APTN NewsFormer students of an Indian residential school in the Arctic are now eligible for compensation under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA).Approximately 225 students lived at Kivalliq Hall in Rankin Inlet, NU between 1985 and 1997.They can apply for a Common Experience Payment (CEP) of $10,000 for the first year and $3,000 for each additional year, and the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) which provides further compensation for physical and sexual abuse.The IRSSA office in Regina will process the applications.“Former students of Kivalliq Hall eligible for residential school settlement following a decision from the Nunavut Court of Appeal, which upheld a lower Court decision,” spokesman Michael Tansey said in a release.“Following discussions between Canada and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), the Courts issued an order setting the implementation terms on April 25, 2019. The Courts have set January 25, 2020 as the application deadline for Kivalliq Hall claims.”Applications for the CEP and IAP closed in 2012, but are being reopened after some former students of the 40-bed residence won a court battle last summer to have the institution added to the list of approved schools.Link to claim form.aptnnews.ca
TORONTO — Aaron Pollak is a self-described “squeaky wheel” who managed to salvage more than 59,000 Aeroplan loyalty points after discovering they’d apparently expired in November.“I logged into my account and I saw that my points were zero. And I said ‘What!’ ” the Toronto-area businessman recalled in a phone interview.“The person on the phone explained to me that this is their policy. And there was kind of a dead stop. Like this is just the way it is.”But after hearing Pollak vent his frustration over the phone, Aeroplan’s representative came up with a solution and restored the points because he had taken an Air Canada flight last summer.The competition between loyalty and reward programs has ramped up in recent years with the PC Optimum loyalty program and new credit card offerings from the banks.And as the programs compete, plan members who neglect their accounts in favour of other programs increase the chances their points may expire.Pollak said he was only partially satisfied by his personal victory, since he feels the average person is very busy and can’t take time to check details of their many consumer agreements or the activity on their accounts.“It felt like you have to be a very squeaky wheel to get the grease. . . . But I feel that I shouldn’t have to push.”Gilles LeVasseur, who teaches business and law at the University of Ottawa, said provincial and territorial legislation recognizes that loyalty points may expire and terms of agreements may change.Although loyalty programs also have “total discretion” to re-activate an account or restore points if they want, LeVasseur said, it’s better for consumers to be selective about the loyalty programs they join.“You want the ones that are going to be giving you what you really need,” LeVasseur said.Pollak says he’s no longer an Aeroplan points collector, even though he flies every year to Hong Kong and mainland China on business.The reason his Aeroplan account had been inactive was his switch from a CIBC Aeroplan Visa card to rival credit cards that return a percentage of purchases in cash, rather than points.“To use my money and spend it anywhere I want gave me more value than Aeroplan. So that works for me.”“I just feel there must be a whole bunch of other people in my situation.”Aeroplan agreed in August to settle class actions suits launched nearly 10 years ago in response to the point expiry rules announced in October 2006.The suit took aim at Aeroplan’s decision to cancel points if there’s no activity in a member’s account within a 12-month period, as well as its decision to cancel points if they’re not used within seven years of acquisition.Under a settlement announced Aug. 31 but not yet approved by the court, Aimia agreed to distribute a total of one billion points among qualifying members of the class action — an obligation that Air Canada will assume if the deal is approved.A Quebec superior court judge has scheduled a hearing for Feb. 25 in Montreal, but class members who wish to opt out of the settlement can do so if they provide formal notice by Feb. 22 Companies in this story: (TSX:AC, TSX:AIM)David Paddon, The Canadian Press
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia’s offence is peaking just in time for its ultimate stress test against Alabama.The No. 4 Bulldogs (11-1, No. 4 CFP) scored a combined 111 points in their final two regular-season wins over UMass and Georgia Tech. Georgia stacked an impressive string of eight consecutive quarters without a punt over its final three games.The challenge for Jake Fromm and the Bulldogs is to keep piling on the points against a stout Alabama defence and keep pace with the powerful Crimson Tide. A high-scoring game may be Georgia’s best path to an upset win and repeat Southeastern Conference championship on Saturday.Fromm has thrown 24 touchdown passes, including a combined 14 to Riley Ridley and Mecole Hardman. Freshman Justin Fields, best known for his running skills, has thrown four touchdown passes.“I think it’s going to be the best challenge we’ve had, honestly,” said Alabama safety Xavier McKinney.As usual, No. 1 Alabama (12-0, No. 1 CFP) has relied on strong defence. It is a rematch of last season’s national championship game , a 26-23 overtime win for the Crimson Tide.Alabama boasts its customary top-six national rankings in scoring defence and total defence. The defence has been overshadowed by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s big year, capped by his five touchdown passes in last week’s 52-21 win over Auburn .Fromm said he sees some of the same players back from the Alabama defence he faced at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in last season’s national championship game. Since Georgia coach Kirby Smart is the former longtime Alabama defensive co-ordinator, Fromm said the Crimson Tide’s defence also reminds him of the Georgia unit he faces in practice.“Yeah, they definitely have some returning players,” Fromm said. “And they have some really good players. But schematically they’re doing a lot of similar stuff they last year, very similar to our defence. And I think it’s just kind of very similar to what we see every single day in practice, so hopefully we can be very successful with that.”One year ago, Fromm was completing his freshman season while relying heavily on senior tailbacks Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Chubb and Michel became the first Georgia tandem to reach 1,000 yards rushing in the same season.Incredibly, two different Georgia backs are within reach of 1,000 yards one year later. D’Andre Swift has topped 100 yards in four of the last five games to lead the Bulldogs with 962 yards rushing. Elijah Holyfield has 896 yards.The success of the running game remains the foundation of Georgia’s offensive success. Smart said he expected more big numbers on the ground even after losing Chubb and Michel to the NFL.“Oh yeah. I knew we had a good offensive line coming back,” Smart said after Tuesday’s practice. “… I knew we were talented on the offensive line and we had good backs. I knew we’d have the opportunity. Whether it would be two 1,000-yard rushers, we’re not there yet but we’re trying to get there. We probably could have had that. Some of the games we’ve had, we’ve taken those kids out and some of those kids haven’t played much in games.”Perhaps the biggest surprise is Swift and Holyfield kept enjoying success even while injuries forced constant changes on the offensive line.“A lot of guys went down,” Holyfield said. “But we were very deep at the offensive line. It’s one of our strongest positions on the team. So all the other guys who stepped up this year came in and did a really good job … almost as if the 1 line’s been in there the whole time.”Asked how he thinks the line will handle the challenge from Alabama’s defensive front, Holyfield said, “I think we’ll be fine.”Fromm, both accurate and efficient, has been more than a game manager in his second season. He threw for four touchdowns in the 45-21 win over Georgia Tech despite attempting only 16 passes. He has completed 69.1 per cent of his passes, a school-record pace that ranks eighth in the nation.“They’ve got a great group of receivers, a lot of guys who are athletic, very talented, speedy,” McKinney said. “And then a great quarterback who makes good reads and good throws, accurate throws.”___AP Sports Writer John Zenor in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, contributed to this report.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Charles Odum, The Associated Press
