first_img Without Urban Meyer at Ohio State, James Franklin takes over as the No. 1 coach in the Big Ten, per CBS.Franklin has accomplished a lot in the last few years, so it is a fair choice, even if not one that might have jumped right off the page at first.Franklin ascends to the top spot, and it makes sense. Meyer took over Ohio State in 2012, but the Buckeyes weren’t eligible to for a conference title until 2013. Since then, only two other coaches besides Meyer have won Big Ten titles, and Franklin’s one of them. He inherited a Penn State program that was in shambles following the Jerry Sandusky revelations, and Bill O’Brien’s unexpected departure. After an (expected) slow start that saw Penn State go 14-12 in his first two years, the Nittany Lions have gone 31-9 the last three seasons, won a conference title and played in two New Year’s Six bowls. Now, as 2019 begins, expectations will only get higher.Interestingly, CBS Sports didn’t give Ryan Day a ton of benefit of the doubt. While other rankings have already put him near the top of the league entering year one, CBS has him all the way down at No. 10.Day steps into an interesting situation. To paraphrase my colleague, Barton Simmons, Day is like a kid waking up on his 16th birthday to find a Bugatti in the driveway. We don’t even know for sure if he can drive yet, but he’s got a hell of a car to learn in. Clearly, Day is set up in the best possible situation, and while he’s 3-0 as a head coach, Urban Meyer was still involved with the program. Now Day is on his own and it’s time for him to put his stamp on things, and it’s important to remember it’s not always as easy as it might seem. People could have argued that Luke Fickell was in a good situation in 2011. He inherited a program from Jim Tressel that had gone 12-1 the season before and had won at least 10 games in every season since 2005. Fickell went 6-7 and was then replaced by Urban Meyer. As nice as Ohio State is, it’s not a self-driving car.If he is able do some big things in year one, he’ll shoot up this list very quick.The full list:James Franklin, Penn StateMark Dantonio, Michigan StateJim Harbaugh, MichiganPat Fitzgerald, NorthwesternKirk Ferentz, IowaPaul Chryst, WisconsinScott Frost, NebraskaJeff Brohm, PurdueP.J. Fleck, MinnesotaRyan Day, Ohio StateLovie Smith, IllinoisTom Allen, IndianaMike Locksley, MarylandChris Ash, RutgersBig Ten fans are definitely going to have a lot to say about this.[CBS Sports] Jim Harbaugh and James Franklin shakes hands after game.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: James Franklin head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions congratulates Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines after the game at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. The Wolverines won 28-16. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)This week has been a big one for college football coach rankings. We’ve had a number of publications unveil their versions of these lists.CBS has been going conference by conference. On Wednesday, it rolled out rankings for the Big Ten, and I imagine some fans are going to take exception with some of these spots.In years past, No. 1 for the conference was simple. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is one of the greatest coaches of all time, and won a recent national title with the Buckeyes.With Meyer gone, it shakes things up a lot, obviously.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Finnish marine engine builder Wärtsilä signed a deal to monitor and service the engines on board six new LNG carriers operated by Nigerian gas transportation company Bonny Gas Transport (BGT), a subsidiary of Nigeria LNG.Under the five-year maintenance agreement Wärtsilä will also deliver spare parts, as well as expertise for inspections and major service overhauls.The six LNG carriers are equipped with five Wärtsilä 50DF engines each and operate primarily on gas.Bonny Gas Transport will also have around the clock access to online operational and technical support, Wärtsilä said.“In addition to increasing the engine uptime, Bonny Gas Transport wanted to improve maintenance planning and operative cost control and this is something Wärtsilä can offer. With the continuous remote monitoring of the equipment and the dynamic maintenance planning concept, we can ensure optimal availability while minimising the risk of disruptions to operations,” says Simon Auseth, General Manager Business development, Marine Agreements, Wärtsilä.Nigeria LNG exports most of its cargo to the European Asian markets.last_img read more

