Route 134 camp cleared burnedout cruisers moved if RCMP grounds surveillance flights

first_imgUPDATE: Elsipogtog Chief Aaron Sock moved burnt-out trucks Sunday night with two friends, a shovel and a local tow-truck company. War Chief John Levi says still wants RCMP to ground surveillance flights to move camp to Hwy 116 site. Mi’kmaq Warrior Society spokeswoman Suzanne Patles says group needs mandate to continue participating if camp moves.By Jorge Barrera APTN National News ELSIPOGTOG FIRST NATION–The remaining encampment along Route 134 that was the scene of a heavily-armed raid Thursday will be dismantled if the RCMP grounds its surveillance aircraft, said Elsipogtog’s War Chief John Levi.Levi said stopping the surveillance flights would be an act of good faith and allow people in the community to heal.Levi said he spoke with RCMP officers Sunday who also wanted free passage to remove the burned-out shells of their vehicles torched during Thursday’s raid.“I told them, get rid of that plane. We are trying to heal and you are still there poking us with a stick,” said Levi. “They are not willing to call off the plane and I told them I am not backing them up on cleaning up their mess. It works both ways, when you negotiate something, you get something.”He said he came away frustrated from the meeting, but hoped to convince the police to do the right thing Monday.“Let our people heal, don’t agitate any more, it is so simple,” said Levi. “Yet they can’t even do that.”New Brunswick RCMP could not be reached for comment.Levi is the war chief specifically for Elsipogtog and is not connected to the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society which was in charge of security at the encampment at the time of the RCMP raid by camouflaged tactical units.Levi was a prominent spokesperson for Elsipogtog’s anti-fracking movement throughout this past summer.Levi said there are plans to move the encampment and light a sacred fire in an open area used during the summer. The area, which was once the nerve centre of the region’s anti-fracking movement, sits just off Hwy 116 which runs through Elsipogtog First Nation’s territory.“We are planning on going to the 116 where the sacred fire was before and do our healing there and get ready for the next round,” said Levi.Levi said there is no longer any point to the Route 134 encampment after the raid freed the exploration trucks it was blocking.“There is no sense to being on the side of the road, it’s only a danger for our people,” said Levi.Many of the Warrior Society’s core members were among the 40 arrested during the raid. At least two involved in its leadership are still in custody. The RCMP also seized three hunting rifles, ammunition, knives and crude improvised explosive devices.The encampment is less than a kilometre away from a high school.“For the safety of the students there, we don’t want anything to escalate here anymore,” said Levi.Levi said he’s never advocated the use of weapons or violence.“I told my supporters, let’s kill them with kindness. The only weapons we carry are drums, sweetgrass and sage,” said Levi.A community meeting was held in Elsipogtog Sunday afternoon to discuss the trauma experienced by community members as a result of the raid.Levi said the community hall would remain open 24-7 throughout the week for people who need counselling as a result of the events.“We have to help our people heal,” said Levi, in an interview with APTN National News by the burned out police cruisers as the RCMP’s surveillance plane circled overhead.Elsipogtog Chief Aaron Sock also asked the community to allow RCMP members to return to the detachment on the reserve, said Willi Nolan, from Elsipogtog.“There is great disappointment, there is mistrust of (the RCMP by) the people,” said Nolan.Nolan said Thursday’s raid, which triggered widespread chaos and clashes between police and demonstrators, left many people shaken.“The community suffered terrible trauma. We saw our elders, youth and women being injured, being hurt by the police because a corporation wants to poison everything,” she said. “They saw what the law does.”But there was another sentiment just beneath the pain, said Nolan.“It was also celebratory. One elder said, ‘we are winning,’” she said. “Even though it doesn’t feel like it now, it feels like we are all traumatized, but he said we are winning and I want to believe him.”The encampment along Route 134 continued to hum with life late Sunday evening as volunteers split and piled fire wood while others sat around fires chatting and smoking cigarettes. In one area, a group of warriors were called into a circle and told that their job was not to instigate, but to keep the peace.There was an air that this could all continue indefinitely, even as they opened the road back to two lanes of traffic. The day before, over 100 Mi’kmaqs and their supporters marched from the site and for about an hour blocked Hwy 11, which passes over Route 134.Some people, who did not want to be named, criticized the meeting held earlier in the day. One long-time supporter said he thought the meeting was going to map out the next steps in the protest and came away disappointed. He said he planned to dig in for the long haul.Assembly of Manitoba Grand Chief Derek Nepinak visited the site late Saturday night and attended the meeting Sunday after participating in a ceremony on the community’s Sundance grounds with Sock. The two exchanged gifts and smoked a peace pipe.Nepinak said he suspected there was collusion between the RCMP and Houston-based SWN Resources Canada, which had its vehicles trapped by the encampment. SWN is conducting shale gas exploration in the region. Shale gas is extracted through fracking, a controversial method many believe poses a threat to the environment.“How is it that during this process that the company was able to come in untouched and remove their equipment?” said Nepinak. “There was obviously a degree of collusion.”jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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Morocco Government Reaches Deal with Medical Students After 6 Months of

