Relatives arriving in NS to support mother and father of seven fire

first_imgHALIFAX — Several family members of the mother of seven children who died in a fast-moving house fire are arriving in Halifax today to bring support to their grieving relative.Andy Fillmore, a Halifax MP, said in a news release that “in difficult times, it is family that brings the greatest comfort.”The family members are entering Halifax with visitors’ visas to assist Kawthar Barho and her severely burned spouse, Ebraheim Barho.Kawthar had asked federal officials last week to assist her in bringing family members to Canada to support her, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters during a visit to Halifax that his government was working to expedite the visas.A spokeswoman for the private sponsorship group assisting the family said the names of the family members and their relationship to the mother wouldn’t be released at this time.The news of the arrival of family members comes after a massive turnout at a funeral for the seven victims of the fire.More than 2,000 people showed up to the service at a waterfront hall on Saturday, which was held in memory of the Barho children who died in the early hours of Feb. 19 when the blaze moved rapidly through their home.The Barhos arrived in Nova Scotia in September 2017 as refugees from war-torn Syria, among 1,795 Syrian refugees who have come to Nova Scotia in recent years.On Saturday, as the seven small caskets were brought on stage, their mother could be heard sobbing.Many others also cried as the children’s names were read: teenager Ahmad; Rola, 12; Mohamad, 9; Ola, 8; Hala, 3; Rana, 2; and Abdullah, who was born in Canada on Nov. 9.A local imam said the service was made public so the children’s mother could see firsthand that the community is standing behind her.The father continues to recover from extensive burns.He underwent an operation on Monday but the family and the private support group has decided not to share information about how he fared.When they first arrived in Nova Scotia, the Barho family lived in Elmsdale, a 30-minute drive north of Halifax, where they were embraced by the local community.They later moved to the Halifax suburb of Spryfield to take advantage of language training and other immigrant services, but had planned to return to Elmsdale next month.The cause of the blaze in their Spryfield home remains unclear.The response to the tragedy has been swift and impassioned: several businesses have donated their profits to the Barho family, and hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised to assist the couple.Michael Tutton, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Xavier Dolan hopes Oscar nod will boost audience for new film

first_img Twitter It’s the first time the Quebec director has made it this far in the selection process and he says he’s “very happy and quite moved” by the recognition.While the film did screen in Canada and France in the fall, Dolan conceded he’s disappointed by the scope of the movie’s release overall and hopes an Oscar nomination will give it another push. The academy will announce the Best Foreign-Language Film nominees on Jan. 24. Xavier Dolan is thrilled his movie It’s Only the End of the World is one of nine films in the running for a Best Foreign-Language Oscar nomination.He just wishes more people could see the film.On Thursday night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced it had narrowed the pack of foreign-language film contenders from the 85 that were being considered for a nomination. Advertisement “I’m not thinking of this in terms of what this could bring to my career, I’m thinking of this in terms of what could it bring to this film in terms of exposure,” Dolan told Canadian reporters during a conference call on Friday. Facebookcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Reconciliation is not easy says national reconciliation director Ry Moran

first_imgFace to FaceWhile buildings and streets are being renamed and statues are coming down in the name of reconciliation, it’s also causing controversy.“Reconciliation is not easy” says Ry Moran, the director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.“It’s about changing the status quo and anytime you change the status quo, it ruffles feathers.”As an example, there was opposition to the removal of the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in Victoria, B.C. in August.Moran says “Canada is not the only country grappling with this.“Many countries are trying to decolonize or re-understand their histories.  I think the thing to remember is that nobody is talking about erasing history in all of this.  It’s about changing how we understand history.”Moran, who joined host Dennis Ward on Face to Face says there has also been positive changes in the classroom.“It’s not to say there isn’t still a long ways to go but generally speaking, across the country, most if not all jurisdictions in the country have certainly brought residential schools information into the classroom.”That too has not been without controversy.  There’s been a roll back in planned programming in Ontario schools following the recently election of Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government.“That I think is a real disappointing matter that has happened” says Moran.Read the TRC’s CTA here: 94 Calls to ActionMoran believes time is of the essence when it comes to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.The Liberal government has made big promises on legislation for child welfare, languages and other calls to action – but there has been little follow through with less than a year to go before the next federal election.And there is a role to play for the average Canadian to play in reconciliation.“I think for non-Indigenous peoples, the most critical thing that individuals can do is rectify the imbalance of historical understanding and really try to put one’s self into the shoes of an Indigenous person for a little bit.”dward@aptn.calast_img read more

