U.K. Seeks to Adapt to Changing Environment

first_img“We are determined we are going to do the hard science which actually is of value to people in a rapidly changing world.” That’s how ecologist Andrew Watkinson describes the £100 million U.K. research package launched today by Living With Environmental Change (LWEC), a recently formed partnership between Britain’s research councils, governmental departments, and nongovernmental organizations. Watkinson last year took on the directorship of LWEC, whose purpose is to coordinate the U.K. response to environmental change, primarily that caused by the global warming expected in the future. The research efforts announced today at a media briefing include more than a dozen programs that will tackle scientific issues such as how to achieve a low-CO2-emitting society, how to ensure food, water, and energy supply on a global scale, and how to increase the resilience of areas affected by the changing environment, Watkinson explains. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)LWEC includes and combines research in the natural sciences as well as economics and social sciences. Coming up with new knowledge and technology just isn’t enough, Watkinson notes. Research into how to best inform and explain the findings and how to ensure that the changes necessary to make society sustainable are acceptable to the public is also needed. Such research will be conducted within a new Research Centre on Sustainable Behaviours.By promoting interactions between scientists from different areas and policymakers, LWEC hopes to ensure that scientists are working on the most pressing issues and that politicians make well-informed decisions. “We are really bringing together the science and policy agendas to make sure they are tackled efficiently and effectively in a way that just hasn’t happened in the past,” says Watkinson.Here’s a complete list of the research efforts funded by LWEC.last_img read more

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AP CM seeks Chinese expertise in building new capital

first_imgVijayawada, Nov 5 (PTI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today sought Chinas expertise in construction of states capital Amaravati.Naidu asked a visiting Chinese business delegation to partner in construction of Chief Ministers Office and Secretariat in the upcoming capital.The delegation under the leadership of Tang Changwel, Vice President, Guizhou Maritime Silk Road International Investment Corporation (GICC), called upon the CM today, a government release stated.Naidu also sought Chinas participation in the development of Kakinada port and also appealed to the delegation to train students of NIIT and other technical institutions to improve their technical skills for better employment.At the meeting, Changwel shared his teams experience in the construction of Guiyang capital city as well as in the construction of cities, roads, sports complexes, business convention centres.The Chinese team is visiting Andhra Pradesh as per an MoU the GICC had inked during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to China. PTI CORR NSK RCJlast_img read more

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Ashley Young feels Jose Mourinho has turned a corner with the Man Utd team

first_imgAdvertisementAshley Young is convinced the gaffer has found the secret to bringing the good times back to Manchester United. The veteran full back mentioned their astounding performances against Arsenal and Fulham as indication of the club’s recovery, following such difficult start to the season.Ashley Young celebrates after scoring a goal.“We said midweek we want to play on the front foot and put Arsenal on the back foot,” he said. “You saw the way the boys started – especially the front three, front four – they were on the front foot, chasing down everything. When you’ve got that as an offensive line you can push up.“I was a little bit disappointed when we came off after the game because I thought we could have got more goals. We’ve got to take the positives out of the game and there were so many more positives than negatives.”The 4-1 win against bottom of the table Fulham ended a run of four Premier League games without a victory for Mourinho’s side. Young claims the nature of the performance – full of intensity and attacking intent – has provided a platform that will lead to silverware. “We’re out there to win games and trophies for this fantastic club. If we can put on performances like that, then I don’t think it is far away. We’ve got a lot of games coming up in the Christmas period – it’s the time where you pick up points.”Young insists there is no excuse for nerves from United’s players when in front of their home crowd.He said:“I don’t think when you play for Manchester United you can be nervous. You play in front of 75,000 people every week, you’ve got to be up for the challenge. When you join a club like Manchester United, as soon as you walk through the door, if you don’t know the history, give it a week and you will know the history. You get that feel of the club, you know the size of the club.” “For me it’s the biggest club in the world, always has been, always will be. I know the history, the boys in the squad know the history. It’s all about winning trophies, silverware. That’s what the club is all about. You go into the museum, see what’s been won and want to be a part of that. I’ve been part of that and we’ve had successful years in the last couple of years,” he added.Meanwhile, Young confirmed he wants to extend his contract at United, which expires at the end of the season.“That’s up to the club,” he said. “I feel as fit as when I was 21 years old. As long as my legs can keep taking me up and down the pitch I’d love to stay here.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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SPORT-HAZARE-JHARKHAND 2 LT

