Next Page: 10000

          Animal Head      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Xander_Black / 14 pages
When shrinking technology is created in a cabin high in the mountains, it's creator is killed, the technology stolen. An illegal weapons dealer sells mutated dogs and rats. A private investigator is found in Madagascar with cobra venom in his ve...
          Premier rempart contre les maladies infantiles      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Arrivée ce matin des gels douche destinés aux familles les plus démunies dont les enfants sont hospitalisés à Antananarivo, sans possibilité d'accès aux produits de première nécessité qu'ils soient alimentaires ou d'hygiène...

pokanel;madagascar

Parce que l'accès à l'hygiène n'a rien d'une évidence à Madagascar, faute d'eau courante d'abord et du coût des produits de première nécessité. Nous forons et construisons des puits à eau en dur dans les villages isolés et fournissons les kits d'hygiène aux enfants qui sont le premier barrage efficace contre les maladies infantiles si dévastatrices à Madagascar.

Merci beaucoup à Nuhanciam de nous y aider, merci pour ce généreux don et le riz qui l'accompagnera sur place !


          Football / Les Coelacanthes U17 médaillés de bronze après leur victoire face à DjiboutiLa...      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Football / Les Coelacanthes U17 médaillés de bronze après leur victoire face à Djibouti

La sélection de football des Comores des U17 vient de décrocher la médaille de bronze des jeux des jeunes de l’Océan indien, à Djibouti. Les Coelacanthes occuperont la troisième place après s’être imposés au tirs au but (3-4) au football, face à la sélection Djiboutienne.

"Nous n’avons pas pu défendre notre titre de champion de la Cjsoi, mais on ne va pas rentrer les mains vides", a déclaré le sélectionneur comorien, Zaindoudine Msoili.

L’équipe djiboutienne a essayé le premier tir, avec Ibrahim Ali Houssein, qui sera capté par Ibrahim Ourfane. Les Comores ont tranformé leurs trois premiers tirs avant que leur adversaire Omar Abdalla ne rate le sien, en faveur des Verts comoriens.

"Je suis beaucoup plus soulagé d’avoir remporté ce bronze", jubile l’attaquant qui a transformé le premier essai comorien, Naguib Youssouf.

La Cérémonie de remise des médailles de football aura lieu demain, samedi, au stade Gouled au terme de la finale "la Réunion vs Madagascar".

La délégation comorienne rentrera de la capitale régionale de la jeunesse sportive et culturelle 2018 avec deux médailles de bronze.

Elie-Dine Djouma

Author: avatar_idyu_ealaa_aliitlaq4
Tags: Football Les Coelacanthes U17 médaillés de bronze après leur
Posted: 11 Juli 2018


          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos vavaboriborius Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos vavaboriborius Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos tsaratae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos tsaratae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos toisuarezensis Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos toisuarezensis Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos platorchidus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos platorchidus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos pendutsaratae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos pendutsaratae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos orchidus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos orchidus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos namorokae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos namorokae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos morambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos morambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos minorchidus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos minorchidus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos minangulorchidus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos minangulorchidus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos matoatoa Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos matoatoa Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos mandamus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos mandamus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos ketronambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos ketronambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos globosus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos globosus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos galokoae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos galokoae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos gallorum Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos gallorum Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos foitra Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos foitra Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos fisakus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos fisakus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos fisakambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos fisakambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos etiambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos etiambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos conorchidus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos conorchidus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos capdambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos capdambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos boriambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos boriambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos betsaratae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos betsaratae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos beambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos beambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos avanalamerae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos avanalamerae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos angulorchidus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos angulorchidus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos analamerae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos analamerae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos ambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos ambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          La Représentante de Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (l’UNICEF), Elke Wisch, Au Terme de s on Mandat à Madagascar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
La Représentante de l’UNICEF à Madagascar, Elke Wisch, est arrivée au terme de son mandat. Elle a fait ses adieux au Président de la République, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, dans la matinée de ce 10 juillet, au palais d’Etat d’Iavoloha. Elle devra rejoindre son nouveau poste au Népal très prochainement. La Représentante de l’UNICEF, Elke Wisch, a […]
          Comentario en Art Of Trance – Madagascar (Simon Lee & Alvin Extended Remix) por Andy Leo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Un buen track 👌
          Comentario en Art Of Trance – Madagascar (Simon Lee & Alvin Extended Remix) por Andy Leo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Un buen camaleon
          Comentario en Art Of Trance – Madagascar (Simon Lee & Alvin Extended Remix) por Andy Leo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Simon Lee & Alvin en Armada Captivating Nassa
          Comentario en Art Of Trance – Madagascar (Simon Lee & Alvin Extended Remix) por Andy Leo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tienen mas tracks epico 🔥
          July Food & Drink Specials To Try      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Seattle food & drink specials to try in July. by Stranger Things To Do Staff

Lazy summer days are the perfect excuse to partake in Seattle's bounty of treats. Read on to get the scoop on seasonal specials like pistachio fig cheesecake ice cream, POG macarons, and smoked peach pie cake.

Bakery Nouveau
The beloved bakery has rung in berry season with a strawberry tart consisting of pâte sucrée crust filled with vanilla bean pastry cream, and topped with fresh local strawberries.

Bluebird Ice Cream
The small-batch artisan ice cream maker is scooping up grasshopper ice cream: mint ice cream with Hydrox cookies (a.k.a. "America’s first chocolate sandwich cookie," which debuted in 1908 and pre-date Oreos by four years).

Cookie Counter
Greenwood's vegan ice cream shop and bakery has two new rotating flavors, Lavender Berry, a light floral ice cream made with a lavender base plus marionberries and raspberries, and S'mores, made with Equal Exchange Chocolate, marshmallows from My Dandies, and homemade graham crackers in a homemade vanilla base. You can also get the S'mores flavor in a Campfire Sundae.

Central District Ice Cream
The Central District gem known for its bold and unconventional flavors has outdone itself with its July offerings: Pistachio Fig Cheesecake, a Turkish fig and cream cheese ice cream with pistachio crust crumbles; Urfa Biber Chocolate, a Turkish-spiced chocolate flavor created in collaboration with chef Tarik Abdullah; Blackberry Molasses, a tangy blackberry and molasses ice cream; Chamoy and Tamarind, a flavor based on the Mexican salty-sweet hot sauce Chamoy with a tamarind caramel swirl; Advieh Vanilla, another flavor created in collaboration with Chef Tarik with Persian-spiced vanilla ice cream; Salted Honey, a salted honey ice cream with pink and green peppercorns; Ube Queso, ube ice cream with salty cheese; and Coconut Coffee, a coffee and coconut dairy-free flavor. Tip: If you go before Wednesday, July 11, you can get mini scoops of all eight flavors so you don't have to make the impossible decision of which to get (and you can even get it in a waffle cone or bowl).

Cupcake Royale
Seattle's first cupcake bakery doesn't just do cupcakes: right now, they've got a banana split ice cream that they describe as a "sundae in a cone": a fresh banana vanilla ice cream similar to banana cream pudding, with a swirl of house-made strawberry sauce, toasted walnuts, dark chocolate bark, and rainbow sprinkles on top. They also have a new salted cookie dough ice cream with Jacobsen sea salt. Of course, they've also got cupcakes too: Blackberry Mascarpone, a coconut cupcake with blackberry mascarpone frosting and topped with toasted coconut and smashed blackberry; Strawberry Shortcake, a vanilla cupcake filled with strawberry compote, swirled with whipped strawberry cream cheese frosting, and topped with graham cracker streusel and sprinkles; Peach Bourbon Crumble, a brown butter vanilla cupcake filled with peach compote, swirled with bourbon maple buttercream frosting, and topped with streusel and a dollop of peach compote; and Washington Blueberry Lemonade, a blueberry vanilla cupcake made with Washington blueberries and topped with lemon frosting and a blueberry.

D'ambrosio Gelato
Need a caffeine buzz while you sate your sweet tooth? Ballard gelateria D'ambrosio has rolled out a new affogato menu that combines their scoops with espresso. Options include the Il Bronte (pistachio gelato, espresso, whipped cream, and crushed pistachios), Salted Caramel Affogato (salted caramel gelato, espresso, whipped cream, caramel, and Maldon sea salt), Ca Phe Da (a Vietnames coffee-inspired affogato with coconut gelato, espresso, infused condensed milk, caramel, and whipped cream), the Zenzero (lime sorbetto, Rachel's Ginger Beer, lime, whipped cream), and the Matcha Menta (mint chip gelato, matcha latte pour-over, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce).