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAlleged Assassination Plot not properly investigated- RamnarineJuly 29, 2017In “Crime”Alleged Assassination Plot: A “thorough investigation was done” – Top CopAugust 1, 2017In “Court”Algeria protests: Police use water cannon to disperse demonstratorsApril 9, 2019In “Crime” Four billionaire brothers with links to ousted Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika have been detained by police, state TV reports. They are being held over a corruption investigation, it adds.A fifth top industrialist, Issad Rebrab, on Twitter denied reports he had also been arrested, saying he went to the police on a business matter.Algerian President Abdelaziz BouteflikaBouteflika, who had been in power for 20 years, resigned three weeks ago following anti-government protests. Fresh elections are expected in July.The four brothers are from the Kouinef family, named as Reda, Tarek, Abdel Kader and Karim.They were detained in Algiers on Sunday as part of an investigation into non-compliance with state contracts. The brothers are involved in a range of business activity, including civil engineering. There was no immediate statement from the brothers.Their detention comes after the head of the army, Lt Gen Gaïd Salah said last week that some among the ruling elite could be questioned over alleged corruption, Reuters news agency reports.Protesters who had been demanding the resignation of Mr Bouteflika, had also been calling for the downfall of “Le Pouvoir”, or the establishment, meaning that all those around the former president should also go.
RCT and underground mining specialist, GBF, have marked 10 years of working together to implement autonomous technology into underground mining operations.Since 2009, when GBF & RCT conducted underground trials of the ControlMaster® Guidance Automation system at Gold Fields Caves Rock mining operations, RCT has delivered 19 autonomous systems including Sandvik LH203s, CAT 2900Gs, R1700s, R1700Gs and R1300Gs at multiple GBF-run mine sites throughout Western Australia’s Goldfields, according to RCT.The work collectively amounts to roughly 15,000 hours of machines operating on Guidance Automation within GBF-run operations.“ControlMaster Guidance Automation has seen numerous software iterations over its product life starting with dynamic operator engagement, surface control to independent autonomous tramming and, more recently, multi machine control via RCT’s latest automation offering,” RCT said.GBF Maintenance Superintendent Alan Moyle, who played a key role in the initial trials and has seen the Guidance Automation system evolve over the last 10 years, said RCT’s technology has significantly improved safe machine operations by removing personnel from the mine face as well as better operator fatigue control.“Greater control features have reduced the amount of machine damage due to operator errors with consistent machine cycles enabling us to improve productivity and it provides us data when tendering for new contracts,” he said“RCT have also provided multiple opportunities for GBF apprentices to gain experience with their latest modern technology which they have subsequently applied to their work.”RCT Product Manager Automation & Control, Brendon Cullen, said GBF’s early adoption of RCT’s technology meant its operations have benefitted consistently as the product has evolved.“GBF has been influential in driving features and improvements to the system over time and develop new features such as G-Dash which empower operator’s decision making by presenting a dashboard of the machinery in relation to its surrounding in real time,” he said“GBF’s operators have also consistently provided feedback over time, resulting in improvements such as faster tramming times, better cornering speeds, more efficient braking and the evolution of the fully automated tramming cycle.“As the mines are becoming deeper the drive to operate the machinery from the surface is becoming a key requirement to maximise production times. RCT continues to work in partnership with GBF to allow them to reach their goals as cost efficiently as possible using the technology available onsite at the time.”
De Beers Group’s carbon-capture research at the Gahcho Kué mine in Canada has received a funding boost following the award of a C$675,000 grant from Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Growth Program towards pioneering research in partnership focused on delivering carbon-neutral diamond mining. The project in Canada is part of a De Beers Group global research program that includes studies, not only in Canada, but also in Botswana to allow comparisons between different climates and geology.De Beers Group has been working with leading academics from The University of British Columbia, Trent University, University of Alberta and Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) on researching the potential to store large volumes of carbon in processed kimberlite through mineral carbonation. With laboratory experiments having already proved successful, the grant will support larger-scale field demonstrations at the Gahcho Kué Mine in the Northwest Territories.De Beers Group says it is focused on maximising the benefits that can be generated for the wider mining community and is partnering with the academic community on the research so the research insights are retained by the academic partnersGreg Dipple, project lead and professor at the Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining (BRIMM) at UBC, said: “We’ve demonstrated rapid carbon fixation within days to weeks in the lab, but the challenge is to reproduce this success at large volumes. This generous funding from Natural Resources Canada and De Beers Group will allow us to test these technologies at a larger scale at active mine sites.”Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group, said: “We are immensely proud of this collaborative piece of work between industry and academia, and with excellent progress in the project to date there is great potential to achieve carbon-neutral mining operations at sites where this type of rock is present. This award will help us accelerate this innovative work that could fundamentally change the carbon footprint of not only the diamond industry, but the mining sector more broadly.”The project involves injecting carbon dioxide into processed kimberlite rock in order to accelerate the naturally occurring process of mineral carbonation, whereby processed mine rock (material left after the recovery of diamond from source rock, kimberlite) sequesters the carbon dioxide as a stable and benign carbonate mineral. The research offers great opportunity as the carbon storage capabilities of kimberlite processed while mining is such that only 10% of the rock’s storage potential would need to be harnessed to capture the carbon dioxide emissions of a whole mine.
