Another Rajapaksa loyalist removed from Ministerial post

The Chief Minister of the Southern Province Shan Wijayalal de Silva has taken over the post from Weerasinghe.The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has in recent days sacked Rajapaksa loyalists from key posts in an attempt to ensure continued support in the party for President Maithripala Sirisena. (Colombo Gazette) Another loyalist of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been removed from his Ministerial post.Southern Provincial Council member Weerasumana Weerasinghe was today removed from his post of Sports Minister of the Southern Provincial Council. read more

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The Chief Minister of the Southern Province Shan Wijayalal de Silva has taken over the post from Weerasinghe.The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has in recent days sacked Rajapaksa loyalists from key posts in an attempt to ensure continued support in the party for President Maithripala Sirisena. (Colombo Gazette) Another loyalist of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been removed from his Ministerial post.Southern Provincial Council member Weerasumana Weerasinghe was today removed from his post of Sports Minister of the Southern Provincial Council. read more

Actively seeking leasing and joint venture partners

first_imgRussell Industries is actively seeking leasing and joint venture partners to work its 255 Unpatented uranium and vanadium mining claims located in San Juan County, Utah, USA. “For the foreseeable future demand for uranium will grow far faster than the present world production. The successful nuclear power initiatives enjoyed by France and Japan are forcing other countries to evaluate their present dependence on coal and petroleum and their subsequent harmful environmental effects,” said Rick Berman, President and CEO, Russell Industries. In April 2007, Ron Hochstein, President and Chief Operating Officer of Denison Mines, was quoted in the San Juan Record  saying: “I foresee San Juan County being the centre of the uranium industry in the US long into the future.” The only federally-licensed and operating uranium mill in the US is White Mesa mill, owned by Denison Mines and it is located less than 50 km from any of the four claim ranges owned by Russell IndustriesRussell Industries is a Nevada Corporation that was incorporated in 1997. It is a holding company that will possibly acquire assets in the energy, mining, healthcare and financial industries.Russell Industries, Inc.Rick Berman, +1 832-631-6099Fax: +1 832-631-6274irrsds@aol.comlast_img read more

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first_imgRussell Industries is actively seeking leasing and joint venture partners to work its 255 Unpatented uranium and vanadium mining claims located in San Juan County, Utah, USA. “For the foreseeable future demand for uranium will grow far faster than the present world production. The successful nuclear power initiatives enjoyed by France and Japan are forcing other countries to evaluate their present dependence on coal and petroleum and their subsequent harmful environmental effects,” said Rick Berman, President and CEO, Russell Industries. In April 2007, Ron Hochstein, President and Chief Operating Officer of Denison Mines, was quoted in the San Juan Record  saying: “I foresee San Juan County being the centre of the uranium industry in the US long into the future.” The only federally-licensed and operating uranium mill in the US is White Mesa mill, owned by Denison Mines and it is located less than 50 km from any of the four claim ranges owned by Russell IndustriesRussell Industries is a Nevada Corporation that was incorporated in 1997. It is a holding company that will possibly acquire assets in the energy, mining, healthcare and financial industries.Russell Industries, Inc.Rick Berman, +1 832-631-6099Fax: +1 832-631-6274irrsds@aol.comlast_img read more

The Evening Fix now with added pug puppy

first_imgPigeons in the Cabra area of Dublin, Tuesday February 19, 2013. (Niall Carson/PA Wire)HERE ARE THE things we learned, loved and shared today.THINGS WE LEARNED: #MAGDALENES: Enda Kenny broke into tears as he concluded a historic State apology to the victims of the Magdalene Laundries in the Dáil this evening. The apology came two weeks after an inter-departmental committee formally outlined a significant State involvement in the committal of over 10,000 women to the Laundries between the 1920s and 1990s.#MURDER: A man has been charged with the murder of Olivia Dunlea, 36, who died in “violent circumstances” before a fire at her home in Passage West, Cork, on Sunday. Darren Murphy, 36, appeared before Cork City Court today.#IRISH LIFE: The Government has reached a deal to sell Irish Life to the Canadian company Great-West Lifeco for €1.3 billion. The Irish Life name will be retained as part of the deal and the life and pensions operations of Great-West Lifeco’s Irish subsidiary, Canada Life, will be combined with those of Irish Life.#IBRC: The Taoiseach has said it is not yet clear whether credit unions will lose “millions” of euros in the liquidation of IBRC, in response to a rumour circulating that claims credit unions could lose up to €17 million worth of investments with the former State-owned bank. Enda Kenny said the liquidator will have to analyse the situation.#OSCAR PISTORIUS: Athlete Oscar Pistorius has today told a South African court that he did not intend to kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, who died from gunshot wounds sustained at his house several days ago. Pistorius testified that he had inadvertently shot Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder.#SEPTIC TANKS: The national inspection plan for septic tanks has been published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in a move  welcomed by Environment Minister. Phil Hogan the plan it will “underpin the risk-based inspection of septic tanks and other on-site treatment systems” and thanked all of the householders who have registered their domestic waste water treatment systems – describing those who supported the legislation as the “silent majority”Awww… two-year-old Eva Bray looks at a blooming Magnolia campbellii flower in the Trebah Gardens in Cornwall, as spring arrives in the south-west peninsula before the rest of the country. (Simon Burt/PA Wire)THINGS WE LOVED:Today, we mostly loved making anagrams of our names using nifty website Anyagrams (via @nadineoregan). Someone in Journal HQ will now forever be known by the – frankly excellent -appellation Vanilla Grey.Last week, US TV host Jimmy Kimmel asked his male viewers to give their wives and girlfriends the most unromantic present they could think of…. and they didn’t disappoint.(But don’t let that kill your faith in the less-than-fair sex… check out what one man did for his girlfriend after her 10-year-old beagle passed away.)Uploaded by 30poundman via BuzzfeedTHINGS WE SHARED: Twenty-five writers talk about the importance of libraries – and why they aren’t the “sentimental” institutions they are currently being painted as in some quarters.You might think you can rely on your memory but false eyewitness reports are a leading cause of wrongful convictions… The Atlantic looks at the problem with police line-ups.Facebook says there is not place on the network for hate speech, violent images or other inappropriate content – so why does content that seems to glorify rape and domestic abuse keep appearing, asks Laura Bates on the Guardian. An Indian labourer sun dries red chillies at Shertha village, outskirts of Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Millions of Indians earn their livelihood from agriculture.(AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)last_img read more

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first_imgPigeons in the Cabra area of Dublin, Tuesday February 19, 2013. (Niall Carson/PA Wire)HERE ARE THE things we learned, loved and shared today.THINGS WE LEARNED: #MAGDALENES: Enda Kenny broke into tears as he concluded a historic State apology to the victims of the Magdalene Laundries in the Dáil this evening. The apology came two weeks after an inter-departmental committee formally outlined a significant State involvement in the committal of over 10,000 women to the Laundries between the 1920s and 1990s.#MURDER: A man has been charged with the murder of Olivia Dunlea, 36, who died in “violent circumstances” before a fire at her home in Passage West, Cork, on Sunday. Darren Murphy, 36, appeared before Cork City Court today.#IRISH LIFE: The Government has reached a deal to sell Irish Life to the Canadian company Great-West Lifeco for €1.3 billion. The Irish Life name will be retained as part of the deal and the life and pensions operations of Great-West Lifeco’s Irish subsidiary, Canada Life, will be combined with those of Irish Life.#IBRC: The Taoiseach has said it is not yet clear whether credit unions will lose “millions” of euros in the liquidation of IBRC, in response to a rumour circulating that claims credit unions could lose up to €17 million worth of investments with the former State-owned bank. Enda Kenny said the liquidator will have to analyse the situation.#OSCAR PISTORIUS: Athlete Oscar Pistorius has today told a South African court that he did not intend to kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, who died from gunshot wounds sustained at his house several days ago. Pistorius testified that he had inadvertently shot Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder.#SEPTIC TANKS: The national inspection plan for septic tanks has been published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in a move  welcomed by Environment Minister. Phil Hogan the plan it will “underpin the risk-based inspection of septic tanks and other on-site treatment systems” and thanked all of the householders who have registered their domestic waste water treatment systems – describing those who supported the legislation as the “silent majority”Awww… two-year-old Eva Bray looks at a blooming Magnolia campbellii flower in the Trebah Gardens in Cornwall, as spring arrives in the south-west peninsula before the rest of the country. (Simon Burt/PA Wire)THINGS WE LOVED:Today, we mostly loved making anagrams of our names using nifty website Anyagrams (via @nadineoregan). Someone in Journal HQ will now forever be known by the – frankly excellent -appellation Vanilla Grey.Last week, US TV host Jimmy Kimmel asked his male viewers to give their wives and girlfriends the most unromantic present they could think of…. and they didn’t disappoint.(But don’t let that kill your faith in the less-than-fair sex… check out what one man did for his girlfriend after her 10-year-old beagle passed away.)Uploaded by 30poundman via BuzzfeedTHINGS WE SHARED: Twenty-five writers talk about the importance of libraries – and why they aren’t the “sentimental” institutions they are currently being painted as in some quarters.You might think you can rely on your memory but false eyewitness reports are a leading cause of wrongful convictions… The Atlantic looks at the problem with police line-ups.Facebook says there is not place on the network for hate speech, violent images or other inappropriate content – so why does content that seems to glorify rape and domestic abuse keep appearing, asks Laura Bates on the Guardian. An Indian labourer sun dries red chillies at Shertha village, outskirts of Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Millions of Indians earn their livelihood from agriculture.(AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)last_img read more

Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access

first_img Short URL Tuesday 21 Feb 2017, 6:57 PM Share510 Tweet Email WARNING. Some viewers may find the below clip distressing. Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeA MOTHER HAS released harrowing images of her young daughter suffering from seizures to put pressure on health officials to speed up her access to potentially life-changing medication.Vera Twomey released a video to Tv3 News of her daughter Ava suffering from a severe seizure.Ava suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a debilitating condition which can see her suffer as many as 20 seizures every day.Dravet Syndrome is a rare form of epilepsy that is resistant to drugs. However, Vera says that a form of medicinal marijuana can help her daughter.Ava was on a medication called Charlotte’s Web – a cannabis extract – to help reduce the frequency of her seizures – which it did.Charlotte’s Web contains very little THC – which causes the psychoactive “high” associated with cannabis use.From the time Ava began taking Charlotte’s Web on 2 October until the end of that month, she only had seven seizures. This compared to several hundred over the course of other months.But as medicinal cannabis is not legal in Ireland, Ava cannot use the drug, despite it reducing her symptoms on such a dramatic scale.Vera has been campaigning for the past year to have medicinal marijuana legalised in Ireland.A bill that would regulate the use of cannabis for medical purposes was passed to committee stage by the Dáil in December of last year.As well as this, Health Minister Simon Harris announced earlier this month that he would establish a compassionate access programme for cannabis-based treatments for certain conditions.However, Vera has said that she still hasn’t heard from anyone to approve them for the treatment.Speaking to TV3 News, Vera called for the HSE to look at Ava’s case and speed up her access to the treatment.“We have to get help for her now,” Vera said.The HSE said they would look towards Ava’s application for medicinal cannabis as a priority, they’d look at it urgently. But their sense of urgency and our sense of it are not meeting up at all.Vera has met with minister Simon Harris in the past and is due to meet him again on Thursday. She pleaded with officials to speed up Ava’s access to the life-changing medication, saying that time is running out for her daughter.“When she goes into a seizure you don’t know what way she’s going to be when she comes out,” she said.Her life is on the line. It really, really is. Every time.Read: “If we don’t get the legislation, we mightn’t have Ava for much longer”: A mother’s 150-mile protestRead: ‘It’s like getting to know a new part of our daughter’: Cannabis bill passes first stage Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access medication Vera Twomey is calling for her daughter to be given access to potentially life-changing medication. 46 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3251456 By Cormac Fitzgerald 23,744 Views Feb 21st 2017, 6:57 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_img Short URL Tuesday 21 Feb 2017, 6:57 PM Share510 Tweet Email WARNING. Some viewers may find the below clip distressing. Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeA MOTHER HAS released harrowing images of her young daughter suffering from seizures to put pressure on health officials to speed up her access to potentially life-changing medication.Vera Twomey released a video to Tv3 News of her daughter Ava suffering from a severe seizure.Ava suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a debilitating condition which can see her suffer as many as 20 seizures every day.Dravet Syndrome is a rare form of epilepsy that is resistant to drugs. However, Vera says that a form of medicinal marijuana can help her daughter.Ava was on a medication called Charlotte’s Web – a cannabis extract – to help reduce the frequency of her seizures – which it did.Charlotte’s Web contains very little THC – which causes the psychoactive “high” associated with cannabis use.From the time Ava began taking Charlotte’s Web on 2 October until the end of that month, she only had seven seizures. This compared to several hundred over the course of other months.But as medicinal cannabis is not legal in Ireland, Ava cannot use the drug, despite it reducing her symptoms on such a dramatic scale.Vera has been campaigning for the past year to have medicinal marijuana legalised in Ireland.A bill that would regulate the use of cannabis for medical purposes was passed to committee stage by the Dáil in December of last year.As well as this, Health Minister Simon Harris announced earlier this month that he would establish a compassionate access programme for cannabis-based treatments for certain conditions.However, Vera has said that she still hasn’t heard from anyone to approve them for the treatment.Speaking to TV3 News, Vera called for the HSE to look at Ava’s case and speed up her access to the treatment.“We have to get help for her now,” Vera said.The HSE said they would look towards Ava’s application for medicinal cannabis as a priority, they’d look at it urgently. But their sense of urgency and our sense of it are not meeting up at all.Vera has met with minister Simon Harris in the past and is due to meet him again on Thursday. She pleaded with officials to speed up Ava’s access to the life-changing medication, saying that time is running out for her daughter.“When she goes into a seizure you don’t know what way she’s going to be when she comes out,” she said.Her life is on the line. It really, really is. Every time.Read: “If we don’t get the legislation, we mightn’t have Ava for much longer”: A mother’s 150-mile protestRead: ‘It’s like getting to know a new part of our daughter’: Cannabis bill passes first stage Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access medication Vera Twomey is calling for her daughter to be given access to potentially life-changing medication. 46 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3251456 By Cormac Fitzgerald 23,744 Views Feb 21st 2017, 6:57 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Ive cried more times over injuries in the last number of years

