Over 70000 votes for NBSC World Female Handball Player 2018

← Previous Story Dutch ladies and Helle Thomsen part ways Next Story → Perfect 2018 for SG Flensburg – THW Kiel stay in Championship race! Handball-Planet.com Contest for the World Female Handball Player 2018 powered by New Belgrade Summer Cup coming to the second week with over 70.000 votes in total!You still have time to support your favorite players until January 5.Vote for NBSC World Female Handball Player 2018

EHF CL 20182019 lineup confirmed

All 16 teams for the VELUX EHF Champions League Groups A and B and also all 12 sides for Groups C and D have been confirmed as the EHF Executive Committee members reached their decision on the teams taking part in the 2019/20 season.The group phase draw will take place on Thursday 27 June at 18:00 hrs at the Erste Campus in Vienna and will be streamed on ehfTV.com but also on ehfTV YouTube channel and EHF Champions League Facebook page.A draw preview and the seeding list with pots will be published in the beginning of next week at ehfCL.com.VELUX EHF Champions League 2019/20 Group PhaseGroups A&BHC Meshkov Brest (BLR)HC PPD Zagreb (CRO)Aalborg Handbold (DEN)SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER)Barça (ESP)Paris Saint-Germain HB (FRA)Telekom Veszprém HC (HUN)HC Vardar (MKD)Elverum (NOR)PGE VIVE Kielce (POL)FC Porto Sofarma (POR)RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko (SLO)HC Motor Zaporozhye (UKR)——————————————–THW Kiel (GER)Montpellier Handball (FRA)MOL-Pick Szeged (HUN)Groups C&DCocks (FIN)Dinamo Bucuresti (ROU)Chekhovskie Medvedi (RUS)IK Sävehof (SWE)Kadetten Schaffhausen (SUI)Tatran Presov (SVK)——————————————–GOG (DEN)Bidasoa Irun (ESP)HC Eurofarm Rabotnik (MKD)Orlen Wisla Plock (POL)Sporting Lisbon (POR)IFK Kristianstad (SWE) EHF CL 2018/2019 ← Previous Story Dominik Klein – DO Handball #13: My goal is to make handball in Munich stronger Next Story → RK Vardar and PSG Handball to lead EHF CL 2019/2020 groups read more

Hussein Ali Zaki about Egyptian success Our secret is a big heart

Egypt made a tremendous success at YOuth World Handball Championship 2019 in North Macedonia. After bronze medal of generation 1998 at Junior World Championship 2019 in Spain, boys born 2000 made a step forward in Skopje, where they won the world’s title, the first ever of one non-European team.The true legend and probably the biggest name of African handball ever, Hussein Ali Zaki (Egypt), was a part of the coaching staff who opened a new chapter of handball history in VIP Arena “Boris Trajkovski”:I think our secret is the big heart. All European teams are very strong, When our guys lost against France, we tried to calm down them and to shared our experience. After that match, we won all the other match, and this success will be one step up in their carriers.PHOTO: IHF, Filip Viranovski ← Previous Story Egyptians MVP and TOP scorer of the Youth World Championship 2019 Next Story → “The new star is born”, remember his name Mads Hoxer Hangaard read more

Irish Olympic Handball Team to Host Training Camp in Dublin

← Previous Story Telekom Veszprem and MOL Pick Szeged with strong domestic intro to EHF CL season Next Story → Domagoj Duvnjak to stay in Kiel until 2022: The best team in the world” KamaGames are proud to announce that Ireland’s senior Olympic handball team will be gathering in Dublin this weekend for a three day training camp as part of the continued development and growth of the sport in Ireland.On 13th September, members of the team will convene in Dublin for an intensive three day camp which will consist of daily training sessions as well as friendly matches with high-level local teams. The team will look to improve the technical and tactical skills of individual players while also fostering a cohesive spirit within the team.Having showed great potential during the Emerging Nations Championship in June – particularly in performances against the United States, Nigeria and Malta – the team hopes to use the training camp to build on that experience before participating in a Tri-Nations tournament at the end of October.As always, KamaGames are proud to help in contributing to the continued improvement of the national handball teams as well as fostering growth of the sport in Ireland.As the lead sponsor of the IOHA, KamaGames provides new, branded uniforms for men’s, women’s and junior teams and also ensures the Irish national squads are able to travel to international games around the world through the kit sponsorship agreement.As well as supporting the current national teams, KamaGames also invests in the development and support of handball as a popular national sport for children encouraging and nurturing the potential next generation of Olympians as well as promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.At KamaGames, we are proud of our continued support of the IOHA and continue to report on their progress throughout 2019. read more

