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Ouarzazate to Host the 4th edition of the National Festival of

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Meknes- The 4th edition of the National Festival of Ahouach Art will take place from August 10 to 12.The festival aims at preserving Ahouach art as an immortalized heritage that reflects the region’s culture and fosters the development of Ouarzazate.The festival will include a conference which will operate under the theme of “immaterial heritage in Morocco and Ahouach as a Model”. The festival will also be hosting a series of theater productions, art exhibitions, and musical performances of folkloric troops from the region. Also, more than 250 artists from well-known bands across the Kingdom will be performing. Bands include “Tamnoukalt from Zagora,” “Ahouach Awaz Awaz from Taroudanet,” “Afouss Ghoufouss from Guelmim,” Ahouach Ahoudjin from Azilal,” “Ahouach Adelssan and Ahouach Ounebla” from Ouarzazate which will also take part in illuminating the magnificence of the culture in the region. There will be also poetry and entertaining activities for children.Ahouach is a type of folkloric music which is to be played to a dance from southern of Morocco, and performed by men and women who play drums and sing in Tamazight.Ouarzazate also known as the Moroccan Hollywood, is a city in the southeast of Morocco and is a popular destination for international filmmakers.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

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Eid Al Fitr King Mohammed VI Pardons 755 Convicts

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Rabat – On the occasion of Eid Al Fitr, HM King Mohammed VI granted his pardon to 755 people sentenced by the different Moroccan courts, said a statement by the Justice ministry.The detained beneficiaries of the pardon are 576 and are divided into:– 01 inmate who benefited from pardon over his remaining prison term. – 554 prisoners who had their prison terms reduced.– Sentences for 02 convicts were commuted from death penalty to life imprisonment.– 19 inmates who had their prison sentences commuted from life imprisonment to fixed prison terms.The free beneficiaries of the pardon are 179 and are divided into:– 48 prisoners who benefited from pardon over their remaining prison terms.– 05 inmates who benefited from pardon over their imprisonment terms while their fines were maintained.– 06 inmates who benefited from pardon over their prison terms and fines as well.– 120 prisoners had their fines annulled.On this happy occasion, HM the King has granted his pardon to 11 of those convicted in cases of extremism and terrorism who participated in the third edition of the “Reconciliation” program (Musalaha), which responds to the requests for pardon that these detainees submit to HM the king after officially announcing their rejection of all forms of extremism and terrorism, and their firm commitment to the supreme values and sacredness of the Nation and national institutions.The beneficiaries of this royal initiative are divided into:– 08 inmates who benefited from pardon over their remaining prison terms.– 01 inmate who had his prison sentence commuted from life imprisonment to fixed prison terms.– 02 prisoners who had their prison terms reduced.Furthermore, and in consideration of the family and human circumstances of the persons sentenced in connection with the events in the Al Hoceima and Jerada regions, and in fulfillment of the Royal will on all occasions, HM the King granted his royal pardon to several convicted persons who did not commit crimes and serious acts during these events, the number of whom is 107 and are divided into:-60 prisoners who were pardoned as part of the Al Hoceima region events.-47 inmates who were pardoned as part of the Jerada region events. read more

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Number of global patent filings recovers in 2010 UN agency reports

