Union Home Secy Rajiv Gauba elevated as Cabinet Secy

first_imgNew Delhi: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba was on Wednesday appointed as the next Cabinet Secretary for a tenure of two years. Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will initially join as the Officer on Special Duty in the Cabinet Secretariat, before he takes over the charge of the country’s top bureaucratic post from the incumbent P K Sinha. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Rajiv Gauba, IAS (JH:1982) as Cabinet Secretary with a tenure of two years from 30.08.2019 or until further orders, whichever is earlier. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has also approved the appointment of Rajiv Gauba as Officer on Special Duty in the Cabinet Secretariat from the date of his assumption of charge till he takes over as Cabinet Secretary,” according to an official order. Gauba took charge as the home secretary on August 31, 2017.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba was on Wednesday appointed as the next Cabinet Secretary for a tenure of two years. Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will initially join as the Officer on Special Duty in the Cabinet Secretariat, before he takes over the charge of the country’s top bureaucratic post from the incumbent P K Sinha. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Rajiv Gauba, IAS (JH:1982) as Cabinet Secretary with a tenure of two years from 30.08.2019 or until further orders, whichever is earlier. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has also approved the appointment of Rajiv Gauba as Officer on Special Duty in the Cabinet Secretariat from the date of his assumption of charge till he takes over as Cabinet Secretary,” according to an official order. Gauba took charge as the home secretary on August 31, 2017.last_img read more

Marijuanas 420 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes

first_imgCHICAGO – Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found.The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can impair driving ability. Previous studies have shown that many pot-using motorists drive after partaking and think it’s safe to do so.The researchers analyzed U.S. government data on fatal traffic accidents from 1992 — shortly after 4/20 was popularized as a pot holiday in High Times magazine — through 2016. They compared driver deaths on that date with deaths on a day the week before and the week after during the study period.Deaths increased slightly in most but not all states, amounting to an overall increased risk of 12 per cent — or an extra 142 driver deaths linked with the holiday, said lead author Dr. John Staples at the University of British Columbia.Other studies have found a similarly elevated risk linked with alcohol and driving on Super Bowl Sunday and New Year’s Eve.Most accidents had no police data on drug testing so there’s no way to confirm that marijuana was involved, but researchers think the drug was responsible for some crashes.The study was published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.“It’s a really relevant question to be thinking about now since legalization seems to be progressing across the United States and in Canada,” Staples said.Marijuana is legal for medical use in most U.S. states and in Canada; recreational use has been legalized in nine states plus Washington, D.C. and is expected to become legal in Canada in July.According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana can impair driving ability. However, the U.S. agency also notes that directly linking marijuana with car crashes can be difficult because it’s often used while drinking alcohol.An earlier survey of college freshmen found that driving after marijuana use and riding with someone using pot was common, especially among young men, and more common than alcohol-linked driving. And a 2014 study in six states found that marijuana was increasingly detected in drivers killed in car crashes during a 10-year period.It’s a recognized risk in Colorado, where voters approved legalizing it in 2012. Last year the state’s transportation department partnered with Lyft and a pot industry group to offer discounted rides for pot users partaking in 4/20 festivities. The program runs through April this year. Data show that 15 per cent of DUI arrests in Colorado last year involved marijuana, and a 2016 survey found about half of users in the state think driving under the influence of pot is safe.Dr. Andrew Monte, an emergency medicine physician and toxicology expert at the University of Colorado, said his hospital typically sees a slight increase in marijuana-using patients on April 20, but that vomiting and intoxication are more common reasons than car crash injuries.Still, he said the study offers an important message.“We think about cannabis as being ubiquitous in our society,” he said. “However we need to realize that people should not be using this and driving.”___Follow AP Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner on Twitter at @LindseyTanner . Her work can be found here .last_img read more

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first_imgCHICAGO – Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found.The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can impair driving ability. Previous studies have shown that many pot-using motorists drive after partaking and think it’s safe to do so.The researchers analyzed U.S. government data on fatal traffic accidents from 1992 — shortly after 4/20 was popularized as a pot holiday in High Times magazine — through 2016. They compared driver deaths on that date with deaths on a day the week before and the week after during the study period.Deaths increased slightly in most but not all states, amounting to an overall increased risk of 12 per cent — or an extra 142 driver deaths linked with the holiday, said lead author Dr. John Staples at the University of British Columbia.Other studies have found a similarly elevated risk linked with alcohol and driving on Super Bowl Sunday and New Year’s Eve.Most accidents had no police data on drug testing so there’s no way to confirm that marijuana was involved, but researchers think the drug was responsible for some crashes.The study was published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.“It’s a really relevant question to be thinking about now since legalization seems to be progressing across the United States and in Canada,” Staples said.Marijuana is legal for medical use in most U.S. states and in Canada; recreational use has been legalized in nine states plus Washington, D.C. and is expected to become legal in Canada in July.According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana can impair driving ability. However, the U.S. agency also notes that directly linking marijuana with car crashes can be difficult because it’s often used while drinking alcohol.An earlier survey of college freshmen found that driving after marijuana use and riding with someone using pot was common, especially among young men, and more common than alcohol-linked driving. And a 2014 study in six states found that marijuana was increasingly detected in drivers killed in car crashes during a 10-year period.It’s a recognized risk in Colorado, where voters approved legalizing it in 2012. Last year the state’s transportation department partnered with Lyft and a pot industry group to offer discounted rides for pot users partaking in 4/20 festivities. The program runs through April this year. Data show that 15 per cent of DUI arrests in Colorado last year involved marijuana, and a 2016 survey found about half of users in the state think driving under the influence of pot is safe.Dr. Andrew Monte, an emergency medicine physician and toxicology expert at the University of Colorado, said his hospital typically sees a slight increase in marijuana-using patients on April 20, but that vomiting and intoxication are more common reasons than car crash injuries.Still, he said the study offers an important message.“We think about cannabis as being ubiquitous in our society,” he said. “However we need to realize that people should not be using this and driving.”___Follow AP Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner on Twitter at @LindseyTanner . Her work can be found here .last_img read more

Video After Bus Fire Flames Consume Wholesale Market in Casablanca

Rabat – On Tuesday night, a massive fire broke out inside a wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Sidi Othmane, Casablanca, destroying many shops.Police have not yet reported the cause of the fire as investigations are still ongoing.Photos and videos of the incident show many citizens gathered near the market while firefighters try to put out the fire. That same day, a bus caught fire at the intersection of Boulevard Mohamed Zerktouni and Boulevard Anfa in the economic hub.Read Also: Bus Bursts into Flame in CasablancaThe bus belonged to M’dina Bus, a company Moroccans say should be replaced.The company came under fire in November, after a video spread online showing one of its bus drivers using an umbrella to take shelter from rain leaking through the roof of the bus. The driver was reportedly fired because the video went viral, adding to the anger of many Moroccans on social media condemning the poor conditions of the company’s buses. read more

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Rabat – On Tuesday night, a massive fire broke out inside a wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Sidi Othmane, Casablanca, destroying many shops.Police have not yet reported the cause of the fire as investigations are still ongoing.Photos and videos of the incident show many citizens gathered near the market while firefighters try to put out the fire. That same day, a bus caught fire at the intersection of Boulevard Mohamed Zerktouni and Boulevard Anfa in the economic hub.Read Also: Bus Bursts into Flame in CasablancaThe bus belonged to M’dina Bus, a company Moroccans say should be replaced.The company came under fire in November, after a video spread online showing one of its bus drivers using an umbrella to take shelter from rain leaking through the roof of the bus. The driver was reportedly fired because the video went viral, adding to the anger of many Moroccans on social media condemning the poor conditions of the company’s buses. read more

