Engaging Across Generations: Five Lessons Learned

first_imgby Karen Shirer, Ph.DSeveral years ago, a colleague hired six new educators to work on an emerging public health issue. All six hires were “millennials,” individuals born between 1981 and 1995. They were the first millennials that had been hired into his organizations.Needless to say, my colleague experienced rising tensions between the millennials and the baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) who had worked a long time in the organization. Neither generational group was prepared to work with the other in a team environment. Nor was my colleague prepared to address the conflicts and tensions that arose. In the end, most of the newly hired educators left the organization and an educator of the baby boomer generation lodged an age discrimination complaint.I thought of my colleague as I viewed Part II of the webinar Engaging Across Generations Part II: Tools and Techniques. This blog post describes the key lessons I learned that would have benefited my colleague as a boomer bringing on the first millennial hires. Recently, a blog on Part I of the Engaging Across Generations: Unique Mindsets webinar was published and you can view both the webinar and read the blog. Facilitators for both webinars were University of Minnesota Extension Educators Lisa Hinz and Brian Fredrickson. .The United States currently has five generations that make up adulthood and can be found in families, workplaces and communities. Before talking about what I learned about engaging across two generations, here is a recap of all five.Traditionalists were born before 1946 and are now 72 years and older.Boomers were born between 1946 and 1964, and are ages 53 to 71 years of age now (this is where my colleague resides)GenXers were born from 1965 through 1980, and are currently ages 37 to 52 years.GenY or Millennials were born between 1981 and 1995, and are currently aged 22 to 36 years (the approximate ages of my colleague’s new employees)GenZ individuals were born after 1996, with the older folks currently 21 years of age.So, what were the five lessons I learned from the Engaging Across Generations Part II: Tools and Techniques webinar that would have helped my colleague as he brought on six new educators of the millennial generation into a current group of educators from the boomer generation?Lesson #1: Know and Appreciate the Strengths of Each GenerationMillennials make up one-third of the US population. They tend to be civically engaged, tech-able, hopeful, carefully weigh all the options when making decisions, and value collective action. They hold a strong team ethic, a value for collective action and an openness to adaptation.Boomers have political leverage and clout, and are good networkers. They value equality, hard work, being team players, and challenging the status quo. Throughout their lives, boomers possessed a drive to learn and become self-actualized.Both of these lists show that there are commonalities but also differences. These differences can be leveraged. Recently, I began using social media, which for millennials is second nature, and my millennial colleagues were very helpful. As a boomer, I love to network and quickly learned that social media is the new networking. If my colleague knew each group’s strengths, he might have been better able to leverage them to develop the work team.Lesson #2: Understand the tensions that could occurResearch shows that 2/3rds of things with which we disagree with another on are things that we will never agree on. So it helps to understand that disagreement and conflict are normal between co-workers and in teams. Look for where there is agreement and show respect for differences of values and viewpoints.There are larger societal tensions looming between these two generations due to major demographic shifts. For example, millennials will bear the burden of supporting the safety net for boomers as they retire and grow older. Right now, these tensions are not as evident but they will come and as a society, we all need to prepare for them now.Lesson #3: Strengthen your communication skillsWith the respect garnered in the second lesson, honing one’s communication skills would be very helpful. Some key tips include: ask questions, don’t assume or tell; use multiple communication avenues, including social media; and don’t take things personally. Even more important, think carefully about the other person and tailor the message to him or her. Consider what factors motivate him or her while at the same time be open to learning from the other person and to teaching the other person.Lesson #4: Promote reciprocal mentoringReciprocal mentoring basically means setting up a mentoring relationship where the millennial is mentoring the boomer (like my social media experience) and the boomer mentors the millennial. The focus of mentoring varies based on each other’s strengths.Some advice for millennials mentoring boomers involves being tactful, listening and not blaming, showing warmth, and letting the boomer talk about their work and experiences. Boomers need to listen, give structure, be an advocate, and share themselves with millennials.Lesson #5: Be humble and open to changeOne area that boomers report problems is when millennials do not value their experience and work. As expected, this can be rich ground for conflict. With my boomer status, I have often cringed when a millennial “schools” me on how to do certain things for which I had done a large amount of work. I’ve learned to bite my tongue, ask questions, listen and encourage. I need a good dose of humility to remember that I do not have it all figured out and neither do my millennial colleagues.Do you want to learn more? Here are three steps you can take today:1. View Part II of the webinar, Engaging across Generations, titled “Tools and Techniques.”2. Learn more about reciprocal mentoring with L. D. Parks book, Mentor: Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners. Chapter 8, The Yoda Factor, describes the process.3. Participate in the October 31, 2017 webinar sponsored by MFLN Family Transitions & Personal Finance on Financial Planning for Different Generations: Touchstones, Tasks & Teaching Strategies.If you haven’t done so already, view Part 1 of the Engaging Across Generations: Unique Mindsets webinar , review the resources highlighted in the webinar, including Jennifer Deal’s book, and read my blog about the Generations I webinar. Note, additional webinar handouts (Generations: Who Are They? and Engaging Across Generations Part I) are located on the webinar event page under the “Event Materials” located at the bottom of the page.Karen Shirer is a member of the Military Families Learning Network Family Transitions Team and the Associate Dean with the University of Minnesota, Extension Center for Family Development. Karen is also the parent of two adult daughters, a grandmother, a spouse, and a cancer survivor.last_img read more

