Federation of Communities in pieces

first_imgThe fragmentation of the Federation of Greek Orthodox Communities of Australia into three conflicting groups was confirmed at the meeting of its members held last Saturday in Melbourne. Members who attended the meeting told Neos Kosmos that the Federation “continues to pay a heavy price for the misguided ecclesiastical choices of its leadership”. According to sources, previous decisions made by the Federation have caused issues such as the community of Adelaide and Newcastle failing to support the choices of the leadership of the Federation in church matters and the communities of Wollongong and Clayton trying to impose their own spiritual leader. They also stated that the Greek Community of Sydney – the only member of the Federation that returned to ecclesiastical legality – does not participate in debating ecclesiastical issues, abstinence that has upset the balance within the Federation. The fractions within the Federation has created an “inner war” between themselves, preventing the Federation as a body to dedicate its time and resources to community issues such as education, the promotion of Greek culture and language and elderly care. During the meeting elections for the new Board of Directors were conducted. The following were elected: President: Nick Manos Vice President: Dionysus Tsoukalas Secretary: Argiro Kassoudaki Treasurer: Ilias Mavrogiorgis Members: Panagiotis Zafiris and Giannnis Lesses. Mr Manos will replace Theofanis Maras, president of the Federation and the Greek Community of Adelaide for many years, who resigned from his position last October. New president of the Greek Community of Adelaide will be elected in February. The position that was left vacant after the resignation of the elected president of the organisation, Nikos Portelos. Mr Portelos is temporarily replaced by Evangelos Bogias. According to community sources, the resignation of Mr Portelos will be discussed at the upcoming regular board meeting. A new president will be elected as well, to lead the community to the General Meeting in May. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Stamoulis greenlights innercity school

first_imgA new independent school catering to the influx of inner-city families has been given a ‘generous’ offer to build on a property site owned by Stamoulis Property Group.The Fishermans Bend site held by the Stamoulis Property Group is already divided to become a triple-storey town house development, but the property also contains a heritage art deco building at the old Symex soap factory that is being looked at to house the school.Private developer Harry Stamoulis hopes the school will help the pricey real estate on his site and cater to nearby residents by making the area more community friendly.The business behind the Sandridge School signed an agreement with the property group on “very generous terms” to occupy part of the space at Fishermans Bend, but needs to find $2 million to get itself up and running by its 2016 start date.The school is marketed as ‘secular’, teaching students about citizenship and entrepreneurship, and will use not-for-profits to run programs in the curriculum. The Stamoulis Property Group has said it will refurbish the school site, keeping it in tune with the surrounding development but staying true to its heritage.If the school is successful with its crowd-funding campaign, it will use the money to fit out the renovated building. It hopes to welcome 200 year seven and eight students next year, becoming one the first secondary schools to cater to families living in the CBD.Fishermans Bend is expected to house 80,000 people over the next 40 years, while surrounding areas have seen a steady influx of residents.More information on the crowd funding campaign can be found on the Sandridge School website and at www.pozible.com/project/188874Source: The Age Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Keep Your Friends and Family Close With DNA Tattoo Ink

first_imgStay on target This Cactus Spine Needle Is the Oldest Tattoo Tool in Western North AmericaEarliest Surviving Tattoos Discovered on Male, Female Mummies There are endless ways to pay tribute to close family and friends or lost loved ones.I like to put framed photos around the house. Some people prefer to dedicate an indelible piece of art on their skin.To those folks, I say meet Endeavor Life Sciences, a biotech company that uses technology to incorporate DNA into tattoo ink.Its product, Everence (an amalgamation of “forever” and “reverence”), boasts a patented process that turns any DNA sample, hair, or cremains into a powder, which can be mixed with ink and applied to an existing or new tattoo.“Everence allows you to use your tattoo to carry those who have impacted your life and inspired your journey with you at all times,” the firm’s website said. “We like to think of it as a modern-day sacred relic, an actual physical addition to your tattoo that lasts forever.”The process, which will set you back $350, is simple: A customer orders a collection kit—either the DNA cheek swab or ash and hair container—online, follows the directions, and sends it back with the precious cargo.A bunch of mad scientists then turn that sample into Everence “through a patented process,” co-founder and CEO Patrick Duffy (not that Patrick Duffy) told Digital Trends.Purified and encapsulated in a medical-grade polymer (to protect it from being absorbed or destroyed by the body), the final product—300 mg of fine whitish-silverish dust—is returned to the client.(via Endeavor Life Sciences)“They can take their Everence to any tattoo artist in the world, who in turn mixes it with any tattoo ink of their choosing, and applies the tattoo as they normally would,” Duffy explained.The concept was inspired by Gold Star families—relatives of U.S. military members who died in battle. But you don’t have to be the surviving relative of fallen Special Ops personnel to wield Everence.Customers so far also include people celebrating births, engagements, and marriages, according to Digital Trends, as well as those who’ve lost a loved one by other means.“Everence: for the ones who make us, shake us, and break us,” the website said.Despite the safety precautions, this practice doesn’t come without risks: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns consumers of potential infections and dangers of tattoos. (And so do my parents.)DNA is slated to be the next big thing in data storage, while high-tech tattoos are sweeping the medical community. Read more about deoxyribonucleic acid and tats on Geek.com.last_img read more

