SEHA Gazprom League Final4 2019 in Brest

seha gazprom league As the regular part of the season is coming to an end, it is time for the place and date of the 8th Final 4 of the SEHA – Gazprom League to be known. This year’s Final 4 tournament will be held in Brest, Republic of Belarus, on 2nd and 3rd of April. Brest will, for the 2nd time in SEHA history, host four best teams and experience the best what regional handball has to offer. Together with the Handball club Meshkov Brest, SEHA will once again organize a spectacular event filled with great handball moments, which will serve as an amazing edition to the millennial birthday of the city of Brest. “It is our great pleasure to, once again, organize Final 4 together with the Handball Club Meshkov Brest and we are sure that the Final 4 will be another unforgettable experience for handball club Meshkov Brest, city of Brest, fans and Belarusian handball in general. Meshkov Brest are regular participants of the Final 4 tournament and they deserve to bring the best of regional handball to its city and country. We are delighted that our 8th Final 4 will take place in Brest and that we will be a part of the millennial fiesta of the city of Brest”, said Sinisa Ostoic, managing director of SEHA – Gazprom League.“SEHA Final 4 in Brest is an excellent present dedicated to the millennium anniversary of Brest to all the residents of the city. For our club, our city and the country it is a great honour to host such a high-level international competition. Two years ago, the club management displayed its high potential in hosting the SEHA Final 4 and enjoyed a well-deserved recognition by both the SEHA League management and the European Handball Federation. As for the competitive element, our team is a regular participant of the SEHA Final 4. I do hope that in the forthcoming home of the SEHA Final 4 tournament we will be able to bring joy to our fans and win the prestigious trophy. We are convinced it is going to be a tremendous sporting event”, said Pavel Bashkin, sports director of Handball Club Meshkov Brest.Let’s experience Final 4 together. See you in Brest! All interested parties will be informed accordingly about the start of media accreditation, playing schedule and broadcast of the Final 4 tournament. ← Previous Story BATTLE FOR BUDAPEST 2019: FTC VS Rostov Don, CSM Bucuresti to Metz Next Story → VIDEO: Two decisive minutes of Benfica – Sporting clash read more

Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and

first_img The US is building a case against Iran in the attacks on Saudi Arabia, but Trump is in no rush to act They have short-barreled 5.56-mm rifles based on the military M4 carbine, with scopes that can accurately hit a target out to 500 meters. On their side they carry pistols. On their front, over their body armor, they carry at least four to six extra magazines, loaded with 30 rounds each.Their uniform would be mistaken for a soldier’s if it weren’t for their “Police” patches. They wear green tops, and pants fashioned after the U.S. Marine Corps MARPAT camouflage pattern. And they stand in front of a massive uparmored truck called a Bearcat, similar in look to a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or as the troops who rode in them call it, the MRAP.When did this become OK? When did “protect and serve” turn into “us versus them”?“Why do these cops need MARPAT camo pants again,” I asked on Twitter this morning. One of the most interesting responses came from a follower who says he served in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division: “We rolled lighter than that in an actual warzone.” Police wearing riot gear walk toward a man with his hands raised. Source: AP/Jeff Roberson Source: Matt Ford/Twitter The police point their weapons at a car as it pulls away after tear gas was used by authorities Monday in Ferguson, Missouri. Paul Szoldra is the West Coast editor of Business Insider, and served eight years as an infantry squad leader and instructor for the U.S. Marine Corps, in such places as Afghanistan, Korea, and Japan.WHILE SERVING AS a US Marine on patrol in Afghanistan, we wore desert camouflage to blend in with our surroundings, carried rifles to shoot back when under enemy attack, and drove around in armored vehicles to ward off roadside bombs.We looked intimidating, but all of our vehicles and equipment had a clear purpose for combat against enemy forces. So why is this same gear being used on our city streets?On Saturday, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man. In the days that have followed, the town with a population of about 21,000 has seen massive protests in response to the shooting, as some witnesses said Brown had his hands up when he was killed.Putting aside what started the protests for a moment, it’s worth discussing the police response to the outrage. In photos taken Monday, we are shown a heavily armed SWAT team. Why does a Missouri town of 21,000 need a police force more heavily armed than the mid-1980s Royal Ulster Constabulary?— Matt Ford (@fordm) August 12, 2014 Police wearing riot gear try to disperse a crowd. Source: AP Photo/Jeff Roberson SpaceX is trying to buy a hamlet inside its Texas rocket-launch site because it ‘did not anticipate’ there’d be any ‘significant disruption’ to residents who live there The Pixel watch that never was: An inside look at how Google’s smartwatch efforts beat Apple to the punch, but then broke down and never recovered (GOOG, GOOGL) A car plowed through the main hall of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York Let’s be clear: This is not a war zone — even if the FAA banned flights under 3,000 feet. This is a city outside of St. Louis where people on both sides are angry. Protesters have looted and torched a gas station, and shots were fired at police, according to The Washington Post.The scene is tense, but the presence of what looks like a military force doesn’t seem to be helping.“Bring it. You fucking animals, bring it,” one police officer was caught on video telling protesters. In Ferguson and beyond, it seems that some police officers have shed the blue uniform and have put on the uniform and gear of the military, bringing the attitude along with it.Here’s journalist Radley Balko, author of “Rise of the Warrior Cop“: Source: TwitterIn Afghanistan, we patrolled in big, armored trucks. We wore uniforms that conveyed the message, “We are a military force, and we are in control right now.” Many Afghans saw us as occupiers.And now we see some of our police officers in this same way. “The militarization of law enforcement is counter-productive to domestic policing and needs to stop,” tweeted Andrew Exum, a former Army infantry officer.If there’s one thing I learned in Afghanistan, it’s this: You can’t win a person’s heart and mind when you are pointing a rifle at his or her chest.- Paul Szoldra and Michael B. KelleyRead: No-fly zone over town where unarmed black teen was shot by police >last_img read more