King Felipe VI of Spain to Visit Morocco Wednesday Thursday

Rabat – Spanish news outlets are widely reporting that King Felipe VI of Spain will arrive in Morocco this week.Melilla Hoy wrote that the Spanish King and his wife, Queen Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, are set to arrive in Morocco on February 13 for a two-day visit.The visit, according to Spanish media, has been on the royal agenda since 2016 but has been postponed several times. Despite the postponement of the visits, King Felipe VI expressed satisfaction with the Moroccan-Spanish diplomatic ties.Spain and Morocco maintain a strong diplomatic ties. The prime minister of the Iberian country said as much during his first official visit to Morocco in November 2018.King Felipe VI spoke positively about the strategic ties in July 2018 at the 5th World Congress of Middle East Studies.“The relations between Morocco and Spain are strategic because we are neighbors who have shared concerns and who face common challenges and threats that we can transform into opportunities for close cooperation together with will and determination,” he said.Read Also: Spanish Media: King Felipe VI’s Visit to Morocco is a PriorityHe also said that the two countries’ strategic bonds are based on “mutual trust, respect, and cultural affinity.”The Spanish monarchs made their last visit to Morocco in 2014. King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma received them in an iftar attended by more than 300 guests.In addition to their strong diplomatic ties, Morocco and Spain are also strong business partners.According to data from the European Statistics Office, Moroccan exports to Spain increased by 5.4 percent during the first 11 months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.Read Also; 2030 World Cup: Portugal Has Not Received Trio Bid Proposal from Spain2018/Moroccan imports of Spanish goods also recorded an increase of 2.6 percent from a year before. read more

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Rabat – Spanish news outlets are widely reporting that King Felipe VI of Spain will arrive in Morocco this week.Melilla Hoy wrote that the Spanish King and his wife, Queen Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, are set to arrive in Morocco on February 13 for a two-day visit.The visit, according to Spanish media, has been on the royal agenda since 2016 but has been postponed several times. Despite the postponement of the visits, King Felipe VI expressed satisfaction with the Moroccan-Spanish diplomatic ties.Spain and Morocco maintain a strong diplomatic ties. The prime minister of the Iberian country said as much during his first official visit to Morocco in November 2018.King Felipe VI spoke positively about the strategic ties in July 2018 at the 5th World Congress of Middle East Studies.“The relations between Morocco and Spain are strategic because we are neighbors who have shared concerns and who face common challenges and threats that we can transform into opportunities for close cooperation together with will and determination,” he said.Read Also: Spanish Media: King Felipe VI’s Visit to Morocco is a PriorityHe also said that the two countries’ strategic bonds are based on “mutual trust, respect, and cultural affinity.”The Spanish monarchs made their last visit to Morocco in 2014. King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma received them in an iftar attended by more than 300 guests.In addition to their strong diplomatic ties, Morocco and Spain are also strong business partners.According to data from the European Statistics Office, Moroccan exports to Spain increased by 5.4 percent during the first 11 months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.Read Also; 2030 World Cup: Portugal Has Not Received Trio Bid Proposal from Spain2018/Moroccan imports of Spanish goods also recorded an increase of 2.6 percent from a year before. read more

Blaze consumes Wainfleet cottages

Dozens of firefighters from several communities spent hours last night and early this morning fighting a wind-swept fire in Wainfleet.Firefighters were first called to a house fire on Beach Rd East near Morgan’s Point just after 7:30 last night. High winds resulted in the flames spreading to a home next door; a third cottage suffered smoke and water damage. About 14 fire trucks and 50 firefighters from Wainfleet, Port Colborne, Pelham and Haldimand worked for hours to keep the flames from spreading further. Extreme cold from the wind was another challenge for fire crews who needed a salt truck to treat the road surface around the fire trucks.Wainfleet fire chief Harry Flagg believes it was an electrical fire. “We interviewed homeowners. There were electrical issues throughout the day yesterday.”Damage may be as high as $600,000. read more

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Dozens of firefighters from several communities spent hours last night and early this morning fighting a wind-swept fire in Wainfleet.Firefighters were first called to a house fire on Beach Rd East near Morgan’s Point just after 7:30 last night. High winds resulted in the flames spreading to a home next door; a third cottage suffered smoke and water damage. About 14 fire trucks and 50 firefighters from Wainfleet, Port Colborne, Pelham and Haldimand worked for hours to keep the flames from spreading further. Extreme cold from the wind was another challenge for fire crews who needed a salt truck to treat the road surface around the fire trucks.Wainfleet fire chief Harry Flagg believes it was an electrical fire. “We interviewed homeowners. There were electrical issues throughout the day yesterday.”Damage may be as high as $600,000. read more

UNbacked treaty puts caviar export quotas on hold pending new data

The United Nations-backed body that oversees a global treaty governing trade in endangered species announced today that it will not approve the 2006 export quotas for caviar and other sturgeon products until the exporting countries provide more data on the long-term survival of their sturgeon catch.The Geneva-based Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is concerned that the proposed quota levels – though lower than previous years – may not fully reflect declines in sturgeon stocks or fish caught illegally.“Countries wishing to export sturgeon products from shared stocks must demonstrate that their proposed catch and export quotas reflect current population trends and are sustainable,” said CITES Secretary-General Willem Wijnstekers. “To do this, they must also make full allowance for the amount of fish caught illegally.”The 169 member countries of CITES have set strict conditions for permitting caviar exports. States that share sturgeon stocks must agree among themselves on catch levels and export quotas based on scientific surveys of the stocks. Information recently provided by the sturgeon-exporting countries bordering the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea/lower Danube River and the Heilongjiang/Amur River on the Sino-Russian border showed that many of the sturgeon species in these shared fishing grounds were suffering serious population declines. Many of the measures adopted by CITES target exporting countries, but importers such as the European Union also have obligations, including buying only from legal sources. Importers are also required to create registration systems for their domestic processing and repackaging plants and rules for the labeling of repackaged caviar. Many key importing countries still do not have these Mr. Wijnstekers said the CITES regime is strong enough to ensure that the trade in sturgeon products is sustainable “but only if its rules are fully applied.” He called on governments to honour their obligations to ensure that the exploitation of sturgeon stocks is commercially and environmentally sustainable over the long-term. read more

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The United Nations-backed body that oversees a global treaty governing trade in endangered species announced today that it will not approve the 2006 export quotas for caviar and other sturgeon products until the exporting countries provide more data on the long-term survival of their sturgeon catch.The Geneva-based Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is concerned that the proposed quota levels – though lower than previous years – may not fully reflect declines in sturgeon stocks or fish caught illegally.“Countries wishing to export sturgeon products from shared stocks must demonstrate that their proposed catch and export quotas reflect current population trends and are sustainable,” said CITES Secretary-General Willem Wijnstekers. “To do this, they must also make full allowance for the amount of fish caught illegally.”The 169 member countries of CITES have set strict conditions for permitting caviar exports. States that share sturgeon stocks must agree among themselves on catch levels and export quotas based on scientific surveys of the stocks. Information recently provided by the sturgeon-exporting countries bordering the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea/lower Danube River and the Heilongjiang/Amur River on the Sino-Russian border showed that many of the sturgeon species in these shared fishing grounds were suffering serious population declines. Many of the measures adopted by CITES target exporting countries, but importers such as the European Union also have obligations, including buying only from legal sources. Importers are also required to create registration systems for their domestic processing and repackaging plants and rules for the labeling of repackaged caviar. Many key importing countries still do not have these Mr. Wijnstekers said the CITES regime is strong enough to ensure that the trade in sturgeon products is sustainable “but only if its rules are fully applied.” He called on governments to honour their obligations to ensure that the exploitation of sturgeon stocks is commercially and environmentally sustainable over the long-term. read more

