1st Test: Australia struggles to keep up with Bangladesh

November 18, 2019

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first_imgBangladesh had Australia reeling at 18-3 after scoring 260 in its first innings on the first day to take control of the opening Test on Sunday. (SCORECARD)With nine overs to survive before the close of play, Australian batsmen were unable to deal with the Bangladesh spinners on a pitch that offered considerable amount of turn and bounce.Opener Matt Renshaw was not out on 6 with captain Steven Smith on 3 to end the see-saw day in which 13 wickets fell.Opener David Warner survived a video review as the ball touched his bat before hitting the pad but was dismissed on the next ball off offspinner Mehidy Hasan on 8.Usman Khawaja was run out on 1 while nightwatchman Nathan Lyon got dismissed before opening his account, prompting Smith to see off the day.Hasan and Shakib picked up a wicket apiece.Earlier, Shakib Al Hasan scored 84 and Tamim Iqbal 71 in their 50th Test as Bangladesh recovered from paceman Pat Cummins’ onslaught to amass 260.”Our partnership was crucial,” Shakib said. “It was challenging but we have applied ourselves well on the tricky wicket.”Cummins (3-63) ripped through the Bangladesh top order in his first two overs to reduce Bangladesh to 10-3.AP Photo Shakib and Tamim combined for 155 runs in a fourth-wicket stand before Glenn Maxwell broke through to dismiss the latter.Offspinner Nathan Lyon then equaled the wicket tally of Richie Benaud (248), removing Shakib with a delivery that had extra bounce and spun sharply. He then removed Mehidy Hasan to get past Benaud to sit behind only Shane Warne (708) among Australia’s all-time best spinners.advertisement”It’s in the balance to be fair. You can probably look at Bangladesh who have the momentum at the moment,” Lyon said.”It’s not ideal losing three wickets but that’s the game. You’ve got to give them credit, they batted well, they bowled well. Now it’s our chance to fight back and really Test ourselves in these conditions.”Shakib’s 22nd half century included 11 boundaries.Despite his careful approach, Tamim offered a chance on 62 when fast bowler Josh Hazlewood couldn’t quite hold on to what would have been a brilliant catch off his own bowling.The Bangladesh opener smashed five boundaries and three sixes in his innings, lasting for 144 balls, before he was induced by part-time offspinner Maxwell who extracted maximum turn from his delivery.With the pitch getting slower, Ashton Agar and Lyon cleaned up the Bangladesh tail after a shower halted the game for 30 minutes.Agar, coming back into the side after four years, and Lyon took three apiece, giving away 46 and 79 runs, respectively. Lyon reached 250 Test wickets with his final strike.last_img read more


Research lab shows off tech advances

November 18, 2019

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first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Advanced Technology Continue Reading Previous AbsInt provides static program analyzer for BoschNext Sorting out evolving AI requirements ANTWERP – Once a year the Imec research lab opens the doors to its diverse labs and invites guests for a tech show and tell. A sampler below from this year’s event, renamed Future Summits, includes a look inside the new Microsoft HoloLens and a novel quantum computer, an update on brain science and more.You never know who you may bump into in the halls of this event. I turned around at a coffee stand and saw Jelle De Smet (right), an optics researcher I first met here in 2013.At that time he was a PhD student with ideas for an active optical lens. Two years later, he was well along on an Imec research project that aimed to pair a flexible lens with a distance sensor to determine when and how to tune the optics.This year de Smet was three years into a startup, Morrow Optics, using a version of his liquid crystal lens embedded in sunglasses. Push a button and the “lens-in-foil” embedded in a traditional lens morphs into a standard 1x reading lens.The product in going through user tests now with hopes to hit retail shelves befre long. A 2x version of the active lens is in develpment. On the way to the market the complex electronics he once envisioned for an iris replacement have been simplified to a battery and controller chip in the arm of the glasses.center_img Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more


PBL: Kidambi Srikanth stars as Bengaluru Raptors beat Mumbai Rockets to lift maiden title

