Gallery: Mein Schiff 5 Floated Out, Ready for Final Touches

first_imgzoom Finland-based Meyer Turku Shipyard floated out on Friday 15 January, the first ship being contracted and built totally under the ownership of the Meyer family, the Mein Schiff 5.Mein Schiff 5 is a sister ship of Mein Schiff 4, which was handed over to its owner TUI Cruises last spring.Acording to Meyer Turku, building of Mein Schiff 5 has advanced as planned and on schedule. The float-out and transfer of the vessel from the dry dock to the outfitting pier marks a shift from the construction phase of the ship hull to the outfitting phase.Ferdinand Strohmeyer, Vice President Operations of TUI Cruises and Jan Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku, were among the people participating in the opening of the dry dock valves.“Step by step the good work of our team is coming together and the ship starts to look like a ship. Mein Schiff 4, the sister ship is well received by its guest – yet we cannot stand still and are implementing multiple improvements, big and small, on Mein Schiff 5 to further improve the guest experience. I’m confident that, once again, we will be able to deliver TUI Cruises a wonderful new cruise ship on time,” said Jan Meyer.When completed, the technically highly advanced Mein Schiff 5 will be 295 metres long and 36 metres wide.Special attention in its design and construction was paid to energy efficiency. The cruise ship will have 1,267 cabins, of which approximately 90 per cent will be outer cabins and 82 per cent will have their own balcony. The ship will accommodate about 1,000 crew members.Mein Schiff 5 is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2016.last_img read more

UN to host major review of global response to AIDS

The 2006 High Level Meeting on AIDS due to take place from 31 May to 2 June will also include a person living with HIV who will address the General Assembly, delegates close to the process said.Other speakers include the President of the General Assembly, Jan Eliasson, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Dr. Peter Piot, and Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who will present a report on progress achieved in realizing the targets agreed by UN Member States in the historic Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, adopted in 2001 at the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS. The meeting will also identify common challenges to scaling-up and sustaining national AIDS responses. Delegates will consider recommendations on how to intensify HIV prevention, treatment, care and support with the aim of coming as close as possible to the goal of universal access to treatment by 2010 for all those who need it.Nearly 800 civil society groups have been granted special accreditation to the meeting, an unprecedented number for such a gathering, and many more are expected to attend as part of organizations already accredited to the UN or as part of national delegations, the officials said. A hearing will be held to provide an opportunity for civil society to exchange views with Member States. The meeting will also feature a series of panel discussions as well as roundtables on a range of critical topics, including financing a scaled-up AIDS response and overcoming stigma and discrimination. Building on these discussions, a political declaration will be adopted at the close of the meeting on 2 June. Officials said today that agreement is close on the key points, though language on financial assistance has yet to be approved.An Evening of Remembrance and Hope: Uniting the World Against AIDS will take place 1 June in the General Assembly Hall. The event will remember the 25 years of AIDS and the heroes who have shaped the AIDS response. In addition to UN officials, the event will see the participation of numerous celebrities, including Noerine Kaleeba, Naomi Watts, Iryna Borisheck, Mary Fisher and Whoopi Goldberg. The event will also include performances by Wyclef Jean, Salman Ahmad, the African Children’s Choir and Angelique Kidjo. read more

MVM EHF FINAL4 Larvik and Buducnost for the glory

← Previous Story MVM EHF FINAL4: Four teams – one dream! Next Story → Dragan Adzic before Final: We have to play like against Norway at EURO 2012! Norwegian Larvik HK and Montenegrian ŽRK Buducnost Podgorica will fight for the glory in the MVM EHF FINAL4 final match on Sunday (17 hrs) in Pap Laszlo Arena in Budapest. Saturday’s semi-finals in Hungarian capital didn’t give too much to those fans who wants decision before the buzzer as both finalists showed TOP class performance in beating their rivals.Larvik overplayed Russian team Dinamo Sinara 31:22 (16:13) to get ticket for the chance to win EHF Champions League for the second time. Legendary right wing Koren Riegelhuth used all the chances to punish the rivals with nine goals in total, while Dmitrieva netted seven goals for the Russian girls.Much bigger spectacle was expected in the clash between Balkan rivals, ZRK Budcnost and ZRK Vardar 27:17 (14:9), but on the court handball world has seen powerful squad of Dragan Adzic. Amazing Clara Woltering (14 saves), Cristina Neagu and Radmila Petrovic (both seven goals) made the clear difference between the teams from the very beginning of the match.Pytlick-Kastratovic duo took time-out after 15 minutes to turnover the match (6:3), but Vardar had no chance. Lekic and Penezic (4 goals each) had good moments, but in total, defensive and attacking performance weren’t enough to make serious problem to Adzic girls.BUDUCNOST – VARDAR 27:17 (14:9)BuduCnost: Woltering 14 saves, Mehmedović 3, Neagu 7, Petrović 7 (3), Knežević 4, Bulatović 1, Byzdra 1, Cvijić 3, Despotović 1Vardar: Suslina 8 saves, Lazović 1, Penezić 4, Sokač 3(3), Radičević 2, Dembele 1, Lekić 4, Leynaud 3 saves, Ihnjeva 2RESULTS: 3:1 (7.) 6:3 (14.) 11:7 (23.) 12:9 (28.) 16:12 (35.) 19:14 (46.) 23:14 (49.) 26:16 (54.) read more