Fly to Brno: the friendly city of Czech Republic

Brno is the friendly city of Czech Republic. This city has a population of 400,000 inhabitants and is a true European gem! Brno offers colourful festivals and a welcoming atmosphere, and is a great starting point for those who wish to explore the South Moravian region. Popular attractions include the Spilberk Castle and the beautiful Vila Tugendhat.

Cheap flights to Brno are now available for a limited period of time, so get ready to be fascinated by this old European city. Brno is the home of Brno-Turany Airport (BRQ), which is conveniently located just 18-minutes from the city centre. Brno-Turany Airport serves a multitude of airlines, including BMI Regional, Ryanair, Wizz Air and Lufthansa. Popular connecting flights to Brno depart from Johannesburg and Cape Town. The flight duration from Johannesburg is approximately 19 hours and 5 minutes.

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Why visit Brno

  • Arts and CultureThe Moravian Gallery, Brno House of Arts and other galleries showcase the rich artistic influences from around Europe. Take a tour and enjoy all the beautiful pieces on display.
  • HistoryFrom prehistoric times and throughout the world wars and the rest of world history, Brno has played a role in the shaping of modern day Europe.
  • ArchitectureMedieval-styled fronts and ornate ceilings – the architecture on the streets of Brno rival no other. Vila Tugendhat and the cathedral of St. Paul and St. Peter share in this splendour.

Best time to visit Brno

Brno is a hub of activity in the summer time when the sun is out and people are out having a great time. The best thing about Brno is that the weather is never really bad, so you’ll be sure to have a good time whenever you decide to go. Most tourists choose to go over the summer months (June – August), and as a result, flights and accommodation can be very pricey over this period of time. We suggest you in skip the summer months, as it gets hot, and also rains a lot! Try spring (March to May) or autumn (September to mid-October) instead, or if you’re feeling quite adventurous, visit this Czech city between November and February. You’ll get to say that you experienced a real European winter and will most probably have better stories to tell than the tourists who had to stand in long queues everywhere, overheating at crowded tourist sites.

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Event Date 24-Sep-2017 11:30
Location Wimbledon Park, Wimbledon, London SW19 7HX, UK

Say Howzit on the 24th of September cause it’s HERITAGE DAY! Please join us for a day of South African culture in Wimbledon Park ?? And hopefully enjoy one of the last few days of with a lekker bring & braai.

Please make the effort by wearing anything South African?? I am also selling a few Beaded Zulu Necklaces & bangles.

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InterNations Austin September Mixer

Starts in 1 day

Thu 14 Sep 18:00 – 21:00

1300 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

Come join us for sunset on the rooftop of Backbeat for an evening of fun!
Backbeat is centrally located in Austin’s bustling South Lamar district, and its rooftop patio offers stunning views. The space is an ideal backdrop for lively conversation and delicious craft-forward fare.

Feel free to bring your international friends and co-workers, and don’t forget to invite them to sign up for InterNations, too!

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InterNations Shanghai September Newcomer’s Event @ Haxnbauer

Starts in 1 day Wed 13 Sep 19:00 – 23:00
Haxnbauer German Restaurant and Bar
1F, 288 North Shan Xi Road (near Feng Xian Road), Jing An District

Welcome newcomers to Shanghai! This city is exciting and full of surprises so let’s meet friends to share our experiences.
Haxnbauer is a fantastic German bar located in the pulse of the city, the Jing An district. It has a sporty look, fun atmosphere, tasty food and friendly staff!

Come join us for an evening of meeting new people, making friends, and creating connections.

Make sure to click “attend” for this event online as soon as you know you can come because the last events were filled quickly!

If you know you can no longer attend then click “cancel attendance” to leave your spot to someone who is eager to come.

Exclusive deal:
– Free snacks as of 19:00 till late
– Happy Hour starts at 22:00

General directions:
Closest subway: line 2 ‘West Nanjing Road”

Looking forward to a fun evening together 🙂

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Are you flying to the UK? Check out these tips on customs and more

The consultants often receive desperate pleas for help from South Africans who are refused entry to the United Kingdom at the Port of Entry.

Help at this stage, is, unfortunately, often too late. Our consultants have compiled some tips for persons travelling to the UK from South Africa.

