Kaufusi has signed for next season with the option of an additional year while Welch has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal to remain in Melbourne.The re-signing of the young props is yet another significant boost for Storm’s forward pack.Kaufusi and Welch join teammates Dale Finucane, Joe Stimson and Jesse and Kenny Bromwich as the latest big men to re-sign with Storm.Welch, 22, has played 33 games in the purple jersey including last year’s NRL Grand Final.Over the last two years his aggressive style of play has proved a real asset for Melbourne. This season has seen Kaufusi break into Craig Bellamy’s starting side.The 24-year-old Tongan international has played every minute, of every game this season, taking his opportunity in the second row with both hands.Read more at melbournestorm.com.au
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A small Greek tech firm specialising in text-to-speech messaging was acquired by Samsung last week, in a move which was hailed as proof of Greece’s status as fertile ground for investment in technology and innovation. The South Korean giant bought all shares of the small company for an undisclosed sum.Founded in 2006 by four Greek scientists and managed by Emilios Halamandaris, Innoetics developed text-to-speech technologies, which are in high demand at the moment. Hence the interest from the South Korean tech giant which is believed to be going to use the Greek company’s software in future ventures, which will help its positioning against competitors such as Apple and Google. As for Halamandaris and the Innoetics staff of seven, they are now part of the Samsung staff and will continue developing the Innoetics technology.