Ukraine sends its own aid convoy east following fears over Russias Trojan

first_imgThe Russian trucks. Source: AP Photo/Pavel GolovkinUKRAINE HAS SAID it will send its own aid convoys to the war-torn east of the country, as wrangling continued over a mammoth column of Russian trucks rumbling towards the border.“Columns of trucks carrying assistance” will leave the cities of Kiev, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv for a government-held town some 100 kilometres (60 miles) north of the besieged rebel bastion of Lugansk, Ukraine’s cabinet said in a statement.The International Red Cross will distribute the aid to people living in rebel-held areas, the statement said. The Red Cross was not immediately available for comment.A spokesman for the Ukrainian government said 15 lorries would leave Kiev carrying around 240 tonnes of aid following a government pledge Wednesday of roughly $750,000 (560,000 euros) in urgent assistance for the civilians living in insurgent-held territory.Russian trucksThe announcement comes as controversy swirls around nearly 300 Russian trucks heading south towards the border.While Moscow says they are loaded with humanitarian aid, Ukraine has raised fears the lorries could be a “Trojan horse” bringing military help to pro-Moscow insurgents in the country’s east.After earlier vowing to block a massive Russian convoy headed for its borders, Kiev said Wednesday it could allow the aid to enter the country after it was inspected by Ukrainian border guards and foreign monitors.The four-month-old conflict in the east has already caused 285,000 people to flee their homes, while the separatist strongholds of Donetsk and Lugansk, besieged by Kiev forces, are without power or running water, while food supplies are dwindling. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIn a phone conversation overnight to discuss the convoy, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and US Vice President Joe Biden “agreed to continue to coordinate efforts to respond to current and potential threats and challenges,” Poroshenko’s office said Thursday.The White House said Biden “underscored that the United States would continue working with its international partners to press Russia to de-escalate the crisis, and end all support, arming and financing of the separatists.”“The vice president also stressed the United States’ support for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis,” the statement added.- © AFP 2014Read: Ukraine isn’t going to let Russia’s ‘humanitarian convoy’ across its border >More: 100 inmates escape high-security Ukrainian jail after shell attack >last_img read more

