UNESCO: 7,500 Undocumented Migrant Children Enrolled in Moroccan Schools

Rabat- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released Tuesday, on World Children’s day, the Global Education Monitoring report for 2019, entitled: “Migration, displacement and education: Building Bridges, Not Walls.”Noting that Morocco hosts large communities of undocumented immigrants, the study assessed the achievements of countries in ensuring the right to quality education for refugees and migrant children. UNESCO asserted that although Morocco’s law N0.4 limited access to education only to Moroccan children, the 2011 Constitution came to recognize the right to education for all children in the country. The report estimated the number of undocumented child African immigrants enrolled in Moroccan schools in 2015-2016 at 7,500. The study asserted that Morocco’s Ministry of Education opened access to education for children from sub-Saharan African countries in 2013, albeit some required documents that are somewhat “difficult to meet.”The report gives the example of the Casablanca-Settat’s Regional Academy of Education and Training requiring medical certificates for enrolment in schools, especially for migrants from countries affected by the Ebola virus epidemic.Read Also: World Bank: Moroccan Schools Rely on Passive Learning, Violent DisciplineLess than half of undocumented migrant children aged 8 to 17 years old received in Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier centres attended school in 2014. The study argues that changes in country policies affect the education of the children and hinder the progress of the full inclusion of migrant children in national education systems.While accurate statistics on sub-Saharan migrants aiming to settle in Europe are “difficult” to estimate, the report notes, there is an increasing number of sub-Saharan migrants who remain in transit countries, such as Morocco.Over the past years, the number of undocumented migrants has steadily increased in Morocco, especially from sub-Saharan African nations. According to Pew Research Center, sub-Saharan Africans have accounted for 8 of the 10 fastest growing international migrant populations since 2010.The 2017 World Bank Report noted that the Moroccan Foundation for Financial Education, in partnership with the International Labour Organization, opened financial education programmes and conducted “qualitative surveys before developing the training to ensure the toolkit met the needs of both migrants and their families.”Many countries exclude migrants and refugees from their national education systems. Countries like Australia, Hungary, Indonesia, and Malaysia provide limited access to education for the migrant children. “Half of the world’s forcibly displaced people” are under the age of 18, yet the countries holding the asylum-seeking children in detention, including Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, Karen refugees in Thailand and many Afghan refugees in Pakistan, could only find a small space in private schools or community-based institutions, UNESCO emphasized.“Everyone loses when the education of migrants and refugees is ignored. Education is the key to inclusion and cohesion. Increased classroom diversity,” states the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay.Despite challenges teachers face in regard to classroom diversity, it is “ an opportunity to learn from others. It is the best way to make communities stronger and more resilient,” Azoulay said. read more

UNICEF denounces violent attacks on schools in Afghanistan

“Children have the right to education, they have the right to play, they have the right for hope, they have the right for joy, they have the right to grow, and they have the right to learn,” said UNICEF Representative Eric Laroche. “What we are seeing in recent weeks is precisely a violation of all these rights because a child that goes to school – a girl that goes to school and sees her school being burnt down is deprived of her rights.” Reporting that over the past week, there had been incidents against schools in Kandahar, Wardak and Sar-i-Pul, he told reporters in Kabul that the pattern could not be allowed to continue. Anticipating questions on whether the Taliban was involved, he said, “We don’t think it is a resurgence of Taliban but we think it is time… to help people react against these acts of violence.”He warned that there could be no peace in the future of Afghanistan until the people understood that education was central to the country’s growth and economic development. For its part, UNICEF would “help at the community level, at the local level, at the central level, the government, to make sure that children’s education, children’s schools are going to be protected,” he said.Amid this grim picture, he voiced optimism about the overall trend, noting that 3 million Afghan children went back to school following the fall of the Taliban, including a significant percentage of girls, who had been banned from receiving an education during the Taliban’s rule. “If you would have talked to a child, any Afghan, two years ago or even one and a half years ago, what struck me was the lack of hope,” he said. “We are restoring hope.” read more