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter is extending congratulations to the Cape Breton University Capers on winning the Atlantic University Sport men’s basketball Championship in Halifax on Sunday, March 3. The Capers defeated the Acadia Axemen 83-75 to secure the number two seed at the CIS championship in Ottawa this weekend. Acadia received a wild card entry. “As a long-time basketball player and fan, I applaud the effort of these student athletes who have worked so hard to reach this stage and put their universities in the national spotlight,” said Premier Dexter. “I know all Nova Scotians are proud, especially those fans in Sydney and Wolfville, and we will all be cheering loudly when the teams take to the court in Ottawa this weekend.” Both the Capers and Axemen will be in action on Friday, March 8.last_img read more

first_imgHow2Girl, iHeart radio host and DIY expert Courtney Sixx put her new role as an official ambassador to www.BrightPink.Org to good use this weekend when she partnered with CEO of www.MKGrayse.Com Kelly Gray in order to raise funds and awareness for breast and ovarian cancer.Nikki Sixx, Robin McGraw, Courtney Sixx and Grayse CEO Kelly GrayCredit/Copyright: Douglas DobsonAlmost 200 guests supported the event and shopped the pink collection which was specifically designed by Kelly Gray who will generously donate 20% of all sales to the charity.“When Courtney asked me to donate, there was no hesitation at all from me, it is such a great cause and we are honored to support it.” Said Gray.The cause is very special to Courtney as she recently experienced it first hand with a close family member.“Everyone has a passion or a connection to something that makes them want to get involved, give back and help make some changes,” she said. “I have a history of breast cancer in my family and when my step mom was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer and was given months to live our whole family was blindsided, heartbroken and scared to death. Now by the grace of god and the top doctors at Cedars- Sinai, my step-mom Leslie is in remission and slowly but surely getting her life back. I am beyond proud to be working with such a terrific organization as Bright Pink and will help get the message out there to raise funds in any way I can. Partnering with Grayse has been a terrific start.”Courtney’s husband, rock legend Nikki Sixx, was on hand to support his wife, as was Robin McGraw.Guests enjoyed donated wine from and speciality drinks by www.VeevLife.Com.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement A love for bags and accessories spurred the development of what would eventually come to be known as INZURI Co.Starting with the identification of the features and functions that would make an ideal piece, INZURI Co began to focus on the ones that were most important. Portability and luxury are the key underlying functions, that lead INZURI Co to pursue the development of a line of luggage and accessories .Taking from Swahili (Kenya’s official language) we settled on a word, that encapsulates the type of products that we intended to produce. The result?  “INZURI” – meaning stylish or good looking. PHILOSOPHYWith a focus on high quality materials and the best craftsmanship, INZURI Co set out to produce our premiere line. Taking guidance from our homeland of Kenya, we endeavored to identify methods and tools from within our environment that would assist with this process.Each item is made from 100% locally sourced quality materials that are naturally treated and lovingly crafted into the pieces found in our lines.Our craftsmen draw on years of experience to hand craft each item ensuring a firm attention to detail and material manipulation. Each item is meticulously thought through and created to provide a sense of luxury and function for its userOUR CREATIONCreating that ideal piece that transcends a single use is something that INZURI Co focuses on when developing the pieces that will eventually comprise our lines. INZURI Co set out to create items that would grow with the user, taking on their mark and enhancing their lifestyle.  INZURI Co products are fully hand crafted and feature only the finest materials.Focusing on creating pieces that will provide function over time means that the materials chosen should enhance themselves with age and use. Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

By Peer Viqar Ul AslamNew Delhi – Instagram has unveiled its application for Windows 10 users, more specifically Windows 10 tablet users, as their app already exists on Windows 10 Mobile. The application is also available for download for desktop and laptop users with limited functionality.  Instagram can now be downloaded on Windows 10 OS running PCs and Tablets, though the functionality is limited to preview, notifications ,and direct messaging on PCs for now. The new app was launched more specifically for Windows 10 tablets in an attempt to increase its user base. The tablet version has all the major features available, like uploading images and videos, editing, tagging, and external sharing.Instagram is reported to have 500 million active users per month, while Microsoft Windows 10 has reached more than 400 million users in 192 countries across the world up, from 200 million in January. Instagram’s new app for Windows 10 is an attempt to add this growing number of users to its active user base and further expand its reach on other platforms. However, Instagram is yet to launch an app for the iPad, forcing the Apple tablet users to use an un-optimized IPhone version of Instagram. With this expansion, we can expect that Instagram will soon expand to other platforms and operating systems.Instagram for Windows 10 PC and Tablet can be downloaded from the Windows App Store. read more

