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Issue 654 - February 2019

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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Ksiaz Castle, the Pearl of Lower Silesia

Ksiaz Castle, also called the Pearl of Lower Silesia is one of the greatest visitor attractions in the region. Erected in the 13th century, Ksiaz castle was home to many noble families such as the mighty House of Hochberg. Between 1509 and 1941, the Hochberg’s expanded the castle and significantly contributed to its splendor. During the World War II the castle was taken over by the occupying German forces. Under their reign numerous historic chambers were destroyed. The Nazis created a system of tunnels underneath the castle, which the function still remains a mystery. Recently the Ksiaz castle made news as a rumor of a lost Nazi gold train was believed to be buried in the vicinity of the castle.

“Piégée” et “ensanglantée”, la célèbre Instagrameuse Cassandra Forêt dénonce la cruauté de Canada Goose

La jeune star des réseaux sociaux se joint à PETA pour appeler la marque à cesser d’utiliser la fourrure de coyotes cruellement piégés et tués

Paris – Lors d’une mise en scène publique à Paris aujourd’hui, Cassandra Forêt – chanteuse, star des réseaux sociaux et petite sœur de Jade Lagardère – a posé jambes nues dans une fausse veste Canada Goose, prise dans un piège à mâchoire métallique, la jambe « ensanglantée ». Elle était étendue sur un panneau circulaire estampillé « Cruauté Canada Goose » et entourée de militants tenant des pancartes et distribuant des tracts pour informer les gens sur la manière dont les coyotes sont piégés dans la nature et violemment tués pour leurs peaux.

Le cœur de la ville de Blankenberge bat et ne laisse personne indifférent


La nouvelle identité et le nouveau style de Blankenberge affirment la position de PlaceToB de la ville à la côte belge

Mardi 16 janvier 2018 — Aujourd’hui, la ville de Blankenberge dévoile sa nouvelle identité aux habitants et à la presse. Le Bourgmestre Ivan De Clerck, en présence de la présentatrice Erika Van Tielen, a hissé les tout nouveaux drapeaux sur le toit de l’hôtel de ville et a déroulé une grande banderole avec le nouveau logo de Blankenberge. Pour la première fois, la ville côtière voit les choses en grand avec une toute nouvelle identité dont le cœur et les rayures noires et blanches sont centrales. Ces dernières années, les investissements ont porté sur le patrimoine public de la ville et de nombreux projets ambitieux verront le jour prochainement.

Taiwan records stronger than expected economic growth for 2017

Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) Taiwan’s economy grew 2.84 percent last year, slightly above the government’s forecast of 2.58 percent, according to an advance estimate released by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) on Wednesday.

In the fourth quarter of 2017, Taiwan registered a real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 3.28 percent year-on-year, beating the DGBAS’s forecast in November of 2.3 percent growth, according to the data.

SEF offers tips on how to get home from China for Lunar New Year

Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) In the wake of Chinese carriers China Eastern Airlines Corp. and Xiamen Air canceling planned extra cross-Taiwan Strait flights for the Lunar New Year holiday, the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) on Wednesday suggested a number of ways for those wanting to return to Taiwan for the festivities.

Both China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Air announced a day earlier that they have been “forced” to cancel plans for 176 additional flights for the Feb. 15-20 holiday because of Taiwan’s delays in approving them in protest over China’s launch of several new routes without consulting Taiwan.

Google plans to make Taipei its largest R&D center in Asia Pacific

Taipei, Jan. 30 (CNA) Taipei will become the biggest research and development center of Google Inc., which completed a deal on Tuesday to acquire a large part of Taiwan’s HTC Corp.’s smartphone assets, a Google executive said Tuesday.

“With the official close of this deal, we’re expanding our footprint in the Asia Pacific region,” Rick Osterloh, senior vice president of Google’s hardware operations, said in his blog. “Taiwan is a key innovation and engineering hub for Google, and Taipei will now become the largest Google engineering site in APAC.”

President calls for unity on diplomatic front

Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday called on Taiwan’s political parties to work together for diplomatic purposes despite vigorous disagreements on domestic policy issues.

Tsai made the remarks while meeting with a delegation from the Solomon Islands led by Ajilon Nasiu, speaker of the country’s National Parliament.

Tsai said that when she delivered a speech to the National Parliament during her visit to the Pacific ally in November 2017, she was impressed by the way leaders of both the ruling and opposition political parties attended even though then Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was facing a vote of no confidence.

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