Victoria bans mobile phones from state schools to reduce distraction and cyber

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram When the bell rings to signal the start of term one at public schools across Victoria in 2020, students will be banned from using their mobile phones until the end of the school day.Announced by Education Minister James Merlino, the ban is an effort to reduce distractions in the classroom, as well as a means to reduce cyber bullying, with the view to improve education outcomes.During school hours, students will be required to have their mobile devices switched off and stored in lockers until the end of the school day.“This will remove a major distraction from our classrooms so that teachers can teach and students can learn in a more focused, positive and supported environment,” Mr Merino said in a statement.“Half of all young people have experienced cyber bullying. By banning mobiles we can stop it at the school gate.”There will however be exceptions to the ban for students who use their mobile devices to monitor health conditions. Teachers are also permitted to instruct students to bring their phones to class for particular activities if need be.In the case that parents or guardians need to reach their child in an emergency, they can call the school directly.READ: Greek Community of Melbourne launches children’s school holiday programlast_img read more

Ethnic Business Awards Foundation launched in Sydney

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram After more than three decades of the Ethnic Business Awards, the Foundation launched on Wednesday with broad community support and the graces of both sides of politics as a platform towards securing the future of the Awards well into the 21st century.A number of distinguished guests, including the former Federal Coalition Minister for Defence, Christopher Pyne, former Federal Labor Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Kate Lundy and former Australian Governor-General, Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery all paid tribute to the hard work of Ethnic Business Awards Founder and Chairman, Joseph Assaf AO. Neos Kosmos, as a longtime supporter of the Awards, was one of a few media outlets invited to the launch.Giving their respective addresses, Kate Lundy mentioned the Awards represented “being a unified society at a time when it’s easy, very easy to be divided,” while Christopher Pyne reaffirmed the position that “nothing has been spared to make sure of its success,” comments all of which were met with applause.“I’m humbled,” said Mr Assaf, who founded the annually-held Awards back in 1988.“Society is like an orchestra, different people playing different instruments to produce a symphony, a harmony. This is the family of the awards; the judges, the board members, the nominees…they all together to produce these fantastic awards. Without them there is no harmony.”Guests watched on as a highlights reel looked back at successive prime ministers giving televised addresses at the Awards over the years, with footage of Australian leaders from Scott Morrison and Julia Gillard to John Howard and Paul Keating.Mr Assaf, who was awarded the Order of Australia in 2010 for distinguished service to multiculturalism, was keen to renew his own commitment to the Foundation, telling guests that they give him “the courage to continue doing exactly what every migrant has been doing over the last 50 years or more.“The whole purpose of the Award was to create role models to other migrants.”With three categories, anyone can nominate an eligible business and businesses can self-nominate via www.ethnicbusinessawards.com. Nominations for this year’s Awards close on 5 August.last_img read more

Hellenic Air Force Academy appoints first female captain Marina Konstantinou

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Hellenic Air Force Academy has appointed its first female captain, marking an important day in its history.Hailing from Patras, Marina Konstantinou entered the Academy in 2016, ranked second in her class, and just three years later has been named captain.In a special inauguration ceremony attended by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, the head of the pilot officers class of 2019 handed the military flag to Ms Konstantinou, a momentous occasion.“As a young girl I thought about becoming a doctor because my parents were doctors, but that changed in the process. I really love airplanes, so I slowly got caught up in it,” Ms Konstantinou said.“This Academy is a combination of willingness, conscious choice, study and skills. From high school I had the idea and I could not think what else I would like to do in my life.”With regards to the Air Force being male-dominated, the newly appointed captain made it clear that she was not intimidated by that.“Anyone who sets a goal that they really want and are willing to make small sacrifices, they will succeed,” she said.Also in attendance at the ceremony were a number of political leaders, representatives of the Ministry of National Defence, along with family and friends.last_img read more

