Ace shooter Gagan Narang fetched the first individual medal for the country by bagging silver medal as India launched their campaign in the Asian Games with two silvers on the opening day of competitions which was marked by the controversial elimination of Olympic hero Abhinav Bindra.Narang, the hero of the recent Commonwealth Games in Delhi with four gold medals, claimed the silver in the 10m air rifle individual event and then teamed up with Bindra and Sanjeev Rajput to add another silver in the team event.Barring Narang’s effort, none of the other shooters could make much impression at the Aoti shooting range where Bindra was controversially eliminated in the qualifying stage due to a “technical error” over a particular shot.The Indian camp cried foul over Bindra’s 42nd shot in the 60-shot preliminaries as they felt the Olympic gold medallist had shot nine but seven points were awarded.”The score given was a 7 but we were quite sure it was a 9. I went to Abhinav who also thought it was closer to 9 but was not sure about it. Had we protested and we would have lost two points as penalty. It was Abhinav’s call who had the team’s chances also in his mind,” said Indian coach Stanislaus Lapidus.Narang, the lone Indian to qualify for the individual finals, matched China’s 2004 Athens Olympic champion Zhu Qinan shot for shot before the latter captured the gold by shooting past his Indian Rival in the last three shots.The 27-year-old Narang settled for the silver after giving Qinan a run for his money in the ten-shot finals. He tallied of 700.7 points behind Qinan’s gold-winning effort of 702. Korean Kim Kwon won the bronze with 700.0.advertisement”I am extremely happy to have carried the Indian flag in the Opening Ceremony yesterday and I am very happy that we have won two silver medals. There are two more events left for me and I am hoping for the best,” said Narang who was initially reluctant to be the country’s flag-bearer as his event was scheduled early this morning.Away from the shooting ranges, there was little to cheer for the large Indian contingent with the shuttlers and women tennis players being knocked out in the first round of the team events. All the Indian cylists also fell by the wayside in the track eventsIn the team event, Narang, Bindra and Rajput combined for a score of 1783, a point adrift of gold medal winning Chinese team comprising Jikang Yu, Qinan Zhu and Yifei Cao. Korea settled for the bronze in this event.While Narang shot a score 597, Bindra and Rajput managed identical tallies of 593.Indian weightlifters fail to impress on Day One in Asian GamesIndians expectedly finished in the bottom half of the results chart in the weightlifting events on the first day of the competitions in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Saturday.Commonwealth Games silver medallist Soniya Chanu improved upon her CWG performance by lifting a total of 170kg (75+95) but still finished fifth in women’s 48kg category. She had lifted 167kg (73+94) in the CWG.CWG bronze medallist, Sandhya Rani finished sixth in the eight lifters field with a total of 158kg (70+88), which is seven kilogram less than her CWG effort.China’s Wang Mingjuan ran away with the gold medal with a total lift of 285kg. She created new records in both snatch and clean and jerk with efforts of 91kg and 95kg respectively.Thailand’s Pensiri Laosirikul won the silver with a lift of 192kg (83+109) while the bronze went to Chen Wei-Ling of Chinese Taipei who had a total lift of 191kg (86+105).In men’s 56kg, V Srinivasa Rao and Sukhen Dey finished eighth and 10th respectively with below par performances.Rao lifted 245kg (110+135), three kilogram less than his bronze-winning effort in the Commonwealth Games.Dey, who won a silver in the Commonwealth Games, was far below his best with a total lift of 230kg (104+126), a whopping 12 kilogram less than his CWG performance.World champion Wu Jingbiao of China won gold with a total lift of 285kg (133+152), seven kilogram less than his effort at the World Championships in Turkey in September.South Korean Cha Kum Chol, who finished third in the World Championships, expectedly won the silver with a total lift of 276kg (128+148), which is four kilogram less than his effort in Turkey.Indonesia’s Jadi Setiadi won the bronze with a total lift of 271kg (120+151).With inputs from PTI
The Indian Super League 2019-20 is all set to kick-off on Sunday (October 20). The inaugural match of the sixth edition will see two-time champions ATK, previously known as Atletico de Kolkata, travel to the southern part of India to face Kerala Blasters. The ISL 2019-20 Kerala Blasters FC vs ATK match will be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi.Kerala Blaster, who will enjoy a home crowd advantage, will look to begin the campaign on a winning note. ATK, on the other hand, will begin their battle without striker Jobby Justin and defender Anas Edathodika. Both the players are ruled out as they serving their suspension. The Indian Super League 2019-20 fixture Kerala Blasters FC vs ATK will commence at 7:30 pm. Opening Ceremony Live Streaming Kerala Blasters have revamped their entire foreign contingent, bringing in some established names like Bartholomew Ogbeche, Gianni Zuiverloon, Mario Arques and the likes apart from a few promising players like Raphaël Messi Bouli.They also have a few young Indian stars like Sahal Abdul Samad. But the absence of Sandesh Jhingan will be a huge blow for them. Though they have brought in a replacement in Raju Gaikwad, Schattorie concedes that their preparations have been far from ideal.What time will Indian Super League 2019-20 Kerala Blasters vs ATK match start?The ISL 2019-20 Kerala Blasters vs ATK match is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. The match between the Kerala Blasters and ATK will be at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 Kerala Blasters vs ATK match on TV?The Kerala Blasters vs ATK clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 Kerala Blasters vs ATK match on live streaming?The live streaming of Kerala Blasters vs ATK clash, Indian Super league 2019-20 will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. atkbengaluru fcchennaiyin fcfc goa First Published: October 20, 2019, 10:39 AM IST
