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Japanese Diplomat Japan Doesnt Recognize Selfstyled SADR Wont Change its Position

Rabat – In an interview earlier today with MAP, Morocco’s state-run news outlet, Katsuhiko Takahashi, the chief of the MENA division of the Japanese foreign affairs ministry, reaffirmed his country’s “constant and immutable” support for the UN agenda in the Western Sahara diplomatic stalemate.To the question of whether Japan identifies with the Polisario Front’s separatist agenda, the Japanese diplomat was particularly insistent that his country does not recognize the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and has “no intention of changing” its position.In October 2018, Japan made headlines in the Moroccan media for the Asian giant’s perceived solidarity with the Polisario Front’s self-determination aspirations for Western Sahara. The media controversy revolved around the presence of a “high-ranking Polisario delegation” at the Tokyo International Conference of Africa’s Development (TICAD) meeting.Takahashi’s interview with MAP comes as Japan prepares to host this year’s iteration of the TICAD forum scheduled to run from August 28-30, and the contention around last year’s forum was particularly topical.In response to any perceived Japanese sympathy for the Polisario agenda, however, the Japanese official was adamant that his country is a strong Moroccan ally and has never been receptive of the front’s separatist aspirations.“Japan does not recognize Western Sahara as a state. This is Japan’s constant and immutable position and we have no intention of changing it,” Takahashi said when asked about Tokyo’s relationship with the Polisario Front.He added: “For Japan, this question [Western Sahara] should be resolved in a peaceful way through dialogue between concerned parties. Japan continues to support the UN’s mediation efforts.”On the Morocco-Japan relations, the Japanese diplomat stressed “Morocco’s important role” in the MENA region. He said Morocco’s significance for stability and development in its region is part of the North African country’s appeal to its Japanese partners.“Japan greatly values its partnership with Morocco,” Takahashi said as he recalled Morocco’s unique status in international exchanges as “a gateway to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.”Morocco is currently home to 69 Japanese companies, and Takahashi expects the number to increase in the coming years.The upward trend in the Morocco-Japan commercial and diplomatic connections, he argued, is rooted in the “geographic advantage” Morocco offers as a gateway to three continents as well its “economic potential” as a regional and continental investment hub.Takahashi’s comments on Japan’s Western Sahara stance come as a further instance of the perceptible desire among Japanese diplomats to bury last year’s controversy and salvage the country’s strategic relationship with Morocco.Tokyo views cementing its ties to Rabat as a not-to-miss opportunity to position itself in what some observers are calling “the second scramble for Africa.”Earlier this month, Takuji Hanatani, Japan’s ambassador to Morocco, also highlighted the “importance Japan attaches to its friendship with Morocco” by reiterating Tokyo’s wish to distance itself from reports of Japan’s recognition of the Polisario-claimed Republic.Like Takahashi, Ambassador Hanatani said that Japan “has never supported or recognized” Polisario’s statehood claims, while its support for the UN-led settlement imitative and Morocco’s proposal has “always been constant and unchanged.” read more

