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Janmashtami celebrations begin at Mumbais Krishna temples

first_imgMumbai, Aug 24 (PTI) The three-day celebrations of Janmashtami to mark birth of Lord Krishna began today in temples with religious fervour and tradition.The famous temple of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at Girgaum Chowpatty here offered 5,243-fruit bhoga in a unique way to mark the occasion.The number 5,243 corresponds with the number of years the God appeared on the earth, ISKCONs spiritual leader Radhanath Swami Maharaj said in a statement here.A maha aarti was performed this morning and distribution of 5,243 fruits commenced, ISKCON spokesperson Lucky Kulkarni said.”There will be maha aarti and maha abhishek of Lord Krishna at midnight on August 25 where 1,008 bhogas will be offered which will include variety of sweets, cooked vegetables, juices, rice and a variety of other dishes,” he said, adding the celebrations will continue till August 26.The Girgaum ISKCON temple on its premises has made a replica of Tompkins Square Park of New York where ISKCON founder Acharya Shri A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Shrila Prabhupada started discourse during his stay in USA in 1965.The dresses of Radha and Krishna this year are designed with the opulent gold hand-embroidered zardosi (sewing with gold string) on pure silken velvets in royal colours.Quoting scriptures, Radhanath Swami claimed that 5,243 years ago on Janmashtami, the Lord appeared on the earth at midnight. It also has a deeper significance, he said, as midnight is the time of maximum darkness and from the moment the Lord appeared the darkness started diminishing.”Similarly our heart is dark being afflicted by multiple anxieties and miseries. But in the darkest hour of our life, when we turn to the Lord and he appears in our heart, all the darkness recedes and the light of eternal hope starts streaming in,” he said.advertisementAnother ISKCON temple at Juhu is expecting five lakh devotees.Noted designer Rohit Verma has prepared the deitys dress in off-white and gold, according to temple spokesperson.Besides, the famous Shree Krishna temple near Andheri Sports Complex has organised a special pooja at midnight tonight to mark the birthday celebrations of Lord Krishna.Another Krishna temple at Wadala has also planned colourful Janmashtami celebrations during the next two days in which thousands of people are expected to visit for darshan of Lord Krishna. PTI SVS GK TIR RYSlast_img read more

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Gonzalez confirms intention to play for Mexico

first_imgMexico Jonathan Gonzalez confirms intention to represent Mexico national team Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 08:34 1/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Jonathan Gonzalez Monterrey JULIO AGUILAR/AFP/Getty Images Mexico United States The 18-year-old midfielder represented the U.S. at the youth level but is now set to play for El Tri The documents are yet to be sent, but Mexican-American midfielder Jonathan Gonzalez has confirmed his intention to file a one-time switch with FIFA and represent the Mexico national team.Gonzalez had played for the U.S. at the U-20 and U-17 levels but has not worn the Stars and Stripes since his breakout Apertura with Monterrey that saw him earn a starting role in the middle of Rayados’ midfield in a season that saw them make Liga MX final after finishing first in the regular-season table.U.S. Soccer sources confirmed to Goal that they had received notification of Gonzalez’s intention to file a change of associations – one of the first stages of the process of going through FIFA’s one-time switch. And while Mexico’s director of national teams Dennis te Kloese said Monday that nothing is official and the paperwork has not yet been sent, it seems like only a matter of time until Gonzalez is representing El Tri. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “If they’ll consider me, I’m deciding to defend the colors of this country. It would be an honor,” Gonzalez tweeted in reply to Monterrey’s official account.Si me consideran, estoy decidido a defender los colores de este país. Sería un honor — Jona (@jgonzalezz25) January 8, 2018Gonzalez already had been welcomed by his current club and seemingly future national teammate Cesar Montes. The center back sent a one-word greeting to Gonzalez on Twitter.Welcome  @jgonzalezz25 !!— Cesar Montes (@CJasib) January 8, 2018Despite a frustrating defeat in the second leg of the Liga MX final, the 18-year-old has picked up where he left off in his first season as a regular. Gonzalez helped Rayados to a Copa MX final win just before Christmas and fight to a 1-1 draw in Saturday’s season opener against Morelia.When the switch officially is filed, it will be a race against the clock to see if Gonzalez will be ruled eligible by FIFA before a Jan. 31 friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina. With Gonzalez far from a lock to get a spot on Mexico’s World Cup roster, playing in one of El Tri’s final matches before manager Juan Carlos Osorio names his squad could be critical to his chances. While Gonzalez earned a spot on several Liga MX Best XIs, he’s untested against international competition and has also yet to be seen playing outside Monterrey’s unique system.last_img read more

