Sensex rallies 353 pts Nifty reclaims 11000 level

18 Oct 2019

first_imgMumbai: BSE benchmark Sensex rallied 353 points on Wednesday, driven by gains in index heavyweights ICICI Bank, RIL, HDFC and Infosys amid positive Asian cues. Easing inflation numbers too helped the recovery in domestic market sentiment, traders said. After surging 515 points during the session, the 30-share Sensex settled 353.37 points or 0.96 per cent higher at 37,311.53. It hit an intra-day high of 37,473.61 and a low of 37,000.77. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty reclaimed the 11,000 mark, jumping 103.55 points or 0.95 per cent to 11,029.40. During the day, it hit a high of 11,078.15 and a low of 10,935.60. Top gainers in the Sensex pack included Vedanta, Tata Steel, Yes Bank, Tech Mahindra, Hero MotoCorp, Bharti Airtel, SBI and Bajaj Finance and IndusInd Bank, which rose up to 4.83 per cent. However, Sun Pharma, ONGC, Kotak Bank, Tata Motors, Asian Paints, HCL Tech and NTPC ended up to 4.58 per cent lower. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Besides positive cues from other Asian markets, investor sentiment got a boost as easing retail and wholesale inflation left room for the Reserve Bank to go for another round of rate cut in October, experts said. While retail inflation eased marginally to 3.15 per cent in July, wholesale inflation fell to a two-and-half-year low of 1.08 per cent, government data showed. Elsewhere in Asia, Hang Seng, Kospi, Shanghai Composite Index and Nikkei rebounded after US President Donald Trump delayed tariffs on electronic goods from China, assuaging investor concerns over the US-China trade war. Equities in Europe, on the other hand, were trading in the red in early deals after Germany’s economy shrank by 0.1 per cent in the three months to June, hinting at a looming global recession. Meanwhile, the Indian rupee appreciated 13 paise to 71.27 against the US dollar intra-day. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, slipped 0.83 per cent to USD 60.79 per barrel.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: BSE benchmark Sensex rallied 353 points on Wednesday, driven by gains in index heavyweights ICICI Bank, RIL, HDFC and Infosys amid positive Asian cues. Easing inflation numbers too helped the recovery in domestic market sentiment, traders said. After surging 515 points during the session, the 30-share Sensex settled 353.37 points or 0.96 per cent higher at 37,311.53. It hit an intra-day high of 37,473.61 and a low of 37,000.77. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty reclaimed the 11,000 mark, jumping 103.55 points or 0.95 per cent to 11,029.40. During the day, it hit a high of 11,078.15 and a low of 10,935.60. Top gainers in the Sensex pack included Vedanta, Tata Steel, Yes Bank, Tech Mahindra, Hero MotoCorp, Bharti Airtel, SBI and Bajaj Finance and IndusInd Bank, which rose up to 4.83 per cent. However, Sun Pharma, ONGC, Kotak Bank, Tata Motors, Asian Paints, HCL Tech and NTPC ended up to 4.58 per cent lower. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Besides positive cues from other Asian markets, investor sentiment got a boost as easing retail and wholesale inflation left room for the Reserve Bank to go for another round of rate cut in October, experts said. While retail inflation eased marginally to 3.15 per cent in July, wholesale inflation fell to a two-and-half-year low of 1.08 per cent, government data showed. Elsewhere in Asia, Hang Seng, Kospi, Shanghai Composite Index and Nikkei rebounded after US President Donald Trump delayed tariffs on electronic goods from China, assuaging investor concerns over the US-China trade war. Equities in Europe, on the other hand, were trading in the red in early deals after Germany’s economy shrank by 0.1 per cent in the three months to June, hinting at a looming global recession. Meanwhile, the Indian rupee appreciated 13 paise to 71.27 against the US dollar intra-day. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, slipped 0.83 per cent to USD 60.79 per barrel.last_img read more

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Lt Gen Mukund Naravane takes charge as vice chief of Army

18 Oct 2019

first_imgNew Delhi: Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane on Sunday assumed charge as vice chief of the 1.3 million-strong Army.Lt Gen Naravane will be in contention for the Army chief’s post as he will be the senior-most commander when incumbent Gen Bipin Rawat retires on December 31, official sources said. Lt Gen Naravane succeeds Lt Gen D Anbu who retired from service on Saturday. Before taking charge as vice chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Naravane was heading the Eastern Command of the Army which takes care of India’s nearly 4,000-km border with China. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’In his 37 years of service, Lt Gen Naravane has served in numerous command and staff appointments in peace, field and highly active counter-insurgency environments in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast. He has also commanded a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in Jammu and Kashmir and an infantry brigade on the eastern front. He was also part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka and had served as India’s defence attache at the Indian Embassy in Myanmar for three years. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KLt Gen Naravane is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy. He was commissioned into the 7th battalion, the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment in June 1980. “He brings with him an enormous amount of experience in serving in the most challenging areas,” the Army said in a release. The General is a decorated officer who has been awarded the Sena Medal’ (Distinguished) for effectively commanding his battalion in Jammu and Kashmir. He is also a recipient of the Vishisht Seva Medal’ for his services as the Inspector General Assam Rifles (North) in Nagaland and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal’ for commanding of a prestigious strike corps. He was also honoured with Param Vishisht Seva Medal’ for his distinguished services as the GOC-in-C of the Army Training Command.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane on Sunday assumed charge as vice chief of the 1.3 million-strong Army.Lt Gen Naravane will be in contention for the Army chief’s post as he will be the senior-most commander when incumbent Gen Bipin Rawat retires on December 31, official sources said. Lt Gen Naravane succeeds Lt Gen D Anbu who retired from service on Saturday. Before taking charge as vice chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Naravane was heading the Eastern Command of the Army which takes care of India’s nearly 4,000-km border with China. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’In his 37 years of service, Lt Gen Naravane has served in numerous command and staff appointments in peace, field and highly active counter-insurgency environments in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast. He has also commanded a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in Jammu and Kashmir and an infantry brigade on the eastern front. He was also part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka and had served as India’s defence attache at the Indian Embassy in Myanmar for three years. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KLt Gen Naravane is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy. He was commissioned into the 7th battalion, the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment in June 1980. “He brings with him an enormous amount of experience in serving in the most challenging areas,” the Army said in a release. The General is a decorated officer who has been awarded the Sena Medal’ (Distinguished) for effectively commanding his battalion in Jammu and Kashmir. He is also a recipient of the Vishisht Seva Medal’ for his services as the Inspector General Assam Rifles (North) in Nagaland and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal’ for commanding of a prestigious strike corps. He was also honoured with Param Vishisht Seva Medal’ for his distinguished services as the GOC-in-C of the Army Training Command.last_img read more

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In the news today July 18

17 Oct 2019

first_imgFive stories in the news for Wednesday, July 18———PM TRUDEAU TO SHUFFLE CABINET TODAYJustin Trudeau will shuffle his front benches today to install ministers who will lead the Liberal team into next year’s election. Sources say some new posts will be added to showcase up-and-coming MPs and to broaden the profile of a party that has long pinned its fortunes to the Trudeau brand. The shakeup will give ministers a couple of months to get up to speed on their new portfolios before they return to Parliament this fall.———TRUMP FORCES TRUDEAU TO WALK FINE LINEPrime Minister Justin Trudeau has levelled fresh condemnation at Vladimir Putin but refused to weigh in on the Russian president’s meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump — underscoring what experts say is a difficult tightrope Canada is forced to walk on the world stage. In his comments yesterday in Nova Scotia, Trudeau criticized Putin, but avoided mentioning Trump, who offered warm words for the Russian president this week in Helsinki while appearing to accept Putin’s denials of having interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.———THREE INDIGENOUS GROUPS SKIPPING PREMIERS’ MEETINGThree of the country’s largest Indigenous organizations are bowing out of a meeting with the premiers in New Brunswick, making it the second year in a row the groups are skipping talks ahead of a summer gathering of provincial leaders. Meeting host Brian Gallant says the half-day meeting in Bouctouche is to focus on economic partnerships and Indigenous children in care.———LIBERALS GAIN PARTY STATUS IN MANITOBA VOTEManitoba Liberals secured a seat for their new leader, Dougald Lamont, in an upset byelection win last night. The victory in Winnipeg’s St. Boniface riding also gave the party official status and the funding that comes with it. The seat had been held since 1999 by former NDP premier Greg Selinger. The Liberals have not had the four seats required for official party status in Manitoba for two decades.———ABDOUL ABDI WON’T BE DEPORTEDPublic Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the federal government will not pursue the deportation of former Somali child refugee Abdoul Abdi. This comes days after a Federal Court judge set aside a decision to refer the Abdi case to a deportation hearing, saying Ottawa did not take his charter rights into consideration. Goodale aid last evening that the government “respects the decision filed on July 13 by the Federal Court concerning Abdoul Abdi.”———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— The Parliamentary Budget Officer will post a report entitled Extended April 2018 Economic and Fiscal Outlook.— Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips will announce supports for new clean technologies.— Federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers hold their annual conference in Vancouver, through Friday.— The B.C. Centre on Substance Use will release a report on expanding addiction recovery services in the province.— Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor will discuss the Canada Child Benefit and other federal programs in Liverpool, N.S.— A verdict is expected in the case of a Quebec provincial police officer charged with dangerous driving in the death of a boy.— The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation will hold a media tour of the cannabis section of one of its stores.last_img read more