first_img 4 Comments Sunday 29 Jan 2017, 9:37 PM Untouchable Glanmire make it four-in-a-row as National Cup is Cork-bound again Source: Photosport/Anthony Au-Yeu/INPHOAnd then the rethink.“I think if I was to do it right now, I wouldn’t be content. I think I would look back with regrets and I remember talking to my Mum and Dad and they told me if I wasn’t 100% sure or had any doubts over retiring, don’t do it.”Despite everything that has happened, and everything Barr has gone through, the fire still burns. There is still a hunger and determination to overcome the injuries that have threatened to overshadow a career which promised so much. This is not how she is meant to bow out.“There is something there niggling away and that will continue to niggle away. The reason you start is because you enjoy it and love it but if that’s gone what else is keeping you there? I didn’t have competitions or racing to keep me going so I was really training for the sake of it.“But what has kept me going over the last few years is glimpses of potential. I’ve always been the athlete with potential but never saw it. I do think there is still potential there but I really have to dig deep and find it at the moment. It’s buried in of all those years of injuries.“I do feel I look back on my career and think what could have been. Even the years I was injured, I wonder was there something I could have done differently. I’m very bad at looking back and thinking what could have been. I don’t want that and that’s why I’m glad I didn’t quit because I would have regrets.”At the moment, it’s baby steps — but steady progress is better than none at all.Barr is back enjoying training again and there is a clear goal at the end of it all; to get back racing this summer in one last bid to save her career. 2017 is, unfortunately, make-or-break and Barr recognises that herself. She’s the first to admit it. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO“My motivation was at an all-time low but it’s getting there again. I’ve always concentrated on the end result and forgot to enjoy the process or experience. I’m starting to do that again and hopefully that will bring the desired result.“I’ve been kind of tipping away and when this calf flared up again, I was like for ‘God’s sake’ because I thought I was starting to make progress. My target is May but at the moment I don’t know how it will go. Will I get back racing? I don’t know. I’m taking it session by session because that’s all I can do.“For six weeks I had quit and I was at peace with that so I’m just happy to be back training and enjoying it but I think this will be a make-or-break year. For me it’s the enjoyment and that’s been the biggest thing. I have to enjoy it.“I’ll see how this summer goes. If I had another summer of injuries again it will be very, very hard to pick myself back up.”Unfortunately it’s the reality of the situation, and Barr has always been fully aware of it. A lot of that comes down to the fact she has a Masters in Sports Performance and is currently doing a Phd in Sports Psychology. While athletics is her first love, there is no desperate attempt to hang on in fear of having nothing else to turn to.Her work with Sky Sports as an athlete ambassador has also given her a fresh perspective or, more importantly, a greater appreciation of sport and what she is lucky enough to do for a living.“I do a lot of work in schools and that nearly reinforces your motivation because you’re talking to all these kids about how great sport is,” she says. “And you realise it is great and think ‘what am I talking about, why am I being so down about it?’ Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO“And this Sky programme has probably helped me as much as I’ve helped any kids because every time I go in, I remind myself why I’m doing it. Sometimes when you’ve been injured for so long you forget why you’re doing it.“I’m finding ways to get my motivation back but at this stage now my aims are now very different. I’ve always been looking to World Championships and forgetting about the process and getting there. Now it’s just about running, plain and simple.“Working with these kids gives me a distraction and I don’t just have to think about myself and injuries. It means nothing to them and that helps a lot. You leave all your problems and it reminds you of when you were starting off and being exciting about sport.“Actually going into schools and saying I was retired would have hurt. It would have hurt a lot because I’m only 27. They would ask questions and wonder so I feel I still have more to give in athletics and that’s kind of what’s keeping me in it.“As hard as that summer [just gone] was, I’ve had to let it go because I can’t keep holding onto it because it makes me angry. I have to keep looking forward. I’m going to keep going and if I feel during the summer that it’s just not there anymore then I’ll probably be happy to [retire]. But I do feel there is something more to give.“I have been forgotten about so there’s no pressure anymore. I can go under the radar and just go out and run. Any race will be progress but at the same time I am still competitive. That’s what is keeping me going anyway.”One step at a time, Barr is working her way back. Let’s hope this next Olympic cycle will bring her more luck and we’ll see the Barrs — Jessie and Thomas — wearing the Irish vest for years to come yet.“I would love that, it would mean a lot to get back. All I can do is try my best and we’ll see what happens.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! IT WASN’T SO long ago when Jessie Barr was considered one of Ireland’s brightest athletes. A young 400 metre hurdler with a prodigious future. Jessie, not her brother Thomas. A genuine talent, potential which knew no bounds.Five years ago, she burst onto the scene with a fifth-place finish at the U23 European Championships. Then, there were finals at the World University Games and, 12 months later, the European Championships in Helsinki. The potential had developed into real promise.There was the 2012 Olympics, too. Having just missed out on the qualification time for her individual event, Barr was part of the Irish relay team in London. It was naturally disappointing not to compete in her main event but at 23, it was only meant to be the start for Barr. A good learning curve. It was expected, not hoped, that it would be the first of many Games.Rio was an altogether different experience. Barr watched every second of the most recent Olympics from afar, and hated it; that’s even allowing for the remarkable performance of Thomas as he came within touching distance of Olympic bronze. His near miss may have been agonising but back home, Jessie was going through her own torment.“All I wanted was for both of us to be on the plane to Rio,” she tells The42. “Mum and Dad were looking for places to stay and were going to be booking and I just told them not to plan anything around me. I’ve learned not to.“It was awful, I’m not even going to lie. I hated Rio. I watched everything and hated it. I loved talking about Thomas and his achievement but part of me, there was this little thing in the back of my head thinking I wanted to be over there, I wanted this for me too. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO“It’s a selfish thing but athletes are selfish. I’m absolutely delighted for him, he deserves everything he’s getting but I want that as well. I would never want what he has, I would never want to take that from him but I want it for me as well. I felt hard done by.”To put it mildly, the last Olympic cycle was a difficult one for the Waterford native. It was an injury-plagued one and four years filled with endless frustration and discouragement.A stress fracture to a toe, two Achilles tendon injuries and calf problems. It has been non-stop for Barr and after Rio she questioned her future and wondered whether it was all worth it anymore. 2014, 2015 and 2016 were effectively write-offs and this is the fifth January in a row Barr has been battling injury.Naturally, the flame began to flicker and that threat of optimism threatened to snap. Rio may just have been one setback too far. She had gone from being in peak physical condition and on the verge of a major breakthrough to the athlete whose potential had expired.“I feel like I’m in a constant circle of injury recovery and trying to get back fit,” Barr continues. “I spend more time on a Watt bike or in the pool than I do actually running.“I’ve had so many minor injuries that I’d say I’d have to go back and look through my diary to remember them all. I’ve had little niggly injuries. I was never set back with a long injury which had me out for say six months but it was maybe two months and then a setback.“Always one step forward, two steps back, two steps forward, three steps back. I never really got to push on and that’s what I hope for this year. Just a good stretch and consistency in training.”Barr continues to battle a minor calf problem she sustained earlier this month but, thankfully, it’s nothing significant and she hopes to be back racing when spring rolls into summer. That’s the plan, anyway. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOIn so many ways, it could have been a lot different. Before Christmas, Barr had convinced herself she had fallen out of love with the sport. It wasn’t what she wanted to do anymore and she essentially hung up her spikes and was at peace with her decision.“2016 was a disaster,” the 27-year-old explains. “I had entered the year all guns blazing having worked my way back. I raced competitively for the first time in a few years at a local event in Belfast in May. The week after I was involved in a car crash. It was my fault as I went into the back of someone but I ended up in a boot with a foot injury.“It was made worse by the fact all the injuries had no timeline for a return. With an Achilles tendon it’s just until the pain subsides. One day it might be fine and you go and train and the next you’re in agony. And it was just a case of going on a week-to-week basis. I’d be crossing races off my calendar because I just wasn’t ready.“I did find it tough to pick myself back up for the monotony of training when all I do is train and never get to race. I do it for the racing because I don’t enjoy the training enough to keep me going.“After Rio I came back in September and started doing my own stuff and then I went back to the [training] group. I just wasn’t enjoying it. I was going to training and doing the same thing everyday and I just didn’t want to be there. I’ve never had those feelings.“I remember one day I was doing something boring, think it was taxes, and I’m not funded anymore. I knew without Sky Sports [ambassador] I actually don’t have an income and I’m a student as well so I’ve a lot of outgoings and not a lot coming in. Why am I doing athletics, what has it done for me over the last three years?“All athletics has done has made me cry, it hasn’t given me anything good, I’ve given so much to it and I haven’t got anything back. Maybe it’s time I quit and it was the first time I’ve ever thought it. I’m only 27 and I always thought I’d go onto Tokyo and that was a given. It kind of dawned on me, maybe I do need to just quit because it hadn’t given me much enjoyment. I’ve cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else.”And the decision was made.“I was living a normal life,” she adds. “College got very busy and it worked out well because I had a lot of work to do but then when it went back to normal, I started to miss it.” Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO http://the42.ie/3203091 Share548 Tweet Email1 Jan 29th 2017, 9:37 PM Short URL Follow us: the42.ie 27,997 Views Barr in action at the World University Games, Kazan 2013. By Ryan Bailey ‘I’ve cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else’ Jessie Barr has seen her promising career interrupted by a succession of injuries but she’s hoping to return in 2017. Barr in action at the World University Games, Kazan 2013. Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_img 4 Comments Sunday 29 Jan 2017, 9:37 PM Untouchable Glanmire make it four-in-a-row as National Cup is Cork-bound again Source: Photosport/Anthony Au-Yeu/INPHOAnd then the rethink.“I think if I was to do it right now, I wouldn’t be content. I think I would look back with regrets and I remember talking to my Mum and Dad and they told me if I wasn’t 100% sure or had any doubts over retiring, don’t do it.”Despite everything that has happened, and everything Barr has gone through, the fire still burns. There is still a hunger and determination to overcome the injuries that have threatened to overshadow a career which promised so much. This is not how she is meant to bow out.“There is something there niggling away and that will continue to niggle away. The reason you start is because you enjoy it and love it but if that’s gone what else is keeping you there? I didn’t have competitions or racing to keep me going so I was really training for the sake of it.“But what has kept me going over the last few years is glimpses of potential. I’ve always been the athlete with potential but never saw it. I do think there is still potential there but I really have to dig deep and find it at the moment. It’s buried in of all those years of injuries.“I do feel I look back on my career and think what could have been. Even the years I was injured, I wonder was there something I could have done differently. I’m very bad at looking back and thinking what could have been. I don’t want that and that’s why I’m glad I didn’t quit because I would have regrets.”At the moment, it’s baby steps — but steady progress is better than none at all.Barr is back enjoying training again and there is a clear goal at the end of it all; to get back racing this summer in one last bid to save her career. 2017 is, unfortunately, make-or-break and Barr recognises that herself. She’s the first to admit it. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO“My motivation was at an all-time low but it’s getting there again. I’ve always concentrated on the end result and forgot to enjoy the process or experience. I’m starting to do that again and hopefully that will bring the desired result.“I’ve been kind of tipping away and when this calf flared up again, I was like for ‘God’s sake’ because I thought I was starting to make progress. My target is May but at the moment I don’t know how it will go. Will I get back racing? I don’t know. I’m taking it session by session because that’s all I can do.“For six weeks I had quit and I was at peace with that so I’m just happy to be back training and enjoying it but I think this will be a make-or-break year. For me it’s the enjoyment and that’s been the biggest thing. I have to enjoy it.“I’ll see how this summer goes. If I had another summer of injuries again it will be very, very hard to pick myself back up.”Unfortunately it’s the reality of the situation, and Barr has always been fully aware of it. A lot of that comes down to the fact she has a Masters in Sports Performance and is currently doing a Phd in Sports Psychology. While athletics is her first love, there is no desperate attempt to hang on in fear of having nothing else to turn to.Her work with Sky Sports as an athlete ambassador has also given her a fresh perspective or, more importantly, a greater appreciation of sport and what she is lucky enough to do for a living.“I do a lot of work in schools and that nearly reinforces your motivation because you’re talking to all these kids about how great sport is,” she says. “And you realise it is great and think ‘what am I talking about, why am I being so down about it?’ Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO“And this Sky programme has probably helped me as much as I’ve helped any kids because every time I go in, I remind myself why I’m doing it. Sometimes when you’ve been injured for so long you forget why you’re doing it.“I’m finding ways to get my motivation back but at this stage now my aims are now very different. I’ve always been looking to World Championships and forgetting about the process and getting there. Now it’s just about running, plain and simple.“Working with these kids gives me a distraction and I don’t just have to think about myself and injuries. It means nothing to them and that helps a lot. You leave all your problems and it reminds you of when you were starting off and being exciting about sport.“Actually going into schools and saying I was retired would have hurt. It would have hurt a lot because I’m only 27. They would ask questions and wonder so I feel I still have more to give in athletics and that’s kind of what’s keeping me in it.“As hard as that summer [just gone] was, I’ve had to let it go because I can’t keep holding onto it because it makes me angry. I have to keep looking forward. I’m going to keep going and if I feel during the summer that it’s just not there anymore then I’ll probably be happy to [retire]. But I do feel there is something more to give.“I have been forgotten about so there’s no pressure anymore. I can go under the radar and just go out and run. Any race will be progress but at the same time I am still competitive. That’s what is keeping me going anyway.”One step at a time, Barr is working her way back. Let’s hope this next Olympic cycle will bring her more luck and we’ll see the Barrs — Jessie and Thomas — wearing the Irish vest for years to come yet.“I would love that, it would mean a lot to get back. All I can do is try my best and we’ll see what happens.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! IT WASN’T SO long ago when Jessie Barr was considered one of Ireland’s brightest athletes. A young 400 metre hurdler with a prodigious future. Jessie, not her brother Thomas. A genuine talent, potential which knew no bounds.Five years ago, she burst onto the scene with a fifth-place finish at the U23 European Championships. Then, there were finals at the World University Games and, 12 months later, the European Championships in Helsinki. The potential had developed into real promise.There was the 2012 Olympics, too. Having just missed out on the qualification time for her individual event, Barr was part of the Irish relay team in London. It was naturally disappointing not to compete in her main event but at 23, it was only meant to be the start for Barr. A good learning curve. It was expected, not hoped, that it would be the first of many Games.Rio was an altogether different experience. Barr watched every second of the most recent Olympics from afar, and hated it; that’s even allowing for the remarkable performance of Thomas as he came within touching distance of Olympic bronze. His near miss may have been agonising but back home, Jessie was going through her own torment.“All I wanted was for both of us to be on the plane to Rio,” she tells The42. “Mum and Dad were looking for places to stay and were going to be booking and I just told them not to plan anything around me. I’ve learned not to.“It was awful, I’m not even going to lie. I hated Rio. I watched everything and hated it. I loved talking about Thomas and his achievement but part of me, there was this little thing in the back of my head thinking I wanted to be over there, I wanted this for me too. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO“It’s a selfish thing but athletes are selfish. I’m absolutely delighted for him, he deserves everything he’s getting but I want that as well. I would never want what he has, I would never want to take that from him but I want it for me as well. I felt hard done by.”To put it mildly, the last Olympic cycle was a difficult one for the Waterford native. It was an injury-plagued one and four years filled with endless frustration and discouragement.A stress fracture to a toe, two Achilles tendon injuries and calf problems. It has been non-stop for Barr and after Rio she questioned her future and wondered whether it was all worth it anymore. 2014, 2015 and 2016 were effectively write-offs and this is the fifth January in a row Barr has been battling injury.Naturally, the flame began to flicker and that threat of optimism threatened to snap. Rio may just have been one setback too far. She had gone from being in peak physical condition and on the verge of a major breakthrough to the athlete whose potential had expired.“I feel like I’m in a constant circle of injury recovery and trying to get back fit,” Barr continues. “I spend more time on a Watt bike or in the pool than I do actually running.“I’ve had so many minor injuries that I’d say I’d have to go back and look through my diary to remember them all. I’ve had little niggly injuries. I was never set back with a long injury which had me out for say six months but it was maybe two months and then a setback.“Always one step forward, two steps back, two steps forward, three steps back. I never really got to push on and that’s what I hope for this year. Just a good stretch and consistency in training.”Barr continues to battle a minor calf problem she sustained earlier this month but, thankfully, it’s nothing significant and she hopes to be back racing when spring rolls into summer. That’s the plan, anyway. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOIn so many ways, it could have been a lot different. Before Christmas, Barr had convinced herself she had fallen out of love with the sport. It wasn’t what she wanted to do anymore and she essentially hung up her spikes and was at peace with her decision.“2016 was a disaster,” the 27-year-old explains. “I had entered the year all guns blazing having worked my way back. I raced competitively for the first time in a few years at a local event in Belfast in May. The week after I was involved in a car crash. It was my fault as I went into the back of someone but I ended up in a boot with a foot injury.“It was made worse by the fact all the injuries had no timeline for a return. With an Achilles tendon it’s just until the pain subsides. One day it might be fine and you go and train and the next you’re in agony. And it was just a case of going on a week-to-week basis. I’d be crossing races off my calendar because I just wasn’t ready.“I did find it tough to pick myself back up for the monotony of training when all I do is train and never get to race. I do it for the racing because I don’t enjoy the training enough to keep me going.“After Rio I came back in September and started doing my own stuff and then I went back to the [training] group. I just wasn’t enjoying it. I was going to training and doing the same thing everyday and I just didn’t want to be there. I’ve never had those feelings.“I remember one day I was doing something boring, think it was taxes, and I’m not funded anymore. I knew without Sky Sports [ambassador] I actually don’t have an income and I’m a student as well so I’ve a lot of outgoings and not a lot coming in. Why am I doing athletics, what has it done for me over the last three years?“All athletics has done has made me cry, it hasn’t given me anything good, I’ve given so much to it and I haven’t got anything back. Maybe it’s time I quit and it was the first time I’ve ever thought it. I’m only 27 and I always thought I’d go onto Tokyo and that was a given. It kind of dawned on me, maybe I do need to just quit because it hadn’t given me much enjoyment. I’ve cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else.”And the decision was made.“I was living a normal life,” she adds. “College got very busy and it worked out well because I had a lot of work to do but then when it went back to normal, I started to miss it.” Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO http://the42.ie/3203091 Share548 Tweet Email1 Jan 29th 2017, 9:37 PM Short URL Follow us: the42.ie 27,997 Views Barr in action at the World University Games, Kazan 2013. By Ryan Bailey ‘I’ve cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else’ Jessie Barr has seen her promising career interrupted by a succession of injuries but she’s hoping to return in 2017. Barr in action at the World University Games, Kazan 2013. Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Australian Hellenes honour Anders Lassen – the Achilles of Thessaloniki

