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Shangri La Casino as а Part of a New Concept of Modern Tbilisi

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesAlong the Kura River Embankment is the cultural center of the Georgian capital – Rhike Park, Peace Bridge over the Kura River and Shangri La, the best Tbilisi Casino.One of the buildings that attracts attention is a complex shape building, resembling two connected glass corridors. Designed by Italian architects and designers, this building houses a concert hall and spaces for organizing exhibitions and other events. Once in this glass and metal structures building, you can simultaneously enjoy a theatrical production or a concert and views that open behind transparent walls.The new concert hall forms a modern architectural complex with another building made in the future architecture style – the Bridge of Peace. The Bridge of Peace is spread over Kura and leads from Herakli II Street in Rhike Park to the new concert hall building. The bridge is only for pedestrians. Its length is 156 m. The steel frame is hidden under a spectacular dome of glass of a complex asymmetric shape.Bridge of Peace construction was carried out in 2008-2010, designed by Michele de Lucca – an architect from Italy. From the Bridge of Peace, you can admire Kura, a beautiful city located on its two banks, and the mountains tops.The lighting system at the Bridge of Peace was designed under the guidance of a French engineer and designer Philippe Martino. Like many architectural sites in Tbilisi, the Bridge of Peace looks spectacular in the sunlight and at night.Tbilisi, like many modern capitals, is a city of contrasts. In the center along the Kura River there are modern buildings, life boils, and on the mountain slopes there are magnificent antiquity monuments, which preserve the great history memory of the Georgian people. From the Bridge of Peace, we see the medieval temples domes and the Mother Georgia sculpture.From the picturesque green promenade stretched up the Old City quarters, the ancient Narikala walls. Above the quarters is a funicular connecting the past and the present.The Bridge of Peace is a popular object, actively visited by tourist groups and wedding processions, which after passing over the bridge begin the road to a bright and beautiful future.The Bridge of Peace backlight is unique. The lighting system is designed to transmit the chemical elements names that form each person body in the Morse code signals form into outer space. This is a symbolic call for peace and harmony — after all, regardless of belonging to a nation or race, all people are the same, which means they should not fight.Shangri La Tbilisi, which is run by Michael Boettcher’s Storm International, is a casino that is located near the Bridge of Peace and fits into the style of modern Tbilisi architecture thanks to the glass walls of a round building. The casino attracts visitors with an interior decoration wealth, a high level of service, and a comfortable atmosphere.In the casino of Tbilisi, you can have a good time, having experienced yourself in classic gambling, as well as visit a restaurant with exquisite national and European cuisine. The restaurant attracts not only those who like author’s dishes, but also panoramic windows. Through them it is pleasant to observe the city center and the river, and of course the Bridge of Peace in full view.Atmospheric places connoisseurs will appreciate Shangri La not only from the inside but from the inside. This is a stylish European casino with a great service. Art Deco interiors look elegant and expensive. At the same time there is no feeling of superfluous pathos, only comfort and refinement. Naturally, there are all kinds of classic games here: roulette, blackjack, poker, dozens of slots, said Darren Keane, Storm International CEO.You can stay in the casino for a week or even more by ordering a junket tour. For the chips price, guests receive all the game features, room and board at the 5-star level, excursions and entertainment. A great option to spend a vacation in Tbilisi in its very center, to get acquainted with the main city beauties. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youFood Eat SafeThe Foods To Eat To Prevent CancerFood Eat SafeUndo10LikesTop 10 Smartest Interior Design Secrets10LikesUndoActive Feel8 Skincare Tips Your Dermatologist Doesn’t Want You to KnowActive FeelUndoNinjaJournalist35 Resignation Letters Giving Everyone InspirationNinjaJournalistUndoEliteGadgetInsiderIs This the Solution To Hong Kong’s Mosquitos We’ve All Been Looking For?EliteGadgetInsiderUndoFood PreventSix Best Foods to Promote Hair GrowthFood PreventUndoMiss Penny StocksWho’s Wesley Snipes’ 14 Year Long Partner?Miss Penny StocksUndoRelocation Target7 New Cars You Could Buy Cheap in Hong KongRelocation TargetUndolast_img read more

