first_imgBritish Prime Minister David Cameron visited The Prince’s Trust in London last month to meet young people who have been helped by the charity’s Enterprise Programme, and five volunteers who have provided Business mentoring support.David Cameron Visits The Prince’s TrustCredit/Copyright: visit followed the launch of the Government’s Start up Loan initiative, aimed at helping more young people into business.The £82.5 million StartUp Loan scheme aims to give a new generation of entrepreneurs the finance and support to potentially start over 30,000 new businesses, in turn boosting enterprise and economic growth.The Prince’s Trust will be one of the organizations to administer the loan, through its Enterprise Programme.The Enterprise Programme has helped more than 70,000 young people set up in business since 1983. The programme offers a mixture of mentoring and financial support, helping unemployed young people set up in business or find other positive outcomes, such as employment or a return to education or training.Find out more about the Prince’s Trust Enterprise ProgrammeSource:Prince’s Trustlast_img read more

Canola seed exporters report Chinese companies — one of their major markets — have stopped buying their product, according to an industry group.The ongoing trade dispute that started earlier this month when China revoked the permit of a major Canadian exporter is also causing woes for canola farmers, grappling with lower prices and delayed shipments.Canola seed exporters have told the Canola Council of Canada that Chinese importers are currently unwilling to purchase their product, the group said in a statement released Thursday. Companies that are members of the council include Viterra Inc., Louis Dreyfus Company, Cargill Ltd. and Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd.The reports come weeks after China’s foreign ministry blocked imports from one of Canada’s largest grain producers, Richardson International Ltd., citing fears of insect infestation. Saskatchewan canola farmers push Ottawa to sort out China trade dispute that’s blocking some exports China’s canola embargo once again turns Canadian farmers into political footballs For Chrystia Freeland, the battle over canola with China is personal Blocked by China, Canada’s biggest canola exporter says it has become target in Ottawa-Beijing spat At the time, some suggested the move was retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a top Chinese tech executive. In December, Canadian authorities arrested Huawei Technologies Co. Inc. senior executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver at the behest of the United States.There was some initial optimism that Chinese concerns with canola trade could be resolved quickly, the industry group said, and it’s disappointed that did not happen.Canada exports about 40 per cent of its canola seed, oil and meal to China with canola seed exports to the country being worth $2.7 billion in 2018, according to the council.“Under the circumstances, Canadian canola seed exporters who normally ship to China have no alternative but to supply customers in other countries who value high quality Canadian canola,” said Jim Everson, the council’s president, in a statement.It has also created problems for farmers.David Reid, 42, is a partner at the family farm he grew up on in Cremona, Alta. — about 90 kilometres northwest of Calgary. Canola accounts for about 30 per cent of what the farm produces now.The farm sells to a company that exports the product to other places, like China, but after Richardson’s permit was revoked Reid said shipments slowed and he saw an immediate price drop for his product.Prices fell by a dollar a bushel, he said, which he estimated to be a 12 per cent fall.The price of the commodity also fell in futures contract trading since Wanzhou’s arrest. The May canola futures contract was trading at $458.30 per tonne Friday afternoon — down nearly 2.2 per cent.Reid is now holding on to more of his product in hopes the price will rise.“We don’t know how long we might have to wait for the price to increase,” he said, adding that while it’s possible to store the product for a long time, bin space will become an issue by the fall when he’ll need the space for the next canola crop.He has already sold some product at the lower price, which hurts his bottom line.“Everybody’s feeling it for sure,” he said of other canola farmers he knows. read more

According to a statement released by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson at UN Headquarters in New York today, the Secretary-General remains “deeply disturbed” by the renewed escalation in hostilities in Ukraine and deplores the incident which, he said, was a “stark reminder of the urgent need to halt the violence.”In addition, the spokesperson underscored Mr. Ban’s appeal for the incident to be investigated and those responsible to be brought to justice.Media reports state that 11 Ukrainian civilians were killed and at least 17 others injured on 13 January when shelling targeting a nearby Government-held roadblock went astray and hit the passenger bus on which they were traveling.“The Secretary-General exhorts all sides to respect the cease-fire and return to the implementation of the Minsk agreements, which remain a solid base for resolving this conflict,” continued the statement, referring to the fragile peace plan signed in the Belarussian capital on 5 September.Mr. Ban “notes the ongoing diplomatic efforts of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany towards this end and encourages all concerned to continue to seek means of restoring peace and ensuring the stability, territorial integrity and unity of Ukraine,” the statement added.The latest figures from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, and the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO), paint a stark picture of the reality on the ground for millions of people living in the regions directly affected by the conflict, such as Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk, where hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) remain trapped.In late February 2014, the situation in Ukraine transcended what was initially seen as an internal Ukrainian political crisis into violent clashes in parts of the country, later reaching full- scale conflict in the east. Despite the Minsk cease-fire, the situation in Ukraine has since continuously deteriorated, with serious consequences for the country’s unity, territorial integrity and stability.From mid-April to 12 December, at least 4,707 people were killed and 10,322 wounded by fighting. Since the tenuous ceasefire began, at least 1,357 fatalities were recorded. Moreover, the UN has recently reported that since March 2014, more than one million people have been displaced from the conflict-affected areas, including nearly 530,000 people within Ukraine, of who at least 130,000 are children.Echoing Mr. Ban’s condemnation of the incident, the UN Security Council also deplored the shelling in the “strongest terms” in a statement in which Council Members expressed their “deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims” while calling for “an objective investigation” to bring the perpetrators to justice.Moreover, the Council underlined the need for all parties to the conflict to strictly observe the Minsk protocol and its implementing memorandum in order to wind down hostilities and move towards peace. read more

