Saudi entrepreneurs’ experience in media showcased
RIYADH: The Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority (Monshaat) has organized the “Monshaat’s Guest” meeting, highlighting the experiences of entrepreneurs in media investment entrepreneurship.The meeting in Riyadh was attended by the governor of Monshaat, Saleh Al-Rasheed, and entrepreneurs interested in investing in media.The meeting addressed the needs of, and opportunities for, entrepreneurs and SMEs owners, as well as the major potential for investment, current constraints and the role of media and its effects on media entrepreneurs.It aims to stimulate media generation and create a...
International observer: European countries should use electoral experience of Azerbaijan
By TrendThe observation mission from Bosnia and Herzegovina released the results of monitoring conducted at the early parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan on Feb. 9, Trendreports.Member of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina Predrag Kožul noted that the parliamentary elections held in Azerbaijan were democratic.“Everything was organized at a high level at all polling stations. We talked with candidates and local observers. Most polling station chairpersons were women. I can say with absolute certainty that other European countries should use th...
Journalist: Israel may learn from Azerbaijan’s experience in conducting elections
By TrendIsrael may learn from Azerbaijan’s experience in conducting elections, Editor of topical programs of the Israeli TV Channel 9 Boris Belodubrovsky told Trendon Feb. 9.Belodubrovsky arrived in Azerbaijan together with a delegation of journalists from Israel to cover the Azerbaijani parliamentary elections.“People come to the polling stations to fulfill their civic duty,” the editor said.“Israel will hold elections in three weeks,” Belodubrovsky said. “In this regard, the country learns from the experience of other countries in organizing the electoral process.”“I have noticed here intere...
Okediran talks on writing, personal experience at ANA Oyo
A former national president of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Dr. Wale Okediran, has said the advantage of writers from a non-humanities background is that they bring experiences from another field into writing.Okediran said this while sharing how he overcame the fear of being a writer at the ANA Oyo reading at the University of Ibadan during his paper presentation titled ‘Non-humanities Professionals as Writers; Challenges and Prospects.’“For example, John Grisham who is well noted for his detective novels has credited his legal background for the successes of his books. Equally t...
I Avoid Advances From Men By Staying Indoors —Toro Aramide
How did your career in acting begin?I have always had passion for acting for many years but it was quite challenging to start because my kids were quite young. I knew I have got what it takes to be one of the best actresses around but I was only waiting for the right time and the link that would make it happen and easy. So, one day after some years of waiting, I told myself that the time had come and I went for it. So, I spoke to my friend, Mercy Aigbe and asked her if she could coordinate a script. That was how it all started.So how has it been since you hit the silver screen?The experience h...
There’s still a smile behind the masks
Venturing into central Bangkok these days is bit of a weird experience with nearly everyone, Thais and foreigners alike, understandably wearing face masks as protection from the double threat of caronavirus and dust pollution. The City of Angels is transforming into the City of Masks, but it is encouraging that people are taking the situation seriously. However, it is a strange feeling being in the Land of Smiles but not seeing many grins, owing to the masks. But do not despair. You can still see those Thai smiles in the eyes.I haven’t seen so many masks in Bangkok since the days of street dem...
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The dystopian experience of skiing in New Jersey's new American Dream mall
In 50 years of skiing, my first downhill run of 2020 was like nothing I had ever experienced. The 28-degree temperature and machine-made snow were familiar enough, but I ended up skiing through a windowless rectangular box, beneath girders and electric lights, and toward a mural of a swank ski lodge.I was at “Big Snow,” an indoor ski slope at the new American Dream Meadowlands, a mall and amusement park in East Rutherford, New Jersey.Whether the vast project will actually deliver the crowds and dollars that its promoters anticipateremains to be seen. Though amusements like Big Snow and Nickelo...
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Lara de Wit is the virtuoso Twitch didn't know it needed
Lara de Wit describes her inaugural Twitch stream in 2017 as “deeply awkward” and an experience that felt like “flying a spaceship.” Equipped with her $100 webcam, a rudimentary broadcast setup, and as much knowledge as she could Google about how to manage it all, de Wit went live from her home in Sydney, Australia, for the first time. Only she wasn’t playing Fortniteor Overwatch; she was playing the piano.“The first stream only had about 25 viewers because I didn’t post it anywhere,” de Wit tells Inverse. “I thought I was going to have all sorts of technical issues so I didn’t publicize it, a...
World Bank chief economist announces resignation
Washington (AFP) - World Bank chief economist Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg on Wednesday announced she will be leaving the institution, according to a letter sent to colleagues and obtained by AFP.Calling it a "difficult decision," Goldberg wrote that she will step down from her post on March 1 to return to teaching at Yale University."This has been a rewarding experience, to work with you on the issues that we care deeply about and ensure that development economics serves to create opportunities for the poor," she told her colleagues in the letter.In a separate letter, World Bank President Davi...
On the wheels of change
MANILA, Philippines — It is always a joy to get into the cockpit of an SUV that embodies beauty and high-tech in a single unit that was the experience I recently had at the helm of the MG RX5.Perhaps a little background is in order.Morris Garages (MG) is a British automotive company well known for its small open two-seater sports cars. MG also produced saloons and coupés, with engines up to three liters in size. Today, the brand is owned by the Chinese automotive group SAIC Motor Corporation Limited.MG underwent many changes in ownership over the years. MG along with other assets of MG Rover w...