Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Worldwide Broadcast on July

first_imgTV animation series “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon(美少女戦士セーラームーン)” has always attracted tons of people since its broadcast in 1990s to present. Its name had spread overseas to Asia, Europe and America, where we often can see cosplayers dressed as the heroines.And this time, it was officially announced that new Anime series  “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal” will be on world-wide simultaneous stream this July on Niconico Douga(ニコニコ動画)!”Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal” is now at work as a part of “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Project”. Like the former original Anime, it is produced by Toei Animation Co., Ltd., and will be streamed on Niconico Douga to the whole world at the same time. All the fans must be excited for this, absolutely!The only image disclosed now is this one above; Usagi Tsukino(月野うさぎ) holding  “the Legendary Silver Crystal” in her hand, with a full-moon on background. The taste of this illustration is a bit classical; it is more close to the original manga by Naoko Takeuchi(武内直子) than the former animated series. The new animation might be drawn through this taste, perhaps?The theme song will be from popular idol group Momoiro Clover Z, but no other information is open yet. Who takes part in voice actress? How would the story be? Can’t wait for the follow-up report!”Sailor Moon” was the very first Anime to propose new genre of heroine; fighting beauties. This new series would definitely become a trigger to another rage!”Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon”The original manga series by Naoko Takeuchi first appeared on 1992 in a monthly manga magazine “Nakayoshi(Chum/なかよし).” It was animated, recreated as TV drama/musical stage, which lead to a world-wide boom. From 2012 the “20th Anniversary Project” is on its process. On last September, anniversary musical was held for the first time in eight years, and the original comics “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Complete Version” is also published monthly from November 2013.Information”Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal” World-wide Simultaneous Broadcast powered by Niconico DougaFirst Episode: July 2014Official HP(English): http://sailormoon-official.com/animation/en/Original Works: Naoko Takeuchi(武内直子)Director: Munehisa Sakai(境宗久)Composer: Yuji Kobayashi(小林雄次)Character Design:  Yukie Sakou(佐光幸恵)Art Director: Takashi Kurahashi(倉橋隆) / Yumi Hosaka(保坂有美)Music: Yasuharu Takanashi(高梨康治)Music Production: King Record Co., Ltd.(キングレコード)Animation Production: Toei Animation Co., Ltd.(東映アニメーション)Theme Song: Momoiro Clover Z(ももいろクローバーZ) © Naoko Takeuchi ©武内直子・PNP・講談社・東映アニメーションlast_img read more

Moroccan and Algerian Activists March Together to Reopen Borders

Rabat – Moroccan and Algerian activists are standing side by side for the same goal: the reopening of borders between Morocco and Algeria. According to Arabic outlet Al Ahdath Al Maghribia, the two countries’ citizens decided to organize two marches—one from Oujda and one from Maghnia—to the border between the countries.The initiators launched the event on social media, deciding to march on July 22 “to call on the authorities of both countries to open borders,” according to the same outlet.Thousands of people responded favorably to the march, including residents of the Moroccan Oriental region, reported Al Ahdath Al Maghribia. Two marches will take place at the same time, one from Oujda to the border “Zouj Bghal” and the other from Maghnia to the borders.Morocco and Algeria may possibly consider the proposition. Last week, Algerian Minister of Youth and Sports Mohamed Hattab said that his country is “ready to study a possible joint bid” with Morocco and Tunisia to organize the 2030 World Cup.Many hope that relations between Morocco and Algeria will improve, especially after the latter decided to vote for the former instead of United 2026 to organize the 2026 World Cup. Unfortunately, Algeria’s vote didn’t make a difference.The closure of the border between the neighbors dates back to 1994. The decision to close the borders was made by Algeria after Rabat imposed visa regulations on Algerian visitors in the wake of a terrorist attack on the Atlas Asni Hotel in Marrakech.Despite Morocco decision to lift the visa requirement in 2004 and Algeria’s decision to follow suit the following year, the closed-border situation has not changed. read more

Cooperation of States vital as UN war crimes tribunal press ahead with

Some 17 years after its establishment, nine fugitives – including the most high-ranking accused –sought by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) are still at large, Prosecutor Hassan B. Jallow said in a briefing to the Security Council.“Tracking and arrest of the remaining nine fugitives remains a major challenge for a timely and proper completion by the ICTR,” said Mr. Jallow, who has continued to engage with relevant States to secure their cooperation in this matter.“I am hopeful that with greater cooperation from Member States of the Great Lakes Conference the many fugitives located in the territories of the Conference will be arrested and brought to account, thereby serving the interests of both global justice as well as regional peace and stability.”He called on Kenya to cooperate fully with the ICTR to arrest and transfer Felicien Kabuga. Meanwhile, difficulties continue, he said, with the apprehension of Protais Mpiranya, who, according to reliable information received by the tribunal, is in Zimbabwe.The trial work of the ICTR, which is based in the Tanzanian city of Arusha, is due to be finished by the end of the second quarter of 2012 and appeals work is to be finished by early 2014.This year saw the arrests of the last two remaining fugitives wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) – Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadžic. As a result, none of the 161 persons indicted by the tribunal, which is based in The Hague, remain at large.“The arrests mean that no individual has ultimately escaped the ICTY’s reach and the final impediment to completing our mandate has been removed,” said the Prosecutor, Serge Brammertz.“The arrests also mean that an important and problematic chapter in Serbia’s cooperation with the ICTY has been closed, even if it took too long and redress for the victims was much too delayed,” he added.Mr. Brammertz noted that with the last two fugitives in custody, the tribunal is now fully occupied with finishing its trials and appeals, and its completion strategy is fast becoming a reality.“As long as we have ongoing cases, the cooperation of States, particularly in the former Yugoslavia, will be essential,” he stressed. In the case of Serbia, the arrest of the final two fugitives has put its cooperative relationship with the tribunal on a “new, more positive” footing.With no ongoing trials involving Croatian accused persons, the Prosecutor’s Office is making far fewer requests for assistance to the Croatian authorities, and the limited requests that were made were adequately dealt with by the authorities.However, Mr. Brammertz expressed concern over statements by high-level Croatian authorities that question the validity of the ICTY’s work, including officials at the highest level continuing to glorify illegal war-time conduct and questioning the impartiality of the court’s judgements.Regarding Bosnia and Herzegovina, he reported that day-to-day cooperation with his office is proceeding well. At the same time, the National War Crimes Strategy is struggling and urgent action is required to turn the situation around, he added.The Presidents of the ICTR and ICTY, Judge Khalida Rachid Khan and Judge Theodor Meron, also addressed the 15-member body on the work of their respective courts. 7 December 2011The cooperation of States, whether in tracking and arresting fugitives or providing information, is vital to the ability of the United Nations war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda to complete their mandates, top officials said today. read more

Central Wayamba PCs dissolved

The Governors of the Central and Wayamba provinces have been informed to dissolve their respective provinces from midnight tonight.The Governor of the Central Province Tikiri Kobbekaduwa said the Gazette notification will be issued at midnight tonight while the Governor of the Wayamba province (North Western) Thisa R. Balala said that he has also been informed to dissolve the Wayamba province at midnight tonight.

