Climate policy is about to become a hot topic Sorry

first_imgThe warmer it gets this summer — both in terms of the temperature and Canada’s upcoming election—the more likely we are to discuss climate change, and policy intended to combat it. In very broad strokes, the campaign angles are these: One side thinks that running against a Carbon Tax might be a winning message, while the other side wants to ‘put a price on pollution’. They’re not the only options, however.But in terms of how likely the eventual winner is to make a difference in our fight to keep the Earth from irreversible damage, how much does it actually matter who you vote for? Is any party even close to proposing what it would take to make a serious dent in the challenges we face? What would it really take for government policy to come in line with the consensus of the scientific community? What would a climate change approach based in real data look like, one aimed at making the kind of difference the smart people who are getting really freaked out would approve of?GUEST: Mike De Souza, Managing Editor, National ObserverAudio Playerhttp://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs_03272019.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.last_img read more

Security Council calls for multilateral action to address challenges in the Sahel

In a press statement issued this afternoon, the Council members underlined the need for a solution that encompasses security, development and humanitarian issues. The remarks follow a briefing last week by Under Secretary-General Lynn Pascoe on the impact of the Libyan crisis in the region. In his briefing, Mr. Pascoe stressed that most of the challenges in the region pre-dated the Libyan conflict.The Council expressed its support for a collaborative approach that consists of cooperation among the Sahel and Maghreb States, the African Union (AU), European Union (EU), the United Nations system, and other relevant stakeholders.The Security Council also expressed its interest in following up with efforts to address the situation with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and stated that they would continue to monitor developments in the region. 31 January 2012The Security Council today called for a coordinated and inclusive approach to ensure a solution to the problems facing the Sahel region, which include an ongoing humanitarian crisis, lack of socio-economic development, insecurity and the threat of terrorism. read more

Aboriginal award recipients studying to improve their communities

When Josh Manitowabi looked at his nephew’s textbook a few years ago and realized it had the same outdated Indigenous history as his textbooks from three decades earlier, he knew something had to change.Manitowabi, an Anishinaabe from the Wikwemikong First Nations on Manitoulin Island, has been a sponge for all things Indigenous history his whole life, so he decided to turn his hobby into a career in the hopes of improving what’s taught about the subject in Canadian schools.Members of the Brock community gathered on Monday, April 9 to raise the Two Row Wampum flag to the top of the University’s newly installed fifth flagpole. From left, Cleveland Thomas, Renson Hill and Cameron Hill Sr. perform an honour song, while Cultural Advisor, Carol Jacobs, Elder-in-Residence, Michèle-Elise Burnett and Vice-President Administration, Brian Hutchings hold the Two Row Wampum flag.Jessica Bomberry, a member of the Six Nations of the Grand River, realized she could help her community by using her economic skills to help forge a path to economic growth in order to sustain and grow the population.On Monday, April 9, Manitowabi, a Brock PhD in Humanities student and Bomberry, who recently completed her undergrad degree in Applied Economic Analysis, were named the 2018 recipients of the Aboriginal Achievement Awards.The event was part of a day-long celebration of Indigenous recognition, which included both the 17th annual Aboriginal Achievement Awards, as well as the inaugural flag raising at a new flag pole in front of Schmon Tower that will be dedicated to hosting Indigenous flags from across the country.For Sandra Wong, Aboriginal Academic Support Program Co-ordinator for Brock’s Aboriginal Student Services, the awards are a way to recognize Brock students who are working to make the future better for their communities.“It’s important our students see themselves in this education process,” Wong said. “We want to highlight these students so that other people can see this and be shown that students can be role models and mentors for future Aboriginal peoples to come.”Manitowabi’s Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD research is connecting “sociological, philosophical and anthropological, along with ethno-historical views of Indigenous peoples.”“When more Indigenous knowledge and culture is added to the Canadian school curriculum, it will enhance understanding and relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students,” he said. “It will also teach an Indigenous perspective to Indigenous youth, who often feel alienated by not seeing their history taught within a framework relevant to them.”When accepting his award, Manitowabi said “I can’t change the world, but I can provide a small piece of the puzzle.”“If we’re going to move toward reconciliation in Canada and teach non-Indigenous people about our history and perspective, it’s like a big jigsaw puzzle and everyone has to put their piece into that puzzle,” he said. “I think the education system for high schools and even younger is the best place to start to educate non-Indigenous about where we come from and what our struggles are.”After graduating from Brock in June, Bomberry plans to continue her education with a master’s in economic policy or development. She said she was motivated to pursue her post-secondary education after witnessing first-hand how economic challenges have impacted her community.Cameron Hill Sr., Renson Hill and Cleveland Thomas sing during the Aboriginal Achievement Awards.“I chose this path in order to give myself a better chance to create a positive impact on the Indigenous community,” she said. “We all need to come together to make change.”After the awards ceremony Monday, the focus turned to the cluster of flag poles in front of Schmon Tower, where the new pole dedicated to Indigenous flags now lives.The first flag, the Two Row Wampum, was selected because it symbolizes two vessels travelling down the same river together, a reference to the relationship between the University and the Indigenous community.Moving forward, flags will be changed once a month with the goal of seeing many Indigenous communities represented.The idea originated with Vice-President, Administration Brian Hutchings, who called the initiative a team effort.“I think it will help us in many ways at Brock University to recognize our lands and the people who are studying here.”Wong called the flag a “positive direction” for the University to be moving in.“This flag is a learning tool. I’m very pleased that this is another step toward Indigenizing our University,” she said.From left: Amy Elder, Director of the Student Success Centre; Anna Lathrop, Vice-Provost, Teaching, Learning & Student Success; Brock students Josh Manitowabi and Jessica Bomberry; Carol Jacobs, Elder-in-Residence; Sandra Wong, Aboriginal Academic Program Support Co-ordinator; and Brian Hutchings, Vice-President, Administration.The recipients of the Aboriginal Achievement Awards with staff from Aboriginal Student Services. read more