Bannock hunting and baby formula now part of Nutrition North

first_imgNutrition North has long been criticized for the way it works; paying retailers to lower their prices through a shipping subsidy instead of going directly to families.It replaced the Food Mail program in 2011, which retailers disliked.Now more food and non-food items will be eligible for the freight subsidy, Jones said. And there will be more ways to pay instead of only with credit cards.Jones said in exchange the government wants better reporting from retailers on how the subsidy is being applied.And consumers want to see that, too, she said, on receipts from more stores.But Nunavut premier Joe Savikataaq said giving retailers more subsidy money wouldn’t guarantee better prices.“We would like to see more direct benefit and subsidy to Nunavummiut,” he said in a release.And Nunavut should have “a dedicated presence” on the program’s advisory board, the premier added.Food reformThis is the Liberal government’s first major overhaul of Nutrition North after it held public hearings into the plan in 2016.Jones said her party will bump the program’s budget to $14 million and add a harvesters’ support grant program to help cushion the high cost of hunting.Food insecurity is a huge issue in northern and remote communities, where there is usually only one major supermarket.Retailers say shipping – mostly by air – jacks up the prices while consumers wonder why junk food is priced much lower than healthy goods.As a result, diets are poor and can lead to health problems.Something Nutrition North is supposed to address but often misses the mark, as APTN Investigates revealed in this documentary.“Nearly 70 per cent of Inuit households in Nunavut are food insecure,” said Aluki Kotierk, president of Inuit rights group Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.“Inuit children are living in food insecure households at a rate eight times the national average, among the highest documented food insecurity rate for an Indigenous population in a developed country.”Kotierk said adding money to offset the high cost of hunting country food would help many families.“It is a necessary and integral part of Inuit culture,” she said in a release.“It is our safety net, at a time of major social changes.”kmartens@aptn.ca@katmarte Ingredients to make bannock to be included in Nutrition North program. (APTN file)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsThe Trudeau government is trying to make Nutrition North more palatable.It announced updates Monday to the remote and northern food subsidy program developed by the Harper government, including bannock-making ingredients.“Our government firmly believes that policy created with Northerners, for Northerners is the most effective,” said Labrador Lib-MP Yvonne Jones in Iqaluit.“The changes to the subsidy rates and the food eligibility list announced today reflect what we have heard from Northerners about how we can better help them access healthy foods.”Jones, parliamentary secretary to the minister of intergovernmental and northern affairs and internal trade, said more groceries, along with baby formula, would be added to the list of products subsidized under the program after complaints from consumers.Frozen fruits and vegetables, infant food and formula, spaghetti, macaroni and dried beans will be covered under the expanded formula starting January 2019.The complete list is here: Nutrition NorthWatch Kent Driscoll’s story on Nutrition Northlast_img read more

Afghanistan UN agencies rushing relief to victims hit by natural disasters

The disasters have also damaged thousands of homes and killed hundreds of livestock, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). At least 15 people lost their lives and over a dozen of others were injured by floods in Herat, Badakhshan, Parwan, Faryab and Takhar provinces. More than 2,000 families were affected by the floods in Herat, while about 800 families were hit in Badghis province and hundreds more in several other provinces. The Afghanistan National Disasters Management Authority (ANDMA), along with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the local Red Cross are distributing relief supplies including tents, food and family kits, while the UN World Health Organization (WHO) is delivering medical supplies.Assessments are ongoing but the most urgent needs, said OCHA, are food, drinking water, shelter and health care. A major concern is the depletion of relief stocks across the country, and the Government has called for pre-positioning of relief items in expectation of more flooding in the near future.Aid agencies are also concerned that more rainfall and rapidly melting snow will exacerbate the situation, OCHA stated. 30 April 2009United Nations agencies and their partners are assisting the Government of Afghanistan in responding to flash floods, landslides and earthquakes which have struck various parts of the country in recent days, killing at least 15 people and leaving thousands homeless. read more