Empire Company sells 68 Safeway properties to Crombie REIT for 990M

Empire Company sells 68 Safeway properties to Crombie REIT for $990M AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 24, 2013 3:49 pm MDT STELLARTON, N.S. – Empire Company Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A) announced a plan Wednesday to sell 68 Safeway properties in a sale-leaseback deal with Crombie REIT (TSX:CRR.UN) for $990 million in cash.The company, which owns the country’s second-largest grocer Sobeys Inc., said the properties involved in the sale are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.In early June, Empire signed an agreement to buy more than 200 grocery stores from Canada Safeway Ltd. in a $5.8-billion deal. At the time, it said that it intended to finance the acquisition with a $1 billion sale-leaseback that it would first offer to Crombie REIT.“We are pleased to announce this sale leaseback transaction between Sobeys and Crombie REIT,” Empire president and chief executive Paul Sobey said in a statement.“The sale proceeds will be used by Sobeys to assist in the funding of the Canada Safeway acquisition which provides Sobeys with a much stronger presence in Western Canada and allows them to benefit from increased economies of scale.”Empire created Crombie REIT when it spun off a number of properties in 2006.The properties in the deal Wednesday total three million square feet of gross leasable area and include 49 freestanding stores and 19 retail plazas, each anchored by a Canada Safeway grocery store.There are 29 properties in B.C., 27 in Alberta, three in Saskatchewan and nine in Manitoba.“The geographic location of these assets is highly complementary to our existing core portfolio, providing greater exposure to Western Canadian markets and solidifying Crombie’s position as a truly national retail landlord,” Crombie president and chief executive Donald Clow said in a statement.“Furthermore, this portfolio contains a significant number of assets that are located in key, highly sought-after urban locations that are difficult to acquire.”Clow noted the deal is expected to immediately add to the trust’s adjusted funds from operations per unit.Crombie REIT has said to partially finance the transaction, it will sell $225 million in subscription receipts to a syndicate of underwriters, which will be convertible into Crombie REIT units, as well as $75 million in extendible convertible debentures which will be exchangeable into Crombie REIT units.Empire has also agreed to buy $150 million of Crombie class B limited partnership units at the same price per unit as the Crombie REIT subscription receipts.Sobeys owns or franchises more than 1,300 stores across Canada under several banners that include Sobeys, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, and Thrifty Foods. read more

Teenage boy shot on Barking Tube station platform

“We understand that this was a frightening incident for passengers on the train and at the station, and would encourage anyone who witnessed the attack or the moments leading up to it to come forward and tell us what they saw.”Police said the incident is not being treated as terror-related. A teenager is in a serious condition after being shot in a fight at a Tube station, police have said. British Transport Police (BTP) said the altercation between the victim and two male suspects began on board a Hammersmith and City Line train out of London on Wednesday night.It then spilled on to the platform at Barking station, at which point the victim was shot and the two suspects – said to be armed with knives – fled, the force said.The victim was taken to hospital, where a small bullet was discovered inside his abdomen.Onlooker Charlotte Maher tweeted: “Just witnessed a stabbing on the Hammersmith and City Line at Barking station. Passenger alarm pulled and a brave gentleman tripped the individual with the knife up.””Suspect appeared to flee along the platform after the doors were opened, the injured individual also fled,” she said, adding that she “saw blood up the stairs” as she left the station.Detective Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn, from BTP, said: “This was a violent and rare attack which took place on a late-night train out of London.”Officers were on scene within minutes and we are working hard to identify and trace the men responsible for this assault. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Sega puts 19 App Store games on sale until Valentines Day

first_imgSega has decided to have a sale on the App Store which it is calling the “99c Loves Me Sale!”.It’s classed as a Valentine’s Day 7-day sale, but the release of the Verizon iPhone is also brought up as an excuse to celebrate by buying one of the games.AdChoices广告We don’t mind what is being celebrated as there’s some decent games in this line up. 19 titles in all have had their prices cut by 80% or come down to 99 cents.The games reduced to 99 cents include:Altered BeastChuChu RocketChuChu Rocket HD (iPad)ColumnsEcco the DolphinGolden AxeGunstar HeroesPhantasy Star IIShining ForceShinobi IIISuper Monkey Ball 1Super Monkey Ball 2Super Monkey Ball 2 Sakura Edition (iPad)Sonic SpinballStreets of RageVirtua Fighter 2A further 3 titles bearing Sonic‘s name have also been reduced by 80% to $2.99 each:Sonic the Hedgehog 1Sonic the Hedgehog 2Sonic 4 Episode 1Sega is also giving away four free codes this week. Just follow them on Twitter and Facebook to be in with a chance of winning one.The sale is listed as running for 7 days, so we expect it will end with the end of Valentine’s Day at midnight on February 14.Read more at the Sega Bloglast_img read more

Academy apologises for Best Picture fiasco as tweeting accountant blamed

first_img By Associated Press Academy apologises for Best Picture fiasco as tweeting accountant blamed The academy also apologised to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway and to viewers. THE ACADEMY OF Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is apologising to the cast and crews of the films La La Land and Moonlight for the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner during Sunday’s Oscars award ceremony.The academy’s apology comes after the accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the Academy Awards, PwC, said mistakes were made and its staffers did not move quickly enough to correct the biggest error in Oscars history.“We deeply regret the mistakes that were made during the presentation of the Best Picture category during last night’s Oscar ceremony,” the academy said in a statement. “We apologise to the entire cast and crew of ‘La La Land’ and ‘Moonlight’ whose experience was profoundly altered by this error.”The academy also apologised to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway and to viewers.The academy’s statement noted that PwC, formerly Price Waterhouse Coopers, has been entrusted with handling Oscar votes for 83 years but said the academy “will determine what actions are appropriate going forward.”PwC wrote in its own statement that several mistakes were made and two of its partners assigned to the show did not act quickly enough when La La Land was mistakenly announced as the best picture winner. Three of the film’s producers spoke before the actual winner, the coming-of-age drama Moonlight, was announced.“PwC takes full responsibility for the series of mistakes and breaches of established protocols during last night’s Oscars,” PwC wrote. It said its partner, Brian Cullinan, mistakenly handed Beatty and Dunaway an envelope containing the winner of the best actress award.“Once the error occurred, protocols for correcting it were not followed through quickly enough by Mr. Cullinan or his partner,” the statement read.It did not address in detail which protocols were violated, or say whether a tweet Cullinan sent about best actress winner Emma Stone before the best picture announcement contributed to the mistake.Apology La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz, left, presenter Warren Beatty, centre, and host Jimmy Kimmel right, look at an envelope announcing Moonlight as best picture. Source: ApexchangeThe firm apologised to Beatty, Dunaway, the cast and crew of La La Land and Moonlight, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and host Jimmy Kimmel.“We wish to extend our deepest gratitude to each of them for the graciousness they displayed during such a difficult moment,” the statement said. “For the past 83 years, the academy has entrusted PwC with the integrity of the awards process during the ceremony, and last night we failed the academy.”The statement came after nearly a day of speculation about the fiasco, which launched countless punchlines, memes and a probe of what went wrong.The mystery deepened yesterday afternoon after the Wall Street Journal reported that Cullinan tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of Stone holding her statuette. “Best Actress Emma Stone backstage!” the tweet read. The tweet, sent moments before the best picture announcement, raised the question of whether the accountant was distracted from the task at hand.The mistaken announcement altered the usual celebration that follows the coronation of a best picture winner. The only Oscars mistake that came close occurred in 1964, when Sammy Davis was given the wrong envelope for best music score winner but made a quick correction.Read: “The weirdest TV ending since Lost”: Jimmy Kimmel’s take on his very strange OscarsRead: Trump thinks that Oscars gaffe happened because they were ‘too focused’ on slagging him Image: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP http://jrnl.ie/3264362 Share89 Tweet Email Tuesday 28 Feb 2017, 10:16 PM Short URL Feb 28th 2017, 10:16 PM Image: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP 35,120 Views 38 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

