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Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. Ait-Ben-Haddou, in Ouarzazate province, is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. Located in the foothills on the southern slopes of the High Atlas in the Province of Ouarzazate, the site of Ait-Ben-Haddou is the most famous ksar in the Ounila Valley. The Ksar of Aït-Ben-Haddou is a striking example of southern Moroccan architecture. The ksar is a mainly collective grouping of dwellings. Inside the defensive walls which are reinforced by angle towers and pierced with a baffle gate, houses crowd together - some modest, others resembling small urban castles with their high angle towers and upper sections decorated with motifs in clay brick - but there are also buildings and community areas. It is an extraordinary ensemble of buildings offering a complete panorama of pre-Saharan earthen construction techniques. The oldest constructions do not appear to be earlier than the 17th century, although their structure and technique were propagated from a very early period in the valleys of southern Morocco. The site was also one of the many trading posts on the commercial route linking ancient Sudan to Marrakesh by the Dra Valley and the Tizi-n'Telouet Pass. Architecturally, the living quarters form a compact grouping, closed and suspended. The community areas of the ksar include a mosque, a public square, grain threshing areas outside the ramparts, a fortification and a loft at the top of the village, an caravanserai, two cemeteries (Muslim and Jewish) and the Sanctuary of the Saint Sidi Ali or Amer. The Ksar of Ait- Ben-Haddou is a perfect synthesis of earthen architecture of the pre-Saharan regions of Morocco. Criterion (iv): The Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou is an eminent example of a ksar in southern Morocco illustrating the main types of earthen constructions that may be observed dating from the 17th century in the valleys of Dra, Todgha, Dadès and Souss. Criterion (v): The Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou illustrates the traditional earthen habitat, representing the culture of southern Morocco, which has become vulnerable as a result of irreversible socio-economic and cultural changes Integrity (2009) All the structures comprising the ksar are located within the boundaries of the property and the buffer zone protects its environment. The earthen buildings are very vulnerable due to lack of maintenance and regular repair resulting from the abandonment of the ksar by its inhabitants. The CERKAS (Centre for the conservation and rehabilitation of the architectural heritage of atlas and sub-atlas zones) monitors, with difficulty, respect for the visual integrity of the property. Authenticity (2009) In comparison to other ksour of the region, the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou has preserved its architectural authenticity with regard to configuration and materials. The architectural style is well preserved and the earthen constructions are perfectly adapted to the climatic conditions and are in harmony with the natural and social environment. The large houses in the lower part of the village, with well conserved decorative motifs, are regularly maintained. The construction materials used still remain earth and wood. The inclination to introduce cement has so far been unsuccessful, thanks to the continued monitoring of the «Comité de contrôle des infractions» (Rural Community, Town Planning Division, Urban Agency, CERKAS). Only a few lintels and reinforced concrete escaped its vigilance, but they have been hidden by earthen rendering. Particular attention is also paid to doors and windows giving on to the lanes, to ensure that the wood is not replaced by metal. Protection and management requirements (2009) Protection measures essentially relate to the different laws for the listing of historic monuments and sites, in particular the Law 22-80 concerning Moroccan heritage. The Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou currently has a five-year management plan (2007-2012). This management plan is the result of two years of reflection and workshops involving all the persons and institutions concerned with the future of the site, in particular the local populations. The recommendations of this plan are being implemented. Furthermore, two management committees have been established (a local committee and a national one) in which all the parties are represented and cooperate in decision-making. As well as managing the property, CERKAS ensures coordination in the implementation of this management plan. visit our site for more informations...