Roll up the Rim contest returns

by Mike Tarasko Posted Feb 1, 2017 7:04 am MDT SOURCE Tim Hortons AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Roll up the Rim contest returns It’s back.Tim Hortons is once again offering coffee drinkers the chance to win one of millions of prizes with ‘Roll up the Rim’.This year’s prize offerings include pre-paid VISA gift cards, LG 4K 55-inch TVs, and 40 Honda Civics.You can also ‘Roll up the Rim’ at home by entering a code from your Tim Hortons receipt on the company’s website.The contest runs until April 14, or while quantities of the roll-up cups last. read more

Geno Smith Shines at West Virginia Pro Day

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith shined by completing 60-of-64 throws at his pro day in front of NFL scouts Thursday in Morgantown, West Virginia.Smith, who is considered to be one the best quarterback prospects in the 2013 draft, got off to slow start. He threw a 40-yard pass that had a lot of air under the ball and as the receiver turned to catch the ball, it got entrapped by a net hanging from the ceiling.“That net’s the best defender in the building,” Smith said jokingly after the workout to reporters.Smith, who threw for 4,205 yards and led the nation with 42 touchdown passes in 2012, also had two passes dropped and he overthrew two receivers, but managed to stay composed and have an impressive performance for the rest of the pro day.“Overall, I’ve had a fun time with this,” Smith said. “I guess we’ll see on draft day where that goes.”Smith just participated in last month’s NFL scouting combine, where he was limited to about 10-to-15 throws. One dimension that Smith displayed to scouts on Thursday  was the ability to take snaps under center since he primarily worked out of a shotgun formation during his collegiate career with the Mountaineers. This allowed him to show his footwork, move around the pocket and throw to all areas of the field.“It was a lot easier than the combine,” Smith said. “For one, I wasn’t up for three days straight before doing this. I was able to get some rest just being back in Morgantown, which is my comfortable environment, and feeling good.”Smith has former Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke to thank for putting together a powerful workout that highlighted his skill set. Weinke is now the director of the IMG Football Academy in Bradenton, Fla.There were 29 NFL teams in attendance to take a look at Smith, but they also got a chance to look at wide receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. Austin and Smith did not participate in the agility drills that were organized at the pro day.The 5-foot-8 Smith ran 4.34 seconds in the 40-yard dash at last month’s NFL scouting combine, which was tied for the second-fastest time. He set the West Virginia school record with 2,910 all-purpose yards and ranked second nationally. Bailey led the nation with 25 TD receptions and was third with 1,622 receiving yards.But Austin’s main goal was to show scouts that his size will not be a detriment in the NFL. Austin and Bailey will have a private workout with the Panthers on Friday.After working out, Smith met with representatives from the Jacksonville Jaguars and said that he plans to visit at least another dozen NFL teams before the draft in April. He has a March 22 meeting with the Buffalo Bills and held a private workout with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this week.“I do believe I have a good skill set,” Smith said. “The main thing they want to see is how I react in the classroom.”It remains uncertain where Smith will land, but many analysts for now predict him as the only lottery quarterback, which could change within the next month. read more