Manchester United Man Utd Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Crystal Palace Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 00:48 3/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester United Premier League Crystal Palace v Manchester United Crystal Palace Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Selhurst Park on Monday After a relatively quiet week by Manchester United’s standards, Jose Mourinho takes his side to Crystal Palace on Monday night to close out the Premier League weekend calendar.Regardless of the results which precede it, United will be desperate to pick up three points in order to keep some distance between themselves and the other Champions League challengers.Having come from behind to beat Chelsea last Sunday, United will be hopeful of taking that form into their trip to Selhurst Park. With huge games to follow against Liverpool, Sevilla and Brighton in three different competitions, Mourinho will want his troops to be firing for the month ahead. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Man Utd injuriesUnited will be missing six first-team players for Monday night’s fixture. Ander Herrera’s muscle injury means he sits out, while Daley Blind remains unavailable as he continues his rehab from an ankle problem.Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones have also been ruled out with knocks, with Mourinho confirming on Friday that they cannot be considered for selection.Marouane Fellaini is another player who is out, but he could be back by the end of the month after surgery on a left knee issue. As Mourinho explained on Friday: “He’s still a young player, his injury had a little surgery, a minor surgery, and he will be back to play again in a couple of weeks.”Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back in training but is still concerned about the continuing effects of surgery on his ACL damage, meaning he will not be making the trip to south-east London on Monday.Man Utd suspensionsUnited have no suspension issues, and the same is true of Roy Hodgson’s side.Man Utd potential starting line-upJose Mourinho could well stick with largely the same side which beat Chelsea last week, although that’s not to say he won’t have a number of selection headaches to overcome first.Eric Bailly is back fit and available, and it may well suit his manager to give him a run-out at Selhurst Park on Monday before the more high-profile fixtures which come later in the month. Either one of Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof could step aside for the Ivorian should Mourinho decide to bring him into the starting XI.Jesse Lingard is pushing for a start having headed home the winner against Chelsea, but none of Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku could be claimed to have disappointed at Old Trafford either. Juan Mata could also be considered.Crystal Palace team newsWhen United met Palace last, Roy Hodgson’s side remained goalless after seven straight defeats to start the season and were facing up to hosting Chelsea next. But having seen off the Premier League champions, the Eagles have been on a remarkable rise which at one point had seen them reach mid-table.But a backward step of late has seen them slip to 17th on the back of five straight games without a win, and with a continuing lengthy injury list to cope with Hodgson is ever more reliant on a handful of players pulling them out of releagtion trouble.They could do with more goals out of Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha over the remainder of the campaign, with the front pair having grabbed a total of six league strikes between them all season compared to midfielder Luca Milivojevic’s seven.Beyond their extensive injury list, Palace are also without Tim Fosu-Mensah on Monday due to Premier League rules which prevent loanees from taking part against their parent clubs.TV channel & kick-off timeThe match at Old Trafford kicks off at 20:00 GMT on Monday, with live coverage available in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League beginning at 19:00.Best Opta match facts Crystal Palace haven’t won any of their 17 Premier League meetings with Manchester United – the most a team has played another without a single victory in the competition (D3 L14). Indeed, Manchester United are unbeaten in 19 top-flight games against Crystal Palace (W16 D3 L0), since a 0-3 loss at Selhurst Park in May 1991 courtesy of goals from Ian Wright and John Salako (2). Crystal Palace have only scored in four of their 17 Premier League games against Man Utd, netting just five goals in total. Crystal Palace have lost all eight of their Premier League games this season that have not featured Wilfried Zaha, scoring just once and conceding 18 in these games. Manchester United haven’t lost three consecutive Premier League away games since January 1996, while Jose Mourinho has only lost three straight away league games once in his managerial career (August 2006 with Chelsea). Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku have combined for six Premier League goals this season (3 assists each to each other) – no Man Utd partnership has had more in a single Premier League campaign, with Martial/Rooney in 2015-16 the last duo to get this many. Paul Pogba has scored in both of his Premier League games against Crystal Palace – they’re currently the only team he’s scored both home and away against in the competition. Anthony Martial has had a hand in more goals as a substitute than any other player in the Premier League this season (6, 4 goals 2 assists). Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)Tragedy struck the Wyoming football team over the weekend. Hayward High School defensive end Naphtali Moimoi, a Wyoming signee, is missing and presumed dead after being swept out to sea.According to ABC News, Moimoi fell off a boogie board on Thursday at Poplar State Beach near Half Moon Bay in California. The strong current swept him out to sea, and rescue efforts were ended on Friday.The 6-foot-4, 265-pound defensive end was a two-star prospect coming out of high school. He broke several school records during his high school career.Per the ABC report, Moimoi’s family are continuing to return to the beach in hopes that his body will be found.Authorities in California believe Wyoming signee DL Naphtali Moimoi has drowned after being swept out to sea from a beach on Thursday; he was reportedly on a boogie board at Half Moon Bay when he was swept to sea by a rip current: https://t.co/UMADwLvmu3— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) April 22, 2019The Wyoming football program was one of the only FBS schools that had offered Moimoi a scholarship.He would have joined a Cowboys program that is rated in the Top-100 for only the second time in years, per 247Sports.Last year Wyoming went 6-7 but missed out on a bowl invitation despite being eligible.Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Moimoi’s family and loved ones.
