The CGI magic of Game of Thrones fiery finale revealed

first_img More than 300 artists worked on various CGI aspects of the show, including ships, castles and huge bloodthirsty battles. The dragon team alone consisted of almost 40 artists.This last season of Game of Thrones had a lot of close-ups of Daenerys’ dragon Drogon. Martin and the team worked hard to make sure Drogon showed emotion through facial expressions during so many moving moments, especially the shocking climactic death.game-of-thrones-season-8-episode-6-drogon-dead-daenerysDrogon’s expression was a critical element of this scene. HBO “It was important to not over-animate the dragon or to humanize him too much,” Martin told me. “Drogon should always be a lizard, still stay the animal. Our guideline was how we see our own pets — we can read their emotions even though they can’t talk and have a different physiognomy. We had to tread a fine line.”Having worked on Star Trek Into Darkness and The Hunger Games, Martin has won two Emmys for his work on Thrones. As well as designing dragons and building the Iron Throne itself, his team were also responsible for building a mighty armada of menacing ships.game-of-thrones-season-8-episode-4-euron-shipThis shot sails by entirely in CGI. HBO “As VFX artists, we love to start with something real like a filmed background plate, which we will enhance or augment or build on top of,” Martin said. “In this case the establishing shot was full CGI, but needed to match the set ship we see in the following shots. To avoid any guessing, we started by collecting as many real references as possible. We selected photos with a similar light situation, sails and rigging, as well as a similar framing and references for ocean and white water.”The hull of each ship was animated by digital artists, while the sails and water were created by special simulation software using algorithms to mimic the movement of real surfaces. “The sails and rigging react to the ship’s movement in relationship to the wind blowing,” Martin added. “The ocean is a fluid simulation with waves and white water created by the hull slicing through.”The Iron Throne goes up in flames. HBO Since this was the finale of Game of Thrones, Martin hopes fans paid close attention to Daenerys’ reaction upon finally seeing the Iron Throne. Pixomondo worked on Daenerys’ dream sequence in season 2, which foreshadowed her entering the throne room as snow fell around her. “So now, several years later, we could do the actual moment happening with lots of recognizable shots,” said Martin.Eagle-eyed viewers may spot a few differences between seasons 2 and 8, however. “The ceiling structure has changed a lot,” said Martin, “as the throne room got redesigned for the best visual impact on the sequence.”Needless to say, working on the powerful ending to Game of Thrones gave Martin quite a few memorable moments. VFX vendors like Pixomondo generally work in their offices rather than on set, but the show’s overall VFX producer Steve Kullback and VFX supervisor Joe Bauer invited Martin to the set for the end sequence. “That was special,” Martin said. “Having spent so much time upfront with this scene, seeing it all come together on the soundstage was a very rewarding moment. After eight years of raising the dragons and having had all these adventures with them and Dany, we could finally help to finish her journey.” 187 Photos 3:38 1 Comment Now playing: Watch this: Game of Thrones season 8 VFX breakdown Game of Thrones HBO Filmmakers See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos Tags The Game of Thrones series finale was a fiery CGI masterpiece.  HBO The ending of Game of Thrones ignited a firestorm of controversy among fans. But whatever you thought about the story, it’s fair to say the final season of HBO’s smash hit fantasy series was pretty spectacular. We took a look at how the unforgettable final scenes were conjured through the artistry of cutting-edge computer-generated imagery.Caution: spoilers ahead! game-of-thrones-spoilersIn the aftermath of one of the bloodiest battles ever seen in the show, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) faced her lover Jon Snow (Kit Harington) — who in turn found himself facing Drogon, a very angry dragon.In a new Game of Thrones season 8 VFX breakdown reel from effects company Pixomondo, fans can see how CGI brought these gutwrenching moments to life. You can watch the video below, while to find out more, we talked exclusively to the company’s award-winning visual effects supervisor Sven Martin. TV and Movies Share your voicelast_img read more

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SEBI Asks PACL to Refund ₹49000 Crore and Stop Raising Money from

