Gita Mahotsav begins in Kurukshetra

first_imgKurukshetra (Hr), Dec 6 (PTI) The International Gita Mahotsav-2016 began today here sans festivities in view of the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.President Pranab Mukherjee cancelled his scheduled visit to Kurukshetra in Haryana for the inauguration of the Mahotsav in view of the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.The Mahotsav commenced, amid chanting of hymns and Gita Pujan performed by Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.The Mahotsav is being organised to mark Gita Jayanti from December 6 to 10.Reaching the sports complex of Kurukshetra University here, the Governor and Chief Minister met the 574 delegates from different districts of the country representing an equal number of shlokas of Shreemad Bhagavad Gita, who had arrived for the Mahotsav.They later reached Purshottampura Bagh, Brahma Sarovar, where they, along with the Ministers and other dignitaries, performed Gita Pujan amid chanting of hymns.Earlier, President cancelled his visit for the Mahotsav.”President (Pranab Mukherjee) has decided not to come for the inauguration of the International Gita Mahotsav-2016 in view of the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa,” Khattar told PTI.President was to inaugurate the International Gita Mahotsav-2016 at Brahma Sarovar and the international seminar on Gita at Shri MadBhagwat Geeta Auditorium at Kurukshetra University here.Haryana Governor while addressing the gathering said that Presidents visit to Kurukshetra was cancelled because of the death of Tamil Nadu CM.”Sometimes man proposes and God disposes. But his (Presidents) blessings are with us and I hope in remaining days of the event, he will come once,” said Solanki.advertisementHaryana government observed one-day state mourning as a mark of respect to J. Jayalalithaa. The National Flag was flying at half-mast and no official entertainment was held.At the crafts mela, the beating of drums and dances, which were being performed on the banks of Brahmsarovar for the last four days were stopped.The Governor and Chief Minister inspected the model of Gita Gyan Sansthanam, where research on all aspects of the Bhagavad Gita would be carried out.The Governor said the entire world would gain knowledge of the Gita through the Gita Gyan Sansthanam, which would inculcate moral values in every person. MORE PTI SUN CHS RGlast_img read more

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Wimbledon 2017: Novak Djokovic trounces Adam Pavlasek in punishing heat

first_imgNovak Djokovic raced into the Wimbledon third round for the ninth year running, with a 6-2 6-2 6-1 drubbing of tournament debutant Adam Pavlasek on a sweltering Court One on Thursday.The three-time champion was in relentless form in the 30 Celsius heat. He pinned his Czech opponent behind the baseline with unerring groundstrokes off both wings, moving him from side to side and forcing error after error.Pavlasek was playing his childhood idol and the 22-year-old, ranked 136, appeared overawed by the occasion. He rarely tested the Serbian second seed, who is looking to salvage his season after losing his Australian and French Open crowns.It was 30-year-old Djokovic’s first full match at this year’s championships after his first-round opponent retired hurt with the Serb leading 6-3 2-0. He will next play the winner of the clash between Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro and Latvian Ernests Gulbis.Through in 93 minutes…Novak Djokovic wins 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 against Adam Pavlasek.#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/DT16RNPZpS- Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) 6 July 2017last_img read more

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Horford, Smart Lift Celtics over Bucks 92-87 for 3-2 Lead

first_imgBOSTON (AP) — Al Horford has been the Celtics’ quiet leader this postseason, and Marcus Smart might be the kindling Boston was missing in back-to-back losses in Milwaukee.The duo was reunited for Game 5, and together, they helped put the Celtics on the verge of closing out their first-round series.Horford had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Smart made an impact in his first game since mid-March and Boston beat the Bucks 92-87 on Tuesday night for a 3-2 lead.Smart came off the bench and had nine points, five rebounds, four assists and three blocks in his first action since right thumb surgery. He played 25 minutes wearing a protective splint and had a key assist to Horford late from the bottom of a scrum beneath three Milwaukee players.“I just tried to make sure I got him the ball and it was going to take everything I had,” Smart said. “They weren’t taking it from me.”Terry Rozier added 16 points and five assists for Boston. The home team has won all five games in the first-round series, and Game 6 is Thursday in Milwaukee.Khris Middleton led the Bucks with 23 points, Jabari Parker added 17 points and eight rebounds, and Giannis Antetokounmpo had a series-low 16 points with 10 rebounds and nine assists.The Celtics led by 16 before Milwaukee rallied to make it 74-70 with 7:33 left. Middleton scored later and was fouled to get Milwaukee within 84-79, but he failed to complete the three-point play.A few possessions later, Smart managed to squeeze out the pass to Horford with three Bucks draped over him, and Horford easily dropped in a layup to make it 86-79 with 28.1 seconds left.Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, left, blocks a shot by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the first quarter of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Milwaukee got within 87-84 after a layup by Eric Bledsoe, but the Celtics hit enough free throws the rest of the way to secure the win.The Bucks entered the game shooting an NBA playoff-best 54 percent from the field, but they hit just 37 percent for the game (32 of 87) — a series low.Boston needed an energy boost after slow starts in Games 3 and 4, and Smart gave the Celtics exactly that.He checked in for the first time late in the first quarter. Less than a minute later, he deflected a pass and won a scramble on the floor for the loose ball.A few possessions later, he was helping protect the rim, getting his hand in to deny an alley-oop dunk attempt by Antetokounmpo.He was also active on the offensive end, helping drive the ball into the interior of Milwaukee’s defense, like when he tossed an alley-oop to Horford late in the third quarter .Boston made a change to a smaller lineup, shifting Horford to center in place of Aron Baynes and starting Semi Ojeleye at forward.Ojeleye drew the primary responsibility of guarding Antetokounmpo and handled it well. Antetokounmpo had just 10 field goal attempts.“It’s on me. I had open shots, but they wasn’t my shots,” Antetokounmpo said. “I think my teammates did a great job finding me, but coming the next game, Game 6, I’ve got to be more aggressive and make more plays.”TIP-INSBucks: F John Henson missed his third straight game with back soreness. … Scored 15 points in first quarter. It was low for a quarter in the series, excluding the Game 1 overtime period (eight points).Celtics: Finished with 18 turnovers. … Outscored the Bucks 32-28 in the paint.HE SAID IT“It’s win or go home, so I mean you can’t leave nothing on the line. That’s pretty much how you play this whole playoffs — you leave it all out there. Tonight we had too many lapses where we just didn’t want it as bad as they did.” — MiddletonDROUGHT AND A RUNThe Celtics went without a field goal from Rozier’s 3-pointer with 9:14 left in the third until Jaylen Brown hit from beyond the arc with 4:26 to go in the period.It allowed Milwaukee to go on a 12-2 run, trimming Boston’s lead to 58-52.STILL BEEFINGRozier and Eric Bledsoe got tangled up with 9:33 left in the third quarter. Rozier bumped Bledsoe near the baseline. Bledsoe responded with a hard shove. They then got face-to-face and had to be separated.Bledsoe was assessed a flagrant foul and Rozier was issued a technical foul.It was the continuation of some off-court chiding between the pair.Rozier called Bledsoe “Drew Bledsoe” when asked about him after Game 1. Bledsoe has since responded by saying “Who?” whenever he’s asked about Rozier.“We’re looking forward to Game (6),” Bledsoe said. “It’s as simple as that.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 8.1 cases listed online ahead of December 5 launch