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9 February 2011Strong growth from China, the Republic of Korea and Japan has helped to boost the number of patent applications filed worldwide last year, following the drop witnessed in 2009, the United Nations agency tasked with promoting the protection of intellectual property said today. Patents filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), an agreement administered by the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) that provides a simplified method for international patent filing, increased by 4.8 per cent in 2010. Provisional data shows that 162,900 international patent applications were filed last year, as compared to the 155,398 filed in 2009, WIPO stated in a news release.“Overall PCT filings recovered from the economic crisis-induced drop in 2009, almost reaching their 2008 level,” said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry. “The fast growth rates from East Asia reflect acceleration in the geographic diversification of innovative activities. This trend has many implications, not least an increased linguistic diversity of the technology that patent offices use as a basis for determining whether an invention is patentable,” he stated.The agency also noted that, despite the 1.7 per cent fall in patents filed by the United States in 2010, the country remains the largest user of the PCT system with 44,855 international applications filed, followed by Japan (32,156) and Germany (17,171). The Panasonic Corporation from Japan kept the top spot in the list of PCT applications published in 2010 (2,154), followed by Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corporation (1,863), and Qualcomm Incorporated from the US (1,677). The University of California accounted for the largest number of applications published in the category of academic institutions (306). The top four university PCT users are from the US (University of California, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Texas and University of Florida). The fastest growth in published applications was in the digital communication field, with an increase of 17.3 per cent in 2010 over the previous year, while almost every other field of technology experienced declines or modest growth. The sharpest decline in patenting was seen in the field of telecommunications, the agency added. read more

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Speaker discusses security issue with acting IGP

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Jayasundara has told the Speaker that extra police security had been placed near Parliament following reports that a group of university students may attempt to enter Parliament during a protest staged yesterday. The acting IGP has also told the Speaker that people visiting Parliament to meet any MP were not blocked by the police. Meanwhile Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said that the President or the Prime Minister do not give orders to the police as alleged by the opposition as the police is now independent.Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) leader Dinesh Gunawardena asked the Speaker yesterday if he was responsible for the strong army and police presence seen near Parliament yesterday. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has had a discussion with acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara on the police security seen outside Parliament yesterday.The Speaker informed Parliament today that he had sought a clarification from the acting IGP based on an issue raised by the opposition yesterday. The Speaker had dismissed the claim and said that he does not issue orders to the army or police and added that he will investigate who issued the orders. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Gambia UN adviser condemns Presidents reported threats against ethnic group

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In a note to correspondents, Adama Dieng, the UN Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, said that on 3 June in Tallinding, President Jammeh allegedly referred to the Mandinka as “enemies, foreigners” and threatened to kill them one by one and place them “where even a fly cannot see them.” “I am profoundly alarmed by President Jammeh’s public stigmatization, dehumanization and threats against the Mandinka,” the Special Adviser said. “Public statements of this nature by a national leader are irresponsible and extremely dangerous. They can contribute to dividing populations, feed suspicion and serve to incite violence against communities, based solely on their identity,” he added. Mr. Dieng said he was particularly appalled by President Jammeh’s “vitriolic rhetoric,” as history has shown that hate speech that constitutes incitement to violence can be both a warning sign and a powerful trigger for atrocity crimes. “We have seen, in Rwanda, Bosnia – and more recently in the Middle East – how incitement to violence has led to mass killings along identity lines,” the Special Adviser said, reminding President Jammeh that any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence is prohibited under international human rights law as well as under national legislation. Mr. Dieng also noted that States have the primary responsibility to protect their populations. In 2005, all Heads of State and Government acknowledged the responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, as well as their incitement. “I urge the President of the Gambia to fulfil this responsibility,” said the Special Adviser, “and ensure that the rights of all populations of the Gambia are respected, irrespective of ethnicity or political affiliation.” read more

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Geek deals 100 off the Alienware X51 mini gaming PC plus Diablo

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first_imgThe world of gaming is going through some changes this year. Game consoles are getting long in the tooth, great new games are exceedingly rare, and as a result PC gaming may not be dying the slow death everyone was calling for.While many games these days are designed for console first and given a lack-luster port to the PC, that tide is turning with the continued life of Battlefield 3‘s superior PC experience, the recently-released Diablo 3, and other premium titles coming soon. It is also a bad time to buy a game console right now, at least for those who keep their hardware for a long time. Next generation consoles are on the near horizon and while prices of the current Xbox 360 and PS3 are at an all-time low, it’s a questionable choice to buy hardware so close to a new console release.All of these factors shine a brighter light on PC gaming and this is where Alienware’s X51 compact gaming PC comes in with a very enticing package. About the size of an Xbox or PlayStation, the X51 packs Intel’s new Ivy Bridge Core i7 quad-core chip, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 555 graphics, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and a spacious 1TB hard drive to boot. All of this performance doesn’t need a giant beige box that sounds like a leaf blower. Instead, this beast could blend in with your home theater equipment and even hook right up to your HDTV and surround sound system.You can even upgrade the components in this system down the road if needed, unlike gaming laptops in this same price range. If you’ve been looking to take your gaming experience up a notch, you owe it to yourself to check out the Alienware X51. Since this is a new, premium item, Dell almost never discounts the X51.For a limited time, you can get $100 off and a free copy of Diablo 3. This is tied with the best discount we have seen and getting a brand new, top-tier game included makes for one awesome bundle.Visit LogicBuy for Alienware X51 mini gaming PC + Diablo 3 deallast_img read more

