first_imgAt least eight people were killed and 11 others injured, some critical, when a private bus veered off the road in Sirmaur district at Nei-Neti village on the Solan-Pulwahal road on Sunday.According to eyewitnesses, the axle broke, a tyre of the bus came out and it rolled down into a deep gorge. A large number of villagers gathered at the spot and took out six bodies with the help of big earth movers. The injured have been admitted to Solan district hospital.A woman and a child died on the way to the hospital. There were around 26 passengers in the bus, said Police SHO Balwant Singh, at the site of the accident.Six killed at Theog-Chaila roadIn another accident on Sunday forenoon, all six occupants of a car lost their lives in Kholgali on when it skidded off the road in the anterior Shimla district. The dead included two women.The victims belonged to Sunni tehsil in rural Shimla. The site of the mishap is a high accident-prone area according to locals. The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained, said the police.Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has deeply mourned the deaths in two accidents and has assured all help to the injured. He has also expressed grief on the death of Gulab Singh, a PWD employee who was earlier injured in the recent Kasauli shooting following a demolition drive. Gulab died on Sunday morning in PGI Chandigarh. The Chief Minister had gone to visit him at the hospital a few days back.last_img read more

first_imgTwo decades since the super cyclone hit Odisha’s coastal belt on October 29, 1999, the State has learnt a lot from the disaster and the process to develop a better preparedness strategy is still continuing.After the super cyclone struck with a wind velocity of 270 kmph to 300 kmph, killing more than 10,000 people, the State government established the Odisha State Disaster Mitigation Authority in December 1999. The name of the organisation was changed to Odisha State Disaster Management Authority in September 2008.The super cyclone was preceded by one that had hit the southern Odisha coast on October 17, 1999 and badly ravaged Berhampur city, causing several deaths. The super cyclone killed over 8000 people in Jagatsinghpur district alone.The previous deadliest cyclone had hit the State in 1971. It had also claimed around 10,000 lives. In 1855, another major cyclone had ravaged the State’s coast, causing 5,000 deaths. While the super cyclone in 1999 had its landfall in Jagatsinghpur district, Kendrapara was in the eye of the storm both in 1855 and 1971.Cyclone sheltersActing swiftly, the State government created the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force in 2001 in order to cope with natural calamities. And the State Disaster Management Policy was formulated in 2005. The State has since been able to construct a large number of multipurpose cyclone shelters in coastal region which are being used by the administration during calamities such and cyclone and flood. In 2013, when cyclone Phailin had its landfall at Gopalpur in the State’s Ganjam district, the administration was successful in shifting more than 10 lakh people to safer places. The death toll in the storm stood at 21. When cyclone Hudhud hit Odisha and adjoining Andhra Pradesh coast in 2014, the death toll was only two in the State.Cyclone Titli, which had its landfall in south-west coast of Gopalpur near Palasa in Andhra Pradesh, had claimed as many as 77 lives in Odisha. The cyclone and heavy rains that accompanied it caused landslides in interior Gajapati district resulting in death of 42 people.The latest Cyclone Fani that hit Odisha on May 3 this year had its landfall near Puri with a wind speed raging up to 200 kmph. It caused 64 deaths despite evacuation of more than 10 lakh people. The authorities in Bhubaneswar experienced complete failure of communication with the Puri district administration for the first time since the super cyclone. They are now working to prevent such post-disaster communication failure in the future.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Chelsea defender Chivers: Kids fighting tooth and nail for Lampardby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea defender Gary Chivers believes the club will give manager Frank Lampard time in charge of his young players.Chivers feels the Blues legend will be cut plenty of slack due to his cult-hero status in west London.He told “They’re definitely in a transitional stage, but they will be fighting tooth and nail for Frank Lampard. The kids that have come in, the likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham, who have played at the likes of Derby and Aston Villa, have done brilliantly.“The fans will give Frank a lot of time because he was such a fantastic player and is a fantastic person. Appointing him is the best move Chelsea could’ve made because he loves the club, and knows the ins and outs of the club.“You can see that these players are playing for him. They’re a young side that are going to make mistakes, and Frank will too because this is only his second season as a manager, but the fans adore him and they will give him time.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_img The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa That booth would become my safe haven amidst a nonstop rush of foot traffic that was periodically punctuated by people zipping past on bikes, skates, scooters, and these weird things that looked sort of like skis with pneumatic wheels at each end. Mountain blades, I guess? One of the things you quickly learn while walking the halls at ISPO is that many of the people whooshing by on wheels are testing the gear out for the first time and are far from expert users. Things get even more interesting around four or five in the afternoon, as many booths start to serve booze around then.Anyway, that first day, I spent a while strolling about aimlessly and snapping pictures of things that caught my eye. These included a massive pool set up in the middle of one hall in which paddle boarders and surfers