State contractors could not boycott Israel under Kansas bill

State contractors could not boycott Israel under Kansas bill by Allison Kite, The Associated Press Posted Apr 5, 2017 5:06 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas House approved a bill that would prohibit the state from awarding contracts to companies that are participating in any boycott of Israel.The House passed the measure Wednesday on a 116-9 vote.Similar policies in 17 states are intended to slow a Boycott, Divest and Sanction, or BDS, movement backed by pro-Palestinian freedom groups . Supporters of the movement say it’s a way to promote Palestinian human rights, but pro-Israeli groups call it discrimination.Supporters contend the laws don’t prohibit free speech because individuals and companies can still criticize Israel, or they can boycott it as long as they’re not vying for the state’s business. But the state shouldn’t “subsidize or reward discriminatory behaviour,” said Jacob Millner, Midwest regional director and senior policy analyst for the Israel Project.Republican state Rep. William Sutton, who has called the boycotts an “economic attack” on Israel, said the bill would protect Kansas’ trading relationship with the Middle Eastern country.But pro-Palestinian groups believe the law discriminates against businesses for their political speech.Palestine Legal staff attorney Rahul Saksena said the U.S. has a long history of boycotts protected by the First Amendment. Palestine Legal defends people in the U.S. who speak out in support of Palestine.Saksena said the organization is considering challenging the laws.Democratic state Rep. Dennis Highberger, one of the nine Kansas lawmakers who voted against the measure, said rewarding contracts based on political speech is likely an infringement of First Amendment rights. He called it a “political feel-good bill” supporting Israel.So far, the Kansas Department of Commerce hasn’t found that any of the state’s contractors or other businesses in Kansas are openly boycotting Israel, said David Soffer, the agency’s director of marketing and research. Under the bill, companies would have to provide written certification saying they’re not boycotting Israel before they get a state contract.The bill still faces a vote in the Senate. Gov. Sam Brownback’s spokeswoman Melika Willoughby said the Republican “has long been a supporter of Israel, and he looks forward to reviewing the bill when it comes to his desk.” read more

Tuesdays Daily Brief Disability inclusion minimum wage and LGBTI rights in Botswana

Security Council members issued a statement on Monday offering “their full support” to the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, after he had reportedly come in for criticism by the Government.A fragile ceasefire has largely held in and around the crucial port city of Hudaydah since the signing of the historic Stockholm Agreement last December, seen as crucial first move to brokering a lasting peace between rebel Houthis, and the Saudi-led coalition backing the Government.Find out more here. Families deserve answers when loved ones go missing in conflict: Security Council adopts historic resolution New Disability Inclusion Strategy is ‘transformative change we need’, says Guterres The 15 members of the United Nations Security Council adopted on Tuesday the very first ever resolution focused on the issue of missing persons in armed conflict. The aim is to encourage countries to fulfil their obligations, take action to step up prevention, and tackle the issue earlier, so that ultimately families separated by conflict can be reunited, or at least given answers as to the fate of their loved ones.“Alarming numbers of persons go missing in armed conflict,” said Reena Ghelani, who heads operations and advocacy at the UN’s humanitarian coordination office, OCHA, and was briefing on behalf of UN relief chief Mark Lowcock.Learn why this is a major win for thousands of war-torn families.UN human rights chief Bachelet hails Botswana decision decriminalizing same-sex relationships Disability inclusion is not only a fundamental human right, it is “central to the promise” of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the annual conference on the Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which began on Tuesday.“When we fight to secure those rights, we move our world closer to upholding the core values and principles of the United Nations Charter”, he explained. “When we remove policies or biases or obstacles to opportunity for persons with disabilities, the whole world benefits”.Read our full story here. Macron leads EU-wide minimum wage call as Merkel, Medvedev warn of global injustice  “Fundamental change” to the world of work – including an EU-wide minimum wage – is needed to address the growing gap between society’s haves and have-nots, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. In a 45-minute speech at the International Labour Organization’s Centenary conference in Geneva, Mr. Macron insisted that the accumulation of wealth in the hands of the few from globalization had created a “law of the jungle”, which had opened the door to damaging nationalism, xenophobia and disillusionment with democracy. Find our full coverage here.UN Security Council offers Yemen Special Envoy ‘their full support’ And finally, a landmark ruling by Botswana’s High Court that scraps laws against same-sex relationships has been welcomed by UN human rights top official, Michelle Bachelet.In a statement on Tuesday the UN High Commissioner underlined that the High Court had “unanimously found sections of the Penal Code…to be unconstitutional and a violation of human rights”.Such discrimination has impacts that go far beyond arrest and detention, Ms. Bachelet said, noting that the criminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people could lead to them being denied healthcare, education, employment and housing.Botswana’s decision follows similar action in nine other countries in the past five years, including Angola, Belize, India and Trinidad and Tobago.In Kenya last month, however, a similar constitutional challenge to overturn laws that discriminate against the LGBTI community, was unsuccessful.Listen to or download our audio News In Brief for 11 June on SoundCloud: read more