first_imgFive stories in the news for Wednesday, July 18———PM TRUDEAU TO SHUFFLE CABINET TODAYJustin Trudeau will shuffle his front benches today to install ministers who will lead the Liberal team into next year’s election. Sources say some new posts will be added to showcase up-and-coming MPs and to broaden the profile of a party that has long pinned its fortunes to the Trudeau brand. The shakeup will give ministers a couple of months to get up to speed on their new portfolios before they return to Parliament this fall.———TRUMP FORCES TRUDEAU TO WALK FINE LINEPrime Minister Justin Trudeau has levelled fresh condemnation at Vladimir Putin but refused to weigh in on the Russian president’s meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump — underscoring what experts say is a difficult tightrope Canada is forced to walk on the world stage. In his comments yesterday in Nova Scotia, Trudeau criticized Putin, but avoided mentioning Trump, who offered warm words for the Russian president this week in Helsinki while appearing to accept Putin’s denials of having interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.———THREE INDIGENOUS GROUPS SKIPPING PREMIERS’ MEETINGThree of the country’s largest Indigenous organizations are bowing out of a meeting with the premiers in New Brunswick, making it the second year in a row the groups are skipping talks ahead of a summer gathering of provincial leaders. Meeting host Brian Gallant says the half-day meeting in Bouctouche is to focus on economic partnerships and Indigenous children in care.———LIBERALS GAIN PARTY STATUS IN MANITOBA VOTEManitoba Liberals secured a seat for their new leader, Dougald Lamont, in an upset byelection win last night. The victory in Winnipeg’s St. Boniface riding also gave the party official status and the funding that comes with it. The seat had been held since 1999 by former NDP premier Greg Selinger. The Liberals have not had the four seats required for official party status in Manitoba for two decades.———ABDOUL ABDI WON’T BE DEPORTEDPublic Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the federal government will not pursue the deportation of former Somali child refugee Abdoul Abdi. This comes days after a Federal Court judge set aside a decision to refer the Abdi case to a deportation hearing, saying Ottawa did not take his charter rights into consideration. Goodale aid last evening that the government “respects the decision filed on July 13 by the Federal Court concerning Abdoul Abdi.”———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— The Parliamentary Budget Officer will post a report entitled Extended April 2018 Economic and Fiscal Outlook.— Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips will announce supports for new clean technologies.— Federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers hold their annual conference in Vancouver, through Friday.— The B.C. Centre on Substance Use will release a report on expanding addiction recovery services in the province.— Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor will discuss the Canada Child Benefit and other federal programs in Liverpool, N.S.— A verdict is expected in the case of a Quebec provincial police officer charged with dangerous driving in the death of a boy.— The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation will hold a media tour of the cannabis section of one of its stores.last_img read more

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Mohawk mans house targeted in Kahnawake because of nonIndigenous wife

14 Oct 2019

first_img‎Tom FennarioAPTN National News?KAHNAWAKE, QC –Marvin McComber was thinking of spending his Saturday morning doing yard work.But that was before he heard about the protest planned to be held outside his house.“I woke up to the neighbour hanging ‘marry out, get out’ signs on the telephone pole at five this morning,” said McComber. “Shortly after I noticed that my house and car was spray painted.”Written on the side of the house in barely legible  red letters is what looks to be the word “frog”, a derogatory term used to describe a person of Quebecois descent.Asked why someone would spray paint her car, McComber’s daughter Mariah, 18, said “It’s just because my mom is white, and they don’t want her here.”McComber’s wife Terri is not Indigenous, so according to Kahnawake’s membership law, the McComber’s are not allowed to live in Kahnawake, even though McComber and their three children are all Mohawk.The law also states that people cannot be evicted between Nov. 1 and May 1, which has led a grassroots organization in Kahnawake to declare May 1st to be “Moving Day” for non-Indigenous people living in the community.With that deadline now passed, McComber knew he was in for a hectic morning. At around 10 a.m., a group of about 40 protesters walked down the street and stopped in front of the McComber house.Carrying placards, they set up across the street.“We’re here to peacefully protest against trespassing in the community against our Mohawk laws,” said protester Ohontsakate Montour.Montour condemns the vandalism that occurred the night before, but says the protest is necessary.“We’re here to show that we’re not going anywhere and we think that these people are here against the wishes of the community, against the majority, and we’re just here to voice our concerns,” he said.Also taking part in the march were three Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) chiefs. Chief Carl Horn said that the law was put in place for the good of the community and to protect Mohawk lineage for generations to come.“We might end up as a municipality. I wanna make sure Kahnawake stays Mohawk land forever,” said Horn.McComber was irked to see council members taking part in the protest, despite its peaceful nature.“It’s still intimidating, regardless if they’re saying or doing anything,” said McComber.Asked for a comment about chiefs being in the protest, MCK press attaché Joe Delaronde said it’s their right to be there.“There’s no doubt that the (membership) law is the law, and in any society if you have a law you have the right to express that you support that law…unless you don’t,” said Delaronde.Across the street dozens of friends and family showed up in support of the McComber’s throughout the day. Many of them could see relatives standing across the street wanting the McComber family to leave.“I grew up with Marvin,” said Timmy Montour whose brother-in-law was protesting 30 metres away.“Me being here today is going to cause problems for me later on, but I choose to be here because it’s (evictions) wrong. Anytime you’re hurting somebody, you’re doing something wrong.”The McComber’s are being targeted for other reasons are well said protester Ohontsakate Montour .“The person who is illegally living here (Terri and Marvin McComber) is also in a lawsuit against the community that threatens our rights to self-governance, and threatens to take community funds from all aspects of the community,” said Montour.The lawsuit has 16 claimants, and was filed against the MCK this past fall.It claims that the council is infringing on basic human rights by asking non-Indigenous people to leave.McComber feels he was left with no alternative but to battle what he sees as an unjust law in Canadian court.“We just want there to be some point of peaceful resolution. My wife ain’t taking anything, she’s not from here, she can’t own anything. Land can’t get transferred to her even if I did pass away,” he said.The lawsuit isn’t expected to be settled in court anytime soon.tfennario@aptn.ca@tomfennariolast_img read more

first_img‎Tom FennarioAPTN National News?KAHNAWAKE, QC –Marvin McComber was thinking of spending his Saturday morning doing yard work.But that was before he heard about the protest planned to be held outside his house.“I woke up to the neighbour hanging ‘marry out, get out’ signs on the telephone pole at five this morning,” said McComber. “Shortly after I noticed that my house and car was spray painted.”Written on the side of the house in barely legible  red letters is what looks to be the word “frog”, a derogatory term used to describe a person of Quebecois descent.Asked why someone would spray paint her car, McComber’s daughter Mariah, 18, said “It’s just because my mom is white, and they don’t want her here.”McComber’s wife Terri is not Indigenous, so according to Kahnawake’s membership law, the McComber’s are not allowed to live in Kahnawake, even though McComber and their three children are all Mohawk.The law also states that people cannot be evicted between Nov. 1 and May 1, which has led a grassroots organization in Kahnawake to declare May 1st to be “Moving Day” for non-Indigenous people living in the community.With that deadline now passed, McComber knew he was in for a hectic morning. At around 10 a.m., a group of about 40 protesters walked down the street and stopped in front of the McComber house.Carrying placards, they set up across the street.“We’re here to peacefully protest against trespassing in the community against our Mohawk laws,” said protester Ohontsakate Montour.Montour condemns the vandalism that occurred the night before, but says the protest is necessary.“We’re here to show that we’re not going anywhere and we think that these people are here against the wishes of the community, against the majority, and we’re just here to voice our concerns,” he said.Also taking part in the march were three Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) chiefs. Chief Carl Horn said that the law was put in place for the good of the community and to protect Mohawk lineage for generations to come.“We might end up as a municipality. I wanna make sure Kahnawake stays Mohawk land forever,” said Horn.McComber was irked to see council members taking part in the protest, despite its peaceful nature.“It’s still intimidating, regardless if they’re saying or doing anything,” said McComber.Asked for a comment about chiefs being in the protest, MCK press attaché Joe Delaronde said it’s their right to be there.“There’s no doubt that the (membership) law is the law, and in any society if you have a law you have the right to express that you support that law…unless you don’t,” said Delaronde.Across the street dozens of friends and family showed up in support of the McComber’s throughout the day. Many of them could see relatives standing across the street wanting the McComber family to leave.“I grew up with Marvin,” said Timmy Montour whose brother-in-law was protesting 30 metres away.“Me being here today is going to cause problems for me later on, but I choose to be here because it’s (evictions) wrong. Anytime you’re hurting somebody, you’re doing something wrong.”The McComber’s are being targeted for other reasons are well said protester Ohontsakate Montour .“The person who is illegally living here (Terri and Marvin McComber) is also in a lawsuit against the community that threatens our rights to self-governance, and threatens to take community funds from all aspects of the community,” said Montour.The lawsuit has 16 claimants, and was filed against the MCK this past fall.It claims that the council is infringing on basic human rights by asking non-Indigenous people to leave.McComber feels he was left with no alternative but to battle what he sees as an unjust law in Canadian court.“We just want there to be some point of peaceful resolution. My wife ain’t taking anything, she’s not from here, she can’t own anything. Land can’t get transferred to her even if I did pass away,” he said.The lawsuit isn’t expected to be settled in court anytime soon.tfennario@aptn.ca@tomfennariolast_img read more

