Rabat – CTM broadcasted a nine-month advertisement to promote the company’s transport services which excluded Morocco’s southern provinces in Western Sahara.The advertisement, which was displayed in French, included a presentation from CTM’s CEO, Ezzoubeir Errhaimini, who spoke about the company’s achievements since its creation in 1919.The advertisement also included details about trips offered by the company from Casablanca to Agadir, clients’ statements, and the services provided to them. read Also: UAFA Deletes Tweet of Map Excluding Western Sahara from MoroccoThe advertisement says that the company “respects all international standards adopted in the field of urban transportation, whether about safety or respect for the environment.” Moroccan media referred to CTM’s decision to exclude Western Sahara as a “crime” against Morocco’s territorial integrity, considering it “a negligence that requires accountability and prosecution.” They also called on authorities to take legal action against the company. Morocco World News contacted CTM hoping to hear their side of the story from Sahar El Guetbaoui, the marketing manager. However, El Guetbaoui has not yet responded.
The Provisional Electoral Council has postponed the elections, pending completion of an assessment of the hurricane’s impact on the electoral process, she said. Preliminary reports indicate that at least 70 per cent of voting centres may have been affected in the South department, and even more in Grand’Anse, where many areas are still inaccessible, she added. Prior to the disruption caused by the hurricane, which made landfall on 4 October, technical preparations had largely been on track for the holding of the elections, she said, noting that most political actors were committed to renewing the country’s key democratic institutions through elections as a crucial first step toward Haiti’s return to constitutional order, following the extended period of transitional governance. “No political party had boycotted the process, and the large number of registered candidates and parties reflected a broad participation of actors across the political spectrum, setting the stage for an inclusive electoral process,” she said. Haiti’s ownership of electoral process is a promising sign for its futureThe commitment shown by the Haitian authorities to own the electoral process, including financial and operational aspects, is a promising sign for the country’s future, especially given the eventual drawdown of MINUSTAH, the Special Representative said. She emphasized that while the Provisional Electoral Council is preparing to announce a new electoral calendar, it is important to find the right balance to maintain the momentum generated for elections and to take into account the technical and political considerations, while facing the largest humanitarian crisis that Haiti has known since 2010. Despite the imperative need for all actors to focus on the emergency response, they cannot lose sight of the longer term challenges and priorities, such as strengthening the rule of law institutions and most notably the Haitian National Police, which has yet to become operationally independent to fully provide for security throughout the country, she stressed. Work on the new five-year development strategy is reaching its final stages, determining objectives with respect to the required police-to-population ratio and identifying areas in which continuous specialized support is needed for further institutional and operational improvement of the national police, she said. ‘This is a humanitarian tragedy and an acute emergency situation’Detailing the damage brought by the storm, she reported that more than 2.1 million people are estimated to have been affected, with more than 1.4 million in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. The Ministry of the Interior has confirmed 372 deaths, a figure that is likely to rise, while more than 60,000 people have been evacuated and remain in temporary shelters. Though the full extent of the physical damage is still being assessed by the Government, “This is a humanitarian tragedy and an acute emergency situation,” she warned. There are hundreds of suspected cholera cases, and we are already seeing the first deathsThe health impact of this disaster cannot be overestimated. “The absence of drinking water and the contamination by sewage of other available water, is causing a very high level of infections from diarrheal disease, including but not exclusively, cholera,” she said. “There are hundreds of suspected cholera cases, and we are already seeing the first deaths.” Protecting vulnerable populations from cholera, and ensuring that the restoration, and in some cases the installation, of water and sanitation systems has to be one of the priorities for humanitarian action, she said. Regarding a flash appeal for $120 million announced yesterday by the UN and partners, she called on all Member States to contribute urgently to the appeal, in support of the response being led by the Government to meet the needs of 750,000 people for the next three months. “I call on all of Haiti’s international partners to continue to lend your support to the country to rapidly overcome the new challenges occasioned by the hurricane so that focus of all can be returned to strengthening the country’s economic, physical and institutional infrastructure,” said Sandra Honoré, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Haiti, during a Security Council debate on the UN’s mandate in the country. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is recommending that the UN Stabilization Mission (MINUSTAH) be extended for six months at the current force and police strength. “This will allow MINUSTAH to support the Haitian authorities in their efforts to return to full constitutional order amidst the humanitarian crisis created by Hurricane Matthew,” said Ms. Honoré, who is also the head of MINUSTAH. She noted that MINUSTAH’s civilian and uniformed personnel and capacities are being put to full use in support of the humanitarian efforts, by opening up access to roads, providing airlift and supporting the Haitian National Police in securing humanitarian workers and stocks, among other tasks. She went on to highlight that not only did Hurricane Matthew bring destruction to Haiti, it has also affected the country’s political outlook, rendering impossible the holding on 9 October of the presidential elections repeated from last year, as well as the partial senatorial elections and legislative reruns. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Sandra Honoré. UN Photo/Manuel Elias
In its 2017 report on the world’s 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs), focused on Transformational Energy Access the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said that only four of them were on course to achieve internationally agreed targets on energy distribution by 2030. While they have made great strides in recent years, achieving the global goal of universal access to energy by 2030, the finish line for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will require a 350 per cent increase in their annual rate of electrification, said UNCTAD. “Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7 is not only a question of satisfying households’ basic energy needs,” UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said in Geneva, ahead of the report’s publication on Tuesday. “That in itself has valuable welfare implications, but we need to go beyond […] For electrification to transform LDC economies, modern energy provision needs to spur productivity increases and unlock the production of more goods and services.” Dr. Kituyi added: “The productive use of energy is what turns access into economic development, and what ensures that investments in electricity infrastructure are economically viable. But that means looking beyond satisfying households basic needs to achieving transformational energy access – satisfying producers’ needs for adequate, reliable and affordable energy.” Find out more about the UN’s work with and for the world’s 47 Least Developed Countries hereTo that end, the report notes that renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, could have a revolutionary effect in rural areas, home to 82 per cent of those without power in the least developed countries, and help to overcome the historical obstacles to rural electrification. But non-hydro renewable energy in these countries has so far come mostly from small-scale technologies, such as solar lanterns and stand-alone home systems. While these have brought some progress, they fall short of the game-changing access to power that they need to transform their economies. Utility-scale renewable technologies capable of feeding the grids and mini-grids necessary not only to power homes, but also to grow businesses and industries, need to be deployed rapidly. But to achieve this, the least developed countries must overcome important technological, economic and institutional obstacles. This will require both the right national policies and stronger international support. Because energy technologies, and particularly renewable technologies, are constantly evolving, it is critical that the least developed countries gain access to the technologies suited to their particular conditions and circumstances, and that they strengthen the capacity of their energy sectors to absorb such technologies. The recently created Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries could help, but developed countries could help even more by living up to their technology-transfer obligations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol, said UNCTAD.
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Orlen Wisla PlockPGE Vive Kielce ← Previous Story EHF statement about “March 24”: EHF CL schedule is set two years ago Next Story → THE END OF SERIES: Pick Szeged conquer “Veszprem Arena” PGE Vive Kielce stay at the TOP of the Polish handball with another victory over the biggest rival Orlen Wisla Plock 36:30 (17:18). This time, team of Piotr Przbecky was better in the first half, but home team overtook result in the last 30 minutes to secure another convincing victory at the end with Karol Bielecki in the role of the TOP scorer with eight goals.PGE VIVE Kielce – Orlen Wisła Płock 36:30 (17:18) PGE VIVE: Szmal, Wałach – Jurecki 4, Dujshebaev 6, Kus, Aguinagalde 3, Bielecki 8, Jachlewski 2, Strlek 2, Janc 1, Lijewski 2, Jurkiewicz, Zorman 2, Bombac 5, Djukić 1.Orlen Wisła: Morawski, Wichary, Borbely – Daszek 1, Duarte 4, Krajewski 5, Racotea 2, Obradović, Ghionea 3, T. Gębala 3, Ivić, Tarabochia 1, M. Gębala, Żabić 4, Mihić 2, De Toledo 5.
