Navy arrests eight Indian fishermen off Point Pedro

The Navy arrested eight Indian fishermen off Point Pedro in the North last night.The Navy media unit said that fast attack craft belonging to the Northern Naval Command arrested the Indian fishing while they were engaged in illegal fishing activities in Sri Lankan waters, about 15 nm north of Point Pedro. A trawler used by the fishermen was also taken into custody.The fishermen were brought to the naval base, SLNS Uththara in Kankesanthurai and were handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Fisheries Director for onward legal action. read more

Monadelphous secures contract at Jimblebar iron ore mine

first_imgMonadelphous Group has been awarded a construction contract valued at some A$75 million at BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Jimblebar mine, east of Newman in Western Australia. The contract involves structural, mechanical and piping works associated with the construction of stacking, reclaiming, train load out, product sampling and water infrastructure facilities.“Monadelphous has a long track record for the safe and reliable delivery of construction services on many of the major iron ore expansion projects in Western Australia,” Monadelphous Managing Director Rob Velletri said. “We are pleased to have been selected as a contractor and we look forward to delivering results at Jimblebar for this valued customer.”Work on the project is scheduled to commence next month.Leighton Holdings subsidiary Thiess had already won a A$166 million bulk earthworks and infrastructure contract for the mine. Thiess will provide bulk earthworks, drainage and civil structures, road works and buried services. Work was scheduled to be finished by July 2012.Just east of Newman, Jimblebar will be one of the drivers of BHP’s plans to up its iron ore output to 220 Mt/y by 2014, with the mine planned to initially add 35 Mt/y to production and eventually ramp up to 55 Mt/y.last_img read more

New exhibition opens at Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre after €300k facelift

first_imgTHE CLIFFS EXHIBITION at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience has been officially opened to the public following a €300,000 revamp.The world famous tourist attraction has now updated its exhibition features with new displays and interactive exhibits on the wildlife and geology of the Cliffs of Moher and County Clare.InteractiveThe new exhibition includes interactive children’s wildlife games, an area charting the rise of tourism at the Cliffs of Moher, and ‘Kids Creations’ which enables children to create a personalised artistic memento of their visit to the Cliffs. The upgraded interpretative space is complemented by ‘The Ledge’, a virtual reality cliff side experience and ‘The Clare Journey’ tour of the County Clare landscape.The exhibition was officially opened by the Mayor of Clare John Crowe who said the new exhibition “further enhances the overall visitor experience for the estimated one million people who travel to the Cliffs of Moher each year”.Year-on-year there has been an increase in visitor numbers to the cliffs since 2009.In the first six months of 2014, visitor numbers were up by 7 per cent on the same period last year. Katherine Webster, Director Cliffs of Moher Visitor Expierence and Cllr John Crowe, Mayor of Clare pictured at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Expierence official opening. Source: Brian Arthur/Press 22Mayor Crowe said: Source: ShutterstockFurther works are underway on the coach park area and there are plans in the works for new layouts and walkways, landscaping and the addition of charging stations for eCars.The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience building was first opened to the public in 2007 and has since attracted more than 6 million visitors. To find out more about the attraction click here>Read: Extreme weather conditions haven’t put people off visiting the Cliffs of Moher>Read: Which of Ireland’s tourist spots made it to the final of the World Tourism Awards?> The ongoing delivery of improvements to existing facilities at the Cliffs of Moher has helped to reinforce the site’s status as one of the most visited tourism landmarks in the country.This progress is complemented by the launch of The Wild Atlantic Way, which presents significant opportunities for tourism development right along the western seaboard of Ireland with the Cliffs prominently featured as part of the new touring route.last_img read more