Calgary recruitment agency gives two cents on Albertas unemployment rate

by Chris Bowen Posted Aug 21, 2015 7:00 am MDT Last Updated Aug 21, 2015 at 7:01 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FreeImages.com/Paul Pasieczny Calgary recruitment agency gives two cents on Alberta’s unemployment rate A Calgary recruitment agency is optimistic, despite Alberta’s higher rates of unemployment and people claiming employment insurance.Aditya Manchiraju, with Manpower, said although they’re seeing a significant slow down in oil and gas, some big projects are expected to begin in the coming months.“The winter projects that are going to come in the next little while is going to be very key for us, and most of our clients in the oil and gas are saying that the winter projects are still going to be strong,” Manchiraju said.Manchiraju added many applicants in the city are still picky about what they want to do, and what salary they should get, even though the number of Albertans on Employment Insurance was up 74 per cent in June compared to 2014. read more

Reducing Greenbelt area not an option as Ontario tackles housing shortage Wynne

TORONTO – Reducing the Greenbelt lands is not one of the options Ontario’s Liberal government is considering as it tackles housing shortage in the province, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Wednesday.The government, she said, is actually committed to expanding the Greenbelt, which is about 800,000 hectares of protected land that borders the Greater Golden Horseshoe area surrounding Lake Ontario.“The Greenbelt is a hugely important swath of land that is like the lungs of this highly populated part of the province, so that’s not something that we’re looking at,” said Wynne. “But we recognize that housing affordability is a huge, huge issue.”Finance Minister Charles Sousa has said he plans to include measures in the spring budget to address the red-hot housing market in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, while taking into account different circumstances in the rest of the province.The average price of a detached home in Toronto broke the $1.5-million mark for the first time last month.The province already doubled the rebate on its land transfer tax for first-time homebuyers to $4,000 and raised the same tax on homes that sell for more than $2 million. But Wynne said her government is looking at more ways to make it more affordable for people to get into the housing market.Sousa unsuccessfully urged Finance Minister Bill Morneau to include in his budget changes to the taxation of capital gains on the sale of homes that are not classified as a primary residence, as a way to address speculative investors flipping homes.Speculative investing in the real estate market — buying a home in the hope of turning a profit rather than to live in — is believed to be one of the culprits behind the soaring house prices.Ontario’s budget is expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks.The provincial government has proposed to add approximately 9,000 hectares to the Greenbelt, giving four parcels of land identified by Hamilton and Niagara Region “protected countryside” designation and 21 major river valleys and seven associated coastal wetlands “urban river valley” designation.The proposal also includes establishing Greenbelt-level protections for wetlands, woodlands and rivers beyond the Greenbelt. Reducing Greenbelt area not an option as Ontario tackles housing shortage: Wynne by Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 29, 2017 9:20 am MDT Last Updated Mar 30, 2017 at 3:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Significant Digits For Friday March 25 2016

Welcome to Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Regular host Walt Hickey is still on vacation, and NCAA basketball is still happening. As a result, I’m still here with another all-March Madness SigDig. Enjoy! 0.015 rating pointsThere are close matchups, and then there are close matchups. Tonight’s Notre Dame-Wisconsin tilt belongs in that second category, with the teams separated by just 0.015 points in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings. It’s basically as close to a coin flip as you can get — our prediction model lists the game as exactly 50-50 for both teams. [Kenpom.com]19 percentage pointsIn a Sweet 16 field largely devoid of Cinderella candidates, 10th-seeded Syracuse will have to do. According to the FiveThirtyEight model, they started the tourney with a 1 percent chance of making the Final Four; now that probability is 19 percentage points higher, the biggest gain of any team left standing. [FiveThirtyEight]1995 seasonThe University of Virginia will be looking to make its first Elite 8 appearance since the 1995 tournament when it takes on Iowa State Friday evening. By most measures — including winning percentage, the AP poll and the Simple Rating System — this year’s Cavaliers are better than the 1995 version, but they’ll have to win to prove it — the bracket doesn’t lie. [Sports-Reference.com]3,950 winsNorth Carolina and Indiana are two of the most storied programs in the history of college basketball, having combined for 3,950 victories in 5,728 games since 1901, and they’ll face each other in Friday’s late game. With a 73 percent chance of winning, UNC has the edge to take win No. 3,951, according to our model. [Sports-Reference.com]118 winsThe University of Connecticut women’s basketball team has been completely unstoppable with Breanna Stewart leading the way these past few seasons. They’ve won 118 of their last 119 games — all by double-digits, and all but 18 by 20 or more points. UConn looks to extend their run against Mississippi State Saturday morning. [FiveThirtyEight]If you haven’t already, you really need to sign up for the Significant Digits newsletter — be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news.And if you see a significant digit in the wild, send it to @WaltHickey — or to @Neil_Paine, I guess, if you feel like it. read more

