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Dawson Creek receives third application for nonmedical cannabis retail store license

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C.- Flora Recreational Cannabis has applied to the City for a retail licence.This is Dawson Creek’s third application, Northern Cannabis applied for the proposed location of 10112 10th Street and Starbuds seeks to set up at the Dawson Creek Mall.Pursuant to the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act, the City of Dawson Creek hereby advises that Flora (Dawson Creek) Enterprises Inc. has made an application for a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence to be located at 1101A 103rd Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC. Anyone who feels that they may be affected by this application is asked to submit their written comments no later than January 11, 2019, to:Cindy Fisher, Deputy Corporate OfficerCity of Dawson CreekP.O. Box 150, 10105 12A StreetDawson Creek, BC V1G 4G4Email: admin@dawsoncreek.caIf you require further information regarding this application please contact Aaron Thompson, City Planner, at 250.784.3601.last_img read more

Happy DC don’t have much of home advantage, says Cutting

first_imgNew Delhi: Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Delhi Capitals (DC) on a low and slow Feroz Shah Kotla wicket on Thursday and with the home team also finding it difficult to adapt to the conditions, MI all-rounder Ben Cutting said it always helps when the away team starts on the same page as the home side. “It helps if the home team doesn’t have the advantage. We start even in that case. We have played against all the teams except Kolkata Knight Riders and I think we are aware of what to expect from Delhi. We have kept a close eye on how they play,” he pointed out on the eve of their clash against Delhi. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhAsked how MI are looking to approach the away games after playing quite a few matches at home, Cutting said: “Pretty much how we approached the other games. We play four straight games on the road and the wickets will be fairly different. We will look to adapt to the conditions.” MI skipper Rohit Sharma, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and pacer Jasprit Bumrah have all been named in India’s World Cup squad. Asked if that will help the players focus more on the Indian Premier League (IPL) now, the all-rounder said the focus anyway was on this tournament. “The World Cup is starting in a couple of months time. Right now it is important to focus on the IPL. You have to play freely and that is how it is in T20 cricket and I don’t think there is any other way,” he opined. Asked if there have been any talks on workload management, Cutting said: “The bowling coaches can say that. It isn’t something that we can speak about.”last_img read more

Oppn leaders meet EC officials, demand verification of VVPAT slips before counting of votes

first_imgNew Delhi: Leaders of as many as 22 opposition parties met the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday and demanded verification of VVPAT slips of randomly-selected polling stations before the counting of the votes polled in the just-concluded Lok Sabha election begins on May 23. They also demanded that if any discrepancy is found during VVPAT verification, 100 per cent counting of the paper slips of VVPATs of all polling stations of that particular Assembly segment should be done and compared with the electronic voting machine (EVM) results. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “We told the EC that the VVPAT machines should be counted first and if there is any discrepancy, then all of them in that segment should be counted,” Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters here after meeting EC officials. Azad’s party colleague Abhishek Singhvi said despite requests to the EC since months, the poll body has now said it will meet on Wednesday to discuss the issue. “We are asking the EC to respect the mandate of people. It cannot be manipulated,” Telugu Desam Party’s (TDP) N Chandrababu Naidu told reporters. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Satish Chandra Mishra alleged that “there is large-scale bungling relating to EVMs in Uttar Pradesh. We demand deployment of central forces”. The opposition parties also raised concerns over the transportation of EVMs ahead of counting of votes and urged the EC to probe the issue. The opposition parties are seeking transparency and fairness in the counting of votes and respecting the mandate of the people of the country.last_img read more

CRA decides against taking one of its battles with Cameco to Supreme Court

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency says it won’t appeal a federal court decision that says the revenue minister doesn’t have the authority to compel a company’s employees to answer oral questions from the tax collection agency.The decision follows the Federal Court’s refusal to order about 25 personnel from Saskatoon-based Cameco Corp. and its subsidiaries to attend interviews and answer oral questions from CRA interviewers.Cameco had agreed to have employees answer written questions but not to do oral interviews with the tax agency. Although the Federal Court of Appeal upheld the lower court’s ruling, the CRA insists it also indicated that owners, managers and others at a business should co-operate and answer questions during the course of an audit.The CRA says it will also continue to seek interviews where necessary and expects that the vast majority of taxpayers will continue to comply when asked. Companies in this story: (TSX:CCO)The Canadian Press read more

