Will Smith might fulfil Bollywood dream in SOTY2

first_imgMumbai: After a video clipping of Will Smith shaking a leg with the star cast of ‘Student of the year 2’ went viral, producer Karan Johar has hinted at the possible appearance of the Hollywood actor in the upcoming Bollywood film. During the trailer launch of SOTY2 on Friday, when asked about Will Smith’s appearance in the upcoming film, Karan told media, “Smith shot for a Facebook show called ‘Bucket List’. One of his wish on that list was to dance on a Bollywood song.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “Fortunately, I know Will Smith for a few years now, and when his team got in touch with us, we were shooting for ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’. He came and rehearsed for ‘Radhaa'(a song from the first instalment of the film released in 2012), and there is synergy between the two films. He came and shot that.” “Whether he will be a part of the film or not, that’s a question I will leave unanswered till you see the film,” added Karan. Besides Will Smith, actors Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra, who started their Bollywood career with the film ‘Student Of The Year’ are also expected to make a cameo appearance in the second instalment of the film. The story of the film SOTY2 revolves around the lives of two college girls, played by debutants Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria, who falls in love with Tiger Shroff. The film is slated for release on May 10.last_img read more

Food crisis Myanmar feature in Assembly Presidents talks with Turkish officials

9 May 2008General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim is wrapping up his official visit to Turkey, where he discussed issues such as the global food crisis, the recent tragedy in Myanmar and United Nations reform with the country’s officials. As Mr. Kerim and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the global food crisis, the President noted that “this is an issue where articulate and well coordinated action on the part of all Member States of the United Nations is necessary.”He said he expected the international Task Force set up by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last week to tackle the global rise in food prices “to make an immediate assessment of the scope and nature of the problem of the crisis and as soon as we have that assessment, the General Assembly can make an evaluation about what should be done and how it can be engaged.” The Task Force, which brings together the heads of key UN agencies, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and experts from the around the globe, will hold its first meeting in New York next Monday. In addition, the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council has announced it will hold a special session on the food crisis on 23 May.Mr. Kerim told Prime Minister Erdogan that he would support convening a special session of the Assembly, as the solution to the crisis had to be on a political level. He also called for world leaders to give their full support to the UN high-level meeting on the issue to be convened from 3 to 5 June in Rome.Prime Minister Erdogan agreed that any response to the food crisis should be within the framework of the UN.The situation in Myanmar, where an estimated 1.5 million people are in need of humanitarian aid following last weekend’s deadly cyclone, was also discussed. The President reiterated the urgency with which the authorities in Myanmar should fully cooperate with the international community, particularly the UN. The President and the Prime Minister also discussed current Assembly priorities including UN reform, a topic that also featured in Mr. Kerim’s talks with President Abdullah Gul. The Turkish leader supported the idea of the intermediary approach as the one best to achieve results at this stage. At the same time, he also agreed with Mr. Kerim that a more profound reform, which went beyond numbers, was ultimately necessary.Foreign Minister Ali Babacan also expressed similar views on Council reform during his meeting with Mr. Kerim. In addition, the two men focused on the activities of Turkey in support of UN peacekeeping activities and in the Alliance of Civilization initiative. The Foreign Minister noted that Turkey will be hosting the Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations in April 2009. He also stressed Islam and modernity are not conflicting concepts. President Kerim also drew attention to the potential for Turkey to play a unique role in development issues as a middle-income donor country with a clear interest in the affairs of least developed countries. At the request of the UN Country Team, Mr. Kerim also raised the issue with the Foreign Minister of having the Turkish Government facilitate the building of a new UN House in Ankara.While in Turkey, Mr. Kerim also delivered a lecture at Bilkent University on the role of the UN in the era of globalization. Among other topics, he focused on the need to change the way international organizations operate in a new global environment characterized by the rise of non-State actors. He pointed out that in an evolving international system prone to rapid changes and crisis situations, traditional attributes of power lost their significance, speed was more important than size and the traditional balance of power based on deterrence had to give way to a new understanding based on an equilibrium of shared interests. The UN provided the most suitable framework for this new culture of international relations as it has the broadest global agenda, a near universal membership and a unique convening power, the President said.Mr. Kerim now heads to Egypt, where he will be meeting with Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit and address the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, before travelling on to Israel. read more

Top UN envoy welcomes move by Somali leaders towards reconciliation

The 25 August pact – facilitated by the Ethiopian Government under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) – was signed in Addis Ababa by President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, Speaker of Parliament Sheikh Aden Madobe and Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein.The three men also committed to implementing the Djibouti Agreement, a UN-brokered peace deal in which the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somali (ARS), an opposition group, have formally agreed to end all armed confrontation between them.“I would like to congratulate the leaders on their agreement,” Mr. Ould-Abdallah said. “This is a good step forward which will strengthen the TFG in their partnership with the ARS and other Somalis for peace in the country.” 29 August 2008Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the United Nations Special Representative for Somalia, has welcomed an agreement signed by the Horn of Africa nation’s leaders to promote reconciliation, the rule of law and good governance. read more

Sierra Leone UNs top military officer rebel leader urge fighters to disarm

Travelling to Kailahun yesterday, thousands of people gathered in the town of Tongo Fields to welcome the commander of UN peacekeeping forces, Lt. Gen. Daniel Opande, and the RUF interim leader, Issa Sesay, the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) said in a statement released in Freetown today.In his remarks, Gen. Opande said disarmament in Kailahun was irreversible. He received a “thunderous ‘yes'” from the people when he asked them if they were ready for peace, UNAMSIL said. The Force Commander urged the combatants to disarm so the people of Kailahun and Kenema Districts could enjoy “the best Christmas in many years.”More than 380 RUF combatants in Kailahun have disarmed so far even though disarmament in the two districts had slowed down after the RUF expressed concern over a number of political issues, including the release of political prisoners and the transformation of the RUF into a political party.Prior to their arrival in Tongo Fields, the Force Commander and the RUF interim leader made a stop over in the town of Kailahun to deliver the same message and to witness the symbolic resumption of disarmament in the area. UNAMSIL said disarmament there would “resume in full force today.” read more

