Cocktail of the Week: The Cliff House Siren   
By Olivia Cuccaro The Siren 1.5 oz Blue Curacao 2 oz watermelon-infused coconut rum .75 oz blood orange juice .5 oz pineapple juice To create this cocktail of the week, shake the rum, blood orange juice and pineapple together in a shaker tin. Pour blue curacao into a hurricane glass and fill with ice. Strain the rum into hurricane glass […]
          Frank M. Holtslag. Floris suite Hotel & Spa, Curaçao   

Frank M. Holtslag is Curaçao’s ultimate concierge and LGBT resource. In 2011, he came to the Floris Suite Hotel & Spa (Piscadera Bay, Willemstad, Tel: 1-800441-0170. www.florissuitehotel.com) to serve as…

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          Blue Margarita   

Ring in the Mardi Gras celebration this year with a festive blue margarita! The secret ingredient is Blue Curacao liqueur.

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          Empreintes Vegetales Curacao Napkin 58 x 58cm   

Empreintes Vegetales Curacao Napkin 58 x 58cm

Price: £9.80 Special Price: £5.88


          Empreintes Vegetales Curacao Placemat 54 x 38cm   

Empreintes Vegetales Curacao Placemat 54 x 38cm

Price: £9.80 Special Price: £5.88


          Betboo Para Çekme İşlem Süresi   
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          REBAJAS y precios WOA de Fin de Mes Junio 2017   

Un par de dias para que se acabe la mitad del año, pero dejes que se te escapen estas promociones de fin de mes JUNIO 2017. MUCHAS cosas interesantes que pueden ayudarte. CALIDAD y ESTILO en muebles de lujos FERrrocnetro. Conoces los servicios GRATIS de ferreteria EPA el salvador. Electrodomesticos descuentos en el fin de mes. Gran variedad de celulares en la curacao BOXSALE. omnisport LINEA blanca LG ofertas de tiempo limitado. Se va junion con 20 off en electro mabe. SIMAN rebajas de fin de mes JUNIO 2017 hasta 40 OFF. Tiendas RAF cuatro dias de precios WOA fin

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          Vliegvakantie Curacao 19/06 tot 28/06/2017, klantnummer 1210142, Dossiernr.227106147   

Geachten, Ik heb mijn dochter en haar man een huwelijksreis cadeau gedaan, in het Floris Suite Hotel op Curacao met Tui. Ze zijn vol plezier en geluk ginder aangekomen, en gelijk met open mond staan staren op de accomodatie, die er op de originele foto\'s in de reisbrochures-boek zeer veel mooier en nieuwer uitziet dan in werkelijkheid. Zij hebben de reisleiding erover aangesproken, en ook het noodnummer van Tui in Nederland gebeld, waar ze vriendelijk contact mee hadden, maar uiteindelijk is er niets gebeurt om hen bijvoorbeeld een mooiere kamer te geven , of iets extra. De excursies die aangeboden werden, waren allesbehalve goed: Voorbeeld - de boot naar klein-Curacao is midden op zee in panne gevallen, waardoor ze zelf een heel stuk moesten zwemmen om er te geraken - de verhuurfirma\'s die aangeboden werden door de reisleiding waren verschrikkelijk duur en gaven geen service, waardoor ik , als moeder vanuit België aan minder dan de helft van de prijs via Tui een auto heb gehuurd -een kayaktoer werd aangeboden, was eigelijk verplicht met begeleiding, maar toen mijn dochter en haar man daar kwamen, was er geen begeleiding te verkrijgen Bovenal was er een privé strandje aan het hotel, en daar moesten de ligzetels apart betaald worden...(stond niks van vermeld) Het ontbijt was niet in buffetvorm, maar elke dag hetzelfde bord met eieren, toast.... niets variatie, en als ze iets anders wilden eten, moesten ze bijbetalen... Het zwembad was gevaarlijk om in te zwemmen, en waren een groot aantal mozaïeksteentjes die ontbraken, en zelfs gaten in de bodem, waardoor gevaar voor voetblessures, of verstuikingen... Het ergste van alles was, dat alle gezellige items , zoals kussens, ligzetels enz... in erbarmellijke staat waren en vol schimmels, er lag zelfs een kat op de gewassen handdoeken aan het zwembad. Alles was oud en onverzorgd en vuil...zelfs de toiletrol op de kamer was beschimmeld, dus zeker niet pas klaargelegd toen het fris getrouwde koppel arriveerde. Het douchegordijn was gewoon geel van ouderdom en de douche was beschimmeld. Bij vertrek in de luchthaven terug naar Schiphol, kwam de steward zeer vriendelijk naar hen toe met de woorden:\"jullie zijn het bruidspaar zeker? Maar jullie zijn de enigen die als koppel niet naast mekaar mogen zitten op het vliegtuig\" !!! Ik vind dit allemaal zeer spijtig voor hen... Ik kan zo nog wel een tijdje doorgaan, en zou het zeer op prijs stellen als we een vergoeding of een tegemoetkoming of eventueel een deftige tegoed-bon ter compensatie zouden kunnen krijgen. Met vriendelijke groeten Nadine Feremans Hierbij een aantal foto\'s van het kapotte zwembad, beschimmelde kussens, en de accomodatie die totaal anders was dan in de brochures.


