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From iconic landmarks launching new experiences to all-new attractions, there’s plenty of shiny new things to tempt you Down Under A a lot can change in a few years, as the multitude of new Australian offerings shows. From tours, accommodation, attractions to exciting new ways to experience the country’s most iconic sights, here’s everything visitors …

PEDSTRIAN.TV has partnered with the South Australian Tourism Commission for cheap holidays. South Australia is undeniably one of the most diverse vacation spots in Oz. The state has wineries, award-winning restaurants, beautiful architecture, boutique hotels, and natural wonders in the wahzoo, and luckily for us, there’s never been a better time to go. If you’re …

The writers read their own excerpts aloud and discussed the experience and challenges of being a Native American writer. Adam McPhail March 04, 2022 at 01:54 am Adam McPhail, collaborating photographer At a virtual event hosted by the Connecticut Literary Festival on Wednesday, Indigenous writers read excerpts from their own works and offered thoughts on …

Published on: 02/23/2022 – 10:52 Award-winning Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, who fled the country after being accused of insulting President Yoweri Museveni, has arrived in Germany for treatment after being “tortured” in prison, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Rukirabashaija’s lawyer, Eron Kiiza, confirmed his client’s arrival in Germany, describing the news as “a great relief”. …

A history buff’s dream and a nature lover’s fantasy, tales of Jamaica’s Green Caves echo a sense of true adventure and awe and are brimming with stories of the past that intertwine with natural formations – it’s all nothing short of spectacular in this exceptional Caribbean island paradise. Jamaica’s Green Cavern of Mystery is a …

By Patrick-Jude Oteh It is the end of another era in Nigerian history. We won’t discuss his politics as it has never been a problem in our friendship, I would rather describe Alhaji BOT as a writer and an artist. Our paths connected in 2015 when, in the heady days of our performances in Abuja, …

Venture to the Berkshire Museum to embark on a journey to the deep, where they’re looking for brave captains to take Captain Nemo’s Nautilus submarine to the bottom of the ocean. VIDEO PROVIDED BY THE BERKSHIRE MUSEUM PITTSFIELD – Have you ever wanted …

TOKYO (AP) — Shintaro Ishihara, a feisty nationalist politician remembered as the gaffe-prone Tokyo governor who sparked a spat with China by calling for Japan to buy disputed islands in the seas from eastern China, passed away. He was 89 years old. Ishihara, an award-winning novelist before becoming a politician, is remembered for his controversial …

Leading cruise line takes delivery of Wonder of the Seas, the newest and most innovative ship MIAMI, January 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Adventures aboard the world’s newest wonder are on the horizon for vacationers of all ages. Today, Royal Caribbean International took delivery of wonder of the seas, the highly anticipated and innovative next ship …

A helpful guide to everything you need to know about Perth’s most popular dive site, Omeo Wreck at Coogee. Pack your favorite flippers and umbrella and dive into one of WA’s most unique attractions this summer. Located approximately 25m from the shore of Coogee Beach, Omeo Wreck is an award-winning archaeological treasure in the heart …

The New Year comes with a full calendar of events at the Derby Public Library and an ever-evolving cycle of book recommendations and special notices. The best way to stay in touch with all the latest information from your local library is to sign up for the monthly email newsletter. Regular newsletter followers will find …

Writers and poets have condemned the arrest of award-winning Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, held without charge for alleged offensive communication. Security forces arrested him earlier Tuesday this week after Kakwenza criticized the government. Uganda Poets Association president Ronald Sekajja said Kakwenza’s arrest is intended to heighten fear among writers. Unknown Ugandan forces arrested the award-winning …

Road travel has increased dramatically when other forms of traditional travel were not an option due to the pandemic. Millions of households have taken to camping and discovered what many of us have known for a long time. Camping is for everyone, young and old. It’s a wonderful way to connect with family, create memories, …

Noosa photographer Liz Harlin won a Silver Award at the 2021 Asia Pacific Photography Awards for her ethereal underwater portrayal of a pregnant woman. Organized by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography, the Asia Pacific Photography Awards celebrate and promote the diversity of photographic genres around the world. Liz’s award was in the Maternity …

For 19 years, the Visiting Writers series has drawn nationally recognized authors to campus. As the constraints of the pandemic necessitated a format change for fall 2021, two writers – award-winning novelist Yaa Gyasi and poet Victoria Chang – visited for virtual readings on Zoom. But there’s more to the series than inviting guest speakers …

Publishing – like just about every other business in these times of a pandemic – has experienced supply chain issues. Therefore, books for holiday gifts may be more difficult to find this year. Ironically and also because of COVID-19, many new titles have been delayed from 2020 and given release dates in 2021, so there …

Following the presentation of her book titled Pitch Mastery in the United States of America, Denmark, Canada and other Western countries, Chioma Ogbudimkpa, the award-winning business mentor, recently welcomed a select audience to the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, at the Nigerian edition of its book unveiling. The event saw a presentation of …

Remark Dara healy Just now – We were mortified that we had to dance on concrete with bare feet. The space for dressing us was tight and if we had to use the bathroom, well, it was in a completely different place. The villagers did their best to make us feel comfortable. They weren’t used …

Image used for illustration purposes only. Gulf today, Journalist Prepare to savor the writing, cuisine, art of Spain and immerse yourself in the unique facets of its contemporary cultural scene at the 2021 Sharjah International Book Fair, which honors and celebrates the nation as as guest of honor of its 40th edition, which will take …