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Australian economists condemn unsustainable Greek debt and austerity programs

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first_imgForty Australian economists have issued a statement to condemn the debt recovery program of Greece as unsustainable. The wide-ranging list includes nine professors of economics, among them Professor John Hewson from the Australian National University (former federal leader of the Australian Liberal Party). The economists have also criticised the austerity program imposed on Greece as a failure and are calling for a more sustainable economic pathway. They have called on the new Greek government to get serious in dealing with public financial management problems, including the issue of corruption.“Even though it is widely understood among economists that the Greek austerity program has been a disaster, the troika is continuing to impose demands which make the Greek economy ever weaker, crushing the livelihoods of most of its people,” said Dr George Argyrous of the University of New South Wales.“Now the Greek people finally have a chance to speak for themselves about the austerity program it is vital that their democratic voice is respected and that Europe and the global community enter into a new, more respectful relationship with the Greek people,” said Dr Argyrous.Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell of the University of Sydney said: “We believe there must be a rapid change of direction so that unpayable Greek public debt is cancelled and a policy for restoration of living standards, social rights and economic growth is strongly supported.”The statement is an initiative of the Australia-Greece Solidarity Campaign and titled ‘Let Greece Breathe’.The campaign coordinator, Mr Adam Rorris, said the aim was to demonstrate the strong Australian support for the Greek people in their current crisis. “Australia must use its voice in the IMF and through other diplomatic means to make it clear that it does not support the imposition of sovereign debt programs which are unviable in terms of recovery and lead to great hardship for ordinary people on the street,” said Mr Rorris.“We want the Australian government to respect the democratic voice of the Greek people, and to urge other governments in the international community to help resolve the European debt crisis,” said Mr Rorris. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Liens sociaux chez les macaques des amitiés politiques

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first_imgLiens sociaux chez les macaques : des amitiés politiquesDes chercheurs allemands ont mis en ligne hier sur le site Current Biology les conclusions de leur étude éthologique sur un groupe de macaques sauvages en Thaïlande : les liens sociaux entre mâles non apparentés influent sur leur statut social et leur succès reproductif.   “Nous avons montré pour la première fois qu’avoir des amis proches donne aux mâles plus de succès en termes de statut social et de paternité”, a remarqué Julia Ostner, de l’Institut Max Planck d’anthropologie évolutive. “Nous avons pu montrer que [pour un individu] les bénéfices issus d’alliances augmentent via la manipulation de ses propres liens sociaux et de ceux des autres, ce qui est une des définitions de la politique”, complète Oliver Schülke de l’université Georg August de Göttingen (Allemagne).À lire aussiLes macaques rhésus n’ont pas le rythme dans la peauÉpouillage mutuel, temps passé ensemble… Contrairement aux chimpanzés, qui vivent dans leur groupe natal toute leur existence, les macaques d’Assam mâles ne limitent pas leurs liens sociaux à des parents, mais les étendent aux mâles de leur groupe d’adoption. Ils quittent en effet systématiquement – plus ou moins tôt – leur harde natale pour en rejoindre une autre.Outre l’aspect affectif, non mesurable, ces amitiés, qui n’apportent pas un gain immédiat (nourriture, par exemple), assoient la position de l’individu dans le groupe : plus de copains, plus de femelles à espérer ! Une quête de liens sociaux qui, sur le plan évolutif, enracine profondément le comportement des humains eux-mêmes, chez qui la solitude est souvent source de problèmes mentaux voire physiques, concluent les chercheurs.  Le 20 novembre 2010 à 20:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Japon  reprise de la chasse à la baleine