were trying out new gear. Near that pool was a full-sized half pipe in which a few skilled skateboarders were doing tricks alongside a few less-than-skilled skaters who were bruising themselves before a throng of gawkers. I saw familiar brands like Osprey and Black Diamond alongside companies I would come to know as major players in the European market despite having relatively little penetration in the States, like Jack Wolfskin, a German outdoor apparel brand that enjoys the same level of prestige and customer awareness as Columbia has on this side of the pond.That night? Beer and sausages. I was in Munich, after all.The next day, I woke up at 5 a.m., which really made no sense at all, given the fact that, in my home time zone, it was before midnight and as I had gone to bed at around 11:30 p.m. local time the night before. (And after maybe three hours of sleep on a plane. Oh well.) I killed a few hours reading, fielding some emails, and drinking coffee, then put on my game face and headed to the Columbia booth, pretending I wasn’t jet-lagged and semi-delirious. That morning, after all, I was slated to interview Tim Boyle, the aforementioned CEO of the Columbia Sportswear company. Fortunately, Tim turned out to be one of the more affable and approachable CEOs of billion-dollar global brands I have yet to meet.I’ll relay the details of that interview in a subsequent article, but suffice it to say, my time talking with Tim and later with his son, Joe, was illuminating, and not only in regards to their brand. What I came to understand more fully during my time at ISPO is just how international a phenomenon sports really are. I saw Chinese textile vendors in meetings with American apparel brands. I saw European athletes trying out Pakistani soccer balls. I saw Indian track and field hardware designers, Canadian ice skate makers, an Italian boot company, and everything in between. If you have ever wondered what globalization looks like, it looks like ISPO. In a matter of a few days, many of the goods and apparel that athletes, adventurers, and outdoor enthusiasts use find their way onto the retail market, or even come into existence, thanks to the meetings and the discoveries the men and women of the sporting industry make there in an industrial suburb of Munich.ISPO is massive and exiting and overwhelming, and if you love sports and the outdoors, you simply have to go at least once.Feature image courtesy of ISPO/Facebook. All other photos by Steven John/The Manual. Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked ISPO/FacebookWhen I say that ISPO is a massive event, I’m hardly doing it justice. What is ISPO? Why, it’s the world’s largest sporting goods and apparel trade show, and it takes place annually in Munich, Germany’s Neue Messe München exhibition center, a facility that occupies 16 warehouse-sized buildings and multiple acres of outdoor space.The numbers here are almost too large to compute, like when someone tries to grasp an astronomical unit, but let’s try it anyway: the indoor capacity of this exhibition center is just over 1,973,503 square feet. A 7,000-square-foot home is considered a spacious mansion my most anyone’s metric. So, to break it down: You could fit more than 280 7,000-square-foot-mansions into the indoor space of this facility.But in the case of ISPO (in English the acronym translates to the International Trade Fair for Sporting Goods and Sportswear, and it’s pronounced iss-poe, in case you were wondering), instead of residences, the halls are packed with brands showing off everything from the latest hiking packs to cutting-edge insulation materials to the finest soccer balls to stan- up paddle boards to some newfangled hologram projection technology (which Adidas was showing off; not sure what it had to do with sporting goods or apparel, but it was still cool). Nearly 3,000 different exhibitors set up booths, some of which are the size of a walk-in closet, others that are large enough to contain an entire swimming pool. We’ll get to that later, but in short, if you want to see basically anything and everything related to sporting goods and apparel, you will see it at ISPO. The only problem is that you have almost no chance to see all of it unless you walk nonstop up and down past the countless booths during the entirety of the four-day trade show. I even jogged at times, and I still barely scratched the surface in my two days.I attended ISPO as a guest of Columbia Sportswear primarily on the occasion of the company’s venerable chairwoman, Gert Boyle, receiving the ISPO Cup award in recognition of her and Columbia’s inestimable contributions to the world of sports, both through the innovative products offered by the company itself as well as for the personal contributions Gert and her associates have made to organizations like the Paralympics. Gert, who is 93 at the time of this writing, still goes to work every day, by the way. Though she decided not to travel from her home base of Portland, Oregon, to Munich to receive the award, her son and grandson, CEO Tim Boyle and Columbia President Joe Boyle respectively, were on hand for the ceremony. (One more thing to point out here: Yhis award has never gone to a non-athlete before. Gert, the “Tough Mother” as she is known following a wildly successful advertising campaign that launched in the later years of the 20th century, broke yet another barrier when she earned it.)Thus, after a redeye flight, a minor hotel debacle, and a few trips around Munich via taxi and Uber, I ended up at the Neue Messe München convention center late on a Monday afternoon. I was tired, a bit disoriented, and immediately overwhelmed by the immensity of the ISPO trade fair. Even with repeated directions from event staff, it still took me a while to find the Columbia booth — a booth that was the size of a standard single family home, by the way, to again nail the point home: this is a very large convention.center_img Editors’ Recommendations World-Class Runner Caryn Lubetsky Didn’t Run Her First Marathon Until She Was 40 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States last_img read more

