Continue Reading Previous Arrow showcases breadth of industrial IoT expertise at Hanover FairNext NVIDIA: CUDA-X AI computer that runs all AI models The PicoCore Computer On Module product family has a new member, based on the NXP i.MX 8M Mini ARM CPU, called PicoCoreMX8MM. The small size of 35 x 40mm only makes the module an ideal partner for compact housings. The module was designed for low power consumption and is very well suited for secure cloud connections. The i.MX 8M Mini is NXP’s first embedded multi-core heterogeneous applications processor.At the heart is a scalable core complex of up to four ARM Cortex-A53 cores running up to 2GHz plus Cortex-M4 based real-time processing domain at 400+ MHz. The i.MX 8M Mini also packs-in hardware 1080p video acceleration to enable two-way video applications, 2D and 3D graphics to provide a rich visual HMI experience. The PicoCore standard uses two plug connectors (Hirose DF40C) with 100 pins each. This results in compact size and low board-to-board distance.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules
Paul Pogba has scored more goals in three games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer than he did in his last 17 appearances for Jose Mourinho.The France international netted his fourth goal since Solskjaer was appointed interim boss by United, giving the Reds a 2-0 lead over Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Sunday after he had netted the opener. The goal also saw him become the first United player to net consecutive Premier League braces since Wayne Rooney in December 2012.He is now on four goals and three assists for December, making it the most productive month of his entire top-flight career so far. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Pogba had been in poor form under previous manager Mourinho, who was sacked earlier this month following the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool, and consistently rowed with the Portuguese during his time in Manchester.7 – With four goals and three assists, December 2018 has been Paul Pogba’s best ever month for league goal involvements in his top-flight career. Heaven. #MUNBOU pic.twitter.com/DGDu2SkiBj— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 30, 2018The 25-year-old put in a number of spectacular performances to help France win the World Cup last summer, and was appointed United’s vice-captain by Mourinho at the start of the season, but things turned sour for the former Juventus man after he criticised his manager’s tactics.The pair’s relationship then went from bad to worse over the next few months and ultimately ended when the Reds parted ways with their boss.When Mourinho was finally sacked, Pogba posted a photo of himself appearing to smile on social media along with the message, “Caption this.”Although the midfielder quickly deleted the post, he came under criticism for his remark – most notably from former United right-back Gary Neville who responded, “You do one as well.”Pogba became the Reds’ record signing when he rejoined the club from Juve in 2016, but his poor performances led to the United youth graduate being linked with moves elsewhere. Some rumours had even suggested the Frenchman could move back to The Old Lady.But he looks much happier in a Man Utd shirt now and had a strong relationship with Solskjaer when coached by the Norwegian in the United academy. In fact, Solskjaer has heaped praise on Pogba and revealed he wants to build a team around him as United aim to close the gap on the top four and finish in a Champions League spot at the end of the season. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Russia’s FESCO Transportation Group informed it is reducing the overall transit time on the FESCO Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Line (FPKL), because of lowering cargo turnaround time in the port of loading (Vladivostok Commercial Sea Port) from eight to four days. The company plans to implement the changes by deploying additional tonnage in the service.FESCO said that the shipping delivery time on FPKL remains the same – four days, while the total transit time between Moscow and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky will be reduced from 26 to 22 days.Two 707 TEU container vessels built in 2004, FESCO Novik and FESCO Navarin, are deployed in the service on a regular basis. Another boxship, the 320 TEU Kapitan Krems, operates on the route during the peak period.The year-round FPKL service provides transportation in dry, refrigerated COC (carrier owned container) and SOC (shipper’s own container) containers for both interportal connection and for direct mixed railway-maritime connection, as well as general cargo.Image Courtesy: FESCO
zoom Rickmers-Line, a company of Bremen-based shipping company Zeaborn Group, took over business operations of compatriot liner services specialist Rickmers-Linie on April 1.The takeover, which was announced on February 9 and received clearance from antitrust authorities on March 7, also includes the entire operating business of Rickmers’ subsidiaries, MCC Marine Consulting & Contracting, a bunker and chartering broker, and NPC Projects, which offers a heavy lift tramp service.“The change will have no impact on the former Rickmers-Linie’s workforce, routes and tonnage under long-term charter. All Rickmers-Linie offices remain in place as do NPC subsidiary offices. Rickmers-Line will conduct business on behalf of the carrier company RZ Carrier,” Rickmers-Line said in a statement.Coinciding with the closing of the acquisition, Zeaborn has acquired Rickmers Hamburg, a multipurpose (MPP) heavy lift vessel, from its previous owners.The vessel will operate for RZ Carrier under the brand of Rickmers-Line and after a docking in Asia will rejoin the Pearl String Liner Service of Rickmers-Line at the end of May 2017, according to Rickmers-Line. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.The 30,000 dwt Rickmers Hamburg was built at China’s Jinling Shipyard Jiangsu in 2002 and has since operated in the Pearl String Liner Service.