Leander Paes-Jeremy Chardy enter Delray Beach semis

first_imgVeteran Indian star Leander Paes and French partner Jeremy Chardy fought off a strong challenge from Marcel Granollers and Sam Groth in the quarterfinals of the $514,065 Delray Beach Open being held at the Delray Beach Tennis Center.The Indo-French combination squandered an early lead before staging a superb comeback to carve out a 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 win and enter the semifinals on Thursday.Paes and Chardy will now meet the and top seeded US pair of Bob and Mike Bryan in the last four stage. Mike and Bob moved closer to claiming their third consecutive doubles title here after being handed a walkover in the quarter-finals when a leg injury to Mikhail Kukushkin meant he and Illya Marchenko could not take the court.The Austrian-French pairing of Oliver Marach and Fabrice Martin also entered the semi-finals after defeating the American duo of Denis Kudla and Donald Young 6-4,The Czech-Belarussian team of Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi complete the semi-final line-up with a comfortable 6-4, 6-4 win over Australians Chris Guccione and Bernard Tomic. Huey and Mirnyi will clash with Marach and Martin for a place in the final.last_img read more

10 months agoSuarez relieved as Barcelona win at ‘tricky’ Getafe

first_imgSuarez relieved as Barcelona win at ‘tricky’ Getafeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuis Suarez and Leo Messi struck as Barcelona won 2-1 at Getafe on Sunday.Messi scored his 399th La Liga goal and Luis Suarez netted with a stunning volley as Barcelona moved five points clear at the top of the table with victory at Getafe.Argentine Messi opened the scoring in the 20th minute when he slotted in from a very tight angle.Suarez doubled the lead with a venomous shot from the edge of the area.Jaime Mata fired in to reduce the deficit before Jorge Molina missed an open goal for Getafe after the break.”It was very hard and tricky with so many people in the way, but I managed to hit it well,” said Suarez of his goal.”The opponent played well, we knew their qualities, how they defend, and we knew how to get the points, although there’s half a season to go.”On Messi he added: “Leo (Messi) is the best player in the world, wherever he plays. He’s got details of a different class of player and to share the pitch with him is incredible.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Martin Guptill eyes another WC feat

first_img Indo-Asian News Service BirminghamJune 26, 2019UPDATED: June 26, 2019 11:38 IST New Zealand’s Martin Guptill needs 58 runs to complete 1,000 runs in World Cup (Photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar has scored the highest number of runs i.e 2,28 runsGuptill will become the 20th batsman to score 1,000 runs in World CupsNew Zealand will face Pakistan at Edgbaston in Birmingham on WednesdayNew Zealand opener Martin Guptill will aim to add another feather to his cap when he comes to bat against Pakistan in their World Cup fixture to be played on Wednesday.Guptill needs 58 more runs to become the second Kiwi player after former skipper Stephen Fleming to score 1,000 World Cup runs. So far, the right-handed batsman has amassed 942 runs in 22 World Cup innings. The 32-year-old will become the 20th batsman overall to score 1,000 runs in World Cups.Fleming scored 1,075 runs in 33 innings he played in World Cups for the Black Caps.Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for scoring the maximum number of runs in World Cups. He scored 2,278 runs in 44 World Cup innings.Guptill also holds the record for scoring the highest score in a World Cup. He had played outstanding innings of 237 against the West Indies in the 2015 edition of the World Cup.New Zealand, with 11 points from six games, will aim to seal their semi-final spot when they take on Pakistan at Edgbaston.Also Read | Mitchell Starc becomes the leading wicket-taker at World Cup 2019Also Read | Not Australia, England probably still World Cup 2019 favourites: Jason BehrendorffAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Martin GuptillFollow New ZealandFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow 1Follow 000 runs World Cup 2019: Martin Guptill eyes another WC featMartin Guptill will become only the second New Zealand batsmen, after former skipper Stephen Fleming to amass 1,000 World Cup runs if he scores 58 more runs against Pakistan.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Yukon to apply ice BandAid to cross river reach stranded residents minister