The 9 at 9 Wednesday

first_img Short URL Get the 9 at 9 News audio https://jrnl.ie/4635115 Wednesday 15 May 2019, 8:49 AM May 15th 2019, 7:56 AM No Comments 8,593 Views Share1 Tweet Email center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/Elena Shashkina EVERY MORNING TheJournal.ie brings you the headlines you need to know as you start your day.1. #EXTREMIST CONTENT: Leo Varadkar will be among the world leaders taking part in a joint initiative to tackle terrorist and violent extremist content online in the wake of the attacks on two mosques in New Zealand in March. 2. #GARDA PROBE: A garda investigation has been launched into Wicklow County Council following allegations of serious planning irregularities.3. #POSTERS: Dublin City Council has received 101 complaints about election posters in the run up to the European and local elections on 24 May.4. #DIRECT PROVISION: Residents of Courtown in Co Wexford have said they were not consulted about a local hotel being used to accommodate asylum seekers and have raised concerns about the level of service provision available nearby. 5. #ABORTION: The Alabama senate has passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States that bans any termination of pregnancy and could punish doctors who perform the procedure with life in prison.6. #PRIVATISATION: Dentists have slammed the government’s new oral health policy stating that key aspects of the public dental service are now to be privatised.7. #BIG MONET: A Claude Monet painting from his Haystacks series has sold for €98 million in an auction record for the French impressionist painter.8. #BREXIT: Theresa May’s government will publish draft legislation in the first week of June that would allow Brexit to proceed if approved by parliament.9. #DUBLIN: A 35-year-old man who was arrested in relation to serious feud related organised crime is due in court this morning, charged with conspiracy to murder.On the go? You can now listen to the 9 at 9 as an audio bulletin from TheJournal.ie, supported by Volkswagen. Get started by hitting the button below. Image: Shutterstock/Elena Shashkina The 9 at 9: Wednesday Here’s everything you need to know as the day gets started. By Adam Dalylast_img read more

Jain On How Coachella Helps International Artists Honoring Miriam Makebas Legacy More

first_imgWe caught up with the French pop performer in Indio, where she touched on her first Coachella experience, how living abroad has informed her artistry, and much moreAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Apr 19, 2019 – 11:22 am GRAMMY-nominated French artist Jain makes upbeat yet socially conscious inspired pop music. Using sounds and inspiration from her global upbringing, Jain (born Jeanne Louise Galice) left her hometown of Toulouse, France, with her family when she was nine. From then until she was 18, she lived in Dubai, the Congo and Abu Dhabi before returning to France to attend art school in Paris, where she lives now.Jain made her Coachella debut at Gobi stage last Saturday, her first U.S. show of the year, and will be returning this weekend for round two. Not only that, but Jain just dropped her first new music since her 2018 album Souldier, a single called “Gloria,” which she has been playing on tour in Europe.We caught up with Jain on the ground in Indio, where she touched on her first Coachella experience, how living abroad has informed her artistry, and much more.You had your Coachella debut yesterday; how did you feel to share your music at this festival, on this platform?Well, it was amazing and this show was really cool. We have a lot of fun with the crowd, so I couldn’t have been going any better. I was feeling really lucky to be there today in this festival because it’s one of the biggest festivals in the world. And in France, it’s well known also. Because always there are French artists that are playing over there. So we were really, really happy.The international contingent of artists on the lineup this year is really strong; what does it feel like to you to be a part of it?It was amazing because for me to be able to play as a French artist. I’m from a little town from the south tip of France, to be able to play in Coachella and meet other artists from all over the world and to connect with people that I love from my hometown is something amazing. And it shows the real power of music is to be united with something that everybody loves. And that’s why music is so international. And I think it’s great that a big festival like Coachella makes this actually. It helps a lot of artists.Yeah. I agree. Were you able to check out any other artists at the festival? Was there anyone you were really excited about?Yeah, I saw a lot of shows actually. I saw Anderson .Paak; for me it was one of the best shows that I’ve ever seen. And I saw Childish Gambino. I saw the Boyfriends. They are Australian, I think.You spent time growing up around the world. How do you think living in these different place inspired your art and music?It really gave me this need to express myself. Because when you are a teenager and you have to be new in a new high school and make new friends and make friends again, sometimes you get this feeling of loneliness. And for me it was why I was writing music, it was because I felt lonely and I wanted to make kind of therapy with it. So I don’t know if I would have done music if I haven’t traveled. So the traveling and discovering new countries meant everything for me and my songwriting.Do you feel like that caused you to grow up more quickly? To have a more mature themes or ideas with your music?Yeah, I’m definitely sure about this. My music would be very, very different if I haven’t traveled. And it’s true that when you’re young, you’re fast and there’s no concern with people, actually. When you’re doing music and you’re young, you can be in a band with different people with different stories also. And that’s why I really loved it.You released your sophomore album, Souldier, last year. What did you wish to communicate with that album?For me, Souldier is the part two of [debut album] Zanaka, the rest of my experience in the Middle East. The two albums work together. For me, Zanaka was more about when I was 16, 18 years old, and Souldier is the rest. I really wanted to put music that I was listening to and I was listening to—Arabic kind of music, hip-hop, some Rumba from the Congo. And I really wanted to make people travel by listening to my music. I always write about something that moves me. And something, it can be something bad or something sad like the killing in the nightclub of Orlando. I always try to put some optimism in it. I try to heal myself.Your music video for “Makeba” was nominated for a GRAMMY at the 60th GRAMMY Awards. Can you explain the story behind that specific song and video?When I worked with [French directors] Greg & Lio, for me it was really important to shoot it in South Africa because [the song’s subject, musician Miriam Makeba] was from South Africa. And we were about to shoot this video in Soweto, which is outside of Johannesburg. It’s where she grew up, actually. I really wanted for people to know her and to be able to share her legacy of music. That’s so cool. Is that something that’s important for you, to share stories of other female artists or other people that might not have a platform like you have?For me, it’s really important because I was listening to Makeba since I was three years old. She’s really part of my music intention. And when I grew up, I realized that actually a lot of my friends didn’t know her. When I like an artist, especially a female artist, I really try to support. I think it’s really important these days.Mon Laferte Talks First Coachella Performance, ‘Norma’ & MoreRead more Twitter Facebook News Email Jain On How Coachella Helps International Artists jain-how-coachella-helps-international-artists-honoring-miriam-makebas-legacy-more Jain On How Coachella Helps International Artists, Honoring Miriam Makeba’s Legacy & More last_img read more

Slack outage is over so you might want to get back to

first_img In addition to slow performance, some customers may also be running into trouble accessing their Slack channels entirely. We’re digging into this and will be back with more updates soon. https://t.co/ZstseqpFlL— Slack Status (@SlackStatus) July 29, 2019 0 @SlackHQ is down… what to do we do now… how did we communicate before this? #slack #downtime #keepcalmandkeepworking pic.twitter.com/0RYmlxOD5e— Sam Forde (@samjforde) July 29, 2019 Not a way to start a Monday. Slack Yep, there was a Slack outage Monday morning. The company gave a status update about the problem saying, “Some workspaces might be experiencing issues with messages sending and loading.” After approximately 40 minutes of downtime, the service was back up.Slack updated its status page at 8:30 a.m. PT as the service returned, with the message that people “may be running into trouble accessing their Slack workspaces completely.” The company’s Twitter account also said there would be “slow performance” as the team messaging service comes back online.   Share your voice Downdetector received more than 2,000 reports of users having problems with Slack. According to the site, the outage started at approximately 7:50 a.m. PT and had a global reach. Those who depend on Slack for their work weren’t too happy with the outage, especially on a Monday. Many took to Twitter to react to the platform going down. Post a commentcenter_img When #slack is down and you’re remote today. pic.twitter.com/Jt6JMv69rG— Paulina Gallo ✨ (@paulpaultweets) July 29, 2019 SLACK IS DOWNQUICK, EVERYONE SEND AN EMAIL— Kelly Vaughn 🐞 (@kvlly) July 29, 2019 At the end of June, Slack suffered a three-hour outage that was due to some of its servers being unavailable. Originally published on July 29 at 8:15 a.m. PT:Update, 8:19 a.m. PT: Adds Downdetector details. 8:32 a.m. PT: Adds Twitter reactions. 8:53 a.m. PT: Adds details on the end of outage. Tags Computerslast_img read more