Learn to Produce Music Like a Pro With Ableton Live

first_img Aspiring musician? Learn how to record professional-sounding tracks with the Ableton Music Production Mastery Bundle, offered to readers of Geek.com for only $23.49 — a savings of over 90% off the regular price — with code NEWYEAR2019 at checkout.When it comes to music production software, few titles are as popular as Ableton Live. Ableton is a digital audio workstation that lets you record, edit, and playback tracks quickly and easily. Though it can help virtually anyone to turn out professional quality work, it does come with a bit of a learning curve. And that’s why this e-training package, which will introduce you to the software and show you exactly how to use it, is so necessary to have.The Ableton Music Production Mastery Bundle offers 28 hours of in-depth training. Students will discover the basics of Ableton Live, gain proficiency with its many features, and learn the same tips and tricks used by professional music producers. The courses are delivered online so you can train when it’s convenient and they’re accessible for life so you can go at your own pace.Take your music production abilities to the next level. The Ableton Music Production Mastery Bundle is valued at $1393 but, with this offer, you’ll save over 90% off this cost and pay only $23.49 when you use the code NEWYEAR2019. Ableton Music Production Mastery Bundle – $29See Deal Stay on target Sonic Soak Is the Tiny Washing Machine That Goes AnywhereThis $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 Today Want your products featured in the Geek.com Shop? Learn more about how to sell your products online!last_img read more

Window cleaners search for kilted Caledonian candidates to relocate to Canada

first_imgImage credit: Men In KiltsSomething for the weekend: Canada-based window and exterior cleaning organisation Men In Kilts has posted a job advert searching for a technician to join its team, and is specifically looking for candidates from Scotland who are happy to work in a kilt.Men In Kilts, which is headquartered in Langley, British Columbia, is looking to source male or female Scottish talent to join its team in Calgary, Alberta on a long-term, full-time basis. It posted a job advert in April 2019 on job listing website Indeed, locating the opportunity in Glasgow, so as to primarily reach out to Scotch candidates.The organisation provides various exterior cleaning and maintenance services, including snow clearance in the winter months, with the proviso that all work will be done while sporting its trademark green garments. Its organisational mission is to bring smiles to the world, one kilt at a time, and its slogan is simply ‘no peeking’. Once the successful candidate has obtained a two-year Open Work Permit and an international driving license, Men In Kilts has offered to pay for their one-way flight to Calgary.For the first month, which will be dedicated to training, the new recruit will be paid a rate of CA$18 (£10.25) per hour. Following this, pay will be based on performance; Men In Kilts predicts that the new employee will earn between CA$40,000 (£22,788) and CA$55,000 (£31,333.50) per year, based on full-time hours.After three months of employment, Men In Kilts staff become eligible for the organisation’s employee benefits, as well as its profit sharing scheme. The job advert states that the candidate will also be provided with opportunities for personal and professional growth.Men In Kilts has asked that candidates consider whether they fit with a desired list of qualifications, some of which include: enjoying climbing up to three storeys high, preferring things to be clean and well organised, liking working outside, and being excited to wear a kilt to work every day.Here at Employee Benefits, we think this is a great example of a strong employer brand identity, but there is no skirting around the fact that Calgary has been known to reach -31°C. We do hope the Scottish weather has prepared prospective candidates for the idea of bare knees during a Canadian winter…last_img read more

