For video game fans, there’s one adventure series that stands above the rest: The Legend of Zelda. The Nintendo series has captured gamers hearts from the earliest consoles, challenging players with unique dungeons and quests. While fans patiently wait for the new series release, there’s a way to experience Zelda like never before.Starting up this fall, The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses – Master Quest World Tour will bring the series’ iconic music to life. It’s a truly immersive musical experience that features an orchestra performing a four-movement symphony that weaves 30 years of Zelda music together, synchronized to gameplay on an 18′ x 32′ projection screen.To get a sense of the magic, check out footage from the sold-out show at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.The concept was developed in partnership with Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma and mythical composer and sound director Koji Kondo. Featuring music from Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, A Link to the Past, Link’s Awakening and more, fans of the Zelda series are going to love this unique experience.The full tour schedule can be found here; don’t miss out!
Returning to Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, TX from April 6-9, the annual Euphoria Music Festival has revealed the second phase of their stacked 2017 lineup. After previously announcing Alesso, Pretty Lights Live, The Floozies and more for their first phase, the festival has continued to pack their lineup with great artists from genres across the board.The new announcement is headlined by The Disco Biscuits, Wiz Khalifa, and Zeds Dead, but the party doesn’t stop there! Alan Walker, BADBADNOTGOOD, Mija, Spag Heddy, Yotto, CID, Grum, Manic Focus, Petit Biscuit, Ganja White Night, Evanoff, Ill-Esha and more are all included in the phase two announcement.Disco Biscuits bassist Marc Brownstein said, “We are excited to be kicking off the 2017 festival season with a stop at Euphoria this coming April.” Let’s hope that means more tDB festival performances will be announced soon!You can find all the info you need about Euphoria Music Festival by heading here, and the full phase 2 lineup announcement is featured below.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In dozens of cases on social media, Trump supporters downright flaunted their activity on the day of the deadly insurrection. Some, apparently realizing they were in trouble with the law, deleted their accounts only to discover their friends and family members had already taken screenshots of their selfies, videos and comments and sent them to the FBI. It has helped authorities charge about 150 people as of Monday with federal crimes. But even with the help from the rioters themselves, investigators have still had to work rigorously to link the images to the vandalism and suspects to the acts on Jan. 6.
By Dialogo December 16, 2010 With GDP expansion of 9.7%, Paraguay will lead regional growth in 2010, followed closely by Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, and Brazil, which have rebounded strongly from last year’s crisis, while the Venezuelan economy will shrink 1.6%, according to ECLAC data. Paraguay is seeing a notable recovery of its economy after it contracted 3.8% in 2009 due to the international crisis and the effects of a persistent drought. This year the Paraguayan economy was favored by the growth of the agricultural and livestock sector – especially soy production – by good climatic conditions, and by cattle production, according to the report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). A GDP growth rate of 3.5% is expected for 2011. Uruguay and Peru also rank high on the charts. After recording 2.9% growth last year, the Uruguayan economy will expand 9%, the second highest rate of growth in the region, followed by Peru with 8.6%. The Peruvian economy was stimulated by the growth of domestic demand in the context of low inflation, a reduction in the budget deficit, and a current-account balance of payments surplus. The forecasts for 2011 point to a 6% expansion. Argentina, meanwhile, will grow 8.4% in 2010, while a 4.8% expansion is expected for 2011. ECLAC estimates that Brazilian GDP will grow 7.7% in 2010 and 4.6% next year. In 2010, the Brazilian economy consolidated its recovery, together with a strong increase in jobs motivated by growth in domestic demand, due especially to public policies of increased spending and borrowing, directed particularly toward investment. In contrast, the Venezuelan economy is the one that will contract most this year, although a 2% expansion is expected for 2011. Venezuela was affected by a severe energy crisis, to which was added a fall in investment and private consumption, in a context of high inflation and an increase in unemployment. The restriction of electricity consumption particularly affected sectors such as the manufacturing industry, retail, and services. In addition, exports, private consumption, and gross fixed capital formation contracted, ECLAC explained.