          All inclusive zomervakantie Curaçao! // 9 dagen inclusief vluchten, transfer en verblijf o.b.v. all inclusive // slechts 702,-€   

All inclusive zomervakantie Curaçao!! Vandaag heb ik een stuntprijs voor je gevonden, want je boekt al een heerlijke all inclusive vakantie naar dit Caribische eiland voor maar €702, inclusief retourvlucht vanuit Amsterdam, luchthaventransfer en verblijf in het vier sterren resort Kunuka Aqua! Goedkoper wordt het niet! Vakantie Curaçao Een heerlijke vakantie naar het tropische Curaçao, lijkt […]

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          Fourth Of July Cocktails: Get Patriotic With These 20 Red, White & Blue Drinks   

Three cheers for the red, white and blue! It's July 4th, which means it's time for the beach, BBQ and booze! Enjoy yourself with these incredibly festive cocktails that are not only patriotic, but delicious, too! 8 parts BACARD Banana 4.5 parts BACARD Superior 4 parts Coconut cream Whisked 5 parts Orange juice 4 parts Lemon juice 3 parts Simple Syrup 1 1/2 parts SVEDKA Vodka 1 part watermelon schnapps 1/2 part cranberry juice 1/2 part fresh lemon juice 1/2 part simple syrup 1/4 part Blue Curacao Club soda Build in a rocks glass. Add watermelon schnapps, and cranberry juice over ice, then carefully add lemon, simple syrup, and SVEDKA Vodka to create the white layer.


          Curacao Excursion: Visit An Ostrich Farm   

Looking for a unique shore excursion on your next cruise? Check out the Curacao ostrich farm, which provides fun for kids and adults. My kids still talk about this fantastic experience - and here's all you need to know to convince you to book it on your next trip!

The post Curacao Excursion: Visit An Ostrich Farm appeared first on Honest And Truly!.


          eyfullakjallkajukkallajaijijah!   
well. ik ben niet de enige met problemen door de vulkaanuitbarsting. laten we het daar maar op houden.

deze week was interessant maar ik ga niemand vervelen met alle gekke dingen die gebeurt zijn want het zijn er genoeg. ik zal alleen verklappen dat ik bijna mijn exit interview had gemist en dat ik via aruba curacao ben gevlogen om toch uiteindelijk op tijd in Trinidad aan te komen. dat was leuk.

ook heb ik sommige van de leden waar ik veel van houdt al meer dan 5 keer afscheid van genomen en ja, elke keer is lastig en sommige hebben tranen elke keer en dat begint nu een beetje te wennen.

ook ben ik meer dan 1 maal gereden naar het vliegveld en het bleek gewoon leeg te zijn en dat heeft flink veel tijd genomen al.

interessant dus.

ik weet met geheel mijn hart dat er geen toeval is en dat God weet alles. hij kan vooruitzien. afgelopen zondag was Henk in de kerk. hij is een vriend die ik nog ken van het ziekenhuis. hij was daar al 7 maanden omdat hij z'n benen waren geamputeerd door suikerziekte. en afgelopen zondag was hij in de kerk! eindelijk. vorige week was hij uit het ziekenhuis gekomen en hij was zo blij daar te zijn. in het ziekenhuis vertelde hij me dat hij wist dat het geen toeval was dat ik in het ziekenhuis was. hij was zo blij dat ik daar was en hem een Boek van Mormon geleend had en over het evangelie van Jezus Christus had gesproken. dat was mooi. Ik had dan wel een niet al te goede ervaring daar maar het feit dat ik hem kon helpen en dat hij nu naar de kerk begint te gaan is in het grote plaatje toch veel belangrijker!

zo kunnen goede of slechte ervaringen allemaal een grotere bedoeling hebben. De Heer weet het en wij hebben geen idee vaak wat het precies zal gaan doen op de langere termijn.

Zo okay het volgende. 2 maand geleden gingen ze kijken hoe ik zou gaan vliegen naar huis. met hun standaard maatschappij hadden ze berekend dat ik via Miami of New york zou vliegen afgelopen donderdag. ik voelde dat het niet juist was en heb gezorgd dat ze me gewoon direct lieten vliegen naar Nederland met klm. dat was dus de zaak. Als de Heer mij niet geïnspireerd had om dat te doen zou ik nu een probleem hebben gehad, dan zou ik namelijk donderdag zijn gaan vliegen naar de US en daar vast komen te zitten op een van de vliegvelden daar. dat zou niet zo mooi zijn geweest.

De Heer is groot en overziet alles in het grote plaatje. iets dat wij niet kunnen begrijpen met onze logika. Nu zit ik gelukkig en nog mooi in de tropen in Suriname met mijn vrienden en kan ik nog even van mijn zending nagenieten wat een stuk beter is dan zitten op een vliegveld met een heleboel ongelukkige mensen!

Ik weet dat Hij leeft. zo duidelijk is dat te zien in ons leven. er bestaat niet zoiets als geluk hebben. dat betekent dat er toeval of iets bestaat maar dat is niet zo. alleen als we onszelf voor de gek houden kunnen we dat zo noemen. het zijn zegeningen. De Heer zegent ons en helpt ons en zorgt ervoor dat deze zegeningen over ons komen wanneer wij gehoorzaam zijn en open staan voor zijn leiding. ik ben zo dankbaar daarvoor.

