SecretaryGeneral hails courage of children families confronting autism

2 April 2008As the United Nations marked the first World Autism Awareness Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to the courage of children with autism and their families, who strive every day “to confront the disability with a powerful combination of determination, creativity and hope.” The General Assembly declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day last November in a bid to highlight the need to help improve the lives of children and adults who suffer from the complex brain disorder. Autism, which affects people all around the globe, impedes the ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by extreme behavioural challenges. In his message marking the Day, Mr. Ban stressed the need to build enabling environments for children with disabilities so they can prosper as future members of their communities, citizens of their countries and as fully-fledged members of the global community. “Let us empower them and respond to their needs today, so as to make our societies more accessible, enabling and empowering for all our children tomorrow,” he stated. The Secretary-General noted that throughout its history, the UN has promoted the rights and well-being of the disabled, including children with developmental disabilities. “It is especially fitting that this inaugural Day falls in 2008 — the year in which we celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration for Human Rights, and expect to see the entry into force of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted by the General Assembly in 2006,” he added. Yesterday Jordan became the 18th country to ratify the Convention – which opened for signature one year ago. The treaty only needs two more ratifications to enter into force and become an internationally legally binding document.UN Headquarters in New York is marking the Day with a discussion sponsored by Qatar, which spearheaded the initiative to create an annual observance, along with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the non-governmental organization Autism Speaks. read more

One year since new softwood duties Canadian industry doing just fine

OTTAWA — One year after the United States imposed stiff import duties on Canadian softwood, strong demand for wood and record market prices mean American consumers and not Canadian producers are feeling the pinch.Unlike the last softwood dispute with the U.S., which led to the loss of 20,000 forestry jobs and saw an estimated 400 sawmills close in Canada, this time the industry in Canada is holding up just fine so far.There has been very little uptake in federal aid programs, predictions of widespread job loss and mill closures haven’t materialized, and demands to get a deal with the United States to solve the trade dispute seem to be taking a back seat to more pressing concerns about pests, forest fires and rail car shortages.“We haven’t seen any (mill) closures linked to the trade dispute to this point,” said Derek Nighbor, president of the Forest Products Association of Canada.After the U.S. announced its decision to apply duties on April 24, 2017, Canada responded with an $867-million aid package, including government-backed loans and loan guarantees, funds for innovation and aid for workers like extended job-sharing agreements. Thus far, only six workers have applied for job-sharing, and the Export Development Bank of Canada has doled out just $70 million of $500 million made available as loans to forestry companies.“Overall, the Canadian softwood lumber sector is doing well, which explains the modest uptake on EDC’s softwood lumber envelope,” said EDC spokeswoman Jennifer Stewart in an emailed statement.“In our discussions with Canadian lumber exporters, they are telling us that they have largely been shielded from the worst effects of softwood lumber duties.”Mostly, the companies have taken advantage of the situation to get help diversifying markets and pushing innovation in their products. A spokesman for Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said $63 million in the forest innovation program has been fully disbursed and $55 million has been handed out for a forest industry transformation program, as has $11.8 million in aid to promote Canadian wood products in offshore markets.The main buffer is a 30 per cent increase in prices, more than offsetting the 10 to 24 per cent import duties the U.S. has imposed. Data from the publicly traded lumber companies shows at least $195 million has been deposited with the U.S. to pay the duties, a number that is likely twice as big once the duties paid by privately-held companies are factored in. The actual amount paid is not currently public information.The U.S. forest industry has long accused Canada of unfairly subsidizing its industry by setting low prices for trees on government-owned land. Most trees in Canada are on crown land and companies harvest those trees by paying a stumpage fee. The U.S. also alleges Canadian companies sell lumber into the U.S. at prices below what they sell it for in Canada.Both the Canadian government and Canadian softwood companies deny the U.S. accusations and Canada is challenging the American duties at both the World Trade Organization and under the dispute mechanism of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Canada is also trying to negotiate a trade settlement on softwood with the U.S. but the American industry has kiboshed any potential settlement thus far.Market prices are being driven up partly by the duties, but also because of high demand, roaring U.S. housing starts, and supply-chain concerns from forest fires and winter weather shipping delays. Those prices have some Canadian companies reporting a declining interest from U.S. customers in their products, and overall shipments of softwood of the U.S. were down seven per cent last year.Still, Canadian companies earned more for selling less, and their revenue lines are strong.In the meantime, U.S. consumers are paying more to build new homes, renovate existing homes and rebuild after massive hurricanes hit Florida and Texas last fall.The U.S. National Association of Home Builders calls the duties imposed on Canada “a tax on American home builders and home buyers” and says since the U.S. can’t meet all domestic demand for wood itself, it is turning to offshore companies to fill the void. In 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture reports German softwood imports were up 268 per cent, while those from Russia went up 30 per cent.Nighbor said it’s true the negotiations to settle the dispute have gone quiet, overshadowed by the bigger NAFTA negotiations. But he said even though companies are doing well now, that is predicated on U.S. demand staying high. In the long-term, companies still want a settlement before things start to go south. read more