Week In Review 610614

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Wednesday 6/12Audio PlayerJennifer-wednesday-0612.mp3VmJennifer-wednesday-0612.mp300:00RPdCity Of Kenai Responds To Advisory For Kenai North Beach, UPDATED: Good Samaritans Help Save Mackey Lake Plane Crash Survivor, KPBSD Contract Negotiations Expected To Continue During Summer Months Thursday 6/13Audio PlayerJennifer-thursday-0613.mp3VmJennifer-thursday-0613.mp300:00RPdAlaska Governor Calls Special Session For Wasilla, Russian River & Upper Kenai River Sockeye Salmon Bag Limits Doubled, Baker Hughes Facing Criminal Charges Monday 6/10Audio PlayerMonday-0610.mp3VmMonday-0610.mp300:00RPdAlaska Senate fails to revive oil-wealth fund dividend bill, Army Corps. Steps In To Help Save Homer Spit From Erosion, Anchor Point Residents Speak Out Against Proposed Gravel Pitcenter_img Tuesday 6/11Audio PlayerTuesday-0611.mp3VmTuesday-0611.mp300:00RPdLocal Legislators Talk Possible Second Special Session, Upper Kenai And Russian Rivers Opened At Midnight Friday 6/14Audio Player000056401.mp3Vm000056401.mp300:00RPdFriday Update: Swan Lake Fire Reaches 8,400 Acreslast_img read more

California man who sent death threats to Ajit Pai gets 20 months

first_img TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Turo $999 Share your voice Tags $299 at Amazon Net neutrality,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. FCC’s Ajit Pai: Net neutrality repeal helps rural broadband $210 at Best Buy Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Read DJI Osmo Action preview See at Amazon $6 at Tidal Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. 1 Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express The Cheapskate Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See it Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Comment DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at the National Press Club in October.  Mark Wilson / Getty Images A man who sent emails threatening to kill the family of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has been sentenced to more than one and a half years in prison. Markara Man, 33, of Norwalk, California, sent emails in late 2017 alleging that Pai had caused a minor’s suicide by repealing net neutrality regulations and threatening to kill Pai’s family, officials said. He also sent an email containing an image of Pai and his family, officials said.Man pleaded guilty to sending the emails in August. “Online threats of violence have real-world consequences,” G. Zachary Terwilliger, US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said in a statement on Friday. “Threatening to actually kill a federal official’s family because of a disagreement over policy is not only inexcusable, it is criminal.” Sentencing minutes posted by Ars Technica (PDF) show he was sentenced to 20 months in prison.(If you’re in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741). $999 Rylo I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $155 at Google Express Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Chris Monroe/CNET $59 at eBay DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $999 Share your voice JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET Sprint Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Sarah Tew/CNET Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Read Google Home Hub review Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. 7 Read the Rylo camera preview Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET $60 at Best Buy Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Tech Industry $999 See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See at Turo Apple iPhone XS Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. See It Boost Mobile Tags The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. See It 6:22 Angela Lang/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Now playing: Watch this: Comments Best Buy $520 at HP Read the AirPods review Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray)last_img read more