McDonalds to replace plastic straws with paper ones in Irish restaurants

first_img By Cliodhna Russell Image: Sam Boal 12,859 Views Share1389 Tweet Email1 McDonald’s to replace plastic straws with paper ones in Irish restaurants McDonald’s will begin the process of transferring to paper straws from September. Jun 15th 2018, 10:04 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL 41 Comments Image: Sam Boal Friday 15 Jun 2018, 10:04 AM MCDONALD’S IS GETTING rid of plastic straws from its Irish restaurants and replacing them with paper ones.A phased rollout of paper straws will begin from September, with completion set for 2019.There are 92 McDonald’s in Ireland and the fast-food company says all the restaurants have already taken steps to move plastic straws behind the counter.It says this was done to reduce plastic waste and put the decision for use in the hands of the customer.Last month, the European Commission proposed that single-use plastics such as straws, cotton buds and cutlery be banned across the European Union (EU).The Commission said that 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.CEO of McDonald’s UK and Ireland Paul Pomroy said: “Reflecting the broader public debate, our customers told us they wanted to see a move on straws but to do so without compromising their overall experience when visiting our restaurants.“Over the past few months we’ve been working closely with supplier partners to find a solution that works both for our customers, and that the supply is there given the size of our business.”Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment said: “This is a clear demonstration that large companies and organisations are taking their environmental responsibilities seriously and moving in the right direction by eliminating single use plastics.”McDonald’s supply of paper straws in Ireland will be met by two suppliers Transcend Packaging and Huhtamaki. Huhtamaki will produce the straws at its plant in Northern Ireland.It says paper used by both suppliers will come from certified sources, endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) or FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).last_img read more

AC Milan complete the signing of Piatek

first_imgAC Milan have completed the signing of Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa on a four-and-a-half-year deal, according to Sky Sports.The Rossoneri announced on Wednesday night that Piatek has completed his move to the Italian club on a deal that could keep him at the San Siro until June 2023. The deal will also see him earn around £34,000 per week (£1.7m per year).The £31m deal sees Genoa lower their initial asking price of €40m, but Milan will have to pay the transfer fee upfront and include add-ons should they finish in a top four spot in the Serie A come the end of the season.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Piatek, who is expected to put on the number 19 shirt, will be presented to the media on Thursday afternoon at noon and will join his new teammates for his first training session later that afternoon.Milan have moved for the former Cracovia striker after Gonzalo Higuain saw his loan deal with Gennaro Gattuso’s side cut short to join Chelsea on loan for the remainder of the season.The Polish international moved to Italy last summer and has been very successful, with 19 goals scored in 21 games for Genoa so far this season.last_img read more

Barnes Noble To Hold InStore Online Book Fair For Wilmingtons iPods For

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Barnes & Noble is once again holding a book fair to benefit Wilmington-based iPods for Wounded Veterans.The book fair takes place at the Burlington Barnes & Noble (98 Middlesex Turnpike) on  Saturday, May 26 (9am-11pm); Sunday, May 27 (10am-9pm); and Monday, May 28 (9am-9pm).People can also participate online by visiting during the fundraiser. Simply use Bookfair ID 12320263 at the in-store checkout or before checking out online.A percentage of in-store and online purchases will benefit iPods for Wounded Veterans.For more information about the organization, visit Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBarnes & Noble To Hold In-Store & Online Book Fair For Wilmington’s iPods For Wounded VeteransIn “Community”Barnes & Noble To Hold In-Store & Online Book Fair For Wilmington’s iPods For Wounded VeteransIn “Community”Barnes & Noble To Hold In-Store & Online Book Fair For Wilmington’s iPods For Wounded VeteransIn “Business”last_img read more

New processor preps for summer operations in Naknek

first_imgThe Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting strong sockeye salmon returns to Bristol Bay this summer, and Copper River Seafoods is getting ready to open a processing plant in Naknek and buy fish from the Naknek-Kvichak District, where 18 million sockeye are expected to be available for harvest.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting a return of 28.8 million sockeye to the district, with 18 million available for harvest. Copper River Seafoods will be on hand to help purchase and process those fish.Copper River bought the old extreme seafoods plant in Naknek, and Vojta Novak, the company’s Bristol Bay manager, said they have been getting ready to open for the past two months.Novak said they’ll have five tenders in the bay, including one for setnetters.“This year we decided to buy fish only in Naknek and Kvichak,” Novak said. “We’ll have a couple tenders here in the bay and a couple tenders by the line.”Although the plant is new to Naknek, Novak said the company is familiar with the region from its operations in Togiak. He said that entering Naknek is challenging, because it’s competitive, and one of the biggest sockeye salmon fisheries in Alaska. But in some ways, it’s easier to operate there than in Togiak.“You have everything pretty much here, if you need any help, if you need any welders, if you need any materials, you can buy here. When I was in Togiak, I cannot buy anything,” he said.Novak said about 15-20 people are working at the plant now to get it ready, mostly construction guys. When the plant is operational, it’ll have about 70 employees, he said.Last week, Novak was waiting for equipment to come in on the barge, including processing lines, pipes and headers and gutters. The plant was operational when Copper River purchased it, but Novak said the company wanted to make it more efficient and improve capacity.“You don’t have too much time,” Novak said. “The tide is critical here. You have four or five hours in the high tide and other tide, you have three or four hours to pump all the fish, and if you pump it into totes, you have to drive them up the hill. It’s not efficiency. We want to do more than one million or a couple million pounds here.”Once the plant gets going, Novak said they’ll focus on sockeyes, although they’ll buy all species and plan to try staying open for fall fish, mainly chums and cohos.Novak said the company is shooting for a June 15 opening this summer. All of the fish purchased and processed in Naknek will be sold under the Copper River Seafoods brand.The plant will focus on headed and gutted fish, and fishermen will be required to ice and bleed fish, Novak said.Fresh fish will be flown to Anchorage to be reprocessed, while frozen fish will go to Seattle on a barge at the end of the season.Novak said he wants to have about 30 drifters delivering to the plant, and it looks like they’ll hit that target.“We have a lot of good local fishermans planning to fish for us,” Novak said.Novak can’t say yet what prices will be, but he did said that they want to be a strong player in the bay.“We are competitive, we want to stay here for long-term,” Novak said.last_img read more