Letter When were Greeks cool

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram As I read the headline – ‘Why aren’t Greeks cool anymore?’ – I tried hard to think when during my lifetime were we of Greek origin ever considered cool.Well, I know going to the beach with my hair no longer dark, but slightly light due to the peroxide I had washed it with did not make me cool, I was still a ‘wog’ trying to look Aussie. Besides, I knew Greeks didn’t surf anyway.Let’s be serious when did we as an ethnic group ever appear cool to the rest of Australia? Sure they laughed with us (or was it at us?) when we had ‘skips’ back in the early 1980’s portraying us as fruit shop owners with pencil thin moustaches and slicked down oily hair speaking with a thick accent and suddenly all fruit shop owners were known as Con.Next came the very successful play ‘Wogs out of Work’ that featured various migrant characters including Greeks that were genuinely funny because we could recognise part of our family members in some of the skits that were making light of what were serious issues. But the show didn’t make us cool with non-Greeks suddenly wanting to be like us.But films such as ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ and ‘Head On’ didn’t make us cool either with the general public, although the latter film did enjoy iconic status within the serious film business and gay community, and perhaps an element of well-deserved coolness for the director and writer, but definitely not for the rest of us of Greek origin.Our major problem is we have never achieved a distinct Greek identity to the wider Australian community via having our stories told on TV or films.Even though tens of thousands of Greeks were arriving each year during the 50’s and 60’s making us one of the dominant migrant groups here, we have allowed ourselves to be overtaken by other migrants that arrived much, much later in being able to successfully tell their stories to Australia and develop a well-recognised identity and background. These latter migrants have used films, TV, books and even opinion columns in print media to support and acknowledge their background, making people from their own ethnicity more prominent in the eyes of Australia, whereas us Greeks are nearly invisible.Where are our stories? We need to have them brought out into the open, those of us who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s have our own stories, all different from those who came later and of course young people today have a perspective of life as a Greek Australian that is not similar to their parents and grandparents, and so their stories need to be told.Our stories and the Greek Australian history with characters from our own background need to be told and preserved so we need to support those who produce cultural work for the various mediums.In the meantime I will be looking for some cool Greeks.Con Vaitsas,Sydneylast_img read more

Sécheresse 33 départements concernés par la restriction en eau

first_imgSécheresse : 33 départements concernés par la restriction en eauLa situation en France s’aggrave. Tandis qu’en début de semaine, le pays comptait 28 départements contraints à la réduction de l’usage de l’eau pour cause de sécheresse sévère, ce sont à présent 33 départements qui sont concernés par ces restrictions. Depuis peu, la France est face à de graves problèmes de sécheresse. C’est pourquoi, un “comité sécheresse” s’est réuni sous la direction de la ministre de l’Ecologie, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, afin d’aborder les questions d’eau, et de tenter de trouver des solutions à la sécheresse dont est victime le pays depuis plusieurs semaines. À lire aussi”Choc Climatique” : les propositions du Sénat pour que la France agisseA la suite de cette réunion, le constat est sans appel : “On est en situation de crise et de gestion de crise”, a souhaité souligner Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet avant de préciser la situation actuelle de la France en matière de réserve d’eau : “On est dans une situation de mois de juillet en ce qui concerne tous les indicateurs : nappes, débit et fonte des neiges”. Et la situation déjà alarmante n’est pas prête de s’arranger si l’on en croit les prévisions de Météo France. En effet, la pluie n’est pas prévue dans les prochains jours. Hormis quelques orages ponctuels et localisés, aucune précipitation n’est à envisager avant la semaine prochaine. Pour l’heure, ce sont 33 départements qui se voient dans l’obligation de limiter l’usage de l’eau. Afin de prévenir au mieux des risques de sécheresse, le comité dirigé par Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet doit se réunir régulièrement afin de faire des constats de la situation et de prendre les meilleures décisions possibles.Le 19 mai 2011 à 09:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Somethings not quite right in the new Westworld trailer

first_imgDetails have been scarce surrounding HBO’s new series Westworld–specifically on how a cult film from the guy behind Jurassic Park can translate into a 10-episode television series–but a new trailer released Monday gives us an idea of how the sci-fi drama is set to play out. It doesn’t look pretty.For those not familiar with the Michael Crichton-penned 1973 film, the trailer unveils just about everything you’d need to know to get started. We get the conceit of a virtual reality world where people go to play out their most sexual and violent desires explained to us by Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), along with a little hiccup that seems to cause the artificial intelligence inside the simulator to go rogue.We also get some introductions for some of our characters, including Dolores, a virtual construct played by Evan Rachel Wood, who’s our lead and looks to be putting the pieces together about her origins.Creators  Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy don’t look to be holding back either if the trailer is any indication. For a world filled with sin (and a series on HBO), there’s plenty of violence to go around. In the case of a universe based on the old West, there’s gun battles, horse riding, vast desert landscapes, and cowboys. Combining that with out of control AI, ethical questions surrounding those AI, and corporate dystopian imagery, it looks like an intriguing blend of old world and new. Watch the trailer below to see for yourself.Westworld is set to premiere on October 2.Check out the photos below for more images from the first season of Westworld. (John P. Johnson/HBO)<><>last_img read more

