first_imgCasablanca- According to news outlet Finance News, Casablanca’s Megarama Cultural Center will host from 4th to 5th December the 10th edition of the International Gathering of Andaloussi Music. A concert will be reorganized the following day, December 6th, at Mohammed V Theater in Rabat, followed by another concert on December 7 at Mazagan Beach Resort in El Jadida. The Moroccan Ministry of Culture organizes these events in partnership with the Association of Fans of Moroccan Andaloussi Music. Colorful rhythms of Andaloussi music from different countries, namely Morocco, Spain, Algeria and Tunisia, will provide the audience with an exceptional, uplifting experience typical of Andaloussi music.The Ministry of Culture together with the Association of Fans of Moroccan Anndaloussi Music organize these events as part of its efforts to preserve and promote Andaloussi music,  a significant aspect of Morocco’s rich cultural patrimony. Andaloussi Music is deemed a noble music, and has especially a strong presence in the Moroccan elite formed largely by citizens with Arab-Andalusian origins, based in cities such as Fez, Tetouan, Rabat, Salé, Marrakesh, Chefchaouen, Tangier and Oujda.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Rabat- In a large meeting with government ministers on Monday, July 30, to discuss measures needed to accelerate projects mentioned in his Throne Day speech, the King pledged to personally supervise development projects. For the 19th anniversary of King Mohammed VI’s accession to the throne, the monarch gave his customary ceremonial speech addressed to the Moroccan nation from the capital city of the Rif region, Al Hoceima.Following the speech, the sovereign attended a meeting with Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, Minister of State in charge of Human Rights Mustapha Ramid, Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit, Minister of Economy and Finance Mohamed Boussaid, and Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch, among other ministers. At the closing of the meeting, the sovereign pledged to personally supervise the relevant projects and remove all that might hinder their progress.The King stressed that special attention should be paid to achieving trust and social justice in the Moroccan society between economic and political trade unions and by using the country’s resources fairly.The King reiterated the need to improve social supports and create more job opportunities and business facilities.The King also gave high priority to the development of education and the health system and the 2025 water plan to solve shortage problems in many regions of Morocco during the discussion.As per the speech, the King urged ministers to focus on the ‘RAMED’ health coverage program, suggesting that they should collectively work to correct the country’s health system “characterized by blatant disparities and poor management” and bring positive change for citizens. read more

TORONTO — The wife of former Centerra Gold CEO Leonard Homeniuk says a hearing to determine whether to extradite him to Kyrgyzstan has been postponed to give that country more time to submit evidence.Marina Stephens says her husband will return to house arrest in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he has been held for much of the last month after being arrested on an Interpol warrant on July 27 during a family vacation.An extract of an Interpol red notice posted online says Homeniuk is wanted by Kyrgyzstan on charges of involvement in corruption.Family of former Centerra Gold CEO fears he will be ‘kidnapped’ to KyrgyzstanFormer Centerra CEO ‘shocked’ by lack of Canadian action after controversial arrest in BulgariaHomeniuk was Centerra Gold’s first CEO in 2004 after the company was spun off from Saskatchewan-based uranium miner Cameco Corp. to manage the Kumtor gold mine project in Kyrgyzstan.A spokesman for Centerra Gold has said the allegations relate to Homeniuk’s dealings with Kyrgyz officials in 2003 and 2004.John Pearson has said there were no illegal transactions and Kyrgyzstan has not provided the company with evidence to support the accusations.Stephens says the allegations have no basis in fact and the evidence submitted by the Kyrgyz government to the hearing is not enough to support an extradition.She says the next hearing in the case is scheduled for Sept. 16.The Canadian Press read more

