North American stock markets push higher in latemorning trading loonie up

first_imgTORONTO — The financial, industrial and energy sectors helped Canada’s main stock index push higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. markets also charged higher.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 68.41 points at 15,279.63.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 232.91 points at 24,603.01. The S&P 500 index was up 28.86 points at 2,664.82, while the Nasdaq composite was up 79.79 points at 7,164.25.The Canadian dollar traded at 75.51 cents US compared with an average of 75.22 cents US on Thursday following a pick up in the annual inflation rate in December to two per cent, topping expectations for a reading of 1.7 per cent.The March crude contract up US$1.69 at US$54.05 per barrel and the February natural gas contract was down 12.6 cents at US$3.29 per mmBTU.The February gold contract was down US$9.60 at US$1,282.70 an ounce and the March copper contract was up 3.15 cents at US$2.71 a pound. The Canadian Press Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X)last_img read more

Rajasekharan gets rousing welcome

first_imgThiruvananthapuram: Former Mizoram Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan was on Tuesday given a rousing reception by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Sangh Parivar workers when he arrived here. The BJP is most likely to pit Rajasekharan against Congress’ Shashi Tharoor in the Lok Sabha polls here. After calling on top BJP leaders in Delhi, the 66-year-old arrived here to a noisy welcome by party leaders who gave Rajasekharan a ride in an open jeep through the capital’s streets. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! RSS strongman Rajasekharan was made the BJP President in 2015 and then appointed the Governor. The BJP has never won a Lok Sabha seat from Kerala and it hopes Rajasekharan will open the account. Although the BJP has not named any candidate, Rajasekharan said he was confident of winning the Lok Sabha battle. “People in Kerala have been cheated by the traditional rivals (Congress and Left) and they desire a change.” In the last Lok Sabha K.J. Alphons was nominated a member of the Rajya Sabha and given the cabinet berth as Minister of State for Tourism. In 2009, on Tharoor’s first outing, he won the polls with a margin of close to one lakh votes. In 2014, the Congress’ margin fell to around 15,000 votes. BJP’s Rajagopal finished a close second while the CPI was far behind. In 2016, Rajasekharan put up a close fight but finished second in Vatiyurkavu Assembly seat.last_img read more

It was emotional goodbye for Maisie

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Maisie Williams says she got really emotional while wrapping up the hugely popular show ‘Game of Thrones’. What was your wrap day like? “I just said a few things about how the industry has been really difficult but coming back to the show has always been worth it and that everyone was like a family to us,” Williams said in a statement. “Everyone was pretty emotional by that point, having watched everyone wrap,” added the actor, who essays Arya Stark in the fantasy series. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaThe last season will premiere internationally on April 14. On the final season, Williams said: “I just think in these final seasons all of the women have started to really come into their own. One, that’s been not very predictable. Two, it just makes a lot of sense. When you read into the show and you read into their storylines and how people have been playing the game, the five women on top have really deserved to be there. That was something that we had hoped for but the fact that the show is really going that way is just so powerful, unlike lots of other shows.” What has it been like saying goodbye to the show that has made your career? “It is actually just been really lovely. For Sophie (Turner) and I it was our first gig, really exciting but the established actors have always been really lovely. It will be interesting to see how we stay in touch.”last_img read more

UNbacked scheme seeks to insure poor farmers against extreme weather

17 November 2008A new United Nations-supported scheme seeks to provide financial support to poor rural farmers facing the impact of climate change and natural disasters. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have joined forces with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the $1 million initiative.“Poor people in rural areas are vulnerable to the harsh effects of natural hazards, such as drought and floods,” said Ulrich Hess, WFP’s Chief of Risk Reduction and Disaster Mitigation Policy, who is also the team leader of the project.“Weather index-based insurance can dramatically improve their ability to predict and cope with the impact of severe weather events exacerbated by climate change,” he added.Natural disasters and extreme weather events can perpetuate poverty cycles for poor farmers, while droughts and flooding can thwart development and drain countries’ financial resources.Three quarters of all of the world’s people living on less than $1 a day live in rural areas of developing countries. Most of them rely on agriculture for their livelihoods, but do not have the financial capacity to withstand natural hazards.The programme’s funds will be put towards assessing other insurance schemes and determining how to boost access to them.“Affordable insurance can help improve the livelihoods of poor, rural smallholders by enabling them to protect themselves and their financial security, in the event of a crisis,” said Kevin Cleaver, Assistant President of IFAD’s Programme Management Department.Insurance programmes have been successfully rolled out in countries including Ethiopia, Malawi, Nicaragua, Honduras and India. read more

