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James Camerons DeepSea Challenger Begins Its Final Journey

first_imgExplorer and director James Cameron and other officials celebrated the launch of a cross-country expedition of one of the world’s most remarkable pieces of technology during the weekend.On Saturday, June 1, the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, the submersible and science platform that Cameron piloted on March 26, 2012 on a record-breaking solo dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, began its voyage from the California Science Center in Los Angeles to its permanent home at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts.The journey marks the first time the sub will be shown in public. Supported by Rolex, the trip is intended to engage and inspire children and to focus on the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in education.Said Cameron:“One of the most critical aspects of exploration, besides actually going there and bringing back the pictures and the science, is the telling of the story. It’s vital to communicate to the public, especially students of all ages, what was done, how it was done, and why it was important.” Cameron added: “By telling the story to school-kids in a hands-on way, we can inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and explorers, who are so vital to the nation. Moving the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER cross-country to its new home at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution provides an opportunity to make the sub available to students and the general public, so they can see it, touch it, and ask questions. This will create a major inspirational dividend of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE project.”Cameron, who donated the sub to WHOI and joined its Center for Marine Robotics to stimulate advances in ocean science and technology, spoke at the June 1 event, as well as WHOI President and Director Susan Avery. Suzy Amis Cameron, Founder of MUSE School CA based in Calabasas, CA. was also present. MUSE is dedicated to early childhood through 8th grade education with a sustainable focus.The bright green, 24-foot long DEEPSEA CHALLENGER was on display at the California Science Center between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. before embarking on the trip. Scientists traveling with the sub across the country explained the remarkable human achievement of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition and the groundbreaking technology required for its success.“This cross country journey will give many more people the opportunity to see the sub and to be inspired by the exploration and scientific discovery it enabled,” said Susan Avery , president and director of WHOI.The DEEPSEA CHALLENGER is scheduled to arrive in Dallas on Tuesday, June 4, at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. From there, it travels to New Orleans to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on Wednesday, June 5th. The sub then heads to Washington, D.C. for display on Capitol Hill June 11. It will be delivered to WHOI by mid-June. (Please check with local venues for details regarding display of the sub.)The sub’s trek across the U.S. comes a little more than a year after Cameron’s unprecedented solo dive to 35,787 feet, almost 11,000 meters (6.8 miles), to the deepest place on Earth – the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench – in the marine vehicle the “Avatar” and “Titanic” director and his team engineered.The DEEPSEA CHALLENGER was specifically engineered to be the first of its kind – a vertically-deployed, manned submersible and robust science platform capable of diving to full ocean depth. The sub’s ability to remain at the bottom of the Challenger Deep for nearly three hours to explore, sample and capture the first high resolution 3D images ever taken of the location, is unprecedented. In 1960, the Trieste, the only other manned submersible to reach the Challenger Deep, was able to stay only 20 minutes on the bottom before ascending.In March, 2013, Cameron donated the sub to WHOI. Upon its arrival in Massachusetts, WHOI scientists and engineers will begin to work with Cameron and his team to incorporate the sub’s numerous engineering advancements into future research platforms and deep-sea expeditions. This partnership harnesses the power of public and private investment in supporting deep-ocean science.Recognizing the power of new technologies, like those embodied in the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER system, to explore and understand the ocean, WHOI recently launched the Center for Marine Robotics (CMR), a novel collaborative model that enhances the development of robotic technologies by bringing together partners from academia, the federal government, and the private sector. The CMR’s scientists and engineers will revolutionize the way people and machines work together in the marine environment and enable new approaches to complex scientific challenges. James Cameron will serve on the Center’s Advisory Board.DEEPSEA CHALLENGE, Cameron’s eighth deep-ocean expedition, marks a globally-recognized milestone in an exploration and diving career spanning decades. An avid scuba diver since 1969, Cameron has logged more than 3,000 hours underwater, including 500 hours in helmets. He has made 85 submersible dives, most of them to depths greater than two miles. Seeking to combine his two great passions — diving and filmmaking — Cameron has directed numerous feature films and marine documentaries that have broken new ground in underwater cinematography, beginning with The Abyss in 1989. In 1995, he made 12 manned-submersible dives to the Titanic wreck for his feature film of the same name, which won 11 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, and broke the record for global box office. Titanic’s earnings have only been surpassed by Cameron’s 2009 film, Avatar, which garnered an unprecedented $2.8 billion worldwide.DEEPSEA CHALLENGE was a joint scientific expedition by James Cameron , the National Geographic Society, and Rolex. Learn more at deepseachallenge.com.last_img read more