Frankie & Jo’s
The plant-based ice creamery's July flavors include Berries & Fermented Cream, a vegan creme fraiche ice cream with fermented cashew milk plus berry coconut milk ice cream and almond flour lemon cake pieces; Taro Root Sea Foam, made with roasted taro roots, a coconut milk base, house-made sea foam candy, and Theo Chocolate cacao nibs; and Kale Lime Leaf, a zingy flavor made with lime leaves steeped in a coconut milk base and Oxbow Farms lacinato kale.

General Porpoise
Though their flavors change on the daily, Renee Erickson's doughnut and coffee shop has lately been stuffing their fluffy doughnuts with seasonal fillings like PB&J and "Nectarcot" jam (a portmanteau of nectarine and apricot, of course).

Hot Cakes
Autumn Martin's dessert emporium has announced their new molten cake and vegan shake flavors for July: Smoked Peach Pie Cake, a "dark chocolate cake filled with cold smoked organic peaches, served with a side of vanilla ice cream, buttery pie crust, and more smoked peach filling for good measure," and a Vegan Melon Rose Shake, made with Frankie & Jo's brown sugar vanilla ice cream, honeydew, cantaloupe, and rosewater.

Lady Yum
For July's flavors of the month, the macaron maven is rolling out a fruity POG macaron based on the delicious Hawaiian passion-orange-guava nectar; an Almond Joy macaron; an orange cream macaron; and Mermaid, a returning twinkly star-bedecked turquoise macaron that tastes like "sea salt caramel coconut chip with a hint of nutty sweet almond."

Li'l Woody's
The burger joint's current weekly special is the Fry Sauce Burger, a special for French Fry Day with fry sauce, French fries, American cheese, and grass-fed beef (available until Monday, July 16). We'll update here when the next week's special is announced.

Molly Moon's Ice Cream
The current seasonal flavors at Molly Moon Neitzel's ever-popular ice cream shop include Strawberry Shortcake, made with organic Viva Farms strawberries and homemade shortbread scones; Cherry Chunk, made with organic Alberg Farms dark cherries and Theo dark chocolate chunks; Vegan Cherry Chunk, a dairy-free version with a coconut milk base; and Arnold Palmer Sorbet, a refreshing, frosty version of the classic beverage made with Mountain Rose Herbs breakfast tea and organic lemon juice. Their sundae of the month is the Cherry Buzz Sundae, made with cherry chunk ice cream, homemade dark cherry compote, house-baked crunchy cherry streusel, whipped cream, and a Chukar cherry. Plus, to celebrate their ten year anniversary, the shops will feature a limited quantity of handmade Party Cones dipped in chocolate and sprinkles each week.

Rachel's Ginger Beer
The spicy-sweet soda shop's current seasonal is the brightly hued Raspberry x Hibiscus.

Raised Doughnuts
The brand-new Central District doughnut shop's first round of monthly specials includes ube coconut, black sesame, strawberry pie, and blueberry basil, available through the end of July.

Salt and Straw
The Portland-based artisan ice cream shop's line of seasonal flavors for July all revolve around berries: Goat Cheese Marionberry Habanero, made with Sweet Fire-flavored chevre from Portland Creamery; Birthday Cakes & Blackberries, which tastes like frosting and features chunks of cake and blackberry jam from Oregon Hill Farms; Fresh Sheep's Cheese & Strawberries, with a fresh sheep's cheese cooked into a custard for a "barnyard-funk-cheesecake" base for jammy roasted Fresh Hood strawberries; Wild-Foraged Berry Sherbet, made with mountain berries foraged by Northwest Wild Foods (including blackberries, blueberries, huckleberries, and strawberries); and Raspberry & Almond Frangipane, made with Whatcom County raspberries simmered in cream and sugar and swirled with thick almond frangipane.

Trophy Cupcakes
The gourmet cupcakery's current special flavors include Blueberry Pie, a Madagascar vanilla cake filled with house-made blueberry pie filling and topped with vanilla buttercream, a farmers market blueberry, and a piece of flaky pastry crust; Chocolate Graham Cracker a.k.a. S'more, a Martha Stewart-approved flavor originally created when Trophy appeared on the domestic mogul's TV show, with Valrhona chocolate cake, toasted marshmallow meringue frosting, and bittersweet chocolate graham cracker crust; Strawberry Lemonade, fresh lemon butter cake filled with strawberry jam and topped with strawberry buttercream; and Peanut Butter and Jelly, a Madagascar bourbon vanilla butter cake filled with strawberry jam and swirled with strawberry and peanut butter buttercream and adorned with pastel confetti sprinkles.

Trove
Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi's Capitol Hill noodle joint's monthly special is a refreshing chilled noodle dish with soba, beef, white kimchi, and egg, perfect for hot summer days.


          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos vavaboriborius Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos vavaboriborius Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos tsaratae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos tsaratae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos toisuarezensis Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos toisuarezensis Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos platorchidus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos platorchidus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos pendutsaratae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos pendutsaratae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos orchidus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos orchidus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos namorokae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos namorokae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos morambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos morambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos minorchidus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos minorchidus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos minangulorchidus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos minangulorchidus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos matoatoa Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos matoatoa Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos mandamus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos mandamus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos ketronambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos ketronambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos globosus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos globosus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos galokoae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos galokoae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos gallorum Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos gallorum Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos foitra Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos foitra Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos fisakus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos fisakus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos fisakambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos fisakambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos etiambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos etiambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos conorchidus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos conorchidus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos capdambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos capdambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos boriambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos boriambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos betsaratae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos betsaratae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos beambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos beambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos avanalamerae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos avanalamerae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos angulorchidus Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos angulorchidus Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos analamerae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos analamerae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar for taxon Kalidos ambrae Emberton, 2007      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Distribution "Madagascar" for taxon Kalidos ambrae Emberton, 2007 has been added by Frank Köhler via the MS Access interface on 2018-07-10T20:35:15+00:00
          Madagascar's wildlife -- including some newly discovered species -- imperiled by unrest, WWF says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
JOHANNESBURG — From giant palm trees to mouse-sized lemurs, unique plants and animals are threatened on Madagascar as political deadlock drags on after a 2009 coup. The World Wildlife Fund conservation group drew attention to the Indian Ocean island's natural...
          African Weightlifting Championships: Egypt, Madagascar And Cameroun Name Squads      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Egypt, Madagascar and Cameroun have named their athletes to represent them at the 9th Africa Armwrestling Championship to be hosted in Ghana 39;s capital, Accra, from Thursday, July 26, 2018, to Sunday, July 29, 2018. The championship dubbed 39;ACCRA 2018 39; will take place at the DG Hathramani Hall situated at the Accra S ...
          La présidentielle se prépare sur fond de tension      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Une fois de plus la Commission nationale électorale indépendante (CENI) s'est dit prête pour l'organisation de la présidentielle le 7 novembre, premier tour, et le 19 décembre, deuxième tour. Le gouvernement de Christian Ntsay qui a justement pour mission de préparer une élection transparente et crédible affiche sa bonne volonté d'aller droit au but. Il reste certes près de deux dizaine de milliard d'ariary à trouver pour bien assurer les élections, mais sur le plan technique tout va pour la (...)

- Politique

          Anaïs Cassard représentante commerciale pour Air Austral et Air Madagascar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Anaïs Cassard représentante commerciale pour Air Austral et Air Madagascar
Air Austral et Air Madagascar investissent la région Grand Sud de la France. Pour appuyer leur présence, ils se dotent d'une représentante commerciale commune aux deux compagnies.

Actuellemen...


          Geographic variation of fruit scents in a dispersion mutualism, the case of Ficus lutea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Publication date: July 2018

Source: Acta Oecologica, Volume 90

Author(s): Catherine C.L. Soler, Bertrand Schatz, Jean-Marie Bessière, Martine Hossaert-McKey

Abstract

Chemical mediation is often involved in interactions between plants and animals, as in pollination and in seed dispersion mutualisms. Extensive investigation has been done in floral scents and on their interspecific and intraspecific variations, but similar research on fruit scent remains poorly explored and only focused on interspecific variations. We investigated in this study the intraspecific variations of volatile bouquet emitted by mature fruits of Ficus lutea, in two sites within its wide distribution range, i.e. in South Africa and in Madagascar. We demonstrated a clear geographic variation in the volatile bouquet emitted by ripe figs in these two study sites, especially due to the presence of sesquiterpenes in Madagascan bouquets, while scents present at both sites high amounts of fatty acid derivatives. We discuss here different possible explanations for such variations in fruit scents, potentially resulting from insular and/or geographic isolation. This novel result of an intraspecific variation linked to fig seed dispersion serves to increase our knowledge of the role of scents in seed dispersal mutualisms.


