Athens Nike temple unveiled

first_imgThe 10 year project to restore the Temple of Athena Nike on the Acropolis was unveiled this week following the removal of scaffolding The slender marble building was completely dismantled for repairs – the third time it has been subject to major restoration work. We have used the latest technology following successful experimentation with stress and aging.The temple underwent a major restoration 1935 which was designed to fix the mistakes of the first restoration in the 1830s. “We have used the latest technology following successful experimentation with stress and aging,” project head Dionysia Michalopoulou said at the official unveiling on Tuesday. “The choice and use of materials was the best possible; they will not corrode.” The 1935 restoration involved extensive use of concrete and iron joints to hold the marble blocks together. When the iron rusted, the marble cracked, threatening the temple’s long-term survival. This time, the iron was swapped for titanium – a metal as strong as steel but much more resistant to corrosion. “This third restoration was dictated by extensive damage and structural problems, both in the foundations and the upper structure,” said Michalopoulou, a civil engineer. Starting in 2000, workers took down 315 marble sections weighing up to 2.5 tons, laying bare a concrete foundation slab that was replaced by a stainless steel grid. Crews replaced the concrete additions with sections of new marble from ancient quarry sites – whose brilliant white contrasts with the old stone’s patina in places like the walls and columns to make clear they are modern additions. Every block was returned to the original position selected by the temple’s ancient architects. Athena Nike is one of the three standing Acropolis temples, along with the Parthenon and the Erechtheion. A new round of restoration work will commence in October on the western side of the Parthenon and Propylaea. Source: ANA, AP Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Stournaras conveys Europes optimism

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras spoke of widespread optimism following the Eurogroup meeting on Monday, and hope across the eurozone that Greece will pull through, a sentiment shared by the head of the Institute of International Finance (IIF).“For the first time in a Eurogroup, Greece was not spoken about in a negative manner,” the minister told Parliament on Wednesday, two days after eurozone finance ministers took less that 10 minutes to approve the disbursement of 9.2 billion euros in bailout funding.“There is great hope and optimism that Greece will make it, which is obvious from the speeches of ministers,” he said. “There is a sense of prevailing optimism after a long time about the situation in the eurozone.” Stournaras also referred to the drop in the spreads between Greek and German 10-year bonds: “There is a reduction in the spreads, as the difference in rates has dropped to the levels of 2010. But this will not distract me; we have just reduced the speed with which we are heading toward the rocks. We are now trying to turn the ship around.”Data released by Eurostat yesterday on the debt of European Union member states in the third quarter of 2012 showed that Greece’s pile remained the largest in the bloc in proportion to its gross domestic product: In the July-to-September period, Greek debt amounted to 301 billion euros, or 152.6 percent of GDP. On an annual basis the Greek debt went down by 11 percentage points thanks to the debt restructuring (PSI) last spring. Compared with the second quarter, however, it went up by 3.4 percent of GDP.Charles Dallara, head of the IIF, argued that Greece will be able to return to the markets and draw funding from end-2014 or early 2015.In the context of his participation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Dallara told Bloomberg Television on Wednesday that “this government is showing that it will make it and if it marches on unhindered it will manage to restore the climate of trust toward Greek economy.” He added that the country is steadily fulfilling commitments to its creditors that will allow it to return to the markets. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Quand des chimpanzés interagissent socialement avec un robot

