LUXOR A hardline Islamist appointed governor of Luxor stayed away from his new office on Wednesday as protesters barred access and demanded Egypt's president revoke a nomination they fear will hurt local tourism. Adel Mohamed al-Khayat, appointed by President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, is a member of al-Gamaa al-Islamiya, the movement accused of killing 58 foreign tourists ...
Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi today announced the launch of a new campaign to publicise the tourism potential of the Himalayas and promote this incredible tourist product internationally. To be called "777 days of the Indian Himalayas", the campaign will have a twofold objective, one to attract more international tourists to India during the lean summer season, and second, to remind ...
Key events in 1963, from organized protests in Alabama to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, galvanized the civil rights movement that eventually toppled Jim Crow laws in the South. The 50th anniversary of those events is a great time to visit sites pivotal to the end of Southern segregation and that reflect on key events in African-American ...
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has increased its orders for the A350 XWB with an additional 30 A350-900s, plus options for a further 20 aircraft. The agreement firms up a commitment announced last month. Under the terms of the agreement, Singapore Airlines will be able to select either the baseline A350-900 or the larger A350-1000 when exercising the options. This is the third order from Singapore ...
(eTN) - The Chairperson of the Kenya Tourism Federation, Mrs. Lucy Karume, wasted no time to go on record and condemn the attempts by the parliamentary budget and appropriations committee to rob the tourism sector by diverting half the allotted budget to other, non tourism related purposes. The Chairman of the Mombasa and Coast Tourism Association, seasoned hotelier Mohammed Hersi, too let fly ...
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Even though it's not as good as it could have been , "Rounders" is certainly an educational experience. For those without a working knowledge of the in's and out's of gambling and all the slang and lingo associated with it, "Rounders" will be a real eye-opener. The best scenes in the movie take place at the poker table and allow us to safely watch professional gamblers easily taking advantage of k ... ...
MOSCOW, June 20 (Itar-Tass) - The administration of Aeroflot Russian Airlines suspended Deputy Director General Andrei Kalmykov, who is under investigation on suspicion of abuse of authority. "Andrei Kalmykov has been suspended for the period of the investigation into the criminal case opened by the Moscow regional investigation department on the transport. The company's press service ...
2013-14 soybean imports predicted to weaken Soybean imports by China, the world's biggest buyer, are predicted to be lower than official US forecasts, deepening a glut and weighing down prices as global reserves reach record highs. Inbound shipments will be 63 million metric tons in the 12 months starting Oct 1, less than the US Department of Agriculture's June 13 projection of 69 ...
SKYTRAX, a global provider of professional aviation evaluation services, announced the winners of "2013 World Airline Awards" at the 2013 Paris Air Show held in Paris, France on June 18th. Executives from around the world assembled at the World Airline Awards to receive their accolades, which were handed out by SKYTRAX chairman Edward Plaisted. Winners of all the awards, including ...
As the intended increase in fuel prices nears its deadline, people in Indonesia's tourist industry expressed deep concern as the hike would certainly affect their businesses. Bagus Soediana, chairman of the Bali Tourism Transportation Association (Pawiba), said transportation rates had remained the same since 2005, despite rocketing prices for vehicle parts and fuel. "We have not ...
sse nger train of the Lanzhou railway administration gathered on June 18, 2013 in the railway station square and high streets of Lanzhou city. According to the organizer, distributing brochures and communicating with local citizens, the activity aims at contributing to the reform of the railway market and bringing passengers closer ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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A new study from the University of British Columbia has shed light on how people become obsessed with forbidden pleasures.
The study showed that when people are forbidden from something, it takes on a new level of focus.
"Our findings show that when individuals are forbidden from everyday objects, our minds and brains pay more attention to them," said lead author Grace Truong, a graduate student in UBC's Dept. of Psychology.
"Our brains give forbidden objects the same level of attention as our own personal possessions," Truong added.
The study's most important finding, though, is that obsession is not as strong if others are also denied: when an object is forbidden to a group, the allure of the object drops dramatically.
This helps to explain why group diet techniques such as Weight Watchers can be more successful than dieting alone. It also offers important insights for compulsive hoarding and parents seeking to help their children's attachment to toys and other possessions.
For the study, groups of participants were shown images of everyday objects and told the objects were either theirs, someone else's, forbidden to them or forbidden to everyone. Using electronic brain imaging and memory tests, researchers found the forbidden objects were recognized as well as self-owned objects. ...
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