• Azerbaijan's Hosting of Eurovision Song Contest a Success Despite Human Rights Complaints

    Shining in Rainbow colours, Azerbaijan's Crystal Hall has been bathing in pop-glory this week as Baku plays host to the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. Two semi-finals are being held during a week of musical extravagance which culminates with the contest finals on Saturday the 26th May. The contest is both loved and ridiculed across the continent but love it or hate it, the contest draws 125 million spectators from around the world and Azerbaijan will be keen to showcase itself to the global audience. However, away from the floodlit stadium and star-studded parties' human rights campaigners say the contest masks political and social repression that has plagued the country for years. Human Rights Lawyer Lela Yunnus: "So my message (to Eurovision) is that, it's shame on you that you did not...

    published: 24 May 2012
  • Iran continue to attack & humiliate Azerbaijan for hosting Eurovision song contest

    Iranian television contineue to attack and humiliate Republic of Azerbaijan for hosting Eurovision song contest .

    published: 23 May 2012
  • Azerbaijan criticised ahead of Eurovision

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Azerbaijan is hosting the Eurovision song contest, but already people are questioning the lack of transparency in funding the musical extravaganza. While the country may be rich in oil, some people say they are paying a heavy price for the singing competition, which the country won last year. The government has reduced spending on water improvement projects and has channeled one third of the existing funds to the Eurovision, despite lack of basic facilities like water supply to the people. Human rights activists have also come out on the streets to highlight its poor track record, as the country has come under global media spotlight. Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman reports from the capital, Baku. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people ...

    published: 26 May 2012
  • Azerbaijan will continue hosting chess tournaments

    Azerbaijan will continue hosting chess tournaments Azerbaijan will continue hosting chess tournaments We have reached the equator of the Olympiad. It is a rest day tomorrow and then real Olympiad will start. I do hope that the fans of chess and the media are pleased with the way the competition unfolds,” the press service of the Baku Chess Olympiad has quoted the director of the 42nd Chess Olympiad Operating Committee and Vice President of the Azerbaijan Chess Federation, Mr. Mahir Mammadov, as saying. Mahir Mammadov held a press conference for local and foreign journalists at the media center of the Baku Crystal Hall. He said extensive work had been done to prepare for the Olympiad. “When we were awarded the right to host this Olympiad, we set ourselves the goal of doing it at the highe...

    published: 09 Sep 2016
  • #INFEVision 2017 - Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan hosting the INFEVision 2017!

    published: 24 Nov 2017
  • Should Azerbaijan host Eurovision?

    Azerbaijan recently won the Eurovision song contest, but does it deserve to host next year's prominent European song competition, given its history of cultural genocide, political oppression, and support of terrorism? Azerbaijan's Support of Terrorism: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/country,,,QUERYRESPONSE,AZE,,3f7d4d577,0.html Cultural Genocide: http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/djulfa/index.html

    published: 10 Jun 2011
  • Pavlo Shylko: From hosting the contest to 'Sieben Sieben Eins Zwei'

    Pavlo Shylko is the spokesperson for UA:PBC for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. We asked him all about his very diverse Eurovision career.

    published: 30 Mar 2017
  • Azerbaijan President Calls For War -- On Twitter

    In a first for international politics, the president of Azerbaijan appears to have declared through Twitter the resumption of what had been a dormant conflict with its neighbor Armenia over a plot of territory that both claim as their own. At stake is the land known as Nagorno-Karabakh, a strip of land located entirely within Azerbaijan’s current borders... Read More At: http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/08/07/3468607/azerbaijan-armenia-twitter/ Clip from the Thursday, August 7th 2014 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday - friday 4-6pm Eastern. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follo...

    published: 08 Aug 2014
  • Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan

    published: 25 Oct 2006
  • Baku 2020: Welcome to Baku (Applicant city)

    Together We Can! The Baku 2020 Bid logo is inspired by the world-famous Azerbaijani carpets. In particular, the Bid logo's design is inspired by how, in these spectacular and valuable works of art, each brightly coloured individual thread is woven together with others to create something amazing, delightful, surprising and beautiful. The logo is not only a colourful representation of a carpet, the weave itself also subtly spells out Baku's 'dream date' of 2020. Finally, the Baku 2020 logo is a visual articulation of the central proposition of our Bid: bringing things together to create something much greater and more marvellous than simply the sum of their individual parts. The Baku 2020 Bid is not just concerned about what the Olympic Movement can do for Baku and Azerbaijan; it also ...

    published: 15 Jun 2012
  • AIESEC in Albania-Hosting Families

    EP from Azerbaijan promoting Hosting Families

    published: 30 Sep 2015
  • Azerbaijan Fails At Human Rights And Still Hosts Big Sporting Events

