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Accident on the South Taylor Hill on Saturday leads to investigation

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at approximately 12:10 PM police and emergency services responded to a serious injury, two-vehicle collision on south Taylor Hill, Hwy 97.According to Mike Halskov, Cpl Media Relations Officer for the RCMP, Upon arrival, it was determined that the driver of a truck had collided with another vehicle, causing significant injuries to the lone occupant of the second vehicle, a man in his 40’s from the United States.He was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.Police entered into an impaired driving (by drug) investigation with the man who was driving the truck, a man in his 30’s from the local area who is known to police.The highway was closed for a period of time as police investigated this criminal collision.  Peace Regional Traffic Services (FSJ) and the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service are continuing with the investigation.Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Peace Regional Traffic Services in Ft. St. John at 250-787-8140, quoting file 2019-10135.No further information is available as the matter is under investigation.***An earlier version of this article had the incorrect date of the incident.  The collision happened on Saturday October 5, 2019.last_img read more

Ban confers with Israeli Foreign Minister on Middle East peace process

According to Mr. Ban’s spokesperson Michele Montas, they also talked about operational issues regarding humanitarian aid to Gaza and the West Bank, as well as Palestinian students who are not able to exit Gaza. Mr. Ban and Ms. Livni also conferred on the Annapolis process, the peace process launched in the United States city of that name late last year. In his meeting yesterday with Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak, the Secretary-General discussed Israeli settlements. Ms. Montas noted that Mr. Ban has said repeatedly that they do not help push the peace process forward. In a statement issued last week, he voiced deep concern about the announcement that the Ministry of Defence had issued an initial approval of 20 residential units in the Israeli military post of Maskiyot in the West Bank. “The Secretary-General has stressed many times before that settlement construction or expansion is contrary to international law,” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson. 31 July 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks with Israeli Foreign Minister Livni in New York today, with the two discussing the Middle East peace process, including the situation in Lebanon. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,334.34 up 52.99 points):Cline Mining Corp. (TSX:CMK): Miner. Down 11 cents, or 62.86 per cent, at 6.5 cents on 19,317,560 shares.Yellow Media Inc (TSX:YLO). Print and digital media. Unchanged at six cents on 13,736,533 shares.Allon Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:NPC). Biotechnology development. Down 40.5 cents, or 94.19 per cent, at 2.5 cents on 11,598,616 shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial services company. Up 43 cents, or 3.31 per cent, at $13.43 on 8,242,983 shares.Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Up 18 cents, or 1.62 per cent, at $11.27 on 5,638,050 shares.Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Down 19 cents, or 1.39 per cent, at $13.47 on 5,467,571 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,176 down 8.99 points):Vast Exploration Inc. (TSXV:VST). Miner. Up half a cent, or 100 per cent, at once cent on 9,945,061 shares.Orko Silver Corp. (TSXV:OK). Miner. Unchanged at $2.39 on 4,546,956 shares.Companies reporting major news:Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Up 13 cents, or 7.65 per cent, at $1.83 on 2,103,002 shares. Airline. The company is jumping into the low-cost leisure travel market with the launch of its new Rouge airline, which will begin flying on Canada Day to destinations in Europe and the Caribbean. The new airline will fly from Toronto to Venice in Italy and Edinburgh in Scotland, two destinations that currently aren’t served by Air Canada, and will serve Athens from Toronto and Montreal.CAE Inc. (TSX:CAE). Up 11 cents, or 1.09 per cent, at $10.16 on 1,369,322 shares. The company has sold four flight simulators and associated technology in two separate deals valued at a total of about $50 million, the Montreal-based company announced Tuesday. Two of the simulators are for the new C919 aircraft being developed by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd., also known as COMAC. by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 18, 2012 5:40 pm MDT read more

UN court reopens case on ancient temple at core of ThaiCambodian border

Nearly two years ago, the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered the two countries to withdraw their military personnel from around the Preah Vihear temple complex located in Cambodia, after renewed fatal skirmishes forced thousands of people to flee. The site is inscribed on the World Heritage List which is drawn up by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In inscribing it, UNESCO called the temple “an outstanding masterpiece of Khmer architecture, in terms of plan, decoration and relationship to the spectacular landscape environment” atop a 1,772-foot cliff. The hearings stem from Cambodia’s request for the ICJ to interpret the judgment it rendered in 1962, which found that the temple was “situated in territory under the sovereignty of Cambodia” and that Thailand was under an obligation to “withdraw any military or police forces … stationed by her at the temple, or in its vicinity on Cambodian territory.”In its request filed in April 2011, Cambodia argues that while Thailand recognizes Cambodia’s sovereignty over the Temple itself, it does not appear to recognize the sovereignty of Cambodia over the vicinity of the temple.In July 2011, the Court ordered both sides to withdraw their military personnel as part of provisional measures it said were urgently necessary because the potential risk of damage and renewed clashes were sufficiently serious. read more

