first_img Share 0 As we Ugandans do we hold a chance to participate too? Training of Trainers (ToT) for European Youth in Action Projects UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education Log in to Reply Future Food – A Swiss Research Initiative 2021 D-Prize Challenges Hi, No, unfortunately, the event is open only to: Open to: experienced trainers from Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, as stated above. Best, Kristina,mladiinfo Log in to Reply on May 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm Deadline: 31 May 2011Open to:  experienced trainers from Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, TurkeyCosts: Vary by countryThe ToT is a long-term training course on developing good quality training projects in the context of the Youth in Action programme.Specific objectives with respect to the trainees of the training course are to further develop and improve the following competences of participants:The competence to plan educational activities in line with the values and purposes of the Youth in Action Programme. The competence to develop and make explicit an educational approach which incorporates the key-concepts, values and consolidated practice of non-formal education.The competence to direct one´s own learning (Learning to Learn)The competence to deal with ambiguity and change.The competence to understand and facilitate learning of others.The competence to design, implement and evaluate training programmes.The competence to co-operate in international teams of trainers/facilitators.The major aim of this training course is to train trainers who have the competences and the motivation to contribute to the improvement of the quality of projects within the Youth in Action Programme of the European Union.Participants should be familiar with the aims and priorities of the Youth in Action programme before coming to the course as described in the Programme Guide.This Training of Trainers lasts a year and consists ofthree residential seminarsan international training project you design and run with some other participantsongoing e-learningongoing mentoring with one of the course trainers as your mentorlearning commitmentsThe dates for the three residential seminars are:– 1st seminar 7-16 October 2011 in the United Kingdom– 2nd seminar 20-29 January 2012 in the Flemish speaking community of Belgium– 3rd seminar 26 June – 4 July 2012 in BulgariaThis course requires a considerable time investment from the participants: in total you should plan at least 57 days:30 seminar days (including travel) 12 days overall for the training project (preparatory work, prep meeting and the course itself)15 days (on average 1-2 days per month) for following the personal learning commitments, the online work, peer learning, mentor talks etc.The 7 essential ToT-competencesWithin this Training of Trainers course (ToT-course) participants have the chance to further develop their competences as a trainer. The ToT-courseconsiders the following 7 competences to be essential when working as a non-formal education trainer within the Youth in Action programme:The competence to plan educational activities in line with the values and purposes of the Youth in Action Programme.The competence to develop and make explicit an educational approach which incorporates the key-concepts, values and consolidated practice of non-formal education.The competence to direct one´s own learning (Learning to Learn)The competence to deal with ambiguity and change.The competence to understand and facilitate learning of others.The competence to design, implement and evaluate training programmes.The competence to co-operate in international teams of trainers/facilitators.EligibilityParticipants have to be recruited by one of the National Agencies for the Youth in Action programme covering the expenses related to the participation in the course (travel, board and lodging, etc.).Participants are expectedTo have been already involved at least three times in a team of trainers designing, implementing and evaluating a training course  in the framework of Non-Formal Education.To have had international experience in the youth work field with a function of responsibility (not only as a participant) – organizing international youth projects, leading a youth exchange, mentoring EVS volunteers, etc.To have the potential and need to develop training competences and act after the course as a trainer for European Youth in Action projects and/or for training courses organised by the National Agencies of the Youth in Action programme.To show initiative and willingness to self-direct their own learning process.To be prepared to reflect on and question their own beliefs and approaches as trainers.To be able to run training courses in English.ApplicaitonYou can apply online by registering HERE. The application deadline is 31 May 2011.The Official Call For ApplicantsThe Official Webpage Pocket May 12, 2011 Published by Site Default Hilla Rebay International Fellowship → Similar Stories on May 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. By Luguza Henry says: +1 Reddit ← Fulbright Program Grants Tweet By mladiinfo says: 2 thoughts on “Training of Trainers (ToT) for European Youth in Action Projects” LinkedIn 0last_img read more

