10 famous people visiting Toronto this summer

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Keep your eyes peeled for this Bad Mom around town because she’s in Toronto filming Jackpot with co-stars Jennifer Garner and Bryan Cranston. It’s a dark action comedy remake of a Norwegian movie that finds a man waking up in a strip club, clutching a gun, surrounded by dead men.DrakeDrake might have surprised us all during our Canada Day party downtown, but you can bet he’s saving the his best for OVO on Monday, August 7. He’ll be in town all Caribana weekend and he’s bringing some big name friends too.READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Famous people visiting Toronto this summer include celebrities who are here for sporting events, film shoots and other swanky happenings. But even the other half has to eat and play, right? Watch out for these familiar faces around town.Here are 10 celebrities coming to Toronto this summer.Kate Beckinsale Nothing says 1980s New York like Toronto in the summer, right? The team behind Chocolate Money, a film starring Kate Beckinsale as a rich chocolate heiress thinks so. Filming started in June, and there’s no word yet if any of the city’s best chocolate shops will be involved.Mila Kunis Advertisement Facebook “The Late Late Show with James Corden” – James Corden takes over as host of THE LATE LATE SHOW on Monday, March 23 (12:37 – 1:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Art Streiber/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reservedlast_img read more

Moroccans in Peru Denounce Ban Kimoons Biased Statements Against Morocco

Lima  –  Members of the Association of Moroccan expatriates living in Peru have denounced biased statements of UNSG Ban Ki Moon on the Sahara.In a statement to MAP, the association expressed its refusal of Ban’s statements and actions during his recent visit to the region, deeming that the UNSG should abide by the principles of neutrality and integrity.While reiterating their unwavering attachment to the Moroccan identity of the Sahara and to the Kingdom’s territorial integrity, the members of the Moroccan community in Peru called on the UN to work in a constructive way and respect the sovereignty of its member states, while avoiding negative actions that could threaten the region’s security and stability. The foreign ministry had underlined, on Tuesday, that the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s statements are more than a mere Misunderstanding and cannot be justified nor obliterated, reiterating Morocco’s willingness to engage in responsible and constructive dialogue about the crisis provoked by these statements.With MAP read more

UN commission adopts landmark agreement on safety of biofoods

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a subsidiary of both agencies meeting in Rome, had adopted more than 50 new safety and quality standards, some of them ground-breaking guidelines, others revisions of old standards.”These guidelines are a very important step towards understanding the risks associated with foods derived from biotechnology,” the Secretary of the Codex Commission, Alan Randell, said. “Now, any country, regulatory body or other organization or individual will be able to compare the risk assessments of a given food derived from biotechnology with the assessments done by other countries,” he added.”The Commission made some very important decisions for food safety. The most important of these was to extend food safety systems to small and medium-sized enterprises, especially in developing countries. This will help these small businesses produce safe food for consumers and improve their prospects for trade,” he said. The guidelines – on food safety, not environmental risks – lay out broad general principles to make analysis and management of risks related to foods derived from biotechnology uniform across Codex’s 169 member countries and include pre-market safety evaluations, product tracing for recall purposes and post-market monitoring.They cover the scientific assessment of DNA-modified plants, such as maize, soya or potatoes, and foods and beverages derived from DNA-modified micro-organisms, including cheese, yoghurt and beer, and include provisions for assessing a product’s allergenicity, determining if the product may provoke unexpected allergies in consumers.The Commission adopted a new standard for irradiated foods that accepts higher levels of gamma rays to kill bacteria and increase shelf life. It determined that such levels would eliminate bacterial spores and the radiation resistant pathogenic bacteria Clostridium botulinum, and also reduce the need to use more toxic chemical methods of combating bacteria, some of which can be harmful to the environment.The Commission also adopted new quality standards for many food items. For example, consumers will soon note that the amount of cocoa in chocolate and chocolate products will determine when the term “chocolate” can be used. The new standard sets a minimum 35 per cent of cocoa solids in products marketed as “chocolate” and a minimum 20 per cent in “chocolate type” products, such as “chocolate flakes”. The new standard requires the minimum cocoa content to be clearly marked on the packaging of all chocolate flavoured products.The Commission’s session, its 26th, was attended by delegates from 127 member countries, the most ever to attend a Codex meeting. read more

