Another ‘bandit queen’ rises from Chambal’s ravines

first_imgAfter Phoolan Devi, another woman bandit leader is ruling the ravines of Chambal. Sadhna Patel (30), born in a village in Uttar Pradesh, is turning out to be another notorious outlaw from the Chambal region, spread across three States — Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.In the last few weeks, the gang led by Sadhna Jiji (a colloquial term for sister) has been involved in several incidents of kidnapping, extortion, and armed robbery, prompting the Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district police to announce a reward of₹10,000 on her head. “We decided to announce the reward after a case of abduction was registered against Sadhna Patel at Nayagaon police station,” said Santosh Gaur, SP, Satna.Sadhna and her gang members have been booked under IPC sections 364A, 342, 324, 149, 120B, section 25-27 of Arms Act and section 11(13) of Madhya Pradesh Anti-Dacoity Act, said a police officer. The bandit and her gang started operating in Madhya Pradesh only recently. Earlier, she was active in the ravines of Uttar Pradesh.Sadhna had joined the bandits as a member, but after the head of the gang was killed, she rose to become the leader herself, said the officer. Being a local, Sadhna is well aware of the uneven ravines of the Chambal valley. She has managed to evade arrest by slipping into remote hideouts and crossing the State border after committing a crime.Recently, the bandit and her gang members were forced to release a landowner’s son they had kidnapped for ransom after the police started closing in on them, the officer said.Madhya Pradesh’s Morena and Gwalior districts and Budelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh have produced the maximum number of dacoits in north-central India in the last five decades.Among the most popular dacoits from the region is late Phoolan Devi, also known as ‘Bandit Queen’. Phoolan became the symbol of rebellion in Chambal when she allegedly massacred 20 upper caste men in Uttar Pradesh’s Behmai in February 1981, to avenge her gang rape at the hands of the Thakurs in the village.After spending two years in hiding, she and her gang members surrendered before the Madhya Pradesh government in February 1983.She never faced any trial for the Behmai massacre and was released after spending 11 years in Gwalior Central Jail. She later joined the Samajwadi Party and was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1996.last_img read more

Asiad is Sania’s next stop after Games silver

first_imgThe enthusiasm of her home fans at the Commonwealth Games has served as a catalyst for Sania Mirza, who has set her sights firmly at the Asian Games next month but wants to finish a notch higher than what she achieved in Delhi.Sania lost a hard-fought battle against Australian Anastasia Rodniova in the final of the women’s singles that earned her a silver medal. The loss, though, has made the Indian tennis ace more determined for success at the Asian Games where she will once again represent the country.”I did lose the gold but when I look back, I don’t see anything that I could have done differently in the final set,” Sania, who lost to Rodniova 3-6, 6-2, 6-7(7-3) in a thrilling final on Saturday, said.”After the Games, my next stop is the Asian Games and these were the two events that were on my priority list at the start of this year. I gave my 100 per cent in the final set but things didn’t go my way. Hopefully, at the Asian Games I will do better,” she added.The Hyderabadi star said that with a full house at the RK Khanna Stadium rooting for her, all the pressure turned into a motivation that allowed her to comeback from a set down.”The pressure is always there and I have been in the spotlight since the last 5-6 years. I could feel the energy of the thousands of fans and perhaps that is why I managed to comeback from the first set deficit,” Sania said.advertisementThe tennis ace, whose career has been dogged by injuries, was also pleased with her current form and said: “It is tough when you can’t play for five of the nine months that you have to play in a year.But right now my body and wrist are fine. I feel a few more matches will make me absolutely match-fit and I am heading in the right direction.” At 23, Sania is good enough to play for more years but she believes more youngsters need to come up.”It’s unfortunate Nirupama (Sanjeev) had to come out of retirement to play at the Games. At this time, Poojashree is the only women’s singles player of some promise. I can’t play forever, nor can Leander (Paes) and Mahesh (Bhupathi).I hope someone comes up soon and makes it to the top level,” Sania, who was once ranked 27 at the WTA charts, said. She added: “Of course, the Indian men are heading in the right direction with Somdev (Devvarman) and Rohan (Bopanna) leading the way.”last_img read more

