Morris is currently riding high with another collab: Her smash with Zedd and Grey, “The Middle,” currently sits at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.In the meantime, you can catch Horan and Morris on tour together this summer — Morris is opening concert dates for Horan’s Flicker World Tour, which is scheduled to wrap in the U.S. on Sept. 23 in West Palm Beach, Fla.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Niall Horan, Maren Morris: Watch “Seeing Blind” niall-horan-maren-morris-unplug-stripped-down-seeing-blind-video News Email Twitter Niall Horan, Maren Morris Unplug For Stripped-Down “Seeing Blind” Video Watch it unfold on the screen: Check out the duo’s countrified, acoustic-based performance video of their sweet collaborationTim McPhateGRAMMYs Jun 5, 2018 – 11:55 am As if Niall Horan and Maren Morris’ splendid studio rendition of “Seeing Blind” didn’t take us by enough surprise, the power duo has gone next level with the release of a down-home unplugged video performance that’s as sweet as pure sugar.Shot on location in an intimate studio in Nashville, Tenn., “Seeing Blind” surely benefits from a stripped-down countrified treatment. With a dapper cowboy hat, Horan sets the rhythmic tone with his strumming acoustic guitar figure, complemented by only sparse percussion. And when Morris and Horan harmonize, it’s a cloud nine combo akin to peanut butter and jelly.”Seeing Blind” is featured on Horan’s debut album, 2017’s Flicker, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Interestingly, the teaming of Horan and Morris has the GRAMMY Awards to thank.”I had heard a lot about Maren and she was making a lot of noise clearly with her album,” Horan told GRAMMY.com last fall. “And I watched the [59th] GRAMMYs, she performs with Alicia Keys, she wins a GRAMMY. I’m like, ‘That is right up my street there.'” Facebook
Celebrating 25 years of success, Gallery Escape has organised a show titled Drawing 2014: Seven Decades of Indian Drawing, featuring drawings by over hundred Indian contemporary artists spanning over seven decades. The show is co-curated by Prayag Shukla along with Annapurna Garimella and Sindhura Jois DM from Jackfruit Research and Design, Bangalore. The exhibition will display works dating from 1947 to the present in which drawing is presented as a broad and inclusive practice. Along with works on single sheets of paper, there will be artists’ books, studies for other projects, multiples, laser drawings, animation and more. This breadth allows curators and viewers to understand how an academic practice moves between the pedagogic and the conceptual realms and between established and experimental ways of working. The exhibition spans a broad expanse of time and seeks to evaluate modern and contemporary art through the medium of drawing. It is to perceive how Indian artists have adopted and experimented with ideas and materials which are brought from elsewhere. It also questions about art practices. What is Indian art today? What are the possibilities that drawing offers? How does an artist perceive drawing as a work of art and how does he or she distinguish drawing from any other work of art? By asking such questions, the exhibition seeks to document, analyze and celebrate several art historically distinct Indian approaches to drawing.Gallery Espace was started in 1989 by Renu Modi at the suggestion of the Husain himself and was one of the first art galleries in India to introduce variable lighting and sound systems, in recognition of the crucial factor that is the environment within which a work of art is displayed. Apart from this expansive show, there will be several collateral/outreach events that will reflect on the significance of drawings in art and other disciplines.When: 10 – 28 NovemberWhere: IGNCA, JanpathTiming: 11 am – 7 pm
One of the oldest and popular sea Ports of India, a state which houses many ancient Hindu temples and is famous for its rich tribal heritage, Odisha is the tourist’s paradise. Located on the eastern coast of the country, the state has many stunning destinations which offer a visual feast to the tourists and visitors. In order to promote tourism and attract domestic as well as international tourists, the Department of Tourism (DoT), government of Odisha, will be organising a road show in the national capital. The objective is to promote the state and its variety of tourism products in the western part of India. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The road show will benefit and provide information on Odisha Tourism to the tour lovers, tour operators, travel agents, travel writers, journalists, etc. Odisha tourism has already organised various roadshows last year and this year they are organising 10 roadshows across different cities in the country. Travel to Odisha is truly an amasing experience that attracts people from all parts of the world for its sculptural and artistic heritage. The Sun Temple at Konark, a UNESCO Heritage site; the temple of Lord Jagannath at Puri; one of the four cardinal centres for Hindus (Char Dhams) of India and temple city of Bhubaneswar are some of the important and popular tourist destinations. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe Buddhist heritage of Odisha comprising of Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri, Udayagiri, Langudi and Dhauli attracts tourists from all over the world. The serene beaches at Puri, Chandipur, Gopalpur and Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, the second largest mangrove forest in India, Simlipal National Park to name a few are the most sought after tourist destinations. The rock-cut caves of Khandagiri and Udaygiri at Bhubaneswar, depicting Jain heritage, throw light on the magnificent past of Odisha. Chilika, the largest brackish water lake in Asia and a Ramsar site of India with 1100 sq.kms area, is famous for Dolphins and migratory birds. A number of events to promote tourism like Konark Festival (December 1-5), International Sand Art Festival (December 1-5), Parab Tribal Festival (November 16-18), Dhanu Yatra Festival (December – January) Rajarani Music Festival (January 18-20), Mukteswar Dance Festival (January 14-16) etc. will be held to attract more of domestic and international tourists. A progressive and investment friendly tourism policy has been in operation since April 2013. As per the policy a State Level Single Window Committee has been created for speedy implementation of the projects; several incentives have been announced for the Tourism stake holders as part of promotional initiatives. In August last year, the Light & Sound Show (SEL) has been started at Dhauli which will be held at Konark and Khandagiri-Udayagiri as well.Odisha Tourism Development Corporation has also been playing a key role in the promotion and development of Tourism in the state. It covers a wide range of facilities to the tourists and visitors with its 22 strategically located hotels and restaurants. The Airport has opened to international sector and will definitely give a surge in tourist traffic.