Rabat – The National Commission for Medical Students announced on Wednesday, August 28,  that it has reached an agreement with the government after six months of protests.Since March, medical students have been carrying out protests and strikes against poor medical training conditions, and the government’s decision to privatize medical education and services.On August 28, the commission announced the signing of an agreement with the government that would end the six-month strikes and boycott. The commission said that it signed the agreement with representatives of the ministries of Education and Health.Under the agreement, it “was decided unanimously”  to lift the boycott decision issued by the commission in a statement earlier this month.Earlier this month, the Ministry of Education issued a statement to announce that medical, dentistry and pharmaceutical retake exams will take place from September  4-30.The ministry also urged students to attend retake exams as they boycotted the first exam session.Read Also: Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor Supports Medical Students ProtestsThe national commission, however, said that a march will take place on September 1 as part of the continuous ”struggle” to urge the government to meet their demands.The students are now expected to sit for the retake exams and to cancel the September 1 march after the signing of the agreement.The commission also announced its decision to hold a press conference to give a public statement on the agreement. The commission concluded its press release, by praising the efforts of all medical students and activists who defended the right to public education in the health sector. read more

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UN expert warns that racism is increasingly manifest as violence

7 November 2007Racism is increasingly being expressed through violence, and is also being institutionalized by xenophobic political parties in what amounts to a grave threat to human rights, an independent United Nations expert told a General Assembly committee meeting in New York today. Doudou Diene, the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, said a “resurgence of racist and xenophobic violence, in particular its most serious expression a shift from words to action” – can be seen in the growing number of acts of physical violence and murders targeting members of ethnic, cultural or religious communities. He also spoke of the “political normalization and democratic legitimization of racism and xenophobia,” resulting from the ability of political parties advocating racist and xenophobic platforms to apply these platforms through government alliances. This tendency, he said, “represents the gravest threat to democracy and human rights.” Mr. Diene was presenting to the Assembly’s Social, Humanitarian and Cultural (Third) Committee his latest report, which warns of a decline in the political and ethical determination to combat racism and discrimination, calling this “an alarming feature of a new ideological landscape characterized by discrimination that is more complex in nature owing to the conflation of race, culture and religion.” He says a new discourse of legitimization of racism, xenophobia and intolerance is developing. “It is seen not merely in individual actions, but is becoming a social and collective practice by virtue of its use as a political, intellectual and media tool.” The new trend is rooted in the “old ideology of the hierarchy of cultures, races and civilizations, on which all subjugation of peoples and legitimization of racist culture and mentalities have historically been founded, creating fertile ground for all old and new forms of racism and xenophobia, from anti-Semitism to Islamophobia, and serving to justify incitement to racial or religious hatred.” The report recommends that the Assembly draw attention to the “alarming signs of a retreat in the struggle against racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia as a result of two serious developments: the growing acceptance of racism and xenophobia through the impact of racist and xenophobic platforms on the political programmes of democratic parties and the rise in racist political violence.” It also calls for attention to the “serious nature of the defamation of religions” and for the strengthening the role of the UN in interreligious, intercultural and intrareligious dialogues.” The Special Rapporteur also recommends that the Assembly underscore “the urgency and necessity of approaching immigration and asylum issues, which are major sources of the current resurgence of racism and xenophobia, with a view to respecting and protecting immigrants’ and asylum-seekers’ human rights, as guaranteed by the relevant international instruments, and not solely on the basis of such considerations as security and defence of national identity.” read more

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Former Rwandan official pleads guilty to war crimes at UN tribunal

Michael Bagaragaza, who headed the office controlling the Rwandan tea industry during the genocide, entered a guilty plea to complicity in genocide.He was initially charged by the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) with ordering his subordinates and instigating others to kill hundreds of Tutsi civilians near a tea factory. Mr. Bagaragaza helped establish, fund, train and arm the Hutu-dominated rebel Interahamwe militia to carry out attacks on Tutsi civilians and to have been the honorary president of a local Interahamwe unit. He also ordered tea factory employees to provide the Interahamwe with vehicle fuel, arms and ammunition from a stockpile at the factory and ordered them to help kill hundreds of Tutsis, the Tribunal said.During a period of less than 100 days starting in early April 1994, an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and Hutu moderates were killed, mainly by machete.Today’s plea comes on the heels of two attempts by prosecutors to transfer Mr. Bagaragaza’s case to Norway and the Netherlands, but in both instances it was ruled that neither country has jurisdiction to try the case.In July, Tharcisse Renzaho, a former governor of the Rwandan capital, Kigali, was sentenced to life in prison after the ICTR convicted him of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.The Tribunal he ordered the establishment of roadblocks and then supported the killings of Tutsis at those roadblocks. He also supervised a selection process at a refugee site where about 40 Tutsis were abducted and killed. 17 September 2009A former top Rwandan official today pleaded guilty to war crimes at the United Nations war crimes tribunal set up in the wake of the mass killings that engulfed the small African nation in 1994. read more

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Progress in Sierra Leone peace process enables more human rights work UN