Pope joins mass prayers at Suhrawardy Udyan

first_imgPope Francis at Suhrawardi Udyan in the capital. Photo: ReutersPope Francis, the spiritual leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, joined a prayer service at the Suhrawardy Udyan in the city on the second day of his visit to Bangladesh, reports UNB.Thousands of Catholics from different parts of the country attended the mass prayer seeking harmony and peace in the world.Besides, 16 priests were ordained during the mass prayers.Earlier on Thursday, Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh on a three-day state visit, aiming to promote peace and reconciliation.On Saturday, the Pope will have a private visit to Tejgaon Mother Theresa House and meet priests, religious and consecrated men and women in the Holy Rosary Church.He will also visit the Parish Cemetery and the ancient Holy Rosary Church and meet the youth in Notre Dame College.Pope Francis will leave for Rome at 5:05 pm on Saturday after an official farewell at Dhaka airport.A planned meeting with a small group of Rohingyas is expected to be a high point during the Pope’s Dhaka visit.However, there is no mention of such meeting in the draft programme schedule of the Pope.last_img read more

Two killed in gunfights

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationTwo suspected criminals were killed in what the law enforcers called gunfights in Gazipur and Bogura early Friday, reports UNB.In Gazipur, a suspected arms trader was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Salna area.The deceased could not be identified yet.Tipped-off, a team of the elite force conducted a drive in the area around 2:30am, said RAB-1 Company commander lieutenant commander Abdullah Al-Mamun.Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the gang members opened fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to retaliate that triggered the gunfight.The gunfight left the youth injured with bullet while two RAB members sustained injuries.He was then taken to Shaheed Tazuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.The law enforcers recovered a pistol and ammunitions from the spot.In Bogura, another alleged top terror was killed in a ‘gunfight’ between two rivals groups in Dhundar Bridge area of Sadar upazila.The deceased is Rashid Anam, 25.The two rivals exchanged gunfire in the area around 1:30pm, said Sanatan Chakraborty, additional superintendent of Bogura police.On information, a police team went to the spot and found Rashid with bullet injuries, he said.Rashed later was taken to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.Police also recovered a pistol, a magazine and ammunitions from the spot.There have several cases with different police stations against him, the official added.last_img read more

LiquiGlide poised to market superhydrophobic coating for wide range of products

first_img More information: liquiglide.com/ © 2015 Phys.org Citation: LiquiGlide poised to market superhydrophobic coating for wide range of products (2015, March 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-03-liquiglide-poised-superhydrophobic-coating-wide.html (Phys.org)—Newly created company LiquiGlide has announced that they have landed a contract with Elmer’s glue to provide a superhydrophobic coating for glue bottles, allowing consumers to more easily access all of the product inside. The product by the same name comes with different ingredients depending on the application, but the end result is the same, liquid materials inside slide against the coating allowing for easy removal. Explore furthercenter_img 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. Poison dart frog inspires new way to de-ice planes LiquiGlide is the brainchild of Kripa Varanasi, a professor at MIT, he has told the press that the idea came from his wife who was having difficulty getting all of the honey out of a bottle. Varanasi claims he came up with a solution over a single weekend—a coating that sits between a porous surface and a liquid. The coating is sprayed onto a surface (such as inside a honey jar) and because it is liquid based, it fills the tiny valleys that exist on a porous surface and is kept in place by the hills. The coating depth is just enough to prevent the liquid from touching the surface underneath, thus the liquid moves in response to gravity with little to no friction or binding forces holding it back—the result, honey, mayonnaise, Elmer’s Glue and other Bingham plastics that slide out of their containers leaving no bits behind on the walls, base or nozzle. Each type of coating is customized to match the material that is to be coated and to interact properly with the liquid—natural ingredients, for example, are used in treating containers used to hold food products.The deal with Elmer’s and another unnamed company in Australia that wants to use the coating to prevent paint from sticking to paint can lids, likely means that LiquiGlide is poised to become a presence in the marketplace. As consumers become aware of its existence, they will likely demand it be offered in a wide variety of applications such as lotions, toothpaste, condiments and virtually every other product where some material is always left behind in the container, leaving customers feeling cheated.Varanasi suggests the product will have other commercial uses as well, in oil pipelines for example, or perhaps on airplane wings. He claims the application of his product would cut down on pumping and maintenance costs and help protect the environment as well, as it would replace many of the toxic solvents now in use.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | March 06, 2014 BioZorb Surgical Marker Profiled at BC3 Breast Cancer Conference Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). March 6, 2014 — The BioZorb 3-D surgical marker improved targeting for radiation therapy by enhancing visualization of the breast cancer lumpectomy cavity. This is according to a presentation at the 2014 Breast Cancer Coordinated Care (BC3) conference in Washington D.C.The scientific poster reported that substantial advantages were observed when the tissue marker was used with both post-operative radiation boost therapy and partial breast irradiation (PBI).The study, which involved 22 patients, compared the use of the 3-D tissue marker to traditional tissue landmarks such as seroma and clips as well as post-operative density changes seen on treatment planning CT scans.”Overall, this tissue marker allowed us to achieve more than a 50 percent reduction in the planned treatment volume,” said poster co-author Robert R. Kuske, Jr., M.D., a radiation oncologist at Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists. “With the BioZorb in place we didn’t have the guesswork that we have with traditional markers, so we had confidence that we were only irradiating the minimum tissue necessary. This means better results for our patients and also less risk to healthy tissue near the surgical cavity.”Besides the improvement in target volume delineation, the researchers reported that all patients tolerated placement of BioZorb without complications and cosmetic outcomes were excellent.Previously, there was no standardized method for marking the surgical site of tumor removal, which made post-operative radiation planning difficult. Methods typically used for radiation planning may overestimate the treatment area volume, and may result in excess radiation exposure to normal tissues such as the heart and lungs. This can cause inadvertent complications. The open-spiral design of the BioZorb marker incorporates six permanent titanium clips in a fixed 3-D array and provides specific landmarks at the site of the excised tumor. This poster indicates BioZorb marker as useful for radiation treatment planning, patient positioning during treatment and the ability to facilitate advanced methods of radiation treatment, such as respiratory gating.BioZorb has been used successfully in the United States and New Zealand. It is made of a bioabsorbable material commonly used in other medical devices. It allows the patient’s body to absorb the material slowly, so it does not require surgical removal after treatments are completed.BioZorb received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The device is available in a range of sizes to accommodate a variety of clinical situations.For more information: www.focalrx.com News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Related Content IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… 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 | 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 center_img Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more 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 Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 read morelast_img read more