first_img(Credit: iStock)Real estate stocks rebounded in a shortened week as investors showed renewed optimism for equities in general, and the Federal Reserve announced more measures to bolster the U.S. economy.From last Friday’s close through the end of the day Thursday, the S&P 500 rose 12 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average grew 13 percent.Meanwhile, the FTSE Nareit All REITs index, which tracks public real estate investment trusts, outperformed those indices, jumping 23 percent over those four days of trading. Markets were closed today because of Good Friday.“There’s been a broad recovery across the entire equity sector. Pretty much everything has been up,” said Alexi Panagiotakopoulos, co-founder of Fundamental Income, sponsor of the NETLease Corporate Real Estate ETF. “I think a lot of that has just been propped up by rebalancing and money that has been on the sidelines, waiting and looking for opportunities.”ADVERTISEMENTThe market lift — from a crushing March as the coronavirus crisis deepened — also was seen among other real estate stocks. Brokerage firm CBRE Group, for instance, saw a 28 percent lift this week. Realogy rose 21 percent Thursday alone, and 51 percent for the week. Another brokerage, Re/Max, also shot up this week, by 44 percent.Major hotel chains, like Marriott International and Hilton Worldwide Holdings, also were up over the prior four days of trading, even though hotel occupancy in the U.S. fell to 22 percent. The prices of both those firms’ stocks dipped Thursday.Read more Fed ramps up lending with new $2.3T programFed cuts interest rate to near zero, moves to prop up mortgage marketWhat the $2 trillion stimulus does for real estate Down yearStill, total returns for that main REIT index are down almost 16 percent year to date, according to data from Nareit, an industry group for the REIT space. The performance so far in 2020 stands in stark contrast to the standout year REITs had in 2019. And regional malls, feeling the pain of retail closures and government-mandated shutdowns to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, so far are suffering the most among REIT types, with returns down 51 percent year to date.Global efforts to stop the rapid-fire spread of the coronavirus have nearly halted the economy, with front-line businesses — restaurants, hotels, for instance — among the first to take big hits.REITs also struggled with the broader market selloff, which at points grew so dire that investors caused trading to stop several times last month. Prior to the pandemic, REITs were coming off a quarter of strong earnings and balance sheets, but the closures and layoffs led to concerns over cash flow and the ability of businesses to pay not just their employees, but their rents, said Calvin Schnure, senior vice president of research and economic analysis at Nareit.The recent moves from the central bank and the government should help REITs to reverse course, experts said.“With the Federal Reserve programs as well as the stimulus previously passed, the government is doing everything [it] can to prevent this outside event from hitting everyone in this payment stream, and that’s what’s benefitting the REITs,” Schnure said.But the rest of the month — and perhaps even May — likely will provide the real proof of how REITs are faring, when a clearer picture emerges as to just how many tenants did not pay rent, Panagiotakopoulos said. April 1 was the first day rents were due during the pandemic for apartment renters, many of whom have lost their jobs, and commercial tenants, many of whom remain closed.Still, the Fed’s actions, which were expanded Thursday to further boost lending, have been “massive,” Panagiotakopoulos added. And while REITs may not directly benefit from these actions, more small and mid-sized businesses will receive lending support, which will flow to landlords.“It’s basically government-funded revenue, stimulus indirectly to the REITs,” he said. “Because honestly, these companies don’t want to lose their locations, so they’re going to pay their rents.”Write to Mary Diduch at [email protected] This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

