Little Kids Rock, the national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in public schools, has announced more stars will be among the special guests who will take the stage at their annual benefit.The organization has announced actor and comedian Mike Myers; award winner Darlene Love; Grammy nominated soul singer Bettye LaVette; Grammy winning blues musician Keb’ Mo’; Musical Director Will Lee; and past honorees Paul Shaffer, band leader and musical director for the Late Show with David Letterman; and famed Yankee and Latin Grammy nominee Bernie Williams will take part in the event.This year’s event, which will honor Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and Michael Dorf, will take place on Wednesday, October 18th at PlayStation Theater in New York.The Little Kids Rock Benefit brings together artists and individuals who are passionate about giving the transformational gift of music to children in public schools across the US. Prior years’ honorees include Smokey Robinson, Steve Miller, Steven Van Zandt, Lady Gaga, Graham Nash and Joan Jett. This year’s benefit theme, “Music Changed My Life,” is reflected in the honorees, distinctive guests, and the event’s special performances by public school students from New York to California who receive free music lessons thanks to Little Kids Rock.Elvis Costello will be presented with the Rocker of the Year Award, and Bonnie Raitt will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Michael Dorf, Founder and CEO of City Winery, will be honored for his extensive philanthropic work, including efforts on behalf of expanding music education for underprivileged youth through the annually produced “Music of” tribute concerts.Bonnie Raitt is a ten-time Grammy winner, who Rolling Stone named as both one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” She was raised in Los Angeles in a climate of respect for the arts, Quaker traditions, and a commitment to social activism. A Stella guitar given to her as a Christmas present launched Bonnie on her creative journey at the age of eight. While growing up, though passionate about music from the start, she never considered that it would play a greater role than as one of her many growing interests. Bonnie was one of Little Kids Rock’s earliest supporters back when it was just a grassroots movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since that time, Bonnie become an Honorary Board Member, conducted meet and greets with students and donors, visited classrooms and invited Little Kids Rock to sound checks and to host tables at her concerts.“It has been my privilege to represent Little Kids Rock as an Honorary Board Member for over fifteen years,” said Raitt. “When I got a guitar for Christmas as a kid I found my voice. The arts are not a luxury, they are a right, and all students should have the opportunity to discover their voice.”Elvis Costello has followed his musical curiosity in a career spanning more than 30 years. He is perhaps best known for his performances with The Attractions and The Imposters. The list of performers to record his songs from Johnny Cash to No Doubt reflects his interest in a wide range of musical styles. In 2003, he began a songwriting partnership with his wife, the jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall, resulting in six songs included in her highly successful album ‘The Girl In The Other Room’.“Having appeared in a couple of earlier Little Kids Rock nights, I very much appreciate the work that is being done in music education but confess that I am somewhat startled to find that I am this year’s honoree. Looking forward,” Costello said.“Honoring Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and Michael Dorf this year is a fitting tribute to the incredible generosity and love that they have shown our kids over the years,” said David Wish, Founder and CEO of Little Kids Rock. “Mr. Costello’s commitment to social issues is an inspiration, and no other artist friend has supported our kids and teachers for as long, or spoken so frequently and eloquently on our kids’ behalves when it comes to their right to have music in their lives, as Bonnie Raitt.”Michael Dorf is the founder and CEO of City Winery. He has started multiple businesses and nonprofit organizations, including his first musical venue, the seminal Knitting Factory in 1987, The Digital Club Network, Tribeca Hebrew, Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival and Oy!hoo Music Festival. Through Michael Dorf Presents, Michael has spent last 14 years producing Carnegie Hall tribute concerts, raising over one and a half million dollars for programs that bring music education to deserving youths, with the Music of Aretha Franklin, the Music of Prince, the Music of Joni Mitchell, the Music of Bob Dylan, the Music of Bruce Springsteen, the Music of Elton John, Neil Sedaka’s 50 Years of Hits, the Music of R.E.M., the Music of The Who, the Music of Neil Young, along with the Music of Simon & Garfunkel and the Music of Frank Sinatra at Central Park’s SummerStage, the Music of Robert Johnson at The Apollo Theatre and the Music of David Bowie at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall.“Little Kids Rock was a natural fit to be a beneficiary of the ‘Music Of’ tribute concerts. The work they do to teach kids to play, giving them the self-confidence and inner creative streak that they might not have developed otherwise is so important,” shared Mr. Dorf. He is also the conceiver and producer of the Downtown Seder which for 25 years had presented an alternative celebrity Seder for 300 people a year in NY, Chicago, Boston, Napa and Atlanta.This year’s event is produced by Mark Krantz and Michael Matuza, with Will Lee as the Musical Director. The Benefit Committee includes: Committee Chair, Nadine Levitt, CEO, Wurrly; along with members: Scott Burton, Managing Director, Angelo Gordon & Co; Nicole Crystal, Chief Creative Officer of The Memory Vault; Chris Donohoe, Independent Singer/Songwriter; Jules Follett, Executive Director and Founder of The Sessions; Richard Foos, CEO of Shout!Factory; Craig Kallman, CEO of Atlantic Records; Howard Kerbel, Special Advisor at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.; Alex Kirk, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, River Birch Capital, LLC; Joseph Laska, Attorney and Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Betty Murphy, President and Managing Member of ReGenesis LLC; Elani Myers, Marketing and Events Manager at Steven Madden; Nate Riggs, Senior Vice President,The Americas – Aergo Capital; Bruce Schroder, President of Moe’s Southwest Grill; Chris Skarakis, Founder, Blip.fm, Powersniff, LLC; Beau Taylor, CIO and Founding Partner of Taylor Woods Capital Management LLC; Ken Umezaki, President of Digital Daruma; Steve Venz, Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, Orange County Dept. of Ed.; Jose Vergara,Music Teacher, Miramonte Elementary School, LAUSD; David Wish, CEO and Founder of Little Kids Rock; and Cheryl Zimlich, Executive Director, Board Member, Bohemian Foundation.For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Rabat – Wearing their black robes, hundreds of lawyers marched in the streets of Algiers on Thursday to back the waves of protests against Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s seeking a fifth term as president.Security forces monitored the lawyers’ peaceful demonstration while they shouted slogans like “Algeria is not a monarchy” and “The people want to overthrow the regime.”The Algerian National Association of Lawyers has called on authorities to postpone the election, scheduled for April 18, and set up an emergency government. Algeria is witnessing its biggest demonstrations since the 2011 Arab Spring, which have been continuing since February 22. The demonstration demanding Bouteflika step down after 20 years in power also has the support of several military veterans in the country.Read Also: ‘We Cannot Wait a Second’: Thousands March in Anti-Bouteflika ProtestsOn Wednesday, Algerian independence war veterans also joined the protests. Some public figures also reportedly resigned from their positions in the government.Meanwhile, two branches of the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA) hit the streets yesterday, representing thousands of workers.On Tuesday, thousands of students from several campuses across Algiers marched, responding to Bouteflika’s offer to leave within one year if he wins re-election, saying that they “cannot wait a second” for him to leave.
