first_imgPosted on November 18, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, The Lancet, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the University of Queensland School of Population Health invite submission of abstracts for oral or poster presentations at the Global Health Metrics & Evaluation: Controversies, Innovation, Accountability conference, to be held on March 14–16, 2011 in Seattle, WA, USA.The peer-review process will be organized by The Lancet. Accepted abstracts will be published in a booklet and on The Lancet‘s website. The GHME Organizing Committee will cover the registration fee, air travel, and accommodation expenses during the conference dates for all individuals whose abstracts are selected for an oral presentation and for some individuals whose abstracts are selected for a poster session. Students and participants from low-or middle-income countries whose abstracts are accepted for the poster session will be given priority for financial support. Please submit your abstract as an attached Microsoft Word document to no later than December 6, 2010. Participants will be informed of the acceptance of abstracts for oral or poster presentation no later than Jan. 24, 2011. For more information about the GHME 2011 conference, please visit the conference website this: Topicscenter_img A broad range of topics related to health metrics and evaluation will be covered during the conference. Abstracts can be submitted on the following topics:The latest approaches to measuring maternal mortalityTransitions in non-communicable diseases in rich and poor countriesControversies in the burden of malariaTrends in health inequalities Integrated surveillance systems Responsible data sharing and strengthening country capacity for analysis New quantitative tools for priority settingThe next generation of metrics for health-system performanceGuidelines for abstract submission250-300 words in lengthWritten in EnglishAbstracts should include the following:Background/introductionObjective Methodology Results Conclusions/recommendations Please indicate whether the abstract is being submitted for consideration as:An oral presentation A poster Either an oral presentation or a poster ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

first_imgClemson fans line the streets after Orange Bowl.Clemson FansClemson didn’t win the national title on Monday night, but the Tigers still proved themselves worthy, pushing Alabama to the brink in a 45-40 loss. Clemson fans in attendance at the game, despite the loss, appear to have recognized that fact.According to a number of fans at the contest, Clemson supporters did the program’s “cadence count” as they left the stadium. Pretty cool.Doing the cadence count on the way out of the #NationalChampionship is what the #ClemsonFamily is all about. C u in Tampa next year! #ALLIN— Murphy Andrews (@murphy_and) January 12, 2016Clemson fans doing the cadence count walking out. Love that passion !— Clemson Tom (@ClemsonTom) January 12, 2016The cadence count from the crowd put me over. The tears are coming but I am so incredibly proud of this team. #ClemsonFamily #AllIn— Callie Hahn (@CallieHahndro) January 12, 2016This will be tough for Clemson fans to swallow, but there’s no doubt that the program is in good shape. Dabo Swinney will have the Tigers back in the title game sooner rather than later.last_img read more

first_imgGeneral view of Sun Devil Stadium as the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks warm up prior to the college football game.TEMPE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 19: General view of Sun Devil Stadium as the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks warm up prior to the college football game on September 19, 2008 in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Warhawks 38-14. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)One of the top remaining graduate transfers in college football is no longer available, as he’s made his commitment official.Roe Wilkins, an All Conference-USA player at Rice the past two seasons, is heading to the Pac-12.The defensive lineman has committed to Arizona State.247Sports first reported the news.Arizona State is getting some more help for its defensive line ahead of the 2019 season.Roe Wilkins, a graduate transfer candidate out of Rice University who was a Conference-USA honorable mention pick in 2017 and 2018, gave the Sun Devils a commitment Wednesday according to two people directly familiar with the development.After entering the NCAA transfer portal in January, Wilkins took an official visit to see ASU in early February along with his parents, where they attended one of the team’s spring practices. He picked ASU over its in-state rival Arizona.Wilkins was fourth on his team in tackles last season and had 6.5 sacks as a sophomore.BREAKING: Rice graduate transfer d-lineman Roe Wilkins has committed to ASU. Tied for fourth on the team with 50 tackles last season and C-USA two-time honorable mention: More:— (@SunDevilSource) March 6, 2019Arizona State is coming off a 7-6 season.last_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 3, 2019UPDATED: February 4, 2019 00:03 IST India produced an all-round show to beat New Zealand in the fifth ODI (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia beat New Zealand by 35 runs in the 5th ODI to win the series 4-1India have now won 5 out of 6 bilateral ODI series overseas since the 2017 Champions Trophy”It’s very heartening to see the way Indian team is moving forward,” Harbhajan saidBrief Scores: India (252 all out) beat New Zealand (217 all out) by 35 runs in Wellington. James