November 16, 2019

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first_imgBengaluru Raptors won their first ever Premier Badminton League (PBL) title after they beat Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in the final of the tournament at the Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. Kidambi Srikanth, Vu Ji Trang (Trump match) and men’s doubles pair of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Satiawan won their matches for Bengaluru Raptors.Sameer Verma of Mumbai Rockets had fought back in the men’s singles tie against B Sai Praneeth to put his team in the hunt but the men’s doubles pair of Bengaluru Raptors proved too good for their opponents in the end.Kim Gi Jung and Pia Zebadiah of Mumbai Rockets started the contest by winning the Trump match against Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith of Bengaluru Raptors 15-8 15-14 in the mixed doubles. The victory put Mumbai Rockets 2-0 up after the first tie.But Kidambi Srikanth had other plans as he thrashed Anders Antonsen of Mumbai Rockets 15-7 15-10 in the men’s singles to keep Bengaluru alive. Vu Ji Trang then won her women’s singles tie against Shriyanshi Pardeshi in straight games. It was a Trump game for Bengaluru and the victory put them 3-2 ahead in the contest.However, Sameer Verma registered a come-from-behind victory over B Sai Praneeth to put Mumbai on level terms and send the match into the decider. Bengaluru’s men’s doubles pair then beat Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae of Mumbai Rockets 15-13 15-10 in the winners-take-all contest to seal the victory.Bengaluru have become the fifth team after Chennai Smashers, Delhi Dashers, Hyderabad Hotshots and Hyderabad Hunters to win the title.advertisementAlso Watch:last_img read more


Football law-making body deems global VAR ‘back up’ needed

November 16, 2019

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first_imgFootball’s law-making body concedes the A-League grand final has exposed a flaw in the global protocols for video reviews and underlined the glaring need for a “back-up system” in case of technological glitches.Saturday’s video assistant referee (VAR) failure in Newcastle has reverberated around the world, with the German Bundesliga among the competitions which have contacted Football Federation Australia seeking information as to what went so wrong. Share on LinkedIn Video assistant referees (VARs) FFA has already sent a preliminary account to IFAB, the organisation responsible for the laws of the game, and will prepare a more detailed paper once Hawk-Eye has analysed the ‘crash dump report’ from the software program that froze moments before Kosta Barbarouses’ ninth-minute goal for Melbourne Victory.It meant the VAR on duty, Craig Zetter, did not have access to the side-on camera angle which made it abundantly clear that defender James Donachie was offside when he headed the ball across the box for Barbarouses to score.It comes just a month out from the World Cup in Russia, where the VAR will be used for the first time at football’s showpiece event.“The incident in question was primarily the result of a short-term failure of the technology rather than human error on the part of the VAR team,” an IFAB spokesman told AAP in a statement.“No technology system is perfect and what is important is for everyone to learn the lessons from this incident and ensure that when there is a technology failure there are procedures and a back-up system, so the problem can be overcome.”A-League chief Greg O’Rourke confirmed to AAP that there was no alternate system in place for the grand final, which he believed was consistent with all leagues using VAR across the world and the protocols set out by IFAB.“That’s clear. They have back-up hardware, but this was a software crash,” he said.Although it will be of no comfort to the Newcastle Jets and their supporters, the creation of a standardised fallback option will most likely be the long-term legacy of their controversial 1-0 defeat.O’Rourke said FFA had already recognised the need for one and several months ago had toured the NRL’s ‘bunker’, which has a back-up booth in case of emergency.With the A-League still committed to the use of VARs, it’s likely the competition will look to emulate the rugby league set-up, which oversees all matches from a central location. Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Australia sport Share via Email Reuse this content Newcastle Jets FFA review finds VAR technology failed during A-League grand final Share on Pinterest Read more Share on Facebook Topics Share on Messenger A-Leaguelast_img read more


South Carolina Fans Pointing Out Interesting Quote By 5-Star Transfer

October 26, 2019

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first_imgA view of Clemson's stadium at night from high up.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 3: A general view of the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 3, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson defeated Texas A&M 25-24. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Josh Belk has left Clemson’s football program before playing a down of football for the Tigers. The former five-star recruit announced earlier this week that he was departing Dabo Swinney’s team.The former top recruit is believed to have interest in South Carolina. He’ll reportedly be taking a visit to Columbia, South Carolina soon.Belk has admitted that he was set to commit to South Carolina during the recruiting process, but changed his mind at the last minute.A particular quote by Belk has Gamecock fans freaking out a little bit.Check it out:Well, that’$ intere$ting, i$n’t it @NCAA ? pic.twitter.com/vWPZ2obRSK— James Strickland (@strickjn) May 23, 2018imagine if the media covered Clemson like they cover SC— Gamecockology (@Gamecockology) May 23, 2018Make$ you wonder about thing$ up in tho$e hill$ doe$n’t it????— Chris (@SpursUpFishing) May 23, 2018PLEA$E INVE$TIGATE NEW$PRING CHURCH soon @NCAAFootball— Gordon (@Philbert_11) May 23, 2018Fans love to conspire that their rival schools – especially when that rival school is doing much better than them – are cheating. This is nothing new.Clemson and South Carolina are set to meet on Nov. 24.last_img read more