Colombia and Peru have committed to implementing a plan to fight criminal organizations along their shared border, the defense ministers of the two countries, meeting in Bogotá, announced on January 25. “Colombia and Peru have energetically decided to confront that organized crime that does not respect borders, manifested in drug trafficking and illegal logging and mining along our borders,” Peruvian Minister Alberto Otárola said at a press conference at which he was accompanied by his host, Juan Carlos Pinzón. The two ministers are considering implementing an agreement that would make it possible to adopt, “within the shortest period of time, a series of measures, by way of the Armed Forces and police, for them to enter those areas where the criminal organizations are currently established,” the Peruvian minister said, without going into detail about the scope of those measures. In addition, Peru pledged to bring the issue of the fight against transnational crime before the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Pinzón revealed, stating that it is a matter that “continues to affect more countries, and coordinated work among nations is becoming more necessary.” For Peru, “crime has no borders,” and for that reason, it is seeking cooperation with “brother countries,” Otárola said. The ministers agreed to carry out joint actions “in the next few months” against criminal groups in the border area. The operations will be accompanied by social initiatives in favor of the population on both sides of the 1,600-km border. In order to evaluate the situation, the two ministers agreed to meet again in March, at the border, and they hope that Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim will also attend that meeting. By Dialogo January 27, 2012
Millennials, Center Stage for BrandsMillennials now represent the largest group of consumers within the US, and thriving brands today are highly aware of this. When millennials are wielding over $170 billion per year in purchasing power, there’s no ignoring this group of consumers.Brands don’t win over millennials easily. In fact, in many ways, they hold higher expectations of the businesses they work for, the brands they buy from and pledge loyalty to.Big DemandsMillennials stand at the forefront of technology – demanding brands to offer more efficiency, innovation, convenience, and quality than ever before. At the same time distrustful of the motives of many businesses, comes the demand for greater transparency, more authenticity, purpose-led values, and an all-around dedication to social responsibility and shaping a better world. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Last week the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history. More than two million Americans, largely seniors, were victimized by more than 260 defendants from around the globe in these cases. Total alleged losses from the elder fraud financial schemes were over three fourths of one billion dollars. This DOJ interactive map provides details on its cases.An increasingly more common form of elder fraud is the technical-support (tech-support) scam. This is where criminals trick victims into giving remote access to their computers while pretending to give technical support. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), older adults are the hardest hit by such scams. The FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network received nearly 143,000 reports with a loss of $55 million on tech support scams in 2018. Consumers 60 and over filed more loss reports on tech-support scams from 2015 to 2018 than on any other type of fraud reported to the Consumer Sentinel Network. The median individual reported loss to tech-support scams was $400, however, people 60 and over reported a 25 percent higher median loss of $500. 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
The second HoReCa MeetUp will be held on Tuesday, April 10, at 09:30 am, in the Innovation Center – HUB385 (Petračićeva ulica 4, Zagreb).METRO Cash & Carry will present digital solutions for hoteliers and caterers that will enable them to create and host a website for free and use a free application for online reservations. At the HoReCa MeetUP, METRO will present detailed research results on the use and impact of digital channels in the Croatian HoReCa sector, and panel participants on digital trends in the HoReCa sector will look at leading trends and the possibilities of their application in the Croatian market.The survey found that 56 percent of hotels, restaurants and cafes have their own website, and 72 percent of them are present on Facebook, with more than 85 percent of hoteliers and caterers believing that the website and Facebook page have influenced the increase in the number of guests. More about the research in the attachment.HoReCa MeetUpa Program:09:30 Registration and welcome coffee10:00 Research results on the use and impact of digital channels in the HoReCa sector / Presentation of free digital solutions for the HoReCa sectorTomislav Kostanjevac, digital platform specialist, METRO Cash & Carry Croatia10:35 Digital trends and a new generation of consumersArnd Philipp Stoehr, Strategic Development Director of METRO AG11:05 Panel: Digital trends in the HoReCa sectorMia Bezjak, Marketing Manager, Catering Kvatrić (Euroadria doo)Marko Zivkovic, digital channel manager Catering Kvatrić (Euroadria doo)Luka Jureško, Marketing Manager, Submarine Burger11:50 Testing digital solutions and informal socializingAll interested caterers – owners of hotels, bars, restaurants – can apply for participation until Friday, April 6 via the service Entrio or e-mail address [email protected] NEWS: MORE THAN 85 PERCENT OF HOTELS AND CATERERS CONSIDER THAT WEB AND FACEBOOK SITES HAVE AFFECTED THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF GUESTS</p><br />
