first_imgKolkata: Noted actor Mrinal Mukhopadhyay died in a private nursing home on Tuesday.He was 74-years-old and is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters. His elder daughter is well known singer Jojo. Mukhopadhyay had acted in different roles in several feature films. He had acted in some television serials as well and was equally proficient in drama and yatra. For quite some time, the veteran actor had been suffering from cancer. He was taken to hospital after his condition deteriorated on Monday. He breathed his last on Tuesday afternoon.last_img


“I fear that there is now a danger that these fundamentals are being challenged and eroded,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Ian Martin said of the commitments under the 2006 agreement ending a decade-long civil war that claimed an estimated 13,000 lives. Under the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2006, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) “committed itself to democratic norms and values, including the competitive multi-party system of government, fundamental human rights, civil liberties, press freedom and rule of law. The parties elected to the 1999 Parliament committed themselves to the election of a constituent assembly, the restructuring of the state and progressive socio-economic change.”Both sides also agreed that the Maoist army personnel were to be “integrated and rehabilitated” and the Nepal Army was to be “democratized.”However, there is recent controversy over recruitment by the Nepal Army and its recognition of authority of the elected Maoist-led Government, with the army arguing that it should be allowed to fill vacancies.Mr. Martin, giving his last presentation to the Council in his current position, said the original agreements regarding the armies must be maintained “if a critical post-conflict challenge is to be successfully overcome and a stable peace is to be achieved and sustained.”He stressed that one need for change to which no political party and neither army was yet truly committed was the need to end impunity, noting that in the three-and-a-half years he has been in the South Asian country, not a single perpetrator of a major human rights violation, whether committed during the armed conflict or after, had been properly brought to justice.Although the parties committed in 2006 to investigate disappearances, only now is Parliament about to consider legislation to set up a commission to do so.“The weakness of the peace process has been the failure to implement commitments made,” Mr. Martin said. “The need now is therefore not only for a renewed basis of understanding and cooperation, but also for a continuous mechanism for ensuring such implementation.” In his most recent report to the Council, Mr. Ban proposed a six-month extension for the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) at a reduced level, maintaining 73 arms monitors as at present, but abolishing most of the 18 civilian posts as of 23 January. 16 January 2009Despite “great achievements” in Nepal’s peace process, controversies between the two former combatant forces, the Nepalese and Maoist armies, and other problems may be indicative of the difficulties that lie ahead, the top United Nations official in the country warned the Security Council today. read more


A massive storm Friday night delivered several rounds of severe rain to our region.It blew in quickly and started off with some pounding rain. That lead to loud and long rumbles of thunder which were followed by large cracks of lightning which lit up the night sky. This display was captured from our tower cam which was pointing out over grimsby at the time. Further into the Niagara region if you were a tourist at the Falls, it wasn’t clear which was the more impressive site — the natural wonder of the world — or the amazing scene of lightning in the sky above the falls. We have complete coverage of the violent storm which sent temperatures plunging after a week of scorching weather.our coverage starts in Burlington where Sean Cowan show us what the storm threw at the area and how you viewers handled it.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 read more


