Ronaldo surprised by increasing criticism

first_imgRonaldo also scored twice in Madrid’s Champions League opener this season, a 3-0 win against APOEL. But he was criticized by many after a poor performance in a 1-0 home loss against Real Betis in the Spanish league. The Portuguese missed several chances in that game, including clear opportunities in front of goal.“I’m happy because I know that when everything is normal, that when I’m well and the opportunities appear, I will score,” Ronaldo said. “Sometimes the goalkeepers will make saves, or the woodwork will stop me, but this is part of football.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I always work the same way,” Ronaldo said. “I’m an example as a professional. I never become desperate, although some people may think that I do. I’m always with a healthy mind, a clear mind, prepared for great challenges and for the criticism, which is getting worse.”This is not the first — or likely last — time that Ronaldo has complained about criticism against him. ButRonaldo reiterated that he is happy playing in Madrid and that he never said he wanted to leave, as widely reported after a tax-fraud investigation in Spain earlier this year. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, right, and Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, rear, gesture during a Champions League Group H soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid at the BVB stadium in Dortmund, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo says criticism against him is getting worse, and he doesn’t think it’s fair.Ronaldo made his comments after scoring twice in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday.“It seems that match after match I have to show who I am,” Ronaldo said. “I’m surprised by the public opinion about me. Again, the numbers speak for themselves.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Ateneo still undefeated Read Next Ronaldo’s season got off to a slow start after a five-match suspension for shoving a referee in the Spanish Super Cup final. He has scored five goals in six games so far. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES “You didn’t hear that from me,” Ronaldo said. “People talk about Cristiano every day, everywhere in the world. If I had to answer to all the people who talk about me, I would only do that, and it can’t be that way. I live for football and for my family, the rest is secondary. Everything that involves the name of Cristiano is news everywhere in the world, it’s normal. When you are a big name, people will always talk about you.”Ronaldo dismissed questions about a possible new contract with Madrid, saying that’s for club president Florentino Perez to talk about.But Ronaldo also said he doesn’t feel Madrid depends on him to succeed.“When Cristiano is not playing, Real Madrid remains the same,” he said. “I see Real Madrid strong, with a great team, a great squad. It’s not about individual players.”The game against Dortmund marked Ronaldo’s 400th appearance with Real Madrid since his debut in 2009. He is the club’s all-time scoring leader with 412 goals.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentslast_img read more

Team India leaves for West Indies to play four-Test series

first_imgVirat Kohli-led 16-member Indian squad on Tuesday night left for the West Indies to play a four-match Test series, starting July 21. (Virat Kohli and Co. fail ‘one hour test’ at preparatory camp)The team was accompanied by its newly appointed head coach Anil Kumble and other support staff. (Anil Kumble chairs meeting with Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni)India will open the tour with a two-day game against the West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts on July 9 and 10 followed by a three-day warm-up fixture at the same venue from July 14 to 16.The opening Test is scheduled at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua from July 21 to 25. (Coach Anil Kumble to double up as team photographer in West Indies)The other three Test matches are scheduled to be held at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica (Jul 30-Aug 3), Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia (Aug 9-13) and Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad (Aug 18-22).India last toured the Caribbean islands for a Test series in 2011 that the visitors clinched 1-0 by winning the opening game at Kingston and drawing the other two matches in Bridgetown and Roseau. (Kumble’s fighting spirit will rub off on Indian players: Glenn McGrath)Incidentally, Kohli returns to the West Indies, where he made his Test debut, after five years as the team’s captain and premier batsman.The squad: Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (v c), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, K L Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhimaan Saha, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Stuart Binny.advertisement(With PTI Inputs)The journey begins. #TeamIndia leaves for the tour of West Indies. #WIvIND pic.twitter.com/ebK1jkoFiN BCCI (@BCCI) July 5, 2016last_img read more