West Nile Virus Death in Harris County Effects of Deportation in Houston

first_img Share Thursday, September 20, 2018Top afternoon stories:West Nile Virus death in Harris CountyAbner Fletcher/Houston Public MediaDr. Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health (right), is asking the public to try to reduce mosquito-breeding sites.Harris County Public Health (HCPH)  has confirmed a West Nile virus (WNV) related death in Harris County. It is the first WNV-related death in the county and in the state of Texas for 2018. The patient, whose identity remains confidential, was a 45-54 year-old male from Southwest Harris County and had underlying chronic health conditions.West Nile season typically runs from June through October. As of September 20, 303 mosquito samples have tested positive for the virus. The areas where those samples have been detected have been sprayed to reduce the risk of disease.HCPH’s executive director Doctor Umair Shah asked the public to try to reduce mosquito-breeding sites.So far this year, a total of six human cases of WNV have been confirmed (including this WNV related death) in Harris County and the city of Houston.Most people who are infected with West Nile will not develop any symptoms.Effects of deportation and detention in HoustonNew research shows how immigration law enforcement has negatively impacted the health, finances and well-being of families in Houston and other U.S. cities.Immigrant parents said they’re unable to afford diapers and struggle to pay utility bills and feed their kids after the detention or deportation of a family member, according to a study by Kaiser Health.Twenty families and 12 stakeholders (legal service providers, educators) were surveyed for the study, which was conducted in Houston and other cities nationwide.  An estimated 13 percent of children in Texas and 15 percent of kids in Houston have at least one undocumented parent.The study also found that immigrant families fear using public benefits, like Medicaid and food stamps.Davis Land/Houston Public MediaHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks to mental health advocates at a kickoff roundtable event for the city’s “Community Conversations” public meeting series.‘Community Conversations’ outreach seriesAs kids continue to recover from trauma related to Hurricane Harvey, advocates are learning more about who needs the most help.Symptoms of trauma tend to peak 18 months after a disaster, care providers say. Ahead of that mark, mental health leaders are starting a series of “community conversations” in each City Council district, asking people how to better meet mental health needs.While meetings will be held in all parts of Houston, City and community leaders say they especially want to hear from families who were already struggling before the storm.Public meetings will be held at these locations:September 25: District D, Sunnyside Multi-Service CenterSeptember 27: District I, Magnolia Multi-Service CenterOctober 2: District C, West-End Multi-Service CenterOctober 3: District J, Southwest Multi-Service CenterOctober 9: District F, Alief Community CenterOctober 11: District B, Kashmere Multi-Service CenterOctober 17: District G, HCC Alief Hayes CampusOctober 18: District H, HCC Northline CampusOctober 23: District A, Region 4 Education CenterNovember 1: District E, Kingwood Community CenterNovember 6: District K, Stimley-Blue Ridge Librarylast_img read more

Putting emotions on centrestage

first_imgDelhi is yet again gearing up to host and witness one of a grand theatre extravaganza. Called the Modern Theatre Festival, it will showcase interesting plays like Rangbhoomi, Jivito Mrito, Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Tere, Math ke Raaste Mein Ek Din and Shayar Shutter Down. The five days theatre festival which is oganised under the aegis of Sahitya Kala Parishad, is an initiative of Delhi Government to promote theatre in the capital. From a struggling story of a common man, to a painful saga of a widow, to a biography of a legendary poet, the festival will bring together a variety of plays of different genres on the Capital stage. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ ‘There are many famous and distinguished directors who have come up to promote theatre in our country. We will present the different genres of plays and plays of different diversities in a compact, seamless format that will appeal to contemporary audiences, while maintaining the essence of the ancient tradition,’ commented J P Singh, Assistance Secretary, Sahitya Kala Parishad. Rangbhoomi, the play to be performed on the first day has been directed by Surendra Sharma and is based on a novel written by Munshi Premchand. It is life playing itself in its arena and in many shapes, forms and emotions. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix’My play speaks about the tricky ground of tensions between the rulers and the ruled. Capturing the travails and traumas of peasant  society, it celebrates the unassailable spirit of the common man,’ said Sharma. Jivito Mrito has been adapted from a story of Rabindranath Tagore and is directed by Anuradha Kapur. The play underlines the poignant moments in the life of a widow and her struggle for acceptance.Then, Math ke Raaste Mein Ek Din has been adapted by a story written by Satish Aalekar and has been translated by Seema Mittal. The stage show will be directed by Suresh Bharadwaj and will be presented by Aakar Kala Sangam. Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Tere brings the story of author Faiz Ahmed Faiz, which features the biography and struggle of his journey. It is a musical drama of 90 minutes written by Parvez Ahmad and directed by Lokendra Trivedi. The fifth and the final day will showcase a play, Shayar…Shutter Down. Written and directed by Tripuarari Sharma.DETAILAt: Shriram Center, Mandi HouseWhen: 10 – 14 DecemberTiming: 6.30pm onwardslast_img read more

