UN agency adopts firstever global labour standard on HIVAIDS

Governments, employers and workers meeting at the annual conference of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today adopted a new international standard on HIV and AIDS – the first international human rights instrument to focus specifically on the pandemic as a workplace issue.Among its provisions, the new instrument stresses that measures to address HIV and AIDS in the workplace should be part of national development policies and programmes. It rejects discrimination against workers, job-seekers and applicants on the grounds of real or perceived HIV status, and accords “fundamental priority” to preventing all modes of HIV transmission.The standard states that workers, their families and their dependents should enjoy protection of their privacy, including confidentiality related to HIV and AIDS, and that no workers should be required to undertake an HIV test or disclose their HIV status. The workplace is expected to facilitate the access, by workers, their families and dependants, to prevention, treatment, care and support.Today’s action takes the form of an ILO Recommendation, which, unlike a Convention, does not require ratification. However, it must be communicated to national parliaments for discussion of how it might be implemented through national policies and legislation.“With this new human rights instrument, we can harness the strength of the world of work and optimize workplace interventions to significantly improve access to prevention, treatment, care and support,” said Dr. Sophia Kisting, Director of ILO’s Programme on HIV and AIDS.She added that the standard would provide “a major contribution to making the dream of an AIDS-free generation a reality.”In support of the new standard, the ILO’s annual conference also adopted a resolution inviting the agency’s Governing Body to allocate greater resources to promoting it. It also asked that a global plan of action be established to achieve widespread implementation of the standard, including regular reporting from ILO member States on their actions to that end. “We have no time to waste” in implementing this standard, said Thembi Nene-Shezi of South Africa, who chaired the debates leading to its adoption. “The engagement of those that have given birth to it – the governments, employers and workers – will be crucial to the development of national workplace policies anchored in human rights and directed at overcoming discrimination.” 17 June 2010Governments, employers and workers meeting at the annual conference of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today adopted a new international standard on HIV and AIDS – the first international human rights instrument to focus specifically on the pandemic as a workplace issue. read more

Transcontinental puts 93 publications in Quebec and Ontario up for sale after

MONTREAL — Transcontinental has put its newspapers in Quebec and Ontario up for sale, days after selling its holdings in Atlantic Canada.The Montreal-based media and publishing company (TSX:TCL.A) says the sale process is expected to last several months and involves 93 local and regional publications as well as their related websites.Transcontinental says today’s move does not include its specialty business, financial and construction publications, education book publishing and distribution activities.TC Transcontinental Inc. sells 28 Atlantic newspapers and digital assets to Halifax Chronicle Herald ownerThe announcement is the latest sign of Transcontinental’s migration away from the newspaper business.Last week, it announced it was selling 27 newspapers in Atlantic Canada to SaltWire Network and last year, it sold off its media assets in Saskatchewan.If a sale of its Ontario and Quebec newspapers proceeds, Transcontinental says it wants to continue printing and distributing those papers and would remain publisher of any publications that aren’t sold.The Canadian Press read more

Another group of Lankans sent back

Without a valid visa, the 39 had no legal right to remain in Australia.Since August 13 last year, 1004 Sri Lankans who arrived as irregular maritime arrivals have departed Australia – 795 of them involuntarily. “We will continue to transfer people to Nauru and Papua New Guinea and asylum seekers arriving by boat will have no advantage in the processing of their claims.“There is no advantage to arriving in Australia by boat.”People returned involuntarily do not have access to reintegration assistance. (Colombo Gazette) The group comprised 38 irregular maritime arrivals who arrived at Geraldton last week. Processing of the remaining passengers continues. The Australian Government has returned more than 1000 Sri Lankan irregular maritime arrivals after a group of 39 asylum seekers was returned to Colombo today, the Australian High Commission in Colombo said.Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O’Connor said the group was advised its members were subject to removal from Australia as none had raised issues that engaged Australia’s international obligations. One of the irregular maritime arrivals was from a different vessel. “The Gillard Government is committed to deterring people from taking dangerous journeys by boat and stopping those people smugglers who profit from this evil trade. “Returning this group to Sri Lanka sends the powerful message that people who pay smugglers are throwing their money away and risking their lives in the process,” O’Connor said.“There is no fast track to Australia – irrespective of whether someone arrives at an excised offshore place; if they do not engage Australia’s protection obligations, they will be returned home.“Where it is determined that claims do not engage Australia’s international obligations, the person will be removed from Australia at the earliest opportunity,” O’Connor said. read more

Leading underworld figure and suspected drug lord killed

According to the Police an individual in the van had opened fire resulting in the STF retaliating with gunfire in which the underworld figure was killed.Investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette) The Police Special Task Force (STF) shot dead a leading underworld figure and suspected drug lord during an exchange of gunfire in Wattala today.The Police said that the underworld figure identified as ‘D. Manju’ was killed when a van was searched by the STF in the Wattala area today.

Iraq head of UN humanitarian programme ends monthlong visit

Benon Sevan, the Executive Director of the UN Iraq Programme, met today with Vice President Taha Yasin Ramadan, according to a UN spokesman.“During his visit to Iraq, Mr. Sevan met with Iraqi officials as well as representatives of the United Nations agencies and programmes to review the implementation of the humanitarian programme in Iraq and review ways to further improve its effectiveness,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York.Mr. Sevan, who is expected back in New York later this week, is scheduled to brief the Security Council on 26 February.

Postmortem shows filmmaker buried in shallow grave in Kew murder had been

One of her friends, 27-year-old Daniel Hughes, said she had been due to meet with a “charismatic” vet for a coffee on March 3.She was reported missing after failing to turn up for work at public relations company Golin.Originally from Aix-en-Provence, France, the 34-year-old had worked with Dame Joan Collins on the 2018 short film Gerry, with the actress saying she was “shocked by the horrifying news” of her death. A film-maker whose body was discovered in a shallow grave in her garden had been strangled, a post-mortem examination has found.The body of 34-year-old Laureline Garcia-Bertaux was found buried in Richmond upon Thames, south-west London, after she was reported missing from work.Scotland Yard said that a post-mortem examination performed on Saturday gave a cause of death as “consistent with compression of the neck”, while toxicology tests are pending.Police urged anyone who saw or communicated with the French national between March 2 and Wednesday, when her body was unearthed, to get in touch.Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, who leads the murder squad, said: “This may have been via phone calls, texts messages, WhatsApp or via any other social media platform.”Laureline was known to local people as she walked her two dogs each day.”Detectives are pursuing a number of leads and a crime scene remains in place. A forensic officer talks to a policeman outside a forensics tent at a property where the body of Laureline Garcia-Bertaux was found in Kew, London Producer and actress friend Hester Ruoff described Ms Garcia-Bertaux as “an amazing individual” and said they had been due to start filming on a new movie next month.Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A forensic officer talks to a policeman outside a forensics tent at a property where the body of Laureline Garcia-Bertaux was found in Kew, LondonCredit:Simon Dawson/Reuters read more

