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A Paraty pousada for scholars

The swimming pool of the Pousada Literaria

In my experience, most countries have a place of payment; one that, for you the traveler, encapsulates everything about its appeal – landscape, built environment, cuisine, people, culture – and that you know you can come back to for a 360 degree fix. For me, in Brazil, that place is Paraty. Its dense cobbled streets are home to not only the country’s most alluring aesthetic attributes, but also one of its finest vibes. I’ve walked here alone at night for hours, stopping for a drink in this cafe or admiring microscopic bikinis in the window of this boutique, and I’ve never felt anything other than enveloped in her welcome. The city is not lacking in charming accommodation, but I fell for the Pousada Literária the day of my visit.

The dining room of one of the suites at Pousada Literária
The dining room of one of the suites at Pousada Literária

This is a more or less perfect Paraty house, part colonial, part new construction, transformed into a smart, slightly quirky (but never totally elegant), more or less perfect guest House. Some rooms are nestled under 17th-century wood-beamed ceilings with tiled floors and attractive sash windows. others spread out in a more hacienda style around a large swimming pool. Communal lounging and dining spaces abound. Some pieces of furniture, whether mid-20th century or antique, are so beautiful that I wanted to store them in my home. The location is central, and the city’s best bookstore is adjacent (the Pousada has been the official hotel for Paraty’s annual literary festival for a decade). From BRL1,416 (around £260)

From the sea to the savannah in style

Beach views from Pousada Tutabel
Beach views from Pousada Tutabel

The owners of Pousada Literária own two other properties: one north of Trancoso and the other inland, in Brazil’s vast Cerrado region. Tutabel’s 18 suites and small villas all face a particularly quiet stretch of Trancoso’s famous sandy beach (but it’s also a short walk from the town’s rainbow-hued Quadrado) . Sisal and rattan, wood and lots of white cotton set the tone of the design. At Pousada Trijunção, the mission is to raise awareness of Brazil’s wildlife-rich savannah. Night safaris and daytime tracking – of birds, ocelots, anteaters, the famous maned wolf, maybe even a jaguar – are on the program of activities, and as in Tutabel, part of the profits from your stay is donated to local conservation organizations.

Interior styling at Pousada Trijunção

Interior styling at Pousada Trijunção

The gorgeous lodge itself (consider splurging on the master suite, with its private living room and two balconies) is built partly of reclaimed demolition wood, and naturally cooling “water mirrors” sometimes override the temperature air conditioning allows it. Tutabel, from around £305; Pousada Trijunção, from around £430

Under-the-radar beach bliss in Itacaré

The hotel swimming pool

I recently met the owners of The Barracuda, a rather magical destination in Itacaré that now sits near the top of my 2023 list – and which, I admit, I was surprised I had never heard of. Halfway between Trancoso and Salvador, in the groovy southern state of Bahía, The Barracuda consists of two small hotels, Barracuda Boutique and The Barracuda Hotel & Villas (the latter being the more elegant and exclusive, and opened in 2020) as well as a handful of private villas ranging from four to eight bedrooms. Everything is warm, natural surfaces and open-plan common areas, everywhere a low sofa or a sofa or ipe wooden chair that begs to be laid down.

Beach views from a villa at Barracuda

Beach views from a villa at Barracuda

Cocktails in one of the hotel bars

Cocktails in one of the hotel bars

The corner suite at Barracuda Hotel & Villas

The corner suite at Barracuda Hotel & Villas

The villas, surrounded by lush tropical forest, are all privately owned (one or two of them belong to Swedes from a very famous group, is the whisper of Itacaré Street), but most are available for private hire throughout the year. They come with pre-equipped kitchens, a cook and housekeeper, and the option of bespoke local experiences. The whole benefits from a privileged location on a small peninsula between the warm, swimmable sea and the village itself. Boutique suites from around £90, Barracuda suites from around €430

The Fasano touch arrives at Angra dos Reis

The Marea club at the Fasano Angra dos Reis hotel

If there is one Brazilian you can count on to set the bar very high in terms of freshness (and very good Italian cuisine), it is Rogério Fasano. While his empire of hotels and gastronomy now stretching from Punta del Este to Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, Brazil still seems to be where Fasano does Fasano best. Take Angra dos Reis: near Paraty, it’s a seaside community and island archipelago between São Paulo and Rio that’s a popular destination for second homes with the beautiful world of the two cities.

