.Africa is the proposed Internet generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) for the African and Pan African communities and users wherever they may reside. The .africa gTLD serves as a regional domain for individuals and entities based in and out of Africa.
The .Africa gTLD has not yet been delegated to any organization as registry operator. The .Africa application that was submitted by DotConnectAfrica Trust is now the subject of an unresolved disagreement with ICANN (DCA Trust vs ICANN) following an Independent Review Panel (IRP) Process that was invoked by DCA Trust under ICANN’s accountability mechanism in October 2013. The IRP was administrated by the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) New York, US.
DCA Trust had passed all the new gTLD applicant evaluation criteria, but before the Initial Evaluation (IE) result was issued, a Governmental Advisory Committee GAC Objection Advice that had been issued in Beijing in April 2013 was later accepted by the ICANN Board in early June 2013 which caused the ICANN Board to instruct ICANN staff that DCA Trust’s .Africa new gTLD application will not be approved. This had caused the non-completion of the evaluation of DCA Trust’s application; which then led DCA Trust to challenge the ICANN Board decision through a series of accountability mechanism.
The initial idea for the song came from David Paich. Jeff Porcaro explains the idea behind the song: "a boy is trying to write a song on Africa, but since he's never been there, he can only tell what he's seen on TV or remembers in the past."
David Paich said: "At the beginning of the '80s I watched a late night documentary on TV about all the terrible death and suffering of the people in Africa. It both moved and appalled me and the pictures just wouldn't leave my head. I tried to imagine how I'd feel about if I was there and what I'd do."
Musically the song took quite some time to assemble, as Paich and Porcaro explain:
Africa and De viris illustribus were partially inspired by Petrarch's visit to Rome in 1337. According to Bergin and Wilson (p. ix). It seems very likely that the inspirational vision of the Eternal City must have been the immediate spur to the design of the Africa and probably De viris illustribus as well. After returning from his grand tour, the first sections of Africa were written in the valley of Vaucluse. Petrarch recalls
The fact that he abandoned it early on is not entirely correct since it was far along when he received two invitations (from Rome and from Paris) in September 1340 each asking him to accept the crown as poet laureate. A preliminary form of the poem was completed in time for the laurel coronation April 8, 1341 (Easter Sunday).
NEW DELHI. Rahul Dravid will stay on as coach of India, the country’s cricket board said on Wednesday, having led the hosts to the final of the World Cup earlier this month ... “The board acknowledges Mr ... “Mr ... Dependable” for his classic batting and rock-solid defence, is expected to lead the team on their tour of SouthAfrica next month ... .
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It was "unanimously agreed to further the tenure" of the 50-year-old former skipper, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement. "The board acknowledges Mr ... "Mr ... Dependable" for his classic batting and rock-solid defence, is expected to lead the team on their tour of SouthAfrica next month ... ....
Rahul Dravid will stay on as coach of India, the country's cricket board said on Wednesday, having led the hosts to the final of the Cricket World Cup earlier this month ... "The board acknowledges Mr ... "Mr ... Dependable" for his classic batting and rock-solid defence, is expected to lead the team on their tour of SouthAfrica next month ... AFP. .
As we embrace new challenges post the World Cup, we remain committed to the pursuit of excellence.”His team of support staff, including batting coach Vikram Rathour and bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, have also been retained.The BCCI did not say how long the new term would be, with ...
HICKORY CORNERS, MI -- The Gilmore Car Museum is mixing two favorites. the holidays and classic cars ... It features an African section, where the lights are in all of the colors of Africa. Keeping with the theme of the museum, one way guests can experience the light show is by riding in classic cars, which date back to the 1920s ... until Dec ... ....
By Polly Sands, Marketing Director, Barrique Fine Wines ... This silky smooth blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Carrignan hails from the Hemel en Aarde region (which roughly translates to heaven on earth) in SouthAfrica, offering a great alternative to a classic Rhone ... Alternatively, it effortlessly complements a cheese board ... ... NextArticle. .
Cape Town, SouthAfrica 2022 (£8, the Co-op). A wonderfully expressive, dry white take on the classic Bordeaux blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon from vineyards a mere cork’s throw away from the Atlantic on the southern coast of South Africa ... As the classic wines of Burgundy’s ...
Abstractions, euphemisms and clichés all served as “the defence of the indefensible” ...Social media, the “great awokening” on the left and the MAGAfication of the right have contributed to a verbal crescendo.\nCountries in west and central Africa have seen seven of the classic storming-the-presidential-palace sort of “coup” in less than four years.
This vast park, one of Africa’s largest, has an astonishing array of wildlife that ranges across landscapes and habitats of singular beauty ...The Serengeti’s fourth successive victory as Africa’s best safari park is a remarkable and thoroughly deserved achievement ... Only parks known for classic wildlife-viewing safaris were considered.
Sylvia’s love of all things bright began in the small village of Robertson in SouthAfrica’s Western Cape, where she was surrounded by vibrant plants and rich wine fields ... ‘Colour as key and this earthy, brick style red is one of my favourites – it takes me back to my upbringing in South Africa.