first_imgQuand des chimpanzés interagissent socialement avec un robotPubliée dans Animal Cognition, une étude expérimentale britannique montre que les chimpanzés sont tentés de jouer et d’interagir avec une poupée-robot mise à leur disposition. Exactement comme le font parfois les humains. C’est une expérience d’un genre inédit que l’équipe du docteur Marina Davila-Ross, de l’Université de Portsmouth, a réalisée avec 16 chimpanzés : mettre ceux-ci en présence d’une poupée-robot pour observer leurs réactions. Et, ces dernières ne laissent aucun doute : les primates, dans leur majorité, ont cherché à lier des liens sociaux avec le robot, notamment en essayant de jouer avec lui, comme ils l’auraient fait avec un autre chimpanzé ou un humain.Haut de 45 cm, le robot-poupée pouvait bouger indépendamment tête et membres, et un haut-parleur dissimulé dans son ventre diffusait des bruits de chimpanzés, notamment des rires semblables à ceux émis par ces primates. Au cours de l’expérience, un scientifique interagissait d’abord avec le robot puis le faisait ensuite se tourner face aux chimpanzés sans plus s’occuper d’eux, pour ne pas influencer leur comportement.Attraction immédiateLoin d’être rebutés par les mouvements rudimentaires du robot, les grands singes ont proposé leurs jouets à celui-ci, affichant leur nature sociable même envers une créature inconnue. “C’est particulièrement fascinant de voir que les chimpanzés reconnaissent quand ils sont imités par le robot, parce l’imitation contribue à promouvoir le lien social. Ils ont montré un intérêt moins actif quand ils ont vu le robot imiter un humain”, explique Marina Davila-Ross.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Quelques individus ont même réagi aux rires émis par le robot. “Certains des chimpanzés ont donné au robot des objets et démontré un intérêt actif dans la communication. Mais il y avait des différences notables dans la façon dont les chimpanzés réagissaient. Certains, par exemple, ne semblaient pas intéressés à interagir avec le robot et se détournaient dès qu’ils le voyaient”, précise le Dr Davila-Ross.Une volonté de communiquerÀ chacun son caractère et son degré de sociabilité, en somme, tout comme chez les humains. “Dans d’autres études, nous avons constaté que les humains réagissent également aux robots d’une manière qui suggère une volonté de communiquer, même s’ils savent que les robots ne sont pas vivants. C’est une manifestation du désir humain fondamental de communiquer, et il semble que les chimpanzés partagent cette volonté de communiquer avec les autres”, conclut la scientifique.(Crédit photo : Université de Portsmouth) Le 26 octobre 2013 à 14:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Underground drainage soon in Nirmal

first_imgNirmal: Forest and Environment Minister A Indrakaran Reddy stated that underground drainage will be constructed in near future and YSR function hall will be inaugurated in October in Nirmal.He laid foundation stones for various developmental works with an estimation cost of Rs 592.80 lakhs in Nirmal town on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that the TRS government is working for the development and welfare of the poor. The government is developing national highways, providing 24-hour water and electricity Also Read – 3-day Snacks Festival begins at Ameerpet Metro station Advertise With Us supply, providing jobs to unemployed youth, pensions to widows and old aged people and physically challenged persons, he stated. He urged everyone to plant saplings under the government’s prestigious Haritha Haram programme. After laying foundation stone for the park development works at Shyam Ghad Fort in Nirmal town, Minister Indrakaran Reddy said the Telangana government has taken up park development works in Shyam Ghad Fort with an estimation cost of Rs one crore. He laid foundation stones for the development works of Kancheroni Cheruvu with Rs 80 lakhs; YSR function hall construction with Rs 1.20 crores; CC roads development with Rs 41 lakhs at Bhudhavarpet, with Rs 56 lakhs in Naidupet, with Rs 93 lakhs in Bangalpet and with Rs 48 lakhs in Bhamhapuri. District Collector M Prashanthi, Market Committee chairman Dharmaji Rajendar, FACS chairperson Ramakishan Reddy, District Library chairman Erram Rajendar, former municipal chairman Eshwar, Sridhar, Allula Muralidhar Reddy, Municipal DE Santosh and others were present.last_img read more

