Liverpool meet Napoli again while Man City face Shakhtar as Champions League

first_img Short URL Share7 Tweet Email Follow us: 53,508 Views Aug 29th 2019, 6:04 PM 75 Comments Jurgen Klopp’s side were victorious in Madrid back in May. Image: DPA/PA Images Group ELiverpoolNapoliFC SalzburgKRC GenkGroup FFC BarcelonaBorussia DortmundInter MilanSlavia PragueGroup GZenit St PetersburgBenficaLyonRB LeipzigGroup HChelseaAjaxValenciaLilleThe42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Image: DPA/PA Imagescenter_img Jurgen Klopp’s side were victorious in Madrid back in May. By Aaron Gallagher Thursday 29 Aug 2019, 6:04 PM LIVERPOOL WILL FACE Napoli again in the group stages of the Champions League this season as they attempt to defend their European crown.The Reds were drawn into Group E alongside the Italians, FC Salzburg and KRC Genk. Premier League champions Manchester City were drawn into Group C with Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta.A potential Group of Death saw Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan drawn into Group F alongside Slavia Prague.Jurgen Klopp’s men were victorious in this competition last season, beating Tottenham 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano as the Merseysiders secured the European Cup for a sixth time.Spurs were drawn into Group B with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, Olympiacos and Red Star Belgrade, while London rivals Chelsea will meet Ajax, Valencia and Lille in Group H.This season’s Champions League final will take place at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on 30 May 2020. The opening group stage games take place on 17 and 18 September.✨ 2018/19 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year ✨🏆 𝐕𝐀𝐍 𝐃𝐈𝐉𝐊#UEFAawards | #UCLdraw— #UCLdraw (@ChampionsLeague) August 29, 2019 Thursday’s draw saw Eric Cantona recognised with the Uefa President’s Award. Alisson Becker was named Goalkeeper of the Season, while Virgil van Dijk collected Defender of the Season.Rising Dutch star Frenkie de Jong was named Midfielder of the Season for his exploits with Ajax last season, with his new Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi named Forward of the Season.Lucy Bronze was named Uefa Women’s Player of the Year after helping Lyon defend their Champions League title, becoming the first English winner of the award, while Van Dijk beat Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be named Uefa Men’s Player of the Year.2019/20 Champions League Group Stage Draw:Group APSGReal MadridClub BruggeGalatasarayGroup BBayern MunichTottenhamOlympiacosRed Star BelgradeGroup CManchester CityShakhtar DonetskDinamo ZagrebAtalantaGroup DJuventusAtletico MadridBayer LeverkusenLokomotiv Moscow Liverpool meet Napoli again while Man City face Shakhtar as Champions League draw takes place This season’s Champions League draw took place in Monaco this evening. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

TD told he has no right to speak on behalf of beef

first_img No Comments By Ray Managh Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Sep 3rd 2019, 3:54 PM TD told he has no right to speak on behalf of beef farmers in High Court Peadar Tóibín tried to make representations in the ongoing Liffey Meats case. Image: Sam Boal/ Share34 Tweet Email 26,595 Views A TD WHO interrupted High Court proceedings against a number of beef plant protesters today by claiming to make representations on their behalf was told by a judge he had no right of audience in the court.Peadar Tóibín, the Meath West TD and leader of Aontú, stood up in the public gallery during the call-over of cases and said he wished to inform the court that some named defendants had not been served with and had no knowledge of the proceedings against them in relation to a protest at Liffey Meats, Ballinasloe.Mr Justice Anthony Barr told Tóibín he had no right to speak on their behalf and the politician left the court shortly afterwards without further attempt to participate in the proceedings.Judge Barr said that in any case he would be ensuring proper service had been made on anyone against whom the court contemplated making any orders.Rory Mulcahy SC, who appeared with barrister Padraic Lyons for Liffey Meats Cavan and several other Liffey Meats franchises, told Judge Barr his client would not be proceeding  today against the defendants in whom Mr Tóibín had expressed an interest.  They will be facing injunctive applications on Friday.Judge Barr granted permanent consent orders restraining three other defendants, Trevor Pearson, Michael Shannon and Paul Murphy, from unlawfully protesting, trespassing or intimidating customers, suppliers or staff at Liffey Meats plants. The three were represented by barrister Patricia Hill and James Staines Solicitor.As well as being restrained from impeding access to or egress from Liffey Meats properties the trio were also restrained from entering any of the plants and recording or photographing anyone entering or leaving the plants and from publishing any material capable of identifying any such person.Mr Mulcahy told the court that his clients were undertaking not to pursue Pearson, Shannon and Murphy for costs or damages to date as sought in summonses against them.Judge Barr also granted consent permanent orders prohibiting unlawful protest by eight individuals against whom the Kepak group of companies had obtained temporary injunctions last week in relation factories at Ennis, Co Clare; Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath;  Athleague, Co Roscommon and Clonee, Co Meath. Judge Barr was told by barrister Anthony Thullier that Kepak would not pursue the defendants for damages following their undertaking but no such undertaking was given in relation to Beef Plan Movement Company Limited who, although not fettered with restraining injunctions, is a defendant in this and a number of other proceedings by Kepak, Liffey Meats and Dawn Meats.All orders restrain the named protesters and anyone acting with them or who has knowledge of the court orders from engaging in unlawful protests at meat plants. Image: Sam Boal/ Tuesday 3 Sep 2019, 3:54 PMlast_img read more