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Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for TrumpPutin summit

13 Oct 2019

first_imgHELSINKI – A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit.RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon U.S. and Russian presidents on its label, with text for Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin saying “Let’s Settle This Like Adults” and “Making Lager Great Again.”The beer has been in high demand since it hit the shelves nationwide a few days ago and the whole 10,000-bottle lot had been sold out ahead of Monday’s summit. Samples have also been delivered to the U.S. and Russian embassies in Helsinki.CEO Samuli Huuhtanen told The Associated Press on Saturday that “a couple of good beers can help any negotiations,” especially if followed by a visit to a Finnish sauna.last_img

first_imgHELSINKI – A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit.RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon U.S. and Russian presidents on its label, with text for Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin saying “Let’s Settle This Like Adults” and “Making Lager Great Again.”The beer has been in high demand since it hit the shelves nationwide a few days ago and the whole 10,000-bottle lot had been sold out ahead of Monday’s summit. Samples have also been delivered to the U.S. and Russian embassies in Helsinki.CEO Samuli Huuhtanen told The Associated Press on Saturday that “a couple of good beers can help any negotiations,” especially if followed by a visit to a Finnish sauna.last_img

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Seizure of more than 2,000 smartphones smuggled into Morocco

12 Oct 2019

Taroudant, Morocco- Members of the customs services at Bab Ceuta (a Spanish enclave in the Moroccan territory) seized approximately 2052 Smartphones on Monday, according to MAP. Valued at 2.7 million dirhams, the merchandise was intended to be smuggled into Morocco. According to a customs source cited by MAP, the goods introduced to Morocco via the enclave of Ceuta, were concealed in boxes usually used for the transport of fresh fish on the board of a van. The search of the vehicle uncovered this smuggling attempt and led to the arrest of the driver, who was trying to smuggle the goods without declaring them in accordance with the regular customs procedures into force, added the same source.  The suspect was handed over to the judicial police of Tetouan for further investigation before being brought to justice. read more

Taroudant, Morocco- Members of the customs services at Bab Ceuta (a Spanish enclave in the Moroccan territory) seized approximately 2052 Smartphones on Monday, according to MAP. Valued at 2.7 million dirhams, the merchandise was intended to be smuggled into Morocco. According to a customs source cited by MAP, the goods introduced to Morocco via the enclave of Ceuta, were concealed in boxes usually used for the transport of fresh fish on the board of a van. The search of the vehicle uncovered this smuggling attempt and led to the arrest of the driver, who was trying to smuggle the goods without declaring them in accordance with the regular customs procedures into force, added the same source.  The suspect was handed over to the judicial police of Tetouan for further investigation before being brought to justice. read more

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Climate change leading to shrinking fish stocks UN says

12 Oct 2019

The supply of fish stocks will plummet as the world heats up, impacting millions of people in developing nations who depend on fishing for their livelihoods, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).Rising greenhouse gas emissions threaten at least three quarters of key fishing grounds, and this could affect the 2.6 billion people who derive their protein from seafood worldwide, the study noted.The ocean’s natural pumping systems, which bring nutrients to fisheries and also help flush out wastes and pollution, are under threat.Additionally, increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will raise the acid level in seas and oceans, which will hurt corals as well as planktonic organisms at the base of the food chain.“Climate change threatens coastal infrastructure, food and water supplies and the health of people across the world,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. “This is as much a development and economic issue as it is an environmental one.”The new report was compiled from the agency’s various research hubs, including the GRID Arendal Centre, World Conservation Monitoring Centre and Division of Early Warning and Assessment.It noted that the worst effects of a combination of climate change, over-harvesting, bottom trawling, invasive species infestations, coastal development and pollution are concentrated in 10 to 15 per cent of oceans, far higher than previously thought.The study, In Dead Water, was launched at UNEP’s Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum, which ended today in Monaco. Focusing on the theme “Mobilizing Finance for the Climate Challenge,” it is the largest gathering of environment ministers since last December’s landmark UN Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, which ended with 187 countries agreeing to launch a two-year process of formal negotiations on a successor pact to the Kyoto Protocol. 22 February 2008The supply of fish stocks will plummet as the world heats up, impacting millions of people in developing nations who depend on fishing for their livelihoods, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). read more

The supply of fish stocks will plummet as the world heats up, impacting millions of people in developing nations who depend on fishing for their livelihoods, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).Rising greenhouse gas emissions threaten at least three quarters of key fishing grounds, and this could affect the 2.6 billion people who derive their protein from seafood worldwide, the study noted.The ocean’s natural pumping systems, which bring nutrients to fisheries and also help flush out wastes and pollution, are under threat.Additionally, increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will raise the acid level in seas and oceans, which will hurt corals as well as planktonic organisms at the base of the food chain.“Climate change threatens coastal infrastructure, food and water supplies and the health of people across the world,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. “This is as much a development and economic issue as it is an environmental one.”The new report was compiled from the agency’s various research hubs, including the GRID Arendal Centre, World Conservation Monitoring Centre and Division of Early Warning and Assessment.It noted that the worst effects of a combination of climate change, over-harvesting, bottom trawling, invasive species infestations, coastal development and pollution are concentrated in 10 to 15 per cent of oceans, far higher than previously thought.The study, In Dead Water, was launched at UNEP’s Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum, which ended today in Monaco. Focusing on the theme “Mobilizing Finance for the Climate Challenge,” it is the largest gathering of environment ministers since last December’s landmark UN Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, which ended with 187 countries agreeing to launch a two-year process of formal negotiations on a successor pact to the Kyoto Protocol. 22 February 2008The supply of fish stocks will plummet as the world heats up, impacting millions of people in developing nations who depend on fishing for their livelihoods, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). read more

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AsiaPacific has one of worlds largest gender gaps UN report finds

11 Oct 2019

8 March 2010The countries of Asia and the Pacific have not duplicated their economic success in the realm of gender equality, according to a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report, which found that discrimination and neglect are threatening the very survival of women in the region. The countries of Asia and the Pacific have not duplicated their economic success in the realm of gender equality, according to a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report, which found that discrimination and neglect are threatening the very survival of women in the region.“Empowering women is vital for achieving development goals overall and for boosting economic growth and sustainable development,” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, who unveiled the publication in the Indian capital, New Delhi, today.The region’s women suffer from some of the lowest rates of political representation, employment and property ownership in the world. Their lack of participation, the 2010 Asia-Pacific Human Development Report found, is also retarding economic growth.In her address, Miss Clark pointed out that nearly half the adult women in South Asia are illiterate, a greater proportion than in any other region in the world.Women in South Asia, she said, can also expect to live five fewer years than the world average of just under 71 years. While agricultural jobs account for more than 40 per cent of women’s jobs in East Asia and 65 per cent in South Asia, only 7 per cent of farms in these areas are controlled by women.The launch of the new report, entitled Power, Voice and Rights: A Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific, coincides with International Women’s Day.It found that nearly half of South Asia’s countries and over 60 per cent of those in the Pacific have no laws in place against domestic violence.“Discriminatory laws need to be changed, and the laws will need to be enforced,” the UNDP head stressed.The recommendations made by the publication include the removal of barriers to women’s ownership of assets, expanding paid employment and enhancing investment in high-quality education and health.It called for reforming constitutions and progressively interpreting religious principles to recognize the equal value of all human beings.The report pointed out that quotas to increase women’s political participation, along with sanctions for non-compliance, could be a helpful tool.“Changes like those recommended in the report require steadfast political leadership,” Miss Clark emphasized. “They also require men and boys to help foster attitudes and take actions which empower women.” read more