Rabat – On Friday, one week after a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that cost the lives of 50 people, the country will broadcast Friday’s call to prayer on national television in memory of the victims.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced: “There is a desire to show support to the Muslim community as they return to mosques, particularly on Friday.”There are also initiatives from women in New Zealand to wear headscarves to show support for the Muslim community.   Anna Thomas, who started the initiative called “Scarves in Solidarity,” said: “Just thought why don’t we all wear a scarf on Friday, a week on from this tragedy and walk alongside our Muslim sisters as a mark of respect.”Meanwhile, families of the victims have begun to bury their loved ones.Christchurch’s Al Noor Mosque will open its doors on Friday for the first time since the massacre.Read Also: New Zealand Parliament Honors Mosque Attack Victims with Qur’an VersesOn Tuesday, March 19, MPs in the New Zealand Parliament started their meeting with a recitation from the Qur’an by Imam Nizam ul haq Thanvi.During her speech at the parliamentary session, Arden expressed: “Our strength as a nation is our compassion and our welcoming of diversity. This will not change us … We [don’t] consider ourselves Christian or Muslim, Sikh or Jew, Maori or Pakeha, Chinese or Pacific Islander, Indian or any other ethnicity. Today and forever we are all New Zealanders.”“March 15, 2019, will forever remain etched in the memory of New Zealanders,” said Arden.In memoriam of the victims, many New Zealanders showed sympathy, mourned, visited mosques, and placed flowers on memorials.The main shooter, 28, was charged last Saturday with murder and will also receive further charges, according to prosecutors. read more

“We are working in good spirits and looking at all the elements that are necessary for us to examine,” Legal Counsel Hans Corell, who is leading the UN delegation, told reporters after this morning’s meeting at UN Headquarters in New York.The exploratory meetings began on Monday and were postponed yesterday at the request of the Cambodian delegation, which is led by Senior Minister Sok An, head of the country’s Council of Ministers. They are scheduled to restart tomorrow morning.The talks are aimed at preparing for the resumption of negotiations to conclude an agreement on the establishment of Extraordinary Chambers within the judicial system of Cambodia to deal with the prosecution of crimes committed during the period of Democratic Kampuchea.Last month, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution asking Secretary-General Kofi Annan to resume negotiations with Cambodia in an effort to reach agreement on a special court. The Secretary-General had decided in February 2002 to break off discussions following five years of fruitless talks. read more

According to the negotiated plea agreement between Predrag Banovic and the Office of the Prosecutor for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Mr. Banovic would agree to plead guilty to count one of the consolidated indictment for persecutions in exchange for the dismissal of the remaining four charges. Mr. Banovic and his twin brother, Nenad, were arrested in November 2001 in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. They were accused of participating in the abuse, beating, torture and killing of detainees in Keraterm camp, where they regularly performed guard duties. “Severe beatings, torture, killings, sexual assault, and other forms of physical and psychological abuse were commonplace at Keraterm camp,” the indictment said. “The camp guards and others who came to the camps used all types of weapons and instruments to beat and otherwise physically abuse the detainees.” At a minimum, hundreds of detainees, whose identities were known and unknown, did not survive. Mr. Banovic was originally charged with 13 counts of crimes against humanity, including persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds, inhumane acts, murder and torture, as well as 12 counts of violations of the laws or customs of war, including outrages upon personal dignity, murder, torture and cruel treatment. read more

“The Secretary-General reiterates his appeal to all concerned to show the utmost restraint in these difficult circumstances,” a statement issued by his spokesman said. “The Secretary-General has made clear his position that force should always be a last resort. The United Nations is dedicated to the principle of the peaceful settlement of disputes.”It added that Mr. Annan continued to attach great importance to the establishment of the widest possible consensus among Iraqis in support of a peaceful political transition.”The United Nations remains committed to doing everything possible to assist the Iraqi people to that end, and stands ready to extend its facilitating role in helping to resolve the current crisis, if this would be helpful,” the statement declared.It said Mr. Annan was “deeply saddened” by the violence and “especially concerned” about reports on the condition of Said Moqtada Al-Sadr – a Shiite Muslim cleric leading his militia in the fight against United States and Iraqi interim Government forces in Najaf, who was wounded according to some reports.”The Secretary-General believes that all of us want to see Iraq become a civil society, based on the rule of law. The dismantling of all militias would be an important step in that direction,” it concluded. read more

