Tourism work – Newton County MO Tourism http://newtoncountymotourism.org/ Sat, 21 May 2022 18:01:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-57.png Tourism work – Newton County MO Tourism http://newtoncountymotourism.org/ 32 32 Start of restoration work on 30 monuments in Tehran https://newtoncountymotourism.org/start-of-restoration-work-on-30-monuments-in-tehran/ Sat, 21 May 2022 14:29:50 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/start-of-restoration-work-on-30-monuments-in-tehran/ TEHRAN — Restoration work has started on a selection of 30 historic sites and aging buildings in Tehran province on the occasion of the national cultural heritage week, which started on Wednesday. A budget of 120 billion rials ($414,000) has been allocated for the mass catering project, the province’s deputy tourism chief said. Highlights include […]]]>

TEHRAN — Restoration work has started on a selection of 30 historic sites and aging buildings in Tehran province on the occasion of the national cultural heritage week, which started on Wednesday.

A budget of 120 billion rials ($414,000) has been allocated for the mass catering project, the province’s deputy tourism chief said.

Highlights include Varamin Jameh Mosque, historic Jajrud-Pardis Bridge, Haj Kamal Caravanserai and Badrud Tower, CHTN quoted Mohsen Sa’adati as saying on Saturday.

Skirting the lower slopes of the magnificent snow-capped Alborz Mountains, Tehran is much more than a chaotic jumble of concrete and mad traffic blanketed in a miasma of air pollution. It is the dynamic beating heart of the nation and the perfect place to understand modern Iran and what its future is likely to be.

The metropolis has a lot to offer its visitors including Golestan Palace, Grand Bazaar, Treasury of National Jewels, National Museum of Iran, Museum of Glass and Ceramics, Masoudieh Palace, Sarkis Cathedral , the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, the Carpet Museum of Iran, to name a few.

Among all these monuments in Tehran, the Golestan Palace is the only one listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace complex, located in the heart and historic center of Tehran, is one of the oldest in the Iranian capital, originally built during the Safavid dynasty (1501-1736) in the historic walled city.

After extensions and additions, it received its most characteristic features in the 19th century, when the palace complex was chosen as the royal residence and seat of power by the ruling Qajar family (1789-1925). At present, the Golestan Palace complex consists of eight key palace structures mainly used as museums and the eponymous gardens, a shared green center of the complex, surrounded by an outer wall with gates.

As mentioned by UNESCO, the complex exemplifies the architectural and artistic achievements of the Qajar era, including the introduction of European motifs and styles into Persian arts.

The first time Tehran is mentioned in historical accounts is in an 11th century chronicle in which it is described as a small village north of Ray.

Ray, whose signs of settlement date back to 6000 BC. AD, is often considered the predecessor of Tehran. It became the capital of the Seljuk Empire in the 11th century, but then declined with factional conflicts between different districts and the Mongol invasion of 1220.

Various exhibitions, meetings, workshops and festivals have been organized to mark the rich heritage of Iran from the earliest civilizations to the modern era.

Iran has played a leading cultural role as a source of innovation, as a melting pot and cultural engine linking Africa, Asia and Europe. Highlights are the pre-Islamic empires of the Achaemenids and Sassanids, the formation of a Persian-Islamic culture and artistic masterpieces from the 9th to 13th centuries as well as the heyday of the Safavids to name a few- one.

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Memories of Sudbury: road works in Sudbury; Artistic visit in July https://newtoncountymotourism.org/memories-of-sudbury-road-works-in-sudbury-artistic-visit-in-july/ Wed, 18 May 2022 20:19:10 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/memories-of-sudbury-road-works-in-sudbury-artistic-visit-in-july/ Content of the article Road report Watermain replacement, some sanitary/storm, milling, paving, curb and sidewalk work will close Loach Road from Oriole Drive to Latimer Crescent from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 through Wednesday August 31. Access will be permitted for local and emergency traffic only. A detour will be planned via […]]]>

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Watermain replacement, some sanitary/storm, milling, paving, curb and sidewalk work will close Loach Road from Oriole Drive to Latimer Crescent from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 through Wednesday August 31. Access will be permitted for local and emergency traffic only. A detour will be planned via Latimer Crescent.

