Throwback Thursday: Do you remember Urvashi Dholakia aka Komolika’s entry scene in Kasauti Zindagi Kay?

first_imgKasauti Zindagi Kay is coming back with a reboot version, and among others, 90s kids are most excited to go down the memory lane and relive their childhood nostalgia. Prerna (Shweta Tiwari) and Anurag’s (Cezanne Khan) love story wouldn’t have been complete without its share of vamps and villains. Be it Komolika (Urvashi Dholakia), Aporna (Geetanjali Tikekar) or Mr Bajaj (Ronit Roy), every character had its own significance.But none of the characters got a signature tune of its own except Urvashi Dholakia’s Komolika. She twirled her hair, rolled her eyes while contemplating about her next evil move as the musical score of ‘Nikaaa’ played in the background. See pics: 20 moments from Kasauti Zindagi Kay every telly buff still remembersIn her very first scene, Komolika flaunted a stylish blue sari with noodle strap blouse and sported that killer bindi that defined her character. She also wore a gajra and of course that vicious smile. As she walks into a roomful of people, the men literally fell on the floor, some because of them because of her charm, while others after getting slapped by their wives for checking her out.Here’s the video:Komolika’s Entry Scene ?? | Kasauti Zindagi Ki (2002) | Star Plus #StarPlus #KasautiZindagiKi #Komolika #Childhood #Memories #GoldenEra #2000s #Nostalgia #Instadaily #Instagood #tbt #India #Pakistan #AnuragPrernaA post shared by Star Plus Hits (@starplus_hits) on Jul 23, 2018 at 4:43am PDTKomolika enters the show at the time when Anurag’s mother Mohini is disturbed about her son’s growing proximity with Prerna and is looking for a bride of her choice–someone who’s stylish, classy and suave, and not like Prerna who she abhorred.advertisementRight after her entry, Mohini introduces Komolika to Anurag. He however after exchanging pleasantries and recalling a thing or two about their childhood excuses himself. He is obviously unaware of the fact that Mohini would force him to marry Komolika, leaving the love of his life and the mother of his child distraught.This was one of the major twist of Kasauti Zindagi Kay that drew a wedge between the protagonists Anurag and Prerna, before of course Komolika’s true nature is revealed.last_img read more

OCR Moves to Encourage More Reporting of Child Abuse

first_img The Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) will be intensifying its public education thrust in order to encourage more citizens to report cases of child abuse.The move is in keeping with recommendations coming out of a recent baseline study conducted by the agency, through United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), geared towards ascertaining the current views, knowledge, practices and behaviour towards child abuse in the country.Registrar at the OCR, Greig Smith, said that information coming out of the research shows that while the level of awareness of child abuse is high, the reporting of such incidents is low.“Many persons are discouraged to report because the fear of the perpetrator and the lack of confidence in the reporting system,” Mr. Smith said.He was speaking at the 8th staging of the Caribbean Child Research Conference on November 6 at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.Mr. Smith said that coming out of the study, the agency will also be providing more information on alternative ways of disciplining children, which are not regarded as abusive.  “Parents appear to resort to shouting and seem to choose this almost automatically,” he stated.He gave the commitment that the recommendations from the study will be implemented in the best interest of the nation’s children.  “We can make a difference; let us choose to care and protect and not harm and neglect our children,” he urged.There were 8,030 reported cases of child abuse between January and August 2013.  Of the total 1,253 cases were reported in May and 1,069 in August. Mr. Smith informed that the OCR receives a report on child abuse every 30 minutes.As it relates to missing children, Mr. Smith reported that approximately 1,730 children went missing in Jamaica between January and September this year.He informed that of that figure, 1,406 children were recovered through the Ananda Alert System. “We are yet to account for 314 children and 10 of our children were found dead from those who were reported missing,” he said.The two-day Caribbean Child Research Conference, which is being staged under theme: ‘Beyond 2015: Safeguarding Our Children’s Future’, aims to examine the progress made since 2000, when many nations committed to eight millennium development goals (MDGs).The main objectives of the annual conference are to: provide a forum for children and adults to present their research on child-related issues; promote a culture of research among students in the high schools in the Caribbean, by facilitating the presentation by students of their research, and awarding a prize to an outstanding child researcher; and disseminate findings on child-related research. The move is in keeping with recommendations coming out of a recent baseline study conducted by the agency. Story Highlights The OCR receives a report on child abuse every 30 minutes. Information coming out of the research shows that while the level of awareness of child abuse is high, the reporting of such incidents is low.last_img read more