Pioneering American bishop, the Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, from Chicago, Illinois, has been invited to deliver the address as the couple strive to reflect their transatlantic relationship amid the tradition of St George’s Chapel.Bishop Curry, who has been praised for his “infectious laughter and self-deprecating humour”, is the first African-American bishop to have served as the Episcopal Church’s presiding bishop, a role he has held since November 2015. The music will also have an American influence according to Christopher Warren-Green, who will conduct musicians on the day. Florist Philippa Craddock FlowersThe couple have chosen high society florist Philippa Craddock to design their day, using seasonal plants and flowers from the Crown Estates and Royal Parks chosen particularly for their pollinator-friendly properties.Aisles, pews, tables and halls will be lined with plants from wildflower meadows, picked to “provide a great habitat for bees and help to nurture and sustain entire ecosystems by promoting a healthy and biodiverse environment”, Kensington Palace said.Ms Craddock has been named “Queen of London florists” by British Vogue and “a floral mastermind” by Tatler. Read more about the wedding florist here. The Queen signed the Instrument of Consent in March, at the top of a vellum document transcribed in calligraphy and issued under the Great Seal of the Realm. Florist Philippa CraddockCredit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire A very traditional ceremony The couple will be make their vows at St George’s Chapel, which last hosted a royal wedding in May 2008 when Peter Phillips – son of The Princess Royal – married Autumn Kelly. The traditional ceremony will be conducted by The Dean of Windsor, The Rt Revd. David Conner while the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will officiate as the couple make their marriage vows. Miss Markle, who was a UN women’s advocate, is unlikely to opt to obey the prince. The couple will probably choose the Series One (1966) Book of Common Prayer ceremony, just as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did, which allows the bride to drop “obey him” and “serve him” from the religious proceedings.The regiments Prince Harry served with in Afghanistan will a have a “special place” during the ceremony.The 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, where the prince served as an Apache Pilot in Helmand Province will be represented, as well as The Royal Gurkha Rifles, his comrades in Afghanistan in 2007, and RAF Honington, where he is Honorary Air Commandant. The document states: “Now know ye that we have consented and do by these presents signify our consent to the contracting of matrimony between our most dearly beloved grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales KCVO and Rachel Meghan Markle.”Prince Harry, as sixth-in-line to the throne following the birth of Prince Louis, had to seek the permission of the Queen under the Succession to the Crown Act 2013.The Act requires the first six people in line to obtain the Queen’s blessing to marry, unless they wish  to be disqualified from succeeding to the Crown. Then at 1pm, the newlyweds will undertake a two mile tour of Windsor in an Ascot Landau carriage, greeting well-wishers, which is expected to take 25 minutes.It’s the same carriage the prince used in the procession at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton,when he was surrounded by small bridesmaids and page boys.The couple will leave Windsor Castle by carriage via Castle Hill, travelling along the High Street and through Windsor Town before returning along the Long Walk for the first reception at St George’s Hall.Read more about the procession here. Household Cavalry troopers will line the staircase at St George’s Chapel, while streets within the precincts of the castle will be lined by members of the Windsor Castle Guard from 1st Battalion Irish Guards, and by Armed Forces personnel from the Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving, which has the Prince as Commodore-in-Chief, and the Royal Marines, where he is Captain General.Read more about St George’s Chapel here.WATCH: How Diana, the in-laws and Prince Louis will fit into the Royal Wedding Peonies are one of Ms Markle’s favourite flowers, so it is likely her floral bouquet will include these fragrant blooms, which are in season in May. Don’t miss the processionAfter the ceremony, among the first people to congratulate the couple will be some of the 2,640 charity workers, community champions and local school children who are being invited to watch the wedding from inside the walls of Windsor Castle.  The Queen’s arrival at St George’s Chapel for her grandson’s wedding marked a key moment in the day’s proceedings: that the entire guestlist were now present at the venue.Tradition dictates that Her Majesty is the last to arrive at Royal engagements, visits and events – and the protocol even extends to her family’s weddings. She will watch Meghan Markle walk down the aisle to royalty and an awaiting Prince Harry.And guests will have to be on their guard for another tradition which means when the The Queen stops eating, others must do the same. The protocol usually relates to banquets, and with 200 guests set to sit down for an evening meal as part of the celebration, it is understood the custom will have to be adhered to.  But those worried about scoffing down their food as soon as it lands on their table might not need to worry given that the Queen has been known to push a morsel of food around on her plate to allow people to finish.Last week, the official document signed by The Queen granting permission for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry was released, incorporating the symbols of America onto traditional vellum to represent the bride.The ornate Instrument of Consent, the official document confirming the approval of the Queen, features emblems for Ms Markle including a rose, the national flower of the United States, two golden poppies from her home state of California, and olive branches adopted from the Great Seal of the United States.   Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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first_imgSix to Sunset concerts (6 to 8 p.m.)July 12: Hit Machine (hits from the 70s/80s).July 19: Patrick Lamb Band.July 26: Stone in Love (Journey Tribute).Aug. 2: Petty Fever (Tom Petty Tribute).Aug. 9: Radical Revolution (80s music revolt).Terry Lee Noon Hour Concerts(Noon to 1 p.m.)July 11: The Shwing Daddies.July 18: Justin Klump.July 25: Key of Dreams.Aug. 1: JVA.Aug. 7: Aaron Meyer.Aug. 15: The New Iberians.Friday Night Movies at Esther Short Park (dusk)July 6: “School of Rock.”July 13: “Jurassic Park.”July 20: “WALL-E.”Friday Night Movies at LeRoy Haagen Community Park (dusk)July 27: “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Strange Tides.”Aug. 3: “E.T.”Walking through Esther Short Park at 6 p.m. on a summer Thursday night, chances are you’ll see a sea of people on blankets and lawn chairs. You’ll smell kettle corn, catch kids dancing, and even blocks away you’ll hear the faint sounds of summertime jams — typically songs from the 60s and 70s.The Riverview Six to Sunset concert series is celebrating its 26th year of music. About 5,000 people packed into the downtown park for the first of six free Thursday evening concerts this summer.Any stranger to the concert series should make sure to get to the park early to find a good seat.