Anthony Joshua cements himself as the best Heavyweight in the world by knocking-out Alexander…

first_imgPC: MirrorIn the following rounds, Joshua wasn’t just head-hunting, he would hit the Russian with a jab to stop him from exploding forward and would then work his body with hooks. Povetkin was still landing some good shots of his own, but he still had trouble closing the distance and Joshua would often used his footwork to perfection to avoid getting hit, whenever Povetkin rushed forward.As the fifth-round began, the 11-year age difference started playing a factor, as the much older Russian was visibly tired and was slightly gasping for breath. This led Povetkin to become more reckless, he started throwing a lot of hay-makers which barely hit his opponent. Johsua, in turn, closed the distance and started throwing left hooks himself, as he began to impose his will and game-plan on the fight.In the middle of the seventh-round, Joshua stunned Povetkin with an overhand right and then followed it up with a powerful left-hook to rock him. A few seconds later another left hook-overhand right combination dropped the Russian, as he struggled to get off the canvas.The referee began the count for Povetkin, who somehow managed to get back up. However, Joshua now smelled blood, as soon as the fight was allowed to continue, he pounced on the Russian and obliterated him with a barrage of punches, only for the referee to step-in and stop the fight, as the Russian again went backwards, falling off to the canvas.The Brit then went on to address the massive Wembley crowd and boldly stated that he is looking forward to fight WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, former disgraced champion Tyson Fury as well as Dillian Whyte.Joshua won against one of the toughest opponents he has ever faced in career in an extremely dominating fashion. He traded hooks with a master of throwing hooks and still managed to come out on top. This fight has surely cemented his position on the top of heavyweight mountain, and also made a strong argument for him being in the pound-for-pound list. Advertisement PC: MirrorAdvertisement“You cannot hook with a hooker”, claimed Tony Bellew back in March when Alexander Povetkin had brutally knocked-out David Price with a left-hook on the under-card of Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker.Many pundits had believed that in this fight, Joshua will keep his distance and dominate the fight with his stinging jab, just like he did against Parker. On the contrary, he constantly got inside the pocket and decided to trade hooks and upper-cuts with the Russian.Initially Joshua’s strategy of fighting inside the pocket seemed to be an act of sheer folly, as “The White Lion” stunned the Brit with big, powerful hooks at the end of the first-round, leaving Joshua’s nose bloodied and broken. However, as the fight progressed Joshua began getting into his rhythm due to his footwork, short, yet powerful jabs, and some overhand rights. ALSO READ:Floyd Mayweather says Floyd vs Manny 2 is on!Boxing: Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury targeted for December 1st in Los AngelesBoxing: Eleider Alvarez knocks out Sergey Kovalev to become new Light Heavyweight Champ Below is a beautiful video of the combination that AJ used to knock Povetkin out cold:Video Playerhttps://www.sportsindiashow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/AJ-vs-AP.mp400:0000:0000:20Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Can US border guards search your phone Yes and here are some

