“In June, we’re talking about the Iron Bowl?” Finebaum said. “I don’t really hear anybody talking about that. The LSU game has been promoted as the biggest game on Alabama’s schedule since 2011. That game doesn’t measure up. We hype that game every year. We get a pretty similar result.”In fairness to Auburn, they did win the Iron Bowl in 2017, but since Saban took over, the Tigers are just 4-8 against their in-state rivals.As for LSU, they haven’t beaten Alabama since 2011, and haven’t come particularly close to doing so since 2014.Maybe Finebaum has a point here. TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 24: Jamel Dean #12 of the Auburn Tigers nearly intercepts this pass intended for Jerry Jeudy #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)It is no secret that Alabama has dominated the SEC for the most part under Nick Saban. The Crimson Tide have been the top program in the league over the last 10 seasons.According to ESPN’s Paul Finebaum, that has meant bad news for ‘Bama’s rivals. In fact, the longtime SEC media personality isn’t sure the Crimson Tide even have peers that come close to them right now.Speaking with Mark Heim and Lee Shirvanian on “The Opening Kickoff” on WNSP-FM 105.5 yesterday, Finebaum said the two biggest games for Alabama this season are not currently on the schedule. They are Georgia in the SEC title game and Clemson in the national title game.Additionally, Finebaum said Georgia is the closest thing Alabama has to an in-conference rival right now because the Crimson Tide have left everyone else “in the dust,” including traditional rivals Auburn and LSU.
Australian Cricketers’ Association unsure about extensive use of stump microphonesBanter and sledging caught at stump mic has been a regular feature of the ongoing India vs Australia series.advertisement Press Trust of India MelbourneDecember 28, 2018UPDATED: December 28, 2018 16:27 IST India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant and Tim Paine were involved in a hilarious banter on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTim Paine has had a banter with Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant in the Boxing Day TestPaine also sledged Murali Vijay during the second Test in PerthRishabh Pant’s banter behind the stumps took centre stage during the Adelaide TestThe Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) has expressed concerns over the use of stump microphones, with its chief Alistair Nicholson saying it doesn’t want players to get unnecessary sanctions for “unintentional and accidental” on-field conversations.According to media reports here, the ACA has already aired its reservations on stump microphones to broadcasters.The ACA said it’s not against the use of stump mics but wants clarity over the “rules of engagement”.”I wouldn’t say we’re not happy. (Players are) aware things can potentially unintentionally be picked up whether it’s accidental swearing or things like that,” Nicholson was quoted as saying by Melbourne-based radio station ‘SEN’.”We’re conscious we don’t necessarily want players to be slapped with code-of-conduct fines when they really are working as hard as they can to bring that element of the game through that we’ve never had.”It’s more caution than negativity but very much wanting to embrace it.”The stump microphones have captured some interesting conversations between the Indian and Australian players during the ongoing Test series, the most notable among them being the fiery exchange between visiting captain Virat Kohli and his counterpart Tim Paine during the second Test in Perth.Also Read | Tim Paine trolls Rishabh Pant: MS Dhoni back in the ODI side, want to play for Hobart?Also Read | Rohit Sharma responds to Tim Paine’s IPL banter: If he gets a hundred, we’ll buy himAlso Read | Paine challenges Rohit to hit a six, vows allegiance to Mumbai IndiansAlso Read | You seriously cannot like Virat Kohli as a bloke: Tim Paine tells Murali VijayAlso Read | Not everyone here is Pujara: Rishabh Pant taunts Australia batsmen in AdelaideAlso See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow Australian Cricketers’ AssociationFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Tim PaineFollow Rishabh Pant
Legislation that toughens the consequences for people caught driving with a blood-alcohol level between .05 and .08 comes into effect Tuesday, Oct. 26. “On average, 22 Nova Scotians a year are killed on our roads due to impaired driving,” said Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “These deaths are 100 per cent preventable and this legislation will help keep our roads and communities safer” Currently, people who register between .05 and .08 on a roadside alcohol screening test receive a 24-hour licence suspension. Under the new law, licence suspensions will increase to seven days for a first offense, 15 days for a second and 30 days for a third. People will also be required to pay a licence reinstatement fee. For more information on the legislation and to see the advertisements, visit the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal website at www.gov.ns.ca/tran.
