densified into pellets. Torrefied pellets have a more uniform size and form, which results in better flowability compared to the raw biomass and improves handling and storage. Furthermore, torrefied biomass pellets have several benefits compared to the raw biomass pellets, including:Improved durability — The biomass contains a higher fraction of hot lignin immediately after torrefaction, which helps it to be compacted, with strong adhesion between the biomass particles, improving pellet durability and handling properties.Increased bulk density — Torrefied pellets usually have a higher bulk density (47 to 53 pounds per cubic foot) compared to raw biomass pellets (34 to 44 pounds per cubic foot).Ultimately, torrefaction of biomass and densification reduces dry matter losses and enhances handling and transportation logistics. Applications of torrefied biomassTorrefied biomass/pellets can be used for different applications, such as:An alternative to coal in conventional coal fired plants — Torrefied biomass are renewable, and have calorific value (8,500-10,500 BTU per pound) comparable to coal (~11,000 BTU per pound), and lower ash and mineral contents.Feedstock for biofuel production — Torrefied biomass primarily contains cellulose, which can be converted to biofuel, especially through thermochemical conversion routes.Soil amendment — Torrefied biomass has almost all the minerals and nutrients in the biomass and thus can be land applied as a soil amendment. How much does it cost to torrefy biomass?Torrefaction of biomass requires a reactor that provides inert reaction conditions without oxygen. Such a facility, at commercial scale, requires a large capital investment. Torrefaction operational costs vary considerably depending on the scale of the facility, feedstock type, desired torrefaction conditions, and potential use of heat or VOCs for other purposes, such as offsetting heating costs. Torrefaction costs of between $17 and $42 per ton of torrefied biomass have been reported.Dr. Ajay Shah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering of The Ohio State University.  He can be reached at [email protected] and (330) 263-3858.  This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Scienceslast_img read more

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Bright young thing

first_imgGulshan Devaiah is the undisputed ‘style guru’ for all his friends. However, it has been a while since he turned his back on fashion for acting. The 31 year old graduate from NIFT has already made a loud enough splash in Bollywood thanks to his role as Ricky, the drug,Gulshan Devaiah is the undisputed ‘style guru’ for all his friends. However, it has been a while since he turned his back on fashion for acting. The 31 year old graduate from NIFT has already made a loud enough splash in Bollywood thanks to his role as Ricky, the drug peddler in Dum Maro Dum. With his next film, Shaitan, set to release in June, Devaiah will be back in Bangalore to promote the film as well as to perform in his favourite play, Butter and Mashed Banana.Personal style: He might have sported a tattoo and worn colourful clothes on screen, but in real life he’s all for subtle sophistication. Personal style is most important. “I saw some lovely fabric recently and decided to make some summer pants for myself,” he explains.Mumbai Vs Bangalore: I miss mom, dad and India Coffee House from Bangalore but otherwise I love it here in Mumbai, except during IPL when I’m ready to run off to Bangalore.Style quotient: On the effect of Bollywood on his style of dressing he says, “Nothing really, I’ve lost a bit of weight, thanks to long shooting hours followed by absolute joblessness, so things fit me well now. I always take time to dress and change my mind at the last hour. Almost as bad as most women”.Brand master: An intelligent mix and match of brands and casual wear keep him going. “I love Zara and H&M. I also love Paul Smith and Tom Ford, but I can’t afford them, just too expensive,” he says disarmingly. On his trip to Greece recently, he floored his to-be in-laws with “pants that I made and black suede boots that I bought from Linking Road”.On the spotadvertisementSiddhartha Mallya, the smiling happy cherub, also known as Deepika Padukone’s boyfriend, can be quite a brat as seen at a high-end salon, located at UB City recently. Mallya junior was unhappy with his hair cut and was seen grumbling about how ‘they either cut it too short or too long, and wondering how they get their licence.Pillows signed by Shah Rukh KhanShahrukh Khan on the other hand had probably forgotten his hair gel at home, what with the new floppy haired look. He chose to skip the IPL party but remembered thoughtfully to leave a signed pillow for the staff of the ITC Gardenia where he stayed to thank them for their warmth.Bangalore might have been a famous English Cantonment, but we still thought it was strange when Karan Johar, who is incidentally the ambassador for British Tourism exclaimed that he was more familiar with London than Mumbai when he was in town for the launch of Visit Britian campaign. He added for good measure, “And, of course I do all my shopping in London.”last_img read more

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Ex-Arsenal player takes Chinese citizenship in landmark move

first_imgGrace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations However, that would not stop them playing for China because they did not represent the countries of their birth as senior internationals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES MOST READ Knicks send Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas, say he requested a trade ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments (L-R) Arsenal’s French midfielder Francis Coquelin, Arsenal’s German defender Per Mertesacker and Arsenal’s defender Nico Yennaris celebrate after their team scored the 0-1 during the football friendly match 1. FC Koeln vs. FC Arsenal London in Cologne, western Germany, on August 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND (Photo by DANIEL ROLAND / AFP)A London-born former England youth international signed for Beijing Guoan on Thursday and will take Chinese citizenship, in a landmark move for Chinese football.Ex-Arsenal player Nico Yennaris arrived from English second-tier side Brentford and was joined at Guoan by fellow midfielder John Hou Saeter, who was born in Norway.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Saeter, 21, who will use his Chinese name Hou Yongyong, moves from Stabaek in Norway’s top league.By naturalizing both men, Guoan can field them as domestic players instead of overseas ones.Chinese Super League teams are restricted to a maximum of three foreign players on the pitch at the same time.The pair’s switch to Chinese could also be a boon to the struggling national side, who badly need quality reinforcements.Yennaris has represented England at under-17, under-18 and under-19, and Saeter played for Norway in several age groups.ADVERTISEMENT The duo — both of whom have Chinese mothers — are set to become China’s first naturalized footballers “after all the formalities are completed”, Guoan said.The capital club, who won last season’s Chinese FA Cup under German coach Roger Schmidt, said they hope the two players will go on to represent China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe 25-year-old Yennaris, who has taken the Chinese name Li Ke, tweeted: “I’m delighted to announce I’ve signed for Beijing Sinobo Guoan FC as a Chinese citizen. “It’s an exciting opportunity for me to play in the birth country of my mother and grandparents.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