first_imgPandey, who won the IPL with Kolkata Knight Riders in Pandey, who won the IPL with Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014 with a match-winning 94, said its like a homecoming for him as hes looking forward to rekindle the old magic with another Knight Rider Robin Uthappa. “Robin and I have had some partnerships before. However cricket remains the same. We have to do well on any ground. Nothing changes there. We will try to take the advantage of whatever knowledge we have of the ground. It should be a big help. “Having played for KKR for three seasons, its like a home-coming for me. The feel of the grass, the dressing room… its an amazing feel out here. We spent about two and half months here during IPL.” Karnataka have a mix of experience and youth with the likes of senior players in Robin Uthappa, Stuart Binny. There will be all eyes on IPL auctions two-crore pick K Gowtham, an off spinner and a hard hitting batsman with a T20 strike rate of 166.66 while Mayank Agarwal, whos fresh from two half centuries in Mushtaq Ali, will hope to give them a good start. PTI TAP RG ATK ATKlast_img read more

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Images: Livestock Carrier Sinks in Brazil

first_imgzoom Lebanon-flagged livestock carrier MV Haidar has capsized earlier today while docked at Porto Vila do Conde in Brazil with around 5,000 heads of cattle on board.According to the images World Maritime News received earlier today from one of our readers, the vessel apparently listed on the side while moored at the port and sank shortly after leaving the animals stranded on top of the ship’s hull. Some of the animals managed to swim to shore, however most of the cattle are believed to have been trapped inside.Based on the information we received, the crew was evacuated before the 6, 419 DWT vessel capsized and there were no reported injuries.As informed, the cause of the sinking has yet to be determined. The vessel’s AIS Data shows that the 1994-built ship is currently located at Vila de Conde, Brazil.World Maritime News has reached out to the operator of the vessel, Lebanon-based Tamara Shipping, and we will update the article if we get a response.The company operates six livestock carriers in its fleet.Minerva S.A., South American producer of fresh beef, live cattle and cattle byproducts, informed its shareholders that the ship that was supposed to transport cattle listed on Tuesday morning, October 6 in the quay of Vila do Conde Port, in Barcarena (PA).“The company explains that, after the cattle enters the ship, the contracted shipping company is responsible for the cargo. The company will wait for the port authorities‘ official investigation of the causes of the accident and what happened with the cargo,” Minerva said.World Maritime News Staff; Images: Mohamad Youneslast_img read more

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Amendments Strengthen Marine Renewableenergy Legislation

first_imgGovernment will introduce changes to strengthen the Marine Renewable-energy Act. Legislation was introduced in April to ensure safe and responsible development of the marine renewable-energy industry and the resource. The changes are the result of consultations with communities, environmental groups, academia, industry and government over the summer on the bill’s content and direction. “Tidal energy holds great potential as a new source of clean, renewable power and as an export-ready industry,” said Energy Minister Michel Samson. “We are now advancing a stronger piece of legislation that reflects a government priority while addressing the concerns and interests of stakeholders.” The changes will strengthen the requirement to collect environmental information and will outline how this information will be shared to enhance public confidence. The changes will also advance the creation of three new marine renewable-electricity areas for small-scale tidal energy development. The three additional areas cover Fundy Tidal Inc.’s approved community feed-in tariff projects in the Digby Gut, Grand Passage, and Petit Passage. Several administrative changes that clarify roles and responsibilities within government are also included in the amendments. For more information on marine renewable energy in Nova Scotia, visit energy.novascotia.ca/renewables.last_img read more

