Tiny House Warriors arrested at Natural Resources hearing in Kamloops

first_imgkmartens@aptn.ca@katmarte Some members of the anti-pipeline group Tiny House Warriors were arrested Monday in B.C. (APTN file photo)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsDramatic video shows the arrest of three members of the Tiny House Warriors at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C. Monday morning.RCMP say they were called to campus for a meeting that was interrupted by “protesters.”“We recognize that demonstrators have a right to lawful and peaceful and safe protests,” said Cpl. Jodi Shelkie.“However, we had to take action.”Shelkie said in an interview charges of assault and mischief are pending against the trio she declined to identify as statements were still being taken.She said the arrests occurred outside a meeting room at 9:30 a.m. PT.A video posted to the Warriors’ Facebook page shows some of what happened.It shows a woman speaking into a bullhorn aimed at a closed door guarded by two men.The woman lists reasons why the warriors oppose a pipeline.“Genocide of our people: genocide, genocide, genocide, genocide,” the woman cries into the loudspeaker.“This is a peaceful protest.”APTN News confirmed the closed-door meeting was hosted by Natural Resources Canada, which did not supply a statement before this story was published.A spokeswoman for the university said it simply provided space.“TRU’s relationship to this matter is limited to building space being used for a third-party private event,” Darshan Lindsay said in an email.APTN has confirmed Mayuk Manuel, Snutetkwe Manuel and Isha Jules were taken into custody.The three were part of a group that waved banners and drummed songs outside the meeting they say was chaired by “a retired judge.”At one point in the video there appears to be red paint splashed on the door.“When we say No, this is what happens,” the woman continued before police arrived.“We get removed, we get criminalized, we get removed.”Her voice gets louder after police officers arrive and tell her she is under arrest. The woman is then taken into the room – presumably to be arrested – and the door remains closed.Several men stand guard outside preventing anyone from entering.“Let her go, she didn’t do anything wrong,” another woman demands as the video continues.“This is all Secwepemc territory.”Tiny House Warriors say their mission is to stop the 1,150-kilometre Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project from crossing into their nation’s unceded territory.Their strategy is to place tiny houses along the 518-kilometre route in their nation,last_img read more

Appeals Court Expels Arguing Appellant Moroccan Journalist El Mahdaoui

Rabat- The first appeal hearing of journalist El Mahdaoui, sentenced to three years in prison for failing to report “an attempt to undermine internal state security” to the national police, did not go smoothly.El Mahdaoui and his defense protested the judge’s “biased” approach in leading the hearing, complaining that the judge listened fully to the attorney general’s arguments but interrupted the appellant’s team. The dispute metamorphosed into shouts when the attorney-general denied that he had previously told El Mahdaoui: “Moroccans are with you.” “I swear to God you said that to me,” El Mahdaoui insisted before the judge dismissed him from the court, adjourning the hearing.The public prosecutor condemned protests inside the court, stressing that the “decisions of the court must be respected by everyone.” He added: “An independent judiciary does not rule under the pressure of shouts and protests.” The court postponed the hearing to December 3, 2018, for the defense to have more time to prepare.Read Also: Prince Moulay Hicham: “Bouachrine’s Prosecution Has Political Motivations”El Mahdaoui’s lawyers, including Mohammed Aghnaj, who is representing Hirak activist Nasser Zefzafi appealing his 20-year sentence, requested El Mahdaoui’s temporary release. Asmaa Al Wadii, El Mahdaoui’s other lawyer, argued, “The right to freedom follows the right to life,” and “One may only know the value of freedom when imprisoned,” reported Moroccan news outlet Hespress.Police arrested El Mahdaoui, the founder of news outlet “Badil,” on July 20, 2017, for giving a speech at Place Mohammed VI in Al Hoceima encouraging people to join an “unauthorized” Hirak protest. The court also ruled that El Mahdaoui should pay a fine of MAD 3,000.The journalist said in the speech: “The continuous detention of activists is an aggression against us … the state might be strong but we are stronger with the fact that our cause is just.”Commenting on El Mahdaoui’s choice of words at the time, the public prosecutor stated that it was “incompatible with journalism as a profession dealing with collecting information and facts or investigating about them in a professional way in order to write or make media material.”In June, El Mahdaoui was among 54 activists and journalists sentenced from 1 to 20 years. Leaders of the protests, including Nasser Zefzafi, Nabil Ahamjik, and Ouassim Boustati, received 20 years.The sentencing of journalists and activists sparked outrage across the country and made international headlines, leading to a series of protests calling for the release of the Hirak detainees.Several journalists, celebrities, NGOs, politicians, and activists took to their social media accounts to condemn the court’s ruling.The Hirak movement began in October 2016 after the death of Mohcine Fikri, a local fishmonger who was crushed to death in a garbage truck while trying to save his goods that had been confiscated by authorities in Al Hoceima. The incident angered citizens, causing protests across the country, but especially in Al Hoceima province, which condemned Fikri’s death and social disparities in the northern Rif region. read more

