Belarusian sprinter who refused to take a flight from Tokyo after saying she was taken to an airport against her will was “safe and secure” and looked after, the committee said international olympic.
Krystina Tsimanouskaya, 24, spent the night in an airport hotel after seeking protection from Japanese police at Haneda Airport on Sunday evening.
The Olympian said she was arrested by officials in her own country on Sunday after publicly complaining about national coaches.
Mark Adams, spokesperson for the International Olympic Committee, said Tsimanouskaya was discussing with Games officials what to do next.
He said: “She assured us and assured us that she felt safe. She spent the night in an airport hotel in a safe and secure environment.
“The IOC and Tokyo 2020 will continue their conversations with her and the Japanese authorities to determine the next step in the coming days.”
Tsimanouskaya said in a video message posted on social media that she had been pressured by Belarusian team officials and therefore sought help from the International Olympic Committee.
“I have been put under pressure and they are trying to force me out of the country without my consent,” she said.
Tsimanouskaya was scheduled to compete in the women’s 200-meter and 4×400-meter relay in the Tokyo Olympics this week.
But she criticized team officials on her Instagram account, saying she was put on the baton when she had never been to the event before.
She also claimed that some members of her team had been deemed ineligible for the competition because they had not undergone sufficient doping tests.
Coaching staff went to Tsimanouskaya’s room and told her to pack in response to what she said, she said.
When she arrived at the airport, she summoned the Japanese police and refused to board the flight to Minsk via Istanbul.
A group of activists supporting her said she feared for her life in Belarus and was considering seeking asylum at the Austrian embassy.
“The campaign was serious enough and it was a clear signal that his life would be in danger in Belarus,” Alexander Opeikin, spokesperson for the Belarusian Sports Solidarity Foundation, told The Associated Press in an interview.
On Monday, French European Affairs Minister Clément Beaune said it would be an “honor” if Europe granted political asylum to Tsimanouskaya.
“Political asylum – it would be an honor for Europe to do so,” Mr Beaune told RFI radio.
Poland offered her a humanitarian visa, with Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz saying she is “free to pursue her sporting career in Poland if she wishes”.
Who is Krystina Tsimanouskaya?
Krystina Tsimanouskaya is a Belarusian sprinter competing in her first Olympics.
The 24-year-old has already participated in nine international competitions, finishing second in the 100m at the European Under-23 Championships held in Poland in 2017 and winning gold for her performance in the 200m at the Summer Universiade. 2019 in Italy.
She finished fourth in the women’s 100m on July 30 and was scheduled to compete in the 200m race on Monday August 2.
In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the Belarusian Olympic Committee said Tsimanouskaya had been excluded from the Games due to her “emotional and psychological state”.
He said: “According to doctors, due to the emotional and psychological state of Belarusian athlete Krystina Tsimanouskaya, the coaching staff of the national athletics team decided to stop the performance of the athlete. at the XXXII Olympic Games.
“As a result, the athlete’s request to participate in the qualifying races in the 200m and the 4x400m relay was recalled.”
Japanese government spokesman Katsunobu Kato told reporters that Japan was cooperating with other organizations “to take appropriate action” regarding Tsimanouskaya’s case and confirmed that she was safe.
IOC clashes with Belarusian National Olympic Committee, led by country’s authoritarian president Alexander Lukashenko and his son Viktor.
Both were banned from the Tokyo Games after the IOC received complaints from athletes of intimidation and retaliation following protests that began last August after the country’s disputed presidential election.
During the protests, the international community and the locals themselves were, as Sky correspondent Diana Magnay wrote, “surprised by the brutality of the police and prison guards inflicted on so many of the 7,000 detainees in the days following the disputed election results “.
In May, Belarusian journalist Roman Protaevich was arrested after his Ryanair flight was forced to land in Minsk, prompting international condemnation and sanction.
