first_imgSTORYHIVE is a simple production funding and distribution competition for emerging content creators in BC and Alberta.Apply before September 11 for a chance to win a $10,000 production grant to put your story on screen.The deadline is September 11th.FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – CLICK HERE ATTENTION VIDEO CREATORS AND FILMMAKERS IN BC AND ALBERTASTORYHIVE wants to give you money to make a webseries!STORYHIVE is now accepting 60-second pitches for unique and compelling Web Series pilots from BC and Alberta. Facebook Advertisement Apply for 1 of 30 X $10,000 grants + distribution on TELUS Optik TV On DemandGet a chance to be one of two teams who will receive $50,000 to deliver a full web seriesMake content that matters to you and retain rights to your produced workShowcase your talent in the Creators DirectoryConnect with new audiences and gain exposureJoin STORYHIVE™ events and workshops Advertisement IT’S YOUR OPPORTUNITY – MAKE IT HAPPENcenter_img Login/Register With: Twitter SEEKING LOCAL TALENT WITH FRESH IDEAS:PARTICIPATION PERKS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

King Mohammed VI Launches Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development of Kenitra

Kénitra – King Mohammed VI launched, Tuesday in Kenitra (40km north of Rabat), the strategic plan for the integrated and sustainable development of the province (2015-2020), with a budget of nearly MAD 8.4 billion.Ms. Zineb El Adaoui, Wali of Gharb-Chrarda-Beni Hssen region, governor of the province of Kenitra delivered an address beforethe King in which she highlighted the broad outlines of the plan developed in accordance with high royal guidelines for the development of the different cities and urban centers of the Kingdom according to a coherent and balanced vision.This structuring plan aims to support the urban and demographic development of the province, strengthen its economic positioning, improve the living conditions of its population and preserve the environment. The plan also seeks to support the advanced regionalization policy, upgrade rural areas, improve socio-cultural and sports facilities in the province, strengthen the road network, promote human development indicators and develop the tourism attractiveness of Mehdia and Moulay Bousselham resorts, as well as protect the environment.For his part, President of the Council of the city of Kenitra, Aziz Rabbah, said the integrated and sustainable urban development plan of the city of Kenitra (2015-2020) will breathe new life into the city, which will be an attractive living and investment space, as well as a pioneering and competitive pole in the future Rabat-Salé-Kenitra region.With a total budget of 4.6 billion dirhams, the plan provides for carrying out more than 90 projects with the aim of strengthening basic facilities, promoting urban development of the city, preserving the environment, boosting economic growth, consolidating socio-sports, worship and cultural facilities, promoting higher and technical education, and enhancing local governance.On this occasion, the King chaired the signing ceremony of five agreements on the implementation of the strategic plan for the integrated and sustainable development of the province of Kenitra (2015-2020).The Sovereign also launched the project to build a cultural complex in the administrative district of the city of Kenitra (85 million dirhams), part of the strategic plan for the integrated and sustainable development of the province.A partnership between the urban commune of Kenitra and the Ministry of Culture, this facility will house a 540-seat theater, workshops, a library, an audio-visual room, a conservatory and other dependencies. read more