first_imgDAWSON CITY, Yn – The Yukon government plans to apply an “ice Band-Aid” to the Yukon River outside Dawson City after the channel failed to freeze sufficiently for the second year in a row, leaving hundreds of residents stranded over the winter.Highways Minister Richard Mostyn said work on an ice bridge to the community of West Dawson will begin January and should take about three weeks to complete.“This has never been tried before in the territory. It’s a situation that I’d prefer not to have to do, but we’ve got conditions in the Klondike these days that are abnormal,” he said.“Last year, the river didn’t freeze. This year, it’s not looking like it’s going to freeze again. So we’re going to take some action.”The Yukon River usually freezes over within a few weeks after the summer ferry stops operating, allowing crossings to be made initially on foot, by snowmobile and eventually in a vehicle.Public works crews usually flood, smooth and widen the route after a few more weeks to create an ice highway.Mostyn had promised West Dawson residents after the river failed to freeze last year that the government would take action if the same thing happened this year.An ice bridge would reconnect about 200 people to the main part of town.An alternate crossing point does exist, but accessing it involves a 10 to 15 kilometre journey south of town on foot, by dog team, on skis or with a snowmobile.Mostyn said the typical recipe for building an ice bridge is to spray ice water over a river to encourage it to freeze.He said he is unsure if the equipment is available for the spraying technique, but the government is also considering other methods, which he described as old fashioned and less efficient.The “manufactured ice formation” project will cost about $100,000 to build and maintain, plus an extra $100,000 for one-time engineering costs, Mostyn said.He said he and his team are “fairly confident” the bridge can be built, though there are no guarantees.“The climate is not what it once was, and so we’re going to have to be innovative,” Mostyn said. “This is one of the projects we’re going to start with.”The strategy is a way of helping the Mother Nature, which he described as a “fickle mistress.”Wayne Potoroka, the mayor of Dawson city, said he was glad to hear news of what he called an “almost surreal” plan.“I think it’s worth a shot,” he added, saying that Yukon is feeling the effects of climate change. “This is what adaptation looks like.”Mostyn ruled out the possibility of a permanent bridge being built in the near future to West Dawson.(Whitehorse Star)last_img read more

African economic growth still strong but development and aid lag UN report

1 April 2008African economies are forecast to grow by an average of 6.2% in 2008 after a strong 2007, but the struggle against extreme poverty and international support for systemic improvement lag behind, according to a United Nations report released today. The latest edition of the Economic Report on Africa (ERA 2008), the annual joint publication of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union (AU), says that growth on the continent was driven mainly by robust global demand and high commodity prices.Other growth factors in Africa include continued consolidation of macroeconomic stability and improving macroeconomic management, greater commitment to economic reforms, increased private capital flows, debt relief and increasing non-fuel exports, the report says. It adds that Africa has also witnessed a decline in political conflicts and wars, especially in West and Central Africa, though peace remains fragile in some parts of the continent and growth performance varied sharply across countries and regions.Key challenges to Africa’s growth in 2008 include the risk of sharper slowdown in the United States economy, a fall in global commodity demand and prices and high oil prices. In addition to political instability in some countries, inefficient public infrastructure and unreliable energy supply at the national level as well as poor integration of transportation and energy networks at the regional level continue to pose economic constraints. This year’s report, under the title Africa and the Monterrey Consensus: Tracking Performance and Progress, also assesses progress in the implementation of the 2002 Monterrey Consensus on international commitments for development in Africa. Debt relief, one area of the consensus, has made much progress, the report found. However, very limited progress has been made in other core areas such as mobilizing domestic and international resources for development and promoting trade as a development engine. The establishment of donor groups and an annual African Ministerial Conference to monitor progress on the consensus is a bold step forward in this area, the report concludes. “It is hoped that these monitoring mechanisms will help to turn the promises made by development partners into deeds. The implementation of these commitments is important for Africa to achieve meaningful results in poverty reduction and lay the foundation for a brighter future for its peoples,” ECA said in a press release on the report’s launch. read more