Provincial Funding Helps Mulgrave Company Compete Globally

October 22, 2019

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first_imgA Mulgrave-based metal fabrication shop will use a provincial investment for upgrades to increase productivity and help the company compete internationally. Mulgrave Machine Works Ltd. will receive $96,541 through the Productivity Investment Program (PIP) to update equipment and train workers. “It’s great to see longstanding Nova Scotia companies continue to grow and succeed with the help of the province’s jobsHere plan to grow the economy,” said Premier Darrell Dexter, who toured the company today, March 16. “By taking the initiative to advance the business through innovative technologies and global expansion, Mulgrave Machine Works is ensuring it will be a competitive force for many years to come.” Under PIP’s Capital Investment Incentive, the company will receive $85,791 for a new metal cutting machine, allowing specialized design cutting with more control and accuracy. The equipment will be used to meet the needs of clients in Canada, Cuba and Brazil. Mulgrave Machine Works will also receive $10,750 from PIP’s Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive for training to manage human resources more effectively. “We recognize the need for innovation and efficiency in order to compete globally in the metal fabrication industry,” said Sean Reid, general manager of Mulgrave Machine Works. “With help from the PIP program, we have been able to invest in the capital needed to become more productive and competitive.” Mulgrave Machine Works is a full-service metal fabrication shop offering a variety of design and fabrication services to oil and gas, forestry, marine, fishing and environmental businesses. It has been operating for more than 40 years, and employs 45 people. The PIP program provides financial incentives to encourage businesses to become more productive, innovative and globally competitive by supporting capital investments through the Capital Investment Incentive, as well as workplace training and certification through the Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive. In its first year, the province has invested more than $14 million through PIP, helping more than 220 projects at over 180 Nova Scotia companies. Recent PIP recipients include ECP L.P. in Truro, receiving $52,590 for new equipment purchases, and Maritime Pride Eggs Inc., in Amherst, receiving $26,188 for employee training. For more information on jobsHere and the PIP program, visit http://jobsHere.novascotia.ca .last_img read more


Death and questions along Thunder Bays river of tears

October 14, 2019

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53magnitude Earthquake Felt off Moroccan Atlantic Coast

October 12, 2019

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Rabat – A 5.3-magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale was felt on Sunday off the Atlantic Coast, said the National Institute for Geophysics. The quake was recorded at 3.54 p.m. it said in a statement. No casualties or material damage were reported.The tremor follows a series of earthquakes that have shaken Morocco’s Mediterranean coast in recent months. On March 13 a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coasts of the northern cities of Al Hoceima and Nador.


Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

October 12, 2019

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The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of April 17, 2019:TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS1. Eric Church; $2,848,366; $97.59.2. Elton John; $2,537,107; $138.32.3. Fleetwood Mac; $2,345,717; $143.93.4. Justin Timberlake; $2,146,500; $132.55.5. Metallica; $2,094,252; $119.42.6. Luis Miguel; $2,003,661; $80.67.7. Michael Bublé; $1,517,024; $124.47.8. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band; $1,405,405; $115.69.9. Cher; $1,345,126; $114.96.10. Trans-Siberian Orchestra; $1,309,680; $64.80.11. KISS; $1,243,595; $105.96.12. Mumford & Sons; $1,230,658; $73.96.13. Marc Anthony; $1,190,570; $104.62.14. Florence + The Machine; $1,144,592; $73.15.15. Travis Scott; $1,136,791; $75.16.16. Blake Shelton; $1,044,392; $89.58.17. Dave Matthews Band; $1,014,332; $94.92.18. André Rieu; $947,246; $87.54.19. Shawn Mendes; $861,630; $68.73.20. Panic! At The Disco; $785,504; $60.47.For free upcoming tour information, go to www.pollstar.com___The Associated Press read more


