BC Indigenous group anticipating RCMP action at antiLNG pipeline camp

first_imgSupporters of an Indigenous camp blocking access to a planned pipeline in northern British Columbia say they are anticipating RCMP action over an injunction filed against them.Jennifer Wickham, a member of the Gidimt’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, says police have gathered in Smithers, B.C., and Houston, B.C., which are the closest towns to the Gidimt’en checkpoint.TransCanada has said it has signed agreements with all First Nations along the pipeline route to LNG Canada’s $40 billion liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, B.C.But Wickham says the company does not have the authority to build through Wet’suwet’en territory because the house chiefs, who are hereditary chiefs rather than elected band council leaders, have not given consent.On Dec. 14, the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs issued a statement saying they were deeply concerned by the National Energy Board’s decision denying their request to participate in a jurisdictional challenge to the permits issued to TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline project, which would cross Wet’suwet’en territories.The RCMP and TransCanada did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

USA scraps Iran oil sanction waivers on India, 7 others

first_imgWashington DC: In a move that could have implications on India’s energy security, US President Donald Trump on Monday decided not to grant sanctions exemptions to any oil customers of Iran, further squeezing Tehran’s top export commodity. “President Donald J. Trump has decided not to reissue Significant Reduction Exceptions (SREs) when they expire in early May. This decision is intended to bring Iran’s oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe US re-imposed sanctions on Iran last November, after President Trump pulled out of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The US’ move which is seen as an escalation of President Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” on Iran comes after it last year gave temporary 180-days waiver to eight countries, including India, China, Turkey and Japan among others. As a result of this decision all countries including India would have to bring down its import of oil from Iran by May 2. Greece, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan have already heavily reduced their oil imports from Iran. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostIran is India’s third-largest oil supplier behind Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Iran supplied 18.4 million tonnes of crude oil during April 2017 and January 2018 (first 10 months of 2017-18 fiscal). The US, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, three of the world’s great energy producers, along with its friends and allies, are committed to ensuring that global oil markets remain adequately supplied, Sanders said. “We have agreed to take timely action to assure that global demand is met as all Iranian oil is removed from the market,” she said. In a statement, Sanders said the Trump Administration and its allies are determined to sustain and expand the maximum economic pressure campaign against Iran to end the regime’s destabilising activity threatening the United States, its partners and allies, and security in the Middle East. “The President’s decision to eliminate all SREs follows the designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation, demonstrating the US’ commitment to disrupting Iran’s terror network and changing the regime’s malign behaviour. We welcome the support of our friends and allies for this effort,” Sanders said. China and India are currently the largest importers of Iranian oil. If they don’t go along with Trump’s demands, that could cause tensions in both bilateral relationships and spill over into other issues, like trade, the Washington Post reported.last_img read more

Congolese displaced by Ugandan rebels to receive UN aid

“This remote and increasingly unstable area poses immense logistical challenges for aid agencies due to the lack of roads or their poor condition,” Ron Redmond, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said, following renewed assaults in the north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the past week. “We continue to work with local authorities and other agencies on finding ways of delivering assistance in these insecure and inaccessible areas,” Mr. Redmond added.The estimated number of people displaced since the attacks began last September now stands at 135,000, according to UNHCR. More than 560 Congolese people have been killed by the LRA, a Ugandan rebel group notorious for abducting children for troops and sex slaves, over the past four months, the agency said.The attacks have prompted condemnation from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council, which last week voiced its grave concern at the scale of the atrocities and emphasized that those responsible must be brought to justice.A UNHCR team in the town of Dungu, in Orientale Province, that itself was raided by the LRA in November, reported that the group on Saturday attacked the nearby town of Tora, killing residents, pillaging and burning homesteads. Some 15,000 people who fled Tora and neighbouring villages reached Dungu, which already hosts some 54,000 internally displaced persons (IDPS), over the weekend, arriving on motorbikes, bicycles and on foot, the team said.Carrying few possessions, the new arrivals have occupied public buildings, schools and empty houses. They told UNHCR many more people are on their way to Dungu, hiding or taking a break in the forests along the way.UNHCR said that this morning it would support the local Red Cross in starting rapid registration of the newly arrived population and identifying those in urgent need.The distribution of food and aid items such as plastic tarpaulins, blankets, sleeping mats and soap will start tomorrow in the village of Bamokandi, 17 kilometres north of Dungu, and eventually will cover the whole Dungu area.In other developments in the region today, Olusegun Obasanjo, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on the Great Lakes Region, met today in Kinshasa with DRC President Joseph Kabila, who briefed him on joint Congolese-Rwandan operations against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) rebel group, blamed for much of the violence in the eastern DRC, which are expected to last some weeks. Meanwhile, negotiations on lasting peace in the region continue under the facilitation of Special Envoy Obasanjo and former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa. 20 January 2009The flood of Congolese civilians fleeing raids by the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) are in dire need of food, shelter, medicines, clothes and other aid items, and United Nations’ relief will begin reaching them tomorrow despite immense logistical challenges, the Organization’s refugee agency said today. read more

President Sirisena and Maldives Presidentelect meet at BIA

President Maithripala Sirisena and the President-elect of the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih met at the VIP Lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning (October 10).The brief meeting took place when the President returned after completing a state visit to Seychelles today. The Maldivian President elect was transiting via Colombo from Male to Singapore when he met President Sirisena. (Colombo Gazette)

