Leader of the Liberal Party speaks on caribou recovery efforts

first_img“Thankfully, nobody is buying it. For months, regional districts and provincial MLAs begged the provincial government to hold meaningful public consultations on how British Columbia would work with Ottawa to put together an effective plan to increase the dwindling caribou population. Despite promises to engage the public, the Horgan government announced that a draft plan had been reached between the province, some First Nations, and the federal government before any consultation occurred. With a draft plan already agreed to, the NDP declared a short five-week consultation period ending on April 25th only a few days before Ottawa’s deadline.It is said that staff from the Provincial and Federal Governments as well as the Saulteau and West Moberly First Nations will share information about the draft agreements and will answer questions.Chetwynd, Monday, April 1st, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Chetwynd Recreation Centre, 4552 North Access Rd.Fort St. John, Tuesday, April 2nd,5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre, 11308 Alaska Rd.Tumbler Ridge, Wednesday, April 3rd, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Trend Mountain Hotel and Conference Centre,375 Southgate St.Dawson Creek, Thursday, April 4th, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Encana Events Centre, #1 300 Hwy. 2Wilkinson shares his concern of this plan will have a major impact on the forest, mining, and tourism industries, noting recreational users may also find themselves unable to access the backcountry as a result.“We all want caribou numbers to rebound to a healthy level, but this can only be achieved if the public becomes an active part of the conversation. The fact that local knowledge and on-the-ground experience has been so overlooked, and only brought into the picture as a token afterthought once the plan had already been drafted, should trouble any observer,” said WilkinsonLocal MLAs are voicing their concerns about the plan for public consultation;MLA for Peace River South, Mike Bernier, says he is concerned that the Government took a long time to release a draft and will not provide a long enough time frame for public consultation on the agreement. Peace River North MLA, Dan Davies, echos the concerns that Bernier has on the issue saying that the Government is not providing enough time for public consultation on the draft and that stakeholders should have been included in the process.Both Bernier and Davies feel that the Government will go ahead with the draft agreement and then consult with stakeholders after the fact. VICTORIA, B.C. – A recent press release by Andrew Wilkinson shares his frustration with Premier Horgan’s plan for public consultation for engagement regarding the southern mountain caribou recovery program.Wilkinson starts by saying “British Columbians have seen right through Premier Horgan’s last minute “public consultation” on caribou recovery efforts. It is clear that staging a half-hearted public engagement was the only thing the NDP deemed necessary to move forward with their pre-determined plan. Forget listening to local residents with years of experience and deep knowledge of the wildlife and land base, this sham consultation is meant simply to placate every rural and northern British Columbian who lives, works, and plays in the backcountry while ignoring their voices.”The B.C. Government shared in a press release Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 they have scheduled community engagement sessions allowing the public to provide their feedback on two draft agreements to conserve southern mountain caribou populations.last_img read more

In Dire Financial Straits Moroccan State TV Channel 2M Cancels Two

By Sana ElouaziRabat – As a financial crisis continues to severely hit the Moroccan TV channel 2M, the state-owned media company is taking austere measures to pull up its fallen turnover rate by ceasing the broadcast of two of its flagship programs.Considered too expensive, the second national channel decided to revoke the 10-year-old program “Massar,” presented by Atik Benchiguer, in which he traces the paths of and pays tribute to prominent figures in different fields, reported the daily Assabah on December 18. The daily reported that 2M is no longer able to pay the MAD 60,000 given to each guest of Benchiguer’s show.The program “Nghanniwha Maghribia” (“Let’s Sing it Moroccan”) was also the target of this purge, given that all the singers and musicians invited were paid at least MAD 10,000 per person, which have helped sink the channel’s bank account into a dreadful financial crisis over the past few months.The new policy of the second channel will be to produce programs with the lowest possible costs. Priority will be given to less expensive programs, such as “Kif Kounti ou Kif Oulliti” (“How You Were and How You Became”) by Hicham Mesrar.The newspaper reported that this entertainment show was spared cancellation since the guests come for free.Same goes for “Rachid Show,” presented by Rachid Allali, who has a myriad of sponsors, even though he was called by the channel to invite only national or international celebrities passing through Rabat or  Casablanca, where the company’s headquarter is located, to avoid paying for their transportation.According to a report released by the Court of Auditors in 2015, the company SOREDAD which has been in charge of running the TV channel since 1989, has been in a deficit since 2008, because its turnover can not cover the total of its expenses.Following the report, the employees have lambasted the line ministry, the general management, and the board of directors for the channel’s current financial crisis, and called for a new relevant economic model in line with the conclusions of the Court of Auditors.The daily also added that negotiations are underway with Emirati investors to pull the channel out of its crisis.This is not the first time when the company has faced a financial crisis. In fact, after seven years of activity, the National Society of Investment (ONA), the major shareholder, withdrew from the management of the TV channel due to financial reasons. The Moroccan state took over the control of 2M, holding 68 percent of its capital. read more