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GREY & SILVER: Man of Steel Accessories

first_img You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul Editors’ Recommendations Dive In Feet First With the Best Rubber Boots for Men With blue appearing to dominate the fast approaching Spring skies, grey clouds seem to have influenced men’s accessories in a major way. GBXWhat is it about grey shoes? Make that, a grey French wool shoe with contrasting laces. With great texture and matching soles, the ‘Brasser’ is made for misadventure.  Dressed-up or dressed down, it’s a perfect choice.TIFFANY & CO.The Metropolis Ring from Tiffany & Co. definitely strikes a modern chord in sterling silver.  Inspired by the deco architecture of buildings around New York City, this takes the silver and grey, and gives it an edge.BAUME & MERCIERWith its refined design and timeless appeal, The Hampton Collection was inspired by a piece from the 1940’s.  It blends a distinctive rectangular vintage case shape with architectural lines, and is made of stainless steel.COACHThe New Crosby Business Tote with it’s Italian pebbled grey leather exterior is trimmed with premium bridle leather. The interior is lined with ticking stripe fabric. Heritage details like riveted strap anchors and custom silver hardware, add refinement and durability, with a cross body strap. Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordablelast_img read more

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Theresa May Awards Outstanding Young UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

first_imgBritish Prime Minister Theresa May has recognised Muzoon Almellehan, from Newcastle, for supporting children uprooted by conflict to access education.Muzoon became the youngest ever UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador last year at 19 and is the first person with official refugee status to take on the role. She has been campaigning for children’s education in emergencies since she was forced to flee Syria in 2013 with her family.Muzoon started her campaigning in Jordan, where she was living as a refugee in camps for three years, including 18 months in Za’atari. As part of a Unicef-supported back-to-school campaign, Muzoon advocated for more girls to go to school and went from tent to tent speaking with parents of children who were at risk of child marriage or early labour. Over the next two and a half years she became synonymous with standing up for the rights of children, particularly girls, to stay in school and accompanied Malala Yousafzai on two visits to the camp.Muzoon offers a powerful, credible, authentic voice on education in emergencies and has travelled with Unicef to Chad and back to Jordan to promote understanding of the challenges children affected by conflict face in accessing education.Muzoon is the latest recipient of the Points of Light award, which recognises outstanding volunteers who are making a change in their community and inspiring others. Each day, someone, somewhere in the country is selected to receive the award to celebrate their remarkable achievements.In a personal letter to Muzoon, Prime Minister Theresa May said: “Your work advocating for the education of the world’s most vulnerable child refugees is truly inspiring. As the youngest ever Unicef Goodwill Ambassador you are changing lives for the better, preventing child marriages and supporting young people uprooted by conflict to be able to go to school.”Muzoon Almellehan, Unicef Goodwill Ambassador said: “Thank you so much to the Prime Minister for this award and for recognising the importance of helping children affected by conflict get access to quality education. We must all raise our voices on behalf of these children who have been silenced for too long – and who simply hope to have a safer and better future.”Mike Penrose, Unicef UK Executive Director said: “Muzoon is a shining example to us all, so it is very fitting that she has been recognised with the Points of Light award by the Prime Minister. This acknowledgment reaffirms our country’s commitment to supporting the education of children who have been affected by conflict around the world.”Muzoon is the 966th winner of the Points of Light award, which has been developed in partnership with the hugely successful Points of Light programme in the USA. Over 6,000 Points of Light have been awarded in the USA, and former Presidents have publicly supported the partnership with Points of Light UK. There is a similar cross-party approach to the UK programme and MPs from different parties often present their constituents with their Points of Light awards.Regardless of whether it’s a doctor restoring local monuments in her free time, a father teaching young people life skills, or a local musician giving a voice to lonely people, the Points of Light award honours shining examples of volunteering across the UK.last_img read more