Ohio State Buckeyes in the NFL Week 4

Former Buckeyes Marshon Lattimore, Tyvis Powell and Darron Lee catch up during the Spring Game on April 15. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorFormer Ohio State football players were in action in Week 4 of the NFL season. Of league rookies, sophomores and veterans, here are a few of the latest performances from former Buckeyes.New York Jets LB Darron LeeThe New York Jets faced the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, and second-year linebacker Darron Lee had an impressive game after struggling to start the season. He tallied seven  tackles (four solo, three assists) including a key tackle during the Jaguars’ drive in overtime. __________________________________New Orleans Saints WR Michael ThomasIt was just another day at the office for Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas against the Miami Dolphins in London Sunday. Thomas caught eight passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in a dominant 20-0 win.__________________________________New Orleans Saints CB Marshon LattimoreMarshon Lattimore shined Sunday as the Saints’ defense shut out the Dolphins in a 20-0 blowout. Lattimore had five tackles and a forced fumble in a dominant defensive performance. For the first time in a few seasons, the Saints have a potential star on the defensive side of the football, an encouraging sign for a team that consistently produces offensively.__________________________________Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel ElliottDallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had a strong performance Sunday as the Cowboys sprinted to an early lead against the Los Angeles Rams. Elliott did a little bit of everything, rushing 21 times for 85 yards and catching four passes for 54 yards. He scored a rushing and receiving touchdown. __________________________________Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan ShazierThe Pittsburgh Steelers and linebacker Ryan Shazier rocked their rival, the Baltimore Ravens, 26-9. Shazier was all over the field, totalling 11 tackles along with an interception and three passes defended. The Steelers’ defense has been somewhat inconsistent on a week-to-week basis. However, Shazier has been one of the team’s more consistent performers.__________________________________Other notable players:Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa: six tackles against the Philadelphia EaglesIndianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker: one interception against the Seattle SeahawksSan Francisco running back Carlos Hyde: 16 carries for 68 yards against the Arizona CardinalsCarolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel: Did not play against the New England Patriots read more

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Former Buckeyes Marshon Lattimore, Tyvis Powell and Darron Lee catch up during the Spring Game on April 15. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorFormer Ohio State football players were in action in Week 4 of the NFL season. Of league rookies, sophomores and veterans, here are a few of the latest performances from former Buckeyes.New York Jets LB Darron LeeThe New York Jets faced the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, and second-year linebacker Darron Lee had an impressive game after struggling to start the season. He tallied seven  tackles (four solo, three assists) including a key tackle during the Jaguars’ drive in overtime. __________________________________New Orleans Saints WR Michael ThomasIt was just another day at the office for Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas against the Miami Dolphins in London Sunday. Thomas caught eight passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in a dominant 20-0 win.__________________________________New Orleans Saints CB Marshon LattimoreMarshon Lattimore shined Sunday as the Saints’ defense shut out the Dolphins in a 20-0 blowout. Lattimore had five tackles and a forced fumble in a dominant defensive performance. For the first time in a few seasons, the Saints have a potential star on the defensive side of the football, an encouraging sign for a team that consistently produces offensively.__________________________________Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel ElliottDallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had a strong performance Sunday as the Cowboys sprinted to an early lead against the Los Angeles Rams. Elliott did a little bit of everything, rushing 21 times for 85 yards and catching four passes for 54 yards. He scored a rushing and receiving touchdown. __________________________________Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan ShazierThe Pittsburgh Steelers and linebacker Ryan Shazier rocked their rival, the Baltimore Ravens, 26-9. Shazier was all over the field, totalling 11 tackles along with an interception and three passes defended. The Steelers’ defense has been somewhat inconsistent on a week-to-week basis. However, Shazier has been one of the team’s more consistent performers.__________________________________Other notable players:Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa: six tackles against the Philadelphia EaglesIndianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker: one interception against the Seattle SeahawksSan Francisco running back Carlos Hyde: 16 carries for 68 yards against the Arizona CardinalsCarolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel: Did not play against the New England Patriots read more

Family very concerned for missing woman as gardaí renew appeal

first_imgFamily ‘very concerned’ for missing woman as gardaí renew appeal Margaret Dorrian has been missing from Celbridge since Tuesday. By Órla Ryan Saturday 16 Mar 2019, 1:54 PM 2 Comments Mar 16th 2019, 1:54 PM Margaret Dorrian Source: Garda Press OfficeGARDAÍ HAVE RENEWED their appeal for information in tracing the whereabouts of a 53-year-old woman who has been missing since Tuesday.Margaret Dorrian is missing from her home in Celbridge, Co Kildare.She is described as 5’6″ in height, of slight build, with red hair and green eyes. When last seen she was wearing a mustard-coloured jacket, blue jeans and tan-coloured boots.Gardaí and Margaret’s family are very concerned for her welfare.Anyone with information has been asked to contact Leixlip Garda Station on 01 666 7800, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. Share536 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4546413 21,838 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_imgFamily ‘very concerned’ for missing woman as gardaí renew appeal Margaret Dorrian has been missing from Celbridge since Tuesday. By Órla Ryan Saturday 16 Mar 2019, 1:54 PM 2 Comments Mar 16th 2019, 1:54 PM Margaret Dorrian Source: Garda Press OfficeGARDAÍ HAVE RENEWED their appeal for information in tracing the whereabouts of a 53-year-old woman who has been missing since Tuesday.Margaret Dorrian is missing from her home in Celbridge, Co Kildare.She is described as 5’6″ in height, of slight build, with red hair and green eyes. When last seen she was wearing a mustard-coloured jacket, blue jeans and tan-coloured boots.Gardaí and Margaret’s family are very concerned for her welfare.Anyone with information has been asked to contact Leixlip Garda Station on 01 666 7800, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. Share536 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4546413 21,838 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

A historic day for the GOCMV

first_imgThe year ended on a high note for the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV), with His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos paying a visit to the newly built headquarters for the first time on the final day of the year.With a history of strong division between the Orthodox Church and many Greek communities across Australia, the Archbishop’s presence was a significant moment for the community, emphasising the strong and growing ties between the leadership of both organisations.Accompanied by Bishop Ezekiel and Bishop Iakovos of Militoupolis, the Archbishop was welcomed by president of the GOCMV Bill Papastergiadis and given a tour of the cultural centre. Mr Papastergiadis told Neos Kosmos that the visit was in response to an invitation extended to the Archbishop at his name day celebrations last year, and was an opportunity to inform His Eminence of the details of the community’s current and future projects.“The visit was a historic moment,” said Mr Papastergiadis.“It is an indication of good relations between the Archdiocese of Australia and the community. What it reveals is that there is an open line of communication, there is a clear understanding by each organisation of its role and responsibility in our parikoia, and there’s also good rapport between the organisations to work cooperatively on key social matters,” he told Neos Kosmos. Archbishop Stylianos was said to be very impressed by the magnitude of the project and was hopeful that the new centre would be used as an example for other organisations about how they should move forward. Moved by his visit, Archbishop Stylianos addressed the community, stating: “You’re all doing a great job and deserve to be congratulated.” Also present on the day were vice presidents Jim Bossinakis and George Kallianis, secretary general Markos Costas, treasurer Nick Pathimos, and director of the Greek Centre of Contemporary Culture George Menidis along with other staff members of the community. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_imgThe year ended on a high note for the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV), with His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos paying a visit to the newly built headquarters for the first time on the final day of the year.With a history of strong division between the Orthodox Church and many Greek communities across Australia, the Archbishop’s presence was a significant moment for the community, emphasising the strong and growing ties between the leadership of both organisations.Accompanied by Bishop Ezekiel and Bishop Iakovos of Militoupolis, the Archbishop was welcomed by president of the GOCMV Bill Papastergiadis and given a tour of the cultural centre. Mr Papastergiadis told Neos Kosmos that the visit was in response to an invitation extended to the Archbishop at his name day celebrations last year, and was an opportunity to inform His Eminence of the details of the community’s current and future projects.“The visit was a historic moment,” said Mr Papastergiadis.“It is an indication of good relations between the Archdiocese of Australia and the community. What it reveals is that there is an open line of communication, there is a clear understanding by each organisation of its role and responsibility in our parikoia, and there’s also good rapport between the organisations to work cooperatively on key social matters,” he told Neos Kosmos. Archbishop Stylianos was said to be very impressed by the magnitude of the project and was hopeful that the new centre would be used as an example for other organisations about how they should move forward. Moved by his visit, Archbishop Stylianos addressed the community, stating: “You’re all doing a great job and deserve to be congratulated.” Also present on the day were vice presidents Jim Bossinakis and George Kallianis, secretary general Markos Costas, treasurer Nick Pathimos, and director of the Greek Centre of Contemporary Culture George Menidis along with other staff members of the community. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Mars 500 les six astronautes sont sortis du vaisseau

