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

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.

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.

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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.

Bangkok’s Tallest Skyscraper For The Super Luxury Segment

Bangkok’s Tallest Skyscraper For The Super Luxury Segment

The 77-story MahaNakhon skyscraper in Bangkok is already on the final stages of completion and by September, tenants will start to move in to their respective units. The tower is located in the upmarket Silom/Sathorn district and boasts of a pixelated façade that glistens like a glass curtain with a spiral effect. MahaNakhon will be the tallest skyscraper in Bangkok’s skyline with 209 Ritz-Carlton units ranging in price from $1.4 million to $10 million. The skyscraper with its notable architectural design is considered to be the most expensive condominium in Bangkok.

Will wealthy foreigners be willing enough to part away with their money to buy a unit in the MahaNakhon condominium or is Sorapoj Techakraisri crazy? Techakraisri believes that in spite of Thailand’s economic challenges, Bangkok is on the verge of metamorphosis. He looks at Bangkok as the alternative to Singapore which is financial and business hub in Southeast Asia. If Thailand hopes to attract the interest of rich expatriates, it important to provide them with high end amenities that MahaNakhon promises. Money is not a problem to the wealthy and they are willing to spend for their comfort and convenience.

Projects with the level of super luxury offered by MahaNakhon did not exist in Thailand because developers lacked the confidence to aim high. However, political and economic problems do not affect a high-end buyer that is why demand has remained high in spite of last August’s terrorist bombing and the 2-year martial law imposed by the government. Once Thailand gets over the present situation, demand will even be higher

High end condos that cater to the super luxury segment in Bangkok are booming with a price range of $8,400 to $9,900 per square feet of space. It is estimated that by 2019, around 2,400 super luxury units will be available in Bangkok. The filthy rich will pay for a Bangkok property in the right location particularly if it offers first rate service and property management.

If you are searching for a condo for rent Bangkok, there are more desirable units with two or three bedrooms that are not extra luxurious. The condos offer amenities according to your lifestyle where you need not invest a fortune.

Spotify’s Claim Answered By Apple

Spotify’s Claim Answered By Apple

Last week, Apple has answered the claim of Spotify that the US company is stopping the growth of its app because it has not allowed the iPhone application of the Swedish firm to be updated by Apple users. The two are known competitors in the music streaming industry. The war between the two firms started last year after the launching of Apple of its own music streaming service called Apple Music. Now the two are battling for customers on both music streaming services.

Upon launching of Apple’s own music streaming service, there have been a lot of complains from various companies including Spotify. The Swedish firm expressed how Apple has an unfair advantage since it is already earning 30 per cent from the subscriptions in its App Store.

According to the general counsel of Spotify, Horacio Gutierrez, they feel the same thus the company sent Apple a letter that contains their sentiment regarding the decision of the company to deny the latest version upgrade of their Spotify app in the App Store.

According to the general counsel of Apple, Bruce Sewell, it is only right that the firm is receiving a cut from the dealings since the company is the one responsible in the marketplace’s operation. This statement was included in a letter sent by the company to Gutierrez, according to the report of Reuters, a news agency. Sewell explained that the treatment of Apple to Spotify is the same as the other app developer that are in their market.

According to the letter sent by Sewell, the company recognizes the desire of Spotify to have been accorded with special treatment as well as protection from the other competitors on the marketplace but Apple is true to its aim in giving equal treatment to all the app developers.

Gutierrez expressed that the move of Apple to reject the upgrade on the app of Spotify is questionable considering the competition law that is being implemented in the United States as well as in Europe. Just like any mobile app development in Singapore, Apple found some issues in the upgrade that was sent by Spotify to Apple.

 

4 Unorthodox And Effective Tips For Job Hunters

4 Unorthodox And Effective Tips For Job Hunters

A troubled economy can definitely make job hunting a challenge but all it takes is a little perseverance, consistency and coupled with new and better job searching technologies, you’ll find numerous jobs that you can apply to.

If you think about it, job hunting has been made much easier as compared to many decades back. With just one click of a mouse, you’d get access to numerous job openings online. However, finding job openings and applying for open positions does not guarantee that you’d get the job. In the end, it will all be up to chance and the strength of your application and qualifications.

But if you’re a job hunter and is looking to improve your chances of finding a job and getting employed, maybe the key to doing that is thinking outside the box. Here are 5 unorthodox yet highly effective tips for job hunters that may help you out.

  1. Accept your limitations. This means that you acknowledge your vulnerability and realize that a little help from others can go a long way. Most people think that in order to get the job they want, they must prove capable of independence and doing things on their own. However, you must realize that doing that can also be limiting that is why you must seek out the help and advice from other people as well.
  2. Develop your passion. People often say that you should follow your passion. This isn’t wrong in any way. However, people often find success if they choose a career outside of their interests and develop a passion for it. This is because it is much easier to become happy with a job if you’ve developed a passion for it.
  3. Start by listening. During interviews, most applicants focus on conveying messages to the employers that they forget the importance of listening.
  4. Refrain from applying for a job immediately. Once you find a job BKK, don’t send an application right away. It would be better if you learn more about the company. Visit their website and try to engage in conversation with some of their employees. Don’t forget to throw in some compliments and ask advice so that before you send an application, you would’ve already built a good relationship with the people there.
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