Infrastructure bank a keystone in Liberal economic plan

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jordan Press, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 1, 2016 3:00 pm MDT OTTAWA – The federal Liberals are banking on the creation of a new, arm’s-length lending machine that could leverage billions in public money and turn it into new highways, bridges and transit projects.The centrepiece of the Liberals’ economic update is something that they hope will also be a signature piece for the Trudeau government: a new, experimental infrastructure bank that will take $35-billion in public money to create an investing system many times that size by pulling in private sector dollars.But just how the bank will work is unclear.The government unveiled high-level details in its economic update Tuesday, leaving the nitty-gritty for next year’s budget.“There still a lot of details that need to be fleshed out,” said former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page.“But it’s an exciting initiative. Personally, I like the fact that they’re doing it, but there is still a lot of work to do to get that thing up and running.”Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s economic advisers recommended the government create an infrastructure bank to attract private sector dollars for major projects, possibly generating $4 to $5 in private funding for every $1 of federal money.The government plans to infuse the arm’s-length bank with $15 billion in cash, taken from extra money outlined in the economic statement, to pay for projects that may not turn a profit.The government also plans to provide $20 billion in seed capital that the bank would provide in loans, with the repayments preventing a hit to the government’s bottom line. Federal capital, backed by private investment, would target projects that generate profits from water and hydro rates and road tolls.Government officials hope the new bank will prod cities and provinces to seek private sector partners for projects that are on the cusp of being commercially viable, such as mass transit.Morneau said the government will begin work immediately to create a pipeline of projects for the bank to fund. The bank will formally come into creation after budget legislation is passed, he said.Clark Somerville, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, said it is too early to know what projects would be involved. He said cities wouldn’t worry about partnering with the private sector and would look at public-private partnerships for large projects as part of budget planning.The $15 billion for the bank will come out of an extra $32 billion in infrastructure money the Liberals outlined in the economic update, bringing total infrastructure spending over the coming 11 years to $81 billion.Morneau said the extra cash and the new bank are part of the government’s plan for dealing with a challenging economic situation.“This plan is about how we can make a real difference for the middle class and Canadian families over the long-term,” he said.“It’s about knowing that one, two, and three decades from now we can have a more productive economy. We’re going to get this going in the near-term so we can create good jobs.Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose said the government is doubling down on a plan that hasn’t shown results by making large, expensive promises with no real sense of how they would create jobs.NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said the bank would lead to the privatization of roads and bridges, with average Canadians shouldering the cost through more tolls and user fees.The Liberals vowed in last year’s election to spend $60 billion in new infrastructure money over the coming decade on projects ranging from new roads, bridges, seniors’ homes and social housing, as well as water and waste water projects.The first tranche of money in this year’s budget, about $11.9 billion, was aimed at getting money out the door quickly to refurbish and renovate aging and crumbling infrastructure across the country. So far, some 760 projects have been approved for funding with about two-thirds either started or completed.The remaining funds, about $48 billion, are to flow to provinces and cities to build what the government calls transformative projects, such as large-scale transit systems designed to alleviate congestion on clogged highways.Tuesday’s expansion of the infrastructure plan extends the spending time frame by two years to 2028, adds two new funding streams for rural communities and trade projects, and creates the infrastructure bank.The bulk of the new money is forecast to be spent in 2027 and 2028, by which time the country will have gone through three more federal elections.— Follow @jpress on Twitter. Infrastructure bank a keystone in Liberal economic plan read more

On Human Rights Day UN officials highlight how every voice counts

United Nations officials today marked Human Rights Day by declaring that everyone has the right to be heard and to shape the decisions that affect their lives and communities. “International law is clear: No matter who you are, or where you live, your voice counts,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the Day, observed annually on 10 December. “On this Day, let us unite to defend your right to make it heard.” This year’s theme for the Day, which is being observed through numerous events around the world, is ‘Inclusion and the Right to Participate in Public Life.’ The General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December 1948 – and the date has since served to mark Human Rights Day worldwide. The UDHR sets out a broad range of fundamental human rights and freedoms to which all men and women, everywhere in the world, are entitled, without any distinction. In his message, Mr. Ban noted that there has been “undeniable” progress over the past century along the path of inclusion. However, far too many groups and individuals face obstacles, including women, indigenous peoples, religious and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities or those with a different sexual orientation or political opinion. “These are not just nice ideas,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, stated in her remarks to a Human Rights Day event in Geneva, referring to this year’s theme. “Millions of people have gone on to the streets over the past few years, some demanding civil and political rights, others demanding economic, social and cultural rights,” she said. “This groundswell is not simply a question of people demanding freedom to say what they think. “They have been asking for much more than that. They have been asking for their right to participate fully in the important decisions and policies affecting their daily lives. That means not only the democratic processes, but also the key economic decisions that can have such a huge impact on individuals, families, and even entire groups and nations.” In a separate statement for the Day, Ms. Pillay saluted all those who have suffered so much seeking what is rightfully theirs, saying that “we have a voice, we have our rights and we want to participate in the way our societies and economies are run.” The voices of too many women and girls, in particular, continue to be stifled through discrimination, threats and violence, the Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), Michelle Bachelet, said in her message for the Day. “This is holding back progress for women and for all members of society,” she stated. “Women’s participation is fundamental for sustainable development, peace and democracy. It is time to remove the barriers to women’s full and equal participation in the economy, in politics and in all aspects of public life.” Commenting on the Day, the UN peacekeeping chief noted how human rights are “at the heart” of the work carried out by the world body’s ‘blue helmets.’“Human rights teams are integrated into our large peacekeeping missions – they are focussed on protecting and promoting human rights in countries emerging from conflict and histories of large scale abuses,” said the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous. “Just as importantly, they help build national capacities and institutions so that the people of these countries can work to protect and promote human rights for the long term,” he added.The human rights components of UN peacekeeping missions work in close cooperation and coordination with other civilian and uniformed components of peace operations, particularly in relation to the protection of civilians, addressing conflict-related sexual violence and violations against children, strengthening respect for human rights and the rule of law through legal and judicial reform, security sector reform and prison system reform. As part of today’s celebration, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is holding a high-level event at its Paris headquarters in support of girls’ education, with a special tribute to Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old girl who was shot by the Taliban in October for her efforts to defend the education of girls in her native Pakistan. ‘Stand up for Malala – Girls’ education is a right’ aims to accelerate political action to ensure every girl’s right to go to school, and to advance girls’ education as an urgent priority. Speakers include UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown. “Whenever and wherever a young girl is forbidden from going to school, it’s an attack against all girls, against the right to learn, the right to live life to the full; and it is unacceptable,” Ms. Bokova stated last month in support for Malala, who is recovering in a hospital in the United Kingdom. UNESCO and the Government of Pakistan launched the Malala Fund for Girls’ Education at the event, with President Zardari announcing that his country would donate the first $10 million. In addition, participants adopted a Statement of Commitment to Girls’ Rights to Education, promising “to actively strive to make every effort to end all forms of violence against girls and to eliminate the obstacles that prevent them from attending school.”Observances for Human Rights Day also include a special event at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday on the role of leadership in the fight against homophobia, which is organized by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and a number of permanent missions to the UN as well as international human rights organizations. read more