first_imgMars 500 : les six “astronautes” sont sortis du vaisseauComme prévu, aujourd’hui à 11H, la porte du vaisseau de l’expérience Mars 500 a été ouverte. Les six astronautes en sont sortis le sourire aux lèvres après un an et demi d’isolement. Tous les yeux des passionnés d’espace et de la presse étaient tournés ce matin vers une porte de l’Institut russe des problèmes médicaux-biologiques (IMBP) situé dans la périphérie de Moscou. Mais pas n’importe quelle porte : celle de la réplique de vaisseau spatial conçue spécialement pour la mission Mars 500. Aujourd’hui, était en effet la date fatidique de la fin de ce projet qui aura duré près d’un an et demi : le jour de la sortie des six volontaires prêts à retrouver la terre ferme et la lumière du jour.A 10H58, la porte était toujours close et scellée, témoignant de l’isolement total des “astronautes” parmi lesquels trois ingénieurs, un médecin, un chirurgien et un physicien. Quelques minutes plus tard, à 11H, un membre du projet a alors rompu cette fermeture et a ouvert la porte. Les volontaires se tenaient prêts et sont sortis un à un, descendant les escaliers pour s’aligner face à leur public. Le Russe Alexey Sitev qui commandait la mission a ensuite fait un bref rapport, expliquant que l’expérience avait été “pleinement complétée” et que tout le monde était “en bonne santé”.  Les six “marsonautes” se sont ensuite succédés au micro pour donner leur première impression, le Français Romain Charles en tête. Sourire aux lèvres, il a expliqué : “Il y a un an et demi, j’ai été sélectionné par l’Agence spatiale européenne pour faire partie de l’équipe de Mars 500. Aujourd’hui, après un voyage immobile de 520 jours, je suis fier de prouver, avec mes compagnons internationaux, qu’un voyage humain vers la Planète rouge est faisable”. Une odyssée spatiale mémorable Le succédant au micro, l’Italo-colombien Diego Urbina a pour sa part confié qu’il était heureux de revenir et a précisé : “Au cours de la mission Mars 500, nous avons accompli sur Terre le plus long voyage spatial jamais effectué pour que l’humain puisse un jour saluer une nouvelle aurore sur une planète distante mais accessible. Et, en tant que membre de l’équipe de l’Agence spatial européenne, je suis honoré d’avoir fait partie de ce défi remarquable en compagnie des cinq personnes les plus professionnelles, amicales et résistantes avec qui j’ai jamais travaillé”.  Après ce premier contact avec la liberté retrouvée et les félicitations des dirigeants de la mission, les six “marsonautes” ont été conduits auprès de leurs familles et de leurs amis qui les attendaient. Au cours des prochains jours, ils subiront une batterie d’examens médicaux et d’évaluations psychologiques mais auront également droit à des moments privés et de relaxation avant de parler aux médias le 8 novembre. La mission se prolongera ensuite encore un peu jusqu’à début décembre, le temps que l’équipe s’applique à une large série de rapports, de tests, d’évaluations pour collecter les dernières données de l’expérience. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESANéanmoins, le directeur de l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) Jean-Jacques Dordain a d’ors et déjà félicité les équipes internationales des résultats obtenus et a expliqué que cette odyssée ouvrait la voie à “une bien plus grande aventure” à destination de Mars. S’il a précisé qu’il ignorait encore si ce voyage aurait effectivement lieu, ni quand il pourrait être lancé, pour lui une chose est sûre : “ce sera une aventure complètement internationale”.Revivez en images la sortie des six “marsonautes” de leur “vaisseau spatial” sur Maxisciences et découvrez un résumé en vidéo des 520 jours de mission vécus par les six volontairesLe 4 novembre 2011 à 13:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgMars 500 : les six “astronautes” sont sortis du vaisseauComme prévu, aujourd’hui à 11H, la porte du vaisseau de l’expérience Mars 500 a été ouverte. Les six astronautes en sont sortis le sourire aux lèvres après un an et demi d’isolement. Tous les yeux des passionnés d’espace et de la presse étaient tournés ce matin vers une porte de l’Institut russe des problèmes médicaux-biologiques (IMBP) situé dans la périphérie de Moscou. Mais pas n’importe quelle porte : celle de la réplique de vaisseau spatial conçue spécialement pour la mission Mars 500. Aujourd’hui, était en effet la date fatidique de la fin de ce projet qui aura duré près d’un an et demi : le jour de la sortie des six volontaires prêts à retrouver la terre ferme et la lumière du jour.A 10H58, la porte était toujours close et scellée, témoignant de l’isolement total des “astronautes” parmi lesquels trois ingénieurs, un médecin, un chirurgien et un physicien. Quelques minutes plus tard, à 11H, un membre du projet a alors rompu cette fermeture et a ouvert la porte. Les volontaires se tenaient prêts et sont sortis un à un, descendant les escaliers pour s’aligner face à leur public. Le Russe Alexey Sitev qui commandait la mission a ensuite fait un bref rapport, expliquant que l’expérience avait été “pleinement complétée” et que tout le monde était “en bonne santé”.  Les six “marsonautes” se sont ensuite succédés au micro pour donner leur première impression, le Français Romain Charles en tête. Sourire aux lèvres, il a expliqué : “Il y a un an et demi, j’ai été sélectionné par l’Agence spatiale européenne pour faire partie de l’équipe de Mars 500. Aujourd’hui, après un voyage immobile de 520 jours, je suis fier de prouver, avec mes compagnons internationaux, qu’un voyage humain vers la Planète rouge est faisable”. Une odyssée spatiale mémorable Le succédant au micro, l’Italo-colombien Diego Urbina a pour sa part confié qu’il était heureux de revenir et a précisé : “Au cours de la mission Mars 500, nous avons accompli sur Terre le plus long voyage spatial jamais effectué pour que l’humain puisse un jour saluer une nouvelle aurore sur une planète distante mais accessible. Et, en tant que membre de l’équipe de l’Agence spatial européenne, je suis honoré d’avoir fait partie de ce défi remarquable en compagnie des cinq personnes les plus professionnelles, amicales et résistantes avec qui j’ai jamais travaillé”.  Après ce premier contact avec la liberté retrouvée et les félicitations des dirigeants de la mission, les six “marsonautes” ont été conduits auprès de leurs familles et de leurs amis qui les attendaient. Au cours des prochains jours, ils subiront une batterie d’examens médicaux et d’évaluations psychologiques mais auront également droit à des moments privés et de relaxation avant de parler aux médias le 8 novembre. La mission se prolongera ensuite encore un peu jusqu’à début décembre, le temps que l’équipe s’applique à une large série de rapports, de tests, d’évaluations pour collecter les dernières données de l’expérience. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESANéanmoins, le directeur de l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) Jean-Jacques Dordain a d’ors et déjà félicité les équipes internationales des résultats obtenus et a expliqué que cette odyssée ouvrait la voie à “une bien plus grande aventure” à destination de Mars. S’il a précisé qu’il ignorait encore si ce voyage aurait effectivement lieu, ni quand il pourrait être lancé, pour lui une chose est sûre : “ce sera une aventure complètement internationale”.Revivez en images la sortie des six “marsonautes” de leur “vaisseau spatial” sur Maxisciences et découvrez un résumé en vidéo des 520 jours de mission vécus par les six volontairesLe 4 novembre 2011 à 13:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Geek deals Get a lifetime subscription to PureVPN for 69