Women diagnosed with breast cancer after 70 twice as likely to die

first_imgWomen diagnosed with breast cancer after the age of 70 are twice as likely to die from it, because they are being denied treatment, an international study has found.The major research on more than 200,000 breast cancer patients found mortality rates were far higher among older women – even though the disease was no more aggressive.Regardless of severity of disease, the women diagnosed over the age of 70 were twice as likely to die from it, the study found. “Outcomes for older patients are likely to be worse, as they are often less likely to be offered treatments such as chemotherapy on account of their age – a major issue that must be urgently addressed,” she said.Charities said too often doctors made assumptions about whether a patient was fit enough to receive treatment, based on their age, without giving them a proper examination.Baroness Morgan said: “It’s so important that assumptions aren’t made about a patient’s fitness to receive treatment; some older women are very fit and are able to tolerate intensive therapies and it’s imperative that a decision to treat must be made on their suitability, not their age.Last year a study of 1,000 elderly cancer patients found four in five believed they had fallen victim to age discrimination, with some saying they had been wrongly told they were too old for breast cancer screening, while others has been refused treatment.Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK said: “It is inexcusable that older people with breast cancer are not getting the most effective treatments and as a result have a much lower survival rate.“We know from our own research that access to cancer treatment drops off dramatically after the age of 75, even though a third of all cancers are diagnosed above this age. Older women need to be aware that developing breast cancer in later life is a real possibility and that with the right support,  treatments can be successful whatever your age.“There is a legal as well as a moral duty to treat every citizen equally when it comes to healthcare, based on their needs and circumstances, not their date of birth.” The new study examined survival rates for women of different ages, depending on disease severity. Among those with the least aggressive disease, five year breast cancer mortality was 0.3 per cent for those under the age of 70, rising to 1.3 for older women,Where severity was moderate, mortality rates were 1.2 per cent for under 70s, and 2.6 per cent for older women. And when disease was most severe, mortality of 4.1 per cent among younger women compared with that of 8.9 per cent among those over 70.Professor Arnie Purushotham, Cancer Research UK’s senior clinical adviser, said: “There are a number of reasons why older women with breast cancer have poorer survival, but it’s vital that we address these to ensure that women who could benefit from treatment receive it. “Many older women decide not to have treatment which causes side-effects, such as chemotherapy, or treatments may not be recommended because of other illnesses and conditions. As this research shows, we can now identify women who are most likely to benefit from chemotherapy based on the genetic makeup of their cancer and make treatment recommendations based on this important information.”Dr Steven Shak, lead author and chief scientific officer, Genomic Health said: “The results presented at ESMO reveal disparities in Oncotype DX testing use and patient outcomes, showing poor breast cancer specific survival in untested patients and in those with intermediate and high breast recurrence score results, contrary to the general perception that older women tend to have only low-risk disease.” At the same conference, trial results on a “game-changing” class of drugs – which harness the body’s immune system – were found to extend survival in some of the deadliest cancers.Forty per cent of patients with incurable kidney cancer saw a significant reduction in the size of their tumours, when given a combination of the drugs ipilimumab and nivolumab.Standard treatments achieve this in just five per cent of cases.  Research on 120,000 patients over the age of 70 shows a gulf in survival between different nations, with major differences in access to surgery and other treatment.For every three women in England who is diagnosed early, yet dies within five years, just one life is lost in Belgium.A previous study found that in some areas, no women over the age of 75 were being offered surgery for breast cancer, despite legislation which came into force in 2012 making it illegal to deny treatment on the basis of age.Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive at Breast Cancer Now, said: “These deeply concerning findings are, unfortunately, highly indicative of the wider picture for breast cancer in older women. One in ten patients who were expected to die from the disease had a “complete response” – meaning the tumour was totally eradicated.The findings will be presented to the same conference in Copenhagen, this week.Around 11,900 people are diagnosed with kidney cancer in the UK each year, with 12 people dying every day from this disease.Earlier this year, separate research on patients with head and neck cancer revealed a doubling in one-year survival among patients given nivolumab.After one year, 36 per cent of patients were alive, compared with 17 per cent of those not on the drugs.The class of drugs – called immunotherapy – were last year hailed as showing “spectacular” effects against skin cancer and lung disease, when results were presented in the United States.Earlier this year, a man riddled with 26 tumours, thought to be on the brink of death, was found to have been effectively cured by the therapies. Nivolumabcenter_img ‘It is inexcusable that older people with breast cancer are not getting the most effective treatments and as a result have a much lower survival rate’ Experts said the findings, which are about to be presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology conference, in Copenhagen, showed widespread discrimination against older patients.The research found chemotherapy levels were far lower among older women, when they were matched against younger patients with the same severity of disease.The study by Genomic Health, a company that has a test diagnosing which breast cancer patients are likely to suffer a recurrence of disease, and which are most likely to benefit from chemotherapy, found older women were less likely to be offered tests.The major study was carried out in the United States.But experts said the patterns reflected trends in Britain, amid warnings that age discrimination is cutting the lives of older women short.Last year a study found older women are three times as likely to die from breast cancer in England compared with other European nations. Immunotherapy drugs such as nivolumab have been hailed as a ‘game changer’ in treatment of cancer Credit:Bristol-Myers Squibb 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.last_img read more

AND Group and Satcom Global acquired by Broadband Satellite Services

first_imgBroadband Satellite Services (BSS), an investment company based in the northeast of England, has completed the acquisition of AND Group and the Satcom Global group of companies. Focused on the satellite communication and telecommunication markets, BSS acquired the two businesses as part of its growth strategy, to expand into all of the key vertical markets within the mobile satellite services sector. The merged group has a geographical footprint covering all of the core markets and revenues of over $100 million.“Combining the network assets of AND Group and Satcom Global fits perfectly within our strategic framework of strengthening our end-to-end solutions capabilities in key areas, and providing the best possible customer experience,” said Ian Robinson, Chief Executive Officer for the group.“Building on our existing technology platforms and extending our global reach will provide new opportunities for growth, innovation and expansion. Our customers will benefit from improved levels of service and reliability, as well as the expansion of our global data communication network, customer support and dedicated engineering resources. We are focused on creating innovative and differentiated services which present compelling value propositions to our customers, and deliver the opportunity to develop new revenue streams. The enlarged size of the group will also allow us to drive scale benefits and create a highly competitive cost structure.’’BSS is an investment company, wholly owned by Ian Robinson (Group CEO) and Robert Howes (Group CFO). Currently BSS owns and operates companies in five continents, focused on the provision of satellite communication and telecommunications solutions to customers in areas where other communications networks are unreliable or non-existent.BSS is strategically targeted at pursing growth in the satellite communications sector through acquisition, continuing to expand its current position as a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications.  BSS  says it “is focused on identifying and pursuing high growth communications opportunities within the satellite communications market, by identifying market needs and demands, applying sound investment strategies, progressive management thinking and operational excellence.“Founded in 1974 in North Shields, AND Group is an internationally recognised provider of communication and engineering services to the marine and offshore sectors. AND Group technologies specialists provide advice on satellite airtime and hardware solutions. It says “unique value added service platforms maximise the performance of satellite connections and exercise real time control over costs. “Established in 2001, Satcom Global is one of the world’s largest mobile satellite communications providers. With offices in the UK, USA, Asia and Australia and through progressive investments in infrastructure and technical resources, Satcom Global provides reliable satellite communications solutions for voice and data specific applications.last_img read more

