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Angelina JolieDia Dipasupil/Getty ImagesBrad Pitt’s dating life has always intrigued his millions of fans. He was recently linked with Charlize Theron and his name is constantly getting linked with Jennifer Aniston. The Seven movie star is not dating after his official split with Angelina Jolie.Talking about Angelina Jolie, the acclaimed actress recently stomped on Charlize Theron’s Hollywood Walk of Fame. While attending the Dumbo premiere with her kids, Jolie was photographed walking over Theron’s star. You can check those pictures here.Brad Pitt’s name is linked with Charlize Theron for quite some time. There were reports that Brad and Charlize are sharing a house and will soon announce their romance to the world. In addition to this, several alleged insiders revealed in the past that Pitt and Theron are more than friends. However, we have earlier reported that Brad Pitt has remained single and even if he has dated anyone, then there is no concrete proof of that.Ever since Brad Pitt’s official separation with Angelina Jolie, there have been several bogus claims about their dating lives. Earlier this week, there were absurd claims that Angelina is reportedly dating a billionaire and would be moving out of the United States very soon. As previously reported, these are nothing but fabricated news about Angelina Jolie’s personal life. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the premiere of ‘By the Sea’ in 2015MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty ImagesMeanwhile, Brad Pitt’s name is also dragged into the mud by several reports. After attending Jennifer Aniston’s 50th birthday party, it was reported that the couple will be reuniting for a movie and will soon start dating. As it turned out, Brad and Jennifer are not dating each other, despite multiple alleged reports.In professional endeavors, Brad Pitt has several amazing projects for 2019. After starring in Vice, he will be seen in a sci-fi movie, Ad Astra as Roy McBride. The movie is directed by James Gray and is slated to release on May 24. Following which, he will star alongside Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming movie, Once Upon a time in Hollywood. In the forthcoming western movie, Brad will be playing the role of Cliff Booth and the film is slated to release on July 26, 2019.Angelina Jolie, on the other hand, is busy with her children and her humanitarian work. In 2019, she will be seen in the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. The movie is slated to release on October 18, 2019.
PDA members and DC statehood activists speak with an administrative aid in Rep. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) office on Aug. 21. (Photo by Darlene Dancy)Progressive Democrats of America showed its support for D.C. statehood by including the issue in its August 2014 letter drop-off campaign to senators and congressional leaders.Since 2004, Progressive Democrats in America (PDA) has strengthened the voice of progressive ideas inside and outside the Democratic Party by using grassroots models such as this. Under new leadership, the group was excited to include D.C. statehood as part of its grassroots campaign.“There is no greater injustice than the deliberate disenfranchisement of an entire city made up of more than 630,000 people which is home to the government of the United States. If this is not hypocrisy, I don’t know what is,” said Andrea Miller, national co-director of PDA.As PDA pointed out, the constitutionhas been amended 27 times since it was originally ratified. In the letter the group called for congressional and senatorial leaders to cosponsor and support the following constitutional amendments:H.J.Res. 44 – proposing an amendment regarding the right to vote.H.J.Res. 119 – proposing an amendment relating to campaign contributions and expenditures to restore long-standing traditions and restore Congress’ and the States’ role in election finance.H.J.Res. 113 – a joint resolution to remove the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) that would help remedy inequality and incidious discrimination on account of sex.The letter also included a special proposal to cosponsor and support H.R. 292, the New Columbia Admission Act, legislation that would set forth procedures for admission into the United States of the state of New Columbia, including elections to congress of two senators and one representative. A constitutional amendment is not required for D.C. Statehood.Currently, 43 members of Congress have cosponsored the bill to grant D.C. statehood. (AFRO File Photo)Statehood can be achieved by simple legislation. All that is needed is a majority vote in the House and Senate and the signature of the president. Currently, 43 members of Congress have cosponsored the bill.“The letter drop organized by Progressive Democrats of America is a crucial step forward for the DC Statehood movement,” said Anise Jenkins, executive director of Stand Up! For Democracy (Free DC).While the group visited offices on Capitol Hill, members around the country faxed to 50 offices and dropped off letters to 215 local (congressional district) offices across the country. “PDA is a national organization with members and volunteers around the country who brought our demand for equal citizenship rights not only to the congressmembers’ offices on Capitol Hill but carried our demand for equal citizenship rights directly into their district offices around the country.,” Jenkins said. “There is no doubt that when congressmembers begin to hear that their own constituents support D.C. residents’ cry for equal rights they will not only begin to listen but begin to act!”Other D.C. statehood representatives were on hand to deliver the message to congressional offices. “PDA definitely gets it that full citizenship in a democratic country has to include the same rights to representation and local control over local issues. We’re all Americans, so let’s all have the same rights as American citizens,” said Jerry Lovell, member of the DC Statehood Coalition.“It may take awhile, but working together with our allies instills confidence that we will get there and nothing will stop us from continuing and building our movement until we do,” saidJerry Clark, chair of the DC Statehood Coalition.“PDA is standing up for DC – now more and more DC residents have to stand up for DC Statehood. Together we will free D.C.,” Jenkins said.