first_imgQUEBEC – The man who gunned down six Muslim men in a Quebec City mosque deserves to spend 150 years in prison, a Crown prosecutor said Tuesday as he recommended Alexandre Bissonnette receive the longest sentence in Canadian history.Bissonnette’s crimes are “despicable, repugnant … and equate to terrorism,” said prosecutor Thomas Jacques at the killer’s sentencing hearing.Earlier this year, Bissonnette, 28, pleaded guilty to six charges of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder after he walked into a mosque in the provincial capital on Jan. 29, 2017, and opened fire.A single first-degree murder conviction carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.Quebec Superior Court Justice Francois Huot could multiply Bissonnette’s sentence by the number of people he killed and therefore order the shooter serve 150 years in prison before he becomes eligible for parole — meaning he would die in custody.Bissonnette’s lawyer, Charles-Olivier Gosselin, has portrayed his client as an anxious and fragile man and suggested he be eligible for parole after 25 years.Jacques told the judge Bissonnette deserves a sentence that is proportionate with the “carnage” he inflicted on the city’s Muslim community, and on the rest of the country.Bissonnette began considering mass killing in 2015, Jacques said.A year later, he chose his target, Quebec City’s mosque, the prosecutor continued.“It’s not a trivial location,” he said. “It’s a place of worship, a saintly place, a sacred place.”Not only was the killing premeditated, but the shooter was determined, acted methodically and with cruelty, Jacques said.Bissonnette even smiled at a couple of people in the mosque “to give them hope,” before coldly executing them, Jacques added.“What happened is a black eye on all the values protected by Canadian society,” Jacques told the judge.Mohamed Labidi, ex-president of the mosque, was at the courthouse and said, “all the families of the victims … want an exemplary sentence. They want the maximum the law allows.”Bissonnette’s defence team has requested the trial judge declare consecutive sentences — a part of the Criminal Code since 2011 — unconstitutional and invalid.After Huot finishes hearing arguments on sentencing, he’ll decide whether the parties should move forward with a debate on the defence’s motion to declare consecutive sentences unconstitutional.Earlier on Tuesday, defence lawyers argued Bissonnette’s case was vastly different from those in which convicts received consecutive sentences.They cited cases involving the cannibalism of a two-year-old child, women who were murdered simply for their gender, as well as a case in which a woman was stabbed to death, along with her parents, after she considered leaving her husband.Defence lawyers also cited the case of Moncton shooter Justin Bourque, who was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 75 years after he murdered three RCMP officers and wounded two others. The judge in the case noted that Bourque had not shown any remorse.“What we see in these decisions … are particularly heinous crimes, awful, and committed in relatively long intervals, over several days,” defence lawyer Jean-Claude Gingras said.In contrast, Bissonnette admitted his crime, surrendered to police, and always co-operated with the authorities, Gingras said.Bissonnette was described by his defence team as a sick young man but someone who can be rehabilitated and who has repeatedly shown remorse, shame, and who has been described by experts as representing a low to moderate risk of recidivism.A consecutive sentence would “annihilate” Bissonnette’s chances of rehabilitation and rob him of hope, Gosselin said.Huot interjected at that point, noting that the crime was, “to my knowledge, a unique situation where 50-52 victims were targeted because they belonged to a particular group.“It’s quite difficult to try to classify the degree when comparing a horror situation to another horror situation,” the judge said.Huot has said he expects to deliver a sentence by September.last_img read more

first_imgFour stories in the news for Friday, Feb. 22———REPORT WON’T SETTLE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE BATTLEAn environmental group says it expects the National Energy Board to again approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion when it releases results of its reconsideration of the project today. Sven Biggs, climate campaigner for, says the federal regulator’s track record is to approve pipelines, but he says that won’t stop opponents from launching legal challenges and street protests. The NEB’s 2016 approval of the project was set aside last summer by the Federal Court of Appeal, which found the regulator had not properly considered how southern resident killer whales would be affected by additional tanker traffic. The court also found there was insufficient consultation by the federal government with Indigenous communities.———MISCONDUCT REVIEW FOR B.C. LEGISLATURE BRASSTwo top officials at British Columbia’s legislature are now facing an independent review of their conduct as well as an ongoing investigation by the RCMP. The legislature’s all-party Legislative Assembly Management Committee voted unanimously to undertake the independent review to determine if clerk Craig James and sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz breached their administrative duties. Speaker Darryl Plecas, the chairman of the committee, says he’s pleased the committee has found a path forward. Lenz and James have been suspended with pay since November after members of the legislature learned of an RCMP investigation and the appointment of two special prosecutors.