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first_imgJapon : reprise de la chasse à la baleineLa suspension de la chasse à la baleine dans les eaux japonaises a été levée. Des bateaux de pêche sont partis ce matin de la côte nord du territoire nippon sérieusement endommagée il y a six semaines par l’immense tsunami.Le répit des baleines aura été de courte durée. Six semaines après le violent séisme et le tsunami qui ont frappé les côtes nord-est du Japon, la chasse reprend. Aujourd’hui deux navires ont quitté le port de Kushiro de l’île de Hokkaïdo, dans le nord de l’archipel. L’équipage est notamment constitué de cinq membres appartenant à l’unique société de pêche à la baleine du port d’Ayukawa, situé plus au sud. À lire aussiCes 18 animaux méconnus à l’aspect étonnant pourraient disparaître avant vousLa société Ayukawa Whaling a en effet tout perdu lors de la catastrophe qui a emporté les bâtiments de stockage de la viande mais aussi tous les bateaux de pêche. Alors que Minoru Ito, le patron de la société a annoncé le prochain licenciement de ses 28 employés, le gouvernement a donc décidé d’aider à financer la reconstruction de la flotte baleinière du pays détruite en grande partie par le violent tsunami du 11 mars. Chaque année, les bateaux japonais capturent plusieurs centaines de baleines. Bien qu’elle interdisse la chasse commerciale depuis 1986, la Commission baleinière internationale tolère cette pratique au nom de la “recherche scientifique”. Pourtant, la viande des cétacés est vendue en grande partie et à bas prix dans les commerces japonais mais les autorités soulignent l’importance de cette pratique dans la culture nippone. D’ici juin, la campagne de pêche côtière devrait ainsi se solder par la capture de 60 baleines. Le 26 avril 2011 à 19:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Computer outage again strikes American Airlines JetBlue Alaska Airlines

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first_imgJetBlue was among the airlines impacted. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images A “technical issue” with a booking and reservation system used by several US airlines again caused delays and headaches at airports across the country on Monday.”Earlier today, Sabre had a brief technical issue that impacted multiple carriers, including American. This technical issue has been resolved,” said American Airlines in an emailed statement. “We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience.”The outage hit the Sabre flight reservation and booking system used by several major airlines, including American Airlines, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines. Sabre said the systems are “back online and customers are reporting normal or close-to-normal operations,” but didn’t say what caused the problem.”We understand how frustrating system outages are and we sincerely apologize for the disruption. No downtime is acceptable,” the company said earlier in an emailed statement. Share your voice 2:33 0 Post a comment Tags “All JetBlue computers down at LAX —no Boarding passes can be written no luggage can be checked. LAX is bedlam nothing is moving. @JetBlue #jetblue,” tweeted user Astrology Zone. How United Airlines prepares a Boeing 777 between flights Spokesperson for ⁦@AlaskaAir⁩ just announced an all systems outage. Planes are ready, computers are down. pic.twitter.com/GJT9CSEwms— Alex Williams — nopopdx (@alexwilliams) April 29, 2019 Alaska Airlines didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Originally published April 29, 11:09 a.m. PT.Update 11:30 a.m.: Adds more information and comment from Sabre.Update, 12:18 p.m.: Adds the systems are back online. “@AmericanAir computers are down nationwide. Nobody can check in or board and all flights r grounded. Long lines at Chicago O’Hare #ORD #AA,” tweeted user Chris. Now playing: Watch this: @AmericanAir computers are down nationwide. Nobody can check in or board and all flights r grounded. Long lines at Chicago O’Hare #ORD #AA pic.twitter.com/VjRfqGvxDG— Chris (@JiGGeYBo) April 29, 2019 All JetBlue computers down at LAX —no Boarding passes can be written no luggage can be checked. LAX is bedlam nothing is moving.@JetBlue #jetblue— Astrology Zone (@astrologyzone) April 29, 2019 Culture Aviation The same Sabre system experienced an outage in March.”Due to a Sabre issue impacting multiple airlines, JetBlue customers may experience issues with booking or check-in on jetblue.com, airport kiosks, or our mobile app,” JetBlue said in an emailed statement.Travelers and would-be customers took to social media to vent about problems trying to book travel or check in for flights. Passengers reported outages at several major hubs, including San Francisco International, Los Angeles International and O’Hare International in Chicago.”Spokesperson for ⁦@AlaskaAir just announced an all systems outage. Planes are ready, computers are down,” tweeted Twitter user Alex Williams.last_img read more