Tim Hortons rolling out Interac Flash payment system next week

TORONTO — Tim Hortons has joined other Canadian retailers in adding Interac Flash cards to the number of ways customers can make cashless payments at the counter.The restaurant chain expects more than 2,300 locations across the country to be accepting the wireless touch cards by the end of October.Rather than adding to a credit card balance, the Interac cards draw down the funds from the customer’s bank account.[np-related]Unlike older types of credit and debt cards, the new generation of Interac cards use a quick-touch wireless reader rather than a swipe stripe or computer chip.Due to its size, Tims will be one of Canada’s biggest users of Interac Flash but it won’t be alone.Indigo book stores, Cineplex movie theatres and Esso-branded convenience stores are among the retailers that have said they’ll join the Interac Flash mob.In most other announcements so far, however, the retailers don’t expect to have their locations up to speed until sometime in 2013.But Tim Hortons Inc. (THI) said Tuesday it expects to have more than 3,000 restaurants accepting Interac Flash by the end of this year. read more

Ontario auto sector gets 40M from province for innovation training

Flavio Volpe, president of Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said the announcement mirrors what suppliers have been asking of government.“For the supply sector, what’s important is as long as the automakers stay here and make cars here and buy parts from us we’ve got a very healthy and efficient business,” he said.The president and CEO of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters association said the plan is an important step in creating a competitive business environment.“We are particularly pleased to see commitments focused on reducing the cost of manufacturing in Ontario and the openness to exploring investments supports for the manufacturing sector,” Dennis Darby said in a statement.“These two actions are critical to boost manufacturing investment in the province and improve the competitiveness of globally integrated sectors, including automotive.” WOODBRIDGE, Ont. — Ontario is putting $40 million over three years into a new plan for the auto sector, including funding for innovation and training.The money is part of a 10-year plan for strengthening the auto sector’s competitiveness, which comes as General Motors plans to shut down a plant in Oshawa, Ont., at the end of the year — a move that will see 2,600 workers lose their jobs.Economic Development Minister Todd Smith said part of the plan is aimed at workers like those at GM, who can be retrained and still work in the auto sector. Terence Corcoran: Jerry Dias’s Oshawa GM battle can’t stop an auto-industry revolution General Motors layoffs to total 14,700 factory and white-collar workers General Motors moving ahead with salaried job cuts, including a ‘modest’ number in Canada Aerospace industry looks to get back on government agenda ‘so Oshawa doesn’t happen to us’ “We want to give those auto workers an opportunity to get trained quickly,” he said. “Micro-credentialling is part of our plan, so they can get up to speed and not just continue jobs in the current wave of auto sector jobs, but in the automobile sector of the future.”A micro-credentials pilot will focus on targeted retraining for highly specific skills. The province will also modernize apprenticeship training, with the goal of making it more responsive to auto-sector needs.The plan also strives to create a more competitive business climate, which includes removing some regulatory barriers, streamlining approvals and certification for auto manufacturing sites, reviewing the industrial electricity rate, and international promotion of Ontario’s auto sector.“Our government understands what auto companies need to thrive and prosper in our province,” said Premier Doug Ford. “This is like Christmas coming — us getting elected — to industries across the province. They’re as happy as anything. They actually have a business-minded government.”Ontario is the first province to allow on-road testing of autonomous vehicles, and the plan includes enabling the private sector to develop a province-wide network of autonomous vehicle infrastructure.As part of the $40 million, an automotive modernization program to help parts suppliers become more innovative will make $10 million available to small and medium suppliers, who can each qualify for up to $100,000 as long as the company itself matches the funds.We are particularly pleased to see commitments focused on reducing the cost of manufacturing in Ontario …Dennis Darby, CEO, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters read more

