Education vital for achieving all other development goals Ban tells Doha forum

“It is, in short, the lifeblood for a nation’s future economic growth and prosperity,” Mr. Ban told a high-level event focusing on financing to achieve “education for all” – the pledge made by world leaders in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, in 1999.Mr. Ban said that education at every age plays an empowering and essential role in reducing poverty and building better livelihoods. It promotes innovation, communication and mutual understanding. In addition to being one of the eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), education can also be a catalyst for progress towards other goals, such as public health and gender equality. “The Millennium Development Goals cannot be achieved without education,” he stressed.The Secretary-General said a major concern right now is the impact of the current financial crisis on the development gains in education made since 2000, particularly for the most vulnerable. He noted that 75 million children around the world have no access to education, and millions more in poor communities are receiving only a very basic education.And in areas of conflict, a child continuously prevented from attending school is too often the rule, not the exception, he added. At the UN High-Level Event on the MDGs held in New York in September, world leaders and partners made significant financial pledges to improve health, education and access to clean water and sanitation. “Coming in the midst of financial turmoil, this was an encouraging display,” said Mr. Ban.“We must maintain this momentum,” he stated. “By ensuring that all children get the education they deserve, we can put both individuals and countries on a sure footing toward a more stable and fulfilling future.”Ensuring sufficient financing to meet key development goals amid mounting concern about the impact of the current global economic slowdown on poor nations is the focus of the four-day conference that began in the Qatari capital yesterday. 30 November 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged participants at a global finance meeting in Doha to ensure that all children receive the education they need, without which countries will not be able to achieve their development targets. read more

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Hamilton police continue to investigate downtown stabbing

Hamilton Police Service is looking for two suspects after receiving reports of a stabbing in the downtown core. Officers were called to the area of King St. and Emerald St. North shortly after midnight on Sunday.When police arrived, the victim and suspects had already fled the scene. Police are looking for two men who are described as black, 25 to 30 years old, 5’10”, with short dreadlocks.Police believe the incident was targeted and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Jon Van Oene at 905-546-3818, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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Beavers reduce river pollution by building dams study shows

Beavers were thought to be extinct in Britain but were spotted for the first time around 10 years ago Beavers were thought to be extinct in Britain but were spotted for the first time around 10 years ago 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. “However, we are heartened to discover that beaver dams can go a long way to mitigate this soil loss and also trap pollutants which lead to the degradation of our water bodies.”Were beaver dams to be commonplace in the landscape we would no doubt see these effects delivering multiple benefits across whole ecosystems, as they do elsewhere around the world.”Beavers were thought to have been extinct in Britain since the 16th century after being hunted for their pelts, meat and scent glands.But 10 years ago a colony was discovered on the River Tay in Scotland, and in 2009 a population was released into Knapdale Forest in Argyll as part of a trial reintroduction by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and Royal Zoological Society of London.In 2010 a wild family were also spotted in the River Otter, in Devon, and are currently monitored by the Devon Wildlife Trust. They have since bred to six family groups.The new study lends further weight to reintroduction schemes.  Devon Wildlife Trust’s Director of Conservation and Development, Peter Burgess which monitors the River Otter beavers: “Our partnership with Exeter University working on both our fenced and unfenced beaver trials is revealing information which shows the critical role beavers can play, not only for wildlife, but the future sustainability of our land and water. “It is truly inspiring to have our observations confirmed by detailed scientific investigations.” Beavers should be reintroduced into the wild to help clean up polluted rivers and stem the loss of valuable soils from farms, new research suggests.The study,  by scientists at the University of Exeter, found that a single family of beavers removed high levels of sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus from water that flowed through a 2.5 hectare enclosure in Devon. The group of beavers, which have lived in fenced-off site at a secret location in West Devon since 2011, have built 13 dams, slowing the flow of water and creating a series of deep ponds along the course of what was once a small stream.Researchers measured the amount of sediment, phosphorus and nitrogen in water running into the site and then compared this to water as it ran out of the site after it had passed through the beavers’ ponds and dams system.They also measured how much of the chemicals, and sediment had been rapped by the dams in each of the ponds.The results showed the dams had trapped more than 100 tonnes of sediment, 70 per cent of which was soil, which had eroded from ‘intensively managed grassland’ fields upstream.And that sediment contained high concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus, which are nutrients known to create problems for the wildlife in rivers and streams and which also need to be removed from human water supplies to meet drinking-quality standards.   Professor of Earth Surface Processes, Richard Brazier of Exeter said: “It is of serious concern that we observe such high rates of soil loss from agricultural land, which are well in excess of soil formation rates. read more