Ouarzazate Local Products Fair Features Region’s Honey, Argan, Dates

Rabat- The Regional Fair of Local Products has kicked off on Friday in Ouarzazate, the gateway to the desert, promoting both the region’s products and culture. The second local products fair, themed “Local Products at the Service of Solidarity, Tourism, and Self-Employment,” is featuring several workshops to promote local products including honey, argan oil, and dates. The fair began today and ends October 15. The region of Draa Tafilalet produces multiple date varieties, including majhoul or medjoul, anbara, and deglet noor. The fair is exclusive to the Draa Tafilalet and Es Smara regions. Draa Tafilalet lies southeast of the High Atlas Mountains in the Sahara desert and Es Smara is in the northern part of Western Sahara. The fair is not only devoted to promoting local products but also energizing tourism and agriculture. The event features various Moroccan folk performances, with music and dancing native to the region.During the opening ceremony of the fair on Friday, the president of the Chamber of Agriculture of Draa-Tafilalet, Abdelkarim Ait El Hajj, said the fair will tour all the provinces of the region in the coming years.“The third fair will be in one of the other remaining provinces, such as Zagoura, Midelt, and Tinghir,” said El Hajj. He added that the “door is open” for all investors, foreigners and Moroccans alike, to help develop the region.According to El Hajj, the first fair of local products has had a positive impact on the Draa Tafilalet region, promoting tourism, culture, and agriculture, which serves the purpose of the Chamber of Agriculture.The first fair took place in Errachidia in eastern Morocco in March 2017. The event’s theme was “The Enhancement of Local Products, a Lever for the Social and Solidarity Economy.”Nearly 100 cooperatives, including 90 agricultural cooperatives, are participating in the event. The fair is also set to hold a conference to promote the local products, self-employment, and solidarity.El Hajj noted the participation of women in the event, saying that 60 percent of the contributions to the fair are from women’s associations.“The Chamber of Agriculture cares about the rural woman who plays a major role in the agricultural sector,” said El Hajj.The fair is organized by the Chamber of Agriculture of the Draa-Tafilalet region in collaboration with the province of Ouarzazate, the Regional Directorate of Agriculture, the National Agency for the Development of Oasis Areas and Argan, and the Regional Office for Agricultural Development, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ministry of Culture.One of Morocco’s most impressive monuments, the Kasbah of Taourirt, located in Ouarzazate, will also host several events linked to the fair, including musical shows. Field visits are also included in the event’s agenda. read more

Over 3 million youngsters benefit from Mozambiques child health week – UNICEF

A five-day nationwide campaign in Mozambique has brought vitamins, vaccinations and nutrition screening to over 3 million children under the age of five, the latest effort to bring the country closer to reaching the globally agreed target of reducing child mortality by two-thirds by 2015, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported. The Child Health Week held from 18 to 22 May complements two others held in 2008, which reached about 3.5 million young children, UNICEF said in a read more

Ban saddened by deaths of Darfur peacekeepers in road accident

2 August 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he was saddened by the deaths of four Sierra Leonean peacekeepers serving in the joint United Nations-African Union mission in the Sudanese region of Darfur (UNAMID) who died in a road accident. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he was saddened by the deaths of four Sierra Leonean peacekeepers serving in the joint United Nations-African Union mission in the Sudanese region of Darfur (UNAMID) who died in a road accident.The accident happened yesterday in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state.Mr. Ban conveyed his condolences to the Sierra Leonean Government and to the families of the four soldiers, and hoped for the full recovery of two other military personnel who were injured in the accident. “The Secretary-General would like to take this opportunity to commend all of the men and women serving in UNAMID in military, police and civilian capacities, for their efforts to protect civilians, facilitate humanitarian assistance and bring peace to Darfur,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said. read more

Protest in Malaysia against presidents visit

A PKR-linked NGO leader has vowed to use force if necessary to prevent the Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa from entering Malaysia for an international Islamic forum from Dec 4 to 6.The People Welfare and Rights Organisation (Power) president S. Gobi Krisnan issued the threats after lodging a police report against Rajapaksa’s arrival with other NGOs leaders today. “The government has been hurting the Indians’ feeling in this country, and now the invitation is an insult to Indians. “We will use all means, including force if necessary, to stop him from coming,” he said.The group would stage a protest outside of the parliament building on Tuesday, and have planned for similar rallies at the forum’s venue in JB. However, Malaysia was among the eight countries that abstained in a vote that saw 24 in favour and 15 against the resolution. AP Raja Retinam, member of the NGOs umbrella group Sri Lanka War Victim Concerned Team (Api), has taken Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to task for the abstention.“He is a real hypocrite. When the Israelis launched attacks against the Palestine, he tabled a motion to condemn the violence.“But when it is about Sri Lanka war crimes, he abstained, despite knowing very well that there was a great pressure on him to vote against Sri Lanka,” he said.He urged the government to stop its double standard and prevent Rajapaksa from entering the country. The 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka ended in 2009 with the government army’s quashing Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and re-established control of the northern part of the country.It was reported that some 100,000 civilians including 40,000 of Tamils were killed while more than 300,000 people were displaced during the long-standing conflict.The United Nations Human Right Council had on March adopted a resolution to urge the Sri Lankan government to take all steps necessary to ensure accountability for alleged serious violations committed during the final stages of the country’s civil war. The NGOs were upset that the government has planned for a red carpet welcome for Rajapaksa, whom they deem have committed genocide against the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka. “Rajapaksa and (Israeli Prime Minister) Benjamin Netanyahu are the same people. If you say no to Benjamin, then you must also say no to Rajapaksa.“If they say the forum was meant for business discussions, then I challenge them to invite the Jews to attend, they are the richest people in the world,” he said.The NGOs held a protest at the Sri Lanka embassy in Ampang this afternoon while MIC Youth has also lodged a police report against Rajapaksa’s arrival. (Free Malaysia Today) read more

