Some seals removed from beleaguered Newfoundland town officials say

first_imgRODDICKTON, N.L. — Federal fisheries officers are assessing dozens of stranded seals causing havoc for residents of a small Newfoundland town.The wayward animals have been blocking roads, driveways and doors in Roddickton, N.L. — and residents are unable to move them because it is illegal to touch marine mammals.A Fisheries Department spokesperson said Thursday some seals have already been removed and officers and scientists are working to determine the health of the seals spotted inland.Roddickton Mayor Sheila Fitzgerald said Wednesday the group of about 40 harp seals is becoming hungry, tired and crying out, suggesting they may be too disoriented to find their way back to the ocean.Two have been struck and killed by vehicles.Town council has asked the Fisheries Department to return the seals to the ocean, which is at the edge of a frozen inlet that has trapped the animals in the area since last week.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Stress levels rising at Kashechewan along with flood water Todd LamirandeAPTN NewsLeaders of a flood-prone First Nation implored Ottawa Tuesday to relocate the northern Ontario community.They say the stress and anxiety of being on the move every spring is hurting the people of Kashechewan.And has put some of their children in harm’s way.last_img

UN electoral team wraps up assessment mission to Haiti

The mission led by Nguyen Dong of the UN Electoral Assistance Division, in close coordination with the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held consultations with the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), Haitian authorities, the diplomatic community in Haiti as well as representatives of political parties, religious leaders and civil society. Mr. Nguyen said discussions revolved mainly around the conduct of elections, particularly on the modalities of the technical assistance the international community could provide. They also touched on the functioning and professionalization of the CEP as the institution in charge of the electoral process as well as on the Council’s key priorities such as the electoral registry, voting procedures and budgetary estimates, he added. “All interlocutors unanimously emphasized the need to hold presidential elections in accordance with the constitutional timeline,” Mr. Nguyen said. “The United Nations role will consist of providing technical assistance and in coordinating the bilateral assistance so as to ensure an effective and streamlined electoral process.” read more

Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions by Tammy Webber, The Associated Press Posted Mar 29, 2017 9:26 am MDT Last Updated Mar 29, 2017 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 file photo, demonstrators gather in front of the White House in Washington, during a rally against President Donald Trump’s Energy Independence Executive order. Environmental groups are preparing to go to court to battle Trump’s efforts to roll back his predecessor’s plans to curb global warming. But they say their first order of business is to mobilize a public backlash against an executive order Trump signed on Tuesday that eliminates many restrictions of fossil fuel production. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) CHICAGO – Environmental groups that have hired extra lawyers in recent months are prepared to go to court to fight a sweeping executive order from President Donald Trump that eliminates many restrictions on fossil fuel production and would roll back his predecessor’s plans to curb global warming. But they said they’ll take their first battle to the court of public opinion.Advocates said they plan to work together to mobilize a public backlash against an executive order signed by Trump on Tuesday that includes initiating a review of former President Barack Obama’s signature plan to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants and lifting a 14-month-old moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands. Trump, who has called global warming a “hoax” invented by the Chinese, said during his campaign that he would kill Obama’s climate plans and bring back coal jobs.Even so, “this is not what most people elected Trump to do,” said David Goldston, director of government affairs at the Natural Resources Defence Council, who said Trump’s actions are short-sighted and won’t bring back the jobs he promised. “Poll after poll shows that the public supports climate action.”A poll released in September found 71 per cent of Americans want the U.S. government to do something about global warming, including 6 per cent who think the government should act even though they are not sure that climate change is happening. That poll, which also found most Americans are willing to pay a little more each month to fight global warming, was conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago.The White House and Department of Justice declined to comment.While Republicans have blamed Obama-era environmental regulations for the loss of coal jobs, federal data show that U.S. mines have been losing jobs for decades under presidents from both parties because of automation and competition from natural gas and because solar panels and wind turbines can produce emissions-free electricity cheaper than burning coal.But many people in coal country are counting on the jobs that Trump has promised, and industry advocates praised his orders.“These executive actions are a welcome departure from the previous administration’s strategy of making energy more expensive through costly, job-killing regulations that choked our economy,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue.The order also will scrap language on the “social cost” of greenhouse gases, and will initiate a review of efforts to reduce the emission of methane in oil and natural gas production as well as a Bureau of Land Management hydraulic fracturing rule, to determine whether those reflect the president’s policy priorities.It also will rescind Obama-era executive orders and memoranda, including one that addressed climate change and national security and one that sought to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. The administration is still in discussion about whether it intends to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.Environmentalists say clean energy would create thousands of new jobs and fear that Trump’s actions will put the U.S. at a competitive disadvantage to other countries that are embracing it.But they believe efforts to revive coal ultimately will fail because many states and industries already have been embracing renewable energy or switching to natural gas.“Those decisions are being made at the state level and plant by plant,” said Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen, who said his group is “continuing to work aggressively to retire dirty coal plants.“Coal is not coming back,” Van Noppen added. “While the president is taking big splashy action, he is actually doomed to fail.”A coalition of 16 states and the District of Columbia said they will oppose any effort by the Trump administration to withdraw the Clean Power Plan or seek dismissal of a pending legal case before a federal appeals court in Washington.Environmental advocates also are ready to go to court on a moment’s notice, including to defend environmental laws if the U.S. government does not, and will watch the administration’s actions closely, said the NRDC’s Goldston.“The president doesn’t get to simply rewrite safeguards; they have to … prove the changes are in line with the law and science,” Goldston said. “I think that’s going to be a high hurdle for them.”Jeremy Symons, associate vice-president at the Environmental Defence Fund, said advocates will work to build support among lawmakers along with the public.“In terms of the big picture, our strategy is simple: Shine a spotlight on what is going on and mobilize the public against these rollbacks that threaten our children’s health” and the climate, he said. read more