UN development agency honours antipoverty activists

“Let us be glad that the human family includes men and women like this year’s winners of the 2002 Poverty Eradication Awards,” UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan told participants at the event, which was held on Wednesday evening. “They bring hope to all of us, but most of all to the earth’s most vulnerable inhabitants.”UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown said that the awardees’ initiatives serve as inspiration for global action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals set by world leaders in 2000, especially the key target of cutting the rate of severe poverty in half by 2015. He pointed out that where people, particularly women, come together to protect local ecosystems, they also have better schools, health care and economic prospects. “Empowering the poor to look after their interests drives the whole process of sustainable development forward,” he said.Those recognized by UNDP were Edi Rama, the Mayor of Tirana, Albania, who launched Clean and Green, a project that mobilized unemployed workers to clean up the banks of the Lana River, and restore historic buildings; Maqsood Sinha and Iftekhar Enayetullah, co-founders of Waste Concern in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which helps poor urban communities transform garbage into cash by composting organic waste into fertilizer; and Grâce Dotou, founder and President of Qui dit Mieux in Benin, which helps unemployed women create attractive, marketable handicrafts from recycled plastic bags.Also receiving awards were Pablo Sándor, Executive Director and co-founder of the Ayacara Foundation in Chile, which has established an environmental high school, a research station and four small community enterprises based on local ancient traditions; Aref Kodeih, founder of the Kobeyat Council for Environment in Lebanon, which has pioneered initiatives paving the way for legislation to improve the local environment benefiting some 400,000 people.In addition, UNDP honoured John Demsey, President of M·A·C Cosmetics, who received a special award for leadership in the campaign against HIV/AIDS and efforts to end poverty. Mr. Demsey presented a check for $250,000 to UNDP for activities to combat the epidemic in southern African and Asia and the Pacific. The contribution brought the company’s combined support to UNDP activities against HIV/AIDS to $1 million. read more

Brock studentathlete wins national award for community service

Brock University women’s rugby player Katelyn Heyens has earned national recognition for her community service.On Wednesday, Oct. 31, U SPORTS presented Heyens with the Student-Athlete Community Service Award during the annual women’s rugby All-Canadian gala in Wolfville, N.S.“I am honoured to receive this award and am incredibly humbled by it,” said Heyens. “However, this was a team effort. I would not be here if it wasn’t for the support from all the amazing people in my life.“I am truly thankful for all the people who have encouraged me to get involved, and for all those who have helped me grow as an athlete and individual over that past few years.”Brock Badgers women’s women’s rugby player Katelyn Heyens in action during a game at Alumni Field.Last month, Ontario University Athletics (OUA) also recognized Heyens’ community work with the the Russell Division Community Service Award.To say Heyens is greatly involved in the school and community would be an understatement. The Eduction student has donated her time in many ways such as volunteering with the CIBC Run for the Cure, the Niagara Superhero Run, SNAP and IMPACT; leading Fit Break at the OPHEA Conference and at first-year orientation; and serving as motionball co-ordinator in 2018. She also took part in the Brock women’s rugby Rookie-Vet Mentorship program for three years and Brock University Athletic Council for four.Heyens said volunteering has been part of her life since she was young, when her parents encouraged her to get involved and help others whenever she could.“I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the help and support of others, so in return I want to do all I can to help others reach their goals,” she said. “Through volunteering, I’ve been able to meet some amazing people and gain some valuable experience. Through meeting new people and hearing their stories, it really adds a new perspective to life. By offering even a little bit of your time to help, it can make an incredible impact in the lives of others. Helping others and giving back is something that I am passionate about and is something I will continue to do in the future.”Heyens is selfless, hard-working and has done a great deal to spread her passion for teaching and helping others lead a healthy lifestyle, said Brock women’s rugby head coach Stefanie Pavlovich.“She generously donates her time to help others and takes pride in being able to do so,” she said. “Katelyn is always willing to help others in need. Last year, she was the recipient of the Dallas Beaton Award at the Brock Athletic Banquet, which goes to a Brock athlete that has truly left an impact on the Brock community.Heyens didn’t pick up the sport of rugby until after her first year at Brock University. Growing up in La Salette of Norfolk County, she chose to play soccer over rugby because they had similar seasons.A senior fullback, Heyens is one of the Badgers’ captains and helped her team to a second consecutive 4-0 regular season record and a playoff run that saw Brock finish fourth in the province. She is also a three-time OUA all-star.“Rugby has become a significant part of my life in the last four years. It has challenged me both as an athlete and as an individual,” said Heyens. “This sport has taught me resiliency, teamwork, time management and the importance of hard work. But ultimately, rugby has allowed me to meet so many incredible people, many of whom will be lifelong friends. Our team is like a family. We support each other both on and off the field, and we constantly push each other to strive for greatness. I couldn’t imagine my life now without this sport and all the amazing people I have met.” read more