Redmi 7A may launch alongside Redmi K20 series: All we know about Xiaomi’s entry-level phone

first_imgXiaomi sub-brand Redmi has confirmed the launch date of the Redmi K20 series. The two Redmi flagships aka Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro will launch in China on May 28. Following China, the Redmi K20 with Snapdragon 855 will come to India very soon. A new report now reveals that there’s another device that will launch alongside the Redmi K20 series. The third Redmi phone is expected to be a cheaper one. This suggests that the third phone launching alongside the Redmi K20 series could be the Redmi 6A successor aka Redmi 7A.This bit of information comes from tipster Ishan Agarwal. He took to Twitter to talk about the coming of a cheaper Xiaomi Redmi phone. In the tweet, he said, “Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are not the only devices launching soon in China. There is a budget Redmi coming soon as well…” Although the tipster didn’t reveal the name of the cheaper Redmi phone, we believe it to be the Redmi 7A for two reasons.One: The Redmi 7A is the only phone that’s left to be launched in the Redmi 7 series. The company recently launched the Redmi 7. Two: The Redmi 7A made its way to TENAA benchmarking site with almost all the key specs. Let’s take a quick look at what the benchmark listing revealed about the Redmi 7A.–The TENAA listing reveals that the Redmi 7A will come with a 5.45-inch display with thick bezels. –This means the phone may not sport Dot Drop Notch display. –In the listing the phone is listed with screen resolution of 720×1440 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. –The benchmark listing reveals that the Redmi 7A will be powered by 1.4GHz octa-core processor–The phone is said to come in three variants — 2GB RAM/16GB storage, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.–The listing shows the phone with dual-SIM slots –It runs on Android Pie-based MIUI 10–On the camera front the Redmi 7A is listed with a 13-megapixel sensor at the back. –On the front, it is tipped to include an 8-megapixel sensor. –The listing shows the Redmi 7A with a 3,900mAh battery, 3.5mm headphone jack. –There may not be face unlock or fingerprint sensor on the Redmi 7A.advertisementAs of now, there are no reports on whether the Redmi 7A will head to India or not. However, considering the past track records, we believe the Redmi 7A will come to India soon. As the Redmi 7A will replace the Redmi 6A in the market the phone is expected to be priced between Rs 5,000 and Rs 6,000. The price of the Redmi 7A could be in the Rs 5,000 – Rs 6,000 price segment because the Redmi 7 costs Rs 7,999. So, Xiaomi will try to keep Rs 2,000 price difference. Currently, Xiaomi is gearing up to bring Redmo K20 and Snapdragon 730 powered Mi phone could be the Mi A3.ALSO READ | Honor 20 series launch set for today: Expected specs and livestream detailsALSO READ | US delays Huawei ban for 90 days, founder says company has made preparationsALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 to be discontinued in India soon, will be replaced by Redmi Note 7Slast_img read more

Guardiola plans rest for Man City

first_imgManchester City Nobody in Manchester! – Guardiola planning rest for City Matthew Scott 01:30 2/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Guardiola - cropped Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Burnley v Manchester City Burnley Guardiola Vincent Kompany says Manchester City “ran out of steam” against Burnley and his manager hopes a three-day break will refresh them Manchester City will enjoy a three-day break to recharge their batteries after a sapping 1-1 draw at Burnley on Saturday.City captain Vincent Kompany said Pep Guardiola’s side “ran out of steam” after Johann Gudmundsson struck in the 83rd-minute to snatch a point.The Premier League leaders had gone ahead through Danilo’s long-range beauty and saw several chances to consolidate their lead pass by, none more gilt-edged than a Raheem Sterling miss from barely a yard out. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player City remain in the hunt for silverware on four fronts this season, having progressed to the EFL Cup final and through the last-16 in the FA Cup and Champions League, with Guardiola using a rare free week to relax.He told a news conference: “Time off for everybody, officials, doctors, nobody in Manchester! “If a game is in three days we’re going to play in three days but we have until the next Saturday [when they host Leicester City].”We’ll have three training sessions before Leicester and Basel and I think it’s good for everybody to rest a bit because we’ve had, since August, just one midweek off.”So, we have a lot of games and the way we played today… I decide to give [everyone] three days off.”#bfcvcity— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 3, 2018Guardiola expects defender John Stones to be one player to benefit from the time off, the England defender having missed City’s last two games.”He had a problem in the knee,” Guardiola explained. “I prefer to rest to recover because the last period before the last game he was sick but before that he had a little pain in the knee.”I decided we had Vincent come back and Aymeric Laporte is already here, so I decided not to use him today to recover.”These 10 days [he can use] to come back better. He should be good for Leicester and Basel and the next games.”  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Province Hosts First Career Fair

first_imgThe Government of Nova Scotia will showcase the public service as an employer to younger workers at its first career fair today, Oct. 2 from 10 3 p.m. University and community college students are expected to browse about 25 exhibitors from different departments and offices at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, in Halifax. “We are committed to attracting and retaining younger workers,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “This career fair gives us the chance to show younger workers that our public service has a variety of great opportunities.” In 2015, government made a concerted effort to start hiring more younger workers in entry-level positions and removed barriers like unnecessary experience requirements in job postings. Last fiscal year, almost 40 per cent of all those hired or rehired in the public service have been 35 or younger. In addition to hiring younger workers on a permanent basis, the province also supports co-op, apprenticeship, internship and summer opportunities for students, hiring nearly 300 students since January. “We’re thrilled to host our first-ever career fair and hope to grow the event and hold it every year,” said Public Service Commission Minister Tony Ince. “Landing that first job is a crucial step in keeping young, talented people in Nova Scotia.” There are positions for younger workers around the province in a wide range of sectors from research and communications, business and community development, technology, agriculture and engineering. “As a younger worker, there are many reasons why I love working for the province,” said Margaret Schwartz, Program Outreach Co-ordinator for Labour and Advanced Education. “I have access to great role models and mentors, and I appreciate the resources that allow me to continuously learn and grow professionally.” To apply for a job with the province, go to .last_img read more