Eleven researchers have been named new fellows and professional affiliates of the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI).The new designates will advance grape and wine research programs and increase CCOVI‘s critical mass of researchers focused on the grape and wine sector. Through the fellows and professional affiliates designation, researchers can share knowledge and collectively advance research of the industry.The researchers bring expertise in science, social science, business and law both from academia and the private sector. Six of the newcomers are scientists from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC) in Summerland, B.C.New fellows:Lester Kwong, assistant professor, Economics, BrockAnnette Nassuth, associate professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of GuelphMichael Ripmeester, chair and professor, Geography, BrockNarongsak (Tek) Thongpapanl, associate professor, Marketing, International Business and Strategy, BrockNew professional affiliates:Carl Bogdanoff, viticulture biologist, PARCMargaret Cliff, research scientist, PARCTom Lowery, research scientist, PARC, Summerland, BCAlexandra Mayeski, lawyer, Heenan Blaikie LLP, TorontoGerry Neilsen, research scientist, PARCDaniel O’Gorman, research biologist, PARCKevin Usher, research scientist, PARCThe following have renewed their affiliation:Pat Bowen (professional affiliate), research scientist, PARCLinda Bramble (professional affiliate), wine writer, author, educator, St. CatharinesRalph Brown (fellow), professor, School of Engineering, University of GuelphRonald Jackson (professional affiliate), wine writer, author, Le Bic, QCKarl Kaiser (professional affiliate), co-founder of Inniskillin Wines, winemaker, consultant, Niagara-on-the-LakeCCOVI has more than 30 fellows and professional affiliates that present their findings at public seminars and workshops throughout the year. read more

first_img Sunday 18 Feb 2018, 12:25 PM Feb 18th 2018, 12:25 PM Share125 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article WATCH: Survivor ‘calls BS’ on Trump’s response to mass shooting at Florida school The US President has criticised the FBI for failing to heed signs which could have prevented the shooting. Short URLcenter_img Source: CNN/YouTube“The question on whether or not people should be allowed to own an automatic weapon is not a political one. It is question of life or death and it needs to stop being a question of politics,” Gonzalez told AFP following her speech.In Washington DC, the political response has made clear that the powerful NRA pro-gun lobby remains formidable, while Trump himself suggested the root cause of mass shootings was a crisis of mental health — making no mention of gun control.“If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy and … how nothing is going to be done about it, I’m going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association,” Gonzalez said in her impassioned address.“It doesn’t matter because I already know. Thirty million,” she said, citing the sum spent by the NRA to support Trump’s election bid and defeat Hillary Clinton.She then ran through a list of the pro-gun lobby’s talking points — for example, that “a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun”, that no law could ever stop a madman intent on killing — answering each argument with “We call BS.”The young woman’s powerful address immediately went viral, with her name a top trending topic on Twitter.Missed warnings In addition to the FBI’s missteps, Cruz was also known to local police after his mother repeatedly reported him for violent outbursts.Meanwhile, records obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel show authorities investigated Cruz in 2016 after he cut his arms on messaging app Snapchat and threatened to buy a gun.The newspaper, citing Department of Children and Family Services documents, said the investigation came four days after Cruz turned 18 — legally an adult and thus able to buy a firearm.Investigators said there were “some implications” for the teenager’s safety, but concluded that his “final level of risk is low as (he) resides with his mother, attends school and receives counseling” as an outpatient at a mental health centre, the Sun Sentinel said.Cruz later passed a background check, allowing him in February 2017 to buy the AR-15 rifle used in the massacre.- © AFP 2018 Read: Trump promises to tackle mental health, as he condemns Florida shooting as act of ‘evil’Read: Russian Foreign Minister dismisses US election meddling probe as ‘blabber’ US President Donald Trump Source: Ting Shen/Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesUS PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has said the FBI was so caught up in the Russia probe that it failed to heed signs which could have prevented a mass shooting at a school in Florida.His comments come as he faces criticism from survivors of the attack over his ties to the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA), and after several thousand people attended a rally to demand urgent action on gun control.“Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable,” he wrote on Twitter.“They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!” Source: realDonaldTrump/TwitterUS authorities have come under mounting scrutiny for failing to act on a series of warning signs ahead of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in which 17 people were killed.The FBI admitted on Friday that it had received a warning in January from a tipster who said the gunman Nikolas Cruz could be planning a mass shooting, but that agents failed to follow up.Gun control The attack, the 18th school shooting this year alone, has also renewed calls for greater gun control with several survivors leading the charge.One of them, 18-year-old Emma Gonzalez delivered a fiery address to a crowd of students, parents and residents in Fort Lauderdale.“To every politician taking donations from the NRA, shame on you!” she said, assailing Trump over the multi-million dollar support his campaign received from the gun lobby. The crowd chanted in turn: “Shame on you!”“We are going to be the last mass shooting … We are going to change the law,” she vowed, criticising the fact 19-year-old Cruz was able to legally buy a semi-automatic firearm despite a history of troubling and violent behaviour. 33,278 Views By AFP 88 Comments last_img read more