Canada ranks among worlds best places for corporate taxes

OTTAWA — Canada has moved up three places to eighth in a global comparison of the most advantageous place to pay corporate taxes, placing the country in the top 10 for the first time.The annual study by PwC, in conjunction with the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, shows Canada moving sharply up in a 185-country comparison.Canada placed 28th as recently as 2010, but continuing reductions of the corporate rate both federally and provincially, as well as reduced red tap, has dramatically improved its standing.The advance, from a business point of view, coincides with the federal government’s efforts to brand a 25% national corporate tax rate, harmonization of sales taxes in Ontario, and improvement in the easy of filing taxes.“As far as most countries are concerned, we’re actually a pretty friendly jurisdiction,” said Jason Safar, a partner with PwC’s tax service in Toronto.“Canada’s current tax laws have attractive tax regimes, which impact all companies — in particularly small-medium sized domestic companies.”The new study, which is being issued early Monday, is not the only one to have judged Canada’s corporate tax regime favourably from a business viewpoint.Last year, Forbes magazine ranked Canada the best country in the world to do business, citing its dropping tax rate, sound banks, investor protection and relative lack of red tape.The PwC comparison looks at three specific metrics — tax rates, the average number of hours businesses devote to paying taxes each year, and how many times a year they must file. The latter two relate to the ease of operating in the country, and PwC says it is more important than many believe.“The economic analysis to compare the paying taxes indicators with gross domestic product and foreign direct investment suggests that while higher business taxation can be linked to slower economic growth and international investment, reducing the administrative burden and complexity of the tax system can potentially be linked to a greater change in overall growth,” the report states.“The implication is that minimizing the time and effort which businesses need to spend on complying with the tax system is equally important for governments when considering how best to stimulate and sustain economic growth.”Safar said the tax ease indicator may simply be measuring the efficiency of a country’s economy.Africa and South America score poorly on the measures, while North America is near the top of the class.PwC said it took on average 131 hours for a typical Canadian company to comply with its annual tax obligations, just over half the global average. As well, while a typical Canadian firm makes six payments a year, the world average is 27.In the overall comparison, the United Arab Emigrates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia place in the top three. Ireland, at six, is the only other designated industrial country in the top 10.Among Canada’s direct economic competitors, the United Kingdom scores the closest at number 16, followed by France at 53, the United States, 69, Germany 72, Japan, 127 and Italy, 131.Canada’s total average tax rate on medium-sized domestic companies is listed as 26.9%, the U.K.’s at 35.5% and the United States at 46.7%.Safar said the amount individual companies pay in specific jurisdictions may vary — but in the real world most firms pay less taxes in Canada than comparable companies in the U.S.“And that’s different from what it was in the 1990s. Canadian corporate rates used to be up in the low to mid-40s, now the top corporate rate is in the mid-20s,” he said.Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, against opposition criticism, has pushed lowering corporate rates since coming to office in early 2006, arguing that the more money left in company hands, the greater the benefits in terms of investment and job creation.Critics argue that Canada has now reached a level of diminishing returns. Even Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney has taken the corporate community to task for sitting on about $500 billion of “dead money,” when the country needs firms to invest on efficiencies and expand.The report does not try to settle the issue, although Safar said there are probably good reasons firms don’t feel now is a good time to radically ramp up investment, particularly given the uncertainty about the economy.“If you are a little bit unsure where things are headed, you are not going to jump in with both feet and furthermore, you are not going to spend the money because you have it,” he said. read more

Government sees ties with China growing

Rajapakshe expressed these views while addressing the fourth China South Asia Friendship Organization Forum in Colombo. “I would like to reiterate the strong relationship between our two nation especially after the recent visit to China by President Maithripala Sirisena. This is an indication of the friendship and goodwill maintained by the two countries . Both countries helped each other during crisis situations and China always safeguarded the dignity and self-respect of Sri Lanka at every turn,” he said. He further said that China has been a major partner for Sri Lanka in the spheres of social , cultural economic and more importantly, in the development of infrastructure facilities.The Minister said the enormous contribution made by China to Sri Lanka’s development process was appreciable. “Sri Lanka relationship with China have been growing stronger over the past several years, especially as Western Governments began cutting aid China had contributed on occasions when Sri Lanka’s major donors have not been forthcoming in assistance and brought about less access to concessional finance from multilateral donors,” he said.He said that Sri Lanka has expressed unwavering support to the “One China” policy and consistently supported China at the United Nations. (Colombo Gazette) The Government said that it see Sri Lanka’s relationship with China growing.Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that Sri Lanka’s relations with China dates back to over 20 centuries where both countries shared cultural and religious values . read more

UNbacked meeting issues urgent call for action on meningitis in Africa

An expert meeting convened by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners on the emergence of an epidemic strain of meningitis in Africa has concluded that a readily available supply of affordable vaccine is vital for the success of a new action plan to tackle the outbreak. Experts from across the world gathered over the past week in Burkina Faso, the first African country to experience an epidemic of a new strain of meningitis known as W135, to produce a plan for medical, political and financial action. The outbreak, which began in February, infected more than 12,000 and killed almost 1,500 people. “Countries in Africa have no choice but to respond to epidemics of meningitis,” said Dr. Daniel Tarantola, WHO Director of Vaccines and Biologicals. “We must help them to protect their children against a disease that cripples and kills.” The experts agreed that the most important tool required is a vaccine that can be used to tackle all future outbreaks of meningitis in Africa. Such a vaccine would have to cover three different strains of the bacteria which have caused outbreaks in the past – including the new W135 strain – and which could cause new epidemics as early as the end of this year. A vaccine that contains all three strains does exist and is used routinely in developed countries, but the current market price – ranging from $4 to $50 a dose – is far beyond what African countries can afford. The experts agreed that a price of more than $1 per dose for this “tetravalent” vaccine would severely hamper its use in epidemic situations in Africa and that every effort should be made to lower the price while boosting production. Negotiations are already under way to bring down the cost of the vaccine. Other vital measures to be taken in preparation for the next potential outbreak of W135 include improved disease surveillance in health clinics and hospitals, a better linked network of district laboratories that would serve as an early warning system, the urgent testing of new medicines to treat those who become infected, and an enhanced capacity to deliver the vaccines quickly to where they are needed. read more