UN rights experts applaud Netherlands Government decision to help homeless migrants

In a press release issued earlier today, Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty, François Crépeau, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, and Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, greeted the Dutch Government’s announcement as “a significant change” from its earlier stance. The Government had previously refused to give emergency food, clothing, and shelter (popularly called “bed, bath and bread” in the country), despite repeated disapproval by international and regional human rights bodies.In December, the European Committee of Social Rights, a body that oversees the European Social Charter, decided in two separate cases that the Netherlands was violating the right to emergency assistance of adult homeless irregular migrants. At the same time, the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights also expressed concern about the problem. The UN Special Rapporteurs, meanwhile, suggested that Dutch politicians were trying to score “political points” at the expense of the homeless irregular migrants in the national debate about immigration. “We commend the Dutch government for recognising by its change of position that anyone, irrespective of whether their stay in a country is lawful, has the right to an adequate standard of living, including food, clothing and housing, and that the responsible government is obliged to allocate resources consistent with its international human rights obligations,” the UN experts declared.Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.Mr. Aston, Mr. Crépeau and Ms. Farha said they looked forward to hearing from the Government in “more detail” and “as soon as possible” about their next steps to ensure that the municipalities do, indeed, receive the necessary funding, adding that they would closely monitor developments in the country. read more

UN experts urge Mexico to counter current smear campaign support right defenders

“The Mexican authorities should publicly recognize that defending human rights and victims of violations of human rights is not only legitimate, but fundamental to strengthen rule of law, accountability, and democracy within the country,” said Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders.The experts’ appeal comes amid a wave of criticism of human rights defenders, non-governmental organisations and members of international human rights bodies in various Mexican media outlets.In a targeted media campaign over the past month, several human rights defenders and civil society organizations have been accused of fraud and corruption, of defending alleged criminals and falsely claiming torture thus promoting impunity.“The work carried out by human rights defenders and civil society in Mexico has actively contributed to promoting victim’s access to justice and truth, and is particularly important in a context where serious human rights violations occur and for a large part remain in impunity,” Mr. Forst stated.“Any attack against the work carried out by human rights defenders creates a deterrent effect, silencing dissenting views and expressions by all those who exercise their right to freedom of expression or freedom of peaceful assembly and association,” said David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression.“The Government needs to counter such attacks and take measures to ensure a safe environment for individuals and civil society, free of harassment of any sort,” added Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on the freedoms of peaceful assembly and association.Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Funding announced for Brock research of boxing program for women trans survivors