first_imgHMD Global is holding an event in Dubai on December 5 where the company is expected to launch three new Nokia phones. Now, based on everything we have been hearing, all fingers point to the Nokia 8.1 aka Nokia X7 as one of the phones. Some reports say the Nokia 9 flagship with penta-camera setup could be the other phone. Nothing is certain as of now, but a new report has spotted cases for both these devices online, which seems to indicate that their launch is imminent and it could happen on December 5.NokiaPowerUser found some listings of official Nokia branded cases for the Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 9. The listing mentions a few cases for “Phoenix” which happens to be the codename for the Nokia X7. The Nokia X7 is widely expected to launch outside of China as the Nokia 8.1 and the listing mentions that the case will be compatible with the Nokia 8.1 as well. This is yet another proof of the existence of the Nokia 8.1 after it was briefly listed on Google’s ARCore supported devices list.Another listing is of a premium clear case for the Nokia 9 PureView, which is what HMD’s upcoming flagship phone is rumoured to be called. The Nokia 9 has been tipped to sport a penta-camera setup on the back, which would make it the first phone in the world to do that. There is still some question regarding its launch. The listing will have you believe that the Nokia 9 will launch on December 5, but past rumours have mostly indicated that the device will launch in MWC in February.advertisementIt would be quite surprising to see HMD launch a flagship phone towards the end of the year as most important launches are concluded before the festive season kicks in. That being said, HMD is yet to launch a proper 2018 flagship so it’s anyone’s guess as of now. Apart from the Zeiss-branded five rear cameras, the Nokia 9 is expected to sport a 5.9-inch QHD+ OLED display and a Snapdragon 845 chipset.The Nokia 8.1, on the other hand, is expected to be the global variant of the Nokia X7. This means the phone will sport a 6.18-inch FHD+ PureDisplay screen and will be powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset. It will also come with a 12MP + 13MP dual rear cameras with Zeiss lenses and a 20MP front-facing sensor. Both the Nokia 9 and Nokia 8.1 are going to be Android One phones and are expected to ship with Android 9 Pie.last_img read more

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West Indies capable of winning games in England during World Cup: Chris Gayle

first_imgChris Gayle continued with his superb form to play yet another blazing innings and guide West Indies to a series-levelling seven-wicket victory over England in the fifth and final one day international in St Lucia on Saturday night.Gayle, who had scored 135, 50 and 162 in the three matches, was once again at his brutal best when he hammered 77 off only 27 balls, to power West Indies to a comfortable victory chasing a paltry target of 114. Gayle blazing knock was studded with five fours and nine sixes.The series ended 2-2 after the third ODI of the series was washed out.Chris Gayle was named man-of-the series for amassing 424 runs from four innings at an average of 106.”Man-of-the-series at age 39, come on youngsters what’s happening (laughs). It’s a fantastic series. To be able to tie the series 2-2, both teams played well,” Gayle said after the match.Chris Gayle, who has announced his retirement after the 2019 ICC World Cup, said he is confident of West Indies putting up a good show in England. West Indies will open their World Cup campaign against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on May 31.”We will get a bit of respect going into the World Cup. If we get it right as a unit, we can create some damage in the World Cup. We’re very capable of winning games in England,” Gayle said.The Windies won the toss, electing to field first on a bouncy wicket, and Oshane Thomas proved the star of the bowling show. The paceman took a career-best 5 for 21 as England were skittled out for 113 in only 28.1 overs, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales joint top-scoring with 23 apiece.advertisementEngland lost their last five wickets for two runs as they collapsed to their lowest 50-over total against West Indies.”Today our bowlers were fantastic. Oshane with his first five-wicket haul, Carlos was brilliant. And the captain and Cottrell as well,” Gayle said.On his knock, Gayle said his mindset was to put England under pressure early on in the innings.”Sometimes as a batter you’re wary of small totals. So as I was padding up, I thought about putting them under pressure early. Sometimes you’ve got to change it up a bit, because the bowlers would work you out otherwise. At one stage I thought is this going to be my last innings for Windies in the Caribbean. It was another good turnout today,” he said.West Indies and England will now play a three-match Twenty20 International series from March 6.Also Watch:last_img read more