Get your home festive ready

first_imgWith Dussehra and Diwali round the corner, get your home festive ready with thorough cleaning, cushions in silk, chanderi or zari embroidered fabrics, fresh flowers and scented candles, suggest experts. Here are some of the ideas on how you can decorate your home tastefully: Use traditional hand-crafted fabrics and prints. Silks, chanderi, fabrics with batik or block prints and zari embroidery are all the rage. You can also add some traditional carpets.Use copper and brass crockery when guests come calling.Add mirrors with embellished or copper-toned frames to add a little bling to your interiors.Instead of painting the whole house, use one prominent wall and paint it with a pretty motif or adorn it with a decal or wall hanging to add to the festive spirit.Good lighting can easily set the right mood. Light up your home in layers with some ornate lighting fixtures and lamps. Highlight a wall by painting it in cheerful earthy warm hues like solar yellow, rustic red and emerald green.Fresh flowers and scented candles are ideal for those who want to keep the decor understated.Ensure your towels, napkins, table runner and door mats are in the same vibrant shade to keep symmetry going.last_img read more

259 people have died from doing this one thing we all do

first_img Share Tags: Other, Selfies 259 people have died from doing this one thing we all do while on vacation Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Travelweek Group center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by TORONTO — People will do anything to capture the perfect shot while on vacation, but at what cost?According to a new global study by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, ‘selfie’ deaths are on the rise, with 259 deaths reported in 137 incidents from October 2011 to November 2017. There were only three selfie-related deaths in 2011, but that number spiked to 98 in 2016 and 93 in 2017.Drowning, transport and falling were the top reasons for deaths caused by selfies, which is defined as any accidental death that occurs while doing self-photography or clicking selfies.“Selfie deaths have become an emerging problem and we performed this study to assess the epidemiology of self-related deaths across the globe,” said the report.The organization inputted keywords such as ‘selfie deaths’, ‘selfie accidents’ and ‘‘mobile death/accidents’ when gathering data. It found that the mean age of people who’ve died was 22.94 years, with 72.5% of total deaths occurring in males and 27.5% in females.More news:  Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?Where are selfies most dangerous? Russia, United States and Pakistan.The report also stated that “this is just the tip of the iceberg”, with many cases not being reported. For example, certain deaths due to selfies may be reported as road traffic accidents or others, which leads to underreporting of a large number of cases.In September 2018, a California woman fell to her death while taking selfies on the edge of a 200-foot cliff at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. In that same month, an Israeli teen also fell to his death while trying to take a selfie at Yosemite National Park.In June, an Australian couple fell to their deaths while taking a selfie on a 30-metre high wall in Portugal. And in May of this year, a man in Odisha, India tried to take a selfie with a wounded bear and was mauled to death.To keep click-happy tourists safe, researchers suggest the creation of ‘No selfie zones’ areas in places such as water bodies, mountain peaks and tall buildings.last_img read more