first_imgHydrapak, a leading global supplier of active lifestyle hydration equipment, has been selected as key OEM hydration provider for Shimano and The North Face, as both companies introduce a range of new products to the hands-free hydration category.Shimano’s all-new 2013 cycling bag product line includes the ACCU3D Unzen – designed for aggressive off-road riding. This pack will provide cyclists hydration through Hydrapak’s 2 litre Elite Reservoir, featuring custom Shimano embossing. Additionally, Shimano will sell the 3 litre Elite Reservoir as a component for cyclists looking to upgrade their existing reservoir.“Shimano has chosen to partner with Hydrapak for a number of reasons. One of them is its ease of use, in regard to use while you’re riding, but also afterwards when cleaning,” said Shimano Product Manager Evert-Jan Haarhuis, “Furthermore; the hydration system is extremely durable and strong. Shimano will use Hydrapak hydration systems in our new Unzen 6L, 10L and 15L versions. We are proud to use Hydrapak as our new partner and look forward to a fruitful and long-lasting partnership.”Hydrapak’s Reversible Elite Reservoir, featuring Shape-Loc baffled technology, will also now be the standard-issue hydration reservoir in The North Face’s Torrent packs, while the Reversible Elite Reservoir will be standard throughout its Enduro styles.The Torrent and Enduro Pack will be available at specialty retailers, REI, and The North Face’s 47 global retail stores. The North Face’s Retail Team will merchandise Hydrapak’s universal components – including Reversible Reservoirs with Shape-Shift Technology, Hydrafusion Insulated Tubes, Surge Valves, etc.“We are excited to welcome Shimano and The North Face to our growing list of customers,” said Hydrapak’s Director of Sales Matt Patterson, “These brands are consistent innovators and market leaders in their respective sports; we are honoured to have the opportunity to collaborate with them in their product design process.”These latest additions expand the impressive roster of premium manufacturers that integrate Hydrapak hydration components into their designs — including Salomon, DaKine, Vaude, Nathan, Backcountry Access, EVOC, Oakley, Columbia, Fox, Ogio, Kriega, Scott, BMW, KTM, Berghaus and Geigerrig.According to Hydrapak, these partnerships ‘demonstrate the evolving dynamic of the hydration category, which has found new energy and excitement with increased brand participation and product offerings.’Created in 2001, Hydrapak was introduced to satisfy the growing demand from athletes for personal hydration systems. Hydrapak produces a line-up of custom built hydration backpacks, reservoirs and bottles for a variety of sports, including biking, hiking and running. Hydrapak is also an OEM for top manufacturers specializing in consumer, commercial and military Relatedlast_img read more

first_imgVittoria is ‘leveraging its competitive advantage in material science’ by applying graphene further across its product range. With a graphene-enhanced introduction of its new triathlon tyre and the new Pista (track) series, Vittoria adds that ‘riders in these unique disciplines can rejoice’.Meanwhile, a new all-round Rubino Pro tubular version is added for training in race-like circumstances, while urban commuters will now have ample graphene-enhanced choices for their bikes and e-bikes in the city and beyond.The new products launch at Cosmobike (Italy), Cycle Show (UK), Bike Motion (NL).‘World’s fastest triathlon tyre with graphene’Vittoria is introducing its new Triathlon Speed tyre with a claimed 10.9% improved rolling resistance. Specifically designed to address the exact needs of triathlon discipline, Vittoria adds that it has leverageed its handmade casing expertise in combination with the G+ Isotech compound.A release from Vittoria continues… ‘Triathletes will fully benefit from the increased speed, grip and puncture protection. As a logical expansion of the Corsa Speed and Corsa options, the world’s fastest triathlon tubular weighs only 220g and features a butyl inner tube to ensure air retention in the holding area overnight.’Available in 23-28” sizes and offered with an MSRP of €94.95.Lightweight track tyres use graphene for speed and suppleness23 out of 30 Olympic track medals were reportedly won on Vittoria tyres during the recent Rio 2016 Games. In close collaboration with Olympic champions and national teams from around the world, Vittoria has ‘further improved the world’s fastest track tyre’.The new Pista Speed with G+ Isotech has a claimed 20.7% less rolling resistance than the Pista Evo CL. The new Pista Speed, with 320 TPI Corespun casing and slick tread, is designed for the pure speed track disciplines. This ultra-lightweight option weighs only 140g (19mm) to 160g (23mm).The new Pista, with its 320 TPI Corespun casing and a unique asymmetric tread design, is positioned as the tyre of choice for competition on all indoor track disciplines as it ‘delivers on durability, speed and grip’. It is available in tubular and now also in open tubular options.The new Pista Control is an endurance track tyre with a strong 290 TPI Corespun tubular or open tubular casing, also suitable for rougher (outdoor) track surfaces such as concrete. The graphene-enhanced compound in its modern, asymmetric tread pattern ‘delivers speed and grip specifically in the riding direction’.Vittoria Industries is an international group that acquired the premium tubular tyres producer Vittoria Spa in 1990. Today, Vittoria Industries is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bicycle tyres with an annual production of approximately 7 million tyres and 900,000 high performance tubulars and cotton tyres.Vittoria’s worldwide commercial operations are shared among three distinct regions: Vittoria SpA is responsible for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America (EMEA & LATAM). Vittoria Industries North America is responsible for North America. Vittoria Asia Pacific is responsible for Asia-Pacific region. The group holding company, Vittoria Industries, carries out manufacturing and R&D at its fully owned Lion Tyres Thailand factory in Relatedlast_img read more