first_img Jun 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article MANY PARENTS WHO have enjoyed raising their families may well have encountered a time when their child invented an imaginary friend. This is certainly not unusual and is widely regarded as a routine part of normal childhood development.In Ireland however, and more generally, our children experience another, altogether different phenomenon, as they are now regularly accompanied by the omnipresence of alcohol brands.Every day, our children must navigate their daily routine through avenues of alcohol advertising and promotion; their bus stops tell them to dream big, the bus is often wrapped in some humorous spin. When finished homework, their television viewing is bombarded with the thrills and spills of life with alcohol.Trying to watch live sports, without being hit by some alcohol fuelled fantasy, is practically impossible. And that’s before they ever touch their phones or tablets.Brands targeting the youngBut perhaps all this is an unintended consequence? It is often said that half the money spent on advertising is wasted; the trouble is which half. Is it coincidental that alcohol brands increasingly are connected to the passions and values of youth culture?When I sit to watch a match with my son, we will not be alone. Usually, we will have some alcohol brand there too. They too support our team; they too want to be part of our experience, share every moment of drama, every memory.Of course, the alcohol brands are not interested in me, they will have long recognised that at this stage in my life, my brand loyalties are solid. But my eleven-year old son, well now that is rich territory.It is now well established beyond all reasonable doubt that alcohol marketing does influence drink behaviour. In Ireland, last year over €50m was spend on advertising alcohol brands alone.Marketing does influence our behaviourA series of systematic reviews demonstrate that alcohol marketing encourages children to drink at an earlier age and in greater quantities than they otherwise would. The longitudinal study conducted by the Committee of the European Alcohol and Health Forum concluded that: “alcohol marketing, including advertising, sponsorship and other forms of promotion, increases the likelihood that adolescents will start to use alcohol, and drink more if they are already using alcohol.”Inexcusably, sixty thousand children are going to commence their drinking careers in Ireland this year. The recently published Health Behaviour Survey of Children, while reflecting a welcome downward trend, reports that over 40% of 15-17 years old child reported having been drunk.As adults who preside over this country, we ensure that they are acutely alcohol brand aware by maintaining the status quo of industry led, self-regulation on advertising and marketing of alcohol brands.The fugly side of alcoholAlcohol is arguably contributing to almost every important societal ill in Ireland. The annual cost of alcohol-related illness and harm to the Irish exchequer is €1.5bn, that is 3% of all public current expenditure; €2.35bn, assessing a wider set of cost implications to other aspects of impact to current public expenditure in Justice, Children, Social Protection.Every day, while three people will die from alcohol related illnesses, 1,500 beds in our hospitals are occupied by patients with alcohol related problems. Alcohol is a related factor in half of all suicides. An estimated 283,866 work days were lost to alcohol related absenteeism in 2016.Most recently, Dr Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, post publication of his audit into Child Protection, commented that his report: “demonstrates is how corrosive alcohol is, and what we see is that the biggest challenge facing society is the adverse consequences for the welfare of many children posed by alcohol.”Legislators have the opportunity to actFor over 500 days the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill – a progressive piece of legislation designed to significantly and positively alter Ireland’s harmful relationship with alcohol – has languished in the Oireachtas and faced inordinate delay.The Bill contains a range of measures designed to work together to reduce alcohol consumption in Ireland, so reducing alcohol related harm. It will protect children, families and communities from alcohol related harms and create an environment that supports a low risk approach to individual consumption.It will address excessive consumption by establishing robust regulation on price, labelling, marketing and availability of alcohol products.Specifically, the Bill contains a modest set of regulations on alcohol product marketing including the future content of advertisements, prohibition on advertising in certain places and restriction during certain events, which will establish a much needed, robust statutory regime.Additionally, at an EU level, a revised AudioVisual Media Services Directive is making its way through the European labyrinth of approval and will shortly be debated in the Parliament.Our legislators, those who we elect to govern and protect the citizenry, have a historic opportunity to act in a positive manner and make a real impact on the futures of our children by enacting this legislation. We now know the impact of decades of denial. We can have another decade of inertia or we can choose to lead. For the sake of our children, I believe we should do the latter.Dr Bobby Smyth is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, working full time with adolescents who have substance use problems for the past 14 years. He is also a Clinical Senior Lecturer with the Department of Public Health and Primary Care in Trinity College Dublin. He has been involved in research for 20 years and has published over 60 scientific papers in the field of addiction. Although he was never a particularly talented sportsman, he remains a keen follower of soccer and rugby in particular. He has two young sons, aged 10 and 12 years.Teen mental health: ‘The first time I was admitted, albeit voluntarily, I was absolutely terrified’>‘Does our Housing Minister know how many homes are at risk of rapid fire spread?’> Short URL Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist ‘Our children’s television viewing is bombarded by the thrills and spills of alcohol’ Our legislators need to take action and alter our harmful relationship with alcohol, writes Dr Bobby Smyth. 6,897 Views Dr Bobby Smyth Friday 23 Jun 2017, 6:30 AM Share219 Tweet Email1 30 Comments By Dr Bobby Smythlast_img read more