UNICEF study shows dire situation for women children in southern Sudan

A girl born in southern Sudan is 10 times more likely to die in childbirth or pregnancy than to complete primary school, a new study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shows as it observes Day of the African Child today. The study, Towards a Baseline: Best Estimates of Social Indicators for Southern Sudan, found that about one in nine women dies in pregnancy or childbirth, compared to one in 100 girls who finish primary school. Young children from southern Sudan, which has endured 21 years of civil war, are also in grave peril of dying from preventable disease. About 95,000 children aged below five, from a pool of 7.5 million young children, are estimated to have died last year. This compares to the 76,000 children under five – from a combined population of 938 million – who died in 31 industrialized countries during the same period. The report shows that southern Sudan ranks as the worst place in the world on many health and social indicators, including chronic malnutrition rates, completion of primary school, ante-natal care and immunization rates. The situation is hardest for women and children. Since 1983 southern Sudan’s civilian population has been caught in the middle of a war between the Sudanese Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). Between three and four million people have become internally displaced or refugees in neighbouring countries and at least two million people have been killed. Last month representatives from Khartoum and the SPLM/A initialled three protocols aimed at ending the conflict. The two sides are expected to sign a comprehensive peace agreement within the next three months. In a statement issued today alongside the report, UNICEF called on Sudanese authorities, civil society and international donors and non-government organizations (NGOs) to focus their relief efforts on the survival and development of children. Bernt Aasen, UNICEF’s chief of operations for southern Sudan, said: “We know we can make huge improvements in the lives of Sudan children if the peace process is a success. This generation might be the lucky ones.” Meanwhile, the Special Court for Sierra Leone – set up in an agreement between the UN and the Government to prosecute those who committed the worst atrocities during the West African country’s long-running civil war – also observed Day of the African Child. Court Prosecutor David M. Crane issued a statement saying the children of Sierra Leone were the main victims of its civil war. Many were killed or injured, but others were forced into combat and coerced into committing crimes. Mr. Crane noted that the Court’s Appeals Chamber recently handed down a landmark decision that allows people who recruited child soldiers to be prosecuted for a crime against humanity. “There can now be justice for Sierra Leone’s children living with the horror of what they were forced to do to others,” he said. The Day of the African Child was first observed in 1991 after the then Organization of African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union, moved to commemorate the children killed in Soweto, South Africa, in 1976 while protesting for better education opportunities under apartheid. read more

Moodys reviews rating of Barrick Gold for possible downgrade

TORONTO – Moody’s Investors Service says Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) has been placed under review for a potential ratings downgrade after a Chilean court last week ordered a halt to construction at the miner’s $8 billion Pascua-Lama project due to environmental concerns.The ratings agency launched the review as Barrick’s shares tumbled on the developments at Pascua-Lama and a decline in gold prices.Barrick’s stock hit fresh 52-week lows throughout the week, closing down 5.6 per cent to $18.17 on Wednesday.Work on the Chilean mine was suspended last week after the appeals court in the northern city of Copiapo charged the Toronto-based gold miner with “environmental irregularities” during construction of the world’s highest-altitude gold and silver mine.The start date for the mine, which straddles the Andean border with Argentina, has already been delayed by more than six months to the second half of 2014. Cost overruns have seen the price tag rise from $3 billion to more than $8 billion.Moody’s said it will consider a number factors that affect Barrick, which has seen production for 2013 relatively flat or weaker compared to a year earlier.“The review will focus on steps Barrick can take to improve its cost profile, the impact of, possible responses to, and timing with respect to the Pascua-Lama situation,” Moody’s said in its announcement.It will also consider “other possible actions that could support the earnings and cash flow generation profile and minimize the need for continued incremental increases in debt.”“Should the review result in a downgrade, it is not likely to be more than one notch,” the agency added. by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 17, 2013 5:44 pm MDT Moody’s reviews rating of Barrick Gold for possible downgrade AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Thousands of migrants rescued on Mediterranean in a single day – UN

Citing the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Rome, IOM spokesperson Joel Millman told reporters today at the regular bi-weekly press briefing in Geneva that: “2,139 migrants had been rescued on 18 May alone through more than a dozen different operations in Mediterranean international waters. Additionally, IOM learned of about 500 people rescued in Libyan waters that day.” While exact casualty numbers were not known, IOM’s Libya office has reported the remains of six migrants that were found over the past four days in various spots and communities on the Libyan coast. Mr. Millman noted that it is quite possible that some of those had been from a previous shipwreck or perhaps all from new wreckage, which IOM is still trying to determine. He also highlighted the numbers who had been crossing from Greece in the first four months of 2017. “Almost 6,000 people have come through Greece in 2017 – 5,200 through the end of April – which was a low number compared to the numbers in 2016 and 2015. Of those 6,000, half came from Syria and Iraq. Following those two countries, cones Congo, Algeria, Kuwait, or Cameroon, ahead of countries like Afghanistan or Iran, that have been countries of origin of many migrants in the past,” Mr. Millman explained. “Observing this,” he continued “one could wonder about the degree to which Turkey continues to be an escape valve for the Iraq and Syria conflicts. It is surprising how many other country nationals seem to be accessing Turkey to make the voyage to Greece, including Haitians and Dominicans who have been seen coming to Greece through Turkey.” read more

