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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: A perfect Paris match for the boss from hell 

Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu has gained legions of fans thanks to her scene-stealing performance as Sylvie Grateau, Lily Collins’s ultra-cool boss in the much-talked about Netflix show, Emily In Paris.

Eagle-eyed Sylvie runs the office of luxury marketing company Savoir, where Emily has been transplanted from her home in the American Midwest.

The Parisienne clashes with Emily over her modern ideas, including using Instagram to promote her fashionista clients.

Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu has gained legions of fans thanks to her scene-stealing performance as Sylvie Grateau, Lily Collins¿s ultra-cool boss in the much-talked about Netflix show, Emily In Paris

Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu has gained legions of fans thanks to her scene-stealing performance as Sylvie Grateau, Lily Collins’s ultra-cool boss in the much-talked about Netflix show, Emily In Paris

‘I think Sylvie’s afraid of Emily, but she also admires her boldness,’ the 57-year-old actress said from her home in lockdown Paris on Wednesday. 

‘She was somebody who was bold herself when she was younger.

‘I think there’s also jealousy that has to do with seeing someone waltzing into her office.But eventually she’s sees Emily’s not making all the wrong choices.’

Leroy-Beaulieu also feels that Sylvie has an underlying warmth about her. ‘It was easy for me to relate to that,’ she said. But ‘underlying’ is the operative word.Concealing Sylvie’s soft centre is that ‘whole walking around being rude’ thing, and she conceded that bit of the performance ‘was kind of easier, because Parisians are like that’.

When I interviewed Darren Star, who created Emily In Paris (which is still available to stream, by the way) he described Sylvie as a ‘grade-A bitch’; but one who ‘looks fantastic’.Leroy-Beaulieu roared with laughter when I recounted that conversation. ‘I think she is a bitch! Who doesn’t love bitches?!’

She continued: ‘I know a lot of these women. Obviously, they have this enormous vulnerability, which they cannot show.And also a lot of these women had to sacrifice their family, or love, or whatever, so they could be really tough and powerful. They had to carry that pain around, but it can’t show … because they’re powerful!’

Warming to her theme, she added: ‘So they wear all these clothes and jewellery, and they walk in a certain way, just to hide their vulnerability.

‘People who are strong don’t need to shout about it.But Sylvie needs to put on a show.’

Leroy-Beaulieu grew up in an artistic household. Her father, Philippe Leroy, was an actor. Her mother, Francoise Laurent, ran her own line of fashion accessories — jewellery, knitwear and bags — for Marc Bohan, the creative force at Dior.The actress wore some of her mother’s gems in the show.

I told Philippine I detected echoes of golden-age stars such as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in Philippine’s Sylvie; plus a nod and a wink to Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada.’Bette Davis was on my mind a lot,’ she agreed.

Eagle-eyed Sylvie runs the office of luxury marketing company Savoir, where Emily has been transplanted from her home in the American Midwest

Eagle-eyed Sylvie runs the office of luxury marketing company Savoir, where Emily has been transplanted from her home in the American Midwest

When I apologised for pts terbaik sumatera this line of discussion — a female boss’s outfits, or her psychology — when I’m unlikely to ask the same of a male actor, she put me at ease. 

‘I’m not against the fact that a woman can be well dressed, and we can talk about it.It’s nice!

‘Being French, I’m happy that we have beautiful clothes, and beautiful fashion, and I think a woman’s body — when it’s well dressed — is beautiful to watch. I’m not offended. I’m not that kind of a feminist!’

She then gave me a tutorial on the secret of how French women manage to look so effortlessly chic.Not for me, dear reader! But for all of you. 

‘It’s about a mixture of comfort and beauty. You can’t be beautiful if you’re not comfortable. Your face is going to look like you’re tired of wearing heels. It has to be a mixture of highly chic, but also super comfortable.’

Leroy-Beaulieu wouldn’t discuss her private life, except to tell me that she has a grown-up daughter who is an artist, but ‘not at all in showbusiness’. 

‘That’s all I’m going to say,’ she declared.

Let’s hope we see more of Philippine, whenever it’s possible to film the second season of Emily In Paris, in the City of Lights.

The boys are back in town!

The Jersey Boys musical is working its way back into London, nearly four years after it closed at the Piccadilly Theatre. 

‘We were ready to come back the day after we left,’ joked Michael David, co-founder of Broadway partnership the Dodgers, one of the show’s producers.

David, speaking from New York, said that Howard Panter and Rosemary Squires made him an offer he couldn’t refuse: the chance to open the newly reconfigured — and newly named — Trafalgar Theatre, with previews from April 14 (subject to Government guidelines).The hope is that the show will be able to perform with no social distancing, but strict safety procedures in place.