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Manitoulin Art Tour in July

Stroll through Manitoulin and meet the unique and diverse local artists who bring the island to life.

The Manitoulin Fine Arts Association invites visitors to join them for the 26th annual Manitoulin Arts Tour July 15-17.

The annual festival features scenic landscapes, as well as wildlife, old farmhouses, native legends and more that inspires local artists. The three-day self-guided tour allows participants to visit the artists’ unique studios scattered around the island. Artists range from photographers and painters to sculptors and potters, and more.

Maps are available all over the island at tourist kiosks, gas stations, restaurants and shops.

For more information, visit manitoulinart.com, facebook.com/ManitoulinArtTour, or contact Judy Boyd at judyboyd@vianet.ca.

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Who said you can’t work from the beach? Digital nomads disagree https://newtoncountymotourism.org/who-said-you-cant-work-from-the-beach-digital-nomads-disagree/ Mon, 16 May 2022 19:42:03 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/who-said-you-cant-work-from-the-beach-digital-nomads-disagree/ Photo credit: Shutterstock Before the pandemic, it would have been unthinkable to imagine millions of employees across the country having the flexibility of their employer to work from anywhere. In the post-pandemic world, a permanent change has taken place in American businesses that has allowed more employees to work remotely, either full-time or part-time. These […]]]>

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Before the pandemic, it would have been unthinkable to imagine millions of employees across the country having the flexibility of their employer to work from anywhere. In the post-pandemic world, a permanent change has taken place in American businesses that has allowed more employees to work remotely, either full-time or part-time. These adventurous people are called “digital nomads”, and they are here to stay.

According to a survey, more than 35 million Americans will be working remotely by 2025. That’s about 17% of today’s workforce. If the pandemic has had a silver lining for workers, it’s the shift in power dynamics from employers to employees, who now have more bargaining power to demand the flexibility of remote working.

We’ve known for decades that employees can work from home or their local cafe and be just as productive, maybe even more. But that local cafe/remote office has now gone global as more and more Americans choose the digital nomad lifestyle. And these people aren’t just the young backpackers and freelancers of old who typically stayed in hostels. According to Phocuswright, 80% of today’s remote workers are mid-career types with higher degrees, full-time jobs, and higher disposable income.

Some countries are already welcoming digital nomads with visas to attract more remote workers from abroad. For example, Brazil has granted temporary visas and residence permits to foreign workers for a one-year stay, with an option to extend for a second year, provided they can show proof of work. Other countries that have introduced similar digital nomad visas include Croatia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Portugal, Mauritius, and Estonia. Luckily, you don’t need a long-term visa if you’re only visiting a foreign city for a few weeks.

Importantly, the phenomenon of digital nomads has led to a significant increase in extended hotel stays across the world. At AirBnB, for example, long-term stays of 28 nights or more are now the fastest growing customer segment, accounting for about 22% of trips booked in the last quarter. It’s also why HotelPlanner recently signed an agreement with Extended Stay America.

And hotels are also evolving to accommodate digital nomads, like pool cabanas with workstations, printers, and office supplies added to standard hotel rooms, or fitness equipment and bathroom space. crib. Fast and reliable WiFi is obviously a must.

There is no doubt that digital nomads are changing the way we live, work and travel. They also play an important role in the post-pandemic recovery of the travel and tourism industry. In fact, the rise of digital nomads may turn out to be the biggest shift in the travel and hospitality industry since the advent of the commercial airplane.

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Rehab needs more serious work, South Caicos member fed up with recidivism – Magnetic Media https://newtoncountymotourism.org/rehab-needs-more-serious-work-south-caicos-member-fed-up-with-recidivism-magnetic-media/ Sun, 15 May 2022 04:04:51 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/rehab-needs-more-serious-work-south-caicos-member-fed-up-with-recidivism-magnetic-media/ By Deandrea Hamilton and Dana Malcolm Editorial team #TurksandCaicos, May 14, 2022 – With so many pages in a mammoth-sized document that captures all national spending for the coming fiscal year, it’s possible the Leader of the Opposition has missed some important allocations. When Edwin Astwood, leader of the opposition PDM, rose to respond to […]]]>

By Deandrea Hamilton and Dana Malcolm

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#TurksandCaicos, May 14, 2022 – With so many pages in a mammoth-sized document that captures all national spending for the coming fiscal year, it’s possible the Leader of the Opposition has missed some important allocations.

