Friday, March 27, 2015

Utafiti: Asilimia 40 ya wanawake Zanzibar wanaishi maisha duni


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Mke wa Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar Mama Asha Suleiman Iddi (aliyefunikwa mwamvuli) akiwasili kwenye sherehe ya siku ya wanawake duniani iliyoandaliwa na Zanzibalicious Women Group na kufanyika ndani ya ukumbi wa Salama, Bwawani Hotel mwishoni mwa wiki.

Na Mwandishi wetu, Zanzibar
UTAFITI uliofanywa  na taasisi ya wanawake nchini Zanzibar ya Zanzibalicious Women  umeonyesha kuwa asilimia 40 ya wanawake Zanzibar, wanaishi katika mazingira duni ya umasikini kwa kutojitambua na kukosa elimu ya uelewa jinsi ya kukabiliana na mazingira waliyomo.

Akisoma risala siku ya wanawake  mbele ya mgeni rasmi  mke wa rais wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi, Mama Mwanamwema Shein , katika siku ya wanawake hafla iliyofanyika hoteli ya Bwawani, Mweka hazina wa Zanzibalicious Women Group, Shekha Hilal alisema hali hiyo ni changamoto kubwa na sasa kunatafutwa namna ya kumfikia mwanamke huyu ambaye ameshagota katika jamii yetu.

“Mama Shein asilimia hii ni kubwa saana, na sisi kama wanawake ambao tayari tumejaaliwa elimu na tunajitambua, ikiwa ni pamoja na tayari tumepiga hatua kimaendeleo katika nyanja mbalimbali, tumeguswa  sana  sana  na suala hili.” Alisema Shekha.
Zanzibalicious ni umoja wa wanawake wanaoishi Zanzibar, ulioanzishwa mwaka 2011, na kusajiliwa rasmi mwaka 2013, ikiambatana na uzinduzi uliofanyika tarehe 28 Machi 2014.
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Mke wa Rais wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi, Mama Mwanamwema Shein akiwasili kwenye sherehe ya siku ya Wanawake duniani iliyoandaliwa na Zanzibalicous Women Group mwishoni mwa wiki katika ukumbi wa Salama, Bwawani Hotel.

Mweka hazina huyo alisema kwamba wanajiuliza maswali mengi kama mwanamke huyo  elimu ya kujikwamua  imemfikia au kama kuna jitihada zozote za  kumfikishia elimu hiyo.

“Je  hili ni jukumu la serikali peke yake? Au sisi tunatakiwa tujumuike na serikali? mheshimiwa  mgeni rasmi tumeona ya kwamba  tuungane pamoja  na serikali katika kutekeleza suala hili.” Alisema Shekha akielezea nia ya taasisi hiyo ya kuondoa umaskini miongoni mwa wanawake nchini Zanzibar.

Alisema taasisi yao inajipanga kutoa elimu za aina mbili ili awali kumuwezesha  kujikimu kupitia ujasiriamali, kwa kumpatia  elimu kwa  vitendo, kwa mfano:-ushonaji, ufugaji na utengenezaji wa bidhaa mbali mbali na pili kumtoa katika hali ya upweke ili  elimu atakayopata imfikishe kwenye mifuko mbali mbali  pamoja na mfuko wa Rais Dk. Ali Mohammed Shein.

Alisema katika program hiyo wanatarajia baada ya miaka 2  wanawake 100 watakuwa wanajitegemea wenyewe  na kuwa  mabalozi katika kuelimisha wanawake wengine zaidi.
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Mke wa Rais wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi, Mama Mwanamwema Shein akisoma hotuba wakati wa sherehe ya siku ya wanawake duniani iliyoandaliwa na Zanzibalicous Women Group na kufanyika ndani ukumbi wa Salama, Bwawani hoteli mwishoni mwa wiki. Kushoto ni Mke wa Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar Mama Asha Suleiman Iddi akifuatiwa na Mwenyekiti mstaafu wa Zanzibalicious Women Group, Bi. Ummukulthum Ansel.
“Na kama kila mwanamke akiweza kuelimisha wanawake  katika kaya yake ,baada ya miaka kadhaa, Zanzibar itakuwa na wanawake walioweza kujikomboa katika dimbwi hili la kuishi maisha duni.” Alisema.

