TIFFs Next Wave Film Festival promises diversity youthful energy timeless charm

first_imgTIFF’s hipper, more youthful sibling rolls into town this weekend, and promises to provide the city with stimulating, interactive entertainment and education for youth and adults alike.The Next Wave Film Festival boasts 19 carefully curated films that are free for humans under the age of 25 and priced at $11.50 to $14 for those with more years under their belt. It also includes panels with film-industry professionals — Oscar-nominated Moonlight cinematographer James Laxton will be holding a master class on Friday — as well as filmmaking workshops, tours of the TIFF Bell Lightbox studio, Q & As and even a fort to hang out in between movies.The entire festival is organized, programmed and promoted by 12 high school students — mostly girls — all passionate about different aspects of filmmaking processes and distribution. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “We all love film, and we come together from around the GTA and program the festival,” said Dasola Dina, a longtime Next Wave committee member and Grade 12 student. “We also help with youth outreach here at TIFF and provide a voice for other young people and their perspectives.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Maha 3 dead 4 injured in road mishap near Nashik

first_imgNashik: Three persons were killed after being hit by a multi-utility vehicle in Kalvan in Maharashtra’s Nashik district, police said. Among those dead in the incident, which happened early Monday, was a 13-year-old boy identified as Shubham Bapu Devre, an official said. “The four were walking towards Nandurigad to attend a fair. The identities of the other two deceased are not yet known. Four people were injured and are being treated in a local hospital,” he added. A case has been registered against the driver in Kalvan police station, he added.last_img read more

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Morocco What Every Woman Needs to Know