Sierra Leone’s remarkable progress in implementing the peace process has opened up human rights work in the country to address past abuses and violations, advocacy, capacity building, education and institution building, according to a new report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The main challenges remain addressing past abuses and redressing present-day violations while developing national capacity to promote and protect human rights, the report to the UN General Assembly on the human rights situation in Sierra Leone says. It stresses that this effort would entail a sizeable investment, sustained follow-up of efforts and a full appreciation of existing gaps. “The institutional, material and moral destruction resulting from the conflict is prodigious and requires a multifaceted approach,” the report says, adding that the High Commissioner’s Office in collaboration with the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), will continue to play its role in responding to the country’s human rights needs. “One way of doing this is by deepening working relationships with local State and non-State actors, especially stakeholders within civil society, in order to persuade representatives at the senior level that the consolidation and institutionalization of the human rights agenda is needed.” The report suggests that the Office of the High Commissioner should continue to support the UNAMSIL Human Rights section to consolidate its important role as a catalyst and facilitator of the human rights cause in Sierra Leone. “Its support to the bodies vested with the functions of dealing with past abuses – the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Special Court – should continue to be prioritized, taking into consideration the independence of those institutions,” it says. Meanwhile, there should also be continued emphasis on developing modules for the training of the judiciary and law enforcement agencies on human rights in the administration of justice, with special emphasis on the due process of law and the handling of juvenile offenders, as well as the respect of human rights of women, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups. read more

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Equatorial Guineas Foreign Minister urges unity among UN Member States to face

Terrorism continues killing innocent victims in all regions of the world, which is a real threat to the well-being and development of humankind, he said. In addition, he stressed that political instabilities threaten the lives of millions of human beings in many countries, while others suffer as a result of economic crises, malnutrition and poverty. “In such a complicated world that we live in today, the role of the United Nations is even more essential than ever,” the Foreign Minister said, calling for unity in having a true democratic atmosphere prevail at the Organization to protect the planet, help one another mutually, and work towards universal values. “In this way, we can strengthen our United Nations and assure a better future for coming generations,” he added. Turning to progress made in his country, he said that as part of its goal of becoming an emerging country in 2020, the Government of Equatorial Guinea has fully integrated sustainable development objectives in its development programme, entitled “Horizon Programme 2020.” Under this programme, the Government is prioritizing economic and social transformation, through development and inclusive and sustainable growth, related to modern infrastructure, improved quality of life for citizens, economic diversification, and good governance, he said. He also congratulated the Government of the United States for re-establishing a dialogue with Cuba. read more

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Repairs on quakehit Kephalonia progressing well

first_imgState-backed efforts to repair damage wreaked on the Ionian island of Kephalonia by two earthquakes earlier this year are progressing at a satisfactory pace, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis told a parliamentary committee this week.State engineers have inspected more than 3,000 buildings on the island, deeming around 1,500 to be habitable and another 1,500 requiring repair, with 200 slated for demolition, the minister said.Subsidies worth 400,000 euros have been disbursed to around 600 families whose homes suffered damage while another 370 appeals are pending, he added.Meanwhile, with the tourist season at its peak, applications by local hoteliers for state aid to carry out repairs are being processed as quickly as possible, the minister indicated. Of the 17 appeals, nine have been approved while the rest are pending, he said, noting that the total cost of repairs to damaged hotels is estimated at 1.1 million euros.Progress is being made with repairing school buildings too, as well as damaged roads and other infrastructure, particularly the port of Lixouri, which was hit hard by the quakes.Source: ekathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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What OXI Day meant to Australia in 1940