Tania Jivraj had just given birth. Having experienced violence in her past, she was overwhelmed with postpartum depression and wondering just how she was going to make it as a new mother.“I felt quite unskilled,” she recalls. “I didn’t feel I could maneuver the world in a healthy, safe way, I didn’t actually know what to do; I had no idea what direction to go into.”Luckily, Jivraj was a volunteer board member of the women’s support organization Opportunity for Advancement. Executive director Joanne Green encouraged her to be a participant in the first group of a pilot project called “Shape Your Life.”A decade later, Shape Your Life has helped empower more than 1,200 women and trans survivors of violence through a free recreational boxing program at a gym in Toronto.On Friday, Nov. 25, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced it was funding the research of Shape Your Life co-founder and Brock University researcher Cathy van Ingen, along with Department of Kinesiology associate professor Kimberley Gammage more than $420,000 to evaluate the effectiveness of the Shape Your Life program.“While there is significant evidence from participants of Shape Your Life that this program is valuable to them, this study will allow us to provide further evidence of its benefits, with a focus on the positive outcomes of Shape Your Life – including a greater sense of control and better feelings about the self,” says Gammage.With the three-year Public Health Agency of Canada grant, van Ingen and Gammage will be able to measure the program’s impact on 225 participants’ self-esteem, resilience, PTSD, social supports and other areas of their lives.At the beginning of each 14-week program, around 25 participants will fill out detailed questionnaires measuring various aspects of their physical and mental health. They will fill out the same questionnaire halfway through the program, when the program ends, and again six months later.Shape Your Life is held at the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club, known as the first women-led boxing club in Canada.Created by van Ingen, boxing coach Savoy Howe, and Opportunity for Advancement’s Green in Toronto in 2007, the idea is to use physical movement as a way of empowering women.“We use physical activity to create a safe environment where participants can focus on reconnecting and regaining control of their bodies and on rebuilding their lives, feeling less anxious, less rage and in more control,” says van Ingen, associate professor in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences’ Department of Kinesiology.“Trauma is held in people’s bodies and healing from violence involves knowing and feeling that you are in charge of your own body.”Shape Your Life differs from conventional counseling programs in that the focus is on using physical activity – rather than only talking – to help women work through the trauma they experienced from violence.Included within the program are additional supports for the women, such as a food bank and transit tokens.Among the many amazing transformations van Ingen has witnessed since the program launched in 2007 is that of Jivraj, who is now Shape Your Life’s program coordinator.In the decade from being a ‘pilot participant’ to program coordinator, Jivraj earned two university degrees: a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work.She recalls how the physical motions of boxing and exercise led her to develop thoughts of strength and control during her step-by-step journey.“I do remember this moment when I came out of the gym and I’m walking and I realize, ‘I’m walking tall, I’m walking in the middle of the sidewalk, I’m not trying to make myself small or invisible or make it OK for people to walk around me,” says Jivraj. “That is so powerful.” read more

Exposure draft of JORC Code 2012 released for public comment and review

first_imgThe Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) has released for public comment an exposure draft of a revised JORC Code (2012). The JORC Code (full title: Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves) is essential to ensure investor confidence in the minerals industry in Australasia. The JORC Code is of course widely used around the world.Acting Chair of JORC, Steve Hunt said: “First developed as a world-leading piece of industry self-regulation in 1989, the code is incorporated in the Listing Rules of the Australian Securities Exchange and the New Zealand Stock Exchange, making compliance mandatory for listing public companies in Australia and New Zealand. The key role of the JORC Code is to ensure consistently high quality and transparent reporting of Exploration Results and reporting of estimates of Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves.“The exposure draft represents a significant evolution of the JORC Code, and we strongly encourage people to review the draft and provide us comments” he said.This draft has been prepared following consultation on an issues paper in 2011. JORC received extensive feedback (114 written submissions as well as further direct industry feedback through various public forums and meetings) on the issues paper, and that greatly assisted JORC in preparing the exposure draft.The review process confirmed that while there is strong support for the JORC Code to remain principles based, there is also a need for improved disclosure standards and greater balance between the core principles of Transparency, Materiality and Competence in public reporting.The exposure draft of The JORC Code (2012) can be found at are invited up to Friday October 26, 2012. Submissions should be emailed to“JORC also welcomes the parallel release of the ASX consultation paper ‘Reserves and Resources Disclosure Rules for Mining and Oil &Gas Companies: Draft ASX Listing Rules and Guidance Notes for EnhancedDisclosure’. JORC has been working closely with the ASX and ASIC as we have developed these draft documents, and I am very pleased that we are able to consult on these related documents at the same time”, Hunt said.There are a number of areas in which the exposure draft JORC Code (2012) and ASX listing rules are in close alignment in seeking to create a more transparent balanced reporting regime for Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves.JORC urges that both papers be reviewed concurrently in order to understand the accountabilities and requirements for both Competent Persons and mining companies under the new drafts. JORC, ASX and ASIC have liaised and co-operated in an attempt to ensure the requirements are efficient and compatible. JORC welcomes any comment on the compatibility of the two sets of requirements.In addition there are a number of issues beyond the scope of the JORC Code covered only within the ASX consultation paper, specifically new guidance on the reporting of Production Targets and the public reporting ofHistorical and Foreign Estimates. As these issues are not addressed within the JORC Code, the draft guidance for these issues should be reviewed and commented upon directly to the ASX.last_img read more