Pennsylvania’s ban on continuously chaining dogs has passed the state Senate — but it can’t move forward until the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), facilitates formal discussion of the bill.That’s why last week, television icon and lifelong Republican Bob Barker sent Rep. Marsico a letter on PETA’s behalf stressing the urgent need for the tethering ban.“Studies show that continuous chaining makes dogs more likely to attack, sometimes fatally. Tragically, the victims are often children,” writes Barker. “In response to these humane and public-safety concerns, nearly 20 states have passed tethering laws. It’s time for Pennsylvania to follow suit and protect the most vulnerable among us: our companion animals and our children.”PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” — notes that dogs who are chained outdoors are forced to endure all weather extremes, and these highly social pack animals spend their entire lives alone, eating, sleeping, and eliminating in the same few square feet of space. A study co-authored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that chained dogs are nearly three times as likely to attack as dogs who are not tethered.
London: A UK High Court has rejected Vijay Mallya’s application for permission to appeal against his extradition order, in a setback to the embattled liquor tycoon who is wanted in India on alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to Rs 9,000 crores.The 63-year-old former Kingfisher Airlines boss had filed the application seeking “leave to appeal” in the High Court after UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid signed off on a Westminster Magistrates’ Court order for his extradition to face the Indian courts back in February. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”The application for permission to appeal was refused by Mr Justice William Davis on 05/04/2019,” said a spokesperson for the UK Judiciary. “The appellant (Mallya) has five business days to apply for oral consideration. If a renewal application is made, it will be listed before a High Court judge and dealt with at a hearing,” the spokesperson said. Mallya’s “leave to appeal” application had been passed on to a single judge, who was to make a decision on the basis of papers submitted as part of the appeals process. Now that the “judge on papers” application has been rejected by Justice Davis, Mallya has the option to “renew his application for permission to appeal” by this Friday. The renewal process will lead to a brief oral hearing during which Mallya’s legal team and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on behalf of the Indian government will renew their respective claims for and against an appeal for a judge to determine if it can proceed to a full hearing. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”If he (Mallya) does so (applies for renewal), there will be an oral hearing at which the Administrative Court (High Court) will consider whether or not to grant permission to appeal,” a CPS spokesperson said. While this effectively means that the appeal process in the case is not at an end, the latest decision does move the case one step further in favour of Mallya’s extradition to India. The latest ruling marks a fresh legal setback for the UB Group chief, who just last week offered to curtail his “lavish” lifestyle to satisfy numerous Indian banks trying to recoup some of the nearly 1.145 billion pounds owed to them as a result of the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines’ unpaid loans. Mallya is required by court order to live within an “ordinary living expenses allowance” of a maximum of 18,325.31 pounds a week, which he offered to cut down to around 29,500 pounds a month during a separate UK High Court hearing last week. However, a consortium of 13 Indian banks led by State Bank of India (SBI) did not agree to his offer as they seek access to nearly 260,000 pounds in an ICICI Bank current account in his name in London. The judge in that case, Master David Cook, has reserved his judgment on an interim court order and is expected to pronounce his final ruling in the coming weeks. “Dr Mallya continues to do all he can to support a court process in India, which should see creditors paid off in full,” said Jonathan Isaacs, partner at DWF Law LLP the firm representing Mallya in the case against the Indian banks related to a worldwide freezing order. Mallya has been based in the UK since March 2016 and remains on bail on an extradition warrant executed by Scotland Yard in April 2017. At the end of a year-long extradition trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London last December, Judge Emma Arbuthnot had ruled that the “flashy” billionaire had a “case to answer” in the Indian courts.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) delivered wheat flour to 30 Gaza bakeries, enabling them to bake bread for civilians who are finding it increasingly difficult to access food. Amid the recent hostilities, only 12 out of 47 bakeries were functioning earlier this week. WFP-contracted bakeries can now produce 5,000 3-kilogramme bread parcels per day, but it is difficult to get the bread from the bakeries to the people who need it most, the agency noted in a news release.The violence that began on 27 December has killed an estimated 680 people so far and wounded over 3,000, according to reports cited as credible by UN officials, who have repeatedly stressed the need for an immediate halt to the fighting and humanitarian access to assist those affected. WFP has reached more than 50,000 people from its regular caseload of 265,000 non-refugee Palestinians in Gaza. It stressed that while it has food stocks in Gaza, it is vital to ensure that all crossing points into Gaza are re-opened to ensure food assistance over the coming months. Essential humanitarian supplies were already in short supply in Gaza before the military operation began because Israel kept border crossings into the area closed, citing rocket and other attacks by Gaza militants.Some 150 trucks carrying about 4,500 tons of WFP food have been waiting for several days to deliver into Gaza at the southern Kerem Shalom crossing point, which is currently the only available crossing point from Israel into Gaza. The agency welcomed the Israeli announcement on Wednesday of a three-hour daily ceasefire from 7 January, as a first step towards creating the necessary “breathing space” to resume full-scale distributions. Yesterday’s three-hour ceasefire provided a small window of