          Sacred hills of Imerina and the voyage of Ficus lutea Vahl (Amontana) in Madagascar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Publication date: July 2018

Source: Acta Oecologica, Volume 90

Author(s): Yildiz Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Verohanitra Miarivelomalala Rafidison, Finn Kjellberg, Martine Hossaert-McKey

Abstract

Humans have favored the presence of Ficus species within anthropogenic landscapes and near human settlements throughout the planet due to a number of beliefs and for practical purposes. An intimate or mutualistic relationship between Ficus spp and human societies has been suggested but explanations about the motivations of these proximities between humans and Ficus remain very fragmentary. The case study presented in this paper, which was conducted in the sacred hills located in the surroundings of an urban area, Antananarivo, capital city of Madagascar, inhabited by the Merina, aims at finding some answers to the following two questions. To what extent are Ficus species integrated into the ecologies of human groups, understood here as interactions between humans (social, political and economic dimensions)? 2) Do humans introduce Ficus species into new habitats, potentially offering new ecological opportunities? This study builds on initial work conducted in Madagascar in the region of Fianarantsoa in Betsileo rural communities. Results shown in this paper suggest that: 1) the kings of Imerina, the region located in the north-eastern part of the High Plateau of Madagascar, have planted Ficus species abundantly, especially Ficus lutea Vahl and Ficus. polita Vahl, to claim ownership upon new territories of the Imerina and symbolically establish their political hegemony. Marriages with women from non-Merina cultural groups, such as the Sakalava inhabiting the Western Coast, and the use of Ficus species as symbols of power has contributed, with other activities, to the unification process of Madagascar; 2) The ecological distribution of F. lutea has been substantially manipulated by people from Imerina by planting this species quite abundantly in the sacred hills surrounding Antananarivo, an area where this species is at its ecological limit of distribution and also in faraway places such as the Western coast where the tree is not naturally distributed.


          Head Back To School With Fall Classes At The Maltz Jupiter Theatre's Conservatory      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Local students are headed back to school this August to their favorite classes of all: dance, singing, acting and more in thrilling fall classes at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts!

In addition to producing full-scale professional family shows throughout the season, the Theatre's Conservatory offers year-round learning opportunities for kids and adults of all ages, including a fall semester of fun-filled classes taught by Broadway-caliber theatre professionals. The Theatre is currently enrolling students (kindergarten through adult) in all levels of dance, voice, acting and musical theatre, with classes that start August 13.

"We're proud to offer a host of engaging and challenging programs this fall, including a College Audition Prep program for high school students with professional performers Rebecca Timms and Paul Carlin," said Julie Rowe, the Conservatory's director of education. "We also have a new Hip Hop class with Jawan Hayes, a master class with leading youth talent agent Nancy Carson and a special CATS prep class for middle and high school students taught by Timms and Brian Andrews, both of whom performed in the original production together on Broadway."

Students come from as far as Miami, Wellington and Fort Pierce to study at the Conservatory. The connection to the Theatre allows students the opportunity to perform on the Theatre's stage and work alongside professionals both onstage and off, with hands-on workshops and master classes that offer students an opportunity to learn first-hand from nationally known directors and Broadway performers, agents and local instructors. The Conservatory boasts world-class classroom facilities that include state-of-the-art dance, acting and voice studios.

An exclusive program is the Theatre's "In the Style Of" series, which offers an extra-special opportunity for Conservatory students to be selected for free, unique dance workshops with cast members from the Theatre's upcoming 2018/19 musicals Disney Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia! and West Side Story. Attendees will be selected via lottery, open to all currently enrolled students.

The Conservatory offers a range of ballet, jazz, modern, tap and hip hop dance classes, as well as courses in improvisation, musical theatre and once-a-month musical theatre audition techniques classes. Students enrolled in the Conservatory's signature Musical Theatre Production classes for the fall semester will perform in The Best of Broadway Revue on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's stage in December. Students enrolled for the spring semester will perform in the full-scale musicals Madagascar A Musical Adventure JR and CATS in May. Enrollment fees are all-inclusive, covering all costumes and performance-related costs.

The second class of the Conservatory's premier Professional Training Program will also start their second year of the program this fall. The only two-year professional training program in Florida affiliated with a professional regional theatre, the program's students train 35 hours per week with Broadway and South Florida professionals for all aspects of performing, including acting and acting for the camera, voice and speech, musical theatre styles, multiple forms of dance, music theory, Shakespeare, stage combat, piano fundamentals, career prep and more. A new program in 2015, the program's second class will perform the full musical All Night Strut: A Jumpin' Jivin' Jam on the Theatre's stage in July 2019 prior to graduation.

Fall classes begin August 13, and online registration is now open. Scholarships are also available. For information, call (561) 575-2672 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org/education.

About the Conservatory

Drawing nearly 600 students per year, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts is a premiere professional Conservatory that offers a challenging, innovative and quality theatre experience to students of all ages and abilities. In addition to a full schedule of classes, the Conservatory's hands-on workshops and master classes offer students an opportunity to learn first-hand from nationally known directors and Broadway performers, agents and local instructors. More than 25 percent of the Conservatory's students receive scholarships. For more information about the Conservatory including a full schedule of classes, visit www.jupitertheatre.org/education.

About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre has become one of Florida's preeminent professional theatres, committed to production and education through its collaborations with local and national artists. Currently the state's largest award-winning regional theatre, the Theatre draws 100,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 8,300 and has world-class classroom facilities in support of its Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, which serves hundreds of youth and adults. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and has earned numerous Carbonell Awards, South Florida's highest honor for artistic excellence, including the prestigious Bill Von Maurer Award for Theatrical Excellence. For more information about the Theatre's upcoming shows and Conservatory, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.


           Australia has worse internet than Madagascar and Moldova       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
With a ranking of 52 between 200 countries, Australia has moved up three places in the past year.
                Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SADC Develops Regional Strategy on Women, Peace and Security
10 JUL, 2018 - 00:07
Nyarai Kampilipili Correspondent

Southern Africa has developed a regional framework that will serve as a guide on mainstreaming gender into the regional peace and security systems and processes.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat a recent meeting of senior officials responsible for gender and women affairs in the region that the strategy will be launched at the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government scheduled for August 17-18 in Windhoek, Namibia.

The SADC Regional Strategy on Women, Peace and Security (2018-2022) aims to address challenges experienced by women and children by ensuring that they fully participate in peace and security activities, programmes and projects in the region.

The strategy was first presented to senior officials at their meeting in Ezulwini, the Kingdom of Eswatini, in 2017 and was further presented to the Ministerial Council of the Organ for approval.

The development of the strategy involved various stakeholders who included gender and security experts from all the SADC member states.

The strategy and its accompanying action plan are to be implemented from 2018-2022 and member states have been urged to develop national action plans and mobilise resources to implement proposed activities at national level.

Southern Africa is making significant progress towards promoting gender equality and equity in the region. However, there is need to maintain the momentum and push forward the regional gender agenda, particularly in issues to do with peace and security.

This requires intensification of regional efforts to mainstream gender into peacebuilding and conflict resolution processes if sustainable peace is to be achieved.

Although progress is being made in the development of strategies that mainstream gender in peace and security matters, the number of women and children being affected by conflict remains high.

High-ranking women in the security sector in SADC member states remains low.

For example, only three SADC member states have had women ministers of defence in the period 2009-2018. These are Botswana, Madagascar and South Africa.

South Africa remains the only country in SADC with a woman Minister of Defence who has held the position since 2012.

According to a 2015 UN Women report, women constitute fewer than 10 percent of peace negotiators globally, and only three percent of signatories to peace agreements.

In this regard, there is need to include more women in peace processes so that their issues are mainstreamed into the negotiations.

Other key issues being discussed by the SADC senior officials responsible for gender and women affairs during the annual meeting include the need to expedite processes towards combating trafficking in persons; accelerating efforts towards achieving 50:50 representation in politics and decision-making and the need for member states that have not signed the Agreement Amending the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development to do so.

To date only Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, eSwatini, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe have signed the agreement amending the protocol while Namibia and South Africa have indicated that they will sign during the SADC Summit in Namibia.

The senior officials responsible for gender and women affairs meet prior to the annual meeting of SADC ministers responsible for gender and women affairs.

The ministers meeting will discuss the SADC regional gender programme and share progress towards the implementation of gender commitments made by the countries.

A total of 11 SADC member states – Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Seychelles, Zambia and Zimbabwe – are attended the meeting, which ran from July 3-5 in Johannesburg.