IndiGo poaching troublehit Jet Airways pilots with compelling offers

first_img Ethiopian Airlines Crash: All 157 People Onboard Killed Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:04/1:07Loaded: 0%0:05Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:03?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img In July 2017, Jet Airways had asked its junior pilots, who joined the brand in 2016, to take a 30 percent pay cut or leaveReutersTo tide over a shortage of pilots, budget carrier IndiGo has been trying to poach commanders from crisis-hit Jet Airways with compensation for overdue salaries. Jet Airways has not paid salaries to pilots, engineers and people in senior management for three months now due to mounting financial woes.IndiGo, in response to a query by Press Trust of India, stated that all job offers are in line with the airline’s current terms and conditions. “IndiGo is offering Jet Airways’ pilots job opportunities,” the agency quoted an IndiGo spokesperson. The low-cost carrier has been forced to cancel around 30 flights daily since February due to an acute shortage of pilots. The situation came to a nought due to aggressive expansion by the Gurugram-based airline, which currently has over 210 planes in its fleet.”We are not offering a signing bonus. We are offering compensation for overdue salaries,” the spokesperson said. Besides hiring pilots, IndiGo is also trying to fix the problem internally by upgrading a sufficient number of existing pilots.”Our pilot hiring programme always includes hiring from the market and Jet Airways is part of the external hiring programme,” IndiGo told PTI. The shortage of pilots is not unique to IndiGo, experienced pilots are in short supply as airlines add fresh capacity driven by rapidly rising passenger traffic.Airfares Inch Up IndiGoA dearth of commanders at IndiGo coupled with the grounding of Jet Airways several planes has already led to a sudden spike in airfares on key routes. Lessors have grounded around two-fifths of Jet Airway’s planes after the cash-strapped carrier failed to pay their dues. Severely hamstrung by a curtailed fleet, the Mumbai-based company has been cancelling around 200 flights daily.The aviation industry has been passing through a tough phase lately with most of the carriers reporting a loss in the past few quarters due to rising fuel costs, falling rupee and inability to pass on the costs to fliers due to cut-throat competition.The latest crisis to rock the industry is the grounding of Boeing 737 Max passenger jets by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation after two planes of the same model crashed in a span of five months. Spice Jet and Jet Airways are the only domestic carriers with the aircraft in their fleets. While Jet Airways’ five Boeing 737 Max jets were already grounded by lessors, Spice Jet will have to temporarily stop using 12 aeroplanes of the model in its fleet.The latest decision by the sector regulator came after a Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 Max operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 on board.last_img read more

Vishal Sikka completes 3 years swears by 20 billion target

first_imgReutersVishal Sikka has recently completed three years as CEO of Indian IT giant Infosys and is more determined than ever to touch the $20 billion sales figure by 2020.Sikka was roped into Infosys in 2014 to help transform and elevate the company at a time of significant and rapid advancements in the field of technology.Being in line with the company’s aspiration, Infosys had hit the $10 billion milestone in January under Sikka’s guidance. For 2016-17, revenues grew 9.7 percent to Rs 68,484 crore and 8.3 percent in constant currency terms.Keeping his dual strategy in mind, Sikka has not only taken efficient measures to renew the traditional business with automation, but has also managed to come up with new businesses around digital technologies like cloud, artificial intelligence, and the Internet-of-things.In the last couple of years, the company has performed very well in top accounts, and the number of $800 million plus accounts has risen to 19. Sikka takes pride in the development and aims to focus more on large deals in the years to come.For the quarter ended March 31, 2017, the CEO of the IT major said that about 10 percent of the company’s revenues that quarter came from new services and software. Infosys also launched a platform called Nia to help clients embrace artificial intelligence (AI). He added, “Nia continues to be central to all our conversations with clients as we work with them to transform their businesses.”The company’s website describes Infosys Nia as an artificial intelligence platform that collects and aggregates organisational data from people, processes and legacy systems into a self-learning knowledge base and then automates repetitive business and IT processes, freeing up the human effort to solve higher-value customer problems that require creativity, passion and imagination.Many Infosys clients have already deployed Nia, which is helping them leverage their organisational knowledge and determine opportunities to optimise, simplify, and automate complex business processes.Sikka considers AI and new software like Nia, Skava, Panaya and Edge systems as high growth areas for the company’s future, and focus points to keep the wheels of innovation running.Last month, he unveiled the indigenous “driverless golf car” at the company’s Bengaluru campus. The idea behind this development is to train employees on artificial intelligence platforms, which the company deems to be the future of business. These driverless vehicles have sensors in place to read their immediate environment and navigate without human effort.In the past three years of his tenure, Vishal Sikka has managed to keep the benchmark of innovation high by implementing his dual strategy. However, industry players say that it is important for Infosys to acquire deeper digital capabilities to keep competitors in check. Sikka and team should focus on strengthening its M&A faction to get hands on companies that can provide Infosys with the needed technological support to help Sikka achieve his mission of developing new businesses using new software.last_img read more

