Fairmont & ALL – Accor Live Limitless Launch ‘Beyond LIMITS’: A New Collection of Boundary-Pushing Experiences Across North & Central America


Toronto, Canada, Nov. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announces the official debut of ‘Beyond LIMITS’, an exciting new collection of first-of-their-kind, awe-inspiring experiences available exclusively at iconic Fairmont properties, and other ALL – Accor Live Limitless hotels, across North & Central America. ‘Beyond LIMITS’ is designed to defy convention, shatter the boundaries of expectation, and elevate the luxury experience beyond what was previously thought possible. Each highly exclusive, immersive experience is as unexpected as it is unforgettable, carefully crafted to lead travelers on a journey of discovery, to find something new within the destination, the hotel and themselves.

‘Beyond LIMITS’ kicks off the first week of November 2022, with signature limited-time experiences slated through March 2023 – including:


  • Symphony in a Cenote | In the lush Mexico jungle, Fairmont Mayakoba reimagines one of Riviera Maya’s famed limestone caves as a spectacular candlelit concert hall | November 2022 & January 2023
  • Pauoa Bay Underwater Ballet | Guests at Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dive into a magical underwater world and witness a daring, mesmerizing live ballet performance beneath the sea | February 2023
  • The Vertical Stage | Fairmont Century Plaza transforms its famed Los Angeles façade into the world’s first 19-story vertical dance floor for a troupe of gravity defying performance artists | Early 2023
  • Fire & Ice | In a tiny log cabin, at the edge of frozen Lake Louise, surrounded for miles by nothing but Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and a wintry snowscape, a master chef delivers an exclusive, intimate fireside culinary experience for only 10 lucky guests, inspired by the Japanese cooking style of Robatayaki | January & February 2023
  • Christmas with Candace | Emmy award nominee, director, actress, New York Times best-selling author, producer,  ‘Queen of Christmas’ and “Full House” star, Candace Cameron Bure shares some of her favorite holiday tips and tricks, including how to decorate the perfect Christmas cookie, at a special holiday tea and photo moment at Fairmont San Francisco | December 2022
  • Haute O2 | High in the Canadian Rockies, where the air is pure and the views extend as far as the eye can see, Fairmont Banff Springs is popping up a cliffside oxygen bar at 7,000 feet, accessible exclusively to just 8 guests per day, to refresh the mind, body and soul | January 2023
  • Enchanted Forest | Perched atop Fairmont Waterfront’s garden terrace with majestic views of downtown Vancouver and the city’s stunning harbor, awaits a world of fantasy, a magnificent forest overflowing with lush sprawling trees, a dreamy musical performance, and a hint of magic | Early 2023
  • Après Scottsdale | In the heart of the Sonoran Desert, sits an unexpected luxury winter chateau, nestled amidst the ultimate holiday playground at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess; entry is only granted to a select few adults, who choose to celebrate the holidays with more grown-up pursuits, from culinary delights to the finest sparkling champagne | November & December 2023
  • Tea Noir | Fairmont Olympic Hotel’s playfully dark twist on high tea promises a journey through tea-infused sensorial delights, from savory to sweet, with a dash of spice, worthy of slipping into something a little glam | November 2022 through March 2023

“When everyone and everything in the travel space claims to be ‘luxurious’, the term loses its genuine value as a point of exclusivity and differentiation. So we posed the question – ‘how can we breathe life back into the luxury experience, what it truly means to go above and beyond expectations, in the limitless ways our Fairmont guests and ALL members deserve?’,” said Jeff Doane, Chief Commercial Officer, Accor North & Central America. “With ‘Beyond LIMITS’, we are able to redefine luxury, by challenging the norms of what is expected. We pushed ourselves and our teams to go beyond everything that had been done before, and the result is a collection of experiences that are highly inventive and exclusive, that must actually be seen to be believed. That is ‘Beyond LIMITS’.”

To learn more or to book a ‘Beyond LIMITS’ experience, visit www.ALLbeyondLIMITS.com. Even more adventures await – including a spa day in the Puerto Rican jungle with Fairmont El San Juan Hotel; a night at the International Emmy Awards with Sofitel New York; skiing with an Olympian at Fairmont Chateau Whistler; and a private cave dinner in Barbados with Fairmont Royal Pavilion – with new opportunities to thrill and inspire added regularly.