Indonesian police officer escort Commy Schaefer for questioning. Source: Firdia LisnawatiThe victim’s body was sent to the main hospital in the Balinese capital Denpasar. A doctor there said it had several wounds to the head, which appeared to have been inflicted with “blunt tools”.“Looking at the wounds, the victim must have fought back,” said Ida Bagus Alit, adding that one of her fingers on her left hand was broken. ’Terrible tragedy’ Stephanie Fleming, a 29-year-old British woman who has lived in Bali for four years, described the news as “pretty unbelievable”. Source: CNNInternational/YouTubeAN AMERICAN TOURIST’S battered body has been found in a suitcase at an exclusive hotel on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali with her daughter and daughter’s boyfriend arrested over the killing.The body of Sheila von Wiese Mack was found on Tuesday stuffed into a suitcase in the boot of a taxi in front of the five-star St. Regis hotel in the upscale Nusa Dua resort area of Bali.The 62-year-old victim was half naked, had several wounds to her head, and appeared to have put up a struggle, a doctor who examined the body said. The suitcase had been wrapped in a bed sheet and sealed up with tape, and was smeared with blood.Mack had been staying in the hotel with her daughter, Heather, 19, and her daughter’s boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 21, local police chief Djoko Hari Utomo told reporters.She and her daughter stayed in the hotel together for several days before the boyfriend joined them on Monday, Utomo said. Mack was recorded on CCTV arguing with Schaefer in the hotel lobby the same night, he said.The next day, the couple were checking out and sent several suitcases down to a taxi, allegedly including the one that contained the victim.The body was discovered when the couple failed to show up at the waiting taxi, Utomo said. They were seen on CCTV leaving the hotel via a stretch of beach at the back of the property, instead of the main entrance.Police launched a hunt and the pair were found sleeping at a hotel in the tourist area of Legian, north of Nusa Dua, early Wednesday, Utomo told AFP.“This is murder, and we will decide from our investigation whether it is premeditated or spontaneous,” he said. “You have a lot of burglaries, violence and robberies by locals directed at tourists,” she said.”It’s surprising to hear of something like this going on between tourists themselves.” The hotel said that it was aware of the “terrible tragedy” and was assisting authorities in their investigation.The US embassy in Jakarta said in a statement that it was “aware of the death of an American citizen that took place in Bali and we understand that two individuals have been arrested in connection with the case”.The beachfront St. Regis is one of the most exclusive hotels in Bali with rooms starting at $470 a night and a 24-hour butler service, according to its website. Police look through evidence at the Bali resort. Source: Firdia LisnawatiPolice have 24 hours following the arrest to officially name the detained pair as suspects.Once they are suspects, police can hold them for an initial 20 days while they investigate, but can seek an extension for several more weeks if needed.They will only be formally charged once police have finished investigating and passed the details to prosecutors. They would be charged at an initial court appearance.Bali, a pocket of Hinduism in Muslim-majority Indonesia, attracts millions of foreign tourists to its palm-fringed, pristine beaches each year.Foreign visitors sometimes run into trouble on the tropical island, although it is normally when they fall foul of Indonesia’s tough anti-drugs laws, which include the death penalty for smuggling narcotics.© – AFP 2014Read: The family of a previously unidentified injured Irishman in Bali have been contacted >
A COUPLE ACCUSED of leaving their severely injured two-year-old daughter at a hospital and keeping their other adopted children in putrid conditions were arrested after a five-year manhunt.The search for Janet and Ramon Barreto began when they skipped bail in 2009 on manslaughter and child abuse charges. They were arrested on Tuesday night after a tip led authorities to a shopping mall in Portland, Oregon.The couple left two-year-old Ena Barreto at a northern Mississippi hospital in 2008, telling the medical staff she had fallen from a shopping cart, authorities said. The girl died after she was taken to a children’s hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.The Barretos were jailed in Portland and awaiting extradition to Mississippi. A Marshals spokesman didn’t know whether they had an attorney.Officials listed them among the Marshals top 15 fugitives, and the couple was profiled on the TV show “America’s Most Wanted”. Janet Barreto was the only woman to feature in the list.The Barretos’ daughter Marainna Torres was convicted in Ena’s death in 2010. At her trial, she said she feared her parents and they forced her to punish the children, who were mostly under the age of three, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported at the time. Torres said she threw the girl across the room and she hit her head.Authorities say the Barretos had adopted at least seven children from Guatemala beginning in 2005, and kept them inside an atrocious-smelling mobile home in New Albany in northern Mississippi. The children were sometimes bound with duct tape and fed mostly cereal and bologna sausage, authorities said. Authorities say the Barretos had adopted at least seven children from Guatemala.While living in New Albany, the couple made money selling dogs they raised behind the mobile home, keeping hundreds of sick and injured animals in faeces-filled cages, authorities said.In 2009, while the couple faced the charges, they were free on $450,000 bond when they slipped away.The US Marshals Service said it tracked them to a town in Mexico where Ramon Barreto’s family lives but lost their trail. The pair was later seen in southern California, including a Huntington Park rental unit they left in June 2012 when their dog sales became a nuisance. Officials said they made money on the run by selling dogs, as well as DVDs and CDs from their van. Ramon also also got money from begging.US Marshal Dennis Erby said an infant that was with them when they were arrested was placed with child protective services. He was unaware if the couple had any other children with them. The adopted children that were with the Barretos in Mississippi were taken into state custody when they charged five years ago.The couple was hard to track because they used cash and aliases. Janet Barreto also wore wigs, authorities said.Read: FBI place first ever woman on ‘most wanted’ list >Read: Ex-LAPD officer believed dead after stand-off > “The crimes they are alleged to have committed are nothing short of horrendous and despicable, and now it is time to let justice be served,” said Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards.
