Ozil substitution strop showed character – Emery

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery considers Mesut Ozil’s petulant reaction to being substituted during a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace to be a show of “character”.The German playmaker, who has been in fine form over recent weeks , was once again handed the Gunners armband for a London derby date at Selhurst Park.He was, however, to make little impact on proceedings and was hauled off after 68 minutes, with Danny Welbeck taking his place. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Ozil did not take too kindly to being summoned to the bench , as he threw his gloves in disgust, but Emery has no issue with his players reacting in disappointment at being replaced.He told reporters: “It’s normal, not happy.“Not happy because the result was not good at the end. But it’s normal. The players, I like the players showing us character when we are not playing well.“When I chose him, it was 2-1 to us but usually every player wants to continue playing.”Emery added on his thinking behind taking Ozil off: “Because the last match, away, in the Premier League at Fulham, and we played like that with very good result and transition.“We needed it. We lost a little bit of possession with the ball. With Daniel, I wanted to find good transitions between two players. Also, at free-kicks, defensively they were pushing. He is good defensively and offensively.”Granit Xhaka Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 2018-19Arsenal were ultimately held at Palace by two penalties from Luka Milivojevic.His spot-kicks sandwiched a stunning free-kick from Granit Xhaka and a controversial effort from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang which appeared to see Alexandre Lacazette flick the ball on to his strike partner with a raised hand .Victory for the Gunners would have been a 12th in succession for them during a productive run, but Emery has no complaints at being forced to settle for a share of the spoils.He said: “This draw is just because the teams deserved, a minimum, the draw.“We were in control when they scored their first, not doing a lot in the attacking third, but in control of the match. In the second half we scored two goals from two individual actions and then, a lot of minutes on the game for holding this result with them pushing, with their supporters, and every player attacking us.“In this moment, we needed the control because we lost possession. We needed to score the third goal to be calm.“But we cannot make good chances and, when they drew, I think I want to push, to find a moment for us to win the match, but we cannot. This draw is what both teams deserved.”last_img read more

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Virat Kohli checks out his own viral dancing video. His reaction is epic

first_imgVirat Kohli’s dance moves were on show at the Adelaide Oval on day three of the first Test, the video of which has since gone viral on social media.India went onto to win the Test match by 31-runs and create history. Kohli became the first Asian captain to win Tests in Australia, South Africa, and England. He also become the first team to win a Test match in Australia, England and South Africa in the same calendar year.After the celebrations and the post-match presentation and press-conference, Kohli was making his way off the field when former Australia spinner Shane Warne caught him. Warne was live on broadcast as he saw Kohli walking past him. He called him over and showed him the video of his dance.Virat’s loving it… #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/JV0lxo4Aencricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018Even though the Indian captain was a bit apprehensive in the beginning but eventually gave in to the requests. Kohli was amused and laughed off what he had done just two days ago.Warne posted the video of the whole affair on his social media platforms, which since has also gone viral, with both Indians and Australians lauding the camaraderie between the two on-field.Kohli was booed too on day three, as the negative reaction from the home crowd came after he was criticised by Australian coach Justin Langer for his wicket celebrations.Langer said that if Australian players were to celebrate wickets like Virat Kohli did, they would be seen as “the worst blokes in the world”.advertisementThere was huge backlash from the Indian cricketing fraternity with Sunil Gavaskar defending Kohli, saying he only “celebrates with intensity”.Kohli has since maintained his top spot at the top of the latest ICC Test rankings, while garnering praise for his gesture of giving away his and his wife’s, Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma, business class seats for India’s pacers.A lot of water has since flown under the bridge and it Kohli who had the last laugh as India go onto the next Test in Perth leading the four-match series 1-0.Also Read | There will be a result in every match, predicts Ganguly after India’s Adelaide Test winAlso Read | The Pujara Sr maxim that never fails CheteshwarAlso Read | Virat Kohli explains why Ishant Sharma was angry despite Adelaide Test victorylast_img read more