Major Metso crusher launches at Steinexpo

first_imgAt Steinexpo, the biggest quarry exhibition in Europe, Metso will introduce the revolutionary Metso MX cone crusher featuring multi-action crushing technology to the European market, as well as the updated Lokotrack mobile jaw plants. Since the US launch in March, over 20 MX crushers have been sold globally.“The sales of MX crushers have really exceeded our expectations, and they are evidence of our customers’ desire to achieve longer uptime and reduced operating costs. Metso’s new MX cone, combining piston and rotating bowl adjusting technologies, fits well with the current needs of aggregates producers,” comments Jouni Mähönen, VP for Global Sales & Product Support at Metso.“We believe that interest in MX will be high in Europe, too, after Steinexpo. Metso has been known on this continent for decades as a main developer of cone crusher technologies. Introducing the multi-action MX shows that our commitment to finding new solutions for our customers continues to be strong,” Mähönen adds.The Metso MX4 being displayed during Steinexpo operates in the 315 kW power range. Benefiting from the maximum feed opening of 254 mm, the crusher can reach capacities of up to 600 t/h.During the Steinexpo exhibition, taking place in Homberg, Germany from August 30 to September 2, Metso will also display two examples of its proven, original range of Lokotrack mobile crushing plants.The Lokotrack LT120 presents a robust, 60-t quarry range meeting all customer requirements for capacity and total efficiency in primary crushing in quarries. The large, 1,200 ×870 mm jaw feed opening accepts even large feed sizes. Its sister model, the LT120E, enables economical full-electric use with an external power source.The more compact and recently updated LT96S is a very popular model in the German market in processing recycled materials. The optional active setting control ensures continuous process, while in case of a blockage, the jaw opens to prevent damage. ASC also returns the setting automatically to the previous setting used.“Both Lokotrack jaw plants on display represent the most popular crushing plants in their size classes globally. The key features of both are their good fuel economy, latest Tier 4 Final motor technology, safe use, and easy service,” says Jouni Hulttinen, Product Manager for Compact Lokotracks at Metso.last_img read more

UM gets mining contract for Equinox Aurizona

first_imgEquinox Gold Corp has announced that it has awarded the mining contract for its Aurizona gold mine in Brazil to U&M Mineração e Construção S/A (“U&M”). U&M is a Brazilian company with more than 40 years of mining contract experience offering earthworks, implementation and operation of mines and material-hauling services.The company has worked on a number of mining projects in Northern Brazil, including the Carajás iron ore mine for Vale and recently the Tucano gold mine for Beadell Resources. U&M is certified by ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and has a reputation for efficiency, safety and quality. U&M is currently mobilizing to site to commence mining activities in March.Aurizona Construction Highlights– Overall project is 30% complete and EPCM (engineering, procurement and construction management) activities are 45% complete as at the end of February– U&M mobilization is underway to commence mining activities in March– Tailings facility raise is substantially complete– Plant refurbishment is substantially complete– Project construction is fully funded– Construction remains on track to pour gold by late 2018The existing tailings facility is being raised to support the restart of operations with the first raise to be completed prior to production and two additional lifts to be completed over the life of the mine. The first tailings facility raise is substantially complete and the tailings facility is ready to receive and store water during the current wet season in anticipation of process plant start-up in the fourth quarter.Fabrication and assembly of the SAG mill and ball mill by CITIC Heavy Industries Co. is well advanced. Equinox Gold’s third-party inspector has been conducting regular visits to the manufacturing facility to confirm the quality of the mill fabrication. The mills remain on schedule with delivery to Aurizona expected in June 2018.Refurbishment of the existing CIP circuit and detox tanks is substantially complete and expected to be finished in March. Concrete work is 50% complete. The mill foundations are in place and the pedestals are expected to be completed in early March. First delivery of structural steel for new plant facilities is expected in March. Construction of the incinerator building is complete and full mechanical and electrical installation is expected to be finished in April.The high-voltage power upgrade required for the new plant is underway with longest lead items being delivered to site during March. In addition, infrastructure works to accommodate new equipment in two sub stations have commenced with completion and commissioning on schedule for Q3-2018. Aurizona has formalized with the Maranhão state electrical utility CEMAR to migrate to the “free market” in Q4-2018. With this formally in place, Aurizona will be able to purchase power from a variety of power suppliers in Northern Brazil at a lower cost than the current fixed-price arrangement.Equinox Gold has awarded a contract to SGS Geosol Brazil to supply and operate an on-site assay lab facility. Design and equipment purchases are underway with the expectation that the lab will be operational in phases and fully functional by the end of Q3-2018.last_img read more