Akizungumzia mafanikio ya asasi hiyo alisema kwamba  imefanikiwa kutoa elimu na kuwawezesha kina mama kuunda vikundi vidogo vidogo vya maendeleo kwa kuanzisha miradi mbalimbali, kwa mfano kina mama wa Chaani na Matemwe.

Aidha imetoa misaada ya hali na mali kwa waathirika wa madawa ya kulevya ikiwa ni moja ya kumkwamua mwanamke na kutoa misaada mbali mbali kwa wanawake wasiojiweza ikiwemo hospital kuu ya Mnazi mmoja na kina mama wajane.

Alisema pamoja na mafanikio hayo bado wanawake wanakabiliwa na changamoto za ndoa za utotoni, uzazi salama, ukatili wa kijinsia,mfumo dume, ubaguzi na mimba za utotoni.

Mhe.Mgeni rasmi, Umoja huu umekuwa  ukiendesha shughuli  zote tokea mwaka 2011 kwa kutegemea michango yetu sisi  binafsi.
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Baadhi ya wakinama waliohudhuria sherehe hiyo wakionekana kufurahishwa na hotuba ya Mke wa Rais wa Zanzibar (hayupo pichani).
Changamoto hii imesababisha kutokutimiza kwa malengo yetu kwa muda tulioupanga kutokana na kukosa fedha za kutosheleza utekelezaji wa malengo hayo.

Akijibu risala hiyo Mke wa Rais wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi, Mama Mwanamwema Shein, ameikumbusha jamii kuunganisha nguvu zao kuwakomboa wanawake kujiendeleza kimaisha na kujiongezea kipato.

Alisema hatua hiyo itaongeza kasi ya kuimarisha ustawi wa familia na jamii hususan wanawake wanaoishi vijijini ambao wanakabiliwa na changamoto zaidi.

Alisema sherehe ya siku ya wanawake duniani inakuwa na maana zaidi kama juhudi zitafanyika  kuangalia changamoto na kujipanga kuzifanyia kazi.
 “Rai yangu ni kuwa tuwazingatie zaidi akina mama wanaoishi vijijini na wenye mahitaji maalum kutokana na kukosa fursa kama hizo za  kuwaendeleza kimaisha”, alisisitiza.
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Mweka hazina wa Zanzibalicious Women Group, Bi. Shekha Hilal akisoma risala kwa mgeni rasmi Mke wa Rais wa Zanzibar (hayupo pichani) Kulia ni Mwenyekiti wa Zanzibalicous Women Group, Bi. Evelyne Wilson.

Aidha, aliongeza kuwa wanawake ni jeshi kubwa ambalo likiandaliwa vyema linaweza kushinda katika mapambano yanayokusudiwa huku akisisitza mshikamano ili kufikia malengo yanayowekwa.
Akizungumzia ujumbe wa sherehe hizo ambao ni kuhamasisha hatua mathubuti kumwendeleza na kumtambua mwanamke, alitoa rai kwa wanawake kushirikiana na serikali katika kampeni za kupambana na madhila wanayokabiliana nayo ikiwa ni pamoja na ukatili wa watoto na wanawake.

Kuhusu uzoefu wake katika maisha na malezi ya watoto, alisema amebahatika kupata watoto 11 ambao amewalea katika mazingira mbalimbali ikiwa ni kwenda na kurudi kazini na kuwa pekee huku mumewe akiwa safarini kikazi.

Aidha, aliwataka wanawake kuwa wastahamilivu katika malezi ya watoto hasa watoto Njiti ambao huzaliwa kabla ya kufikisha muda.