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a month agoEverton boss Marco Silva annoyed after Bournemouth loss

first_imgEverton boss Marco Silva annoyed after Bournemouth lossby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva was annoyed with his defence in Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Bournemouth.Callum Wilson stole the show with a barnstorming double at Vitality Stadium, which was sandwiched in between goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ryan Fraser.”It’s a disappointing result, of course. We didn’t deserve more after the mistakes,” admitted Silva. “We conceded the three goals so easy. I don’t want to take away the credit from Bournemouth but it was our fault. We had good offensive moments in the game but the way we conceded the goals made a big impact.”We reacted well to their first goal. We started the second half doing what we planned, creating dangerous chances around their box but then they scored from one mistake from a set piece and were clinical.”We have to become again that solid team that we were towards the end of last season and at the start of the season when we had 10 clean sheets in 13 games. We created chances and should have scored more but when you defend like that you are not going to win the game.”It was a lack of focus. We addressed these type of moments last season. We were solid at the start of this season and we need to be more solid again. It’s something we must address as fast as we can. We’ve been a solid team before and I don’t see any reasons why we can’t be again.”Last season we improved our away form from the season before but we want to do better than that. We created problems for them, created spaces but conceding goals like that makes you lose confidence.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Tate Martell Reveals What Ohio State Told Him About A Transfer

first_imgtate martell holds a football during a campCORONADO, CA – MAY 27: Tate Martell of Ohio State University attends Steve Clarkson’s 13th Annual Quarterback Retreat on May 27, 2017 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)When former five-star quarterback recruit Justin Fields announced he was transferring to Ohio State this off-season, it didn’t surprise anyone that Tate Martell announced he was leaving the Buckeyes shortly thereafter. However, it appears Martell’s transfer had been in the works even before Fields’ decision.In a lengthy feature with ESPN’s Andrea Adelson, Martell, now vying for the starting quarterback spot at Miami, provided some more background on his departure from OSU. It turns out that the Ohio State staff first broached the possibility of a transfer.Martell backed up Dwayne Haskins as a redshirt freshman last fall and was banking on 2019 being the year he took over the reins in Columbus. However, after Urban Meyer stepped down, the situation changed.But when he arrived in Columbus, Ohio, Martell had J.T. Barrett and Dwayne Haskins in line ahead of him. Martell waited his turn, believing 2019 would be his year. Then Urban Meyer stepped down. Martell says he was told toward the end of the season he would be better off finding another school. Shortly after former No. 1 overall recruit Justin Fields announced he was transferring to Ohio State, Martell told the world he would transfer himself.It sounds like Ohio State was planning on going in a different direction even before Fields left Georgia, so Martell’s transfer appears to have worked out for both parties.Now with the Hurricanes, Martell is in a three-way battle for a starting role. He’ll have to fight off N’Kosi Perry and Jarren Williams to win the job.Reports coming out of Coral Gables indicated that Martell struggled mightily at times this spring, though he bounced back and performed well in the spring game. The quarterback competition is expected to continue into the summer as all three players adjust to new offensive coordinator Dan Enos.Miami opens up the 2019 season against Florida on August 24.last_img read more

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From North Van to Blade Runner 2 rising star Mackenzie Davis

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Davis is also being lauded for her breakout performance in Always Shine, a psychological thriller in which she stars alongside Caitlin Fitzgerald that tells the story of two jealous and competitive friends attempting to reconnect during a weekend trip to Big Sur. The film premiered at the Tribeca Festival in April, and is expected to hit North American screens later this year.To top things off, when reached for a chat Davis was in Budapest, working with Quebec director Denis Villeneuve (of Sicario, Prisoners, and forthcoming sci-fi film Arrival fame) on the sequel to director Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic Blade Runner. Mackenzie Davis is riding a rocket to superstardom.The Vancouver-bred 29-year-old is having her best career year yet following a show-stealing performance in The Martian as NASA satellite communications engineer Mindy Park, and things are only looking up.The third season of AMC’s hit series Halt and Catch Fire, in which Davis plays renegade programmer Cameron Howe, is launching on Aug. 23. Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe – Halt and Catch Fire _ Season 2, Gallery – Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

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Martil Moroccans Favorite Summer Vacation Destination