    Formula One racing's 2016 European Grand Prix is Sunday, and with a name like that, you'd think it'd be in Paris, London or Rome. But it's actually in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. "For a start, I don't know anything about Azerbaijan," four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel said. "So I know where the country is; I know it's next to the Caspian Sea, and Baku is right by the Caspian Sea, but that's about it." You might not have heard of Azerbaijan, either, a country that's at best considered on the edge of Europe and Asia. But its government is trying to change that by hosting more and more major sporting events. In 2015, Baku hosted the first European games — think the Olympics, but just Europe. The games cost over $1 billion to put on but struggled to gain international trac...

    published: 18 Jun 2016
  • Statue of Azerbaijan's leader confuses capital's residents

    (2 Oct 2012) 1. Monument to former Azerbaijan president Geidar Aliyev 2. Tilt up statue of Aliyev 3. Close inscription on statue reading "Heydar Aliyev 1923-2003" 4. Pan right man walking past statue 5. Tilt down of plaque in front of statue with dedication in English 6. Wide of monument 7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) vox pop, Miguel Angel Mendoza, student: "It's out of place more than anything." 8. Various of statue 9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) vox pop, Mariana Gasca, student: "They shouldn't spend millions of pesos on building monuments that have no purpose. It would be better to use it (the money) for public health or fixing the city so it looks better." 10. Wide of monument STORYLINE The appearance of a life-size statue of Azerbaijan's "founder of the nation" on Mexico City's elega...

    published: 31 Jul 2015
  • Baku residents say Eurovision has led to evictions

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe The Azerbaijani capital Baku will be hosting the final stage of the Eurovision Song contest, but rights activists say the preparations highlight govermnment corruption and human rights abuses. The Azaeri government have spent a record $100m dollars directly on one of the world's longest-running and most widely watched music events, but locals as part of those preparations, they have been forced out of their homes. Rights groups say they have proof that in the past few years, 4000 apartments have been demolished and up to 50,000 people have been evicted across the country . Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from Baku. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect...

    published: 24 May 2012
  • Sport in Azerbaijan

    Sport in Azerbaijan has ancient roots, and even now, both traditional and modern sports are still practiced. Freestyle wrestling has been traditionally regarded as Azerbaijan's national sport, in which Azerbaijan won up to fourteen medals, including four golds since joining the National Olympic Committee. Currently, the most popular sports include football and chess. Football is the most popular sport in Azerbaijan, and the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan with 9,122 registered players, is the largest sporting association in the country. The national football team of Azerbaijan demonstrates relatively low performance in the international arena compared to the nation football clubs. The most successful Azerbaijani football clubs are Neftchi Baku, Inter Baku, Qarabağ, and K...

    published: 08 May 2015
  • World Cup Arena Polo, Baku, Azerbaijan September 6 - 8, 2013

    1st Arena Polo World Cup Azerbaijan: Reviving a tradition - the world polo has a new destination - the Republic of Azerbaijan is hosting the 1st Arena World Cup Polo. From the 6th to the 8th of September the worlds leading polo players are participating in a world premiere: Bringing Polo home to its roots - to Azerbaijan. Team Chopard (ARG), Team Montblanc (USA), Team Bentley (GB) and Team Baltika (GER) will compete for the World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan. Top players such as Adrian Laplacette, Manolo Fernandez Llorente, Matias Vial Perez, Pablo Miguens, Satnam Dhillon, Raul Laplacette, Thomas Winter and many more will be part of this exciting tournament.

    published: 08 Sep 2013
  • Azerbaijan Independence Day celebrated in Torrance, California

    Report by CitiCABLE TV of Torrance, California Full program at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZP-T5JLh6o On October 18, 2017 the City of Torrance of the Los Angeles County hosted a celebration of Azerbaijan’s 26th Independence Day. Welcoming the guests, City Councilmember Heidi Ashcraft spoke of the significance of this day for the people of Azerbaijan, including many who call Torrance home. Then the floor was given to City Mayor Patrick Furey, who together with other City Councilmembers read aloud the proclamation declaring October 18, 2017 as Azerbaijan Independence Day in the City of Torrance. The proclamation highlights the fact that in the 20th century the people of Azerbaijan gained independence twice – in 1918 and 1991. Speaking of the first independence, the proclamation say...

    published: 27 Oct 2017
  • Baku State of Mind. Eurovision 2012, Azerbaijan

    The debut music video of the Caspian Dreamers, set on the shores of the sea in Baku, Azerbaijan. We welcome you to explore this magical city that will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2012. https://exploreazerbaijan.com https://www.facebook.com/exploreaz All rights belong to the owner of the video.

    published: 27 Jul 2013
  • Azerbaijan Business Case Competition 2013 - Final

    Alumni in Azerbaijan have been hosting an enormously innovative business case competition for Azerbaijani students since 2002. The Azerbaijani Business Case Competition (ABCC) was created by the MBA Enterprise Corps in response to a lack of business case analysis practice for students in Azerbaijan. At its inception, the US-Educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association (AAA) was given exclusive rights to plan and host the annual competition. "Azerbaijan Business Case Competition" has gained popularity within the student and business community as being the first and only Business Case competition in Azerbaijan. This annual event is supported by international companies and local businesses such as Baghlan Group, Pasha Bank, Azercell, Universal, BP, Exxon Mobil, Procter & Gamble, Garant Holding, SOC...