What constitutes chronic mental stress in the workplace? Anxiety, depression, and PTSD stemming from years of verbal and physical abuse from coworkers? Taking a sick leave and eventually being forced to leave the job you love entirely? These are all things Margery Wardle faced as one of the only women in public works for the city of Napean. But when she went to Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board, her claim was denied. The board called the events she endured “unwelcome” and “upsetting”, but said they weren’t considered bullying or harassment. Her case isn’t unique. Last year, an internal WSIB audit found that between January and May, 94 per cent of chronic mental stress claims were denied.Why is mental health still not being taken as seriously as physical health, especially by a provincial workplace compensation board? How, after everything Margery went through, is the toxic behaviour she endured from her male coworkers being dismissed as “boys being boys”? What message does this send to anyone else looking for help, and what can we do to make sure they feel safe coming forward?HOST: Maureen Halushak (Editor-in-Chief, Chatelaine) / GUEST: Sara Mojtehedzadeh (Work and Wealth Reporter, The Toronto Star)Audio Playerhttp://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs_03062019.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca
Facebook Twitter Advertisement Advertisement The 2017 Rosie finalists are in and Edmonton prizewinners include three nods for Niobe Thompson and Rosvita Dransfeld’s organ-transplant documentary Memento Mori, three for NFB short documentary 19 Days about refugee families, and the gender binary best performance categories being taken by locals Carlee Tyski in On the Rocks and Jesse Lipscombe for his role in It’s Not My Fault and I Don’t Care Anyway.In 2015, Thompson won five Rosies for his The Great Human Odyssey, which ran on CBC’s The Nature of Things.The National Film Board’s Memento Mori, which was filmed in part in Canada’s busiest transplant centre at the University of Alberta Hospital, saw the film crew privileged with tremendous access to literally life-and-death situations, at times emotionally harrowing. Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
By Kimberly J. AvalosRabat – Morocco remains the highest ranked country in North Africa in generating economic impact from investments in information and communications technologies (ICTs), according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).The WEF’s Global Information Technology Report 2016 shows that Morocco ranked 78th among 139 countries—with a value of 3.0 out of 7—in their abilities to leverage ICTs for increased competitiveness and well-being. The report used the latest iteration of the Networked Readiness Index, which assesses the factors, policies and institutions that enable a country to take advantage of ICTs. Its best scores were in affordability of ICTs, where it ranked as 20th, and government use of technology, where it ranked as 41st.However, the kingdom ranked poorly in terms of economic impacts of ICTs (110th), their use in business (105th), and improved skills (110th).Worldwide, Morocco was not alone in its capacity to translate investments into meaningful economic or social impacts. The report found nations’ capacity to innovate is increasing across the board, but few have been successful in creating those impacts.Moreover, the report also finds stagnation in business usage. This would suggest that while innovation is a top priority for many businesses, they are still missing out on opportunities for greater impact through ICT adoption.However, Morocco’s lowest score was for its quality of education, where it ranked 121st among the 139 countries.Other pillars that influenced the Networked Readiness Index fell into categories of environment, readiness, usage, and impact. Morocco’s rank did not change compared to 2015.The United Arab Emirates and Qatar continue to lead the Arab world when it comes to networked readiness, where Morocco ranked 8th. Singapore, Finland and Sweden still dominate the rankings.