Rabat – Avito, Moroccan leader of online ads, announced the results of a study on Moroccans’ vacation accommodation choices. According to the survey, Moroccans opt for the north of the kingdom to enjoy their summer vacation.The study was carried out on two bases: an analysis of searches and visits carried out on Avito on the holiday accommodation section from May to July 2017, and a survey carried out in April on a sample of 800 people.Decidedly, Moroccans love to sunbathe under the gentle sun of the Mediterranean, as Martil seems to be the favorite destination of summer visitors, followed by El Oualidia, Marrakech, Tetouan-Cabo Negro, and El Jadida. The study shows that 50 percent of holiday makers prefer to rent an apartment or a house, with North of the kingdom and its beaches seeming therefore very popular with Moroccans in this period. Proof can be found in the spectacular surge in prices of rental of holiday homes in Martil, whose prices can easily exceed MAD 1,000 for a rudimentary apartment of two rooms.Moroccan also seem to be more inclined to acquire a second home, as 36 percent of respondents expressed a desire to buy a holiday house. A large proportion of the surveyed (32 percent) opted for the outskirts of Rabat as the place of acquisition of their holiday home. The administrative capital is followed by Marrakech, taking 22 percent of summer homes, Agadir with 20 percent, Tangier with 12 percent and the Casablanca suburbs with 8 percent.In terms of budget, 60 percent of respondents say they invest between 400,000 and MAD 800,000 for the acquisition of a second home, while 44 percent have a budget of 200,000 to MAD 400,000, and 6 percent of the respondents foresee a budget of more than MAD 2 million. Those buying homes are most likely to purchase an apartment, followed by traditional houses, empty land, and villas.Meanwhile, the vast majority of respondents (60.7 percent) prefer to acquire a medium-quality accommodation, followed by “economic” housing with 29 percent, and high-quality with only 10 percent of respondents.Direct transactions are widely preferred by Moroccans. In fact, 76 percent of respondents say they do not use a real estate agent to buy their vacation home, compared with 24 percent who prefer to hire a real estate broker. read more

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February new car registrations

‘February is traditionally a slow month as new car buyers and the motor industry prepare for the surge that accompanies the March plate change. We expect to see registrations of new cars next month total around 425,000 units, worth some £6 billion,’ said SMMT chief executive, Christopher Macgowan.‘Since the twice-yearly plate change system came into effect in 1999, the new car market has experienced its highest demand in March. Despite continuing pressures on the pocket, having shaken off the financial hangovers of Christmas and New Year celebrations, many motorists should be keen to take advantage of competitive forecourt deals, such as zero per cent finance and free insurance. This should ensure another registration peak in March.’ DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) February new car registrations fell 2,410 units to 73,586 unitsYear to date registrations remained up 2.5 per cent to 239,189 unitsDiesel demand fell slightly to 28,156 units, but still held a 38.3 per cent market shareSupermini demand remains strong, up 7,783 units or 11.5 per cent in the year-to-date read more

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Woman charged for alleged attempt to kill Cop further remanded

Twenty-five-year-old, Maryanne Daby of Lot 127 D’Aguiar Park, Houston, Greater Georgetown, who was slapped with an attempted murder charge after she allegedly pointed a gun at a Police Officer and pulled the trigger, was today (Wednesday), further remanded to prison when she appeared before the Chief Magistrate.Accused: Maryann DabyAttorney for the accused, Mark Waldron made a lengthy bail application for his client revealing that a possession of firearm and ammunition charge, while being unlicensed for same brought against her, should be dismissed since she is licenced.The said licence provided to the Court has expired, however Waldron noted that Daby is still within the stipulated period to have same renewed.He further brought the Court’s attention to the outstanding ballistic report which he noted will take time to be provided by the Prosecution.However, the Police Prosecutor maintained the Prosecution’s objections as a result of the seriousness of the offence.Magistrate Ann McLennan told the defendant that she is remanded to prison with regard to public safety and was ordered to return to Court on May 30 2018.Daby was reportedly firing shots in the air while partying at a racing club when she was approached by Christopher Kissoon, an off duty Officer and commanded to stop.However, according to the Prosecutor, the irritated young woman took the said pistol and pointed it to the officer’s head and pulled the trigger. The prosecutor informed the Court that the gun jammed and did not discharge. She was later arrested at her home and charged. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWoman remanded on attempted murder charge granted bail after appealingMay 28, 2018In “Court”Woman charged with attempted murder of CopMay 15, 2018In “Court”Court to proceed with illegal firearm case against Maryann DabyAugust 1, 2019In “Court” read more

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Strategen and JBSG Australia to combine environmental services

first_imgStrategen has agreed to merge with JBS&G Australia to create a leading environmental firm serving several industries.“As a new combined entity, our merger (effective July) will bring together some of Australia’s leading experts within the environmental industry, allowing us to offer a broader range of services to our clients across the country,” Strategen said.This will create a total workforce of more than 200, adding not only depth of experience to Strategen’s capabilities in Western Australia, especially in contaminated sites, approvals and stakeholder engagement, but also a broader offering of services to its clients across the country, Strategen said.Strategen CEO, Darren Walsh (pictured left), said: “This merger will enable us to build on our 25-year track record of delivering results for some of Western Australia’s most important projects and we are delighted to be enhancing our ability to meet client needs through this partnership.“Our new combined firm positions us to service our clients in Western Australia with a far superior depth and strength, and also allows the provision of Strategen’s range of services to JBS&G’s clients throughout Australia.“We are proud to remain privately owned; and this new merger will solidify us as one of the largest, independently owned environmental consultancy firms within Australia”.Walsh will retain a prominent role in the Western Australia business, becoming an Executive Director of the combined firm and continuing to work with the team to ensure exceptional levels of service and outcomes to clients, Strategen said. Current Strategen General Manager, Tim Bowra, will become the Western Australia Managing Principal. Current JBS&G CEO, Andrew Lau (pictured right), will continue at the helm of the expanded JBS&G business.Lau said bringing together the two strong, complementary businesses will help drive growth and increase overall competitiveness. “Strategen’s technical expertise and track record of success in securing complex environmental approvals is a perfect fit for JBS&G and will help us continue to deliver unmatched expertise to our clients.“We are bringing together some of the brightest minds and best people in the industry, with unmatched experience on some of Australia’s largest and most significant projects. This will enable us to continue to deliver fast, capable expertise to our clients and expand the breadth of services we deliver, particularly to Western Australia in the land development, infrastructure, mining, renewables and oil & gas industries.”Strategen will, in part, retain its trading name in Western Australia, becoming Strategen-JBS&G from July. The JBS&G WA team, meanwhile, will relocate to Strategen’s offices in Subiaco in June, Strategen said.last_img read more