    published: 13 Jan 2014
  • Facing The Music Eurovision In Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan is hosting this year's Eurovision Song Contest. It's a big chance for this small, oil-rich country to step onto the world stage. But Azerbaijan has a poor human rights record and problems with corruption. So is it really an appropriate place to be hosting such a high-profile event? BBC Persian's Mehdi Parpanchi travels to Azerbaijan to find out more about the extraordinary changes this country has gone through since independence from the USSR and to ask what people there really think about Eurovision.

    published: 18 Jun 2012
  • oikotimes.com: First Rehearsal Azerbaijan Review

    The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It will take place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, following Ukraine’s victory at the 2016 contest in Stockholm with the song “1944”, written and performed by Jamala. This will be the second time the contest takes place in Kiev, after 2005, and the fourth Eurovision event after hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contests in 2009 and 2013. The contest is expected to consist of two semi-finals on 9 and 11 May and the final on 13 May 2017. Forty-two countries will participate in the 2017 contest. Portugal and Romania are to return to the contest, both having been absent from the 2016 edition. After returning in 2016, Bosnia and Herzegovina has withdrawn again due to financial di...

    published: 30 Apr 2017
  • Mehriban Aliyeva Azerbaijan recently became famous as a place hosting numerous musical and art festivals

    published: 26 Jul 2012
  • The BAKU Hidden City - Documentary 2017

    Discoveries BAKU Hidden City - Documentary 2017 Baku, capital of Azerbaijan has made impressive progress in reshaping its skyline and image - with cutting edge modern buildings and its hosting of international sporting events. In Baku mankind’s most ancient rituals are giving way to cutting-edge modern architecture. Once a cultural meeting point, the city is again working towards becoming a world player, where East meets West. In this National Geographic channel’s documentary, discover what makes Baku unique, unearth the secrets behind its streets and let its ancient traditions mesmerize you. This is Hidden Cities Revealed: Baku ➤Subscribe : http://goo.gl/axCH6W Thank you for watching my video and please subscribe me on youtube !

    published: 16 Nov 2017
  • Planning trip to Azerbaijan

    In Baku, Azerbaijan planning the NDPT visit in October 2012. Met the Azeri Minister of Youth and Sport, Mr. Aad Rahimov, who pledged the support of the Ministry hosting the Danish team while in Azerbaijan.

    published: 13 Feb 2012
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Azerbaijan's Hosting of Eurovision Song Contest a Success Despite Human Rights Complaints

Azerbaijan's Hosting of Eurovision Song Contest a Success Despite Human Rights Complaints

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Shining in Rainbow colours, Azerbaijan's Crystal Hall has been bathing in pop-glory this week as Baku plays host to the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. Two semi-finals are being held during a week of musical extravagance which culminates with the contest finals on Saturday the 26th May. The contest is both loved and ridiculed across the continent but love it or hate it, the contest draws 125 million spectators from around the world and Azerbaijan will be keen to showcase itself to the global audience. However, away from the floodlit stadium and star-studded parties' human rights campaigners say the contest masks political and social repression that has plagued the country for years. Human Rights Lawyer Lela Yunnus: "So my message (to Eurovision) is that, it's shame on you that you did not support democratisation and freedoms in Azerbaijan, the rule of law in Azerbaijan, that you did not support our whole nation and our society. You just support the corruption, ruling mafia clans." The contest has also triggered an international row between Azerbaijan and neighbouring Iran after a senior Iranian cleric raised concerns that the Eurovision might include anti-Islamic behaviour and a gay parade. The Azeri government was not impressed. Azeri Spokesperson Elman Abdullaev: "Azerbaijan is in fact pursuing its foreign policy, specially vis-a-vis its neighbours, based on good neighbourhood policy which is normally based on mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs. This is the way we approach our neighbours. We try to respect them, and we ask respect, the same respect, from them." Despite the controversy the 134 Million USD stadium will come alive on Saturday with the winning act being chosen the same night by viewers and judges across Europe.
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Iran continue to attack &  humiliate Azerbaijan for hosting Eurovision song contest

Iran continue to attack & humiliate Azerbaijan for hosting Eurovision song contest

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Iranian television contineue to attack and humiliate Republic of Azerbaijan for hosting Eurovision song contest .
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Azerbaijan criticised ahead of Eurovision

