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22 May 19
Artificial Lawyer

Other than AI tools, if there is one area of new technology that comes in for a regular kicking it’s that of blockchain-based applications. Yet, as the months roll by, rather than fading away more solid use cases for blockchain tech, backed by major banks, corporates and law firms, come to life. A lot of […]

22 May 19
Skyscanner Australia
As the summer wanes, cities all over the world make use of the darker days by putting on fantastic light festivals. After all, just because the days are colder doesn’t mean we can’t still make the most of them! Wrap up warm and book flights to cities that light up their streets, houses, and the skies with shows that will live in your memory long after you depart. What are some of the best light festivals around the world? Good question! We happen to think Vivid Sydney is one of the best light festivals, but celebrating the light when the sky grows dark is pretty much a worldwide pastime. Here are some of our absolute favourites! Vivid Sydney – Sydney This yearly outdoor festival held in Sydney is one of the greatest; boasting large scale light installations, laser shows, and immersive light sculptures. There are musical performances to boot, so you’ll be entertained. See the Sydney Opera House lit up and glowing at this wonderful festival. Plus, this is one of the only light festivals around the world that’s held in mid-summer, so you can hit Bondi Beach in the morning and be awed by a light show at night! When is this light festival on? January Festival of Lights – Berlin This festival takes place right by Brandenburg Gate, one of Berlin’s most famous landmarks. This event is known for its musical performances and photography workshops. Berlin itself is also a fantastic place to visit: see the Reichstag, the Gendarmenmarkt, and the Berlin Wall Memorial. When is this light festival on? October Wisteria Festival – Ashikaga This is a festival where nature and technology collide. In spring the 1000 square metres of Wisteria trees are lit up. There are sections shaped into a tunnel, so you can literally stroll through a tunnel of light. Ashikaga is just north of Tokyo, and so you can easily get here on a day trip, and spend the rest of your time touring Tokyo’s attractions, such as Sensō-ji and the Meiji Temple. When is this light festival on? April-May Fête des Lumières – Lyon Originally a religious festival dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this event has grown into a celebration of Lyon’s urban culture. Expect stunning 3D mappings and light installations all over the city, and download the festival’s app for updates on what’s on where. Lyon is one of the most important cities in France after Paris, and there is plenty to do here. Tour the Old Town, marvel at the ancient Grand Theatre and gorge on French cuisine in the town’s brasseries. When is this light festival on? December Las Fallas – Valencia This is a flamboyant festival, working with fire more than technology, as puppets are made, paraded on the street and then set alight. Think of it like a giant, cathartic street party. It’s springtime in Valencia when this famed light festival falls, so it makes for perfect weather to explore the UNESCO-listed La Lonja de la Seda, the cathedral, and the city’s wonderful central market. When is this light festival on? March Circle of Light – Moscow Moscow is a beautiful city and lends itself well to the art installations that decorate some of its most famous buildings during this light festival. Expect to see the Bolshoi Theatre and Moscow State University double as light paintings. While you’re visiting it would be a crime not to see the astonishing Kremlin and the iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral. When is this light festival on? September Diwali – Jaipur There is no light festival more famous than Diwali, the Hindu, Sikh and Jain celebration of light. From fireworks, light shows, crackers and street parties, this is a festival of fun as much as it is about light. You can enjoy this event in a bunch of fantastic destinations: New Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, but perhaps the best place is Jaipur, where you can watch the lights illuminate this famed pink city. When is this light festival on? November Pingxi Lantern Festival – Taipei This beautiful festival involves thousands of people writing messages on lanterns, lighting them and letting them rise above the city. This is a marvel to witness, and budding photographers will adore this festival. If you’re sticking around, you must visit the extraordinary National Palace Museum and the Shilin Night Market. When is this light festival on? February Loy Krathong – Tak Krathongs are flower baskets, usually made from coconut shells, set with candles, and let to float on the rivers and lakes of the town. This is a spiritual, atmospheric festival, and another one for keen photographers. Tak is also within easy reach of some stunning nature reserves, such as the Mae Ping and Namtok Pha Charoen National Parks, home to waterfalls, forests, and mountains. When is this light festival on? February Guy Fawkes Night – London Remember, remember the 5th of November! The failed attempt of Guy Fawkes to blow up parliament in 1605 is celebrated each year with fireworks, themed events and bonfires all over the country. Well, we always knew the Brits loved irony… Added to that London is a great place to tick some big ticket attractions off your bucket list, like the Tower of London and Big Ben. When is this light festival on? November Amsterdam Light Festival This festival takes place in winter, when this city is at its most magical. Along with the Christmas markets and lights, you’ll see the canals lit up with light sculptures, and installations. Amsterdam is also famed for its incredible museums, and the cold weather makes for ideal gallery and museum hopping: see the Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. When is this light festival on? November-January
22 May 19
Geoawesomeness