first_imgThe Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has ordered Pearl Agrotech Corp Ltd (PACL) to refund ₹49,000 crore to the investors along with a three-month interest, and has also asked the company to stop raising money from them.This step is the biggest crackdown on a large scale unlawful scheme after the Saradha Scam and is over twice the size of Sahara’s illicit scam.PACL is said to have collected money from depositors and invested in agricultural land across the country. SEBI said that the total number of PACL investors would be 5.85 crore, and that it would file a complaint with the state government or local police to register a criminal case against PACL, reported Economic Times.”Total amount mobilised comes to a whooping (sic) Rs 49,100 crore. This figure could have been even more if PACL would have provided details of funds mobilised during April 1, 2012 to February 25, 2013. The collection of such huge funds suggests that PACL has many more customers than the stated 1.22 crore,” ET quoted SEBI’s statement.In February this year, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case against the promoter of PACL and its subsidiary firm PGF limited, after which the agency conducting an inquiry, as directed by the Supreme Court, into allegations of collection of huge deposits from the public, reported Business Standard.The company claimed to have paid a commission of ₹7893.8 crore up to March 2012. It said that the firm had 5.8 crore customers, which is more than twice the 2.2 crore demat accounts in India.”It is difficult to believe a person in Uttar Pradesh will purchase 100-150 yards of agricultural land 2,000 km away. The lack of maintenance of proper records/data is a clear indication the activities of PACL are in the nature of a Ponzi scheme,” the court said.According to Court’s order, not a single person has received land even after eight years. The company operated through a network of 250 associate companies to avoid state laws on land ownership.Timeline:Mar 4, 1998: SEBI writes to PACL about its schemesMar 23, 1998: PACL replies to the SEBI order, challenges its jurisdictionMay 26, 1999: Delhi High Court directs SEBI to appoint auditors for ascertaining the genuineness of PACL’s transactionsFeb 22, 2000: Report highlights deficienciesNov 16, 2000: Delhi High Court appoints K Swamidurai to verify transactionsJun 24, 2002: SEBI passes order, saying PACL schemes fall under CISNov 28, 2003: High court of judicature for Rajasthan, Jaipur, says PACL schemes not CISFeb 26, 2013: Supreme Court sets aside high court orderAug 22, 2014: SEBI passes order asking company to refund Rs 49,100 crore and asked to stop raising money from investors.last_img read more

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Bidders line up for Indias first airport mall

first_imgLeading property developers have entered the fray to build India’s first airport mall. The mall, which would come up at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi is expected to be built with a budget of Rs. 600 crore.The five companies that have qualified are DLF, Bharti Land, Phoenix Mills, K Raheja Corp and Xander Group. The mall will be spread across an area of 2 million sq. ft and would cater to passengers as well as Delhi and Gurgaon residents, who live in the surrounding areas, Mint reported.The companies are required to submit detailed bids by May.”The proposed integrated retail development is going through bidding process as per and in accordance with statutory requirements/provisions of OMDA (Operations, Management and Development Agreement) and with approval of the DIAL board,” a Delhi airport spokesperson was quoted as saying by the publication.The spokesperson further added that a request for qualification (RFQ), which helps shortlist firms qualified to build a project for retail developments, was reportedly issued on Nov. 5, 2015.”India doesn’t have the mall of this scale yet. When one builds mall of such a scale, it usually becomes a destination for people from all over. The size is such that it can accommodate everyone, so retailers do not want to miss out,” Ashutosh Limaye, research head of property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle’s India unit, was quoted as saying by Mint.Last month, the Delhi International Airport Limited or DIAL had submitted aviation secretary RN Choubey plans of expanding the infrastructure of IGI airport and constructing a fourth runway, which if approved, would be completed by 2020. DIAL is a joint venture company collectively owned by the GMR group, Airport Authority of India and Fraport that operates the IGI airport. The Delhi airport is India’s largest airport in terms of passenger traffic and is the base for Air India, Indigo and Vistara airlines.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

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Rohingya repatriation wont begin Tuesday

first_imgRohingya refugee. Photo: Syful-IslamThe repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar due to begin Tuesday will be delayed, a Bangladesh official said, citing the huge task of preparing transit centres and approving lists of returnees.Bangladesh’s Refugee Relief and Repatriation commissioner Abul Kalam Azad did not give a revised starting date for plans by his country and Myanmar to repatriate some 750,000 refugees who fled unrest and a military crackdown in Rakhine state.”We have not made the preparations required to send back people from tomorrow. A lot of preparation is still needed,” Azad on Monday.A “rigorous process” was required before repatriation could begin, including building transit centres and compiling a list of potential returnees for verification by Myanmar, he said.Two sites near the border had been identified by authorities for possible transit sites where refugees would be housed before handed over to Myanmar, Azad said.”Without completing this, we cannot send these people back all of a sudden. This work is ongoing,” he said.The repatriation process is expected to take two years.Rights groups and the UN have said any repatriation of the Rohingya, who face desperate conditions in overcrowded camps near the countries’ shared border, must be voluntary.Refugees have protested against the prospect of return, with many describing atrocities including murder, rape and arson attacks on their homes.Concerns have also been raised about conditions in Myanmar, where many Rohingya settlements have been burned to the ground by soldiers and Buddhist mobs.Bangladesh has sought to assure the international community that the operation would involve the UN’s refugee agency.last_img read more