Opportunity rover discovers conditions favorable to ancient Martian biology

first_imgNASA’s Opportunity rover has been on the red planet since 2004, traversing the rocky terrain and searching out interesting geology and Martian features. It was only designed for a 90 day mission, but it’s now coming up on the tenth anniversary of its launch. At a press conference today NASA announced what Opportunity has recently discovered, and what’s next.Opportunity has been wandering around near the rim of Endeavor Crater in an area called Cape York. The rover has been in search of just the right ancient rocks to solve some key mysteries. After months of painstaking analysis, the team managed to get a clean sample of one rock called Esperence 6. Opportunity’s principal investigator, Steve Squyres explained that Esperence 6 shows some of the best evidence for life-sustaining water in Mars’ past. Opportunity analyzed the mineral content of the rock, and found its profile to be almost identical to a clay mineral found on Earth called montmorillonite. The formation of this substance is believed to be tied to long-term exposure to neutral pH water. This is important because past evidence for water on Mars has pointed to low pH, highly acidic water. The environment around Cape York would have, in the words of Squyres, been compatible with life as we know it. That’s still stopping short of saying there is evidence for life.Opportunity is now making its way across a plane called Botany Bay enroute to a nearby rise in the Martian landscape dubbed Solander Point 1,300 meters away. When it arrives, the rover will position itself on the north-facing slope for the long winter to keep its solar panels in a good position. The exposed strata on Solander Point will also be of interest to the team once winter has ended. The team hopes to find more evidence of neutral pH water among the layers of rock.The now deceased Spirit rover was Opportunity’s sister robot, but it began having issues with its motors after only two years. Opportunity is still going strong, having only developed a slight case of flash memory amnesia where some of its storage has become slow from overuse. It has traveled 36.6km so far, which is 70 times the expected motor life. The team hopes the rover still has some life in it, but it could break down at any time. Unlike the newer Curiosity rover, Opportunity has virtually no redundant systems.Opportunity is expected to reach Solander Point shortly before August 1. Hopefully it soaks up some rays and comes back online as expected.last_img read more

Oxfam internal probe cannot rule out possibility Haiti officials hired underage sex

first_imgOxfam internal probe ‘cannot rule out’ possibility Haiti officials hired underage sex workers The charity has released a redacted copy of a 2011 internal report into the scandal. 8,321 Views THE FORMER OXFAM official at the centre of a prostitution scandal admitted to paying for sex at his charity-funded residence during an internal inquiry into the allegations, a report released today by the British organisation said.The report also said three Oxfam employees physically threatened a witness in the investigation into alleged sexual misconduct in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake there.The charity fired four staff members for gross misconduct and allowed three others, including former country director Roland van Hauwermeiren, to resign over allegations they hired young sex workers.The 68-year-old Belgian has denied organising orgies or visiting brothels on the Caribbean island, saying he told Oxfam he had engaged in “intimate relations some three times” at his home but did not pay for these liaisons.A redacted copy of the 2011 report made public by the charity said Van Hauwermeiren offered to resign after admitting to investigators that he had hired sex workers at Oxfam-funded accommodation.“During the interview the CD admitted to using prostitutes in his OGB (Oxfam Great Britain) residence,” the report said.During the inquiry, three employees also allegedly threatened a colleague who had been interviewed by investigators after witness details were leaked.“This incident resulted in three of the suspects… physically threatening and intimidating one of the witnesses who had been referred to in the report,” it said.Details of action taken against the suspects included dismissal for “bullying and intimidation of OGB staff” and misuse of Oxfam computing equipment “through the access and download of pornographic and illegal material”.‘Dignified exit’Oxfam has unveiled an action plan to tackle sexual harassment and abuse, and agreed not to bid for any more state funds until reforms were in place.It has faced accusations it was not transparent about the scandal, which has led to the resignation of its deputy head and high-profile ambassadors such as Desmond Tutu.The report said the charity negotiated a month’s notice period with Van Hauwermeiren and agreed to allow him “a phased and dignified exit” if he cooperated with the rest of the investigation.His dismissal could lead to “potentially serious implications for the programme, affiliate relationships and the rest of the investigation”, it said.The report said Oxfam officials had received an email in July that year alerting them to alleged sexual exploitation, fraud, negligence and nepotism during relief efforts.It concluded that the inquiry found no substantial evidence of fraud, nepotism or hiring underage sex workers, “although it cannot be ruled out that any of the prostitutes were underage”.The charity said it had released the report “to be as transparent as possible about the decisions made during the investigation and in recognition of the breach of trust that has been caused”.Van Hauwermeiren said in a letter published by Belgian media last week that he had not visited any brothels, nightclubs or bars in Haiti.“There were numerous men and women who tried to get into my house with all sorts of excuses to demand money, work, or to offer sexual services. But I never gave into these advances,” he wrote.In the letter he said he told Oxfam he had sexual relations with an “honourable, mature woman” and did not give her any money, but added he was however “deeply ashamed” of the incident.Oxfam said it had passed the names of the seven men accused of sexual misconduct to relevant authorities and has shared an unredacted version of the report with the Haitian ambassador in London.It added it would give a copy of the report to the Haitian government, which has said it would open a probe into the scandal, in a meeting planned for this morning.© – AFP 2018Read: Oxfam chief executive says criticism over prostitution scandal has been ‘disproportionate’Read: Oxfam Ireland to take the lead as global charity looks to remove ‘stain’ of sex scandal Share43 Tweet Email Monday 19 Feb 2018, 7:27 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: SIPA USA/PA Images By AFP Short URL Image: SIPA USA/PA Images 11 Comments Feb 19th 2018, 7:27 AM last_img read more

Amira Droudis gets 44 years jail sentence

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The final act of the ongoing saga of Sydney siege gunman, Man Haron Monis and his actions, was played on Wednesday in the NSW supreme court at Darlinghurst, when Amirah Droudis was sentenced for 44 years in jail, for the 2013 murder of Monis’ ex-wife. The 37 year old woman was found guilty for the horrific crime in November. The severity of her actions – she stabbed the victim 18 times and set the body on fire – led the court to give her a non-parole period of 33 years. The decision was met with a statement of relief by the victim’s family: “Today we are very happy that justice has been served to our only daughter. We would like to thank the judge, the legal team, the DPP and the police department, and our special thanks goes to all the police officers who were involved in this case for doing a great job from day one.”Despite her unquestionable moral culpability, Droudis herself was also found to be a victim of Monis, whom the court described as “an evil man” who had “clearly orchestrated and planned the murder”. Droudis’ lawyers said that she was repeatedly assaulted and abused, both physically and emotionally, by Monis during their relationship and that he had influenced her to convert to Islam, changing her name from Anastasia to Amirah, and appear to a series of extreme videos, in which she calls herself a “terrorist”. last_img read more