Totem pole fragments provide lost details

first_imgKetchikan Museums staff has been working to catalog, document and store totem pole fragments that have been in the museum’s collection for 40 years. The fragments can provide details lost on many of the larger poles.Fragments await cataloging. Many have fading, 40-year-old labels. (Photo by Maria Dudzak, KRBD – Ketchikan)Hayley Chambers is the museum department’s senior curator of collections. She said the Haida poles stored at the Totem Heritage Center came from Old Kasaan and the Tlingit poles from Tongass and Village Islands. The poles were collected in the 1960s and 70s. Fragments also were collected at that time, and pieces that have broken off the center’s poles over the past 40 years have been retained. Chambers said the fragments have been cared for at the center, but never processed.“It was an area of our collection’s care that was just in need. It was a great grant opportunity to help us address that,” Chambers said.Chambers said the museum received a grant through Museums Alaska and was able to purchase cabinets and archival-quality boxes to store the fragments. She said anything fully detached from the parent pole is considered a fragment.“A fragment can range in size from being a large, decorative element like a wing or a beak or a face, like this one,” Chambers said. “It can also go down to just a small sliver of wood.”Chambers said some pieces are unidentifiable, but many were labeled or have hints of color or carving marks that indicate they came from a larger piece. She said fragments are important because many show details no longer visible on most of the larger poles.“It’s exciting to see what the pigment had looked like originally,” Chambers said. “I think things like that help to provide that visual for people, that these poles, when they were standing originally, were painted and decorated. A lot of that detail on older poles has been lost over time just as they’ve been outside and weathered and aged.”Chambers said one of those poles is the Coast Guard Pole carved in the late 1800s. The pole came from Village Island, was moved to the Coast Guard Base on Annette Island and then transferred to the Totem Heritage Center in the late 1960s. Chambers said a found fragment was labeled, possibly at the time of collection, so staff was able to match it to the proper pole.A large fragment from the Chief Kyan Totem Pole showing a metal rod repair. (Photo by Maria Dudzak, KRBD – Ketchikan)“The pole today has no paint that’s really visible. There are some faint remnants of red paint towards the face of it,” Chambers said. “When we were unpacking our totem pole fragments, we found a large piece and it still has paint on it and it’s fairly vibrant paint. It’s red, blue and white paint. It’s really exciting to see that.”Chambers said other fragments illustrate a carver’s unique signature and style. She said smaller, detached pieces also provide information on how different poles were constructed and assembled.“Wings and beaks especially have had different methods of having them attached,” Chambers said. “Some have used bolts. Some have wooden pockets where pieces slide in and connect that way. Also, repairs are kind of interesting because repairs have changed quite a bit over time.”Chambers said the museum has a few poles and fragments that show repairs using metal rods, a practice not done today. She said it’s interesting to see how conservation methods have changed over time.Tara Hofmann measures and catalogs a fragment. (Photo by Maria Dudzak, KRBD – Ketchikan)Museum staff members have been helping to catalog and process the fragments. Administrative Secretary Tara Hofmann said she knew Chambers needed help, but also is interested in any project where she can learn more about artifacts.“It was also just very interesting to see what can happen to a totem pole and that we need to take care of them in every way, shape and form that we can,” Hofmann said. “Otherwise we end up with pieces like this if we are not being as careful as we can in conserving those poles.”A data sheet is filled out for each piece which is given a unique identification number. If possible, pieces are cleaned, but many are too fragile. Some are stored in clear archival bags while others are placed, unwrapped, in archival boxes. Hofmann said each piece is photographed and measured, and detailed descriptions and conditions noted. She said describing a piece can be difficult.“I can talk about the color, I can talk about the strand trying to fall off here, the shape, where it points at one end and thickens on the other end,” Hofmann said. “But, unless there’s any sort of real carving or decoration, it’s basically just describing a piece of wood the best that you can.”Chambers and Hofmann say they have processed most of the more than 100 fragments, and plan to complete the project soon. Chambers said she is writing up cataloging and storage procedures so that the process can continue in the future.The Totem Heritage Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and most of the fragments have been in storage that long.  Chambers said it was a goal to give fragments the care they need and proper storage during this anniversary year.last_img read more