A room in Fasano Angra dos Reis

A room in Fasano Angra dos Reis

Fasano Angra dos Reis, which opened in 2017, is big and bold: 60 suites, apartments and residences, multiple sun terraces overlooking a huge pool, full spa and fitness center. Polished tropical woods, loose slipcovers, spinning fans, and windows predominate here, with lots of aqua and turquoise thrown in to reflect the marina and sea beyond. From around £380

New Skyrim Mod brings the monotony of office work to Tamriel https://apartman-beograd.com/new-skyrim-mod-brings-the-monotony-of-office-work-to-tamriel/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 17:57:00 +0000 https://apartman-beograd.com/new-skyrim-mod-brings-the-monotony-of-office-work-to-tamriel/

The Nords have always been one of the friendliest races scattered across The Elder Scrolls’ continent of Tamriel, so having their frozen homeland of Skyrim serve as the backdrop for the ongoing war and massive dragon battles has always felt be a perfect fit. But now a modder has given all Dovahkiin the chance to get away from it all and settle into a nice and honest office job.

As also reported by PCGamesN, kp40az’s 9 to 5 Office Job mod turns one of the most famous open-world RPGs of all time into an accounting job simulator, allowing players to set up shop in an adjoining office. located inside the Drunken Huntsmen Inn in Whiterun to play a memory-based mini-game. If you decide to hang up your Dawnbreaker for the simple life, you’ll be shown a sequence of words and then have to repeat them in order.


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Despite the mod’s name, players can actually start work by talking to the boss, the existing NPC Olfina Grey-Mane, anytime from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Morndas to Fredas (i.e. Monday to Friday for all the milk drinkers out there). The game begins by sitting at the newly created office space in the hostel in front of a book, which will initiate the mini-game.

If they successfully complete the minigame, players will be rewarded with more desk work, as books will appear, and players will have to sort them by putting them in a box if they want to receive payment. There’s a fade-to-black and time-skip after all is said and done, so even the biggest workaholics can only squeeze through five minigames a week.

As for the payment, it is only available at the end of the working week, so be sure to ask Olfina for it and be careful that she does not die, because without a boss there is no work. While not essential for the mod to work, a few other NPCs are also getting some tweaks but no new dialogue. Additionally, the new job system allows players to climb the corporate ladder through a fame system, with rankings achieved at different intervals and the ability to ask for a raise.

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]]> Agnes Water and 1,770 hosts are full as tourists flock for school holidays https://apartman-beograd.com/agnes-water-and-1770-hosts-are-full-as-tourists-flock-for-school-holidays/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 21:50:00 +0000 https://apartman-beograd.com/agnes-water-and-1770-hosts-are-full-as-tourists-flock-for-school-holidays/

Twenty-six years ago, Simon Young packed up with his young family and spent six weeks camping along an idyllic coastline near the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.

Mr Young and his wife Janette were so taken with the small towns of Agnes Water and 1770 in central Queensland that they bought a property a few years after their first visit and plan to retire there.

“We literally camped on the beach, it was so beautiful,” Mr Young said of his 1996 trip.

“It was the real Queensland experience and we just loved it.

“The closest comparison is Bermuda.

“The softness of the temperature, the air, it has this soft, gentle feeling.”

Simon and Janette Young love sharing their property with tourists.(ABC Capricorn: Jasmine Hines)

In the two decades since the Young family’s first visit, they’ve seen the towns’ popularity skyrocket.

