Email By Emily JB Smith Updated March 14, 2018 15:46:34 Photo: The concept plan for Jabiru's proposed lakeside development area. (Supplied: Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation ) Related Story: Jabiru in limbo as governments, miner contemplate town's future Related Story: Residents of mining town flagged for closure have their say on hopes for future Related Story: Ranger mine rehab deal welcomed after Rio Tinto offers $100m clean-up loan Related Story: Jabiru bakery latest victim of mining town's slowdown Related Story: NT Chief Minister urges 'new way forward' on Australia Day Map: Jabiru 0886 The town at the heart of world-famous Kakadu National Park is fast approaching a crossroads that will either see it revived to a "tourism destination in its own right" or demolished completely. Key pointsA group representing Mirarr traditional owners put forward a draft plan to revive JabiruIt hopes stakeholders will sign off on a final plan within three to four monthsNo … [Read more...] about Kakadu National Park’s Jabiru set for revival, draft plans from traditional owners reveal
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Video PlayerClose BRUSSELS, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The dark night sky in Brussels was lit up with dazzling colors as fireworks shot up from its landmark Mini-Europe park on Saturday, as a China-themed fireworks festival added glitter to the 2018 China-European Union (EU) Tourism Year campaign. The China-EU Summit in July 2016 decided to observe 2018 as China-EU Tourism Year and as part of the decision, Mini-Europe is hosting a sound and light show for three Saturdays from Aug. 4 to 18. The park has been festooned with Chinese lanterns bearing images from Sichuan Opera, a traditional opera that originated in China's southwestern Sichuan Province famous for its pandas and hot cuisine. The giant lanterns in the European landmark synthesized two cultures, creating a festive atmosphere. Besides the fireworks, the EU-China Y&Y Team, composed of amateur Chinese dancers living in Belgium, put on a dance show and a display of cheongsams, the traditional Chinese dress well-known for its … [Read more...] about China-themed fireworks festival in Brussels adds glitter to tourism year campaign
What does cinema mean? Well, it means different things to different people. In fact, there has been an ongoing debate in the movie world after American director Martin Scorsese brushed off the superhero genre of films by likening them to theme parks. But, as far as I am concerned, anything that excites, thrills and moves you is art. And believe it or not, Michael Bay movies are sufficiently exciting. And one person can like both Scorsese and Bay, at the same time. In today’s edition of ‘You know you are watching,’ I will be looking at Michael Bay’s style of filmmaking. High-concept films For the uninitiated, this is not as impressive as it sounds. High-concept cinema is usually concerned with the kind of stories that deal with an uncomplicated, basic premise. And since we are talking about Bay here, his narratives are usually motivated by a simple theme which results in his characters pulling off ridiculous stunts (Bad Boys, Bad Boys II, all of the Transformers … [Read more...] about You know you are watching a Michael Bay film if…
From opening a demonstration store for Kodak to test waters of digital photography in the year 2000 to his company posting revenue of $66 million (Rs 453 crore) for the last fiscal, one man has shown that selling photographs is a lucrative business even in an age when everyone carries a mobile phone camera in their pockets. K S Ramakrishnan, founder of Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI), recently sold majority stake in his ‘souvenir photography company’ to Thomas Cook India Group at an enterprise value of $40.6 million, and he remains the managing director and CEO of the firm. Headquartered in Dubai, the company has a presence in 14 countries with a team of 3,700 employees spread across 250 theme parks, resorts, skyscrapers, and leisure attractions, as per its website. “Basically, we capture the most memorable moments of guests – souvenir photography,” Ramakrishnan told ET. The company is betting on technology to keep alive the business of capturing … [Read more...] about The art of selling photography at a time when everybody is a photographer
There’s a new Asterix comic in bookstores. A couple of decades ago, that would have led to people sprinting to their nearest bookshop and trying to get a copy, and then fight off the advances of their friends who would try to borrow it (been there, resisted that). Today, the reaction to this news is basically quizzical from the younger folk, although those born in the sixties and seventies, there still is an inclination to head out to the local book monger or if they happen to be more tech-savvy, log in to Amazon. But by and large, the launch of a new Asterix comic, or an album, as the publishers choose to call it, no longer provokes the sort of bookworm stampede that it once did. The Asterix phenomenon That is because, for many people, these days graphic novels are synonymous with either the Marvel or the DC Universe, and are basically about superheroes. Or if you are more serious, then about political and ethical issues — the sort that Guy de Lisle and Joe Sacco churn out … [Read more...] about Asterix and the Chieftain’s Daughter: New team, old magic, the hero of Gaul is back, by Toutatis!