Azerbaijan criticised ahead of Eurovision

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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Azerbaijan is hosting the Eurovision song contest, but already people are questioning the lack of transparency in funding the musical extravaganza. While the country may be rich in oil, some people say they are paying a heavy price for the singing competition, which the country won last year. The government has reduced spending on water improvement projects and has channeled one third of the existing funds to the Eurovision, despite lack of basic facilities like water supply to the people. Human rights activists have also come out on the streets to highlight its poor track record, as the country has come under global media spotlight. Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman reports from the capital, Baku. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Azerbaijan will continue hosting chess tournaments

Azerbaijan will continue hosting chess tournaments

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Azerbaijan will continue hosting chess tournaments Azerbaijan will continue hosting chess tournaments We have reached the equator of the Olympiad. It is a rest day tomorrow and then real Olympiad will start. I do hope that the fans of chess and the media are pleased with the way the competition unfolds,” the press service of the Baku Chess Olympiad has quoted the director of the 42nd Chess Olympiad Operating Committee and Vice President of the Azerbaijan Chess Federation, Mr. Mahir Mammadov, as saying. Mahir Mammadov held a press conference for local and foreign journalists at the media center of the Baku Crystal Hall. He said extensive work had been done to prepare for the Olympiad. “When we were awarded the right to host this Olympiad, we set ourselves the goal of doing it at the highest possible level. Our goal was to make the Olympiad a celebration of chess. Preparations were very intense. It would be immodest of me to say what makes the Baku Olympiad different from others, but I think an objective assessment of the Olympiad will be given after it has been completed. We are doing our best to create favorable conditions for all Olympiad participants,” Mahir Mammadov said. Saying that he was unable to see the games of Azerbaijani chess players being too busy attending to organizational matters as director of the Operating Committee, Mahir Mammadov noted, “I can’t say I have seen anyone’s performance quite well. I simply monitor the atmosphere in the teams and have very superficial information about what openings and combinations are played. It is certainly delightful that our men’s team is among leaders, while other women have lost only one point so far.” Mahir Mammadov also touched upon the issues emerging during the Olympiad. “Whenever there is a problem, we try to address it immediately. No matter how well you may be prepared for a competition, unforeseen situations are unavoidable. Serious attention is being paid to stopping outside interference in chess games. There is strict control over access to the building. It was announced before the games that captains could leave the building only once. However, the captain of the Greek team violated this rule, which is why security did not want to let him back into the playing hall,” Mammadov said. The Azerbaijan men’s and women’s teams wear uniforms different from other teams. This idea came from a member of the Operating Committee. “It wasn’t my idea. This suggestion was made by a member of the Operating Committee. We wanted to wear special uniforms in a number of previous competitions, but the proposed options were rejected because they were not fashionable enough. The present outfit looks nice,” he said. Noting that the activity of SOCAR-Azerbaijan chess club had been temporarily suspended due to the Olympiad, Mahir Mammadov said foreign guests would continue arriving in Baku in the coming days to attend the FIDE Congress. “We expect the arrival of high-profile visitors. I would not like to name them, but one of the key events on the agenda is the presentation of the venue of the next Olympiad,” Mahir Mammadov added. The director of the Chess Olympiad Operating Committee said the Olympiad had ushered a holiday of chess in Baku. “Our initial goal was to attract visitors and create a holiday atmosphere. We have coped with this mission. One can sense the holiday atmosphere in the city. There is a wonderful exhibition and entertainment area at Crystal Hall. There is a lot to see on the subject of chess. I would like to invite everyone to the hospitality zone,” he said. Although it is a rest day tomorrow, no official activities for chess players are envisaged. Explaining the reasons for that, Mahir Mammadov said, “There is a Bermuda Party for our visitors tonight. The beauty and infrastructure of Baku are at the disposal of all our guests. We did not organize a special program. First of all, the number of guests is too big. On the one hand, we are pleased with that, but, on the other, it is difficult to think of something for such a large group of people. We have organized the Olympiad around the boulevard. I would recommend that visitors see the Old City,” Mammadov noted. In conclusion, Mahir Mammadov said Azerbaijan would continue its efforts to organize prestigious chess tournaments. “Azerbaijan will not abandon its efforts to host chess tournaments. We will carry on with our usual tournaments. The Vugar Hashimov Memorial has been held in Shamkir for three years now. We will continue to organize this tournament. We are receiving suggestions to host a Chess Olympiad for children and FIDE Grand Prix events. We will start discussing these suggestions as soon as the Olympiad is over,” Mammadov concluded. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "India vs Newzealand Kolkata test live streaming day 1 post lunch session" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT9ljKf89yc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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#INFEVision 2017 - Azerbaijan

#INFEVision 2017 - Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan hosting the INFEVision 2017!
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Should Azerbaijan host Eurovision?

Should Azerbaijan host Eurovision?

