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Galileo GDS GDS Global Distribution System
GDS Google Desktop Search (Google)
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GDS Guards
 in Yemen

Travelport GDS, one of the world's leading global distribution system (GDS) providers operating both the Galileo and Worldspan brands, announced that it has signed an agreement with Universal Travel, to distribute the Galileo GDS in Yemen from January, 2009. The partnership follows Travelport's recent announcement of a multi-million dollar (US) investment in the Middle East, to set up a new, highly efficient direct support network for travel agents in the UAE (Uninterruptible Application Error) The name given to a crash in Windows 3.0. In subsequent versions of Windows, a crash was called a "General Protection Fault," "Application Error" or "Illegal Operation." See crash in Windows and abend. , Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (sä`dē ərā`bēə, sou`–, sô–), officially Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, kingdom (2005 est. pop.  and Egypt and redefine distributor relationship in selected countries, including Yemen.

Galileo has established itself as the leading GDS provider in Yemen over the past 17 years, with a market share of 54 per cent (MIDT MIDT Marketing Information Data Tapes  data, July, 2008). The partnership with Universal Travel, part of the Universal Group, will begin when Galileo's contract with Yemen Airways, its current distributor in the country, expires at the end of 2008.

"The partnership forged today marks an important milestone for Travelport as we set up our new operations in the region," Rabih Saab, Travelport GDS' Vice President of the Middle East and Africa. "With a 25 year track record and unrivalled knowledge of the Yemeni travel market, Universal Travel is uniquely qualified to help us to serve our customers in this market more efficiently.

"Galileo is the leading GDS system in the market, and we are very much looking forward to partnering with Travelport to serve travel agents and suppliers who rely on the efficiency of Galileo," stated Omar Mohammed, Vice Chairman and Group Managing Director for Universal Travel. "We look forward to a long and successful partnership and to rolling out new and innovative products in the region."

Over the past year, Travelport GDS has increased its presence in the Middle East with the acquisition of Worldspan, which has a well-established and successful business in several key markets and a wholly-owned operation in Egypt. Travelport GDS has also opened a new, state-of-the-art office in Dubai and has made several key management appointments across the region.

"The Middle East is a dynamic region for travel and one which will continue to grow considerably over the coming years. We firmly believe that by enhancing our relationships with effective distributors in select markets such as Yemen coupled with building more substantial, wholly-owned operations across the region, we will be well positioned to augment our business in this important region," continued Saab.

21 December, 2008: Official launching ceremoney was conducted in the Movenpick Ball Room, in the presence of Jennifer D'souza, Travel Port Regional commercial Director, who summarized the introduction of Travel Port and new commercial strategies. Ending a clever speech, Hari Kumar, the Regional Product Manager, concluded the new services offered in the rennovated GDS systems provided for Travel Agencies in Yemen. Halim Amman, Universal Travel General Manager wrapped the presentation by a raffle draw, distributing valuable prizes among the invitees from major travel agencies, media and many delegates, then invited everyone to enjoy a lovely lunch and socialize so·cial·ize  
v. so·cial·ized, so·cial·iz·ing, so·cial·iz·es

v.tr.
1. To place under government or group ownership or control.

2. To make fit for companionship with others; make sociable.
.

Social Marketing Initiative in Yemen

Social Marketing Project for Reproductive Health Within the framework of WHO's definition of health[1] as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, reproductive health, or sexual health/hygiene  Services is one of the Ministry of Public Health Projects funded by the German Development Bank (KfW) started in the last Saturday mobile cinema shows for youth in boys and girls boys and girls

mercurialisannua.
 secondary schools in the governorates of Lahj and Abyan. This activity is part of the family planning family planning

Use of measures designed to regulate the number and spacing of children within a family, largely to curb population growth and ensure each family’s access to limited resources.
 awareness campaign launched by the project in 2007 in 7 governorates and expanded to 14 governorates in 2008 based on the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Study(KAP) undertaken in 2006 in Six Governorates. The aim of the behavior change Behavior change refers to any transformation or modification of human behavior. Such changes can occur intentionally, through behavior modification, without intention, or change rapidly in situations of mental illness.  campaign in family planning is to improve knowledge, attitude and practices of population regarding family planning issues. The Social marketing Project and in cooperation with many local partners and implementing agencies conducted this campaign through various types of activities like producing and broadcasting TV and Radio spots, distribution of IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iec.ch) An organization that sets international electrical and electronics standards founded in 1906. It is made up of national committees from over 60 countries.

IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
 materials, theater shows, health education session for women and men in the rural areas, and mobile cinema shows. We have to notice her that the project will run another round of the KAP Study in the third quarter of 2009 to measure and asses the impact of the Behavior Change Campaign in Yemen.

Doha center launches pitition for Al-Zaidi

The Doha Centre for Media Freedom is launching a petition on behalf of Muntazer Al-Zaidi of Al-Baghdadiya. "The Iraqi courts have the duty to ensure that Al-Zaidi has a fair trial and that his physical safety is guaranteed: revenge has no part to play in his treatment. The shoe incident should be regarded as what it was: an insult without consequence", the Centre said.