Christian Soldat nets game winner OSU mens soccer extends winning streak to

OSU junior forward Danny Jensen (9) tries to keep the ball away from Cleveland State sophomore forward Kareem Banton (20) on Oct. 21 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 1-0. Credit: Christopher Slack / Lantern PhotographerJunior forward Christian Soldat was the hero of the night for the second time in five matches, as the Buckeyes pulled through for a 1-0 victory against Cleveland State.The OSU men’s soccer team extended its winning streak to eight and improved its record to 9-4-2 overall, while the Vikings fell to 6-7-1 on the season.The last-second goal was a déjà vu feeling for Soldat, who had another game-winner against Bowling Green when he scored with three seconds left on the clock in regulation.Soldat added 10 seconds to that clock on Wednesday night’s hero, as he sent in the winner with 13 seconds left. With the match scoreless and the clock running down, Soldat said the Buckeyes began to feel a sense of urgency.“We know the clock is winding down and we hear that there’s one minute left and we have to push everybody forward,” Soldat said.Despite the grabbing the win over CSU and keeping the program-record winning streak, the Buckeyes struggled to come out with the victory.Wednesday night was the first time the Buckeyes and the Vikings met and it showed in the game, as both teams struggled to figure out the other.The best look of the first half for either team came when Soldat attempted a shot in the 28th minute, but he could not execute.The game remained scoreless going into halftime and the Buckeyes knew they had to make adjustments if they were going to keep their streak alive.“If we can pick up our defensive pressure a little bit in the second half, I think we’ll do better,” OSU coach John Bluem said in an interview with Big Ten Network heading into halftime.Even with the halftime adjustments, the second half of the game was looking like the first half for much of the duration, as neither team could get a point on the board.The game seemed like it was going into overtime, until Soldat came up with the goal when junior forward Danny Jensen danced around a swarm of Viking defenders and tapped the ball in front of the net, where Soldat was in perfect position to put it home.“We have Danny Jensen putting his whole body on the line, sliding, winning the ball at the end line,” Soldat said describing the play. “He gets up and looks up and plants the ball straight in to (redshirt freshman forward Jacob) Duska. Duska gets his shot blocked and it just falls right to me to put in.”Senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer only needed to make one save to preserve his seventh clean sheet of the season, including his fourth consecutive. The Union, Kentucky, native received Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors in each of the last three weeks for his strong play of late.Overall, shots were 12-4 in favor of the Scarlet and Gray, while OSU held a 5-2 lead in corners.Looking to get the winning streak to nine, the Buckeyes will prepare to travel to Piscataway, New Jersey, to face Rutgers at 1 p.m. on Sunday. read more

Madeleine McCann detectives may apply for more Home Office funding for outstanding

first_imgMadeleine McCann, who was allegedly abducted on May 3, 2007Credit:REAL MADRID TV/HANDOUT Kate and Gerry McCannCredit:Niall Carson/PA Wire This came seven months after the investigation team was scaled back drastically to just four officers.Earlier this month, the Sunday Mirror also reported that forensic investigations by the team had ended.Madeleine vanished at the age of three while on holiday with her parents in Portugal in 2007 and, despite a high-profile international hunt, no trace has ever been found.Hopes were high when the UK investigation into the little girl’s disappearance was launched in 2011, with Scotland Yard detectives later highlighting a sex offender who had targeted British families with young children staying in villas in the same area where Madeleine was last seen.Despite no obvious progress since then, earlier this year the head of Scotland Yard’s murder squad, Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie, remained optimistic.He said: “There is ongoing work. There is always a possibility that we will find Madeleine and we hope that we will find her alive.” A force spokesman said: “Whilst there remains outstanding work on this case, the Metropolitan Police Service will remain in dialogue with the Home Office regarding the continuation of funding.”The British investigation, Operation Grange, was expected to be wound up after Scotland Yard boss Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said in May that British investigators had one remaining line of inquiry to follow and unless any new evidence came to light the probe would finish. Madeleine McCann, who was allegedly abducted on May 3, 2007center_img Kate and Gerry McCann 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. Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have “outstanding work” left to do on the inquiry and may apply for more Home Office funding.In April, then-home secretary Theresa May granted the team £95,000 to keep the investigation going, with the cash expected to last until October.On Wednesday, Scotland Yard said it would talk to the Home Office about funding.last_img read more