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Pinkathon 2016 – A running affair

first_imgPinkathon, an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle for women and issues like breast cancer, successfully concluded their fourth edition yesterday at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in the national Capital. Pinkathon is a unique initiative that encourages women to incorporate a fitness programme into their daily lives by promoting simple activities like walking and running. Running addresses most of the top ten ways to help prevent breast cancer; it not only promotes well-being but also raises immunity levels thereby improving health to help fight diseases like cancer. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMore than 9,000 women across age groups and from all different segments of the society participated enthusiastically in the V wash Plus 3 km, Mia by Tanishq 5 km, Sofit Soya Milk  10 km and UN’s He for She 21 km categories. Flagging off the run was super-model, actor, fitness enthusiast avid barefoot runner and Pinkathon founder, Milind Soman along with prominent women personalities like RJ Heena from RED FM who expressed their wholehearted supported for the noble cause. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveRunning in its fourth edition, the event garnered support from eminent personalities.  Some of the noteworthy participants in the run were a group of 30 visually impaired girls and 48 hearing impaired girls. Additionally the run witnessed a squad of cancer survivors and 10 baby wearing mothers carrying babies just a few months old. The run had participants as young as four months and as old as 84 years.Commenting on the success of Pinkathon Delhi, Milind Soman said, “Pinkathon is more than a marathon. It is the seed of change. It is the beginning of a movement carried forward by a growing community of empowered women across India, who share a belief that a healthy family, a healthy nation and a healthy world begins with empowered women. The first step in empowerment is taking control of your own health, respecting yourself and understanding and celebrating the values you bring to your family and society. Empowerment is not a gift from the society; it is a gift you give yourself. We are delighted to have such a diverse crowd right from young school students and housewives, to cancer survivors, underprivileged and visually impaired girls participating in Pinkathon.”Reema Sanghavi, co-founder of Pinkathon said, “Pinkathon is close to my heart. I am passionate about this noble cause of health & fitness for all women. Pinkathon will be organized in 8 cities in India in 2016. I am simply overwhelmed with tremendous response in Bangalore and this will certainly motivate us to do much more going forward.”last_img read more

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Ahead of EUs vote on new copyright rules EFF releases 5 key

first_imgThe Electronic frontier foundation is taking part in copyright week. Their motto, “Copyright should encourage more speech, not act as a legal cudgel to silence it.” According to EFF, copyright law often belongs in a majority to the media and entertainment industries, with little to no effect on other domains. Following this, EFF has teamed with other organizations to participate in Copyright Week. They talk about five copyright issues which can help build a set of principles for the copyright law. Participating organizations for this year include Association of research libraries, Authors Alliance, Copyright for creativity, Disco, Ifixit, Rstreet, Techdirt, and Wikimedia. For the year 2019, they have highlighted five issues and the whole week they will be releasing blog posts and actions on these issues on their blog and on Twitter. EFF’s copyright issues for this year: Copyright as a Tool of Censorship Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right essential to a functioning democracy. Copyright should encourage more speech, not act as a legal cudgel to silence it. Device and Digital Ownership As the things we buy increasingly exist either in digital form or as devices with software, we also find ourselves subject to onerous licensing agreements and technological restrictions. If you buy something, you should be able to truly own it–meaning you can learn how it works, repair it, remove unwanted features, or tinker with it to make it work in a new way. Public Domain and Creativity Copyright policy should encourage creativity, not hamper it. Excessive copyright terms inhibit our ability to comment, criticize, and rework our common culture. Safe Harbors Safe harbor protections allow online intermediaries to foster public discourse and creativity. Safe harbor status should be easy for intermediaries of all sizes to attain and maintain. Filters Whether as a result of corporate pressure or regulation, over-reliance on automated filters to patrol copyright infringement presents a danger to free expression on the Internet. This month EU is all set to vote on new copyright rules. These new copyright laws have received major opposition from Europeans. Per EFF, the Articles 11 and 13, also known as the “censorship machines” rule and the “link tax” rule, have the power to crush small European tech startups and expose half a billion Europeans to mass, unaccountable algorithmic censorship. Per the Article 13 of the law, online platforms would be required to use algorithmic filters to unilaterally determine whether content anyone uploads, from social media posts to videos, infringes copyright, and would penalize companies that allow a user to infringe copyright, but not companies that overblock and censor their users. The outcome will be censorship of massive proportions. The Directive is now in the hands of the European member-states. EFF urges people from Sweden, Germany, Luxembourg, and Poland to contact their ministers to convey their concern about Article 13 and 11. Read Next Reddit takes stands against the EU copyright directives; greets EU redditors with ‘warning box’ GitHub updates developers and policymakers on EU copyright Directive at Brussels What the EU Copyright Directive means for developers – and what you can dolast_img read more