Barca Lassa win in Irun

FC Barcelona Lassa showed domination in derby match of two best Spanish teams in the previous season. Xavi Pascual boys beat Bidasoa in Run 26:23 in the first derby match of the season in ASOBAL.23 – Bidasoa IrúnLedo (Rangel Luan); Crowley (1), Kauldi (5), Barthe, Rodrigo Salinas (3), Tesoriere, Seri (2); Cavero, Zabala (2), Serrano (2), Esteban Salinas (5), De la Salud, Renaud (1), Azkue (2) y Da Silva.26 – BarcelonaPérez de Vargas; Víctor Tomás (5), R. Entrerríos (1), Ariño (2), N’Guessan (1), Thaigus Petrus (1), Dolenec (2, 1 p.); Sorhaindo (1), Aleix Gómez (3, 2 p.), Mem (3), Cindric (1), Pascual, Palmarsson (4), Fabregas (2).Two teams getting ready for the first matches in EHF Champions League 2019/2020. Barca LassaBidasoa Irun ← Previous Story No winners in Schaffhausen Next Story → EHF CL 19/20 – Barca in Szeged, PSG Handball in Zagreb, Vardar in Montpellier read more

How to get 170000 Facebook likes from callcards and Ashling copybooks

first_imgThe right way to do it is to build the brand and following and then fit your products in with them as much as you can. If we stick to the brief, we attract the right people, and then it links back to the store.Choosing the right content to share is a big part of the success behind Rare Irish Stuff – and according to Dowling, it largely comes down to things that they enjoy. WHEN HE LEFT Ireland for Australia in 2008, Ian Dowling thought the recession would be over when he came back in a year.“At that time, everyone thought it was a bit of a dip, and things would have improved in a while. When I came back, things were a hell of a lot worse.”His previous training as an estate agent was of little use to him in one of the biggest property-related recessions on record, and as he says himself, it was never “exactly what I liked doing”. We do what we do because we enjoy old things, looking back at people in previous generation – Irish culture, helping people connect with it.“We provide a combination of content – a history lesson, a vintage picture, a location – combining those kind of things has worked well for us. We try and tick the boxes for everyone as best we can.” Source: Rare Irish StuffThe Facebook page has earned four social media award nominations, and Rare Irish Stuff has also been nominated for best e-commerce retailer at the upcoming net visionary awards.While Dowling is cagey about his plans for the future, he says that he has several plans for expanding the business.“There’s 80 million people who claim Irish heritage, and a lot of them celebrate their Irish culture more than any other roots they might have.”All of it, he says, will revolve around the same simple idea that has worked for the business already: keep to the brief, focus on the community and the content. Leave the hard sell out of it for the time being. Source: GifsoupRead: Facebook’s latest app is offering developing countries free access to Wikipedia and Google>Read: Here’s what your Facebook likes reveal about you>center_img I was looking for something to do I suppose…when I came back I had a blank canvas, and I just started dabbling in things online.One of those things was buying and selling Irish curios. He soon began to develop an expertise in the trade – and Rare Irish Stuff was born.Essentially, it’s an online shop which sells trinkets, artefacts and collectables that are uniquely Irish – the main purchasers are Irish pubs and the diaspora.The Facebook page, which was set up in 2011, is what sets the business apart. A snapshot from the Rare Irish Stuff Facebook page. Source: Rare Irish StuffWith over 176,000 likes, and interaction levels on posts that would make social media marketers weep with pride, it’s a class apart. However, there’s no highly paid consultant offering advice or agency partner manning the page day and night.The page is almost exclusively run by Dowling and his brother, the team behind Rare Irish Stuff.There’s reams written on social media marketing, but in the eyes of Dowling, who has built his brand’s online presence from the ground up, it’s not a wildly complex task – and shouldn’t necessarily be beyond an average SME. Source: Rare Irish StuffRecipe for success“Social media is one of the keys to our success. It’s helped bring a number of ingredients together and publicise it, it’s a massive part of our business”, says Dowling. Undoubtedly, he adds, it drives sales.However, you’re unlikely to see a special offer, a discount for liking-and-sharing, or other ‘calls to action’, as marketers refer to them, on the Rare Irish Stuff page.It’s more about creating a place with content that people feel an affinity for, says Dowling. Keeping it simple, he argues, is the best strategy of all. Source: Rare Irish Stuff“Stick to the brief. It’s as simple as that. Any mistakes we may have made could be linked to straying from that…that’s what people signed up for.”last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Thursday