first_imgWASHINGTON – In one of several testy exchanges during a U.S. Senate hearing this week, the country’s secretary of homeland security was pressed to explain a new policy that allows customs agents to examine the cellphones of travellers at the border.“I want to make sure I understand this. I live an hour’s drive from the Canadian border,” said Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy.“If I go to Canada and visit some of my wife’s relatives, and I come back … they (can) say, ‘We want your laptop and your phone and your pass code.’ And I say, ‘Well, do you have any reason?’ They say, ‘We don’t need one.’ Is that correct? They can do that?”“Welcome to America,” Leahy added sarcastically.Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen explained some of what the new policy does and doesn’t do. Some key details:—Background: Searches of phones were skyrocketing. Border agents inspected 30,200 phones and other devices last year — an increase of nearly 60 per cent from 2016. U.S. officials say it remains a minuscule percentage of overall travellers — 0.007 per cent, or roughly one per 13,000. The Department of Homeland Security says it’s necessary to combat crimes like terrorism and child pornography.—Customs agents have broad power: Immigration lawyer Henry Chang notes that one of his own colleagues once complained about a search, fearing a breach of attorney-client privilege: “The officer said, ‘I don’t care,’” Chang said. He said border guards can easily refuse someone entry: “There’s ways they can mess with you,” he said. “They can just declare you an immigration risk… detain you, turn you away until you co-operate… That’s enough to scare people into co-operating.”—The new directive: On Jan. 4, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a new directive titled, “Border Search of Electronic Devices.” It actually set new limits on agents, establishing criteria for when they can conduct extensive searches — like downloading documents stored in the cloud, or uploading files into a storage drive for analysis.—Your passcode: Agents can demand a passcode to open your phone without probable cause, Nielsen confirmed during the hearing.—The cloud: Here, there are new limits. Agents can’t just start downloading old files from the cloud: “They can search the data that is apparent on the phone,” Nielsen said. “They can’t use the phone to access anything that might be stored remotely.”—Airplane mode: Officers are supposed to ask travellers to shut off their signal. That’s to ensure remote files don’t get downloaded accidentally. If warranted by security concerns, the Jan. 4 directive says officers can themselves perform the task of shutting off connectivity.—Advanced search: An officer may judge it necessary for national security purposes, such as cases where the traveller is on a watch list, to connect a phone to a hard drive, to copy its contents for analysis. The directive says this requires the approval of a certain rank of supervisor.—Detention: If they can’t access a device, officers can detain it for a multi-day period. Detentions beyond five days must be approved by management. To detain a device, officers must fill out a form.—Sensitive info: Lawyers can claim attorney-client privilege, citing which specific files are sensitive, and the officer must consult with customs legal counsel and the U.S. attorney’s office to determine which files should be isolated from the regular search. Medical records, proprietary business information, and journalists’ notes must be handled in accordance with U.S. law, like privacy and trade-secrets legislation.—Accountability: Travellers can be present during a search, though they can’t ask to see the screen. Travellers must be notified of the purpose for a search. There are national-security exceptions on those rights. But travellers must be given information on where they can complain. Searches must be documented, with statistics kept and regularly published. Regular audits must keep track of whether agents are following rules.—Destruction of records: Any copies of information held by U.S. customs must be destroyed, and any electronic device returned — unless there’s a security threat and probable cause for an exception.—So what to do: Chang offers three pieces of advice — before crossing the border, delete private material or transfer it to the cloud; at the border, turn on airplane mode yourself; and, finally, be prepared, unless you have some really compelling privacy reason, to just turn over your phone.“You’ve got to choose your battles,” he said.last_img read more

I AM SO EXCITED SASK COUNTRY MUSIC STAR TENILLE ARTS TO SING

first_img Twitter A rising star in the country music scene will be performing the Canadian national anthem at game three of the NBA finals Wednesday night.Weyburn, Sask. born Tenille Arts has performed on The Bachelor and was named one of Rolling Stone’s 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.“I am SO excited to announce that I’m performing the Canadian National Anthem at Game 3 of the NBA Finals,” Arts wrote on Twitter. Login/Register With: Tenille Arts has seen her star on the rise since moving to Nashville. (Tenille Arts/Facebook) Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

AAP will fight Lok Sabha polls on its own Kejriwal

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that the AAP will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls on its own, ruling out any alliance with the Congress. Addressing the media here, he stated that the party plans to go full throttle on the issue of full statehood for Delhi. “We will be fighting the Lok Sabha elections on the issue of full statehood for Delhi as it (national capital) has been suffering because of it,” Kejriwal said. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items On being asked its alliance partners, the chief minister said, “We are not in talks with the Congress over alliance. We will be fighting the elections on our own.” The ruling AAP has declared names of candidates on six of the seven seats in Delhi. The candidate on West Delhi seat is likely to be announced soon. The party launched its mega poll campaign, centred around full statehood for Delhi, on Sunday. The party volunteers will also distribute Kejriwal’s letter to doorsteps of the voters during the campaign. The letter will elaborate the benefits Delhiites will have if full statehood is achieved. Elections to the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi will be held on May 12.last_img read more