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Today will see Hellenes across Australia and throughout the Hellenic diaspora take part in the annual commemoration of OXI Day, marking the day the then leader of Greece, Premier and former General Metaxas rejected the Italian dictator Mussolini’s ultimatum in the early hours of 28 October 1940.The ultimatum had been issued by the Italian ambassador to Greece, Emmanuele Grazzi, around 3.00 am demanding Greece allow Axis forces to enter Greek territory and occupy unspecified “strategic locations” or face war. The actual response of the Greek leader is reported to have been “then it is war”. But for the Greek people at the time who filled the streets, and have continued to do so ever since, the answer was simply no. The news hit Australia the next day. On 29 October Melbourne’s The Argus newspaper reported Metaxas’ proclamation to the people of Greece: “I have informed Italy that I consider her demands and the manner in which they have been made a declaration of war against Greece. The time has come for all Greeks to fight to the death for all they hold dear.”The Greek resistance to the Italian ultimatum and the resulting war were met with declarations of support from Britain and her allies, including Australia. The Argus reported on 31 October the British Prime Minister’s immediate declaration of support for Greek resistance. They went on to report Metaxas’ moving reply: “Your words have resounded throughout Greece. We are going to march to final triumph with the serenity and resolution that led us to oppose our perfidious adversary’s aggression. With all confidence in our great and heroic ally we are going to base a common certain victory on the eternal principles of morality, justice and liberty established 3,000 years ago on the sacred soil that we [are] defending.”British air and naval support was rushed to assist the Greek war effort. The Royal Air Force was soon operating out of hastily built airfields far up in northern Greece providing valuable ground support for the Greek troops engaging the enemy on the ground. Royal Navy warships interdicted Italian naval support for its troops along the Greek coastline. British troops landed in Crete, the first contingent of what would grow into the Allied contribution to the defence of Greece and Crete against the coming German invasion. Then in March 1941 Australian troops – shown in an iconic photograph by Australian war photographer Damien Parer – would be welcomed by Greek Evzones at the Acropolis above Athens.In Australia, support for Greece filled the newspapers. Reports of the success of Greek forces on the Albanian front are reported with exhilaration. On 31 October, The Argus reported on the mood in Athens: “The appearance of Athens yesterday strongly reflected the determination of the Government and the army to resist the invader. Troops in full kit marched off to the front with mountain guns drawn by mules among their equipment. Tin-hatted air raid wardens were doing their duty in the streets, and shop windows had been criss-crossed with tape and cellars had been converted into shelters.”Australian newspaper reports from the days following the outbreak of war reported the mobilisation of Australia’s Greek community in defence of Greece. The Sydney community was reported to have gathered on 28 October at the Athenian Club, “the meeting place of the Greek community”, where young members of the club shouted “Zito o polemos” (Hurrah for the war) and toasts were drunk to Metaxas and Britain. Two days later prayers for the Allied cause were offered at both Greek Orthodox Churches then established in New South Wales. The local Greek Consul Mr Vrisalis pledged the support of the community for the Greek and Allied war effort.Meanwhile in Melbourne similar mobilisations and declarations were taking place. The Age reported that on October 29 Victorian members of the Greek ex-Servicemen’s Legion of Australia along with members of the Melbourne Greek community held a meeting at the Greek Consulate where they pledged their support for Greece and declared that “if necessary, Greeks were prepared to return to their native land and fight”. The Argus also reported on the same day that the president of the Melbourne Greek Community Mr Raftopoulos had expressed his confidence that the Greek people would do their best against the enemy, while the Greek Consul in Melbourne, Mr Lucas, stated that while Greece was a peace-loving nation it would fight through to the end now that war had been forced on it by Italy’s aggression. The consulate expressed its confidence that Italy would come to regret its aggression as Great Britain and her Allies would now bring their forces to bear on Italy in Greece’s defence. Mr Lucas sent a telegram to the Greek Premier stating: “… Greeks in Victoria with deep emotion watching developments in homeland. Taking immediate steps to assist financially in struggle. God bless our soldiers.”Two days later Melbourne’s newspapers carried the announcement that Melbourne’s Greek community would hold a meeting on Sunday 10 November to discuss their plans “for providing financial assistance for the motherland in the war against Italy”. These were the first steps in what would be a major fundraising effort involving the wider Australian population. These funds would be known as the Greek War Victims Funds, endorsed by the Australian Government and hundreds of mayors. Fundraising days would become known as Greek Day, and in one famous act of support the Greek community, then resident in the suburb of Prahran, presented the mayor of the city with a Greek flag to fly on Greek Day.Although the Greek victory in Albania would be followed by the devastating German invasion of Greece in April and subsequently four long years of occupation, the significance of the Greek Army’s defeat of the Italian invasion should not be underestimated. In October 1940, Greece was the sole ally on the continent of Europe, of Britain and the Empire (as it was then known), including Australia. Greece’s victory over Italy was the first major victory against the Axis powers of the Second World War. All Australians, whether Hellenes or not, have good reason to remember the day Greece said “no”. OXI Day commemorations will be held across Australia this weekend. In Melbourne on Saturday 28 October a church service will be held at St Eustathios Greek Orthodox Church at 9.30 am, followed by wreath-laying ceremonies at the Australian Hellenic Memorial at noon and at the Shrine of Remembrance at 1.00 pm. It will be followed by a light lunch at the RSL’s Memorial Hall.* Jim Claven is a trained historian and freelance writer who has researched the Hellenic link to Australia’s Anzac tradition for many years.last_img read more

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La Chine aurait arrêté plus de 460 hackers cette année

first_imgLa Chine aurait arrêté plus de 460 hackers cette annéeDepuis le début de l’année, la Chine aurait arrêté plus de 460 hackers, selon le ministère de la Sécurité publique de l’Empire du milieu. Cependant le nombre d’actions de sabotage reste élevé dans le pays. L’Empire du milieu a fait cette annonce lundi soir : 460 hackers arrêtés cette année sur son territoire. Une annonce qui intervient au lendemain de la divulgation par le site WikiLeaks de milliers de télégrammes diplomatiques américains confidentiels, dont l’un confirme que la Chine s’est introduite dans les ordinateurs de Google et autres firmes américaines.Cependant, les actions de sabotage informatique sont de plus en plus nombreuses. La Chine a même ajouté avoir résolu 180 cas de cyberattaques de janvier à la fin novembre.”La situation concernant la répression des cyberattaques reste peu encourageante et le nombre d’attaques et de sabotages informatique en Chine est toujours élevé”, a déclaré un responsable du ministère dans un communiqué.Des pirates chinois avaient lancé une cyberattaque “très sophistiquée” en décembre dernier contre Google. Le géant américain avait alors menacé de quitter la Chine au début de l’année. Le 1 décembre 2010 à 09:20 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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SPOILERS WWE Smackdown tapings for November 28