Muhammad Ali The Mission

In 2013, our old friends at Grantland released a 30-for-30 documentary on a little-remembered moment in the life of Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday at age 74. The film, made by Amani Martin and narrated by John Legend, recounts the story of Ali’s 1990 trip to Iraq before the Gulf War, during which he negotiated with Saddam Hussein for the release of American citizens taken hostage after the invasion of Kuwait. Ali risked his reputation, health and safety for the freedom of prisoners held by Hussein as “human shields” to deter U.S. military strikes. Only six weeks after Ali brought 15 hostages back home to their relieved families, Operation Desert Storm bombarded Iraq. read more

Refined design of Cat D11T and D11T Carrydozer delivers fuel efficiency rugged

first_imgThe Cat® D11, since 1986, has set standards for machine productivity, durability, reliability, safety and operator convenience in high production dozing applications. The new D11T and D11T CD elevate that standard with design refinements that include Enhanced Auto Shift, Dynamic Inclination Monitor, automatic climate control and available automated ripper control. The D11T and D11T CD’s 634 kW Cat C32 engine can work fuel efficiently anywhere in the world, and with blades ranging in capacity up to 43.6 m3 and operating weights up to 112,698 kg, the D11T and D11T CD can work productively in the toughest of materials. The C32 engine with ACERTTM technology is configured to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards for those geographical areas requiring a high degree of emissions control. For less regulated areas, the engine will be configured to meet US EPA Tier 2 equivalent emissions standards. The Tier 4 Final configuration employs the Cat NOx Reduction System, which captures and cools a small volume of exhaust gas, then returns it to the combustion chambers to lower temperatures and retard formation of nitrogen oxides (NOx). A Diesel Oxidation Catalyst uses oxidation, a chemical process, to condition exhaust gases to meet emission standards.A new cooling package uses a two-part radiator with aluminum bar-plate cores that contribute to durability, efficient heat transfer and corrosion resistance. The new oil-to-air hydraulic-oil cooler uses similar construction, and a hydraulically variable demand fan uses less power, reduces fuel consumption and lowers sound levels.New for the D11T and D11T CD is the Enhanced Auto Shift (EAS) system, designed to conserve fuel by automatically selecting the optimal reverse gear and engine speed, based on load and desired ground speed. When the EAS mode is not activated, an Auto Downshift feature automatically changes gears to most efficiently handle loads.The spacious, well-appointed cab features single-joystick blade control, finger tip steering, automatic climate control and Cat Comfort Series seats that now are available with a heated and ventilated option.A new Dynamic Inclination Monitor provides a readout of tractor pitch angle and side-to-side slope angle, and Automated Blade Assist Control uses preset blade-pitch positions to simplify positioning. An optional Autocarry system automatically controls the blade during the carry segment.A new operator presence system locks out the power train and hydraulic system to avoid unintentional machine movement when the operator is entering or leaving the cab, which can be done via an optional hydraulically actuated access ladder that deploys and stores in seconds.An optional sound-suppression package reduces average spectator sound levels for the benefit of both the operator and the surrounding environment.The D11T and D11T CD feature an ‘OK-to-Start’ system that electronically checks critical fluid levels. Routine maintenance is facilitated by easily accessed filters, an optional automatic lubrication system, high speed oil change for engine and power train systems, and ecology drains for capturing fluids for proper disposal or recycling. A fast-fill fuelling system incorporates a positive shutoff to prevent spills.last_img read more

Rob Kearney The days of Its just a knock Ill be fine

first_imgHot topicAn issue that was a slow burner in previous seasons boiled over during Kearney’s first season as IRUPA chairman is concussion. There were numerous concussion stories over the past 10 months [including the IRB extending the pitchside concussion assessment period to 10 minutes] but incidents involving three centres kept the issue in the headlines.While Brian O’Driscoll was subbed off in the agonising defeat to the All Blacks, he took another heavy blow for Leinster, against Ulster, but the province were reluctant to call it concussion. He was declared fit to play the Pro12 final. Florian Fritz was somehow deemed fit to return to play, for Toulouse, in May after he was knocked out against Racing Métro. Then, in June, former England centre Shontayne Hape gave a stark interview about his struggles to recover from repeated concussions. “Players are just pieces of meat,” Hape remarked.Kearney has endured two ‘proper, bad concussions’ in his career and once played 78 minutes for Ireland [against France in 2009] after he was left reeling from a heavy blow after only seven minutes. “That situation,” he argued, “wouldn’t happen today. You would be straight off if the medical staff saw that.”“What surprised me most was how long it took for concussion to become such a hot topic… It has become more of an open one among the players and it has been addressed by the IRFU. At our last national camp we had a brain specialist come in to talk to the players about concussion — how to spot signs, long-lasting impact, the dangers.”He added, “I read the [New Zealand Herald] article about Shontayne Hape. It’s good for guys in the game to see and read that kind of personal account by a fellow pro. The more accounts that come out like that, the more frightened guys will be. That’s a good thing. The idea of ‘Oh no, it’s just a knock, I’ll be fine’, those days are gone.”Read: Ex-Munster out-half Hickey a Master of the professional gameRead: I went to every Ireland game at 2010 World Cup and thought ‘I should be out there’ ROB KEARNEY IS settling back into pre-season with Leinster and memories of his four weeks of freedom are fading fast.Las Vegas and England [for Geordan Murphy’s wedding] were two of Kearney’s off-season destinations but he gleaned equal enjoyment from having time to catch up with friends and family back home. The holidays are over for another year and Kearney may not get an extended break until November 2015.“Once you’re back, you’re back,” he told TheScore.ie. ”No messing about. I can tell you exactly where I’m going to be every day for the next 11 months. Everything is mapped out for us — diet plans, training, extra gym and weight sessions, matches, club commitments. It’s that regimented.”2013/14 brought Kearney a Pro12 winner’s medal and his second Six Nations title. His only scoring contribution for Leinster was a long-range drop goal against Castres. Try-scoring was the reserve of the national team as he crossed for scores against Scotland [good], New Zealand [better] and England [best].Last season was also significant for Kearney as he was named, and settled into his role as, Irish Rugby Union Players Association chairman. “It was something I was always interested in,” he explained. “I would have done a little work with Jonny [Sexton] the previous season and, when he left, there was a job opening. IRUPA asked me to get involved and I was happy to do so. It has been a very positive season and I’m happy with what we have achieved.” Brian O’Driscoll, Rob Kearney, Hibernia College founder, Dr. Sean Rowland and IRUPA chief executive Omar Hassanein in attendance at the IRUPA rugby player awards in May. Source: Brendan Moran/SPORTSFILEKearney points out that IRUPA and the IRFU have now established a collaborative approach to the professional game. Both organisations are acutely aware that Ireland’s on-field success benefits the game as a whole, across the country. “Rugby is a business now,” he said, “and if you don’t run it accordingly everyone suffers.” Kearney notes that Joe Schmidt’s winning start to his tenure as Ireland coach has directly led to the IRFU announcing a “healthy” statement of accounts on 18 July. He added: Having strong provinces and motivated players feeds into that. We’ll never maximise and fulfil our potential as a rugby team if that consensus is not there. We’re all looking for better performances and to go out on that rugby pitch as strong as we possibly can be.”He feels the players’ union is taking small steps in what is a big work in progress. “Some of the issues we tackled last season revolved around sick pay, and leave, guys getting injured and the player development programme,” he said.“Because, when they retire, it is all about easing a player back into the big, bad world out there. As professional players, we live in a bubble. Landing back in that real world environment can prove a sticky situation for some guys. Our job, at IRUPA, is to ease that transition and provide career options and pathways.“One such step in the developmental programme is the mentor scheme — teaming a player up with an entrepreneur or businessperson for guidance; giving them someone to bounce ideas off.”last_img read more

