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Filoil: Perpetual edges UE for 2nd win

first_imgLATEST STORIES Gab Dagangon paced Perpetual (2-2) with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Jack Hao also added 14 markers, six boards, and three steals.Mangalino chimed in 12 points and four rebounds for the Altas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“It’s really hard facing a team like UE, but we have to take what they give to us,” said coach Nosa Omorogbe. “I just told my boys to keep on playing. The game of basketball is all about momentum and I reminded them to take what’s being given to us and play smart in the end.”Alvin Pasaol went 8-of-25 from the field, including a 2-of-11 clip shooting from threes, and finished with 19 points and eight rebounds for UE (2-3). Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Nick Abanto and Mark Maloles got seven markers each in the loss.The Scorers:PERPETUAL 72 – Dagangon 14, Hao 14, Mangalino 12, Pido 9, Coronel 7, Ylagan 6, Lucente 5, Yuhico 3, Sadiwa 2, Singontiko 0, Tamayo 0.UE 68 – Pasaol 19, Abanto 7, Maloles 7, Olayon 6, Derige 6, Cullar 5, Cruz 5, Bartolome 4, Green 3, Armenion 2, Gagate 2, Magbuhos 2, Manalang 0, Conner 0.Quarters: 17-20, 37-33, 57-48, 72-68.ADVERTISEMENT South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerpetual dodged a bullet with a 72-68 victory over University of the East to notch its second win in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Altas kept the door open for the Red Warriors to mount a comeback from a 67-61 lead in the final four minutes, but Alvin Pasaol and Mark Olayon muffed five three-pointers in that stretch before Rommel Mangalino sealed the deal with a split from the free throw line in the last 9.6 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Olympic 100-meter swim champion to have heart surgery MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo View comments Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athleteslast_img read more

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first_imgThanks but no thanksEver felt you’re seeing an actor all the time in the news but can’t recall their last movie? In a world where any publicity is good, Bollywood celebs have no qualms about using social causes to stay in the public eye. Case in point, Sonam Kapoor who,Thanks but no thanksEver felt you’re seeing an actor all the time in the news but can’t recall their last movie? In a world where any publicity is good, Bollywood celebs have no qualms about using social causes to stay in the public eye. Case in point, Sonam Kapoor who is not only ‘the face’ of the NGO Khushi but also participates in anti-AIDS campaigns and visits orphanages while managing to be impeccably dressed in Prada outfits. Priyanka Chopra wants to help “the poor labourers of South Africa as they are friendly and inviting people”. However, the queen bee of do-gooder celebrities is Celina Jaitley, who is more likely to be seen at a gay pride parade or a PETA ad than in a movie. It’s not that we mind activism, but seeing them do what they are known for would be a refreshing change.Man of the month: Tom CruiseJust when we were beginning to think that we could write him off, he’s back with a bang. Sporting a new raw and rugged look for the movie Rock of Ages, Tom Cruise is making our hearts do a quick recap of his days of thunder. Playing showman Stacee Jaxx in this rock musical complete with long hair and the 80s leather pants is the best thing to have happened to the actor in a while. After all, any excuse to see him in a role besides mindless action is a treat in itself.Eyes and earsA night-shift romance at work is like junk food. Fulfilling while it lasts but hard to digest when you’re done. While an exciting idea, its implications on your work-life maybe severe. What we often neglect is that co-workers maybe quick to pick up any signals you might be sending to your copy-room lover, leading to a massive lack ofcredibility for both. Mixing work with pleasure might be risque inmovies, but off-screen, it’s a convenient mirage we build in our minds,when stress gets the better of us.advertisementFashion victimIt’s a season of upsets at Wimbledon 2011. Tennis stars, known for bringing haute couture to the court, seem to have taken it up a notch this year. If you thought Venus Williams’ ridiculously cut greek toga was absurd, then take a look at Bethanie Mattek-Sands’ attempt at grabbing eyeballs. Her gown, a ball of crumpled paper adorned with severed spray-painted tennis balls, maybe a sign that she’s taking her pro-career to another level. Though her lack of ingeniuty on the court may suggest otherwise.Word power: MoanotoneThe faltering voice you use when you call in at work pretending to be sick.Surf’s upInstead of creeping around facebook, check out for your daily dose of witticisms.last_img read more

