Academy

An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.

The original Academy

Before Akademia was a school, and even before Cimon enclosed its precincts with a wall, it contained a sacred grove of olive trees dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, outside the city walls of ancient Athens. The archaic name for the site was Hekademia, which by classical times evolved into Akademia and was explained, at least as early as the beginning of the 6th century BC, by linking it to an Athenian hero, a legendary "Akademos". The site of Akademia was sacred to Athena and other immortals.

Plato's immediate successors as "scholarch" of Akademia were Speusippus (347–339 BC), Xenocrates (339–314 BC), Polemon (314–269 BC), Crates (ca. 269–266 BC), and Arcesilaus (ca. 266–240 BC). Later scholarchs include Lacydes of Cyrene, Carneades, Clitomachus, and Philo of Larissa ("the last undisputed head of the Academy"). Other notable members of Akademia include Aristotle, Heraclides Ponticus, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Philip of Opus, Crantor, and Antiochus of Ascalon.

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Egyptian actor Hesham Selim dies at 64

Gulf News 22 Sep 2022
Dubai ... He was 64 ... He graduated from the Collège de la Sainte Famille (Jésuites) and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London after graduating from the High Institute of Tourism and Hotels in 1981 ... ....
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Prominent actor Hisham Selim passes away at 64

Egypt Today 22 Sep 2022
CAIRO – 22 September 2022. Prominent Egyptian actor Hisham Selim passed away at the age of 64, after a struggle with cancer.  .  .  .   ...  .  .  .   ... He graduated from the Institute of Tourism and Hotels in 1981, and then completed free studies at the Royal Academy in the British capital, London.   ... ....
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Integrating culture and tourism major goal of document

China Daily 21 Sep 2022
"During the 14th Five-Year Plan period, the integration of culture and tourism will enter a more substantive stage of development," said Zhan Dongmei, an associate research fellow at the China Tourism Academy ... Wu Liyun, an associate professor at the Beijing International Studies University's China Academy of Culture and Tourism, agreed....
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China plans easier border entry rules for some foreign tourists

Gulf Daily News 20 Sep 2022
... it easier for some foreigners to enter China for visits to tourism sites along the Chinese border ... "I think cross-border tourism will recover, though I can't predict when," said Yang Jinsong, head of the international tourism institute at China Tourism Academy, a state think-tank....
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China could ease border entry rules for foreign tourists, 1st time since 2020

Hindustan Times 20 Sep 2022
"I think cross-border tourism will recover, though I can't predict when," said Yang Jinsong, head of the international tourism institute at China Tourism Academy, a state think-tank. "It depends on the COVID situation and the effects of virus control measures, which the tourism department can't decide."....
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Sports sector contributes $2.45bn to Dubai economy in 2021

Arab News 20 Sep 2022
The study analyzed and calculated the economic contribution of sports across different areas of the industry, including sports tourism, investment in sports training academies, sports events, and others.” ... The council’s latest strategy focuses on sports clubs, sporting infrastructure, esports, sports tourism, and sports technology....
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International Affairs Committee members visit the Seychelles Tourism Academy |19 September 2022

Nation 19 Sep 2022
Insufficient allowances, a lack of freshly prepared food at the tuck shop, long working hours when on work attachment and sexual harassments among other abuses are some of the concerns expressed by a group of Seychelles Tourism Academy students enrolled on certificate and advanced certificate studies and advanced diploma in Hospitality Management....
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Mansoor Bin Mohammed: Sports sector contributes Dh9 billion to Dubai’s economy annually

Gulf News 19 Sep 2022
... in addition to being a destination for business, tourism and education ... The study analysed and calculated the economic contribution of sports across different areas of the industry, including sports tourism, investment in sports training academies, sports events, and others....
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Banning coffee shops on Hà Nội’s ‘train street’: Better solutions should be sought

Vietnam News 17 Sep 2022
HÀ NỘI — The closure order of coffee shops along the railway line in Hà Nội has made lots of tourists and business households disappointed with some suggesting solutions to develop tourism while ensuring safety ... The train street in Hà Nội has become a tourism spot because it is rare to find a place with coffee shops right next to the railway line....
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Tourism Through the Ages: The Human Desire to Explore

Ancient Origins 16 Sep 2022
Tourism was far less common in ancient times than it is today, but that certainly doesn’t mean it didn’t occur at all ... However, tourism didn’t necessarily look the same then as it does now ... Tourism as we think of it has not always existed ... Tourism in the Middle Ages ... https.//study.com/academy/lesson/a-historical-view-of-tourism.html ... Tourism Teacher....
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Electoral Commission takes voter registration closer to public |15 September 2022

Nation 15 Sep 2022
Targets first-time voters ... According to its chief registration officer, Sheena Boniface, they have set up locations at STC Hypermarket, Independence House as well as at the Seychelles Tourism Academy ... This year’s theme for International Day of Democracy is ‘Protecting Press Freedom for Democracy’ ... .......
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China sees increase in domestic tourism during the Mid-Autumn Festival

China Daily 14 Sep 2022
China Tourism Academy predicted that the domestic tourist visits will hit 3.98 billion to realize 3.81 trillion yuan in the tourism revenue this year, and see an increase of ......
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Castro: High School Career Academy boosts students’ workforce readiness

Guam Pacific Daily News 14 Sep 2022
In the summer of 2018, the Guam Department of Education held a one-week training involving their high school administration, teachers and counselors on the merits of establishing career academy programs at the high schools in Guam ... Career Academy ... The Career Academy Advisory Board ......

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