How do UK Start-up Visa Endorsing bodies evaluate Start ups
The Home Office introduced the ‘Start-up visa UK’ effective from April 2019. In several respects, the start-up visa replaces the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa. The Start-up visa category is best fitted to prospective entrepreneurs with no previous business experience. Applicants under this route don't require any funds to take a position in their business at this stage. In other words, it's a one-time visa granted for two years to explore and develop your business within the UK. On top of everything, you'll also support yourselves by taking over employment additionally to performing on your business. The one major aspect of this visa category is that the UK Start-up Visa endorsing bodies. The UK endorsing bodies are typical support units that provide nurturing to entrepreneurs to urge their businesses up and running. Endorsing bodies include leading education institutions, incubators, accelerators, government agencies, and business development organizations. These UK endorsing bodies also assist to acquire UK Innovator Visa, as these UK Innovator Endorsing bodies are gateways for fixing a business within the UK. While evaluating an application for a UK Innovator Visa and Start-up visa within the UK, there are certain pointers that the endorsing bodies check out before making a choice . These aren't fixed norms, but the evaluation is on an identical line. The questions that an endorsing body will search for a solution before making a choice would come with – Whether the candidate possesses a real , original business plan that meets new or existing market needs and/or creates a competitive advantage? Whether the business offering has more worth than merely competing with similar local traders? Is the idea of bringing something new the pre-existing business for UK/global business market? Does the applicant have, or are they actively developing, the required skills, knowledge, and knowledge and market awareness to run the business successfully? Whether the business incorporates a long-term plan? Is there evidence of market research? Whether there's a portrayal of evidence of structured planning and potential for job creation and growth into national markets? Does the business carry a possible for growth? Note: Applicants who were in Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) category before it closed may have to be endorsed for his or her second year within the Start-up category. If are an equivalent endorsing body as in their previous Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) application, you are doing not got to confirm that their business idea meets the standards above. Instead, your endorsement must confirm that they still have a real and credible business venture (as required under the previous category). Applicants who have completed two years on the start-up visa can then apply for Innovator visa if they are eligible or switch to other visa routes that they may have eligibility for. If you are interested in starting a business in the UK or would like to ascertain your eligibility to apply for start-up visa you can contact our UK Start-Up Visa Immigration experts at info@smi.legal or call us on +91 98191 27002.
Khám phá 4 lễ hội ẩm thực Mỹ lớn nhất
Lựa chọn chuyến khám phá lễ hội ẩm thực Mỹ lớn nhất sẽ giúp du khách được tận hưởng bầu không khí sôi động và thưởng thức hương vị của những món ăn ngon địa phương. Có rất nhiều lễ hội ẩm thực được tìm thấy ở quốc gia rộng lớn này và dưới đây là 4 lễ hội lớn nhất. Những lễ hội ẩm thực ở Mỹ lớn nhất không chỉ là nơi để khám phá văn hóa địa phương mà còn giúp du khách được thưởng thức hương vị ẩm thực thơm ngon. Trên khắp nước Mỹ có rất nhiều lễ hội, sự kiện về ẩm thực được tổ chức thường niên và quanh năm. Vì thế khi mua vé máy bay đi Mỹ hãy chú ý thời gian để không bỏ lỡ những lễ hội ẩm thực đặc sắc của quốc gia này nhé! Taste of Chicago Taste of Chicago là một trong những lễ hội ẩm thực Mỹ lớn nhất được tổ chức vào tháng 7 hàng năm tại công viên Grant. Lễ hội này không có giá vé trọn gói mà mở cửa miễn phí và những vị khách có thể mua vé riêng để trả tiền cho đồ ăn, thức uống. Có nhiều gian hàng khác nhau, phục vụ hơn 300 món ăn truyền thống cũng như quốc tế, mang đến một khung cảnh ăn uống tuyệt vời. Taste of Chicago là một lễ hội lớn thu hút nhiều người tham gia Eat Drink SF Đây là một lễ hội về rượu vang và đồ ăn hàng đầu ở vùng vịnh San Francisco, được tổ chức ở The Midway khu vực Dogpatch của thành phố. Lễ hội này được thành lập bởi hiệp hội nhà hàng Cổng Vàng với các đơn vị cung cấp được lựa chọn kỹ lưỡng. Chính vì thế, khi tham gia vào lễ hội ở San Francisco này bạn sẽ có được trải nghiệm ăn uống khó quên. Feast Portland Feast Portland là một lễ hội ẩm thực Mỹ lớn nhất được tổ chức tại thành phố Portland bang Oregon