Voice Of America
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"I think this ad was an utter fail," said Nada Sahimi on the company's Instagram page. "This is not the true representation of Arab, Muslim women. We do not wear a hijab and go running in the streets, shame on Nike," she said. Filmed in the older, rundown suburbs of the glitzy Gulf Arab emirate of Dubai, the ad reflects the struggles faced not only by women across the region but also by some of its own stars. Amal Mourad, a 24-year-old Emirati parkour athlete shown leaping across rooftops, told Reuters her father was reluctant at first to let her train in a gym where men were present. "Convincing my father was the toughest part ... if you want something bad enough you stick to it, and you can get it done," said Mourad, who now teaches classes in a mixed gender gym. Women exercising in public is a rare sight in much of the region and women-only gyms are few, are not fully equipped for different sports and are often more expensive than gyms for men.
Red Bull
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Watch Max Stöckl Go 167kph on a downhill MTB! http://win.gs/VmaxMTB When it comes to mountain bike racing, there are few disciplines which offer a risk/reward ratio as savage as urban DH. With the Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo course cobbled together from residential hillsides, riders are forced to hunt for seconds off the clock amidst the rooftops and stairways of everyday life. Czech Republic's Tomas Slavik charged out of the start gate at 100% and didn't let up for a moment, resulting in one of the most gnarly mountain bike runs we've ever seen, and a well deserved 1st place win. Click play and hold onto your handlebars as Slovik shows us what it's like to rip this mental urban DH track. Results 1. Tomas Slavik (CZE) 2:48.480 2. Bernard Kerr (GBR) 02:50.560 3. Pedro Ferreira (CHI) 02:52.520 4. Mauricio Acuña (CHI) 02:53.640 5. Matías Núñez (CHI) 02:53.
The Economic Times
3 days
The solar parks will be developed in collaboration with state governments and union territories (UTs) all of whom are eligible for benefits under the scheme. The state government will nominate the Solar Power Park Developer (SPPD) and also identify the land for the proposed park, MNRE said. "Smaller parks in Himalayan and other hilly states where contiguous land may be difficult to acquire in view of the difficult terrain, will also be considered under the scheme," it added. Goyal told reporters that for additional generation of solar power, use of areas like rooftops at airports and vacant land along runways is being considered. MNRE is already implementing a scheme for development of 25 solar parks, with an aggregate capacity of 20,000 MW, launched in December 2014, it said. Till date, 34 solar parks of aggregate capacity 20,000 MW have been approved which are at various stages of development, the statement added.
The Sun Daily
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LONDON: Arsenal's legendary manager Arsene Wenger and Claudio Ranieri who guided Leicester City to the unlikeliest of titles last season are facing rocky futures for different reasons. Wenger – whose side tackle non league Sutton in the FA Cup on Monday – is in the spotlight as yet another season threatens to end in disappointment vis a vis the title and the Champions League. And Ranieri because the Foxes have lost their bite and are in danger of becoming the first English league champions to be relegated since Manchester City in 1938. Ranieri's last refugethird tier Millwall ousting them from the FA Cup on Saturday despite being reduced to 10 men – is the Champions League and his team have a tricky away trip to Sevilla this week. Here AFP Sports looks at five other managerial icons who fell foul of the very same fans who used to chant their names from the rooftops.
Mondoweiss
8 days
Awwad Najm, a Fatah spokesperson in Huwwara, told Ma‘an that Israeli forces raided several houses in the village including the village’s mayor, Nasser Jihad. Najm added that forces broke down the doors of the mayor’s house before searching it. Awwad added that Israeli forces deployed several snipers on rooftops of houses along the main road, in addition to setting up several military checkpoints throughout the village. http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=775511 Family accuses Israeli soldiers of torching its home in Hebron area HEBRON (WAFA) 14 Feb – A Palestinian family Tuesday accused Israeli soldiers of torching its home in Deir Razih, a village southwest of Hebron. Jihad Hajjeh told WAFA in a telephone call that soldiers threw flammable material inside the house when his wife and children had left it. “When my wife returned home few minutes later she saw it on fire and the soldiers were standing next to it,” he said.
Informed Comment
9 days
It matters when readers who feel marginalized can see people like themselves performing heroic acts. As one of 3.3 million Muslim-Americans , Khan flips the script on what Moustafa Bayoumi, author of “This Muslim American Life,” calls a “war on terror culture” that sees Muslim-Americans “not as complex human being[s] but only as purveyor[s] of possible future violence.” Bayoumi’s book echoes other studies that detail the heightened suspicion and racial profiling Muslim-Americans have faced since 9/11, whether it’s in the workplace or interactions with the police . Each time there’s been a high-profile terrorist attack, these experiences, coupled with hate crimes and speech , intensify. Political rhetoric – like Donald Trump’s proposal to have a Muslim registry or his lie that thousands of Muslims cheered from Jersey City rooftops after the Twin Towers fell – only fans the flames.
BBC News 24
9 days
So some Cubans who are fed up with the government strategy on access have come up with their own rather inventive solutions. The results are found on rooftops in towns and cities across the nation in the form of pole-mounted antennaes which are pointed towards the local communications centre, giving them internet access and even wifi.
Hackaday
11 days
If you've ever cast your eye towards the rooftops, you'll be familiar with the Yagi antenna. A dipole radiator with a reflector and a series of passive director elements in front of it, you'll find them in all fields of radio including in a lot of cases the TV antenna on your rooftop. In the world of amateur radio they are used extensively, both in fixed and portable situations. One of their most portable uses comes from the amateur satellite community, who at the most basic level use handheld Yagi antennas to manually track passing satellites. As you can imagine, holding up an antenna for the pass of a satellite can be a test for your muscles, so a lot of effort has gone into making Yagis for this application that are as lightweight as possible. [Tysonpower] has a contribution to the world of lightweight Yagis, he's taken a conventional design with a PVC boom and updated it with a stronger and lighter boom made from carbon fibre composite pipe .
