Advertisement AdvertisementMohamed Salah is under the radar of Real Madrid in the upcoming summer transfer window. According to the sources, Real Madrid are trying to bring in Mohamed Salah if they miss out Eden Hazard in this summer.The star Egyptian player of Liverpool won the Golden Boot award in the Premier League for back to back two seasons. However, this time he shared it with his teammate Sadio Mane and the star Gabonese centre forward of the Gunners, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. Mohamed Salah is consistently performing well season after season. He is now at the pick of his form. So, it might just be the best time to get the hold of the star Egyptian footballer in the summer transfer window.The manager of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane wants to add some new talented players in the squad of Real Madrid to become dominant again in Europe.In the previous summer transfer window, Real Madrid lost their star player Cristiano Ronaldo. No replacement of Cristiano Ronaldo was brought at that time. However, the Los Blancos suffered a lot during the whole season in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo. The inclusion of Mohamed Salah will certainly strengthen the squad of Real Madrid next season.Mauricio Pochettino to spend £150m to revamp the Tottenham squad
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has rated Shere Bangla National Stadium outfield for that match as “poor” which hosted the first Test between Bangladesh and Australia last month in Dhaka.ICC match referee Jeff Crowe, who officiated in the historic Test which Bangladesh won by 20 runs that took place between August 27 and 30.Crowe, in accordance with Clause 3 of the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process, submitted his report to the ICC in which he expressed concern over the quality of the outfield.The report has been forwarded to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), which now has 14 days to provide its response.The BCB’s response will be reviewed by ICC’s General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice, and Ranjan Madugalle from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.
Third seed Garbine Muguruza became the latest big-name casualty at the Australian Open as she lost 7-6(1) 6-4 in the second round to tricky Taiwanese doubles specialist Hsieh Su-wei on Thursday.In searing heat on Rod Laver Arena, the powerful Wimbledon champion never got to grips with 88th-ranked Hsieh’s unusual game style and looked totally perplexed by the end.Muguruza had battled back from 5-2 down in the opening set but 32-year-old Hsieh, who plays double-handed on both sides, pulled out all the stops to take the tiebreak 7-1.WATCHHsieh pulled clear in the second set with her relentless accuracy but faltered with the winning line in sight, dropping serve at 5-2.Wow. Just…wow.No. 82 Su-Wei #Hsieh shocks third seed Garbine #Muguruza in a straight sets 7-6(1) 6-4 victory. Muguruza went 8/32 on second serve while Hsieh went 15/29.#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/Au9g0CRH0C— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 18, 2018Muguruza double-faulted at deuce in the next game to give Hsieh a match point but survived and held serve to ask the question of Hsieh’s nerve for a second time.There would be no escape this time as Hsieh guided away a backhand winner on her second match point to claim the biggest singles victory of her 17-year career.Muguruza joins other seeds Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens, Coco Vandeweghe, Kristina Mladenovic and Johanna Konta as early departures from the women’s draw.Hsieh will face Poland’s 26th seed Agnieszka Radwanska for a place in the fourth round of a grand slam singles for only the second time, having reached that stage 10 years ago here.ALSO WATCH:advertisement
Xiaomi kicked of its first launch of the year in India and the company wanted to make sure it went all in. Not only did the Chinese manufacturer launch the Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro, but it also (finally) brought its highly popular and much requested TV to the Indian market as well. Yes, the Mi TV 4 has now been launched and will look to take on the likes of Samsung, Sony and LG in a brand new segment in the country.The Mi TV 4 was first unveiled at CES 2017 last year and is touted as the company’s thinnest TV to date. Xiaomi’s Mi TV line has been well-received in China and has been a popular product request from Mi fans in India. Xiaomi, which is known for making products at a affordable prices, launched the 55-inch Mi TV 4 in China at CNY 3,999 (approx Rs 38,000). This is arguably a great price for a 4K UHD TV and it is this affordability that fans in India were waiting for.The 55-inch Mi TV 4 has been launched at Rs 39,999 in India, which is similar to its China pricing. From a price perspective, this is noticeably cheaper and a lot more affordable than similar 55-inch 4K TVs from popular premium brands like Sony, Samsung and LG. This makes the Mi TV 4 a lot more accessible to a wider audience than its competition, which is what the company aims to do. In fact, the price of the Mi TV 4 will also give low-end TV manufacturers like TCL and VU a few reasons to be concerned as well.advertisementXiaomi Mi TV 4 vs the rest: Price, design specificationsAt Rs 39,999, the Mi TV 4 is one of the cheapest 55-inch 4K TVs in the Indian market. Not only is is considerably cheaper than premium brands like Sony and Samsung, it is also noticeably cheaper than what brands like Vu and TCL offer. To compare, Vu’s 55-inch 4K UHD Smart TV on Flipkart can be found for roughly Rs 50,000 while a similar TV from TCL will cost you around Rs 59,000. Xiaomi’s newest TV has the best chance as of now to make 4K TVs mainstream in the Indian market and simply blows the competition away at this price.If you look at 55-inch 4K UHD TVs from brands like Samsung, Sony and LG, you’ll see price tags north of Rs 80,000 going beyond Rs 1,00,000. 