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The Climate Train comes to town

first_imgThe on-board theatre educates pupilsin a fun, easily understandable way.(Image: Kathryn Fourie) The Climate Train has spent the pastmonth raising awareness around COP!7.(Image: Climate Train)MEDIA CONTACTS • Christelle TerreblancheIndalo Yethu+27 83 226 6458RELATED ARTICLES• COP!&: what’s possible, what’s not• Make a pledge to save our seas• Wear green for COP17• Brand SA hosts international media• New drive for greener carsKathryn FourieSkooching along the obviously-not-clean tar on my bottom, I’m trying to maintain a low eye-line to take a decent photograph of a wheelbarrow.Not the most interesting gardening artefact I know, but this one says ‘love me’ on it, painted in happy bright white letters. The shutter makes a satisfying click noise; I pull my face back from the view finder and am flustered when I catch the eyes of a tall man in a green t-shirt who is smiling under his arm at me.His hand is resting on a cow print bicycle with a solar panel attached behind the saddle. “Is this your bike?” he says.No, it’s not my bike unfortunately. Rather, it belongs to the travelling environmental activism collaborative that is the Climate Train.The tar I was sitting on is part of the passenger platform of the Pietermaritzburg train station, the second to last stop on the Climate Train’s journey to COP17 (the COP bit actually stands for Conference of the Parties, and yes, you guessed it this is the 17th meeting of this kind) in Durban.The much-anticipated climate conference opens on 28 November, with thousands of delegates flocking into Durban to debate crucial environmental issues.Spreading the environmental messageThe Pietermaritzburg train station is not a place I come to often, nor do a great percentage of the town’s people.It’s a forgotten historical spot, a redbrick brookie-laced building that hails straight out of a 1940s movie scene. I expect to see my grandad in his safari suit holding out his hand for me.Despite its charm, all around it the buildings have fallen into complete disrepair, equipment is abandoned, and shipping boxes are stacked and forgotten. Strangler figs eat their way through cement and brick.To me, it seems a very apt spot for a collaboration of artists to swoosh into town with a creative and vibrant environmental message.The Climate Train has been whizzing along South Africa’s railway tracks since 28 October, when it left Cape Town to visit 17 cities in seven provinces. It carried on board a true mixed bag of people and organisations; including poets, artists, environmentalists and even the occasional politician.Green awareness agency Indalo Yethu, Copart (Connecting our planet and re-imaging together), the British Council, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa are the main bodies making the Climate Train a reality…but what is it really about?What’s happening on the Climate TrainAfter chatting to the man in the green t-shirt, who turns out to be a land artist called Simon Max Bannister (after Googling him later I discover he’s darn good at what he does), I step aboard the train to see what’s going down.A hand-drawn map shows a layout of the train, and it seems I’m at the door of the board room.Venturing in I find an enormous box with ‘Coral Art Reef Capsule’ stencilled across the front. It has portholes that let one peer in, and inside is a mesmerising kaleidoscope of crocheted corals.Through the train windows I can see the women responsible for this art work crocheting like mad, sitting around a plastic table covered in a rainbow of wool. It is utterly beautiful, and I have to resist the urge to break into the box and roll around in the squishy nest of woolly colours as I move on to the theatre coach.Here, Copart’s Dylan McGarry is talking to a group of schoolchildren