Une nouvelle espèce de dinosaure découverte au Chili

first_imgUne nouvelle espèce de dinosaure découverte au Chili L'”Atacamatitan” a été présenté jeudi par des paléontologues chiliens. Il s’agit d’une espèce de dinosaure jusqu’ici inconnue, un gigantesque herbivore qui était présent dans la région du Chili il y a environ 100 millions d’années.   David Rubilar est un des paléontologue auteur de la découverte du nouveau dinosaure qu’est l’Atacamatitan chilensis. Il a déclaré à l’AFP que ce dinosaure était le premier “à être baptisé au Chili”. La zone dans laquelle il a été trouvée est aujourd’hui le désert le plus aride du monde, mais il y a 100 millions d’années, dans cette même région, poussaient de nombreuses espèces végétales dont se nourrissait cet herbivore.  À lire aussiPourrions-nous redonner vie aux dinosaures comme dans Jurassic Park ?Ce gigantesque dinosaure devait mesurer huit mètres de long et peser environ cinq tonnes. L’équipe de paléontologues indique que la spécificité de ce dinosaure réside dans la finesse de ses membres. David Rubilar explique “sa particularité a été repérée à partir des vertèbres dorsales, de sa queue et de la forme de son fémur, plus svelte que celui de tous les autres dinosaures géants déjà découverts”.  Découvert en 2000, il a fallu étudier une dizaine d’années les fragments de ce dinosaure de façon à écarter avec certitude la présence d’un autre dinosaure identique sur le reste de la planète. La découverte a été attestée par la revue Anais de l’Académie des sciences brésilienne.Le 21 mars 2011 à 17:46 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Voter fraud already says Bahamas Parliamentary Registration

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 28, 2017 – Nassau – Voter fraud is apparently already being attempted by some citizens of the country, ahead of the 2017 General Elections.  The Parliamentary Registration Department says they have noticed a trend in all of the islands where individuals are trying to register twice and trying to collect two voters’ cards.Sherlyn Hall, Parliamentary Commissioner, has warned against the practice, saying the PRD is onto them and has systems in place not only to end but to detect the trend.  It is said the individuals would register at one site, collect their voter registration card and then head over to another center to register there and pick up a second card.  It apparently did not work.  Elections have to be held by May 7; Parliament is said to be on the wind down.  Nearly 150,000 Bahamians are not registered to vote.#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasGeneralElections2017#Voterfraud#letsvoteBahamas TCI: Two PNPs fingered for voter fraud, situation said to be on the way to AG Related Items:#BahamasGeneralElections2017, #LetsvoteBahamas, #magneticmedianews, #Voterfraud Fred Mitchell’ s Sour Grapes rant following FNM win. 88 Percent voter turnout Bahamas General Elections 2017 Recommended for youlast_img read more

Would be robbers subdued by store owner and employee

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #robberssubduedinstore Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 2, 2017 – Nassau – Often it is not advised, but this time it turned out alright for a store owner who managed to subdue not one, but two would be robbers.   The men entered the store on East Street wielding a knife and demanding cash.  The convenience store owner and an employee jumped the men, held them and Police were called in.  An arrest of the pair was made.#magneticmedianews#robberssubduedinstore Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Fire damages home in Sunnyside neighborhood

first_imgInvestigators are looking into a house fire in Clark County’s Sunnyside neighborhood that started in multiple spots throughout the home’s first floor Friday afternoon. A neighbor called 911 at 1:49 p.m. Friday after spotting smoke coming from the roof of the two-story house at 6208 N.E. Wilding Road, according to Sarah Mitchelson, Fire District 6 public education coordinator. The home’s alarm system also went off.Nobody was home at the time. A bystander reported seeing the homeowner leave the house about 20 minutes before the fire was reported, Mitchelson said. When firefighters with Fire District 6 and the Vancouver Fire Department arrived at the house near Interstate 205 and Northeast St. Johns Road, they found black smoke coming out of the attic window. Inside, firefighters found fires started in multiple spots on the first floor, Mitchelson said. The outside of the house did not appear to be damaged by fire. Three Clark County fire marshals were called to the house to investigate.last_img read more