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram This week saw Melbourne’s Greek community join with local Danes to commemorate the key role played by Major Anders Lassen in the liberation of Thessaloniki 73 years ago last month, in October 1944. This is the first time since 1944 that Hellenes in Melbourne – and possibly the world – have joined with Danes to celebrate and commemorate Anders Lassen.The event was held at Melbourne’s impressive Royal Danish Consulate General Denmark House, and was hosted by the Danish Honorary Consul-General in Melbourne, Jan Ravnholt who acted as master of ceremonies for the night. It was attended by over 100 people, including diplomatic, political, RSL and other community representatives. Also attending were Judith Gunnarson and Deb Stewart, both descendents of Sister Evelyn Hutt who served on Lemnos in 1915. Judith also spent a major part of her life in Scandinavia. The event blended Danish and Hellenic hospitality, with traditional Greek music from the Melbourniotes band welcoming attendees to the consulate.The highlight of the event was the attendance of Mr Tom Nørring, Danish Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Australia, and his wife Claudia, a native of Thessaloniki herself, who came to Melbourne especially for the event. Also in attendance was Maria Gidarakos, representing the Greek Consul-General in Melbourne.The event was organised by myself, Melbourne’s Thessaloniki Association ‘The White Tower’, and the Battle of Crete and Greece Commemorative Council, along with Melbourne’s Danish Consulate, both as part of the annual Melbourne-Thessaloniki Sister-City celebrations and the annual program of events commemorating the Battle of Crete and Greece in the Second World War.The story of Anders Lassen and his role in Greece and Thessaloniki is not so well known amongst Hellenes or Australians. This commemoration was held to increase awareness of this important part of Hellenic history.Major Anders Lassen was 24 years old when he led the liberation of Thessaloniki in October 1944. Originally tasked to observe the German situation in the city, Anders decided to engage the German occupiers and force their surrender or expulsion before they completed their planned destruction of the city’s infrastructure. On 29 October Anders led his 40-man special forces team, including Lieutenant Mavrikis and members of the Greek Sacred Squadron, along with members of the local ELAS resistance, in an assault on the German occupation of the city. After much fighting, the remaining Germans abandoned the city the next morning. Thessaloniki was free.Anders LassenAnders also took an active part in the Allied raiding parties which harassed the Axis occupation of many Aegean Islands throughout 1942 and 1943. He led successful raids on Crete, Symi, and Santorini to name a few. On Crete he was guided to his targets and hidden during his escape by the local resistance. His bravery under fire saw the Cretans name him Spiro.His loyalty to his men was legend. But this also extended to those who bravely helped them. After the capture of Samos in 1943, Anders organised the evacuation of many local civilians to safety as the Germans returned to occupy the island. He left notes for the Germans,threatening them with retribution if they carried out reprisals against the local population. And he famously returned to Symi to avenge the murder by the Italian garrison of a local priest and his son who had helped the Allies.Noted for his bravery, Anders was a striking figure. Tall, blond and blue-eyed, he always impressed his fellow soldiers with his fitness and leadership skills. He appears to have had a magnetic personality, one of his commanders wrote that he was “irresistible” and “exuding Viking charm.” When in charge of any operation he always led by example. Since the occupation of Denmark by the Germans in 1940, Anders had been eager to engage the enemy personally. He often seemed to act without fear, some considered that he was chasing death. One comrade said that serving with Anders was like serving with Achilles! Prior to his service in Greece, Anders took part in raids on West Africa and the Channel Islands. After Greece he served in northern Italy, where he was killed leading his men against a German position, the defenders shot Anders after they’d sought surrender. He was 24 years old.His personal qualities saw him promoted in the field from private to major in just five years. He was awarded three Military Crosses as well as numerous other medals – including the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry awaarded in the Commonwealth. Sadly this was earned posthumously. Anders has the distinction of being the only Special Air Service soldier and the only non-Commonwealth soldier to have been awarded the Victoria Cross in WWII.At the commemoration Ross Alatsas, deputy chair of the Victorian Multicultural Commission, spoke of Anders as defender of all we hold dear: a society that welcomes diversity, and of his own personal connection to Anders through their common Greek name Spiros. Bill Papastergiadis, Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria president welcomed this collaboration between the two communities. Iakovos Garivaldis’, OAM, vice-president of the Thessaloniki Association ‘The White Tower’ address met with a warm response as it was in the form of a direct thank you addressed to Anders himself.Anders Lassen memorial, Copenhagen, Denmark.The highlight of the event was the presentation to the Danish Consulate of a memorial plaque dedicated to Anders Lassen and the liberation of Thessaloniki by Paul Mavroudis, OAM ‘The White Tower’ president and Tony Tsourdoulakis, secretary of the Battle of Crete and Greece Commemorative Council. Mr Tsourdalakis said that it was an honour for the council to be able to take part in this important event, and said that Anders Lassen played an important role in the fight to liberate Greece from Axis occupation.Mr Mavroudis acknowledged that this was an important day for the Thessaloniki Association and all Hellenes in Melbourne. He added that there was no better way to celebrate Melbourne’s sister city relationship with Thessaloniki than by coming together at the Danish Consulate in Melbourne to honour Anders and the liberation of Thessaloniki.In accepting the memorial plaque, Mr Nørring said that he was a personal friend of Thomas Harder, the author of a major Danish biography of Anders. He echoed the words of Mr Alatsas that the world that Anders’ gave his life for was one of tolerance and diversity, one that we in Australia, Denmark, and Greece are able to enjoy. He congratulated the local Hellenic community in taking this important step to create a permanent marker honouring Anders and his role in liberating Thessaloniki in 1944.Mr Ravnholt said that the plaque would be displayed at Denmark House and hoped there would be further collaborations between the Greek and Danish communities in Australia. He looked forward to attending the coming annual Thessaloniki-Melbourne sister city celebrations to be held at Federation Square later this month.* Jim Claven is a trained historian and freelance writer. The most recent biography of Anders has been written by Danish historian Thomas Harder in Danish. Jim and Thomas are keen to hear from anyone in the community with personal experience or family memories of Anders Lassen and his role in the liberation of Greece. Contact Jim by email at jimclaven@yahoo.com.au.last_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram This week saw Melbourne’s Greek community join with local Danes to commemorate the key role played by Major Anders Lassen in the liberation of Thessaloniki 73 years ago last month, in October 1944. This is the first time since 1944 that Hellenes in Melbourne – and possibly the world – have joined with Danes to celebrate and commemorate Anders Lassen.The event was held at Melbourne’s impressive Royal Danish Consulate General Denmark House, and was hosted by the Danish Honorary Consul-General in Melbourne, Jan Ravnholt who acted as master of ceremonies for the night. It was attended by over 100 people, including diplomatic, political, RSL and other community representatives. Also attending were Judith Gunnarson and Deb Stewart, both descendents of Sister Evelyn Hutt who served on Lemnos in 1915. Judith also spent a major part of her life in Scandinavia. The event blended Danish and Hellenic hospitality, with traditional Greek music from the Melbourniotes band welcoming attendees to the consulate.The highlight of the event was the attendance of Mr Tom Nørring, Danish Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Australia, and his wife Claudia, a native of Thessaloniki herself, who came to Melbourne especially for the event. Also in attendance was Maria Gidarakos, representing the Greek Consul-General in Melbourne.The event was organised by myself, Melbourne’s Thessaloniki Association ‘The White Tower’, and the Battle of Crete and Greece Commemorative Council, along with Melbourne’s Danish Consulate, both as part of the annual Melbourne-Thessaloniki Sister-City celebrations and the annual program of events commemorating the Battle of Crete and Greece in the Second World War.The story of Anders Lassen and his role in Greece and Thessaloniki is not so well known amongst Hellenes or Australians. This commemoration was held to increase awareness of this important part of Hellenic history.Major Anders Lassen was 24 years old when he led the liberation of Thessaloniki in October 1944. Originally tasked to observe the German situation in the city, Anders decided to engage the German occupiers and force their surrender or expulsion before they completed their planned destruction of the city’s infrastructure. On 29 October Anders led his 40-man special forces team, including Lieutenant Mavrikis and members of the Greek Sacred Squadron, along with members of the local ELAS resistance, in an assault on the German occupation of the city. After much fighting, the remaining Germans abandoned the city the next morning. Thessaloniki was free.Anders LassenAnders also took an active part in the Allied raiding parties which harassed the Axis occupation of many Aegean Islands throughout 1942 and 1943. He led successful raids on Crete, Symi, and Santorini to name a few. On Crete he was guided to his targets and hidden during his escape by the local resistance. His bravery under fire saw the Cretans name him Spiro.His loyalty to his men was legend. But this also extended to those who bravely helped them. After the capture of Samos in 1943, Anders organised the evacuation of many local civilians to safety as the Germans returned to occupy the island. He left notes for the Germans,threatening them with retribution if they carried out reprisals against the local population. And he famously returned to Symi to avenge the murder by the Italian garrison of a local priest and his son who had helped the Allies.Noted for his bravery, Anders was a striking figure. Tall, blond and blue-eyed, he always impressed his fellow soldiers with his fitness and leadership skills. He appears to have had a magnetic personality, one of his commanders wrote that he was “irresistible” and “exuding Viking charm.” When in charge of any operation he always led by example. Since the occupation of Denmark by the Germans in 1940, Anders had been eager to engage the enemy personally. He often seemed to act without fear, some considered that he was chasing death. One comrade said that serving with Anders was like serving with Achilles! Prior to his service in Greece, Anders took part in raids on West Africa and the Channel Islands. After Greece he served in northern Italy, where he was killed leading his men against a German position, the defenders shot Anders after they’d sought surrender. He was 24 years old.His personal qualities saw him promoted in the field from private to major in just five years. He was awarded three Military Crosses as well as numerous other medals – including the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry awaarded in the Commonwealth. Sadly this was earned posthumously. Anders has the distinction of being the only Special Air Service soldier and the only non-Commonwealth soldier to have been awarded the Victoria Cross in WWII.At the commemoration Ross Alatsas, deputy chair of the Victorian Multicultural Commission, spoke of Anders as defender of all we hold dear: a society that welcomes diversity, and of his own personal connection to Anders through their common Greek name Spiros. Bill Papastergiadis, Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria president welcomed this collaboration between the two communities. Iakovos Garivaldis’, OAM, vice-president of the Thessaloniki Association ‘The White Tower’ address met with a warm response as it was in the form of a direct thank you addressed to Anders himself.Anders Lassen memorial, Copenhagen, Denmark.The highlight of the event was the presentation to the Danish Consulate of a memorial plaque dedicated to Anders Lassen and the liberation of Thessaloniki by Paul Mavroudis, OAM ‘The White Tower’ president and Tony Tsourdoulakis, secretary of the Battle of Crete and Greece Commemorative Council. Mr Tsourdalakis said that it was an honour for the council to be able to take part in this important event, and said that Anders Lassen played an important role in the fight to liberate Greece from Axis occupation.Mr Mavroudis acknowledged that this was an important day for the Thessaloniki Association and all Hellenes in Melbourne. He added that there was no better way to celebrate Melbourne’s sister city relationship with Thessaloniki than by coming together at the Danish Consulate in Melbourne to honour Anders and the liberation of Thessaloniki.In accepting the memorial plaque, Mr Nørring said that he was a personal friend of Thomas Harder, the author of a major Danish biography of Anders. He echoed the words of Mr Alatsas that the world that Anders’ gave his life for was one of tolerance and diversity, one that we in Australia, Denmark, and Greece are able to enjoy. He congratulated the local Hellenic community in taking this important step to create a permanent marker honouring Anders and his role in liberating Thessaloniki in 1944.Mr Ravnholt said that the plaque would be displayed at Denmark House and hoped there would be further collaborations between the Greek and Danish communities in Australia. He looked forward to attending the coming annual Thessaloniki-Melbourne sister city celebrations to be held at Federation Square later this month.* Jim Claven is a trained historian and freelance writer. The most recent biography of Anders has been written by Danish historian Thomas Harder in Danish. Jim and Thomas are keen to hear from anyone in the community with personal experience or family memories of Anders Lassen and his role in the liberation of Greece. Contact Jim by email at jimclaven@yahoo.com.au.last_img read more