Air France Cancels Flights fromto Casablanca Rabat Amid Strike Over Pay

Rabat – France’s national carrier Air France warned customers planning to travel on Saturday, April 7, of possible flight delays or cancellations due to another staff strike over pay involving pilots, cabin crew and ground staff.“Due to the confirmation of the strike for Saturday April 7, our flight schedule for this day will be disrupted,” the company said in a statement.The airline’s management said that some 30 percent of total Air France flights will be cancelled on this day, while it will maintain 75 percent of its long-haul flights, 65 percent of its medium-haul flights in and out of Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport and 70 percent of short-haul flights going to and from the capital’s Orly airport. Some flights departing from or going ahead of Morocco are among the cancellations. The flights Paris-Casablanca (AF1597) and (AF1596) as well as flight Paris-Rabat (AF1358) have been cancelled.The French airline forecasts other disruptions as six other strike days will occur this month, recording the highest cancellation rate since the start of a series of one-day strikes in February.“A call for strike has been issued by several Air France staff unions for Saturday 7, Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11, Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18, Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 April 2018,” the statement adds.This Saturday marks the fifth day of strike, initiated by worker unions who demanded a 6 percent pay rise, which the airline has refused to meet, saying that it cannot offer more than a 1 percent pay rise to staff.“We can’t give out money that we don’t have,” Air France CEO, Jean-Marc Janaillac told RTL radio on Friday, April 6.“I need to ensure Air France has a future, and to go any higher than that would jeopardize the company’s future,” Janaillac said.French daily La Tribune, reported that each strike day costs the company over EUR 25 million, adding that flights disruption will likely dissuade customers to book flights with the company during the upcoming lucrative summer holiday season. read more

Big gain in industrial stocks pushes US indexes sharply higher the end

Big gain in industrial stocks pushes US indexes sharply higher the end of a wild week AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stock indexes are closing out a wild week with a big gain.Industrial stocks like Textron and General Electric led the charge higher Friday after reporting strong earnings.The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 263 points, or 1.6 per cent, to 16,380. The Dow was coming off six straight losses and ended the week down 1 per cent.The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 23 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 1,886. The Nasdaq rose 41 points, or 1 per cent, to 4,258.The market had huge swings this week including several sharp drops as investors worried about slowing economic growth and plunging oil prices. On Friday European markets recovered, as did the price of oil.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.20 per cent. by The Associated Press Posted Oct 17, 2014 2:12 pm MDT read more

Instructional DVD transfer from Duke led kicker Jack Willoughby to spotlight

OSU senior kicker Jack Willoughby (98) during a game against Hawaii on Sept. 12 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorWhen Jack Willoughby’s 20-yard kick sailed through the uprights on Saturday, it was not just the first field goal he made in five years of college — it was the first he made in a game, ever.Willoughby, a former soccer player who walked on to the Duke football team in 2011, had never kicked a football until the summer after his high-school graduation. When he did learn how to do it, his coaching came in the form of an instructional DVD he purchased.While soccer was his sport of choice, football was his passion, and the Princeton, New Jersey, product saw an opportunity to contribute down the line for the Blue Devils.“My grandpa played college football, and I grew up a big college football fan,” Willoughby said. “I thought there was a chance to play college soccer at Duke, but I saw an opportunity to make the transition after high school.”Willoughby’s big leg enabled him to stick around on the Duke team and become its kickoff specialist, kicking off in three games in 2013 and all 13 the following year.However, with an All-American kicker in Ross Martin firmly in place as the placekicker, Willoughby knew his opportunity to kick field goals would likely only come elsewhere.“I decided during my (redshirt junior) season at Duke that I wanted to transfer. It was kind of a multistep decision,” he said. “First of all, do I want to play a fifth year of football or do I want to enter the working world? That was probably the hardest decision. Then after I made up my mind there, I decided that I wanted to leave Duke.”Willoughby said he put together a highlight tape that he mailed to coaches around the country to try to find interested schools, one of which ended up being Ohio State. Between the Buckeyes’ standing as defending national champions and a shaky kicking situation — last year’s starter Sean Nuernberger missed seven of his 20 attempts during his freshman year — Willoughby, who resides in his family’s home in Juno, Alaska, in the offseason, made the choice to move to Columbus in April.“I think Ohio State might’ve looked at me because of the role I could fill on kickoff, but for me it was about field goals as well,” he said. “If I wanted to just be a kickoff guy, I would’ve stayed at Duke.”Willoughby turned heads as a potential starting placekicker for the Buckeyes in August when he made back-to-back 60-yard kicks in practice.Now entrenched in a weekly one-on-one battle with Nuernberger, Willoughby has gotten the nod from coach Urban Meyer in each of OSU’s first two games.Things have not started great for the redshirt senior, as his first collegiate field goal attempt in OSU’s opener at Virginia Tech was a 43-yard attempt that went wide.While he raised his field goal percentage to 50 percent with the 20-yard make during the Buckeyes’ second game against Hawaii, two of his seven kickoffs went out of bounds for a penalty.Meyer said he has not been happy with the mixed performance by the kicker so far, especially on kickoffs.“We’re still not settled,” Meyer said. “Jack is — we had two penalties on kickoff, and that’s got to be addressed and got to get fixed.”As far as the issue of the kickoffs goes, Willoughby said he has been his own biggest critic.“I hold myself to a higher standard than to ever kick the ball out of bounds,” Willoughby said. “It’s definitely something I try not to beat myself up about, but I consider it unacceptable.”Whether he holds the starting kicker job from week to week or loses it to Nuernberger, Willoughby said coming to OSU has already been a worthwhile decision.“Clearly here, the tradition, the fans, the scale of a lot of what we do is at a slightly different level to me,” Willoughby said. “But if you ask guys why they really play the game, it’s for their teammates, for their coaches, and those things don’t really change here or at Duke, smaller places.” read more