KD And Kyrie Were The Final Pieces Of Brooklyns Brilliant Rebuild

NBA free agency started with a bang Sunday afternoon, when news emerged that superstar Kevin Durant would be leaving the Golden State Warriors to sign a four-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets. The move comes days after it became clear that fellow star Kyrie Irving would be ditching the Boston Celtics to sign with Brooklyn, which just reached the playoffs for the first time since 2015.The agreements mark an enormous shift for the Nets, a franchise that was in the doldrums for years after being on the losing end of what many, in hindsight, called one of the worst trades in NBA history. And perhaps more important on a macro level, the Durant deal decreases the likelihood of the Warriors — who figured to be hobbled this coming season regardless — remaining as dominant as they once were. There’s a good chance the league could be wide open this coming season — and beyond, perhaps, if Kawhi Leonard doesn’t decide to sign with the Lakers.Yet it’s still difficult to size up what, exactly, this move means for the Nets in the immediate future because of the prognosis for Durant, who may not play at all this coming season after rupturing his Achilles during Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Achilles injuries are often devastating for NBA players, and we simply don’t know how the 30-year-old Durant, a near 7-footer with a skill set we’ve never seen, recovers from his. But even if Durant isn’t the force he once was when he returns, this signing puts the Nets in a conversation for a title they likely would not have been in otherwise.Irving figures to be a better and more consistent player than D’Angelo Russell. But his presence alone (or with players like DeAndre Jordan and Garrett Temple, who are also likely to sign with the Nets, per reports) likely won’t be enough to make Brooklyn the favorites to win the East in 2020 — not unless Kawhi Leonard leaves Toronto (which is a possibility), Jimmy Butler leaves Philadelphia (another possibility), and the 60-win, Giannis Antetokounmpo-led Milwaukee Bucks somehow take a considerable step back. Durant coming back before the end of the season might give Brooklyn that chance, but given what just happened earlier this month, that risk doesn’t really seem worth it for either side.Once he is healthy and ready to play, though, look out. The Nets had already developed a nearly ideal canvas for star players like Irving and Durant to add their creative paint to. Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie both had moments in which they shone during the team’s first-round loss to Philadelphia. Joe Harris was not only the 3-point champion at All-Star weekend but also led the NBA in 3-point percentage, at 47 percent. While Jarrett Allen is undersized as a center, he’s shown a fearlessness that bodes well at the rim, and Brooklyn found creative ways to maximize his talent there, by using sets that were essentially one-man zone schemes. The club once found itself on the receiving end of more missed calls than any other NBA team in clutch scenarios, but now has bonafide stars who figure to get the benefit of the doubt in late-game spots.Irving and Durant join a team that’s been praised for its strategy, both from a front-office standpoint and on the court. Without all the draft picks they sent away in that fateful deal for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, Nets general manager Sean Marks gambled on solid young players who were discarded by their original franchises. Some, like Dinwiddie, were simply found in free agency. Others came over in trades, when opposing clubs decided they wanted to dump talent to free up cap space or to lower their luxury-tax bills. Brooklyn saw this as an opportunity to rummage for potential treasure, while also collecting future picks to make up for the ones it lost in the Celtics deal.On the court, the strategy was just as wise. Under coach Kenny Atkinson, the Nets began utilizing a Moreyball-style shot chart, prioritizing looks around the rim and from deep, while largely eschewing midrange jumpers. On defense, they have done the exact opposite, luring opponents into some of the most inefficient shots in the game. It all played a big part in making the Nets competitive again and building them into a playoff team. And for all the talk surrounding the possibility of Durant and Irving joining the Knicks, this was one area in which they simply couldn’t compete with their rivals across the East River.But the Nets have added the finishing touches on what, until now, was simply a strong base.Brooklyn just pulled off whatever a four-year-long episode of “Fixer Upper” would look like. The Nets took a house that essentially no one would have wanted, tore it down to the studs, and now, with Irving and Durant, could be the hottest ticket in town. They were last in attendance in 2018-19, but that — and perhaps the NBA landscape as a whole — figures to change. That’s the power of signing a player like Kevin Durant, even if he doesn’t return quite as dominant as he was prior to the Achilles injury. read more

Partizan Belgrade signs experienced goalkeeper

HC PartizanHC Partizan BeogradPartizan handball A new Champions League’s team, Partizan Belgrade, finally solve the problem of second goalkeeper. Experienced, Dejan Vasic (35), who won Serbian Champions title with HC Kolubara two years ago, signs contract for the current season. Vasic played for many Serbian teams, but also some period spent in Italy.Partizan will play in Group D of the Champions League with Montpellier, THW Kiel, AG Copenhagen, Pick Szeged and Ademar Leon. ← Previous Story TOP 10 Women’s transfers of Summer 2011: Gyori’s duo ready to conquer Europe? Next Story → SEHA survived – Partizan replaced by Metaloplastika read more