opportunity for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to release essential pre-positioned supplies for delivery to families in Gaza, including 560 family water kits and 5 health kits. “The ceasefire is a first small step in addressing the urgent needs of children caught in the conflict, but a great deal more needs to be done to protect the vulnerable, including children, and an immediate and durable cease-fire by all parties is the only means by which their urgent needs can be met,” the agency said in a news release.UNICEF noted that many Gazans have fled their homes, seeking shelter with friends, relatives or in schools, while others are sleeping in the cold. Parents say children have had very little sleep and they show the common signs of trauma including severe anxiety, bed wetting, loss of appetite and general malaise.The agency is working with child protection partners to produce and broadcast radio and television messages designed to help parents keep their children as safe as possible and to enable them to identify and manage symptoms of distress. In addition, five UNICEF-supported psychosocial teams, each composed of 20-30 social workers, psychologists, lawyers and volunteers, are on standby to conduct emergency home and hospital visits, and provide psychosocial and socio-legal assistance as soon as access is possible and security permits.According to information received by UNICEF, over a million Gazans – approximately 75 per cent of the total population – do not have electricity. In addition, hospitals are struggling to function, with the availability of fuel – needed to keep generators running – at precariously low levels. Gaza’s water and sewage system is also on the verge of collapse due to the lack of fuel and power.UNICEF is working closely with partners to stockpile drugs and supplies to meet needs in coming months and to move them to the affected area. Supplies ranging from family hygiene kits, water purification tablets and emergency education material are already on route from UNICEF country offices in the region.“The health services in Gaza, already depleted and fragile, are on the point of collapse if steps to support and protect them are not taken immediately,” UN World Health Organization (WHO) warned today in a statement. The agency added that three mobile clinics were damaged amid the fighting on Monday, during which new specialized medical equipment was destroyed. The ongoing violence has also meant that many health workers have not been able to reach their workplaces. In addition, the capacity of emergency rooms and intensive care units to treat the injured is quickly being overwhelmed.Reports from the Palestinian Ministry of Health say that 21 medical personnel were killed during the military operation and 30 more injured, and 11 ambulances were hit, WHO said.Meanwhile, the International Labour Office (ILO) has voiced its deep concern about the impact of the violence on workers and their families, “who have lived through the hardships of long months of closures and are now exposed to the devastation of a war situation.” Even before the recent turmoil, Gaza had the highest unemployment rate in the world, the agency noted in a news release. It joined calls for an immediate ceasefire and the need to permit access to emergency humanitarian supplies and assistance. “Of special urgency are essential food, water and medical supplies, fuel for electricity generation and cash for the payment of civil servants. These have to be promptly followed by emergency social protection and employment measures,” the agency stated. 8 January 2009Despite the violence in Gaza, where a military operation Israel says it launched in response to Hamas rocket attacks has been ongoing for two weeks, United Nations agencies are delivering vital supplies to civilians caught up in the deadly conflict.
Increased aid to Palestinian refugees would contribute to stability and hope in the Middle East even as a final, just and practical solution to the problem is sought with renewed vigour after recent positive developments, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.Recent developments in the region, particularly the Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip, gave rise to new hope that the peace process could be put back on track, Mr. Annan told the hosts and donors of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the main organization for humanitarian aid to those refugees, at their meeting in Amman Jordan.That had not yet happened, he noted, saying that all interested parties must try to ensure that this period of hope does not end, as others had, in bitter disappointment.”As we do that, the work of UNRWA and what it represents to the four generations of Palestine refugees is indispensable,” he said in the message, delivered by Ms. Karen Koning AbuZayd, Commissioner-General of UNRWA.Paying tribute to both the resourcefulness of the refugees and the generosity of the donors, he said that “UNRWA’s programmes in education, health care, microfinance and other aspects of human development have ensured that the basic humanitarian and human development needs of the refugees are addressed, and have given them hope that their plight is not forgotten.”Marking the fact that the meeting was taking place in Jordan, Mr. Annan reiterated his sympathy for the family of those killed and wounded in the suicide bombings of three Amman hotels one week ago.”Such acts can never be condoned, but must incite us all to confront terrorism and work for peaceful solutions to conflict, in the Near East and throughout the world,” he said.Later today, after a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Mr. Annan reiterated his call for international support, in the context of the agreement on Gaza access that was signed with Israel yesterday.“As you know, the Quartet and the United Nations have been working very closely with President Abbas to assist in this process,” he said. “And I think it is important that the international community maintain its assistance and interest in this problem.” Praising Mr. Abbas, Mr. Annan reported that the President affirmed that reforms of the Authority will go forward and elections will proceed as planned, with assistance from the UN.Mr. Annan also had a short trilateral meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom. He congratulated them for reaching yesterday’s agreement and said he hoped that all sides will press ahead with implementing it, adding: “This is only a beginning of better days to come.”