JMK Group has announced the official opening of the new Holiday Inn Dublin Airport, Ireland, in partnership with leading hotel group IHG Hotels & Resorts. Just 10 minutes by car or free shuttle from Dublin Airport T1 and T2 and a 15-minute drive from Dublin city center – the hotel is an excellent choice for those looking for a place to stay for a stopover or to spend a night before an early morning flight.
The hotel has 421 stylish and modern guest rooms featuring the latest Holiday Inn room design that creates a ‘central living’ space where guests can relax and work when needed. The bedrooms include a sofa bed providing a flexible space ideal for watching TV, socializing and lounging. A dedicated workspace with a desk and multiple device connection options is perfect for those who want to work from their bedroom. With a choice of double or twin rooms, all are soundproofed and fully air conditioned for a good night’s sleep and are equipped with a smart TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel also has free Wi-Fi and food is available 24 hours a day to make all guests feel welcome at all hours of the day and night.
As with all Holiday Inn hotels around the world, Holiday Inn Dublin Airport welcomes families with the Kids Stay & Eat Free offer, where children under 12 stay and eat free. The addition of the sofa bed also gives families ample sleeping space, making the Standard Double Room ideal for two adults and two children.
The open lobby of the hotel combines the reception, restaurant, bar, lounge and business center into one open and cohesive space with a refreshing and bright contemporary atmosphere, offering guests the opportunity to eat, relax and unwind. relax, work or have fun in the same space. The full-service restaurant is open all day and serves an international menu made with local produce. Alternatively, customers can opt for lighter snacks at Starbucks or a 24-hour snack bar.
John Kajani, President of JMK Group, said: “We look forward to partnering with IHG Hotels & Resorts and providing future guests with the unmatched comfort and hospitality that comes with a stay at Holiday Inn Dublin Airport, a magnificent achievement in light of the pandemic. “
Garret O’Neill, General Manager of Holiday Inn Dublin Airport, added: “We are delighted to be the newest Holiday Inn to open this year in Ireland, and more widely across Europe. We look forward to welcoming customers and loyal members of IHG Rewards to this hotel, which offers excellent access to Dublin Airport and our vibrant city. “
The Holiday Inn Dublin Airport has on-site meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 120 delegates with all the latest technology, including state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and electronic touch control equipment. Benefiting from plenty of natural light, air conditioning and blackout blinds, there is also a secure entrance accessed through the hotel lobby, with a private reception and meeting check-in area. IHG’s Meet With Confidence program enables customers to have the option to book future meetings and events without cancellation fees at participating hotels.
With parking for up to 400 cars, the hotel offers several Park Stay & Go packages, which include one night’s accommodation and up to eight nights of parking. With free shuttle to and from Dublin Airport all day, packages take the stress out of travel.
The Holiday Inn Dublin Airport is the first newly built Holiday Inn in Dublin and the eighth IHG hotel in Ireland. With more than 1,230 hotels worldwide, the Holiday Inn brand of IHG Hotels & Resorts has served hundreds of millions of guests worldwide over its nearly 70 year history and is one of the brands of most recognized and trusted trips in the world.
As part of the IHG summer sales, customers can benefit from a 20% discount for bookings made before the end of September 2021 for stays before January 22, 2022. Prices start from € 91 per night, with free cancellation up to three days before the stay. IHG Rewards members will enjoy exclusive member rates and save more by booking directly through ihg.com/summer
When visiting an IHG hotel, guests can rest assured that cleanliness is a priority at every stage of their stay. The company’s long-standing commitment to rigorous cleaning procedures has been reinforced by the IHG Way of Clean program developed with Ecolab and Diversey, both world leaders in hygiene and cleaning technology. As part of the IHG family of brands, both hotels offer guests additional peace of mind with the IHG Clean promise.
The AIRPORT bosses have appealed to the government after the rejection of plans for a new hotel.
Southend Airport has filed an appeal with the Secretary of State after Rochford council blocked plans for a new 132-room hotel.
Rochford council declined the plans over concerns about increased traffic and additional on-street parking impacting safety and traffic flow.
