Egypt hopes to boost tourism with new archaeological discovery

first_imgPlane crash in Egypt damaging tourism sector This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows a large Roman bath and a chamber likely for religious rituals, that was recently discovered in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, south of Cairo, Egypt. Egypt hopes such discoveries will spur tourism, partially driven by antiquities sightseeing, which was hit hard by political turmoil following the 2011 uprising. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP) This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows a large Roman bath and a chamber likely for religious rituals, that was recently discovered in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, south of Cairo, Egypt. Egypt hopes such discoveries will spur tourism, partially driven by antiquities sightseeing, which was hit hard by political turmoil following the 2011 uprising. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a “massive” ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, south of Cairo.The Antiquities Ministry says Tuesday archaeologists also uncovered an attached building that includes a large Roman bath and a chamber likely for religious rituals.Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the building is likely part of the residential block of the area, which was the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.Memphis, founded around 3,100 B.C., was home to Menes, the king who united Upper and Lower Egypt.Egypt hopes such discoveries will spur tourism, partially driven by antiquities sightseeing, which was hit hard by political turmoil following the 2011 uprising.Related Egypt’s Luxor tourismcenter_img Egypt holds motorcycle rally to boost tourism image in Egyptlast_img read more

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Lawyers Demanded to Play More Active Roles in Dominica Bar Association

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share President of the Dominica Bar Association, Heather Felix-EvansPresident of the Dominica Bar Association (DBA), Heather Felix Evans is demanding that lawyers play more active roles in the association.She says less than 20 of the law practitioners in Dominica are active members of the DBA.This was expressed during her address at the ceremonial opening of the new law year on Monday.Evans sees 2020 as an opportune time for new beginnings and for lawyers to reflect on their involvement and commit to activities of the DBA.“The Bar association has important public functions to perform. It is in the public’s interest that Dominica has a strong and active Bar Association. Our association cannot fully and effectively perform its functions and responsibilities if only a few members actively participate,” she pleaded.Evans continued, “Today, we have 80 lawyers who are in the Commonwealth of Dominica engaging in legal practice in some way, shape or form. Very few, but to be more precise, less than one quarter are paid up members of the Bar Association and participate in bar activities. How is Dominica Bar Association to function effectively if at all with so few on board? The few who are members cannot and should not be expected to do everything.”She reminds that the association cannot stand alone and increased participation would be of great benefit to the court as well as the public.“The association needs you onboard to be properly functioning and effective body. It is time to be part of the solution. We need your ideas and opinions, we need your abilities, we need your guidance, we need your support. We would be honored and be made much richer with your company as members of the Bar Association.  The legal professions, the administration of justice, the judiciary and the public will benefit tremendously if we work as a unit, rather than separately.”The official ceremonial opening of the New Law year was held at the High Court. Sharecenter_img 206 Views   one comment Tweet LocalNews Lawyers Demanded to Play More Active Roles in Dominica Bar Association by: – January 14, 2020last_img read more

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Mao needs victory at NHK Trophy to regain confidence

first_img RELATED PHOTOS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS Mao Asada center_img Instead, Mao went on to endure the worst season of her competitive career. For the first time since the 2002-03 season, she failed to win an event.Last year’s NHK Trophy foreshadowed the trouble that loomed ahead. Mao placed eighth, her lowest finish in an event since the Japan nationals during the 2003-04 season when she was just 13 years old.The disastrous result assured she would not make the Grand Prix Final for the second straight year. The following month, Mao came in fifth at the Trophee Bompard in Paris.There was a slight uptick midseason at the Japan nationals and Four Continents, where Mao was second behind Ando in both events. But any hopes of salvaging the campaign came to a crashing halt at the delayed world championships in Moscow in April, where Mao took sixth as Ando claimed her second world crown.Mao begins this season at a crossroads. With Kim and Ando both electing not to compete in 2011-12, Mao would seem to have a clear path to her third world title. But as history has taught us, the road to glory can be filled with many obstacles, especially in the form of younger competitors.So which Mao will fans see in Sapporo?Will it be the confident two-time world champion?Or the inconsistent performer of last season?Mao’s primary competition at the NHK Trophy will come from Olympic teammate Akiko Suzuki, who was second at Skate Canada two weeks ago, American Ashley Wagner, third at Skate Canada, Russia’s Alena Leonova and Finland’s Kiira Korpi.In years past, Mao would have been the prohibitive favorite going up against this field, but at 21 she is now faced with the prospect of having to prove herself all over again. The 2014 Sochi Games are more than two years away, which is an absolute eternity in skating.Mao would go a long way to silencing the doubters with a decisive victory. The nation will be tuned in again to see if this is the beginning of the end for its favorite female athlete, or the start of the journey to greater glory in Russia 27 months from now.Here’s hoping it’s the Mao of old, who helped propel skating to incredible heights with her talent and charisma. No matter the sport, people everywhere love a comeback. There is nothing like seeing great athletes do it like they used to.The men’s field in Sapporo is strong, with the likes of 2010 world champion and Olympic bronze medalist Daisuke Takahashi and compatriot Takahiko Kozuka, the silver medalist at last season’s worlds, going up against Tomas Verner of the Czech Republic and American Brandon Mroz.Takahashi finished third at Skate Canada, while Kozuka took third at Skate America.Germany’s Robin Szolkowy and Aliona Savchenko, the reigning world champions, will face off with Russia’s Yuko Kawaguchi and Alexander Smirnov in the pairs, where Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran will represent Japan.Maia and Alex Shibutani of the United States, who came in second at the Cup of China, will take on Canada’s Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje in the ice dance. Cathy and Chris Reed are entered for Japan.Wise decision: Ando’s announcement last week that she was going to sit out the entire season to recharge her batteries for Sochi was the right move.After skating competitively nonstop for nearly 12 years, and coming off an absolutely incredible season, Ando consulted with coach Nikolai Morozov and arrived at the decision.She will not skate in the Japan nationals in Osaka next month, and therefore won’t be able to represent Japan at the world championships in Nice, France, next March.Ando’s success last season was a testament to her fortitude and the genius of Morozov, who made all the right moves. With many feeling Ando’s best days were behind her, she summed up a season for the ages. Her victory over Kim at the worlds was both fitting and poignant.The big picture: The city of Fukuoka has stated its interest in hosting the 2013 Grand Prix Final, the last major event of the next Olympic season. The Japan Skating Federation was cool to the proposal, saying it would have to take into consideration the feasibility of holding the event outside of Tokyo.It is time for the JSF to stop having such a narrow view and taking the easy route. Last season’s world championships, which were to have been in Tokyo before the March 11 disaster hit, were originally slated for Nagano, but swapped with last season’s nationals without explanation.Whether the excuse is cost or convenience, it doesn’t fly. For the benefit of raising interest in the sport and supporting the economy, the JSF should take a broader view and get away from always trying to stage the major events in the nation’s capital.There are a lot of fans in other parts of the country who should have the opportunity to see the elite skaters in person, while there are many in the international skating community who would welcome the chance to see other parts of Japan. Just over one year ago, Mao Asada entered the NHK Trophy coming off her second world title and a silver medal at the Vancouver Olympics. The stage was set for a triumphant return at the Grand Prix event in her hometown of Nagoya.With archrival Kim Yu Na having announced she would sit out the 2010-11 season, and Miki Ando three years removed from winning the world championship, it looked like Mao was poised to dominate her fellow skaters. But it didn’t quite work out that way. Long drought: Mao Asada enters this week’s NHK Trophy looking for her first victory since winning the 2010 world title. | APlast_img read more