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Momir Ilic for HandballPlanetcom With Veszprem to Cologne next season

Momir Ilic for Handball Planet Serbian NT captain and THW Kiel player in the last four years, Momir Ilic speaks exclusively for Handball-Planet.com about his last efforts with German team and signed four years deal with Hungarian champion, MKB Veszprem:-I expected two very tough matches with TOP quality Veszprem. In the first match we won after -6, even I don’t know how. We showed that we never stop to fight, that is our biggest strentgh. We knew how tough will be to play in front of fantastic fans in “Veszprem Arena”. Our tactics was to keep the ball, to try to be calm and make a good chances to scoring goals. It’s really sad because of handball that two big teams as Kiel and Veszprem had to play at 1/4 final, that one of them can’t play in Cologne – says “Serbian Bombardier”.You have a chance to become the first Serbian player who can win three EHF Champions League trophies (2010, 2012 and 2013)?– Firstly I wanted to win just once, but then, you know as every sportsman, you want more and more. We had amazing last season, we stayed unbeatable. The last season in Kiel is somekind of TOP of my career. I would like to leave Germany with “hat-trick”. It will be extremelly difficult. Barca, HSV and Kielce waiting us. Trophy in “Lanxess Arena” could be unforgeatable the end of my Bundesliga part of career.WISH BARCELONA IN THE FINALWhich rival you want in F4 semi-final?– I don’t want to play against Barcelona in the first match. Kiel and BArca are the best teams in Europe. As I said for Veszprem, it would be really sad if we can’t meet them in the final. That clash in the final would have more quality and fight for new great event in Cologne.You have played two times in “Lanxess Arena”. Is that your biggest advantage, because you know how to react in front of 20.000 fans, who are mainly your fans from Kiel?– You know, you have only two days to show everything you know. One bad afternoon can get you out of the competition, so even the fans can’t help you. All teams coming to play until the end. Some minor could decide.WITH VESZPREM TO COLOGNE NEXT YEARYou were in specific situation last two weekends. You played against your future team? How do you feel?– Yes, it was really specific situation, such an important matches, I was really excited. I am happy that I signed a deal with Veszprem. That is TOP team, real handball city with fantastic fans. I will have my place in the plans of coach Ortega. Team gives all efforts at the Champions League and I hope that I will go to Cologne next year also, this time with Veszprem.After seven years (Vfl Gummersbach 2006-2009 and THW Kiel 2009-2013) you are leaving DKB Bundesliga. Hungary will be a start of new chapter of your career?– When I decided to left Kiel, I wanted to find team who wants trophies. That was the first condition to be satisfied in my case. TOP goals were always some kind of “rule” in Kiel. Kiel is the biggest team in the World. I spent there fantastic four years, won a lot of trophies and that is for player TOP of career, but also, Veszprem is TOP team with great ambitions. I wish to make great results in Hungary also, I will give 100% for that…That isn’t “Hungarian Veszprem” anymore. There are a lot of players who know how to win EHF CL (Nagy, Rodriguez, Oneto, Ugalde)…– Team is very good,no doubt about that. It will be very interesting to see how far we can go…Your move to Hungary will mean that you won’t have such a enormous efforts in the rhytm “wednesday – saturday”, what can be good for Serbian NT also?– That is also one of the reason why I decided to leave Germany. Bundesliga takes 100% of you, tough matches, long trips, etc. Hungarian championship is weaker, that is good for me to save energy for big matches in the Champions League. I will be fresh also for the NT. I will be there to help as much as I can. There were situations in the last few years when I couldn’t give more to the them, because I was exausted.That means that you won’t say “godbye” to Serbia?It’s difficult to say now. It depends from headcoach, does he has me in the plans, etc. As I said before – I can’t say NO to my country – concludes Serbian captain. ← Previous Story Tatiana Khmirova to Vardar SCBT Next Story → VELUX EHF CL F4: German derby in Cologne – Barca VS Kielce! read more

