Wednesday, August 7, 2013

New duty-free tender at Kiev airport

The duty-free stores will be situated across nine locations on the third floor of TD and two on the fourth

The Ukraine State Property Fund is to lease 2,268sq m of space in Kyiv Boryspil International airport terminal D, according to local media reports. The tender covers restaurants, cafes and duty-free shops, and the longest contract for all premises is two years and 11 months.
The duty-free stores will be situated in nine locations covering 1,425sq m on the third floor of TD and two locations spanning 53.7sq m and 36.9sq m respectively on the fourth floor. According to the Ukrainian Journal the independent value of the property is UAH77.9m ($9.6m) based on a rental rate of 18%. Irish travel retailer Aer Rianta International has been operating out of TB through its Kievrianta subsidiary since 1992. Travel retailer Gebr Heinemann also runs shops at the airport through a local partner.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

U16 European Championship Men 2013 in Kiev (08/08/13-18/08/13)

Having tasted success with Barcelona and Catalonia, three amigos will next week take aim at the U16 European Championship Men in Ukraine.
Spanish trio Ramon Vila, Jaume Sorolla and Alejandro Mazaira have grown up together with Barca's youth system, more than just three key cogs in the team but also three close friends - and that makes them key to the close chemistry inside Jose Ignacio Hernandez's team.
Jose Silva at the U14 Get Together 2011 in Munich
Jose Silva is ready to sacrifice some nights for his team to be successful at the U16 European Championship
Together they won the youth championships both in Spain and Catalonia, but their goal in Kyiv over the next fortnight is to get Spain back into the podium positions after they missed out in Lithuania last year.
Jose Silva, an assistant to Hernandez, has worked with the trio and several other members of this team for many years during their development within the national academy.
"I will not deny that this generation is special to me because I have worked with them and grown up with them," he said. "I will do all I can for them. I hope all the sleepless nights we have spent together bring their rewards."
Spain, who capped their preparations with victory at the Memorial Tiziano Ciotti in Italy, have been drawn in Group A alongside Russia, Greece and Belgium, the latter having won promotion to Division A by winning last year's Division B tournament in Bucharest with a 56-46 victory over Montenegro.
Vasileios Charalampopoulos (Greece)
Vasileios Charalampopoulos and his peers have all chances to find playing time with Greek clubs

Greece are another team who have been demonstrating their credentials in test games over recent weeks, winning a tournament in Turkey with an undefeated run to the final where they topped Serbia 53-44.
Although these remain difficult times in Greece, coach Manos Manouselis admits there has been a silver lining for his youthful charges.
"One of the ‘good' consequences of the financial crisis is that clubs have turned to young Greek players," he said.
"It is only a matter of time before these kids get even more playing time, especially the ones who are a little older."
Group B matches defending champions Turkey with last year's hosts Lithuania as well as Germany and newly-promoted Sweden, who took third place in the Division B tournament by routing Hungary 79-55.
Turkey head to Ukraine after an 83-78 victory over Latvia in the Baltic Cup final, while Germany recorded an encouraging 72-64 win over last year's third-placed team Serbia during their preparations.
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk has the trust of coach Usenko as he returns to the U16 Europen Championship
Serbia themselves are in Group C alongside France, Poland and Montenegro, while the hosts Ukraine will face Latvia, Italy and Croatia in Group D, where coach Vitali Usenko is determined to make the most of home advantage with a young but experienced squad that includes Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, a key part of last year's team.
"We have five players of BC Donetsk on the list of candidates for the national team - (Vitaly) Zotov, (Anatoliy) Khytov, (Anton) Musiyenko, (Igor) Starodub and (Sergiy) Pavlov - who this season won the Premier Division of the European Youth Basketball League in the age group U16" he said.
"(Sviatoslav) Mykhailiuk and (Volodymyr) Potapenko played for the Cherkassy Monkeys in the European Youth Basketball League team for players born in 1996 and became bronze medalists.
"Undoubtedly, this experience will be useful for the players, the more matches they play at international level, the more confident the players will feel, especially when faced with any difficulties during the competition.
"Our rivals are very strong. We face a difficult task but we can manage it."

Turkmen national air carrier (Turkmen Airlines) opens new route to Ukraine

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, August 5 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
State National Service Turkmenhowayollary (Turkmen Airlines) has opened a regular flight between the cities of Ashgabat and Lvov (Ukraine), the aviation company reported.
'The comfortable Boeing-737NG will carry out flights between the two cities with a frequency of once a week', the report said. In time, the frequency of flights can increase to twice a week.
Turkmenhowayollary planes have been carrying out flights to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, with a frequency of three times a week since 2008.
According to the comment by the state information service Turkmen dovlet xabarlari, the main advantage for those who fly to Kiev and Lvov is that for the return flight to Ashgabat, they can without changing the ticket, fly from any of these cities.
'And the docking of flights carried out by the State National Service Turkmenhowayollary to these Ukrainian cities with flights to Beijing (China), Delhi (India) and Bangkok (Thailand) will give an opportunity for citizens of the Ukraine to undertake transit flights to these Asian countries it was reported.

Ukraine to Consult Experts for Movie Funding Decisions

 Ukraine's national film funding body has signed a deal with the Ukrainian National Film Archive in Kiev to secure the services of the organization's cinema experts to help evaluate proposed movie projects.
The deal, worth $55,000, is designed to boost the quality of films put forward for state backing.
Ukraine has been ratcheting up state backing of movies in the past three years with more than $30 million being made available this year.
Around 10 features are expected to be completed with state backing this year, and a further 10 are in production.
Kateryna Kopylova, head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, says that as projects get better, state funding will expand.
"When there is a large number of high-quality, interesting movies, we will be able to raise the amount of state financing for the industry,"