first_imgAdvertisement Yahoo Finance‘$65,000 PER SPONSORED YOUTUBE POST’: LILLY SINGH MADE A TON BEFORE HER LATE NIGHT GIGNow that she’s landed her own show on NBC, YouTuber Lilly Singh’s star is shining brighter than ever. Even before becoming the first woman of colour to host a late night talk show on a major U.S. network, ‘Superwoman’ has been making a lot of money online.The Canadian social media phenom is worth an estimated $16 million. She amassed much of that fortune through YouTube, where she has over 14 million subscribers.Advertisements and subscriptions are the keys to make money posting videos on YouTube. YouTube says how much content creators get paid depends on factors like ad format mix, number of ads served, seasonality, and the overall market. READ MOREBYE BYE CARSON DALY, HELLOOOOOOOO LILLY SINGH!Scarborough’s very own IISuperwomanII has been tapped by NBC to take over its 1:35 a.m. late night talk show slot this September, making her the first woman ever to host such a program on one of America’s Big 4 networks and the first woman of colour with her own late night show.Singh, who’s gone from hilarious YouTuber to legitimate (and wildly successful) global pop culture icon over the past decade, announced the news last night on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” READ MORE Login/Register With: Advertisement YOUTUBE STAR LILLY SINGH SET TO BECOME FIRST BISEXUAL LATE-NIGHT HOSTWhen “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” debuts in September, Singh is expected to be the only woman and only LGBTQ person hosting a late-night show on broadcast TV.YouTube star Lilly Singh, a vlogger with more than 14 million subscribers on the popular social platform, will be taking over the NBC late-night slot currently held by Carson Daly. When her show, “A Little Late With Lilly Singh,” debuts in September, she is expected to be the only woman and only LGBTQ person hosting a late-night show on one of the big four broadcast networks.Singh, 30, made the big announcement Thursday during an appearance on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Advertisement Facebook “Your girl is getting her own NBC late-night show,” Singh told the audience, which erupted with applause. “And to clarify, it’s not Jimmy’s slot.” READ MOREcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment YES! So awesome congrats!— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) March 15, 2019She dropped the announcement on the Tonight Show on Thursday night , telling Jimmy Fallon that her new show, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, will be replacing Last Call with Carson Daly starting in September. That makes her the only woman hosting a late night show on a major network, and the only woman of colour hosting a major late night show on television. She’ll also be executive producing the show alongside her friend Polly Auritt, who heads her production company Unicorn Island Productions, Variety reports. READ MORENBC TAPS LILLY SINGH TO REPLACE CARSON DALY IN LATE NIGHTLilly Singh, who first amassed fame as a YouTube star, has been tapped to replace Carson Daly as the host of NBC’s 1:35 a.m. talk show.The retitled “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” will launch in September, and as noted by NBC, will make her the only female to currently host a late-night talk show on one of the Big 4 networks.“A Little Late” will feature Singh conducting in-studio interviews, as well as feature pre-taped comedy sketches and other “signature elements.” READ MORE attends the Seventh Biennial UNICEF Ball: Los Angeles on April 14, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Started from Scarborough and now she’s ?Massive respect to Lilly Singh, one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met.Fly, @IISuperwomanII, fly https://t.co/83QVxB1RPb— Cameron Bailey (@cameron_tiff) March 15, 2019 NBC HIRING LILLY SINGH AS A LATE NIGHT HOST IS A VERY BIG DEALThe Canadian YouTube star will become the only queer woman of color hosting a late night show on a major network.There’s no TV format that screams “America will never change” quite like late night shows. Huge swaths of the country settle down nightly with mostly straight white men who tell us how to process a crazy day of news, each show with practically the same format and set design. But now, Lilly Singh, a bisexual Indian Canadian YouTuber, is breaking barriers as NBC’s new late night host. And she has everyone from Kehlani to Nick Jonas rooting for her.GO OFF QUEEN! CONGRATS!!!!— Kehlani (@Kehlani) March 15, 2019 Twitterlast_img read more

