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APM Terminals Puts an End to Tacoma Lease

first_imgzoom APM Terminals Tacoma, part of Maersk Group’s terminal operator APM Terminals, has shut down its operations on September 30, 2017 and transferred the lease to Seattle-based SSA Marine.The SSA Marine container terminal operator has formed a new joint venture with Matson Lines, called SSAT, which started operations on October 2, 2017.Matson revealed its Tacoma plans in April this year, saying that it would switch to SSA Terminals for stevedoring and terminal services at the Port of Tacoma from 2018 onward.APM Terminals said that the Tacoma lease was set to expire December 31, 2017 and the contractual language allowed the lease transfer.“We are proud of the service we have been able to provide to our customers, the Port of Tacoma and the Seaport Alliance, and the safety performance recognition consistently received by the Pacific Maritime Association,” said Wim Lagaay, Head of the USA and Europe Portfolio for APM Terminals.APM Terminals Tacoma was used primarily by the Matson Alaska Service, with twice-weekly sailings between Tacoma, Anchorage and Kodiak, Alaska, and a weekly service between Tacoma and Dutch Harbor, Alaska, handling a combined 190,000 TEUs in 2016.APM Terminals’ US portfolio includes operations at APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles, APM Terminals Port Elizabeth at the Port of New York & New Jersey; APM Terminals Mobile, Alabama; and a 49% share in the South Florida Container Terminal, at the Port of Miami, Florida.last_img read more

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Government Releases Second Accountability Report on Emergency Departments

first_imgThere were 196 fewer hours of overall emergency department closures and unscheduled closures were down by 1,195 hours last year according to the annual Accountability Report on Emergency Departments. Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health and Wellness, tabled the report in the Nova Scotia legislature today, May 19. The report, which provides data to enhance understanding of the challenges facing the province’s emergency care system, will help government provide better health care to families across Nova Scotia. “This report tells us that there has been some progress in reducing emergency department closures, but there is more work ahead,” said Ms. MacDonald. “The data contained in this report helped us develop Better Care Sooner, our plan to improve emergency care in Nova Scotia.” Over the past year, government has taken a number of actions under Better Care Sooner which will lead to more improvements in emergency health services, such as: According to the Accountability Report on Emergency Departments, in 2010-11 emergency departments in hospitals across the province were open 94.3 per cent of the time. Twenty-five of the province’s 38 hospitals had no closures over the past year. Thirteen hospitals did have closures, for a total of 18,920 hours. Scheduled emergency department closures, which are predicted and planned for well in advance, increased in 2010-11 by 999 hours. The annual report is required under the province’s Emergency Department Closures Accountability Act, introduced by Ms. MacDonald in 2009. It requires district health authorities consult with their communities about closures during public forums and to consider solutions proposed by the community to keep emergency departments open. The annual Accountability Report on Emergency Departments will also serve as a benchmark so data can be compared and progress charted annually. The report is available at . introducing Nova Scotia’s first Collaborative Emergency Centre in Parrsboro, with three more centres to be launched this year diverting almost 1,200 patients from the QEII emergency department to the new Rapid Assessment Unit hiring paramedics to work at nursing homes so seniors can be treated where they live, rather than making the frail and elderly wait in ambulances at the ER training Advanced Care Paramedics under the RESTORE program so that they can immediately give life-saving drugs to Nova Scotians having heart attacks, rather than waiting until they arrive at hospital launching the Supportive Care Program, which gives low-income seniors and their caregivers greater control and flexibility to organize homecare launching a Healthlink 811 public awareness campaign so people know they can call a nurse 24 hours a day and receive professional advice over the telephonelast_img read more