first_img Related Leading obstacle course race (OCR) and endurance brand, Spartan, has announced its biggest ever prize fund for the 2020 UK & Ireland regional series.With a total prize pot of £22,400 up for grabs, the series is set to see the best obstacle course racers from across the UK and Ireland battle it out for top spot. There will also be more opportunity for racers to claim a stake, with the top 10 finishers in each event taking home a portion of the pot.Racers will compete in four events, across three different race lengths over the course of the series, accumulating points based on the results from each race. The competitor with the most points will be crowned winner at the last event of the series, the Windsor race in October.All four courses will be packed full of Spartan’s signature obstacles such as barbed wire crawl, spear throw, rope climb and fire jump.The series will kick off on Saturday 18th April 2020 with the South East event, a Half-Marathon Beast race at Pippingford Park. As a training base for the British Army, the varied terrain lends itself to a Spartan race.On Saturday 20th June 2020, Spartan will head to Glanusk Estate, Wales, where competitors will take on the 10K ‘Super’. Situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it will be full of woodlands, hills and rivers, giving racers a real taste of South Wales.The season will continue with a 5K ‘Sprint’ at Marston Lodge, Market Harborough on Saturday 12th July 2020. This is the fourth year that Spartan is holding an event at its ‘UK home’.The final event of the series will be a Half-Marathon Beast event in Windsor on Saturday 10th October 2020. Windsor is known amongst regular Spartan’s for being the biggest and best race of the season and will see the regional series winner crowned champion.Spartan UK and Ireland Managing Director, Matt Brooke said “We are really excited to announce the schedule for this year’s highly anticipated regional series, which will showcase four of our most stunning venues to the best obstacle course racers across the nation.“Our biggest ever prize kitty will ensure that competition is fiercer than ever and that the hard-work and determination of racers is justly rewarded. I can’t wait for the series to get underway at Pippingford next month.”With more than 250 events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is positioned as the world’s largest obstacle course race (OCR) and endurance brand. Providing transformation through sport, Spartan attracts more than one million annual participants across all fitness levels, from beginners to elite.More than five million participants have reportedly finished Spartan events, which feature races at various distances, Stadion and Sprint: 5k and 20 obstacles; Super: 10k and 25 obstacles; Beast: half marathon and 30 obstacles; and Ultra: 50k and 60 obstacles.www.spartanrace.uklast_img read more

first_imgIn just about every commercial community, controlling costs is a major concern. With foreclosures mounting, maintenance expenses growing and collections becoming a bigger problem, you’re dealing with more issues than ever before when you work in a commercial office complex.As 30-year professionals in community association management both on the residential and commercial side, locally and family owned City Property Management is proving why commercial community management is just as important at the office as it is at home. CEO Patti Garvin of Phoenix-based City Property Management explains how the company she founded decades ago continues to grow on the commercial side in a Q&A with Most people recognize the name City Property Management on the residential side as it pertains to HOA management in Valley. What is your company doing on the commercial side?A: The vast majority of our business tends to be singe family neighborhoods and residential condominiums, but what most people may not realize is that many offices and office plazas are a condominium association as well. The disconnect seems to be that most often a condominium is a residential dwelling.However, Office Condominium Associations come with similar governing documents, rules regulations and operational needs to suit a very unique membership. Keeping the common areas of an office condo is just as important as a residential community with regards to values and confidence from a consumer/client standpoint.Q: With the upturn in the real estate market do you see the commercial side of your business growing in years to come?A: We do. We are already seeing signs of life in the commercial construction market, even an adjacent property to our own office condo is being constructed and scheduled to be occupied by a large national employer