4K TVs are yet to reach mainstream popularity since content for it is still very limited, which is why such high prices can put off a lot of people. Brands like LG and Samsung do offer great displays as their panels are quite impressive. Notably, all Mi TV 4 models use Samsung or LG panels so you can be assured of a good display with accurate and vivid colours. At Rs 39,999, the Mi TV 4 is one of the cheapest 55-inch 4K TVs in the Indian market.The Mi TV 4 in China comes in three versions – 49-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch. In India, the Mi TV 4 will only be offered in 55-inch as of now. As far as design goes, the Mi TV 4 looks stunning and is very much what you would expect from a TV today. It sports a frameless display and comes with a custom Samsung 4K SVA (Superior Vertical Alignment) panel with 3840×2160 pixel resolution and a contrast ratio of 6000:1.One of the more attractive qualities about the Mi TV 4 is its ultra slim design. At 4.9mm in thickness, Xiaomi’s TV is ridiculously slim and there isn’t a brand out there right now that can offer a TV as slim as the Mi TV 4 at this price point. For the sake of comparison, the Mi TV 4 is about 37 per cent slimmer than the Mi Mix and 30 per cent slimmer than the iPhone 7. Add to that, the Mi TV 4 weighs just under 20kg which makes its one of the slimmest and lightest high-end TVs one can buy. Sadly, Xiaomi did not launch the modular version of the mi TV 4 that keeps the motherboard and speaker separate from the display.Xiaomi’s TV runs Xiaomi’s PatchWall software based on Android OS which is an AI system that will predict content based on what you watch. The OS has been tuned to suite the Indian market. The Mi remote that comes with the box will come with basic functionalities and will not support voice as of now, but Xiaomi has confirmed that a voice-enabled remote will be sold separately at a later date.ALSO READ: Xiaomi’s 55-inch Mi TV 4 is slimmer than an iPhone X and offers 4K HDR for just Rs 39,999advertisementThe Xiaomi Mi TV 4 is powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core Amlogic T968 Cortex-A53 processor coupled with Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. You get 2GB of DDR4 RAM and 8GB flash storage. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi (802.11ac) and Bluetooth 4.0, along with two 8W speakers with support for Dolby audio and DTS. However, the 55-inch model does not come with Dolby Atmos sound. The 55-inch TV comes with 3 HDMI 2.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 Ethernet port along with the standard AV, analog and audio out ports. Most of these are pretty basic and you will see similar offerings from other brands as well.Let’s talk about contentIn today’s day and age, content is everything. We live in a time where we depend heavily on streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar among others, which is why most modern smart TVs come with these apps built-in. 4K TVs will offer you stellar visuals provided that the video is in 4K. However, 4K content is still minimal and the best these TVs offer right now is that they are future-ready. Content will slowly but surely move towards that high-resolution so as a consumer you will need to wait before you can see most of your favorite shows in 4K. Xiaomis TV runs Xiaomis PatchWall software based on Android OS which is an AI system that will predict content based on what you watch.The Mi TV 4 supports 4K but it sadly doesn’t support the two streaming platforms that do support 4K content – Netflix and Amazon Prime. The company says it is open to working with them in the days to come, but as of now you won’t find these apps on the TV. Xiaomi has joined with a total of 12 content partners to offer Indic content like Hotstar and Voot to offer 500,000 hours of content spread across 15 Indic languages, but the biggest problem is that these platforms lack 4K content. At best, they offer 1080p content, which will likely disappoint a lot of consumers who are going to expect at least some 4K content if they’re buying a 4K TV.On the other hand, most 55-inch smart TVs from Sony, LG and Samsung natively support Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, especially those running Android TV or Smart Hub. This puts the Mi TV 4 at a disadvantage. The biggest problem Xiaomi’s TV will be facing as I see it is with regards to 4K content as of now. Even normal 1080p content tends to lack clarity and detail on a large 55-inch screen. Even streaming devices like Chromecast or Amazon FireTV Stick that are available in India don’t support 4K HDR so you’re out of luck even there. But they do offer Netflix and Prime Video apps, if you’re interested.A Mi TV 4 with a seperate streaming device would still be more cost effective than purchasing a 55-inch 4K Smart TV from other brands. However, doing so kind of takes away the whole point of a built-in Smart TV. Of course, the easiest hack to view 4K content is to download it on to an external hard drive and connect it to the TV, but that’s quite a tedious task in itself.advertisementThe Mi TV 4 is Xiaomi’s bid to get a bite out of the TV segment in India, and at Rs 39,999, the company will look to make a dent in a manner similar to what it has achieved with its smartphones. Whether Xiaomi is able to shake up the TV sector which is currently divided between premium brands like Sony, LG and Panasonic and affordable brands like TCL, Micromax and VU will remain to be seen.