BE CAREFUL WHERE you put those stickers. You could have a little ‘accident’…1. M&Ms can turn sinister Source: Funnyasduck2. As can ear-drops3. Need to know the origin of these avocados? Look no further Source: Happyplace4. Done twice, this employee knew what they were doing, for sure Source: Twosexygeeks5. ‘Easy to use’ Source: Twosexygeeks6. One size fits all Source: Humortrend7. Attracting a whole new type of customer Source: Techeblog8. Way to disappoint that teenage boy Source: Ning9. A lot of effort went into this one Source: Chompsy10. What wonderful sounds lie within? Source: Happyplace11. An oxymoron if we ever saw one Source: Techeblog12. Relax, it’s berry flavoured Source: Cheezeburger13. Then there are just the messers who do it for the thrill Source: BlogSpotQuiz: How Irish And Immature Are You?>This guy did what we all want to do with a supermarket trolley, and then paid the ultimate price>
It has been three decades since 3ZZZ was founded! The Greek Committee of Ethnic Communities Radio Station 3ZZZ-92.3FM is celebrating the occasion by opening its doors to the community.The contribution that the station has made to broadcasting cannot be denied. Since going to air on 18 June, 1989, 3ZZZ has been the authentic voice of Greek Australians and a variety of ethnic organisations.The programs are prepared and presented by trained volunteers, connected and committed to serving the community, to inform, educate and empower people to fully participate in the affairs of the community, the State and the Nation and keeping in touch with Greece, Cyprus and indeed the world.READ MORE: Labor pledges $100,000 to 3ZZZThe event being held will honour the distinguished services of late broadcasters Theo Sidiropoulos, Plutarch Deliyiannis and Mark Georgiou.Come along for a peek behind the scenes, and an opportunity to record a message.WHEN: Sunday 2nd June at 2:00 pmWHERE: At Radio Station 3ZZZ, 309 Albert St- BrunswickFree entrance, with finger food, drinks and entertainment. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Parthenon Marbles (bring them back) – teaser🔥 THE PARTHENON MARBLES (bring them back) 🔥A Song supporting the return of the stolen Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum back to Greece! – OUT ON 20/6 -🏛️ Let’s Reunite The Parthenon 🏛️Posted by Hellena on Thursday, 30 May 2019 Singer Héllena is getting political in her latest single.Titled ‘The Parthenon Marbles (bring them back)’, as the name suggests, the song is both inspired by and dedicated to the Parthenon Marbles, which are currently housed at the British Museum in London.The song will be used by organisations around the world to raise awareness of the campaign to have the marbles returned, an issue that dates back over 200 years to when British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Lord Elgin removed the 2,500-year-old sculptures from the Acropolis temple.Greece has repeatedly called for the marbles to be returned since its independence from the Ottoman Empire.Héllena’s single ‘The Parthenon Marbles (bring them back)’.Héllena’s single will be released on 20 June to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Acropolis Museum’s opening – where the songwriter believes the marbles should safely be housed once returned to Greece.With this in mind, on the day she will perform the song live from the courtyard of the British Museum, within the confines of the Duveen Gallery where the Parthenon Marbles are displayed – not once, but 10 times.The symbolic launch has been arranged with the help of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, which has collaborated with the International Organising Committee Australia for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles.Watch a teaser of Héllena’s video for ‘The Parthenon Marbles (bring them back)’ below:
SATHE BAND ZEUSThe Band Zeus is celebrating their 40th Anniversary this Saturday 3 August at The Gov (59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh). There will be non-stop entertainment from The Band Zeus supported by DJ Valandi and other well-known Adelaide vocalists and musicians. Current band members will be joined by past members, bringing to life the long and colourful history of the band. Tickets $20.00 + Booking Fee. Doors open @ 7:30 pm. For more information, call Sarah Martin on (08) 8340 4697.MODERN GREEK LECTURE SERIESThe LOGOS Australian Centre for Hellenic Language and Culture continues its lecture series on Tuesday 20 August at Flinders at Victoria Square (182 Victoria Sq, Adelaide) from 6.00-8.00 pm. Free to attend.* If you know of any Greek events taking place across the country, including those organised by Greek community groups, please forward details to email@example.com VIC MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) kicks off today, 1-18 August at the refurbished Capitol Theatre. The program features 382 films and 31 premieres. Among them are two Greek short films: The Distance Between Us and the Sky (2019) directed by Vasilis Kekatos and Patision Avenue (2018) by Thanasis Neofotistos. For further information and tickets, visit http://miff.com.au POMONA BY ALISTAIR MCDOWALLActress Artemis Ioannides stars in the Australian Premiere of Pomona by UK playwright Alistair McDowall and directed by Gary Abrahams. On now until Sunday 11 August at Red Stitch: The Actors’ Theatre (Rear 2 Chapel St, St Kilda East), Pomona is a dark and genre rich horror story, gripping from start to finish. A powerful modern thriller that asks what lies beneath the veneer of contemporary civilisation and what price must you pay to find it. For tickets, visit https://redstitch.net‘THALASSA’ ART EXHIBITIONStella Zicopoulos-Greig’s latest solo exhibition of oil paintings ‘Thalassa’ explores the artist’s cultural identity and lifelong relationship with the sea. As a child of Greek migrants, her own memories of the sea and the long voyage from Greece to Australia had a profound influence on her artistic practice, further reinforced by her family’s annual summer holidays spent at the beach. See her work first-hand until Saturday 10 August at G3 Artspace (64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale). Free admission.THE PHILHELLENES LIVECatch The Philhellenes performing at The Post Office Hotel (229-231 Sydney Rd, Coburg) this Saturday 3 August from 9.00-11.00 pm. They will play a mixture of traditional repertoire from Asia Minor and songs composed by Greek refugee musicians from the region, such as Dalgas (Antonis Diamantidis), Panos Tountas and Kostas Skarvelis. For further details, visit https://bit.ly/2Y9az6OGREEK TAVERN NIGHTGet your Greek fix at The Aegean Restaurant’s (19 Brunswick St, Fitzroy) tavern night, with Mediterranean cuisine, live music, entertainment and dancing on Saturday 3 August from 7.00 pm. To book, call (03) 9419 5075.OPEN JAM – GREEK FUSION BEATS:OPEN JAM ‘Καφενειο‘ presents a journey from Crete to the urban streets of Melbourne with two bands making waves in Greek music: De’LYRIUM, and