Chiles gold riches Maricunga and its big three – El Morro Cerro

first_imgBy Marc Davis, www.BNWnews.ca As the gold market continues its lustrous trend, the corporate elbowing and shoving to get at the richest buried treasures is getting increasingly cutthroat. A prime example involves northern Chile’s clutch of mostly prolifically sized gold/copper deposits. Located in the Maricunga Gold Belt, five deposits are in various advanced stages of development while a trio of mines is already making money. All of them represent rich veins of opportunity for supply-hungry gold and copper producers.Not surprisingly, much of the +100 Moz of gold concentrated within this rugged mountain range is firmly in the grip of one of the world’s most important gold miners, Barrick Gold. But the high flyer’s latest effort to consolidate its hold on this golden corridor has suffered a surprising setback. Barrick was trumped by the world’s fifth largest gold mining powerhouse, Goldcorp, last month in a deal to buy the El Morro deposit. This is where 6.7 Moz of gold and 5,700 Mlb pounds of copper reserves have been outlined. The deposit is expected to be commercialised by 2015.Worth over half a billion dollars, the transaction entails Goldcorp purchasing a 70% interest in the deposit from its previous majority owner, Xstrata. Goldcorp will now team-up with the project’s other original partner, New Gold, which retains its 30% stake and will be exempt from any further development costs. New Gold also got a $50 million pat on the back from Goldcorp for supporting its bid.Still smarting from being outmaneouvred by a smaller rival, Barrick refuses to capitulate and has mounted a legal challenge to the deal. The gold industry’s top dog is in an indignant mood after its own offer – which was comparable in dollar terms to Goldcorp’s successful bid – had initially been accepted by Xtrata. Now the snubbed gold miner is contending that New Gold unlawfully transferred to Goldcorp its right of first refusal to commercialise the El Morro deposit.The fact that the price of copper has more than doubled to over $3/lb since the depths of its pronounced slump in early 2009 has also sweetened the appeal of El Morro – as well as several of the other deposits in the region that are also copper-rich.In spite of the strenuous tug of war over El Morro, it is by no means the jewel in the crown of the Maricunga Gold Belt. That distinction to date belongs to the huge Cerro Casale deposit, which is jointly owned by Barrick and Kinross Gold. Cerro Casale is a huge prospective mine in-the-making that boasts a 23-Moz gold resource, along with 6,000 Mlb of copper.Its only rival in terms of size in the region is the nearby Caspiche gold/copper porphyry deposit, which weighs-in at 19.6 Moz gold ounces, 4,840 Mlb of copper and 40 Moz silver. And the size of the known deposit is still growing, according to its owner, a small Vancouver-based mining junior named Exeter Resource Corp.Exeter’s management concedes that its resource estimate is still in the Inferred category, so more drilling is required. Yet, the well-financed and increasingly confident company is hoping to do even better. It is drilling well outside of the known deposit, hoping to significantly expand its gold and copper resources. If this transpires, it would obviously give Caspiche bragging rights over Cerro Casale – at least in terms of size.That said, Exeter is already looking ripe for a potentially lucrative deal with a big league gold miner (which helps to explain the company’s recent proposal to spin off its other gold assets into a new publicly traded company). Notably, the announcement last September of a more than doubling of Caspiche’s asset base over previous estimates didn’t go unnoticed by the world’s major mining companies. Exeter says a number of them are already assessing its mineral database for Caspiche.So the power plays in the richly mineralised Maricunga Gold Belt seem to be far from over, especially against a backdrop of declining global gold output. Indeed, the scarcity of worldclass gold discoveries in recent years is already taking a toll on the mining industry’s bottom line. Production has been dwindling by nearly 5% per annum since it peaked in 2001, even though bullion’s spot price has more than tripled since then.Hence, major gold mining companies are continually struggling to replace mined-out reserves. Especially their high-grade ore, much of which was severely depleted when gold was fetching much lower prices. This means that at least one new multi-million ounce deposit needs to come on-stream every year just to replace the major mining companies’ annual output. But this has not been happening.This problem has been compounded by the fact that only one headline-grabbing worldclass gold discovery – the 13.7-Moz Fruita del Norte deposit in Ecuador – has been made during gold’s secular bull market over the past seven years. This is in spite of the fact that billions of exploration dollars have been spent by mining juniors, alone, on a worldwide basis during this time frame.The Maricunga Gold Belt is also very attractive to major gold producers from a geopolitical perspective. Specifically, Chile is a politically stable democracy that has long been mining-friendly, especially since mining is essentially the backbone of its economy. Hence, Chile is very supportive of foreign investment and offers compelling business incentives to mining companies.In stark contrast, several other Latin American nations, including Ecuador, have taken increasingly protectionist positions towards their gold assets – to the detriment of foreign mining companies that are active there. Furthermore, the advent of strict environmental laws in most global mineral hunting grounds promises to put any number of world-class gold prospects off-limits.last_img read more

