Syria’s President: Western Leaders Are To Blame for Crisis in Refugee

With the increasing problem of the refugees in Europe which are mostly from Syria, the president of the country expressed his sentiments and blamed the Western nations. He told media that the countries in the West supported opposition groups in Syria’s civil war.

In an interview with the news organizations of Russia, President Bashar al-Assad said that if the western nations are worried about the people in his country, they should stop supporting the terrorists. This is what the Syrian government thinks of the whole crisis. The president pressed on that this is the core issue of the crisis with refugees.

Refugee crisis in Europe

Europe is currently struggling to deal with the increasing number of migrants arriving illegally at the borders of European countries. Many of these refugees have been fleeing the conflict in Syria with militant groups which have claimed the lives of at least 220,000 people.

The leaders of the western nations have criticized the government of al-Assad for being incompetent in presiding over the violence in his country. The violence in his country helped spawn the influx of ISIS militant group in the country which drove at least four million of Syrian civilians to seek refuge to other lands. But instead of thanking the European nations for taking in the refugees, he also blamed the European countries.

The president of Syria said that Europe should also take the blame since they supported terrorism.

Double standards among European nations

In the press conference held, it was not explicitly stated by the president what he was referring to when he said that Europe took part in terroristic acts. Two years ago, the European Union ended the arms embargo with rebel groups that were fighting the government of Syria. The United States on the other hand has offered support to some Syrian rebels who were willing to fight against ISIS.

The president of Syria said in the interview that how can people from across the globe feel sad for the death of a child in the sea and not feel any remorse for the deaths of thousands of children who have been killed by rebel groups in Syria.


Weird Costumes Worn By Harley Quinn For Suicide Squad

During the time when the casts of the Suicide Squad are still unknown, many are already waiting for the announcement. When it was confirmed that Margot Robbie will be playing the role of Harley Quinn, a lot of the fans rejoiced over the news. The enthusiasm that was shown by the fans has resulted to hundreds of images online that were edited using software such as Photoshop. Each of these photos contains images of Robbie in different costumes. There are those that edited her to be wearing the jester suit while there are those that adapted the look from the Arkham Asylum. Due to those sample photos, many were excited to see the actual costumes on the film but the preview left them quite disappointed.

The only positive thing about it is that Margot Robbie’s aura is enough to make the costume look good. The color schemes used are perfect while the accessories she used are very much like the ones seen in the comic books. Overall, she has a stellar look. Though the fans have already accepted her look and the costume, they are still dreaming about what could be better alternative for Harley Quinn’s costume.

The fans received some good news then because the Comic-Con issue from the Entertainment Weekly published an article following an interview with the costume designer of the Suicide Squad movie, Kate Hawley. They were able to talk about the potential look of the character as well the themes that inspired the final costume used on the film.

According to a report published by Batman-News after having read the Comic-Con issue, Hawley revealed that her inspiration for the costumes of Harley were influenced by Mexican drug cartels posted on Instagram. She also took inspiration from various rock and roll legends such as Patti Smith, Debbie Harry and Courtney Love. The movie costumes of Joker played by Jared Leto also took inspiration from the drug lords showcased on Instagram. Hawley also revealed that she wanted the sex appeal of Harley to work on its own and not to center her outfit based on what will make Joker happy.


Is Bitcoin Mining Still Profitable After The Halving?

If you are into bitcoin mining, do not be surprised if the output suddenly fell through the roof. According to Reuters, the code that was built into the virtual currency system has cut the mining reward into half last July 9. Previously, 25 bitcoins can be mined every 10 minutes but it has been halved to 12.5 in an attempt to curb inflation from the growing number of miners with their extra fast computers.

The halving has serious consequences for dedicated miners because you have to work double to get the same amount of virtual money. Bitcoin miners whose operations are not efficient enough may have to restructure to avoid closing shop. One example is KnCMiner that declared bankruptcy last May after giving warning of impending profit loss. Bitcoin miners who are most likely to survive are those that can keep their costs down to the minimum through low-power computers and minimal staffing.

The bitcoin mining industry must have anticipated the halving considering that the rulebook says that halving will occur every four years. Since the halving schedule occurs like clockwork, users know that rewards will be cut by half. Another halving is set to occur on 2020 and perhaps the bitcoin mining industry will be better prepared so that they can still make money from the transactions.