Ik vind het droevig om vele van jullie nog niet te zien en alles. ik ben wel bewust ervan dat er vele mensen zijn benadeelt door dit probleem ver boven en veel erger dan dat van mij. laten we bidden dat de mensen versterkt en getroost worden en dat dit probleem en deze beproeving ze zal helpen sterker geloof te hebben in Christus. Laten we bidden dat er een wonder gebeurt indien de Heer dat wilt en dat er eventueel het Zijn wil is er zelfs een grote regenbui alle as naar beneden kan laten komen of zelfs de vulkaan kan laten stoppen. Ik weet dat Hij het kan en wanneer wij bidden alles mogelijk is. Indien het zijn wil is.

Ik weet dat alles gebeurt voor een reden en onze taak is te accepteren en geloof te blijven hebben en vertrouwen dat de Heer alles weet en beter weet wat het beste voor ons is.

Vrees niet. We leven in de laatste dagen en de tijd komt snel dat de Heer terug komt. Wij moeten ons nu druk maken om klaar te zijn en onszelf voor te bereiden door ons af te vragen of we wel genoeg bekeert zijn. ik zal voor mezelf zeker alma 5 nog eens doorlezen om mezelf deze gewetensvragen te stellen.

ik dank al jullie steun en jullie liefde en gebeden.

veel lobi.

e. koenen
          Caribbean Diving: Caribbean Netherlands   

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The Caribbean Netherlands consists of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba - they are often referred to as the BES-islands and enjoy the benefits of being special municipalities of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Since October 2010, the Caribbean islands of Curacao and Sint Maarten became autonomous countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Bonaire and the uninhabited sister island Klein Bonaire are the furthest south in the Caribbean – just 50 miles north of Venezuela. Saba and St. Eustatius are in the northern Leeward Islands, with Saint Maarten lying further to the northeast.

Bonaire and Saba are considered to be scuba diving Meccas, although St. Eustatius and Sint Maarten have good diving too. All of the islands have a good infrastructure for tourism and travel and they are known for being well managed. Cruise ships regularly call at Bonaire and Sint Maarten.

Bonaire is regarded as the “Shore Diving Capital of the Caribbean” and has world-class reefs that are also accessible by boat. Divers who visit Saba will experience dramatic volcanic topography – stunning pinnacles and seamounts characterize this island. St. Eustatius is also a volcanically formed island, and the underwater scenery is reflective of this. Spur and groove reefs and coral-encrusted lava flow canyons are typical of the “Golden Rocks” diving. Sint Maarten sits on a shallower plateau than Saba and St. Eustatius, and the diving is centered on coral-encrusted boulder formations with some pleasant wreck dives.

All of the islands have a great reputation for varying species of marine life – this is probably due to the National Marine Parks that have been established around the islands. Each island has a different point of interest in terms of marine life - large pelagic fish in Saba, critters in Bonaire, sharks in Sint Maarten, and turtles and reef life in St. Eustatius.

Bonaire's Salt Pier Dazzles

The climate throughout this region is tropical and generally stable; average air temperature throughout the islands is 80 °F. Average water temperatures range from 75-85 °F – short or long 3mm wetsuits are generally worn throughout the Caribbean region.

Dive Sites and Marine Life

There are over 60 officially listed dive sites on the leeward coast of Bonaire, and 20 sites around Klein Bonaire – all with amazing corals, sponges and marine life. Visibility averages 80-100ft, and surface conditions are generally calm. The fringing reef starts just 30ft (10m) from shore and generally slopes down to a sandy bottom.

The northern end of the leeward coastline has a dramatically sloping reef and the southern end has a double reef system. Top dive sites to visit are Karpata, La Machaca, the Hilma Hooker Wreck, Vista Blue, and Jerry's Reef. Marine life is healthy and abundant across all of the well-protected dive sites and turtles, eagle rays, eels, frogfish, and seahorses are common to see.

Saba has 30 dramatic dive sites around the island. The volcanic formations teem with diverse marine life and lucky divers will get the chance to see larger pelagic visitors too. The dive sites range from pretty patch reefs, that are suitable for novices, to advanced, deep dives with thrilling blue descents. The pinnacles and seamounts are not to be missed. The dive sites can be categorized into five main areas: The Pinnacles, The Windwardside, Tent Bay, Ladder Bay, and Well's Bay/Torrens Point.

Giant Hard Corals Dominate at the Marine Park

Sint Eustatius has around 36 marked dive sites. There are distinct topographical areas to be seen underwater: In the north, lava blocks, boulder slides, and shallow lava flows (called lava fingers) create interesting formations that are covered by colourful sponges and corals.

Spur and groove lava formations characterize the southern area. These coral reefs are home to a good selection of Caribbean reef fish and creatures. The most interesting being flying gurnards, eels, frogfish, seahorses, spotted drumfish, octopus, various rays, sharks, and turtles.

Sint Maarten has a nice range of dive sites where divers can experience shark diving, wreck diving, and see coral-encrusted boulder formations. Sitting on a shallow plateau, the dive sites average 18 meters (60 feet) and visibility depends on weather conditions – normally averaging 18-25 meters (60-80 feet).

A popular dive is Shark Hotel, named for the amount of sharks that divers encounter at this site. Reef sharks and nurse sharks are common species that divers will see. Turtles, stingrays, eagle rays, and barracuda are some of the other larger inhabitants.

Dive Shops and Travel Logistics

Bonaire's regional and international gateway is called The Flamingo International Airport (BON). Inter-island flights arrive via Aruba or Curacao. There are direct flights from North America and Europe, but not from South America.

The Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) is the major airport on Sint Maarten. Direct flights come from North America. Inter-Caribbean flights operate to many of the other islands, with connections to Saba and Sint Eustatius.

1000 Steps... To Heaven!

All flights to Saba's Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport (SAB) connect through Sint Maarten. Winair operates five flights a day from Sint Maarten to Saba. Winair also runs five flights from Sint Maarten to St. Eustatius on a daily basis. The airport code for Statia is EUX.

There are 20 dive operators on Bonaire, representing all the major recreational diving agencies. Nitrox and trimix are available and guided diving trips, from boat or shore, run daily from each center. Drive 'n' Dive vehicles are available to hire. Buddy Beach & Dive Resort and Divi Dive Bonaire are two good dive centers. Cruise ship guests can pre-book diving excursions with many of the dive centers.

Saba has three dive shops – Saba Deep Dive Center, Saba Divers, and Sea Saba Dive Center. Saba's dive centers have international diving teams, and very good safety records. The instructors are multilingual with the main languages being Dutch, English, German, and Spanish. Nitrox is available.

There are also only three dive operators on Sint Eustatius - Golden Rock Dive Center, Subaqua Dive Center and Dive Statia. Similarly to Saba, they are multi-lingual and offer the full range of certification courses from the major training agencies. Rental equipment and nitrox are offered.

Sint Maarten has seven registered PADI dive operators, including a liveaboard that departs from the island. All of the centers have equipment rental for diving and snorkeling and nitrox. The Caribbean Dive College and Ocean Explorers Dive Center are highly recommended operators in online reviews.

Explorer Ventures Liveaboard also has its base on Sint Maarten - a luxury dive boat, it accommodates 18 passengers and visits the surrounding islands. Many cruise ships visit Sint Maarten and diving can be pre-booked with the dive centers.


Further Reading

Here Be Dragons (or Rockmovers)

State of the Reef: An Introduction

My Best Dive Ever Was With A Snorkel

How to Become a Better Buddy in 8 Easy Steps


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          T&TVF short $175,000 for CAZOVA champs   
Published: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

With T&T Volleyball Federation set to host the Senior Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Championship from Tuesday until next Sunday July 9, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) headed by Dion Hutchinson has admitted to being $175,000 short of meeting its demands.

Hutchinson, also a T&TVF Executive Director was speaking at the Cascadia Hotel & Conference Centre, Cascade, St Ann’s at the launch of the eight-team tournament which comes off at the National Cycling Centre, in Balmain, Couva.

During his brief address, Hutchinson said the T&TVF was 80 percent ready for the event, which is being held in T&T for the second time in three years, with the help of CAZOVA president and former T&TVF boss Mushtaque Mohammed as well as the Ministry of Sports, which have so far assisted with transportation for two teams via two maxi-taxis.

He added, “We have managed to put together 25 percent of the budget which we are very grateful for but we are still out by $175,000 and the tournament is a few days away, and immediately after this launch I will be heading back to the Ministry of Sports to seek their assistance.”

“We have already secured two maxis, but we are still short of money to cover for transport for the six other teams and tournament officials as well as payment for referees, staff members and scorers for the duration of the tournament.

With regards to the tournament itself, Hutchinson said the CAZOVA Championship being staged at Couva will be a big one in itself, and he

hopes the general public come out and show their support to the athletes and mainly the home team.

“Some of our players were recently in Suriname for a tournament which would have no doubt helot to get them match ready and the team is a very balanced one with a lot of experience players and youth at the same time and we at the T&TVF expect the team to do well.”

Mohammed echoed the views of Hutchinson stating being a national of T&T its always pleasing to him for we host these types of events as its normally of a very high standard.

“We at CAZOVA are always ready to assist the LOC’s of the host country in making sure a well run tournament is hosted and we are very confident that this will take place over the next week-and-a-half at Couva.”

Looking ahead to the tournament, Mohammed pointed out that this edition of the CAZOVA Championship is using a new qualification format for the NORCECA Continental Grand Prix as well as the FIVB World Championship.

Defending champions and two-time winners, T&T will come up against 2008 winner Martinique, Curacao and Jamaica in Pool E while former winners, Bahamas and Barbados, debutants Haiti and Suriname are in Pool D.

At the end of the round-robin series, the top two teams from each group will advance straight to the semifinals, while the second and third placed team will meet in cross-over semifinals.

When the competition concludes on July 9, the top two teams overall will qualify to the Third Round of FIVB World Championship qualification while the winner also be crowned champions of CAZOVA.

Both finalists at CAZOVA will also book tickets to the NORCECA Continental where they will join USA, Cuba, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Guatemala, along with two from the Eastern Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (ECVA) in the top-12 qualification process to determine the eventual five qualifiers to the FIVA World Championships.

In addition to T&T, and Martinique, Bahamas (2012), perennial kings and record nine-time winner Barbados (1992-1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006) and Netherlands Antilles (1991) are the other past winners.

The T&T 12-man squad will be led by former France-based Glamorgan-spiker in their quest for a third crown and he will have as his vice-captain, former Finland-based Akim Bushe while the second vice-captain Russell Pena was forced to withdraw from the team earlier this week due to injury and was replaced by Nathaniel Noreiga.