first_imgThe release of Micromine 2018, the latest version of MICROMINE’s 3D modelling and mine design solution, sees the introduction of a range of new features and enhancements that will improve the overall usability of the software. Through Micromine’s intuitive software, mining and exploration companies are able attain an in-depth understanding of their project so that prospective regions can be targeted more effectively, increasing the chance of a project’s success. Micromine users are provided easy-to-use tools for modelling, estimation, design, optimisation and scheduling resulting in increased productivity and cost efficiencies.“We are focused on making our client’s job easier, these enhancements will assist Micromine users to increase efficiency, save time and improve the decision-making process for managers” Micromine Technical Product Manager Frank Bilki commented on the release.A key focus for the Micromine development team over the past 12 months has been to improve the overall usability and functionality of the Pit Design tool. Pit design presents a crucial step in the mine planning process for mining engineers and can ultimately influence the overall success of a project. Micromine 2018 Pit Design tool assists users to simplify the pit design process providing users with access to the essential tools required to optimise a block model.Designing and evaluating different pit designs for optimised models can often be iterative and time consuming for engineers and mine planners. The Micromine team recognised this problem and has developed a new feature that quickly converts the results of the pit optimiser into an operationally sound pit design. Users no longer need to worry about string directions, fixing cross overs, smoothing strings or manual intervention to construct complex ramp systems. The new Optimised Shell options can be used to automatically produce pit contours that respect the extents of the optimised pit shell.It includes a setting which can be used to control the degree of smoothing applied to the auto-generated contours, so a design can obey the shape of the optimised shell or be smoothed to produce an operationally practical design. Design parameters can be set to account for variable design configuration (bench heights, batter slopes, berm width) by elevation or based on geotechnical zones.“The tool can also facilitate the inclusion of ramps and prompts the user if a decision needs to be made about a ramp system. Ultimately, these new features will improve efficiencies for users and allow mine planners to prepare practical pit designs with minimal effort. These enhancements ensure Micromine’s pit design tool remains the most intuitive and robust design tool on the market. Through Micromine’s enhanced Pit Design tool, mine planners can now spend less time preparing designs and more time evaluating different scenarios.”Micromine 2018 is now available for download from www.micromine.comlast_img read more

← Previous Story Spain is the first finalist at WCh 2013! Next Story → Valero Rivera satisfied: Together with the fans for the GOLD! Denmark is the second finalist at the World Championship 2013 in Spain. Danish team was fantastic in 60 minutes of the semi-final against Croatia 30:24 (14:11). From the first minute, Wilbek’s defense was huge problem for Duvnjak and complete back line of the Croatia team, obviosly exsausted after fantastic win over France two days ago. After Danish 6:1 in 10th minute, Croatian NT coach, Slavko Goluza took time-out, but that was just enough to stop rise of Danish advantage. Hansen and Co. was in lead whole 60 minutes. Key player was Niklas Landin with 16 saves, while goal machine, Anders Eggert had another great performance with 9 goals.STATISTICSIn the final will play Spain against Denmark on Sunday. Spain won against Slovenia later today… read more

first_imgFor those of you that live under a rock, Valve’s Steam came to Linux in December and is now in open beta. Because Steam is essentially just a digital storefront with a buddy list rather than some kind of magical porting engine, it didn’t bring a slew of video games along with it immediately. However, Valve is doing what they can to give Linux users some of their most famous games. Just this morning we learned that Valve ported Half-Life over to Linux, and now we’ve learned that Counter-Strike 1.6 can run natively in Linux as well.Reddit user directhex explains:In your Steam Library, head over to the “All Games” section by clicking the text next to the search boxHead to Counter-Strike, then right click on it, and select PropertiesNavigate to the Beta tab, then opt in to the SteamPipe betaNow, install the gameHowever, you can’t simply click on the Play button, as Counter-Strike currently doesn’t have a launch config for non-Windows machines, so the next step is to:Open the Terminal, then from the path “~/.steam/steam/SteamApps/common/Counter-Strike/” execute “LD_LIBRARY_PATH=. ./hl_linux -game cstrike”Voila! You can now play a 2003 version of a game that was initially publicly released three years prior. Linux gaming at its finest.At the time of this writing, Steam for Linux has 63 games available, though admittedly, a large portion of the games are ones that were already available on Linux prior to Steam through the help of various indie game bundles. With Windows 8 not doing great, we can only hope Steam for Linux eventually grows its library to a size large enough to satisfy gamers that want a choice in operating systems.