Bill Turnbull reveals he needs more chemotherapy despite thinking he had finished

“The people I worry about are the people who have to tackle cancer alone.”Turnbull said bee keeping had been “very good therapy” as when he focused on his six hives everything else was briefly forgotten.“When in chemo you have to be careful not to be stung or catch colds but I still manage to peek in at them,” he added. Turnbull appeared on the Great British Bake Off: Stand To Cancer 2017 special, without realising he had cancer Credit:Mark Bourdillon / Channel 4  He described the “deep shock” he experienced on learning of his diagnosis and urged men to get checked for the disease. Turnbull said that having travelled so much as a reporter he had no desire to travel the world and admitted he hated the term “bucket list” because it implied you were about to kick the bucket.He is writing a book and enjoying spending time exploring Suffolk with his wife, Sesi, who he described as “incredible”. “I would be absolutely lost without her,” he added. Bill Turnbull, the broadcaster, has been told he needs more chemotherapy for prostate cancer having thought he had finished the treatment.The former BBC Breakfast host said his prognosis was “not dire but not brilliant by any means” and that although he hates the term “bucket list” he planned to spend the summer doing one or two things he would not otherwise have done.A keen bee keeper, he was at the Chelsea Flower Show to highlight the importance of the work of the Bees for Development charity and said the hobby had provided a welcome relief distraction since his diagnosis.Turnbull, 62, said: “I’ve had six rounds of chemotherapy and that should be the lot but I think I will have to have some more.“It’s a bit irritating because it gets worse as time goes on.”He revealed in March that he had prostate cancer which had spread to his bones, despite checks at 40 and 50. He said he made the decision to go public because of the “irony” that he had taken part in The Great Celebrity Bake Off – Channel 4’s Stand Up to Cancer special – when he had cancer but did not know it. Since then, he has been contacted by “a lot” of people who had been inspired to get tested as a result, or whose fathers or relatives had gone to get checked, and had been told they had prostate cancer.“Lives have been changed, lives have been saved as a result, which is fantastic,” he said.“I didn’t go to the doctor for four years because I didn’t have anything wrong with me, I thought.“Occasionally I think if I had taken notice of this or that things might be brighter but there we go, you just have to get on with it.”Turnbull, who has three grown-up children, is being treated at the Royal Marsden, a specialist cancer treatment hospital in London, which he said was a “great place.”“You don’t have to ask anybody what’s wrong,” he said. “We all know.”He has had chemotherapy, hormone injections and a “cocktail of drugs” and believes he should still have “quite a lot of time.” Bee keeping had been “very good therapy”, Turnbull saidCredit:Paul Hackett/Getty  Bill Turnbull bee keeping at his home in Buckinghamshire Great British Bake Off: Stand To Cancer 2017: 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. read more