By  Noël LindquistTangier – Morocco’s reputation as a difficult destination for women precedes itself for a reason. I was forewarned and you probably will be too, but I didn’t let those warnings stop me and you shouldn’t either. Morocco is an incredibly enchanting nation, each city so different, distinct and delightful. Morocco is one of the most diverse nations on the African continent, with rugged mountains, the vast Saharan desert, southern valleys and gorges, miles of coastline that include both the Atlantic and Mediterranean, old medina city centres, souks, modern new cities and rural villages. It is a nation populated with Berbers, Arabs, Sahrawis, Gnawas, and is a nation of complexity and diversity, with a long and complicated history. Moroccans themselves are incredibly warm, welcoming and hospitable people. I cannot count how many times I’ve been verbally welcomed by Moroccans in my time living here, or how many times complete strangers have helped me. My first time taking an overnight train from Marrakech to Tangier – a city I’d never visited but was moving to – a Moroccan man helped me all the way to my accommodation upon arrival. This included loading my luggage in a taxi, getting me to the door of my destination, paying the fair, and buying my family dinner at an upscale Italian restaurant a few nights later. He was a true gentleman who was kind, generous, helpful and not seeking anything in return. Hospitality like this doesn’t occur everywhere.I am in love with Morocco and I will never for a minute regret moving here. When the day comes in which I must depart, I will leave with a sad and heavy heart. All that said, there is something you need to know if you are a woman and are considering moving to or traveling here. In my experience, I have found that some people react quite defensively to cultural criticisms of Morocco and, specifically the bad behavior of certain Moroccan men. They seem to take it personally and will respond with statements such as, “This isn’t a Moroccan problem specifically, it happens everywhere,” or “You shouldn’t group all Moroccan men together,” or “If it’s better in your country, why live here?” Yes, some of that is very true, but at best, those responses are deflective and unhelpful, and at worst, they fail to acknowledge the very real experiences women are having here. Morocco does, in fact, have a very real and very big problem. I am talking about street harassment.Street HarassmentStreet harassment is defined as a form of sexual harassment forced on a stranger in a public space without their consent. It includes catcalling, whistling, sexually explicit comments, sexist remarks, homophobic or transphobic slurs, groping, leering, stalking, flashing, sexual assault and rape. Street harassment limits people’s mobility and access to public spaces. It is a form of gender violence and it is a human rights violation.Street harassment is such a serious issue in Morocco and it hinders the quality of life for women in this country both local and foreign. It is my least favorite part of the culture here and I can tell you firsthand, in just a half-year, I’ve had countless incidents, certainly more than I care to admit. Let me preface this by stating that I am not a shy or coy person.I have strong opinions and a strong personality. I’ve traveled alone (prior to having my son) all over the world visiting four continents and over 20 countries. I can hold my own and I’m not afraid to advocate for myself or anyone else. I am non-Muslim, but I dress conservatively out of respect for the culture and choosing to live in a Muslim nation. This means jeans and dresses to my ankles and long sleeve shirts. No skirts, no spaghetti straps, no cleavage, and nothing too tight. Even so, Morocco wears on me in a way no other country ever has and it is, without question, the hardest place I have ever lived.I have never experienced this level of harassment or disrespect anywhere else in the world. It is constant and nearly daily, and after months of it, well, you just start feeling worn down, degraded, and frankly,  fucking. over. it. I do not get used to it and I certainly do not become numb to it and I’d like nothing more than for something serious to be done to eradicate it. In a nation that is 99% Muslim, that prides itself on strict reverence to family, high respect and regard for women, and modesty in behavior and dress, Morocco is far from faultless and has a long way to go on this issue.I would go so far as to say sexual harassment is endemic to Morocco. Not only is it widespread and rampant, it is largely culturally accepted as something that has always existed and will always exist. It is a cancer here and there is a very common mentality that it will not change because, well, men are men. And here’s the clincher: NO woman is immune from it. It does not matter your age, size, ethnicity or religion. Muslim, non-Muslim, foreigner, expat, mini skirt or hijab, married, unmarried, with children, without children, black, white, brown, young, old, every woman is likely to experience harassment of some kind, at some point, even women who are pregnant! So what kind of harassment are we talking about here?It comes in many forms including: catcalling, hissing, leering, staring, stalking, following, groping, whistling, winking, making unwanted sexual advances verbally or non-verbally, lewd language, domineering body language, and reacting aggressively when denied or challenged, sometimes to the point of physical violence.Personal IncidentsI have experienced more than my fair share of street harassment, most of which has occurred in broad daylight as I walked with my toddler son in his stroller. Allow me to illustrate:My ass was grabbed by an old man in Djemaa El Fna.My boob was aggressively grabbed by a minor boy about 10 years old as I walked to the Sunday vegetable market in Tangier.I’ve been followed by men in cars and taxis multiple times in multiple cities. They typically drive in a slow, stalkerish manner either just behind or beside me, often motioning for me to get into their vehicle or asking me to “come here”. Some have parked while I’ve gone into a shop and awaited my exit.I’ve been followed into shops a few times.I’ve had young boys make lewd comments as they pass me on motos and bicycles.I’ve been leered at, hissed at, stared at, winked at, more times than I can even count.I’ve had men approach me saying things like “nice, fat ass” and “nice boobs” and “I like your body” and “thank your mother for me.”A man followed me on the street as I walked for 15 minutes, then proceeded to flag down my taxi, get in the seat behind me and started asking questions. I got out of the cab five minutes later to shake him off. I did not want him knowing where I lived!A Jeep full of men were gawking and commenting as I walked to the post office one afternoon. I had my fill of it, flipped them off and yelled, “go fuck yourselves.” The driver immediately u-turned the Jeep and drove up beside me screaming at me. I yelled back, but it was aggressive and scary and perhaps could’ve turned into a nasty altercation.I’ve been followed home into my apartment complex late at night by a complete stranger.I’ve been directly propositioned for sex.A man approached my family in the medina in Marrakech. I felt he was a creepster so I didn’t engage with him, but my family member mistook his creepiness for friendliness and talked to him for a while. He followed us around and was quite insistent on helping us. I told him again and again we didn’t need his help. At 11 pm that night he showed up at our riad asking for us. Luckily management didn’t let him in.I was aghast! My family member had told him where we were staying! Never, ever do that! We ran into this guy a couple more times and he was always on us. The only way I could get him to leave us alone was to get in his face, threaten to report him to the police, and take his picture. That seemed to do the trick.I was solicited by a male sex worker while shopping in the medina in Asilah. He approached me from out of nowhere, spoke only in Spanish and said, “You are beautiful. I want to sleep with you. Come to my house. I do massage.” He showed me half-nude photos of himself on his phone, was very insistent, followed me for over 30 minutes and was very hard to shake off.My aggressors have ranged in age from about 10-years-old to men old enough to be my grandfather. If there is any benefit at all in not understanding Darija (Moroccan Arabic), it is that I am unable to understand the litany of things that have been hurled at me verbally.Why Is Sexual Harassment So Rampant?You may be wondering if it’s necessary to even discuss this and while it likely stems from numerous factors, I do think it’s important to dissect the causes so we can treat the symptoms and, in time, cure the disease. It is cultural? Is it because premarital sex is illegal in Morocco, punishable by imprisonment? Are men sexually frustrated as a result? Is it men’s way of flirting? Is it the sexually stifled reaction of a fairly conservative and modest culture? Is it because men traditionally dominated the public sphere and believe it is theirs to do as they please? It it due to widespread gender segregation resulting in lack of social interaction between the sexes? Do men simply not know how to socialize in appropriate ways with women? Is it because misogyny runs deep? Is it due to gender inequality? Is it because there is a lack of education surrounding women’s rights? Is it because there are no fully enforced sexual harassment laws in Morocco to protect women against it? Is it because Morocco is a fairly male-dominated society and men behave this way to assert that domination? It is purely to intimidate women? I’m afraid I cannot pinpoint a direct cause and it’s most likely a combination of all these things.There is no separation of religion and state in Morocco. In most Muslim-majority nations, various aspects of Sharia (Islamic Law) are incorporated. Islamic law, does in fact, form the political structure of Moroccan law including Moudawana, or Moroccan Family Law. Morocco has one of the most progressive family law codes, except for Tunisia, but for Moroccan feminists, it still has a way to go.Misogyny exists worldwide but it seems to run a little deeper in the MENA (Middle East, North Africa) and we cannot pussyfoot around the topic of religion if we are to address this subject entirely. In the Surah An-Noor (The Light, Noble Qur’an), Allah states: “Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty. That will make for greater purity for them. And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do. (24:30).In Islam, both men and women are encouraged to be modest in dress and behavior and respectful of one another. There isn’t an addendum that states: “If a woman isn’t dressed modestly, you are permitted to harass her because she clearly welcomes it.” I’m being facetious here, but I’ve actually heard Moroccan men say “women who dress immodestly want to be harassed.” Sexual harassment in Morocco is a cultural issue not a religious one, but it’s mighty hard to separate the two as religion heavily influences Moroccan culture.Muslim men take great pride in being Muslim and very few will admit to being non-practicing, but as long as they do not abide by the entirety of the