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target Happy World Emoji Day!Celebrate the slow-but-inevitable demise of plain text language with a sneak peek at new emoji designs.The 2019 collection, known as Emoji 12.0, goes heavy on inclusivity, ensuring users have more opportunities to personalize their character content.“Apple is … revealing the newest designs that bring even more diversity to the keyboard, alongside fun and exciting additions to popular categories of food, animals, activities, and smiley faces,” the tech titan wrote in an announcement.In a major update to the Holding Hands icon, typically used to represent couples and relationships, you’ll soon be able to select any combination of skin tone and/or gender to better match real life.Many additional emoji categories are getting exciting updates (via Apple)Cupertino, meanwhile, takes full credit for the introduction of more disability-themed emoji, claiming the inclusion of a guide dog, ear with hearing aid, prosthetic arm and leg, and wheelchairs are due to its proposal to the Unicode Consortium last year.“Celebrating diversity in all its many forms is integral to Apple’s values and these new options help fill a significant gap in the emoji keyboard,” the company said.Other exciting additions include new animals (sloth, flamingo, skunk, orangutan), food (falafel, head of garlic, stick of butter, waffles), clothes (high-vis vest, one-piece bathing suit, saree), and activities (banjo, parachute, kite, yo-yo).And I am sure that yawning-face emoji will come in handy. A lot.New designs bring more diversity to the keyboard (via Apple)Google is really taking equality to the next level by supporting 53 emojis with gender-inclusive designs.“For example, the emoji for ‘police officer’ is commonly displayed as male and the ‘person getting haircut’ is female. These kinds of design decisions can reinforce gender stereotypes,” emoji creative director Jennifer Daniel wrote in a blog post. “So with this update, emojis that don’t specify gender will default to a gender-ambiguous design. You can still choose between male and female presentations if you want to opt into a gender on your keyboard.”Google designed 71 couples with different skin tones (via Google)The Unicode Consortium in February unveiled 230 new icons, revealing text substitutes ideal for chats about adorable aquatic creatures, favorite recipes, laundry, and outer space.Apple and Google are both expected to launch their own interpretations of this year’s characters later this year for iOS 13 and Android Q, respectively.Until they are supported on your device, new emojis may display as an empty square (⃞).More on Your Feelings With Hershey’s Limited-Edition Chocolate Emoji BarNumber of Emoji References in U.S. Court Cases Growing ‘Exponentially’Twitter Is Piloting a New Design Update With an Emoji ButtonEditor’s note: This article was updated on July 17 with additional comment from Google. Study: People Who Use Emojis Have More Sex (Kinda)’Emoji House’ Feud Turns Calif. Neighborhood Pink With Rage last_img read more

first_imgRobert Lewandowski insists he remains committed to Bayern Munich, despite being linked with an exit over the last few monthsThe Polish striker ended a three-game goalless run in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Wolfsburg with a brace and he added another in Bayern’s 2-0 Champions League triumph over AEK Athens on Tuesday.This will undoubtedly have come as a welcome relief for manager Niko Kovac, who had been under immense pressure from the German press over Bayern’s recent struggles.And the Croatian received another boost today from Lewandowski.“I definitely feel very happy and well in Munich,” Lewandowski told Sport Bild.“I do my best for the team to win. But it’s still about the team, because everyone works hard for success here.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“It’s not just me, not just Robert Lewandowski.”Bayern will be hoping to achieve back-to-back Bundesliga wins on Saturday at FSV Mainz 05 for the first time in over a month.Kovac’s side are only fourth in the league table this season, but the pressure of performing comes as nothing new to Lewandowski.“I am used to always being under pressure and playing at the highest level,” he said.“That’s what the club demands of me, and I also demand that of myself. I can handle it.”last_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 9:11 PM March 14, 2019 Posted: March 14, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Cabrillo National Monument officials announced today that it began offering electronic park passes this month, giving park visitors an alternative to paper passes.Park visitors can purchase electronic passes at no additional cost using the park’s YourPassNow tool and save their passes to their smart phone or print them and bring the passes to the park. A park ranger will then scan electronic passes at the park’s entrance.Cabrillo National Monument joins dozens of other national parks, monuments and historic sites with similar electronic pass systems, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.