EGA achieves international accreditation of its metallurgical laboratories

first_imgThe commitment of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to continual improvement and standardisation has led to the accreditation of the organisation’s laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories), in the field of metallurgical testing. The certificates were presented to Abdulla Kalban (MD & CEO: EGA) by the Director of Dubai Accreditation Centre (DAC), Amina Ahmed Mohammed, last month, in the presence of EGA senior management and core implementation team members.Commenting on the accreditation, Kalban said “Currently, the standardisation of best practices is one of the key elements that brings measurable value to EGA’s operations. It reflects EGA as a strong brand by delivering consistency in quality of the products manufactured at both our operational sites, in Jebel Ali and Al Taweelah respectively. This accreditation is an important milestone for EGA’s metallurgical testing activities, as it attests to our competency levels.”Ms Amina said that EGA demonstrated effective teamwork in achieving this stringent and renowned accreditation.The process of implementing the standard’s requirements at EGA started with the EGA corporate ambition to maintain a competitive edge. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is a quality system that is recognised internationally, and contributes directly to quality control of EGA’s products. It enhances the reliability of testing and measurement systems, processes and results as it requires adherence to demanding technical requirements. In addition, it enhances the confidence of EGA’s customers as it is one of the specifications indicated in automotive standard ISO/TS 16949 and further strengthens EGA’s quality management systems.Currently EGA’s Laboratories are in the process of evaluating the Optical Emission Analysis test for the final product. Future plans include extending the scope of accreditation to include other fields of testing such as raw materials, process materials, water, and oil.EGA is a jointly-held, equal-ownership company formed by Mubadala Development Co of Abu Dhabi and the Investment Corp of Dubai by combining their respective aluminium industry interests. EGA’s core operating assets are Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) and Emirates Aluminium (EMAL), whose combined annual production capacity of 2.4 Mt/y places EGA among the top five primary aluminium producers in the world, by volume. The UAE-based EGA also owns Guinea Alumina Corp (GAC), a strategic bauxite mine and alumina refinery development project in West Africa; and is currently developing an alumina refinery in the UAE. In addition, EGA has plans for significant local growth and international expansion.DUBAL, where commissioning began in 1979, operates one of the world’s largest single-site primary aluminium smelters. The DUBAL complex, built on a 4.75 km2 site in Jebel Ali, Dubai, comprises a 1 Mt/y smelter, a 2,350 MW power station, a large carbon plant, extensive casting operations (more than 1.2 Mt/y), a water desalination plant, dock and other facilities. DUBAL holds ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO/IEC 20000-1, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 22301, ISO 29990, ISO 50001 and OHSAS 18001 certification.EMAL, where commissioning began at the end of 2009, is the world’s largest single-site primary aluminium smelter. The EMAL complex, housed on a 6 km2 site in Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, comprises a 1.3 Mt/y smelter, a 3,100 MW power station, a large carbon plant, extensive casting operations (more than 1.8 Mt/y), a water desalination plant, dock and other facilities. EMAL holds ISO 9001, ISO 10002, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 29990, ISO14001 and ISO/TS16949 certification; as well as OHSAS 18001 certification and NEBOSH certification in Occupational Health and Safety.last_img read more

VIDEO Retired lab chimps get to go outside for the first time

first_imgRETIREMENT USUALLY MEANS a card and a nice watch from your colleagues – but these lab chimps got something slightly better.The US government said at the start of this year that it would free all but fifty of all the chimpanzees being used for government research and send them to a sanctuary.This video shows some of the chimps at a place called Chimp Haven (yes, really) in Louisiana as many of them who had never even left the lab got to experience the outside for the very first time. Some of the chimpanzees are more than 50 years old.Here’s what it was like for them:(Video: hsus/YouTube)Read: Research chimpanzees to be ‘retired’ in the US >last_img read more