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Four stories in the news for today Oct 16

first_imgFour stories in the news for Monday, Oct. 16———FEDS TO CUT SMALL BIZ TAX RATE TO NINE PER CENTJustin Trudeau will belatedly honour his campaign promise to cut the small business tax rate to nine per cent as his government scrambles to undo the damage from weeks of controversy over proposed tax reforms for private corporations. The prime minister is to announce the reduction today, along with changes to the tax reform proposals in a bid to re-establish the Liberals as the champions of middle-class Canadians. That title has been tarnished as doctors, lawyers, accountants, shop owners, farmers, premiers and even some Liberal backbenchers denounced the reforms.———ONTARIO COLLEGE FACULTY GO ON STRIKEFaculty at 24 Ontario colleges have gone on strike, affecting more than 500,000 students. The Ontario Public Services Employees Union says the two sides failed to resolve their differences by Sunday’s midnight strike deadline. The strike involves more than 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians. The union’s last proposal called for called for improvements in job security and for faculty to have a stronger voice in academic decision making. But the colleges said the demands would have added more than $250 million in annual costs.———MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS ACROSS ALBERTA TODAYMunicipal elections are being held in Alberta today, with the race for the mayor’s chair in Calgary drawing the most attention. Naheed Nenshi is seeking his third term, but a victory is far from assured. Nenshi was the first Muslim mayor of a major North American city when he was first elected in 2010, and his popularity and affable style gave him a national profile. But polls indicate the race this time between he and Calgary lawyer Bill Smith is too close to call.———MONTREAL’S ‘SPOONMAN’ BUSKER RETIRINGAfter more than 20 years of clacking cutlery in front of Ogilvy’s department store, one of Montreal’s best-known buskers says he’s getting ready to hang up his spoons, at least part of the time. Cyrille “Spoonman” Esteve is 65 years old, and has been a fixture of the city’s downtown for years. But he says changes to municipal bylaws that require him to move his setup — which includes a sound system — every hour, have made it too difficult for him to continue.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Poverty and housing organizations hold a press conference to discuss the upcoming National Housing and Anti-Poverty Strategies.— The Bank of Canada releases the autumn issue of the Business Outlook Survey and the Senior Loan Officer Survey.— The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls holds a community hearing in Winnipeg.last_img read more

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Three years after the Parliament Hill attack

first_imgMacSweeney says as he was running he thinks he heard at least five or six gunshots, adding everything happened to quickly. He adds between the shooting at the National War Memorial and Zehaf-Bibeau storming Centre Block, the time span was roughly three minutes, although it felt much longer.“He ran up, hijacked a minister’s car and then was able to take that car and drive it up to the front doors of Parliament Hill. There was an RCMP car that was stationed to prevent something like that from happening, but there was a failure of the officer at the scene to block him. When he got to the front there were jurisdictional issues because the RCMP didn’t have jurisdiction inside Parliament, only on the outside, so the initial officer who responded did not go inside because they didn’t have jurisdiction.He says plenty has changed on Parliament Hill since the attack, including tighter security.Despite the 2014 attack — a potential attack stemming in Ontario last fall, the attack at a mosque in Quebec in January as well as the terror incident in Edmonton at the end of September — the country’s terror threat level has remained at medium. The federal government is maintaining it’s monitoring the situation and it has no current information to raise the level.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has offered his deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Cirillo, as well as Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent who was killed days earlier in an unrelated attack in Quebec.“These attacks were intended to instill fear and divide Canadians. Instead, they only served to unite us. We emerged stronger than before, showing the world that our most cherished values – freedom, democracy, diversity, and inclusion – will always triumph over fear and hatred,” he said in a statement. OTTAWA, ON. – It was three years ago today, the country was rocked by a terrorist attack on Parliament Hill.Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot and killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who was standing guard at the National War Memorial, before storming the buildings and being shot himself. The events changed Canadians and made it clear this country was not immune to an attack.NEWS 1130′s Parliament Hill Reporter Cormac MacSweeney was in the building when the chaos erupted.He says it’s changed the way he lives his life. “One freaky thing for me is as a journalist, you never think that you’re going to be a part of the story. It wasn’t until the next day because everything went on lock down on Parliament Hill — I found my jacket which actually had a bullet hole through it. That kind of hit me at the time and was a little shocking to see that a bullet hole was through my jacket and I didn’t even realize it until a day or two later when I realized, ‘This could be a bullet hole.’ It ended up being used as evidence by the Ontario Provincial Police [OPP] when they conducted their investigation.”LISTEN: NEWS 1130’s Sonia Aslam speaks with Parliament Hill Reporter Cormac MacSweeneyAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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Sutherland Bipolar Center Announces Contest For Deluxe Coldplay Concert Experience