David said that a special clause had been written into the contract with the Trafalgar ensuring that the show will only open with full capacity seating.If social distancing restrictions are still in force in April, the Jersey Boys will wait until they’ve been lifted.

The Jersey Boys musical is working its way back into London, nearly four years after it closed at the Piccadilly Theatre

The Jersey Boys musical is working its way back into London, nearly four years after it closed at the Piccadilly Theatre

As with Broadway, David told me ‘we can’t pay our bills if we are socially distanced’.

The production features 20 or so people on stage, plus the same number backstage, and it should be a boost for freelancers onstage and backstage, who have not earned a penny since theatres shut back in March.

David said he hoped director Des McAnuff, choreographer Sergio Trujillo and other members of the original creative team will be able to travel from the U.S.for rehearsals.

Casting will start soon for the show, based on 1950s and 1960s heart-throbs Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, their music, and how one of their members had links to organised crime.

Songs include Working My Way Back To You, Fallen Angel and Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You (still love the way that number was used in The Deer Hunter).

n Check jerseyboyslondon.com for tickets, which go on sale from today.

Russia uses new hardware to target Navalny's anti-Kremlin app -…

MOSCOW, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Russia is using new digital hardware to target an online app that jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s team created to undermine the Kremlin at next month’s parliamentary elections, cyber experts said.

Navalny and his allies want to use the app and their website to organise a tactical voting campaign at the Sept.17-19 vote to land a blow to the ruling United Russia party that dominates the political landscape.

The “smart voting” campaign requires followers to sign up and be allocated a candidate who is judged to have the best chance of defeating the party in their election district.

It is one of Navalny’s few remaining levers after a crackdown banned his movement as extremist this summer.Several of his websites have since been blocked.

Communications watchdog Roskomnadzor has told Google and Apple to remove the app from their stores. Neither has done that so far and the app has been trending in Russia’s online segment.

Late on Monday, Navalny’s allies accused Russia’s authorities of moving to block it, efforts they said had intensified since Friday and meant the app was not loading content for some users.

“We’ve fixed some things and now the accessibility of the app is around 70%,” his allies said on Telegram messenger.

GlobalCheck, a group that monitors the accessibility of websites in Russia and the region using sensors, said Russia was disrupting the app with equipment that uses a technology called Deep Packet Inspection, which can analyse internet traffic, identify the data flows of particular services and pts terbaik sumatera (relevant resource site) block them.

Russia’s communications watchdog ordered all internet providers, including mobile operators, to install that equipment in 2019 after Russia passed legislation known as its “sovereign internet” law.

The legislation was one of a series of moves by authorities to tighten internet controls that stirred fears among internet freedom advocates that Russia was tacking towards a stricter China-style vision of internet control.(Reporting by Anton Zverev and Tom Balmforth; editing by Angus MacSwan)

The Victorian government has been given the worst rating out of any state for their handling of the Covid crisis

The Victorian government has been given the worst rating out of any state for their handling of the Covid crisis.

A new YouGov poll run from December 27 to January 10 found 36 per cent of Victorian respondents believed the Andrews government handled the pandemic poorly.

Less than half of respondents believed the state did well at just 42 per cent – the second-lowest result in Australia.

fared the best, with 85 per cent of respondents saying Premier Mark McGowan did a good job.

The Andrews government has been widely criticised throughout 2020 and 2021 over its handling of Covid, which saw the state endure a first and second wave along with the Delta and Omicron waves.

A new survey has revealed 36 per cent of Victorian respondents were unhappy with how the Andrews government handled Covid outbreaks (pictured: Victorian premier Dan Andrews)

A new survey has revealed 36 per cent of Victorian respondents were unhappy with how the Andrews government handled Covid outbreaks (pictured: Victorian premier Dan Andrews) 

The city became the most locked down in the world in 2021, spending a phenomenal 262 days under harsh restrictions, which included two and a half months of a 9pm curfew.

Early leaking of the virus from hotel quarantine contributed to the state’s disastrous second wave.

An inquiry found widespread confusion over responsibilities between departments and terbaik sumatera over who had contracted out security to a private firm.

Then Health Minister Jenny Mikakos subsequently resigned.

Regular protests also rocked the city for months – firstly over lockdown rules, then vaccine mandates, and finally Dan Andrews amendments to the Public Health and Wellbeing Act.