Neesham 44; Yuzvendra Chahal (3/41) (FULL SCORECARD)India spinner Harbhajan Singh lauded India after their dominant show in New Zealand in the one day international series. India on Sunday beat New Zealand by 35 runs in the fifth and final ODI to wrap up the series 4-1 in Wellington.India have been in ruthless form since the Champions Trophy and have won 10 out of 11 bilateral ODI series. Of these 10 victories, five bilateral series wins have come overseas. India also won the Asia Cup in UAE last year.”There’s no doubt India are far superior team in world cricket at the moment. We were thinking, matches in New Zealand will be bit tough but it shows how strong this Indian team is. We keep talking about an opposition being weak but we should also reflect on our team and see how strong they are. We are technically, mentally… in fact in all departments of the game very strong. They have worked really hard and are getting the right result. It’s very heartening to see the way Indian team is moving forward. A lot of credit must be given to Virat Kohli and the management for setting really, really high standards,” Harbhajan told India Today.Looks like the “JOSH” in the squad is “HIGH SIR”‘HOWS THE JOSH’ – @vickykaushal09 #TeamIndia (@BCCI) February 3, 2019Hardik Pandya produced an all-round show hitting a fiery 45 off 22 balls and also bagged two wickets in India 25-run victory over New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium. During his blazing knock, Pandya also hit a hat-trick of sixes to help India post 252 on board.advertisement”Hardik was fantastic with the bat and of course with the ball. I am so glad to see the kind of form he is in. He put the controversy aside. He made sure that nobody talks about his cricket. I am so glad that he is performing really well and he is a very, very important member of the Indian team. I am happy for him. He is delivering with the bat and ball and these are good signs for Team India,” he said.India’s top-order struggled again in testing conditions before Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar and Pandya helped the side recover from 18 for 4 to post a fighting total. Rayudu, who hit 90 off 113, put on a 98-run stand for the fifth wicket with Vijay Shankar (45 off 64) to arrest the slide.”Ambati Rayudu has always been a class player. He has got the temperament to score runs in big games and I am really happy with his progress in international cricket. I am so glad he performed really well today. I hope he continues to work hard on his game,” Harbhajan said.Harbhajan was also all praise for India’s fast bowling attack and said Jasprit Bumrah’s return would only strengthen the side.”Jasprit Bumrah is by far the No.1 bowler for Team India. We are lucky that he is playing for India and not for any other country. he’s lethal and a match-winner. I always say he’s the Virat Kohli of Indian bowling attack. With him whether it’s Bhuvneshwar, Shami or Umesh, who is doing really well in domestic cricket. I think Umesh should also be part of one day side. It’s so heartening to see that we have a fast bowling unit that can bowl over 140 consistently. We never had this kind of luxury as far as the fast bowling department is concerned. When Jasprit Bumrah returns, this team will be even more difficult to beat,” he said.India and New Zealand will now play a three-match Twenty20 International series starting February 6.Also Read | Hardik Pandya a natural talent and a match-winner: Ravi ShastriAlso Read | Virat Kohli on India’s 4-1 series win vs New Zealand: Shows our characterAlso Read | Kane Williamson gracious in defeat: India a world-class side, deserve series winFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Harbhajan SinghFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Hardik PandyaFollow Ambati RayuduFollow Jasprit Bumrah Hardik Pandya’s form with bat and ball a good sign for Team India: Harbhajan SinghIndia vs New Zealand: Harbhajan Singh lauded Indian team for its ruthless performance in limited-overs cricket and said India worked really hard and were getting the right result. India, on Sunday, defeated New Zealand by 35 runs in the fifth and final ODI to wrap up the series.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgMinister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, has called on countries to continue educating persons about Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and to share resources and experiences, so that all can benefit from its implementation and utilization. Like Our Facebook Page and Follow Us On Twitter Addressing representatives from the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and Africa, at the 6th Conference of the Urban Regional Information Systems Association at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, in Montego Bay, on November 14, the Minister emphasised that there is an acute need for countries around the world to utilize GIS technology and its applications in their planning processes. “I am sure that many of us, if not all, are sold on the benefits and use of GIS and know that it will provide us with the tools to engage in the critical thinking necessary to deal with the critical times in which we live.   I put it to you that GIS and its supporting technologies can empower us as Small Island Developing States and bring us closer to each other as sister islands within the region,” Mr. Pickersgill told the over 200 delegates at the conference. Alluding to the benefits of using GIS technologies, especially when implemented and used on an enterprise/national basis, the Minister advised that small countries need to take a co-ordinated national approach, as a sectoral and/or piecemeal approach cannot yield the best returns. “Governments therefore need to have realistic long term plans with identified financial support to fund national GIS programmes.  