TimorLeste will require financial support over longterm UN official

Introducing Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s latest report on the UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET), Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hédi Annabi said four instances of fighting between armed groups in the last 10 days had underscored the need for a legal framework to regulate their activities.Similarly, Mr. Annabi said demonstrations in mid-July raised concern about the situation of local veterans, spurring efforts to formulate a policy on their situation.The report says the veterans’ groups “made political demands related to the composition of the national police and the resignation of certain Government ministers.” During protests on 19 July some 120 people assembled in front of the Government building in Dili. The demonstration continued until it was dispersed the following day by police officers using tear gas.Commenting on the democratic process, the peacekeeping official said some 400,000 voters have been registered for the election of village chiefs and village-level political bodies, but the appointment of a Povedor, or senior official, in charge of Human Rights and Justice was being delayed because none of the three candidates had obtained a parliamentary majority. New nominations are being invited.In response to a question about the Indonesian Appeals Court’s decision to overturn convictions of Indonesian officials for serious crimes during anti-independence violence in Timor-Leste in 1999, Mr. Annabi said he had asked the High Commissioner for Human Rights to probe the legal processes for dealing with serious crimes in both countries. That report is due by early October.During the Council’s discussion of the report, Timor-Leste Ambassador Jose Luis Guteres said the July demonstration showed that the local police needed more training and he appealed for more help from the international community.On the question of a land border between his country and Indonesia’s West Timor, efforts were being made to conclude an agreement in the coming months, while his country and Australia were scheduled to begin negotiations on delimiting a maritime border in September.The maritime border discussion concerns oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea. read more

UN assessment warns of potential food crisis in Central African Republic

An assessment conducted by the United Nations and its partners has found that the recent conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) could trigger a food crisis in the country, the world body said today.“We are very concerned about prospects for the 2013 growing season, which is due to start in just a few weeks,” said the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative in Bangui, Rockaya Fall. “Land preparation, which should have begun, is behind schedule in many places, due to insecurity.”The CAR has a history of political instability and recurring armed conflict. The country saw renewed fighting in December, when an alliance of rebel groups – known, collectively, as ‘Séléka’ – launched a series of attacks and took control of major towns before agreeing to start peace talks under the auspices of the regional group known as the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).According to the assessment, trade has been interrupted between the area held by the Séléka coalition and the rest of the country, bringing transactions to a halt and leading to sharp increases in food prices.The cost of a food basket has increased by 40 per cent in the area under the control of the Central African armed forces, while zones under the control of the Séléka, where some 800,000 live, are experiencing food deficits. Looting has become widespread, and is affecting food and seed stocks as well as animals and livestock. The resulting insecurity is also limiting farmers from working their fields. The World Food Programme (WFP) warned that food deficits will be highest during the lean season from May to September. Added to that, as food prices increase, the population’s resources will further dwindle. Whereas a Central African labourer could purchase as much as six kilogrammes of cassava with a day’s wages a year ago, he or she can only purchase three kilogrammes this year, due to lower wage rates and higher prices.“Although the situation in the field has yet to reach crisis proportions, there is risk that it might during the approaching lean season,” said WFP Representative in the CAR, Housainou Taal. “Humanitarian access to the Séléka zone must be ensured to avoid a crisis.” read more