Students ready to shine for MusicNoon

It’s time once again for Brock University Music students to take over the RBC Foundation Music@Noon Recital Series.Instrumental, Piano and Voice students will perform on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the Recital Hall of the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.This week brings both previous performers and newcomers to the stage including Divya Iyer, Alyssa Shanghavi, Ruth Jones, Marcus Tranquilli, Patrick Tanner, Nicole Abbruscato, Can Kilic, Donglan Liu, Grace Martins, Taj Crozier, Cassandra Sullivan and Ryan Baxter.Music@Noon is a free, one-hour recital series that takes place most Tuesdays at noon during the academic year. The Department of Music invites and encourages staff, faculty, students and the community to attend. read more

Man dies after falling from jet ski in Scotland despite attempts to

first_imgA post-mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of Mr McLevy's death and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal Stuart McLevy died after a tragic accident His mother Catherine, 55, told the Sun of the moment police told her the news. “They were only coming to tell us about the accident but by the time they got to our door Stuart had died.”Explaining that she knew it would be bad news, she said could not have imagined it would be “that bad”, adding “he was just a happy, happy boy.”Mrs McLevy revaled she had to break the news to his girlfriend Lauren Halford, also 21, who was in India on holiday at the time.She said: “It was hard to tell Lauren, we were both very upset. They were together for two years and got matching tattoos. She’s rushing back home now.”Posting a photographs of the pair on Facebook, Miss Halford wrote: “No words can describe this heartache. Love you for eternity my boy, always and forever my Stuarty.”Stuart’s dad Thomas, 54, told the Sun: “He was so full of beans. He was too boisterous for his own good. We are shattered.”The 21-year-old is thought to have been enjoying a day on the loch with his Brother Teejay, 23, and friends when the accident happened.The bodybuilder came third in National Amateur Bodybuilders’ Association Mr Scotland event  last year and worked as an apprentice cooper at drinks company Diageo.A Justgiving page set up by his older brother, Jayson, 28, to give him “an amazing send-off” has already raised almost £5,000. Stuart McLevy died after a tragic accidentCredit:PA Police Scotland said enquiries are ongoing to determine exactly what happened and officers are appealing for information.Inspector John McMillan said: “One man has died and another man is receiving treatment following this incident. We understand Stuart McLevy fell from the jet ski and entered the water. The 37-year-old man who was driving also entered the water and attempted to assist.”Other individuals who were also on the water on private vessels quickly came to the aid of both men and brought them back to shore at the Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway at Balloch where paramedics could take over.”At this time I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident from the shoreline to contact officers at Dumbarton Police Station via 101.”Our enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident. Any information you have, no matter how small, could greatly assist our enquiry.” A young man has died in a jet ski accident on Loch Lomond.Stuart McLevy, 21, was a passenger on the jet ski and fell into the water at around 9.15pm on Saturday near the island of Inchmurrin.The 37-year-old driver of the jet ski tried to help Mr McLevy from the water before other boats in the area managed to take both men back to shore in Balloch.They were rushed to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where the 21-year-old, from Hawick Street in Yoker, Glasgow, died.The jet ski driver was treated for minor injuries suffered when trying to help Mr McLevy from the water and has since been released from hospital. A post-mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of Mr McLevy’s death and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscalCredit:Universal News (Europe)  Friends of Mr McLevy, who had competed in bodybuilding competitions, have paid tribute to him in posts online. 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.last_img read more