first_imgThe Robert D. Sutherland Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving both the lives of people with bipolar disorder as well as their families, announced they are hosting an online drawing fundraiser to raise money that will help the foundation’s treatment center, Sutherland Bipolar Center, continue to provide research-based therapies for clients.The fundraiser’s grand prize is a Deluxe Coldplay Concert Experience for four.The Deluxe Coldplay Concert Experience includes four premier seating tickets to Coldplay’s concert at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 6, 2017, round-trip airfare for four within the continental United States, hotel accommodations for four near the concert venue, hospitality passes to meet the band members before the concert and a Fender guitar signed by every member of Coldplay.“We want to thank Coldplay for their generous contribution of tickets, hospitality passes and signed guitar,” said Rachel Cruz, Robert D. Sutherland Memorial Foundation director. “Their generosity will help us provide treatment for our clients who wouldn’t be able to get the help they need otherwise.”Donation amounts vary from $25 to $1,000 and include a corresponding number of tickets and bonus tickets to increase a donor’s odds of winning. The fundraising campaign ends July 7, 2017 at 12 p.m. MST and the drawing to select the winner will be held later that day.For 15 years, the Sutherland Bipolar Center has treated over 1,500 people impacted by bipolar disorder through diagnosis, comprehensive treatment and education. Housed in the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, the Sutherland Bipolar Center aims to provide proven evidence-based therapy programs for individuals and families with bipolar disorder who are unable to pay for services in the community. Clients pay between $0 and $20 per week for services allowing them to get the help they need even if they can’t afford it.Treatment at the Sutherland Bipolar Center is provided by a licensed clinical psychologist who supervises and trains doctoral psychology students to specifically treat clients with bipolar disorder. The staff is committed to educating the public about bipolar disorder and to training mental health professionals and offers free eight-week seminars on bipolar disorder to clients, family members, friends and anyone else interested in learning about the illness. Bipolar is a mood disorder characterized by extreme shifts in mood, energy, behavior and functioning and if left untreated, the illness can have devastating effects — usually self-harm or suicide.last_img read more

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Haudenosaunee passport confiscated

first_imgAPTN National NewsJoyce King crosses the Canada-U.S. border for “little tiny things… just continuously”. It’s a part of her daily life in Akwesasne, a Mohawk community that straddles the borders of Ontario, Quebec, and New York. And she always uses her Haudenosaunee passport.But last month, the Canadian government confiscated that Haudenosaunee passport. And King is still waiting for it to be returned.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin has the details.last_img

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Lawyers in the north issue ultimatum

The lawyers said that if the Minister is not arrested by Friday they will continue to boycott court proceedings. Meanwhile in Colombo, lawyers said they will file a case against Minister Rishard Baduhudeen tomorrow over the threat on the Mannar judge.The Mannar judge was threatened last week during a protest by Muslim fishermen against Tamil fishermen who are occupying the Mannar fisheries market. The lawyers demanded that the police arrest the Minister as well as those who had attacked the Mannar court premises during a protest last week. Lawyers in the north today issued an ultimatum saying they will continue to boycott court proceedings until Minister Rishard Baduhudeen is arrested over the alleged threat on the Mannar Magistrate last week.Several lawyers from the entire Northern Province staged a protest in Mannar today and later announced that they will boycott courts till Friday. read more

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Kiwi FM to meet the President

When contacted the External Affairs Ministry said that a statement on the issues discussed will be released tomorrow. New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully is to have talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa late this evening (Wednesday), President’s spokesman Mohan Samaranayake told the Colombo Gazette.The Kiwi Foreign Minister had this morning met External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris and discussed the post war developments in Sri Lanka. However prior to embarking on his visit to Sri Lanka McCully had said that he will discuss human rights concerns on Sri Lanka during his visit. “This is a good opportunity to discuss Sri Lanka’s hosting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November, as well as prospects for our quarter-billion dollar dairy trade,” he said.He also said that he intends to discuss progress towards reconciliation following the end of the civil war. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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President ready to change provisions in 19th Amendment

However, he noted that if there are procedural weaknesses in the 19th Amendment he is ready to amend it through Parliament. (Colombo Gazette) The President’s Media Division said that in January 2015, Maithripala Sirisena assumed office as the President and later ensured the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed in Parliament.Sirisena noted that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution brought several posituve changes to the country. President Maithripala Sirisena says he is prepared to make changes to some provisions in the 19th Amendment.He says he is ready to make the changes in order to resolve certain issues.