SIT seizes 5880 fake gold bars from IMA kingpin Mansoor Khans swimming

first_imgI Monetary Advisory (IMA) director Mohammed Mansoor KhanTwitterThe Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the multi-crore I Monetary Advisory (IMA) scam has seized 5,880 fake gold bars of 50 gms each, hidden inside an apartment owned by the firm’s founder, Mohammed Mansoor Khan.The fake gold bars, covered in copper and weighing a total of 303 kgs, were unearthed from an enclosure near the swimming pool of a seven-storied building in Bengaluru’s Richmond Town. 5,550 gold plated copper bars of IMA seized by SITTwitterAccording to the investigating officers, these fake gold bars were displayed at IMA jewels to lure customers. Khan used to claim that the investor’s money was converted into gold bars and was used for bullion trading. The IMA kingpin falsely assured the investors that their deposited amount would be safe, even if the company suffered a loss.Khan, who is currently under judicial custody of the SIT, revealed the information about the hidden gold plated copper bars during his interrogation. Before Khan absconded to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 8, he had directed one of his employees, Nizamuddin Azeemuddin, to move the fake gold bars from IMA jewels to the apartment.The Karnataka government has reportedly seized 23 properties, valuing Rs 300 crore, from Bengaluru, Kolarm, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Davangere belonging to IMA and Khan. After Khan fled the country, cheating nearly 40,000 of his investors to the tune of Rs 1,500 crore, he was brought back to India by the SIT sleuths.Mansoor Khan was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after he arrived at the Delhi airport. The ED got the custody first as they had booked him under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, and later gave the custody to SIT.During the interrogation, Khan also revealed that he had paid Rs 1,750 crore as bribe to top politicians and government officials to sustain his fraudulent company. He also claimed that he has kept a record of all the dealings and transactions made by him.last_img read more

Aggressive Reliance Jio triggers consolidation of market rivals

first_imgAggressive tactics of Reliance Jio Infocomm in the mobile phone service market is driving a consolidation of the competition, reports suggest.Bharti Airtel is looking to partner with its competition- Vodafone Idea to create an entity to jointly manage its fibre networks and monetise it to raise funds, fuelling further growth, a media report said. Reliance Jio is set to launch its GigaFiber Service across several cities simultaneously. “We will be delighted to share and create one company. We have already built a lot of fibre with Vodafone Idea and over the past two years, a lot of sharing has happened between the two companies,” a top company official told the Economic Times.Bharti Airtel is looking to co-own the fibre network with its main competition, an official said. This will mirror the Indus Towers model in which India’s largest telecom tower company is jointly owned by Bharti Infratel and Vodafone Idea, the report said.The two companies want to generate funds for expansion as they recover from stiff competition imposed by Reliance Jio over the past two years.With Vodafone India’s merger with Idea Cellular in August to form Vodafone Idea, the telecom sector is getting consolidated into three main players. Vodafone Idea recently spun off its fibre assets to a wholly owned subsidiary with the intention to monetise it.Airtel executives think Vodafone Idea can now put the worst competitive pressure it has faced since  Reliance Jio entered the market in September 2016. The company has been raising tariffs in small increments without demand decline. Airtel recently increased the price of its Rs99 plan by Rs20 without much customer loss, an official said.The telco has also lured subscribers to higher tariff plans by dangling incentives such as free subscriptions to Netflix and Amazon and both factors could help it increase revenue for the current quarter.Airtel’s focus is to regain its top spot by revenue market share (RMS) from Vodafone Idea by the end of this financial year, the report said.Vodafone Idea led with an RMS of 32.8 per cent, followed by Bharti at 30.9 per cent and Reliance Jio at 26.1 per cent in the September quarter, according to estimates.last_img read more