At Geoawesomeness, we’re working on creating an interactive job portal to connect companies to enthusiastic talent! If your company is looking for new talent and you want to share the opportunity with our community, feel free to submit a job using the online form for us to review and include in our list! Featured Job: […]

22 May 19
UPHINDIA

Intel has done some mitigations for these vulnerabilities that can leak secrets from virtual machines, secure enclaves and kernel memory. Here’s how the attacks work. Researchers have found new flaws in Intel processors that could allow hackers to defeat the security boundaries enforced by virtual machine hypervisors, operating system kernels and Intel SGX enclaves, putting […]

22 May 19
Information Nigeria

Leading Pan-African Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) PLC in partnership with leading global payments and technology company, Mastercard recently announced lucky winners of the all-expense paid trips to the Semi-Finals and Finals of the 2019 UEFA Champions League. The winners (all UBA Mastercard holders) and their plus ones graced the semi-finals in Liverpool & […]

22 May 19
Girls of Camp Maqua

Meeting new friends from diverse states and countries, other religions, different ethnicities plus the great canoe trips and hanging with staff members helped Sarah Smith’s (1968-70) independent formation. Sarah is the development director for the Center for Women and Families in  Connecticut and works with domestic assault and crisis cases. “For me camp gave me […]

22 May 19
Online Casino Games For Real Money

Minutes of The Bitcoin Foundation Board Conference held on January fifteen, 2019 Present: Bobby Lee Brock Pierce (Chairman) Llew Claasen (Executive Director) Michael Perklin Vinny Lingham Absent: Bruce Fenton Approval of the agenda The agenda for the conference was approved by the Board. Approval of the minutes The minutes of the conference held on November […]

22 May 19
cocoaa project

Un curatore condivide con l’artista una vita interiore tanto piena quanto vuota. Artisti e curatori sono in una dimensione socialmente popolata. Popolata anche se mai affollata, solitaria anche se non triste. Ma il privilegio del rapporto artista-curatore, così come mi è apparso fin dall’inizio del mio interagire con Mariko Hori, è stato in questo caso […]