15 September 2010The United Nations agency helping poor rural people overcome poverty is supporting efforts to boost Eritrea’s traditional fisheries sector while conserving fish stocks and the marine ecosystem. The $12.6 million grant from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will support the Fisheries Development Project, which aims to reach 6,000 households made up of poor traditional fishers, women, young people and demobilized soldiers living in the regions of Assab, Massawa and 70 villages along the Red Sea coast.The beneficiaries will receive assistance to form cooperatives to access boats and equipment on credit, as well as training on shore-based activities such as making nets.The coastal area of the Horn of Africa nation was once home to a strong fisheries sector but has been destroyed by decades of war, according to IFAD.“The country has some of the few remaining under-exploited fish stocks in the world. However, little support has been provided to the country’s fishing communities to take advantage of these rich resources,” the agency stated in a news release.In addition to strengthening the traditional fisheries sector, the IFAD-supported project seeks to ensure sustainable resource management.This in turn will contribute to reducing poverty by boosting the fisheries sector’s contribution to the national economy, as well as improve food security in the region, said the Rome-based agency.Since 1978, IFAD has invested over $12 billion in grants and low-interest loans to developing countries, empowering more than 350 million people to grow and sell more food, increase their incomes and break out of poverty.It has financed four projects in Eritrea for a total investment of $55.8 million.
The army report on the Weliweriya incident has been delayed and will be released next week.The report was to be handed over tomorrow (Friday) but the army now says it will be handed over by next Wednesday. Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake appointed a special board of inquiry headed by Major General Jagath Dias to investigate the army role in the clashes. The army had launched an investigation into the clashes at Weliweriya amidst allegations soldiers mishandled the situation. Television footage showed soldiers firing in the air and at times directing their guns at the protesters who pelted stones and other objects at the troops during the violence over demands for clean water. (Colombo Gazette)
She endured unexpected public attention earlier this year thanks to a Vanity Fair article by her former boyfriend Aatish Taseer, who detailed a lurid account of their time together at Kensington Palace. 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. Pippa Middleton and Thomas KingstonCredit:Getty Known to her family and friends as Ella, Lady Gabriella studied at Brown University in America and works as an arts and travel director for brand company Branding Latin America, based in Knightsbridge, London.She is also a board director for the Playing for Change Foundation, an arts education body, and has previously written for various newspapers and magazines.Her fiance is a director of Devonport Capital, which specialises in providing finance for companies in “frontier economies”.He is a friend of Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister.Lady Gabriella’s father, Prince Michael, is the Queen’s cousin and regularly represents the Royal family at public engagements. Her mother, Princess Michael, is an author who has been nicknamed “Princess Pushy” for her forthright views. Buckingham Palace has announced its third Royal wedding in a year, as it confirms Lady Gabriella Windsor, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, is engaged to marry financier Tom Kingston.Lady Gabriella, who is 50th in line to the throne, is likely to marry her 40-year-old fiance in the spring, the palace indicated.The couple have been dating for a number of years and Mr Kingston proposed while they were on the island of Sark this summer.It follows the May wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced in November last year, and the Windsor Castle nuptials of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank next month. Buckingham Palace said in a short statement: “Prince and Princess Michael of Kent are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter Lady Gabriella Windsor to Mr Thomas Kingston.”The engagement took place in August; Mr Kingston proposed on the Isle of Sark.”At 37, Lady Gabriella is thought to be the oldest first-time Royal bride in recent years after forging a successful career and living overseas.
She told the Daily Telegraph: “It has now become a reputational damage issue. This is clearly the next line of worry. No College will want to be the last ones to do it.”Mr Goodland studied at St Catharine’s from 1930-33 and went on to become a successful industrialist, running a factory that made sulphuric acid and cement. He was appointed as the technical director at Bookers Sugar Estates in the then British colony of British Guiana, which is now Guyana, according to the archived issues of the College’s magazine, St Catharine’s College Society.Mr Goodland donated the eighteenth century mission bell with the inscription “De Catherina 1772” to the College a few years after his arrival in British Guiana in 1958. It was initially hung in a belfry outside the Porter’s lodge where it was used to “summon College residents to food and to prayer”, the magazine says but in 1994 it was moved to a less prominent position in one of the accommodation blocks.The Booker Group, which was the UK’s largest food wholesale operator and founded the Booker Prize for literature, controlled most of the sugar industry in British Guiana at its peak and was so powerful that the country was referred to as “Booker’s Guiana”. A Cambridge College has reacted to the university wide inquiry by removing a historic bell from view, amid fears it was used on a slave plantation.St Catharine’s College believe that the Demerara Bell, which was donated by alumnus Edward Goodland in the 1960s, “most likely” came from a slave plantation.The bell remains in place but has been “shuttered” off from view while the College investigates its origins.Founded in 1473, St Catharine’s counts the broadcaster Jeremy Paxman and the actor Sir Ian McKellen among its alumni. Last month, Cambridge University announced that it will launch an inquiry to see how the 800-year-old institution benefited from the slave trade.Researchers have been commissioned to pore over the university’s archives to how much it gained from the “Atlantic slave trade and other forms of coerced labour during the colonial era”. The two-year inquiry will examine whether financial bequests made to departments, libraries and museums were made possible from the profits of slavery.The inquiry only covers university-owned buildings and faculties, but it is understood that Colleges are following suit and investigating their own links to the slave trade.Gill Evans, emeritus professor of medieval theology and intellectual history at Cambridge University, said that Colleges will “all want to jump on the bandwagon”. A spokesperson for the College said: “As part of the ongoing reflection taking place about the links between universities and slavery, we are aware that a bell currently located at the College most likely came from a slave plantation.“A more detailed investigation is under way into the bell’s provenance as part of a wider project researching the College’s historical links to the slave trade.” Dr Miranda Griffin, the College’s senior tutor, said it is important for St Catharine’s to “acknowledge historical links to slavery and the slave trade”. She added: “As an academic community, we will continue to conduct rigorous research into all aspects of our past and to reflect on our commitment to diversity, inclusion and asking challenging questions.” 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.