Quran, aren’t they being religiously hypocritical? How many Moroccan men have harassed a woman at one point in their lives? If nearly every woman who has set foot on Moroccan soil experiences it, just how many men are really out there doing it?Dealing With InvalidationI’ve talked at length with women about sexual harassment (both Moroccan and foreign women living here, many of whom are married to Moroccan men, as well as some men, both foreign and local) and with the women ironically, it can turn into a very heated and contentious debate. There are always some who react defensively and invalidate the reality of it. Obviously racism, sexism and misogyny exist worldwide, but to diminish what is happening in Morocco truly does a disservice to women here. It’s never okay to trivialize, invalidate, or diminish someone’s experience yet it happens again and again here…by women! It’s also delusional because 9 out of 10 women in Morocco experience sexual harassment and that is a fact.I’ve come across a small but very vocal sect of women in Morocco who believe feminist ideals are nothing more than a modern form of western colonialism. That we white, “first-worlders” are imposing our enthnocentric values onto them and that western feminism has no place here. It becomes the all too common battle of Islam vs. the West. The “us” who are free vs. “them” who are oppressed. To me, that is not it at all and I think reducing it to those terms really misses the marrow. We are all women in the world and the fact is women in the world suffer inequalities in nearly every country on the planet based on socio-economics, gender, lack of equal access to education and opportunities, and diminished representation in positions of power whether governmental, political or financial.Whether a woman self-identifies as a feminist or not, I believe most women would agree that life in Morocco would be better for them if harassment didn’t exist and if there were laws to protect them against it. Most women would prefer to move freely in the public space without such rampant disrespect. That being said, I must also point out that there are some women who seem to enjoy the harassment and respond positively to it. By far they are the minority, but they do exist.I think it’s important to understand that the MENA is not without its own prominent, feminist movement with many Muslim women advocating for a gender revolution throughout the region. This includes the incredibly bright, courageous, and prolific Arab feminists (see Fatimma Mernissi (RIP), Mona Elthaway and Huda Sha’arawi) as well as the indigenous Amazigh who are steadfast in their fight to preserve their matriarchal traditions. These are fascinating women who have either pioneered the movement or are still very active today in Morocco and beyond. I encourage you to look into their work and movements because MENA and Arab feminism is an entire subject of its own.Some women have internalized sexism in Morocco, which to me is more disturbing than the street harassment. I’ve personally been called a racist and a colonizer by other women for A) criticizing men’s behavior and B) suggesting that “just ignoring it” ultimately doesn’t change it for the greater good of all women. As a foreign woman, it was made pretty clear to me by a select few that I have no place trying to change things in Morocco. I was told it is impossible and it is not my place. But sexual harassment in Morocco is a women’s issue and I am a woman living in Morocco. It affects me personally. It affects my experience, it affects my family, and ultimately it affects every woman I know here.I live in the world just as you do and I can and will speak out against issues concerning my gender no matter where I happen to reside. To change the culture of street harassment requires a movement brought by us women (local and foreign), by the men who stand against it, and by Morocco’s political and religious leaders. It starts first with respecting, validating and supporting one another!How To Respond In A Way That Works For YouWhen I first arrived and was shocked by the glut of harassment I was experiencing, I turned to women living here and asked them what to do. Nine times out of ten, I was told to just ignore it. This is obviously the path of least resistance. You give the harasser zero response and go about your business. This may work for many women (the locals are the largest advocates for this) but, personally, I’m not a big fan of the path of least resistance especially when it comes to sexism and misogyny. When men behave badly toward me, I tend to respond.I never want Moroccan men to think I welcome, enjoy or tolerate this behavior. I also believe firmly that ignoring it may work individually in the moment, but it does nothing permanently for the larger collective. It doesn’t challenge the status quo; it doesn’t reject the harassment; and it certainly doesn’t change the culture. Those are my $0.02 on the issue, but every woman must decide for herself what response (if any) works best for her. Here are some options.Ignore it. Put on your best RBF (resting bitch face), walk with purpose and confidence, and ignore any and all unwanted male attention. This is the easiest option without question and often the most effective in diffusing the behavior. It’s pretty hard to engage with someone who isn’t engaging back. The men harassing you do not even exist. Move on dot com.Dress conservatively. If you want less attention, show less skin. Women in full niqab still get harassed so I’m not sure this is fully the solution, but there is no harm in dressing modestly and I do believe it works in your favor. Certainly women who dress in more revealing clothing get more attention. If you are part of the “I’ll Wear What The Hell I Want Club”, I’m afraid this is not your option and you are indeed going to attract more attention.Hollaback.  Hollaback to your aggressors to let them know you do not accept, enjoy or tolerate their harassment. Shout at them in your native language, learn a few phrases in Darija (see below), scream angrily or find a tactic that works for you. Connect with others for support and advice. There is a grassroots movement working to combat street harassment globally based on the concept that our bodies are not public space just because they exist in the public space. Check out Hollaback.org for more information. I hollaback! Do you?Shame them. “Hshuma“ is the Moroccan concept of shame. It carries great weight in Moroccan culture because shame is considered repugnant. Moroccans do look externally for validation so how Moroccans behave in public is of paramount importance. The expression is used in various contexts and situations toward behaviors that are deemed socially wrong and culturally unacceptable. Generally speaking, any behavior that falls outside the social norm is referred to as hshuma including speaking ill of others, swearing, disrespecting elders, anything haram (forbidden) in Islam, etc. The concept of hshuma is best explained as the conscious feeling of guiltiness resulting from doing something perceived as wrong. When in doubt, use hshuma! It works!Threaten to go to the police. While the police are largely ineffective and won’t likely help you at all with street harassers, Moroccans still fear them. Threaten to report your aggressor to the police and take a photograph of their face or license plate number with your smart phone or camera. This will typically send them packing. I’ve used this method numerous times. So far, 100% efficacy!  Please beware that some men respond quite negatively when you defy, deny or challenge them. Only threaten them if you are in a public place during the day and there are other people around you. Do not attempt this alone at night where your aggressor may turn violent toward you. Moroccans are generally not violent people and I never fear anyone here, but you do need to be careful. Situations can escalate and turn ugly real quick. I know women who have experienced physical violence and I myself have been in situations that have scared me a little. Put your safety first.Learn some phrases.  If you want your aggressor to know that you aren’t down for harassment, arm yourself with some phrases in Darija. I highly recommend this if you are going to be in Morocco for an extended period of time, want to maintain some semblance of your dignity, and want to shame/shock them using their native language. Here are some phrases to start you off:Hshuma alik or 7achouma 3lik: Shame on you. *If you remember nothing else, remember this one! Shame is big in Morocco and this phrase can stop an aggressor in his tracks.Sir f halek:  Go away!Sir t9awed: F*** off! [most offensive]B3d menni: Get away from me!3tini tissa3: Give me space!Mat9aisnich: Don’t touch me!Mat3awdS t-tb3ni: Don’t follow me anymore!Radi nbllR l-bulis: I’m going to call the police!Don’t be a bystander. Sorry to generalize here, but Moroccans are notorious bystanders. I have yet to see anyone intervene in situations involving aggressive fights, violence against women in public, car accidents, etc. Don’t be a bystander! If you see a woman being harassed, intervene and help her!Get creative. Women in Mexico are combatting street harassment by pointing confetti guns at their aggressors. Women in the US are handing out flyers to their aggressors. Check out these amazing responses from @EverydaySexism.Sexual harassment hurts Morocco. It not only degrades women, but it degrades the nation itself. It gives the country a bad reputation which is known throughout the world and it makes women hesitant to come here. I was once hesitant to come here not knowing exactly what to expect or if I would be in constant danger. I know women who refuse to come to Morocco because they either don’t want to deal with the harassment or are simply afraid. Some women are willing to travel to Morocco, but not without a male companion. That is unacceptable in 2016!It’s not enough to examine the causes of sexual harassment and discuss ways in which to respond to it, we must also implement strategies to obliterate it! I think this has to be done on every level from the personal to the political or as Mona Eltahawy advocates, we must tackle the trifecta of misogyny within the state, the street, and the home. Women must first start by rejecting it rather than just ignoring it. We must stand in solidarity against sexual harassment and do so individually and collectively. We must organize rallies and take it to the streets. We must launch awareness campaigns in schools, universities and cultural centers. We must challenge the topic in our homes. Women need to address their husbands, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, sons.We need to raise our sons to be feminists so they learn to value women and treat them with dignity and respect. Women must encourage and even demand a change in the culture through their political leaders and holy imams. Old laws need to be changed and new laws need to be implemented. Law enforcement needs to be properly trained to combat harassment and violence against women. Imams need to encourage Moroccan men to stop this behavior and behave respectively. There is a lot of work to be done. But change is possible.The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Morocco World News’ editorial policy read more