– sardc.net

          Remittance rip-offs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

All over the world migrant workers are sending money home to their families. The money pays hospital bills and school fees, buys land, builds houses and sets up small businesses. The cash goes from the US back to Mexico, from the Gulf back to India, from the UK back to Somalia, and from South Africa back to Malawi, Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa. 

But what these workers probably do not realize, since they usually only ever send to one country, is that the cost of sending money varies greatly. Now a study of the cost of remittances, carried out by London's Overseas Development Institute with support from the fund-raising charity Comic Relief, has revealed that transfers to African countries cost around half as much again as the global average, and twice as much as transfers to Latin America. 

The ODI estimates that if remittance charges were brought down to the world average, the money saved could educate an extra 14 million primary school children, half of all those currently out of school on the continent.

The bulk of this money goes through money transfer companies rather than banks, since the recipients are unlikely to have bank accounts, and transfer companies are quick, efficient and have a wide network of agents. But just two big international players dominate the business in Africa, Moneygram and Western Union, and participants in a meeting to launch the research were highly critical of the way they seemed to be abusing their market dominance.

Rwanda's High Commissioner in London, Williams Nkurunziza, said he was shocked at what the report revealed. “If you look at the remittances, 30 or 40 percent of the money that goes to Africa goes to rural areas,” he said. “This money goes to the people who are most needy, and you are allowing a multinational corporation to take bread out of the mouth of hungry children. This is not what I would call responsible capitalism!”

Glenys Kinnock, opposition spokesman on International Development in the upper house of the UK parliament, who chaired the meeting, called on the country's financial regulatory authority to intervene over the issue of excessive charges. “It is not a technocratic issue,” she said, “although it may sound like one. It is also about people's lives and the future of their children... These things have to change. We can't put up any longer with the prospect of its making things so difficult, very often impossible, for people who have such needs.”

At the end of last year, when the ODI did its research, the fees and charges to send money to most of Africa were around 12 percent - a bit less to Zambia or Tanzania, a bit more to Uganda, Malawi and the Gambia - against a world average of just over 8 percent. Even that is quite expensive; the governments of the G8 and G20 countries have pledged themselves to working towards reducing this to 5 percent.

It found that in more than 30 countries the two big players had more than 50 percent of the market; and in 10 countries they had more than 90 percent. Sometimes either Moneygram or Western Union had an effective monopoly, but even where both companies were present it did not necessarily mean that customers had much choice; one company could still have a monopoly of outlets in a particular area, and the companies habitually make their paying-out agents sign contracts promising not to also act as agents for their rivals. 

Somalia different

Significantly, the one country where the big two are absent - Somalia - has far lower remittance charges; transfers go through a number of smaller, competing companies.

Competition has been limited by the fallout from the US “war on terror”, with the banks who do bulk international transfers citing money-laundering and anti-terrorism regulations as the reason they are reluctant to extend facilities to smaller companies. Now only the biggest of the Somali companies, Dahabshiil, still has an account with a major British bank (Barclays) and even that concession was forced by a court case and is only until other arrangements can be put in place.

Inter-Africa transfers cost most

But if charges to send money to Africa from outside are steep, the cost of sending money from one African country to another can be eye-watering. 

Dilip Ratha, who works on these issues for the World Bank says exchange controls are one of the reasons the rates are so high; in some places sending money out of the country is illegal. “So if you are sending money,” he says, “let's say from Benin to Ghana, it is actually allowed (in some countries it's not even allowed) but first the CFA has to be passed through into euros or sterling or dollars, and then it has to be transferred back into the local cedi, and in both cases you pay commission. Some sort of regional currency market really needs to be created.” 

"So if you are sending money, let's say from Benin to Ghana, it is actually allowed (in some countries it's not even allowed) but first the CFA has to be passed through into euros or sterling or dollars, and then it has to be transferred back into the local cedi, and in both cases you pay commission. Some sort of regional currency market really needs to be created"  

The report found 10 routes with bank transfer charges over 20 percent. Charges from Nigeria to Ghana were 22 percent. To send from Tanzania to the rest of East Africa, or from South Africa to its near neighbours is particularly expensive, peaking at 25 percent for bank transfers between South African and Malawi. Some of the fees charged by money transfer companies are even higher; if you send money that way from Ghana to Nigeria you may have to pay a staggering 39 percent.

In some places mobile phone based systems like M-Pesa have made in-country transfers much easier and cheaper, but they haven't really taken off internationally, largely because conservative, inflexible regulatory systems insist that all international transfers must go through conventional banks. And African banks tend to have very high charges, often because they are forced by governments to finance government projects or make uncommercial loans. 

Chukwuemeka Chikezie of the Up Africa consultancy told IRIN a lot of the responsibility lay with African governments. “One of the reasons M-Pesa took off in Kenya was because the authorities nurtured and enabled innovation. If you look at other countries the regulators have tended to stifle innovation. They are very risk-averse and they don't enable even limited experiments to prove that the markets can absorb technical innovation.”

In addition, money-laundering regulations are putting impossible demands on systems designed to serve the poor, requiring, for instance, “know your customer” procedures like taking copies of ID documents for anyone receiving an international payout. Selma Ribica of M-Pesa points out this is an impossibility for agents in rural areas with no power supply. She told IRIN she would like to see a more realistic, tiered approach with much lighter regulation for small international transfers (under, say, US$200-300) which are most unlikely to have anything to do with money laundering.

Beware Facebook, Walmart

M-Pesa depends on moving money between different customers' mobile phone accounts. Now people are beginning to think of other kinds of electronic “purses” which might be linked in the same way. 

Facebook has just proposed allowing transfers between customers who have accounts with the company which they normally use to make payments for online games. So far this is only proposed for payments within the European Union, but Facebook has a huge geographical spread and has said it is keen to extend its reach in Africa. 

And the big profits made by the transfer companies are tempting other players into the market. The latest to announce it is starting money transfers is the US supermarket chain Walmart, with recipients being able to pick up their cash from any shop in the chain. To start with this will only work within the United States and Puerto Rico, but Walmart is an international group with nearly 350 stores in South Africa, and it also has a presence in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi and Mozambique, opening up the tempting prospect of a new, and cheaper way for workers to send money home.

All these new ways of sending money aim to undercut Moneygram and Western Union. Now Western Union has responded by offering so-called “zero-fee” transfers to Africa if the money is sent from a bank account rather by credit card or cash. This would mean a saving of just under £5 ($8.40) for someone sending $100 from the UK to Liberia. The company would still make money (nearly $4) by using a favourable exchange rate, but it would bring the cost down to just below the G8/G20 target. 

For African's hard-pressed and hard-working migrants and their families back home, change may - finally - be on the way.

eb/cb

99977 201404221522570983.jpg Feature Politics and Economics Remittance rip-offs IRIN LONDON Angola Burkina Faso Burundi Benin Botswana DRC Congo, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire Cameroon Colombia Cape Verde Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Ghana Gambia Guinea Equatorial Guinea Guinea-Bissau Kenya Liberia Lesotho Morocco Madagascar Mali Mauritania Mauritius Malawi Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda Seychelles Sudan Sierra Leone Senegal Somalia Sao Tome and Principe eSwatini Chad Togo Tanzania Uganda Samoa South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe
          Winter Gardens Blackpool to Bring Life Back to the Pavilion Theatre      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

As the Winter Gardens Blackpool today celebrates its 140th anniversary, plans have been unveiled revealing a partnership between global producers Selladoor Worldwide and operators Blackpool Entertainment Company to bring a fresh lease of creative life to the historic Pavilion Theatre, based within the grade 2* listed venue. During this joint venture, Selladoor Worldwide will lead on programing the space with both produced and received work, whilst Winter Gardens Blackpool will focus on the renovations to save and restore the theatre back to its full former glory for future generations to enjoy.

Selladoor Worldwide are one of the UK's leading Regional Theatre Producers, producing 8 productions in 2017 that performed outside of the country's capital, with a total of 9 productions set to do so throughout 2018. From the very outset, the company's aim has been to make accessible work for all audiences, which has therefore invigorated Selladoor Worldwide to create a base in the North of England, to ensure full coverage across the country.

Selladoor's Northern Powerhouse will be based out of the Pavilion Theatre in Blackpool, the oldest venue in the Winter Gardens complex. The venue was part of the original 1878 build and was an entertainment hub, catering to large crowds at the turn of the 20th century. Although a stunning and richly decorated building, with opulent interior designs, this building is no longer used as a theatre, and is currently listed as 'at risk' by the Theatres Trust.