ODriscoll fights Heaslips corner as captains critics turn up the heat

first_img“No one cracks it at the first three or four games as captain,” he added. “You constantly get better the more you do it, and I have absolutely no concerns about him.”Inevitably after a game of such tight margins — on the scoreboard at least — much of the post-mortem focused on Ireland’s penalties and on the performance of debutant out-half Paddy Jackson. More than once in the first half, Ireland went to the corner in search of a try, eschewing the old maxim that three in the hand is worth five in the bush. Wayward line-outs failed them and when Jackson was eventually afforded the opportunity to kick at goal, he made just one of his four attempts.There’s no second-guessing calls made in the heat of the moment, O’Driscoll explained.“The difference with decisions on field is, you have to have an understanding of what it feels like on the pitch. We have a different feeling from what everyone else sees, about how the momentum is going or whether you feel as though you have the opposition on the rack or whether there’s an opportunity for a seven-pointer. On the decision to get Jackson to kick to the corners, he added: “It’s instinct. You can’t pre-plan things. A test match doesn’t work out exactly as you want it. Sure, the perfect scenario would be for a debutant to get a goal kick 10 metres out in front of the posts, slot the first one over, but it’s rarely that happens.“We felt as though we had concerted pressure on them and the option was taken to go to the corner. It didn’t work out for whatever reason but you don’t second guess what’s happened because we all buy into it. Sometimes it works for you and sometimes it doesn’t.”No matter how many times and how vociferously he comes out in support of the new regime, there will always be those who believe that O’Driscoll should be captain until that dark day comes and he finally hangs up his boots. Does the fact that he’s still in the team and in the set-up make the transition more difficult for Heaslip?“I don’t know, you’d have to ask Jamie that. I’m not going to answer for him because I don’t know how he sees it.“I’d say it would have been more difficult for me to captain the team with Keith [Wood] in it, yeah,” he reflects, remembering his first test as captain a decade ago.I’ve been very open about saying yes, I was disappointed initially, but I’ve parked that and now I’m 100% able to be a senior player and be a helping hand to him in channeling everything towards trying to achieve success and trying to achieve a performance.It’s not about the satisfaction or the disappointment that you get from being captain or not being captain. Now it’s about trying to look at the bigger picture of the team. 100% the team comes first and I’m just trying to weigh in behind Jamie and give him as much of a helping hand as I can. You’ve got to go with your gut and that’s what Jamie did with a little bit of advice from a couple of people that he took on board. It didn’t work out at the weekend but on another day we would have scored a driven maul and everyone would have been slapping him on the back.That’s the way it goes some times but I’m certainly not going to sit here and say that he’s not doing a good job because he absolutely is and he has everyone’s full backing. One thing that’s not up for discussion is the manager’s future, with O’Driscoll refusing to be drawn on whether Kidney will stay, go or be pushed when his contract runs down this summer.“We know that Declan is certainly contracted until the summer tour and all the management that are there are going to be involved for the next two games at the very least, so let’s go about trying to win both of them.“Beyond that it’s not in my control. It’s not in any of the players’ control. It’s about now trying to stop this two-game rot and get back to consistency of performance. It’s as simple as that. I don’t have to answer that because I don’t have a say in it. It doesn’t matter what my opinion is one way or another.”If Heaslip has felt the pressure intensify since Sunday, so too has Kidney, but as you might expect from a man who has built his career on his leadership, O’Driscoll is the first to put his hand up and take his share of the blame.“I would say that the game at the weekend is 95%, no 100%, player responsibility. We can’t have our hands held through games.“There’s only so much coaches can do. They can put you in a position, they can educate you as to where they feel opportunities are going to arise and then train you for that and put you out on the pitch. Beyond that, beyond what they say at half-time or the couple of messages that they pass on, the ball is in our court and we are responsible for what happens.Clearly in that first half, with the amount of line breaks we made and the things we did, the information we got was pretty good. We just didn’t implement it very well.Can we point fingers back at our coaching staff? Absolutely not. That’s not us. Not yet, Ireland: O’Shea wants to extend ‘Quins stay beyond 2014 “I KNOW WHEN when to read the papers and when not to,” Brian O’Driscoll begins before mulling over how Ireland conspired to lose to Scotland and, in the process, make a mockery of everything we thought statistics could teach us.Knowing when to listen and when to shut out the noise is a lesson learned quickly by those at the top, one which O’Driscoll’s successor as captain will surely appreciate after the 12-8 defeat in Murrayfield.As the team’s new point man, Jamie Heaslip has been hauled over the coals with no shortage of critics lining up to take aim. Sunday’s loss was only Heaslip’s sixth game since taking up the role but for some, we are already nearing the watershed moment in which the bosses must decide whether they will stick or twist.Yesterday rugby legend Tony Ward went so far as to call on Declan Kidney to perform a quick about face and return to the captaincy to O’Driscoll, provided he would have it; failing that, Ward wrote, Rob Kearney may be the man for the job.Ward is right in one respect: the character which allowed O’Driscoll to flourish as Ireland’s longest-serving captain in test history never leaves you. When it came to the crunch on Sunday, with Ireland four points down and the clock ticking away, the man with the number 13 on his back was front and centre in making sure the penalty was kicked to the corner.To some his decisiveness may have come across as a little too much backseat driver, still smarting from Kidney’s decision to look to Heaslip and the future, but few can understand the challenges facing the new man quite like O’Driscoll can.“I think some of the criticism by the sounds of things is pretty harsh,” he said yesterday, coming to the defence of his Leinster team-mate. “I think Jamie is doing a good job. I was in a very lucky situation that I had some strong leaders around me, guys who had been in leadership roles themselves, when I came in. The likes of Paulie was invaluable to me, ROG likewise.I found that when I had to say less and other people were doing the talking for me, we were in a great place. That’s what I’m trying to do with Jamie now: be as vocal and be another voice for people to try and listen to, to make points and try to take a little bit of pressure off him.last_img read more