Extremely proud: Cameron Bancroft relishes Australia recall for Ashes 2019

first_img Reuters LondonJuly 27, 2019UPDATED: July 27, 2019 15:22 IST Cameron Bancroft was named in Australia’s 17-man squad for Ashes 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCameron Bancroft was named in Australia’s 17-man squad for Ashes 2019One of the big lessons that I learnt last year was about being true to yourself: BancroftI’m extremely proud and excited to be selected in this squad again: BancroftAustralian batsman Cameron Bancroft admits there were times during his suspension when he doubted whether he would play international cricket again and he is determined to make the most of his second chance.The opener’s selection in the Ashes squad with David Warner and Steve Smith on Friday brings all three players banned for their parts in the Newlands ball-tampering incident back into the fold for the first time since the scandal in April 2018.Bancroft was the last of the trio to get a recall after serving the shortest ban of nine months but that still gave him plenty of time to ponder his future.”There were definitely times when I was challenged, a lot, but you go through those moments and you learn a lot about what you need to do to keep moving forward,” the 26-year-old said after being named in the squad on Friday.”If you’d asked me 18 months ago if I’d be sitting here now, it would have been the last thing on my mind but it is what it is now.”It probably hasn’t completely sunk in yet. I’m sure sitting by myself tonight I’ll digest it all, but of course I’m extremely proud and excited to be selected in this squad again.”Want to be true to myself: BancroftBancroft was given the lightest punishment by Cricket Australia because he was adjudged to have been led astray by his then captain and vice captain.The Western Australian, who was playing his eighth test when he took the piece of sandpaper onto the field at Newlands, said he was determined to trust his own values in the future.advertisement”One of the big lessons that I learnt last year was about being true to yourself. There is no doubt that I wasn’t as true to myself as I could have been at times,” he added.”You learn from those mistakes that you make and you try and be better moving forward. At the end of the day, what you do and your actions is completely up to you. I made a mistake and I’ll learn from it and move forward and get better.”The rapid recall of the Newlands trio has not gone down well in the British media and Bancroft accepts that he is likely to be booed by the Edgbaston crowd if he gets selected for the first test, which starts on Thursday.”It doesn’t bother me too much,” he said. “It is what it is. People will react how they want to react. Hopefully I can use it if people want to be like that, to give you energy to perform well.”Also Read | Mohammad Amir’s Test retirement at 27 leaves Shoaib Akhtar thoroughly disappointedAlso Read | Ravi Shastri has done well as head coach, says CAC member Anshuman GaekwadAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Cameron BancroftFollow Ashes 2019Follow England VS AustraliaFollow ball tampering Extremely proud: Cameron Bancroft relishes Australia recall for Ashes 2019Ashes 2019: Australia Bancroft has been included in the 17-man squad for Ashes in England. The top-order batsman returns to the squad for the first time since the infamous ball-tampering Test in Cape Town in 2017.advertisementlast_img read more

First Transitional Complex for Children in State Care to be Opened In August

first_imgThe country’s first Transitional Living Complex for Children in State care will be opened soon at 24 Lady Musgrave Road, in Kingston.Girls who will be exiting State care on turning 18 years of age will be accommodated at the location.The complex is in the final stages of completion and is expected to be opened in August 2018. The total cost of the complex is $135 million.Ground was broken for the complex in November 2015 and construction commenced in July 2017.The building will house 40 young women aged 18 to 21 who have “aged out” of State care and have no options for safe housing.Speaking to JIS News following a tour of the building on Thursday (June 7), State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green said “today is a very good day for us in the Ministry. This is something that has been a pipe dream of our child-protection service for a very long time”.“To actually come to the building and see that we are close to the end brings me a lot of joy. It has always been a difficulty across our child-protection system where we have children leaving State care, transitioning out of our homes that have nowhere else to go. We have always said that we needed somewhere that our children could have some additional time, especially for those who are in educational institutions where they could live, go to school and work while they set themselves for a better life,” he said.The complex has seven four-bedroom suites with double and single room accommodation, and shared living, dining and kitchen spaces. Also included is a Manager’s suite with separate office space and laundry facilities. The apartments will be outfitted with furniture and appliances.During their stay over a period of two to three years, the residents will be mentored to achieve personal and career goals in preparation for independent living.Also touring the site were Chief Executive Officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey; and representatives from the Caribbean Child Development Centre (CCDC) and funding agency for the project, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which has provided US$5.2 million over six years.Mrs. Gage-Grey told JIS News that the facility is one of the components of the programme, which seeks to support these young people as they make the transition to independent living.“The facility is for any child who needs accommodation for transitioning. Young adults who are here will be at different stages, some will be in school, some will be learning a trade and some will be working. The aim is that any child who leaves State care, we will be able to help them to transition properly,” she said.Two additional transitional facilities will be constructed, including one for boys.The multicomponent project is being implemented through the collaborative efforts of the CCDC, University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and the CPFSA.last_img read more