Byron Triandafyllidis and friends. On at Bar Open (317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy) on Friday 9 August from 8.30 pm. Tickets $15.00 at the door only.WELCOME TO THORNBURY: GREEK FOOD FESTIVALWelcome To Thornbury (520 High St, Northcote) is hosting a Greek Food Festival on Saturday 10 August from 12 noon-10.00 pm. Drown yourself in the delights of Greece with endless gyros, calamari, loukamades and ouzo. Plus epic Greek entertainment and live performances throughout the day. Free entry.ALTONA NORTH ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL 2019The Greek Orthodox Church of North Altona & Districts (272 Millers Rd, North Altona) is hosting its annual Greek Festival on Sunday 18 August from 12 noon-5.00 pm. A great day for the family there will be plenty of food and activities, along with entertainment by Michael Liagourdis who will be performing traditional music from all over Greece, along with dance performances by the Greek Dancing Groups. Free to attend.GREEK DANCING LESSONS WITH RUSHRMIT United Society of Hellenes (RUSH) is hosting Greek dancing lessons for people of all ages and backgrounds, taking you from the bare basics to different styles around Greece. Schedule: Friday 9 August: Lakonian Dances, Friday 23 August: Island Dances. Taking place at RMIT (Building 8, Level 3, Room 10, Wales Cor, Melbourne). Free to attend. THE MUSIC OF MANOLIS HIOTISMelbourne Rebetiko Ensemble returns to Kew Court House (188 High St, Kew) on Saturday 10 August for a musical tribute to Manolis Hiotis. Considered one of the greatest bouzouki soloists of all time, Hiotis was famous for popularising the string instrument’s modern sound. He was a rebetis and revolutionary who drove the music of the working class into the salons of the rich, embedding it into the wider popular culture of Greece. On from 8.00-9.40 pm. For tickets, visit https://bit.ly/2GpHjSrLONSDALE STREET GREEK FOOD WALKING TOURTake part in a guided walking tour of Melbourne’s original Greek Precinct, Lonsdale Street on Saturday 17 August from 2.00-5.00 pm. Learn about the migration of Greeks to Melbourne, and the food and culture they brought with them. To book, visit https://bit.ly/2Od0WU0THE GREEK GRAMOPHONE EXPERIENCEJoin Wayne Simmons and Con Kalamaras on Sunday 18 August at the Merri Creek Tavern (111 High St, Northcote) at 4.00 pm for a unique live performance delving into the rich history of Greek music that was recorded in 1920’s and 40’s Greece. You could call it abrasive, coarse and unrefined, or you could call it an historical, artistic, and social commentary on a rapidly changing country. This performance is a collection of works that paved the way for generations to come, no glitz, no plate smashing … just a collection of brutally honest and achingly beautiful songs. Free to attend.LA TROBE LECTURE: GROWING UP ‘GREEK’ IN THE 50s AND 60sLa Trobe University’s Greek Studies (Department of Languages and Linguistics) and the Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora in conjunction with the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (168-170 Lonsdale St, Melbourne) present a lecture by Dr Konstandina Dounis on ‘A Parallel Universe: Growing up ‘Greek’ in the 50s and 60s’ on Wednesday 21 August at 7.00-8.00 pm. Free to attend.COOKING CLASS: GREEK PROVINCIAL FAREExpand your repertoire and knowledge of Greek cuisine with Niki Louca’s delicious selection of provincial dishes. On Saturday 31 August at The Neff Market Kitchen (Stall 90, Cecil St, South Melbourne) (11.00 am-1.30 pm), Niki will show you how to make prawn saganaki, kalamari krasato, spanakorizo, and to finish, traditional rizogalo. $120 p.p. includes lunch/dinner and a recipe pack. To book, visit https://bit.ly/2XJ9DZK Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram NSWTOWARD AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF CULT IN A GREEK COLONY IN THE WESTThe Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens’ (AAIA) visiting Professor Clemente Marconi will present research from new excavations he has directed at Selinunte, one of the most important archaeological sites of the Greek period in Italy, on Wednesday 7 August. This new research makes it possible to fully reconstruct, for the first time, the biography of a temple in Selinunte, and to reconstruct a significant part of the ritual activities in this area of the sanctuary. Taking place at the AAIA Boardroom, Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia (Room 480, Level 4, The Madsen Building, The University of Sydney). To book, visit https://bit.ly/2LRcCsQGEORGE DOUKAS & THE D-STRINGSGeorge Doukas brings his nine-piece ensemble to Camelot Lounge (Marrickville Rd & Railway Parade, Marrickville) on Sunday 11 August. The D Strings is an ensemble that combines the velvet sound of the string quartet with the edgy tones of bouzouki and baglama. Mix that with two vocals, piano and a rhythm section and you have a sound which is truly unique. They will be performing a mix of original music, traditional Greek, Rembetika and a taste of Gypsy Jazz Greek-style. Doors open 7.00 pm for an 8.00 pm start.MUGA PRESENTS: SPASTA 2019Macquarie University Greek Association (MUGA) is hosting a Greek taverna night on Friday 16 August at Koutouki (138 Norton St, Leichhardt). Kicking off at 7.00 pm, there’ll be delicious food and drink served up, along with live music to add to the atmosphere. To book, visit https://bit.ly/2JUuwIDGREEK COOKING CLASSCelebrate Mediterranean flavours with an authentic Greek cooking class. Hosted by Sophie Stokes from ‘In Sophia’s Kitchen’ you will be transported to Greece on a plate, preparing a range of dishes in the morning. Then you will get to sit down together to enjoy the fruits of your labour overlooking beautiful ocean views. It will be a delicious celebration of food and in turn, Greek culture. Taking place on Sunday 18 August at The Corner Pantry (Shop 5/11 Beach St, Harrington) from 10.00 am-1.00 pm. To book, visit https://bit.ly/2Llt7xICARLOS HOPONTOPOFUS BIG GREEK COMEDY NIGHTDo you remember the Wog Rock Cafe in Hamilton in the ’90s? Carlos Hopontopofus became an icon in his outrageous one-man comedy floor show, and now he’s back! Performing at Dixon Park Surf Lifesaving Club (20 Ocean St, Merewether) on Friday 30 August, it’ll be a brilliant night of great comedy, authentic Greek cuisine and dancing to the grooves of DJ Honeypuff. To book, visit https://bit.ly/2XRtlPc