It seems Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is out to check crisis club Aston Villa’s insistence they will not sell Jack Grealish for under £40 million by making a bid for the midfielder.Mauricio Pochettino identified Aston Villa star as prime summer target and Tottenham is on their way to bid for Jack Grealish, a move that seems to take advantage of the current financial crisis trailing the midfielder current club, according to The Telegraph.Report: Eriksen confirms his push to leave Spurs George Patchias – September 3, 2019 Christian Eriksen has publicly admitted his wish to quit Tottenham this summer and has no regrets about forcing the issue.In comments published by the…The Championship club will have to cash in on Grealish this summer after failing to win promotion to the Premier League left them in a financial mess.Levy will believe he can get Grealish for as little as £15m, despite Villa’s attempts to stress they will not sell their prized asset on the cheap. That could make negotiations strained, but Levy will know that Villa are not in a strong position to stick to their guns having only just staved off the immediate threat of administration by settling their bill with HMRC.
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Cancer Research UK is the best not-for-profit organisation to work for in Britain, according to data analysis by job website Indeed.The charity, which has 40,000 volunteer workers and 4,000 paid staff, topped the rankings determined by reviews left by visitors to the site on individual pages. Cancer Research UK’s culture and its promotion of a good work-life balance were among the workplace factors highly rated by employees.Second on the list was global charity Oxfam. Reviews posted on Indeed by volunteers and staff, both past and present, praised the organisation for being an engaging and inspiring place to work.The National Citizen Service, a volunteer group that seeks to empower teenagers across the UK, took third place, while charities the British Heart Foundation and Sue Ryder completed the top five.Local government body Transport for London, which topped Indeed’s rankings for work-life balance earlier in the year, was the 12th-placed not-for-profit organisation.Indeed used a proprietary algorithm to rank the organisations using a variety of factors, such as average rating, number of reviews and the history of job openings.Bill Richards, UK managing director at Indeed, said: “Non-profit organisations can be fantastic places to work, with stimulating environments where employees are encouraged and empowered to make a difference.“Many of those who choose a career in the sector are looking beyond their pay packet to other rewards. Yet it’s striking that, just as in the commercial world, the employers that score highest with their staff are those who make their teams feel valued, and offer a good work-life balance and a positive workplace culture.”
Share This! Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,LifeWay Christian Resources to close all stores in 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — As a growing number of evangelical Christian leaders are working to improve Christian-Muslim relations, a new online study finds that more than 3 in 4 U.S. evangelicals say they never or infrequently interact with Muslims.The national benchmark survey by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding — which conducted online interviews with 500 self-identified Muslims and 500 self-identified evangelicals in early January — suggests that an overlap in religious values between the two faith groups is obscured by a lack of understanding.Rabbi Marc Schneier, who heads the foundation, said he was surprised at the low number of evangelical Christians — 22 percent — who said they interact with Muslims at least somewhat frequently and that they believe the interaction has fostered better understanding between the groups. In contrast, 53 percent of Muslims said the same for evangelicals.Graphic courtesy of the Foundation for Ethnic UnderstandingIn addition, the poll’s open-ended questions, which weren’t released with the survey results, showed that many evangelicals were disinterested in knowing more about Islam, its practices and holidays, according to FFEU’s polling experts, pointing to an overall lack of engagement.Said Schneier, “That lack of interest is a real concern and a challenge.”Among the evangelicals surveyed, most showed low levels of familiarity with basic Islamic terminology. Only half said they were very or somewhat familiar with the holy month of Ramadan — about 3 percent incorrectly identified it as a Jewish term — and 9 percent were familiar with the holiday of Eid al-Fitr.Muslims tended to show more understanding of Christian terms, with 65 percent surveyed saying they were familiar with Lent and 77 percent saying the same of the Old Testament.The data “reveals much about our current state,” said Micah Fries, co-author of “Islam and North America: Loving Our Muslim Neighbors.” “Unfortunately, too often it is fear and ignorance that fuels further separation between the Muslim and Evangelical communities.” The knowledge gap shown in the survey, he said, might serve as “a wakeup call” that could lead to better relations.The study provided support for that possibility: Muslims and evangelicals who interacted with members of the other group frequently were more likely to see their faiths as more similar than different and to perceive the other faith as inclusive, modern and evolving.