Giant rainbow flag unfurled in front of Taiwan autocrat’s memorial hall

first_imgAn international crowd of more than 200 people waving rainbow flags and masks, some singing and dancing, marched up to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, where a small group briefly displayed the flag in front of the building, which houses a giant statue of Taiwan’s late leader.After scattered shouts of “Fuck you, Chiang Kai-shek”, the crowd marched back down the steps, accompanied by a handful of police, blowing whistles to stop people lingering.Chiang, who died in 1975, was lauded in life as an anti-communist hero, especially in the United States, but many Taiwanese revile him as a despot who imprisoned and killed opponents during a reign of terror.Darien Chen, who represented Taiwan at Mr. Gay World 2013 and organized Sunday’s event, said they were holding high the banner for the rest of the world, with hundreds of events cancelled in the traditional Pride month.”With the rest of the world under the peak of the epidemic, only Taiwan can do this,” Chen told Reuters. “Of course we won’t give in, and we must continue with this flame of hope and stand up for the world, to hold the only parade in the world in this Pride month.”Taipei holds its main Pride parade in late October when the weather is cooler.  Topics : Hundreds of people thronged a central square in Taiwan’s capital Taipei for a Pride event on Sunday, unfurling a giant rainbow flag in front of the main memorial hall for late autocratic leader Chiang Kai-shek before being ushered away by police.Proudly democratic Taiwan is a bastion of liberal values in a part of the world where in many countries homosexuality remains illegal or taboo. Taiwan legalized same sex marriage last year, the first in Asia.The “Taiwan Pride Parade for the World” billed itself as a show of solidarity with countries unable to hold LGBTQ celebrations due to restrictions on public events to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. The pandemic is under control in Taiwan.last_img read more

Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday July 06, 2012

first_img Share 16 Views   no discussions Tweet Share LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday July 06, 2012 by: – July 9, 2012center_img Sharing is caring! Share **Dominica’s Dive Fest kicks off this weekend**Dive Fest 2012, got started today with a press launch at the Fort Young Hotel. Dive Fest is an annual event organized by the Dominica Watersports Association and is in its 19th year. The festival celebrates the underwater sea life and features through scuba diving lessons, whale watching tours, canoe races, fish festivals and cooking competitions. The Dominica Watersports Association along with the Discover Dominica Authority continues to raise the awareness of the potential of our underwater life, and through the hosting of such an event; the conservation and sustainability of the Watersports industry will be maintained. The Tourism Authority endorses the continued collaboration and working relationships with the Fisheries Division and Dominica Watersports Association for the positive outcomes which will continue to auger well for Dominica’s tourism industry.**Dominica host US journalist**The Discover Dominica Authority hosted US journalist Deborah Snow from June 27 – 28, 2012, with various activities for the Caribbean Travel & Life and Islands magazines. Ms. Snow has visited the island before and was pleased to notice the many changes and upgrades to the activities and properties on the island. Some of the areas of focus were the natural sulphur spas at Wotten Waven, the wood carvings done by the Kalinago craftsmen and an interview and insight into the paintings of local artist Ellingsworth Moses. Ms. Snow was also accompanied by a model to ensure that excellent photos of Dominica’s hikes, lush rainforests and snorkeling were captured.**Dominica host UK journalist**The Discover Dominica Authority will host UK journalist Stuart Philpott from July 10 – 16, 2012. Mr. Philpott will be on island to cover the Dive Fest activities as well as to explore and experience some of the great diving in Dominica for Sport Diver Magazine. Sport Diver Magazine is the leading diving magazine for the PADI community in the UK, aimed at professionals and amateur divers. It is a monthly publication with distribution throughout the UK of 100,000. Mr. Philpott will be diving with most of the local dive operators on the island with the hope to capture the great underwater life and beauty that Dominica offers. He will also seek to explore some of the land activities to give a better perspective on the type of holiday and offering that the Nature Island possesses.Press Releaselast_img read more

NBA: James’ ‘dream shake’ helps lift Lakers over Celtics

first_img “I just gave a little dream shake to the baseline and was able to open up the middle and get my fadeaway,” James said. Loading… LeBron James delivered the go-ahead jumper with 30 seconds left to help lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 114-112 victory over the Boston Celtics Sunday as the two decorated franchises renewed their historic rivalry.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Iconic Personalities On TV Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Legendary Movies To Learn History From8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopKendall Jenner’s Photos Have Never Looked This Good!Who Earns More Than Ronaldo? The NBA powerhouses went down to the wire in a back-and-forth thriller in front of a crowd of almost 19,000 at the Staples Center arena.Boston and Los Angeles have 33 championships between them and have met in the finals a record 12 times.Both are once again title contenders, with the Lakers on top of the Western Conference standings and the Celtics in third in the Eastern Conference.“It’s just special to be part of this rivalry,” James said. “We understand that this has been going on since the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, all the way through.”James’ fadeaway shot gave the Lakers the lead for good, and Anthony Davis sealed the win with three free throws over the final 12 seconds.“He got to his money shot, the shot he always makes, a shot he always takes in practice and in games, and he did what he does best and made the shot.”James finished with 29 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, while Davis tallied a team-high 32 points and 13 rebounds as the Lakers also showed good defensive strategy late in the game.“The more that you’re in that environment of a close game, of an intense game like that, I think everybody just gets a chance to grow together,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said.Jayson Tatum scored a career-high-tying 41 points for Boston, who have survived all season on their superior offensive balance.All five Boston starters scored in double figures, with Daniel Theis adding 16 points and nine rebounds and Marcus Smart registering 14 points and seven rebounds.Gordon Hayward scored 10 points but shot zero-of-five from behind the three-point line.Hayward flirted with a triple-double, handing out a team-high nine assists and grabbing eight rebounds.Boston was coming off a Friday’s 127-117 win over Minnesota where four Celtics – Jaylen Brown, Tatum, Hayward and Theis – each scored at least 25 points.– Career high –Tatum’s 41 points Sunday equalled his career-high set January 11th against New Orleans.Eighteen of Tatum’s 41 came in the third quarter, which ended with the teams tied 87-87.The Celtics took a 110-108 lead with 77 seconds left in the fourth when Brown drained a three-pointer. Brown finished with 20 points against the Lakers.Boston played without all-star guard Kemba Walker.Elsewhere, Coby White came off the bench to score 33 points as the Chicago Bulls weathered a career-high 53-point performance from Bradley Beal to defeat the Washington Wizards 126-117.Zach LaVine added 32 points, and Thaddeus Young finished with 25 points for the Bulls, who ended an eight-game losing streak.Tomas Satoransky posted a double-double against his former team with 15 points and 13 assists.Beal shot 15 of 27 from the field, five of 11 from three point range and 18 of 20 from the free throw line for the Wizards who have lost two straight.James’ ‘dream shake’ helps lift Lakers over Celtics[email protected] @Lakers @celtics @AFP— fastbreak (@FastBreakPHNews) February 24, 2020Read Also: NBA: Heat crush Cavaliers, honour WadeThe Wizards loss also meant the Milwaukee Bucks clinched the earliest playoff spot in 15 years despite not playing.Milwaukee is 48-8 and on pace to win 70 games – a feat accomplished only by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls (72 wins) and the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors (73 wins).In Toronto, Pascal Siakam scored 21 points and the Raptors led all the way to defeat the Indiana Pacers 127-81.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more