Concerned at evictions UN calls on Angola to comply with human rights

Miloon Kothari, who was appointed by the UN Commission on Human Rights, said that “large-scale forced evictions have been on-going on in Angola for many years,” but he was particularly concerned by the more recent and reportedly violent cases in the capital Luanda, and also by the fact that the Government had postponed his planned visit to the country.“In my capacity as Special Rapporteur on adequate housing appointed by the UN Commission on Human Rights, I have been following closely for some time the situation with respect to housing rights in Angola, particularly in light of the persisting practice of forced evictions in Luanda.“I have brought my concerns to the attention of the national authorities, but no response has been received yet and the most recent events suggest that such appeals are not being taken into account. I am particularly concerned in light of the fact that my previously planned official visit to the country has been postponed and has not yet been rescheduled by the Government.”Citing specific examples, Mr. Kothari said that hundreds of families were affected at the end of last year when the Luanda Provincial Government undertook “forced evictions and demolitions of homes” in the municipality of Kilamba Kiaxi in the capital.“Over 600 families were affected by forced evictions for the purpose of implementing the governmental housing project Nova Vida,” he said, adding that those remaining in several of the neighbourhoods were then reportedly evicted earlier this month.“Reports indicated that members of the National Police Force, provincial inspectors as well as agents of a private security company shot into the crowd of residents, kicked and hit people with guns and whips. The law enforcement agents allegedly acted with excessive use of force.”Mr. Kothari said that he had repeatedly drawn attention to the “worrying practice of forced evictions worldwide,” and had recently developed a set of guidelines aimed at assisting States in developing policies to prevent forced evictions which he had also shared with Angolan authorities.“I call on the Angola Government to take immediate steps to comply with its human rights obligations and to promptly act on this now public appeal,” said the expert, who serves in his personal capacity and is unpaid. read more

UN agency calls on Syrians to protect cultural heritage amid uptick in

A recent uptick in violence and shelling in the cities of Bosra and Idleb has sparked widespread concern across the UN system for the safety of the cities’ inhabitants as well as their historical sites, including the Idleb, Maarrat al Numaan and Bosra Museums. “This heritage belongs to all Syrians and to all humanity,” Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) affirmed in a press release. “I call on all parties from using cultural heritage sites for military purposes and to protect them from any damage and destruction resulting from fighting.”Last weekend, Idleb, located in northwest Syria, reportedly fell under the control of a coalition of anti-Government armed groups, according to the UN Office for the High Commissioner (OHCHR). The city was subsequently shelled by Government airplanes, resulting in the deaths of at least 15 civilians. The Syrian Air Force then expanded its raids throughout the governorate of Idleb, attacking the towns of Sarmin, Mantaf and Nayrab.Ms. Bokova’s appeal comes as UNESCO launches its #Unite4Heritage social media campaign aimed at countering the propaganda of cultural cleansing in Syria, Iraq and other crisis-torn countries.“Areas around cultural heritage sites and museums should remain protected and be kept out of the conflict,” Ms. Bokova continued, adding her satisfaction for the recent freeze in hostilities at the World Heritage Site of Bosra. “The recent developments in Bosra are encouraging and commendable. We need to build on such initiatives to expand protected cultural areas.”Despite the international community’s ongoing attempts to halt the violence, the situation in Syria continues its downwards spiral. Some 12.2 million people, including 5.6 million children, now need humanitarian assistance.By conservative estimates, more than 220,000 Syrians have died in the conflict, but that number is likely much higher. Four out of five Syrians live in poverty and the country has lost nearly four decades of human development, with unemployment at over 50 per cent. Life expectancy has been cut by 20 years. read more