“Evangelical Christian-Muslim relations is today’s largest interreligious challenge, and the poll shows that there are causes for concern and elements of hope and optimism on both sides to narrow the divide,” Schneier said.Graphic courtesy of the Foundation for Ethnic UnderstandingAs a result, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, founded in 1989 to address Muslim-Jewish relations and African-American-Jewish relations, has made it a priority this year to help build relationships between Muslims and evangelicals.Yet there was cause for concern: 62 percent of evangelicals surveyed identified “a lot” or “some” anti-Muslim sentiment among evangelicals.Common reasons given for the discrimination was a feeling that Islam is insular and parochial, and that Muslims are largely anti-Israel.The FFEU’s survey found that more than half of surveyed Muslims and evangelicals blame both Israelis and Palestinians for the Mideast crisis and strong numbers of both groups said they were hopeful for a peaceful solution.The survey also revealed that Muslims and evangelicals share many religious and political values. Religious freedom, immigration, health care and the safety of their families were among both groups’ top political concerns. Both groups said they pray and attend faith services at similar rates, and they also ranked the same three religious values as most important to them: daily prayer, family and making the world a better place.If evangelicals don’t see these similarities, said Imam Ossama Bahloul, resident scholar at the Islamic Center of Nashville, it’s because of their lack of exposure to the Islamic faith.“Most of the evangelicals lack an opportunity to interact with the Muslim community,” he said. “One might say that they live within their own bubble of like-minded people, and this has prevented them from realizing that there are similarities between both themselves and Muslims. Both communities care deeply about faith, family and are pro-life.”That ignorance prevents them from building coalitions to further their commonly held values, said Bahloul, who has been working on strengthening interfaith relations in Tennessee for nearly a decade.He said that while his community’s relationship with local Jews is thriving, building ties with evangelical leaders has been “challenging.” Evangelical leaders are willing to work together outside their respective houses of worship, but giving imams access to their congregations was another issue.But continued Muslim outreach to evangelicals and rural Americans is the “most critical work we have to do in America,” he said. “We have to give it the proper attention, to change the narrative, to fight Islamophobia and any discrimination against religious minorities.”Eboo Patel, a prominent Muslim interfaith advocate, says FFEU’s data misses an emerging trend in which growing numbers of evangelicals and institutions are mobilizing to bridge the Christian-Muslim divide.In February, a large contingent of evangelical leaders joined other interfaith leaders at the Alliance of Virtue conference advocating religious freedom in Washington, D.C. In Texas, NorthWood Church’s pastor Bob Roberts Jr. has led initiatives to bring together pastors and imams. Fuller Theological Seminary professor Matthew Kaemingk has written a book about Christian hospitality toward Muslim immigrants.Last year, Neighborly Faith, an organization in North Carolina working to help evangelicals build relationships with people of other faiths, launched a fellowship program with funding from Islamic Relief USA to help evangelical college students combat Islamophobia in their communities. One fellow, a student from Chicago’s Trinity International University, is bringing together families from his church and families from a local mosque to break bread together. Another fellow, from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is working to help Southern Baptists welcome Muslim refugees.The divide, Patel said, “is inspiring a set of Muslims and evangelicals to be interfaith leaders to bridge that gap,” Patel said. “They’re recognizing that fear and loathing of Muslims is a civil problem and a violation of their faith commitments.”Author Eboo Patel. Image courtesy of Interfaith Youth CoreNowhere is the phenomenon more visible, Patel said, than in evangelical higher education and among young evangelicals. In the past several months, he has been invited to speak at prominent Christian universities, including Wheaton, Pepperdine and Bethel.