Trelleborg Launches Whitepaper and Webinar for LNG Sector

first_imgzoom Trelleborg has launched a new whitepaper and on-demand webinar for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sector, discussing the complexities of systems integration requirements in docking, mooring and transfer for the rapidly evolving FLNG market.Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg’s Marine Systems Business Unit, said: “With floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) representing the majority of FLNG projects currently being executed – or in the pre-FEED stage, we felt that this was an important areas to address.“With more than two entities required to interface with each other, systems integration becomes increasingly complex as the requirements of all three entities need to be considered holistically. This is essential in order to ensure the optimum solution for all three elements, and minimise operational difficulties down the line.”The new whitepaper, “Avoid the Disconnect” discusses the issue in depth, examining the differing regulations on design requirements between jetty, FSRU and LNG Carrier. It also highlights the importance of centralised monitoring and communications systems, to streamline and align information sharing between all three entities.The on-demand webinar, “A Comprehensive Approach to FLNG Docking and Mooring Systems” goes further into the issues, discussing the pitfalls of considering docking and mooring systems elements for FSRU projects in isolation and the impact of the mooring system arrangement on systems integration.In addition to Trelleborg Marine Systems’ fendering, docking and mooring solutions for LNG, the company has recently expanded with the addition of two new product areas. Firstly, Oil and Gas Transfer Technology, a product portfolio which includes Universal Safety Link for Small Scale LNG transfer and LNG fuelling (USL) and Ship-Shore Safety Link System (SSL). Secondly, Vessel Technology, which includes state-of-the-art ship performance technology which significantly reduces both emissions and fuel costs.Trelleborg’s wider offering for the LNG sector also extends to its Cryoline LNG hose, which is currently in the qualification stage, as well as its range of cryogenic seals for LNG.The Cryoline LNG hose was designed in response to a market need for a flexible solution for Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) projects, to cover the full spectrum of offloading configurations including aerial, side by side, tandem, floating and submarine.Trelleborg, October 10, 2013last_img read more

Twelve Cruise Ships Celebrate Port of Hamburg’s …

first_imgzoom Over the last weekend (from the 9th until the 11th of May 2014), twelve cruise ships visited the Port of Hamburg and were counted in total with 27 sail-by passages in front of the Landungsbrücken pontoons.Overall, 37,000 cruise passengers were handled during the three days of celebration. The cruise ships prominently showed themselves to the nearly one million visitors of the Port Anniversary, who were able to experience the ocean giants’ close-up.The first day of the anniversary started with in total five cruise calls: “AIDAluna”, “Delphin”, “Deutschland”, “MSC Magnifica”, and the “L’Austral”, a French luxury cruise ship, which has had its maiden call at the Port of Hamburg.On this occasion, the symbolic presentation of the Hamburg admiralty plaque to the captain of the “L’Austral”, Olivier Marien, was undertaken by Nadine Palatz, Hamburg Cruise Center.As a special event for the on-board cruise guests and a real spectacle for the visitors on land, the MSC Magnifica undertook a short trip around the Port of Hamburg, which is her christening base from 2010, playing “Seven Nations Army” a Happy Birthday song with the ships’ tyfon.On the second day, the Hamburg Cruise Center reached its peak point with seven cruise ships in port and a handled passenger volume of 16,000 (embarking passenger + disembarking passenger + transit passenger) at one day: “AIDAsol”, “AIDAstella”, “Albatros”, “Artania”, “Deutschland”, “Hamburg” and “Mein Schiff 1”.AIDA Cruises, as the main sponsor of the event, was represented with in total three ships of its modern fleet in the form of “AIDAluna”, “AIDAsol” and “AIDAstella”. The main sponsor presented one of the programme highlights, the grand AIDA firework display on Saturday evening.“AIDAstella” and “AIDAsol” have been moored directly in front of the Landungsbrücken quays from where they both opened the firework display and joined in the spectacular show with a number of on-board laser shows. After the fireworks, the other five of the luxury liners cast off from the Hanseatic city within the space of an hour, offering a truly impressive image as they sailed away against the night-time port silhouette.During the day, the “Deutschland” offered a harbour cruise for her guests on-board with live moderation from the bridge.The “Hamburg”, formerly MS Columbus, which was re-christened in the Hanseatic city in 2012, set sail on a one night party cruise along the river Elbe.On the third day, a queen of the oceans visited the Hanseatic city. The “Queen Elizabeth” returned from her world cruise.With the “Deutschland”, “Hamburg”, and “MSC Magnifica”, three further cruise ships docked simultaneously in the Port of Hamburg. All together have left the port in the early evening hours on Sunday for joining the big ship parade.“The presence of twelve different cruise ships honoured the largest port festival in the world and gave the event a unique cruise flair”, stated Gerd Drossel, managing director Hamburg Cruise Center.The cruise theme also played a major role on land. As an example, Costa Cruises has been on hand in HafenCity at the Marco-Polo Terrassen and provided information about its numerous cruise offers.During the 825th PORT OF HAMBURG ANNIVERSARY, the Hamburg del mar beach club on the Landungsbrücken quays transformed into the AIDA World, from where spectators had an optimal view of the firework display on Saturday and the colourful hubbub on the water.Hamburg Cruise Center, May 15, 2014last_img read more

