Sensex snaps 4-day winning streak, drops 180 pts

first_imgMumbai: Breaking its four-day rising streak, the BSE Sensex dropped about 180 points Wednesday on profit booking and forecast of below-normal monsoon this year. Despite a strong rally in global equities, Indian market failed to sustain at lifetime highs led by losses in oil and gas, telecom, metal and healthcare stocks. After swinging nearly 450 points, the 30-share Sensex settled 179.53 points, or 0.46 per cent lower at 38,877.12. The broader NSE Nifty too pared early gains and ended 69.25 points, or 0.59 per cent, down at 11,643.95. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Benchmark indices gave up all the early gains and ended in red after Skymet predicted below normal monsoon for this year, said Sunil Sharma, Chief Investment Officer, Sanctum Wealth Management. “This news comes just a day before RBI is expected to cut rates by 25 bps and adopt a pro-growth stance. However, expectation of poor rainfall and already slow economic growth alongside subdued inflation may pressurise RBI to go for a higher rate cut, thus surprising the street positively,” Sharma added. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is holding a three-day meeting between April 2 – 4 for the first policy statement for 2019-20. SBI was the biggest loser in the Sensex pack, shedding 2.40 per cent, followed by Yes Bank, Bharti Airtel, L&T, Sun Pharma, M&M, ICICI Bank, ONGC, RIL, Asian Paints, Vedanta and HUL, which lost up to 2.37 per cent. On the other hand, Maruti, HCL Tech, HDFC, Tata Steel, PowerGrid, Hero MotoCorp and TCS ended with gains of up to 2.78 per cent. Sectorally, the BSE oil and gas, telecom, capital goods, energy and healthcare indices fell up to 2.06 per cent. Broader indices too ended in the red, with the BSE Midcap and Smallcap slipping up to 0.87 per cent. Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net buyers in the capital markets, putting in Rs 543.36 crore Tuesday, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold equities to the tune of Rs 437.70 crore, provisional data available with stock exchanges showed. In Asia, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 1.22 per cent, Korea’s Kospi rose 1.20 per cent, Japan’s Nikkei ended 0.97 per cent higher and Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.24 per cent. In Europe, Frankfurt’s DAX was up 1.33 per cent, Paris CAC 40 rose 0.74 per cent, while London’s FTSE slipped 0.04 per cent in early deals. The benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.53 per cent to USD 69.74 per barrel. Meanwhile, the rupee appreciated 30 paise to 68.44 against the US dollar intra-day.last_img read more

Man with ‘Islamic extremist leanings’ attacks New York police

Washington –  A man reported to have Islamic “extremist leanings” attacked police officers in New York City with a hatchet Thursday, injuring two before being shot dead, police and a monitoring group said.The man, identified in the U.S. media as Zale Thompson, had posted an array of statements on YouTube and Facebook that “display a hyper-racial focus in both religious and historical contexts, and ultimately hint at his extremist leanings,” the SITE monitoring group said.Four police officers in the city’s Queens Borough were posing for a photograph at the request of a freelance photographer when the man walked up and without saying a word attacked them, a city hall statement said. One officer was hit in the arm and another in the head before the officers shot and killed the man, according to police commissioner Bill Bratton.He said police were investigating the motive for the attack, Bratton said, adding that it was too early to determine whether it was terror-related.A 29-year-old bystander was accidentally hit by a bullet in the lower back and taken to a hospital, while the man who took the photograph was cooperating with police and was not considered a suspect, Bratton said.Police described the assailant as being around 32 and having dark skin.SITE, which monitors radical Muslim groups, said that in a comment Thompson had posted to a pro-Islamic State video on Sept.13, 2014, he described “jihad as a justifiable response to the oppression of the ‘Zionists and the Crusaders.’” read more