Melbourne earned the title of the world's most locked down city in 2021 spending 262 under harsh restrictions (pictured: Flinders street in November 2020)

Melbourne earned the title of the world’s most locked down city in 2021 spending 262 under harsh restrictions (pictured: Flinders street in November 2020) 

Associate Professor Rob Manwaring from Flinders University said he believed some of the pushback against the Andrews government was political.

‘Basically, a sizeable majority were supportive of the strong lockdown measures,’ he told the Herald Sun.

‘But in this and the NSW score, you can see a small but vocal minority who really pushed back; there is a partisan effect here, I am willing to bet, of trenchant liberals and anti-Labor sentiments.’ 

Across the rest of the country the poll showed 35 per cent of those in NSW were happy with the governments response while 34 per cent were unhappy.

Queenslanders were mostly happy with Annastacia Palaszczuk’s response with 60 per cent saying she did a good job, while Tasmania was slightly higher at 65 per cent.

In SA, 48 per cent said Covid was handled well and 21 per cent poorly with a large portion sitting the fence at 29 per cent.

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Kylie Jenner takes a fashion risk in a electric green and black jacket

has cemented herself as a bona fide style icon with her bold fashion choices over the years.

And on Sunday, the makeup mogul battled cooling temperatures in a statement-making piece of outerwear, which coordinated with her green and black bodysuit. 

While posing in a crouched positioned for a selfie in her full-length wall mirror, the 23-year-old sported a faux fur-trimmed black motorcycle jacket and stilettos.  

Bold look: Kylie Jenner stayed warm in a statement-making piece of outerwear, which coordinated with her green and black bodysuit on Sunday

Bold look: Kylie Jenner stayed warm in a statement-making piece of outerwear, which coordinated with her green and black bodysuit on Sunday

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The reality star rocked a full outfit by Charlotte Knowles here, made up of a shearling-trim biker jacket in striking black and green, as well as a mesh top and matching trousers in the same colourway. Add in Alexander Wang mules, a Dior bag and a ring by Ruby Stella and it's a seriously statement look.

Charlotte Knowles is an up-and-coming label that has been championed by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Rita Ora, Gigi Hadid and Kylie's sister Kim Kardashian.

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In addition to her furry lime-hued sleeves and collar, Jenner wore a pair of futuristic clear shades, which allowed her 200 million followers to see her sultry eye makeup.   

‘Hello fall,’ the mother-of-one, who shares her two-year-old daughter with ex Travis Scott, captioned the laid-back shot with an electric green heart emoji. 

Her black leather handbag, with a metal silver chain and two charms on the front, sat right in front of her feet. 

Fresh nails: After her appointment with LA-based artist Chaun Legend, Jenner filmed a video flashing her coffin shaped nails in front of her steering wheel

Fresh nails: After her appointment with LA-based artist Chaun Legend, Jenner filmed a video flashing her coffin shaped nails in front of her steering wheel

Makeup tutorial: Jenner made sure to tell her fans her lip kit collection with Kendall Jenner was back in stock

Makeup tutorial: Jenner made sure to tell her fans her lip kit collection with Kendall Jenner was back in stock

She opted to style her waist-length blonde tresses in loose waves, before sharing a close-up of her fresh navy manicure on her Instagram Story. 

After her appointment with LA-based artist Chaun Legend, Jenner filmed a video flashing her coffin shaped nails in front of her steering wheel. 

In the background of her recording, she could be heard listening to Bryson Tiller’s track, I’m Ready for You, and flashing a glistening gold and diamond ring.    

Signature pout: An hour later, she uploaded a video of herself using her lip blush formula from her Kylie Cosmetics' collaboration with sister Kendall Jenner

Signature pout: An hour later, she uploaded a video of herself using her lip blush formula from her Kylie Cosmetics’ collaboration with sister Kendall Jenner

Famous lips: The bright hue of lipstick perfectly suited her complexion

Famous lips: The bright hue of lipstick perfectly suited her complexion 

An hour later, she uploaded a video of herself using her lip blush kit from her Kylie Cosmetics’ collaboration with sister Kendall Jenner. 

‘Okay, now I’m going to top it with the gloss, this is the Kendall gloss, it looks bright, but it is the perfect wash of color to your lips,’ she said, before enhancing her pout. 

Then, she shared a Boomerang video of her glamorous makeup look, which featured blush and perfectly penciled eyebrows. 

'Okay, now I'm going to top it with the gloss, this is the Kendall gloss, it looks bright, but it is the perfect wash of color to your lips,' she said, before enhancing her pout

‘Okay, now I’m going to top it with the gloss, this is the Kendall gloss, it looks bright, but it is the perfect wash of color to your lips,’ she said, before enhancing her pout

Stunning: Then, she shared a Boomerang video of her glamorous makeup look, which featured blush and perfectly penciled eyebrows

Stunning: Then, she shared a Boomerang video of her glamorous makeup look, which featured blush and perfectly penciled eyebrows

The E! star’s mirror selfie marked the first time she posted on her Instagram feed, since surpassing 200 million followers on the app on Thursday. 