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Crackdown on ticket touts at Cheltenham as council plans exclusion zone

first_imgLast year high-profile incidents of drunken behaviour last year included former Aston Villa youngsters Samir Carruthers and James Collins being caught urinating in a beer glass and the latter tossing the contents over the balcony of their £700-per-head executive box, something for which they were fined two weeks’ wages. The parade ring and packed crowds during Champion Day of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival The Gold Cup during Cheltenham FestivalCredit:Ross Kinnairdaird “In order for the council and its partners to address this, we are proposing to vary the current Public Spaces Protection Order to include a ‘ban’ on this type of activity so that we can ensure people who visit or live in Cheltenham can do so in an enjoyable and safe way.” The Gold Cup during Cheltenham Festival Two models also flashed their breasts while sipping champagne in the same VIP area, earning themselves a lifetime ban from racing.The current PSPO came into force on April 26, 2017. It restricts the public consumption of alcohol in certain parts of the town and places a number of obligations on dog owners.Now the proposed amendment is to include a new prohibition on “ticket touting” during the National Hunt Festival in mid March, The Showcase in October and The November Meeting.The six week consultation will close on January 5. A crackdown is being launched on Cheltenham Festival ticket touts after the council proposed bringing in control orders for next year’s meeting.Cheltenham Borough Council wants touts to be covered by anti-social behaviour laws during the National Hunt Festival in March and two major meetings in the Autumn.The council has announced a public consultation on its plans to vary its current Public Spaces Protection Order to include prohibiting people selling tickets for horse racing events at the Prestbury Park course.Public Spaces Protection Orders are designed to prevent individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in a public area where the behaviour is, or is likely to have, “a detrimental effect on the quality of life of others in the locality; and is also persistent or continuing in nature, and unreasonable”.Councillor Andrew McKinlay, the borough council’s cabinet member for development and safety, said: “We are asking residents, visitors and partners’ views on a proposal to ban ticket touting during key horse racing events in certain part of the town.”With horse racing events at the racecourse growing in popularity, the problems associated with ticket touting are increasing too. The parade ring and packed crowds during Champion Day of the 2016 Cheltenham FestivalCredit: David Davies Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Talga graphene boosts thermalconductive concrete