Football Ohio State releases Week 5 depth chart prior to Rutgers game

OSU coach Urban Meyer prepares to lead the Buckeyes onto the field before the OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe No. 11 Ohio State football team (3-1, 1-0) has shown substantial progress in its last two games with a 54-21 win against UNLV Saturday and a 38-7 victory versus Army two weeks ago.. As such, the team has not seen any drastic changes in the depth chart in its weekly update.The only change this week was the removal of defensive tackle Malik Barrow from the fourth spot at his position. Barrow suffered a season-ending torn ACL during Saturday’s win against UNLV.Freshman middle linebacker Tuf Borland was still listed as a co-starter with redshirt senior Chris Worley. Worley missed all of last week’s game against UNLV with a foot sprain, the same injury that took him out of the first quarter against Army. Redshirt sophomore C.J. Saunders remains listed as the third-string H-back under Parris Campbell and K.J. Hill.The depth chart can be found here. read more

Apple restricts sale of iBooks Author works to Apple devices

first_imgApple’s Education event yesterday set out the company’s plan to really shake up the textbook industry. Not only does iBooks 2 promise cheaper textbooks for everyone, it adds interactivity, search capabilities, and always up-to-date content. Then came news of iBooks Author, which allows anyone to use a well thought out set of tools to create their own books for free. You can then proceed to sell them and make some money from your work. It sounds fantastic, but there is one big caveat.After you’ve spent time creating your new book on a Mac, it comes time to publish it and sell it through the iBookstore. However, at this point Apple pops up a note which states that any book created with iBooks Author can only be published on the iBookstore. In other words, in return for giving you a free tool for book creation, Apple demands that book (in that form) only ever be read on Apple devices.This is also enforced in the EULA no one reads. It states more clearly that if you are offering your book for free, then it’s fine to take the content elsewhere. But if you intend to charge for the book, you have to sign a separate agreement with Apple and distribution will only ever occur through Apple. You can view this two ways. On the one hand Apple is giving you a free tool with which to create books and wants a cut and some control over the work in return. The alternate view is, this is Apple’s attempt to ensure content is restricted to its devices in a bid to get more people buying Apple hardware because it’s the only place to view a growing catalog of content.The real loser in this is potentially the author who chooses to create their book solely in iBooks Author. Apple has made it super easy to create a digital book, but your work will never be seen on other bookstores for Android and Windows devices, unless of course you give it away or Apple consent to let you distribute it elsewhere (highly unlikely). Any budding authors should keep this in mind. Great, free tools can come with some restrictions, and iBooks Author is no exception. The problem is you may not realize until the point where your book is ready to publish how limiting iBooks Author actually is.One thing that remains unclear is how restrictive these terms are. For example, Apple may be able to block you selling the equivalent of a book created in iBooks Author elsewhere in terms of the layout and interactivity. But can they legally stop you taking the content (words, images) you created and repackaging them in a different book? That’s highly unlikely. If you create all your content before loading up iBooks Author, and just treat it as a final step before publishing, then you should be fine to publish elsewhere too.Read more at Venomous Porridgelast_img read more

Tonguecontrolled MP3 player conducts music through your teeth

first_imgEver wanted to look like a James Bond villian AND play music using just your mouth? No? Didn’t think so, but if you want to or not the point is you now can thanks to an unusual and certainly novel new gadget that plays music through your teeth.Concept designer Aisen Caro Chacin has invented the tongue controlled MP3 player that allows you to listen to your favorite music using bone conduction. Chacin calls his invention the Play-A-Grill. It’s a combination of digital music and a grill, which are those supposedly fashionable mouth pieces some music artists have been seen wearing.The problem is, they don’t look great when worn, and it’s not something we could see the modern day teenager using without getting hassled. It also looks pretty uncomfortable to wear. Anyone who has had braces knows how irritating retainers are, and this is pretty much the equivalent.This technology works because of the grill that sits on your teeth. The sound can be transmitted using bone conduction through your skull rather than by the more traditional speakers or headphones. And as there’s no speaker, only you can hear the music as long as your ears are plugged.There seems to be no details about how much a Play-A-Grill would cost, but I imagine because it has a mouth fitting you’d need to build in some kind of adjustment or custom make each unit, which is going to keep the price high.While I can’t see this being a popular alternative to an iPod and speakers, people with disabilities could benefit from the tongue controlled device if they have limited movement.via BitRebelslast_img read more