US new home sales surge 11.6 per cent in December; gains bode well for 2015 by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Jan 27, 2015 11:38 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Sales of new U.S. homes accelerated strongly in December, a sign that home-buying may improve this year after a lacklustre 2014.The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new home sales climbed 11.6 per cent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000. The gains were not enough to offset essentially flat home-buying over the course of 2014. Just 435,000 new homes were bought last year, a modest 1.2 per cent improvement from 2013.The growth in December pointed to rising sales in 2015, buoyed by the combination of strong hiring in recent months and drastically lower mortgage rates. Home values are also rising at a slower pace, improving affordability for would-be buyers.“We may see continued momentum in new home sales kick off 2015,” said Derek Lindsey, an analyst at the bank BNP Paribas.Over the past 12 months, median prices for new homes rose 8.2 per cent to $298,100. That increase masks the gains on the lower-end of the new construction market. The share of new-homes priced $200,000 to $299,999 increased in December to 32 per cent, up from 30 per cent in the prior two months.“This is where the first-timers are likely found, so it is encouraging that they appeared to be enticed into the new home market,” noted Jennifer Lee, a senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.Last year disappointed in part because builders largely focused on higher-end houses, which limited the number of would-be buyers and kept the pace of construction below historic levels. Roughly 700,000 new homes were sold in the 1990s, nearly a third more than in 2014.Much of the gains in December came from a 53.6 per cent jump in sales in the Northeast and a 17.7 per cent increase in the South. The West reported a slight increase in sales, while buying in the Midwest slipped.The improved health of the U.S. economy should help boost sales in the coming months.Average rates for 30-year mortgages dropped to 3.63 per cent last week, down from 4.39 per cent a year ago, according to the mortgage firm Freddie Mac. That steep decline makes it cheaper for buyers to borrow, helping them afford larger and more expensive homes. So far, homeowners are primarily relying on the lower rates to refinance their mortgages. Purchases are up 3 per cent over the past 12 months, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.At the same time, the growth in prices for existing homes has been steadily slowing, putting more properties within reach of buyers who had previously been priced out of the market. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, rose 4.3 per cent in November from 12 months earlier. That’s down slightly from a 4.5 per cent pace in October and double-digit gains in early 2014.Would-be buyers are likely to moderate any price growth caused by increased demand, even if the figures may be bumpy from month-to-month, said Hela Richardson, chief economist at the real estate brokerage Redfin.“We’re seeing that the hottest demand is at the most affordable price points,” Richardson said. “That means if prices go up too far too fast, buyers will step back and wait for them to drop again.”Solid hiring over the past year should help contribute to income gains and real estate sales. The unemployment rate has plunged to 5.6 per cent from 6.7 per cent a year ago, as employers added nearly three million jobs last year, according to the Labor Department. While average wages have barely nudged upward, the job growth has contributed to more Americans with paychecks — which may spur additional home-buying.On top of that, nearly half a million people who lost their home to foreclosure or a short sale during the financial crisis are now beyond the seven-year period needed to repair their credit and quality for a mortgage, according to RealtyTrac, the real estate analyst firm.The National Association of Realtors said last week that sales of existing homes rose 2.4 per cent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million.Construction firms still expect growth this year, although their enthusiasm has waned slightly. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index fell slightly this month to 57, down one point from a revised reading of 58 in December. Despite the decrease, any reading above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good rather than poor. read more