When Edwin Astwood, leader of the opposition PDM, rose to respond to the budget communication tabled on Tuesday May 3, he lambasted the government for a number of areas he said were underfunded.

Akierra Missick, who is the Leader of the Government in the House of Assembly, refuted his remarks and accusations as untrue and pointed to a lack of research and scrutiny of the budget by Astwood.

“Some amazing comments have been shared by my colleague opposite, the Leader of the Opposition…he knows there are some facts that need to be clarified,” said the Honorable Akierra Misick, Minister of Land and of Infrastructure Development and Member of Parliament for Long Bay. and the Leeward District of Providenciales.

During his presentation on the budget, there were harsh words about the insufficient funding of the TCI Royal Police, however, the minister said the statement was false.

“I heard the police commissioner himself say it during the appropriations committee, he presented a budget accepted and adopted by the executive, by the budget department, by the Ministry of Finance. Of course, there will always be an opportunity to increase funding in every budget, in every department, but there has to be a balance and national security is a priority of this administration and that’s reflected in our budget because you’ll notice , in budget Book the Police Force funding for the previous fiscal year was $27 million this year, it is increased to $31.5 million, an increase of $3.6 million.

So to say that we are not the ones putting our money where our mouth is is just plain wrong,” said the minister who defended national and border security spending.

She also pointed out that the Leader of the Opposition must have missed the announcement of at least three new ships.

“In the pages of the capital projects, he will note that there is a ship for national security, secretariat alone; in the police budget he notes that there is a ship for the police. In the DECR budget there is a ship for the DECR and maybe he missed it in the capital projects pages that show the British government’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office investing $1 million in DECR equipment and resources to help us protect our borders.

She assured there was an allowance for CCTV cameras and a whopping 229% increase in police training.

“Their increase in training alone shows that we are devoting our time and energy to the resources of the police force to help us achieve our national security objectives. In the aftermath, my colleague colleague must have missed that, as part of the Border Force initiative, again contained in our budget, we are installing two radar stations, one in the North West Point area, the other in the Leeward Long Bay area; again to help achieve our national security goals and needs.

Regarding Edwin Astwood’s strong remarks about infrastructure projects or lack thereof in the ridings, she said that contrary to her statement, work was going on in the ridings citing the Salt Cay Bridge and the Wheeland landfill and other projects in Blue Hills, Leeward and Long Bay.

An improvement identified by the minister, “public lighting”.

“I know it’s a big book. I know the appropriations committee did the best they could in the time they had, so I’m not going to say that my colleague would have intentionally overlooked those ships in the budget book when he presented, but as someone who believes in consensus and building bridges – like I did in Salt Cay, which I’ll talk about a bit later, because my brother doesn’t seem to have visited that part of his riding in the last few weeks to see the work going on in Salt Cay – I’m here to build bridges and let you know that we spend our money, energy and time on national security, police force training, upgrades.

She said her ministry was “co-sponsoring” the construction of a $2 million law enforcement recruiting and training center and she reminded the LOO of several moratoriums to prioritize job opportunities. employment of TCI Islanders.

“In the wake of genuine concerns we would have had that businesses in the Turks and Caicos Islands would have a genuine opportunity to bid for these larger scale construction works under the Large Contractors Business License, the Ministry of Finance took the position that we would freeze large building permits that were not majority owned by TC Islander.

It gives us, as islanders, another opportunity to get our house in order and be the movers, shakers and builders of the biggest projects on these islands.

Misick briefed the president on the $2.3 million investment in small contractors and the department is working to encourage more Turks and Caicosians to be hired in the construction industry.

Citing support for entrepreneurs, the upcoming review to support living wages and the cumulative millions going directly to TCI households through his government’s initiatives, Misick said it reflected the budget was “people-centric”.