Gardaí investigating fire at landmark manor owned by JP McManuss brother

first_img GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING  a suspicious fire at a landmark residence owned by a brother of billionaire horse racing tycoon JP McManus.The blaze which destroyed the former Bishop’s Palace, North Circular Road, Limerick, broke out shortly before 11.30pm.The eight-bedroom manor, Kilmoyle House, was the former residence of Catholic Limerick bishops but has not been occupied for years.Gerry McManus, a brother of well-known philanthropist and racehorse owner JP McManus, purchased it in 2014 for an undisclosed price after it went on the market for €1.1m.It was sold by property developer Aidan Brooks who purchased it in 2007 for €26m making it one of the country’s most expensive properties. Brooks had previously planned to build a nursing home and retirement village on the site.It’s believed Gerry McManus was planning to carry out remedial works at the historic house. In 2015, a planning notice at the property stated that Gerry McManus intended to apply for planning permission for seven works on the site. The notice stated that he wished to remove late 20th century house extensions and outbuildings, make modifications to the existing house, construct a gate lodge near the entrance, construct courtyard buildings, construct an underground garage, and make repairs and alterations to the site boundaries.Brooks, (46), also from Limerick, but who runs a vast property portfolio from London, retained five acres of land around Kilmoyle House, leaving one acre as part of the sale to McManus. He also owns Portland House, the former Church of Ireland’s bishop’s residence, located next door.Built around 1845, Kilmoyle House has 7,159 square feet of living space, and is listed as a building of important architectural heritage.The three-storey property, which includes one acre of land, was destroyed in last night’s fire.Firefighters attached to Limerick city and county fire service fought the flames for four hours before bringing it under control.“Two fire trucks, and a water tanker vehicle were dispatched to the scene. On arrival the house was well alight,” said a source.Fire crews also used an aerial extendable ladder to fight the fire from above as it swept through the building.“The house has been extensively damaged. Gardai have sealed the house off pending a technical examination this morning,” the source added.No one was injured.Mayorstone Gardai are investigating the circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire.Read: ‘Hero’ gardaí rescue child from sixth floor apartment as witness Senator calls for their pay to be hiked Share92 Tweet Email3 http://jrnl.ie/3062704 Nov 4th 2016, 10:14 AM Short URL Firefighters working on the fire last night Friday 4 Nov 2016, 10:14 AM Gardaí investigating fire at landmark manor owned by JP McManus’s brother The fire broke out at the former Bishop’s Palace in Limerick just before 11.30pm last night. Firefighters working on the fire last night By David Raleigh 20 Comments 32,625 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Oscar entry to open Greek Film Festival

first_imgGreek actor Andreas Constantinou, a star of the film Little England, will be a guest of the 21st Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival, to take place in Sydney and Melbourne this month. Little England (Mikra Agglia), the film which will open this year’s festival, is Greece’s entry for the foreign language Oscar next year. Directed by veteran Pantelis Voulgaris from a novel by his wife, Ioanna Karystiani, the melodrama centres on two sisters who both fall for a ship’s captain on the Greek island of Andros during World War II. The festival opens at Palace Norton Street in Sydney on 14 October and Palace Como in Melbourne on 15 October. Producer Giannis Iakovidis is also coming to Australia as a festival guest.Chief executive officer of the Delphi Bank, the festival’s major sponsor, Mr George Tacticos said he was delighted to see Greek film “take on new growth and importance in the world scene, gaining critical acclaim across many prestigious festivals and events”.The festival will boast a selection of Greek family tragedies, carefully crafted dramas and tense thrillers with a strong resilient hand, highlighting Greece’s hidden treasures and roots through the power of film. A new wave of Greek cinema will emerge from a bold generation of young filmmakers who insist on breaking ties with past trends and seeing things in their own unique way.Read more in detail about the 21st Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival in this Saturday’s edition of Neos Kosmos’ Good Life. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Google Me bien plus quun réseau social

