Military Ceremony in Gaza

Hamas Designated As A Terrorist Group By Egyptian Court

Cairo, Egypt- A court in Egypt has recently ruled that Hamas is to be considered a terrorist organization. Hamas is an Islamic group that resides mostly in the Gaza strip. The group was already at a bad relationship with the Egyptian government when the former president of the country, Mohammed Morsy, was ousted from office in a coup last 2013. The change in leadership angered the group which made them launch several attacks and protests in Egypt.
The Egyptian former president was a devout member of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood is an Islamist political organization and it has a deep bond with the Hamas organization. When Morsy was kicked out of office in the summer of 2013, the Muslim Brotherhood was labeled as a terrorist group several months later.

Egypt as a mediator between Israel and Pakistan

Hamas leaders and members condemned the decision made by the Egyptian court. The spokesperson for the terror organization said that the decision was not foreseen and one that is dangerous targeting the people of Palestine. He further stated that Egypt’s judgment will deeply hurt the reputation of Egypt.

Egypt has been a neutral nation to the bickering between Israel and Palestine. For years it has played a very important role in the peace negotiations between the warring parties. Egypt’s reputation was that one that is impartial. With the new high court ruling, this will surely create a new turn for the mediator role of Egypt.
The Egyptian court that made the ruling is the Urgent Matters Court. The court decision was based on evidences that Hamas supported insurgents and have series of attacks in the Sinai Peninsula. This region has been under hostility for recently.

On another note, the armed wing of the terror group, al Qassam Brigades, was also ruled as a terrorist group by Egypt’s Urgent Matters Court last month.


Hamas is an organization founded in Palestine. It is a Palestinian Islamic group but has been designated by several countries to be a terrorist group. Among the countries that expressed blatant comments that the group is terroristic as evidenced by their activities are the United States, Australia, Japan, Israel, United Kingdom and Canada. In Jordan, the government prohibits the entry of Hamas members. In other countries such as China, Iran, Qatar and Turkey, the organization is not perceived as a terrorist organization.


Luxury Now More Affordable Thanks To Premium Packaging

For brand owners, they follow two major principles in order to follow their quest to have a more premium appeal to the consumers. The first principle is that changes in packaging are something that cannot be avoided, will happen constantly and must be expected to be a success upon introduction. The second principle is that premium packaging will go a long way. When a product is presented in such as way that exceeded the expectations of the customer, the luxury aspect that comes with it will ensure that the consumers will be loyal to the brand.

The challenge is that premium has been viewed in different ways over the years since the tastes of the customers and their preference are also evolving. In that aspect, premium packaging does not only refer to packaging made with heavy duty materials but it also entails convenience as well as sustainability. The main goal of the brand owners is to attract the customers with a luxury they can indulge with daily with the help of premium packaging. In order to do this, businesses must also take note of the latest trends in consumer preference to make their market stronger. This can be accomplished by investing in the proper materials as well as using the right formats.

Companies must work closely with their respective suppliers in order for them to reap the rewards that comes the use of technology in many aspects of packaging such as containers, printers, materials and the equipment that will be used to handle all the processes mentioned.

The Great Recession was not the beginning of the luxury packaging but because of that specific economic downfall that happened in the last decade, the industry is looking for other approach to grow. During those times, the customers’ mindset is focused on saving and not spending thus the business have to do something by innovating their products. This way, the customers will be attracted to by products that are not only affordable but also high quality. For high quality and luxurious looking packaging materials, visit the website

The Importance Of Proper Aeration To Prevent Fish Kill

The Importance Of Proper Aeration To Prevent Fish Kill

If you have been sitting inside a car under the summer heat, it is very likely that you will feel a momentary loss of oxygen. The same holds true for fishes when there is lack of dissolved oxygen in the pond. Most of the fish kills that have been associated with low oxygen levels usually occur in small ponds during later summer. Fish kill can also occur on any body of water or a section thereof but it more common is small fish ponds in private properties.