Woman molested in Metro

first_imgKolkata: A 25-year-old youth was detained for allegedly molesting a 24-year-old woman while she was travelling on Kolkata Metro train on Tuesday. He was released after the woman refused to go to the local police station and lodge a complaint.According to sources, the woman boarded the Metro train at Masterda Surya Sen station and was going to Rabindra Sadan. Around 8.30 am, she dialed Metro Railway’s Women Helpline Number — 9007041908 — and informed the officials that a youth was misbehaving with her. While the woman deboarded the train at Netaji Bhavan station, the on-duty RPF staff nabbed the youth. Both the woman and the youth were brought to the station master’s office. However, the woman refused to go to the local police station and lodge a complaint. The youth was released after taking a declaration from him.last_img read more

Sarah Polley The Men You Meet Making Movies

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook One day, when I was 19 years old, I was in the middle of a photo shoot for a Miramax film when I was suddenly told it was time to leave. I was wearing a little black dress, showing a lot of cleavage, lying seductively on my side and looking slyly at the camera. The part I had played in the movie, “Guinevere,” could not have been more removed from this pose. My character was an awkward girl, bumbling, in fact, who wore sweatshirts and jeans, and had little sense of her sexual power. But this was how they were going to sell the movie, and at a certain point, I was tired of being a problem, which is how a female actor is invariably treated whenever she points out that she is being objectified or not respected.I was pulled out of the photo shoot abruptly. The publicist said that we needed to be in Harvey Weinstein’s office in 20 minutes.“Are we done here?” I asked. “No” was the answer. “But Harvey wants you there now.” Advertisement Advertisement In the taxi, the publicist looked at me and said: “I’m going in with you. And I’m not leaving your side.” I knew everything I needed to know in that moment, and I was grateful.When I got there, Mr. Weinstein wasted no time. He told me, in front of the publicist and a co-worker beside him, that a famous star, a few years my senior, had once sat across from him in the chair I was in now. Because of his “very close relationship” with this actress, she had gone on to play leading roles and win awards. If he and I had that kind of “close relationship,” I could have a similar career. “That’s how it works,” I remember him telling me. The implication wasn’t subtle. I replied that I wasn’t very ambitious or interested in acting, which was true. He then asked me about my political activism and went on to recast himself as a left-wing activist, which was among the funniest things I’d ever heard.READ MOREcenter_img Login/Register With: Sarah Polley (right) making her documentary “Stories We Tell.” Credit Ken Woroner/Roadside Attractions Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more


first_imgA Canadian artist is building a massive wall of rotting cheese along the border between the U.S. and Mexico.Montreal-born Cosimo Cavallaro said the work was something he wanted to do for a long time but never had the right context for, until U.S. President Donald Trump began to make an issue of the border wall.But unlike Swiss cheese, there are no holes in this wall. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: Cosimo Cavallarolast_img

MR approved Tamaras transfer

She will be removed from the Geneva post in July despite expressing strong wishes to stay in the job.Kunanayakam had been in the post just nine months and her removal means Sri Lanka will have had four Geneva ambassadors in the space of three years. The transfer was decreed by the president on the recommendation of the Minister of External Affairs, he said. Amunugama insisted that her nine-month stay in the post and reappointment to her previous position were completely routine and had nothing to do with the Geneva human rights vote. Meanwhile journalist D.B.S. Jeyaraj said in his blog that Ambassador Kunanayakam was sent an official facsimile message from External Affairs Ministry Secretary Amunugama dated May 7th 2012 which informed her that she was being given notice of transfer as Ambassador to Cuba and that she should take up duties in Havana with effect from July 1st 2012.The External Affairs Ministry Secretary has also stated in the fax that Kunanayakam was being transferred from Geneva to Havana on the instructions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Jeyaraj said. (Colombo Gazette) President Mahinda Rajapaksa had approved the transfer of Tamara Kunanayakam as Ambassador to Cuba from Geneva, External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatilaka Amunugama told the BBC.“It’s not a question of someone being happy or unhappy but having the best people for the right places,” Karunatilaka said. read more