UN releases firstever guidance to improve use of medicines for children

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) issued today its first-ever guidance on how to use more than 240 essential medicines for treatment of children aged 12 and below.“To be effective, medicines must be carefully chosen and the dose adjusted to suit the age, weight and needs of children,” said Hans Hogerzeil, director of essential medicines and pharmaceutical policies at WHO . “Without a global guide, many health-care professionals have had to prescribe medicines based on very limited evidence.”Some countries have developed their own formularies, but this is the first comprehensive guide for medicines used around the world.The WHO Model Formulary for Children provides standardized information on the recommended use, dosage, adverse effects and possible complications for medicines taken together.For example, the formulary lists the pain treatment drug ibuprofen can have negative interactions when taken with any one of 21 listed medicines, and should only be given with or after food. The new formulary is based on information from around the world as to which medicines should be used to treat specific conditions, how they should be administered and in what dose. Accurate dosing of medicines for use in children is essential, particularly those below 12 months, where a dosing error can have devastating results, WHO warned.During the development of the formulary, WHO said it noted a number of areas where more research is needed, such as child appropriate antibiotics to treat pneumonia and specific medicines for neonatal care.WHO also noted the need to review cases where several drugs are combined in one pill, such as for treatment of malaria or HIV. One anti-malarial and two antiretroviral drugs to treat children with HIV are currently on the market. 18 June 2010The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) issued today its first-ever guidance on how to use more than 240 essential medicines for treatment of children aged 12 and below. read more

Committee to report on progress of action plan on human rights

A committee is to be appointed to report on the progress of implementing the national action plan on human rights.Cabinet spokesman Gayantha Karunatillake said that the action plan prepared under the guidance of the cabinet of Ministers was presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. Karunatillake told reporters today that a committee of officials will be appointed to report on the progress of the implementation of the action plan and an inter-minister meeting will be called up to review its progress. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Home sales edged up 03 per cent in June Toronto and Montreal

The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in June edged higher compared with a year ago, as gains in Greater Toronto and Montreal offset declines in B.C.The association says sales through its Multiple Listing Service last month were up 0.3 per cent compared with June 2018.On a month-over-month basis, home sales were up 0.2 per cent in June.The increase in the number of homes sold came as the number of newly listed homes edged up 0.8 per cent in June.CREA says stable sales and a slight increase in new listings caused the national sales-to-new listings ratio to ease to 57.1 per cent in June from 57.7 per cent in May.The national average price for a home sold in June was just under $505,500, up 1.7 per cent from the same month last year. read more