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Broncos start legislated process to deal with money from GoFundMe campaign

first_imgREGINA – Money raised in a GoFundMe campaign after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash will go directly to survivors and families of those killed, but a $400,000 fee is being deducted by the online fundraiser from the $15 million that was donated.Broncos president Kevin Garinger says Saskatchewan has legislation to deal with the administration of funds raised through a public appeal.That process has started and a Court of Queen’s Bench justice is to be appointed to oversee it.Garinger says the focus remains on supporting the 29 families directly affected by the crash.Sixteen people — including 10 players — were killed and another 13 players were injured April 6 when the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi collided at a rural Saskatchewan intersection.Scott Thomas, who lost his son Evan in the crash, says he’s confident the Broncos will handle the money appropriately.“If there are people out there that are concerned, this has only been six weeks,” said Thomas, adding he communicates daily with other parents in an online group chat. “Not once has GoFundMe come up.“We support the Broncos and what they are doing.”last_img read more

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UN climate talks in Poland go into overtime

first_imgKATOWICE, Poland — Officials from around the world are still working to agree on the fine print of the Paris climate accord after two weeks of talks, even as workers dismantle sections of the conferenced venue around them.Diplomats and ministers prepared for a closing meeting at noon Saturday, a day past the original deadline, but success was still uncertain.The U.N. talks in Katowice, Poland, are meant to provide a rulebook for all signatories of the 2015 accord, ensure financial support for poor countries and send a signal that countries are prepared to increase their efforts in years to come.The rules for carbon emissions trading remain a key sticking point.Scientists say emissions of greenhouse gas like carbon dioxide need to drop sharply by 2030 to prevent potentially catastrophic global warming.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Delhi CS removes three officers for ‘serious misconduct’

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev has removed three government officers from service for alleged “serious misconduct”, according to an official statement issued Tuesday. They were removed as part of a drive against “corruption”, it said. These officers belonged to the revenue department and held positions of sub-registrar-II Punjabi Bagh-Nangloi, and tehsildars Preet Vihar and Mehrauli. The statement stated that as part of a “sustained drive against corrupt practices, Vjay Kumar Dev, Chief Secretary, has removed three senior officers of the Delhi government from government service for committing serious misconduct.” The then sub-registrar of Punjabi Bagh-Nangloi was removed on charges of registering sale deed of agricultural land of Tikri Kanan village in 2013 without obtaining the no-objection certificate from the additional district magistrate, according to the statement. It stated that the officer registered the sale deed despite the land being under draft notification and proposed to be acquired for public purpose. The then Preet Vihar tehsildar was compulsorily retired on charges of submitting false and incorrect status report during 2011-12 in respect to a government land and gram sabha land to the sub-registrar for sale and purchase, it stated.last_img read more

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Morocco Arrests Spanish National Suspected of Organizing Irregular Migration

Rabat – Police in Nador, eastern Morocco arrested, on Thursday, August 1,  a 49-year old Spanish national suspected of organizing an irregular migration operation.The suspect was driving an international transport truck registered in Spain, according to a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).According to the statement, an irregular migrant was found hiding inside the truck. DGSN noted that the would-be migrant was very carefully hidden.The irregular migrant, having difficulty breathing, feared for his life and contacted a family member for help. His family then called the police who managed to identify and stop the truck to rescue the migrant.Read Also: Morocco Thwarts 40,300 Irregular Migration in First Half of 2019The investigation into the suspect shows that the Spanish national previously carried out two similar operations, charging MAD 10,000 per person.The truck driver was collaborating with a second suspect who police believe is responsible for mediating irregular migration operations. The second suspect receives sums of MAD 60,000 per person in return for trafficking services.Police put the suspect in custody pending further investigation into the incident and any accomplices involved in the irregular migration network.The operation is part of Morocco’s efforts to combat irregular migration attempts.Morocco’s security services have carried multiple similar operations throughout the year. In June, police arrested n Indian national suspected of mediating irregular migration in Tangier.Police in Asilah, northern Morocco also arrested a Malian national suspected of facilitating irregular migration and human trafficking operations in May.Aware of the danger of irregular migration, Morocco has been intensifying efforts to curb the phenomenon in collaboration with Spanish security services.In July, Moroccan director of migration at the Ministry of Interior Khalid Zerouali said that  irregular migration networks have become “sophisticated.”Now candidates for illegal immigration are trying to leave from south Casablanca. There are also attempts to reach the Canary Islands” from the coast between Agadir and Dakhla, added the minister.Zerouali said that Moroccan police foiled more than 40,300 irregular migration attempts since January 2019.In his interview with El Pais, Zerouali added that border control “has helped to ease the migratory pressure, but we  must continue to work to strengthen this.” read more

