World Wildlife Day

About

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to proclaim the 3rd of March as UN World Wildlife Day.

The day came about to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.

World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2016 under the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands.” African and Asian elephants will be a main focus of the Day under the theme “The future of elephants is in our hands”.

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Threats to wildlife

There is a constant threat to all wildlife whether that be from: pollution, poaching, trafficking, environmental changes, hunting or habitat destruction.

Poaching has become a massive problem for endangered species and we have recently seen the unfortunate and unnecessary extinction of the West African Black Rhino.

The world is dealing with an unprecedented spike in illegal wildlife trade, threatening to overturn decades of conservation gains.

Much like illegal drugs, animal parts such as tusks, horns and vital organs are trafficked internationally. A lot of the time, the reason behind poaching is because it is believed that certain body parts of animals are essential for creating “experimental” medicines. Trafficking of these animal parts usually occurs in the more valuable and rare species such as Leatherback Sea Turtles, Saolas, Leopards and Rhinos.

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While we are seeing positive progress to tackle illicit wildlife trafficking, more needs to be done by all of us. On this World Wildlife Day, we hope to see even more commitments coming from countries and citizens around the world.

Get involved

If you’re wondering how to get involved and help raise awareness this World Wildlife Day then here are a few ways:

  1. Voice your opinions on social media using the hashtags #WorldWildlifeDay #InOurHands and #WWD2016.
  2. Take a trip out to your local zoo, wildlife centre or national park.
  3. Get talking about world wildlife in schools, universities and places of work.
  4. Support local conservation projects.
  5. Produce your own promotional material for World Wildlife Day

For further information visit their website here.

“The Future of Wildlife is in our Hands”

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T20 Cricket World Cup

Venues

This year’s 2016 ICC World Twenty20 will be held in India from the 8th of March until the 3rd of April.

It will be hosted in 7 different Indian cities across the country: Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Nagpur, Mohali and Dharamshala; with the first match being played in Nagpur on the 8th of March and the final being played at the Eden Gardens of Kolkata.

Teams

For those of you follow cricket you probably already know how it works, but in short, 16 teams enter the competition. There are two rounds with two groups each consisting of four teams:

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Teams then battle through the groups to advance to the knock-out stages where they then progress to semi-finals and the finals.

Viewing

As it is not being broadcast on national television in the UK, you may be wondering how can you watch the World Cup. Australians can watch on Fox Sports, UK and New Zealanders can view the matches on Sky Sports  and Americans can watch on ESPN. In India, Start Sports will be showing all the games featured in this event or you could tune in to DD National who will only be broadcasting India’s games.

Alternatively you can stream live on www.starsports.com

India

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Delhi Motor Show 2016

The Auto Expo

This bi-annual event is the second largest of its kind. It will showcase some of the latest and greatest in the automotive industry, with big names such as Honda, Ford, Nissan, Renault, Jaguar Land Rover, Jeep, Mercedes and many more attending. You can expect to see brand new cars launched, concept cars unveiled and futuristic motor tech shown off!

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What’s happening this week

This week plays host to the Delhi Auto Expo which has been split in to two events: The Auto Expo (components) and The Auto Expo (motor show).

The motor show will be located in Greater Noida, Delhi NCR and will last for 4 days (5th – 9th of February) whereas the components part of the show will be held in New Delhi and will run from the 4th to the 7th of February.

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Previous years

The event has been running for over 30 years and was originally created in 1985 where it lasted for 9 days.

Since day 1 the Auto Expo has been held at ‘Pragiti Maidan’ which is an exhibition centre that has around 72,000 metres of space. It is also Delhi’s largest exhibition centre!

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A large part of the show is the concept cars (and bikes) that are revealed. There are some truly crazy concepts on show – here is a selection from past years:

Cars

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Bikes

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Visa Requirements

The event organisers state that:

Citizens of all countries require a valid national passport / travel document with a valid visa to visit India. These may be obtained from the Indian Mission / Consular Office in the country of their residence.

If you are thinking of travelling to India there are two types of visa available to UK passport holders:

e-Tourist Visa (eTV). This is for tourists staying in India for up to 30 days click here for further information.

Full Indian Visa. If you are ineligible for an eTV or are planning to stay for over 30 days you will require a full Indian visa. You can click here to apply.