Sullinger unsure of NBA Draft plan

NEW ORLEANS – Jared Sullinger would not say whether he planned to return to Ohio State or leave school for the NBA after the Buckeyes’ 64-62 loss against Kansas in the Final Four Saturday. “I honestly don’t know,” Sullinger said. “I really don’t know my decision yet.” OSU’s sophomore forward pulled his jersey over his head after the final buzzer sounded. He walked slowly off the court and disappeared into the depths of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome along with the rest of his team after what could have been his final game as a Buckeye. He was asked at least three different ways about his future when reporters caught up to him, but the answer was always the same. “I’ll probably just sit down with my family and probably my coaches and just talk things through,” he said. “I don’t have a definite decision yet, but we’ll see when that time is right for me.” Sullinger had a decision to make last year too, but was much clearer about his intentions. After the Buckeyes fell to Kentucky in the Sweet 16, Sullinger definitively told the world he was coming back for his sophomore season. And that’s exactly what he did. He averaged 17.6 points and about 9.7 rebounds in the 2011-12 season and was named a First Team All-American for the second consecutive year as he helped lead OSU to the Final Four. After last season, most projections had Sullinger being selected in the top-five picks in the NBA Draft. His draft status appears to have dropped after staying another year, with many projections predicting him being selected in the middle of the first round. Though he won’t make a decision just yet, Sullinger said he’s glad to have options. “I have a choice if I want to come back or not,” he said. “It’s just tough to see somebody like (senior guard William Buford) that has no chance but to leave the program.” Buford played his last game for OSU, but he knows a little bit about what Sullinger is going through. He had the option to leave early for the NBA more than once, but opted to stay in school and get his degree. But after the game, Buford said that just because the best thing for him was to remain at OSU doesn’t mean Sullinger should do the same. He offered advice for Sullinger and fellow teammate, sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas, who is also facing draft entry speculation. “I’d tell them to do whatever is best for their life,” Buford said. “They can’t listen to other people. It’s their life. In my life I didn’t listen to other people. I still have a chance to get my degree next quarter so I have something to fall back on. If they want to leave early, that’s fine if that’s what they thought was the best decision.” Sullinger’s critics have suggested he struggles against longer defenders with athleticism. Sullinger faced one of those defenders Saturday in Kansas junior center Jeff Withey, who stands seven feet tall. Withey had seven blocks in the game, many on Sullinger, who struggled to find an offensive rhythm. OSU’s big man shot 5-19 from the floor, scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. In the second half, when OSU saw a 13-point lead disappear, Sullinger shot 2-11. “I couldn’t create space off of (Withey) because every time I tried to make a move there was a guard coming, swiping down trying to get the ball out,” Sullinger said. “In the second half, the big double with Thomas Robinson coming over it was just tough.” Sullinger said the loss was tough to deal with after the game, but he was proud of what OSU accomplished during the season. “We got to the point where we was one of the last four teams standing,” he said. “Only the best basketball teams play here and we just took a loss. It hurts.” read more

How the Sussexes are determined to carve their own royal path as

Everyone had assumed that the baby boy had been born at Frogmore Cottage after a beaming Harry appeared in the royal mews at Windsor Castle telling the world that the baby had been born at 526am weighing 7lb 3oz. Unusually, the official announcement on the easel at Buckingham Palace did not include any details of the medical team, prompting speculation the baby had not been born in a hospital. With confusion still reigning over whether Baby Sussex was born in hospital or at home – Harry and Meghan appear to have realised their dream of keeping the birth private – while reminding the world that they are determined to carve their own royal path. Indeed there was even speculation Meghan may have had… read more

Google Doodle celebrates Winsor McCays Little Nemo

first_imgGoogle’s Doodles are always created to celebrate something special. In the past they have celebrated the anniversary of Star Trek, let you play with a Moog synthesizer, and even took the form of games for the Olympics and of course, Pac Man. Today, Google’s Doodle celebrates the 107th anniversary of Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland in the form of an animated comic strip.The adventures of Little Nemo is what Winsor McCay was most famous for, and although the comic strip was not particularly popular at the time, it had a strong following from fans because of his unique art style.Little Nemo was first published in the New York Herald on October 15, 1905 and it continued to appear in the paper every Sunday until 1911. The strip followed the adventures of Nemo, a six year old boy who was trying to reach the princess of Slumberland.McCay’s innovative style changed and explored what comics and animation could do. In the process they set a new standard that would influence the likes of Walt Disney in later years. Without McCay changing the way animation worked, the Disney films and animated shorts we love today might not have existed in the same way.In the Google Doodle, Slumberland has been changed to Google-land and readers can follow Nemo’s adventure simply by clicking the tab that appears on the bottom right side of the strip. Keep clicking to see the whole adventure unveil.Google has done a great job of retaining McCay’s bold and colorful art style while adding their own Google-themed twist to it. A good mix of retro comic strip drawing and modern, interactive animation.View the Google today or find it on the official Google Doodle list after that.last_img read more