and a couple of adults about using renewable energy sources. He is surrounded by tomato plants, sculptures, TV screens and people.I smile to myself as he says “That’s right! It takes a very long time for organic matter to turn into oil, so we should rather be using sunlight to power things which is way better for the environment and we don’t have to wait a bazillion years for it to make itself!”I always like it when science people use words like bazillion. It makes them so much more human.This is what the Climate Train is about, making the rather large and scary topic of climate change something that anyone can relate to. Using mixed mediums of art, drama and teaching as well as discussion forums, the topic of climate change is tackled from a variety of different angles.A child will enjoy a creative play and the chance to paint all over a large sheet of paper, while an adult will relate to the exhibition coach filled with examples of alternative technologies and moreover, the opportunity to speak about environmental issues effecting their communities.Bringing the people’s concerns to COP17The Climate Train is as much about listening to disenfranchised communities around South Africa as it is about creating awareness around climate change.Station platforms are a subtle metaphor for a platform to allow voices to be heard, and it is the responsibility of the artists and organisers on board to take those messages to the end destination of COP17.McGarry, one of the creators of the original Climate Train idea, commented that he has been absolutely blown away by the response in some towns and horrified by many of the tales he has heard, especially those related to the mining industry.“The Climate Train has always been about opening up dialogue with people, we want to listen to what South African communities have to say; particularly those who are never given the opportunity to talk,” he said.But the mission of the Climate Train is not to preach about green issues, said McGarry, but rather to listen so that the people’s voices can be heard at COP17.COP17 ‘absolutely massive’After a long day filled with hundreds of schoolchildren, film crews, journalists and curious townsfolk; the Ambush group packs up all the indigenous trees from their Guerrilla Gardening initiative, they lift chairs and tables, pack up giant puppets and to be honest they look absolutely shattered.It’s bizarre seeing Bannister remove his installation art, like the cleverly split rock that he had placed on the tar and dressed with a sticky, dark stain of blood. In a few moments this very striking work of art is gone, and a wash of water later the ‘blood’ will trickle off the platform. Tomorrow this spot will simply be the station most of us don’t visit again.As we dismantle McGarry’s cleverly designed circular community conference table, crafted by his own hands which are now thrown in the air, he says “I have to protect this table, kids and graffiti, what can you do?”Blue ball point is scratched into the plain untreated wood; the Climate Train is far from a shiny glamorous PR circus, once you get past all the branding and media hype.Dirty, sweaty and exhausted, the crew talk about how they’re looking forward to departing for Durban the next day but are also a little nervous.“I haven’t ever been nervous about any kind of environmental march or gathering before” says Kyla Davis of the Well Worn Theatre Company and a member of Copart, “But it’s just that no-one knows what to expect with COP17. It seems like it’s going to be absolutely massive.”COP17 kicks off today in Durban. Just as Davis mentioned above, we are all curious to see what manifests at the conference, and as the Climate Train chugs its way into eThekwini we hope that the voices recorded on its month long journey will be heard among the din of the show.last_img read more