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece Aegean islands have been experiencing the highest influx of refugee and migrants arrivals since the height of the refugee crisis in 2015.According to reports, between 29 July to 4 August alone, the Turkish Coastguard stopped 111 boats with approximately 3,350 refugees detained – the highest number in a seven day period since 2015.Meanwhile 44 boats managed to get passed the patrol boats, transporting 1,326 refugees to Greece. On the islands over 15,000 people are in detention centres and camps, and 55,000 on the mainland.Turkey and the EU signed a deal in 2016 to allow refugees deemed ineligible for asylum arriving in Greece to be sent back to Turkey. While this did reduce the flow of migrants, there has been controversy over whether the deal violates international law.The current increase in arrivals is being attributed to worsening conditions in Syria, Iran and Afghanistan, as well as changing political conditions in Turkey, the fate of refugees being hosted there shrouded in uncertainty.“The issue is complex,” a spokesperson for Aegean Boat Report told The New Arab. “But most of the rise in the number of refugees arriving in Greece is due to the political shift in Turkey. People are afraid of being sent back to Syria or Afghanistan.”Currently hosting over three million Syrians, according to reports, a number of refugees residing in Istanbul have found themselves been detained by police arbitrarily, some even deported back to war-torn Syria. One example is Hisham Mustafa who despite having temporary protection status from the Turkish government was sent back, and upon trying to cross back to Turkey to reunite with his wife and son was shot dead.READ MORE: Migrants who adapt to Australian culture say they’re happier than those who don’t
Greek citizens who do not live permanently in Greece will no longer have to travel back to the country during elections in order to cast their votes.Greek Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos announced on Monday that the Greek government will publish its bill giving Greek citizens abroad the right to vote from their place of residence. The new bill, set to be published in October, will allow Greeks of the diaspora to cast their ballots without having to be physically present in Greece on the day of the election.Mr Theodorikakos’ announcement comes following a speech made by the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF). In statements made during the PM’s annual press conference, Mr Mitsotakis said that the government would not give expatriate Greeks any additional rights or enlarge the electorate. “We are simply facilitating those that are already registered on an electoral roll to be able to vote in their place of residence. We are also examining the possibility of a postal vote,” he said.Mr Theodorikakos said that an ‘absentee ballot’ would be introduced.READ MORE: Greek diaspora seeks right to vote from abroad – and it’s a debate about democracyOver the coming weeks, Mr Mitsotakis will hold a series of meetings with all party leaders of Greek Parliament in order to draw up a bill that the Greek government hopes will be unanimously voted on.“We are informing Greeks all over the world about the determination of the Greek government on this issue; when the time comes, we will also inform them about the decision of the House to facilitate them to be able to vote from their place of residence,” Mr Theodorikakos said.“When the time comes we will inform them Greeks abroad on the parliament’s decision to facilitate them on voting from the country of their residence. It is time for Greece to enter the club of the civilised and advanced countries in terms of the elections procedure and this will be achieved in 2019 as the prime minister announced,” Theodorikakos said, speaking to SKAI radio.Earlier this year, Greek Community of Melbourne President Bill Papastergiadis held a series of meetings with Greek ministers and the prime minister concerning the Greek vote and other issues. During those meetings, both Mr Mitsotakis and Mr Theodorikakos had pledged to support the vote for Greeks abroad.Mr Papastergiadis expressed his pleasure during the latest development. “It is pleasing to see that the Prime Minister’s promise to me in our meeting has been kept,” he told Neos Kosmos. “The Prime Minister and Minister Theodorikakos both expressed to me the need for engagement with the diaspora. I made the point that Greece was the only country in the western world which did not afford its citizens abroad the right to vote. More importantly, I said that the right to vote was symbolic of a greater an deeper bond between the diaspora and Greece.“This government has pledged to act quickly on key reforms. We are pleased to see that action and not words are now at the centre of the Greek Parliamentary process.”READ MORE: The Greek Government extends a warm “thank you” to all Greek AustraliansUp until now, Greek citizens have only been able to vote from other European countries during EU elections. They have done so by visiting Greek embassies and consulates inside the EU. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Réchauffement climatique : l’Onu prône la création de taxes pour financer la lutteA moins d’un mois du sommet de Cancun sur le changement climatique, un groupe consultatif de l’Onu chargé de réfléchir aux moyens de financer la lutte contre le réchauffement de la planète a rendu ses conclusions. Les experts prônent des “financements alternatifs”, et notamment la création de taxes sur les transports et les transactions financières.Le rapport vient d’être remis au secrétaire général de l’Onu, Ban Ki-moon. Chargé de définir les moyens de financer, pour les pays en voie de développement, un fonds annuel de 100 milliards de dollars (environ 71 milliards d’euros) pour la lutte et l’adaptation au changement climatique, le groupe consultatif des Nations unies (AGF) estime que “les financements devront provenir d’une large variété de sources, publiques et privées, bilatérales et multilatérales, y compris des sources alternatives de financement”.Présenté à la presse, le rapport évoque notamment la mise en place d’une taxe sur les transactions financières, qui fait actuellement l’objet de débats. Meles Zenawi, le Premier ministre éthiopien qui co-préside le groupe consultatif, affirme que la création d’une taxe sur le transport aérien et maritime international est “l’une des sources les plus faciles” à instaurer.Créé en février 2010 par le secrétaire général de l’Onu après avoir été proposé lors du sommet de Copenhague, le groupe consultatif assure que malgré l’ampleur du défi, “il est faisable d’atteindre l’objectif de mobiliser 100 milliards de dollars par an pour des actions sur le climat dans les pays en développement à partir de 2020″. Une promesse faite aux États les plus fragiles par les pays développés, afin de les aider à réduire leurs émissions de gaz à effet de serre et à mettre en place les actions nécessaires à une adaptation au changement climatique.Les propositions émises par l’AGF seront remises à tous les gouvernements de la planète dans les jours à venir. Ils serviront de base aux négociations qui auront lieu à la fin du mois à Cancun, lors d’une conférence internationale visant à poser les prémices d’un accord susceptible de succéder au protocole de Kyoto, qui expirera en 2012.”Cela n’est pas de la charité. Il s’agit de faire ce qu’il convient de faire pour ceux qui souffrent le plus d’une crise pour laquelle ils ont le moins contribué”, a souligné Ban Ki-moon, estimant que les propositions du groupe consultatif constituent “des options financières qui sont tout à la fois faisables et politiquement viables”.Le 8 novembre 2010 à 19:14 • Emmanuel Perrin