A groundswell ground·swell  
n.
1. A sudden gathering of force, as of public opinion: a groundswell of antiwar sentiment.

2.
 of support has emerged in Arab countries for Iraqi journalist Muntazer Al-Zaidi, who threw a pair of shoes at US President George W. Bush at a press conference in Baghdad on 14 December.

The reporter, who works for the television station Al-Baghdadiya, should be made a symbol of resistance against the occupation of Iraq, some commentators said.

Both official sources and the general public in the Arab world “Arab States” redirects here. For the political alliance, see Arab League.
The Arab World (Arabic: العالم العربي; Transliteration: al-`alam al-`arabi) stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the
 praised Al-Zaidi for his act. Hitting someone with a shoe is regarded as the ultimate humiliation in Iraq, and many sources felt that Bush deserved the insult because of the devastating dev·as·tate  
tr.v. dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing, dev·as·tates
1. To lay waste; destroy.

2. To overwhelm; confound; stun: was devastated by the rude remark.
 impact of his policies since the invasion of the country by coalition forces in 2003.

More than 4,200 American soldiers and tens of thousands of Iraqis have died in the conflict. Iraq remains a country torn apart by deep divisions. It has been ruined despite its wealth and the massive spending devoted to the war effort by Washington. Relatively little has been spent on rebuilding the country.

The support for Al-Zaidi points to resentment which is obviously felt more keenly in the Middle East, but which is also recognised elsewhere. One striking example is that the American people An American people may be:
  • any nation or ethnic group of the Americas
  • see Demographics of North America
  • see Demographics of South America
 have just elected a new president whose foreign policy is totally opposed to that of his predecessor. The comic aspect of the shoe incident has been eclipsed by the worldwide media coverage it received, which is on a par with the scale of that resentment.

Allegations of a security lapse cannot excuse the excessive physical violence inflicted on Al-Zaidi since his arrest, and they certainly do not justify the cursory justice still in force in Iraq, especially as regards public freedoms. The promises of Baghdad's new leaders to strengthen democracy have done little to improve matters.

Nevertheless, Al-Zaidi has contravened the profession's standards of conduct and his insulting gesture should not be taken as a model for protest by journalists as a whole. His behavior was reprehensible rep·re·hen·si·ble  
adj.
Deserving rebuke or censure; blameworthy. See Synonyms at blameworthy.



[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin repreh
 because it was offensive to the dignity of others, and it can in no way be regarded as a valid means to express an opinion.

Nor should the incident be allowed to obscure other cases that are much more damaging to justice and individual freedoms: torture at Abu Ghraib prison The Abu Ghraib prison (Arabic: سجن أبو غريب; also Abu Ghurayb) is in Abu Ghraib, an Iraqi city 32 km (20 mi) west of Baghdad.  in Iraq, the Americans' Guantanamo detention camp, and the 222 journalists killed in Iraq since the war began. To ensure this does not happen, the Iraqi courts have the duty to ensure that Al-Zaidi has a fair trial and that his physical safety is guaranteed: revenge has no part to play in his treatment. The shoe incident should be regarded as what it was: an insult without consequence.

According to according to
prep.
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

3.
 Brand Republic, Guardian News & Media will launch a news wire service for Arab speaking countries next year. The service will be provided through Saudi newspaper, Al Sharq, which is based in Qatar. The paper will translate up to 15 stories per day for media in the region.

According to Tim Brooks, managing director of Guardian News & Media, the launch of the new service is an effort to build upon the company's goal of becoming the "the world's leading liberal voice," building on the launch of the Guardian America website in October 2007.

Brooks also stated that the introduction of more services is scheduled for 2010 in order for Guardian N&M to expand into "Anglophone markets, growth markets and those with no strong tradition of free press."

Earlier this month, Guardian News & Media appointed Caroline Little as chief executive of its North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere.  operations. The appointment followed a series of moves strengthening the GN&M brand in the US.

In July, GN&M acquired ContentNext, owner of digital media news site paidContent, for an estimated Au15m. And in October 2007, it launched Guardian America, a news website dedicated to its growing US audience.

Iraq shoe-thrower trial postponed

Iraq's Central Criminal Court decided on Tuesday to postpone the trial of an Iraqi journalist who won global fame for throwing his shoes at US President George W. Bush, a court spokesman said.

"The postponement came after Zaidi's lawyers presented an appeal to a higher court," Abdel Sattar Beyraqdar told AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. .

"The Supreme Criminal Court decided to postpone the trial of journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi until the higher court issues its decision," he said, adding that a new trial date would be set later.

The 29-year-old journalist for the Al-Baghdadia television channel had been due to appear in court this Wednesday on charges of "aggression against a foreign head of state during an official visit."

He faces up to 15 years in jail if convicted.

Zaidi's lawyer, Dhiya al-Saadi, told AFP that he had requested that the trial be cancelled because his client's actions fell within his constitutional rights to express himself freely.