The Life Of Kylie star leads her well-followed family, though her older sister Kim Kardashian is approaching with 191 million followers. 

The rest of the famed family’s presence on the site includes Kendall with 141 million; Khloé Kardashian with 122 million; and Kourtney Kardashian with 103 million. 

The latest: Kylie Jenner, 23, on Thursday surpassed 200 million Instagram followers, becoming the first member of the famed family to achieve the social media feat

The latest: Kylie Jenner, 23, on Thursday surpassed 200 million Instagram followers, becoming the first member of the famed family to achieve the social media feat

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Have yourself a crafty little Christmas

Januari 25, 2022   Uncategorized   No comments

Suddenly we have more spare time on our hands again. To fight the boredom, keep busy, and prepare for without breaking the bank in , it’s time to get crafty.

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Since winning The Great British Sewing Bee on BBC2 last year, my passion for making things has become almost a full-time job. It was also a lifeline during the first lockdown. Pinning, cutting, hemming and stitching fabrics provided an escape from the news and kept me calm.

It would be easy to get sucked into feeling fearful again. Instead, I’m going to get my craft box out — and I’d love you to do the same.

The internet makes picking up new skills surprisingly easy, even when you’re stuck at home. An impressive number of crafters generously share their skills and tips online — many with video tutorials which you can pause or rewind as you go along.

Juliet Uzor (pictured), the winner of The Great British Sewing Bee, has created a list of fun activities to keep you busy during the new lockdown

Juliet Uzor (pictured), the winner of The Great British Sewing Bee, has created a list of fun activities to keep you busy during the new lockdown

And while some people splash out on fancy gadgets, many projects simply involve recycling items you already have at home.

For children, crafting not only passes the time but builds positive memories to be shared for years to come. Easy activities like scrapbooking together, hand-making Christmas cards or turning previous years’ cards into gift tags are a great way to start.

So here are 20 fun, easy and creative crafting ideas — one for every day left of lockdown . . .

1. Pom-pom wreath

Use leftover wool to make different-sized pom-poms, then attach to a ring of cardboard to make a bright, cheerful Christmas wreath. For how to make a simple pom-pom, visit sewyeah.co.uk or @sewyeah on Instagram.

This colourful pom pom wreath with brighten up your door ahead of the festive season

This colourful pom pom wreath with brighten up your door kampus terbaik di lampung ahead of the festive season

2. Stylish headband

Sewing your own fashionable hair accessory is easy — all you need is stretchy fabric (an old T-shirt will do), a plain plastic headband and basic sewing machine skills. See Juliet Uzor’s tutorial at youtu.be/OQ8Bu83FkKM.

3. Soap making

Great as a gift, learn to make different coloured, naturally scented bars with the Soap Making Kit, £20, hobbycraft.co.uk.

4. Macramé plant hanger

Learn the basics of macramé and create a plant holder with a kit and online course from maker’s platform Yodomo.co, £14.99.

5. Embellished wellies

Make a splash by turning boring wellies into works of art. The trick is to draw your designs with permanent paint pens, such as Posca Paint Markers, from £12.99 for four, amazon.co.uk, which won’t wash off in the rain.

Using permanent paint pens will keep the deigns on your embellished wellies looking fresh even after testing them in muddy puddles

Using permanent paint pens will keep the deigns on your embellished wellies looking fresh even after testing them in muddy puddles

6. Pen tidy

Give an empty tin can a useful new lease of life using fabric scra

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Things You Can Do In Order To Be A Good University Student

Januari 24, 2022   Uncategorized   No comments

So, you possess made the decision that the time has come to start out university. You probably have lots of inquiries jogging by your imagination right now, which happens to be completely typical. The next write-up is going to provide you with advice to help ease the uncertainty you could possibly truly feel about your impending school daily life.

Regardless how long it might seem to take or what you need to experience in the process, don’t ever quit your collegiate job! From the heating in the second, something or someone may possibly maintain far more charm than all of the researching and limitless tests, but in the end, that qualification of graduating is going to be worth no matter what you should do to obtain it.

Commence getting yourself ready for kampus terbaik di lampung college your junior 12 months. Most students hold off until their senior citizen calendar year before getting seriously interested in college. Rather, make use of your junior year to tour different colleges, learn about the scholarships readily available and commence applying for the universities of your liking. By using this technique will assist you to attain all things in sufficient time.