During Spain visit UN Chief kicks off Real MadridLevante soccer match

Sporting a white jersey with the number 1,000 on his back, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today kicked off the Real Madrid-Levante match at the Santiago Bernanéu stadium in the Spanish capital of Madrid.Mr. Ban was all smiles as he performed the ceremonial kick-off on the 30th day of the Spanish La Liga.The 1,000 number on his back represents the number of days remaining to take action before the deadline of the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).The eight MDGs address poverty and hunger, education, gender equality, child mortality, maternal health, combating AIDS, malaria and other diseases, environmental sustainability and a global partnership for development.”I’ve watched Real Madrid matches for years and its one of the best teams in the world,” Mr. Ban said in an interview. “I particularly like Casillas, who is a good United Nations ambassador for the Millennium Development Goals.”With today’s kick-off Mr. Ban sought to raise awareness not just of the importance of achieving the MDGs, but also of the role that sports can play in tackling poverty, as well as promoting education, health, development and peace.Yesterday, Mr. Ban launched the campaign, “MDG Momentum – 1,000 Days of Action” and called on governments, international organizations and civil society groups to work with the UN and its partners to achieve greater gains by the 2015 target date.“The MDGs are the most successful global anti-poverty push in history,” Mr. Ban said. “[They] have helped set global and national priorities, mobilize action, and achieve remarkable results.”According to UN figures, since the MDGs were adopted by all UN Member States in 2000, global extreme poverty rate has been cut in half and two billion more people have gained access to safe drinking water. In addition, according to those figures, maternal and child mortality have dropped. The world continues to fight killer diseases, such as malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS.Following his visit to Madrid, Mr. Ban will travel to The Hague, Netherlands. He then heads to the Vatican City in a trip announced today by his spokespeople. Mr. Ban will meet Pope Francis on 9 April to discuss the continuing cooperation between the United Nations and the Holy See.He will also meet Italian officials in Rome, including the President, the Prime Minister, the President of the Senate and the President of the Chamber of Deputies. read more

Government must fuel UK automotive ambition

This week, the All Party Parliamentary Motor Group (APMG) called on government to back the UK automotive sector as a key industry for growth in a competitive global market.Launching its annual report, the APMG looked forward to the publication of the Automotive Sector Strategy describing the UK automotive industry as a ‘priority’ and reinforcing that government must sustain investment, and leverage significant overseas opportunities to ensure that UK automotive can seize opportunities for future growth.The report, Fuelling Ambition: Investment and Strategic Direction for UK Automotive, looks at the challenges and opportunities facing the industry – including future driving trends, low carbon innovation and exports and trade policy.The report highlights four key recommendations to government:1. The automotive strategy has established a comprehensive framework and strategic direction for the industry that requires cross-party and long-term government support for implementation.2. Government needs to support industry to respond to changing driving trends and habits with analysis, accurate and transparent data and further investment.3. Government must sustain long term investment for the sector, and focus particularly on areas in which the UK is excelling – such as low carbon technology.4. To expand the UK automotive sector’s success overseas, government should focus on securing deals with priority markets, such as the EU-US Trade Deal, and reducing other barriers to trade.Launching the report at the Group’s Annual General Meeting, the Group’s Chairman, Richard Burden MP said, “Protecting and strengthening the automotive sector for the future requires concerted action. Our report highlights that there are new opportunities and challenges – such as the ‘peak car phenomenon’ and low carbon innovation – that require government’s focus and investment by industry now to ensure the sector can maximise growth. For the automotive industry to continue excelling the government must continue to play a central part.”To view the full APMG annual report for 2013, follow the link: Fuelling Ambition: Investment and Strategic Direction for UK AutomotiveClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Why yoyo dieting is still better than doing nothing for weight loss