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DOMINICA JOINS AIRBNB’S “LIVE AND WORK ANYWHERE” CAMPAIGN TO WELCOME DIGITAL NOMADS https://newtoncountymotourism.org/dominica-joins-airbnbs-live-and-work-anywhere-campaign-to-welcome-digital-nomads/ Fri, 13 May 2022 12:15:00 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/dominica-joins-airbnbs-live-and-work-anywhere-campaign-to-welcome-digital-nomads/ Thursday is “Live and work anywhere“, an ongoing initiative to continue working with governments and DMOs to create a one-stop-shop for remote workers and encourage them to try new places to work, while helping to revive tourism and provide support economic to communities after years of travel restrictions. For the Caribbean region, Airbnb found that[1]: […]]]>

Thursday is “Live and work anywhere“, an ongoing initiative to continue working with governments and DMOs to create a one-stop-shop for remote workers and encourage them to try new places to work, while helping to revive tourism and provide support economic to communities after years of travel restrictions.

For the Caribbean region, Airbnb found that[1]:

  • The share of nights booked for long-term stays in Q1 2022 almost doubled compared to the same period in 2019.
  • In the first quarter of 2019, almost 6% of all bookings were for long-term stays, while in the first quarter of 2022, this percentage reached almost 10%.
  • The number of nights booked for long-term stays tripled in Q1’22 compared to Q1’19.

Continuing its efforts to partner with governments and tourism agencies to promote responsible travel and local economic growth, Airbnb, in partnership with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will promote CTO member countries with digital nomad programs in Airbnb’s vast global community.

This campaign will promote Dominica through a landing page which provides details on the Digital Nomads Program and also highlights the best Airbnb options for staying and working in Dominica.

“The Discover Dominica Authority and by extension the Work In Nature program are pleased to partner with the Caribbean Tourism Organization and Airbnb for this campaign. Research shows a growing trend over the last 2 years of management of the pandemic; people want flexibility and are particularly We are delighted to provide this through our Work In Nature program here at Dominica.”- Destination Marketing Manager, Mrs. Kimberly King

For more information, visit HOME – Working in nature (windominica.gov.dm)

[1] Airbnb data comparing the first quarter of 2019 to the first quarter of 2022 on long-term stays in countries participating in the CTO.

CONTACT: Kimberly King, Destination Marketing Manager, Email: [email protected]

SOURCE Discover the Authority of Dominica

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Tanzania: We will work closely with the private sector, assures the government IMF https://newtoncountymotourism.org/tanzania-we-will-work-closely-with-the-private-sector-assures-the-government-imf/ Wed, 11 May 2022 09:55:15 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/tanzania-we-will-work-closely-with-the-private-sector-assures-the-government-imf/ The Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Mwigulu Nchemba, has assured the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that the government will continue to work closely with the private sector to accelerate the country’s development and allocate a significant share of the development budgets. next year in order to reduce the cost of living for citizens. Dr […]]]>

The Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Mwigulu Nchemba, has assured the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that the government will continue to work closely with the private sector to accelerate the country’s development and allocate a significant share of the development budgets. next year in order to reduce the cost of living for citizens.

Dr Nchemba made the remarks in Dodoma on Monday, during a meeting with a team of IMF experts, led by the Deputy Chief of the East II Division of the IMF’s African Department, Charalambos Tsangarides.

The IMF expert team is in the country to assess the economic and political situation, especially on the preferable programs before the second allocation of funds to Tanzania to support the implementation of development projects.

This visit follows a recent meeting between President Samia Suluhu Hassan and the Executive Director of the IMF, Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, held in Washington, United States of America.

“One of the things they agreed was to send a team of experts into the country, to see how we can work together to create new financial policies that will help revive the economy from the effects of Covid-19. , as well as the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine,” Dr Nchemba said.

He said that President Samia’s directive in the next budget is that more money be allocated to the most productive sectors, including agriculture, livestock, fisheries and entrepreneurship development, so that they can stimulate the economy and create jobs.

“The initiative will help revitalize and strengthen our economy, but will also boost employment by strengthening irrigation systems in the agricultural sector, the blue economy, improving the investment environment and the improvement plan business, improving the agricultural value chain and boosting tourism activities,” Dr Nchemba said.