“They’re saying, ‘Look, we cannot bear false witness against our Muslim neighbor,’” Patel said. “They’re recognizing that it’s not good for them, it’s not good for America, and it’s not Christian.”When the FFEU conducted a similar study on Jewish-Muslim relations last year, the findings were more positive. Majorities of both Muslims and Jews agreed that their faiths are more similar than different, and more than 60 percent of both Muslims and Jews said that working together to strengthen anti-discrimination policies is important.Such numbers are the “fruit of long-term bridge-building,” said Patel, adding that political climates with rampant anti-Semitism and Islamophobia have drawn Jews and Muslims, both religious minorities, together in common cause. White evangelicals, however, are in a position of relative power — courted by the president and with open access to the White House. Bahloul said their size and influence mean that many evangelical Christians do not seem to realize that interfaith work is in their interest.“I know from my sincere relationships with evangelicals that building relationships between the two communities serves to benefit on an individual level as well as the community at large,” he said.Schneier sees Jewish-Muslim relations in the United States as a roadmap for evangelicals.“Jewish-Muslim relations have moved from a state of conflict to a state of cooperation,” Schneier said. “I’ve seen this trajectory toward the promised land of Jewish-Muslim cooperation, and I predict this same journey will happen for evangelical Christians.”The margin of error for respondents in the FFEU survey is plus or minus 4.38 percentage points. Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Share This! News • Photos of the Week Share This! 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Punycode Phishing Attack fools even die-hard Internet veterans by Martin Brinkmann on April 17, 2017 in Security – Last Update: April 18, 2017 – 29 commentsThere are only a handful of rules that you need to know to counter any phishing attack that you may be exposed to on the Internet, right?Check the web address and make sure it is the right one. Also, make sure you don’t follow any links on pages or in messages that you don’t trust 100%.While that is sound advise, and will help you identify the bulk of phishing attacks, Chinese security researcher Xudong Zheng just demonstrated that things may not always be that easy.Punycode Phishing AttackHe set up a special domain to demonstrate how this works. Point your browser to https://www.аррӏе.com/ and watch what happens.Somehow, you did not end up on Apple’s website, but on a site that uses the correct URL, seemingly, and has a security certificate. If an attacker would have replicated Apple’s website, and not displayed the “hey there” message, would you have noticed that you are not on Apple’s site?You wonder probably how this works. The technique uses something that is called Punycode. Broken down to the essentials, Punycode enables you to register domain names with characters that are not native to a language.A basic example would be the German city of München. The letter ü is not available in English for instance, and that is where Punycode comes into play. The Punycode version of München is xn--mnchen-3ya. You can convert text on a site like Punycoder to see how other names are converted.One of the main issues from a security perspective is that some characters are not easily distinguishable. Compare the ASCII “a” with the Cyrillic “а” and tell me if you see the difference.An attack that makes use of these similarities are called homograph attack. Modern browsers come with security features that protect users from these kind of attacks.If you open this аpple.com domain name for instance, you will notice that most browsers displays the Punycode version of it (http://xn--pple-43d.com/) instead automatically.The security researcher discovered however that the protection in Chrome or Firefox fail if every single character is replaced with a foreign one. This is why this аррӏе.com domain name displays as if it is the real deal, even though it is actually xn--80ak6aa92e.com.Good news is that some browsers protect you against the attack already. If you use Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari or Vivaldi, you will notice that the Punycode address is displayed automatically.If you open the same domain name in Chrome, Firefox or Opera however, apple.com is displayed instead.That’s a big problem obviously, as that address is not distinguishable from Apple’s real domain name.The researcher disclosed the vulnerability to Google