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FBI reaching out to users of the defunct QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange

HALIFAX — The FBI has stepped up its investigation into the spectacular demise of the Vancouver-based QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange.The victims services section of the FBI has posted a survey on its website asking potential victims to disclose details about their account balances, transactions and other financial records.QuadrigaCX was one of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges before it was shut down amid a storm of controversy in January.Last month, the accounting firm trying to recover more than $200 million in missing cash and cryptocurrency confirmed it had found only $28 million in assets — virtually all of it in cash.The FBI says it is legally mandated to identify victims of the federal crimes that it investigates and provide them with information and assistance.The American investigation includes resources from the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the computer crime section of the federal Justice Department.The Canadian Press read more

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China helped Lanka defeat the LTTE says Fonseka

Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his address shortly before the parade, announced the China will cut the military by 300,000 troops while remaining committed to peaceful development.Fonseka noted that the Chinese military, which has a great history, has been a well recognized and powerful force and has created an important impact in the world.Fonseka was promoted to the rank of Field Marshall by President Maithripala Sirisena in March this year for his service rendered to the nation for defeating terrorism. “With China we have had a historic relationship. So I think we must maintain that relationship and we will not forget what China has done for our country,” Fonseka said. Sri Lanka will maintain the close relationship with China that provided strong support to help Sri Lanka end its 30-year civil war with the Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009, a leading military officer has said.“Without China’s support we would have not been able to finish the war, basically,” Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka told Xinhua in an interview.China is one of Sri Lanka’s oldest and strongest friends and the nation provided assistance and support to end the civil conflict, said Fonseka, who took the post of army commander in 2005 and led the island nation’s forces to conduct victorious campaigns against the Tamil Tiger rebels ending the civil war. “Sri Lanka has maintained a nonaligned policy in its foreign relations with the rest of the world. But of course we have to ensure that there is regional stability. We have to maintain harmony with the rest of the countries in the region. We have to recognize the ability and status of the countries in the region.“We are still a small country. We have to go a long way,” he said. He also called on the new Sri Lankan government which won a parliamentary election last month to strengthen relations with the international community and maintain harmony with countries in the region. He said that following the end of World War II, China has developed thoroughly and contributed heavily to world peace while strengthening relations with the rest of the world.“We appreciate the historic achievements of China and the present state of affairs in China. We admire them and appreciate them and wish them good luck.” Fonseka also made some comments on the military parade China held on Thursday in Beijing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War. read more

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Taxi driver framed for rape now scared to carry females