Iron Age skull found in Somerset could be linked to ancient head

first_imgThe woman's skull was deliberately severed from her body Further groups of posts were seen further down the channel, suggesting other prehistoric wooden structures are present nearby.Analysis by a human bone expert showed that the female skull suffered considerably from gum disease and tooth loss. The ritual may have have been part of a Celtic ‘head cult’ which archaeologists suspect existed during the Iron Age, when people believed that the soul resided in the skull.Heads were often removed as trophies following battles and body-less heads appear frequently as motifs on art from the period.Excavations of Celtic earthworks have shown that skulls were routinely placed on display at the entrance to hillforts and religious places, such as the Iron Age shrine of Roquepertuse in France.The Greek historian Didorus Siculus also wrote of how Iron Age warriors embalmed the heads of their victims in cedar oil, and kept them in chests to show strangers. And it was said northern tribes hung the heads of fallen enemies on their horses before nailing them to their front doors on return from battle. Near to the skull,  which was discovered near Newtown,  archaeologists also found the remains of posts suggesting that a causeway or raised walkway once existed in the water. Iron Age warriors were said to collect the heads of their enemies. Credit: Heritage Image Partnership Ltd / Alamy Stock Phot When dog walker Roger Evans spotted a skull on the banks of the River Sowy in Somerset last March, police immediately suspected foul play.But the history of the mysterious severed head could be even more curious and sinister than originally thought.Analysis by experts showed that far from being the remains of a modern murder victim, the skull belonged to an Iron Age woman, aged around 45, who lived between 380 and 190BC.And gruesome cut marks show that she had been decapitated.Richard Bunning, an archaeologist from South West Heritage Trust, who has been excavating the site said: “We can’t tell if her head was severed before or after her death but it seems to be part of a particular kind of ritual because the head has been taken away from the body and deliberately deposited in a watery environment.“We have found similar severed heads like this in other watery places, so it seems that they were sacred places, rather than just where people were living.“We don’t know what happened to the rest of her body. We know that heads were revered in the Iron Age, and were of much greater interest than the rest of the bones.” Classical historians claimed warriors nailed the heads of vanquished enemies on to the doors of their roundhouses Credit:Jay Williams  The woman’s skull was deliberately severed from her bodyCredit:Environment Agency Classical historians claimed warriors nailed the heads of vanquished enemies on to the doors of their roundhouses  Her diet included coarse material, which had unevenly worn her remaining teeth, and resulted in severe osteoarthritis in the joint of her right jaw.She had also suffered at least one episode of chronic illness or nutritional stress during childhood.“I think the skull is some kind of religious deposit,” added Mr Bunning. “We don’t know if she was a victim or a revered member of a tribe, but it was clearly an important ritual site.”Stephen Dean, Environment Agency archaeologist, said: “The chance discovery on the banks of the River Sowy has shone fresh light on Somerset’s hidden history.”The Environment Agency returned water levels to normal to provide a measure of protection to the timber posts and any other archaeological remains still in the channel. Archaeologists were able to study the site after the Environment Agency reduced water levels.Although no other human remains were found, the team discovered that the skull lay close to a series of round, timber posts driven deep into the river bed.Radiocarbon dating of the posts is being carried out to see if they and the skull are of the same date. 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. Iron Age warriors were said to collect the heads of their enemies. last_img read more

Jamaica PM demands ministers clear up high cell phone bills

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’VULGAR RAPE OF TREASURY’: Hamilton Green to reap $20M annually from taxpayersNovember 17, 2016In “latest news”‘Bankruptcy of WICB would have been best for Windies cricket’ – says T&T Prime MinisterMarch 17, 2016In “Sports”Budget estimates for PM’s office comes under intense scrutinyDecember 11, 2018In “latest news” (Jamaica Gleaner) Prime Minister Andrew Holness has ordered an audit of the cell phone bills of government ministers and state ministers following a Television Jamaica (TVJ) revelation that in one year, Finance Minister Audley Shaw has racked up more than $8 million in charges.From March 2016 to April this year, Audley Shaw incurred $8.34 million in cell phone bills.According to the TVJ report obtained through the Access to Information Act, from February 2016 to March this year, Shaw incurred $8.34 million in cell phone bills.In October alone, the bill was $4.22 million.Shaw has explained that the bulk of the charges were incurred in data roaming fees, and that he was not aware they were being racked up.Nationwide Radio yesterday afternoon quoted Shaw as saying he has since paid $2 million in personal charges and has negotiated with the cellular phone provider for a $1 million discount.Meanwhile, in a statement yesterday afternoon, the Prime Minister reportedly described the issue of high communication costs and phone bills as unacceptable and has urged Cabinet ministers to take responsibility to clear up their cell phone bills.Holness made the comment during a meeting of Cabinet ministers ahead of the parliamentary session Tuesday.Demanding that the situation be addressed immediately, Holness said there was no policy regarding the treatment of communication expenses for ministers and ministers of state.The Prime Minister has directed the Ministry of Finance to review and report on the respective policies for the provision of communication services including cell phones, operating in the various ministries.“This is to allow Cabinet to make a comprehensive decision on how communication services and expenses for ministers are treated,” said a spokesperson in a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister.​In the interim, the Prime Minister has directed that cellular phone expenses be capped.The Ministry of Finance has been tasked to advise the Prime Minister, within a week, on the appropriate amount for the cap to be paid by each ministry for the minister’s cellular phone bills.“Any amount exceeding the cap should, therefore, be the responsibility of the respective ministers unless otherwise approved by the Permanent Secretary,” the spokesperson said.In the meantime, the Minister of Science, Energy and Technology has been mandated to enter into discussions with telecommunications providers to devise standard cell phone and data packages for Government ministers. read more