BBC News 24
13 days
Amongst them, Google, company boss Eric Schmidt inking a deal in December that gives Cubans faster access to content from services like YouTube and Gmail. The thing is, when you are running an internet-based business, the last thing you want to do is traipse across town to find a connection. So some Cubans who are fed up with the government strategy on access have come up with inventive solutions. The results are found on rooftops in towns and cities across the nation in the form of pole-mounted antennae which are pointed towards the local communications centre, giving them internet access and even wifi.
BBC News 24
13 days
So some Cubans who are fed up with the government strategy on access have come up with inventive solutions. The results are found on rooftops in towns and cities across the nation in the form of pole-mounted antennae which are pointed towards the local communications centre, giving them internet access and even wifi. The practice isn't exactly legal but as I discovered that minor detail does not deter Cubans from getting their information fix.
BBC News 24
13 days
The thing is, when you're running an internet-based business, the last thing you want to do is traipse across town to find a connection. So some Cubans who are fed up with the government strategy on access have come up with their own rather inventive solutions. The results are found on rooftops in towns and cities across the nation in the form of pole-mounted antennaes which are pointed towards the local communications centre, giving them internet access and even wifi.
BBC News 24
14 days
The thing is, when you are running an internet-based business, the last thing you want to do is traipse across town to find a connection. So some Cubans who are fed up with the government strategy on access have come up with inventive solutions. The results are found on rooftops in towns and cities across the nation in the form of pole-mounted antennae which are pointed towards the local communications centre, giving them internet access and even wifi.
TYT YouTube
14 days
The poll’s findings corroborated previous surveys, which have found that Republican voters have relied on fiction to justify their policy positions. A 2015 PPP poll found that 30 percent of Republican primary voters supported bombing Agrabah, the made up home of Disney’s “Aladdin.” In that same poll, more than a third of Republican voters indicated they believed Trump’s false claim that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey were cheering on the rooftops on 9/11. The most recent poll can be interpreted to mean that the GOP base is perfectly content with living in the world of “alternative facts.” Only 23 percent of Trump voters said that they disagreed with the premise that the Bowling Green massacre warranted the executive order that placed an immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, while 20 percent of Trump voters said that they were unsure if the terrorist attack that never happened was a factor in Trump’s decision.
BBC News 24
14 days
The thing is, when you are running an internet-based business, the last thing you want to do is traipse across town to find a connection. So some Cubans who are fed up with the government strategy on access have come up with inventive solutions. The results are found on rooftops in towns and cities across the nation in the form of pole-mounted antennae which are pointed towards the local communications centre, giving them internet access and even wifi.
Mondoweiss
15 days
Voice Of America
16 days
“We were under mortar fire for a month and a half,” says Nabil, who makes tea at a cafe in the sprawling urban residential complex in eastern Mosul known as The Apartments. “So many people were injured and killed. So many people are buried in our gardens.” And while mortars still fall in parts of Iraqi-controlled Mosul, The Apartments are now quiet and far from the front lines. But soldiers say as they prepare to begin fighting in western Mosul in the coming days, the carnage in the complex late last year may portend a tough battle ahead. Like The Apartments, much of western Mosul has tightly-packed communities with narrow, zigzagging roads where militants fight from inside and on top of residentshomes. Iraqi forces had to enter The Apartments on foot while sniper fire rained down from the rooftops because the roads were too narrow for Humvees, according to Special Operations Forces 1st Lt.
The Huffington Post
16 days
Kazi Fahmida. The word "home" has a dual meaning in the Rohingya language: it refers to former houses in the village as well as home in the sense of the motherland, Rakhine. Memories of dried food on rooftops and fresh green chilli gardens are symbolic of that concept of life, that stability or peacefulness, which the Rohingyas have lost. When the refugees look to the east from Bangladesh towards Arakan and the mountain range of Arakan Yoma , they "remember many things of the past". Many families were split up. Parents sent their young children away from Arakan to save their lives while they themselves chose to stay and die in their homeland. As one refugee told me in 2009: Our memory should remain alive in our songs and poems. Our children should know why we are here. And if any outsider like you wants to listen us, they would listen to our songs and might understand our situation .
The Points Guy
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Collective Evolution
17 days
Just as Ethan McCord stated in the Wikileaks video above: “We were told by our battalion commander to kill every m***** f****** on the street. Many soldiers would not do that. We decided we were going to shoot into the rooftops of buildings because if you didnt fire, the NCOs in your platoon would make your life hell.”
MacRumors
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MacRumors
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MacRumors
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MacRumors
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The Points Guy
20 days
The must-visit spot here is Chez Pepe, which in the booming '60s hosted stars like Brigitte Bardot and Marlon Brando. The harbor in Byblos is hypnotic. Image courtesy of the author. 5. Beaches. Period. While public beaches are a bit iffy for tourists, there are many beach clubs and resorts that mix the gorgeousness of the cerulean-colored sea with soft sand and pretty, cosmopolitan people — no burqinis here! Eddé Sands in Byblos is one of them, with daybeds, a restaurant, spa and multiple pools — another club, Lazy B, is located just south of the city. Madame Bleu, right in Beirut, offers the best poolside food. 6. Beirut's Nightlife Scene Is Huge Not only does the city really come to life in the summertime, but its rooftops do, too. The ultra-exclusive Skybar (where you can watch the sun rise behind the mountains and reflect on the sea), White (with amazing R&B nights) and Iris (go for sunset drinks and live music) are the top scenes.