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Sarri reveals Chelsea’s January transfer plans

first_imgMaurizio Sarri has played down links with Gonzalo Higuain after insisting that he is not looking to sign a striker in the January transfer window.The Blues boss did, however, hint that he could move for a winger as he looks to provide further competition for the likes of Willian, Pedro and Eden Hazard.Goal understands that Chelsea had been exploring the possibility of signing Argentine forward Higuain, potentially in a swap deal with Alvaro Morata, although the move is complicated by the fact that the 31-year-old is currently on loan at Milan from Juventus. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And despite Olivier Giroud – who is now facing a month on the sidelines due to an ankle injury – and Morata’s struggles in front of goal, Sarri says that he won’t ask for Michy Batshuayi or Tammy Abraham to return from loan spells with Valencia and Aston Villa respectively.”No [I don’t need another striker], because I have the option with Hazard in this position,” he said. “We have Morata and Hazard can play very well in this position as we have seen in the last two, three matches. So I think that in this moment I don’t need another striker.  “Maybe another winger, because now we are in trouble with the injuries of Pedro, of [Callum] Hudson-Odoi and [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek. So I have the option for the striker [Hazard] but at the moment I have no option for the wingers.”Batshuayi has scored just three times in his first six months on loan at Valencia, and Goal understands the Blues are looking at the possibility of cutting short his spell in Spain and sending him on a temporary move elsewhere.Aston Villa have had a far better return from Abraham, meanwhile, with the 21-year-old having scored 16 goals in 20 games for the Championship side.Chelsea’s struggles in front of goal have seen Sarri deploy Hazard in a No.9 position recently, with the Belgian having grabbed 10 goals and nine assists so far this season.Sarri’s side currently sit fourth in the table at the start of 2019 having claimed two wins from their last two games after a shock defeat at home to Leicester City on December 22.Next up for the Blues is a meeting with Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Wednesdaylast_img read more

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Kalmar Launches New Products, Receives Crane Orders

first_imgzoom Port automation solutions provider Kalmar has used TOC Europe 2015 held in Rotterdam from June 9 to 11 as a platform to launch several new products and solutions.Kalmar and Navis, both part of Cargotec, introduced Kalmar OneTerminal, an integrated automation solution for the container terminal industry consisting of Kalmar and Navis software, equipment and services.Kalmar OneTerminal offers initial concepts for automatic stacking crane (ASC), AutoStrad and AutoRTG terminals based on the integrated combination of Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) and Kalmar’s terminal logistic system TLS.A OneTerminal project will cover the automation of the container handling equipment, the control systems with Kalmar TLS software, the Navis N4 TOS, as well as project services that will support the terminal through the design and implementation phases. Kalmar Care support and maintenance services ensure optimum performance throughout the entire lifecycle of the solution.“We believe that the port industry is at the start of the next big wave of automation.Our answer is Kalmar OneTerminal which focuses on providing the seamless integration of the technologies which enable fully automated terminal operations,” said Frank Kho, Vice President, Offering Development at Kalmar.Kalmar also used TOC Europe to introduce its next generation automatic stacking crane (ASC) system, at the heart of which lies Kalmar 5th generation automatic stacking crane.The crane has an optimised lightweight structure with a -10% weight reduction compared to previous generation, which decreases energy consumption and offers savings in operational costs. Maintenance access, ergonomics and usability have been significantly improved, with a single-platform machinery trolley, segregated transformer house and a more spacious e-house.New AC drives that control IE2 class motors improve the energy efficiency, and also ensure spare parts availability throughout the future lifecycle of the system.Unrelated to its TOC Europe activities, Kalmar reported receiving an order from TraPac to deliver two 5th generation ASCs for the expansion of TraPac’s automated terminal in Los Angeles.The cranes will join a fleet of 27 Kalmar ASCs and 28 Kalmar automated straddle carriers managed by the Kalmar TLS equipment control system. The new ASCs will be delivered in 2016 and they are expected to be commissioned by the end of 2016.last_img read more