“The new case of MERS CoV is a reminder of the continued risk of importation of the disease from countries where it still persists,” Poonam Khetrapal Singh, UN World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region Director, said.“All countries need to further enhance surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections, focus on early diagnosis, and step up infection prevention and control procedures in health-care facilities to rapidly detect any case of importation and effectively prevent its spread.”A 71-year -old Omani, who arrived in Bangkok for treatment on 22 January and was admitted to a private hospital, tested positive for MERS and has since been transferred to the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute. Measures are being taken to trace all those who could have been in his contact during his journey to Thailand, and within Bangkok.This is the second MERS case in Thailand, and in the WHO South-East Asia Region. Last June another Omani traveler in Bangkok tested positive. South-East Asia countries have recently been reviewing and strengthening preparedness to respond to MERS.WHO, which is supporting regional Health Ministries in building capacities and strengthening preparedness, has called for ensuring that strict infection control measures are in place.MERS CoV is caused by a virus. Typical symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Pneumonia is common, but not always present. Gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, have also been reported.The disease was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012, from where the majority of cases have been reported. Since then more than 1,333 cases have been reported from 26 countries. In the Republic of Korea, there have been 166 cases, 24 of them fatal.
According to media reports, the attack took place in the town of Dablo, situated in a region that has seen a spike in violence in recent months. The church was burned to the ground, along with other buildings including a health centre.In a statement, Mr Guterres urged “all citizens of Burkina Faso to stand firmly with one another across communities and not to succumb to efforts to sow discord and breed further violence.” He also recalled the sanctity of all places of worship and expressed his hopes the perpetrators can be swiftly brought to justice, and urged “all citizens of Burkina Faso to stand firmly with one another across communities and not to succumb to efforts to sow discord and breed further violence.”Maria Espinosa, President of the General Assembly, expressed similar sentiments, tweeting that the killers must be held accountable: “we cannot tolerate hatred. The fundamental right of religious freedom must be respected everywhere.” I strongly condemn a new attack against a Christian church in #BurkinaFaso. The third of this kind in five weeks. I call for perpetrators to be held accountable. We cannot tolerate hatred. The fundamental right of religious freedom must be respected everywhere.— UN GA President (@UN_PGA) May 12, 2019 Metsi Makhetha, the UN Resident Coordinator in Burkina Faso, also tweeted her response to the shootings in Dablo, condemning the “heinous attacks” and offering her condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. The shootings came just days after warnings from top UN humanitarian officials, including Ms. Makhetha, of an “unprecedented” rise in “sophisticated armed attacks in the Sahel”, which are putting the future of a “whole generation” at stake. Violence is spreading in Mali and Niger, as well as Burkina Faso, and risks spilling over into other West African countries. This has led to a five-fold rise in the displacement of the local population in the last 12 months, who have seen more than 330,000 people leave their homes, in addition to 100,000 refugees. According to Ms. Makhetha, “ISIS-inspired” armed groups, threaten to destabilize longstanding traditional methods of community-based conflict resolution. “The UN, partner humanitarian organizations and Governments have stepped up operations. But we must do more.”