“We are excited to bring YourPassNow to Cabrillo National Monument,” said Andrea Compton, the park’s superintendent. “This technology provides visitors with the option for buying their park entrance passes in advance while on the road or from home.”One-to-seven day passes for individuals, motorcycles and vehicles begin at $10. Park visitors can also purchase an annual pass using the YourPassNow tool for $35. The National Park Service co-developed the tool with government technology company NIC Inc.“NIC is committed to delivering solutions that make it easier for individuals to access and enjoy our public lands,” said Sandi Miller, the company’s general manager. “We are thrilled to provide Cabrillo National Monument, with a digital option for visitors to purchase their passes online.”Park visitors can purchase passes at center_img Cabrillo National Monument now offers electronic park passes KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgKajal Aggarwal in Indian 2.PR HandoutActress Kajal Aggarwal is pretty much busy with a handful number of projects in her kitty and her schedules are tight, as she is shooting for them back to back. She was recently seen in Sharwanand starrer Ranarangam and Jaya Rami starrer Comali, which are made in Telugu and Tamil, respectively. Both of these films were released on August 15 and have done really well at the box office.As per the latest update, it is said that the actress has agreed to do a peppy number in Trivikram Srinivas directorial and Allu Arjun starrer Ala Vykuntapuram Lo, which is slated for release next year. Speculations have been rife that the makers have approached the actress and that has given a nod to the song. A huge set is erected in Hyderabad for the song and she is going to begin shooting for it very soon. An official confirmation from the makers is awaited in the coming days. Allu ArjunFacebookAla Vykuntapuram Lo has Pooja Hegde as the leading lady and this is her second film with Allu Arjun. This film has Tabu, Jayaram, Nivetha Pethuraj, Sushanth, Navdeep, Sathyaraj, Murali Sharma, Vennela Kishore, Brahmaji, Rao Ramesh, Rahul Ramakrishna and others in key roles. The film will have music composed by SS Thaman, cinematography by PS Vonid and editing by Navin Nooli.More than 70 per cent of the film’s shooting is completed till now, and Allu Arjun has dubbed for his role too. The title has been announced recently and it has received a good response, which has made the filmmakers pretty much happy. The teaser is expected to be unveiled soon. Allu Arjun with Trivikram SrinivasFacebookThis song will be Kajal’s second special number and the first one was Pakka Local in Jr NTR’s Janatha Garage. She has done some really good films like Magadheera, Darling, Mr Perfect, Brindavanam, Businessman, Baadshah, Temper, Khaidi No.50, Nene Raju Nene Mantri, Sita, and others.Currently, Kajal Aggarwal is busy shooting for Indian 2, which is being directed by Shankar and has Kamal Haasan as the lead actor. Kajal will be having a get up in this film which is a sequel of Indian. The film is expected to release later next year.last_img read more

first_imgA pedestrian walks past the entrance to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on 12 October. Photo: AFPTurkey on Saturday accused Saudi Arabia of failing to cooperate with a probe into the disappearance of a journalist inside its Istanbul consulate, as US President Donald Trump threatened “severe punishment” if it turns out he was killed.Comments by Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu represented a hardening of Ankara’s hitherto circumspect tone over the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been seen since he stepped inside the consulate on 2 October.Turkish officials have said they believe Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate and lurid claims have been leaked to media that he was tortured and even dismembered, while Trump has also struck a pessimistic tone about the missing journalist’s fate.Saudi Arabia insists Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor whose writings have been critical of powerful crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, left the building safely but has yet to offer visual evidence of this.The outcry surrounding his disappearance threatens to not just harm brittle Turkey-Saudi relations but also alarm the kingdom’s supporters in the West and tarnish the reform drive spearheaded by the crown prince.“We’re going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe punishment,” Trump told CBS’s “60 Minutes,” according to an extract of an interview that was released on Saturday.