5 hot preferences for Xi and Trumps first meeting

first_imgUS President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have been at odds over a range of issues since the billionaire businessman took office in November.As the two leaders prepare to meet face-to-face for the first time at Trump’s luxury resort in Florida this week, these are the topics likely to top the agenda.- North Korea -Even before North Korea’s ballistic missile launch on Wednesday, Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme was always going to dominate the Trump-Xi summit.The North is economically reliant on its sole ally Beijing, and Washington has long pushed China to use its leverage to punish the hermit state.While China has shown growing impatience with its neighbour’s bad behaviour, Beijing is reluctant to push the country too far for fear that the regime might collapse, unleashing a flood of refugees across the border.Late last month, in a warm-up to this week’s meeting, Trump Tweet-lashed China for doing “little to help” rein in Pyongyang and he has since warned the US is prepared to go it alone in bringing the North to heel.- Trade -During the presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly bashed China for its “unfair” trade policies and accused it of artificially depressing its currency to give its exports an unfair advantage.Since taking office, he has often returned to the theme, warning that he will slap the world’s second-largest economy with massive tariffs if it does not increase US access to its markets.In a tweet last week, he highlighted China’s massive trade imbalance with the US — over $310 billion last year — as a serious problem that could make his upcoming talks with Xi “difficult”.But Trump has also hinted at his willingness to use trade issues as a bargaining chip to secure more cooperation from China on North Korea.China has its own wish list, including fewer restrictions on exports of sensitive US technology.- Taiwan -Trump infuriated China by taking a protocol-breaking phone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and suggesting he might break from the US’s long-standing One China Policy, which nominally acknowledges the Asian giant’s claims over Taiwan without recognising them.The situation cooled down after a conciliatory phone call in February with Xi, where Trump walked back his comments.The move seems to have placated Beijing, but it left many in democratically ruled Taiwan wondering if the brash billionaire might use their home as a bargaining chip.- South China Sea -China’s claims to most of the South China Sea and its controversial moves to build on disputed islands and reefs in the area, including installing military facilities on some, have drawn strong criticism from Washington.Several of Trump’s cabinet, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have warned Beijing against throwing its weight about in the region, insisting the US would intervene if necessary to preserve international rights of navigation.- Human rights -Human rights have been a long-standing point of conflict in Sino-US relations.When Trump took office, many Chinese dissidents thought he might be willing to take a hardline against Beijing on the issue.But the president — who praised China’s handling of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in a 1990 interview — has so far demonstrated little interest in the issue.The White House has said the topic will “continue to be brought up in the relationship”, but human rights activists are worried the Trump administration has already missed several opportunities to spotlight Beijing’s abuses.Without US pressure, they argue, the problems will only worsen.last_img read more

HISD Superintendent Discusses Possible Recommendations For LowerPerforming Schools

first_imgTravis BubenikKashmere High School, one of the Houston schools that has faced the threat of a state takeover.The Houston Independent School District is considering some recommendations for a number of lower-performing schools.To discuss those recommendations, Houston Matters talks with Superintendent Richard Carranza. We discuss which schools, what makes them “low performing,” and what the recommendations are. Sharelast_img

Speak to My Heart Ministries

first_imgSpeak to My Heart Ministries is holding a Community Outreach and Health Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 9 at 3903 W. Belvedere Ave. in Baltimore.The theme of the day is “Harvest Time”! Health screenings include blood pressure, TB, diabetes, vision and more. Activities include live music performances and a moon bounce. Free school supplies will be distributed.For more information email: or call: 443-799-9192.last_img