T&T senior men’s volleyball team

Ryan Stewart (captain), Akim Bushe (vice-captain), Mikheil Hoyte, Kameron Donald, Nathaniel Noreiga, Marlon Phillip, Brandon Legall, Adriel Roberts Joshua Mohammed, Daneil Williams, Enrique Harry, Kwesi Daniel.

 

Venue: National Cycling Centre, Balmain, Couva:

July 2 - 9, 2017:

Pool D: Martinique, Suriname, T&T, Curacao

Pool E: Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Bahamas

 

Tournament Schedule

Tuesday

Martinique vs Suriname, 2pm

Jamaica vs Haiti, 4pm

Opening Ceremony, 6pm

Barbados vs Bahamas, 7pm

T&T vs Curacao, 9pm

 

Wednesday

Curacao vs Martinique, 2pm

Bahamas vs Jamaica, 4pm

Barbados vs Haiti, 7pm

T&T vs Suriname, 9pm

 

Thursday

Suriname vs Curacao, 2pm

Bahamas vs Haiti, 4pm

Barbados vs Jamaica, 7pm

T&T vs Martinique, 9pm

 

Friday

Playoffs

Seventh spot: 4D vs 4E, 2pm

Quarterfinal 1: 2E vs 3D, 5pm

Quarterfinal 2: 2D vs 3E, 7pm

 

Saturday

Fifth spot: Loser Quarterfinal 1 vs Loser Quarterfinal 2, 2pm

Semifinal 1: E1 vs Quarterfinal winner 1 or 2, 5pm

Semifinal 2: D1 vs Quarterfinal winner 1 or 2, 7pm

 

Sunday

Third place: Loser Semifinal 1 vs Loser Semifinal 2, 2pm

Final: Winner Semifinal 1 vs Winner Semifinal 2, 4pm

Awards ceremony, 6pm

VOLLEYBAL TALK Diana Espinoza, left, Sean Morrison, the T&T Head Coach, Mushtaque Mohammed President of Cazova, Deon Hutchinson of the T&T Volleyball Federation Jamie Hutchinson and Ryan Stewart, the T&T men's team captain, interact after the Press conference at the Cascadia Hotel St Ann's, yesterday .

          Ini Tips Wirausaha 'Keren' dari Pakar dan Diaspora Indonesia   

Setelah dibuka dengan pidato Presiden ke-44 Amerika Serikat Barack Obama, Kongres Diaspora Indonesia ke-4 yang digelar di Jakarta, Sabtu 1 Juli 2017 juga diisi dengan dialog dan diskusi kediasporaan.

Salah satunya, sesi bertema 'Inovasi Keren Diaspora Indonesia' atau Indonesian Diaspora: A Culture of Innovation yang digelar di Curacao Room, The Hall Kota Kasablanka.

Sejumlah pembicara mengisi acara dialog tersebut, yakni Sehat Sutardja (co-founder Marvell Technology Group), Eliza Sariaatmadja (Direktur Business Development Creative Media KMK Online-BBM Indonesia), Sonita Lontoh (Vice President of Strategic Markets untuk Siemens, Digital Grid).

Juga tampil sebagai pembicara adalah Adamas Belva Syah Devara (co-founder untuk Ruangguru.com), Basuki Priyanto (pemilik 23 paten untuk teknologi komunikasi nirkabel - Sony), dan Achmad Zaky (CEO Bukalapak.com).

Co-Founder of Marvell Technology Group, Sehat Sutardja berfoto bersama Eliza Sariaatmadja usai diskusi dalam 4th Congress of Indonesian Diaspora di Kota Kasablanka, Jakarta, Sabtu (1/7). (Liputan6.com/Johan Tallo)

Mereka membahas strategi terkait enterpreneurship atau kewirausahaan, serta bagaimana mengolah inovasi menjadi sebuah usaha yang mumpuni.

"Ketika berbicara inovasi untuk enterpreneurship, kita harus memiliki pandangan bahwa inovasi itu bertujuan untuk membawa kesejahteraan bagi kehidupan orang banyak," kata Sonita Lontoh.

Eliza Sariaatmadja juga mengamini hal tersebut. "Inovasi untuk enterpreneurship itu niatnya adalah untuk memberikan bantuan untuk masyarakat," kata dia.

Eliza kemudian mengungkapkan alasan di balik keputusan Emtek Group membeli BlackBerry Messenger (BBM).

Selain BBM sudah jelas merupakan produk yang bagus, Emtek juga ingin agar Indonesia memiliki chat platform sendiri. Tak hanya itu, ada misi sosial di balik itu.

"Kami ingin membantu jasa layanan finansial secara merata ke seluruh masyarakat. Memperkecil gap antara si kaya dan si miskin. Chat platform BBM dapat menjadi perantara untuk itu, membantu komunikasi di seluruh pelosok Tanah Air," kata dia.

Meski begitu, para pakar sepakat bahwa mengolah inovasi menjadi peluang kewirausahaan bukanlah hal mudah. Banyak tantangan untuk melakukannya. 

"Buat saya, mengolah inovasi untuk enterpreneur itu urusan kerja keras dan perencanaan matang, kerja keras, dan hasrat serta komitmen tinggi," ujar Adamas Belva.

"Entepreneur itu tak pernah memilih jalan mudah. Harus belajar banyak. Mindset yang ditanamkan adalah untuk membantu masyarakat," jelas Basuki Priyanto.

Para pembicara berpesan agar calon enterpreneur mampu jeli dalam melihat peluang dan sungguh-sungguh dalam memulai usaha bisnis.