Review abilities classes can show you useful lessons to school success. College classes are distinct from high school graduation and call for a changeover. Review sessions offers excellent guidelines on how to research successfully to be able to achieve success in type.

Pay off your bank card harmony monthly for those who have a single. Normally, needless curiosity and charges could collect. Keep in mind that the primary reason to have a credit card in college is perfect for unexpected emergency use. You may want to utilize it to go out and have a good time, yet your university aim is always to discover. Debt can cause you to drop focus.

When you are planning your schedule, do your best to stay away from scheduling sessions which are too soon in the morning or also late at night. These sessions can be quite hard, since you will frequently miss these sessions as a result of time. Schedule sessions returning to rear during the day.

Develop into a morning particular person. There is lots of socializing in college or university, and in case you are interested in your learning, that mingling can make it tough to completely focus within your dorm through the night. Instead, consider getting up bright and earlier before all others to be able to research in serenity.

In conclusion, upon having made a decision to participate in school, you might really feel confused about what you should expect now. But, as you now have read the above write-up, some of that frustration should be lifted off of shoulders. Use these ideas to let school be the better period of your life.

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Arab Spring: the first smartphone revolution

Januari 24, 2022   Uncategorized   1 Comment

Egyptians use their mobile phones to record celebrations on February 12, 2011 in Cairo's Tahrir Square

Egyptians use their mobile phones to record celebrations on February 12, 2011 in Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Social media and smartphones briefly gave youthful Arab Spring protesters a technological edge that helped topple ageing dictatorships a decade ago as their revolutionary spirit went viral.

Regimes across North Africa and the Middle East were caught flat-footed as the fervour of the popular uprisings spread at the speed of the internet via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Unfortunately for the pro-democracy movements, autocratic states have since caught up in the digital arms race, adding cyber surveillance, online censorship and troll armies to their arsenals.

While the so-called Arab Spring offered a brief glimmer of hope for many, it ended with even more repressive regimes in most countries and devastating, ongoing wars in Syria, Libya and Yemen.

"Facebook" is written with stones in Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011, the epicenter of anti-regime protests

“Facebook” is written with stones in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011, the epicenter of anti-regime protests

Nonetheless, say veterans of the period, the revolts mark a watershed moment when digital natives launched the era of “hashtag protests” from Occupy Wall Street to Hong Kong’s Umbrella protests and Black Lives Matter.

Hyper-networked and largely leaderless, such protests flare up like flashmobs, making them harder for authorities to suppress, with grievances and demands decided not by committees but crowd-sourced online.

“Blogs and social networks were not the trigger, but they supported the social movements,” said former Tunisian activist Sami Ben Gharbia, who ran a blog from exile and returned home amid the 2010 uprising.

“They were a formidable weapon of communication.”

The slogans of TV channel "Al-Jazeera" and social media giant "Facebook" are spray-painted at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 7, 2011

The slogans of TV channel “Al-Jazeera” and social media giant “Facebook” are spray-painted at Cairo’s Tahrir Square on February 7, 2011

Today, say Arab cyber-activists, states have lost much of their control over what citizens can see, know and say, as evidenced by a later wave of protests that rocked Algeria, Sudan, Iraq and Lebanon in 2019 and 2020.

While the heavy lid of state censorship has come down once more in many places, that free spirit has also brought change for the better, especially in the small Mediterranean country where it all started, Tunisia.

– ‘Mass mobile-isation’ –

A protester records with his mobile phone a demonstration in central Tunis on January 19, 2011

A protester records with his mobile phone a demonstration in central Tunis on January 19, 2011

The spark that set off the Arab Spring was the tragic suicide of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi, 26, who, having long been cheated and humiliated by state officials, set himself on fire.

If his desperate act on December 17, 2010 expressed a real-world fury shared by millions, it was the virtual universe of online communications that spread the anger and hope for change like wildfire.

Long simmering discontent among the less privileged was harnessed and multiplied by tech-savvy and often middle-class activists into a mass movement that would spread from Morocco to Iran.

Bouazizi’s self-immolation was not caught on video — but the subsequent street protests were, along with the police violence that aimed to suppress them through fear but instead sparked more anger.

Smartphones with their cameras became citizens’ weapons in the information war that allowed almost everyone to bear witness, and to organise, in a trend that has been dubbed “mass mobile-isation”.

Clips were shared especially on Facebook, a medium outside the control of police states that had for decades tightly controlled print and broadcast media.

“The role of Facebook was decisive,” recalled a blogger using the name Hamadi Kaloutcha, who had studied in Belgium and back in 2008 launched a Facebook forum called “I have a dream … A democratic Tunisia”.