Selladoor Worldwide are therefore extremely proud to partner with Blackpool Winter Gardens to protect and revitalise this venue to once again be an important entertainment hub for the town of Blackpool and surrounding northern cities such as Manchester and Liverpool. The theatre space will be used for event theatre as well as non-conventional and immersive theatre, helping to diversify the artistic programming and cultural experiences available to the residents of Blackpool. Due to Blackpool having one of the lowest engagement rates in the UK, Selladoor Worldwide and Winter Gardens Blackpool have been working closely to establish what will benefit and empower the members of the public to ensure engagement rates increase and sustain for future generations, as well as restoring one of the city's most important and historically significant buildings back to its former glory.

Executive Creative Producer David Hutchinson for Selladoor Worldwide says: "A town as bold as Blackpool is the perfect location for our Northern producing base to make waves in the north of the country. Our decision to base a dedicated team in Blackpool will enable us to focus on cultural development and engagement in the town and surrounding areas. With a new and stimulating programme of work to feature at The Pavilion Theatre, complimented by a broad selection of Selladoor's touring productions that regularly perform at the Winter Gardens, we are extremely excited to see a town that is very dear to our hearts, flourish and succeed as it's members of public deserve".

Michael Williams, Managing Director at Blackpool Entertainment Company, operators of the Winter Gardens Blackpool says: "We are delighted to launch the partnership between Blackpool Entertainment Company (BECL) and acclaimed producers Selladoor Worldwide. This heralds an exciting new direction, which will offer unparalleled opportunities to the local community whilst bringing back into year-round use of the Pavilion Theatre. In addition, we will be utilising other spaces in the venue for a wide range of exciting and engaging projects over the coming years.

The partnership is a unique and exciting opportunity to use the arts as a catalyst for positive change and a vehicle to encourage both opportunity and aspiration through a wide range of commercial and community developments".

Tom Stickland from the Theatres Trust has said: "The Winter Gardens' Pavilion Theatre has evolved throughout its life to reflect the changing tastes for public entertainment opening as a music hall before becoming a theatre in 1885 and adapted for cinema in the 1930s. Restoring performance use to this historic space will unlock one of Blackpool's jewels and help protect it for the future".

NOTES TO EDITORS

Selladoor Worldwide began its life in 2009 as Sell a Door Theatre Company and has gone on to develop rapidly under co-founders David Hutchinson (Executive Creative Producer) and Phillip Rowntree (Executive Commercial Producer). The company has become an integral part of the regional theatre landscape in the UK and Ireland, and increasingly on an international platform, establishing itself as a leading producer of mid and large-scale touring theatre.

From the very outset, the company's aim has been to make accessible work for our audiences, and their experience is at the heart of the company's work and artistic planning. Principally aimed at engaging young and adult audiences and first time attendees, our objective is to continue to encourage the next generation of theatregoers. Our education programmes and online presence aim to provide the fullest experience of our productions possible.

Our origins lie in re-imagined classics and new commissions, which we continue to champion to this day. We are able to create a varied and distinctive programme; large-scale commercial touring is complimented by the company's not-for-profit routes and ongoing investment and development of new work. As a company operating across a range of scales we continue to deliver and invest in our patron base on a regional land international basis, as well as our product.

In 2017, Selladoor Worldwide produced 9 productions, with over 900 performances, across 8 countries, in over 50 venues, reaching over 400,000 audiences with The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl & the Pussycat (Coventry, Belgrade Theatre), The Crucible (UK Tour), Guess How Much I Love You (UAE & Asia Tour, Greenwich Theatre & Arts Theatre, London), Footloose The Musical (2nd UK Tour), Flashdance The Musical (UK Tour), Spamalot (UK Tour), and Footloose (2nd UK Tour), and Peter Pan A Musical Adventure (Blackpool, Winter Gardens). 2017 also saw the launch of Selladoor Worldwide's first International Tours, producing the multi-award musicals Jersey Boys and The Producers, along with our first production in the United States, bringing the popular children's tale of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to New York City.

2018 brings another exhilarating year for Selladoor. In January, we were thrilled to be producing the John Steinbeck classic Of Mice and Men in association with the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury. February brought our collaboration with the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch and Les Theatre De La Villa De Luxembourg for a limited run of Diane Samuel's Kindertransport marking 25 years since its debut at the Cockpit Theatre in London. Flashdance and Spamalot go from strength to strength as they continue their tours into 2018 visiting iconic venues such as the Manchester Palace Theatre, Brighton Theatre Royal, Zurich MAAG and the Dubai Opera House. In the summer, our production schedule really heats up as we journey to the island of Madagascar alongside Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo in Madagascar A Musical Adventure! which tours the UK from the July 21st. We'll also be lighting the sky like a flame with the Fame 30th Anniversary UK tour opening at the Manchester Palace on the 20th July. We finish off the year in the merry old land of Oz as we return to the bright lights of Blackpool at Christmas with family favourite The Wizard of Oz. With our 2019 rostra already starting to take shape, we are thrilled with the variety of work in production, and remain committed to creating daring, diverse and Dynamic Productions that are accessible to all.

Blackpool Winter Gardens first opened to the public on 11 July 1878, with Lavish ceremony attended by the Lord Mayor of London and Mayors and Mayoresses from 68 towns throughout the country.

The Winter Gardens has entertained hordes of crowds in Blackpool in its collection of theatre, ballrooms, exhibition halls and public spaces.

Since opening in 1878, the venues aspirations have continued to mirror the development of Blackpool as a friendly seaside resort and as the town grew in popularity throughout the century, the venue's wide range of entertainment has developed with it.

One of the UK's biggest theatres, the Winter Gardens Opera House, has see n a cast of thousands tread its broads since it first opened in 1939. With almost a 3,000 seat capacity, the splendor of the venue oozes sophistication and character as it boasts unforgettable performances year after year.

Hollywood stars such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Bob Hope have all graced the Opera House stage, and more recently, the likes of Little Mux, Bob Dylan, Peter Kay and One Direction have performed to sell-out audiences here.


          Chlapecká trička do školy 7 - 8 let - V textu      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ZE SADY JEDNOTLIVĚ NEPRODÁVÁM ! č.1. Tričko DreamWorks + tričko Skate. Sada 2 ks.Jako nová, min.nošená trička vhodná do školy. Nejeví známky nošení!! Oranžové slabé s kapucí má ma obrázku: Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots a Madagascar 3. Tmavě mod ...
          Après la visite ratée à Kinshasa. Guterres – Moussa Faki : la RDC au menu des discussions à Addis-Abeba !      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
*Lundi 9 juillet à Addis Abeba en Ethiopie, l’Onu et l’Union Africaine, deux organisations tentaculaires ont exprimé leur engagement à approfondir davantage leur partenariat stratégique. Elles sont également profondément préoccupées par les incertitudes concernant l’ordre international, les divergences dans les relations internationales et l’impact négatif sur la paix et la sécurité mondiales. C’est dans ce cadre que l’Onu et l’Union Africaine ont passé en revue les défis pour la paix, la sécurité et le développement sur le continent, notamment au Burundi, en République centrafricaine, dans le bassin du lac Tchad, aux Comores, en République démocratique du Congo, à Madagascar, au Mali et au Sahel, en Somalie et au Soudan du Sud et ont convenu d’accroître conjointement leur soutien, en étroite coopération avec les Communautés économiques régionales, aux initiatives de paix, de sécurité, de développement et de stabilisation dans ces pays. Le condensé, ci-dessous, tel qu’il a été réalisé par les services attitrés de l’Onu, en dit long.

ONU -Union africaine : le renforcement du partenariat déclenché
Le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, António Guterres (à droite), à la Conférence annuelle ONU-Union africaine à Addis Abeba, en Ethiopie.

A l’occasion de la deuxième Conférence annuelle ONU-Union africaine qui a eu lieu lundi à Addis Abeba, en Ethiopie, les deux organisations ont exprimé leur engagement à approfondir davantage leur partenariat stratégique.

Dans un communiqué publié à l’issue de cette conférence qui s’est déroulée au siège de l’Union africaine, le Président de la Commission de l’UA, Moussa Faki Mahamat, et le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, ont souligné l’importance des organisations multilatérales et du multilatéralisme, « comme instrument pour une gouvernance internationale efficace et pour répondre aux défis mondiaux».

La Conférence annuelle a examiné la mise en œuvre du Cadre conjoint pour un partenariat renforcé pour la paix et la sécurité et s’est félicitée des progrès accomplis. Elle a également approuvé le plan d’action pour la mise en œuvre de l’Agenda 2063 et du Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030.