Pros of random breath testing justifies infringing rights constitutional expert

first_imgOTTAWA – The foremost constitutional authority in Canada once argued that random breath testing — similar to what the Liberals proposed to crack down on impaired driving — would infringe Charter rights, but the benefit to public safety would be so strong that it would still be upheld in court.Toronto-based lawyer Peter Hogg concluded nearly seven years ago that the ability of police to demand a breath sample from motorists at random, even without reasonable suspicion they drank alcohol before getting behind the wheel, would be a reasonable limit on constitutional rights and freedoms.“I am confident that a constitutional challenge would be unsuccessful,” Hogg wrote in August 2010 after MADD Canada asked him to weigh in.The Liberal government introduced Bill C-46, which includes new powers for police and harsher penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, in the House of Commons last month alongside their long-awaited plan to legalize marijuana for recreational use.The bill is expected to come up for second reading Friday.The proposed law includes new mandatory alcohol screening measures that would allow police to demand a breath sample from any driver they lawfully stop even if they had no suspicion the person had been drinking before being pulled over.MADD Canada has long been pushing for some version of the legislation. Other countries that have taken a similar approach, including Australia, New Zealand and Ireland, have seen a substantial reduction in alcohol-related accidents and even deaths, they argue.It was in this context that the advocacy group asked Hogg to review a draft of an article co-authored by Robert Solomon, its national director of legal policy and a law professor at Western University in London, Ont.It dealt only with random breath testing for alcohol consumption, and drug testing or any other measures included in the current bill.Hogg agreed with the conclusion that random breath testing, which the Conservative government had also explored, would not violate Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure.“The invasion of the driver’s privacy is minor and transitory and not much different from existing obligations to provide evidence of licensing, ownership and insurance,” Hogg wrote.Hogg said by email Wednesday that while his 2010 arguments might need some “updating tweaks,” his basic opinion has not changed.Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has disagreed with Hogg on other issues before, notably when he concluded the Liberal doctor-assisted death law was inconsistent with the landmark Supreme Court decision that struck down the previous ban.But when it comes to Section 8, Wilson-Raybould actually made a similar argument in the so-called “charter statement” she tabled in the House of Commons last week.Still, while Wilson-Raybould defended measures as permissible under the charter, Hogg did not.He found that random breath testing would go against section 9, regarding arbitrary detention and imprisonment, as well as section 10(b), which is the right to see a lawyer without delay.But, he argued, those infringements meet the criteria for being justified under section 1, which allows the government to bring in a law that places reasonable limits on Charter rights, so long as, among other things, it can prove the goal was important enough to warrant such an overreaching.“The objective of (random breath testing) is to increase safety on the roads, or, more specifically, to reduce the carnage caused by impaired driving,” Hogg wrote.There is another big difference: Hogg was referring only to random stops, such as at a checkpoint.That is narrower than what Bill C-46 would allow.“(Random breath testing) will typically be applied to every driver passing through a checkpoint, so there is no stigma or humiliation involved, and no singling out of individuals on improper grounds (such as racial profiling),” Hogg wrote.Josh Paterson, executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, called that an important question now that there is more awareness about allegations of systemic discrimination that can accompany random police stops.“When you start to think about the various ways in which police stops on foot are not random in lots of circumstances and disproportionately affect communities of colour, racialized minorities — when you put that lens over this whole thing, I think it raises cause for concern,” said Paterson.On Wednesday, Wilson-Raybould said “the potential for racial profiling” did come up as the legislation was being drafted, but added she does not think it would come into play.“There is nothing inherent in the new legislative power to use mandatory alcohol screening that creates a greater risk of racial profiling,” she said in an emailed statement.“It would not give police any more powers than they already have under common or provincial law to stop drivers at random to determine their sobriety.“Importantly, mandatory screening would not alter the responsibility that law enforcement has towards training and oversight to ensure fair and appropriate application of the law to all Canadians, free from racial and other forms of bias.”— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitterlast_img read more

Triggerhappy boy killed three within a week arrested

first_imgNEW DELHI: A 19-year-old boy, accused of killing three persons including his own grandfather within a span of 7 days, has been arrested by Delhi Police. According to police, Vikas, a resident of Rohtak in Haryana was nabbed by Dwarka police after the cops were on a security alert due to elections. Police said that the accused is wanted by Haryana police for three murders in their state. One pistol and some cartridges has also been recovered from his possession. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic”During interrogation, he disclosed that he belongs to Sandeep alias Kala Jathedia Gang of Haryana and he had committed three murders within a short duration of seven days along with his associates. He also disclosed that on March 7, he along with two accomplices shot dead his real grandfather Ram Pal in his Village Gaddi Kheri, Rohtak,” said Anto Alphonse, DCP Dwarka. The Delhi police was also shocked when he disclosed that he also committed two more murders one on March 9, two days after he killed his grandfather. This time he along with his accomplices murdered a bus driver, in Sonipat. Five days later, on March 14, he along with his eight accomplices, all armed with deadly weapons, committed the horrible murder of one liquor contractor Narender @ Nanda at Bhalgarh, Sonepat by firing multiple rounds on him. Sources said that these two murders were part of a gang rivalry between his group and another. The Haryana police has been informed by Delhi police about the arrest and soon they would move court to take the custody of the accused. “He murdered his grandfather because of the property dispute as his grandfather wanted to sell the property and the accused felt it belonged to him. All the murders were committed by shooting the victims, the accused is also wanted in six other cases including Haryana and Delhi,” said an officer privy to investigation.last_img read more

