BuzzFeed Ranks Fez 11 in List of 18 Top Travel Destinations…

Fez – BuzzFeed ranked Fez among the 18 top travel places for 2016 based on its charm reflecting both authenticity and modernity.BuzzFeed, a social news and entertainment site, ranked Fez at no. 11 for the opportunities it offers for tourists to visit the old medina with its winding streets that have witnessed twelve centuries of civilization, markets selling leather, ceramics and brassware, and monuments such as Al-Qarawiyyin University which is  the oldest university in the world.According to BuzzFeed, “Fez is the oldest imperial city, and today blends old world charm with modern luxury for the ideal holiday experience.’’ “Fez el-Bali, the city’s oldest quarter, is an amazing peek into Morocco’s medieval history, and its winding and crumbling alley ways are painfully insta-worthy,’’ the same source added.Fez outranked Acadia National Park, Maine, USA (12), Taipei, Taiwan (13), St Helena (14), Abu Dhabi, UAE (15), Guam (16), Quito, Ecuador (17), and San Sebastian, Spain (18).First place in the ranking was dominated by Normandy, France, with its marvelous landscape, followed by the spellbinding Faroe Islands off Denmark, and Zion Park, Utah, USA, with its heavenly beaches and mountains.Fez also appears in Fodor’s Go List 2016 describing it as “three cities in one: medieval Fez el-Bali (Old Fez), thirteenth-century Fez el-Djedid (New Fez), and the twentieth-century Ville Nouveau, built by the French.’’Fez has established itself as one of the most attractive cities in the world as it offers an abundance of newly restored riads, luxurious hotels, and excellent restaurants, shops and galleries.Edited by Elisabeth Myers read more

Former King of Spain Accused of Using ‘Lover’s’ Name to Hide…

Rabat – The royal family of Spain is battling another corruption scandal. Princess Corinna Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein allegedly accused former King of Spain Juan Carlos I of using her name to purchase multiple properties in Morocco and elsewhere without her permission.German aristocrat Princess Corinna Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein made her claims against the former king in alleged leaked audio recordings.In the leaked audio recordings, Carlos’ alleged lover Corinna claimed that the former king has allegedly put her name on several properties, including a ground in Marrakech. International media also reported that Carlos used the princess’ name to hide his fortunes, which is estimated at EUR 2 billion. The princess’ allegations were published by the Spanish newspapers El Español and OK Diario.In 2015, the princess claimed in a conversation with a former Spanish officer in London that “she was being drawn into money laundering,” according to Telegraph.The princess has also accused the king’s lawyers of putting her name on overseas properties without her permission.In the leaked recordings, which were unveiled on Wednesday, the princess said she was facing a “nightmare.”“But if do it, it is money laundering,” she allegedly said in the recordings.“They are putting me under tremendous pressure to return these things, but if I do it I am breaking the law I could go to jail.”The Monaco-based princess added that the king made her put the properties under her name not “because he loves me a lot but because I reside in Monaco.”The palace has not yet responded to the claims made by the German aristocrat.When the leaked recordings went public, Corinna issued a statement in which she denounced “a campaign of politically motivated discredit” against her.“I have always acted entirely correctly and I continue to live my life with a peaceful outlook, irrespective of years of constant harassment and attempts to publicly discredit me with endless false information,” she explained.In June, the brother-in-law of Felipe VI King of Spain, Inaki Urdangarin, was sentenced by the Spanish Supreme Court to five years and ten months in prison on corruption charges. read more

