first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Victorian Parliament will continue featuring a strong Greek presence, as all of the Labor MPs of Greek background managed to get re-elected, and are even augmented by a new member, Kat Theophanous.This impressive electoral performance has already led to speculation that more Greeks might also find their way to the cabinet of the new Andrews government, following the landslide Labor victory.Both of the current Victorian State Ministers, Jenny Mikakos and Philip Dalidakis managed to get re-elected in Northern and Southern Metropolitan Regions respectively, while both Steve Dimopoulos and Nick Staikos were easily re-elected, both increasing Labor’s reach in their respected electorates.Bentleigh in particular was considered to be an ultra-marginal seat, but Staikos not only managed to defend it, he also marked a swing of 12.6 per cent in favour of Labor, winning with 62.6 per cent.In Oakleigh, Dimopoulos also boasts for a swing of eight per cent, beating his main opponent, Andrew Edmonds (himself of Greek background) by 66.2 per cent to 33.8 per cent.The most significant victory is that of Kat Theophanous, who apparently managed to take the Northcote seat out of the Greens’ hands, beating Lidia Thorpe with 52.8 per cent.Another Labor candidate of Greek background was going for a Greens seat; Jennifer Kanis was a strong contender for the seat of Melbourne, trailing 1.2 per cent behind Ellen Sandell, who looks like she will retain the seat.All in all, the Greeks seem to be well-represented in the Victorian Parliament, albeit only in the Labor Party. The Liberals’ South Barwan current member Andrew Katos met the fate of the Party, and appears to be losing his seat, following an eight per cent swing in favour of the Labor Party.last_img read more

first_img Further investigation warranted in death of Provo man Tourist man gone missing on dive, body found Saturday Recommended for you No medical report yet in Capron death Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Sept 2015 – An update on the death of the 85-year-old man found Thursday morning near The Sands. We’ve since been informed that man, named Weswold Dutikow, originally from Russia was an American citizen living in New York. Dutikow arrived in Providencials with his daughter on Sunday August 30 2015 and was scheduled to leave on Thursday September 10. 911 responders received the initial call for help at 9:25am, CPR was performed and Dutikow was then transported to Chershire Hall Medical where he was pronounced dead shortly after. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:dead, found, russian, the sands, Weswold Dutikowlast_img read more

first_img Related Items:#Bahamiansslowtocollectpassports, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 25, 2017 – Nassau – Less than half of the E-passports at the Anatol Rogers stadium have been collected said Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield, and he is urging Bahamians to please collect their documents.   The Minister, last Thursday, toured the temporary site which was established since July 3, for the sole purpose of making E-passport collection easier, still pick up has been slow.The Minister reminded that February 2016 was the international deadline for hand written passports, this fact coupled with the usual Summer rush to get passports inspired the opening of satellite offices to lessen the burden at the Thompson Boulevard Passport Office.   “To date, we have successfully issued 1,516 e-passports since opening our doors over the past two weeks,” said Minister Henfield.“We anticipate operating at this location, throughout the month of July and quite possibly into August 2017.   This decision will be based on customer/citizen response.”Initially there were 3,269 e-passports at the site.   The Government’s E Passport system was started in 2007.#MagneticMediaNews#Bahamiansslowtocollectpassports Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgThis is an excellent time to score a 65-inch TCL Roku TV. TCL At this very moment, I’m staring at a newly finished basement wall, trying to decide how best to enjoy TV on it. For a long while I’ve been thinking projector, because then I could have the giant-screen home-theater of my dreams. But then I see deals like today’s deals, and it’s totally messing with my thinking. Check it out. For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy once again has the TCL 4 Series 65-inch Roku TV for $499.99. That’s $100 off the regular price and just a crazy-good deal on a really good huge TV. See it at Best BuyHere’s where it gets even more interesting: Best Buy also has the TCL 6 Series 65-inch Roku TV for $799.99, a savings of $170. I know that price isn’t quite as tantalizing as $500, but the 6 Series is a CNET favorite, and “the best picture quality for the money, period.” See it at Best BuyI asked CNET’s resident TV expert, David Katzmaier, if the 6 Series was worth an extra $300. His response: “Yes, absolutely.” Huge jump in picture quality, he said. Of course, back in 2017, we were pretty gaga over the 4 Series as well. So it’s a pretty safe bet you’ll be happy with either of these. But getting back to my situation: If I want a 4K projector, it’s going to cost me at least $1,000. And it won’t have built-in Roku, so there’s one more device to buy, one more cord to deal with, one more remote to juggle. I’ll also have to deal with mounting the projector and buying (or building) a projection screen. In other words, there are hassles. Or, I could just “live with” a measly 65-inch TV and spend only $500. Or $800, if I’m feeling splurgy. If you happen to own either of these TCL TVs, hit the comments and share what you like or don’t like about it. And, of course, tell me what you think I should do in the basement: projector or big TV? Read more: The best TVs for 2019 TVs Mobile Accessories Comments Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Originally published on April 9. Update, April 11: Verified pricing still available. Removed expired bonus deal. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Share your voice Amazon Best Buy Roku TCL 38 The TCL 6 series has an insanely good picture for the… 1:48 The Cheapskate Now playing: Watch this: Tagslast_img read more