first_imgFrom your ISP to the federal government to that shady-looking guy in the corner of the coffee shop, it seems that just about everyone is interested in monitoring your traffic these days. If you’re tired of being spied on, now’s the time to invest in a VPN. And when you take advantage of today’s deal, you won’t have to pay much for your peace of mind.Lifetime PureVPN subscription for $69 (List price: $597) For just 69 bucks, you’ll get a lifetime subscription to the PureVPN service. Turn on your new VPN, and your surfing experience will improve immensely. Not only will your traffic be kept away from prying eyes, but it can also help you access just about any geoblocked website. If you’re dealing with content bans and IP blocks, this should do the trick.Earlier this year, PCMag’s Max Eddy reviewed PureVPN, and gave it an excellent score of four out of five. He didn’t love the setup process or the lack of OpenVPN support, but the BitTorrent support, speed, and variety of servers was very much appreciated. It’s not perfect for absolute beginners, but the 24/7 support is always there to help if you run into a problem.While this lifetime package normally sells for $597, using today’s offer will instantly save you $528 — a whopping 88% off the list price when you buy from StackSocial.Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the StackSocial and PureVPN websites for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals head over to TechBargains.last_img read more

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first_imgFrom your ISP to the federal government to that shady-looking guy in the corner of the coffee shop, it seems that just about everyone is interested in monitoring your traffic these days. If you’re tired of being spied on, now’s the time to invest in a VPN. And when you take advantage of today’s deal, you won’t have to pay much for your peace of mind.Lifetime PureVPN subscription for $69 (List price: $597) For just 69 bucks, you’ll get a lifetime subscription to the PureVPN service. Turn on your new VPN, and your surfing experience will improve immensely. Not only will your traffic be kept away from prying eyes, but it can also help you access just about any geoblocked website. If you’re dealing with content bans and IP blocks, this should do the trick.Earlier this year, PCMag’s Max Eddy reviewed PureVPN, and gave it an excellent score of four out of five. He didn’t love the setup process or the lack of OpenVPN support, but the BitTorrent support, speed, and variety of servers was very much appreciated. It’s not perfect for absolute beginners, but the 24/7 support is always there to help if you run into a problem.While this lifetime package normally sells for $597, using today’s offer will instantly save you $528 — a whopping 88% off the list price when you buy from StackSocial.Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the StackSocial and PureVPN websites for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals head over to TechBargains.last_img read more

WWE Royal Rumble Kickoff Show Results – 12818 Bobby Roodes US Title

first_img Pinterest Facebook Now Playing Up Next Who Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35? Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Finn Bálor Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWho Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:42/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies WWE Royal Rumble Kickoff Show ResultsJanuary 28, 2018Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaResults by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.comThe following took place on the Royal Rumble Kickoff Show airing live on WWE Network and YouTube from Philadelphia:* Kalisto, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado def. TJP, Drew Gulak and Gentleman Jack Gallagher by pinfall when Kalisto pinned TJP with Salida Del Sol.The team of @LuchadorLD, @WWEGranMetalik, and @KalistoWWE just proved to be a dangerous trio with MOONSAULTS IN STEREO on the #RoyalRumble Kickoff! pic.twitter.com/RDJRmYdJQ5— WWE (@WWE) January 28, 2018* The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) def. The Balor Club (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) by pinfall when Anderson was pinned. Will there be #Raw25 déjà vu for @ScottDawsonWWE and @DashWilderWWE on the #RoyalRumble Kickoff? @LukeGallowsWWE and @KarlAndersonWWE sure hope so! pic.twitter.com/i8XphRjJf0— WWE (@WWE) January 28, 2018* WWE United States Championship Open Challenge: Bobby Roode (c) def. Mojo Rawley to retain the title by pinfall with the Glorious DDT. #USChampion @REALBobbyRoode’s Open Challenge has been answered, and @MojoRawleyWWE is looking to negate all things #GLORIOUS tonight! #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/s1AGMWiJBB— WWE (@WWE) January 28, 2018 Now Playing Up Next Finn Balor for the WWE UK Championship? Google+ Videos Articles WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Mojo Rawley Certain Rob Gronkowski Will Be in the WWE Soon Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Twitterlast_img read more

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first_img Pinterest Facebook Now Playing Up Next Who Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35? Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Finn Bálor Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWho Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:42/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies WWE Royal Rumble Kickoff Show ResultsJanuary 28, 2018Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaResults by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.comThe following took place on the Royal Rumble Kickoff Show airing live on WWE Network and YouTube from Philadelphia:* Kalisto, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado def. TJP, Drew Gulak and Gentleman Jack Gallagher by pinfall when Kalisto pinned TJP with Salida Del Sol.The team of @LuchadorLD, @WWEGranMetalik, and @KalistoWWE just proved to be a dangerous trio with MOONSAULTS IN STEREO on the #RoyalRumble Kickoff! pic.twitter.com/RDJRmYdJQ5— WWE (@WWE) January 28, 2018* The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) def. The Balor Club (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) by pinfall when Anderson was pinned. Will there be #Raw25 déjà vu for @ScottDawsonWWE and @DashWilderWWE on the #RoyalRumble Kickoff? @LukeGallowsWWE and @KarlAndersonWWE sure hope so! pic.twitter.com/i8XphRjJf0— WWE (@WWE) January 28, 2018* WWE United States Championship Open Challenge: Bobby Roode (c) def. Mojo Rawley to retain the title by pinfall with the Glorious DDT. #USChampion @REALBobbyRoode’s Open Challenge has been answered, and @MojoRawleyWWE is looking to negate all things #GLORIOUS tonight! #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/s1AGMWiJBB— WWE (@WWE) January 28, 2018 Now Playing Up Next Finn Balor for the WWE UK Championship? Google+ Videos Articles WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Mojo Rawley Certain Rob Gronkowski Will Be in the WWE Soon Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Twitterlast_img read more

Rev Conrad Howell body found Police investigate

first_img Husband arrested for murder in Long Island, Bahamas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Sept 2015 – It was a dark day in TCI as the worst had been confirmed to Magnetic Media by a close relative. Nationally acclaimed, son of the soil, Rev Dr. Conrad Howell’s body was found near his home.Prayers continue to be requested for his very young children, his wife and relatives who like the rest of the country are confounded by this outrageous crime. And it is a crime; one resident and friend told Magnetic Media; however police have not ruled it a homicide. For those who know and love the man known for his infectious laughter and huge heart for people, this is a magnanimous loss. Inexplicable….With the help of a cadaver dog, Rev Howell was found Saturday morning.Teams assembled in impressive numbers that gloomy morning to assist in the search for Rev. Howell.This matter has once again and already ignited a fresh debate on crime in the country. It is a conversation we sadly will no longer hear Rev Howell marshal as he would have done in one of his many forums including ‘On Your Mind’ on PTV and ‘Expressions’ which aired on Radio Turks and Caicos…You are already missed Rev! Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:body, conrad howell, crime, found Recommended for you TCI Police Commissioner says absolute focus is reducing crime, gives some insight into the decreases recorded Nationwide manhunt launched after shooting victim dieslast_img read more