Hervé Renards Future with the Atlas Lions in Discussion

Rabat- After all the frustration and public fervor that marked Morocco’s Group B World Cup performance in Russia, another question is now preoccupying Morocco’s footballing conversation: Will Hervé Renard retain his position as coach of the national team?Disappointed but proudMorocco’s early exit from the ongoing FIFA World Cup has received a wide range of interpretations both within and without Morocco. Whereas some say that failing to beat Iran was an avoidable mistake that then culminated in the team’s disappointing exit from the tournament, others are adamant that Renard’s side played well but was unlucky.But for all the frustration and disappointment brought by a very early exit from the World Cup to a football-loving nation with high expectations that had not participated in the tournament since 1998, there is a consensus that the team’s performance and mentality have vastly improved since Renard signed with the national squad in 2016. Before Germany’s shocking exit yesterday, some pundits had said Morocco is the best team to have failed to reach the knockout stages, reflecting the cohesion and sporting spirit that Renard’s men displayed.Renard should staySensing the fuss surrounding Renard’s future with the Atlas Lions, Fouzi Lekjaa, president of the  Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), took the initiative to “exclusively speak to the national coach,” according to Al Ahdath Al Maghribia. Thanking the Frenchman for his team’s performance in Russia, the FRMF president reportedly reiterated his trust in Renard, saying that the Moroccan public liked and appreciated what he and his men showed in Russia.Quoting sources close to the FRMF, Al Ahdath Maghribia noted that the final decision regarding Renard’s future with the Atlas Lions will be reached by early July. According to the Casablanca-based outlet, Renard’s future is “an urgent issue for Moroccan football,” especially as other countries—Egypt and Algeria, for example—are keen to call on Renard to coach their national sides. Kheireddine Zetchi, the president of the Algerian Football Federation, is said to have made public Algeria’s interest in signing the French tactician.Among Moroccan players, the general mood is that Renard should stay. Players say they are happy with his coaching style and his approach to the game. “He must stay. He should not go,” said midfielder Mbark Boussoufa. Boussoufa added: “The coach has done a remarkable job, and he should be allowed to continue what he started two years ago.”Hervé Renard has not yet made any public statement regarding his future with the Atlas Lions following the team’s World Cup performance. He has said he would make an announcement at the appropriate time. Sources close to the Frenchman have, however, been quoted as saying that Renard is attached to Moroccan football and is willing to renew his commitment to “complete his mission.” read more

UN force commander confers with Lebanese Israelis on recent incidents

UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Commander Major General Claudio Graziano also reviewed the situation in the village of Ghajar, where Israel still occupies the northern part although it should have withdrawn in compliance with Security Council resolution 1701.“We are hopeful that we will soon reach an understanding on the UNIFIL proposal that will facilitate Israel’s withdrawal from the northern part of the village of Ghajar,” he said afterwards.Resolution 1701 expanded UNIFIL, which currently has nearly 13,000 military personnel, and called for an end to hostilities, respect for the so-called Blue Line separating the Israeli and Lebanese sides, disarming militias including Hizbollah, and an end to arms smuggling.Hizbollah has not disarmed, and last month Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams said sporadic rocket launches into Israel, almost daily Israeli flights over Lebanon, the active maintenance of an arms depot by Hizbollah and the apparently Israeli surveillance equipment left on Lebanese territory raised the spectre of a potential escalation. 8 December 2009The military chief of United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon today discussed with senior Lebanese and Israeli military officials recent incidents in the south, where Israel fought a 34-day war with Hizbollah in 2006. read more