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Alberta RCMP on lookout for suspect in death of woman on Bigstone

first_imgChris StewartAPTN National NewsRCMP in Alberta is asking for the public’s help in the search for Dwayne Beauregard, 20, who is a suspect in the death of Joelle Cardinal, 21.According to the police, an incident was witnessed by a number of people Monday morning at a residence in Bigstone Cree Nation, 325 km north of Edmonton.Police say Beauregard is 5’10 and 170 lbs. He has a tattoo on his left forearm that says “Arissa Love,” and a cross on his right forearm.Police are advising people not to confront him but instead to dial 911.Contact Chris here: cstewart@aptn.calast_img read more

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Dutch farmers to tourists Dont trample our tulips

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch farmers have a message for tourists: Please don’t trample upon our tulips.Bulb fields close to the Netherlands’ North Sea coast are a major tourist drawcard each spring as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other flowers bloom and transform the region into a patchwork of vibrant colours that provide the backdrop for many a holiday snap or Instagram post.The visitors however increasingly are walking into fields, damaging flowers and the bulbs so new signs are urging tourists to enjoy the view but to stay out of the fields.One of the new banners, with the text “Enjoy the flowers, respect our pride,” was placed next to a field Wednesday, but did not deter a visitor from walking into the field to snap a photo.The Associated Press read more

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Annan outlines new UN support mission following East Timors independence

In a report to the Security Council released today at UN Headquarters in New York, the Secretary-General proposes the creation of a UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET) to succeed the current UN Transitional Administration (UNTAET), which will conclude its mandate on 20 May when the territory declares its independence.Outlining UNMISET’s mandate and structure, the Secretary-General says the new Mission will focus on the key areas of stability, democracy and justice; internal security and law enforcement; and external security and border control.To enable UNMISET to provide crucial assistance for the stability of East Timor and the viability of its emergent public administration, Mr. Annan proposes that international experts in a “Civilian Support Group” be assigned to aid their Timorese counterparts in about 100 core functions of government administration as well as the conduct of serious crimes investigations and proceedings.Meanwhile, the development of a law enforcement agency in East Timor, operating in accordance with international human rights standards, will involve providing executive policing after independence, and support for the development of the East Timor Police Service through “training, co-location and the timely and coordinated handover of responsibilities,” Mr. Annan says.As for the maintenance of external and internal security, the Secretary-General writes that the UN military component will continue to ensure the country’s territorial integrity while gradually downsizing and turning over full responsibility to the East Timor Defence Force in June 2004. The Mission will also help in the development of border security and control.”The UNMISET mandate implementation plan establishes milestones that will allow the Security Council to monitor the achievement of the mission’s goals,” the Secretary-General observes. “The objectives are realistic and achievable, but they cannot be realized by UNMISET alone. Member States that are in a position to lend the necessary support, and have the means to do so, should demonstrate their continued commitment to this cause.” read more