DR Congo UN official urges political solution to mitigate tensions in east

19 July 2007The United Nations top peacekeeping official today appealed for a political – and not a military – solution to diffuse tensions in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Security Council today met to discuss the situation, which Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno characterised as having the “potential to really jeopardize the enormous investment that the international community has made” in the vast Central African nation.The concentration of armed forces – those of the Government and those of rebels led by General Nkunda – in a “very volatile area where there are a number of unresolved issues” has resulted in a “very dangerous situation,” Mr. Guéhenno said, speaking to reporters after briefing the Council.His message, he told the 15-member body, to the Congolese parties is to “move away from the brink; don’t play with fire.”Responding to reporters’ questions, Mr. Guéhenno noted that Mr. Nkunda’s forces pose “the single most serious threat to the stabilization of the DRC at this stage.”UN agencies this month have been assisting over 10,000 people who have fled fighting, pillaging, rape and other atrocities in North Kivu province in north-eastern DRC, and warned that the situation could deteriorate amid military manoeuvres threatening even greater instability.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has described conditions in North Kivu as the worst displacement situation in three years, with 163,000 people newly displaced since January – bringing to a total 650,000 people internally displaced in the province.“We are increasingly concerned by the spiralling displacement and atrocities in eastern DRC,” Jennifer Pagonis, the agency’s spokesperson, said last week in Geneva. “With heightened tensions and the build-up of military forces, the situation risks turning into humanitarian and human rights disaster.”Last year, the DRC held its first democratic elections in more than four decades, the largest and most complex polls that the UN has ever helped to organize. The process crowned a seven-year UN effort to bring peace and democracy to the vast country after a brutal six-year civil war that cost 4 million lives through fighting and attendant hunger and disease, widely considered the most lethal conflict anywhere since the Second World War. read more

UN food agency rushes aid to floodhit families in Guatemala

24 October 2007The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is helping more than a thousand families affected by recent floods in Guatemala. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is helping more than a thousand families affected by recent floods in Guatemala. Based on an assessment of the affected areas on the country’s Pacific coast carried out in cooperation with the Government, WFP is helping 1,128 families in the Municipality of Ocós who lost their crops following heavy rains. “This intervention is an example of the good coordination that exists among the institutions involved in responding immediately to the recurrent situations during the rainy season,” said WFP’s Representative in Guatemala, Willem van Milink. The agency also plans to distribute rations to nearly 550 people now in temporary shelters. The packages, which include corn, oil and fortified flour, provide the minimum of 2,120 calories for each person daily. read more

Need to support Afghanistan likely to continue beyond Bonn timetable Annan

According to a text of his remarks released after the closed-door meeting, Annan said the governments should be prepared to plan for continued assistance beyond the 2004 time frame set by an international donors’ conference in Bonn in 2001 and called for a new international meeting early next year to re-assess needs.”The (Afghan) Government needs your support in funding the Afghan Reconstruction Trust Fund,” Mr. Annan said. “In particular, it may be necessary to take another look at reconstruction and development needs beyond the timeframe set out in the Bonn Agreement. Many of the pledges made last year in Tokyo extended only through the end of the Bonn process. It has become clear since then that the need is even greater than we thought, and likely to last longer.”Although the Secretary-General praised many of the accomplishments in Afghanistan in the past year – including vastly increased food production, the return to school of millions of girls and boys, and general political and infrastructure advances – he said, “significant challenge remain.””Arbitrary rule by local commanders prevails in many areas of the country, blocking the extension of the law and authority of the government. Too often, human rights are violated with impunity. Illegal narcotics production has flourished, which in turn finances factional and criminal agendas and undermines legitimate economic activities,” he said.Mr. Annan added that deadly attacks on national and international aid workers have increased. “Such insecurity hampers reconstruction activities and severely threatens political participation across a wide region of the country,” he said. “It is essential that the Afghan Government and international community do not allow this to happen. We must protect the gains we have made.”Listed as speakers for the meeting were Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the Deputy Prime Ministers of Turkey and Turkmenistan and the Foreign Ministers of the permanent members of the Security Council, China, France, United Kingdom, Russian Federation and United States.Other participants included the Foreign Ministers of Canada, Denmark, Germany, Iran, India, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Romania, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as high-ranking delegates from Saudi Arabia, Japan, the European Commission and the Council of the European Commission. read more