The Suns Get Whistled More Than A High School Gym Class

This NBA season has produced more than its fair share of ridiculous, eye-popping statistics. Russell Westbrook got his record-tying 41st triple-double of the season on Tuesday. The Rockets shattered the league record for threes made in a single campaign with two weeks left to play. And 20-year-old Devin Booker, who’d never even scored 40 points in a contest before, somehow logged 70 points in one game last month.But Booker’s team is on the cusp of crossing a less-than-ideal threshold as things wind down: The Phoenix Suns, who lead the NBA in fouls by a wide margin with 1,963 so far, are on pace to eclipse the 2,000-foul mark, which would make them the first NBA club to hit that mark in 10 years.The Suns commit 25 fouls per game (the NBA average is 20) and send their opponents to the free-throw line an NBA-high 29 times a night. It isn’t necessarily a new problem, since Phoenix allowed opponents to go to the stripe more than anyone last season, too. But the team’s fouls are up 10 percent from last year, and the team is becoming a bit of an outlier by fouling more often, given that NBA foul rates have decreased over the past decade as more and more shooters space the floor, leading to less contact from play to play.The chronic fouling is a symptom of two much larger issues: 1. The team’s inability to contain their opponents on defense, where the Suns allow 109 points per 100 plays, third-worst in the league. Being that bad leaves their players out of position, often leading to more desperate fouls as they try to recover. And 2. Phoenix’s relative youth and inexperience, especially in the post, where it’s fairly common for players to struggle with foul trouble at the beginning of their careers.This talented group is still developing, both physically and mentally. The Suns are one of the NBA’s shortest and lightest teams, which might make them a bit easier to push around. But Phoenix — which last month used the youngest starting five in NBA history — also has plenty to learn when it comes to countering the offensive tricks and techniques that veteran players acquire over the years.“You ever seen a young group of guys play against a group of older guys in pickup? The older guys somehow manage to physically take advantage of the younger guys without making it look like that’s what they’re doing. Then the young guy starts to hit back, and it’s completely obvious? That’s what we look like sometimes,” coach Earl Watson told me last week during his club’s East Coast trip. “Players in this league are so good, and our guys are still learning how to be aggressive without committing obvious fouls.”Those gaps in experience are most apparent in scenarios where a single defender is being asked to hold his own: 1-on-1s and post-ups. The Suns have committed the second- and fourth-highest rates of shooting fouls this season when guarding 1-on-1s and post-ups, respectively,1Phoenix has been whistled for shooting fouls 14 percent of the time in isolation scenarios and about 15 percent of the time when guarding post-up opportunities. according to Synergy Sports.It’s hard to fault the players’ intent, despite the dismal results. They often sacrifice their bodies in hopes of forcing a turnover, but many times they haven’t established good enough positioning to ward off defensive-foul calls. This has been especially true of some young players, like Booker, rookie power forward Marquese Chriss and fourth-year center Alex Len, who are 1-of-18, 5-of-28 and 0-of-14 when it comes drawing charge calls this season. (Those numbers are pretty abysmal, considering that the leaguewide average charge rate is 40 percent.)Phoenix’s learning curve has gotten considerably steeper in recent weeks, since the Suns elected to shut down a handful of healthy veteran players, including usual starters Eric Bledsoe and Tyson Chandler, in pursuit of some lottery ping-pong balls and a chance to give their younger, less-used talent some spin over the final month of a losing season.That has meant fielding lineups that have little institutional knowledge of how to defend without fouling.“If I’m the only young guy out there with four veterans, those four can kind of direct traffic and help cover for me when I mess up,” said Chriss, who commits 5.5 fouls per 36 minutes, tied for the NBA’s fourth-highest rate among players who’ve logged at least 1,000 minutes.2He’s tied with Len. “But when it’s a situation where everybody on the floor is, at most, 3 or 4 years into their career, that’s kind of tough, because then we’re all kind of lost, and still learning how to communicate with each other as players.”It’s not just an issue of youth. There are several other, less-examined factors that help explain why they’ve committed so many fouls. Phoenix plays at a blistering pace, handling more possessions than most, which puts the team in a position to commit more fouls than any other club. The Suns have been in more close games where they trailed late than any other team, meaning a decent number of their infractions were likely intentional and committed in hopes of stopping the clock. And it’s worth noting that Phoenix also comfortably leads the NBA in offensive fouls. So, not every foul Phoenix commits is a symptom of the Suns’ weak defense.Make no mistake, though: The Suns do an absolute ton of hacking, and they usually get called for it.“Refs officiate games with a certain rhythm. They’re used to a certain speed and rhythm. When you jump out of that rhythm, it’s easy for them to see, and you’re going to get called for it,” said Chandler, an NBA champion who joined the league as a teenager and went from committing more than 5 fouls per 36 minutes in his fifth season to eventually winning Defensive Player of the Year. Chandler added that the Suns, much like he was as a youngster, are often overeager to make a play, and wind up swiping or jumping when they shouldn’t.Nevertheless, struggles and all, Watson is an eternal optimist. He takes ample time most days to walk through film of the team’s fouling tendencies, and he told me that he feels his team is only a reinforcement or two away from a huge turnaround if the young players keep developing.“I was with OKC during Russ’s first year” — Westbrook, of course — “and I always let [my Phoenix players] know: That year, [the Thunder] won 23 games. The next year they won 50, and did it because their young guys had gotten so much experience and developed a supreme confidence.”Phoenix may not go on to write the kind of success story that the Thunder did, at least not next season. But if putting in a year at the School of Hard Knocks helps this team improve on defense, maybe the Suns will eventually be able to say that this furious foul pace was a worthwhile learning experience.Check out our NBA predictions. read more