ABB Ability™ energises and automates Africa with industryleading digital solutions

first_imgWith the commercial launch of more than 210 solutions and services in Johannesburg today, ABB says it is unlocking value for the African continent, enabling customers to take full benefit of accelerated growth helped by the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB Ability™ “creates powerful solutions and services that deliver opportunities to increase productivity and cut costs in countries that could leapfrog outmoded western models of industrialization and become true digital leaders.”“Africa has a historic opportunity to accelerate growth and development and realise its full potential with the emergence of new technologies,” said Chunyuan Gu, ABB’s President for the Region Asia, Middle East and Africa. “As a pioneering technology leader, serving utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure providers, ABB is the ideal partner to help customers in Africa realize the tremendous productivity and performance improvements that digitalization delivers.”Underlining Africa’s opportunities and ABB’s key role in unlocking value through for its customers through automation is the 40-percent rise in 2017 orders across all the divisions, sub-regions and channels.“Africa has the world’s most youthful population. This combined with improving economic fundamentals, the continent is ideally positioned to take advantage of new technologies,” said Leon Viljoen, Managing Director of ABB South Africa. “Training and preparing the next generation of engineers is pivotal for the continent. That is why ABB has joined forces with the Wits University in Johannesburg and why we have a number of other projects across the continent.”With ABB Ability™, businesses and entrepreneurs in Africa have the tools and the means to compete in global markets. By taking advantage of ABB Ability™, Africa will be able to build robust industries capable of competing with rivals in other parts of the globe.On the power side, renewables, high-voltage transmission technologies, digital grids and microgrids are extending access to electricity. The microgrids can be monitored and controlled remotely via an ABB Ability™ wireless network.Automation and robotics are driving productivity increases in the industry that help businesses to be competitive in regional and global markets, while digital technologies are providing access to those technologies and markets. The Mogalakwena platinum mine in the South-African province of Limpopo for example uses advanced remote diagnostic service (RDS) from ABB’s Center of Expertise in Zurich. ABB’s gearless mill drive, ring geared mill drive and HPGR solutions are also increasing grinding efficiency at various Anglo American Platinum sites in South Africa.New technologies are improving transport links both within Africa and with the rest of the world, as well as making transport and infrastructure more sustainable and efficient.ABB Ability™ works by gathering and analysing data from customers’ operations and then applying to that data, the knowledge and expertise gained from ABB’s vast global installed base of 70 million connected devices and 70,000 control systems.“With the resulting intelligence, ABB’s customers not only optimize their operations, they can use the insights to develop new business models, for instance by using digital technologies to overcome distance and operate across borders,” Chunyuan Gu said.last_img read more

8 reasons youre not a famous artist

first_imgSource: Flickr/Dominic’s Pics5. A working Pritt stickAny Pritt stick we were ever given in school was always ground down to a sticky nub by the time it reached us. And that sticky nub would be dragged with a great deal of optimism across your collage, only for it to fall to pieces moments later.Fall to pieces like your broken heart.Source: Flickr/Lou Reynolds6. GlitterGLITTER? Whose Irish Mammy was buying them glitter? As if. Sure wouldn’t it only ruin the carpet.Source: Flickr/Girlwparasol7. Endless lollipop sticksIt was only later in life that we realised lollipop sticks could be purchased in art supply shops and didn’t necessitate the eating of 100 Fat Frogs. Oh well.Source: Flickr/julietteculver8. A constant stream of empty packagingHow many tubs of margarine and boxes of cereal could Art Attack have expected us to get through? We were already saving them all up to bring them in for Art in school. IT JUST WASN’T FEASIBLE!Source: Flickr/Raja AzniDid you have all the PVA glue you wanted as a child? Share your troubles in the comments. Read: 9 dogs who are definitely eyeing you up>Read: 25 things that will make everyone Irish person feel ancient> THERE WAS NOTHING better than a bit of arts and crafts as a child.It was rivalled only by PE in school for top enjoyment. And we always wanted to play along with Art Attack or Saturday morning TV when they got crafty too.But unfortunately life is not always kind. The average Irish child didn’t have all the supplies when they were growing up. Here are some of the things that held you back from being a master artist back in the day.1. PVA glueThe art people on telly seemed to think we had rivers of PVA glue running fresh at the bottom of our back garden, or that it was coming out of the taps or something. Newsflash: NO ONE had PVA glue at home. It was the Holy Grail of arts and crafts.Source: Flickr/dumbledad2. ShoeboxesDidn’t these Art Attack people realise that we only got the one pair of shoes a year? OK, well maybe one pair of school shoes and one pair of runners. Still. IT WASN’T ENOUGH!Source: Flickr/piglicker3. Pipe cleanersA truly alien concept to most Irish kids growing up.This piece of craft was a hopelessly inachievable dream for many of us, utterly and cruelly bereft of pipe cleaners. Source: Flickr/smiteme4. Crepe paperFancy paper? Are you messing? It’s far from crepe paper most of us were reared.What even IS crepe paper, when you think about it? Creepy, quasi-corrugated, soft, breakable tissue paper. It’s not right.last_img read more

GAA considers silent sideline plan to stop parents shouting at children

first_imgYesNoDon’t know / Don’t careVoteThe GAA made the issue one of their priorities for the U14 Féile Peil na nÓg tournament which was hosted by Connacht counties last weekend.The GAA president and other officials visited schools and clubs in the build-up to the tournament, which featured U14 football clubs from all over the country, and made the appeal to parents and team officials.But despite the appeal there were incidents at the tournament of over-excited parents and team coaches roaring at children, although the competition passed without any major incidents.The finals took place at the Connacht GAA Centre at Bekan on Sunday when an estimated 10,000 watched the finals in various grades of a competition which featured over 2,000 children.“The message I gave before that Féile, I spoke to coaches, and before the Féile na Gael event when I visited schools and I visited clubs was that I wanted people to stop shouting at children.And we’re starting a major campaign on that and if we have to, we will play U6s and U8s in silence so people can’t shout at them.“The tournament was an outstanding success but there is always room for improvement and it is just not acceptable for adults to shout at children playing games,” added the GAA president, who was speaking in Galway where he launched the 100,000 Steps for Cormac, a charity event which will take place next month.The walk is being organised by former Galway All-Ireland winning captain Joe Connolly and aims to raise €100,000 for Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of suicide and self-harm.The walk will involve GAA personalities from all over the country and will commemorate his nephew Cormac Connolly, who died of an inoperable brain tumour three years ago at the age of 24.‘It’s falling down, but there’s something special about Páirc Uí Chaoimh’ — Pa Cronin Don’t know / Don’t care (164) Yes (1804) No (1266)center_img THE GAA IS considering having some underage games played in total silence in an effort to stop over-enthusiastic parents shouting at children.GAA president Liam O’Neill said that shouting at children, especially admonishing them, during games was unacceptable and lowered their self-esteem.Now he is considering having U6 and U8 games being played in silence in an effort to stamp out the practice.“I worry all the time about how people in 50 years’ time are going to view us in the GAA at the moment and what they are going to say about us and say look what they did in 2014 and I think we have to look into our hearts and examine what we’re doing.We put children out on the field sometimes, we feel it’s okay to shout at them, we lower their self-esteem and we don’t realise that when we shout at a child you’re actually too late because he or she has already made the mistake and you can’t do anything about it.“So we’re sending negative messages to the them and the appeal I have made to people is, not to do that, not to lower a child’s self-esteem because if you lower a child’s self-esteem by a derogatory remark, it takes 20 positive remarks to take the child’s self-esteem up to where he or she was before the comment was made,” he said.Do you feel that some underage GAA games should be played in silence? Poll Results:last_img read more