Man finally granted divorce after ticking wrong box on court form and

The paperwork subsequently crossed the desks of two judges who had also failed to notice the error.By that stage the man had remarried his new Brazilian wife in South America in January 2015. His ex-wife also went on to marry a Brazilian two-years-later.In a statement before the court, the man’s first wife said that she married her second husband “in good faith” in Brazil and before God and their families. “the idea that I have committed bigamy is convulsing and my mental health is now being affected …“If it indeed the case that my former husband and I are not divorced that means I am a bigamist [Bigamy is illegal in Brazil] irrespective if it was a legal oversight, and I can be arrested, detained and prosecuted if I try to annul the divorce.”Sir James said that if the man had not made the original mistake “there would never have been any problem”. “But that is wholly beside the point,” and ”the real, primary, cause was the errors of the court [and] of the judges”.He continued by saying that “the parties were innocent [were] victims of failure by the court itself”, that their subsequent marriages were entered into “in complete good faith and in reliance upon the court’s own orders”. Regarding their fears of bigamy, Sir James concluded that: “when the entire problem derives from the fact that a cross was placed in the wrong box”[…]  “surely the modern judicial conscience would revolt if compelled to come to such a conclusion. Sir James Munby upheld the man’s divorce from his first wifeCredit:BRIAN SMITH /BRIAN SMITH  Sir James Munby upheld the man's divorce from his first wife After finally deciding to part ways with his wife, a jubilant husband ticked the official form, left the court and most probably went to celebrate in the pub.His dismay, however, can only be imagined when he discovered years later – and after marrying his new Brazilian wife – that he had put a cross in the wrong box on the form. He was still legally married.Despite the legal blunder and fears of committing bigamy, on Friday the man, who has not been identified, won a legal fight to uphold the validity of his divorce.The man filled in the form in June 2013 and explained in the form how he had married in September 2011 however he also mistakenly ticked a box saying he and his wife had not lived apart for two years.Sir James Munby, a senior judge who analysed the case at a recent family court hearing in London, suggested that judges and staff who checked the form should have spotted the error.He said the mistake had eventually been picked up by a member of staff at Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service in central London more than three years after the form was submitted and that the former couple had been “innocent victims of serious mistakes” by court staff and judges. The former President of the Family Division of the High Court said the man had submitted his divorce petition at a county court in Willesden, north-west London. However court staff had not spotted the mistake when the form was filed. 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. He outlined his decision in a written ruling published yesterday and has not named the parties. read more

Fianna Fáil says government needs to intervene in Lufthansa Technik closure

first_imgHe concluded that contact should be made with management immediately and that every support should be given to the workers.Read: “You could hear a pin drop” – 400 jobs at risk at Lufthansa Technik in Dublin> FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT today that 400 jobs are at risk due to Lufthansa Technik considering closure, Fianna Fáil said it is time the government intervened.The firm has a jet engine overhaul facility at Rathcoole in Dublin which employs 400 people. Today Lufthansa said it will consult with employee representatives and begin immediate negotiations with trade unions.Aviation sectorFianna Fáil spokesperson on Jobs Dara Calleary said the Irish aviation sector cannot afford to lose 400 jobs and said the government “has a duty to intervene and explore all options for preserving the future of aircraft maintenance in Ireland”.Calleary said that just yesterday, Enda Kenny was announcing hundreds of new airline jobs with Michael O’Leary as a result of the Ryanair expansion.“At a time when the airline industry in Ireland is growing significantly, it’s difficult to understand how Dublin can be at risk of losing its position as a base for aircraft maintenance,” he said.He added:I am asking the Taoiseach and the Jobs Minister Richard Bruton to put the same energy into saving Irish jobs at Lufthansa Technik as they put into jobs announcements.This is not just about one company leaving the Irish market – it’s about the risk that Ireland could lose its aircraft maintenance  sector entirely, despite the fact that we have a strong skills base here.last_img read more

Toshiba announces 1mmthick 7inch LCD touchscreen

first_imgThe Toshiba Mobile Display division has come up with an integrated touch panel that’s only as thick as a dime. The company has developed a 7-inch LCD panel that’s just 1mm thick.The low temperature poly-silicone (LTPS) thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) is less than half as thick as a conventional LCD touchscreen. Toshiba said the technology, compared to conventional LCDs that require an extra touch panel layer to be applied, provides a better picture, and is 57 percent less thick, 48 percent lighter at 225 grams, and has a 10 percent less surface reflection ratio.This is good news for manufacturers since they won’t have to go through the process of adding a touch panel to the LCD. Toshiba is marketing this as a technology to use for vehicle mounts, and for industrial applications.Toshiba said its smaller size “enables the design of more compact products for mobile applications.” It also reduces the impact on the environment by saving power.The LCD can be seen first at the SID 2011 International Symposium, Seminar, and Exhibition taking place in Los Angeles next month. If it lives up to the hype we don’t expect this display just to be used in vehicles or industrial settings. Thinner screens are desirable for both smartphone and tablet devices, and a 7-inch screen makes it perfect for tablets.Read more at Toshiba, via Engadgetlast_img read more