Hunger reached alarming tenyear high in 2017 according to latest UN report

The report estimates that the number of undernourished globally, increased to 821 million in 2017; meaning that one in every nine people, does not have enough to eat.It was published on Tuesday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO). “We now have three years of global hunger or chronic deprivation”, Cindy Holleman, Senior Economist at FAO, told UN News in an interview on Tuesday. “Many governments and organisations had made a lot of achievements in reducing hunger and it had been falling for 10-15 years,” she said, adding that “the levels of hunger are now where they were, almost a decade ago.”Noting that “this is an alarming signal,” she explained that the increase is mostly due to three drivers across the world: the intensification of conflict, an economic downturn and the effects of climate change.  The report emphasizes that climate variability and extremes are already undermining food production in some regions and, if action to mitigate disaster risk reduction and preparedness is not taken, the situation will only get worse as temperatures are expected to continue to rise and become more extreme.“We must also keep in mind that the underlying factors or causes of hunger are also poverty, and inequalities and marginalization”, Ms. Holleman added, stressing that, as the world works to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, addressing these root causes will be as critical as implementing peace and climate resilience initiatives.The report reveals that while some progress continues to be made in reducing child stunting, levels remain very high with nearly 151 million children aged under five – 22 per cent – affected by stunting. In addition, wasting continues to affect over 51 million children aged under five which places them at higher risk of morbidity and mortality. Regarding adult obesity, the report highlights that the situation is also getting worse. More than one in eight adults in the world is now endangering their health from being overweight; or more than 672 million. read more

Game Set Match Mrs Williams Serena Wins at Wimbledon

Serena Williams of the US plays a return to Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands during the women’s singles first round match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON (AP) — Now that she’s “Mrs. Williams,” per the Wimbledon chair umpire, now that she’s a mother, now that she is back on tour, Serena Williams is ready to rediscover her full complement of shots and full ability to dominate.“Not only do I expect to win,” she said Monday after picking up a victory in her first match at the All England Club in two years, “I expect to win emphatically.”Williams found herself in a bit of a jam against 105th-ranked Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands, down by a break in the second set on a windy afternoon. And then, a five-game run and 25 minutes later, Williams had completed the 7-5, 6-3 result.“I have such high expectations of myself,” said Williams, whose 23 Grand Slam singles championships include seven at Wimbledon, so she was seeded 25th even though her ranking is 181st following an extended absence. “I don’t go out there expecting to ‘do well’ or ‘see what happens.’ That’s just not me.”Day 1 at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament featured some mild surprises, such as U.S. Open champion and French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens’ third first-round exit in the past five majors, and losses by No. 5 Elina Svitolina and No. 6 Grigor Dimitrov (to three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka).Also drawing attention was eight-time Wimbledon champ Roger Federer’s new clothing sponsorship, during his easy-as-can-be victory at Centre Court.Nothing feels as significant in tennis today, though, as what Williams does — because of what she’s accomplished in the past and because of what she’s trying to accomplish in the present, with a baby in tow. Not that she’s unique: Other mothers who won Monday included 57th-ranked Tatjana Maria of Germany, who beat Svitolina 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1; former No. 1 and two-time Australian Open titlist Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina of Russia.“The tougher balance, for me, is to be able to spend time away from my son and be OK with taking, sometimes, time for myself, which is a struggle sometimes, because I really want to spend every second with him,” said Azarenka, who faces No. 7 seed Karolina Pliskova next.Williams has won 15 matches in a row at Wimbledon, a streak that encompasses titles in 2015 and 2016, although Williams said that hadn’t occurred to her until a reporter mentioned it. The 36-year-old American sat out the tournament last year while pregnant; she gave birth to a daughter in September and married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in November (hence the change from “Miss Williams” over the arena microphone).This is only Williams’ second major tournament in nearly 1½ years. She returned at the French Open in May and won three matches there before withdrawing with an injured pectoral muscle. She went a few weeks without even attempting to serve, while healing, and insisted she wasn’t entirely sure how she’d fare with that stroke Monday.Rus rolled her eyes at that notion after the match, saying: “I mean, she doesn’t start a tournament if she’s not prepared.”Maybe so, but Williams double-faulted on the initial point, and dropped in some offerings in the low 80s mph, rather slow for her.Then she revved it up, getting to 115 mph in each set.“Serving good,” Rus observed. “Hard.”Still, Williams had her issues. She lost her footing and tumbled at one point. She got upset by a line judge’s mistaken call that led to the replay of a point she should have won but instead lost. She was down love-30 on her serve and trailing 3-1 in the second set after a run of 7 of 8 points for Rus.“Almost,” Rus lamented later, “like a double-break.”Almost, but not quite.Williams came back to hold there and wouldn’t drop another game the rest of the way, dealing better with the wind that whipped this way and that at No. 1 Court and marking terrific passing shots with those customary cries of “Come on!”Her sister, five-time Wimbledon champion and 2017 finalist Venus, had far more trouble across the grounds at No. 2 Court, slipping to the turf a couple of times and barely moving on with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-1 win against Johanna Larsson of Sweden, who dropped to 0-8 at the All England Club.The Williams siblings aren’t playing doubles in this tournament, the way they did at Roland Garros, and that’s a good thing for Mom: It gives her more time with her child.“I felt guilty,” Williams said about her time in Paris. “I was like, ‘I haven’t seen Olympia.’ Like, ‘What am I doing?’ … Now that I’m not playing doubles in this event, I have the day off, I think that will help.”It might take time to figure out how to balance her job with her career, just like for many a parent.“I’m adjusting well. I spend so much time with her every single day. We, like, literally do everything. I really don’t like being away from her,” Williams said. “I also think it’s healthy, in a way, for me to do what I need to do, be that working mom, then go back home and be the mom.” read more