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first_img10. Set an alarm so you don’t miss your plane”Set an alarm on your phone to go off at boarding time, it’s easy to get distracted in the departure lounge.”Chris Sharp, Engineer, Skyscanner11. Make a good impression at immigration”I’ve had some very varied experiences arriving at immigration, particularly in the USA, ranging from being processed quickly in a few minutes to being asked to go off to the interview room for a secondary interview (that was a fun start to my honeymoon). Be smartly dressed, polite and well spoken, make good eye contact with the immigration official and have a clear idea of where you are going next (name of hotel, car hire). Never ever make jokes and do not use your mobile phone. Also make sure you have a credit card to hand and if possible local currency as you may be asked to prove you are able to pay your way If you are travelling on business, never say ‘I am here to work’ as they will be concerned that you are going to be working illegally; a better phrase is: ‘I am here to have some meetings with business colleagues’.”Robert Smith, Technical Manager, Skyscanner*The study was carried out with feedback from 200 UK travellers who have travelled from the UK’s top airports (according to Skyscanner data) to a Domestic or European destination in the last 6 months.The Five Fastest Ranking was calculated by awarding a speed score to each airport. The weighted speed score was calculated by comparing the number of non-fast track passengers flying to European and domestic destinations reaching their gate in less than 15mins, less than 30 mins and over 45 mins for each airport. Each airport had a minimum of 10 respondents and a maximum of 45. Looking for more travel hacks? Try these…20 top airport tips: How to stay calm and save time at the airportSkyscanner’s seasoned travellers share 20 of their best secrets on how to improve your airport experience; from how to jump the check-in queue to how to get an upgrade.50 insider travel tips & tricks: what we’ve learned about travellingFrom the philosophical to the funny, the serious to the silly, we present our list of learnings from travelling the world.Skyscanner is the worlds travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 1. Pick a fast airportHave you ever wondered if it’s quicker getting through one airport than it is another? Well we’ve run a study to find out which of our most popular UK airports are the fastest and the results are in. Congratulations to Birmingham for taking poll position! Skyscanner’s Five Fastest UK Airports*1 Birmingham2 Edinburgh3 Glasgow4 Bristol5 London Heathrow2. Speedy start”Try and book airlines that allow on-line check in and offer a bag drop service. By taking advantage of this not only are you more likely to get the seat you want in advance but when you arrive to the airport you can either head straight through security with your hand luggage or quickly drop off your bag at the dedicated desk. Book a seat near a door on the left hand side and you will likely be one of the first to disembark too.”Dan from Dan Flying Solo 3. Look before you leave”Before you head off through security, check you have all the right documents (passports, tickets, visas) as well as your wallet and phone. Realising you’ve left something behind once through security can waste valuable time as you will need to be escorted back out. Also whenever you get up to leave somewhere at the airport – in a café, a bar or at the gate – always turn round and make sure you haven’t left anything behind – like your tickets.”Lucie MacNeill, Growth Junior Executive, Skyscanner4. Be prepared”Get as prepared as you can and check-in online before you fly. Some airlines allow you to check in online 24 hours before so you just drop your bag at the airport, saving you having to wait in the queue to check in. If you do have to check-in a bag at the airport, only take what you need with you on the plane and pack everything else in your hold luggage. What slows you down at security is having to remove your laptop, liquids and belt, so pack your liquids in your main luggage if you can.”Lisa, from Girl About The Globe5. Find out what time you need to arrive for airport check-in”Before you head to the airport, plan ahead and find out what time you need to check in for your flight. This information is usually given once booking and can be found on your boarding pass or in the booking confirmation. Remember check-in times can vary depending on your destination.”Cat McGloin, Travel Editor, Skyscanner 6. Dress appropriately”You know you’re going to have to take off your coat, hat, and shoes, so don’t wear tons of layers that are going to take forever to take off and put on just so you can walk through the x-ray machine.”Alyssa from Life’s A Movie7. Be ready for security”Make sure you have all your liquids, pastes and gels that are in containers of less than 100ml already in a sealable plastic bag before you get to security, and make sure it is easy to get to. Same goes for laptops and tablets. If you’re wearing a belt with a metal buckle, it’s best to take it off anyway, even if you’re not asked to do so as it’ll save you time from backtracking. These things are simple and obvious when you fly often, but if you’re not used to it, it’s not always clear what to do at security!”Sam from Indefinite Adventure 8. Never join the security queue with kids in it”Go for the one with the ‘suits’. It will move much quicker.”Alistair Hann, Chief Technology Officer, Skyscanner9. Backpacks are best”Although wheelie suitcases have become the go to for travelling, backpacks are still my favourite to get through an airport quickly. Not only can you skirt through the crowds quicker, you can usually fit more in and skip the dreaded ‘weight and fit it in the box’ test. By only using hand luggage you can also get out of the airport quicker on the other side!”Dan from Dan Flying Solo RelatedNewcastle Airport Arrivals & Departures | Live Flight InformationIf you’re heading off on holiday or meeting a friend or family member arriving at the airport you can stay up to date with the latest Newcastle Airport flight departures and arrivals information with the Skyscanner flight status board below. Find cheap flights direct from Newcastle  Download our app NCL…20 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.…Leeds Bradford Airport Arrivals & Departures | Live Flight InformationCheck the latest flight arrivals and departures at Leeds Bradford Airport with the Skyscanner flight status board. We have all the latest flight information for you whether you’re meeting family and friends at the airport or keeping up to date with your own flight’s status. Find cheap flights direct from…last_img read more