first_img Videos Articles Videos Articles 8/2 WWE Live Results: Fort Wayne, Indiana (Rollins vs. Corbin, Strowman vs. Cesaro) Twitter Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella Wrestler Brie Bella Wants Another Baby ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Videos Articles Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Two segments set for Smackdown next week in Evansville, Interviews following Smackdown Live Facebook Now Playing Up Next Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Brie Bella Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down WWE Smackdown Results – 3/13/18 (Shane McMahon WrestleMania announcement) John Cena Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Says Bella Twins Are A ‘Bunch of Untrustworthy B–s’ Now Playing Up Next Google+ The following was taped on Tuesday from Fort Wayne.Dark Match #1: Naomi def. CameronDark Match #2: Sami Zayn def. Justin GabrielWWE Smackdown taping results for November 28, 2014:* MizTV segment. Daniel Bryan comes out and says he is the guest GM for the night. Announced Ryback vs. Seth Rollins, Luke Harper vs. Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title and Rusev defending the United States Title in a 20-Man Battle Royal.1. WWE United States Champion Rusev won a 20-Man Battle Royal to retain the title. Participants were Rusev, The Miz, Damien Mizdow, The Big Show, Erick Rowan, Jack Swagger, Titus O’Neil, Jack Swagger, Heath Slater, Stardust, Justin Gabriel, Sin Cara, Adam Rose, Tyson Kidd, The Usos, Los Matadores & Cesaro. * Backstage segment with Kane and Santino Marella. * Promo from Bray Wyatt played on the Titantron.2. WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella w/Brie Bella def. Emma* Afterwards, Nikki cut a promo on AJ Lee. AJ then came out and nailed Brie. 3. Ryback def. Seth Rollins by DQ when Kane interfered. * Afterwards, Kane attacked Ryback with a chair. 4. The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) def. Slater Gator & Curtis Axel* Backstage segment with Daniel Bryan. Made Kane vs. Ryback in a Chairs Match for the 12/14 TLC PPV. When asked if he would be back soon, Bryan did the “Yes!” chant.5. Dolph Ziggler def. WWE Intercontinental Champion Luke Harper by countout, Harper retains the title.* Afterwards, Harper went to hit Ziggler with the title belt, but Ziggler ducked and laid out Harper with the Zig-Zag to close the show. Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClip’Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John CenaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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Milan name price for Bonucci

first_imgAC Milan have reportedly told potential suitors that Leonardo Bonucci would cost them around £31m, according to talkSPORT.The cash-strapped San Siro club are to open to selling the Italian international defender in order to balance their books.Bonucci, who joined from rivals Juventus after falling out of favour in Turin is reportedly gathering interest from English side Manchester United and French champions, Paris Saint Germaine.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Milan have already been banned from this season’s upcoming UEFA Europa League after they were found guilty of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.Portuguese striker Andre Silva has been drawing the attention of newly promoted English premier league side Wolverhampton Wanderers, and a move to the Molineux looks set to be on the cards should they match Milan’s valuation of the player.Silva joined from Portuguese side FC Porto last summer for a fee of around 40 million euros and struggle to make a huge impact. Milan would hope selling both Bonucci and Andre Silva should be enough to see them balance their books.last_img read more

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Better Shades of Grey aims to shine flattering light on WSUV

first_imgWhen Google searching “50 Shades of Grey” and “WSU Vancouver,” the last thing you expect to read about is an art gallery. The best-selling “Grey” series of bawdy novels features a fictional student at the very real branch campus of Washington State University.But Avantika Bawa, a professor of fine arts at WSU Vancouver, is doing her best to ensure an art gallery is what Google will turn up. The gallery show is titled “Better Shades of Grey,” to redefine what people notice when looking into WSU Vancouver, and to bring more attention to the campus’s fine arts minor.o What: “Better Shades of Grey” student art showo When: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday now through Dec. 5o Where: Science and Engineering Building Gallery, WSU Vancouver, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.o Cost: Free admission. Paid parking at meters or for $3 in the Blue Daily Pay Lot.“It’s unfortunate that’s how people first hear about the school, as opposed to the art and research and students here,” said Bawa.Bawa, who has been teaching at the school for three years, chose the title based on a suggestion from a student and a vote from her class. “It’s all about marketing, and making the most of what you have,” she said. “We are using it to present ourselves, not some fiction writer.”The “Better Shades of Grey” gallery aims to reclaim WSU Vancouver’s identity.The gallery, on the first and second floors of the Science and Engineering building at the campus, features work ranging from simple paint on canvas to tree branches and bones, all in gray scale.last_img read more

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Police discover car filled with drugs cash during traffic stop

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Hollywood police discovered a car filled with drugs and cash during a traffic stop, Thursday.Police arrested two people after they found cocaine, marijuana, mushrooms, prescription pills and cash in the car, according to the arrest report.The traffic stop happened near the 500 Block of North 14th Avenue.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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SUV slams into North Miami preschool 2 hurt

first_imgNORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – The owner of a preschool in North Miami is relieved that no children were inside the building when the driver of an SUV lost control and came crashing into it, sending two people to the hospital.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to Skipper Chuck’s Child Care Center, located at the intersection of Northwest 119th Street and 11th Avenue, Saturday morning.7News cameras captured a red Dodge Durango completely inside the building.The preschool’s owner, Lorraine Smith-Pee, was surprised by the SUV driver’s smashing entrance, but she was also grateful no students were inside.“Very lucky and blessed,” she said.But the driver left behind debris to clean up and damages to be repaired.“An SUV ran into the building destroyed and just destroyed my whole classroom,” said Smith-Pee. The day care’s owner, a teacher of 33 years, said she never thought something like this could happen to her facility.“I see things like that on TV, as far as the news and stuff, cars going into buildings and everything, but not my classroom,” she said, “I was deeply destroyed.”Authorities have declared the building unsafe, but Smith-Pee is just happy it was not full of 3- and 4-year-olds when the crash took place.“I feel very lucky. It’s not a tragedy. Everything can be rebuilt, and kids’ lives cannot be replaced,” she said, “so I thank God for that.”Smith-Pee said the children who normally attend the North Miami location of the day care will go to one of the other two locations.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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NASA A massive meteor exploded over Earth but almost no one noticed