Navigateurs web Chrome progresse au détriment dInternet Explorer

first_imgNavigateurs web : Chrome progresse au détriment d’Internet ExplorerLes derniers chiffres concernant le marché des navigateurs web viennent d’être dévoilés. Ils confirment la chute d’Internet Explorer qui pour la première fois depuis plus de 10 ans, passe sous la barre des 40% de part de marché. Pendant ce temps, le navigateur de Google, Chrome, poursuit sa progression, tandis que Firefox a tendance à stagner.D’après les derniers chiffres publiés par StatCounter, la guerre des navigateurs web fait rage, et c’est pour l’heure à Chrome qu’elle semble le plus profiter. Le navigateur de Google affiche en effet une nette progression, atteignant 23,17% de parts de marché en août, contre 20% en mai, et environ 10% en octobre 2010. Si Chrome poursuit sur sa lancée, il devrait surpasser Firefox dans les mois à venir. Car le navigateur de Mozilla, lui, a tendance à stagner, voire à chuter. En août, il détenait 27,5% des parts, alors qu’en octobre 2010, il atteignait 32%.À lire aussiChrome : mise à jour de la version AndroidLa progression de Chrome nuit bien plus encore à Internet Explorer, qui affiche des résultats plutôt inquiétants. D’après StatCounter, le navigateur de Microsoft détient une part de marché de 39%, contre 50% environ en octobre 2010. En 2008, IE détenait près de 70% du marché. En Europe, le navigateur est aujourd’hui presque au même niveau que Firefox, avec 35% de parts environ, contre 40% en octobre 2010. Et si Chrome doit pour l’instant se contenter de 22% du marché, il affiche une impressionnante progression. En octobre 2010, il ne détenait que 12% des parts du marché des navigateurs web en Europe.Le 31 août 2011 à 09:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

MovieBob Reviews PHANTOM THREAD

first_img Is Phantom Thread good?It’s excellent. One of the year’s very best.What’s it about?I can’t tell you.…what?I’m not supposed to tell you what the movie is about.…why?There’s been an air of secrecy around the film forever; critics were barred from talking about it until a few weeks ago regardless of when they had seen the press screenings, etc. And now that I’ve seen it, I get why – it would be wrong to give almost any of this away. It works best as a series of surprises.Can you at least say what the premise is, up to a point? Maybe with the understanding that people should go see it before they read further anyway?Fair enough: Phantom Thread is a dark psychological set in the world of British high-fashion in the 1950s, centering on the work of Daniel Day Lewis (in what is said to be his last performance) as a legendary designer of classically-glamorous ladies’ dresses named Reynolds Woodcock, who li-I’m sorry, his name is what?…really?Sorry. Please continue.Woodcock lives a life as meticulous and precisely-ordered as the conditions of his workshop, commanding a phalanx of seamstresses with military precision and leaving the management of his house-proper to the iron-willed temperament of his manager Cyril, who also happens to be his sister. He’s a genius and an artist, prone to melancholy and tantrums of pique when distractions intrude on his carefully-arranged life, but when he meets a new muse in the person of a young waitress named Alma while on holiday. He can’t resist inviting her into his life even up to the point of asking her to marry him and making her something like an assistant and head model for his business – which is threatened by the looming spectre of rapidly changing tastes in the fashion world. But while at first submissive and demure, Alma’s presence soon grows more assertive in ways that initially thrill but also begin to repel him… and that’s where I have to stop.Huh. Okay. So, it’s a relationship drama that… “get’s weird?”Yes – though not necessarily as weird as all the mystery might imply at first (and then, maybe, much much weirder.)So you’re really not going to tell us what’s really going on, are you.Thing is, if I tell you it’s just going to be “Oh, that’s an unusual way to go with it.” The full effect comes from seeing the pieces slowly into focus – even after the “reveals” have been set, it’s not really until the final few minutes where you realize what the story has actually been about up to this point. Not in a cheap-twist “Somebody was an alien the whole time!!!” genre-flip way, but in a “human psychology sure is strange” way. It plays fair.This isn’t like mother! where you don’t give away the secrets because it’s fun to see audiences get horrified and grossed-out by what happens, is it?No, it’s not like that; though they’re actually pretty complimentary otherwise in terms of movies that are “about” the relationship between artists, their work, and their inspirations – just with slight but important differences in how they view the “great but difficult man” archetype.Who directed?Paul Thomas Anderson, and it’s right up there with the best of his work. The “ideas” here are so singular and close-to-absurd that to make it work takes a staggering level of control over tone, story and the performances of the actors – even more so when you take into account how detailed and deep the film also is on a technical level. For a work that takes place mostly indoors and really only has three significant characters, it looks and feels like a sprawling epic simply by virtue of how much is packed into the frame. It’s an achingly beautiful piece of work, even when “nothing is happening.”And the actors?Whether you honestly believe that we’ll never see Daniel Day-Lewis again or not, Reynolds Woodcock is yet another excellent characterization from one of the finest actors to ever take up the form. He’s asked to take his character to some pretty extreme places while also playing him as a guy who just doesn’t… “do” extreme as a matter of emotional expression, and that it doesn’t become absurd is a real testament. Luxembourg actress Vicky Krieps – a relative newcomer to films of this scale – delivers what can only be fairly described as a star-making turn as our female lead Alma and Leslie Manville is beyond excellent as Woodcock’s sister.So you recommend it?This is one of the year’s very best films. An immediately-apparent Oscar contender of startling power, visual splendor, subtle understated writing, impeccably acted and directed with a precision that recalls the very best of Stanley Kubrick and is even impressive when weighed against the already formidable filmography of its director. It is, without exaggeration, a masterpiece – as fine a work of film as art, visual storytelling and character drama as you could hope to see amid the ocean of middlebrow pablum that is the so-called “Awards Season” of moviegoing. Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ last_img read more