On 3 October 2016, two boys eat in a church in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, a neighbourhood to the east of the capital Port-au-Prince, where they took shelter from Hurricane Matthew. Photo: UNICEF/Bahare Khodabande “This is a very powerful and slow-moving [storm], making its potential impacts bigger. In Haiti, it could be potentially catastrophic,” Clare Nullis, spokesperson for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) told reporters at the regular bi-weekly press briefing in Geneva. She added that while Haiti is the most vulnerable of all the islands in the path of Hurricane Matthew and the most exposed, other islands such as Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas would also face risks. According to WMO, the eye of Matthew is forecast to move near eastern Cuba later today, and move near or over portions of the south-eastern and central Bahamas overnight and Wednesday, and approach the north-western Bahamas Wednesday night. With maximum sustained winds near 145 mph (230 km/h), with higher gusts, Matthew is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through at least Wednesday night. As for Haiti, which continues to struggle with food insecurity, the country remains vulnerable while recovering from the 2010 earthquake, with 55,000 people still living in shelters. The sustained winds could raze its poorly built houses to the ground. Meanwhile, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are mobilizing resources to aid the people of Haiti. “Our priority is to support the governments’ interventions to save lives and meet the food needs of the most vulnerable and food insecure people affected,” said Miguel Barreto, WFP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, who added that the agency is mobilizing its emergency staff and resources to deploy in the wake of the storm. In addition, WFP has arranged enough food supplies to feed 300,000 people for a month. Valuable stockpiles have been allocated to primary locations, with a prompt access to remote areas if needed. For its part, along with food supplies, UNICEF is also preparing life-saving aid for 10,000 people in Haiti. Marc Vincent, UNICEF Representative in Haiti, described the hurricane as “the worst storm Haiti has seen in decades.” He also expressed concerns regarding access to enough safe water and the high risk of water-borne diseases in children. According to UNICEF, less than 20 per cent of people in Haiti have access to proper sanitation, while almost half of the population utilizes unsafe water resources. Such unsanitary conditions and water damage might increase the number of cholera cases in the region.
The UK motor industry’s Budget submission to the Chancellor calls for measures to encourage recovery, assist business growth and boost consumer confidence. SMMT expects consistent growth across the automotive sector by 2012 but to ensure and sustain this, positive government action is essential. Corporate measures:To promote business growth, government should:· Continue to put pressure on banks and the finance community to improve access to working capital, investment finance and credit guarantees.· Restructure the R&D tax credits regime to make it work better for high value manufacturing and incentivise increased R&D spending by the automotive industry in the UK.· Enhance the Capital Allowances system to acknowledge the capital intensity, global footing and cyclical risks of the automotive sector.· Review Business Rates to ease regulatory costs on the manufacturing sector and make UK operations internationally competitive.· Provide greater clarity on how environmental taxes and commitments are applied to businesses to retain competitiveness.· Realise the growth opportunities from international trade, exports and inward investment by adopting a consistent trade policy that supports manufacturing.· Attract international investment and help UK-based businesses to compete on a global playing field by making sure tax regulations are globally competitive.· Build on UK engineering and academic excellence by working to integrate university and industry research and development.· Support the work of the Automotive Council by improving coordination of public and private activities and supporting its recommendation for the sector in policies and programmes. “The manufacturing sector is leading economic recovery and government must use this Budget to sustain and enhance this position,” said SMMT Chief Executive, Paul Everitt. “This Budget comes at a critical time for UK automotive and we’re urging government to deliver the right mix of supportive policies to secure sustainable growth and strengthen the role of the UK as leading developer, producer and exporter of automotive products. Better targeted and strategic use of existing policies, funding instruments and business taxation will help automotive manufacturers and suppliers in the UK realise their potential and position the UK at the forefront of future technology development.” SMMT called for certainty on motoring taxes, a freeze on fuel duty and measures to support business investment and access to finance. In its submission, the Society set out the steps it believes government should take to promote sustainable growth in the automotive sector as a key part of the UK’s economic recovery. Consumer measures:With a significant squeeze on business and household spending, SMMT recommended that government should:· Relieve the immediate financial pressure on businesses, fleet operators, hauliers and motorists by freezing fuel duty.