Bert Bowes Teacher wins national Energy Educator award

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Grade 7 French Immersion teacher, Nicole O’Reilly has been awarded the 2019 Energy Educator of the Year prize for her ongoing commitment to environmental education. The annual prize is recognized as part of the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (CEDC), funded by Shell Canada is an award-winning educational program created by Canadian Geographic Education, to improve energy literacy among Canadian students.Nicole O’Reilly’s class was one of nearly 1,400 classrooms from across Canada that participated in the Challenge this year. With 16 energy-related challenges, such as calculating your carbon footprint and going an hour without power, 27,000 students across Canada engaged in the 8th annual Classroom Energy Diet Challenge. O’Reilly shares she appreciates the recognition the award brings, but she’s even more excited about what her $500 cash prize will do for her school’s eco-initiatives. “The prize money will go right back into Bert Bowes Middle School’s recycling program and green projects, such as our two grow towers,” says O’Reilly. “I also want to offer gifts and prizes to my students who have worked hard volunteering their time sifting through many undesirable things that end up in our recycling. They deserve to be rewarded.”“Students not only learn about environmental impacts, they take action. Students have taken a leadership role within the school with our recycling program, they’ve designed and implemented competitions and school-wide activities to develop a broader understanding of energy literacy,” says Wade Hart, principal at Bert Bowes Middle School, who shares he is proud of the efforts he has seen in the students because of O’Reilly’s support, which is making a difference in the school and community. Susan McGarvey, an education coordinator for Northern Environmental Action Team, shares Nicole O’Reilly is one of the rare gems that takes on projects that are above and beyond the typical classroom setting. “Nicole doesn’t just educate her students about energy literacy, she helps them understand the nature and role of energy in their daily lives, and helps them to find creative ways to solve problems,” said McGarvey. The national Classroom Energy Diet Challenge is an energy literacy program that provides K to 12 students across Canada competition that is fun to help teach students to reduce their carbon footprint and become stewards of the environment. The annual Educator of the Year prize is given out to teachers to celebrate their contributions to improving energy literacy among Canadian students.last_img read more

Pradhan hands 7 croreth LPG connection under PMUY

first_imgNEW DELHI: Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday handed over the 7 croreth LPG connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). Under the scheme, deposit-free LPG connections are provided to poor households and the connections are released in the name of adult women.The scheme was launched on May 1, 2016, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an initial target of 5 crore, which was later revised upward to 8 crore connections. The 7 croreth connection has been released within just 34 months of the scheme’s launch, which is a spectacular achievement for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Nearly 69,000 connections are being released per day. There has been a huge jump in LPG coverage in the country, having gone up from 55 per cent in 2014 to 93 per cent. As many as 42 per cent of the total beneficiaries belong to the SC/ ST categories. As per recent data, 82 per cent Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries are going for refilling their cylinders and average refilling is about 6.5 cylinders per beneficiary. Congratulating the women beneficiaries, Pradhan said that they have been the main driving force behind this accomplishment. He said that the Government has not only provided connections to the poor but also distributed happiness to them. The scheme was launched with identification from the SECC list but was subsequently expanded to cover all the poor of the country. Pradhan lauded the efforts of the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), distributors, field-level officers and all other stakeholders.last_img read more