first_imgDr David Allison, a biostatistician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said people should view dieting like a trip to the dentist.“If you go the dentist for your six month evaluation, they find there’s some plaque around your teeth and scrape it off, and then they give you a toothbrush and piece of string and send you out and say keep up the good work,” he told the American Association Annual Conference in Boston.“And six months later, guess what, the plaque is back on. Just like weight loss. Nobody says dentistry is a failure. They say that’s ok. “A concern with obesity is that you lose the weight and you gain it back within two to five years. And if you do this repeatedly, perhaps you’re harming yourself. So we think it’s probably not a bad idea to lose weight even if you are going to gain it back and redo it every few yearsDr David Allison  Experts also warned that obesity can be contagious, and said socializing with people who were gaining weight puts others at greater risk of becoming fat as well. Conversely, if friends like spending time in the gym, it encourages more healthy behavior.  Dr Allison said: “One way people have thought about manipulating these social networks is through intervention programmes – maybe we should not treat people individually, but maybe we should have buddy programmes. “So you and your buddy come in and get the treatment together. Overweight man Show more “We just finished a study in mice and what we found is that when mice who are obese keep on repeatedly losing and gaining that weight, they live longer than the mice that are allowed to stay obese.“So we think it’s probably not a bad idea to lose weight even if you are going to gain it back and redo it every few years.”Around two in three British adults are overweight or obese, which increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, liver disease and cancer.Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health at Oxford University said: “I agree with the notion that losing weight is generally worthwhile, even if you put the weight back on again.“We have good evidence from long term follow up studies after controlled intervention studies in humans that there is a benefit.” Exercise center_img Yo-yo dieting is still beneficial for health, new research suggest, after a study showed serial slimmers live longer than those who simply remain fat. Experts found those who dropped large amounts of weight, only to regain it later had similar life expectancies to moderate dieters.Around nine in 10 diets end in failure, but researchers said that people should not be disheartened because a cycle of weight loss and gain is still beneficial than not dieting at all. Going on a diet is still a good idea, scientists sayCredit:Dominic Lipinski/PA  Exercise can be contagiousCredit:Alamy Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. However other experts cautioned against yo-yo dieting for health. Professor Timothy Spector, of  King’s College, London, author of The Diet Myth:  “Data in humans shows that yo yo dieting makes you gain weight long term. In our twin study of 5000 twins the yo yo dieter was usually heavier long term than the identical twin who didn’t diet.Although mice and men are different , a recent Israeli study in mice found that yo yo dieting causes a massive change in their gut  microbes that permanently alters energy regulation. These microbes cause obesity when transplanted into other mice.”So the evidence for me shows crash calorie restriction dieting is to be avoided at all costs.”last_img read more

Twenty children killed in Oklahoma twister

first_imgTHE OKLAHOMA STATE medical examiner’s office says that 20 children are among the dead in the tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburbs.The twister has killed at least 51 people and officials fear the death toll will rise.Medical examiner spokeswoman Amy Elliott confirmed the children’s deaths last night.The tornado made a direct hit on an elementary school in Moore and authorities were seen pulling children alive from the rubble. Authorities are still searching for victims throughout the community.US President Barack Obama has declared an official disaster in the state.Alonzo Adams/AP/Press Association ImagesThe storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, a community of 41,000 people about 10 miles south of the city. Block after block lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken wood. Cars and trucks were left crumpled on the roadside.The National Weather Service issued an initial finding that the tornado was an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale, the second most-powerful type of twister.More than 120 people were being treated at hospitals, including about 50 children. Search-and-rescue efforts were to continue throughout the night.Tiffany Thronesberry said she heard from her mother, Barbara Jarrell, shortly after the tornado.“I got a phone call from her screaming, ‘Help! Help! I can’t breathe. My house is on top of me!’” Thronesberry said.Thronesberry hurried to her mother’s house, where first responders had already pulled her out. Her mother was hospitalised for treatment of cuts and bruises.Sue Ogrocki/AP/Press Association ImagesRecovery EffortsRescuers launched a desperate rescue effort at the school, pulling children from heaps of debris and carrying them to a triage centre.Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin deployed 80 National Guard members to assist with rescue operations and activated extra highway patrol officers.Fallin also spoke with President Obama, who ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts.Many land lines to stricken areas were down, and cellphone networks were congested. The storm was so massive that it will take time to establish communications between rescuers and state officials, the governor said.In video of the storm, the dark funnel cloud could be seen marching slowly across the green landscape. As it churned through the community, the twister scattered shards of wood, awnings and glass all over the streets.The tornado also destroyed the community hospital and some retail stores. Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis watched it pass through from his jewelry shop.“All of my employees were in the vault,” Lewis said.Chris Calvert saw the menacing cloud approaching from about a mile away.“I was close enough to hear it,” he said. “It was just a low roar, and you could see the debris, like pieces of shingles and insulation and stuff like that, rotating around it.”Even though his subdivision is a mile from the tornado’s path, it was still covered with debris. He found a picture of a small girl on Santa Claus’ lap in his yard.Volunteers and first responders raced to search the debris for survivors.Sue Ogrocki/AP/Press Association ImagesChildren at schoolAt Plaza Towers Elementary School, the storm tore off the roof, knocked down walls and turned the playground into a mass of twisted plastic and metal.Children from the school were among the dead, but several students were pulled alive from the rubble. Rescue workers passed the survivors down a human chain to the triage center in the parking lot.James Rushing, who lives across the street from the school, heard reports of the approaching twister and ran to the school, where his five-year-old foster son, Aiden, attends classes. Rushing believed he would be safer there.“About two minutes after I got there, the school started coming apart,” he said.The students were sent into the restroom.A man with a megaphone stood Monday evening near St. Andrews United Methodist Church and called out the names of surviving children. Parents waited nearby, hoping to hear their sons’ and daughters’ names.Don Denton hadn’t heard from his two sons since the tornado hit the town, but the man who has endured six back surgeries and walks with a severe limp said he walked about two miles as he searched for them.As reports of the storm came in, Denton’s 16-year-old texted him, telling him to call.“I was trying to call him, and I couldn’t get through,” Denton said.Eventually, Denton said, his sons spotted him in the crowd. They were fine, but upset to hear that their grandparents’ home was destroyed.Sue Ogrocki/AP/Press Association ImagesAs dusk began to fall, heavy equipment was rolled up to the school, and emergency workers wearing yellow crawled among the ruins, searching for survivors.Because the ground was muddy, bulldozers and front-end loaders were getting stuck. Crews used jackhammers and sledgehammers to tear away concrete, and chunks were being thrown to the side as the workers dug.Douglas Sherman drove two blocks from his home to help.“Just having those kids trapped in that school, that really turns the table on a lot of things,” he said.TrajectoryA map provided by the National Weather Service showed that the storm began west of Newcastle and crossed the Canadian River into Oklahoma City’s rural far southwestern side about 3pm. When it reached Moore, the twister cut a path through the center of town before lifting back into the sky at Lake Stanley Draper.Oklahoma City Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said downed power lines and open gas lines posed a risk in the aftermath of the system.Monday’s powerful tornado loosely followed the path of a killer twister that slammed the region in May 1999. The weather service estimated that it was at least a half-mile wide. The 1999 storm had winds clocked at 300 mph.Kelsey Angle, a weather service meteorologist in Kansas City, Mo., said it’s unusual for two such powerful tornadoes to track roughly the same path.It was the fourth tornado to hit Moore since 1998. A twister also struck in 2003.Lewis, who was also mayor during the 1999 storm, said the city was already at work on the recovery.“We’ve already started printing the street signs. It took 61 days to clean up after the 1999 tornado. We had a lot of help then. We’ve got a lot of help now.”Monday’s devastation in Oklahoma came almost exactly two years after an enormous twister ripped through the city of Joplin killing 158 people and injuring hundreds more.That May 2011 tornado was the deadliest in the United States since modern tornado record keeping began in 1950, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Before Joplin, the deadliest modern tornado was June 1953 in Flint, Michigan when 116 people died.Scenes of death, destruction as tornado strikes Oklahoma suburbslast_img read more