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Tokyo Olympics organizers unveil torch for next year’s games

first_imgBloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Latest auto creations on display at Tokyo Motor Show PLAY LIST 00:54Latest auto creations on display at Tokyo Motor Show00:50Trending Articles02:34Google unveils motion-sensing Pixel 402:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The flame will emerge from a five-petal configuration at the top of the torch. Organizers said the “torch and its emblem will feature strongly in the buildup to the games across the whole of Japan.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics LATEST STORIES Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other UAAP volleyball: Ateneo hikes streak to 7 after comeback win over UST Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Olympic torches of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are displayed during a press conference in Tokyo Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The Tokyo Olympics open on July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO — Tokyo Olympics organizers have unveiled their torch for next year’s games, playing off the image of Japan’s famous cherry blossoms.The cherry blossom is Japan’s most-loved flower. Organizers on Wednesday said the torch image was picked because the torch relay will begin a year from now in March when Japan’s cherry blossom trees are in full bloom across the country.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Google Philippines names new country directorlast_img read more

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UP Assembly polls: SP sees saffron in Bajrang Dal’s mock Ayodhya drill

first_imgAfter the elections in five states got over recently, the focus of all political parties is turning towards the next phase of state elections early next year. And the most important out of these will be Uttar Pradesh. No wonder there is politics in just about everything that is happening in the state right now. The most recent example is a training exercise that Bajrang Dal members held in Ayodhya. Something that the ruling Samajwadi Party sees with distrust and alleges that this exercise was aimed at helping the BJP and designed to vitiate the communal atmosphere of the state ahead of the assembly elections.Self defense camp Vs firearms training What comes across as a riot like situation is actually a training session of the Bajrang Dal in the temple town of Ayodhya. That too on the premises of the Karsewak Puram – the place where stones meant for the Ram Temple have been brought, stored and are being carved for use in construction whenever that happens. The exercise is meant to train the volunteers of Bajrang Dal to confront and fend off any terrorist attack if it happens around them. The volunteers are being trained to use sticks, guns and even swords against any unforeseen terrorist attack.Political blame game on But if you look at it closely you’ll find that the group playing the role of terrorists has actually been made to sport beards and skull caps. Symbols clearly associated with the Muslim community in India. And this is what has created controversy over this seemingly uncontroversial self defence exercise. Also some political outfits are seeing this as a direct attempt of the BJP allied groups to polarise the electorate ahead of the next elections.advertisementCongress spokesperson Amarnath Agarwal says the Bajrang Dal activists only want to fan communal feelings.”They are creating hype about bearded terrorists from PoK but they themselves are in government with the bearded ones on this side of the border – Mehbooba Mufti. If they really want to take on terrorists then they should fight them on the border where our men in the forces are getting martyred every day. What are they training for? They only want to fan communal feelings. In fact we in Congress demand that PM Modi must come forward and tell the nation about why all this is happening,” says Agarwal.Dharm Sena role under scannerBajrang Dal, the youth wing of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, has organised such training sessions in other Uttar Pradesh cities like Noida, Sultanpur, Gorakhpur, Pilibhit and Fatehpur as well. What stands out is that many of the office bearers and trainers involved in training are the ones who are accused in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case. In fact, after a series of meetings between Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena members over the last three days, the two outfits have formed a “Dharm Sena” (Religious Army) to fight forces challenging the construction of a Ram Temple. Something that is widely perceived to cause friction between communities. Office bearers of the Bajrang Dal however refuse to admit that such training sessions may vitiate communal atmosphere. They believe that such training will enable associated youth gain confidence against anti-national forces and will empower them.Politicians react to Bajrang Dal training  However, speaking on the controversy, Manoj Verma, National Co-Coordinator, Bajrang Dal, says they want to empower the youth.”We want our youth to be strong both physically and mentally. Swami Vivekanand had said that the youth of the nation should be empowered first if we want a powerful nation. For the purpose we have divided the state into 6 parts and these volunteers have been drawn from 24 districts of the Awadh region,” says Verma.The BJP on the other side readily disassociates itself from the Bajrang Dal event. At the same time, reminding the UP govt of a mock drill last year where policemen in Allahabad used persons holding saffron flags as riotists.ALSO READ: Why Bajrang Dal is organising commando-style training camps in UP?BJP spokesperson Vijay Bahadur Pathak says, “Why and how they did it is something that only Bajrang Dal people can explain. But one must also remember that in UP last year in a police mock drill the purported terrorists were made to hold saffron flags. Saffron obviously cannot be a symbol of terrorism. Moreover, I heard the police chief say that one of the groups in the drill denoted army and the other one terrorists from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. But we sincerely believe that no one’s feelings and sentiments must be hurt in the process.”advertisementThe ruling party, however, leaves no chance of attacking the BJP in view of the coming assembly election. Associating the BJP with saffron outfits the SP clearly sees this as a larger strategy of the BJP to cash in on “Hindutva” and polarise votes in its favour.SP leader Mohd. Shahid says, “The DGP has already instituted an enquiry into the matter. The authenticity of the video where Bajrang Dal members are seen training will need to be checked and verified by the police before any action can be taken. The other thing is that ever since the BJP has assumed power in Centre, there is an atmosphere of fear and distrust. We believe that BJP and its allied groups are only resorting to such antics to divert the attention of the public from their failures and unfulfilled promises.”- With inputs from Faizabadlast_img read more