———LONG SOLITARY CONFINEMENTS FOR YOUTH MUST STOP: ADVOCATEManitoba’s children’s advocate is urging the province to stop lengthy solitary confinement of youth in custody. Daphne Penrose and provincial ombudsman Marc Cormier investigated the use of solitary confinement, segregation and pepper spray in youth jails. In one case, her review found one boy who was isolated for 400 straight days in a cell no bigger than a parking stall. Penrose says the province should immediately end solitary confinement longer than 24 hours for kids in custody. She also says the province should build a facility to help young offenders who have mental illnesses.———STABBED B.C. COP CALLED A HERO BY POLICE CHIEFAn off-duty British Columbia police officer who was stabbed several times in the stomach while picking up his children outside an elementary school is being called a hero by his police chief. “I want to acknowledge the quick thinking and the bravery of acting Sgt. (John) Jasmins,” Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord told a news conference Thursday. He said Jasmins intervened in a domestic dispute by tackling a man who is also accused of stabbing his wife just as children were being released from school on Wednesday. The woman, who was picking up one child at the school, remains in hospital in serious condition.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— SNC-Lavalin holds a conference call to discuss its fourth-quarter financial report, which will be released before markets open.— Vice-admiral Mark Norman’s case is back in court for an update on proceedings.— The murder trial of Dennis Oland continues today in Saint John, N.B.— Representatives from the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, West Coast Environmental Law and will hold a news conference in response to the NEB’s announcement on the Trans Mountain pipeline.— Statistics Canada will release its retail trade results and data on investment in building construction for December.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgDue to the poor air quality, the city is urging residents to use the walking track at their own risk.The city apologized for any inconvenience this will cause residents. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Pomeroy Sport Centre will soon begin the process of putting the ice back in the arena.Ice Maintenance will commence on August 3rd and finish on the 16th.The City of Fort St. John Recreation explained in a post on Facebook that many machines will be operated at various times in the Pomeroy during the maintenance which could cause poor air quality.last_img

Rabat – The Ministry of Culture and Communication has donated hundreds of books in various literary and scientific disciplines to the University of Mosul in Iraq. The donation comes as part of the implementation of the recommendations of the 21st Conference of Arab Ministers of Culture in Egypt. The donation was presented at a ceremony held at the Kingdom’s embassy in Cairo, in the presence of Iraqi Ambassador Ahmed Al-Dulaimi as well as officials from the League of Arab States.This initiative is part of the implementation of the recommendation of the League of Arab States to contribute to the revival of the heritage of this former university, destroyed by the terrorist organization “Daesh” during its occupation of the city of Mosul.  The move comes as part of the League of Arab State’s determination to support the initiative launched by UNESCO, aimed at the revival of the cultural heritage of the city of Mosul.Morocco’s Ambassador to Cairo and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the League of Arab States, Ahmed Tazi, highlighted the prestigious status of the University of Mosul. The university is one of the largest research centers in the Middle East and the second-largest university in Iraq.Tazi said, “the university had rare works, books, and manuscripts before its destruction, reflecting the richness of Iraqi civilization and history”.Read also: King Mohammed VI Sympathizes with Iraqis After Ferry Sinks, Kills DozensThe Moroccan ambassador added that this donation of books covers various disciplines in order to emphasize the importance of the human and intellectual dimension in any reconstruction process. The ambassador also expressed the hope that Iraq would return to its former cultural and civilizational influence.Iraqi ambassador Al-Dulaimi expressed his regret for the destruction of the University of Mosul and expressed his gratitude to Morocco for being a pioneer in the implementation of this strategy. read more

11 October 2007The United Nations Special Envoy to Darfur today called for an end to the “vicious cycle of violence” engulfing the war-torn Sudanese region ahead of major peace talks later this month, warning that any delay to the negotiations between the Government and the rebels would only lead to further bloodshed. After a week of meetings with key regional figures, Jan Eliasson told a press conference in Khartoum that the talks – which he is co-convening with his African Union counterpart Salim Ahmed Salim – will start as scheduled on 27 October in neighbouring Libya.But he stressed the need for all sides to refrain from violence to ensure there is an environment conducive to talks set up to try to end the conflict that has raged across Darfur, an arid and impoverished region in western Sudan, since 2003.More than 200,000 people have been killed and at least 2.2 million others forced to flee their homes because of fighting between the rebels, Government forces and allied militia known as the Janjaweed.In recent weeks there has been a spike in violence in Darfur, particularly in South Darfur state, and Mr. Eliasson voiced deep concern at the security situation and the recent escalation of Sudanese military activity.He said the mediation process was staying on course ahead of the Libya talks, adding that any delay to those talks would be tragic and cause more bloodshed.The envoy also expressed hope that the talks’ first outcome would be to produce a formal declaration of a cessation of hostilities once the political negotiations are under way.Invitations to rebel groups and civil society representatives to participate in the talks are expected to be issued in the next few days, Mr. Eliasson said.This week, Mr. Eliasson has met with senior Sudanese Government officials and representatives of Chad, Egypt, Eritrea and Libya, and today he characterized the meetings as positive and successful.Also speaking at the press conference, the AU’s Sam Ibok, who is a senior adviser to Mr. Salim, said the Libya talks will be as inclusive as possible to ensure that there is broad-based public support of the peace process.He added that no party will be allowed to “shoot its way to the talks,” stressing that violence must end before the negotiations begin. read more