Facebook app leak allows data access change your password

first_imgIt’s more or less a given that Facebook is still sharing more of your information than you’d like it to despite its increased attention to privacy and security. But according to Symantec there just might be a whole lot of unwanted third-party access to your data due to unintentionally leaked access tokens.As of April 2011, Symantec estimates that as many as 100,000 Facebook apps may have allowed access to leak — and with 20 million apps installed every day, that amounts to a huge number of tokens floating around. Symantec reported the issue to Facebook, and corrective action has been taken.AdChoices广告However, the fix only prevented new tokens from being leaked. Existing tokens are still usable and could allow third parties to access profile data, chat history, and pictures. Some may even be able to post messages. It’s a worrying prospect, but fortunately the fix is quite simple according to Symantec: change your Facebook password.The company’s blog post equates changing your password to changing the lock on a door. Yes, copies of your original key may have wound up in the hands of some people you’d rather didn’t have access, but their keys won’t fit in your new lock. If you’ve installed any Facebook apps over the past year and haven’t changed your password since who knows when, there’s no time like the present. Your profile data could be at risk.More at InfoWorld and Symanteclast_img read more

An increasingly isolated Donald Trump joins the battle of his life

first_imgAn increasingly isolated Donald Trump joins the battle of his life Former FBI boss James Comey will testify that Trump urged him to shelve a major counter-espionage probe. Jun 8th 2017, 8:36 AM 110 Comments By AFP Share18 Tweet Email 40,410 Views Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 8:36 AM Source: AP/PA ImagesDONALD TRUMP HAS  faced down a litany of scandals in his nearly 71 years, surviving bankruptcy, divorce, lawsuits and vulgar exposes.But less than six months into his White House tenure, he finds himself locked in his toughest fight yet – the battle to save his presidency.Today, former FBI director James Comey will appear in the Senate and testify under oath that, before he was fired, Trump urged him to shelve a major counter-espionage investigation and demanded his “loyalty”.That has opened the door to allegations the president may have obstructed justice, which could possibly lead to impeachment charges.Pundits and punters will argue the legal merits of those allegations long after Comey’s must-see testimony.But the ultimate judgment will be political and for now, the odds are stacked in Trump’s favour.Only Congress can prosecute a sitting president and Republicans – even those who reluctantly backed Trump and decry him in private – are loath to commit political fratricide and oust a democratically-elected president without a cast iron reason.Trump seems determined to put that support to the test.Story of a Renegade He enters this political battle armed with a street-fighting temperament that has proven as much a liability as an asset for his presidency.For the last 150 or so days, Trump has lurched from crisis to crisis, tweeting away his public support and increasingly alienating allies who hold his political fate in their hands. Source: DPA/PA ImagesAccording to a Morning Consult poll, 69% of voters say Trump uses Twitter too much.Inside the White House, aides describe a miasma of frustration, anger and resentment as Trump undermines his staff and rips up plans with unscripted remarks or Twitter outbursts.That tendency was on display yesterday, just hours before Comey’s written Senate testimony was released a day before his appearance.At 7:44 am (Washington time), Trump announced the nomination of Christopher Wray to replace Comey as his FBI director.No one was surprised that the Twitter-loving president made his “big reveal” on the social media platform.What did surprise his staff and lawmakers – who must now guide his nomination through Congress – was that they did not get a heads-up.White House press secretary Sean Spicer and his deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders were kept in the dark, officials said, and it took them hours to catch up and make the case for Trump’s pick.Top Republicans including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate leader Mitch McConnell were not told of Wray’s nomination when they visited Trump at the White House the day before, according to sources familiar with the meeting.To Washington watchers, the steadily ebbing loyalty among those in the West Wing and on Capitol Hill is almost palpable.The chaotic nature of the Trump administration means that spokespeople are frequently sent out to face the media with minimal information, unable to say, for example, whether Trump believes in climate change or has confidence in his attorney general.“I have not had a discussion with him about that,” Spicer said in a recent response to questions.He is not alone. Just this week, a string of early morning tweets from Trump put in peril a major US military base in Qatar, which his Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis once ran.Another Twitter outburst questioned the performance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s Justice Department in handling Trump’s proposed ban on travelers from some Muslim countries, currently frozen by the courts.On a recent trip to Brussels, Trump stunned European allies and his entire foreign policy team by removing a line from his speech that highlighted US support of NATO’s collective security. Former FBI boss James Comey. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesTrump believes his bareknuckle style plays to his base – something that is much needed with a recent poll showing his approval rating hovering just above 30%.It remains to be seen whether that will be enough. Through unpopular outbursts, and by bucking his staff and Republicans allies during a crisis, he may be kicking away a pillar holding up his increasingly fragile presidency.- © AFP 2017Read: Iran hits out at ‘repugnant’ Trump response to Isis attacks that killed 13Read: Children among 120 passengers on board missing Myanmar military plane Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

