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Ireland to give Chinese visitors 5year multientry visa option minister

first_imgLondon best pest control DUBLIN, (Xinhua) — Ireland will introduce a five-year multi-entry visa option for Chinese visitors starting from July 1, 2019, said a senior Irish official here on Thursday. Charles Flanagan, Irish minister for Justice and Equality, said that he has approved the new visa option for Chinese visitors who have a good track record of overseas travel.He announced the new option in a speech on a reception in Dublin held by the Chinese embassy in Ireland to mark the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between China and Ireland, which falls on June 22.A Chinese visitor to Ireland can currently enjoy a maximum three-year multi-entry visa option if he or she has a good track record of overseas travel.The new option is “a form of 40th birthday present” and a “testament to our commitment to strengthening the people-to-people links between our two countries and in recognition of the improved connectivity between us,” Flanagan said.At the reception held in the Convention Centre Dublin, Flanagan and Chinese Ambassador to Ireland He Xiangdong also jointly unveiled a set of Irish and Chinese stamps to mark the 40th anniversary.last_img read more

Eight ways you know youre watching the World Cup with German geoscientists

1. Grad students from several German science institutes have set up a tent to watch the game below a graceful 19th century meteorological facility on Potsdam’s historic Telegraph Hill. POTSDAM, GERMANY—Germany is in the throes of World Cup frenzy, having advanced last night to the tournament’s quarterfinals.Thank you @Andre_Schuerrle … You saved most fans from a possible heart attack today… #aneurerseite #onyourside pic.twitter.com/CZlDi16B16 — DFBfansworldwide (@DFBfanswrldwide) July 1, 2014But how might you know you’re watching the tournament with some of the nation’s foremost earth scientists? Email Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! 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Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) 2. It’s a sunny early evening when the game kicks off, so the researchers reduce the glare in their tent using SCIENCE—posters describing their work.(One poster here.)3. After a long day analyzing data, the scientists recharge with beer, provided in bins usually reserved for field equipment or samples taken on field studies.4. Despite their physical science pedigree, your hosts have harnessed the power of psychology to pay for the alcohol.5. Discussion of the wet conditions on the field in Recife, Brazil, turns to climatological issues, naturally.One scientist explains that the city’s low latitude drives the rainy, tropical weather. “I just analyzed this city for sea level,” says another, Matthias Mengel of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.6. Occasional lapses in the online video stream are met with preternatural calm.(Locked 0-0 at halftime, a vague sense of tension is broken with Frisbee and an impromptu slackline.)7. German ambivalence about overt nationalism is perhaps more pronounced with nerdy scientists—many are pokerfaced. But in the 55th minute, Germany scores, and joy ensues.“Usually us scientists are working pretty separately, so it’s good to get together and meet one another,” says Nadja Torres, a student in geomicrobiology at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, after Germany holds on to win.8. (Elsewhere German crowds are more rowdy.)Here’s fans at a Munich bar enjoying an earlier game.(Eli, a contributing correspondent for Science, is attending a summer school on Arctic issues in Potsdam.) read more