· Deliver stability and certainty to motorists by not raising duties on vehicles beyond levels set in the 2010 Budget.· Remove the first year VED rate.· Urgently implement a scheme to incentivise the purchase of low carbon commercial vehicles.· Set out a durable and consistent set of measures or incentives to support the uptake of alternative fuels.· Put in place long-term commitments to support low carbon infrastructure development to enhance consumer and business confidence in low carbon technologies.· Consider a means of assessing VED for commercial vehicles based on age and environmental status to incentivise the adoption of the most efficient vehicles.· Remove the unjustified three percentage point penalty on diesel company cars. UK automotive represents around 3% of total GDP, accounts for two thirds of total manufacturing turnover and is the country’s largest sector in terms of export, generating around £24 billion in revenue. Typically achieving a turnover of around £50bn, employing over 700,000 people and producing an annual net value-added to the economy in excess of £10bn, the significance of the sector cannot be underestimated. In 2010 the industry spent £1.5bn on R&D in the UK.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Industry and government collaboration through the Automotive Council is setting the strategic agenda for competitiveness and growth in the automotive sector in the UK. SMMT suggests that the 2011 Budget should take up this strategic agenda and promote investment in capital equipment, R&D, low carbon technologies and skills. These measures, coupled with schemes to enhance the availability of finance and credit are crucial to reinforce the commitment of existing UK-based operations, while broadening the appeal of the UK and the automotive industry to new suppliers and investors.
Mining ventilation specialists, TLT MechCaL and TLT ACTOM have announced the launch of a combined TLT-Turbo Africa brand that “will offer clients across the African continent the combined expertise and innovation of these two industry leading firms.” TLT MechCaL and TLT ACTOM will now be known as a single entity; TLT-Turbo Africa. The new brand is line with the global identity of the German parent company to both firms, TLT-Turbo.“The re-branding of these separate entities will allow us to strengthen our offering across Africa,” says Managing Director, Luther Erasmus. “By combining our expertise and experience in the market we are able to scale our offering while leveraging the globally recognised TLT-Turbo brand.”Going forward, TLT-Turbo Africa will design, manufacture and install technology driven mining, industrial and power station fans and ventilation systems governed by a solutions driven approach. “We have been field proven to provide holistic ventilation solutions that are able to meet the challenges of the African market. Our high efficiency designs are able to outperform other products on the market while reducing CO2 emissions and achieving incredible power savings,” Erasmus explains.TLT-Turbo Africa’s products and systems are suited for applications in mine ventilation, energy, thermal power plants, steelmaking and steel processing, chemical and petrochemical industrial processes, cement production, waste incineration, tunnel ventilation, wind tunnels and test stands. Fans and ventilation systems for these applications will be available under TLT-Turbo Africa’s mining solutions, industrial solutions and power station solutions offering.In addition to the range of solutions, TLT-Turbo Africa will also deliver turnkey installation, after sales support and maintenance, and engineering services to provide a customised approach for each client.TLT MechCaL was recently announced as becoming a global Composites Centre of Excellence (COE) for the TLT-Group and this will be preserved under the new brand in order to keeping driving research and development into the use of composites to produce more efficient ventilation product designs. “We will be able to leverage the fact that TLT MechCaL is a global composite Centre of Excellence so that our clients see the full benefits of the technological advancements that TLT MechCaL has consistently produced over the past decade,” Erasmus explains. All ventilation products that utilise TLT MechCaL composite components and designs will be branded as M-Series fans under the TLT-Turbo Africa offering.“Marketing ourselves as a single entity under the TLT-Turbo Africa brand positions us to expand our footprint and leadership in the industry both in Africa and worldwide because we have unique innovations and product advancements that can now be applied to the full range of products offered by both TLT MechCaL and TLT ACTOM,” says Erasmus.
