Syria’s President: Western Leaders Are To Blame for Crisis in Refugee

With the increasing problem of the refugees in Europe which are mostly from Syria, the president of the country expressed his sentiments and blamed the Western nations. He told media that the countries in the West supported opposition groups in Syria’s civil war.

In an interview with the news organizations of Russia, President Bashar al-Assad said that if the western nations are worried about the people in his country, they should stop supporting the terrorists. This is what the Syrian government thinks of the whole crisis. The president pressed on that this is the core issue of the crisis with refugees.

Refugee crisis in Europe

Europe is currently struggling to deal with the increasing number of migrants arriving illegally at the borders of European countries. Many of these refugees have been fleeing the conflict in Syria with militant groups which have claimed the lives of at least 220,000 people.

The leaders of the western nations have criticized the government of al-Assad for being incompetent in presiding over the violence in his country. The violence in his country helped spawn the influx of ISIS militant group in the country which drove at least four million of Syrian civilians to seek refuge to other lands. But instead of thanking the European nations for taking in the refugees, he also blamed the European countries.

The president of Syria said that Europe should also take the blame since they supported terrorism.

Double standards among European nations

In the press conference held, it was not explicitly stated by the president what he was referring to when he said that Europe took part in terroristic acts. Two years ago, the European Union ended the arms embargo with rebel groups that were fighting the government of Syria. The United States on the other hand has offered support to some Syrian rebels who were willing to fight against ISIS.

The president of Syria said in the interview that how can people from across the globe feel sad for the death of a child in the sea and not feel any remorse for the deaths of thousands of children who have been killed by rebel groups in Syria.


World’s Best Awards On Airlines That Enhance Their Passenger’s Experience

Some airlines stand out from all the others that are transporting people through the skies. These are airlines that offer more than just decent seat and free meals to their passengers. Every year, Travel & Leisure holds the World’s Best Awards survey so that readers can share experiences on the top hotels they have stayed in, the best resorts in different parts of the world, the best island cruise lines, the best spas that managed to reduce their aches and pains and the best airline that are plying the skies.

The following factors were used by readers to rate international airlines – cabin comfort, in-flight service, customer service and the overall value of the experience. Some carriers have managed to take the lead from their competitors because they have made efforts to enhance their passenger’s experience. Instead of merely reviving the golden age of air travel, they have surpassed the expectations of their passengers.

According to Travel & Leisure reader Anne Star she felt like royalty on the Emirates. The Dubai-based airline certainly deserved the 2nd position on the World’s Best Awards because of its chauffeur service to and fro the flight, the upscale airport lounges and the synchronized flight attendants who made sure they wore matching lipsticks.

The third place in the world’s awards went to international airline Qatar Airways that allows its passengers to choose from a list of fine wines that will please their palette. The airline employs the services of an experienced sommelier to ensure that each wine is rich and ripe enough to please the travelers.

Singapore Airlines has always been the number one on the World’s Best Awards because every passenger is treated as a top-tier flier. One of its services allows passengers to choose a main course from a lengthy menu before they board the plane. There is no exception because even those on the economy class enjoy a good experience.

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Motorcycle Business In Mitchell Continues To Grow

Klock and the staff of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles, a brand recognized all over the globe and with sales continues to increase, people would think that the company will not work in other parts of the country.

According to Klock, there are various people that have already suggested for him to move to Texas, California and many other places. There are also those asking him for a merger to do some projects. He admitted that his answer was always the same and that is he is going to reach for his dream right from where he is right now.

Klock is a native of Emery and he founded the business back in 1997 together with his partner John Patton. Their first employee was Dan Cheeseman and he was a witness to how the business has grown. In a recent report, the company is expanding into their adopted home Mitchell and they are planning to build additional warehouses amounting to $600,000. This is in an effort to increase its distribution of their motorcycle parts.

The company is now almost to its 20 years of operation and Klock revealed that Mitchell is the best match for their growing business. It was developed at the time Internet was at its booming stage and because of this, Klock Werks was able to promote all his motorcycle designs as well as the quality service that his business can offer. The company has recently moved on into distributing bulk number of products and Klock admitted that technology is the key for them to make another success in Mitchell.