DRAKEAFFILIATED PICK 6IX TORONTO RESTAURANT TO REOPEN AS A SPORTS BAR

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement A statement says the restaurant closed that summer “for renovations following extensive damage from a storm.”The upcoming Pick 6ix Sports is touted as having a brand-new look and feel with a revamped menu from executive chef Ivan Bailey.The statement says offerings include “elevated bar classics” such as burgers, pizza, wings, and beef brisket nachos.An exact date for the reopen hasn’t been released.Pick 6ix is located on the southern stretch of tourist-friendly Yonge Street, steps from Union Station, the financial district and the Air Canada Centre.The Canadian Press The downtown venue, previously called Pick 6ix, launched in January 2018 with an event featuring Drake and basketball stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook TORONTO — A Toronto restaurant affiliated with hip-hop superstar Drake is set to reopen later this month with a new contemporary sports bar concept.A news release says Pick 6ix Sports will have a renovated space and “new menu featuring fresh, modern pub fare.” Twitterlast_img read more

North Peace Cultural Centre hosts Bright Nights this weekend

first_imgFor a full schedule of events, visit npcc.bc.ca. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Bright Nights the annual arts festival is setting the stage for the 2020 Winter Games.The North Peace Cultural Society in partnership with the City of Fort St. John and community groups are gearing up for a fun-filled, family friendly weekend with the best of local art and local sport.“In all our activities, we are going to blur the line between art and sport, and revive the city’s spirit for the Winter Games by showcasing arts related to sport,” said Baptiste Marcere, Executive Director of the North Peace Cultural Centre. Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. marks the start of the festival with Art Stars, an interactive opportunity for the public to meet and hear from professional artists and performers who grew up in Fort St. John and how they made a career for themselves in the arts. “We are gathering local artists and art groups to showcase, demonstrate, and delight,” said Marcere.Art Stars FB Event Page; CLICK HEREFriday, June 7, the Cultural Centre will host a gala evening with fresh cocktails at the ready, and Vancouver Theatre Sports to entertain guests with their hilarious improv skills.Bright Nights in June Gala; CLICK HERE Saturday, June 8, the festival ends with a public art market, hands-on pottery and weaving demonstrations, live entertainment, and the 2019 World Fair.The North Peace Cultural Society shares,  this year we will host an extraordinary printmaking workshop. “The city recognized the success of the printmaking and will close the 99th avenue from the 100 St to 102 St,” said Marcere.last_img read more

UNESCO selects Ecuadorian politician and painter as next Goodwill Ambassador

Ms. Baki – who was designated as an ambassador during a ceremony at the Paris headquarters of UNESCO by the agency’s Director-General, Irina Bokova – will contribute to activities marking the 2010 International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures, which will be officially launched this Thursday, UNESCO said in a press release.UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova – who last year defeated Ms. Baki and seven other candidates for the top post – designated the Ecuadorian as a Goodwill Ambassador at a ceremony today at the agency’s headquarters in Paris.Ms. Baki served as her country’s minister of foreign trade between 2003 and 2005, participated in negotiations that led to a peace treaty with neighbouring Peru in 1998 and also served as an Ecuadorian ambassador and consul general in the United States and Lebanon. Fluent in five languages, she is a recognized painter who was artist-in-residence at Harvard University between 1990 and 1998.UNESCO’s roster of Goodwill Ambassadors is chosen to use their talents and fame to spread the message of the agency throughout the world. Other ambassadors include the Nobel Peace Prize laureates Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Rigoberta Menchú Tum of Guatemala and the Italian actress Claudia Cardinale. 15 February 2010The Ecuadorian politician and painter Ivonne A-Baki was today appointed as the newest Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with a special focus on promoting greater dialogue between cultures. read more