Govt challenges Chief Justices ruling on no confidence resolution

The government through its Attorney General, Basil Williams on Tuesday has challenged the ruling of acting Chief Justice, Roxane George with respect to the no confidence resolution which was handed down on January 31, 2019 at the High Court.Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General, Basil WilliamsIn the first appeal filed against Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, the AG contended that Justice George “misdirected herself in law when she ruled that the motion of no-confidence upon a division vote of 33:32 Members of the National Assembly was validly passed as the requisite majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly pursuant to article 106 (6) of the Constitution”.Further, the appeal stated that “The Honourable Chief Justice Roxanne George erred and misdirected herself in law when she ruled that the Speaker’s ruling that the motion of no confidence debated in the National Assembly on the 21st day of December, 2018 was carried by a vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly was constitutional and in accordance with Article 106 (6) of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana”.Acting Chief Justice Roxane GeorgeWilliams further challenge the decision of the Christopher Ram’s case which called for the resignation of the cabinet along with the president.Justice George ruled that the no confidence motion was validly passed even though it was determined that former Alliance for Change (AFC) Member of Parliament (MP), Charrandas Persaud who voted in favour of the motion, was not qualified to be elected to serve in the National Assembly.In addition, the learned CJ quashed a case filed by Williams who sought to put a hold on the enforcement of the motion since he was contending whether the said motion was indeed carried by a majority of all elected members and whether or not the 33 to 32 breakdown means it was validly passed.She however, ruled that the President and the Ministers of Government cannot therefore remain in Government in accordance with Articles 106 (6) and 106 (7) respectively.Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Now that the challenges have been filed with the Appeal Court, a date will be set for arguments. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCJ’s High Court decisions “well-reasoned” and profound – JagdeoMarch 17, 2019In “latest news”APNU/AFC Govt remains defiant inspite of CJ’s ruling; says ‘status quo remains’February 1, 2019In “latest news”BREAKING: 33 is majority- CJ rulesJanuary 31, 2019In “Court” read more

Dwindling group of survivors to mark Auschwitz 70 years on

first_imgOSWIECIM, Poland — A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s.“In 10 years there might be just one,” said Zygmunt Shipper, an 85-year-old survivor who will attend the event in southern Poland to pay homage to the millions killed by the Third Reich. In recent years, Shipper has been traveling around Britain to share his story with school groups, hoping to reach as many people as he can while he has the strength. “The children cry, and I tell them to talk to their parents and brothers and sisters and ask them ‘why do we do it and why do we hate?”‘ he said. “We mustn’t forget what happened.” But as the world moves inevitably closer to a post-survivor era, some Jewish leaders fear that people are already starting to forget. And they warn that the anti-Semitic hatred and violence that are on the rise, particularly in Europe, could partly be linked to fading memories of the Holocaust.Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, says that the recent massacres in Paris, which targeted Jews and newspaper satirists, are proof of growing hatred and extremism. It’s a message he plans to stress in a speech Tuesday at the former site of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where the Nazis killed more than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews.last_img read more

Verizon Announces Price Increases For Wilmington Fios Customers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Town Manager Jeff Hull recently notified residents of upcoming Fios TV consumer pricing increases, slated to happen on or after September 1, 2018.These changes include:The Fios Local TV Service package will increase from $12.99 to $25.00 per monthThe Fios Quantum Gateway Router Rate will increase from $10.00 to $12.00 per monthThe monthly rental rates for the Set Top Box (STB) will change based on the number of STBs a subscriber rents. Subscribers will only be charged for up to five STBs. The monthly rental rate for the first two STBs will be $12 each per month, and the monthly rental rate for the third, fourth and fifth STBs will be $6 each per month. There will be no monthly charge for additional STBs.Verizon will notify subscribers of these increases by “bill messages” beginning on or after July 1.New rates may not become effective on certain subscriber accounts until current discounts expire.Selectman Chair Kevin Caira was quick to point out that the Selectmen nor the Town have any say over price or offering changes.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… RelatedSELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”News & Notes From WCTV: WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville Answers YOUR QuestionsIn “Community”SELECTMEN NEWS: 5 Things That Happened At This Week’s MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