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Sommet de Cancun les ministres sont arrivés au Mexique

first_imgSommet de Cancun : les ministres sont arrivés au MexiqueLa ministre française de l’Ecologie et du Développement durable, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, est arrivée à Cancun, au Mexique, aujourd’hui pour participer à la conférence de l’Onu. Au total, 190 ministres de l’environnement étaient attendus pour la deuxième semaine de réunion.Le gouvernement français a dépêché à Cancun la ministre de l’Ecologie et du Développement durable Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, pour participer à la deuxième semaine de réunion sur le climat. Pour le moment, les engagements pris “ne sont pas à la hauteur”, estime le ministère. L’objectif fixé lors de la réunion de Copenhague, il y a un an, visait à limiter l’augmentation de la température mondiale à deux degrés.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?La ministre a prévu dans son emploi du temps, en parallèle de son intervention en séance plénière de la conférence d’aujourd’hui, de rencontrer le Premier ministre kenyan, le vice-ministre parlementaire en charge des Affaires étrangères du Japon ainsi que le ministre de l’Environnement de l’Inde.”L’enjeu de ces négociations est de poser les fondations d’une coopération multilatérale efficace pour faire avancer concrètement la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique”, a souligné le ministère.Le 8 décembre 2010 à 17:09 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Winks focused on positives after loss to Wolves

first_imgTottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks insists he’s focusing on the positives after the team’s disappointing home loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers.Spurs suffered a shock 3-1 defeat to Nuno-Espirito Santo’s side on Saturday at Wembley, a result which has seen then fall to the third position on the Premier League table.However, Winks is taking a positive outlook on the club’s current position.“It shows how well we are doing this year to be considered title contenders and to be sitting here disappointed that we aren’t closer to the top than we’d expect, it just shows us how far we have come and how well we are doing,” he said, according to BT Sport.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We have high expectations ourselves and if we don’t come away with a win against Wolves at home we get frustrated at that. It just shows how high our standards are set at the moment and how ambitious we are.”Mauricio Pochettino’s men get the chance to return to winning ways against Cardiff on New Year’s Day and Winks insists the players are determined to put the Wolves result right.“We said before the game that it was must-win so to come away with a defeat is a down dressing room – everyone is fuming but it is football,” Winks added. “We have to bounce back against Cardiff on the first.”“We are still in the race, we have had some great results, we can’t get too down about this, we have to get ourselves ready for the next game and bounce back with a win.”last_img read more

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Fit and fine

first_imgA fitness workshop has been organised by Bodhi, a NGO in association with  Bindiya Bhandari and Chirag Sethi that can help you to cultivate a healthy body, quiet mind, open heart and vibrant spirit. The workshop will start off with talk about the process Kundali Yoga, and the philosophy behind it, understanding the workings of the mind and its psychology.  The technical aspects about the process imply the holistic science, posture alignment and breathing techniques. Moving toward the  process which comprises of a combination of kriya’s which is called movements, asanas( posture), breath, focus, chant and the music intelligently sequenced to co-ordinate with the movements, followed by guided yoga nidra and conscious relaxation. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Kundali Yoga is  a combination of all the yogic and scientific methods working with the nervous systems, glandular systems and the other systems within the body. It is perhaps the only yoga practice that divide the yoga community into two halves- the believers and the scepties. Bodhi is a international organisation devoted towards transforming human consciousness. Working on human problems such as stress, depression, emotional, anxiety, relationship, marital, addiction, psychological, physiological, philosophical, it has developed various courses and workshops specially designed for the generation of today considering all the difficulties faced by the individuals of today and the compatibility of body-mind to deal with all these issues and difficulties.last_img read more

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M6 motorway closed in Lancashire due to multivehicle accident