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Trudeau talks about Joshua Boyle and the Aga Khan in oneonone interview

first_imgPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is kicking off 2018 with a national town hall tour. His first stop was in Nova Scotia and he spoke with NEWS 95.7. The Prime Minister touched on everything from his tour and the economy, to the controversies around his meeting with former hostage Joshua Boyle and his vacation to the Aga Khan’s private island.Listen to the full interview: Audio Playerhttps://www.680news.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/sites/2/2018/01/09/trudeau010918.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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Toronto Uber driver charged in two sexual assault investigations

first_imgTORONTO (CITYNEWS) – Toronto Police say an Uber driver is facing sexual assault charges in relation to two investigations.A 36-year-old man from Mississauga, Ontario faces one count each of forcible confinement and extortion, and two counts of sexual assault.The first alleged incident occurred on Sept. 6, 2018, after a 24-year-old woman entered a black SUV she believed to be the Uber she had ordered.Police allege the driver did not allow her to leave the vehicle, and instead took her to a secluded spot where he’s accused of sexually assaulting her.The second alleged incident happened on April 8, 2019, when police say a 21-year-old woman entered a black SUV.They allege the driver would not let her leave the vehicle as he drove away from Toronto: first to a fast-food restaurant parking lot, where she tried to get assistance from a bystander; then to a secluded side street, where he allegedly sexually assaulted her. Once she was dropped off later that afternoon, she contacted police.Police tell CityNews the suspect was not the intended Uber driver for either alleged victim, but it’s unknown how he knew they were looking for an Uber driver.A spokesperson for Uber says the company is “fully co-operating with law enforcement,” and the suspect’s access to the app has been revoked. “What’s described is horrible and nothing anyone should go through,” their statement read.The suspect is due to appear in court on May 23, and police say they believe there may be other victims.last_img read more

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CVS and Delta fall while Aflac and General Electric jump

first_imgNEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:CVS Health Corp., down $1.13 to $73.37The New York Post reported that a judge might bar CVS from integrating its business with health insurer Aetna.Tailored Brands Inc., down $6.01 to $14.13The apparel company cut its annual forecasts, saying transactions at Men’s Wearhouse stores fell in November and stayed weak.Aflac Inc., up $2.85 to $45.75The insurer confirmed that it’s held talks with Japan Post Holdings about a possible minority investment.General Electric Co., up 49 cents to $7.20An analyst for JPMorgan Chase upgraded the struggling industrial company’s stock to “Neutral.”Delta Air Lines Inc., down $2.72 to $53.55The airline gave a 2019 profit forecast that fell short of Wall Street expectations.Kimberly-Clark Corp., up $4.48 to $118.40High-dividend stocks including household goods makers, utilities and real estate companies outperformed the rest of the market Thursday.Oxford Industries Inc., down $7.57 to $67.24The owner of brands including Tommy Bahama and Lilly Pulitzer had a weaker-than-expected third quarter.Macy’s Inc., down $1.04 to $30.80Department stores and other retailers slumped Thursday.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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SecretaryGeneral recommends renewal of UN verification mission in Guatemala

In a report to the UN General Assembly released today recommending an extension until 31 December 2002, the Secretary-General says the timetable for 2000-04 is a new challenge for the peace process. “Decisive support for its implementation must spur the actions of government institutions, civil society and the international community,” he writes. “The United Nations once again expresses its wholehearted commitment to the Guatemalan peace process.”Technical cooperation to support the institutions created under the peace process must continue and be expanded, Mr. Annan observes. “All those institutions need strengthening, especially those in the country’s interior, where the effects of peace need to be more visible and generate more participation.”The Secretary-General says substantive, sustained progress on the outstanding agenda is essential for overcoming the profound inequalities that still persist among the population and that are jeopardizing the achievements and sustainability of the peace process, adding that it is also necessary to alternate the climate of heightened potential conflict that still characterizes Guatemalan society.”At a time when the transformation of democratic institutions must be consolidated and the population needs to reap the benefits of a culture of peace, public authorities, the media and society as a whole must do their utmost to disseminate civic values and the values of peace, tolerance and dialogue as the basis for a new form of peaceful coexistence,” Mr. Annan writes.In general, a special effort must be made to build the capacities of national institutions for the protection and monitoring of human rights. Mr. Annan says that in this new phase, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights will have to consider how best to strengthen its presence in the country and continue supporting such institutions.MINUGUA was created in 1994 and its mandate expanded in 1997 in order to continue to verify compliance with the peace agreements signed between the Government of Guatemala and the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca (URNG). read more

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UN Security retrieves bullets that hit Headquarters during Thursdays shooting incident