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Pedal power makes positive impact on climate urges UN on World Bicycle

Everyone to use the bicycle to foster sustainable development, strengthen education, promote health and facilitate social inclusion and a culture of peace. According to the UN Environment Programme, even though the benefits of investing in pedestrians and cyclists can “save lives, help protect the environment and support poverty reduction”, the mobility needs of people who walk and cycle, mostly urban dwellers, “continue to be overlooked”.“The price paid for mobility is too high, especially because proven, low-cost and achievable solutions exist”, underscores UNEP’s Share the Road Programme Annual Report 2018. “No-one should die walking or cycling to work or school”.The Programme continues to advocate for action, working with countries around the world to prioritize the needs of pedestrians and cyclists – a critical part of the mobility solution for helping cities break the link between population growth and increased emissions, and to improve air quality and road safety.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), safe infrastructure for walking and cycling is also a pathway to greater health equity for the poorest urban dwellers, by providing transport “while reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, diabetes, and even death”.A ‘crucial contribution’UN Headquarters in New York marked the day with a special outdoor event, which General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa observed comes “at a crucial time” as there are only 11 years left “to avoid the worst impacts of climate change”.,With 2030 marking the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), she encouraged support for new technologies, adding that “we must also ensure we are harnessing existing tools, such as the bicycle”.“From reducing transport emissions and road deaths to tackling obesity and noncommunicable diseases, improving rural connectivity and empowering women and girls, bicycles can make a crucial contribution”, she stated.Noting that transport is the third-largest source of CO2, Ms. Espinosa cited studies showing that if just 10 per cent of city journeys were taken by bike, urban transport emissions would fall by 7 per cent.“It would also contribute to reducing air pollution – the theme for this year’s World Environment Day – helping to save the lives of some 7 million people a year”, she pointed out. “And I suspect there would be a significant boost – to the economy and to more peaceful societies – if people were not gridlocked in traffic.”“So, we must do more to integrate bicycles into urban and rural planning, infrastructure and design”, she urged. “And we must invest in education to promote the multiple benefits of cycling”.,World Bicycle Day encourages: Taking to two wheels fosters “sustainable consumption and production”, and has a “positive impact on climate”, according to the UN.Moreover, biking enhances access to education, health care and sport; and the synergy between the bicycle and the cyclist raises a more intimate and immediate awareness of the local environment.Happy #BicycleDay! I am very honored to be here today w/@UN family & inspiring cycling advocates to celebrate the contributions of this humble machine to human health, social & economic mobility, road safety and #ClimateAction! #BicyclesChangeLives #UN4ALL— UN GA President (@UN_PGA) June 3, 2019 Member States to promote the bicycle throughout society and welcome welcomes initiatives to organize bicycle rides at the national and local levels as a means of strengthening physical and mental health and well-being and developing a culture of cycling in society.,After speaking at the event, UN News caught up with Phil Southerland, CEO and co-founder of Team Novo Nordisk, an American global all-diabetes sports team of cyclists, triathletes and runners.At just seven months old, Mr. Southerland was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Living in Tallahassee Florida, his parents were told that he would be dead or blind by age 25. Fortunately, at 12 years-old he discovered bicycling.While helping a friend in college to manage his own type 1 diabetes, Mr. Southerland realized the value of using the bike as a means to “show the world that exercise is the billion-dollar drug that never gets prescribed”.The athlete is living proof that “you can still chase your dreams with diabetes”. Member States to improve road safety and integrate it into sustainable mobility and transport infrastructure planning and design. Member States to consider the bicycle in cross-cutting development strategies, including in international, regional, national and subnational development policies and programmes BreakThroughMediaAmbassadors from Indonesia, New Zealand and Bahrain joined athletes from Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all diabetes sports team, to celebrate the World Bicycle Day at UN Headquarters in New York. Team Novo Nordisk CEO and Co-Founder Phil Southerland is standing to the left of Billy, the mascot. read more