Newmont expands interest in Gabriel

first_imgNewmont Canada has acquired 3,878,302 common shares of Gabriel Resources through open market purchases on the Toronto Stock Exchange, representing approximately 1.5% of Gabriel’s outstanding common shares. Newmont holds, in the aggregate as of today’s date, 50,724,702 common shares, representing approximately 19.9% of the outstanding common shares of Gabriel. Gabriel is battling against some of the worst NGO atrocities ever seen to develop the Rosia Montana project in Romania. The Rosia Montana project is located in west-central Romania in a historic mining district known as the Golden Quadrilateral. This famous mining district in the South Apuseni Mountains of Transylvania covers an area of approximately 900 km2 immediately to the north of the regional centre of Deva. The Rosia Montana gold deposits are located 80 km northwest (by paved road) of the regional centre of Alba-Iulia, via the towns of Zlatna and Abrud. The village of Rosia Montana and the nearby town of Abrud are today the two main centres housing staff and associated infrastructure for the Rosia Montana project.Not only would this project provide much needed jobs in the area, but it would also clean up an area that suffers badly from some of the worst pollution seen at old gold mining sites in Europe. However, certain NGOs, for purely selfish reasons, have targetted the project for irrational opposition.Newmont says “the acquisition of the common shares of Gabriel was made for investment purposes only. Newmont may, subject to market conditions and in accordance with applicable securities laws, take other actions in respect of its investment in Gabriel, including making additional investments in or effecting dispositions of securities of Gabriel, including additional purchases of common shares of Gabriel.”As previously disclosed by Gabriel, Newmont has entered into a nominee agreement with Gabriel in respect of the appointment of two nominees of Newmont to the board of Gabriel. The nominee agreement also provides, among other things, that at Gabriel’s 2008 annual meeting, Newmont will vote its securities in favour of each of Management’s nominees for election to the Board, appointment of auditors and amendment of the Company’s deferred share unit plan. The Nominee Agreement also restricts Newmont from taking certain actions (subject to certain exceptions), including without limitation, acquiring any securities of Gabriel that would result in Newmont holding 20.0% or more of the outstanding common shares of Gabriel. The Nominee Agreement terminates, among other events, upon the resignation of Newmont’s nominee.last_img read more

DRA wins its first phosphate project ever – Elandsfontein

first_imgSouth Africa based engineering and project delivery specialist DRA has been awarded the implementation phase of the Elandsfontein phosphate project, located on the west coast of South Africa, by Elandsfontein Exploration and Mining.  The EPCM contract was awarded to DRA, and follows the recent completion of the definitive feasibility study of the project also carried out by DRA. A major component of the scope of the project will be the processing facility and its associated infrastructure, designed to produce approximately 1.35 Mt/y of phosphate concentrate.  It will produce a saleable phosphate concentrate above  32% P2O5. Included in the process plant will be screening, classification, milling, reverse flotation, dewatering and product handling.  Tailings will be dewatered by belt filter prior to dry stacking.DRA’s in-house mining division carried out the design and production scheduling of the open-pit mining operation, which will be contracted out by Elandsfontein.Paul Thomson, CEO of the DRA Group, comments:  “We are especially pleased and proud to be awarded the Elandsfontein phosphate project.  The award follows more than 15 months of working closely with the Elandsfontein team on the study of the project, during which a wide range of testwork and trials were carried out to develop the optimum flowsheet.”Thomson continues:  “This is a unique project for South Africa, as the first sedimentary type phosphate project carried out in the country as opposed to igneous phosphate.  In addition, it’s the first phosphate project awarded to DRA in our 30 year history, demonstrating our versatility in minerals processing and successful project delivery.  Its award is also a testament to the ability of our study teams in jointly solving technical challenges in close cooperation with our clients”.The project will be managed from the Cape Town office of DRA, with commissioning due in August 2016.Elandsfontein is the second largest known phosphate deposit in South Africa after the Phalaborwa deposit. Samancor, which operated a phosphate mine near Langebaan, identified and drilled the Elandsfontein deposit during 1985, but chose not to develop the project.The phosphate mineralisation is contained in the Varswater Formation, with the phosphate occurring in two forms, namely phosphatised shell fragments and phosphorite pellets. The remainder of the deposit consists of silica sand and calcium oxide.The sandy nature of the Elandsfontein deposit means that the phosphate can be upgraded without large crushing and milling requirements, often associated with rock processing. The ore is free from the heavy metals and radioactive elements often associated with sedimentary phosphates.Being so well positioned in terms of proximity to Saldanha, one of South Africa’s major bulk handling ports, the Elandsfontein deposit is in a very favourable position to earn foreign revenue for South Africa.last_img read more