Outrage over Macedonian film festival

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Outrage is building in the Greek community in anticipation of the 3rd Melbourne ‘Macedonian’ Film Festival, which is run by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) organisers in Australia. The use of this symbol on the Hoyts website is offensive to Melbourne’s Greek community, given it is part of its cultural heritage.The Australian Macedonian Advisory Council (AMAC) has issued a formal complaint to Hoyts, the cinema complex hosting the festival, objecting to both the naming of the festival and its use of the Vergina sun as an emblem. The Vergina Sun is registered with the World Intellectual Property Association as a state emblem for Greece, with FYROM listed as objecting. In a letter dated 16 October, AMAC wrote to Hoyts’ managing director requesting the emblem be removed from all promotional material. “While AMAC welcomes artistic ventures and festivals promoting the cultural diversity of Australia, it disapproves of the unauthorised use of intellectual property and misappropriation of Greek heritage to promote any event,” the letter said. “The use of this symbol on the Hoyts website is offensive to Melbourne’s Greek community, given it is part of its cultural heritage.” The letter adds that if the emblem is not removed from the website and other promotional material, “legal proceedings will be initiated”. AMAC spokesperson Ian Pelekanakis told Neos Kosmos that, as of Friday, he had not yet heard back from Hoyts management. The spokesperson said this was the third such festival, although it’s the first time it’s being held at Hoyts. “It’s offensive to members of AMAC and the Greek community in general,” Mr Pelekanakis said. He added that AMAC also filed a formal complaint to Greater Union, where the festival was held last year. “But the manager was of that [FYROM] background so she wasn’t interested,” he added. The festival is scheduled to run at Hoyts cinemas in Melbourne Central and Northland from October 21 – 24. Neos Kosmos made numerous attempts to contact Hoyts management, but they declined to return calls before deadline. This follows on from AMAC’s dispute with the so-called Australia-Greece Advisory Council (AGAC). AGAC, who could not be found in a company search, objected to AMAC’s historical lecture on October 5, issuing a media release arguing that issues between Greece and its neighbours should not be “brought out in Australian territory by Greek authorities and community organizations.” “AGAC calls on Greece to accept modern day reality and that on this planet there are people who self-identify as Macedonians who are no threat in any way shape or format to the Greek Nation,” the release said. AMAC has since claimed that the AGAC website was created by Stojce Jakovceski, and described AGAC as “an internet façade created by Slavic-Macedonians”. “AMAC believes that the ‘AGAC’ was conceived by members of the Slav- Macedonian community in Western Australia and was specifically created in order to spread misinformation on the occasion of Marcus Templar’s lecture at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle on October 5,” AMAC said. Neos Kosmos has made numerous attempts to contact AGAC, but they declined to be interviewed by phone. We also asked if they were of Greek background to which we have not had a response.last_img read more

Migrant centers to be shut down after death

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The government has vowed to keep its election pledge to shut down migrant detention centres after a Pakistani man committed suicide at one in northern Athens last Friday.“I am here to express my embarrassment. We are done with detention centres,” said Alternative Minister for Citizens’ Protection Yiannis Panousis after visiting the Amygdaleza centre on the weekend.He said the government needed a few days to prepare the relevant legislation. “We are going to do what we said before the elections, we are going to do what we said in Parliament,” he said.A group of around 50 people demonstrated outside the centre during Panousis’s visit after the Pakistani man took his life. He was named as Muhammad Nadim by activists on social media but authorities did not confirm his identity.The man had been arrested on December 12 in Rethymno, Crete, for entering Greece illegally. He was moved to Amydgaleza on Friday. He is the fourth migrant to die at the centre since last summer and the second to lose his life there last week, according to activists.During the election campaign, SYRIZA pledged to shut down the centres, which consist of either collections of prefabricated huts or are based at disused military camps. The promise was repeated recently by Alternate Minister for Immigration Tasia Christodoulopoulou.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Parthenon voted the most beautiful building in the world