Anonymous piraté par un cheval de Troie

first_imgAnonymous, piraté par un cheval de Troie ?Anonymous aurait vécu l’histoire de “l’arroseur arrosé”. Le collectif de pirates a en effet subi une intrusion via un cheval de Troie lors de ses actions contre la fermeture de Megaupload.La société spécialisée dans les solutions anti-virus Symantec est catégorique: des soutiens au collectif Anonymous, l’organisation luttant contre les atteintes à la liberté sur Internet, se sont faits piratés récemment lors de leurs actions de déni de service de sites web au moment de la fermeture du site Megaupload, indique Génération NT.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les membres d’Anonymous auraient sans le vouloir téléchargé un cheval de Troie, qui s’est ensuite répandu dans leur propre système de blocage de sites Internet, un outil appelé Slowloris. Ce virus s’appelle Zeus et est bien connu des experts en sécurité sur le web. Ce programme a pour but initial de cibler les données bancaires de la machine infectée et de les envoyer par la suite à l’auteur de la fraude de manière transparente pour l’utilisateur.Toujours est-il que les Anonymous, via leur fil Twitter, démentent formellement ces informations, ajoutant que le message de Symantec est “au minimum, faux et diffamatoire”. Ils se défendent d’avoir fait circulé un programme malveillant, chose contraire à leurs principes. Les Anonymous ont un passé compliqué avec Symantec puisque l’un de sympathisants avait dérobé il y a quelques années un bout de code source provenant de leur logiciels de protection Norton.Le 5 mars 2012 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgAnonymous, piraté par un cheval de Troie ?Anonymous aurait vécu l’histoire de “l’arroseur arrosé”. Le collectif de pirates a en effet subi une intrusion via un cheval de Troie lors de ses actions contre la fermeture de Megaupload.La société spécialisée dans les solutions anti-virus Symantec est catégorique: des soutiens au collectif Anonymous, l’organisation luttant contre les atteintes à la liberté sur Internet, se sont faits piratés récemment lors de leurs actions de déni de service de sites web au moment de la fermeture du site Megaupload, indique Génération NT.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les membres d’Anonymous auraient sans le vouloir téléchargé un cheval de Troie, qui s’est ensuite répandu dans leur propre système de blocage de sites Internet, un outil appelé Slowloris. Ce virus s’appelle Zeus et est bien connu des experts en sécurité sur le web. Ce programme a pour but initial de cibler les données bancaires de la machine infectée et de les envoyer par la suite à l’auteur de la fraude de manière transparente pour l’utilisateur.Toujours est-il que les Anonymous, via leur fil Twitter, démentent formellement ces informations, ajoutant que le message de Symantec est “au minimum, faux et diffamatoire”. Ils se défendent d’avoir fait circulé un programme malveillant, chose contraire à leurs principes. Les Anonymous ont un passé compliqué avec Symantec puisque l’un de sympathisants avait dérobé il y a quelques années un bout de code source provenant de leur logiciels de protection Norton.Le 5 mars 2012 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

NASA Announces BillionDollar Mission Finalists

first_img NASA has been mulling over the latest additions to its mission lineup for quite some time. And there’s a lot on the line this time around — $1 billion in grants and funding, to be precise. The organization has been looking for mission plans that would have a high scientific value and be solid stepping stones for human space exploration moving forward. The two final two bids — a robe to Saturn’s moon, Titan, and another for a comet — were selected just last week.The original field of candidates included a total of 12 project proposals and included destinations from around the system. But, funding is limited, so the painstaking process of narrowing down the ones that would be the most viable and constructive on the agency’s limited budget was a challenge.Dragonfly, one of the two remaining plans, proposes a quadcopter that would be able to cover to land and surveil one of several sites on Titan. Then, it will lift off and continue gathering data as it traverses the moon. The other proposal is for a project dubbed CAESAR. Its purpose is more straightforward — grab a piece of a comet nucleus and return it safely to earth.“I selected these mission concepts based on their outstanding and visionary science,” associate administrator of NASA Thomas Zurbuchen said in a statement.Indeed, both missions have a lot of potential. Titan, for instance, has been identified as among the best spots to search for life in our solar system, especially after a string of recent discoveries thanks to Cassini and other research that’s been done on the moon.Because Titan has a relatively thick atmosphere, too, flying machines might allow for a great breadth of study. Rovers only tend to cover a few hundred or possibly thousand meters during their missions. A quadcopter has a lot more flexibility in selecting its destination — but there’s also a lot more that could go wrong. And that’s especially true when you’re dealing with a communications delay. To counter this, Dragonfly is meant to be at least somewhat autonomous.“Titan is a benign environment. There isn’t a life-limiting aspect of the environment, in that sense which is nice ,” Elizabeth Turtle, Dragonfly’s lead told the Telegraph. “Dragonfly is designed to go back, build on what we’ve learned and answer the fundamental unknowns that remain about Titan.”The fact that it could gather samples from sites that are hundreds of miles apart is also exciting, not to mention that the moon has liquid oceans filled with organic molecules that could form the essential building blocks of life.CAESAR’s tack is a bit different, however. And it seeks to probe how our solar system formed. Comets are uniquely perfect for this as they contain lots of material that has been largely unaltered since the formation of the solar system. To that end, they’re like mobile frozen time capsules.Both projects have until January 2019 to continue preliminary investigation and planning. A decision will be made about which project to fund later that year, with a launch expected sometime around 2025.“This is a giant leap forward in developing our next bold mission of science discovery,” Zurbuchen said. “These are tantalizing investigations that seek to answer some of the biggest questions in our solar system today. We fly only about two of these missions per decade.” Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor last_img read more

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first_img NASA has been mulling over the latest additions to its mission lineup for quite some time. And there’s a lot on the line this time around — $1 billion in grants and funding, to be precise. The organization has been looking for mission plans that would have a high scientific value and be solid stepping stones for human space exploration moving forward. The two final two bids — a robe to Saturn’s moon, Titan, and another for a comet — were selected just last week.The original field of candidates included a total of 12 project proposals and included destinations from around the system. But, funding is limited, so the painstaking process of narrowing down the ones that would be the most viable and constructive on the agency’s limited budget was a challenge.Dragonfly, one of the two remaining plans, proposes a quadcopter that would be able to cover to land and surveil one of several sites on Titan. Then, it will lift off and continue gathering data as it traverses the moon. The other proposal is for a project dubbed CAESAR. Its purpose is more straightforward — grab a piece of a comet nucleus and return it safely to earth.“I selected these mission concepts based on their outstanding and visionary science,” associate administrator of NASA Thomas Zurbuchen said in a statement.Indeed, both missions have a lot of potential. Titan, for instance, has been identified as among the best spots to search for life in our solar system, especially after a string of recent discoveries thanks to Cassini and other research that’s been done on the moon.Because Titan has a relatively thick atmosphere, too, flying machines might allow for a great breadth of study. Rovers only tend to cover a few hundred or possibly thousand meters during their missions. A quadcopter has a lot more flexibility in selecting its destination — but there’s also a lot more that could go wrong. And that’s especially true when you’re dealing with a communications delay. To counter this, Dragonfly is meant to be at least somewhat autonomous.“Titan is a benign environment. There isn’t a life-limiting aspect of the environment, in that sense which is nice ,” Elizabeth Turtle, Dragonfly’s lead told the Telegraph. “Dragonfly is designed to go back, build on what we’ve learned and answer the fundamental unknowns that remain about Titan.”The fact that it could gather samples from sites that are hundreds of miles apart is also exciting, not to mention that the moon has liquid oceans filled with organic molecules that could form the essential building blocks of life.CAESAR’s tack is a bit different, however. And it seeks to probe how our solar system formed. Comets are uniquely perfect for this as they contain lots of material that has been largely unaltered since the formation of the solar system. To that end, they’re like mobile frozen time capsules.Both projects have until January 2019 to continue preliminary investigation and planning. A decision will be made about which project to fund later that year, with a launch expected sometime around 2025.“This is a giant leap forward in developing our next bold mission of science discovery,” Zurbuchen said. “These are tantalizing investigations that seek to answer some of the biggest questions in our solar system today. We fly only about two of these missions per decade.” Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor last_img read more