The married father said he had “tears in my eyes” when he had to take his clothes off in front of a stranger and provide a sample in custody.He added: “I don’t think this female really understands what she has done and how it has affected my life.”The court heard how Hood maintained she had been raped despite being confronted with the vehicle tracker data.She also kept to her story when it was revealed Mr Yousaf was aged 29 at the time – and not in his 50s as she had described – and he had a full beard when she said her attacker had no facial hair.No forensic evidence gathered showed any physical contact between Mr Yousaf and Ms Hood.A jury found her guilty of perverting the course of justice on Wednesday.She will be sentenced on August 1. A taxi driver falsely accused of rape by a passenger has told a court that he is now afraid to pick up female fares, as the  judge in the case warned a woman she faces jail over the allegations.Laura Hood, 27, maintained for more than two-and-a-half years she had been attacked by taxi driver Haroon Yousaf, but last week finally admitted that the incident did not take place.But she continued to deny the allegation against her and said she was innocent because she had not knowingly lied, and instead had a false belief of “something so clear in my head”.On Wednesday, a jury at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court found her guilty of perverting the course of justice, and Judge Julie Warburton indicated she would be facing time in prison.In a witness statement read to the court, Mr Yousaf said: “It still affects me in my day-to-day life. I don’t know if I will ever come back fully from this. Before this incident I was a strong person. However I’m now negative and worry that things can go wrong.”This is the most disgusting thing that anyone can be accused of.”When I pick up single female passengers I always worry that something could happen again.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Men arrested after firearm and ammunition found in car

first_imgTWO MEN HAVE been arrested by gardaí after a firearm and ammunition was found in a car.Gardaí in Wicklow are investigating a shooting incident which occurred on 3 March 2013, at approximately 11.30pm on Bond Street, Wicklow Town.During the incident, a shot was fired through the front door of the house. No one was injured and the scene has been technically examined.Today at approximately 12.10am, garda from the traffic department were conducting a speed checkpoint when they attempted to stop a vehicle. This vehicle failed to stop and a short pursuit ensued.Subsequently, the vehicle was stopped at Stillorgan Road, Dublin 4 and searched and a firearm and ammunition were found.Assistance was given by gardaí from the Special Detective Unit, Harcourt Sq, leading to the arrest of two males (aged 44 and 26 years).Both suspects are currently detained under Section 30 Offences Against the State Act 1939, as amended, at Irishtown and Donnybrook Garda stations.last_img read more

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Microsoft believes 1366 x 768 Surface RT display is better than iPad

first_imgThe details of the Surface RT tablet are now public knowledge, and obviously spec comparisons will be made with Apple’s iPad. One clear difference between the two tablets is the display resolution, which Apple made headlines with when it first introduced the new iPad.The first Surface tablets have a resolution of 1366 x 768 where as the iPad ships with a 2048 x 1536 panel. Surely the iPad wins hands-down? Not so, according to Microsoft, who’s Surface team took part in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session yesterday. And they were happy to explain why.Microsoft designed the Surface 10.6-inch display to work really well in lit conditions. That meant creating a custom panel that brought together a number of innovations to make text clear, reduce reflections, and improve contrast. So Microsoft employed its ClearType pixel rendering technology, which no other tablet has, and combined it with a display that has the “thinnest optical stack anywhere on the market.”The end result is a display that only reflects between 5.5-6.2% of light. The iPad comes in at 9.9%. This is very important because as resolution increases, eye sensitivity decreases, meaning reflections have a greater impact. So, under the same lighting conditions the Surface display will actually show more detail and negates the impact of the higher resolution the iPad has.This theory is sure to be tested once Surface tablets are available. Putting the iPad next to a Surface under a range of typical lighting conditions will prove if Microsoft’s explanation is true. If it is, then this also bodes well for the forthcoming Surface Pro tablets which sport a resolution of 1920 x 1080.More at Reddit, via Neowinlast_img read more

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Greek Australian boy raises 35 000