What is also needed is a national GIS vision for our respective countries, long term objectives and goals that are constantly being fine tuned, reviewed and implemented in a progressive manner, given the availability of resources. A piecemeal or sectoral-based approach is counter productive to achieving the benefits that may be derived from a national co-ordinated approach,” the Minister argued. “We need to stop implementing GIS related projects and activities in a vacuum.  We need to share our resources, experiences and data sets and talk to each other.  The answer to achieving successful GIS programmes lies in the sharing, co-ordination and amalgamation of resources.  Governments and project executing agencies need to negotiate to have sustainable projects implemented, that will benefit organizations and by extension their countries in the long term,” Mr. Pickersgill added. He pointed out that continuous education on GIS technology has its place, as “too many professionals in GIS related fields in the region are not keeping abreast of changes in technology.” “I am therefore recommending that educational institutions within the region meet to spearhead an initiative to encourage these continuous education programmes for GIS professionals.  Indeed, our professionals in the region will soon be left behind, if we do not constantly upgrade our GIS skills sets,” the Minister said “With the changing trade agreements and the opening of borders and economies, as a region we must be prepared to forge ahead to meet the changes head on or inevitably be trampled along the way.  It is my fervent hope that the issues I have outlined will be addressed at this conference and that all participants will come away with fresh perspectives and strategies for the strengthening and sharing of geospatial information among our respective countries,” Mr. Pickersgill added. The conference was held under the theme: ‘Spatial Technologies – critical thinking for critical times’.last_img read more

first_imgRichard Deveau has been appointed a Crown attorney in the Halifax office of the Public Prosecution Service. The appointment was announced today, Jan. 2, by Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions. “Mr. Deveau’s criminal law expertise and his enthusiasm will be an asset to our team of Crown attorneys,” said Martin Herschorn, director of Public Prosecutions. “We are very pleased to him on board.” A native of Rogersville, N.B., Mr. Deveau graduated in 2006 from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, with a bachelor of arts in criminology and a bachelor of applied arts in criminal justice. He graduated from the Université de Moncton law school in 2010. In 2010, Mr. Deveau won the Sopinka Cup National Trial Advocacy Competition and the Sopinka Cup individual award for best closing argument. Mr. Deveau articled with the Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission and was later appointed a staff solicitor. His practice included child protection and family law, but was concentrated in criminal law. As a student, Mr. Deveau was a pro bono researcher for the Association in Defense of the Wrongfully Convicted in Toronto was and a summer intern for a Saint John law firm. He has also taught English at a Paris high school and worked with mentally disabled adults at L’ARC Inc. Mr. Deveau is a member of the Association des juristes d’expression français de la Nouvelle-Écosse and a former member of the Association des juristes d’expression française du Nouveau-Brunswick. He has also coached minor hockey.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Nearly 8,000 guests will attend the swearing-in of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday, making it the biggest-ever event held in the historic premises. While the guests attending the event will be treated to high tea, President Ram Nath Kovind will host a private dinner for the leaders from Bimstec countries as well as Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth – who have all confirmed their presence. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist Steel magnate L.N. Mittal is also expected to be present. “It will be the biggest-ever event at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. 8,000 people are coming,” Ashok Malik, Press Secretary to the President, told IANS. The size of the gathering is seen as a reflection of the massive mandate received by Modi government in the Lok Sabha elections. Both the BJP and NDA have improved their tally compared to 2014. The swearing-in will be held in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the same venue as in 2014. The event then was attended by about 5,000 guests. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France The high tea will have snacks, including samosas, and paneer items apart from sweets, while at the President’s dinner, the visiting foreign dignitaries will be treated to “Dal Raisina” – a special delicacy of the Rashtrapati Bhavan that takes 48 hours to cook – among other delicacies. The Prime Minister will also attend the dinner, along with some officials. With the swearing-in scheduled for 7 p.m., dinner will be light as it will be served a little late in the evening. The dinner will have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options and include soup, fish, chicken, vegetables and the “Dal Raisina” – a variant of popular ‘maa ki dal’. “It is a speciality of our kitchen. Its special recipe was developed here in Rashtrapati Bhavan. It takes 48 hours to prepare. The process of preparing it started on May 28 and it will be ready by tomorrow (Thursday),” Malik said. The Bimstec leaders attending the event include Bangladeshi President Abdul Hamid, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Myanmarese President U Win Myint, Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering. Thailand will be represented by its Special Enovy Grisada Boonrach. The event will also be attended by leaders of political parties, Ambassadors and diplomats and celebrities from various fields.