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Azerbaijan recently won the Eurovision song contest, but does it deserve to host next year's prominent European song competition, given its history of cultural genocide, political oppression, and support of terrorism? Azerbaijan's Support of Terrorism: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/country,,,QUERYRESPONSE,AZE,,3f7d4d577,0.html Cultural Genocide: http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/djulfa/index.html
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Pavlo Shylko: From hosting the contest to 'Sieben Sieben Eins Zwei'

Pavlo Shylko: From hosting the contest to 'Sieben Sieben Eins Zwei'

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Pavlo Shylko is the spokesperson for UA:PBC for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. We asked him all about his very diverse Eurovision career.
https://wn.com/Pavlo_Shylko_From_Hosting_The_Contest_To_'Sieben_Sieben_Eins_Zwei'
Azerbaijan President Calls For War -- On Twitter

Azerbaijan President Calls For War -- On Twitter

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In a first for international politics, the president of Azerbaijan appears to have declared through Twitter the resumption of what had been a dormant conflict with its neighbor Armenia over a plot of territory that both claim as their own. At stake is the land known as Nagorno-Karabakh, a strip of land located entirely within Azerbaijan’s current borders... Read More At: http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/08/07/3468607/azerbaijan-armenia-twitter/ Clip from the Thursday, August 7th 2014 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday - friday 4-6pm Eastern. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk Friends Of SecularTalk: http://www.facebook.com/beastofreason AMAZON LINK: (Bookmark this link to support the show for free!!!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20
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Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

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Baku 2020: Welcome to Baku (Applicant city)

Baku 2020: Welcome to Baku (Applicant city)

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Together We Can! The Baku 2020 Bid logo is inspired by the world-famous Azerbaijani carpets. In particular, the Bid logo's design is inspired by how, in these spectacular and valuable works of art, each brightly coloured individual thread is woven together with others to create something amazing, delightful, surprising and beautiful. The logo is not only a colourful representation of a carpet, the weave itself also subtly spells out Baku's 'dream date' of 2020. Finally, the Baku 2020 logo is a visual articulation of the central proposition of our Bid: bringing things together to create something much greater and more marvellous than simply the sum of their individual parts. The Baku 2020 Bid is not just concerned about what the Olympic Movement can do for Baku and Azerbaijan; it also cares deeply about what Baku and Azerbaijan can in turn do for the Olympic Movement. We believe there is a close synergy between us: that Baku can offer enormous benefits back to the Olympic Movement if it is granted the honour of hosting the Games in 2020. This concept of 'coming together' is at the very heart of Azerbaijan history and culture. The logo is therefore full of local meaning and provenance. It is not mere decoration, it is a graphical articulation of the Bid's slogan -- "Together we can". Each individual colourful thread contributes to making the whole weave stronger and more beautiful. Likewise, we believe that, with the Olympic Movement, - together we can develop, inspire and empower millions of young sportsmen and women; - together we can accelerate the development of team sports in Azerbaijan, as well as introduce new sports into the country, so benefitting young and old, men and women; - together we can spread the values of Olympism to a region of the world that will benefit enormously from these values, putting sport and its importance at the forefront of our society; - together we can nourish new dreams, new friendships and new understandings between competitors, spectators and people that will extend far beyond Azerbaijan and the Olympic Games themselves; - together we can host a fabulous Olympic and Paralympic Games. (http://baku2020.com)
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AIESEC in Albania-Hosting Families

AIESEC in Albania-Hosting Families

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EP from Azerbaijan promoting Hosting Families
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Azerbaijan Fails At Human Rights And Still Hosts Big Sporting Events

Azerbaijan Fails At Human Rights And Still Hosts Big Sporting Events

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Formula One racing's 2016 European Grand Prix is Sunday, and with a name like that, you'd think it'd be in Paris, London or Rome. But it's actually in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. "For a start, I don't know anything about Azerbaijan," four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel said. "So I know where the country is; I know it's next to the Caspian Sea, and Baku is right by the Caspian Sea, but that's about it." You might not have heard of Azerbaijan, either, a country that's at best considered on the edge of Europe and Asia. But its government is trying to change that by hosting more and more major sporting events. In 2015, Baku hosted the first European games — think the Olympics, but just Europe. The games cost over $1 billion to put on but struggled to gain international traction. And in 2020, Baku will be part of soccer's European Championship, along with a dozen other cities scattered across the Continent. Azerbaijan has moved into sports advertising, as well. Atletico Madrid won the Spanish league title in 2014 with "Azerbaijan" on their uniforms. But just because Azerbaijan is trying to become a household name doesn't mean it wants you to know everything about the country. "Azerbaijan is pretty much left without any independent voices," a representative from Amnesty International told The Guardian. Azerbaijan has come under fire for cracking down on journalists and others who speak out against its ruling elite. According to Reporters Without Borders' press freedom rankings, it's in the bottom 10 percent among world nations. But organizers of events in Azerbaijan have largely chosen to stay silent about that, saying they don't want to mix sports and politics. In any case, Azerbaijan isn't alone. More and more international events are being hosted by countries that aren't viewed as truly democratic, often because they're the ones that have both the money to put up such an expensive event and the consolidated power to make the call. This video includes clips from Ferrari, Baku Media Center and The Guardian and images from Getty Images. Newsy is your source for concise, unbiased video news and analysis covering the top stories from around the world. With persistent curiosity and no agenda, we strive to fuel meaningful conversations by highlighting multiple sides of every story. Newsy delivers the news and perspective you need without the hype and bias common to many news sources. See more at http://www.newsy.com/ Like Newsy on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newsyvideos/
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Statue of Azerbaijan's leader confuses capital's residents