President Zuma Underlines Importance of Reinforcing Ties with Morocco

Johannesburg – South African president Jacob Zuma underlined the importance to reinforce relations with Morocco, an African country that had supported the fight of South African people against apartheid. “Morocco is an African nation and we need to have relations with them,” said Zuma in an interview issued Sunday by south African daily “News24”. Morocco will send its ambassador back to Pretoria as a first sign that the two countries are raising the level of their diplomatic representations in the capitals of the two countries, the south African president added. This development came following the meeting on Wednesday in Abidjan berween King Mohammed VI and president Zuma on the sidelines of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit. “We never had problems with them (Moroccans) anyway,” Zuma went on to say, recalling the support of the Kingdom for the south African people in its fight against racial segregation. Morocco was one of the countries in which former president Nelson Mandela had acquired military experience in the early 1960s, Zuma said, stressing that “they (Moroccans) helped us a great deal.” “That is why, when Mandela was released from prison, he felt it was important for him to go to Morocco and say thank you to them”, Zuma added. During their meeting in Abidjan, King Mohammed VI and president Zuma agreed to work together for a promising future, especially as South Africa and Morocco are two important poles of political stability and economic development, respectively in the extreme north and the extreme south of the continent. They also agreed to maintain direct contact and to launch a fruitful economic and political partnership in order to build strong, lasting and stable relations, and to go beyond the situation that had characterised bilateral relations. President Zuma and the King have decided to raise the level of diplomatic representation through the appointment of high level ambassadors in Rabat and in Pretoria. read more

King Mohammed VI Snubs Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Rabat – A government source close to the dossier told Morocco World News that it was not MBS who snubbed Morocco, but the other way around.News circulated last week of MBS snubbing Morocco as a destination in his ongoing world tour. MBS, the argument went, was punishing Rabat for diverting from Saudi strategic guidelines, especially in the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and in the Saudis’ feud with Qatar.Earlier this week, however, the Espace MRE outlet said Morocco snubbed the Saudi prince instead. Read Also: MBS Snubs Morocco as Saudi Arabia Seeks to Emerge from Post-Khashoggi BacklashAccording to the MWN source, Morocco decided that it was not ready to host MBS at such a critical juncture.Although the original article is no longer accessible—probably taken down for some obscure reasons—Morocco World News contacted a source who has been briefed on the information.Requesting anonymity, the source emphatically confirmed that Morocco did in fact raise concerns about hosting MBS. However, in his usual diplomatic tone, the King did not decline MBS’s request outright, the source said.Instead, King Mohammed VI reportedly brought up his “busy schedule” at the time MBS requested for the visit and an audience with Mohammed VI, suggesting that a meeting between the two was not going to happen. The visit to Morocco was therefore “not appropriate.”But still, the Moroccan monarch reportedly proposed that MBS meet Moulay Rachid, the King’s diplomat brother, provided that the Saudi prince wanted to proceed with the visit despite the concerns Morocco had raised.MBS rejected King Mohammed VI’s alternative.Weeks after the reported exchange, Saudi Arabia made public the news of MBS’s “world tour,” including Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, and Algeria.Morocco was the great absentee on the princely list, leading to speculations that Saudi Arabia was taking punitive steps towards Morocco’s numerous positions that do not align with Riyadh’s strategic interests.MBS, persona non grata?Morocco has remained a strong Saudi ally over the years.Despite recent incidents that led the two kingdoms to give each other the cold shoulder on a number of shared interests, reports that MBS snubbed Morocco carried weight in Arab politics. Rabat has a reputation as a strong Saudi ally in North Africa, and yet it was the only country in the Maghreb that did not feature on MBS’ list of visits.In Rabat’s eyes, however, MWN’s source confirmed, international reputation matters.The source did not elaborate further. But the unfolding of events in countries planning to receive MBS helped make the point: The Khashoggi murder carries significance in how many perceive MBS.As the world has concentrated on Khashoggi’s murder, MBS’s reputation is fatally tarnished. The once all-powerful and charismatic young Saudi prince has become persona non grata for many in the international community.When Algeria and Tunisia confirmed that MBS was expected there, a wave of protests erupted to challenge the governments for hosting the Saudi prince.Taking to the streets, Tunisian activists said MBS was “not welcome” in their country.“It is a shame that Tunisia, which has witnessed a democratic transition and a revolution against tyranny and dictatorship, will receive a criminal whose hands were stained with the blood of Saudis and Yemenis,” one of the activists said. read more

SMMT publishes annual CO2 report on 2006 market

The industry is committed to open and honest reporting on environmental progress. It was the first to publish an annual sector-wide Sustainability Report in 1999. Nearly five million tonnes of CO2 have been saved in the last decade through the introduction of more fuel-efficient cars. Independent studies show that the most effective way to deliver long-term CO2 reductions is an integrated approach – in other words industry, fuel companies, government, NGOs and consumers working together. Copies of the report – and overview – can be downloaded from to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) In 1997 less than four per cent of the new car market had sub-140g/km CO2 emissions. By 2006, this figure had risen fivefold to 21.5 per cent – one in five models. SMMT publishes annual CO2 report on 2006 market SMMT today published its annual report focusing on CO2 and the new car market. At a launch event in central London, stakeholders from industry, government, NGOs and the media heard about progress in cutting CO2 and challenges for the industry going forward. SMMT has produced a bite-size overview which is available from the SMMT web site, including some of the following key messages: Each vehicle made in Britain today requires half the energy to produce compared to five years ago, saving an estimated 700,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. read more

