Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Estia Greek Festival 2011 in Hobart kicks off next week. The festival, coordinated by the Greek Community of Tasmania, showcases Greek culture and the value it brings to Tasmania. Throughout March, the Estia Greek Festival will be hosting various events to celebrate Hellenism in Australia. These events include: the Estia street festival; film night; family meal night; art and photo exhibition and the ever-competitive Estia soccer match. The festival will kick off with Taverna Night Greek Banquet, held on Saturday March 5 and hosted by the Hellenic Hall in North Hobart. The Taverna Night Greek Banquet will feature traditional Greek food, Greek dancing and Greek music, with a live band featuring bouzouki. Tickets are $50 per person for a night of traditional Greek festivities.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:ex price club employees takes case to labor tribunal, Gus Karagianis, Price club closes, terminated workers still protesting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 23,2016 – The conciliation process at the Labour Department for the still protesting ex-employees of the now closed Price Club was a bust. Magnetic Media learned that Gus Karagianis did not show up for the sessions with the Commissioner of the Employment Services of TCIG and it has left nearly 20 men destitute. In a follow up yesterday on the matter, which began three weeks ago and which continues to spawn demonstrations at the parking area of the now, Payless Grocery store, Magnetic Media learned that there have been 14 cases filed at the Labour Tribunal and that 11 of the Haitian men, who worked as long as 18 years at Price Club but were let go without severance pay, have hired attorney Peter McKnight.Gus could be facing a whopping payout if the men win their case. The plaintiffs showed us the letter they received on July 17, 2016 to say the store was suffering too much loss and was unable to compete in the current market; the letter told them the company would not rebound and will open for the final time on Sunday August 7, 2016. The problem here is, by law, there should be a two month notice and because there was not, the men are owed that two months of salary. Add to this, the Employment Ordinance 2014 explains that the plaintiffs are supposed to be paid two weeks for every year once they had been employed at Price Club for two years. One man showed us what the Labour Department calculated as owing to him; it was over $16,000 and he had only been employed since 2011… the staff who were on for 18 years will be entitled to far more. Again, the case is now with the Labour Tribunal.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Monday, April 30, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of showers, mainly after 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 50. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.In The Community: GOOD LUCK to those participating in the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce’s Golf Tournament at the Tewksbury Country Club. The event is SOLD OUT. Event sponsors include Align Credit Union, Commonwealth Financial Network, and Lowell Five. Hole sponsors include Abundant Life, Align Credit Union, Escapology, JCW Title, Local Property Shop, Mark Kratman, Marshall’s Autobody Experts, PC Independent Consultant, Wamesit Lanes, and Wilder Construction.At Wilmington Public Schools: The Wildwood & Boutwell School Advisory Council meets at 9:30am at the Boutwell. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington Middle School PAC meets at 6pm at WMS.At The Library: Domestic Affairs Discussion at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Blood Pressure at 9:30am. SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Quilting at 1pm. Wii Bowling at 1pm. [Learn more HERE.]Go Wildcats!: 5 Wilmington High School games are scheduled. See the schedule HERE.(NOTE: Cover photo is from Jamie Boudreau of Airgoz Aerial Photography. What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing email@example.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For April 6, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For April 10, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale struck Dahanu in Palghar district.Representational image | ReutersYou can call it a mere coincidence or element of luck, but many of the earthquake predictions made by self-proclaimed seismic researcher Frank Hoogerbeets have turned true in the recent months. Last April, Hoogerbeets had warned that a powerful earthquake will jolt the planet, and interestingly, in the same timeline, a major tremor hit Arunachal Pradesh, India. Even though the scientific community has continuously dismissed Hoogerbeets’ claims, conspiracy theorists strongly believe that the predictions made by the researcher using an advanced system named SSGI (Solar System Geometry Index) are authentic.Now, Frank Hoogerbeets has warned that a strong earthquake which will measure 7 in the Richter scale will hit earth either on May 05 or 06. In a recent post on his website Ditrianum, Hoogerbeets revealed that a critical lunar geometry is responsible for triggering this earthquake.Hoogerbeets strongly believes that lunar geometry and planetary alignment have a direct impact on triggering earthquakes. As per Hoogerbeets, rare alignments of planets and moon are capable of destabilizing the tectonic plates here on earth, and this is causing increased seismic activities during this time.Even though Hoogerbeets is quite sure about the possible occurrence of the earthquake, he failed to reveal the exact area where this major tremor is going to hit. It should be noted that an earthquake measuring 7 in the Richter scale is quite strong, and it will cause serious casualties and structural damage in the area which will be affected.In the meantime, a section of conspiracy theorists has started claiming that it is actually the arrival of Nibiru which is causing increased seismic activities on earth. As per these conspiracy theorists, Nibiru is a rogue space body which will cause apocalypse on the earth. These conspiracy theorists believe that the gravitational field of Nibiru is so strong, and it is the real cause behind the destabilization of tectonic plates on earth.