This digital converter sounds so good it might convert LPloving audiophiles

first_imgThe Denafrips Ares digital converter Pacula I love analog audio, but I’ve never complained that digital audio sounded unpleasant or bright, just a little boring, and it doesn’t pull me in like a decent turntable. Music on LP connects better, and to my delight that’s what’s happened with the Denafrips Ares digital converter. Digital sounded a few steps closer to vinyl, and if that translates as more “analog-like,” so be it. With the Ares I heard everything deep down into the mix, like never before. The Ares is competitively priced at $680, £550 and AU$980 but what makes it unusual is that it uses a bank of resistors to perform the digital-to-analog conversion.The sound is big, but Ares is nice and compact, just 2.4 by 8.4 by 9.9 inches (45 by 215 by 230 mm). The front panel has a large Standby button, then a row of much smaller digital input selector buttons for USB, coaxial and optical digital inputs, plus Phase and Mute buttons. A series of incredibly tiny and not-at-all-bright red LEDs indicate the selected source, the sample rate and whether the converter is playing DSD files. No remote is included. Judged from the outside it’s a smartly designed, but no-frills basic black component, but I popped the cover and took a gander at what the Denafrips engineers crafted. The Ares doesn’t use an off-the-shelf digital converter chip like most converters do. The Ares innards instead house a Denafrips designed discrete, high-precision resistor ladder (R-2R) digital converter. I’ve never before seen one like that in a less than $2,000 converter. Ares decodes high-resolution PCM files up to 24 bit/384 kHz sampling rates, and up to 11.288MHz (4X) DSD native files. The internal power supply boasts a large custom-wound toroidal transformer and a bank of 72 small capacitors. denafrips-aresInside the Denafrips Ares digital converter  Denafrips The rear end has a USB, two coaxial RCA and two optical digital input jacks; and stereo RCA and XLR analog output jacks. The bottom panel has four rubber-tipped conical feet, and a slide switch to select 115- or 230-volt operation. Build quality feels robust, and the warranty runs three years. Listening to the AresThe Ares sound wasn’t anything like any other digital converter I’ve tried at home; it had more body and dimensionality, and the sound broke free of my Klipsch Forte III speakers. The music had more guts and power, sounding a lot more like LPs, or to put it another way, the sound of live music.To put the Ares in context I brought out a Schiit Bifrost Multibit converter ($599), which sounded brighter and crisper, but more uptight, and dimensionally flatter than the Ares. With the Ares the sound opened up, it was effortless, the Ares let the music come through with greater ease. It was a bigger sound, with more soundstage depth, and low level, quieter, more subtle detailing was enhanced. This kind of resolution was unprecedented for the money. Next, I brought out a Border Patrol SE tube digital converter ($1,350, £1,046 and AU$1,804). I love it for its sweet sound and soundstage depth, but the Ares’ purity and superior clarity was in another league. The music popped into focus, as if veils had been lifted. The Border Patrol SE sound was gorgeous, but it sounded a tad sluggish after I spent some time with the Ares. Though I try to avoid using the term “musical” to describe the sound of components, that’s exactly what made the Ares special. There was a live quality to the sound, more bounce to the rhythms, more visceral impact in the bass. I was shaken by this little converter, the entry-level model from Denafrips. I hope to get my hands on one of its higher-end models in the coming months. Vinshine Audio is the global distributor for Denafrips; all products are direct shipped from Guangzhou, China, to each customer. The Ares current price is $680 in the US, £550 in the UK and AU$980 in Australia. Share your voice Comments The Audiophiliac Audio Home Entertainment 6 Tagslast_img read more

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first_imgThe Denafrips Ares digital converter Pacula I love analog audio, but I’ve never complained that digital audio sounded unpleasant or bright, just a little boring, and it doesn’t pull me in like a decent turntable. Music on LP connects better, and to my delight that’s what’s happened with the Denafrips Ares digital converter. Digital sounded a few steps closer to vinyl, and if that translates as more “analog-like,” so be it. With the Ares I heard everything deep down into the mix, like never before. The Ares is competitively priced at $680, £550 and AU$980 but what makes it unusual is that it uses a bank of resistors to perform the digital-to-analog conversion.The sound is big, but Ares is nice and compact, just 2.4 by 8.4 by 9.9 inches (45 by 215 by 230 mm). The front panel has a large Standby button, then a row of much smaller digital input selector buttons for USB, coaxial and optical digital inputs, plus Phase and Mute buttons. A series of incredibly tiny and not-at-all-bright red LEDs indicate the selected source, the sample rate and whether the converter is playing DSD files. No remote is included. Judged from the outside it’s a smartly designed, but no-frills basic black component, but I popped the cover and took a gander at what the Denafrips engineers crafted. The Ares doesn’t use an off-the-shelf digital converter chip like most converters do. The Ares innards instead house a Denafrips designed discrete, high-precision resistor ladder (R-2R) digital converter. I’ve never before seen one like that in a less than $2,000 converter. Ares decodes high-resolution PCM files up to 24 bit/384 kHz sampling rates, and up to 11.288MHz (4X) DSD native files. The internal power supply boasts a large custom-wound toroidal transformer and a bank of 72 small capacitors. denafrips-aresInside the Denafrips Ares digital converter  Denafrips The rear end has a USB, two coaxial RCA and two optical digital input jacks; and stereo RCA and XLR analog output jacks. The bottom panel has four rubber-tipped conical feet, and a slide switch to select 115- or 230-volt operation. Build quality feels robust, and the warranty runs three years. Listening to the AresThe Ares sound wasn’t anything like any other digital converter I’ve tried at home; it had more body and dimensionality, and the sound broke free of my Klipsch Forte III speakers. The music had more guts and power, sounding a lot more like LPs, or to put it another way, the sound of live music.To put the Ares in context I brought out a Schiit Bifrost Multibit converter ($599), which sounded brighter and crisper, but more uptight, and dimensionally flatter than the Ares. With the Ares the sound opened up, it was effortless, the Ares let the music come through with greater ease. It was a bigger sound, with more soundstage depth, and low level, quieter, more subtle detailing was enhanced. This kind of resolution was unprecedented for the money. Next, I brought out a Border Patrol SE tube digital converter ($1,350, £1,046 and AU$1,804). I love it for its sweet sound and soundstage depth, but the Ares’ purity and superior clarity was in another league. The music popped into focus, as if veils had been lifted. The Border Patrol SE sound was gorgeous, but it sounded a tad sluggish after I spent some time with the Ares. Though I try to avoid using the term “musical” to describe the sound of components, that’s exactly what made the Ares special. There was a live quality to the sound, more bounce to the rhythms, more visceral impact in the bass. I was shaken by this little converter, the entry-level model from Denafrips. I hope to get my hands on one of its higher-end models in the coming months. Vinshine Audio is the global distributor for Denafrips; all products are direct shipped from Guangzhou, China, to each customer. The Ares current price is $680 in the US, £550 in the UK and AU$980 in Australia. Share your voice Comments The Audiophiliac Audio Home Entertainment 6 Tagslast_img read more

Dangerous Intersections and Allegations of Sign Stealing The Good Bad and Ugly

first_img X Share 00:00 /14:44 Listen A lot can happen in a week, some of it good. Some of it bad. And some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, Houston Matters turns to a rotating panel of non-experts to break down The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of it all.This week, our panel weighs in on these stories:A study that showed many of Houston’s most dangerous intersections aren’t necessarily where you think they areAllegations of sign stealing against the AstrosOur panel of non-experts this week includes:Natalie Arceneaux, managing partner of C+A Global Group and co-host of the Dynamic Duo of Defiance podcastMarcus Davis, owner of The Breakfast Klub restaurant and host of Sunday Morning Live on Majic 102Evan Mintz, deputy opinion editor for the Houston Chronicle To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

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first_img X Share 00:00 /14:44 Listen A lot can happen in a week, some of it good. Some of it bad. And some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, Houston Matters turns to a rotating panel of non-experts to break down The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of it all.This week, our panel weighs in on these stories:A study that showed many of Houston’s most dangerous intersections aren’t necessarily where you think they areAllegations of sign stealing against the AstrosOur panel of non-experts this week includes:Natalie Arceneaux, managing partner of C+A Global Group and co-host of the Dynamic Duo of Defiance podcastMarcus Davis, owner of The Breakfast Klub restaurant and host of Sunday Morning Live on Majic 102Evan Mintz, deputy opinion editor for the Houston Chronicle To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Houston Flood Czar Stopping Development In 100Year Floodplain Not Going To Happen

first_imgAfter every big storm in Greater Houston, complaints about flooding seem to grow.Last month, Kingwood resident Aaron Fuller posted a Facebook video where he gave viewers a tour of a new development near his house.“The more they build back here in our backyard and tear down waterways, the more water we’re going to get, folks,” he said.The developers of that project said there’s no connection between the construction and the nearby homes that flooded for the first time.It’s just one example of new development that local authorities have allowed, despite a lot of discussion since Hurricane Harvey about how paving in Houston worsens flooding and despite recommendations from some experts.According to Texas A&M professor Sam Brody, there are valid reasons to question new pavement upstream of where you live. “I can’t tell you how many times I get an email or a phone call where somebody says, ‘Well, I’ve lived here for 30 years and I’ve never flooded before. Why am I flooding now? And I’m not in a floodplain,’” Brody said. “And every single time, there’s some kind of — we call it ‘land use change’ — some development that has occurred upstream.” Brody, who is the lead technical expert on Gov. Greg Abbott’s Commission to Rebuild Texas, said public officials should consider science and data — the maps and models — when they plan new development.“We just need to think more carefully about where we put that pavement,” Brody said. “I don’t think we need to stop growing, just grow smarter in more appropriate places.”However, just two weeks ago, Houston City Council approved a new municipal utility district in the 100-year floodplain. That means 620 acres of vacant land will be developed upstream of Addicks Dam, which protects the city from floodwater. In an interview with News 88.7, Houston’s flood czar, Steve Costello, said that for now the city has no plans to stop building in the 100-year floodplain. “I know people would like that to happen,” he said. “But that’s not going to happen.” Brody said other flood-prone areas around the world like the Netherlands are planning for 10,000-year storms. In Houston, officials are still allowing new construction in the path of a 100-year storm. “I’m often the butt of jokes in meetings all over the country,” Brody said.Shannon Harrison/Houston Public MediaThe Houston region continues to build in this part of the 100-year floodplain.‘Death By 1,000 Cuts’The problem, Brody said, isn’t one individual development.“It’s the accumulation of development in areas and in ways that are unsustainable that creates the problem and it’s something that happens over time,” he said. “It’s kind of this death by a thousand cuts approach to development and then we have unintended consequences down the line.”In an April report from the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium, researchers recommended that the city prohibit development in some flood-prone areas. “You don’t have to be an expert to actually understand that putting in a lot of pavement, especially further away from the city center, will create worsening of flooding, and that flooding will be felt by those downstream,” said Texas Southern University professor Earthea Nance, who co-wrote the report.“This is a general fact, that people who do the modeling, people who have looked at the ordinances, people that look at this in a general way, have all come to the same conclusion. That’s what the data show.” Still, Houston tends to add new pavement in vulnerable places. “It might seem like a no-brainer, if you just arrived and you’re like ‘Oh, of course, we shouldn’t be in the floodway,’ for example,” Nance said. “But once you know there’s a history of, under certain conditions, construction being allowed in the floodway, or in other hazardous areas, it’s harder to then stop it because it’s already there. So that would take an effort to change that rule – and we recommend that it should be changed.”Shannon Harrison/Houston Public MediaLand in the new municipal utility district.Property Rights IssueWhen the municipal utility district vote came up two weeks ago, five of the 16 Houston city council members voted against the proposal, which surprised Nance. “In the past, it would just be, ‘Well, no one understands the relationship between paving and the location of the paving and the situation with the flooding.’ And now some people do,” Nance said. “So it’s good that it got debate.” Council Member Brenda Stardig is one of the five who voted against letting the development move forward. She said flooding experts have warned her about the downstream effects of adding more development west of Addicks Dam.“I would hope that no one would carry anything forward if they thought it was a serious issue, a negative impact to our drainage, that they would put it on the agenda,” Stardig said. “But you know, I have to look back in history when you’ve got people that signed off on development in the pool of the two large dams.” Before council took the vote, Houston’s chief recovery officer Costello defended the project.“So this is a project where it is in the floodplain, but because of all the drainage-related improvements they’re doing within the project itself, they’re removing all of the project out of the floodplain,” Costello said.Stardig remained unconvinced. “I think there’s more involved than the straight up dynamics of that particular location,” she said later. “There’s a broader picture.”Costello told News 88.7 that the city can influence development like this by holding back approval, but to the best of his knowledge, city council has never voted against a municipal utility district. “This is a property rights issue,” Costello said. “As long as they meet federal standards, as long as they meet government standards, then they have the right to develop.”Shannon Harrison/Houston Public MediaCity Council voted to approve the municipal utility district.More Comprehensive Flood MapsWhether or not the city of Houston makes changes, the floodplain itself is changing. Nance said one of the key takeaways from her Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium report was the need for more accurate information. She said existing floodplain maps don’t take into account all of the reasons why Houston homes flood. In order to do that, Houston would need a comprehensive flood risk map. “The flood risk map would show the actual risk at any point on the map,” Nance said. “So that means the artificial idea there’s just this line and you’re inside or outside – that would be gone. It also would show the risk under any scenario of flooding. Instead of only showing flooding when the water leaves the banks of the bayou, it would show flooding when you get a lot of rainfall, flooding or ponding when you have a drainage problem in your neighborhood.”Nance said states like California, North Carolina and Florida already use these kinds of comprehensive maps. “They have maps where you can go in, enter your address, and you can find out not only what your risk is now but what your risk will be based on certain urban development that might happen,” she said. “So that’s what we don’t have.” Macie Kelly/Houston Public MediaHomes under construction in the floodplain. Listen Xcenter_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /03:54last_img read more