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Identified Technologies and DJI speed up drone mapping of mines

first_imgLeading fully-managed commercial drone provider Identified Technologies’ Boomerang UAV solution is now available with integrated Post-Processing Kinematic (PPK) for clients in mining. PPK dramatically reduces the need for laying of Ground Control Points (GCPs). It also, the company says, “saves companies thousands of man hours and drastically increases the ease, accuracy, and profitability of using a commercial drone solution. For applications like measuring stockpiles, PPK even eliminates the need for GCPs.”“If we did not have to lay ground control points, that would save us about 75% of the time we spend on data gathering with the drone,” said Dustin Drost, Survey Party Chief at Keystone Consultants a Pittsburgh-based Engineering and Consulting firm.PPK solves the biggest problem in the drone mapping process. Cassie Mittal, Drone Mapping Customer Success Manager added; “Laying ground control and surveying each target has been the largest pain point for a lot of our customers. I’m excited to see PPK streamline their workflow and dramatically improve their accuracy.”PPK can be used anywhere drones can be used, providing the fast, painless, gathering of accurate data at the push of a button. PPK is a similar GPS-correction technology to RTK, but eliminates the need for radio lock, making it more robust.Dick Zhang, CEO of Identified Technologies comments: “We are thrilled to be offering this ground-breaking technology to our clients. In addition to the 70-90% cost savings that drone mapping can provide, we are now able to help companies get that data faster, through easier and more intuitive process.”Identified Technologies’ integrated software and services take care of everything from FAA compliance and flight planning, to advanced analytics. Identified Technologies now has an alliance with DJI. Through this, Identified is now providing DJI’s world class technology to its clients in mining. It integrates its software and services with DJI’s Inspire aerial imaging platform to increase project visibility and team productivity. Identified says “clients typically improve their surveying speed and productivity by up to 90%.”“Surveying projects that used to take months can now be safely gathered in minutes,” said Zhang. “Being able to map sites more quickly doesn’t just improve surveyor productivity, it also ensures management has all the information they need to make smart decisions. On any fast-moving job site, old data is wrong data, so speed and accuracy are everything.”“DJI’s drones provide accurate aerial images and Identified Technologies’ software turns these images into a wide range of useful data products and analytics such as cost and progress forecasting,” said Jan Gasparic, Head of Enterprise Marketing at DJI. “We are excited to be working with a company that has such a breadth and depth of knowledge in excavation.”Zhang added, “DJI is the undisputed world leader of unmanned aerial vehicle production. We are pleased to join forces, combining their drones with our leading software to offer our clients the best-in-class solution. We are proud DJI chose us as an official enterprise dealer, and look forward to a continued collaboration with DJI as our industry grows exponentially in the years ahead.”last_img read more

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EU help sought for health sector

first_imgGreece has asked for assistance from the European Union in its effort to cut costs and improve efficiency in its health sector by enhancing its electronic prescription system, accessing cheaper drugs and hospital supplies and setting up a panel to monitor expenses. Health Minister Andreas Lykourentzos and the head of the EU Task Force for Greece, Horst Reichenbach, discussed how Athens could work with officials from other European countries, as well as Brussels, to make improvements in public healthcare. “The support of the Task Force is necessary and useful, it will surely play a role in helping us conduct structural reforms,” said Lykourentzos. “We are determined to work hard to overcome technical difficulties, delays and failures of the past.” Lykourentzos asked for the EU Task Force to provide technical assistance to the Greek government so it could extend its recently introduced electronic prescription system, designed to stamp out corruption and reduce waste. The electronic system, which came into operation earlier this year, experienced a number of initial technical problems but the Health Ministry wants to expand its capabilities so it will be possible for various departments and state hospitals to cross-reference prescription and medicine lists. Last year, state spending on medicines was cut by 1.75 billion euros to 3.8 billion euros but the government is hoping to slash another 800 million euros from the drugs bill this year. The Greek side was also keen to receive technical assistance in sourcing cheaper drugs and bringing down the cost of spending on medicines. To do this, Lykourentzos asked the Task Force to help Greece access relevant databases in other EU countries. The two sides also discussed setting up a working group that would include officials from the Health and Finance ministries as well as the Task Force to deal with financial issues in the health sector. The Task Force has been based in Athens since last September and is responsible for helping Greece work with other EU countries to improve its public administration. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Greek cafés milk bars of Australia

