CAIS Program Enrolment Deadline Extended

first_imgNova Scotia farmers will have more time to enrol in the CanadianAgricultural Income Stabilization (CAIS) program, Chrisd’Entremont, Minister of the Nova Scotia Department ofAgriculture and Fisheries, said today, Feb. 24. Two deadlines for the program have been extended. The firstdeadline, for responding to the program’s options notices andchoosing a level of income protection for 2003 and 2004, has beenmoved to April 30. The deadline for making deposits, for 2003 and2004 program years has also been extended to Dec. 31. The deadline to file farming income information for the 2003 CAISprogram will remain the same. Farmers must report their 2003farming income for tax purposes and submit the 2003 CAISsupplementary forms reporting inventory and expense informationby June 15 for individuals and June 30 for corporations “With all the hardships producers have experienced this past yearit is great that these deadlines are being extended,” said theminister. “The new deadlines will give producers an increasedopportunity to participate in the CAIS program as well as toaddress any transitional challenges that may arise.” Producers who would like to participate, but have not yetreceived an options notice, should contact the CAIS programadministration office as soon as possible. For more informationcall toll-free 1 866 367-8506 or visit the website .last_img read more

24 dead in suspected arson attack on Japan animation studio

first_imgTokyo: A suspected arson attack on an animation production company in Japan killed 24 people and injured dozens more on Thursday, with flames gutting the building in the city of Kyoto. Police said the fierce blaze appeared to have been started deliberately but there was no immediate information on a possible motive. The toll continued to climb hours after the fire began, with fire department officials saying bodies were being discovered as they searched the ravaged building. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang A fire department official told AFP that at least 11 more people had been found “in cardio-respiratory arrest,” a term used in Japan to signify a victim’s death before it is officially certified. The discoveries, on the building’s second floor and a stairwell leading to the roof, raised the toll to at least 24 dead. Officials said 35 people had also been injured in the fire, 10 of whom were in serious condition, and local media said around 70 people were believed to have been in the building when the fire started. Also Read – Want to bring back US forces engaged in endless wars: Trump Footage of the blaze showed thick white smoke pouring from the windows of the three-storey building. Its facade was charred black on much of one side where the flames had shot out of the windows. The fire department said it began receiving calls around 10:35 am (0135 GMT) about the fire at the studio belonging to Kyoto Animation. “Callers reported having heard a loud explosion from the first floor of Kyoto Animation and seeing smoke,” a fire department spokesman said. Police said they were still investigating the cause of the fire but it was a suspected arson attack. “A man threw a liquid and set fire to it,” a Kyoto prefectural police spokesman told AFP. Public broadcaster NHK reported that a man had been detained in connection with the blaze and was later taken to hospital for treatment. It reported that the suspect had poured a gasoline-like substance around the building and said “drop dead” as he set fire to it. “I heard two loud bangs, they sounded like explosions,” a man told NHK. “The fire was raging hard. I saw red flames flaring.” A woman living nearby told Kyodo news agency she had seen at least one injured person outside the building. “A person with singed hair was lying down and there were bloody footprints,” the 59-year-old told the local news outlet. There was no immediate statement from the studio, which produced several well-known television anime series, including “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” and “K-ON!” “We are in the process of learning what happened,” said a woman who answered the phone at the firm’s headquarters in Uji City in the Kyoto region. “We cannot tell you anything more,” she added. The blaze prompted an outpouring of support from those in Japan’s anime industry, one of the country’s best known cultural exports. “No, I don’t know what I should be thinking now,” tweeted Yutaka Yamamoto, an animation director who once worked at Kyoto Animation. “Why, why, why?” Japan has a famously low crime rate, with violent crime very rare. Arson is considered a serious crime and people convicted of deliberately setting fires in a country where many people still live in wooden houses can face the death penalty. A man convicted of setting a fire that killed 16 people in Osaka in 2008 is currently on death row.last_img read more