CPS accused of dropping rape cases if they think jurors will be

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Crown prosecutors are dropping rape cases because of fears they will be lost due to juries’ prejudices about the women victims, campaigners claim as they mount a legal challenge to the “covert” policy.The UK-wide coalition of women’s organisations alleges the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has secretly changed its policy so that “weak” cases are abandoned to boost prosecution “success” rates instead of them being pursued on merit.The End Violence Against Women coalition (EVAW) cites a 23.1 per cent fall in the number of rape cases taken on by the CPS in the 12 months to 2017/18 from 3,671 to 2,822. This was despite a 16 per cent increase in police recorded rapes to 56,698.It said this meant that women now have a four per cent chance of their case being heard in court compared with one in five in 2014.The move comes as ministers hold a summit with police and prosecutors to review the disclosure of digital evidence including controversial plans to require rape victims to hand over their mobile phones or risk the prosecution of their cases being abandoned. The coalition said it has a dossier of more than 20 recent cases which were dropped by prosecutors because it claims the victim was judged to be a “poor” witness who could be cast doubt on because of their mental health, their young age, intoxication or other personal circumstances.This included one victim who was raped at knifepoint and held prisoner for two days by her boyfriend, a man who was known by police to be violent.Despite significant evidence of violence against the woman, the CPS prosecutor dropped the case, saying WhatsApp messages she had sent to placate her attacker could be misinterpreted by the jury, said the coalition.The coalition traces the change of policy back to training sessions in 2017 for prosecutors in which they were encouraged to remove weak cases from the system in order to achieve a higher conviction rate.It said the CPS was formerly clear in its guidance to prosecutors that “rape myths” including ideas that a sexually assaulted woman wwould not communicate at all or in a kind victim with their attacker should be recognised and the prosecution should build a case to counter them.It claimed the policy change was unlawful and discriminated against women. Its legal action, seeking a judicial review of the change of policy, is based on article three of the Human Rights Act, requiring a “effective” police and prosecution remedy for rape which disproportionately affects women.Sarah Green, EVAW coalition co-director, said: “We have strong evidence to show that CPS leaders have quietly changed their approach to decision-making in rape cases, switching from building cases based on their ‘merits’ back to second-guessing jury prejudices.”This is extremely serious and is having a detrimental impact on women’s access to justice. We have begun legal action and we could, of course, end up in court.”Prosecutors should be judging cases on their merits – not on whether or not they think a jury will be prejudiced against the victim.The CPS denied its policy has changed, saying: “Sexual offences are some of the most complex cases we prosecute and we train our prosecutors to understand victim vulnerabilities and the impact of rape, as well as consent, myths and stereotypes.”Decisions to prosecute are based on whether our legal tests are met – no other reason – and we always seek to prosecute where there is sufficient evidence to do so.“Victims have the right to ask for a review of their case by another prosecutor, independent of the original decision-maker, and this is another way we can make sure we are fair and transparent in what we do.”Today the Solicitor General, Lucy Frazer QC, and the Policing Minister, Nick Hurd, will host a summit aimed at improving the disclosure of digital evidence in prosecutions and court cases.The move follows criticism of new CPS digital consent forms which ask victims of crime – including rape complainants – to hand over their phones so officers can look for evidence. If victims do not comply, prosecutions may not go ahead.Ms Frazer said: “We need to do more to support the police and prosecutors to adapt to the increasing volume of digital material in the criminal justice system.“The Government is also determined to ensure that victims of sexual violence and all other crimes are not deterred from seeking justice because of fear of what could happen to their personal information. We must ensure full public confidence in the disclosure system.” read more

Norlisk announces production figures

first_imgMMC Norilsk Nickel (IM, July 2006, p8) has announced preliminary consolidated production figures of its Polar Division and Kola MMC for the first half of 2006. Tav Morgan, Deputy General Director of Norilsk, announced that the company fulfilled its second quarter and first half 2006 production plan for nickel and copper, producing 61,000 t of nickel and 109,000 t of copper from April through June 2006. Overall production volumes for the first half of 2006 reached 121,000 t of nickel and 218,000 t of copper.The company produced 881,000 oz (27.4 t) of palladium and 215,000 oz (6.7 t) of platinum during the second quarter of 2006. Overall production volumes for the first half of 2006 reached 1.656 Moz (51.5 t) of palladium and 398,000 oz (12.4 t) of platinum. These volumes are related only to the production results of the Polar Division and Kola MMC and do not include those that were produced at Stillwater Mining.In addition, Tav Morgan informed that expected nickel and copper production for 2006 remains in line with the production plan, calling for an estimated 243-248,000 t of nickel and 422-427,000 t of copper.The company is raising its 2006 production forecast for palladium to between 3.05-3.10 Moz (95-96 t) and platinum to 720-730,000 oz (22-23 t).www.nornik.rulast_img read more