The MP said that the Government had proposed that the debate take place only tomorrow but some political parties had wanted more time and so it was greed to hold the adjournment debate tomorrow and on Wednesday.He also said that following the adjournment debate the Government will be in a position to decide on its stand over the 20th Amendment and if any changes need to be made. (Colombo Gazette) The adjournment debate on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will begin tomorrow and will be held over two days, United National Party (UNP) MP Ajith Perera said.The MP said that the debate will be held tomorrow evening and on Wednesday following a request put forward by the party leaders. He said that by holding an adjournment debate the true position of all the political parties on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will be revealed. Ajith Perera said that once the position of the political parties is clear, then changes can be made to the 20th Amendment, if required. read more

Ms Brice said social media pressure, a demand to tour frequently, diminishing incomes, and finding a way to stand out in a hugely competitive industry were causing her clients to become increasingly stressed. The emergency sessions involve a  series of calming exercises to reduce the performers’ anxiety. Helen Brice, a psychotherapist who specialises in coaching for musicians and performers, has seen an increase in the number asking for her services to cope with the fear of making blunders which can go global within seconds. Television presenters and singers are increasingly seeking the help of “backstage therapists”  because of the pressures of social media. On top of these issues, Brice also…

Its agreements with foreign governments have previously been criticised by the Home Affairs Select Committee over the “very brand of British policing that the College is trying to promote.”A college spokesman said: “The College works with countries around the world and responds to the needs of our partners to build relationships and improve policing at home and abroad. Respect for human rights and dignity is interwoven into programmes.” A source with knowledge of the Saudi legal system said the use of torture had shown no sign of abating. “The scale of international law violations is mind-boggling,” he said. “There is no evidence that the British government imposes any kind of human rights-based conditions on the Saudi government for receiving this training.” The College of Policing insisted “respect for human rights and dignity is interwoven into programmes”.It is unclear how much Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry paid for the training but between 2012 and 2018 it gave the college more than £1.4 million for a separate leadership programme. Hundreds of Saudi police officers were trained in Britain last year, despite claims the skills they acquire could help the regime commit torture, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.The College of Policing, which sets the standards for UK police forces, has increased its work with a desert kingdom that faces global condemnation for alleged state-sponsored brutality.The Telegraph investigation has found 268 Saudi police officers attended British training sessions between January and October last year. The figure dwarfs the number sent by other countries at the same time and comes as the regime faces accusations it arrested and tortured children, including some who were sentenced to death, according to a human rights charity.Execution is still practised in the Gulf state, with beheading, stoning and crucifixion meted out for offences as obscure as witchcraft.Maya Foa, of Reprieve, said: “The College of Policing previously trained Saudi police in techniques that, by the college’s own admission, risked being used to identify individuals for torture. The UK Government should not provide assistance that implicates the UK in torture and the death penalty.”The precise nature of the training remains secret as the college refused to disclose details requested under Freedom of Information laws. Previous evidence implies it could include courses on tackling cybercrime, digital forensic techniques and mobile phone analysis. Emily Thornberry said the relationship with Saudi Arabia would only serve to embolden it to commit further abuses Reprieve said there had been cases where content from social media accounts and mobile phones was used as evidence to prosecute children, who were later sentenced to death. There is no evidence that the college’s training was used in these cases but the charity was concerned there was no safeguard to ensure Saudi forces did not use it to enforce its harsh anti-cybercrime laws. Emily Thornberry said the relationship with Saudi Arabia would only serve to embolden it to commit further abusesCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary, accused authorities of emboldening Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by continuing with the programme.She said: “With concerns mounting by the day about human rights abuses by the Saudi authorities at home and overseas, and their increasing criminalisation of individuals simply for practising their religion or protesting their rights, it beggars belief that the government has decided providing this support is compatible with British values, which is the test they are supposed to apply before authorising this training.“What signal does it send to Saudi Arabia when we don’t just ignore their violations of human rights, but actively offer to train hundreds more of their security personnel?“No wonder Crown Prince Bin Salman believes he can act with total impunity.” read more