Wenco automated Fuel Dispatch system streamlines production at Sierra Gorda

first_imgOn May 8, at the CIM Convention 2018, which is being attended by IM, Wenco representative Carr Stepperud will discuss the results of a study undertaken in conjunction with Sierra Gorda copper mine and detailed in the paper Increasing productivity and conserving person-hours through automated fuel dispatching at Sierra Gorda. This study demonstrated that use of Wenco’s fuel dispatching system contributed to additional operating hours at the mine, a 10% reduction in fueling wait times, and redeployment of a full-time fuelling dispatcher.The Wenco fuel dispatching system serves to streamline the haul truck fuelling process at mines, extracting previously unrealised value in the process. Using mine operational data, the system determines equipment’s need for fuel, then assigns units to the available fuel location that will return it to production with greatest efficiency. Effective use of this system has proven to extend time between fueling over 30%, returning hundreds of additional operating hours each year.Sierra Gorda copper mine began using Wenco Fuel Dispatch in December 2015. By automating its fueling, the mine increased its average fill volumes from 3,400 litres to 3,900 litres per fuel session, allowing each truck to stay in production an average of 1.92 hours longer before needing to refuel. By automatically dispatching units to available fuel locations, fueling queue times at Sierra Gorda also reduced by 10%. Furthermore, the system’s ease of use allowed Sierra Gorda to shift its full-time fuelling dispatcher to other duties, conserving approximately 2,000 person-hours in its first year. Ultimately, this study shows that use of the Wenco automated fuel dispatching system has the potential to extract significant value from the standard haul truck fueling process.“Undoubtedly, fuel management is very important in any large-scale mining operation,” says Miguel Caceres, Senior Dispatch Engineer at Sierra Gorda copper mine. “Here at [Sierra Gorda], we are talking about daily movements above 530,000 t… Whatever is done in terms of time savings and/or optimisation of them, it is worth [it] and still more without needing to invest large sums of money in sensors, attached systems, etc.”last_img read more

DRA Wardell Armstrong and The Mineral Corporation get key PEA appointments for

first_imgPlateau Energy Metals Inc recently announce the advancement of the company’s Falchani lithium project with the appointment of lead engineer and consultants for the Falchani Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA). Highlights are as follows:DRA Global, appointed lead consultant for the PEA, is actively developing and constructing lithium projects globally and, as the lead Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) firm, brings significant depth in lithium process engineering to the project.Wardell Armstrong, appointed as lead for mine planning, scheduling and optimization for the PEA.The Mineral Corporation, appointed as independent mineral resource estimator, having completed the maiden Falchani mineral resource estimate and leading the updated mineral resource estimate planned for later in Q1 2019.“DRA Global, Wardell Armstrong and The Mineral Corporation, working alongside our internal team, bring some very current lithium project experience and processing depth,” Alex Holmes, CEO of Plateau, commented. “We have discovered, delineated and metallurgically advanced a significant new lithium project in a short period of time, and it is now critical to support our project advancement with a project team that has lithium processing bench strength and the know-how to scope out a robust project that can meet the stringent battery grade lithium product specifications of end-users.”The PEA is estimated to take approximately six months from initiation. DRA Global, as part of the PEA process, will work with ANSTO Minerals, Plateau’s metallurgical consultant, in completing a techno-economic concept level trade-off study of alternative processing routes prior to determining the most viable route(s) to be utilised in the PEA. It is anticipated preliminary results from ANSTO’s work will be completed in February 2019, followed by a series of optimization programs working in collaboration with Plateau and its project team.DRA Global, as the lead consultant, is a diversified global engineering, project delivery and operations management group, with an impressive track record spanning more than three decades. “The organisation is known for its collaborative approach and extensive experience in project origination and delivery, as well as turnkey operations and maintenance services. DRA, through its wholly owned subsidiary DRA Met-Chem, based in Montreal, as well as their regional offices in Perth and Cape Town, possess significant lithium process and metallurgical experts who are able to identify and develop the process requirements, through flowsheet development to the selection of process equipment, in order to minimise costs and ensure overall plant efficiency.”DRA has recently been involved in a number of lithium projects from Preliminary Economic Assessment to Feasibility Study and EPCM for in-construction/expansion projects, including the recent Feasibility Study for Nemaska Lithium’s Whabouchi Mine and Hydromet plant in Shawinigan and is currently EPCM for the concentrator at Whabouchi.Wardell Armstrong, as lead on mine planning, scheduling and optimisation, is a full-service technical mining consultancy with global expertise in the whole mine life cycle.  Wardell Armstrong has been at the forefront of several strategic metals mining projects that are part of the electric vehicle revolution. Wardell Armstrong has professionally qualified and experienced industry specialists including mining engineering, rock mechanics, and financial evaluation with a proven record of delivering scoping, Preliminary Economic Assessments and feasibility level studies.Wardell Armstrong has been involved in multiple LSE main board and AIM listings as well as NI 43-101 Technical Reports in line with the TSX and Competent Person’s Reports in line with the ASX. Wardell Armstrong has acted on behalf of numerous lithium exploration and producing companies in geological, mining, and mineral processing activities.The Mineral Corporation, as lead independent mineral resource estimator, was established in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997 and is home to a well-informed, globally-focused corporate and technical advisory team of mining sector professionals. They have expertise in mineral exploration, geology, mineral resource estimation, mining engineering and development, mineral processing, mining infrastructure, sustainability, statutory compliance, mineral asset valuation and techno-economic modelling.last_img read more