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 27: A general view of Michigan Stadium during the first quarter of the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines on September 27, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Two Big Ten football coaches are feuding ahead of the 2019 college football season. They used to work together.Michigan’s new offensive coordinator, Josh Gattis, used to work under now-Maryland head coach Mike Locksley when the latter was the play-caller at Alabama.Locksley spoke at Big Ten Media Days about Gattis’ lack of play-calling experience.Gattis responded on Wednesday while speaking to the media. He had a lengthy response: “I have tremendous amount of respect for Mike Locksley,” Gattis said. “He called every play. There was never any other comments about that.“(I’m) 100% confident. Mike Locksley can say I watched him call every play. Ask him where the game plans usually came from! I’m fine with that, you know what I mean? He called every play, and I’ve got a notebook upstairs with a lot of the game plans written down in them.“I’ve got tremendous respect for him. Obviously, things didn’t work out the way they (could have at Alabama). I consider him a friend and a mentor, and that’s the way I see it. I don’t have any bad feelings. He’s done a tremendous amount for my career. So I respect him for that.“But as far as my confidence level? It’s extremely high. I prepared for this opportunity. I put myself in a position of being able to be a figure that’s been important. And one of the things that I talk about, when you talk about playcalling and playing games, your call sheet is won Monday through Friday. What you call on Saturday is about putting your kids in a position to be successful. There’s been coordinators out there that have been coordinators for 20 years that aren’t successful. It’s not because they’ve been coordinators for 20 years, it’s because they’re not putting their kids in a position to be successful. You know, you win the game Monday through Friday. It’s something I’ve taken tremendous pride in throughout the years, is making sure I’m a big part of the game plan process at the places I’ve been.“And also – just because I haven’t called plays before, I’ve recommended a lot of plays during games. That’s where it comes down.Locksley then responded to Gattis’ comments on Saturday:“There’s a difference between suggestions and decisions. And I’m sure that notebook he has upstairs has a lot of suggestions in them. And hopefully he’ll utilize them in the right way and make good decisions like I did for Alabama,” he said.Mike Locksley on Josh Gattis’s comments:”There’s a difference between suggestions and decisions. And I’m sure that notebook he has upstairs has a lot of suggestions in them. And hopefully he’ll utilize them in the right way and make good decisions like I did for Alabama.” pic.twitter.com/Q8zdaRjbKv— Emily Giambalvo (@EmilyGiam) August 10, 2019OK then.The Maryland-Michigan game should be a little more interesting than usual this season.The Terps and the Wolverines are set to kick off at noon E.T. on Nov. 2. It’ll take place in College Park, Md.
Parade goers can enjoy the waterfront and warm up before the 14th Annual Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, Nov. 21. Waterfront Development Corporation Limited (WDCL) will once again host Warm Up on the Waterfront, offering free parking at its Lower Water Street lots for 24 hours beginning at noon on Saturday. Murphy’s Cable Wharf and Waterfront Warehouse will provide free hot chocolate from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. before the parade and the Dartmouth All-City Boys’ Choir will perform seasonal favorites near the Tour Boat Centre, 1751 Lower Water St. Free parking will be available at the Cable Wharf, Queen’s Landing, Block M, Marine Park, and Cunard lots and includes metered spots. Spots will be available on a first-come basis.