11 Inverness Go here for Lochs Scottish food an

first_img11. InvernessGo here for: Lochs, Scottish food and Highland hospitalityThis traditional city, shouldering the banks of the River Ness, is the best place to base yourself for a weekend away exploring the Scottish Highlands and Lochs along the eastern side of Scotland. Hire a car in Inverness and go exploring the Black Isle and, of course, Loch Ness, both under thirty minutes drive from Inverness. In the city itself, enjoy gentle walks along the riverside, explore the city and take in a wee dram and some traditional Scottish music at the award-winning pub and music venue, Hootananny.Don’t miss: Leakey’s BookshopTwo-levels of second hand books and a roaring log fire is the perfect place to get lost in, come rain or shine. Titles on everything from cookery and travel to Scottish history and fiction are piled high.Where to stay:The Premier Inn Inverness Central – River Ness has everything you need for a comfortable, and affordable, night’s sleep. The riverside views are a bonus, and the proximity to routes in and out of Inverness make exploring that little bit easier.Search for hotels in InvernessWhere to eat:Castle Tavern does the best haggis, neeps and tatties in town. Or if you find yourself out on the road to the north, the Allangrange Arms in nearby Munlochy has all the trappings of a classic country pub with a modern twist and deliciously extensive menu.Fly to: Inverness Best weekend breaks in the UK:OxfordBrightonKeswickLiverpool ManchesterMany more 1. OxfordGo for: Parks and puntingOxford is home to acres of lush green parks running along the gentle waters of the River Cherwell. Hire a punt at Magdalen Bridge Boathouse and explore at your leisure. Back on land, wander through the City of Dreaming Spires and gaze in awe at the stunning colleges peppering the streets. Marvel at magnificent quads, peek at the university porters or just embrace your inner book geek by exploring some of the literary hotspots in the city.Don’t miss: The magnificent Bodleian LibraryAt the heart of Oxford is this stunning temple to literature. Second only to the British Library in size, it houses a collection of over 12 million titles. Take a tour or chill out in the cafe while you soak up the bookish atmosphere.Where to stay:If the idea of staying in one of the Oxford University colleges doesn’t take your fancy, try the quaint, centrally-located Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel on the High Street.Search for places to stay in OxfordWhere to eat:Make like an Oxford scholar and wander down to the Turf Tavern a cosy courtyard pub hidden away down a cobbled lane. Small but with a solid menu, it’s the perfect place for fresh British pub grub.Fly to: Birmingham or London HeathrowBook trains to Oxford 3. AlnwickGo here for: Golden sands and coastal castles.Northumberland is an underrated goldmine as far as beaches are concerned. With the rolling white dunes of Craster and Embleton a mere 20 minute drive away, Alnwick is the perfect base for a weekend of coast roads, beach-bumming and market-town explorations. Don’t miss: All of the castlesNorthumberland has a rich and varied history and is home to a number of stunning castles. Three of the best are the ruined majesty of Dunstanburgh, the Hogwarts-esq battlements of Alnwick Castle (where Harry Potter was filmed) and the kingly Bamburgh Castle towering over the Northumberland coastline.Where to stay:In Alnwick, opt for The Bondgate Boutique if it’s cosy luxury you’re looking for. If you’re a little further out from Alnwick, then the Percy Arms at Embleton has 7 golf courses on it’s doorstep, gorgeous gardens, an affordable price range and a cooked breakfast to die for. Get a great deal on hotels in AlnwickWhere to eat:If you’re in town try The Treehouse Restaurant with its log fires, twinkling lights and Northumbrian-inspired menu. If you’re out and about, The Greys Inn at Embleton offers a real North East welcome with it’s friendly locals, real ales and delicious menu.Fly to: Newcastle 4. NottinghamGo here for: Food, drink and cultureNottingham is often overlooked as a cultural hub, but with it’s intriguing industrial history and stunning architecture it definitely shouldn’t be missed. The chilled out Hockley area is packed with indie cinemas, bookshops and cafés just waiting to be explored. If you like a bit of European-style culture, head to the cute-but-funky Goosegate. For evening culture, catch a show at the Lace Market Theatre nestled in the heart of the city’s revitalised lace manufacturing district.Don’t miss: Old Market SquareIt’s the largest public space in the UK after London’s Trafalgar Square and the centre of the city. Marvel at the looming architecture of Nottingham City Hall, take a spin around and pick your direction. As the centre of the city, it’s the perfect spot to start exploring.Where to stay:Mere footsteps away from some of the best bars and pubs, the Lace Market Hotel boasts contemporary, chic design and chilled-out comfort. Search for cheap but chic hotels in NottinghamWhere to eat:For hipster-style with plenty of substance, try The Hockley Arts Club serving food created from locally sourced ingredients and a range of cocktails and beers. If it’s pub food and a decent pint you’re after, try The Angel, a microbrewery offering all you’ll need for a fun night ahead.Fly to: East Midlands Airport 5. SalisburyGo here for: Rolling hills and ancient monumentsSalisbury’s vast green fields and curving country roads make it the perfect retreat if you like a bit of heritage sightseeing. Stop off at the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, home to an original copy of the Magna Carta and the tallest spire in England, before wandering through the market square. Tour Arundells, the home of former Prime Minister Edward Heath or head out of the city to explore Old Sarum, an Iron Age fort sitting on a lush hill high above the city.Don’t miss: StonehengeDefinitely make time to explore one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in Europe. This world famous prehistoric monument is just twenty minutes away from Salisbury by car, with regular bus tours also heading north to this magical site. Make the most of the late opening (until 7pm) in the summer months and revel in the beauty of a Stonehenge sunset.Where to stay:After a long day exploring, treat yourself to a couple of nights in the Best Western Red Lion Hotel. Centrally located and with a range of expertly furnished rooms to suit all visitors, it’s the best place to unwind after all that sightseeing.Find somewhere to crash after Stonehenge sightseeingWhere to eat:You can’t really do heritage without grabbing some grub in one of Salisbury’s oldest, and supposedly most haunted, pubs. Established in 1320 the Haunch of Venison is not only renowned for it’s wines and spirits, but also for it’s varied menu featuring, yup, a number of delicious venison dishes.Fly to: Southampton Need more UK travel inspiration? Read on:10 of the best beaches in the UKFrom pebble beaches and soaring white cliffs, to swathes of golden sands that look like something straight from the Med, here are 10 of the UK’s best beaches for you to bum around on.12 of the most beautiful villages in the UKBut there’s way more going on in these chocolate-box towns, which are perfect for family trips, walking holidays and days out. 10 top attractions in the UKFrom ancient stone circles and castles built on siege and turmoil, to dramatic modern museums and reinvented industrial sites, nowhere in the world showcases such diverse tourist appeal as the UK.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels, car hire and trains.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 7. BelfastGo here for: Outdoor action and adventurePass on a city break and head out to Belfast’s edges to see what adventures you can find among the green fields and jagged coastline. Try sailing on Strangford Lough, cycle the 24 miles from Belfast along the Lagan Towpath to Larne, or head out to Todd’s Leap and try your hand at everything from zorbing and archery to climbing and blindfold driving.Don’t miss: IslandmageeGo along the coast to Islandmagee for an adventurous, stunning walk along The Gobbin’s Path. Bridges stretch from cliff to cliff over open sea and caves gape in the rock face until the path ends with The Swinging Bridge and Gordon’s Leap. It’s a perfect adventure with fantastic scenery.Where to stay:For four star luxury try the Malone Lodge Hotel just minutes from Belfast city centre. If you want more of a countryside location, then check out Abbeydene House plonked right on the route that leads north to the Giant’s Causeway and with views out over the sea.Find cheap hotels in BelfastWhere to eat:Try The Dirty Duck pub in the Belfast’s Holywood area, boasting live music, real ales and a top-notch menu. Book in advance for the panoramic restaurant upstairs to enjoy views out over the coast while you dine.Fly to: Belfast 9. GlasgowGo here for: The best live music scene in ScotlandFrom punk to jazz, rock to pop, Glasgow is gig-goers heaven. From the all-weather headliners of Summer Nights At Kelvingrove Bandstand – a series of gigs throughout August this summer, featuring acts such as Texas, Tom Jones and Pixies – to Sunday afternoon jazz at The Three Judges, Glasgow is the place to go if you’re a lover of live music. Don’t miss: A gig at Barrowlands Ballroom.One of the most iconic music venues in Glasgow, boasting past performers such as Oasis, David Bowie, Pixies and Metallica, Borrowlands is the top spot for catching musical talent, new and old.Where to stay:A little bit luxurious, but still with that gritty Glasgow twist, the rooms at Grasshoppers Hotel right in the centre of Glasgow are just what you need to unwind after a hard day’s rockin’.Get a good deal on hotels in Glasgow hereWhere to eat:Where to start? There are lots of great food and drink options in Glasgow, but areas you might want to focus your attention on are Byres Road and Finnieston. The latter is an area of G-town fast becoming the place to be seen swigging craft beer on a warm summer’s eve – you hear it hear first! Top tip: La Vita Spuntini on Byres Road is a classic Italian restaurant with a delicious menu packed with firm favourites, and reasonable prices.Fly to: GlasgowBook trains to Glasgowcenter_img 10. Bourton-on-the-Water, CotswoldsGo here for: Cotswolds charm and a chilled weekendNicknamed the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ thanks to its stone bridges and meandering curves of the River Windrush, Bourton-on-the-Water is the place to forget all of your troubles and indulge in a little rest and relaxation. Tree-lined banks await, begging to be strolled, while teahouses try to tempt you in with their mouth-watering cakes and endless pots of tea – take a book and watch village life go by. Whatever the season, the charming quietness of Gloucestershire makes for a fantastic weekend break filled with calm.Don’t miss: Bourton-on-the-water in winterDon’t think it’s all about the summer months! Bourton-on-the-Water is a glorious place to be in winter. Forget lush green trees and blue skies, this place is at it’s most charming with a dusting of snow, atmospheric fog, warm glowing streetlamps and (dare we mention it) a hint of Christmas in the air.Where to stay:There’s a plethora of homely B&B’s and guesthouses to choose from in this quiet village, but The Old Manse Hotel is a popular choice for its central location, gorgeous rooms and delicious breakfasts.Bag and hotel bargain in Bourton-on-the-waterWhere to eat:Get yourself a table at the Croft Restaurant and find out what the Cotswolds is all about, namely British classics (steak and ale pie, bangers and mash etc.) made with fresh local produce, enjoyed overlooking the river. Alternatively, try the new L’Anatra Italian Kitchen if you fancy something a bit more exotic.Fly to: Birmingham or Bristol and hire a car to make the most of those scenic country roads. 8. ManchesterGo here for: The best night out in the UKWhether you’re looking for chilled cocktails, pumping clubs or a pint down the local with your mates, Manchester is the place to be for a great night out. Weekends see the city come alive as revellers travel from across the country to sample the fine food, drink and cultural scene. Try The Font for cheap-as-chips cocktails, a huge range of craft beer and real ciders. For a club experience 5th Nightclub is the place to be with a range of nights to suit all tastes or the hit the Warehouse Project between September and December. Live music is well serviced by The O2 Ritz.Don’t miss: Soaking up some Northern soulManchester is a hub of galleries, museums and live music venues that are the perfect places to while away the weekend. Relax in the Manchester Art Gallery or grab a coffee from one of the many street-side cafés and chill through the daylight hours before settling on for some live music in various bars dotted throughout Manchester.Where to stay:Get yourself right in the heart of the city and hang your hat in The Light ApartHotel on the edge of Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter.Search here and save on hotels in ManchesterWhere to eat:For good stomach-lining grub head to Red’s True BBQ housed in the impressive setting of the old Shipping Agent’s Building. For something a little more varied, explore the streets of Chinatown and stumble across something delicious.Fly to: ManchesterBook trains to Manchester 2. BrightonGo here for: Seaside nostalgia and modern coolOnce a seaside resort for British holidaymakers, these days Brighton is everything that’s hip and cool about beach holidays in Britain. If you’re looking for good nightlife, family fun and a very British experience this is the weekend for you. Also home to the UK’s most vibrant LGBT scene, it’s inclusive vibe makes everyone feel welcome.Don’t miss: Brighton PierStroll along the famous Brighton Pier with it’s bustle of rides and attractions, cafés and nostalgic seaside shops – even if it’s not the original pier, the shell of which you can see further along the beach. Fish and chips along the seafront is a must for anyone visiting Brighton.Where to stay:For a central location, reasonable rates and to be in spitting distance of the main attractions, try the Legends Hotel. Tipped as the UK’s finest gay hotel, you don’t get much more inclusive than this.Find hotels deals in BrightonWhere to eat:Nothing says seaside holiday like fish ‘n’ chips (see above for more details), so head to The Regency Restaurant one of the oldest and most established seafront eateries in the city. The varied menu also features pasta and meat dishes if fish isn’t your thing.Fly to: London GatwickBook trains to Brighton 12. LiverpoolGo here for: A luxury experience weekend breakNeed a weekend where you can just treat yourself for a couple of days? Liverpool is the perfect place to get some me-time. With it’s relaxed vibe, numerous shopping streets, excellent restaurants and buzzing nightlife, it’s a city that’ll leave you feeling like you’re really splurged.Don’t miss: A night at the Liverpool Empire TheatreIf you don’t fancy elbowing your way into the Cavern Club and standing shoulder to shoulder at a sweaty gig but still want a bit of culture, catch a show at the stunningly magnificent Liverpool Empire Theatre. The grandest theatre in the city, enjoy a musical, a rock concert and everything in between.Where to stay:Located on Liverpool’s Seel Street The Nadler Hotel is right in the heart of this vibrant city. A little slice of affordable boutique luxury, the modern rooms and suite options are the perfect choice if you want something a bit special.Look for a cheap hotel in LiverpoolWhere to eat:After a hard day shopping and exploring, treat yourself to dinner with a view at Panoramic 34 the highest restaurant in Liverpool offering views over the Mersey and the magnificent city below. For late-night cocktails, head to Red Door and let them impress you with bunsen burners, mixers and fizzing alcoholic magic!Fly to: LiverpoolBook trains to Liverpool 6. KeswickGo here for: Fresh air and stunning lake viewsKeswick is a small market town set slightly back from the magnificently vast Derwentwater. Forest trails, dizzying hills and still, perfect waters make this an ideal weekend retreat whether you’re after outdoor adventure or impressive scenery. Take a row boat out to explore Derwent Island and House, a still-inhabited eighteenth century home that’s only open to the public five days a year. If walking is more your thing, try a gentle hike up the modest slopes of Cat Bells.Don’t miss: A show at Theatre by the LakeNestled on the banks of Derwentwater and just a few minutes walk from Keswick, this quaint little theatre always has something worth watching. The recent addition of the Café by the Lake makes it the perfect spot to enjoy a view across the water if the weather isn’t playing ball.Where to stay:If a cosy B&B with a central location, reasonable rates and a drool-inducing cooked breakfast is what you’re after, look no further than Crossroads House right in the heart of Keswick.Pick the perfect spot to stay in KeswickWhere to eat:For top grub on-the-go, drop into The Old Keswickian and try their famous fish and chips. A popular dinner choice is the warm and welcoming (despite the name) Dog and Gun famed for it’s range of local ales and traditional hearty pub food, including a ‘World Famous’ Hungarian Goulash.Fly to: Manchester Related24 hours in Dublin: a video city guideVisiting Dublin but stuck for time? Fear not, Dublin city centre is so compact that it’s possible to see all the main sights and get in a few sneaky pints in less than 24 hours. Here’s our quick guide to spending a morning, afternoon and evening in Dublin’s fair city.Top 5 by train: all aboard for best value UK city breaksThe October holidays are here, and what better way to keep the family entertained than an action-packed adventure by train? While train travel has a reputation for being pricey, it can actually be easy on parents’ pockets. Under 5’s travel for free on all trains in the UK, while children…Remain in the UK: The best cities in Britain to visit in 2019Seeking a city break without spending a lot of cash? Given the current political and economic situation post-Brexit vote, you might want to consider a staycation if you’re looking to get the best value from your hard-earned ££. Yes there’s London and Edinburgh, but what about Nottingham or Liverpool? There…last_img read more