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOpposition Leader slams Govt over ‘their treatment’ of Guyana’s first peopleSeptember 9, 2017In “latest news”End rhetoric, take action to develop GuyanaSeptember 1, 2016In “Politics”Jagdeo urges Toshaos to pay keen attention to legislative changes proposed to Amerindian ActAugust 23, 2016In “latest news” Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday asserted that it seems as though the Indigenous People will not be seeing any progress within their sector, since President David Granger failed to address the vital issues being faced by them at the National Toshaos Council (NTC) Conference 2018.Opposition leader Dr Bharrat JagdeoJagdeo also lambasted the President for what he said was his “meaningless statement” made at the Conference.“The President in his entire speech spoke about the village improvement plans [VIP]….Now, we had a Community Development Plan that the Toshaos after almost two years, through a consultative process, developed with us, for every community…they [Government] just threw that out the window and started a new process …Under our program, we had set aside several billions to fund this program…under the president’s VIP [program], they have not identified a [financial] source…this Government only focuses on meaningless statements…,” he told media operatives during his weekly press conference on Wednesday.To this end, the Opposition Leader posited that he was not surprised when the Head of the National Toshaos Council, Joel Fredricks accused the Government of breaking its promise to the Amerindian people.“He [Fredricks] went on to enumerate some of the areas where the promises were broken…Revision of the [Amerindian] Act- a pre-election promise…APNU said the 2006 Act was not adequate….Amerindian Land Titling…nothing has happened in that area too, although we left US$10.7M….No movement on constitutional reform…Renaming of villages…. the plot of land to the NTC that was promised by President…,” Jagdeo recounted.He further criticized Granger’s response, highlighting that it displayed exactly how “disassociated” the President is with society.President David GrangerThe President at the side-lines of the NTC conference, when questioned on the broken promises said “I don’t know any promise has been broken. They asked for a plot of land, I went there, turned the sod myself and it’s being processed. I didn’t break any promises.”However, according to Jagdeo, the President did not address the big issues. “This is what they [NTC] were saying he broke his promise on…not a little piece of land at Turkeyen…only someone who is not associated with reality can make the sort of speech that he made, that means nothing to people and then come out and make this sort of comment to the media” he said.The former President went on to say that he does not blame the NTC for wanting answers and solutions to their issues, since this was a customary action under the former People’s Progressive Party Administration.“…the Toshaos have come out here with great expectations as they always do…The expectations are related to their development and from history and practice, this expectation- working night and day to address their concerns, this was practiced throughout the PPP tenure…Working with, through many sessions, working with the Toshaos to address as many issues that arise,” he reminisced.The NTC conference of 2018 opened on Monday with outgoing Chairman Joel Fredericks blasting Government for a number of unfulfilled promises.Joel FredericksAccording to Fredericks, the indigenous peoples of Guyana were promised a number of things, such as the revision of the Amerindian Act of 2006; Constitutional reform, and land to build an NTC Secretariat.Fredericks contended that, for three years, the NTC listened carefully to every indigenous people’s policy Government had announced.However, in those three years, trust, he said, has been eroded by Government’s failure to effectively act on promises made.Meanwhile, while being present at the event, President Granger did not make a pronouncement on Fredrick’s accusations of broken promises until he was asked by the media to comment.Even then, without putting up much of an argument, he maintained that he is not aware of any broken promises since his Government came into power in 2015. (Ramona Luthi)
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related2 killed as minibus turns turtle on ECD HighwayMarch 3, 2019In “latest news”Minibus driver further remanded on causing death chargeJune 7, 2018In “Court”Minibus driver remanded for causing death of Corentyne schoolboyFebruary 17, 2016In “latest news” The minibus driver who caused the death of two women following an accident on the Success Public Road on Sunday last was today remanded to prison.Denzil Clarke, 47, of Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was charged for causing death by dangerous driving when he appeared before Magistrate Alisha George at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Court.He is expected to make his next court appearance on March 15 2019.Fifty-eight-year-old, Denise Cully of Lot 89 Vigilance, ECD, died on the spot while Patricia Ellis, 59, of lot 30 Haslington, ECD, died while receiving medical treatment.Based on information received, the accident occurred at about 07:30h and involved minibus BTT 4910, driven Clarke.A police report disclosed that the minibus was proceeding west along the southern drive lane of the southern carriageway of the said road, reportedly at a fast rate of speed.It is alleged by the driver that a blue motorcar overtook him from the left side and collided to his left rear wheel causing him to lose control and collide into the median.This resulted in Cully being flung out of the bus and ending up on the northern carriageway. The minibus then turned onto its left side, crushing the now dead woman. It then skidded some distance before coming to a halt. The vehicle was eventually turned back on its wheels and the decapitated body of Cully was removed.According to the police, the other passengers were then assisted out of the vehicle by public-spirited citizens and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, except Jordon Beaton, who was taken to the Woodlands Hospital where he was being prepared to undergo surgery having reportedly lost several fingers.Ellis died while receiving treatment at the hospital.