Pentagon rubbishes NASA claim on ASAT test says India has concerns over

first_img Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/2:20Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:20?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Testing the ASAT today, India showed its military might in space as it became the 4th country to become a part of the elite space power club.Representative imageFor the second time in a week, Pentagon has come out strongly in support of India’s Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) missile test saying that Mission Shakti was imperative considering the threat from space. Pentagon had earlier rubbished the claims of National Aeronautical Space Agency (NASA) of A-SAT test being terrible and disturbing the space order. It was claimed that the test created 400 odd pieces of orbital debris and posed a danger to the International Space Station (ISS).On March 27, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the launch of the ground to space missile that destroyed a satellite, the nation had joined the elite group of space powers that include the United States, China and Russia.US Strategic Command Commander General John E Hyten told members of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the key points from India’s A-SAT test were that India did the test to defend itself from the threats in space. Gen. Hyten was responding to the US Senator’s queries on why India conducted the ASA-T test.”The first lesson from the Indian ASAT is just the simple question of why did they do that. And the answer should be, I think to all the committee looking at it, is that they did that because they are concerned about threats to their nation from space,” he said.The US Senators raised the alarm after NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said that the test was a “terrible thing” that endangered the ISS and created 40 pieces of orbital debris. The premier space agency claimed that it had tracked nearly 60 orbital debris and that 24 were going above the apogee of ISS.Pentagon, standing firmly in support of India, said that such incidences had happened in the past as well when China sent 100,000 pieces of debris in 2007 during its anti-satellite test.In 2009, a satellite collision took place between the US and an old Russian satellite that also resulted in debris in the space.Gen. Hyten observed that in such challenging times when four countries have acquired A-SAT capabilities, there was a dire need to introduce safe environmental norms in the space. He advocated for the development of some kind of international norms of behaviour in space.”And where those norms of behaviour should begin, from my opinion, is with debris, because as the combatant commander responsible for space today, I don’t want more debris,” he added.center_img ‘Terrible, terrible thing’, created 400 pieces of debris: NASA Chief on India’s ASAT testlast_img read more

Cuba president welcomes US senator Google CEO

first_imgCuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel. Photo: ReutersCuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel welcomed US republican senator Jeff Flake and Google CEO Eric Schmidt to the island country.During their meeting on Monday, Diaz-Canel and the US visitors exchanged views on the state of bilateral relations and possible areas of cooperation and “mutual interest”, reports Efe news.Flake, who has visited Cuba several times, the most recent trip being in January, is one of the main promoters in the US Congress of the rapprochement with Cuba and, in particular, of a bill that would eliminate travel restrictions to the island for US citizens.President Donald Trump’s administration has imposed new limitations on the travel of US citizens to Cuba, a country which Americans cannot visit as tourists due to Washington’s financial embargo.During their meeting, Rodriguez thanked Flake and the Google executive for their interest in contributing to the debate in favour of an improvement in bilateral relations.Google has been one of the tech giants that has been interested in moving into the Cuban telecommunications market since former US President Barack Obama launched the thaw in relations, although to date it has had only a very limited presence on the island.Three years ago, the firm offered to broaden internet access in Cuba, which is still far below average international levels, but the proposal never developed into a concrete programme.Flake and Schmidt were accompanied by US charge d’affaires in Cuba, Philip Goldberg, and Brett Perlmutter, the Google CEO’s adviser on Cuba.Cuba and the US reopened their embassies in Washington and Havana in 2015 and signed numerous cooperation accords in security, immigration, education, healthcare and culture, but Trump halted the normalisation process.last_img read more

2 Rohingyas among 5 killed in gunfights

first_imgGunfight IllustrationFive people, including two Rohingya men, were killed in what the law enforcement called separate incidents of ‘gunfights’ in Cox’s Bazar, Pabna and Jashore early Tuesday, reports UNB.In Cox’s Bazar, two Rohingya men were killed in an alleged gunfight with police on Marine Drive Road in Teknaf’s Shamlarpur area around 2:00am.The deceased were Azim Uddin, 22, son of Abdur Rahim, resident of number 23 Rohingya camp in Shamlarpur; and Abdus Salam, 52, son of Rahim Ali, resident of number 15 Rohingya camp in Jamtoli area of Ukhiya.A police team raided the area acting on a tip-off, said Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station. As soon as the team reached the spot, the criminals opened fire, triggering a gunfight, the OC claimed.The two men were killed on the spot. Police recovered two firearms and five bullets from the spot, the OC said, adding that four policemen were also injured.In the Sadar upazila, Sayedul Mostafa Bulu, 44, son of Jahir Hazi, resident of Pahartoli area, was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Katapahar in the early morning.Police claimed that the man was a drug trader.Police recovered 400 yaba pills, a light gun and two cartridges from the spot, said Faird Uddin Khandaker, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station.Mostofa was accused in several cases, he said.In Pabna, Md Hafizur Rahman Titas, 38, a resident of Basher Bada village, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Sara Jhaudia area of Ishwardi upazila around 2:30am.Police claimed that Titas was a robber.Police arrested Titas from Piyarpur intersection and later, conducted a drive in the area around 2:30am to catch other members of the gang.The robbers opened fire as soon as police reached the place, triggering a gunfight.Titas received a gunshot wound to the chest when he tried to flee. He was taken to Ishwardi Upazila Health Complex where the physicians pronounced him dead.In Jashore, a man was killed in a gunfight with police on Jashore-Magura road in Nongarpur area around 3:00am, said Samir Kumar Sarker, officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station.Police claimed the deceased was robber.The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.Police recovered a one-shooter gun, three bullets and several sharp weapons from the spot.last_img read more

