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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fish stock in northeastern Cambodia to be sustainably managed by local people

On 11 June, 2010 Mondulkiri province's Fisheries Administration Cantonment officially transferred management rights of the Sen Kangha Community Fishery to local Indigenous people living along the Srepok river in Koh Myeul Leu and Koh Myeul Krom villages of Koh Nhek district. Representatives from both parties signed a three-year long agreement aiming at sustainable management and use of local fishery resource.

With support from WWF, the signing ceremony was organized by the Fisheries Administration Cantonment at their office in Sen Monorom town and was attended by 60 participants from the Provincial Governor's Office, Fisheries Administration, Sen Kangha Community Fishery, WWF and many other local authorities.

His Excellency Chan Yieun, Governor of Mondulkiri, who presided over the ceremony, encouraged effective implementation of the agreement and urged all members of the Sen Kangha Community Fishery to sustainably manage and conserve fish stocks for long term benefit.

"I would like to ask all relevant authorites, especially the Fisheries Administration Cantonment, to cooperate with and provide support to the Sen Kangha Community Fishery in effectively implementing the Fisheries Law, National Strategy on Fisheries Management and other fishery-related regulations," the Governor said as he was delivering the opening speech at the event.

Rapid population growth and illegal fishing practices have led to over-fishing and falling fish yields. Due to the high dependency on fisheries for local livelihoods and food security, the Forestry Administration in collaboration with WWF, have been supporting the establishment of the Sen Kangha Community Fishery since 2007.

"With decreased fish yields observed over the past years due to illegal fishing activities, local communities are worried about potential disappearance of some fish species," said Mr Moul Phath, WWF’s Provincial Conservation Planning Specialist.

The community fishery provides an opportunity for people in Koh Myeul Leu and Koh Myeul Krom villages to conserve fish resources for their long term benefit.

In his speech, the Governor also highlighted that many of Mondulkiri's important zones of natural fish stocks, especially in Koh Nhek district, could, if managed sustainably, supply enough fish to meet the provincial consumption, as well as support other people living at the border of Ratanakiri province.
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International Festival of Art & Ideas calendar for June 16

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ART & IDEAS

Tickets for all performances with admission price may be purchased online at www.artidea.org/tickets, at the Shubert Theater Box Office (247 College Street, New Haven) or by phone at 203-562-5666 or 888-736-2663. For a complete listing of events, visit www.artidea.org.

June 16

Noon-8 p.m., “Susurrus” (every 30 minutes, noon to 6 p.m.) Playwright David Leddy’s “Susurrus” is part radio play, part avant-garde sonic art, part stroll in the park reflecting themes of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and includes music from Benjamin Britten’s opera. Audience listens to “Susurrus” through an iPod while following charted path through Edgerton Park, starting at Sarah T. Crosby Conservatory, Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff St., New Haven, $30, sturdy shoes encouraged.

Noon, New Haven Ballet Performing “Sei por Quattro” by Artistic Director Noble Barker to music of Nino Rota and “River of Diversion,” inspired by the Quinnipiac River, Elm Street Stage, free.

Noon, Walking Tour: Ingalls Rink: Newly Restored Famous Yale Whale Wes Kavanagh, senior design associate, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, and Wayne Dean, senior associate director of Athletics, lead a tour of Eero Saarinen’s masterpiece (all ages), space limited, reserve at 888-ART-IDEA, meet at Sachem Street entrance to rink, free.

12:20 p.m., Walking Tour: From Drips to Dots: Selections from the Collection of Richard Brown Baker With Jennifer Farrell, the Florence B. Selden assistant curator, Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs (teens and adults), meet at Yale University Art Gallery, free.

1:45 p.m., Nicki Mathis’ Afrikan Amerikan Jazz Reflects her ties to Africa as well as Mexico and Brazil, Elm Street Stage, free.

5:30 p.m., Ideas: Rebuilding Culture in Iraq & Cambodia - From Crisis to Recovery Joseph Roach, Sterling Professor of Theater and English Director , Yale University, U.S. Marine Colonel Matthew Bogdanos, who led investigation into and recovery of artifacts from the looting of the Iraq Museum, moderated by Helen Ibbitson Jessup, specialist in the art and architecture of Southeast Asia and Cambodia,,founder of Friends of Khmer Culture Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., free, reservations recommended: www.artidea.org.