Hata hivyo aliwaonya wanawake wanaojali kujiremba na kuwa sahau watoto na kukumbusha kwa ‘watoto  ni wageni’ kwamba wanahitaji matunzo na ukarimu mkubwa kutoka kwa wazazi wao.
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Mke wa Rais wa Zanzibar Mama Mwanamwema Shein, akizindua Mfuko wa Zanzibalicious Women Group kwa kuchangia shilingi milioni tano, wakati wa maadhimisho ya sherehe ya wanawake duniani visiwani Zanzibar yaliyoandaliwa na Zanzibalicious Women Group na kufanyika katika ukumbi wa Salama uliopo Bwawani Hotel Zanzibar. Kulia ni Mwenyekiti wa Zanzibalicious Women Group, Bi Evelyne Wilson Baruti.
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Mweka hazina wa Zanzibalicious Women Group, Shekha Hilal akinakili majina ya watu waliokuwa wakichangia kwenye harambe ya mfuko wa Zanzibalicous Women Group uliozinduliwa rasmi na Mke wa Rais wa Zanzibar Mama Mwanamwema Shein (hayupo pichani).
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Mbunifu nguli wa mavazi Mama wa mitindo, Asia Idarous akinadi moja ya nguo alizotengeneza  kwa ajili ya kuchangia mfuko wa Zanzibalicious Women Group.
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Mke wa Naibu Waziri wa Afya serikali ya Mapinduzi Zanzibar, Bi. Zakhia Kombo akitangaza dau la kununua nguo hiyo iliyokuwa ikinadiwa kwenye harambe ya mfuko wa ZWG iliyozinduliwa na Mama Mwanamwema Shein.
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Meza kuu kwenye picha ya pamoja na Zanzibalicous Women Group.
Unaweza kutembelea mtandao wao na kuona shughuli mbalimbali walizozifanya hapa http://www.zanzibalicious.org/
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Mudy Matumla, Mchina kupambana Usiku huu Diamond Jubilee Jijini Dar es Salaam

Bondia Wang Xin Hua kutoka China (kushoto)  wakitunishiana misuli na Mohamed Matumla baada ya kupima uzito Dar es salaam jana kwa ajili ya mpambano wao leo usiku katika ukumbi wa Diamond jubilee. (Picha zote na SUPER D BOXING NEWS)
Bondia Wang Xin Hua kutoka China 'kushoto'  wakitazamana kwa usongo  na Mohamed Matumla baada ya kupima uzito Dar es salaam jana kwa ajili ya mpambano wao leo katika ukumbi wa Diamond jubilee katikati ni Jay Msangi Promota wa mpambano uho Picha na SUPER D BOXING NEWS
Promota wa mchezo wa masumbwi nchini Jay Msangi 'Jiwe Gumu' katikati akiwainuwa mikono juu mabondia Mfaume Mfaume kushoto na Cosmas Cheka baada ya kupima uzito jana kwa ajili ya mpambano wao wa leo.
Promota wa mchezo wa masumbwi nchini Jay Msangi 'Jiwe Gumu' katikati akiwainuwa mikono juu mabondia Bondia Wang Xin Hua kutoka China 'kushoto'  na Mohamedi Matumla baada ya kupima uzito jana kwa ajili ya mpambano wao wa leo. 
Mabondia Japhert Kaseba Kushoto akitunishiana misuli na Mada Maugo baada ya kupima uzito kwa ajili ya mpambano wao wa leo Ijumaa katika ukumbi wa Diamond Jubilee Picha na SUPER D BOXING NEWS

Huku maandalizi ya Tamasha la Pasaka yakiwa yamekamilika kwa asilimia kubwa

*Malope, Mahlangu kutua Dar Aprili 4
Mkurugenzi wa Msama Promotions, Alex Msama akifafanua jambo kwa waandishi wa habari jana, wakati alipokuwa akielezea kuhusu kukamilika kwa maandalizi ya Tamasha la Pasaka, litakalozinduliwa Aprili 5, mwaka huu, Uwanja wa Taifa jijini Dar es Salaam. Kulia ni Mjumbe wa Kamati ya Maandalizi ya tamasha hilo, Jimmy Charles. (Picha na Kassim Mbarouk-www.bayana.blogspot.com)

Mwandishi Wetu
WAIMBAJI  wa kimataifa wa nyimbo za Injili, Rebecca Malope na Solly Mahlangu wanatarajiwa kuwasili Dar es Salaam Aprili 4, mwaka huu wakitokea Afrika Kusini tayari kwa kutumbuiza katika maadhimisho ya miaka 15 ya Tamasha la Pasaka.