Handball goalkeepers Mecca in Omis has seventh edition

Seven years in a row area between Split and Makarska becoming the most popular destination for handball goalkeepers. Unique in his quality and atmosphere of Croatian seaside, International Handball Goalkeepers Camp in city of Omis provoken a lot of attention and confirmed status of prestigious event for handball goalkeepers between two seasons.The number of 150 young goalies, from U13 to senior, from USA to Algeria, who spent fantastic seven days in Camp, describe experience in the best possible way.Young goalies had a chance to work twice a day with some of the older colleagues who can only watch on TV during VELUX EHF Champions League Final4 in Cologne, where Roland Mikler (Telekom Veszprem) and Borko Ristovski (FC Barcelona Lassa) were fighting for an European title.The Camp’s guest was also Vive Tauron Kielce goalie FIlip Ivic, while other demonstrators were Croatian goalies who are also playing abroad, Sandro Uvodic (Bregenz Handball), Mario Percin and Dino Spiranec (Germany) supported by Croatian NT goalie Ivana Kapitanovic (RK Podravka Vegeta).The list of coaches was also impressive. The “handball father” of Roland Mikler, Telekom Veszprem goalkeeper’s youth coach Haris Porobic was there, but also EX-CL winner with RK Zagreb, Vladimir Vujovic, legendary Yugoslav goalie from 80’s Mirko Basic, EX-ZRK Buducnost and Montenegrian NT goalkeeper’s coach Vlatko Djonovic, Fikret Handan from Swedish Savehof HK Fikret Handan, Polish coach Tomasz Blaskiewicz, while inovative approach to training process brought Vanja Radic, goalkeepers coach from Finland, with reach experience of working at Camps in dozen countries.Something new in terms of psychical preparation, young goalies could see in work with Marina Skrobot, fitness coach from Pula.FANTASTIC CONDITIONS IN OMISInovative approach in a work with goalies was established through partnership with Sports Science Innovations company. Camp participants could work with Witty lights, but also Neurotrackers and 3D glasses, with the clear goal – improvement in reaction. We did our best to raise level of Camp in comparation with previous years. Camp is worldwide known for our target group, but we tried to put whole event a step up with moving to Omis. We had two brand-new halls only 100  meters from the Camp where participants were based, two minutes from the beach. That made training process and complete experience of players, coaches and parents much more colorful – said Camp director Mario Čaljkusic.Omis becoming a real home of handball. Masters Handball World Cup took place in Omis earlier this year, but organizers already book the same place for second edition between May 10-13, 2018. Goalkeepers Camp will take place in the June 2018 on the same place. Omis and handball – successful story. ← Previous Story Adam Wiśniewski is new Orlen Wisla Plock president! Next Story → Slovenia and Macedonia co-host in race for Men’s EHF EURO 2022 and EURO 2024 read more