first_imgThe M6 motorway is closed in Lancashire following a multi-vehicle accident on the southbound carriageway this morning. Police, paramedics and firefighters, along with traffic officers from Highways England, are at the scene of the ‘serious collision’ between junction 36 and junction 35 near Carnforth. The accident was first reported at around 1.30am today (Sunday November 25 2018), with the road being confirmed as closed by 2.20am. The carriageway remains shut as of 6.45am. Collision investigation work is taking place – with the M6 southbound expected to be shut for some time. A diversion (see below) is in place and motorists are being advised to seek alternative routes. A North West Motorway Police spokesman said: “All traffic is now stopped at J36 due to a multiple vehicle collision. Lancashire Police remain on scene with Fire & Ambulance. “Accident Investigation are attending the scene. ” Read MoreDrugs seized following raid in Stoke-on-Trent A Highways England spokesman said: “The M6 in Lancashire is closed southbound between J36 for the (A65 & A590) and J35 (A601M) near Carnforth due to a serious collision. “Lancashire Police are on scene and working with Ambulance and the Fire service. “Lancashire Police advised that the road will be closed for some time. “Please allow extra time for your journey, should you be travelling in the area.” Diversion on the M6 in LancashireA diversion route has been implemented and drivers are advised to follow the Solid Square Symbol: Exit the M6 at J36 and join the A590 and follow towards the Brettargh Holt roundabout. Continue on the A590 after the Brettargh Holt roundabout and turn left onto the A6 signed Milnthorpe. Follow the A6 towards Milnthorpe/Lancaster until reaching J35a. At this junction take the second left on to the A601 (M) to J35. At M6 junction 35 take the third exit to rejoin the M6 southbound.last_img read more

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Sunwing Vacations adds two new Sun flights from Winnipeg

first_imgSunwing Vacations adds two new Sun flights from Winnipeg Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Friday, September 16, 2016 center_img TORONTO — Sunwing Vacations is offering more vacation packages departing directly from Winnipeg with the introduction of two new weekly, direct flight services to Puerto Plata and Mazatlan.These new flights bring the number of destinations offered by the tour operator from Winnipeg to 15. New for this coming season, clients will be able to choose between Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic and Mazatlán in Pacific Mexico, along with the company’s established lineup of vacation hotspots that includes Cancun, Punta Cana and Montego Bay.The new service to Puerto Plata departs Thursdays between Dec. 15, 2016 and March 30, 2017. The service to Mazatlan departs Fridays between Dec. 15, 2016 and March 31, 2017.“We are pleased to offer our customers from Winnipeg even more choice this coming winter. Both these destinations appeal to vacationers looking for a fun-filled beach getaway at a price that won’t blow the travel budget and we are certain that they will prove popular amongst Winnipeg residents,” said Andrew Dawson, President of tour Operations for Sunwing Vacations.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaThe news was also welcomed by Pascal Bélanger, Vice-President & Chief Commercial Officer of the Winnipeg Airports Authority who said, “These new destinations will add to the variety of great vacation options offered to our community. Warm-weather destinations have never been more popular, and travellers will now have access to even more choices as they make their vacation plans to Mexico or the Dominican Republic.” Tags: Dominican Republic, Mexico, New Routes, Sunwing Posted bylast_img read more

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Nicaraguas avowed antiUS leader Ortega eyes new mandate