8 March 2010The countries of Asia and the Pacific have not duplicated their economic success in the realm of gender equality, according to a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report, which found that discrimination and neglect are threatening the very survival of women in the region. The countries of Asia and the Pacific have not duplicated their economic success in the realm of gender equality, according to a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report, which found that discrimination and neglect are threatening the very survival of women in the region.“Empowering women is vital for achieving development goals overall and for boosting economic growth and sustainable development,” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, who unveiled the publication in the Indian capital, New Delhi, today.The region’s women suffer from some of the lowest rates of political representation, employment and property ownership in the world. Their lack of participation, the 2010 Asia-Pacific Human Development Report found, is also retarding economic growth.In her address, Miss Clark pointed out that nearly half the adult women in South Asia are illiterate, a greater proportion than in any other region in the world.Women in South Asia, she said, can also expect to live five fewer years than the world average of just under 71 years. While agricultural jobs account for more than 40 per cent of women’s jobs in East Asia and 65 per cent in South Asia, only 7 per cent of farms in these areas are controlled by women.The launch of the new report, entitled Power, Voice and Rights: A Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific, coincides with International Women’s Day.It found that nearly half of South Asia’s countries and over 60 per cent of those in the Pacific have no laws in place against domestic violence.“Discriminatory laws need to be changed, and the laws will need to be enforced,” the UNDP head stressed.The recommendations made by the publication include the removal of barriers to women’s ownership of assets, expanding paid employment and enhancing investment in high-quality education and health.It called for reforming constitutions and progressively interpreting religious principles to recognize the equal value of all human beings.The report pointed out that quotas to increase women’s political participation, along with sanctions for non-compliance, could be a helpful tool.“Changes like those recommended in the report require steadfast political leadership,” Miss Clark emphasized. “They also require men and boys to help foster attitudes and take actions which empower women.” read more

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Direct Energy Marketing faces news charges in Alberta over consumer refunds

03 Oct 2019

Direct Energy Marketing faces news charges in Alberta over consumer refunds by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 22, 2015 11:56 am MDT Last Updated Dec 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email EDMONTON – Direct Energy Marketing is facing two new consumer protection law charges over its sales practices in Alberta.The company is accused of failing to provide a refund within 15 days to a Sherwood Park homeowner who cancelled a contract for a new furnace and air conditioner.Direct Energy is also accused of not including all the wording required by the province in the sales contract.Last month, the province filed four similar charges against the company involving energy contracts and refunds in Edmonton.Charges under the Fair Trading Act carry a maximum fine of $300,000.A Direct Energy official declined comment.“Service Alberta is committed to taking every measure to ensure consumers are protected from unfair business practices,” the government said Tuesday in a release.The company is to appear in court on the Sherwood Park charges on Jan. 18 and on Feb. 3 in Edmonton on the others. read more

Direct Energy Marketing faces news charges in Alberta over consumer refunds by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 22, 2015 11:56 am MDT Last Updated Dec 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email EDMONTON – Direct Energy Marketing is facing two new consumer protection law charges over its sales practices in Alberta.The company is accused of failing to provide a refund within 15 days to a Sherwood Park homeowner who cancelled a contract for a new furnace and air conditioner.Direct Energy is also accused of not including all the wording required by the province in the sales contract.Last month, the province filed four similar charges against the company involving energy contracts and refunds in Edmonton.Charges under the Fair Trading Act carry a maximum fine of $300,000.A Direct Energy official declined comment.“Service Alberta is committed to taking every measure to ensure consumers are protected from unfair business practices,” the government said Tuesday in a release.The company is to appear in court on the Sherwood Park charges on Jan. 18 and on Feb. 3 in Edmonton on the others. read more

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Somalia UN condemns Al Shabaab attack against African Union mission base

02 Oct 2019

In a statement issued this afternoon by the UN spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in the “strongest terms” the attack, which was perpetrated in the town of Leego.“The Secretary-General pays tribute to the Burundian peacekeepers who lost their lives helping to bring lasting peace to Somalia and conveys his deepest condolences to the Government and people of Burundi.”The UN chief reaffirmed the commitment and resolve of the UN to continue to work with the African Union and AMISOM to support the people and Government of Somalia “on the path to peace.”The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, also condemned the attack, paying tribute to “brave peacekeepers,” who “sacrificed their lives in the ongoing efforts to bring lasting peace and stability to Somalia.” “Our support for the people of Somalia, and our solidarity with the AMISOM, and Somali security forces in their efforts to defeat Al Shabaab and build peace and stability will not waver,” he added. read more

In a statement issued this afternoon by the UN spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in the “strongest terms” the attack, which was perpetrated in the town of Leego.“The Secretary-General pays tribute to the Burundian peacekeepers who lost their lives helping to bring lasting peace to Somalia and conveys his deepest condolences to the Government and people of Burundi.”The UN chief reaffirmed the commitment and resolve of the UN to continue to work with the African Union and AMISOM to support the people and Government of Somalia “on the path to peace.”The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, also condemned the attack, paying tribute to “brave peacekeepers,” who “sacrificed their lives in the ongoing efforts to bring lasting peace and stability to Somalia.” “Our support for the people of Somalia, and our solidarity with the AMISOM, and Somali security forces in their efforts to defeat Al Shabaab and build peace and stability will not waver,” he added. read more

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Mens soccer brings in highest ranked recruiting class in program history

02 Oct 2019

Members of the OSU men’s soccer team celebrate after scoring a goal against Maryland during a game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Oct. 31. OSU won 1-0. Photo Credit: Amanda Etchison | Miller ReporterFollowing a successful 2015 campaign in which they won the regular season Big Ten title, the Ohio State men’s soccer team has started 2016 off right with the highest-ranked recruiting class in school history.According to College Soccer News, the Buckeyes’ recruiting class is the fourth best in the country. It is the second consecutive year the team has had a Top-10-ranked class.Leading the class is defenseman Andrew Lombard. The transfer from Northeastern University has a history of success, having previously led his club team, the New York Red Bulls, to an 18-4 record. He was also named to the under-20 U.S. National Team back in 2015.Two of the recruits come to the Scarlet and Gray after previously playing for other countries. Midfielder Leo Kossaka, native of Brazil, spent most of his playing time in Quebec where he spent time on the under-17 Canada National Team. He turned down a contract to join the Montreal Impact before joining the Bucks. The other international student is defenseman Niall Logue. The Northern Ireland native had previously played at the Yavapai Junior College in Prescott, Arizona, where he served as a two-time All-American captain.The remaining five recruits are all from Ohio with three of them from nearby suburb Dublin, Ohio. Goalkeeper Brennon Davis is the record holder of career saves at Dublin Jerome high school, and was named all-OCC. Midfielder Brady Blackwell is a transfer from San Diego State University and was previously considered a Top-150 high school recruit. The second former Top-150 high school recruit and third player from Dublin, midfielder Jack Holland was named to several acknowledgements in his final season in high school. He was recognized as team MVP, first team all-OCC, all-district, all-region and all-state.Hailing from Copley, Ohio, defender Michael Dichlian transferred to OSU from Cleveland State University. He has been named a two-time captain and all-conference player back in his high school days at Copley High School. He played club for Cleveland United.The final recruit and second goalie is Canal Winchester native Matt Appel. The Xavier University transferee spent time playing club with the Columbus Crew. In his high school career, he had been named to the first team all-league three times and was a two-time all-region goalkeeper.“We are very excited about the incoming class of players whom we feel will address the positional needs required for the 2016 team,” head coach John Bluem said in an email. “This is a very talented group of players, but also young men who will represent Ohio State in the highest standard possible in the classroom and community.”The recruits will get their first chance to take the field as Buckeyes on Aug. 16 when the team takes on Butler. read more

