first_imgKimber Elayne Sprawl View Comments Star Files from $49.00 Girl From the North Countrycenter_img Related Shows Kimber Elayne Sprawl has previously discussed why Girl From the North Country, the last Broadway show to open before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down theaters, is more relevant than ever. “I think our show is going to hit so hard when we return. It really puts things in a new perspective,” she said on #LiveatFive: Home Edition. “It literally is about the Great Depression.” In a new music video, the performer shows the relevance of the musical’s Bob Dylan score in a powerful way. As part of Harlem Week’s Virtual Music Festival, she performs “Tight Connection To My Heart” while exploring New York City’s uptown streets. The video also features Tony nominee Denée Benton as well as Broadway alums Nick Rashad Burroughs and Alysha Deslorieux. Watch below!Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:32Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:32 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Kimber Elayne Sprawllast_img read more

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first_imgKeurig Dr Pepper,Vermont Business Magazine Keurig Green Mountain, Inc, based in Waterbury, has introduced a new lineup of brewer colors just in time for the spring and summer seasons. Knowing the importance of color in the kitchen, Keurig worked closely with its longtime partner, the Pantone Color Institute to create an assortment of new beautiful and bold colors for select Keurig brewers that complement a variety of design aesthetics.“With today’s continually evolving design and color trends, consumers have so many ways of incorporating different accents into their home” says Phil Drapeau, Vice President of Hot System Appliances. “Each year we look forward to introducing new colors to our Keurig coffee maker lineup so consumers can bring their own personal style into the kitchen.”Influenced by the antioxidant ingredients of fruits and vegetables, Black Plum(link is external) is a rich blue-based purple with a hint of red. Magical and mystical, Black Plum adds visual interest and drama to any environment in which it is placed. Black Plum is offered exclusively in the K15 series brewer, sold on www.keurig.com(link is external) and other leading retailers for $99.99.Keurig also introduces Plum Gray(link is external) as part of its offering, a contemporary lavender gray hue that is the essence of subtlety. Ideal for those with tempered tastes, Plum Gray invites harmony and composure into the kitchen. A natural with stainless steel appliances, Plum Gray is considered one of the most desirable colors outside of black to consumers and is offered exclusively in the K200 series brewer, sold on www.keurig.com(link is external) and other leading retailers for $129.99.Combining a sense of nostalgia with modernity, Keurig’s third new spring color for 2017, Oasis(link is external), is a soft and cool green blue color with a vintage feel. Oasis was a main theme throughout kitchen appliances and décor at The International Home and Housewares Show in March 2017 and continues to be a trending color for all ages. The K200 brewer in Oasis will now be launched more broadly. Keurig is bringing this color to the K200 series brewer, sold on www.keurig.com(link is external) and other leading retailers for $129.99.In addition to the newly introduced colors above, Keurig has also coordinated with key retail partners to develop color exclusives including the K15 Brewer in Oasis available only at Target later this summer, the K200 series brewers in Graphite and Denim Blue sold exclusively at Kohl’s as well as K15 series brewer in Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year.For more information on the wide variety of colors available for your Keurig coffee maker, please visit www.Keurig.com(link is external)About Keurig Green Mountain, IncKeurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) is reimagining how beverages can be created, personalized, and enjoyed, fresh-made in homes and workplaces. We are a personal beverage system company revolutionizing the beverage experience through the power of innovative technology and strategic brand partnerships. With an expanding family of more than 70 beloved brands and 445 beverage varieties, our Keurig® hot beverage system delivers great taste, convenience, and choice at the push of a button. As a company founded on social responsibility, we are committed to using the power of business to brew a better world through our work to build resilient supply chains, sustainable products, thriving communities, and a water-secure world. Keurig is a private business owned by an investment group led by JAB Holding Co. For more information visit: www.KeurigGreenMountain.com(link is external). To purchase Keurig products visit: www.keurig.com(link is external), www.keurig.ca(link is external), www.keurig.co.uk(link is external), www.keurig.co.kr(link is external).About The Pantone Color InstituteThe Pantone Color Institute™ is the consulting arm within Pantone that forecasts global color trends, advises companies on color in brand identity and product development, and on color assurance programs. Through seasonal trend forecasts, color psychology, and custom color consulting, the Pantone Color Institute partners with global brands to leverage the power, psychology and emotion of color in their design strategy.Source: Keurig 6.5.2017last_img read more