GeoMEM, the independent reseller of Earth Science software, tools and instruments, has been appointed as a UK and Ireland representative for DAT instruments. GeoMEM will now sell and support DAT instruments’ data acquisition devices and drilling automation systems and software in the UK. DAT instruments have developed devices used by the mining, drilling and construction industries to automate drilling processes; including jet grouting, CFA injections and vibroflotation. The instruments measure and record all the key operational data which can then be uploaded to a PC for review and assessment.Dr James Tweedie, GeoMEM’s Managing Director said, “The agreement with DAT instruments adds an important component to our product portfolio. Having recently signed a similar deal to supply borehole survey tools we are now able to offer our customers an end to end solution for their borehole drilling, surveying and data logging requirements.”Dr. Emillo Sacchelli, DAT instrument’s Area Sales Manager added, “We are delighted to be working with GeoMEM in the UK. There is a good overlap with their existing customers and ours, so we can provide a better, UK based level of pre- and post sale support to customers. We are confident that GeoMEM’s many years of experience in the provision of geotechnical tools, instruments and software will ensure that we continue to support and increase our customer base in the UK.”GeoMEM is an independent reseller of Earth science software and borehole data gathering and analysis software, instruments and services to exploration, drilling, quarrying and mining and construction professionals in the UK and Ireland. With more than thirty years academic and commercial experience in the field GeoMEM provides expert led assisted purchases, training on software and survey instruments, software and survey instrument support and development of bespoke software applications to meet specific requirements. GeoMEM’s extensive product list includes software from the world’s leading suppliers of earth – science software and instrumentation. www.geomem.comDAT instruments is an Italian company that specialises in the design and production of instruments and software used in special foundation jobs such as piling, jet grouting, CFA, diaphragm walls, drilling, grout injection, soil mixing and vibrofloatation. DAT instruments offers a range of products, both standard and custom made, which can assist customers with multi-site operations. Founded in 2001 by Amedeo Valoroso, DAT instruments is a fast growing company that serves over twenty countries on five continents.
4.Füchse Berlin18:6+53 dkb bundesligahandballhandball derbyRNL HANDBALLTHW Kiel THW Kiel: Sjöstrand (1.-47., 11 saves), Palicka (47.-60.3 saves); Toft Hansen (2), Sigurdsson (2), Sprenger (1), Wiencek (4), Ekberg, Zeitz (2), Jallouz (n.e.), Palmarsson (7), Klein (n.e.), Jicha (8/2), Vujin (5); Trainer: Gislason Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Stojanovic (49.-60., 1 saves), Landin (1.-49., 7/1 saves); Schmid, Gensheimer (9/5), Roggisch (n.e.), I. Guardiola (5), Manojlovic (1), Sigurmannsson, Gorbok, Myrhol (1), Groetzki (4), G. Guardiola (2), Petersson (1), Ekdahl du Rietz (5); Trainer: Gudmundsson 8.SC Magdeburg13:11+12 17.TSV GWD Minden4:20-43 In the crucial moments, “Lions” didn’t have player in back line who can overplay strong “Zebras” defense. That cost them fall to the fifth place of the DKB Bundesliga standing. 15.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten6:18-45 ← Previous Story Darko Stanic and RK Metalurg together again! Next Story → Joachim Boldsen to retire at the end of the season! 5.Rhein-Neckar Löwen17:7+67 6.MT Melsungen16:8+17 18.TV Emsdetten2:22-93 14.FRISCH AUF! Göppingen7:17-8 2.SG Flensburg-Handewitt19:5+31 3.HSV Handball18:4+31 13.VfL Gummersbach8:16-29 9.Bergischer HC13:11+11 1.THW Kiel22:2+66 11.TBV Lemgo10:14-19 7.TSV Hannover-Burgdorf16:8+2 16.ThSV Eisenach5:19-48 Complete results of DKB Bundesliga – Round 12:HSV Hamburg – SC Magdeburg 32 : 24 (13:12)HSV Hamburg: Markovic 10, Cañellas 6/4, Duvnjak 5, Schröder 4, Djordjic 2, Mahé 2, Toft Hansen 2, Hens 1SC Magdeburg: Weber 9/6, Kneer 6, Natek 3, Musche 2, Ackermann 1, Haaß 1, Knorr 1, van Olphen 1TuS N-Lübbecke – Frisch Auf Göppingen 27 : 27 (15:12)TuS N-Lübbecke: Schöngarth 7, Vukovic 6, Wilke 5/2, Schubert 3/2, Løke 2, Niemeyer 2, Gustafsson 1, Langhans 1 Frisch Auf Göppingen: Lobedank 8, Kneule 7, Rnic 5/1, Schiller 5, Kraus 1, Späth 1HSG Wetzlar – SG Flensburg-Handewitt 25 : 29 (12:15)HSG Wetzlar: Reichmann 6, Fäth 4, Balic 3, Tiedtke 3, Bliznac 2, Schmidt 2/2, Tönnesen 2, Klesniks 1, Laudt 1, Prieto 1 SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Svan 6/1, Weinhold 5, Eggert 4/2, Gottfridsson 4, Nenadic 4, Heinl 2, Knudsen 2, Mogensen 2TV Emsdetten – TBV Lemgo 23 : 33 (13:16)TV Emsdetten: Løkkebø 9/4, Halibegovic 8, Arnarson 1, Gretarsson 1, Koch 1, Kvalvik 1, Paladin 1, Thünemann 1TBV Lemgo: Lönn 8, Schneider 5/1, Hermann 4, Lemke 4, Pekeler 4, Bechtloff 3, Possehl 2, Herth 1, Niemeyer 1, Zieker 1ThSV Eisenach – HBW Balingen-Weilstetten 29 : 24 (12:12)ThSV Eisenach: Jónsson 6/3, Vrazalic 5, Ellison 4, Jurdzs 4, Luther 4, Sklenak 4, Hansen 1, Jaanimaa 1HBW Balingen-Weilstetten: Liniger 6/4, König 5, Martin Strobel 5, Billek 3, Schlinger 3, Böhm 1, Foth 1Bergischer HC – TSV Hannover-Burgdorf 25 : 26 (9:12)Bergischer HC: Berggren 5, Szilagy 5/1, Nippes 4, Oelze 3/3, Wöss 3, Gutbrod 2, Weiß 2, Miljak 1TSV Hannover-Burgdorf: Lehnhoff 10/4, Mackovsek 5, Johannsen 4, Patrail 4, Hykkerud 2, Szücs 1 MT Melsungen – GWD Minden 28 : 23 (14:11)MT Melsungen: Allendorf 7/1, Philipp Müller 6, Danner 4, Michael Müller 3, Schröder 3, Sellin 3, Stenbäcken 1, Vuckovic 1GWD Minden: Svitlica 8/3, Bilbija 6, Steinert 4, Mrvaljevic 2/1, Rambo 2, Doder 1VfL Gummersbach – Füchse Berlin 21 : 35 (11:18)VfL Gummersbach: Gaubatz 4, Putics 4/1, Santos 4/1, Kopco 3, Schröder 2, von Gruchalla 2, Fredrik Larsson 1, Schindler 1Füchse Berlin: Petersen 7/4, Horak 6, Jaszka 5, Igropulo 4, Löffler 2, Richwien 2, Romero 2, Thümmler 2, Wiede 2, Zachrisson 2, Christophersen 1STANDINGS: Despite all the problems with injuries and new players in the squad, THW Kiel showed once again domination over the biggest rival at DKB Bundesliga. Fantastic nine minutes were enough for team of Alfred Gislason to beat Rhein Neckar Lowen 31:28 (14:14). In 47th minute was 22:22, when amazing series 7:0 began (29:22,56th). Filip Jicha was the top scorer in the winning team with 8 goals, but the No.1 was Aron Palmarsson who played fantastic match with 7 goals just after he recovered from tough injury. 12.HSG Wetzlar8:16-5 10.TuS N-Lübbecke12:100