Statue of Azerbaijan's leader confuses capital's residents

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(2 Oct 2012) 1. Monument to former Azerbaijan president Geidar Aliyev 2. Tilt up statue of Aliyev 3. Close inscription on statue reading "Heydar Aliyev 1923-2003" 4. Pan right man walking past statue 5. Tilt down of plaque in front of statue with dedication in English 6. Wide of monument 7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) vox pop, Miguel Angel Mendoza, student: "It's out of place more than anything." 8. Various of statue 9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) vox pop, Mariana Gasca, student: "They shouldn't spend millions of pesos on building monuments that have no purpose. It would be better to use it (the money) for public health or fixing the city so it looks better." 10. Wide of monument STORYLINE The appearance of a life-size statue of Azerbaijan's "founder of the nation" on Mexico City's elegant Reforma Avenue, not far from Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln and Mexico's national heroes, was raising eyebrows and protests on Tuesday. The Stalin-esque, bronze statue of Heydar Aliyev, the late authoritarian leader of the Caucasus republic, carries a plaque calling him "a brilliant example of infinite devotion to the motherland, loyal to the universal ideals of world peace." The monument, erected in late August, shows Aliyev sitting in a bronze chair in front of what appears to be an enormous, white marble map of Azerbaijan. "It's out of place more than anything," said Miguel Angel Mendoza, an 18-year-old high school student who was walking past the monument to the longtime ruler, who led Azerbaijan first as Communist Party boss during Soviet times and then as president from 1993 to 2003. It emerged that Azerbaijan contributed much of the 65 million pesos (5 million US dollars) it cost to renovate two Mexico City parks, allowing it to put monuments in both. Critics say that Aliyev, who stifled dissent, shouldn't be on a boulevard decorated with statues to Mexican and foreign heroes. It wouldn't be the first time that Azerbaijani PR efforts have drawn criticism. Rights groups protested Azerbaijan's hosting of the Eurovision song contest, and the radical feminist group Femen protested its hosting of this year's European Cup soccer championship. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4415b34c97114b88d9181c680530af11 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Baku residents say Eurovision has led to evictions

Baku residents say Eurovision has led to evictions

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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe The Azerbaijani capital Baku will be hosting the final stage of the Eurovision Song contest, but rights activists say the preparations highlight govermnment corruption and human rights abuses. The Azaeri government have spent a record $100m dollars directly on one of the world's longest-running and most widely watched music events, but locals as part of those preparations, they have been forced out of their homes. Rights groups say they have proof that in the past few years, 4000 apartments have been demolished and up to 50,000 people have been evicted across the country . Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from Baku. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Sport in Azerbaijan