Members of the OSU men’s soccer team celebrate after scoring a goal against Maryland during a game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Oct. 31. OSU won 1-0. Photo Credit: Amanda Etchison | Miller ReporterFollowing a successful 2015 campaign in which they won the regular season Big Ten title, the Ohio State men’s soccer team has started 2016 off right with the highest-ranked recruiting class in school history.According to College Soccer News, the Buckeyes’ recruiting class is the fourth best in the country. It is the second consecutive year the team has had a Top-10-ranked class.Leading the class is defenseman Andrew Lombard. The transfer from Northeastern University has a history of success, having previously led his club team, the New York Red Bulls, to an 18-4 record. He was also named to the under-20 U.S. National Team back in 2015.Two of the recruits come to the Scarlet and Gray after previously playing for other countries. Midfielder Leo Kossaka, native of Brazil, spent most of his playing time in Quebec where he spent time on the under-17 Canada National Team. He turned down a contract to join the Montreal Impact before joining the Bucks. The other international student is defenseman Niall Logue. The Northern Ireland native had previously played at the Yavapai Junior College in Prescott, Arizona, where he served as a two-time All-American captain.The remaining five recruits are all from Ohio with three of them from nearby suburb Dublin, Ohio. Goalkeeper Brennon Davis is the record holder of career saves at Dublin Jerome high school, and was named all-OCC. Midfielder Brady Blackwell is a transfer from San Diego State University and was previously considered a Top-150 high school recruit. The second former Top-150 high school recruit and third player from Dublin, midfielder Jack Holland was named to several acknowledgements in his final season in high school. He was recognized as team MVP, first team all-OCC, all-district, all-region and all-state.Hailing from Copley, Ohio, defender Michael Dichlian transferred to OSU from Cleveland State University. He has been named a two-time captain and all-conference player back in his high school days at Copley High School. He played club for Cleveland United.The final recruit and second goalie is Canal Winchester native Matt Appel. The Xavier University transferee spent time playing club with the Columbus Crew. In his high school career, he had been named to the first team all-league three times and was a two-time all-region goalkeeper.“We are very excited about the incoming class of players whom we feel will address the positional needs required for the 2016 team,” head coach John Bluem said in an email. “This is a very talented group of players, but also young men who will represent Ohio State in the highest standard possible in the classroom and community.”The recruits will get their first chance to take the field as Buckeyes on Aug. 16 when the team takes on Butler. read more

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Four dead in Australian thunderstorm asthma event

21 Sep 2019

first_img 9 Comments Thursday 24 Nov 2016, 9:30 AM Melbourne Four dead in Australian “thunderstorm asthma” event Some 8,500 people have presented to hospital emergency departments. AN UNPRECEDENTED “THUNDERSTORM asthma” event has left four people dead and three fighting for their lives in Australia, with authorities scrambling to review their procedures after emergency services were overwhelmed.Some 8,500 people have presented to hospital emergency departments, mostly in Melbourne, since a thunderstorm coincided with a high pollen count on Monday, causing asthma and hay fever sufferers respiratory problems, Victorian state Health Minister Jill Hennessy said.“When we’ve had people calling for ambulances — one call every four-and-a-half seconds at the peak — it was like having 150 bombs going off right across a particular part of metropolitan Melbourne,” Hennessy told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.The four victims were aged between 18 to 35, reports said, with Victoria’s health department reporting three others in a critical condition as a review got underway into how better to respond and manage such unusual phenomena.“This was a health emergency of an unprecedented scale,” Hennessy said, adding that those affected appeared to have suffered respiratory problems and cardiac conditions.“Of the 8,500 people who were presenting to emergency departments on Monday and Tuesday, those with cardiac and chest pain featured very, very prominently.”PhenomenonThe unusual phenomena is only known to have occurred in Australia several times, Asthma Foundation of Victoria chief Robin Ould said.“When rye grass pollen becomes wet through humidity or water, it breaks up into a lot of small pieces and those small pieces can get past the nasal passage into the lungs. Normally rye grass would be trapped in the nasal passage,” Ould told AFP.“When it gets into the lungs, the allergens that are there cause an asthma attack… the small bronchial tubes become inflamed, they fill with mucus and the muscles around them become tight and people can’t exchange their air.”Ould said those affected had asthma that is triggered by rye grass, or suffered from hayfever.Melbourne was particularly susceptible to “thunderstorm asthma” events as rye grass was found predominantly in the parks and farmlands around the city, the capital of Victoria, he added.About 10% of Australians have asthma — in which the immune system in the airways goes into overdrive, and wheezing, coughing and restricted breathing result — with 80% of them also experiencing hayfever, according to Asthma Australia.© – AFP, 2016Read: Computer Science is going to be a Leaving Cert subjectRead: Two Irish architects have scooped a world prize for a brutalist university building Nov 24th 2016, 9:30 AM Image: David Jensen/AP 31,621 Views center_img Short URL Share27 Tweet Email8 Melbourne Image: David Jensen/AP http://jrnl.ie/3099050 By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img 9 Comments Thursday 24 Nov 2016, 9:30 AM Melbourne Four dead in Australian “thunderstorm asthma” event Some 8,500 people have presented to hospital emergency departments. AN UNPRECEDENTED “THUNDERSTORM asthma” event has left four people dead and three fighting for their lives in Australia, with authorities scrambling to review their procedures after emergency services were overwhelmed.Some 8,500 people have presented to hospital emergency departments, mostly in Melbourne, since a thunderstorm coincided with a high pollen count on Monday, causing asthma and hay fever sufferers respiratory problems, Victorian state Health Minister Jill Hennessy said.“When we’ve had people calling for ambulances — one call every four-and-a-half seconds at the peak — it was like having 150 bombs going off right across a particular part of metropolitan Melbourne,” Hennessy told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.The four victims were aged between 18 to 35, reports said, with Victoria’s health department reporting three others in a critical condition as a review got underway into how better to respond and manage such unusual phenomena.“This was a health emergency of an unprecedented scale,” Hennessy said, adding that those affected appeared to have suffered respiratory problems and cardiac conditions.“Of the 8,500 people who were presenting to emergency departments on Monday and Tuesday, those with cardiac and chest pain featured very, very prominently.”PhenomenonThe unusual phenomena is only known to have occurred in Australia several times, Asthma Foundation of Victoria chief Robin Ould said.“When rye grass pollen becomes wet through humidity or water, it breaks up into a lot of small pieces and those small pieces can get past the nasal passage into the lungs. Normally rye grass would be trapped in the nasal passage,” Ould told AFP.“When it gets into the lungs, the allergens that are there cause an asthma attack… the small bronchial tubes become inflamed, they fill with mucus and the muscles around them become tight and people can’t exchange their air.”Ould said those affected had asthma that is triggered by rye grass, or suffered from hayfever.Melbourne was particularly susceptible to “thunderstorm asthma” events as rye grass was found predominantly in the parks and farmlands around the city, the capital of Victoria, he added.About 10% of Australians have asthma — in which the immune system in the airways goes into overdrive, and wheezing, coughing and restricted breathing result — with 80% of them also experiencing hayfever, according to Asthma Australia.© – AFP, 2016Read: Computer Science is going to be a Leaving Cert subjectRead: Two Irish architects have scooped a world prize for a brutalist university building Nov 24th 2016, 9:30 AM Image: David Jensen/AP 31,621 Views center_img Short URL Share27 Tweet Email8 Melbourne Image: David Jensen/AP http://jrnl.ie/3099050 By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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China and Greece look to closer ties

21 Sep 2019

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis continued his visit to China last week by holding talks with Vice Premier Ma Kai in Beijing, where both men pledged to strengthen ties between the two countries.During the two-hour meeting, the pair reaffirmed the commitment of Greece and China to draw up a three-year plan of action regarding their relations. Dragasakis said the government wants to use the progress made so far to “deepen and grow” ties with China.Ma told Dragasakis that China is ready to expand bilateral exchanges and cooperation in line with the principle of mutual respect, trust and benefit, according to the Xinhua news agency. Dragasakis also assured Beijing that the tender of a 67.7 per cent stake in the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP), for which Cosco is in the driving seat, would go ahead in the next few days. Dragasakis said he is sure Cosco will submit a “very competitive” offer for OLP.It also emerged that Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has been invited to Washington for talks on April 22. It is thought that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may follow with a trip to the USA later this year.The Republican senator who had blocked the annual Senate resolution marking Greek Independence Day due to his objections to comments by Defence Minister Panos Kammenos relented on Friday. Senator Dan Coats suggested via Twitter that he had been contacted by Greece’s ambassador to the US, Christos Panagopoulos, who assured him that Kammenos’s comment regarding allowing undocumented migrants into other parts of Europe was not official government policy.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis continued his visit to China last week by holding talks with Vice Premier Ma Kai in Beijing, where both men pledged to strengthen ties between the two countries.During the two-hour meeting, the pair reaffirmed the commitment of Greece and China to draw up a three-year plan of action regarding their relations. Dragasakis said the government wants to use the progress made so far to “deepen and grow” ties with China.Ma told Dragasakis that China is ready to expand bilateral exchanges and cooperation in line with the principle of mutual respect, trust and benefit, according to the Xinhua news agency. Dragasakis also assured Beijing that the tender of a 67.7 per cent stake in the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP), for which Cosco is in the driving seat, would go ahead in the next few days. Dragasakis said he is sure Cosco will submit a “very competitive” offer for OLP.It also emerged that Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has been invited to Washington for talks on April 22. It is thought that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may follow with a trip to the USA later this year.The Republican senator who had blocked the annual Senate resolution marking Greek Independence Day due to his objections to comments by Defence Minister Panos Kammenos relented on Friday. Senator Dan Coats suggested via Twitter that he had been contacted by Greece’s ambassador to the US, Christos Panagopoulos, who assured him that Kammenos’s comment regarding allowing undocumented migrants into other parts of Europe was not official government policy.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