Pre-departure tips for flying to the UK

  • Do not rely on hearsay about any UK immigration rules and regulations. Check the Home Office website for correct and up to date information. Better yet, speak to your consultant.All South Africans need to apply for entry clearance before they travel to the UK. This includes South Africans who are flying to the UK for tourist purposes.
  • Make sure that you have the correct UK visa for the purpose you are visiting the UK.
  • Ensure that you have a return ticket to South Africa when traveling to the UK if you are traveling to the UK as a visitor. Visitor visa applicants need a return flight when traveling to the UK. However, we recommend only booking the flights once the UK visa is approved. People applying for a type of residence permit, do not need a return ticket.
  • If you are traveling to the UK from South Africa, with minor children, you have to ensure that you have the relevant birth certificates, together with permission from the other parent if not traveling together. You can find the relevant guidelines in this regard on the Department of Home Affairs website.
  • Keep copies of your travel documents, such as your passport or Biometric Residence Permit. You can either keep hard copies or save scanned copies on your email account. This makes life a bit easier should you lose your documents.
  • Check with your airline what you are allowed to pack in your bag, your bag restrictions, etc. before traveling.

Tips for dealing with Customs at the UK port of entry

  • Have your passport open at the information page and your current Biometric Residence Permit or UK visa ready to show at border control.
  • Ensure that everything you say to the Immigration Officer at the UK port of entry is in line with your documents.
    Rather take your time and make double sure your answers are factually correct regarding dates etc., rather than unwittingly give wrong information.
  • Answer the questions posed by the Immigration Officer as straightforwardly as you can. Do not volunteer any unnecessary information. People sometimes talk themselves in all innocence into a situation.
  • Make sure that you have documents available to support your reason for traveling to the UK. If you are traveling as a non-visa national or on a long-term visit visa and you enter the UK frequently or stay for long periods, it is recommended that you have some documents available as evidence. This would include pay-slips from your overseas employer, details of business meetings if you are entering as a business visitor, etc. We also recommend that you travel with confirmation of your UK address.
  • If you are traveling with your British spouse, you are allowed to go through Customs at the British queue at most ports of entry, rather than the Other/Non-EU queue. This will save you a lot of queuing time.

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InterNations Melbourne Event – Spring Has Sprung!

Starts in 2 days

Wed 13 Sep 18:30 – 22:00
The Irish Times Pub
427 Little Collins Street

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

― Mark Twain
Join us at The Irish Times , located in the heart of Melbourne CBD and spread over two floors, offers a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

A stone’s throw from the trendy bars and clubs of Bank Place, it’s an ideal place to enjoy a few quiet drinks with InterNations friends.

InterNations Ambassadors Melbourne

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Suid Afrikaner in stryd om oorlewing op eiland ná Irma

“Ek het Irma in die oë gekyk, toe hardloop ons. Ek wil nooit weer nie!” sê Jan Buhrmann van Kaapstad, wat op die Britse Maagde-eiland, Tortola, vasgekeer is nadat hy en sy bemanning teen die verwoesting van die orkaan Irma op die eilande skuiling gaan soek het.

Burhmann, oorspronklik van Tierpoort naby Bloemfontein, is een van Suid-Afrika se mees ervare skippers en het onder meer al aan die Kaap na Rio-wedvaart deelgeneem en talle vaarte van Kaapstad na die Amerikas onderneem.

Hy en sy bemanning het Kaapstad vroeg in Augustus verlaat om ’n twee-romp-katamaran na Suid-Amerika te neem. Hulle was noordwes van die eilande toe die nuus van Irma breek en hulle het besluit om op die eiland skuiling te gaan soek.

“Ek het nog nooit so iets beleef nie. Ek hardloop nie maklik nie, want die see is my huis. Maar nou hardloop ek,” het Burhmann in ’n boodskap via ’n satellietfoon aan sy lewensmaat, dr. Hermie Delport van Durbanville, gestuur.

“Dit was rof. Dit was erg. Ons het in ’n sterk betonkamer geskuil, maar die hele kamer is verwoes. Die deure is aan flarde geruk. Die een oomblik was die kamer vol water en die volgende oomblik het ’n mens ’n fluit gehoor en alles was weg. Ons het onder ’n matras geskuil. Alle was nat.”

Buhrmann sê hy het foto’s geneem en video’s gemaak, maar weet nie wat die gehalte is nie.

“Van die bote in die hawe is eenvoudig opgelig en tot sover as 30 meter ver op die eiland neergeslinger. Irma het ongelooflike krag gehad. Selfs die teerpad het weggewaai.

“Die boot waarin ons tot hier gekom het, is in sy m**r in. Ongelooflik. Dit het ons veilig oor die grootste deel van die Atlantiese Oseaan gebring, maar Irma het geen respek getoon nie. Die verwoesting op die eiland is erg. Mense hardloop rond en daar is ’n groot tekort aan water en kos.”