first_imgAccident & Emergency departments need almost 3,000 more doctors to cope with unprecedented pressures which could trigger a major crisis this winter, MPs have warned.A report by the Commons health committee says hospitals are “running too hot” with record occupancy levels leaving too few empty beds to cope with surges in demand.Experts said the NHS was “going in to its toughest winter yet, with the odds stacked against it.”MPs said hospitals had too few staff to respond to pressures which are being fuelled by cuts in social care services.  A&E departments need at least  8,000 doctors – 50 per cent more than the 5,300 currently employed – to keep pace with the rise in emergency admissions in the last five years, the report says.More than 1,000 more consultants would be needed to match demand, the report says, citing evidence from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM).The head of the health committee last night raised fears that a “cold snap” could be enough to push services into chaos. Number of patients waiting at least 2 hours for handover2013/14 2,1242014/15 4,8332015/16 10,031 “If you have too little capacity you get sick people backing up in A&E departments and the system begins to unravel. If we have a cold snap or the flu vaccine doesn’t work we will have serious problems in the system,” Dr Wollaston said.MPs said NHS trusts were resorting to desperate measures to try to reduce levels of bed-blocking, with too many pensioners trapped in hospital for want of care at home.A number of hospitals have begun hiring carers to look after pensioners in their own homes, so they can empty beds for those in medical need , the report says. Dr Sarah Wollaston, chairman of the Commons health select committee, has called for extra funding for social care, and capital investment in the NHS Credit:Jay Williams Official statistics show growing pressures on the NHS Credit:Chris Radburn /PA  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A&E sign  Longest handover delay recorded by each ambulance service, 2016 so farLondon: 9 hours 3 minutes Queen Elizabeth II, Woolwich MarchNorth West: 8 hours 37 minutes, Southport District Hospital, JulyYorkshire 6 hours, 24 minutes, Scarborough District Hospital AprilEast Midlands 6 hours 21 minutes, Leicester Royal Infirmary JanuaryEast of England: 6 hours 6 minutes, Broomfield Hospital, FebruarySouth Western: 5 hours 29 minutes, Dorset County Hospital, JulyNorth East:  4 hours 40 minutes, Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, MarchSouth East Coast: 4 hours 35 minutes, Royal Surrey County Hospital, AprilWest Midlands 4 hours 31 minutes. Royal Shrewsbury, April South Central: 4 hours, Queen Alexandra Hospital, March Number of patients waiting at least 4 hours for handover2013/14 1262014/15 1742015/16 405Source: FOI disclosures MPs said NHS trusts were forced to take such steps because social care services have reached a “perilous state” across the country.Such schemes are “an indictment of the existing state of adult social care provision,” MPs say, serving to “underline the perilous state of adult social care in England and the fundamental inadequacy of provision in some parts of the country.”One trust has recruited 60 care support workers to provide care in people’s homes, freeing up 75 beds, the report says.Nigel Edwards, chief executive of health think tank, the Nuffield Trust said: “The NHS is going into its toughest winter yet with the odds stacked against it. Demand for healthcare is on the rise, funding for both health and social care is being squeezed and A&E departments are missing their targets.” He said social care services needed at least £2.8bn more by 2019-20 to fill a growing funding gap.MPs accused hospitals of failing to take responsibility for patients arriving at  A&E departments by ambulance, with some ignoring patients stuck waiting in car parks.Earlier this month an investigation revealed a 60 per cent rise in delays in two years, with delays of up to nine hours amid warnings from health officials of a  deadly “epidemic” of delaysEarlier this week, Dr Wollaston wrote to the Chancellor, making an unprecedented plea for a funding boost for the NHS and social care services.The new report repeats the demand, and raises fears that the NHS will struggle to cope as pressures mount.During the first quarter of this year, 85.4 per cent of patients in major A&E departments in England were seen within four hours, compared with 91.1 per cent a year earlier, the report notes. MPs said the decline in A&E performance had “worrying implications for patient safety” and said A&E units had been left with too little capacity to cope with surges in demand.Dr Tajek Hassan, RCEM president said hospital overcrowding was putting lives at risk.Official figures show occupancy levels were more than 91 per cent last year, compared with 86 per cent in 2010-11.”We have warned about the effect that cuts to social care is having on emergency department performance and we have seen the situation worsen each year,” he said.“Whereas traditionally winter would be a busy period, the system would always, to an extent, recover. We are now failing to see recovery with almost year round pressure resulting in delays and overcrowding.” Jeremy Hunt  Number of patients waiting at least 30 minutes for handover2013/14 239,7722014/15 319,8562015/16 393,446 Dr Sarah Wollaston Jeremy Hunt has been questioned about the ability of the NHS to cope amid growing strain Credit:PA  Dr Sarah Wollaston said “unprecedented levels of demand” for services had left overcrowded hospitals routinely compromising safety.The report says health services coped last year because the weather was mild and the flu vaccine worked.But it suggests this winter could be “substantially more difficult,” because recent performance is far worse than normal for the time of year.last_img read more