first_imgMANAGUA, Nicaragua – He hasn’t officially started campaigning, but Daniel Ortega, president of Nicaragua, is widely believed to be aiming to extend his near decade in power by yet another term.If that turns out to be the case in elections to be held in November 2016, the former Marxist rebel would be on track to tighten his grip on the Central American country, which is aligned with Cuba, Venezuela and Iran against U.S. “imperialism.”A high popularity rating, currently at 54 percent, and a fractured opposition would pave the way for Ortega’s re-election.Nicaragua is also fairly peaceful, especially when compared to neighboring Honduras, which has one of the highest murder rates in the world.Ortega’s wife Rosario Murillo, who is also the government’s official spokeswoman and a Cabinet minister, is seen as either a partner in power or the éminence grise.The president’s Sandinista Front party has not yet designated its candidate, but analysts have little doubt that Ortega will be seeking a new five-year mandate.“It’s obvious he will run again. It’s a sickness — he believes himself indispensable,” a Nicaraguan sociologist, Cirilo Otero, told AFP. “He believes that. And we are facilitating him with our silence, fear or praise.” A protester wears a mask of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega during a demonstration against the electoral system, in Managua, on Sept. 2, 2015. Inti Ocón/AFPThe former rebelOrtega, today aged 70, rose to power in 1979 when his Sandinista rebels overthrew the U.S.-supported dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza in a revolution.Ortega was soundly elected president in 1984 despite an unsuccessful CIA-backed effort to topple his leftist government, but he lost office in the next election in 1990, and failed in the three following polls to win it back.After 16 years in opposition, during which his hardline stance mellowed, Ortega managed to regain the presidency in 2006. He was re-elected in 2011 with 62 percent of the vote after a ban on successive terms was lifted.“I have not a doubt that while he’s alive he will be the [party’s] candidate, even if he’s 90,” said Dora María Téllez, a Sandinista dissident. “Because part of his power source is his grip on the candidacy.”Nicaragua is currently living through what looks curiously like an Ortega re-election push, even though its Supreme Electoral Council — stacked with the president’s allies — has not called on candidates to be declared.Ortega has been highlighting what he says are his government’s successes, which include a reduction in poverty over the past five years and an improved economy that he boasts has been endorsed by international financial bodies.But a political analyst, Óscar René Vargas, said the issues that Ortega highlights “don’t reflect the daily reality” in the country. A CID-Gallup poll has found that poverty, lack of jobs and the high cost of living are the most pressing topics for the public.“I don’t want to say” that discontent “will result in a loss of votes, because it’s still way too early to make forecasts,” Vargas said. “But these social conditions could create a negative environment.”See: ‘Trees of Life’: Nicaragua capital transformed into first lady’s new-age vision Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega waves to supporters during the celebration of the 36th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution at La Fe square in Managua, on July 19, 2015. At the podium is First Lady Rosario Murillo. Inti Ocón/AFPA call for fair electionsFor the country’s opposition, the problem is not whether Ortega runs again, but whether the elections will be free and transparent.“If the elections are transparent and honest, if they are not stolen, then they [Ortega and the Sandinista Front] will lose,” said Téllez, an ex-guerrilla commander who backed Ortega during his first stint in power.A lawmaker from the opposition Liberal Independent Party, Eliseo Núñez, agreed. “He has already lost four times. Really, if the elections are free ones, he will lose again.”With just less than a year before the vote, the opposition is keeping up pressure on the government. Each week, small protests are held in the capital Managua and in other cities demanding electoral transparency.However the opposition is split, unable to produce a strong leader to seriously compete with Ortega for the presidency.“The big challenge for the opposition is unity,” said Vargas. “But I don’t see any indications right now that it has that.”Still, the silence of the Supreme Electoral Council has started to attract the opposition’s attention.“Once the electoral process is opened, political mobilization will intensify and Ortega wants to avoid that for as long as possible so as to keep his opposition under the club,” Téllez said.Other factors may also be in play, such as Sunday’s legislative elections in Venezuela, Núñez said.“It’s not so much the results [of Venezuela’s election] but the reaction of the international community if there should be some anomaly,” he explained. “If the reaction is strong, we will have more transparent elections [in Nicaragua] than the ones in 2011.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Nicaraguan opposition has little chance of defeating Ortega Thousands protest Nicaraguan canal Nicaraguan opposition marches under strong police surveillance Dueling stories behind shooter at Nicaragua protest reveal sharp divide over Sandinista governmentlast_img read more

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Pakistan judge orders CEO held for faked diploma allegations

first_img 0 Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Top Stories Sponsored Stories Officials also say they found fraudulent student ID cards and university accreditations for institutions that don’t exist.“We have enough evidence to proceed,” said Shahid Hayat, the provincial director at Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency. “We have forensic evidence.”Television footage showed investigators leading Sheikh away from his office in handcuffs. He later appeared before Judge Noor Mohammad, who ordered Sheikh held for seven days for police questioning on charges of fraud, forgery and cybercrime. Sheikh will appear again before the judge on June 4.Sheikh’s lawyer, Shaukat Hayat, said his client’s family would be permitted to see him while he remains in custody. Hayat, who is not related to the FIA provincial director, previously has said his client denies the allegations against him. Sheikh, in an earlier video message, denied the charges.The arrest marks a downfall for Sheikh and Axact, which planned to launch a new television channel in Pakistan. The software company has described the case against it as a conspiracy by rival media groups.Investigators say others were as well in the raid. It was not immediately known how many people were arrested in all. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Check your body, save your life Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani judge ordered police Wednesday to hold and question the embattled CEO of a software company for a week on allegations he oversaw a global diploma mill, as broadcasters aired images of blank degrees stacked in his firm’s offices.The judicial order marked the latest crisis for Shoaib Sheikh, the top official at Axact, a software company which a recent New York Times report accused of making millions of dollars selling fake high school diplomas and university degrees. While Axact has denied the allegations and threatened legal action against the Times, Pakistani investigators said they found hundreds of thousands of fake degrees during a raid Wednesday on the company’s offices in Karachi. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