Trump attacks Fox News for not being loyal enough and not working

first_img US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has complained that the often friendly Fox News television network is not loyal enough and has stopped “working” for him.“Fox isn’t working for us anymore!” he said at the end of three tweets expressing outrage that the network had given too much airtime to Democratic party opponents.As US president, Trump has no equivalent of the state TV channel used to serve leaders in many less free countries, like Russia. But for much of his first term he’s at least been able to rely regularly on Fox for friendly coverage.While Trump routinely lashes other networks as “fake news,” he or his top aides make almost daily appearances to give interviews on Fox. His former spokeswoman Sarah Sanders has just been hired by the network.And while the news division at Fox keeps a straighter line, some key Fox commentators like Sean Hannity seemingly work in step with the White House.Trump freely admits to watching Fox on a daily basis, even tweeting live reviews of programs.But his love affair with Fox has soured in the last few months.Wednesday’s tweets were especially harsh.“The New @FoxNews is letting millions of GREAT people down! We have to start looking for a new News Outlet,” he concluded.- © AFP 2019 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 50 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4786739 By AFP Share39 Tweet Email1 Short URL Wednesday 28 Aug 2019, 10:51 PMcenter_img Fox News presenter Sean Hannity who is also a supporter of Donald Trump. Aug 28th 2019, 10:51 PM Image: Bruce Cotler Fox News presenter Sean Hannity who is also a supporter of Donald Trump. Image: Bruce Cotler Trump attacks Fox News for not being loyal enough and not ‘working’ for him Trump freely admits to watching Fox on a daily basis, even tweeting live reviews of programs. 42,330 Views last_img read more

Volcan Pacaya près de 2000 visites en un weekend malgré le danger

first_imgVolcan Pacaya : près de 2.000 visites en un week-end malgré le danger d’éruption explosiveGuatemala – Alors que le volcan Pacaya connaît une activité presque constante et qu’une éruption peut avoir lieu à tout moment, les visites touristiques continuent de manière assez intensive dans cette zone dangereuse. Le volcan Pacaya, situé au Guatemala, peut entrer en éruption à n’importe quel moment. Pourtant, des milliers de touristes curieux continuent de s’approcher au plus près afin de contempler ses coulées de lave. C’est en principe interdit, le parc national du Pacaya étant fermé au public. Cependant, les touristes parviennent à rejoindre les coulées de lave par le village de Los Pocitos. Les habitants les conduisent en effet jusqu’au volcan moyennant 1,25 dollar par personne.Les guides officiels demandent quant à eux la réouverture du parc, à 40 euros la visite, cette fermeture leur faisant perdre beaucoup d’argent.Le volcan Pacaya est un volcan explosif qui a récemment causé la mort d’un journaliste suite à une pluie de bombes. 2.000 personnes ont tout de même tenu à s’en approcher le week-end dernier. Si une explosion se produisait, le bilan pourrait être dramatique. Le 11 juin 2010 à 11:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Japon le pays souhaite se doter de satellites dobservation maritime

first_imgJapon : le pays souhaite se doter de satellites d’observation maritimeLa tension monte entre le Japon et la Chine…Entre le Japon et la Chine, rien ne va plus. On savait les deux pays très tendus à propos de plusieurs îles au cœur de la mer de Chine orientale, et les récents choix tactiques Japonais le confirment. Le pays ambitionne de se doter de satellites d’observation maritime, neuf au total, qui pourraient être lancés durant les cinq prochaines années. L’objectif est simple : repérer les actes de piraterie et détecter la présence de navires étrangers dans ses eaux selon Le Monde.Mais de son côté, le gouvernement Japonais ne confirme pas ces informations, révélées ce jour par le quotidien japonais Nikkei. Ces informations tombent alors que “des navires chinois sont de nouveau entrés dans les eaux des îles Senkaku, revendiquées par Pékin sous le nom Diaoyu” explique Le Monde. Le conflit Senkaku/Diaoyu a pris de l’ampleur depuis que le gouvernement Japonais, a choisi de nationaliser trois des cinq îles de l’archipel Senkaku, en les rachetant à leurs propriétaires privés. Le 7 juillet 2013 à 13:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Cash REWARD for stolen items

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Family friends make plea for publics help in finding hitandrun driver

first_imgWESTON, FLA. (WSVN) – – Family and friends made an emotional plea, Tuesday, after a bicyclist died in a hit-and-run crash.Flyers were posted at Weston businesses in hopes of finding someone who can provide information about the driver who killed Christopher Mohr.A friend of Mohr’s said his family has searched for answers from the public for weeks. “We just want the people to don’t forgot what happened to our friend Chris,” said Julian Duqe, “so somebody should know something and just to make awareness of this and to give some relief to the family.”On Jan. 1, Mohr was knocked off his bike on State Road 84, near Indian Trace. He died at the hospital.If you have any information on this hit and run, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