By AFRO StaffOn Saturday May 11 graduates and their families from the nation’s capital’s HBCU’s, Howard University and University of the District of Columbia (UDC), celebrated scholastic achievement and completion with commencement exercises. Howard’s 151st commencement was held on the main yard. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center housed the UDC commencement. Howard’s keynote speaker was alum and former mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) served as the keynote speaker for UDC’s commencement.Recent alumna from Howard University celebrate their graduation on May 11, 2019. (Photo by Rob Roberts)
Some of the finest musical traditions and puppetry forms that originated and flourished in the tribal heartland of India have now travelled to the capital city, as the National Museum (NM) is holding an exhibition on documentation of the cultural heritage of the Santal tribal community. The exhibition, Cadence and Counterpoint: Documenting Santal Musical Traditions, is a collaboration between the NM, Crafts Museum (Delhi), Museum Rietberg (Zurich, Switzerland) and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (Bhopal). Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The 32-day-long event commencing on Wednesday brings into focus aspects of the intangible and tangible heritage of the Santal community, especially their musical traditions. It has been jointly curated by Ruchira Ghose, Mushtak Khan, Krittika Narula, Marie-Eve Celio-Scheurer and Johannes Beltz.Significantly, it is the first time the NM is holding an exhibition that can be interpreted by the visually-impaired as well. For this, the museum has collaborated with UNESCO and Saksham, a Delhi- based organisation working for people with disabilities, to offer interpretation through a braille booklet, tactile graphics and an audio-guide. A major feature of the exhibition is three objects related to the Santal musical tradition like — Banam, Tamak and Jadupatua. An important part of the exhibition is the documentation of Santal traditions.Where: National MuseumWhen: On till May 2
Polyglot persistence is a way of storing data. It’s an approach that acknowledges that often there is no one size fits all solution to data storage. From the types of data you’re trying to store to your application architecture, polyglot persistence is a hybrid solution to data management. Think of polyglot programming. If polyglot programming is about using a variety of languages according to the context in which your working, polyglot persistence is applying that principle to database architecture. For example, storing transactional data in Hadoop files is possible, but makes little sense. On the other hand, processing petabytes of Internet logs using a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) would also be ill-advised. These tools were designed to tackle specific types of tasks; even though they can be co-opted to solve other problems, the cost of adapting the tools to do so would be enormous. It is a virtual equivalent of trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. Polyglot persistence: an example For example, consider a company that sells musical instruments and accessories online (and in a network of shops). At a high-level, there are a number of problems that a company needs to solve to be successful: Attract customers to its stores (both virtual and physical). Present them with relevant products (you would not try to sell a drum kit to a pianist, would you?!). Once they decide to buy, process the payment and organize shipping. To solve these problems a company might choose from a number of available technologies that were designed to solve these problems: Store all the products in a document-based database such as MongoDB, Cassandra, DynamoDB, or DocumentDB. There are multiple advantages of document databases: flexible schema, sharding (breaking bigger databases into a set of smaller, more manageable ones), high availability, and replication, among others. Model the recommendations using a graph-based database (such as Neo4j, Tinkerpop/Gremlin, or GraphFrames for Spark): such databases reflect the factual and abstract relationships between customers and their preferences. Mining such a graph is invaluable and can produce a more tailored offering for a customer. For searching, a company might use a search-tailored solution such as Apache Solr or ElasticSearch. Such a solution provides fast, indexed text searching capabilities. Once a product is sold, the transaction normally has a well-structured schema (such as product name, price, and so on.) To store such data (and later process and report on it) relational databases are best suited. With polyglot persistence, a company always chooses the right tool for the right job instead of trying to coerce a single technology into solving all of its problems. Read next: How to optimize Hbase for the Cloud [Tutorial] The trouble with Smart Contracts Indexing, Replicating, and Sharding in MongoDB [Tutorial]
Posted by Tuesday, February 13, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Travelweek Group TORONTO — Goway’s 2018/2019 Downunder brochure, a comprehensive guide to all things Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, is now available.The award-winning brochure features everything from private touring to cruises, family vacations and youth working holidays to luxury VIP travel arrangements.New this year are upgraded Holidays of a Lifetime, including ‘Waltzing Matilda’, ‘Best of Australia’ and ‘Best of New Zealand’, as well as ‘Great Barrier Reef Dive’ and ‘Sail Adventure’ in the Whitsundays.There’s also new luxury overnight cruises in New Zealand’s Milford Sound, adventure cruising in the Bay of Islands, and a Cook Island Combo that makes for an ideal stopover combining Rarotonga and Aitutaki.Other new highlights include: a Nelson Outdoor Lifestyle stopover idea; the Executive Rail Trail Experience, a three-day, self-guided cycle tour on New Zealand’s South Island; a new Sydney day tour, the Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer; small group touring in South Australia’s Outback, the Flinders Ranges; and an expanded Sunny Perth stopover, now including Rottnest Island.More news: CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionAgents are invited to learn how to use the travel planner at Goway’s next webinar, taking place on Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. EST. Click here to register. Email email@example.com to request a brochure. Hot off the press: Goway’s 2018/2019 Downunder brochure