Members of ALL – Accor Live Limitless will also be able to book select ‘Beyond LIMITS’ experiences with ALL Reward points. With the travel industry’s most diverse network of brands and an ever-growing portfolio, ALL invites members to experience more of what they love through benefits and rewards in travel, dining and everyday life. Among the most valuable in the industry, ALL Reward points are highly flexible, allowing members to earn points, even when they are not staying at an Accor hotel, and then redeem their points for unforgettable moments around the globe. To join Accor’s award-winning loyalty program, click here.

To help guests travel ‘Beyond LIMITS’, Accor is also offering up to 25 percent savings for bookings made by March 29, 2023, for stays through April 30, 2023 (may vary by property), at participating Fairmont, Sofitel, Swissôtel, MGallery, Pullman, Novotel and ibis hotels across North & Central America. As always, ALL members save more, with a special member rate that delivers an additional 5 percent off.

Creative assets for ‘Beyond LIMITS’, including videos, photos and logos, are available for download in the Accor press room.



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U.S. and Allies Vote For Nazism at U.N.

Annually, each year, since 2005, the U.S. Government has been one of only from 1 to 3 Governments to vote in the U.N. General Assembly against an annual statement by the General Assembly against racism and other forms of bigotry — an annual Resolution condemning it, and expressing a commitment to doing everything possible to reduce bigoted acts. For the first time ever, on November 4th, America was joined not only by one or two voting against it, but 55 nations, and almost all gave as reasons that Russia was for it and has invaded Ukraine. Ukraine is the only country that has almost always been joining America in opposing such resolutions; and many countries now vote against the resolution because Ukraine always does, and thus vote in solidarity with Ukraine against Russia — condemn the resolution because Russia supports it.


This year’s Resolution particularly offended America and its allies because “Nazism” is mentioned and condemned specifically in it.


No specific nation is ever mentioned in such resolutions.


The U.N. makes its documents and voting records as difficult as possible for the public to find, but, after many hours I have been able to find the following records regarding the 4 November 2022 resolution and vote.


The Resolution was completed in draft on 29 September 2022, and here it is (though the U.N. tends to change URLs in order to make documents unfindable, and also this and many other documents at the U.N. are designed so as not to be copyable into web archiving services; so, this document might soon become unfindable:

https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/LTD/N22/607/22/PDF/N2260722.pdf. I made the first copy of it at the main web archive, and that archived image is very different, not the document itself. This is typical for the U.N. But, anyway, if you can see it, then at least you will be able to know the Resolution’s text.


The U.N likewise makes its voting records as difficult as possible for journalists to be able to report the specific votes of specific nations — the U.N. provides photo-images (such as in this case) of the nation-by-nation vote so that journalists will need to type everythng out character-by-character instead of do copy-pastes, and journalists on rapid deadlines won’t typically retype an entire document. I have done it in this case, and here that is:


VOTE: https://i.4cdn.org/pol/1667720971034020.jpg

Item 66(a) draft resolution A/C.3/77/L.5

Combating glorification of Nazism, Neo-Nazism, and …

DATE: 4 November 2022

IN FAVOR (105): Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Dem. PR [N.] Korea, Djirbouti, El Salvador, Equatorial Gunea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Solomon Islands, S. Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, UAR, United Rep. Tanza, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

AGAINST (52): Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, N. Macedonia, Norway, Papua, Poland, Portugal, Rep. Moldova, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, UK, U.S.

ABSTAIN (15): Antigua, Congo, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, Mexico, Myanmar, Palau, Panama, Rep. of Korea, Samoa, Serbia, Switzerland, Tonga, Turkiye

ABSENT: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Comoros, D.R. Congo, Dominica, Eswatini, Gambia, Grenada, Iran, Morocco, St. Lucia, Sao Tome, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, S. Sudan, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Venezuela


Since Austria backs the EU’s statement on this, here is that statement from the EU.


The U.S. Government seems to be having remarkable success making even nazism fashionable among its allies.