Some cafes in the US are turning off the free WiFi is

first_imgFREE WIFI HAS come to be something we almost expect from the coffee shops, pubs and hotels we use.Statistics from the telecoms regulator, ComReg, show the number of public WiFi hotspots in Ireland are on the increase.In its latest quarterly figures, it recorded 2,860 hotspots and 4,899 access pointsThat’s a jump of 18% when compared to the first quarter of 2013.ComReg says that the use of WiFi minutes also rose by 68.4% in the first three months of the year.Plenty of big coffee chains such as Starbucks have led the way in the world of free WiFi. But does it attract spending or will it lead to customers saying and using WiFi for hours on end over one cup of coffee?Some cafés in America have started to deliberately turn off the WiFi, believing it to be improving business and adding a ‘community aspect’ to their businesses.Stateside August First Bakery is a café in Burlington, Vermont.The coffee shop initially offered free WiFi when it opened four year ago – however, it has now banned laptops with a sign saying ‘Screen Free’. It states:No laptops, iPods or similar devices. Reading, daydreaming, and chit chat encouraged.The owner, Jodi Whalen, described how some people were coming in for their coffee in the morning and sitting in the café using the WiFi all day.“We saw a lot of customers come in and look for a table, not be able to find one and leave so it was a lot of money flowing out the door for us.”She told the blog, all tech considered, that sales have increased since the ban.To walk into a place and see people looking at their screens with a blank stare…it takes away the community aspect of it – of you being in a place with other people.Bryant Simon is a Temple University history professor and author of Everything but the Coffee: Learning About America From Starbucks.He says, “There is now a market niche for not having Wi-Fi.”So how does Ireland fare out in comparison to the US on WiFi or lack thereof? With our WiFi figures on the increase, do we really have a niche for switching it off?Ireland’s Internet The owner of Clement & Pekoe coffee shop in Dublin, Simon Cummings, told TheJournal.ie that they do offer WiFi but don’t have many customers who take advantage.“We sometimes get American college students asking for WiFi straight away and they may be on it for a long time but generally it’s not a problem.Our customers use the WiFi but they don’t take advantage. For us it works to give that service – it helps business.Shane Deasy is the Managing Director of Bitbuzz, Ireland’s largest WiFi network operator.He said that a fear of customers taking advantage of a free service has always been there.“Coffee shop owners have always been worried that chairs could be taken for hours on end.WiFi usage has increased three fold in coffee shops over the last 12 months but log-on time is now much shorter.“So more people are logging on – but for a shorter time. Generally people just want to check their e-mails compared to taking out a laptop for a few hours.”Deasy said that Costa Coffee in Ireland has its WiFi linked to customer loyalty cards and if they don’t have one, they only get 30 minutes.He also described how some of its WiFi services log out the customer after 20 minutes.“It’s a gentle reminder so people realise they have been using it for a certain amount of time.”Bitbuzz is also seeing that some coffee shops want more control while some don’t want WiFi in there at all, like this café in Bray.Deasy commented that they will still have people sitting there surfing the web because people have their own connections on mobiles.He added that it’s hard for companies who don’t want a free connection as “everyone is coming in expecting WiFi”.When asked about the problems experienced in the US of customers coming in for hours on end to use the connection, Deasy said:We don’t see it in Ireland to be honest, we would get complaints from our customers if we did.So…for now at least, it looks like Ireland’s love affair with free WiFi is safe from getting the plug pulled.We may love our free internet-but we don’t seem to be setting up office in our local cafes just yet.Read: WiFi provider Bitbuzz sees over one million logins made in March>Read: Bray café has the perfect message for social media addicts>last_img read more

This is Freddie today he sniffed out his owners stolen bicycle on

first_imgDON’T BE FOOLED by his cute face, this dog is a super detective.Freddie was out on his walk this morning when he sniffed out his owner’s stolen bicycle from the hedges.He usually does three laps of the park but the 3-year-old stopped after lap two today and started to pull towards a path that’s not on his usual track.His owner, Lydia O’Byrne, said, “I gave him a little tug on the lead and expected him to skip along after me like he usually does, but he was adamant. So I followed him as he sniffed vigorously in the bushes.”Freddie then found a bicycle that was stolen from Lydia’s car a few weeks ago.It belongs to her brother Gavin.‘I peered into the spot that he was sniffing and what did I see….Gavin’s bike.’ Source: Lydia O’Byrne/Twitter Lydia said, “Freddie was utterly delighted with himself, wagging his tail the whole way home! So proud of our detective dog.Never underestimate the instinct of our furry friends, they are truly incredible. I’m astounded!“All the treats for Freddie today. Hurray!”center_img My incredible dog did something incredible today… Detective Freddie to you… http://t.co/nNoR010KkW pic.twitter.com/57SDEKqYGa— Lydia O’Gorman (@littlelydia) August 7, 2014last_img read more

Risk on Greek debt keeps rising

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek bonds fell to a fresh record low last week, reflecting falling investor confidence in the country managing its fiscal woes, after the Greek Finance Ministry denied press reports that it was about to sell a chunk of government debt to China.The ministry denied a report in the UK’s Financial Times saying that the government had chosen investment bank Goldman Sachs to sell up to 25 billion euros of Greek bonds to China but reiterated plans for an investor roadshow in Asia.Traders have been hoping that a major deal with China could help to get Athens through its worst financial crisis in decades as some 20 billion euros of Greek sovereign bonds come due in April and May.As Greek bonds continued to take a beating last week, Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker, who leads the group of euro-area finance ministers, said there is no risk of the Greek state going bankrupt.“The risk of a bankruptcy in Greece doesn’t exist,” Juncker said in Luxembourg . “I object to two eventualities that won’t happen: a state bankruptcy of Greece and an exit from the eurozone [that is] based on an absurd theory,” Juncker said.Meanwhile, billionaire investor George Soros said in Davos, Switzerland, that while Greece’s fiscal crisis is highlighting weaknesses in the euro region’s political structure, there is a “strong force” holding the bloc together.last_img read more