15m for CALD communities

first_imgThe Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) has welcomed the federal government’s announcement that it will inject $15 million into new measures, including establishing 100 community hubs to support migrant families nationwide. Having long advocated for extra support to help migrant families establish more quickly in Australia, ECCV chairperson Joe Caputo welcomed the move, saying that ECCV was pleased that $5m of the new money will be used to engage local coordinators to enhance social inclusion and improve connections to support services for migrant families. $4m will be spent on extending the Commonwealth’s Diversity and Social Cohesion program, $5m on infrastructure and $1m towards increasing resources for language translation services for government programs. “A diverse and multicultural Australia must be one where people of culturally diverse backgrounds participate and have access to the same government services and opportunities as all Australians,” said Mr Caputo. “Education and employment are a right, however if people do not have the language support and services catering to their needs, they are actually excluded from the pathways that would lead to positive outcomes in their career, family and social life.” The EECV chair also expressed his support for the extra investment in the government’s Diversity and Social Cohesion Program. “Research shows that social cohesion is fragile and can be easy damaged without the structures to support it. We are lucky in Victoria that our community is highly supportive of our diverse, multicultural community and recognises its value. “Governments need to be ready to support communities to settle so they can join all Australians in sharing the quality of life we are all so lucky to enjoy,” he said. A report by the government’s Joint Standing Committee on Migration tabled in parliament last month argued for the factoring-in of cultural and linguistic diversity into the government’s social inclusion agenda, and the need to ensure greater flexibility in English language training for new migrants. The report also criticised Job Services Australia, the government agency which supports job seekers. The committee said that JSA had to lift its game in delivering services to people of diverse backgrounds. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Vale Les Manning

first_imgBorn in Carlton and raised in Glenferrie, Leslie Howard Manning was the youngest of five children. The son of a Flinders Lane rag trader, Les was brought up by his mother Elsie after losing his father to illness when he was three years old. A student at Murrumbeena Primary School, at 14 he left school to help supplement the family’s income as the Great Depression took its toll, finding employment in local factories before working in his uncle’s Malvern bakehouse.As a youngster his greatest joy was to head to Punt Road to barrack for the Richmond Football Club and his love of ‘the Tigers’ would be a lifelong passion. In the late 1930s he married. For a time he and his wife Molly were employed as live-in domestic staff by the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, before their son Huan was born in 1938. On 14 October 1939, Les enlisted. He was 26. As one of the original volunteers of the second AIF, and a member of the 2/7th Infantry Battalion, in April 1940, he left Melbourne for the Middle East. The 2/7th went into battle for the first time in January 1941 as Britain took the attack to the Italians in the Western Desert and the battalion later saw action at Bardia and Tobruk. By mid-April 1941 Les was in Greece. The 2/7th had joined other Australian units as part of ‘Lustre Force’ – the Allies’ ultimately doomed campaign to defend Greece from invasion by Germany. Within days of their arrival, having been deployed to Thessaloniki, the 2/7th joined the Allied withdrawal as German forces pushed south. Les was evacuated from Kalamata on 27 April with most of his battalion on the transport Costa Rica. The ship, crammed with hundreds of troops, was bombed and sunk off Crete. Les and his fellow diggers were among those saved by accompanying destroyers. Originally en route to Alexandria in Egypt, they were taken to Crete to bolster the island’s defences.In anticipation of the island’s invasion, the 2/7th was deployed to defend the northern coast near Souda Bay. The invasion of Crete began on 20 May with German airborne forces quickly overrunning the island’s defenders in the west. As the battle unfolded, a counterattack involving the 2/7th on the outskirts of Chania 27 May momentarily halted the German advance. The ‘Battle of 42nd Street’ as it came to be known bought time for thousands of troops to begin crossing the White Mountains to the evacuation beach on Crete’s south coast. Having fought in the rearguard, Les’s battalion would be the last to reach the beach and were unable to escape.As the Germans rounded up the thousands of troops that remained at the evacuation point after the Allied surrender on 1 June, like many left behind, rather than throw in the towel, he headed into the hills with two mates, keen to avoid capture. After six days on the run, after an unsuccessful effort to commandeer a small boat, he was captured.So began four years of grim incarceration; first in the Skines POW camp on Crete, before being transported via Athens and Thessaloniki by train in overloaded cattle trucks to Stalag XIIIC, near Hammelburg in Bavaria. Made to work in nearby towns, the ‘lost years’ saw Les assigned to hard labour on farms, mines and railways, with infrequent Red Cross parcels offering the only glimpse of hope. Les’ POW camp was liberated by American forces in April 1945.Private Les Manning of the 2/7th Battalion c1940.Two months later Les returned to Melbourne to pick up the pieces of his life. He found employment – as a security guard in the Elizabeth Street office of the State Savings Bank of Victoria, but he also found his marriage was over, and estrangement from his son would follow.Les healed, and in 1953 he married again, to Alma Deering – the love of his life. With the money he had saved from his demobilisation, he purchased a plot of land in Bentleigh and built a home at 53 Richards Street. Son Gary was born in 1954 and a daughter, Lynda, followed two years later. In 1957, the same year as the birth of his second daughter Wendy, Les was offered the job of caretaker for the State Savings Bank, and by the late 1950s the family had moved to Malvern. After working for more than 30 years for what became the State Bank of Victoria, in retirement he played bowls, savoured the fortunes of his beloved Richmond Football Club, and was an active member of the 39ers Association. In 1989 he and Alma moved to the Wantirna Retirement Village in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.In recent years, as one of the dwindling number of Victorian veterans of the Battle of Crete, Les became an adopted and much-loved honorary member of Melbourne’s Cretan community and was a regular guest of honour at the Cretan Village at Wantirna. He described his connection with the Melbourne Greek community as one of the most precious experiences of his life.Remembered by his children and grandchildren as a modest, loving and supportive father and grandfather, with a unique and quirky sense of humour, the importance of family to Les was absolute. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.Les Manning died on 18 October at the age of 104 at Knox Private Hospital. He is survived by his wife Alma, children Gary, Lynda and Wendy, and six grand-children. He is also survived by his son Huan.Les’s funeral and memorial service will take place on Friday 10 November at Alison Monkhouse Funeral Home, cnr Burwood Highway and Stud Road, Wantirna at 2.00 pm. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Les édifices historiques reconstruits en 3D grâce à des drones