Source: Dehai Eritrea Online

EurasiaReview.com: Chasing An Elusive Peace In Ethiopia: Culmination Of A War The World Has Chosen To See With Its Bespectacled Eyes – OpEd

Ethiopia’s Historical Error 

Some generations fail the test of time, others pass their test with excruciating pain.  The current generation in Ethiopia is grappling with a great deal of tribalism, just like previous generations dealt with colonialism, fascism or socialism. These are procreations of political parties that come to exist, grow, age and fade in human polity. As dictated by constant change in humanity, their proclivity for reform takes societies to new horizons, or else fail them miserably.

Although the birth of an avant-garde tribalist party named Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) was a historical incident, what would become of this group remains an enigma of its own. Born in 1975, TPLF is still carrying its liberation placard for nearly half a century. The death of change in this group is exemplified in absence of any propensity for reform, neither during the grip of power in Ethiopia’s central government for nearly three decades, nor after it was forced out of the government.

What has befallen on Ethiopia in the last two years is the direct consequence of this group’s cosmological disorder and self-righteousness, the likes of which never exist in modern history. The war in Tigray and surroundings have been imposed by the leaders of TPLF, pushing an entire population to a cannon fodder, tapering off the social fabric, and creating animosities between societies. Any attempt to quantify the damage of this war would only be a futile exercise.

The Cost of TPLF’s Political Kamikaze 

Ethiopia is now put on the map of the most barbaric wars in recent history. The damages on its image would have no parallel. Once, the hope of Africa, Ethiopia is now described as one of the world’s least tolerant society. From the day the first gun was shot, the world has seen horrific images of dead children, and graphic footage in a large scale.

World media covered the war in a disproportionate scale, describing it as hell on earth. Social media notifications buzzed twenty-four seven, even at nights with ‘breaking news’. Most Ethiopians abroad lost sleep after watching the graphic videos on social media. Some intermarried families fell apart, communities divided, churches split along ethnic lines.

Leisure times of the diaspora were spent on discussions and arguments that seemed to have no answers. People have raised millions of dollars to fund the conflict, both on the ground and for PR campaigns.  Lobby firms got fat by the donations of the poor citizens who wished to see their side win the war. Children coming from different families started to distance from each other, particularly those born from Tigrean families, saying that they are no more Ethiopians.

The international community’s stance depended on who they first know. If they know pro TPLF person, they only saw their side of the story, echoing the denunciation of the war as imposed by the Ethiopian government. If they got acquaintances with the pro federal government diaspora, they sympathize the unity of Ethiopia falling off the cliff.

The economic destruction, the damage on the psyche of Ethiopians, particularly in the conflict zone, would take generations to get healed, if at all they can be. If there is any place with people having no income for two years, it can only a fairy tale. War in Tigray defies logic, in stretching human’s capability of coping mechanisms.

Over the two years of the war, the negative propaganda and disinformation took toll on the credibility of the nation’s defense forces, with allegations of all kinds. They were portrayed   as sexual violators, looters, reckless for civilians and property. Prisoners of war were shown on television screens with dehumanizing scales. Slurs after slurs were thrown on these patriotic fighters who were defending the nation that called them to duty.

Never before, Ethiopians were known for making fun of enemy corpses on this scale. Ethiopians used to respect a fallen man, even if he stood with their enemy, until the most heinous war in the northern Ethiopia. The damage on cultural society’s cultural values as a result of war is an unknown phenomenon, except now and in Ethiopia.

Interviews after interviews made were full of not only military bravados, but with vulgar languages, never seen in the Ethiopian polity. Communities were brainwashed as fighters as if war was their cultural game. The magnitude of manufactured hate has no scale. Unlearning the hate in communities would require a divinely intervention.

Beyond war on the ground, the rift between societies has widened on a big scale, with effects that would take generations to repair.  War drums, false allegations, hate speeches have been overly used as a warfare by each side causing a rift like no other.

It would take going from house to house, to know the exact human toll. Assessing the agonies, the traumas, psychological disorders demands a national project of its own, let alone redress it. Estimates put the human lives lost to half a million, putting the Ethiopian fighting as one of the highest human-intensive wars in recent history. The war in Tigray is the only war that has let kill domestic animals and trees, with intent and purpose. In a way, measuring the damages of war would require a new methodology of research.