first_imgSony révise la PS3 : adieu Linux ?Japon – Aujourd’hui, la firme Sony a annoncé dans un billet publié sur son blog la disparition de fonctionnalités sur la prochaine PS3, qui sortira le 1er avril.Il fallait s’y attendre. Sony a décidé de réviser ses consoles de jeux. Il n’y aura aucun changement quant à la manière d’utiliser la PS3, n’ayez crainte. Mais la firme nippone a décidé, entre autres, d’empêcher l’installation d’autres systèmes d’exploitation.La fonctionnalité “installer un autre OS”, qui jusqu’alors était proposée sur la console, ne sera plus présente sur la nouvelle PS3. Celle-ci se verra dotée du firmware 3.21, bloquant toute possibilité de recourir à un autre système d’exploitation, soi-disant par souci de sécurité.En effet, la PS3 pouvait par ce biais être utilisée comme ordinateur de salon. Certains utilisateurs ayant installé d’autres systèmes d’exploitation sont parvenus à pirater la console. La plupart des utilisateurs se servaient de Linux.Sony recommande à tous les utilisateurs de PS3 de mettre à jour le logiciel système 3.21 sur leur console. Elle préconise aussi une sauvegarde des données préalable à cette mise à jour.Le 30 mars 2010 à 11:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


first_imgPrison : un nouveau plan d’actions pour de meilleurs soinsParis, France – Le ministère de la Santé et celui de la Justice ont présenté ensemble un “plan d’actions stratégiques 2010/2014” de 300 millions d’euros, destiné à améliorer les conditions sanitaires des détenus. Leur collaboration est inédite. Roselyne Bachelot, ministre de la Santé, et Michèle Alliot-Marie, garde des Sceaux, ont présenté ensemble ce plan, soulignant que la situation des personnes en milieu carcéral était critique. En prison, certains détenus peuvent être atteints de troubles mentaux, de tuberculose, d’hépatites ou encore du Sida, sans recevoir pour autant les soins appropriés. Pour éviter plus d’accidents et faire baisser le taux de suicide, les deux ministres souhaitent que les personnes incarcérées bénéficient de la “même qualité et de la même continuité de soins que la population générale”.Le plan prévoit également le développement d’unités hospitalières pour personnes incarcérées atteintes de troubles psychiatriques lourds, selon l’AFP. Roselyne Bachelot apporte toutefois un bémol à ce plan d’actions, expliquant qu’elle aurait souhaité que le principe du secret médical soit davantage affirmé. Le 29 octobre 2010 à 15:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


first_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System Stay on target Stephen Hawking’s legacy extends far beyond Earth: The late professor’s voice was beamed into space Friday, as his remains were laid to rest in London.During a memorial ceremony at Westminster Abbey, the European Space Agency (ESA) helped pay tribute by transmitting Hawking’s voice, accompanied by music from composer Vangelis, toward the nearest known black hole.The cosmologist, who passed away in March, was a pioneer of theoretical studies of black holes; he predicted the regions of spacetime should emit a very faint glow, often called “Hawking radiation.”As a personal eulogy, Greek songsmith Vangelis (known for his Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire score) created an original piece featuring Hawking’s voice.“Through sound and music, the language that I know best, I pay tribute and express my high esteem and respect to this extraordinary man,” Vangelis said. “I imagine he will continue to travel with the same devotion, wherever he may be, in the known unknown.”Read the full Hawking monologue online; a CD featuring the arrangement was created for those attending last week’s service.The orchestration was broadcast from ESA’s ground station in Spain as Hawking’s ashes were interred in London, near those of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.“Around the time that our father was laid to rest, the Vangelis composition with our father’s voice was broadcast into space,” Hawking’s daughter Lucy said in a statement, published by ESA. “This is a beautiful and symbolic gesture that creates a link between our father’s presence on this planet, his wish to go into space, and his explorations of the universe in this mind.”The broadcast started at 1:42 CEST (Central European Summer Time), and is expected to reach the nearest black hole to Earth—1A 0620-00—in about 3,500 years, “where it will be frozen in by the event horizon,” according to ESA Director of Science Günther Hasinger.Stephen Hawking’s final theory on the origin of the universe was published in May, providing evidence for the presence of a “multiverse” less complicated than we thought.For more, see our roundup of 10 of the physicist’s greatest quotes, as well as a look into the universe’s fastest-growing black hole.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more