Cabinet approves Central Expressway 3rd phase contract to Japanese firm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs proposed awarding the contract to M/S Taisei Corporation of Japan.Tokyo Mitsubishi Bank of Japan has agreed to provide funds of Japanese Yen 100 billion for the project and cabinet approved the proposal to award the contract to M/S Taisei Corporation of Japan. (Colombo Gazette) Cabinet has approved awarding the contract for the third phase of the Central Expressway project to a Japanese company.The third phase of the Central Expressway project will be from Pothuhera to Galagedera via Rambukkana covering a distance of 32.5km. read more

UNICEF helps Viet Nam improve rural water supply sanitation

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has joined 13 other international organizations in a unique partnership to improve water supply, sanitation and hygiene for rural communities and schools in Viet Nam. “The goals are ambitious but achievable but hinge on a critical element – partnerships,” the Officer-in-Charge of UNICEF Viet Nam, Maniza Zaman, said of the programme which seeks to increase rural water supply to 85 per cent, hygienic latrines to 70 per cent and ensure safe water and hygienic latrines to all rural primary schools and kindergartens by 2010. It is estimated that nearly 17 million children – more than half the total number – have no safe water and 20 million children do not have access to proper sanitation. The figures are much higher in ethnic minority and remote areas. For example, 87.2 per cent of ethnic minority people do not have access to safe water. Ten per cent of children in urban areas have no access to sanitation compared to around 40 per cent of children in rural areas.The partnership includes Plan International, CARE International, Church World Services, SNV, International Development Enterprises, Water and Sanitation Programme – East Asia and the Pacific, Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association, World Bank and Asian Development Bank. read more

Highest April CV registrations since 1990

Highest April CV registrations since 1990 The April bounce-back confirmed the strength, diversity and continued growth at the lighter end of the market. Year-on-year truck registrations are down for the third successive month, but still above the long-term average. Most analysts expect a slightly weaker new CV market for 2002 as a whole. However, the domestic economy, most especially for households, is positive. The firm evidence that the USA economy is recovering suggests that market trends and forecasts for the year will be increasingly positive, as was the case last year. Total CV registrations in April up 4.0 per cent New truck registrations down 2.2 per cent Total CV registrations in April up 4.0 per cent April’s return to growth took CV registrations to 105,475 over the first four months, 3.0 per cent ahead of the total for the same period in 2001. This April saw growth of 4.0 per cent on the 25,458 registrations in April 2001. This April saw the highest registration volume for the month since the 26,799 CVs registered in April 1990. The all time record for the month is 33,581, set in 1989. In that year there were over 371,000 CV registrations. ‘April saw CV registrations continuing to grow, hitting the highest April figures for 12 years,’ said SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan. ‘Future monthly registration figures should also show those continuing positive results.’ Light commercial vehicle registrations up 5.4 per cent Bus & coach registrations up 7.0 per cent The SMMT expects annual CV registrations to fall by just 3.6 per cent to 302,000 for 2002. This is due to expectations of softer markets through the summer giving lower registrations from September to December. Light commercial vehicle registrations up 5.4 per cent LCV registrations were up by 1,059 or 5.4 per cent in April. However, as in March three low volume segments in the market up to 3.5t gvw recorded significant growth. Car type pick-ups again shot up, this month by 54.6 per cent to 722. 4×4 utilities were up 46.2 per cent to 649. Micro van registrations were up 15.7 per cent to 265. Strong demand for a variety of heavier vans in the 2.6 to 3.5 tonne segment has driven the overall market forward for the past year and a half. This momentum paused in March. In April 11,868 registrations represented a confident return to year on year growth at 10.4 per cent. Registration growth in this sector has been nearly constant since January 1998. New truck registrations down 2.2 per cent As in February and March, growth in truck registrations dipped in April, down 2.2 per cent. At April the total rigid market was down by 1.6 per cent and artic registrations fell 3.6 per cent. For the first four months all truck registrations were down by 3.9 per cent, but just 1.6 per cent for rigids and 9.0 per cent for artics. Within the rigid sector there were again some contrasts across the axle configurations and weight categories between April 2002 and 2001. Two-axle 7.401 to 7.5 tonne rigids were just three trucks down. The 3.501 to 7.5 tonne segment was up and four-axle rigids also grew. Two-axle rigids over 15 tonnes gvw accounted for the decline between the months with registrations down by 21.0 per cent. Two-axle tractor registrations accounted for the entire shortfall in this April’s artic figures compared with April 2001. For the four months to date registrations remained down by 14.1 per cent and 6.7 per cent for two- and three-axle tractors respectively. Bus & coach registrations up 7.0 per cent April’s bus and coach registrations were again up, by 7.0 per cent to 395. The 1,461 registrations for the first four months are 8.9 percent up on the same period last year. The industry remains cautions, not expecting growth this year. However, this positive start to the year has taken total bus and coach registrations for the 12 months to April to 3,883 compared to an industry projection of 3,400 for the year as a whole. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Brock set to host Canadas first global wine business conference