Total War: Rome II is set to be released on September 3rd. Until then you’ll just have to salivate over the panoramas. The upcoming Total War: Rome II has gamers excited not just because of the jumbo sized real-time strategy gameplay, but because the developers keep teasing us with insane ultra high-resolution panoramic screenshots. The Total War team has just assembled a new screen depicting the Battle of The Nile. It’s a single 30000 x 4087 image file rendered entirely in the game engine. Can your monitor handle it? Probably not, but you will still be able to play the game at wussy lower resolutions.The Total War panoramic hub page contains several insane battle scenes created inside Rome II. The new Battle of The Nile image contains an incredible amount of detail. There are war elephants heading into battle, huge assemblies of troops, and ships off in the distance.You can download the full image file, which clocks in at 80.3MB, or use the image viewer on the panoramic hub page. The online viewer is probably safer for some computers — an 80MB jpeg takes a few seconds to load on a fast system.The online viewer lets you pan and zoom to check out the crazy level of detail. You can zoom in and out with the scroll wheel, but give the image a moment to render the full detail before you zip over someplace else — even tiny smudges of soldiers way in the background have detail when you zoom in. Make sure to check out the previous panorama too. The massacre of Teutoberg Forest is rendered at 30000 x 9785.Rome II might technically be capable of rendering at this resolution, but that’s more a reflection of the engine’s power. The system specs have been released, and they’re high, but not such that you’ll be playing at 30000 x 4087.Minimum:OS: XP/ Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8Processor:2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processorMemory: 2GB RAMGraphics:512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card (shader model 3, vertex texture fetch support).DirectX®:9.0cHard Drive: 35 GB HD spaceScreen Resolution: 1024×768 Recommended:OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8Processor:2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater)Memory: 4GB RAMGraphics:1024 MB DirectX 11 compatible graphics card.DirectX®:11Hard Drive:35 GB HD spaceScreen Resolution: 1920×1080
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Meet the author of the novel Katavoles, and many more novels and poetry books, at the first Book Club for the year 2014 that takes place at the Greek Bilingual Bookshop in Sydney. Local author Yota Krili has been an author for many years of fiction, history and poetry in both English and Greek. This March, she will be presenting her newest book Katavoles, a historical novel written in Greek. Entry of $5 includes coffee, tea and biscuits. Wine available for sale. When: Friday, 7 March, at 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start. Where: Greek Bilingual Bookshop, 837 New Canterbury RD, Hurlstone Park, Sydney For more information contact (02) 9559 4424
Victoria’s Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee once again honoured the role of Lemnos in Australia’s Anzac story at St Kilda’s historic cemetery last Saturday.The commemoration took place as part of the annual commemorative service conducted by the City of Port Philip to honour the service of Australia’s first Victoria Cross winner, Albert Jack.The event is always well attended, with various services; commemorative, parliamentary, community and family representatives taking part, with some 100 or so people coming together at the grave of Albert Jacka.It was my honour to take part in the service by laying a wreath – assisted by Committee member Malcolm MacDonald – on behalf of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee.The Committee has taken part in this service for a number of years, in recognition of not only Albert’s service on the northern Aegean Island of Lemnos during his Gallipoli service but that of Staff Nurse Clarice Daley and Sergeant Ernest Lawrence who also both served on Lemnos in 1915-16, who are also buried in this Cemetery. Committee member Malcolm MacDonald remarked on the fact that these soldiers and nurses were just ordinary men and women volunteering for service in an extraordinary time.“They came from all walks of life – labourers and clerks, doctors and lawyer, nurses and school teachers, mechanics and cooks – and found themselves facing and meeting the challenge of war. In honouring their service, we recognize the role of all of those who served on Lemnos, at Gallipoli and indeed the whole First World War,” Malcolm said.Ange Kenos, President of the Essendon RSL and a Committee member, expressed how important it was for members of Melbourne’s Hellenic community to take part in these services, not only to honour the military service of these individuals but to remind everyone of the Hellenic component of their service.He urged Melbourne’s Hellenic community to attend future services.”Attendance at these events is a celebration of the multicultural cross-currents that bind our community together – through migration, the comradeship and terrible tragedies of war and in the building of new life in Australia. Recognizing the Hellenic connection to Anzac is an important part of this web of connections,” Ange said.The annual Albert Jacka commemorative service is held at St Kilda Cemetery every year on the second Sunday of January. The Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee takes part in this service and conducts its own service at the grave of Clarice and Ernest. These services are open to the publicRead more about Private Albert Jacka’s experience here: The life of Private Albert Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