first_img160 jobs are set to go as MBNA closes its call centre in Carrick-on-Shannon.A woman died after she fell onto the train track at Raheny Dart station in Dublin.The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has said that the Mooney Show on RTÉ was wrong to broadcast a programme that supported same-sex marriage.Multiple human remains have been found by archaeologists outside Trinity College as part of Luas construction works.Two people were found alive but the body of man was recovered in a search off the Cork coast.The High Court has ordered a TD and two councillors to stop blockading Greyhound bin trucks in Dublin.It doesn’t look like the Transport Minister will intervene in the rail dispute that’s threatening services on All-Ireland Final days.INTERNATIONAL Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images#CLIFF RICHARD: Police in the UK have searched a property owned by singer Cliff Richard over a sexual abuse allegation he has denied.#FERGUSON: Two journalists were arrested and detained by police while reporting on the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in the US.#DOUBLE DIP: Weak economic data from Germany, France and Italy has sent shock waves through the eurozone.#ROBIN WILLIAMS: The wife of Robin Williams has said that the actor was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease when he diedINNOVATIONEver wish your computer had a remote control? Turn your smartphone into one. Is the internet nearly full and going to shut down? [The Guardian]PARTING SHOT Source: madonna/YouTubeIn Madonna’s Vogue, the singer name-checked 16 movie icons as part of her homage to the golden age of Hollywood cinema. Lauren Bacall who died on Tuesday was the last surviving member of the group. [Slate] NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe promoting work by the Cabra for Youth Street Art Group at Broombridge Railway Station. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Imageslast_img read more

18 teens started treatment for substance misuse this year

first_imgTHE HSE SAW 18 teenagers, between the age of 16 and 19, begin treatment for substance misuse in the first three months of this year.A report in the Medical Independent confirms the young people were receiving care from the HSE’s addiction services.Overall, the addiction services saw 4,450 adult substance misusers start treatment. Almost half were treated for alcohol addiction, according to figures released to journalist David Lynch under an FOI request.Heroin was the next most common problem, followed by ‘other illicit drugs’ and then over-the-counter drugs.The South region was the busiest, with Dublin Mid Leinster second and HSE West and Dublin North East following.At the end of March this year, the total number of people in treatment was 9,698, the majority of whom are in their 30s.See more in the Medical IndependentDublin Fire Brigade investigating how a wheel fell off an ambulance while drivingNHS clarifies “call for Irish blood donations”last_img read more

Greek property tax among the highest in Europe

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Washington-based think tank, the Tax Foundation, found that over-taxation was growing in Greece following a study of data from the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD).The Tax Foundation examined the tax burden on ownership and its ratio to tax revenues of properties in Greece and found that Greek property owners were among Europe’s most heavily burdened by taxes. The study found that most countries both in Europe and globally have a particularly low ratio of property ownership taxes to total tax revenues averaging at 4.6 per cent of all tax takings in the EU. In Greece, the figure was at 8.1 per cent. At the other end of the spectrum, Estonia collects just 0.7 per cent of its tax takings from property, followed by Austria, Lithania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic where the number ranges between 1.3 and 1.4 per cent.READ MORE: Property owners in Greece facing significant increase in taxationGreek property taxes had particularly risen following 2007, when the rate of Greece stood at 5.3 per cent against the OECD member average of 5.5 per cent. Since then, the Greek ratio has risen to reach 8.9 per cent in 2013 with the imposition of EETIDE, the property tax collected through power bills. The single property ENFIA tax has also meant an 68 per cent increase in the ratio of property taxes in Greece within just six years. The ENFIA load was somewhat eased up during the government of Antonis Samaras when it was reduced to 8 per cent, however it had grown to 8.4 per cent under the government of Alexis Tsipras in 2004 despite his pre-election promises of eradicating ENFIA, which was initially introduced as a one-off tax burden.READ MORE: Hellenic Cadastre issues an infogram with easy steps to register Greek propertyIn a new promise made prior to the July 7 Greek government elections, the SYRIZA government has pledged an average ENFIA reduction of 10 per cent for this year.last_img read more

PETA activists protest against mistreatment of Santorinis donkeys

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Animal rights activists in the United States held a rally outside the building of the Greek Embassy in Washington.The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) staged the protest to call an end to Santorini’s donkey rides that require the animals to endure inhumane conditions while taking tourists up and down the island’s steep cliffs.Oftentimes the donkeys are mistreated and forced to transport tourists, some overweight, in scorching heat without water and then continue working late into the night, carrying garbage. Once they get old, they are abandoned and left to die, according to PETA.PETA President Ingrid Newkirk wants the Greek authorities to stop this abuse, and the organisation issued a press release stating that the protest is the third of several demonstrations taking place this week at embassies around the globe.last_img read more