Struggling label American Apparel has fired its founder and CEO over allegations

first_img Source: AP/Press Association Images“Dov Charney created American Apparel, but the company has grown much larger than any one individual and we are confident that its greatest days are still ahead,” Mayer added.Charney founded American Apparel in 1989 in Montreal before moving its headquarters to Los Angeles.The company grew aggressively for many years and broke with the crowd with what it calls a “sweatshop-free, Made in USA manufacturing philosophy”, keeping much of its production in its California factory.American Apparel has approximately 10,000 employees and operates 249 retail stores in 20 countries, according to the statement. It has one branch in Ireland on Dublin’s Grafton Street.But the firm has struggled financially. Last year it lost $106.3 million (€78 million) on revenue of $633.9 million. That comes on top of losses of $37.3 million in 2012 and $39.3 million in 2011.Charney’s dismissal could now force American Apparel to default under its credit agreement and it is now holding discussions with lenders, the company said.American Apparel shares, which in the past had exceeded $15, fell 1.5 % at close on Wednesday to $0.64.- © AFP, 2014Read: American Apparel’s new underwear model is 62 years old > Read: ‘Traditional marketing is dead or irrelevant’ – American Apparel’s marketing guru > STRUGGLING INTERNATIONAL FASHION label American Apparel said today it is firing its founder and chief executive as part of an “investigation into alleged misconduct”.Canadian Dov Charney has been suspended and will be let go in the next 30 days, the company said in a statement.Charney, who was known for sometimes walking around his factories in his underpants, has been accused of sexual harassment by several of his own employees.“We take no joy in this, but the board felt it was the right thing to do,” Allan Mayer, who has been appointed with David Danziger as co-chairmen of the board to replace Charney, said in a statement.Chief financial officer John Luttrell, a veteran of the textile industry, was also named as interim chief executive officer.last_img read more