Manchester United Matic expecting Man Utd to challenge for Premier League and Champions League double Last updated 2 years ago 23:32 8/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Manchester United Premier League UEFA Champions League The £40 million summer signing is eyeing success on multiple fronts and claims to have taken little time in which to settle at Old Trafford Nemanja Matic is looking for Manchester United to mount a challenge for a Premier League and Champions League double in 2017-18.The Red Devils have made the perfect start to a domestic title bid, with their opening three games delivering nine points, 10 goals and three clean sheets.Mou’s men 9/4 for PL title Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Jose Mourinho’s side set the early pace as a result, heading into the international break, and are now looking forward to marking their return to Europe’s elite club competition.Matic admits that their group stage draw is “favourable” – as they prepare to face Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow – and he sees no reason why United cannot compete on multiple fronts.Speaking from Serbia’s training base ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ireland, the 29-year-old said: “Winning the Premier League title will be a tough task not just for us but for everyone because there are five or six realistic contenders.”But we all know that Manchester United are expected to win every game. As far as the Champions League is concerned, we’ve had a favourable draw and we are hopeful of still being in the competition in the latter stages.”The 2-1 UEFA Supercup defeat against Champions League holders Real Madrid was a good test of our credentials to slug it out with Europe’s best.“We were outplayed but that was a one-off while the Champions League is a competition where you face different rivals in every round.”Matic has made a bright start to his United career following a £40 million move from Chelsea and admits that he has had no trouble settling in at Old Trafford.The two-time Premier League title winner said: “At the age of 29 I am an experienced player and at that stage of my career I shouldn’t need too much time to adapt.”I knew many of United’s players from before as I’ve played against them quite a few times so I had a pretty good idea what I was walking into.“The team helped me adapt quickly, they treated me like one of their own in the dressing-room from the very first day. We’ve made a pretty good start in the Premier League but it’s a long season and we will see how it goes.”United will return to domestic action with a trip to Stoke City on September, before opening their Champions League campaign when Basel pay a visit to Old Trafford.
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field alongside his wife Shelley after his team won 45-24 against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Ohio State’s Urban Meyer suspension saga is wrapping up. The Buckeyes’ head coach returned in a full-time capacity to the program on Monday. He’ll be back on the sideline on Saturday.Meyer did his first weekly press conference of the 2018 season on Monday. He was asked a couple of football questions, but most of the talk was about his suspension and how he handled everything.Questions like that will probably continue, but Meyer did appear to be ready to get back to his team in a full-time capacity.Meyer’s family is certainly ready to have him back on the field. There has been quite a bit of criticism for the Ohio State head coach and his family is surely ready to get past all of that.The Ohio State head coach’s wife, Shelley Meyer, retweeted this on Monday.“One thing Urban said today, and you know from Aug. I’ve been preaching this: they’re ‘taught to let law enforcement handle it and get out of the way.’ That is 100% true and some braindead members of the media would know that if they spoke to people that do the job for a living,” tweeted Kyle Lamb.“They’re supposed to make sure their supervisors know and let authorities handle the investigation. That was what was done in this situation. The idea that more should have been done goes against training of every ‘mandatory reporter’ in every institution in America.”One thing Urban said today, and you know from Aug. I’ve been preaching this: they’re ‘taught to let law enforcement handle it and get out of the way.’ That is 100% true and some braindead members of the media would know that if they spoke to people that do the job for a living.— Kyle S. Lamb (@kylamb8) September 17, 2018They’re supposed to make sure their supervisors know and let authorities handle the investigation. That was what was done in this situation. The idea that more should have been done goes against training of every ‘mandatory reporter’ in every institution in America.— Kyle S. Lamb (@kylamb8) September 17, 2018A national college football reporter, USA TODAY’s Dan Wolken, called her out for retweeting this “straw man” argument.The fact Shelley Meyer retweeted this straw man nonsense today tells you a lot https://t.co/XTZaU97OF7— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 17, 2018One thing is clear: This saga isn’t going away.
There is no substitute for a healthy lifestyle, and Jamaicans should take the matter of caring for their bodies very seriously, says Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness. Addressing a ceremony for the official opening of the expanded operating theatre and renovated male surgical ward as well as the handing over of an ambulance at the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital on October 6, Mr. Holness said he is urging the country to join hands with Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton’s Jamaica Moves campaign, adding that it is a genuine recipe for a longer and healthier life. There is no substitute for a healthy lifestyle, and Jamaicans should take the matter of caring for their bodies very seriously, says Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness.Addressing a ceremony for the official opening of the expanded operating theatre and renovated male surgical ward as well as the handing over of an ambulance at the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital on October 6, Mr. Holness said he is urging the country to join hands with Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton’s Jamaica Moves campaign, adding that it is a genuine recipe for a longer and healthier life.“The Minister is now famous as a Jamaica Moves man. It is an excellent programme and an excellent campaign to get Jamaicans moving,” the Prime Minister said.The Prime Minister said that as Jamaicans, “we almost have a perverse view of what is healthy,” adding that slowly “we need to change our view of health.”“Things like fat, sugar, salt, alcohol, tobacco…smoking in general…we have to start looking at these things and the impact they have been having on our health,” Mr. Holness added.The Prime Minister said he is calling on Jamaicans to get up in the mornings or even in the evenings and do at least 30 minutes of exercise. It doesn’t have to be intense. You can walk around, do some pushups or a little stretching. We have to take our health into our own hands. And it doesn’t matter your age…keep moving,” he urged.The Jamaica Moves (#JaMoves) national campaign is an intense call to action for Jamaicans to become more active. The campaign intends to promote, educate and develop programmes to get Jamaicans moving, both through traditional and non-traditional media.“This initiative will focus on community-level interventions to facilitate increased physical activity among the population. As part of this drive, we will be developing walking trails in each parish and organizing and piggybacking on walking and running groups to increase social support and motivation for physical activity,” Minister Tufton said earlier this year. “Things like fat, sugar, salt, alcohol, tobacco…smoking in general…we have to start looking at these things and the impact they have been having on our health,” the Prime Minister said. Story Highlights