BASF introduces Master Builders Solutions global brand

first_imgBASF has introduced its new global brand Master Builders Solutions® to the underground construction industry, encompassing tunnelling, hardrock mining and coal mining. The company said that the enw global brand is a sign of its commitment to the industry and that the new name has already been regionally launched in Asia Pacific. Through several phases, Master Builders Solutions will be rolled-out worldwide by the end of the first quarter 2014.The portfolio of products and services marketed under the Master Builders Solutions brand embraces chemical solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of buildings and infrastructure: concrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for mining and tunnelling, waterproofing, concrete protection and repair products, grouts and high-performance flooring products.“Master Builders Solutions embodies our ability to collaborate across technologies and functions on a global scale. That way we create solutions geared to meet the individual construction chemical challenges of our customers,” said Dr Tilman Krauch, President of BASF’s Construction Chemicals division. Many solutions from BASF’s broad portfolio for the construction industry also contribute to the success of underground construction projects, some of them addressing specific chemical challenges experienced in tunnelling or mining. “The Master Builders Solutions brand will help our customers in the underground construction industry to see even better our overall range of solutions serving their needs from concrete admixtures or waterproofing solutions through to shotcrete accelerators, injections or TBM products”, said Matthew Ross, Global Head of the Underground Construction team of BASF.Under the new brand, the chemical solutions continue to focus on safety, efficiency and longevity and thus sustainability in order to fulfill the long term needs of tunnels and mines. The company’s large R&D assets are an important base for an ongoing set of innovations to support the industry’s needs. In one single project, the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland, BASF has delivered concrete admixtures, shotcrete accelerator and fire protecting grouts for approximately 20 km of the 57 km long tunnel.The range of products and services offered under the Master Builders Solutions brand features a globalised naming system and will be introduced in phases. For the Underground Construction business segment the product name MasterRoc will be used for sprayed concrete; injectiom; TBM; waterproofing membranes; and mine backfill. In addition to the products that now come under MasterRoc, BASF offers concrete admixtures and MasterSeal waterproofing solutions to the underground construction industries.last_img read more

Ulster Bank assets to be transferred to RBS bad bank

first_imgULSTER BANK WILL have £9 billion of high-risk or non-performing assets managed within a new ‘bad bank’ following a UK Government review of its parent company the Royal Bank of Scotland.The UK taxpayer rescued RBS will create an internal ‘bad bank’ to run down a total of £38 billion of high-risk assets and accelerate its return to the private sector.RBS will also undertake a comprehensive review of Ulster Bank to “identify a sustainable business model for supporting the Northern Irish and Irish economies” which will report in February 2014.The review says that analysts do not expect Ulster Bank’s cores business to break-even until 2015 at the earliest, and even from this point to generate only single-digit returns.This has been driven by ongoing loan losses despite the transfer of £18 billion of low-quality lending to RBS’s non-core division.Ulster Bank’s impairment charge represents 3.1 per cent of gross assets, which is ten times the loss rate suffered in the UK retail division and was substantially larger than Ulster’s income.Impairment charges reflect the decline in potential profits from unrealised assets.Bad bankRBS hopes to remove all of the toxic assets, equivalent to $61 billion or €45 billion euros, from its balance sheet over the next three years, the bank said in a statement as it announced also a third-quarter net loss of £828 million.The lender, 81 per cent owned by the British government after the world’s biggest banking bailout in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, said it had decided against creating an external ‘bad bank’ owing to the risk and expense involved.“Our goal is to remove between 55 per cent and 70 per cent of these assets over the next two years,” RBS chief executive Ross McEwan said in the statement.Additional reporting by © – AFPRead: Danske Bank Ireland to close for personal customers with loss of 150 jobs >Read: Work to do on mortgage restructuring as long-term arrears remain high >last_img read more