From tiny computers that can also make phone calls that we keep in our pockets, to internet cryptocurrency, to a wonder material that seems to do whatever we can think up, the modern-day world has some impressive technology. We’ve caught up to a lot of tech featured in science fiction, such as tablets and flexible displays, but one kind of science fiction tech we don’t yet have that always seemed approachable in the real world is weaponized lasers. However, as soon as next year, the US Navy is planning on deploying just that — a weaponized laser that will be attached to an amphibious ship being used as a sea base.The laser will be capable of shooting down not only surveillance drones, but opposing vessels, and the cost of one burst could be less than a buck.The benefits of a weaponized laser, aside from being a cool thing from the movies, are plentiful. Not counting the theorized cheap cost, a laser is much safer for the attacker, as it removes the need to require potentially unstable explosives. So long as there is power, the laser will be able to fire, so if you don’t bring enough bullets but have a way to generate electricity, you’ll still be able to blast things out of the sky and water.Though the laser will have many benefits, it still most likely won’t eliminate the need for some tangible, puncturing ammo. Due to the nature of lasers — being light and energy — something as simple as poor weather could disrupt the weapon entirely. Sand, dust, water vapor, and smoke could all disrupt the beam by scattering its light, potentially turning a plume of smoke into a literal force field. Also, much like in science fiction media, a reflective surface can disrupt the beam, making a mirrored coating a viable layer of protection.Along with the seemingly simple methods of protection, the laser is a line-of-sight weapon, which means it can’t shoot at something it can’t see, unlike a missile that can be guided across vast distances and levels of terrain. Furthermore, the prototype isn’t yet strong enough to take down planes or missiles.If the Navy’s projections are accurate, we’ll find out whether or not we’re living in a cool sci-fi world sometime next year.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram At twenty-two years of age, Greg Stamboulidis felt his career was mapped out. He was a teacher, and he would remain a chemistry teacher for the rest of his life. Today, Stamboulidis has a Doctorate in Strategic Business Systems and is the Managing Director of the Stambo’s Group of companies. So what exactly happened, to turn a young teacher, passionate about sharing test tube experiments with school kids, into today’s hugely successful commercial entrepreneur? It began, like many migrant stories, with a truck. At the tender age of twenty-three, Greg’s career took a sharp turn. He bought a delivery truck, much to his mother’s consternation. “You cannot imagine the disappointment on my parents’ faces when I announced that I would become a delivery driver,” Greg says, “I still remember my mum in tears, saying to me. ‘You went to uni to become a driver?!’ ” But Greg Stamboulidis’ truck driving journey went a lot further than most. After doing the rounds for a few years, he launched his own business – Stambo’s, from a warehouse in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Over the next quarter of a century, Stambo’s became a national player; first in delivering high-quality foodstuffs to schools across Victoria, then production and nationwide distribution of seafood products. For Stamboulidis, his company (which now has fifty staff in Australia and overseas), remains very much a family business. Greg’s father, Haralambos, and brother-in-law Nicolas Athanasopoulos were natural additions to the company shortly after its inception. Dad passed away some years later, but to this day, Nick is the loyal partner that Greg, “trusts with his life.”Today the Stambo’s Group consists of six separate companies. Total Shark, Gem Fine Foods, SunGems, Stambo’s Importing and Santa Sofia all deal with the different phases of the group’s product resourcing and development. A sixth company – Longview Height Property specialises in property development. Greg says a very profitable business in the group comes from the processing and distribution of its fish products. More than half a million tonnes of fish fillets are used and traded every year through Stambo’s 5000 square metre processing facilities in Thomastown. Stambo’s is not just a major player in Australia but also overseas. Stambo’s is one of the biggest shark fillet importers in Australia. With company fishing vessels operating as far away as Peru, two new Stambo’s processing facilities are to be built overseas. Greg came to Australia at the age of twelve from Mesokabo, a border town in Florina. “I worked hard, but it has paid off,” says the managing director, who considers, “The facilities you see around you, are all my office,” adding that his favourite space is the board room, with its whiteboard, where he regularly demonstrates to his colleagues future plans for the company. Greg isn’t coy about sharing the secrets of his success. He’s a natural communicator and educator. As he shows me photographs of his students, (he lectures regularly in Business Studies at Victoria’s La Trobe Uni, the joy he still gets from imparting knowledge to young people is clear. “I think that the most valuable contribution to the younger generation is to share with my students my experiences as a managing director. Knowledge opens our mind, changes our perspective and creates ideas.” “I was about 14 when I got my first job. We were poor and we all had to work hard. Every Friday afternoon when school finished, my friends would go to Leo’s billiard hall, but I had to get the tram and go to work at Barry’s cafe downtown. That moment, when the other