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Comfortable win for Telugu Titans over U Mumba 35-30

first_imgHyderabad, Jul 7 (PTI) Star raiders Nilesh Salunke and Rahul Chaudhry scored eight points each to lead the home team Telugu Titans to a comfortable 35-30 win over former champions U Mumba at the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League here. After last nights win, Rahul Chaudhry led Telugu Titans remained in sixth position with 14 points from six games, while U Mumba salvaged one point to cut the margin to less than seven points and occupy fourth position with 17 points after equal number of games. It was a steady start for both the teams as after five minutes the Anup Kumar led U Mumba trailed 2-3. Titans raider Chaudhry failed with his first five raids and ended the first half with one point. Titans were escorted by the strong tackle and Salunkes stunning performance gave them a 12-9 lead at the end of the first half. Chaudhry began the second half with a bang and scored two points within the first minute of the second half. Chaudhrys comeback was backed by Salunke as he scored two points and Telugu Titans inflicted an all out to lead 19-13. Chaudhry was in stellar form as Telugu Titans imposed another all out in 27th minute to lead 28-16. Salunke continued to pile raid points with a two-point raid allowing Telugu Titans lead 31-17 after 30 minutes. But Suresu Kumar scored two points as U Mumba trailed 19-31. Any hopes of a U Mumba comeback were thwarted as Telugu Titans adopted a cautious approach in the last minutes of the game. Anup Kumar scored two points in the last minute which pushed an all out to cut the deficit to five points but Telugu Titans held on in the end to win 35-30. U Mumbas Rakesh Kumar scored 11 points but his effort wasnt enough as Telugu Titans emerged as comfortable winners. Salunke was awarded the best raider of the match while Sandeep Dhull of the same team was adjudged the best defender. PTI ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

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Filling Pieces’ new collection tells the brand’s history

first_img The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Editors’ Recommendations How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordable Desert Wing’s Sharp Angles Bring Drama to the Desert While other brands are preparing for a spring and summer full of bright colors and light suedes, Amsterdam-based Filling Pieces is taking a more subtle approach to the warmer months. Since its founding in 2009, Filling Pieces has come a long way, and the Metamorphosis collection celebrates the transformation and development of a style.The second half of the Metamorphosis lookbook relies instead of perforated mesh and suede, with mostly tonal whites and black, and just a hint of color to spice things up. These colors tend to show up in the form of gradient dye jobs and simple patterns, adding to the simplicity and retrospectiveness of the brand’s life.As always, Filling Pieces doesn’t skimp on the high-quality materials. Only the finest Nubuck and leather adorn the uppers of the shoes, in a selection of simple looks that stand out in a crowded sneaker market.The soles, while offered in a variety of patterns and colors, are all custom designed by Filling Pieces for a number of purposes. In addition to the modern Ghost outsole, Filling Pieces has been rolling out new sole styles for the Metamorphosis collection, some of which make an appearance in the lookbook.And it’s not just the materials that are premium. The shoes are handmade in Portugal for a serious level of quality that can’t be reproduced anywhere. Despite that effort, the shoes from Filling Pieces keep relatively affordable prices, which will delight sneakerheads that are trying to stay fresh without breaking the bank.If you’d like to see the entire second third of the Metamorphosis collection, Filling Pieces has a vast lookbook to flip through, as well as a link to the store. There’s also a third drop in the collection that has yet to emerge, so keep an eye out for that as well. This Little House in Washington Has Big Personalitylast_img read more