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first_imgSkylark Audio Video creates strong sonic continuity between five church locations using A Series loudspeakers and new M1 suite of measurement and monitoring toolsDALTON, Georgia – September 2020 – If you’re in Northwest Georgia, it’s not hard to find a Rock Bridge Community Church campus. Its six locations, one of which is in a suburb of Chattanooga near the Tennessee state line, make it easy to be part of this contemporary worship-style church. It’s also easy on the ears, as five of Rock Bridge’s venues—Calhoun, Chatsworth, Ringgold, and Dalton’s Stage 123 and historic 1,165-seat Wink Theatre—now have L-Acoustics A Series constant curvature line source sound systems, each of which sound nearly identical thanks to the use of the manufacturer’s new M1 measurement tool suite. “The A Series is a very cohesive system,” says Steele Beaty of Skylark Audio Video, the Oklahoma City-based integrator that designed and installed the PA for all five worship spaces. “The Wide boxes have a 30-degree vertical pattern, and the Focus has a 10-degree vertical pattern. Between them, we have the tools we need to fill a challenging venue like the Wink Theatre, where the balcony is 105 feet long, and the main floor is 95 feet long, but the entire venue is only 56 feet wide. It’s the very definition of a ‘shotgun’ room, and that’s why we chose to fly left and right arrays of five A15 Focus enclosures over one A15 Wide. Plus, the A15 enclosures have the Panflex adjustable waveguides that let us narrow the pattern width to 70 degrees, which also gives us a +2dB boost in the high frequencies. So not only do we avoid getting any energy on the walls, but we accomplish it without using any DSP. A traditional line source array simply can’t do what we were able to accomplish at the Wink with the L-Acoustics A Series medium-throw line source array.” Rock Bridge Community Church Director of Strategic Initiatives John David Boreing adds that the Wink Theatre location—a landmarked building that first opened in 1941 as a movie theater and was purchased by the church in 2004, two years after they began using it—presented particular challenges that the A15 system was able to overcome. “The large balcony was the really difficult part,” explains Boreing, whose portfolio at the church includes facilities and production. “With the previous sound system, the balcony was looking at the top of the line array and didn’t get any low end from the floor-mounted subs. It was a tough room to get proper coverage for. The new A15-KS21 combo fixed that immediately.” In fact, the A Series speakers were a perfect fit in other ways besides offering the best sonic performance and most flexible pattern control. Beaty points out that the nearly 80-year-old Wink Theatre is constructed like many venues of its time, with a narrow footprint and many tightly turning staircases. “It was impossible to get a modern lift in there, and the ceiling isn’t structured, so the reduced weight and compact form factor of the A Series literally allowed us to get it in and get it hung in an older venue like this,” he says. The Wink Theatre installation, whose design was done using Soundvision modeling software, also made use of the new M1 suite, a comprehensive set of measurement tools from L-Acoustics. “We were able to measure the performance of all of the A15 speaker systems in one venue and create a consistent contour that we applied to all of the church’s locations,” says Beaty. “We were able to make them sound as identical to each other as humanly possible.” Boreing agrees, saying it’s great to have such sonic consistency across so many of the church’s venues. “The A Series sounds amazing in every place we have it,” he says. “Each church location strives to deliver a consistent message and having L-Acoustics in most of our venues helps communicate that.” One of the major benefits of the M1 platform is that it is a force multiplier. With even a single microphone, users can measure all relevant systems at multiple locations in the room, then make timing and EQ choices that are best for the room average, all while being able to see the effect of any move on any location individually, or as an average. The ability to analyze data like this is pivotal in creating consistency not only in the measured room but also from venue to venue for unparalleled system consistency