Klock also added that with the help of technology, he is able to do whatever he needs from wherever he is.

It was only last month that Klock showed how many stacks of products are waiting to be shipped all over the globe from their motorcycle parts store. The company has the ability to airmail their products such as windshields and fenders to different parts of the world so they see no point into moving in another city such as Los Angeles and New York.


The Parthenon Has Gained A Modern Companion

After hosting the 2004 Summer Olympics, Athens has fallen on hard times and its economy is deteriorating. However, there is one saving grace amidst the ruins of the 3,400-year old city and that is the new 1.8 million square feet glass and grass multiplex that was built by Italian architect Renzo Piano. The Parthenon has a modern companion in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center that houses a theater, library, park and plaza.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center was named after the late billionaire shipping tycoon whose foundation donated the $660 million project to Athens, Greece. The cultural center will be the new home of the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera. It also includes a public park, a reflection pool and the Agora Plaza where visitors can walk and mingle on the landscaped Deborah Nevis-designed pathways.

Piano who is a Pritzker Prize winner has transformed the colossal space by raising the foundation artificially. The panoramic sloped hill that extends upwards to 105 feet has literally formed the rooftop of the library and the opera house. The building was designed by Piano to gain optimum view from the surrounding districts through the combination of glass, wood and cement.  Floating staircases inside the hall makes a visitor feel like he is ascending to Mt. Olympus. The long soaring stairways are contrasted by the interminable exterior stairs that are adjacent to the reflection pool.

The National Library of Greece will house a vast collection of 5,000 manuscripts, documents, records and engravings that date back to the 9th century. The Greek National Opera will feature two auditoriums – a 450-seat for traditional operas and ballets and a larger 4,500-seat hall for unconventional performances.

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How The Popularity Of Convenience Stores Affected Packaging Design

Almost £500 million was invested by corrugated packaging industry towards innovations over the last three years so that digital printing technology can be improved. The demand for retail-ready packaging has increased dramatically including point of sale merchandising units. Consumer shopping habits have changed and it now dictating the future of corrugated packaging designs.

Consumers nowadays have busier lives that they usually do shopping at convenience stores. The change in consumer preference has resulted into growth in convenience stores estimated at 22% or £20.2 billion by 2020. For packaging designers including the supply chain, this requires addressing the issue from a different angle. Since convenience stores are a lot smaller than supermarkets and groceries, they have less shelf storage. The size of packaging for fresh and chilled food as well as meals-for-tonight has to be significantly reduced in order to maximize shelf storage including back-of-the house space.

For packaging designers, reduction in the size of packaging means additional costs because they have to create small packs that will enhance the appeal of fresh foods. Food packages must be easier and quicker to unpack so as to maximize brand impact. Since the packs are smaller, manufacturers will expect lower costs because fewer resources will be required. The introduction of the thin film cold wrap technology will ensure cost reduction and make the packs easier to prepare for shelf storage. The technology is not only flexible but it can also enhance efficiency of delivery systems. This solution consumes fewer resources and materials to negate the impact of smaller packages.

Meanwhile, corrugated boxes also have its merits because it provides superior protection when shipping even if it does not provide maximum appeal for fresh and chilled food in shelves. Corrugated boxes are also being subjected to innovations so that its strength can be combined with the excellent shelf presentation of thin film cold wrap.

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Road To Connect India, Myanmar And Thailand

According to reports, the three countries including Myanmar, Thailand and India, are now planning to construct a highway that will serve bridge between India and the rest of the Southeast Asian countries. The highway is expected to be 1,400 kilometer in length and will the first project that will link the countries. The project is expected to not only increase the trade between these countries but also to have cultural exchanges among them.

According to Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi, the Indian Ambassador to Thailand, there are currently 73 bridges located in Myanmar that were constructed more than 70 years ago during the WWII that are undergoing renovation. The funds for the repairs are from India in order to create safe passages for the vehicles that will be crossing the highway.