Kwa mujibu wa taarifa ya Mkurugenzi wa Msama Promotions, Alex Msama ambaye ni Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya maandalizi ya tamasha hilo, maandalizi yamekamilika kwa kiasi kikubwa na kuwataka mashabiki wa muziki wa Injili kujitokeza kwa wingi kuwapa hamasa waimbaji watakaokuwepo na kupata ujumbe wa neno la Mungu.

Msama alisema mwimbaji mwingine raia wa Afrika Kusini, Solly Mahulangu naye pia anatarajia kuwasili Jumamosi akitokea Afrika Kusini na kundi lake ambalo litatoa burudani kwa wakazi wa Dar es Salaam.
"Tamasha la mwaka huu lina mambo mengi ambayo yataendana na miaka 15 ya tamasha hilo kubwa hapa Tanzania kwa sababu linashirikisha waimbaji wa Kimataifa na viongozi wakubwa serikalini ambao hufikisha ujumbe wa serikali na neno la Mungu pia," alisema Msama.

Msama alisema mwimbaji Mtanzania anyeishi Kenya, Faustine Munishi anatarajia kuwasili Aprili 3 kwa lengo la kufikisha ujumbe wa Neno la Mungu  kupitia waimbaji na viongozi wa dini watakaojitokeza uwanja wa Taifa jijini Dar es Salaam.

Tamasha hilo litazinduliwa Aprili 5 mwaka huu, kwenye Uwanja wa Taifa Dar es Salaam.

Tanzania yachaguliwa kuwa Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya Mawaziri wa Fedha, Uchumi na Mipango ya nchi wanachama wa Umoja wa Afrika (AU) na Kamisheni ya Uchumi ya Afrika (ECA)

Viongozi wakiwa kwenye meza kuu katika kikao cha Kamati ya watalaam wa Fedha, Uchumi na Mipango kinachoendelea Mjini Addis Ababa –Ethiopia
Na Idara ya Habari, Maelezo
TANZANIA imechaguliwa kuwa Mwenyekiti wa kamati ya Watalaam wa Fedha, Uchumi na Mipango kwa nchi wanachama wa Umoja wa Afrika (AU) na Kamisheni ya Uchumi ya Afrika (ECA) kwa kipindi cha mwaka mmoja.

Uchaguzi huo ulifanyika baada ya ufunguzi wa kikao cha Kamati ya watalaam wa Fedha, Uchumi na Mipango ambacho kinaendelea Mjini Addis Ababa –Ethiopia. Kabla ya uteuzi huo nafasi hiyo ya Mwenyekiti ilikuwa inashikiliwa na Nigeria.

Ukanda wa nchi za Mashariki mwa Afrika ulipewa nafasi ya kuwa mwenyekiti na wajumbe wa nchi kutoka ukanda huo kwa pamoja waliichagua  wajumbe hao waliipa Tanzania heshima hiyo. Nchi zilizoipigia kura Tanzania kuwa Mwenyekiti  ni Ethiopia, Eritrea, Madagascar, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda,Sudan Kusini, Djibout, Somalia, Msumbiji, Comoro, Mauritius na Seychelles.

Pamoja na Tanzania kuwa Mwenyekiti wa Mkutano huo, pia Misri ilichaguliwa kuwa Makamu wa kwanza wa Mwenyekiti ikiwakilisha nchi za Kaskazini mwa Afrika,Gabon kuwa Makamu wa pili wa Mwenyekiti ikiwakilisha nchi za Afrika ya kati,Afrika ya Kusini Makamu wa tatu wa Mwenyekiti ikiwakilisha nchi za Kusini mwa Afrika na Guinea ilichaguliwa kuwa Katibu ikiwakilisha nchi za Afrika Magharibi.