The diary of Anne Frank, a young chronicler of the horrors of the Nazis’ genocide of the Jews, offers a beacon of hope – and humanity – to the millions who read her thoughts, written while hiding with her family for two years before being betrayed and sent to the death camps. Reflecting on her life 75 years after her arrest, and death, is a travelling exhibition that has come briefly to Delhi. ‘Anne Frank: A History for Today’, an exhibition of photographs and archival information, takes visitors to Nazi-occupied Europe during the Second World War as it follows Anne’s journey from homeland Germany to the promise of a refuge in the Netherlands, but back to a German concentration camp. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainIn the exhibition’s photographs, a young Anne and her sister Margot are seen growing up from childhood to teenage. Happy family photographs and images taken at school, soon gave way to a dark place in their factory – the secret annexe where the Franks went into hiding. Recorded are quotations from her diary, a small, red-chequered notebook that went on to contain her vivid observations and experiences, and eventually become one of the world’s most popularly-read personal accounts of the Holocaust. During a walkthrough of the well-curated exhibition, the Deputy Head of the Netherlands Embassy in India, Anneke Adema, spoke of Anne’s life and the tragic experience she had. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”We have a tendency to forget history, and people should see these pictures – of Auschwitz, for instance. I heard about it during my life in the Netherlands, but the moment you see it, you feel everything. You see the suitcases of the people who were gassed, the hair, the glasses, kids’ toys and shoes – we have to make it visible,” Adema said. The exhibition is open for public at the India International Centre here till April 29. It is organised by the The Anne Frank House, PeaceWorks and Embassies of the Netherlands and Israel.
Primaris REIT paying $377M for portfolio of shopping centres in Alberta by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 1, 2013 10:24 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Primaris Retail REIT (TSX:PMZ.UN) announced Friday that it is buying a portfolio of shopping centres in Edmonton and Medicine Hat, Alta., for $377 million.Primaris, itself the target of a friendly takeover offer by H&R REIT (TSX:HR.UN), says it will acquire nine properties owned by Sherwood Park Mall Ltd., Markalta Developments Ltd. and Sleeping Bay Building Corp.The assets include two enclosed regional shopping centres and an adjacent professional building, five unenclosed strip plazas, one single tenant retail building and 4.47 acres of development land.Major properties are Medicine Hat Mall in Medicine Hat and Sherwood Park Mall, Edmonton.Other Medicine Hat properties include Trans-Canada Plaza, Scotia Plaza, Carry Drive Plaza, Dunmore Plaza and Park Plaza. In Edmonton, Primaris is also acquiring Sherwood Park Plaza and the development land.“We are very pleased to extend Primaris’ reach in Western Canada,” CEO John Morrison said in a release.“Medicine Hat Mall and Sherwood Park Mall are both quality assets that are dominant in their trade areas. Primaris’ acquisition of these assets complements our existing Alberta presence in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge, and broadens our visibility and reach in Western Canada.”Primaris said it expects to pay for the properties, including closing costs, through $339 million of vendor financing and a credit facility of $41 million.The H&R takeover offer for Primaris, which topped an earlier hostile bid by a group led by KingSett Capital, is in the form of cash and shares valued at $28 per unit when announced. However, the cash portion has been capped at $700 million and the equity portion — based on a 20-day average price of $23.99 per H&R unit — is subject to market fluctuations.H&R’s deal with Primaris also comes with a controversial break fee valued at $106.6 million, which includes the option to acquire the Dufferin Mall and certain other Yonge Street properties in Toronto owned by Primaris, priced at an aggregate $36.6-million discount to the appraised values.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Primaris units were up 23 cents at $27.03 in early trading Friday. H&R’s units were up five cents at $23.70.
Gov. Fallin wants sales tax expansion to close budget hole by Sean Murphy, The Associated Press Posted Feb 1, 2016 12:07 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 1, 2016 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday proposed an increase in the cigarette tax and an expansion of the sales tax to a variety of services that are currently exempt as a way to close an estimated $900 million hole in next year’s budget.Fallin delivered her State of the State address to lawmakers on the first day of the 2016 legislative session, along with her proposal for a balanced budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.The Legislature is grappling with a hole in the budget of about $900 million, or about 13 per cent less than they appropriated last year for education, transportation and other state services. Because of poor state revenue collections in December and the continuing low price of oil and natural gas, that hole is expected to exceed $1 billion when the final revenue figures are certified later this month.Fallin’s executive budget recommends about $910 million in what she describes as “recurring revenues,” including $181 million from a proposed cigarette tax increase. She also maintains that $125 million can be captured through various agency revolving accounts that are generated mostly through fees and other sources. Another $200 million would come from a combination of eliminating sales tax exemptions and expanding sales taxes to a variety of services that currently are exempt.Any proposal to increase taxes, or to eliminate current tax exemptions, will likely face fierce resistance in the Republican-controlled Legislature.The governor’s budget also appropriates $178 million to pay for a permanent $3,000 pay raise for Oklahoma teachers, and she says some education savings could be realized by consolidating dependent school districts, which are typically those that have only kindergarten through eighth grade.Under her proposed budget, most state agencies would see budget reductions of about 6 per cent, but a handful of agencies were cut just 3 per cent, including the Department of Human Services, Department of Health, Health Care Authority and Department of Public Safety.She’s also proposing increases in funding for the state’s prison system, public education and the state’s Pinnacle Plan for improving Oklahoma’s foster care system. She wants legislators to approve a second bond issue to pay for improvements to the state capitol.