Police seeking tips on location of City Heights man after wife found

first_img 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Police today reached out to the public for help in locating a City Heights man who has been at large since his wife was found slain in their apartment near Teralta Park.Investigators believe 45-year-old Abdiaziz Kerow murdered his wife, 36-year-old Muna Salad Kuri, then fled the area, according to San Diego police.Kuri’s sister discovered the victim’s bloodied body in a bed at the couple’s rental residence in the 4000 block of Van Dyke Avenue shortly before 9 a.m. Monday.Kuri, whose most recent contact with her family had been on Saturday, had suffered suspicious wounds to her upper body, Lt. Anthony Dupree said.Police have not disclosed a suspected motive in the slaying.Kerow is described as a 5-foot-9 black man weighing around 145 pounds. He is believed to be driving a white Ford Explorer SUV with California license plate 8CVK537.Anyone with information about Kerow’s whereabouts is asked to call the homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 9:02 PM March 7, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Posted: March 7, 2019 Police seeking tips on location of City Heights man after wife found dead KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

India Seychelles sign 4 pacts to boost security cooperation

first_imgSeeking to expand its footprint in the strategic Indian Ocean, India on Wednesday agreed to help Seychelles in mapping its hydrology reserves under four agreements signed during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who launched a coastal surveillance radar project to boost security cooperation with the island nation.The Prime Minister also announced that India will give a second Dronier aircraft to Seychelles and provide free of cost visas for three months for its citizens and making it available to them on arrival. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIAfter one-to-one and delegation-level talks with Seyechelles President James Alix Michel, Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Seychelles in 34 years, also said they underlined the importance of comprehensive cooperation in the Indian Ocean region.”We expressed support for a more active and productive Indian Ocean Rim Association,” Modi, who arrived here on Tuesday on the first leg of his three-nation tour, told reporters.He also launched the Coastal Surveillance Radar Project, describing it as another symbol of the cooperation between the two countries. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindAmid increasing Chinese focus on the Indian Ocean, India is aiming to pitch in with all help to island nations like Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka.China has been making inroads into these island nations with infrastructure projects that has raised India’s eyebrows.The first CSR would be based in Mahe Island, capital of Seychelles.”This is part of the capability enhancement project for Seychelles in which India is helping,” official sources said, adding that it will help keep a watch on the coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and combat piracy. Modi and Michel witnessed the signing of four agreements: cooperation in hydrographyic survey, renewable energy, infrastructure development and jointly develop navigation charts and electronic navigational charts for sale to other countries.”Our agreement today on hydrographic survey adds a new dimension to our maritime cooperation. I thank Seychelles for their confidence in India,” Modi said.”Our security partnership is strong. It has enabled us to fulfil our shared responsibility to advance maritime security in the region,” he said.”It is a privilege to be a partner of Seychelles in the development of its security capabilities,” Modi said, adding India’s help will enable Seychelles to secure its beautiful islands and the vast expanse of waters around them.”Seychelles will also continue to make an enormous contribution to the safety and security of the Indian Ocean Region,” he said.Modi said he held “very productive” talks with Michel and described Seychelles as “a vital partner in our Indian Ocean neighbourhood”.”Short it may be, but this visit has been very productive. It is no surprise that Seychelles is my first destination in the Indian Ocean Region,” Modi said.”We also hope that Seychelles will soon be a full partner in the maritime security cooperation between India, Maldives and Sri Lanka,” he said.Modi said he was deeply touched by the extraordinary hospitality and warmth he received in the country.”Our relationship is unique and special. It is founded on deep sense of mutual trust and confidence. It is marked by a spirit of respect and equality; and enormous goodwill and warmth,” he said.Modi and Michel also agreed to establish a Joint Working Group to expand cooperation on the Blue Economy to harness new possibilities of the ocean in a sustainable and balanced manner.”Seychelles is a leader in advancing the concept of Blue Economy. We also believe that the Ocean Economy is indispensable to meeting our future challenges,” Modi said.”This cooperation will increase our understanding of marine ecology and resources,” he said.”This is a major step in advancing our scientific and economic cooperation,” the Prime Minister said.”We stressed our support for expansion in our modest trade and investment relations.”Modi expressed hope that Seychelles would be able to quickly utilise the committed USD 75 million in grants and credit provided by India in accordance with its priorities.He thanked President Michel for his country’s consistent support to India in international forums, including its bid for a permanent membership of the UN Security Council.He invited President Michel to visit India at an early date.Calling India a leader, Michel said and his country looks up to India. He said he looks forward to visit India.Michel said his country valued strategic partnership with India.Modi said the two countries have strong convergence of views on climate change.”We are two nations that are vulnerable to its impact. And, we are deeply committed to combating it,” he said.”We stressed our shared commitment to strong national action. We also called for a strong and ambitious global effort, especially from the developed world, on climate change,” the Prime Minister said.Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval were part of the Indian delegation during Modi’s talks with President Michel at the State House in Victoria that lasted one hour.Michel had received Modi at the airport late last night.Seychelles has a population of 90,000 people and 10 per cent of them are of Indian-origin.last_img read more