2 men killed in separate gunfights

first_img.Two people were killed in what the police called gunfights with the law enforcement in Narayanganj and Kushtia early Thursday morning.Police have claimed that the victims were members of robber gangs and were killed in gunfights while they were attempting to carry out robbery in two separate places.Police’s versions were not, however, verified independently as no versions of the events were immediately available either from any witnesses or from members of the victims’ families.Quoting Sonargaon correspondent, our Narayanganj correspondent said a man named Nazrul Islam, 35, was killed in an alleged gunfight with members of police at Phooldi village of Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj district around 4:00am Thursday morning.Nazrul was a resident of Doodhghata village of Pirojpur union of the upazila.Sonargaon police station officer-in-charge Morshed Alam claimed that a team of patrol police rushed to the place of occurrence when locals, using the public address system of a local mosque, called upon people to wake up, saying they were under an attack of a group of armed robbers.Sensing the presence of police, the robbers charged bombs and fired gunshots and the law enforcers in their self-defence opened fires, according to the claim of the police officer.  He said Nazrul was shot to death in the gunfight.He said Nazrul was accused in 20 different cases including murder and abduction cases.UNB news agency reported that a suspected robber was killed in an alleged gunfight with police on Kushtia-Jhenaidah highway in Mahishdanga early Thursday.The deceased could not be identified immediately.Islamic University police station officer-in-charge Md Ratan Sheikh said on secret information that a gang of robber was preparing for committing robbery, a team of police conducted a drive around 3:30am.Sensing the presence of police, according to the police claim, the robber gang opened fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight.After 30 minutes of gunfight, police rescued the bullet injured robber.Later, the injured was rushed to Kushtia General Hospital where doctors declared him dead.last_img read more

Honouring the sarod legend

first_imgThe prestigious ‘Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Life Time Achievement (2018)’ was presented to Ustad Amjad Ali Khan on November 17 at Kamani Auditorium.Sumitra Charat Ram (1914-2011) founded the Bharatiya Kala Kendra in 1952, a college of music and dance where legendary masters of Hindustani Music and Kathak Dance came to be associated as Gurus. It was later renamed as the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra. As its founder, she guided the institute with great zeal and passion, which made the Kendra the focal point for dancers and musicians in the capital, a role that it continues to play even today. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor her immense contribution to the promotion of classical Indian arts and culture, Sumitra was conferred the honour of Padma Shree by the then President of India in 1966. She passed away in 2011 and in honour of her memory the Kendra Management Instituted an Award, which is conferred annually on eminent Artists for their Lifetime Achievement in the field of Indian Classical Dance and Music. Shobha Deepak Singh, Director and Vice Chairperson, Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra said, “For me personally Amjad Ali Khan has been a guru, brother and fellow traveller in my journey in the world of performing arts. We have been a performer and showstopper at the music festival. We are proud to confer on him the prestigious Sumitra Charat Ram Award.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe first award was conferred on Pandit Birju Maharaj in 2011 and in the subsequent years, the award has been given to Kishori Amonkar, Mayadhar Raut, Kumudini Lakhia, Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and Girija Devi. This year’s award was conferred on Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, the renowned maestro of Hindustani Classical Music. He is one of the few great masters of Music, who became a legend in his own life time. His name is synonymous with Sarod. Ustad ji represents the sixth generation of a family of distinguished Sarod players. He has taken his art to every nook and corner of the world during the last fifty years, winning a large following for himself and for Indian classical music. He is equally respected by the pundits of music as he is popular with the youth and the lay audiences in India. He has received numerous honours and awards including the Padma Vibhushan from the Government of India and the Fellowship of the Sangeet Natak Akademi. Among a string of international honours he received, mentioned may be made of the Crystal Award, Unicef’s National Ambassadorship, Fukuoka Cultural grand prize, the coveted Global Music Award and a Grammy nomination.last_img read more