In 2007, Amitav Ghosh released his famous novel, The Glass Palace, of consideration for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, citing his objection to the use of the term “community” and the colonial history associated with it as the reason for its withdrawal. Throughout his career, the award-winning writer has observed the world around him with a …

By BAMUTURAKI MUSINGUZI Ugandan journalist and novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, imprisoned and tortured by security guards for his book The Greedy Barbarian, won the 2021 International Writer of Courage award. Rukirabashaija was chosen by Zimbabwean Tsitsi Dangarembga, award-winning novelist, playwright, filmmaker and activist and winner of this year’s PEN Pinter Prize. The International Writer of Courage …

An epic experience awaits at Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa, which debuts in style on December 7, 2021! With the perfect balance of energy and relaxation, guests can design their perfect stay where city chic meets daring opulence. Be in the know with this scoop on what makes Breathless Cancun Soul so unique. Cosmopolitan …

CHATHAM, NY – Like so many traditional events in 2020, the FilmColumbia Festival was lost due to the pandemic. It returns this month, however, essentially picking up where it left off. If you are going to FilmColumbia 2021 What: 22nd FilmColumbia Festival, showcasing a selection of films from major studios and independent, including an array …

Now that the Great Holy Days are over, I am studying a new “sacred” text. I’m talking about the award-winning Apple TV Plus series, “Ted Lasso”. Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) is a Midwestern college football coach who is recruited to coach AFC Richmond, a British football team. Except, of course, that British football is football. …

Travelers from all over the world in search of new destinations to explore are increasingly looking underwater, where a growing assortment of luxury experiences await. Some are offered in conjunction with a beach resort or on stilts, while others offer intrepid adventurers the chance to channel their inland ocean explorer, diving hundreds of feet below …

Picture this: you are a passionate explorer in the prime of your life, eager to study the depths of the oceans, save the planet, and discover some of the wildest places on Earth. When traveling aboard your superyacht, you want to feel at home, surrounded by the most comfortable and luxurious amenities. But, once you …

Between work, family and maintaining your social life, going about your day can be physically and mentally exhausting. This is why it is important to take the time to escape and find a place of balance and equilibrium. Pack your bags and lock in your schedule, because you’ll love to relax at one of these …

Award-winning novelist Katy Yocom will read an excerpt from her work next week at the University of Pittsburgh in Bradford. The reading, which is part of the university’s Spectrum arts series, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on September 29 in the hall of Mukaiyama University. Reading is free and open to the public, but …

Rosalie Maggio, La Crescenta, Calif., Died on September 18, 2021 after a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. Arrangements are made with Solace Cremation and Funeral Home, Los Angeles, California. Services will take place at a later date. Born November 8, 1943 in Victoria, Texas, to Irene Cecilia Nash Maggio and Paul Joseph Maggio, DDS, she …

In 2016, when Ram Lal Joshi’s self-published non-fiction book “Aina” received the Madan Puraskar, Nepal’s most respected Nepalese Book Award, Joshi’s life changed overnight. Before the award, very few people knew Joshi, a resident of Dhangadhi, and his work. After winning the award, Joshi’s book began to stand on its own, and he found himself …

I was delighted to have the chance to review Perplexity. Richard Powers is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Perplexity had been shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 (and is now on the final list). The conversation on this book was likely to be as big as any literary fiction release this year and I had …

Steve Dunford, Killala and Castlebar, whose deaths took place today. PHOTO: JOHN O’GRADY Posted: Sat, Sep 18, 2021, 6:59 PM Last update: Sat, Sep 18, 2021, 9:46 PM The death of Steve Dunford, Killala, and formerly of Marian Row, Castlebar, has sparked tremendous sense of loss across the county. The deceased was a retired author, …

The universe of superheroes is becoming more diverse than ever, and award-winning graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is at the center of the new adventure. As always, he brings more Latinx representation to the pages of his comics. Miranda-Rodriguez is the creator of La Borinqueña, an original superhero character who made her comic book debut in …

Divers complete underwater cleanup of the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe; The 72 mile effort continues … INCLINE VILLAGE, – An extraordinary effort to salvage thousands of pounds of trash from the 72 mile shoreline of Lake Tahoe has reached its first major milestone. A professional and volunteer scuba diving team led by the nonprofit …

Jk rowling today called a Twitter troll who tweeted a death threat against her claiming unsuccessful attempts to undo it following comments she made about transgender issues left critics “only one place to go.” An account titled ‘Sam (Egocom Arc)’ told the author last night: ‘Wish you a nice pipe bomb in the mailbox [sic]’. …

Each month we’ll highlight some of the most popular books from the past year. “Applaud when you land” by Elizabeth Acevedo Elizabeth Acevedo won the 2020 Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction with a powerful verse novel about love, loss and family. Camino and Yahaira Rios didn’t even know they were sisters until their …

Minnesota novelist Lin Enger will discuss his new book, “American Gospel,” from noon to 1 pm Monday, July 12, live on the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Facebook page. According to the book’s description, on a small lakeside farm in the woods of northern Minnesota, an old man awaits the Rapture, which God says …

Tribune press service Amritsar, June 26 The Majha House hosted an event where renowned writers were invited to read excerpts from their memoirs. The event moderated by Preeti Gill, founder of Majha House, invited prominent names like renowned scholar and music exponent Madan Gopal Singh, renowned writer and psychiatrist Anirudh Kala, author Pratyaksha, Madiha Arsalan, …