Conan power Isa magic and a red card see Leinster cruise past

first_img Jan 13th 2017, 9:38 PM Image: James Crombie/INPHO 28,599 Views Short URL As it happened: Leinster v Montpellier, Champions Cup http://the42.ie/3185967 Follow us: the42.ie Image: James Crombie/INPHO Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOJob done, Sexton withdrawn and time to worry about the margin of victory which may come in to play as to break ties in the chase for a home quarter-final.This was a night when the old Leinster killer instinct was on full display. Having gone into the game hoping for a win of any shape or margin, they ended up easing past the 50 mark, Montpellier wilting as tries were gleefully eaten up by Luke McGrath, Cian Healy and then Garry Ringrose after the completion of Conan’s hat-trick.With a 54-point margin of victory, the equation is now an even simpler one for Leinster: win in Castres, and there will be a Champions Cup quarter-final in the Aviva Stadium come April.ScorersLeinsterTries: I Nacewa, J Conan (3), A Byrne, L McGrath, C Healy, G RingroseConversions: J Sexton (3/3) R Byrne (4/5)Penalties: I Nacewa (1/1)MontpellierPenalty: F Steyn (1/2)Cards: F Steyn (Red, 26 minutes)Leinster:Isa Nacewa (Rob Kearney ’42); Adam Byrne, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw (Dan Leavy ’68), Rory O’Loughlin; Johnny Sexton (Ross Byrne ’55), Luke McGrath (Jamison Gibson-Park ’65):Jack McGrath (Cian Healy ’51), James Tracy (Richardt Strauss ’55), Tadhg Furlong (Michael Bent ’55); Devin Toner, Hayden Triggs (Ross Molony ’63); Jack Conan, Josh van der Flier, Jamie HeaslipMontpellier:Joffrey Michel, Timoci Nagusa, Vincent Martin (Jesse Mogg ’71), Joe Tomane, Nemani Nadolo; François Steyn, Nic White (Tomás O’Leary ’60):Mikheil Nariashvili (Yvan Watremez ’52), Shalva Mamukashvili (Charles Geli ’40), Jannie Du Plessis (Davit Kubriashvili ’52); Paul Willemse, Konstantine Mikautadze (Antoine Battut ’40); Fulgence Ouedraogo (Kelian Galletier ’63), Akapusi Quera (Henry Immelman ’26), Pierre Spies.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!center_img 55 Comments Leinster 57Montpellier 3– Sean Farrell reports from the RDSTHIS WASN’T SUPPOSED to be another comfortable home win for Leinster.Long before Frans Steyn aimed a swinging arm at Johnny Sexton’s head to take a 25th minute red card, this was billed as Leinster’s toughest game of the season.They attacked it as though it was too. And a little sprinkling of Isa Nacewa magic had them well on the way to the bonus point victory even before one 10 cemented the other.“The equation is simple,” said head coach Leo Cullen pre-match. Win the game and a quarter-final was secure. But it was far from safe, cup rugby the home side set out to play. From the off, they ran penalties out of their own 22 and the invited high pressure from Montpellier brought about one or two heart-stopping moments when passes didn’t quite stick.It wasn’t long before the hosts set the pulse racing at the other end though.Nacewa first latched on to Garry Ringrose’s offload on a beautiful angle through the defensive line. The breach bred confidence and Rory O’Loughlin was next to have a cut. This time, the scrambling defence was not enough for the visitors and the blue shirts fanned out right to give Sexton a number of targets to fire a long skip pass at.Nacewa was the fitting recipient to carry the first score over the try-line, but his finest moment was yet to come. With 23 minutes on the clock, the Aucklander chipped the ball up the left touchline, leapt to catch the bouncing pill and fired a pass back inside under pressure before his feet came back to earth. Jack Conan was the try-scorer, but the RDS where only shouting one man’s name. “Isa…” Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOSexton was striking difficult conversions cleanly to leave his side with a 14 -3 advantage and thirst for more when all hope was lost for Jake White’s side. The onslaught was all too much for Steyn to handle and the Springbok unleashed a high hit on his opposite number to leave Sexton crumpled on the ground. A guaranteed red card since the rules were underlined on 3 January.Ross Byrne was on the field as Sexton left for a HIA and Nacewa booted the resulting penalty. Leinster were in a swagger. Source: James Crombie/INPHOAdam Byrne broke free down the right, bouncing a pass to Conan who returned an offload to let the wing dot down.Three tries in the space of 14 minutes and Sexton back on the field, but the RDS had to wait until the second half for the bonus point to be guaranteed.When Nacewa departed the fray minutes after the start of the second half with the score still 24 – 3 – hopefully as a precaution against the biting cold January air – Byrne dutifully picked up the game-igniting baton. Despite the Kildare man’s hunger for work, it was Conan’s raw power than brought about Leinster’s fourth. Share Tweet Email Conan power, Isa magic and a red card see Leinster cruise past Montpellier into 1/4 finals 14 mad first-half minutes set Leinster on the way to an eight-try rout and sealed a quarter-final. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Sean Farrell Friday 13 Jan 2017, 9:38 PMlast_img read more

Découverte des premiers éléments de vie dans une comète artificielle

first_imgDécouverte des premiers éléments de vie dans une comète artificielleAfin d’anticiper les résultats que livrera la sonde Rosetta qui doit atterrir en 2015 sur la comète Tchourioumov-Guerassimenko, des chercheurs ont fabriqué artificiellement une comète dans leur laboratoire. L’étude révèle que les premiers éléments de vie sur Terre auraient bien une origine interstellaire.Une équipe de chercheurs franco-allemands dirigée par Louis Le Sergeant d’Hendecourt s’est chargée de fabriquer une micro-comète à l’Institut d’astrophysique spatiale (CNRS/Université Paris-Sud). Ils ont pour cela reproduit des conditions extrêmes semblables à celles de l’espace (-200°C et sous vide) et ont utilisé des éléments existant dans le milieu interstellaire (fluorure de magnésium solide, eau, ammoniac et méthanol). Le tout a été irradié d’ultraviolets, comme ceux émis par le soleil.Grâce à la micro-comète ainsi recréée (une “glace interstellaire/cométaire simulée”), les scientifiques ont pu anticiper les résultats que livrera en 2015 la sonde Rosetta qui atterrira sur la comète Tchourioumov-Guerassimenko pour en étudier la composition. Ainsi, même de nombreuses études complémentaires restent nécessaires pour s’en assurer, les résultats suggèrent “que les premières structures moléculaires de la vie auraient pu se former dans le milieu interstellaire et cométaire, avant d’atterrir sur la Terre primitive lors de la chute de météorites et de comètes”, écrit le CNRS dans un communiqué.En effet, “au bout de dix jours, ils ont obtenu quelques précieux microgrammes de matière organique artificielle”, indique encore le communiqué. A l’aide d’une technologie de pointe, l’équipe d’Uwe Meierhenrich et de Cornelia Meinert a “pu identifier 26 acides aminés dans cette comète artificielle [ … ] ils ont aussi découvert ce que personne n’avait observé avant eux”, à savoir six acides “diaminés”, dont un composé (la N-(2-Aminoethyl)glycine) qui pourrait être un des ancêtres de l’ADN terrestre, explique le CNRS.En savoir plus sur l’ancêtre de l’ADNÀ lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembrePrimordiaux, ces résultats indiquent que les premières structures moléculaires de la vie auraient pu se former dans le milieu interstellaire et cométaire, avant d’atterrir sur la Terre primitive lors de la chute de météorites et de comètes. L’étape suivante est ainsi de déterminer les conditions de pression, de température, d’acidité, etc. dans lesquelles cet acide diaminé découvert dans la comète artificielle a pu ensuite former de l’APN, acide peptidique nucléique, lui-même transformé en ADN par la suite. “Pour mener à bien ce nouveau projet, les chercheurs ont déjà commencé à constituer une collaboration avec deux grandes équipes, l’une américaine et l’autre anglaise”, a indiqué le CNRS.Le 13 mars 2012 à 13:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Adam Martin talks Hell in a Cell on Off The Turnbuckle