first_imgLes édifices historiques reconstruits en 3D grâce à des dronesUne technologie inédite a été développée par des ingénieurs pour reconstruire en trois dimensions des bâtiments et autres édifices historiques. Pour obtenir ces modèles à moindre coût, plus rapidement, et sans nécessiter d’intervention humaine, elle fait appel à des drones. Des ingénieurs de l’université de Grenade, en Espagne, ont développé une nouvelle technique permettant de scanner les édifices historiques et les reconstruire sous forme de modèles 3D. Comme l’explique le site Sciences et Avenir, elle allie trois technologies : la reconstruction 3D réalisée avec des photos, la représentation virtuelle, et le vol sans pilote de véhicules aériens.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Cette technique accumule les avantages. Elle automatise la modélisation, limite l’intervention humaine, et réduit le coût de la scanérisation par rapport aux autres méthodes jusqu’alors utilisées. Equipés de caméras stéréoscopiques et de lasers de mesure, les drones peuvent être très aisément dirigés et permettent de scanner un édifice en une poignée d’heures seulement.Désormais, les chercheurs à l’origine du projet entendent prouver la possibilité de faire appel à cette technique pour scanner et modéliser toutes sortes d’architectures, qu’il s’agisse de simples bâtiments ou de monuments, et même dans le secteur des travaux publics. Un large éventail d’application qui sera prochainement appuyé par les premières réalisations obtenues grâce à cette nouvelle technologie.Le 2 juin 2012 à 14:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

NASA Taps SpaceX Blue Origin to Boost Space Tech

first_imgStay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor NASA is preparing to land humans on the moon by 2024 and in order to advance lunar exploration technology, the federal agency is working with Blue Origin, SpaceX, and 11 other companies on key space-focused projects.On Tuesday, NASA announced that it selected 13 U.S. companies for 19 partnerships to take industry-developed space technologies to the next level and maintain U.S. leadership in space, said a NASA press release. The companies will work with NASA centers, which will provide support via expertise, facilities, hardware, and software at no extra cost. With these partnerships, NASA and these key industry players can expand the commercial space sector and introduce new capabilities that could assist future NASA missions, including those that will travel to the moon.“NASA’s proven experience and unique facilities are helping commercial companies mature their technologies at a competitive pace,” said Jim Reuter, associate administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), in the press release. “We’ve identified technology areas NASA needs for future missions, and these public-private partnerships will accelerate their development so we can implement them faster.”Companies were selected through NASA’s Announcement of Collaboration Opportunity (ACO), which was released in October 2018. According to NASA, these selections cover seven technology focus areas important to the U.S.’s moon and mars exploration approach: advanced communications, navigation and avionics, advanced materials, entry, descent, and landing, in-space manufacturing and assembly, power, propulsion, and other exploration technologies.Blue Origin, which was founded by Jeff Bezos, is participating in three of NASA’s partnerships, Space.com reported. The company will collaborate with the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama and NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia to build and test materials for potential use on lunar landers’ rocket engine nozzles. NASA officials also said Blue Origin will work with the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and the Johnson Space Center in Houston on two separate projects: One will involve maturing a fuel-cell power system for Blue Origin’s Blue Moon Lander, while the other will create a guidance and navigation system for precise moon landings.SpaceX will be involved in two of NASA’s partnerships focused on moon landing and transferring propellant in orbit. The company will collaborate with NASA’s Florida-based Kennedy Space Center to advance their technology to vertically land big rockets on the moon and advance models to assess how engine plume interacts with lunar regolith. SpaceX will also work with Glenn and Marshall Space Flight Center on technology innovations required to transfer propellant in orbit, which is critical in the development of SpaceX’s Starship space vehicle.Other companies that are partnering with NASA include Advanced Space of Boulder, Colorado, Aerogel Technologies of Boston, Aerojet Rocketdyne of Canoga Park, California, Anasphere of Bozeman, Montana, Bally Ribbon Mills of Bally, Pennsylvania, Colorado Power Electronics Inc. of Fort Collins, Colorado, Lockheed Martin of Littleton, Colorado, Maxar Technologies of Palo Alto, California, Sierra Nevada Corporation of Sparks, Nevada, Spirit AeroSystem Inc. of Wichita, Kansas, and Vulcan Wireless of Carlsbad, California.Watch: Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic To Go PublicMore on Geek.com:NASA Spacecraft Ready for Artemis 1 Lunar MissionNASA Plans to Test New Lightweight X-Ray Mirrors in SpaceNASA’s Planet Hunter TESS Discovers Three New Worldslast_img read more

Sad news for some Redmi users as Xiaomi ends support What it

first_imgOne of the biggest strengths of Xiaomi is its continued support for ageing smartphones. The company has updated phones dating back five years old with the latest MIUI software. But it looks like Xiaomi has made a decision that won’t make many users happy.Owners of some older Redmi smartphones won’t be receiving future MIUI updates or any Global Beta, which puts an end to the software support once and for all. The announcement was made on the Mi Community forum, affecting users all across the globe including India.The affected Redmi models that won’t be receiving any future software updates from Xiaomi are:Xiaomi Redmi Note 4Xiaomi Redmi 3SXiaomi Redmi 3XXiaomi Redmi 4Xiaomi Redmi 4AXiaomi Redmi Note 3Xiaomi Redmi Pro Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310? Closecenter_img Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 won’t receive future software updatesXiaomiIt’s worth noting that the Mi Community Admin who made the announcement on Indian board said the normal upgrade for other devices won’t be affected for the time being. This hints that Xiaomi might end support for other ageing Redmi phones soon, but for now, it has limited end of support towards the aforementioned seven models.What this also means is that all variants of Redmi Note 4 and other Redmi phones in the list won’t get rid of the ads in the interface. Xiaomi is said to eliminate them in MIUI 11 and the latest announcement doesn’t favour the seven Redmi phones the company launched years ago. Xiaomi Redmi 4 also won’t receive future MIUI updatesMi websiteOn the bright side, Redmi phones mentioned in the list will continue to receive normal security updates. But don’t hold on to these phones for long as the company might decide to end that support as well. The best way to stay up-to-date with the latest MIUI software is to upgrade to a newer phone and there are plenty of options from Redmi, such as Redmi Note 7-series and the upcoming Redmi 7.As for those who do not worry too much about the software updates or security updates, the phones won’t stop working. Users will still be able to use all the existing features in the phones even after the software support has been terminated.last_img read more

Snag These Premium Bang Olufsen Headphones for Nearly Half Off

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. May 19, 2019 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. 1 min read If you’re still buying cheap wired headphones from the drugstore, then it’s time to upgrade. Audio quality has improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and Bluetooth headphones are quickly becoming the norm. Bang & Olufsen’s H4 Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones are a high-end replacement for your frayed wired headphones.The H4 Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones are designed to look, feel and sound amazing. Plus leather cups envelop your ears in rich, natural sound. They last 19 hours on a single charge, so you can catch up on an audio book during your commute, open your favorite playlist during your lunch break and listen to podcasts on the way home without missing a beat.These premium headphones also come with built-in controls for pairing to devices, switching songs and answering calls. They’re so comfortable and convenient, you’ll never want to take them off.Usually, Bang & Olufsen’s H4 Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones would set you back $299, but right now you can grab a pair for only $153 (49% off) with this limited time coupon code: WEEKEND15.  Register Now »last_img read more