first_imgBRUSH PRAIRIE — In many ways, the story of Daybreak Youth Services’ coming inpatient treatment center reflects that of those it serves.Significant roadblocks. The occasional setback. But with the right people and the right amount of drive, a bright future.Daybreak Youth Services held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 40-bed facility in Brush Prairie on Wednesday. A crowd of public officials and teens in treatment gathered to celebrate at the 30,000-square-foot building at 11910 N.E. 154th St., which once housed the Bethesda Slavic Church.“I knew that we need to do something urgently to expand capacity for residential treatment for adolescents in Western Washington,” Daybreak Director Annette Klinefelter told the crowd.The facility, once it opens early next year, will be the first of its kind in Washington, Klinefelter said. The residential facility will provide treatment for youth struggling with substance abuse and related mental health issues, as well as providing outpatient services and administrative offices for the nonprofit organization.The project will be paid for in part by a $1.5 million grant approved by the state Legislature last year, as well as a capital fundraising campaign that recently reached $1.5 million of the $2 million it aims to raise in Clark County.“This community in Southwest Washington is the place to start the first facility of its kind to have a comprehensive continuum of care,” Klinefelter said.last_img read more


first_imgBruce Shelley with HEA: “We here at Homer Electric want to make sure you are prepared by taking the necessary precautions. Those include; make sure sensitive electronic equipment is taken care of, charge your cell phone, and ensure you have other supplies that you might need on hand. We are hoping this might blow by us, but if not you need to be ready at your location.”  HEA crews had to take an emergency outage due to a burning tree on the line and on the ground. Homer Electric Association responded to an outage from the K-Beach Road fire station stretching to the South. Members in the area may have noticed a brief outage beginning at 7:01am to 7:37am affecting 633 members. For real-time outage notifications and updates, “Like” HEA’s Facebook page and select “See First” for automatic updates to your newsfeed. HEA’s Facebook page should not be used to report outages.center_img The heavy winds prompted the National Weather Service office in Anchorage, to issue a wind advisory that will remain in effect until Saturday evening. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享One section of the Kenai Peninsula was without power Friday morning when strong winds took down a power line.last_img read more


first_img See at Amazon How to save money on nearly everything you buy online Share your voice Read the Echo (2017) review The Amazon Echo Dot and others are discounted, even though Christmas is now well behind us. Ry Crist/CNET Christmas is in the rear-view mirror, but there are still sales and deals to be had. The good news is that much of Amazon’s best stuff remains on sale through New Year’s Eve, so if you’ve got gift cards at the ready, here are some of your best options that are still discounted. And plenty of other retailers are having solid after-Christmas sales, too.Update: Check out even better deals here: Get an Echo Dot for $15, a Fire TV Stick 4K for $30 or a Propel Star Wars drone for $40 Now playing: Watch this: Prefer a more robust sound to your smart speaker? Step up to the standard Echo. Like the Dot, you can pair two together for stereo sound — and it’s now compatible with Apple Music, in addition to Spotify and most other big subscription services. Sarah Tew/CNET 4 See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET PlayStation Classic for $60 (save $40) Read the PlayStation Classic review OK, we didn’t love the PlayStation Classic, to put it mildly. And neither did anyone else. But a 40 percent price cut — and noting that it’s apparently easy to hack — is a good excuse to reevaluate things.  Sarah Tew/CNET Our favorite discount tablet is still marked down by almost 40 percent. That means you get this great 8-inch travel companion for the same price that the 7-inch model usually sells for. Note that the Kids Edition — with cushioned case, two-year replacement warranty and included year of FreeTime Unlimited service — is also available for $50 off. Ian Knighton/CNET One of our favorite travel speakers is currently on sale for a price lower than its Black Friday best. Get the JBL Clip 3 for just $40, down from its usual price of $60 (and its Black Friday price of $50). It’s fully waterproof and sounds great, too. Read the Fire HD 8 (2018) review 2:10 Fire HD 8 tablet for $50 (save $30) The best video games of 2018 See at Amazon Read the JBL Clip 3 review Read the Echo Dot (2018) review JBL Clip 3 for $40 (save $20) See at Amazon Holiday Gift Guide 2018 Smart Speakers & Displays Media Streamers See at Amazon Amazon Echo for $70 (save $30) Roku Streaming Stick Plus for $50 (save $10) Comments Want to convert an older HDTV to a smart TV? Or do you want to add some apps that your Samsung, LG or Sony TV never seems to have built in? The Roku Streaming Stick Plus has them all (except iTunes), it delivers up to full 4K resolution and it’s got power and volume control for your TV on the remote, too. Don’t need 4K? The $34 Roku Streaming Stick is otherwise pretty much identical. Echo Dot for $30 (save $20) Read: These were the best products of 2018 Read: CES 2019 TVs preview: Get ready for 8K AI rollable OLED with Alexa Read the Roku Streaming Stick Plus review The 2018 version of Amazon’s basic smart speaker remains on sale for 40 percent off. It’s the easiest gateway to an Alexa-powered smart home. (The earlier model is still available, too — for $5 less.) 23 Photos See at Amazon Tags CNET Editors’ Choice Amazon Prime Amazon Sonylast_img read more


