first_imgNew Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the Modi government will not tolerate any breach of India’s territory and is ready to deal with any such acts strongly. Shah also asserted that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been peaceful ever since the special status given to the state under 370 was abrogated on August 5 and added that not a single bullet has been fired nor anyone has died since then. “There will be no compromise on India’s security. We will not tolerate even an inch of breach of our territory. We will deal with it strongly. We will not allow any drop of blood of our soldiers go in vain,” he said addressing an event of the All India Management Association here. Coming down heavily on the previous Congress regime for not adopting a comprehensive national security policy, the home minister said the country’s strategic policy was overshadowed by the foreign policy. “After the surgical strike and air strike, the perception of the world has changed and India’s strength has been recognised globally,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Wednesday, Sept. 20———LIBERALS SEIZE ON TORY’S ‘BARBIE’ TWEET: The Liberals have their sights set on Conservative Gerry Ritz after the Saskatchewan MP described Environment Minister Catherine McKenna as a “climate Barbie” on Twitter. In response to an article Tuesday about countries falling short of their climate change commitments, Ritz tweeted, “Has anyone told our climate Barbie” — a reference to McKenna. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr used the daily question period to demand Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer condemn Ritz’s comments and force him to apologize in the House of Commons. Scheer, for his part, ignored Carr and a barrage of Liberal catcalls to instead press the government on its controversial small business tax proposals.———STOP ATTACKING WEALTHY, LIBERAL MP WARNS: Not everyone is on board with the way Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been going after the rich as he defends his Liberal government’s controversial tax proposals — and that includes some members of his own caucus. The prime minister has been sounding defiant as he makes the case for eliminating tax provisions used by a growing number of small businesses, saying the system should not allow wealthy Canadians to pay lower taxes than the middle class. Montreal MP Nicola Di Iorio said his fellow Liberals would do well to remember that they campaigned for everyone, not just the vote-rich middle class.———FUNERAL FOR FALLEN MOUNTIE DRAWS LARGE CROWD: Hundreds of RCMP officers in red serge with hats in hand filed into a New Brunswick church to pay tribute to a fallen Mountie killed last week when he stopped to help stranded motorists change a flat tire. The regimental funeral for Const. Frank Deschenes of the Nova Scotia RCMP filled St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Moncton, which seats 800. A large crowd also gathered along the tree-lined street outside to pay their respects to the young officer.———SOHI TO DISCUSS INFRASTRUCTURE WITH PROVINCES: The federal infrastructure minister wants to talk about how to better manage the flow of construction cash from Ottawa to cities when he sits down this week with his provincial and territorial counterparts. Infrastructure money historically falls short of budget projections because the federal government doesn’t dole out cash until after construction begins or ends on a project. Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi says how funds are delivered will be a key issue during face-to-face meetings Thursday in the national capital.———ALBERTA CANDIDATE WANTS ‘NO BODY, NO PAROLE’ LAW: A would-be politician in Alberta wants Canada to adopt a “no body, no parole” law. Dane Lloyd is vying for the federal Conservative nomination in Sturgeon River-Parkland, the seat left vacant when the party’s interim leader Rona Ambrose left politics this summer. Lloyd says the law would be similar to one in Australia that forces killers to reveal the location of their victims’ bodies if they want a chance at parole.———CROWN WANTS UP TO 15 YEARS FOR MAN WHO STRANGLED WIFE: A man who strangled his wife and buried her body in cement in the basement of their home told his sentencing hearing that he let “fear overwhelm his sense of right.” Allan Shyback, 40, was found guilty of manslaughter last spring in the 2012 death of his wife Lisa Mitchell in the couple’s Calgary home. Crown prosecutor Jayme Williams recommended Shyback serve 10 years for manslaughter and an additional three to five years for concealing her body in the home they shared with their children.———DROP DEMAND FOR VICE MATERIALS, RCMP URGED: A Canadian news outlet at the centre of a closely watched media-freedom case is calling on the RCMP to drop its demand for a journalist’s background materials used for stories on a suspected terrorist, in light of reports that the man is in fact long dead. In a letter to federal prosecutors this week, lawyers for Vice Media say they would abandon their attempt to fight the demand at the Supreme Court of Canada if the RCMP were to drop its production order, which two courts have upheld. The materials in question relate to stories about a Calgary man whom Canadian authorities have charged in absentia with various terrorism-related offences.———WILDFIRE ALERTS LIFTED IN B.C.: For the first time in nearly three months, all wildfire evacuation orders and alerts have been lifted in British Columbia as the province begins to recover from its worst wildfire season on record. The Cariboo Regional District and Thompson-Nicola Regional District say final alerts affecting southern Interior properties have been rescinded. The alerts were lifted as the BC Wildfire Service reported a 1,900-square kilometre blaze that broke out near Ashcroft on July 6 and burned almost 100 kilometres northward is 85 per cent contained.———QUEBEC AMBER ALERT SUSPECT REMAINS IN HOSPITAL: A Superior Court justice has ordered a medical evaluation of a suspect arrested last week after an Amber Alert was issued in Quebec for his six-year-old son. The 41-year-old man was later charged in the slaying of the child’s mother. He has been in an Ottawa hospital since Saturday after what police alleged was a suicide attempt. Justice Martin Castonguay put off the man’s scheduled court appearance until next Wednesday and said he expected a detailed medical report ready by that time.———WIARTON WILLIE DIES AT 13: Wiarton Willie, who drew crowds to Wiarton, Ont., each February for Groundhog Day festivities, died on Friday. According to a news release from the Town of South Bruce Peninsula, the albino groundhog was 13. If Willie saw his shadow, legend held that winter conditions would prevail for another six weeks, whereas failure to do so would mean a quick end to the cold season. A memorial service and procession will be held for the meteorological marmot on Sept. 30.———last_img read more

