No more embassies in capital cities

August 12th, 2015 No comments

Here’s an idea for decentralization.

Have countries set up their embassies outside capital cities.

As awkward as this may sound, the advantages are these:

  • Ambassadors and diplomatic personnel experience  a country first hand, no red carpet treatment, no special house on a leafy suburb.
  • Identifying the needs of the most marginalized people becomes easier by living alongside lesser known cities or towns.

So if anyone is thinking for a clever place to set up an embassy, one of the most suitable places would be either the third most populated place in the country, one that does not even have an airport in it.

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New location for the UVG-ITEC website

July 11th, 2015 No comments

The UVG-ITEC website is no longer available online. Please refer to the Altiplano UVG website instead to find out about this Solola academic institution.

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Website research: The Razor, a newspaper in Uganda

February 12th, 2015 No comments

Here is a sample of what The Razor newspaper in Uganda used to publish

Article posted on The Razor Newspaper, written by Kakaire Kirunda It is just under five years to the 2015 deadline of achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by UN member states following a commitment made at the millennium summit in 2000.

The Razor Newspaper in Uganda merited this article in Bizcommunity.ug back in 2011

The Razor newspaper launches in Uganda
Competition for readership in Uganda’s print media industry is set to intensify following the launch of The Razor, a new tabloid newspaper in the country.

 

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Online service of the week: News Archive from the Hardware Association in Ireland

August 22nd, 2014 No comments

Have you recently gotten an assignment to research on opportunities for distributing parts for hardware stores in Europe?

Would you like to know more about the state of building supplies and market trends?

If so, the news archive from the Hardware Association in Ireland is a very good starting point.

You can access the archive by visiting their website and selecting the Latest News menu button at the top.

news.archive.of.the.hardware.association.europe

Then, on the left towards the bottom you will find the listing of articles by month.  The archive contains information as far back as July 2011.

Additional sections

Complete listings for its Board of Directors and National Council Members. Choose ‘About Us’ from the top menu and then from the buttons on the lower left menu.

A link to the HAI Show to be celebrated in 2015

A link to the Hardware Journal, a magazine published in Issuu

Website review: Airline reservation companies displayed when doing a BlueCastle search

January 22nd, 2014 No comments

Bluecastle is a website in New Zealand that allows reservations for flying from places like Auckland or ChristChurch.

blue.castle.main.menu.jan.2014
Blue Castle main menu

 

When doing a search for a domestic flight in January 2014, we noticed that the following logos were displayed:

logos.displayed.by.bluecastle.nz

ebookers.com

skytours

Travelpack

airtickets

budgetair.co.uk

expedia.ie

tripsta

bravofly

Results for flights included companies like Quantas and Jetstar Airways.

The only criticism we have is that for a label called ‘NZ Flights’ there were too many matches to international flights.  This would make the website much more appealing to the intended audience and would ensure more return visits.  If it is necessary to include international flights, a new label called ‘International Flights’ could be added.

 

 

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