“As of this moment, they (Saudi) deny it and they deny it vehemently. Could it be them? Yes,” Trump said in the interview, which was conducted on Thursday.At the White House on Saturday, Trump said that “nobody knows what happened” at the moment, and reiterated that he does not want potential repercussions for Saudi Arabia to include limitations on arms sales.“I actually think we’d be punishing ourselves if we did that. There are other things we can do that are very, very powerful, very strong,” Trump said, without providing specifics.Speaking about Khashoggi’s fate, Trump said: “Our first hope was that he was not killed, but maybe that’s not looking too good … from what we’re hearing.”We want cooperationAnkara had said that a search of the consulate had been agreed but this has yet to materialise amid reports the two sides are at odds over the conditions of entry into what is Saudi sovereign territory.“We still have not seen cooperation in order to ensure a smooth investigation and bring everything to light. We want to see this,” Cavusoglu said.He said Riyadh must let Turkish “prosecutors and experts enter the consulate” to carry out their investigation.A Saudi delegation was in Turkey and due to have talks this weekend in Ankara and take part in a working group on the disappearance, official Turkish media said.Khashoggi’s fiancee Hatice Cengiz, who was waiting outside the consulate when he went inside to sort out marriage paperwork, echoed the call, urging Saudi on Twitter to “officially reveal what happened” to him.She said Saturday marked the 60th birthday of Khashoggi and she had previously planned “a surprise party” in Istanbul by the Bosphorus.Interior minister prince Abdel Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef slammed claims that the kingdom ordered Khashoggi to be killed inside the consulate as “baseless allegations and lies.”Ankara has so far trodden carefully in the controversy, with the most sensational allegations splashed in the pro-government press, while President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has so far stopped short of directly accusing Riyadh of wrongdoing.Turkey and Saudi Arabia have an uneasy relationship, with disputes over the ousting of the Islamist government in Egypt and the blockade imposed on Ankara’s ally Qatar.Recorded by Apple WatchThe latest claims reported by the pro-government Sabah daily said that Khashoggi had been wearing an Apple Watch when he entered the consulate which was synced with an iPhone left outside with his fiancee.It said that the watch had recorded what happened inside the consulate and this was uploaded to his cloud, although Saudis sought to partially delete it.“The moments of Khashoggi’s questioning, torture and killing were recorded on the Apple watch,” said Sabah.Analysts say that Turkey is hoping to find support from its NATO ally the United States in the case, although Ankara and Washington have been in crisis over the detention for the last two years of a Protestant pastor.But the pastor, Andrew Brunson, was freed on Friday and allowed to fly home by a Turkish court, in a move that could help normalise ties.Meanwhile Prince Mohammed’s big October conference—the Future Investment Initiative dubbed by media as the “Davos in the Desert” after the annual conference in the Swiss resort—has suffered a litany of cancellations over the controversy.Key business figures like the chief executive of ride hailing app Uber—into which the Saudi’s own investment fund injected money—are no longer showing up, while media groups like the New York Times, Financial Times and Bloomberg have pulled their sponsorship.US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that he still planned to attend, as did IMF chief Christine Lagarde although she said she was “horrified” by the case.A powerful Emirati businessman, Khalaf Al-Habtoor, has called for Gulf countries and allies of Riyadh to boycott companies that have pulled out of the conference.last_img read more

first_imgMusic icon, multi-Grammy award-winner and back-to-back Oscar nominee, James Ingram will sing at the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Diversity Gala on July 25, 2014, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The Gala is MCCA’s premier awards program honoring leaders in the legal profession for diversity and inclusion. From funk and soul to R&B, pop, adult contemporary and inspirational, Ingram’s multi-faceted talents have dazzled the American music scene since the early ‘80s. The Akron, Ohio native went from playing local bars with Revelation Funk to Los Angeles, where he landed the types of gigs that most aspiring musicians only dream about: singing background vocals and playing piano for Ray Charles’ recording studio sessions; and recording studio sessions and playing keyboards behind the Coasters for Dick Clark. His early success led to a relationship with Quincy Jones, who invited Ingram to record both “Just Once” and “One Hundred Ways” on Jones’ upcoming album, The Dude. Released in 1980, The Dude was a multi-platinum