The Netherlands Institute Morocco Opens its Doors for 2019 Intake

Rabat –  Leon Buskens visited Morocco in 1984 as a student for the first time. On September 9, 2019, he welcomed a new group of enthusiastic students from the Netherlands as director of the Netherlands Institute Morocco (NIMAR).When NIMAR faced an uncertain future in 2015, the oldest university of the Netherlands, Leiden University, had the courage to make the institute part of its infrastructure. In 2017 the institute was officially reopened by the then Minister of Education, Jet Bussemaker in the presence of the president of Leiden University Professor Carel Stolker and the mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb.Under the aegis of Buskens, NIMAR has not only maintained a steady course but has safeguarded its future by being granted official funding by the Ministry of Education in early 2019. What is the role of NIMAR in contemporary Morocco and what do this year students hope to achieve during their four months stay? Main goal“Naturally, education is our main goal. Any student that is registered at a Dutch university or university of applied sciences, can participate in our education program. In addition, NIMAR not only aims at facilitating but also strengthening the collaboration by both Moroccan and Dutch scientists. The research fields encompass a variety of landscapes, but mostly focus on the humanities, social -and political sciences.”Buskens stresses that students do not only remain within the academic confinements of NIMAR, but are given many possibilities to sink their teeth into Moroccan society as well. “Students frequently stay with host families who are more than happy to teach them about customs, traditions and Moroccan culture in general. This creates a proper place for interaction, in which both Dutch and Moroccan students not only increase their knowledge, exchange lively opinions and widen their horizons, but grow out to be young adults who look beyond the limits of their comfort zone as well.”Why Morocco?“Being an anthropologist, I have an enormous interest in the way how people live in different cultures around the world. During my studies, I learned that Morocco can be observed in many different ways. Among else it is part of ‘Dar al-Islam’, it lies within the Arabic sphere of influence and is geographically located in North-Africa. However, what sparked my interest most, was the way how Morocco was regarded as part of the Mediterranean.“In a different day and age, The Netherlands and Morocco functioned as the opposite, outer borders of the Roman empire and later shared, let’s put it diplomatically, a certain annoyance with respect to the Habsburg dynasty in Spain. In other words: History shows us that Morocco, as part of the Mediterranean, has functioned as a cradle for cultural exchange throughout the centuries.”Though Buskens had studied the history, culture and art of Morocco, the first encounter with the country left a memorable impression. “I grew up in a small village in the south of the Netherlands, and I can tell you it was quite a shock when I arrived in Morocco for the first time in 1984! What you have to realize is that back in those days, young Europeans with full beards were often regarded as tourists in search of the finest Moroccan hashish. Though I can safely say I did not come to Morocco for Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll. I came in the humble capacity of an academic and wanted to know in what ways I could conduct my research.”Fear and anxietyBut a lot has changed since 1984. Now we live in turbulent times where distrust, fear, and anxiety flourish. During the official reopening of NIMAR in 2017, Jet Bussemaker as the then Minister of Education stressed the importance of NIMAR in a world dominated by increasing Islamophobia: “NIMAR can bring the worlds of the Netherlands and Morocco closer together by sharing knowledge about Morocco, the Arab world and Islam. Studying these topics in their own context is crucial if we want to really understand one another.”Buskens suggests that looking back at shared history is the antidote for the West’s growing Islamophobia: “Don’t forget, The Netherlands colonized Indonesia for over four centuries and thereby forcefully conjoined with the most populous Islamic country in the world! Once again, it is very worthwhile to study history in order to see what parallels can be drawn. Have people in the past expressed similar fears compared to today? What was the tone of public opinion with respect to Islam back then? Questions worthy of asking in our post-colonial world.”Through the eye of the studentsThough shocked by the attacks on two Scandinavian tourists in 2018 Sara, a 22-year-old German-Moroccan was determined to come to Morocco. “Naturally it was very shocking to hear this dreadful news. It has definitely changed my perception of traveling alone as a woman in Morocco, but the solidarity that was expressed by Moroccans in the aftermath of the attack was heartwarming.”Sara, a 22-year-old German-Moroccan was determined to come to Morocco.Sara has come to Morocco to properly discover her own identity, shaped by her Moroccan father and German mother. “There has always been a rather undefined part of me rooted within Morocco that I have always considered part of my identity. In the upcoming months, I hope to get more clarity on this.”Those who are laboring under the misapprehension that NIMAR is only playing host to young, adventurous students in search of their own identity, are mistaken. At the age of 69, Anne-Marie has seen quite a lot of the world and is not nearly ready to put away her traveling shoes. “I have always been very keen to properly learn Arabic, but never seemed to get around to it. NIMAR is providing me with the possibility to not only study Arabic extensively at the institute, but I get to practice Arabic on a daily basis by staying with a host family in the Medina.”Anne-Marie, 69-year-old student.Whereas Anne-Marie has traveled around the world and regularly stepped out of her comfort zone, Cemal thought it was high time to he did so too. “Up till now, I have dedicated much of my life to studying and thought it was high time for a change! I was born in the Netherlands, but have a Turkish-Moroccan background. Understanding Darija is therefore not very difficult for me, but I still have a lot to learn before I can properly bargain in fluent Darija with the better merchants of Rabat.”Read also: Ihattaren Declines Netherlands’Call, Opens Doors to Morocco read more