Arctique le méthane séchappe de locéan en quantité plus importante que prévue

first_imgArctique : le méthane s’échappe de l’océan en quantité plus importante que prévueArctique – Du fond de l’océan Arctique s’échappe du méthane, un très puissant gaz à effet de serre. Et d’après les scientifiques, celui-ci est libéré à un rythme plus élevé qu’on ne le pensait jusqu’alors, ce qui pourrait aggraver le réchauffement climatique.Les quantités de méthane qui s’échappent du fond de l’océan Arctique seraient, d’après une étude publiée dans la revue Science, comparables à celles qui sont libérées par l’ensemble des océans.”Cette découverte met en évidence une source de méthane importante mais jusqu’ici négligée provenant du pergélisol (plus connu sous son nom anglais de permafrost, il s’agit d’un sol gelé en permanence, ndlr) situé sous l’eau, plutôt que sous les terres” expliquent les scientifiques américains, russes et suédois auteurs de cette étude. Tous avertissent des conséquences dramatiques que pourraient avoir ces émissions sur le réchauffement climatique. Et pour cause : le méthane est un gaz dont l’effet de serre est trente fois supérieur à celui du CO2.Dirigée par Natalia Chakhova et Igor Semiletov de l’université de Fairbanks en Alaska, cette équipe de recherche a étudié pendant cinq ans, de 2003 à 2008, les eaux du plateau arctique de Sibérie orientale. Cette zone couvre plus de 2 millions de km² dans l’océan Arctique.À lire aussiPourquoi l’eau des océans est-elle salée ?Pendant très longtemps, les scientifiques ont pensé que le pergélisol situé sous l’océan Arctique ne pouvait pas être franchi par le méthane. L’étude de l’équipe de l’université de Fairbanks prouve pourtant que ce sol sous-marin, qui n’a jamais dégelé depuis la dernière glaciation achevée il y a 10.000 ans, est perforé : il laisse ainsi s’échapper de très importantes quantités de méthane. D’après les experts, plus de 80% des eaux en profondeur et plus de la moitié des eaux de surface étudiées sont saturées en méthane provenant du pergélisol. Le niveau de ce gaz à effet de serre serait environ huit fois supérieur à la normale.Les chercheurs estiment que ce flux de méthane équivaut à la quantité estimée de méthane libéré par tous les océans réunis. L’impact sur le réchauffement climatique pourrait être très important. Et les auteurs de l’étude d’avertir : “Le permafrost situé sous le fond de l’océan contient de grandes quantités de carbone et les experts craignent que le méthane qu’il libère ne conduise à la hausse des températures atmosphériques, entraînant par un cercle vicieux la libération d’une plus grande quantité de méthane du permafrost et un réchauffement plus important”.D’après Natalia Chakhova, la concentration moyenne de méthane actuelle de l’Arctique s’élève à environ 1,85 partie par million. Il s’agit de la concentration la plus élevée depuis 400.000 ans.Le 13 mars 2010 à 09:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

New matches set for 426 Extreme Rules PPV updated card

first_img Twitter Facebook Videos Articles Pinterest Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Roman Reigns Videos Articles Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Two matches advertised for Monday Night RAW, the night after WWE SummerSlam Google+ WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Evercenter_img Now Playing Up Next As of last night’s Smackdown, here is the updated card for Extreme Rules PPV on 4/26.WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Steel Cage MatchRandy Orton’s RKO BannedSeth Rollins (c) vs. Randy OrtonWWE United States Championship – Russian Chain MatchJohn Cena (c) vs. RusevWWE Intercontinental Championship MatchDaniel Bryan (c) vs. Bad News Barrett“Kiss My Arse” MatchSheamus vs. Dolph ZigglerLast Man Standing MatchBig Show vs. Roman ReignsWWE Divas Championship MatchNikki Bella (c) vs. PaigeRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestleMania Could Be Biggest EverVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp Daniel Bryan Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Intercontinental and Smackdown Tag Team Championship matches added to Clash of Champions WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next New matches announced for Summerslam, Updated card in three weeks in Torontolast_img read more