The most comprehensive Firefox userjs has been updated

first_imgThe most comprehensive Firefox user.js has been updated by Martin Brinkmann on July 03, 2016 in Firefox – Last Update: February 12, 2017 – 119 commentsWe released a first version of a user.js file for Firefox that concentrated on privacy and security settings back in 2015.It was the most comprehensive undertaking of its kind back then, and was made possible by Ghacks regular Pants who spend months researching entries and putting them in context.Firefox, unlike the majority of non-Firefox browsers out there, comes with an extensive under-the-hood section of preferences that users can control.A large part of those are for privacy and security features which you can control. While it makes sense to keep some in default state, you may benefit with better security or privacy by modifying others.The most comprehensive Firefox user.js has been updatedThe update introduces a massive list of changes to the list. Some preferences have been removed by Mozilla, others added or changed.Check out the updated Ghacks user.js version 0.11 list hereWithout further ado, lets here it from the girl who created the list: PantsIt’s been over a year since I started my own user.js, over ten months since I shared it here at ghacks and the overwhelming support and feedback led to Martin kindly publishing it, and a whopping six months since the last update was published.That was version 0.8. I don’t think a day has gone by in all that time where I haven’t researched or read something or tinkered with Firefox or edited my user.js. Some days I have spent up to 10 hours on it. I am by no means an expert (despite over a year of reading), and some of the really technical stuff, especially new tech, just flies over my head (I do not have the time to invest in everything), but I have gone to great lengths to research, cite, understand and justify any settings – this includes debunking / disregarding / correcting / setting-the-record-straight on dozens of preferences that are incorrectly described across the web. Don’t believe everything you read.While this list is unique, it has been compiled from hundreds of sources and from my own research. But without the help of those sources, and indeed Mozilla for building the preferences in, we could not have done it. So with that in mind, I would like to specifically thank the following:pyllyukko, CHEF-KOCH, fmarier (especially for his insights into safebrowsing – see the new revamped 0410 section) and the many contributors and followers at https://github.com/pyllyukko/user.js . These guys are awesome.the ghacks community and commentators for suggestions, information, and for pushing this list to even greater heights. Guys such as Just me, Conker, earthling, & Rockin’ Jerry. They put me through the wringer. Thanks guys (and gals!).Martin for putting up with me and hosting the list and writing the articles.and last but not least, Bob. Thanks Bob.I would also like to share with you, thanks to fmarier (Francois Marier, a Firefox Security Engineer), what I consider to be great news (its old news, but why don’t these things get more attention?I only found out a few days ago). Don’t get me wrong, I love Firefox and know it to be the best browser in terms of “power users” and the ability to tweak and protect privacy. And I’m excited for e10s.But I have also at times bemoaned Mozilla’s urgency to get on with patching some privacy/fingerprinting issues (just one example being the resource://URI’s leak, the Proof of Concept has been around for over three years). So it came as some surprise for Francois to link me to this ( https://wiki.mozilla.org/Security/Tor_Uplift/Tracking ).I have long wished for some of the work that the TBB (Tor Browser Bundle) has built, to be incorporated into the firefox core. Looks like somewhere, someone, got busy; contacts were made, people got excited, and stuff is happening, fast. These guys are working hard and making great strides.Look at the completed bugs (blocking SSL session IDs, spoofing various screen/window measurements, permissions caching ). Look at the assigned ones (white-listing fonts, blocking plugin enumeration and mime types (again), reducing precision timing attacks with random microseconds, disabling MathML ).Look at the ones still left to be assigned, which will almost certainly be addressed (isolating favicons, isolating DOM, canvas fingerprinting, disabling SVG). This is AWESOME!!!! And a lot of the hard work has already been done by TBB. Thanks TBB.I also find this comment very interesting. What’s your take on it?”Our primary goal is to un-fork the Tor Browser.” – Dave HusebySo here at last, I present to you the ghacks user.js version TEN. Yup, that’s right, v.10. There is no version nine. I posted a number of different version nine betas in the wild and I would like to signify this release with a new number.I will attempt to list some things in the changelog, but quite frankly, there is just way too much (I did a file compare and its over half the lines – I will not be listing that).So just treat this as a whole new experience to explore things. I have created new sections (such as hardware fingerprinting), revamped sections (such as safebrowsing), made a very very few number changes (sorry if that upsets anyone), moved a few things around, corrected some data type errors, and of course added tons of new stuff, more information and sources.All items were checked in a vanilla FF, to see if they existed in about:config – anything not shown, was then searched for in the MXR and DXR current release, and inspected. This led to items being moved to deprecated, and for a lot of items to be confirmed as hidden prefs. Anything that is a hidden pref has been marked as such – currently there are 12 – just search for “(hidden pref)”.Lastly, please remember that this is my user.js as it is today. I do not expect or want anyone to just run with it. You should know what you are doing. That said, I have kept the warning list at the top up to date, but I will never catch everything for everybody. This list is meant to be a TEMPLATE, please treat it as such.Check out the updated Ghacks user.js version 0.11 list hereSummaryArticle NameThe most comprehensive Firefox user.js has been updatedDescriptionThe Ghacks user.js list covering the majority of privacy and security configuration options for the Firefox web browser has been updated.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