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Police Bus goes off Arizona highway after passenger goes berserk attacks driver

by Paul Davenport And Terry Tang, The Associated Press Posted Jan 23, 2014 12:54 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Police: Bus goes off Arizona highway after passenger goes ‘berserk,’ attacks driver; 24 hurt PHOENIX – A passenger on a Greyhound bus travelling through Arizona “went berserk” and attacked the driver early Thursday, causing the bus to swerve violently and go off the highway before other passengers subdued him, witnesses and authorities said.People were thrown from their seats after the California man, who reportedly was hallucinating, screamed “Everybody’s going to die,” grabbed the wheel and pummeled the driver. More than half of the roughly 40 passengers were hurt, including three who were airlifted to a Phoenix hospital.“Everybody is jumping and flying and screaming,” passenger Susana Ordinola, 48, of San Bernardino, Calif., said of the ordeal.When the Dallas-bound bus finally stopped, the 25-year-old man and a female companion got off and ran into the desert, only to return about a half-hour later. Some passengers cursed and threw rocks at the man before paramedics stopped them.The bus was heading east from Los Angeles on Interstate 10 when then the attack happened shortly before 2 a.m. near the community of Tonopah, about 50 miles west of Phoenix, authorities said. The speed limit in the area is 75 mph.The man “basically went berserk in the bus and grabbed control of vehicle,” Harquahala Fire District Chief Dan Caudle told KPHO-TV.The bus crossed the highway median but came to a stop before entering westbound traffic when other passengers restrained the man, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.“The passengers descended on him,” DPS spokesman Bart Graves told The Associated Press.The bus remained upright, and none of the 24 people taken to hospitals had life-threatening injuries, the agency said.Three were airlifted to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, but a hospital spokeswoman said one of them has been released. Fifteen people were taken to West Valley Hospital locations in Goodyear and Buckeye. Officials say five of those 15 ended up being admitted.The driver “did a good job of maintaining control” before the bus came to a stop in the median, where there were numerous rocks and bushes, Caudle told the station.The injuries included a broken sternum suffered by one passenger who helped restrain the attacker, said Officer Carrick Cook, another DPS spokesman.The Department of Public Safety identified the attacker as Maquel Donyel Morris, of Los Angeles.Ordinola described the experience while waiting for a bus back to California. She said she heard other passengers complain to the driver about Morris during a stop in Blythe, Calif. She then saw the driver talk to him.After the bus entered Arizona, the man suddenly ran toward the driver, Ordinola said. “He screamed, ‘Everybody’s going to die.’”Ordinola said she was sitting right behind the driver and saw Morris grab the steering wheel. The bus started swerving, and people were thrown from their seats. When it came to a stop, Ordinola saw people bleeding and screaming in pain.Morris and a female companion then got off the bus and ran into the desert, the DPS said.When other passengers saw Morris coming back, they started cursing at him and yelling “That’s the guy,” Ordinola said. Some threw rocks at him.According to Ordinola, Morris’ companion tried to shield him before paramedics stepped in.Graves said Morris reportedly was hallucinating and indicated he wanted to get off the bus. He was arrested at the scene and taken to a hospital for a drug-induced condition, Graves said.Morris likely faces numerous counts of endangerment, assault and aggravated assault, the DPS said. He does not yet have an attorney.Greyhound spokeswoman Alexandra Pedrini said the bus was carrying 41 passengers, plus the driver. However, DPS counted 46 passengers.A relief bus was sent to the accident scene to take the nearly 20 uninjured passengers to Phoenix so they could continue to their destinations, she said.Ordinola, who had pain in her knees and a rib, was treated at a Phoenix hospital.“I just want to go home,” she said.A similar accident involving a Greyhound bus occurred in Casa Grande in 2001. That bus, which also originated in Los Angeles, rolled onto its side after a male passenger allegedly grabbed the steering wheel from the driver. The wreck left 33 people injured. read more

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Tiger Woods Invests 4 Million To Keep Tournament Afloat