first_imgGoogle Me : bien plus qu’un réseau social ?États-Unis – Google se lancera cet automne dans l’aventure du réseau social. Son service Google Me veut concurrencer Facebook et Twitter, et pourrait se démarquer grâce à ses multiples connexions avec les autres services de la firme de Mountain View.Cet automne, Google Me fera son entrée dans le monde des réseaux sociaux. Pour concurrencer Facebook et Twitter, les deux indéboulonnables du secteur, le géant américain compte sur ses différents services pour compléter son offre. Ainsi, les internautes pourront mettre en relation Maps, YouTube ou encore Gmail pour communiquer entre eux. Récemment, Google s’est illustré en rachetant plusieurs PME spécialisées dans les jeux en ligne et pourrait bien profiter de sa puissance de frappe en la matière. Dans quelques jours, Google Me apparaîtra : il faudra alors observer comment Google et Twitter auront anticipé l’arrivée de “l’ogre Google”.Le 17 septembre 2010 à 11:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

School bus crash in University City sends students to hospital

first_imgSchool bus crash in University City sends students to hospital KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, December 19, 2018 Posted: December 19, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – More than three dozen high school students were taken to a hospital for precautionary evaluations Wednesday after a car rear-ended their school bus in the University City area while they were on their way to classes, authorities reported.An Infiniti sedan struck the school vehicle shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Genesee Avenue, just north of state Route 52, according to the California Highway Patrol.No serious injuries were reported, but medics took all 38 University City High School students who had been riding in the bus to a hospital to be checked out.San Diego Unified School District said that all students were examined by medical staff and were released to their parents, with no serious injuries reported.It was unclear if the driver of the sedan suffered any injuries in the crash.The CHP shut down the on-ramp from westbound SR-52 to northbound Genesee Avenue during the crash investigation and cleanup. last_img read more

Your next Toyota might have a fragrance dispenser loaded with tear gas

first_img Post a comment 0 Toyota More about 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Toyota Review • 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: Sip with subtlety Share your voice 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe: Drives better than most, and smells better too 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 review: Let it semi-autonomously chauffeur your chauffeur More From Roadshow Preview • 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid first drive: 53 MPG made simple 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags Putting fragrance dispensers in cars is nothing new. But automakers have yet to add a personal twist that also weaponizes the system — that is, until a Toyota patent application surfaced.A recently published patent application from Toyota describes, quite simply, a “vehicle fragrance dispenser system.” As the application notes, this system goes above and beyond the current systems by adding a personal twist. It can use mobile devices to determine if a specific occupant is entering the vehicle, at which point it can dispense one of multiple perfumes specific to the occupant’s tastes. Current systems only have space for one fragrance in the system at a time.Enlarge ImageEven your perfume atomizer will be connected to the cloud in this lovely little dystopia we’re building. USPTO But wait, there’s more. Because some people might have problems with specific fragrances, the system also includes a deodorizer. It can deploy as soon as the occupant leaves the vehicle, returning the car’s scent to neutral as it awaits the next occupant, who might not like the last guy’s preference for fresh pine or whatever. The system can also dispense fragrances ahead of a person entering the car, filling the car with scent instead of forcing the occupant to wait for the HVAC system to do its thing, like current applications.So what about the tear gas? Here’s where it gets clever. Since the system is built to detect the occupants, if it detects an “illegitimate engine start,” as the application says, it can dispense tear gas instead of perfume, likely sending the scofflaw running. Hopefully that deodorizer is capable of removing tear gas from the car, otherwise the actual owner will be in for an eye-opening (and eye-watering) experience later on. Hopefully the trunk has an eye-rinse station.Of course, the beauty of a patent application is that it allows for some wild thinking without necessarily making it to reality. Some automakers routinely apply to patent technologies to beat competitors to the punch. So, while this system might not appear in your next Toyota, it’s good to know that the automaker is thinking about some… unorthodox ways to keep your car safe while also making it smell pretty. 2018 Toyota Century is a Marvel movie star car in waiting 94 Photos Auto Tech Car Industrylast_img read more