international success and resulted in three Grammy nominations for Ingram: Best New Artist, Best Pop Male Vocal, and Best R&B Vocal for “One Hundred Ways,” for which he won his first Grammy. Ingram also made Grammy history when, in his first live performance ever as a singer, he performed “Just Once” as the telecast’s opening act, became the first artist to open a Grammy ceremony with a ballad and the only artist to win a Grammy without having his own album in release. The Dude remains the most Grammy-nominated album in history and marked the first of 15 nominations Ingram has received to date.After this stunning debut, Ingram’s much-anticipated 1983 solo album, It’s Your Night, surpassed industry expectations. The album was the debut for the Michael McDonald collaboration “Yah Mo Be There,” (Ingram’s 2nd Grammy) which was honored with the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for a Group or Duo. It’s Your Night sold nearly one million copies; secured an unprecedented achievement by appearing simultaneously on both The Top 20 Pop and The Top 5 R&B Charts. Ultimately, “Yah Mo Be There” became the most-played song of the year. The blessings of success also have allowed Ingram to pursue two of his personal passions: humanitarian work and composition for live theater. In 1987, Ingram was hand-picked by Quincy Jones to perform in “We Are the World,” the universal gift and legendary singing and fund-raising effort from the recording industry, which raised more than $100 million in aid for those suffering from famine in Africa. Ingram also continues to work with long-time collaborator, choreographer/producer Debbie Allen on a number of musical projects. Most recently, they partnered on Stand (In the Light) and several musical theater works including “Brothers of the Night, “The Legend” and “Alex in Wonderland.”To learn more about the MCCA Diversity Gala and sponsorship opportunities, visit read more

first_imgShort, sweet, and to the point | Photo: Provided/Progress OhioAllan Doodes, a homosexual retiree who lives in the East Midlands, will also be attending.‘Trump is, whatever we may want, currently the man with the most power on the planet,’ he told GSN.‘Our protests may be little more than symbolic, but I feel we have to show the American people that they are not alone in their struggle to recover what Trump is intent on taking from them.’He added: ‘The UK government should have been less craven to him than it is. And should probably have not invited him to come here immediately after a NATO meeting where – on past performance – he will emerge with no glory.This could become a diplomatic disaster before he even lands, and I think that this was an avoidable error.’Trump’s schedule sees him mostly avoiding London. A spokesperson has denied this is to do with the planned protest.Trump has ‘adopted a broad anti-LGBTI agenda that threatens the rights of millions’Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, said the charity was proud to join the day of resistance.She said: ‘We’re coming together to show our strength and vision for a more positive, inclusive world because marginalized groups should never have to stand alone in the face of hate. We all have a stake in the fight for equality for everyone.We’re coming together to show our strength and vision for a more positive, inclusive world because marginalized groups should never have to stand alone in the face of hate. We all have a stake in the fight for equality for everyone.‘Since taking office in January 2017, President Donald Trump and his administration have adopted a broad anti-LGBTI agenda that threatens the rights of millions of lesbian, gay, bi and trans Americans.‘It’s more important than ever to recognize that the fight for equality in one place is the fight for it everywhere. Despite the enormous progress we have made toward equality, we cannot afford to be complacent.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- ‘Here we are now in a world where we are more divided by race, gender, sexuality and fear, where kids are locked in cages and where my LGBTQ+ friend’s fear more for their well being than ever before,’ they told Gay Star News.‘I have been using the symbology of a “broken” and “sad” Mickey Mouse as a representation of a broken world/childhood/America being fucked over by Trump and will be attending the march as that symbol.’Thakkar says they believe Trump’s impact on the world is negative.‘London is a progressive city. I think even though we might not have been able to block his visit, we are able to stand up for our views.’