SpiderMan Far From Homes new trailer spoils Avengers Endgame explodes the MCU

first_img 26 Photos Now playing: Watch this: The three-minute trailer, released Monday, shows Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) grieving the loss of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), the latter having perished at the end of Endgame. Parker quickly reveals to police officers (in his Spidey costume, of course) that he’s going on vacation with his friends, all of whom appear to have been dusted and resurrected since it appears Ned (Jacob Batalon), Michelle “MJ” Jones (Zendaya) and Flash Thompson (Tony Revolori) are all the same age. Parker is seen avoiding a phone call from Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), much to Hogan’s dismay. But as seen in the earlier trailer, Fury and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) recruit Parker from his European trip and introduce him to Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal) — who is revealed to be from another Earth in a different dimension.The trailer confirms that there is now an MCU Multiverse, one in which Gyllenhaal’s Beck is from another Earth apparently caused by Thanos’ snap tearing a hole in the dimension (something we even hinted at coming after Endgame). New Marvel release dates may also provide some info on this front. “Are you going to step up or not?,” Fury asks in the trailer. Jay Maidment Parker is hoping to continue his trip, but Fury tells him that other heroes like Thor and Captain Marvel are not available right now. Also, if it wasn’t obvious enough that Spider-Man is the only available option to deal with threats to Earth, MJ tells him it’s obvious that Parker’s Spidey.We also get looks at Mysterio flying through the city, Spider-Man dealing with a fiery Molten Man and Hogan trying to rescue Parker’s friends by saying he works with Spider-Man.In the comics, Mysterio is typically an acclaimed “bad guy,” but it looks like we may be getting a European buddy-comedy in this film — which leaves many fans with a lot of questions. The newly updated official movie description gives little away: Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.But previously, the synopsis from Sony seemed to insinuate that Spidey would team up with someone, but maybe the Beck buddy comedy is a misdirect: “Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!”This multiverse was rumored previously, and only somewhat fueled by an interview the directors did with EW, wherein Joe Russo confirmed that Ned was also dusted during the Snap and his reunion with Peter in Endgame is just that: “That’s the two of them seeing each other for the first time after having disappeared.” 2:49 There’s also been much speculation about the film’s name; Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige himself said he likes the multiple meanings behind it, telling sister site ComicBook.com: “It ties into Homecoming, not just keeping that word going, which we like and we liked it more than Homecoming 2, but that notion of ‘home’ is a word that has dual meanings we’d like to continue with this [MCU] version of Spider-Man. So, Far From Home has multiple meanings.”Far From Home arrives in theaters on July 2. Tags First published May 6, 2019 at 6:07 a.m. PT.Updated May 7, 10:27 a.m. PT: Adds new Sony shorter synopsis. Marvel Spiderman Sony Comments Share your voice 2 Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer reveals how Avengers:… How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order TV and Movies Now that we’re all getting over Avengers: Endgame, Sony has released a new trailer for this summer’s Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel. Now that Endgame’s spoiler ban has lifted (according to the Russo brothers at least), the trailer also definitively reveals that Spider-Man’s new movie takes place after the Avengers film in the MCU.If you haven’t seen Endgame yet, stop now.last_img read more

Workshops mark 50 years of Apollo 11 moon landing

first_imgHyderabad: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the US Consulate General Hyderabad, in partnership with United-States-India Educational Foundation, conducted two workshops on “Space and Science” for students here in Hyderabad on Saturday. Around 100 students from underserved communities participated in these workshops conceptualized and led by US Department of State exchange alumna and astrophysicist at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Dr Priya Hasan, as well as Dr Najam Hasan, Head of the Department of Mathematics at MANUU. Also Read – Students to rate performance of teachers Advertise With Us The activities at the workshops included lessons on constructing water rockets and telescopes, tours of the Birla Science Center and Planetarium, and screenings of films related to space and space exploration. “It’s an exciting time in space exploration, as the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and India is on the cusp of its own space milestone,” commented US Consulate spokesperson Akash Suri, “These workshops help to bring home that excitement for young students in Hyderabad, and to motivate them to be part of the next wave of human exploration by sharpening their science skills.” “Through workshops like these we can use the allure of space to teach students those foundational concepts of physics and science that can be useful in so many different arenas.” Said Dr Hasan.last_img read more

Syrian tweeter girl asks if Trump starves for 24 hours

first_img‘Mr. Trump, have you ever had no food for 24 hours?’This is the question a seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana Alabed — who has garnered worldwide attention by tweeting about her life in Aleppoin Syria — asked the US president Donald Trump in a fresh video.”Have you ever had no food, no water for 24 hours? Just think of refugees and the children of Syria,” asked Alabed on Twitter.Alabed had earlier responded to a tweet of Trump wherein he had argued that the intention of his immigration ban was “about keeping bad people (with bad intentions) out of country!”Alabed responded by asking: “Am I a terrorist?”Trump recently signed an executive order that bans the entry of immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations, including Syria, into the US that evoked widespread panic among travellers.Soon after the ban, Alabed tweeted: “Dear Trump, banning refugees is very bad. Ok, if it’s good, I have an idea for you. Make other countries peaceful.”Alabed has been posting, with her mother Fatemah’s help, heart-rending and emotionally strong tweets about life in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.Alabed and her mother have garnered more than 366,000 followers since September 2016 as they tweet regularly about war in Aleppo, including the story of her house being destroyed.last_img read more

