Grenade attack at Pulwama, 2 CRPF jawans injured

first_imgSuspected militants launched a grenade attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) battalion in Pulwama’s Tral area on Monday evening, leaving two jawans injured.Preliminary reports suggested a grenade was lobbed by using under-barrel grenade launcher in Tral under the cover of darkness. A police official said the grenade landed near the camp of CRPF’s 180 Battalion. “Two CRPF jawans have sustained injuries,” said the police officials. The area is being surveyed, they added. On Sunday, militants injured four CRPF jawans in Srinagar’s Saraf Kadal in a grenade attack. It’s third grenade attack in the past three days. Earlier, the district police lines of Pulwama was attacked with a grenade.last_img read more

Mass transfers of teachers create difficulties in schools

first_imgThe mass-scale transfers of principals and teachers of government schools carried out in Rajasthan have created difficulties for thousands of students in the middle of their academic session. Though the Congress government has claimed that a “transparent process” was adopted for transfers, the teachers, students and their parents are agitated over its impact on studies.While the Minister of State for Education, Govind Singh Dotasara, had announced that the transfers would stop on September 30, the spate of transfer orders issued in back dates even after the deadline have peeved the teachers, who were shifted to far-off places without their consent.The Opposition BJP leaders, teachers’ organisations and parents of students have alleged corruption, favouritism and political interference in the process of transfers. On a single day, 7,964 teachers — including 2,606 principals and 286 headmasters — were transferred across the State, disturbing the academic calendar, schedule of studies and the teachers’ focus on completing the work assigned to them.Few takers to claimMr. Dotasara’s claim that the transfer process was initiated after getting online applications from teachers has had few takers. Rajasthan Teachers and Panchayati Raj Employees’ Federation president N.S. Sisodia said the teachers who genuinely needed transfer for personal issues were ignored and those with political influence were shifted to their desired places despite the online system.The teachers’ bodies have demanded formulation of a transfer policy stipulating both urban and rural postings to take care of schools in the remote villages being run without teachers. Rajasthan Shikshak Sangh president Siyaram Sharma said the transfers still being done in back dates after the September 30 deadline clearly indicated “irregularities in the entire exercise”.Hundreds of students have staged demonstrations outside the government school buildings, put locks on their gates and blocked roads in several towns to protest against the transfer of their teachers. The agitating students were joined by the local villagers and panchayat members in Dausa, Jodhpur, Barmer, Tonk, Hanumangarh and Baran districts.Vijay Singh Sodha, Sarpanch of Barmer’s Bawri Kalan village, said the Education Department had transferred two teachers from the Higher Secondary School without paying heed to the villagers’ long-pending demand for filling up the vacant posts. “When there are no teachers, why will the villagers send their children to school? We are left with no option but to lock the school.”Senior BJP leader and former Education Minister Vasudev Devnani has denounced the State government’s “politically biased” decision to transfer a large number of teachers, which he said would affect the academic performance of students. “The Congress treats transfers as an industry. Cancer patients, deserted women and widows have been transferred to the places 500 km away from their residence. This is sheer injustice,” he said.‘Discontent, prejudices’Mr. Devnani said the State’s ranking in educational excellence in the country had improved from 26th to second position during the previous BJP regime. The anarchy in schools would destroy all the past achievements and pollute the educational atmosphere with discontent and prejudices, he said.A forum representing the teachers who were felicitated for their achievements has also protested against the large-scale transfers, while pointing out that the Congress government had violated its own decision to give preference to them. Over 20 teachers rewarded in the past, who had not even applied online, were transferred to far-off places, forum’s general secretary R.P. Sharma said.last_img read more

