Friday, January 27, 2017

10 reasons why to study Spanish in the University of Santiago de Compostela

Conferencia: 10 razones por las que estudiar español en la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Lecture: 10 reasons why to study Spanish in the University of Santiago de Compostela

Conferencia: 10 razones por las que estudiar español en la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela con Pilar Taboada, Directora de la Oficina de Cursos Internacionales – USC y Santiago F. Mosquera, Catedrático de Literatura de la USC.
La Universidad de Santiago de Compostela es una de las más prestigiosas de España, nominada Campus de Excelencia Internacional. Está ubicada en el noroeste de España, en una ciudad histórica, segura y hospitalaria. Por su rico patrimonio cultural, fantástico ambiente universitario y entorno seguro esta universidad es elegida cada año por un número creciente de estudiantes extranjeros.
Con más de cincuenta años de experiencia, la Oficina de Cursos Internacionales se dedica fundamentalmente a la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera.  Organiza cursos  de lengua y cultura españolas con un rico programa de actividades culturales a lo largo de todo el año. Ofrece además programas de prácticas en empresas y voluntariado, español de los negocios, turismo y medicina, entre otros.
Durante su estancia, los estudiantes internacionales disfrutan de todas las instalaciones universitarias tales como residencias, instalaciones deportivas, programa de actividades culturales y bibliotecas.
Lecture: 10 reasons why to study Spanish in the University of Santiago de Compostela, by Pilar Taboada, Manager of International Courses Office – USC and Santiago F. Mosquera, Professor of Spanish Literature
The University of Santiago de Compostela is one of the most well-known Spanish universities, also nominated as Campus of Excellence. It is located in the Northwest of Spain, in a historic, safe and friendly city. The rich cultural heritage, fantastic student environment, and safe surroundings make this University the first choice for more and more Study Abroad students.
With over fifty years of experience, International Courses Office deals mainly with the organization of Spanish Language and Culture Courses with a rich extra-curricular cultural program. Short and long term courses are organized all year long as well as Medical, Business and Tourism Language Courses, Internship, Volunteering, among many others.
International students take also advantage of the university facilities such as halls of residence, sports and cultural facilities and libraries.
Sorteo de una beca para un curso de español de 2 semanas (Sólo para alumnos del INSTITUTO CERVANTES)/Lucky draw for a 2week-Spanish Language Course in Santiago de Compostela University (Only for students of INSTITUTO CERVANTES).
¡No pierdas esta oportunidad!/ Don´t miss it!

GAIL Board approves issuance of bonus shares

GAIL Board approves issuance of bonus shares, interim dividend and raising of funds through Bonds:
New Delhi, January 27, 2017: GAIL (India) Limited has recommended issuance of one bonus share for every three equity shares held of Rs 10 each fully paid up, subject to shareholders approval. The decision was taken by the Company’s Board of Directors in its meeting held on 25th January, 2017. Consequently, the paid-up share capital of the Company will increase from Rs. 1,268.48 crore to Rs. 1,691.30 crore.
Earlier, GAIL had issued bonus shares of one fully paid-up bonus share for every two equity shares in October 2008.
GAIL’s Board also approved payment of interim dividend for the financial year 2016-17 at the rate of 85 per cent of paid-up equity share capital of the Company (Rs 8.5 per share). Interim Dividend will be paid with reference to the ‘Record Date’ i.e. 3rd February, 2017 fixed for the said purpose.
GAIL’s Board in its meeting held on 25th January, 2017 also approved raising of funds through secured/ unsecured, redeemable, non-convertible, taxable INR bonds up to Rs 750 crore with green shoe option up to 100 per cent of issue size aggregating up to Rs 1,500 crore on private placement basis, in one or more tranches.
GAIL Chairman & Managing Director Shri B C Tripathi said that GAIL is issuing bonus shares for the second time after its listing on the stock exchanges. “The decision has been taken in order to enhance shareholders’ value and acknowledge their support to the Company over the years,” he said.
Shri Tripathi further said that work on the prestigious Jagdishpur – Haldia –Bokaro – Dhamra Pipeline Project, popularly called the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga, is going on in full swing and GAIL is committed to complete the project within scheduled time. He said work on the Uttar Pradesh and Bihar sections of the Urja Ganga project has made significant progress and the next phase of the project is likely to commence in the second half of 2017.
The Chairman also stated that the expansion of the Petrochemical plant at Pata has stabilized. The production from subsidiary Brahmaputra Cracker & Polymer Limited’s plant in Assam, in which GAIL has 100 % marketing rights, is being ramped up. GAIL is looking to capture new markets for its petrochemical products and has commenced exports to China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam.
GAIL’s subsidiary GAIL Gas is executing its flagship City Gas Distribution project in Bengaluru and supply of piped natural gas to households has already commenced. Further, CNG stations have been set up to cater to the needs of vehicles in the city.
The issue of the INR bonds would help in funding the growing capex requirements for the future growth of the Company, Shri Tripathi said.