“We had people coming in at 3 o’clock with their chairs and blankets,” said Stacy Donovan, special events manager for the city of Vancouver.The Beatles tribute band Abbey Road Live!, described by band member Dave Domizi as “the Beatles with a pulse,” kicked off the series. Concertgoers hopped up to dance and sing along to the first song, “Back in the U.S.S.R.”The series mostly features Northwest acts.“As the only local community bank in Clark County, we take it seriously, giving back,” said Scott Miller, senior vice president of marketing at Riverview Community Bank, the lead sponsor of the series.last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida stadium looks more and more like it’s ready to rock for the Miami Dolphins home opener.7Skyforce HD hovered above Hard Rock Stadium as workers installed new gold and purple signage, just in time for the Sept. 25 game against the Cleveland Browns.The stadium officially received its new name last month.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsFiction Critique Group *RRSaturday, July 6, 9:15 11:30 amLove writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials before the meeting. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.The 60s, Moon Memories, and MoreTuesday, July 9, 9 am-1 pmBuzzell Senior CenterThe 60s shout beehive hairdos, bell bottom pants, granny glasses, and more. It was the era of JFK and the race to the moon, Vietnam, and civil rights. Do you have memories or personal photos you would like to share of this decade? Do you have memories of the moon landing? If so, stop by the Buzzell Senior Center from 9am to 1 pm and share them! WCTV will do the recording (oral recording if you prefer not to be videotaped); photos will be scanned on site and returned. Help us capture the spirit of the 60s!Streaming Music *RRTuesday, July 9, 10 amSearching for the song of the summer? Bring your smartphone or device for hands-on experience navigating popular streaming music services such as, Spotify, Pandora, and Freegal.Explore Cosmology with Mike D’Eon *RRTuesday, July 9, 7 pmThe universe is full of interesting things, and the universe itself is also of interest to study. Unlock the universe’s evolutionary secrets, starting with the Big Bang, at this informational talk with Mike D’Eon, a PhD of Physics candidate at Brandeis University.Pints + Pages Book Group *RRThursday, July 11, 7 pmFeatured Book: Kiss Quotient by Helen HoangLocation: Reading Public LibrarySocial book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s. The group meets on the first Thursday of every other month. Librarians from the Wilmington and Reading Public Libraries will host the book discussion. This month we’re having a potluck picnic on the patio at the Reading Public Library. Bring along a dish to share!Local History: Wonderland *RRThursday, July 11, 7 pmThirty years before the Wonderland Race Track was built, the site was given its name by the Wonderland Amusement Park. Conceived by a man in the Baking Soda industry who bought the land and planned by a man who had failed to build the biggest park in Coney Island. Wonderland was filled with cutting-edge rides and attractions. Its opening day broke attendance records at Revere Beach, and the park was a major success. Author Stephen R. Wilk has been researching the park for his forthcoming book Backstage at Wonderland, and will talk about the building of the park and its first year of operation, 1906.Kids & Teen EventsLittle Movers *RRMonday, July 8, 10 amLet’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around! Ages 1-2.LEGO BuildingMonday, July 8, 3 pmBuild a unique LEGO creation. Kindergarten+.Sciencetellers: Aliens Escape from Earth! *RRMonday, July 8, 6:30 pmThroughout an intergalactic story, volunteers from the audience will get to discover the unbelievable world of science through experiments and demonstrations with chemical reactions, polymers, pressure, inertia, energy, explosions and so much more! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure! It’s totally out of this world! Grades K-5.Preschool Storytime: Summer FunTuesday, July 9, 10 amThis storytime on summer fun for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, music and a fun craft. Parents and caregivers accompany the child and participate in the activities. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 3-5.Travel Club: England *RRTuesday, July 9, 3 pmJoin us as we explore the food, language, and culture of different countries around the world. We’ll play games, do a craft, and have a snack. Grades 1-5.Explore Cosmology with Mike D’Eon *RRTuesday, July 9, 7 pmThe universe is full of interesting things, and the universe itself is also of interest to study. Unlock the universe’s evolutionary secrets, starting with the Big Bang, at this informational talk with Mike D’Eon, a PhD of Physics candidate at Brandeis University. Grades 6+ & adults welcome.Storytimes in the Sun: Silver LakeWednesday, July 10, 10 amJoin us for a fun outdoor storytime! In accordance with Recreation Department regulations, there is $10 beach fee per person charged to non-residents. Free admission for Wilmington residents with ID.Pals and Popsicles *RRWednesday, July 10, 3 pmWant to cool off in the library air conditioning while eating frozen treats and listening to stories? Then this read-aloud book club is for you! Join us as we read Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman in this three-week series. We will meet on July 10, July 17, and July 24. Each child will receive a complimentary copy of the book and a bookmark. Grades 1-5.Holiday HoursWednesday July 3- Library closes at 5 pmThursday July 4 – Library closedFriday July 5, Library open 9 am -5 pmSaturday July 6, Library open 9am- 5 pm (please note that the library will be open Saturdays throughout the summer).(NOTE: The above listings are from the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.comShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Buzz Lightyear To Visit On July 29; Boston Globe’s Meredith Goldstein Talks On Aug. 1In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Storytime at Farmers Market on Aug. 4; Revere Beach Memories on Aug. 5In “Community”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — On the latest episode of “All About The Flavors,” host and Wilmington resident Bob Hamel shares recipes for three salads that incorporate grilled fruit.Watch the 22-minute episode, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch Wilmington Resident Share Recipes For Eggplant Stack, Onion String & Baked SpinachIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch Wilmington Resident Share His Meatloaf RecipeIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch Wilmington Resident Share Recipe For Beer Can ChickenIn “Videos”last_img read more