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Fishermen protest as lawmakers flipflop on shrimp trawling

first_imgMore than 600 fishermen and environmentalists united Thursday morning to protest a bill that would reinstate shrimp trawling in Costa Rican waters. Shouting the rhyme,“Pesca arrastre es un desastre,” the group of several hundred wound their way around the San José city block where the Legislative Assembly is located.“This is to protest 50 years of industrial boats killing everything in the ocean and leaving us artisanal fishermen with nothing,” Francisco Hernández, a fisherman from Puntarenas, told The Tico Times.The protest is the latest in an ongoing battle over the fishing practice’s legality in Costa Rican waters, which has been contested since the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) declared trawling unconstitutional last August. The court’s ruling banned the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (Incopesca) from renewing or issuing new shrimp trawling licenses, but allowed boats with active licenses to continue operating until their licenses expire. Fishermen and environmentalists gather outside the Legislative Assembly Thursday to protest shrimp trawling. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesBut celebrations from environmentalists and artisan fishermen who opposed the practice were short-lived. The same day, Rodolfo Sotomayor, a lawmaker from the Pacific coastal province of Puntarenas, presented a bill to make trawling legal again. The bill hinges on the wording of the Sala IV ruling that said the practice was illegal because it was unsustainable. The bill’s supporters claim that through regulation they can make trawling sustainable.“We can regulate it without getting rid of it,” Luis Dobles, the executive president of Incopesca and a supporter of the bill, told The Tico Times. “The problem right now is that there isn’t much regulation, but we can fix that.”The draft of the bill was approved by a special committee in the Legislative Assembly three weeks ago and could go to the floor for debate any day.If passed, Incopesca would be able to renew 39 trawling licenses that are currently active when they expire, but they could not issue new licenses. The five boat captains whose licenses have expired following the ban would also be ineligible for renewal. According to the Spanish-language daily La Nación, approximately 60 people lost jobs after the first licenses expired, causing groups of shrimp trawlers to protest in Puntarenas last month.Román Chavarría, a representative for the shrimp trawlers, told La Nación in February:“There is an effect that the justices who approved [the ban] forgot, and that is the damage they are doing to business owners and workers in the [shrimping] sector.”Sotomayor and his supporters say the bill would save jobs that have not already been lost. Opponents claim continuing trawling will hurt the fishing industry more than it will help it, and that preserving jobs is just an excuse for Incopesca – a long-time supporter of industrial fishing – to maintain the practice.“This bill is just a trick designed to create false expectations and take advantage of the needs of shrimp trawling families,” said lawmaker Jorge Gamboa, the only legislator who opposed the bill in commission. “The bill does not resolve a single problem, it just authorizes shrimp trawling in order to authorize shrimp trawling.” Protesters gathered in fake fishing nets to protest shrimp trawling. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesEnvironmental groups also say the new bill does not meet the scientific requirements to show that it would make trawling sustainable. The only new restrictions on trawling would be the required use of fish excluder devices to limit bycatch. According to MarViva, the ocean conservation group leading the charge against trawling in the country, these devices have never been studied in Costa Rica.The lack of scientific evidence has led many lawmakers to oppose the bill, including former presidential candidate José María Villalta  of the Broad Front Party, who attended Thursday’s protest.“A small group is benefiting from these licenses. They are taking everything from the ocean and not leaving room for others,” Villalta said in a speech at the protest. “They are killing our countries riches and we are not going to allow our children and grandchildren to pay the price for this.”Even if the bill is shot down, it will still be another five years before the last active license expires. According to environmental groups, no real fishery recuperation can be done until that time.“We as environmentalists have made alliances with artisanal fishermen who want to fish sustainably and to protect threatened species,” said Randall Arauz, president of the conservation group Pretoma, “but we can’t develop those types of programs now because a shrimping boat will come along and destroy something fishermen have worked on for months all in one day.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica Ombudsman’s Office pushes for better marine conservation President Chinchilla pushes for elimination of Incopesca’s board of directors Tuna company, fishermen and environmental groups squabble over unpublished fishing decree Fight over shrimp trawling continues in legislaturelast_img read more

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Georgian opposition claims repression

