Morocco Announces Officially Approved Tourist Guides

Taroudant – In its attempt to organize the tourism sector and fight against fake guides (locally known as les “faux guides”) the Moroccan government published the full list of officially approved tourist guides, who are authorized by the touristic delegation.The government made available on the website of the Ministry of Tourism and Data.gov.ma the list of the authorized guides, including their full names, the city in which they work, their status and the languages they spoke.For better services, tourists are highly required to contact approved guides whose names are included in the list. In the same sense, the list of approved travel agencies has been put online in early January.This initiative is in line with the broader government’s willingness to secure and organize the tourism sector in the kingdom.Last year, Morocco’s tourism sector performed well, with the majority of tourists who visited the kingdom in the second and third quarters of 2014 expressed satisfaction with their visit.Lahcen Haddad, Tourism Minister, said in December, that “the sector attracted $ 2 billion in investments in 2014, to bring the overall investments in the sector since the launch of the 2020 Vision to 7 billion dollars, despite a challenging international economic environment.” read more

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Lily Allen claims head of record label took no action after hearing

The BBC said that Allen’s alleged attacker continues to work with Warner. Allen parted company with the label this summer.A spokesman for Warner Music UK said in a statement: “These allegations [from 2016] are appalling. We take accusations of sexual misconduct extremely seriously and investigate claims that are raised with us.“We’re very focused on enforcing our Code of Conduct and providing a safe and professional environment at all times.”The alleged assault took place in the Caribbean, where Allen was working on new material.She recalled: “I had been at a party. He was in a position of responsibility. He’d got me out of this party and decided he wanted to take me back to my hotel. We got to my hotel. I couldn’t find my room keys, so he was like, ‘Well, why don’t you sleep in my bed while I go and get the keys?’”Allen said she had been drinking heavily and passed out. “The next thing I knew, I woke up and he was in my bed naked.” Allen added: “Nobody wants to have the conversation, nobody wants to talk about it because then they have to talk about their culpability and their knowledge… and if their job isn’t to protect an artist, then what are they doing within that company? What are they doing there?” Lily Allen has accused the head of her record label of taking no action after she told him of an alleged sexual assault by an industry executive.Warner Music UK has become the latest company to be drawn into the #MeToo controversy after Allen claimed it had turned a blind eye when they learnt of her claims.The pop star first made the assault allegation in her memoirs last year, claiming that the man attacked her in a hotel room in 2016.In a new podcast for the BBC as part of an investigation into the music industry and the #MeToo movement, Allen said she met the head of her record label – Max Lousada, chairman and chief executive of Warner Music UK – shortly after the book was published.“I went out for dinner with one of the label bosses and he said to me that he had no idea about this incident until he read about it in the book,” Allen said.Asked by the podcast host, Miquita Oliver, if Mr Lousada had said, “Now that we know, boy, are we going to do something about it,” Allen replied: “No.”She said the label had seen an early copy of the book without her knowledge. “They got hold of the book so that they could see what was coming and protect themselves, because otherwise they would have read the book and gone, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe what happened with so-and-so, are you ok?’ No, that didn’t happen.” Lily Allen performs on stage at Mighty Hoopla She said the man tried to have sex with her, and she jumped out of bed screaming.At the time, she did not report it to the label. “I’d made a decision that I didn’t want to go to the police, that I didn’t want to make a fuss and I wanted to keep it quiet. But I did want to protect myself,” she said.Allen said she felt her career had been damaged “as a result of talking about this stuff”.“People are always questioning what the victim’s intentions are, what it is that their end game is. I think the victims just want validation – they want someone to go, ‘Yeah, that happened, that was wrong, you’re a person, somebody crossed the line with you,’” she said.“And I’m a 34-year-old woman with two children, God knows what it’s like to be 19, 20, 21 in this industry.” Lily Allen performs on stage at Mighty Hoopla Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Haver Boecker brings flexibility to jobsites with new portable FClass vibrating screen