Ban confers with Australian leaders on global issues of concern

October 11, 2019

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Their discussions also touched on the work of the Secretary-General’s Global Sustainability Panel, of which Mr. Rudd is a member, and forthcoming high-level meetings on nuclear safety and security, and women’s and children’s health during the General Assembly session in New York later this month. The 21-member High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability was created by the Secretary-General in August 2009 and tasked with finding ways to lift people out of poverty while tackling climate change and ensuring that economic development is environmentally friendly. The Panel brings together representatives from government, the private sector and civil society in countries rich and poor. Mr. Ban, who is on a four-nation visit to the Pacific region – Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Kiribati – said he was glad that Mr. Rudd was recovering well from his recent heart surgery. Meeting with Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard later in the day, Mr. Ban praised the country for its strong voice in international affairs, saying Canberra worked with the UN to address global challenges. “You may be known as ‘Down Under,’ but when it comes to contribution and commitment you are well above and beyond. “Australia is a founding member of the United Nations and Australians were instrumental in helping to formulate the United Nations Charter and I have many good historical records of how distinguished Australian diplomats have made contributions to the drafting of the Charter, human rights and women’s empowerment and also the first president of the United Nations Security Council was served by a distinguished Australian,” said Mr. Ban. He thanked Australia for its leadership in various UN activities, including peacekeeping, global development and nuclear disarmament. “Australia’s support for our operations in Timor-Leste has been indispensable. Australia is critical to peacekeeping efforts from Afghanistan to Cyprus where you set the UN record for the longest UN deployment by any country,” said Mr. Ban. On foreign aid, the Secretary-General noted that Australia was increasing cooperation at a time when many countries are pulling back. “I thank you very much for your very generous contribution to the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa by donating an additional $10 million,” he said. On Libya, Mr. Ban once again urged the international community to support the North African country. He stressed that the UN response to the situation in Libya rested on three fundamental principles – national ownership rapid response and delivery and effective coordination. “I count on Australia to be a vital partner is meeting the expectations of the world’s people for freedom, opportunity and a life of dignity everyone deserves,” said Mr. Ban. 3 September 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Australia’s Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd on Saturday discussed the famine in Somalia and the drought-related humanitarian crisis in the wider Horn of Africa, as well as developments in Libya and Syria, when the United Nations chief called on the minister at his home in Canberra. read more


Oil plunges 4 pct on demand worries in fresh evidence of slower

October 6, 2019

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oil plunges 4 pct. on demand worries in fresh evidence of slower growth in Asia, Europe Oil fell the most in five months on Wednesday as China’s slowing economy raised questions about the strength of global oil demand.Benchmark oil fell $3.75, or 4.1 per cent, to $88.14 per barrel in New York. That was the biggest decline since May 4 when oil fell $4.05 per barrel.Data released Wednesday showed China’s services sector expanded at a cooler pace in September. That came just days after a survey indicated that the country’s manufacturing continues to slow.Those reports, plus an ongoing financial crisis in Europe, have called into question the strength of global demand for oil.China is the world’s second-largest economy and a huge importer of commodities like oil. China’s crude oil imports fell to 4.3 million barrels per day in August, the weakest level since October 2010, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch estimated in a report last week.Brent crude, which is used to price international varieties of oil, fell $3.40, or 3 per cent, to $108.17 in London.After years of rapid growth, Asia’s developing economies now face much more modest prospects, the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday in a report that slashes growth forecasts for this year and next.The ADB said growth in developing Asia, which includes economies such as India, China and Indonesia, will slow to 6.1 per cent this year from 7.2 per cent last year and only partly rebound to 6.7 per cent in 2013. It had previously forecast growth of 6.9 per cent for 2012 and 7.3 per cent for 2013.The disappointing reports overshadowed signs of improvement in U.S. service companies, which employ nearly 90 per cent of the work force. The Institute for Supply Management says its index rose in September at the fastest pace since March.Meanwhile, the U.S. government says crude inventories fell slightly last week but remain 8.4 per cent above year-ago levels. Gasoline supplies rose.There will be further big price swings in oil this month as the market reacts to each piece of major economic news, says Jim Ritterbusch, of Ritterbusch & Associates. In a daily newsletter, he said oil could jump over the next two days on any positive surprises from the European Central Bank’s policy meeting Thursday or the latest U.S. unemployment report on FridayIn other energy futures trading in New York:— Natural gas fell 13.6 cents, or 3.8 per cent, to $3.395 per 1,000 cubic feet, a day after hitting a high for the year.— Heating oil dropped 5.9 cents to $3.066 per gallon.— Wholesale gasoline dropped 7 cents, or 2.5 per cent, to $2.80 per gallon.___(TSX:ECA, TSX:IMO, TSX:SU, TSX:HSE, NYSE:BP, NYSE:COP, NYSE:XOM, NYSE:CVX, TSX:CNQ, TSX:TLM, TSX:COS.UN, TSX:CVE) by News Staff Posted Oct 3, 2012 5:36 pm MDT read more