EYEWITNESS Moving…

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPNC Chair Williams challenges Harmon, Lawrence to show their worthinessJuly 4, 2018In “latest news”Granger remains unchallenged as several vie for PNC’s Chair, Vice Chair postsJuly 17, 2018In “latest news” Volda Lawrence joins race for PNCR chairmanshipJuly 1, 2018In “latest news” …up the PNC ladder?After a marathon counting exercise of just 828 votes, which took almost 8 hours, Volda Lawrence was elected Chairman of the PNC/R. While it may seem your Eyewitness is a “male chauvinist pig” for calling Ms Volda a “Chairman”, he’s only going by the designation in the PNC’s Constitution. Maybe Lawrence, as the first female Chairman, can initiate steps to make the position more gender neutral. Obviously, even though the Constitution was revised in 2009, it doesn’t appear up to then that a woman might become “chairman”.But what exactly does the Chairman do, to generate such a spirited fight for the position?  Under Rule 20, “FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF THE CHAIRMAN”, the PNC Constitution declares a bit sketchily: (1) “The Chairman shall preside over, and be responsible for, the conduct of the meetings of Congress, General Council and Central Executive Committee, and may (be assigned) other duties by the Central Executive Committee. (2) The Chairman shall also represent the Leader on such occasions and at such functions as the Leader may direct.”That doesn’t seem to warrant any big sturm and drang, does it? But it all becomes clear when one looks at Rule 19 (1), which stipulates: “If the office of Leader becomes vacant due to death, incapacity, resignation or other circumstance, the Chairman shall assume the functions of the Leader for the time being.”With Granger just reminding us he’s seventy-three (remember him giving away 73 bicycles for his last birthday?)…biblical-minded persons like Volda in the PNC would know he’s now exceeded his “three score and ten” allotment.But the PNC elections were interesting for other reasons than whether Granger might be kicking the bucket anytime soon – and thus raising the question of succession. There was the stinging rebuff of Attorney General Basil Williams, who received a measly 183 votes as opposed to 346 for Lawrence and 287 for Joe Harmon! Williams had used his bully pulpit to flaunt his “bully” credentials, which he obviously thought made his a “real” PNCite.Was Lawrence’s trouncing of him suggesting her less confrontational approach was more acceptable to the delegates? They remembered her implicit reprimand to “I is” Broomes’s Basil Williams-like bullyism? Personally, your Eyewitness had placed his bets on Joe Harmon, who appears to be quite a pragmatic fella – a useful quality in a fractured society like Guyana!But he was “double-banked”!!However, at long last women — always the backbone of the PNC — are insisting on some recognition for their critical party work. The first Vice-Chairman was also a woman – who trounced old-time, rough-and-tumble PNCite Aubrey Norton.Sadly, the male leader remains constitutionally paramount over all!! Next time?…to FloridaYour Eyewitness saw Andre Russel express frustration over the Tallawahs “home games” scheduled in Florida. He complained it felt like playing in Guyana!!But with 300,000 Jamaicans in South Florida, why not bring them out to the ball game?? read more