Geek Answers What would happen to a human in the vacuum of

first_imgSometimes their eyeballs freeze. Other times they explode. Often there is some element of grotesque inflation, other times instant unconsciousness. Movies have taken all sorts of contradictory stances on what happens to a human body in space. So: What really happens to a human body in space?Actually, we don’t have to rely on speculation. Animal studies have been conducted quite extensively and, as we’ll see, we can even take advantage of a few human accidents to collect real data. Thankfully no astronaut has yet had a total suit breach in space, nor has any individual been stupid enough to actually take off their helmet. There have been smaller accidents though and — spoilers — the subjects have survived to tell us exactly what the process felt like.First, temperature: Space is really cold, technically approaching absolute zero. However, there are two ways of having extremely low temperature. One is to slow the movement of atoms to the point that they basically do not move at all. The other is to remove atoms from the system until there is no atomic movement by default. Ask yourself: why do we use liquid helium and other such coolants in technologies like the Large Hadron Collider, when a simple vacuum can technically get even colder? Because when it comes to effective temperature, it’s all about heat transfer.The vacuum of space is very cold, yes, but it is very bad at absorbing heat (or imparting cold). Since heat transfer happens through the physical collision of atoms and molecules, and a vacuum has virtually no free-floating atoms to do any such colliding, freezing is actually one of the lesser threats in exposure to a vacuum. Animals have shown rapid and total recovery after as long as 90 seconds in the cold of a vacuum.Unlikely.In reality, rather than the cold, it’s this pressure that has the first effect. Upon sudden exposure to a vacuum your lungs will be immediately and totally drained of air. One of the most dangerous things you can do in this situation is hold you breath; like deep sea divers, astronauts know not to force their delicate lungs to deal will the huge pressure differentials. It’s likely a futile attempt anyway, as you will eventually be forced to evacuate your lungs or have them rupture.In 1965, a leaking suit suddenly exposed a would-be space-farer in a pressure chamber to very close to vacuum — pressures lower than 1 psi — for under 20 seconds. This unfortunate individual later described the pressure effects, particularly the feeling of the moisture on his skin and tongue boiling away. He likened it to the feeling of fizzy soda in his mouth. The process caused no lasting damage, since the boiling was happening at roughly body temperature. He remained conscious for about 14 seconds — long enough for the completely oxygen-deprived blood from his empty lungs to reach his brain. Then he passed out. The brain can survive for some time without oxygen, and this impromptu test subject was resuscitated without any lasting injury.By far the most dangerous aspect of exposure to space is another well known to divers: the benz. Nitrogen and other gasses in the blood will boil away, if given enough time. While the brain could hypothetically survive for several minutes without oxygen, this pressure effect acts much more quickly. It’s thought 90 seconds is about the upper limit of survivable time in the vacuum of space, and the benz is the main reason for this time limit.In space, there are a lot of things that can kill you. Given enough time, the cold can get you. Unfiltered radiation from the sun can get you. Lack of oxygen can get you. However, you’ll probably be dead long before those become a big issue. The sequence of events, it seems, will be to have somewhere under 15 seconds of consciousness, during which time you won’t experience much pain. After extreme oxygen deprivation has forced you unconscious, the pressure effects on your blood and brain will do you in — and it’s only your corpse that will have to worry about things like frozen eyeballs.Now, isn’t that comforting?last_img read more

Gardaí renew appeal for 89yearold Wexford man missing since early January

first_imgGardaí renew appeal for 89-year-old Wexford man missing since early January William Busher is known to drive a brown 141 Nissan Qashqai. Feb 15th 2018, 3:59 PM Thursday 15 Feb 2018, 3:59 PM Share19 Tweet Email By Hayley Halpin William Bushner Image: An Garda Síochána Image: An Garda Síochána http://jrnl.ie/3853968 center_img 7,745 Views William Bushner 3 Comments Short URL GARDAÍ HAVE RENEWED their appeal for information about the whereabouts of an elderly resident of Kilmore Quay in Wexford.William Bushner was last seen on 4 January in the Kilmore Quay area. He was reported missing by family members the following day.The 89-year-old is described as being 5′ 10″ in height, of medium build with short grey hair.It’s unknown what he was wearing when reported missing but he is known to drive a 141-WX registered brown Nissan Qashqai.Investigating officers are asking farmers and homeowners to check lands, sheds and outhouses. Hotel and bed and breakfast owners are also being asked to check guest lists.Anyone with information on William’s whereabouts is being asked to contact gardaí at Wexford on 053 916 5200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.Read: Former student (19) charged with premeditated murder after 17 killed in Florida school shootingMore: Temple Street asks parents to keep children away from emergency department as 14 left on trolleys Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Google cherche des utilisateurs influents pour Google sur Twitter

first_imgGoogle cherche des utilisateurs influents pour Google + sur TwitterLe géant de l’Internet américain identifie des comptes influents sur Twitter pour les inviter à rejoindre son réseau social.Lancé en version bêta il y a quelques mois, Google + cherche désormais à s’assurer une certaine crédibilité et un succès d’audience. Pour cela les dirigeants de Google élaborent une liste d’utilisateurs influents du réseau Twitter, qu’ils souhaitent voir utiliser son réseau social, explique Techcrunch, relayé par Le Journal du Net.À lire aussiLa réaction hilarante de gorilles sous une averse fait le buzz sur Facebook (Vidéo)En effet, selon le site, le responsable de Google +, Bradley Horowitz, aurait en fin de semaine dernère, invité les utilisateurs de Twitter disposant de plus de 100.000 followers à le contacter pour élaborer une première liste de comptes. Il pourrait s’agir de journalistes, de personnalités ou simplement de personnes qui font le buzz et qui publient régulièrement du contenu sur leur compte. Toutefois, Google ne devrait pas se contenter de cela et pourrait également rechercher ce type de personnes sur d’autres plateformes communautaires…Le 8 septembre 2011 à 19:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Les restes dun morse du XIXe siècle retrouvés sous la gare de