first_imgAs new uses for graphite, and graphene in particular, become known in rapid succession, Australian technology minerals company, Talga Resources, has achieved outstanding results, verified by an independent test laboratory, on graphene enhanced prototype concrete samples.As announced in July 2016, in addition to raw graphite and graphene materials, Talga is developing ‘fit for purpose’ products within four prime industry sectors (coatings, composites, building products/construction, and energy storage). Conductive concrete falls within the building products/construction sector.Thermally conductive concrete is a growing market which has potential to be an early adopter of graphene enhanced products. Applications include thermal transfer materials for underground power transmission cables, domestic heating, road and bridge snow melting and tarmac de-icing.Independent testing program shows significant increases in concrete thermal conductivity using a blend of Talga graphene and primary ore30% improvement over market leading thermal concrete product – excellent free flowing propertiesPrototype results support Talga’s commercialisation strategy in the building and construction sectorPartnering discussions underway with global manufacturers in concrete additives market (current size some $17 billion/yearPresents opportunity for 100% ore utilisation at Talga’s graphite operation in Northern Sweden.last_img read more

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Irish band deeply saddened after bassist dies following collision

first_imgIRISH GROUP THE Calvinists have expressed their deep sadness at the loss of their bassist, Taidhg Burke.In a statement released today, the Cork band said that the bass player passed away from injuries he sustained in a car accident on Sunday morning, and they were “deeply saddened” by the news.Hundreds of people have already paid tribute to the young musician on the band’s Facebook page.The Calvinists, who had recently featured on the cover of Hotpress, said: This is obviously a very sad & difficult time for his family, the band and his friends. Taidhg was so loved by everyone who knew him. He was a fantastic songwriter, bass player, performer and friend. Taidhg’s family & the band would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their support in this extremely diffiult time. Taidhg will be in our hearts forever and words can’t even express how much we will miss him. They added that his mother Sandie “has asked us to send her love to you all and asked that everyone please please take a lesson from this tragedy, to stay safe on the roads, wear a seat belt and please try to make the right decision when driving at all times”.Burke had been injured in a single car collision on Sunday morning at Bridge St in Bantry. The collision occurred at around 4am and Burke was brought to Bantry General Hospital.Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the incident to contact Bantry Garda Station on 027 20860, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.Read: Man injured in Cork crash passes away>last_img read more

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Young Greek of the week

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Name: Elly Kouroumalis, 21, student and singer.Your greatest achievement(s)and how you reached them? Completing my Bachelor of Music degree and singing at venues around Melbourne and Australia from the age of five.Goal(s) for the future? To go as far as I can in life as a Greek singer, to establish a career as a music educator, have a family of my own. Best moment of your life? Stepping out onto stage and singing the songs of our great Hellenic culture are always the best moments of my life! One word that describes you the best: Scorpion. Anyone who has met a Scorpio, will know what this entails!Person(s) you most admire and why? My parents. Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to follow my dreams. Most embarrassing moment? I have always been known as the class clown that tends to take jokes too far. But hey, those jokes still make everyone laugh!If I could say anything to the Greek community… support Greek music in Australia.Favourite place to go or hang out at? Bob Jane Stadium on a Sunday afternoon watching South Melbourne Hellas.Song that I can’t get out of my head at the moment? ‘Kavourakia’. After performing the song at Antipodes In The Park, it’s been stuck in my head for days!Favourite Greek food? Where to start… souvlakia (only with chips and mustard included), baklava, a good taramasalata with fresh bread, tsoureki (put into the microwave with melted butter on top), and pretty much anything at my yiayia’s house after a long hard day at uni… oh, did you only mean one dish? I can’t live without… Singing and shopping.If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would… Probably dye my hair darker, grow a moustache, sit in the sun for a bit and buy a few thick gold chains!last_img read more

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Greek PM Cyprus leader discuss debt energy

first_imgThe progress of tough negotiations between officials of the new government in Nicosia and representatives of the European Union and the International Monetary Fund reportedly dominated talks between visiting Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Athens Monday ahead of a crucial summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday where EU leaders are to try to edge toward a deal for a Cyprus bailout.Samaras used the opportunity of the newly elected Cyprus leader’s visit to call for a common European policy for the exploitation of undersea oil and gas reserves so that Cyprus and Greece can access valuable deposits.“It is an inalienable right of Cyprus to exploit its exclusive economic zone,” Samaras said.“There is a need for a common policy regarding exclusive economic zones because the energy reserves of member states are the energy reserves of the EU,” he added.Samaras and Anastasiades heralded closer ties between Athens and Nicosia, with both referring to the bonds of “Hellenism” that bind the two countries.The Cypriot leader did not confirm reports that his country is planning to ask Athens for 2 billion euros from its 48-billion-euro bank recapitalization program to support Cypriot lenders which have been hard hit by exposure to Greek debt. But sources said the issue was broached.“We want closer cooperation with Greece,” Anastasiades said.The Cypriot president said his administration was “determined to take all necessary measures to strengthen the state,” noting that “the crisis can be an opportunity.”But reports suggested that Cypriot and troika officials were struggling to reach a bailout deal.The recapitalization of Cypriot banks reportedly remains one of the thorniest issues while sources suggested that the troika is pressing for the merger of Cyprus’s three main banks.The EU and IMF are reportedly only prepared to loan Nicosia 10 billion of an estimated 17.5 billion euros that the country requires, meaning Cyprus must find 7.5 billion euros elsewhere. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Adolescence des ados encore plus grincheux en été