Rubble Masters new large impact mining crushers powered by John Deere

first_imgSharing a spirit of innovation, John Deere Power Systems and Rubble Master GmbH say they aim to set new benchmarks in power, performance and efficiency, each in their own fields. Now, with the compact yet powerful RM 100GO! and RM 120GO! impact crushers, fitted with John Deere Tier 3/Stage III A or Final Tier 4/Stage IV PowerTech E 9.0L engines, “Rubble Master offers an excellent alternative to heavier crushers for big applications, including the toughest – mining.”Able to recycle and process materials on site, Rubble Master’s John Deere-powered impact crushers “bring instant return to small- and medium-sized recycling contractors. They offer great weight to size ratio and excellent throughput capacity. The patented GO! principle, built into every unit, emphasizes easy set up and intuitive operation.”The RM 100GO! track-mounted impact crusher handles up to 250 t/h, crushing construction and demolition (C&D) waste, concrete, asphalt, glass, coal, natural rock, and even reinforced concrete for production of high quality construction materials. With the RM 120GO! track-mounted impact crusher Rubble Master says it has strengthened its foothold in the mining industry. Weighing only 35 t, it can reduce up to 350 t of demolition waste to tiny pieces in just one hour. Impact plates enable the operator to switch between recycling and natural stone applications quickly, increasing productivity and flexibility.For both units, customers have a choice of a John Deere Tier 3/Stage III A or Final Tier 4/Stage IV PowerTech E 9.0L engine. “The dynamics of a crusher require a good engine response to maintain a constant speed at highly fluctuating load. These engines have proven reliable in the toughest of applications,” says Heinz Jank, research & development manager of Rubble Master.“Both Rubble Master and John Deere Power Systems are pioneers in their fields. While processing hard stone usually requires a jaw or cone crusher, Rubble Master has developed impact crushers that can handle the job – and, in certain applications, do the work of two other crushers. John Deere Power Systems pioneered advanced emission technologies for Tier 3/Stage IIIA, and built its Final Tier 4/Stage IV on these proven technologies. The company is ready to lead customers seamlessly through the upcoming Stage V transition, thanks to its considerable DPF experience. John Deere brings remarkable expertise in application integration, while a wide product offering gives OEMs more options to match power and performance to exact machine requirements.”The two companies have a long history of successful collaboration. Local John Deere engine distributor Hamilton AG has worked with Rubble Master to successfully integrate John Deere engines in the company’s impact crushers since 2005. “As long-term supplier to Rubble Master, we appreciate the opportunity to support its innovations. We are pleased our technologies help Rubble Master to strengthen its position in the market, and its end-customers to build successful businesses,” says Florent Goujon, Area Manager of John Deere Power Systems.last_img read more

Energy harvesting microfluidic device lets your shoes charge a phone

first_imgFuel cells hold the promise of never having to recharge a battery again, but until they actually become a viable alternative, we will have to continue plugging in our phones, PMPs, and laptops every night to charge.Two researchers from the University of Wisconsin have come up with a way to recharge a battery without the need for a wall socket. Instead, you plug your device into your shoe and just start walking.Electrical power harvesting from mechanical energy is not a new concept, and relies on reusing the energy generated from another process, in this case walking. The problem comes from how much energy can be converted using this syetms using existing methods which have only produced minimal power levels until now. However, the research pair’s system is capable of generating up to watts rather than the more typical milliwatts of power–enough for a decent charge.The system reverses the process of electrowetting and uses a new microfluidic device that forces conductive liquid microdroplets through a nanostructured substrate. In its simplest terms, the movement of this liquid through the system creates a flow of electricity ready to be harnessed by whatever you plug in.The idea has led to the creation of a company named Instep Nanopwer which is trying to commercialize the tech in a number of different devices. For the walking system it takes the form of three connected parts that are embedded within the sole of a shoe. The problem they have yet to overcome is the best way to connect a device to that shoe as a trailing cable is just asking for trouble.While it may not solve the issue of always having a full battery, it certainly makes a lot of sense to reuse the energy from walking to at least partially recharge a battery. For those who commute to work on foot, or regularly go for walks or runs as exercise, it could mean a reduced power bill at least. The other good news is there is no extra energy required to walk while wearing the shoes harvesting the energy, so it really is a free power source you could work into your daily exercise and activity.Read more at Nature, via  Science Mag and RegHardwarelast_img read more