OSU junior forward Nichelle Prince (7) dribbles the ball during a game agaisnt Minnesota on Sept. 17 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 1-2. Credit: Sam HarrisThe Ohio State women’s soccer team’s season added at least one more game to its season Monday night after the Buckeyes were selected to compete in the NCAA Tournament.OSU finished the regular season with a 10-6-3 (4-4-3 Big Ten) record, and will host the Dayton Flyers in the first round at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, with a 6 p.m. scheduled kick-off. The Flyers come to Columbus with a 9-9-3 regular season record, also having captured the Atlantic 10 Tournament championship.This tournament bid marks the 11th time the Buckeyes will compete in the NCAA Tournament, and is the seventh in the last eight seasons. OSU joins seven other Big Ten teams in this year’s tournament, including Minnesota, Penn State, Rutgers, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Michigan and Nebraska. With their last matchup being on Oct. 26 versus Penn State, the Buckeyes will have had a total of three weeks’ rest before Saturday’s game. Dayton presents a tough lineup for OSU, as junior forward Alexis Kiehl is tied for the NCAA lead in total goals scored this season with 20. The winner will move on to the next round, facing either Northern Kentucky or West Virginia, who OSU played in the regular season.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Australian Canberra developer Nick Georgalis has just won the tender to develop the Kingston Arts Precinct, the last major commercial development property block on the Kingston Foreshore in Canberra. Georgalis, who reached number 17 on the BRW’s young rich list of Australia’s wealthiest people aged under 40 with an average wealth of $144 million, owns Geocon, a company that has become a major player within the Canberra property market. “Geocon is thrilled and humbled to be awarded the privilege of breathing new life into this iconic location. The Kingston Arts Precinct is a really special project for us because it is such a significant site in Canberra and it gives us another opportunity to contribute to our mantra of ‘Building Canberra’,” says managing director Nick Georgalis in an interview with Neos Kosmos. “Geocon has a strong affiliation with the arts through sponsoring the local theatre and we’ve signed up The Aston Shuffle to create music and curate soundtracks for our Midnight development in Braddon. I live nearby to the site and I know well the potential and how fantastic it will be. Once the precinct is completed it will rival the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart,” he adds.In the Land Development Agency’s announcement, Geocon, which partnered with Oculus and Fender Katsalidis Architects, another Greek Australian-owned company that has designed the renowned MONA in Tasmania and the New Acton precinct in Canberra, won the tender last month by outbidding rival company Doma, but no further information was released. “Greeks have a long history of doing great things in architecture and construction. Just look at the Parthenon! Irrespective of that though, at Geocon we just want to work with the best in the world no matter what their heritage and background,” says the son of Greek migrants who arrived in Australia from Kalambaka (Thessaly) in the ’70s. Currently, the Kingston site is largely open space with car parking, but it also includes heritage buildings such as the former Kingston Powerhouse (now the Canberra Glassworks), the Fitters Workshop and the former Transport Depot (now the Old Bus Depot Markets), which are to be protected.“We are just in the final stages of agreeing with the ACT government on precisely what the precinct will include and that will determine when the construction might start. However, I can say that the heritage buildings will be retained and celebrated and the new spaces for the arts will be state-of-the-art in both functionality and design,” says the 40-year-old businessman, who was the first Greek Australian to make the BRW under-40 list, followed by Tim Demetriou (27), Kostas Drakopoulos (42) and Kayla Itsines (51). Geocon and the ACT government will be in consultation with the arts community in order to determine the final design, and it could take up to six months to finalise contract negotiations. Agency chief executive David Dawes said the partnership has created an exciting concept for the precinct that will stand the test of time and which, according to the area’s masterplan, will include an apartment building with about 150 units, a multi-storey car park, retail and commercial developments and office space. The government recently changed the Territory Plan to also allow a hotel and childcare centre. “It also includes workshops, gallery spaces and offices for arts groups, visiting artist accommodation, landscaped plazas for outdoor entertainment and events, and generous parking provisions,” said Dawes. According to local press, the tender documents stipulated between 500 and 800 publicly available carparks, around 7,000 square metres of arts facilities, a 4,000 square metre outdoor arts-event space, and at least 20,000 square metres of non-residential facilities. The plan will also relocate Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Craft ACT, Photo Access, Art Sound FM, M16 and parts of the Canberra Potters’ Society to the site, where they will join the Canberra Glassworks and Megalo print studio.Managing director Nick Georgalis said it would be the “jewel in the crown” of the Kingston Foreshore and would create “a cultural space of international renown and a beacon for artistic endeavour across the world”, as MONA has done for Hobart.Geocon is also building the 27-storey Wayfarer, which is considered to be Canberra’s tallest apartment tower with 331 apartments and has also partnered with Fender Katsalidis Architects and Oculus to redevelop the site of the old NRMA office into an apartment building, hotel, retail and restaurant space which it has dubbed ‘Midnight’. It plans 350 apartments and a 140-room apartment hotel on the site. The company also owns the Abode Group of Hotels, and last month announced plans to build a new hotel in the Kingston shopping centre, while a new hotel will be constructed in Murrumbateman.“Canberra is an emerging market in residential apartments compared to other mature markets in cities like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. And we run counter-cyclical to them. So as they come off, Canberra starts to become more attractive for investors, and that is what we are seeing now,” says the developer. Geocon is building the 20 and 22-storey Infinity Apartment Towers in Gungahlin, which is anticipated to be the tallest structure in Canberra after the Black Mountain Tower, and has built 257 apartments in the Observatory Living development at Wright in Molonglo and 360 apartments at Southport in Tuggeranong.“With continued low interest rates, the affordability of units compared to house and land packages for first home buyers, the increasing number of downsizers who want a carefree home; it all adds up to a boom in residential apartments which is destined to continue. “For the past three years, our sales have increased 50 per cent year-over-year. We’ll sell 700 apartments this year, and by the end of the year, we will have about 1,500 apartments under construction,” concludes the determined entrepreneur, who seems to be on a real mission to make Canberra truly great.