The six-story hotel would be built on a staff parking lot north of Eastwoodbury Crescent, near the Holiday Inn.
A letter from Southend resident Carol Bonnett also raised concerns.
He said: “As a resident living next to the airport, I object to the hotel for the following reasons. Deprive the small hotels and guesthouses in the city from closing their doors, because the small businesses have enough difficulties.
“Increased traffic, impact on roads and traffic pollution, air quality. The Harp House roundabout is sufficiently congested.
“Since Covid and aircraft movements have declined, I have noticed an increase in wildlife and birds in the surrounding area.”
However, Conservative leader Tony Cox backed the proposals.
He said: “I have always supported the airport. There is already a hotel near the airport and it is a success.
“I think the principle of a hotel at the airport seems well founded.
“It will create jobs in the region and attract people to an industry decimated due to the Covid pandemic. ”
A spokesperson for Southend Airport said: “The Planning Inspectorate is currently reviewing the case, so it would be inappropriate to comment further at this point, other than to say that we are confident that our proposals respond to the concerns raised.
“A new high-quality hotel at the airport would create jobs and contribute to our city’s important tourism economy.
With lockdown restrictions lifted completely and travel rules becoming a bit more flexible, our airports could get a bit busier very soon.
Stansted Airport is stationed in Essex and is an international airport which offers 160 global destinations to its customers.
Although the airport faces layoffs at the end of last year, job opportunities are opening up for those eager to join their team.
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Here are the six jobs currently listed on their site.
MEBF engineering technician
Date Added: June 29
Stansted Airport is recruiting an Engineering Technician who will be responsible for tasks such as performing scheduled or reactive maintenance work, using MAG work management and IT systems, and updating all records of engineering and operations, among others.
An explanation of the role said: “You will ensure that the specified equipment and facilities within the terminal and satellites are operating efficiently to enable the provision of reliable and high quality service to passengers, tenants and other internal customers. external, thanks to an effective and efficient service. electrical maintenance of airport assets. This includes the completion of the work in accordance with the MAG processes in force and the contribution to the continuous improvement of the maintenance service.
Applicants should have completed an electrical apprenticeship, have an NVQ 2/3 or ONC in Electrical Engineering, and be fully conversant with the 17th Edition of the IEE Regulations, among other requirements.
Is that what you want ? You can find more information here.
Date Added: June 29
The airport is also looking for a full time Electrical Engineer who will ensure that systems and processes are in place and comply with UK law and relevant health, safety and environment standards, provide technical input regarding the strategy, capacity and management plans of the asset system. as well as expertise for maintenance among others.
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The ad read: “You will provide electrical engineering expertise at Stansted Airport to ensure that the electrical infrastructure is maintained in accordance with legal requirements and company standards.
“You will manage and authorize changes and additions to the electrical infrastructure to ensure compliance and capacity management.
“You will ensure compliance with Stansted electrical safety laws and regulations. “
Does that seem like the role to you? To apply here.
Parking lot control room controller
Date Added: July 5
For the role of parking control room controller, you will be required to work two days and two nights with four days off. Successful applicants will monitor the operation of entry / exit barriers and fee collection equipment, as well as monitor CCTV systems and control panels and report faults on vending machines or barriers.
The job advertisement read: “You will constantly monitor CCTV systems and control panels, operate remote entry / exit equipment, and communicate with staff and the public providing assistance. and orientation to parking lot customers to ensure customer satisfaction via video surveillance and intercom system.
The airport is also looking for a cleaning agent to join its Soft Services team and work four days and four days off. One of the main job requirements is to be able to handle the heavy equipment and machinery that is provided for cleaning.
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The ad read: “We currently have the opportunity to join our software services team at Stansted as a cleaning agent. Cleaning agents are an essential part of the operation and the key to our success. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring that the terminal is clean 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, while complying with health and safety regulations.
Stansted Airport is also looking for a Resource Planning Officer to join their team. Responsibilities of the role include planning resources for key airport personnel, providing accurate resource forecasts, creating rosters that meet forecasted demand based on specific operational performance, etc.
