Tuesday, May 31, 2011

UB Post News 2011.05.31

Links to articles in the UB Post, Ulaanbaatar's English-language newspaper
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HOME NEWS

UNESCO Registers Two Mongolian Books as Documentary Heritage
31.05.2011: Two Mongolian books were added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register list during a meeting of the International Advisory Committee of the Memory of the World Program in Manchester, United Kingdom from May 22-25.

MINING & MINERALS

Hunnu Coal Buys Majority Stake in Mongolia Coking Coal Project
24.05.2011: Hunnu Coal Ltd. said on Monday that it has bought Rio Tinto PLC’s (RIO) 70%controlling interest in the Altai Nuurs joint coal venture in southwestern Mongolia for a $23 million AUSD in a cash payment upon signature of the deal and a further $17 million AUSD in deferred payments.

POLITICS

Mongolia Is Not Forgotten
31.05.2011: On Sunday Jeremy Browne, a British Liberal Democrat MP for Taunton Deane and Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office since 2010, arrived as part of the British delegation to Mongolia in an effort to improve ties between the two nations. He spent the day at a variety of talks in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the vice president and discussing various ways in which British-Mongolian co-operation can be improved.

CULTURE & ARTS

Umnugobi Returns to UB
31.05.2011: Umnugobi’s Cultural Days are being organized in Ulaanbaatar after 25 discontented years for the arrival of Umnugobi people in UB. The Cultural Days began with the opening of a Gobi Partnership-2011 exhibition in Sukhbaatar Square on May 29th. Numerous companies who run businesses in Umnugobi presented their products and activities.

ENTERTAINMENT

Nights of Ballet
31.05.2011: The Head of the Mongolian Ballet’s Development Foundation; the much acclaimed dancer D.Altankhuyag, is preparing a “Night of Ballet” in Ulaanbaatar from June 19th to 25th, 2011, the first time such a dance festival has been held.

OPINION

10 Simple Tips For Healthy Living
31.05.2011: With all the emphasis on maintaining a healthy lifestyle sometimes we overlook some of the basic things that help us accomplish this. We are going to look at some of these today. Many may seem to be a matter of common sense, but if you follow these you will be on your way to healthy living.

ECONOMIC

Mongolia, Ukraine Discuss Trade, Economic Cooperation
27.05.2011: The 5th meeting of the Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Mongolian Commission for Trade-Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation is taking place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

BUSINESS

Crude Falls as OPEC Pumps More in May
31.05.2011: Brent crude fell below USD 115 a barrel on Monday, weighed down by expectations that OPEC’s oil output in May would come in higher than April, while investors also kept an eye on demand from top consumer the United States as the summer driving season begins.

SPORTS

Mongolia Hosting Women’s Volleyball Competition
31.05.2011: AAt an executive committee’s meeting of the Asian Students Sports Association, which ran May 22-24 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Mongolia won the right to organize the women’s volleyball competition in April next year.

TRAVEL

Greater Travel, Greater Opportunities
20.05.2011: As Mongolian foreign relation have been progressing steadily in recent years, the number of Mongolians visiting the United States of America, Japan, and Hong Kong has been increasing year by year.