Internet et Bourse : quand le Web passe à l’actionL’entreprise Yelp, site de critiques de restaurants, a été introduite en Bourse vendredi 2 mars 2012. En un jour, l’action Yelp a gagné 63,87%, s’élevant ainsi à 24,58 dollars. Pas encore dans le Top 10 des firmes Internet introduites en Bourse, elle montre pourtant, dans un secteur aux succès en dent de scie, qu’il existe un véritable engouement pour ce type d’opération. Et nombreuses ont été les IPO (Introduction en Bourse) d’entreprises internet “pure player” ces dix dernières années. Le jeu en vaut-il vraiment la chandelle ? Après plusieurs IPO décevantes en 2011, Facebook espère redorer le blason des entreprises du net face aux investisseurs, en levant près de 10 milliards de dollars entre avril et juin 2012. En effet, les investisseurs sont frileux depuis 2011, et “ils examineront en détail les comptes de ces groupes et ils accorderont une grande importance à la croissance des revenus et des bénéfices” selon James Krapfel, analyste chez Morningstar. Mais les IPO pèsent toujours plus lourd. Voici un classement des plus importantes introductions boursières des entreprises du net depuis 10 ans, réalisé par le blogueur vincent abry (cf cette infographie).N°1 – Facebook a déposé son dossier d’introduction en bourse au début de l’année 2012. Après de nombreuses hésitations, Facebook décide d’ouvrir son capital. La manœuvre devrait lui faciliter l’achat d’autres entreprises. Si les informations ne sont pas encore connues dans les détails, on sait déjà que la firme a prévu de lever 5 milliards de dollars et que sa valorisation devrait atteindre les 100 milliards de dollars.N°2 – Google. Introduit en août 2004 sur le Nasdaq, avec une levée de fonds de 1,6 milliards de dollars, son action est actuellement à 621,25 dollars. Son entrée en bourse lui permet d’étendre ses activités en dehors de la sphère de la recherche internet. Ainsi, quelques mois avant l’entrée effective, Google lancera Gmail. Le moteur de recherche effectue donc un parcours pratiquement sans fautes depuis son entrée en Bourse avec une hausse de sa performance de 632,2%. Un record !N°3 – Alibaba s’introduit en Bourse à Hong Kong en juin 2007 avec 1,5 milliards de dollars. Actuellement, son action plafonne à 1,70 dollars. La performance du site de vente en ligne chinois, en baisse de 1,9% depuis son IPO, a été entachée, en 2011, par une affaire de fraude, impliquant quelques 2.300 fournisseurs.N°4 – Yandex est introduit en mai 2011 sur le marché du Nasdaq avec 1,304 milliards de dollars. L’action coûte actuellement 23,26 dollars. Malgré une hausse de l’action de 55,4% le premier jour, la performance de l’entreprise laisse à désirer avec une baisse de 13,6% depuis le printemps 2011. Créé en 1997, il a mis plus de dix ans avant de pouvoir être coté en Bourse car la société n’est devenue rentable qu’en 2002. Il est cependant très apprécié des russophiles. Son IPO lui aura avant tout permis d’élargir ses horizons, puisque grâce aux liquidités dégagées, la firme a lancé son moteur de recherche en Turquie et acquérir la société SPB Software, dédiée à la téléphonie.N°5 – Shanda Games. Introduit en septembre 2009 sur le Nasdaq avec une levée de fonds de 1,04 milliards de dollars, son action s’élève à 4,37 dollars. Une des moins bonnes performances de toutes ces entreprises avec une baisse de 63,6% depuis son IPO.N°6 – Zynga effectue une IPO sur le Nasdaq en décembre 2011 avec 1 milliard de dollars de fonds. Aujourd’hui, son action coûte 14,69 dollars. Le réseau de jeux sociaux, malgré une baisse de 5% de son action le premier jour, réussit une belle performance avec +44,8% depuis fin 2011. Premier développeur mondial de jeux sociaux, il doit cependant son succès à sa forte présence sur le réseau social mais espère réduire rapidement sa dépendance. Il souhaite ainsi se détacher de Facebook en créant sa propre plateforme de jeux de société, d’où une IPO, nécessaire pour récupérer les liquidités qu’il lui faut.N°7 – Giant Interactive. Avec 887 millions de dollars, la firme s’introduit en Bourse sur le New York Stock Exchange en octobre 2007. Le prix de son action s’élève à 4,64 dollars. Le site de jeux en ligne chinois a subi la performance la plus médiocre de ces 10 entreprises avec une baisse de 71,9% depuis son introduction en Bourse. Dédié principalement aux multijoueurs en ligne (MMO), le site est pourtant assez populaire en Chine. Mais pour rester en tête de la course et faire face à ses concurrents, NetEase, Shanda et The9, la firme a dû faire son entrée en Bourse pour développer de nouveaux services.N°8 – Renren est introduit sur le NY Stock Exhange en mai 2011 avec 743 millions de dollars. Son action coûte actuellement 5,68 dollars. Le réseau social chinois semble ne pas avoir le même attrait que Facebook, pourtant bloqué en Chine. Avec une performance en baisse de 60,9% depuis mai 2011, Renren reste tout de même le réseau social le plus populaire en Chine. Cependant, il a dû faire face à de nombreuses interdictions au niveau du contenu, imposées par le gouvernement. Son introduction a notamment permis d’acquérir une certaine notoriété, lui permettant d’entrer dans le cercle des réseaux sociaux.N°9 – Groupon s’introduit sur le Nasdaq en novembre 2011 avec une levée de fonds de 700 millions de dollars et une action dont le montant s’élever aujourd’hui à 19,20 dollars. Si son action s’est envolée lors de sa mise sur le marché, moins d’un mois après, elle chutait de 15%. Mais avec plus de 35 millions d’utilisateurs, le site d’achats groupés en ligne devrait rapidement se relever. En tout cas, son entrée en bourse lui aura permis de financer ses besoins d’exploitation comme les frais marketing.N°10 – Linkedin fait son entrée sur la NY Stock Exchange en mai 2011 avec 353 millions de dollars. Son action coûte, début mars 2012, 87,5 dollars. Le réseau social professionnel connaît une ascension fulgurante depuis mai 2011 avec une performance en hausse de 93,3%. Pour tous ceux qui souhaitent s’affranchir de Facebook, Linkedin est une bonne alternative qui séduit les professionnels. Avec un titre qui s’est envolé, la firme effectue la plus importante IPO depuis la crise. Après avoir levé près de 100 millions de dollars sur les marchés secondaires, le réseau social a décidé de passer à la vitesse supérieure. En effet, Facebook ou MySpace ne sont pas des concurrents direct. Mais face à Plaxo, Xing ou Viadéo, la lutte est féroce. D’où l’intérêt de pouvoir financer de nouvelles fonctions.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Avec l’entrée en Bourse d’entreprises comme Linkedin ou Facebook, une nouvelle bulle internet serait-elle en train de se créer autour des réseaux sociaux ? Les analystes préfèrent attendre l’introduction de Facebook mais beaucoup sont pourtant de cet avis. Peter Yared, vice-président chez Webtrends, précise que “l’on est en présence d’une bulle lorsque votre grand-mère veut aussi investir”. Richard Summer, analyste chez Morningstar Capital, affirme qu’il “y a beaucoup d’enthousiasme pour les entreprises qui ont une dimension sociale”. Source : Les dix plus grosses introductions en bourse de Compagnies Internet, vincentabry.comLe 5 mars 2012 à 16:09 • Maxime Lambert