G2 iPhone 4 or HTC Surround which smartphone grills faster

first_imgWhen shopping for a smartphone what flavor do you tend to lean toward? Are you hopping on board with Microsoft and their new Windows Phone 7, following the masses to Android or are you an Apple fan and love your iPhone? The final question has to be do you like your smartphone cooked medium rare, medium or well done?The folks at EZ Grill apparently like their smartphones well done regardless of the type of phone based on a new video they have put together. It answers the question many smartphone users have never thought to ask. That is, which smartphone grills faster? So, with a $599 Android G2, a $549 Windows Phone 7 HTC Surround, a $731 iPhone 4 and the classic $10 EZ Grill the company decided to find out.I won’t give away any spoilers which ultimately answer which smartphone grills faster, but what I will point out is the absolute care the cook in the video takes to properly prepare the smartphones going as far as flipping them over when their screen first dies. Clearly, as any good outdoor cook knows, that’s done to seal in the flavor. Adding to the entertainment is the alarms that have been set to go off on each phone as they heat up during the experiment and the temperature warning which pops up on the screen of one phone like a turkey thermometer going off on Thanksgiving day.While some may tout the benefits of Android, Windows Phone 7 or the iPhone in common terms of multitasking, availability of applications and carrier support I think EZ Grill may be on to something with this experiment. I must honestly say I can’t think of any smartphone review which has included how fast the smartphone cooks on a grill.via YouTubelast_img read more

A Raspberry Pi can be powered by fire

first_imgThe Raspberry Pi is not only a tiny, cheap PC that can fit in your pocket, it’s also a very low power device. You can power it using just a USB connection, or if you have the right setup a lithium-ion battery will keep it going for a few hours. Even solar power is an option if you have a panel handy. There is another power source for the Pi we hadn’t considered before, though. You can also power it using fire.Back in 2012 BioLite released a device called the CampStove. It was designed to charge your gadgets by converting the heat from a small fire into electricity. That power is then fed to your gadget of choice over a USB connection. The only worry with such a charging solution is keeping your expensive gadgets far enough away from the hot fire not to be damaged while they draw power. A long USB cable is therefore recommended.And of course, if the CampStove produces enough power to charge a battery over USB, it should also be capable of powering a Raspberry Pi. And Mike Vanderpool, who works at ValleyApps, has proved this by hooking one up to his Pi and sharing the image you see above of it booted up on a portable display.The only downside is the cost of the BioLite CampStove, which has an RRP of $129.95. But if you want to use a Pi next time you go camping, and have a portable display, add this to your list of potential power solutions. If it’s going to be cold where you are, that’s just another reason to opt for power generation by fire.last_img read more

Bouncer regulation needed

first_imgThe death of 30-year-old Jerry Karamesinis, who died at the hands of a bouncer, has sparked the coroner to call on tougher regulations on bouncers and crowd control. Coroner Jennifer Coate recommended to an inquest into the death of Karamesinis that all new security staff to be put on probation and undergo drug and alcohol testing if violence does break out. Karamesinis died from head injuries that he sustained after being hit by a bouncer outside a Frankston club in May 2007. The lawyer representing Karamesinis’ widow told the court that this has exposed bigger problems in the security industry. In the past ten years, 35 people have died in or around Victorian nightclubs due to the security industry. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Two Greek Orthodox Churches will cover all expenses for Tom Angelopoulos funeral