Ohio State readying to welcome Hawaii after quick turnaround

October 2, 2019

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Coach Urban Meyer and members of OSU football team before a game against Virginia Tech on September 7 in Blacksburg, Virginia. OSU won 42-24. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorAfter returning to campus at around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning after beating Virginia Tech 42-24, Ohio State has the task of a very short turnaround to its next game.“It’s real difficult right now,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said. “Guys are still sore, banged up. That was a tough game.”Now with the Labor Day challenge against the Hokies in the win column, the Buckeyes (1-0) are set to welcome the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (1-0) for OSU’s home opener.Despite Saturday’s game marking the first-ever meeting between the two programs, Meyer said that the Hawaii game was not mentioned once until the Virginia Tech one came to a close. The coach described the preparation for Virginia Tech as a “Super Bowl-type atmosphere” and prepared for the game like there is “no tomorrow.”Potentially putting the Buckeyes at a further lack of preparation for Saturday’s game is the fact that Meyer and his coaching staff were not allowed to hold a practice until Wednesday, just three days before the game.“We appealed to the NCAA to let us meet with them yesterday and all that, and they said no, so those are all things probably before you schedule a Monday night game we should ask those questions because we’re way behind,” Meyer said.The coach further added that Wednesday’s practice was an abbreviated one because players were still tired from playing two nights before.However, Meyer said that he “feels great” about the team being fresh enough to play as well against the Rainbow Warriors as it did against the Hokies, crediting the depth that OSU has at just about every position as a reason for confidence.Previously for HawaiiDespite being outgained by 71 total yards, the Rainbow Warriors held off Colorado at Aloha Stadium 28-20 on Thursday night.Senior quarterback Max Wittek completed 19 of 38 passes with three touchdowns and two interceptions, while Columbus native Paul Harris led the way on the ground. The junior rushed for 68 yards on 17 attempts.The offensive highlight of the game for Hawaii came from a 79-yard connection from Wittek to junior receiver Marcus Kemp in the middle of the second quarter to put Hawaii up 15-7 at the time.Senior defensive lineman Luke Shawley starred on defense for Hawaii, racking up 14 tackles, including 1.5 sacks.Joining the partyWhen OSU topped Virginia Tech on Monday, it did so without the benefit of four major players. Those four will be back on the gridiron against the Rainbow Warriors on Saturday.Redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall, junior H-back Dontre Wilson, redshirt senior receiver Corey Smith and junior defensive end Joey Bosa were all suspended for the opener due to violations of athletic department policies.Marshall, Wilson and Smith are poised to bolster an offense that already crushed Virginia Tech to the tune of 572 total yards and a school-record 10.2 yards per play.Bosa, a 2014 unanimous Associated Press All-American, should force the opposing offensive line to return to its usual double-teaming of the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native, which sophomore linebacker Raekwon McMillan said could enable the rest of the defense to run wild.“Joey is one of the best, if not the best, player in the nation,” McMillan said. “Having him back on the field with us, even though we had guys step up last week, having him back on the field will be fun.”Awards and recordsWith the Virginia Tech game approaching, there was plenty of doubt about how Braxton Miller, a former quarterback turned H-Back, could contribute turn right out of the gate.The redshirt senior quickly put those doubts to rest, putting up not only a strong game but an award-winning one.Miller, after catching two passes for 78 yards and rushing six times for 62 yards, with a touchdown doing both, was named the Big Ten offensive player of the week for the fourth time in his career.Additionally, the Huber Heights, Ohio, native’s 54-yard receiving touchdown early in the third quarter tied Art Schlichter’s school record for career touchdowns responsible for with 85, while his 53-yard run later in the quarter set the new mark.Up nextAfter the 3:30 p.m. game against Hawaii on Saturday, the Buckeyes are scheduled to continue their three-game non-conference homestand against Northern Illinois. Kickoff is again set for 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 at Ohio Stadium. read more