Brock in pictures celebrating 50 years

Left to right: Shannon Pettypiece, Ryan Cornell and Mandy Rolph2008:  Niagara Wine Festival ParadeStudents showing their Brock spirit throughout the streets of St. Catharines2011: Students today, alumni foreverProud new graduates at ConvocationDo you have photos from your Brock days? We would love to share them. Email us at alumni@brocku.ca. Do you have an  idea on how Brock can celebrate its upcoming 50th Anniversary? Send us your thoughts to: alumni@brocku.ca Jamie Fleming, then Director of Residence, with winners of the 1984 Homecoming banner contest 2001 – 2002 Residence Action Council Executive As Brock’s 50th Anniversary quickly approaches, we thought it was appropriate to mark the upcoming milestone by delving into the University’s archives and sharing some photos housed in Special Collections at the James A. Gibson Library.  Although there are literally thousands of photos that tell Brock’s story, Brock Alumni Relations has uncovered a few unique and rarely seen shots that illustrate Brock’s varied and expansive history.Each issue of upcoming Brock Alumni Connect eNewsletters will focus on a different theme: faculty, athletics, Brock’s growing campus and more.This October issue captures photos of Brock’s most interesting and important resource: its students. Photos of students spanning five decades tell Brock’s story in a way no words ever could. Do you recognize anyone in these photos? Enjoy!1965 – 1966: Brock University Student AssemblyMembers of the Brock University Student Assembly, left to right: Robert Jennings, Jim McVeigh, John Auld, David Dargie, Donald Chapman, Ann Kennard, Allan Colbey, Barbara Hogrebe and Susan Biggs. 1968: Car prankTo create a stir during the third Winter Carnival festivities, students push a Volkswagen through the corridors of the campus and parked it in front of the auditorium stage, where it sat until the end of the day. 1968 Winter Formal Left to right: Princess Beth Bland, Queen Joyce Gideon, Pat Robinson and Princess Leslie Dawe. 1972: Students enjoying the outdoors Students reading outside, with the Arthur Schmon Tower in the background1976:  Quiet Campus MomentStudents enjoying a walk through Thistle Complex 1984: Residence fun read more

At UN office in Kabul Karzai inaugurates panel on convening Emergency Loya

Expressing his strong support for the Commission that will decide on a transitional government until democratic elections can be held, Mr. Karzai assured the members that they would function as an independent body in pursuit of their activities. Also addressing the ceremony, the officer in charge of the UN mission, Carl Fisher, stressed that the Commission was for and of the people of Afghanistan, but added that the United Nations would stand ready to help where assistance was required. Meanwhile in New York, a UN spokesman announced today that Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, was scheduled to go to Washington, D.C. for talks with US officials.

The Latest Fugitive real estate heir agrees to LA extradition to face

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 22, 2015 4:03 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 22, 2015 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Latest: Fugitive real estate heir agrees to LA extradition to face murder charge by August LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Latest on real estate heir Robert Durst’s agreement with prosecutors to be extradited to California by August on a murder charge (all times local):3 p.m.Prosecutors say fugitive real estate heir Robert Durst has agreed to be extradited from Louisiana to Los Angeles by mid-August to face a murder charge.The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced Tuesday that prosecutors jointly filed an agreement with Durst and his attorneys for his return by Aug. 18.Durst had previously waived extradition.Court filings show that Durst has struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors on a weapons charge in New Orleans.The weapons charge has kept Durst jailed in Louisiana since March. In Los Angeles, he’s accused of killing friend and former spokeswoman Susan Berman.Durst’s lawyers have said he is eager to prove he is innocent in Berman’s death. read more

Englands longest serving bishop blocked lifetime ban for paedophile priest government inquiry