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Two Greek Orthodox Churches have offered to cover all funeral expenses for late Greek migrant, Anastasios Angelopoulos, whose body remains in the Townsville hospital’s mortuary, since his passing last June, due to -what appears to be- an intransigent bureaucracy.“I spoke to Rev. Alexios Kapandritis earlier in the week and he confirmed that the Greek Parish Community of Saints Theodore, Townsville together with the Parish of St. John the Baptist, Cairns will proceed to cover all of my father’s funeral costs,” said Mr Angelo Angelopoulos. Following his father’s death, Mr Angelopoulos sought financial assistance from the Coroner under the Queensland Government’s Burial Assistance Scheme, as he was not in a financial position to cover his father’s funeral costs.In his application, the 60-year-old Queensland resident also provided evidence to the Government that it is a requirement under Canon Law in the Eastern Orthodox religion to hold a church service prior to a burial service.Mr Angelopoulos was granted financial assistance on the condition that he didn’t conduct a private viewing and a church service, despite there being no additional cost to the State for these apart from the cost of transporting the deceased to and from the church.A law student himself, the 60-year-old son alleges that the Queensland Government is engaging in religious discrimination and is in breach of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld). Together with Human Rights and Civil Rights lawyer, Klaire Coles, Mr Angelopoulos has lodged a complaint with the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland (ADCQ).“My intention was never to beg for money, but to raise awareness about this matter which appears to be a case of religious discrimination that borders on disguised racism,” added Mr Angelopoulos.“I would like to express my gratitude towards the two Greek Orthodox Churches for offering to cover my father’s funeral costs, but I am even more determined now to continue to fight for the rights of the people that don’t have a voice in Australia. This is very much a public interest issue and a human rights issue irrespective of religion, financial status or cultural background.“It’s time to address it,” he concluded.The funeral service of late Anastasios Angelopoulos who migrated to Australia with his wife Lygeri in 1957, will be conducted next Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Greek Parish Community of Saints Theodore, in Townsville.last_img read more

Les femmes ont des enfants de plus en plus tard

first_imgLes femmes ont des enfants de plus en plus tardUne nouvelle étude de l’Institut national d’études démographiques (INED) montre que les femmes ont leur premier enfant de plus en plus tard, surtout lorsqu’elles sont diplômées. L’âge moyen du premier enfant chez les femmes ne cesse de reculer. En cause ? Les études supérieures. Selon l’INED, les femmes préfèrent aujourd’hui obtenir leur diplôme avant d’avoir leur premier bébé.Sans diplômes, les femmes auraient leur enfant aux alentours de 25 ans. Quand elles choisissent de poursuivre leurs études avant de penser à la grossesse, elles ont environ 30 ans au moment où leur aîné voit le jour.FranceSoir.fr ajoute que les femmes diplômées (majoritaires en France) ont en moyenne 1,8 enfant contre 2,5 pour les non diplômées. Cela explique le taux de fécondité faible dans l’Hexagone : 1,8 seulement. Le 14 janvier 2011 à 16:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Prince Harry salutes war dead at Arlington

first_img WASHINGTON — Britain’s Prince Harry saluted America’s war dead in somber remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, pausing, too, to place flowers on the tombstone of John F. Kennedy and visit the grave of a British World War II hero buried far from home.There were none of the shrieking throngs that greeted his arrival Thursday on Capitol Hill at the opening of his weeklong U.S. visit, only solemn reflection at gravesites and time-honored ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.Harry, a British Army captain who has served twice in Afghanistan, laid a wreath at the grave of another veteran of that war, Army soldier Michael L. Stansbery Jr., 21, of Mount Juliet, Tenn. He left a note reading: “To my comrades-in-arms of the United States of America, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of freedom. Captain Harry Wales.”Stansbery, a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient, was killed July 30, 2010, by an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol in Afghanistan. His grave was chosen randomly for the prince’s honor, among thousands marking the resting places of the fallen from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.Elizabeth Jennings of Arlington was in Section 60 tending to the grave of her brother-in-law and unaware that Prince Harry was just a few feet away until she was told. “I think it’s really great that he’s paying his respects,” said Jennings, whose brother-in-law Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jonas Kelsall was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. “They’re all brothers-in-arms.” Wearing his British Army uniform, Britain’s Prince Harry visits Friday with wounded warriors undergoing physical therapy at the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., just outside Washington.last_img read more

Employee Benefits Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

first_imgThe shortlist for the Employee Benefits Awards 2016 has now been revealed. The full shortlist can be viewed here.Congratulations to all of the organisations that have been shortlisted.Thank you to all those who entered this year’s awards and to our expert judging panel.Winners will be announced at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party on Friday 3 June. The highly-anticipated event will take place at the Artillery Garden at the HAC, London.The event will celebrate the industry’s achievements and hard work over the last year, and provide the opportunity to network and unwind. In addition to the lunchtime awards ceremony, the event will see the return of fairground games and rides, such as the dodgems, carousel and big wheel.For more information and to reserve your seats.last_img read more