first_imgDid the climatic scene from Role Models fail to completelysatisfy your desires for big screen live action role playing? Good news, there’sa new full-length LARPing film set to hit the big screens next summer. Themovie is called Unicorn City–andit’s a romantic comedy.According to its About page, the film was inspired by DonQuixote. It also stars a bunch of people you’ve likely never heard of,including one dressed up like a centaur. You can get more information and a thetrailer from the film over at the official site.AdChoices广告last_img

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Inspired by the cosmopolitan atmosphere and leisurely pace of restaurants in Thessaloniki, a new Mediterranean tapas bar called Upps of Ivanhoe launched on October 29.Owner, architect and former Northcote deputy mayor, Mr Peter Tsitas saw a growing demand in the suburb for a sophisticated and trendy place to catch up with friends, wanting to bring something new to the area that would be accessible to all residents. “I believe in providing access to everyone, and to those with limited mobility,” Mr Tsitas told Neos Kosmos. “Why shouldn’t disabled people or people with limited mobility be able to go everywhere? That’s my philosophy.” To make this possible, Mr Tsitas remodelled his late father’s fish and chip shop and fitted it with a chair lift, giving access to the upper area of the restaurant to those less mobile. Located in the heart of Ivanhoe shopping centre, the upper area of the restaurant boasts the centre’s first rooftop garden, with views of the city skyline, the Dandenongs, and on a clear day even the You Yangs. The venue was bursting at the seams with over 150 people attending the opening, launched by local member and shadow minister for families and payments and disability reform, MP Jenny Macklin. The art deco building retains references to its past, but also brings an updated industrial style, complete with steampunk-style copper lighting and a bespoke mechanical dumbwaiter to the first floor.“Ivanhoe is a suburb synonymous with art deco architecture, and Upps embraces its own 1920s history as well as that of Upper Heidelberg Road and the art deco history of the suburb,” Mr Tsitas said. In its short couple of days of operation, locals have already embraced the new addition to the centre and look forward to using the rooftop bar in the warmer months. “What we emphasised is the contribution this will make to the local community. It’s one of its kind here and hopefully it will be something that filters through.”last_img read more

first_imgProtéger les forêts pour préserver le cycle de l’eauA l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’eau organisée hier, l’Organisation de l’ONU pour l’Alimentation et l’Agriculture (FAO) a appellé à une meilleure protection des forêts afin d’éviter les pénuries d’eau qui pourraient affecter plus d’un milliard de personnes d’ici à 2025.Dans quinze ans, ce sont 1,8 milliard de personnes qui pourraient être touchées par des pénuries absolues d’eau, tandis que les deux tiers de la population mondiale seraient menacés de pénuries potentielles. C’est ce dont a alerté le FAO à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’eau qui se tenait hier. À lire aussiRétention d’eau : symptômes, remèdes, causes, que faire en cas d’oedème ?”Les forêts font partie des infrastructures naturelles de tout pays et sont essentielles au cycle de l’eau” souligne sur le site de l’organisation, Eduardo Rojas-Briales, sous-directeur général du Département des forêts. Alors que l’année 2011 est celle de la forêt, la FAO appelle les gouvernements du monde entier à intensifier leurs efforts pour protéger ces espaces naturels qui piègent et stockent de l’eau, jouant “un rôle important dans l’alimentation en eau de millions d’habitants des mégapoles de la planète”. Aujourd’hui, un tiers des plus grandes villes du monde, telles que New York, Singapour, Djakarta, Rio de Janeiro ou Madrid, doivent une grande partie de leur eau potable aux forêts qui “réduisent les effets des inondations, préviennent l’érosion du sol, régulent le niveau de la nappe phréatique et assurent à la population, aux industries et à l’agriculture une alimentation en eau de bonne qualité” expliqueEduardo Rojas-Briales.Plus de forêts pour une meilleure protection La FAO appelle ainsi à la mise en place de “pratiques adéquates de planification et de gestion forestières”, afin d’augmenter les superficies boisées et ainsi améliorer une protection des sols et des eaux aujourd’hui assurée par quelques 330 millions d’hectares de forêts à travers le monde. Des espaces qui contribuent également à réduire les risques d’avalanches, à la stabilisation des dunes de sable, à la protection du littoral, mais aussi à la lutte contre la désertification et la salinisation. Le 23 mars 2011 à 17:33 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like Graphitti Designs contracted with movie studios and comics publishers to create shirts with our favorite characters and sold them up on the walls of comic book stores and through mail-order.The computer revolution has enabled the T-shirt world to become something totally new – affordable production and distribution means that shirts can be printed in small quantities and sold anywhere in the world. Starting with Threadless, dozens of companies popped up letting artists and designers show their stuff. It’s a better time than ever to be a geek fashionista, and if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe we’re going to help you out every week… on T-Shirt Tuesday.This week: With Incredibles 2 adding another notch on Pixar’s headboard, let’s wear some sweet shirts inspired by their movies.Little Green MenOne of the standout scenes of the first Toy Story movie is when Buzz Lightyear climbs into the claw machine at Pizza Planet and is greeted by a chorus of burbling green alien toys who worship the claw-like it was a god. They proved so popular that Pixar brought them back in several other films as well as the Buzz Lightyear TV show. Artist rk33l4n does a cool job boiling down their features for this iconic shirt. Just watch out for that claw, buddy. It’s a real doozy.