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie made a rare public appearance Sunday to bring attention to the ongoing plight of some of Canada’s young indigenous people, likening it to the same kind of pain young people suffered in the now defunct residential schools.He told young people gathered at festivities surrounding “We Day,” the movement inspired by children’s rights activist brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger, that they can learn a lot about the history of government-funded, church-run residential schools, where indigenous children endured widespread sexual, emotional and physical abuse.Standing on the stage set up on Parliament Hill for Canada Day weekend, Downie said that indigenous children in parts of Canada still must travel great distances to go to school, likening it to “the pain, the torture and the death,” suffered in the residential schools.Indigenous leaders say children regularly leave to the nearest urban centre to get education and health care services not offered in remote communities. There have been cases where the young people have died because get caught up in risky behaviour because they lack community supports.“It is still happening even though the residential school has gone away. Kids are still having to travel great distances to live and go to school,” Downie said, with silence filling the pauses between his words.Downie is suffering from an incurable form of brain cancer and makes few public appearances, but has used those to be a voice for the country’s indigenous peoples and the harm caused by the residential school system.One day after the country marked 150 years, Downie used his brief time on stage to speak about the “new” country that would be born in the next 150 years.“Yours is the first generation in the new and real Canada. I love you,” he said to applause.“You and yours, the indigenous, together will make this a true country now, one true to your word. The new 150 years, not the old one. The new one. Exciting and true.”The path to reconciliation was a key theme of the Canada Day weekend in the nation’s capital, which saw a group of indigenous activists erect a demonstration teepee on Parliament Hill as part of what they called a “reoccupation” to bring attention to the history of indigenous people. It was removed on Sunday.The federal Liberals have been the focus of political heat over the party’s sweeping promises to First Nations, amid increasing pressure to comply with a human rights tribunal’s order to properly fund First Nations child welfare services.On Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Downie and those in attendance that Canadians and their government must accept responsibility for “our failings” as the country tries to help victims and their families heal decades-old wounds.“Gord, your work is a powerful reminder of all that still needs to be done to acknowledge one of the darkest chapters in our history and make things right with Canada’s First Nations, Metis Nation, and Inuit peoples.”After Trudeau spoke, a school choir performed Downie’s song “The Stranger,” the lead track off his solo album Secret Path that tells the story of 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack. Wenjack died in 1966 after running away from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in Kenora, Ont.Downie had previously performed the song at a “We Day” event in Toronto in October. This time, he stood to the side along with Chanie’s sisters Daisy and Pearl, appearing emotional at times, and tipping his hat to the choir when they all donned sparkling purple hats similar to the one Downie wore during the Hip’s last tour last year.As the choir walked off the stage, Downie shook the singers’ hands and thanked them.last_img read more

27 May 2008United Nations officials say they are accelerating relief efforts in the area around the disputed Sudanese town of Abyei, the scene of deadly clashes earlier this month, to help tens of thousands of displaced persons ahead of the expected rainy season and any possible renewal of fighting. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan, Ashraf Qazi, and the acting Humanitarian Coordinator to the country, Ted Chaiban, today also urged both the national armed forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) to maintain restraint so that aid can be sent unimpeded.“We have a window of opportunity now before the onset of the rains,” Mr. Chaiban said. “However, any insecurity could quickly erode all our efforts. We simply cannot afford to have further displacement and we urged both sides to engage in confidence building and restrain from any further hostilities which ultimately affect the most vulnerable people.”The UN estimates that as many as 50,000 people have been displaced since fighting erupted in and around Abyei on 14 May between Government forces and the SPLA, which in January 2005 signed a comprehensive peace agreement ending the long-running north-south civil war.An impasse over the boundaries and status of Abyei has been one of the stumbling blocks since then in fully implementing the peace accord as the area is contested by both sides.Mr. Chaiban and Mr. Qazi saw the devastation first-hand in Abyei during a mission to the affected region and also visited the nearby towns of Agok and Muglad, where many people have fled.Humanitarian operations are being led from Agok and Mr. Chaiban praised the efforts of both UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for trying to help the locals, who are still struggling to rebuild their lives and communities in the wake of the civil war.UN aid agencies have so far distributed more than 80 tons of food supplies, while water and sanitation teams have drilled fresh boreholes and installed water pumps at several sites. Health and nutrition clinics have also been set up to assist affected locals. read more