“Information could be published right under the regime’s nose,” he said.”Censorship was frozen. Either they censored everything that circulated, or they censored nothing.”

Social media and smartphones briefly gave youthful Arab Spring protesters a technological edge against ageing dictatorships

Social media and smartphones briefly gave youthful Arab Spring protesters a technological edge against ageing dictatorships

If previously dissent could only be whispered, some of the citizens’ fear and apathy lifted as online users saw their networks of family and friends speak out in the virtual space.

Online platforms also formed a bridge with traditional global media, further accelerating the regional revolt.

“International media like Al-Jazeera covered the uprising directly from Facebook,” Kaloutcha said.

“We had no other platform to broadcast videos.”

With head-spinning speed, Tunisia’s ruler of more than two decades, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, was gone in less than a month.

“Thank you Facebook,” read one graffiti sprayed on Tunisian walls, long before the social media giant drew increasing fire for spreading not just calls for freedom but also fake news and hate speech.

‘The camera is my weapon’ –

An Egyptian demonstrator uses his mobile phone to take a picture of a burnt army tank during clashes in central Cairo on January 29, 2011

An Egyptian demonstrator uses his mobile phone to take a picture of a burnt army tank during clashes in central Cairo on January 29, 2011

The Tunisia victory would soon kick off a political earthquake in North Africa’s powerhouse Egypt.

A key catalyst there to mobilise and organise protests was the Facebook campaign “We are all Khaled Said”, or “WAAKS”, which highlighted rampant police brutality and widespread corruption.

Said, 28, died in police custody in June 2010.Photos of his battered corpse went viral online while authorities unconvincingly claimed he had choked on a bag of drugs.

The WAAKS campaign brought hundreds to his funeral, followed by a series of silent protests.

By early 2011, the Egyptian revolt had gathered steam, and the movement snowballed into anti-government protests on January 25, the National Police Day.

WAAKS at the time encouraged citizen journalism with the video tutorial “The camera is my weapon”.

Powerful online images surfaced including one of a man facing off with an armoured water cannon, echoing the iconic image of an unknown Chinese protester who in 1989 defied a column of tanks on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

Regimes across North Africa and the Middle East were caught flat-footed a decade ago as the fervour of the popular uprisings spread at the speed of the internet

Regimes across North Africa and the Middle East were caught flat-footed a decade ago as the fervour of the popular uprisings spread at the speed of the internet

Volunteers translated Arabic tweets for the international media, even as state broadcasters railed against the “criminals” and “foreign enemies” it blamed for instigating the protests.

Anonymous movement hackers showed solidarity by distributing advice on how to breach state firewalls and set up mirror websites.

On January 28, 2011, the “Friday of Rage”, the government ordered an internet blackout and blocked cell phone services, but it was too late.

A critical mass was already reached, and more youngsters left their screens to join the offline action on the streets.

At the height of the protests, up to one million Egyptians were demanding Hosni Mubarak’s ouster.He finally agreed to step down on February 11, ending a rule of nearly three decades.

– Virtual battlegrounds –

If the phrase “Arab Spring” echoed the romantic hopes for freedom of the 1968 Prague Spring, it ended as tragically as that brief uprising crushed by Soviet tanks.

An Egyptian holds up a sign praising Facebook in 2011 on Cairo's Tahrir Square, heeding a call by the opposition for a "march of a million" calling for the ouster of Hosni Mubarak

An Egyptian holds up a sign praising Facebook in 2011 on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, heeding a call by the opposition for a “march of a million” calling for the ouster of Hosni Mubarak

Arab states have quickly caught up with their own cyber tools, weaponising social media and cracking down hard on online activists.

“The authorities reacted quickly to control this strategic space,” said former Moroccan activist Nizar Bennamate, then with the February 20th protest movement.

Activists, he said, became “victims of defamation, insults and threats on social networks and some online media”.

A decade later, Amnesty International charged, Morocco has used smartphone hacking software to spy on journalist and rights activist Omar Radi, before detaining him on rape and espionage charges.

A computer screen shows tweets posted by users on January 14, 2011 about the situation in Tunisia

A computer screen shows tweets posted by users on January 14, 2011 about the situation in Tunisia

In Egypt, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government has crushed almost all dissent, blocked hundreds of websites and jailed social media users, including even teenage influencers on the short video app TikTok.

Takeovers of publishing and TV companies by regime insiders has “led to the death of pluralism in the media landscape,” said Sabrina Bennoui of Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

“We called this movement the ‘Sisification’ of the media.”