SAE Youth restructures for success

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The SAE Youth Network Council of Oceania and Far East newly elected their executive committee and formed six sub committees at the recent SAE conference in Melbourne. “The purpose of developing these committees was to align the structure of our youth network council with a framework that was decided upon at the World SAE Youth Network Meeting, so that all regions could coordinate effectively in the global sphere,” says Coordinator of the SAE Youth Council, Elias Demourtzidis. “I walked away from the meeting knowing that we now had a structure that we can work within and can effectively communicate information between the network and also between the committee and the youth.” The members elected to the committee included Anthony Zorbas and Alexandra Livas (W.A) as deputy co-ordinators, Alex Belerhas (NSW) as treasurer, and Callie Kalimniou (VIC) as secretary. The sub committees formed included IT and technology, Communications, Cultural, Sports, Social, and Careers. The following council members were elected as heads for the new committees: Anthony Zorbas-IT and technology, Rebecca Kougellis (ACT)-Communications, Frank Conias (QLD)-Sports, Stelios Roumeliotis (NSW)-Social and Callie Kalimniou-Careers. “Each of the subcommittees have been delegated tasks to implement over the next few months,” says Demourtzidis. “For example one big emphasis is on communications via newsletters and the SAE website, which we (the youth) will be updating very soon. SAE Youth in Greece are also launching a website: which should happen this year and each region around the world will be given access”. Demourtzidis goes on to say that the Social sub committee will be continuing work on a national database of contacts to receive information from the SAE Youth. “So far we have approximately 500 contacts. There are a lot of young Greeks out there that have a lot to offer and I want them to join so that they can make a difference and also be part of what’s going on with all the special projects coming up. For example the NSW SAE youth committee is looking at running youth camps, Perth is looking at hosting some events by the river, and Victoria is in discussion of the pan Hellenic Games that will run later this year”. Also underpinning SAE Youth’s desire to grow is to gain approval for funding of these events from the Greek government. “We are trying to work towards something tangible as the more youths we represent, the more funding we are likely to get”. Demourtzidis underscores the importance of the 2009 Pan Hellenic Games, which will be held later this year in Melbourne at a date to be confirmed within a month. “I want to encourage youth to get involved; it’s a fantastic event and we should back it and ensure that it happens every year”. The Pan Hellenic Games is a mini version of the Olympic games for young Greeks across Australia, consisting of both a sporting competition and a cultural performance component. Emmanuel Lambou, President of the SAE Youth Committee Victoria and Tasmania indicates that sponsorship is critical to the success of the games. “The larger the games, the greater the requirement becomes for funding to ensure we can cater for a spectacle of the magnitude and excellence we expect, hope and plan to stage. It is imperative that all Greeks in Melbourne get behind us and support the games”. Following on from the SAE conference, an open meeting has been called to discuss the re-vamping of the Pan Hellenic games on Thursday 26th February at Greek Community building (cnr Lonsdale and Russell Streets, Melbourne) at 6.30pm 2nd Floor. If you would like to contribute your ideas or get involved feel free to just turn up or contact Emmanuel Lambou on 0407 673 344 for further information. Alternatively if you would like more information about getting involved in or sponsoring the games, or would like to join SAE youth database, please email .last_img read more