Customer Service – the Dying Art

first_imgBe personable – don’t send out a generic email with specials on a Sports Tour when your customers are foodies. Target your customer with information on their interests and make them feel valued. Once you’ve made a booking for them, go the extra mile and provide suggestions on points of interests for their tripStand out from the competition – from the get go, let customers know the high level of service you provideBe attentive – there’s nothing worse than saying you’ll get back to your client on the Wednesday, and you haven’t replied until the Friday. It’s sloppy and the trust your client has in you will diminish. Delays happen and can be out of our control, so be up front and let them know.Always be available – even when you aren’t available, provide ways in which your clients can be in contact with you. Email, text, voice message are just a number of ways to let you know they need your assistance when you’re free.Follow up – your clients have travelled and are back from their trip, however it doesn’t mean your job is finished. Perfect opportunity to follow up with them and get their feedback, ask for a testimonial and sounds them out on their next trip. They’ll appreciate the call/email and show that you genuinely care.At Stuba, we strive to provide the best service we can. It isn’t always perfect and continual improvement is part of what we do – to be accessible 24/7, to not have to wait on hold to speak to someone and regular emails to inform agents that we are working on their queries goes a long way in keeping our customers. www.stuba.com learn more about stuba.com here A “Dying Art” the machines can’t matchPeople under estimate the value of great customer service, and quite frankly, I think it’s a dying art. I’m quite surprised with the level of customer service provided from big companies in the travel industry. As in the low level we see from some of the bigger players.Even after seven years on the job we still get customers who are amazed that we pick up inside the fifth ring. I’m constantly being told that waiting on hold to speak to someone for over an hour, or not receiving an email for weeks without a meaningful update is standard practice, and accepted as the norm.  As an industry that is all about providing a service, it baffles me that this is common practice.One of the difficult things about service is trying to sell it to a customer –it’s not a tangible quality – customers will look at price first without realising who they are buying from, and what would happen if something goes wrong. The challenge being finding a way to raise that something might go wrong without telling them you expect it to go wrong.Our recent merger has brought a new focus back onto customer service. Amongst the many things that enabled roomsXML to merge with Getabed so well was a strong focus on customer relations.  Over the next few months we’ll be implementing updated processes and shortened response times to continue improving the offering.Here are some of my tips on providing excellent customer service that will improve your referral rate and have your customers coming back for more:last_img read more


first_imgappointmentshotels Mr. Jean Hélière has been appointed as the new general manager for Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach.Beginning his career at IHG in 2013 at InterContinental Tahiti Resort and Spa as an Executive Assistant Manager, Mr. Hélière was subsequently promoted to general manager at InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa in 2015, and was awarded General Manager of The Year in 2018 by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts Southeast Asia and Korea.Mr. Hélière also has considerable experience in food and beverage, having undertaken growing roles in the area at 5-star properties across Italy such as Rome Cavalieri Hilton in Italy, Hotel Hassler Roma, Rome Marriott Park Hotel, and Radisson Blu es. Hotel Rome.last_img read more