Barack Obama relance le nucléaire aux États-UnisÉtats-Unis – Pour la première fois depuis trente ans, les États-Unis vont relancer la construction d’une centrale nucléaire. Barack Obama a en effet annoncé mardi que l’administration américaine allait allouer environ 8 milliards de dollars de garanties de prêt pour lancer la construction de réacteurs nucléaires, visant une réduction de la dépendance énergétique du pays comme de ses émissions polluantes.”Nous annonçons environ 8 milliards de dollars en garanties de prêts pour entamer la construction de la première centrale nucléaire dans notre pays depuis près de 30 ans” a déclaré Barack Obama à Lanham, banlieue de Washington où il visitait un centre de formation aux métiers de l’énergie.Soulignant que le Japon et la France ont depuis longtemps investi dans l’énergie nucléaire, le président américain à déclaré : “Il nous faut construire une nouvelle génération de centrales nucléaires sûres et propres aux États-Unis”. Grâce à cette technologie, Barack Obama espère réduire la dépendance énergétique des États-Unis, et engager une transition vers une économie à faibles émissions de CO2.Les 8 milliards de dollars annoncés par le président américain permettront de lancer la construction de deux réacteurs nucléaires de 1.100 mégawatts sur le site de la centrale de Vogtle, en Géorgie. Ce chantier, qui devrait être achevé à l’horizon 2018, entraînerait la création de 3.500 emplois tandis que le coût des deux réacteurs devrait s’élever à 14 milliards de dollars.Le budget fédéral 2011 présenté au Congrès par l’administration Obama début février prévoit d’augmenter les prêts garantis pour le nucléaire de 18 à 54 milliards de dollars. “Sur un sujet qui a des effets sur notre économie, notre sécurité et l’avenir de notre planète, nous ne pouvons pas continuer à être empêtrés dans des débats entre la gauche et la droite, entre les défenseurs de l’environnement et les entrepreneurs” a souligné le président américain en réponse aux opposants du nucléaire.En 1979, les États-Unis avaient renoncé à l’énergie nucléaire suite à un grave accident dans la centrale de Three Mile Island en Pennsylvanie.Le 17 février 2010 à 18:34 • Emmanuel Perrin
Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Feb. 24 (JIS) – The Ministry of Health is reporting that of the notification of 14 deaths suspected to be related to Chikungunya, two of those have so far been confirmed as having had the virus. According to Acting Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Marion Bullock-DuCasse, of the 14 cases notified, there was insufficient data for five and of the remaining nine, six met the case definition. “Three cases did not meet the case definition for ChikV, so we cannot say they were ChikV related deaths because the persons did not have ChikV. Two of the six remaining cases were confirmed in the lab as having had ChikV, one tested negative and the other three are still under investigation,” she explained. Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ today (February 24), Dr. DuCasse said the Ministry is aware of reports in the press indicating that persons have died of ChikV. “The cause of death would have to be looked at. Some people may have had a chronic illness and ChikV would cause more severe symptoms, but not necessarily cause their death. We have to be very careful in not giving the impression that everybody who has had ChikV, whether suspected or confirmed and has died, that it is due to ChikV. The Ministry can assist in terms of investigation and helping to clarify exactly what the cause of death was,” she noted. Dr. Bullock-DuCasse said the Ministry continues to remind the public that persons who are in certain groups are at risk for more severe complications. These, she reiterated, include children, the elderly and those with underlying conditions, particularly persons with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension or asthma.As of February 19, the Ministry has had 4,979 notifications of ChikV, which mean that doctors have submitted this information. Of that number, 1,670 meet the case definition. “It is important to note that the suspected cases are from those reported and that it is evident that the majority of cases have not been reported to the Ministry, bearing in mind that persons who are ill and do not seek medical attention cannot be included in the Ministry figures. Those figures include those notified, then reviewed to see if they meet the case definition of ChikV, and that is the number that is used to denote the suspected cases,” Dr. Bullock-DuCasse emphasised. “If a person sees a doctor, But the case is not reported, the Ministry cannot count it. This holds true for every disease outbreak,” she added. The Acting Chief Medical Officer said the Ministry is urging the public, medical practitioners and the health team in general to report cases they may suspect to be a ChikV related death to the Ministry of Health.She also issued a reminder that ChikV is a Class 1 Notifiable Disease which means that it should be reported immediately on suspicion to the Parish Health Department or the Ministry of Health. Recommended for you Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Related Items:chicv, death, Dr. Marion Bullock-DuCasse, jamaica