Church rails against unfair tax hit

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Church of Greece said last week that it is not willing to pay for “other people’s mistakes” in response to a recent government decision to impose a one-off property tax on its real estate holdings.The Finance Ministry earlier this month announced the introduction of a levy on major companies and property owners to raise 1 billion euros. But the Church, one of Greece’s largest landowners, believes it is being unfairly treated.“There is no war or disaster that requires our contribution,” said Bishop Theoklitos of Ioannina, who presides over the Church’s financial committee. “Instead, we are being called on to contribute because of failed economic policies. We refuse to pay for other people’s mistakes.”According to an internal report on the Church’s finances, which was handed to its head Archbishop Ieronymos in August, the institution made more than 7 million euros profit in 2008.Almost 20 million euros of revenue flowed into the Church’s coffers last year, mostly from the renting out of church property. It also earned some 4.5 million euros from investments.During 2008, the Church spent almost 12.5 million euros. The biggest outlay, just over 4 million euros, was for sponsoring events. Almost 4 million was spent on salaries.However, Theoklitos said that the one-off tax would threaten the existence of more than 800 charities that are funded by the Church.“It is misleading for the government to say that it is taking from the Church to give to the needy,” he said. “They are taking from the needy to give to the needy,” he added.Theoklitos objected to the fact that the Church is designated as a charity, which means that it will have to pay three times as much tax as some other landowners. “We are not a charitable foundation, we are a social institution,” he said. “We told the [finance] minister that he is treating us unfairly.”According to the bishop, the Church of Greece owns property that is worth over 700 million euros and has a portfolio of shares worth some 9 million euros.last_img read more

Tsochatzopoulos insists more witnesses should be called

first_imgThe court hearing the money-laundering trial of former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos rejected a series of objections filed by the ex-PASOK veteran’s legal team.However, Tsochatzopoulos restated his demand that the other members of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) while he was minister should appear as witnesses in court.Tsochatzopoulos also called for two defense ministers in the New Democracy governments that took over from PASOK from 2004 onward, Evangelos Meimarakis and Spilios Spiliotopoulos, to be questioned.Tsochatzopoulos insists he did not have sole responsibility for agreeing on the procurement deals in connection to which he is being tried.Source: Kathimerini. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Raising awareness for mens health

first_imgJim Demos joins the Australian men growing a moustache for November and urges the Greek community to donate for a good cause.“My motivation is that with getting older, the focus on good health becomes even more apparent than ever,” he says.“Hoping that whatever I raise is able to be put to great use in the raising of awareness for prostate cancer and male mental health.” he said.Jim is growing a moustache as part of Movember, which aims to promote funds and awareness for men’s health issues – namely prostate cancer and depression.After 14 days of growth, he has raised a tide of $800. Even though he’s started to “feel a bit of 70s creepy” he is happy to be amongst Melbourne’s moustached crusaders.To donate to Jim’s Movember campaign, go to Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Terence Quick lashes out against Greek Americans

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The guest of honour at the Holy Epiphany celebrations in Florida’s Tarpon Springs was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Terence Quick, who is currently visiting the US and is in charge of affairs concerning Greeks abroad.At the end of the festivities, and while addressing the thousands of Greek Americans who had gathered in Tampa, he diverged from his original speech to address his fellow speakers and community leaders.“I will begin my speech with a confession,” the deputy minister said. When I was leaving my home 24 hours ago to come to Tampa, Tarpon Springs, I knew I’d come to a city with a strong Kalymnian heritage. I believed that the Greek diaspora here would have preserved the language of the homeland. You took me by surprise. You confused me. I am saddened.“There is only one key-note speaker left to go on stage after me for this Greek event. Even though minutes before we were all sitting at the table, chatting candidly in fluent Greek, not one of the previous speakers addressed the public in their native language, Greek. Everyone chose English, putting their mother tongue aside,” he added, asking for the audience to allow him to freely express his emotions.Drawing on the fading Greek connection of the fourth and fifth generation Greeks in America, he stressed the importance of the Greek language as part of the Hellenic identity. “This is why I choose to continue this address in Greek, the mother of all languages,” he said. “Promoting Greek language teaching in every diaspora community, in every continent, is at the top of my ministerial agenda. “I applaud the diaspora’s requests for the Hellenic state to support Greek language teaching. We have commissioned hundreds of teachers regardless of the crisis to come and teach Greek, but expats should do more than just ask for help. They too should contribute to the preservation of their cultural identity by speaking Greek, not just English.”last_img read more