According to Erick Brinkman of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in Hope, fishes are known as cold blooded creatures so that their metabolism rises with temperature. Higher metabolism means more activity and higher demand for oxygen. Summer also means an abundance of vegetation, phytoplankton and zooplankton that use up oxygen in the ponds. Plants are sources of oxygen when they create sugar during photosynthesis but when they burn the sugars to survive; they tend to use whatever oxygen is available.

When there is an overabundance of fishes, insects and plankton, a lot of oxygen can be consumed particularly at night or during prolonged periods of cloudy weather when there is no sunlight that will aid photosynthesis. You will notice that fish kills occurs in the early morning or just before sunup when the supply of oxygen is at it’s lowest. However, no matter the reason for the low oxygen supply, the solution to prevent fish kill is aeration.

Hatcheries and fish farms have the right equipment in the form of a paddle-wheel aerator that can efficiently return oxygen to the system. However, small ponds without proper aeration equipment can make do with an aeration fountain that can cause disturbance. The fountain aerator can minimize the loss of oxygen and prevent water from stratifying. When water stratifies, it forms two distinct layers; an upper layer that is warmer and contains oxygen and a lower layer that is cold and contains little to no oxygen.

Solair Group in Western Australia is a leading expert in pond and lake management to ensure the health and well being of aquatic life. High efficiency aerators allow a more thorough oxygenation to develop ideal habitats for fishes.


An Exhibit Consists of Furniture Made Out Of Damaged Trees Due To Storms

Harold Greene, now a well known furniture designer in Los Angeles, recounted the story of how he used to create toys using only scrap of woods he can find around his childhood house at Southern California.

It was in November 30 of 2011 that a windstorm came to the Los Angeles County and destroyed thousands of trees in the process. Greene together with nine other members of the Box Collective, a group based in Los Angeles and made up of furniture designers as well as makers that are devoted to the environmental, decided to do what comes naturally for all of them. They started collecting all the wood that are part of the fallen trees and then started to turn them into furniture and works of art.

All the finished products as well as the Chaise Lounge that was created by Greene, the 63 year old designer, has been gathered to be shown off to the latest exhibit called Windfall at the Craft and Folk Are Museum. The show launched two months ago in May and they are set to operate until the 4th of September.

Included in the exhibit are varieties of work including end tables, bowls and benches.

According to Greene, the exhibit is vital because it shows how sustainable materials can be used and it is also telling he public that there are endless possibilities when they plant trees in their surroundings. Greene used to be a firefighter and he has been designing furniture from the year 1979.

When the West was visited by the windstorm in 2011, the total damage it left in its wake amounts to $34 million and the northeastern part of Los Angeles County took the hardest hit. Trees as well as tangled branches caused damages to properties including houses and vehicles. In Arcadia alone, the damaged was inflicted on around 2,000 trees while hundreds of them are from the Botanic Garden and the Los Angeles County Arboretum.

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Bitcoin Value To Surpass $800 After Brexit

Bitcoin Value To Surpass $800 After Brexit

There has been a considerable amount of increase in the bitcoin price after the result of the brexit voting was announced compared to the value it has before the voting begun. The bitcoin is a known digital currency and there have been slight decrease to its value the few weeks leading to the Brexit voting and a considerable drop in the price was even recorded the weekend before the Brexit vote. Once the result of the Brexit has been announced, it has bounced back to its feet with a higher amount than before.

Many of the members of the bitcoin community and those interested in the digital currency view it as one of the safest asset to have which is considered to be as valuable as gold. Gold as well as bitcoin are instruments in the world of financing. The only difference they have with the other financial instruments is that these two assets depend greatly on the current state of the global market but both affected in different ways. As soon as Brexit came into the picture after the majority of the people in Britain chose to abandon the European Union, the market is experiencing a great decline. Though many currencies are affected by the Brexit decision, the most affected once are euro and the pound sterling. While the market experiences decline and suffers greatly, the same cannot be said with gold and bitcoin since both of this financial instruments have their values higher than before the Brexit result was out. In fact, bitcoin has a higher percentage of increase compared to gold after the result of the Brexit was announced to the public.