$20, buy it here.Monsters UniversityNo matter what your alma mater, you can represent your college years with the school that Mike Wazowsky and Sulley attended. This exceptional recreation of the Monsters University insignia by escaramaridesigns is printed on a heather gray shirt to really make it look authentic. No matter whether you pledged a frat or just stuck with the AV club for four years, you’ll be the big man on campus in this shirt.$20, buy it here.Bing BongThe world of Inside Out has representations of many different parts of your mental world, but the most valuable to me was Bing Bong, the absurd imaginary friend of protagonist Riley Anderson. When the personifications of Joy and Sadness meet this curious creature in the long-term memories, he reminds them that even the sad memories can have happy consequences. Embrace your own inner child, no matter what they look like, courtesy of this design by AnaFonseca.$20, buy it here.Sid’s ShirtPixar’s villains have had a hard time living up to the example set by Sid Phillips from the first Toy Story. The sociopathic next-door teenager had a passion for mangling his toys into Frankenstein creations of cruelty, and if he lived in Brooklyn, he’d probably be hailed as a promising outsider artist. If you dig what he does with his dolls, artist nickmeece has expertly replicated his iconic skull T-shirt for you to wear.$20, buy it here.Chibi Jack-JackBaby Jack-Jack is far and away the breakout star of Incredibles 2, developing new super powers throughout the flick as Bob attempts to adjust to his new life as a stay-at-home parent. Artist JacsonX does a great job with this chibi-style mascot rendition of the little guy, complete with obligatory Japanese text that hopefully doesn’t say anything weird.$20, buy it here.Starry Dancing SkyThe odd romance between Wall-E and Eve is at the heart of one of Pixar’s most explicitly political films. That romance inspired artist ChocolateRaisinFury to create this really charming and sweet shirt that depicts the two robots as constellations in the universe, reaching out to communicate to each other as they prepare to return humanity to Earth. Sweet stuff.$20, buy it here.La RatatouilleThe city of Paris is as much a character in Ratatouille as the cooking rodents and kitchen staff, with Pixar capturing the spirit and flavor of the City of Lights with aplomb. Artist TreyLemons taps into the visual iconography of artists like Toulouse-Lautrec to create a simple and iconic design that looks great on any color. Just thinking about that movie is giving me an appetite.$20, buy it here.Nemo SushiKudos to artist ItokoDesign for coming up with a shirt that manages to both be incredibly cute and seriously disturbing. Nemo, Marlin and Dory managed to make it on their journey without getting swept up in nets and served to diners, but if they did it might look something like this. I don’t think people eat clownfish, though.$20, buy it here.No CapesEdna Mode is one of those supporting characters that really steals the show whenever she’s on screen. The superhero fashionista is devoted to making sure that her customers have the most flattering and functional uniforms possible in their fight against evil. And she’s got one vital maxim: no capes. They might be dramatic, but they’re pretty annoying in the heat of battle. This shirt by artnessbyjustinbrown fuses her visage with the iconic Batman logo to great effect.$20, buy it here.Wall-EThe little robot tasked with keeping the Earth clean is one of Pixar’s most relatable heroes for people like me toiling in the culture mines, looking for the last living plants among all the detritus of brands. Artist gravelskies does a spectacular job of capturing the moment where he discovers hope in the ruins, staying true to the character’s design but also giving it a strong personal touch.$20, buy it here.Thanks For The AdventureUp is one of Pixar’s most emotionally complex movies, with a very unconventiol protagonist. This shirt by joefixit2 delivers one of the film’s most memorable lines in a fun and funky design depicting Carl’s house being lifted away by the mass of balloons as it floats to South America. Why not fund your own adventure, dear reader?$20, buy it here.center_img T-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Monster Hunter ShirtsT-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Gundam Shirts last_img read more

first_imgMaurizio Sarri rued his team’s 1-0 loss to Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg suggesting Harry Kane was clearly offside in contrast to the VAR’s decision.After Kane was brought down by Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga inside the area, an initial offside decision was overturned by VAR as replays seemed to show Kane onside.However, Chelsea’s own footage seemingly shows Kane was slightly offside prompting Sarri to declare that the officials need to study the system better.💻 SARRI’S DIFFERENT ANGLE 💻Was Kane offside or not?Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says VAR got it wrong – and believes he has the different angle to prove it: explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) January 8, 2019Chelsea’s head coach said via Sky: “I saw the video from our camera a few minutes ago, it was offside. Our camera was in line with Kane, and it was offside, but it’s not important.“With the head, it’s offside. But it’s not important. It was important that the linesman stopped the run, he didn’t follow the ball, so he had a big influence on our defenders, and at the moment I think the English referees aren’t able to use the system.”He then said in his post-match press conference: “In Italy there is VAR, in the first period it was a disaster, difficult for the referee to use the system. At the moment here the refs are not ready to use it in the right way. Kane was offside, clearly offside, but it is not important.“They need to study better the system. It is very strange in the Premier League there is not this system and then in Carabao Cup there is.”last_img read more