Consular services to be improved

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Determined to improve the services of the Consulate General of Greece in Melbourne is recently appointed Consul General, Ms Christina Simantiraki. ‘Improving consular services will be my main focus,’ she told Neos Kosmos. ‘In that way, the confidence that Greek citizens have in the Consulate and in the Greek state which we represent will also improve and strengthen.” However, as Ms Simantiraki emphasised, the improvement would be “to the extent possible and with the means at our disposal”.Speaking to Neos Kosmos, the Consul General in Melbourne revealed that amongst her main priorities will be the improvement of the Consulate website. “We want all the information both in Greek and English to be available on the website, providing valid information to our expatriates. They will not need to call or visit the Consulate and will thus avoid lengthy procedures. We also hope to provide special forms on the website, to be downloaded and filled out, depending on the nature of the enquiry.”For all of the above measures to take place, the new Consul General admitted that the Consulate needs staff. “Due to the closure of the French consulate, foreigners who want to visit France must get their visas from the Greek Consulate. And with the reduced staff there is a problem as Greece, due to the well known economic situation, has cut staff transfers greatly. We hope, however, that we will have some progress.” Ms Simantiraki also revealed that the Consulate General of Greece in Melbourne has a significant income, for services provided to the public. Another issue the Consulate is dealing with is the call center that, as the new Consul admits, “has limited potential.”“We ask for understanding, but also for the cooperation of the public. Let us not leave everything to the last minute,” she said. Ms Simantiraki didn’t hide her optimism that the Working Holiday Visa Agreement (sub class 462) between Greece and Australia is to be signed.“From the Greek side, the work have been completed and some announcements will be made very soon,” she said.Moreover, during her term of office in Melbourne, she is determined to highlight the modern face of Greece to the younger generations of Greek Australians. Furthermore, she wants to highlight the potential of Greece on an economic, cultural and tourist player.When asked about her first impressions from the Greek Australian community, Ms Simantiraki states her very positive first thoughts and how impressed she is already by the strength of the community. At a time when Greece is experiencing an unprecedented economic crisis, adversely commented upon in diaspora is the residence of Greek diplomats in opulent homes, both in Melbourne and Sydney. About her own residence, Ms Simantiraki told Neos Kosmos:“In a month I will move near the Consulate General and the cost of my home will be tailored to the spirit of the times”last_img read more

Crews put out kitchen fire at Weston apartment

first_imgWESTON, FLA. (WSVN) – – Firefighters put out fierce flames in Weston after, officials said, a fire sparked in the kitchen of an apartment.Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crews responded to the burning unit along Blatt Boulevard, Sunday afternoon.Crews were able to quickly extinguish the blaze.No injuries were reported.Investigators said an electrical issue may have ignited the fire.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Remember When Marc Anthonys I Need To Know Nets Latin GRAMMY

first_img Remembering The Latin Pop Explosion Of 1999 Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz, Destiny’s Child On The GRAMMYs Inside The History Of Puerto Rico + Music Gilberto Santa RosaPhoto: WireImage.com Playlist: Celebrate The 1st Latin GRAMMY Awards MelendiPhoto: Getty Images 7 First-Time Latin GRAMMY Nominees Prev Next Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Jennifer LopezPhoto: WireImage.com JuanesPhoto: WireImage.com Inside The History Of Puerto Rico + Music Jennifer LopezPhoto: WireImage.com Alejandro Sanz, Destiny’s Child On The GRAMMYs Playlist: Celebrate Puerto Rican Musicians MalumaPhoto: C Flanigan/Getty Images 5 Latin Autobiographies You Should Read SelenaPhoto: Pam Francis/Getty Images For The Record: Shakira Playlist: 15 Longest Running Hot Latin Songs Los Del RíoPhoto: Miquel Benitez/WireImage.com For The Record: Shakira Kali UchisPhoto: WireImage.com Kali Uchis On Her First Latin GRAMMY Nomination Selena’s Legacy Lives On ThalíaPhoto: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images Flashback: Shakira Unplugs, Wins Latin GRAMMY Calle 13 Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Twitter Kali Uchis On Her First Latin GRAMMY Nomination Selena’s Legacy Lives On Facebook Kali Uchis On Her First Latin GRAMMY Nomination The result of Marc Anthony was not only his first Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 hit, “I Need To Know,” but it also landed the singer his first-ever Latin GRAMMY Award, and the distinction of earning the very first Latin GRAMMY for Song Of The Year in 2000 for the Spanish version of the catchy tune, “Dímelo.”Anthony has gone on to win an additional four Latin GRAMMYs and two GRAMMY Awards. In 2016 he was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year for his outstanding achievements as an artist and for his philanthropic work. Flashback: Marc Anthony’s First Latin GRAMMY Win ThalíaPhoto: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images ShakiraPhoto: Scott Gries/WireImage.com Kali UchisPhoto: WireImage.com 17 Latin GRAMMY Song Of The Year Winners Flashback: Juanes’ First Latin GRAMMY Win Danay Suarez, Vicente García and Sofía ReyesPhotos: WireImage.com/Getty Images Kali UchisPhoto: WireImage.com Flashback: “Macarena” Madness In 1996 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Album Of The Year Poll 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Best New Artist Poll Flashback: Marc Anthony’s First Latin GRAMMY Win 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Album Of The Year Poll Do You Want To Know More About The Latin GRAMMYs? 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5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday March 12 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Tuesday, March 12, 2019:#1) Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day EarlyThe Shriners are holding a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). A social hour begins at 6pm. Dinner starts at 7pm. The evening features an Irish dinner; music; and prizes. Tickets cost $25. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact 978-657-4202 x 216.#2) Red Cross Blood DriveThe Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Wilmington Friendship (Masonic) Lodge (32 Church Street) from 1pm to 7pm. Learn more HERE.#3) Paying The College Bill: Strategies To SaveThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a workshop on saving for college at 6:30pm. Jack Wang from Longhorn Financial LLC is back with this workshop reviewing different options to pay the college bill, ranging from loans to payment plans to other less known strategies. The pros and cons of each option will be discussed so participants can make an informed decision on which method is best for their family. For high school juniors, seniors & their parents. Register HERE.#4) How To Be A BeekeeperThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a lecture on beekeeping at 7pm. Join Julie Kelley, Wilmington native and owner of Tewksbury Honey, for a lively presentation and discussion about her favorite pollinators! This hour long program will feature information about honey bees, keeping bees, and, of course, honey and its benefits. Julie’s honey will be for sale at the end of the program. Register HERE.#5) Tour Of Wilmington Town MuseumThe Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, July 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 23, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