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Right Person, Wrong Role

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now There are a lot of people who are very good people with very good skills that also happen to be in the wrong role. When this is true, they struggle to produce the results their company needs from them, making the company unhappy with their performance. The person in the wrong role is also unhappy because they are trying to be valuable but struggle to do what needs to be done when it is work they should not be doing. Over time, both the person and the company become frustrated with each other, especially when this mismatch is allowed to go unaddressed for a long period of time.If you are responsible for this person on your team, your first obligation is to determine whether you can train and develop them to succeed in the role in which they have been placed. The only way they will ever have a fair chance to succeed is if you provide them the mindset, skill set, and toolkits they need—based on where they are now. When that isn’t enough, you must be fair to the person and find them a role in which their skills will be valuable. If they can be reassigned to a role that suits their unique skills and abilities, you need to help them find that role.If you are the person in the wrong role, your responsibility is to recognize that even though you believed you were right for the role in which you find yourself, you really need to do something else. There is no reason to try to tough it out if you are miserable and failing. Instead, start seeking out another role within your company where you believe you can make a difference. Then ask for the opportunity to be moved to that role.In the end, your company will be a lot happier with you in the right role making a greater contribution, and you will be much happier doing better work and work that is aligned with your skills and abilities.last_img read more

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Report: Verona 1 Inter 2

first_imgVerona 1 Inter 2: Perisic stunner keeps pressure on Napoli Matt Dorman 05:46 10/31/17 Ivan Perisic - cropped Getty Images Borja Valero’s first goal for Inter and an Ivan Perisic blockbuster helped Luciano Spalletti’s side overcome a dogged Verona on Monday. Ivan Perisic’s brilliant strike ensured Inter survived a second-half scare to remain unbeaten in Serie A with a 2-1 win at Verona which keeps the pressure on leaders Napoli.Borja Valero and Perisic scored either side of Verona substitute Giampaolo Pazzini’s penalty as the visitors moved back to within two points of top spot.With Napoli, champions Juventus and Lazio all recording weekend victories, the pressure was on Inter to maintain their eye-catching start to the campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And Luciano Spalletti’s side were on their way when Valero, an off-season signing from Fiorentina, netted his first goal for the club towards the end of the first half, the 32-year-old profiting from Antonio Candreva’s superb cross.Verona had lost their two previous fixtures to sit 19th after 10 matches of their Serie A return, but a VAR-assisted penalty from substitute Pazzini gave them hope of a first top-flight win against the Nerazzurri in 25 years.However, in the fashion of true Scudetto contenders, Inter promptly responded through Perisic’s searing 67th-minute strike to extend their unbeaten start to 11 matches.5 – Inter are the first team to use the same starting XI in five different Serie A games this season. Certainty. #VeronaInter — OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) October 30, 2017 Verona created the first opportunity of note when Alessio Cerci’s goal-bound effort was impressively blocked by Brazil defender Miranda.The visitors soon settled and saw a well-worked opening screwed wide by in-form captain Mauro Icardi, before Matias Vecino drew a comfortable low save from goalkeeper Nicolas.Spalletti’s men had begun to assert their dominance midway through the half and, on the back of sustained possession and pressure, their 36th-minute opener came as little surprise.Italy international Candreva produced the required class as his delightful inswinging cross from the right dropped perfectly for Valero to volley home from close range, giving Inter an assured one-goal lead at the break. | @bvalero20 ‘s speciality: Goals  Verona. His first Inter strike makes it  from  for him against the Gialloblu. #VeronaInter pic.twitter.com/nGUW6qUVr5 — Inter (@Inter_en) October 30, 2017 Icardi went close to continuing his own fine scoring record against Verona when his long-range attempt from Perisic’s direct pass whistled over the bar.Perisic was next guilty of scuffing an attempt into the ground, and Inter’s wayward finishing came back to haunt them when the VAR awarded Verona a penalty.Samir Handanovic, who had initially escaped punishment, was adjudged to have fouled Cerci in attempting to shovel the ball off the attacker’s foot, enabling substitute Pazzini to convert the equaliser just before the hour mark.But moments after Vecino watched a header drop on top of the woodwork, the visitors’ mounting frustration was released as Perisic punished Verona for only clearing a free-kick as far as the edge of the area – emphatically thumping the loose ball through a crowd of players.The Croatia international’s stunning effort proved to be the match-winner as the title contenders comfortably closed out the victory from there, improving their league record to nine wins and two draws under Spalletti. read morelast_img read more

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JSIF to Spend $260 Million on Removal of Zinc Fences