Zuwena, Msusi aliyejishindia shilingi milioni 10

*Akabidhiwa kitita chake Tabata Segerea 
Milionea kupitia Promosheni ya Jaymillions inayoendeshwa na Vodacom Tanzania, Ibrahim Ibrahim (kushoto) akimkabidhi hundi yenye thamani ya shilingi Milioni 10/- Zuwena Rajabu (kulia), aliyeibuka mshindi wa kitita hicho kupitia Promosheni hiyo wiki hii. Anayeshuhudia katikati ni Meneja Uhusiano wa Vodacom Tanzania, Matina Nkurlu. Hafla hiyo ilifanyika Tabata Segerea  jijini Dar es Salaam, Ili  mteja kujua kama  ameshinda anatakiwa kutuma neno JAY au AUTO kwenda namba 15544.
Mshindi wa  Promosheni ya Jaymillions inayoendeshwa na Vodacom Tanzania, Zuwena Rajabu (kulia), akisoma hundi yake yenye thamani ya shilingi Milioni 10/- wakati wa hafla fupi ya kukabidhiwa hundi hiyo na Milionea mwenzake Ibrahim M. Ibrahim (kushoto) na Meneja Uhusiano wa kampuni hiyo Matina Nkurlu(katikati).Hafla hiyo ilifanyika Tabata Segerea  jijini Dar es Salaam. Ili mteja kujua kama ameshinda anatakiwa kutuma neno JAY au AUTO kwenda namba 15544.
Milionea kupitia Promosheni ya Jaymillions inayoendeshwa na Vodacom Tanzania, Ibrahim Ibrahim (kushoto) na Meneja wa kampuni hiyo Matina Nkurlu (katikati) wakimpongeza Mshindi wa  Promosheni ya Jaymillions, Zuwena Rajabu baada ya kumkabidhi hundi yake yenye  thamani ya kitita cha shilingi Milioni 10/- alizojishindia kupitia promosheni hiyo. Hafla ya makabidhiano hayo ilifanyika Tabata Segerea  jijini Dar es Salaam. Ili mteja kujua kama ameshinda anatakiwa kutuma neno JAY au AUTO kwenda namba 15544.
Zuwena Rajabu ambaye ni Mshindi  kupitia  Promosheni ya Jaymillions inayoendeshwa na Vodacom Tanzania, akiongea na waandishi wa habari baada ya kukabidhiwa  hundi yake yenye thamani ya shilingi Milioni 10/- wakati wa hafla fupi iliyofanyika Tabata Segerea  jijini Dar es Salaam ya kukabidhiwa hundi hiyo na Milionea mwenzake Ibrahim M. Ibrahim na Meneja Uhusiano wa kampuni hiyo Matina Nkurlu (hawapo pichani). Ili mteja kujua kama ameshinda anatakiwa kutuma neno JAY au AUTO kwenda namba 15544.
Meneja Uhusiano wa Vodacom Tanzania, Matina Nkurlu (katikati), akimsomea hundi yake Zuwena Rajabu (kulia) wakati wa hafla fupi ya kumkabidhi hundi hiyo yenye thamani ya kitita cha shilingi milioni 10/- alizojishindia kupitia promosheni ya JayMillions inayoendeshwa na kampuni hiyo hivi karibuni. Anayeshuhudia kushoto ni Milionea kupitia Promosheni hiyo Ibrahim M. Ibrahim. Hafla hiyo ilifanyika Tabata Segerea jijini Dar es Salaam. Ili mteja kujua kama ameshinda anatakiwa kutuma neno JAY au AUTO kwenda namba 15544.

Na Mwandishi wetu
BINTI msusi anayefanya kazi ya ususi na mkazi wa Tabata Segerea Zuwena Rajabu (22) leo amekabidhiwa kitita cha shilingi milioni 10/-alizojishindia kupitia promosheni ya Jaymillions inayoendeshwa ka Vodacom Tanzania.
Zuwena alikabidhiwa fedha zake na milionea mwenzake aliyemtangulia Ibrahim M. Ibrahim,Ambaye ni mwanafunzi wa Chuo Kikuu cha St.Joseph yeye alikabidhiwa kitita chake cha milioni 10 wiki iliyopita.Makabidhiaano hayo yalifanyika katika saluni anapofanyia kazi Zuwena iliyopo Tabata Segerea mbele ya wafanyakazi wenzake na waandishi wa habari.