Interpols integrity at risk over Russias attempts to force the international arrest

Interpol’s integrity has been put at risk over Russia’s attempts to force the international arrest of an arch critic of Vladimir Putin, a senior group of MPs have warned. In an open letter signed by cross-party MPs, they said they were “disturbed to learn” that Interpol is “entertaining Russia’s seventh request” for the arrest of Bill Browder, a an Anglo-American financier based in London. A parliamentary group has now requested that the head of Interpol come to Westminster to give evidence over concerns it’s Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files is open to manipulation by the Kremlin. An Interpol spokesperson said on Saturday it had not received the letter from MPs, but would ” respond…

Deputy HR for City Hall says administration can do better

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCity Hall CoI: Criminal charges can be instituted against Town Clerk, says KennardDecember 1, 2018In “Crime”Deputy Mayor criticizes disparity in litter fines; EPA has no objection to harmonizationMarch 5, 2014In “Politics”City Hall CoI: LGC meeting with those implicated, says action to be taken shortlyJanuary 15, 2019In “Crime” While many have related their disappointment with the management at City Hall, it seems as though those views are shared by some of its employees as well.As the Deputy Human Resources Manager of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC), Michelle Smith testified at the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (CoI) upon being summoned on Friday, she too, specified that the administrative body “can do better” in terms of its processes and answerability.Questions were directed at Smith by the Commission where she answered to the payment of workers and retired employees. Disciplining of staffers and their employment were also examined.It was stated that workers of the Council are disciplined after a letter is sent to the Human Resources Management Committee, outlining the particulars of the misdemeanor.However, the complainant is allowed to sit at the hearing which seemed baffling to the Commission.At that instance, it was revealed that there are more persons under the unfixed agenda. This ultimately means that those persons would work for additional years without receiving many benefits after retirement.For some of the persons who were not paid their benefits after retirement, Smith stated that she is of the belief that they have been paid or are in the process of receiving their monies, which can be verified by records of the Council.This is contradicting to what retired employees told the Commission during their witness statements. read more

ASOBAL Round 12 BM Cangas rescues point against Ademar Leon

← Previous Story Serbia and Angola to open tournament in Vrnjacka Banja Next Story → 7 DAYS TO SERBIA 2013: Spain and Czech Republic on friendlies in Denmark BM Cangas are on the good way with some team changes when compared to last season, to ensure their entrance to some EHF competition next year. With the home draw against Ademar Leon 29:29, the Galician team remains on the sixth place of the ASOBAL with 14 points, while Ademar Leon are fourth with 15, leaving everything open still even for the second place currently held by BM Huesca with 17 points. Muratovic and Suso Solino scored 8 goals each for BM Cangas, while Carillo with 8 was Ademar Leon’s best. Ademar LeonASOBALbalonmanobm cangascangascarillomuratovicsuso solino

Heres What Happened Today Thursday

first_img Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 10:26 PM By Cormac Fitzgerald 3 Comments Short URL 10,927 Views NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news. Artist Elena Falomo from the UK with exhibit piece ‘press play to play’, an interactive analog sampling with cassettes by Alexander Roidl and Dominik Meixner (Germany) at the opening of SOUND CHECK at the Science Gallery Dublin at TCD Source: Mark StedmanIRELANDA new public service pay deal was agreed between Government and unions.Gardaí are probing the operations of a new dissident republican group which has links to the Hutch gang.Gardaí said 42 people were arrested over the past three days after 19 premises were searched in Kilkenny.A rainfall warning was extended to 13 counties until tonight.11 workers were taken to hospital after an ‘uncontrolled release’ of lime within the Poolbeg incinerator plant in Dublin.Over 4,000 households in mortgage arrears received assistance in the first year of a government scheme aimed at keeping people in their homes. Jun 8th 2017, 10:26 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday UK election, new public pay deal and Comey testifies – It’s the Fix WORLD Former Director of Federal Bureau of Investigations James Comey is sworn in prior to a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington DC, the United States. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesUNITED STATES: Former FBI director James Comey gave an explosive testimony in front of a Senate Intelligence Committee in relation to conversations he had with US president Donald Trump.#UK: Balloting has ended in the UK election, with exit polls showing that the Conservatives will have an overall majority – but may lose seats.PARTING SHOTThe chicken fillet rolls are an Irish institution, and it’s hard to get them while you’re away. For that reason, Irish emigrants have been posting pictures of their own version while away. (via Dailyedge) Share1 Tweet Email Get our daily news round up: last_img read more