Updated, 16:55EARLY RESULTS in Itay’s general election have shown the centre-left coalition of Pier Luigi Bersani winning control of the Chamber of Deputies – but Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right movement as the largest party in the Senate, meaning a hung parliament and no clear winner.With 55 per cent of Senate votes counted, projections by national broadcaster RAI gave Berlusconi’s centre-right coalition 31.3 per cent of the vote – just ahead of Bersani’s ‘Common Good’ coalition at 30.1 per cent.Outgoing premier Mario Monti, who set up a new ‘With Monti for Italy’ platform to run in the election, won only 9.4 per cent of the vote – with the ‘Five Star Movement’ of comedian Beppe Grillo taking a huge 24.6 per cent of the vote.The success of Grillo’s apolitical group, which advocates leaving the euro and introducing a system of direct democracy, means an allegiance between Bersani and Monti will probably not be able to claim a majority of seats in the Senate.Bersani’s coalition won a plurality of votes for the Chamber of Deputies, which under Italian electoral law guarantees 54 per cent of the seats there, but Berlusconi’s showing – which far exceeds his performance in ‘instant’ telephone polls carried out during polling – means his coalition will be the largest in the Senate.The Bersani-Monti alliance which had been expected to command a majority in the Senate would now need Grillo’s support to command a majority – a deeply unlikely prospect. Similarly, a Berlusconi-Grillo partnership would still be in the minority in the Chamber of Deputies.As the counting continues, it appears likely that a second election could be needed to find a stable government – with Mario Monti’s outgoing administration remaining in power on a caretaker basis in the meantime.Italy’s electoral system is complicated by the fact that the ‘majority bonus’ which is allocated in the Chamber of Deputies based on national results, is allocated only based on regional results in the Senate.This means that Berlusconi’s popularity in areas like Lombardy – which includes his home town of Milan – increases his representation in the Senate seats for those areas.Turnout for yesterday’s first day of polling was relatively low – a possible a possible indication of voter apathy and of success for Grillo’s apolitical, direct democracy movement.Definitive results in the complicated Senate election, giving a firm indication of whether Bersani and Monti have enough support to form a government, are not expected until late evening.Explainer: Everything you need to know about the Italian election
GARDAÍ HAVE ISSUED an appeal for public assistance as they begin attempts to trace the killers of Alan Desmond.The body of the 37-year-old was found by children in a field near Killinarden Hill in Tallaght last Saturday night.Desmond, of Kilclare Avenue in Tallaght, had not been seen since Monday April 29.Gardaí are now seeking anyone who may have seen, spoken or engaged with Desmond between the last time he was seen and last Saturday, when his remains were found.Detectives are also seeking anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the Killinarden Hill area between the two dates to contact them.Gardaí have also asked any local parents, whose children may have been in the area and seen any unusual or suspicious activity, to come forward.Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room in Tallaght at (01) 666 6056, the Garda Confidential line at 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.A family liaison officer has been appointed to the Desmond family.Read: Body of man (20s) found in Tallaght field
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Melbourne’s Papaflessas Social Club held their annual commemoration of OXI Day last Sunday afternoon at their club rooms in Thornbury. This year’s gathering honoured the personal bond created between the peoples of Greece and Australia in WW2. And it was an opportunity for Papaflessas to be congratulated on its support for the erection of the new Anzac Memorials at Pylos and Methone in May this year. It was my honour to make the presentation at the gathering.I began with the story of Greek Day in Melbourne. Before Australian troops had even set foot in Greece to help in its defence, over 100,000 people had come into Melbourne’s Swanston Street on 14 February, 1941 to take part in Greek Day – a day to celebrate the alliance between Australia and Greece and a day to raise funds to help the civilian victims of the war that had begun with the Italian invasion in October 1940. Melbourne’s fledgling Greek community joined with over 700 volunteers who made the day a great success.These efforts would be reciprocated by the hundreds – if not thousands – of ordinary Greek civilians who gave welcome and support to the Australia troops who came ashore at Piraeus in March and April 1941.One of those who came to Kalamata was Captain Albert Gray from Red Cliffs near Mildura in Victoria, who would take part on the last battle of the Greek campaign on the mainland – the battle of Kalamata waterfront on 29 April, 1941. Leading one of the two groups in the attack on German positions on Navarino Street, Albert was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery that day, New Zealand Sergeant Jack Hinton