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first_img• 1/17/12 – Rams, Vikings couldtrade down (ILB Luke Kuechly, Boston College) Russ Lande/Sporting News• 4/24/12 – NFL Draft 2012: Final mock-up forRound 1 (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa)• 4/18/12 – Ever-rising Ryan Tannehill climbsto Cleveland at No. 4• 4/2/12 – Colts won’t stray from Andrew Luck(OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia)• 3/22/12 – Rams ask, shall receive at sixthoverall (OLB Melvin Ingram, South Carolina)• 3/12/12 – Rams ask, shall receive at sixthoverall (OT Mike Adams, Ohio State)• 3/1/12 – Memphis’ massive, highly athleticDontari Poe moves into top 10 (OT Jonathan Martin,Stanford)• 2/10/12 – First-round boardfluctuates asCombine approaches (OT Mike Adams, Ohio State) Mel Kiper – ESPN (ESPN InsiderSubscription Required)• 4/26/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft 5.0 (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa) • 4/25/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft 5.0 (DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina) • 4/4/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft 4.0 (WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame) • 3/8/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft 3.0 (WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame) • 2/15/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft 2.0 (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford) • 1/18/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford) • 2/28/12 –NFL Mock Draft (G David DeCastro, Stanford) Steve Wyche/NFL Network• 4/16/12 –Will Browns take best player available at No. 4? (OTJonathan Martin, Stanford) ESPN Bloggers Network• 4/3/12 – NFL Blog Network mock draft (DECourtney Upshaw, Alabama) Peter King/Sports Illustrated• 4/20/12 – Peter King’s 2012 NFL Mock Draft(OG David DeCastro, Stanford) Pete Prisco/CBS Sports• 4/23/12 –NFL Mock Draft (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa) Greg Cosell/NFL Films• 4/23/12 – First-round projection based solelyon film(OT Matt Kalil, USC) Todd McShay – ESPN/Scouts, Inc. (ESPN InsiderSubscription Required)• 4/26/12 – Final word on the first round (OTRiley Reiff, Iowa)• 4/25/12 – Complete seven-round mock draft (OTRiley Reiff, Iowa)• 4/11/12 – 2012Multi-option mock draft (WR MichaelFloyd, Notre Dame)• 3/28/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft Projecting First Two Rounds (DE/OLB MelvinIngram, South Carolina)• 3/8/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft 3.0 (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 2/12/12 –2012 NFLMock Draft 2.0 (G David DeCastro, Stanford) • 4/10/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBMelvin Ingram, South Carolina) Albert Breer/NFL Network Rob Rang/CBS Sports• 4/23/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OT RileyReiff, Iowa)• 4/16/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OT RileyReiff, Iowa)• 4/12/12 – NFL Mock Draft (DE MelvinIngram, South Carolina)• 4/9/12 – NFL Mock Draft (DE MelvinIngram, South Carolina)• 4/3/12 – NFL Mock Draft (DE MelvinIngram, South Carolina)• 3/26/12 – NFL Mock Draft (DE MelvinIngram, South Carolina)• 3/19/12 – NFL Mock Draft (DE MelvinIngram, South Carolina) Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away • 4/3/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBMelvin Ingram, South Carolina) Brian Baldinger/NFL Network• 4/4/12 – Cox enters top 10; Ingram falls toJets(WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame) • 12/21/11 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (OLBCourtney Upshaw, Alabama) And, at no extra charge, we’ll include who each expert hasthe Cardinals taking with the 13th overall pick. • 3/12/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBCourtney Upshaw, Alabama) Don Banks/Sports Illustrated• 4/25/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft 7.0(WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame) • 4/2/12 – Brownsselect Richardson over Tannehill (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa) • 3/23/12 –Browns can really shape draft at No. 4 (OT Riley Reiff,Iowa) • 4/10/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OTJonathan Martin, Stanford) • 4/4/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012: ClevelandBrowns Draft Blackmon & QB- Two Round Mock(OT Riley Reiff,Iowa) • 3/28/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (LB LukeKuechly, Boston College)• 3/21/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OTRiley Reiff, Iowa)• 3/11/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OTJonathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/2/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OGDavid DeCastro, Stanford)• 2/22/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OGDavid DeCastro, Stanford)Charlie Campbell/WalterFootball• 4/16/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft – CharlieCampbell (WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame)• 3/26/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft – CharlieCampbell (OTJonathan Martin, Stanford) 0 Comments   Share   Evan Silva/ProFootballTalk• 4/9/12 –2012 Mock Draft, take two (OG David DeCastro, Stanford) • 3/5/12 –NFL Mock Draft (OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama) • 4/17/12 –NFL Mock Draft (OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia) Dane Brugler/NFLDraftScout.com• 4/23/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBMelvin Ingram, South Carolina)• 4/16/12 – NFL Mock Draft (WRJustin Blackmon, Oklahoma State)• 4/9/12 – NFL Mock Draft (WRJustin Blackmon, Oklahoma State)• 4/2/12 – NFL Mock Draft (WRJustin Blackmon, Oklahoma State)• 3/26/12 – NFL Mock Draft (G,David DeCastro, Stanford)• 3/19/12 – NFL Mock Draft (G,David DeCastro, Stanford)• 3/12/12 – NFL Mock Draft (TJonathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/5/12 – NFL Mock Draft (TJonathan Martin, Stanford)• 2/24/12 – NFL Mock Draft (GDavid DeCastro, Stanford) The most talked-about, pored-over and analyzed sportingevent on the calendar is right around the corner.Of course, it’s the NFL Draft.Think about it. Once the final snap is taken in the SuperBowl, football’s focus shifts completely to the draft.How else could you explain hours of coverage devoted tocollege kids running around in t-shirts and shorts on theNFL Network?Here at ArizonaSports.com, we’ll do our best between nowand April 26th to keep you up to date with all the latestdraft-related rumblings, including this year’s version ofour Mock Tracker. We’ll compile the mock drafts from thenation’s leading authorities on the NFL Draft and put themall in one place, because we’re nice like that. • 2/29/12 – Brownstrade up for RGIII after stellar combine (OT Mike Adams,Ohio State) Chris Smith/NFL Spin Zone• 4/23/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012: Ryan TannehillTo The Houston Texans — Trade Edition (WR Michael Floyd,Notre Dame – after projected trade with Kansas City toacquire 11th overall pick) • 4/18/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft 6.0(OT Riley Reiff, Iowa) • 3/12/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBCourtney Upshaw, Alabama)• 3/5/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBCourtney Upshaw, Alabama)• 2/24/12 – NFL Mock Draft (WR KendallWright, Baylor) Josh Sanchez/NFL Spin Zone• 4/19/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012: Chandler JonesIs Rising Up Draft Boards (T Cordy Glenn, Georgia) Clark Judge/CBS Sports• 4/24/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OTRiley Reiff, Iowa)• 4/17/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OTJonathan Martin, Stanford)• 4/10/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLB/DEMelvin Ingram, South Carolina)• 4/3/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLB/DEMelvin Ingram, South Carolina)• 3/12/12 – NFL Mock Draft (GDavid DeCastro, Stanford) Charley Casserly/NFL Network• 4/24/12 – Ingram slides to Titans at No. 20(WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame)• 4/13/12 – No QBs taken in second round(OT Mike Adams, Ohio State)• 3/21/12 – Strategies change after key free-agent pickups(OT Johnathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/7/12 – Reshuffling the deck post-combine(OT Mike Adams, Ohio State)• 2/24/12 – Redskins will trade up to snag RG3(OT Mike Adams, Ohio State)• 2/15/12 – Redskins will trade up to snag RG3(OT Mike Adams, Ohio State) • 3/12/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OTJonathan Martin, Stanford) Will Brinson/CBS Sports• 4/24/12 – NFL Mock Draft (WRMichael Floyd, Notre Dame) Charles Davis/NFL Network• 4/24/12 –http://www.nfl.com/draft/2012/mock-drafts/charles-davis/130111 (OG David DeCastro, Stanford) • 3/22/12 –2012 Mock Draft, take one (OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia) Pat Kirwan/CBSSports.com• 4/23/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBMelvin Ingram, South Carolina)center_img • 4/17/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBMelvin Ingram, South Carolina) • 2/29/12 –Poe catapults into top 10 (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford) • 1/17/12 –Richardson couldslip to Bengals at No. 17 (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford) • 4/17/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OTRiley Reiff, Iowa) • 3/5/12 – NFL Mock Draft (GDavid DeCastro, Stanford) • 3/12/12 –NFL Mock Draft (OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama) • 4/9/12 – Bearsgive Cutler another weapon in Floyd (T Cordy Glenn,Georgia)• 2/29/12 – ‘Skins trade forRGIII; Dolphins snag Tannehill (DE Whitney Mercilus,Illinois) • 4/12/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012: Nick PerryMakes Big Splash In Top 15 (WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame) • 4/3/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OTJonathan Martin, Stanford) David Fucillo/SB Nation• 2/27/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft: NFL CombineResults Change Projections (WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame) Jarrett Bell/USA Today• 4/19/12 – USA TODAY 2012 NFL mock draft 3.0(DT Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State) Football’s Future• 4/18/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OT JonathanMartin, Stanford)• 3/28/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OT JonathanMartin, Stanford)• 3/9/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OT JonathanMartin, Stanford)• 2/22/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OLB CourtneyUpshaw, Alabama) Nate Davis/USA Today• 4/19/12 – USA TODAY 2012 NFL mock draft 3.0(T Riley Reiff, Iowa) Bucky Brooks/NFL Network• 4/23/12 – MichaelFloyd, Quinton Coples go in the top 10 (OT Riley Reiff,Iowa) Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Wes Bunting/National Football Post• 4/18/12 – Mock Draft:Version 7.0 (OLB Melvin Ingram, South Carolina)• 4/4/12 – Mock Draft:Version 6.0 (OT Mike Adams, Ohio State)• 3/21/12 – Mock Draft:Version 5.0 (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa)• 3/7/12 – Mock Draft:Version 4.0 (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa)• 2/15/12 – Mock Draft:Version 3.0 (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa)• 1/30/12 – Mock Draft:Version 2.0 (OLB/DE Nick Perry, USC)• 1/4/12 – Mock Draft: Version1.0 (DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina) Top Stories • 4/3/12 –NFL Mock Draft (OG David DeCastro, Stanford) • 3/16/12 – Freeagency has impacted draft’s first round (CB DreKirkpatrick, Alabama) Andrew Perloff/Sports Illustrated• 1/10/12 – Post-BCS Championship Game version(OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford) • 3/1/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012: Robert GriffinIII To Miami Dolphins(OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford) • 4/11/12 –Tannehill slides to Chiefs at No. 11 (DT Dontari Poe,Memphis) D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Mike Mayock/NFL Network• 4/25/12 – Mike Mayock’s 2012 NFL mock draft(T Riley Reiff, Iowa) • 4/11/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft 5.0(OT Riley Reiff, Iowa) • 4/4/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft 4.0(OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia) • 3/23/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft 3.0(OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia – following projected trade w/Cincinnati) • 2/22/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft 2.0(OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama) Jim Corbett/USA Today• 4/19/12 – USA TODAY 2012 NFL mock draft 3.0(G David DeCastro, Stanford) Michael Lombardi/NFL Network• 4/24/12 – Pats to deal No. 31 to QB-needyteam?(OG David DeCastro, Stanford) What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Chad Reuter/NFL Network• 4/25/12 – Glenn is second O-lineman off the board (OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia)• 4/20/12 – Gilmore, Cox jumpinto top 10 (OG David DeCastro, Stanford)• 4/6/12 – Top 10 remainsunsettled as draft nears (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa)• 3/30/12 – Browns nab Tannehill;Jags jump on Claiborne (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/20/12 – Mock changes withManning, Flynn off market (DE Melvin Ingram, SouthCarolina)• 3/12/12 – Draft intrigue beginswith Browns at No. 4 (OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia)• 2/29/12 – Wideout Hill entersRound 1 after fast 40 (OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia)• 2/24/12 – Combine will impactdraft’s first round (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 2/8/12 – Three QBs fly off theboard infirst six picks (OT Mike Adams, Ohio State)• 1/16/12 – Three quarterbacksamong topsix (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford) • 1/27/12 – Skillpositionsdominate top six picks (ILB Luke Kuechly, Boston College) Peter Schrager/Fox Sports• 4/20/12 – Presenting the Three-Round MockDraft(T Riley Reiff, Iowa)• 4/12/12 – Jets, Chiefs should try to beaggressive(T Mike Adams, Ohio State)• 4/9/12 – Tannehill sneaking into the top five(T Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/21/12 – Is Richardson worthy of a top-fivepick?(T Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/6/12 – Post-NFL Combine mock draft(G David DeCastro, Stanford)• 1/30/12 – Senior Bowl Week mock draft(G David DeCastro, Stanford) Elliot Harrison/NFL Network• 1/17/12 –Colts, Ramshave little choice (WR Kendall Wright, Baylor) • 1/17/12 –Dolphins couldpounce on Richardson (DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina) • 2/24/12 –Browns snag RGIII; Redskins take Tannehill (DE MelvinIngram, South Carolina) • 1/17/12 – Luck toColts;Griffin to Redskins (OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama) Ourlad’s Scouting Services• 4/23/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012 Version 8.0 (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 4/10/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012 Version 6.0 (WR Michael Floyd, Stanford)• 4/3/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012 Version 5.0 (OT, Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/17/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012 Version 3.0 (OT, Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/10/12 – Post-Combine NFL Mock Draft 2012 (DE Andre Branch, Clemson)• 3/2/12 – Post-Combine NFL Mock Draft 2012 (DE Andre Branch, Clemson)• 2/25/12 – Pre Combine NFL Mock Draft 2012 (OTMike Adams, Ohio State) • 3/11/12 – Trent Richardson falls out of top15 (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa)• 2/13/12 – Justin Blackmon falls out of top 5(OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama)• 1/19/12 – Josh Sanchez’s 2012 NFL Mock DraftVersion 1.0(OT Mike Adams, Ohio State) WalterFootball.com• 4/18/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (WR MichaelFloyd, Notre Dame)• 4/11/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (WR MichaelFloyd, Notre Dame)last_img read more