"Pintar melihat opportunity, berperspektif pada pemecahan masalah," jelas Achmad Zaki.

Ketika ditanya tentang kunjungan mantan presiden Amerika Serikat Barack Obama ke Jakarta, sejumlah pembicara mengaku hal tersebut adalah sebuah kehormatan.

"Sebagai warga Indonesia, saya merasa terhormat dengan kunjungan Presiden Obama ke Tanah Air sebagai destinasi pertama di Asia setelah turun dari kursi kepresidenannya," ujar Eliza.

 

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          Curacao   
Geo 12.0597 68.8427Curacao with BFF Sara
          Knowing Curacao   
Three years ago my wife my son and I traveled to the Island of curacao it was very fascinating. We visited my wife's aunt who lives there. We met many sites in La Isala We went to kenepa beach this is one of the most popular beaches on the island. Its
          The Firecracker Cocktail   
Some aged tequila, orange curacao, agave nectar, a little hot sauce, and a jalapeno kick make for a delicious summer cocktail to celebrate your independence! May the 4th be with you!
          Pool & Beach Attendant - Hilton Hotels & Resorts - Willemstad Curaçao   
Work Locations : Hilton Curacao John F Kennedy Boulevard z/n Willemstad 2133 A Beach Attendant is responsible for greeting and serving guests in a
Van Hilton - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 02:42:08 GMT - Toon alle vacatures in Willemstad Curaçao
          For sale - Curacao-Neth Antilles 1949 Ojeda issue mh - Auction   

Bayfield 54814, WI, United States
These are mint stamp(s) and have never been hinged . Please look at the scan, ask questions before bidding. Buyer to pay S/H of 1.00 Cents in the us and $1.75 elsewhere on this lot. All additional lots are .25 cents each in us and rest of the world. I will combine lots for up to ...
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          Rugby Town 0 Romulus 2   
Northern Premier League, First Division (South)
Attendance: 157

I hadn’t got my fixtures mixed up and realised that this match wasn’t an FA Cup tie. Further potential confusion was provided by signs going into Rugby promoting the forthcoming  Rugby World Cup which takes place elsewhere although the town is, of course, the home of the sport. Lodging overnight in Warwickshire for work I’d come to see Rugby play football.  The sign for the ground just says ‘Football Ground’ so I wasn’t quite sure until I’d got to the end of it if I had found the correct sport.

Butlin Road is a very large, well appointed ground with a particularly impressive cantilever grandstand (see clip, below, which also includes the first goal). In most respects the set-up wouldn’t look out of place in the League rather than lowly step 4. Are Rugby a sleeping giant (or number eight, at the very least)? The highest level at which they’ve played has been the step 2 Southern League Premier Division in the late 80s and early 90s as VS Rugby when they also reached the proper rounds of the FA Cup on several occasions. The club switched to the Northern Premier League for the first time this season and currently languish towards the bottom one place below tonight’s visitors Romulus (from Sutton Coldfield).

Nicknamed Valley after Valley Sports (the club’s original name and the ‘v’ in VS Rugby), the home side trotted out to the tune of The Skids’ Into the Valley. Later players’ and coaches’ calls echoed around the arena while trains on the West Coast Mainline rumbled past unseen behind the far stand. It’s remarkable and somehow refreshing that such a relatively large crowd – many of them solo, middle-aged blokes, hands stuffed in pockets – turned out on a cold evening when England/Switzerland was on the telly (not much of an attraction, I know) to watch a run-of-the-mill fixture.

Pics extra: It's always a struggle to get decent pics at night with my camera. For daytime pics of Rugby check this recommended blog. To make up for the lack of stills here are pics from the summer courtesy of my brother - of Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, and a pitch in the village of Sint Willibrordus (Williwood to locals) just outside Willemstad on the island of Curacao in the Caribbean.


          Frühbucher – Karibik im September! 9 Tage Curacao im 3*Hotel (100%) inkl. Flügen & Transfer – nur € 599 p.P.   

Am 06. / 10. oder 13. September bringt Euch dieses Schnäppchen von tui.nl in die Karibik. Für nur € 599 pro Person bei 2 Reisenden geht's von Amsterdam nach Willemstad, wo ihr bei Selbstverpflegung im sehr gut bewerteten 3*Hotel The Ritz Studios übernachtet. Der Transfer ist im Reisepreis enthalten.

Bei Holidaycheck erhält es im Schnitt 4,9 von 6 möglichen Sonnen und eine Weiterempfehlungsrate von 100% bei 19 Bewertungen.

Wie immer bei tui.nl gilt auch bei dieser Reise: es sind nur wenige Plätze verfügbar!

So kommt ihr auf den Preis: Auf der Seite von tui.nl auf dem Kartenreiter "Prijzen" manuell unter Vertrekperiode vanaf (Reisezeitraum) den Monat und bei Reisduur (Reisedauer) 9 Tage (dgn) einstellen. Ändert die Anzahl der Personen (Reisgezelschap) ggf. auf 2 volwassenen (Erwachsene). Danach den günstigsten Preis anklicken (€ 599) und im nächsten Schritt wird der Gesamtpreis ggf. inklusive der Buchungsgebühren angezeigt.