Akiongea muda mfupi baada ya kupokea fedha zake za ushindi,Zuwena alisema anamshukuru Mwenyezi Mungu amemuona na ameweza kusikia maombi yake ya kupata mtaji wa kuanzisha saluni yake ya kike ya kisasa na duka la kuuza Vipodozi imetimia.
“Naishukuru sana Vodacom Tanzania wamefanya ndoto yangu ya kuwa mfanyabiashara mkubwa kutimia na huu ni uthibitisho kuwa   promosheni ya Jaymillions imelenga kuwakomboa wanyonge kutoka hali ya chini na kuwapandisha kwenda hali ya juu”.Alisema Zuwena kwa furaha.

Promosheni ya Jaymillions iliyoanza katikati ya mwei Januari mwaka huu ambayo itadumu kwa muda wa siku 100 imeleta faraja na itaendelea kuleta faraja na mafanikio kwa wateja wa kampuni hiyo kwa kuweza kujinasua katika hali duni ya maisha na maisha kuwa murua na hadi kufikia sasa amekwishapatikana mshindi mmoja wa milioni 100/-,washindi wanne wa milioni 10/-na washindi 38 wa milioni 1/-.
Mshindi wa milioni 100/-ni Uwezo Madengenya kutoka wilayani Kilolo mkoani Iringa.Washindi wa milioni 10/-mbali na Zuena aliyekabidhiwa kitita chake leo ni Hyness Petro  Kanumba kutoka Rukwa,James Mangu (Mwanza), na Deborah Stanley ambaye naye ni anafanya kazi ya ususi na mkazi wa Kimara kwa Komba jijini Dar es Salaam.

Meneja Uhusiano wa Vodacom Tanzania Matina Nkurlu,akiongea katika hafla hiyo alimpongeza mshindi huyo na kusema kwamba fedha hizo zimeenda kwa mshindi sahihi kwani mshindi huyu ana malengo mazuri ya matumizi ya fedha zake kwa kujiendeleza kibiashara.

Pia aliwahimiza wateja wote kuchangamkia promosheni  ya Jaymillions katika kipindi hiki ambacho inakaribia kufika mwishoni ili wajishindie kwa kuhakikisha wanatuma neno JAY kwenda namba 15544ili kutopoteza bahati zao za kushinda.Aliitaja njia nyingine ya kushinda kuwa ni kutuma neno AUTO kwenda namba 15544 iwapo simu haina fedha ambapo mteja akiweka fedha anakatwa shilingi 300/-tu.