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Parthenon has been voted the most beautiful building in the world according to Business Insider, followed by The National Congress of Brazil in Brasília, The São Paulo Museum of Art (São Paulo, Brazil) and The Forbidden City Temple in Beijing, (China).Like paintings and sculptures, buildings can be beautiful works of art, therefore Business Insider asked architects to vote for the one building that in their opinion defines building design, inspired them to become architects, or that they simply consider to be a stunning piece of architectural art.“The Parthenon is the quintessential beautiful architectural form,” Tara Imani, founding architect of Tara Imani Designs said of the most famous surviving building of ancient Greece. “The Doric order, the use of entasis (a slight curve in columns) to make sure the columns didn’t look spindly from a distance … the siting on a hilltop − it gave us our initial ABCs of architecture that we keep trying to use and improve upon today,” she wrote. The Parthenon (Greek: Παρθενών), which stands proud on the Acropolis of Athens, is Greece’s most precious gem, representing the cradle of democracy and to this day considered one of the most famous buildings in the world.Directed by the Athenian statesman Pericles, it was built by the architects Ictinus and Callicrates under the supervision of the sculptor Phidias. Work began in 447BC, and the building itself was completed by 438BC. The Parthenon has stood atop the Acropolis of Athens for nearly 2,500 years and was built to give thanks to Athena, the city’s patron goddess, for the salvation of Athens and Greece in the Persian Wars. The same year, a great gold and ivory statue of Athena, made by Phidias for the interior, was dedicated. “Business Insider is one publication, albeit one with weight, but the Parthenon’s renown goes well beyond it and its opinion,” says acting director of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, Dr Stavros Paspalas, in an interview with Neos Kosmos.“The vote of Business Insider reinforces the position the temple holds in the minds of millions, but the Parthenon’s position as a milestone building and an architectural reference point predates that website. There is no doubt that the Parthenon is a cultural icon of worldwide significance, although I would further argue that the other surviving ruins on the Athenian Acropolis should not be forgotten; the Propylaia, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion along with the Parthenon create the visitor’s experience of the site.” The Acropolis, and the Parthenon in particular, is the most characteristic monument of the ancient Greek civilisation and democracy, while it also symbolises the beginning of western civilisation and stands as an icon of European culture. “The Parthenon has often been seen as the culminating point of ancient Greek architecture. Within that tradition, its proportions, its ornamentation and its optical refinements arguably represent the pinnacle achievement. Of course, what survives today is only a reflection of what the building would have been like in the fifth century BC, and some of its original features (such as the addition of colour) may surprise many today. Nonetheless, we can still appreciate its monumental grace,” says Dr Paspalas. The history of the Acropolis of Athens is long, with the period when democracy, philosophy and art flourished leading to its creation. Then there were the times when its best standing pieces were removed and shipped away from the city, dividing the monument in two. Today, the international community wants to reunite all of the Acropolis sculptures in Athens and restore both its physicality and meaning.According to Dr Paspalas, Parthenon’s historical significance can be divided into at least two strands. “Firstly, the temple and the themes of its sculptural ornamentation allow us to gain insights into fifth-century Athenian society; into the concerns of the people who built it. We are in the fortunate position of having a number of ancient texts which throw further light on the building process and the political (indeed geopolitical) context in which it was erected. “Secondly, the Parthenon, along with other ancient buildings, contributed in an inestimable way to the creation of various strands of Neo-Classical architecture in western and northern Europe and which was disseminated from there around the globe. Similar influence, of course was exercised by the temple’s sculptures. The building’s artistic impact in recent centuries has been immense.” Today, the Parthenon attracts millions of tourists every year, who troop up the path at the western end of the Acropolis, through the restored Propylaea and up the Panathenaic Way to the Parthenon. “When I am in Greece I live a few blocks away from the Acropolis. In all honesty I suspect that the vast majority of Greeks do not think about the Acropolis/Parthenon on a daily basis. However, they definitely see it as a symbol to rally around when needed, possibly as the most potent distillation of Greece and all things Greek. I suspect that Greeks in Australia think of it similarly (and possibly more often) − a motif which sums up so much of being Greek,” says 52-year-old Paspalas, who comes from the island of Kythera. Historian and writer John Julius Norwich wrote once that the temple “enjoys the reputation of being the most perfect Doric temple ever built. Even in antiquity, its architectural refinements were legendary, especially the subtle correspondence between the curvature of the stylobate, the taper of the naos walls and the entasis of the columns,” he added. In 1987, the monument was inscribed as a World Heritage Site (UNESCO, 1987). Uniquely, capturing the gravity of the Athenian Acropolis as a symbol, UNESCO recognises that “the Acropolis, the site of four of the greatest masterpieces of classical Greek art – the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum and the Temple of Athena Nike – can be seen as symbolising the idea of world heritage” (UNESCO, 2006). “As I am not an architect nor a mathematician I can’t comment authoritatively on the optical refinements, such as the curvature of the temple’s elements which make its lines look straight, but I would like to note that many architects and archaeologists that have examined these issues, have − on the basis of their results − praised the ancient designers and builders and I don’t have any reason whatsoever to disbelieve them. “The temple’s sculptures are sublime. The metopes mostly pictured various battles between Greeks and various foes, while the continuous relief which encircled the inner core showed a religious procession, more than likely the Athenians in their ‘Sunday best’. These works are truly magnificent. Even those carved by lesser masters are still exemplars which have inspired many generations of artists. The sculptors’ understanding of their subjects, principally the human body, is simply unrivalled. This knowledge and their technical skill were put to great effect and so produced these sculptural masterpieces,” explains Dr Paspalas. When an independent Greece gained control of Athens in 1832, the area became a historical precinct. Today it is controlled by the Greek government, which is also responsible for managing the most valuable piece of art in Greece and which often faces challenges such as the latest Gucci campaign proposal to conduct a fashion parade on the Acropolis, which caused a lot of controversy before it was somewhat unsurprisingly rejected. “Opinion on this issue is divided. I can see how many may have viewed the offer made by Gucci as disrespectful. I am sympathetic to the view that some distance should be maintained between symbols, in this case the Parthenon, in which peoples and nations have invested so much cultural importance on the one hand and the commercial world on the other,” says the acting director of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens. “I do, however, also acknowledge that times change and so do opinions. It is well known that in the early 1950s Christian Dior was allowed to shoot publicity shots on the Acropolis. Clearly, a different set of standards was taken into account recently in relation to Gucci’s proposal.”Dr Paspalas only has the highest praise for the Greek Ministry of Culture and everyone who has worked there since 1975 on the Acropolis conservation and restoration program. “It has been, and continues to be, a truly Herculean task, and the teams at work on the Acropolis have produced dazzling results. Not only have they preserved the buildings but the conservation process has also given them the opportunity to re-examine them and new details have been learnt about them. It is a pity that the work of these dedicated archaeologists, engineers, scientists, technicians and stonemasons, which has received international recognition among their peers, is so little recognised among the wider public. I am certain that they will continue taking care of the Acropolis monuments in this exemplary fashion.” So how do Greeks really feel about the country’s most iconic monument, and how much do they really appreciate it compared to the rest of the world? “I think most Greeks take the Parthenon as a given. It is there; it has always been there. Most, when they think of it, feel some pride in it, even though a critical observer could comment that it doesn’t really encapsulate all Greek history. Despite this, in times of need I am certain that the Parthenon is very close to the hearts of most Greeks. “The Parthenon is a monument around which they can all coalesce.”To see the full list of the 22 most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to people who build them for a living, visit www.businessinsider.com/worlds-most-beautiful-buildings-2016-12//?r=AU&I… For the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens see sydney.edu.au/arts/aaialast_img read more