Academics and scholars from around the world will descend on Brock University’s Goodman School of Business – in the heart of Ontario’s wine country – for the international Academy of Wine Business Research (AWBR) conference June 12-15.This is the first time the event has landed in Canada, having been held previously in Australia, California, France, Italy and New Zealand.The AWBR is a global body focused on research into economic, social and management aspects of the wine industry. The conferences attract top wine business researchers and wine industry leaders engaging in critical discussions in a friendly and open atmosphere.Besides visiting Niagara wineries, delegates will take part in group discussions and workshops examining a range of issues related to wine business. The sessions will be led by experts from around the world, including Brock/Goodman marketing professors Antonia Mantonakis and Carmen Cullen, and sensory scientist Isabelle Lesschaeve, research director-consumer insights and product innovation at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.Topics up for discussion include branding, tourism, consumer behaviour, sustainability, strategy, innovation and packaging/labelling. For instance, Mantonakis will team up with University of Miami researcher Keri Kettle to reveal their new findings that, in some circumstances, labels bearing a winemaker’s personal signature enhance the wine’s perceived quality and value.Don Cyr, Dean of the Goodman School of Business, will open the conference with welcoming remarks, and delegates will also hear addresses from several industry leaders from Niagara, including Chateau des Charmes Winery president Paul Bosc Jr., Henry of Pelham Winery president Paul Speck; and wine writer Linda Bramble. Attendees will also hear from Bonnie Winchester, Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. read more