Beaches in Greece and Cyprus named among worlds Top 50

first_imgA hot spot for summer, it’s not surprising Greece’s beaches are continuously being named among the world’s best.Drawing on votes from their readers, aggregated scores from previous media results, official Blue Flag locations and contributions from their editorial team, this month Big 7 Travel released a list of Top 50 beaches around the world, and two of Greece’s beaches made the cut.Sitting at No. 35 is Psarou Beach on Mykonos, which has been described as “pure paradise”.“There’s no shortage of stunning beaches in Mykonos, but this cosmopolitan stretch of white sand is a must-see,” says Big 7 Travel.“Psarou beach, with its turquoise waters and sheltered bay, is popular with celebrities and there’s often large yachts.“There’s a waiting list in peak season for beds, but it’s worth it …”Also on the list at No. 26, is Elafonisi Beach in Crete.“Once a local secret, this unusual pink beach has become a popular destination in recent years. The fine white sand is pinkish at several spots because of the crushed seashell powder.“It’s connected by a sandbar to an island nature reserve, so you can stroll along the shore and enjoy the view.”RELATED ARTICLE: Keeano, the Greek startup making a splash at beachesElafonisi Beach.A beach in neighbouring Cyprus also made the cut – in fact Fig Tree Bay in the resort of Protaras came in at No. 3.“Fig Tree Bay is a scenic sandy beach in the resort of Protaras, Cyprus, with an uninhabited islet that you can swim to from the shore,” says Big 7 Travel.“The beach has golden sand, lively beach bars and plenty of umbrellas to shelter from the sun. It’s popular, so don’t expect an empty beach, but it’s so pretty you won’t mind sharing.”Fig Tree Bay in Cyprus.Meanwhile Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands in Australia was named in second place, and Zlatni rat (Golden Horn Beach) in Brac, Croatia took out the top spot.READ MORE: Athens open-air cinemas: movie magic under a moonlit canopy Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Lemnos and Gallipoli remembered at Lemnos Square Albert Park