On the international front, the fight for the sovereignty and non-interference ethos got the least support for Ethiopia. On conventional levels, the Tigray war was seen as ‘violation of massive human right’, perpetration of ‘genocide’, act of ‘sexual violence’, ‘hunger as a weapon of war’. States after states pressured the Ethiopian government as if all of these allegations were verified. The United Nations security council discussed the Ethiopian conflict multiple times, probably more than any other nation in history. If it were not for the nay-sayer nations within the Security Council, the country would have been under severe sanctions or even monitored peace keeping forces.

The West, particularly the US and EU, made statements after statements, with bigotry of disproportionate scale, towards the government of Ethiopia. Ethiopia, once an anchor state, was listed as a rogue state not to qualify for any aid, as a result of which development funds dwindled with chocking effect.

The titanic projects on defamation and disinformation of the law enforcement in Ethiopia reverberated on a big scale, with delisting of Ethiopia from the US Africa’s Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA). The myopia on the side of TPLF supporters had no limits. On some instances, the pressure was high on banning Ethiopian coffee not to be consumed at Starbucks, or not to travel on the Ethiopian Airlines.

As the war got intensified and progressed by the TPLF, foreign states urged their citizens to leave the nation, and close their offices.  NGOs, international organizations, and expats were rushed out of Ethiopia for fear of the ferocious war, while Ethiopian living abroad flocked to their nation.

The Tigray conflict and its scar will remain for a foreseeable future when it comes to Ethiopia’s role in international relations. This is a reminiscent of Ethiopia’s appeal on the League of Nation that fell on the deaf ears.

Today, the conflict has remarkably, regrouped the allegiance of states towards Ethiopia. On the one hand, it showcased that there are nations that have stood with Ethiopia during the formidable challenge, that deserve a gratitude by the people of Ethiopia.

On the contrary, the conflict has rocked relations with several nations that have incessantly pressured to undermine   to Ethiopia’s cause, some going far to the point of freezing all economic activity with the nation. Several other states just shrugged off Ethiopia’s right of keeping law and order, just like any other nation.

Hopes on The Pretoria Acord 

A sigh of relief came on the day of November 2, 2022, after a ten-day labor in delivery room in Pretoria, midwifed by the African Union mediators. The peace accord signed between the government of Ethiopia and TPLF iterates in the preamble that its primary goal was to silence the guns that have been unleashing fire for two years. It sets the goal of ending the most heinous war in its entirety, immediately and in the long term.

One thing that came out clear and loud is the need for disarming the TPLF, in the spirit of the Constitution of the land. This underlines the fact that resorting to arms by any regional state group is outlawed.

While agreeing to end the war is one big step, sticking to the articles of the agreement is another. There is no doubt that some splinters will be encountered from both sides. How steadfast the two sides remain to enforce the peace accord determines the outcome. Without doubt, healing the wounds of the war will take several millions of people, active agents, states, conflict entrepreneurs, and many more. Time and intensity of effort play their role too.

Gasping Out of the Precipice 

If anyone pretends that coming out of this abyss is easy, it can only be an infantile way of seeing the conflict. Signing an agreement is only signaling to come back to civilian and civilized way of ending the conflict. For one thing, the accord doesn’t have any enforcing mechanism except for incentives of ending it. For another, involvement of more actors than visible,  and difficulty in measurement on the actual progress would make implementation dubious. For the peace accord to come to fruition, many rivers have to be crossed.

First and foremost, all parties to the conflict need to come to a deep remorse and reflection on the entire process. Everyone involved need to embark on the regret mode, so that the society collectively sharpens decision-making skills, elevate its performance on the range of tasks, and strengthen its sense of meaning and connectedness. If only everyone feels the regrets of losing half a million lives, can one make sense of this titanic human cost.

Both sides, need to do the prerogatives of conflict resolution and peace building on a grand scale. Apart from execution the peace deal to-do list, parallel conflict resolution methods need to engage the indigenous knowledge, using elders and religious leaders. Engagement of civil societies can play a huge role. Visitations of the war damages from other regions and comforting of victims can heal wounds. Several confidence building measures should be crafted on a grand scale.