Coulées de boue en Chine les sauveteurs luttent contre les éléments

first_imgCoulées de boue en Chine : les sauveteurs luttent contre les élémentsChine – Lundi 9 août, les équipes de secours tentent toujours de retrouver les 1.300 personnes disparues lors des glissements de terrain survenus samedi dans le nord-ouest de la Chine. Torrents de boue et coupure des voies de communication compliquent la tâche.Un village entier englouti, au moins 127 tués, 80 à 100 blessés, 1.294 disparus et plusieurs dizaines de milliers de personnes évacuées. Tel est le bilan actuel des torrents d’eau boueuse qui ont déferlé sur le district de Zhouqu (135.000 habitants).À lire aussiCes effrayantes images démontrent l’impressionnant pouvoir de la nature Environ 5.000 soldats, policiers, pompiers, médecins et infirmiers sont mobilisés, secourant jusqu’à présent plus de 1.200 personnes en danger, dans des conditions très difficiles. La boue, atteignant parfois le troisième étage des immeubles au moment de la catastrophe, dépasse encore un mètre de hauteur en de nombreux endroits, empêchant l’acheminement de matériel de secours.Parallèlement, des spécialistes tentent d’évacuer l’eau qui s’est dangereusement accumulée derrière des amas de boue et de pierre sur une rivière en amont de Zhouqu, menaçant de nouveau la ville et ses 40.000 habitants. Les lignes électriques sont hors service dans les deux tiers du comté, une centrale hydroélectrique a été détruite, des routes et des ponts coupés. Depuis le début de l’année, le pays soumis à des pluies diluviennes connaît ses pires inondations depuis dix ans, lesquelles ont déjà fait 2.100 victimes.Le 9 août 2010 à 11:41 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Gambian Wrestler Rubbishes Drugs Allegation

first_imgBy Abdoulie FattyPhoto Boy-BallaA Gambian wrestler has recently repudiated an opponent’s claim that he uses performance-enhancing drugs prior to wrestling battles.Boy-Balla of Club Jabang Mbolloh was accused of using performance-enhancing drugs by opponent Tapha Tine in the duo’s recent pre-fight face-to-face.Tine’s jibes were in reference to puffed up-looking cheeks that Boy Balla carried the previous season.Photo: Boy Balla and Tine at the face-to-face Replying, Balla said: ‘Until day of the event, we will get to know about whether I use them or not. You’ve been talking too much.’Boy-Balla is one of the arena’s fastest growing youngsters boasting a couple of victories.His last fight was a win over Flex of club Roots.Pundits expect a tough fight when he crosses dagger with Tine whose penchant for boxing is widely revlast_img read more