Not allowing executive bonuses to be paid, even in part, by ratepayers. Shareholders must fully pay any bonuses. Capping executive salaries at a level similar to a deputy minister in the provincial public sector. Shareholders must pay the salary above that level. Requiring NSPI to file multi-year rate applications to cut hearing costs, which can reach $2 million per hearing. Strengthening the UARB’s authority to order an independent review to look for savings in years without a rate hearing. Ensuring no additional rate increases until at least 2015. The province is ensuring Nova Scotians get the lowest, fairest electricity rates possible with legislation introduced today, Oct. 25, that restricts the costs Nova Scotia Power Incorporated (NSPI) can recover from ratepayers. “People are telling me that it’s not fair that executives at Nova Scotia Power have had their bonuses and salaries paid for by ratepayers when there are families struggling to make ends meet, and I agree,” said Energy Minister Charlie Parker. “With these proposed changes and the other steps we are taking to stabilize electricity rates over the long term, we are standing up for Nova Scotians.” The proposed amendments to the Public Utilities Act are from government’s commitment last month to limit factors that affect electricity rates. The changes include: “We are introducing these changes for the same reason we removed the 10 per cent provincial tax from electricity when we took office – to make it easier for families and those on fixed incomes to manage their household budget,” said Mr. Parker. “We are bringing greater fairness, predictability and certainty to electricity rates as we continue to move forward with our longer-term plan to get us off expensive dirty coal, into more renewable sources of energy.” The proposed changes were announced during the general rate application hearing in September. Based on 2012 salary levels, the cap on executive salaries is a savings of more than $500,000 from being charged to ratepayers each year. Draft regulations to support the bill were also released today for public comment. The regulations and details on how to submit comments can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/energy/public-consultation/ .
Oct. 7-13 is Fire Prevention Week and Nova Scotians are reminded of essential steps around how to escape safely in the event of a fire. This year’s theme is: Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere. “Every year in Nova Scotia, there are a number of house fires caused by heating equipment,” said Chuck Porter, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “It is important to have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified person.” Here are some fire safety tips: Fire prevention week is also a good time to test smoke alarms, replace batteries and ensure the device hasn’t expired. “Roughly three out of five fire deaths happen in homes with no working smoke alarms,” said Fred Jeffers, Nova Scotia’s Fire Marshal. “Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan.” For more information on fire prevention visit the Office of the Fire Marshal website at https://novascotia.ca/dma/firesafety/fireprevention.asp . look around your home for places fires could start. Identify and eliminate potential fire hazards listen for the sound of a smoke alarm and take it seriously. Once a smoke alarm sounds, there could be just minutes to escape safely. Go to a pre-arranged meeting place discussed in your home fire escape plan learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter
QUEBEC — Job postings at Quebec’s largest school board have begun including the requirement that new teachers not wear religious symbols or face coverings on the job, in accordance with the province’s new secularism law.The Commission scolaire de Montreal said Thursday it will present a report next week to its council of commissioners to discuss the implementation of Bill 21.The apparent reversal comes after the board said in June it needed to delay applying the legislation for one year in order to consult with schools, parents and other stakeholders.The board’s position was welcomed by Quebec Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge, who said he was pleased but not surprised by the decision.Roberge and Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette said in June that no exceptions would be granted, and that the law would apply in Montreal like everywhere else.Religious and civil liberties groups are challenging the legislation, which prohibits some public sector workers, including teachers and police officers, from wearing religious symbols at work.The Canadian Press
DENVER — The company behind the Mont Tremblant and Blue Mountain ski resorts has signed an agreement to be acquired in a friendly deal valued at US$1.5 billion, including debt.Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc. said Monday that U.S. ski resort company Aspen Skiing Co. and private equity firm KSL Capital Partners have agreed to pay US$23.75 per share in cash.Intrawest CEO Thomas Marano says the offer is a 40 per cent premium over where the company’s shares were before a report in January speculating that it was exploring a potential sale. Intrawest shares closed at US$25.30 on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange.In addition to Tremblant and Blue Mountain, Intrawest has Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado, Snowshoe in West Virginia and Stratton in Vermont.‘A peak year for travel into Canada’: Hotel sector investments hit $4B as weaker loonie attracts Chinese capitalIt also has an adventure travel business including heli-skiing company Canadian Mountain Holidays and a real estate business.Aspen Skiing Co. owns and operates four mountains: Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. It also has hotels, retail and rental operations.The transaction is expected to close by the end of the third quarter of this year and is subject to certain closing conditions including regulatory approvals.The Canadian Press
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Wolfenstein 3D, one of the most important and memorable PC games of all time, was released in 1992. That’s 20 years since it changed the way many of us thought about video games, video game violence, and totally insane boss fights. It might not have been the earliest first-person perspective game, nor was it the first FPS game, and some people would probably say Doom had a greater impact, but the effect of Wolf3D on gaming, and culture, cannot be denied.In celebration of the game’s 20th anniversary, which happened this past Saturday, Bethesda Software has made the full game free-to-play on its site. (Bethesda Software’s parent company, Zenimax, acquired iD Software, the developer of Wolfenstein 3D, in 2009.) That means all three episode are available to play, right now, in your browser.In addition to making the game free-to-play on its site and Facebook, Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum for iOS will be free to download today as well. It’s available through iTunes.I was able to spend some time playing the game and, not surprisingly, I had a good time. It’s a little bit clunky with the framerate feelings quite slow compared to what we’re used to these days, but most of that has to do with how old the game was designed. After all, it was made available 20 years ago, and it shipped on four 3.5-inch floppy disks. Let’s put it this way — the game’s minimum requirement was a 286 processor. Age-related issues aside, it’s Wolfenstein 3D, in all its glory. It’s bloody, not at all safe for work, and quite difficult, but it’s a foundational video game experience.Pro tip: Z is strafe.Play it at Bethsoft or Facebook.