Chretien Romanow McMurtry condemn Fords use of notwithstanding clause

first_imgTORONTO – Three prominent former politicians who negotiated the inclusion of the notwithstanding clause in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms are condemning the Ontario government’s use of the rare provision to push through legislation that was deemed unconstitutional by the courts.Former prime minister Jean Chretien, former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow and former Ontario attorney general Roy McMurtry issued a statement Friday saying the clause wasn’t meant to be used in this way.“The clause was designed to be invoked by legislatures in exceptional situations, and only as a last resort after careful consideration,” they said. “It was not designed to be used by governments as a convenience or as a means to circumvent proper process.”The three men urged Ontario’s Progressive Conservative legislators to break ranks with Premier Doug Ford, who announced Monday he would invoke the notwithstanding clause to override a judge’s ruling on legislation concerning the size of Toronto’s city council.“We condemn his actions and call on those in his cabinet and caucus to stand up to him,” they said. “History will judge them by their silence.”When asked about the comments, a spokeswoman for Ford said the Ontario government was using the part of Constitution “designed specifically to ensure that the will of an elected legislature is respected.”“Section 33 makes it clear that the elected legislature, not the judiciary, should have the final say over certain laws,” Laryssa Waler said in a statement.A Toronto judge this week struck down legislation to slash the size of Toronto city council in the middle of an election, saying it infringed on voters’ and candidates’ right to free expression.Ford justified using the notwithstanding clause when he reintroduced the legislation, saying that “politically appointed” judges shouldn’t interfere with democratically elected governments.The premier also touted Chretien as a supporter of the clause when pressed on the issue during question period Thursday.Former Tory premier Bill Davis has also spoken out against Ford’s decision, as have Canada’s big city mayors and all 25 Liberal MPs from Toronto.Toronto city council, meanwhile, has asked the federal government to intervene. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that while he is disappointed by the Ontario government’s decision, he will not wade into the debate.Ford’s invoking of the notwithstanding clause marks the first time it is being used in Ontario.last_img read more

Bid On Manchester United Packages For Charity

first_imgAs the Official Vehicle of Manchester United, Chevrolet is proud to offer 6 exclusive fan packages when Manchester United comes to America to face off against Real Madrid FC on August 2.All proceeds from the auctions go to support the United Way. Founded in 1887, United Way Worldwide is advancing the common good and mobilizing the caring power in nearly 1,800 communities around the world.As well as VIP ticket packages, you can also bid on the chance to have your child escort a player onto the field, and the chance to walk the pitch before the game.To make a bid or find out more, click here.last_img

Returning Canadian Hits DARK MATTER WYNONNA EARP and Original Series KILLJOYS Ignite