Boxing: Jose Ramirez to return on September 14 in Las Vegas

first_imgAdvertisementRamirez’s first defense of his WBC title fell through after challenger Danny O’Connor had to withdraw from severe dehydration. Apparently, September 14 will be the new date with an opponent and venue to be announced.A conflict may be in play with football season right around the corner. This hurts the chances of a homecoming bout taking place in September. Many suspect the new opponent will Be Silver Champion Josh Taylor. However, he has elected to enter the WBSS.After Friday’s unfortunate events, Ramirez is eager to make his first defense.When we get hit, then we hit back stronger 👊 I was able to get September 14th on one of boxing biggest fight weekends for @RAMIREZBOXING set with Top Rank as Bob Arum announced last… https://t.co/s6UfpsSEKR— Rick Mirigian (@RGMPROMO) July 8, 2018Ramirez released a statement Saturday morning: “Come out and support the event as we still have many great fighters and fights and the biggest platform in sports for our city. Come help me show how the Central Valley is united and not only supports boxing but its own.”At the Save Mart Center, he added, “Thank you all to my fans and sponsors who continued to support, who didn’t let this throw them off and will continue to be supporting moving forward.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Wayne Rooney to play as striker for Everton: Ronald Koeman

first_imgWayne Rooney will play as a striker for Everton, his manager Ronald Koeman said on Monday when the 31-year-old was officially unveiled after returning to his first club following 13 years at Manchester United.Rooney trained with his new team mates at their Finch Farm centre earlier in the day before addressing the cameras with Koeman when he said returning to the club was a “no-brainer”.Koeman immediately made it clear that he expected Rooney to provide an offensive threat, ending suggestions that he might play in midfield.”Everyone knows the qualities of Wayne. We’re trying to get more productivity. He can be 10 behind the striker, the 9, the 7,” said Koeman.”We need to improve our goal strike rate. Last season Romelu (Lukaku) scored 25 goals and the next best was with four or five. That’s not good enough. Wayne is the sort of player who can bring productivity to the team.”last_img read more

Novak Djokovic holds off spirited Roberto Bautista Agut to reach 6th Wimbledon final

first_imgNovak Djokovic watched his Wimbledon semifinal opponent’s shot hit the net tape, pop in the air and slide over for a winner that tied things at a set apiece.Centre Court spectators stood and cheered, perhaps thinking Roberto Bautista Agut was ready to keep this one tight, after all. Walking to his changeover chair, Djokovic nodded and waved his racket, then his right hand, at the crowd, sarcastically encouraging folks to get louder, as if to say, “Yeah, good for him and good for you. Enjoy it while you can.”Soon enough, the defending champion was bellowing and shaking his fist after putting away an overhead to go up a break in the third set. Moments later, he was ending a 45-stroke baseline exchange the longest on record at Wimbledon, where such stats date to 2006 with a backhand winner to save a break point. Djokovic eventually overcame Bautista Agut 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Friday to reach his sixth final at the All England Club.”I had to dig deep,” Djokovic said.In Sunday’s final, he will seek a fifth Wimbledon title and 16th Grand Slam trophy overall when he faces either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal.Those two great rivals were scheduled to face each other later Friday in their first meeting at Wimbledon since the epic 2008 final won by Nadal, 9-7 in the fifth set as darkness descended.”Of course I will watch it,” Djokovic said of the day’s second semifinal. “My coaches will probably see the whole match. I’ll definitely see parts of it. I’m a fan of that matchup, as well. Federer-Nadal is one of the most epic rivalries of all time. So it’s fantastic to see them play today.”advertisementThe opening semifinal was played under a cloudy sky and with a breeze that topped 10 mph, occasionally bothering the No. 1-seeded Djokovic.It was his 36th career appearance in the final four at a major tournament and the debut in that round for Bautista Agut, who was seeded 23rd.Even HE didn’t really expect his visit to the All England Club to last this long: The Spaniard was supposed to meet a half-dozen of his buddies on the island of Ibiza this weekend for his bachelor party. Instead, those pals were sitting in a guest box at Centre Court on Friday.”He was not really overwhelmed, so to say, with the stadium and with the occasion. He played really well,” Djokovic said. “First set, he was still probably managing his nerves and he made some uncharacteristic unforced errors. But later on, at the beginning of the second, he established himself.”After a flat forehand return winner off a 107 mph serve on the very first point, Bautista Agut certainly did lose his way for a bit. Djokovic won 14 of the next 18 points while pulling out to a 3-0 lead and he didn’t need to produce much magic to do so. Just one of those initial 14 points came via his own winner; 10 resulted from Bautista Agut’s unforced errors.But the second set saw a shift. Djokovic stopped his until-then successful tactic of offering some variety and heading to the net when he could. His forehand also became problematic, while Bautista Agut couldn’t seem to miss a shot.Bautista Agut already beat Djokovic twice earlier this season. Could he do it again?No, largely because Djokovic rediscovered his best abilities. He came up bigger in the longest points, eventually holding a 29-17 edge when they lasted at least 10 strokes.Once his volley winner found the net tape and trickled over to cap the third set turnabout was fair play, in this instance, after the way the previous set ended the outcome seemed inevitable. Djokovic broke to lead 2-1 in the fourth, and again for 4-1, then needed a handful of match points to seal the victory.Also Seelast_img read more