Morocco to switch on first phase of worlds largest solar plant

first_imgMorocco’s King will switch on the first phase of a concentrated solar power plant on Thursday that will become the world’s largest when completed.The power station on the edge of the Saharan desert will be the size of the country’s capital city by the time it is finished in 2018, and provide electricity for 1.1 million people.Noor 1, the first section of the town of Ouarzazate, provides 160 megawatts of the ultimate 580MW capacity, helping Morocco to save hundreds of thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions per year.“At around 2pm, the king will press a button, the parabolic mirrors will start turning, the heat will begin to turn the turbines, and the plant will come to life,” said Maha el-Kadiri, a spokeswoman for Masen, Morocco’s renewable energy agency.After it is switched on, the plant will initially provide 650,000 local people with solar electricity from dawn until three hours after sunset.“It is a very, very significant project in Africa,” said Mafalda Duarte, the manager of Climate Investment Funds, which provided $435m of the $9bn project’s funding.“Morocco is showing real leadership and bringing the cost of the technology down in the process.” The North African country plans to generate 42% of its energy from renewables by 2020, with one-third of that total coming from solar, wind and hydropower apiece.Morocco hopes to use the next UN climate change conference, which it hosts in November, as the springboard for an even more ambitious plan to source 52% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030.“Between now and, many projects will have come to light and we will prove that we can match our energy demands with renewables,” the country’s energy minister, Abdelkader Amara, said at a meeting during the Paris climate summit in December.The first phase of the solar complex, Noor 1 Facebook Twitter Pinterest The first phase of the solar complex, Noor 1, located at the “Door of the Desert” in the south-central Moroccan town of Ouarzazate.CIF estimates that if international banks and governments deployed another 5GW of solar energy, electricity production costs could fall by 14%. Scaling that up to 15GW would cut costs by 44%. Some $3.9bn has been invested in the Ouarzazate solar complex, including $1bn from the German investment bank KfW, $596m from the European Investment Bank and $400m from the World Bank.If the dreams of its architects are realised, the resulting energy will eventually be exported north to Europe, and eastwards to Mecca, as well as providing a secure source of energy at home.“Morocco knew their demand for electricity was growing at 7% a year and that they were dependent on imports for 97% of that energy,” Duarte said.Sourcelast_img read more

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Lynk increases its number of hybrid electric taxis to 250 vehicles

first_imgLynk has increased its fleet of hybrid electric vehicles to 250, as it continues to reduce its carbon emission levels. Lynk now possesses one of the largest hybrid taxi fleets in Ireland and expects hybrid vehicles to comprise over 20% of its total fleet by September.The increase in hybrid vehicle numbers comes as the Government aims to accelerate Ireland’s take-up of EV cars and vans and achieve a target of 950,000 EVs on the road by 2030, including both Battery Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrids.Lynk currently has a fleet of 1,500 professional drivers city-wide and has delivered over 2.5 million trips and counting. The growing availability of charge points at shopping centres, hospitals, parks and garages around the city is encouraging more taxi drivers to make a change in the type of vehicles they purchase, and Lynk intends that its driver app will facilitate this by mapping out EV charge points throughout the city.However, more must be done to encourage private partnerships with local authorities in order to ensure the development of sufficient EV infrastructure throughout Dublin.Noel Ebbs, CEO of Lynk, says: “The businesses that use our services are increasingly conscious of their environmental impact and are actively seeking greener modes of transport. Hybrid vehicles save on fuel, have lower emissions and result in better air quality for us all.“In this trade, there was previously a greater focus on large diesel cars, but over the past year, drivers are instead choosing lower-emission or hybrid vehicles. We’re doing all we can to assist drivers looking to make the transition to hybrid or entirely electric vehicles, but greater co-operation between businesses and local authorities across Dublin will be essential if more EV infrastructure and charging points are to be rolled out.”Lynk was launched in February 2015 by founder and CEO Noel Ebbs, a taxi tech entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in taxi technology. Developed specifically for the Irish market, Lynk provides a quality, safe and efficient service. Lynk is based in Newmarket, Dublin and provides 75 Irish jobs.last_img read more