Federal Judge Orders Texas To Change Voter Materials Paxton Wants The Supreme

first_img Share A Federal Judge has ordered that Texas must make changes to voter outreach  materials after the U.S. Justice Department accused the state of reneging on a deal to soften its tough Voter ID law.US District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos also ordered Texas to begin letting federal officials review drafts of voter outreach and education documents before being published.A spokesman for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Paxton’s office will be filing a petition this week for the U.S. Supreme Court to review the ruling.Texas negotiated the new requirements after the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the law discriminated against black and Hispanic voters. Under the agreement, voters would be able to use several alternative forms of identification if they do not possess one of the seven forms of ID required by Texas law and “cannot reasonably obtain it.” They would also have to sign a declaration to that effect.But in its educational campaign, Texas changed the wording to “cannot obtain” and “have not obtained” the ID. The Justice Department argued the change in language was misleading, and was likely to discourage minority voters from going to the polls. U.S District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos agreed.last_img read more

Burmese actor comes out as gay shares cheeky kiss with boyfriend

first_imgActor Okkar Min Maung and his boyfriend. | Photo: Okkar Min Maung / InstagramMyanmar is predominantly a Buddhist country and while they do not condemn homosexuality explicitly, it is widely believed that being gay is the result of misdeeds in past lives such as adultery or sexual misconducts.Consequently, society sees gay people as abnormal and second class citizens.Many believe if same-sex attraction becomes mainstream, it will be a disaster for the country. Myanmar is already going through the growing gender imbalance due to a large segment of working-age males leaving the country for job opportunities abroad.‘It’s already very difficult to find a decent man these days,’ one Facebook user wrote. ‘If you guys are going for the same sex, the girls will be end up as nuns.’Will he inspire other LGBTI people to come out?Okka Min Maung started his showbiz career as a model and recently won Mister Tourism World 2016.He also starred in The Gemini, a movie about the secret relationship between two Burmese men. Although the movie was not commercially successful, it has became the first Burmese movie shown in American cinemas.He is already known for participating in LGBTI-related events and activities, which are usually panned by celebrities to avoid criticisms.Myanmar is known for crossdressing shaman performing the religious rituals and transvestite makeup artists.The coming out stories of ‘straight acting’ guys like Okka Min Maung is unprecedented.Photo: Okkar Min Maung / InstagramSuccessive Myanmar governments prosecuted and discriminated against the country’s LGBTI population.The repressive laws and harsh social stigma make LGBTI people one of the most vulnerable groups in the country.Section 377 of the Colonial-era Penal Code of Myanmar makes any kind of same-sex sexual act illegal. This is regardless of being consensual or not and are punishable by imprisonment for ten years to life.An activist working for the improvement of LGBTI rights in Myanmar said that most gay men don’t have the capacity to be able to migrate to a LGBTI-friendly country find compatible partners and live safely as an openly gay man, just like Okka Min Maung did.But the actor’s coming out story will undoubtedly inspire other gay men to talk publicly about their sexuality and increase awareness of the issue in the country.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Burmese actor and model comes out as gay. | Ye Htoo Win / Facebook Burmese actor and model Okka Min Maung (also known as Ye Htoo Win) publicly came out as gay and revealed his boyfriend to the world with a cheeky onscreen kiss. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Maung posted a video to his Facebook page last Tuesday (26 June) confirming the news. This was after photos of him and his Israeli partner went viral online.It’s a controversial move, as same-sex sexual activity has a maximum penalty of life in prison. Same-sex couples also suffer from intense stigma within Burmese society.While the pair live together in New York, the news drew both applause and denunciation in Maung’s home country.He wrote in Burmese in the caption of the video: ‘With regards to my photos going viral online, here is the authentic answer.’In English, he followed it up with: ‘I am who I am, I love who I love. I won’t give up.’In the video, he talks about his deceased partner in the past, as well as how proud he is to be a gay man. The video also shows his current partner coming to give him a kiss.Earlier this week, a close friend of Maung’s leaked his private photos, showing him and his Israeli partner lying together in bed.These leaked photos – initially only shared among closed LGBTI circles – were later picked up by the local tabloids and went viral among the country’s 16 million social media users. The actor’s sexuality became the main topic of the day.As expected, the young actor’s coming out story drew mixed criticism from his fans and the wider public. While the actor’s friends and fans showed support, many others responded negatively to the news. They wrote derogatory comments, cursing him and blaming him.A Facebook user named Ohnma wrote: ‘It’s disgusting. If I were your parent, I would be ashamed for you. I am concerned this actor will spread his disease to young people.’‘I feel sorry that you are born with the wrong soul’There are a number of actors and public figures who are commonly known as gay in Myanmar. But no one has ever publicly confirmed their sexuality in the past for fear it would negatively affect their careers.Maung’s coming out moment comes as a shocking revelation for many in Myanmar due to the actor’s macho appearance and the general understanding of the term ‘gay’ being limited to crossdressers or transgender people.Another Facebook user wrote: ‘I feel sorry that you are born with the wrong soul. I prayed for you to be born in the right body in your next life.’center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… TV actor reacts as fans recognize jet-ski buddy as gay porn star on social‘I didn’t like being known as the gay guy,’ says Call Me Maybe actorMax Emerson measures boyfriend for condom in best promo of safer sex everRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