Morocco: First Thermal Station Via Solar Energy to Enter into Action…

Marrakech – The first thermal solar power station in Morocco, which is a part of a development project costing seven billion Euros, will be launched in 2015.In a statement to AFP, the chairman of the Moroccan Agency of Solar Energy, Mr. Mustapha Elbakoury, stated, “According to the program, the progress made by the workshop Basin of Ouarzazate will allow the station, ‘Nour 1’ to enter into action next year [2015].”Nour 1 is the first thermal station, which is powered by solar energy and costs more than 600 million Euros. It will generate 160 megawatts of power. The task of its building went to the company Consortium, which is primarily supported by shareholders in Saudi Arabia. Elbakoury continued: “the ambitious project aiming at producing 2,000 megawatts of solar power by 2020 is progressing in a satisfactory way.”Morocco plans to build five stations to generate electricity from solar energy. The first one will be Ouarzazate station at the gates of the desert, which is estimated to generate 500 megawatts and is foreseen to be one of the biggest such programs in the world.According to Elbakoury, the second phase of the implementation of the stations “Noor 2” and “Nour 3” will start in the beginning of 2015.Elbakoury also stated that the announcement of the third phase of the project will take place “in the coming weeks.”According to AFP, Morocco, which does not have large reserves of hydrocarbons, is aiming at covering 42 percent of its power needs through renewable energies by 2020.In addition to solar energy, Morocco is betting on wind energy development, and it is building the largest station on the continent for this purpose in Tarfaya. read more

Nicolas Cage in Morocco to Capture Osama Bin Laden

Rabat – The trailer of “Army of One,” a new movie from Oscar winning actor Nicolas Cage and shot in Morocco, was released on YouTube last week.The nearly three-minute trailer features Morocco as one of the film’s most prominent locations in which scenes from the surreal comedy thriller were filmed.Morocco’s red city, Marrakech, appears as a City in Pakistan where Cage plays the role of Gary Faulkner, an American construction worker, who is on a mission from “God” to capture Osama Bin Laden. TWC-Dimension/Anchor Bay EntertainmentBased on a true story, Gary Faulkner appears taking a stroll through the streets of Marrakech on the back of a donkey, hunting down Osama Bin Laden. He crosses the Afghanistan Mountains armed with a pistol, a sword, night vision goggles, and a map. His mission, however, is interrupted when he iscaught near the Afghani border.“Army of One” is directed by American filmmaker and writer Larry Charles. Featuring as co-stars alongside Cage are Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Russel Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Ken Marino (Agent Carter), Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story), and Paul Scheer (Fresh Off the Boat).TWC-Dimension/Anchor Bay EntertainmentLast week, Chilean Radio Cooperativa said, “Morocco has become the preferred destination for international directors to shoot the scenes that are supposed to take place in Iran, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.”Over the past years, many blockbuster movies have been shot in Moroccan territory, including “Mission Impossible-Rogue Nation” starring Tom Cruise, Prison Break,” “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” and “Les Nouvelles Aventures d’Aladin.”Last year, The Guardian ranked Morocco among the Top 10 Destinations for worldwide filmmakers. Many regard the country as an “exotic” and “spiritual” place by virtue of its unique landscapes and ancient cities, such as Ouarzazate, which is known as the “Moroccan Hollywood.”Well-known hit films such as “Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “The Man Would Be King,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” and “Babel” have all been shot in Ouarzazate.“Army of One” will be available from November 4.Edited by Constance Guindon read more

Morocco: Ministry of Transport Launches Traffic News Application

Rabat – The Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics has launched “MarRoute”, a mobile application designed to provide commuters and passengers with information and news regarding traffic.In a communiqué released on Tuesday, the ministry said that the application, which informs users about road conditions, is a part of its strategy to ensure the safety of it commuters and passengers.The application, which is available for free download, provides users with various kinds of information services, such as a map displaying accidents  on the road that might disrupt their trip, including snow and flooding. The app will get its data from announcements released by of the ministry’s regional and provincial directoratesAccording to the ministry, the application was created as an interactive, participatory platform where users can share their concerns.The ministry stressed that the application comes as part of the Ministry’s policy of promoting e-governance  and supporting the evolution of mobile technologies in order to offer better public service to Moroccan citizens. read more