Tobias Reichmann to join Vive Targi Kielce in season 201415

Vive Targi Kielce has announced a great signing for the season 2014/15. Tobias Reichmann, German national team player and current HSG Wetzlar player, will join the Polish team from the season 2014/15. In the upcoming 2013/14 season he will continue in HSG Wetzlar. Vive Kielce has binded the player for three seasons. Vive Kielce president Bertus Servaas has also announced that the team remain unchanged in the upcoming season, and no one is to leave the club.Winger Reichmann (25) has also also played for LHC Cottbus, SC Magdeburg and THW Kiel before joining HSG Wetzlar. KielcereichmannservaasTHW Kieltobias reichmannvive kielcewetzlar ← Previous Story Kresimir Kozina joins HC Alpla Hard Next Story → Serbs between Vranjes and Matic – New NT head coach until end of the week

Man arrested after crashing car into gates of British Embassy in Dublin

first_imgMan arrested after crashing car into gates of British Embassy in Dublin It is understood the man chanted an anti-British slogan as he exited the car prior to his arrest. Sunday 10 Jun 2018, 12:35 PM Short URL Share14 Tweet Email1 The entrance to the British embassy in Donnybrook Image: Google Maps 91 Comments Image: Google Mapscenter_img Jun 10th 2018, 12:36 PM The entrance to the British embassy in Donnybrook 47,741 Views A MAN IN his 30s was arrested by gardaí last night after he crashed his car into the gates of the British Embassy on Merrion Road in Dublin.In a statement, gardaí said that the incident occurred around 9pm, and caused minor damage to the understands that the man shouted an anti-British slogan as he exited the car prior to his arrest.It is also believed the man is a dissident republican, who is a known associate of dissidents based in north Dublin.Gardaí added: “The male (32) is currently being detained at Donnybrook Garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended for Criminal Damage.”With reporting from Garreth MacNamee By Sean Murray Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Fertility specialist Dr Pantos awarded for strengthening ties between Greece and Australia

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram World-renowned fertility specialist Dr Konstantinos Pantos has been recognised by the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) for his impressive work.GCM President Bill Papastergiadis and President of the Hellenic Medical Society of Australia (HMSA) Associate Professor Marinis Pirpiris awarded the doctor a commendation for his efforts in furthering the intellectual and trade exchange between Greece and Australia.Dr Pantos commenced his schooling in Melbourne and returned to Greece to graduate in Medicine from the University of Athens. He then returned to Melbourne to study fertility medicine at the Royal Women’s Hospital before returning to Greece, where he became one of the first in the world to offer blastocyst culture and blastocyst transfer, and helped pioneer blastocyst biopsy and preimplantation genetics.The founder and scientific director of Genesis Athens Clinic, one of Europe’s largest provider of fertility services, Dr Pantos has made parenthood a reality for many couples from all around the world, including many Greek Australians.He has established IVF units in different regions of Greece including Volos, Ioannina and Patra, and more recently established a unit in Romania.A member of various European Society randomised trials, Dr Pantos is extensively published and has been recognised with the inclusion of his pioneering work in the IVF’s history of milestones.Meanwhile, more recently he has also found time to work with the Greek Government together with Dr George Patoulis to boost Greece’s medical tourism sector highlighting the country’s specialised doctors and state of the art medical facilities. The success of the strategy was evident in the wealth of Greek specialists who visited Melbourne for the Health Tourism in Greece Conference hosted by the GCM in 2017.Dr Pantos continues to work towards strengthening the ties and networks between Australia and Greece, having recently developed an e-learning educational program for medical graduates and scientists, which he is in the process of accrediting with various health authorities.Aside from being an opportunity to recognise Dr Pantos’ work, the ceremony was also a chance to mark the commencement of two programs for further medical education in Greece.Mr Papastergiadis and Assoc. Prof. Pirpiris supported the development of undergraduate medical electives in Greece, which would see medical students from Australia spending time with renowned Greek specialists in both the public and private domains.Assoc. Prof. Pirpiris also proposed a postgraduate travelling fellowship program, where Australia’s leading young medical specialists as well as those from the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada spend a period of time travelling through Greece’s institutions of medical learning, while sharing and discussing their research, thereby facilitating the formation of life-long friendships and networks.“The Greek Community of Melbourne is proud to work with Dr Pantos to strengthen the ties between Greece and Australia,” said Mr Papastergiadis.“These initiatives are an important part of demonstrating ‘real relationships’ between the two countries. Hopefully this initiative is only the first part of a larger program.”The GCM President also highlighted the important role the initiative plays directly against the brain drain that Greece has experienced in recent times.“Over 4,000 Greek doctors have left Greece to work abroad. Developing programs that enhance medical functions within Greece will help stem this exodus,” he said.last_img read more