Port of Savannah April Container Volumes Jump 25.8 Percent

first_imgzoom The US Port of Savannah container volumes increased by 25.8 percent in April, with a total volume of 335,337 twenty-foot equivalent container units, or an additional 69,000 units, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) reports.GPA also saw strong growth in roll-on/roll-off traffic, moving 77,574 units through Brunswick and Savannah, a 14.1 percent gain.The Ocean Terminal, a multi-purpose facility in Savannah, nearly doubled its breakbulk cargo in April – expanding at a rate of 96.3 percent (81,691 tons) to reach 166,489 tons of breakbulk goods. GPA’s total breakbulk tonnage grew by 38.7 percent for April (89,946 tons) to reach 322,603 tons.The GPA board on Monday approved USD 141.8 million in capital improvements with passage of its fiscal year 2016 budget. To upgrade existing assets, the board allocated USD 33.4 million to improve power infrastructure for cranes, paving, increased rail capacity and other terminal improvements at the ports of Savannah and Brunswick.Another USD 83.4 million will go toward property development and the purchase of new equipment. Of that, USD 33 million will pay for 30 new rubber-tired gantry cranes. The addition of conductor rails to support Savannah’s transition to more efficient electric RTGs will cost USD 11.5 million and allow 20 more RTGs to run on electricity instead of diesel.The board also dedicated USD 16.5 million toward the purchase of four new ship-to-shore cranes. The super post-panamax cranes will cost a total of USD 48.19 million.Meanwhile, USD 3 million will pay for property development needed for expanding business in general cargo at Savannah’s Ocean Terminal. At Colonel’s Island Terminal in Brunswick, USD 5.5 million will go to develop more land to support growing auto volumes.“Our long-time policy has been to maintain capacity at least 20 percent above demand through timely infrastructure investments,” GPA Board Vice Chairman Jimmy Allgood said.“By making these commitments now, GPA will be prepared to handle expanding cargo volumes both now and in the future.”Image: Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B. Mortonlast_img read more

Ocean Yield Adds Fifth Suezmax to Its Fleet

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Okeanis Eco Tankers/Ocean Yield Norway-based shipping company Ocean Yield has taken delivery of the Suezmax tanker Milos, bringing its current fleet of Suezmaxes to five.Upon its delivery on February 7, the 2016-built vessel commenced its employment under a 13-year bareboat charter deal with Okeanis Eco Tankers (OET).Featuring 157,525 dwt, Milos was built by Sungdong Shipbuilding in Korea and is a sister vessel to Ocean Yield’s Poliegos, which is on charter with OET since mid-2017.As earlier noted by the company, the purchase price of USD 56 million for Milos includes a seller’s credit of USD 7 million, giving a net purchase price of USD 49 million.The Greek charterer Okeanis Eco Tankers will have certain options to acquire the vessel during the charter period, according to Ocean Yield.last_img read more

Restrictions levées au CapBreton

first_imgLes restrictions sur les activités et les déplacements dans les régions boisées annoncées la semaine dernière ont été levées au Cap-Breton. Les restrictions demeurent en vigueur dans le reste de la Nouvelle-Écosse, et ce, jusqu’à nouvel ordre. La sécheresse au Cap-Breton est moins grave que dans le reste de la province. « Nous apprécions la coopération de tous alors que ces restrictions sont en vigueur. Les pompiers ont fait des progrès considérables. De plus, il y a moins de nouveaux feux qui se déclarent », affirme Lloyd Hines, ministre des Ressources naturelles. Les pompiers poursuivent la lutte contre les feux à Ten Mile Lake, comté de Queens, Maitland Bridge, comté d’Annapolis, Seven Mile Lake, comté d’Annapolis et Perch Lake, comté de Pictou. Ces quatre feux sont maintenant entièrement circonscrits. En plus de la levée des restrictions au Cap-Breton par le gouvernement provincial, Parcs Canada lève également les restrictions imposées dans le parc national des Hautes-Terres-du-Cap-Breton. Le gouvernement provincial continuera de fournir des mises à jour sur le site http://www.novascotia.ca/nsfire/fr.last_img read more