What is bitcoin cloud mining?

Bitcoin cloud mining means you can share the processing power from data centers located in remote areas. You do not actually need a home computer for mining but it can be important for communications. There are different types of remote bitcoin mining that includes hosted mining, virtual hosted mining and leased hashing power. In hosted mining, you lease a mining computer that is hosted by a provider while in virtual hosted mining; you create a virtual private server and install your own mining software. The most popular method of bitcoin cloud mining is by leasing a certain amount of hashing power without the need for your own computer and specialized software. Since you won’t be paying for electricity, you can consider the monthly lease as an expense to determine whether it is worth the efforts to mine bitcoins.


Owning Bitcoins Is Easy! Here’s How

Before you start thinking about owning your own bitcoins, what you should do first is understand what Bitcoin is all about. Bitcoin is a digital currency that is independent from a central authority. It doesn’t need third party brokers like banking institutions or the government and as such are not controlled by them. Instead, they are created and controlled electronically by complex algorithms. Bitcoins are created by a process called mining which uses software program that is able to solve complex mathematical equations or problems.

For the few years that Bitcoin has existed, it has definitely grown into a powerful online currency that could potentially revolutionize the way people spend their money. From a value of only about a few cents five years ago, Bitcoin is now valued at $645.

One of the most notable traits of bitcoin is its decentralization. Bitcoin is decentralized, meaning it isn’t controlled or regulated by the government and as such, it enjoys a lot of liberties. It is also with these liberties that you should pay caution. Because of its decentralization, it is less likely to experience inflation. Unlike with centralized currencies where the government can always print out more, Bitcoin has a set of limit of 21 million bitcoins which means that there wouldn’t be any more bitcoins in circulation above that number. Inflation is often caused by the government’s printing more money which reduces the value of the currency along with the purchasing power of the people.

To acquire bitcoins, you can either purchase them from exchanges or mine them yourself if you have the means to do so. But before you do that, you must first have a bitcoin wallet which is basically an electronic wallet where you can store and send your bitcoins.

Buying from an exchange is the most common way of getting bitcoins. To buy from an exchange, you must choose one that trades in your currency. Afterwards, you need to register and then start trading. Note that you can also buy portions of Bitcoins rather than a whole bitcoin because they tend to be expensive.

To mine bitcoins, you would need to acquire bitcoin mining software which can easily be bought online.


World’s Best Awards On Airlines That Enhance Their Passenger’s Experience

Some airlines stand out from all the others that are transporting people through the skies. These are airlines that offer more than just decent seat and free meals to their passengers. Every year, Travel & Leisure holds the World’s Best Awards survey so that readers can share experiences on the top hotels they have stayed in, the best resorts in different parts of the world, the best island cruise lines, the best spas that managed to reduce their aches and pains and the best airline that are plying the skies.

The following factors were used by readers to rate international airlines – cabin comfort, in-flight service, customer service and the overall value of the experience. Some carriers have managed to take the lead from their competitors because they have made efforts to enhance their passenger’s experience. Instead of merely reviving the golden age of air travel, they have surpassed the expectations of their passengers.

According to Travel & Leisure reader Anne Star she felt like royalty on the Emirates. The Dubai-based airline certainly deserved the 2nd position on the World’s Best Awards because of its chauffeur service to and fro the flight, the upscale airport lounges and the synchronized flight attendants who made sure they wore matching lipsticks.

The third place in the world’s awards went to international airline Qatar Airways that allows its passengers to choose from a list of fine wines that will please their palette. The airline employs the services of an experienced sommelier to ensure that each wine is rich and ripe enough to please the travelers.

Singapore Airlines has always been the number one on the World’s Best Awards because every passenger is treated as a top-tier flier. One of its services allows passengers to choose a main course from a lengthy menu before they board the plane. There is no exception because even those on the economy class enjoy a good experience.

In order to enhance the comfort and convenience of air travel, a good option will be to book an airport chauffeur prior to the flight. This will save you from the hassle of calling a taxi at the terminal to take you to your destination.


Motorcycle Business In Mitchell Continues To Grow

Klock and the staff of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles, a brand recognized all over the globe and with sales continues to increase, people would think that the company will not work in other parts of the country.