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Off the Turnbuckle with Adam Martin (10-27-2014) by No Static Radio on Mixcloud Videos Articles WhatsApp “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Now Playing Up Next Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Videos Articles Braun Strowmancenter_img Now Playing Up Next Google+ Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship UFC On ESPN Deal Is Happening Wrestleview.com’s Editor in Chief Adam Martin joined “Off The Turnbuckle” on No Static Radio on Monday (10/27) to review Sunday’s WWE Hell in a Cell PPV, debate about Brock Lesnar being off WWE television as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion and more.You can check out the full segment on the player below. Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? Brock Lesnar WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) Facebook Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBraun Strowman Still Not Cleared For MatchVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:33/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his careerlast_img read more

Bus use encouraged for Vancouver Waterfront Park event

first_imgIn anticipation of thousands of visitors to the Vancouver Waterfront Park’s grand opening Saturday, the city is encouraging attendees to use public transit.Parking will be available in the lots along Columbia Way and Grant Street, as well as regular street parking downtown. Downtown Vancouver also has two parking garages. The Vancouvercenter garage, at West Sixth and Columbia streets, charges $1.25 per hour or $3.50 for the entire weekend day. The Park ‘n Go Columbia Bank Garage, at east Fifth and Broadway, is free on weekends.For those parking further away, the city will operate a shuttle to downtown. Service runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with shuttles leaving every 15 minutes. Shuttles will pick up riders from Hudson’s Bay High School at a temporary bus stop on East Reserve Street at the entrance to the school’s southeast parking lot, and from the Green and Yellow lots at Clark College. Shuttles drop riders off at the roundabout near Esther Short Park.A bicycle corral is also available one block from the waterfront park. Cyclists should enter the lot on Esther Street south of City Hall.Visitors can also take C-Tran’s The Vine to the Seventh Street Turtle Place stop and take a free RYD shuttle to the park.last_img read more

WSUV campus adds two to its major offerings

first_imgWashington State University Vancouver is poised to add two more bachelor’s degree programs for liberal arts students, in time for the fall 2010 semester: history and sociology.Approval came this month from the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Board.The WSU Board of Regents is expected to give final blessing this summer, school officials said.The two new majors would raise the WSUV total to 18 bachelor’s degrees, 10 master’s degrees and one doctoral degree, across 37 fields of study.About 3,000 students attend the Salmon Creek campus, including several hundred freshman and sophomore students on a four-year degree track.Long a popular major for the university, sociology has increased in demand, WSU student data show.The subject ranks among the top four areas of interest for incoming WSU freshman students, and the number of sociology bachelor’s degrees granted at the main Pullman campus has climbed by one-third in the past five years (79 were granted in the college’s 2008-09 fiscal year).Rooted in knowledge of human behavior, communication and statistics, sociology skills are useful in many careers, such as public relations, teaching and jobs in government, social agencies and business.A history degree can appeal to students who are interested in careers in teaching, museums and libraries, and government and law.For more: http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu.last_img read more

Small plane skids off runway in Key West

first_imgKEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – A small plane skidded off the runway at Key West International Airport.According to officials, the aircraft experienced engine failure while attempting to land, Tuesday morning.Two people were on board but were not injured.The runway was shut down for a short time but has since reopened.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Battle Over Online Privacy Heats Up

first_imgThe Venable Consortium, a group of media industry associations lead by AAAA, IAB, ANA, DMA and backed by counsel providers Venable LLP, recently took a significant, proactive step in the release of its “Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising.” The publication is important because it’s a direct response to a growing call for stricter control over the tracking of consumer behavior online.Up to now, publisher and advertiser trade groups were primarily concerned with keeping the FTC on the side of self-regulation, which it largely has been. Lately, however, lawmakers have become more vocal about introducing legislation that threatens the industry’s self-regulatory status.Congressman Rick Boucher, a Virginia Democrat and chairman of the Communications, Technology and the Internet subcommittee, has made clear his intention to introduce legislation to bolster consumer privacy protection. “I have previously announced my desire to work with Chairman Waxman, Chairman Rush and Ranking Members Barton, Stearns and Radanovich to develop legislation this year extending to Internet users the assurance that their online experience is more secure,” he said in his opening statement during a joint hearing on behavioral advertising with the Communications and Consumer Protection Subcommittees last June.A Shift Away From Self-Regulation? Currently, the Internet publishing and advertising industry is operating in a self-regulated environment, but online behavioral tracking is being used to ever-growing degrees—from large ad networks of unaffiliated sites to specific vertical networks and down to single-publisher Web site networks and “related content” applications. “Part of what we’re doing with that cookie is enhancing the consumer experience,” says Pam Horan, president of the Online Publishers Association, which, along with the MPA and ABM is part of the Venable Consortium. “It’s to make sure we’re delivering the right content. The advertising piece of it is very important, but so is educating the lawmakers on the fact that the technology is also used for a better user experience.”Congressman Boucher would like to see an opt-out practice introduced where consumers can opt out of first- and third-party use of their information—and then be able to opt in to third-party use.“If you had a first-party opt out, that would be a publisher-consumer relationship,” says Horan. “In that scenario, that Web site would need to provide the consumer with an option.”Introducing that option, goes the argument, could severely undermine an advertising business model that, says Horan, supports 90 percent of online revenues. “At the most extreme, a requirement for opt in could have a huge impact on the business model. Our ability to serve ads is the foundation of our ability to serve that model. It could have a significant impact.”Currently, consumers can opt out via Web sites such as NetworkAdvertising.org. The FTC, for starters, would like to see something more comprehensive. The “Self-Regulatory Principles” guidelines will attempt to take that further by educating consumers via more industry-developed Web sites and marketing campaigns, as well as “new links and disclosures on the Web page or advertisement where online behavioral advertising occurs.”The guidelines are the first step in bringing the advertising and content industries together on a defined set of principles. Next, says Horan, is a set of guidelines for the enforcement of those principles. All of this, she says, is aimed at proving to the FTC and the Hill that the industry is serious about protecting its self-regulation. SIDEBARWhat You Need to KnowRuth Day, chief privacy officer at UBM [pictured], notes the privacy principles published by the Venable group focus on unaffiliated, third-party ad networks. Publishers are considered first-party trackers, and the FTC is clear on that distinction and has essentially backed off any further privacy regulation of first-party tracking of consumers due to the clear, direct relationship. However, many publishers do display third-party online behavioral ads on their sites. For those of you, here’s what Day recommends you keep an eye on.Read the Guidelines—If you work with a third-party ad server, familiarize yourself with the principles to see what they mean for ads that are displayed on your site.Know Who You’re Dealing With—“Publishers need to know whether a third-party ad server displaying ads on its Web sites is part of a behavioral online network, with an appropriate representation in the contract or insertion order,” says Day.Who’s Responsible for What?—“Logically, the third-party ad server needs to be the party responsible for notice because it is the entity collecting information from the visitor to the publisher’s Web site,” adds Day.last_img read more