Emirates Announces a New Daily Service to Orlando

*Airline’s tenth US passenger route to commence from 1st September 2015

Emirates Boeing 777-200LR 
DUBAI, U.A.E, 2March 2015 
EMIRATES, a global connector of people, places and economies has announced it is commencing a daily service to Orlando, Florida from 1st September 2015. The route will be served by a US-built Boeing 777-200LR with eight First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats.
Emirates flight EK 219 will depart Dubai International Terminal 3 (IATA code: DXB) at 03:50 hours local time and arrive at Orlando International Airport (IATA code: MCO) Terminal B at 11.40 hours local time, a flying time of 15hrs50mins. The return flight, EK 220 will depart Orlando International at 14:20 hours and arrive into Dubai at 12:30 the following day, a 14hr10min flight.
US visitors continue to visit Dubai - Emirates’ home and hub - in their thousands. In 2014 over 500,000 US citizens stayed in Dubai[1] to conduct business and explore the emirate’s array of leisure opportunities. Emirates’ flight, the first direct service from Florida to Dubai, will connect well with many of the airline’s services to and from the Middle East, South Asia, the Far East and Africa, giving passengers from those regions seamless connectivity to the “Sunshine State” as Florida is known.
Orlando is famous for its world-class theme parks, family entertainment and year round sunshine which bring in over 59 million visitors each year. It also has a strong business base with thriving industries in Advanced Technology, Film and Digital Media production, Aerospace and Life Sciences.
Emirates customers can also connect seamlessly onto many destinations in the US, the Caribbean and South America through the airline’s codeshare partner JetBlue’s regional hub in Orlando, which serves 24 cities including San Juan in Puerto Rico; Bogota, Colombia and Nassau, The Bahamas.
“Orlando is one of the world’s premier leisure and conference destinations, a dynamic business centre and a destination which Emirates has long wished to serve”, said Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates. As a growing region, we believe that our service will facilitate further growth for both Orlando as well as central Florida by connecting the city with our global network of 145 destinations across 80 countries; and give customers from Orlando the choice of flying Emirates whilst experiencing our award-winning inflight product and service.”
"Orlando International Airport has always been an engine for economic growth and job creation in Central Florida," said City of Orlando Mayor, Buddy Dyer. "Today's great news that Emirates will fly non-stop Orlando to Dubai will boost our local economy with new jobs and continue to further Orlando as a premier global travel destination."
"All too frequently, aviation news is dominated by announcements of fewer options, less comfort and shrinking value. By contrast, this pro-growth development demonstrates that international airlines can spur American jobs by providing supply where there is previously unmet demand," said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. "America sorely needs this kind of infusion of air service and customer service, not to mention the quality, unexportable jobs that are generated by increased travel."
"JetBlue is delighted to see our codeshare partner Emirates expand into Orlando, one of our largest and most important markets," said Scott Laurence, JetBlue's senior vice president of airline planning. "This is not only great news for Central Florida travelers but also for visitors from around the globe who will gain new travel options to the Caribbean and Latin America when connecting on JetBlue through Orlando International Airport."
“Florida is on a mission to become the global leader in job creation and we are excited about the new Emirates non-stop flight between Orlando and Dubai. We welcomed more than 97 million visitors to our state last year and every 85 tourists creates another Florida job. We know our tourism industry helps grow our economy and that is why we are investing $145 million at the Orlando International Airport to expand the South Terminal Complex so we can continue to increase domestic and international air service – like the new Emirates flight,” said Governor of Florida, Rick Scott.
"Emirates addition of daily service between Dubai and Orlando is great news for the Sunshine State and will help to establish Florida as the No.1 travel destination in the world," said J. William Seccombe, President & CEO, Visit Florida.
Orlando will be the tenth US passenger destination Emirates serves, following on from Boston which launched on 10th March and Chicago on 5th August 2014. The airline has been serving the US for over 10 years, gradually expanding services on a commercial basis to serve the consistently high demand for its flights. In 2014, Emirates’ average load factors on its US routes were over 80%, offering single-carrier connections to over 50 global destinations not currently served by any US airline. Last year Emirates carried over 2.3million passengers and 106,000 tons of cargo to and from the US.
Customers on board an Emirates Boeing 777-200LR can experience a wide range of products and services during their flight. All passengers can enjoy over 2,000 free channels of films, TV shows, music, games and podcasts through ice, the airline’s multi-award winning in-flight entertainment system, regionally inspired gourmet cuisine and Emirates’ renowned inflight service from the airline’s multi-national cabin crew from over 120 countries. First Class passengers will have a private suite which converts into a two metre (6ft7in) bed and dining on demand; Business Class passengers can relax in their lie-flat bed; whilst Economy Class passengers will enjoy a choice of menus including complimentary beverages.
Parents flying with children are well looked by Emirates with access to free strollers at Dubai International Airport, a choice of children’s toys, specially prepared children’s meals and dedicated children’s channels on board to keep our younger passengers entertained.
For more information about Emirates and to book tickets, please visitwww.emirates.com

Brazil yaichapa Ufaransa 3 - 1

Timu ya Taifa ya Brazil
Brazili jana aliikimbiza mchamchaka Ufaransa baada ya kuichabanga magoli matatu kwa moja.
Haikuwasaidia Ufaransa kuanza kuona lango la Brazil katika dakika ya 21 kwa goli lililofungwa na Raphael Varane kwani ni kama waliichokoza kundi la nyuki kwani goli hilo lilirudishwa na Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior katika dakika ya 40, na hatimaye kushindiliwa magoli mengine mawili kupitia kwa Neymar da Silva Santos, Júnior, na Luiz Gustavo na hivyo hadi mechi hiyo inamalizika Brazil 3 Ufaransa 1.
Katika mechi nyingine za kimataifa za kirafiki zilizochezwa hapo jana, Bahrain iligeuzuwa chapati na Colombia pale waliposhindiliwa magoli 6 kwa mtungi huku Iran ikiwapa darasa Chile kwa kuichabanga magoli mawili kwa nunge.
Leo kutakuwa na mechi moja ya kimataifa ya kirafiki ambapo Canada watairibisha Guatemala