They decided to capitalize on the growing demand for holiday accommodation in seaside towns, by renting out their cottage, which is in the middle of the bush a short drive from Agnes Water, to tourists in 2018.

Demand is skyrocketing

Mr Young said bookings this year had been “very good”, with Christmas and the start of 2023 already fully booked.

Liza Thompson manages the seaside Agnes Water holiday park, aimed at caravanners and families.

“Every school holiday for us, we’re just booked, booked, booked,” she said.

“They usually book a year in advance for school holidays, that’s why it’s hard to get in here.”

Sunset on the beach with boats in the ocean.
Agnes Water and 1770 (pictured) won Queensland’s Best Small Tourism award last year.(Provided: Simon Young)

When full, the caravan park can accommodate up to 600 people.

Ms Thompson said the park had no vacancies until the end of November, which has traditionally been a quiet month for the accommodation provider.

“There are a lot of people who have started to open up [their] properties on your way to Agnes Water, with beautiful bush settings so people can still come and experience the beauty of Agnes Water and 1770,” she said.

Cities were once considered hidden gems, unknown to most tourists.

“He was found, let’s put it that way,” Ms Thompson said.

Drone shot of the coast
The town of 1770 is on Queensland’s Discovery Coast.(Provided: Simon Young)

Call for better roads, boat ramp

Gladstone Area Promotion Development CEO Gus Stedman said the area has seen exponential growth in visitation.

Mr Stedman said there were around 3,000 residents between Agnes Water and 1770, but during peak season an additional 1,500 people could stay in the towns.

“It puts a lot of strain on infrastructure…we don’t have a lot of water there, we have a desalination plant and it’s very expensive to run them,” Stedman said.

He would like to see improvements to meet growing demand, such as an “all-weather” road for people going in and out of towns and better boat ramp facilities.

A beach and pam scene
Agnes Water lies between Bundaberg and Gladstone.(ABC Wide Bay: Brad Marsellos)

Mr Stedman said that although there has always been a high number of holiday homes, online booking sites have made it easier for more people to advertise their properties for short breaks.

“If you want to go and you can’t find accommodation, take a day trip and come swim and have a bite to eat somewhere, soak up the tranquility,” he said.

“It’s like postcards”

Tourist Jenny Bogue walked along the main beach at Agnes Water, the waves lapping at her feet.

Ms Bogue has traveled thousands of miles from Kokomo, Indiana, US to visit and travel with her daughter, who lives in Hervey Bay.

A woman with sunglasses on a beach
Jenny Bogue from the USA visits small seaside towns.(ABC Capricorn: Jasmine Hines)

“We finally got to come since the world reopened…it’s unreal, it’s like the postcards and photos you see online,” she said.

Yeppoon local Rebecca Dietz was also visiting the area with her family.

She said she planned to book for her next trip in January before returning to Yeppoon, to make sure she could find accommodation.

“When we wanted to come last year, it was sometimes full,” she said.

Community booms

A man is smiling with his hands on his hips, there is a palm tree in the background
Simon Young likes the calm of the region.(ABC Capricorn: Jasmine Hines)

Mr Young said on his first visit that Agnes Water had no tarmac roads or a supermarket.

“There was a pub, a grog shop and that was more or less everything, and now you have a school, a fire station, the police, some good supermarkets, some good shops and restaurants,” he said. he declares.

He said that despite the development, the community has retained the same charm that dazzled him decades ago.

“I think what really sets Agnes Water, 1770 apart is that it’s a very chilled and very happy place and people relax,” he said.

A man with blond chestnut hair is smiling, there is a surfboard and a beach photo in the background.
James Spicer first came to Agnes Water as an English backpacker in 2009 and fell in love with the area.(ABC Capricorn: Jasmine Hines)

James Spicer, a member of the executive committee of the Discovery Coast Tourism and Commerce group, said the two towns were desperate for staff in the tourism industry, with a lack of backpackers remaining a problem.