New Tinder Feature Sparks Summer Music Fest Lovin’

first_img New Tinder Alert Protects LGBTQ Users in Hostile NationsTinder Beats Netflix As Top-Grossing App Stay on target Tinder introduced a new feature to help summer festival-goers find love … or whatever.In “Festival Mode,” users can highlight planned concert destinations by adding badges to their profile, then match and chat with others attending the same event.“It’s no secret that Tinder is a must-have app for singles attending music festivals around the world,” Chief Marketing Officer Jenny Campbell said in a statement. “We consistently see a spike in Tinder use as tens of thousands of music fans come together.”In 2018, Tinder registrations during Hangout Fest in Alabama increased 30-fold, while app activity surged up to 300 times the norm at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.“We wanted to create a new experience that makes it easier to connect with other concert-goers before even setting foot on festival grounds,” Campbell added.Festival Mode is rolling out this summer to some of the largest music festivals in the Live Nation and AEG global portfolios.Festival Mode is rolling out now for participating festivals (via Tinder)Users will have access to event-specific badges approximately three weeks prior to the start of each fete.“By partnering with Tinder this festival season, we’re thrilled to offer such a unique service to our dedicated community of fans,” according to Andrew Klein, managing director for the Global Partnerships division of AEG.But the app’s presence will be more than just digital this year: Tinder is also producing activations on the ground for users to meet up at select events—offering VIP upgrades, complimentary merchandise, shareable photo ops, and more.“In an increasingly digitized world, people around the globe are flocking to … concerts and festivals in droves to experience connection where the emotional intensity is unmatched and the moments are unforgettable,” Maureen Ford, president of Live Nation national and festival sales, said.“Music has a long history of bringing people together,” she continued, “and our partnership with Tinder allows us to bridge the digital and physical worlds to facilitate more meaningful connections between fans in real life.”More on Geek.com:Tinder Beats Netflix as Top-Grossing AppTinder Has a ‘Spring Break’ Mode for College HookupsCows Now Have Their Own Tinder-Style Dating AppGeek’s Guide to Online Datinglast_img read more

Watch: Astronaut Captures Amazing Time-Lapse Video of Earth From ISS

first_img Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have the best views of Earth. Have doubts? Just check out a stunning, new time-lapse video of our planet captured by NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who has been aboard the orbiting space station since mid-March.In the amazing video, Expedition 59 crew member Hague squeezed 30 minutes of footage into 60 seconds, capturing views of the Earth from the Pacific to the Atlantic.“Took a moment to capture the beauty of our planet today,” Hague said in a Twitter post shared last week. “I was awestruck as I watched the wispy clouds disappear into the shadows.”In the footage, viewers can see the edge of the ISS, which travels over our planet at a speed of roughly 17,150 mph, meaning it orbits Earth around 16 times every day.Took a moment to capture the beauty of our planet today. I was awestruck as I watched the wispy clouds disappear into the shadows. pic.twitter.com/CNLUsDryY1— Nick Hague (@AstroHague) May 23, 2019Hague is scheduled to remain on the space station until Oct. 3. He is currently joined by NASA colleagues Anne McClain and Christina Koch, Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Kononenko, and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques.On May 21, Hague reflected on his first two months in space: “[Two] months into my stay on @Space_Station! What’s it like adjusting to life in space?” he wrote on Twitter. “My back stretched out due to lack of gravity & I’m now 2 inches [5 centimeters] taller, fluid shifts make me feel a bit stuffy, & the tops of my feet now have calluses since we use them like hands on handrails.”More on Geek.com:63 Incredible Images of Earth from SpaceWatch: This Is the Longest Continuous Time-Lapse Shot From SpaceExplore Our Changing Planet On the Go With Google Earth Timelapse Stay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor last_img read more