LArcep dément la rumeur de fusion avec Hadopi et le CSA

first_imgL’Arcep dément la rumeur de fusion avec Hadopi et le CSAL’Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes (Arcep), a fermement démenti ce vendredi travailler sur un projet de fusion avec le régulateur des médias, le CSA, et l’autorité de lutte contre le téléchargement illégal, l’Hadopi. Dans son numéro daté du 17 juin, La Lettre A affirme savoir que le gouvernement travaille sur une fusion entre trois autorités chargées de la régulation des médias : l’Arcep, le CSA et l’Hadopi. La lettre indique en outre que les services de l’Arcep auraient déjà commencé à plancher sur ce projet. Mais dans un communiqué publié sur son site Internet, l’autorité de régulation des communications et des postes dément formellement cette information.À lire aussiHadopi : TF1 condamné à verser 27.000 euros pour licenciement abusifL’Arcep rappelle qu’une proposition en ce sens a déjà été faite par les députés René Dosière et Christian Vanneste, en octobre 2010. Le président de l’autorité avait alors indiqué que “les pays dans lesquels une autorité unique était en charge à la fois des communications électroniques et des communications audiovisuelles étaient ceux où la régulation des contenus audiovisuels était soit inexistante car proscrite par la constitution (c’est le cas des Etats-Unis), soit très limitée (c’est le cas du Royaume-Uni).Dans de tels cas de figure, la puissance publique a essentiellement pour fonction, en matière audiovisuelle, d’attribuer des fréquences. Tel n’est évidemment pas le cas en France où la loi de 1986 a prévu d’importantes obligations portant sur le contenu des programmes des entreprises audiovisuelles dont le respect est vérifié, ex ante et ex post par le CSA. Le régulateur des communications électroniques n’a et ne saurait avoir aucune compétence en ce domaine”.Cette fusion entre les régulateurs des télécoms et de l’audiovisuel est évoquée depuis 2006. Un rapport parlementaire avait à cette époque prôné un regroupement entre le CSA, l’Arcep et l’Agence nationale des fréquences (Anfr). Un projet repris dans un autre rapport, cette fois publié en 2010, qui conseillait de fusionner l’Arcep et le CSA. Mais “le représentant du Gouvernement (Frédéric Lefèbvre) a confirmé qu’une telle fusion n’était ni nécessaire ni opportune”, rappelle l’Arcep.Le 17 juin 2011 à 17:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Les pluies au Sahel étudiées par satellite

first_imgLes pluies au Sahel étudiées par satellitePour aider les paysans africains à assurer leur subsistance, des scientifiques ont analysé par satellite les pluies qui s’abattent chaque année au Sahel.Une équipe de chercheurs australiens, britanniques et français ont étudié les images satellites qui montrent l’apparition et l’évolution de 3.765 orages en Afrique de l’ouest. Ces orages, apparus entre 2006 et 2010, ont touché 2,5 millions de kilomètres carrés en tout. Ils apparaissent de façon soudaine, durant la saison des pluies, et les chercheurs ont découvert qu’ils “se développent plus fréquemment au-dessus des surfaces les plus sèches et les plus chaudes”, rapporte TV5monde.À lire aussiLe Kilimandjaro, un volcan dormant caché dans la plus haute montagne d’AfriqueLes travaux, qui viennent d’être publiés dans Nature Geoscience, “montrent que le nombre d’orages augmente significativement sur des surfaces présentant de forts contrastes d’humidité du sol”, en particulier dans les zones de transition lorsqu’on passe d’une zone sèche à une zone humide et en allant dans le sens du vent. L’étude précise qu’une zone humide de moins de 40 kilomètres suffit à provoquer la pluie pour peu qu’elle côtoie une région sèche. De plus, les orages auraient deux fois plus de chances de se produire dans les zones particulièrement contrastées en terme d’humidité plutôt que dans celles où le niveau hydrométrique est homogène.En intégrant ces nouvelles données aux modèles climatiques, les scientifiques seront en mesure de mieux anticiper les pluies et en particulier les violents orages qui, au Sahel, se déclarent en quelques heures “surgissant de nulle part”, comme l’indique Chris Taylor, l’auteur principal de la publication. Grâce à cela, il sera peut-être possible de venir en aide aux populations d’agriculteurs africains qui subissent le contrecoup de ce climat, les alternances entre la sécheresse et les violents orages entraînant de mauvaises récoltes. Cette étude permettra également d’évaluer avec un peu plus de précision l’impact du changement climatique sur cette région du globe.Le 18 juin 2011 à 11:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Solskjaer Pace and power Man United thats what we are