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook About Bell Media Original ProgrammingBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK as well as KILLJOYS, WYNONNA EARP, and DARK MATTER; Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON, CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and A IS FOR APPLE. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.About SpaceSpace is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre, and the popular after show AFTER THE BLACK. Named “Channel of the Year” in 2013 by Playback magazine, Space is also home to original series ORPHAN BLACK and KILLJOYS, and the exclusive Canadian home for signature series DOCTOR WHO, THE EXPANSE, DARK MATTER, and AFTERMATH. Space content is always available at, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is part of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Based on the graphic novel created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, DARK MATTER centres on an intergalactic crew who awaken on a derelict spaceship with no memories of who they are or how they got there. Following Season 2’s explosive finale, the scattered survivors of EOS-7 battle to regroup amidst the backdrop of corporate war. Ryo Ishida, now emperor of Zairon, makes an enemy of his former allies while the past comes back to haunt the crew of the Raza. Melissa O’Neil as Two; Anthony Lemke as Three; Alex Mallari Jr. as Four; Jodelle Ferland as Five; Roger Cross as Six; and Zoie Palmer as The Android. Created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and developed and  produced by Prodigy Pictures, DARK MATTER is executive produced by Jay Firestone, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.With an average of 390,000 viewers each week, Season 2 of DARK MATTER was the second-most watched series on Space behind DOCTOR WHO. In its timeslot at 10 p.m. ET, DARK MATTER made Space the most-watched specialty network.In the Season 3 premiere “Being Better is So Much Harder” (Friday, June 9 at 8 p.m. ET) the survivors of the EOS 7 bombing fight to stay alive and find the rest of their crew. Then at 9 p.m. ET the thrill continues with Episode 2, “It Doesn’t Have to Be Like This” as the crew of the Raza targets an Ishida research station in an attempt to take back the Blink Drive. WYNONNA EARP Season 2Fridays at 10 p.m. ET, beginning June 9Based on IDW Publishing’s comic book series by Beau Smith, WYNONNA EARP is a fast-paced, gun-slinging thriller that follows Wyatt Earp’s great-great-granddaughter Wynonna, as she battles demons and other supernatural beings.Currently airing back-to-back episodes Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET – midnight, Season 1 of WYNONNA EARP reaches an average of 675,000 viewers each week. During its timeslot, Space is the most-watched entertainment specialty station.In the Season 2 premiere, Wynonna and the gang must face a whole new level of evil when more paranormal beings enter the Ghost River Triangle. In the premiere episode “Steel Bars and Stone Walls” (Friday, June 9 at 10 p.m. ET), the consequences of Waverly’s (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) actions affect the whole team.KILLJOYS Season 3Fridays at 8 p.m. ET, beginning June 30Created by showrunner Michelle Lovretta (LOST GIRL), this intergalactic thriller continues to be Space’s most-watched original series and a critical darling. Season 3 sees the return of the heroic trio: Hannah John-Kamen as fierce and fearless leader Dutch, Aaron Ashmore as the determined and tech-savvy John Jaqobis and Luke MacFarlane as the steadfast and tactical D’avin Jaqobis. After sustaining serious personal losses, the trio of interplanetary bounty hunters must come together and prepare themselves for what lies ahead. Tension and tragedy loom over the J Star System, as they struggle to assemble an army and prepare for battle.In the season opener (Friday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET) “Boondoggie”, Dutch and D’avin, with the help of an obnoxious black market dealer, are on the hunt for a weapon that will draw out the Hullen; and Johnny receives an SOS from Clara leading him into the underground world of Hackmods.Social Media links TORONTO (May 30, 2017) – Space fans can buckle up for an action-packed thrill ride when a killer trifecta of Space’s biggest homegrown hits DARK MATTER, WYNONNA EARP and KILLJOYS jump-start Friday nights beginning June 9, on Space. Kicking things off is Season 3 of Canadian smash-hit series DARK MATTER when it returns with a special premiere event airing two back-to-back episodes at 8 and 9 p.m. ET, before returning to its regular timeslot of Fridays at 9 p.m. ET beginning June 16. Following the Season 3 debut of DARK MATTER, on June 9 at 10 p.m. ET, Space has the exclusive Canadian premiere of supernatural sensation WYNONNA EARP, starring Canadian Melanie Scrofano (DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, LETTERKENNY), as the titular demon hunter. Finally, the stars align on June 30 when Space’s most-watched original series KILLJOYS returns for a third season of intergalactic bounty hunting, Fridays at 8 p.m. ET. Space viewers can catch-up on new seasons of DARK MATTER, WYNONNA EARP and KILLJOYS on, Space GO, and via On Demand partners. Season 1 and 2 of KILLJOYS are also available on CraveTV. KILLJOYS, DARK MATTER and WYNONNA EARP air the same day and time on Syfy in the U.S.DARK MATTER Season 3Fridays at 9 p.m. ET, after two-episode premiere on June 9 at 8 p.m. Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Space on Facebook Space on Twitter Space on Instagram Killjoys on Twitter Dark Matter on Twitter Wynonna Earp on Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

BJP renominates sitting MPs in 4 Delhi LS seats

first_imgNEW DELHI: Putting a full stop to all speculation, the BJP on Sunday released names of candidates in four Lok Sabha seats in Delhi and all the four are sitting MPs — Dr Harsh Vardhan from Chandni Chowk, Manoj Tiwari from North-East, Pravesh Verma from West Delhi and Ramesh Bidhuri from South Delhi. Sources in the party said that the other seats will be out soon and the party is waiting for the list of Congress candidates, after which it will take the final call. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsDr Harsh Vardhan is the incumbent Union science & technology and environment minister. Last time he got 44.58 per cent votes followed by AAP’s Ashutosh (30.71 per cent) and Congress party’s Kapil Sibal (17.94 per cent). AAP has nominated Pankaj Gupta this time and according to sources, Congress may field Delhi unit chief and former CM Shiela Dikshit. From North-East Delhi the BJP has announed the name of its Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari, a star campaigner of the party. Last time Tiwari got 45.25 per cent vote followed by AAP’s Anand Kumar (34.31 per cent). This time AAP leader Dilip Pandey is fighting from this seat. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayIn the last election, BJP South Delhi candidate Ramesh Bidhuri got 45.17 per cent vote followed by AAP’s Col Devinder Sehrawat with 35.46 per cent and Congress party’s Ramesh Kumar who got 11 per cent vote. This time AAP’s young face Raghav Chadha is fighting from this seat. The BJP’s West Delhi candidate Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma is the son of late BJP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Sahib Singh Verma. In the last election he got 48.30 per cent vote followed by AAP’s Jarnail Singh with 28 per cent and Congress party’s Mahabal Mishra with 14 per cent vote. This time AAP’s candidate from the seat is Balbir Singh Jakhar.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Arrives in New Delhi For IndiaAfrica Forum Summit