Sea disputes NKorea in spotlight at ASEAN summit

first_imgThe 10-nation bloc is scrambling to beat a deadline to transform the strikingly diverse region of 600 million people into a European Union-like community by the end of 2015.About 77 percent of the work to turn the bustling region into a single market and production base, first laid out in a 2007 blueprint, have been done, according to a draft statement to be issued after the summit. The document did not detail what still needed to be done.The statement, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press on Monday, would reaffirm the ASEAN leaders’ commitment to ensure the peaceful resolution of South China Sea conflicts in accordance with international law “without resorting to the threat or use of force.”They would call for “the early adoption of a code of conduct in the South China Sea,” referring to a legally binding pact ASEAN would like to forge with China to replace a 2002 nonaggression accord that has failed to stop territorial skirmishes.China, Taiwan and ASEAN members Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam have overlapping claims across the South China Sea, which Beijing claims in its entirety. The Philippines and Vietnam in particular have been at odds with China over the region in recent years, with diplomatic squabbles erupting over oil and gas exploration and fishing rights. Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Comments   Share   Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation A tense standoff last year between Chinese and Filipino ships over the fishing-rich Scarborough Shoal is unresolved.The Philippine vessels withdrew, but China has refused to pull out its three surveillance ships and remove a rope blocking Filipino fishermen from a Scarborough lagoon.In January, the Philippines challenged China’s massive territorial claims before an arbitration tribunal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in a daring legal step that China has ignored. The tribunal has to appoint three more of five arbiters by Thursday, then start looking into the complaint if it decides it has jurisdiction.A pre-summit meeting by ASEAN foreign ministers in Brunei two weeks ago was dominated by concerns over the territorial disputes and ended with a call for an early conclusion of a nonaggression pact with China, Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said.But Chinese officials have not clearly indicated when they would be ready to discuss the proposed accord.The territorial issue has threatened ASEAN’s unity. Cambodia, a China ally, refused to have the issue mentioned in a post-ministerial statement when it hosted the meetings last year. That drew protests from Vietnam and the Philippines, and ASEAN ended up not issuing an after-conference communique for the first time in the bloc’s 45-year history. BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) – Worried that long-seething rifts could escalate over the South China Sea, Southeast Asian leaders are expected this week to press China to agree to start negotiations on a new pact aimed at thwarting a major clash in one of the world’s busiest waterways.Concern over North Korea’s latest threats is also expected to gain attention over economic issues in the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, being held Wednesday and Thursday in Brunei’s capital of Bandar Seri Begawan. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement China has steadfastly refused to bring the disputes to the international arena, preferring to negotiate one on one with each rival claimant. It has also warned Washington not to intervene in the disputes.ASEAN, founded in 1967 as a bulwark against communism in the Cold War era, has often been caught in the crosscurrents of major conflicts. Currently, the bloc is walking a tightrope between a rising China and an America that is reasserting its status as an Asia-Pacific power.Both wield tremendous influence on ASEAN, which has become a battleground for political and security clout and export markets.Defense forces from all of ASEAN, along with eight other countries that include the United States and China, would hold for the first time three-day disaster response drills in Brunei in June to foster confidence among the multinational troops, the draft summit statement said.Brunei’s publicity-shy leader, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, has led the tedious legwork to avoid any major hitch in the ASEAN summits his tiny but oil-rich kingdom hosts this year.He has separately met with President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping ahead of this week’s summit. Last week, Bolkiah flew to Manila, partly to discuss the summit agenda with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Check your body, save your life When his gleaming Royal Brunei Air plane taxied to a red-carpet welcome at Manila’s airport, Philippine officials saw Bolkiah, who also heads his country’s defense forces, at the pilot’s seat.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   When defensive end Calais Campbell signed a four-year, $60 million contract to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, it left a huge hole on the Arizona Cardinals’ defense — both literally and figuratively.Although free agency is still in full swing and the draft isn’t for another month and a half, it is highly unlikely the Cardinals can find a player capable of replacing everything the 6-foot-8, 300-pounder brought to the table. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell (93) celebrates a defensive stop against the Green Bay Packers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Campbell made Second-Team All-Pro in 2016 after accounting for 63 tackles and eight sacks, and left Arizona second in franchise history for the latter category.For this reason, NFL media senior analyst Gil Brandt ranked Campbell among his list of 10 free agents former teams will miss the most.It’s hard to replace an athletic competitor who can thrive at defensive tackle and defensive end. If 2016 first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche can recover from a lost rookie season and play to his potential, or if Rodney Gunter can take a step, the loss of Campbell won’t be as great as it might seem now, aside from the veteran leadership Campbell is taking with him. Nkemdiche does have a lot of ability and quickness.As noted, the options to replace Campbell range from unproven to underwhelming.Nkemdiche recorded one tackle after the Cardinals took him with the 30th overall pick last year, and Gunter had 15 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his second season in the league.Josh Mauro recorded 32 tackles last season but failed to record a single sack in 15 games, while veteran defensive end Frostee Rucker is still a free agent.Campbell’s interior presence also diverted attention away from outside linebackers Markus Golden and Chandler Jones, who finished with 12.5 and 11 sacks, respectively, and allowed Arizona to post a league-leading 48 sacks in 2017. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAfter extensive research with current and prospective guests around the world, travel partners and employees, the group determined there was an opportunity for Oberoi Hotels & Resorts to reinforce its leadership position among global luxury hotel brands in order to continue to grow and be successful.With a deep belief and commitment to its guests, the company thought who better to guide it into the future than the guests themselves, thus initiating a journey of brand rediscovery for Oberoi.In the research carried out, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts learnt that it is the warmth, the kindness and the sincerity in the way that the group takes care of its guests’ needs that inspires trust and loyalty.As part of the branding initiative, the hotelier also revisited its identity to ensure that it reflects those values, and has consequently introduced the ‘Oberoi Sun’. “It translates the warmth, energy and sense of wellbeing that our guests experience. This is the promise that each one of us at Oberoi makes,” the company said.“We travelled across our hotels and resorts to film the Oberoi experience – from pristine beaches to snowcapped mountains, from serene lakes to bustling cities – with the only constant being our wonderful people and our promise to always place our guests first and foremost in everything that we do.”Oberoi Hotels & Resorts has also launched a new website that mirrors its hotels and resorts. See oberoihotels.com.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Doctors on strike at Makarios hospital over training students Update 2