The American Soybean Association (ASA) participated in a U.S–China dialogue to discuss agriculture trade on the outskirts of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) meeting. Industry and government officials from both the U.S. and China attended the seminar, which focused on three key areas including, strengthening consumer protection and enhancing public confidence in the supply chain; transparency and implementation of food safety regulations; and international best practices on preventing and responding to food safety incidents.Many of the presenters throughout the event centered their comments on the need for an abundant and safe food supply focusing on the role or innovation and partnerships.Both U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman focused their comments on the need for regulations that are founded in science and risk based international standards. Vilsack also mentioned the necessity of ensuring that the regulatory process isn’t over burdensome with both certification and registration requirements.China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang spoke on the importance of two-way trade between the U.S. and China, highlighting China’s recent announcement to lift the ban on U.S. beef. However, he stressed the differences between our two countries regarding sentiments on GMOs, stating the china takes a prudent approach to GMOs. Yang was quick to note that China is not protectionist with regard to GMOs, citing their import of U.S. GMO soybeans. The Vice Premier also rebutted Vilsack’s remarks imploring China to meet their World Trade Organization (WTO) requirements around notification of standards. Yang insisted that China’s domestic support program is compliant with the WTO.Over all, the seminar reinforced the desire of both the U.S. and China to strengthen the agricultural trade relationship.The seminar represented the public forum for a series of private government to government discussions that occurred during the JCCT last week.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Wednesday, August 14, 2019:#1) Registration Opens For Senior Center’s Trip To VermontThe Wilmington Senior Center has organized a fun trip to the Vermont Country Store and The Green Mountains on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Board a luxury Silver Fox Coach and enjoy the byways of New England and experience some of Vermont’s best! Tickets cost $55 for Wilmington residents and $79 for non-residents. Registration begins on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Senior Center’s Front Desk.#2) Wilmington Board of Appeals MeetingThe Wilmington Board of Appeals meets at 7pm at Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#3) Wilmington Recreation Department’s Kids Dreamcatcher ClassSignup for a fun afternoon of arts and crafts with our Dreamcatcher class on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Open to kids entering grades 3-6.In some Native American cultures Dreamcatchers are handmade wall hangings placed where a person sleeps to ensure good dreams.When a person goes to sleep, the Dreamcatcher will attract all dreams. Bad dreams get trapped inside the web; good dreams pass through. In the morning light, bad dreams dissolve and disappear.In this class you will stencil a picture of a Dreamcatcher on wood using wood stain and paint. All supplies included.To register, visit https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation, call 978-658-4270, or stop by Town Hall, Room 8. The Department is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.#4) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 6pm (extended summer hours). All books are $2 or less! Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.#5) Car Seat Installs At Public Safety BuildingThe Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, 10am-2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 7, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 27, 2019In “Community”
Listen X 00:00 /00:48 Ed Mayberry | Houston Public MediaISS crew members Alexander Gerst, Sergey Prokopyev and Serena Aunon-Chancellor.Alexander Gerst from Germany will join the other two for Expedition 57. It’s Gerst’s second trip to the space station. He said before his first flight, he saw space as a very special place.“When I was up there, I actually learned that it was the opposite. So the real special place — and that’s what you realize in space — is actually our planet Earth. And that was a very beautiful thought, and it left me with the longing of coming back.”Sergey Prokopyev is commander of the Soyuz spacecraft that will ferry the three to the space station. It’s his first trip, and it’s also the first time for NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor. She’s a physician and will be conducting medical experiments on fellow crew members. It’s part of research for preparing for a multi-year mission to Mars. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share
What is the World Cup anyway?The World Cup is a big competition where overpaid men chase a small spherical object – known as a ‘ball’ – around a plot of grass for 90 minutes. The object is to kick the ‘ball’ into a large white net called a ‘goal’.Once a ‘goal’ has been ‘scored’, it is the job of the ‘scorer’ to perform a pre-rehearsed set of movements to celebrate his achievement. This might be a forward somersault, pulling his shirt over his head, or for the more talented players, a short dance recital.Players are always pushing the limits of goal celebrations and looking for ever more impressive routines. Known as ‘set-pieces’, such routines involve a vast amount of preparation and practise and more than justify the players’ high salaries.Why are you telling me this? I’m not interested in the World Cup!If you find yourself underwhelmed by the whole World Cup hype, commiserations, you almost certainly have the medical condition ‘World Cup Ambivalence’ or WCA. Doctors specialising in sports science have established two primary causes of WCA:1. You don’t like football2. You love football, but your national team is rubbish at football and failed to qualify for the World Cup (even though Honduras, Slovakia and New Zealand did).The first cause is most common in nations not normally associated with football, such as Greenland, Papua New Guinea and Antarctica.In countries where football is a popular sport, such as Scotland, Sweden and Russia, the second reason is the primary cause of WCA. In these countries, the condition can also lead to intense bitterness towards neighbouring nations