“There’s a huge opportunity for young kids, or anyone who wants to ditch the boring nine-to-five desk and shoot the coast here,” Spicer said.

“We need personnel and we are ready to train and you live in paradise.”

Cushman & Wakefield Named World’s Best Real Estate Advisor & Consultant by Euromoney for Fifth Consecutive Year https://apartman-beograd.com/cushman-wakefield-named-worlds-best-real-estate-advisor-consultant-by-euromoney-for-fifth-consecutive-year/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://apartman-beograd.com/cushman-wakefield-named-worlds-best-real-estate-advisor-consultant-by-euromoney-for-fifth-consecutive-year/

CHICAGO, September 23, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK), one of the world’s leading real estate services companies, has been named the World’s Best Commercial Real Estate Advisor and Consultant for the fifth consecutive year by Euromoney’s 2022 Property Survey. Globally, Cushman & Wakefield was also recognized as the top advisor and consultant in the Property Research and Valuation categories for the fifth consecutive year.

“Cushman & Wakefield is proud to once again be recognized by Euromoney for the value we deliver to our stakeholders,” said John Forrester, CEO of Cushman & Wakefield. “Our employees are deeply committed to providing best-in-class service to our clients, property owners and occupiers, each with unique needs and goals. Through our scale, innovation and collaboration, advisors and consultants at Cushman & Wakefield enables clients in 60 countries to effectively manage changes related to the economy, real estate values, ESG and more.”

In total, Cushman & Wakefield was recognized as a winner or runner-up across 25 regions and countries in Euromoney’s 2022 property survey. The survey ranked the firm as the best consultant and advisor in all regions of Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltics, Latin America and North America, as well as in Argentina, Australia, Brazil , Colombia, Croatia, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore and Vietnam.

Euromoney’s 18th Annual Property Survey recognizes leading providers of property products and services. The survey gathers the opinions of leading companies involved in the real estate industry worldwide on which companies they believe have been the best providers of real estate products and services in their market over the past 12 months. Advisors, developers, investment managers, banks and corporate real estate end users have all been invited to attend. The full results are published here.

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services company that delivers exceptional value to occupiers and owners of real estate. Cushman & Wakefield is one of the largest real estate services companies with approximately 50,000 employees in over 400 offices and around 60 countries. In 2021, the company had revenue of $9.4 billion in core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, assessment and other services. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.

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SoftBank slashes OYO’s valuation by 20% to $2.7 billion https://apartman-beograd.com/softbank-slashes-oyos-valuation-by-20-to-2-7-billion/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 23:20:00 +0000 https://apartman-beograd.com/softbank-slashes-oyos-valuation-by-20-to-2-7-billion/

Japan’s SoftBank cut the valuation of OYO hotels on its books by more than 20%, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing sources. The downgrade comes at a time when the hotel aggregator is once again gearing up for an initial public offering (IPO) early next year.

The Japanese investor, OYO’s largest shareholder, slashed its estimated value for the company to $2.7 billion in the June quarter from $3.4 billion previously, after comparing it to peers with similar operations, according to the report. OYO’s valuation had reached $10 billion in a funding round in 2019.

Although SoftBank could not be reached for comment, OYO dismissed the markdown, calling it “obviously incorrect.” Explaining why there was no basis for a markdown, OYO said, “Convinced that the speculations about valuation depreciation are patently incorrect. Valuation is a result of business performance. According to our latest audited results, we recorded an initial adjusted Ebitda profit of Rs 7 crore in the June quarter, with a gross profit margin of 41% and a 45% increase in the gross value of bookings per hotel per month compared to the last fiscal year. These are significantly improved results and the strong performance trajectory should continue.”

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On speculation that it is targeting an IPO in early 2023 at a $5 billion valuation, OYO said: “We have not decided on the exact timing of the IPO and the valuation of the stock. IPO is also highly speculative.”