On the domestic front, regions that were dragged into the conflict, mainly the Amhara and Afar regions need to be on board on the process of peace-making efforts. Clearly, addressing the border disputes and resolving deeply inflicted pains on adjacent areas with Tigray deserve the time they demand. All efforts need to galvanize on the creation of a lasting peace between these societies.

On the international front, the art of diplomacy will be tested on how the Ethiopian government deals with Eritrea, and Sudan, who directly or indirectly got involved in the conflict. Engagement of nations that have stood on whichever side of the equation, will need to be focused on case-by-case levels, with earnest dialogue to bring back the country on world stage. Ethiopia’s foreign relations need to have a paradigm shift, to say the least.

As guns were silenced, silencing of negative propaganda, and hate speech on both mainstream and social media are quintessential. The damage done on the social fabric via the media is disproportionate, having fueled hate, exclusion, and revenge on each other.

There is no doubt that the conflict has involved several nonstate actors, both internally and externally. The success of the peace accord depends on how much we disengage these nonstate actors from inciting further animosity. It would require a monumental task to deal with the international media outlets, so called human right activists, analysts, reporters, and crises monitoring organizations, who have all mixed up agenda on peace in Ethiopia.

Demobilizing various groups of the diaspora from furthering the hate, suspicion and rift is an important step for the peace dividend to take place. Clearly, the Ethiopian diaspora stand polarized on the conflict, in its entirety or the way forward, demanding a persistent and evidence-based engagement with the majority who wish to see peace for the nation.

Last but not the least, is taking stock of the local political and destabilizing forces, to avert the undermining of the peace accord. Peace building and reconciliation can succeed if the weak links of instability are dealt with decisively.

In the longer term, a lasting peace can be achieved in Ethiopia with a disarmament and demobilization not only of the Tigray forces, but also other regions in a transparent manner. Coming to the constitutional order demands that no region can have a defense force, other than the federal state. Enforcing this basic tenet of the Constitution is tantamount to believing the power of dialogue and negotiation as the only way of resolving potential conflicts.

As history has brought Ethiopia to the brink of collapse culminated on its most senseless war, the near collapse was averted from happening, albeit late. Taking the nation out of this quagmire requires active engagement of its well-wishers and disengagement of the evil-wishers. The peace accord signed in Pretoria brings much more light than shadow on the future of the conflict. Those who got involved in the conflict, have a giant responsibility of reversing a fight that has immersed in the psyche of communities.

As reaching an agreement on the wording of the document was strenuous, putting them on the ground is even harder, unless all parties show their commitments. Loopholes, technicalities, and erroneous interpretations can only cost more lives. Only regrets and genuine redress can take us out of the great upheaval.

Unlike hate stockpiling, and its misuse on society, the success of Ethiopia’s current peace effort hinges on how much we debunk the tribal rhetoric and unlearn from the  perils of Ethiopia’s unfortunate war. We all need to realize that the  process of unlearning involves a formidable regret as  a normal, healthy, universal, and integral part of human being.



Source: Dehai Eritrea Online

A Better Chance for Longer, Healthier Lives and Reaching Full Potential

Positive news: Eritrea is taking an important step towards protecting girls in the country from cervical cancer. Specifically, later this month, the Ministry of Health (MoH), in cooperation with local and international development partners, is planning to administer human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to nearly 60,000 girls aged 9 to 15 years living within the Central Region.

As a part of the mass vaccination campaign, the MoH, alongside the Ministry of Education and local administrations, has also been conducting intensive community awareness and sensitization activities in order to help raise public understanding about cervical cancer and the importance of the HPV vaccine, increase uptake, address questions or concerns, and combat stigma, misinformation, or other barriers. The launch of the campaign, which comes after a long period of thorough planning and organization, is to be shortly followed by the formal introduction of the HPV vaccine into the national routine immunization program as a key strategy to prevent mortality and morbidity due to cervical cancer.

In addition to being an encouraging bit of news and extremely positive, the upcoming mass vaccination campaign in Eritrea also offers another demonstration of the country’s firm commitment to health and gender quality.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women globally, with an estimated 604,000 new cases and 342,000 deaths in 2020. The vast majority of cervical cancer around the world – greater than 95 percent – is due to HPV. The most common viral infection of the reproductive tract, HPV is mainly transmitted through sexual contact and most people are infected with it shortly after the onset of sexual activity. As well, cervical cancer is, by far, the most common HPV-related disease. While HPV can cause disease in both females and males, it is gendered; around the world, it is estimated that almost 90 percent of the global HPV vaccine-preventable disease burden falls on females.