Rabat – King Mohammed VI of Morocco arrived this Sunday in New Delhi to participate in the third India-Africa Forum Summit, scheduled for October 26 to 29.Spokesperson of India’s Ministry of External Affairs, Vikas Swarup announced in a tweet that King Mohammed VI is the first head of state to arrive in New Delhi, adding that he “was received by Minister [of State for Agriculture] Sanjeev Balyan”.#IAFS The first Head of State arrives. King of Morocco Mohammed VI in Delhi, received by Minister Sanjeev Balyan— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) October 25, 2015The India-Africa Summit begins on Monday but the main summit, attended by heads of state and government, including nearly 40 kings, presidents and prime ministers, is on October 29. The Summit will provide a high-level political platform for African Heads of State and government and the Indian government to debate their common problems, including food, health and environment, as well as expand cooperation on maritime security and counterterrorism.This is the second trip of King Mohammed VI to India, since he came to power in 1999. Multiple local media reports said the visit translates the importance Morocco attaches to strengthening its relations with the Asian country.Moroccan-Indian trade relations have scored a steady growth recently. In 2014, trade between the two countries stood at $1.36 billion, with India’s exports to Morocco amounting to $500.5 million, while imports were valued at $855.8 million.Indian exports to Morocco in 2014 decreased by 21.6 percent compared to the previous year, while Moroccan exports to India registered an increase of 10.2 percent. The trade balance is almost always in favor of Morocco due to exports of phosphoric acid and rock phosphate to India. read more

Celtics Deny Nets Chance to Interview Doc Rivers

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge denied the Brooklyn Nets permission to speak to Doc Rivers about their vacant coaching position, team and league sources confirmed to has three years and $21 million remaining on his contract. The Nets did not retain interim coach P.J. Carlesimo after getting knocked out of the playoffs earlier this month.Reached late Thursday, Ainge refused to comment on the Nets’ interest in Rivers and reiterated that he expects him back on the Celtics’ bench next season.“Doc has told me he’s coming back,” Ainge said bluntly. “I talk to him almost every day about our team and what we are going to do moving forward.”The Celtics’ unwillingness to allow a competing team to talk to Rivers suggests they expect him to honor the extension he signed on May 11, 2011, which made him among the highest-paid coaches in professional sports and one of the top two in the NBA, along with the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich.When Rivers signed that deal, he was asked about the lean years that inevitably would surface as Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen grew older, moved on or retired.“Well, I don’t think anyone is looking forward to [rebuilding],” Rivers said, “but I’m willing to do that. I’ve had a group that has been very loyal to me, and I think it would have been very easy to just run and go somewhere else and chase something else. … I just don’t think that’s the right thing to do. Coaches talk about loyalty and team, and I just thought it was time to show it.”That will not stop the offers from coming. Last season, the Orlando Magic offered Rivers the job of team president, which would have entailed everything from schmoozing with corporate sponsors to running the front office. Though he had previously insisted he had “little to no interest” in running a franchise, the financial windfall and unilateral power that would come with such a position (not to mention the proximity to his home base) gave him some brief pause. Ultimately, Rivers rebuffed the Magic and determined he wasn’t done coaching.Ainge acknowledged late Thursday afternoon that Rivers remains a coveted asset among NBA circles.“We know people want Doc,” Ainge said. “We know people want (Rajon Rondo) and KG and Paul Pierce. They are the Celtics. They’ve all had great success.”If Rivers decided to go back to the broadcast booth, where he received rave reviews for his work on TNT, the Celtics still would hold his coaching rights for the life of his contract, preventing him from hopping to another team without some negotiated compensation.Rivers is expected to sit down with his coaching staff, each of whom has an expiring contract, this weekend. read more