L’électro-sensitivité, le 6e sens que nous avons perdu en évoluantDes chercheurs américains et britanniques ont mis en évidence, chez un ancêtre commun à tous les vertébrés, une capacité à détecter de faibles champs électriques. Un 6e sens qu’ont conservé certains poissons (les requins, notamment) et amphibiens, mais qu’ont perdu, au cours de l’évolution, reptiles, oiseaux et mammifères. Le poisson-spatule du Mississipi et l’axolotl du Mexique, une salamandre (amphibien), partagent, avec bien d’autres animaux, une faculté neurosensorielle, celle de déceler les faibles champs électriques dégagés par tous les êtres vivants : un véritable atout pour la chasse. Commune, donc, à certains vertébrés aquatiques et terrestres, cette faculté est-elle une convergence évolutive (une même adaptation d’origines biologiques différentes et donnée par la nature à deux lignées non apparentées) ou bien un caractère hérité d’un ancêtre commun ?À lire aussiCette vidéo retrace l’évolution de nos ancêtres en moins de 2 minutesPour répondre à cette question, Willy Bemis, professeur d’écologie et de biologie évolutive à l’Université Cornell (États-Unis) et Melinda Modrell, neurobiologiste à l’Université de Cambridge (Royaume-Uni), ont compilé et étudié les résultats de 25 années d’études sur ces deux espèces. La première représentant la lignée des quelque 30.000 vertébrés terrestres, la seconde représentant la lignée des poissons dits ‘à nageoire rayonnée’ (environ 30.000 espèces également), lignées qui se sont séparées il y a des centaines de millions d’années.Publiant leurs travaux le 11 octobre dans Nature Communications, les chercheurs ont alors constaté que, chez ces deux espèces, les électro-récepteurs se développent sur le même modèle, à partir du même tissu embryonnaire de la peau. Ceci confirme donc qu’il s’agit d’un système commun ancien, hérité d’un même ancêtre. Probablement un poisson marin prédateur vivant il y a 500 millions d’années, selon les auteurs. Tout comme les reptiles et les oiseaux, les mammifères (dont l’homme) n’ont pas conservé cet organe des sens au cours de leur histoire évolutive. Le 16 octobre 2011 à 13:14 • Maxime Lambert
By Mamour M. MbengaForoyaa has been informed by a close family source that Mr. Buba Ceesay, a Senior Customs Officer of the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA), has been released by National Intelligence Agency (NIA) headquarters in Banjul on 14 December, 2015 in the evening.Mr. Ceesay has spent 113 days in detention at NIA without charge, according to the family source.“He is now freed at last to reunite with his family after he was detained for more than three months,” he said joyfully.The source said the family is thankful to all those who in one way or the other have showed support and solidarity to them during that difficult time.It was earlier reported that Mr Ceesay, attached to the Banjul International Airport, was arrested on 24 August, 2015, while he was on the verge of travelling out of the country on a mission. The media report indicated that he had received a phone call from someone who asked him to immediately report at the airport and that upon his arrival he was picked up and later taken to the NIA head office in Banjul where he was held until his release on Monday.
MIAMI (WSVN) – A Miami-Dade Police motorman has been injured after crashing with a taxi cab on State Road 112, Monday afternoon.According to Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, the crash occurred near the commercial entrance to Miami International Airport, on the North Service Road, just before 1 p.m.Investigators said the crash caused the officer to fall off his motorcycle.Fire rescue responded to the scene. The police motorman was transported to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital with multiple injuries that were not life-threatening.The taxi cab driver was not injured.The officer, described by Zabaleta as a 19-year veteran, was on routine patrol at the time of the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
New Delhi: The Union government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officers Arvind Kumar and Samant Goel as the chiefs of the country’s top intelligence agencies – the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), respectively. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Samant Kumar Goel, IPS (PB: 84), Special Secretary, as Secretary, Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) vice A K Dhasmana on completion of his tenure on June 29, 2019 for a tenure of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the post, or until further orders, whichever is earlier,” an official release said. Also Read – Chinmayanand case: Woman tells Supreme Court she wants to stay in Delhi Advertise With Us The order appointing Kumar said: “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Arvind Kumar, IPS (AM: 84), Special Director, Intelligence Bureau as Director, Intelligence Bureau vice Rajiv Jain on completion of his tenure on June 30, 2019 for a tenure of two years from the date of assumption of charges of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier.” Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us According to government sources, Goel played an important role in planning the February 2019 Balakot air strikes following the Pulwama terror attack case, which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF troopers. He was also instrumental in planning the 2016 ‘surgical strikes’ carried out by the armed forces following the Uri terror attack. A 1984 batch IPS officer of the Punjab cadre, he had been instrumental in handling the Punjab militancy when it was at its peak in the 1990s and was also posted in Dubai and London. He was posted as in-charge consular affairs in Dubai and also in London. Advertise With Us Meanwhile, Kumar is considered to be an expert on Kashmir and is currently posted as IB’s Special Director in the state. He was also involved in tackling Left Wing Extremism at the IB. A 1984 batch IPS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, Kumar headed the IB in Bihar. Before that, he looked after its administration and inquiry branches.