The 2019 Lonsdale Street Greek Festival is bound to be bigger than

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram In just over a week, on the weekend of 23 and 24 February, Melbourne will once a gain give into ‘Greekness’ with its most popular festival coming to life for the 32nd time; an event that attracts all nationalities and ages.Lonsdale Street will be filled with delicious aromas from 20 stalls and two bars serving up iconic Hellenic flavours and three free stages offering entertainment that can satisfy every group and taste by popular chefs Helena and Vikki Moursellas and the team behind Taking You Home – Simple Greek Food, thanks to The Procal Greek Kitchen.Famous Greek singer and songwriter Eleonora Zouganeli’s is the festival’s big name for this year, while some of the best local bands like The haBBiBis, Cats and the Canary, Agapi & Friends, The Phillhellenes and more will also be performing on the weekend.On the competitions side, other than the Zorba ‘til you Drop rewarding the winner with a return flight to Greece there will be a Magic Mic comp for aspiring singers of all ages testing not only their vocal range but also their Greek language skills. Guests will have the pleasure to indulge in an endless Baklava and Pita tasting, all for the sake of finding Melbourne’s best.Check out the full festival program below to make sure you don’t miss out!Saturday 23 FebruaryDELPHI BANK STAGE  (corner of Lonsdale and Russell Street)12:30pm Welcome to the Lonsdale Street Festival followed by ZORBA ‘ TIL YOU DROP COMPETITION2:15pm A Musical Odyssey – presenting a mix of opera and well know Greek music3:05pm Alphington School Band4:00pm O Periklis Dance Group – Intermediates4:30pm Pan Macedonian Dance Group5:00pm Panagia Soumela Pontian Association of Whittlesea Dance Group5:30pm Cretan Brotherhood Dance Group – Seniors6:00pm Manasis School of Dance Modern Bracket6:30pm O Periklis – Dance Group – Seniors6:50pm Alphington School Choir7:00pm Official Opening8:00pm Akrites Tou Pontou presenting Eastern Anatolian Dream, commemorating the experiences of the Assyrian, Armenian and Pontic Greek people8:30pm Feature Act: Eleonora ZouganeliAA Holding Stage  (Lonsdale Street – corner of Swanston Street)12:30pm Welcome to the Lonsdale St Greek Festival12:35pm OPACIZE GREEK DANCE FITNESS1:15pm Zilhouette Belly Dance1:55pm K Studio Singing School presenting emerging singing talent2:45pm Santa Taranta3:45pm Cretan Brotherhood Dance Group Juniors4:15pm Manasis School of Dance – Performing: Oakleigh Senior (B) Class, Preston Senior Class, Doncaster Senior Class5:00pm SBS LIVE BROADCAST6:10pm Pan Macedonian Dance Group Juniors6:35pm Maria Diakonidis performing songs from her new EP plus covers7:35pm Gael’s Edge – Greek Rock Band8:25pm Rythmos party#lovelonsdale Stage  (Lonsdale Street – corner of Exhibition Street)12:30pm Welcome to the Lonsdale St Greek Festival12:35pm Musique d’Or1:15pm Harmony band2:15pm Manasis School of Dance – Performances by Doncaster & Preston Beginner Classes, Doncaster & Preston Junior Classes, Doncaster & Preston Intermediate Classes2:55pm Vaios Malliaras Tribute Performance3:45pm The Silk Road Collective4:35pm The Paschalia Latra Ensemble5:35pm To be confirmed6:25pm The Philhellenes7:25pm Cats and the Canary8:25pm Agapi & Friend9:35pm Beautiful People DJ Dimitris Zarogiannis & DJ Panos PantotisSunday 24 February DELPHI BANK STAGE11:35am Welcome to the Lonsdale St Greek Festival11:45am Cretan Brotherhood Pre Senior Dance Group12:15pm Kalymnian Dance Group – presenting the “Mihaniko” sponge diver’s dance12:45pm The Cyprus Folk Dance Group – Seniors1:15pm Lexi School of Modern Greek Dance1:45pm Cretan Brotherhood Dance Group Theatrical Performance2:15pm Kaliroy and her band3:05pm Manasis School of Dance – Evolution Bracket3:35pm Cypriot Community Dance Group4:05pm Pegasus Dance Academy Seniors4:35pm Greek Community of Melb & Greeks Orthodox Community of SA Dance Groups presenting Karagounika Dances of Thessaly5:00pm Lonsdale St Sing-A-Long: get ready to raise your voice and sing along to a Greek classic5:25pm Totally Kicking Brass – an exciting Greek brass-band fusion, popular in the Balkans, known as “Halkina”.6:25pm Greek Community of Melb & Greeks Orthodox Community of SA Dance Groups presenting Thracian Dances6:55pm Pontiaki Estia Dance Group – Seniors7:25pm Pancretan Association Dance Group – Seniors7:55pm Cretan Glendi with Ilias Horeftakis accompanied by Stelios Ilikakis and Adamantios Kosidekakis9:05pm Anagennisi BandAA Holding Stage11:45am Welcome to the Lonsdale St Greek Festival11:55am OPACIZE GREEK DANCE FITNESS12:35pm To be confirmed1:30pm Greek Community of Melbourne Greek School Dance Groups2:10pm MAGIC MIC Competition3:00pm O Periklis Dance Group Juniors3:30pm Cretan Brotherhood Dance Group Intermediates4:00pm Stavros & Despina5:00pm Lonsdale St Sing-A-Long: get ready to raise your voice and sing along to a Greek classic5:30pm Anthea and the Rubbies – Nostalgia6:40pm Cats and the Canary7:50pm Agapi & Friends9:00pm The haBBiBis#lovelonsdale Stage12:00pm Welcome to the Lonsdale12:10pm K Studio Singing School presenting emerging singing talent1:05pm Manasis School of Dance – Performance by: Oakleigh Beginner (B) Class, Oakleigh Beginner (A) Class, Oakleigh Junior (B) & (A) Classes, Oakleigh Intermediate Class2:00pm The Pontian Community of Melbourne and Victoria Dance Group – Juniors & Teens2:30pm Pegasus Dance Group – Juniors3:00pm The Hellenic Community of Geelong Dance Group3:30pm Pan Cretan Dance – Group Juniors & Inters3:55pm Next Gen Greek Voices5:00pm Lonsdale St Sing-A-Long: get ready to raise your voice and sing along to a Greek classic5:25pm Manasis School of Dance – Performance by: Oakleigh Senior (C) Class, Oakleigh Senior (A) Class6:00pm Manasis School of Dance – Traditional Bracket6:25pm The Philhellenes7:35pm Melbourne Epirotic Ensemble8:45pm Club Sigmalast_img read more