Grandparents. Pappou and Yiayia! Sometimes we feel like they are angels sent from heaven and other times we feel like they’ve been put on this planet just to annoy us. Nevertheless, the special kind of love a child gets from a grandparent is a love they can’t get anywhere else.It is an important kind of love – very important in fact.In most parents’ minds, grandparents spoil their children. They are the ones who will constantly bend the rules by allowing their grandchildren to have everything. And by everything, we mean EVERYTHING. Biscuits, ice creams, lollies, arts and crafts, yummy food, homemade drinks and more. Much more. Quite frankly, the list is endless, although it can be narrowed down to one thing: Whatever it takes for the grandchildren to be happy. Do that!“From my professional experience with parent groups, a common issue that arises within Greek families is the grandparent issue,” says Greek Australian clinical psychologist Despina Pashalis, in an interview with Neos Kosmos.“While parents are more concerned with making sure that their child has eaten appropriately, slept on time, done their homework and has generally followed all the rules, grandparents will almost always ‘spoil’ the little ones, allowing their grandchild to do all those ‘naughty’ things they shouldn’t be doing,” Ms Pashalis explains.Psychologists describe this as ‘the warm and fuzzy’ grandparent feeling, which encourages young children to develop a strong and safe bond with their grandparents. Therefore, given that feelings of love and safety are the most fundamental needs we have as human beings, this special bond is what children benefit from in order to be able to grow into healthy adults.“Of course, our grandchildren are very special to us,” says 73-year-old pappou Dimitrios Kostomiris, who together with his wife Vasiliki are blessed with seven grandchildren.“These kids are our dream come true and what we live for. Our job is to look after them, teach them values and morals and give advice and guidance when they need it; sometimes even when they don’t ask for it.”Pappou Dimitrios Kostomiris with his granddaughter.According to Ms Pashalis, grandparents are there to provide feelings of safety and connection, and this ingredient in itself is an immense benefit to a child’s social, emotional and intellectual development.“Even if boundaries are overstepped, it is done within a loving and safe environment. Think about how many times people complain about their parents while in therapy. Has anybody ever complained about their grandparents? The answer is no!” says the psychologist.When ‘in trouble’ with their children, grandparents have the best Greek saying at hand; “Του παιδιού μου το παιδί, είναι δυό φορές παιδί μου (“my child’s child is twice my child”). And no Greek parent to this date has ever been able to argue with that.“I didn’t truly understand what this meant until I had my first grandchild,” says 67-year-old yiayia Jenny Mavrogiorgis.“After having three children of my own I thought they had taken up all the room in my heart and didn’t think I could love anyone else as much, but when my first grandchild arrived, I experienced a love so great, a love double that of my children and realised what it means to have a grandchild in your life. It is just so precious,” says the yiayia of five, who is entirely committed to giving her grandchildren what she feels is the most important thing of all. Quality time.“One thing most people don’t always realise is that grandparents, grandmothers in particular, are very good listeners and they are much more than just a major provider of childcare for working parents. I enjoy spending quality time with the kids so I can get to know them, listen to their stories and secrets and help bring out their individual characters,” she says.Yiayia Jenny Mavrogiorgis with her granddaughters having fun in the kitchen.Most of us associate the word ‘grandparent’ with yummy food, freedom and joy, as well as all of those warm feelings we need in order to develop into healthy adults, but the relationship goes much deeper than that.“A good yiayia gives unconditional love, makes the grandchild feel safe, comfortable and loved for who they are. Not for how well they perform in a test. In my opinion, a grandmother can be as effective as a teacher and in many ways coming to yiayia’s house is better than school,” continues yiayia Jenny.Greek-born childcare educator Eleni Tsegrenis compares the two.“I believe that what we give to children during their school years is very important, mainly because children are given the opportunity to be active and to interact with their peers.“Through forming strong friendships, children learn how to express their feelings, communicate their ideas and build their confidence. However, grandparents teach you the value of family and have the ability to give the sense of security and love in a way that no one else can. Children talk a lot with their grandparents, they talk about things that they often don’t even discuss with their parents and that’s what builds their social skills and helps encourage positive future behaviours,” Ms Tsegrenis tells Neos Kosmos. Seventy-five-year-old yiayia Vasiliki Kostomiris agrees that grandparents’ contribution to their grandchildren’s upbringing is crucial and that they are the connection between the children and the family history, culture and origin.“The love we have for our grandchildren is different to the love we have for our children. It was different when we were parents to our own kids. We worked hard and had little support. We are now the support that our family needs and in a position to give the children more of what the parents can’t. We close the gap that is there,” she says, and educators seem to also concur with this theory.