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The Greek refugee village at Bonegilla

first_imgIn July 2018, on the behest of Anastasios [Tasos] Kolokotronis, my partner Athanasios and I visited Nea Magnisia, a village 11 kilometres outside Thessaloniki. There, we met with Tasos’ relatives, walked in a church procession and accepted an award from the town council on his behalf.The award recognised Tasos’ role in preserving Nea Magnisia’s history, through stories and models that are on exhibit at the Bonegilla Migrant Experience (BME) national heritage site.Tasos migrated to Australia in 1954. He has since lived in Melbourne with his wife Christina Tzega and three generations after him.Nea Magnisia is his natal village, and the account of its history, related in the book of his life, is embedded in his autobiography.Tasos’ miniatures offer a detailed record of a village built to accommodate refugees following the 1923 forced population exchange between Turkey and Greece.The church, council building, school, and several individual houses have been recreated from memory with remarkable attention to house form, fenestrations, roof tiles and fencing.The buildings are populated with figures and animals, many using implements and vehicles of that era. More importantly, the exhibit demonstrates how basic houses provided to over one million refugees were adapted and emplaced.Although the collection is nostalgic, and Nea Magnisia has long since transformed into a bustling town of multi-storey apartment buildings, it provides evidence of government hospitality to culturally different, Turkish-speaking refugees in a time of social hostility and poverty.Tasos Kolokotronis at home in Strathmore with his models, 2013. Photo: A. PierisModel of a refugee house by Tasos Kolokotronis. Photo: A. PierisA refugee house in present day Nea Magnisia. Photo: A. TsakonasModel of his family home and father’s cafe by Tasos Kolokotronis. Photo: A. PierisModel of the former church of St Athanasios by T. Kolokotronis. Photo: A. PierisThe Church of St Athanasios today. Photo: A. TsakonasTasos Kolokotronis at home in Strathmore with his models, 2013. Photo: A. PierisTasos came to Australia with 600 others on the ship Cyrenia and spent a hot, fly-ridden month at Greta camp, which he escaped at first opportunity. He found his way to Melbourne and worked as a motor mechanic at Queens Bridge Motors, and later at the Commonwealth Aircraft Company and Ansett Airlines. Upon his retirement, he returned to his memories.Magnisia stands for Manisa in Anatolia, Turkey. The 400 refugee families who settled in the village came from Muradiye and Hamidiye in Manisa and from Bursa. Group identities were kept intact and named after natal homelands inserting hundreds of sites in Ottoman Asia Minor into the geographic imagination of Greece. Many of them have the prefix ‘nea’ (new).The Refugee Settlement Commission (RSC) administered the settlement process funded by the League of Nations. In addition to the vacated former Muslim properties, some 509 new agrarian colonies were created for 180,000 people on 359,000 hectares of land. Some 75 of these were in Thessaloniki’s immediate vicinity, while more than 50 new colonies were built around the city. This was Greece’s first experiment with social housing. The Macedonia ResettlementDirectorate commissioned Sommerfeld-Dehatege company (DHTG) to build 10,000 dwellings. A further 15,000 were built by local companies.At the BME site, Nea Magnisia appears as a nostalgic reconstruction by a former Greek migrant. In fact, they are unsure how long they can maintain the exhibit given the poor climate controls within the facility and its lack of direct relevance for Bonegilla’s heritage. They lack the funds needed to create the display cases essential for preserving the miniatures. This is unfortunate because Nea Magnisia exemplifies a historical example of refugee integration that Australia might well emulate. It’s story is especially pertinent to Bonegilla, a similar historical entry point.References:· Colonas, Vassilis 2003, ‘Housing and the Architectural Expression of Asia Minor Greeks Before and After 1923’, in R Hirschon ed., Crossing the Aegean: an appraisal of the 1923 compulsory population exchange between Greece and Turkey, Studies in forced migration, vol. 12, Berghahn Books, New York, 163-178.· Hastaoglou-Martinidis, Vilma 1997, ‘A Mediterranean City in Transition: Thessaloniki between the two World Wars’, Architecture and Civil Engineering, vol 1, no. 4, 493-507.* Anoma Pieris is a Professor in Architecture at the University of Melbourne’s School of Design. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Fnacbook le marché des liseuses électroniques se développe en France