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A $1 500 damage bill might sound like a lot for a bit of Greek plate-smashing, but for Billy Billiris, who raised $35 000 for multiple sclerosis, it was a small price to pay. It was about bringing the Greek community together, and we raised a lot of money and a lot of awareness for MS.The 16 year-old Greek Australian boy from Sydney announced this week that 370 people turned up for his fundraising event, ‘Greek Night for MS,’ raising more than double what they had initially expected. “It was about bringing the Greek community together, and we raised a lot of money and a lot of awareness for MS,” Billiris told Neos Kosmos.“There was lots of Greek dancing, and we smashed over 150 plates.”The money, which was raised through ticket sales, an auction and sponsorship, will be going to help with research and program implementation for MS.It’s a cause that is close to Billaris’ heart; his father developed the neurological disease 11 years ago.“My dad’s got progressive MS which affects his walking ability, so, mentally he’s 100% but physically, not so good,” he said. Billiris is also organizing two Greek fundraising events in Sydney later in the year, including OPA: The Hellenic Festival on 18 December.“It’s very important that we keep the Greek spirit alive, especially in Sydney where it’s dying out slowly,” he said. “There’s a lot of Greek Australians who aren’t proud to be Greek Australian as they once were, and people aren’t uniting anymore, so it’s really bad to see from my end.”The 16 year-old plans to involve as many young Greek Australians as he can, through performing, DJing, and, of course, plate smashing.He said it was important to encourage young people to get involved in the Greek community. “It makes me sad because right now I’m probably the only one pushing in my generation to get involved to the extent that I’m trying to go,” he said. “If you’ve got a dream you’ve got to make it happen, and for me the dream is about reuniting all the Hellenic community here in Sydney,” he said.last_img read more

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Bigil audio launch Here is the musicrelease date of VijayNayantharastarrer

first_imgHere is the first look poster of Vijay’s Bigil aka Thalapathy 63.PR HandoutThe final leg of shooting of Vijay and Nayanthara’s upcoming movie Bigil is in progress in New Delhi. The dubbing works and other post-production works are simultaneously happening. While Thalapathy has completed his portion already, the sequences featuring Vivekh, Anandraj and others are being shot in the capital city. So far, everything has been completed as per the plans and the makers are now deciding to start the film’s promotion. In September, the Bigil team is expected to make a lot of announcements along with the date of the audio launch function of Atlee Kumar-directorial flick.Sources say that the makers want to unveil a few singles before the audio launch function. It has to be noted that ‘Singapenney’ number from Bigil has already been released and met with stupendous response from the audience.The second song from the album is expected to be out in the first week of September, while the complete audio will be launched on 15 September.Bigil is scheduled for release on 24 October to coincide with the celebration of Diwali festival.AR Rahman has scored the music for Bigil. With the first single winning the hearts of the audience, there is a good amount of expectations riding on the album.Vijay-starrer sports-drama has Kathir, Jackie Shroff, Daniel Balaji, Yogi Babu, Pooviyar and others are in the cast. The film has GK Vishnu’s cinematography and Ruben’s editing.last_img read more

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New mobility law means old Isla Mujeres taxis no longer permitted

first_imgIsla Mujeres, Q.R. — A delegate with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport for Isla Mujeres says that when the new mobility law comes into force, the old-model taxis lacking safety air bags will not be permitted to operate.Isis Morales Melendez of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, explained that once the state’s new mobility law comes into play, vehicles without air bags for public service such as taxis, will no longer be permitted, something that could create issues for taxi drivers.The official acknowledged that many of the compact vehicles operating as taxis are purchased in an austere version, which is often the most economical, but as a consequence, some models are without the safety air bags, which is now a mandatory requirement in the state’s new mobility law.The new law also prohibits the use of vehicles more than five years old and that economic versions of popular models such as Atos, March, Tsuro, Matiz will not be allowed.The state is in the process of creating offices and structure for the new Mobility Institute. Once that is complete, the new laws for the state of Quintana Roo will come into effect.Click 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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Clandestine cantina shut down in Puerto Aventuras

first_imgAn argument that was reported by neighbors on Viveros Avenue in Puerto Aventuras exposed a house that was being used as a canteen. Police arrived to respond to the public disturbance report and while there, found a private home selling beer in the back. Additional police arrived and arrested a total of 13 males who were all reportedly intoxicated. Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — An argument that erupted on the streets of Puerto Aventuras has led to the discovery of a clandestine cantina and the arrest of 13.center_img La Dirección de Fiscalización de Solidaridad was notified of the illegal sale of alcohol at the home and also arrived to shut it down and fine those responsible. Click 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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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