first_imgThe Canadian Press FREDERICTON — A Fredericton man accused of murdering four people in an August shooting spree is set to return to court today following a psychiatric assessment.The assessment was ordered to determine if Matthew Raymond can be found criminally responsible for the crimes he has been accused of.He is charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Fredericton police constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello, and civilians Donnie Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright.Raymond, who is in his late 40s, was previously found fit to stand trial after a shorter assessment, although details of the arguments seeking the assessments are under a publication ban.He is alleged to have fired from his apartment window with a long gun, killing the two civilians as they loaded a car for a trip on Aug. 10, and the two police officers as they responded to the scene.Raymond has previously told a judge there is evidence that would allow him to be “exonerated” immediately because of temporary insanity.last_img read more

first_imgGrammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel has unveiled a new song, “Sing On,” in support of LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding.LUNG FORCE is a national movement led by the American Lung Association in partnership with national presenting sponsor CVS Caremark. All proceeds from Jewel’s song, available on iTunes, will benefit LUNG FORCE to further the fight against lung cancer in women.Jewel is lending her voice by creating “Sing On” to help raise awareness of, and hope for, the fight against lung cancer in women. As a singer, Jewel relies on her lungs every day to breathe, speak, laugh and sing. That’s why she’s made it her mission to ensure that all women realize that lung cancer can happen to anyone.Rallying LUNG FORCE Voices“After learning that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of women in the U.S. I wanted to write a song that would unite women and their loved ones to take much-needed action in the fight against this disease,” said Jewel. “With ‘Sing On’ I want women to know that there is hope and that we are all raising our voices in support of their battle.”In supporting LUNG FORCE, Jewel joins actress and author Valerie Harper as well as entertainer and country music star Kellie Pickler, who have both been personally affected by lung cancer. Harper battled lung cancer while Pickler lost her grandmother to lung cancer just one day after she was diagnosed. Pickler’s grandmother played an important role in her life and continues to serve as an inspiration for her work.“We’re honored to have Jewel on board as a key LUNG FORCE voice,” said Harold Wimmer, National President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Lung Association. “Lung cancer in women needs to be a public health priority. To accomplish that, we have to change our thinking about the disease and increase awareness and education.”Jewel also appears alongside Pickler in a LUNG FORCE public service announcement, calling on women to understand lung cancer’s impact, share what they know with others, and join the fight at LUNGFORCE.org.Video: Jewel And Kellie Pickler Talk Lung CancerCVS Caremark Continues Its Support of LUNG FORCECVS/pharmacy announced yesterday an in-store fundraising campaign to help fight the number one cancer killer of women – lung cancer. CVS Caremark is the national presenting sponsor of LUNG FORCE, and all funds raised through the campaign will benefit this new health initiative. From now through June 29, CVS/pharmacy customers will have the opportunity to contribute to LUNG FORCE at the register in stores nationwide or online at www.cvs.com/lung with all proceeds going to support the movement. Earlier this year, CVS Caremark announced its decision to remove tobacco from its retail stores.last_img read more

first_img(Former dean Angelique EagleWoman. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTN)Dennis WardAPTN NewsA First Nation lawyer and former dean of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is suing Lakehead University for discrimination.There was great fanfare when Angelique EagleWoman was appointed as dean of Bora Laskin in Thunder Bay in January 2016.On Wednesday, a statement sent out by EagleWoman’s lawyer says she “faced opposition and hostility from some within the University not long after she assumed her duties in May 2016.”EagleWoman announced her departure as dean in April 2018, citing “systemic discrimination and a hostile work environment.”EagleWoman is suing the university for “constructive dismissal and racial discrimination.”The suit, filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, seeks $2.67-million for a loss of income for the remainder of her term as Dean and compensation for losing a lifetime position as a full professor in the faculty of law.EagleWoman is also claiming damages under the human rights code for “discrimination as well as moral, aggravated and punitive damages.”The lawsuit follows what is described as a difficult two years as dean that “was marked by a toxic work environment, lack of resources and understaffing, and demeaning and paternalistic micro-management by the University’s senior administration.” In an email response, Lakehead University acknowledged it has received a statement of claim from EagleWoman’s lawyer.Lakehead says it “does not comment on any litigation or personnel matters.”None of the allegations in the statement of claim have been tested in court.EagleWoman had moved her family to Thunder Bay to take on the role of dean and professor of law at the school that bills itself as a “unique law school with a focus on Northern Ontario” that was committed to Aboriginal and Indigenous Law.EagleWoman, who is a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate Tribe, has since found a position at a law school in Minnesota.Her interim replacement at the law school in Thunder Bay, provincial Justice George Patrick Smith, was also controversial.Leaders of Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Kitchenumaykoosib Inninuwug called on Lakehead University to rescind the appointment.In 2008, Justice Smith sentenced KI Chief Donny Morris and five members of council to prison during a lengthy fight over mining activity on their traditional territory.The jailing of the so-called KI-6 made national headlines at the time.dward@aptn.ca@denniswardnewslast_img read more