The value of the digital currency is expected to continue to rise as the aftereffect of the Brexit vote which is good news for bitcoin miners. On the other hand, there will be higher demand for the bitcoin as the market opens its door once more. It is expected that majority of the investors will have their eyes on safe assets such as gold and bitcoin rather than lose their money with the current market fail.


Similan Islands Is A Diving Destination; Fishing Is Not Allowed

Similan Islands is a group of islands that can be found in the Andaman Sea that has become rather famous because of its diving sites. The island is also famous for the wide variety and abundance of its marine life, rock formations and coral reefs in different shapes and forms. Mo Ko Similan, the largest island, has been declared as a national park whose natural resources must be protected and conserved.

A liveaboard diving boat with a group of Hong Kong spear fishermen was recently banned from entering the national part for 30 days after photographs of their bounty went viral in social media. The Hong Kong fishermen fished in the Andaman Sea aboard their boat and they took photographs of the marine life and posted it online. The boat that was used by the Hong king fishermen was named Panunee, a 5-star luxury liveaboard vessel.

However, it was verified that the fishermen did not fish in the waters of the national park. The boat was registered as a tour boat, not a fishing boat since the company that owned the luxury boat was not allowed to support a fishing activity. According to the chief of Mo Ko Similan National Park, Nut Kongkasorn, it certainly does not matter whoever owns the equipment since the company is held responsible for allowing fishing equipment on board the boat and for it being used.

The company that owns the boat, Panunee Sea Master Co Ltd has recently announced that they will be moving the base of their operations to Indonesia. They admit to taking the ban seriously and they are still investigating the staff why fishing equipment was included in the diving trip.

Similan islands liveaboard is the best way to explore the beauty of Andaman Sea. Diving trips are offered through liveaboard cruises so that divers can explore the underwater world. There are also boats suitable for beginners who want to try their hand at scuba diving. Professional divers are available to share their expertise and to provide encouragement to the beginners. Learning to dive while on the Similan islands is an experience that you will not easily forget.

halving party

What Takes Place In A Halving Party For Bitcoin

A halving party was recently held in New York by Digital Currency Group, an investment firm, and Barclays, leading in banking in the United Kingdom. The party was consists of a large amount of visualizations regarding bitcoin data as well as food and drinks.

The combination of the three – food, party and bitcoin data – may be considered as rare but it has been conducted in many occasions following the announcement all over the globe that the bitcoin miners will be getting rewards in half the usual amount for verifying bitcoin transactions. The announcement was made last week thus the parties started popping up and in increasing frequency.

For some who don’t understand, they may consider the current happenings to be a worrisome event since the reward for the miners will be half the usual bitcoins and this is to make sure that the bitcoin network remains stable. For experts in the field of the digital currency, they recognize it as a strategy in order to limit the digital currency that is currently circulating in the digital world as well as to make sure there is no great inflation happening in the process.

According to the co-host of the party that was held in New York, these parties are done not because bitcoin is gaining popularity and recognition as a blossoming technology but because the people that have invested in it recognized that there is beauty in the philosophy of the digital currency which is decentralization.

According to the director of the Digital Currency Group, Meltem Demirors, bitcoin was considered an experiment and technology and continue to remains so. It is also considered a social experiment. At first, it was a community with people who have the same passion regarding the philosophy that bitcoins represents. Up until this day, the community remains to be devoted to the philosophical principles surrounding the digital currency.

There are parties held all over the globe including Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, The Netherlands and the United States among many others. It was noted that the party in Australia held by Melbourne Bitcoin Technology Center decided to give free bitcoins during the said event.

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