“Grandparents often become surrogate parents due to their own children’s life circumstances and busy lifestyles.Yiayia Vasiliki Kostomiris teaching her granddaughter how to make Greek coffee.It is their wisdom and experience or even just the cooking or gardening experiences they share with the little ones that make children feel strong and proud. It’s about the way they tell a story, they hug and kiss and ultimately the way they say the most important words of all − I LOVE YOU,” continues Ms Tsegrenis. Growing up as a child whose parents had just migrated to Australia, mother of two boys herself, Ms Kathy Tellis, didn’t get the opportunity to meet her grandparents until she was nine years old. “When I finally got to meet them, the love and security they provided to me was as strong as that of my parents, except they spoilt us more.“Unfortunately I didn’t get to enjoy that on an ongoing basis and I always felt something was missing from my childhood. Therefore, when I had my own children, I craved for them to be surrounded by their grandparents’ unconditional love and learn more about family values,” says Ms Tellis.It seems that memories and knowledge grandparents share with their grandchildren gives them a sense of continuity and history that is important for their identity development, but one can’t help but wonder; is that how grandchildren feel?Now 14, Yiayia Vasiliki’s eldest granddaughter Victoria continues to crave and seek that connection while looking forward to “paying her grandparents back” in any way she can.“Pappou and yiayia understand the importance of family, teach us about their life back home which is essentially our history. They give to us a sense of tradition and culture and they provide guidance and life lessons which no school can provide. I know that my grandparents are always there for me and that their love is unconditional with no strings attached,” says Victoria.“At the same time, as the years go by I feel a sense of responsibility to be there for them also and help them in any way I can, for example, help them communicate in the English language. I love that I can do that for them.”Yiayia Vasiliki with her granddaughter Victoria.Despina Pashalis explains that children have the ability to immediately feel the connection with their past because in their eyes, their grandparents are also a sense of ‘history’, both on a personal and a cultural level. At the same time, life is so fast and demanding that parents are not often able to spend quality time with their children in order to discuss personal and cultural values. “These values, customs and traditions are, more often than not, passed on from grandparents, especially in the Greek culture,” she explains.Victoria’s mum, Maria Paneras, wants her children to experience and immerse themselves into what she describes as a “piece of history”.“Without their grandparents the girls’ Greekness would be in trouble of fading. The grandparents give the girls a sense of Greek pride. When the children visit their grandparents they behave differently than they do at home. It’s almost like all three grandchildren step out of the daily chaos and enter into a Greek village. They help prepare and eat more Greek food, they speak more Greek, they listen to Greek music and they dance to it. They even watch Greek television.“Grandparents are the connecting pieces of the family and they offer a different education to that which schools offer. It’s the education of life; belonging, family connections, traditions and culture, celebrations and customs. It’s all the little things which come together to help shape who we are.”Sixty-nine-year-old proud pappou Elias Mavrogiorgis is a great example of that.“My role in my grandchildren’s life is to teach them about our culture, our faith and our traditions and to become the conduit between them and their family history. Listening to stories of survival and resilience connects the kids with their heritage, gives them a sense of identity and the confidence to go through life’s journey,” he says.But it’s not only beneficial for the children to have grandparents around. Grandparents seem to also enjoy their once in a lifetime role; that of yiayia and pappou.“We certainly have a sense of pride when it comes to our grandchildren. I often tell people that my grandchildren are the most intelligent, most beautiful and the most loved children in the world. After all, that is what all grandfathers believe!” says pappou Elias.Pappou Elias Mavrogiorgis with his grandchildren.Ms Pashalis’ recent research thesis (December, 2015) also investigated the consequences of parental divorce in adults within Greece and how it affects the family unit. “Although western European research indicated that children of parental divorce are more likely to develop depression, cannot form relationships and academic achievement and career is affected, in comparison to children whose parents hadn’t divorced, our findings showed no difference, and no effects of parental divorce on children in Greece! And guess what? The majority of the children were being looked after by grandparents!“I think that says enough,” says Ms Pashalis, sending a clear message to parents who seek her advice on what to do with the ‘grandparent issue’.“Do nothing at all. Just be grateful that they are still around and let yiayia and pappou do what they do best. After all, it’s their JOB.”And by the sounds of things, they do it well. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