and homogeneity. With the combination of A15 Wide and Focus and the flown subs, Boreing says coverage is complete, and the sound quality is excellent. “Now that the pandemic restrictions have finally been relaxed a bit on worship services, everyone is really enjoying the new sound at the Wink Theatre, which is better than ever,” he says. “Intelligibility is fantastic, and the music has a real impact, like a concert; it’s a wonderful experience.” The Chatsworth campus was Rock Bridge’s first location to adopt an L-Acoustics PA—an ARCS WiFo system, and precursor to the current A Series—installed in 2016. This summer, the church’s Wink Theatre site integrated a new left-right sound system comprising six A15 per side: five Focus over one Wide. The A15 are flanked by two adjacent hangs of three KS21 subs per side, and two A10 speakers per hang are placed left and right as delay arrays for the balcony. Only a block away, Stage 123, Wink Theatre’s sibling venue, also recently had a left-right system of three A10 per side and two center-hung KS21 subs installed, while the Ringgold and Calhoun campuses similarly now have A15-based systems. The PA at each of these five locations is powered by L-Acoustics LA4X amplified controllers. Skylark’s Steele Beaty recently joined L-Acoustics Product Manager Scott Sugden and two others for the M1-related video, “Evolution of the System Calibration Process – Conversations with the Pros,” posted online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp_dCxihydI. For more information on Rock Bridge Community Church, please visit www.rockbridge.cc. Skylark Audio Video can likewise be found on the web at www.skylarkav.com.last_img read more

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first_imgWhen it comes to “hoppenings,” the North Fork has its share of gold on tap. If you’re looking to kick the keg and raise a pint with some friends, we’ve got the skinny.Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is tapping into the season with some fresh releases at its Peconic location, located on 42155 Main Road. These include Tidal Vienna Lager, Otherside India Pale Ale, Harbor Pale Ale, Black Duck Porter, Velvet Sea New York Ale, Light Work Hoppy Anytime Ale, Little Park IPA, 1927 Pilsner, Rattle N Him India Pale Lager, Stonefruit Parfait IPA with Peach Apricot & Lactose, UnRested Imperial Stout, Kettle Cookies Brown Ale with Almonds, Maple Syrup & Milk Sugar, Far Out There 2019 Hopped Up IPA Series, and Naturally Juiced Unfiltered Pale Ale.Try any of those brews while listening to live music. The lineup reads Bob Blatchley Trio on Friday, April 12; Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks on Saturday, April 13; Zanti Misfits on Sunday, April 14; Local Motion and Quaddra Love on Saturday, April 20; and concluding the month of April will be Route 48 on Saturday, April 27. Looking for something different? Every Thursday at 5:30 PM, join Slapshot Trivia. It’s free to play and teams of six or less can win a $50 gift card.Home to the Fresh Hop Festival each Fall, Jamesport Farm Brewery at 5873 Sound Avenue is proving to be the place to be. In addition to hosting Pints, Flights, & Trivia Nights every Friday at 6:30 PM, it’s welcoming back the Brewery Comedy Tour on Wednesday, April 17, for a barrel of laughs.Tasting room selections read Barn Swallow Brown, Brown Ale – American; Gentleman Joe, Porter – American; Hay Baler, Pale Ale –American; Le Lecha De Madre, Stout – Milk/Sweet; Penalty Box, IPA – American; Rows & Hoes, IPA –American; Prancing Pony, Fruit Beer; The Lightest Beer We Have, Lager – American Lager; Waves of Grain Amber, Red Ale – American Amber/Red; Weekend At Bernie’s, Blonde Ale. It also carries hard ciders such as American Pie, an herbed/spiced/hopped taste; Not Far From the Tree, a sweet option; and Wild Thing, incorporating other fruit flavors.Riverhead is where both the forks meet, and accommodates the dual communities with several brewery options to choose from.Moustache Brewing Company at 400 Hallett Avenue in Riverhead has on tap Everyman’s Porter; Blueberry + Ginger Tripel, a Belgian Tripel; Empower Indian Pale Ale – American ; Lawn, Lager – American Light; Scorpion Drawer IPA – Imperial/Double; Milk + Honey, Brown Ale – American; Procrastinator (pints only), Bock –Doppelbock; Nine Pin NY Dry Hopped Cider; and Nine Pin Signature Cider.Thursday, April 18, kick off the Moustache’s Fifth Birthday Weekend. Beginning at 7 PM that night Moustache is hosting “The Nature Talks: Quan-What? A Small, Forgotten Bay on Eastern Long Island.” The talks are co-produced by Christopher Paparo of Fish Guy Photos. Mattitaco will be serving some delicious tacos. Friday afternoon, April 19, Pizza Rita will pair good beer with wood-fired oven pizza.Head to North Fork Brewing Company – yes, it’s in Riverhead at 24 East 2nd Street. There’s plenty to fill your pint glasses and growlers with. Sandpaper Handshake, Bock – Single/Traditional; Pierce