Fire rages at dump site

first_imgFirefighters are still battling a blaze that started this afternoon at the dump site in Smartiesville.What started as smoke curling up into the air has turned into a full-blown fire, aided by the wind that has been blowing.Firefighters and municipal officials responded to the scene and at this time are still trying to control the flames as heavy winds keep the fire going. Extra water trucks had to be sent out to the dump site to help extinguish the flames.Large graders even rolled in to see if the fire could be put out by pouring rubble and sand over it.A thick, black cloud of smoke hangs over the whole of the Smartiesville area, with the smell of burning hanging heavy in the air.The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.This story will be updated. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

Youngsters go on history tour

first_imgAs a seasoned historical tour guide, Liz Spiret has had many visitors going on tour with her.However, she recently got a call from Mr Phil Brown, who is from the UK, saying that he wanted to take his wife Jenna and two small children on a tour.The youngsters are Frances, who is three years old, and Clement, who is only two months old. Liz commented that, “I seriously questioned the wisdom of walking the battlefields with one so young, but I was very pleasantly surprised.”Liz took them to Spioenkop for the morning and they had a lovely time exploring the history of the site. Phil said that, “We learnt a lot and had a fantastic time! I’m not sure Frances understood the significance of things, as she describes Spioenkop as being ‘fun’, but she was certainly struck by the gravity of the mass graves of the soldiers.” Frances and Clement are Liz’s youngest-ever history enthusiasts to go on tour with her! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

Ben McAdoo has the New York Giants crosscoaching and the players

first_img“It also helps players get in a room and hear how the other side of the ball breaks them down fundamentally, the fundamentals that they’re being taught across the ball and then how they’re game-planning to beat the individual on the other side of the ball,’’ McAdoo said. “It helps to hear how opponents are going to try to coach and beat you as a man, it helps you work on your weaknesses.’’It’s also a brilliantly simple idea that literally any program in the country can duplicate.Read the full story here. To break up another monotonous night of meetings in a monotonous month of training camp, New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo had his players and coaches do something radically different that didn’t require that much effort: they switched meeting rooms.Each position met with their counterparts’ position coaches, so offensive linemen went to the defensive line meeting room, defensive backs went to the wide receivers’ meeting room, and so on. Then, each position coach broke down film explaining how and why, for example, defensive backs use the techniques and coverages they do.“It was definitely more interesting than I thought at first,’’ defensive tackle Jay Bromley told the New York Post. “I was like, ‘Man, we’re just wasting time, we don’t need to learn O-line,’ but while we were in the room, coaches did a great job of explaining it and allowing us to understand what they go through.’’In addition to providing a crash course scouting report on their positional enemies, “cross-coaching” also offered the benefit of allowing players and coaches that don’t usually interact to spend some time with one another. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatixlast_img read more

Azizi Developments unveils Dubai retail portfolio

first_imgNewerJamaica to make major push for North American MICE travellers OlderStrahm to lead Kempinski Hotel Guiyang, China Azizi Developments has added retail units to its portfolio with the launch of sale of 329 outlets across its Dubai developments.Through Azizi Retail, Azizi Developments’ division for outlets, the retail spaces are embedded into its master-planned communities and residential towers, adding leisure, shopping and eatery amenities and creating a bustling social space with a strong potential for business profitability.Farhad Azizi, chief executive of Azizi Developments, said: “Retail spaces enhance our communities and are a lucrative investment that our research attributes to growing investor interest in strategically placed brick-and-mortar outlets. “It is a mutually beneficial integration whereby our residents benefit from lifestyle-enhancing leisure and convenience options, while commercial entities have a bustling environment to conduct prosperous businesses in.”Azizi Developments’ recently launched retail space spans across a total of over 410,000 sq. ft. ADVERTISEMENTAzizi Riviera houses a total of 177 retail units, developments in Al Furjan comprise 70, Healthcare City towers are host to 42 and Palm Jumeirah buildings have 18, while other buildings in Jebel Ali, Sports City, Studio City and Meydan offer 22.Retail units on Azizi Riviera’s 1.6-kilometre integrated boulevard and 2.6-kilometre canal walk are considered to be an exceptionally smart investment with the community being home to over 16,000 residents, and are being forecasted to welcome a sizable volume of visitors. With outstanding visibility, ample parking space, substantial footfall, and exceptional connectivity, retail units in Riviera are well-positioned to record a strong investor response.last_img read more