just this quarter.My personal take on the commercial recovery is a two part answer 1) homeowner confidence should translate to a more robust economy thus producing stronger demand for commercial property and 2) with the anemic interest rates available at the bank, a potentially overheated stock market, investment capital will be looking for opportunistic alternatives, such as a depressed commercial market.Q: Why do commercial properties need a company like City Property Management? How can commercial properties boost their collection fees?A: Many commercial property owners tend to be involved operators and busy with the day to day operations of their own businesses. Property management is our day to day operation and we bring to the table valuable resources that prove very equitable and beneficial to office condominiums.Our personnel are seasoned, some as many 30 years’ experience have the extensive knowledge in communication, maintenance, service providers, budgeting and guidance that can prove very helpful to owners and boards of office condos. Knowing proper collection procedures, sometimes with the assistance of attorneys, and knowing when to expend the money to collect, and when to cut losses is one way to effectively boost overall collections.Q: As maintenance expenses grow and collections becoming a bigger problem, what issues is your company dealing with that you haven’t seen in the past?A: Currently the state of most associations is much better than the previous 3 to 4 years where there was much more financial turmoil and delinquency issues. Through the difficult years there had been drastic changes and reductions in services and reserve contributions to counter the lack of projected cash flow, so expenses needed to be reduced to be in line with income. Now that cash flow seems to be more stable, associations need to reevaluate long term goals and capital improvements and account for proper reserve funding and maintenance implementation.Q: Where do you see the future of property management going in the future here in Arizona?A: Being an innovator in our industry with regards to implementing technology, I think that property management will run hand in hand with many sectors using technology to enhance efficiency and productivity. Twenty years ago checks were hand posted and managers used clipboards and Polaroid cameras, Today it’s much faster paced with the use of social media, smart phones, tablets and email. Our proprietary Association Management Software provides an unparalleled level of transparency to owners and is accessible 24/7/365.Owners can now view statements, documents, pictures as well as specials offered from local businesses. I feel that it will be increasingly more efficient and transparent, with much positive light to be shined on our industry for overall customer satisfaction.Patti Garvin started in the property management industry in 1979 managing a portfolio of 250 rental units for ERA Realty.  In 1981 she was recruited to work for the Don Lawrence Companies and started her career in the HOA management industry. In 1985 she took out a small loan and purchased into a partnership at a small Mesa-based full service real estate company called City Property Management. After a series of internal acquisitions she became the sole owner of City Property Management in 1992. Visit for more information.last_img read more

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first_imgThe 2014 contest will award 15 $5,000 Champion racing sponsorships and one $50,000 Search for a Champion grand-prize sponsorship. To enter the contest, racers must submit a two-minute video that best demonstrates their commitment to winning a racing title with the support of the Champion brand. The entry period continues through Jan. 3, 2014. There is no cost to enter. “Search for a Champion has become the unofficial start to the next season for thousands of talented grassroots drivers and teams,” said Jessica Wynn, digital marketing manager, Federal-Mogul Vehicle Components segment. “There’s a lot of money and prestige on the line – and for many racers, a Champion sponsorship could be the launching pad for a long and successful career in motorsports.” The first 250 racers who submit videos will receive a Champion “swag” bag, complete with a Search for a Champion decal and Champion hat and t-shirt. SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Grassroots racers in virtually any form of engine-driven competition can now submit their video entries into the Champion brand’s popular annual “Search for a Champion” contest, which will award $125,000 in 2014 sponsorships. Racers can enter the contest beginning today at Search for a Champion is sponsored by Federal-Mogul, manufacturer and marketer of Champion spark plugs and other “Performance Driven” products. center_img For more information regarding Search for a Champion and “Performance Driven” Champion products, visit Like Champion on Facebook at, and follow the brand on Twitter at AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Federal-Mogul will accept entries in three broad racing categories – asphalt, dirt and water/snow – covering everything from junior dragster, go-kart and motorcycle racing to snocross and personal watercraft competition. The Champion community will vote for 15 finalists and $5,000 winners between Jan. 6 and Feb. 2. Voting for the $50,000 Search for a Champion grand prize will take place Feb. 21 through March 23. The contest headquarters page at includes tips from past winners on how to maximize voter support through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media.last_img read more