boys turned right, and I turned left was a big thing for me. I will never forget it. I can’t complain though. From this job I learnt that integrity and honesty help to create good networks, a thing so important when you do business.” Good quality and reliable service are the two crucial elements that Greg feels are vital for any successful business. “If your product is good, you’re punctual and reliable, you’ll maintain your clientele and you will create new customers.” Investing wisely for the future is a hallmark of Greg’s approach to sustaining any profitable business. He points to Stambo’s experience of having their supply of shark fillets threatened, seriously jeopardising their operations. The solution to the problem was investment. Greg made the momentous (and expensive) decision to invest in their first fishing vessel; to boost the supply of the company’s product, and to become part of a new network of fishing ship owners, that in itself would help ensure a constant supply. Planning for the future has always been key to Stambo’s success. “If you run a business you aren’t allowed to live in the present. You have to think of the future. The future of the product, problems that may arise, and will impact on the business. in our industry sustainable fishing is a major issue. We’re investing right now in this area. We have to, if we want to be around for another ten years at least.” Stambo’s Group is growing day by day. It’s success lies in its ability to see pre-empt problems, identify opportunities and look into the crystal ball of commercial opportunity. With Greg and Nick’s capacity to keep their eye on the ball, the Stambo’s Group is always going to be winner.
La FAO lance un partenariat mondial contre la dégradation des solsLe mercredi 7 septembre, au moment du lancement d’un Partenariat mondial sur les sols à Rome, le directeur général de l’organisation des Nations unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), Jacques Diouf, a lancé un appel contre la dégradation des sols. Une réelle menace pour la sécurité alimentaire de la planète.Mercredi, à Rome, alors qu’il prononçait le discours d’ouverture d’une conférence visant au lancement du Partenariat mondial sur les sols, le directeur général de la FAO a mis en garde contre la menace que représente la dégradation des sols pour la sécurité alimentaire. “Le sol est une composante essentielle des systèmes de production et des écosystèmes terrestres. Cependant, il est aussi une ressource fragile et non renouvelable. Il est très facilement soumis à la dégradation et sa régénération est lente, difficile et coûteuse” a souligné Jacques Diouf.À lire aussiSpirit : le robot explorateur de la planète Mars s’est enlisé, découvrez les imagesLe président de la FAO a insisté sur “la pression accrue des utilisations des terres concurrentes” sur les ressources en terres du monde. “Elles sont en outre touchées par des processus de dégradationqui contribuent à la raréfaction rapide des quantités limitées de sols et d’eau disponibles pour la production vivrière”, a-t-il expliqué. Comme le souligne la FAO dans un communiqué, 6,3 millions d’hectares de terres agricoles dégradées ont perdu leur fertilité et leur capacité de rétention de l’eau, rien qu’en Afrique. Des terres qui doivent absolument être régénérées pour assurer les besoins en nourriture “d’une population qui est appelée à plus que doubler au cours des 40 prochaines années”.Un retard dans la protection des sols Une Charte mondiale des sols a déjà été adoptée en 1982 par la FAO. Elle énonçait les principes et directives d’une gestion durable et de la protection des sols. Mais s’ils ont été approuvés par les gouvernements et les organisations internationales, Jacques Diouf déplore un “grand retard dans l’application de cette Charte par de nombreux pays et régions du monde”, et insiste sur la nécessité de relancer le plus rapidement possible sa mise en oeuvre. C’est le but du Partenariat mondial sur les sols, qui vise également “à renforcer la sensibilisation et à motiver l’action des décideurs sur l’importance des sols pour la sécurité alimentaire et l’adaptation au changement climatique et l’atténuation de ses effets” explique la FAO.Le 9 septembre 2011 à 10:43 • Maxime Lambert
Facebook March 28, 2017 at 6:52 pm Google+ Maria ., Victoria and another former Diva. Videos Articles In her interview with Jericho on his Talk is Jericho podcast, she said that she was traveling Europe alone at 14. March 28, 2017 at 3:28 am March 28, 2017 at 8:09 am Smackdown Live Preview: WWE Superstar Shake-up, Vince McMahon appears After all these years and after countless celebs have had their computers and cell phones hacked, celebrities still haven’t learned to NOT record themselves having sex. Gerald Bocook Woah, woah. Is she really throwing Maddox under the bus here? Paige, you were traveling Europe ten years before any of these videos were taken; sorry to say, but I’m sure that naive girl died during those trips, and long before the likes of Beef Wellington and Consequences Creed entered your life. March 28, 2017 at 10:10 am WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Scott Bastien Kurt Angle Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions March 28, 2017 at 7:14 pm Scott Bastien Paige to undergo a second neck surgery, pulled from SummerSlam weekend appearances Now Playing Up Next 12 COMMENTS Jeffery Adam Phillips There have been nice photo leaks as long as there have been photos, so, no, people haven’t learned. People still believe in the expectation of privacy. People like to share intimacy with people they seem worthy. These are not bad things, and there are safety measures that can be put in place that aren’t telling an entire generation to not utilize the technology they have in whatever manner they see fit. He’ll, I’m sure most of this could’ve been avoided if people didn’t walk around with their phone’s Bluetooth on all the time. So did they ever find out who leaked the photos/videos? March 28, 2017 at 2:14 am March 29, 2017 at 12:52 pm Gerald Bocook Eric Bee Jeffery Adam Phillips Cesaro Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Jeffery Adam Phillips Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems I assume the same hackers who hacked and leaked private photos of about a dozen other celebs last week. As far as I know they haven’t found them. o.O Isn’t she starring in the remake of Beauty and the Beast in theaters RIGHT NOW? Gerald Bocook She had her parents and brothers travelling with her “ten years before any of these videos were taken.”