first_imgA Sydney Greek woman who won $6 million on lotto six months after splitting from her husband of 20 years has fought off his court bid to claim half.The lucky gambler – who bought the winning ticket using her sister’s playing card with their late dad’s lucky word on it – pocketed $5 million and gave her sibling $1 million. The man has lost his legal bid for a share of his ex-wife’s $6 million lotto win after an appeal court found the ticket was bought when the pair were leading separate lives.In the second round of a court battle stretching over more than two years, a three-judge bench of the Family Court this month rejected the man’s claim to a share of the spoils.The couple, who have been given the pseudonyms of Mr and Mrs Eufrosin to protect their identities, were married for 20 years before they separated in July 2008.The woman started buying weekly lotto tickets before the marriage and bought the winning ticket six months after the separation, while she was on a holiday.She gave her sister $1 million because they had discussed sharing any win and her sister had given her money each week.A single judge of the Family Court rejected Mr Eufrosin’s claim of a share of her $5 million portion of the winnings in May last year.The court heard the woman had been particularly worried about her future after the split with her husband in 2008, and her sister had started giving her $20 or $50 a week to help her financially.The woman and her sister discussed their late father, who’d regularly bought gambling tickets, which he named his ‘tihi’, Greek for ‘luck’.The sister had a player’s card with the word on it, and urged the ex-wife to use it each week, promising to give her some money toward the cost.Justice Stevenson concluded that Mr Eufrosin had made “no contribution” to the money his wife used to buy the winning ticket in early 2009.Mr Eufrosin appealed against the decision to the full bench of the Family Court.The three-judge bench – Justices Stephen Thackray, Peter Murphy and Murray Aldridge – dismissed his appeal.They ordered the husband to pay the wife’s costs. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek university committee of forestry and safety engineering experts presented their report regarding fires in Greece.Created following the tragic July 23 wildfire that swept through the coastal resort of Mati that claimed 100 lives, the panel of experts found that Greece is “excessively dependent on aerial fire-fighting and suffers from lack of coordination.” Cooperation was particularly lacking between the fire brigade and forestry service.The panel found that 45 authorities would need to be coordinated in a common framework for Greece to be more efficient in dealing with emergencies. The report found that the problem caused by fires would increase without the proper management. Furthermore, the millions of euros spent on fire-fighting equipment were not found to be effective enough to eliminate the dangers of fires. July’s disaster showed a lack of organisation and waste of time due to infighting between the police and fire brigade. Local residents had received no warning and, instead of being diverted from the fire zone, many drivers had mistakenly been sent into it.The report found that greater efficiency rather than more equipment is needed in order to have the optimum response and reduce dangers caused by wildfires.The panel of experts from leading universities of Greece had been created at the initiative of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras following the devastating fires last July.last_img read more