the Ale, IPA – American; Hop Contagion, IPA –Imperial / Double; Run the Juice, IPA – New England; Sticky Bandit, IPA – New England; Iron Pier, Porter – American; Lack To the Bacto, Sour – Ale; Bill’s Hyper Local Forecast, Winter – Warmer; Hold Me Closer Tiny Lager, Pilsner – German; Between the Bourbon And We, Saison – Farmhouse Ale; Gaffer’s Hearth, Stout – Coffee.Sometimes it’s hard to choose just one brewery to try. Brew Crew Cycles takes you on a truly interactive experience to two or three breweries in downtown Riverhead. Having just launched on Friday, April 6, it’s a great way to leave the keys behind and change up the experience. Called “Long Island’s only party bike and beer experience,” you can find out more on www.brewcrewcycles.com.This is the first article in a series on local breweries. Stay tuned to future issues of The Independent for more.nicole@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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first_img The second appellant company (E) appealed against a decision ([2009] EWCA Civ 1075, [2010] ICR 642) that it was not entitled to rely on the defence of fair comment in a libel action brought against it by the respondent members of a musical act (J). E had promoted J’s shows for a time. A booking at the Landmarc Hotel which E had arranged had been cancelled by J shortly after it was made. A booking at Bibis Restaurant had resulted in a rebooking, which J arranged directly with the venue rather than through E, as was required by a re-engagement clause in the parties’ contract. E stopped representing J and published a posting on its website which contained a partially misquoted extract from an email sent by J to E. The posting stated that J were not professional enough to feature in E’s portfolio, and had not been able to abide by the terms of their contract. It also stated that ‘following a breach of contract’, J had advised E that the terms and conditions of contracts held no water in legal terms. The Court of Appeal held that the defence of fair comment should not be permitted to stand on the strength of the alleged breach of contract in relation to the Landmarc booking, as it had occurred 14 months before the alleged breach which had led to the publication. The court also held that the Bibis breach could not be relied upon, as the contract and the term allegedly breached had not been identified in the publication. In reaching that conclusion, the court relied on Lord Nicholls’ fourth proposition in relation to fair comment in Tse Wai Chun Paul v Cheng [2001] EMLR 31 CFA (HK), namely: ‘The comment must explicitly or implicitly indicate, at least in general terms, what are the facts on which the comment is being made. The reader or hearer should be in a position to judge for himself how far the comment was well founded.’ E and the interveners, who represented newspaper and broadcasting interests, invited the instant court to develop the common law of fair comment, so that it was simplified and liberalised. E submitted that it did not matter that the readers of the posting had no knowledge of the facts in relation to the two breaches of contract referred to, and were unable to judge for themselves how far the comment was well founded. E argued that Lord Nicholls’ fourth proposition was inconsistent with the judgment in Kemsley v Foot [1952] AC 345 HL. Held: (1) Lord Nicholls’ fourth proposition in Cheng could not be reconciled with Kemsley. Where adverse comment was made generally or generically on matters that were in the public domain, it was not a prerequisite of the defence of fair comment that the readers should be in a position to evaluate the comment for themselves, Kemsley followed, Cheng explained and Lowe v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2006] EWHC 320 (QB), [2007] QB 580 considered. It was now possible for people to make public comment about others via the internet, and millions of people took advantage of that opportunity; it would often be impossible for readers to evaluate derogatory comments without detailed information about the facts that had given rise to the comments. If Lord Nicholls’ fourth proposition were to apply, the defence of fair comment would be robbed of much of its efficacy. Lord Nicholls was not correct to require that the comment must identify the matters on which it was based with sufficient particularity to enable the reader to judge for himself whether it was well founded; however, the comment must identify at least in general terms what it was that led the commentator to make it. The fourth proposition should be rewritten as ‘next the comment must explicitly or implicitly indicate, at least in general terms, the facts on which it was based’ (see paras 90-105 of judgment). (2) The reforms suggested by E and the interveners would radically alter the nature of the defence of fair comment, and would not necessarily serve to simplify defamation