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Conquering Everest

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first_imgTen NCC girl cadets were felicitated by General Dalbir Singh, COAS, for successfully summiting Mt Everest, on Thursday afternoon at Vigyan Bhawan in the national Capital. This was the first NCC Girl Cadets expedition to have successfully scaled world’s highest peak.The event was also graced by Lt General Aniruddha Chakravarty, DG NCC, who expressed his gratitude and thanked the Ministry of Defence, The Indian Army, All India Radio and the Indian Air Force for their support to the expedition. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The expedition led by Col Gaurav Karki, a renowned mountaineer, comprised of cadets namely- Rigzen Dolker, Tashi Kaskit, Trishala Gurung, Staniz Laskit, Pooja Mehra, Baljeet Kaur, Lalrintluangi, Tsering Angmo, Sulaxchana Tamang and Kumari Nutan.The expedition succedded in two consecutive days as two batches comprising of five girls each, scaled the peak on May 21 at 11:00am and May 22 at 07:40am. The first batch was led by Col Gaurav Karki and Maj Deepika while the second batch, by Deputy expedition leader Lt Col Vishal Ahlawat. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixGeneral Dalbir Singh, addressed the girls for their achievement and said that they had set an example for the future generations, and are an inspiration for everyone in the country. He said, “You have set an example for the younger generation and you are an inspiration to all the women in the nation.” He also requested the audience present, to give the team a standing ovation.As Col Gaurav Karki addressed the NCC cadets, he informed the audience about the strenuous procedure and training sessions the girls had undergone. A selected team of girl cadets had climbed to Mt Deo Tibba and Mt Trishul last year as part of an initial training. Later, ten selected cadets were given survival training for three weeks to endure the extreme cold conditions at Siachen Glacier in the beginning of this year. After these lengthy preparations the team set out for Everest in the month of March and successfully overcame their expedition without any casualties. Lalrintluangi, a bubbly 12th standard student form Mizoram, who had been a part of the expedition, smiled and said, “I felt beautiful being on top of the world, as I placed my bible and the flag of Mizoram at the peak of Mt Everest. This memory will be preserved in my mind forever.”last_img read more

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60 percent of travel brands face loyalty challenges