first_imgDespite being a cold and windy morning, close to a hundred attendees gathered at Melbourne’s very own Lemnos Square with its unique Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial, for the fourth annual commemoration of Lemnos’ role in Australia’s Gallipoli story.The annual service, organised by Melbourne’s Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, was attended by a number of dignitaries including the Consul-General of the Hellenic Republic, Dimitrios Michalopoulos; Mark Lovesey representing the British Consul-General; Federal MP and Shadow Veterans affairs spokesperson Shayne Newmann who had flown from Queensland for the service; the Victorian Minister for Veterans Robin Scott MP representing the Premier; and Neil Angus MP representing the Leader of the Opposition. Gavin Jennings MP, Victorian Special Minister of State; Georgie Crozier MLC and Nina Taylor MC also attended.Representatives from Victoria’s veteran’s community included Rob Webster OAM RSL Victorian Branch President; Colonel Jan McCarthy Victorian RSL Nurses Sub-Branch President; Steve Kyritsis RSL Hellenic Sub-Branch President; Douglas Pendergast Oakleigh Sub-Branch President; and Ange Kenos Essendon Sub-Branch President. Veteran descendent Shirley Devery represented the Battle of Crete and Greece Commemorative Committee. The nursing community was represented by Arlene Bennett of the Nurses Memorial Centre, Pip Carew Assistant Secretary of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation and Pru Cox President of Alfred Hospital Nurses League.Many local government representatives were in attendance, including from Port Philip, the Mayor Cr Dick Gross and Councillors Louise Crawford (Deputy Mayor), Bernadene Voss and Marcus Pearl. Other local government representatives were Cr Steve Stefanopoulos Mayor of Stonnington, Cr Georgina Papaphatiou Deputy Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Virginia Tachos of Brimbank, Cr Mike Zafiropoulos of Manningham and Cr Jim Doukas of Moyne Shire.As with previous years, the gathering was well-attended by many of Melbourne’s Hellenic community, with representatives of the Pankorithinian Association, Pontiaki Estia, Pammessinian Brotherhood Papaflessas, the Krithia Association, the Panarkadians, the Greek Australian Cultural League, Society of Kalamata, Merimna Pontian Ladies of Oceania, the George Devine Treloar Memorial Committee, the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Oakleigh Grammar. And of course there were many members of Melbourne’s large Lemnian community taking part, including President Jim Karabourniotis.The Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial annual service. Photo: Jim ClavenSome of the dignitaries in attendance at the service. Photo: Jim ClavenThe Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial annual service. Photo: Jim ClavenCr Gross’ address highlighted the significance of the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial to the City of Port Phillip, with many diggers and nurses connected to the area having sailed from nearby Port Melbourne to Lemnos. These included Albert Jacka VC and Clarice Daley. Clarice was from Elwood and would marry on Lemnos to Sergeant Ernest Lawrence during the campaign, with both Clarice and Ernest later being buried in St Kilda Cemetery.Consul-General Michalopoulos spoke of the significance of the Australian presence on Lemnos in 1915, expressing the view that the inhabitants would have taken a sense of security with their arrival on the island. Mr Scott, Mr Angus and the Hon Newmann gave addresses, with the latter recounting the role of soldiers and nurses from his native Queensland on the island, in particular the important role of Brisbane’s Matron Grace Wilson and the men of the 9th Battalion who helped erect the Australia Pier near Mudros, which still stands to this day. He thanked the Committee for its part last year in having unveiled a new memorial on Lemnos restoring the name of the pier.In his address to the gathering, Mr Tarlamis OAM recounted the story of Lemnos’ role in Anzac, the thousands of Australian soldiers and 130 Australian nurses who served and the 148 who remain buried there. He went on to focus on the day’s release of the Committee’s new publication ‘Lemnos & Gallipoli Revealed’ written by myself. This 350 page large format publication reproduces more than 300 historic photographs taken by the Anzacs on Lemnos during the Gallipoli campaign, the vast majority of which have never before been published. Mr Tarlamis said the Committee was proud to be able to bring this important historical publication to a wider public and expressed the view that through its publication the Committee’s aim of enhancing awareness of Lemnos’ role in Gallipoli would be better understood.RELATED ARTICLE: Anzac Day: Lemnos’ Role Remembered in Greece and AustraliaArmy Cadet Chaplain Darren Thomas with Jim Alexopoulos, President of the Panarkadians. Photo: Jim ClavenJim Claven with Brimbank Councillors Virginia Tachos and Georgina Papaphotiou, the Deputy Mayor of Brimbank. Photo: Virginia TachosArmy Cadet Chaplain Darren Thomas with Jim Alexopoulos, President of the Panarkadians. Photo: Jim ClavenIn delivering the service’s key note address, I pointed out the significance of the Lemnos story in not only the Hellenic link to Australia’s Anzac story but also as the little appreciated beginning in the coming together of Australian and Hellenic culture. I reflected on some of the moving stories that I have come across and are included in the book, from one digger writing home of his enjoyment at taking part in New Year celebrations in a local village on the island, to another’s sharing lunch with a local farmer on a hill above Mudros Bay. The many stories recounted in the book explain in words the backdrop to many of the scenes depicted in the photographs. Together these stories and pictures represent a unique Australian documentation of Lemnos and its life over 100 years ago. It is a story that needs to be told. In conclusion, I thanked theCommittee for placing its trust in me and to the many institutions and individuals who have contributed to the publication in terms of supplying photographs and other archival material, those who contributed financially and those who worked on the layout and printing of the book itself.The formal service included the 30 Army Cadet Unit, again forming the service’s catafalque party, Dimitris Tambakis in traditional Lemnian costume, a prayer read by Australian Army Cadet Chaplain Darren Thomas, wreath laying and playing of the last post and the Australian and Greek national anthems by the Royal Australian Navy Band. Oscar Pearce, a student from Albert Park College, gave the reading recounting a story from Matron Grace Wilson’s diary, recording the wave of wounded that greeted the arrival of the nurses and the lack of medical equipment available to them during their first days on Lemnos. As with previous years, in honour of Piper Albert Monk who served on Lemnos with the 3rd Australian General Hospital, the service included the playing of the Scottish bagpipes by Stacey Harris and Eric from the Melbourne City Pipe Band. The service concluded with the unveiling of Melbourne artist George Petrou’s new painting commemorating the role of Lemnos in the Gallipoli story, followed by the release of my book ‘Lemnos & Gallipoli Revealed’ and a book signing. On behalf of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, Mr Tarlamis OAM thanked all for attending the service.Albert Park student Oscar Pearce delivers his address, as a member of the 30 Army Cadet Unit stands guard. Photo: Jim ClavenPiper Stacey Harris of the Melbourne City Pipe Band with George Petrou and his new painting commemorating Lemnos and Gallipoli. Photo: Jim ClavenJim Claven with his book ‘Lemnos & Gallipoli Revealed’ at the book signing. Photo: Jenny OwensAlbert Park student Oscar Pearce delivers his address, as a member of the 30 Army Cadet Unit stands guard. Photo: Jim ClavenCopies of the new publication ‘Lemnos & Gallipoli Revealed’ can be obtained by contacting the Committee’s President, Lee Tarlamis OAM via email: leetarlamis@hotmail.com. The book is priced at $80, excluding postage and packaging. A formal launch of the book is being planned for later this year at a location to be confirmed within the Melbourne CBD.RELATED ARTICLE: New book reveals Greece’s role in Australia’s Anzac legend Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Pour tromper ses prédateurs cette araignée fabrique une fausse araignée