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“Without them, the Israeli medical system would collapse.”Israel’s Arab minority are the descendants of Palestinians who stayed on their land after the creation of Israel in 1948. They make up around 20 percent of the population, but slightly more of the country’s health care workers.The community regularly says it faces social discrimination and denounces a law that enshrines the Jewish character of Israel.But as the Jewish state struggles against the deadly novel coronavirus, the crisis is highlighting the collaborative nature of its health service. ‘In the trenches together’ Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long faced accusations of racism towards the Arab minority and of inciting hatred against members of Arab political parties. He has described them as a “threat” to the country and one of his ministers has called them “terrorists in suits”.”Netanyahu knows the role of Arabs in the health service and in other sectors and he continues to spread hatred against Arabs and to lie unabashedly,” Walden said.Recently, nearly 700 Israeli medical professionals, roughly half of them Arab and half Jewish, signed a petition calling on Netanyahu to stop sowing division during a public health crisis.More than 3,800 cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported by Israel as of Sunday, and 12 people have died. After more than a year of political turmoil marked by three inconclusive general elections, Netanyahu is expected to remain in power and form an “emergency government” to manage the virus outbreak after a surprise agreement by his rival Benny Gantz to work with the premier.”Our goal, both Arabs and Jews, is to protect humanity, and we call for an end to incitement to hatred. We’re in the trenches together working to stop the coronavirus epidemic,” said Shukri Awawda, a senior doctor in the Arab city of Nazareth and one of those who spearheaded the petition. Topics : A photo shared widely on social media this week showed two medics pausing to pray in front of their ambulance. One was Jewish — standing and praying in the direction of Jerusalem — and the other a Muslim, who laid out his prayer rug and knelt facing towards Mecca. Some internet users praised the image published by Israel’s equivalent of the Red Cross, the Magen David Adom, as “inspiring” and underscored the need for unity in a crisis. Others took the opportunity to highlight the inequalities faced by the Arab minority. According to a 2017 study by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, poverty rates are far higher in Arab neighborhoods, where the average life expectancy is also four years lower than among Jewish Israelis. In Israel, Jewish and Arab doctors have worked side by side on the frontlines of the novel coronavirus fight, also battling entrenched schisms between their communities and stressing their unity in the face of the crisis.Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, near the city of Tel Aviv, is ranked among the best in the world and its directors say its standing is thanks to a team of Arab and Jewish caregivers working together in a society otherwise marked by divisions.”We work together with Arab medical staff everywhere and not just in the time of coronavirus. There is no difference between us,” Sheba deputy director emeritus, Rafi Walden, told AFP. Disparities in virus response? The number of novel coronavirus cases recorded in Arab areas has remained relatively low. This is “because fewer tests are being conducted in Arab areas”, said Israeli Arab lawmaker Jaber Asakla, who has made an urgent call for more resources to manage the health crisis.Another explanation could be the faster spread of the disease in large cities, according to researcher Mohammad Darawshe, who noted that “nearly 70 percent of Arab citizens live in villages and individual homes”.Meanwhile “70 percent of Jewish citizens live in cities and apartment blocks”, said Darawshe, who works with the Givat Haviva centre, which campaigns for equality between Arabs and Jews in Israel.With fewer resources, “Arab municipalities are definitely not prepared for when the big wave of coronavirus comes,” he warned.”They have not had the luxury of budgets to train their staff properly for emergency situations.”In a recent campaign on social media, Arab doctors and nurses wearing masks and protective gear urged fellow citizens to avoid spreading the virus by staying home, “for the sake of our loved ones, and for our sake”.