Protect those important connections

first_imgMocap manufactures a self-fusing silicone tape.  It is particularly suitable in underground mines for insulating electrical and communication connections against moisture, salt, and general deterioration.  This tape is pure silicone and has no adhesive.  It has a 300% stretch so users can stretch the tape around motor connections, for example, similar to heat shrinkable, but with no heat.  The tape only bonds to itself. It should be particularly applicable where mines are experiencing corrosive problems. The silicone tape will stretch, sealing out moisture and contamination.  The tape is permanent, as it has no adhesive to break down.last_img read more

Michael Keane will be out for up to four weeks

first_imgThe Everton defender clashed heads with Bournemouth’s Idrissa Gueye and had to be carried off on a stretcher from Vitality StadiumSome moments angsty moments were lived at Vitality Stadium after Everton defender Michael Keane was injured during a play.The British football player clashed heads with Bournemouth’s Idrissa Gueye and had to be carried off on a stretcher.According to The Belfast Telegraph, the center-back will have to wait for “three to four weeks before the 25-year-old is able to take part in full training again.”Everton released a statement saying the footballer had suffered the hairline fracture but “no other complications.”“[He] will be unable to engage in head contact for between three and four weeks, from which point he will be able to resume full training.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.? | Michael Keane has sustained a small hairline fracture of the skull but suffered no other complications following a clash of heads in the game against Bournemouth.More ? https://t.co/ak2ZBg7MJxGet well soon, @michaelkeane04 ? pic.twitter.com/KaXQKZ9no3— Everton (@Everton) August 26, 2018last_img read more

Governor Dunleavy To Deliver State Of The State Tonight

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy is preparing to give his first State of the State address tonight, at 7pm. This will be the first state of the state address for Governor Dunleavy. The state legislature convened its regular session on Tuesday, January 15. In a press release from the Governor’s office, Governor Dunleavy will detail his vision for Alaska in a speech focused on fulfilling promises to Alaskans – with a significant emphasis on making Alaska families and communities safe, helping grow our economy, and outlining a path towards a permanent fiscal plan.center_img You can tune into KSRM 920AM to listen live at 7pm.last_img read more

Army Awards 15M Contract for Ft Campbell Array

first_imgThe Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville last week reached agreement with Baltimore, Md.-based Bithenergy on a $15 million renewable energy service agreement (RESA) to build and operate a 3.1-megawatt solar array at Fort Campbell, Ky.The agreement marks the first small-scale contract awarded against the Huntsville Center’s renewable energy multiple-award task order contract (MATOC), reported the Army Corps of Engineers.The 27-year RESA, which covers the second phase of a 5-megawatt array being built at Fort Campbell, is being funded through third-party financing and an $800,000 grant provided by the Energy Department’s Federal Energy Management Program. Construction of the array is expected to be completed in October.The first phase, a 1.9-megawatt portion of the array, was completed in September 2015 and is being carried out through a 10-year utility energy services contract with Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. and a $3 million energy efficiency/renewable energy grant from the state of Kentucky.The RESA will allow the Army to purchase and consume the energy that is produced by the array. Bithenergy will finance, design, build, operate and own the production facilities, which will be located on 25 acres at the post that had been used as a landfill.This is the first time the Huntsville Center’s energy division is using two third-party financing contract vehicles together — the RESA and the utility energy services contract — for a renewable energy project, according to a fact sheet.“This project truly showcases how the Army can be innovative and effectively leverage the energy tool box to meet an installation’s renewable, security and resiliency needs,” said Paul Robinson, chief of the Huntsville Center’s energy division. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Carrie Fisher Debbie Reynolds HBO Documentary Set to Air in January Now