first_imgStructure of the neuron transistor, which contains a 2D flake of MoS2. Credit: S. G. Hu et al. ©2017 IOP Publishing (Phys.org)—Researchers have built a new type of “neuron transistor”—a transistor that behaves like a neuron in a living brain. These devices could form the building blocks of neuromorphic hardware that may offer unprecedented computational capabilities, such as learning and adaptation. Explore further Journal information: Nanotechnology More information: S. G. Hu et al. “A MoS2-based coplanar neuron transistor for logic applications.” Nanotechnology. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/aa6b47 © 2017 Phys.orgcenter_img The researchers, S. G. Hu and coauthors at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, have published a paper on the neuron transistor in a recent issue of Nanotechnology.In order for a transistor to behave like a biological neuron, it must be capable of implementing neuron-like functions—in particular, weighted summation and threshold functions. These refer to a biological neuron’s ability to receive weighted input signals from many other neurons, and then to sum the input values and compare them to a threshold value to determine whether or not to fire. The human brain has tens of billions of neurons, and they are constantly performing weighted summation and threshold functions many times per second that together control all of our thoughts and actions.In the new study, the researchers constructed a neuron transistor that acts like a single neuron, capable of weighted summation and threshold functions. Instead of being made of silicon like conventional transistors, the neuron transistor is made of a two-dimensional flake of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which belongs to a new class of semiconductor called transition metal dichalcogenides. To demonstrate the neuron transistor’s neuron-like behavior, the researchers showed that it can be controlled by either one gate or two gates simultaneously. In the latter case, the neuron transistor implements a summation function. To demonstrate, the researchers showed that the neuron transistor can perform a counting task analogous to moving the beads in a two-bead abacus, along with other logic functions.One of the advantages of the neuron transistor is its operating speed. Although other neuron transistors have already been built, they typically operate at frequencies of less than or equal to 0.05 Hz, which is much lower than the average firing rate of biological neurons of about 5 Hz. The new neuron transistor works in a wide frequency range of 0.01 to 15 Hz, which the researchers expect will offer advantages for developing neuromorphic hardware.In the future, the researchers hope to add more control gates to the neuron transistor, creating a more realistic model of a biological neuron with its many inputs. In addition, the researchers hope to integrate neuron transistors with memristors (which are considered to be the most suitable device for implementing synapses) to construct neuromorphic systems that can work in a similar way to the brain. A turbo engine for tracing neurons Citation: Neuron transistor behaves like a brain neuron (2017, June 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-06-neuron-transistor-brain.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