‘We have to show the American people they are not alone in their struggle’ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Over 70,000 people are expected to take to the British capital to object to the US president’s views.The main march will go from Portland Place at 2pm ending at Trafalgar Square at 5pm.Protest against Trump visiting the UKTrump continually ignores us | Photo: Flickr/Gage SkidmoreDrag queens, feminists, and artists are among the thousands planning on taking part in the protest.A Trump baby blimp, depicting the president as a giant baby wearing a diaper and clutching a mobile phone, will soar above Parliament gardens from 9.30 to 11.30am on Friday.Nik Thakkar, stage name NEO 10Y, is a queer non-binary recording artist. A protestor at an LGBTI solidarity event in front of Stonewall | Photo: Flickr/mathiaswasik Denmark LGBTI groups to boycott US ambassador’s reception for Copenhagen PrideThis is why people must use Pride in London to fight against Brexit20,000 call on UK to revoke invitation for anti-gay Uganda presidentRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : LGBTI people are going to be marching to protest President Donald Trump’s protest to London tomorrow (13 July).last_img read more

first_imgOne of the most common PC-building or notebook upgrading mistakes is not adding an SSD. Irrespective of how powerful the remaining components may be, you’ll always run into a performance bottleneck if you don’t have an SSD installed. Seeing as how the prices of solid state drives are dropping drastically, it has become a lot simpler for customers to own high-capacity SSDs like the SanDisk 1TB SSD Plus for an affordable price.The upgrade costs just $99.99 at B&H if you select the on-page coupon, giving you a performance boost at a smaller price. Whatever programs you install on that SSD will open up a lot faster as opposed to installing them on a traditional mechanical hard drive. There’s also a higher capacity 2TB version available at Amazon if you want to take a massive leap in upgrading your system or laptop.Also, here’s a fun fact for you; the SSD model on sale features SanDisk’s MLC NAND flash memory, which is a lot more expensive and reliable than TLC NAND. What this means is the drive will be able to withstand a lot more read/write cycles. As for the specifics, the latest solid state drive features read speeds of 535MB/s and write speeds of 450MB/s. It is also shock and vibration resistance, and features a three-year warranty, giving you peace of mind when it comes to purchasing this model.Get the SanDisk 1TB SSD Plus for $99.99 at B&HGet the SanDisk 1TB SSD Plus for $124.99 at AmazonGet the SanDisk 2TB SSD Plus for $229.99 at AmazonGet the Samsung EVO 860 1TB SSD for $147 at Amazon Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

first_imgKarl-Ludwig Kley awarded Italian state order – Chairman of Lufthansa’s supervisory board honoured in Italy for economic and cultural commitmentOn 22 February 2018, the chairman of Lufthansa’s supervisory board, Dr Karl-Ludwig Kley, was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. He was honoured for his entrepreneurial achievements in and for Italy, his commitment to the promotion of trade, research and cultural activities as well as his personality.Kley was presented the Order of Merit with rank of Commendatore during a formal celebratory ceremony in Rome by the chief of protocol of the Italian Government, Gerardo Capozza. In his laudatory speech, Capozza stressed Karl-Ludwig Kley’s close bond with Italy and the great trust he has placed in the country over many years.  “He enjoys a great deal of appreciation and respect in all regards for his undisputed professional skills and human qualities”, said Gerardo Capozza during the award ceremony in Rome.With this award, the Italian state honours selected figures who have made valuable and outstanding contributions in the fields of science, literature, the arts or business.Between 1998 and 2006, Kley was Executive Board Member and CFO at Lufthansa before joining Merck, where he was CEO from 2007 until 2016. Since 2013, he has been a member of the supervisory board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and its chairman since 2017.Source = Lufthansalast_img read more

first_imgUseful links:Conference website and programmeUNWTO report: ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions’UNWTO urban tourism websiteContacts:UNWTO Communications DepartmentTel: (+34) 91 567 8100 / Fax: +34 91 567 8218 / comm@unwto.orgThe post Creating Smart Cities for Innovative Tourism Experiences appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Blog The UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating Innovative Tourism Experiences (15-16 October 2018) concluded today in Valladolid, Spain, with a call for cities to become smart tourism destinations, where tourism governance and the digital economy mesh together to offer travellers diverse and authentic experiences.The conference brought together tourism leaders from the public and private sectors to analyse how to respond to the growing trend of city breaks as leisure experiences. They concluded that public-private partnerships, the inclusion of local communities and the creation of smart destinations are crucial for urban destinations to gain the knowledge and define the policies they need in order to respond to the new demands of hyper-connected and hyper-informed tourists.