first_img Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney, says $260 million has been allocated for the removal of zinc fences in communities throughout sections of the island. He added that JSIF will also have to spend approximately $18 million to remove and replace 492 metres of zinc fences in a number of volatile Kingston communities, including “Bottom Vietnam Road; Top Vietnam Road; walkway linking bottom of Top Vietnam; Saigon, top side from Blount Street and Vietnam Story Highlights Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney, says $260 million has been allocated for the removal of zinc fences in communities throughout sections of the island.The project, which falls under the Integrated Community Development Project and is funded jointly by the Government and the World Bank, aims to provide a general framework for integrating the human, social, economic and environmental development of the targeted communities.“The $260 million will see to the removal of zinc fences in 11 communities across six parishes. Of this amount, $20.58 million will be used for the removal and substitution of zinc fences in Granville, St. James. It will be done along Cunningham Drive, Brown’s Lane and also Gunz Drive,” the Managing Director said.Mr. Sweeney was speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Granville Zinc Fence Substitution Project, in Granville, St. James, recently.He said the project demonstrates JSIF’s dedication and commitment to create tailored solutions that will make the greatest difference to the residents of Granville, who we hope will feel a deep sense of personal pride and fulfilment, derived from contributing to the improvement of their own community.“The removal of zinc fences, enabling greater security for all citizens, is an important aspect of what has to be done to ensure that the police can enter the community and do what they have to do without the fear of persons hiding behind a zinc fence,” Mr. Sweeney pointed out.He added that JSIF will also have to spend approximately $18 million to remove and replace 492 metres of zinc fences in a number of volatile Kingston communities, including “Bottom Vietnam Road; Top Vietnam Road; walkway linking bottom of Top Vietnam; Saigon, top side from Blount Street and Vietnam”.Other beneficiaries of the programme include Hannah Town, Denham Town, Rose Town, Greenwich Town and Maxfield Park in Kingston and St Andrew; Canaan Heights and York Town in Clarendon; Steer Town in St Ann; Barrett Town in St James; and Russia, Westmoreland.Mr. Sweeney said that the development agenda that JSIF has in mind for Granville is one that is both ambitious and which should greatly improve the aesthetics of the community.“For the duration of the Integrated Community Development Project, the JSIF will be working with this community and 17 others to promote public safety and transformation through the delivery of basic infrastructure and social services,” he added.Included will be the rehabilitation of roadways and improvement in storm-water drainage. “The $260 million will see to the removal of zinc fences in 11 communities across six parishes. Of this amount, $20.58 million will be used for the removal and substitution of zinc fences in Granville, St. James. It will be done along Cunningham Drive, Brown’s Lane and also Gunz Drive,” the Managing Director said.last_img read more

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Our Model Thinks Ohio State Not Clemson Is The Championship Favorite

Houston25233330%2%<1% Utah12152118%6%<1% TCU84237%31%11% Baylor610132%31%13% USC—20530%4%1% Alabama42614%41%11% Oklahoma St.14111415%6%1% North Carolina—262323%<1%<1% LSU25822%30%8% Memphis13143621%6%<1% The first College Football Playoff rankings are out, and the selection committee ranked Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama as the top four teams, in that order, worthy of the playoff were it held today. But we at FiveThirtyEight want to look into the future. Our model (outlined in the table below) simulates the rest of the season to project which teams the committee will let into the playoff when it releases its final selections on Dec. 6. It expects that Ohio State, Clemson, Alabama and TCU, in that order, are most likely to make the cut. If you want to read more about how the model works, here’s Nate Silver’s explanation of its methodology. If you just want to get to the rankings, here they are: Read more: Our preview of this week’s college football games Florida1091241%18%4% Michigan State731915%22%3% Wisconsin—18245%<1%<1% Clemson17756%51%12% Penn State—2741<1%<1%<1% Florida State16131513%5%<1% RankingProbability of … Oklahoma1516315%14%5% Notre Dame589—25%5% Iowa9122925%7%<1% Mississippi St.201917<1%3%<1% Mississippi18171020%8%2% Arkansas—3926<1%<1%<1% Texas A&M193016<1%<1%<1% Toledo24244328%<1%<1% Ohio State31447%61%16% Northwestern214257<1%<1%<1% Temple22324541%<1%<1% Michigan1722187%6%<1% UCLA2321225%1%<1% Oregon—2532<1%<1%<1% Stanford1161346%19%3% TeamCFPEloFPIConf. TitlePlayoffNat. Title read more

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Holmes Elementary students walk in the shoes of Martin Luther King Jr

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsStudents are some Clairemont elementary schools having been studying Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.KUSI’s John Soderman shared a story about how these students are learning to walk in his shoes. Posted: January 16, 2018 Holmes Elementary students walk in the shoes of Martin Luther King, Jr. John Soderman John Soderman, January 16, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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