2011 was a year of major achievements for Shenhua Shendong Coal Group

first_imgShenhua Shendong Coal Group Corp produced 202 Mt of saleable coal in 2011, becoming the first 200-Mt commercial coal production base in China. The company says it set several new records in coal output and sales in 2011. Raw coal output reached 219 Mt in 2011, up nearly 11.2 Mt from the previous year. Meanwhile, its commercial coal output at 202 Mt was up nearly 9.3 Mt from the previous year. The company’s Shendong coalfield covers a total area of 31,200 km2 km, and is partly located in northern Yulin in Shaanxi province and partly in southern Ordos in Inner Mongolia. International Mining reported on the company in 2010.The coalfield has 223,600 Mt of Proven coal reserves, the largest in China. At present, there are seven 10-Mt coal mines and three 20-Mt coal mines in the coalfield.Also last year, in October, the Zhunneng Heidaigou opencast coal mine, which is the largest opencast coal mine in China with a design annual output of 20 Mt/y, achieved safe production of 2,000 days with “zero death and type-B & non-casualty incidents,” the company reported. During this period, the mine produced a raw coal output of 139 Mt and a total exploitation volume of 601 million m3, “setting two new records in the annual exploitation volume and raw coal output efficiency in opencast coal mines of China.last_img read more

PPD Zagreb have a new left wing – Dobrivoje Marković

Dobrivoje Markovicppd zagreb Croatian champions PPD Zagreb have a new left wing – Dobrivoje Marković. The 29 years-old righthander signed contract with the Croatian best side until end of the season. PPD Zagreb coach Veselin Vujović is obviosly dissatisfied with performance of left wing trio Šprem, Mihić and Kovačević, decided to take off mark of “Croatian product” from recent vision of Zagreb’s roster.-I couldn’t say no to Vujovic with whom I worked in Vardar and Serbian national team. He is a very good coach – stated Marković forć played for RK Jugović Kać, Spanish Quenca and Macedonian RK Vardar. He was free agent since June, when he ended contract with Macedonian best team.PHOTO: Mandatory Credit ©SEHA/ Zsolt Melczer ← Previous Story HUNGARY: First defeat for PICK Szeged in Tatabanya! Next Story → African Champions League: Zamalek and African for trophy! read more

Prototype battery case charges in just ten minutes

first_imgA cool new battery case from NTT DoCoMo can charge in just ten minutes. The case then passes on its power to the phone at regular-charge speed whilst on the move.The prototype case, debuted at Ceatec 2011 in Japan, employs lithium-tintanate battery technology – a modified form of the more standard lithium-ion battery – to achieve super-fast recharge speeds.The case itself seems a bit bulky and is designed to fit over a regular phone as a sort of backup power system for those times when you forget to charge it. The fact that NTT DoCoMo is not simply incorporating the lithium-tintanate technology directly into the regular phone battery suggests that it is not ready for mainstream adoption, possibly due to the bulky nature of the current batteries compare to their lithium-ion counterparts.There is no indication from NTT DoCoMo about pricing, or when the super-charge case might see a release; something not uncommon for trade-show previews of next-gen technology. we don’t even know yet what phones will be supported as every handset is different. Surely some modular battery and casing will be required for cater for lots of phones?The battery in the case has some similarities to the Super-Charge Battery from Toshiba, which can charge to 90 percent capacity in five minutes and is touted as a ‘super safe’ battery, capable of withstanding ruptures and functioning in extremely low temperatures (though there is no evidence that the same applies to the NTT DoCoMo version).Backup batteries that allow users to charge their phone when not near a power outlet are nothing new; solutions exist for the iPhone and most other mobile devices. What sets the NTT DoCoMo solution apart is the combination of a charging case and the super-fast re-charge speeds promised.Read more at CNETlast_img read more