first_imgA fireball the size of the one that exploded over the Bering Sea is only expected about two or three times every 100 years, says NASA. Pete Saloutos A giant fireball exploded in Earth’s atmosphere on Dec. 18 off the coast of Russia over the Bering Sea.It was the second-largest known meteor explosion in the past 30 years, according to NASA data. The fireball released a blast with an impact energy of 173 kilotons at just 25.6 kilometers above Earth’s surface. (At around 100 kilometers you’d be in space.) A fireball this big is only expected about two or three times every 100 years, Lindley Johnson, planetary defense officer at NASA, told BBC News on Monday. However, because of its remote location, almost no one noticed. Military satellites picked it up and reported it to NASA.  screen-shot-2019-03-18-at-11-58-31-amNASA’s data shows the two largest fireball explosions in recent years — one above Russia in 2013, the other above the Bering Sea in 2018.  Screenshot by Marrian Zhou/CNET The fireball is second only to one that exploded 23.3 kilometers above Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013, with an impact energy of 440 kilotons. Witnesses said one meteorite damaged a zinc factory in the Chelyabinsk region and disrupted the city’s internet and mobile service. The blast set off a shock wave that broke nearby windows and set off car alarms. NASA didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Though some folks have tweeted photos of the meteor. Share your voice 4 Tags First published on March 18, 10:07 a.m. PT. Updates, 12:59 p.m. PT: Adds tweets about the fireball explosion.  Commentscenter_img Last year’s Bering Sea meteor explosion as seen from the… https://t.co/UPwJfdiJL3 pic.twitter.com/RPE28xBBmG— Love Everyone Often (@LoveEveryone144) March 18, 2019 Sci-Tech Culture See the 2nd-largest meteor explosion in modern history.It is very tiny in the picture but I tried to zoom.https://t.co/XRtXFaL7hG pic.twitter.com/PyEuOYdh9X— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) March 18, 2019 NASAlast_img read more

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Recession knocking at the door of Indian economy Amit Mitra

first_imgKolkata: Expressing concern over the slump across various sectors, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Saturday predicted a deep recession knocking at the doors of the country’s economy. Mitra said the masses are stressed out, with GDP growth hovering at its lowest ebb in five years, and manufacturing, capital goods and index of industrial production all coming under pressure. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us Mitra, who was Secretary-General Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry before joining politics, alleged that the Narendra Modi government was harassing industrialists. “Businessmen are becoming NRIs. The fear is making them leave the country, ” he said. “The budget had no major steps to speed up growth… nothing is being done by the Finance Ministry,” he added.last_img read more

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Fiat Linea Facelift to Hit Indian Market Soon Bookings Open Specs Price

first_imgFiat India is all set to launch the facelift Linea in the domestic market on 4 March. Bookings for the upcoming car have begun with an advance payment of ₹25,000.Wearing a redesigned front grille, the new facelift Linea comes with new fog lamps and a new front bumper. The car will hit the Indian market with two engine options-petrol and diesel. The petrol model packs 114PS 1.4 liter turbochaged T-jet engine under the hood, and the diesel model comes with 1.3-liter Multijet diesel motor, which can churn out a power of 93PS and a torque of 209 NM. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.The updated Fiat Linea petrol and diesel will be offered in three trims – Active, Dynamic and Emotion. According to AutoCarIndia , the Fiat Linea Activa T-Jet petrol is likely to fall cost ₹7.64 lakh and the diesel variant is likely to come for ₹8.24 lakh. The Fiat Linea Facelift Activa is speculated to accommodate features like Disc brakes on all four wheels, ABS, chrome exhaust tip, central locking, dual-tone dashboard, automatic headlamps, power windows, rear AC, electrically adjustable ORVMs, rear defogger and Tilt steering.The Linea Dynamic Petrol is expected to come with a price tag of ₹8.56 lakh, while the diesel may carry a price point of ₹9.36 lakh. The Dynamic trim carries a slew of features like Dual-stage front airbags,15-inch alloy wheels with 195/60 section tyres, adjustable driver’s seat, automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, four-speaker music system with two tweeters and CD, MP3, USB, Bluetooth and Aux-in compatibility and Steering-mounted audio controls in addition to the features offered in Activa.The top variant of the new Linea Facelift Emotion comes with features like Leather upholstery, Chrome accents, Cruise control and 16-inch alloy wheels. The speculated price of the petrol Emotion is ₹9.22 lakh and the diesel variant is ₹9.79 lakh.last_img read more