Out of 10 How Ireland rated in this evenings Six Nations victory

first_imgIRELAND SECURED THE 2014 Six Nations with a thrilling victory over the French in Paris this evening.Here’s how we felt Joe Schmidt’s men performed during their 22-20 win at the Stade de France.Rob Kearney – 8After losing his first aerial battle, superbly took a French garryowen in the 12th minute. Did well to keep the ball in play in the the 16th, while had another excellent catch just after Trimble’s try. Lost out to Huget for the tap-down to Dulin, but was scrambling to make up ground.Fine clearing kick in a time of need with France attacking in the 45th minute and showed huge composure throughout, even after taking a thumping hit from Bastareaud in the second half. His late garryowen nearly cost Ireland but this was a quality performance.Andrew Trimble – 9As strong as ever under the French re-starts in the opening half, and popped up in midfield to carry on occasion. Ran a perfect trailing line from deep for his try to put himself exactly where Murray expected to find him.Worked tirelessly on kick chase as he always does, and has developed into one of Ireland’s key players thanks to his sheer determination. An absolute rock for Joe Schmidt’s side.Brian O’Driscoll – 9His direct carry opened the door for Trimble’s try, getting Ireland over the gainline and providing quick ball. Powerful hit on Huget to start his defensive shift, and tackled well in some numbers-down situations. Poor pass to Trimble off his left hand in the 33rd minute, but then almost released Rob Kearney with a pop inside just phases later.Almost got in for a try just before Sexton went over for his second, taking a nice line off Trimble despite receiving the pass too early. Constantly dealt with bigger men in contact.  A classy performance to sign off in Ireland colours. Source: James Crombie/INPHOGordon D’Arcy – 7Missed a one-on-one tackle on Bastareaud to begin his game, then was bounced off by Fickou minutes later, allowing the French to build momentum. Made one good tackle on the former in the 28th minute, but struggled in contact at times against the heavy French tacklers.Released his pass excellently in the build-up to Sexton’s second try, but then had a poor grubber kick after 53 minutes. Deserves credit for growing into his defensive shift against the explosive French centres.Dave Kearney – 8Made a scampering half-break from Sexton’s inside pass in the 11th minute and rounded Huget to show his pace later in the half. Competed in the air with intent, not always reclaiming the ball but always getting off the ground.Like Trimble, he is all about work rate. Hit rucks with aggression, scampered back to cover French half-breaks and communicated with his fellow back three players superbly.Jonny Sexton – 7Took the ball to the gainline threateningly with Ireland’s first few possessions, slipping inside passes to trail runners and nudging grubber kicks down the left-hand side. Some of his tactical kicking was inaccurate though, while his place kicking in the first half was poor. Seems to have a mental issue when kicking from the right of the posts.Chipped away attacking possession just after half time to allow France to counter. Took both of his tries well and had one particularly excellent clear-out as Heaslip got isolated in the 50th minute. His 52nd minute penalty was enjoyable to watch. Brave hit on Bastareaud in the 68th minute and looked to be knocked out in the process.Conor Murray – 9The attacking chief for Ireland for much of the game, providing clean service from the base of the ruck and also using his own power to carry. Set up Trimble superbly, timing his pass into that barely visible space to perfection.No huge hits in defence, but his constant physicality helped Ireland to cope with the rapid French attack as other scrum-halves might not have. Perfect box kick in the 48th minute resulted in a Picamoles’ knock-on. Lovely snipe down the left in the 55th minute before hitting Dave Kearney.Cian Healy – 8 Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOHad an early knock-on from a testing Sexton inside pass, but excelled against Nicolas Mas in the early scrum exchanges. Like Heaslip, he was a willing ball carrier but took his time to start bursting over the gainline.Perhaps lucky to escape a yellow card during the phase play preceding Swarzewski’s try as he came over the top of a ruck dangerously. Replaced by McGrath after a heavy workload.Rory Best – 8As aggressive as ever at the breakdown, looking to get his hands on the ball or counter-ruck. Didn’t come up with steals, but that competition impeded the French. Made lots of the scrappy tackles around the fringes as is his habit.Part of an Irish front row that largely did well against their French counterparts until that 70th minute penalty concession that almost allowed Doussain to give les Bleus the lead.Mike Ross – 8His major job is to scrummage and he did that wonderfully in the first half, winning penalties in the 11th and 39th minutes from the frustrated Thomas Domingo. Completed his tackles without winning too many collisions, but knocked on inside Ireland’s half in the 44th minute.His efforts in helping the Irish scrum to thrive see him scoring high.Devin Toner – 8Had a relatively quiet first half by his own standards in this Six Nations, but did what was needed in terms of chipping in with carries and tackles. Technically, still looks awkward at times but his effectiveness is now beyond question.His fitness has been inspirational too as he carried his hefty frame around for another full 80-minute shift.Paul O’Connell – 8 Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOConsistently offered himself up to carry the ball and take some of France’s biggest hits, although slipped off a tackle on Picamoles in the opening exchanges.Brilliant penalty turnover in the 43rd minute with France looking very threatening. As ever, his work rate was absolutely world-class and he did his best to challenge some of Steve Walsh’s refereeing. A genuinely brilliant leader.Peter O’Mahony – 7Needed a big play to get him into the game, but just couldn’t find it in the first half. Provided Ireland with an excellent option at the back of the line-out though and made some of the less notable tackles around the fringes.Added a handful more carries before being replaced by Henderson, as well as finishing with a 100% tackle completion rate. Solid outing but didn’t quite hit the lofty standards he set for himself against Wales and Scotland.Chris Henry – 9Sublime flick out of the back of the hand for Sexton’s try after carrying strongly during the preceding phase play. Passed well from the back of the decoy mauls too, releasing Murray on his attacking arc. Conceded a penalty to allow France go 3-0 up early on, although he will have felt Walsh’s decision was harsh.Bumped off by the powerful Bastareaud close to Ireland’s line with 20 minutes left, but instantly recovered his defensive bearings to get back to his feet. His development as an international player has been a real strength for Ireland this season.Jamie Heaslip – 8As busy as ever in getting around the pitch, but struggled to make yardage with many of his carries in the first 40 minutes, coming out second best against the likes of Picamples and Chouly. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOLoose pass in the 44th minute put Ireland under real pressure, but grew into the second half and continued to take attacking responsibility. Important at the maul and played his part at the line-out too.Replacements:Sean Cronin – 6Didn’t manage to get his hands on the ball to show his pace and power, butJack McGrath – 7Carried close in to the ruck on one occasion and managed to get through six tackles.Martin Moore – 7Brilliantly powerful hit on Flanquart in the 75th minute, smashing the Stade Français lock backwards to strip France of momentum.Iain Henderson – 7Bounded around the pitch with energy, exactly what Ireland needed to finish out the game, even if his individual contributions were not decisive. Will have been disappointed to get turned over in the 78th minute. Huge man and ball tackle on Chouly in the last minute to save the lost scrum.Jordi Murphy – not usedEoin Reddan – 7Like Henderson, his energy was as important as anything he did. Passed snappily and was clearly vocal in organising Ireland’s defence.Ian Madigan – 7Great touch-finder in the 74th minute and spent large parts of the closing stages covering deep for Ireland. Had one darting run in attack too, making a few valuable metres.Fergus McFadden – 7As ever, a willing and hard-working ball-carrier, putting the head down and scraping out yards late on.We’re sure you disagree with some of the ratings above, so let us know how you would have marked the players and why…Anscombe hails return of bubbly Ferris but admits Pienaar’s shoulder ‘dodgy’Winning a World Cup with BOD in 1998 and watching him soar ever sincelast_img read more