UnitedMasters 70 Mil Play To Manage Music Data Better

first_imgNews UnitedMasters’ Alchemy Targets Music Data unitedmasters-70-mil-play-manage-music-data-better Facebook Email Savvy tech capital invests in Steve Stoute’s insights on music marketingPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 16, 2017 – 2:03 pm Messaging mastermind Steve Stoute has reformed his successful ad agency Translation so that it now exists within a holding company, side-by-side with his newest venture — UnitedMasters. Announced Nov. 15, this artist services company thinks it can do a better job of using consumer data to help artists grow their fanbase and help brands jump into win-win sponsorships.In a post on Medium, UnitedMasters Chief Product Officer Jack Krawczyk describes how the company is set to bridge the “music data chasm.” The UnitedMasters team believes that data insights “have been hamstrung by a world where the data is being overlooked in favor of pushing people to pay for a subscription.”This is an idea Google Founder Larry Page wants to get behind, as he pushed for parent company Alphabet to come into UnitedMasters’ investor group, committing a total of $70 million alongside venture capital giant Andreesen Horowitz and 21st Century Fox.Stoute is confident his insider perspective on music artists, fans and businesses can deliver better data insights for artists that are more actionable than competing services. Success could also give artists a stronger hand on their revenues, their marketing and how storytelling can combine these for a win-win.11 Digital Music Businesses Built On Making New ConnectionsRead more UnitedMasters’ $70 Mil Play To Manage Music Data Better Twitter last_img read more

Nikolaevsk man dead and one Alaska State Trooper injured after officerinvolved shooting

first_imgA Nikolaevsk man is dead and an Alaska State Trooper sustained serious injuries after an officer-involved shooting Saturday evening. Troopers say 42-year-old Nikolai Yakunin was shot after he assaulted an officer, but it’s unclear how the altercation happened and if Yakunin was armed.Listen nowTroopers in Anchor Point received a report that 42-year-old Nikolai Yakunin was in contact with a female who he was prohibited from speaking to under his probation conditions.Troopers received the report at 2:17 p.m. Saturday afternoon and responded to Yakunin’s residence off Nikolaevsk Road on the south side of the small village of 350 people about five hours later at 7:07 p.m.Yakunin’s father, also named Nikolai, was leading services at the local church when he says his wife told him about the shooting.“I went out and she said our son had been shot, possibly killed, and she was crying,” Yakunin said.Yakunin says he went to the house where troopers confirmed his son was dead on the scene. He says troopers have not disclosed any more information to him or his family.“It’d be nice to find out what really happened with the trooper going into Nick’s house and getting into a fight with Nick or Nick getting into a fight with the trooper,” Yakunin said.Yakunin says he does not think his son had any firearms. He also says the community is disappointed with the trooper’s use of force, and says it was police brutality.“Is this the practice of the troopers? We know he was not armed,” Yakunin said. “He might have had some, a pipe or something, but other than that he had no firearm, but he was just taken down.”According to a trooper dispatch, the responding trooper was incapacitated after Yakunin attacked him and additional troopers were dispatched for backup. Troopers say Yakunin continued his “assaultive behavior, and he was shot to prevent further assaults on anyTrooper or bystander.”According to court records, Yakunin has been indicted on several assault charges dating back to late 2013, including a charge for threatening to hit troopers with a metalpipe in May of last year.The release does not say how Yakunin attacked the responding officer, and that the trooper was transported to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer with serious injuries.Troopers spokesperson Tim DeSpain said the trooper was still hospitalized late Monday afternoon.The trooper who shot and killed Yakunin has not been named and has been placed on standard 72-hour administrative leave. Troopers say the investigation is ongoing.Yakunin’s funeral is planned later this week.last_img read more