Tiger Woods confirmed Saturday at Sherwood Country Club that he contributed $4 million to what he called “bridged the gap” that was needed to help the World Challenge presented by Northwestern Mutual meet its operating costs.“I’m not going to tell you the exact amount, but it’s a good number,” Woods said in an interview after shooting a third-round 69 that put him five strokes back of tournament leader Graeme McDowell. But the Associated Press reported the figure at $4 million.“What’s important is that if it wasn’t for this tournament, we wouldn’t have the success with the (Tiger Woods) foundation,” Wood said. “The Learning Center (in nearby Orange County) would not have happened. We wouldn’t have gained the awareness that we have now.“There have been so many kids that we have helped, just because of this event. It’s important to me, to the foundation. This is what got us on the map.”This tournament began in 1999, and was inspired in part by Woods’ late father, Earl. Although he now has an affiliation with the AT&T National in Washington, D.C., and the Deutsche Bank Championship near Boston, this is the tournament that Woods holds dear, said his agent, Mark Steinberg.“He started this one with his father,” Steinberg said. “And he didn’t want to see the foundation take a hit in order to stage the tournament.”Since its inception, the World Challenge has raised more than $25 million for the foundation. It helped Woods start his Learning Center — to which he contributed the first $5 million — as well as other endeavors in other parts of the country.Woods has been contributing his prize money from the World Challenge, the AT&T National and the Deutsche Bank Championship to the foundation. He won the World Challenge last year and the AT&T over the summer, victories that were worth more than $1 million each. He’s contributed more than $14 million of his prize money alone over the years.“It’s kind of a running joke with the foundation,” Woods said. “You better win the tournament because we’re kind of counting on this amount of donation. So it’s fun.”Steinberg said a potential title sponsor fell through in the fall, leaving event organizers in a tough spot.The tournament would have been forced to dip into reserve funds or possibly not be played if it were not for Woods’ support. And while the proceeds from the event are helpful, Woods said the exposure it brings to his charitable causes are also reasons for wanting to keep it going.“It’s both, fundraising and awareness,” he said. “This provides us a platform to show people how we are helping kids. This is where it all started. We are a foundation, yes, but people really didn’t understand what we were trying to do. Once we built the Learning Center, because of this event, that allowed us to do that.” read more

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CARICOM Mexico to strengthen ties in disaster risk management

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWhat unites us is stronger than what could isolate and divide us – Outgoing Chairman tells 39th CARICOM SummitJuly 6, 2018In “latest news”CARICOM nationals urged to apply for scholarships on international disaster responseJune 26, 2018In “latest news”Mexican Ambassador accreditedApril 28, 2015In “Politics” (CMC) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Mexico have agreed to strengthen cooperation in disaster risk management.The agreement forms part of a Joint Declaration issued at the end of the Fourth CARICOM-Mexico Summit held in Belize on Wednesday under the joint chairmanship of CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada and the President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto.The Mexico-CARICOM Strategy for Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management will have three main lines of work.The strategy, will strengthen initiatives already in place; promote cooperation in training and the exchange of best practices in a range of relevant areas such as early warning, awareness raising, emergency response, rehabilitation of physical and telecommunications infrastructure, risk transfer and public private partnerships for disaster response and reconstruction; and it will promote joint action in multilateral fora while also mobilising international support to strengthen the Caribbean’s institutional capabilities for disaster risk management.The international support will cover economic issues such as use of GDP per capita to graduate CARICOM member states from concessionary financing, and preventing de-risking measures.Last month, Mexico suffered two major earthquakes which killed hundreds and caused widespread damage, while several CARICOM countries took direct hits from two category five hurricanes, Irma and Maria, which caused a number of deaths and billions of dollars in damage.Wednesday’s summit approved the seventh Mexico-CARICOM Technical Cooperation Programme (2017-2019) which establishes a new paradigm for cooperation.In addition to disaster risk management and recovery, the programme will also cover trade and investment, health, Statistics and ICT, in line with the CARICOM Strategic Plan 2015-2019 and the global development agenda.The meeting also welcomed the offer by Mexico of 150 scholarships for training Caribbean teachers of Spanish as a second language which should further strengthen communication between the two sides.Meanwhile, CARICOM, with support from the United Nations, is organising a donor conference to mobilise international support for the post hurricane recovery effort.CARICOM and Mexico have agreed to collaborate to ensure the success of the conference to be held at UN Headquarters in New York on November 21. read more