  • Reisezeitraum: 06.09. - 13.09.2017 (+1) /10.09. - 17.09.2017 (+1) / 13.09. - 20.09.2017 (+1)
  • Reisedauer: 9 Tage / 7 Übernachtungen
  • Abflughafen: Amsterdam
  • Hotel: 3* The Ritz Studios
  • Fluggesellschaft: TUIfly
  • Verpflegung: selbst, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Restaurants ein unmittelbarer Umgebung
  • Lage: ruhig, zentral, zum St. Tropez Beachclub ca. 500 m
  • Besonderheiten: Hoteltransfer inklusive
  • Preis: € 599 pro Person bei 3 Reisenden

Hier geht's zum Schnäppchen -->

Billige Mietwagen gibt's hier

Nach Amsterdam geht's am günstigsten mit MegabusFlixbus oder schon ab 19 Euro mit dem Europa-Spezial der Bahn

Günstige Flüge von eurem Wunsch-Abflughafen nach Amsterdam findet ihr bei skyscanner.de oder flugladen.de

Ein paar Buchungs-Tipps zu tui.nl -->

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          For sale - Curacao-Neth Antilles 1952 Seaman issue mh - Auction   

Bayfield 54814, WI, United States
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          Comment on Venezuela is not safe for tourists. Can I get a refund on our tickets? by finance_tony   
I believe they time flights to turn around quickly so that crew can overnight in Curacao. I wouldn't want to fly there as crew either.
          Copa da Caribe marca a consagração do caçula Curaçao   

Para você que é metido a boêmio: Curaçao é muito mais que uma bebida. Para quem não sabia disso ou sequer fazia ideia que existia um país com esse nome, a Copa do Caribe, encerrada nesta semana, serviu para mostrar que os habitantes da belíssima ilha também tem lá seus dotes jogando futebol. Ah, você […]

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          ENQUETE OVERHEIDSVENNOOTSCHAPPEN CURACAO   
Kernoverwegingen beschikking Hof van 13 juni 2017 Op 13 juni 2017 heeft het Gemeenschappelijk Hof van Justitie te Curaçao een beschikking gewezen in de enquêteprocedure die door het openbaar ministerie was aangespannen tegen onder andere de overheidsvennootschappen Aqualectra en Refineria de Korsou (RdK). Dit betreft een beschikking in de tweede fase, waarin zowel het OM als Aqualectra een verzoek inzake vaststelling wanbeleid en het treffen van voorzieningen hebben ingediend. Een kort overzicht van de feiten. De zaak draait om de wijze waarop de toenmalige regering van het Land Curaçao (10 oktober 2010 – 29 september 2012) en de door die regering benoemde leden van de RvC van diverse overheidsvennootschappen (in het bijzonder Aqualectra en Refineria di Korsou), met de belangen en met de besturen van die overheidsvennootschappen zijn omgesprongen. Op verzoek van de burgerbeweging Fundashon Akshon Sivil heeft het openbaar ministerie te Curaçao op…
          Pool & Beach Attendant - Hilton Hotels & Resorts - Willemstad Curaçao   
Work Locations : Hilton Curacao John F Kennedy Boulevard z/n Willemstad 2133 A Beach Attendant is responsible for greeting and serving guests in a
Van Hilton - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 02:42:08 GMT - Toon alle vacatures in Willemstad Curaçao
          Bitter Orangecello    
The aftermath of homemade cointreau liquor making #bitterorange #yurtlife

I'm making a homemade liqueur out of my prematurely-picked bitter oranges, and while it's aging,  I'm taking a look around at recipes and ideas for which "secret ingredients" to add to the mix. There are many liqueurs that use bitter orange, such as Curacao, Triple-sec, Grand Marnier and Cointreau. Because I'm using unripe oranges, the aroma profile is more vibrant and less sickeningly sweet. I will add sugar in the end, but I want the aroma to be very fresh and invigorating and want to add an element of surprise to this concoction, yet without taking away from the purity of the oranges. Tomorrow is the 7th day of maceration, and then I will add the sugar and let it mature for another week. I think tomorrow I will add a sprig of rosemary to the mix, and then discard it as soon as I add the sugar. Rosemary can be very overpowering. I might also pick a few leaves off the tree and add more of a petitgrain aroma. I'm trying hard to hold back from adding half a vanilla pod, and will save it for when the oranges are very ripe and luscious, to give it more of a velvety feel.
          Curacao – Jamaica   

Our football match prediction: Compare the odds: Odds Preference: decimalfractional Match Time & Date: 10 July at 00:00 Free bet amount € 200 € 50 € 50 € 20 € 20 € 50 € 50 Curacao N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Draw N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jamaica N/A N/A N/A […]

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          De eerste weken op Curacao!!   
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          McLaren 570S Spider makes public debut at Goodwood - with video   
New 570S Spider gets same supercar pace as coupé sibling with a £19,445 premium

The McLaren 570S Spider is on show at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, marking the folding hard-top, mid-engined supercar's public debut.

*We've driven the new 570S Spider at Goodwood. Click here for more.*

The Spider uses an electrically operated, two-part folding roof mechanism that’s similar to the one fitted to the 650S and 675LT Spiders. The lid takes 15sec to open or close and can be operated when the car is moving at up to 25mph.

Built around the Woking car maker’s ubiquitous Monocell II carbonfibre tub, the third Sports Series model adds 46kg to the 570S’s 1452kg kerb weight. McLaren claims it retains the same structural rigidity as the coupé.