The ad read: “Stansted’s workforce needs are meticulously planned in the short / medium / long term to meet the demand from passengers and air traffic. In order for us to achieve maximum efficiency in workforce planning, we need an experienced personnel manager with training in operational planning. You will lead a team of around 18 people, who will produce lists and work plans for over 1000 colleagues across the airport.
Successful candidates should have training in demand, production or operations planning.
If you are interested, you can find more information here.
Engineering department manager
Date Added: June 18
Finally, the airport is also looking for someone to fill the position of Head of Engineering Services and report to the Head of Engineering Operations. The person will ensure all equipment and systems are operating efficiently, provide engineering management, coordinate and monitor all engineering operations, and be available to repair and improve work, among other responsibilities.
The job advertisement read: “The position involves the direct management of 5 shift terminal technicians and matrix management of 7 other qualified shift technicians, performing a range of regulatory inspections, tests, scheduled preventive maintenance, reactive repairs and small installation jobs.
During his shift, the Engineering Services Manager (Shift) will take the initiative to respond to all engineering errors. They will have direct responsibility and management of all engineering functions that require the involvement of an external contractor and thus include the ability to review risk assessments and method statements associated with emergency and planned work.
Applicants should have a professional engineering qualification, HND or equivalent experience.
As more countries have been placed on the government’s green travel list, airports are starting to return to some form of normalcy.
The latest changes were introduced at 4 a.m. on June 30, with increased options for residents looking for a non-quarantine break.
Gatwick and Heathrow, two international international airports located just across the border from Surrey, remain open and have continued to welcome passengers throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
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Although both airports have had a difficult year, Gatwick and Heathrow have a selection of vacancies. If you fancy a job amid the hustle and bustle of the aviation industry, why not apply for one of the jobs listed below.
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Head of the transformation program
Closing Date: July 6
Gatwick Airport is recruiting a Transformation Program Manager with responsibilities such as coordinating transformational / innovative change across all parts of the organization to support operational sponsors.
An excerpt from the ad reads: “Gatwick Airport is currently looking for a Transformation Program Manager to join our team. Reporting to the Director of Business Improvement, in this role, you will coordinate the development of a range of people, processes and technological changes. throughout the company to ensure the continuous optimization of the aerodrome, the current single runway as well as the long-term integration of the future northern runway. “
It looks good? For more details and to apply Click here.
Closing Date: July 7
The airport is also looking to hire an estimator to join its construction company, with the successful candidate undertaking early stage cost estimates and working with high level information.
An excerpt from the ad says, “This role is suitable for a forward-thinking and innovative estimator looking to bring about positive change.
A university level qualification in measurement, estimation or an equivalent discipline is required.
The airport is also looking for a qualified accountant to join the final team.
An excerpt from the announcement reads: “Gatwick Airport is currently seeking a Capital and Reporting Accountant to join our finance team responsible for leading and maintaining end-to-end accounting processes. for capital expenditure projects, while ensuring the effective tax treatment of such expenses as well as the completion of relevant Group reports and forecasts. “
Gatwick Airport is recruiting a Business Strategist, responsible for defining and delivering projects.
An excerpt from the announcement read: “The varied and interesting role, you will be responsible for carrying out analytical projects, supporting the senior sales team in decision making, working with business stakeholders across the board. of the function to get results. “
Successful candidates will have technical capacity in financial modeling, analysis and data manipulation, as well as business knowledge to apply them to pressing business issues.
It looks good? For more information and to apply Click here.
Digital optimization developer
Closing Date: July 6
Heathrow is hiring a digital optimization developer as part of a sales team to generate revenue.
An excerpt from the ad says, “Generating income is important, but it is also vital to create positive experiences for passengers and customers. invest in our world-class environment.
According to the list, if successful, the benefits include a great pension plan, life insurance, and access to private health insurance.
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Head of Finance
Closing Date: July 6
The airport is looking to recruit a financial manager to support the final tax manager, as well as other members of the financial control leadership team.