first_imgStay on target In light of recent tragic events, a documentary starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, who died within a day of each other this week, will be premiering earlier than anticipated.Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, an HBO documentary that was initially slated for a March premiere date, has been pushed up to Jan. 7.The 95-minute film chronicles a moment in the lives of the mother and daughter, who were both Hollywood stars in their own rights. Fisher, who died at the age of 60 after complications from a heart attack, was obviously most famous for the Star Wars franchise. Reynolds, who died at the age of 84 after suffering a stroke just a day later, was known for classic musicals like Singin’ in the Rain.Fisher wanted to make the documentary as a tribute to her mother and her decades-long career“Carrie wanted to make Bright Lights for Debbie and Debbie wanted to make it for Carrie,” said Sheila Nevins, the president of HBO Documentary Films. “It’s a love story.”The documentary, which was filmed mostly in 2015, chronicles the relationship between the two actresses. In the clip below, you can see that the bond is beyond just blood: the two lived next door to each other in Beverly Hills and would often visit (or according to Fisher, she was doing the visiting).Reynolds, who was 83 at the time of filming, still had a Las Vegas act, which meant that Fisher was often expressing worry at her mother’s exhaustion. However, in typical Fisher fashion, it’s funny, punny, and heartwarming.At times, the documentary promises to be emotional too. Towards the end, Fisher, who suffered from bipolar disorder, has a manic episode in response to her mother’s physical health.Directors Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom paid tribute to the pair in a statement:“[They] were supremely kind human beings, and unusually perceptive. And when either one entered a room, the energy changed. Quite simply, we were iron filings to their magnets,” they said. “These women were more than mother and daughter; they were an expression of exquisite humanity in all its travail and triumph. They lived their days boldly. They sang every song worth singing (often together.) Carrie and Debbie loved each other profoundly. We are devastated they’re gone. And so very fortunate to have known them at all.”Fisher had previously worked with HBO on an adaptation of her one-woman show Wishful Drinking. The network will air an encore screening of it this Sunday at 9 p.m. The Fool Who Follows Him: 9 Solo Spin-Offs Disney Should Make NextEpisode IX Gets a New Screenwriter and John Boyega Discusses Leia’s Sendoff last_img read more