and Mozilla on January 20, 2017. Google created a patch for the issue which the company plans to roll out later this month in Chrome 58.Mozilla filed a bug on Bugzilla, but no consensus appears to have been reached yet. Firefox users who want to be on the safe side of things need to make a change in the configuration:Type about:config in the Firefox address bar and hit the Enter-key.Confirm that you will be careful.Search for network.IDN_show_punycode.Double-click the preference to set it to true.This forces Firefox to show Punycode when it is used.Chrome users on the other hand need to wait until Google releases a fix for the browser.Update: Chrome users can install Punycode Alert that warns users when a Punycode containing URL is loaded.Now You: would you have fallen for the attack?SummaryArticle NamePunycode Phishing Attack fools even die-hard Internet veteransDescriptionChinese security researcher Xudong Zheng discovered a new phishing attack using Punycode that will fool even die-hard Internet veterans.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Google’s Go language or alternatively Golang is currently one of the fastest growing programming languages in the software industry. Its speed, simplicity, and reliability make it the perfect choice for all kinds of developers. Now, its popularity has further gained momentum. According to a report, Go is the fastest growing language on GitHub in Q2 of 2018. Go has grown almost 7% overall with a 1.5% change from the previous Quarter. Source: Madnight.github.io What makes Golang so popular? A person was quoted on Reddit saying, “What I would have done in Python, Ruby, C, C# or C++, I’m now doing in Go.” Such is the impact of Go. Let’s see what makes Golang so popular. Go is cross-platform, so you can target an operating system of your choice when compiling a piece of code. Go offers a native concurrency model that is unlike most mainstream programming languages. Go relies on a concurrency model called CSP ( Communicating Sequential Processes). Instead of locking variables to share memory, Golang allows you to communicate the value stored in your variable from one thread to another. Go has a fairly mature package of its own. Once you install Go, you can build production level software that can cover a wide range of use cases from Restful web APIs to encryption software, before needing to consider any third party packages. Go code typically compiles to a single native binary, which basically makes deploying an application written in Go as easy as copying the application file to the destination server. Go is also being rapidly being adopted as the go-to cloud native language and by leading projects like Docker and Ethereum. It’s concurrency feature and easy deployment make it a popular choice for cloud development. Can Golang replace Python? Reddit is abuzz with people sharing their thoughts about whether Golang would replace Python. A user commented that “Writing a utility script is quicker in Go than in Python or JS. Not quicker as in performance, but in terms of raw development speed.” Another Reddit user pointed out three reasons not to use Python in a Reddit discussion, Why are people ditching python for go?: Dynamic compilation of Python can result in errors that exist in code, but they are in fact not detected. CPython really is very slow; very specifically, procedures that are invoked multiple times are not optimized to run more quickly in future runs (like pypy); they always run at the same slow speed. Python has a terrible distribution story; it’s really hard to ship all your Python dependencies onto a new system. Go addresses those points pretty sharply. It has a good distribution story with static binaries. It has a repeatable build process, and it’s pretty fast. In the same discussion, however, a user nicely sums it up saying, “There is nothing wrong with python except maybe that it is not statically typed and can be a bit slow, which also depends on the use case. Go is the new kid on the block, and while Go is nice, it doesn’t have nearly as many libraries as python does. When it comes to stable, mature third-party packages, it can’t beat python at the moment.” If you’re still thinking about whether or not to begin coding with Go, here’s a quirky rendition of the popular song Let it Go from Disney’s Frozen to inspire you. Write in Go! Write in Go! Read Next Go Cloud is Google’s bid to establish Golang as the go-to language of cloudWriting test functions in Golang [Tutorial] How Concurrency and Parallelism works in Golang [Tutorial]