“We must understand the evolution of tourists towards greater sustainability and inclusiveness, using new technological tools,” said Jaime Cabal, Deputy Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). “Creativity and innovation are needed when designing the experiences they are increasingly demanding.”The Councillor for Culture and Tourism of Valladolid, Ana Maria Redondo, echoed this call, adding: “We need a better understanding of the fundamentals behind the current demand for city break experiences. Smart destination tools are our means to obtain this knowledge.”The Deputy Director-General for Tourism Development and Sustainability of the Ministry of Tourism of Spain, Ruben Lopez Pulido, suggested that cities and all destinations change their models of tourism development to respond not only the most demanding tourists, but also to the rise of the digital and knowledge economy. “Being a smart destination is not just a label, but a process towards the comprehensive transformation of destinations, while always aiming at the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals,” he said.Speakers at the conference included Dieter Hardt-Stremayr, President of European Cities Marketing and CEO of the Graz Tourism Office in Austria, who described what he considered key challenges for the growth of city breaks: transportation issues, seasonality, and the dispersion of tourism demand within a city and over time. “Our main challenge is to attract visitors to come right at this moment. To overcome it destination managers should focus on parts of the tourism offer that are ‘temporary’,” he concluded.The main conclusions of the conference referred to urban tourism governance models. Participants highlighted that, with the growth of high-speed, low-cost transportation links that provide more and more visitors with access to city breaks, city destinations must respond by prioritizing investments that benefit residents and tourists alike.They also concluded that with the technological advances that allow the creation of smart destinations, destination management organizations must shift their focus from only promoting the experiences available for tourists in cities, to managing urban tourism in all its complexity. For their part, tourism policy makers should use smart destination tools to study the impact of tourism on the profitability and sustainability of a city, and place the destination at the centre of policy changes. These conclusions will be taken into account in the UNWTO work plan on urban tourism.The Conference was organized by the UNWTO in collaboration with the City Council of Valladolid and the marketing agency MADISON, an Affiliate Member of the UNWTO. Other speakers included representatives from Madrid Destino, San Sebastián Turismo & Convention Bureau, Ljubljana Tourist Board, Turin Convention Bureau, Lisbon Tourism Observatory, Municipality of Alba lulia (Romania), Google, TripAdvisor, Basque Culinary Center, World Heritage Cities of Spain, AMFHORT, European Historical Association of Thermal Cities, Innova Tax Free, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Thinking Heads, Segittur, Civitatis, Authenticitys and Amadeus, as well as journalists Xavier Canalis of Hosteltur and Paco Nadal of El Viajero (El País newspaper).last_img read more

first_imgAfter a 6-7 debut, Western Kentucky went 3-9 in Sanford’s second season. The program made Sanford the youngest head coach in FBS after back-to-back Conference USA titles led Jeff Brohm to take the Purdue job.As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Update: WKU has announced the move.“I would like to thank Mike for his dedication and passion leading our football program over the last two years,” WKU AD Todd Stewart said.  “His commitment to bettering the lives of our student-athletes is unquestioned.  However, based on a complete review of the total body of work of our program over the last two years and assessing the likelihood of meeting our future expectations, I felt it was time that we make a change in leadership. This was not an easy decision and was not made lightly.”Western Kentucky has fired head coach Mike Sanford, sources told FootballScoop Sunday. SB Nation’s Steven Godfrey first reported the news.Earlier this month, the Bowling Green Daily News reported Sanford needed to win his final two games — at home against UTEP, at Louisiana Tech — to save his job. WKU indeed won both of those games, but it still wasn’t reportedly enough for Sanford to hold on.last_img read more

first_imgCEBGO M8 715 Manila – Busuanga M8 716 Busuanga – Manila Refresh this page for updates. MANILA – Several flights were canceled Monday due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority said.Affected flights as of 9:48 a.m.:SKYJET DG 6041 Manila – Busuanga DG 6042 Busuanga – Manilalast_img