At UN General Debate Morocco calls for more aid investment for Africa

Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad Dine El Otmani took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to decry the lack of international aid and other obstacles that prevent Africa from reaching its full potential.“We remain concerned at the precarious development situation in a large number of African countries due to the low level of public aid for development, the reduction in volume of foreign investments and the difficulties linked to access to international markets for their products,” he told the General Assembly as it began the second week of its annual General Debate.“Nevertheless we salute the positive progress realised in Africa thanks to proactive polices that have reinforced the democratic and macro-economic gains of African countries, creating adequate conditions for the best use of foreign investments and facilitating their integration into international trade.”Mr. El Otmani also declared his country’s full support for the theme of this year’s 68th General Assembly – “The Post 2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage!” – which aims to draw up an ambitious long-term sustainable development programme to succeed the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) cycle. read more

Commentary Big Ten road night games a hurdle for the Buckeyes

As Ohio State is scheduled to travel to Northwestern Saturday night, the Buckeyes will face the game that could make or break their national title hopes.Losses in games like this have spoiled the hopes and dreams of past Buckeye teams, as the Big Ten road night game can be seen as the gatekeeper to a national championship contending team.Since the 2002 national championship season, the Buckeyes have been a modest 7-5 on the road in the Big Ten at night. Four of the five losses for those OSU teams were when the Buckeyes were ranked in the top-10, with one of them actually coming at the hands of Northwestern in 2004. The Wildcats knocked off then-No. 7 Ohio State 33-27 in overtime.I believe three of those teams, 2003 2005, and 2010, even though the latter was vacated, were worthy of playing in the national championship game in their respective years, had they not been knocked out of the race. Each of those teams would finish with at least 10 wins and a BCS bowl appearance, but because of the loss on the road at night, they were unable to reach the promised land.On the other hand, in seasons where the OSU passed the road night game test, it was able to achieve high goals by the end of the season. In 2002, the Buckeyes conquered a scrappy Northwestern team at night 27-16 en route to a national championship.In 2006, the Buckeyes knocked off a ranked Iowa team under the lights, and the following year they beat Minnesota, Purdue and Penn State at night, with all four of those wins by at least two touchdowns. The 2006 and 2007 teams each made an appearance in the BCS National Championship game at the end of the season after completing the night game hurdle during the year.With the rise of Northwestern’s football program and ESPN’s College GameDay scheduled to be in Evanston, Ill., for the game this weekend, some Wildcat fans and bloggers are calling this potentially “the biggest game in (Wildcat) history.” Sure, we might learn about Northwestern this weekend, but we will also learn about the Buckeyes and if they are ready to take the next step in their race to a title by conquering the daunting Big Ten road night game. read more

New England Patriots Best Tackler Suffers SeasonEnding Injury

The New England Patriots has lost one of their top tacklers to a season-ending injury. The team put linebacker Jerod Mayo on injured reserve Wednesday for what is believed to be a torn pectoral muscle.“I think I’ve been on record many times talking about Jerod,” coach Bill Belichick said. “He does a lot for us on the field, off the field. But we’re just going to have to move on.”This injury is one of the many cases where the Patriots has lost a key player. Nose tackle Vince Wilfork went down with a season-ending Achilles tendon injury a couple weeks ago, and cornerback Aqib Talib  limped off the field in Sunday’s win over the New Orleans Saints.Since joining the Patriots in 2008, Mayo has started 79 games for the organization.Despite all the Patriots’ injury troubles they still boast a 5-1 record. read more