According to Klock, there are various people that have already suggested for him to move to Texas, California and many other places. There are also those asking him for a merger to do some projects. He admitted that his answer was always the same and that is he is going to reach for his dream right from where he is right now.

Klock is a native of Emery and he founded the business back in 1997 together with his partner John Patton. Their first employee was Dan Cheeseman and he was a witness to how the business has grown. In a recent report, the company is expanding into their adopted home Mitchell and they are planning to build additional warehouses amounting to $600,000. This is in an effort to increase its distribution of their motorcycle parts.

The company is now almost to its 20 years of operation and Klock revealed that Mitchell is the best match for their growing business. It was developed at the time Internet was at its booming stage and because of this, Klock Werks was able to promote all his motorcycle designs as well as the quality service that his business can offer. The company has recently moved on into distributing bulk number of products and Klock admitted that technology is the key for them to make another success in Mitchell.

Klock also added that with the help of technology, he is able to do whatever he needs from wherever he is.

It was only last month that Klock showed how many stacks of products are waiting to be shipped all over the globe from their motorcycle parts store. The company has the ability to airmail their products such as windshields and fenders to different parts of the world so they see no point into moving in another city such as Los Angeles and New York.


The Parthenon Has Gained A Modern Companion

After hosting the 2004 Summer Olympics, Athens has fallen on hard times and its economy is deteriorating. However, there is one saving grace amidst the ruins of the 3,400-year old city and that is the new 1.8 million square feet glass and grass multiplex that was built by Italian architect Renzo Piano. The Parthenon has a modern companion in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center that houses a theater, library, park and plaza.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center was named after the late billionaire shipping tycoon whose foundation donated the $660 million project to Athens, Greece. The cultural center will be the new home of the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera. It also includes a public park, a reflection pool and the Agora Plaza where visitors can walk and mingle on the landscaped Deborah Nevis-designed pathways.

Piano who is a Pritzker Prize winner has transformed the colossal space by raising the foundation artificially. The panoramic sloped hill that extends upwards to 105 feet has literally formed the rooftop of the library and the opera house. The building was designed by Piano to gain optimum view from the surrounding districts through the combination of glass, wood and cement.  Floating staircases inside the hall makes a visitor feel like he is ascending to Mt. Olympus. The long soaring stairways are contrasted by the interminable exterior stairs that are adjacent to the reflection pool.

The National Library of Greece will house a vast collection of 5,000 manuscripts, documents, records and engravings that date back to the 9th century. The Greek National Opera will feature two auditoriums – a 450-seat for traditional operas and ballets and a larger 4,500-seat hall for unconventional performances.

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How The Popularity Of Convenience Stores Affected Packaging Design

Almost £500 million was invested by corrugated packaging industry towards innovations over the last three years so that digital printing technology can be improved. The demand for retail-ready packaging has increased dramatically including point of sale merchandising units. Consumer shopping habits have changed and it now dictating the future of corrugated packaging designs.

Consumers nowadays have busier lives that they usually do shopping at convenience stores. The change in consumer preference has resulted into growth in convenience stores estimated at 22% or £20.2 billion by 2020. For packaging designers including the supply chain, this requires addressing the issue from a different angle. Since convenience stores are a lot smaller than supermarkets and groceries, they have less shelf storage. The size of packaging for fresh and chilled food as well as meals-for-tonight has to be significantly reduced in order to maximize shelf storage including back-of-the house space.

For packaging designers, reduction in the size of packaging means additional costs because they have to create small packs that will enhance the appeal of fresh foods. Food packages must be easier and quicker to unpack so as to maximize brand impact. Since the packs are smaller, manufacturers will expect lower costs because fewer resources will be required. The introduction of the thin film cold wrap technology will ensure cost reduction and make the packs easier to prepare for shelf storage. The technology is not only flexible but it can also enhance efficiency of delivery systems. This solution consumes fewer resources and materials to negate the impact of smaller packages.

Meanwhile, corrugated boxes also have its merits because it provides superior protection when shipping even if it does not provide maximum appeal for fresh and chilled food in shelves. Corrugated boxes are also being subjected to innovations so that its strength can be combined with the excellent shelf presentation of thin film cold wrap.

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