That iPhone 11 camera bump aint going anywhere

first_imgNew iPhone 11 leaks continue to support the square camera bump rumors and why Apple may move away from a Face ID enabled iPhone in China. In this week’s Apple Core round-up, we’re breaking down the latest rumors about the next iPhones and taking a look at the media fallout after Apple announced Jony Ive’s departure.  $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Share your voice Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier See It Best Buy Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors $999 Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See It $999 • reading • More iPhone 11 leaks and why Apple could ditch Face ID Now playing: Watch this: See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tags 0 Fresh iPhone 11 leaks and more Jony Ive news $999 Sprint CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See it Jony Ive Apple Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See All Boost Mobile 7:30 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Post a comment Apple iPhone XS Mobile Phones The iPhone 11 design is coming into focus Whether you’re a fan of the square camera bump or not, this is shaping up to be the final design for the 2019 iPhone lineup. Alleged CAD renders of the iPhone XS, XR and XS Max sequels appeared on tech leaks site Slashleaks this week. The new images show pretty the same iPhone 11 design we’ve been hearing about for nearly six months now, since long time leaker Steven Hemmerstoffer (@Onleaks on twitter) published the first images of the three-lens camera square back in January. All three phones have the same square, but in the case of the XR sequel the Slashleaks renders show it housing only two lenses. They also show a traditional lightning port on the bottom, suggesting Apple won’t make the leap to USB-C on the iPhone this year as earlier rumors had suggested.screen-shot-2019-07-04-at-10-15-04-pmAlleged iPhone XI CAD renders from Slashleaks. Slashleaks And even though we’re still about two months away from the next iPhone launch, case makers are already starting to bet on these designs. Filip Koroy, who goes by EverythingApplePro on YouTube, published a video showing the new iPhone 11 cases that are already being manufactured in China. He shows what they look like on the 3D mockups he has of the three designs (iPhone 11, 11R and 11 Max) and then puts them on the current line-up to show how much larger the camera module is compared to the 2018 line-up. According to the rumors, the 2019 iPhone 11 models will be a bit thicker than their predecessors, allowing the camera module to lie almost flush with the back of the phone despite its larger footprint. Looks aside, the iPhone’s camera is rumored to see big improvements in 2019. Those will include a new super-wide-angle option, more powerful zoom, better night shots capabilities and new software features with iOS 13.Apple may replace Face ID for Touch ID in ChinaThe other big iPhone news this week has to do with Apple’s plans to reinvigorate sales in China by offering a cheaper iPhone alternative. Apple may replace its current Face ID technology for a cheaper in-screen fingerprint scanner that would allow the company to lower production costs and reduce its iPhone prices in this market, according to a report in Chinese newspaper Global Times, cited in MacRumors. The US’s trade war with China and competition from other Chinese manufacturers offering phones at much lower prices have contributed to declining sales for Apple.  Apple will likely stick with Face ID as its main form of biometric identification, but the company may choose to include both and in-screen Touch ID and Face ID in the global versions of the 2019 iPhones.New reports about Jony Ive’s departure from Apple Last week Apple announced its chief designer, Jony Ive will leave the company after nearly 30 years. According to Apple, Ive is leaving to start his own design firm next year and will take on Apple as one of his main clients. But this wasn’t enough to stop media reports about the alleged terms of his departure from surfacing shortly after the news went public. This week a report published in the Wall Street Journal says the design guru had been distancing himself from Apple for years because of conflicting opinions about the direction the company was headed after Jobs. It says that the news didn’t come as much of a shock to many of his employees.  “Yet his departure from the company cements the triumph of operations over design at Apple, a fundamental shift from a business driven by hardware wizardry to one focused on maintaining profit margins and leveraging Apple’s past hardware success to sell software and services.” the report stated.  2018 Apple Autumn New Product Release ConferenceJony Ive’s departure marks the end of the Steve Jobs era.  VCG/Getty Images Tim Cook was apparently not in agreement with the Journal’s portrayal of the situation, calling the article “absurd” after it went live. In an email to NBC News, published on twitter by reporter Dylan Byers, the Apple CEO said, “A lot of the reporting, and certainly the conclusions, just don’t match with reality. At a base level, it shows a lack of understanding about how the design team works and how Apple works. It distorts relationships, decisions and events to the point that we just don’t recognize the company it claims to describe.”Ive hasn’t responded directly to the report, but is quoted in Apple’s original announcement praising the team and the company. The WSJ is standing behind its reporting despite the backlash.  More Apple newsJony Ive’s departure signals the end of the Steve Jobs eraThe 15 most iconic Jony Ive products and designs at AppleApple may abandon butterfly switch keyboards last_img read more

Norman Geisler theologian and prolific author dies at 86

first_img News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Catholicism Buddhist official tells police alleged abuse victim was exploring her sexuality Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Share This! By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw News • Photos of the Week Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,Hispanic evangelical group offers to house migrant children in churches Share This! By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstwcenter_img Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,Norman Geisler in 2013. Courtesy photo(RNS) — Theologian and Christian apologist Norman Geisler, the author of dozens of books and the co-founder of two seminaries, has died. He was 86.His family announced his death on Monday (July 1) on his website.“It is with great sadness that we share this news that Norm Geisler passed away peacefully this morning,” reads the brief statement. “He has left behind an amazing legacy that will continue to have a ripple effect for many years to come.”In April, Southern Evangelical Seminary near Charlotte, North Carolina, announced Geisler was retiring from his teaching duties “due to health reasons.” Geisler co-founded that seminary in 1992.SES President Richard Land said Geisler influenced him as a seminary student in the early 1970s.“Dr. Geisler has been the ‘go to’ authority for more than two generations of evangelical seminary students who were looking for a bold, erudite, and uncompromisingly faithful defense of the inerrant, infallible Word of God and the historical doctrines of the Christian faith,” Land wrote in a tribute at The Christian Post. “His ministry was invaluable, and his influence incalculable.”Norman Geisler in 2004. Courtesy photoA philosopher and longtime defender of conservative Christian beliefs, Geisler founded the International Society of Christian Apologetics in 2006. Two years later, he co-founded Veritas Evangelical Seminary, a school in Santa Ana, California, now known as Veritas International University, according to the school’s history.The author of a four-volume set of books on systematic theology, Geisler spoke regularly at SES’ National Conference on Christian Apologetics. In the 1970s and 1980s, he was a prominent nationwide debater on topics ranging from abortion to creationism to the existence of God.In 1984, he appeared in a debate with Rabbi Harold Kushner over the question in the title of Kushner’s book, “Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?”William C. Roach, president of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, recalled Geisler’s contributions to Christian theology in a blog post on Monday.“In an era of church history when theology is in chaos, and the church is being shaken at its very core, and reality seems to be tossed to-and-fro with every wave of the sea,” Roach wrote, “we are grateful for the example of Dr. Geisler who stood as a beacon of truth shining forth in the midst of a dark world.”Roach added that Geisler was “much more than a scholar”; he was also a man who practiced what he preached. Roach, an adjunct professor at several institutions, including Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, recalled that the theologian would lend his car and a room of his home to people in need and “sing goofy Johnny Cash songs with his grandchildren.”A tweet from Defending Inerrancy, an initiative of scholars who believe the Bible is without error, described Geisler as the “greatest champion of full biblical inerrancy” in the last quarter of the 20th century and the first quarter of the 21st.Fellow Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias mourned the death of Geisler. Zacharias said that Geisler had been his professor in the 1970s and remained a mentor in the following years.“I owe more to him than anyone else for teaching me how to do apologetics for the Christian worldview,” Zacharias said in a tweet. “His death is a loss beyond words.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Tagsbiblical inerrancy homepage featured Norman Geisler obituary Ravi Zacharias Richard Land Southern Evangelical Seminary theologian,You may also like Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Adelle M. Banks Adelle M. Banks, production editor and a national reporter, joined RNS in 1995. An award-winning journalist, she previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.,Add Comment Click here to post a comment Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Share This! Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Emaillast_img read more