On September 19, OYO filed its results for fiscal 22 and the April-June quarter of the current fiscal year as an addendum to its draft red herring prospectus filed earlier with the Securities and Exchange. Board of India (Sebi). The hotel aggregator’s revenue from operations during the April-June period stood at Rs 1,459.3 crore, while losses were Rs 414 crore. In FY22, with the lifting of Covid restrictions, its operating income increased by 20.7% to Rs 4,781.4 crore and losses narrowed to Rs 2,140 crore against Rs 4,103 crore for FY21.

OYO is still far behind its pre-Covid annual revenue of Rs 13,413 crore for the financial year 2020. It had recorded a net loss of Rs 10,419 crore during that year.

Its total costs increased to Rs 6,984 crore in FY22 from Rs 6,937 crore in FY21. General administrative expenses at Rs 515.4 crore decreased by 44.4% from Rs 927 crore in FY21. Employee expenses, net of ESOP-based compensation, decreased by 26 .5% in FY22 to 1,117.2 crore.

Helped by the resumption of travel, the hotel company’s gross value of bookings per hotel in Q1FY23 stood at Rs 3.25 lakh. In FY22, it was at Rs 2.21 lakh. Its storefronts in the April-June quarter were 168,000 compared to 157,000 at the end of FY21.

October at the Oceanic Free Library https://apartman-beograd.com/october-at-the-oceanic-free-library/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 18:14:20 +0000 https://apartman-beograd.com/october-at-the-oceanic-free-library/
Sep 22, 2022

October at the Oceanic Free Library

By Lori Draz

The Oceanic Free Library (OFL) says it’s time for a good ghost story, fall fun, a new recipe and fall-inspired crafts at this fun and friendly historic library, voted ” Most Loved Library 2022” by Hulafrog for the fourth year in a row.

The Friday Knitters adult group continues to meet weekly at 2 p.m. All levels of knitters and crocheters are welcome.

The Women’s Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome, even gentlemen. Call the library if you need a large print or CD/audio version instead of the traditional print copy. Registration is not required. You can also call the library for information about the new Men’s Book Club.

The Two River Bridge Club now meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. for a lesson and 6:45 p.m. for play. The next sessions will take place on November 2 and December 7.

Have you always dreamed of catching a ghost? Well, Friday, October 21 might just be your lucky night. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., you can be part of the Ocean Free Library Paranormal Public Inquiry. Local historian and paranormal investigator Greg Caggiano and the ‘Ghosts on the Coast’ team will attempt to find out if any spirits inhabit the century-old building after hours! The evening will begin with a brief presentation on ghost hunting techniques and methods followed by a hands-on investigation. Reservations are limited to 15 people, and it will fill up quickly. Tickets are $40 per person. Please note that there is no guarantee paranormal activity will be experienced, but it will be fun to see.

Miss Molly has more of these fun “take and make” home craft kits available from reception on the 1st and 15th of every month. Each bag of personally assembled kits contains all the parts you’ll need to make a fun DIY at home and a link for virtual story time and instructions. First come, first served – one bag per child.

Miss Molly invites you to Baby and Toddler Storytime, Tuesdays from 10:15 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. There’s also a special program on November 22 at 11:15 a.m. called “Coastal Melodies.” Preschool and Family Storytime takes place from 2-2:20 p.m. on Tuesdays. Registration is required for each StoryTime session. Walk-in visits will not be permitted as session sizes are limited to 10 children per session. Masks are recommended but not mandatory for children over 2 years old. All unvaccinated companions must wear masks.

Every Tuesday from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the library organizes awesome activities that are super fun. Registration is required for many of these events, so plan ahead.