There are plenty of fingers moving toward the pani

first_imgThere are plenty of fingers moving toward the panic button in Arizona. The Cardinals, who started the season 9-1, could do nothing right in a 29-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones connected on 10 passes for 189 yards and a 32-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter as the Falcons built a 17-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back. The Cardinals’ offense continued to sputter, notching a cosmetic touchdown with 65 seconds left in the game that snapped a string of 29 consecutive possessions that didn’t find the end zone. And the defense wasn’t much better, allowing Atlanta to gain 500 yards after holding four consecutive opponents under 300 yards heading into the contest. And the list of injured Cardinals got bigger, if that’s possible. Safety Tyrann Mathieu, running back Andre Ellington and guard Paul Fanaika all left the contest in the first half and didn’t return. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter South Australia will so

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterSouth Australia will soon have a new boutique hotel with the commencement of the final redevelopment stage at award-winning Mount Lofty House, part of AccorHotels’ MGallery by Sofitel brand.Named ‘Sequoia’, the development, which will sit separate from Mount Lofty House in the Adelaide Hills, will include 15 luxury villas which will be positioned on the front escarpment of Mount Lofty Estate, and will capture unparalleled views of the Piccadilly Valley. Each of the villas will have private balconies overlooking the valley, fireplaces and views from every angle, whether it be from the bathroom, bedroom or lounge area.The development of Sequoia is part of a $14 million upgrade of Mount Lofty House, which has seen the construction of the triple-hatted, multi-award winning Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant, the introduction of the Stables Day Spa, and a new heritage inspired entry to the estate.Also part of the upgrade, work is well underway on refurbishing all existing rooms of Mount Lofty House, which will elevate the property to an all-suite hotel. The refurbishment of the guestrooms is expected to complete in February 2019, while Sequoia is scheduled to open mid-2019. The hotel’s Piccadilly Panorama Event Centre is also undergoing a redesign which will be completed by the end of 2018.General Manager of Mount Lofty House, Jesse Kornoff, said, “Construction has now started on Sequoia and we are all incredibly excited by the development as it will add an entirely new level of guest experience on the estate which has been synonymous with decadence and celebration in Adelaide for 170 years.“The Sequoia development will rival some of the best boutique hotels in Australia and together with the refurbishment of the rooms at Mount Lofty House, we are confident that Mount Lofty Estate is going to become a destination in its own right”.Mount Lofty House offers guests a truly unique experience, showcasing South Australian produce, history and lifestyle within 15 minutes of the CBD. From this gateway among the gardens, visitors can tour some of the best wine regions in the State and taste the seasonal flavours of SA as winter weaves its way through the Hills.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more