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first_imgNational survey finds 60 percent of travel brands face loyalty challengesBrand Keys 2018 customer loyalty engagement index: It isn’t politics (or social activism) as usualVoter tribalism and consumer advocacy create unprecedented shifts in category values necessitating a new-view of engagement and loyalty for brandsAvis, Lyft, Hyatt, and Wingate Maintain Category DominanceNew Engagement Paradigm Creates Leadership OpportunitiesDelta, Wyndham Microtel, Marriott, Yahoo TravelPolitical polarization and more fervent social movements like #grabyourwallet, #MeToo, and #TimesUp have changed the face of brand engagement and consumer loyalty, according to the Brand Keys 23rd annual Customer Loyalty Engagement Index® (CLEI), conducted by the New York-based brand engagement and customer loyalty research consultancy (brandkeys.com). “This is the first time since the Index was initiated nearly 25 years ago where basic tenets of consumer loyalty and engagement have been turned upside-down,” said Robert Passikoff, president of Brand Keys.Biggest Shifts In Category Dynamics and Brand LeadershipThis year the Brand Keys CLEI examined 84 categories and 761 brands – from Automotive and OTC Allergy Meds to Computers, Fast-Casual Dining, Tax Preparation and Online Investing, Retail (of all types), Smartphones, Cable and Broadcast News, and Cosmetics.How consumers view a category and how they will compare brands competing in that category changed dramatically in 60 percent of Travel-related categories. That shift resulted in a brand engagement and loyalty transformation and a shift in brand leadership of 50 percent.“We’ve just never encountered these kinds of value-adjustments before,” noted Passikoff. “But then, we haven’t seen this kind of political polarization or social turmoil at the same time since we began taking these assessments either.”What Drives Category Change? Political Tribalism or Social Activism?The Travel-Related categories reacting most to values associated with Political Tribalism including Personal Responsibility, Moral Order, Family Values, Fiscal Conservatism, and Established Social Structures were:1. Airlines2. App-Based Ride Share3. Upscale Hotels4. Luxury HotelsThe sectors reacting most to values associated with social activism that included Empathy, Equality, Empowerment, Individualism, and Pride were:1. Car Rentals2. Economy Hotels3. Midscale Hotels4. Online TravelEntirely New-View of What Consumers See As Ideal’Brand engagement’ is still best defined by how well a brand can meet the expectations consumers hold for the values that drive purchases behavior in a given category,” noted Passikoff. “But category political polarization and social activism have shaken those values to their core. If marketers think they knew what consumers’ ‘Category Ideals’ looked like before, they need to take another hard look, because as of now consumers have an entirely new-view of what is the Ideal for them,” said Passikoff.The Future of Successful Branding (Politically and Socially)Decision-making has become more emotionally-driven over the past decade,” said Passikoff. “But the addition of tribal political and activist values has transformed the brand space into something marketers haven’t faced before. ‘Business as usual’ won’t cut it in this brandscape.”“We expect to see value and expectation shifts,” said Passikoff, “But we’ve never measured anything on this scale before! Fortunately the integrated psychological nature of our approach allows us to identify new and particularly resonant emotional values and measure how they impact a category. This was the year that political tribalism and social activism rose to the top and are going to change how successful branding is done in the future.”A complete list of the CLEI’s 84 categories can be found at http://brandkeys.com/portfolio/customer-loyalty-engagement-indexSource = Brand Keyslast_img read more

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by Jocelyn Noveck The Associated Press Posted