Two Viqarunnisa teachers indicted over Aritree suicide

first_imgAritree Adhikari. Photo: CollectedA Dhaka court on Wednesday indicted two teachers of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College in a case over the suicide of ninth grader Aritree Adhikari.Dhaka third additional metropolitan sessions judge Md Rabiul Alam framed the charges against them in the case, reports UNB.Those indicted are – acting principal Nazneen Ferdous, morning shift in-charge of Bailey Road branch Zeenat Akhter.The court also fixed 27 October for starting trial in the case.Earlier, a court accepted the charge-sheet against the former principal and the Bailey Road branch head of the school in the case.The court also exempted Hasna Hena, class teacher of Aritree, from the charges.On 20 March, detective branch inspector Quamrul HasanTalukdar, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge-sheet against the two teachers before the court.Aritree Adhikari, a Class-IX student, committed suicide at their Shantinagar residence in the city on 3 December 2018 after allegedly being rebuked by teachers for using mobile phone during examination.Victim’s father Dilip Adhikari filed a case against three teachers of the school.last_img read more

Tourism Committee to come up in all districts

first_imgKolkata: The state Tourism department is coming up with a District Tourism Committee (DTC) in all 23 districts across the state, to ensure a hassle-free travel experience for domestic as well as international tourists. “The DTC will have five members with the District Magistrate (DM) as the chairman, the District Information and Cultural Officer (DICO) as member secretary, another senior government official and two eminent persons from the district. The committee will ensure that tourists in their respective districts face no hassle during their visit and stay,” said state Tourism minister Goutam Deb, while delivering his Budget speech for 2019-20 at the state Assembly on Tuesday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe total budget in the Tourism sector for the ongoing fiscal is Rs 413.8 crore. The minister announced that the state government has taken up development of Nabadwip and Cooch Behar, which has been declared as a heritage site. “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has assigned IIT Kharagpur the task to prepare a project report on the development of these sites, with special emphasis on its heritage,” said Deb. The minister also announced his department’s plan of projecting Gajoldoba in the Hills as one of the biggest tourism hubs in the country. “We have 208 acres of land at Gajoldoba, which will be developed into an integrated tourism hub,” he added. Among other tourism initiatives, Deb said that the government is planning to introduce cruise services till Mayapur connecting Belur Math, where the evening puja (popularly known as Sandhya Arati) is a huge draw for the people of the state.last_img read more

Trump changes his mind says Huawei can buy some US tech

first_imgQ:Are you taking #Huawei off entity list?@POTUS:“No,not at all. No,no…,but we are going to be supplying equipment from our companies…”Does this mean continuation of current policy? Huawei on Entity List but allow U.S. export of very specific non-critical components?— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 29, 2019 Well that didn’t take long. President Donald Trump announced Saturday that Chinese manufacturer Huawei will be able to once again purchase goods from U.S. technology companies. This is a sharp reversal from his stance in May 2019, when Reuters reported that the U.S. Commerce Department said the company would first need U.S. approval to purchase goods from American manufacturers. According to The Washington Post, Trump made the announcement following a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.“We had a very, very good meeting with China, I would say probably even better than expected,” the Post quotes Trump as saying. It was not immediately clear what, specifically, Trump had in fact agreed to. Notably, the U.S. Commerce Department action now in question was the placement of Huawei on what is called the “entity list.” Being on this list subjects the company to purchasing restrictions. Trump did not immediately specify whether or not the company would be removed from the list — a fact that frustrated at least one member of his own party. “If President Trump has in fact bargained away the recent restrictions on #Huawei, then we will have to get those restrictions put back in place through legislation,” tweeted Florida Senator Marco Rubio. “And it will pass with a large veto proof majority.” Senator Chuck Schumer added his own thoughts on the apparent turnaround. “Huawei is one of few potent levers we have to make China play fair on trade,” tweeted the New York Senator. “If President @realDonaldTrump backs off, as it appears he is doing, it will dramatically undercut our ability to change China’s unfair trades practices.”It was just in June that Huawei was forced to cancel the launch of its new laptop due to the purchasing restrictions placed upon it by the U.S. government. The company needed parts from Intel and Qualcomm, however its ability to buy them was put in jeopardy by being on the aforementioned entity list. Trump, after having met with Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit, apparently came around to the Chinese president’s view on the matter. Making deals.Image: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / getty By Jack Morse2019-06-29 17:20:54 UTCcenter_img A follow up tweet from the Senator only muddied the matter further, as he quotes the President as saying that Huawei will remain on the entity list but that “we are going to be supplying equipment from our companies.” If President Trump has in fact bargained away the recent restrictions on #Huawei, then we will have to get those restrictions put back in place through legislation.And it will pass with a large veto proof majority.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 29, 2019last_img read more