Japanese Video Games Made Better By The West

first_img Sega Makes PC Version of Sonic Mania Playable Offline After BacklashSonic Mania is the Long-Lost Sonic Game We’ve Always Wanted Stay on target I’m no patriot, especially these days. So I have no problem decrying the increasing influence of Western video game design values over the rest of the industry. So many bad gaming practices, from bland white guy protagonists to an overemphasis on getting shot by racist teenagers online to a very PC-centric unfinished release model, can trace their origins to American video games. And even bad trends from abroad, like free-to-play mechanics originating in Korean MMOs, only got worse once they blew up big in America.Contrast this to Japan. My thoughts on anime should convince you I’m no otaku, but surely anyone can recognize that countless amazing video games have come out of Japan. The country, specifically Nintendo, saved the entire console industry with the NES in 1983 after Western greed collapsed Atari. And ever since the region has produced games bursting with character, style, and intriguing mechanics. As Japan has declined the industry has been poorer for it. It’s no wonder the incredible gaming year we’ve already had so far has been chock full of major Japanese games.However, “Japan=Good, America=Bad” is a dumb, reductive way to look at the medium. Plenty of good and bad games come from both regions. And everyone has their own tastes. We shouldn’t focus on arbitrary borders. Just as we should embrace multiculturalism in life we should also embrace multiculturalism in video game development.There are times when Western developers getting their gritty, rusty, chain-wrapped hands on beloved Japanese franchises have resulted in disasters. Just asks fans of Resident Evil (Operation: Racoon City), Devil May Cry (the reboot), Castlevania (Lords of Shadow), Bomberman (Act Zero), and Bionic Commando (the other reboot). But other times a shot of American influence is just what some waning Japanese franchises needed, delivering the best of both worlds. It’s like how Avatar: The Last Airbender, made in the West, is objectively the best anime. These are some examples of Japanese games improved by Western developers.Sonic ManiaFinally, there’s a great Sonic the Hedgehog game that isn’t a Twitter feed. The classic Genesis Sonic games are fine and important for their time but as platformers they are slippery and imprecise, nowhere near their Super Mario counterparts. Meanwhile, the 3D Sonic “games” fluctuate between frustratingly close to something cool and complete trash heaps.Sonic Mania is the actual great 2D Sonic game you remember the earlier games being. And to bring this vision to life the game needed a team of true fans, not original Sega developers long-since burnt out on the series. After making waves in the Sonic community with his incredible, rebuilt classic Sonic ports, Christian Whitehead and his crack squad of Sonic maniacs have finally crafted the retro revival Sonic game you want.Metroid PrimeAfter perfecting an entire subgenre of nonlinear action-adventure-exploration with Super Metroid on the SNES, the first lady of Nintendo’s premier sci-fi franchise took a bit of a break. But when it was time for the series to return in the new millennium, fans were wary to learn that the team responsible would be Texas newcomers Retro Studios. Furthermore, the game would morph from a 2D sidescroller to a first-person shooter, a genre mostly ignored in Japan but beloved in America.The result was Metroid Prime for the Nintendo GameCube, a masterpiece. This leap to 3D did for Metroid what Ocarina of Time did for Zelda, translating all the core enduring gameplay concepts into a dazzling new form. And the use of 3D graphics isn’t just window dressing. The moody, dense, interconnected spaces you explore make use of 3D level design many games today still can’t approach. A radical new perspective is precisely what Metroid needed, and with Metroid Prime, the Americans at Retro Studios under Nintendo’s guiding hand delivered.Metal Gear SolidThere was a Metal Gear Solid game developed by a Western studio, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes by Silicon Knights. But that GameCube remake of the PS1 original is divisive and Denis Dyack is nuts. Instead, we want to acknowledge how Western influence in general has improved the series. Metal Gear mastermind Hideo Kojima represents an almost perfect synthesis of East and West thanks to his adoration of Western action cinema and his irrepressible anime impulse. But by Metal Gear Solid 3 (an otherwise fantastic game and the best one in the series) the very Japanese control scheme was beginning to feel archaic.Say what you will about Metal Gear Solid 4. It’s the best one in the series. But on a sheer gameplay level the revamped controls for shooting and sneaking were much easier to handle, and part of that was due to Western contributor Ryan Payton. Years later, Metal Gear Solid V, the best one in the series, Westernized itself even further with modern controls and an incredible open-world format. Kojima’s next game, Death Stranding, even stars Western actors Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen, so he’s all in on making games inspired by the whole world.Ms. Pac-ManThe original 1980 Pac-Man is an arcade classic, a foundational video game work. But it’s not perfect. If you know what you’re doing, if you sell hot sauce and wear American flag ties while antagonizing family men, you can figure out the ghost patterns and virtually break the game. It kind of robs the kill screen of a lot of its luster.Along with being an early appreciated example of gender balance in gaming, Ms. Pac-Man released two years later in 1982 fixes these issues. It keeps the gameplay consistently fresh with new maps and enemy behavior. It’s a better game, and it began as a hacked mod put together by American developers and publisher Midway. This has caused some internal strife both legally and in terms of pride. At times Namco has held the unauthorized game somewhat at arm’s length. But they do own Ms. Pac-Man now and occasionally include the feminist gem in classic compilations.Contra 4Named after a military boondoggle involving America, sidescrolling run ‘n gun Contra is a Konami classic that isn’t a health spa. Its brutal difficulty is responsible for the world’s most famous cheat code. And it spawned a respectable franchise, with Contra III: The Alien Wars being one of my personal favorite pulls for the upcoming SNES Classic Edition.Perhaps an early sign of Konami’s increasing apathy for making its own games in Japan, Contra 4, the next numbered entry in the series released years later in 2007, got handed to the American developers at WayForward. Fortunately, WayForward are masters at delivering gorgeous, pixelated sidescrollers, especially on Nintendo hardware. Using the DS’s two screens as one huge vertical canvas, Contra 4 provides a new kind of Contra spectacle. And honestly, we shouldn’t be surprised Western devs were good at making a game starring gun-toting 1980s beefcakes.Punch-Out!!Nintendo’s Punch-Out!! series has always had a strong Western appeal. It stars a scrappy fictional boxer from New York beating up global stereotypes. And the final boss is real-life American boxer Mike Tyson. Plus, boxing is just the type of blood sport that Americans are into. At least with wrestling I understand why Japan responds to the potential for bizarre melodrama.The latest and arguably greatest Punch-Out!! game was developed for the Wii by Canadian studio Next Level Games in 2009. Instead of totally rebuilding the original they just smartly enhanced it with smoother controls, more expressive polygonal characters, and remixed modes. It’s no wonder Nintendo tapped them for the Luigi’s Mansion 3DS sequel.I considered putting Rare on this list for the British team’s reimagining of Nintendo classics like Donkey Kong and Star Fox. But despite how beloved as those games are, at this point Retro Studios and Next Level Games have just delivered more consistent work as Western studios tackling Nintendo’s very very very Japanese games.View as: One Page Slides1/61. Finally, there’s a good Sonic the Hedgehog game. It’s called Sonic Mania, and it was made by Western fans led by Christian Whitehead.2. Who would’ve guessed the unproven Texans at Retro Studios could successfully reinvent Metroid into a first-person shooter with Metroid Prime?3. The Metal Gear series became much more playable after embracing some Western gameplay and control standards.4. Ms. Pac-Man is a Western hack of the original, and a better game.5. In Contra 4, WayForward’s take on Konami’s seminal shooter, the second screen sky’s the limit.6. The Canadian developers at Next Level Games revitalized Nintendo’s boxing classic Punch-Out!! on the Wii.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Senate Inquiry airs pilots safety concerns