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Windstar Cruises announces new Signature Expeditions Program

first_imgStar Legend AlaskaWindstar Cruises announces new Signature Expeditions ProgramWindstar Cruises is serving up intimate adventures and active enrichment with a luxurious twist announcing the launch of Windstar’s Signature Expeditions which will offer high touch experiences both onboard ship and in the marine and wildlife environments where the award-winning boutique line sails.The new Signature Expeditions program kicks off in May 2018 with Windstar’s greatly anticipated return to the Great Land of Alaska.“We are offering travellers the chance to slow down and truly enjoy scenic immersion cruising amongst the glaciers and wildlife, and we have the perfect size ships for Alaska, period,” said Windstar Cruises President, John Delaney.“With the addition of our brand-new Signature Expeditions, our comprehensive land tours and exciting roster of shore excursions, each guest will get to experience the best of adventure, breathtaking nature, and completely personalised service in an incredibly immersive yet completely uncrowded cruise.”“Our experienced team has created the most intensive Alaska experience available in small ship cruising today and we can’t wait to proudly welcome guests to Windstar’s Alaska. It’s all about our unique style of casual yet luxurious adventure.”Windstar’s Signature Expeditions program is designed to provide guests with dual opportunities for immersive and instructive enrichment onboard and Alaska offers the perfect waterways and rugged grounds to do so. At the outset, guests can participate in complimentary classes, one-to-one discussions and topical presentations with industry-leading outdoor experts. There will also an expedition team of five on every Alaskan cruise.Guests will also be able to pair their learnings with optional off-the-ship, personalised small group excursions on the ship’s fleet of kayaks and zodiacs or on intimate small group hikes.All Signature Expeditions will be launched and led by these biologists, glaciologists and more. This two-fold concept will allow Windstar guests to put their new knowledge of the region into immediate action with up-close explorations of Alaska’s magical realms like the Misty Fjords where few (mass-market) cruisers ever visit, let alone kayak the verdant and rugged natural coastline.The 212-passenger Star Legend will arrive in Alaska after spending the northern Winter and early Spring in Asia and will have recently completed an extensive dry-dock installation of the expedition hardware that will support the expedition team and new program.Hand-picked Signature Expedition Team to Lead Classes and ExcursionsWindstar has engaged a team of expedition specialists to assist with the creation of Windstar’s new Signature Expeditions in Alaska, as well as operate the program on board. These geologists, glaciologists, marine biologists and other experts will give commentary, interact with guests and be available to answer guest questions throughout the cruise. Combining insight with exploration, the skilled and knowledgeable team of expedition specialists will also lead outings aboard a new fleet of six inflatable Zodiacs and expedition kayaks, as well as take guests on hikes. A star attraction will be the whale-watching season in Alaska which coincides with Windstar’s time sailing in the region.For the Alaskan debut of Windstar’s new Signature Expeditions, which the company plans to expand to other cruising regions in the future, travellers can choose from morning and afternoon watercraft tours that will leave directly from the ship’s tender and/or Watersports Platform, which means less time travelling and more time making the most out of the holiday. These special places are nearly impossible to reach without access directly from the ship. Zodiac excursions will bring guests close to the shoreline for wildlife viewing and kayaks will allow exploration of fascinating intertidal zones on the Alaskan coastlines, getting up close and personal with magnificent glaciers and, perhaps, sea lions and whales.Expeditions will be led in Kenai Fjord, Misty Fjords, Tracy Arm/Endicott Arm and the Inian Islands, dependent upon weather. Like shore excursions, the Windstar Signature Expeditions tours are optional for guests and available at a per person price of USD40 for hikes, USD170 for kayak tours, and USD150 for zodiac tours, all led by the onboard Expedition Team experts.Scenic Immersion Cruising to Highlight Windstar’s Signature ExpeditionsWindstar Signature Expeditions get guests closer, show them more, and bring them home with once-in-a-lifetime memories. Windstar’s cruises in Alaska feature six expert guides with a deep understanding of geology, marine biology, botany and more who travel on board for the entire cruise. These experts provide insight, education and commentary so guests can truly immerse themselves and absorb the Great Land.Some examples of these new expeditions include:Misty Fjords Kayaking: On a two-and-a-half-hour kayak expedition