first_imgIn an Australia many still remember, in each suburb and every country town was the Greek café or milk bar – open all hours, seven days a week. An upcoming lecture at the Greek Centre chronicles how these family-based food catering enterprises set the agenda for, and broadly affected and influenced, Australian popular culture.Greek cafés and milk bars in Australia were a ‘Trojan horse’ for the Americanisation of the eating, social,and cultural habits of Australians from the very start of the twentieth century. They introduced American commercial food catering ideas, technology, and products and influenced the development of cinema, popular music, and even architecture along American lines. The Greek café and milk bar transformed Australian popular culture.Quite a number of Australia’s early Greek food caterers had relatives and friends living and working in the US or had been there themselves working as, or for, Greek American food caterers. During the 1910s, Greek oyster saloons and fish shops introduced the front-service soda fountain from the US as well as ‘American-style’ ice cream, milk chocolate, and candies. By the 1920s these oyster saloons and fish shops had transformed themselves into soda/sundae parlours, and had cultivated such an insatiable public demand for their new American-style food sensations, that American food companies quickly crossed the Pacific into the Antipodes. In the early 1930s the milkshake was popularised and the milk bar created, based upon the American drug-store soda parlour; the concept then travelled to New Zealand, South Africa, and Great Britain, and back to the US. By the late 1930s, the hamburger was emerging commercially in Australia’s Greek cafés. This was also the start of the ‘golden age’ of the Greek café and milk bar, which brought all these American food catering influences together and instigated a long-term working relationship with cinemas. By the mid-1940s jukeboxes had appeared in a number of Greek cafés and milk bars. Consequently, in the late 1950s, the rock’n’roll generation embraced the ‘Top 40’. In the late 1960s and early 1970s Greek cafés and milk bars were undergoing a transformation to ‘take-aways’ in response to rapidly growing fast food economy that they had assisted to develop. Traditional Greek cafes are now very few in number; nostalgic reminders of the powerful vehicles of social cultural change they once were.Presented by documentary photographer Effy Alexakis and social historian Leonard Janiszewski, the upcoming lecture investigates in detail the overall development of Greek cafés and milk bars across Australia (including Melbourne and Victoria), and the personal stories of those involved – proprietors, wait staff and customers – and in particular women. What the presentation clearly demonstrates is not only the transformative nature of Greek migration and settlement upon our nation, but that, to a significant extent, through the Greek diaspora Australia’s popular culture allegiances were being drawn to the United States rather than Britain. Australia had become part of the diaspora’s global circulation of ideas and experiences.MELBOURNE LECTURE SERIES: The two Macquarie University researchers will present a series of four free lectures: three on the history of the Greek café and milk bar in Australia, and one on the historical and contemporary occupational preferences of Greek Australians. These are to be hosted at the following venues:Preston Library 266 Gower Street, Preston Wednesday 26 April at 7.00 pm Bookings and details: (03) 8470 8042 Library 148 Drummond Street, Oakleigh Thursday 27 April at 2.00 pm Bookings and details: (03) 9563 4138 Park Library 394 Plenty Road, Mill Park Friday 28 April at 1.00 pm Bookings and details: (03) 9437 8189 pair will also present a second lecture: ‘Enterprise & Diversity: Greek Australian Occupational Pursuits, 1810s to Present’ as part of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria’s 2017 Lecture Series.From the late nineteenth century until the closing decades of the 20th century, Greeks played a large part in Australia’s food catering industry. They continued, nevertheless, to enter a wide variety of occupations. These included: agricultural and pastoral activities, mining, sea-related industries, itinerant work, secondary industries, public life, professional fields, and artistic and sporting avenues. Moreover, their contribution in some activities proved significant. Alexakis and Janiszewski firmly challenge the entrenched, popular stereotype of Greek Australians as being historically defined as essentially a collection of fish’n’chip shop owners and café and milk bar proprietors. Rather, the complex and broad involvement of Greek Australians in this nation’s mainstream development over the last two hundred years is clearly revealed, acknowledged, and celebrated.Where: Greek Centre, Bourke Street, Melbourne When: Thursday 27 April at 7.00 pm For more information: phone (03) 9662 2722 or head to and follow the event links. ‘Greek Cafés & Milk Bars of Australia’ (Halstead Press, 2016) and ‘In their own Image: Greek Australians’ (Hale & Iremonger, 1998) will be available for purchase and signing at these events. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Inondations dans le Var le bilan salourdit