Delport het gesê sy probeer om Burhmann van die eiland af en op ’n vlug na Suid-Afrika te kry.

“Ongelukkig is alles verwoes. Daar is geen verbinding met die eiland nie, en geen vervoer van en na die eilande is moontlik nie”

Sy het gesê sy is baie bekommerd oor wat in die volgende paar dae of selfs weke met hom en sy bemanning kan gebeur. “Daar is nie water nie en daar is nie kos nie.”

* Jan Buhrmann is die skrywer van hierdie berig, Philip van Rensburg, se swaer. Van Rensburg het aan Netwerk24 gesê Buhrmann en sy bemanning het Donderdagnag min geslaap. “Hulle en ander buitelanders het die teiken geword van misdadigers wat hulle vir geld en waardevolle artikels jag. Hulle boot is heeltemal verwoes en ook deur plunderaars gestroop. Hulle moes vlug uit die hotel waarin hulle gebly het. Die hotel is erg beskadig en onveilig. Boonop is dit oorgeneem deur plunderaars.”

Daar is volgens Buhrmann geen elektrisiteit op die eiland nie en hulle moet spaarsamig met hul satellietfoon werk om te voorkom dat die battery pap word.

“Hulle is ’n klomp buitelanders wat nou in die hawe op van die wrakke skuil.

“Ons is diep bekommerd en probeer alles moontlik om hulle van die eiland te kry.”

Deur: Netwerk 24

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EU to Create General Search Engine for Data on Terrorist Activities

EU to Create General Search Engine for Data on Terrorist Activities

The European Union (EU) will create a general search engine for databases on terrorist activities that will improve the intelligence and security services of the member states, a diplomatic source from the regional bloc said on Friday.

The spokesperson explained that ‘as part of the measures of the fight against Islamic terrorism, the European Agency for the Operative Management of Large Computer Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice is developing a general search engine, that will link databases already existing’.

He also stated that the new system should provide access to the databases of the Schengen Information System (SIS), the Visa Information System (VIS) and the European Information and Travel Authorization System (ETIAS).

In addition, the prototype will allow the consultation of fingerprint specialists of asylum seekers and border offenders entering the Schengen area (Eurodac) and the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS).

Several publications point out that this EU initiative is increasingly necessary in view of the increase in terrorist attacks on European countries in recent years.

Even other media said that if this mechanism existed previously, perhaps some attacks could have been avoided.

The reality is that the exchange of information between the security forces and the intelligence services continues to be the great pending task of the EU in the fight against extremist Islamic terrorism. /hr/tac/lma/ rps/pr

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Netbal: Proteas klop Fidji met 2-0 in netbal-toetsreeks

Suid-Afrika het Vrydag sy netbal-toetsreeks teen Fidji met 2-0 gewen.

Die Proteas het die tweede toets in Suva met 83-36 gewen. Hulle was in Woensdag se eerste toets met 72-31 baas.

Al wys die telling dit nie, het die tuisspan, veral in die eerste helfte, beter rekenskap van homself gegee.

Benewens Erin Burger het Suid-Afrika weer met sy sterkste span begin. Nadia Uys-Pienaar het Burger op senter vervang. Die Proteas is so gewoond aan Burger in die senterbaan dat hulle ’n tydjie geneem het om aan te pas.

Die tuisspan het ’n baie goeie eerste kwart gehad, sy aanval het beter gevloei as in die eerste toets en sy doelskieters het verbeter.

Suid-Afrika het ná die eerste kwart met 18-13 voorgeloop.

Die Proteas was met die rustyd met 39-22 voor en ná die derde kwart met 60-31. Burger het haar verskyning in die derde kwart gemaak en Uys-Pienaar het na aanvallende vleuel geskuif. Danelle Lochner het Maryka Holtzhausen op hulpdoel vervang. Rochelle Loubser (verdedigende vleuel) het vir Suid-Afrika uitgeblink.

Fidji en Suid-Afrika se paadjies kruis weer volgende jaar in die Statebondspele.

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Heritage Day Family BRING & BRAAI


Event Date 24-Sep-2017 11:30
Location Wimbledon Park

Sanibonani, Dumelang, Howzit On the 24th of September it’s HERITAGE DAY ???????? Please join for a ? of ??culture in Wimbledon Park ?? And hopefully enjoy one of the last few days of with a lekker bring & braai.

Please make the effort by wearing anything South African?? I am also selling a few Beaded Zulu Necklaces & bangles.

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