first_imgManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans to share his ideology into the minds of United players as they get ready for Readings FC on Saturday.Ready to take the Devils on Saturday against Reading in the Emirates FA Cup, Solskjaer will be leading his fifth game as United caretaker manager after taking up four victories in a row to bring a positive atmosphere to the Aon Training Complex.Speaking ahead of Saturday’s match in a press conference, Solskjaer explained what he wanted for the team and how he wants his team to continue playing from henceforth by comparing it to the time of Alex Ferguson:harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Pace and power, Man United, that’s what we are,” he said via United’s official website.“When you have players, like we have, with pace – Paul [Pogba], Anthony [Martial], Alexis [Sanchez], Romelu [Lukaku], [Marcus] Rashford – that’s how we played with Andy [Cole] and Yorkie [Dwight Yorke] with Giggsy [Ryan Giggs] and Becks [David Beckham] down the sides. We attacked quickly and that’s my philosophy as well.”“That’s always been the way I like to play football. Get the ball up in the opposition’s half as soon as you can, as quickly as you can. If you score, fantastic. If not then you’ve got to have patient build-up play. But attack quickly.”last_img read more

Broadcasting problems plague Portland TV stations

first_imgPortland television stations are having transmitting problems, the stations say.At KATU, this message is atop their website: “Some viewers may not be able to see KATU-TV right now. We are aware of the problem and our engineers are working on a solution. We hope be back on the air shortly. Thank you for your patience.”KGW also left a similar message on its website.The stations’ broadcasts were working at The Columbian at this hour.last_img

A Digital Magazine Comes of Age

first_imgHi Josh,I agree with everything you have said. I spotted the trend back in 2006 when I launched digital only lifestyle interactive magazine Avantoure (express view, site have decided to go digital only because I believed that this is something new, exciting, and I can create a new content, a new magazine on an innovative digital platform. I did not want to do a duplicate of a print magazine because I think it has no future. It has been extremely hard to promote my publication as I am an independent digital publisher. I have spent months and months explaining to potential partners and advertisers all the benefits of digital only. In 2006 and 2007 they remained vaguely interested and did not recognize the potential …I am very happy that 2008 is a turning point for all innovative digital publishers and I hope advertisers will also understand soon how cool, modern, innovative, effective, and useful digital only magazines and publications are!Thank you very much for your supportive views on digital. If you have read my posts over the last year you know that I believe strongly in digital magazines. But early on I predicted that unless digital magazines can be proven to be an effective advertising platform, not just a delivery platform, they will fade into oblivion.It’s very nice that some consumer magazines now send out digital copies to “enhance” print subscriptions. It’s also very pleasant that more b-to-b magazines send out digital magazines to stretch their BPA audits. But there is no long-term future in this.The future of digital magazines belongs to content publishers who use them to capture a unique content niche, crawl into it, define it, dominate it, and attract a unique audience to it. Once that audience is established, advertisers will follow. Bravo to the publisher of Avantoure who has done just this.Here’s an e-mail from publisher Serafima Bogomolova:last_img read more

New Statute to Help China Lake Address Water Shortfall

first_imgOfficials in the Western Mojave Desert region of California believe language in the conference report to the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill will boost ongoing efforts by Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake to improve its water and energy security. The provision, section 313, will allow the base to retain 50 percent of the revenue generated from electricity sales at the base’s Coso Geothermal Facility for its use on military construction or energy or water security projects. The provision would apply to any installation selling electricity generated from a geothermal energy plant.China Lake’s geothermal plant generates $15 million annually, according to a joint press release from California Reps. Kevin McCarthy (R) and Paul Cook (R). Under the existing statute, installations selling electricity generated on-base must return the funds to their military department.“This provision is extremely important to the future viability of both the naval mission at China Lake and the Ridgecrest/IWV [Indian Wells Valley] community,” said Scott O’Neil, executive director of the Indian Wells Valley Economic Development Corp. “It provides the means to conduct water projects that support the IWV water basin sustainability effort and help China Lake towards its goal of energy security.”Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ernesto Hernandez Fonte Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Facebook Twitter must be made accountable over rumour propagation