first_imgBERLIN — European Union officials have agreed to ban some single-use plastics, such as disposable cutlery, plates and straws, in an effort to cut marine pollution.Representatives from the EU’s 28 member states and the European Parliament said Wednesday they’re following a recommendation made earlier this year by the bloc’s executive branch.Once the ban is formally approved, countries will have two years to implement it.The measure will also affect plastic cotton buds, drink stirrers, balloon sticks, and single-use plastic and polystyrene food and beverage containers.The EU also wants to increase the use of recycled plastic and reduce the amount of tiny plastic particles released from wet wipes, cigarette stubs and other items.There is growing concern about the accumulation of so-called microplastics in the oceans.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Ever try to get inside the mind of a teenager?Dr. Ron Clavier has, and he will discuss teen behaviour during the Centre for Lifespan Development Research‘s Speaker Series Monday, Nov. 17.Entitled Teen Brain, Teen Mind: A Neuro-Developmental Approach to Living and Working With Adolescents, Dr. Clavier argues that a clear understanding of the developing brain is the key to unlocking the age-old mysteries of why teens and pre-teens act the way they act and think the way they think.Since 1982, Dr. Clavier has run a private practice in clinical psychology, basing it on his background as a neuroscientist.His presentation will address topics of relevance to professionals in the health and education communities who work with teens and pre-teens.Dr. Clavier will offer numerous coping tips and strategies designed to ease tensions and improve communications.This is event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required as space is limited.For more information or to RSVP for the event, please contact Jayne Morrish or Allison Flynn-Bowman at lifespan@brocku.ca or call 905-688-5550 x4566*****Topic: Teen Brain, Teen Mind: A Neuro-Developmental Approach to Living and Working With Adolescents – Presented by Dr. Ron ClavierWhen: Monday, Nov. 17 from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Where: Brock University – Plaza Building, room 600F-500 read more

In a statement to the press, Council President Ambassador Adolfo Aguilar Zinser of Mexico said members welcomed the report submitted by a Panel of Experts on the violations of the embargo, which have continued despite peace agreements between the warring factions. The report issued to the Council at the end of last month by the three-person Panel says most factions have continued to fight and import or receive weapons. In addition, the report also states that the arms market in the country is not supplied by local elements only, but also external sources. Council Members expressed their deep concern about this continued flow of weapons and military equipment from sources outside Somalia and called on all Member States to support and cooperate with the Panel in the implementation of its mandate, which was last week extended for another six months. The Panel is, “mandated to collect independent information on violations of the arms embargo in Somalia and to provide recommendations on possible practical steps and measures for its effective implementation,” Ambassador Zinser said. Members also reaffirmed the importance of the sovereignty, territorial integrity, political independence and unity of Somalia, the Council President said. They expressed their intention to continue the discussion on the arms embargo implementation. read more

The UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Information for Development Program (infoDev), which works to promote effective use of ICT as tools for poverty reduction and sustainable development, launched the new web-based Regulation Toolkit, designed to help address complex regulatory challenges emerging as the ICT industry evolves. The remaining phases are scheduled to come online between now and 2006.An update and expansion of infoDev’s influential 2000 print publication “Telecom Regulators’ Handbook,” the new online toolkit is aimed at national and regional regulatory agencies, policy-makers, and others with an active interest in ICT regulation. Nearly 140 countries worldwide now have a national regulatory authority, with the vast majority having been put in place during the last 10 years.“Today’s regulators and policy makers – especially those in the developing world – are seeking practical advice and concrete best practice guidelines to help grow their national ICT markets,” said Hamadoun Touré, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT). “The new ICT Regulation Toolkit responds to this demand by providing a first-class product on policy and regulation.”Conceived as a permanently evolving resource, the toolkit consists of a series of modules on key regulatory issues in the rapidly converging ICT sector. Users will be able to gain access to reference documents containing information on best practice and industry precedents. The Toolkit will be regularly updated to ensure that it incorporates the very latest information on regulatory strategies, best practice and country case studies.The first module, which went live today, covers authorization of telecommunication services. It addresses such issues as different authorization approaches and practices, and also highlights recent trends toward lighter authorization and licensing practices that reduce barriers to market entry.The subsequent modules will cover legal and institutional aspects of regulation; interconnection; price regulation and competition; new technologies and their impact on regulation and radio spectrum management. read more