Shooting inside California Costco causes injuries, chaos

CORONA, Calif. — Witnesses say a shooting at a Costco store southeast of Los Angeles sparked a stampede and left several people injured.Police swarmed the Costco Friday night and several ambulances were also parked outside the store in the city of Corona, about 50 miles (80.5 kilometres) east of downtown Los Angeles.Witnesses told KCAL-TV that a man with a Mohawk haircut was arguing with a woman with a child inside the store when about eight shots rang out.One witness says shoppers began stampeding toward exits and he saw three people on stretchers who appeared to have minor injuries.It’s unclear whether any of the injured were shot.KCAL-TV reported more than 100 people were outside the store. Video also showed a police officer with a gun at the ready checking parked cars.The Associated Press read more

Corrupt Russians face UK visa ban under British version of Magnitsky Act

first_imgRussian officials involved in corruption and human rights abuse are to be targeted with a tough new sanctions regime co-ordinated with the US and Canada, the Telegraph can disclose. The move, which was being planned before last week’s poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in Salisbury, is likely to inflame tensions with Moscow, following the nerve-agent attack government figures… Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, and Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, have agreed that Britain will introduce a UK version of the so-called “Magnitsky Act” under which 49 Russian nationals are named in an official US list of “gross violators of human rights”, whose crimes include extrajudicial killings and torture.last_img read more

Martine Aubry a horreur des réseaux sociaux

first_imgMartine Aubry a “horreur” des réseaux sociaux Lors d’un déplacement, la candidate à la primaire socialiste Martine Aubry a confié détester les réseaux sociaux tels que Facebook et Twitter. Symbole selon elle, d’une société nombriliste. Elle a néanmoins reconnu leur utilité dans certaines circonstances.Alors que de plus en plus de politiques ont désormais une page Facebook et utilisent la toile pour faire campagne, il semblerait bien que les réseaux sociaux n’aient pas encore conquis le coeur de tout le monde. Lors d’un récent déplacement, la première secrétaire du Parti socialiste Martine Aubry a en effet confié détester les réseaux sociaux : “Facebook et Twitter, j’ai horreur de ça… C’est typique de cette société où chacun pense à son nombril… Et puis tous ces faux amis… Ce n’est pas mon truc d’expliquer mes états d’âme. La vie, c’est aussi être libre de regarder autour de soi”, rapporte le Point.  À lire aussi”Trash Tag Challenge” : le défi utile qui incite Twitter et Instagram à nettoyer la planètePourtant, la candidate à la primaire socialiste possède bien une page Facebook suivie à ce jour par 10.925 fans, ainsi qu’un compte Twitter et un site internet, tous régulièrement alimentés par Emile Josselin, chargé de la campagne web de Martine Aubry. Il faut dire que le Parti socialiste revendique haut et fort chercher à “tirer le meilleur parti du numérique dans la vie publique” et prône son utilisation comme le note Numerama : “Internet a permis de développer le dialogue direct et de décloisonner le débat public, en l’ouvrant largement. Les citoyens interpellent aujourd’hui directement leurs représentants par Facebook ou Twitter, et s’auto-organisent pour défendre des causes locales ou globales. La diffusion des pratiques numériques facilite la participation à des processus institutionnels dès l’élaboration”Si Martine Aubry a donc fourni une réponse bien éloignée du discours classique, elle a également reconnu ne pas pouvoir se passer du web et des réseaux sociaux pour faire campagne. Par ailleurs, elle a admis le rôle important joué il y a peu, entre autres par Facebook, lors des révolutions arabes. Les réseaux virtuels auraient donc bien une autre utilité que “raconter sa vie” ? Le 8 juillet 2011 à 17:47 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Experimental Projector Shoots Steady Images Even On Moving Objects