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Teen organizer of Ontario towns first Pride parade gets surprise call from

first_imgTORONTO – A teenager behind an Ontario town’s first Pride parade was still getting over his surprise on Thursday at having found himself taking a congratulatory phone call from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.In an interview from Owen Sound, Ryan Brown, 16, said Trudeau has been good at recognizing the LGBTQ community and their events, as well as initiatives by young people, but the call on Wednesday was still unexpected.“It’s not a shock that he would do that kind of thing,” Brown told The Canadian Press. “But it’s definitely still shocking that it was me that ends up getting a call — after dealing with the (U.S. President) Donald Trump trade issue the day before and then, ‘this is a Ryan Brown in Owen Sound call’.”The high school student in the town of about 22,000 said he first approached the local Pride group about throwing a parade, but they declined formal involvement. So he took the idea to city hall, which approved the event held last Sunday.About 25 groups, most walking but a few on floats and in vehicles, participated as people lined sidewalks to watch. Despite initial fears, no protesters showed up and everything went off without a hitch, Brown said.“It was a really successful parade. The community really came together,” Brown said. “A lot of people think we’re a small conservative town but it’s not necessarily the case. That was really proven Sunday.”The event garnered local news coverage, which apparently was enough to catch the eye of Trudeau’s communications people, who reached out to Brown to ask if he would take a call from the prime minister.“I said, ‘Absolutely!’” Brown recalled.Trudeau called late Wednesday afternoon, Brown said. The main thrust was to congratulate the teen on the work he had put in to make the event happen.“We talked about wanting to inspire more young people to know that they can make a change and you don’t need to wait to be an adult to do that,” Brown said. “We just talked about the general success of the parade and how great it was that the community came together so well.”After the chat, Brown took to social media to express his appreciation.“Just got off the phone with Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau,” Brown said in his tweet. “Thank you so much for calling to talk about Owen Sound’s first pride parade! It was an honour to discuss the importance of LGBTQ+ initiatives and the way our community came together.”In response, Trudeau tweeted: “It was great to chat with you, Ryan. Congratulations again and keep up the amazing work you’re doing.”Brown said he had received no pushback over the parade or the role he played. The town, he said, has progressed over the past 10 to 15 years — in line with many other places — and the event and Trudeau’s call simply affirmed that progress.“It’s so strange to actually talk to him (but) it was really courteous of him to take the time out of an obviously very busy schedule,” Brown said. “All of Owen Sound is being recognized for being so progressive.”last_img read more

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UN reports agreement on ways to assess green impact of information technologies

28 September 2011The United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) today said that agreement has been reached on a globally-recognized set of methodologies to assess the environmental impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs), and on preparing a report on guidelines on the use of minerals from conflict areas. The United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) today said that agreement has been reached on a globally-recognized set of methodologies to assess the environmental impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs), and on preparing a report on guidelines on the use of minerals from conflict areas.At a meeting in Seoul, Republic of Korea, Seoul, ITU’s study group of the telecommunication standardization sector (ITU-T) agreed on the production of a report on due diligence guidelines for conflict minerals supply, and on an assessment of environmental protection and recycling solutions for batteries for mobile telephones and other ICT devices.Estimates of how much ICTs can reduce global emissions, and estimates of emissions generated by the ICT sector itself, still vary widely due to the application of different measurement methodologies.The problem was raised by delegates to the ITU symposium on ICTs and climate change in 2008, after which ITU took on the challenge and pioneered the adoption of a new globally-agreed set of standards.To ensure consistency between different approaches, the new methodology has been developed in cooperation with other standardization organizations. The new methodology is also aligned with the Digital Agenda of the European Commission.“This methodology has been developed by ITU’s industry members. This will be important in ensuring it gains wide acceptance by the world’s ICT industry,” said Hamadoun Touré, the ITU Secretary General.“An internationally agreed methodology means estimates of the impact of ICTs on greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption will now have much greater credibility. It will also show just how significant a contribution ICTs can make by reducing global emissions in other sectors.”Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, said: “I’m pleased that the industry is taking the task of measuring its own footprint so seriously. And I’m pleased that the ITU, as a UN agency, is doing such good work facilitating negotiations, reaching out globally to industry sub-sectors and to other standardization initiatives.”The new ITU work on ‘conflict minerals’ will also begin in response to a request from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). ITU will make a survey of existing due diligence requirements and guidelines concerning sources of conflict minerals – particularly those that are smelted into tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold – as well as their use in conformity with recognized international treaties and national legislation.Rare earth minerals are used in consumer electronics products such as mobile phones, DVD players, video games and computers. Agreement to address this issue is a demonstration of the ICT industry’s commitment to sustainability at all levels of the value chain, according to ITU.Following the success of ITU’s Universal Charging Solution for mobile devices, the meeting also agreed to study the benefits and disadvantages of the standardization of batteries for mobile terminals and other ICT devices, looking at energy efficiency over the battery life cycle, eco-design information, battery lifetime and exchangeability, safety and environmental protection, recycling and reuse.This could lead to a reduction of harmful materials used in batteries and an increased lifespan of ICT products. Battery manufacturers, device makers, operators and users will all benefit, according to experts. read more