The gunman, identified as Steven Kim, was handed over to the custody of law enforcement authorities from the United States after discharging seven shots from a .357 revolver. No one was injured by the gunfire.During a floor-by-floor search, UN Security retrieved three bullets that hit the 20th floor, where an American Express office is located, and one that went through the window of a ladies’ room on the 18th floor.Interviewed by CNN on Thursday night about the shooting, Secretary-General Kofi Annan voiced confidence in the work being done cooperatively between UN Security and the New York police. “I see this as an isolated event, and I don’t think the staff should worry,” he added. read more

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One year later ongoing South Sudan conflict jeopardizes future of entire nation

“The killing must stop now. The very premise of the country’s independence struggle – a new beginning that was supposed to be founded on tolerance, good governance, accountability and unity – is disappearing before our eyes,” Mr. Ban said in a statement released through his spokesperson’s office.“I am dismayed and saddened that the parties have yet to reach a comprehensive peace agreement,” he continued. “The leaders of South Sudan have allowed their personal ambitions to jeopardize the future of an entire nation.”South Sudan has experienced several bouts of violence over the past few months, including an incident in which the UN base in Bentiu came under fire resulting in the wounding of one child. Meanwhile, a prior attack caused hundreds of people to seek shelter at the nearest airport. Approximately 340 civilians took shelter with UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) troops, and then were escorted to safety.Political in-fighting between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, started in mid-December 2013 and subsequently turned into a full-fledged conflict that has sent nearly 100,000 civilians fleeing to UNMISS bases around the country. The crisis has uprooted an estimated 1.9 million people and placed more than 7 million at risk of hunger and disease.Just last week, the UN Children’s Fund warned that an entire generation of South Sudanese children was at risk of being “stolen” by the year-long conflict. To date, almost 750,000 children have been internally displaced, with 320,000 more living as refugees.In addition, UNICEF says that approximately 400,000 children were missing school, 12,000 reported as being used by armed forces and groups, and children were subject to violence, malnutrition and disease.Mr. Ban called on the leadership of both factions to agree to “an inclusive, power sharing arrangement” and begin a transitional phase of governance that would address “the root causes of the conflict and ensure accountability for the crimes committed over the past year.”“They must end the culture of impunity if reconciliation and a sustainable peace are to be achieved,” the statement added.“I call on the international community to put its collective weight behind the peace process led by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development and I commend the African Union Peace and Security Council for creating a Heads of State ad-hoc committee for this purpose. The United Nations will remain fully engaged in support of the peace process, the protection of civilians and the provision of humanitarian assistance.” read more

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Google privacy case can be heard in UK court rules

first_imgBRITAIN’S HIGH COURT ruled on Thursday that a group of internet users can sue US tech giant Google over an alleged breach of privacy legislation.The California-based internet giant had applied to have the case thrown out on the grounds that a British court has no jurisdiction to deal with it.The internet users accuse Google of bypassing security settings on Apple’s Safari browser to track their browsing and target them with personalised adverts.High Court judge Michael Tugendhat ruled that British courts were the “appropriate jurisdiction” to try their claims.“I am satisfied that there is a serious issue to be tried in each of the claimant’s claims for misuse of private information,” Tugendhat said.“The claimants have clearly established that this jurisdiction is the appropriate one in which to try each of the above claims.”The case was brought by the Safari Users Against Google’s Secret Tracking group, which includes a publisher and two IT security company directors.“The Google argument that any trial should take place in California has not been accepted by the judge,” a spokesman for the group said.Google said it would ask Britain’s Court of Appeal to hear its case.“A case almost identical to this one was dismissed in its entirety three months ago in the US,” a spokeswoman said.“We still don’t think that this case meets the standards required in the UK for it to go to trial, and we’ll be appealing today’s ruling.”Google faces privacy cases in a number of countries.Last week, France’s data protection watchdog fined the US giant 150,000 euros ($204,000) — the maximum possible — for failing to comply with its privacy guidelines.- © AFP 2014Read: EU puts further pressure on Google to address antitrust concerns >Read: Spain watchdog fines Google €900,000 for privacy ‘violations’ >last_img read more

