John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Vacationing in Marrakech

Rabat – Singer John Legend, his wife Chrissy Teigen, and their 11 months old daughter Luna are taking a vacation from walking red carpets, instead taking to the streets of the red city, Marrakech.The family traveled to a vacation along with Teigen’s best friend and hairstylist Jen Atkin and photographer Mike Rosenthal.The couple documented the whole trip on Instagram and Snapchat, giving glimpses of their activities in Marrakech. Teigen posted a romantic picture with her husband of three years in a scenic lobby. She also posted another holding her daughter in front of a spices display in a local souk. The two ladies were covered in a pink shawl to match the boundless arrays of colors in the market.Indeed, the couple were also mesmerized by the wonder of famous Jamaa El Fna square in Marrakech. Teigen shared a picture of her husband and Atkin with snakes wrapped on their necks. The video is as delightful as their other pictures.Baby Luna was also keeping busy in Marrakech. The 11 months old girl was having Harcha snakes, doing some “light reading,” and uttering her first word: “cat.” These precious moments were all captured by her parents’ cameras.The family’s Moroccan vacation came just a few weeks after Teigen publicized her postpartum depression in an essay for the April 2017 issue of Glamour magazine. The charm of Marrakech seems to be helping the model cope with her postpartum depression problems. read more

Sri Lanka says its focus is on diversification of labour markets

They discussed new avenues for enhanced cooperation between Sri Lanka and ITU in the development of telecommunication outreach and digitalization, specially geared to empowering youth and rural communities in Sri Lanka, while making internet access less costly.Matters relating to Sri Lanka’s participation and contribution in ITU forums including the ITU Telecom World 2018 and the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference as well as improving connectivity and cooperation through regional mechanisms were also discussed.Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva, Mrs. Samantha Jayasuriya, Deputy Permanent Representative and Ms. Shashika Somaratne, Minister Counsellor were associated with the Minister at these meetings. (Colombo Gazette) Minister of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment, Harin Fernando, emphasised that the Government of Sri Lanka accorded priority to increasing foreign employment opportunities for Sri Lankans in semi-skilled and skilled categories, with a clear focus on diversification of labour markets.The Minister particularly highlighted the long-term productive contributions made by Sri Lankan labour migrants to the growth of Sri Lanka’s economy. The IOM Director General thanked the Minister for the excellent bilateral cooperation between Sri Lanka and the IOM and conveyed his appreciation for Sri Lanka’s leadership of Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) and its contribution and stewardship in the recent past, of the Colombo Process (CP). Director General Swing stressed that these regional processes as well as other initiatives such as migrant health, migration governance, once they were combined and harnessed into practical and cooperative programmes, could help many countries to leverage migration for development gains.  He encouraged Sri Lanka to continue to be active in these areas.Minister Harin Fernando also met Houlin Zhao, the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Minister Harin Fernando made these remarks during a meeting with Ambassador William Lacy Swing, the Director General of International Organization for Migration (IOM) and senior officials of the IOM in Geneva. read more