  • October 18 – Make a Pumpkin Bear Friend!
  • October 25 – Listen to a scary story, then make your own slime!
  • November 1 – Meet a real K9 officer and a working police dog, and watch a demonstration of how these highly trained dogs work to protect us.
  • November 8 – Reading to Dogs
  • November 15 – Special program: fairy tale storyteller
  • November 22 – Special Snapology Program!
  • November 29 – History and crafts with a dog

As always, each month also features the works of local artists who exhibit and sell a wide range of artwork. There’s always something new and unique, and 20% of sales go directly to support the library. This month, discover and shop the pretty creations of Lily May Pottery. Joining her, get into the holiday spirit with Unique Creations by Triple C. Zach Wilson returns with his pottery and mugs, and joining him will be the beautiful jewelry from Victoria Ruta Designs.

The library is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

OTF will be closed on Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day. On Wednesday, November 23, the library will close at 1 p.m. and will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following Thanksgiving Day.

Visit OceanicLib.org or call 732-842-2692. The Oceanic Free Library is located at 109 Avenue of Two Rivers, Rumson.

]]> Turkey expects new influx of Russians after Putin announces partial mobilization https://apartman-beograd.com/turkey-expects-new-influx-of-russians-after-putin-announces-partial-mobilization/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 13:22:45 +0000 https://apartman-beograd.com/turkey-expects-new-influx-of-russians-after-putin-announces-partial-mobilization/

Large numbers of Russians rushed to countries where they can enter visa-free on Wednesday, with Turkey among the most popular, after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization for war in Ukraine, according to reports. media.

Putin said in a pre-recorded nationwide address on Wednesday that he would mobilize reservists who have combat and service experience and that the number of those called up for active duty would be determined by the Defense Ministry.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu later said that 300,000 reservists would initially be called up.

Although Russian officials have sought to calm the public about the appeal by stressing that it will affect a limited number of people who meet certain criteria, conflicting statements and a lack of detail have helped fuel panic among Russians. .

According to an Al-Monitor report on Wednesday, the price of international flights from Russia to countries such as Turkey, Serbia, Albania and Georgia, where Russians can enter without a visa, jumped hours after the Putin’s announcement.

The cost of a one-way ticket from Moscow to Istanbul ranges from $1,500 to $4,000, up more than 100%, Al-Monitor said, citing Google Flights search data, adding that all flights Turkish airlines, including the national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines and low-cost carrier Pegasus were booked until Sunday.

Tickets for Moscow-Belgrade flights operated by Air Serbia, the only European carrier along with Turkish Airlines to maintain flights to Russia despite an embargo on flights from the European Union, have sold out quickly for the next few days, also The Associated Press reported on Wednesday, adding that the fare for flights from Moscow to Istanbul and Dubai rose within minutes before jumping again, reaching as high as 9,200 euros ($9,119) for a one-way economy class ticket. .

A Serbia-based group called “Russians, Belarusians, Ukrainians and Serbs together against war” tweeted that there were no flights available to Belgrade from Russia until mid-October. Flights to Turkey, Georgia and Armenia also sold out, according to the Belgrade-based group.

Andrei Kartapolov, head of the Duma’s defense committee, said there would be no additional restrictions for reservists leaving Russia on the basis of mobilization, but advised people who might be eligible for the call not to “go to resorts in Turkey”.

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the number of Russians fleeing to Turkey has increased dramatically, with thousands, especially young and white-collar Russians, pouring into the country’s major cities, including Istanbul. , Izmir and Antalya, mainly for traveling in Europe.

Although the amount foreigners have to pay for a property to qualify for Turkish citizenship rose from $250,000 to $400,000 in April, Russian nationals topped the list of foreign buyers in Turkey for the first time in May with over 1,000 sales.

The influx has also prompted Turkish banks to start using Russia’s national payment system, known as Mir, for Russians who cannot use their credit cards due to sanctions. However, two Turkish banks announced that they had stopped using the system following the announcement by the US Treasury of an extension of sanctions for financial institutions using Mir.