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Get the Start Menu back in Windows 8 with a free app

first_imgOne change in Windows 8 that has geeky types upset is the removal of the Start Orb and Start Menu. Tap the Windows key in Windows 8 and the Metro Start Screen leaps to the foreground. If that’s something you hate, you’ll be glad to know the folks at Stardock have come up with a solution: Start8.Start8 does exactly what you think it would do. First, it modifies the taskbar, re-inserting the familiar Windows 7 Orb in the far-left corner. Next, it adds in an updated version of the Start Menu. It looks a bit like the Metro Search screens on Windows 8 and offers Windows 7 and Vista-style find-as-you-type. Two handy additional options will be added to the Windows 8 context menu that appears when you right-click the bottom left corner: run and shut down.Stardock, of course, is one of the most recognizable names in Windows shell modifications. Few interface apps are more well-known that WindowBlinds, and titles like ObjectDock, BootSkin, and Fences offer users an almost infinite number of ways to personalize their Windows desktop experience. With so much debate going on about the removal of the Start Orb and Start Menu in Windows 8, it’s not a surprise to see that they’ve jumped in so early to give users yet another customization option.It’s just too bad this is even necessary. In the Windows 8 developer preview, all that was required to bring back the Start Menu was a simple registry hack. Trying that on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was my first order of business, and I was disheartened to learn that Microsoft appears to have plugged that hole.For now, it looks like you’ll need an app like Start8 if you want an old-fashioned Start Menu in Windows 8. But hey, at least Stardock is offering it for free.More at Stardocklast_img read more

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Flights from Dublin Airport to US cancelled as Storm Stella hits the

first_img 14 Comments Flights from Dublin Airport to US cancelled as Storm Stella hits the east coast Thousands of flights have been cancelled and schools closed in the US, as the storm drops snow and sleet across the region. Tuesday 14 Mar 2017, 9:06 AM Image: NOAA via AP OBTPS will be closed 3/14 due to winter storm Stella. RT ALERT to follow. pic.twitter.com/2RgaNdb1HE— David Cittadino (@OBSupCittadino) March 13, 2017 A NUMBER OF flights from Ireland to the US have been cancelled today, as the east coast braces itself for Storm Stella to hit.Various flights from to and from Dublin Airport to New York, Newark and Boston have all been grounded as the storm batters cities up and down the coast.Thousands more flights have been cancelled and schools closed in the US, as the storm drops snow and sleet across the region.Enda Kenny – who is currently in the US for St Patrick’s Day – has also had to change his travel plans as a result of the storm.Stella – the most powerful winter storm of the season – was forecast to dump up to two feet of snow in New York and whip the area with combined with winds of up to 96 km/h, causing treacherous whiteout conditions.The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a 24-hour blizzard warning from midnight last night (4am this morning Irish time) for a region stretching north into Connecticut and south into New Jersey that includes New York City.The storm however affects a densely populated area from Maine to Virginia, and as far west as Ohio.More than 6,800 US flights were cancelled for yesterday and today, with airports in New York, Boston, Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia hardest hit, according to the tracking service FlightAware. Airline passenger Carlos Sierra, of Honduras, checks the weather on his mobile phone as he waits to rebook his connection flight. Source: Alan DiazIn Connecticut, the governor announced a statewide travel ban, as residents across the affected region were urged to stay off the roads.The forecast postponed the first meeting between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington until Friday.In New York, UN headquarters announced it would close, a disruption for the thousands of delegates expected to attend a women’s conference.In the financial markets, much of Wall Street was expected to work from home with low trade volume anticipated, due partly to Wednesday’s decision from the Federal Reserve on whether to raise interest rates.In Washington, the National Park Service warned that the cold could wipe out up to 90 percent of the capital’s beloved cherry blossoms.One popular meme on social media was a clip of actor Marlon Brando in his famous cry of “Stella!” from the steamy 1951 film “A Streetcar Named Desire”. Short URL Mar 14th 2017, 9:06 AM Satellite image showing the east coast of the US. Image: NOAA via AP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP 20,953 Views Source: David Cittadino/Twitter http://jrnl.ie/3286149 Satellite image showing the east coast of the US. Share Tweet Email3 Blizzard conditionsSchools will close in New York, parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as in the US capital and northern Virginia.In New York City, home to 8.4 million people, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency from midnight last night.Trump, facing the first major weather event of his presidency after a mild winter, said he had spoken to Homeland Security and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was ready to provide assistance.“Everybody in government is fully prepared and ready,” he said.Let’s hope it’s not going to be as bad as some people are predicting. Usually it isn’t.But de Blasio wasn’t taking any chances, with 16 to 24 inches of snow forecast and accumulation as quick as two to four inches an hour.“High end could be as much as 24 inches which would therefore put this in the category of one of the biggest snowstorms in recent memory,” he said.In 2016 New York experienced the biggest snowstorm in the city’s history, with a record 27.3 inches falling in Central Park in 24 hours. That storm paralyzed parts of the Northeast and left 18 people dead.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions, said it would close all three of its locations today.© – AFP 2017 With reporting from Cormac FitzgeraldRead: Snowstorm changes Enda Kenny’s US plansRead: Here is the crystal bowl of shamrock Enda Kenny will give Donald Trumplast_img read more