Le classement Apple des meilleures applications 2011

first_imgLe classement Apple des meilleures applications 2011Il est possible de consulter sur l’Apple Store Rewind, un classement par année des meilleurs logiciels et jeux disponibles sur l’Apple Store. Découvrez avec nous les 4 lauréats de l’année 2011, toutes catégories confondues…L’Apple Store Rewind 2011 se compose de 21 catégories incluant chacune un Top 10 avec la meilleure applications gratuites, la meilleure payante et ainsi de suite. Ces applications sont donc disponibles sur les produits de la marque à la pomme, les iPhone et les iPad.Pour les poids lourds de cette année, le verdict est tombé: sur iPhone, l’application de l’année se nomme Instagram. Gratuit, ce logiciel qui compte plus de 11 millions d’utilisateurs, permet notamment d’ajouter des effets aux photos faites avec l’iPhone. Toujours sur le smartphone, le jeu de l’année 2011 est Tiny Wings. L’objectif de ce jeu (vendu 0.79 euros) est d’aider un oiseau à voler plus haut en rebondissant sur les collines qui l’entoure (comme quoil’idée de base peut être saugrenue…).Pour l’iPad, la fameuse tablette d’Apple, l’application de l’année est djay, une table de mixage virtuelle pour les David Guetta en herbe (son prix est tout de même de 7,99 euros). Quant au jeu de l’année, il s’agit de Contre Jour HD. Ce puzzle game, aux graphismes en “noir et blanc” hors du commun, coûte 2,39 euros.Alors, si vous étiez passés à côtés de ces hits cette année, c’est l’occasion de rattraper le temps perdu.Le 18 décembre 2011 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Peter Capaldi Announces Doctor Who Departure

first_imgStay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi on Monday announced plans to leave the Tardis—and Doctor Who—this Christmas.In conversation with BBC Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley, the Scottish actor revealed the now-filming 10th season will “be my last.”“This will be the end for me,” Capaldi said, praising the long-running British sci-fi drama. “I feel sad. I love Doctor Who. It’s a fantastic program to work on.”Best known for his role as profanity-spouting spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in the BBC’s The Thick of It, Capaldi was cast in 2013 as the Doctor; his first appearance was a cameo in the 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor,” before appearing in the 2013 Christmas special “The Time of the Doctor.”center_img Profoundly sad that the wonderful Peter Capaldi is leaving at the end of the year. But he is – and always will be – a great Doctor Who.— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) January 30, 2017“It’s been a huge pleasure to work with a family,” he told Whiley of the show’s cast and crew. “I can’t praise the people I work with more highly.”But, according to the actor, writer, and director, it’s “time for me to move on to different challenges,” he said, reminding listeners that “I’m still there; I’m still [the Doctor] for a long time.”For 327 more days, to be exact.: The 2017 Christmas special—an annual tradition since the show’s revival in 2005—will see the regeneration of the Doctor into its 14th reincarnation (if you include TV-movie Doctor Paul McGann).Who will materialize out of that fiery rebirth, however, remains to be seen. UK bookmaker William Hill has its money on Olivia Colman, James Norton, and Reece Shearsmith—all of whom have played supporting roles on Doctor Who since 2010. (Then again, so did Capaldi—in 2008’s “The Fires of Pompeii.”)Other early favorites include Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd), Ben Whishaw (Daniel Craig’s Bond films), Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels), and Rory Kinnear (also Craig’s Bond films).I’d pay the BBC to cast Colman (The Night Manager, UK Broadchurch), Hayley Atwell (Captain America’s best gal Peggy Carter), or Sandi Toksvig (QI). But also support predictions of Wishaw, Russell Tovey, Ruth Negga, Miranda Hart, Domhnall Gleeson, Gemma Arterton, and David Harewood.“It would feel like a snub at this point” not to cast a woman, beloved companion Rose Tyler Billie Piper told the BBC this week. “I think that would be great. Given the spirit of the world at the moment, I think that would be timely.”Can we all just put aside our assumptions of bias, however, and assume that the next Doctor will not automatically be any ol’ actor from current showrunner Steven Moffat’s Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott, and Lara Pulver are running varied odds) or imminent showrunner Chris Chibnall’s Broadchurch (which, of course, stars David “10th Doctor” Tennant and Arthur “I’m not Rory Williams anymore” Darvill).“I want to move on to other challenges, but there will never be anything that’s been more special to me,” Capaldi told Whiley this week, expressing sadness and privilege for his role on the iconic show—of which he is a lifelong fan.“My everlasting memory will be of the affection that people feel for the character,” he added. “To be the center of that, to be the focus of that is extraordinary.”In the meantime, as Moffat pointed out, “it’s a long way from over.”“Peter’s amazing, fiery, turbulent Doctor is still fighting the good fight, and his greatest adventures are yet to come,” the producer said in a statement published by Doctor Who TV. “Monsters of the universe, be on your guard—Capaldi’s not done with you yet!”The 10th series of Doctor Who is scheduled to return to BBC and BBC America on April 15 (a day after Peter Capaldi’s 59th birthday) with the Doctor’s newest companion, Bill (played by newcomer Pearl Mackey).last_img read more