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Sam Hubbard makes most of his opportunity against Virginia Tech

OSU redshirt freshman defensive end Sam Hubbard (6) and senior linebacker Joshua Perry (37) attempt to tackle Virginia Tech redshirt junior tailback Trey Edmunds (14) during a game against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Virginia. OSU won 42-24. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorThe suspension of one star defensive end meant the blooming of a career for another.  With junior Joey Bosa suspended for the season opener at Virginia Tech, it was redshirt freshman Sam Hubbard who had the opportunity to shine in his place.In his first game for Ohio State, Hubbard — who played safety in high school then spent time as both a tight end and linebacker in Columbus before settling in permanently at the defensive line — had four tackles and assisted on three others, including a sack of Hokies redshirt senior quarterback Michael Brewer for a loss of five yards.Despite it being his first appearance in a game situation since his senior year of high school, he said he felt comfortable in the moment. “It means a lot to me,” Hubbard said. “So excited that I was able to get out there and do my job.” Hubbard made an early impact with his sack on the Buckeyes’ second defensive series of the game.  For a team full of talent on both sides of the ball, Hubbard enjoyed the opportunity to show that he belongs on the first unanimous preseason No. 1 team.“No one really knew who I was, and I wanted to come out in the game and make my name known,” the Cincinnati native said. “And that first series gave me confidence to do my thing.” Hubbard’s scarlet-and-gray debut received praise from one of his veteran teammates and captain, linebacker Joshua Perry.“He did a pretty good job,” the senior said. “You don’t notice a big drop-off there (from Bosa), which is good, and now we know we’ve got some guys who we can truly rotate in there who can play great minutes for us, and we’re looking forward to that.” Perry said he was happy to see Hubbard make an impact after knowing all the effort the redshirt freshman put in.“It’s so cool, you just want to see your guys be successful, you want to see them make the plays that you know they can make, and see all their hard work pay off,” he said. “And that’s definitely what we saw out of those guys … moving forward, we expect a lot of out of them.” Hubbard demonstrated that he is not only gifted athletically, but that he is also good at studying the opposition’s playbook. When Virginia Tech’s Brewer got hurt and redshirt junior quarterback Brenden Motley took over, Hubbard was critical in making the necessary defensive adjustments that came along with the new player taking snaps. “We just knew we were going to get a lot more zone read because he’s a real mobile guy. We just had to stay fundamentally sound and squeeze the tackles and make sure we were watching him,” Hubbard said. With Bosa set to return on Saturday when the Buckeyes host the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in the team’s home opener, Hubbard’s future playing time is uncertain. However, if Monday’s game is any indication, defensive coordinator Luke Fickell and coach Urban Meyer have a quality reserve waiting to contribute in any capacity. read more

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The Evzones are coming to Australia