KB4093105 for Windows 10 version 1709

first_imgKB4093105 for Windows 10 version 1709 by Martin Brinkmann on April 24, 2018 in Windows – Last Update: April 24, 2018 – 22 commentsMicrosoft published KB4093105, a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709, the Fall Creators Update, some hours ago. The non-security update is distributed via Windows Update and other updating services, and available as a standalone download from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.The update brings the build number of the operating system to 16299.402. Microsoft released the cumulative updates KB4093120 and KB4093117 for Windows 10 version 1703 and 1607 last week, and KB4093105 shares several of the fixes with these earlier releases.KB4093105 fixes issues in Microsoft Outlook, Windows Hello, File Explorer, BitLocker, Microsoft Edge and other programs and core operating system features.Note: Windows Update failed to pick up the new update on a Windows 10 Pro machine. It returned KB4093112 instead which Microsoft released on the April 2018 Patch Tuesday; that update was installed on the machine already, however. Manual download from the Microsoft Update Catalog site and installation worked, however.KB4093105 for Windows 10 version 1709The list of issues that Microsoft fixed in the new update is quite large. You can check it out on the official release history page on the Microsoft website, or read the summary (of all fixes) below.Fixed an issue where the deprovisioning of apps using remove-AppXProvisionedPackages-Online did not work properly as apps returned after upgrades.Applications stopped working after pasting username or password into a user elevation prompt.Fixed an issue that caused Skype and Xbox to stop working.Autodiscover functionality in Microsoft Outlook failed when UE-V is enabled.AppLocker publisher rules for MSI files did not match files correctly.Fixed a key generation issue in Windows Hello if the policy to require TPM is enabled.Fixed a domain log in issue when using fast user switching.The Office Chrome extension prompted for credentials often.Removed the 30-second delay after entering an incorrect PIN or biometric input when using smart cards.Minimum password length in Group Policy increased to 20 characters.Fixed hexadecimal format of name-constraint information in certificate properties.Audit mode blocked failed NTLM authentications instead of logging them.Fixed validation error 0x800B0109 (CERT_E_UNTRUSTEDROOT).Resetting the Windows Hello PIN on the logon prompt blocked resetting the PIN again.Encrypting and decrypting options were missing in File Explorer.Fixed BitLocker and Device Encryption issue that kept the device unprotected during device unenrollment.Software Restriction Policy Caused Microsoft to stop working.A leak in Filter Manager caused file system mini-filters to fail to unload.Connection Bar was not displayed in Virtual Machine Connections in full-screen mode when using multiple-monitors.The “Disable new DMA devices when the computer is locked” policy prevented some devices from working o Windows 10 version 1709. Devices include PCI-based peripherals such as wireless network drivers, input, and audio peripherals).Fixed a logging issue in Windows Server 2016 Domain Controllers.Fixed cause of the exception “Microsoft.IdentityServer.Service.AccountPolicy.ADAccountLookupException: MSIS6080: A bind attempt to domain ‘globalivewireless.local’ failed with error code ‘1722’”Addressed the error “Error 0x207D An attempt was made to modify an object to include an attribute that is not legal for its class” when modifying or restoring certain Active Directory objects.Addressed the issue “Active Directory Domain Services was unable to establish a connection with the global catalog. Error value: 8430. The directory service encountered an internal failure. Internal ID: 320130e” that prevented AdminSDHolder tasks from running.The Date Modified field was empty on volumes with Volume Shadow Copy that hosts a file share.Fixed a Microsoft Edge stopped working issue for roaming profiles.Fixed Japanese keyboard not working correctly in remote assistance sessions.Cursor moved to center of the screen when changing display modes.Fixed a leak when closing or opening web browser controls.Fixed ContentIndexter.AddAsync API throwing an exception.Fixed first launch performance of UWP Desktop Bridge apps.Fixed Search Tab in Microsoft Outlook 2016 when upgrading from version 1703 to 1709.Updates for large game apps failed.User-pinned folders or tiles were removed from the start menu.Pen use in certain apps caused unexpected panning or scrolling.The cumulative update has one issue: It reports that KB4054517 failed to install because of error 0x80070643 even though the update is installed.Now Read: My Top 5 Feature wishes for Windows 10SummaryArticle NameKB4093105 for Windows 10 version 1709DescriptionMicrosoft published KB4093105, a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709, the Fall Creators Update, some hours ago. The non-security update is distributed via Windows Update and other updating services, and available as a standalone download from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ecuadors freepress watchdog under assault