Gennady Tarasov, the High-level Coordinator for the issue of missing Kuwaiti and third country nationals and the repatriation of Kuwaiti property, briefed the Council on the latest report of the Secretary-General concerning the matter, which noted that the remains of only 236 of the 605 missing persons had been identified. The Council said that it regretted the stalling of exhumation activities carried out by the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights, noting that only one additional case had been identified since the previous report. “Council members again expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of those involved,” the 15-member body said in a statement read out by the President of the Security Council and Deputy Permanent Representative of Croatia, Ranko Vilovic. “The Members of the Security Council expressed their concern at the absence of progress on clarifying the fate of the Kuwaiti national archives,” he added. Mr. Vilovic, who holds the rotating presidency for this month, noted the intentions of both Governments to co-operate on this issue and hoped that further progress would be made during the coming months. 10 December 2008The Security Council today urged all parties to make concerted efforts in determining the fate of Kuwaitis and other nationals missing since Iraq’s 1990 invasion, and expressed concern over the lack of progress in finding the Kuwaiti national archive. read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGAWU says absence of GuySuCo Board worrying, calls for decisive action on sugar industryJune 25, 2018In “Business”Govt’s approach to Sugar industry not inspiring confidence- JagdeoMay 28, 2018In “Business”GuySuCo aims to produce over 50,000 tonnes of white sugar by 2022June 21, 2019In “Business” The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has moved to increase the price for sugar on the local market  by 5%.  This was confirmed by acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GuySuCo, Paul Bhim, who has indicated that this new increase was implemented earlier this month (February).In defending the company’s decision, Bhim said that over the past nine years, there has been no increase in the price for the commodity on the local market.This increase comes at a time when the Government is downsizing the industry and laying off thousands of sugar workers.Asked whether this increase was also triggered as a result of the reconfiguration of GuySuCo and the sugar industry as a whole, the acting CEO tried to brush aside those assumptions.The increase is for each 50-kilogram bag of sugar, which has now increased from $4900 to $5145.GuySuCo has been undergoing several major changes ever since Government announced plans to downsize the industry and close several of the remaining sugar estates in Guyana.Already, the closure of the estates and the sacking of thousands of workers have affected the economy.As Government’s plans to downsize the industry start to take effect, the Opposition has been vigorously defending the rights of workers and has even urged Government to rethink its position.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has outlined that in Guyana, sugar is not a company, but an industry, hence Government needs to be more thoughtful when making decisions about the industry. read more

first_imgA MARKETING TEAM has started work on a campaign ahead of the relaunch of Clerys when refurbishment following recent storm damage has been completed.The store has been closed since July, when heavy rain and thunder and lightening damaged the building on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.A spokesperson for the store told today that the aim of the new marketing campaign will be to “create a bit of buzz” ahead of the reopening.“Renovations are well underway, they’re progressing very well,” they said. “There’s still not a specific date, they’re not giving that out until they’re absolutely sure but they’re very happy with how the renovations are going.”The spokesperson said all staff who had been laid off since the store closed will come back on board and some are already back for “various projects”.Clerys is keeping schtum about how much of a transformation the 150-year-old store is undergoing as the spokesperson said it is “hoping to open with a bang” in advance of the key Christmas shopping period.“There are no details on how improved it will be, but I will say it’s very busy down there,” they added.Read: Clerys staff told it may be months before store re-opens>Read: Storm-damaged Clerys store to stay closed for days>last_img read more