first_imgState doctors went on a three-hour strike at Makarios hospital in Nicosia on Monday to protest the health ministry’s decision to train students from University of Cyprus’ (UCy) medical school in public hospitals.The work stoppage, by state doctors’ union Pasyki and the doctors’ branch of civil servants’ union Pasydy, began at 10am, after the dean of the UCy’s medical school Zacharias Zachariou went to the Makarios hospital to assume duties at the children’s surgery clinic, as part of the cooperation agreement between the UCy and the health ministry.Both unions are against the cooperation agreement between the ministry and the university.Union representatives told state broadcaster CyBC that Zachariou told them he had nothing to discuss with them as his presence there was a cabinet decision.“The (agreement) rules stipulate that I am to assume duties and supervise half the doctors of the paediatric surgery clinic,” Zachariou said. He added that the three doctors that were placed under his supervision did not participate in the strike.The head of Pasydy’s doctors branch Agathocles Christophides said that both unions decided to go ahead with the three-hour work stoppage after Zachariou refused to leave.“We agreed that his presence cannot be accepted unless a dialogue is initiated in good faith,” Christophides said. Pasydy’s rep raised an issue of state doctors being unfavourably treated due to this agreement.He added that according to the agreement each hospital department will have two heads – the existing manager and a university doctor – while the latter will also have under his or her supervision a number of medical staff of the department.“The university doctor will take three to four physicians from the already understaffed clinic which will be under his supervision. This will create chaos,” he said.But the problem was also the huge difference in salaries as university doctors’ annual income will be more than three times that of state doctors.“There cannot be in the same work place a doctor earning €180,000 per year and the other €50,000,” Christophides said.He added that according to the agreement, academic doctors will receive their university salaries, half the salary of a public hospital department head, be allowed to keep a private practice, be paid extra for surgeries, be allowed to take sabbatical leave for research, and will also be entitled to funding for research programmes.“We as civil servants are not,” he said.“This is a series of irregularities the ministry must look into”.He added that at the moment no medical students are scheduled to receive training at the Makarios hospital’s pediatric surgery clinic and that they are expected to arrive in two years when they are in their sixth year in school.“What’s the rush? There is time for dialogue.”The head of Pasyki Soteris Koumas said that state hospitals were ready to receive medical school students but the ministry should have frozen the part of the agreement concerning the arrival of university doctors in state hospitals to assume duties until it had been discussed by all parties.“The agreement is not a law. It is a decision taken by the cabinet which has provisions that are against the existing law on state hospitals and the civil service. These changes need to be regulated by law,” Koumas said.Meanwhile, Zachariou is persona non grata to some of the doctors at the hospital because of his alleged connection to a €500,000 scandal for which a number of hospital staff are still under investigation.“Zachariou’s previous stint at the paediatric clinic in 2012 was very traumatic for some as it concerns a €500,000 scandal for which some were referred for disciplinary and administrative probes, and some are still under prosecution,” children’s surgeon Efthymios Tsimitanides said.The scandal, for which the then executive director of the Makarios hospital, Dr Petros Matsas, and four other staff members were under investigation, concerned the alleged misuse of the services of Zachariou who was called in as a private doctor to perform a number of operations and examinations for which he charged more than €420,000.The investigation into the services of Zachariou follow an agreement between the health ministry and the doctor in 2012 for him to treat patients at the hospital to reduce the number of children being sent abroad for operations. The investigation is looking into whether some of the calls for his services were unnecessary and irregular.Following the work stoppage, both unions were to meet with the medical school and Health Minister Giorgos Pamboridis to discuss their grievances. No problems were reported due to the work stoppage.You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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