first_imgAssociated PressQUITO, Ecuador (AP) – Not all journalists are created equal in the eyes of Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa.To the leftist leader, Australian-born Julian Assange is a truth-teller who deserves praise and protection as he knocks down the walls of government secrets. Correa has even offered asylum to the founder of the website Wikileaks and sheltered him for the past month inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London from arrest on sex crime allegations. Ricaurte said he gets continual threats via email and sarcastic comments posted on his website demanding a share of his alleged “million-dollar” U.S. Embassy payments.Those threats led to fears of violence against him in June while he was waiting for a cab in Quito and was pushed violently from behind by a man who screamed: “U.S. Embassy informant! Traitor!” By the time he recovered his balance and reached for his cellphone to take a photograph, the man was gone.Ricaurte said the special broadcasts Correa uses to denounce him are abusive. Other Latin American leftist leaders, including Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, have employed such broadcasts during crises. President Cristina Fernandez of Argentina uses them several times every week.Ricaurte criticized Correa’ successful criminal libel suit last year against the main opposition newspaper, El Universo, and three of its top journalists, including columnist Emilio Palacio, who repeatedly called him a dictator. Correa later forgave the paper the $42 million damages award and pardoned the journalists, but he’d made his point. Palacio was granted U.S. political asylum last week.Now, a proposed Radio and Television Law would partition Ecuador’s radio and TV broadcast spectrum into three: one-third for the state, one-third for “community media” and one-third for private companies. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement “An independent press doesn’t exist, not from the state-government media and not from the private media because the private media have always had what we call a double dependency: political and economic power,” said Cerbino.Press freedom advocates such as the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists believe that restrictions on the press in Ecuador will soon resemble those in Venezuela.The press committee’s Americas director, Carlos Lauria, said that while other popularly elected leftist-run governments have also shown intolerance, Ecuador and Venezuela are most “notorious” in “suffocating the institutions of democracy, including the press, in an attempt to control the flow of information and suppress dissent.”So far this year, the Correa government has shut down 20 TV and radio stations, most of them small and provincial, for alleged administrative transgressions. Eight were opposition stations.Correa has repeatedly accused Ricaurte of working for the American government. While his foundation gets 15 percent of its funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, it also receives funding from donors including the U.N. agency UNESCO, the nongovernmental Panamerican Development Foundation and the Andean Community of Nations trade grouping. Journalist Cesar Ricaurte, however, is another story for the 49-year-old president.Correa has been fighting a running battle with Ricaurte, head of the country’s main press freedom organization Fundamedios, and calling him a tool of the opposition media and the U.S. government.Just this year, the president has used nine special government broadcasts to pre-empt all regularly scheduled TV programming to condemn Ricaurte. His alleged crime? Telling the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that Correa is a bully who tries to silence journalists he dislikes.That disparate treatment points to what critics say is Correa’s hypocrisy when it comes to press freedoms in this tiny South American country. But Correa’s views on freedom of speech have far surpassed the country’s borders as he allies with Assange in the face of U.S. and European pressure.Assange’s publishing of U.S. diplomatic cables delighted Correa by fortifying his claim that Washington continues to behave imperiously in the Americas. “Your WikiLeaks have made us stronger,” Correa told Assange in May when the Australian ex-hacker interviewed the president for his Kremlin-funded TV program. “Welcome to the club of the persecuted.” Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories In announcing the asylum in August, Ecuador said it had grounds to believe that Assange faced political persecution for publishing a quarter-million cables and thousands of other sensitive U.S. documents.Assange is fighting extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning. His supporters claim the intention is to ship him to the United States to face trial.“We haven’t said that everything that Assange has done, at least I haven’t said it, has been in favor of free expression,” Correa said recently. “He could have committed an infraction. But he should be judged with due process.”But when it comes to Ricaurte and Ecuador’s opposition media, Correa says too many journalists serve special interests and have immense, unchecked power.Correa’s press secretary, Fernando Alvarado, did not make himself available for an AP interview despite numerous requests. Alvardo has repeatedly accused journalists of being political and in June said government ministers should talk only to state-owned domestic media.“Forget the vision of evil politicians persecuting heroic journalists, who defend freedom of expression with their lives,” Correa recently told a group of international journalists based in Ecuador. “More often, it is honest politicians persecuted by media and corrupt journalists.” While Correa champions Assange’s right to publish another government’s secrets, his government has taken steps to make it less likely that will happen in Ecuador, in part through several laws recently passed by the ruling party-controlled National Assembly.They include the Law of Citizen Participation, which converts freedom of the press from a human right into a state-regulated public service. An anti-monopoly law severely restricts investment in news media, and prevents media owners from holding a financial stake in other industries. A new so-called “Democracy Code” prohibits “biased” reporting of election campaigns and allows candidates to sue reporters who allegedly violate the law.Ricaurte, who was honored in August by the Inter-American Press Association with its top press freedom prize, says the Democracy Code will make coverage of elections impossible. Presidential elections are scheduled for February, but Correa has not said whether he will run again.Mauro Cerbino, a professor at the FLACSO university in Quito, said that Latin America’s leftist governments aren’t the only ones to blame for curbs on the region’s press freedoms. Many news media around the region represent vested interests and often distort the truth for political ends, he said. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectcenter_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix ErrorOK ErrorOK Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Venezuela already has such an arrangement, with the “community media” almost exclusively pro-government.Argentina’s Fernandez hasn’t gone that far. But a friendly Congress did enact a law designed to break up media monopolies, and journalists for Argentina’s opposition media have been roughed up by pro-government demonstrators.“Freedom of expression is very much threatened and as time goes on it is deteriorating even more rapidly,” Ricaurte said.___Associated Press writers Frank Bajak in Lima, Peru, Michael Warren in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jorge Rueda in Caracas, Venezuela, and Carlos Valdez in La Paz, Bolivia, contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 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first_imgLondon, U.K. – Guoman Hotels, the collection of deluxe hotels located throughout central London, announces the addition of London’s landmark hotel, The Royal Horseguards, to its portfolio. Located on the banks of the River Thames, The Royal Horseguards has undergone a $30 million dollar refurbishment making it London’s latest five star hotel. The renovation enhances the hotel’s grand Victorian style and modern elegance while ensuring that each guest receives first class service.Firmly established as one of London’s most prestigious hotels, The Royal Horseguards’ refurbishment has made certain to maintain the hotel’s historic character while guaranteeing guests the latest innovations, technology and amenities. New in-room enhancements in all 280 lavish guestrooms and suites include iPod docking stations, WiFi access, power showers, surround sound, plasma TVs in both the guestrooms and bathrooms, mood lighting in bathrooms and a selection of Elemis toiletries. The signature Guoman bed, draped in Egyptian bed linens, is now in each room, with balconies overlooking the River Thames. Also new to the property is the Guoman Executive Lounge which allows prominent guests to work or relax within an exclusive environment.“We are excited to welcome The Royal Horseguards to the Guoman collection,” said Sanjay Nijhawan, chief operating officer of Guoman Hotels. “It is truly a great hotel in one of the most prestigious locations in London, and we are proud to have it as part of the Guoman brand.”The Royal Horseguards capitalizes upon British hospitality to provide a hotel rich both in history and design. The hotel offers 280 lavish guestrooms and suites, a business center and workout room. Guests can dine at One Twenty One Two for contemporary dining, the Waterfront Terrace Room, The Lounge for light meals and afternoon tea and the Piano Bar. The Royal Horseguards also offers a total of fifteen conference and banqueting suites. This includes One Whitehall Place, listed as a building of architectural interest, which accommodates up to 340 guests.guoman.com or call (44) 0871 376 9033.last_img read more