Planned Mars Rover Named After Female DNA Pioneer

first_imgStay on target The UK will send Rosalind Franklin to Mars next summer.A British chemist, X-ray crystallographer, and DNA pioneer, Franklin died in 1958, but her legacy lives on in a planned robotic Mars rover.Science Minister Chris Skidmore and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake announced the official title of the ExoMars rover this week, following a public naming contest in 2018.A panel of experts selected the epithet out of a shortlist, whittled down from nearly 36,000 entries submitted across Europe.“It is a tremendously fitting tribute that the rover has been named after Rosalind Franklin as she helped us understand life on Earth and now her namesake will do the same on Mars,” Skidmore said in a statement.Aside from a 2013 Google Doodle highlighting her contributions to modern science, you’d be forgiven for not knowing Rosalind Elsie Franklin.Born in London in 1920, she graduated from Newnham College in 1941, and received a PhD from Ohio University four years later. Best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA, her findings were part of the data used to formulate the 1953 hypothesis regarding the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid.Franklin, who later led pioneering work on the tobacco mosaic and polio viruses, died from ovarian cancer at age 37—four years before James Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins shared the Nobel Prize for their discovery of the DNA double helix.Sizes of key components of the ExoMars 2020 mission (via European Space Agency)Watson suggested that Franklin would have ideally ben awarded a prize in chemistry, but the Nobel Committee generally does not make posthumous nominations.“Rosalind Franklin is one of science’s most influential women, and her part in the discovery of the structure of DNA was truly groundbreaking,” according to Alice Bunn, international director of the UK Space Agency.“It’s fitting that the robot bearing her name will search for the building blocks of life on Mars, as she did so on Earth through her work on DNA,” Bunn added.More than a third of the science instruments used in the ExoMars mission are led by women.“Just as Rosalind Franklin overcame many obstacles during her career,” Skidmore said, “I hope ‘Rosalind the rover’ will successfully persevere in this exciting adventure, inspiring generations of female scientists and engineers to come.”As part of the international ExoMars program, led by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Roscosmos State Corporation, the Rosalind Franklin rover is scheduled to launch in July 2020.Scientists in November chose Oxia Planum, near the Martian equator, as the landing site for Rosalind.Upon landing on the Red Planet, the solar-powered, six-wheeled terrain vehicle will begin a seven-month mission to search for existence of past life on Mars.More on’s Mars Lander Wraps Seismometer in Cozy ShelterNASA’s Curiosity Rover Snaps a Selfie Before Its Next Mars JourneyJapan’s Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu NASA Captures ‘Red-Handed’ Avalanche on Mars in Mesmerizing PhotoBest Skywatching Events in September 2019 last_img read more

Kostas Manolas I thought we were superior to Juve in second

first_imgAS Roma center-back Kostas Manolas claims Roma were superior to Juventus during the second half of their clash yesterday.He also talked about transfer rumours that have linked him for a move in January.“We held the initiative in the second half and were always up there, but didn’t create many real chances,” the Greek international told Sky Sport Italia as reported by Football Italia.“The lads gave 100 percent, we need to keep working and start winning games. We must learn to defend as a solid unit. Juve have this mentality and have been working with the same Coach for many years, so they are well-drilled.“I thought we were superior to Juve in the second half, but we leave empty-handed.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.This weekend, the Giallorossi secured the ninth place to be on the same level with Atalanta,  but behind Fiorentina, Sassuolo and Sampdoria.“I’m a little worried by the table, as we are not where we should be, but I remain convinced Roma will finish in the top four.”“I am a Roma player, I have three years left on my contract and I want to continue doing well for Roma.”last_img read more