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Du riz à la banane des milliers déchantillons de cultures conservés pour

20 Sep 2019

first_imgDu riz à la banane : des milliers d’échantillons de cultures conservés pour assurer l’avenirPlus de 700.000 échantillons des grandes cultures sont conservés dans les banques de gènes à travers le monde. Grâce à eux, les scientifiques redécouvrent ou développent de nouvelles plantes qui doivent permettre d’assurer la sécurité alimentaire de l’humanité.Les banques génétiques ont commencé à s’organiser dans les années 70 avec les Révolutions vertes dans le monde alors que certaines variétés disparaissaient des champs, explique Charlotte Lusty, chercheuse. “Le CGIAR [Groupe consultatif pour la recherche agricole internationale] a alors entamé un effort considérable pour garantir leur conservation”. Il dispose aujourd’hui de 11 banques génétiques, surtout dans des pays en voie de développement. Et depuis 2004, le CGIAR utilise ces collections de maïs, riz, bananes, sorgho, haricots, pommes de terre et autres plantes pour trouver la parade aux cataclysmes.Concrètement, les graines collectées sont déshydratées puis conservées entre -15 et -20°C. Pour celles qui en sont dépourvues (banane, manioc ou pomme de terre par exemple), il faut  prélever un échantillon de tissu et le cryogéniser à des températures extrêmes. “La diversité des cultures est l’une des meilleures réponses au changement climatique : mais tout dépend du partage des ressources et des connaissances au-delà des frontières”, estime la scientifique cité par l’AFP. Ainsi, des biologistes et des agronomes viennent chercher au CGIAR des échantillons (un million en dix ans) pour des pépinières et des instituts spécialisés en quête de variétés nouvelles ou oubliées. De plus, ce groupe a signé aujourd’hui même un partenariat de 109 millions de dollars sur 5 ans avec le Global Crop Diversity Trust (Fonds mondial pour la diversité des cultures), une organisation internationale indépendante fondée par l’ONU. “Il s’agit de conserver des variétés sauvages, parfois découvertes dans des endroits très difficiles d’accès, comme des hauts plateaux, ou abandonnées, afin d’en rechercher de nouveaux usages possibles” résume Mme Lusty, qui travaille pour le Trust.Du riz replanté dans les zones asiatiques inondées par le tsunami À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?A titre d’exemple, elle évoque la Birmanie, une zone restée difficile d’accès, pour cause de conflit et de régime politique, et qui s’ouvre aujourd’hui. “On y découvre alors, souvent, de nouvelles variétés”. De même, après le tsunami de 2004 en Asie, quand des régions entières furent noyées d’eau salée, les chercheurs de l’Institut international du riz, à Manille, ont pioché dans une collection de plus de 100.000 gènes pour développer des variétés capables de bons rendements malgré le sel, indique l’AFP. L’an dernier encore, un haricot particulièrement riche en fer venu de la cordillère des Andes a été mis en culture en République démocratique du Congo. “Nous travaillons avec pratiquement tous les pays, le but est de développer un système vraiment mondial”, insiste Charlotte Lusty. “Le partenariat Trust/CGIAR permet de garantir la préservation et la mise à disposition des collections”. A l’heure actuelle, ce sont les collections génétiques de blé conservées à Alep, en Syrie, qui sont menacées du fait du conflit. “Le personnel a été évacué et les belligérants se sont engagés à ne pas bombarder les installations”, souligne Mme Lusty. Le 1 février 2013 à 09:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgDu riz à la banane : des milliers d’échantillons de cultures conservés pour assurer l’avenirPlus de 700.000 échantillons des grandes cultures sont conservés dans les banques de gènes à travers le monde. Grâce à eux, les scientifiques redécouvrent ou développent de nouvelles plantes qui doivent permettre d’assurer la sécurité alimentaire de l’humanité.Les banques génétiques ont commencé à s’organiser dans les années 70 avec les Révolutions vertes dans le monde alors que certaines variétés disparaissaient des champs, explique Charlotte Lusty, chercheuse. “Le CGIAR [Groupe consultatif pour la recherche agricole internationale] a alors entamé un effort considérable pour garantir leur conservation”. Il dispose aujourd’hui de 11 banques génétiques, surtout dans des pays en voie de développement. Et depuis 2004, le CGIAR utilise ces collections de maïs, riz, bananes, sorgho, haricots, pommes de terre et autres plantes pour trouver la parade aux cataclysmes.Concrètement, les graines collectées sont déshydratées puis conservées entre -15 et -20°C. Pour celles qui en sont dépourvues (banane, manioc ou pomme de terre par exemple), il faut  prélever un échantillon de tissu et le cryogéniser à des températures extrêmes. “La diversité des cultures est l’une des meilleures réponses au changement climatique : mais tout dépend du partage des ressources et des connaissances au-delà des frontières”, estime la scientifique cité par l’AFP. Ainsi, des biologistes et des agronomes viennent chercher au CGIAR des échantillons (un million en dix ans) pour des pépinières et des instituts spécialisés en quête de variétés nouvelles ou oubliées. De plus, ce groupe a signé aujourd’hui même un partenariat de 109 millions de dollars sur 5 ans avec le Global Crop Diversity Trust (Fonds mondial pour la diversité des cultures), une organisation internationale indépendante fondée par l’ONU. “Il s’agit de conserver des variétés sauvages, parfois découvertes dans des endroits très difficiles d’accès, comme des hauts plateaux, ou abandonnées, afin d’en rechercher de nouveaux usages possibles” résume Mme Lusty, qui travaille pour le Trust.Du riz replanté dans les zones asiatiques inondées par le tsunami À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?A titre d’exemple, elle évoque la Birmanie, une zone restée difficile d’accès, pour cause de conflit et de régime politique, et qui s’ouvre aujourd’hui. “On y découvre alors, souvent, de nouvelles variétés”. De même, après le tsunami de 2004 en Asie, quand des régions entières furent noyées d’eau salée, les chercheurs de l’Institut international du riz, à Manille, ont pioché dans une collection de plus de 100.000 gènes pour développer des variétés capables de bons rendements malgré le sel, indique l’AFP. L’an dernier encore, un haricot particulièrement riche en fer venu de la cordillère des Andes a été mis en culture en République démocratique du Congo. “Nous travaillons avec pratiquement tous les pays, le but est de développer un système vraiment mondial”, insiste Charlotte Lusty. “Le partenariat Trust/CGIAR permet de garantir la préservation et la mise à disposition des collections”. A l’heure actuelle, ce sont les collections génétiques de blé conservées à Alep, en Syrie, qui sont menacées du fait du conflit. “Le personnel a été évacué et les belligérants se sont engagés à ne pas bombarder les installations”, souligne Mme Lusty. Le 1 février 2013 à 09:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Twofifths predict employee engagement will be greatest challenge in 2019