Thieves stole 191 iPhone 5 handsets last night in Japan

first_imgThe iPhone 5 is the most desirable smartphone on the market today if the queues of people lining up to buy one are anything to go by. That also makes them a target for thieves, and in Japan at least, a group of thieves have been successful in stealing 191 of them the night before launch.In total three stores were targeted in Osaka, with the phones being stolen between 2:30-4:30am. It’s unclear whether all the robberies were carried out by the same people, but it seems likely a group were working together to just grab as many phones as they could knowing the stock would be there. The timing also meant no one was lining up outside yet to be first to get an iPhone 5 C$269.63 at Amazon .The first location targeted was an au store, which was broken into at around 2:30am. The thieves managed to grab 42 iPhone 5 handsets, but were caught on security camera which the authorities are now reviewing. Then at around 3am a KDDI store was raided and a further 33 iPhone 5s taken. This time local residence saw three men in the shop and called the police.The final break in occurred at a Softbank store at 4:24am. This last location was the biggest score for the thieves who managed to bag 116 phones in just 4 minutes, bringing the total up to 191 handsets. That’s roughly $105,000 worth of handsets.Unfortunately for the three stores involved it meant they couldn’t open today and have no iPhone 5 stock to sell over the weekend. As for the thieves, it’s likely police will be able to identify them from the security camera footage. It helps that a car was required to get from one location to the next and to carry all those phones, so traffic cameras may have footage of the vehicle used.As for what will happen to the stolen iPhones, it’s likely they’ll be sold on the black market for well below their market value. Whether they remain usable depends on what kind of security Apple has built in and how well it tracks the stock of phones sent to each of the targeted stores. It may be the case they can kill all 191 handsets remotely and render them useless.Read more at WSJlast_img read more

Two men die in overnight house fire in Sligo

first_img Saturday 22 Apr 2017, 8:11 AM http://jrnl.ie/3352912 By Rónán Duffy Share Tweet Email 18,585 Views 2 Comments Apr 22nd 2017, 8:11 AM Short URLcenter_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Two men die in overnight house fire in Sligo Emergency services were called to the scene at 5am this morning. Image: Google Maps Market Street in Sligo Town. TWO MEN HAVE died following a house fire in Sligo town early this morning.Emergency services were called to the scene of the fire on Market Street at about 5am this morning.The two men, one aged in his 60s and another in his 30s, were taken from the house and rushed to Sligo University Hospital where they were pronounced dead.Gardaí say that at present there is nothing to suggest anything suspicious about the fire.Read: Farmers defend ‘extreme and irresponsible’ gorse bush burning as best practice >Read: Gorse fires blaze at Mosney as fire brigade warns public to be careful > Market Street in Sligo Town. Image: Google Mapslast_img read more

At age 112 Greeces oldest man passes away

first_imgThe oldest-known Greek has passed away at the ripe age of 112. Hailing from a village in Ileia in the Peloponnese, Theodoros Masouras moved to Achaia some years ago and worked as a farmer, while in his spare time was known to write poetry. Most significantly, during his long life he bore witness to some of the most significant events in the history of modern Greece, including both World Wars. Coming from a family of eight brothers, while Mr Masouras outlived them all, there’s no denying the family has some strong genes with the majority of his siblings dying between the ages of 90 and 104.A widower himself, Mr Masouras struggled to raise his five children.Having followed a healthy diet, he didn’t have any serious health problems until recently in 2015 and despite being bed-ridden in the final year of his life, he continued to write poetry. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Sinead McNamara called her family in tears over brawl with crew member