Gulf countries, meanwhile, have used the Covid-19 pandemic “as a pretext to continue pre-existing patterns of suppressing the right to freedom of expression,” Amnesty has charged.

As conflicts are fought increasingly in the virtual space, the standoff between a Saudi-led group of Gulf countries and Qatar has seen the use of bot armies to attack each other.

In Libya’s war, fought with drones and mercenaries, UN mediators recently urged both sides not just to lay down their weapons but also to refrain from the use of online “hate speech and incitement to violence”.

An image from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group's al-Furqan Media

An image from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group’s al-Furqan Media

Social media has also been used to great effect by non-state actors such as the Islamic State jihadist group, which employed it as a powerful weapon for propaganda and recruitment.

“The tools that catalysed the Arab Spring, we’ve learned, are only as good or as bad as those who use them,” said a commentary in Wired magazine.

“And as it turns out, bad people are also very good at social media.”

– ‘Dream come true’ –

Today, as most Arab countries linger near the murky bottom of RSF’s Global Press Freedom Index, the one place that offers a glimmer of hope is Tunisia, the tiny country where it all started.

Though battered by poverty and now the pandemic, it boasts a long secular tradition, a fragile democracy and relative freedom of speech in a region dominated by totalitarian regimes.

Tunisian journalist Sami Ben Gharbia, once a refugee who  ran the Nawaat blog from the Netherlands, at the office of the now fully fledged Nawaat media outlet

Tunisian journalist Sami Ben Gharbia, once a refugee who ran the Nawaat blog from the Netherlands, at the office of the now fully fledged Nawaat media outlet

Nawaat, pts terbaik sumatera once one of the major dissident blogs subject to state censorship, is now a fully fledged media outlet that runs both opinion and investigative pieces, with a website and a printed magazine.

It has produced several documentaries on environmental and social justice issues and interviewed former prime minister Elyes Fakhfakh earlier this year.

Gharbia, once a refugee who had fled the Ben Ali regime and ran the Nawaat blog from the Netherlands from 2004 to 2011, is now proud to be a force in the country’s media landscape.

“There was a big debate after the fall of Ben Ali,” he said.”Had we reached our goal, should we continue and in what form?

Nawaat, once one of the major dissident blogs subject to state censorship, is now a fully fledged media outlet

Nawaat, once one of the major dissident blogs subject to state censorship, is now a fully fledged media outlet

“After a transition, in 2013, we decided to professionalise the editorial staff, to produce independent quality information, which is still lacking today in Tunisia”.

One recent day he was running a lively editorial meeting during which journalists discussed which political parties to investigate next.

“Having offices and a team of journalists working freely in the field was a dream 10 years ago,” he said.

“That dream has come true.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Snapchat is set to rollout its original show 'Move It!'

Januari 22, 2022   Uncategorized   No comments

is launching a new Snap Original series Wednesday that teaches unique dances in a first-of-its kind immersive show.

Called Move It!, the show includes 10 episodes that feature chart topping songs for Snapchatters to follow along and create their own music videos, which can be shared to their account.

Dance influencers Michael Le and Dytto host and teach using the app’s tutorial Lenses.

Once viewers have mastered the moves, they can activate a final Lens that adds special effects, such as lightning bolts and neon lit hearts, which transforms the clip into a music video.

Snap is releasing 30 different Lenses designed with body tracking to detect the person and trigger animation effects based on movements within camera view.

Move It!also includes an opportunity for viewers to monetize through Snapchat’s new Spotlight, which puts them in the running for a share of a $1 million prize.

Snapchat is launching a new Snap Original series Wednesday that teaches unique dances in a first-of-its kind immersive show. Called Move It!. It is hosted and taught by dance influencers Dytto (left) and Michael Le (right)

Snapchat is launching a new Snap Original series Wednesday that teaches unique dances in a first-of-its kind immersive show.Called Move It!. It is hosted and taught by dance influencers Dytto (left) and Michael Le (right)

Anjuli Millan, head of production for Snap Originals, told DailyMail.com: ‘Snap is a unique company that can bring media and technology together in the most seamless way.’

‘Every day we are inspired by the opportunity to try something new and innovate against the ordinary.’

‘We spent a year on Move It!, working cross-functionally between teams in total collaboration to build this new Snap Original series that unites storytelling, talent, and the cutting edge advancements in our camera platform on Snapchat.’

In each episode, Snapchatters practice with Le and Dytto side by side through the AR dance tutorial Lenses.

The app displays the moves to help users with the dance movements

The first set of Lenses are designed for tutorial purposes

Dance influencers Michael Le and Dytto host and teach using the app’s tutorial Lenses that provide terms to help teach the movements

Both Le and Dytto will explain the movements verbally and the Lenses will display them on the screen to keep viewers on track with the song. 