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Once again, April is anticipated to become a significant month for Greek-Australian relations as twelve Evzones, soldiers of the Greek Presidential Guard, and their Lieutenant General, head of the Military Office of the President of the Hellenic Republic,  will arrive in Australia to participate in ceremonies marking Anzac Day whilst they will also take part in this year’s Easter Celebrations.Unlike previous years, only Adelaide will have the honour of welcoming the elite members of the Presidential Guard, courtesy of the Foundation for Hellenic Studies who has initiated and will coordinate the visit.“For two years, we have seen the Evzones attract crowds from all walks of life; even those who know little of the Evzones’ history, marvel at their presence and discipline, therefore after obtaining special permission of attendance from the Greek government, the twelve Evzones and their lieutenant will once again visit Adelaide, exclusively, in order to commemorate the role of the soldiers of Greece and Crete, often known as the ‘forgotten Anzacs,” says Ms Connie Kosti, spokesperson for the Foundation for Hellenic Studies.This year, in the absence of any State Government support, a two-day fund-raising campaign was spearheaded by former SA Treasurer and Member for West Torrens, Hon Tom Koutsantonis, and sufficient funds were raised from members and organisations within the Greek community to financially support the visit.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“The Evzones’ visit to Adelaide has been made possible thanks to the generous support of our local community. It is the first time that the Evzones will be commemorating ANZAC Day and Easter with us, so we encourage everyone to attend the public events and share the program with their friends and family as the Evzones are only visiting Adelaide this year,” adds Ms Kosti.Although the detailed program of the events is yet to be released, the visit of the Presidential Guard, scheduled from 22 to 30 April, has been received with great enthusiasm by the members of the Greek and Australian communities.“Join the growing crowds to witness this year’s tour comprising 12 members of the Guard, accompanied for the first time in Adelaide by the head of the Military Office of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Lieutenant General Grigorios Prezerakos,” states the FHS’s official announcement.“We’re thrilled to have established this relationship with the Hellenic Presidential Guard, which continues to honour the legacy of the Fallen and our history,” concludes Ms Kosti. Up-to-date information regarding the tour will be posted on Facebook via /HellenicStudies, Instagram via @hellenicstudies and Twitter @HellenicFdn.last_img read more

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Hughton It was a hard afternoon

first_imgChris Hughton admits the gulf in class was the difference as his Brighton team lost 3-1 to Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.Brighton had won three successive matches in the league before the Everton game but were beaten convincingly at Goodison Park as they lost 3-1 on Saturday.Hughton acknowledged it was a difficult match for his side citing Everton’s quality.“It was a tough game for us. We’re up against a team who have spent big but brought quality players in and at times that really showed today,” Hughton told Sky Sports.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We had to dig deep and got ourselves back in the game. We had a really good period at the end of that second half, but at 1-1, we had to start the second half better than we did. certainly, we needed to make sure we didn’t concede as early as we did.“It gave them a bit more impetuous and it became a quite hard second half but we battled on, we went for it with the two up front so it wasn’t one that we were prepared to accept but it was a hard afternoon for us.“We conceded poor goals, there’s no doubt, particularly two of them and that is something we’ll go through. We probably needed to be a little bit braver at times today, keep possession a bit better because as I say, Everton are a top team and I think they will push that top six and they look strong, particularly at home.“We needed to raise our game, particularly in that second half when we got back in the game, but this is a very difficult league. We’re on the back of three wins and three clean sheets, which is very difficult for the likes of ourselves to do. Days like today will happen and it’s more importantly about how we react in our next game.”last_img read more

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Telenor plans to sell India business to Idea Cellular Report

first_imgTelenor India, the Indian subsidiary of parent company Telenor, held talks with Idea Cellular for selling its entire India unit in a cashless deal. The deal would include Idea Cellular taking over all the liabilities of the Norway-based telecom operator.Telenor owes the Indian government Rs 1,900 crore in deferred spectrum payments. It also owes Rs 1,800 crore in debt to financial institutions. “The two companies have held negotiations for a transfer of all liabilities and assets without an actual payout,” the Economic Times quoted a source as saying. However, according to other media reports, the talks between the two telecom operators may not lead to a deal being finalised since Idea may not want to add additional debt burden. Idea bought additional spectrum worth Rs 13,000 crore during the spectrum auction in October. Telenor has spectrum rights in Bihar, Jharkhand, UP East, UP West, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Gujarat. If the deal comes through, it would result in Idea Cellular gaining 4G spectrum in the 1800 Mh band, while Telenor would exit the Indian market, ET added. Since January this year, Telenor has marked down the value of its India business by about Rs 5,000 crore, whereas the write-down of the value of its license was over Rs 4,000 crore. Telenor did not take part in the recently concluded October spectrum auction, hinting that the company intended to leave the market, where it incurred losses in thousands of crores and struggled to remain afloat. The Idea Cellular stock was trading at Rs 76.10 at around 1 p.m. on Friday, down 1.17 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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This Weird Robot Can Fold Your Laundry at a Snails Pace