first_img 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Ivanishvili also had Russian citizenship from living in Russia during the 1990s, but he renounced that when he launched his campaign.The authorities have accused Ivanishvili of buying votes by handing out free satellite TV dishes and offering cars to his party and other campaign funding violations, and fined him tens of millions of dollars.A top Ivanishvili ally, retired football star Kakhi Kaladze, has had his bank accounts frozen due to suspected money laundering. On Friday, the Tbilisi City Court ruled that Kaladze’s contributions to Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream were illegal and ordered him to pay a fine of more than $10 million within a week, but kept his accounts blocked.Meanwhile, Ivanishvili’s activists complain that local officials seek to prevent them from campaigning and meeting voters across Georgia.“By pulling out all the stops to block a legitimate political rival, Saakashvili has to some extent damaged his democratic credentials,” said Gemma Ferst, a Caucasus analyst with the Eurasia Group, a New-York based political risk consultancy.Nodar Chachua, a journalist at a TV channel funded by Ivanishvili charges that security officials have demanded he spy and inform on his colleagues and on Ivanishvili _ and threatened to release an old video of him having sex with an ex-girlfriend if he refused. Saakashvili boasts that Georgia has become a “beacon of democracy” since he took office in 2004. But critics charge that democracy is dimming: Opposition leaders, watchdogs and journalists complain of official intimidation and accuse the government of resorting to Soviet methods of clamping down on dissent.The small, but strategically located South Caucasus nation is the West’s most loyal ally in a troubled region. The United States has indicated it will be closely monitoring the Oct. 1 parliamentary election and the state of democracy there.Ahead of the vote, Bidzina Ivanishvili, the multibillionaire who leads the largest opposition grouping, has been hit with gargantuan fines and stripped of his citizenship. The global watchdog Amnesty International last month urged the government to “stop violence against (the) opposition ahead of elections.” In February, UN special rapporteur Maina Kiai voiced alarm over an “increasing climate of fear and intimidation against opposition parties, labor unions and members of non-governmental organizations.”There’s no doubt that the energetic, U.S.-educated Saakashvili has driven impressive reforms since leading the peaceful Rose Revolution demonstrations in 2003 that drove out a sclerotic and corrupt regime. The traffic police once infamous for extorting bribes from motorists have been transformed into a respected force. Formerly suffocating bureaucracy has been streamlined by establishing offices where citizens can obtain birth certificates or register businesses in a matter of minutes. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Comments   Share   Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The Saakashvili camp also portrays Ivanishvili as a Kremlin stooge, pointing to Russia as the source of his wealth. “In today’s Russia, these kinds of things do not happen without close affiliation with … the Kremlin,” said Bokeria. Ivanishvili denies those allegations.Aslan Chanidze, who runs a media freedom NGO in Batumi, said that Ivanishvili may have his own faults, but his entry into politics will make the election and Georgian politics as a whole more competitive.“When Misha came to power, everybody fell in love with him, but in Georgia, you must understand that you cannot make an idol of one person,” Chanidze said, using Saakashvili’s nickname. “I don’t want there to be just one party, I want there to be many parties, I want pluralism.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Associated PressBATUMI, Georgia (AP) – Wherever she goes, journalist Ekaterine Dugladze is followed by a group of men carrying video cameras. Saying they’re reporters, they shove microphones into her face and pester her with meaningless questions and vulgar remarks.Dugladze, who works for an opposition-funded news agency, claims they’re henchman of President Mikhail Saakashvili sent to harass her.“They prevent me not only from working, but even from moving around,” said Dugladze. “This is the authorities’ way of responding to the questions we ask them.” Sponsored Stories “This is not a democracy, these are typical Soviet methods of dealing with society,” said Chachua, 26, who works for Channel 9, owned by Ivanishvili’s wife. Prosecutors are investigating his claims.Giga Bokeria, head of Georgia’s security council and a top ally of Saakashvili, dismisses allegations that freedom of speech is under threat, saying that the government in fact tolerates a raucous, anything-goes press environment. He would not comment on Chachua’s allegations until the end of the probe.Georgian media are “very active, very critical, and sometimes there is an aggressive message toward the current government, which is again completely legitimate and legal,” Bokeria told AP.The security chief cited a recently enacted law that increases Georgians’ access to television networks critical of the government for the next two months ahead of the election as evidence of the government’s commitment to freedom of speech.Bokeria said the men trailing Dugladze, the journalist, are rival reporters who are copying the opposition network’s aggressive methods.“This was a new tactic established by Info 9 itself and then the reaction came which (mimics) their behavior toward local public officials,” Bokeria said. “We have no authority over how media outlets on either side of the political spectrum behave.” The 56-year-old Ivanishvili, whose party is called Georgian Dream, made most of his estimated $6.4 billion fortune in the Russian banking and mining industries and has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on charity projects in Georgia.Ivanishvili’s entry into politics has energized and united Georgia’s notoriously fragmented opposition and he has emerged as Saakashvili’s main opponent.Saakashvili’s party remains Georgia’s most popular but Georgian Dream is gaining ground. A June opinion survey by U.S.-based National Democratic Institute suggested that Saakashvili’s United National Movement leads the polls with 36 percent support, down from to 47 percent in February, while Georgian Dream has 18 percent, up from 10 percent.“I’ve taken the mask off his face: he is not a democrat, he is a pure dictator,” Ivanishvili told The Associated Press in an interview at his residence outside the Black Sea resort city of Batumi. “It doesn’t even smell of democracy here.”Ever since Ivanishvili announced his political ambitions, he has faced an array of legal actions against him.The government stripped Ivanishvili of his Georgian passport last year because, while Georgian from birth, he also holds a French passport from years living in France _ and Georgia prohibits dual nationality. That effectively banned Ivanishvili from the race. But Saakashvili relented under Western pressure and pushed through a law allowing EU citizens to run for office. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories Saakashvili has rooted out corruption in the education system by introducing standardized university admission exams, ending the notorious practice of parents bribing university officials to get their children accepted. Georgia now ranks 64th on the Corruption Perception Index compiled by Transparency International watchdog, compared to 130th in 2005.The president has also assiduously pursued closer relations with the European Union and NATO and Georgia has contributed sizable troop contingents to the international military campaign in Afghanistan.“Saakashvili’s best legacy will be as Georgia’s great modernizer,” said Thomas de Waal, a Caucasus scholar at Carnegie Endowment.But critics say that Saakashvili’s reforms came at the expense of democratic freedoms.In 2007, police used tear gas to break up demonstrations calling for his ouster and temporarily banned newscasts by independent television stations. Saakashvili’s popularity also soured after the devastating five-day war with Russia in 2008, which damaged the impoverished nation’s infrastructure, turned tens of thousands of people into refugees and tightened Russia’s grip on two separatist regions. Last year, police violently dispersed protesters who had occupied the capital’s main avenue for days. A policeman and a demonstrator died after being hit by a car speeding from the scene.last_img read more