Never a dull moment AustraliaIndia test series set to go

One team has one of its star players sidelined with an ankle injury, and he’ll miss the first test beginning Thursday at the Adelaide Oval. The other has had upsetting publicity it could never have imagined with the brother of one of its opening batsmen charged with a terrorism-related offence.An Australia-India test series never seems to disappoint cricket fans looking for as much news off the field as on.On Tuesday, the brother of Australia batsman Usman Khawaja was taken into custody by counter-terrorism police investigating the discovery in August of a laptop computer containing a fake terrorist hit-list.Arsalan Khawaja, 39, was arrested while driving in western Sydney, according to a spokesperson for New South Wales state police. Australian media, quoting police sources, said Arsalan Khawaja was being questioned about forgery and an attempt to pervert justice, but had never intended to commit a terrorism offence. He was later released on bail.“It’s a matter for the police to deal with,” Usman Khawaja said after training on Tuesday. “Out of respect for the process it’d be inappropriate for me to make any further comments. I just ask you to please respect my privacy and my family’s privacy during this time.”The 31-year-old Khawaja has played 35 tests and is critical to the top order in the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, who have both been banned for 12 months following the ball-tampering scandal at Cape Town, South Africa, in March.India, meanwhile, will go into the start of the four-test series without 19-year-old Prithvi Shaw, who sustained a left ankle injury in a warm-up match last Friday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Shaw rolled his ankle in the outfield during his India’s tour match against a Cricket Australia XI.The loss of Shaw won’t help India as it tries to win a test series in Australia for the first time.And most of the previous series have history.Past issues between the teams prompted one website to chronicle the “13 Ugliest India-Australia Controversies.”The India Today website included photos of India captain Virat Kohli making an obscene gesture to the Sydney Cricket Ground crowd in 2012. There were accusations in 2008 by then India captain Anil Kumble that “only one team was playing in the spirit of the game.” The bilateral relationship eroded in that series when an Australian player said he was racially vilified by an India player during a test match in Sydney. The India player was banned for three tests by the match referee, but the ban was overturned on appeal and amid rumours that India planned to boycott the rest of the tour.There was tension well before that, with legpsinner bowler Shane Warne adding some spice with a comment during a 1998 tour to India that he had to pack baked beans and tinned spaghetti because he wasn’t able to handle Indian food.The last time the teams played in Australia in 2014-15, the home side won 2-0 in four tests.India’s last of only three test-match wins in Australia came at the WACA in Perth in 2008, when India prevailed by 72 runs.Kohli said the series should be played in better spirits compared with recent Border-Gavaskar contests, but expected there would be some banter between the sides.“I don’t think any Australian side is vulnerable at home,” Kohli said, suggesting the loss of several of its top players will not affect Australia. “Whatever happened (in Cape Town) … the skill level is still there. We’re definitely not taking anything for granted.”The key for India will again be Kohli, who averages 62 from eight tests in Australia, the best effort by any Indian player to have taken part in more than three tests here. He also has three test centuries at Adelaide Oval.Murali Vijay, whose test average in Australia is 60.25, and Ajinkya Rahane, averaging 57 here, are also expected to be big threats to the home side.On Wednesday, Australia dropped vice-captain Mitch Marsh for the first test, recalled batsman Peter Handscomb and selected opener Marcus Harris to make his debut.India named a 12-man squad Wednesday and will wait until before the toss to decide whether Rohit Sharma or Hanuma Vihari will claim the final spot in their batting order.Temperatures are forecast to reach 39 Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) in Adelaide for the first day.___Teams:Australia: Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine (captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.India (one to be omitted): Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, K.L. Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsDennis Passa, The Associated Press read more

Ohio State womens volleyball loses third straight falls 31 to Northwestern

Rankings are nothing in Big Ten volleyball.The No. 17 Ohio State women’s volleyball fell to unranked Northwestern in four sets Wednesday in Evanston, Ill.  The Buckeyes fall to 2-5 in conference play while the Wildcats made their own case for a Top 25 ranking with their second consecutive win over a top-20 opponent.OSU has struggled in the Big Ten, but its first four in-conference losses came against ranked opponents.  Since starting the season 13-0 overall, the Buckeyes had not dropped a single match to any team ranked outside of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 poll before facing the Wildcats.Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary recorded a double-double for the Buckeyes, finishing with 22 kills and 11 digs, but added 10 errors.OSU dropped the first set 25-20, even though Leary led all players to that point with eight kills.  In the second set sophomore outside hitter Katie Mitchell did her best to spark the Buckeye offense, eventually leading to a set win.  Kills from Mitchell and sophomore middle blocker Andrea Kacsits finished off a 25-22 victory.With the match tied at one set apiece, OSU took a 10-8 lead in the third, but eventually found itself down 22-16, eventually losing the set 25-19.The Buckeyes trailed for the majority of the fourth set, but still nearly made an unexpected comeback.  The Wildcats sat at 24 points, needing just one more to end the match, but OSU went on a run to make it 24-23.  The Buckeyes could not hold on any longer and dropped the set 25-23.After Leary, freshman middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe tallied 13 kills and Mandolfo finished the match with 25 digs.Behind Morin, Stephanie Holthus recorded 14 kills for Northwestern and Katie Dutchman added 11.OSU (14-5, 2-5) return to Columbus briefly, as the team heads back to Illinois for a match against Illinois in Champaign Sunday.The Buckeyes continue their string of road games Oct. 23 with a match at No. 4 Penn State in State College, Pa. read more