. They aren’t traveling with her now. March 28, 2017 at 12:27 pm March 28, 2017 at 10:03 am March 28, 2017 at 3:37 pm Pinterest March 28, 2017 at 4:37 pm Jeffery Adam Phillips JFJ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Comments are closed. WWE star Paige issued the following statement on Twitter addressing private video and photographs of her leaking on Twitter last week.As reported earlier, current Impact Wrestling and former WWE star Alberto El Patron (Alberto Del Rio) announced he was pulling out of a scheduled appearance in Orlando this week for WrestleCon to be with Paige and support her at this time.In her statement, Paige talks about making a huge mistake and putting trust into the hands of someone who “took advantage of a young girl years ago.” She noted the support she received from her soon to be husband Alberto El Patron and her family.“Not only was I victim of a viral humiliation but a victim of cyber bullying. My mistake could help people’s future. Think. Before you act.”You can check out her full statement below.https://twitter.com/RealPaigeWWE/status/846571091854266368Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list …Someone hacked Victoria? Oh man, they’re already dead. They just don’t know it yet. O_O Shawn Rico March 28, 2017 at 7:12 pm Twitter Paige undergoes successful neck surgery; King of the Ring semi-finals and finals locations Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles There were other people hacked too? Who? I just know the big names were Emma Watson, Amanda Seyfried and Paige. Roman Reigns is in Remission
WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Daniel Bryan joins Miz TV tonight on Smackdown LiveWWE Smackdown Live takes place tonight from Louisville, Kentucky.Scheduled for tonight’s show is a MizTV segment featuring special guest Daniel Bryan, Smackdown Women’s Champion Carmella and Charlotte Flair will make their Backlash rematch official, Asuka and Becky Lynch vs. The IIconics and Rowan vs. Jimmy Uso.Wrestleview.com will have live Smackdown results tonight beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET.More videos after RAW in St. Louis last nightWWE posted the following videos after last night’s RAW in St. Louis. Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27
Within a month, Clark County could have an interim manager until a permanent replacement is found for Mark McCauley, who was unexpectedly ousted as the county’s top executive in May.The question is, what does the county council want its interim manager to do?That’s something councilors were asked to consider at their Wednesday board time meeting when they heard from Greg Prothman, president of the Prothman Co., a firm based in Issaquah hired to find the county an interim manager.Prothman said that his firm, which specializes in consulting and recruiting for local governments, has placed about 400 senior executives, primarily in the western U.S.He told the county council that an interim manager could start at the county in about a month and would likely serve between four to six months before a permanent replacement is appointed. During that time, he said, the interim manager will follow a work plan crafted by the council.Prothman said that the interim manager could be in a position to accomplish some needed “heavy lifting” by making some unpopular or difficult decisions.
The Barrow administration was initially crafted to be a transitional administration prior to the 2 December announcement of victory.The Gambia is full of antagonistic contradictions, ranging from land disputes, disputes on harmful traditional practices and other cultural practices that may no longer be acceptable under international law and national constitutions.For over fifty years these contradictions were kept under the carpet by previous administrations so that different sides of the customary or traditional spectrum would continue to support the political ambitions of the political players.Consequently, many norms and values remain intact even though they were no longer permissible in a post-colonial set up where citizens were accorded rights to elect and remove their leaders as well as to stand for election regardless of religion, ethnicity, regional origin or gender. This is why the country had ministers, vice presidents and ambassadors who could be linked to different genders, ethnic groups, regions, religions and superior or inferior birth status according to tradition.One expected the Barrow administration to create the transitional, political environment that would give Gambia a new start by addressing and resolving all the contradictions once and for all through reforms and civic education. Unfortunately, the late establishment and operation of institutions designed to carry out reforms has led to the bubbling up of the contradictions and the emergence of friction and even violent confrontation to settle land disputes and traditional status as well as labour and political disputes. The fire brigade method of trying to put off the fire instead of preventing it is not the best way of handling the situation during the post Jammeh era. The State Intelligence Service should be given the orientation and mandate to unearth all the antagonistic contradiction in the society and advise government agencies on why they should be prioritise to avoid national catastrophe.Ecowas and its troops in The Gambia should be well briefed to know how they can add value to the stability of The Gambia. Recent developments in Diabugu and elsewhere should not be allowed to breed more civil strife. A Truth and Reconciliation Commission should be established to handle conflicts like that of Diabugu instead of taking the route of due process which is quite legitimate in a democratic society.Transitions are however transitions. Successful transitions must have the ability to establish transitional justice systems that are required by time and circumstances.
KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — More than 100,000 signatures from supporters of a proposed ballot imitative that would pave the way for San Diego State University to acquire the SDCCU Stadium property for campus expansion were certified by the city clerk, paving the way for the measure to appear on an upcoming ballot, organizers announced Thursday.Now, the City Council will discuss the initiative at an upcoming meeting. The Municipal Code stipulates that the council can consider adopting the measure or send it to voters.“We are incredibly proud that the city clerk has cleared the way for SDSU West to be placed before voters this year,” said Fred Pierce of Friends of SDSU, which organized the signature-collecting. “This important milestone moves us one step closer to making SDSU West a reality for San Diego State University and our city as a whole.”The group submitted 106,134 voter signatures for verification by the clerk; 71,646 verified signatures were needed.A competing initiative, which would result in a soccer-centric commercial development, recently qualified and will go onto a 2018 ballot.If both SDSU West and SoccerCity are approved by voters, the one that receives the most votes would be adopted.The university has built to capacity in its current footprint, which means the proposal would allow SDSU to grow its academic, research and housing facilities to meet increased student demand that cannot be met at its current campus.School officials in the fall outlined their vision for the project, including 1.6 million square feet of classroom and research buildings, a river park and open space, 4,500 housing units, retail shops, a pair of hotels and a multi-use, 35,000-seat stadium for college football and other sports.“This initiative unlocks the university’s potential for continued growth,” Councilwoman Barbara Bry said. “Investments in education pay high dividends for our community. Each year, SDSU generates $5.67 billion of economic impact. It is critical we continue to grow this powerful economic engine.”SDSU Interim President Sally Roush and JMI Realty CEO John Kratzer said the project would be mostly funded by public-private partnerships, and wouldn’t rely on taxpayer financing. The main exception would be the stadium, which would be funded by bonds to be paid back by future revenues.The land is three trolley stops from the built-out main campus. February 15, 2018 Posted: February 15, 2018 City clerk certifies over 100,000 signatures for SDSU West campus expansion KUSI Newsroom Updated: 4:31 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
See All Apple Apple earnings report confirms iPhone slowdown 5:56 The move marks the end of Ahrendts’ tenure, which brought stability to the company’s retail arm after a rocky period under her unpopular predecessor John Browett. Cook fired Browett, former chief of British electronics retailer Dixons, after just six months on the job after deciding he wasn’t a good cultural and strategic fit. It was up to Ahrendts to turn around Apple’s retail operations. She joined Apple from Burberry, where she had been CEO since 2006, and was quickly considered a star among Apple’s executive ranks. Apple largely defined what a modern electronics-buying experience should look and feel like when it opened the first Apple Store in 2001. But over time, the novelty had worn off, with rivals like Samsung and Microsoft successfully mimicking part of Apple’s retail feel. At the same people, people started purchasing more online, with many avoiding physical locations altogether. The Ahrendts touchAhrendts was the first Apple executive to oversee both the company’s physical stores and its online retail efforts. The hope at the time was that she could pull off the same trick she achieved at Burberry — helping the London-based clothing and accessories retailer balance its luxury brand status while appealing to a mass market. After Ahrendts took over as Burberry CEO in 2006, the company’s revenue nearly tripled under her tenure.”How do you deal with keeping that high-end experience, yet making it accessible to people?” Creative Strategies analyst Carolina Milanesi said. While at Apple, Ahrendts has overseen big changes in the company’s retail operations. She streamlined the company’s systems and processes, and set up a “war room” to make iPhone launch days as smooth as possible. And Ahrendts proved to be popular with retail employees, giving regular video updates to make them feel more a part of the broader Apple team. She also sought to turn physical Apple stores into community gathering places, not just locations to make a purchase. The new store architecture — developed along with Apple Chief Designer Jony Ive — included “Genius Groves” for tech support and “avenues” with long tables and little shops to give the feeling of being in a town square. Along with rolling the design out in new retail locations, Apple has been remodeling older stores with the updated design. “This is not just a store,” Ahrendts said nearly three years ago at Apple’s San Francisco flagship store, the first location to feature the new retail design. “We want people to say, ‘Meet me at Apple, did you see what’s going on at Apple?'” Along with overhauling the store design and process, Ahrendts launched new classes and events at Apple stores, called “Today at Apple.” The program includes free sessions on topics like art, design, coding and photography. And Ahrendts pushed Apple into new locations like South Korea.Ahrendts has had less success in other areas, though. She joined Apple as the company prepared to launch its first Apple Watch, something it wanted to position as a luxury timepiece. Apple took a different approach to selling the device, requiring customers to get appointments to try on a $17,000 model and keeping even the $349 version tightly locked down. The challenge for Ahrendts came in making the often-chaotic Apple Store environment feel like a premium shopping experience. Apple no longer offers the ultra-pricey version of the Apple Watch but instead has current versions of the wearable displayed along the company’s other products. Ahrendts on Tuesday said her years at Apple “have been the most stimulating, challenging and fulfilling” of her career. “Through the teams’ collective efforts, retail has never been stronger or better positioned to make an even greater contribution for Apple.”Retail futureO’Brien, meanwhile, takes over retail operations at a tough time for Apple. The company in early January issued a rare warning — its first in 16 years — that it would fall short of its financial projections in the December quarter. Last week, it said its sales in the March quarter also would be lower than analysts expected. It pointed to an economic slowdown in China and the country’s “rising trade tensions with the United States” as the main culprits. Burberry’s ‘wicked smart’ Ahrendts poised to make over Apple’s stores Apple thinks different with new San Francisco store Apple kicks off new in-store sessions with concerts, classes Waiting for the Apple Watch: A less than luxury experience Now playing: Watch this: The iPhone XR in blue looks stellar under a macro lens It’s become harder for Apple and other handset vendors to make huge changes in their devices and differentiate them from one another. Prices for the latest and greatest phones have actually increased at the same time US carriers have gotten rid of subsidies. All of that has meant people are waiting longer to upgrade. It’s now up to O’Brien to