Pike adds twist to Wales Street Primary campaign

September 21, 2019

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The campaign to bring back Greek to Wales Street Primary School has been given a boost this week, with Victorian Education Minister Bronwyn Pike stepping in to see if there is sufficient interest to re-introduce Modern Greek next year. It seems to reflect what we were saying, that the process, as managed by the school, was flawed to say the least.“The Department will be working with the school and the Greek Community to conduct a second survey to consider the re-introduction of a Greek Language program in 2011,” a spokesperson from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, told Neos Kosmos. “This second survey will be conducted in the knowledge that additional funds are available to support the program.” Last month, local members Jenny Mikakos and Fiona Richardson secured funding for Modern Greek to coexist with Italian as part of the school’s Languages Other Than English (LOTE) program, but the school council refused the funding. Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria board member Theo Markos, who has been campaigning for the reintroduction of Greek, said he spoke with Ms Pike last week, who assured him the department wanted the process to be over as soon as possible. He told Neos Kosmos the department was hoping to secure a consultant to design the survey, which would include information about the funding offer, by the end of the week. “Our hopes are that be end of November, early December, we’ll have a result,” he said. Wales Street parent Angelo Dritsas said most of the other parents he’d spoken to saw this as a positive outcome.“It seems to reflect what we were saying, that the process, as managed by the school, was flawed to say the least,” he said. Mr Dritsas said he thought there would be enough interest to reinstate Greek, because there were 212 students enrolled when the program finished at the end of 2009, and the school’s population has since grown. “The past survey indicated that 29% of the school population would like to see the Greek language program,” he said. “That indicates to me that there are parents who would like their children to drop Italian and pick up Greek.” But Wales Street Primary School Principal, Chris Sexton, said he’d received no official communication from the department apart from a telephone call from the department last Friday. “The regional manager rang me and said he thought there was going to be some kind of survey or something, and I said “well, what does that mean, and he said ‘I don’t quite know at the moment,’ and I haven’t herd anything since,” he said. Mr Sexton said the situation was “highly unusual” and he didn’t know what the process would be should the survey find the school does actually want to reinstate Modern Greek. He added that, in the past, finding a teacher for Modern Greek had been difficult. “I’ve found it quite challenging in the past finding a Greek teacher, and I’ve had to advertise positions a number of times,” he said. Theo Markos told Neos Kosmos that, should the program be reinstated, it was the school’s responsibility to find a teacher, but added that the GOCMV were happy to help. “My understanding is that there are teachers available,” he said.last_img read more


Réchauffement climatique lAntarctique bientôt envahi par des crabes

September 20, 2019

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first_imgRéchauffement climatique : l’Antarctique bientôt envahi par des crabes ?Encouragée par les changements climatiques, une espèce de crabes pourrait envahir les fonds marins de l’Antarctique. Une menace expliquée par une équipe de biologistes dans une étude publiée ce mercredi 7 septembre.Le crabe royal du Kamtchatka (Paralithodes camtschaticus), un crabe rouge très cher et recherché généralement pêché dans le détroit de Norton et dans la baie de Bristol, en Alaska, pourrait envahir les fonds marins de l’Antarctique. Or, cette espèce sans prédateur naturel représente une réelle menace pour les écosystèmes. Le crabe royal creuse en effet le sol pour y trouver des vers et d’autres petits animaux dont il se nourrit. Sa propagation pourrait ainsi modifier la chaîne alimentaire, alertent dans une étude publiée par la revue Proceedings of the Royal Society B, des biologistes de l’Université de Hawaï à Manoa.À lire aussiL’effrayante attaque d’un crabe de cocotier sur un oiseauLeurs travaux révèlent que le réchauffement climatique encourage le développement de l’espèce et sa propagation dans les fonds marins de l’Antarctique. Dirigée par la chercheuse Laura Grange, l’équipe a réalisé ses observations à l’aide d’un robot à Palmer Deep, un bassin dont la profondeur atteint plus de 1.400 mètres. Sur deux kilomètres, 42 crabes vivant dans les fonds marins ont été comptés. Ils ont été recensés à plus de 850 mètres de profondeur, où les températures atteignent environ 1,4 degré Celsius. Là où l’eau est plus froide, lorsque les profondeurs sont moins importantes, aucun crabe royal n’a été aperçu.Des milliers de crabes d’ici dix à vingt ans Selon les estimations des chercheurs, basées sur ces observations, quelque 1,5 million de crabes royaux pourraient peupler les fonds de l’Antarctique. Ils seraient alors plus nombreux que ceux d’Alaska. Le crabe royal est “actuellement limité par les températures froides”, souligne l’étude. Mais encouragé par le réchauffement climatique, “il pourrait se répandre sur le plateau continental dans les dix à vingt ans” alertent les chercheurs.Le 7 septembre 2011 à 18:58 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Try Some Delicious DeepFried Insects at This Tokyo Ramen Joint