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Heres What Happened Today Tuesday

first_img By Gráinne Ní Aodha NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND The launch of the Metrolink today. Source: Sam Boal https://jrnl.ie/4562330 A steam train winds its way across the Dorset countryside. Source: PA Wire/PA Images#EU: The European Parliament approved new controversial EU copyright rules that hand more power to news publishers and record companies against internet giants.#BREXIT: The DUP’s Sammy Wilson has said that he would prefer a year’s extension to Theresa May’s Brexit deal.#US: prosecutors have dropped all charges against television actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of lying to police about a fabricated racist and homophobic hate crime. PARTING SHOTIs Brexit stressing you out? Try this soothing video of sounds of the Withdrawal Agreement (yes, you heard that right). Source: Adam Fleming/YouTube No Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 26 Mar 2019, 9:00 PMcenter_img Get our daily news round up: Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday The Metrolink, charges dropped against Jussie Smollett, and new controversial copyright reforms. The National Transport Authority has confirmed that the Metrolink project will not continue south of the Charlemont Luas stop in Dublin.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that no one can condone the actions of Lisa Smith, but that she has an innocent childAn investigation was launched at a Cork maternity hospital after a mother was found dead on the floor of her room with her infant underneath herThe first police officers on the scene where three teenagers died following a crush on St Patrick’s Day in Cookstown “withdrew to await further police support”Murder accused Patrick Quirke denied to Gardaí that he was trying to “take Mary Lowry to the cleaners” by demanding €20,000 from her, the court heardOnly 6% of people believe that John Delaney should continue to be involved with the FAI, a new poll found.INTERNATIONAL 11,645 Views Mar 26th 2019, 9:00 PM Share4 Tweet Email last_img read more

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Work and Holiday Visas a step closer

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece is at the top of the list of countries Australia wishes to sign a Work and Holiday Visa agreement with, according to the Federal Minister for Immigration Chris Bowen. Mr Bowen told a meeting at the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV) last week, that discussions have taken place recently between the Australian and Greek governments, in an effort to facilitate the agreement as soon as possible. The Immigration Minister said that the reciprocal agreement – when concluded and signed – will provide an opportunity for up to 500 people between 18 and 30 years of age to travel and work in either country for a period of 12 months. President of the GOCMV, Bill Papastergiadis, told Neos Kosmos that the latest initiative to expand migration opportunities of Greek nationals to Australia was an important step in the strengthening the bonds between the two countries and expanding opportunities for young people in both nations. Mr Papastergiadis pointed out that many Greek nationals are amongst the most highly educated people in Europe, and that Greece has the highest proportion of tertiary students studying abroad.The GOCMV President said that opportunities for them to apply their knowledge and skills in the Australian context will be of great benefit to both societies. The arrival of new Greek migrants would also be “a wonderful injection of cultural and social vitality, for the Greek community in Australia and generally for multiculturalism,” said Mr Papastergiadis, who added that young and talented Greeks who found opportunities in Australia would be bridge-builders – enhancing connections back to Greece and Europe. An edited version of the speech Mrs Eleni Lianidou, Counsellor General of Greece to Melbourne, gave last week is published on pages 20-21.last_img read more

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Heineken faces 30 million fine in Europe