first_imgOAKLAND: A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping USD 2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Judge Haywood S.Gilliam, Jr. in Oakland acted in two lawsuits filed by California and by activists who contended that the money transfer was unlawful and that building the wall would pose environmental threats. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us “All President Trump has succeeded in building is a constitutional crisis, threatening immediate harm to our state,” said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who led a 20-state coalition of attorneys general in one lawsuit. The decisions are in line with Gilliam’s ruling last month that blocked work from the beginning on two of the highest-priority projects one spanning 46 miles (74 kilometres) in New Mexico and another covering 5 miles (8 kilometres) in Yuma, Arizona. But the fight is far from over. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us The U.S.9th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to take up the same issue of using military money next week. At issue is President Donald Trump’s February declaration of a national emergency so that he could divert USD 6.7 billion from military and other sources to begin construction of the wall, which could have begun as early as Monday. Trump declared the emergency after losing a fight with the Democratic-led House that led to a 35-day government shutdown. Advertise With Us The president identified USD 3.6 billion from military construction funds, USD 2.5 billion from Defense Department counterdrug activities and $600 million from the Treasury Department’s asset forfeiture fund. The judge Friday didn’t rule on funding from the military construction and Treasury budgets. In the second suit, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition, the judge determined that the use of the USD 2.5 billion for two sectors of the wall was unlawful, although he rejected environmental arguments that wall construction would threaten species such as bighorn sheep.last_img read more

first_imgLogo of BNPBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is yet to reach a final decision about seat sharing with it partners in the Jatiya Oikya Front coalition as the party has not finalised its own candidates till date.BNP had separate meetings with four electoral alliances on Monday and will take a few more days to take a final decision.The party already spared five seats for its allies at the outset before submitting nominations in five constituencies. The nominations of BNP candidates in another six seats were rejected after final verification on Sunday. There are three candidates from alliance partners in three of the six constituencies. If the BNP candidates fail to recover the candidacy in the remaining seats, the party may support the independent candidates.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir along with senior leaders of the party met Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, Gono Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin and executive president Subrata Chowdhury separately in the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.Also, Mirza Fakhrul had separate meetings with Krishak Sramik Janata League president Kader Siddiqui and JSD vice president Tania Rob.BNP sought lists of expected candidates from the alliance parties, according to several leaders of Oikya Front. Nagorik Oikya wants to finalise the nomination of 9 candidates. They have filed their nomination papers under BNP’s ‘paddy sheaf’ symbol due to lack of their own party registration.Among other alliances, Gono Forum, JSD and Krishak Sramik Janata League filed nominations for 61,51 and 37 seats respectively.  It is learned that Gono Forum wants to negotiate in 12-15 seats, JSD in 8-10 seats and Krishak Sramik Janata League in 4-5 seats with  BNP.Bangladesh Nationalist Party submitted 696 nominations in 295 seats. So far 141 candidates were rejected. They will appeal to election commission to recover the nominations.BNP wants to finalise the seat sharing with the partners by resolving issues within the party.Gono Forum executive president Subrata Chowdhury said, the challenge is to ensure fair elections, not seat negotiations.“Discussions are on and there is no major crisis. It will be finalised soon,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgHigh-CourtThe High Court on Sunday asked the election commissioner to accept the nomination papers of five BNP aspirants who are also municipal mayors so that they can contest the upcoming general election, reports UNB.A HC bench of justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and justice Razik-Al-Jalil passed the order after hearing on separate writ petitions filed by the five BNP leaders challenging the EC’s decision to reject their candidature.The five BNP aspirants are Fahmid Foysal Chowdhury of Nilphamari-3, Amzad hossain of Nilphamari-4, Syed Jahangir Alam of Dinajpur-3, Mohamamd Nazmul of Naogaon-5 and Touhidul Haq of Panchagarh-1 constituencies.Earlier in the day, the five BNP aspirants filed separate writ petitions challenging the legality of the EC’s decision that rejected their candidature as they were holding the post of municipality mayor.Lawyer Ruhul Kuddus Kajal stood for the petitioners while attorney general Mahbubey Alam represented the state.With HC order there will be no obstacles for the five BNP candidates for contesting the polls, said lawyer Ruhul Kuddus Kajal.EC has rejected the nominations of five BNP aspirants during the hearing on petitions filed with the commission.The returning officers concerned rejected the nomination papers of five BNP leaders saying all of them were holding respective posts of municipality mayors.The 11th national election is scheduled to be held on 30 December 2018.last_img read more

first_imgPool revenue using the Selfsh-Mine strategy for different propagation factors, compared to the honest Bitcoin protocol. Simulation matches the theoretical analysis, and both show that Selfsh-Mine results in higher revenues than the honest protocol above a threshold. Credit: arXiv:1311.0243 [cs.CR] . Explore further ( —Bitcoin is a digital currency that has, well, gained currency, as a medium of exchange. Now two computer science researchers from Cornell find that this extensive ecosystem can be undermined and they outline how in a paper that they have posted on arXiv. More information: Majority is not Enough: Bitcoin Mining is Vulnerable, arXiv:1311.0243 [cs.CR]: … /faq-selfish-mining/ … irtual-currency.html New fund launched for bitcoin investors The paper, “Majority is not Enough: Bitcoin Mining is Vulnerable,” is by Ittay Eyal, a postdoc member of the Computer Sciences department at Cornell and Emin Gun Sirer, associate professor at Cornell. According to the two researchers, “Empirical evidence shows that Bitcoin miners behave strategically and form pools. Specifically, because rewards are distributed at infrequent, random intervals miners form mining pools in order to decrease the variance of their income rate. Within such pools, all members contribute to the solution of each cryptopuzzle, and share the rewards proportionally to their contributions. To the best of our