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Afghan officials Foreign fighters involved in Kunduz attack

first_img 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes The battle in Kunduz began April 24. Thousands of army reinforcements have been deployed to the city. Officials had feared in the days following the attack that Kunduz could fall to the Taliban.Provincial Gov. Mohammad Omer Safi said the bodies of 18 foreigners had been retrieved from the battlefield, found to be from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Chechnya.Safi said the foreign fighters provided technical and financial support to the Taliban fighters who he believed were fresh graduates from madrassas in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan with little battlefield experience.“Our forces have seen well-dressed forces with covered faces. We can’t ignore the presence of Daesh here, but we also heard that there were differences among insurgents themselves,” said provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Sabor Nasrati, using an Arabic acronym from the Islamic State group.At least 100,000 people have fled their homes around Kunduz amid the assault, said Mans Nyberg, a spokesman for the U.N.’s High Commissioner for Refugees in Kabul.The Taliban’s spring offensive has seen the militants take their anti-government fight to most regions of the country, with eastern areas near the Pakistan border, like Paktia province. On Thursday, gunmen there killed a police officer and a civilian at a cricket match and kidnapped 36 people, said Gen. Zelmai Oryakhail, the province’s police chief. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault that threatened to overrun a northern Afghan city involved a number of foreign fighters, officials said Saturday, a battle that saw at least 100,000 people flee their homes.Kunduz’s provincial governor and its police chief suggested the foreign fighters could be part of a small contingent of militants who pledged their loyalty to an Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan, but offered no other evidence to support their claim. All but three of the abductees had been freed, he said. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, though officials suspect the Taliban carried it out.___Associated Press writer Rahim Faiez contributed to this story.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. How men can have a healthy 2019 New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

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A legend rises again with the Nile RitzCarlton Cairo

first_imgA legend rises again with the Nile Ritz-Carlton, CairoMajestic in appearance, sophisticated in design and peerless in pedigree, The Nile Ritz-Carlton Cairo marks the return of an icon to the Egyptian capital. The historic property will reopen under Ritz-Carlton’s stewardship in late summer, heralding a new era of luxury hospitality in the heart of Cairo.The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo will open in the late summer of this year. The hotel is undergoing a complete renovation whilst retaining many of the original features, reminding guests of the cherished memories of days gone by, yet well-prepared to host a new generation of guests with a desire to uncover the mystique of the historic city. With the hotel nearing the handover stage, finishing touches will be made on its extensive renovation and with the help of Ladies and Gentlemen of the Ritz-Carlton, its rich culture of service in the hotel’s famed premises will be established.“The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo will amplify the hotel’s classic legacy with a contemporary approach. As a brand, we are proud of instilling in all our properties, a distinct personality rooted in a sense of place and history,” commented Hervé Humler, President & Chief Operations Officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. “By complementing the property’s natural strengths with our focus on bespoke service, diverse experiences and rich memories, we aim to reinstate the hotel as pride of national tourism in the country.”Source = Ritz Carltonlast_img read more

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Hike up to Braşov Fortress Work off the extra loa