by John Raby, The Associated Press Posted Nov 13, 2014 2:29 pm MDT Ex-CEO who oversaw W.Va. mine that exploded, killing 29 workers, indicted on federal charges CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The former CEO who oversaw the West Virginia mine that exploded, killing 29 people, was indicted Thursday on federal charges related to a safety investigation that followed the worst U.S. coal mining disaster in 40 years.Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is accused of conspiring to violate safety and health standards at Upper Big Branch Mine and became the highest-ranking executive to face charges in the blast. The explosion and investigation led to the overhaul of the way the federal government oversees mine safety.U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said a federal grand jury indicted Blankenship on charges including conspiracy to violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards, conspiracy to impede federal mine safety officials, making false statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission and securities fraud. Blankenship could face up to 31 years in prison if convicted.His attorney, William W. Taylor III, said in a statement that Blankenship “is entirely innocent of these charges. He will fight them and he will be acquitted.”“Don Blankenship has been a tireless advocate for mine safety,” the statement said. “His outspoken criticism of powerful bureaucrats has earned this indictment. He will not yield to their effort to silence him. He will not be intimidated.”News about Blankenship’s indictment spread fast in the mining community. Pam Napper, whose son, Josh Napper, was among the miners killed at Upper Big Branch, said she was elated.“I think it’s about time,” Napper said. “He was a big part of this. He knew what was going on in that mine and continued to let it go. I hope he gets what he deserves. I am so excited. They aren’t sad tears today. They’re happy tears.”In February 2013, a former longtime subordinate, David Hughart, testified that Blankenship ordered the widespread corporate practice of warning coal miners about surprise federal inspections. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration said the root cause of the blast was Massey’s “systematic, intentional and aggressive efforts” to conceal life-threatening problems. MSHA said managers even maintained two sets of pre-shift inspection books — an accurate one for themselves, and a sanitized one for regulators.The indictment says Blankenship conspired to violate standards at the mine from January 2008 until April 2010, when the explosion tore through the tunnels.The explosion prompted federal officials to begin to take a harder look at problem Appalachian mines with lingering compliance issues. The result was monthly “impact” inspections at problem mines in addition to routine state and federal visits. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration said last month that it has conducted 823 “impact” inspections sites and issued more than 13,000 citations since April 2010.Blankenship made false statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission concerning Massey Energy’s safety practices before the explosion, the indictment said. He made similar statements in connection with the purchase and sale of Massey Energy stock, it said.Alpha Natural Resources bought Massey for $7.1 billion in June 2012. Blankenship retired ahead of the merger.Alpha said in a statement it has fully co-operated with the federal investigation since acquiring Massey and that Thursday’s developments were “a significant milestone.”“In the more than three years since our acquisition of Massey Energy, Alpha has worked hard to integrate and promote the involvement of all employees in ensuring a safer workplace, and to invest heavily in the same,” Alpha said. “What happened at UBB will never be forgotten. We can only hope that the outcome of the upcoming proceedings that were announced today will provide some level of comfort and closure for the families of the fallen miners and to the larger community where we live and operate.”Four investigations into the disaster found that worn and broken cutting equipment created a spark that ignited accumulations of coal dust and methane gas. Broken and clogged water sprayers allowed what should have been a minor flare-up to become an inferno. Blankenship started a blog to push his assertion that the presence of natural gas in the mine, and not methane gas and excess coal dust, was at the root of the explosion.Former White Buck Coal Co. President Hughart, who testified that Blankenship ordered the inspection warnings, pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges. Hughart, who never worked at Upper Big Branch, was eventually sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for his role.Former Upper Big Branch superintendent Gary May was sentenced last year to two years and nine months in prison on charges he defrauded the government through his actions at the mine, including disabling a methane gas monitor and falsifying records. May co-operated with prosecutors.He testified at the February 2012 sentencing of former Massey security chief Hughie Elbert Stover, who was sent to prison for three years for lying to investigators and ordering a subordinate to destroy documents. It was one of the stiffest punishments ever handed down in a mine safety case.___Associated Press writer Dylan Lovan contributed to this report from Louisville, Ky. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