first_imgRelated posts:Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates 20 years of provocative exhibition Fernando Carballo exhibit showcases 40 years of technique ‘Chunches’ exhibit showcases inventive Guatemalan artist ‘From the Trenches’ exhibit illustrates World War I at Alianza Francesa A century ago, Gavrilo Princip shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand at point blank range in downtown Sarajevo. The assassination precipitated World War I, which cost millions of lives, rearranged the political map and began a fearsome new era of “total war.”To remember the centennial, Bosnia and Herzegovina is hosting the Sarajevo Peace Event, a citywide celebration of tranquility and culture. Most of us won’t be able to hop a plane to the Balkans, but six artists based in Costa Rica have done the next best thing: They have sent 30 photographs to Sarajevo to exhibit at the event, a series called “Ecosistemas de Paz.”Conceived by Katherine Armstrong, Silvia Espinoza, and Vanessa Mendez, “Ecosistemas” includes a variety of images on the theme of peace, from street demonstrators to a surfer with “Todo Tuanis” (“It’s all good”) tattooed on his back. The series celebrates Costa Rica and its long history of avoiding major war.“We pride ourselves in promoting the country’s track record of eradicating the army, seeding cultural diversity, setting an example for democracy, leading the way for biodiversity and educating for peace,” the organizers said in a statement.The exhibit is among 180 workshops and 40 cultural activities taking place in Sarajevo, whose name is a name weighty with significance: Nicknamed “The Jerusalem of Europe,” the city both hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics and endured a bitter three-year siege in the 1990s.“Ecosistemas” will return to Costa Rica for public display this September. Facebook Commentslast_img read more


first_imgBrand USA and Hawaiian Airlines, have announced the inaugural Brand USA and Hawaiian Airlines Great Outdoors MegaFam, taking place from 15 – 24 March 2015.Up to fifty five agents from Australia and New Zealand will qualify for one of the coveted spots on the MegaFam, flying to the U.S. with Hawaiian Airlines via Honolulu on 15 March, 2015.The lucky participants will spend eight days experiencing different itineraries built around experiencing the Great Outdoors in the U.S.The agents will split into five smaller groups and spend the first six nights exploring their mainland destinations: San Diego and Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco, Portland and Seattle, New York and Washington D.C. and Las Vegas and the surrounding areas.The entire group will meet in Honolulu for the final two nights where they will enjoy a grand finale event and share their MegaFam stories and experiences. The group will arrive back home on 24 March.Brand USA director Australia and New Zealand Oliver Philpot, said that it is a thrill to host the first ever Brand USA and Hawaiian Airlines MegaFam.“We are thrilled to be hosting the first-ever Brand USA and Hawaiian Airlines MegaFam, the lucky agents will get to experience the diversity of experiences and destinations available in the US,” Mr Philpot said.Participants will be selected based on volume of Hawaiian Airline sales between 1 December 2014 and 8 February 2015.Agents must also have completed the regional expert module of the Discover America online training program to be eligible for a spot on the MegaFam.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more


first_imgYou will be able to hear Hugh Jackson sing on tour next year AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Nov 29, 2018 7:09 am PDTcenter_img NEW YORK — Hugh Jackman will launch his first ever world tour next year, performing at arenas mostly reserved for pop, rock and rap stars.The multi-talented entertainer announced his “The Man. The Music. The Show.” tour on Thursday, which will feature Jackman singing songs from “The Greatest Showman,” ”Les Miserables” and Broadway musicals, among other selections. He will be accompanied by a live orchestra.The tour starts in Europe, officially kicking off in Hamburg, Germany, on May 13, 2019. He will pay two shows at The O2 Arena in London.The North American leg begins June 18 in Houston and he will perform twice at both New York’s Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.Most tickets go on sale Dec. 7. Tickets for the MSG shows go on sale Dec. 10.____Online:http://www.hughjackmantheshow.com/Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Presslast_img read more


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