When is the best time to visit India

first_imgIndia is a huge – and we mean huge – country. Stretching 3,214 km from the Himalayas in the north to the Laccadive Sea in the south, and 2,933 km from Pakistan in the west to Bangladesh in the east, India has a variety of different climates. While Kerala is drenched in monsoon rain, New Delhi has dry summer sun. This means you can visit at any time of year – depending on where you’re going. Flight prices to India tend to fluctuate, but you can always find the best time to book from your nearest UK airport using our ‘Best Time to Book‘ tool. Cheap deals to India can usually be found from May to September. May and June are India’s summer months, when temperatures are swelteringly hot and humid. During July, August and September heavy monsoon rains move through the country, making hiking difficult and causing flood risks. Remember you can always find the cheapest time to visit India with our Best Time to Book tool. That said, visiting India during the monsoon can be a magical experience. As the monsoon moves through the country from south to north, some areas remain dry while others are soaking wet. Keep an eye on weather forecasts before you go. Overall, the best time to visit India is from October to March. This is, generally speaking, when the country is at its sunniest and least humid. If you can, aim to go during the Diwali festival which takes place between mid-October and mid-November. Celebrating the triumph of light over darkness, the celebrations involve lots of brightly lit candles. Home to the cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur, the northern state of Rajasthan has a similar climate to – and is the perfect jumping off point for – Central India. The heart of the country is less explored by tourists, and the rural landscape is dotted with historic attractions. Find hotel deals in Goa The best – and most popular – time to visit Goa is mid-November to mid-February. The temperature is mild and humidity is low, so it’s comfortable enough for basking on the beach or visiting sights like the UNESCO-listed Basilica of Bom Jesus. The sea is smooth too: perfect for paddling. Best time to visit Kolkata Home to the planet’s highest mountains, the Himalaya range spans India’s northern border stretching into Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal and China. It’s a paradise for trekkers, with paths leading past shimmering lakes through rugged passes. Find cheap flights to Kolkata Best time to visit Goa RelatedA first-timer’s guide to holidays in IndiaIf you’ve never been to India before then it might seem like a daunting destination. You may have heard things about the crowds, the heady mix of nose-tingling spices, the fairytale architecture surrounded by packed, chaotic streets. Planning a holiday to India may feel like a challenge, so what are…Top 15 attractions and things to do in DelhiColourful, chaotic and completely captivating – you’ll never have a dull moment in Delhi. Here are our tips for top things to see and do in this city of two halves.The BEST time to holiday in the most popular destinationsDeciding when you should jet off can make or break a holiday. After weeks or months of planning, the last thing you want is a holiday plagued by monsoon rains or unbearable heat and crowds. Luckily for you, we’ve done the research and found the best times to visit all… From dining to day trips, make time for our top things to do in Mumbai Find hotel deals in New Delhi Best time to visit India: at a glance By March humidity is on the rise, with temperatures soaring towards 40°C by May. If you can handle the heat, there are some great springtime deals to be had. Summer brings the monsoon rains, but life in Mumbai goes on. Hotel deals in India Find cheap flights to Leh Find hotel deals in Leh Kolkata’s tropical climate means steady temperatures all year round, with the monsoon rains drenching the city from June until September. Overall the best time to visit Kolkata is December to March. Festival lovers will want to visit in October for the Durga Puja festival – a colourful celebration honouring the goddess Durga.   Find hotel deals in Mumbai The best time to visit New Delhi and Agra is from October to March. The flowers are in full bloom, lending a sweet perfume to the pungent mix of smells mingling in the city streets. The weather is also pleasant – dry, sunny and ideal for visiting sights like the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk market and the Lodi Gardens. If you don’t mind hot and humid, join the monsoon tourists who flock to Udaipur from July to September. The heavy rains fill the lakes and add vibrancy to the city, known as the Venice of the East. Find hotel deals in Kolkata Delhi is India at its chaotic best. The country’s vibrant capital is a mish-mash of historic attractions, crowded bazaars and a surprisingly good nightlife scene. Nearby is the city of Agra, for the obligatory photo with the Taj Mahal. Find cheap flights to Jaipur The subcontinent of India has been capturing the hearts and minds of travellers for years. Colourful spice markets, elegant palaces and a rich cultural heritage make this a dream destination for everyone from budget backpackers to bourgeois yogis looking to find themselves.   Find hotel deals in Jaipur Find cheap flights to Mumbai Best time to visit Ladakh and the Himalayas The best time to head into the Himalayas is February to May. The mountains get extremely chilly during December and January, while the wet season makes trekking tricky during the summer months (June to September). The main thing to think about when planning your trip is the monsoon,  which lasts roughly from June to September. These heavy rains hit Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the south first before working their way northeast across India, reaching Mumbai 10 days later and Delhi by the end of July. According to Ayurvedic tradition, this is the best time of year for rejuvenation therapies. Rajasthan and Central India have extreme temperatures, with hot humid summers and chilly winters. Most people visit from November to February as the weather is at its best for sightseeing – do pack a jacket though, as the mercury often dips towards freezing. Hello, Bollywood. Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is India’s largest city and the heart of the country’s film industry. It’s also the country’s biggest financial district, with towering skyscrapers dominating the skyline. Take a daytrip to Elephanta Island to see cave temples dedicated to Shiva, or marvel at the Gateway to India stone arch by the harbour. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Kerala is one of the first regions of India to be hit by the summer monsoons, and flooding is likely from June to August. Mumbai’s temperature is at its best from November to February. It can dip as low as 10°C, but plenty of sunshine makes winter the perfect time for sightseeing. There are also plenty of festivals to enjoy, with Christmas celebrations in December and the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in February. Monsoon tourists visit from mid-June to October, when there are great deals on flights and hotels. The countryside turns a lush green thanks to the heavy rain. Visit in late June for the festival of Sao Joao, where men dive into overflowing wells to fetch bottles of the local tipple: feni. Best time to visit Rajasthan and Central India Now you know the best time to visit India, here’s some travel inspo: Best time to visit Mumbai The best time to visit Kerala is September to March, with a short shoulder season from April to May. This is the cheapest time to visit Kerala. As it’s near the tropics, temperatures don’t vary much during the year – it ranges from 27°C in the coolest month (June) to 29°C in the hottest month (March). Lush and lovely Kerala sits on India’s Malabar coast. In this region you’ll find gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, intricate canal networks and incredible hiking in the Western Ghats – mountains terraced with tea, coffee, and spice plantations. Browse flights to New Delhi Best time to visit Kerala Find cheap flights to Kochi Cheapest time to visit India Browse cheap flights to Goa Find hotel deals in Kochi Ladakh and the HimalayasFebruary to MayAgra and New DelhiOctober to MarchKolkataOctober to JanuaryRajasthan and Central IndiaNovember to FebruaryMumbaiNovember to FebruaryGoaMid-November to Mid-FebruaryKeralaSeptember to March Cheap flights to India As Calcutta it was the capital of the British Raj from 1773 to 1911, and today India’s second-largest city is a cultural hotspot with a wealth of art galleries and museums concealed inside its grand colonial-era buildings. Don’t go without reading our first-timers guide to holidays in India Best time to visit Agra and Delhi Goa is India’s most famous beach destination, drawing millions of tourists each year with its stunning Arabian Sea coastline. Preserved 17th Century churches recall the region’s past as a Portuguese colony.last_img read more

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first_img CANNES, France – In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president’s response to last year’s violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.Lee spoke to reporters Tuesday after his “BlacKkKlansman” premiered Monday night at Cannes to a rousing standing ovation.The 1979-set film, loosely based on a true story, is about black police detective Ron Stallworth (played by John David Washington, Denzel’s son) and a Jewish detective (Adam Driver) who together infiltrated a Ku Klux Klan cell in Colorado. Topher Grace plays former KKK leader David Duke.The 61-year-old filmmaker said that following the violence in Charlottesville, the U.S. president had the opportunity to denounce the Ku Klux Klan and the alt-right. But Trump instead chose to say there was “blame on both sides” in the unrest between the neo-Nazi groups and counter-protesters.He said Trump — whom he refused to call by name — had “a chance to say we are about love and not hate,” and sharply criticized him for not denouncing the KKK.“It was a defining moment and he could have said to the United States and the world that we’re better than that,” said Lee.“BlacKkKlansman,” produced by Jordan Peele (director of “Get Out”), concludes by connecting the period tale with today. It ends with actual footage from Charlottesville, as well as Trump’s televised response. The final image is an upside-down American flag that fades to black and white.Focus Features will release the film in August, on the year anniversary of Charlottesville.Having already wrapped the film, Lee added the Charlottesville coda after the unrest last summer.“Right away, I knew that this had to be the coda for the film, but I had to do something first,” said Lee. Before inserting footage of the car that plowed through crowds in Virginia, killing counter-protester Heather Heyer, Lee said he telephoned Heyer’s mother.“I was not going to put that murder scene in the film without her blessing,” said Lee.Lee called Charlottesville an “ugly, ugly, ugly blemish on America,” but he also repeatedly stressed to the international Cannes media that the racism depicted in “BlacKkKlansman” isn’t unique to the United States.“This right -wing (expletive) is not just America. It’s all over the world. And we have to wake up,” said Lee. “We can’t be silent. It’s not black, white, or brown. It’s everybody. We all live on this planet, and this guy in the White House has the nuclear code. I go to bed thinking about it.”At the premiere Monday, Lee was outfitted in a shiny purple-and-orange tuxedo and wore one ring declaring “love” on one hand, and “hate” on the other, paying homage to the jewelry won by the character Radio Raheem in his previous film “Do the Right Thing.” He bounced into the premiere at the Palais announcing: “Brooklyn’s in the house!”Lee has frequently debuted films at Cannes, including “Do the Right Thing” in 1989.He hopes “BlacKkKlansman” ”shakes people from their slumber.”“I know it in my heart,” said Lee. “We’re on the right side of history with this film.”___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP Actor John David Washington, from left, director Spike Lee, and Adam Driver pose for photographers during a photo call for the film ‘BlacKkKlansman’ at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP) by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted May 15, 2018 6:58 am PDT Last Updated May 16, 2018 at 11:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img In Cannes, Spike Lee lambasts Trump over white supremacistslast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email 2nd Swede jailed for royal jewels heist STOCKHOLM — A Swedish court has sentenced a second man to three years in prison in connection with the theft of 17th-century royal treasures estimated to be worth 65 million kronor ($7 million) from a cathedral west of Stockholm last year.The Attunda District Court said Tuesday Martin Cannermo was guilty of complicity in stealing two crowns and an orb used at the funerals of King Karl IX and Queen Kristina.The man, whose DNA was found on the regalia, had denied any wrongdoing.In February, the main suspect, Johan Nicklas Backstrom, was given four-and-a-half years in prison for stealing the regalia from Strangnas Cathedral.The jewels were discovered Feb. 5 in a garbage bin north of Stockholm.The Associated Presscenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 11, 2019 4:16 am PDTlast_img read more