first_imgKasseem ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean, Rosie Perez, Sheila Jaffe, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Lorraine Bracco and Vincent Pastore will step out for the 8th Annual Children’s Rights Charity Event on Monday, October 7th.Children’s Rights, the non-profit organization that protects the rights of abused and neglected children in foster care throughout the U.S., is hosting the annual benefit. Emmy Award-Winning casting director Sheila Jaffe, actor, philanthropist and community activist Rosie Perez and Frederic Dorwart, founder of Oklahoma-based Frederic Dowart, Lawyers, will each be honored with the Children’s Rights’ Champion Award. Grammy Award-Winning producer Swizz Beatz will host and deejay the after-party.The evening will serve as a fundraising event highlighting the life-changing results CR has achieved over the past year, and will help the organization make a difference in the lives of thousands more children in foster care. Former foster youth, adoptive parents, child advocates and attorneys will be on hand to talk about why they support CR. The evening will also include a live auction, conducted by Hugh Hildesley, executive vice president of Sotheby’s.CR Board Member Darryl “DMC” McDaniels – hip hop icon from the groundbreaking group Run DMC – will present awards to Sheila Jaffe and Rosie Perez. Along with McDaniels, Jaffe founded the Felix Organization, which works to enrich the lives of children in foster care. Perez has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of kids through the Urban Arts Partnership, the We Are Family Foundation and other initiatives. CR Executive Director Marcia Robinson Lowry will present the award to Frederic Dowart, pro-bono counsel in CR’s campaign to transform Oklahoma’s dangerous child welfare system.Children’s Rights, a 501c3 non-profit, advocates for the reform of overburdened child welfare systems across the U.S. For almost 20 years, CR has used the law to hold governments accountable and defend thousands of kids when foster care systems fail. The organization has secured court orders mandating top-to-bottom child welfare reforms in more than a dozen states. As a result, kids are safer. They get the education and healthcare they need. They have better foster homes. And best of all, children find permanent, loving families more quickly, ensuring they have the brightest possible futures.For more information about Children’s Rights, visit read more