being awarded the Victoria Cross and Australian Private Max Wood the Military Medal. It was a great pleasure of mine to be able to tell this story to an audience that included three members of Melbourne’s Greek community with strong connections to Albert’s home region – Nola Radiotis, Trevor and Soula Vrettos. I look forward to working with Trevor, Soula and Nola to create greater awareness of Red Cliff’s link to the Battle of Kalamata waterfront.Jim Claven presents Papaflessas Secretary Betty Kosmas with the commemorative posters on the unveiling of the Pylos and Methone Memorials in May 2018.I then spoke of Horsham’s Private Syd Grant who never forgot the support of the local Greek community as he escaped German captivity at Kalamata, finding safety in the village of Trachila in the Mani. It was while there that Syd took a number of memorable photographs, capturing on film the help of the local villagers for the escaped Allied soldiers. Along with other Allied soldiers, Syd was evacuated from Trachila by the British warship HMS Hero and returned to Allied lines. He survived the war and would later name his farm in Victoria – Kalamata – in honour of the Greek people who had helped him. Last month Papaflessas’ own Paul Sougleris was able to identify the hideouts and some of the villagers who helped Syd in 1941 during his research trip to Trachila.The connections between the Messinian region continued after the end of the Greek campaign. Most memorably it was the people of Pylos and Methone who sought to help the over 3,000 Allied soldiers who came ashore after the torpedoing of their Italian POW transport ships, the Sebastiano Veniero At Methone in December 1941 and the Ninio Bixio at Pylos in August 1942. Amongst the hundreds of Australian soldiers aboard was one young Essendon-born engineer, Sapper Bill Rudd who had long sought to have erected memorials to both these tragedies. And so it was that late last year Papaflessas joined with Melbourne’s Panpyliaki Brotherhood Navarino and helped make Bill’s dream a reality. In record time the Pylos and Methone Memorial plaques were created, transported to Greece and installed by the Municipality of Pylos-Nestor in prominent locations. It is only with the support of Papaflessas and its membership – along with that of Navarino – that these important new additions to Greece’s emerging Anzac trail could be created and erected.On behalf of Anzac veteran Bill Rudd, I thanked the community for their support.Melbournians line Swanston Street during Greek Day celebration on 14th February 1941. Photo: The Argus (Melbourne), 1941, with colour added. State Library of Victoria Collection, Ref H98.100/3448.I also outlined that work that is being undertaken by other representatives of Melbourne’s Greek community organisations to expand Greece’s Anzac Trail. Along with the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee’s erection of the Australian Pier Memorial at Mudros on Lemnos, I am working with Melbourne’s PanKorinthian and PanArgoliki communities to commemorate a number of important Anzac sites across the region that have no memorial. These include the site of the Battle of Corinth, where Australian and New Zealand troops played an important role in the valiant defence of the Corinth Canal in April 1941 and the Church in Argos where Australian and other army nurses sought sanctuary and safety from German air attack during their retreat to the evacuation port of Nafplio in April 1941. These are only two of a number of important Anzac related sites across the Peloponnese being researched for new memorials – watch this space.Litsa Athanasiadis gave a brief address on the success of the George Treloar Memorial Committee, whose successful community fundraising will see a major new memorial erected to Ballarat-born Major George Devine Treloar who assisted over 100,000 Christian refugees to settle in Greece following the Asia Minor catastrophe. Litsa invited all present to attend the unveiling of this commemoration of an Australian who played such an important humanitarian role in the history of modern Greece.The event concluded with an address by Ms Kosmas who spoke of how she was moved by the presentation on the personal aspect of the Hellenic link to Anzac. She thanked all for attending this important and emotional event.* Jim Claven is a trained historian, freelance writer and Secretary of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee. 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Toy Tuesday: The Best Playmobil SetsToy Tuesday: The Coolest Car Toys Stay on target Finally got the keys to the car. #GB20 https://t.co/T1Np2lRQl1— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) January 16, 2019 We call shotgun! — Ghostbusters (@Ghostbusters) January 16, 2019“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a six-year-old visiting the set,” Reitman told the magazine. “I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans.“This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot,” he explained. “What happened in the ’80s happened in the ’80s, and this is set in the present day.”Reitman’s unnamed Ghostbusters movie will not cross streams with Paul Feig’s 2016 all-female reboot (which, while well-received by critics, was the focus of much criticisms from online trolls).