I have a PSN account what should I do

first_imgThe revelation yesterday that Sony has discovered PlayStation Network and Qriocity accounts have been hacked, has understandably got anyone with one of those accounts worried.What exactly has been taken and what should you do about it? Here’s a brief guide that we hope you find useful.The information taken by the hacker includes:Your full nameYour address for billingYour address for shippingCountryEmail addressFull birth datePSN ID and/or Qriocity IDPSN password and/or Qriocity passwordSecurity questions and answers for both PSN and Qriocity accountsYour full purchase history of digital productsAny sub-accounts will also have the same information compromisedPotentially: Credit card number and expiry dateEffectively the hacker who took this information knows a lot about you, and depending on his/her intentions could use it in an attempt to make some money. This could be done by selling the information on which would then be used in phishing attacks, identity theft, or some form of contact attempt. Any contact will likely seem convincing as so much is known about each user from Sony’s compromised servers.There are a number of actions you can take to limit your exposure to any malicious activity both now and when PSN and Qriocity come back online.What to do nowIt’s unclear whether credit card details were taken or not, but Sony is not taking any chances and guessing they may have been. What you need to do is find out which card is associated with your PSN account and start looking through transactions from April 17 onwards. Is there anything unusual on your transaction history?Even if there isn’t yet, it is possible they could appear in the future so you need to continue to check for the next few months. Alternatively, if the card is near its expiration date, or you don’t rely on it on a daily basis, phone up your bank and tell them you want a replacement because of this Sony issue. That will get the card cancelled and a new one sent out in a few days. It also guarantees no money will be stolen from your account.Sony has offered some further advice for U.S. residents regarding obtaining a free credit report. You can view the advice and contact details of credit bureaus on the PSN update post.Another problem to be aware of is reuse of username and password information. Have you used the same login details from your PSN account elsewhere? If so, you need to change them as soon as possible to ensure further accounts are not accessed. It doesn’t matter what type of accounts you have reused the login details with, change them. Remember, the hacker has answers to security questions as well as your passwords. If those same questions are used on other accounts it makes it easier to gain access. Update all the security information you can on your different online accounts.Finally, be vigilante with any emails, phone calls, or offers in the post etc. you receive in the coming weeks. These people know where you live, how to contact you via email, and what products you have purchased. It won’t be hard for them to contact you with a very official and legitimate-looking e-mail or call pretending to be from Sony. Be on your guard and treat anything like this with suspicion. Sony is not going to contact you in this way.What to do when PSN/Qriocity is back onlineIf you follow the advice given above then the only thing left to do is change your account details stored with your PSN and Qriocity accounts. That means as soon as Sony say the service is live you need to change your username and password (and security questions if possible).As far as we know, Sony is not going to reset everyone’s account and it’s up to the individual to do this. We urge you to do it as soon as you have access to your account again.It’s already been said, but it’s worth repeating. Keep an eye on your bank transactions and be extra careful filtering through your correspondence. The amount of information leaked makes it that much easier for those with malicious intentions to trick you into believing something is legitimate.If anyone has any further advice they wish to share, please do so in the comments below.last_img read more

Des caméras de haut vol à prix cassés

first_imgDes caméras de haut vol à prix cassésCanon et Red au corps à corps : alors que le premier a décoché d’un modèle nommé C300, le second part avec une excellente caméra 4K à moins de 10.000 dollars. Évidemment, 10.000 dollars n’est pas ce que l’on met dans nos reflex de vacances. Ici on joue dans une autre ligue : 4K c’est 4096×1600, quatre fois la plus que la HD classique ! Un outil inutilisable pour l’amateur, mais indispensable pour le cinéma.La C300 (notre photo) exploite le nouveau Cinema EOS system de Canon. Compact, mais à la surprise de tous, pas 4K ! Elle se concentre sur l’optimisation du 1080p, avec un grand capteur de 35′ !Anticipant la grogne des utilisateurs de 4K, Canon a aussi présenté un DLSR(Digital single-lens reflex camera), le 5D Mk III, qui monte cette fois vraiment à 4096×1600 pixels. Ces DLSR avaient encore des soucis il y a quelques années, mais Canon travaille à les corriger.La marque se focalise donc sur les semis pros, en sortant des caméras à prix cassés (d’habitude, le 4K va chercher dans les 100.000 dollars…). Ces deux nouveaux modèles sortiront respectivement en janvier et mars 2012, aux alentours de 20.000 dollars, soit un peu plus de 14.500 euros.On comprend alors d’autant mieux le tour de force que vient d’effectuer Red: dès le 17 novembre, la Scarlet va passer à 9.750 dollars. Elle est renommée pour l’occasion “Scarlet X”. Certes avec les accessoires qui en feront une caméra complète on devrait monter vers 13.000 dollars, soit un peu moins de 9.500 euros. Mais elle filme à 25 fps en 4K, ce qui fait tout de même 50mo par secondes. 8 fois le débit de données du C300. Ce qui veut dire qu’il peut aussi faire du 3K à 48fps, du 2K à 60fps, et même du 1K à 120fps. Le 7 novembre 2011 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Dec 5 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsKathryn Dodge files appeal after falling behind in HD1 race by one voteRobyne, KUAC – FairbanksThe Democratic candidate in the back-and-forth nearly-tied race for a Fairbanks seat in the Alaska statehouse is now appealing the results.Dunleavy names new AG, corrections and public safety commissionersAnne Hillman and Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageGov. Mike Dunleavy has announced Amanda Price, Nancy Dahlstrom and Kevin Clarkson as the newest additions to his cabinet.Ben Stevens, former Alaska senator investigated by FBI, lands job with Dunleavy administrationNathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageBen Stevens, the former Alaska Senate president once investigated for corruption by federal authorities, has landed a job with Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration. He’ll be a policy advisor, focusing on fishing, legislation and transportation.Got quake damage? Officials outline next steps for claimsZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAs residents in southcentral Alaska clean up damage from last week’s earthquake, government officials have one major request: take notes.Disaster aid for Alaska to be linked to relief for Calif. wildfiresLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Sen. Lisa Murkowski says disaster funds for Alaska will likely be included early next year in a bill with aid for the victims of the California wildfires. “So Alaska is not alone in this,” she said.Gruening Middle School closed for the rest of the school year due to earthquake damageWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Anchorage School District announced that Gruening Middle School will be closed for the remainder of the school year due to damage sustained during Friday’s earthquake.After Friday’s quake, UAA classes resume in under a weekWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe University of Alaska Anchorage reopened to students Wednesday after being closed due to Friday’s earthquake. The university had no structural damage or gas leaks, but there was still a lot of cleaning up to do.Two Anchorage Assembly members are resigning — for two different reasonsZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageWhile it’s unusual for Assembly members to depart before the end of their terms, it’s not unprecedented.Anchorage Assembly approves $1B sale of ML&P to Chugach ElectricZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved the massive sale of its electric utility to another energy provider.Wasilla holds celebration for newly-minted Governor DunleavyAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauSeveral hundred Alaskans celebrated the inauguration of Mike Dunleavy as governor in Wasilla yesterday.Two teams of Lower 48 geologists are coming to Anchorage to study quakeCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThere’s all sorts of research going on about the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Southcentral Alaska on Friday, and two teams of geologists from the Lower 48 are heading to Anchorage to study it.last_img read more