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Gloucester featured in a children’s book | New https://apartman-beograd.com/gloucester-featured-in-a-childrens-book-new/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 09:20:00 +0000 https://apartman-beograd.com/gloucester-featured-in-a-childrens-book-new/

‘CODA was Sian’s love letter to Gloucester, it’s mine,’ says Thyra Heder of her new illustrated children’s picture book, ‘Sal’s Boat’, which she will read at an event special this Sunday, September 25 at The Bookstore. of Gloucester.

Seven years younger than her Oscar-winning sister Sian, Thyra — 15 years an acclaimed Brooklyn-based illustrator and prolific screenwriter — worked closely on the pre-production portion of “CODA,” which was filmed almost entirely in Gloucester, a town the sisters have loved since childhood.

“When we were kids,” says Thyra, who grew up in Cambridge, “in the summers we would visit family friends who had a house in Gloucester. For me, Gloucester was one of the most magical places in the world. It was a place I’ve always loved, but never really spent time in before ‘CODA’.

A film born out of her sister’s childhood memories in Gloucester, “CODA” took months in production, and as well as scripting the toughest filming sequences, Thyra was heavily involved in location scouting, a job that took her to the next level. brought her to the beloved coves and quarries and beaches of her childhood.

“I was there working on Sian’s film, but in the meantime Gloucester inspired me to make my own ‘film,'” says Thyra, who studied film at Brown University. “I think cinematically,” she says, “and Gloucester is a very cinematic place.”

The “movie” taking shape in Thyra’s mind featured a little boy from Gloucester named Sal – a composite of Thyra herself and her nephew, Sian’s son Milo – who gets it into his head that he going to build a boat alone. “Milo and I both love projects and we’re both stubborn,” says Thyra. In Sal’s case, his stubborn streak puts him in a tough spot as he attempts to not only build a boat, but also a boathouse.

“When we were coming from Boston and getting to this point on Route 128, where you look down from the bridge over the water, this floating boat house told me I was in Gloucester,” Thyra says of why the Sal’s dream boat was a houseboat.

But when Sal’s dream of actually living on the water – “just the waves and me” – lands him wildly out of his depth, the boat-savvy people of Gloucester lovingly portray him as a place where everyone help everyone – save the day. “Everyone showed up for work,” reads Heder’s text, and Sal’s dream boat is successfully launched.

Sal’s Boat, released in late summer in an illustrated hardcover edition, is Thyra Heder’s fifth illustrated children’s book, but her first to be set in Gloucester. It is, as she puts it, very “cinematic”, and her love for Gloucester brings its pages to life.

Heder’s other four children’s picture books are available worldwide through Abarms Books for Young Readers. His online comics are published on Medium and Spiralbound and his illustrations have appeared in Vogue, The New York Times and Vice. As a concept illustrator, she has produced visuals for Swarovski and Bergdorf Goodman, as well as HBO’s “CODA”, “Barry”, “The Sesame Street Movie”, and “Scenes From A Marriage”. She was a Sundance Screenwriting Fellow in 2015 and received the Hearst Fellowship from the San Francisco Film Society the same year. She teaches storyboarding at Drexel University and is a guest lecturer on picture books at The New School, School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute.

“Everything I do starts with drawing,” says Heder. « I use drawing as a camera, as a diary, as a way to tell a story or a joke, a way to connect and to offer my vision of the world. I see him as both an athletic and empathetic medium, best when you meet your subject’s energy with your own.

“I feel the same way about picture books,” she continues. “A good children’s book is read and re-read and has a unique and sly ability to exist where other art forms might not exist, in the most intimate domestic moments. I consider this a great honor to be welcomed into the emotional life and imagination of a child and it is not a position I take lightly!