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Claims that airlines are “under reporting” safety incidents came to light as a Senate inquiry into aviation safety and pilot training commenced in Sydney this week. The inquiry comes off the back of the recent sacking of JetStar pilot, Joe Eakins, who raised concerns about the airlines safety records.You’re fired: Jetstar pilot sacked over safety concerns Mr Eakins is currently seeking workplace reinstatement and his lawyers have advised him against giving evidence at the inquiry due to fears it would adversely affect his ability to get his job back. Jetstar has labelled Mr Eakins’s claims as “malicious” and said he had been fired for breaching the airline’s code of conduct and employment arrangements – not for reporting legitimate concerns, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The investigation is being carried out because of airline’s reluctance to report all safety events. The Pilots Association have requested a central database be established, under the management of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, to monitor and record safety information. Pilots Association Vice-President, Richard Woodward, expressed concerns pilots were afraid to come forward and provide the Senate with vital information.“There is a pool of pilots that are quite concerned about reprisals. The ones we are hearing from are, in essence, the tip of the iceberg,” he said.Other concerns raised during the Senate investigation included training and the offshoring of pilots’ jobs to Asia. last_img read more

China accentuating on boosting its economy through tourism

first_imgDomestic tourists made 4.44 billion trips last year, an increase of 11%. By 2020, China will spend about two trillion yuan on the tourism sector, which will contribute more than 12% of GDP. The National Tourism Administration has unveiled a plan in a development guideline for the Chinese tourism industry during the period 2016-2020. It echoes the country’s national strategy to spur the service sector. It also focuses to strengthen its tourism sector by upgrading infrastructure and giving the public easier access to travel information.In the next four years, the country will add 20 inter-region bike lanes with a total length of 5,000 kilometres to boost zero-emission travel. More tour buses and RV campsites will also open. By 2020, the roads to the country’s major tourist attractions will be renovated. This will be done to meet the increasing travel demand. Important tourist destinations will have easy internal transportation.China further plans to install and upgrade 100,000 restrooms with hygienic standards. China’s tourism revenue totalled about 4.69 trillion yuan ($689.7 billion) in 2016, up 13.6% year on year. Toilets at tourist sites will be revamped for better facilitation.last_img read more

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