Juventus keen to introduce fresh blood into the squad

first_imgJuventus are reportedly already working on new signings in spite of an astonishing start of the seasonLed by the likes of Massimiliano Allegri from the touchline and Cristiano Ronaldo on the field, the Bianconeri have been flourishing this season on all fronts.With a record of nine wins and a draw, the Turinese giants top Serie A table, while they enjoy a 3-game winning streak in the Champions League.However, the reigning Italian champions are not fully satisfied with the current roster, as they intend to add more quality and potential to their respective squad.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.According to the Italian newspaper, Calciomercato, Juventus have identified Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele and Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt as the top targets for next summer.The 21-year-old French midfielder has been one of the revelations in Europe football over the past year or so, as he continues to impress with Les Gones both in Ligue 1 and the Champions League.On the other hand, the 19-year-old Dutchman is named the Lancers’ vice-captain despite the young age. The Netherlands international has shown immense potential in Ajax’s Champions League quest this season, demonstrating some genius pieces of defending against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.last_img read more

San Diego Miramar Colleges 911 Remembrance Ceremony

first_imgSan Diego Miramar College’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsMIRAMAR (KUSI) – San Diego Miramar College held a 9-11 remembrance ceremony hosted  by the fire tech Academy. KUSI’s  Elizabeth Alvarez shows us why the annual event is critical in helping young students understand the meaning behind ‘Never Forget.’Remembering what happened on 9-11 is personal for Retired San Diego Fire Captain Ron Edrozo. “We went there with the intent of saving lives. That was our intent. But as soon as we got there we knew this was going to be mostly recovery and hopefully we could send some people home.”He spent 3 weeks at ground zero as part of the California Urban Search and Rescue Team.During that dreadful time, Captain Edrozo and his team recover the body of a New York Port Authority Police Officer. Port Authority Officer Uhuru Houston had died while attempting to rescue victims trapped in the World Trade Center.Seventeen years later, as an instructor for the Miramar College Fire Tech Academy, Cpt. Edrozo stands before students at the school’s annual 9-11 remembrance ceremony helping them to understand the significance of what happened.“We want them to know this is what you’re putting in for it’s not just the fire fighting in the building collapse it’s a lot of medical aid and so you need to get out there and do your thing out there and remember that you’re out there to help the public” said Edrozo.Many of the students, who are one day hoping to become firefighters, were children even babies 17 years ago when 9/11 happen.  Student Justin Johnson was 10.“At the time I had no idea the significance of that event” said Johnson.  But as he grew up, Johnson and other prospective firefighters at Miramar College have come to understand the horror, the unification of the country and the heroism that was involved.And now, these young men and women have desire to be just like Captain Edrozo.“It speaks volumes about him as a person that Not only was he willing to risk so much by being there during 9/11 but that he’s here today and that we can call him our instructor.  I think that with Captain Edrozo we can say that as students we’re certainly in good hands” said Johnson. Posted: September 11, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez Updated: 5:35 PMcenter_img Elizabeth Alvarez, September 11, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: September 11 FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

ASA Urges House to Pass GMO Labeling Package

first_imgFollowing Senate passage of a bill to set a national standard for the labeling of foods containing GMO ingredients, American Soybean Association (ASA) President Richard Wilkins, a soybean farmer from Greenwood, Del., congratulated the Senate and called on the House to take up and quickly pass the measure. In a statement, Wilkins thanked Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow for their work on the bill and urged the House to act as soon as possible to provide certainty in the marketplace for the nation’s farmers and consumers:“Tonight’s vote in the Senate has been a long time in the making, and we greatly appreciate the work by Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. We believe that the bill they have crafted provides consumers the information they need without stigmatizing a safe and sustainable food technology, and we encourage the House to move quickly to approve this carefully crafted compromise. There is too much at stake in the marketplace to let the consequences of the Vermont law linger any longer.“We’re grateful not only for the work of Senate Agriculture Committee leadership, but for the leadership on this issue on the House side as well. The House did its job on its voluntary bill almost a year ago and, while the Senate bill isn’t perfect, it’s the best legislation that can become law. A perfect bill that can’t pass won’t accomplish anything for the nation’s farmers or the nation’s consumers. We appreciate the efforts of Chairman Conaway, Ranking Member Peterson and Congressmen Pompeo and Butterfield, and we hope to count on their support for the bill as it moves to the House.”last_img read more