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The 89-year-old, who is now in the early stages of dementia, was jailed for 27 months at Liverpool Crown Court.The Bishop, who was ordained in 1980, is due to retire in September. The Rt Rev Forster was successful in his application, as the President of the Tribunals agreed to impose a 20-year ban.In 2014 Hughes admitted 16 offences, and was found by police officers in Merseyside to have been making and possessing more then 8,00 0chil pornography images and films.At the time following his conviction, the Rt Revd Forster, criticised Hughes’ actions as “unacceptable” and announced church disciplinary procedures would be launched.However the IICSA heard for the first time that he had also blocked him being banned from the Church for life. In March The Telegraph reported that he would no longer have powers to screen clergy and gave up his safeguarding powers in what was believed to be the first case of its kind. The Church of England has also commenced formal proceedings regarding Bishop Forster’s conduct. He has been reported to the Church’s disciplinary body by its most senior safeguarding watchdog. Sir Roger Singleton CBE, interim director of the Church of England’s National Safeguarding Team, has instigated the start of the Church Disciplinary Measure (CDM) process. This can result in a tribunal or hearing overseen by the watchdog, if evidence of malpractice is found.This came as a result of his failure to tell police about disclosures of abuse made against the Rev Gordon Dickenson which were referred to in a letter to the diocese in 2009 because he made promises he would not do it again. Earlier this year, Dickinson was convicted of eight counts of sexual assault after pleading guilty to abusing a boy during the 1970s inside a church hall and in his vicarage.  England’s longest-serving Bishop blocked a lifetime Church ban for a paedophile priest, a government inquiry has heard.The Bishop of Chester, Rt Rev Dr Peter Forster, argued that rather than impose a lifetime ban on the Reverend Ian Hughes – a disgraced vicar who was jailed for harbouring thousands of pictures of child pornography – he instead fought to make him subject to a 20-year ban.Giving evidence to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) yesterday [WEDS] the Bishop said that he had made the decision at the time “because I knew Mr Hughes”. He told the panel that, aside from the thousands of indecent images “in every other respect he has had a good ministry and has been very well regarded by his parishioners” and added that given Hughes’ “relative youth”, “his excellent previous record” and that the fact he was “entirely penitent” he thought he would argue against the lifetime ban from the Church. “The problem with a lifetime ban is there’s no way of revisiting that unless new evidence arises and it seemed to me that while he would never return to being in a position of responsibility, if for 20 years had lived with penitence” then he thought it a fair decision. “After 20 years at least, the door could be left open for others down the line to review the situation and that could not have happened if the life penalty had been imposed,” he added. I think he [Hughes] got drawn into a very sick and unsatisfactory situation.” read more

Brexit chaos and poor road quality cause M20 to be voted least

The M20 during Operation Brock which has now been deactivated Credit:PA “The results show where Highways England should focus its efforts to maximise satisfaction, including reducing delays arising from accidents and improving user experience with journey time and road surface quality.”The M20 runs from London to Folkestone and is the main route from London to the Channel crossing and even onto Dover, via the extension of the A20. The 52-mile stretch is frequented with lorries, taking trade to and from Calais for access to Europe. Construction is currently underway to create a new junction linking the M20 with the A2070 with the road works expected to be completed this year. Between Junction 3 and Junction 5 aims to improve congestion have seen work upgrading the section to a smart motorway and this is due to be finished in 2020.It is the first time Transport Focus has published the findings of its new Strategic Roads User Survey, which covers motorways and major A-roads managed by Highways England.Other roads with low satisfaction ratings were the M6, which runs from the West Midlands to Cumbria at 72 per cent, A52 in the East Midlands at the same and the M25 which circumvates London at a marginally better 76 per cent. Meanwhile, the highest ranked motorway is the M11 at 92 per cent which links London with Cambridgeshire.  Brexit chaos and poor road quality cause M20 to be voted least satisfactory motorway in England as drivers complain of surfaces “full of potholes”. The motorway in Kent is England’s least popular motorway, according to major new research.A survey 8500 road users by watchdog Transport Focus found that the link between the ports at Dover and the M25 has an overall satisfaction rating of just 65 per cent. The road scored particularly badly for the quality of its surface at 59 per cent, which is 23 per cent lower than the national average.  One respondent described it as “bumpy, uncomfortable to drive on” while another said it is “full of potholes”.Drivers on the M20 have suffered disruption in recent months as one section is being converted into a smart motorway, while temporary barriers were installed as part of Operation Brock, which had planned for lorry chaos in the event of a no deal Brexit. Operation Brock has now been deactivated due to the Brexit delay.Journey time for the M20 also scored low with 66 per cent satisfaction compared to the national average of 82 per cent.  Of drivers dissatisfaction a spokesperson for Transport Focus said: “If you’re going to make a ferry and you’re stuck you will remember that no matter what kind of driver you are.”  Highways England said that in the year 2017-2018 they had ensured that 95.2 per cent of road surfaces required no further investigation for possible maintenance. Focusing on the overall satisfaction Pete Martin, Customer Service Director, Highways England, said: “We care about people using our network, and value independent research like this, alongside our own, which helps us to further understand how road users feel.“We are pleased this research shows the majority of motorists are satisfied, but we are not complacent, and will continue to work hard to help every driver have safer and smoother journeys to the people and places that matter most to them.” The M20 during Operation Brock which has now been deactivated  Highways England added that the scale of work they continue to deliver will provide long-term benefits to drivers by tackling congestion and making journey times more reliable. Transport Focus chief executive Anthony Smith said: “The Strategic Roads User Survey gives Highways England the most robust picture ever at a national, regional and individual road level of driver satisfaction on the motorways and major A roads that it manages.”This survey reflects the experience of all drivers – whether in cars, vans, lorries, coaches or on a motorbike – across a range of key issues. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Suspected bandits killed at Kingston Seawall were shot six times each