first_imgFor the first time ever, Sports Illustrated is opening up the photo shoot for their next Swimsuit Issue to one lucky winner and a guest.How to win: help Petra Nemcova support the Happy Hearts Fund (they rebuild schools following natural disasters – incredible work) by making a small donation! The more people donate, the more chances they will have to win.There are great guaranteed prizes that come with various donation levels as well, including a signed copy of the current Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and even a Skype session with Petra!“This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue,” says Petra. “It also marks the 10th Anniversary of a world-changing event – the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami that killed almost 300,000 – a tragedy that Petra was blessed to survive just one year after being on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.“In exchange for a small donation, you will be entered to win a trip to a photo shoot for the 2015 Swimsuit issue (we’ll fly you and a guest from WHEREVER you are in the world) to see the sand, the surf, and of course the behind-the-scenes photo shoots of this iconic magazine!”Petra set up the Happy Hearts Fund after surviving the 2004 Asian Tsunami.“Happy Hearts Fund has rebuilt 85 schools damaged or destroyed by natural disasters, reached 46,000 children and impacted the lives of 490,000 community members in just seven years,” she said. “Help us reach our goal of completing the 100th school by the end of this year – we can do it together!“Mother Nature’s path is unpredictable and extremely powerful. Imagine being a child and losing your home, your family members – your sense of safety and your sense of hope. By helping children return to safe, disaster-proof schools as quickly as possible, we are providing them with a sense of normalcy and community, and we are providing the entire community with emergency shelter in the event that another disaster strikes.“I was lucky to survive the Tsunami, and to have a family and home to return to. I have also been blessed to see first-hand the difference that a new school provides not just to the children, but to the entire community who want nothing more than hope and opportunity for their kids. You can be part of this amazing change – any small amount helps to brighten the future and the hearts of these incredible children.”To find out how to take part, visit read more

first_img Login/Register With: Vancouverites asked for it, and they got it.Two months after Seth Rogen offered to do the public voice announcements of SkyTrain, TransLink says the Vancouver-born actor is now confirmed to take on the duty of informing passengers on their transit travels as a guest voice.Here is the full statement by Steve Vanagas, Vice-President of Customer Communications and Public Affairs for TransLink, on Rogen’s involvement: Advertisement “TransLink is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Vancouver-born actor and director Seth Rogen to promote transit ridership and improve the customer experience while using Vancouver’s growing transit system.Mr. Rogen is a public transit supporter who grew up using Vancouver’s transit system and still uses it today.Mr. Rogen offered to work with TransLink free of charge and we accepted his offer in the pursuit of providing a better customer experience and to share pride in the region. Watch for Mr. Rogen as a guest voice on our system in the coming weeks.We are always listening to our customers and that means on social media as well. This idea came from our customers and the local media and we’re happy to have been able to get this done in support of our transit system.”Rogen will record the announcements for his hometown’s public transit system for free, and it is not associated with VISA Canada’s cancelled campaign of SkyTrain and bus announcements by Morgan Freeman, which were abruptly cancelled after the actor was accused of sexual misconduct.At this time, TransLink has not provided an exact timeline for when the announcements will go live on the transit system, but it will happen in the near future.A video released by the public transit authority features Rogen explaining why he is taking on the role of guest voice.“I’m very proud to be from Vancouver. And I grew up taking public transit my whole life and I still use public transit when I’m in the city,” said Rogen.“I do take the Canada Line all the time. I go to the Richmond Night Market a lot and parking there is incredibly difficult. And I live downtown so there’s a lot of stops nearby. When the opportunity came up to be a voice on public transportation, I was thrilled. I am honestly always looking for ways to participate in Canadian culture and to put the spotlight on Canada.”The video includes a sneak peek of some of Rogen’s audio recordings:“Hey Vancouver – It’s Seth. Here’s a trip to make your transit ride even more awesome. I know your bag is probably very nice and you care deeply for it, but that doesn’t mean it needs its own seat.”“Those are very nice sneakers, but kind of a horror show on the sole, so get those feet off the seat. My mom might be sitting there one day. Come on!” Advertisement BY KENNETH CHAN | DAILYHIVE Advertisement Facebook— TransLink BC (@TransLink) July 26, 2018At this time, TransLink has not provided an exact timeline for when the announcements will go live on the transit system, but it will happen in the near future. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgAPTN National News MONTREAL–The RCMP says it has disrupted a drug distribution network that used the mail system to ship marijuana to northern Indigenous communities in northern Quebec and Nunavut.The RCMP said in a statement it arrested a 52 year-old Montreal resident Monday who allegedly was the main supplier for the network. The RCMP said it also arrested two other individuals and executed searches in Nunavut and Nunavik, which is in northern Quebec.The investigation was triggered by Nunavut RCMP in March 2013.“The investigation revealed that the drugs were grown and packaged in the Montreal area and shipped by mail to remote areas,” said the RCMP statement. “The drugs were then distributed by local dealers.”Canada Post inspectors were also involved in the investigation.The RCMP said those involved in the networked transferred money electronically using credit cards.About 1,000 plants and 50 lbs of marijuana were seized in the Montreal area as a result of the investigation.last_img read more