US denies threats to sack weather agency employees

first_imgWashington; The US Department of Commerce has denied that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had threatened to fire top employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) over a row concerning hurricane Dorian. The New York Times reported on Monday that Ross threatened to fire top NOAA employees after the National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, tweeted on September 1 that “Alabama will not see any impacts from Dorian”, rebutting President Donald Trump’s claim that the state would be hit “harder than anticipated”, Xinhua news agency reported. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US “Secretary Ross did not threaten to fire any NOAA staff over forecasting and public statements about Hurricane Dorian,” the Separtment said in a statement on Monday. The NOAA is a division of the Commerce Department, and the National Weather Service is a part of the NOAA. Trump has spent days defending his version of the path of Hurricane Dorian since the controversy erupted. He displayed a large map in the Oval Office on September 4 showing Alabama was potentially in Dorian’s path, but US media reports said that the map had been altered with a black Sharpie pen. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls The NOAA said in a statement on September 6 that the map “demonstrated that tropical-storm-force winds from Hurricane Dorian could impact Alabama”. It added that the Birmingham National Weather Service’s September 1 tweet “spoke in absolute terms that were inconsistent with probabilities from the best forecast products available at the time”. Dorian hit the Bahamas on September 1 as a Category 5 hurricane, killing at least 50 people in the island country as of Monday evening, according to the Bahamian government. It then swiped the coasts of US states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.last_img read more

Honda Aircraft fined 45K for citizenship job requirements

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice says the maker of HondaJet violated the Immigration and Nationality Act by refusing to consider or hire certain work-authorized non-U.S. citizens because of their citizenship status.The Winston-Salem Journal reports the federal department said Friday that an investigation concluded Honda Aircraft published at least 25 job postings between 2015 and 2016 that illegally required a particular citizenship status. Honda Aircraft has been fined nearly $45,000.The government says the company misunderstood requirements under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations.The company has agreed to remove specific citizenship requirements from job postings, unless permitted by law. The settlement also requires some employees to attend training on the act’s anti-discrimination provision.The newspaper couldn’t immediately reach Honda Aircraft for comment.___Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.comThe Associated Press read more

Lower cable bills in store as CRTC axes local TV programming fee

OTTAWA — Canada’s broadcast regulator is doing away with a controversial fee charged by many cable and satellite companies to help improve local TV programming — and forcing them to stop passing the cost on to their customers.The Local Programming Improvement Fund will be phased out by August 31, 2014, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced Wednesday.The regulator will also require cable and satellite companies to show by this fall how they intend to remove the fees from customers’ bills, and to prove that customers have been made aware that the costs have been eliminated.“The fund was created to ensure television stations had the resources to meet Canadians’ needs for local programming,” Leonard Katz, the CRTC’s vice-chairman of telecommunications, said in a statement.“We are satisfied with the support it has provided during a difficult economic period.”[np-related]The $100-million fund was established in 2008 to support small-and mid-sized local stations as they dealt with the recession just as they were spending millions to make the transition to digital television.A total of 78 stations received $100-million from the fund in 2010, and 80 stations received $106-million last year.But the CRTC says with a recovery in full swing in the advertising sector and the transition to digital now complete, the fund is no longer needed.The plan was paid for by the cable and satellite companies, which promptly passed on the cost of the fees directly to consumers, who complained in the tens of thousands.Cable and satellite companies will be required to prepare reports by mid-September of this year, outlining how they will stop charging the fees. They’ll also have to prove that customers have been told either that the fees are being eliminated or that they were never required to pay them.The CRTC said it’s confident that small and mid-sized local stations will be able to maintain quality programming without the fund.At the same time, the regulator hinted Wednesday that is may be open to some other support mechanism for a number of CBC-Radio-Canada television stations in official-language minority communities.The commission said it will hear from the public broadcaster at its licence renewal hearing in mid-November.The Canadian Press read more