Georges Charpak pourquoi la science lui dit merci

first_imgGeorges Charpak : pourquoi la science lui dit merciGeorges Charpak est mort la nuit dernière à l’âge de 86 ans. Maxisciences revient sur la vie et l’œuvre de ce physicien, qui fut prix Nobel de physique en 1992.Georges Charpak avait connu la consécration grâce à sa chambre proportionnelle multifilaire, ou plus simplement, chambre à fils, qu’il avait inventée en 1968. Ce détecteur de particules ionisées est une chambre remplie d’un gaz noble comme l’argon, contenant des grilles sous tension composées de multiples fils disposés en parallèle. Facilitant l’avancée de la recherche dans le domaine de la physique des particules, elle remplacera rapidement les anciens détecteurs à bulles ou à étincelles. Cette invention vaudra d’ailleurs à Georges Charpak le prix Nobel de physique en 1992.Né en Pologne, cet éminent physicien était arrivé en France à l’âge de 7 ans. Résistant durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il est arrêté en 1943 et passe un an au camp de concentration de Dachau en Allemagne. Naturalisé français en 1946, il est diplômé de l’École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris en 1947. Un an plus tard il rejoint l’équipe du CNRS au côté de Frédéric Joliot-Curie, avec qui il travaille au laboratoire de physique nucléaire du Collège de France. En 1959, il devient maître de recherche au CNRS et rejoint l’organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire (Cern), où il exercera son métier de physicien entre 1963 et 1989.À lire aussiMatière, antimatière et Nobel de physiqueOutre le Nobel, de nombreux prix et distinctions jalonnent sa carrière, notamment son élection comme membre de l’Académie des sciences en 1985. Les travaux de ce scientifique ont été nombreux dans le domaine de la physique nucléaire et de la physique des particules de haute énergie : mesure de l’anomalie du moment magnétique du muon, étude des couches nucléaires profondes à l’aide de pions positifs, canalisation des particules de haute énergie dans les cristaux, invention et développement de détecteurs de particules : chambres à étincelles, chambres à fils proportionnelles et chambres à dérive, invention de détecteurs de rayons X en cristallographie, etc.Dans les laboratoires comme sur les bancs de l’école, ses travaux auront fait avancer la science puisqu’avec l’association La main à la pâte, créée en 1996 avec Pierre Léna et Yves Quéré, Georges Charpak a également œuvré à la rénovation de l’enseignement des sciences dans les écoles primaires et maternelles françaises. Le 30 septembre 2010 à 15:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

DEC Coast Guard Respond To Statter Harbor Oil Spill

first_imgState environmental officials and the U.S. Coast Guard are investigating an oil spill at Statter Harbor in Juneau’s Auke Bay.Download AudioSarah Moore is a spill prevention coordinator with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. She says people first noticed a rainbow sheen and heavy, black oil in the harbor sometime Sunday.“It looks to be some kind of a used motor oil is our best guess at (this) time, and we’re still trying to identify the source,” she says.The Coast Guard notified DEC of the spill after receiving a report around 7:30 last night. By the time officials arrived, Moore says it was too dark to start cleanup.She says the sheen was originally estimated at 500 feet by 1,000 feet in size, but it’s hard to tell how much oil spilled. By this morning, she says the heavier oil was mostly collected in the corners of the floats in Statter Harbor.Moore says a variety of tools are being deployed to soak up the spill.“We have the sorbent material, which is referred to often as diapers. And it’s that white, thick material that collects just the oil and not water, and so we’ve been using that in a lot of the corners,” Moore says. “We’ve also been using something that’s called snare, which looks a lot like a high school cheerleader’s pompom… And then we’ve also been using just some regular containment boom to keep it in as small an area as possible.”Moore says the oil most likely came from a vessel. DEC and the Coast Guard are investigating the exact cause.She says there have been no reports of impacts to wildlife.last_img read more

MLAs launch TRS membership drive

first_imgAS Rao Nagar: MLA Bethi Subhash Reddy along with local corporator Pavani Reddy launched TRS membership drive at Jai Jawan Colony on Wednesday.He said those who take membership will be provided with insurance facility. He called upon the party activists to strive for the development of the party. Uppal constituency in charge Chandrasekhar Reddy, former corporator Kotha Rama Rao, Kapra TRS president B Balaraju and others were present. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Bagh Amberpet: TRS membership drive was held here on Wednesday. MLA Kaleru Venkatesh said people were voluntarily joining the party witnessing the development in the state. He lauded Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for implementing several welfare schemes. He expressed happiness for people in large numbers taking membership. Amberpet in charge Bandari Lakshma Reddy and Talasani Sai Kiran Yadav also spoke on the occasion. Sri Ramulu Mudhiraj, Krishna Goud, Bhaskar Goud, Arunkumar Reddy, Arke Babu, Narasimha Reddy, Pakachander, Krishna, Yadagiri and others were present.last_img read more