first_imgLes restes d’un morse du XIXe siècle retrouvés sous la gare de LondresEn 2003, les restes d’un morse datant du XIXe siècle ont été retrouvés sous la gare de Saint-Pancras à Londres. Pour les chercheurs, les modalités de l’arrivée de l’animal au Royaume-Uni restent encore aujourd’hui un mystère.  Les chantiers réservent souvent bien des surprises. En 2003, les travaux de rénovation de la gare de Saint-Pancras, terminus de Londres, ont conduit à une curieuse découverte. Sous l’édifice, les archéologues ont mis au jour un cercueil contenant les restes de huit personnes et… d’un morse !Selon de récentes études, les corps y compris celui de l’animal auraient subi des autopsies approfondies aux alentours de 1822. En effet, les restes retrouvés présentent tous des traces de coupures et d’éraflures caractéristiques d’une opération de dissection. Aussi, d’après les hypothèses, ces marques ont certainement été infligées par le scalpel d’un professeur d’une des 40 écoles de recherche anatomique présentes à Londres au 19e siècle. Pour l’heure, aucune preuve concluante n’a été avancée quant à la manière dont l’animal est arrivé au Royaume-Uni. “C’est un peu un mystère” confie au Time, Phil Emery, le paléontologue à qui l’on doit la découverte. Avec son collègue Alan Pipe, zoologue, il a tenté de résoudre cette énigme, mais sans succès malgré plusieurs années d’enquête et d’analyses. Une curiosité pour la recherche médicale ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Nous avons fait quelques recherches pour voir si nous pouvions trouver d’éventuels documents faisant référence à l’étude d’un morse, par exemple par la Société zoologique de Londres, mais nous avons fait chou blanc”, explique le chercheur.Selon les deux experts, l’hypothèse la plus probable serait que le morse a été apporté par des baleiniers et vendus comme curiosité pour la recherche médicale. D’autres fouilles archéologiques font état d’os de baleine, de marsouins et même d’autruche de fauves. Toutefois, c’est la première fois que les os d’un morse datant du XIXe siècle ont été retrouvés. Le 24 juillet 2013 à 19:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Cena vs Strowman and Reigns vs Jordan set for WWE RAW tonight

first_img Yeah, clearly something’s going on, because they’re giving a lot of big matches involving Cena away rather brazenly. Like, what, is he leaving next month or something? Jeffery Adam Phillips WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Updated RAW Preview: Clash of Champions contract signing, new Firefly Funhouse segment WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Mike Scribner Roman Reigns Wow Cena vs Strowman seems like another Mania type match they’re giving away for free. Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) center_img Now Playing Up Next Daniel Bryan Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins WhatsApp 2 COMMENTS September 11, 2017 at 5:20 pm Facebook WrestleMania: SNL Weekend Updates Michael Che And Colin Jost Got Strowman Twitter WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel WWE.com has announced John Cena vs. Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns vs. Jason Jordan will take place on tonight’s WWE RAW live from Anaheim, California.Both matches are first-time match-ups, with the Reigns vs. Jordan match taking place storyline wise due to the fact that Cena faced Jordan on last week’s episode of RAW.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of RAW beginning tonight at 8:00 PM ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestleMania Could Be Biggest EverVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list September 11, 2017 at 7:38 pm John Cena Being Replaced For WWE Royal Rumblelast_img read more

Vancouver driver involved in Oregon crash

first_imgOne person was seriously injured Saturday morning in a two-vehicle traffic crash involving a Vancouver driver along Oregon’s Highway 26.The accident occurred at about 10:45 a.m., just west of the Warm Springs Reservation boundary, according to the Oregon State Police.A 2001 Volkswagen Jetta four-door driven by Tyler Van Vactor, 19, of Milwaukie, Ore., was stopped westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 70 signaling for a left turn onto a Forest Service road. A 36-foot Itasca motorhome driven by Richard G. Stevens, 67, Vancouver, was westbound coming through a slight downhill curve and didn’t see the stopped Volkswagen in time to safely stop. The motorhome crashed into the back of the Volkswagen, propelling it more than 150 feet west along the highway before it crashed into trees off the eastbound shoulder.Off-duty paramedics from Hoodland Fire Department and Redmond Fire & Rescue stopped at the scene and rendered medical care before they were relieved by Hoodland Fire Department and AMR ambulance medical personnel. Van Vactor, who had been using safety restraints, was transported by air ambulance to OHSU Hospital in Portland. Stevens and his 68-year old wife, Elizabeth Stevens, were not injured. They were also using safety restraints.All lanes were closed for 30 minutes before one lane was opened for traffic. The highway was cleared about two hours after the crash.last_img read more