La Conférence s’est déclarée profondément préoccupée par les incertitudes concernant l’ordre international, les divergences dans les relations internationales et l’impact négatif sur la paix et la sécurité mondiales.

Mahamat et Guterres ont appelé « au renforcement d’une approche globale, intégrée et coordonnée de la prévention des conflits en s’attaquant aux causes profondes des conflits, en renforçant les processus politiques et le respect de l’Etat de droit, ainsi que la promotion d’un développement durable et inclusif».
La Conférence a également passé en revue les défis pour la paix, la sécurité et le développement sur le continent, notamment au Burundi, en République centrafricaine, dans le bassin du lac Tchad, aux Comores, en République démocratique du Congo, à Madagascar, au Mali et au Sahel, en Somalie et au Soudan du Sud et ont convenu d’accroître conjointement leur soutien, en étroite coopération avec les Communautés économiques régionales, aux initiatives de paix, de sécurité, de développement et de stabilisation dans ces pays.

L’ONU et l’Union africaine ont exhorté la communauté internationale à prendre des mesures énergiques pour atténuer les crises humanitaires, les risques et la vulnérabilité dans les communautés touchées.

Les deux organisations ont convenu de convoquer la prochaine Conférence annuelle UA-ONU à New York en 2019.

(Avec news.un.org)
          L’ONU et l’Union africaine s’engagent à approfondir leur partenariat      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A l’occasion de la deuxième Conférence annuelle ONU-Union africaine qui a eu lieu lundi à Addis-Abeba, en Ethiopie, les deux organisations ont exprimé leur engagement à approfondir davantage leur partenariat stratégique. C’est après cette réunion que les deux devaient faire une visite conjointe en Rd Congo. Visite pour laquelle les autorités congolaises ont manifesté la volonté de convenir la date avec les services de ces deux hautes personnalités. Dans un communiqué publié à l’issue de cette conférence qui s’est déroulée au siège de l’Union africaine, le Président de la Commission de l’UA, Moussa Faki Mahamat, et le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, ont souligné l’importance des organisations multilatérales et du multilatéralisme, « comme instrument pour une gouvernance internationale efficace et pour répondre aux défis mondiaux ». La Conférence annuelle a examiné la mise en œuvre du Cadre conjoint pour un partenariat renforcé pour la paix et la sécurité et s’est félicitée des progrès accomplis. Elle a également approuvé le plan d’action pour la mise en œuvre de l’Agenda 2063 et du Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030. La Conférence s’est déclarée profondément préoccupée par les incertitudes concernant l’ordre international, les divergences dans les relations internationales et l’impact négatif sur la paix et la sécurité mondiales. M.Mahamat et Guterres ont appelé « au renforcement d’une approche globale, intégrée et coordonnée de la prévention des conflits en s’attaquant aux causes profondes des conflits, en renforçant les processus politiques et le respect de l’Etat de droit, ainsi que la promotion d’un développement durable et inclusif ». La Conférence a également passé en revue les défis pour la paix, la sécurité et le développement sur le continent, notamment au Burundi, en République centrafricaine, dans le bassin du lac Tchad, aux Comores, en République démocratique du Congo, à Madagascar, au Mali et au Sahel, en Somalie et au Soudan du Sud et ont convenu d’accroître conjointement leur soutien, en étroite coopération avec les Communautés économiques régionales, aux initiatives de paix, de sécurité, de développement et de stabilisation dans ces pays. L’ONU et l’Union africaine ont exhorté la communauté internationale à prendre des mesures énergiques pour atténuer les crises humanitaires, les risques et la vulnérabilité dans les communautés touchées. Les deux organisations ont convenu de convoquer la prochaine Conférence annuelle UA-ONU à New York en 2019. (JMNK)
          Is What's Good For The Lemurs Also Good For The Locals?       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
To protect the ecosystem and its critters, Madagascar made it illegal to cut down rainforest land for agriculture — and promised to give farmers a new way to earn a living. How did that work out?
          Personality Clash: James Yorkston x Pictish Trail      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
James Yorkston (Credit: Steve Gullick)
Pictish Trail
Fence days, solo careers, and adventures on the road...

James Yorkston and Pictish Trail have been friends and kindred spirit in the music business for close to 20 years, having first met as part of Fife’s Fence Collective scene. They’ve since gone on to perform on one another’s records, and tour together frequently.

Ahead of a reunion back in the Kingdom as part of Yorkston’s Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer events series at the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy on Saturday, July 14th – on a bill headlined by American electronic music pioneer Carl Stone and also featuring Thomas McCarthy – the pair reminisce about the early days and compare notes about where their respective careers have taken them since.

Clash sits in.

- - -

- - -

Clash: James, what do you remember of your very first encounter with Johnny way back in the mists of time, and what do you recall making of him?

JY: I think the first time I met Johnny was in the back of the old Fence shop on South Street, St. Andrews. Not sure why I was there, maybe just popping in to say hello, but I think Johnny made me a cup of tea.

I remember someone asking if I knew Bonnie Prince Billy’s music, which I didn’t, then telling me why they liked him... That may have been Kenny (Anderson, King Creosote) though, not Johnny. And I also remember there was no soya milk, so I had to have black tea with sugar.

I guess I was about 30 years old then, so Johnny would have been 20, Kenny 33 or so... Johnny wore baseball caps and almost skater-style clothing – brand names and such. I found that whole Fence thing most amusing, putting our CDs alongside Nik Kershaw or whoever and hoping some American golfer would buy them – either by mistake or by curiosity. 

PT: I was a very regular customer in that Fence shop, so I must have been about 18, then. I’m SO young. I remember seeing your J Wright Presents CDs in the shop, picking up that split 7” single you did with Lone Pigeon, and becoming hooked.

I vaguely remember seeing you at a few of the Fence Sunday Social events that were at Aikmans, but those were all- dayers, and by the time you were on I’d be blind drunk/deaf. I think it wasn’t until a few years later, when Kenny and I played at your Cecil Sharp House show in London, maybe a Domino Records 10th anniversary thing, that we actually struck up a proper conversation.

We spent the afternoon rehearsing harmonies for 'Midnight Special', and drinking loads, before going on stage. Always total professionals!

- - -

- - -

JY: What was it that attracted you to these old bearded men playing miserable music, Johnny?

PT: I suppose you could ask why all those old bearded men started hanging about with a young, plump, cherubic teenage boy, but that’s a different interview altogether.

The Fence thing was always just a good laugh. Sure, there was some miserable, gut-wrenching songs – but the music that really depressed me was the unending slew of covers acts, acoustic guitars and novelty haircuts, singing 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' in all the other pubs. Fence was the antidote to all that.

I loved the Fence thing of covering one another’s songs, it was like being part of some secret, wee gang.

JY: I get that. There was SO much keich in the pubs around then...

PT: When I was first getting involved with the Fence stuff, you weren’t in Fife all that much – you’d got signed, and were playing with a band behind you, traveling the world. There was so much excitement about James Yorkston & The Athletes, and it was a really LOUD band, at times. You even had some hair.

I’m touring with a band these days, and it’s super-stressful trying to co-ordinate everything. Do you look back on your band-times fondly, or were they stress-fests? Is that why you lost your hair?

- - -

- - -

JY: The band times were bizarre. There was still some money in the record business, so we got tour support, which meant I could take three or four band members with me on the road. I don’t really remember it too fondly, to be honest. I found it hugely stressful.

We never really had an experienced tour manager. I remember turning up in Rennes once at 10pm and not knowing where our hotel was – and the TM thought to bring a map... This was all pre-mobile phones. We ended up finding the hotel by reading the maps on the side of bus shelters.

And then, there was the band... The Athletes weren’t easy to spend time with, and I’ll include myself in that description. They were always arguing about stupid things. ‘What’s the capital of Belgium?’ once bought two of them to blows – ridiculous.

I also had that thing of – I’d spent my twenties doing music but never getting anywhere and then all of a sudden touring around with all these people, expectations from the record company, the agents, the PR... and not having the experience to make informed decisions. And we were all drinking far too much – a bottle of whisky on the rider is a fun thing, but night after night after night, it gets too much.

But, that was the second time Fence came in and saved my sanity. After all that touring, returning to the Neuk and seeing you guys wandering around in your scaffies, beer bottles in hand – it bought me back to earth a bit.

JY: So, what had bought you to St Andrews? Did you always want to do music?

PT: I’d spent my early-teenage years in America, our family had moved over there, but I knew I wanted to return to Scotland after high school graduation. I was listening to a lot of Scottish music – The Delgados, The Beta Band, Belle and Sebastian, Boards of Canada – and so had a real pining to get back.

