By Naila Huseynli Today, tourism is one of the most profitable sectors of the economy in Azerbaijan. Gabala is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the country. Tufandag is located four kilometers away from Gabala city. Over the past years tourism has rapidly developed in this region, and there are many opportunities for tourists. The city allows visitors to enjoy different extreme sports and tourism activities in the harmony with nature. From the winter months of this year, Paraplane flights became another fun and extreme type of entertainment in Gabala. The region’s nature landscape and the ambiance make this place more favorable space for flights. Flights are carried out from Tufandag every day starting at 10 am and the flight duration is 10-15 minutes, said Alexander Makarov, the organizer of flights in Gabala. Makarov told Trend that both domestic and foreign tourists are interested in flights: “We are carrying out five or six flights per day depending … [Read more...] about Extreme for adventure seeking travelers in Gabala
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Kingsmill Memorial desecrated and tricolour erected in 'sickening attack' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Flowers placed by the families of those killed at the Kingsmill massacre have been desecrated and a tricolour nailed to the memorial. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/kingsmill-memorial-desecrated-and-tricolour-erected-in-sickening-attack-37166713.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37166770.ece/b5be0/AUTOCROP/h342/Kingsmill_Memorial.jpg Email Flowers placed by the families of those killed at the Kingsmill massacre have been desecrated and a tricolour nailed to the memorial. The Kingsmill massacre saw eleven Protestant workmen shot by the IRA in January 1976. Alan Black was the only man to survive the atrocity- one of the most notorious incidents of the Troubles due to the sectarian nature of the attack. UUP councillor David Taylor told the Belfast Telegraph he was made aware of the attack, which occurred overnight, on Monday morning and … [Read more...] about Kingsmill Memorial desecrated and tricolour erected in ‘sickening attack’
opinion Dean Balaes Tennessean Opinion Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Jul 23, 2018 In the face of the notion that government serves the greater good, is the individual damned? Unquestionably, some government officials mean well yet do not have the necessary sensitivity to decide how others should live their lives. Motivated by "good intentions," individuals in government often apply general, broad-stroked laws that, in the name of some "greater good," can leave individuals helpless and harmed. Individuals are crushed in the gears of government's great plans, and left searching in vain for some understanding of their suffering. Every person is exceptional. Often, their needs, wants and hopes do not fit comfortably under government employees’ general notion of the greater good. Nevertheless, in pursuit of government’s relative notion of the greater good, individuals in government permit the destruction of historic communities for luxury apartments, raise rents and … [Read more...] about ‘Greater good’ be damned. Rethink government’s role in your life.
A low-energy house in Lenzie has been shortlisted for a national design award. Claddens Holdings, designed by John Gilbert Architects, is one of nine projects in line to win a Saltire Housing Design Award (single dwelling category), which will be announced today (Wednesday) in Glasgow.An example of a “passivhouse”, the building uses natural materials inside and out to keep the home healthy as well as comfortable. Externally, natural slate and timber without treatment – which will weather to a silver grey –were used to continue the natural design.Judging panel guest chair Allan Little said: “I have been struck by how much effort is being made, in the building of new houses in Scotland, to blend contemporary technologies, materials and styles with the existing character of the environment: rural properties that chime with and respect the landscape; urban developments that place contemporary designs harmoniously in a historically created context, while … [Read more...] about Low-energy Lenzie house in line for design award
World Environment Day is the United Nations' most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. The World Environment Day was marked by a tree-planting campaign held by the Indian Embassy in Baku in collaboration with the Azerbaijani students, the Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Down Syndrome and the Dendrology Park of National Academy of Sciences in Mardakan settlement. Director of Dendrology Institute, Tofig Mammadov joined the action with the staff of the Institute, AzerTag reports. World Environment Day is the United Nations' most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach. It is "people's day" for doing something to take care of the Earth. India is hosting the World Environment Day 2018 and the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi said in a major tree planting event held in … [Read more...] about News.Az — Your Window to the RegionWorld Environment Day marked in Baku