ECB presents new 20 euro bill

first_imgECB presents new 20 euro bill154 viewsECB presents new 20 euro bill154 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00ECB presents new 20 euro bill154 viewsBusinessCrisp and fresh off the press. Few can resist the feel of a brand new banknote. This the euro zone’s new 20 euro bill. It’s the third in the Europa series gradually replacing the original notesVentuno Web Player 4.50Crisp and fresh off the press. Few can resist the feel of a brand new banknote. This the euro zone’s new 20 euro bill. It’s the third in the Europa series gradually replacing the original noteslast_img read more

Mother 2 kids hacked dead over land dispute

first_imgKishorganj Map. File photoA woman and her two children were chopped to death and her husband was injured in an attack over a land-related dispute at Tarakandi village in Pakundia upazila of Kishoreganj on Saturday morning, reports UNB.The deceased are Taslima, 28, wife of Mosharraf Hossain, and their son Niloy, 10, and daughter Raisa, 6.Pakundia police station officer-in-charge Shamsuddin said Mosharraf had long been at loggerheads with his cousin Mobin over the ownership of a piece of land.Mobin engaged in an altercation with Mosharraf in the morning over the issue.At one stage, he swooped on Mosharraf and his family members with a sharp weapon around 6:00am and hacked them indiscriminately, leaving Taslima and the two children dead on the spot and Mosharraf injured.Police arrested Mobin from the spot and sent the bodies to Kishoreganj modern sadar hospital, the OC said.last_img read more

Thailand Cultural Music Festivals allstar lineup readies to rock Pattaya

first_imgSAWASDEE: Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… You can read full article here: https://www.tatnews.org/thailand-cultural-music-festivals-all-star-line-up-readies-to-rock-pattaya/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Thailand Tourism Festival 2018 opens to great fanfareAmazing Thai Taste Festival 2017 to showcase authentic cuisine of ThailandLGBTQ – eTurboNews (eTN) Bangkok, 16 May, 2018 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the Thailand Cultural Music Festival from 25 to 26 May, 2018, at Bali Hai Bay in Pattaya targeting international travellers as TAT continues to expand its ‘Open to the New Shades’ offering through a diverse event calendar.TAT’s press conference to announce the launch of Thailand Cultural Music FestivalMr. Louis Scott, Thai actorTAT’s press conference to announce the launch of Thailand Cultural Music FestivalPol. Maj. Gen. Bandit Khunchak, Pattaya City Deputy MayorMrs. Sujitra Jongchansitto, TAT Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and BusinessMr. Nattapon Siangsukon, Representative from The Paradiselast_img read more