Hubbles Successor Is Almost Ready to Go

first_imgIf all goes well, in 2018, the James Webb Telescope will make a one million mile trek to the second Lagrange point — one of five gravitationally stable where the pull from the Earth and Sun are roughly equal relative to each other. Once there it’ll begin deploying a sunshield to further protect the telescopes sensors from the sun’s interference. Sometime later we should start getting regular super-high resolution pictures of the oldest things in our universe.You might have noticed that I’ve been saying things like “should” a bunch. The reality is that space travel is risky and it doesn’t always work out. The Hubble, for example, had a rather famous defect with its main mirror. Thankfully, because it was close to Earth, we were able to fix the problem in short order. If James Webb encounters a problem, though, it’ll be many times farther than any human’s ever been from Earth. We wouldn’t even have a craft capable of fixing the telescope for years. Plus James Webb cost $9 billion. So it’s really, REALLY important we get this right.If we do though, and if all goes as planned we’ll not only be able to peer back into the earliest moments of our universe but determine the chemical composition of planets around nearby stars. All those maybe Earths we keep finding? We could potentially tell if some of them have life or at least could really support it. Here’s hoping it all goes well. Hubble is one of the most important telescopes in history. It showed us so much of the universe around us and has been credited with keeping the public’s imagination about space alive — and peppering basically all media since with sprawling nebulae. But space telescope is almost 30 years old at this point. It’s had a good run, but it’s about time we made some upgrades. That’s the idea behind the forthcoming James Webb Telescope.NASA released the photo above this week. It shows the completed mirror assembly for the massive telescope. It uses 18 smaller, precisely calibrated hexagonal dishes to complete the main mirror body. This amounts to a 6.5-meter dish that can collect a tremendous amount of light which will allow astronomers to see fainter objects further back in time than ever before.The telescope is still under construction, but this week marks an important milestone. The body of the telescope is now complete, and it will now be moved from the Goddard Flight Center in Maryland to Houston. There it’ll be carefully examined and screened to make sure it’s ready for space.When all that’s set, the final satellite will be transported to French Guinea to launch from the European Space Agency’s spaceport there. The position is ideal because rockets deployed from near the equator get an effective push thanks to the Earth’s rotation.last_img read more

