A look inside the world of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
A peek behind the curtains.
It used to be commonly said that playing video games was not just a hobby, but a waste of time. But these days, gaming just might be the gateway to success, wealth, and fame. And one of the games that’s become a career for so many gamers is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.CSGO has become one of the biggest esports out there, compared to the likes of League of Legends and Dota 2. That ascension has more to it than just popularity in the gaming community. It is also attracting more attention from fans and, even more importantly, from cash-rich sponsors.Esports hitting the mainstream2020 has bee...
Saudi Arabia and Iraq’s gateway to prosperity
The opening of the Jadidah-Arar border crossing between Saudi Arabia and Iraq after its closure for almost three decades is a historic step that will broaden opportunities for economic development, trade and investment.There is no doubt that the move is the result of painstaking efforts that Riyadh has been making for years since the formation of coordination councils between the two countries. Both neighbors have worked tirelessly to achieve this and have sought to return relations to their previous status. In addition there was also a desire to extend a helping hand to our Iraqi brothers in ...
Unilever showcases 400 products at CIIE
By SHI JING in Shanghai | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-11-08 11:47While giving Chinese consumers an opportunity to learn more about overseas products, the China International Import Expo also works as an important gateway through which overseas companies can further look into the Chinese market, said top management from global leading fast-moving consumer goods company Unilever.It is the third year in a row that Unilever has attended the CIIE. More than 400 products of Unilever's 20 best-selling brands are displayed at this year's show, including the well-established personal care brand D...
The art of living well at SMDC Gold Residences
It’s your gateway to the art of living well, paving the way to a flourishing multifaceted lifestyle in a post-pandemic era.The 11.6-hectare Gold City, set to rise along Ninoy Aquino Avenue in Parañaque City, beckons to the modern urban dweller drawn to the promise of a burgeoning community—one that is poised to take your lifestyle to new heights, whether you seek for new adventures and milestones, exciting travel and business opportunities, or even just safe, conducive spaces to raise families and nurture relations with loved ones.This newest enclave in metro south will have SM Development Cor...
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Nigeria provides direct gateway from Africa to the Caribbean by air
This December, travel enthusiasts and others with a passion for fun, relaxation or adventure, will have a chance to create history, by being part of the first direct charter flights from Lagos, Nigeria to Montego Bay, Jamaica.The flights are in celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Nigeria and Jamaica. Both countries have worked hard to promote culture, education, industrial and economic development, at different levels.The flights are being coordinated by the Jamaican High Commission in Abuja and Nigerians Travel Too, a leading tour operator based in Lagos and the UK.They ar...
Energy group supports ban on new coal plants
Energy group supports ban on new coal plantsCatherine Talavera(The Philippine Star) – October 29, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The Center for Energy, Ecology and Development (CEED) has welcomed the moratorium on the endorsement of new greenfield coal power plants, but urged for the further phase-out of coal plants in the country to be able to provide cleaner energy sources.On Tuesday, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi declared a moratorium on the endorsement of new greenfield coal power plants as the country eyes a more flexible power supply mix to accommodate more renewable energy (RE) sou...
FedEx invests $30 million for new Clark gateway
FedEx invests $30 million for new Clark gatewayLouella Desiderio(The Philippine Star) – October 9, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Logistics giant FedEx Express is investing at least $30 million in a new gateway facility in Clark which will be operational by April next year.In a statement yesterday, FedEx Express, which is celebrating 36 years of operations in the Philippines, said the 17,000-square meter facility would be equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and increase sorting capabilities to 9,000 documents and parcels per hour.In addition, the facility will have dedicated areas...
Shrouded in the valleys of northern Akita, the town of Fujisato is a gateway to one of Japan’s first UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Shirakami Sanchi. This charming town is famous for its diverse hiking trails, fishing spots, Suffolk lamb, and enchanting waterfalls. It’s the perfect spot to mark on a Tohoku road trip!Shirakami SanchiJust near the town center, the Shirakami Sanchi World Heritage Conservation Center Fujisato Kan (Map) is a great starting point if you’re considering a day of hiking in Fujisato’s prestigious woods. You can learn more about the forest’s history and ecosystem through m...
Sending a rover to the Moon is setting a lunar gateway to Mars, says top UAE space engineer
Dubai: Going to the Moon in 2024 will pave the way to accomplish the UAE’s mission of sending humans to Mars by 2117. This — in a nutshell — is the objective of the first Arab mission to explore the Moon, Adnan AlRais, Mars 2117 Programme Director, said during Sunday’s Press briefing on the Emirates Lunar Mission.The Emirates Lunar Mission is part of the new 2021-2031 strategy launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, had announced on September 29 that the UAE wo...
HKFP Venture: Kat O, Hong Kong’s forgotten island – once its international gateway
Off the shore of Hong Kong’s north-easternmost corner lies Kat O, an island of fishing villages with a little-known history. Deserted under a decree during the Ming dynasty, it was re-inhabited by Hakka settlers in the 1660’s. Historically, the island served as an important resting stop for boats travelling between Hong Kong and the mainland.Also known as ‘Crooked Island’, this quiet corner on the edge of Hong Kong offers an eclectic mix of abandoned buildings and stores peddling traditional eats.Local stores offer traditional Chinese sweets and tea with ocean views.Quirky revamped houses and ...
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