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Deery Series, IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour at West Liberty for June 14 twinbill

first_imgWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (June 10) – The Deery Brothers Summer Series and the Hawkeye Dirt Tour pack another 1-2 Tuesday night punch, this time on June 14 at West Liberty Raceway.While the IMCA Late Model tour has made 13 previous visits to West Liberty, most recently when the 30th annual series opened on April 9, next Tuesday’s event marks the first-ever visit there by the tour for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds.The Deery feature pays $2,000 to win and minimum $300 to start while the Dirt Tour pays $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to take the main event green. The Modified feature is also a quali­fier for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.Denny Eckrich of Tiffin was the Deery winner on opening night at West Liberty. While Curt Martin of Independence, Scott Fitzpatrick of Wheatland, Joel Callahan of Dubuque and Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., have followed him to victory lane in the four series events held since, it’s seven-time tour champion Jeff Aikey currently leading the way in the points race.Grundy Center’s Joel Rust won the first two Hawkeye Dirt Tour events and paces the standings for that series. Brian Irvine of Oelwein took the checkers at the most recent HDT event, Thursday at Kossuth County Speedway.More information about next Tuesday’s race program is available by calling 563 744-3620 and at the www.simmonspromotionsinc.com website.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 224; 2. John Emerson, Waterloo, 214; 3. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 212; 4. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 211; 5. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 205; 6. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 198; 7. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 190; 8. Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland, 188; 9. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 184; 10. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 183; 11. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 180; 12. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 176; 13. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 164; 14. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 162; 15. Jason Rauen, Farley, 141; 16. Curt Schroeder, Newton, and Gary Webb, Blue Grass, both 134; 18. Rob Toland, Davenport, 133; 19. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 129; 20. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 122.Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, 107; 2. Chris Abel­son, Sioux City, 104; 3. Brian Irvine, Oelwein, and Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, both 100; 5. Kyle Brown, State Center, 91; 6. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 81; 7. Tom Berry Jr., Boone, and Kelly Shryock, Fertile, both 74; 9. Mark Elliott, Webster City, 72; 10. Tim Ward, Harcourt, 69; 11. David Brown, Kellogg, 67; 12. Ryan Maitland, Waterloo, 61; 13. Mike Van Genderen, Newton, 60; 14. Joe Docekal, Dysart, Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, and Nick Roberts, LaCrosse, Wis., each 58; 17. Shane DeMey, Denison, 51; 18. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, 48; 19. Brandon Maitland, Waterloo, 40; 20. Todd Shute, Des Moines, 39.last_img read more

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PBA: NLEX wins back to back, frustrates Meralco

first_imgOlu Ashaolu 17 points and 13 rebounds to negate Allen Durham’s eye-popping numbers of 32 points and 19 rebounds for Meralco.Raymond Almazan had another solid outing tallying 17 in both the scoring and rebounding departments, but could only do so much for the Bolts, who slid to 1-1 in the third conference.Meralco seeks to rebound against winless Alaska in a clash at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Friday next week.POST-GAME INTERVIEW The Road Warriors got the goods from JR Quiñahan, who scored 19 points to lead three more big productions from the bench that include Kiefer Ravena and Kenneth Ighalo, who both tossed in 15 each.“It’s been a long time since we’ve put together two wins in a row,” Coach Yeng Guiao, whose charges took early control of the standings. “So it really feels good.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I just hope we could sustain it,” he added, noting the upcoming task which will come in the form of Blackwater this coming Sunday.“We’re playing balanced basketball—which is for me the best news. Despite of our import, our locals are also contributing on the offensive,” Guiao said. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ADVERTISEMENT NCAA: Lyceum pounces on error prone Letran to stay hot ‘People evacuated on their own’ View comments Huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruptioncenter_img Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ MOST READ MANILA, Philippines–NLEX marched to its second straight win at the expense of sister team Meralco, 105-99, in Friday night’s PBA Governors’ Cup contest at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdownlast_img read more

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