China looks for Uighurs in Egypt where its pouring billions

first_imgCairo: Abdulmalik Abdulaziz, an Uighur student, was arrested and handcuffed by Egyptian police and when they removed his blindfold he was surprised to see Chinese officials questioning him in custody. He was picked up in broad daylight with friends, and taken to a Cairo police station where Chinese officials grilled him about what he was doing in Egypt. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us The three officials spoke to him in Chinese, addressing him using his Chinese name not his Uighur one. “They never said their names or mentioned who they were exactly,” said Abdulaziz, 27, who spoke to AFP helping to uncover new details of the 2017 arrests of over 90 Uighurs from the mostly Muslim Turkic minority. Abdulaziz, like most swept up in the three-day crackdown in the first week of July 2017, was an Islamic theology student at Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world’s most prestigious educational institution. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us “Egyptian policemen said ‘the Chinese government says that you are terrorists’. But we responded that we are only Al-Azhar students,” said Abdulaziz. AFP is using pseudonyms to protect the identities of those Uighurs interviewed. China is one of Egypt’s biggest investors, pouring money into massive infrastructure projects such as the construction of a new administrative capital east of Cairo. Trade between the two countries reached a record high of USD 13.8 billion last year. Advertise With Us Just three weeks before the raid, Egypt and China signed a security memorandum focusing on “combatting terrorism”. After a few days of questioning in Police Station 2 in Nasr City, an upmarket suburb of Cairo, Abdulaziz was sent to Tora, one of Egypt’s most notorious jails. Released after 60 days in detention, he escaped, seeking asylum in Turkey, a hub of Uighur immigration, in October 2017. Tens of thousands of Chinese Uighur Muslim families are being torn apart in a crackdown that’s seen as many as one million people detained, according to the UN Emily Wither speaks to one mother, now in Istanbul, who has lost her children to the sta Same tactics Shams Eddin Ahmed, 26, was arrested outside the Moussa Ibn Naseer mosque on 4 July, 2017 in Nasr City. His father in Xinjiang, a region in northwest China, also disappeared that month. Many Uighurs refer to Xinjiang as East Turkestan, including those AFP interviewed, but for Beijing it has troubling connotations of independence and activism. “I still don’t know if he’s dead or alive,” he recounted. Unmarked black vans pulled up as afternoon prayers ended and around five policemen arrested several Uighur worshippers. Ahmed was also transferred to Tora, the stifling carceral complex which houses many of Egypt’s high-profile political prisoners. “I felt so afraid when I got there. It was extremely dark… I thought to myself how will we ever get out of here?” he said. “I was afraid that they would hand us over to the Chinese authorities,” added Ahmed. The Uighurs were split into two groups of 45 to 50 men each and languished in large cells for weeks. Two weeks before their release, the Uighurs and other Chinese Muslims of different ethnic ancestry, were divided into three groups, and given colour codes. Red, green or yellow determined if they would be deported, released or further questioned. Ahmed said Egyptian prison guards handcuffed, blindfolded and then hauled many of the group into vans heading to Cairo police stations. During 11 days in police custody, he claims three Chinese officials questioned him specifically about his father. “Where is he and how does he send you money?” he told AFP. Ahmed was in the green group, meaning he was eventually released. He fled to Istanbul in early October 2017. Abdulweli Ayup, a Norway-based Uighur linguist who has researched the community in Egypt, confirmed hearing similar accounts from other detainees. “It’s the same practice and tactic implemented in internment camps in China. I don’t believe it’s a coincidence,” he said, adding Chinese authorities use the same three colour codes for detained Uighurs. Muslim brothers Human rights groups say more than one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are held in a network of internment camps in China where they endure political indoctrination. Beijing says the “vocational education centres” are necessary to counter religious extremism. Germany-based independent researcher Adrian Zenz, who has mapped out camps in Xinjiang, said: “China’s new push to redefine human rights in terms of economic development… suits many of these nations.” “A country giving the Chinese significant leeway can in return expect significant favours,” he added, referring to the Egyptian-Chinese security cooperation. Egypt’s interior ministry and the Chinese embassy in Cairo did not respond to AFP’s repeated requests for comment. “Those found to be overstaying contrary to the law, including Chinese citizens among other nationalities, are expelled”, said Ahmed Hafez, Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, when asked about the deportation of Uighurs in 2017. He did not answer AFP’s questions on the 60-day detention of the group that had been picked up by police. Darren Byler, an anthropologist at Washington University, noted “similar attempts by Chinese officials in Thailand and elsewhere” to extradite diaspora Uighurs. “The autonomy with which Chinese authorities were permitted to act in Egypt is unprecedented,” he told AFP. Ayup, the linguist, explains the devastating effect of the 2017 raids that reduced a thriving community of around 6,000 people to about 50 families. “For Uighurs it’s a nightmare that your Muslim brother would invite Chinese officials to interrogate you. They have lost their belief and have become paranoid in the diaspora,” he said. Abdulaziz considers himself fortunate, but the fate of other Uighurs expelled by Egypt preys on his mind. “It has been years since we heard anything about those deported and our families. We just don’t know.”last_img read more