Miss Universe beauty pageant begins in Manila

>Miss Universe beauty contest that  culminate in a coronation in the Philippines capital on Monday.
Crowds packed the Mall of Asia Arena as each candidate showcased her swimsuits, evening gowns and national costumes in front of the judges.
The preliminary competition that started on Thursday will whittle down the crowded field to the top 12 candidates for the pageant night, the Miss Universe website said.
“The whole world is being united, and even though we don’t know each other, we still enjoy the event,” said Apple Natividad, one of the many spectators who attended the show.
Some even dressed like Miss Universe candidates to join the fanfare.
“This is a venue for beauty, but also the beauty of the heart, especially for us Filipinos who are fanatics for pageants,” said Rania Ziateh, who wore a Miss Philippines sash.
Over half a million people are expected to tune in to watch the coronation night next week, organizers said.
Filipina beauty queen Pia Wurtzbach currently holds the Miss Universe crown from 2015.

Oman Rail invites international tenders for rail project

Hi N.K,
I wanted to get in touch to personally let you know that I have a handful of stands remaining for Middle East Rail 2017. These will be sold by this time next week.
You can view the availability by downloading our floorplan
I imagine that you may have a couple of questions about taking part so let me address them for you: 
Q. We’re not a big company and we don’t have a big team. Is it still worth taking part? 
Yes. We look after the logistics and stand details, so you’re ready to do business straight away.
Q. What are the costs of exhibiting? 
$695 USD per sqm of shell scheme (includes lights, carpet, fascia board, wall, power, wifi, table, 2 chairs)
$625 USD per sqm of raw space
Q. Who will I meet at Middle East Rail 2017?
Decision makers from Rail Operators and Governments, System Integrators, Maintenance companies, Engineering & Construction, Signalling & Comms, Rolling Stock manufacturers, safety & security, IT and Payment Software. In total over 8000 visitors and 800 senior delegates from the regional market place. For a sample, click HERE
Q. How do I book?
Call me immediately on +971 4 440 2501 or email jamie.hosie before the floorplan sells out! For more information download our prospectus here
Don’t de-rail your chances of success in 2017! Book now!
Yours in Rail,
Jamie Hosie
General Manager
Middle East Rail 2017

R-ADAG caught swindling Rs 1,000 cr from 7 State Govts

Mumbai, 25th January, 2017: Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (R-ADAG) was caught with its hands in the proverbial cookie jar, and that too by the Supreme Court! R-ADAG tried to twist the terms of its Power Purchase Agreement with seven states, and make a profit of well over Rs 1,000/- crore by making the states count one day as one year (31st March 2013 is the previous financial year, and 1st April 2013 is the…

Visit of International Trade Centre Executive Director Arancha González to India

Visit of International Trade Centre Executive Director Arancha González to India
WHEN: 27-30 January 2017
WHERE:  Visakhapatnam and Mumbai

Ms. Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint agency of the United Nations and theWorld Trade Organization, will be visiting  Visakhapatnam and Mumbai, 27-30 January 2017.
On 27-28 January, Ms González will be attending the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) Partnership Summit in Visakhapatnam, where she is among the high-level speakers.

She will then travel to Mumbai where she on Monday, 30 January will deliver a keynote speech at the EXIM BANK OF INDIA.

During her visit to India Ms González will be available to meet members of the media.

Arancha González, an expert in international trade issues with 20 years of experience, has served as Executive Director since September 2013. A Spanish national, Ms González has extensive knowledge about international trade and economics, coupled with broad experience in trade and development matters in the public and private sectors, as well as in management at multilateral organizations.

Before joining ITC, Ms. González served as Chief of Staff to World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy from 2005 to 2013. During her tenure at the WTO, she played an active role in launching the Aid for Trade initiative and served as Mr. Lamy’s representative (Sherpa) at the G-20.

To request an interview with Ms. González, please contact:
Jarle Hetland, Media Officer
Office of the Executive Director
P: +41 22 730 0145
M: +41 79 582 91 80

Notes for the Editor 
About ITC – ITC is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC assists small and medium-sized enterprises in developing and transition economies to become more competitive in global markets, thereby contributing to sustainable economic development within the frameworks of the Aid-for-Trade agenda and the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development. For more information, visit Follow ITC on Twitter: @ITCnews

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