first_imgHaver & Boecker’s new, portable F-Class vibrating screen offers increased mobility to maximise flexibility and ROI for aggregate and mining operations. Each portable F-Class features a base frame that easily attaches to a custom built chassis. The portable plant includes a hydraulic system that positions the vibrating screen at the optimal angle. These two features allow producers to move and setup the portable F-Class in less than 30 minutes in nearly any location.“To help our customers streamline their operations, and provide solutions to a broader array of operations, we amplified our F-Class vibrating screen by adding portability,” said Karen Thompson, Haver & Boecker Canada President. “This not only gives customers the flexibility to easily travel from jobsite to jobsite, but our leading edge, four-bearing screening technology virtually eliminates the common issues of pegging, blinding and cross contamination, therefore increasing overall efficiency and profitability.”Beyond flexibility, Haver & Boecker’s updated F-Class vibrating screen offers up to three screen decks. The vibrating screen features an advanced double eccentric shaft design, supported by four high-performance, double-spherical roller bearings. Each F-Class is equipped with Haver & Boecker’s revolutionary Ty-Rail™ quick-tensioning system, which minimises downtime for screen media change-outs by about 50%.The F-Class is ideal for screening situations that require consistent, load independent performance at constant g-force in all operational modes. Featuring a unique and reliable, proven four-bearing technology, the vibrating screen minimiSes structural vibration and delivers a consistent stroke,which two-bearing screens cannot provide. The vibrating screen is mounted on a chassis, which uses hydraulics to achieve an optimal screening angle — from 15 to 25 degrees — as well as to lift the machine while adding cribbing for support. This setup process takes less than 30 minutes to complete.Take down is even faster, requiring less than 20 minutes to lower the unit so it can move to the next location. “With the fast pace of the industry and the underlying need to increase screening efficiency and profitability, it was the right time to launch the portable F-Class,” Thompson said. “The demand for portable plants has grown significantly over the years, which is why we wanted to provide a solution for our customers. We’re using our decades of experience coupled with that of our partners, such as HIKON Industries, to develop the absolute best mobile screening platform onthe market. Together, we can offer our customers the entire package.”Businesses can customise the portable F-Class setup to include a crusher system for enhanced productivity. The F-Class is ideal for tough applications, such as scalping and classifying ores, minerals, stones, sand and gravel. The portable F-Class includes Haver & Boecker’s Uptime Service Package, providing 36 months of warranty coverage on any new equipment purchase. Uptime offers customers a full-service approach to equipment optimisation — from parts inspection and equipment assessment to screen media evaluation.last_img read more

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Biggest property auction yet This time with a golf course and four

first_img(Pic: Allsop Space)A GOLF COURSE and a four storey office block are among the lots being sold at an auction next week being descibed as “record breaking” by organisers.The auction will be held next week at the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin and will have 150 commercial and residential properties with a combined valuation of about €23 million.The public auction is being held by Allsop Space with the venue being changed after a similar auction in July was abandoned after protestors from various groups gained access to the auction room forcing organisers to halt the proceedings.Protests also took place at an Allsop auction at the RDS last month with the auctioneers having to confirm that no repossessed homes had been sold.Ahead of next Tuesday’s auction, Allsop have reiterated that no repossessed family homes would be sold at any of their auctions.The most expensive property being sold is a €2.8 million valued four storey office block in Limerick, River House on Charlotte Quay. The property is currently being occupied entirely by the Office of Public Works at an annual rent of between €340,000-€370,000 a year. The current lease with the OPW lasts until 2022.Another of the notable lots set to go under the hammer is an 18-hole golf course together with a golf club, practice area and pitch and putt course. Woodlands Golf Course situated north west of Naas, Co. Kildare is on a 127 acre site and has a current tenancy agreement that expires at the end of this month.Woodlands golf course and golf club. (Pic: Allsop Space)The most expensive residential house up for grabs in the auction is a five-bedroom semi-detached period home (top picture) on the Lower Drumcondra Road which has a reserve of between €500,000-€550,000.The auction catalogue shows that about 90 out the properties up for sale are available at under €100,000.The auction takes place next Tuesday 10 December 10th with registration beginning at 9 AM and the auction itself at 11 AM.Read: ‘I didn’t do anything wrong’ – Meath man protests auction of family business >Read: Clare hotel and Dublin Georgian house in distressed property auction >Read: Dublin property prices up 15 per cent as rest of country shows some positive signs >last_img read more

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