first_imgAdolescence : des ados encore plus grincheux en étéÉtats-Unis – Pourquoi les adolescents sont-ils encore plus grincheux en été ? Des scientifiques apportent des éléments de réponse à ce phénomène, que de nombreux parents ont malheureusement pu déjà observer.Tâche difficile s’il en est, des chercheurs new-yorkais cherchent à comprendre les adolescents.  Les hormones ne seraient pas seules responsables de leurs célèbres et désagréables changements d’humeur. Les saisons pourraient également ne pas être étrangères à l’affaire. L’été, les journées sont longues. Le soleil se lève tôt et se couche tard, ce qui déstabiliserait le rythme biologique des adolescents, notamment en termes de temps de sommeil. En effet, la mélatonine, hormone de la fatigue qui apparaît avec la nuit, est moins sécrétée en été : les ados dorment donc moins. Ils sont ainsi plus fatigués, alors que la saison estivale est synonyme d’activités extérieures et autres sorties tardives. Ce phénomène explique, en partie, pourquoi nos jeunes sont encore plus râleurs que d’habitude à la belle saison.Le 7 août 2010 à 12:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Hazard on Chelseas bounce back ability

first_imgChelsea’s unbeaten run at home came to an abrupt end on Saturday afternoon against Leicester City, and Eden Hazard believes the team can recover from the defeat.The Foxes sealed three points for the first time in over 18 years at the Bridge thanks to the solitary strike from Jamie Vardy, despite Chelsea’s dominance.However, Belgian skipper reflected on the loss prior to the Hornets clash.“I think I can do better but that is football, sometimes yes, sometimes not,’ said Hazard about his narrow miss. ‘I will try to score next game.“We just missed the shot on the goal, that is it. We hit the woodwork twice, their goalkeeper made some great saves, we were unlucky, but I keep the positives in our heads and now we move forward and try to win game after game.’WolverhamptonMatch Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.Hazard is not startled by the loss to a mid-table side at the Bridge, especially on a day when Crystal Palace won away at champions Manchester City and agrees it is all about the response now.“We knew it before that in the Premier League there is no easy game,’ he told the club’s site. ‘Every game is hard and when you are unlucky you can lose.“They [Leicester] have the players. Vardy scored and he is a fantastic striker, their goalkeeper is a fantastic goalkeeper so they know what to do. We should do better but in the end, they have three points and we have zero. We just need to look forward.“We lost against Wolverhampton and we responded in a good way [by beating Man City] so we know what to do.”last_img read more

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Second Tent Shelter for San Diegos homeless scheduled to start in Midway

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Second Tent Shelter for San Diego’s homeless scheduled to start in Midway District Posted: December 21, 2017 December 21, 2017 Three new homeless tents to house more than 700 peopleSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The second of three large tent shelters for San Diego’s homeless is scheduled to go into operation Friday in the Midway District.What the mayor’s office calls a “temporary bridge shelter” is designed to house up to 200 veterans a day and will be operated by Veterans Village of San Diego. The organization ran a similar tent shelter during the cold weather months until a couple of years ago.The cold weather program was ended in favor of more permanent solutions, but the area’s homeless population grew rapidly.City officials were pressured to act by an outbreak of hepatitis A that killed 20 people and sickened hundreds — about two-thirds of whom were either homeless, users of illegal drugs or both. The rate of new infections has slowed in recent weeks.The first tent shelter, for single adults, opened Dec. 1 at 16th Street and Newton Avenue in Barrio Logan and is run by the nonprofit Alpha Project.The other will be located in the East Village and be operated by Father Joe’s Villages. Designed for families, city officials hope to have it open by the end of the month.The facilities offer meals, showers, restrooms, 24-hour security, connections to alcohol and substance abuse counseling, job training and mental health services, according to the city.Each resident will be assigned a case manager and housing navigator who will develop a plan to get them permanently housed. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: homeless, homeless tent shelter FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Ragin Contagion exercise tests Nomes ability to respond to widespread disease