Turkey braces for new influx of Russians after Putin mobilization announcement https://apartman-beograd.com/turkey-braces-for-new-influx-of-russians-after-putin-mobilization-announcement/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 19:30:31 +0000 https://apartman-beograd.com/turkey-braces-for-new-influx-of-russians-after-putin-mobilization-announcement/

Prices for flights to Istanbul from Moscow and other major Russian cities jumped more than 100% today due to high demand following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a partial mobilization in the country.

The cost of a one-way ticket from Moscow to Istanbul ranges from $1,500 to $4,000, up more than 100% from the previous day, according to Google Flights search data.

All flights of Turkish airliners, including the country’s flag carrier, Turkish Airlines, and low-cost carrier Pegasus, are booked until Sunday.

Skyrocketing prices and increased flight times, which have reached some 50 hours for a flight of about five hours, have not deterred travelers from their plans, although prices continue to rise.

The cost of flights to other countries where Russians can travel visa-free, such as Serbia, Albania and Georgia, also jumped after Putin’s announcement.

In a pre-recorded national address earlier in the day, Putin said his country would mobilize reservists who have combat and service experience.

The number of Russians fleeing to Turkey increased dramatically after the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, with thousands – especially young and white-collar Russians – pouring into the country’s major cities, including Istanbul, Izmir and Antalya, mainly to travel to Europe. Russian rapper Oxxxymironan outspoken war critic who canceled all of his planned concerts in his country to protest the invasion, launched his international concert series in Istanbul in March to help Ukrainian refugees.

Russian nationals topped the list of foreign buyers in Turkey for the first time in May with over 1,000 sales. Under Ankara’s controversial home citizenship scheme, foreigners who pay $400,000 or more for real estate become eligible to obtain Turkish passports.

The influx has prompted Turkish banks to start using Russia’s national payment system, known as Mir, for Russians who cannot use their credit cards due to sanctions. However, two Turkish banks have announced that they stopped using the system following the announcement by the US Treasury of the extension of sanctions for financial institutions using Mir.

Hong Kong has lost aviation hub status, says airline chief | coronavirus pandemic https://apartman-beograd.com/hong-kong-has-lost-aviation-hub-status-says-airline-chief-coronavirus-pandemic/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 08:57:35 +0000 https://apartman-beograd.com/hong-kong-has-lost-aviation-hub-status-says-airline-chief-coronavirus-pandemic/

The head of the International Air Transport Association said China’s pandemic policies had “devastated” the former British colony.

Hong Kong has lost its position as a global aviation hub due to China’s ultra-strict “dynamic zero COVID” policy, the head of the global airline industry trade association has said.

Speaking at an aviation conference in Doha on Wednesday, International Air Transport Association (IATA) chief executive Willie Walsh said pandemic-imposed restrictions in China had “devastated” the former British colony and cost the city its status as a transport hub.

Hong Kong International Airport, one of the busiest gateways in the world before the pandemic, handled just 591,000 passengers between April and June, compared to 7.3 million passengers who passed through the Singapore Changi Airport during this period.

Hong Kong is one of the few places in the world still abiding by strict COVID-19 restrictions, as authorities try to align themselves with mainland China’s zero-tolerance strategy aimed at eradicating the virus to near zero. any price.

Under current Hong Kong rules, all arrivals must undergo three days of hotel quarantine followed by a four-day medical surveillance period that prohibits them from entering places such as bars and restaurants.

The mandatory quarantine period in hotels was seven days until last month and for a period of 14 months, extending to 21 days.

COVID-19 restrictions, along with a Beijing-led dismantling of rights and freedoms in the former British colony, have led to an exodus of residents and businesses from the financial hub, which for decades has made itself known as “Asia’s Global City”. More than 200,000 people left the city between 2020 and mid-2022, the largest exodus on record.

Hong Kong leader John Lee said on Tuesday his government was aware of the need to reconnect with the rest of the world and was “actively exploring” changes to the controversial quarantine policy.

Local media reported that the government planned to scrap the hotel quarantine in favor of seven days of medical surveillance, under which arrivals would still be restricted in their movement around the city.