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUPDATE: Three bandits killed, trying to rob bank customer at Kingston seawallMarch 15, 2018In “Crime”Acting Top Cop says Kingston seawall shooting justifiableMarch 19, 2018In “Crime”Crime Chief distances self from Police reports on background of slain banditsMarch 16, 2018In “Crime” A post mortem examination conducted on the remains of two of the suspected bandits; Kwame Assanah and Dextroy Cordis, has confirmed that they were both shot at least six times each with the bullets exiting their bodies.It is unclear how many times the third man, Errol Adams was shot.Dead: Dextroy CordisThe post-mortem examinations were conducted on the bodies of the three men on Monday.The three men were shot dead during an alleged shootout with the police on Thursday last at the Kingston Seawall just behind the GNS Ground.A source also told INews that based on the post mortem examination, it was confirmed that the bullets entered and exited the bodies of Assanah and Cordis. Assanah was shot five times to the chest and once to the upper right arm while Cordis was shot five times to the chest and upper body and once to the head.Now that the post mortem examinations have been concluded, there are more unanswered questions as to what really occurred on the day the men were shot and killed.Dead: Kwame AssanahThe vehicles used by the alleged banditsLaw enforcement officials are maintaining that the men were about to commit a robbery and the consequences could have been more severe if the Police did not take the action it took on the day in question.Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine on Monday threw his support behind his ranks claiming the use of deadly force against the suspected bandits was justified. read more

The 5 at 5 Tuesday

first_img Apr 2nd 2019, 4:56 PM By Sean Murray The 5 at 5: Tuesday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Short URL 6,836 Views Tuesday 2 Apr 2019, 4:55 PM No Comments https://jrnl.ie/4573038 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/PavelKant EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #CONCERNS: Sport Ireland says the FAI “has not sufficiently explained” the €100k John Delaney loan.2. #BREXIT: French President Emmanuel Macron has said France “will never abandon Ireland or the Irish people, no matter what,” following a meeting with Leo Varadkar in Paris today.3. #BACKLASH: Mary Lou McDonald has apologised – and defended – marching behind the “England get out of Ireland” banner. 4. #CATHOLIC CHURCH: Claims that children can’t celebrate Christmas at Educate Together are “incorrect and misleading”, the schools group has said.5. #HIGH COURT: A settlement has been reached between the children of Seán Quinn and the IBRC. Share1 Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/PavelKantlast_img read more

PASOK new policy for Greeks of the diaspora

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The newly elected Greek government is planning a new policy stance in regards to Greeks abroad, setting as its main goal the improvement of relations between the Greek Diaspora and the motherland and the upgrade of services provided to Hellenes abroad. Government sources, who spoke to Neos Kosmos pointed out that the Papandreou government “will set out to restore the relations between the Greek state and the millions of Greeks living abroad that were undermined by the ineffective policies of the Karamanlis’ governments.”The new cabinet that was announced does not include a position of a Deputy Minister responsible for issues of the Greek Diaspora. However well placed sources within the Government insist that those duties will be handed to Greek Australian, Dimitris Dollis until Mr Papandreou, who also holds the Foreign Ministry portfolio, makes his final decisions. The former Deputy leader of the Victorian Labor Party has been a close associate of Mr Papandreou for a number of years and is expected to secure a position in an expanded Prime Ministerial office.According to Neos Kosmos sources, the government plan is to restore the status of the General Secretary for the Greek Diaspora which under the previous government had been downgraded and replaced with a Director heading the Secretariat. It should be noted that the appointment of the former General Secretary for the Greek Diaspora, Pavlos Geroulanos, as Minister of Culture is expected to improve cultural relations between Greece and the Diaspora. Through his previous government as well as personal experience – having studied and lived in the US for a of number years – Mr Geroulanos is aware of the cultural needs of the Diaspora and is expected to open up new and wide channels of cultural exchange between Athens and Hellenic centres abroad.last_img read more