first_imgThe mystery around a young Instagram model and influencer from Australia who has died in Greece, continues, with information around the incident coming forward all through the week.Sinead McNamara, 20, unexpectedly passed away while working as a crew member on the luxury yacht Mayan Queen IV, a 92-metre-long yacht worth US$140 million, which belongs to Mexican billionaire and the chair of Mexico’s second-largest mining company, Albero Baillères.Anchored off the port of Argostoli in Kefalonia, the young model was found hanging off the boat in a coma. Crew members and a doctor took Sinead back on board and made numerous unsuccessful attempts to resuscitate her. An ambulance transferred the 20-year-old to a local hospital, and she passed away while being flown via helicopter to a hospital in Athens.“I have unfortunately received the worst news of my life, (Sinead) has passed away,” the model’s brother, Jake McNamara confirmed on Saturday.Sinead, who was from Port Macquarie in northern New South Wales, had been working on the yacht for four months and was soon to be reunited with her mother and sister, who were on the plane headed to Greece to meet up with the model when they tragically discovered the shocking news.“Happy birthday to the most amazing big sister I could ever ask for, 5 days till I get to see you!!! Excitement is an understatement ❤️,” Sinead wrote on Facebook on 26 August in anticipation of the reunion.While the circumstances surrounding her death have yet to be confirmed, local media on the island have speculated that the Australian may have committed suicide.“Local port authorities were informed at two o’clock Friday morning that the body of the woman was found hanging from a rope outside the yacht,” one local report claimed.“By the looks of it, she took her own life. We expect the autopsy to verify this in the coming days,” a senior officer told The Sunday Times.Two weeks before her death, Sinead had posted a photo of herself on a quad bike in Greece with the caption: “My head is all over the shop today. Take me back to this where my only worry was not cracking my skull open” – a post which has added to speculation that the young model may have taken her own life.All members of the crew will have been interviewed by detectives followed by a forensic examination of the vessel which has now sailed off Kefalonia.Sinead McNamara. Photo: Instagram (@sineadmcnamara)However, the Argostoli Port Authority is still investigating the cause of the sudden death, and the Coast Guard of Kefalonia has ordered an autopsy. While initial evidence gathered by the coast guard suggested the Instagram influencer took her own life, the deceased’s family suspects foul play.The family released a statement yesterday through their lawyer, Haralambos Triandafylopoulos, who revealed that Ms McNamara reached out to her family before the fatal incident.“(Sinead) had communicated by telephone with her mother and brother shortly before the unfortunate incident under investigation,” the statement read.“She was crying and referred to an incident that took place on the yacht with another crew member.“The parents also state that Sinead was not having any problems, she often communicated with her family and she was happy.“For these reasons, the family finds it crucial to thoroughly investigate both the conditions of death and the events and incidents that preceded this event in order to reveal the full truth and learn what actually happened and led their 20-year-old daughter to death.”The final cause of death will therefore not be announced until lab tests are completed, which could take a month or more. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

You Can Name a Cockroach After Your Ex for Valentines Day

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ If the thought of a certain ex makes your skin crawl, an animal sanctuary in the U.K. has the perfect way to commemorate the relationship this Valentine’s Day.The Hemsley Conservation Centre (HCC) is giving people the opportunity to name a cockroach after an ex — and it costs less than $2 (£1.50). The proceeds go to a support fund for the center’s projects.If you decide to name a creepy crawly, you get a certificate — although your ex’s name (only a first name is required) won’t be printed on it as the HCC wants to avoid “fueling fires.” Stay on targetcenter_img The name, however, can be displayed at the exhibit at the Centre, on a board by the roach enclosure. This makes it easy to visit the cockroach version of your ex, in case you want to greet them on Valentine’s Day (or just say hello).Hemsley Conservation Centre said: “For those that don’t quite require revenge, there’s another way to make you feel better about getting back at your ex this Valentine’s Day. The HCC is offering the chance to name a cockroach in honor of your friend’s worthless ex-‘someone’ on this special holiday of love.”More on Geek.com:Woman’s Home Infested by 100 Praying Mantises Hidden in Christmas TreeGirl Accidentally Brings Home Deadly Blue-Ringed Octopus from BeachCyborg Cockroach May Save Your Life, Haunt Your Dreamslast_img read more

Stoger admits Dortmund deserved to lose

first_imgBorussia Dortmund manager Peter Stoger has admitted that his side deserved to lose in their humiliating 6-0 defeat to Bayern Munich on SaturdayDortmund put in a woeful display against a Bayern brimming with confidence and on the brink of securing a sixth consecutive Bundesliga crown this season.In a dominant first-half performance, Bayern went 5-0 up and controlled the proceedings in the second-half with Robert Lewandowski securing his hat-trick late in the game to ensure their dominance.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…Afterwards, Stoger confessed his disappointment with his side’s performance and the Dortmund coach voiced his opinion that Bayern are now a long way ahead of his own side.“We’re very disappointed. We completely lacked the fundamental virtues I always mention. We did’t put up enough resistance. Bayern exploited nearly every mistake. We’re a long, long way off Bayern at the moment.” said Stoger, according to the Bayern Munich website.Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer also conceded that they were the deserving losers in the encounter: “We had ambitious targets but you could see we didn’t show it. We didn’t go for the one-on-ones, we were always a step too slow, our opponents always had men over because they moved better. They played cat and mouse with us.”last_img read more