Property tax headaches

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Australians have to face new headaches after the introduction of the new real estate property tax ENFIA. The new tax has replaced a previous tax widely known as ‘haratsi’, which was collected through the electricity bills. Every person who owns real estate property in Greece, regardless of where they reside, is subject to this new law. “Property includes the full ownership, the life estate (epikarpia), the remainder (psili kyriotita), the inheritance rights etc, in full title or in undivided interest (joint ownership), on houses, units, lots, rural properties, parking rights and others, owned on the 1st of January of each year, irrespective of whether any income in generated/collected or not,” Greek lawyer John Tripidakis told Neos Kosmos. “This new taxation is over and above the already applying and collected yearly council rates.ENFIA’s calculation is a very complex procedure based on various factors, including the property’s location, dimensions, age, face on the street(s) and other considerations.Properties of substantial value (more than 300.000 euros) incur an additional tax,” states Mr Tripidakis.The data base used by the Greek Taxation Office for the calculation of this new tax is the (known in the past as taxisnet), created through the Ε9 tax returns, where tax payers in Greece state all the properties that they own. “If the E9 statement has missing information, then this is to the detriment of the tax payer, since the Tax Authority will employ the most severe factors. For example, if the E9 statement, does not mention the floor on which a unit is located, then the highest factor of the 6th floor will be used (which is the maximum ratio),” goes on to clarify Mr Tripidakis.It is worth highlighting that in Greece all property heirs are taxed, irrespective of whether or not they have probated the Will/Estate. “Even if an heir is not interested in inheriting the Greek property, he will still be taxed if he does not denounce the Estate promptly. This is of great interest to Greek Australians that have not proceeded with the required legal actions for their inherited property in Greece. Non-action, might create a tax obligation,” stresses Mr Tripidakis. A tax reduction for En.F.I.A. is provided to low income earners (less than 9.500 euros per annum), to those in a poor financial situation, or to those owning property of less than 150 square meters, who, at the same time, do not have any debts to the Taxation Office.John Tripidakis also draws attention to the fact that there is a need for the prompt payment of the installments. “A two months delay may create an additional raise of 12.73 per cent. Property owners may modify/correct their ownership status without any penalties by the end of November 2014,” he concludes.The Greek government announced last week that taxpayers will be able to pay off the newly introduced property tax in six installments. Properties on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, which was struck by a major earthquake in February this year, have been exempted from the new property tax for a year. The same will also apply to properties in other parts of the country if affected by other earthquakes and consequently are put out of use.It is expected that Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will announce tonight in Thessaloniki at the opening of the 78th Thessaloniki International Fair changes to the new property tax En.F.I.A. The revised provisions for the new tax are expected to be submitted in the Greek Parliament next week.last_img read more

Darwins Footprint book presentation

first_imgSo what exactly is the connection between Darwin and Greek literature? Maria Zarimis’ book Darwin’s Footprint has the answer.An adjunct lecturer in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales, she examines the impact of Darwinism in Greece and investigates how it has shaped Greece’s cultural and intellectual history, namely its literature.The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw Darwinism and associated science strongly influence many Greek literary writers and influential intellectuals. This fuelled debates in various areas including ‘man’s place in nature’, eugenics, the nature-nurture controversy, religion, as well as class, race and gender.According to Antonis Liakos, Professor of Contemporary History and History of Historiography at the University of Athens, Maria Zarimis’ book is “a thorough and in-depth analysis of how mainstream Western scientific ideas found their way into the planning of the modern Greek society through the intermediation of literature”. For more information, call (02) 95594424, or to purchase the book, visit Thursday 28 May at 7.00 pmWhere: Greek Bilingual Bookshop, 837 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, NSW Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Watch an enraged Apple Store customer go on a 10000 smashing spree

first_imgYou’ve probably seen your share of iPhone torture videos over the years. Today’s installment is a bit different: it involves devices that haven’t even left the Apple Store yet.That guy up there? Yeah, he’s not strolling around with a microfiber cloth cleaning fingerprints off all the iPhones and iPads. Nope. He dropped in to exact a little revenge on Apple, and he came to collect with a boule de petanque.For those of you who aren’t familiar, petanque is a game played with balls and it’s similar to bocce. There are a few differences. For one, you toss your balls rather than rolling them. Another is that the balls you toss are heavy, made of metal, and are really, really great for smashing things like small electronics.With the ice-cold demeanor of a hitman, this guy strolls calmly from display-to-display, taking devices off their stands, placing them flat on the table, and then delivering one fatal blow after another. He’s clearly planned the whole thing out. He’s even wearing an Ove Glove (or something similar) on his bashing hand to avoid walking away with any shrapnel stuck in it.iPhones. Macbooks. Even an iMac. All told, it’s estimated that he wrecked about $10,000 worth of Apple hardware before mall security intervened.So what set him off? Apparently he felt like Apple gave him the short end of the stick with a warranty claim — you can hear him shouting things about his consumer rights being violated while he plays petanque-ball whack-a-mole.last_img read more