BNP leader Sadek Hossain Khoka. File PhotoA Dhaka court on Wednesday sentenced four people, including former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) and BNP leader Sadek Hossain Khoka, to 10 years jail in a corruption case, reports UNB.The case was filed for alleged corruption in leasing a multi-storey car parking structure in the capital’s Banani area.The court of Dhaka divisional special judge Mizanur Rahman Khan awarded the sentence following a hearing on the case.The three other convicts are DCC Unique Complex Shop Owners’ Association president Abdul Baten Nakib, its general secretary Mahmud Hasan Azad and car parking manager HM Tarek.The court also fined two million taka to Khoka while one million each to the other convicts.A court framed charges against the BNP leader and three others in the case on 29 November 2015.A lower court issued an arrest warrant of BNP leader Khoka on 24 June 2015 as he did not appear in the court on the hearing day.Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) deputy director Nur Hossain, also investigation officer of the case, submitted a charge-sheet against the four accused on 11 November 2012.On 15 February 2012, ACC assistant director M Mahbubul Alam filed the case with Shahbagh police station on charge of misappropriating Tk 38.2 million from the car parking project.According to the prosecution, Dhaka City Corporation invited a tender in 2003 to lease out Banani Unique Complex’s basement as car parking.The DCC had been deprived of over Tk 3.08 million from February 2003 to February 2011 as the then mayor Khoka in connivance with other accused stayed the tender process.
Listen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Metro Screenshot The Downtown District’s Bob Eury presented his ideas for expanded park and ride service before Metro’s Strategic Planning Committee.The Management District’s Transportation Committee is floating a new plan called Metro MAX. The proposal includes seven-day-a-week service from Metro’s park and ride lots with commuter buses running in both directions. Speaking before Metro’s Strategic Planning Committee, District Executive Director Bob Eury said a lot of people who live downtown now actually work out in the suburbs.“And it’s not all sort of the way it’s been where I live in the suburbs and come to work in the central part of the city,” added Eury. “The game has changed on us at this point.”Metro board member Christof Spieler said Houston already has the infrastructure in place to implement some of those ideas fairly quickly.“I think it would be a very worthwhile thing for us to do, to basically corridor by corridor, look at where are the low-hanging fruits in moving to this,” explained Spieler.And Spieler added that the I-10 corridor might be a good place to start.“It would be really great to have a transit center at Gessner and I-10 so that buses can stop there on their way to the Energy Corridor, which adds another major employment center to the mix,” said Spieler. “I could see a Memorial City circulator bus.”Metro said it’s currently reviewing the Downtown District’s suggestions as it develops a new regional transit plan. CEO Tom Lambert said they’ve also brought TxDOT into the discussion. 00:00 /01:05 X
×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Like the film, “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” uses puppets, which were created by Jim Henson Co.’s Creature Shop and Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer — there’s no CGI in the series.The series is directed by Louis Leterrier, executive produced by Leterrier, Lisa Henson, and Halle Stanford, with co-executive producers Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, and Blanca Lista.The Gelfling characters are voiced by Taron Egerton (Rian), Anya Taylor-Joy (Brea) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Deet), along with Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong and Alicia Vikander.The Skeksis and Mystics are voiced by Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg and Andy Samberg.Here’s a selection of images from “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” Netflix released Tuesday: Popular on Variety A series based on Jim Henson’s fantasy world of “The Dark Crystal” is coming to Netflix this summer.The streamer announced that all 10 episodes of “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” produced by the Jim Henson Co., will launch Friday, August 30 — and Netflix released several first-look photos from the series (see below).“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” returns to the world of Thra in a prequel to the 1982 movie. When three Gelfling heroes — voiced by Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nathalie Emmanuel — discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.The original film, which Jim Henson co-directed with Frank Oz, grossed over $40 million on a $16 million budget. It was one of only three feature films Henson directed in his career, along with “The Great Muppet Caper” and “Labyrinth.” Netflix ordered the one-hour series in 2017.