first_imgA gang of terror suspects who dubbed themselves the “Three Musketeers” claimed they could not have been plotting a bomb and knife rampage because they were only interested in playing the Fifa video game, a court heard.Naweed Ali, 29, Khobaib Hussain, 24 and 32-year-old Mohibur Rahman planned a terrorist atrocity on encrypted messaging app Telegram, jurors were told.When anti-terror police searched Ali’s Seat Leon car in August last year, they recovered a multi-coloured JD Sports bag stuffed with weapons and ammunition, it is alleged.Their associate, 38-year-old Tahir Aziz, from Stoke, was caught with a samurai sword when officers searched his Ford Fiesta on the same day, the prosecution said.The defendants have denied terror offences at the Old Bailey, claiming an undercover MI5 agent, known only as “Vincent”, planted the evidence during a covert operation. Terror suspects Aziz and Hussain comp “‘The best they could come up with was the suggestion that he would ‘like to get a result’.” The prosecutor said the claims were “plucked from the air” and told the jury to focus “not on theoretical conspiracy theories for which there is no evidence, but hard, actual evidence that there is before you”.A half-made pipe bomb allegedly found in Hussain’s car was said to be made with the same 22mm piping he had been taught about while studying plumbing at City College in Birmingham.His DNA was also found on a strip of tape used to strap an empty magazine onto an imitation hand gun inside the the JD Sports bag found in his car, the jury heard. No doubt every terrorist who ever plotted or executed a terror attack has at various stages along the way engaged in all sorts of everyday activities or commentsProsecutor Gareth Patterson QC He added: “Don’t think that having a girlfriend means that you can’t commit a terror attack. Not one of these defendants was in an ongoing relationship with a woman, nor did any of them have a girlfriend or anything approaching a relationship approaching marriage at the time of their arrests.” Jurors heard the “Three Musketeers” were exchanging jihadi films on encrypted messaging apps before they were arrested. “These were not innocent people, these were guilty people,” said Mr Patterson.”They wanted to discharge their duty to attack the kuffar [non-Muslims] as they saw it, and will themselves have got these weapons for an attack.”Ali and Hussain, both of Sparkhill, Birmingham; Rahman and Aziz, both of Stoke, each deny a single charge of preparing for acts of terrorism between May 25 and August 27 last year. The trial continues.center_img Defendants Khobaib Hussain, left, and Tahir AzizCredit:Central Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Prosecutor Gareth Patterson QC told jurors the accused men plucked “conspiracy theories” out of the air in a bid to avoid jail.He warned them not to fall for “red herrings”, such as the defendants’ claims that they focused on “innocent past times” such as playing Fifa video games and trying to find wives.”Is it being suggested that playing Fifa means that you cannot be engaged in attack planning?” said Mr Patterson. “No doubt every terrorist who ever plotted or executed a terror attack has at various stages along the way engaged in all sorts of everyday activities or comments.” Mr Patterson insisted that defence claims about “Vincent” planting evidence were unfounded, saying: “The defence were unable to offer, realistically, a single grievance that that officer [Vincent] could or did have against Naweed Ali or Khobaib Hussain.last_img read more

first_imgWormald, the fire protection specialist has provided a range of life safety products and systems at the Ravensworth underground mine in New South Wales. The Ravensworth underground mine, which is managed by Glencore Xstrata, is located in the Hunter Valley Coalfields and employs around 280 staff and was developed for longwall extraction of coal. Wormald has supplied over 250 Scott Safety Contour 100 Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) with a 6.8 litre carbon fibre cylinders.The Contour 100 SCBA is a lightweight, high performance set that designed for use in mining. The breathing apparatus has a shoulder-mounted pressure gauge, a high pressure cylinder connector and a Vision 3 facemask. The SCBAs are stored in moveable storage pods which are located at work sites within the mine and are easily accessible to work groups in the event of an emergency. Each pod holds up to 21 compressed air sets. Wormald also supplied forty auto-cascade fast fill stations at the site. The stations contain banks of compressed air cylinders that operate in an automatic cascade system, based on the pressure in the cylinders. These stations enable users to easily refill their breathing apparatus during an escape, without having to remove the cylinder. Enabling four users to connect to the stations at any one time means the process is quick and easy.Tony Galvin from Ravensworth said, “Safety is of vital importance at underground mining sites and we need to ensure that adequate life safety equipment is easily accessible for our miners. The breathing apparatus and systems supplied ensure that, in the event of an emergency, our miners have access to enough air to escape.”last_img read more

first_imgIn my teaching career I encountered many students who would have made excellent teachers but encountered unreasonable barriers, such as the requirement to complete Higher Level Irish in their Leaving Certificate. THE MINISTER FOR Education has allocated €19,500 to the Marino Teachers Access Programme.The scheme aims to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter primary school teaching.Labour TD, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, started it. He said:“The power of having a teacher from a disadvantaged background as a positive role model for their own community is immeasurable. A pilot programme was set up which provided additional Irish classes to Transition Year students from DEIS schools on Dublin’s Northside.It was hosted by Marino Institute of Education (MIE) and funded by the Northside Partnership.By April 2013 – 25 students were participating in the programme.Ó Ríordáin said he requested three years funding for the programme through the Higher Education Authority’s National Access Programme.Minister Quinn has now extended the scheme for the next two years by allocating €19,500 to the programme.A formal report will then be made on its success.Read: Quinn says DEIS schools now ‘bearing fruit’ as exam results improve>Read: Parents and teachers fight to keep ‘the best school in Ballyfermot’ open>last_img read more