Moise Kean living the dream with Ronaldo at Juventus

first_imgTeenage star Moise Kean is living a dream at Juventus this season by playing alongside the real Cristiano RonaldoThe 18-year-old forward came through youth ranks at Juventus and graduated to the first-team in 2016.Kean is highly-rated over in Turin and is the first player born in the 2000s to feature in a Champions League match as well as in one of Europe’s top four leagues.Now the teenager gets to continue learning his trade alongside one of the best ever in the business in the form of five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo after playing him on Play Station in his youth.“CR7? I had only seen him on the Play Station before!” Kean told RMC Sport.“Playing with him has improved me a lot, I learn a lot from him as well as from the other champions with the Bianconeri.”Although Kean’s childhood idol was former Inter and AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“He was my idol, but only for how he played,” Kean said on Balotelli.“He’s a good boy, he gives me lots of advice because he does not want me to live what he’s been through.”Due to only 14 minutes of action this season at Juventus, Kean had been linked with a January loan move.“Will I move in January? I do not know what will happen,” admitted Kean.“I do not know and I cannot say what will happen yet.“The club will decide. They will make their evaluations and we will see.”Kean made his Italy debut in November in a friendly against the United States.last_img read more

Protesters arrested in Portland bank building

first_imgFifteen Vancouver Police Department officers were summoned to Portland on Thursday to help control crowds at Occupy Portland.Those 15 officers are members of Vancouver’s specially trained Civil Disturbance Team and were sent at the request of Portland, said Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.It was the second such deployment. On Sunday, Vancouver sent 12 officers to Occupy Portland.No organized Occupy Vancouver actions took place Thursday morning. Vancouver police said one man with a protest sign reportedly entered a downtown Vancouver bank but later left.PORTLAND — A standoff at a street corner in downtown Portland ended mostly peacefully Thursday afternoon in the closest mass confrontation between protesters and police since the Occupy Portland encampment was dismantled Sunday. Police in riot gear cleared protesters blocking the intersection on a day when hundreds took to the streets, holding up traffic and forcing some bank branches to temporarily close.Officers used pepper spray, but Portland Police Lt. Robert King told KGW-TV he didn’t know the circumstances that led officers to use force.last_img read more

State eyes wildlife habitat north of Merrill Lake

first_imgCOUGAR — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to acquire 1,400 acres north of Merrill Lake in Cowlitz County that includes massive old-growth fir and cedar, ancient lava flows and Kalama Falls.“This has all the features of a national park,” said Bill Richardson, Washington-Oregon lands program manager for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.The foundation has secured a four-year option to buy the land from owners Merrill Lake LLC to stop additional logging or other development.Richardson said the option gives the Department of Fish and Wildlife time to apply for grants administered by the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.The estimated cost of the 1,400 acres is $8 million. The acquisition might need to be done in phases.The scenic centerpiece of the parcel is 40-foot Kalama Falls near the headwaters of the Kalama River. But there also are 50-foot- deep tree casts and crystal-clear springs in the lava flows.“If people knew all the stuff in here, they’d be in here like crazy,” Richardson said.Ray Croswell of Washougal, a RMEF consultant, agreed.“It really is like a park,” he said.But the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is interested in protecting and enhancing the 1,400 acres for wildlife.“This is winter range,” Richardson said. “So, it has both migratory and year-round elk. This is also a transition range. They’ll use it in the spring as they’re moving back up the slope. But this is also a prime calving ground. The couple of springs we’ve been working in here we’ve seen lots of elk calving.”About 40 percent of the 1,400 acres have been logged.Where many visitors see ugly clearcuts, Richardson sees a future grocery store for elk.Research has shown the limiting factor for elk populations in the Northwest generally is food. Lands recently logged are open to the sun and can be managed to produce grasses and other foods beneficial to elk.last_img read more