Biswa Ijtema begins

first_imgProthom Alo file photoThe first phase of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, begins on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi today, Friday, reports news agency UNB.Thousands of Muslim devotees from 16 districts of the country have already thronged the venue to take part in the religious congregation. Devotees from 135 countries will also participate in the Ijtema.The opposition to the participation of top Indian scholar of Tabligh Jamaat Maulana Saad Kandhalvi in the Ijtema by Hefajat-e-Islam Bangladesh had created a crisis over the congregation.However, the dispute was settled following a government intervention. It was decided at a meeting at the Home Ministry on Thursday that Saad Kandhalvi will not join the Ijtema.After the meeting with the Sura members of Bangladesh Tabligh Jamaat and five members of ‘Alem Advisory Committee’ at his ministry, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan announced the decision.”The two feuding groups reached an understanding that Saad Kandhalvi won’t attend the Ijtema. He’ll go back to India at his convenient time. He’ll stay at Kakrail Mosque until his departure,” he said.A large number of Tabligh Jamaat men put barricade on Airport Road intersection from 12:00pm to 4:30 pm on Wednesday protesting the arrival of the Indian Tabligh Jamaat scholar to take part in the Biswa Ijtema following his controversial comments about religious issues, creating huge tailbacks in the area.The first phase of 53rd Biswa Ijtema will end on Sunday with the Akheri Munajat.Police have taken a five-tier security measure for the Biswa Ijtema to ensure overall security.Besides, special measures have been taken to ease the traffic system which will come into effect from the first days of the two phases’ congregation.At a press briefing on Thursday, Harun-or-Rashid, superintendent of Gazipur police, said around 7,000 police members will remain deployed to ensure security of the Ijtema devotees.Around 50 CCTVs have been installed to monitor the Ijtema ground and the adjoining areas, he said.Bangladesh Railway (BR) has made arrangements to operate special trains on different routes of the country to facilitate the movement of Muslim devotees of the Biswa Ijtema.The second phase of Ijtema will be held from 19 to 21 January.last_img read more

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first_imgFirefox 67 will display a profile icon in the main toolbar by default by Martin Brinkmann on April 17, 2019 in Firefox – 23 commentsThe next stable Firefox version, Firefox 67, will display a profile icon in the main toolbar to make Firefox Account features more accessible and discoverable in the web browser.Firefox can be used without an account and that won’t change; Firefox Accounts are needed to enable sync functionality in the browser and that is without doubt the main functionality right now. Mozilla started to use Firefox Accounts for other web services such as Firefox Monitor, Firefox Send, or Lockbox recently, and there is an option to use a “send tabs” feature to send open tabs to another device.Mozilla ran a Shield Study recently to find out how it could improve the discoverability of the Firefox Account feature. The Shield study ran for 28 days; Firefox displayed an account icon in the main toolbar during the study and this resulted in an 8% increase in sign-ins to Firefox Accounts.Users who participated in the study were asked to fill out a survey. 45% of users liked the profile icon (avatar), another 45% were indifferent to it, and 10% disliked it.Mozilla decided to go ahead and implement a profile icon natively in Firefox to improve Firefox Account discoverability and use.Firefox 67: Profile IconThe profile icon is already visible in Firefox and Nightly versions at the time of writing. It will launch with Firefox 67 in the coming month in the Stable channel. Firefox 67 is scheduled for a May 14, 2019 release.The icon is displayed by default, even to users who are not signed in to a Firefox Account at the time. A click on the icon displays several options that depend on your sign-in status.If you are signed in, you get the following options:Send Tab to another device.Show Synced Tabs.View Synced Tabs Sidebar.Connect Another device.Manage Account.Sync Settings.Sync Now.Note that Firefox does not display options to sign-out of the account using the menu. You need to click on “Sync Settings” to get an option to sign-out of the account.The options are self-explanatory for the most part. Selecting “connect another device” displays an option to send “Firefox” to a mobile device to add it to the main Firefox Account.Managing the Profile Icon in FirefoxThe profile icon is delivered in a non-fixed status. Means: Firefox users may move it or remove it from the browser’s toolbar just like many of the other icons; this is a fundamental difference to Chrome’s profile icon which users cannot remove or move.Just right-click on the icon and select  “Remove from Toolbar” to remove the icon and hide it. Select “customize” instead if you want to move it to another location. Use drag and drop operations to move it to another place in the user interface after the customize selection.Closing WordsSigning in to a Firefox Account is useful if you use multiple versions of Firefox on the same device or multiple devices, and want to sync data between them. It can also be useful as a backup of data that is stored in encrypted form in the cloud.Mozilla does the right thing by allowing users to remove it or move it; those who don’t use Firefox Account functionality can remove it once and be done with it.Now You: Do you use Firefox’s Account feature?SummaryArticle NameFirefox 67 will display a profile icon in the main toolbar by defaultDescriptionThe next stable Firefox version, Firefox 67, will display a profile icon in the main toolbar to make Firefox Account features more accessible and discoverable in the web browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Blood Crisis Donate your precious blood this month

first_imgAre you looking to do a good deed? Then look no further than the ‘Bleed for Mandela Day’ on July 18.“The situation is critical. We are therefore appealing to residents of KwaZulu-Natal – active donors, potential donors and lapsed donors – to help bolster the regional blood stock,” says SANBS regional marketing manager Sifiso Khoza.Also read: New nurse in Ladysmith wants your bloodAlso read: 335 blood donations and Mr Sid Cito is not done yetIf you donate blood at the ‘Big Bleed’, you will receive a limited edition gift. Remember that your blood saves lives!Ladysmith resident Bongani Ntshingila donated his 17th pint of blood at the Ladysmith Blood Donor Clinic on Tuesday afternoon.He told the Ladysmith Gazette that he is determined to save as many lives as he can with his blood.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