5:30-7:30 p.m., Bike Tour - Eye on New Haven: A Photographic Tour Bring your camera and join an experienced local photographer on ride to some of New Haven’s most picturesque places, several stops to shoot, all riders (10 miles), meet at Festival Info Booth, Church and Elm streets, free.

6:30 p.m., Thomas Bergeron Quintet Trumpeter presents impressionist interpretations of Claude Debussy piano preludes with his jazz quintet, Elm Street Stage, free.

7 p.m., Book Signing, Matthew Bogdanos, author of “Thieves of Baghdad: One Marine’s Passion to Recover the World’s Greatest Stolen Treasures,” proceeds from books donated to the Iraq Museum, Atticus Bookstore/Cafe, Chapel Street, free.

8 p.m., Courtyard Concerts: Joyce Moreno One of Brazil’s most influential artists, Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter and guitarist combines samba rhythms and jazz harmonies with intelligent lyrics, Yale Law School Courtyard, 127 Wall St., $30 general admission, must be reserved.

8 p.m., “Khmeropédies I & II” French-Cambodian choreographer Emmanuèle Phuon’s collision of classical Khmer court dance with contemporary Western movement techniques, Frederick Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St., $25; call to reserve.

8 p.m., “Moby Dick” Conor Lovett in his one-man performance of his adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel, accompanied by original music by Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh, $15-$40, Long Wharf Theatre, Mainstage, 222 Sargent Drive, all seats reserved.

Tickets for all performances with admission price may be purchased online at www.artidea.org/tickets, at the Shubert Theater Box Office (247 College St., New Haven) or by phone at 203-562-5666 or 888-736-2663. Visit www.artidea.org.
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Check out these itineraries on Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is offering adventurous passengers two opportunities in 2011 and 2012 to experience one of travel’s most grand voyages: The World Cruise.

Encompassing multiple continents and dozens of the globe’s treasured places, these fascinating itineraries will give travelers the unique opportunity to experience the world along with Princess’ style and service.

Let’s let the company explain its offerings:

The intimate Pacific Princess will sail on a 107-day journey from Ft. Lauderdale to Venice, departing January 13, 2012, offering the line’s popular small-ship cruising experience. For an Australian-style world cruise, Dawn Princess will sail roundtrip from Sydney on May 25, 2011.

Travelers on these voyages will be able to experience UNESCO World Heritage Sites – such as Fiordland National Park in New Zealand, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, and historic Cairo. It also is possible to travel beyond the ports in some locations with overland excursions to such must-see destinations as the Great Wall of China and Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

Pacific Princess will also introduce three new ports for Princess – Santa Marta, Colombia; Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica; and Manama, Bahrain.

Pacific Princess – 107 days – January 13, 2012:

This Ft. Lauderdale to Venice itinerary will visit 38 destinations in 28 countries, including the mighty Panama Canal, the idyllic South Pacific, plus the “down under” experience of Australia and New Zealand.

Passengers will explore a variety of vibrant Asian cities such as Toyko, experience the bustle of India and Egypt’s legendary monuments, and see some unique European ports, such as Dubrovink, before finally arriving in Venice.

Three new ports debut on this voyage: Santa Marta, the oldest city in Colombia, is the site of the last days of Simon Bolivar, the liberator for whom Bolivia is named. From this port, passengers can visit a number of historical sites, including the oldest church in Spanish America, or can enjoy Tayrona National Park for ecological tours and time at the beach. Puerto Quepos offers an off-the-beaten-path experience in Costa Rica, near the ecotourism destination of Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio. Manama, the main port for Bahrain, a small island country in the Persian Gulf, is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fort of Bahrain or Qal’at al-Bahrain (the Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun) plus other numerous archeological sites.