Over 380000 Rohingya children at risk of losing future

first_imgRohingya refugees make their way to a refugee camp after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palong Khali, near Cox`s Bazar.File photo ReutersThe International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has warned that more than 380,000 children were at a risk of losing their future as the Rohingya crisis in southeast part of Bangladesh would be prolonged.”With an uncertain future and no solutions in sight, the world must not let these children lose their future,” said secretary general, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society M Feroz Salah Uddin.IFRC warned the situation would be more fragile in the coming monsoon and cyclone season or a disease outbreak could trigger a disaster within a disaster, said a press release.To help protect children and their families in the displaced and host communities, the Red Cross Red Crescent is prioritising contingency planning and preparedness to respond to new challenges, and building community resilience to threats including disease, cyclones and the monsoon, along with continued humanitarian assistance for 200,000 people.According to the release, the scale and speed of the displacement and the severe vulnerability of many of those displaced has created one of the most critical and complex humanitarian crises in the Asia Pacific region in decades.last_img

Happy Birthday to Both of You Harvey Dent

first_imgToday we celebrate the life and times of a young gun District Attorney who tried his best to clean up the streets of Gotham.  Conjured by  Bill Finger and Bob Kane in 1942 for Detective Comics, Harvey’s good looks, kind heart, and ambitions won us over.But tragedy befalls our noble hero as he is driven insane. Driven insane, when half of himself is melted with acid; thus beginning the reign of Two-Face. Not only is he one of DC Comics’ best villains but he’s one of graphic novels best across the board. Our pals at IGN even voted him #12 on their Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time! That’s some serious clout.He’s also been brought to life by some pretty great actors as well: Billy Dee Willaims, Tommy Lee Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Richard Moll, and Troy Baker.So whether you voted for Dent or cheer for Two-Face…you can’t have one without the other. Happy Birthday, Harv and thanks for the memories.Here are 20 stunning pieces of art featuring one of Gotham’s most devious inhabitants.Via Rafa ToroView as: One Page Slides1. Dave Bardin2. Ivan Camelo3. Godmachine4. Maxime Cottin5. Aaron Lopresti6. Huang Danlan7. Kiwi Sherman8. Rich D9. Nico Art10. Ai Eye11. Zach Brown12. Zach Brown13. Chris Samnee14. Nychos15. M. Lang16. Brett Weldele17. Gingashi18. Dan Mora19. Jinhoan Kim20. Amir Moshinlast_img read more

Goway offers buy one get half off deal on East Africa flying

first_img TORONTO — Goway Travel clients can save up to $3,835 on an exclusive eight-day Kenya fly-in safari.The offer is applicable on the Kenya Sky Safari, including flights between the iconic parks, luxurious lodge or tented accommodation, activities, and unsurpassed game viewing.Already among Goway’s most popular wildlife experiences, this safari “will sell out fast”, says the company.“A throwback to the golden age of East African travel, the Sky Safari blends incredible game viewing, luxurious wilderness camps, intimate gourmet dining, and spectacular flightseeing over the legendary landscape of Kenya,” says Goway. Destinations include Masai Mara, Meru National Park, and Amboseli National Park.Travellers get business-class seating in an executive aircraft and private butler service at all lodges.Plus, with just a single check-in and check-out during the eight-day journey, the safari “is designed to be stress-free”.The offer is valid for bookings April 1 – May 31. Discount not applicable on park fees. For more information or to receive a copy of Goway’s Africa Travel Planner, call 1-800-245-0920 or email Travelweek Group Share Posted by Tags: Goway Travel, Kenya, Savingscenter_img Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Goway offers buy one, get half off deal on East Africa flying safari << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