Medical Marijuana Patients In Texas Worry About Shortage Of Registered Doctors

first_img Share RYAN POPPE / TEXAS PUBLIC RADIOCompassionate Cultivation, the second medical marijuana dispensary in Texas, is set to open in early 2018.Cannabidiol oil, which is derived from the marijuana plant, will be available by prescription for the first time in Texas early next year.The 2015 law that set up Texas’ medical marijuana program allowed the state to license three marijuana businesses. So far the state’s approved two. One dispensary near Schulenburg and another, named Compassionate Cultivation, near Manchaca, just south of Austin.CBD advocates celebrated this week during Compassionate Cultivation’s dedication ceremony, but some of them are worried there aren’t enough Texas physicians willing to prescribe this low-THC cannabis oil as medicine.You have to take a two-lane country road to get to Compassionate Cultivation’s dispensary. It sits in the back of an industrial park —the last stop past a string of a white aluminum-siding buildings. It’s the type of business you wouldn’t notice unless you were actively searching for it.Credit Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio 1 of 2Morris Denton of Compassionate Cultivation.Past the front doors, the dispensary’s consultation room resembles a doctor’s waiting room. CEO Morris Denton said, starting in January, patients will be able to find out how their CBD medication works or the strain being recommended by their doctor.“We’ll have therapists on staff here to help provide counseling to patients as they come in; we’ll have different forms of medication that’s available; we’ll utilize a couple of different strains and couple products per strain to create the right medication that will have the best impact on that patient,” Denton said.A few security doors away, in back of the building is the Compassionate Cultivation’s grow lab — a series of sanitized rooms, where rows and rows of marijuana plants are grown under controlled lights and fans. This is also where the company extracts CBD oil, the only legal element of the plant in Texas.Outside, before the dedication ceremony starts, about two dozen people mingle and eat BBQ. They don’t look like who you’d think would show up to celebrate a cannabis business’ opening. Like Terri Carrieker, a mom from Austin.“About five years ago we became felons in the state of Texas, a conservative Christian mom like me, right? But we had friends that had a relative in a ‘legal state.’ He had a dispense-grow license and he actually made products for us,” Carrieker said.Carrieker’s 15-year-old daughter Catherine was diagnosed with intractable epilepsy at 3 years old. It is the one condition the state will allow doctors to prescribe CBD oil for.Carrieker said her daughter can have as many as six to eight seizures in a night. But, when they began giving Catherine illegal cannabis oil brought in from Colorado, she was seizure-free for days.That was enough to convince Carrieker to add her daughter to the state’s CBD oil registry and find a doctor willing to prescribe it as soon as possible.Dr. Karen Keough is one of those Texas neurologists who treats epilepsy and is willing to prescribe CBD oil to patients.“I can tell you that if you that if you do ‘epilepsy’ for a living, the patients are asking you about it every day. Every neurologist is getting this conversation about this every day and they have been for years,” Keough said. “II think everyone has a level of awareness of it, but there’s a different level of comfort with it.”According to the state, only seven of Texas’s estimated 400 neurologists have signed up as registered CBD oil prescribers.While CBD oil is legal in Texas, it is not at the federal level because it is derived from the same plant that produces THC, the substance in marijuana that gets you high.Because of that, Koeugh said many Texas doctors still fear they could lose their federal license to prescribe medications if they prescribe the oil.“From my perspective the alternative is what happens in other states where the doctors say, ‘You have an eligible condition, now go across the street and ask the guy in the cannabis shop what to take and how to take it.’ If no one is after that guy across the street, why would they come after me,” Keough said.Keough believes more doctors will register with the state once Texas dispensaries start selling the oil in early 2018.CREDIT RYAN POPPE / TEXAS PUBLIC RADIOA rendition of the completed Compassionate Cultivation dispensary.Terri Carrieker is just ecstatic her doctor was willing to make it available for her daughter.Fighting back tears, Carrieker said, “It’s very emotional to think that finally in our own state, you know — without being able to worry about legal issues — we might be able to give our daughter what she needs.”The owners of Compassionate Cultivation estimate they will produce their first batch of oil from the marijuana plants they’re growing in either January or early February.Ryan Poppe can be reached at rpoppe@tpr.org or on Twitter @RyanPoppe1last_img read more

Elijah Cummings Hosts 18th Annual Job Fair

first_imgU.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) is hosting his 18th Annual Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 13 at the Fifth Regiment Armory, located at 219, 29th Division St. in Baltimore. The fair will feature various employment sectors and apprenticeship training programslast_img