Five things you should know about Aeroplan points and Air Canadas new

TORONTO — Air Canada (TSX:AC) is saying au revoir to Aeroplan as it unveils plans to start an in-house loyalty rewards program in 2020. Here’s what that means for the five million Aeroplan members earning rewards for flying with Air Canada and redeeming points for flights with the national carrier:What happens to my Aeroplan points?Nothing. Your Aeroplan balance remains intact, unless you choose to redeem points for flights or other rewards. What changes is how you’ll earn points after June 2020 and, possibly, what you can buy with those points.——I’ve booked an Air Canada flight using Aeroplan points. What happens to my booking?Members who have already planned trips and booked flights with their Aeroplan points will still be able to travel as planned.——What points do I earn when I fly on Air Canada?Air Canada’s contract with Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM), which runs Aeroplan, expires in June 2020. Until then, points earned for travel on Air Canada flights will be credited to travellers’ Aeroplan accounts.After that, travellers who fly on Air Canada will earn points towards the company’s own loyalty program. The same applies to travel on Air Canada’s 26 Star Alliance partners, including Air China, Lufthansa and United Airlines.——Can I still use Aeroplan points to book Air Canada flights?Members can use their Aeroplan points to book Air Canada and Star Alliance flights until June 30, 2020. Aimia says it won’t stop offering flight rewards before then.After that, the answer is unclear.Air Canada said it intends to continue allowing Aeroplan members to redeem points for seats on Air Canada flights after that time.However, Aimia CEO David Johnston said that isn’t certain yet, as there’s still discussions to be had. He said the company continues to work on alternatives for when Air Canada leaves the program, including the possibility of finding new partners.——Does this change anything about my Aeroplan credit card?TD, CIBC and American Express all offer cards connected to the Aeroplan program. The contracts with TD and CIBC expire in 2024, while the American Express contract expires in 2018. Johnston said he’s not worried about those companies following Air Canada’s lead.He said the majority of Aeroplan members earn points not through flying but rather shopping while using those affiliated cards. read more

Palaniswami writes to Modi on arrest of fishermen in Sri Lanka

A day after the arrest of five fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami urged the Indian Prime Minister to take up the issue personally with the highest authorities in Sri Lanka and to bring the apprehensions at high seas to an immediate halt, Deccan Herald reported.The Chief Minister also asked Modi to direct the Ministry of External Affairs to secure the immediate release of 16 fishermen and 136 fishing boats including the five fishermen and their one mechanised fishing boat apprehended on June 18 without any delay. “It has been reported that 5 fishermen from Tamil Nadu who set out in a mechanised fishing boat for fishing on June 17 from Mandapam fishing base of Ramanathapuram District after a 61 day long fishing ban, were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy, while fishing in their traditional waters in the Palk Bay, in the early hours of June 18 and taken to Karainagar, Sri Lanka”, he pointed out. “My Government reaffirms its commitment to finding a pragmatic working solution and had initiated several measures with the support of Government of India”, he said adding “this necessitates an urgent intervention at the highest level of Sri Lankan administration to avert these arrests of our fishermen and to release and return the fishing boats and equipment of our fishermen in a refurbished condition so as to win the confidence of our fishing community”. (Colombo Gazette) Stating that the repeated arrest and prolonged incarceration of our fishermen create unrest among the fishermen community of Tamil Nadu, Palaniswami requested the Centre to undertake a strong diplomatic stand so as to prevent the recurrence of such incidents. read more