first_imgFnacbook : le marché des liseuses électroniques se développe en FranceFrance – De nouvelles liseuses électroniques apparaissent sur le marché français. Plusieurs offres se font à l’approche de Noël et les e-books cherchent à s’organiser pour ne pas être victime d’un piratage analogue à celui auquel a dû faire face le secteur musical.Jeudi, la Fnac, premier vendeur de livres et de tablettes numériques en France, a annoncé le lancement prochain de sa liseuse Fnacbook 3G. D’une valeur de 199 euros, l’appareil contiendra 2.000 titres et permettra d’accéder à un catalogue en ligne de quelque 80.000 livres et 750 bandes dessinées. Il disposera d’une connexion 3G gratuite, grâce à un partenariat avec SFR, et permettra de surfer sur la toile via le Wi-Fi. Le Fnacbook sera en outre compatible avec l’iPhone et l’iPad d’Apple.À lire aussiiPad Mini : la coque qui révèle ce que peut être la tabletteDe leur côté, les distributeurs de livres France Loisirs et Chapitre lancent la liseuse Oyo à 149 euros à la fin du mois. Ajoutées au Kindle commercialisé par Amazon et aux produits d’autres acteurs, comme Samsung et Sony, les Français désireux de se procurer un e-book auront à faire un choix parmi une quinzaine de modèles.Ces liseuses numériques connaissent un immense succès aux Etats-Unis mais en France, le secteur est encore relativement restreint. Clément Hering, analyste à GfK, indique que la différence de prix “n’est pas assez sensible pour que le grand public” se tourne vers les liseuses, comparativement aux offres que proposent l’iPhone et l’iPad d’Apple.  “Le marché français péchait également jusque-là par une l’offre de contenus en français réduite et par la rareté de plateformes unifiées centralisant les titres”, précise-t-il.A l’heure actuelle, l’offre s’élargit avec l’apparition de nouvelles plateformes (Numic d’Hachette par exemple)  et l’apparition de nouveaux composants devrait permettre aux prix de baisser dans les prochains mois.Le 22 octobre 2010 à 16:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Hubble Space Telescope Spots Living Fossil Galaxy Outside Milky Way

first_img Hubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring SystemHubble Captures Gorgeous Star’s Final Stages of Life Stay on target Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope to study white dwarf stars stumbled upon a new cosmic neighbor.While searching the globular cluster NGC 6752, an international team of scientists  discovered a compact collection of stars millions of light years away.Only a fraction of the size of the Milky Way and incredibly faint, the so-called Bedin 1 system is considered a dwarf spheroidal galaxy—defined by their small size, low luminosity, and lack of dust and old stellar populations.Dwarf spheroidal galaxies are not uncommon: There are at least 36 in our Local Group of galaxies.But Bedin 1 stands out from the crowd.“Not only is it one of just a few dwarf spheroidals that have a well-established distance, but it is also extremely isolated,” according to the European Space Agency, which clocked it at 30 million light years from the Milky Way and 2 million light years from the nearest plausible large galaxy host, NGC 6744.“This makes it possibly the most isolated small dwarf galaxy discovered to date,” the ESA announcement said.Based on the properties of its stars, astronomers believe the galaxy is about 13 billion years old—nearly as ancient as the Universe itself.“The discovery of Bedin 1 was a truly serendipitous find,” the ESA said. “Very few Hubble images allow such faint objects to be seen, and they cover only a small area of the sky.”This isn’t the space telescope’s first headline of the year, though.Last month, NASA and the ESA released the most detailed image of our close neighbor, the Triangulum Galaxy, located a mere 3 million light years from Earth.You may have spotted the Triangulum Galaxy—also known as Messier 33 or NGC 598—on a particularly clear night: It’s that faint, blurry object in the constellation of Triangulum (the Triangle).More on Geek.com:Hubble Space Telescope Should Last At Least 5 More YearsHubble Telescope Supports Evidence of Distant ExomoonNASA’s Curiosity Rover Snaps a Selfie Before Its Next Mars Journeylast_img read more

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Sir Michael Barber Pays Courtesy Call on the Prime Minister

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 22, 2017 – Nassau – Sir Michael Barber (centre), Head of the first Delivery Unit developed under the Blair Administration of the United Kingdom, and current leading global advisor on Delivery Management and Centre of Government Approach, is pictured at a recent courtesy call on Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis (right) at the Office of the Prime Minister.   At left is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest.Sir Michael led seminars for Parliamentarians, senior public servants, and private sector stakeholders on ‘Strengthening the Delivery of Public Services Using a Centre of Government Approach,’  September 18 to 20, 2017 at the British Colonial Hilton.(BIS Photo) Related Items:last_img read more

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US visas to 6 Muslim nations drop