Air Canada, Transat respond to expanded Canada-Israel air transport agreement Travelweek Group Posted by Friday, January 26, 2018 TEL AVIV — The governments of Canada and Israel have strengthened travel relations between the two countries with an expanded air transport agreement that will allow airlines like Air Canada and Air Transat to increase services.The news was announced by the Honourable Israel Katz, Israel’s Minister of Transport and Intelligence, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport, who recently travelled to Israel to hold key meetings with Canadian business leaders established in Israel.With this newly expanded agreement, designated airlines will be permitted to operate up to 19 passenger flights per week (up from 12). The new rights under the agreement are available for use by airlines immediately.“The expanded air transport agreement between Canada and Israel is a positive development for air transport relations between our countries. We are pleased to expand this relationship with additional flexibility for airlines to serve this growing market,” said Garneau. “By making the movement of goods and people faster and easier, this expanded agreement will continue to facilitate trade and investment between Canada and Israel and help our businesses grow and succeed.”On Israel’s long-standing relationship with Canada, Katz said: “Canada is a true friend of the State of Israel and we are grateful for their deep support. The expanded agreement with Canada is another step in the liberalization policy that the Israeli Ministry of Transportation is leading in the aviation sector, and it opens additional possibilities to Israeli airlines for cooperation agreements with other foreign carriers in Europe and North America.”More news: War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upKatz also noted that the implementation of the expanded agreement is expected to lead to an improvement in flight service, an increase in the level of competition among airlines, as well as a drop in airfares and an increase in passenger and cargo traffic to Israel.As Canada’s largest international airline, Air Canada welcomed the news, saying that under the revised agreement it will look to further expand its services between Canada and Israel.“Air Canada welcomes the expansion of the Canada-Israel air transport agreement as it will allow us to enhance our network and further advance our successful international expansion strategy. We look forward to increasing our services to Tel Aviv, which currently comprise of daily nonstop service from Toronto and seasonal nonstop flights from Montreal. We thank the Canadian government and congratulate it on its success negotiating this new agreement, which will enable us to offer more travel options to our customers,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.The airline has operated flights between Canada and Israel since 1995. In addition to its nonstop Toronto-Tel Aviv year-round daily service, Air Canada launched seasonal, nonstop service between Montreal and Tel Aviv in June 2017 that resumes in May. It plans to increase the Montreal route to three-times weekly this summer, up from twice weekly last year.More news: Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterAir Transat, a relatively new player in the Middle East market, made its first foray into the region in summer 2017 with direct flights between Montreal and Tel Aviv. Building on that success, it will offer three direct flights per week out of Montreal this summer, along with service from Toronto supported by connecting flights. The new program launches May 23.“We congratulate the federal government for reaching an expanded air transport capacity arrangement with Israel,” said Jean-Marc Eustache, President and Chief Executive Officer, Transat. “This deal will open up new development and growth possibilities for Canadian-based international carriers such as Air Transat.”The original Canada-Israel Air Transport Agreement was signed in 2015, and was reached under Canada’s Blue Sky Policy, which encourages long-term, sustainable competition and the development of international air services. Under this policy, the Government of Canada has concluded new or expanded air transport agreements covering more than 100 countries. Tags: Air Canada, Israel, Transat Share << Previous PostNext Post >>
SMEs in Africa. Image Credit: World Bank Advertisement The World Bank Group on Tuesday partnered with GSMA to help achieve Universal Financial Access (UFA) by the year 2020. The GSMA brings to the coalition a deep knowledge of mobile financial services, a proven ability to innovate, and a commitment to financial inclusion as a core component of its mission.In this context, GSMA has pledged to support the creation of 500 million mobile money accounts over the course of the UFA initiative.“Our commitment to support the creation of 500 million mobile money accounts reflects the scale of ambition needed to successfully close the global gap in access to financial services. We look forward to working closely with the World Bank Group and its UFA partners to ensure the conditions exist so that inclusive services, such as mobile money, can reach new heights,” Mats Granryd; General Director at GSMA said in a press statement. – Advertisement – Some 2 billion working-age adults globally do not use formal financial services and extending access to finance to them is the first building block to build a better life. The World Bank Group – the World Bank and IFC – has committed to enabling 1 billion people to gain access to a transaction account through targeted interventions and expanding their network of partners to boost financial inclusion.“The private sector brings the kind of innovation and investment needed to connect the remaining 2 billion people currently left out of the financial system,” Kristalina Georgieva; CEO at World Bank said in a press statementThe 32 UFA partners represent a cross-cutting network of banks, payment and technology companies, telecommunication firms, microfinance institutions, regulators, and industry associations. Recognizing that access points, products, and services are increasingly diverse, UFA partners deepen reach in key markets, leveraging a range of business models and expertise.[related-posts]IFC; member of the World Bank Group focused on the private sector in emerging markets is working to boost its engagement with the private sector to add millions of new account holders through its investment and advisory work with financial intermediaries and other partners. Existing IFC and World Bank operations are projected to help reach 656 million new account holders by 2020, keeping the institution on track toward the overall goal of enabling access to those who are currently unbanked.The UFA 2020 goal – recognizing financial access as a basic building block to managing an individual’s financial life – aims to provide all adults worldwide with access to a transaction account to store money and to send and receive payments.Access to a transaction account is a first step toward broader financial inclusion, which helps poor families escape poverty and afford such essential social services as water, electricity, housing, education and health care. Access to financing can help SMEs reduce risks, invest for growth and expand operations.source: World Bank