LeBron James enters Canadian media market joins forces with Drake

TORONTO — Drake and LeBron James are joining forces to reshape the sports media landscape in Canada.The music superstar and the Los Angeles Lakers forward announced on Tuesday a partnership to bring Uninterrupted, a digital platform for athletes, to Canada. Drake is a part owner and promoter for the platform which James began in 2015, while Scott Moore serves as chief executive officer and Vinay Virmani works as chief content officer.Moore, who resigned as network president of Sportsnet in October, says Uninterrupted Canada will not be competing with his former employers, TSN, or any other traditional media outlets.“I think it’s complementary, but it’s also a bit of a disruptor,” said Moore on Tuesday. “In trying to describe it to people it’s not a TV channel, it’s not a website, it’s not a Twitter feed. It’s a brand, it’s a content ecosystem that can appear anywhere.“It might appear in a podcast, it might appear on Instagram, it might appear on YouTube, it might appear on a television channel. But it’s the content ecosystem and the brand itself that drives the content.”Uninterrupted Canada will focus on the interests of athletes outside their field of play. When the Drake-James partnership was announced it was also confirmed that Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka would have a fashion-based property on the platform and that Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman — who was traded to New York by the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday — will have a motivational series.Although Uninterrupted Canada has clear ties to the NBA, Moore believes that many NHLers will also be interested in working with the company.“Hockey players are dying to show their personalities,” said Moore. “I’ve seen this change over the last four or five years where hockey players have started to become their own brands, to let their personalities come through. You’ve seen it in Toronto with guys like Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews, in Vancouver with Brock Boeser and Elias Pettersson.“Many professional athletes, regardless of their sport, want to build their brands. Want to have an opportunity to speak quote uninterrupted. That’s the beauty of this platform. It gives them the voice to do it.”Drake will contribute his musical talents to some major projects, either creating original songs, as a producer, or as a consultant. But he and James’s primary contributions will be their impressive network of personal and professional connections.“Obviously, it’s a gigantic advantage. The doors that open when you have two partners like that, the people that want to be involved with the platform when you’ve got two partners like that, the possibilities are endless,” said Moore. “In Canada, where there is no other brand like this, we’ve got a little bit of green field for a bit. I’m sure there will be others.“You’ve got the biggest musician in the world and, arguably, the biggest professional athlete in the world, it makes for a strong brand, that’s for sure.”Drake and James have worked together before, with both of them, as well as James’s close friend and business manager Maverick Carter, serving as executive producers on “The Carter Effect,” a documentary about former Raptors all-star Vince Carter that debuted at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.___Follow @jchidleyhill on TwitterJohn Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press read more

Bundesliga Round 9 RheinNeckar Lowen beat Burgdorf 160 now

7SC Magdeburg10:8 8TuS N-Lübbecke10:8 2Füchse Berlin16:2 17TV Grosswallstadt1:17 1Rhein-Neckar Löwen16:0 15TBV Lemgo4:14 14HBW Balingen-Weilstetten7:11 10TSV Hannover-Burgdorf9:9 Rhein-Neckar Lowen got their 8th win in their 8th match and now took the lead again on the table ahead of Fuchse Berlin which are 16:2. In the away game at Hannover-Burgdorf, Rhein-Neckar Lowen had a constant three-to-five goals lead throughout the whole match and in the end won with 32:26. Uwe Gensheimer had a brilliant game scoring 8 goals, followed by Petersson with 7 and Myrhol with 6 goals. Hannover-Burgdorf’s best was Morten Olsen with 6 goals.In the other games: Essen 25-37 THW Kiel, Goppingen 29-22 Lubbecke, Minden 31-31 Balingen, Gummersbach 25-24 Grosswallstadt, Neuhausen 28-28 Hamburg, Flensburg 33:22 Lemgo 9Frisch Auf Göppingen9:9 4HSV Hamburg12:4 12TSV GWD Minden8:10 16TV 1893 Neuhausen3:15 gensheimerhannover burgdorflionsloewenmyrhololsenpeterssonRhein Neckar Lowen 13MT Melsungen7:9 18TUSEM Essen0:18 6SG Flensburg-Handewitt10:4 5HSG Wetzlar11:7 3THW Kiel15:1 11VfL Gummersbach8:10 ← Previous Story Women’s EHF CL (Round 2): Fantastic Budućnost – Podravka winner of Balkan derby Next Story → ASOBAL (Round 7): Atletico Madrid blow away opponent, wins 34:13 read more