vào tháng 9 hàng năm. Trong lễ hội này có 50 sự kiện nhỏ được tổ chức tập trung tại khu vực trung tâm thành phố. Một trong những sự kiện đặc biệt chính là trận chiến giữa các nhà hàng ở bờ đông và bờ tây sông Tom McCall, với sự tham gia của nhiều đầu bếp nổi tiếng. Du khách sẽ được thưởng thức nhiều món ngon khi tham gia lễ hội này Chow Chow Lễ hội Chow Chow được tổ chức ở Asheville – Bắc Carolina vào tháng 9 hàng năm là một sự kiện để kỷ niệm món thịt lợn muối chua truyền thống của vùng. Lễ hội này tập trung vào văn hóa ẩm thực sáng tạo của miền Nam Appalachia, hứa hẹn sẽ mang đến cho du khách một trải nghiệm khó quên. Lễ hội rượu và ẩm thực New York, lễ hội ẩm thực và rượu vang Key West, Devour Phoenix,… là một số lễ hội ẩm thực Mỹ lớn nhất khác mà bạn có thể lựa chọn để khám phá. Mỗi lễ hội sẽ được tổ chức vào khoảng thời gian khác nhau, vì thế hãy xác định lễ hội muốn tham gia và liên hệ đại lý EVA Air: https://www.evaairways-vn.com/ để nhận tư vấn về hành trình cụ thể.
Making BabyCakes NYC's Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies
Erin McKenna's BabyCakes bakery in New York's Lower East Side is a much beloved destination among the vegan foodie community - so much so that after much demand, she opened yet another similar and completely successful sister bakeries, simply named Erin McKenna's, is both Los Angeles and Orlando. What makes these baked goods so popular? Well, first off, everything in the bakery is vegan - and that's not all! From cupcakes to waffles to even freshly baked doughnuts, Erin makes sure there's something available for every diet or possible allergy, never using refined sugars, gluten/wheat, soy, dairy, or egg. Somehow, magically, they're amazing! Don't believe me? Her cookbook, BabyCakes Covers The Classics, is a continuous bestseller! When I went to BabyCakes NYC for the first time in 2009, I went for the cupcakes, but ended up falling completely in love with their chocolate chip sandwich cookies. They were two large chocolate chip cookies sandwiching candy-colored frosting in a way that was equally light and indulgent. What I love is that, in this aforementioned cookbook, Erin gave fans the recipe for making this at home. She even stopped off on Martha Stewart's television show to demonstrate! Try this out at home, as this is a terrific recipe on its own or used as a base to freestyle with your own different flavors. The frosting for this one will be vanilla, but in the past, BabyCakes has offered ones with mint flavor or peanut butter inside. This recipe makes 36 cookie sandwiches, so even if you steal a bunch for yourself (which you'll want to), there's still plenty to share! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ BabyCakes NYC's Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies For the Cookies: 1 cup coconut oil 6 Tablespoons homemade applesauce or store-bought unsweetened applesauce 1 teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract 1 and 1/4 cups evaporated cane juice 2 cups Bob's Red Mill gluten-free all-purpose baking flour 1/4 cup flax meal 1 teaspoon baking sode 1 and 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum 1 cup vegan chocolate chips For the Frosting: 3/4 cup rice milk or unsweetened soy milk 3/4 cup dry rice milk powder or dry soy milk powder 1 tablespoon coconut flour 1/4 cup agave nectar 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups coconut oil, melted and cooled 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1. Preheat the oven to 325. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 2. In a medium bowl, mix together the oil, applesauce, salt, vanilla and cane juice. In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, flax meal, baking soda and xanthan gum. Using a rubber spatula, carefully add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until a grainy dough is formed. Gently fold in the chocolate chips just until they are evenly distributed throughout the dough. 3. Using a melon baller, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the portions 1 inch apart. Gently press each with the heel of your hand to help them spread. Bake the cookies on the center rack for 15 minutes, rotating the sheets 180 degrees after 9 minutes. The finished cookies will be crisp on the edges and soft in the center. 4. Let the cookies stand on the sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack and cool completely before frosting. 5. In the jar of a blender or bowl of a food processor, combine soy milk, soy powder, coconut flour, agave nectar, and vanilla. Blend ingredients for 2 minutes. With machine running, slowly add oil and lemon juice, alternating between the two until both are fully incorporated. 6. Frost the underside of a cookie and sandwich it with the other. Optionally, roll these cookies in sprinkles or miniature chocolate chips!