first_imgIt’s not a difficult task for a projector to shoot a nice, crisp image onto a stiff, perfectly flat surface. But one that’s rippling in the breeze? That’s impossible, right?Well, it was impossible before researchers started playing around with projection mapping. What’s projection mapping? You may have seen it in action before and not know what it was. It’s used in augmented reality to do things like this:Canada’s Parliament building dressed up via the magic of projection mappingNot content with merely being able to run projection-mapped imagery atop static objects like buildings, a team of Japanese researchers started working on a way to project on objects that were moving. Things like a person’s t-shirt or a specially-marked sheet of paper that’s being wiggled.What kind of practical applications are there for something like this? We’ll worry about that later, but for now you should check out the team’s demonstration video and marvel at what they’ve accomplished:How do they do it? By building a very high-tech projector, for starters. The DynaFlash projector can produce 8-bit images at an astonishing 1000fps. At the same time that it’s projecting images, the DynaFlash is also keeping an eye on marker points on the surface of whatever object it’s using as a screen.Remember when there were rumors that Microsoft was working on some kind of whole-room projection system for the Xbox? They eventually showed off Illumiroom, which was cool… but imagine what something like DynaFlash could do for in-home AR gaming.Parliament image courtesy Ottawa Tourismlast_img read more

State may boost multipleseason hunting permits

first_imgOLYMPIA — Washington may boost significantly the number of multiple-season hunting permits issued annually for deer and elk.The state Fish and Wildlife Commission will decide in February whether to increase the numbers from 4,000 deer permits to 8,500 and from 850 elk permits to 1,250.Multiple-season permits allow hunters to hunt for deer or elk during all general hunting seasons, rather than having to choose among archery, muzzleloader or modern firearm seasons.A hunter with the permit might start in September archery seasons then switch to muzzleloader or modern firearms seasons in October and November.Elk hunters with the multiple-season permit are allowed to hunt in both eastern and western Washington.The permits are not cheap. They cost $181.50 plus the price of a deer license ($42.90) or elk license ($48.40).Successful applicants are notified in spring and have until Sept. 1 to buy their multiple-season permits.Dave Ware, game division manager of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, told the Fish and Wildlife Commission on Friday that about 2,200 of the 4,000 deer permit drawing winners actually bought the tag in 2011. About 680 of the 850 multiple-season elk tags were purchased by the deadline.Ware said the department will ask the 2012 Legislature for authority to spend the revenue to expand the wildlife conflict program, where specialists work with landowners having property damage.The wildlife conflict program has been tested in Benton, Yakima and Kittitas counties, he said.Deer hunters with the multiple-season permit tend to stay in their usual areas, but can spend more days in the field, Ware said.In 2009, multiple-season deer permit holders had a 38 percent success rate. That compared to 22 percent for general-season hunters and 46 percent for hunters who drew a permit for a particular game unit.last_img read more

Hollywood woman finds iguana in toilet

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – A Hollywood woman was surprised to find an iguana in her toilet bowl.Melissa Reynolds said she was cleaning when she went to the bathroom and opened the toilet bowl lid to find a scaly surprise.“I went to the bathroom and opened the lid, and I screamed, ‘Holy crap there’s an iguana in the toilet,’” said Reynolds.She then slammed the lid shut and made a call to the best iguana catcher she knows: her father.“I was in the shower, and my wife knocks on the door and says, ‘Melissa called and there’s a big iguana in her toilet,’ and I said, ‘OK, so I guess my day’s not over yet,’” said Reynold’s father, Harry Heghinian.“He’s kind of like the professional iguana catcher. He’s caught a lot of iguanas,” said Reynolds.Shortly after he arrived to her home, in the area of 54th Avenue and Hayes Street, to get to work. Reynolds recorded the safe capturing of the reptile where her father could be seen carefully putting the iguana in to a box before letting him loose outside of the home.“My biggest concern was going back to the hole there, and that was going to be much harder for me to catch later on because he would end up somewhere else in the house,” said Heghinian.Reynolds posted the encounter on Facebook with the caption, “Only in Florida. Make sure you guys check your toilets before you poop!”“There’s a first time for everything,” said Reynolds.She’s not the only one who had a scaly encounter recently, as a homeowner in Coral Springs found a snake in his home on May 26.Trappers said iguanas have a tendency of climbing up trees and down vent pipes that end up leading them to plumbing and sometimes the nearest commode.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Game of Thrones for kids Netflixs Dragon Prince somehow makes it work