Young Greek VCE achievers

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Every ounce of hard work and dedication has paid off for VCE high achiever Eleni Papaspyropoulou, who received an ENTER score of 96.25. Only two years ago, the 19-year-old left her family in Greece to study at St John’s Orthodox College in Melbourne. Despite the difficulties and language challenges in a new country, Papaspyropoulou received the highest ENTER in her year level, as well as dux of the school. “When I saw my ENTER score at 7am on Monday morning, I didn’t believe it. I went to my mum (who has now moved to Australia) to see if it was actually the right one!” she said.Papaspyropoulou said that she was surprised that her highest mark was in ESL (41), although added that she wrote many essays and studied long hours to improve her language. “I had to show my parents that I ought to be here because they sacrificed their lives for us kids,” she said. “Everything I did and managed, I owe to the support of my family and best friend, who I stayed with in my initial 9 months in Australia.”According to acting Principal Jane Sulicich, Papaspyropoulou is one of the 39 per cent of students at St John’s College who received an ENTER score above 70. She went on to say that all students studying Greek achieved a study score above 31, including Papaspyropoulou’s brother, Raphael, who received a perfect study score of 50.Oakleigh Greek Orthodox College principal , Steve Charisis was as equally pleased with his student’s results.“Of our 44 students, 12 achieved ENTER scores close to 80 and above while approximately 50% achieved an ENTER score close to 70 and above,” he said. The highest achieving student was Christopher Piperidis with an ENTER score of 99.45, including perfect study scores of 50 in both Business Management and Physics. The school dux of the year has since been offered a full scholarship at Monash University (Clayton Campus) to study a double degree in Science/Engineering.“I’m still in shock,” he admits. “On Monday I received a call from a woman congratulating me on my scholarship and inviting me to a celebratory lunch at the Langham Hotel. They called a chauffeur to come and get three of my friends and although we underdressed (in trackies) while everyone was in suits, it was a lot of fun.”Independent Greek school, Alphington Grammar boasted its best ever result for local students.“One fifth of local students scored 90 points and over,” said principal Mike Smith. He went on to say that nearly 62% of our local students were placed in the top 30% of the state ENTER scores. Students excelled at Modern Greek also, with one quarter achieving 40 points and over.Alphington Grammar Student, Nickolas Zissis scored the highest ENTER score of the local students at 95.2, followed by school captains, Matthew Paris (93.05) and Stacey Katsaros (92.85).Katsaros hopes to study journalism at RMIT, although says that she plans to take a year off and head to Europe including Greece first.“I think you need a bit of a break really- 12 years of school is a long time,” she said.Paris, who hopes to study a double degree of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering and Business Management says that he has dreams of becoming a civil engineer and to run his own business.Doncaster secondary student, Adrian Michalopoulos attributes his ENTER score of 98 to time management and hard work. The 18-year-old spent the last two weeks of his study completing at least 10 practice exams per subject. “You also have to be consistent with your studying throughout the year,” he added. “I would advise one to two hour study sessions with 45 minutes breaks in between.” “Don’t let nothing or anyone disrupt you from your goals,” emphasised Papaspyropoulou.“Many things will happen to you during Year 12 so you have to be strong and that’s why it’s important to have a strong support base of family and friends to keep you focused.”Papaspyropoulou hopes to become a forensic psychologist- a career opportunity that she believes would not have been possible had she remained in Patras, Greece.She has applied for a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology at the University of Melbourne.last_img read more

Grâce à PocketDemo les photographes utilisent liPhone et ses atouts

first_imgGrâce à PocketDemo, les photographes utilisent l’iPhone et ses atoutsUn dock pour profiter de son iPhone lors de sessions de photographie ou de capture vidéo est disponible. C’est le DockFlash de PocketDemo.La firme PocketDemo a conçu le Dock Flash, permettant d’utiliser un iPhone avec son appareil photo Reflex numérique. Au lieu de fixer un flash externe à son appareil photo, PocketDemo a songé à ceux qui préféreront, au moins de temps en temps, connecter leur iPhone. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Il sera alors possible de géolocaliser les prises de vues, mesurer la quantité de lumière ou bien la profondeur de champ grâce à des applications dédiées ou tout simplement de disposer d’un microphone de secours lors de capture vidéo ; et enfin, autre possibilité d’utilisation du microphone, le photographe pourra commenter ses prises de vue. Le Dock Flash est vendu à moins de 40 dollars sur site PocketDemo (une trentaine d’euros), ce qui est loin d’être excessif pour ceux qui en auront l’utilité. A l’usage, d’autres pistes d’utilisation possibles pourraient également apparaître à l’usage.Le 18 avril 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Online Is The New Miiverse