Longtime fishing guides and King Salmon residents buy Bear Trail Lodge

first_imgHeath Lyon and Nanci Morris Lyon stand in the Bear Trail Lodge, which they now own.(Credit KDLG)The Bear Trail Lodge in King Salmon is now fully owned and operated by Nanci Morris Lyon and Heath Lyon. The couple has been guiding fishing trips in Bristol Bay for decades.Listen nowIn the 30 years that Morris Lyon has been guiding fishing trips in Alaska, she has become known by some as the pink lady on the river. someone gave her a pink hat with the slogan ‘Simply the best’ during her first year of guiding.“I put the hat on my head, and the next thing that I hear are the rumors that nobody can cat fish in a pink hat,” Morris Lyon said. “Me being the person I am, I was a little perturbed, so I was bound to prove them wrong. It became my moniker.”The pink stuck, and she came to own a pink boat. Again, the pink color was unintentional on her part.“I’ve kind of become the pink lady out here without actually wanting that to have happened,” Morris Lyon said.She hired Heath Lyon as a dock hand in 1991 and trained him as a guide in 1992. The rest is history, she said. They have been guiding together ever since.The Lyons ran the guide operations for the Bear Trail Lodge’s original owners, Morry and Donnalee Morecroft, when they built the lodge in 1999. When the Morecrofts sold the lodge eight years ago, the Lyons became partners with Brian Kraft and David Sandlin. As they have grown into running the lodge, Morris Lyon says, she has picked up more than just that pink fishing cap.“You have to wear all kinds of hats. You forget counting them because it doesn’t even make sense anymore,” Morris Lyon explained.The Bear Trail Lodge in King Salmon(Credit The Bear Trail Lodge)They handle everything from airline reservations and fish processing to food and gear.For their services they charge anywhere from $5275 for three days and three nights at the lodge to $9250 for seven days and seven nights. About 250 to 300 guests per year come from all over the world for the wide array of freshwater fishing opportunities.“We’ll fish for everything from all five species of salmon to the trophy rainbow trout in the area, the grayling, the char, the Dolly Varden and even the pike and some offshoot breeds like that,” Morris Lyon said.On March 31, the Lyons made it official and bought their partners out. Morris Lyon says that the opportunity for them to buy the lodge was an unexpected one.Heath Lyon scoops a fish from the river that a Bear Trail Lodge guest caught. (Avery Lill/ KDLG)“We just had this really unique opportunity that we never imagined would happen at all in our life time,” Morris Lyon said. “We had two partners in the lodge and they had much larger financial means than we did. We had the opportunity to buy them out, and there was a financier from back east of all places that was looking for investments in Alaska. And we just ended up being in the right place at the right time. And we are now full owners of Bear Trail Lodge.”Morris Lyon anticipates that the day-to-day operations will remain largely unchanged. What she is excited for is to bring the lodge back into local ownership.“One of the reasons that I really am proud to own the lodge is it was built and begun by somebody who lived out here and was a resident out here,” Morris Lyon said. “A lot of the inside workings of the lodge, literally the timbers and what not, the beams that it’s built with have come from old canneries from around here. I kind of feel like it’s being brought back to the bay again, and it’s back in local hands again”The Lyons call Bristol Bay home and have for a long time. It’s that love of the place and their investment, not just of money, but of time and heart that keep them there, says Morris Lyon.“This place is become a part of me my heart is here now,” Morris Lyon said. “I absolutely adore the fisheries. I adore the biology and natural wonders that we have out here. Really I feel like I’m the fortunate one to be a part of this little piece of earth, and I find it to be heaven on earth.”last_img read more

Baruipur cops bust arms racket

first_imgKolkata: Baruipur Police have busted an arms racket which was running behind the garb of a kerosene shop. Sleuths have arrested two accused and seized several firearms along with multiple cartridges. According to sources, Special Operations Group (SOG) of Baruipur Police recently got a tip-off that an arms racket was operating in Joynagar.Based on the information, sleuths started gathering inputs. Several sources were engaged to locate the place since past few days. Two days ago sleuths came to know from sources that something fishy was detected at a kerosene shop in Joynagar’s Khakurdah Bazar. Based on the information, sleuths kept a close watch on the shop owned by Abdul Jalil Mondal, who also resides in the same area. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseDuring covert survey, sleuths were sure about Mondal’s involvement in arms dealing. Late on Thursday night SOG of Baruipur Police and police personnel from Joynagar police station conducted a joint raid on Mondal’s kerosene shop and found two persons were about to ink a deal. One of them was Mondal. The other accused was identified as Abdul Rouf Laskar of Kashipur in South 24-Parganas. During search operations, sleuths found two long range firearms and 90 rounds of live bullets. Also 55 rounds of bullet shell were seized. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe duo was arrested immediately. Apart from arms and bullets, police have also seized a bike, two mobile phones and Rs 9,000. They have been booked under the Arms Act. It is suspected that Mondal is nothing but an agent in the arms dealing racket. Sleuths are trying to identify the mastermind of the racket by interrogating him. Earlier, South 24-Parganas Police had busted an arms racket and seized nearly 15 firearms, including 10 pipe guns, were seized from a car during a raid on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass near Sonarpur area during August last year.last_img read more

Galgotias sets new campus placements record

first_imgGalgotias University moves ahead proudly with record placements this year. 90% of students from B. Tech, CSE/IT, 71% of students from all the branches of B. Tech and 92% of students from MBA received their job offers. The present placement season for Galgotias University came with great enthusiasm, where within the first 15 days, students secured 1000+ job offers; employers mainly being MNCs like Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro and TCS. Apart from this, 34% of the students received multiple job offers as well. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfStudents of Galgotias University got the opportunity to participate in the process of hiring with more than 400 companies like Sonalika Tractors, Ashok Leyland, Samsung R&D, Amazon, UltraTech Cement, VIVO Mobiles, PNB Housing, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Havells, Future Group, Flipkart, Ericsson, LG Electronics and many more. 90% of the students pursuing their studies received their placement in sectors like Hotel Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Law and Pharmacy.To ensure a brighter career of their students, Galgotias University has tied up with companies like Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro, Ericsson, Tech Mahindra, and other corporates. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe University is working towards “Professional Skills” and creating “Global Professionals”. It is renowned for its modernised campus, strategic learning and global conduct. With modern facilities, the learning environment is designed in a way, which promises to turn students into Global Corporate Personalities. The students of Galgotias are nurtured by highly experienced faculties and provided with equal, fair and optimal opportunities of placements. Students are trained not only in academics but also in personality development and soft skills.last_img read more