He also added that as soon as the renovations are done within the expected 18 months period, the highway will be usable for those who are planning to cross from these three countries.

The highway construction will start from India, in its most eastern part called Moreh, going to the Tamu city which is located in Myanmar.

There is still an ongoing negotiation regarding the agreement on the tri-nation motor vehicles which will be commuting using the 1,400 km road. The same road will reach the country of Thailand at the district of Tak, Mae Sot.

According to Bishnoi, India and Thailand has always see eye to eye when it comes to culture, spiritual and language sector. The road will not physically connect the two countries.

He shared how the linking road will be useful in transporting hood as well as help in developing the SMEs that are in the North East India. The Act East policy which is in effect in India will further be exemplified because of the creation of the highway between three nations.

The Dawei deep-sea port that as well as the industrial estate developments in Myanmar that is located near the Thai border is seen to help in the integration of India with other countries in the South East Asia. With this development, more people will now invest into properties in Thailand and Find Thai Property could help speed along the process.


English Classes Does Not Mean Internationalization

English is now taught in more schools all over the globe especially those in higher education levels. This is why it has been misunderstood as a result of the globalization of higher lever education in schools since the language has been seen to be used in almost all research as well as academic materials and learning the English language has also been viewed as a means for institutions to be recognized in an international scale.

This is what happened in Taiwan where in the top colleges as well as universities of the country suffered from the lack of funds for the employees because of the institutions desire to hire foreigner professors and no importance given to the local talent. After lowering the birthrate of the country, its long term effect is now recognized.

In a recent announcement, the National Cheng-chi University which is located in Taipei said that at the start of the next semester, all instructors and professors that are newly hired must be able to teach English with two courses each. This was instantly questioned by angry local educators because they are already underpaid while their workload is too much.

The continued debate whether the English language should be used as the official language for all course instructions is still ongoing and is not a current issue but there has been no known localization in Asia. Meanwhile, in Europe, there is a program called ERASMUS which aims to facilitate exchange with the employment of English and eventually there are courses as well as degrees offered for English. Those who are in favor of this advocacy reason out that the learning the English language will make them more viable in promoting higher education as well as increasing the search for more international students.

Many of those in favor believed that their main oppositions are members of the conservative nationalists who aim to preserve the native language as well as culture of the nation without knowing that many of those opposed are also supportive of international exchange and giving the best education for students but without compromising the quality. For those who are planning to teach English as a foreign language, visit Entrust TEFL.


Thousands Of Myanmar Workers Stopped Working In Thailand, Returned Home

It has been reported that around 50,000 Myanmar workers who are employed in the fishing industry of central Thailand have resigned from their jobs and decided to go back home. While many are still left, there are reports circulating that many more are going to follow suit.

According to the head of fisheries association based in Samut Sakorn province, Kamjorn Mongkoltreeluck, thousands of migrant workers that have been under their employment for many years have decided that they wanted to go back to their home country. They also expressed that they will not be coming back again to look for jobs in Thailand.

Samut Sakorn is located about 35 kilometers away from the southwest part of Bangkok and it contains the largest fishing, food processing as well as frozen seafood industry in Thailand.

Majority of the Myanmar migrants have been employed as workers under the fishing and food processing industry, other are unskilled laborers that work in the construction sector and some are home maids.

According to Kamjorn, many of these Myanmar migrants have decided to resign from their jobs because the fishing boats they are using have been anchored for too long since it either does not have the proper monitoring equipment or it is not equipped with operating licenses. Using these boats will mean that they are not following the regulations set by the Fisheries Department or they may be caught by the European Union for it is considered IUU or Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing business.

Based on the regulations from the department, it is also require for the fishing boats to be out in the open sea and fishing for a maximum limit of 220 days every year and must stay anchored on shore for the remaining 145 days.

The EU is a constant buyer of fishery products from Thailand amounting to $500 million US every year and they have expressed their desire to the Thai authorities that there must be no illegal migrants or under-aged workers nor there be abused going on aboard the trawlers. These Myanmar workers decided to look for jobs in their own country rather than opt for jobs in Thailand.