first_img August 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Senator Hueso joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss discuss the local and state updates for the Census 2020.Hueso’s office said they’ve been very involved in the discussions on what jobs are available and the opportunities for public input. 2020 Census efforts in the San Diego region Posted: August 2, 2019 Categories: California News, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

first_img Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Load More Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR The Japanese government has confirmed that it will postpone the publication of the fundamental policy regarding the establishment of integrated resorts until after the summer upper house election.Speculation is mounting that the deeply-rooted concerns of local citizens regarding the opening of a casino may affect how they vote. Depending on how things play out, the postponement could extend through to next year. RelatedPosts The national government originally announced that the publication of the fundamental policy would take place this summer. It had also planned to establish the regulatory Casino Administration Committee by July but submissions for members of the five-person committee, including its chairperson, have now been postponed as well until after the autumn extraordinary Diet session.The IR Implementation Act, promulgated in July of last year, stipulates that a governing board be established within 18 months and a Fundamental Policy disclosed to the public within two years of the act passing. Local governing bodies hoping to make a bid have already determined enforcement policies that include operator criteria based on the Fundamental Policy. Selected operators will apply for national accreditation by submitting a summary of their IR development plan. The Minister of Land and Transport will accredit up to three locations.The hopes of candidate cities such as Osaka and Wakayama to open their IRs by 2024 also appear unlikely given this recent delay.At a press conference on Wednesday, Osaka governor Hirofumi Yoshimura appealed to the national government stating, “Please don’t waste time playing games and get to it.”Ichiro Matsui, mayor of Osaka City, also emphasized his longstanding position of opening an IR before the Osaka-Kansai World Expo 2025.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of October 14, 2018:Full-Time Occupational Therapy Assistant at CareOneFull-Time Account Manager (Aftermarket Sales) at AmetekFull-Time Cost Accountant at AmetekFull-Time Senior Systems Engineer at MKS InstrumentsPart-Time Package Handler at UPSPart-Time Package Hander at FedEx GroundFull-Time Drivers & Movers at Xpress MoversPart-Time Weekend Laborer at Two Men And A TruckFull-Time Sanitation Laborer at Packers Sanitation Services Full-Time Project Manager at Security SourceFull-Time High School Guidance Administrative Assistant at Wilmington HighPart-Time Assistant Teacher at The Learning ExperienceFull-Time Teacher Assistant at May InstituteFull-Time Older Toddler Teacher at Abundant Life Christian Learning CenterFull-Time Internal Audit Intern at UniFirstFull-Time Warehouse Associate at NAPA AutopartsFull-Time Facilities Technician at Analog DevicesFull-Time Account Manager at Limbach Facility Services LLCFull-Time General Manager at Spectra Medical DevicesFull-Time Customer Service Representative at Serur AgenciesFull-Time & Part-Time Pizza & Counter Help at Wilmington House of PizzaFull-Time Parts Department Professional at Bill Dube HyundaiPart-Time Nanny For 1 Wilmington ChildFull-Time Package Handler at FedEx WarehousePart-Time Servers at 99 RestaurantPart-Time Host/Hostesses at 99 RestaurantFull-Time Customer Service Rep (Buy Expediter) at Spectra Medical DevicesFull-Time Territory Manager II at Lennox InternationalFull-Time Customer Service/Client Advisor at Serur AgenciesFull-Time Cost Accountant at Ametek, Inc.Part-Time Boys Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach at Wilmington High SchoolPart-Time Girls Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach at Wilmington High SchoolPart-Time Girls JV Lacrosse Head Coach at Wilmington High SchoolPart-Time Cashiers & Merchandise Associates at TJ MaxxFull-Time Accounting Assistant at CutisPharmaFull-Time Shop Associate at Northland Industrial Truck CompanyFull-Time Inside Sales Representative at Harrington Industrial PlasticsFull-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at New England Carpet MasterFull-Time Automotive Detailer at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time Demand Generation Marketing Manager at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Buyer/Planner at MKS InstrumentsPart-Time Operations Assistant Manager at Dollar TreePart-Time Crew Member at Dunkin DonutsFull-Time Security Officer at Charles River LabsFull-Time Technician I, GNOTO at Charles River LabsFull-Time Supervisor, MDX at Charles River LabsFull-Time Manager, Finance Business Process at Charles River LabsFull-Time & Part-Time Front of House & Back of House Positions at Rocco’s Restaurant & BarFull-Time Animal Care Technician at Kelly ServicesFull-Time & Part-Time Servers at Glendale Senior DiningFull-Time Business Development Manager at Koch ChemicalFull-Time National Services Manger at UniFirstFull-Time Account Manager/Outside Sales at Standard ElectricFull-Time Compliance Services Associate at SOVOS CompliancePart-Time Babysitter For Wilmington 11-Year-Old GirlFull-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at Response Team 1Full-Time Box Truck Driver at Optima ShippingFull-Time Delivery Driver at Optima ShippingFull-Time Manufacturing Technician at Ametek, Inc.Full-Time Senior Systems Engineer at MKS Instruments(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more