Greeces National Association of Theologians to boycott new religious studies

first_imgThe National Association of Theologians (NAT) in Greece have taken it upon themselves to launch a boycott campaign against the new religious studies curriculum.Following the new books’ release NAT has been urging school teachers to refuse using the material in religious studies classes as they believe there is no need to emphasise the teaching of other beliefs in a predominantly Orthodox Christian country.President of the Association, Iraklis Rerakis, sent an open letter to primary and secondary school teachers in Greece asking them to “act according to their conscience” urging them to “abstain from the curriculum changes” put forward by SYRIZA “a leftist government” that according to NAT is trying to abolish religion.Mr Rerakis asked the staff to insist on using the previous syllabus and textbooks for religious studies that have not been revised by the SYRIZA administration.On that note, a consortium of religious group representatives united last year, taking legal action against the Greek government winning the case accusing SYRIZA of violating the constitution. The argument was based on a paragraph saying that “schools have a duty to develop the national and religious consciousness of students”.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education threatens to take disciplinary action against teachers who boycott the new book.“The responsibility for the school curriculum lies exclusively with the state,” said Education Minister Costas Gavroglou.“In our democracy, there are rules and laws. No one is above the law.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Greek lawmakers approve protocol for Republic of North Macedonias NATO accession

first_imgGreek Parliament ratified the NATO accord with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) for its admission into the alliance under its new name, Republic of North Macedonia.NATO members signed the accord with FYROM days after Greek lawmakers endorsed the Prespes Agreement between Athens and Skopje. Now, without Greece’s veto, FYROM can become a NATO member provided all other members ratify its membership agreement within their respect parliaments.Greek lawmakers approved the accord that allows the neighbouring country to enter the alliance, with 153 votes in favour, and 140 against.During the debate, main opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated the ND’s decision not to ratify the protocol for the accession of the neighbouring country into NATO as he believes that it would be the “final act in a damaging agreement”. He said that the process being used for the ratification is demeaning for parliament and “unprecedented”. He pointed to temporary alliances created for the accord to be voted through by “some eager deputies”.Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defended his government’s stand and welcomed the end to the long-standing dispute over the neighbouring country’s name. He said that his government had “done its patriotic duty” and would be judged by people and history. He pointed to “threats and blackmails” but added that the “next generations” would welcome the agreement.Mr Tsipras also refuted calls for early elections. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Accouchement comment le nouveauné respiretil pour la première fois

first_imgAccouchement : comment le nouveau-né respire-t-il pour la première fois ?France – Comment les mammifères peuvent-ils modifier radicalement leur respiration au moment de leur naissance, passant brutalement du milieu aquatique à la vie aérienne ? Des chercheurs du CNRS ont identifié, chez la souris, un gène indispensable à la respiration et, par conséquent, à la survie à la naissance. Chez les mammifères, le fœtus se développe dans un milieu liquide où le cordon ombilical est la source d’oxygène, alors que les fonctions pulmonaires sont pratiquement absentes. A sa naissance, le nouveau-né passe d’une vie aquatique intra-utérine à l’autonomie aérienne. Comment le corps se prépare-t-il à une transition aussi brutale ? On savait déjà que plusieurs circuits de neurones interviennent dans la respiration néonatale chez les mammifères. Ces neurones sont à l’origine d’une activité pacemaker, c’est-à-dire un rythme au niveau du tronc cérébral à l’origine de mouvements respiratoires automatiques et qui prépare les nouveau-nés à la naissance. Les travaux réalisés par des chercheurs parisiens et marseillais révèlent qu’une protéine appelée TSHZ3 joue un rôle majeur dans l’activité des neurones impliqués dans le processus respiratoire. Les nouveau-nés de souris chez qui le gène TSHZ3 ne fonctionne pas ne respirent pas à la naissance et meurent au bout de quelques minutes. Ainsi le gène Tshz3 est-il capable de contrôler, à lui seul au niveau des neurones, le développement de plusieurs éléments et des évènements cellulaires indispensables à l’acquisition de la respiration à la naissance. Dans le futur, des collaborations avec des équipes de recherche médicale pourraient permettre de mieux comprendre l’implication de Tshz3 dans les troubles de la respiration chez l’homme, depuis les apnées du sommeil jusqu’au syndrome de mort subite du nourrisson, principale cause de mortalité des nouveau-nés dans les pays occidentaux.Le 20 juillet 2010 à 13:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more