Inscrit le: 05 Juil 2018
|Posté le: Sam 14 Juil - 03:23 (2018) Sujet du message: The most famous was in 20
MELBOURNE Luke Glendening Red Wings Jersey , Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Australia's most iconic stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), will build a skywalk allowing tourists a panoramic view of the venue and surrounding city from 70 meters above ground.
The project, announced on Thursday by the Victorian government, will cost an estimated 1.8 million U.S. dollars and also encompasses the potential installation of a zip line across the MCG's roof, shooting thrill-seekers across the ground - from scoreboard to scoreboard - in seconds.
Already one of Australia's most popular tourist's attractions, the MCG is expected to pull in thousands more people during its quieter, non-playing periods with the new features.
Construction of the skywalk, which will also give customers a full view of the Melbourne Park sports precinct and entire city, is expected to begin at some stage during 2016 and take around 12 months to complete.
However, the design of the walk above the 100,000 seat stadium is yet to be finalized.
The Victorian government - which last year launched a new tourist campaign, Visit Victoria, will contribute more than 450,000 U.S. dollars to the project.
Victoria's Sports Minister John Eren said the new walk would rival the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, a tourist draw which has attracted more than 3 million people since it opened.
""We've got to show it off and the best way to show it off is the bird's eye view from the top of the MCG,"" Eren said on Thursday.
""It's a great project. It is very much about showcasing our wonderful precinct and this will go a long way to making sure not only locals enjoy this iconic ground from a different perspective but interstate and overseas visitors.""
However, not everyone believes the idea will be a success, with former Australian Football League (AFL) Melbourne Demons great David Schwarz saying the plan was ""gimmicky"".
""I'm not a fan of it,"" David Schwarz said on Melbourne radio on Thursday.
""You wouldn't see it at Lord's or Wimbledon, I just think it cheapens it a little bit.""
In the past 12 months, the MCG has hosted the cricket's World Cup final, the AFL grand final, rugby league's state of origin and the International Champions Cup (ICC) with guest teams Real Madrid, Manchester City and Roma gracing the hallowed turf.
Egyptian authorities arrested seven people Monday who they accused of being gay and promoting homosexuality for allegedly raising the rainbow flag of the LGBT movement at a concert, filing charges even though there is no law officially banning the practice.
The flag was a rare sign of support for highly marginalized homosexuals in this conservative country and it came at a Cairo performance Friday by popular Lebanese indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila, a jazzy, electro-Arabesque group whose lead singer is openly gay.
The seven arrested Monday have been charged with “inciting immorality,” security officials said, adding that the Supreme State Security Prosecution acted after authorities discovered the seven had “raised the flag of homosexuals.” The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to brief journalists.
Homosexuality is highly taboo in Egypt among both majority Muslims and the Christian minority, but it is not explicitly prohibited by law. In practice however, the state regularly seeks to prosecute individuals under alternative charges including “immorality” and “debauchery,” which are normally reserved for prostitution. Prosecutors also sometimes charge them with “blasphemy,” also considered a crime in a country with severe limits on free speech.
Shortly after the concert, images and videos of the flag-raising went viral, with some praising the move but others posting virulent attacks on social media. An exasperated host on one television channel urged Reza Ragab, the deputy head of the official musicians union, to explain how such a thing could have happened “on Egyptian soil.”
“We are against gay art,” Ragab said in a phone interview on AlAssema TV. “It is depraved art.”
He said the band had all the necessary permits, including approval by the ubiquitous state security services, but added that the union would ban the group from further performances.
Mashrou’ Leila has played in Egypt before, although they have twice been banned from performing in Jordan over allegations its musicians violate the kingdom’s traditions and commit blasphemy. It is one of the Arab world’s few rock acts to gain significant resonance in the West, playing its Arabic-language fusion to a growing number of fans in Europe and the United States.
The band on its Facebook page called the Cairo show, held in a mall in an upscale suburb, one of the best they had ever played, and that it had been an “honor to play to such a wonderful crowd.” The feed became a culture war battle zone in subsequent posts, however, with some users hurling insults while others defended the group.
Egypt regularly arrests gay men, with large police raids on parties or other locations such as bath houses occasionally creating media sensations.
The most famous was in 2001, when 52 men were arrested at a dance party on a floating nightclub moored on the Nile called the Queen Boat. The men were put on trial in a highly publicized proceeding during which they were mocked in the media, which published photos of them as well as names and addresses. Almost half were sentenced to prison after a trial that was widely criticized by human rights groups and Western governments.
By Matthew Rusling
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- After Saturday's votes, it is increasingly likely that U.S. bombastic billionaire Donald Trump will clinch the Republican nomination to face likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 race to the White House, experts said.
On Saturday, Republicans held their latest primary in th.