first_imgHike up to Braşov FortressWork off the extra load from lunch and head north through Parc Central towards the hilltop citadel, Braşov Fortress, for a 360-degree panorama. It’s a relatively easy 1.2km (or 20-minute) uphill walk from Old Town Braşov, with evocative stone ruins and thick oak forest as you get close to the top. The castle dates back to 1524 and has been occupied by several imperial armies throughout Braşov’s history before becoming a prison, although it’s purpose nowadays is somewhat less forbidding – it’s home to the Cetate Restaurant, decked with original shields, weapons and painted wood furniture. Order tea or a snack to nose around the old artefacts. Visit the Black ChurchAt one corner of the Piaţa Sfatului square, you’ll find the Biserica Neagră or Black Church (open everyday except Monday). This massive Gothic church took almost 100 years to build, between 1383 and 1480, and was named for its exterior which took on a blackish colour after a fire in 1689. Watch out for the scrape marks outside the church — some locals swear they are from soldiers’ sharpened swords more than a century ago. Walk along ‘Europe’s Narrowest Street’Weave your way in to the small alleys behind the Black Church and hold your breath for one of the tiniest alleyways you’ll ever see. Strada Sforii, or ‘Rope Street’, measures between 44 and 53 inches in width. Originally built as a corridor for firemen, this narrow street was first recorded in seventeenth century documents and offers a fascinating – if claustrophobic – peek at Medieval life. Catch the Trumpeter’s Tower ShowBefore your stomach starts to rumble, hightail it back to the Piaţa Sfatului to catch the city’s oldest show. Towering over the centre of the square is the 1420 Casa Sfatului or Council House, topped by the Trumpeter’s Tower, originally a watchtower to spy on approaching barbarians. At noon everyday, musicians dressed in traditional costumes trumpet songs from the top of the tower like figures in a Swiss clock. EVENINGShop at Strada RepubliciiWalk or ride back down the mountain and head back towards the city centre to hit the shops along the pedestrianised street of Strada Republicii. This is the liveliest thoroughfare in the city and the best place to pick up any souvenirs, local produce or antiques that take your fancy. The boulevard is packed to the brim with European highstreet brands, but veer off to a side alley and you’ll find charming little second-hand stores and bookshops just begging to be browsed. Take the cable car up Mount TampaBy this time, you can’t have failed to notice the bulk of Mount Tampa looming overhead. If you’ve had enough walking for one day, jump on the cable car south of the Old Town at Brediceanu Alley and you’ll be at the 3,000 metre-high peak in five minutes (under £3 for a return trip; closed on Mondays). This was the location of the original defensive citadel, but it was destroyed when the ferocious prince Vlad The Impaler (aka the closest thing to a real-life Dracula) attacked Braşov in the fifteenth century. From the upper cable car station, walk five minutes along the hiking trail to the back of the Braşov ‘Hollywood sign’ (yep, there is one) and drink in the best views of the city. Brasov made our top ten things to do in Romania – check out the list to visit Dracula’s Castle and more! Check in at Bella MuzicaReady to hit the hay? Unwind at the elegant Bella Muzica hotel (Piata Sfatului 19), within flopping distance just across the street from the main square. 400-year-old Neoclassical design, wooden-beam ceilings and terracotta floors all add to the ambiance but even if you’re not spending the night, come over and check out the restaurant/bar tucked underground in a candlelit wine cellar; there are plenty of plush, high-backed chairs to sink into with a nightcap. Room rates start from £47 a night.center_img Dinner at SergianaEnd the day with a bang at the local’s favourite, Restaurant Sergiana (Mureşenilor 28). With its exposed brick vaults and wooden paneling, this underground restaurant stays true to its Saxon roots and boasts an equally medieval emphasis on meat, serving massive portions of sirloin steak, pork ribs and wild boar. Don’t forget to try local staple, ciorba ardeleneasca, Transylvanian sour soup with tarragon. Pair that with a big mug of Ursus beer and you’ll be singing along with the waiters well past dinnertime! AFTERNOONLunch at Restaurant GustariFor a taste of traditional Romanian fare, head on to Restaurant Gustari (Piata Sfatului 14) just off the main square and looking over to the Council House. Try the unofficial national dish, sarmale or cabbage rolls, but leave room for clatite brasovene, savoury crisped pancakes wrapped around minced veal and sour cream, a Braşov speciality. Wash it all down with a shot of pálinka, traditional Romanian fruit brandy commonly drank throughout the Carpathian region. MORNINGBreakfast at Bistro de l’ArteFuel up your body with a hefty breakfast at one of the best cafés in town, Bistro de l’Arte(Piața George Enescu 11Bis, off Strada Republicii). This boho joint is tucked down a quiet side street, in a shabby old building — but don’t be fooled by its appearance. The European menu offers refined cuisine and a variety of breakfast combos. Treat yourself to their signature Bistro de l’Arte breakfast set with a full range of pastries, eggs, ham, salami and champagne for 35 leu (just over £6).People-watch on Piaţa SfatuluiAfter the energy boost, head around the corner on to Piaţa Sfatului, or Council Square, to start your walking tour of the city in the centre of the Old Town. What is now an energetic area, fringed by cafés, souvenir shops and restaurants, actually has an interesting – and dark – history. 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first_imgThe Latest: Trump says he doesn’t think Winfrey will run by The Associated Press Posted Jan 9, 2018 7:16 am PDT Last Updated Jan 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This image released by NBC shows Oprah Winfrey accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP) center_img WASHINGTON – The Latest on Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes (all times local):1 p.m.President Donald Trump says he would beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential contest but doesn’t think she will run.Trump spoke Tuesday at the White House as he met with lawmakers on immigration. He says, “Oprah would be a lot of fun.” But he says, “I don’t think she’s going to run.”The president added that he appeared on one of the media mogul’s final shows and knows her “very well.”Winfrey gave an impassioned speech Sunday night at the Golden Globes that has sparked talk about whether she might run for president.___10 a.m.Oprah Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King, is downplaying any suggestion that Winfrey might run for president.King, a CBS host, says that Winfrey is “intrigued by the idea” of a presidential bid in 2020, but that after a long conversation with her friend the night before, she doesn’t see it happening.King said: “She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way. But I don’t think she’s actively considering it at this time.”She added, “You always have the right to change her mind.”___8:40 a.m.President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka is endorsing Oprah Winfrey’s message, if not a political future, in a recent tweet.She wrote: “Just saw @Oprah’s empowering and inspiring speech at last night’s #GoldenGlobes. Let’s all come together, women & men, & say #TIMESUP! #UNITED.”Actress Alyssa Milano and others quickly chimed in, pointing out that Ivanka Trump’s tweet doesn’t mention that her father faces accusations of sexual misconduct by several women.Milano responded to Ivanka’s tweet: “Great! You can make a lofty donation to the Time’s Up Legal Defence Fund that is available to support your father’s accusers.”___12:49 a.m.The idea of bumper stickers reading “Oprah 2020” may be a liberal fantasy, but some Democratic Party activists are chattering about a Winfrey for president campaign anyway.Winfrey’s impassioned speech Sunday night at the Golden Globes sparked talk about whether she might follow in the footsteps of another wildly wealthy media star who jumped into politics by campaigning for the highest office in the land, Donald Trump.In receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Winfrey spoke of her humble upbringing and her childhood respect for civil rights heroes. But it was her support of women calling out sexual harassment that fueled talk among Democrats in states where presidential runs usually begin, Iowa and New Hampshire.Last fall Winfrey dismissed the notion of running for president.last_img read more