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Heineken has been slapped with a US$30 million (A$39.8 million) fine for ‘antitrust’ violations committed by Athenian Brewery (AB), a subsidiary of the Dutch beer producer located in Greece. The appeal follows a decision by the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) in 2015 against AB, which found that for almost 20 years, the subsidiary had engaged in ‘illegal anti-competitive market abuse’ across Greece forcing an illegal policy that excluded local competitors from all channels including bars, restaurants, retail and wholesale markets. “Following a 12-year HCC investigation, the longest in its history, Athenian Brewery was found to have systematically abused its dominant market position in violation of Greek and EU competition law,” read a statement from the brewery.The court’s ruling was welcomed by Demetri Politopoulos, co-founder of Macedonian Thrace Brewery (MTB) and competitor of Heineken. The local beer producer was started by Mr Politopoulos and his brother in 1996 in response to foreign products saturating the market. Earlier this year they filed a lawsuit against Heineken and AB in Amsterdam seeking €100 million (A$149.5 million) in damages.“The competition authority and now the appeals court has reaffirmed the full extent and intensity of Heineken’s breaches of antitrust regulations in Greece,” Mr Politopoulos said.“Due process has triumphed despite Heineken’s disingenuous refusal to accept responsibility and their unrelenting efforts to overturn a sound decision. “Heineken’s longstanding market manipulation must now give way to fair competition and Heineken must compensate those who have been materially damaged, including MTB.”He added that Heineken’s market abuse has no place in Greece and that the country, which has been struggling economically for close to a decade, would only succeed with a free and fair market that encourages investment and healthy competition.“We believe that ultimate responsibility for years of market abuses lies at Heineken’s head office in Amsterdam which is why we have sued both Heineken and Athenian Brewery in the Netherlands, to finally get to the root of this problem,” he said.Heineken spokesman John-Paul Schuirink said the company was reviewing the court’s decision and considering its next steps, reports Courthouse News. “It is correct that earlier this year Macedonian Thrace Brewery initiated separate legal proceedings against Athenian Brewery and Heineken NV before the Amsterdam Court,” Mr Schuirink said. “Pending these legal proceedings Heineken NV will refrain from providing any further comments regarding this matter.”last_img read more

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Woman injured in early morning crash

first_imgA crash in west Vancouver, where Fourth Plain and Mill Plain intersect, blocked the road for a few hours early Saturday morning.The crash was reported by passer-by around 2 a.m. at Mill Plain and St. Francis Lane. A vehicle struck a traffic signal pole and a woman was trapped in the car, Vancouver Fire Department Capt. Joe Spatz said. The car was significantly damaged.Arriving firefighters were quickly able to pull the woman out; she had serious injuries and was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Her name was not released.last_img read more

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Kroos slams former International teammate Ozil

first_imgToni Kroos has rejected claims by Mesut Ozil that racism exists in the German Football Federation, according to Goal.The Real Madrid star has slammed suggestions by his former International teammate that racism exists in the German Football setup as nonsense.Ozil was singled out for criticism by the German Football Federation (DFB) and Germany national team manager Oliver Bierhoff after the country’s disappointing outing at the World Cup in Russia.Ozil and Gundogan were pictured with Turkey President Recep Erdogan leading to stench criticism from the German media and German public. The 29-year-old eventually announced his retirement from international football citing racism and discrimination for his reasons.However, Kroos has come out to defend the DFB while criticizing Ozil’s comments.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“The proportion that is well and properly addressed in [Ozil’s] statement is unfortunately overshadowed by the much higher proportion of nonsense,” the Real Madrid star said.“I think that he knows that racism does not exist within the national team and the DFB,” Kroos continued.“On the contrary, we are always committed to diversity and integration. Mesut was a good example, as many of our fellow players [were].”“Mesut was criticized for the photo – and rightly so.”Kroos becomes the latest German to speak about this issue, after Thomas Muller, Julian Brandt and Lothar Mattaus.last_img read more