A call for your Race for the Cure photos

first_imgAre you racing for a cure this weekend? We want to see your race photos!The Columbian is looking for photos of Clark County residents participating in Sunday’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Portland.The photos will appear in The Columbian’s breast cancer section publishing Oct. 8.Send your pre-race group shots, mid-race action shots or post-race celebration shots to Columbian reporter Marissa Harshman at marissa.harshman@columbian.com. Please identify everyone in the photo and include your name, city of residence and why you Race for the Cure.Deadline to submit photos is Sept. 20.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of July 21 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of July 21, 2019:Full-Time School Psychologist at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Special Education Teacher (Strides Program) at Wilmington Middle SchoolPart-Time .4 FTE Social Worker at Wilmington High SchoolFull-Time Educational Assistant (Pathways Program) at Shawsheen Elementary SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Substitute Spanish Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Substitute 8th Grade Math Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time District School Psychologist at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Reading Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Substitute Grade 7 English Language Arts Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Administrative Assistant at Woburn Street SchoolFull-Time Lead Scenic Painter at Art of the EventFull-Time Sales Operations Specialist at Ametros Financial CorporationFull-Time Data Management Specialist at UniFirstFull-Time Management Trainee at UniFirstFull-Time Counter Sales at West Springfield Auto SalesFull-Time Automotive Sales Consultant at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time Music Educator at Little SproutsFull-Time Route Sales Representative at Frito LayFull-Time Delivery Courier Driver at OptimaPart-Time Cargo Van Delivery Driver at OptimaPart-Time .4 FTE Social Worker at Wilmington High SchoolFull-Time Account Manager at ComcastFull-Time Fulfillment Operations Team Leader at TargetFull-Time Lead Associate (Reagent Manufacturing) at T2 BiosystemsFull-Time Mill Metal Worker at TecometFull-Time Food Service Sales Assistant Representative at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Supply Chain Specialist at OSRAM SYLVANIAPart-Time Weekend Front Desk at Planet FitnessFull-Time Inside Sales Representative at D.B. RobertsFull-Time/Part-Time Cook & Servers at 99 RestaurantFull-Time Member Service Representative at Planet FitnessFull-Time Medical Record Support at AllOne HealthFull-Time Animal Care Technician at Raps ConsultingFull-Time Chemical Operator at KochFull-Time Financial Analyst II at Charles River LabsPart-Time Machine Operator at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Service Coordinator at Trinity SolarFull-Time/Part-Time Cashiers at Nouria EnergyFull-Time Regional Sales Leader at Bimbo Bakeries USAPart-Time Babysitter For Wilmington 16-Month-OldFull-Time School Psychologist at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Special Education Teacher (Strides Program) at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Technician II at Charles River LabsFull-Time Project Manager at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Commercial Contracts Administrator at Analog DevicesFull-Time IP Administrator at Analog DevicesFull-Time Delivery Driver at J. Polep Distribution ServicesFull-Time Accounts Payable Clerk at Kirkwood PrintingFull-Time Office Manager at Art of the EventFull-Time/Part-Time Bartenders at Michael’s Place Bar & GrillFull-Time Dietary Aide at CareOne at WilmingtonFull-Time Account Executive at AramarkPart-Time Caregiver For Wilmington Paraplegic Full-Time Production Technician at CutisPharmaFull-Time Travel Physical Therapist at Cariant Health PartnersPart-Time Caregiver For Wilmington ElderPart-Time/Full-Time Crew Member at Dunkin DonutsFull-Time Direct Sales at ComcastPart-Time Merchandiser at Frito LayFull-Time/Part-Time Customer Service at TJ Maxx (NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 10 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 6 New Job OpeningsIn “Business”last_img read more

Killzone Trilogy confirmed for October 23 includes Killzone HD

first_imgFans of the original Killzone got some bad news back in February when it was confirmed that the game was no longer heading to PSN. In fact, the official word was that it had been delayed indefinitely.Today, we finally find out the most likely reason that happened: a team was hard at work updating the game to be re-released with HD graphics as part of a Killzone Trilogy on PS3. Sony confirmed the existence of the trilogy today as part of the PlayStation Collection, and also gave a firm release date of October 23 in the US (Europe is still awaiting an official date).Included in the pack will be the original Killzone game with the graphics given the 720p HD treatment as well as Trophy support. Alongside Killzone HD will Killzone 2 including the Steel & Titanium, Flash & Thunder, and Napalm & Cordite map packs. Killzone 3 is a similar deal and will include the Steel Rain, Retro, and From The Ashes map packs.For the Killzone fan it is the ultimate collection and probably worth picking up just for that Killzone HD update. It’s also a chance to play through the trilogy if you missed one or more of the games first time around.You’ll also be able to play all three games using the PlayStation Move controller if you so wish, and in 3D if you have a compatible TV. The price isn’t bad either with the MSRP set at $39.99, so you’ll probably be able to pick it up for $30-$35 from the usual suspects.via PlayStation.Bloglast_img read more