first_img Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Netflix 50 Photos Wonderstorm If you can’t wait for the final season of Game of Thrones, The Dragon Prince might satiate your hankering for a fantasy epic show. Bonus: You can watch it with your kids. The animated series on Netflix magically, and effectively, checks off a lot of entertainment boxes. The tone wildly swings from silly to sad and poignant, yet somehow manages to juggle all the conflicting emotions in a charming, binge-worthy package. While it’s a cartoon, The Dragon Prince, like the now-concluded Voltron: Legendary Defender, straddles the line between adult and children’s entertainment. That’s no coincidence, as the showrunners of both also worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender, a Nickelodeon cartoon that’s built up a massive cult following over the years. Share your voice 1:59 What’s streaming in February 2019 “Hopefully, it’s something you can watch more than once at different ages, and see something different,” co-creator Aaron Ehasz said in an interview at New York Comic-Con in October. The Dragon Prince centers around three central characters: teenage prince Callum; his younger stepbrother, Ezran, the true heir to the throne; and Rayla, an elfin assassin on a quest to kill their father. Complications and a key revelation tied to the show’s name band the unlikely trio together on a Lord of the Rings-style journey. To reveal more would be spoiling the fun, but here’re some reasons you should check out The Dragon Prince. Likeable, complex characters Seeing an assassin bond with her target’s two sons isn’t a dynamic you’d normally encounter in a cartoon, but it’s effective thanks to their natural chemistry. It helps that all the characters are really likeable. screen-shot-2019-02-22-at-10-36-40-pmRayla is a Moonshadow Elf assassin. But she’s got a sunny side to her too. Wonderstorm Callum starts off as the wisecracking lead, and Rayla the brooding one, but the showrunners wisely choose to spend plenty of time exploring the characters’ depth. Conversely, Callum goes through an intense emotional journey as the show goes on, while Rayla gets to be silly once in a while. Ezran is anything but the typical annoying 10-year-old, exuding a calmness and charm that make him easy to root for. “We try to find a balance between archetypes and tropes but also be original and authentic to the character,” Ehsaz said. Flipping the script Fantasy stories have almost universally had a European bent, so it’s refreshing to see a splash of diversity here. Where many fantasy and children’s stories position the stepmother as the antagonist, here the stepparent is a positive force: King Harrow is a wise, noble stepfather to Callum. Subverting fantasy cliches was one of the creative team’s goals. “There’s an opportunity to tell a story in a genre that’s been done a lot of ways, with characters that are more complex, that reflect the modern world, reflect a more diverse world,” Ehasz said. One of the most engaging characters is Amaya, Callum and Ezran’s aunt on their departed mother’s side. She’s deaf, and the show’s creators spare no expense animating her sign language. Subtitles don’t appear when she communicates, but you figure things out through context. She’s a general, and you quickly learn through bold action that she’s the most badass character, a fantastic example of the mantra “show, don’t tell.” Epic world building The Dragon Prince’s first season, which started last September, is only nine half-hour episodes. But it lays out an expansive world steeped in hints of history. There’s the unique way magic works for humans versus other creatures like elves. Years before the show’s story starts, humans used dark magic to kill the Dragon King, resulting in a detente between humans and elves, with each side occupying half the land. The second season, meanwhile, builds on that world, wisely using flashbacks to tell the tragic backstory of the previous generation of key players. Past mistakes ripple through to affect Callum and Ezran. Well-rounded villains There’s only one full-blown antagonist on the show, Viren, once the faithful adviser to King Harrow. But the dark mage has a somewhat understandable justification for his actions, even while they sink deeper into darkness as the show goes on. More entertaining are his two children, the dark, magic-wielding Claudia and her boisterous brother and crown guard, Soren. Both are tasked with retrieving the princes, and they walk the line between threat and comedy relief. Claudia, who often has to sacrifice creatures to power her dark magic, is particularly effective as someone who genuinely cares for the main characters, adding a satisfying level of emotional complexity. Fantasy, for beginners Though my 2-year-old is a bit too young for The Dragon Prince, I can imagine him taking to this show in a few years. I didn’t get into J.R.R. Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings until I was in junior high school, but this show gives kids a relatively safe place to get their feet wet in fantasy. lord-rings-2001-51-h-2016Lord of the Rings this is not. New Line Cinema That’s not to say there isn’t death and some mature themes. But the show handles its darker tones with an impressive deftness. Adorable creaturesThere’s a grumpy toad called Bait who changes colors and glows. And he’s just the start. Trust me, your kids will love the creatures in this show. “We want to tell a great epic story with epic characters that we hope the audience finds funny and compelling,” Ehsaz said. You can catch The Dragon Prince on Netflix now. 0 TV and Movies 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Tagslast_img read more

Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Guest Star on Regular Show

first_imgStay on target 6 Shows to Check Out on Hulu While You CanRegular Show #40 ends on a high note Neil deGrasse Tyson is no stranger to cartoons. Besides narrating Cosmos, educating the public about astrophysics, and being an all-around smart person, he’s appeared in multiple animated shows, including Gravity Falls.His next appearance will be on Cartoon Network just in time for Halloween. Regular Show, which we remind you is anything but regular, is airing its Halloween episode on Thursday and the astrophysicist will make an appearance as himself.“Terror Tales of the Park VI” will also be the final Halloween special for Regular Show, which is in its final season.It’ll be a part of a larger Cartoon Network event, with special episodes from The Powerpuff Girls, The Amazing World of Gumball, Uncle Grandpa, and others.You can watch a sneak peek of the episode, which will air Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. And no, we have no idea what’s going on either.The “Terror Tales of the Park” episodes are similar to The Simpsons’ “Treehouse of Horror” specials. Usually, the characters tell scary stories to each other, so the episode is broken up into a number of vignettes. Because it’s Regular Show, the stories are almost always horrifying, featuring body horror, insane magic, and plenty of dry humor. So in a way, they’re not that different from a typical Regular Show episode.We’ll miss you, Regular Show.last_img read more

Oscar Winner Mahershala Ali Played Guard at DI St Marys in the

first_imgMahershala Ali just won his second Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Greenbook, but before reaching the top of the acting world he was a legit DI baller at perennial mid-major contender St. Mary’s College from ’92-’96.Back then Ali was known by the less cool name of Herschel Gilmore, and was a different kind of role player. He only averaged 3.6 PPG, but played in-your-face D and took the ball to the rack when given the chance. A highlight clip of Ali was posted by the West Coast Conference and it’s definitely “filled with grit,” and “will make you believe again.”Most Division I athletes go pro in something other than sports.Worked out pretty well for former @saintmaryshoops guard Mahershala Ali. Congrats on winning a second #Oscars award! #WCChoops pic.twitter.com/UFqGwKEEjd— TheW.tv (@TheWtv) February 25, 2019last_img read more