Ginola admitted that Martial will think about leaving United

first_imgAnthony Martial has been omitted from the France national team squad and David Ginola insisted that this might be the final reason for the player to leave Manchester United for good.Didier Deschamps decided not to include Martial into his squad and it was caused mostly by the fact that the player hasn’t had enough playing time this season under José Mourinho to properly show up and prove himself.Ginola spoke about the Frenchman’s situation as he said, according to Evening Times:The main reason Anthony Martial is not in the squad is that you need to be a regular in your club before becoming a regular in your national team.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“Deschamps has so many options and choices – strikers like Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezemann who have been consistently good for France – that it’s not as if he has to be in there if he’s not playing.”“Players like Martial need to play and score goals for the confidence, they need to be a regular.”“If he is not a regular at Manchester United he will probably search for another club and find one if he wants to.”last_img read more

Rolling back the gas and car tax

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Nine-hundred thousand signatures have been collected to roll back the gas and car tax, and a third of those signatures came from San Diego County.This is nearly double the number of signatures needed, so it’s likely this will go to the voters in November once the signatures are verified.The tax increases 12-cents on a gallon of gas, and up $175 for car registration, were passed last year by a supermajority of Democrats and Governor Jerry Brown.The backlash was immediate.Sensing voter outrage, Carl DeMaio of Reform California, led the signature drive saying increasing taxes without a vote of the people was shameful. He quoted the governor as promising no tax increases without a vote of the people.“Sacramento politicians should have followed the California constitution and Governor Brown should have kept his word,” DeMaio said.So now, the citizens will attempt to amend the constitution to roll back these increases and prevent any future increases without a vote.“That outpouring of voter disgust with the car and gas tax hikes should be a message that Sacramento politicians should hear, loud and clear, don’t spend that money, cause that money ain’t yours,” DeMaio said.Reform California sees this as a money grab at a time when the state’s revenue projections are $9 billion above last year, but as in the past, the gas tax money got siphoned away from roads.“Every time we’ve given them the gas tax in the past they’ve stolen the money, they diverted the money to everything but the roads,” DeMaio said.An American Society of Civil Engineers report said half of the roads in California are in poor condition.“Why is it that state’s with snow, ice, sleet conditions far worse than ours, why do they have better roads than we do in California? DeMaio said.These signatures will go to state elections officials on Friday to verify there are 584,000 valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot.This is phase two of the repeal effort.Phase one was the recall of Senator Josh Newman of Fullerton, who cast the deciding vote on the tax increases. The signature drive to remove him from office was certified for the June Primary ballot.DeMaio said this will send a message that tax voters have consequences and recalling Newman will break the Democrats supermajority.“By taking away the supermajority vote, that one vote, it really eliminates their ability to enact tax increases without a vote of the people,” DeMaio said.These are two separate ballot measures and neither is dependent on the other. However, both would prevent tax increases without a public vote. April 25, 2018 Steve Bosh, Updated: 6:40 PM Posted: April 25, 2018center_img Steve Bosh Rolling back the gas and car tax Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

12 philanthropists honored at American Cancer Societys luncheon

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The American Cancer Society honored South Florida philanthropists and 7News’ Lynn Martinez met with some of them.The organization hosted the 2018 Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon and Fashion Show in Downtown Miami, Friday.The event recognized 12 women who have stepped up and gave back to their communities.Martinez met with the women at the event as well.“We choose 12 women each year that we get to honor here in our community for all of the amazing and generous work that they do,” said American Cancer Society Orey Brown.The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives and leading the fight for a world without cancer.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

ViceChancellor reopens Alluri History and Tribal Studies

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Andhra University Vice-Chancellor G Nageswara Rao on Thursday underlined the need to appoint an advisory committee consisting of experts to give value addition to the Centre for Alluri Sitarama Raju History and Tribal Studies re-launched on Thursday. The V-C sanctioned Rs 10,000 as startup fund to meet the immediate expenses of the centre. Also Read – Telugu Day fete held at DPS Advertise With Us Varsity rector M Prasada Rao recalled the remarkable contributions made by the freedom fighter. Prof V. Vijaya Lakshmi, who was appointed as Director of the centre, also spoke. The programme was attended by Alluri’s nephew, Principal of Dr B R Ambedkar College of Law S. Sumitra, Registrar K Niranjan, research scholars and students.last_img read more