22 May 19
Skyscanner Australia
Aussies are spoiled for weather: we have reliable, warm summers, and gorgeous temperate shoulder seasons. Winter however, is chilly, and if you’re like us, and hate popping your sandals and shorts away for a season of socks, scarves and winter jackets, then you are not alone (literally – we’ve looked at the numbers!). A staggering 80% of us book to warmer destinations in winter: to exciting cities in Asia like Tokyo and Singapore, North American bucket list hits like Los Angeles and Polynesian Hawaii, and historical European powerhouses like Athens and Italy. As flights prices become more affordable, escaping the winter is very much ‘in’. So where should I book a winter holiday to this year? Year on year we’re seeing an uptick in Aussies looking to spend their winters somewhere sunny, and so we decided to compile a list of the best places you can book a winter escape. Whilst Bali (oh Bali, you beaut) and London consistently make our lists – including this one – there are some exciting new destinations that are emerging as the new heavy hitters of the hallowed winter holiday. Not only that, most destinations have never been more affordable when we looked at prices over the years. To help our cost-conscious travellers plan their winter escape, we crunched the data to reveal which warm weather spots have never been more affordable! Where there is huge savings to be had, we’ve made sure to point it out below – just look out for the Wallet-Warming Destination alert. Bali, Indonesia Bali calls to Australians like the sirens to Odysseus, and is consistently a top destination for winter holidays. This is partially thanks to its 30°C yearly averages, and its affordability – Bali is roughly 70% cheaper than Oz. Added to that, Bali boasts beaches, jungles, water parks, temples, restaurants, and bars, plenty to do for couples, families and solo travellers alike. Best winter holiday for: people on a budget London, United Kingdom Wallet-Warming Destination: Airfare prices are cooperating with traveller intentions, with prices reducing by 22% across a four year period. London during June to August is in its summer months, with daily highs of around 20-22°C. These temperate days are perfect for all the sightseeing you can do in this city. From wandering down the Thames for the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, Big Ben and the Tower of London, to strolling through the grounds of Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court, and Hyde Park. Families, can go to the Natural History Museum, or the Harry Potter Studio Tour, couples can dine from the top of the Shard, or explore the rooftop bars, and solo travellers can shop down Regent’s Street, and discover the foodie scene of Brick Lane. Best winter holiday for: sightseeing Athens, Greece Wallet-Warming Destination: Flight prices have dropped 24% since 2015 making the Greek capital an affordable winter-break this year. Greece is so beautiful during June to August that other Europeans experiencing summer still choose to holiday here. Expect daily averages between 23-32°C, and dry weather. Athens is the jewel in the country’s crown, with ancient historical marvels that are a wonder to behold, such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon Temple, and the Agora marketplace. Athens is also a brilliant hub for exploring the hundreds of Greek islands, such as Santorini, Mykonos, and Zante. Where you can enjoy the seaside resorts, sunsets, and fascinating mythologies. Best winter holiday for: island hopping Tokyo, Japan Wallet-Warming Destination: Airfares are 10% more affordable than they have been in 4 years. One to watch! The rising popularity of Tokyo is no surprise, summers are warm and see average highs of 26-31°C, and the attractions in the city are more than we can number here. Kids will adore Tokyo Disney, the Ghibli Museum, the monkeys of Jigokudani Yaenkoen park. Adults on the other hand can enjoy the nightlife of Shinjuku, the shops of Ginza, and the incredible food found in sushi bars, and hole-in-the-wall ramen joints. Day trips also abound, with easy access to the slopes of Mount Fuji, the Great Buddha of Kamukura, and the temple town of Nikko. Best winter holiday for: culture Bangkok, Thailand One to watch! Bangkok is often seen as a stopover to the islands, coastline, or the northern reaches of Thailand, but this capital is filled with attractions and things to do. Visit the Grand Palace, the riverside Wat Arun, and the National Museum to see Bangkok’s historical side, and then throw yourself into its contemporary heart by enjoying the gleaming malls and sky high bars of the city, or the buzzing atmosphere of Khaosan Road. Plus, if you like the warmth, you’re in luck, as you can expect the days to sit at 25-33°C, more than enough to banish those winter blues. Best winter holiday for: a city break Phuket, Thailand One to watch! Escaping winter to the paradisiacal stretches of Phuket will mean lazing on white-sand beaches, drinking fresh coconut water, and snorkelling in crystalline waters. Phuket is also affordable, and well set up for all manner holidayers. Budget backpackers will find beach bars and cheap bungalows by the sea, families will be able to make use of the water parks and kids clubs, and couples can find gorgeous hideaways fit for honeymooning. Best winter holiday for: beaches Los Angeles, USA The City of Angels became the home of Hollywood partially because of its near-perfect weather, and if you book a winter holiday to LA you can expect days to sit between 18-29°C. Perfect for spending time on the golden shores of Malibu, in the palm lined avenues of Beverly Hills, or the star lined walk of Hollywood Boulevard. Film buffs of course will revel in all the things you can do here, from studio and set tours, visiting Disneyland and Universal Studios, to keeping an eye out for the latest celebrity popping for a