IIFF Paving the way to global connectivity

first_imgIn view of the fast-growing footwear industry in India and the huge potential for export and employment that it holds, India International Footwear Fair 2018 has been organised at Pragati Maidan. The expo which started on August 2 will go on until August 4.”India would be a global hub for manufacturing to cater to the growing demand for Indian footwear globally. The government has geared up to plan a strategy for a meaningful interface with different States as well as trade bodies,” said Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, while inaugurating the 4th edition of the fair. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Minister took a round of the fair and evinced his keen interest in a wide range of products including footwear, machinery, equipment, technology, accessories components and chemicals.Present on the occasion were L C Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director, ITPO, Deepak Kumar, Executive Director, ITPO, R K Gupta, Senior Vice -President, Confederation of Indian Footwear Industries (CIFI), Hema Maity, General Manager, ITPO, V Noushad, Vice-President, CIFI, delegates along with participants from India and abroad. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn his inaugural speech, the Minister complimented ITPO and CIFI for holding the 4th edition of IIFF. He reiterated that the Indian footwear industry has to look beyond the domestic market as our country can become global footwear manufacturing hub in near future. Realizing this potential, a special package of Rs 2600 crore was approved by the Government for employment generation in leather and footwear sectors last year. The package comprises of implementation of central scheme ‘Indian Footwear, Leather and Accessories Development Programme’. There is a need to pay attention to skill development, location, infrastructure and opening of new avenues to become a part of global supply chain. The Minister assured all possible support to footwear industry from the government in response to the request made by R K Gupta, Senior Vice-President, CIFI.Speaking on the occasion, L C Goyal, CMD, ITPO said that footwear industry is an MSME as well as labor intensive and there is a need to support footwear artisans and entrepreneurs so that the objective of ‘inclusive growth’ is achieved. Referring to the world-class International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) at Pragati Maidan, Goyal informed that the next edition of IIFF would be organized in three new halls which would be ready by February 2019.In his welcome speech, Deepak Kumar, ED, ITPO highlighted the salient features of the fair. He informed that as many as 205 leading Indian companies have participated from India and abroad, which include 63 foreign participants from China and Taiwan. “Vote of Thanks” was proposed by Hema Maity, General Manager, ITPO.The event has been organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Footwear Industries (CIFI) and support of the Council for Leather Exports (CLE), Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) and Indian Footwear Components of Manufacturers Association.last_img read more

Sonámbulo launches longawaited new album

first_imgRecommended: ‘Psychotropic’ Sonámbulo readies for U.S.The day is finally here: Popular Costa Rican band Sonámbulo has announced the launch of its hotly anticipated new album, “Psicosonorama,” now available on the group’s website and on iTunes. The video for the album’s first single, “La Maraca,” was released earlier this year. (Screenshot from www.sonambulocr.com)Sonámbulo, whose members hail from Cuba, El Salvador and Costa Rica, is widely recognized as the architect of the “psychotropical” genre. Its San José concerts are sellout, crazed-crowds-stretching-down-the-block affairs, and its success has taken it on a European tour and to Austin City Limits, among other international gigs.The band’s website describes the new album with language befitting Sonámbulo’s one-of-a-kind style:  “Psicosonorama is a unique being with a biomechanical body that feeds off the dark matter present in all space, transmutating that matter into liquid light.”The site also suggests that the album’s listeners might find themselves taking “a journey to the G-spot of their imaginations.” Oh, is that all? Let the trip begin.See also: Sonámbulo frontman suffers from rare, debilitating spine condition Facebook Comments Related posts:New Sonámbulo album expands style, stays funky Springsteen turns song into book with unflinching ‘Outlaw Pete’ Neil Young vows Starbucks boycott over GMOs Santana and Neil Young aren’t coming. Untangling the great, Deadhead acid test messlast_img read more