I bought all those albums from an import record shop in Connecticut called Secret Sounds, and the guy that ran the place was giving me advice on where to go to university. “When we were kids, we all just wanted to go to Athens, Georgia, ‘cause that’s where our favourite bands were from. You should go to the place where your favourite band is from.”

And that was The Beta Band, so I applied to St Andrews, got accepted, and headed straight there on my own. Within a week, I’d met Kenny and Jason, who were Fence at that point, and were running that local CD shop.

I loved music, was in a daft indie band, would DJ almost every week at the Student’s Union, and put on live events around the town. St Andrews was a great place for that, as you had a captive audience. I’d no real desire to make any music of my own, initially – I was happy enough acting the arse doing stand-up comedy nights and theatre shows with my pals.

But, eventually, I’d become so captivated by the Fence thing that I had to give songwriting a go.

- - -

- - -

Clash: Tell us something you’ve learned from one another during your long and illustrious careers?

PT: James has always been someone I’ve looked up to, and I’m a huge, huge fan of his music. And, God, there are so many things I’ve learned from him.

I think the thing that really caught me, right from the early shows onwards, was his ability to have an audience completely in stitches, people properly crying with laughter, and then be able to go straight into a heavy-hitting, lyrically devastating song. With a room in total stunned silence, until one intake of breath after the final note, after which there’d be rapturous applause, yelling and fists banging on tables, juddering pint glasses.

For someone who is quite an unassuming, soft-spoken dude, his way with an audience is an undeniable gift. Had you ever thought about comedy, or acting, James?

JY: The banter on stage is just me horsing around, really. A lot of it comes from being stuck on a train or a plane or a transit van all day and just the blessed relief of being stationary and in front of a friendly crowd puts me in a good mood... Sometime I do muck about a bit too much, but I try to never let it get into the actual songs.

Some of the most fun I’ve had onstage is touring with Johnny. We did a few trio tours together, one with Seamus Fogarty and one with Withered Hand. Johnny enjoys the antics and he never said “no”, so we ended up onstage wearing Chinese dragon heads and doing scripts from my books and such... Just pushing each other a little further, whilst always, hopefully, keeping the music straight.

Thing about Johnny is, as you can see from above, his musical education and interests is far away from mine. I never went to uni, never really heard those bands he mentioned. My musical education was through the eclecticism of John Peel, mostly, with Janice Long and Andrew Kershaw a bit.

I had a Belle and Sebastian album, mind, and it was pretty good, my ears weren’t closed off, I was just more interested in less NME type things, be it traditional music, dub, krautrock, experimental stuff.

And Johnny’s knowledge and view point of the music biz is very different from mine, too. He’s worked at the coal face, with Fence, then Lost Map. Because I signed to Domino very early (2001), I’ve always had people working with me on projects and they do all the record company stuff, leaving me to concentrate on being the artist, though that seems to mostly be booking trains and hotels a lot of the time.

So, because of those differences, Johnny is someone whose brain I pick quite often. Just to know his viewpoint on a situation. He’ll get an email from me once a year or so with a list of questions and his replies are always insightful and helpful. I value him as a friend, he’s a very generous chap, but also as a very talented musician and someone whose singing voice I rather like...

- - -

- - -

PT: I don’t know if I’d say our music tastes are that vastly different – my parents were folkies, so I grew up listening to a lot of that stuff, and I had plenty Faust albums, Ivor Cutler tapes, listened to John Peel a lot through my uni years. But, I guess what constituted as alternative music, or underground/independent music, changed from the 80s to the 90s / early-00s.

JY: I guess it was more you were still interested in fuzzy guitar stuff, bands like Pavement and Blur, whereas I’d totally lost interest in that sort of indie clang by that point... I mean, I was 30 years old and you were 18 or 19? No surprise.

PT: There was much less purism by the time I was 18, you didn’t have to align yourself with one camp, and there was a lot more crossover with what was considered the mainstream. But, then, so much of what James listened to branched off from that wave of punk in the late- 70s, where listening to that stuff was a lot more politically charged, I guess.

I’m quite envious of that, in some ways. That sense of anarchy was lost for my generation, and has dissipated further still, to the point where The Ramones and Can have become logos on Topshop T- shirts, ha! The plus side, of course, is that nowadays people’s access to all types of music has grown.

JY: I remember making my own Future Days t-shirt, with gold glitter...

- - -

- - -

PT: The Domino thing was really fascinating to me. When James signed to them, they were known as a label that had the coolest of American alternative acts – Will Oldham, Pavement, Royal Trux.

It was so exciting for Fence to have a connection with that – I mean that, really, was my musical education, seeing how they developed as a label. Because almost immediately after they signed you, they got Franz Ferdinand, and later Arctic Monkeys, and Hot Chip, and became this huge company, with the biggest bands in the UK. Pretty phenomenal, when you think about it.

Both Domino’s approach to releasing music, and Moshi Moshi’s, have been really influential on how I’ve worked with artists, both at Fence and with Lost Map.

JY: I didn’t know of Domino at all, really. I was busy exploring music from Mali and Madagascar, plus things like Squarepusher, so when I met Laurence – we’d bumped into each other at a Future Pilot AKA gig and bonded over Shirley Collins and Dag Nasty – and he sent me a box of CDs, well it was all new to me, and some of it I loved – Papa M and Four Tet being the two that I remember today.

I still remember receiving my first James Yorkston Domino promo. Having that logo written by my name felt really quite surreal, I was used to drawing my own CDR covers, and all of a sudden, here was some dude in London doing it for me...

Franz were obviously a big deal for Domino, I saw the company grow pretty quickly after that. One good thing about Franz was they had the Domino logo printed on their bass drum skin. I loved that, a band being proud of their label. And of course, I loved Domino and their output by then. I mean, they released the UNPOC album! How could one not love people who did that?

And that family feel, I see with Lost Map. Bands like Kid Canaveral, Firestations, Randolph’s Leap, Bas Jan, Seamus Fogarty – they clearly are following your pop ethos. It’s like cassette compilation tapes, in a way... I guess your events, especially Howlin’ Fling really help bond the label?

- - -

- - -

PT: Aye, totally. It’s something I’ve carried from the Fence days, really. When I started working at Fence, full time, the first big event I organised there was Home Game, in 2004. Ten years of those events really formulated my life in music – they were important not just for the connections between the different artists on the roster, but also for the fan base. So many important friendships have been forged at these things.

With Howlin’ Fling it feels magnified even further, as there’s a real sense of the community here being an integral part of the event.

JY: But you’re with Fire Records now, right? How did that come about? Is it strange leaving Lost Map? Or did you just want someone else to be doing your CD covers? A bit of mystery back into it all…

PT: The Fire thing kinda came out of the blue. James Nicholls, who runs the label, got in touch last year and asked if I’d be interested in releasing with them. We chatted for ages on the phone, met up in London, and I played at a Fire Records showcase, hosted by The Bevis Frond. Was cool meeting them, and other acts on the label – Wreckless Eric, The Jazz Butcher, Rats On Rafts. The whole thing had a really nice feel to it, and that swung it for me.

But I don’t feel I’ve left Lost Map, or anything like that. The Lost Map name will go on everything I do. It’s just nice having someone else coming up with ideas on how the music should be released – It can be lonely releasing music on your own!

JY: Sure. I certainly value the comradery I have now with Yorkston Thorne Khan. Clash: Lastly, please each share with us all, if you will, your favourite, messiest, most ridiculous story from your various tours together over the years.

- - -

- - -

PT: My favourite gigging experience of ours is when we both played with UNPOC in Sweden. That very first Swedish show, Popaganda in Stockholm, back in 2004. It still blows my mind, thinking about it. It’s so funny that it was so long ago, I’d only been a touring musician for about a year at this point.

Tom Bauchop is UNPOC, an Edinburgh-based musician, and he’d made this home-recorded album that James had convinced Domino to release. It’s filled with some pop gems – like ABBA being performed by Galaxie 500, or something. Really lo-fi, but incredibly catchy.

Tom assembled a make-shift band, consisting of himself and James on acoustic guitars, Kenny Creosote on melodica, myself on tambourine and shaky egg, and all four of us singing. We’d done a handful of UNPOC shows in Scotland – mostly in the back- rooms of pubs, the four of us sat on chairs in a row, playing in front of maybe 20, 30 people.

Then UNPOC got this festival booking in Sweden. We’d heard talk that Tom’s album had gone down well over there – but nothing prepared us for the 10,000 Swedish fans, all screaming along to every song.