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s secretary-general is flatly rejecting accusations the alliance is fueling a Cold War-style rivalry with Russia, but says it must upgrade its military capabilities to be able to defend itself.Jens Stoltenberg told reporters Wednesday “NATO will not be dragged into an arms race, but we must keep our countries safe.”The NATO chief spoke as alliance defense ministers gathered in Brussels for a meeting that is expected to increase the size of NATO’s Response Force and streamline procedure for deployment of its new, ultrafast “spearhead” unit of 5,000 ground troops. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Top Stories Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Comments Share NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, center, and Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, right, look on after the NATO Noble Jump exercise on a training range near Swietoszow Zagan, Poland, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz) Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Moscow accuses NATO of threatening it by building up forces near its borders.But Stoltenberg said NATO is only adapting to face today’s realities, like Moscow’s annexation of Crimea, large-scale Russian military exercises and a rash of nuclear rhetoric.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), under the Ministry of Culture for the archaeological researches and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation, has inked a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) with Yatra.com and BookMyShow to enable national and international tourists to conveniently book their tickets online for 141 historical monuments which fall under the cognizance of ASI.The move is aimed towards supporting the ‘Digital India’ agenda of the Government of India, in order to facilitate digitisation of ASI’s service offerings, thereby providing fast track access and a world-class e-ticket booking experience to visitors. The partnership with Yatra (the only OTA to provide this facility) and BookMyShow will also be significant in promoting tourism and cultural heritage in India.Speaking on the partnership, Dhiresh Sharma, Chief Business Officer, Activities – Yatra, said, “In addition to providing online booking services, Yatra will be extending its platform for promoting cultural heritage and featuring all the essential information that a visitor needs to plan their sightseeing. We believe that this initiative, in partnership with The Archaeological Survey of India, will drive the convenience of ‘digital’ to all those planning to visit these sites.”Commenting on this partnership, Karan Arora, General Manager – Business Development, BookMyShow said, “The Archaeological Survey of India has taken lead in expanding e-ticketing for this segment. We are excited to work with them to innovate within this space and introduce unmatched convenience while contributing to the Government’s Digital India initiative.”As per information disclosed by APN News, ASI will manage the tickets for the 141 monuments, museums and sites and tickets to it can be booked online on Yatra and BookMyShow platforms.
Go back to the e-newsletterLocated in the heart of the Swiss Alps, far from city pollution, the Leukerbad Clinic is the perfect place to regenerate. Recognised by the Swiss health authorities since 1961, the medical retreat has recently been fully modernised and now steps into the future.The multidisciplinary team is committed to protecting its patients’ health and letting them benefit from Leukerbad’s experience, with programmes designed to be fully personalised, according to each patient’s state of health. For every request, the Leukerbad Clinic sends a detailed estimate to the patient listing the different medical and hospitality services.Leukerbad offer an anti-ageing programme that has been adapted to achieve maximum effect over a shorter period. A specialty of the clinic for many years, the programme relies on different cutting-edge techniques to detoxify, revitalise and stimulate the patient at a cellular level. It offers an approach based on the use of advanced therapeutic products which strengthen the immune system and aid recovery after certain health problems. Accompanied by a special diet, it also helps to eliminate toxic substances and metabolic residues.Leukerbad offers the unique possibility for all-round detoxification, fighting toxic metabolites, unsaturated fats, heavy metals and the like. Over time, theses substances accumulate in the body and can have biochemical or cellular effects which can trigger the onset of pathologies. Their elimination is therefore essential. A medicalised detoxification treatment has been developed using synthetic products which have the ability to drain harmful substances from the body. To achieve the best possible results, medicalised detoxification should be accompanied by a detoxifying and hypotoxic diet.Go back to the e-newsletter