An excerpt from the job posting says: “You will have the chance to get involved in a variety of projects, making sure they run cost effectively, efficiently and with our passengers and stakeholders in mind.”
Fire, health and safety advisor (airport operations)
Closing Date: July 6
Heathrow also advertises the affire, health and safety advisor, with responsibilities including identifying hazards, performing and reviewing risk assessments and implementing required controls as well as supporting Heathrow’s safety management system in business areas.
One of the essential skills listed is a security professional with relevant experience gained ideally in a complex 24/7 / high volume operating environment eg transportation, manufacturing.
It looks good? For more information and to apply Click here.
Responsible for technology delivery
Closing Date: July 6
The tech team is also announcing a position at Heathrow.
An excerpt from the ad reads: “The goal of Heathrow’s technology team is to transform Heathrow through innovative use of technology.
“We provide the fundamental aspects of technology that enable Heathrow to become more efficient and to maximize the opportunities to exploit the use of technology. We develop ideas and business opportunities in technology choices that enable Heathrow’s ambitions. We are working with a number of internal teams and vendors to co-create a high performing organization that goes beyond the provision of technology. “
For more details and for the full job description Click here.
Closing Date: July 26
Heathrow Engineering also has a vacancy, with the successful candidate taking on essential work to keep the airport running smoothly.
An excerpt from the ad reads: “As an engineering technician, your role will be central to providing the best airport service in the world. The work you do will touch all aspects of life at Heathrow. That’s because our engineering team is involved in everything – from water to power, from rail to roads, from baggage systems to tracks. There is a wide range of exciting development, construction and maintenance projects on our £ 14 billion asset base. “
A Heathrow airport hotel has been compared to a “prison” after a guest quarantined for 10 days after arriving from a Red List country shared his experiences on TikTok.
The TikTok user, who goes by @ kamsworldoffashion35, is staying at the Crowne Plaza London Heathrow T4 after landing at Heathrow earlier this week.
Current government law states that anyone arriving in the UK from a Red List country must self-quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 10 days at their own expense at £ 1,750 per person.
In the TikTok video, which has been seen nearly 500,000 times, the woman tells her followers that guests staying at the hotel are allowed to leave their rooms to exercise in the locked parking lot for 20 minutes a day.
In the video, many people can be seen walking around the parking lot alone, although a man is wearing shorts and a t-shirt and jogging around the parking lot.
“This is where people come for the air,” the woman said in the video.
“It’s a closed area. People can leave their rooms for 20 minutes.
“Security brings them to this area and then you can walk here for 20 minutes.
“Get some fresh air, then go back to your room.”
After the exercise, the woman says that the guests are then escorted to their rooms by a security guard.
In the video, the woman shows the moment a security guard escorts her into an elevator and goes back to her room.
“Escorted to the room. The goal is to quarantine yourself in the room,” said the woman.
“The staff are very nice and helpful. They do their best to make people feel comfortable during these difficult times !!”
The woman explains in the video that she is always escorted out of her room because she is “not allowed to go anywhere on her own”.
In an earlier video, the woman shows when she checked into Crowne Plaza and says she has to pay £ 1,750 to stay for 10 days during the quarantine period.
It is not known where the woman traveled from, although she admits that she traveled from a Red List country.
As you might expect, hundreds of people viewed the comments section of the video – many in disbelief at what they saw.
One of them said: “It reminds me of walking dead. “
“Why is it like a prison? Another asked.
A third said: “Vibes of prison.”
A number of people have also questioned why the woman had been abroad in the first place.
“It wouldn’t happen if you didn’t go on vacation,” one said.
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A second added: “I’m sorry for the security guards. They put their lives at risk for vacationers.”
The woman who posted the video appeared to explain that she wanted to educate others about what goes on during quarantine in a hotel.
One person commented: “Why do people feel like she’s complaining? To me it seems like she’s just showing us what it is and the precautions taken.”
The post agreed and said, “Thank you dear for explaining this.”