first_img Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesHelp NASA Develop Autonomous Rovers Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to worry about laundry? Mira Robotics just unveiled a device that might slightly improve this chore: A housekeeping robot that can fold clothes with painfully slow movements.On Thursday, the Japan-based AI company unveiled ugo, a machine that tackles laundry duties with remote control assistance, The Japan Times reported. This bot, which can pick up, fold, and place garments on a drying rack, is designed to make household help more budget-friendly, private, and efficient for customers.Developed in February 2018, the two-armed robot weighs approximately 158 pounds and its height is adjustable from 110 centimeters to 180 centimeters. Plus, its arms are roughly 60 centimeters long to help it fold apparel, and complete other laundry-related tasks, including removing clothes from washers and placing them on drying racks.Even with all these potential benefits, this robot isn’t the fastest machine: As shown in the video above, it’s moving at the pace of a snail to take a shirt out of a basket and place it on a drying rack. Even though the bot completes the task efficiently, it takes almost a minute to finish both steps.Ken Matsui, Mira Robotics’ CEO, told The Japan Times that it plans to alter the robot’s arms and speed up the remote control process to improve ugo’s process. Right now, trained operators have to control the robot to make sure it can pick up, dry, and fold laundry without tech hiccups.The company aims to engage in closed beta testing in August 2019 and launch the ugo service in May 2020. Until then, it will tweak the robot’s performance so it can be a better housekeeping assistant for customers in the near future.More on Little Robot Blasts the Bacteria in Your Hotel Room BedEngineers Build a Self-Aware Robot That Operates on Its OwnThis MIT Robot Learned to Play Jenga Through Vision and Touch Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Study suggests female reproductive tract may have evolved to favor faster swimming

first_img Play Highly motile sperm pass the barrier while the slower ones stay behind. Credit: Zaferani et al., Sci. Adv. 2019;5: eaav2111 The researchers noted that when swimming through their device, the sperm tended to congregate in a butterfly shape when approaching a stricture, with the faster swimmers at the front. That gave them an earlier go at the stricture. Additionally, they found that as the faster swimmers up front made their way to the stricture, they were repelled by the fast-moving fluid. But in being repelled, they were pushed against the walls of the structure leading to the stricture in which the fluid was not moving as fast. That gave them an easier passage and a leg up in reaching the egg and implanting before the slower sperm could catch up. Medical researchers have long suspected that there are features of the female anatomy that favor faster-swimming sperm—though there is no evidence that faster swimming sperm offer any genetic advantages over their slower colleagues. Still, scientists would like to know if this is the case, because it might provide hope to men who wish to conceive but have slow swimmers (low motility). To learn more about the success rates of slow- versus fast-swimming sperm, the researchers built a device to mimic some of the more intricate parts of the female reproductive tract. They note that similar studies in the past have tested sperm swimming in ways similar to testing human swimming—by testing them in a straight-line course from beginning to end. The researchers note that the female reproductive tracts is anything but straight and it also has obstacles—like for instance strictures, which are parts of a tract that narrow. When a fluid moves from a wide channel to a narrow channel, it speeds up. Inside the female reproductive tract, there are fluids that are always on the move, thus, sperm need to swim upstream the whole time. When they reach a stricture, the going gets even more difficult. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. A trio of researchers with Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medicine has found evidence that the female reproductive tract may have evolved to favor faster-swimming sperm. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, Meisam Zaferani, Gianpiero Palermo and Alireza Abbaspourrad describe their study of human and bull sperm swimming in artificial devices and what they found. Sperm trajectory behind a fluid mechanical barrier. Credit: Zaferani et al., Sci. Adv. 2019;5: eaav2111center_img Device to corral viable sperm may speed IVF process Journal information: Science Advances © 2019 Science X Network Citation: Study suggests female reproductive tract may have evolved to favor faster swimming sperm (2019, February 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Sperm trajectory behind a fluid mechanical barrier. Credit: Zaferani et al., Sci. Adv. 2019;5: eaav2111last_img read more