September 20, 2019

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first_imgStay on target Thieves Stole $100,000 Worth of Ramen From a Parked Semi-TrailerI Ate Robot Ramen and Drank Robot Coffee in San Francisco There’s always a new, crazy food trend in Tokyo. Ramen’s a staple Tokyo street food and there are still interesting new versions of it out there for foodies to try. It’s a lot more than just yummy noodles, meat, and delicious broth. Sometimes there are insects in there, too. On purpose!At least, that’s the case with the Ramen Nagi restaurant in Tokyo, where a new dish is bugging some people out. That’s because it’s a bowl of ramen with deep-fried worms and crickets. You read that right. The restaurant sold about 100 bowls of the icky-sounding concoction, its “insect tsukemen” noodle bowls, that it had created for Sunday’s event.The noodle bowls come with small crickets and mealworms, and special dipping soups made from grasshoppers, crickets, and silkworm powder. It may sound disgusting, but it’s a special treat for those eating at the restaurant. The event itself was organized by 22-year-old Yuta Shinohara, who has been setting up similar events around the city lately after beginning a lifelong love affair with eating bugs as a small child.The course of noodle bowls costs 3,000 yen ($38) and comes with insect ramen, rice with crickets, spring rolls with fried worms, and ice cream made with insect powder. If you just choose the ramen, it’s about 1,500 yen (about $15.) That’s a fair price to go chow down on some bugs. But if you’re scared, don’t worry. Everyone who’s gone to chew on the little insect pieces was probably nervous about how the things would taste at first too.This isn’t the first time a special event has taken off with insects and food. Not long ago, there was a special Valentine’s Day treat with insects for lovers in Japan, which we previously reported on. It seems to be a trend that appears to be taking off, so don’t be surprised if we see it in the west sometime soon!last_img read more


MiamiDade community holds memorial for slain shooting victim

September 15, 2019

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first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A community gathered by candlelight to mourn a South Florida woman killed by gunfire.Friends and family held the memorial in Southwest Miami-Dade, Wednesday night, after the shooting death of 20-year-old Grace Frazier.A victim who survived the shooting joined the mourners.Frazier’s relatives said they still want answers.“This cannot continue on. Ya’ll, come on, have a heart. This cannot go on without being made right with the law and with the family,” said Frazier’s aunt, Dorris Harris, as she choked back tears.Frazier was in her car with the surviving victim when they were hit by gunfire, Friday.The car crashed into a tree on Southwest 218th Street and Southwest 120th Avenue. Police were back in that area Wednesday night, going door-to-door, hoping to develop new leads in the case.If you have any information on this deadly shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On July 28

September 11, 2019

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.July 28 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmEJ’s Pizza / Grab & GoGaouette FarmGrateful TastesHawaiian Jim’s Shaved IceKC Styles Ma & Pa PicklesPurple Carrot BreadSeafood ExpressSusan Anton, LMTTewksbury HoneyWilmington Clay WorksAdditional Attractions:Wilmington Sons of Italy Car ShowMake A Garden Gnome at the Kids TableLike 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Sons Of Italy / Dominators 3rd Annual Car Show Set For July 28In “Community”THIS WEEKEND: Car Wash For WHS Field Hockey, Farmers Market, Free Concert & Voter Registration Drive ALL At Town Common On Sept. 8In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On September 1In “Community”last_img read more


Man fatally struck by tanker truck trying to aid snowmachiner on Parks

September 9, 2019

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first_imgAn Anchorage man died in an accident along the Parks Highway south of Anderson. An Alaska State Trooper dispatch says 22-year-old Sylvester Smith got out of his vehicle to help a snowmachiner along the highway Monday night, and was hit by a tanker truck. Troopers say the truck driver, 65-year-old Robert Smith of Anderson was not injured in the crash.The accident occurred after 6 p.m. Monday, near Parks Highway milepost 280, 3.5 miles south of the junction with the access road to Anderson and Clear Air Force station. Work to clear and map the crash scene reduced traffic flow along the section of highway for several hours Monday night. Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement also responded to the accident, which is being investigated.A message sent to the University of Alaska Fairbanks community from UAF Chancellor Dan White says Smith was a petroleum engineering major, and a longtime student employee with the Office of Information Technology. The letter offers condolences to Smith’s family, colleagues and friends, noting free counseling and support are available to students and staff coping with the loss.last_img read more


