Significant shift taking place in Arab public opinion
Across the Middle East and North Africa, 2019 provided an eventful end to a tumultuous decade. There were unsettling developments on multiple fronts, to name just a few, there were: popular uprisings in Algeria, Sudan, Lebanon, and Iraq; international intervention in civil conflicts raging in Libya, Yemen, and Syria; dangerously accelerated tensions with Iran; and fading hopes for a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, despite the US promises about a great “deal.”In late 2019, Zogby Research Services (ZRS) once again had the opportunity to poll public opinion across the Middle East ...
Azerbaijan’s CEC to decide on received appeals
By TrendA meeting is taking place in Azerbaijan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) in connection with the parliamentary elections held on Feb. 9 in Azerbaijan, Trendreports Feb. 15.At the meeting, decisions were made on appeals received by the CEC.It was noted that appeals on the 82nd Agjabadi constituency, the 94th Barda rural constituency, the 106th Tovuz-Gazakh-Agstafa constituency, the 8th Binagadi constituency No. 1, the 15th Yasamal constituency No. 1, the 34th Khatai constituency No. 2, the 13th Khazar-Pirallahi constituency, the 112th Gakh constituency, the 40th Kapaz constituency No....
Azerbaijan becoming peoples’ partnership model for universal prosperity
By TrendAzerbaijan holds a key place in the North-South International Transport Corridor project, and not only because of its geographical position, Russian political analyst Andrey Ivanov told Trend.The political analyst noted that Azerbaijan is perceived by the project partners as the most reliable and conscientious partner.“Firstly, all necessary infrastructure has already been built in Azerbaijan,” said Ivanov. “That is, the country has become locomotive of the global project. But what is no less important is that everyone realizes that building relationships with Baku is very easy. Look a...
Cobra Gold to take place with ‘infection safeguards’
The 2020 Thai-US Cobra Gold military exercise will take place with necessary steps taken to safeguard the health of the soldiers, said Gen Chalermpol Srisawat, the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ chief-of-staff on Friday.Speaking at a joint press conference about the 39th instalment of the Cobra Gold exercises, Gen Chalermpol said precautionary measures will be introduced for the multinational military drill due to concerns about transmission of the coronavirus.The exercise is scheduled to take place from Feb 25 to March 6 in Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Rayong and Chon Buri provinces. Besides Thailand an...
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Haifa International Children’s Theater Festival announces Passover program
The Haifa International Children’s Theater Festival, which will take place from April 12-24, is marking its 30th anniversary with all kinds of new shows and events.The opening attraction this year will be an original musical, Everything is Gold, inspired by the songs of the beloved band Ha-Tarnagolim, by Haim Hefer and Sasha Argov.Five other new plays, which were chosen out of hundreds submitted in a competition, will be performed, along with many other shows from around the world. All in all there will be more than 200 performances, including shows in the commedia dell’arte style.Plays will b...
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Wandering Stars Music Festival set to be a musical treat
The year’s elite international Wandering Stars Music Festival will take place from March 1-5 in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.Each year, the festival, organized and funded by the European Foundation for Support of Culture, rotates between competitions for piano, winds or string instruments. This year, scores of contestants for the final rounds of the single reed (clarinet and saxophone) wind competition, will gather to compete as well as present five concerts for the public, in cooperation with the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University.The top soloists will perform with the Jerusalem Sy...
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Top 5 High School Romance Anime Every Otaku Must See
Ah, high school—a place where budding hormones float through the air, as we all navigate our way through adolescence. Seeing as high school is where most people experience their first love or crush, it’s the perfect backdrop for anime love stories.Those of us who watch high school romance anime likely do so for the same reason, to experience moments of nostalgia that remind us of our first experiences with love. The romance anime on this listwill surely do just that and are guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings.1. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas[(https://gaijinpot.scdn3.secure.raxcdn.com/app/uplo...
A final place for Lynas' waste?
More than seven years after they started operations in Malaysia, rare-earths producer Lynas Corporation might finally be within grasp of a state-approved solution for its radioactive waste. In a Jan 30 statement, Lynas says it has identified a site with consent from the Pahang state government to build what it calls a "permanent disposal facility" (PDF).This PDF is key to Lynas’ operations in Malaysia. The company’s current operating licence expires on March 2, 2020. To renew its license, Lynas must fulfil three conditions set by Malaysian authorities. One of the conditions requires Lynas to e...
Six win adult literacy quiz
Six winners emerged in the Annual Adult Literacy Quiz Competition which took place recently at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja. The winners included Akintunde Kikelomo,Sikiru Suliat, and Oluwabunmi Adeyoye from the English category, while Ibitoye Abigail,Muyibudeen Abdulwasiu and Afolabi Sekinat won in the Yoruba category.They were presented with prizes such as cookers, refrigerators and ceiling fans.The quiz competition which had 30 participants from different Local Government Adult Learning Centres across the state was organised by the Lagos State Government in conjunction with La...
The things they say:
"I saw them all recently because a lot of us are staying at the same place (in Vancouver, Canada). There was a fire alarm at 2am and it was, like, all of Hollywood was on the street. It was like, 'Hey bro, haven't seen you for a while...'There were a couple of robes, PJs (pyjamas)'." James Marsden had an impromptu get together with the cast of Riverdale.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.