Klopp hails best performance of the season

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised their 2-1 victory at Tottenham as their best performance of the season.Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the season with their fifth victory in a row. Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino scored to hand Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool an important 2-1 victory away at Wembley, while Tottenham lost their second game in a row.Klopp is full of praise for his Liverpool side after their big win, which has put them on top of the Premier League table.“It was very good. It was a very intense job and the boys did it. It was a deserved win,” Klopp told Sky Sports.“Over 85 minutes we were dominant with the ball and without the ball. We caused them massive problems and the things they usually do that usually work didn’t today.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I don’t take things for granted because the boys came back after an intense international break abroad, had one session and then played and stuck to our plan like they did today.“Respect. That was really good. Everybody worked so hard and it was a good performance.“We played against one of the most confident teams in football. They are so used to what they do that it is so difficult to deal with and means we had to be compact.“When we had the ball we were really clear and it was the best game of the season so far.“I like the options we made, the passes we played. The performance was much better than the result.”last_img read more

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of December 30 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, there are NO town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, December 30, 2018.Sunday, December 30No MeetingsMonday, December 31No MeetingsTuesday, January 1No MeetingsWednesday, January 2The Wilmington Conservation Commission meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, January 3The Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Friday, January 4No MeetingsSaturday, January 5No Meetings(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Lady Brion Power Through Poetry

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.comBrion Gill, known on poetry stages internationally as “Lady Brion” wields her gift like a cudgel, or waves it like silk depending on the occasion. Yet, she consistently lifts her voice as an instrument for liberation. “As a community leader, poetry creates an opportunity for authentic expression that provides opportunity for people to get opinions, arguments, and ideas directly from the source,” said Gill, the cultural curator for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a Black grassroots think tank based in Baltimore.Lady Brion (Courtesy Photo)“For the “artivist,” poetry can also serve as a disruption. Much like the many demonstrations of the Black Lives Matter movement, poetry can raise awareness, in a disruptive sense, to the injustices or issues in society.”Brion, a Baltimore native and former Baltimore City Public Schools teacher has traveled the world (including Ghana, Zanzibar and the U.K.) performing her poetry. In the process, she has captured major poetry championships; the 2016 National Poetry Slam Champion and the 2017 Southern Fried Regional Slam Champion, among others.“Poetry creates a unique opportunity to galvanize and unify people,” Brion said. “Poetry shows us the universality of the human experience by allowing us to see similarities more than differences as we share stories and frustrations…a poet and their work can reflect the audience in which it is being read before. That is affirming because as an audience member it means that we are seen, we are recognized, and we are not alone.”Ultimately, at this time of titanic shifts, politically and culturally, Brion sees poetry as a salve and a sanctuary. “Poetry lives in the uncomfortable, in the darkness, in the shadows — so poetry can evoke the voices and the emotions of those society consistently silences and marginalizes,” she said. “And there is real power in that.”last_img read more

Amazons giant Seattle biosphere offices will be home to 300 plant species

first_imgMost technology companies seem to set up shop in “hip” cities like San Francisco or New York — places they can find an eager young workforce. Amazon has taken a different approach, preferring to remain in its home city of Seattle and build up. The online retailer has expanded repeatedly, and now occupies more than 15% of the city’s office space. That’s fine, but Amazon wants more than traditional offices. Part of the company’s new Seventh Avenue expansion includes three giant biospheres that Amazon considers the workplace of the future.These biospheres are currently under construction, expected to be open to employees in 2018. The metal frames were completed earlier this year, and construction crews just recently started fitting all the triangular glass panes that make up the spheres’ faceted surfaces. Each sphere is 100-feet tall and will feature walking paths, casual work spaces, and meeting rooms suspended in the trees. Amazon’s management hopes employees will spend more time on campus in the biospheres (and maybe get more work done).What it’s supposed to look like when it’s done.Amazon wants to have around 300 different plant species growing inside the domes when they’re complete, and these won’t all be native to the Pacific Northwest. Amazon has a staff horticulturist whose job it is to find plants from all over the world that will thrive in the cool, dry environment of the biospheres. Some of these will likely be endangered species, so this is a little conservation project in addition to a green office park.Amazon’s new offices won’t only be of the futuristic biosphere variety. The company is also building three large office buildings flanking the biospheres, which should open around the same time.last_img read more

Staging myth on the rocks

first_imgThe Lord was so pleased with Mahishasura’s devotion, that he blessed him with eternal life, declaring that no man, beast, demon or deity would ever be able to kill him. Taking advantage of this boon he caused destruction and tried to take over Lord Indra’s throne. All the gods invoked lordess Durga to defeat Mahishasur. He lost the combat with Durga and she killed him to restore the balance of good and evil.Retelling the same mythological story, a Kathak dance drama called Mahishasur Mardini, will be presented on the Capital stage. The show  curated by Asawri Pawar, will be inaugurated on Monday at ICCR.last_img