BNP discloses names of 25 disappeared activists

September 3, 2019

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first_imgRuhul Kabir Rizvi. File PhotoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday disclosed names of 25 of its leaders and activists who were made to disappear in the past four years.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi disclosed the names at a press conference in party’s Naya Paltan headquarters after ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader asked BNP to publish the names of BNP’s missing activists.Quoting different human rights organisations as sources of his claim, the BNP leader said as much as 435 people were made to disappear from 2013 to 2017.“Of them, 252 people are still missing, bodies of 39 have been recovered, 34 people have been shown arrested and 27 have been released,” he added.He alleged at least 50 people, mostly BNP activists, were picked by law enforcer impersonators from November to December in 2013 in the run up to the 5 January 2014 elections.Referring to the abduction of then BNP spokesperson Salahuddin Ahmed, Rizvi said Salahuddin was dropped in India after 70 days of his disappearance.“How a big democratic country India can be a part of misrule and misdeeds of a different country defying all internal norms is a question of the people of the world,” said the BNP leader.He disclosed names of 25 missing BNP activists. Among of them are BNP organising secretary Ilias Ali, BNP executive committee member Chowdhury Alam, former MP Saiful Islam Hiru, BNP leader Humayun Kabir Parvez, Tajgaon College Chhatra Dal president Aminul Islam Zakir, Tejgaon thana BNP leader Sazedul Haque Suman and his cousin Zahidul Karim Tanvir, East Nakhalpara’s Abdul Kader Bhuiyan Masum, West Nakhalpara’s Mazharul Islam Rasel, Mugdapara’s Asaduzzaman Rana, Airport Thana’s Chhatra Dal leader A M Adnan Chowdhury and Kawsar Ahmed, Sabujbagh unit Chhatra Dal president Mahabub Hasan, Khalid Hasan Sohel, Samrat Molla, Parvez Hossain, Md. Sohel, Md. Sohel Chanchal, Johirul Islam Habibul Bashar Johir, Nizam Uddin Munna, Tariqul Islam Jhantu, Kazi Farhad, Selim Reza Pintu, and businessman Gias Uddin Kusum.Rizvi said Ruhul Amin, father of Airport Thana’s Chhatra Dal unit president A M Adnan Chowdhury, has died in grieve of his disappeared son.“Noted writer, poet, and columnist Farhad Mazhar has been the latest victim of government’s vengeance,” alleged Rizvi.The BNP leader said the government has started hatching multifaceted conspiracy to prove Farhad abduction as a drama.He said the people will not believe the government drama over the Farhad abduction.last_img read more


Thai navy divers widening passage in search for footballers lost in cave

September 3, 2019

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first_imgA helicopter transports heavy machinery that will be used to make a new entrance at the top of Tham Luang cave complex, as an ongoing search for members of an under-16 soccer team and their coach continues, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand on 1 July 2018. Photo: ReutersRescuers in Thailand scrabbled to clear a constricted passageway for divers deep inside a flooded cave complex on Monday as the search for 12 boys and their soccer coach entered a ninth day.The boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach disappeared on June 23 during an outing to the Tham Luang cave, which runs for 10 kilometres (6 miles) beneath the mountains in northern Chiang Rai province.Aside from belongings left at the mouth of the cave and handprints on cave walls, there has been no trace of them found since.With the way out of the cave blocked by flood waters from the heavy rains, rescuers are hoping that the boys made it through to an elevated rock mound that cavers have nicknamed “Pattaya Beach” after one of Thailand’s best known tourist destinations.The search for the boys has gripped the nation, with news bulletins dominated by updates on progress made by a mammoth rescue effort involving more than 1,000 personnel.Divers from a Thai navy SEAL unit have been at the forefront of the search, supported by international rescue teams from the United States, Britain and Japan and elsewhere.”The SEAL unit last night reached the T-junction and today they will press ahead to the left, but one obstacle we’ve found is a very small hole which we need to widen so that people can go through,” Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osatanakorn told reporters on Monday.”As of now we have not yet reached Pattaya Beach,” he said.He added that an operations centre has been set up in what rescuers call the cave’s third chamber, about 1.7 kilometres (a mile) from the cave’s entrance.Narongsak added that water from the flooded cave has receded in recent days, allowing rescue teams to gain ground.The seasonal rains have hampered an increasingly desperate search operation, with divers groping their way along the walls of the flooded cave, barely able to see in the muddy water.As part of the rescue effort, search parties have been lowered down shafts on the mountainside, but it was unclear what progress they had made.Doctors say the boys could survive for many days without food, but much would depend on whether they found water clean enough to drink.At Mae Sai Prasitsart school, where six of the missing boys studied, special prayers were held for the junior soccer team during the morning assembly on Monday.”I am really worried, but I am hopeful because my friend is strong,” Thanakorn Ingsilapakul, 15, told Reuters.last_img read more