ANKERs Motion Q Bluetooth Speaker Packs Wonderful Sound in a Waterproof Package

first_img Share Tweet Submit Ready to buy the best looking Bluetooth shower speaker? The ANKER Motion Q is discounted to an amazing price of $37.99 and it packs solid sound too.Though Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes but the popular options are those that are practical in every way. The Motion Q checks all the right boxes and features a design that does not take up much space while managing to pack a decent punch in the sound department, which is obviously important.At first glance, the speaker looks like a mini HomePod, complete with a fabric finish which is soft to the touch while being grippy at the same time. You also get all the necessary audio controls at the top, allowing you to skip tracks, adjust volume on the fly. It even comes with a lanyard so that you can hang this speaker wherever you like and get the party going.Like the Flare, the Motion Q features 360-degrees of sound dispersion, meaning that it will fill up the room with audio regardless of how you put it. Things are topped off with dual 8W drivers that pack a decent amount of bass while being loud at the same time.If you are interested in bagging up this deal for yourself, then simply head over to the link below.Buy Shower Speaker, Soundcore Motion Q Portable Bluetooth Speaker by Anker – Was $46, now just $37.99last_img read more

Fun day to raise funds for AACL

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL)  hosted a fund-raising day on Saturday at the court cricket premises in Fairclough Road.Young and old got together to enjoy the day and see what was on offer.The little ones had a great time on the jumping castle while their parents mingled with friends on the way from stall to stall.A special thank you goes to Harcourts, court cricket management and Tugela Press for all their support and help.A variety of tasty treats and knickknacks were sold, making for a lovely day of shopping and socialising!last_img

US table grape import season interesting and un

first_img U.S. table grape import season “interesting and un … There has been a series of poisonings linked to pesticides in Peru over recent weeks, with the government coming under pressure to act.In the northern Piura region, 76 workers from a company called Natucultura were poisoned earlier this month after inhaling Malathion, an agrochemical used to kill pests in tomato plants, according to Agronegocios Perú.A few days before that, at least 11 people died in the southeastern Paucar de Sara Sara Province, reportedly from consuming pesticides found in meat. August 22 , 2018 Peru expecting 8% uptick in citrus exports … Separately, in the northern Ancash region, 40 people were poisoned, one of whom died. Authorities believe the poisonings were related to contaminated corn used to make an alcoholic beverage.”Every year … people die or are hospitalized by such intoxications, and there is no effective control in the marketing and sale of these products,” said Congresswoman María Elena Foronda.She urged Agriculture Minister Gustavo Mostajo to clarify the situation and tighten controls on the use of agrochemicals in crops.According to Jaime Delgado of the Consumer Protection Association, “up to 60 agrochemicals are used that are not authorized for crops”.”It has been discovered, in the samples analyzed in the laboratory, that many products contain unauthorized agrochemicals or in upper limits, 48.8% of tangerines, 22.4% of oranges, 68.9% of grapes, 55% of the tomatoes, etcetera,” he was quoted as saying.According to the Peruvian National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Diseases, from January until the end of July there were 1,106 ‘acute pesticide poisonings’ and twenty deaths recorded in the country, according to local media El Comercio.center_img Peru gears up for first mandarin exports to Japan … You might also be interested in Blueberry uptick drives Camposol’s strong performa …last_img read more

Malo Uvea mo Futuna A brand new website for Wallis and Futuna

first_imgWallis and Futuna have just released their first-of-a-kind website, as a part of their digital and tourism strategies.Thanks to this new tool, the French territory of Polynesian culture wants to introduce its Pacific customs, to attract more tourists and potential investors.The  website delivers first-level informations and will soon be linked to two other more thorough websites respectively for tourism and economic partners.The new website presents the history of the islands, their customary organization, their culture, craft, food and landscapes.It is available in French, English and pretty soon in Wallisian and Futunian languages.If you are a professional eager to know more about this pristine islands and people, come and discover Wallis and Futuna at : www.wallis-et-futuna.wfMalo ! We’re waiting for you !The post Malo Uvea mo Futuna! A brand new website for Wallis and Futuna appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more