first_imgPour tromper ses prédateurs, cette araignée fabrique… une fausse araignéeDans l’Amazonie péruvienne, des chercheurs ont découvert une nouvelle espèce d’araignée appartenant au genre Cyclosa. Elle ne mesure pas plus de 5 millimètres mais montre une stratégie inattendue pour éloigner les prédateurs : elle fabrique une fausse araignée.N’ayez pas peur, ceci n’est pas une vraie araignée ! C’est juste un leurre fabriqué par une araignée qui elle, est bien réelle. C’est à proximité du Tambopata Research Center en pleine Amazonie péruvienne que l’étonnante découverte a été faite. En se promenant dans la forêt, des chercheurs sont tombés sur cet arachnide de taille moyenne fixé sur une toile. Au vu de son aspect, ils ont alors pensé qu’il était peut-être mort et s’était desséché là. Mais en s’approchant, ils ont constaté que celui-ci bougeait un petit peu et était donc bien vivant. Du moins c’est ce qu’ils ont cru jusqu’à qu’ils s’approchent encore davantage.Là, ils ont vu que l’araignée était tout sauf réelle : il s’agissait en fait d’un corps fabriqué à l’aide de morceaux de feuilles, de débris et d’insectes morts. Qui avait bien pu construire ce leurre ? Les chercheurs n’ont pas tardé à le découvrir. Tout proche de la fausse araignée, ils ont trouvé l’auteur de la construction : une véritable araignée mesurant pas plus de 5 millimètres. En l’observant et en comparant son aspect avec d’autres, ils ont alors conclu qu’ils étaient en présence d’une espèce encore inconnue appartenant au genre Cyclosa. Les araignées de ce genre sont déjà connues pour utiliser des débris dans leur toile dans le but d’attirer leurs proies voire de tromper tout ce qui pourrait essayer de les attaquer. Néanmoins, le talent de ce petit arachnide n’avait encore jamais été observé. En effet, la fausse araignée fabriquée est d’une fidélité et d’une complexité inédite : avec ses pattes, elle ressemble vraiment à une plus grande version de la nouvelle espèce découverte.Prochaine étape : décrire la nouvelle espèceÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Après avoir interrogé d’autres experts, je n’ai pas semblé trouver d’autres exemples d’un animal créant une plus grande version de lui-même pour échapper à la prédation, rendant cette espèce non seulement intéressante pour les taxonomistes qui vont nommer la nouvelle espèce mais aussi pour ceux qui étudient le comportement animal”, explique le biologiste Phil Torres sur le blog de Perunature.com. Après trois jours de recherche, ce scientifique et ses collègues ont trouvé pas moins de 25 araignées de cette espèce dans la zone entourant le Tambopata Research Center, mais pas au-delà. La prochaine étape consiste donc à en savoir plus ces petites araignées, leur distribution, leurs caractéristiques ainsi que leur comportement. Ces facteurs seront ensuite comparés à ceux des autres spécimens du même genre pour savoir en quoi celles-ci sont différentes. Ce n’est alors qu’une fois l’araignée décrite et les conclusions publiées qu’elle pourra recevoir son nom.(crédits photo : Phil Torres) Le 19 décembre 2012 à 15:46 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

3-Year-Old’s Creepy ‘The Nun’-Themed Birthday Party Goes Viral on Twitter

first_img PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site This better be my future child or I’ll be super upset. https://t.co/xGXEzOFzX6— Joanna (@greekgirl241) June 7, 2019 Happy Birthday Lucia!!! HAPPY EVERY DAY!!♥♥♥— Bonnie Aarons (@bonnieaarons1) June 6, 2019Other members of the Twitter community also thought Lucia was incredibly cute for her unconventional birthday party idea.I will never be as cool as Lucìa the 3 year old that had The Nun themed birthday party pic.twitter.com/kSvwMIfk4Z— Ronnie Lauth (@RonnieLauth) June 6, 2019 Stay on target Props to the parents for allowing this little one to be HAPPY on her birthday! I love everything about this! https://t.co/lhzfarDLf2— Autumn (@autumnduris) June 6, 2019center_img So it was my cousins 3rd birthday and instead of having a normal theme she chose this pic.twitter.com/U3FYpeGKTM— ANDREA (@dreeaaxo_) June 5, 2019 A three-year-old girl decided to take her birthday party theme to the next level with some frightening inspiration from The Nun, a popular 2018 horror film within The Conjuring movie universe, and the internet can’t handle it.In Monterrey, Mexico, three-year-old Lucia was the little starlet of her The Nun-themed birthday party, which included a piñata designed to resemble the Nun, a horror-themed cake, and Lucia dressing up like the demonic character from head-to-toe, Fox 11 News reported. Andrea Villarreal, Lucia’s cousin who attended the spooky celebration, shared some epic pictures on Twitter and they’ve received more than 500,000 likes so far.So it was my cousins 3rd birthday and instead of having a normal theme she chose this pic.twitter.com/U3FYpeGKTM— ANDREA (@dreeaaxo_) June 5, 2019Apparently, Lucia’s friends joined in on the fun as well and participated in some morbid face painting.And if anyone was wondering yes her friends also participated in the theme pic.twitter.com/DDBnU2Qfmg— ANDREA (@dreeaaxo_) June 5, 2019“Her parents did not question it at all, they were very supportive on her wanting this theme, especially because Lucia was very persistent,” Villarreal told My San Antonio in an interview. “They had to go out of their way to make the pinata and cake special for the occasion because as you can imagine, you those aren’t popular requests.”Following Villarreal ‘s post, Lucia received numerous celebrity shoutouts on Twitter, including some words of praise from Us director Jordan Peele and Bonnie Aarons, the star who plays the Nun in the horror flick.Does she have a Godfather? https://t.co/70rUk0Lgiy— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) June 5, 2019 I did this in her honor pic.twitter.com/W7lSwy8jdv— Victor-Hugo Borges (@victorhvgo) June 5, 2019More on Geek.com:Watch: Harry Potter Fans Freak Out Over ‘Dobby Creature’ in Eerie VideoFreaky Human Flesh-Inspired Coin Purse Goes Viral on TwitterCute Cat From ‘Pet Sematary’ Mysteriously Dies After Film’s Debutlast_img read more