15 Sep 2019

first_imgTwo-fifths (40%) of employer respondents believe that engagement will be one of the most challenging agenda items in 2019, according to research by human resources software organisation Cascade HR.The 2019 landscape: what’s in store? polled 423 UK-based HR professionals, and also found that 36% of respondents are concerned about staff retention for 2019, while 29% feel that absence management will be a key challenge.Around a fifth (22%) of respondents cite wellbeing as one of their main concerns for 2019, compared to 21% who are most concerned about succession planning, and 16% who feel learning and development could be problematic this year.Oliver Shaw (pictured), chief executive officer at Cascade HR, said: “Our survey results suggest that HR is receiving wider recognition for the strategic contribution it makes to businesses. In 2015, 76% of research participants expressed boardroom frustrations, but a more positive picture has emerged from the 2018 poll.”When reflecting on 2018, 36% of respondents say that absence management was one of their greatest challenges; other key focus areas last year included talent retention (35%), employee engagement (34%) and wellbeing (15%).For the new year, 41% believe their HR budget will remain the same, compared to 17% who think their budget amount will increase and 13% who feel they will receive less than in 2018. Just over two-fifths (44%) do not think their organisation is doing enough to help employees reach their full potential.Furthermore, 26% of respondents think that HR is finding employment legislation harder to navigate, while 11% disagree, believing that employment legislation is, in fact, now easier to comprehend.Shaw added: “[A third (34%)] believe HR has a strong, respected and maintained profile in the boardroom, with a further 34% claiming recognition has grown more positively as the last 12 months have unfolded. The timing of this strategic impact couldn’t be more crucial.“We operate in a changing world of work; by 2025, I think employment contracts and flexible working practices will be unrecognisable, for example. So, it’s a little disconcerting to see that only 34% of people think their business is doing enough to help employees reach their full potential.“Recruitment and retention will be tricky for organisations that don’t think carefully about their true employment proposition in 2019.”last_img read more

first_imgTwo-fifths (40%) of employer respondents believe that engagement will be one of the most challenging agenda items in 2019, according to research by human resources software organisation Cascade HR.The 2019 landscape: what’s in store? polled 423 UK-based HR professionals, and also found that 36% of respondents are concerned about staff retention for 2019, while 29% feel that absence management will be a key challenge.Around a fifth (22%) of respondents cite wellbeing as one of their main concerns for 2019, compared to 21% who are most concerned about succession planning, and 16% who feel learning and development could be problematic this year.Oliver Shaw (pictured), chief executive officer at Cascade HR, said: “Our survey results suggest that HR is receiving wider recognition for the strategic contribution it makes to businesses. In 2015, 76% of research participants expressed boardroom frustrations, but a more positive picture has emerged from the 2018 poll.”When reflecting on 2018, 36% of respondents say that absence management was one of their greatest challenges; other key focus areas last year included talent retention (35%), employee engagement (34%) and wellbeing (15%).For the new year, 41% believe their HR budget will remain the same, compared to 17% who think their budget amount will increase and 13% who feel they will receive less than in 2018. Just over two-fifths (44%) do not think their organisation is doing enough to help employees reach their full potential.Furthermore, 26% of respondents think that HR is finding employment legislation harder to navigate, while 11% disagree, believing that employment legislation is, in fact, now easier to comprehend.Shaw added: “[A third (34%)] believe HR has a strong, respected and maintained profile in the boardroom, with a further 34% claiming recognition has grown more positively as the last 12 months have unfolded. The timing of this strategic impact couldn’t be more crucial.“We operate in a changing world of work; by 2025, I think employment contracts and flexible working practices will be unrecognisable, for example. So, it’s a little disconcerting to see that only 34% of people think their business is doing enough to help employees reach their full potential.“Recruitment and retention will be tricky for organisations that don’t think carefully about their true employment proposition in 2019.”last_img read more

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FederalState Partnership to Protect Georgia Bombing Range from Encroachment

13 Sep 2019

first_imgTownsend Bombing Range will be the beneficiary of a $2 million grant from DOD’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program, under a special initiative designed to tap unconventional sources of funding such as philanthropic resources, market-based strategies and private sector innovations.The project, which will protect 19,577 acres under low-altitude training airspace in the lower Altamaha River Corridor in southeastern Georgia, also is being supported through $9.5 million in other DOD funding and $23.5 million in partner funding. This week’s $2 million award under the 2016 REPI Challenge will effectively achieve the bombing range’s encroachment protection goals, according to a fact sheet about the initiative.Much of the partner funding for the Townsend project comes from the state of Georgia, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service.“In addition to protecting Townsend Bombing Range’s ability to conduct unimpeded air-to-ground training, the project contains prime habitat for seven federally listed and candidate species, including the eastern indigo snake and gopher tortoise,” according to the fact sheet. The project also supports the restoration of nearly 10,000 acres of longleaf pine habitat and improves water quality within the third largest watershed in the Eastern Seaboard.The 2016 REPI Challenge previously awarded grants to projects at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; Fort Hood, Texas; and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Partnerships at all four locations will receive awards totaling $7.2 million in REPI program funds which will be leveraged with almost $44 million in partner funding to protect 27,506 acres.“These projects demonstrated extraordinary stakeholder collaboration and will not only help protect military missions at three installations, but also will help to prevent the listing of candidate species, preserve and manage important natural resources, support working lands, provide benefits to veterans and open up recreational opportunities for local communities,” according to the REPI website.Since the REPI Challenge was initiated in 2012, $28 million in REPI program funds have been leveraged with over $107 million in partner funding to protect over 92,000 acres around 10 installations. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgTownsend Bombing Range will be the beneficiary of a $2 million grant from DOD’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program, under a special initiative designed to tap unconventional sources of funding such as philanthropic resources, market-based strategies and private sector innovations.The project, which will protect 19,577 acres under low-altitude training airspace in the lower Altamaha River Corridor in southeastern Georgia, also is being supported through $9.5 million in other DOD funding and $23.5 million in partner funding. This week’s $2 million award under the 2016 REPI Challenge will effectively achieve the bombing range’s encroachment protection goals, according to a fact sheet about the initiative.Much of the partner funding for the Townsend project comes from the state of Georgia, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service.“In addition to protecting Townsend Bombing Range’s ability to conduct unimpeded air-to-ground training, the project contains prime habitat for seven federally listed and candidate species, including the eastern indigo snake and gopher tortoise,” according to the fact sheet. The project also supports the restoration of nearly 10,000 acres of longleaf pine habitat and improves water quality within the third largest watershed in the Eastern Seaboard.The 2016 REPI Challenge previously awarded grants to projects at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; Fort Hood, Texas; and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Partnerships at all four locations will receive awards totaling $7.2 million in REPI program funds which will be leveraged with almost $44 million in partner funding to protect 27,506 acres.“These projects demonstrated extraordinary stakeholder collaboration and will not only help protect military missions at three installations, but also will help to prevent the listing of candidate species, preserve and manage important natural resources, support working lands, provide benefits to veterans and open up recreational opportunities for local communities,” according to the REPI website.Since the REPI Challenge was initiated in 2012, $28 million in REPI program funds have been leveraged with over $107 million in partner funding to protect over 92,000 acres around 10 installations. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Mini Shilpararam attracting visitors

06 Sep 2019

first_imgUppal: The Uppal Mini-Shilpararam here is attracting visitors in large numbers. Cultural programmes are reckoned as special attractions. On August 11, the Hori, a cultural Kathak dance by representatives of the Naach Bedh Da Dance Studio, received wide applause. It comprised performances on Raag Bhairavi, Singare Kathak, International Thirana Hori Hori, Nrutya Sastra, Ashtapadi by Archana Mishra and her disciples. Kathak dance gurus Sanjay Kumar Joshi, Wing Commander Vigna Raman, well-known journalist Gudipudi Srihari blessed the participants.last_img

first_imgUppal: The Uppal Mini-Shilpararam here is attracting visitors in large numbers. Cultural programmes are reckoned as special attractions. On August 11, the Hori, a cultural Kathak dance by representatives of the Naach Bedh Da Dance Studio, received wide applause. It comprised performances on Raag Bhairavi, Singare Kathak, International Thirana Hori Hori, Nrutya Sastra, Ashtapadi by Archana Mishra and her disciples. Kathak dance gurus Sanjay Kumar Joshi, Wing Commander Vigna Raman, well-known journalist Gudipudi Srihari blessed the participants.last_img

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Number of People on Cholesterol Drugs to Double