Sport in Azerbaijan

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Sport in Azerbaijan has ancient roots, and even now, both traditional and modern sports are still practiced. Freestyle wrestling has been traditionally regarded as Azerbaijan's national sport, in which Azerbaijan won up to fourteen medals, including four golds since joining the National Olympic Committee. Currently, the most popular sports include football and chess. Football is the most popular sport in Azerbaijan, and the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan with 9,122 registered players, is the largest sporting association in the country. The national football team of Azerbaijan demonstrates relatively low performance in the international arena compared to the nation football clubs. The most successful Azerbaijani football clubs are Neftchi Baku, Inter Baku, Qarabağ, and Khazar Lankaran. In 2012, Neftchi Baku became the first Azerbaijani team to advance to the group stage of a European competition, beating APOEL of Cyprus 4-2 on aggregate in the play-off round of the 2012-13 UEFA Europa League. In 2014, Qarabağ became the second Azerbaijani club advancing to the group stage of UEFA Europa League. Futsal is another popular sport in Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijan national futsal team reached fourth place in the 2010 UEFA Futsal Championship, while domestic club Araz Naxçivan clinched bronze medals at the 2009–10 UEFA Futsal Cup and 2013–14 UEFA Futsal Cup. Azerbaijan is the main sponsor of Spanish football club Atlético de Madrid, a partnership that the club describes should 'promote the image of Azerbaijan in the world'. Azerbaijan is one of the traditional powerhouses of world chess, having hosted many international chess tournaments and competitions and became European Team Chess Championship winners in 2009 and 2013. Notable chess players from country's chess schools that made a great impact on the game in world, includes Teimour Radjabov, Shahriyar Mammadyarov, Vladimir Makogonov, Vugar Gashimov and former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov. As of 2014, country's home of Shamkir Chess a category 22 event and one of the highest rated tournaments of all time. Backgammon also plays a major role in Azerbaijani culture. The game is very popular in Azerbaijan and is widely played among the local public. There are also different variations of backgammon developed and analyzed by Azerbaijani experts. Azerbaijan is one of the leading volleyball countries in the world and its Azerbaijan Women's Volleyball Super League is one of strongest women leagues in world. Its women's national team came fourth at the 2005 European Championship. Over the last years, clubs like Rabita Baku and Azerrail Baku achieved great success at European cups. Azerbaijani volleyball players include likes of Valeriya Korotenko, Oksana Parkhomenko, Inessa Korkmaz, Natalya Mammadova and Alla Hasanova. Azerbaijan has a Formula One race-track and country will be hosting its first Formula One Grand Prix in 2016. Other well-known Azerbaijani athletes are Namig Abdullayev, Toghrul Asgarov, Rovshan Bayramov, Sharif Sharifov, Mariya Stadnik and Farid Mansurov in wrestling, Elnur Mammadli, Elkhan Mammadov and Nazim Huseynov in judo, Rafael Aghayev in karate, Magomedrasul Majidov and Aghasi Mammadov in boxing, Nizami Pashayev in Olympic weightlifting, Azad Asgarov in pankration, Eduard Mammadov in kickboxing, and K-1 fighter Zabit Samedov. Azerbaijan hosted several major sport competitions in last decade, including the 2013 F1 Powerboat World Championship, 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, 2011 AIBA World Boxing Championships, 2010 European Wrestling Championships, 2009 Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships, 2014 European Taekwondo Championships. On 8 December 2012, Baku was selected to host the 2015 European Games, the first to be held in competition's history. The most important annual sporting events held in the country are Baku Cup and Tour d'Azerbaïdjan cycling race.
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World Cup Arena Polo, Baku, Azerbaijan September 6 - 8, 2013

World Cup Arena Polo, Baku, Azerbaijan September 6 - 8, 2013

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1st Arena Polo World Cup Azerbaijan: Reviving a tradition - the world polo has a new destination - the Republic of Azerbaijan is hosting the 1st Arena World Cup Polo. From the 6th to the 8th of September the worlds leading polo players are participating in a world premiere: Bringing Polo home to its roots - to Azerbaijan. Team Chopard (ARG), Team Montblanc (USA), Team Bentley (GB) and Team Baltika (GER) will compete for the World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan. Top players such as Adrian Laplacette, Manolo Fernandez Llorente, Matias Vial Perez, Pablo Miguens, Satnam Dhillon, Raul Laplacette, Thomas Winter and many more will be part of this exciting tournament.
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Azerbaijan Independence Day celebrated in Torrance, California

Azerbaijan Independence Day celebrated in Torrance, California

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Report by CitiCABLE TV of Torrance, California Full program at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZP-T5JLh6o On October 18, 2017 the City of Torrance of the Los Angeles County hosted a celebration of Azerbaijan’s 26th Independence Day. Welcoming the guests, City Councilmember Heidi Ashcraft spoke of the significance of this day for the people of Azerbaijan, including many who call Torrance home. Then the floor was given to City Mayor Patrick Furey, who together with other City Councilmembers read aloud the proclamation declaring October 18, 2017 as Azerbaijan Independence Day in the City of Torrance. The proclamation highlights the fact that in the 20th century the people of Azerbaijan gained independence twice – in 1918 and 1991. Speaking of the first independence, the proclamation says that in 1918 Azerbaijan became the first secular democracy in the Muslim world, even granting voting rights to women in 1919 - for the first time among Muslim nations. Stressing Azerbaijan’s restoration of independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the document states that Azerbaijan has consolidated its freedom, sovereignty and independence over the last 26 years and has become a strategic ally and the largest trade partner of the U.S. in the critically important South Caucasus region. The proclamation was presented to Azerbaijan’s Consul General in Los Angeles Nasimi Aghayev. Then the national flags of Azerbaijan and the U.S. were solemnly brought in by members of the North Torrance High Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. National anthems of both countries were played afterwards. Then, Consul General Aghayev was invited to the floor. Aghayev thanked the City Council for hosting this momentous celebration, which, he said, “speaks a lot about the strong commitment of Torrance to the ideals of freedom, independence, multiculturalism and tolerance.” Highlighting Azerbaijan’s achievements as an independent nation since 1991, Consul General Aghayev stressed particularly the fact that today Azerbaijan is internationally regarded as an exemplary working model of multi-faith tolerance and harmony, creating an inclusive environment where representatives of Muslim, Christian, Jewish and other communities continue to live in peace and dignity together. Aghayev also informed the audience about the strong and strategic Azerbaijan-U.S. partnership. Speaking afterwards, Bishop Juan Carlos Mendez, Founder of Churches in Action and leader of the Los Angeles Interfaith Council, and Mahomed A. Khan, a renowned representative of the Los Angeles Muslim community, emphasized the strong traditions of interreligious tolerance and multiculturalism in Azerbaijan, which, they said, should be a role model for many nations in the region and beyond.
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Baku State of Mind. Eurovision 2012, Azerbaijan