first_img1. Seperti tontonanSaat menginjakkan kaki di negeri yang terkenal dengan pandanya ini, Anda akan terkejut. Sebab orang-orang akan terus mengambil foto Anda tanpa bertanya apakah suka atau tidak. Padahal sebenarnya, jika orang Cina menjadi pelancong di negara lain tidak suka jika ada yang berbuat demikian.2. Akan selalu menjadi Lo Wai atau orang AsingAnda bisa mengusai semua hal tentang Cina baik bahasa, budaya, memasak makanan mereka dan lama tinggal di sana. Tetapi jika tidak terlihat seperti mereka, Anda akan sama saja menjadi Lo Wai atau orang asing.3. InternetBukan rahasia lagi negara Cina memiliki akses internet yang ketat. Ini bisa disebut dengan The Great Firewall of China. Banyak situs yang di blokir oleh Cina seperti WeChat yang menggantikan Twitter, Ren Ren menggantikan Facebook hingga Baidu yang menggantikan Google. Mungkin bagi masyarakat Cina hal tersebut biasa tapi tidak untuk pelancong.4. Toilet umumHal terburuk dari Negeri Tirai Bambu ini adalah toilet umumnya, tanpa pintu, bau hingga kotor. Baiknya saat Anda berada di Cina bawa tisu basah dan cairan pembersih tangan.5. Banyak Orang MeludahTerutama warga di wilayah Cina bagian selatan, kebiasaan meludah di jalanan masih kerap ditemui. Tentu ini merupakan pemandangan yang kurang menyenangkan, selain terasa tidak sopan secara etika.6. Kurangnya kebersihanTak hanya toiletnya, banyak orang Cina yang meludah sembarangan, membuang sampah di dekat pohon. Selain itu, untuk menaiki kereta bawah tanah pun seperti tak ada aturan, dimana masyarakat mendorong satu sama lain untuk masuk ke kereta.7. Polusi Tinggi dan Kabut AsapKhususnya di wilayah kota Beijing, tingkat polusi akibat dampak industri terbilang parah. Seperti di Beijing keberadaan pembangkit listrik berbahan bakar batu bara menjadi penyebab polusi yang luar biasa parah. Akibat level polusi yang parah, otoritas setempat kadang mewajibkan penggunaan masker. Selain Beijing, masih ada 22 kota lain di Cina yang punya tingkat polusi cukup besar.8. Hari liburPemerintah Cina sering kali membuat masyarakatnya berpikir akan libur panjang. Ini membuat banyak pekerja beberapa hari sebelum dan setelah liburan untuk memperpanjang liburan mereka. Karena masalah tersebut banyak pekerja yang stres dan memilih bepergian pada waktu yang sama. Sehingga membuat semua jalur padat, sebab orang-orang membayar lebih tiket dan hotel selama berlibur. Jika Anda ingin menetap di Cina baiknya berpikir ulang dengan jadwal liburan yang tidak masuk akal ini.Baca juga: Robot Akan Mengambil Peran di SPBU Cina Mulai Tahun Depan!9. Chinese tour groupTur di Cina terorganisir, dimana berkeliling ke Shanghai dengan tujuan Suzhou dan Hangzhou. Sebagian besar waktu di habiskan di bus walaupun sering berhenti baik itu di pabrik sutra, tempat berbelanja hingga restoran mahal. Baiknya bila berkunjung ke Cina tidak memilih tur grup jika tidak ingin kecewa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMayoritas Pilot dan Awak Kabin Dukung Aksi Protes, Cathay Pacific Tujuan Cina Daratan Terancam Lumpuh12/08/2019In “Bandara”Garap Wisata di Cina Selatan, Lion Air Buka Penerbangan Surabaya-Haikou30/04/2018In “Destinasi”[Bagian 1] Fakta Unik Kereta Cepat di Cina – Punya Jaringan Terbesar di Dunia dan Angkut 2 Juta Penumpang Per Hari21/08/2019In “Darat” Sebagai destinasi wisata, Cina jelas ada di urutan wahid, sedangkan untuk tujuan bisnis, menyadang status sebagai basis mayoritas manufaktur global menjadikan sosok Cina tak pernah bisa dilupakan dalam setiap kesempatan. Meski mampu menarik banyak tamu asing, predikat Cina sebagai negara sosialis komunis menjadikan berkunjung ke Cina perlu persiapan khusus, terutama saat kunjungan ke wilayah Cina daratan, yang artinya di luar zona otonomi Hong Kong dan Makau.Selain diperlukan visa untuk masuk ke wilayah Cina daratan, sebagai seorang pelancong atau ekspatriat Anda harus bisa menyesuaikan diri dengan tempat tujuan, tak lain guna membuat diri Anda nyaman dengan kondisi lingkungan. Maka jika bertandang ke Negeri Tirai Bambu kemungkinan Anda akan merasakan beberapa hal tidak menyenangkan. Berikut ini merangkum dari hal-hal yang tidak menyenangkan di Cina.Baca juga: Tembus Pegunungan Qinling, Cina Luncurkan Kereta Cepat Lintasi Wilayah Utara dan Selatanlast_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – – Growing up the son of Montreal Canadiens team photographer Denis Brodeur, Martin Brodeur had access to the NHL club kids dream about. Brodeur would often go to work with his father and help out with the photography equipment, often