Bigg Boss Telugu 3 fights Vithika Sheru creates rift between Mahesh Vitta

first_img1-#MaheshVitta had valid reasons for not playing 2-invalid point because tv is switched off by hema she herself agreed 3- as per telecast beginning and end was not shown, he shouted when varun came on him showing his finger and kept listening untill he shout. (`◕‿◕´)  (`◕‿◕´) @proud_2beIndian The way #MaheshVitta stood near the door is absolutely ill mannered Girls have to pass down his hand, and the way he is speaking also triggering others #Vithika is right in asking face to face rather than speaking somewhere, sometime behind him. #BiggBossTelugu3 #Vittika said “Apna time aayega”2 Vitta 4saying OA abt their acting as child. Wah.what a perfect timing she got to make #MaheshVitta a villain. Well played girl. But know that its a dirty game. Might b he is arrogant,but she intentionally picked a fight wid him. #BiggBossTelugu3But most of the audience finds wrong with Mahesh Vitta. They feel that he was disrespectful towards Vithika. He is showing a lot of attitude inside the house. He needs to learn how to treat the inmates of Bigg Boss Telugu 3. He is now being trolled on social media and here are some of those tweets.UTTAM KRISHNA @UTTAMKRISHNA #BiggBossTelugu3 #MaheshVitta  fun bucket lo funny ga navistunte Bigg boss lo kuda alage entertainment isthadule ankunna but comedy bhadulu attitude chupistunnadu surprised!! Roopa Vani @Im_Roopa Chandra @kcs007 @TeluguBiggBoss3 #MaheshVitta  want to show to HM that he is taller then female contestants..So he make them go across his under arm …such an idiot. #supportvarun… First of all why he is holding the door like that…he don’t have  respects other HMs.. @iamnagarjuna @StarMaa #MaheshVitta acts triggered many inside and outside of #BiggBossTelugu3 Some say it was casually said and no need to make it big and Some argue he has not given respect to women when they are entering the room as he blocks the entrance! Vithika is intentionally picking up fights. She thinks Varun and her are Deepika and Ranveer of #BiggBossTelugu3 house. Good job by Mahesh. My full support to you. Team #MaheshVitta #BiggBossTelugu3 #MaheshVitta seems to be genuine in showing his real attitude , I think there should not be that much controversy I support #MaheshVitta in this context he is not over acting like Varun and vathika..BIGG BOSS IS FOR SHOWING REAL ATTITUDE NOT FOR OVER ACTING. Santo!@softwareudyogi When the final list of #BiggBoss announced I thought, we can have some fun bcoz of the presence of #MaheshVitta as he is so close to viewers with YT videos I felt he will entertain viewers just like Dhanraj & Navdeep Just 3 days everything is GONE. #BiggBoss #BiggBossTelugu3 Varun Sandesh and his wife Vithika Sheru fighting with Mahesh Vitta inside Bigg Boss Telugu 3 houseScreenshot of hotstar videoActor Varun Sandesh could not stop extending his support to his wife Vithika Sheru after Mahesh Vitta picked up a fight inside the house of Bigg Boss Telugu 3. Mahesh was trolled for not showing respect to her.On Thursday, Bigg Boss randomly divided all the contestants into students and teachers and assigned a childhood task. But a clash broke out between Mahesh, Ravi and Rohini when Mahesh declined to take part in the task. Finally, Punarnavi convinced him and made him participate in the show.Later, Mahesh Vitta was seen standing near the door keeping his hand across the door. When Vithika Sheru came to enter the room, he told her to pass below his hand. The two then got into a heated argument and Varun Sandesh entered the scene to defend his wife.When Varun and Vithika entered Bigg Boss Telugu 3, many viewers were shocked over the couple’s decision. They felt that they should not have entered the controversial show, which is not meant for them. Mahesh Vitta’s fight has made them feel the heat for the first time inside the house.However, this fight inside the house of Bigg Boss Telugu 3 fueled a big debate on social media. A few viewers found a problem with Vithika Sheru, who picked up a fight with Mahesh Vitta and tried to project him as a villain. Here are some of the comments.Subbarao @SureSubbarao #MaheshVitta must’ve been approached by BB3 guys expecting entertainment… But look what he is upto. Am still his fan and his acting… Hope he comes out off this situation in a better manner. May be ilanti pressure eppudu experience avaledhemo. #BiggBossTelugu3 Rahul @IamRahool En Tweetu, Na Ishtam @Entweetu KPK @kpk789 #MaheshVitta has a attitude. But you can clearly hear him saying . . . ” Po . .  Door nenu pattukunta” I dont see why that is degrading. That is how ppl speak where he comes from and that slang is what he speaks in movies too. #Bigbosstelugu #bigbosstelugu3 Sai Kiran Yadav.N @sky_tweets SatwikMathangi @seven_weeklast_img

Lynching Memorial and Museum in Alabama Draw Crowds Tears

first_imgBy BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel EditorTears and expressions of grief met the opening of the nation’s first memorial to the victims of lynching April 26 in Alabama.Hundreds lined up in the rain to get a first look at the memorial and museum in Montgomery.The National Memorial for Peace and Justice commemorates 4,400 Black people who were slain in lynchings and other racial killings between 1877 and 1950. Their names, where known, are engraved on 800 dark, rectangular steel columns, one for each U.S. county where lynchings occurred.This photo shows a bronze statue called “Raise Up,” part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in lynchings, launched April 26 in Montgomery, Ala. The memorial and an accompanying museum that open this week in Montgomery are a project of the nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative, a legal advocacy group in Montgomery. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)A related museum, called The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, is opening in Montgomery.Many visitors shed tears and stared intently at the commemorative columns, many of which are suspended in the air from above.Toni Battle drove from San Francisco to attend. “I’m a descendant of three lynching victims,” Battle said, her face wet with tears. “I wanted to come and honor them and also those in my family that couldn’t be here.”Ava DuVernay, the Oscar-nominated film director, told several thousand people at a conference marking the memorial launch to “to be evangelists and say what you saw and what you experienced here. … Every American who believes in justice and dignity must come here … Don’t just leave feeling like, ‘That was amazing. I cried.’ … Go out and tell what you saw.”As for her own reaction, DuVernay said: “This place has scratched a scab. It’s really open for me right now.”Angel Smith Dixon, who is biracial, came from Lawrenceville, Ga., to see the memorial.“We’re publicly grieving this atrocity for the first time as a nation. … You can’t grieve something you can’t see, something you don’t acknowledge. Part of the healing process, the first step is to acknowledge it.”Part of a statue depicting chained people is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings. The national memorial aims to teach about America’s past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a longtime civil rights activist, told reporters after visiting the memorial that it would help to dispel America’s silence on lynching.“Whites wouldn’t talk about it because of shame. Blacks wouldn’t talk about it because of fear,” he said.The crowd included White and Black visitors. Mary Ann Braubach, who is White, came from Los Angeles to attend. “As an American, I feel this is a past we have to confront,” she said as she choked back tears.DuVernay, Jackson, playwright Anna Deavere Smith, the singing group Sweet Honey in the Rock, Congressman John Lewis and other activists and artists spoke and performed at an opening ceremony Thursday night that was by turns somber and celebratory.Among those introduced and cheered with standing ovations were activists from the 1950s Montgomery bus boycott, Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette, and one of the original Little Rock Nine, Elizabeth Eckford.“There are forces in America today trying to take us back,” Lewis said, adding, “We’re not going back. We’re going forward with this museum.”Singer Patti Labelle ended the evening with a soulful rendition of “A Change is Gonna Come.”Other launch events include a “Peace and Justice Summit” featuring celebrities and activists like Marian Wright Edelman and Gloria Steinem in addition to DuVernay.The summit, museum and memorial are projects of the Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery-based legal advocacy group founded by attorney Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson won a MacArthur “genius” award for his human rights work.The group bills the project as “the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence.”Several thousand people gave Stevenson a two-minute standing ovation at a morning session of the Peace and Justice Summit. Later in the day, Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, urged the audience to continue their activism beyond the day’s events on issues like ending child poverty and gun violence: “Don’t come here and celebrate the museum … when we’re letting things happen on an even greater scale.”last_img read more