first_imgIn Shaktoolik during the statewide exercise, health aide Sarah Sampson interviews a local resident to determine if they are “infected” with the pneumonic plague. (Photo courtesy of Danielle Slingsby, Kawerak)The fall of 2018 marked one hundred years since the Spanish flu hit Western Alaska, devastating Alaska Native populations and wiping out some villages in the region. This month, public health officials participated in a statewide exercise that tested how communities would respond if a similar widespread airborne disease happened today.The host site in Nome for the statewide pneumonic plague exercise last Friday was the local recreation center. Upon arriving into the mock clinic, residents were asked one simple question: “are you feeling well?”If their response was “yes,” then they were directed through stations to receive appropriate medications. But if their answer was “no”…“So first, we would have you put on a mask, to make sure that you are quarantined from other individuals, because this is contagious,” one of the health aides said. “Then we are going to transfer you over to a quarantined area in the hospital where you can receive treatment.”Pneumonic plague occurs when the airborne version of the bubonic plague enters someone’s lungs and causes rapidly developing pneumonia, which can result in respiratory failure or shock. The plague can be spread by being in close proximity to an infected individual.Deanna Stang is a public health nurse with the State Section of Public Health Nursing and the manager of the point of dispensing clinic (POD) for this exercise. She says, in this mock emergency, Nome’s ability to respond locally was put to the test.“Without outside help, between 72 to maybe 96 hours, it may be a long time where we’re not going to have outside help coming in,” Stang said. “So that’s a really good point to emphasize for this particular project: how many people locally can we get available to help us in the community of Nome? Because we can’t rely on outside public health nurses, or outside CDC officials, or section of epidemiology staff to come help us out and provide the staffing.”Stang says 19 staff and volunteers helped manage the local POD site, but in order to reach the state’s goal of serving 158 people per hour, Stang says 48 staff members would be needed in Nome.In this scenario, only about 80 Nome residents went through the POD process over a course of a few hours.Response time is crucial in an emergency plague situation like this. Stang says, during the exercise, it took an average of three minutes for each person to complete the process and receive medication.According to Stang, an unexpected challenge arose before the exercise in Nome even began. Some of the medications were not delivered via commercial airplane in time on Friday afternoon, due to flight delays, leaving the community with about 145 doses on hand.“So in this particular scenario, since we were weathered out for a day, we would make sure that folks who actually had plague (cases and contacts) were treated first before we opened it (the POD) up (to others),” Stang said.Charlie Lean was the Safety Liaison Officer for this pneumonic plague exercise, helping to coordinate roles between local entities and anticipate problems before they happened. Lean thought Nome did okay in its response.“Another part (of the challenge), especially when you don’t have adequate medication, is to separate and to slow the spread of the disease,” Lean said. “You may not be able to stop it, but if you can slow it, then you can deal with treatment, and it gives you more time to get the medication.”Lean said, as a group, the city’s emergency operations center (EOC) discussed contingency plans like having supply lines at the grocery store to prevent further spread of the plague.“So you don’t want to put everyone in the grocery store so they can all catch the disease. You want to maybe have an outdoor (option)… like the old-fashioned stores, where you went up to the counter and said, ‘here, this is my list,’ and they would fill the list and charge you,” Lean said. “This could all be done outside or someplace where the store wouldn’t be ruined and wouldn’t have to be decontaminated.”Lean knows better than most the devastation a widespread disease can cause in a small, rural community like Nome.“When I was a small boy, TB was rampant, and people were quarantined, and people were actually taken away, never to be seen again, to sanitariums,” Lean said. “And so in my earliest memories, there was some of this. My own father got TB and didn’t have to be taken away, but it was something he had to worry about the rest of his life.”Statistics say tuberculosis was the leading cause of death in Alaska until 1950. Although this is thought of as a more historic epidemic in Alaska, it does still remain in some form today, as the state has the second highest rates of TB in the nation.Regardless of whether it’s TB or another widespread disease, Stang says another epidemic is inevitable for Nome and the region.“It’s not a matter of if it’s going to happen, it’s a matter of when, for the next flu pandemic for us,” Stang said. “So, setting up this POD clinic is a great way for us to exercise who can show up, who is available, and are we able to quickly get community members through our open POD in a small amount of time.”Communities that participated in the statewide exercise, known as “Ragin’ Contagion,” included Anchorage, Bethel, Kotzebue, Nome and Shaktoolik.last_img read more

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Ward secretaries to play key role in addressing civic issues

first_imgVijayawada: Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development Botcha Satyanarayana has said that the ward secretaries appointed by the State government will play important role in addressing the civic issues in urban local bodies in the State. He said the ward secretaries would work under the supervision of an administrative secretary in the respective ward and they would work in co-ordination with the municipal staff. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Addressing a media conference at the party State office here on Saturday, he said the education secretaries will collect the data from the people on sanctioning of Amma Vodi scheme, scholarships, fee reimbursement and education related issues in the government schools. Similarly, the ward secretaries will collect information on civic issues like supply of drinking water in the municipal wards, maintenance of roads, culverts, sanitation and collection of garbage and other issues in the municipalities and the corporations. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us Ward secretaries will work in co-ordination with the civic staff to improve the delivery of services to the denizens. He said the government would fill up four lakh jobs through the village secretariats and ward secretariats and fulfill the promise made to the people of the State during the Padayatra of Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy. Advertise With Us He informed that one volunteer will be appointed for every 50 families and the volunteers take care of delivery of ration to the households. He said the YSRCP government was trying to implement Navaratnalu within 60 days of assuming power in the State. He said the YSRCP government had passed very important Bills in the Assembly in less than two months of assuming power. He said Bills related to the farmers, tenders, implementation of reservations to the SC, ST, BC and Minorities for the nominated posts are historical and would be beneficial to the people.last_img read more

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Kavitha hopes for peace to prevail over Kashmir

first_imgFormer MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha reacted to the revoking of article 370 and reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir in the parliament this morning. She prayed for the people of Jammu and Kashmir and hoped for the peace to prevail over the state due to change being made with respect to the reorganisation of the state and article 370.In this moment of monumental change being made with respect to reorganisation of #JammuAndKashmir & #Article370 my prayers are with the people of J&k. Hope they will be safe & soon peace will prevail over Kashmir. 🤞🏽🤞🏽— Kavitha Kalvakuntla (@RaoKavitha) August 5, 2019Article 370, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir has been revoked by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Ladakh will be a Union Territory without an assembly and Jammu and Kashmir will be a Union Territory with an assembly, said Amit Shah.last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate read more Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The CE mark will allow EchoInsight to be sold in the European Union.By assisting clinicians to quickly and easily integrate strain imaging into the clinical environment, EchoInsight enables improved analysis and interpretation of studies. EchoInsight provides immediate access to analysis, intuitive features and clinically specific applications with straightforward information to improve confidence in function assessment based on study type.The platform offers customized integration to customer healthcare information technology workflow as a DICOM compliant platform, along with remote customer support.EchoInsight’s platform standard features include automated processing, rapid review and study comparison, endocardial border tracing, intuitive visualization and analysis, click-of-a-button wall motion assessment based on recognized standards, automatic calculation of cardiac function measurements and concise, visual-based reporting with picture archive and communications system (PACS) archival ability.Initial customized clinical applications include:EchoInsight for Stress Echo with features including rapid rest-stress study comparison, and global and regional wall and chamber function analysis based on strain and ejection fraction (EF).EchoInsight for Cardio Oncology with features including rapid serial study comparison, and global and regional longitudinal strain and EF trending with percent change from baseline.For more information: www.epsilon-imaging.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | July 30, 2013 Epsilon Receives CE Mark for the EchoInsight Visualization, Analysis Platform Software offers strain imaging for improved echo interpretation Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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WEEE Ireland Sets New Records for Waste Electrical and Battery Recycling