getting up close with his idols.While he got to hang around the likes of Guy Lafleur and Patrick Roy – it was a morning at the old Montreal Forum as an 11-year-old, which stands out to Brodeur now as he gets set to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. (Getty Images) (Getty Images) “I would go to work with my dad and he’d take some pictures and stuff,” Brodeur recalled. “One day, he took me early in warmups and I was kind of right on the boards and Chris Nilan was playing at the time and came over and kind of grabbed me in a head lock and took a picture with me. I thought it was the coolest thing – it was Chris Nilan. He coached me afterwards and I talked to him about it – that was one of the special moments.”Denis Brodeur, who won an Olympic bronze medal for Canada at the 1956 games, also worked as a photographer for the local baseball team exposing his son to legendary Expos as well.“I didn’t really speak English, so anybody that came in (to our house), I couldn’t really talk to them at times. Gary Carter (and) Andres Galarraga came in, took a picture with my cat, he was The Big Cat and I had a big cat so my dad thought it’d be a good idea to pose with my cat,” Brodeur laughed. “I was really fortunate to grow up in a family with a dad like that, that’s for sure.Fast Start to NHL CareerThe younger Brodeur played three seasons with the St. Hyacinthe Lasers of the QMJHL, selected in the first round (20th overall) by the New Jersey Devils at the 1990 NHL Draft.After a brief stint with the AHL’s Utica Devils during the 1992-93 season, Brodeur became a full-time NHLer during the 1993-94 campaign winning the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie after posting a 27-11-8 record to go along with a .915 save percentage and a 2.40 G.A.A. in 47 regular season games.It was in the spring of 1994 that Brodeur got his first taste of Stanley Cup playoff action as the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils met in the first round of the playoffs. Game 6 of the series remains one of Brodeur’s favourite games.MORE: 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Gary Bettman — “I hope they remember the game got bigger, that it got stronger”The Sabres eventually won the game 1-0 to force a deciding Game 7, but not before four overtime periods at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium.“It’s something special. You played four over time periods – that’s two full games without a goal and in the playoffs,” Brodeur said. “They were playing for their lives. It was Game 6 if we win, we go (on). Next thing you know, its one o’clock in the morning, it’s like alright someone’s got to give here. I guess I did.”What stands out to Brodeur from that April night in Buffalo were the intermission discussions with healthy scratch Bernie Nicholls.“In Buffalo, we always dressed in different locker rooms, we had the goalies and trainers on one side, and all the players on the other side. So Bernie would come in, after the first (overtime), he says, ‘Marty, if you don’t get scored on, for sure this period we’re going to win’. He comes in after the second and goes, ‘Marty, I’m telling you, if you don’t get scored on, we’re going to win’. After the third, he goes, ‘Alright, I was messing around, if you don’t get scored on, we’re going to win’. He comes back in after the third overtime and goes, ‘Marty you’re on your own’.“We knew what was at stake, it was my first playoff series. For me, it was to clinch to win my first series – it was kind of hard, but I just remember that story because I thought it was funny.” Brodeur and the Devils went on to lose in seven games of the Eastern Conference Final to the New York Rangers in the spring of 1994 — you might have heard of Matteau! Matteau! Matteau!. But the Game 7 overtime loss proved to be valuable as Brodeur backstopped New Jersey to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup a year later in the spring of 1995.“I think both of us were pretty young and naive at the time, we were just kind of out there doing what we could do,” recalled Brodeur’s teammate Scott Niedermayer. “Probably didn’t really understand how tough it is and everything that went into it, but as we got older, and were able to do it again, definitely gives you a different perspective, but very fortunate to have him in the organization when I came along and just sort of ride his coat tails.”Winning, and Losing, the Stanley CupThe Devils also won the cup in 2000 and 2003 with Brodeur between the pipes, but it was the 2001 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, which stands out as one of the biggest regrets of his 22-year career. “I went to five Stanley Cups and there’s two rings I don’t have,” Brodeur explained. “I know the one in 2001 against Colorado, I had two games to win. To me, that’s my regret: not being able to win when you have the chance.“Sometimes you look back, and it’s not because of you, it’s because of the players that never won that are on that team. The fact that you let them down. That’s kind of what bothered me the most about not winning.”Adding to the sting was losing to Roy.