that did qualify for the tournament.Where is the South Africa World Cup?The World Cup 2010 is being held in several cities across a country called South Africa. If you don’t know where this is, read ‘South Africa’ again carefully; there’s a clue in the name. Who is playing in the World Cup?The great thing about the World Cup is that it brings together 32 different countries from all over the world. Of course, all the footballing giants like Slovenia, North Korea and Algeria will be playing, but alongside these greats will be some lesser known football nations such as Italy, Germany and a country called ‘Brazil’.Who goes to the World Cup?As any football player will tell you, it’s the fans that make the World Cup so special.FIFA, the World Cup governing body, has made it a legal requirement for all supporters attending a World Cup match to do at least two of the following:1. Wear a massive and ridiculous hat2. Attach a giant foam hand to your palm and wave it around; preferably inanely3. Wear an outfit reflecting your national stereotype (for example Germans must wear Lederhosen, Japanese must wear kamikaze headbands)4. Get your nation’s flag painted on your face5. Bring a huge flag and ensure that the view of your fellow supporters is obscured as much as possible throughout the game6. Bring a drum, trumpet or other musical instrument and deafen those seated next to you by playing it incessantlyThough not legally required by FIFA, extra credibility can be gained by both male and female fans who go topless and paint their upper halves in their country’s colours. By doing so, these fans also guarantee themselves a brief TV appearance. The size of the bust or belly is directly proportional to the amount of airtime received.Who will win the World Cup?Every team has a chance for World Cup glory which is what makes it so exciting. However, if you were to place a bet, your money would be safe on any of the following teams: New Zealand, Honduras or Slovenia. Of course there can only be one winner but these teams are certainly in the running.What are all these World Cup songs?As well as putting together a team of their country’s finest footballing stars, it is also a requirement that competing nations must release at least one World Cup song prior to the competition. This may or may not feature one or more of the players singing, or in some cases, doing a rap.When do I get my boyfriend/wife/partner/mates back?The World Cup lasts from the 11th of June till the 11th July 2010. After this, your life should return to normality for another two years. Until, if you live in Europe, Euro 2012 begins.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Whilst your fellow compatriots are going mad for a bunch of blokes knocking a bag of air about – you’re wondering what all the fuss is about.Written especially for the football layman – here is Skyscanner’s World Cup guide for those that don’t like football. RelatedSouth Africa World Cup – HomeSouth Africa World Cup – HomeSouth Africa World Cup 2010 – GreeceSouth Africa World Cup 2010 – GreeceSouth Africa World Cup 2010 – ArgentinaDiego Maradonna, the thorn in every England fan’s side
This undated photo provided by the Broward’s Sheriff’s Office shows Trayvon Newsome. The fourth suspect in the shooting death of emerging South Florida rap star XXXTentacion has turned himself into authorities. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, 2018, that 20-year-old Newsome was taken into custody after surrendering at his lawyer’s Fort Lauderdale office. (Broward’s Sheriff’s Office via AP) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The fourth suspect in the shooting death of emerging South Florida rap star XXXTentacion has turned himself in to authorities.The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Tuesday evening that 20-year-old Trayvon Newsome was taken into custody after surrendering at his lawyer’s Fort Lauderdale office around 5 p.m.Newsome and three other men are accused of killing XXXTentacion (ex-ex-ex-ten-ta-see-YAWN) in June. The 20-year-old rap star, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was fatally shot as he left a motorcycle dealership. Officials have said a struggle ensued when the rapper’s sports car was blocked by another vehicle, two masked gunmen approached and shot XXXTentacion multiple times. The gunmen fled with a Louis Vuitton bag containing $50,000.Newsome was booked into Broward County’s Main Jail on charges of first-degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon. Final suspect arrested in slaying of rapper XXXTentacion by Associated Press, The Associated Press Posted Aug 7, 2018 8:14 pm PDT Last Updated Aug 8, 2018 at 1:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
by The Associated Press Posted Nov 27, 2018 11:52 am PDT iBook charts for week ending November 25, 2018: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher :iBooks US Bestseller List – Paid Books1. Becoming by Michelle Obama – 9781524763152 – (Crown)2. Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci – 9781538761557 – (Grand Central Publishing)3. Past Tense by Lee Child – 9780399593529 – (Random House Publishing Group)4. Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly – 9780316486675 – (Little, Brown and Company)5. Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson – 9780316417501 – (Little, Brown and Company)6. Fire and Blood by Doug Wheatley & George R.R. Martin – 9781524796297 – (Random House Publishing Group)7. The Reckoning by John Grisham – 9780385544160 – (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)8. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty – 9781250069849 – (Flatiron Books)9. After by Anna Todd – 9781476792545 – (Gallery Books)10. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich – 9780399179235 – (Penguin Publishing Group)(copyright) 2018 Apple Inc.____The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US