Pacific Princess passengers will also have the opportunity to experience a variety of other UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These remarkable places that make up the planet’s cultural and natural heritage include Fiordland National Park in New Zealand, Sydney Opera House, the Great Blue Mountains near Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef (from Cairns), the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, the historic center of Macau (from Hong Kong), the Taj Mahal (from Mumbai), ancient Petra (from Aqaba), historic Cairo (from Alexandria) and the old city of Dubrovnik. Passengers may also take in UNESCO sites such as the Great Wall of China and Cambodia’s Angkor Wat with several overland adventures available during the voyage.

The full itinerary for the Pacific Princess world cruise adventure starts in Fort Lauderdale, followed by calls in Aruba and new port of Santa Marta (Colombia), before transiting the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal. The ship then heads up the coast to new port of Puerto Quepos (Costa Rica), and San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua), to San Diego.

Passengers will then enjoy crossing the Pacific with visits to Honolulu, Kauai (Nawiliwili), Pago Pago, Tonga (Nuku’Alofa), and then Auckland, and Fiordland National Park in New Zealand.

In Australia, the ship visits Burnie, Tasmania and spends two days in Sydney, plus visits Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef. Heading for Asia, the ship calls at Guam, then Tokyo, Hiroshima, Busan, Shanghai, and two days in Hong Kong. Next is Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Singapore and Phuket. In India, passengers will experience Chennai and Mumbai (for a full-day tour to the Taj Mahal), then the ship reaches Bahrain for the new port of Manama, followed by an overnight call in Dubai. Then it’s on to Salalah, Safaga (for Luxor/Karnak), Alexandria (for Cairo/Giza), and a transit of the Suez Canal. Once in the Mediterranean, the ship calls at Dubrovnik and Koper (for the capital of Slovenia, Lubljana), and then finally on to the final port of Venice.

Sailing roundtrip from Sydney, this world cruise features an Australian flavor. Dawn Princess will call at 43 intriguing ports on six continents and will introduce some new destinations not seen on her previous global voyages, including Costa Rica, Morocco, Jordan, Israel, Scotland and Norway. Popular destinations such as Singapore, Dubai, the Mediterranean, the Panama Canal and the Hawaiian Islands are also included.

The full cruise itinerary will take passengers from Sydney to Darwin, then across the Equator to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang), and Langkawi, Malaysia. Then the ship sails to India with calls at Cochin, and Mumbai (for the Taj Mahal).

The cruise continues to Abu Dhabi, Dubai (overnight), Muscat (Mina Qaboos), and Aqaba in Jordan (for Petra). Dawn Princess will then sail through the Suez Canal to reach Port Said (for Cairo/Giza), followed by Jerusalem (Ashdod). Then it’s on to the Mediterranean with visits to Mykonos, and Istanbul, with a cruise by ANZAC Cove. The classic ports of Athens (Piraeus), Naples (for Capri & Pompeii), Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Monte Carlo, and Barcelona come up next, followed by Casablanca (for Rabat), Lisbon, Paris/Normandy (Le Havre), and then on to London (Dover). Northern Europe ports include Amsterdam and Bergen, Norway as the ship then sails to Britain and Ireland with calls at Edinburgh/Glasgow (Greenock), Dublin, and Cork (Cobh – for Blarney Castle).

Dawn Princess next crosses the Atlantic with a stop in Bermuda on the way to Ft. Lauderdale. Passengers will then visit Cartagena and transit the spectacular Panama Canal. Sailing up the Pacific Coast, the ship reaches Costa Rica (Puntarenas), Acapulco, Manzanillo, and then Los Angeles. Passengers will then enjoy sailing across the Pacific to Honolulu, Tahiti (Papeete), Bora Bora, and Apia (Western Samoa), as the ship heads for home with a final call in Auckland before reaching Sydney once again.

World cruises can also be booked in segments, ranging from 15 to 32 days. Full cruise fares begin at $21,995 per person and segment fares start at $2,495, based on double occupancy. The Pacific Princess sailing opens for sale June 17, 2010, the Dawn Princess world cruise is currently available for booking.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company’s website at www.princess.com.

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About Princess Cruises:

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess offers its passengers the opportunity to escape to the top destinations around the globe, ranging in length from seven to 107 days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:CCL; NYSE:CUK).
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