‘My favorite dance and song for Move it!is the ‘All on My Team’ piece I did,’ Dytto told DailyMail.com

‘It has some of the cutest Lense effects, along with my favorite moves. On top of all of that, it has an important message about confidence, and the company that you keep!’

Once users feel they have learned the dance, they step into the final AR Lens experience that showcases their moves with effects like lightning shooting from their hands, sonic booms when they clap, butterflies with body rolls, fireworks and more.

‘I love how upscale and easy everything is!The craziest feature is that the dances are matched with the fire AR visuals in real time that are built into the Lenses,’ Le told DailyMail.com.

Once users feel they have learned the dance, they step into the final AR Lens experience

The AR Lenses release effects like lightning shooting from their hands, sonic booms when they clap, butterflies with body rolls, hearts and more

The AR Lenses release effects like lightning shooting from their hands, sonic booms when they clap, butterflies with body rolls, hearts and more

The Lenses work with both the front and rear-facing cameras on a smartphone or tablet, which Snap is rolling out 30 in total.

‘An incredibly talented music supervisor was brought onto the project, Allison Wood, who has an amazing ear for talent and catchy songs that would quickly be a hit with our community,’ said Millan.

‘Working with some of the hottest tracks, Michael and Dytto were then able to choreograph all the dances in the show and put their full creativity on display.’

Move It!was produced exclusively for Snap by Little Engine Productions and StellAR Studio, along with executive producers Carly Steel and Gina Matthews. 

In addition to helping viewers learn new moves and capitalize on viral dance trends, the show also features an opportunity for viewers to monetize through Snapchat’s new Spotlight, which launched last month.

Spotlight allows users to share a post publicly in Spotlight, just as they would privately with their friends in Stories.

In addition to helping viewers learn new moves and capitalize on viral dance trends, the show also features an opportunity for viewers to monetize through Snapchat's new Spotlight, which launched last month

In addition to helping viewers learn new moves and capitalize on viral dance trends, Kampus Terbaik Di Lampung the show also features an opportunity for viewers to monetize through Snapchat’s new Spotlight, which launched last month 

The more views a post gets, the higher it will move up a leaderboard.

Those that get the most views in a 24-hour timeframe will earn their creators a share of more than $1 million (£750,000) in prize money.

‘Since Snapchatters have the option to create Snaps from the show and share them just with close friends, your personal Story, or submit into Spotlight….we created Spotlight because it’s clear that many want to post their creative Snaps in an enduring way to public forums for broad visibility,’ a Snap spokesperson told DailyMail.com.

‘They do so today on other platforms, and Spotlight creates a space for that within Snapchat. 

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What You Must Know Well before Attending College

Januari 20, 2022   Uncategorized   No comments

Completing your college degree is worth the hard work it requires for many different good reasons. Setting up enough time to accomplish your degree doesn’t just boost your future financial prospects you’ll also increase the mind and your group of friends of interpersonal relationships. Use the guesswork out of planning and joining university with all the concepts and information under.

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Company of your respective time, your plan as well as your responsibilities is important to earning your time and energy in college add up. You need to understand just where you should be, while you are supposed to be there and the way you will get there. In case you are not prepared, you may soon be baffled and delayed with duties.

When you first make an application for college or university, learn about the teachers. It is important to establish a excellent relationship with the trainers if you want to do well. Talk to every one of them, and get acquainted with their anticipations. It can help you during all of your college or university expertise to obtain them working for you.

Steer clear of studying for major college examinations the evening just before by taking in a lot of caffeine or some other stimulant drugs. Whilst these matters are able to keep you up capable to review for longer, they can make you really fatigued in the morning. Following employing compound stimulant drugs for a time, you will require increasingly more and that could be destroying for your all round mental and physical well being.

Make great using the campus fitness center. Both of these are great ways to get exercise as well as make new friends. Several educational institutions likewise have gyms for pupils.

Benefit from the office time made available from your school course instructors. These several hours are given to your reward. There is absolutely no much better source of aid or details about a category than the one who teaches it! Utilize the time for you to inquire, search for clarification, terbaik sumatera or go over your in-course performance.

The list of positive aspects a university education and learning can confer on an person is apparently unlimited. Therefore, school is one thing in which the majority are intrigued, but exactly how to get it done can be a mystery. Go ahead and take assistance you’ve just been presented to center, and you also should be able to make wise judgements in terms of your university encounter.

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Is Total Traffic Tutorial Really Worth The Wait?

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