knowledge, so far such pools have been benign and followed the protocol.” Nonetheless, they describe a strategy that could be used by a minority pool to obtain more revenue than the pool’s fair share, that is, more than its ratio of the total mining power. “The key idea behind this strategy, called Selfish Mining, is for a pool to keep its discovered blocks private, thereby intentionally forking the chain,” they wrote. This selfishness can come out of people getting together to siphon off more money than a fair share for mining activities.The authors wrote that central to Bitcoin operations is a public log called the blockchain where all transactions are recorded. The security of the blockchain is established by a chain of cryptographic puzzles solved by a loosely organized network of participants called miners. The two researchers present an attack with which colluding miners obtain a revenue larger than their fair share. “This attack can have significant consequences for Bitcoin,” they warned, where rational miners join selfish miners and the colluding group increases increase in size until it becomes a majority. At this point, they said, the Bitcoin system ceases to be a decentralized currency. A Scientific American report on their findings further explained how damage might occur: Instead of releasing solutions to solved cryptopuzzles. The selfish crew can mine a branch in secret, hiding it from honest miners. The group would then get a higher share of coins than is fair for the resources they have contributed because they have forced other miners to waste computing power on the original chain. The problem gets worse as the selfish group recruits extra members.Elsewhere, the two were asked if they were trying to take Bitcoin down with their sober warning. “We’re Bitcoin supporters,” they blogged, ” and are working to make the currency stronger against a broader set of possible misbehaviors than what has been considered so far.” They proposed in their paper a practical modification to the Bitcoin protocol that protects against selfish mining pools. Can Bitcoin remain a viable currency? Sirer said, “Probably. We have shown that as long as selfish miners are below a certain threshold, they will not succeed.” Citation: Cornell researchers teach Bitcoin attack lesson in selfish mining (2013, November 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from 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. © 2013 Phys.orglast_img read more

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A light motor vehicle went off Bellspruit Bridge in Shepstone Road yesterday afternoon (April 2).It is believed that the driver lost control of the vehicle due to slippery conditions.Public Safety and other emergency personnel were on scene.Also read: Breaking News: 9 dead in horror crash between taxi and bakkie outside LadysmithAlso read: Grandmother and grandchildren injured in crash on N11 outside LadysmithAlso read: Watch: Community loot stationery from truck after crash in Ezakheni Also read: Breaking News: 5 tragically killed in horror crash on Van Reenen’s PassThere were no injuries.It took officials over an hour to clear the scene.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

first_img News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Related Content News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more May 15, 2015 — A largest-of-its kind study has found that women who experience menopause at a younger age are at a decreased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). The study followed nearly 18,000 women and revealed that women experiencing menopause younger than 44 years had a significantly lower risk of AF than women entering menopause between the ages of 44-50. The research was presented at Heart Rhythm 2015, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 36th annual scientific sessions.In the United States, one in four women dies from cardiovascular disease, and early menopausal age has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. AF is the most common heart arrhythmia and affects more than 2.7 million American adults, and has an even greater impact on stroke risk and quality of life among women as compared to men. Common risk factors for AF among women include advancing age, high blood pressure and obesity. Until now, there has been a paucity of information on how female-specific risk factors, such as age at menopause, impact AF risk among women.Within the Women’s Health Study, based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, investigators studied 17,932 women aged 45 years or older who were postmenopausal, had not undergone a hysterectomy with ovarian conservation prior to menopause, and were free of cardiovascular disease and AF at baseline. The women were prospectively followed for the development of new-onset AF, which was confirmed by medical record review. The average participant age was 58 years old and the average age of reported menopause was 48 years old.During an average follow-up of approximately 19 years, 986 women developed AF. When compared to women with menopause at ages 44-50, women reporting a younger age of menopause (less than 44 years old) had a significantly lower risk of AF. Older age of menopause (older than 50 years old) did not show a significant correlation with AF risk. This relationship persisted even after the data was adjusted for surgical or chemotherapy-induced menopause.“In this study, we found that earlier age at menopause was associated with a decreased risk of incident AF. This is in contrast with the relationship we see between early menopause and coronary heart disease and stroke, where earlier age at menopause has been associated with elevations in risk. The results provide insight into the complicated and often divergent pathways leading to AF and heart disease in women,” said lead author Jorge A. Wong, M.D., postdoctoral fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.Since lower age of menopause appeared to be protective against AF, these findings raise questions about a possible link between long-term exposure to endogenous estrogen and the risk of developing the heart arrhythmia. The authors of the study call for additional research to determine if this link does in fact exist.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | May 15, 2015 New Study Links Early Menopause to Lower Risk of Atrial Fibrillation Large study results including nearly 18,000 women suggest possible link between estrogen levels and atrial fibrillation News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al.last_img read more

first_imgEtihad Airways has celebrated an aviation milestone – the delivery of its 100th and 101st aircraft.The 100th aircraft, a new A321-231 was delivered from the Airbus Finkenwerder facility in Hamburg and the aircraft was welcomed by over 500 Etihad Airways employees at a specially organised photo session.Etihad Airways president and chief executive officer, James Hogan said that the new aircraft delivery is a turning point.“This is an important day for an airline which launched operations just over ten years ago. Etihad Airways continues to grow, to prosper and to lead the way in innovation and service,” Mr Hogan said.“Today, we fly the most technologically advanced and fuel efficient aircraft available, setting new standards in comfort and reliability.”The 101st aircraft, an Airbus A320-200 as well as the A321 are equipped with sharklets (blended winglets) which significantly increase fuel efficiency.In November 2013, Etihad Airways placed the biggest ever aircraft order at the Dubai Airshow with a value of US $67 billion for up to 199 aircraft and 294 engines.Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