“I have so much respect for what Paul created with those brilliant actresses [Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy], and would love to see more stories from them,” he added. “However, this new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film.”A teaser trailer from Sony Pictures dates the film for summer 2020; shooting will begin “in a few months,” according to EW.There is no word yet on a potential plot, characters, or cast. It’s anyone’s guess whether original actors Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, or Bill Murray will reprise their roles 35 years later. Egon Spengler’s Harold Ramis passed away in 2014.“This is very early, and I want the film to unwrap like a present,” Reitman, who co-wrote the screenplay with Monster House and Poltergeist remake director Gil Kenan, said. “We have a lot of wonderful surprises and new characters for the audience to meet.”The Hollywood Reporter hinted that filmmakers are looking to cast four teenagerss—two boys, two girls—in the movie. (That certainly fits with the teaser trailer’s eerie Stranger Things vibe.)In the words of Dr. Peter Venkman: “I love this plan! I’m excited to be a part of it! Let’s do it!”More on Geek.com:Live Your Best Life With New ‘Stranger Things’ x ‘Ghostbusters’ ShoesDid Vigo Turn This Alberta Town’s Water Into Psychomagnotheric Slime?‘Ghostbusters: 101’ Brings Together Both Slime Covered Teams Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre, or ghost?If the answer is “yes,” then don’t wait another minute: Watch the teaser trailer for Jason Reitman’s upcoming Ghostbusters movie.Known for biting commentaries like Thank You For Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air, and The Front Runner, Reitman—son of legendary director Ivan Reitman (Meatballs, Stripes, Twins, Kindergarten Cop)—is picking up his father’s torch for a [second] modern take on everyone’s favorite ghost-catching parapsychologists.On Tuesday, Entertainment Weekly announced that Reitman will direct and co-write the upcoming film, set in the same world saved by proton pack-wearing eccentrics in the 1984 original.
A 10-member citizens budget advisory committee for Vancouver Public Schools met again on Wednesday.It was the sixth of seven scheduled meetings before the panel offers final recommendations on how to slice millions of dollars from the district’s annual budget, in light of expected sharp state funding reductions.By Wednesday, the committee had roughed out six categories in which to find dollars, worth more than $25 million. They include: personnel reductions, including teacher reductions (maximum $16 million); temporary wage or contract concessions ($2.4 million); program or service elimination ($3.5 million); belt-tightening and efficiency solutions ($3 million); contracting services ($100,000); and fee and other revenue increases ($275,000).The committee’s last meeting will be held March 23. It will run 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Jim Parsley Administrative Services Center (Board Conference Room), 2901 N.E. Falk Road, next door to Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School.Interested community members will be welcome to observe the meeting, but public testimony will not be taken.By month’s end, the panel is due to hand a list of “solutions to consider” to Superintendent Steve Webb. The VPS school board is expected to adopt a final budget plan on May 10, by which time state legislators presumably will have set state funding levels.Updates on the Citizens Budget Advisory Committee meetings and the budget development process will be posted regularly on the district website: http://www.vansd.org/budget_facts.
Hyderabad: The hunt for the kidnapper Ravishekhar, 47, who had abducted B Pharmacy student Soni, on Tuesday under Hayathnagar Police Station limits is still on the lookout by the Rachakonda Police. The teams which were formed to nab him and trace the victim are searching for them in three states including Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. According to senior officials of Rachakonda Police, the accused was reportedly moving from one place to other in the car by changing the number plates. Police found that after abducting Soni, he moved towards Vijayawada and later, his movements were reportedly traced in Kurnool and Kadapa. As the accused was continuously moving by placing fake number plates to the car, identifying the movements of the kidnapper turned difficult to the police. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Meanwhile, the Hayathnagar Police on Sunday have announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for tracing out the abducted 21-year-old woman and also for providing information about the kidnapper. They said that the informer’s name will be kept secret. They have appealed the public to share the information of the kidnapper on mobile numbers -9490617161 (Hayathanagar Inspector), 9494721100 ( Rachakonda Police Control Room) and 9490617111 ( Rachakonda Police Commissionerate WhatsApp). Earlier, the accused kidnapped Soni on the pretext of providing her a job. He introduced himself as a doctor and said his name was Sridhar Reddy. The victim’s father Yadaiah, who runs a small hotel at Bonguluru, had lodged a complaint in Hayathnagar police station.