Fast Methods to shut down Windows

first_imgFast Methods to shut down Windows by Martin Brinkmann on February 01, 2017 in Windows – 56 commentsMost Windows users shut down the computer through the Windows Start Menu, probably. Probably, because statistical information is not available that would prove it.While shutting down Windows through the Start Menu works, it is not the fastest option that you have at your disposal to shut down the operating system.The following guide lists several methods that are usually faster. Included are methods that are built-in to Windows, and also methods that rely on third-party applications.Most methods should work in all versions of Windows. The supported operating systems are listed if that is not the case.Good old Alt-F4Using Alt-F4 may not be the fastest method to shut down a PC running Windows, but it works in all versions of the operating system.All you need to do is use the shortcut Alt-F4 while the desktop is active, and click ok when the Shut Down Windows prompt opens.It is not the fastest option, as you need to click on the desktop first to make sure it is active, before you hit the shortcut.You may hit Alt-F4 multiple times, as it will close any open program window when you do. You will reach the desktop eventually and trigger the shut down prompt.Tip: you may use Windows-D to minimize all program Windows, then use Alt-F4 to bring up the menu.The Windows-X menuThis option is only available on Windows 8 and newer versions of Windows. Use the shortcut Windows-X to open the menu, then press U, and U again.The first U selects the Shut down or sign out menu, the second the Shut down command of the menu once you have selected it. While you may use the mouse for that as well, using the keyboard is usually a lot faster.Start Menu Shut DownWe have established already that you can shut down Windows using the Start Menu. While most users may use the mouse for that, you may use the keyboard exclusively as well.Press the Windows-key, then the right-arrow key on the keyboard, and finally the Enter-key. This selects shut down from the power menu under Start, and shuts down the computer.Shutdown commandShutdown is a built-in command that you can run to shut down the computer. To use it, press Windows-R to open the run box, then type shutdown /s /f /t 0. Note that you can also just type shutdown /s, but shut down is not enforced which means that processes may delay the operation./s refers to the shut down itself/f means shut down is enforced, you may lose work that is not saved yet./t 0 sets the time before shut down happens to 0 seconds (immediately).It is usually not that comfortable to type the command. What you can do is create a shortcut, and place it on your desktop so that you only have to click on it to shut down Windows.Right-click on a free location on the desktop and select New > Shortcut.In the location field, type the following command: %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 0Click Next to continue.Name the shortcut or keep the name. This is the icon description that appears underneath the shortcut on the desktop.If you are running Windows 7 or newer, you may pin the shortcut to the taskbar. This may be useful if you want a clean desktop, don’t display desktop icons by default, or prefer to use the taskbar for important activities.Tip: You can assign a keyboard shortcut to the shortcut to run the command from any location on the system. Right-click the shortcut on the desktop and select properties from the context menu. Locate the Shortcut Field, click on it and pick a shortcut for it that you want to use, for instance Ctrl-F11 or any other shortcut that you are comfortable with and is not mapped by Windows or programs already.Superfast ShutdownSuperfast Shutdown is a free program for Windows that does one thing when you run it: it shuts down the computer quickly.You can read our review of Superfast Shutdown, and also download it directly from the review page as the developer website is no longer available.Initially designed for Windows XP and Vista, it is compatible with all recent versions of Windows as well.Closing WordsThere are other methods to shut down Windows quickly, but they are usually slower than the ones mentioned. You can use the PowerShell command Stop-Computer for instance, or press Windows-L to lock the computer, and select shut down from the lockscreen afterwardsNow You: How do you shut down Windows?SummaryArticle NameFast Methods to shut down WindowsDescriptionThe tutorial lists and explains several methods to shut down a computer running Microsoft’s Windows operating system quickly.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

La Nación editorinchief quits

first_imgRelated posts:Top investigative editor Giannina Segnini quits La Nación after 20 years Costa Rican investigative reporter, data journalism pioneer Giannina Segnini wins prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize Grupo Nación begins charging for online content Costa Rican journalist attacked, injured by mob at crime scene La Nación Editor-in-Chief Yanancy Noguera announced her resignation Tuesday in the second high profile resignation from the news daily in as many months.Noguera handed in her resignation letter Tuesday morning after 24 years with the publication. She will remain on the roll until March 25, according to a report from the newspaper.The outgoing editor-in-chief said in her letter that recent changes had reduced her role directing news at the newspaper:The business has a new work flow under the concept of an integrated newsroom, in which the role of editor-in-chief at La Nación lost relevance and has produced different visions of journalism and management of the newspaper with the corporate management.Noguera came under criticism in January because her paper canceled a presidential poll days before the Feb. 2 presidential election, although other management likely was involved in the decision.Investigative Editor Giannina Segnini, best known for her reporting that helped topple two former Costa Rican presidents, and her work in bringing data journalism to Latin America, also resigned after a dispute with La Nación’s management, saying that the spaces for independent journalism at the newspaper had been shrinking during the last two years and especially leading up to the 2104 election.La Nación Corporate Director Armando González will assume the role in the interim, according to the newspaper. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

5 die in eastern Ukraine despite ceasefire

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Two civilians were killed and five injured in shelling on Sunday, according to the Donetsk News Agency, a rebel mouthpiece. One of them died in the village of Shyrokyne, an epicenter of fighting in the recent weeks, and the other was killed in the town of Horlivka.Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko in Kiev said three Ukrainian troops were killed in fighting and four injured in the past 24 hours. Two other Ukrainian soldiers were captured outside the village of Maryinka, according to Lysenko.The U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Raad al-Hussein, said there are “alarming reports of summary executions by armed groups” and his office is “looking into similar allegations against Ukrainian armed forces.” He added that there are “horrific accounts of torture and ill-treatment in detention” by both sides.Observers from the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe on Monday issued a report, documenting the scale of cease-fire violations and saying that its employees heard a total of 253 explosions from the rebel stronghold of Donetsk during 48 hours ending Sunday evening.The explosions, the OSCE said, were “consistent with heavy and light weapons fire” including tanks and large-caliber artillery that should have been withdrawn by now from the front lines in compliance with the cease-fire accords. MOSCOW (AP) — At least two civilians and three Ukrainian troops have been killed in eastern Ukraine despite the ongoing cease-fire, officials on both sides of the conflict said Monday.The hostilities have subsided since the September cease-fire, but fighting between Russia-backed separatists and government troops still continues across the front line.In a new report released Monday, the U.N. human rights office said that the number of people killed in more than a year of fighting in the east has risen to more than 6,400 people. Patients with chronic pain give advice New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Comments   Share   ___Geir Moulson contributed to this report from Berlin.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more