WTO set to pick new leader amid talks deadlock

first_imgGENEVA – The World Trade Organization is close to choosing its next leader in a final round pitting Brazil against Mexico, with the winner facing the tough task of restoring the clout of global commerce’s rule-setting body.Brazil’s WTO Ambassador Roberto Azevedo and his rival Herminio Blanco, Mexico’s former trade minister, are expected to learn as early as Tuesday whether they have won a contest that is seen as too close to call.All concerned are keenly aware that the successor to two-term Director General Pascal Lamy from France must act fast to revive the WTO’s moribund global trade talks.Both men have pitched a similar vision for a negotiating process which they say needs overhauling.“The multilateral trading system is weakened by a complete paralysis in the negotiations,” Azevedo told AFP, explaining it was time to “unclog the system.”Blanco, meanwhile, said it was time to reboot the 159-nation WTO.“The main challenge is the ‘W’ in ‘WTO’,” he told AFP, underlining that the logjam had pushed members into negotiating bilateral and regional deals.“You have to transfer this energy back to Geneva,” where the WTO is based, to prove the point and reach of the organization, he said.Supporters of a WTO-wide deal warn that other accords can create a “spaghetti bowl” of conflicting rules, thereby failing to serve global commerce.Created in 1995, the WTO aims to spur growth by opening markets and removing trade barriers, including subsidies, excessive taxes and regulations.The stated goal of its “Doha Round”, launched at a summit in Qatar in 2001, is to deploy trade to develop poorer economies.But members repeatedly have clashed over the give and take needed to reach a deal, with deep splits notably between China, the European Union, India and the United States.Some have blamed Lamy, a former EU trade chief, who raised hackles with an alleged name-and-shame drive to break the deadlock after he won a second term in 2009.Amid fears that December’s WTO summit in Bali could fail, the new director general will have to act fast after taking over on Sept. 1.“The new DG obviously will come in at a rather precarious time for the WTO,” said Sergio Marchi, Canada’s former trade minister and ex-WTO ambassador.Besides working the diplomatic circuit, Marchi told AFP, the new leader must repair ties with the business community – the hub of global commerce.“The business community has taken the view, ‘Call me when you’re serious.’ … Obviously getting Doha together is a challenge, but if the institution is seen as irrelevant, it is irrelevant,” he said.“You don’t have to have an agreement in your first six months, but there’s got to be movement and momentum,” he added.Against that background, Blanco seems to have the advantage.The 62-year-old economist was Mexico’s negotiator for the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement and has solid private sector credentials, running an international trade consultancy and sitting on US, Asia and European company boards.“My candidacy is a package of skills, experience, ambition and creativity,” he said.But Azevedo’s insider status could be key.The 55-year-old career diplomat was Brazil’s chief litigator in a raft of WTO disputes before becoming ambassador in 2008.“In the WTO today, you don’t have any low-hanging fruit. You have to go up the tree, grab the fruit and bring it down. And if you don’t know the system, and don’t know the trees, you’re not going to get the fruit,” he said.Marchi underlined the symbolism of a Latin American WTO leader.“It’s the emerging economies that are now the economic locomotive globally, and both Brazil and Mexico have done tremendously well thanks to trade,” he said.The WTO’s leader is not formally elected, but picked by consensus, with senior diplomats sounding out the member states to see who has most support.The rules were set after an ugly 1999 race which led to New Zealand and Thailand splitting the job, before Lamy won in 2005.The WTO’s two previous chiefs were Irish and Italian, and with France following Thailand, developing nations have been keen to claim the top post.An unprecedented nine candidates ran this time around.Those who fell at the first fence in mid-April were from Kenya, Ghana, Jordan and Costa Rica, while Indonesia, South Korea and New Zealand stumbled at the end of the month.Both Azevedo and Blanco underline their broad support from rich, emerging and poor nations.But a range of diplomats told AFP they were unhappy with a final choice between two Latin Americans, while Kenya and South Korea raised concerns at WTO meetings.Kenya’s WTO ambassador Anthony Andanje told AFP, however, that it was a matter of making the disquiet known, rather than aiming to block the process. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Avianca promises not to cancel any more flights to Costa Rica

first_imgCosta Rican officials including Tourism Minister Allan Flores on Thursday met with Avianca-Taca representatives in Colombia, who said the airline would not cancel more flights to Costa Rica or fire more local employees.Flores met with Avianca President Fabio Villegas to clarify a number of rumors that have circulated recently regarding the future of the airline’s operations in Costa Rica.In May, the airline announced the elimination of five direct flights to Costa Rica and the dismissal of 261 employees in the country.The destinations eliminated included flights between San José and Los Angeles, New York, Havana, Quito and Guayaquil.The airline said at the time that “profitability of these direct destinations were the reason for eliminating the flights.”Avianca still has 1,000 employees working at its Costa Rica operations.The meeting also was attended by Costa Rican Presidency Minister Carlos Ricardo Benavides and Transport Vice Minister Ana Cecilia Jenkins. Facebook Comments Related posts:Delta to add new Minneapolis-San José flight New Costa Rican airline, Ticos Air, now hiring Delta Airlines to offer nonstop flight between San José and Los Angeles Avianca-Taca drops five nonstop flights to Costa Rica, lays off 261 employeeslast_img read more