first_imgThe ongoing eurozone crisis may force the RBA to introduce further interest rate cuts before Christmas. Chief economist at AMP Capital, Shane Oliver said there is a 60 per cent chance the RBA will sanction another reduction to rates in the next few weeks. He stated the bank’s committee will meet on December 6th to discuss the issue and another gathering is not scheduled until February, meaning action may have to be taken sooner rather than layer if the institution feels the European financial crisis will worsen heading into 2012. “There’s a 60 per cent chance they will, but I think 100 per cent they should. The risks are just too great,” Mr Oliver was quoted as saying. Source: The Daily Telegraph Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Ninety-three years after 1922, Greeks cannot forget the Catastrophe. Unfortunately, on many occasions, instead of remembering the victims, the commemoration takes a defensive nationalistic and somehow escapist character, without ever addressing the deep and permanent psychological trauma that they brought to subsequent generations on both sides of the Aegean. Reading this book is like unveiling the underlying psychological structures that dominate the self-perception and indeed the self-understanding of contemporary Greeks to this day.“My father never returned to his lost homeland, even when he could, because in reality, his homeland remained alive only in his nostalgia, and this text gives a permanent position, it immortalises it in the magic substance they had for him the places where he lived his childhood years.” Ourania LampisdouOurania Lampsidou wrote and edited this book about her father and by her father, who originates from the famous Lampsidi family of Pontos. The book is not a simple personal account; it is a profound reflection on the historical experience of the Anatolian Greeks, the expulsion from their homeland, their resettlement in Greece, their adventures in a hostile society and ultimately, their final triumph against political persecutions and social exclusion. At the same time, it constitutes an implicit meditation on the identity of their contemporary descendants, and by extension, the future of contemporary Greeks. Lampsidis was keeping notes marking the events of the past but without plan and coherence. His daughter Ourania Lampsidou completed her father’s scattered notes, trying to give coherence to his narrative without imposing any a posteriori unity on the material itself: the historical trajectory of her father becomes an unpredictable narrative covering almost 40 years and ending abruptly with his profoundly eloquent silence.Yiorgos Lampsidis’ long life (1912-2007) was full of twists and turns like a picaresque novel. The narrative starts like an idyllic recollection of the multicultural and complex society of the city of Erzincan in Pontos and ends with his complete disillusionment with the political life in Greece after the Civil War of 1949. “I was born,” he says, “in a period of departures, resettlements, cleansings, exoduses and disappearances. For a few lucky years, however, I lived absolutely protected from the cataclysm which had broken out before I was born.”Re-written by his daughter, the book is at the same time a reflection on families and parents, the great unknowns of our life, whose line we continue consciously or most remarkably without ever realising it. “Parents,” comments his daughter, “are story without beginning; they have a life before us and when they depart they become a mystery, near strangers. Through their absence we realise whatever had evaded us, we mourn them with our questions, with our unanswerable questions, with such affection which only their departure makes so absolute.”The book is structured around two voices, not always discernible from each other and not necessarily different. One comes from the past and relives the trauma of loss and displacement; the other contemporarises the echoes of the primary voice with a reflexive mood and by amplifying its consequences. There is always an implied dialogue between them, a synergy of sensibilities. “My father”, notes the daughter in her prologue, “started his life with privileges and promises, which were all frustrated by great historic subversions and shipwrecks. He survived and continued a great, restless and creative journey in order in the end to return and to drown himself in whatever he had struggled to leave behind.”Yiorgos Lampsidis, like so many Pontians, went to Greece after the evacuation of Pontos, as Eleftherios Venizelos planned and executed under the coordination of Nikos Kazantzakis around 1920. He left everything behind at the moment the collapsing Ottoman Empire was transformed into the homogenous Turkish nation-state through mass relocations, population expulsions and ethnic purges. Greece, the idealised homeland, was not the paradise they expected. The most harrowing part of the book is the description of the quarantine centre in Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, which reads like a narrative from the Nazi concentration camps. “Heat was merciless,” he writes, “… that whole area was without trees, dry; and when there was wind blowing, dust filled the rooms, the food, our clothes. Our mouth, stuck by soil, and our face was even more miserable than it really was. Every now and then they forced us to go to the sanitising kilns and in there we remained naked, waiting for the return of our clothes, which came out half-burnt and creased … stinking of chemicals.” In Macedonia, where they settled, having lost one of their children at the quarantine centre, Lampsidis encountered the official suspicion and persecution. (All refugees were suspects as Venizelists and were denied for years full political rights; the leading conservative journalist of the time, Angelos Vlahos, declared that they were polluting the purity of the Greek race.) The young boy soon became radicalised and joined the Communist Party; hence another chapter in his life began, with exiles and imprisonment under the Metaxas dictatorship and joining the resistance against the Germans, only to see his dreams and expectations shattered by the mindless Civil War.After war’s end, Lampsidis withdrew from the irrationalism of Greek politics, renounced the official policies of the Communist Party and dedicated himself to the education of Greek peoples, leaving behind pioneering studies on the refugees of 1922, the rural problem in Greece and the demotic language.This book is a fascinating tribute to the destiny of the Pontian refugees in Greece. It is a testimony about how an individual can maintain his dignified stoicism and self-respect under the most adverse circumstances. Expelled from his homeland and persecuted in his new country, Lampsidis’ life was a herald of things to come. His daughter captures the authenticity of his voice and the truth of his experience: “My father,” she says, “never returned to his lost homeland, even when he could, because in reality, his homeland remained alive only in his nostalgia, and this text gives a permanent position, it immortalises it in the magic substance they had for him, the places where he lived his childhood years.”The loss of Pontos and Asia Minor is an open wound in the Greek conscience to this day. The cycle of trauma which it inaugurated never received a collective closure and what might be called a cultural catharsis. We have a number of overwhelming documents about the Catastrophe, but what this book adds is the human dimension, the impact of history on the life and the psyche of an individual. So many decades later, the trauma remains and needs to become public discourse in order to be healed. Lampsidou’s book is about memory and its liberating dimension, which keeps the past alive within us, but also releases it towards the future. The book also paves the way for fresh approaches to the past, how to write or indeed understand history from the perspective of the people who suffered it. As Lampsidis himself concluded his story: “Whatever I have done, it exists in my biography; but if someone asked who am I, I would respond that I am someone who experienced first-hand misfortunes and nightmares yet never found in them a serious reason to deny the joys and the pleasures of life.” That’s the true Homeric spirit alive to this day, if there was ever one.* Vrasidas Karalis is professor of Modern Greek at the University of Sydney. Η ΑΥΤΟΒΙΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΤΕΡΑ ΜΟΥ (The Autobiography of My Father) by Ourania Lampisdou is published by Gavrilidis Publications, Athens.last_img read more