New payment choice for N3 toll route

first_imgThe automated tag payment option will be available at the following mainline and ramp plazas on the N3 toll route:De HoekWilgeTugelaMooi RiverBergville Ramp PlazaTugela East Ramp PlazaMooi South Ramp PlazaMooi North Ramp PlazaMooi Treverton Ramp Plaza On Friday, December 4, N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) started to implement an automated electronic tag payment option in selected lanes at all its toll plazas.This will also affect the toll road close to Ladysmith, Tugela, Tugela East Ramp and the Bergville Ramp Plaza.Automated tag payment is an additional and convenient toll payment method for motorists who have SANRAL tags fitted in their vehicles. Automated technology will enhance the safety, convenience and mobility for N3TC customers who choose to use this payment method. If this payment method is your preferred method, look out for signs as well as orange lanes at all plazas on the N3 toll route.Only these orange lanes have been fitted with the technology to detect the SANRAL tag in your vehicle and effect a toll transaction, provided you have sufficient funds in your SANRAL account.If you choose not to make use of this payment method, you should avoid orange lanes as they are only for tagged vehicles. The charges will not change due to the automated payment method. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite center_img DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?last_img read more

Trick or a treat Telegram announces its new delete feature that deletes

first_imgJust two days ago, Telegram, announced the new ‘delete feature’ that allows users to delete messages in one-to-one and/or group private chats. This latest feature allows users to selectively delete their own messages or the messages sent by others in the chat. To delete the message they don’t even need to compose the original message in the first place. This feature is available in Telegram 5.5. So next time you have a conversation with someone, you can delete all of the chats from your device and from the device on the other hand (with whom you are chatting). For deleting a message from both the ends, a user needs to tap on the message and select delete. After that, the user will be given an option of ‘delete for me’ or for everyone. Pavel Durov, Founder at Telegram justified the need for the feature. He writes, “Relationships start and end, but messaging histories with ex-friends and ex-colleagues remain available forever. It’s getting worse. Within the next few decades, the volume of our private data stored by our chat partners will easily quadruple.” According to him, users should have control of their digital historic conversation. He further added, “An old message you already forgot about can be taken out of context and used against you decades later. A hasty text you sent to a girlfriend in school can come haunt you in 2030 when you decide to run for mayor. We have to admit: Despite all of our progress in encryption and privacy, we have very little actual control of our data. We can’t go back in time and erase things for other people.” Telegram’s ‘delete’ feature repercussions This might sound like an exciting feature but what lies before us is the bigger question ‘Will the feature get misused?’ The next time if someone bullies a user on Telegram chat or sends something abusive or absurd. The victim probably won’t even have the proof to show it to others in the case, the attacker deletes them. Moreover, if a group chat involves a series of conversation and a user maliciously deletes a few messages, other users from the group won’t come to know. This way, the conversation might get misinterpreted and the flow of the conversation would get disturbed. The conversation might more look like a manipulated one and cause more trouble. The traces available for criminals or attackers over this platform will get wiped off. It is giving control to the users but secretly opening the ways for malicious attacks. WhatsApp’s unsend message feature seems better in this regard because it lets users delete their own messages and which also sounds legit. Also, when the message is deleted, users in the group chat or in the private chat get notified about it unlike how it works in Telegram. The