Blast at church in Rome ahead of Francois Hollande visit

first_imgA SMALL EXPLOSIVE device went off outside a French church in central Rome, causing only material damage in an incident France’s embassy to the Vatican said could be linked to President Francois Hollande’s visit today.“A handmade bomb went off at 2:30am, damaging three parked cars and the windows of a nearby building,” a police spokesman told AFP.“There has been no claim of responsibility,” he said.The blast happened in Vicolo della Campana and an official at the secretariat of France’s embassy to the Holy See said the small street only had the church of Saint-Yves des Breton and a restaurant on it.“One of the theories is that this act was linked to the visit by the president,” the official said.Police are investigating on the site of the blast.Pope Francis was due to receive Hollande later today for the first meeting between the two, amid deep divisions in France over hot-button issues including abortion and gay marriage.- © AFP 2014.Read: French actress sues Closer magazine over reported affair with Hollande>Read: French media criticised for ‘undeniable deference’ to Francois Hollande over affair claims >last_img read more

Union tells government to stay the hell away from voting process

first_imgKelly said the government has also failed to produce an analysis of how many jobs will be lost in the private sector as a result of “mugging” public servants for €1 billion in pay cuts.“It may be that politicians believe what they have been told by leaders in their parties but regular workers know that they cannot take any more cuts, and people working in shops and restaurants and other jobs know that €1 billion less being spent in their place of work will mean a one way ticket to the dole queue or the airport for a life of emigration,” he added.UNITE has recommended that its 6,500 members vote to reject the ‘Croke Park 2′ pay deal. In a coup for the government last week, the country’s largest union SIPTU encouraged its members on Thursday to accept the terms of the agreement.Read: Croke Park II will cut nurses wages by 11.1pc, not 1.7pc – INMO>Read: SIPTU encourages members to accept Croke Park agreement> TRADE UNION UNITE has accused the government of interfering in the democratic process of votes on the extension proposals for the Croke Park agreement.Today, Jimmy Kelly, Regional Secretary of the union, said ministers and departments have been “paying lip service to the right of union members to vote, before then trampling on the process with misleading statements on pay and reductions required”.Politicians failed to make a case for cuts in discussions but still persuaded some there was no alternative.  They should now be quiet and stay the hell away from subverting the democratic process under way within all trade unions.last_img read more

Marathon Monday for the strays of Greece

first_imgPenny Marathon 2012 – organised by Greek Australian sisters Eleftheria and Despina Prodromou to raise money and awareness for stray animals in both Greece and Australia in support of the stray animals of Greece and Australia – is set to take off today. The sisters Eleftheria and Despina Prodromou, and a bunch of willing good samaritans, will run 42 kilometres from Marathon to Athens on Monday 16 July. The Penny Marathon 2012, as named by the sisters after the stray dog Penny who captured their hearts, will take place during one of the hottest days of Greek summer, which demonstrates the determination of the girls to help our less fortunate furry friends. “This marathon is a bold choice for us, but we had to be bold to get the message across,” said the girls of the marathon. Their fundraising efforts are continuing until the day of the marathon, with so far almost half of their $5000 goal being pledged. Donations can be made www.everydayhero.com.au/penny_marathon_2012. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Share the beauty of Greek food and design this Christmas

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A new online portal brings to Australia a range of exquisite products made in Greece.It is called Homer St and it caters to all lovers of Greek food and culture. Homer St features a beautiful range of gourmet Greek food products, stylish hampers and unique gifts from Greece, all of which have arrived just in time for Christmas. Gourmet products such as organic teas, olive oils, honey and herbs and spices are all exquisitely presented.The online store’s selection has been carefully hand-picked from all over Greece, and celebrates the beauty of Greek gastronomy and design. Food hampers and other great Christmas gift ideas are showcased on its site, www. homerst.com.auHomer St is now delivering across Australia.last_img read more