“For sure, I think people made a big deal out of it,” he said. “You’re playing against your idol for a Stanley Cup so it’s kind of obvious. I think the fact that Ray Bourque was on the other side didn’t really help also for people rooting for the Devils.“It hurt, I had my family there, it was emotional. I think it was one of the few times I didn’t talk to the media after a game. I took it pretty hard.”For his kids, it’s the Stanley Cup wins that standout when reflecting on their father’s hall of fame career.“I remember pretty well the Cups,” said Anthony Brodeur – now a goaltender at the University of Ottawa. “Dallas in 2000 and then Anaheim 2003 – those are all pretty cool memories just flying back and forth for each game and getting to see everything.”   Great sharing the net today with @abrodeur30! #HHOF2018— Martin Brodeur (@MartinBrodeur) November 12, 2018 Brodeur’s LegacyBrodeur owns or shares 12 NHL records including wins (691), shutouts (125) and games played (1,266). He is a five-time winner of the William Jennings Trophy for owning the league’s best goals-against and a four-time Vezina Trophy winner as the top goaltender.  The 46-year-old credits his upbringing for his calm demeanor during his playing career.“This was my home. Regardless of if it was a game or practice. In the locker room, being with the guys, travelling with them, this is what I wanted to do and I was really fortunate to be able to do it for so long,” said Brodeur.“Obviously I was really well coached because (my dad) wanted to make sure I was acting a certain way. Everything was about Jean Beliveau – and I’m like, ‘This guy, nobody can be like him dad, I’m sorry. His autograph is way too pretty and everything – you just can’t be’. I tried my best to be as close as possible.” My @HockeyHallFame plaque. #HHOF2018— Martin Brodeur (@MartinBrodeur) November 10, 2018 It’s that demeanor, which stands out to Brodeur’s teammates as they reflect on his career.“Just who he is as a person, how he plays the game. He was a great competitor, yet very calm and cool – a mixture of both,” said Scott Stevens. “When he was on that ice, he was serious and he was all business, but he had that attitude to be a little relaxed, very down to earth and can handle anything mentally.”On the international stage, Brodeur represented Canada at the 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 Olympics. He also wore his country’s colours at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and won a pair of silver medals at the World Championships.Being able to share the ‘02 Olympic gold medal experience with his father was special for Brodeur.“I never thought I was going to be able to do what my dad did. So in ‘98, to be part of Team Canada, never really played, but was part of the Olympics, but I wasn’t really an Olympian – warmups doesn’t really count,” he said. “Obviously in 2002 when I got a chance to play and that year everyone knows we won the gold medal – my dad was at the games. It was an unbelievable experience to live with him. He was probably more happy than me.“I had to go and work after, play in the NHL. He was just on cloud 9 there, it was awesome to live it with him.”Brodeur finally stepped away from the game in January 2015 after a brief seven game stint with the St. Louis Blues.While he admits his style of play is nearly impossible to replicate in today’s game where most goaltenders play a butterfly style, his ability with the puck on his stick – he’s the only goaltender in NHL history to score a game-winning goal – is something he hopes young goalies will try to emulate. “To this day, I think that’s really important,” said Brodeur. “Goalies that are not playing the puck really well, it’s tough to go through a whole season, especially when as a team you have to defend so much because your goalie keeps on turning the puck over, not making plays. You have to be part of the defensive squad now.His Devils teammates appreciated his puck-handling skills.“It was a big help. When he could go out and play the puck and we didn’t have to go do it and take hits as much as some players might have to,” said Niedermayer, who spent parts of 12 seasons with Brodeur.Final WordGrowing up, it was normal for Marty Brodeur to be around the Habs or Expos – he was just hanging out with his dad at work.Similarly, for Anthony Brodeur, being around the rink meant being around his father, but the hall of fame weekend in Toronto has put things into perspective for the 23-year-old, who got to play in the Legends game with his dad on Sunday. “It’s unreal. You grow up and you never really think about anything. For me, it was just my dad, normal,” said Anthony Brodeur. “But it’s really cool. It’s a once in a life time thing, and it’s pretty surreal to see him up there, see the praise he gets from everybody, it’s absolutely unbelievable.“Seeing him up there getting that jacket, he got his ring the other day and (Monday–the induction) – it helps it sink in, just realize what he really did, but for me, he was just always my dad.”last_img read more