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Initially their idea was sold as an insert to be used in other shoes that had no shape. Their company took off as a major manufacturer of orthopedic inserts. They were called “footbed supports” and the term ‘footbed’ became a legal trademark of the Birkenstock company.

As time went by they realized that their novel footbed support concept could be extended into different types of footwear that they could make themselves. The original sandals they developed were intended to give the wearer a near barefoot experience while still providing fantastic support and protection of the wearer’s sole. Little did they realize how much of a revolution they would create in the shoe and footwear industry.

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From their humble beginnings as simple shoemakers, Birkenstocks have become producers of some of the most recognized bunk beds for kids and sandals in the world. They are available in hundreds of styles, materials and colours that will suit just about anyone’s needs and personality. And they have done it by sticking to their basic philosophy: make them comfortable and make them last.

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The Belt and Road initiative, proposed by Beijing in 2013, has opened the door for Ukrainian companies to join hands with Chinese partners in implementing mutually-beneficial projects, he said.

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He noted that Chinese businessmen are also ready to bring their capabilities to the development of seaports in Ukraine, helping the East European country to improve its logistic infrastructure.

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Serving between 2011 and 2015 as a head of Foreign Economic Affairs department at Ukraine's Economic Development and Trade Ministry, Osypenko was one of the main enthusiasts in the Ukrainian government, who pushed forward Kiev's bid to join the Belt and Road initiative.

In 2015, Ukraine has formally entered the Silk Road project, launching a train to China via the sea-rail Trans-Caspian International Transport Route through Georgia puma basket heart patent bianche , Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

Currently, Osypenko together with his colleagues is trying to expand the Silk Road from Ukraine westwards, establishing connections between businessmen from China and western countries, which work in Ukraine.

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"In fact, this is a mini-model of China's Belt and Road Initiative. We are implementing this initiative in Ukraine and implementing it successfully," Osypenko said.

KIGALI, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- African ministers on Tuesday called on African governments to liberalize tourism policies to make it easy for tourists and operators to move through the continent in order to enhance the tourism growth.

They made the remarks while speaking at a panel session dubbed:"Unlocking Africa's Tourism Potential" during the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference that opened on Monday in Rwanda's capital city Kigali with a focus on promoting tourism as an engine for economic growth and job creation across Africa.

Rwanda hosts the high level global meeting from Aug. 28 to 31 ciabatte puma rihanna prezzo , under the auspices of the Africa Travel Association (ATA), a division of the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB). It is the first time that ATA's Tourism Conference is hosted in the small central African country.

"Africa still grapples with intra-continental movement issues which hamper tourism growth. Our governments should liberalize tourism policies through regional cooperation on easing visa restrictions and implementing open sky policies, if we are to move a step ahead globally in terms of tourism prosp.

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