first_imgAn international passenger (L) arrives at Dulles International Airport as a man ® waits for loved ones to arrive in Dulles, Virginia, U.S. September 24, 2017. Reuters File PhotoIn the first two months after a June Supreme Court ruling allowed partial implementation of president Donald Trump’s travel ban, visas issued on average each month to citizens of six countries targeted by the order were 18 per cent lower compared to the month prior to the ban, a Reuters analysis of government data shows.The 3,268 visas issued in July and 3,884 visas issued in August to citizens of the six majority-Muslim countries were down from 4,351 issued in June. The July figure was lower than the monthly average at any point since 2007, when an average of 3,080 visas per month were issued to those countries.The lower July and August numbers were especially noteworthy, immigration attorneys say, because a larger number of visas are typically issued in the summer months, as foreign students prepare to arrive in the United States for the fall semester.“We are processing visa applications for nationals of the six affected countries as directed by the Executive Order and to the extent permitted by court decisions,” a State Department official said on condition of anonymity when asked about the lower numbers.The decline comes on top of already plummeting figures for U.S. visas issued to citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen after Trump issued an executive order in late January halting entry of travelers from those countries for 90 days.That order, and a more limited form of the ban issued in March, were hamstrung by months of legal challenges until the Supreme Court approved a limited version in June. But in the interim, the State Department issued far fewer visas to travelers from those six countries compared to the number issued in 2016 under the administration of president Barack Obama.On Sunday, Trump issued a third version of the ban, which indefinitely restricts travelers from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea. Certain government officials from Venezuela will also be barred.From March through June, a period when Trump’s order was mostly blocked by the courts, citizens of the six countries were issued an average of 3,929 visas monthly, 42 per cent fewer than the 2016 monthly average of 6,799, according to State Department data. After the Supreme Court ruling, that monthly average was 47 per cent lower than in 2016.Trump’s initial travel ban, which barred citizens of the six countries as well as Iraq, sparked chaos and protests at airports around the United States. Issued with little forewarning, the order’s scope was unclear and sowed confusion among travelers as well as authorities responsible for implementing it. Courts quickly enjoined the main parts of the order. Trump eventually issued a new order that excluded Iraq and delayed its enactment to allow the administration and travelers time to prepare.But that order, too, was soon blocked by courts. The case eventually reached the Supreme Court, which allowed a limited version of the ban affecting only those citizens of the six countries lacking “bona fide” ties to the United States. After Trump issued the revised ban on Sunday, the Supreme Court canceled oral arguments scheduled  for Oct. 10 to decide whether or not the earlier version of the ban was discriminatory.Even as sharply fewer visas were being issued, the president often complained on social media and in speeches about limits imposed by U.S. courts on the two executive orders establishing the travel ban.“The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!” Trump tweeted on 15 September.‘CHILLING EFFECT’Because the State Department only releases data on how many visas are issued and not total application numbers, it is unclear if the drop is due to fewer people applying, or because the administration is denying more applications.In addition, a month-by-month comparison with prior years is not possible because the State Department released only annual numbers – not monthly data – until March of this year.Stephen Pattison, a former U.S. consular official and now an immigration attorney, said he suspects that the huge drop in visas issued is due to fewer people applying rather than higher rejection rates.“Quantifying the chilling effect of the Trump administration’s policies on the international public is hard to do, but I think that’s the biggest impact of what this administration has done,” Pattison said. “This atmosphere is causing bona fide, legitimate travelers to think twice about coming to the United States.”Michael Boos, general counsel for the conservative nonprofit Citizens United, which filed a brief to the Supreme Court in support of the Trump administration in the travel ban case, said the figures show the ban is having its intended effect.“Clearly the purpose of the temporary ban was to reduce the number of visas that would be issued to persons from the affected countries, so it’s not surprising that…when the court reinstated the ban, the number of visas would have dramatically diminished,” Boos said. “If people are deterred from seeking admission to the United States because they’re going to go through a vetting process that’s real and substantial, then maybe they shouldn’t be coming here in the first place.”last_img read more

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Are Cheap Laptops Good Enough My Month with a Sub500 PC