‘Red Dead Online’ Finally Fully LaunchesThe Actual Pinkertons Are Suing the Makers of ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Stay on target I could be playing more Red Dead Redemption 2 right now. I should be playing Red Dead Redemption 2 right now. Rockstar’s cowboy opus is right around the corner, and we’ve been playing our review copy as much as possible within an ethical work week. But we still have some ways to go before delivering final thoughts, as we explained this morning.But you don’t have to sink hours and hours into Red Dead Redemption 2 and its horseback conversations before the game gets your brain churning. Even just the first few hours we’ve played so far have offered plenty to chew on thematically as well as new gameplay systems to hogtie into submission like a runaway snitch. So here are some early thoughts on Red Dead Redemption 2’s hateful, grateful opening hours.I say hateful not necessarily because of the game’s tone, although surprising no one these 1899 outlaws have less-than-stellar things to say about non-white members of the gang. Rather, because cowboy movies are so much more influential than cowboy histories, the narrative players are first thrust into reminded me a lot of Quentin Tarantino’s 2015 cowboy chamber piece The Hateful Eight, a comparison I’m sure Rockstar loves considering the strong cinema envy throughout pretty much its entire output.Don’t worry, the whole game isn’t about you being stuck in a snowy cabin. But the beginning sure is. A sharp contrast from sparse deserts of the Mexico-border setting in the first Red Dead Redemption, the sequel initially has you trudging through the snow in our cowboy boots spotting targets by oil lanterns during shootouts. The opening also has a similar desperate paranoia as your gang huddles together to stay warm and tell whatever lies are necessary to seize the nearby shelter. And it looks gorgeous in a wide, pastoral, 70mm way. The setting sun obscured by blizzard winds make this journey feel doomed even if you don’t have the haunting context of the first Red Dead, which this is a prequel to.Once your camp is established, the first camp of several we set up as we moved across the game’s slowly opening map, you’re then tasked with not just surviving but thriving. Dutch’s commitment to living free that he bestows on the rest of the gang, including player character Arthur Morgan and Red Dead 1 hero John Marston, is why they view themselves as more honorable than lesser gangs like the O’Driscolls even as their way of life fades away. The next few missions are meant to make you feel grateful for what you have like camaraderie with the gang as you skillfully shoot your way through a ramshackle O’Driscoll hideout or hunting skill to find fresh deer meat on the treacherous mountain to feed your starving people with.The gameplay systems used to make these points aren’t revolutionary but feature the polish and craft you expect from Rockstar’s undervalued employees. I still don’t enjoy the touchy horse-riding controls but respect the confident methodical pace they force on you. The old-timey guns (after you clean them) still cut down foes with the dramatic heft of a spaghetti Western movie, even if you don’t slow down time with dead-eye. And maybe it’s because these earlier linear tutorial missions are set on a multi-tiered mountain instead of more expansive open-world, but the fact that general combat and navigation totally holds up with action-adventure games like the new Tomb Raider is a real improvement for Rockstar.Now that I’m off of the mountain (which also has shades of Skyrim’s opening) and in greener pastures, I don’t know yet how the rest of Red Dead Redemption 2 will play out, what it’ll feel like or which movies it will remind me of. But the opening was powerful enough that, again, I really should be playing more right now. Not that many more people need convincing about this game, but if you were on the fence, hopefully you have a better idea of what to expect at the start. Look out for more Red Dead Redemption 2 thoughts as we play more of it.For more on Red Dead Redemption 2, to tide you over until you can play for yourself, check out the latest gameplay trailer and character portraits and fancy special edition.View as: One Page Slides1/121. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
In an effort to increase its reach into the sustainable industries market, Los Angeles-based EBITDA Media has acquired a stake in Sustainable Life Media, a b-to-b e-newsletter, online community, research and event company.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.EBITDA Media was founded in 2006 by William F. Cobert, a former president and CEO of Canon Communications. Cobert was replaced at Canon by Apprise Media CEO Charlie McCurdy. Apprise acquired Canon in 2005 for $200 million.EBITDA Media owns Green Media Enterprises, a media company that produced the Green East and Green West expos and conferences. The company is backed by private equity media buyout firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Police Department:On October 1, 1962, Congress, by a joint resolution, authorized and requested President John F. Kennedy to designate May 15 of each year as “Peace Officers Memorial Day,” and the week in which it falls as “National Police Week” to pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and to voice our appreciation for all those who currently serve on the front lines of the battle against crime.In honor of Police Week, members of the Wilmington Police Department will be wearing special patches throughout the month of May. This is the third and final specialty patch that will be worn by our Officers. Patches will be available for sale to the general public for $10 with all proceeds going to the New England Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). You can learn about their mission to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty at https://newenglandcops.org/.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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”Wilmington Police Launch ‘Police Explorers’ Program For Young Adults Interested In Law Enforcement CareerIn “Police Log”Wilmington Police Department’s New Explorers Program Now Accepting ApplicationsIn “Police Log”