Daft Punk set new Spotify record for most streams in a week

first_imgDAFT PUNK have set another record on Spotify.The music service says that the electronic duo’s new album, ‘Random Access Memories’, had the biggest number of streams in its first week in the United States.Spotify wouldn’t release the number of streams, but Daft Punk beat the record of eight million streams set by Mumford & Sons’ album ‘Babel’ last year.‘Random Access Memories’ was released last week and is the fourth album from the Grammy-winning French group.Daft Punk also set a Spotify record last month when the album’s lead single, ‘Get Lucky’, had the biggest streaming day for a single track in the US and the United Kingdom.Since its debut, “Get Lucky” has been streamed more than 27 million times.Spotify launched in 2008.(YouTube: DaftPunkVEVO)Video: Daft Punk’s Get Lucky has been remixed with The Angeluslast_img read more

No Pressure on RBI To Cut Rates Insists Jaitley

first_imgArun Jaitley on Tuesday denied putting pressure on Reserve Bank governor Raghuram Rajan to cut rates. This comes after Jaitley’s lecture at a ‘Make in India,’ conference sent the stock markets into a tizzy, on expectations of a rate cut.The finance minister insisted that the discussion centered around the challenges faced by the manufacturing industry and was not intended to pressure Rajan to cut rates.Reference to the ‘cost of capital’ was mandated by the subject being discussed and anyone discussing ‘Make in India’ would necessarily have to suggest this, he said in a social network post.A “singular factor” contributing to the slowdown in manufacturing growth is the cost of capital, which has remained high for months or years, said Jaitley, while addressing a workshop on “Make in India” on Monday. Arun Jaitley speaking during a programme in New Delhi.Representative image. IANSThe RBI has held rates steady since January in an attempt to help bring down the inflation rate.Manufacturers find it expensive to raise much-needed funds for infrastructure creation, with the efforts becoming more expensive on their books, forcing credit offtake to continue to be depressed, said Jaitley. The sector shrank by 7.6% in October this fiscal, while overall industrial production declined 4.2%.The wholesale and retail inflation have decreased significantly, due to a crash in international crude oil prices, which had a beneficial effect on food prices in India. Criticising the previous UPA government for creating an environment of uncertainty, Jaitley stressed on the need for policy stability, reports The Hindu.Entry barriers need to be lowered and a conducive business environment would help create an improved climate for investment, he added.Investors today insist on going the international arbitration route, avoiding India as a venue, as the domestic system has built a tendency to impose itself on the domestic and international tribunals created for dispute resolution, the finance minister noted, referring to the arbitration case involving the mobile network major, Vodafone.last_img read more

After Santa Fe Shooting Prominent Texas House Republican Asks Abbott To Call

first_imgMarjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas TribuneState Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, during the first hearing of the House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness on Nov. 15, 2017.Three days after a 17-year-old Texas student killed 10 people in a shooting rampage at his high school, one of the Texas House’s most prominent Republicans called on Gov. Greg Abbott to order a special legislative session on school shootings.State Rep. Byron Cook, a Corsicana Republican perhaps best known for blocking some of the governor’s top priorities through his role as chairman of the powerful House State Affairs Committee, asked Abbott in a letter sent Monday to reconvene lawmakers in Austin this summer to make policy changes before the next school year begins in August.“I want to commend you on the immediacy of your actions on the school safety roundtable discussions beginning tomorrow,” Cook said, in a letter he also posted online. “However, much more must be done.”Cook joins a growing chorus of Texas politicians who have already asked Abbott to call back lawmakers to weigh proposals on the issue. But as chair of the powerful House State Affairs Committee, he is the most prominent Republican so far to do so. Cook is retiring this year after more than a decade in the Legislature. A Republican primary runoff on Tuesday will determine his likely successor.The Texas Legislature meets every two years for 140 days. The next regular session begins in January. The governor can call back lawmakers for special sessions of up to 30 days at any time. The last special session was last summer, when Abbott called lawmakers back to tackle 20 issues, including statewide regulations on property tax reform and which bathrooms transgender Texans can use.Weeks after that special session, Abbott faced criticism for saying no special session was needed to address issues related to Hurricane Harvey. Chris Turner, the chair of the House Democratic Caucus, has said publicly that the school violence issue merits the immediate attention of the Legislature, as did Andrew White, one of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates vying to run against Abbott in November. State Rep. Jason Villalba, a Dallas Republican who, like Cook, will not return to the Legislature for the 2019 session, said “If we don’t act we’re doing the people of Texas a great disservice,” the Dallas Morning News reported.Neither Abbott nor Cook immediately returned a request for comment. Sharelast_img read more