first_img Image: Dublin Fire Brigade Firefighters attacked as they attempted to put out a fire in west Dublin A Dublin Fire Brigade spokeswoman urged the public to respect emergency services. at it smashing a window. Luckily no crew members were injured. We remind everybody that we are here to help the whole community.— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) October 26, 2016 20,913 Views A FIRE ENGINE was pelted with stones last night as it responded to a call-out in a west Dublin housing estate.One unit of the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) was put out of commission after attending a small fire in the Neilstown area of Clondalkin.The fire engine was out of action for three hours after a passenger-side window was broken by stones.A DFB spokeswoman said there were no injuries but urged members of the public to respect emergency services.AttackShe said: “One of our appliances was dispatched to an estate in the Neilstown area after a fire started on a grassy area.“A number of people began throwing rocks at the engine causing damage to it.“The passenger-side window was badly damaged by the stones.“We’d ask people at this time to respect the emergency services and let them do their jobs.” Oct 26th 2016, 3:11 PM Short URL Source: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter Wednesday 26 Oct 2016, 3:11 PMcenter_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 33 Comments Unfortunately one of our Tallaght appliances was unable to respond to emergencies last night for almost 3 hours after stones were thrown 1/2— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) October 26, 2016 Source: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter Image: Dublin Fire Brigade By Garreth MacNamee ‘He was an absolute gentleman’: Tributes paid after pensioner dies in Wexford house fire >Abduction probe after man bundled into car by three men > Share413 Tweet Email2 last_img read more

first_imgThe fruits of the painstaking process of recreating the Homeric ancient Greek instruments over a period of 20 years, will be made accessible to the public this month.The Museum of Ancient Nikopolis outside Preveza, in western Greece, will host the artwork of former jeweller Giorgos Polyzos in an exclusive exhibition that will run until 20 November.Since 1979, Polyzos, who has been collecting information from museum exhibits, archaeological finds, depictions in sculpture and pottery combined with narrative included in ancient myths, has created 17 handmade exact replicas of ancient Greek musical instruments.The replicas which include organs such as the lyre, the homeric phorminx, the kithara, the pandouri and the aulos have been recreated based on information spanning from the 8th to the 3rd centuries B.C.Speaking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) in his workshop based in the tiny village of Tsopella Pramanta, the artist said that it was an exhibition in the Archaeological Museum of Athens about music in ancient Greece back in 1979 that sparked his interest even though he is a jewellery maker.“When, in 1983, my friend the poet, writer and journalist Giorgos Maniatis sent me a text on the relationship between politics and music, this served as an occasion to make a faithful copy of a lyre to offer to him in return. He played it and showed it to his students,” Polyzos told ANA-MPA, explaining how he felt seeing students greet him by playing the lyre when he later visited Athens from Serres.“I’m excited, I told them, I’ll make you another old musical instrument, a tortoise turtle pandouri.”Polyzos was approached by archaeology professors and manufactured the instruments between 1984 and 2004 for the Athens University student society ‘Evretirio’.“Then harp was unearthed in Dafni, Athens, and I studied it and copied it,” he continued stressing that he never stopped observing and seeking information.“The Homeric hymn to Hermes is what helped me make the first lyre… the hymn was a set of instructions, in verse, on how to make a lyre before the invention of writing, obviously repeated as a song. It is a dactylic hexameter, like the Epics,” he said adding that “the lyre was a very simple organ that anyone with a certain dexterity could make and was mainly used as a learning instrument, to teach children music”.Also featured in the exhibition is the seven-stringed phorminx, which later evolved into the kithara; a valuable instrument played at court made of gold, silver, ebony and ivory, while the “instrument of the poets” was the barbitos, which had longer strings and a deeper tone than the lyre.The exhibition, also features relevant findings artifacts and information that can guide audiences through the history, evolution, characteristics and circumstances of the performance of ancient Greek musical instruments, different aspects of the role of music in the world of mortals and immortals, while it contests the reality the behind antiquity’s most popular myths. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgAfter flirting with Clark County for days, Mother Nature showed her colder side, leaving a dusting of snow around the Vancouver area and somewhere between three and five inches in higher elevations. Slushy roads and white lawns lingered for a few hours, but now it would seem our snow fix is over.The next couple of days will see daytime highs in the mid-40s to low 50s with a chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.Despite the Thursday morning snowfall, things around the county were pretty calm.Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy, with Clark County Fire & Rescue, said that about two inches of snow on the ground near Ridgefield early this morning quickly melted away.Things were “surprisingly calm,” he said. “Not even a fender bender.”Capt. Kevin Murray with the Vancouver Fire Department said he hadn’t heard of any weather-related crashes either.The Washougal School District canceled classes for the day, as did some schools in the Battle Ground district.Spokesman Gregg Herrington said some of the regular routes in the east part of the Battle Ground district go up to 1,200 feet in elevation.Others districts around the county started late, with a few buses on snow routes. There was no snow day, or even a late start, for students in the Vancouver and Evergreen school districts, however.C-Tran temporarily suspended two routes due to snow on the roads, but returned to normal service by 9 a.m.last_img read more