Cypriot tycoon Asil Nadir found guilty of theft

first_imgAssociated PressLONDON (AP) – Turkish Cypriot tycoon Asil Nadir was found guilty of theft Monday in relation to the collapse of his Polly Peck business empire, one of a series of debacles that focused public attention on the corporate greed of 1980s Britain.Polly Peck was an low-profile British textile firm until Nadir took over in 1980, turning the modest business into a vehicle for a wave of acquisitions, including Del Monte’s fresh fruit operations and Japan’s Sansui Electric Co. The stock went through the roof and Nadir became one of Britain’s richest men. But the success story turned sour after investigators began probing irregularities in Nadir family trusts. The tycoon denied charges he had stolen from Polly Peck to line his pockets, but the company’s share price collapsed and the company itself went under in 1990.The collapse was deeply embarrassing for the then-ruling Conservative Party, to which Nadir was a major donor, and it made a fugitive of the tycoon, who fled the country for his native north Cyprus only months before he was due to stand trial.The Polly Peck story was one of several corporate scandals that showed up the dark side of Britain’s freewheeling 1980s; others included the 1991 collapse of BCCI and the demise of the Maxwell media empire.Nadir spent nearly two decades as a fugitive from British justice, but he made the dramatic decision to return to London in 2010, saying he wanted to clear his name. Legal analysts speculated that so much time had elapsed that a prosecution would be too complex to pull off successfully _ noting that much of the evidence had been lying in archives for two decades and that key witnesses might be too old to testify.If that was Nadir’s gambit, it backfired. A jury at London’s Central Criminal Court found him guilty of three counts of theft and not guilty of a fourth count of theft. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project The 71-year-old tycoon looked shocked as the verdicts were announced. His wife Nur, 28, sat at the side of the dock.Jurors are still deliberating a further nine counts of theft.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologistlast_img read more

Abercrombie Kent has released a fascinating new

first_imgAbercrombie & Kent has released a fascinating new hosted small group journey to the heart of the Caucasus, offering travellers a taste of old-world Eastern European charm.Taking in the former Soviet Republics of Georgia and Armenia, guests discover extraordinary landscapes where high alpine peaks tower over meadows and valleys, where fast-flowing rivers traverse rich agricultural land and where magnificent Orthodox Christian churches are found in the most unexpected places. Both countries boast a rich cultural heritage of music, art, poetry and dance as well as a surprising cuisine influenced by both European and Eastern traditions. Wine and spirits are another unexpected element of travel in the region with Georgia said to be the world’s oldest producer of wine and Armenian brandy one of the country’s major exports. On A&K’s journey, vineyard visits and private tastings are a feature.Other highlights of the 13-day journey include the beautiful terraced homes of old Tbilisi, a wealth of extraordinary churches and monasteries, expert encounters with artisans and restorers, a range of authentic dining experiences as well as a private boat trip on Lake Sevan, the largest in the region.13 day ‘Journey to the Caucasus’Tour dates: 10-22 May 2018; 20 September-2 October 2018Price per person twin share: $8995Single supplement: $299last_img read more

Rep Lyons bill protects against dangerous food allergies

first_img Categories: News Governmental entities, businesses, organizations could stock EpiPens’State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons today introduced legislation to further protect individuals suffering from dangerous and life-threatening food allergies.House Bill 4438, would allow businesses, recreation centers/camps, youth sports leagues, amusement parks and sports arenas to stock auto injector devices to protect patrons who come in contact with allergens that trigger anaphylactic shock. Last term, Rep. Lyons introduced legislation, now Public Acts 186 and 187, that require EpiPens to be stocked in school building across the state.“When it comes to serious allergic reactions, minutes matter and simple treatments can save lives,” said Rep. Lyons, R-Alto.  “Last year, I was proud to work with parents, school nurses and physicians from across the state to place epinephrine in Michigan schools and we’ve already received feedback that an EpiPen played a critical role in saving the life of a student who suffered a reaction while at school.”“Expanding the option for basically any business, organization or venue where there’s a risk of anaphylaxis to stock this simple, lifesaving treatment takes the next step towards saving lives and keeping people, especially children, safe.”The auto injectors are simple devices used to immediately get epinephrine into the allergy victim’s system, slowing down the allergic reaction to give emergency personnel time to treat and save lives.Food allergies have become a serious issue for children and families across the nation. More than 15 million Americans—including 6 million children—suffer from food allergies.A person experiencing anaphylaxis needs to receive an epinephrine injection immediately, as rapid decline and death can occur within 15 to 60 minutes, according to the National Institutes of Health.HB 4438 has been referred to the House Committee on Health Policy for consideration. 14Apr Rep. Lyons bill protects against dangerous food allergieslast_img read more