first_imgPhoto: Wikimedia CommonsHarris County Commissioner Precinct One Rodney Ellis says he also hopes the street repair plan will help drive economic development for Houston’s Third Ward.Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Tuesday an agreement by which Precinct One will pay $30 million to improve seven streets located near the University of Houston (UH) and Texas Southern University (TSU).Ellis announced the agreement at a press conference held at Houston’s City Hall where he was accompanied by mayor Turner.The streets near UH are Cullen (Interstate 45 to North MacGregor); Wheeler (Cullen to Scott); Elgin (Scott to I-45); and Holman (Scott to Cullen).The streets in the TSU area are Cleburne (Emancipation to Scott); Blodgett (Scott to Ennis); and Attucks (Cleburne to Wheeler).Ellis praised Turner’s concept of complete communities, which promotes a holistic approach for Houston’s neighborhoods that combines architectural aesthetics along with safety, access to public transportation and other elements.“I believe not only should we have complete communities, we ought to have complete streets and, in addition to a place for people to ride bikes, a place for people to walk,” the commissioner commented.Precinct One is specifically committing $15 million to improve infrastructure near TSU and another $15 million to projects around UH, according to a news release from Ellis’ office.Besides roadway work, the project also includes drainage improvements and Ellis expects the plan will also help drive economic development for Houston’s Third Ward.In addition to beautification of the roadways, the goal of the plan is to improve safety and accessibility to all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and public transportation riders.Mayor Turner noted Ellis and him will also work together to identify projects for Precinct One “where County dollars may not be available” but City dollars can be an option, for instance through the use of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which the City can receive from the federal government.The work will be performed in District D, which Council Member Dwight Boykins represents in the City Council.Boykins said in a press statement that the announcement “moves the needle forward advancing my commitment to the people I serve.”“As a proud graduate of Texas Southern University and someone who is quite familiar with the streets earmarked for improvements, I welcome the opportunity to work with Commissioner Ellis and Mayor Turner to benefit all the residents of District D and Houstonians,” added Boykins.Click below to watch the press conference where commissioner Ellis and mayor Turner made the announcement. Sharelast_img read more

first_imgPerhaps that is what drove artiste Manu Singh to explore the elemental imaginary landscapes which look like water, earth or sky.Wings, Shadows and 1000 Birds, a solo exhibition of paintings was showcased at Triveni Kala Sangam.  Works on display were full of large canvas paintings that explore imaginary background and landscapes. These works involve more obfuscation of the Imaginary large wings, shadows and 1000 birds using oil and other elements as mediums. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’As the artiste says ‘I’ve always been drawn to ‘wings’ since I was a child. The wings are symbol of aspiring to the greatest heights of accomplishment. Wings (white in color) stands for clarity of mind, and how clean mental focus combined with stable footing can transform our lives in magical ways.My works 1000 Birds represent joy, harmony, ecstasy, balance, and love. It denotes a sunny outlook in life, spiritual freedom and psychological liberation. Each of us has a shadow that whispers stories of our own self-defeating fears to us. My work shows how understanding our own shadow side can lead us to lives of tremendous realization and peace.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe artiste says she wanted to see how far he could can push reality to the other side where the ‘real’ is still recognisable, but start becoming partially surreal.She wanted to see how far he can push both the real and the surreal at the same time into one another, building that tension until they are just one and the same.Most canvases are black and white paintings with a modern touch, in that the strokes explore movement while the grey field stays constant most of the time. She has experimented with supports as well as with medium.last_img read more