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New Diasporas journey mapped

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A web documentary project focusing on stories of Greek people who have chosen to live abroad because of the economic crisis is appealing for support to realise its global ambitions. The New Diaspora project – which involves expatriates uploading video clips, photographs and stories – is the brainchild of Amsterdam-resident, film maker and online activist Nikos Stamboulopoulos. Born and raised in Athens, Stamboulopoulos studied film making in London and worked in Greek TV and advertising for more than a decade. Dissatisfied with the country’s downward trajectory, he left in 2009. “The way things were done there was depriving me of the chance to be creative and live my life as I wanted,” he says. “Too much fear and hatred in the hearts of people. I chose to move to Amsterdam, a place that looks like a toothpaste commercial in comparison to the misery in the centre of Athens.” New Diaspora set itself the challenge of raising $US 66,000 by May 3, to meet some of its costs through a crowdfunding appeal online, but looks likely to fall short with less than $US 3000 raised to date. Nevertheless, Stamboulopoulos told Neos Kosmos this week that his plans for building a global online community to submit videos and participate in a documentary production is still on track. “So far, New Diaspora has been an entirely self-funded project, and that translates to certain restrictions regarding the locations of our documentaries. “If we don’t reach our target, we’ll have to leave Australia, the US and Canada out of our plans for this year, and settle with any user-generated content we can get for free instead.” While fundraising to cover some of the production’s costs was crucial to achieve its global reach, said Nikos, time was also a factor. “Fundraising takes time, which is the only thing we can’t afford to waste. This migration wave is already happening, and we want to record every single aspect of it.” The decision to seek individual donations he says, was made to avoid “corporate interests and political compromises”. This week, while the online appeal had raised less than he hoped, Stamboulopoulos was sounding upbeat. “I probably sound crazy, but I still believe we have a chance to reach our goal. The New Diaspora online community is growing rapidly and so is international media attention. “People from all over the world are sending us messages of support. Most are Greek, which basically means they are not going to decide anything until the very last moment…” Nikos says his documentary series that will evolve from the New Diaspora project will categorise common themes of the diaspora’s experience – cultural shock, nostalgia, employment prospects, stereotypes and discrimination. “New Diaspora is an open community, where expatriate Greeks can share their own creative content and opinions, from wherever they are. “Our aim is to intervene in the public debate concerning what’s happening in our homeland. Also, to redefine our common identity and offer an alternative perspective on the international image of Greeks.” Stamboulopoulos says he’s keen to encourage creatives of all kinds, wherever they are in the world, to join the New Diaspora project, and while he can’t offer fees as yet, the door is open. “We’ve had positive feedback and contributions from every Greek community around the world. Maybe New Diaspora is not yet as well known in Australia as it is in Western Europe, but I’m sure it eventually will be.” New Diaspora’s founder says that whilst the project focuses on the more recent wave of economic migrants from Greece, he’s committed to giving space to the opinions of what he calls “the veterans” who left Greece in the years of mass post-war migration and their offspring. “In a connected world with so few degrees of separation, Greeks abroad can relate to a common cause with the speed of light. And that’s exactly why we are doing this. “New Diaspora is not meant to be just a virtual fireplace to tell our stories, but an active network that discusses ideas and proposes solutions for all that matters to us. Who knows? With our homeland in distress, perhaps one day expatriate Greeks can be the cavalry that arrives out of nowhere to save the day.” New Diaspora – a web documentary movement can be found at www.newdiaspora.comSTOP PRESS: The cut off date for the New Diaspora crowdfunding appeal has been extended until 17 May 2013.last_img read more