first_imgInondations dans le Var : le bilan s’alourditVar, France – Le bilan des inondations dues aux pluies torrentielles qui se sont abattues hier sur le sud-est de la France s’alourdit. On dénombre actuellement quinze victimes et douze disparus dans le département du Var, le plus durement touché par cet épisode météorologique particulièrement violent. Parmi les communes les plus touchées, on compte celles de Draguignan, Trans-en-Provence, Fréjus, Roquebrune et Le Luc. “Ce matin, nous avons retrouvé un cœur de ville dévasté, extrêmement abîmé, avec des carcasses de voitures dans les rues, des routes effondrées, des maisons éventrées, des dégâts aux infrastructures” s’est désolée Corinne Orzechowski, sous-préfète de Draguignan, sur’alerte orange a été levée par Météo France dans les départements du sud-est concernés, et le temps est à l’amélioration. De nombreux foyers restent malgré tout privés d’électricité, tandis que l’activité ferroviaire, interrompue entre Nice et Toulon, ne devrait reprendre que demain.Le 16 juin 2010 à 15:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Apple La marque va sortir dici quelques mois son premier service de

first_imgApple : La marque va sortir d’ici quelques mois son premier service de streaming musicalC’est désormais sur le marché du service de streaming musical que la marque Apple compte s’imposer d’ici l’été prochain. Un nouveau terrain pour la marque à la pomme qui compte lancer iRadio, un service entièrement gratuit de radio streaming financé par la publicité.Au mois de juin prochain, Apple entend imposer son premier service de streaming musical en lançant sur le marché: iRadio. Service gratuit entièrement financé par la pub, iRadio, (qui se verra très certainement rattaché aux services déjà proposés par iTunes), permettra aux internautes de pouvoir écouter la radio via la plateforme d’Apple, avant de se voir proposer d’être redirigés si ils le souhaitent vers iTunes afin d’acheter le morceau de leur choix. Prévu pour débarquer au début de l’été prochain, comme l’a dernièrement expliqué une source bien informée au site The Verge, iRadio sera inauguré dans quelques mois au Royaume-Uni, aux États-Unis, en Allemagne ainsi qu’en France.Profitant du lancement prochain de l’iPhone 5S ou 6 présenté cet été, la marque à la pomme pourrait se saisir de cette occasion pour introduire sur le marché son nouveau service de radio streaming. Un service calqué sur le modèle Pandora, une webradio créée le 6 janvier 2000 incorporant un service automatisé de recommandation musicale.Le 31 mars 2013 à 20:03 • Guichaoua Virginielast_img read more

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Open Studios tour lets the curious see how art is created

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — Most days, Ann Cavanaugh spends about six hours in her art studio, tucked away in a wooded part of north Clark County, but opening her workspace to the public on Sunday provided a change of pace.“It’s fun to interact with the people in my space,” the glass artist said. “People appreciate that you’re an artist and you’re creating things.”She was one of 50 artists from across the county to participate in this year’s Clark County Open Studios tour, which lets the public see inside local art studios and see how art is made.A kiln was one of the first things guests saw when entering Cavanaugh’s studio. Her art — including abstracts, landscapes and portraits, all created with glass — were everywhere. On her shelves sat containers filled with different colors of frit — powder- to gravel-sized granules that are melted into glass. Pieces in various stages of creation were on display, so guests could see how she layers the frit before firing it.The retired public educator ran into budding artists she knew, and even told some of them that they could use her studio space some time. She also shared a couple of the techniques she’s stumbled upon: using stencils to apply layers of frit, and taking a heat gun to some of her pieces, creating a crackle look.last_img read more

Aguero can surpass Shearers Premier League goals record – Silva

first_imgSergio Aguero can beat Alan Shearer’s Premier League goals record, says Manchester City team-mate Bernardo SilvaThe Argentine striker netted his 148th goal in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion.But Aguero still has a long way to go before he can match Newcastle legend Shearer’s tally of 260 goals.However, Silva believes that Aguero does have the potential to reach the milestone.“I think he can reach it,” said Silva on Goal. “He’s got the potential.“Every season he keeps scoring more and more. We hope he can keep helping us win more titles in Manchester.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Sergio is the best scorer in Manchester City’s history,” added Silva.“He’s a legend not only for Manchester City but also for the Premier League, if not the best striker in the world then one of the best.“You have to admire players that score 30 goals and next season they don’t rest, they want to score 30 or 40 again. We have to admire that and be happy to have him and enjoy it.“If he reaches that level it will be even better because everyone knows how important Alan Shearer was for English football and for the Premier League.”Aguero has scored five goals in seven Premier League appearances and recently extended his contract at City until 2021.last_img read more