Compléments alimentaires un nouveau dispositif de nutrivigilance

first_imgCompléments alimentaires : un nouveau dispositif de nutrivigilanceL’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (Anses) a annoncé son nouveau plan hier.Dernier scandale en date, une histoire de compléments alimentaires qui seraient responsables de graves troubles hépatiques chez plusieurs individus. Les produits incriminés sont fabriqués à base d’igname, un tubercule divisé en deux catégories : les comestibles, et les toxiques. La plante sélectionnée pour réaliser les compléments alimentaires ferait partie de cette deuxième catégorie… Inquiétant pour les consommateurs ! En effet, les compléments alimentaires ne nécessitent pas d’autorisation de mise sur le marché et ne subissent pas de contrôle.Pour remédier à ce problème de santé publique, l’Anses a développé un système de contrôle a posteriori. Ce sont les professionnels de santé qui sont au cœur de ce mécanisme, et qui devront envoyer leurs soupçons concernant les produits, grâce à un formulaire en ligne. Ce sont déjà eux qui ont alerté les autorités sur le problème de l’igname, grâce à une phase pilote du projet qui a permis de recenser onze cas de troubles après un traitement contre la ménopause.Le 10 décembre 2010 à 12:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Details on more names backstage at the Wells Fargo Center for tonight’s Royal Rumble…

first_img Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Alexa Bliss Officially Not Wrestling At Evolution Google+ AEW announces Boston and Philadelphia television episodes for TNT are sold out Facebook Beginning in 2018, Wrestleview.com will return to monitoring and reporting on any stories making the rounds among the wrestling media. These stories will be clearly marked as a “rumor” (as highlighted in the image above) for reference.We are told that Wade Barrett (Bad News Barrett) is on the script for tonight’s show and could either be involved in the Open Challenge during the Kickoff Show against WWE United States Champion Bobby Roode or the men’s Royal Rumble match.Barrett parted ways with WWE back in May of 2016.Dolph Ziggler (who may end up answering the Roode open challenge) Trish Stratus and Kelly Kelly were also spotted backstage according to PWInsider.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipAlexa Bliss Officially Not Wrestling At EvolutionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Trish Stratus Nikki Bella Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Twitter Now Playing Up Next Dolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE Status Alexa Bliss Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles Comments are closed. Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Videos Articles Videos Articles 1 COMMENT Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Anonymous January 28, 2018 at 6:41 pm I have a feeling Mojo wants revenge. Two title matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks on September 15 last_img read more

Vancouver couple believe Lyme disease played role in son’s suicide

first_imgAs Zach Moritz sat in the shade of the sequoia trees, he could envision the outlines of a new life.It was July 2013, and the 25-year-old Vancouver native had just completed a vision quest with the School of Lost Borders in California’s Inyo Mountains. The vision quest, or rite of passage for young adults, meant three days of camping, fasting and self-exploration. In the previous year, Zach had begun to enjoy transcendental meditation, and saw this quest as a way to take his passion to the next level.Afterward Zach’s father, John, and his mother, Beth, joined him for a reincorporation meeting, where quest participants shared their experiences, takeaways and thoughts about what they wanted in life.Zach, who starred as a 6-foot-10 center for the Columbia River High School basketball team and played at Boise State University in Idaho, said he wanted to help athletes learn healthy coping skills to manage the pressure, anxieties and disappointments they’d encounter in their careers. He realized sports could be a harsh environment without much room for compassion and empathy. He wanted to improve that environment.His parents, who come from Christian backgrounds, took time to warm up to Zach’s less mainstream spiritualism. But they saw how those things were developing Zach, and helping him to find purpose.“In this place and within me, I sought peace. I feel I have found what I deserved,” he wrote in a letter after the quest.last_img read more