In Episode 9, we talk about Wade Marrs leading the way to Ruby, run/rest strategies, two-way communications,and a story from Iditarod past.And, if you’re looking for more Iditarod content, check out “I-Kid-A-Pod,” produced by a fourth grade class in Wisconsin.Listen now
Police officers in Anchorage are seizing more heroin than almost any other drug.Listen nowDuring a presentation to the Assembly’s public safety committee today, Anchorage Police Department officials shared figures on confiscations of illegal substances. Between March and August, officers intercepted 870 grams of heroin — the equivalent of roughly 9,000 individual doses. Most of that came from street-level enforcement by the Community Action Policing team.Separately, the department’s Vice unit, which focuses on larger drug cases, seized two kilos worth of opium, which they say equates to about 20,000 doses for opioid users.The only drug confiscated at a higher volume between March and August in the municipality was marijuana being sold outside the state’s regulated legal market. Officers also seized 334.5 grams of methamphetamine, which remains a significant problem in Anchorage.APD Chief Justin Doll, told the Assembly that policing drug offenses remains one of the department’s best strategies for investigating more serious property and violent crimes.
Myanmar BGP shoots Rohingya child along border. Photo: UNBA Rohingya child suffered bullet wounds in firing by Border Guard Police (BGP) in Myanmar along the Tumbru border of Naikkhonchhari upazila in Bandarban on Thursday, reports UNB.The injured is Ansar Ullah, 13, son of Zamir Hossain of Raymonkhali village in Maungdaw township of Rakhine state. He was currently residing at Konapara Rohingya camp along the Zero Point.Commanding officer of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Battalion-25 lieutenant colonel Noman Hossain said the incident took place inside the Myanmar territory near pillar No 34/1 of Naikkhongchhari border around 5:00pm when the child entered Myanmar to collect firewood.Later, other inmates of the Rohingya camp rescued the child and took him to MSF Hospital of Kutupalong camp in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar, he said, adding that BGB members remain on high alert in the bordering areas.Naikkhonchhari Upazila Nirbahi Officer Sadia Afrin Kochi said the administration was informed about the matter.Meanwhile, Rohingya leader at the Konapara Rohingya camp Dil Mohammad claimed that the incident of firing took place at the Zero Point when the child went near the barbed-wire fence.After the incident, panic spread among 4,000 Rohingya who were staying at the camp. Many of them entered Bangladesh out of fear, he said.Ansar Ullah along with his family members fled to Bangladesh during the military crackdown in Rakhine in December last year, Dil Mohammad added.
Logo of BNPA high-profile BNP delegation is going to meet home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday afternoon to discuss party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s health condition and her treatment, reports UNB.BNP standing committee members, led by its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, will meet the minister at 2:30pm at his secretariat office as per the schedule given by him, Khaleda’s personal secretary ABM Sattar told UNB on Monday.He said the home minister has given his nod for talks with the BNP delegation as Fakhrul contacted him over phone Monday.Sattar said most of the standing committee members will accompany Fakhrul during the meeting.He said the BNP delegation will discuss various issues relating to Khaleda Zia’s treatment and her illness.BNP leaders have long been alleging for the last few days that their chairperson’s health condition has deteriorated sharply and she needs to receive better treatment.Earlier in the day, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said Khaleda Zia herself told the makeshift court on Sunday that her physical condition is not god. “Like the country’s people, we’re very worried about her gradually falling health condition.”The BNP leader called upon prime minister Sheikh Hasina to shun ‘brutal and vindictive’ attitude towards her arch rival and former prime minister Khaleda Zia.”Release our leader instead of creating any obstacle towards granting her bail. Even, such inhuman attitude was not shown to the political prisoners in the colonial era. Don’t sacrifice civilisation, justice and humanity only to cling to power illegally. Eschew inhumanity and allow our leader to receive proper treatment through releasing her from jail,” he said.He also announced that their party will form a human chain in front of the Nation Press Club from 11am to 12pm on Wednesday demanding the unconditional release of Khaleda Zia and proper treatment of her.BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been in jail since a special court convicted her in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on 8 February last year. BNP termed the case politically motivated.