Settlement Agreement Reached in Baltimore Sex Abuse Case

first_imgThe Housing Authority of Baltimore City has reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit that accused maintenance men of demanding sex from at least 19 women before making repairs.Paul T. Graziano, Baltimore housing chief, and Cary J. Hansel, a lawyer representing the women, confirmed on Jan. 4 they reached an agreement for an undisclosed amount of money. It’s pending approval by the court and the U .S. Department of Housing.Settlement talks were held Dec. 14 and Dec. 22. Hansel and Graziano declined further comment.Attorneys for the women say they were denied basic repairs in public housing units because they refused to have sex with handymen.Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Rochelle Ritchie says a criminal investigation into the matter is ongoing. {The AFRO} first reported the allegations last July.last_img read more

Rising Median Sale Prices Impact Floridas Housing Market

first_img The housing market across the country is experiencing an ongoing shortage of available housing inventory and it’s no different in Florida, where the latest data provided by Florida Realtors reported a rise in median prices and an increase in new listings in January 2018.The study found that median sales prices in the Sunshine State’s single-family homes and townhouse-condo properties have continued to rise as January concluded 73 consecutive months of rising median sales prices. “January’s statewide home sales reflected the tight supply, and when combined with rising median sales prices-it puts pressure on potential homebuyers,” said Florida Realtors President Christine Hansen.  “Working with local realtors can help buyers and sellers understand factors influencing their local markets.”Statewide, single-family home sales totaled 16,564 in the month of January, down 1.3 percent when compared to January 2017 according to the Florida Realtors Research Department that compiled this data in partnership with local Realtor boards/associations.  However, the statewide median sales price for single-family homes was $240,000, up 9.1 percent from 2017. Additionally, the median price for condo-townhomes was up 11.7 percent compared to the same period last year.According to Florida Realtors’ Chief Economist Dr. Brad O’Connor, condo and townhouse sales growth has been outpacing that of single-family homes. “The reason is that the picture for condos and townhouses has been much more balanced,” said O’Connor.  “The single-family home market, by contrast, continues to be held back by inadequate levels of new construction.”Closed sales of condo-townhouses were up 5.9 percent in January 2018 from January 2017, totaling 7,634 sales.  However, data for closed sales reflects foreclosures in January 2018 and fewer short sales. These short sales declined 32.5 percent for condo-townhomes and marked a 36.3 percent decline in foreclosures year over year. For single-family homes, short sales fell 46 percent and foreclosures on those homes dropped 43 percent year over year. Closed sales occur from 30- to 90- plus days after sales contracts are written.According to Florida Realtors, the for-sale inventory remained tight in January 2018 with a 3.9 months supply for single-family homes and a 5.9 month’s supply for condo-townhouse properties. in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, journal, News Share Rising Median Sale Prices Impact Florida’s Housing Marketcenter_img Buyers Condos Florida Florida Realtors Foreclosures Home Sales homes HOUSING Realtors Sellers Short-sales Single-Family Homes Townhouses 2018-03-20 March 20, 2018 605 Views last_img read more

The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club has fashioned

first_imgThe Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club has fashioned a special Bejeweled Martini, a captivating new cocktail that swaps the traditional olive for a sparkling gemstone.Kenya is a recognized hotspot for collectors holding an affinity for precious stones and no visit is complete without a visit to the top shops and hotels to browse the merchandise. Guaranteed to set the scene for any honeymoon, anniversary or long-awaited safari journey the Bejeweled Martini can be paired with an array of precious jewels including the locally sourced Tsavorite mined near the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzanite, Garnet, Pink and Blue Topaz and comes complete with a certificate of authenticity.At the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, an urban beekeeping initiative not only nurtures the spread of pollinating bees to the neighboring Toronto Islands, Don Valley watershed and city parks, but has also inspired a special hotel libation. The Festive Buzz combines white peach puree, the hotel’s local honey and Moet Chandon champane for a distinctively enjoyable drink fit for any toast (see recipe below).FESTIVE BUZZ · 1OZ WHITE PEACH PUREE · 1/4 OZ Royal York HONEY · 4OZ MOET CHANDON · SERVED IN A FLUTE GARNISHED WITH SUGAR POWDERED MINT LEAFlast_img read more

€8000 worth of items reported stolen in Neo Chorio

first_imgJewellery and other items worth €8,000 in total were reported stolen on Sunday from a house in Neo Chorio, Paphos.According to the police, the owner of the house reported that her house had been broken into on Sunday afternoon while she was away, and that jewellery and other items worth €8,000 in total had been stolen.Police said that perpetrators broke into the house through a balcony door.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more