Travel Tales Beaux Banks

first_imgBeaux Banks is known for his work with gay porn studios Cockyboys and, but he got his start in the entertainment industry as a dancer in the gay bars of Washington D.C.I caught up with Beaux Banks to swap travel stories and get some insights into his life on stage and screen. Is modelling and porn something that came from your work as a dancer, or were they all opportunities that you’ve been exploring at the same time?As a dancer, I had a lot of opportunities to work in the entertainment industry and that’s how I got involved in modelling, when I was about 20. Porn didn’t come along until I was 23 years old.I pursued porn because it was something I thought about at 21, but I told myself to wait, to make sure it was something I really wanted to do. So two years later the thought was still there, so I decided to pursue a career in the adult entertainment industry.I wanted to be a positive change and influence in our community, to inspire confidence in others, and to entertain. All of which I knew I could do on a bigger scale with the platform that porn would give me.Have you seen the recent Saturday Night Live skit where they reference Cockyboys?I did hear about it but I didn’t actually watch the skit, I’m not much of an SNL fan. There was a similar sketch show called MADtv that I loved! Hands down my favourite sketch show.What does it mean to you, to be a member of the Haus of Banks?It’s such a honour. I’ve always looked up to Boomer — not for the obvious appearance and physical reasons, but because of how he’s carried himself throughout his career, which is why I think he’s been so successful in all of his endeavours.Having his support and guidance is so special to me, and I’m forever grateful to have the relation I have with him and the rest of the Banks fam — Calvin, Ziggy, and Boy Banks.What are some of the projects that you’re currently working on?I’m working on something really cool that I can’t talk about because I had to sign an NDA, but I’m super-excited and honoured to be part of that upcoming project.I’m also in the middle of planning my Pride Tour: Over The RainBeaux, which is something I’ve been looking forward to all year, and this year it’ll be bigger than ever!Any vacation plans?I’m such a workaholic. I hate taking breaks and vacations, but I’ve been super-blessed to have the opportunity to travel to Madrid later this year through a gay travel agency called Queer Plans. It’s a really cool opportunity that allows people to travel with there favourite social media influencers like myself and other amazing people. I’m really excited for that because I love to travel.Do you prefer to travel by yourself or with others?I just love to travel — it doesn’t matter if I’m alone, or with a group of people, I’m going to find a way to have a good time! I have a very adventurous spirit.What are some of your plans for 2018?Keep working hard, and keep seeing the results of that hard work.Read more from Gareth JohnsonGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Have you always lived in Washington D.C.?One of the coolest things about D.C. is that it’s right in the middle of Maryland and Virginia — it sort of intersects in between those two states, and us locals call it the DMV. I’m actually originally from Annapolis in Maryland, so I live about 30 Minutes outside of D.C.What’s the gay scene like in D.C.?It’s a beautiful thing — there’s a little bit of everything for everybody. We have a very inclusive community that’s very out and proud and accepted by the public at large, including government and businesses.What are some tips that you’d give to someone who was visiting D.C.? I love the bars and clubs, but before you have a crazy fun night with your people, I always recommend you visit the sites. We have such rich culture ready to be experienced here in D.C., and the majority of it is free.We’re the nation’s capital, so there’s a lot of our nation’s political history here. Visit the national mall, it’s filled with monuments — my favourite is the Lincoln Memorial — as well as federal government buildings. There’s also a lot of museums that are dedicated to the history and cultures of various nations, not just American culture.My favourite restaurant in D.C. is Founding Farmers. My favourite club and bar is of course Town Danceboutique, which is my home base.Any tips on where to go for brunch in D.C.?I have to be honest, I’ve never quite grasped the concept of brunch. The idea of waking up early to get food and more drinks after a night of drinking with friends or working, sounds so painful to me. I love sleeping in — it’s my favourite hobby.When did you start to dance?My mother put me in dance classes at the age of three, and boy did my little gay self love twirling! I loved it so much that I stuck with it through college — I trained in jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, hip hop, African movement, and ballet. My least favourite was ballet, because it was so structured. My favourite was tap.Fast forward to today, I get to dance all around the country and I bring my classical training to the club world, fusing it into the club scene.Not all of my dance training has been classical or formal — I learnt how to twerk from a YouTube tutorial.What’s currently your favourite track to dance and perform to?Honestly it changes every five seconds because I’ll dance to anything — I have such a great love for all types of music. I’ve somehow found myself twerking to Adele, and even classical music sometimes. GAYSTARNEWS- Gay man, 26, found stabbed to death in his Maryland apartmentPride Month: How is LGBTQ tourism doing these days?Meet the gay Spaniard who dated 7 men in 7 cities and made it into a vid seriesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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