Widespread immunization with the HPV vaccine can reduce the impact of cervical cancer and other cancers caused by HPV. Notably, empirical studies of HPV vaccines have shown an almost 100 percent protection against the previously high-risk HPV strains that cause cervical cancer (types 16 and 18) and HPV vaccines have been shown to be a cost-effective intervention in an array of settings and contexts worldwide.

Across the world, the primary target group for HPV vaccination are young or adolescent girls (aged 9 to 15 years). The general consensus is that it is ideal for individuals to receive the vaccine before they have sexual contact and are exposed to HPV (since once someone is infected with HPV, the vaccine might not be as effective). It is worth noting that a considerable amount of research has also shown that receiving the vaccine at a young age is not linked to an earlier initiation of sexual activity.

Although it is regarded as a genuinely global public health challenge that transcends borders, the fact is that approximately 90 percent of all new HPV cases and deaths worldwide in 2020 were in low- and middle-income countries. Moreover, despite the HPV vaccine providing a proven and safe tool to protect women and girls, global coverage rates among girls remain low, especially in the developing world. (At present, only slightly over half of the WHO’s 194 Member States have introduced HPV vaccination.)

In Eritrea, cervical cancer is one of the most frequent cancers found among women in the country (falling behind breast cancer). Accordingly, the introduction of the HPV vaccine will prove to be a significant step toward better protecting the health of girls in the country. Notably, with cancer screening and treatment services in the country still relatively limited, which can result in patients being diagnosed with advanced-stage disease, providing widespread access to vaccination before HPV exposure becomes even more critical and necessary. (However, HPV vaccination does not replace the need for cervical cancer screening.) Importantly, at the same time as it helps to safeguard the health of women and girls in the country, the HPV vaccination can also play a positive role in enhancing socioeconomic development.

Another key dimension relates to health and gender rights. Since achieving independence in 1991, Eritrea has remained firmly committed to advancing gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, and the promotion and protection of their health and human rights. The country’s HPV mass vaccination campaign, and the wider plans to incorporate HPV vaccines into the national routine immunization program, thus serve as just the latest reflection of these longstanding commitments.

Recall that access to health services is a basic human right. Moreover, women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health is also closely interlinked to multiple human rights, and a large number of international and regional rights instruments and bodies (such as the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women) have clearly indicated how women’s right to health includes their sexual and reproductive health. As well, comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information, services, and rights are a cornerstone of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which remains the world’s most progressive blueprint for advancing gender equality worldwide.

It is a sad fact that around the world, and especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, far too many have suffered from HPV, which is easily preventable.

For Eritrea, the upcoming introduction of the HPV vaccine will help to safeguard women and girls’ health and provide them with a better chance of living longer, healthier lives and reaching their full potential.


Source: Ministry of Information Eritrea

Meeting on treatment of intellectual and developmental disability

Meeting focusing on treatment of citizens with intellectual and developmental disability was conducted in Barentu on 4 November.

At the meeting, Let. Col. Eyob Okbaldet, head of Administration and Finance at the National Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disability of Eritrea, explaining on the cause and gravity of intellectual and developmental disability, indicated on the significance of developing the understanding of the public in general and that of foster families in particular on modalities of treatment of disabled citizens.

Let. Col. Eyob went on to say that there are 4 thousand 500 registered with intellectual and developmental disability nationwide and over 770 are found in Gash Barka Region and called on influential members of the society to play due role in transforming the wrong public attitude and belief on the disability.

Indicating that previously citizens with intellectual and developmental disability have been facing enormous challenges due to the limitation of the association and lack of understanding of the public, Mr. Kebedom Asmelash, head of the association branch in Gash Barka Region, said that efforts are being exerted to support the disabled citizens and their caretakers.

Speaking at the occasion, Ambassador Mahmud Ali Hiruy, Governor of Gash Barka Region, said that the disability requires profound knowledge and perseverance and called on Government institutions to play due part in the effort to develop the understanding of the public.


