North Sumatra gears up to welcome Dutch royals at Lake Toba

first_imgAccording to Fitriyus, the royal couple’s first stop will be Singgolom Hill in Lintong Ni Huta village. There, the king and queen will take pictures of the lake. After that, they will move on to Siambat Dalan hamlet, a traditional Batak village and then to the DEL Technology Institute in the district of Laguboti.After they finish their trip around Toba regency, the royal couple will visit Ecovillage Silima Lombu at Onan Runggu, Samosir Island. They will then take a rest at a hotel in Parapat, where they will give a press statement to reporters, before moving on to Kualanamu International Airport to return to the Netherlands. After arriving on Monday evening, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were hosted by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at Bogor Palace in West Java on Tuesday. Their itinerary includes stops in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan and Lake Toba in North Sumatra. (dpk)Topics : “It is an honor to receive a visit from the King and Queen of the Netherlands. We will greet our honorary guests at Lake Toba,” North Sumatra Governor Edy Rahmayadi said on Monday. He also invited the public to greet the royal couple with a warm welcome by maintaining a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere as well as by keeping the region clean.”Surely this visit can bring renown to North Sumatra, particularly Lake Toba,” Edy said. North Sumatra administration official M. Fitriyus said King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were scheduled to visit Lake Toba from 10:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. The North Sumatra provincial administration is gearing up for the visit of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima to Lake Toba on Friday.The royal couple is scheduled to spend eight hours to visit several tourist sites around the lake.last_img read more

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Ghana to host maiden edition of Africa Women’s Sports Summit

first_imgGhana’s capital, Accra, will hold the inaugural Africa Women’s Sports Summit on May 15.The summit, which is a brainchild of International Sports Journalist Juliet Bawuah, will bring together over sixty participants for a day’s session with some of Africas leading and respected women sports journalists as well as notable names in media, corporate and sports landscape who have shattered the glass ceiling in the areas they operate.The event will be held under the theme: “Take Your Place”, which will highlight and trigger conversations about empowering young female sports journalists and upcoming talents to lead and impact their communities. The maiden edition will focus on Sports Journalism and the window of opportunities available to women. It is open to aspiring and established women sports Journalists, who will learn from and interact with speakers from across Africa.The Pan-African event will take stock of the gains made so far by African women in sports, and offer a clear path to fill the gaps while taking leadership roles for the future.Commenting on the upcoming event, Juliet Bawuah, Founder of the Africa Women’s Sports Summit expressed her excitement, saying: “There has never been a better time to organize this event than now, and we are thrilled about the opportunities that exist. Juliet Bawuah, Founder of the Africa Women’s Sports“This year, we are not only asking people especially women to take their place; we are exposing them to prospects that hitherto, they saw as impossible to reach.”She added, “We have carefully selected our speakers so that participants will get to benefit from a rich pool of knowledge. Our speakers which feature some of the big names in Ghana, South Africa and Uganda are enthused to share the skills and expertise they have acquired over the years and also be part of creating an environment where more women will be at the forefront of an ever-changing sports ecosystem.”The 2019 AWSportsSummit is supported by Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel, Dr. Bates Solutions and Stimuluz. Registration for this year’s event is free.  Founded in 2018, the Africa Women’s Sports Summit is an initiative of Sports Journalist, Juliet Bawuah. The event seeks to present a platform for mentorship, and greater female inclusion in the African sports ecosystem while working towards creating conditions that go a long way to help the African woman in sports attain career goals.Follow AW Sports Summit social media pages for more updates Instagram: @awsportssummit, Twitter: @AWSportsSummit, Facebook: @AWSportsSummitlast_img read more

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