SB Player Spotlight on Eden Mayo

first_imgEpisode 5:  Eden MayoThe Mayo FileNumber: 21Full name: Eden Nicole MayoClass: FreshmanPosition: INFBats/Throws: R/RHometown:  Grayson County, Ky. High School: East CarterTravel Team: Beverly Bandits and Louisville SluggersMajor: Dental Hygiene Print Friendly Version Story Links The University of Louisville Softball Player Spotlight series features short interviews with each of the Cardinals’ players. Episode five features freshman Eden Mayo.last_img

Emirates named Best Airline in the World in TripAdvisor awards

first_imgEmirates named Best Airline in the World in TripAdvisor awardsEmirates has been recognised as the Best Airline in the World in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Awards for Airlines. In addition to clinching the grand prize, the airline was the biggest winner with 4 other awards including Best Major Airline – Middle East & Africa, Best Economy Class, Best First Class and World’s Best Airlines – Top 10.This is the first year TripAdvisor has introduced a category for airlines in its signature Travelers’ Choice® Awards. The awards highlight the world’s top carriers based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for airlines worldwide gathered over a 12-month period.Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airline said: “We are honoured to be named the Best Airline in the World at the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2017. The fact that the awards are a result of unbiased reviews and feedback speaks to our commitment to deliver a superior travel experience for our customers. We want travellers to continue making Emirates their first choice whenever they think to travel. That is why we continue to invest in products and services across all classes, and why our service teams work hard and put their hearts into providing the very best experience for our customers both on board and on the ground every day.”“We are proud to announce the inaugural Travelers’ Choice® Awards for airlines, to help travellers make the most well-informed air travel decisions, based on the experiences of the TripAdvisor community,” said Bryan Saltzburg, General Manager for TripAdvisor Flights. “It’s a high honour for Emirates to be recognised as the top airline in the world by the TripAdvisor community and speaks to their continued focus on delivering fantastic customer experiences.”Emirates is the world’s largest international airline, with an extensive network that has grown to offer its customers a choice of 155 destinations in 83 countries across six continents. It operates one of the world’s youngest modern wide-body fleets, and is the first and only airline in the world to operate a fleet of all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft for its passenger flights.The airline recently announced a multi-million dollar cabin interiors upgrade programme including an enhanced Onboard Lounge for its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft which will make its debut in July. Emirates also recently underwent a product overhaul with a host of exclusive products introduced to its First and Business Class cabins. New additions include the world’s first moisturising lounge wear in First Class, luxury blankets, skincare from organic brand VOYA and a new range of amenity kits from Bulgari. In the last year, Emirates has also introduced several new products for customers travelling in Economy including the world’s first interactive amenity kits and sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Emirates AirlineSource = Emirates Airlinelast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Australian street artis