first_imgDuring this year’s election season, candidates running for office in Clark County have eagerly denounced Oregon’s plan to enact tolls, or “value pricing,” on stretches of Interstate 5 that would ensnare Southwest Washington commuters.In a Tuesday interview with The Columbian’s Editorial Board, candidate Kathy Gillespie said she doesn’t want to use the word “threat” to describe her response to Oregon’s plans if elected to a state House of Representatives seat.“As a legislator, I would say, ‘Tell me more’ and really try and understand where (Oregon is) coming from, and determine what hammer Washington can bring to the discussion,” said Gillespie, a Democrat and former Vancouver school board member who is making her second run for an 18th Legislative District House seat.Gillespie said Washington needs to negotiate and that she’d try to get the “best deal” for her constituents. She said that she would consider “a few possible consequences” for Oregon, such as altering the sales-tax exemption Oregon residents get.Larry Hoff, a retired credit union executive who is running as a Republican, pushed back on the idea, saying it would hurt small businesses.last_img read more

first_img Updated: 1:03 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — California is the nationwide leader when it comes to medical marijuana. Voters approved it more than 20-years ago. Yet, there is still a stigma among millions of people, even here in California.“The old stereotype of ripping bong hits and running for the potato chips is a thing of the past,” said Kalena Pinuelas of MJ Tours California. “I have PTSD from the military and tried all kinds of things, Antidepressants, anti-anxiety, but they have all been replaced by cannabis products.”She believes in medical benefits so much, she started a company to let everyone else know.MJ Tours is like a party bus, only not. Instead of Cheech and Chong, this is more like Geeks and Scientists.“This tour will open people’s eyes. It’s not like Reefer Madness. This is real science for people who have real medical problems,” said Ed Shafer of Dana Point. “I have trouble sleeping, anxiety. I’ve tried pills for years, but they’ve been replaced by cannabis.”Shafer has a lot of company. Once people get past the stigma of marijuana, it changes lives.“I used to take all kinds of pills, pain pills, opiates. No more. Now I just smoke a little before bed, it’s replaced all the pills in my medicine cabinet,” Shafer said.Even though it’s been legal for 20-years, the testing has reached all-time highs, no pun intended.“Testing is moving at lightning speed,” said Josh Swider of INFINITE-CAL Laboratories. “We test for everything from pesticides to THC content, to CBD content.”Now, everything you see in a pot shop is tested and verified, from seed to sale.They call it “track and trace.” Come July, every single product will be tested and retested before it hits the store shelves. Medical marijuana: Separating fact from fiction Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 21, 2018center_img Posted: May 21, 2018 Dan Plante, Dan Plante last_img read more

first_img“We take the order, make it first and sometimes, we actually have to mail them out or meet them at a specific place,” Carlos said.“He loves the fact that he gets to connect with people, he gets to go and deliver them himself, he gets to see how happy his clients are with his pieces, so he really enjoys that,” Andrade said.Carlos said that once he makes a design, he never repeats it.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. CUTLER BAY, FLA. (WSVN) – A 12-year-old boy with autism is creating his own business: designing jewelry out of LEGOs.“It’s showed him a lot of what he can do and his potential, and it’s opened doors for him. That’s what I love to see,” said Milagros Mercado, the mother of Carlos Andrade.Carlos is making a name for himself by creating jewelry out of the colorful plastic bricks. “I actually made this for my mom’s anniversary. Actually, it was Mother’s Day,” Carlos said.Carlos, who is on the autism spectrum, has been making LEGO jewelry for about three years. His mother introduced him to the idea in hopes that it would be a good outlet for him.“He was having a rough time in school,” the elder Andrade said. “It was very difficult for him at the time, so I was trying to find something that would motivate him again and raise his self-esteem.”“Well, she showed me LEGO jewelry and she inspired me to actually do LEGO jewelry,” Carlos said.Carlos does more than just make the jewelry, he sells it as well. He has been making more pieces since his family moved back to South Florida, recently selling 20 necklaces through Facebook. last_img read more