X 00:00 /50:37 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. On Monday’s Houston Matters: Candidates for numerous local and statewide offices were able to file for the 2018 election as of Saturday (Nov. 11). We learn who’s filed already and discuss some recent political developments from over the weekend.Also this hour: Much has been made about potential rifts in the Republican party – schisms between fiscal and social conservatives, or divisions between ideological and pragmatic Republicans, and disagreement among moderates and hardline conservatives. But there’s far less attention being paid to potential rifts in the Democratic party. So, is the Democratic party any closer to a unified message than Republicans? And, if so, how much of that message is simply unification against the GOP?We talk it over with Jay Aiyer, political science professor at Texas Southern University and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast, and try to get some answers to these questions. Then: Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic answers your questions about the health of your beloved dog or cat. And Jeff Balke brings us the latest developments in Houston Sports. Share
Leon T. Andrews is a Ward 4 candidate for the D.C. Council. (AFRO File Photo)D.C. Council member Brandon Todd, an ally of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, is fighting a tougher than expected battle to keep his Ward 4 seat from a former opponent.The Democratic Party primary is June 14. Leon T. Andrews Jr., who competed in the April 23, 2015 special election to fill the seat vacated when Muriel Bowser was elected mayor, has emerged as Todd’s biggest threat.“There are huge contrasts between myself and the current council member,” Andrews said to a group of D.C. residents June 2. “The council representative isn’t representing the ward and doesn’t understand what the residents want or need. I want to implement policies in city hall that will impact the lives of our children.”Andrews said Ward 4 residents need “effective, competent leadership on the council, again.”Todd won the special election with 43 percent of the vote in a field that had 13 candidates. His closest competitor was labor activist Renee Bowser (no relation to Muriel Bowser) and Andrews came in third with 15 percent.Andrews is being supported by Renee Bowser and six of his former opponents: Douglass Sloan, Gwenellen Corley, Edwin W. Powell, Bobvala Tengen, Dwayne Toliver, and Acquentta Anderson. Sloan,the advisory neighborhood commissioner for district 4B09 in Ward 4, said Andrews will be a good council member for the ward. “Leon is committed to uniting Ward 4 and I hope to help him do so with my endorsement of his campaign,” he said. “I am confident that Ward 4 will have a strong, independent candidate that we will be proud of and Leon will fight tirelessly to ensure that Ward 4 remains the special place we call home.”Andrews has gained the support of TENAC, a citywide tenant’s association, Jews United for Justice, the D.C. Latino Caucus, D.C. for Democracy and the D.C. Nurses Association.Ronald Austin and Calvin Gurley Jr., are also in the Ward 4 race and ran in 2015. Austin told the AFRO that he has been involved in Ward 4 affairs for years and would be a better council member than either Todd or Andrews. “I have served on the neighborhood planning council, been the president of two civic associations, and served as a commissioner for 4B for six years,” Austin said. “Brandon Todd talks about constituent services but I was the constituent service director for Fenty when he was on the council and that is how he got elected mayor. Leon Andrews isn’t active in the community until election time, Brandon is a nice guy but he is over his head and Gurley runs for everything.”Todd tunes out his opponents and boasts of his endorsements from labor unions such as SEIU and AFSCME as well as business groups such as the District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee.“We are working hard for the people of Ward 4,” Todd said. “We have funded an elder law clinic at the David Clarke School of Law, we have increased funding for the creation of a new clean team that will clean up upper Georgia Avenue and we were able to secure $1 million in planning funds for Shepherd Elementary School. We are working hard to make sure that Ward 4 is the best that it can be.”