first_imgWEEE Ireland, Ireland’s largest electrical and battery recycling scheme, surpassed national targets once again in 2018, with consumers and businesses collecting a total 36,131 tonnes of e-waste and 856 tonnes of waste batteries for recycling. The scheme’s annual report, published in conjunction with its AGM this week, revealed that WEEE Ireland recycled the equivalent of 10.2kg of e-waste per head of population last year, a new national record. WEEE Ireland has achieved a 65% collection rate on behalf of its Members a year ahead of the EU WEEE Directive target in 2019.At a time when the country is preparing for the rollout of Irelands 2019 Climate Action Plan, WEEE Ireland’s 2018 recycling efforts contributed to a saving of equivalent of 220,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions as compared with the same items being sent to landfill.WEEE Ireland is the largest WEEE & Battery member compliance scheme in the country, boasting a total 970 members as of 31 December 2018. WEEE Ireland has been chosen as the compliance scheme for the majority of producers for the 14th consecutive year. The scheme provides full compliance services to the e-waste sector, also providing services to the Lighting sector and to the producers of Lead Acid and Industrial batteries. These services entail Scheme Compliance, Producer Compliance and Operator Compliance. This is a truly green story as WEEE recycling activity happens close to home. WEEE Ireland supports indigenous recycling facilities with WEELEBEX certified recycling partnerships, including KMK Metals Recycling in Tullamore, and Irish Lamps in Athy.WEEE Ireland’s plans for the futureAmong the items recycled were an estimated 3.2 million lamps and lightbulbs, 195,000 televisions and monitors and 13 million small appliances. 48% of all the e-waste recycled was large household appliances such as dishwashers, ovens and washing machines, which can be returned to retailers for free recycling upon delivery of new appliances. The report also outlines WEEE Ireland’s plans for the future, managing a new generation of emerging technologies such as PV panels, EV and hybrid batteries in the transition towards to a more circular and low carbon economy.Commenting on the best year yet for the WEEE Ireland compliance scheme, Leo Donovan, CEO of WEEE Ireland said: “It’s incredibly encouraging to see our continued progress for 2018, with Ireland again best-in-class in Europe for collection of our electrical and electronic waste. When I reflect on our 2018 activity it is with the knowledge that we are futureproofing the e-waste system in Ireland to reach our Members’ share of EU targets, and transition to a more circular economy with the strength of 14 years of successful history and experience behind us.Mr Donovan added: “It’s also reassuring all small electrical waste is recycled at our operator’s state of the art facilities right here in Tullamore, recovering resources for use again in manufacturing. All other waste appliances and batteries collected by WEEE Ireland are prepared for recycling in Ireland with final processing carried out at specialist partner plants.”The report reaffirms WEEE Ireland’s position as the country’s leading electrical and battery recycling scheme, continuing to surpass EU targets on both e-waste and battery recycling. By providing excellence in recycling, WEEE Ireland is driving the highest standards in compliance services and yielding environmental results that Ireland can be immensely proud of. Through the proper environmental management of the 36,131 tonnes of e-waste WEEE Ireland collected, almost 19,000 tonnes of iron were recovered. The 827 tonnes of copper recovered equates to almost 148 million €1 coins.Ireland and all other European Member States have new Circular Economy legislation to implement over the next 12 months. This will increase municipal waste recycling and recovery targets but also focus activity more on waste prevention, repair and reuse as well as eco-design and recovery.Mr Donovan said: “We are extremely proud of these results and want to thank every person who recycled even one item of e-waste. As we move towards legislation to implement the Circular Economy principles, it’s amazing to see 83% of material collected be recovered for use again in manufacturing. However, we can’t become complacent. We will only achieve long-term change and benefits for the environment if we continue to manage our e-waste responsibly.“Maintaining the 65% collection rate in 2019 and beyond means other operators must play their part too. Increasing consumer spending on electronic goods also means WEEE Ireland alone will have to collect 12% more e-waste in 2019 to match our achievement next year. We have a number of programmes and initiatives ongoing to ensure that people are informed and have easy access to recycle their WEEE.”last_img read more

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Trapped in lift during power failure

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A woman was badly shaken up after being stuck in the elevator at Beares Furniture Store on Saturday afternoon.The furniture store employee was in the lift when power went down throughout Ladysmith , effectively trapping her in the confined space. Another female employee noticed she was missing and went to find her. She heard screams for help coming out of the elevator and realised what must have happened. The distraught woman was stuck in the lift for over an hour.Sharaj Ambulance Services responded and treated the woman. She was then transported to hospital for a check-up.last_img read more

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Video Central Michigan pulled off the bowl reveal of the year

first_imgSlow and calculated. That was the method behind Central Michigan’s bowl selection reveal to the team.The painfully slow pace had the entire room in a frenzy before their bowl selection finally popped on screen, and then everyone went nuts. The reaction (which can be seen better in the video below) is an instant classic.Brilliant use of the Jeopardy tune here too, by the way. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatixlast_img read more

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Plantation Island Resort Specials

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