Newmail un nouvel Hotmail basé sur linterface Metro

first_imgNewmail : un nouvel Hotmail basé sur l’interface Metro ?Microsoft serait en train de plancher activement sur une nouvelle version de sa messagerie Hotmail. Une mouture basée sur Metro, l’interface graphique de Windows 8, et qui pourrait s’appeler Newmail. C’est du moins ce que laissent penser des images publiées sur le web.Le géant de Redmond aurait-il pour projet de créer une nouvelle messagerie utilisant Metro, l’interface graphique de Windows 8, Windows Phone et de la Xbox ? La rumeur est lancée suite à une fuite de captures écrans dévoilées par le site LiveSide. Ces dernières montrent le design de Newmail, un service présenté comme “une expérience résolument moderne de l’e-mail”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Cette nouvelle interface affiche un design très sobre et épuré et devrait s’adapter automatiquement à la taille des écrans des divers terminaux. Un avantage certain pour les utilisateurs de tablettes tactiles et de smartphones. Les utilisateurs devraient également bénéficier d’une plus grande intégration des réseaux sociaux dans cette nouvelle messagerie, et même pouvoir accéder au service cloud de stockage et de partage de Microsoft, SkyDrive.Mais pour l’heure ce projet n’est encore qu’à l’état de rumeur, le géant de Redmond ne l’ayant pas confirmé, et arrive quelques jours après la mise en ligne de la Release Preview, version quasi-définitive de Windows 8. Les équipes de Microsoft ne sont pas les seules à préparer l’arrivée du tant attendu nouvel OS. Google a également planché sur le développement d’une mouture de son navigateur Chrome adaptée à l’interface Metro. Une version qui devrait très prochainement être dévoilée en bêta.Le 13 juin 2012 à 14:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Without planning theres no future in Italy Sacchi

first_imgThe legendary tactician believes that the only way for the Azzurri to get into the spotlight again is if the federation improves tooAfter Italy national team failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, alarms went off in the football system of the country.And now, with a new World Cup in sight, legendary coach Arrigo Sacchi spoke to Corriere Della Sera about what’s next for the country.“There was only one in Italy who tried to fix things alone and look how that ended. [Robrto] Mancini can do his bit, but as long as the Federation doesn’t improve, it won’t do any good,” he said.Sacchi 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…“Look at Germany and the project they put in place when they lost the 2006 World Cup at home. A broad, modern plan which bore fruit in 10 years.”“Without planning, there’s no future, only improvisation,” he added.“I ask you: when did we win everything? We know the answer to that when there were three foreigners [on each team] and all were champions.”“Before they had won nothing, here they matured. We helped them and they helped us. That’s progress,” he said.last_img read more