They knew the words better than we did – us four dafties still had lyric sheets with us on stage. And, despite being a massive stage, we still sat on chairs, in a row. Totally surreal. I don’t think any of us on that stage have experienced anything like that since, ha!

JY: Aye, there's been so many – the trio tours with Seamus Fogarty or Withered Hand have been amazing, but nothing can beat that UNPOC experience. I remember walking onstage and the audience looking at us, slightly perplexed. Myself, Johnny and Kenny had already played sets on the smaller stage, so the audience perhaps would have recognised us and been thinking ‘ Why are these loons back?’

We looked totally duff – Kenny and Johnny in their worn old sweatshirts and hole-ridden jeans, me in crumpled cords and an un-ironed Ben Sherman, Doogie Paul hovering behind us in his 1987 Celtic top, handing us our cider and towels... And this was Stockholm, of course, where people dress very well indeed.

There was a weird, vacuum type silence before we played, I don’t remember a round of applause as we walked on, certainly. But from the moment Tom began singing the first line of ‘Amsterdam’, it was an incredible, adrenaline fueled set. We only had 35 minutes of songs and we finished in 25. A real highlight of my Fence career, that.

And although I see Tom regularly now, I miss playing with UNPOC. The fun we had was so daft and infectious.

- - -

- - -

Pictish Trail and James Yorkston will play Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer at Kirkcaldy's Adam Smith Theatre on July 14th - TICKETS.

Join us on Vero, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold.

Buy Clash Magazine


          Madagascar – El saqueo a una isla del tesoro      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Por DW Documental Bandadas de buscafortunas han partido hacia el este de Madagascar para probar suerte. Buscan zafiros, a través de los cuales mucha gente quiere alcanzar cierta prosperidad. Excavan en las minas en busca de las codiciadas piedras preciosas de mejor calidad del mundo. Solo en Brasil hay tantos zafiros como en la isla del […]
          Is What's Good For The Lemurs Also Good For The Locals?       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
To protect the ecosystem and its critters, Madagascar made it illegal to cut down rainforest land for agriculture — and promised to give farmers a new way to earn a living. How did that work out?
          Is What's Good For The Lemurs Also Good For The Locals?       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The population of Madagascar has more than doubled over the past generation, from 11.8 million in 1990 to 25 million today. And with more mouths to feed, residents are cutting down rainforests so there will be more land for agriculture. That's a threat to the rainforest ecosystem. Madagascar rainforests are home to rare and endangered species like the black-and-white indri, the largest known lemur, topping out at about 20 pounds. Responding to concerns from environmental groups, in 2015 the government restricted the clearing of virgin forest for agriculture as well as logging or mining activities. That would mean that people in rural areas could lose their ability to make a living. So Conservation International and the government of Madagascar came up with a plan. The non-governmental group would give supplies and training to locals to help them find new ways of earning a living, from chicken farming to beekeeping to fish farming. They called these initiatives "livelihood projects."
          The Heart of Madagascar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As the International Space Station flew overhead, NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold captured this photograph of a changing landscape in the heart of Madagascar, observing drainage into the sea in the Betsiboka Estuary due to decimation of rainforests and coastal mangroves.
          IFC Helps BoViMa Create Export Market for Madagascar's Meat Products      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 11 July 2018 / PRN Africa / -- IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is helping Bonne Viande de Madagascar—or BoViMa—build a modern feedlot and slaughterhouse that is expected to help create an export market for zebu beef and goat meat while creating jobs and opportunities in one of the world's poorest countries.


Next Page: 10000

Site Map 2018_01_14
Site Map 2018_01_15
Site Map 2018_01_16
Site Map 2018_01_17
Site Map 2018_01_18
Site Map 2018_01_19
Site Map 2018_01_20
Site Map 2018_01_21
Site Map 2018_01_22
Site Map 2018_01_23
Site Map 2018_01_24
Site Map 2018_01_25
Site Map 2018_01_26
Site Map 2018_01_27
Site Map 2018_01_28
Site Map 2018_01_29
Site Map 2018_01_30
Site Map 2018_01_31
Site Map 2018_02_01
Site Map 2018_02_02
Site Map 2018_02_03
Site Map 2018_02_04
Site Map 2018_02_05
Site Map 2018_02_06
Site Map 2018_02_07
Site Map 2018_02_08
Site Map 2018_02_09
Site Map 2018_02_10
Site Map 2018_02_11
Site Map 2018_02_12
Site Map 2018_02_13
Site Map 2018_02_14
Site Map 2018_02_15
Site Map 2018_02_15
Site Map 2018_02_16
Site Map 2018_02_17
Site Map 2018_02_18
Site Map 2018_02_19
Site Map 2018_02_20
Site Map 2018_02_21
Site Map 2018_02_22
Site Map 2018_02_23
Site Map 2018_02_24
Site Map 2018_02_25
Site Map 2018_02_26
Site Map 2018_02_27
Site Map 2018_02_28
Site Map 2018_03_01
Site Map 2018_03_02
Site Map 2018_03_03
Site Map 2018_03_04
Site Map 2018_03_05
Site Map 2018_03_06
Site Map 2018_03_07
Site Map 2018_03_08
Site Map 2018_03_09
Site Map 2018_03_10
Site Map 2018_03_11
Site Map 2018_03_12
Site Map 2018_03_13
Site Map 2018_03_14
Site Map 2018_03_15
Site Map 2018_03_16
Site Map 2018_03_17
Site Map 2018_03_18
Site Map 2018_03_19
Site Map 2018_03_20
Site Map 2018_03_21
Site Map 2018_03_22
Site Map 2018_03_23
Site Map 2018_03_24
Site Map 2018_03_25
Site Map 2018_03_26
Site Map 2018_03_27
Site Map 2018_03_28
Site Map 2018_03_29
Site Map 2018_03_30
Site Map 2018_03_31
Site Map 2018_04_01
Site Map 2018_04_02
Site Map 2018_04_03
Site Map 2018_04_04
Site Map 2018_04_05
Site Map 2018_04_06
Site Map 2018_04_07
Site Map 2018_04_08
Site Map 2018_04_09
Site Map 2018_04_10
Site Map 2018_04_11
Site Map 2018_04_12
Site Map 2018_04_13
Site Map 2018_04_14
Site Map 2018_04_15
Site Map 2018_04_16
Site Map 2018_04_17
Site Map 2018_04_18
Site Map 2018_04_19
Site Map 2018_04_20
Site Map 2018_04_21
Site Map 2018_04_22
Site Map 2018_04_23
Site Map 2018_04_24
Site Map 2018_04_25
Site Map 2018_04_26
Site Map 2018_04_27
Site Map 2018_04_28
Site Map 2018_04_29
Site Map 2018_04_30
Site Map 2018_05_01
Site Map 2018_05_02
Site Map 2018_05_03
Site Map 2018_05_04
Site Map 2018_05_05
Site Map 2018_05_06
Site Map 2018_05_07
Site Map 2018_05_08
Site Map 2018_05_09
Site Map 2018_05_15
Site Map 2018_05_16
Site Map 2018_05_17
Site Map 2018_05_18
Site Map 2018_05_19
Site Map 2018_05_20
Site Map 2018_05_21
Site Map 2018_05_22
Site Map 2018_05_23
Site Map 2018_05_24
Site Map 2018_05_25
Site Map 2018_05_26
Site Map 2018_05_27
Site Map 2018_05_28
Site Map 2018_05_29
Site Map 2018_05_30
Site Map 2018_05_31
Site Map 2018_06_01
Site Map 2018_06_02
Site Map 2018_06_03
Site Map 2018_06_04
Site Map 2018_06_05
Site Map 2018_06_06
Site Map 2018_06_07
Site Map 2018_06_08
Site Map 2018_06_09
Site Map 2018_06_10
Site Map 2018_06_11
Site Map 2018_06_12
Site Map 2018_06_13
Site Map 2018_06_14
Site Map 2018_06_15
Site Map 2018_06_16
Site Map 2018_06_17
Site Map 2018_06_18
Site Map 2018_06_19
Site Map 2018_06_20
Site Map 2018_06_21
Site Map 2018_06_22
Site Map 2018_06_23
Site Map 2018_06_24
Site Map 2018_06_25
Site Map 2018_06_26
Site Map 2018_06_27
Site Map 2018_06_28
Site Map 2018_06_29
Site Map 2018_06_30
Site Map 2018_07_01
Site Map 2018_07_02
Site Map 2018_07_03
Site Map 2018_07_04
Site Map 2018_07_05
Site Map 2018_07_06
Site Map 2018_07_07
Site Map 2018_07_08
Site Map 2018_07_09
Site Map 2018_07_10
Site Map 2018_07_11