Regional Maine Titles Down East and Dispatch Merge Sales Teams

first_img The venture is clearly a lift for the 20,000-circulation Dispatch, however. The Bangor Daily News reports the title reduced staff late last year, losing its managing editor, a salesperson and the art director. See Also: The Persistence of Print: A Q&A with Down East Enterprise Inc. president and CEO Bob Fernald Dispatch founder Frank Copsidas will remain the title’s publisher. Further, the two titles will be working together on producing editorial content under the direction of Down East editor-in-chief Kathleen Fleury. Financial terms of the partnership were not released and representatives at Down East declined to elaborate. A spokesperson did note, however, that the deal is not a sale, nor is it a licensing agreement. Functionally, the two sales teams will each be selling for both brands. “The sales staff is going to be merged. It’s a cooperative publishing arrangement. The sales staff will be cross-selling, which is a good thing for both magazines’ advertisers,” says the spokesperson. In what’s being described as a “cooperative publishing arrangement,” Down East and Dispatch, two regional titles serving the the state of Maine, have agreed to merge their sales teams to cross-sell the two brands.last_img read more

On Location LA Revisit Punks Past With Noodles Of The Offspring

first_img Email Twitter “On Location: L.A.”: Revisit Punk’s Past With Noodles Of The Offspring Facebook The guitarist and surfing and skating enthusiast shares gems of his rebellious past in the City of AngelsAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Aug 21, 2018 – 12:18 pm In the latest episode of the Recording Academy’s new music and travel series “On Location,” Noodles, the guitarist of the Offspring, gives us a behind the scenes look at Los Angeles’ punk past. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Aug 21, 2018 – 12:18 pm Offspring’s Noodles On Punk’s Roots News In “On Location: L.A.” host Charlie Travers chats with musicians around the City of Angels to get a deeper sense of its historic past and rich music culture. To dive into L.A.’s punk scene, she meets up with long-time surfer and rebel Noodles at the International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach, where in his younger years he used to frequent punk shows and raise hell on his skateboard.”Skating in the street wasn’t the worst thing I did, but it was par for the course,” Noodles says. “Punk rock is about breaking the rules. All rock and roll, really, is about breaking the rules.”He shares that the museum used to be Safari Sam’s back in the ’80s, a music venue that hosted many punk bands in its two-year lifespan, a popular hangout for rebels like himself. Its beachside location fit in well with the reemerging skate and surf scene at the time.”I don’t know what came first, whether the skating and surfing came first, or the music came first,” says Noodless, “but I know a lot of the same people gravitated to both.”In the full episode Travers meets with other musicians and explores more of L.A.’s hidden gems, including visiting DJ/producer Moby at his sustainable vegan restaurant, and taking the scenic route through Malibu with 311’s Nick Hexum.Noodles has been keeping the punk spirit alive this summer as he and the Offspring team up with Hexum and 311 to play shows across the U.S. with the Never-Ending Summer Tour.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” Visit L.A.’s Punk Past With Offspring’s Noodles location-la-revisit-punks-past-noodles-offspringlast_img read more

Senate president aims to finish session in Juneau

first_imgThe Legislature didn’t take any actions Monday as it began the second week after the scheduled end of the session. But Senate President Kevin Meyer said he’d like to see the Legislature complete its work soon.Download AudioSenate President Kevin Meyer, Jan. 26, 2015. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)“In my mind … as longer as we’re making progress, let’s just keep working,” Meyer said. The biggest stumbling block for completing the session is finding agreement on changes to oil and gas taxes. Legislators also are considering major reforms to the state’s criminal justice and sentencing system. Lawmakers must finish work on the state budget. And they’re weighing whether to draw money from Permanent Fund earnings to help pay for it. This could lead to a cut in the size of Permanent Fund dividends.Meyer said the Senate will be ready to act on the budget and Permanent Fund bills once the House finishes its work on oil and gas tax credits.It’s not clear how long the Legislature will remain in Juneau. Construction work has begun on the Capitol building.The session was scheduled to end on April 17. Under the Constitution, the regular session can go until May 18. A special session could be held on the road system, but Meyer would like to see the Legislature finish in Juneau.“Progress isn’t going as quickly as we’d hoped in the House,” Meyer said. “It’s my desire, and I think most of us in the Senate, is that since we’re in regular session, sessions are held in Juneau.”Meyer and other legislators and staff members planned to visit different sites around Juneau to see if they could host the Legislature while the Capitol building is under construction. The construction is scheduled to intensify next week.Centennial Hall Convention Center and the Bill Ray Center office building are potential sites for Legislative activities.The House Finance Committee is planning to consider amendments to the criminal justice and sentencing bill Tuesday.last_img read more