Koreatown LA: Desserts, Desserts, & More Desserts!
One of my East Coast friends is flying to LA this summer and staying in Koreatown. Since I'm a San Diegan that sometimes heads up to LA on weekends, she asked me what to eat and where to go when visiting K-Town. Being that we've got a whole bunch of K-Entertainment fans on here, I figured it might be useful to list places for ALL of you - so if and when you're in California, you know where to visit to try some delicious food. I figured I'd start off with a card dedicated to some of my all-time favorite Koreatown desserts! Bingsu @ Cafe Heyri 755 S Hobart Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90005 There's plenty of places to get Korean-style shaved ice in Koreatown, but none of them have the variety of Cafe Heyri. There's traditional red bean (pat) bingsu, melon, green tea, coffee, chocolate, and - my personal favorite - seasonal fruit (pictured above)! Macaron Ice Cream @ HAUS by Coffee Hunter 3826 W 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90020 A growing trend in dessert cafes is the ice cream macaron - an ice cream sandwich made by layering ice cream between two very big macaron shells. Not only is HAUS' version my absolute favorite, but if you're a K-Pop fan, this cafe's got massive flat-screen TVs that play all your favorite music videos while you eat! Bungeoppang @ Okrumong 3801 W 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90020 Not only is Okrumong famous for its incredible take on traditional patbingsu, but it's also one of the few places in Koreatown where you can get a basket fresh bungeoppang - fish-shaped waffle-like breads filled with red bean - to share with friends! Animal Donuts @ Fantastic Donuts 1101 S Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90006 You can read a little bit more about these adorable donuts here, but Fantastic Donuts has become pretty Instagram popular for their cute animal and character donut designs. (However, I'd definitely also recommend their cereal-topped ones. The Cinnamon Toast Crunch one almost tastes like a churro!) Honeycomb Ice Cream @ Honeymee 3377 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 116, Los Angeles, CA 90010 I was telling my fellow So.Cal foodie @hmfong that I've never been able to check out Honeymee personally. Why? Because every time I'm in the neighborhood, there's a huge line of customers! How's that for a testament about how locals feel about this simply vanilla soft-serve topped with liquid honey and a generous REAL honeycomb on top? Mochi Ice Cream @ Mikawaya 118 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012 So I'm cheating and throwing in a Little Tokyo wild card - Mikawaya! Chances are, if you've ever had store bought mochi ice cream, it was made by the Mikawaya company. But LA is the only place where you can visit its shop and order some pretty unique mochi ice cream flavors, including plum wine, black sesame, and mint chocolate chip! So which one of these would you be down to try? Have any of you visited Koreatown and have other recommendations? Let me know in the comments below, and for more #FOODPORN, follow my brand new foodie collection #FOODPORN!
Studio Ghibli Film Festival in NYC!