The reason Karim Benzema is such a misunderstood player

first_imgDespite having just reached an incredible milestone for Real Madrid, we will explain the reason Karim Benzema will forever have so many haters.As the people who have always enjoyed Karim Benzema’s game as a forward in European football celebrated his latest conquest, there will always be that unbearable hater who will never understand that the Frenchman is one of those players who is born once every generation.The Lyon product just surpassed the 200-goal barrier with his brace against Viktoria Plzen and this sparked a whole new debate about whether he is the right striker for Real Madrid or not, but Benzema will shut people’s mouths repeatedly until the day he retires because that’s what he does.The best way to understand the type of player that Karim Benzema really is, suffices with only stopping for a few seconds and watch the play from the first goal he scored in the Champions League.This dribbling skill is what sums up Karim in a nutshell, a player who can produce a moment of magic like this can get away with anything and should have credit for as many years as he wants.But if the critics that always come after Karim are so adamant on taking him down want stats, let’s look at the numbers and compare him to other great Real Madrid players who share a spot with him on the 200-Goal Club. 💬 @Benzema…More than 200 goals for @RealMadrid ✅Real Madrid’s fourth highest scorer in European competition ✅Highest-scoring French player in European competition ✅#RMUCL | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/kulft7nepV— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 8, 2018No need to talk about anybody else but Raul Gonzalez Blanco, one of Real Madrid’s most respected players and the second all-time top scorer behind Cristiano Ronaldo.During his 16 seasons for the club, Raul Gonzalez played a total of 741 matches and scored 323 goals during that time.Karim Benzema has already played 420 matches and scored 201 goals with the white shirt, this leaves the Frenchman with a 0.47 goal average against Raul’s 0.44.It may not be much but, Benzema has the better goal average compared to Raul and the foreigner somehow gets far more criticism from the press than the beloved Madrid ‘Angel’ ever got.In fact, Raul is arguably one of the most respected players from that institution and he didn’t win as many trophies as Benzema has won during his 9 seasons at the club.The best way that the striker can explain this hatred against him is by saying the following statement after the match against Viktoria Plzen: “When I go out on the field I don’t just want to score goals,” he said to Marca after the match.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I want to give assists, play, score goals… what a striker does. It’s always the same but I play football to make history and sometimes people don’t understand what I do on the pitch.”“But it doesn’t bother me anymore because I’m 30 years old, I have children and I don’t think about these things,” he concluded.🔝⚽ @Benzema200+ goals for @RealMadrid!#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/4pECO0WXky— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 7, 2018But we don’t really need to do much in order to change this negative energy directed at Karim Benzema, the solution has been in front of our noses this whole time.What Real Madrid needs to do in order to let this wonderful player be his own man, is to just change the number he wears on the back of his jersey.You are reading this correctly, if Karim Benzema didn’t have the number ‘9’ shirt and maybe another number like the ’11’ or ’10’, he wouldn’t get so much criticism for not scoring as many goals as a proper striker should.Karim gives so much more to the game than just goals, if the club brought another player like Harry Kane and give him that number, it would be very beneficial for everybody and Benzema would finally feel free to keep playing the gorgeous football he’s always shared with all of us.From the Ronaldo.com team, we urge Real Madrid to hear our request and remove the number ‘9’ shirt from Karim Benzema’s back. You can thank us later.5⃣ Goals4⃣ Goalscorers3⃣ Points2⃣ Champions League debuts1⃣ Fantastic performance!#RMUCL | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/Bpeo2q3x4z— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 7, 2018Why do you thin Karim Benzema gets criticized so much despite being one of the best footballers in the world? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Crime not Political Communities must help