 

*Read our review of the McLaren 570S here*

The roof folds beneath a tonneau cover, which features the car’s most significant design change compared with the coupé version: a pair of buttresses that also support a retractable wind deflector.

The car also has a rear spoiler that sits 12mm higher than the coupé’s to counter the lift generated by the Spider’s different roof design. As such, McLaren claims the Spider has identical aerodynamic performance to the coupé. The rest of the 570S Spider’s design is identical to the coupé, including the dihedral doors.

Using the same M838TE 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 and seven-speed transmission as the coupé, the 570S Spider produces 562bhp at 7400rpm and 443lb ft between 5000rpm and 6500rpm. The car has a power-to-weight ratio of 375bhp per tonne. This falls short of the coupé by 12bhp per tonne but eclipses rivals such as the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, which produces 328bhp per tonne.

The 570S Spider can sprint from 0-62mph in 3.2sec and has a maximum speed of 204mph. Its performance is near-identical to the coupé’s. The Spider can cover 0-124mph in 9.6sec, which is 0.1sec slower than its fixed-head sibling. It has a claimed combined fuel economy of 26.6mpg and emits 249g/km of CO2 – the same as the coupé.

The 570S Spider uses McLaren’s brake steer technology, which can reduce understeer by braking the inside rear wheel, helping to tighten the car’s trajectory.

It also has configurable electronic chassis and drivetrain control systems, including the Active Dynamics Panel, which offers three drive modes: Normal, Sport and Track. Drivers can also adjust the level of the car’s stability controls, with a Dynamic mode reducing the amount of intervention. It can also be switched off altogether.

The 570S Spider’s cabin is identical to the coupé’s, so it has McLaren’s centre console-mounted 7.0in touchscreen, which houses the infotainment system and can control features such as cabin climate settings and the audio system. 

Six-way adjustable sports seats are standard, but eight-way electric seats with a memory function are available as an option. The seats can be upholstered in optional nappa leather or Alcantara. Buyers wanting the lightest specification car can opt for McLaren’s carbonfibreshelled sports seats, which are the same as those fitted to the P1 hypercar.

The 570S Spider sits on all-new 10-spoke forged alloy wheels, 19in at the front and 20in at the rear. They wear Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres. Braking is via carbon-ceramic discs of 394mm (front) and 380mm (rear) diameter. The car’s steering is electrohydraulically controlled.

Three new body colours are being added to the list of choices for the Spider, with Curacao Blur, Vega Blue and Sicilian Yellow taking the total colours offered to 20. Cars can be finished with a dark grey contrast finish on the roof, A-pillars and buttresses.

The 570S Spider is on sale now, priced from £164,750 — a £19,445 premium over the coupé. This positions the car above the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, which costs £154,614, but undercuts the similarly paced Lamborghini Huracán Spyder, which starts at £198,876.

The first 400 cars to be ordered by customers will be produced in a special launch-edition guise. Reported by Autocar 20 hours ago.
          Comment on I Heart My Island: Curaçao by Hans   
Curacao has a great hostel in a former ice cream factory Www.ritz-hostel.com Located in the www.ritz-village.com Great accommodation, and very affordable!
          Curacao Urlaub // 9 Tage im sehr guten Hotel inkl. Flügen & Transfer // nur 1008,-€   

Wie wäre es mit einem Urlaub im Paradies? Inmitten endlos weiter Sandstrände entspannen und im kristallklaren Meer schwimmen ist euer Traum? Dann erwartet euch die Insel Curacao mit karibischem Flair und dieser Traumkulisse! Auch Taucher kommen nahe der Küste voll auf ihre Kosten. Ob zahlreiche Korallen oder Meerestiere wie Seepferdchen, Rochen, Barrakudas und Meeresschildkröten: Das […]

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          Ferie på Curaçao // 7 eller 10 nætter på 4-stjernet hotel inkl. fly og lufthavnstransfer m.m. // fra 9969kr.   

Drømmerejse! Oplev et absolut ferieparadis i Caribien - tag på en lækker ferie på Curaçao.

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          Wander Lust Led Me to Nomad   
Although I first came to this place for just a few cocktails, but a quick look at their food menu told me that I'd be back to sample some of their dinner items too.   But first, to the cocktail...I chose the Satan's Whiskers and as you can see, it's gin based, with vermouth and curacao. It's as tasty as it looks with just a bit of tang...but really packs a punch. The name is very appropriate. We decided to eat light and decided on the Wild Pacific Lingcod. Sounds like a heart healthy choice right? That was until we read further and realized that it's wrapped in Chicken Skin. What? Yes, we went ahead and got it anyways...because there was also a bit of Nettle Gnocchi, Hakurei Turnip and a tasting preserved orange butter. The fish was delicately cooked and the chicken skin kept the whole thing tender and juicy. A whole new way to use chicken skin, if you ask me.  I was definitely in the mood for meat, so we had to make a hard choice. We could have each had Smoked Organic Beef Brisket or Roasted Wild Boar Rack, but we decided on the 10oz. Dry-Aged Organic Beef Ribeye, to share. Not too heavy on the carbs, there were just some rosemary fried baby potatoes and veggies. The beef was tender and when you have a good cut of meat like this, the less you do to it, the better. 

Since we were fairly good with dinner, we decided to treat ourselves to dessert. The picture didn't quite turn out, but give their Ginger Pumpkin Panna Cotta a try. Lemon thyme jelly and port meringue, need I say more??