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAustralian street artist Matt Adnate has been selected as the next artist to have an Art Series Hotel named in his honour. Revealed by hotel juggernaut Accor, Adnate will lend his name to The Adnate, Perth which is set to open in October of this year.Adnate is one the country’s most influential big wall painters, and his latest ‘canvas’ will be a 27-storey-high “Mega Mural” on the west-facing side of The Adnate, Perth. The mural will be one of the largest in the world and will feature faces which represent the cultural history and community of Perth.The newest Art Series Hotel and first in Western Australia will also feature a 50-metre-long ‘Laneway Mural’ that will capture multiple portraits from Adnate, along with a collaboration with a local Indigenous artist. An interior ‘Staircase Mural’ will round out the artwork.“I see this hotel as a beautiful canvas to tell a story about Perth’s cultural and community connection through portraiture and traditional elements,” Adnate said.“My Mega Mural will feature three large-scale portraits. It will represent the past through the cultural representation in the subject’s dressing elements, the present with contemporary faces, and the future as the subjects are the youth of today.“What excites me most about this collaboration with Art Series is the opportunity to capture the stories and emotions of my subjects and to share them with a new audience in the west.“I’ve always held a personal connection towards the First-Nation people I paint. Whether it be a connection to country or a strong emphasis on spirituality, I believe we have a lot to learn from these people.”Two original canvases and up to 650 reproductions of 30 of Matt’s most recognised works from around the world will adorn the walls and halls of the 250-room hotel development by George Atzemis.The Adnate Pool – artist renderingAccor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said The Adnate is destined to become an iconic landmark in Perth’s CBD.“The Adnate’s Mega Mural will face the city centre for all to enjoy, and we are thrilled to announce Matt Adnate as the namesake artist for our ninth Art Series hotel in Perth,” McGrath said.“Matt is a next-generation artist who reflects the expansive view of Australian art. His unique artistic style and experience with painting large-scale murals in main cities around Australia and the world made him the ideal namesake artist for the scale and design of our newest Art Series hotel in Perth.The Adnate Bar – artist renderingSignature art experiences at The Adnate will include the infamous art tours, in-room art channels and art libraries.The Art Series portfolio includes Melbourne hotels The Olsen, South Yarra; The Blackman, St Kilda Road; The Cullen, Prahan; The Larwill, Parkville; The Chen, Box Hill, along with The Watson in Walkerville, South Australia and The Johnson and The Fantauzzo in Brisbane, Queensland.The Adnate will add to Accor’s growing presence in Perth of 14 properties.See back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Alanis Morissette announces pregnancy in Instagram

first_imgAlanis Morissette announces pregnancy in Instagram photo by The Associated Press Posted Mar 25, 2019 12:42 pm PDT FILE – This Dec. 2, 2018 file photo shows singer Alanis Morissette at One Love Malibu in Calabasas, Calif. Morissette is pregnant with her third child. The Grammy-winning singer posted a black-and-white photo of herself Monday to her Instagram account, revealing her round belly while also singing with headphones covering her ears. Her representative confirmed the pregnancy to The Associated Press. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) Alanis Morissette is pregnant with her third child.The Grammy-winning singer posted a black-and-white photo of herself Monday to her Instagram account, revealing her round belly while also singing with headphones covering her ears.Morissette captioned the photo with, “so much NEWness.” Her representative confirmed the pregnancy to The Associated Press.The 44-year-old Canadian singer has two kids: her son Ever Imre is 8 and her daughter Onyx Solace turns 3 in June.Her hits include “Ironic,” ”You Oughta Know,” ”Thank U” and “Hands Clean.”The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Building permits up 26 in H1

first_imgBuilding permits rose 26 per cent year-on-year in construction area in H1, to 753,615 square meters, and a 20 per cent increase in value, to €788.8m, the statistical service said on Friday.Residential building permits rose 24 per cent in terms of construction area, to 612,427 square meters, and 22 per cent in terms of value, to €590.6m in the first six months of the year compared with the respective period of 2017.Non-residential building permits rose between January and June an annual 45 per cent, to 138,960 square metres, and 48 per cent to €159.8m, Cystat said.The building permits figures of H1 2018, a leading economic indicator, almost matched those of the respective period of 2012, fuelled by incentives to the construction industry offered by the government aimed at boosting both demand and supply. They include Golden Visas for property buyers, reduced taxes as well as generous town planning relaxations.You May LikeEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndoILoveFacts10 Reasons You Should Start Drinking Lemon WaterILoveFactsUndoMedical Alarms | Search AdsSeniors Can Stay Safe with Home Medical Alert DevicesMedical Alarms | Search AdsUndo Films and food at RialtoUndoModi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wildernessUndo‘Ordinary hero’ says EU cooperation succeeded in combating human traffickingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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