feature could also cause trouble in case the user accidentally end up deleting someone else’s message in the group or in private chat as the deleted message can’t even get recalled. While talking about the misuse, Durov writes, “We know some people may get concerned about the potential misuse of this feature or about the permanence of their chat histories. We thought carefully through those issues, but we think the benefit of having control over your own digital footprint should be paramount.” Few users are happy with this news and think that this feature can save them in case they accidentally share something sensitive. A user commented on HackerNews, “As a person who accidentally posted sensitive info on chats, I welcome this feature. I do wish they implemented an indication “message deleted” in the chat to show that the editing took place.” Few others think that this feature could cause major trouble. Another user commented, “The problem I see with this is that it adds the ability to alter history. You can effectively remove messages sent by the other person, altering context and changing the meaning of the conversation. You can also remove evidence of transactions, work or anything else. I get that this is supposed to be a benefit, but it’s also a very significant issue, especially where business is concerned.” To know more, check out Telegram’s blog post. Read Next Messaging app Telegram’s updated Privacy Policy is an open challenge The Indian government proposes to censor social media content and monitor WhatsApp messages Facebook hires top EEF lawyer and Facebook critic as Whatsapp privacy policy managerlast_img read more

Copenhagen bags second position on Global Destination Sustainability Index

first_imgThe Global Destination Sustainability (GDS) Index aims to promote the sustainable growth of international meeting destinations, highlighting best practices and responsible business tourism. In a world increasingly focused on responsible business and environmental impact, the GDS-Index helps destinations to engage clients with sustainability align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and drive the adoption, promotion and recognition of sustainable practices in their city.Cities are measured on their environmental, social, supplier and Convention Bureau performance. Copenhagen was given a total GDS-index of 79% just four percent after 1st ranked Gothenburg but well above the GDS-index average of 55%. Copenhagen scored a perfect 100% in social performance. Compared to the index average of 39% on the Convention Bureau performance, Copenhagen CVB scored a satisfying 75% but with room for improvements.last_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact It was reported earlier this week that the Cardinals offered Dockett a one-year contract worth $2.5 million, but loaded with incentives that could have pushed the total value of the deal to nearly $4 million.NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has the financial details of the deal.Darnell Dockett signed with the #49ers for 2 yrs at $7.5mil. $4mil in year one. $2mil guaranteed, per @RosenhausSports— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 5, 2015 Dockett, 33, has spent his entire 11-year career with the Cardinals after they selected him in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft.The Cardinals opted to release Dockett last week after attempts to restructure his existing contract to make it more cap-friendly failed.The three-time Pro Bowler missed the 2014 season after suffering a torn ACL during training camp in August. Here’s a tweet directly from Dockett’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus.Congrats to the newest Niner!— Drew Rosenhaus (@RosenhausSports) March 5, 2015 From Dockett’s Instagram account: Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Well, now you can officially put a bow on Darnell Dockett’s career with the Arizona Cardinals.The veteran defensive lineman will be playing his football elsewhere in 2015.Former Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett is signing with the 49ers, per his agent Drew Rosenhaus.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 5, 2015 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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