get people to spend even more in Apple’s physical and online stores — while also balancing her role, as head of HR, to make Apple a more diverse company. Apple’s most recent diversity report from November 2017 showed it barely moved the needle when it came to hiring more women, though it did make some progress in hiring minorities. While Ahrendts made big changes to Apple’s retail experience, there’s still more work to do, Creative Strategies’ Milanesi said. Ahrendts “kind of reinvented the store experience” with classes and the redesign, but “she hasn’t solved the problem of what’s the in-store experience if I go into a store not to go to a classroom or not to hang out,” she said. First published Feb. 5 at 2:21 p.m. PT.Update at 2:35 p.m. PT: Adds more details about Ahrendts’ tenure.Update at 4:10 p.m. PT: Adds more details.Every Apple TV show announced: What’s on Apple’s increasingly deep bench of original programming.Everything we know about Apple’s TV service: Where is Apple putting that $1 billion investment in TV programming? • Tags Ahrendts when she opened the Apple Store in Union Square in 2016. Josh Miller/CNET Apple’s retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, will be leaving in April after five years at the tech giant.The move came as a surprise for many Apple watchers. Ahrendts has been the company’s highest-ranking and highest-profile female executive since she joined the company in 2014. Some considered her as a potential candidate to eventually succeed Tim Cook as the company’s CEO, though she told BuzzFeed News in late 2017 that speculation was “fake news, silly.”Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s HR chief, will take on Ahrendts’ responsibilities along with her current role as head of human resources. She will oversee the company’s 35 online stores, 506 retail locations around the world and 70,000 retail employees. O’Brien has worked for Apple for the past 30 years, leading recruiting, Apple University and other projects.”At Apple, we believe our soul is our people, and Deirdre understands the qualities and strengths of our team better than anyone,” Cook said in a statement. Apple said Ahrendts was leaving for “new personal and professional pursuits.” The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for more information. 25 Photos Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Share your voice reading • Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving the company in April 5 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Comments See also Tim Cook Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Mobile Tech Industry Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy?
Tirupati: Pilgrim city reverberated with slogans on Wednesday opposing the Central government’s move to privatise Indian Railways.Several organisations like Andhra Pradesh Abhivrudhi Porata Samithi (AAPS), Nava Samaj Federation (NSF), Rayalaseema Porata Samithi (RPS) and Sudarshan Auto Union organised a dharna at Tirupati Railway Station protesting the Centre’s move to privatise railways. They gathered in large numbers and raised slogans against the Modi government. The leaders alleged that the Centre had chalked out a 100-day plan of action which will open the flood gates for privatisation in railways. To benefit the private players, the NDA government was trying to privatise railways which has been generating a revenue of Rs 2.5 lakh crore per annum and extending services to 3 crore people daily. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us They decried the move by the Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal to give permissions to private operators to run passenger trains. Though, the track, rakes and other infrastructure belongs to Railways, private operators run trains by using all the infra and earn huge profits and put passengers to hardships with increased fares and other restrictions. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us Once railways go into the hands of private people, employees will have no guarantee for their jobs and will not have any insurance facilities. People will have to forego various concessions and freight transport will become costlier which will have a serious impact on all sections of the people. The private operators will certainly fleece passengers in the form of user charges and other fees for each and everything and will make life difficult for ordinary people, they argued. Employment opportunities will also be affected seriously and lakhs of educated youth, auto labourers and small and marginal business people will have to lose their livelihood. Advertise With Us They warned that if government fails to withdraw the idea of railway privatisation, which was the fourth largest railway system in the world, then the agitations will be intensified, the leaders warned. AAPS President N Raja Reddy, RPS Convener P Naveen Kumar Reddy, NSF President N Nagesh, SK Mohammed Rafi, IS Khaja and other leaders spoke on the occasion. Balija Association, Navyandhra student JAC, Railway Employees Union, RTC National Mazdoor Union, and several other unions took part in the protest. Earlier, they held huge rallies from different parts of the city to railway station. Meanwhile, various trade unions are going to stage dharna on Friday (July 26) against Centre’s proposed move to privatise railways.
Close Tourists in Greece have spoken of their worries over access to cash as the closure of the countrys banks leads to ATMs across the nation running out of money.The countrys ongoing debt crisis saw Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras order banks to close for a week. Capital controls have been enforced, with a daily limit of €60 (£40) imposed on cash withdrawals by Greek citizens from cash machines.Long lines of people have queued outside cash machines in the country, with reports that ATMs are running out of money. One banking source reported on 29 June that only 40% of cash machines in the country had money in them.Tourists are meant to be exempt from these capital controls, but some reported in Athens that they were still struggling to gain access to cash. Deidre Lloyd had travelled to the country from Florida with her family, but told Reuters that she was concerned about withdrawing enough cash during her stay.Yes, we are worried. We just arrived today and we were able to get some cash from the ATM. We didnt have much cash with us when we came. We waited in line for quite a little while and then we were able to get €200 off of an international card. The people in line with us thought we would be able to use whatever the limit of our home bank was but we werent able to do that, she said.Tracey Kerr, a tourist visiting from the UK, said that she had brought money with her in preparation.We were concerned for this reason. We knew that at some point something was going to happen. To make sure that we are OK we did bring enough cash to last us the whole trip, she said.The Greek government has announced that its banks will be kept closed for a week until after the 5 July referendum, in which the public will vote on whether they accept the terms offered by international creditors. Tsipras has called for an overwhelming no vote at the referendum.The emergency measures were put in place after the European Central Bank (ECB) refused to increase additional funding to the country. Greece must repay €1.6bn to the IMF before 10pm GMT on 30 June, the same day that the current bailout expires. The country risks defaulting and leaving the eurozone.