first_imgInformation minister Hasan Mahmud. UNB file photoInformation minister Hasan Mahmud has said service providers of social media including Facebook and Twitter needed to be made accountable for spreading rumours, saying “I will talk to them in this regard”.The minister informed this before the start of a meeting on rumours at the secretariat here on Wednesday, reports UNB.Urging all to remain vigilant against rumours, the minister informed that a high-level meeting will be held in this connection on Thursday.”I think that more actions needed to be taken against those who are spreading deadly rumours. The government is determined to punish those who spread rumours in future,” he added.”In most of the cases rumours are given on post from foreign countries using fake ID. I hold meetings with UK and European Union to know how take measures in this regard.They informed that they are formulating laws or guidelines to take action as well ensure punishment by identifying those who spread rumour and the service providers”, he pointed out.Describing the rumour as not only a growing problem of our country but of also many countries, Hasan Mahmud said, “a European Union survey mentioned that 80-90 per cent people described the dissemination of news based on fake social false news as social problem.””In our country rumours are not being spread through mass media. These are being spread through unedited platforms, he said adding that “the rumours are being spread in a planned manner.”last_img read more

Noodles And Company Latest To Suffer Security Breach

first_img 00:00 /01:16 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: If you’ve eaten at one of the three Noodles & Company restaurants in greater Houston (The Woodlands, Webster, and the Galleria), review your credit card statements. The Colorado-based company recently reported a data security breach.According to a Noodles & Company press release, thieves used malware to attack their computer network, possibly stealing customer’s personal information. The company has apologized to guests, and is working with forensic investigators in law enforcement.According to the website, over 900-million records have been stolen since 2005. Recent studies indicate the average cost to a business that has been hacked is over $7 million.Will Daugherty is an attorney with Baker-Hostetler. He works on the firms’ Data Protection Team. Daugherty says social media has become a popular way to enter a company’s network.“LinkedIn and Facebook are a treasure-trove. So if an attacker wants to get into Company A, they’ll go on LinkedIn and try to identify some employees who are hopefully in either the IT department or in the accounting department [and who] would most likely have the privileges to move around in the network.” say Daugherty.Once the hackers are in, they search for customer information and then distribute malware that captures data every time an individual swipes their card.Encryption is the best protection. Stephanie Erickson is Vice President of Risk Products at Visa. She says right now the most effective encryption defense is EMV or chip cards.“So in the event of a data breach if there’s chip transaction data that the criminal steals, they can’t do anything with it. They can’t make counterfeit cards. They can’t do any counterfeit fraud,” Erickson says.Noodles & Company joins Wendy’s, Landry’s Restaurants and Medical Colleagues of Texas among other businesses in greater Houston whose customer information has been stolen this year. Listen X Sharelast_img read more

Researchers find Europes forests moving toward carbon sink saturation point

first_img Explore further More information: First signs of carbon sink saturation in European forest biomass, Nature Climate Change (2013) DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1853AbstractEuropean forests are seen as a clear example of vegetation rebound in the Northern Hemisphere; recovering in area and growing stock since the 1950s, after centuries of stock decline and deforestation. These regrowing forests have shown to be a persistent carbon sink, projected to continue for decades, however, there are early signs of saturation. Forest policies and management strategies need revision if we want to sustain the sink. Journal information: Nature Climate Change © 2013 The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere can be reduced in two ways. The first and most obvious is for people to stop pumping so much of it into the air. The second is to take more out (i.e., create carbon sinks), which for now at least, means planting more trees. As many of us may recall from grade school, trees pull carbon dioxide out of the air and store it in new growth—in return, oxygen is released into the atmosphere. Absorbed carbon remains in the wood until it either rots or is burned. For that reason, those concerned with reducing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere and the associated rise in global temperatures promote the idea of planting more trees, while reducing deforestation.Europe is unique in that it’s one of the few places on the planet that has more trees now than it did a century ago. Replanting was initiated as part of rebuilding the continent after the ravages of two World Wars—particularly in France and Germany. Unfortunately, trees don’t live forever—those trees planted after the wars have grown so old that their ability to absorb carbon is slowing. The research team estimates these trees will reach a saturation point by 2030. The researchers also found that some parts of the continent have seen some deforestation as trees are cut to make room from expanding towns and cities. Cutting down trees and using the wood from them isn’t a problem of course, it’s when they are cut and not replaced that the problem occurs. For that reason, the research team suggests that old wood forests become part of harvesting programs to replace older trees with newer growth.The researchers also note that older forests are more at risk—fires, disease and insects all contribute to killing trees, allowing the carbon they hold to be released into the atmosphere. Cutting the trees and using the wood before they are killed, and then replacing them, the team notes, would make far more sense. Citation: Researchers find Europe’s forests moving toward carbon sink saturation point (2013, August 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Credit: Wikipedia. Loss of African woodland may impact on climate, study shows ( —A team composed of researchers from several European countries has found that, due to aging forests and deforestation, Europe’s forests appear headed for a carbon sink saturation point much earlier than anticipated. In their paper published in Nature Climate Change, the team describes that the amount of carbon dioxide being absorbed by forests on the European continent has been slowing since 2005. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