first_imgYoutube se rapproche du HTML5Le Flash serait-il en train de vivre ses dernières heures sur Youtube? Le site vient  en effet d’apporter quelques modifications à son lecteur HTML5, peut être en prévision d’abandonner le Flash…Relatée par “Google Operating System”, les informations concernant les changements sur Youtube sont apparement nombreuses et suscitent des commentaires de part et d’autre. Les défenseurs du Flash d’un côté, les pro HTML 5 de l’autre. Car ces modifications sur le HTML5 de la plateforme streaming de Google, annoncent la fin du Flash pour beaucoup. Le blog explique les nouveautés introduites: la possibilité de copier le code d’intégration d’une vidéo et de son URL, un support natif en plein écran de Firefox et Chrome, les annotations et textes pris en charge et enfin la résolution de l’image avec les options 480p et 1080p. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur le blog (lien non disponible) de Google. Mais seul l’avenir nous dira si le Flash vit ses derniers instants…Le 23 novembre 2011 à 09:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img See Jennifer Lopez’s Outrageous “Dinero” Video watch-jennifer-lopez-cardi-b-dj-khaled-dinero-video Facebook Watch Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, DJ Khaled In “Dinero” Video From diamond bowling balls to pet ostriches, get a glimpse of the high life in the singer/songwriter’s latest music videoRenée FabianGRAMMYs May 24, 2018 – 12:53 pm Jennifer Lopez is living it up right in the music video for her latest track “Dinero.”The music video, which was directed by Joseph Khan, features a black-and-white tongue-in-cheek portrait that takes the high life to another level entirely. In the clip, J.Lo passes the time with a diamond bowling ball in her mansion, wins a game of poker against three shirtless hunks, roasts marshmallows over a burning pile of cash, and walks her pet ostrich (of course).Meanwhile, DJ Khaled interjects in drive-by shots of “more money” or “cash flow” while sauntering around a mansion, drinking from a small cup and hanging out the top of a limo. Not to be outdone, Cardi B comes on scene blazing in an elegant all-white feathered ensemble in bed with J.Lo before joining a game of croquet. Lopez wraps things up after a bedazzled dance sequence before (spoiler alert) relaxing in a bathing pool with a unicorn nearby.”Dinero,” which was released last week, marks the third recent single from Lopez, following “El Anillo” and “Se Acabó El Amor” with Abraham Mateo and Yandel. Rumor has it Lopez is due to put out a new Spanish-language album this year, Por Primera Vez, but a release date has yet to be announced. This would be her first full-length release since 2014’s A.K.A.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Twitter Email News last_img read more