FIA conspiracy Former culture minister blames plot for festival failure

first_imgIn testimony Thursday before aLegislative Assembly commission, Costa Rica’s former Culture Minister Elizabeth Fonseca downplayed the colossal failure of this year’s International Arts Festival, or FIA, saying, “this whole situation has been exaggerated; the gravity of what happened was blown out of proportion.”At the hearing before the Assembly’s Public Spending and Revenue Oversight Commission, Fonseca mostly reiterated what she had previously stated in a report submitted to President Luis Guillermo Solís earlier this month. Inti Picado, the former director of the ministry’s Center for Arts and Cultural Production (CPAC),  and Presidency Vice Minister Ana Gabriel Zúñiga also testified.Fonseca also accused unnamed adversaries of staging a “plot” to sabotage the festival, beginning in 2014.“The festival faced problems from day zero,” she said.Fonseca claimed to have discovered several irregularities in the organization of last year’s FIA. She told lawmakers she had received part of an investigation of FIA 2014 from employees of former Social Christian Unity Party legislator Wálter Céspedes. Among the irregularities Céspedes’ investigation uncovered, she said, were duplicate invoices from companies providing various services during the 2014 edition of the festival.Fonseca again blamed Vice Minister Zúñiga for giving the order to continue this year’s festival despite seemingly insurmountable setbacks.Zúñiga arrived at the hearing accompanied by Communications Minister Mauricio Herrera and several officials from Casa Presidencial’s press office. She read a written statement denying having given any orders to continue or suspend the festival. She also denied having any conversations about it with Fonseca.“There was never any direct communication between Minister Fonseca and me regarding FIA’s organization,” she said.Inti Picado, who was fired by Fonseca the day before she submitted her resignation, said he recommended on three separate occasions that the festival be postponed, but Fonseca ignored those requests, he claimed.Following the testimony lawmakers agreed to further investigate the fiasco and ordered a second hearing next week. Fonseca was ordered to appear again, along with former vice ministers Alfredo Chavarría and Luis Carlos Amador, the ministry’s Financial Manager Guadalupe Gutiérrez, and Legal Department Director Orietta González.Recommended: How Costa Rica’s 2015 International Arts Festival flopped Facebook Comments Related posts:Lawmakers to probe Culture Minister about International Arts Festival fiasco Costa Rica’s culture minister sacked over failed international arts festival Ousted culture minister blames subordinates for arts festival woes FIAsco continues: Culture Ministry cancels rescheduled international concertslast_img read more

Carfree Sundays on Paseo Colón nine blocks of fun and fresh air

first_imgRelated posts:‘Urban Sketchers’ draw San José Don’t like public urination? There’s pee-proof paint for that Costa Rican capital hit by heavy rains, flash floods Barrio Amón unveils daylong cultural festival Summer Sundays are days for leisure, for friends and family, and for fun. The Municipality of San José’s Committee on Sports and Recreation and the Ministry of Public Health have teamed up for just that purpose: to give you a healthy share of fun, free from even a whiff of car exhaust.The Tico Times paid a visit to a recent edition of the “Exhaust-Free Sundays,” during which nine blocks of Paseo Colón are closed to vehicular traffic, and activities are set up for all ages and abilities. The idea is to bring folks outdoors to have a good time without risks or breaking the budget. All activities are free, and municipal police are around to solve any problems that arise. (Tomorrow’s event, Feb. 28, is the last one for a while, so this is a perfect time to check it out.)One whole block is for skating, with a rope barrier down the center that leaves plenty of room for all, experts and beginners. Skates are available to rent in all sizes, in-line or four-wheelers. (Socks are required.) For a less invigorating way to pass the time, there are games like giant checkers, tic-tac-toe and pick up sticks set out on the street.Or up the ante on a mechanical bull; you can ask the young man running it to make it rough and tumble or a bit soft. Ever tried a hula hoop? Let the professionals show you how. Try a little volleyball – you don’t need a whole team, just start volleying – or play some street soccer. The liveliest activity of all at the Feb. 21 event was Zumba: about 50 men and women were at it all day, some really into it and others at a moderate level. Some took time out for their water bottles.For the very brave, there is a canopy that spans one whole block. Just climbing up the metal stairway to the cable can set some hearts leaping, but when even five-year-olds do it, it can’t be too dangerous.Big plastic inflatable structures aren’t just for kids, although they seem to take them over. Some are water slides, so expect to get wet. Some wobble so much you traverse them on your knees. Gleeful shrieks, laughing and smiling faces show what fun they are. There are rock climbing challenges and trampoline, and for the littlest tots there are puppet shows and clowns with balloons.Information booths allow visitors to take a seat for a while and learn about healthy eating and fresh, smoke-free air.For those whose best activity is watching, there are displays of martial arts, gymnastics and hip-hop fusion dancing. Skateboard cowboys have a block to themselves to show off their skills on ramps and railings. The street fills with bikes and baby strollers, families and friends. Teenage volunteers are everywhere, helping and encouraging.These festivals, sponsored by the San José and the Ministry of Health, are free and open to all, including tomorrow, Feb. 28. Organizers are not holding any events during the month of March, but mark your calendars for their return: April 10, 17, and 24, and May 15, 22, and 29. The festivities take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Melbourne breaks records lives up to name