I may or may not be planning my trip to visit family in New Jersey this year around this festival... The film center, East Village Cinema (map) will be hosting 4 Studio Ghibli films on the big screen each weekend in August! I wish they were playing Kiki or Totoro, but I'll take Howl any day! Spirited Away 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku, who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents. - Wiki ;) August 3 - 11:00am August 4 - 7:00pm (Facebook event here!) Howl's Moving Castle A young girl is forced to toil in her parents' hat shop and her only joy is in her occasional meetings with a handsome stranger, Howl the wizard. When a witch sees her happiness, she curses her to become old in a jealous rage. Ashamed and afraid, she flees to Howl's magic moving castle. Will Howl see her for who she really is? - Wiki ;) August 10 - 11:00am August 11 - 7:00pm (Facebook event here!) Tales from Earthsea While seeking the source of their world's imbalance, a teenage prince and a wizard encounter a foe who seeks eternal youth. - Wiki ;) August 17 - 11:00am August 18 - 7:00pm From Up On Poppy Hill Set in Yokohama in 1963, this lovingly hand-drawn film centers on Umi and Shun and the budding romance that develops as they join forces to save their high school's ramshackle clubhouse from demolition. - Wiki ;) August 31 - 11:00am September 1 - 7:00pm For more ticket info you can check it out here :) Maybe see you there~
NHÀ TÙ Ở PHÚ QUỐC - SỬ THI HÀO HÙNG CỦA DÂN TỘC VIỆT NAM
Lật lại những trang lịch sử của chiến tranh Việt Nam. Thì không nhắc đến những trận chiến ác liệt, những chiến dịch đấu tranh mà khiến cả thế giới phải ngã mũ thán phục. Nhưng có lẽ sẽ không thể nào quên đi những nơi kinh hoàng, đã từng là nổi kinh hoàng cho những người đứng lên bảo vệ tổ quốc, trước những thế lực hùng mạnh lúc bấy giờ. Đó là Nhà Tù ở Phú Quốc Nhà tù ở Phú Quốc là nơi giam giữ những chiến sĩ yêu nước, nhằm đàng áp tinh thần đấu tranh của dân tộc ta trong thời kì kháng chiến giặc ngoại xâm. Nơi đây trở thành nỗi sợ hãi trong những năm 1967 - 1973 dưới quyền Mỹ - Ngụy Với những màn tra tấn kinh hoàng, chỉ vỏn vẹn trong 5 năm đã có hơn 4000 người chết, và trăm người bị thương, tàn phế. Những con số trên, đã phản ánh đi sự thật của nơi gọi là "Địa ngục ở trần gian" Ngày nay tại nhà tù ở Phú Quốc được khắc họa lên những bức tượng chi tiết nhất, với hơn 40 kiểu tra tần khác nhau. Trong đó phải kể đến những màn tra tấn dã man như chuồng cọp, chuồng cọp Catso, đốt bộ hạ, đóng đinh... Cũng chính vì sự khắc nghiệt trước thế lực hùng mạnh. Nhưng các chiến sĩ Việt Nam vẫn kiên cường, bất khuất để vượt ngục từ những dụng cụ thô sơ từ muỗng, ca, cà mèn… Cứ như thế, ròng rã suốt 5 tháng những chiến sĩ Việt Nam đã có một cuộc tẩu thoát ra bên ngoài. Và cùng đứng tiếp tục đấu tranh cho sự hòa bình trên mảnh đất Việt Nam Nguồn: Hello Du Lịch Việt Nam
3 Lifestyle Habits that can Cause Acne Breakouts
Your acne is coded in your genes and governed by your hormones. While these two factors are not in your control, your lifestyle which affects your skin equally, IS. Here are the most important lifestyle changes that you can make to reduce your acne breakouts... 1. Clean your mobile phone Your mobile phone is pressed against your cheeks while you chat away with friends. The bacteria from your skin gets transferred on to the screen and stays there till it gets pressed on your skin again. Besides this your phone may have food residue from the time that you were eating and texting and dust from lying on dirty surfaces. If you have acne prone skin, make sure you sanitize the surface of your mobile phone at least once every day. 2. Wash your face less often If you have oily skin which is prone to breakouts, chances are that you are washing your face more than twice daily. That, coupled with acne treatment AHA toners, salicylic acid serums and retinol night creams can over dry your skin. This leads your skin to produce even more oil which in turn feeds acne causing bacteria. Wash your face maximum 3 times a day. Once in the morning when you wake up and shower, once before sleeping at night and an additional time after a workout or outdoor exposure. 3. Reduce your carb intake Refined carbs such as bread, pasta and fried food have a high glycemic index. They increase blood sugar and cause a spike in the hormone Insulin. High glycemic foods are very inflammatory for the body and also disturb your gut bacteria. This in turn disturbs your skin microbiome. Increase your intake of fresh vegetables and salads instead. These are loaded with antioxidants which help your skin in healing faster. If you have been struggling with acne breakouts for a while, getting a little help from your dermatologist could go a long way in getting rid of your acne.