MovieBob Reviews AMERICAN MADE 2017

first_img MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Is American Made good?Not really. Very forgettable.What’s it about?A sort-of-true/sort-of-speculative biopic of Bobby Seal, an airline pilot, turned smuggler who was caught up in a series of CIA-backed boondoggles in Latin America in the late-70s/early-80s. Conscripted by the CIA to fly illegal spy missions against the Sandinistas and act as bag-man for payoffs to Manuel Noriega, he decides to pick up extra income smuggling cocaine for the early incarnation of the Medellin Cartel. Eventually the CIA uses knowledge of this to coax him into also transporting drugs and insurgent militias, ultimately setting in motion what later becomes known as The Iran-Contra Scandal.So it’s a drama?Also sort of a comedy. It’s very much one of those “cocky dumb guy turns one thing he’s good at into criminal career, ruins himself by assuming he’s playing everyone, but everyone is actually playing him” rise/fall stories a’la Wolf of Wall Street or War Dogs. Stay on targetcenter_img Who’s in the cast?Tom Cruise has the main lead as Bobby Seal, while Domnhall Gleeson is the CIA guy who manipulates him into the initial missions. Sarah Wright is Seal’s wife and Caleb Landry Jones has a guest role as his scuzzy brother in law.It doesn’t really feel interested in Seal as a character – we don’t find out much about him other than the things that supposedly happened to him without any real insight into his decisions or why he made them. It also doesn’t feel like it wants to be a detailed account of the broader historical context. If you don’t already know the basics of this story and the key players involved, I’m not sure what you’d be expected to make of the endless parade of “Oh, and here’s that guy!” moments and winking asides to future events.Who directed?Doug Liman, late of the first Bourne movie and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Previously worked with Cruise on Edge of Tomorrow (or whatever that’s called now.)Why isn’t it better?It doesn’t really feel interested in Seal as a character – we don’t find out much about him other than the things that supposedly happened to him without any real insight into his decisions or why he made them. It also doesn’t feel like it wants to be a detailed account of the broader historical context. If you don’t already know the basics of this story and the key players involved, I’m not sure what you’d be expected to make of the endless parade of “Oh, and here’s that guy!” moments and winking asides to future events.So you don’t recommend it?No. It’s not exactly “bad,” but it’s completely forgettable.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Crowdfunding for Firefox EPUBReader addon