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first_img by Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Posted Dec 13, 2017 5:56 pm PDT Last Updated Dec 13, 2017 at 6:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape FILE – In this July 18, 2015 file photo, Russell Simmons speaks appears at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Art for Life Benefit in Water Mill, N.Y. Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Simmons, in a statement to the paper, vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying all his relations have been consensual. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them, the latest in a cascade of serious allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in entertainment, media, politics and elsewhere.Simmons vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that “all of my relations have been consensual.”The allegations reported by the Times Wednesday stem from the 1980s and 1990s. One woman, Drew Dixon, said Simmons assaulted her in his downtown apartment in 1995, when she was an executive at Def Jam Recordings, reporting to Simmons. She quit Def Jam soon after, she told the Times, saying, “I was broken.” Through his lawyer, Simmons acknowledged to the newspaper that he engaged in “inappropriate conduct” with Dixon while she worked at Def Jam. But he “emphatically states that he did not have sex with her,” his lawyer said.Another, Tina Baker, said Simmons raped her in the early ’90s, when he was her manager. “I didn’t sing for almost a year,” Baker was quoted as saying. After the assault, she said, “I went into oblivion.” Through his lawyer, Simmons told the Times he had “no recollection of ever having any sexual relations with Ms. Baker.”A third, Toni Sallie, a music journalist, dated Simmons briefly in 1987. A year later, in 1988, Simmons invited her to his Manhattan apartment for a party, she told the Times, but when she arrived she was the only one there, and Simmons led her to his bedroom, pushed her on the bed and raped her. “We were fighting. I said no,” she was quoted as saying. The Times said that Simmons, through his lawyer, acknowledged he had dated Sallie but denied nonconsensual sex.In each case, the paper said, friends and associates of the accusers said they had been told of the incidents at the time.The paper quoted a fourth woman, Christina Moore, who accused Simmons of groping her during a brief encounter in Miami in 2014.“The current allegations sent to me by the New York Times range from the patently untrue to the frivolous and hurtful. The presumption of innocent until proven guilty must not be replaced by ‘Guilty by Accusation,’” Simmons said in his statement.He said he would “relentlessly fight against any untruthful character assassination that paints me as a man of violence.”The allegations weren’t the first to hit the producer and entrepreneur recently. Late last month, HBO said it would edit out any link to Simmons in its “All Def Comedy” show in the wake of an allegation by screenwriter Jenny Lumet, who said Simmons had sex with her more than two decades ago despite her repeated demands that he stop. Simmons said he had a different memory of the night but apologized and said he was stepping away from his companies.Lumet said she went public after model Keri Claussen Khalighi said Simmons coerced her to perform a sex act and later penetrated her without her consent in his New York apartment in 1991. Simmons said the sex with Klalighi was consensual.Simmons and Rick Rubin founded Def Jam Recordings was founded in 1984. It made stars of such hip-hop artists as LL Cool J, Slick Rick, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy, and its roster currently includes Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Frank Ocean, Alessia Cara, Jeremih, Jeezy, Iggy Azalea, Big Sean, Nas and 2 Chainz.last_img read more

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Larnaca prepares to host the Cyprus Rally 2018

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first_imgAs summer approaches fast, the island of Cyprus prepares for yet another innovative and exciting Cyprus Rally.One of the big differences with previous years is the change of scenery with the Rally being based in Larnaca, instead of Nicosia, for the first time. All procedures, Start and Finish Ceremonies, Headquarters and the Service Park itself will be based in Larnaca right in front of the Mediterranean sea.The Rally will be the fourth round of the European Rally Championship and will take place from the 15th to the 17th of June.Furthermore, the Rally will also host the second round of the Middle-East Rally Championship, underlining its uniqueness for yet another year – the only rally in the world to host two regional FIA championship rounds.The organising committee has been working for months on delivering another exciting weekend of rallying action. The rally has already been designed to function around the city of Larnaca while a Eurosport delegation has visited the island in order to be briefed but also to approve the course. Everyone was absolutely pleased with the information delivered, while also maintaining constant communication with the organising committee.The move to Larnaca was embraced by the Mayor of the city but also the municipal council. The Mayor of Larnaca, Andreas Vyras, spoke of the wonderful news: “The Municipality of Larnaca will be ecstatic to host the Cyprus Rally 2018. We are very happy to co-host, alongside the Cyprus Automobile Association, this grand sporting event which will not only spark the interest of those who love cars but also gives us all an opportunity to shine important light on the subject of speeding and road safety.“Larnaca has been receiving increasing interest from events such as this and that can only be seen as having a positive impact. We invest and hope in long-term gains that can only be found through such events. In tough times such as these, we must elevate culture, because sports are culture”.Clerk of the course Nayia Kontopoullou also spoke after the announcement of Larnaca hosting the event: “The Cyprus Rally team has been working relentlessly for months now in order to organise another successful rally.“Our move to Larnaca was deemed necessary for a smoother procedure but also even better exposure of Cyprus as a tourist destination. On behalf of the Cyprus Automobile Association and the organising committee, I extend our gratitude to the Municipal Council of Larnaca for, not only their help but also their vote of confidence in the improved worldwide exposure that hosting such a big sporting event can bring for Cyprus.”The third round of the ERC will take place in the Canary Islands from May 3-5 with the Acropolis Rally taking place on June 1-3.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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