Prime Minister Christie greets US President Barak Obama

first_img Zika virus getting stern reaction from country leaders This day in history: Barack makes history & Guy Fawkes legend is born Related Items:barack obama, prime minister christie Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNew York City, 23 Sept 2014 – While in New York City to address the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly on climate change, Prime Minister Christie and First Lady Bernadette Christie attended a reception hosted by United States President, Barak Obama. The reception was held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on Tuesday evening, 23rd September 2014. Former US President Barack Obama Visits Turks and Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

TCI Stacy Cox Promoted To CEO of TCHTA

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 20, 2017 – Providenciales – The Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) today announced that Stacy Cox has ascended to the role of CEO of the organization as of September 2017.   The transition to CEO formalizes much of the responsibility that Cox has already progressively adopted. Cox represents the membership of TCHTA on matters affecting the tourism and hospitality industry, both locally and internationally, including advocacy issues and marketing initiatives, which help build a sustainable tourism product through awareness, outreach and educational programs. She also serves as the key liaison to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the current President of its Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE).“I’m honored to receive this promotion,” said Cox. “And I am excited to lead the Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association forward, continuing our efforts to accomplish key objectives on behalf of our members and by extension the destination’s hospitality and tourism industry.”Cox joined the TCHTA as Association Executive in September 2011 and was later promoted to Executive Director.  A native of the Bahamas and a citizen of the Turks and Caicos Islands, she brings 20+ years of hospitality experience to the TCHTA.“Stacy brings that rare combination savvy, sophistication and a forward-looking view of the industry that we need to succeed,” said Nikheel Advani, President of the TCHTA.   “A proven advocate who works well with those across the industry, Stacy is more than ready to take the next step in leadership. This title change is a natural evolution that recognizes Stacy’s successively growing responsibilities here at the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association.”Advani continues, “I speak on behalf of the entire Association when I say that we look forward to Stacy’s continued service to our members, and in protecting the interests of the broader hospitality and tourism industry.”Cox’s storied career as one of the region’s most respected and knowledgeable professionals in hospitality began at the world-famous Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas, where she quickly moved her way up the ranks.   Since relocating to the Turks and Caicos in 1997, she has held several General Manager positions at luxury resorts including the Windsong Resort and Royal West Indies Resort.Cox has also served as a Board Member for TCHTA, co-founded the TCI Hospitality Adventure – Lit’l Chef program, and many other tourism related projects.Press Release: TCHTA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

ASA Praises Senate for Approving WRDA Conference Report

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) applauded the Senate’s overwhelming approval of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) conference report. Monday night, the Senate voted 81-12 to approve the ASA-supported legislation, which sends it to the White House for the President’s signature. ASA has long championed WRDA legislation because it is vital to improve and modernize locks and dams that transport soybeans, particularly on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.The House approved the WRDA legislation in August in a vote of 381-40. “Soybean growers are eager to see this legislation put to work,” said ASA President John Hoffman, a soybean grower from Waterloo, Iowa. “These much-needed improvements to the Mississippi and Illinois waterways are essential to the economic well-being and international competitiveness of U.S. soybeans.”Hoffman gives credit to the many soybean growers who have joined with ASA in communicating the importance of the WRDA legislation to Congress. Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Kit Bond (R-MO) are among the Senate leaders on the legislation. In the House, Representatives Jim Oberstar (D-MN), John Mica (R-FL), Jerry Costello (D-IL) and Kenny Hulshof (R-MO) have worked tirelessly to see WRDA pass.“This legislation has benefited from strong bipartisan support to achieve passage in the House and Senate,” Hoffman said. “We urge President Bush to quickly sign WRDA into law.”More than 75 percent of U.S. soybean exports move to world ports via the upper Mississippi and Illinois River systems. While U.S. waterways remain the most economical and environmentally friendly way to move U.S. soybeans to foreign and domestic markets, more than 50 percent of U.S. locks and dams have aged beyond their life cycle and many are crumbling. Many are unable to handle today’s barges that are twice as long as when the system was built in the 1930s. Because many barges must be split, higher transportation costs, lower commodity prices and fewer international sales for U.S. farmers occur.WRDA legislation will provide funding for construction of seven new locks and other critical improvements on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers. In addition, it includes funding for many important ecosystem restoration projects along the rivers.last_img read more