Google Shuts Down Its Spotlight Stories VR Film Studio

first_imgGoogle’s spokesperson didn’t address questions about layoffs associated with the move, but a source with knowledge of the situation told Variety that staffers were given a chance to look for new positions within the company. Most artists who had been working on projects for Spotlight Stories were thought to be contractors on a by-project basis.Spotlight Stories originally began as a group within Motorola, tasked with exploring the future of storytelling for mobile devices. The group then became part of Google’s Advanced Technologies and Products (ATAP) group, and went on to produce a number of 360-degree videos and VR experiences with creators like Glen Keane, Justin Lin, Jorge Gutierrez and Aardman Animation, the makers of “Wallace and Gromit.”“Pearl,” a Spotlight Story from Patrick Osborne, the director of Disney’s Oscar-nominated short film “Feast,” was nominated for an Academy Award, and won a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Programming in 2017. Most recently, Spotlight Stories released “Age of Sail,” an animated short film directed by Oscar-winning animator John Kahrs.Google is said to have invested significant amounts of money into Spotlight Stories over the years, without giving the group a mandate to monetize their works. However, while Spotlight Stories films pushed the medium forward, the group didn’t necessarily improve the fortunes of Google’s VR efforts, with the company struggling to find an audience for its Daydream VR headset.Update: 3/14: This post was updated with a statement from Google. Google is shutting down its Spotlight Stories immersive entertainment unit, according to an email sent out by Spotlight Stories executive producer Karen Dufilho Wednesday evening.“Google Spotlight Stories is shutting its doors after over six years of making stories and putting them on phones, on screens, in VR, and anywhere else we could get away with it,” Dufilho said in her email sent to supporters of the studio.A Google spokesperson acknowledged the shut-down in an email, sending Variety the following statement:“Since its inception, Spotlight Stories strove to re-imagine VR storytelling. From ambitious shorts like ‘Son of Jaguar,’ ‘Sonaria’ and ‘Back to The Moon’ to critical acclaim for ‘Pearl’ (Emmy winner and first-ever VR film nominated for an Oscar) the Spotlight Stories team left a lasting impact on immersive storytelling. We are proud of the work the team has done over the years.” Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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first_imgNovember 23, 2009 This report continues from 11/20/09. Ten volunteers from Arcosanti enjoyed the unique opportunity this year of attending the 2009 International Greenbuild Conference & Expo and Green Streets festivals that took place in downtown Phoenix and the Scottsdale Fashion Square. [photo: Young Soo Kim & text: Anna Tran] This year’s expo hall in the Phoenix Convention Center boasted 1,800 exhibit booths that showcased the latest in innovative products and services. Each volunteer had a specific research assignment at the Expo, ranging from community outreach to research on renewable energy technologies including solar, wind and geothermal; innovations in waste reduction; recycled and renewable products and building materials; and energy efficient strategies. [photo: Young Soo Kim & text: Anna Tran] After a full day at the Greenbuild Expo event in Phoenix, the evening continued on with the Scottsdale Green Streets event, part celebration, part art exhibit, part music festival, to celebrate the city’s sustainability efforts. The free event took place on the South Bridge and Scottsdale waterfront with a live Latin Jazz concert, organic beer tastings, eco-friendly public art installations and interactive exhibits that highlight Scottsdale’s green projects – a great place to end an exciting day. [photo: Young Soo Kim & text: Anna Tran] The volunteer team set up the information booth right at a location with a view of the future site of the Soleri Pedestrian Bridge and Plaza, which is in the pre-construction planning phase. Decorative, precast panels for the site are currently being cast at Cosanti, to be part of the art wall around the bridge. [photo: Young Soo Kim & text: Anna Tran & Erin Jeffries] There was a positive buzz – people were all business and excited to participate. Everyone was interested in learning and sharing information, insights and contacts. The Arcosanti booth was well received by other business and expo visitors alike. We received many good leads. This was a great event to attend to gain exposure. [photo: Young Soo Kim & text: Anna Tran] The team had a wonderful experience at both the Expo and Green Streets events. At the end of the day, we had interesting conversations with many environmentally conscious companies as well as other retailers, schools and individuals. [from left to right] Young Soo Kim, Anna Tran, Alfonso Elia, Matteo Di Michele, Erin Jeffries, Scott Riley, Michael Bittman, and Jose Masaoy. [photo: Young Soo Kim & text: Anna Tran]last_img read more

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