"Our appeal is based on the fact that Zaidi simply expressed his rejection of the occupation and the policy of repression against Iraqis. Zaidi's action falls within the framework of freedom of expression," his lawyer told AFP earlier this week.

"If the court rejects our request for cancellation, the defence will appeal to a higher court," Saadi said.

Zaidi threw his shoes at Bush during the US president's farewell visit to Iraq on December 14, an action considered a grave insult in the Arab world.

He also insulted the American president
  • President of the United States - The President of the United States
  • The American President (film) - A Romantic Comedy surrounding a fictional President of the United States and his attempts to win over an attractive lobbyist
, shouting: "It is the farewell kiss, you dog."

His action was hailed across the Arab world as an ideal parting gift A parting gift or farewell gift is a parting tradition, a gift given during parting. There are various traditions which involve parting gifts.

A parting gift is a major rule in xenia, the Ancient Greek concept of hospitality.
 to a president widely unpopular in the region.

Visiting scholar A visiting scholar, in the world of academia, is a scholar from an institution who visits a receiving university that hosts him where he or she is projected to teach (visiting professor), lecture (visiting lecturer), or perform research (visiting researcher  program to bring foreign journalists to Berkeley

Experienced journalists and editors around the world have the opportunity to apply for one-year of advanced professional training and academic study at the University of California The University of California has a combined student body of more than 191,000 students, over 1,340,000 living alumni, and a combined systemwide and campus endowment of just over $7.3 billion (8th largest in the United States).  - Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. Deadline: March 1, 2009.

The university's International Visiting Scholars' Program is a non-degree program aimed at enhancing participants' reporting skills, expanding their intellectual horizons, and providing a break from the newsroom for in-depth research in their area of interest.

Although the program covers tuition fees, scholars must have at least US$16,000 for accomodation and personal expenses in order to obtain a J-1 visa J-1 visa Exchange visitor visa A visa for those who are not citizens and wish to live in the US Cf Green card, H1-B visa. .

Candidates must have a good command of English. Classes begin in mid-August and end in mid-May.

For more information or to apply, contact jvsadmit@berkeley.edu or visit http://journalism.berkeley.edu/program/vsp/.

Grants to support investigative reporting projects

Reporters who work outside the protection of major news organizations are eligible to apply for the Fund for Investigative Journalism investigative journalism nperiodismo de investigación  for grants to work on investigative journalism stories. Deadline: February 1, 2009.

Established by the late Philip M. Stern in 1969, the fund helps finance investigative pieces on corruption, malfeasance The commission of an act that is unequivocally illegal or completely wrongful.

Malfeasance is a comprehensive term used in both civil and Criminal Law to describe any act that is wrongful.
, incompetence, societal ills, and investigative media criticism. Grants range from US$500 to US$10,000.

Applicants must write a letter outlining the story idea, what he or she expects to prove, how this will be done, and sources to be used for the proof.

For application guidelines or more information, visit http://www.fij.org.

Youth essay contest to award cash prizes, publication

Students and young professionals ages 18-30 are invited to enter a youth essay competition that encourages youth around the world to get involved in a global civic discussion on issues that concern them.

The contest, being sponsored by the U.S.-based Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE CIPE Center for International Private Enterprise
CIPE Comitato Interministeriale per la Programmazione Economica (Italian)
CIPE Center for Image Processing in Education
CIPE Certification in Plumbing Engineering
), features three general topics: Citizenship in a Democratic Society, Educational Reform and Employment Opportunities, and Entrepreneurship & Leadership.

Essays should be 2,000-4,000 words in length and must be submitted by March 1, 2009. CIPE is offering a US$1,000 honorarium HONORARIUM. A recompense for services rendered. It is usually applied only to the recompense given to persons whose business is connected with science; as the fee paid to counsel.
     2.
 for the winners, and will publish the top three winning essays via its Economic Reform Feature Service, which is distributed to more than 3,000 subscribers.

Visit www.cipe.org/essay for more information. For questions, e-mail essay@cipe.org.

Producers invited to create children's TV programs to strengthen cultural diversity

Children's TV progam producers from Asia, Africa and the Arab world are invited to take part in the second round of production of short program series for children that aim to strengthen cultural diversity and create a better understanding among children about various cultures and school of thoughts.

The first round of the program, which is called "I Am ... ," produced 14 short TV programs that show how children view topics such as religion, family, and pollution, according to the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD AIBD

Association of International Bond Dealers
), one of the sponsors.

AIBD, along with the Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABU SABU Self Adjusting Botch Up (polite form)
SABU South Africa Bisley Union
) and the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU ASBU Arab States Broadcasting Union ), recently announced the 2009 project.

It will begin in 2009 with workshops on children's TV program production; three workshops will be organized in parallel in Johannesburg, Tunis and Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur (kwä`lə lm`pr), city (1990 est. pop. .

With the support of two senior Executive Producers, the 40 participating producers will each produce their own programs.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.aibd.org.my/homepage/article.cgi/284.html or contact Juliette Vivier at juliette@aibd.org.my....

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