Panel Asks for Plan to Sustain Range Test Facility Infrastructure

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Citing range and test facility infrastructure that has been deteriorating over time, the House Armed Services Committee is directing DOD to assess the military construction needs of DOD’s Major Range and Test Facility Base as called for in the department’s most recent strategic plan for test and evaluation (T&E) resources, according to the report accompanying the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.The assessment should include an estimated cost to replace or bring to code deficient structures, as well as a plan to ensure the department’s range and test facilities have sufficient capacity to support current and future operations, the report language states.“The committee recognizes that the [Major Range and Test Facility Base] must remain sized, operated and maintained to preserve core, governmental T&E capabilities,” the lawmakers state.Despite constituting “national assets,” the range and test facility base has become antiquated and increasingly difficult to maintain, according to a March 2013 strategic plan cited by the committee.“Obsolescence and deterioration contribute significantly to increased levels of maintenance, reductions in reliability and an overall increase in operating costs,” the plan issued by DOD’s Test Resource Management Center stated.“Services are under pressure to keep existing ground test facilities viable and relevant to meet immediate and forecasted needs. Across all services, there has been a downward trend in T&E military construction appropriations to address ongoing maintenance, sustainment and modernization needs of our T&E facilities,” according to the strategic plan.The House is scheduled to take up the authorization bill, H.R. 1735, starting Wednesday. The legislation and the report are available on the committee website.last_img read more

Special drive to ensure safety of school children

first_imgHyderabad: To ensure the safety of school children the Hyderabad Traffic Police has started a special drive to check the condition of school buses, vans, auto rickshaws carrying school children in entire Hyderabad city from the second week of this month. The Joint Commissioner of Transport department in association with Hyderabad Traffic Police officers formed special teams. The teams led by Traffic ACP are conducting the special drives daily. Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us These teams are conducting special drive from 07.30 am to 09.30 am and from 03 pm to 5 pm. Special focus is kept on vehicles without fitness certificates. Licences of drivers are being examined. Breath analyzer tests are also being held to catch drunken drivers. Other violations they are looking for include overloading, minor driving etc. Also Read – Woman found dead, relatives stage dharna in Kamareddy Advertise With Us These special teams also held meeting with the school managements and drivers of the buses, vans and autos, and also counselled the parents of school children who are carrying extra children on their two-wheelers and explain them about the do’s and don’ts for the security and safety of school children. The Hyderabad traffic police has requested all parents of school children not to send their children in a vehicle carrying more than the seating capacity. Advertise With Us Transporting children in overloaded vehicle is a clear violation of traffic rules as it endangers the lives of children. Hyderabad Traffic Police requests the school managements and parents to check the validity of documents specially driving licences of driver and fitness certificates of vehicles before utilising such vehicles.Twitter: Hyderabad traffic policeFacebook: Hyderabad traffic policeCitizens are requested to inform the police of any violations through Hyderabad traffic police Facebook and Twitter accounts, traffic helpLine (9010203626) or through Traffic Live app.last_img read more

BJP terms suspension of Amarnath Yatra unfortunate

first_imgHyderabad: Telangana BJP spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao termed it is unfortunate that the annual pilgrimage of Amaranth Yatra has to be cut short due to the Pakistan sponsored terrorism. In a statement here on Saturday, he said Amarnath Yatra is a religious, spiritual and pious pilgrimage of millions of Hindus. However, it is unfortunate that the terror threat looms large on this yatra. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us Though the Union Home Ministry under Amit Shah has taken every possible step to ensure utmost care to the pilgrimages, the State-sponsored terrorism of Pakistan has once against surfaced its ugly face with the armed forces unearthing the ammunition, snipers etc, besides the intelligence inputs suggesting their plans to attack pilgrims. On the one hand, it directly impacts the spiritual pilgrimage of millions of Hindus, on the other, it hits the economy of Jammu and Kashmir which is already in doldrums. Also Read – Non-bailable warrant to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury Advertise With Us Such terrorist attacks would hit whatever little jobs created temporarily to the locals during the pilgrimage. Terming “the man on the other side, and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is responsible, he said, he talks of peace in the USA. But, on returning to Pakistan, he falls back on the same agenda to attack Indians on every possible reason,” he added.last_img read more