Swedish student shot robbed in busy Wynwood street

first_imgA spokesperson for the school released this statement:“It saddened our Miami Ad School family to hear that on Tuesday night, a graduating student, was walking near NW 2nd after dinner with his parents. While he was walking two men held him up at gunpoint. He fought back and although he was able to keep his belongings, he was shot twice. The good news is that he is expected to make a full recovery. He was extremely lucky and should be released from the hospital in a week.We send best wishes and healing thoughts his way and look forward to seeing his smiling face back at the school soon. This tragedy has not slowed him down and he is determined to attend graduation and continue on to New York to fulfill his career dreams. We can’t wait to watch him grow and inspire the next generation of students over the coming years.”Hammar was planning a job-hunting trip to New York City after graduation. His family said they are trying to remain optimistic. “We were just super happy for him, and then this happens,” said Peter. “Life can turn around on a dime very unexpectedly, but things could have been worse, so we don’t want to be too negative right now.”Since he is an international student, Hammar does not have health insurance in the U.S., so a GoFundMe page has been set up for his medical expenses.Miami Ad School told 7News they will do something special at the graduation ceremony, Friday night, in honor of Hammar and his recovery.Police continue to investigate. The victim’s brother, Peter Hammar, said he was almost shot in the head. “The guy said, ‘blast him’ and pointed a gun at his head,” Peter said as he spoke to 7News from Sweden. “My brother sort of shrugged back with hands up, and he missed, so things could have been really different right now, so we don’t really want to think about what could have been the situation today. It hasn’t really sunk in yet. We’re just trying to cope with the situation right now.”A group of Hammar’s friends who were also at the diner at around the same time said they saw Hammar lying on the pavement. “I saw him on the floor. I saw the blood,” said a female friend of the victim.The witnesses took a picture of the crime scene. “He was holding, I guess, where he got shot, and there was, like, blood everywhere,” said a male friend.The victim is being treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he is listed in critical but stable condition.People in Wynwood said they are in disbelief that the shooting happened in such a busy, central area. “One of the things I like about Wynwood is, you feel safe here,” said a man. “It’s a mix of all different walks of life, literally. I enjoy it a lot. That’s unfortunate.”“I think that’s just crazy, that it’s a small world, that we’re at the same restaurant, at the same moment, like, it’s crazy,” said the female friend who spotted Hammar.Miami Ad School’s graduation ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday. Hammar’s parents are expected to attend in his place. MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for two men who shot and robbed a Swedish student in one of the busiest parts of Wynwood, Tuesday night.Miami Ad School student Frank Hammar should be attending his college graduation, Friday. But instead, he is recovering from gunshot wounds at Jackson Memorial Hospital. According to his parents, he should be released from the hospital sometime next week. However, it will be a long road to recovery.Tuesday night, Hammar celebrated his college graduation with his parents, who had just arrived in town from Sweden, at the trendy Wynwood Diner. When Hammar began walking home, at around 11:30 p.m., two men following the victim from behind approached him about half a block from the restaurant, near the intersection of Northwest Second Avenue and 26th Street.Grainy surveillance video shows the victim on the sidewalk, looking behind him to see one of the men, seen wearing a hoodie, walking up to him while pointing a gun. Seconds later, a second male, wearing a sleeveless light-colored shirt, joins the other subject.Police said the subjects demanded Hammar’s cellphone and wallet. One of the robbers allegedly told Hammar, “Put everything on the floor. I’m not kidding.”The footage shows Hammar putting down his cellphone and then raising his hands while the robbers pat him down. Moments later, the video shows the subjects following Hammar as he starts to back away into the street, and that is when, police said, the men shot him in the abdomen.A surveillance camera caught the men running away from the scene. center_img If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more