© 2011 PhysOrg.com More information: Influence of coastal vegetation on the 2004 tsunami wave impact in west Aceh, PNAS, Published online before print November 7, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1013516108AbstractIn a tsunami event human casualties and infrastructure damage are determined predominantly by seaquake intensity and offshore properties. On land, wave energy is attenuated by gravitation (elevation) and friction (land cover). Tree belts have been promoted as “bioshields” against wave impact. However, given the lack of quantitative evidence of their performance in such extreme events, tree belts have been criticized for creating a false sense of security. This study used 180 transects perpendicular to over 100 km on the west coast of Aceh, Indonesia to analyze the influence of coastal vegetation, particularly cultivated trees, on the impact of the 2004 tsunami. Satellite imagery; land cover maps; land use characteristics; stem diameter, height, and planting density; and a literature review were used to develop a land cover roughness coefficient accounting for the resistance offered by different land uses to the wave advance. Applying a spatial generalized linear mixed model, we found that while distance to coast was the dominant determinant of impact (casualties and infrastructure damage), the existing coastal vegetation in front of settlements also significantly reduced casualties by an average of 5%. In contrast, dense vegetation behind villages endangered human lives and increased structural damage. Debris carried by the backwash may have contributed to these dissimilar effects of land cover. For sustainable and effective coastal risk management, location of settlements is essential, while the protective potential of coastal vegetation, as determined by its spatial arrangement, should be regarded as an important livelihood provider rather than just as a bioshield. Citation: Computer model suggests tsunamis could be blunted by coastal trees (2011, November 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-11-tsunamis-blunted-coastal-trees.html (PhysOrg.com) — One of the biggest problems with tsunamis is that they are so hit or miss. Major ones only occur every ten years or so, and the likelihood of any one place being hit is extremely small. This results in very little preparation being undertaken for such occurrences by people in areas that could be hit. The end result is that when a tsunami does strike, it’s typically devastating. One solution suggested over the years is that coastal communities plant trees between the sea and the community; the idea being that the trees might slow or blunt the force of the waves. Unfortunately, not much work has been done to test this theory, mostly because it’s virtually impossible to predict when and where a tsunami will strike. Now however, a group of German researchers has designed a computer program, as described in their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that suggests planting trees really might help lessen destruction and loss of life. Trees won’t stop tsunamis, scientists warn Explore further To get over the problem of not being able to study tsunamis directly, scientists have been turning more and more to computer modeling. Last year for example, a team from Ireland developed a model that helped explain the pendulum effect that can cause bigger waves in some tsunamis. In this latest study a German group working out of the University of Hohenheim has created a model to simulate the devastating tsunami that struck the Aceh part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra in 2004. They replicated both the geography of the area there and the tsunami that struck and then measured the effects of the tsunami, both with and without protective vegetation.As expected the model clearly showed a correlation between damage that resulted and distance from the sea shore i.e. those closest to the sea took the brunt of the force of the waves. When trees were added to the model between the community and the sea however, the model showed an average reduction in destruction of five percent. Smaller plants such as cacao or coffee plants provided less protection, just three percent.The model also showed that if trees are planted behind the community, the destruction tends to be worse as they appear to prevent people from escaping, and provide more dangerous flotsam. It also seems possible that if the trees blunt the force, some of that energy might be bounced back into the community.Unfortunately, despite these findings, it’s not likely that many communities will start covering their shores with dense tree growth, as it would spoil the view; a highly valued commodity in most coastal regions. Indian Ocean (Jan. 2, 2005). A village near the coast of Sumatra lays in ruin after the Tsunami that struck South East Asia. Image: Wikipedia This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Bengali New year couldn’t have had a better welcome. In a recently organised festival called ‘Baisakhi’, traditional and contemporary folk musicians of Bengal came together to celebrate the day and promote the traditional folk music of Bengal. The festival was organised by the Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage, on April 15, at Cafe Ekante, Eco Park, in collaboration with The Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco). The festival which saw some unique performances of Jhumur dance, Baul singing, and folk dance groups, was inaugurated by the chairman of WB, HIDCO, Debashish Sen. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis was the second time the Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage organised the ‘Baisakhi’ festival.Last year, they started a project called ‘Vintage’ by collaborating with the Forest Department of the government of West Bengal to develop an alternative livelihood for Sundarban people to reduce wildlife and human conflict. During the project, they provided workshops and direct market linkage for Gamcha (local towel) weaving to the local women. Beneficiaries from Sundarban also came with the products to showcase their unique talents with their inspiring stories of the journey of empowerment. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveKolkata Society for Cultural Heritage (KSCH) is a social enterprise functioning at the grass root level for the permanent developmental changes of rural, urban and tribal areas of India. It is a government registered organization functioning from 2012 in several sectors like livelihood, education, health, sanitation and other sociological sectors. They are also working to foster the socio-economical structure by using different livelihood generating methods. Currently, KSCH is operational at West and East Medinipur, Hooghly, Nadia, and South-24-Parganas. To promote traditional culture and art forms, KSCH gives the non-profit platforms to poor artists.