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first_imgAfter every big storm in Greater Houston, complaints about flooding seem to grow.Last month, Kingwood resident Aaron Fuller posted a Facebook video where he gave viewers a tour of a new development near his house.“The more they build back here in our backyard and tear down waterways, the more water we’re going to get, folks,” he said.The developers of that project said there’s no connection between the construction and the nearby homes that flooded for the first time.It’s just one example of new development that local authorities have allowed, despite a lot of discussion since Hurricane Harvey about how paving in Houston worsens flooding and despite recommendations from some experts.According to Texas A&M professor Sam Brody, there are valid reasons to question new pavement upstream of where you live. “I can’t tell you how many times I get an email or a phone call where somebody says, ‘Well, I’ve lived here for 30 years and I’ve never flooded before. Why am I flooding now? And I’m not in a floodplain,’” Brody said. “And every single time, there’s some kind of — we call it ‘land use change’ — some development that has occurred upstream.” Brody, who is the lead technical expert on Gov. Greg Abbott’s Commission to Rebuild Texas, said public officials should consider science and data — the maps and models — when they plan new development.“We just need to think more carefully about where we put that pavement,” Brody said. “I don’t think we need to stop growing, just grow smarter in more appropriate places.”However, just two weeks ago, Houston City Council approved a new municipal utility district in the 100-year floodplain. That means 620 acres of vacant land will be developed upstream of Addicks Dam, which protects the city from floodwater. In an interview with News 88.7, Houston’s flood czar, Steve Costello, said that for now the city has no plans to stop building in the 100-year floodplain. “I know people would like that to happen,” he said. “But that’s not going to happen.” Brody said other flood-prone areas around the world like the Netherlands are planning for 10,000-year storms. In Houston, officials are still allowing new construction in the path of a 100-year storm. “I’m often the butt of jokes in meetings all over the country,” Brody said.Shannon Harrison/Houston Public MediaThe Houston region continues to build in this part of the 100-year floodplain.‘Death By 1,000 Cuts’The problem, Brody said, isn’t one individual development.“It’s the accumulation of development in areas and in ways that are unsustainable that creates the problem and it’s something that happens over time,” he said. “It’s kind of this death by a thousand cuts approach to development and then we have unintended consequences down the line.”In an April report from the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium, researchers recommended that the city prohibit development in some flood-prone areas. “You don’t have to be an expert to actually understand that putting in a lot of pavement, especially further away from the city center, will create worsening of flooding, and that flooding will be felt by those downstream,” said Texas Southern University professor Earthea Nance, who co-wrote the report.“This is a general fact, that people who do the modeling, people who have looked at the ordinances, people that look at this in a general way, have all come to the same conclusion. That’s what the data show.” Still, Houston tends to add new pavement in vulnerable places. “It might seem like a no-brainer, if you just arrived and you’re like ‘Oh, of course, we shouldn’t be in the floodway,’ for example,” Nance said. “But once you know there’s a history of, under certain conditions, construction being allowed in the floodway, or in other hazardous areas, it’s harder to then stop it because it’s already there. So that would take an effort to change that rule – and we recommend that it should be changed.”Shannon Harrison/Houston Public MediaLand in the new municipal utility district.Property Rights IssueWhen the municipal utility district vote came up two weeks ago, five of the 16 Houston city council members voted against the proposal, which surprised Nance. “In the past, it would just be, ‘Well, no one understands the relationship between paving and the location of the paving and the situation with the flooding.’ And now some people do,” Nance said. “So it’s good that it got debate.” Council Member Brenda Stardig is one of the five who voted against letting the development move forward. She said flooding experts have warned her about the downstream effects of adding more development west of Addicks Dam.“I would hope that no one would carry anything forward if they thought it was a serious issue, a negative impact to our drainage, that they would put it on the agenda,” Stardig said. “But you know, I have to look back in history when you’ve got people that signed off on development in the pool of the two large dams.” Before council took the vote, Houston’s chief recovery officer Costello defended the project.“So this is a project where it is in the floodplain, but because of all the drainage-related improvements they’re doing within the project itself, they’re removing all of the project out of the floodplain,” Costello said.Stardig remained unconvinced. “I think there’s more involved than the straight up dynamics of that particular location,” she said later. “There’s a broader picture.”Costello told News 88.7 that the city can influence development like this by holding back approval, but to the best of his knowledge, city council has never voted against a municipal utility district. “This is a property rights issue,” Costello said. “As long as they meet federal standards, as long as they meet government standards, then they have the right to develop.”Shannon Harrison/Houston Public MediaCity Council voted to approve the municipal utility district.More Comprehensive Flood MapsWhether or not the city of Houston makes changes, the floodplain itself is changing. Nance said one of the key takeaways from her Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium report was the need for more accurate information. She said existing floodplain maps don’t take into account all of the reasons why Houston homes flood. In order to do that, Houston would need a comprehensive flood risk map. “The flood risk map would show the actual risk at any point on the map,” Nance said. “So that means the artificial idea there’s just this line and you’re inside or outside – that would be gone. It also would show the risk under any scenario of flooding. Instead of only showing flooding when the water leaves the banks of the bayou, it would show flooding when you get a lot of rainfall, flooding or ponding when you have a drainage problem in your neighborhood.”Nance said states like California, North Carolina and Florida already use these kinds of comprehensive maps. “They have maps where you can go in, enter your address, and you can find out not only what your risk is now but what your risk will be based on certain urban development that might happen,” she said. “So that’s what we don’t have.” Macie Kelly/Houston Public MediaHomes under construction in the floodplain. Listen Xcenter_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /03:54last_img read more

Jimmy G needs to be better than TMZ porn star dates

first_imgAlso:– Tiger still carries golf– Markelle Fultz is the Loch Ness Monster of the NBAGuests:Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio on the latest LeBron mural defacement, and why Kobe fans need to get on board.Enes Kanter – Knicks Center is in-studio to push back on Colin’s criticism of the Knicks and Westbrook; and why he thinks the Lakers roster has too much personality.   Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL analyst is in-studio on Jimmy G’s porn star date; and if Aaron Rodgers needs another title to move into the elite all-time QB category. Angry Kobe fans are the ultimate compliment to LeBronAngry Kobe fans vandalized an artist’s second attempt at a mural to commemorate LeBron James joining the Lakers. Ruining the second mural seems extra petty because it respectfully included James among a host of Laker legends, including Bryant, but it was still too much for Mamba fans to take.Even though trashing murals is juvenile and dumb, Kobe fans’ insecurity over LeBron is the ultimate compliment and only proves his relevance and importance. They wouldn’t be mad if he didn’t matter. Jimmy G needs to be better than TMZ porn star datesSocial media was in a collective shock last week when Niners franchise QB Jimmy Garoppolo was spotted by TMZ out on a date with a porn star. Colin thinks it’s a bad look for Jimmy G, who is supposed to be the face of the franchise for San Francisco.Colin often says judgment is a key attribute for NFL QB’s, and Jimmy G’s porn star date showed lack of it. He needs to be better.last_img read more

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first_imgAlso:– Tiger still carries golf– Markelle Fultz is the Loch Ness Monster of the NBAGuests:Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio on the latest LeBron mural defacement, and why Kobe fans need to get on board.Enes Kanter – Knicks Center is in-studio to push back on Colin’s criticism of the Knicks and Westbrook; and why he thinks the Lakers roster has too much personality.   Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL analyst is in-studio on Jimmy G’s porn star date; and if Aaron Rodgers needs another title to move into the elite all-time QB category. Angry Kobe fans are the ultimate compliment to LeBronAngry Kobe fans vandalized an artist’s second attempt at a mural to commemorate LeBron James joining the Lakers. Ruining the second mural seems extra petty because it respectfully included James among a host of Laker legends, including Bryant, but it was still too much for Mamba fans to take.Even though trashing murals is juvenile and dumb, Kobe fans’ insecurity over LeBron is the ultimate compliment and only proves his relevance and importance. They wouldn’t be mad if he didn’t matter. Jimmy G needs to be better than TMZ porn star datesSocial media was in a collective shock last week when Niners franchise QB Jimmy Garoppolo was spotted by TMZ out on a date with a porn star. Colin thinks it’s a bad look for Jimmy G, who is supposed to be the face of the franchise for San Francisco.Colin often says judgment is a key attribute for NFL QB’s, and Jimmy G’s porn star date showed lack of it. He needs to be better.last_img read more

Spencer Travel Agency Wins at NTIA 2010

first_imgGlitzy and glamorous gowns were not all that shined at this year’s AFTA National TravelIndustry Awards, as leading Local Sydney travel agency, Spencer Travel dazzled the crowd, winning theBest Travel Agency Corporate – Single Store Award. Penny Spencer, founder of the highly-awarded agency, celebrated the landmark win with her team atSydney’s Westin Hotel on Saturday night – thrilled about the award and attributes the success of theagency to her dedicated, loyal and most importantly, happy staff. “Happy staff means happy clients! And I cannot express how great it is to win this award, not just forSpencer Travel, but for our consultants”, Ms Spencer said. “All of our staff should be so proud that theyare part of an award winning agency – and they are the reason why we won this award.” “The National Travel Industry Awards reminds us how important it is to encourage and support not onlythe travel industry itself, but also each other,” said Ms Spencer. “In order for the travel industry to remainstrong, we must ensure we are constantly bringing in new people and retaining the best staff.” Spencer Travel, located in Surry Hills Sydney, has grown significantly over the years and many of theconsultants have worked at the location for more than five years, some up to ten years. Penny Spencerattributes the ongoing recognition of Spencer Travel to the agency’s continuing celebration of theimportance of commitment, professionalism and knowledge. “We place a great deal of value on attracting and retaining the best in the business and that commitmentpays off time and time again not only in terms of satisfied clients but also in terms of industry and externalrecognition,” Ms Spencer said. “This award is yet another endorsement of the benefit on focusing ongetting that right day and day out.” “I would also like to thank Travelscene American Express and all of our suppliers, of whom we could notdo the job without them,” Ms Spencer said. “The trick to success is surrounding myself and my companywith the experts such as these, so we can all draw specific skills to do the best job possible.” <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/27b79/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = Spencer Travellast_img read more