Baku State of Mind. Eurovision 2012, Azerbaijan

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The debut music video of the Caspian Dreamers, set on the shores of the sea in Baku, Azerbaijan. We welcome you to explore this magical city that will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2012. https://exploreazerbaijan.com https://www.facebook.com/exploreaz All rights belong to the owner of the video.
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Azerbaijan Business Case Competition 2013 - Final

Azerbaijan Business Case Competition 2013 - Final

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Alumni in Azerbaijan have been hosting an enormously innovative business case competition for Azerbaijani students since 2002. The Azerbaijani Business Case Competition (ABCC) was created by the MBA Enterprise Corps in response to a lack of business case analysis practice for students in Azerbaijan. At its inception, the US-Educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association (AAA) was given exclusive rights to plan and host the annual competition. "Azerbaijan Business Case Competition" has gained popularity within the student and business community as being the first and only Business Case competition in Azerbaijan. This annual event is supported by international companies and local businesses such as Baghlan Group, Pasha Bank, Azercell, Universal, BP, Exxon Mobil, Procter & Gamble, Garant Holding, SOCAR AQS, Statoil, Chevron, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst&Young and the American Chamber of Commerce. More than 80 teams, representing 12 universities, applied for participation in the 2013 competition but only 27 teams made it to the final round. On the final day of the 2013 ABCC, the 27 finalist teams were divided into four groups, and the best team from each group was admitted to the Grand Final round of competition. The 2013 ABCC was so successful that the AAA plans to expand the competition internationally in 2014.
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Facing The Music Eurovision In Azerbaijan

Facing The Music Eurovision In Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan is hosting this year's Eurovision Song Contest. It's a big chance for this small, oil-rich country to step onto the world stage. But Azerbaijan has a poor human rights record and problems with corruption. So is it really an appropriate place to be hosting such a high-profile event? BBC Persian's Mehdi Parpanchi travels to Azerbaijan to find out more about the extraordinary changes this country has gone through since independence from the USSR and to ask what people there really think about Eurovision.
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oikotimes.com: First Rehearsal Azerbaijan Review

oikotimes.com: First Rehearsal Azerbaijan Review

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The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It will take place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, following Ukraine’s victory at the 2016 contest in Stockholm with the song “1944”, written and performed by Jamala. This will be the second time the contest takes place in Kiev, after 2005, and the fourth Eurovision event after hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contests in 2009 and 2013. The contest is expected to consist of two semi-finals on 9 and 11 May and the final on 13 May 2017. Forty-two countries will participate in the 2017 contest. Portugal and Romania are to return to the contest, both having been absent from the 2016 edition. After returning in 2016, Bosnia and Herzegovina has withdrawn again due to financial difficulties. Russia announced their withdrawal on 13 April 2017, after their singer, Yulia Samoylova, was banned from entering Ukraine after the government said she had illegally travelled directly to Crimea, a region that was annexed by Russia in 2014, to give a performance. The European Broadcasting Union condemned Ukraine’s actions. The contest will take place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, following Ukraine’s victory at the 2016 contest with the song “1944”, performed by Jamala. The International Exhibition Centre, which was announced as the host venue on 9 September 2016, has a capacity of approximately 11,000 attendees and is the largest exhibition centre in Kiev. Located in the western portion of Livoberezhna microdistrict, the centre was opened in October 2002, and the head of the centre since its construction was Anatoly Tkachenko.
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Mehriban Aliyeva  Azerbaijan recently became famous as a place hosting numerous  musical and art festivals

Mehriban Aliyeva Azerbaijan recently became famous as a place hosting numerous musical and art festivals

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The BAKU Hidden City - Documentary 2017

The BAKU Hidden City - Documentary 2017

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Discoveries BAKU Hidden City - Documentary 2017 Baku, capital of Azerbaijan has made impressive progress in reshaping its skyline and image - with cutting edge modern buildings and its hosting of international sporting events. In Baku mankind’s most ancient rituals are giving way to cutting-edge modern architecture. Once a cultural meeting point, the city is again working towards becoming a world player, where East meets West. In this National Geographic channel’s documentary, discover what makes Baku unique, unearth the secrets behind its streets and let its ancient traditions mesmerize you. This is Hidden Cities Revealed: Baku ➤Subscribe : http://goo.gl/axCH6W Thank you for watching my video and please subscribe me on youtube !
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Planning trip to Azerbaijan

Planning trip to Azerbaijan

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In Baku, Azerbaijan planning the NDPT visit in October 2012. Met the Azeri Minister of Youth and Sport, Mr. Aad Rahimov, who pledged the support of the Ministry hosting the Danish team while in Azerbaijan.
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