Rick Perry I Totally Support Trumps Ban On Transgender Troops

first_img Share Austin Price / The Texas TribuneU.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry speaks to the press after touring the Daikin Texas Technology Park in Waller, Texas, on July 28, 2017.U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he backs President Donald Trump’s move to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military.“I totally support the president in his decision,” Perry, an Air Force veteran and the former Governor of Texas, told reporters on Friday after speaking to workers at an air conditioning manufacturer. “The idea that the American people need to be paying for these types of operations to change your sex is not very wise from a standpoint of economics.”Trump announced the transgender troop ban earlier this week through a series of tweets that injected a fresh dose of confusion into a U.S. Capitol already best by political chaos.“After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States government will not accept or allow … transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military,” Trump tweeted. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming …victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption.”Perry, who frequently touts his five-year tenure as an Air Force cargo pilot, backed that position on Friday, speaking to reporters at Daikin Texas Technology Park, a sprawling campus that produces heating, ventilation and cooling equipment.“I think the president makes some good decisions about making sure that we have a force that is capable,” he said, focusing on the potential medical costs of sex reassignment surgeries.A Rand Corp. study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defense and published last year estimated that the cost of extending gender transition-related health care coverage to transgender troops would range from $2.4 million and $8.4 million.Trump’s critics have described the cost as minuscule, particularly when considering that the military spends $84 million each year on medicines to combat erectile dysfunction — nearly half of the sum on Viagra, according to a 2015 Military Times analysis.Asked about that comparison, Perry said: “You know what, I don’t check on the price of Viagra.” Also on Friday, Perry renewed his call for Washington to find a long-term storage site for thousands of metric tons of high-level radioactive waste piling up at nuclear reactor sites across the country — whether or not that includes Texas.“What I think is a tragedy is that we have 38 states that have nuclear waste that is stored in various forms of storage – some of it not very well protected,” he said. “And I do worry about that, from the standpoint of the citizens of this country. I think we have a moral obligation to address nuclear waste, to store it in a way that’s as safe as possible.”Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists — formerly owned by the late Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, a longtime political donor to Perry — has applied for a Nuclear Regulatory Commission permit to bring much of the nation’s high-level waste to its low-level radioactive waste dump in Andrews County. Due to financial turmoil, however, the company paused that effort in April.Perry, long bullish on the economic prospects of Texas as a home for the highly radioactive material, would not comment specifically on Waste Control Specialists’ struggles.“I think there’s a path forward for that company,” he told reporters. “I don’t know with great detail where they are from a business model.”last_img read more