actions. The proposed reforms went beyond changes that could properly be made by the Supreme Court in the orderly development of the common law. There was, however, a case for reform, and the whole area merited consideration by the Law Commission, or an expert committee. The only reform that should be made by the instant judgment was one that had already received judicial approval in the case of Reynolds v Times Newspapers Ltd [2001] 2 AC 127 HL: the defence of fair comment should be renamed ‘honest comment’, Reynolds referred to (paras 110-117). (3) E’s defence of fair comment should be reinstated. E could not rely upon the Landmarc breach to support the defence: the Landmarc breach was not referred to in the posting, nor did it form part of a generic allegation of misconduct. E could, however, rely on the Bibis breach: the posting sufficiently identified the breach as part of the subject matter of the comment, albeit that the breach was not particularised. Appeal allowed. 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first_imgMr Visser said that breakbulk carriers have avoided the massive ship-ordering splurge that has container shipping lines with more capacity than can be filled .Mr Visser also indicated that the mid and long-term operating fundamentals for the carriers have not changed, although the outlook for 2010 is ‘not yet too clear’.Quoting statistics from Lloyds’s MIU, Mr Visser reported that as of April 1st, there were 4,028 breakbulk ships of over 5,000 deadweight tons, with 48 percent of this capacity over 25 years old, and replacement tonnage on order totalling just 40 percent of these older ships, and just 28 percent for vessels 15 years or older.Mr Visser indicated that in his opinion, such figures clearly show that the multi-purpose and heavy lift sector is far from overtonnaged, although the ongoing encroachment of container, ro-ro and even reefer carriers into the breakbulk market was a challenge that needed to be faced. Mr Visser added that operators of vehicle carriers now get 25 to 30 percent of their liftings from “high and heavy” cargoes such as agricultural machinery, roadbuilding equipment and wind turbines and blades.Concluding his presentation, Mr Visser suggested that the heavy lift and project forwarding sector has been very successful since the turn of the century, benefitting from massive investment taking place as part of ongoing and massive economic development around the globle. “It turned around from an ailing into a thriving industry, helped by a lack of newer, more efficient ships.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe jack-up was executed in Singapore on September 7, 2013 says Mammoet. The landmark event was celebrated by Jan Kleijn, ceo of Mammoet, who commented: “The 25th jack-up all time highlights Mammoet’s legacy of innovation and our commitment to providing safe, efficient engineered solutions and added value for our customers. We are proud to have engineered and developed this heavy lift solution.” Mammoet developed and engineered the jack-up system for the lifting of topside structures and was first mobilised in Baku, Azerbaijan. According to Mammoet the push-up system reduces the production time of a topside and requires no modification to a topside’s design for lifting.An example of Mammoet’s jack-up in action www.mammoet.comlast_img read more

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first_imgWith a diameter of 6 m, Bati used lowbed trailers for the port handling and road transport to Düzce. The project team had to overcome several challenges for the project, including steep mountainous roads and sharp turns.Elsewhere, Gruber Logistics coordinated the transport of various rotary kiln parts in Malagueno, Argentina. The shipment consisted of 115 packages and arrived in Zarate from Shanghai, China.Fellow PCN member Centauro handled on-carriage to the project site in Malagueno.Meanwhile, M-Star Freight Services, also a member of PCN, handled the transportation of an 82-tonne heat exchange reactors from Porte Marghera in Italy to Kolkata in India.www.projectcargonetwork.comwww.batigroup.com.trwww.gruber-logistics.comwww.centauroarg.com.arwww.mstarfreight.comlast_img read more