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Credit: Seven NewsKCCI reported Garrett Hayim, Disrespectful dickhead"Amazing efforts from Emelia – though its a massive pity that she had to deal with it in the first place lets face it Featured Image Credit: News Dog Media Topics: News World news Us news AwesomeThere are no signs that Alexis 34 was targeting anybody in the September 16 shooting at the Navy Yard in southeast Washington said Valerie Parlave the FBI assistant director in charge of the Washington field office"We have found relevant communications on his electronic media which referenced the delusional belief that he was being controlled or influenced by extremely low frequency electromagnetic waves for the past three months" Parlave told a news conferenceSurveillance video released by the FBI showed Alexis driving a rented blue Toyota Prius into a Navy Yard parking garage shortly before 8 am Carrying a backpack he then entered the Naval Sea Systems Command building site of the shootings through a doorThe brief video also shows Alexis armed with a Remington shotgun and wearing dark clothing descending a stairway and walking along corridors in a crouch position weapon held at the readyPeople can be glimpsed at the end of one corridor Alexis peeks around corners and at one point aims the shotgun into a room but does not fireParlave said Alexis a government technology contractor had in his possession the shotgun which had a sawed-off barrel and stock and a pistol he obtained during the shooting’My ELF weaponScratched into the shotgun were the phrases "End to the torment" "Not what y’all say" "Better off this way" and "My ELF weapon" photos released by the FBI showed "ELF" is believed to stand for "extremely low frequency"The photos also showed the backpack hanging in a bathroom stall Alexis entered before starting his rampage He shot his first victim at 8:16 am and police received the first emergency call a minute later from the fourth floor of the building according to an FBI timelineAlexis who acted alone was killed by police on the third floor after exchanging fire with them for an hour Parlave saidThe shooting spree raised questions about how Alexis was able to get security clearance to enter the base despite a history of gun misuseAlexis had sought help for insomnia from two Veterans Administration hospitals He also told police in Rhode Island he had heard voices and felt vibrations through hotel room walls At the Pentagon Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter offered details on reviews meant to identify and close security gaps revealed by the shooting His timeline included a Defense Department-wide report to be ready in DecemberCarter acknowledged surprise at how Alexis’ 2007 background check failed to mention a 2004 shooting Alexis had used a gun to blow out car tires in Seattle three years before he joined the Navy and applied for a 10-year "secret" security clearance"What certainly caught my eye and the secretary’s eye is exactly that kind of thing: evidence that there was behavior well before the Washington Navy Yard incident" Carter saidHewlett-Packard Co said it had terminated its relationship with The Experts the subcontractor that employed Alexis at the Navy YardThe decision was based on what the company now knew about conduct by The Experts "including its failure to respond appropriately to Aaron Alexis’ mental health issues" said a Hewlett-Packard spokesmanHewlett-Packard did not elaborateThe Experts said it was disappointed by HP’s decision and noted that an HP site manager closely supervised Alexis"The Experts had no greater insight into Alexis’ mental health than HP particularly given that an HP site manager closely supervised him including during the events in Rhode Island" it said in a statement Emelia,N. an all-time high for the war-torn country. It has already said that his choice was on the strength of his Dalit caste which can only help build vote banks, Matt Bevin, Court documents say a woman’s life was endangered in the apartment building fire. This is the second poll released in the last two days which points at BJP majority in the upcoming polls. chair of the Smithsonian Congress of Scholars, Arthur M.

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