first_img New Gun Crimes unit under construction, says TCI Police Commissioner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Editorial: Stop Likin’ Man! Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #SeeSomethingSaySomething Car-jacking, armed robberies, TCI Police hands full with new gun crimes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 7, 2017 – The TCI Government came in late but did last night address the crime reports from the weekend which included armed robbery, house break-ins and the shooting of a former Government leader.Acting Premier, Sean Astwood said police patrols have been beefed up, that residents now more than ever must establish crime watch in their communities and reminded that crime is not political.  Minister Astwood, who heads Border Control and is on deck while Premier Sharlene Robinson is at meetings in London with UK Foreign Minister, Baroness Anelay divulged that in a matter of weeks, the PDM’s 12 point plan to curb crime will be activated.   “We have already begun to make representation in the National Security Council and will hold meetings for a pointed dialogue as promised (through a Task Force) in the Throne Speech.” A task force is what at least one resident told Magnetic Media she wants to see, following that comment from Edith Skippings, others wrote to say they believe outside forces need to come in – from Jamaica, from the United States, from Scotland Yard in the UK and from The Bahamas.Edith Skippings believes Police are too cozy with the residents; outsiders need to do the job.  “I think maybe we need to reach out to the Bahamas and recruit a few Police Officers from there for the time being to come over and help and clean up this situation, to put this situation under control, and show the people that are causing all this crime and sadness here in the Turks and Caicos that we mean business.” Minister Astwood in that media statement points out ways the Community can help; Parents ensuring your children are on curfews and its back to that popular slogan, if you ‘see something, say something’… information to Police is vital in solving crime and getting criminals off the streets.#MagneticMediaNews #SeeSomethingSaySomething Recommended for youlast_img read more

With major reservations Murray votes for tax package

first_imgBoth of Washington’s U.S. senators voted for President Obama’s $858 billion tax package Wednesday, but U.S. Sen. Patty Murray vowed to work for the massive bill’s repeal “as soon as possible.”Murray, newly appointed chairwoman of the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee for the 2012 elections, called the bill President Obama negotiated with Senate and House Republicans “irresponsible, selfish, and wrong.”“While Democrats offered plans to extend middle-class tax cuts for more than 98 percent of all Americans,” Republican congressional leaders refused to support those plans, she said.“Quite simply, they were willing to play a massive game of chicken with the American people and let all the tax cuts expire unless they got billions of dollars to funnel back to their wealthy corporate backers,” Murray said in a fund-raising missive sent shortly after the Senate passed the tax package on an 81-19 vote.“At the end of the day, I voted for this tax package to protect middle-class families from a tax hike while extending unemployment benefits for 13 months, continuing the sales tax deduction, cutting payroll taxes, and doing everything we can to create jobs,” she said. “But it came at tremendous cost.”last_img read more

PV Sindhu has become pride of nation KCR

first_imgHyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Wednesday said that by winning the World Badminton Championship, PV Sindhu became a pride of the country. The Chief Minister assured that the government would make all arrangements for Sindhu’s preparations to take part in tournaments in future. He said Hyderabad has become a platform to prepare sportspersons to compete in the international tournaments. Sindhu accompanied by her parents and coach P Gopichand met the Chief Minister at Pragathi Bhavan here. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us The world champion showed the Chief Minister her gold medal. She also presented two Shuttle Racquets to the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister felicitated Sindhu with shawl and a flower bouquet. “PV Sindhu enhanced the nation’s prestige. Gopichand gave good coaching. Now Hyderabad is becoming a platform to train international winners. This is a welcome development. Sindhu should take part in many more tournaments; she should go for the Olympics. The State government is ready to extend all support and arrangements to her to get prepared to participate in the tournaments in future,” the Chief Minister said.last_img read more

Demi Rose posts teases fans with a sulry robe pic Photo

first_imgDemi Rose Official Instagram (demirosemawby)Demi Rose sure knows how to turn up the heat. The model teased fans with a sultry shot of herself in a white robe. Peeking from underneath the robe were hints of her ample assets that she is not shy about flaunting.In the caption, she wrote: ‘Loving Tunisia so far’ followed by a smiley face emoji.Demi has quite the number of fans on Instagram. She has a following of about 8.9 million people. Her Kylie Jenner looks aside, another reason Demi shot to fame was that she was linked to the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s ex Tyga. That exposure has gained Demi a huge following on social media, especially Instagram where she is known to display her incredible curves in a number of risque ensembles.  Instagram/Demi RoseSpeaking to MailOnline in an exclusive chat in September, Demi said: “I try to keep as healthy as I can. With travelling, it’s hard to work out, I travel across the world but try to keep my routine…Everyone says I’m the healthiest person they know. The fattiest thing I will ever eat is nuts and peanut butter.”Demi Rose sure keeps busy on social media, working hard to make a name for herself apart from being the Kylie Jenner lookalike or Tyga’s ex. The teasing pic will sure have fans in a frenzy.Speaking to The Sun, she revealed: “Movies have always been a passion of mine since I went to stage school. But another ambition is to become a Bond Girl, as I love the style and glamour of those films.” You can check out the pic here:  Demi RoseDemi Rose Official Instagram (demirosemawby)last_img read more