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ExCon Who Worked for Rich Family Arrested in Their Deaths

first_imgDNA analysis at a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms lab linked Wint to the crime, a law enforcement official involved in the investigation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity for lack of authorization to discuss the investigation publicly.Wint has a record of violent offenses.He was arrested once in 2006 and twice in 2007 for assault in Oswego County, N.Y., Under sheriff Gene Sullivan said. He was released in July 2008 after serving a 10-month sentence, and then convicted again of assaulting a girlfriend in Maryland in 2009. In 2010, he pleaded guilty to malicious destruction of property after he allegedly broke into a woman’s apartment, stole a television, vandalized her car and threatened to kill her infant daughter.“The defendant advised he was good with a knife and could kill them easily and was not afraid of the police,” a detective wrote.Also in 2010, Wint was arrested carrying a 2-foot-long machete and a BB pistol outside the American Iron Works headquarters, but weapons charges were dropped after he pleaded guilty to possessing an open container of alcohol.Attorney Robin Ficker said Wint didn’t seem violent when he defended him in earlier cases. “He’s a very nice person,” Ficker said.A housekeeper who worked for the Savopoulos family for 20 years, Nelitza Gutierrez, told the AP that she believes the family and Figueroa were held captive for nearly a day before they were killed, citing an unusual voice mail from Savopoulos and a text message sent from the phone of his wife, telling her not to come to the house.The text message read, in part, “I am making sure you are not coming today.” Gutierrez said she called and texted back but got no response.The family’s two teenage daughters were away at boarding school at the time. On Friday, the family thanked law enforcement and firefighters, and said they wouldn’t give interviews. “Our family, and Vera’s family, have suffered unimaginable loss, and we ask for the time and space to grieve privately,” the statement says.Representatives of American Iron Works have repeatedly declined to comment.___Contributors include Alex Brandon, Sarah Brumfield and Jessica Gresko in Washington, Meredith Somers in Upper Marlboro, Maryland; Colleen Long in New York City and Carolyn Thompson in Buffalo, New York. —Follow Ben Nuckols on Twitter at https://twitter.com/APBenNuckols .—This story has been corrected to show that two other men and three women were detained along with Wint. This combination of undated photos provided by the Washington, D.C., police shows Daron Dylon Wint. The police issued a news release late Wednesday, May 20, 2015, saying they are looking for Wint in connection with last Thursday’s quadruple homicide of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. marshals and police arrested a dangerous ex-convict and took his five companions into custody, safely ending a multi-state manhunt in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper.The fugitive task force tracked Daron Dylon Wint to New York and back before they caught up with him late Thursday night in the parking lot of a Howard Johnson Express Inn in College Park, Maryland, authorities said. Dozens of officers quietly tailed a car and truck into the nation’s capital and then swarmed in so quickly that the group surrendered without a fight.“We had overwhelming numbers and force,” Robert Fernandez, commander of the U.S. Marshal Service’s Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, told The Associated Press on Friday. “They completely submitted immediately.”Police have not detailed why Wint — a welder who once worked for Savvas Savopoulos’ American Iron Works company — would want to kill the executive, his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip, and their housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa. Three of the four had been stabbed or bludgeoned before their mansion was set on fire on May 14.Wint, 34, was arrested about 11 p.m. Thursday on charges of first-degree murder while armed, D.C. police and the Marshals Service said. He was expected to appear in D.C. Superior Court on Friday afternoon. Wint is the only person currently charged and the only one of the group expected to make a court appearance Friday.Investigators narrowly missed Wint in New York’s Brooklyn borough Wednesday night.“We believe he saw himself on the news and just took off,” Fernandez said.Investigators tracked Wint to the motel in Maryland, where they quickly realized he was probably in one of two vehicles in the parking lot. The car and truck left together, and the team followed as they took a U-turn and a strange route, either getting lost or trying to shake them, Fernandez said.Police continue working at a fire-damaged multimillion-dollar home in northwest Washington home, Friday May 22, 2015, where 46-year-old Savvas Savopoulos, his 47-year-old wife, Amy Savopoulos, the couple’s 10-year-old son Philip, and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa were found dead May 14. U.S. marshals and police arrested a dangerous ex-convict and took his five companions into custody, safely ending a multistate manhunt in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. The fugitive task force tracked Daron Dylon Wint to New York and back before they caught up with him late Thursday (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)A police helicopter joined the pursuit from above, and officers eventually got between the two vehicles in northeast Washington. Wint surrendered without a fight and seemed “stoic” as he, two other men and three women were taken into custody, Fernandez said.“I don’t think they knew we were tailing them until the moment we swarmed in on them,” said Fernandez.The truck belongs to Amerit Fleet Solutions, and is basically a rolling garage, equipped to service and repair vehicles away from any fixed location. Spokeswoman Karen Vinton said the California-based company is aware that the truck was involved, and is cooperating with authorities.Fernandez said he noticed a big wad of cash in the truck, but didn’t know how much was there. It was not clear whether that money might have been connected to the Savopoulos family. Fernandez said he did not know whether the group was carrying any weapons before local police took them into custody.Police on Thursday did not rule out the possibility that other people were involved in the slayings, but said no other suspects had been identified.Wint had worked for American Iron Works, where Savopoulos was the chief executive. The construction-materials supplier based in Hyattsville, Maryland, has been involved in major projects in downtown Washington.The Savopouloses lived in a $4.5 million home in Woodley Park, where mansions are protected by fences and security systems and law enforcement is a constant presence, in part because Vice President Joe Biden’s official residence is nearby.Messages from the couple in the hours before their slayings confused and frightened their household staff and the slain housekeeper’s husband, who said later they felt something was amiss inside the mansion. The executive’s Porsche was later found in suburban Maryland, also set on fire.Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, center, flanked by Police Chief Cathy Lanier, left, and Special Agent in Charge Charlie Smith, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, speaks during a news conference in Washington, Thursday, May 21, 2015, on the investigation into the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)last_img read more