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1 in custody after police chase ends in SW MiamiDade

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have taken one person into custody after leading them on a chase in Southwest Miami-Dade.Medley Police said they received a call around 9 p.m., regarding a stolen box truck from Alex Truck Tire in the area of Northwest 106th Court and 122nd Street, Wednesday.Officers spotted the truck and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the truck kept going.The truck traveled from Medley to Doral on the Palmetto Expressway, southbound on the Dolphin Expressway and eventually hopped onto the Florida Turnpike.The driver finally pulled over near Bird Road, near Florida International University, where the driver was taken into custody.No injuries were reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Entrepreneur develops electric chapati maker

first_imgHyderabad: A J Rao, 47, a resident of Balanagar, has developed any innovative product to ease the process of making chapatis. The product has a chapati roller, manual heated press to pre-cook chapatis and an automated version of the heated press. The first prototype that was made by the innovator took around 3-4 months costing him around Rs 4 lakh. To generate such an amount was a challenging task for him. With no support for funds, Rao took money on interest from a former colleague. To make the end product run without any hitches, many trials were conducted and after full satisfaction, it was launched in the market. Presently it is being sold online. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Speaking to the Hans India, Rao said, “To develop such an innovative product, it is very important to have patience and confidence in oneself. Getting funds for a new product is also a challenge. My customers always asked me for such a product that could make it easy to prepare chapatis. The functional requirements to develop the roti maker were given to me by my first customer and my prior knowledge in designing and machines helped me to develop the product.” Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us “There are three models of the roti maker and each has a different price ranging from Rs 5,400 to Rs 7,500 depending on the requirements of customer. The machine weighs nearly 10 kg and consumes only 1-2 units of power,” added Rao. The machine can prepare chapatis according to customer’s preferences of thickness and size. Presently, the product is being sold online. “Along with Sai Manikanta Innovations Enterprise, Hyderabad, I could manage to bring out this innovation to the market. Other people demanded to get paid around 60-70% of the profit. So this was therefore done by me alone. The main aim was to make the people know about the innovations rather than earning money through innovations.”last_img read more

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Sushma Swarajs last tweet hours before she passed away

first_imgFormer External Affairs Minister expressed her happiness over the developments on Jammu and Kashimir in the Parliament a few hours before she died. She thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi in her tweet and stated that she had been waiting for the day in her lifetime.प्रधान मंत्री जी – आपका हार्दिक अभिनन्दन. मैं अपने जीवन में इस दिन को देखने की प्रतीक्षा कर रही थी. @narendramodi ji – Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) August 6, 2019last_img read more

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Primary school teacher gang raped in classroom

first_imgRapeAn assistant teacher of a primary school was allegedly gang raped in a classroom of a primary school in Betagi upazila in Barguna.The victim filed a case with Betagi police station on Thursday night accusing six people.Officer-in-charge of Betagi police station Mamun-or-Rashid said the victim was sent to Barguna General Hospital for medical tests at 10am on Friday.Superintendent of Barguna police Bijoy Basak visited the spot Friday morning.The accused are Sumon Biswas, 35, son of Md Hiron Biswas, Md Rasel, 28, son of Abdul Barek Mia, Sumon Kazi, 30, son of Abdul Kuddus, Md Rabiul, 18, son of Abdur Rahman and Md Jewel, 30, son of Md Abdur Rahamn of Kodomtola village in Hosnabad union of Betagi upazila.Police are trying to arrest the accused, OC Mamun-or-Rashid said.According to the case statement, when the teacher was talking to her husband in a classroom of the school after completion of classes the accused tried to enter the school.At one stage, when the teacher locked the main gate of the school they broke it open and beat up her husband indiscriminately. They tied up her husband in a classroom and raped her repeatedly in another room.last_img read more