Two MEPs branded dinosaurs for lack of environmental concern

first_imgTwo Cyprus MEPs have been branded dinosaurs in terms of their activity on the environment by the Climate Action Network (CAN).In view of the upcoming European elections, CAN Europe ranked the voting behaviour of current MEPs in relation to climate and energy issues into three categories: defenders, delayers and dinosaurs.Birdlife Cyprus said on Tuesday, CAN Europe’s ranked Neoklis Sylikiotis and Takis Hadjigeorgiou of Akel as defenders; Diko’s Kostas Mavridis and Edek’s Dimitris Papadakis as delayers; and Lefteris Christoforou of Disy and Eleni Theocharous of Solidarity in the bottom tier of dinosaurs.Highlighting the importance of the upcoming European elections for the natural environment, Birdlife Cyprus asserted that “the European Parliament has the power and the responsibility to protect nature through the Directives, the Regulations and the Policies that it passes.”In the face of its goal to see an EP that will “protect nature, save our seas from disaster, radically change farming and make it nature-friendly, and tackle climate change,” Birdlife Cyprus issued a list of the 10 MEP hopefuls who have signed the organisation’s declaration that they are committed to work for the protection of nature within the European Parliament.The 10 are Akel’s Sylikiotis, Marina Nikolaou and Chrysanthos (Athos) Georgiou; Doros Christodoulides, Andreas Themistocleous, and Maria Pastella of the Citizens Alliance; Alexia Sakadaki, Charalampos Theopemptou, Efi Xanthou of the Greens; and Edek’s Dimitris Papadakis.You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Argaka mukhtar stops conservationists againUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Beyond the barriers a literary lament for Nicosia

first_imgPublished by the highly respected Saqi Books, a new anthology focuses on Nicosia as the locus of abnormality and absurdityBy Lizzy IoannidouThere’s an ode to the world’s last divided capital contained in a new book launched this week which seeks to shake up the multifaceted external and internal barriers faced by the diverse groups of people that inhabit or have visited Nicosia.Nicosia Beyond Barriers is home to 49 contributors who take readers through journeys across the city as they explore the ways in which Nicosia’s past, present and futures can be re-imagined. But they also unearth meaningful forgotten or repressed histories in the attempt to navigate a present where barriers abound, restricting the ability to imagine a future in different terms.Book coverOne of the four female editors and the person who pushed the idea forward, Aydin Mehmet Ali, took the Sunday Mail through a personal journey, full of obstacles and resistances, to which the current book is intricately tied.“The term ‘barriers’ is very carefully chosen,” Mehmet Ali said, “because a lot of the work I do is beyond barriers, since I target erected barriers, whether they’re physical barriers like borders or disabilities, or barriers of the mind, the spirit, the soul, and I try to develop techniques on how to approach them: do I go over them, sideways, behind them, dig through them, or bash my head against them?”Though the philosophy of the book is inseparable from the life and work of Mehmet Ali, the final outcome was the result of mutual efforts with the three additional editors, writer Alev Adil, Bahriye Kemal and writer Maria Petrides. Published by the highly esteemed London-based publishers Saqi Books, in partnership with Commonwealth Writers, the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation, Nicosia Beyond Barriers has already been stocked by various local and online bookshops.When Mehmet Ali returned to a Cyprus of heightened intercommunal violence in the late 1960s with the hope of transferring from the UK her work as an established champion of anti-racism and multi-culturalism, she found what continues to be “a highly militarised society, where a functioning civil society and human rights don’t exist, particularly in Nicosia”.Though the struggle for a united Cyprus goes beyond its capital, the anthology focuses on Nicosia due to its role as “a laboratory for the struggle, for the creation of new relations between all communities without barriers,” Mehmet Ali said.“Nicosia is closest to the forbidden zone that we need to challenge, but also due to this proximity, we are closest to the attempts to impose an impossibility of change, the idea that you can’t imagine anything beyond these borders that have been put in place,” she added.The importance of the anthology lies in the power that Mehmet Ali ascribes to literature, which she calls a revolutionary tool.“The first rebellions and questioning start in literature, in the intellectuals, the writers, the poets, who dare to question, to imagine, to envisage, in people who have a vision which is reflected in their stories and their poetry, and which will impact what sort of society we want.”Beyond being the field to put barrier-defying tactics to the test, Nicosia is also what Mehmet Ali views as the locus of abnormality and absurdity, an absurdity that is normalised to the extent that it is internalised, damaging its inhabitants’ intellectual and mental health, their spirit, vision and imagination.“As a person born in undivided Nicosia, I think you must be crazy to accept that it is divided,” Mehmet Ali asserts. “Nicosia life is full of compromises: I have to carry an ID with me everywhere, something I never did in London, and show that ID four times just to cross and return from a 50-metre road.”In a context where barriers are multiple and everchanging, Mehmet Ali says we can’t speak of a definitive solution to the problem, “which has a finality about it, a static end point”.The point is, she says, to keep moving over, under, through barriers, to get unstuck from the limits imposed by them, as has been the goal of the bulk of her work, all of which seems to culminate in the ethos of the new anthology publication.Cyclists beyond barriersFounding Cyclists Across Barriers (CAB) in 2012 alongside co-director Costas Constantinou, Mehmet Ali wanted to show that “you cannot be stuck where you are now, putting a little line across as if you can’t cycle across it, as if you have to turn around and cycle in a sort of stupid roundabout, getting locked in that stupidity of mind that prevents you from imagining what is truly possible.”The methodology of CAB rides, which told an alternative history of the capital, and which united the city but did not shy away from its ugly history, were soon transferred to the world of literature, with Mehmet Ali developing five workshops which took literature to the streets of NicosiaIn both workshops, Mehmet Ali described, she saw the disintegration of perceptions and identities of persons who have never crossed before, some of which had only mental images of places beyond the border in sepia, and others who subsequently went through the very painful process of having to rebuild their identity after they realised the myths they were fed by parents, schools, media.Initially, Memet Ali said, the idea was to feature the work produced by participants of those workshops, but the strong desire to discover literatures of Nicosia that reflect the diversity of the capital and of Cyprus, coupled with the urge to not restrict or impose barriers on the anthology in any way, gave way to an open call launched five years ago.“By then the Literary Agency Cyprus was also established,” Mehmet Ali said, guiding the anthology through the process to its current publication.  Nicosia Beyond Barriers: Voice from a Divided City is published by Saqi Books Price 15 eurosYou May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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