By Imad Brohi Published: November 16, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email The trip to Kilimanjaro and Tanzania ended but the memories will remain etched in my mind forever. PHOTOS: IMAD BROHI At 5,895 metres, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in the continent of Africa. Though dormant now, it is also the highest volcano in the world outside of South America. The mountain is one of the seven summits (a term used for highest peak in each of the seven continents). From the plains of Moshi to its summit, the mountain rises a staggering 5,100 metres, which makes it the tallest free-standing mountain on the planet. While it may not be for the faint-hearted, for many trekking/mountain climbing enthusiasts like myself, it is one of the starting points of their climbing career. At 5895 metres, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in the continent of Africa and one of the seven summits. Tanzania: Home of Kilimanjaro The mountain is located in North Tanzania, close to … [Read more...] about Beauty at its ‘peak’: Climbing the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa
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Wood exports continue expanding in first months of 2018 An upturn has been seen in exports of wood and wooden products, with export value in the first five months of 2018 reaching 3.3 billion USD, up 8.2 percent from the same period last year. The top four markets were the US, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK), together accounting for 78.1 percent of total export revenue. Strong growth was seen in the RoK and the US markets, with 45.3 percent and 9.7 percent respectively. In the first four months of 2018, Vietnam earned 1.1 billion USD from exporting wood and wooden products to the US, 367.3 million USD from China, 350.7 million USD from Japan and 288.8 million USD from the RoK. However, Nguyen Quoc Khanh, President of the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City, warned that the US, the largest market for Vietnamese wood and wooden products, has prioritised the domestic wood sector by reducing corporate income tax from 35 percent to 25 percent. He … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 24/6
Photo: The Piano Guys / YouTube YouTube celebrated its seventh birthday, Monday. Currently, 72 hours of video are uploaded to the media site every minute. That’s over three billion hours a month. With an overwhelming amount of video, how do you sift through all of the content to find what’s worth watching? Simple. Ask the site hosts themselves. That’s what we did. With help from YouTube, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 rising stars who increase our physics knowledge, sling shoot us over water, and deliver transcendent classical and original sounds from the grasslands of Africa and the Deathstar. You may recognise Hannah Hart as the girl who videotaped herself cooking in her kitchen drunk, giving birth to 'My Drunk Kitchen.' Hart uploads weekly comedy sketches of herself both drunk and sober. In addition to her kitchen debauchery, she also sings and gives advice. Channel: youtube.com/myhartoSubscribers: 260,000+Video views: 22.8 million … [Read more...] about Check Out 10 Rising YouTube Stars You Should Know
Da Nang sets economic goals towards 2030 The central city of Da Nang aims to have the GRDP growth of 9 – 11 percent and GRDP per capita ranging between 7,000 USD and 9,000 USD for 2018 – 2030. The goals were mentioned at a workshop held by the municipal People’s Committee on June 11 to discuss the city’s development by 2030 with a vision towards 2045. The workshop gathered urban planners, economists and policy makers both at home and abroad. These experts shared hands-on experience from a number of local and foreign cities to give leaders of Da Nang a broader view of the city’s advantages, competitiveness, capacity to expand urban spaces in tandem with development of public transport, and how to build policies and raise capital for infrastructure development and develop the city sustainably. To meet the achievements, Da Nang plans to achieve strong economic growth with breakthroughs by promoting Industry 4.0 and international integration; develop a … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 13/6
There were almost 250,000 burglaries in France in 2017, 2 percent up on the previous year although not quite as high as in 2013. There was also roughly the same number of failed break-ins, taking the total of attempted and completed burglaries to 470,000. That’s according to France Interior Ministry’s yearly crime index study, which The Local has had access to. The report also highlights that an unfortunate 30,000 properties were burgled more than once over the course of 2017. But not all departments across l’Héxagone are affected equally. First we look at those areas that have the highest burglary rates, which we calculated by comparing the total number of burglaries to the number of homes in the department. Where did most burglaries happen in France? And there was a rather surprising name at the top of the table. Haute-Garonne, in southwest France, was the department that experienced the highest number of burglaries per number of households in 2017: … [Read more...] about Where in France are you most (and least) likely to be burgled?