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first_img Husband arrested for murder in Long Island, Bahamas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Sept 2015 – It was a dark day in TCI as the worst had been confirmed to Magnetic Media by a close relative. Nationally acclaimed, son of the soil, Rev Dr. Conrad Howell’s body was found near his home.Prayers continue to be requested for his very young children, his wife and relatives who like the rest of the country are confounded by this outrageous crime. And it is a crime; one resident and friend told Magnetic Media; however police have not ruled it a homicide. For those who know and love the man known for his infectious laughter and huge heart for people, this is a magnanimous loss. Inexplicable….With the help of a cadaver dog, Rev Howell was found Saturday morning.Teams assembled in impressive numbers that gloomy morning to assist in the search for Rev. Howell.This matter has once again and already ignited a fresh debate on crime in the country. It is a conversation we sadly will no longer hear Rev Howell marshal as he would have done in one of his many forums including ‘On Your Mind’ on PTV and ‘Expressions’ which aired on Radio Turks and Caicos…You are already missed Rev! Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:body, conrad howell, crime, found Recommended for you TCI Police Commissioner says absolute focus is reducing crime, gives some insight into the decreases recorded Nationwide manhunt launched after shooting victim dieslast_img read more

Florida Panthers fan hit with octopus during national anthem

first_imgSUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Florida Panthers fan was hit in the head by a sea creature during Saturday’s game in Sunrise.Charles Sternfield said he was standing for the national anthem when a Detroit Red Wings fan threw a 10-pound octopus right at him.It’s a tradition for Red Wings fans that dates back to 1952.“It was quite heavy. It hurt me, and I was quite shaken up by it. I certainly wasn’t expecting to get hit in the head by a large animal of some type,” said Sternfield.Police are looking into the incident.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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first_imgSUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Florida Panthers fan was hit in the head by a sea creature during Saturday’s game in Sunrise.Charles Sternfield said he was standing for the national anthem when a Detroit Red Wings fan threw a 10-pound octopus right at him.It’s a tradition for Red Wings fans that dates back to 1952.“It was quite heavy. It hurt me, and I was quite shaken up by it. I certainly wasn’t expecting to get hit in the head by a large animal of some type,” said Sternfield.Police are looking into the incident.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Time Inc Launching Digital Desks and Streamlining Production

first_imgTime Inc. isn’t done retooling its organization quite yet. Ad Age obtained a copy of a “progress report” sent out to Time Inc. staffers on Monday from chief content officer, Alan Murray, outlining a new digital strategy. The memo reveals plans to launch 10 new “digital desks” that will aggregate content according to topics. In the memo, Murray made an effort  to put staffers’ minds at ease by ensuring them the company isn’t centralizing edit teams across brands but did emphasize the importance of change. “It is a reflection of the reality that the way we reach devoted digital audiences is very different from the way we reach magazine audiences, and it requires a different organization and approach.” Folio:’s sister publication min reached out to Time Inc. for details and for a copy of the memo but the company declined to provide either. Given that, it’s difficult to say what this means for the company’s brand-by-brand org chart, or if it will require staff reductions or additions. In addition to the digital desks, the company is also streamlining its production system. Production teams will now work across brands in “hubs” to produce what is still Time Inc.’s cash cow—print magazines. The company has made no secrets that it’s looking to trim the fat where it can and continue to reduce costs, which it has done aggressively over the past several quarters.center_img An undisclosed source, formerly with Time Inc., tells min that the changes are likely stirring up some fear and uncertainties given all the recent layoffs. What’s more, the source suggests this could be a precursor to more staff reductions. But, the source went on to say the decision seems smart in the long run because it could minimize opportunity loss and allow editors to focus more on brand-specific content, as opposed to fast-paced daily news and clickbait that lacks a brand’s voice.  This article first ran in Folio:’s sister publication min on 9/27. Details released by Ad Age in the memo reveal that each desk will have current brand editors populating their respective sites along with ‘digital desk heads.’ “The job of each desk will be to cultivate and grow our digital audiences in its area. The desks will include reporters and editors from different brands who will continue to work for those brands, but the desk heads will coordinate their efforts to help Time Inc. innovate and grow.”last_img read more

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first_imgTime Inc. isn’t done retooling its organization quite yet. Ad Age obtained a copy of a “progress report” sent out to Time Inc. staffers on Monday from chief content officer, Alan Murray, outlining a new digital strategy. The memo reveals plans to launch 10 new “digital desks” that will aggregate content according to topics. In the memo, Murray made an effort  to put staffers’ minds at ease by ensuring them the company isn’t centralizing edit teams across brands but did emphasize the importance of change. “It is a reflection of the reality that the way we reach devoted digital audiences is very different from the way we reach magazine audiences, and it requires a different organization and approach.” Folio:’s sister publication min reached out to Time Inc. for details and for a copy of the memo but the company declined to provide either. Given that, it’s difficult to say what this means for the company’s brand-by-brand org chart, or if it will require staff reductions or additions. In addition to the digital desks, the company is also streamlining its production system. Production teams will now work across brands in “hubs” to produce what is still Time Inc.’s cash cow—print magazines. The company has made no secrets that it’s looking to trim the fat where it can and continue to reduce costs, which it has done aggressively over the past several quarters.center_img An undisclosed source, formerly with Time Inc., tells min that the changes are likely stirring up some fear and uncertainties given all the recent layoffs. What’s more, the source suggests this could be a precursor to more staff reductions. But, the source went on to say the decision seems smart in the long run because it could minimize opportunity loss and allow editors to focus more on brand-specific content, as opposed to fast-paced daily news and clickbait that lacks a brand’s voice.  This article first ran in Folio:’s sister publication min on 9/27. Details released by Ad Age in the memo reveal that each desk will have current brand editors populating their respective sites along with ‘digital desk heads.’ “The job of each desk will be to cultivate and grow our digital audiences in its area. The desks will include reporters and editors from different brands who will continue to work for those brands, but the desk heads will coordinate their efforts to help Time Inc. innovate and grow.”last_img read more

SOB X RBE Announce Strictly Only Brothers US Tour

first_img Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Twitter Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Read more BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers The tour stops at Coachella 2019 and wraps up at NYC’s Governors BallPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 8, 2019 – 2:32 pm All originally from Vallejo, Calif., DaBoii, Lul G, Slimmy B, and Yhung T.O. are the rap collective SOB X RBE, often recording in subgroups. Their track “Paramedic!” on Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By helped them gain greater attention. The collective announced their Strictly Only Brothers Tour beginning Feb. 16 at III Points at the Miami Wynwood, Fla., and closing at the Governors Ball in New York City on June 2.Tour stops on April 14 and 21 bring SOB X RBE to Coachella 2019. Their visits to many other states include multiple dates in California and Texas. Peacoat Gang and Sneakk will be appearing as supporting acts. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images SOB X RBE Announce U.S. Tour sob-x-rbe-announce-strictly-only-brothers-us-tour Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Prev Next Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Facebook SOB X RBE Announce Strictly Only Brothers U.S. Tour 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlistcenter_img Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Additional information and tickets are available at SOB X RBE’s website or in some cases, the respective venues/festivals.Marvel At These 7 Facts About ‘Black Panther: The Album’ | Black History Month John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs https://twitter.com/SOBxRBE/status/1093615626202112001 BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Email Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery News Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explainedlast_img read more