Greek Australian of the century dies

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Dr Archivides Kalokerinos passed away peacefully on March 1. Dr Kalokerinos, a proud Hellene, was awarded Greek Australian of the Century by Neos Kosmos in 2000 for his tireless work in the medical community.Known fondly as “Dr Archie”, he worked closely with the Aboriginal Medical Service to reduce the high mortality rate of Aboriginal children in North western New South Wales, and, while under his supervision, the rate dropped to zero. Then Prime Minister of Australia John Howard, congratulated Dr Kalokerinos for this work at the opening of the Kytheraismos Conference II in 2006, stating through his “consistent and selfless efforts saved the lives of many young indigenous Australians”.last_img

Greeces latest popular wedding destination

first_imgGreece has long been a popular destination for weddings, especially since the rise of couples opting for smaller, more intimate weddings abroad.While many popular spots across Greece including Santorini and Mykonos are synonymous with luxury, the latest location in the Aegean attracting smitten couples is a little more unassuming.Leipsoi, located near Patmos, is an islet with a population of just under 800 people, and is now being promoted across Greece and abroad by the local municipality, along with the countries tourism industry, for ticking all the boxes when it comes to romance, Athens News Agency reports.Quintessentially Greek, it is rich with natural beauty. Surrounded by stunning crystal clear waters, it is home to a number of churches and monasteries, along with picturesque villages. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

SpaceX fait un pas en avant dans les transports spatiaux avec sa

first_imgSpaceX fait un pas en avant dans les transports spatiaux avec sa capsule DragonSpaceX est la première société spatiale privée américaine à avoir mis en orbite une capsule habitable (“Dragon”). Le 8 décembre, celle-ci a fait deux tours de la Terre en orbite avant d’amerrir dans le Pacifique. A terme, SpaceX veut fournir des services de transport spatial à la Nasa, l’agence spatiale américaine.SpaceX est la première société commerciale munie d’une licence de l’Administration fédérale de l’aviation (FAA) à placer un vaisseau en orbite. Ainsi, Dragon est la première capsule américaine habitable à pouvoir voyager en orbite et en revenir, depuis l’arrivée de la navette spatiale, il y a une trentaine d’années.Le vol d’essai de Falcon 9, était le premier organisé sous l’égide du programme COTS initié par la Nasa (Commercial Orbital Transportation Services). Celui-ci a pour but de coordonner les changements d’équipes et l’acheminement de matériels à bord de l’ISS, la Station spatiale internationale.Falcon 9 est un engin de 55 mètres de long équipé de 9 moteurs installés sur deux niveaux réutilisables, qui a supporté la capsule Dragon jusqu’à sa mise en orbite. De même que le vaisseau Apollo, Dragon était protégé durant son retour dans l’atmosphère par un bouclier thermo-réactif contre les hautes températures, avant que la capsule ne déploie ses parachutes et ne rentre dans l’atmosphère.  Elle a été lancée depuis la base aérienne militaire de Cap Canaveral le 8 décembre après avoir effectué trois heures de manœuvres en orbite. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESASelon l’AFP, la Nasa avait signé un contrat de 1,6 milliard de dollars avec SpaceX en décembre 2008 dans le cadre du programme COTS pour fournir douze capsules ayant une capacité totale de fret d’au moins 20 tonnes afin de ravitailler l’ISS jusqu’en 2016. Découvrez Falcon 9 et la capsule Dragon en images : https://www.maxisciences.com/spacex/spacex-entre-dans-l-039-histoire-avec-la-capsule-dragon_art11038.htmlLe 10 décembre 2010 à 20:09 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

CES 2012 Haier pense que la télévision du futur sera transparente

first_imgCES 2012 : Haier pense que la télévision du futur sera transparenteHaier a présenté en début de CES, son nouveau téléviseur OLED. Petite surprise, on peut voir à travers! Après la présentation de la télévision OLED 55 pouces d’Haier (137,5 cm de diagonale), il était possible de passer à côté ce petit écran de 22 pouces. Ou peut-être pas… Ce téléviseur au cadre ultra-fin, qui à priori n’est pas encore fait pour votre salon, propose une résolution 1680×1050 pixels avec un rétro-éclairage extérieur.À lire aussiPays-Bas : une télé-réalité martienne en prévisionMais, c’est éteint qu’il montre toute son originalité. Grâce à l’incorporation d’une diode électroluminescente organique (OLED) transparente, une fois éteint, l’écran devient limpide comme le verre.Le groupe industriel chinois a présenté ce nouveau téléviseur dans le cadre de son portefeuille de produits “Future Technologies”.Pour l’instant, Haier souhaite installer cet écran dans les magasins. Il pourrait également faire office d’installation murale. Aucune information sur le prix ou la disponibilité n’a été annoncé par le constructeur. Retrouvez cet écran étonnant en vidéo sur Maxisciences.Le 13 janvier 2012 à 12:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Nokia et Microsoft investissent dans léducation