through Misty Fjords National Monument, guests will see 3000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs with numerous waterfalls cascading down the cliffs, wildlife like bald eagles, and perhaps brown and/or black bears and mountain goats. Throughout the forest, participants will find western hemlock, Sitka spruce and western red cedar.Kenai Zodiac Tour: On a Zodiac tour around Kenai Fjords National Park area, guests will ride by tidewater glaciers that flow from the Harding Ice Field, possibly seeing a glacier calving while riding among ice that has calved. Taking in the spectacular scenery of the area, participants may see harbor seals, black bears on the beach, bald eagles, and puffins.Wrangell Interpretive Walk: This intimate tour will be led by two experienced Expedition Staff members on board. John Muir hiked here while using Wrangell as headquarters for his Stikine delta explorations. Participants are assured of wonderful views and a true immersive forest experience with an elevation gain of about 400 feet. The hike will present good views of the surrounding mountains and the town and waterways below.Land Tours to Denali Round-out the Complete Alaska PackageWindstar’s just-announced pre-and post-cruise Alaska land tours are available to be added to many of Windstar’s Alaska sailings in 2018. The five-day/four-night journey from Seward to Fairbanks, and the reverse, will captivate guests with the unspoiled beauty of the Alaskan wilderness.If beginning in Seward, a Windstar guide will greet travellers after they disembark and then journey to Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Time will be spent exploring the Anchorage Museum before continuing onward for an overnight in the hidden gem of Talkeetna, a unique Alaskan aviation, mining, and climbing town.On day two, the voyage continues via rail with a guided tour into Denali National Park and includes a fun musical dining experience and an orientation about the park, prepping all on the big adventure that awaits them the next day.Day three will delve into the magnificence of Denali with a roughly seven-hour tour, encompassing the park’s history and catching glimpses of a few local friends like caribou, moose, and grizzly bears. On day four, guests will board a motor coach to Fairbanks, Alaska’s Golden Heart. Here, highlights include a cruise down the Chena River, taking in the history of this pioneering community and a farewell dinner that captures the frontier spirit.Adventures Never End with Exceptional Shoe Excursions, Tailored for Skilled TravellersWindstar has crafted a new collection of unparallelled shore excursions highlighting the very best that Alaska has to offer with travellers are able to choose from the following highlights, amongst numerous other exclusive outings:Kroschel Wildlife Sanctuary: This wildlife sanctuary near Haines sprawls over 60 acres and will provide incredible photo opportunities of orphaned Alaskan animals living in their natural habitat. The venue is overseen by caregiver Steve Kroschel, a real life Alaskan Dr. Doolittle. Kroschel was born and raised on a farm in Northern Minnesota and has worked with wild animals since childhood in a variety of ways, including producing his own wildlife documentaries and working on films for Disney and National Geographic.Taku Lodge Feast & 5 Glacier Seaplane: For those looking for an authentic, one-of-a-kind Alaskan experience, the seaplane-only-access to Alaska’s famous Taku Glacier combines true wilderness with glacier-view dining. From Juneau, a classic DeHavilland seaplane will ascend over five breathtaking glaciers surrounded by the majestic Tongass National Forest and land on the Taku River at the elegantly rustic and historic Taku Lodge where travellers will savour a menu of fresh and homemade local fare. All participants get to enjoy a window seat and headset for continuous narration.Fishing the Inside Passage: This scenic outing in Wrangell offers a chance to catch a variety of fish from halibut to salmon in the abundant waters of the Pacific along the famed Inside Passage of Alaska. A quick boat ride ensures that the most time is spent fishing rather than just getting there. With ‘captain’s choice-style’ fishing there is also a higher likelihood of catching a specific species for that given day. To top it all off, any catch can be professionally processed and shipped home for an additional fee.Windstar announced its plans to return to Alaska after being away from the region for more than two decades. The inaugural 2018 sailing in the region begins in May aboard the 212-passenger, all-suite Star Legend, with the sailing season continuing through to 10 September 2018. The itineraries include less-visited ports like Metlakatla and Wrangell, as well as feature longer 14-day cruises to slow down and truly enjoy scenic cruising amongst the glaciers, including Tracy Arm and Misty Fjord.Bookings to be directed to Windstar Australia on 1300 749 875 or reservations@windstar.com.auSource = Windstar Cruiseslast_img read more

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