Puskas Award runnerup to play in Florentia

first_imgFor Stephanie Roche, the opportunity to play for the Italian Lega Serie A is a very good one and she hopes she can impress thereIrish footballer Stephanie Roche has been playing professionally since 2002.And know she’s leaving the Sunderland Ladies to play for Italian Lega Serie A club, Florentia.“It’s been a long time coming but I’m really looking forward to it,” the former FIFA Puskas Award runner-up was quoted by RTÉ Sport.“It was a bit of a whirlwind experience with the club but it has worked out very well.”Steph Houghton, Manchester City, Manchester UnitedHoughton looks to create more history with the City Women Manuel R. Medina – September 4, 2019 Manchester City and Manchester United are set to play in the Women’s Super League this Saturday, and for skipper Steph Houghton this is a great opportunity to create history.“Florentia have been very patient with me as I get back to full fitness, so I am happy to sign here and looking forward to getting going again,” he added.“It came about by chance through a guy I met in England. I had spoken to a couple of clubs in England and Spain. Then I came over here in September and I was just back from injury, doing contact training.”“Luckily enough, Peamount United had let me train with them for two weeks before I came over,” she commented.“I had a trial and it went really well. But I was quite unfit so they gave me the opportunity to go home and get my rehab and fitness in place.”last_img read more

Smithsonian to Publish Cultural Travel Issue

first_imgSmithsonian—the 2 million-circ. Smithsonian Media title—said it will partner with travel author and personality Rick Steves to create a special newsstand-only magazine focused on “culturaltravel.” Tentatively titled “Smithsonian Presents: Travels with Rick Steves,” the special issue is expected to have a distribution of more than 100,000, and will be written entirely by Steves [pictured]. Smithsonian staffers will edit the issue. According to Smithsonian Enterprises president Tom Ott, Steves and the Smithsonian brand are “perfectly aligned, as we aim to inspire, inform and add depth to our readers cultural knowledge and learning. With the launch of this magazine, and hopefully more collaborative efforts in the future, we can provide consumers and advertisers with a distinctive travel product created with a world-class partner who shares our authentic, culturally minded, trustworthy editorial voice.” With a $5.99 cover price, Smithsonian Presents will focus on cultural sites and destinations based on Steves’ personal experience. At the center of the issue will be Steves’ “20 favorite things to see and doin Europe,” along with service features, tips and advice, the publisher said. The issue is expected to hit newsstands May 4, 2010. It also will be available in digital format shortly thereafter. Smithsonian.com will develop companion online material for the productincluding audio guides, video and images from Steves’ travels, in addition to developing other channels for distribution.The special issue will be marketed directly to consumers via print and online properties associated with both brands, which include ads in Smithsonian Media publications, direct mail, through its digital network and the Smithsonian Channel.This fall, “experiential” travel magazine Afar was launched. It’s published in partnership between CEO Greg Sullivan, Joe Diaz and design and shelter title Dwell.last_img read more

Access Intelligence to Launch New Technology for Events

first_img While event and exhibition organizers have historically collected data on attendees, LeadsConnect is unique for its streamlined design, which compiles all of the relevant data together for organizers, vendors, and attendees alike. Using a network of RFID chips and beacons placed throughout the event, AI and FISH can gather data that includes session visits, content downloads from the event app, exhibitors visited, and which activities each attendee participated in. Attendees will also have access to a personalized page, which shows them all of their session content, exhibitor downloads, surveys, and prize notifications, allowing for easy and intuitive access to the content they engaged with during the event.  The product will launch at LeadsCon, a performance marketing conference taking place March 20 to 22 in Las Vegas. Access Intelligence, Folio:’s parent company, and FISH Technologies will debut a new events platform at the 2017 LeadsCon. The platform, LeadsConnect, will allow event organizers to collect behavioral data on event attendees in order to make informed leads before and after the show. “Until now, we’ve had to cobble together several different systems — event apps, registration, lead collection, surveys and meetings scheduling — to deliver our event experience. The end result was often cumbersome to our attendees because they had to log in to multiple platforms,” Smith said in the release. “We’re very excited to be able to introduce the same platform being used to enhance the fan-sponsor experience at some of the world’s largest marquee sporting events to the B-to-B industry and especially our LeadsCon community,” Kerry Smith, SVP of Access Intelligence’s Marketing Division, said in a press release.last_img read more