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first_img Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Twitter Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Read more BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers The tour stops at Coachella 2019 and wraps up at NYC’s Governors BallPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 8, 2019 – 2:32 pm All originally from Vallejo, Calif., DaBoii, Lul G, Slimmy B, and Yhung T.O. are the rap collective SOB X RBE, often recording in subgroups. Their track “Paramedic!” on Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By helped them gain greater attention. The collective announced their Strictly Only Brothers Tour beginning Feb. 16 at III Points at the Miami Wynwood, Fla., and closing at the Governors Ball in New York City on June 2.Tour stops on April 14 and 21 bring SOB X RBE to Coachella 2019. Their visits to many other states include multiple dates in California and Texas. Peacoat Gang and Sneakk will be appearing as supporting acts. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images SOB X RBE Announce U.S. Tour sob-x-rbe-announce-strictly-only-brothers-us-tour Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Prev Next Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Facebook SOB X RBE Announce Strictly Only Brothers U.S. Tour 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlistcenter_img Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Additional information and tickets are available at SOB X RBE’s website or in some cases, the respective venues/festivals.Marvel At These 7 Facts About ‘Black Panther: The Album’ | Black History Month John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs https://twitter.com/SOBxRBE/status/1093615626202112001 BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Email Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery News Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explainedlast_img read more

Chirala Club celebrates National Camera Day

first_imgChirala: The Chirala Camera Club celebrated the National Camera Day at the Ambedkar Bhavan here on Saturday. The Club presented prizes to the winners of State-level photography competition and also to the essay writing competition. Club president and retired ATO K Dayaratnam presided over the celebrations as the ITC- gri Business Division Factory Manager SS Syamsundar participated as the chief guest to the programme. Andhra Pradesh Photography Academy treasurer RV Sharma, EC member EA Veerabhadra Rao, member K Yugandhar also participated as the guests. Also Read – Goldsmith steals gold by polishing jewelry in Bhimavaram Advertise With Us After inaugurating the photography exhibition, Syamsundar said that the photographers have the ability to move the society with one picture. The ITC APD production manager V Sridhar said that photography was developing into new trends these days. Club secretary Sankham Suresh said that they received 456 entries from 62 photographers in the State and it has been a tough task to select the winners. He said that 43 students have sent entries to the essay competition on the topic ‘Effect of cell phone on the livelihood of photographers’. The guests and club members presented the prizes and certificates to photography and essay competitions.last_img read more

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first_imgChirala: The Chirala Camera Club celebrated the National Camera Day at the Ambedkar Bhavan here on Saturday. The Club presented prizes to the winners of State-level photography competition and also to the essay writing competition. Club president and retired ATO K Dayaratnam presided over the celebrations as the ITC- gri Business Division Factory Manager SS Syamsundar participated as the chief guest to the programme. Andhra Pradesh Photography Academy treasurer RV Sharma, EC member EA Veerabhadra Rao, member K Yugandhar also participated as the guests. Also Read – Goldsmith steals gold by polishing jewelry in Bhimavaram Advertise With Us After inaugurating the photography exhibition, Syamsundar said that the photographers have the ability to move the society with one picture. The ITC APD production manager V Sridhar said that photography was developing into new trends these days. Club secretary Sankham Suresh said that they received 456 entries from 62 photographers in the State and it has been a tough task to select the winners. He said that 43 students have sent entries to the essay competition on the topic ‘Effect of cell phone on the livelihood of photographers’. The guests and club members presented the prizes and certificates to photography and essay competitions.last_img read more

RCB Girl becomes an internet sensation overnight but was it morally right

first_imgScreengrabs of the girl started circulating on the internetTwitterEvery now and then, a commoner finds himself turning into a celebrity overnight on social media after their photograph or video is shared on the internet. Remember, the tea-seller with blue eyes in Pakistan or Priya Prakash Varrier with her wink had similar paths to fame.The latest to join this club is a girl who was cheering for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last game of IPL 2019 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Once the camera panned to her during the course of the game, the internet went gaga over the young lady and started to enquire about her identity.And soon, it was known that the girl in question is one Deepika Ghose. The lady dubbed ‘RCB Girl’ saw and astronomical increase in the number of her Instagram followers, which reached 150,000 in no time.Is it correct?We don’t know as of now how she is reacting to her sudden attainment of celebrityhood. But there is a larger moral question posed by this repeated phenomenon. Is it correct for men to start searching for the identity of a girl they saw on television or internet just because she happens to be beautiful?Doesn’t this reaction come dangerously close to the act of stalking? How would we feel if a man saw a woman walking down the road and became curious to know who she is and started scouring the net to find her identity? It is likely that the person is going to be dubbed a ‘creep.’ So, why should the exact same thing be acceptable online? Priya Prakash Varrier also rose to fame courtesy internetTwitterBut there is one thing that can be said in defence of those who succeeded in finding the name of this girl. It’s not just women who have been at the receiving end of such curiosity. The Pakistani tea-seller is a case in point. He even ended up getting endorsement deals which must have been of great financial help.Besides, why should we bother if the person concerned does not have a problem with it? The famous wink of Priya Prakash Varrier made her a household name all over India, beyond her home state of Kerela and she may end up getting Bollywood movies as well. For her, it was great publicity and could help her become even more successful in her career.But there is a serious danger in normalising this kind of hunting for pretty faces on the internet. If it is considered absolutely kosher to search for the identity of a girl, or for that matter a boy, on the web just because they are pretty, isn’t the logical extension of it stalking in real life? Isn’t there a danger that some men may think that if it’s okay to chase a girl (figuratively) on the net, it is also okay in the real world? Such questions need to be raised continually so that we do not, even inadvertently, normalise perversity.last_img read more

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first_imgScreengrabs of the girl started circulating on the internetTwitterEvery now and then, a commoner finds himself turning into a celebrity overnight on social media after their photograph or video is shared on the internet. Remember, the tea-seller with blue eyes in Pakistan or Priya Prakash Varrier with her wink had similar paths to fame.The latest to join this club is a girl who was cheering for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last game of IPL 2019 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Once the camera panned to her during the course of the game, the internet went gaga over the young lady and started to enquire about her identity.And soon, it was known that the girl in question is one Deepika Ghose. The lady dubbed ‘RCB Girl’ saw and astronomical increase in the number of her Instagram followers, which reached 150,000 in no time.Is it correct?We don’t know as of now how she is reacting to her sudden attainment of celebrityhood. But there is a larger moral question posed by this repeated phenomenon. Is it correct for men to start searching for the identity of a girl they saw on television or internet just because she happens to be beautiful?Doesn’t this reaction come dangerously close to the act of stalking? How would we feel if a man saw a woman walking down the road and became curious to know who she is and started scouring the net to find her identity? It is likely that the person is going to be dubbed a ‘creep.’ So, why should the exact same thing be acceptable online? Priya Prakash Varrier also rose to fame courtesy internetTwitterBut there is one thing that can be said in defence of those who succeeded in finding the name of this girl. It’s not just women who have been at the receiving end of such curiosity. The Pakistani tea-seller is a case in point. He even ended up getting endorsement deals which must have been of great financial help.Besides, why should we bother if the person concerned does not have a problem with it? The famous wink of Priya Prakash Varrier made her a household name all over India, beyond her home state of Kerela and she may end up getting Bollywood movies as well. For her, it was great publicity and could help her become even more successful in her career.But there is a serious danger in normalising this kind of hunting for pretty faces on the internet. If it is considered absolutely kosher to search for the identity of a girl, or for that matter a boy, on the web just because they are pretty, isn’t the logical extension of it stalking in real life? Isn’t there a danger that some men may think that if it’s okay to chase a girl (figuratively) on the net, it is also okay in the real world? Such questions need to be raised continually so that we do not, even inadvertently, normalise perversity.last_img read more