first_img Share Bridging the Generational Divide September 27, 2018 784 Views Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the September issue of MReport.When you hear the words disruption, innovation, and technology futurism, they are not often associated with the mortgage industry. The word innovation has been so diluted over the years that it seems to have lost all meaning. From a startup perspective, mortgage companies say they want innovation, but this is simply empty rhetoric. From a mortgage veteran perspective, established customers, solid bases of revenue, and a disciplined risk management model do not make for innovative friendly environments. The word ‘innovation’ sounds like a dirty word, or at the very least, an inconvenience.That may seem a little harsh, especially considering I work on the other side of the aisle in startup land and this article sounds like it may take a predictive turn. “Startup youngster wants to disrupt the mortgage industry!” “Baby boomers are out, millennials are in!” While that is one narrative that may never die, thankfully that is not what this article is about.Thinking innovatively is not just for the young or technology driven. It is for anyone who truly wants to solve a problem, rather than one who only says they do. It may come naturally to some, for others it may be a learned skill. But no matter if you are predisposed to innovate or not, it is a mindset that one must value and practice.How do we bridge the gap where innovation isn’t associated with being young and tradition is not so deeply rooted it can be toxic?Value Innovative Thinkers (of Any Age)Attracting adults under 40 (millennials) will not suddenly make a company innovative, just like ping pong tables or kombucha on tap will not make a company instantly hipster (even though it’s pretty close). It is about true company culture, especially in the day-to-day. It doesn’t matter what your website says if the executive team or the employees don’t intentionally live out the company’s mission or they are not passionate about the products they are selling.It’s important to remember innovators tend to migrate towards other innovators. Over the years, I have found that I migrate towards people who can keep up with my conversations, don’t laugh off my quandaries about the future, and don’t make me feel silly for thinking the world can be different. You can call me eclectic or odd, but I’ll take them all as compliments. I suppose that is how I found myself working in blockchain.If the theory of Moore’s Law continues as a theme in technology where change increases at an exponential rate, token innovative departments or handfuls of innovators will not be enough. The speed at which companies can move from isolated experimentation to production implementation will be a defining factor in the survival and growth of traditional markets as technology advances.However, in order to drive that innovation, companies can’t rely only on the innovative people they have. People with an innovative mindset won’t work for a “turn-and-burn” employee culture if they aren’t passionate about the company. Especially for millennials, their education gives them the privilege of choice. You may think that is a bunch of hooey and it’s just millennial feelings getting in the way, but as the most overly educated generation that has surpassed baby boomers in the workforce, companies can’t afford to ignore it. Why choose to work somewhere where you may be the token innovator, where you have no community, and your voice may fall on deaf ears when you could start your own company or work somewhere innovation is valued?Not Black or WhiteNow, this isn’t black or white. There is no one size fits all and this isn’t ‘innovate or die’. This is about having tough conversations with your team, with executives, and with your customer.My go-to line, especially in our mortgage vertical is, “I have questions.” To successfully understand my customer (in this case, mortgage executives) I need to understand why things are the way they are, what caused them institutionally and how we may come to some sort of middle ground. How can I bring something like blockchain into the mortgage narrative without spooking anyone? This has proven to be a challenge!At the beginning of my mortgage industry indoctrination, I was surprised by how friendly everyone was. They were eager to share their many years of experience and try their best to explain why things are the way they are. Very different than the expectation established in my mind from The Wolf of Wall Street—the “too-big-to-fail,” recession-causing industry reputation that many millennials graduated into. Not only did I have to change my perspective that we were we going to disrupt an entire industry, but I have also grown to respect the many facets of the mortgage industry. I did this by intentionally asking questions, finding multigenerational mentors, and listening more than I talked.In order to truly understand the marketplace, we have had to listen and adjust our plans for what the market really needs. Turning a blind eye, or not engaging in conversations with the intent to learn from them, not just check a box, will cause companies and whole industries to fall behind.Don’t Be Driven by FearIdeally, companies aren’t about surviving. They’re about thriving by way of moving forward, and simply refusing to stagnate. No one thinks they will get ahead by remaining the same as they always have. As the workforces changes, so does the consumer. With the adoption of cryptocurrency, nontraditional lending, and on-demand commerce, consumers are embracing applications of evolving technology to meet every need. From my point of view, startups are able to move quickly because they don’t have as many hoops to jump through and there is less infrastructure in which everyone wants a piece of the pie.The mortgage industry must embrace innovators, not ostracize them, because we need each other to understand and to move forward. You don’t have to go as far as Google where employees are allowed 20 percent of their time to work on side projects, though this has brought about some of the decades most innovative products: Google Maps, Twitter, and Slack. Take a field trip to a startup, play some ping-pong with them. Start a book club that creates a safe space for conversations about innovation. Get a company Toastmasters Club going where you can practice your speaking skills and pitch world-changing ideas.Think of innovators as another kind of diversity. Innovation is inclusive and considers many viewpoints. Hiring traditionally diverse teams doesn’t matter much if the team, company, or even industry chooses the same path forward. The point isn’t to check the ‘innovative box’ on your to-do list. To truly embrace and