What causes ionic wind

first_img In a new paper published in Nature Communications, a team of researchers from South Korea and Slovenia has experimentally investigated how ionic wind is caused when charged particles collide with neutral particles. One of their main findings is that electrons—and not only ions—play an important role in generating ionic wind, prompting them to call the effect “electric wind.” “In general, the electric wind has been called an ‘ionic wind’ because only the positive and negative ions have been considered as key players,” coauthor Wonho Choe, Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, told “In our study, however, both electrons and ions participate in the generation of electric wind, depending on the polarity of the biased electrode. So the use of nomenclature for the ‘ionic wind’ requires a new consensus. We use the term ‘electric wind’ instead of ‘ionic wind,’ as our key finding indicates that electrons are the main player rather than negative ions such as O2- and O- during the negative voltage period.”In their experiments, the researchers generated a neutral helium flow and a pulsed plasma jet at various voltages. Then they used a technique called Schlieren photography (which is often used to photograph airplanes in flight) to take pictures of the flows of these particles. By controlling the pulse width and height of the plasma jet, the researchers monitored how these changes affect the particles’ movement and the resulting wind. As this is the first experiment to clearly show the coupling between neutral and charged particles in a plasma, the results provide direct evidence of what happens as the electrons and ions push the neutral particles away. The resulting momentum transfer causes a charged particle drag, which generates an electrohydrodynamic force (one caused by charged particles), giving rise to a clearly observable wind of charged particles.”The electric wind was previously considered to be a result of collisional momentum transfer from accelerated charged particles and neutral particles, based on heuristic observations and experiments,” Choe said. “However, as mentioned in our paper, there was no convincing evidence regarding the major mechanism (the correlation between plasma and momentum transfer) for the generation of electric wind, which is created during either the ‘streamer propagation (ionization wave)’ or the ‘space charge drift.’ Our model experiments clearly show that the contribution of the moving plasma streamer to electric wind generation is negligible, and the electric wind is mainly caused by the residual space charges after the plasma streamer propagates and collapses.”The results should lead to a better understanding of the interactions between charged and neutral particles in various situations, and has potential applications in areas such as flow control engineering.”Our findings may have applications for reducing the drag force on a vehicle, resulting in the reduction of fuel consumption and nitrogen oxides, which are an environmental pollutant and one of the major sources of micro dusts,” Choe said. “It may also reduce flow separation on wind turbine blades.”The researchers also plan to investigate potential applications with plasmas. “One of the recent interesting topics in the plasma community is the selective control of chemical production by low-temperature air plasmas,” Choe said. “We have planned research to study a correlation between plasma chemicals and electric wind. We may also investigate the possible correlation between the electric wind and the plasma ball, a phenomenon that can occur when lightning strikes.” Journal information: Nature Communications Citation: What causes ionic wind? (2018, February 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from The stability of the solar wind More information: Sanghoo Park, Uros Cvelbar, Wonho Choe, and Se Youn Moon. “The creation of electric wind due to the electrohydrodynamic force.” Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02766-9 © 2018 Phys.orgcenter_img The phenomenon of ionic wind has been known about for centuries: by applying a voltage to a pair of electrodes, electrons are stripped off nearby air molecules, and the ionized air collides with neutral air molecules as it moves from one electrode to the other. The effect is easy enough to produce that it often appears at science fairs, and may even have a future in spacecraft propulsion. However, exactly what causes ionic wind is still an open question. (Top left) Image of the plasma jet in continuous mode and (bottom left) composite image of nanosecond-resolved images. (Right) Schlieren photography images of the trajectory of gas flow with and without a plasma jet. Credit: Park et al. Published in Nature Communications Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more