first_img It’s showtime for Apple’s streaming service • Apple Tags Apple iPhone XS Apple purges parental control apps it says pose a security… See it Over the past year Apple said it became aware that several of the apps utilized mobile device management (MDM) software. This “gives a third party control and access over a device and its most sensitive information including user location, app use, email accounts, camera permissions and browsing history.” MDM software is often used by businesses to easily manage and control their employees’ devices, but Apple said that in mid-2017 it updated its guidelines about the use of MDM for non-enterprise purposes.”It is incredibly risky — and a clear violation of App Store policies — for a private, consumer-focused app business to install MDM control over a customer’s device,” Apple said. “Beyond the control that the app itself can exert over the user’s device, research has shown that MDM profiles could be used by hackers to gain access for malicious purposes.” Share your voice 2 Apple said it gave the app developers 30 days to fix the guideline violations. Several did, but the others that didn’t had their apps removed from the App Store. “Apple has always supported third-party apps on the App Store that help parents manage their kids’ devices,” the company said. “Contrary to what The New York Times reported over the weekend, this isn’t a matter of competition. It’s a matter of security.”The iPhone maker introduced its own screen-time and parental-controls features last year when it unveiled iOS 12, the most recent major update to its mobile operating system. On Friday, CEO Tim Cook discussed screen addiction at the Time 100 Summit in New York.Apple’s Screen Time feature came following backlash from investors and users over concerns about phone addiction among children. Two of Apple’s major shareholders published an open letter in January 2018 that asked Apple to take a socially responsible approach toward children’s device use. It cited concerns about mental health problems and other issues that come from heavy phone use. The Times report on Saturday said the makers of two of the App Store’s most popular parental control apps filed a complaint Thursday with the European Union’s competition office, with one saying Apple compelled it to alter its app in ways that made it less effective than Apple’s parental controls.Last month, music-streaming service Spotify filed a complaint about Apple with European Union regulators, saying the Apple Music purveyor uses its grip on the App Store to stifle innovation, weaken competition and unfairly tax its rivals. Apple called Spotify’s claims “misleading.” $999 Related stories $999 Best Buy See It Apple, App Store again face accusations of anticompetitive behavior Screen time is rising and it’s ruining us: 11 ways to cut back Apple helps you kick iPhone addiction with iOS 12 Spotify: Apple’s App Store abuses its power to ‘stifle’ rivals Sprint See It reading • Apple says it removed parental control apps for security reasons, not competition Apple CEO Tim Cook has made privacy a priority for his company. James Martin/CNET Apple on Sunday fired back at a New York Times report that said the company has been using its hold on the App Store to hurt competitors’ products.A Saturday report in the Times said that in the past year, Apple has targeted 11 of the 17 most downloaded third-party apps designed to help phone users limit screen time or oversee their children’s phone use. Apple either removed the apps from the App Store outright or restricted them in some way, the Times said.But Apple on Sunday published a statement in its newsroom titled, “The facts about parental control apps.” In it, the company said it recently removed several parental control apps from the App Store because “they put users’ privacy and security at risk.”center_img Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Comments Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 iOS 12 Apple See It Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 97 Photos See All $999 Boost Mobile Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Phones Mobile Apps 2:12last_img read more

first_imgChitransh JainPR HandoutChitransh Jain, a CA Drop out, is turning tables as a digital entrepreneur by providing a platform called ‘Singing Sensations’ to the unheard talents.It was the passion in Chitransh Jain which drove him to drop out of Oxford Brookes University and create a platform for the unheard, budding ‘Singing Sensations’ as he puts it!Chitransh Jain, the 24 years old founder of the leading music portal ‘Singing Sensations’ shares his roots from the land of Rajasthan. His expertise in digital marketing has helped many singers, actors and youtubers like Ashish Chanchlani, Varun Pruthi, Monali Thakur, Isha Koppikar, Gajendra Verma, to name a few.From the trails of his endeavor so far, he firmly believes that the need of the hour is to provide the budding talents in the nation, the fame that it rightly deserves and it is through his platform singing sensations; and his prospects with brands like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, he feels all his efforts are totally worth it, if an unheard talent gets a platform.Chitransh Jain says, “No matter if today your singing voice is hidden from the real world, but tomorrow it can be published and bring it to the notice of millions. It is a well-known fact that India is full of young and talented singers with quite mesmerizing melodious voices.”Chitransh Jain adds,” But they require the right professional guidance and direction that can perfectly shape their singing talent, and also right platform to channelize their latent talents to the best across the globe.”Through Singing Sensations which is a Digital Platform for Media, Distribution and Talent Management has got the back of every artist who has the talent and grit but is still unheard, it promises to showcase an independent content all across the masses or as he quotes “every unheard talent is just a click away from becoming the ‘singing sensation!’last_img read more