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TMC local committee president dead after being hit by speeding bus

first_imgKolkata: Sukhdeb Ghosh, a local committee president of Trinamool Congress at Raghunathpur in Nadia, was among the two killed in road accidents that took place at two different places in the same district on Wednesday morning.The other victim has been identified as Noor Muhammad. According to the district police, the first incident took place in Raghunathpur area under Tehatta police station in Nadia when Ghosh was returning home along National Highway 34. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe was out on the road to take a stroll in the wee hours. According to the preliminary investigation, police came to know that Ghosh was trying to cross the road when a speeding bus on its way to Krishnanagar hit him in Arshigunge area at around 4.45 am. The bus was coming from Patkebari area. Some locals found the victim lying in a pool of blood and he was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors pronounced him brought dead. The bus driver and the conductor fled the spot leaving the vehicle right. Police have seized the bus and raids are being conducted to nab the bus driver. The incident caused traffic congestion for sometime. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedPolice said Ghosh used to go for morning walks every day. They are investigating if it was an accident or there was any foul play behind the incident. The other accident also occurred on National Highway 34 at Noapara under Dhubulia police station when Noor Muhammad was cycling along the road. A daily wage labourer, Muhammad was hit by a truck from behind. The victim died on the spot. Police later recovered the body and sent it for an autopsy. The incident happened at around 7.30 am when he was going for work. The truck driver fled the spot with the vehicle. Raids are being conducted to nab the truck driver. Eyewitnesses told police the truck was running at a high speed when it hit the victim. A probe has been initiated.last_img read more

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Darjeeling town gives locals tourists first glimpse of snowfall after 1 decade

first_imgDarjeeling: The weather gods were finally appeased and the ‘Queen of Hills’ finally witnessed snowfall after nearlyone decade. The brief and light snowfall left both the tourists and locals euphoric. Though the higher reaches of the hills including Sandakphu witness snowfall in winters, it has been eluding the main town since long. Last it had snowed in Darjeeling town on January 28, 2008. Thursday started with brief spells of sunshine in the early part of the day. During the later part overcast skies accompanied by icy winds culminated in a drizzle, sleet and very light snowfall at around 4:45 pm. It was for a very brief spell and did not accumulate. The temperature dipped to 0.2 degree Celsius at 9 pm. The same weather conditions prevailed in Sonada and Ghoom. In Tiger Hill, at higher reaches, sleet and snowfall were a bit prolonged resulting in snow accumulation of the ground. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWith the snowfall, elated people rushed to Chowrasta, the most prominent public space of the town. As it was already dark — there were high chances of good photographs getting tampered, however, shutter happy tourists and locals alike went around clicking photographs and selfies. Tourists were seen collecting ice from the bonnet of vehicles passing by and throwing at each other. “I have never witnessed snowfall. It is beautiful like cotton falling from the heavens. I have decided to extend my stay. We are all praying that there is heavy snow,” stated Manish Sharma, a tourist from Delhi. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedFor Karma Doma, a local, it was the first snowfall for her 6-year-old son. “As soon as it started snowing I took my son to Chowrasta. He was ecstatic,” Karma added. Gone are the days of picture-postcard winters that Darjeeling used to witness every winters. “When we were young it used to snow every winter. We used to have such heavy snowfall that we had to shovel the front porch to get through to the main door. Now with heavy construction, depleting forest cover and pollution, we hardly have any snowfall now,” stated Dr Urmila Sinha, a septuagenarian. Shops downed shutters early and roadside fires were lit to escape the biting cold. “I have been posted in Darjeeling for the past 5 years. This is my first snowfall. I was so overjoyed that I even opened my woolen cap to enjoy the snow to the maximum,” stated Dr Subhratanu Daripa. Sandakphu at 12,000 feet, the highest point of West Bengal experienced heavy snowfall. “Tourists in good numbers are visiting Sandakphu to enjoy the snow,” stated Anil Tamang of the Singhalila Land Rover Owners’ Association. “Owing to western disturbances many places experienced rain, hail, sleet and snow. The higher reaches of both Sikkim and West Bengal experienced snowfall,” stated Dr. Gopi Nath Raha of the Met office in Gangtok. Even the higher regions of Gangtok experienced sleet. In the plains, temperatures dipped considerably and the skies remained overcast.last_img read more

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