“Nothing beats a good drive.”

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Gordon Ramsay’s International Influence

Gordon Ramsay, the world renowned ‘shouty chef’ and holder of 7 Michelin stars, is well known both in the UK and America for his TV shows such as ‘Hell’s Kitchen‘, ‘Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares‘ and ‘Hotel Hell‘ but he has also totted up a total of  28 different restaurants across 3 continents! If you’re planning a holiday and need a few ideas of places to eat then be sure to check these out:

Europe / Asia / North America


 

Europe

Italy

Castel Monastero – Located in the city of Siena, Tuscany. The restaurant can be found inside the grounds of an 11th-century monastery which over looks the vast landscapes of the Italian country side.

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Forte Village –  Situated on the island of Sardinia. This is a place where the coastal views and white sandy beaches really captivate the atmosphere of the island.

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France

Au Trianon – Versailles, France. This is also restaurant to the Au Trianon Palace hotel. Another luxurious hotel that offers indulgent features such as a spa, gym and indoor pool.

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La Veranda – Also located in Versailles, France, La Veranda overlooks the Château de Versailles and combines stylish monochrome restaurant interiors with a relaxed brasserie ambience.

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Le Pressoir D’Argent – Bordeaux is quoted as “a masterpiece of the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux. An ageless landmark of excellence reflecting the talent of its chef”.

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Asia

Qatar

Gordon Ramsay Doha – Good, hearty authentic dishes. This restaurant has won many accolades and awards for the food and service they provide including best romantic restaurant 2014.

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Opal by Gordon Ramsay – West Bay, Doha. Food is served in a relaxed and social dining environment. It also overlooks the stunning turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.

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Hong Kong

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar – Lan Kwai Fong. The restaurant offers an extensive selection of wine and cocktails alongside a seasonal menu filled with quality dishes.

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London House – East Tsim Sha Tsui. It features an outdoor terrace with two levels of dining and views over the beautiful Victoria Harbour.

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Singapore

Bread Street Kitchen – Marina Bay Sands. A warehouse-designed restaurant and bar serving a British European menu with fresh seasonal produce.

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North America

USA

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Las Vegas – Classic English pub style food with an assortment drinks on tap located in the famous Ceasars palace.

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Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Atlantic City – British-themed venue with grand styling offers classic pub grub & craft beers.

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BURGR – Las Vegas. Serving traditional gourmet burgers, fries, milkshakes and more.

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Gordon Ramsay Steak – Las Vegas. Known for “exceptional fine dining”  With dishes including caviar, Fried Blue Point oysters and Hudson Valley foie gras.

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*New* Fish & Chip Shop in Vegas – Summer 2016 Gordon is set to open his 4th establishment in Las Vegas. His very own fish and chip shop. Guests will be able to view the chefs in action in the kitchen as they prepare the made to order dishes.
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Wanting to book a table?

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“I don’t cook for the guide, I cook for the customer”

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New Shanghai Disneyland

Record Breaker

Since its official open in June 16 2016, Disneyland Shanghai has been crowned worlds biggest Disney theme park ever!

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Entertainment

The resort features five entertainment districts, which are: Adventure Isle, Fantasyland, Gardens of Imagination, Tomorrowland and Treasure Cove. Each district has its own set of rides and roller-coasters ranging from big drops and thrill rides to scary  and dark themed rides!

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Accommodation

The resort has two hotels for residents staying there. The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, which has 420 rooms, 3 restaurants, 1 lounge, 1 indoor pool and optional rooms with garden, theme park or lake views. As well as this, there is a Toy Story themed hotel that has approximately 800 rooms with 2 restaurants!

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Relaxation

If you’re looking for somewhere to relax within the madness of the theme park then The Wishing Star Park is where to go!

Enjoy a tranquil escape to the banks of a glimmering body of water where rest, relaxation and activities for the entire family await your arrival.

This would be the perfect place to chill out and unwind.

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Attractions

Along with the entertainment districts, hotels, gardens, restaurants and attractions there is also Disneytown that hold a whole host of different shops and stalls as well as meet and greets with some of the most famous and iconic Disney characters. There are movie themed restaurants, street bands, gardens and even circus attractions like the carousel. There is a huge amount of activities and attractions that won’t leave you disappointed!

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Getting There

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