Tata Sons and Singapore partnership airline, Vistara, received its flying permit from the directorate general of civil aviation, DGCA, on Monday, allowing it to start operations. ReutersDetails about routes, sales and schedules will soon be available, according to a company statement.Vistara chief executive Phee Teik Yeoh said that the Ministry of Civil Aviation was supportive and gave helpful guidance to the full service airline.The airline possesses two leased Airbus A-320s, with a third expected to join in March 2015.Tata Sons owns 51% stake in the partnership with the balance held by Singapore Airlines. ReutersPlans for operation include 87 flights with five Airbus A-320s in the first year of operation and to scale up to 301 flights by the fourth year of operation, reports Businessworld.Given the issues faced by the industry and the no-frills airlines finding it hard to keep flying, a deep commitment by the partners and the fall in crude prices will benefit the full service airline.Vistara will be the third full service airlines after Air India and Jet to fly the skies of India.
Guidance notes on Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be released in public domain soon,” are Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s latest words on one of India’s most ambitious economic reforms in 70 years.Jaitley added, “the GST Council has received reports from sixteen out of the eighteen sectoral groups as approved by the Council in its 14th meeting held in May this year; based on the inputs received, the GST Law Committee comprising of officers of the Central and State Governments have drafted guidance notes which will be released in public domain.”GST, harped to be the most complex tax reforms of its kind, had given everyone jitters even before it was rolled out. Even after its launch, many are not aware of the tax prerequisites.To lessen the discomfort of taxpayers and industry players, Jaitley has asked each sectoral group to obtain feedback from the trade and industry, and also hold meetings with the various stakeholders and various Joint Secretary level nodal officers from different ministries.Based on the evaluation received, the sectoral groups have prepared their reports, basis which, the Law Committee has finalised Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on eight sectors. These FAQs have already been released in public domain. An Indian consumer goods trader shows letters GST representing ‘Goods and Services Tax’ (GST)at his shop in Hyderabad on August 3, 2016.NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty ImagesThese eighteen sectoral groups are banking, financial and insurance sector, telecommunication, exports including EOUs and SEZs, IT/ITES, transport and logistics, textiles and footwear, MSMEs, including job work, oil and gas, gems and jewellery, services received and provided by the Government, food processing sector, E-commerce, big infrastructure, travel and tourism, handicrafts (exports), media and entertainment, drugs, pharmaceuticals and Mining.GST is expected to eventually boost tax receipts and provide simplicity for businesses. However, many experts are of the view that its true impact may not be felt for at least a decade due to implementation challenges. Industry players say the reform will formalise more of India’s untaxed economy that would increase the efficiency of the economy but not the size of the gross domestic product (GDP).It’s been over a month to the GST launch but the brouhaha over it hasn’t faded. The government has faced many criticisms over the complexity of the GST from the opposition and industry players. Critics also argue that the GST might blunt India’s economic competitiveness and weaken Modi’s efforts to elevate the poor.(With inputs from PTI)
Logo of BNPBNP on Sunday announced a two-day countrywide fresh programme, including formation of human chain in the capital, demanding its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail, reports news agency UNB.As part of its programme, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will form a human chain for an hour on Tuesday and stage a sit-in for another hour on Thursday.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central officeBNP’s last programme was countrywide leaflet distribution on 1 March demanding Khaleda’s release.After the jailing of Khaleda, the party observed different peaceful programmes, including leaflet distribution, countrywide demonstration, human-chain formation, sit-in, token hunger-strike, protest procession in five phases, demanding her release.On 8 February, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.