Have you seen the light?— Netflix US (@netflix) December 12, 2016Netflix’s Twitter account followed up… whatever that was with two short, unsettling clips.pic.twitter.com/90LHgMYW8N— Netflix US (@netflix) December 12, 2016 So what is the actual show? Well, let’s take a look at the trailer and see if we can figure out what it’s about.Trust the unknown. @The_OA. Friday. pic.twitter.com/N4FjGIAczz— Netflix US (@netflix) December 12, 2016It doesn’t give us a whole lot of information, but is anyone getting a slight Stranger Things vibe from that? With lost children, secret experiments and a hint of the supernatural, this may be just the series to tide us over until the Duffer Brothers finish season two. Anyway, all we know for sure is that a missing girl turns up after seven years. When she disappeared, she was blind, but she is now able to see. It looks like the series will partially revolve around the strange things that happened to her while she was gone.The trailer is full of unsettling imagery and tells us little more than the show’s mysterious social media accounts. If their goal is to creep us out before we’ve even seen a single episode, they’re doing a pretty good job.The OA premieres this Friday on Netflix. December can be a grim time for those wanting something scary from their TV series. American Horror Story is done for the year, and The Exorcist wraps up this week. After that, it’s all cheerful holiday specials until Syfy’s New Year’s Day Twilight Zone marathon. (They still do that, right?) If you’re looking to indulge your inner Grinch with a little horror this holiday season, it appears Netflix has us covered.The streaming service put out a teaser for their upcoming original thriller series, The OA. The promotion started with some cryptic tweets to set the tone.Have you seen death?— Netflix US (@netflix) December 12, 2016 pic.twitter.com/0mHpjjeuvQ— Netflix US (@netflix) December 12, 2016That’s not the only weird thing Netflix’s social media team has done to promote the show. The set up a SoundCloud account consisting of a text-to-speech program reading cryptic phrases. Some are creepy, like “Your children are not your children,” or “This is a dream, but you are wide awake.” Others are comical, sounding like something out of the podcast Welcome to Nightvale (e.g. “Spoiler: Everyone dies,” or “Reach for the stars. You won’t get them, but stretching is healthy.” The OA‘s official Twitter account has been using those Soundcloud files to reply to people tweeting about the show.They’ve also set up an Instagram account whose photos, when viewed together in a grid, form a massive collage. Here’s a small, but potentially revealing part of it.
‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Game of Thrones relationships get interesting, as shown with the awkward exchanges between a lovestruck Tormund Giantsbane and an unresponsive Brienne of Tarth. A YouTube video captured the duo’s bizarre conversations and it is very funny.Supercuts Delight recently posted a video compilation on its YouTube channel, which shows Tormund Giantsbane flirting with Brienne of Tarth for a good three and a half minutes. From the moment they met to the night before the “Battle of Winterfell,” Tormund Giantsbane still thinks he has a shot with Brienne of Tarth, who might have her eye on another love interest.Even though Tormund Giantsbane’s moves are alarmingly creepy, he is one of the first people to support Brienne of Tarth’s knighting ceremony in Season 8, Episode 2, which was a sweet moment for the character who has helped many individuals in Westeros. He might not be as suave as some other Irone Throne Contenders, but we have to at least give him credit for supporting Brienne of Tarth’s interests and place in a world that doesn’t acknowledge female fighters as much.Hopefully the pair will be seen more (and survive) for the rest of Game of Thrones’ last season.Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4 airs on Sunday, May 5 at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Premiere Sets New Guinness World RecordEmilia Clarke: Next ‘Game of Thrones’ Fight Will Be Bigger Than Winterfell‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 4 Preview: One Last War to Win Stay on target
Between its mind-blowing roster, finely tuned gameplay, and expanding options for modes, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch to me is by far the greatest game in the crossover fighting series. However, there’s a passionate group of maniacs who will never let go of Super Smash Bros. Melee. This GameCube classic is arguably the most technically complex game in the franchise, and as a result its competitive community has thrived even as Nintendo has tried to replace it with newer entries.Certain ignorant folks like to argue that Super Smash Bros. isn’t a fighting game. They’re wrong. And hopefully they’ll realize the error of their elitist ways after checking out this magnificent homemade Super Smash Bros. Melee arcade cabinet.This work of art can be found at the High Scores Arcade in California. And it is what it looks like, the only way to play Super Smash Bros. Melee as if it were a classic arcade fighting game. Pick up one of the four GameCube controllers and get ready wavedash all over your friends while they all just play as Fox on Final Destination.Beyond the novelty of playing Smash like this though the two cabinets just have an exquisite amount of detail thanks to Sam Bahman, the Denver artist commissioned to build them by hand. The panels are covered with retro illustrations of classic Nintendo characters that appear in the game. Little touches like LED backlighting on the Smash logo speaker grills bring the machine to life.“Smash is one of those rare multiplayer games for consoles that successfully brings the spirit of being in an arcade home” said Shawn Livernoche, co-owner of the arcade who commissioned the cabinets with wife and fellow co-owner Meg. “SSBM is a beautiful, energized Nintendo spectacle of chaos and control and it always belonged in the arcade!”So head out to High Score Arcade in Alameda or Hayward, California to play Super Smash Bros. Melee the way it was truly meant to be played. For more on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate read our review and browse our guide on every character in the game.Buy Super Smash Bros. UltimateView as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76. Read Banjo and Kazooie’s Guide Watch These Fighting Games at EVO 201911 Video Games That Should Add a Battle Royale Mode Stay on target