Emmett Wants To Block Flooded Underpasses With Manpower In Addition To Barricades

first_imgListen 00:00 /01:23 X Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Dave FehlingJudge Emmett wants to use reinforce barricades and barriers like the one shown in this photo.Local authorities are taking measures to better protect Harris County residents in case the region is impacted again by severe weather.Harris County Judge Ed Emmett met with representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation and the Harris County Toll Road Authority, HCTRA, on April 26th to discuss the deployment of state and county personnel to block highway underpasses and other locations that flood during severe weather.Emmett explained that, besides TX DOT and the HCTRA, the additional manpower will be provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.The main goal is to prevent more deaths like those that occurred last week when several drivers drove into high water in underpasses near the Galleria at the intersection of Highway 59 and Loop 610.The deployment will be in addition to barricades that already might be in place.“We are gonna make sure that all the intersections and the underpasses that we know are gonna flood are gonna be physically blocked. It’s not the most efficient way to do it but, short term, it’s the best way to do it,” Emmett said after the meeting the Harris County Commissioners court held on April 26th.According to Emmett, the deployment could start on Tuesday night, given that there may be heavy rains on Wednesday.The Harris County Judge added that, for the long term, other technologies that would automatically establish barriers at dangerous locations will be assessed.As part of the recovery process after last week’s floods, the Commissioners Court approved $6 million to fund the repair of damaged infrastructure and the removal of debris.Additionally, the county will waive fees for permits and inspections for unincorporated areas that were impacted by the severe weather.Emmett also noted that, after the disaster declaration issued by President Obama for Harris County, FEMA representatives and staff from the Small Business Administration will soon start working in the region to provide federal aid through grants and loans.last_img read more

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first_imgListen 00:00 /01:23 X Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Dave FehlingJudge Emmett wants to use reinforce barricades and barriers like the one shown in this photo.Local authorities are taking measures to better protect Harris County residents in case the region is impacted again by severe weather.Harris County Judge Ed Emmett met with representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation and the Harris County Toll Road Authority, HCTRA, on April 26th to discuss the deployment of state and county personnel to block highway underpasses and other locations that flood during severe weather.Emmett explained that, besides TX DOT and the HCTRA, the additional manpower will be provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.The main goal is to prevent more deaths like those that occurred last week when several drivers drove into high water in underpasses near the Galleria at the intersection of Highway 59 and Loop 610.The deployment will be in addition to barricades that already might be in place.“We are gonna make sure that all the intersections and the underpasses that we know are gonna flood are gonna be physically blocked. It’s not the most efficient way to do it but, short term, it’s the best way to do it,” Emmett said after the meeting the Harris County Commissioners court held on April 26th.According to Emmett, the deployment could start on Tuesday night, given that there may be heavy rains on Wednesday.The Harris County Judge added that, for the long term, other technologies that would automatically establish barriers at dangerous locations will be assessed.As part of the recovery process after last week’s floods, the Commissioners Court approved $6 million to fund the repair of damaged infrastructure and the removal of debris.Additionally, the county will waive fees for permits and inspections for unincorporated areas that were impacted by the severe weather.Emmett also noted that, after the disaster declaration issued by President Obama for Harris County, FEMA representatives and staff from the Small Business Administration will soon start working in the region to provide federal aid through grants and loans.last_img read more

Destress in weekend with hair body therapies

first_imgScience says massage releases a hormone called Serotonin that allows your body and mind to go in a “feel good” state so make sure you are de-stressing yourself in weekend with right hair and body therapies. Experts share few therapies to indulge in: Reflexology: Reflexology also known as zone therapy which is an application of pressure to feet, hands, or ears. This is to send a calming message from the peripheral nerves, which in turn signals the body to adjust the tension level bringing calmness to the central nervous system. This therapy apart from relaxing the body also helps in reducing the pain and stress. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfRelaxing Hair Spa Ritual: Getting a hair spa done is the best thing you can do to de-stress yourself. Hair spas are very relaxing and one of the most favourable ways to nourish the hair by keeping it soft and healthy in the long run. Aromatherapy: One of the most sought-after holistic aromatic body therapies, this massage utilizes the power of pure essential oils to soothe the mind, body, and soul. The treatment utilizes gentle choreographed massage strokes that focus on the restorative properties of the essential oils instead of the physical pressure application, to reduce stress and promote good sleep. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveEach essential oil serves a unique purpose and a carefully curated blend is used to target specific problem areas of the body. It also assists in stimulating and detoxifying the body. Lomi-Lomi Therapy: A Hawaiian massage, the Lomi Lomi therapy is one of the most wholesome yet under-valued stress-relieving therapies in India. It is known for its long and continuous strokes of deep- tissue massage, designed to help the body let go of its old patterns and behaviours. Macadamia, palm and coconut oils are usually used as moisturizers during the session to keep the strokes smooth and nourish the skin. Balinese Massage: The Balinese massage is a high-pressure deep tissue treatment that utilizes palm pressure, gentle stretching strokes, acupressure and essential oils to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and “qi” (energy) in the body. The boost to circulation helps in reducing stress .Swedish massage: A medium pressure therapy, the Swedish massage aims to make one feel relaxed and content by promoting circulation and an overall feeling of well-being. The massage uses a variety of techniques such as stroking, gliding, kneading, rubbing, tapping and pounding to provide a classic massage for relieving tense muscles and relaxing tight areas in the body. Ranging between 60 – 90 minutes, the massage improves immunity by the manipulation of muscles over the bone structure.last_img read more

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first_imgScience says massage releases a hormone called Serotonin that allows your body and mind to go in a “feel good” state so make sure you are de-stressing yourself in weekend with right hair and body therapies. Experts share few therapies to indulge in: Reflexology: Reflexology also known as zone therapy which is an application of pressure to feet, hands, or ears. This is to send a calming message from the peripheral nerves, which in turn signals the body to adjust the tension level bringing calmness to the central nervous system. This therapy apart from relaxing the body also helps in reducing the pain and stress. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfRelaxing Hair Spa Ritual: Getting a hair spa done is the best thing you can do to de-stress yourself. Hair spas are very relaxing and one of the most favourable ways to nourish the hair by keeping it soft and healthy in the long run. Aromatherapy: One of the most sought-after holistic aromatic body therapies, this massage utilizes the power of pure essential oils to soothe the mind, body, and soul. The treatment utilizes gentle choreographed massage strokes that focus on the restorative properties of the essential oils instead of the physical pressure application, to reduce stress and promote good sleep. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveEach essential oil serves a unique purpose and a carefully curated blend is used to target specific problem areas of the body. It also assists in stimulating and detoxifying the body. Lomi-Lomi Therapy: A Hawaiian massage, the Lomi Lomi therapy is one of the most wholesome yet under-valued stress-relieving therapies in India. It is known for its long and continuous strokes of deep- tissue massage, designed to help the body let go of its old patterns and behaviours. Macadamia, palm and coconut oils are usually used as moisturizers during the session to keep the strokes smooth and nourish the skin. Balinese Massage: The Balinese massage is a high-pressure deep tissue treatment that utilizes palm pressure, gentle stretching strokes, acupressure and essential oils to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and “qi” (energy) in the body. The boost to circulation helps in reducing stress .Swedish massage: A medium pressure therapy, the Swedish massage aims to make one feel relaxed and content by promoting circulation and an overall feeling of well-being. The massage uses a variety of techniques such as stroking, gliding, kneading, rubbing, tapping and pounding to provide a classic massage for relieving tense muscles and relaxing tight areas in the body. Ranging between 60 – 90 minutes, the massage improves immunity by the manipulation of muscles over the bone structure.last_img read more