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West Fire victims receive property tax relief free copies of vital records

first_imgWest Fire victims receive property tax relief & free copies of vital records KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County Assessor / Recorder / County Clerk’s office was on hand at the Alpine Library Local Assistance Center assisting West Fire victims with their recovery. Since the Governor proclaimed a state of emergency in San Diego County due to the West Fire, the County Assessor / Recorder can now legally provide property tax relief to owners of properties damaged by the West Fire and provide replacement of vital records without charge. Assessor Dronenburg said, “My office is part of the well-coordinated County of San Diego effort to help victims of the West Fire begin their rebuilding process.” Dronenburg continued, “My team is ready to assist West Fire victims at any of the five Assessor / Recorder locations including Chula Vista, El Cajon, Kearny Mesa, San Marcos and Downtown San Diego. We are also available by phone at 858-505-6262 or via email at arcc.fgg@sdcounty.ca.gov.” Property Tax Relief Properties damaged or destroyed in the West Fire may be eligible for property tax relief. Assessor staff can assist with applications for reduced assessment. If your property has suffered damage of $10,000 or more as a result of the recent fire, you are eligible for a reduction in your property taxes. Qualified taxpayers may also defer their next installment of property taxes if they have filed a claim for property tax reduction. If approved, your property will be reappraised and you will receive a corrected tax bill or refund. The application must be filed within 12 months of the occurrence of the damage.Replacement of Vital Records Recorder/Clerk staff is on hand with applications for replacement of vital records. Certified copies of recorded birth, marriage, and death certificates, as well as real estate documents will be provided at no cost to individuals who lost such records as a result of the West Fire. July 10, 2018 Posted: July 10, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Pull up socks to deal with seasonal diseases MP Nama Nageswara

first_imgKhammam: MP Nama Nageswara Rao on Wednesday appealed to the people and officials to make all efforts to fight the seasonal diseases that may spread in the district as rainy season has set in.The Khammam MP had teleconference from the Delhi with the officers about various issues concerning the district. He asked the health official to ensure that that the scanning machines are functioning in the government hospital. He also discussed the issue with the hospital superintendent and asked him to get the machine repaired immediately to meet any emergency. Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us He also discussed with the commissioner the sanitation issues and asked him to embark him on cleaning of the city. He also directed the panchayat officers to do cleaning of drains and foot paths regularly. The TRS MP appealed to Asha workers and ANMs to conduct awareness programmes to make people aware about the seasonal diseases. He asked the health officers to put the stock of medicines in all government hospitals and PHCs.last_img read more

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HRD Ministry launches school education portal Shagun

first_imgNew Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Wednesday launched a web portal ‘Shagun’, which links over 15 lakh schools across the country to provide all the information on school education.The schools have been geo-tagged and all the data provided by them can be accessed through this portal. “The progress of the country is dependent on education and the foundation of education needs to be solid. Shagun is an important initiative and through this portal. More than 2.3 lakh educational websites can be integrated,” the minister said. According to HRD officials, there will also be a third-party verification of the information provided by schools.last_img read more

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Chattogram DB office catches fire

first_imgA fire broke out at the Detective Branch (DB) office of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) headquarters in Laldighi Par area in Chattogram city on Monday morning, reports UNB.Sarwar Jahan, operator of Agrabad fire service, said that the fire broke out on the first floor of the DB office around 11:15am from an electric short circuit.On information, a total 13 vehicles of three fire-fighting units rushed in and doused the fire around 11:55am, said Abdur Rahim, officer-in-charge of DB.last_img

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Man found slaughtered

first_imgPolice recovered the throat-slit body of a man from Bashbaria Natunpara in Shahzadpur upazila of Sirajganj on Tuesday, reports UNB.The deceased was Sumon Sheel, 30, son of Nimai Sheel of the village.Locals spotted the body in the evening and informed the matter to police, said Khaza Golam Kibria, officer-in-charge of Shahzadpur poliec station.On information, police recovered the body and sent it to a local hospital morgue for autopsy.Police suspected that miscreants killed him after slitting his throat and dumped the body here.It could not be clear yet what cause the death.last_img read more

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