The reason Paul Pogba wont leave Manchester United

first_imgAfter so much speculation over Paul Pogba’s future, a report from Spain claims the reason Manchester United will never let Paul Pogba leave the club.As tensions grow higher between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, there has been a lot of speculation over the future of both men at the club.Just a few days before the Red Devils played that Premier League match at Old Trafford against Newcastle, there were reports from the English media that suggested Jose Mourinho will get sacked for good regardless of his result against Rafa Benitez’s squad.The match finally arrived and the Red Devils struggled to get a victory, the Portuguese manager claimed after that match that there was a manhunt against him and the players were scared because of that.Paul Pogba’s case is even more interesting than Mourinho’s because it’s well-known that his agent wants the French midfielder to leave the club by the end of the season but that can be impossible because of a very compelling reason.The French player has been repeatedly going public on social media about his desire to leave the club, with ambiguous messages and public statements that have angered the fans mostly.The Glazers will NOT sanction the sale of Paul Pogba. He is Manchester United’s ‘Messi’ and is untouchable according to the owners. He is an integral member of the squad, with or without José Mourinho. (Source: Mundo Deportivo) pic.twitter.com/pdwoBmKEi6— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) October 12, 2018But regardless of what either the player or his agent want for the future, a report fro Mundo Deportivo confirms that the Glazer Family has absolutely no intention of letting their most expensive player leave and they would rather pay Mourinho his €27 million instead of accepting any offers for Paul Pogba.The former Juventus player grew up in the Manchester United academy, only a misunderstanding with Sir Alex Ferguson drew him away from the club but the Glazer family regards Pogba as their own “Lionel Messi” due to his beginnings as a Red Devil and all the history he has with the club.The board of directors plans to approach directly to the player and keep offering him as many contract renewals as he wants, because they want him to retire at Manchester United and take the club back to its glory days with his skills.The problem here is that Pogba might not want to stay at the club for many years, the Glazers will have to do a lot of convincing with both him and the agent in order to keep him interested.The last resort plan would be to sell him if he wanted to leave for good, but they would make the negotiations extremely difficult for any club that came after him.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening..@paulpogba with the Mickey Mouse hands 😂 pic.twitter.com/dBpBNzSaIT— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 12, 2018FC Barcelona is well aware of the whole situation, they already know where the club owners stand and they are not willing to go to war against them over one player.This new information about Paul Pogba is the reason the Catalan club is already looking for other options, because they consider the Frenchman as an impossible target right now.There is no way that FC Barcelona is going to offer more than €100 million for any player, even if that player is named Paul Pogba and he is one of the best midfielders in the world.Also, this whole situation kind of looks like it’s not going to end well for Jose Mourinho regardless of what happens.We say that very loosely because even if he gets sacked by the Glazer family, the man will walk away with a big fat check and the chance of coaching another great club around Europe.This is a win-win situation for the Portuguese manager, and not so much for Paul Pogba because he doesn’t really have much say in this whole situation.Los campeones del Mundo no paran de celebrar 😎(Vía @paulpogba ) pic.twitter.com/p1OVYUMvta— Goal en español (@Goal_en_espanol) October 12, 2018What do you think about the Glazer family not letting Paul Pogba leave Manchester United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE Duncan Brown to discuss pay structures at Employee Benefits Live

first_imgDuncan Brown, head of HR consultancy at the Institute for Employment Studies (IES), will discuss the challenges surrounding pay structures and benchmarking in the current climate at Employee Benefits Live 2016.Brown will close the performance and talent conference stream on Wednesday 12 October with his session entitled Benchmarking reward and compensation structures: let the market rip?During the session, Brown will look at the challenges facing public and private sector employers in today’s labour market and economic climate, such as the competition for talent, and market uncertainty surrounding Brexit.Brown will discuss how employers can balance internal equity with external market pressures when approaching pay.Brown (pictured) said: “Organisations are having to take more attention of the external market, but internal relativities, and internal management and fairness are as important as they ever were.“How do [organisations] resolve those two sets of issues and can [they] balance the market and what the market says [they] have to pay with [their] internal relativities and affordability?”Employee Benefits Live 2016 will take place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October at Olympia National London. Register to attend for free and view the full conference programme.last_img read more

Tractortrailers collide in Pembroke Pines

first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Two tractor-trailers were involved in an early-morning crash in Pembroke Pines, Wednesday.According to police, a truck slammed into an 18-wheeler carrying 25 tons of gravel on US 27, near Pines Boulevard, at around 7 a.m.The crash shut down the northbound lanes on US 27 for much of the morning.The road has since reopened.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more