Discover SA brings international tourism markets to Adelaide

first_imgThe Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) in partnership with South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC), this week hosted a program of meetings, events and familiarisations aimed at raising the profile of the state as an international tourism destination.Discover SA provided local export tourism businesses the opportunity to grow their markets by showcasing local tourism product to locally based international buyers.“Representatives from 45 international buyer companies met in Adelaide this week for Discover SA, where local tourism business were given a great opportunity showcase their products and grow their international market,” ATEC Managing Director, Peter Shelley said today.“Discover SA is a forum that allows local tourism businesses to update the market on what they have to offer, and provides a vital connection to businesses working in market and selling travel itineraries to international visitors.“The support of the SATC has been instrumental in making this annual event a significant feature in the travel trade calendar and we look forward to continuing this collaboration.”South Australian tourism is already benefiting on the strong growth in international visitation, with an amazing 26% increase in international visitor spend in the past 12 months.South Australia holds particular appeal to international visitors with its exceptional food and wine offering as well as new and less explored ‘Australian’ experiences.Known as Australia’s wine capital, South Australia, offers 200 cellar doors all within one hour’s drive from the Adelaide CBD including McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and the iconic Barossa. Apart from an eclectic array of cellar doors, these regions offer so much more from award-winning local restaurants, farm doors, luxury boutique accommodation and stunning countryside.South Australia’s wildlife and natural, rugged beauty remains a major draw card for international visitors as they explore untouched landscapes, indulge in the State’s premium seafood or embark on unique wildlife experiences, like cage diving with Great White Sharks or swimming with dolphins and sea lions along South Australia’s pristine coastlines. ATECSource = Australian Tourism Export Councillast_img read more

Nepal to boost tourism by showcasing varied range of food

first_imgIn order to boost gastronomy tourism in the country, Nepal’s hospitality industry recently launched a cookbook and videos of 30 Nepali food items prepared by expert chefs. This is the first ever effort by Nepal tourism to attract visitors by promoting Nepali dishes and globalising Nepali cuisine. The campaign is part of the NTB’s ongoing initiative to promote gastronomy tourism under the theme ‘Experience Nepal: Cuisine & Culture.’The event was jointly organised by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) under public-private-partnership (PPP) model, aims to boost the tourism by showcasing Nepal’s diverse food culture. “This is an exemplary event under the PPP model. We should tell the world that Nepal has varieties of food,” said Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO, NTB.The food items included Kwati, Sisne Jhol, Phando, Jwano ko Jhol, Pancha Kwa, Chukur Khanda, Karesabari, Chukauni, Timure Aalu, Fulaura, Sekuwa, Sandheko, Tareko, Usineko, Pakku, Chhoyla, Momo, and Chatanmari amongst others. The items were selected from 200 food categories collected from different Nepali communities.Rabindra Adhikari, Tourism Minister said that the government would continue to support this kind of campaign. “Gastronomy tourism is a new product. Although it’s late, we have at least started the campaign to globalise our dishes,” he added. According to HAN, the selected food items have been tested and certified by the government’s Department of Food Technology and Quality Control.last_img read more

Potamia Elementary the school that makes recycled paper

first_imgThe tiny elementary school of Potamia village is proving to be an environmental leader by operating a recycling paper workshop and transmitting their knowledge from classroom to classroom and from school to school.The school in the Nicosia district village has a mere 31 students and five teachers, headmistress Rodoula Nicolaou says.It has been operating the recycling paper workshop for the past three years. The initiative came from teacher Pavlos Rigas, who bought with him the know-how when he was transferred to the school.The paper-making tools of the trade are a large container, two wooden frames of different size, hot water, colours, pieces of fabric and a clothes hanger to dry the final product.“We try to recycle paper as much as we can at school,” Rigas said.“Children start from the first grade to learn about recycling because they take part in environmental programmes, it is part of our curriculum and educators are particularly aware about such issues,” Nicolaou said. The headmistress said that word about the workshop was spreading and other schools, seven until now, visit to learn the process.The greatest experience the children have had was when they made cards for the ministerial committee of the Council of Europe which recently visited Cyprus, Rigas said. The students have also taken part in festivals and environmental events.“It has become part of the school’s culture,” Nicolaou said.On the front wall of the school there is a large mosaic of a mother partridge and its offspring made from bottle caps, pieces of broken plates and old buttons. In the middle of the art room hanging from a large branch there are fish made from old cloth and other ornamental crafts.In the school’s garden, old car tyres have been turned into pots with flowers and herbs around an olive tree.Every year the children plant flowers and vegetables using the compost they have made themselves through the composting process.They also gather oil and batteries for recycling.   You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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