by Terry Tang, The Associated Press Posted Jan 16, 2019 8:18 am PDT This image released by ABC shows Marsai Martin, from left, Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson in a scene from “black-ish.” In the episode airing on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Dre, played by Anderson, and Bow, played by Ross, are furious after Diane, played by Martin, isn’t lit properly in her class photo. The episode outlines the history of colorism in depth while injecting some humor. (Ron Tom/ABC via AP) Colorism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about whether prejudice isn’t just about the colour of a person’s skin, but the shade.“Colorism,” the idea that light-skinned minorities are given more privilege than their darker-skinned peers, is a centuries-old concept that many insiders say remains pervasive in the entertainment industry. The instant reckoning of social media has brought prominence to the issue and on Tuesday the ABC sitcom “black-ish,” known for not shying from heavier topics, confronted it.In the episode “Black Like Us,” parents Dre and Bow (played by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross) are appalled when they see that daughter Diane (Marsai Martin) appears darker in her poorly lit classroom photo. Their outrage sparks a tense conversation within the family.“We felt that this was the year to just put it on our shoulders and see what we can do and hope at the very least we can get people to talk about it openly,” said co-showrunner Kenny Smith.Executive producer Peter Saji wrote the episode. A light-skinned, mixed-race man, Saji drew from his own experiences as well as research.“There is a light-skinned privilege that I never really wanted to admit I felt or experienced. I sort of grew up ‘Oh, we’re all black. We all experience the same struggle,’” he said.More often when movies and television shows ignite conversations about colorism, it’s unintentional.In 2016, a furor erupted over a trailer showing actress Zoe Saldana portraying singer and activist Nina Simone. Saldana’s skin was darkened and she wore a prosthetic nose.When images from “Ralph Breaks the Internet” came out last year, it appeared Princess Tiana, Disney’s first black princess, had a lighter complexion and sharper features. Anika Noni Rose, who voices Tiana, met with animators and spoke about how important it was that dark-skinned girls see themselves represented. The studio also consulted the civil rights group Color of Change.“They had to spend some real money to actually fix this. They recognized the problem, they listened and they worked to change it,” said Color of Change executive director Rashad Robinson.The issue isn’t unique to black people. In India’s Bollywood film industry, the starring roles tend to go to lighter-skinned actors, many of whom endorse products promoting fairer skin.The movie “Crazy Rich Asians” left some Asian-Americans disappointed by a lack of brown or dark-skinned actors.Meanwhile, “Roma” director Alfonso Cuaron received praise for casting Yalitza Aparicio in the lead role of an indigenous maid. The character is more at the forefront than her lighter-skinned Mexican employer.For African-Americans, bias toward lighter-skinned people dates back to slavery. Skin complexion sometimes determined what type of jobs slaves were assigned or if, post-slavery, they were worthy of receiving an education. In later decades, universities, fraternities and other institutions were known for using the “brown paper bag” test: Those with skin lighter than the bag were in.“It’s part of white supremacy, or holding up whiteness over other backgrounds,” Robinson said. “It has deep implications, historical implications in the black community from beauty standards to professional opportunities to how families have treated one another.”The problem also exists within the music industry. Mathew Knowles, who managed daughters Beyonce and Solange and Destiny’s Child, said it’s no accident that most of the recent top-selling black artists are lighter-skinned like Mariah Carey and Rihanna. He said Beyonce often got opportunities that darker-skinned artists probably wouldn’t.“There’s another 400 that are of a darker complexion … that didn’t get a chance at Top 40 radio,” Knowles said. “They got pigeonholed that they were black and in the ‘black division,’ and they got pigeonholed in just R&B, black radio stations.”Knowles, himself darker skinned, said his own mother instilled in him that darker skinned women were less desirable. It’s a perception that he thinks is starting to shift.“We have to have social courage to speak up about this stuff and stop being quiet about it,” Knowles said. “The only way we change is to be uncomfortable and truthful about our feelings and beliefs.”That is a strategy that “black-ish” co-showrunner Smith also agrees with.“With anything it’s always best to have a truthful conversation,” Smith said.___Online: https://abc.go.com/shows/blackish____Follow Terry Tang on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ttangAPTerry Tang, The Associated Press
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