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first_imgGlitzy and glamorous gowns were not all that shined at this year’s AFTA National TravelIndustry Awards, as leading Local Sydney travel agency, Spencer Travel dazzled the crowd, winning theBest Travel Agency Corporate – Single Store Award. Penny Spencer, founder of the highly-awarded agency, celebrated the landmark win with her team atSydney’s Westin Hotel on Saturday night – thrilled about the award and attributes the success of theagency to her dedicated, loyal and most importantly, happy staff. “Happy staff means happy clients! And I cannot express how great it is to win this award, not just forSpencer Travel, but for our consultants”, Ms Spencer said. “All of our staff should be so proud that theyare part of an award winning agency – and they are the reason why we won this award.” “The National Travel Industry Awards reminds us how important it is to encourage and support not onlythe travel industry itself, but also each other,” said Ms Spencer. “In order for the travel industry to remainstrong, we must ensure we are constantly bringing in new people and retaining the best staff.” Spencer Travel, located in Surry Hills Sydney, has grown significantly over the years and many of theconsultants have worked at the location for more than five years, some up to ten years. Penny Spencerattributes the ongoing recognition of Spencer Travel to the agency’s continuing celebration of theimportance of commitment, professionalism and knowledge. “We place a great deal of value on attracting and retaining the best in the business and that commitmentpays off time and time again not only in terms of satisfied clients but also in terms of industry and externalrecognition,” Ms Spencer said. “This award is yet another endorsement of the benefit on focusing ongetting that right day and day out.” “I would also like to thank Travelscene American Express and all of our suppliers, of whom we could notdo the job without them,” Ms Spencer said. “The trick to success is surrounding myself and my companywith the experts such as these, so we can all draw specific skills to do the best job possible.” <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/27b79/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = Spencer Travellast_img read more

Turkey Tourism conducts Destination Turkey workshop

first_imgThe Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, in collaboration with the Tourism Association of Turkish Travel Agents and Turkish Hoteliers Federation, concluded the Delhi chapter of their road show ‘Destination Turkey Workshop’ recently in New Delhi. The show housed leading travel agents and hoteliers of Turkey besides the Turkish Airlines. Apart from enriching B2B desk interactions with the participants, the visitors were also greeted with a welcome address by Ozgur Ayturk, Culture and Tourism Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy in India. Following this were addresses by Ozer Guer, General Manager, Turkish Airlines and Dr Burak Akchapar, the Turkish Ambassador to the country.In its contribution to promote Turkey as an attractive tourist destination, an increase in the number of flights was announced by the airlines, one that has a record of flying to more countries than any other in the industry. The Ambassador however expressed his discontent over the unsatisfactory 20% growth in tourism with only 8.86% rise in outgoing Indian tourists to Turkey, a statistics undoubtedly inadequate with respect to the tourism potential of the country. What he advocated was a ‘joint vision’ of tourism between the countries to reach out to a wider population, facilitating efforts organised around greater exhibition of what each has to offer the other, while emphasising the government’s pressing responsibility in it.The cynosure of the show was a visual presentation by Gulbark Ashypar, representing Tourism Association of Turkish Travel Agents. The detailed presentation narrated an overall picture of the ‘home of unique nature and culture’ and its historical and religious prestige, highlighting its 15 world heritage sites, recognised by UNESCO. It also focused on the diverse cuisine and entertainment available, provisions for world class hotel and transportation service and the popular tourist sites while drawing attention to the emerging trends of adventure tourism, faith tourism and the country as a trending wedding destination.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, in collaboration with the Tourism Association of Turkish Travel Agents and Turkish Hoteliers Federation, concluded the Delhi chapter of their road show ‘Destination Turkey Workshop’ recently in New Delhi. The show housed leading travel agents and hoteliers of Turkey besides the Turkish Airlines. Apart from enriching B2B desk interactions with the participants, the visitors were also greeted with a welcome address by Ozgur Ayturk, Culture and Tourism Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy in India. Following this were addresses by Ozer Guer, General Manager, Turkish Airlines and Dr Burak Akchapar, the Turkish Ambassador to the country.In its contribution to promote Turkey as an attractive tourist destination, an increase in the number of flights was announced by the airlines, one that has a record of flying to more countries than any other in the industry. The Ambassador however expressed his discontent over the unsatisfactory 20% growth in tourism with only 8.86% rise in outgoing Indian tourists to Turkey, a statistics undoubtedly inadequate with respect to the tourism potential of the country. What he advocated was a ‘joint vision’ of tourism between the countries to reach out to a wider population, facilitating efforts organised around greater exhibition of what each has to offer the other, while emphasising the government’s pressing responsibility in it.The cynosure of the show was a visual presentation by Gulbark Ashypar, representing Tourism Association of Turkish Travel Agents. The detailed presentation narrated an overall picture of the ‘home of unique nature and culture’ and its historical and religious prestige, highlighting its 15 world heritage sites, recognised by UNESCO. It also focused on the diverse cuisine and entertainment available, provisions for world class hotel and transportation service and the popular tourist sites while drawing attention to the emerging trends of adventure tourism, faith tourism and the country as a trending wedding destination.last_img read more

Increasing Rates Topple Mortgage Applications

first_img January 30, 2013 417 Views Mortgage applications declined for the week ending January 25, according to application data from the “”Mortgage Bankers Association’s””:http://www.mortgagebankers.org/default.htm (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.[IMAGE]The survey’s Market Composite Index, a measure of application volume, decreased 8.1 percent week-over-week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the association reported. [COLUMN_BREAK]The results include an adjustment for the Martin Luther King holiday.On an unadjusted basis, the composite index was down 17 percent from the previous week.After reaching a two and a half year high “”last week””:https://themreport.com/articles/mba-purchase-applications-reach-highest-level-since-2010-2013-01-23, purchase applications also dipped. According to the MBA, the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 2 percent from its previous high. The unadjusted index fell 6 percent, though it still came in 2 percent above the same week in 2012.The Refinance Index also saw a decline, falling 10 percent week to week. The refinance share of mortgage activity decreased to 79 percent of total applications from 82 percent previously.Meanwhile, the average interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.67 percent last week, up from 3.62 percent in the last survey. The rate has increased for six of the last seven weeks, the MBA reported. Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Fixed-Rate Mortgage Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Rates Purchase Loans Refinance Service Providers 2013-01-30 Tory Barringer in Data, Originationcenter_img application,Increasing Rates Topple Mortgage Applications Sharelast_img read more

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first_img January 30, 2013 417 Views Mortgage applications declined for the week ending January 25, according to application data from the “”Mortgage Bankers Association’s””:http://www.mortgagebankers.org/default.htm (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.[IMAGE]The survey’s Market Composite Index, a measure of application volume, decreased 8.1 percent week-over-week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the association reported. [COLUMN_BREAK]The results include an adjustment for the Martin Luther King holiday.On an unadjusted basis, the composite index was down 17 percent from the previous week.After reaching a two and a half year high “”last week””:https://themreport.com/articles/mba-purchase-applications-reach-highest-level-since-2010-2013-01-23, purchase applications also dipped. According to the MBA, the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 2 percent from its previous high. The unadjusted index fell 6 percent, though it still came in 2 percent above the same week in 2012.The Refinance Index also saw a decline, falling 10 percent week to week. The refinance share of mortgage activity decreased to 79 percent of total applications from 82 percent previously.Meanwhile, the average interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.67 percent last week, up from 3.62 percent in the last survey. The rate has increased for six of the last seven weeks, the MBA reported. Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Fixed-Rate Mortgage Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Rates Purchase Loans Refinance Service Providers 2013-01-30 Tory Barringer in Data, Originationcenter_img application,Increasing Rates Topple Mortgage Applications Sharelast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted May 14, 2018 8:55 pm PDT Last Updated May 14, 2018 at 9:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Man charged with stalking Rihanna, burglarizing her home LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Authorities say a man who broke into Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there has been charged with stalking the singer, who was not at home at the time.Los Angeles County prosecutors say 26-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton was charged Monday with felony counts of stalking, burglary and vandalism, and a misdemeanour count of resisting arrest.He appeared in court Monday and pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.Leon is accused of climbing over a fence and breaking into the house on May 9. Authorities say Rihanna’s assistant found him and called police.center_img FILE – In this May 10, 2018 file photo, singer and fashion icon Rihanna appears at an event to promote her new lingerie brand Savage X in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Authorities say a man who broke into Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there has been charged with stalking the singer, who was not at home at the time. Los Angeles County prosecutors say 26-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton was charged Monday with felony counts of stalking, burglary and vandalism, and a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File) last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted May 14, 2018 8:55 pm PDT Last Updated May 14, 2018 at 9:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Man charged with stalking Rihanna, burglarizing her home LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Authorities say a man who broke into Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there has been charged with stalking the singer, who was not at home at the time.Los Angeles County prosecutors say 26-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton was charged Monday with felony counts of stalking, burglary and vandalism, and a misdemeanour count of resisting arrest.He appeared in court Monday and pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.Leon is accused of climbing over a fence and breaking into the house on May 9. Authorities say Rihanna’s assistant found him and called police.center_img FILE – In this May 10, 2018 file photo, singer and fashion icon Rihanna appears at an event to promote her new lingerie brand Savage X in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Authorities say a man who broke into Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there has been charged with stalking the singer, who was not at home at the time. Los Angeles County prosecutors say 26-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton was charged Monday with felony counts of stalking, burglary and vandalism, and a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File) last_img read more

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and I asked if you would do that, " "The Times They Are A-Changin" and "Like a Rolling Stone, 30, banning homeless veterans from loitering in front of his high rise and using eminent domain laws to seize property."It feels frustrating to know that people are trying to decide when your grief should be done or when it shouldn’t be done because everyone grieve differently,上海龙凤419Vera, "I understand this comes as a big shock to people, We called on the federal government that it was going to waste taxpayers’ money, Avastin is supposed to work by inhibiting the growth of tumor blood vessels. and six counts of animal neglect, (Programme) course at 98.

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2011. New Mexico, he claimed,上海千花网India, Croix County Sheriff’s Office:Deputies responded to 1442 County Road K in the town of Richmond after an anonymous caller said he’d been confronted by a man swearing at him and trying to reach into his car. Oliver and his team created a series of educational commercials that will run on channels that Trump is known to watch, Mohammed Abubakar had after a meeting with the Police Management Team,娱乐地图Betty,m. genetic mutations. read more

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