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first_imgLibyans celebrate 6th anniversary of revolution Tunisia celebrates anniversary of revolution DRC President promises democratic vote despite tensionscenter_img Followers of moderate islamist party Ennahdha march to celebrate the eighth anniversary of the democratic uprising in Tunis, Monday, Jan.14, 2019. Tunisia is marking eight years since its democratic uprising amid deepening economic troubles and simmering anger at the revolution’s unfulfilled promises. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi) A gagged Tunisian walks with an empty basket and a red card with a poster reading “Red card to all politicians without exception” during a demonstration to mark the eighth anniversary of the democratic uprising in Tunis, Monday, Jan.14, 2019. Tunisia is marking eight years since its democratic uprising amid deepening economic troubles and simmering anger at the revolution’s unfulfilled promises. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)Thousands gathered Monday in Tunisia’s capital as the country marked eight years since a democratic uprising ousted its long-time strongman. The rally came amid deepening economic troubles in the North African nation and resurgent anger at the revolution’s unfulfilled promises.Unions, political parties and other civil society groups came together in Tunis to celebrate the 2011 revolution and keep up pressure on the government to improve economic opportunity in the impoverished nation.State workers who want an end to a salary freeze plan a general strike Thursday that could disrupt airports, ports and the Mediterranean nation’s vital tourism industry. Union leader Mohamed Ali Boughdiri warned of possible violence, saying workers’ “patience is running out.”Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi opened an exhibit Monday on the revolution at the country’s leading museum and urged all parties to work together to solve their differences. He summoned key political players and union leaders last week to press them to avoid unrest.The president warned of the danger that a general strike posed to the nation’s fragile economy but conceded that “unemployment and poverty still persist and interior regions remain marginalized.”“A democracy cannot be built in eight years,” he said. “Tangible results need time.”Tensions resurfaced last month after a Tunisian journalist set himself on fire and killed himself last month in the impoverished Kasserine region to protest unemployment, corruption and lack of opportunity. The journalist’s death prompted several days of rioting and the government promised aid for neglected regions in response.That desperate act echoed a vendor’s self-immolation that sparked Tunisia’s 2011 revolution. The uprising led to the ouster of a longtime strongman and unleashed Arab Spring revolts around the region. Tunisia is the only country to have emerged from the upheaval with a sustained democracy.“There is no alternative to consensual politics according to electoral law,” said Rached Ghannouchi, leader of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, which is part of Tunisia’s governing coalition. “Tunisia’s winning card is the success of its democratic transition. We should not lose this card.”But it’s been a troubled path.Prime Minister Youssef Chahed is struggling to find a path between union pressure for higher salaries for public servants and the austerity demands of the International Monetary Fund. Tunisia’s economy has been dependent on IMF loans that are tied to government cost-cutting — including a salary freeze for the country’s 60,000 public servants.Chahed defied the IMF demands in negotiations with unions and agreed to a small raise, but unions have rejected the move as “crumbs.”Tunisia has had nine governments since the 2011 uprising, and each one has failed to respond to the revolutionaries’ concerns about high unemployment and poverty — especially among educated youth, 30 percent of whom are jobless.Meanwhile, Tunisia’s currency has been sinking and inflation has hit a record 7.5 percent. The country has also struggled against Islamic extremism, after attacks that killed dozens and damaged its reputation among foreign tourists.Relatedlast_img read more

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first_img.Map of Mauritania.AP graphic A U.S. soldier directs Malian soldiers while training in Gao, eastern Mali, on November 13, 2006. The Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership also includes Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tunisia. Luc Gnago/ReutersMali’s armed forces say five soldiers were killed and four others were wounded when their convoy was bombed near the border with Mauritania.Four vehicles were also destroyed in the attack by extremists Monday in Alatona, according to a statement. Col. Maj. Diarran Kone said an investigation has been opened into who staged the attack.Islamic extremists took over Mali’s north in 2012. France, Mali’s former colonial ruler, led a 2013 military operation that ousted them from their urban strongholds. Since then, however, the extremists roam through the open, desert areas of northern Mali.Mali’s military has failed to stem the violence despite support from the French and a United Nations peacekeeping mission.The extremist groups have pushed south into Mali’s more populated areas and into neighboring Burkina Faso, staging deadly attacks.Related Five Malian soldiers missing after attack by Islamists 11 soldiers killed in Burkina Faso attackcenter_img 2 killed in attack in Rwanda, near border with Burundilast_img read more

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