first_imgSource = ETB News: L.B. “This success is largely due to the fact that Melbourne will be the first city in the world to host three of the largest and most prestigious health-related conferences in the space of a year,” Ms Bolinger said. Furthermore, the World Congress of Cardiology will see 9,000 delegates come to Melbourne this May, followed by more than 14,000 delegates in July for the 20th International AIDS Conference. By 2020, the value of business events to the Australian economy will rise to AUD $31 billion. As the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) wrapped up for yet another year in Melbourne yesterday, the city is now halfway through its two most successful years on record of hosting international conferences, well and truly living up to its status as Austrasia’s leading meetings and conference destination. Speaking at AIME this week, Melbourne Convention Bureau chief executive officer Karen Bolinger said that in 2013 and 2014, the number of events choosing Melbourne as their host city had risen by 37 percent, delegate numbers grew by more than 50 percent and the economic profit increased by over a third compared to 2011 and 2012. “In addition to our conference facilities and connections with government and suppliers, international associations are attracted to Melbourne because of our world-leading knowledge centres and the brain power they harbour, providing conference organisers with the opportunity to collaborate with our researchers and academics to create rich content and attract preeminent speakers to drive delegate attendance.” With almost 40 percent of conferences from the medical or health industry, Melbourne is the nation’s knowledge centre, offering delegates world-leading facilities, exposure to innovation and access to a high level of key note speakers. “As most major international conferences are held every two years at a minimum and are on a regional rotation with hundreds of cities to choose from, it is very unlikely that any other city in the world will ever be able to emulate this feat.” In December 2013, Melbourne hosted the largest medical Congress in the country, the 22nd World Diabetes Congress, welcoming over 10,000 delegates and contributing around AUD $63 million to the state’s economy. By the end of this year, Melbourne will have hosted 70 international conferences, bringing in more than 85,000 delegates and generating almost AUD $420 million into the state’s economy.last_img read more

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Samantha Power said on ABC’s "This Week" that the latest events in Ukraine bore "the telltale signs of Moscow’s involvement""The president has made clear that depending on Russian behavior sectoral sanctions in energy banking mining could be on the table and there’s a lot in between" Power said"I think we’ve seen that the sanctions can bite and if actions like the kind we’ve seen over the last few days continue you’re going to see a ramping up of those sanctions"Power said sanctions already imposed by Washington have had an impact: the Russian ruble has fallen to an all-time low the country’s stock market has depreciated by 20 percent and investors are fleeing the countryBut beyond declines in the ruble and Russian indexes the impact has been modest Most of those on the US and EU sanctions list are not known to have extensive business interestsOne of those who does is billionaire oil and gas trader Gennady Timchenko He told Russian television on Saturday his inclusion on the US sanctions list had caused minor problems mainly because some European banks had become wary of carrying out transactions with any entities linked to himBut he said for him personally being on the list was "quite an honorA new round of US sanctions against Russia is likely to target influential people or firms in its business sectors such as energy engineering and financial services as spelled out in President Barack Obama’s executive order last month The US goal to put more pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest business allies When sanctions were announced in March the US Treasury said it would largely focus on sanctioning people and their personal assets not any businesses they operateBut US officials speaking on condition of anonymity said there was no certainty European nations would be on board with sanctions that would cause real pain and be felt not only in Russia’s economy but by US and European interests tooBroader sanctions could cause collateral damage to companies that would be forced to sever ties with blacklisted firmsIt was also unclear whether a Geneva meeting involving the United States Russia and Ukraine would happen now the US officials said as the Russians had begun setting preconditions including that Ukraine could not use force to quell unrest in the east and that all of Ukraine’s regions including pro-Russian areas would have to be included in the delegationDESIGNS ON EASTERN UKRAINEUkraine now faces a rash of rebellions in the east it says are inspired and directed by the KremlinAsked on ABC if Putin wants to seize eastern Ukraine Power said his actions "give credence to the idea"Though Russians are insisting that is not what Moscow wants she said "Everything they’re doing suggests the opposite"NATO described the appearance in eastern Ukraine of men with specialized Russian weapons and identical uniforms without insignia as previously worn by Moscow’s troops when they seized Crimea as a "grave development"Power said the rebellion has "all the telltale signs of what we saw in Crimea: It’s professional it’s coordinated there’s nothing grassroots-seeming about it The forces are doing in each of the six or seven cities that they’ve been active in exactly the same thing"However the US officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said Russia’s recent moves appeared to be less about grabbing territory than about destabilizing what Russia sees as an increasingly Western-centric government in KievRepublican Senator John McCain a frequent critic of US policy on Ukraine said on CBS the Obama administration’s failure to punish Russia over Crimea has only emboldened Putin"The question is now What do we do and what does he do" McCain said on "Face the Nation" "It’s obvious that he is encouraged by the fact that we sanctioned a few people and suspended – didn’t even throw him out – of the G8"McCain repeated his calls for tougher sanctions and for giving Ukrainians light weapons so they can defend themselves"They didn’t fight in Crimea" he said "But if he starts moving in further encroachment in this way into eastern Ukraine they will fight"The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a Crimea-based gas company Chernomorneftegaz effectively putting it off limits to Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom which was expected to bid for a stake in the companyThe move along with penalties on six Crimean separatists and a former Ukrainian official is the third round of US sanctions since the Ukraine crisis erupted Two guns, According to him, when asked if she still has the touch in shooting a basketball.” Lexi said. 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