become innovative, your mindset is must be one of curiosity, a desire to learn, and a willingness to make smart risks in the short term for an exponential long-term payoff.We are all flawed humans, doing what we think is best, the best ways we know how. It doesn’t take a huge leap to become innovative, it starts with a small step. Because you can’t know what you don’t know, the first step is simply asking the right questions. So what are the right questions? And what is the next step toward innovation? Start by embracing and valuing new ways of thinking, and avoid fear-based decision making. Hire multigenerational innovative thinkers, support employees’ personal values with your company values, and take small risks. You’ll never know where you’ll end up unless you experiment and support inclusive values.Innovation means you have to see things from many perspectives. Just like we need diversity in our communities to understand different points of view, we need innovators and traditionalists to come together to combine traditional business practices with a fresh spin. In the end, we are better and stronger because of our differences.center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology Blockchain Business Diversity HOUSING mortgage Wall Street 2018-09-27 Radhika Ojhalast_img read more

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires If the player is not on the roster for the game he only earns a partial guarantee that is equal to 25% of his salary, 4 weeks of pay.— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) September 8, 2017Wright, a seventh-round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns, joined the Cardinals in December 2016 and was cut by Arizona before the 53-man roster was announced this year. The team re-signed him to its practice squad before elevating him last week for the Week 1 game at Detroit. Wheeler originally joined the Cardinals on July 27 and impressed in the preseason.The nine-year NFL veteran has 513 tackles, 133 games and 66 starts for the Colts, Raiders, Dolphins and Falcons on his resume. Last season for Atlanta, he recorded 28 tackles in 16 appearances.Wheeler adds depth at inside linebacker, where the team is still missing $LB Deone Bucannon, who while recovering from ankle surgery sprained his ankle before the opener.Adding to his value, Wheeler also played outside linebacker in the preseason finale. – / 26 26 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img New England Patriots’ Julian Edelman is up ended by Atlanta Falcons’ Philip Wheeler, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) The Arizona Cardinals re-signed linebacker Philip Wheeler and released Scooby Wright on Monday.Arizona released Wheeler, 32,  on Friday and signed Wright to the 53-man roster. As a veteran, Wheeler’s contract of $695,000 would have been guaranteed for the entire year had the team not waived him. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

first_img Related20 top airport tips: How to stay calm and save time at the airportA weekend city break, a big family holiday, or a last minute business trip: whatever the reason you find yourself stressed out at the airport, here are a few insider tips from Skyscanner’s seasoned travellers. From secrets on how to jump the check-in queue to how to get an upgrade.…13 ways to be a Christmas travel heroFind out how to be a travelling Christmas angel this festive season.5 best ways to beat the check-in queueGet your holiday off to a flyer – we reveal the best ways to find the easiest and quickest way to check in for your flight. Unless you’re travelling in a group and are desperate to sit next to your family or friends, don’t join the queues of overzealous passengers who spend 15 minutes queuing to get on the plane just so they can maximise their time waiting to take off onboard the plane.Instead, take your time. If you’re travelling alone, there’s really very little advantage of being the first to board the aircraft, especially on short haul flights. Even that dreaded middle seat is bearable for an hour or two.Similarly, ripping off your seatbelt and attacking the overhead locker as soon as the wheels touch the tarmac isn’t going to make the plane doors open any quicker.Do yourself (and your fellow passengers) a favour; lower your blood pressure by learning the art of patience.Read more Travel TipsReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

first_img6. Sydney Harbour Bridge ClimbAnother of the more unusual things to do in Sydney is to climb the Harbour Bridge. The highest point is 134 metres above sea level and anyone over the age of 10, who is willing and able, can scale to the top! The most spectacular time is twilight when the city begins to light up. The three and a half hour climb will leave you speechless as you reach the summit and witness the view across the harbour and the whole of Sydney. There are lots of options if you want a shorter (and less terrifying!) climb or want to complete the challenge at dawn instead. 8. Kayak up the SpitTo the right of Harbour Bridge, you’ll see Sydney Harbour Kayaks. If you fancy a day out on the water, messing about in boats in peace and tranquillity, then hire a kayak or two and paddle up stream. Go out at high tide, when you’ll be able to skim through eerie mangrove forests. Although you’re technically still in the city, you’ll feel a million miles away from civilisation. Rent by the hour from $20, or take a guided tour. 3. Sydney Seafood School and MarketIf you love seafood, then Sydney city breaks won’t disappoint. Head for the prestigious Sydney Seafood School where you can learn how to cook it, as well as eat it. You’ll get demonstrations by top chefs, hands-on cookery classes, a delicious meal, complimentary wine tasting and recipes to take home. Be sure to get up early and visit the seafood market next door (from 7am), where you can buy almost anything that lives in the ocean. 15. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair & the Royal Botanic GardenA blaze of colourful flowerbeds, curious bottle trees and palm groves await in Sydney’s Botanic Gardens but it’s the location which makes this a must stop on a Sydney city break. The gardens spread right up to the water’s edge, opposite the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. You can take it all in by having a seat on the famous stone bench, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, carved out of the rock for the governor’s wife back in the nineteenth century.Opening times: Opens daily at 7am (closing time depends on sunset – see website for seasonal times)Location: Mrs Macquaries RoadPrice: Free Search for flights to Sydney1. Sydney Opera HouseA trip here would not be complete without seeing undoubtedly one of the most well-known international symbols in the world, the Sydney Opera House. Whether you just want to snap the famous sails or see an opera, ballet or unique contemporary performance (there are 40 shows on a week!), this masterpiece of modern architecture is incredibly striking and a must for anyone on a city break in Sydney. 