first_imgCrowdfunding for Firefox EPUBReader add-on by Martin Brinkmann on February 07, 2017 in Firefox – Last Update: June 25, 2017 – 17 commentsThe author of EPUBReader launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign recently to finance the migration of the add-on to WebExtensions.Mozilla plans to discontinue Firefox’s add-on system in 2017 to replace it with the up and coming WebExtensions standard.The organization wants to accomplish a series of goals with the move including making add-ons less dependent on Firefox code (less breaking caused by changes), easier review processes, easier porting from and to other browsers, and full multi-process compatibility.The downside is that all legacy add-ons will stop working once Mozilla cuts of support for these add-ons in a future Firefox version.Add-on developers have only two options to move forward at this point in time: spend a considerable amount of time porting their add-ons so that it is provided as a WebExtension, or abandon the add-on.Some add-on authors, like Quicksilver, have stated already that they will quit add-on development for Firefox. Others have noted that Mozilla’s timing is off, and that the fact WebExtensions is pretty much a technology that is still in development, does not help either.Crowdfunding for Firefox EPUBReader add-onThe author of the EPUBReader add-on for Firefox hopes to keep the add-on alive through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.EPUBReader is a popular ePub document viewer for Firefox that has roughly 400,000 users at this point in time. The add-on is rated highly, and according to the author in the top 30 of most popular Firefox add-ons.The add-on needs almost a complete rewrite according to the developer who works as a freelance software developer. The requested sum, €25,000, allows him to work on porting EPUBReader so that it will remain available for Firefox users once Mozilla turns off the legacy add-on system in the web browser.Firefox announced massive changes to the Firefox Add-on interface. The result will be, that EPUBReader won’t work any longer in a few months. To avoid this, it’s necessary to rewrite EPUBReader almost completely. As EPUBReader is a very complex Add-on, the effort to do this is high.I’m working as a freelance software developer. So the fundraiser is run to allow me the full-time work on the needed development.The crowdfunding campaign is at €15,295 at the time of writing of the goal of €25,000 with 26 more days to go.Most features that EPUBReader supports right now will also be supported by the WebExtension version. There are some differences though. On the good side, the 250 Megabyte limit for ebooks is lifted, and ebooks are opened in memory which should make them open faster.The downside is that the new version won’t support private libraries. The reason given is that the WebExtensions API does not support the functions needed for that.The developer hopes to have a release version ready by mid 2017 if the Kickstarter campaign is successful.Now You: Do you think crowdfunding could become an option for porting Firefox add-ons that would not be ported otherwise?SummaryArticle NameCrowdfunding for Firefox EPUBReader add-onDescriptionThe author of EPUBReader launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign recently to finance the migration of the add-on to WebExtensions.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Demi Lovatos GLAAD fundraiser raises thousands of dollars in just hours

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Pop star Demi Lovato increased the target of her pro-LGBTI fundraising campaign after raising thousands of dollars in just a few hours. Demi Lovato. | Photo: Twitter Demi & GLAADGLAAD  is an organization that amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively.Through ensuring the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.Lovato has long supported the LGBTI community and 2016 GLAAD honored her for her worked.Singer Nick Jonas presented her with the Vanguard Award at the 2016 award ceremony.It’s presented to a member of the entertainment industry who has done a lot of work for the LGBTI community. Other notable winners include; Cher, Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears‘I want to be a voice to my generation because I knew if I ever made it as a singer, I’d want to use my voice for so much more than singing. I’m so proud to be a part of a generation that’s more accepting,’ Lovato said in her speech.‘I always want people to know you should always love yourself for who you are – have no fear. You can do it.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Lovato started the Facebook fundraiser to celebrate Pride month. Money raised will go to US organization, GLAAD.‘Join me in supporting a good cause. I’m raising money for GLAAD and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500,’ Lovato wrote on Facebook.‘Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. I’ve included information about GLAAD below.’Lovato had set the fundraising target at US$5,000 but quickly raised $7,500. The new target is set at $30,000.I’m celebrating Pride by raising money for GLAAD, an organization that has been fighting for LGBTQ+ inclusion and justice since 1985. Join me here:— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) June 26, 2018center_img Britney Spears given GLAAD award for supporting LGBT rightsDemi Lovato cancels London show hours before showtimeWATCH: Demi Lovato is boss-ass woman in new music videoRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