A look at Lutris – Open Gaming Platform for GNULinux

first_imgA look at Lutris – Open Gaming Platform for GNU/Linux by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on June 20, 2018 in Linux – 5 commentsThere’s plenty of gaming platforms out there nowadays, from Steam to Origin, it seems like you need to have almost as many gaming platforms as you do games installed.GNU/Linux users are a bit more limited in their choice of games available, although thankfully more and more are being released all the time.Lutris for LinuxLutris is quite the handy application I’ve discovered, that helps with organization and installation of games on GNU/Linux, even if they come from multiple sources. One of the project’s goals is to support any game that runs on Linux regardless of whether it runs natively, through Wine, or other means.The main appeal of Lutris is that it provides an interface to manage all games installed on the machine regardless of source. While it is necessary to integrate the games in the application first, doing so is not super complicated. You may add local games right away by selecting them from the local system or visit the Lutris website to add games this way.Lutris simplifies nearly everything. Users can visit the list of support games on the Lutris website, choose to download and install the game (Note: If its a game that must be bought, you must own it first.)The website lists supported games and where you can acquire or download them. You can use filters on the site to display only free games, games of a genre, or use the built-in search to find games of interest quickly using it.The service does have some requirements, like for example, if you are attempting to install a Steam game, you must have Steam installed, or some installation scripts from within Lutris will also install it, but I’d recommend having it installed already.Lutris is officially supported on Debian Testing, Ubuntu LTS, Fedora, Gentoo, Arch Linux, Mageia and OpenSUSE.In terms of Features, the Lutris website lists them as:Manage your Linux games, Windows games, emulated console games and browser gamesLaunch your Steam gamesCommunity-written installers to ease up your games’ installationMore than 20 emulators installed automatically or in a single click, providing support for most gaming systems from the late 70’s to the present day Download and play libre and freeware gamesLutris also has the ability to import your steam library, and plans to also include allowing users to import their GOG library as well.The List of supported gaming platforms for Lutris is:Native LinuxWindowsSteam (Linux and Windows)MS-DOSArcade machinesAmiga computersAtari 8 and 16bit computers and consolesBrowsers (Flash or HTML5 games)Commmodore 8 bit computersSCUMM based games and other point and click adventure gamesMagnavox Odyssey², Videopac+Mattel IntellivisionNEC PC-Engine Turbographx 16, Supergraphx, PC-FXNintendo NES, SNES, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, DSGame Cube and WiiSega Master Sytem, Game Gear, Genesis, DreamcastSNK Neo Geo, Neo Geo PocketSony PlayStationSony PlayStation 2Sony PSPZ-Machine games like ZorkFinal ThoughtsThe main advantage that Lutris offers is that it a management interface for all Linux games. It offers little advantage if you play games from a single source only, e.g. Steam, but if you play games from multiple sources, e.g. standalone games, Steam games, or emulated games, you may like the options that it provides.I haven’t used Lutris too much yet, but so far I’m enjoying it, and its simplicity. I will say that I haven’t found a game I’m interested in installing, that hasn’t been listed, and that hasn’t worked… But I am sure that time may come. For now, I’ll say its nice, its easy to use, and I like the concept… But, whether Lutris will become a staple for Linux gamers, time will tell. Give it a try! Summary12345 Author Rating4.5 based on 3 votes Software Name Lutris Operating System LinuxSoftware Category GamesLanding Page https://lutris.net/ Advertisementlast_img read more

Do you know why some trans people are using the lobster emoji

first_imgThese transgender women appeared on the BBC 45 years ago Charlie Craggs gives people ‘a manicure and new perspective’Charlie Craggs is the founder of Nail It, the company launching the campaign. As part of her mission to ‘nail’ transphobia, Craggs travels across the UK with her pop-up nail salon.‘I sit down with people and answer any questions they have. They go away with a manicure and new perspective,’ she says.‘Go back a few short years and there was very little positive dialogue around trans issues. Prejudice comes from misunderstanding, and most of the discussion in the media at that point was very exploitative and highly sensationalised.‘Talking is something I’m good at so I wanted to start a conversation, and humanise trans issues.’Check out the Claws Out campaign video below:[embedded content]Also on Gay Star News:Help trans sex workers onto the ‘right path’ – minister Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Lobsters against transphobia Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- The campaign amusingly notes that lobsters just so happen to be gynandromorphs – animals possessing both male and female characteristics. So until trans people get their flag, the lobster is now ‘the unofficial, official trans symbol’. The Marie Claire Future Shaper award winner is fronting a campaign to get Unicode, the organization that chooses emojis for public use, to create a trans flag emoji.‘What’s more important: the trans community or a lobster?’ asks the Claws Out campaign.‘The answer should be obvious, but this is just one of the many emojis that Unicode (which Facebook, Google and Apple are voting members of) has chosen instead of the trans flag in the last update.’In a video uploaded to Youtube on 20 July, the campaign makes reference to Unicode’s justification for the lobster emoji’s addition to the roster.A Unicode voting member is quoted as saying: ‘The lobster emoji’s representation is vital for people who: eat seafood, work in the fishing industry, or live in coastal regions.’Cue major eye-rolling.‘Surely we deserve the same rights as crustaceans?’According to the campaign, the trans flag is one of the most requested emojis. So why has it not been included?‘Unicode granted the Lobster emoji proposal, which argued that people suffered ‘frustration and confusion’ at having to use a shrimp or crab emoji instead of a lobster. Imagine if that was your gender,’ the campaign argues.‘Surely we deserve the same rights you have afforded crustaceans?’Claws Out are asking people to sign their petition to get the trans flag added, as well as encouraging social media users to post pictures of lobsters with the hashtag #ClawsOutForTrans. Trans activist and author Charlie Craggs is demanding to know why the trans community does not have an emoji – and she’s using lobsters to make her point. US court rules trans women as ‘men who identify as women’ in locker room disputePuerto Rican designer creates new Pride flag to include trans and people of colorThe #LwiththeT campaign made us cry tears of joy, but now we need to go a step furtherRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-lobster-emoji-claws-campaign/last_img read more