9. Harley motorbike toursIf you fancy a two wheeled trip with the wind in your hair, check out Troll Tours, who offer city excursions on Harley Davidson motorbikes. See the sights just outside Sydney like the nearby Blue Mountains or stop in at the wineries of Hunter Valley – only if you’re not in the driver’s seat of course! Three-wheeler trike tours are also available for up to three people. 13. Sydney FestivalEvery January, hoards of visitors descend on the city for this huge celebration of art, music, performance and world cultures. The programme is wide and eclectic each year, including many free shows, exhibitions and outdoor events in green spaces like Hyde Park. Famous names have performed at Sydney Festival in the past, from Björk to Sir Ian McKellen, and you can expect to see examples of local Indigenous arts, as well as international theatre and even circus shows. 7. The RocksThe Rocks are the place to come for arts venues, museums, cafes and restaurants including the historic Lord Nelson pub, which has been there since 1841. Buildings in The Rocks are the oldest in the city and made from local sandstone, giving the area its name. With breath-taking views and a Bohemian feel, this is the place to meet new friends and kick back in the East Coast sunshine. How to get to SydneyYou’ll most likely fly from London to Sydney, with the best connections from Heathrow Airport and with airlines like Emirates and Qantas. There are no direct flights from the UK to Sydney, so you’ll usually need to stop in Dubai, or Southeast Asian airports like Bangkok, Singapore or Manilla.Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is 9km outside of the central business district and well-connected by transport links (the train is the quickest and cheapest option). A taxi ride will take about 20 minutes.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Mapcenter_img 11. Bondi BeachDon’t forget to schedule some time to bum around on Bondi Beach, the quintessential Aussie surfer’s paradise, around 7km from Sydney’s centre (30 minutes by public transport). You might spot a seal, check out the community events at the Bondi Pavillion or make like the locals and get up early for a run along the shore. There’s also the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk, which promises some amazing Instagrammable views and more secluded shores along the way. 2. Sleep over at Taronga ZooWhether you have children or not, the idea of camping on a cliff edge in the centre of Taronga Zoo will excite kids and grown-ups alike. Here you can spend a wild night with the animals, in the comfort of safari-style tent. Before you hit the hay, you’ll be cooked a sumptuous roasted feast and experience up-close animal encounters. On waking to the roar of the lions you’ll get a tour of the zoo before the crowds descend. Book online well in advance. If you don’t manage to bag an overnight spot, the zoo still makes a cracking day out, and even features a rope-bridge adventure course!Opening times: (Normal daytime hours) (May to Aug) 9.30am – 4.30pm; (Sept to Apr) 9.30am – 5.00pmLocation: Bradleys Head, MosmanPrice: (Regular admission; online discounts available) Adults $46, Concessions $36, Children $26 5. Sydney Food TourScrumptious Sydney is one of the best cities in the world to eat in. The produce is fresh, the cuisine diverse. The reasons for the endless variety are Sydney’s “villages” where people from all over the world have settled, from Italians in Haberfield, to Turkish in Auburn, Lebanese in Punchbowl and Greeks in Marrickville. The aromas make it seem as though you really are travelling around the globe and with a themed tasting tour, you’ll be sent home with lots of foodie finds and recipes. 12. Go whale-watching in ManlyThe Northern Beaches of Sydney, across the Sydney Harbour estuary, are some of the most attractive shores around these parts and Manly Beach is prime whale-watching territory. A 30 minute ferry ride from the city and you can find yourself clambering up the rocky outcrop at North Head – the best place to go to see a humpback or southern right whale, or one of the 43 other species of whale that pass by this coast. Aim for late morning or early afternoon for the best chance to spy them. Whale watching tours also leave from Manly esplanade, with guaranteed sightings! 14. Museum of Contemporary Art AustraliaThis cutting-edge institution showcases the best of contemporary Australian art, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and input from the many different nationalities who’ve settled here over the years. There are often interesting temporary exhibitions and events, too, so check out the programme before your break in Sydney. You’ll find the building at Circular Quay, in a commanding Art Deco building that also marks a significant site in the nation’s history, being the point where the first British ships arrived back in 1788 and first met with indigenous Australians.Opening times: Mon to Tues 10am – 5pm, Wed 10am – 9pm, Thu to Sun 10am – 5pmLocation: 140 George Street, The RocksPrice: Free 4. Sydney ObservatoryFor one of the best views of Harbour Bridge, visit Sydney Observatory. You can see a Planetarium show and look through a solar telescope during the day, but the best time by far is at sunset when you can watch the twinkling lights come on across the city and illuminate the bridge. Combine it with an evening tour of the observatory to observe the starry Aussie sky and learn about the solar system. Why not take a peek through the observatories two telescopes, one of which is the oldest working telescope in Australia?Opening times: (Daytime) Mon to Sun 10am – 5pm (Night tours from 8.15pm but may vary; booking required)Location: 1003 Upper Fort Street, Millers PointPrice: (Night tour) $20-22, Concessions $18-20, Children $16-17; daytime visits free 10. Darling HarbourHang out at this cityside harbour area to catch the real buzz of Sydney. Explore the boats and submarines at the Australian National Maritime Museum, jump on a cruise of the harbour or simply watch the ferries go in and out, sipping an iced beer in one of the cafes or restaurants. Settle in at Cohibar for cool cocktails and a pumping atmosphere as the evening descends and the DJs crank up the volume.last_img read more

first_imgJay-Z, Blue Ivy, Kendrick Lamar appear on new Beyonce album by The Associated Press Posted Jul 16, 2019 8:29 am PDT Singer Beyonce poses for photographers upon arrival at the ‘Lion King’ European premiere in central London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK — Beyonce’s new album inspired by “The Lion King” features collaborations with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter.Beyonce announced Tuesday that “The Lion King: The Gift,” which will be released Friday, also includes songs with Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Pharrell, Tierra Whack and Jessie Reyez.In the new version of “The Lion King,” in theatres Friday, Beyonce voices the character of Nala. Beyonce curated and executive produced “The Lion King: The Gift,” which also features collaborations with Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and 070 Shake.Jay-Z appears on the song “Mood 4 Eva.” Blue Ivy is featured on “Brown Skin Girl.”Beyonce’s song “Spirit,” released last week, is featured in the film and appears on both the official “Lion King” soundtrack as well as “The Lion King: The Gift.”The Associated Presslast_img read more