CID look for 25 allegedly involved in question paper leaks

first_imgduThe Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police is looking for 25 persons allegedly involved in the question paper leaks at different institutions, said a senior CID official.Another 21, including seven Dhaka University (DU) students, were detained earlier. A few of them claimed in court that they were underage.Earlier, four arrested on charges of DU and other institution’s question paper leak, have been released on bail. Three of them are DU students. The accused gave confessional statement to the court.CID’s special superintendent of police Molla Mohammad Nazrul Islam told Prothom Alo, all 25 accused have given confessional statements in court. They also provided other names and the CID will soon arrest them.Police arrested BCL leader Mahiuddin Rana and Abdullah Al Mamun in a drive on 19 October from DU’s Shahidullah residential hall. CID inspector Md Ashrafuzzaman filed a case under the ICT act and public examination (offence) act the next day.According to the case statement, DU student Tanzil, former assistant director of BKSP, Olip Biswash, Olip’s brother Utpal and Zenith are involved in the crime. They work as a unified gang and provide electronic devices to the candidates to copy the question papers from the exam hall. They prepare an answer sheet and provide them as soon as the candidates send the question papers over phone.last_img read more

10000 protest Trump in Edinburgh

first_imgUS president Donald Trump waves to protesters while playing golf at Turnberry golf club, Scotland, Saturday, 14 July 2018. Trump is spending the weekend at his sea-side Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland, where aides had said he would be busy preparing for his Monday summit in Helsinki, Finland. Photo : APFrom the capital of Edinburgh to seaside golf resorts, thousands in Scotland staged colorful, peaceful protests against Donald Trump on Saturday as the US president played golf at one of his luxury retreats.Trump and his wife, Melania, are spending the weekend out of the spotlight at his Scottish golf resort at Turnberry, on the western coast, ahead of his summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.On the beach outside the resort, a dozen demonstrators staged a “protest picnic,” chanting “Trump is a racist! Trump is a liar!” as hotel guests played golf just 100 meters (yards) away. A line of police, some on horseback, separated the protesters from the golf course. Snipers were also perched atop a nearby tower overlooking the vast property.Police were still trying to find a paraglider who breached a no-fly zone Friday night and flew a Greenpeace protest banner over the resort.The glider carried a banner reading “Trump: Well Below Par” to protest his environmental and immigration policies. Greenpeace, in a statement, claimed the protest forced the president to take cover, saying “as the glider appears overhead, the president can be seen making for the entrance, breaking into a trot.”The environmental group said it had told police about the stunt 10 minutes before the glider arrived.Detective inspector Stephen McCulloch said the protester breached a no-fly zone over Turnberry hotel, committing a criminal offence.On the eastern side of Scotland, dozens of others protested Saturday outside Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen. One woman climbed onto a wall surrounding the golf resort but was helped down by police.A much larger demonstration was staged in Edinburgh, where 10,000 people weaved through the capital’s streets in an anti-Trump protest as amused tourists looked on and motorists beeped their horns in support. A choir, a bagpiper, a tambourine band and poetry readings added to the carnival spirit.Protesters launched into the sky a 20-foot (6-meter) tall blimp depicting Trump as an angry orange baby holding a phone for tweeting. The same “Baby Donald” balloon flew Friday over anti-Trump protests in London, where thousands crammed the streets of the British capital to vent their anger over Trump’s first official visit to Britain.One protester in Edinburgh, posing as Spider-Man, carried a placard reminding the president that “with power comes responsibility.””I came to Edinburgh with my daughter to show her it’s important to stand up against men like Trump,” said Caroline Blake, 31, a beautician with her 4-year-old daughter. “Anybody who thinks it’s OK to grab women and talk about them like Trump does isn’t fit to be a president of anything.”Jonathon Shafi of the group Scotland Against Trump said he wanted to show solidarity with Americans against Trump.”It’s not acceptable that a president talks about grabbing women, separates children from their families and gives encouragement to fascist, racists, misogynists and homophobes,” he said. “We are not anti-American, just against Trump and his divisive regime.”Some walking by viewed the demonstration as a waste of time.”I don’t see the point,” said Beth Anderson, 43, an office administrator from Edinburgh. “What Trump does and says in America is a matter for the Americans. They say he hates women and is racist, but we’ve got people like that here too.”But others say it was important to send a message – even if it never reaches Trump himself.”I don’t think anything gets the message across to Trump, but I hope demonstrations like these encourage people in the States to fight the Trump regime,” said Eli Roth, a 56-year-old from California who is living in Edinburgh. “We need to show that there are people outside America who care about what is happening and that Trump has a global impact.”last_img read more