BNP for constitutional amendment for pollstime govt

first_img.Senior BNP leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Monday urged the government to amend the constitution to insert the provision of an election-time government.”The prime minister has recently said an election-time government will be in place, but there’s no existence of such administration in the constitution,” he said.Speaking at a discussion, he further said, “If you (PM) accept the election-time government system, you can amend the constitution to incorporate the provision since parliament is in function, and you have two-thirds majority to do that.”Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, said a non-party neutral election-time government system is crucial to include in the constitution to hold a fair and credible election and empower people to elect their representatives.He warned that their party together with people will take to the streets to realise their demand if the government does not take step for arranging the polls under the non-party government.Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal organised the programme at the Jatiya Press Club, marking the 82nd birth anniversary of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman.In her recent address to the nation, prime minister Sheikh Hasina said an election-time government will be formed as per the constitution which will provide all-out cooperation to the election commission in conducting the next election.Reacting to her comments, BNP leaders have been saying that there is a provision in the current constitution to constitute an election-time government.About Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s comment that BNP’s stance on the election-time government is not clear, Mosharraf said, “There’s no ambiguity in our demand as we’ve clearly said the election-time government must be neural one, no matter what its name may be.”He said the non-party government will only assist the election commission to hold a fair and impartial election.The BNP leader alleged that the government is rather trying to mislead people over the polls-time administration issue.Mosharraf said they will go to people to drum up their support once their chairperson unveils the framework on the election-time government.last_img read more

Notable power outages around the world

first_imgMarch 11, 1999: Lightning hits a power substation in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state, leaving 97 million people without power for as long as five hours. An official says it is linked to transmission lines from the Itaipu dam.March 1989: A solar geomagnetic storm knocks out power to 6 million people in the Canadian province of Quebec and parts of the U.S. for nine hours.July 13, 1977: A lightning bolt knocks out electricity to about 8 million people in New York City. Power isn’t fully restored until 25 hours later after widespread looting.Nov. 9, 1965: The Great Blackout shakes Americans’ faith in the power system. A faulty substation relay darkens New York City and thousands of square miles of the U.S. northeast for about 14 hours. Power is out for 25 million people. It inspires the popular film, “Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Top Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health too Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family (AP) – Some notable power outages around the world:July 31, 2012: Three power grids across half of India fail in what authorities call overdrawing of the system, leaving a record 620 million people without power for several hours and raising serious concerns about whether the country’s outdated infrastructure can meet soaring demands.July 30, 2012: India’s northern electricity grid fails for much of the day, leaving 370 million people without power. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Nov. 10, 2009: Storms near the Itaipu hydroelectric dam on the Paraguay-Brazil border are tentatively blamed for outages that cut power to as many as 60 million people in Brazil for two to three hours. The entire nation of Paraguay, population 7 million, is also briefly blacked out.January-February 2008: Winter storms cause a nearly two-week blackout to about 4 million people around the central Chinese city of Chenzhou. Eleven technicians reportedly die trying to restore power.November 2006: A German power company switches off a high voltage line over a river to let a cruise ship pass. It triggers outages for 10 million people in Germany, France, Italy and Spain.Aug. 18, 2005: An imbalanced power grid kicks power plants offline in Indonesia leaves almost 100 million people in the dark, many for more than five hours.July 12, 2004: Heavy use of air conditioners and other factors are blamed for blackouts affecting at least 7 million people in Greece just a month before the summer Olympic games.Sept. 28, 2003: A short in a power line in Switzerland leads to blackouts affecting 95 percent of Italy. Some 55 million people are without power for as long as 18 hours.Aug. 14, 2003: The worst U.S. blackout. Power line problems in the Midwest trigger a cascade of breakdowns that cut power to 50 million people in eight states and Canada, some for more than a day. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

Ethiopian Airlines to add frequency to Cape Town

first_imgEthiopian Airlines has announced that it is all has been set to increase flight frequency to Cape Town to 10 times weekly beginning from December 1, 2016.Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Ethiopian Airlines, Busera Awel said, “Serving Africa is our prior commitment as a Pan-African carrier, and increasing services to Cape Town, known for the Table Mountain is part of this commitment. The increase in flight frequency to Cape Town, our third gateway in South Africa, will enable tourists and business travellers to enjoy convenient connectivity options to and from 95 Ethiopian global networks onboard our state-of-the-art fleet, Boeing 787. Furthermore, our 10 times weekly service will enhance our capacity to over 400% in a year time. We always strive to offer the best possible passenger and cargo services the industry has to offer, including a wide variety menu of meal services with the newly inaugurated modern In-Flight Catering facility, served with multiple award-winning in-flight services.”Ethiopian presently operates in three cities in South Africa, which include Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.last_img read more