first_img ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Undertale’s’ Sans Is Basically a Brand New ‘Sma… Last week Super Smash Bros. Ultimate got its big snazzy new update to version 3.0. The most eye-catching addition was Joker, the first of five planned paid DLC characters and a pretty slick one at that. But even if you didn’t buy this fighter (after all his game Persona 5 isn’t even on Nintendo Switch) this update introduced long-term changes arguably more exciting than one new character in a fighting game already chock full of them.With its new ways of both creating and sharing user-made content, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has become the unexpected successor to Nintendo’s beautiful disaster of a social media experiment Miiverse.Miiverse, as you surely don’t remember, was Nintendo’s own take on a social network touted as one of the unique online features of the Wii U and later the 3DS. Each Wii U game essentially had its own channel on the service where players could talk about the game, share tips, and give a “Yeah!” to cool drawings. This content would then flow back into certain games. Splatoon lobbies were full of Miiverse posts and New Super Mario Bros. U had players pointing out where exactly they died.It was a neat idea. Not neat enough to save the Wii U, but still neat. And even better was that due to Nintendo’s total inability to actually manage a social network Miiverse was flooded with hilarious garbage posts from both children using the internet for the first time and old Nintendo fans looking to mess with them. It was glorious and we truly lost something of value when the service shut down in early 2017.Certain Miiverse features found there way into specific games. You can still post in Splatoon 2 lobbies. But for anyone willing to buy Nintendo Switch Online, the new “Shared Content” section in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate does more than any other game to replicate the Miiverse experience, albeit for one (huge) game.#SmashBros #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/5a3jCIcdLk— Jordan Minor (@JordanWMinor) April 23, 2019For starters, the variety of content users can create gives them plenty of opportunities to express themselves. You can make Mii Fighters with different faces and costumes and movesets. The upgraded Stage Builder includes new backgrounds, gimmicks, and convenient touch screen editing options. You can edit together short video clips and add your own text. And now any screenshots you upload to social media will also be uploaded to this ecosystem.All of this content is collected not just in the game itself but also the new companion mobile app. Yes, the Nintendo Switch Online app is still a dumb way to handle voice chat. Third parties are already finding their own workarounds. But mobile is a way better way to access a social network than the Wii U and 3DS ever were. Anything that makes it easier for more of the audience to get on board just expands to potential pool of material.#SmashBros #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/MJ8jNhlhYb— Jordan Minor (@JordanWMinor) April 23, 2019And boy oh boy is there already an ocean of shared content in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The creativity on display ranges from awesome to hilarious to just plain bad but you’re glad it exists. You want to try out a Mii Fighter of online prophet Dril? You can! Pad out your roster to MUGEN-levels of ridiculous. Sample one of the many Steamed Hams stages and save the ones that do the most justice to the Northern Lights.Watch a video called “Toad’s Sad Death.” Marvel at the clever use of the transportation portals in a stage about defeating Thanos through his butthole. Pick a small character and chill out in a stage just for babies. Play on recreations of stages cut from past games. Watch everyone try their hardest to put Waluigi in this game in some form or another. Forget Super Mario Maker, some geniuses are even making character-specific platforming levels.If anything, the first few hours of the new Smash Bros. were too infinite, as in, too many people were making penises and racist memes over and over again for this game with Pikachu in it. Nintendo has since stepped up moderation (by actually moderating) but we fear they may have now overreached, banning nifty stages about Trans rights because of “political messages.” Boo! But users can show support for cool content but giving it a “Yeah!” (like in Miiverse) and following those creators. So hopefully good material rises to the top.Right now exploring the beautiful trash pouring out of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online community is like a whole new game unto itself. Bring things back full circle and reintroduce the Miiverse stage, this time sharing community highlights. Before, everyone was here. Now, everything is here.For more on Super Smash Bros. 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Deltec Bank Donates 25000 to NEMA for Hurricane Matthew relief and recovery

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, October 24, 2016  – Deltec Bank & Trust Limited donates $25,000 to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA towards the Hurricane Matthew relief and recovery efforts.  The presentation was made at NEMA on Gladstone Road on Monday, October 24, 2016. Pictured are Captain Stephen Russell, Director, NEMA; Jean Chalopin, Deltec Bank; the Hon Shane Gibson, Minister Responsible for Recovery and Reconstruction; and Jack Thompson, Permanent Secretary. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp (BIS PHOTO/Patrick Hanna)center_img Related Items:#bankdonatestonema, #deltecbank, #helpforhurricanevictimslast_img read more