Family friends attend emotional funeral mass for Jose Fernandez

first_imgAlso speaking was Fernandez’s agent, Scott Boras, who has been emotional since he arrived to Miami, Monday. During interviews, Boras has had trouble speaking, as he was overcome with emotion and tears.During his eulogy he fought back tears as he praised Fernandez. “Oh, he had unbelievable ability – that smile opened the door to him. A beacon of light,” he said, as he choked up. “His two most passionate places were on the water and on the mound. Both represented his rights and freedom he most coveted. Ironically, the waters that brought Jose to us are the same waters that took him to a new freedom… This guy called me elated, ‘Soy libre, como usted!’ He screamed on the phone. ‘Free like you.’ I said, ‘No you’re different. You’re so different. I was born to the privilege of this great country. You had to fight and risk your life to get here.’”Boras has spent a lot of time with Fernandez’s grandmother and mother since his passing. He said that Jose told him once, his proudest moment was being able to buy his mother a house. We’ll miss you, Jose.#FinalFarewell | #JDF16— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) September 29, 2016Two Miami Marlins players were invited to speak, third baseman Martin Prado and Outfielder Marcell Ozuna. Wednesday night, Prado hit a home run and was met with an embrace from Ozuna on the field.Both Prado and Ozuna, as well as several other Marlins baseball players, were invited to go out on the boat with Fernandez on that tragic Saturday night that ended in a fatal crash, off Miami Beach, that took Fernandez’s life as well as the lives of two of his friends. Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez, a Miami native and friend of Jose’s, was also in attendance.On Wednesday, hundreds of fans visited St. Brendan Catholic Church for a public viewing, which concluded just before midnight. Fans lined the street in front of the church to say goodbye to their star pitcher who was taken away too soon.Inside the church, fans filed past a closed casket adorned by flower arrangements in the shapes of the U.S. and Cuban flags, with a large family photo of Fernandez off to one side.Fans left behind a memorial on the steps of the church for the family, including young fans whose parents brought them along.The Marlins finish their regular season in Washington against the Nationals, a series that begins Friday evening.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The emotional and somber mass concluded at around 3:35 p.m., with the singing of “God Bless America.” Soon after, the attendees exited St. Brendan, where many were seen offering their condolences to one another and embracing as they walked side by side to their cars parked nearby.Family and friends went to a private burial following the service.Meanwhile, the Marlins left for their flight to Washington, D.C., where they’ll play their final three games of the season Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Before leaving, Loria spoke again about Fernandez’s impact.“Emptied out, emptied out with emotion. A spectacular star, terrific young man. I just loved him. All I can tell you is I loved him, and everybody who came in touch with him loved him. Once in a lifetime, once in a lifetime.”Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, former Marlins managers Dan Jennings and Jack McKeon, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred were also in attendance, along with singer-songwriter Marc Anthony.“It’s just a superior home going and you also learn a lot about Jose that you didn’t know. A lot of what you knew, but it’s a wonderful home going,” Dawson said. “That spirit he had, how it was contagious, infectious. He loved everybody, and it was pretty evident today. He made an impact on a country, on several countries, on people all around the world. Just to know him for that brief time that I knew him, he made an impact on me. He was just one of those individuals that he grew on you. You loved him, and he was just taken too soon.” JF’s Agent: His 2 most passionate places were on the water & mound. Both represented his rights & freedom he coveted— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) September 29, 2016Several of Fernandez’s teammates and partners spoke at the mass, including Miami Marlins Owner Jeffrey Loria, who gave Fernandez’s Marlins jersey to Fernandez’s grandmother before the processional began at St. Brendan, Wednesday. He is responsible for bringing Fernandez’s grandmother from Cuba to the United States.At one point during the mass, Loria broke down in tears. “Well, we weren’t supposed to be here today,” said Loria. “As you all know, we tragically lost a giant who was one of the bright lights of our Marlins organization, the City of Miami and for Cuban people everywhere.” center_img Session ID: 2019-09-12:6be5ad774f2b7e6bbf12644a Player Element ID: vjs_video_615 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Along with close family and friends in attendance were nearly 200 Miami Marlins personnel, who arrived by the bus load. Also in attendance were Mr. Marlin himself, Jeff Conine, singer Marc Anthony, Hall of Famer Tony Perez and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz.Father Jose Alvarez, who is the Marlins Chaplain, as well as a priest at Our Lady of the Lakes in Miami Lakes, orated Thursday’s funeral mass.“Most of what has been said over the last few days has been about the great person that he is,” Alvarez said. “Todo lo grande, no?” MIAMI (WSVN) – After a touching final tribute to fallen Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, the mourning continues, Friday, at Marlins Park.Fans continued paying appreciation and showing love to Fernandez by adding to the large memorial display at Marlins Park.It was a packed house at St. Brendan Catholic Church, Thursday, as relatives, friends and the Miami Marlins family paid their respects to Jose Fernandez during a private funeral mass.Early Thursday morning, the church began preparing in anticipation of the mass.At around noon, Fernandez’s mother, grandmother and other family members were seen outside of his grandmother’s home before heading to St. Brendan for the funeral mass. By 12:30, close relatives and friends started to arrive in groups.Some close relatives arrived in limousines before heading inside. At around 1 p.m., the private funeral mass began.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

More suspects identified in Dania Beach business burglary

first_imgDANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have released new details in an ongoing burglary case in Broward County.Authorities said crooks broke into a Bass Pro Shops store in Dania Beach, July 21, and stole high-powered weapons before taking off.BSO detectives recovered nearly two dozen of those guns in Hallandale Beach a few days later.One person was already arrested, but now police are searching for his accomplices, who authorities identified as 18-year-old Myron Love and 19-year-old Tyus Duffy.Detectives said the men are armed and dangerous.If you have any information on this burglary, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Inside Alaskas First Cannabis Convention

first_imgAlaska residents and a wide variety of local and national retailers gathered at the Dena’ina Convention Center in downtown Anchorage this weekend for the NW Cannabis Classic. While smoking was prohibited, the trade show featured marijuana-oriented retail products as well as information sessions for hobbyists and business owners hoping to navigate the nascent cannabis market in Alaska.last_img