Celebrate your rights on Human Rights Day today

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Today (March 21) is Human Rights Day. It holds special meaning, as it is historically linked with March 21, 1960, and the events known as the Sharpeville Massacre.On this day, 69 people died and 180 were wounded when police fired on a peaceful crowd that had gathered in protest against the Pass laws.Human Rights Day was officially declared a public holiday in 1994, following the inauguration of former president Nelson Mandela, and it has been celebrated ever since.This day marked an affirmation by ordinary people, rising in unison to proclaim their rights, and showed how important even basic rights were.It became an iconic date in our country’s history and in these modern times, we commemorate Human Rights Day to remind us of our rights and the sacrifices made for them.It is a day to reflect on our rights, to protect them and the rights of all people from violation, irrespective of race, gender, religion and sexual orientation, no matter who they are or where they come from.So what are human rights? Human rights are rights that everyone should have for the simple reason that they are human.The Bill of Rights preserved in our Constitution is the cornerstone of our democracy. The Constitution, as our supreme law, means that no laws may be passed that go against it.The Bill of Rights also comprehensively addresses South Africa’s history of oppression, colonialism, slavery, racism and sexism, and other forms of human violations. The Bill of Rights embeds the rights of all people in our country in an enduring affirmation of the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.Our human rights are important and we should celebrate having them; not take them for granted.It’s time to know your rights and respect those of others this Human Rights Day and beyond.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter A record number of 75 n

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterA record number of 75 new establishments have gained either one, two or three stars in the Michelin Guide France for 2019.Three starsNestled at the foot of the mountains that protect the city of Menton, Mirazur, led by chef Mauro Colagreco, gets three stars in the 2019 selection of the Michelin Guide France. In front of the Mediterranean Sea, the chef allows his customers to live a unique and enchanting gastronomic moment. Here, the dishes offered invariably follow the cycle of the seasons and magnify with delicacy and subtlety the products of the sea and the mountains, as well as the fruit and vegetables cultivated in the kitchen garden of the chef. At Mirazur, the menu is always full of surprises that play with textures and combine bold flavours with a simple, colourful presentation.Le Clos des Sens also receives the highest distinction in this year’s Michelin Guide. In this unique establishment located in Annecy-le-Vieux, chef Laurent Petit and his team propose lake-sourced and vegetable cuisine that highlights the best products of the Annecy terroir. After a ‘cookout’ that led him to rethink his cuisine in depth, chef Petit creates exceptional dishes and that express the very essence of the herbs and vegetables he grows as well as the fish caught in the three lakes of the Savoie: Lake Geneva, Lake Bourget and Lake Annecy.Two starsFive new two-star establishments enrich the 2019 selection. In Cancale, at Hugo Roellinger’s Le Coquillage, the dishes reproduce the trips dear to the chef’s heart.At AM by Alexandre Mazzia located in Marseille and led by the chef of the same name, dishes subtly marry spices recalled from the chef’s childhood, which were spent in Congo-Brazzaville. Here,  savour unexpected combinations imagined by this balancing of flavours.Christophe Hay at La Maison d’à Côté creates dishes which are a real ode to the land of Loir-et-Cher. In addition to sublimating local products in an innovative cuisine, the chef maintains a 16,000-square-foot garden that feeds the restaurant.In Paris in the centre of the 7th arrondissement, David Toutain, at the helm of the restaurant that bears his name, is developing signature cuisine using mainly vegetables and which testifies to his research into textures and stands out for its deep flavours.La Scène, a restaurant at the Prince de Galles hotel – whose kitchens are led by chef Stéphanie Le Quellec LE –also earns two stars. Here, the dishes are designed with finesse and accuracy and are bursting with impressive flavours. This distinction crowns the very successful career of this brilliant chef.In Courchevel, SarKara, located in the K2 Palace, is the first starred restaurant to offer only desserts. In this establishment, diners will savour atypical pastry work where chef Sébastien Vauxion imagines a tasting menu giving pride of place to innovative fruit and vegetables.One starIn total, the 2019 France selection sees 68 new one-star addresses. Many of them are led by young chefs brimming with passion and talent, some of who show real entrepreneurial courage.Among those are:Guillaume Sanchez’s NESO (Paris, 9th arrondissement)Antoine Gras’ Table de l’Ours (Val d’Isère)Guillaume and Pauline Billau’s The Auberge Quintessence (Roubion)Franco Bowanee and Karina Laval’s Le Château de Vault-de-Lugny (near Avallon)Laetitia and Stéphane Cosnier’s Côté Cuisine (Carnac)View the entire list at back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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