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Ultraluminous infrared galaxy with strong ionizedgas outflow discovered

first_img With infrared luminosities of over 1 trillion solar luminosities and star formation rates between 100 and 1,000 solar masses per year, ULIRGs are the most intensely star-forming galaxies in the local universe. Hence, finding new galaxies of this type could be important for improving the understanding of star formation and evolution.A team led by Xiaoyang Chen of Tohoku University in Japan is interested in detecting new objects of the ULIRG population. They are constructing a sample of ULIRGs at intermediate redshifts (between 0.5 an 1.0). For this purpose, they have performed an optical follow-up program for far-infrared sources available in the AKARI Far-Infrared Surveyor (FIS) Bright Source catalog by using optical imaging data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).Their study resulted in the discovery of a new ULIRG at a redshift of approximately 0.5, which received designation AKARI-FIS-V2 J0916248+073034, or J0916a for short. “In this paper we report a discovery of one ULIRG selected from AKARI 90-μm FIR survey, AKARI-FIS-V2 J0916248+073034 (hereafter J0916a),” the researchers wrote in the paper.According to the study, J0916a has a total infrared luminosity of about 6.13 trillion solar luminosities and an estimated star formation rate of nearly 1,000 solar masses per year. The galaxy’s stellar mass was calculated to be around 94.6 billion solar masses.The researchers found that J0916a showcases signatures of an extremely strong outflow in its emission line profiles. They noted that high- and low-ionization potential lines show large velocity dispersions and shifts in relative to the stellar absorption lines. “J0916a shows extreme outflow not only in the [O III] emission line, but also in the [O II] emission line,” the paper reads.The study reveals that the outflow in J0916a most likely extends to a radius of about 13,000 light years. The astronomers say that this outflow is among the most powerful observed in ULIRGs and quasars at redshifts between 0.3 and 1.6, as it has the mass outflow and energy ejection rates estimated to be at a level of around 500 solar masses per year and approximately 400 tredecillion erg/second respectively.Given that J0916a exhibits such strong outflow and an intense star formation process, the authors of the paper assume that the star-forming region of the galaxy has not yet been severely affected by the outflow.In concluding remarks, the researchers suggest further observations of J0916a in order to reveal the properties and origins of the outflow. For instance, they propose spectroscopy observations with higher spatial and spectral resolution to determine the electron density in the outflowing gas, and integral-field spectroscopy to investigate the structure of the outflow. Explore further More information: Xiaoyang Chen et al. Discovery of a strong ionized-gas outflow in an AKARI-selected Ultra-luminous Infrared Galaxy at z = 0.5. arXiv:1901.05618 [astro-ph.GA]. arxiv.org/abs/1901.05618 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. © 2019 Science X Network AKARI Wide-S 90-µm and VLA FIRST 21-cm images of AKARI-FIS-V2 J0916248+073034. Credit: Chen et al., 2019. Researchers study molecular gas in the galaxy Markarian 273 Citation: Ultra-luminous infrared galaxy with strong ionized-gas outflow discovered (2019, January 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-ultra-luminous-infrared-galaxy-strong-ionized-gas.html Japanese astronomers report the identification of a new ultra-luminous infrared galaxy (ULIRG) as part of the search for far-infrared-bright but optically faint objects. The newly detected ULIRG, designated AKARI-FIS-V2 J0916248+073034, exhibits a strong ionized gas outflow. A paper detailing the discovery was published January 17 on arXiv.org.last_img read more

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Uturn Now Rijiju says Dawood lives in Pak

first_imgAfter the government was left red- faced over its contradictory reply in Parliament on the whereabouts of Dawood Ibrahim, junior Indian Home Minister Kiren Rijiju said the underworld don lives in Pakistan and the Centre would continue to pursue the case very seriously.“Government’s consistent stand is that he (Dawood) is in Pakistan and government of India has been providing information to Pakistan about his whereabouts and Pakistani agencies are not cooperating with Indian government. That is well known to everyone,” he told reporters outside Parliament. The minister said he could not say about the clarification to be given by the government in Parliament but requested everyone not to misconstrue a statement which is based on specific questions.  Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI “So, if necessary, clarifications will be given but what I want to say is that please don’t question the intention of the government, the government is very clear and government’s job is well defined and it is pursuing the case very seriously,” he said.Earlier, replying to a written question of BJP MP Nityanand Rai in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said, “The subject has not been located so far. Extradition process with regard to Dawood Ibrahim would be initiated once the subject is located.”  Interestingly, the government has been maintaining for a long time that Dawood is living in Pakistan with the patronage of Pakistani security establishment.The name of Dawood, who is wanted in connection with 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, figures in almost all the dossiers that have been handed over to Pakistan since the NDA rule in early 2000.last_img read more

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