first_imgNokia et Microsoft investissent dans l’éducationMicrosoft et Nokia ont décidé de miser sur le futur en engageant 18 millions d’euros dans une université finlandaise, voués à créer des applications pour leur écosystème.Windows Phone a pris un retard considérable sur Android et iOS au niveau du développement des applications, peinant à trouver assez de personnel pour cela. Un chiffre, cruel, vient illustrer ce fossé, 65.000. C’est le nombre d’applis disponible sur le Market Place de Windows Phone pendant que l’App Store et Google Play en proposent environ… 500.000 ! À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour remédier à ce problème, les deux firmes ont donc décidé de miser sur l’éducation via un investissement de 18 millions d’euros (9 millions chacune) dans l’université finlandaise d’Aalto, explique Le Monde Informatique.Baptisé AppCampus, il accueillera un programme de trois ans qui se concentrera uniquement sur la création d’applications mobiles pour l’écosystème de Windows Phone et pour les plateformes Nokia comme Symbian et Series 500. Il ouvrira ses portes en mai prochain et doit permettre aux jeunes entrepreneurs et chercheurs de bénéficier de formations concernant toutes les facettes du développement d’applications mobiles ainsi que de soutiens financiers. Microsoft et Nokia se chargeront en outre de distribuer les produits créés par ce biais. Le 1 avril 2012 à 09:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Special prayers performed for timely rains

first_imgKohir: Special prayers performed for the timely rains and good harvest at Rachannna Swamy temple at Badampet on Monday. Vedic pundits prayed while showering the Lord with 100 pots of water that the state should turn green and people live with happiness and prosperity. Endowment Officer Shivarudrappa, chairman Kanakaratnam, trustees Shiva Murthy Swamy, Raghupathi Reddy, Jagadeeshwar Swamy, Ramakrishna, temple staff and priests were present.last_img

Kate Middleton has had it with Prince William Duchess still trying to

first_imgCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Men’s Singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England.Getty ImagesPrince Harry and Prince William are on the verge of a fight. At least according to ITV’s royal editor, Chris Ship, who wrote: “No one is entirely sure what triggered it, or whether it’s related to one issue or many issues, but in royal circles, few will deny that there has been a fraternal rift – and it’s made things more than a little tricky.”Kate Middleton stepped into the fray, but it looks like her attention might be needed elsewhere. Rumours recently surfaced that Prince William may have cheated on Kate Middleton. The rumour is unfounded and Kate Middleton seems to know it.  LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England.Photo by Clive Mason/Getty ImagesReportedly after the Easter service at Windsor, Harry and Meghan – who didn’t attend the service as she has retreated from the public eye as she awaits the baby – invited the couple Cambridge to their new home at Frogmore Cottage. The once-dubbed ‘fab four’ were reported to have had tea and chatted for around 30 minutes, according to the Mirror.Kate Middleton has her hands full putting out fires all over the Palace, but there have been missteps on her part as well. Kate Middleton reportedly left out Meghan Markle in a tribute during the Queen’s 93rd birthday celebrations, which could be seen as a huge insult to the Duchess of Sussex. But it looks like Kate Middleton is working hard to make amends. The only question is whether Meghan will be receptive to the olive branch. Meghan Markle is expected to give birth this month. The Royal couple has moved to Frogmore Cottage to prepare for the arrival of the Royal baby.last_img read more

BNP alleges reign of terror by ruling party

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday alleged that the ruling party has established a ‘reign of terror’ in the country by defying rules, reports UNB.”Under the rule of the current government, the ruling party terrorists have turned the entire country into a state of terror by disrespecting the laws and rules,” he said in a statement.The statement was issued protesting against the attack on Feni unit Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal president Zakir Hossain Jasim’s business centre.Fakhrul also alleged that the government has continued attacks and repression on BNP leaders and activists to politically harass and humiliate them.The BNP leader claimed that the ruling party ‘cadres’ attacked ‘Sensive’ Hospital in Feni owned by Jasim, leaving its many staff and nurses injured.”The attack on a service-providing institution has demonstrated how much severe the government’s brutal attitude towards its opponents,” he observed.He demanded the government arrest the attackers and mete out exemplary punishment to them.last_img read more