first_imgLocal resident Sangeetha Perumal celebrated her 50th birthday at the Crown Hotel yesterday (September 10).A special evening as a birthday celebration turned into an inspiring event. After losing two of her family members to cancer, Sangeetha approached the local branch of the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) and decided to raise funds to help people of Ladysmith who are suffering from cancer.Celebrating her 50th birthday, Sangeetha requested that guests not come with birthday gifts but instead bring money that will go towards Cansa.Everyone was amazed by her generosity and caring character, and applauded her for the special thing she is doing.An incredible R54,900 was raised.Mrs Ramkhelwan from Cansa expressed her gratitude towards Sangeetha for coming up with this idea. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The guests were entertained by stand-up comedians who were the MCs of the evening. A dance group from Durban also took the stage, much to everyone’s delight.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook andTwitter. Join us therelast_img read more

first_imgEtihad Airways today officially opened its spectacular new Premium Lounge at Melbourne Airport, offering guests a stylish, comfortable environment in which they can relax, re-energise, dine, work or be entertained pre-flight.A natural light filled space with floor-to-ceiling glass, it offers expansive views across the runway. At more than 800m2 with seating capacity for up to 133 guests, it is the airline’s largest Premium Lounge outside Abu Dhabi.A centrepiece of the new lounge is the intimate 26-seat dining area. Here guests will enjoy the airline’s signature hospitality with restaurant-style a la carte dining and an international buffet.Shane O’Hare, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President Marketing, who cut the ceremonial ribbon with Melbourne Airport CEO Lyell Strambi at today’s official opening said, “The new Premium Lounge at Melbourne Airport is in a class of its own – it is the airport lounge as it is commonly known, totally reimagined.“Blending the best of a fine dining restaurant and a chic city cocktail bar, this lounge is a showcase of intelligent design and sophistication where guests will enjoy the highest levels of comfort and luxury, complemented by our world-class hospitality, culinary innovation and cutting-edge beverage technology.“The opening of this remarkable new facility and the launch of our flagship A380 services on 1 June, offer travellers on the Melbourne-Abu Dhabi route our most compelling guest experience proposition ever.”Another striking feature is the sculptural showcase bar, stocked with wines from Victorian makers and more than 70 premium spirits, champagne and aperitifs.  A bespoke cocktail menu is also available.From an interior design perspective, the principles of style, space and serenity are complemented by Etihad Airways’ distinctive ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ branding.  With its geometric patterns and colour palette inspired by the UAE landscape, it is the ultimate expression of 21st century Abu Dhabi modernism.Custom furnishings – by Boss – offer lounge guests a choice of seating styles, each designed for maximum comfort while dining, working and relaxing.With the commencement of A380 services from 1 June, guests in The Residence will enjoy the exclusivity of a private lounge – discreetly located adjacent to the main lounge entry.With custom-made arm chairs upholstered in Poltrona Frau Italian leather, plush soft furnishings, its own restroom and separate entry, The Residence Lounge embodies the bespoke luxury and personalised service that is synonymous with the airline’s most exclusive hospitality experience.Other amenities in the main lounge include separate male and female restrooms with shower facilities and Scaramouche + Fandago products, dedicated male and female ablution and prayer rooms, a children’s playroom, and a luggage room.High-speed Wi-Fi connectivity is complimentary and multi-zone electric and USB power outlets are conveniently located throughout the lounge.Guests in The Residence, First Apartments and Business Studios will be invited to visit the lounge pre-flight. Platinum, Gold and Silver members of Etihad Guest and eligible members of Etihad Airways Partners and partner airline loyalty programs will also be able to use the lounge when travelling in Economy Class. Guests must be booked on an Etihad Airways-operated flight on the same day.Located in Terminal 2 adjacent to gate 10, the lounge will open approximately three hours prior to the departure of Etihad Airways’ twice daily Melbourne-Abu Dhabi flights. Fly Etihad AirwaysSource = Etihad Airwayslast_img read more

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