first_imgDANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescuers had to extricate the driver of a taxi cab after, officials said, he collided with a flatbed tractor trailer in Dania Beach, Friday night.Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the crash on Southwest 11th Avenue, near Stirling Road.The left side of the taxi cab was mangled in the accident, trapping the driver inside. Crews had to cut the vehicle’s doors to get him out.Paramedics transported the taxi cab driver to the hospital, but officials said he was not seriously hurt. The truck driver was not injured.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Royal Caribbean International has opened its first year-long program to Cuba.Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas ship will sail new four- and five-night trips from January 2018 through March 2019. More than half will offer overnight stays in Havana.Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley said, “Since arriving in Cuba for the first time last month, we’ve seen the excitement of our guests when sailing into Havana and the passion they have for the city at sail away — its people, its architecture, its food, its music. This is the enthusiasm we strive to bring to adventure-seekers who vacation with us. The positive reaction to our Cuba sailings is very encouraging, and we are thrilled to expand on the number of sailings for our 2018-2019 itineraries.”Empress of the Seas will return to Tampa for summer 2018 and will reposition to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale for the winter 2018-2019 season.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are the obituaries published on Wilmington Apple during the week of May 6, 2018:Lived In Wilmington At Time Of Passing:Claire C. (Murphy) D’Entremont, 82Patricia A. (McLaughlin) Doucette, 85Diane (Ray) LeBlanc, 61George J. Shdeed, 85Previously Lived In Wilmington:Donald E. Kirby, 95William G. “Billy” Landry, 63Glenn J. Steeves III, 65Worked In/Volunteered In/Connected To Wilmington:Hazel Vera (Bragg) Malcolm, 92Like 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… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Obituaries”last_img read more

first_imgNearly two dozen teachers, parents and community members dominated public testimony at Monday night’s Anchorage School Board meeting, asking the school district to set aside more time for lunch and recess in elementary schools.More than 5,000 people have signed an online petition asking the district to require no less than 30 minutes a day for lunch and equal time for recess. The proposal was put together by a group called ASD60.“We make time in our schedules for the things that are important,” said Carey Carpenter, one of the organizers of ASD60. “The health and wellness of our kids is as important as their reading scores, and we need to make time for it.”Carpenter’s children go to Sand Lake Elementary. She says the school recently shortened their lunch and recess period from an hour to 45 minutes. Last year, the district mandated that all elementary schools must allocate at least 45 minutes to recess and lunch. Two-thirds of the schools in the district had less time before the mandate.Mark Stock is the deputy superintendent for the district. He says Sand Lake Elementary used to be an outlier, with more time for lunch and recess than other schools.“So there was a period of several years where they lengthened it from the normal 40-45 minutes to 60,” Stock said. “And then there was a change in principals who looked at it and realized they were an outlier, and realized that with all the pressure and everything going on, he shortened it to be what the district guidelines were.”ASD60 wants the mandate to be at least an hour.The group says research from the Centers for Disease Control shows extra time for lunch and recess leads students to engage in healthier lifestyles.Carpenter’s third grade daughter Anya testified that once you factor in standing in line and cleaning up, lunch is only 13 minutes.“I need food for energy and I need energy to concentrate at school,” Anya said. “During lunch, kids like me do not eat very fast, so they do not finish their entire lunch, whether they packed it from home or they got the hot lunch.”Stock says the district agrees that there are lots of benefits to increasing lunch and recess time, but if that were to happen, the time would have to come from somewhere else — most likely, reading class time.“I know people are saying that the more recess we have, the better students will do in their reading,” Stock said. “That’s only true when you’re also getting the reading as well. You can’t just do physical activity and expect reading skills to go up.”Stock says he’s happy that there’s a discussion over the benefits of recess and lunch, and that the district is working with the petition advocates to find a solution. At the end of the school board meeting, Board member Mark Foster volunteered to look into the next steps for how to address the concerns of ASD60.last_img read more