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joint two days before school started Secondly folks at Harvard are still arguing over whether they should have admitted her And thirdly when she was still a teenager she killed her 4-year-old son and buried his body in the woods Jones’ story which surfaced in the New York Times on September 14 is an incredible one It pushes so many buttons discussing it feels like an experiment in the social mapping of America’s sore spots The tale has three versions and the one people find the most compelling determines how they feel about Jones There’s the story of the plucky young woman who got two degrees while incarcerated These are not pity-diplomas Through meticulous research conducted by laboriously sending out for photocopies from the Indiana Archives and poring through them for data Jones discovered evidence of a whole slew of Catholic-run Magdalene laundrylike reformatories that had housed Indianan prostitutes and “fallen women” against their will in the 1840s A paper she co-authored was published in The Journal of the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences in 2014 It won an award from Indiana’s historical society Then there’s the story of the teenage mother who got pregnant at 14 was beaten by her mother while carrying the child and gave birth to Brandon a child with a disability Before his first birthday court records show her baby was taken from her for three years and lived with his father and paternal grandmother Not too long after she regained custody in 1992 she left him behind for the weekend when she went to an out-of-town theater conference He was never seen again His body has never been found A friend later testified that Jones told her she thought she might have beaten him to death Brandon’s paternal grandmother testified that Jones had said “she didn’t want to raise a freak” Jones was convicted of murdering Brandon and given a 50-year sentence Because of her strenuous efforts to turn her life around in prison this was reduced to 20 years and a few extra months were knocked off so that she could start college on time The final story is about Harvard famous for being as difficult to get into as prison is to get out of Jones applied to the history and American studies departments Both departments looked on her application favorably but two American studies professors flagged it for further examination The professors were worried that she had soft-pedaled the seriousness of her crime One professor was unwise enough to tell the New York Times that he was concerned they’d get attacked by conservative news media outlets and that “if this candidate is admitted to Harvard where everyone is an elite among elites that adjustment could be too much" So there you have it race class motherhood responsibility redemption forgiveness and a sprinkling of the extremes of liberal elitism all rolled into one big ball of highly emotive wax Jones’ story offers everybody something to object to and something to be inspired by no matter their political leanings In a personal statement appended to her Harvard application Jones had noted she had a psychological breakdown after experiencing abandonment and domestic violence and that she had repeated those patterns with her son "I have made a commitment to myself and him that with the time I have left I will live a redeemed life one of service and value to others" she wrote For some people that is just not enough Jones killed her own small disabled child The train of thought terminates right there No further reflection is necessary But we should forgive Jones Not just because she served her time and should get to re-enter society Not just because she turned her life around against considerable odds in America’s confounding and dysfunctional incarceration system which is especially cruel to those with psychiatric disorders And not just because studies have demonstrated time and time again that a toxic childhood such as Jones’ will have a deep impact on the mental health of those who endure it Mostly we should forgive Jones because continuing to punish a woman for something heinous she did while a teenager will not help that woman’s murdered child in any way It will not bring him back or make his life more precious Nor will it help future Brandons Jones is in a unprecedented position to shed light on some of America’s thorniest problems: How can we make prisons better How can we break the generational cycle of incarceration What can we do to help our most vulnerable kids and mothers A woman with Jones’ scars and sins can address these problems from a unique standpoint She should be given a chance to do so If she fails to make any difference she joins a list of smart and able people who have not been able to figure this issue out But she can’t even try if she isn’t forgiven if she doesn’t get a clean slate and a clear shot None of that means Harvard or any other institution had to admit her The university has the right and duty to put together the class it feels best about It may be 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