first_imgCan a cheap laptop replace a premium PC? To find out, I spent a month using a sub-$500 as my primary machine both at work and at home. My goal was not only to see what a low-price laptop is capable of, but also to determine what limitations you face when purchasing a budget notebook over a premium laptop. On a personal level, I selfishly hoped to silence the doubters in my office who didn’t think I would last the entire month.Full of confidence, I contacted Acer who graciously lent me the Aspire E 15 (our current best laptop under $500) to test my hypothesis that a budget laptop can accommodate the majority of our readers’ needs, whether those be at the office, at home or while traveling. However, by the end of my 30-day plight, that optimism was replaced with the realization that budget laptops still have some serious limitations.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/use-budget-sub-500-laptop-for-a-month?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Misplaced optimism”Do you really want to do this to yourself?” Laptop Mag assistant managing editor Sherri L. Smith asked in a deadpan tone when I described my 30-day challenge.While I’ve generally had good experiences reviewing budget machines, I knew I’d have to make some compromises switching from my business laptop — a Dell Latitude 7490 with a Core i7 CPU –– to the $329 Aspire E 15 running on a Core i3 CPU.MORE: Best Hard Drive SpeedThe first thing I noticed when I took the Aspire E 15 out of the box was how much heavier it was than my work computer. I complained about the laptop’s heft in my review, but the reality of the next month sank in as my arms grew sore from holding it.Furthermore, the Aspire E 15’s 15-inch, 1080p display was a notable downgrade from the Latitude 7490’s vivid panel. I knew the display wouldn’t be as vibrant or as bright based on our lab testing. After all, the Aspire E 15’s panel covers only 62.3 percent of the sRGB color gamut, whereas the Latitude 7490 reached 118 percent. And regarding brightness, the Aspire E 15 peaked at 227 nits compared with the Latitude, which reached 277 nits. Still, I wasn’t ready for the Aspire E 15’s poor viewing angles, which made it difficult to see content unless I was looking at it from the perfect angle.My optimism took another blow when the laptop needed about 2 minutes to boot up to the setup menu. And things went downhill from there. I encountered crippling lag during my initial setup as I logged into my Gmail account and synced bookmarks and settings in Chrome. Fortunately, the laptop’s performance improved once everything was in place, and the Aspire E 15 didn’t freeze or kick me out of any programs.But I hadn’t even completed the setup process when I hit the next major roadblock. The Aspire E 15 took more than 4 minutes to restart after I removed bloatware (including the pre-installed Norton antivirus software that kept telling me that my trial had ended) and installed Avast, a proper antivirus solution.The performance issues only got worse from there. With a Core i3-8130U, 6GB of RAM and a slow-moving 1TB, 5,000-rpm hard drive, the Aspire E 15 simply couldn’t keep up with my day-to-day workload. I experienced severe slowdowns during an average workday, in which I ran multiple Chrome pages, each with around a dozen tabs. It’s not as if I was using the sort of demanding programs an engineer or a designer might use, either; I spend the majority of my workday listening to music through my Sony WH-1000xM3 wireless headphones while typing in Google Docs.My first hard restart came at the start of week two. A pleasant Windows 10 background greeted me when I opened the computer to start the day. As much as I enjoyed looking at the beautiful image, there was a problem: where were the sign-in options? After waiting a few minutes for login credentials and exhausting every option, I was forced to press and hold down the power button for a hard reset.Budget laptops are typically thicker and made of cheaper materials than premium machines, and the 5-pound Aspire E 15 plastic frame is no exception. I dreaded taking the Aspire E 15 on my frequent weekend trips to Detroit because hauling around the hefty laptop made walking around LaGuardia Airport more painful than it already is. Furthermore, my 40-minute subway trek to work every day was a lot less enjoyable with this heavy machine in my backpack.MORE: Laptops with the Best Overall PerformanceMoving from a premium laptop to a budget machine was a strict lesson in compromise. However, there were some things I liked about the Aspire E 15, particularly its all-day battery life. I kept the Aspire E 15 unplugged at home and rarely had to recharge it before I got back to the office on Monday. The laptop’s trackpad was responsive throughout my trial and I enjoyed typing on the full-size keyboard (with numeric keypad). I was also able to charge my phone and smartwatch using the multiple USB-A ports on the Aspire E 15, though I disappointingly couldn’t scrounge up a physical disk to test the included DVD-RW drive.And although I ran into some performance issues at the office, the Aspire E 15 handled my everyday workload at home. I browsed the web with a few tabs open, watching YouTube videos and streamed my Saturday morning German soccer games without feeling tempted to grab my Dell XPS 15.My cheat dayThere is never a slow day at the office but my third week of using the Aspire E 15 was particularly hectic. Between embargoed news posts and articles I had to schedule for a long weekend, I couldn’t afford to waste any time.I arrived at work on Monday at 8:45 a.m. ready to tackle my review of the HP Spectre x360 but my progress was halted before It even began. It took 15 minutes for me to sign in to the computer and another 2 minutes to open Chrome and load a Google Doc.MORE: Best and Worst Laptop BrandsTo get things moving along, I pulled up the Task Manager and closed every program I didn’t need running in the background. That temporary solution worked for about an hour until multiple Chrome tabs overwhelmed the laptop’s sluggish CPU.At this point, I needed to make a decision: either continue using the laptop and risk missing my deadline or go back to my work and give my co-workers the satisfaction that their doubts were warranted. Reluctantly, I chose the latter. I desperately needed a cheat day.It was as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders the moment I started using my premium business laptop. My productivity improved exponentially and none of the performance problems I faced with the E 15 were present on the Latitude. Web pages loaded quickly, programs took seconds to install and there wasn’t any lag, even while I was connected to a VPN and had music streaming in the background.Forced to adaptTransitioning from a powerful business laptop to the sub-$500 Aspire E 15 felt a lot like my experience of moving from Texas to New York City. Now living in a cramped apartment, I have no other option but to stay organized or live helplessly in a pile of clutter.MORE: Best Acer LaptopsI found myself taking more time out of my day to close programs in order to keep things moving smoothly. The Aspire E 15 ran well when I had 15 web pages open, but it struggled once I crossed that threshold or ran more demanding tasks, like streaming the Overwatch League on Twitch.Parting thoughtsIf there’s one thing I learned in the past month, it’s that if you can save up for a laptop that meets our minimum recommended specs — a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and an SSD — then do it. The gap in performance between a laptop with those components and a PC that costs less than $500 is massive.My other big takeaway is that even the best budget laptops don’t offer enough power for business use, especially those without an SSD. It’s not worth saving money on a budget machine if your work requires you to keep dozens of browser tabs open or to run CPU-intensive software.The Aspire E 15 is still a fine option for those who want to save some money but need a notebook for light tasks, like checking email, watching YouTube videos or posting on social media. But on the whole, my 30-day experiment with a sub-$500 proved the adage that you get what you pay for.Credit: Laptop Mag by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoForbesAmerica’s Richest Self-Made WomenForbesUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Nonchocolate Easter gifts for your children

first_imgFor children who love to work with their hands and be crafty, let them paint some Easter eggs or the Easter Bunny and hang their paintings on the wall to be proud of.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Easter is well-known for sweet treats and chocolate, but remember that you can give your children non-chocolate gifts this Easter as well.Check out these ideas…Teddy bears and plush toys are a great alternative way of having an Easter egg hunt. Instead of hiding Easter eggs, you can hide a toy for your child to find.Make your own sweet treats for your children that they can search for in the garden, yet make the treats to their dietary requirements, with less sugar or gluten.Also read: Easter trivia and facts you need to knowAlso read: 10 ways to keep your kids busy this Easter WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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