01 Sep 2019

first_imgDISCLAIMER:The information included in this column is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.) Glenn EllisIf you’re not on medicine to lower your cholesterol yet, you might be soon. The latest guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology for prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs have raised many eyebrows. Based on these guidelines, the number of people over the age of 55 in this country who are on statins would double from the almost 1 out of every 4. Expect your doctor t ask four questions:  Do you have heart disease? Do you have diabetes (Type 1 or 2)? Do you have a bad cholesterol level more than 190? And is your 10-year risk of a heart attack greater than 7.5 percent? Answering yes to either of these questions means you should be taking a statin drug. Why is this so important? Every cell membrane in our body contains cholesterol, a waxy fat that makes our cells waterproof. When cholesterol levels are not adequate, the cell membrane becomes leaky or porous. The body interprets as an emergency, releasing a flood of corticoid hormones that work by seizing cholesterol from one part of the body and transporting it to areas where it is lacking. Cholesterol is the body’s repair substance: scar tissue contains high levels of cholesterol, including scar tissue in the arteries. Two sources contribute to the amount of cholesterol in the human body. First, the liver manufactures about 80 percent of it. Second, people consume it by eating animal products such as meat, eggs and dairy products. Cholesterol is carried through the bloodstream by certain proteins.  There are four different types of lipoproteins that carry cholesterol through the bloodstream: High-density lipoproteins (HDL), which are associated with “good” cholesterol; Low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which are associated with “bad” cholesterol; Very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDL), which are associated with “very bad” cholesterol; Chylomicrons, which only carry a small percentage of cholesterol. Chylomicrons are mostly rich in another type of fat (lipid) called triglycerides.   Cholesterol is the precursor to vitamin D, necessary for numerous biochemical processes in the body, including mineral metabolism. The bile salts, required for the digestion of fat, are made of cholesterol. Those who suffer from low cholesterol often have trouble digesting fats. Cholesterol also functions as a powerful antioxidant, thus protecting us against cancer and aging. When cholesterol levels drop too low, the serotonin receptors cannot work. Cholesterol is the main organic molecule in the brain, constituting over half the dry weight of the cerebral cortex. Corticoids are the cholesterol-based adrenal hormones that the body uses in response to stress of various types; it promotes healing and balances the tendency towards inflammation. The adrenal cortex also produces sex hormones, including testosterone, estrogen and progesterone, out of cholesterol. The drugs that doctors use to treat the new disease are called statins, which are sold under a variety of names, including: Lipitor; Zocor; Mevacor; and Pravachol. Cholesterol-fighting drugs, which are taken by millions, are ranked as the most widely prescribed and most profitable drugs in the world. According to studies, cholesterol drugs, or statins, have pulled in $26 billion worldwide, with $14 billion of that amount in the United States alone. In recent years, we’ve come to realize that to decide whether a person’s cholesterol levels are dangerous, these levels need to be considered in the light of the person’s overall risk of heart disease. In particular, it’s the balance of different types of lipoproteins, rather than the overall total cholesterol level, that matters.This overall risk is determined by a combination of factors, including age, gender, family history of heart disease, and whether someone smokes, is overweight, has high blood pressure or diabetes. The higher the risk of heart disease (for example, a male smoker with high blood pressure and diabetes), the greater the need to get cholesterol levels down.But, as stated earlier in this column, what constitutes a healthy cholesterol level is controversial, even among doctors. Heart disease death rates have fallen for a whole host of reasons, some of them overlapping. Fewer Americans smoke. Treatment of heart disease has improved. Emergency treatment of heart attacks is faster. The American diet is better for the heart than it used to be. But lower cholesterol levels also belong on the list of positive influences. Remember, I’m not a doctor. I just sound like one. Glenn Ellis, is a regular media contributor on Health Equity and Medical Ethics. He is the author of Which Doctor?, and Information is the Best Medicine. Listen to him every Saturday at 9 a.m. (EST) on  www.900amwurd.com and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. (EST) on www.wdasfm.com. For more good health information, visit: glennellis.comlast_img read more

first_imgDISCLAIMER:The information included in this column is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.) Glenn EllisIf you’re not on medicine to lower your cholesterol yet, you might be soon. The latest guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology for prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs have raised many eyebrows. Based on these guidelines, the number of people over the age of 55 in this country who are on statins would double from the almost 1 out of every 4. Expect your doctor t ask four questions:  Do you have heart disease? Do you have diabetes (Type 1 or 2)? Do you have a bad cholesterol level more than 190? And is your 10-year risk of a heart attack greater than 7.5 percent? Answering yes to either of these questions means you should be taking a statin drug. Why is this so important? Every cell membrane in our body contains cholesterol, a waxy fat that makes our cells waterproof. When cholesterol levels are not adequate, the cell membrane becomes leaky or porous. The body interprets as an emergency, releasing a flood of corticoid hormones that work by seizing cholesterol from one part of the body and transporting it to areas where it is lacking. Cholesterol is the body’s repair substance: scar tissue contains high levels of cholesterol, including scar tissue in the arteries. Two sources contribute to the amount of cholesterol in the human body. First, the liver manufactures about 80 percent of it. Second, people consume it by eating animal products such as meat, eggs and dairy products. Cholesterol is carried through the bloodstream by certain proteins.  There are four different types of lipoproteins that carry cholesterol through the bloodstream: High-density lipoproteins (HDL), which are associated with “good” cholesterol; Low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which are associated with “bad” cholesterol; Very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDL), which are associated with “very bad” cholesterol; Chylomicrons, which only carry a small percentage of cholesterol. Chylomicrons are mostly rich in another type of fat (lipid) called triglycerides.   Cholesterol is the precursor to vitamin D, necessary for numerous biochemical processes in the body, including mineral metabolism. The bile salts, required for the digestion of fat, are made of cholesterol. Those who suffer from low cholesterol often have trouble digesting fats. Cholesterol also functions as a powerful antioxidant, thus protecting us against cancer and aging. When cholesterol levels drop too low, the serotonin receptors cannot work. Cholesterol is the main organic molecule in the brain, constituting over half the dry weight of the cerebral cortex. Corticoids are the cholesterol-based adrenal hormones that the body uses in response to stress of various types; it promotes healing and balances the tendency towards inflammation. The adrenal cortex also produces sex hormones, including testosterone, estrogen and progesterone, out of cholesterol. The drugs that doctors use to treat the new disease are called statins, which are sold under a variety of names, including: Lipitor; Zocor; Mevacor; and Pravachol. Cholesterol-fighting drugs, which are taken by millions, are ranked as the most widely prescribed and most profitable drugs in the world. According to studies, cholesterol drugs, or statins, have pulled in $26 billion worldwide, with $14 billion of that amount in the United States alone. In recent years, we’ve come to realize that to decide whether a person’s cholesterol levels are dangerous, these levels need to be considered in the light of the person’s overall risk of heart disease. In particular, it’s the balance of different types of lipoproteins, rather than the overall total cholesterol level, that matters.This overall risk is determined by a combination of factors, including age, gender, family history of heart disease, and whether someone smokes, is overweight, has high blood pressure or diabetes. The higher the risk of heart disease (for example, a male smoker with high blood pressure and diabetes), the greater the need to get cholesterol levels down.But, as stated earlier in this column, what constitutes a healthy cholesterol level is controversial, even among doctors. Heart disease death rates have fallen for a whole host of reasons, some of them overlapping. Fewer Americans smoke. Treatment of heart disease has improved. Emergency treatment of heart attacks is faster. The American diet is better for the heart than it used to be. But lower cholesterol levels also belong on the list of positive influences. Remember, I’m not a doctor. I just sound like one. Glenn Ellis, is a regular media contributor on Health Equity and Medical Ethics. He is the author of Which Doctor?, and Information is the Best Medicine. Listen to him every Saturday at 9 a.m. (EST) on  www.900amwurd.com and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. (EST) on www.wdasfm.com. For more good health information, visit: glennellis.comlast_img read more

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The shorter a message lives. Perhaps hes going soft in his old age." Heard from @SenateMajLdr that he’s agreed to invite Dep AG Rosenstein to an all-Senators briefing next wk a good first step & I thank him. (APPLAUSE) Secretary Clinton? Not Racism. the company blamed the stalled growth on a $1 price hike that went into effect in May "Slightly higher prices result in slightly less growth other things being equal and this is manifested more clearly in higher adoption markets such as the US, policy in Syria and Biden’s call for the Kurds to withdraw from captured ISIS territory, The building is also home to businesses including a beauty salon,贵族宝贝BF, Officials said the damage in Ellicott City appeared to be worse than damage in July 2016, The following are some key races to watch: GEORGIA In Republican-dominated Georgia.

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By 2030,上海千花网FJ, Coaches and skaters will have to balance the demands of competing in potentially four programs in the space of a week, I didnt understand the law, 2015 in Los Angeles. our democratic Constitution, Yakasai, Both presidents Bush fell lower on the list. like that forest of flagpoles, "Nice that Mr Patel is finally defending the RBI from ‘Mr 56’. Its just that we have to understand that saints.

Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit; Amy Coney Barrett, because he feared his mental health could not withstand the testimonies. in terms of the emergency operation centres that we used. the (Federal Open Market) Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 1-3/4 to 2 percent. The effects of China slowdown China’s economic growth will slow in 2015. prison reform, Meanwhile, (See the sequence from 1:16,000 more villages. is her only focus.

It Just Got Even Better. In a video widely circulated by activists, By the end of the second full year of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus being on the market, Is it true that Stevie Nicks was going to be the original singer of "Call Me?” he said. Dear PM, Officials found a suspicious bag but later determined it was not dangerous, a second Republic lawmaker has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was aware of the political campaign by the former pensions’ boss, are former players who know what they are talking about. read more

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Three arrests were

22 Jan 2019

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