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Stephen Baldwins Daughters Support Clothing Line For Charity

first_imgThe So Lucky To B Me line of women’s casual wear, which features inspirational quotes and designs of empowerment, has two new celebrity fans: Hailey and Alaia Baldwin, the beautiful daughters of actor, director, producer and author Stephen Baldwin.Stephen Baldwin poses with his beautiful teenage daughters Alaia and Hailey in So Lucky To B Me casual wear.The Baldwin family is excited to join forces with So Lucky To B Me to raise awareness for breast cancer research and support for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund (CMBBCRF), founded by Stephen’s mother, which supports new and established researchers investigating the causes, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer. A portion of all proceeds from sales of the casual wear purchased through SoLuckyToBMe.com will be donated to the Fund.Hailey says that the empowering messages behind the So Lucky To B Me line are a great match for her grandmother’s charity: “What this company stands for is really great, and the shirts are an awesome representation of the love that comes from the heart of the Fund,” she says.Alaia agrees with her sister, and says that CMBBCRF and So Lucky To B Me represent the power and passion of women committed to making a difference: “The women who are working hard behind the scenes of So Lucky To B Me and behind CMBBCRF are the greatest examples of strong women. They can all relate to those who are going through the hardest of times. Andie Graff’s desire to support my grandmother’s organization is truly a blessing.”Andie Graff, founder and designer behind So Lucky To B Me, says the inspirational messages she includes on each piece mirror the mission of the Fund: “I created the line to share messages of empowerment to help build women’s self-esteem and encourage them to believe that they are more than enough, simply by being themselves,” Graff says. “I am thrilled to partner with an organization that is also working so tirelessly on behalf of women.”Stephen Baldwin, who will be competing on Donald Trump’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice to win money for his mother’s charity, says the partnership is a natural fit: “You’ve heard the saying ‘as long as you have your health’…Well, for me, that’s something that I do not take for granted. Our partnership with So Lucky To B Me will allow us to use the funding generated to bring us that much closer to finding a cure for breast cancer.”Created in 2008 by Andie Graff, the So Lucky To B Me line of casual wear has a mission of empowerment at heart: To help every woman recognize that real beauty shines from a happy soul; to help every woman know that finding happiness and fulfillment is a journey; and to help every woman know that she is worthy, beautiful, and capable. Every So Lucky To B Me product carries an inspirational quote that helps further that message. By donating a portion of the proceeds to charity, every product furthers the line’s mission of “Dress Well. Do Good.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Katy Rockett appointed to Managing Director North America

first_imgKaty Rockett appointed to Managing Director North AmericaKaty Rockett appointed to Managing Director North AmericaExodus Travels has appointed Katy Rockett to Managing Director – North America, effective immediately. With her expertise in the adventure travel industry, Rockett helped spearhead the UK’s leading adventure tour operator’s expansion into the U.S. and Canadian markets, opening Exodus’ first dedicated North American office in Toronto in 2014. In the past two years, Exodus has seen considerable growth in the U.S. and Canadian markets. Dedicated to building on its initial success in North America, Rockett and her dynamic team will further strengthen Exodus Travels’ position as a leading global adventure tour operator and travel authority.“Katy has played a vital role in launching the brand in the North American market,” said Andrew Appleyard, Vice President – Global Sales, Exodus Travels. “Her wealth of expertise and genuine spirit are essential during this next period of exponential growth for Exodus.”A key priority will continue to be developing strong relationships with travel advisors while making it easy and fun for them to share Exodus’ 600 + affordable and innovative hiking, cycling, cultural and responsible wildlife tours in more than 100 countries worldwide with their clients.During her tenure as Exodus’ Marketing Manager, North America, Rockett displayed outstanding leadership abilities, an enthusiasm and passion for marketing, promotions and adventure travel, and extensive product knowledge. In two years, she helped build a loyal customer base among consumers and agents and drove significant traffic and leads through strategic marketing initiatives. An industry veteran, Rockett first entered the travel industry as a marketing intern for Intrepid Travel. She was quickly promoted to Marketing and PR Specialist before moving to the Intrepid Group as Marketing Manager and later joining Exodus Travels in 2014.About Exodus TravelsCelebrating 43 years, leading adventure tour operator Exodus has a vast range of adventure and activity holidays across seven continents, offering places as diverse and as exhilarating as Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, the Ice Hotel and Antarctica. Whether it is solo travelers, couples, groups or families, Exodus offers an incredible choice of trips for all ages and activity levels. Operating in 100+ countries with 600+ tours, Exodus insists on low impact tourism and contributing to local communities.Source = Exodus Travelslast_img read more

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June 28 2004 Welcome to the June 20 2004 Wor

first_imgJune 28, 2004 Welcome to the June 20. 2004 Workshop. [top from left]: Agnes Fisher, Camelia Jolda, Alexander Wolfe, Merry Dennehy [seminar week only] and Robert Strizich [seminar week only]. [middle from left]: Brent Wynn, Khaled Idriss and Matt Shaw. [bottom from left]: Virginia Honig, Emily Dean, Kyle Stover, Morgan Haley, Stephen Kelly and Clare O’Leary. [Photo & Text: sa]last_img

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