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Digital media linked to depression in young adults

first_imgIncreased use of digital media may be partly responsible for the growth in the percentage of young adults experiencing certain types of mental health disorders in the US over the past decade, suggests new research. “More US adolescents and young adults in the late 2010s, versus the mid-2000s, experienced serious psychological distress, major depression or suicidal thoughts, and more attempted suicide,” said lead study author Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”These trends are weak or non-existent among adults 26 years and over, suggesting a generational shift in mood disorders instead of an overall increase across all ages,” Twenge added. For the study, the researchers analysed data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a nationally representative survey that has tracked drug and alcohol use, mental health and other health-related issues in individuals aged 12 and over in the US since 1971. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThey looked at survey responses from more than 200,000 adolescents aged 12 to 17 from 2005 to 2017, and almost 400,000 adults aged 18 and over from 2008 to 2017. The rate of individuals reporting symptoms consistent with major depression in the last 12 months increased 52 per cent in adolescents from 2005 to 2017 – from 8.7 per cent to 13.2 per cent – and 63 per cent in young adults aged 18 to 25 from 2009 to 2017 – from 8.1 per cent to 13.2 per cent, showed the findings published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. “Cultural trends in the last 10 years may have had a larger effect on mood disorders and suicide-related outcomes among younger generations compared with older generations,” said Twenge. She believes this trend may be partially due to increased use of electronic communication and digital media, which may have changed modes of social interaction enough to affect mood disorders. Moreover, research shows that young people are not sleeping as much as they did in previous generations, she noted.last_img read more

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Premium end of market bouncing back Flight Centre

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Premium and corporate travel is beginning to recover from last year’s phenomenal lows, and while things haven’t returned to the highs of previous years, Flight Centre says things are once again on the up.In an interview with The Australian Graeme Turner, Flight Centre Managing Director, said that he was “reasonably happy” with the level of demand seen recently, and that even corporate and business class travel was seeing good levels of demand.“We’re reasonably happy,” said Mr Turner to The Australian.  “It’s not looking too bad at the moment.”“The corporate side of travel is still reasonably tough but it’s coming back better here than in some of our overseas areas.”While no exact figures can be given, a spokesperson for Flight Centre told e-Travel Blackboard that this year’s figures was “slightly improved” on last year’s figures.  FCm Travel the company’s corporate travel arm was also recording better figures.He adds that Flight Centre saw some of its worst figures for the entire downturn during these corresponding months last year.last_img read more

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first_imgFort Lauderdale, Florida – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineIn support of same sex couples, independent jewelry store Levinson Jewelers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has announced a new marketing campaign ‘Love is Love’. The expression—often used to denote equality—is intended to convey that love is universal and has no boundaries. The campaign will begin July 1st, 2012, with billboards and advertisements in the South Florida market.“Love is like a piece of fine jewelry,” said Robin Levinson, co-owner of Levinson Jewelers. “It is timeless, unique and looks equally beautiful on anyone.”The concept of the campaign was spawned by a customer sharing a personal experience with Levinson Jewelers.“They made this journey so comfortable and easy for me,” said client Chris Heller. “Mark and Robin went above and beyond all expectations and truly enhanced the overall experience with their kindness and dedication. I want the community to know the strong sense of support I felt from Levinson Jewelers.”In addition to advertising, Robin Levinson has selected certain items of jewelry to extend the message of equality. These special pieces are available both at the Levinson Jewelers flagship store in Fort Lauderdale and on their new e-commerce website.“Our new website features all the amazing pieces that we continue to showcase in our flagship store,” said Mark Levinson, co-owner of Levinson Jewelers. The new website and online store allows customers to purchase jewelry, gems and accessories from Levinson Jewelers “anywhere, anytime”.Jewelry brands available at Levinson Jewelers include Bulgari, Gucci, Corum, Franck Muller, Dior, Graham Watches, Hermès, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, Piaget, IWC, Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Penny Preville and Backes & Strauss.Levinson’s staff includes GIA-certified gemologists and jewelers, and owners Mark and Robin travel the world to source unique precious jewels for the store.www.levinsonjewelers.comlast_img read more

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