Sandals Marriott sign deal for new 50 million hotel in Jamaica

first_imgSandals, Marriott sign deal for new $50 million hotel in Jamaica Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, January 24, 2017 KINGSTON — Sandals Resorts International has partnered with Marriott International to manage a new 220-room AC Hotels by Marriott property in Jamaica’s capital. Construction on the $50 million AC Kingston is now underway and the hotel is scheduled to open in winter 2019.According to reports, the hotel will include a 10,000 square foot conference centre and dining and retail space.Travellers are picking up on Kingston’s “renewed energy” and many are making Kingston their starting point before heading to their beach vacation, said Sandals CEO Adam Stewart. Sandals wants to make the new AC Kingston “a destination within a destination”, he said, adding that AC Hotels by Marriott “is the right brand to bring our vision to life.”center_img AC Hotels’ design DNA is European modernism, with sleek lines and muted colours. According to Marriott, AC Hotels is aimed at “a new kind of traveller – a creative, entrepreneurial and modern global traveller – who prefers to have fewer things, but expects them to be better than good.”More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”There are now close to 100 AC Hotels properties throughout Europe, North America and Latin America. The new AC Kingston will be the first in the Caribbean. Tags: Marriott, Sandals Resorts Travelweek Group last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAbercrombie & Kent has compiled their destination Hot List for 2019, the definitive go-to inventory for discerning travellers who want to take the road less travelled, visit hard-to-reach wilderness havens and immerse themselves in new cultures.A&K Regional Managing Director Sujata Raman said: “With more than 55 years’ experience, we have expanded our reach and worldwide connections to deliver authentic, meticulously planned and carefully curated journeys across the globe. Whether it’s a cruise along an iconic coastline, a journey through history, a unique wildlife encounter or a deeply spiritual sojourn, A&K’s Hot List has a journey to suit.”The luxury travel company’s 2019 Hot List is:ArmeniaThis tiny country in the southern Caucasus boasts one of the world’s oldest civilisations, was the earliest nation to adopt Christianity and produces world-famous brandy which is reported to have been distilled there since the 12th century.Why? It’s an unspoiled destination full of breathtaking mountain landscapes and amazing religious monuments, from churches and monasteries to an unexpected Hellenic style temple. The capital, Yerevan, is charming with wide, leafy boulevards lined with cafes and wine bars dishing up hearty cuisine and local varietals.A&K’s 13-day ‘Georgia & Armenia: Journey to the Caucasus’ visits Armenia and is priced from $8,995 per person.EgyptAfter a period of hiatus, Egypt is now firmly back and on trend. A&K knows this timeless destination like the back of its hand, with nine offices throughout the country and headquarters in Cairo, a fleet of small ships on the Nile, private docking facilities in Luxor and Aswan plus a stable of highly qualified Egyptologist guides.Why? Get there before the crowds return and check out the world’s most iconic ancient sights such as the Pyramids, Sphinx, pharaonic tombs and temples; cruise the Nile and stay in some grand historic hotels.A&K’s 9-day ‘Nile in Style’ is priced from $6,575 per person.The Kimberly by SeaThe spectacular Kimberley landscape and coastline is something every Australian should see. There’s ancient aboriginal rock art, tidal waterfalls, coral reefs, pristine mangrove ecosystems, coastal gorges, amazing birdlife, saltwater crocs and other wildlife. On the journey, guests travel aboard luxury all-balcony vessel Le Laperouse.Why? This 12-night journey is a first for A&K and its award-winning Expedition Team will be on board with leading experts including local indigenous personality Bart Pigram and photographer Philip Schubert, who has spent his whole life in WA and has a deep passion for and knowledge of the Kimberley region.A&K’s 13-day ‘Kimberley Cruise’ is priced from $18,295 per person.JapanThough steeped in tradition, parts of Japan are starkly new-age. The capital Tokyo is as modern a city as you’ll find with its skyscrapers, neon lights and fashionably dressed citizens yet kimono clad folk still frequent ancient Shinto shrines. There’s incredible architecture, a fascinating history, world-famous gardens and cutting-edge art installations.Why? See the cherry blossoms, watch sumo wrestlers in action, meet the women who free-dive for pearls, travel on world-famous bullet trains and dine on traditional Japanese cuisine.A&K’s 11-day ‘Japan: Culture & Customs‘ is priced from $16,795 per person.Akagera National Park, RwandaThe 100,000-hectare Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda boasts some of the most scenic savannah in Africa and is home to one of the continent’s highest hippo densities as well as elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, zebra, giraffe and a range of antelope species. A&K now has an office in the Rwandan capital and has added Akagera to its gorilla tracking program and safari portfolio.Why? Be among the first to stay at stunning new Magashi Camp, on the shores of Lake Rwanyakazinga, which opens early 2019 in Rwanda’s last protected savannah ecosystem where rare species like the eastern black rhino and shoebill stork are found.Ask A&K about incorporating Akagera into a tailor-made Rwandan safari.IsraelRefreshing yet authentically different, the Holy Land has a rich and ancient history and an abundance of atmospheric sights from Jerusalem and Nazareth to modern Tel Aviv and the starkly beautiful Negev Desert. With abundant hotel choices, stay in a superb boutique hotel surrounded by stunning Bauhaus architecture, a stately historic hotel in Jerusalem, a rock-built desert lodge and many more.Why? Wander the cobbled streets of old Jaffa, discover life on a kibbutz, swim in the Dead Sea and visit world-famous religious monuments held sacred by three faiths.A&K’s 11-day ‘Classic Israel’ is priced from $13,995 per person.UruguayRelatively little known, Uruguay may be pocket-sized but it packs a punch. With a perfectly preserved colonial heritage, a spectacular Atlantic coastline and raw rural scenery, it is well worth a visit on its own or in combination with neighbouring Argentina. Expect spectacular wines, a flavoursome meat-based cuisine and a rare musical heritage.Why? Savour Uruguayan delicacies in neighbourhood eateries, wander colonial streets in Colonia del Sacramento, explore vineyards and move to the beat of Candombe drums.A&K’s 5-day ‘Undiscovered Uruguay’ is priced from $2,895 per person.IrelandAncient legends, inspiring natural beauty, vibrant cities and imposing castles; a journey through Ireland delivers all this and more. From Georgian Dublin to the wild Galway coastline, the beloved Ring of Kerry and the Giant’s Causeway, soak up the charm of its villages, the lively folk music and the sheer beauty of this emerald isle.Why? Sip Jameson’s whiskey at the distillery, visit the Titanic museum, enjoy a round of golf or an interactive falconry display.A&K’s 12-day ‘Scotland & Ireland: Stories & Legends’ is priced from $10,325 per person.EstoniaThis is one of Europe’s least crowded, flattest and greenest countries with a long history of foreign domination and a newfound confidence. It has over 2,000 islands with lakes and rivers which drain into the Gulf of Finland and its capital, Tallinn, is one of the most captivating with ancient churches, medieval streets and noble merchants’ houses.Why? Admire the wonderfully preserved medieval architecture of the old town of Tallinn, home to Europe’s oldest apothecary, and dine on delightful Nordic cuisine.A&K’s 10-day ‘Capitals of the Baltic’ is priced from $11,665 per person.AmritsarIn India’s northwest, Amritsar is the spiritual centre of the Sikh religion with the famous Golden Temple at its heart. One of the country’s most serene sights it sits in stark contrast to the surrounding streets which are a hive of activity. In Amritsar, the food is almost as famous as the temple with street stalls, restaurants and cafes dishing up their take on the delectable Punjabi cuisine.Why? Join the steady flow of barefoot pilgrims at the Golden Temple, stop by the communal kitchens staffed by thousands of volunteers daily and watch the pomp and pageantry of the flag-lowering ceremony at the Wagah border.A&K will soon be releasing the 11-day ‘Fabled Hill Stations & the Golden Temple’ – price on application.Lead image: Armenia.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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