coffee in Santa Monica. Best winter holiday for: movie lovers Singapore Dive into a world of dining, shopping, and ethereal spaces like the city gardens by booking a winter holiday to Singapore. Always tropical, Singapore hovers between 26 and 31°C. Travellers can spend their day in the Gardens by the Bay, in the infinity pool at the top of Marina Bay Sands, or take the kids to Universal Studios or the incredible night safaris at Singapore Zoo. A win for any winter-shy traveller. Best winter holiday for: luxury Rome, Italy Wallet-Warming Destination: Flying to the crown jewel of Italy is 17% cheaper this year compared to prices four years ago. Tour the ancient streets of Rome for your winter escape, as the Eternal City is where you can enter the historical Colosseum, marvel at Trajan’s Column, sit by the Trevi Fountain, and be awed by the Pantheon. Plus, you can do all this under a blue sky and in temperatures of 19-32°C. For history buffs it’s hard to beat Rome, not least because after a long day of touring you’ll find gelato stands on every corner – the perfect way to cool down. Best winter holiday for: history Paris, France Wallet-Warming Destination: 16% drop in flight costs compared to 2015! The magnificent streets of Paris are probably at their most beautiful from the months of June to August, as summer is well and truly in bloom. At daily temperatures in the 16-25°C range, you can wander along the Seine, see the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Élysées, and the Louvre under the sun. This is an ideal winter escape for couples looking for a little romance, but it’s not just for those who are paired up. Families, friends, kids (and big kids!) will adore Disneyland Paris, and trips out to wonders like the Palace of Versailles. Best winter holiday for: romance Honolulu, Hawaii Wallet-Warming Destination: Airfares at a four year low, decreasing by 16%. Are you a surfer? There is no better place in the world to hit the waves than the destination where this sport was invented. However, don’t despair if you’re aren’t a surfer, as you can still take advantage of the 25°C + days and relax on Waikiki’s beaches, hike in the national parks of Kauai, and the big island, and swim with wild dolphins off the coast of Oahu. You can also get to know more about the wonderful indigenous culture of Hawaii and see a real Luau, or explore the history of the islands at the Polynesian Cultural Centre. Best winter holiday for: surfing Manila, Philippines Wallet-Warming Destination: Airfares have decreased by 28% since 2015. One to watch! The archipelago that makes up the Philippines has some of the most pristine landscapes in the world. Think white sand beaches, turquoise shores, and colourful reefs. What makes this destination even more appealing (aside from its 26-31°C daily temperatures) is that average prices on holidays to the Philippines drop by 10% during the months of June to August – perfect for beaching on a budget. Best winter holiday for: snorkelling Dublin, Ireland Wallet-Warming Destinations: It could very well be the luck of the Irish making flights to Dublin 18% more affordable than 4 years ago. Dublin never gets that hot, as even in summer the temperatures stick at around 19-20°C, but that makes it a pleasant place to spend a season if you aren’t keen on a winter escape that makes you feel like melting. The gentle rolling landscape of Ireland turns emerald green in summer, and this is a great time of year to hire a car and see the Cliffs of Moher, the Giant’s Causeway and the Wicklow Mountains. In the city itself, you can enjoy its well-deserved artistic reputation, and visit the Dublin Writer’s Museum, or see the Book of Kells at Trinity College. Or go for tour Dublin Castle, duck into Kilmarton Gaol, and throw back a pint at Guinness Storehouse. Best winter holiday for: literary buffs Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam For excitement and some much needed heat in the winter months, Ho Chi Minh City is ideal. The city itself is known for its food and its nightlife, but there are a ton of wonderful attractions here, such as the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels, the Independence Palace, and the Ben Thanh Market. The weather in this city averages 27°C throughout the year, and if you find yourself getting a little hot under the collar, you can easily make your way to the seaside resorts of the south in Phu Quoc, or the north in Nha Trang. Best winter holiday for: nightlife Amsterdam, Netherlands Wallet-Warming Destination: Airfares have decreased 25% over a 4 year period. One to watch! Amsterdam has rocketed up the list of favoured destinations for Aussie travellers, climbing up some 4 positions to hit our winter list. It’s easy to see why too, as Amsterdam is one of the loveliest cities in Europe. Tour the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, and Dam Square, then hop on a boat tour and enjoy a cocktail on the canals. Summer days in this city are enjoyable, and usually sit at a comfortable 22°C.  Best winter holiday for: museums
22 May 19
News Archives Uk

Former star of Coronation Street, Tisha Merry, said her relationship with former co-star Alan Halsall was "prophesied by a clairvoyant." The couple went public earlier this month as Alan, who plays Tyrone Dobbs in the ITV soap, released a beloved snapshot of the couple at Sam Aston's wedding. Tisha, who played soap in Steph Britton […]

22 May 19
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22 May 19
Archy Worldys

Midfielder "Zwolle" can go to "Krasnodar" news.Sportbox.ru Midfielder "PEC Zwolle" Namley close to the transition to the "Krasnodar" Championship Krasnodar negotiates transfer of midfielder Zwolle Namli Sports.ru Krasnodar may sign midfielder Zwolle Namli Bombardir.ru Media: midfielder “Zwolle” Namley can become a player of “Krasnodar” SPORT – EXPRESS View from different angles in the Google News […]