Caribbean Tattoo Festival in Puerto Rico This Weekend

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Puerto Rico is hosting the Island Tattoo Fest this weekend, the biggest Caribbean convention where tattoo artists and body art from the region and other countries will be showcased, EFE reports.

In its seventh year, the festival includes a competition of tattoos, body piercing, plus live entertainment.

Among the nearly hundred participants taking part in the event is Juan Salgado, urban tattoo artist professionally known as Angel’s Tattoonator, Bengie Archilla, renowned for his realism, and Noel Roman (Nono’s), among many others.

The event is held at the Embassy Suite Hotel in Isla Verde, in the metropolitan area of ​​the Puerto Rican capital.

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Special Edition: Bassem Sabry (1982 – 2014)

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Egypt has lost one of its best bloggers, and democracy activists, Bassem Sabry. He was mourned by many across the globe.

Few thoughts about my friend Bassem

 I still feel numb. I have struggled to write since the tragic passing of Bassem Sabry. I kept reading one tribute after another; all were poignant, accurately describing the wonderful human being Bassem was ___ all made me more tearful and more numb.

 Tragic, sudden death is no stranger to me. As a child, my father passed away suddenly, and I had to endure my mother wearing mourning garments for seven successive years…

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Photos: Domestic Workers Celebrate Labor Day

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As previously written , today was the final day of the 3-day Workers’ Day Parade and Festival celebrating Labor day organized by the  Anti-Racism MovementFi Chi Ghalat , and various other NGOs. For the Facebook Album, click here .

All Photos are under a Creative Commons license (use if you want but please credit me.)

First, we marched

from Dora to Mar Mikhael (random order).

Then, we rested

at Mar Mikhael Train Station

And then, we celebrated

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Guinea’s Ebola death toll rises to 81 – Xinhua | English.news.cn

CONAKRY, May 4 (Xinhua) — The Ebola virus has killed 81 people out of 127 confirmed cases in Guinea so far this year, according to a latest update from the Guiean Health Ministry.

Guinean Health Ministry official Sakoba Keita said as of May 2, six new cases were reported in the West African country, with one in capital Conakry and five in the southeast town of Guekedou, the epicenter of the epidemic.

First discovered in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks in Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), the Ebola virus was named after the Ebola River where the DR Congo outbreak was found in a nearby village.

via Guinea’s Ebola death toll rises to 81 – Xinhua | English.news.cn.