Source: Ministry of Information Eritrea


Casio s’apprête à sortir un troisième modèle signé Rui Hachimura

Le design du cadran et du bracelet est inspiré par la chaîne de montagnes de Tateyama, située dans la préfecture natale de Rui Hachimura au Japon

TOKYO, 7 novembre 2022/PRNewswire/ — Casio Computer Co., Ltd. a annoncé aujourd’hui la sortie du modèle DW-6900RH, dernier ajout en date à sa gamme de montres antichocs G-SHOCK. La DW-6900RH est le troisième modèle signature conçu en collaboration avec le basketteur professionnel Rui Hachimura, qui évolue en NBA.


Hachimura joue pour les Washington Wizards, mais il est également un membre clé de l’équipe nationale japonaise de basket-ball. Casio a signé un accord de partenariat mondial avec Hachimura en novembre 2019 pour le soutenir dans les grands défis qu’il s’apprête à relever.

La nouvelle DW-6900RH est un modèle signature conçu en collaboration avec Hachimura. Cette conception commence avec le modèle antichoc DW-6900, surnommé la « montre à trois yeux » en raison de sa rangée de trois indicateurs sur le cadran, et affiche la chaîne de montagnes de Tateyama à Toyama, la préfecture natale de Rui Hachimura.

Le cadran arbore une carte des contours de la chaîne de montagnes Tateyama, et l’impression bleu clair sur le bracelet blanc représente de majestueux sommets enneigés. Comme pour tous les modèles signatures, RUI HACHIMORA orne le verre de montre et son logo signature « Black Samurai » apparaît sur le fond du boîtier, sur l’écran LCD lorsque le rétroéclairage est allumé, et sur l’emballage spécial. Les tons bleu clair et blancs sont vivifiants et s’inspirent des racines de Rui Hachimura, donnant vie à la fonte des neiges des Alpes japonaises.

Voici ce que Rui Hachimura a déclaré à propos de sa dernière montre signature : « J’ai conçu ce troisième modèle à partir d’une image des montagnes de Tateyama, dans ma ville natale de Toyama, un endroit rempli de bons souvenirs, avec des couleurs vives et une magnifique vue de Tateyama comme motif. J’espère qu’il vous plaira ! »

DW-6900RH / Band printed with graphics of the Tateyama mountain range

Film promotionnel :  https://youtu.be/XQi7ewlqYU0

Pour en savoir plus :  https://www.casio.com/intl/news/2022/1107-dw-6900rh/

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Casio to Release Third G-SHOCK Rui Hachimura Signature Model

Dial and Band Design Inspired by Tateyama Mountain Range in Hachimura’s Home Prefecture of Toyama in Japan

TOKYO, Nov. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today the release of the DW-6900RH, a new addition to the G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches. The DW-6900RH is the third signature model designed in collaboration with professional basketball player Rui Hachimura, who plays in the NBA.


Hachimura not only plays for the Washington Wizards, but is also a key member of the Japanese national basketball team. Casio signed a global partnership agreement with Hachimura in November 2019 to support him as he pursues great things.

The new DW-6900RH is a signature model designed in collaboration with Hachimura. This design begins with the shock-resistant DW-6900, nicknamed the “three-eyed watch” because of the row of three indicators on the dial, and highlights the Tateyama mountain range in Hachimura’s home prefecture of Toyama.

The dial is printed with a contour map of the Tateyama mountain range, while the light-blue printing on the white band represents majestic snow-capped peaks. As befits a signature model, RUI HACHIMURA adorns the watch glass and his signature “Black Samurai” logo features on the case back, the LCD when the backlight is on, and the special packaging. The invigorating light blue and white color scheme draws on Hachimura’s roots, bringing to life the melting snow of the Japanese Alps.

Hachimura had this to say about his latest signature timepiece, “I designed this third model based on the image of the Tateyama Mountains in my hometown of Toyama, a place that holds fond memories for me, with the bright colors and the great view of Tateyama as a motif. I hope you all enjoy it!”

DW-6900RH / Band printed with graphics of the Tateyama mountain range

Promotion Movie: https://youtu.be/XQi7ewlqYU0

More information: https://www.casio.com/intl/news/2022/1107-dw-6900rh/

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