first_imgRICHMOND, B.C. – Chiefs and Métis leaders from across Canada have come together to ask the federal government to halt proposed legislation and stop Bill C-48 and Bill C-69.Leaders with the National Coalition of Chiefs have signed two resolutions opposing the Bills, describing the devastating effects for the First Nations to grow economic and developmental opportunities in their traditional territories.“The world needs oil and gas from Canada, but now the federal government is blocking Indigenous communities from building sustainable opportunities to supply it – like we don’t control our traditional territories,” says former Chief of the Nadleh Whut’en, Martin Louie. At the gathering in Richmond, B.C. November 5-6th it was agreed that Indigenous people are tired of being misrepresented as being anti-developmental by special interest groups when Indigenous people view responsible resource development such as oil and gas as a vital part to sustainability and economics within the First Nation communities.“As a past president of Métis Nation of B.C. we fully support responsible resource development and pipelines,” says NCC Executive Committee member and regional director of the Métis Nation of B.C., Bruce Dumont. “The Indigenous people here today look at resource development in a positive way. We need to think of the environment, but the people also need to be a business partner.”First Nations people have been benefiting from the relationships they are forming with the Canadian oil and gas industry and want the Government of Canada to stop getting in the way by appearing to have the best interest of Indigenous people.In coming weeks the Leaders will deliver a letter directly to Ottawa demanding Bill C-48 be stopped and allow tankers to the north coast and changes are made to Bill C-69 the assessment to major development projects.last_img read more

Rabat – A total of 9,125 officials from the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research retired in October, the Moroccan Pension Fund (CMR) declared.The retirement operation was “carried out successfully,” said the CMR in a statement.The fund allocated 9,125 new pensions to the retired officials, including 6,167 pensions for the fully retired (96 percent of the total full retirement cases received by the CMR). 2,958 of early retirement pension requests were also allocated by the fund, representing a rate of 98 percent of cases of this kind received.The fund indicated that the operation is of “great importance,” particularly since most ministry employees retired at the end of the school year, creating an annual challenge for the fund, which must allocate pensions for retired teachers and professors on the month following their retirement.Postponing RetirementOn September 2014, the parliament passed a new bill to increase the retirement age of the educational sector’s employees to 65. The new law came into effect on August 2, and requires primary and secondary teachers who are already 60 to keep teaching, rather than being referred for retirement.And now, to obtain early retirement from their positions, teachers and professors must have at least 30 years of active service, revealed the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training on October 4.With the aim of laying the ground for “appropriate conditions” for the start of the 2018-2019 academic year, the ministry announced the new criteria for early retirement, adding that time spent during medical leaves and temporary suspensions are not included.To rectify the lack of educators in the kingdom, the minister of education increased the educational workforce by offering 24,000 teaching positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. While the Ministry of Education recruited lately 11,000 teachers in order. read more

The ministry urged nationals not to travel to Sri Lanka except in cases of extreme necessity until health conditions improve.(Colombo Gazette) The Qatar Foreign Ministry had earlier urged nationals not to travel to Sri Lanka due to health concerns. They have put out a travel warning on their official Twitter page urging people not to visit the island country as H1N1 is reportedly spreading throughout the Central province, which includes Kandy, a favourite tourist spot.The Qatar Foreign Ministry in their tweet said that the Sri Lankan official authorities have confirmed the spread of swine flu (H1N1) in Sri Lanka. Many people are infected with the disease and also many deaths are reported due to the flu. Sri Lanka has rejected a travel alert issued by Qatar warning its nationals not to travel to Sri Lanka owing to the spread of H1N1.The Ministry of Health informed the Foreign Ministry that the World Health Organisation has not called for travel restrictions being imposed owing to H1N1. In a letter to the Foreign Ministry, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne also noted that Sri Lanka is capable of detecting the spread of any disease and taking measures to address the issue. Health Minister, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that there has been a decrease in the number of people affected by H1N1. read more

Montreal-based tech firm Mnubo Inc. has been snapped up by Aspen Technology Inc. for $102 million.Mnubo has been developing artificial intelligence and analytics infrastructure for industrial companies to deploy internet-connected equipment.The technology allows companies like manufacturers to automatically monitor equipment to detect problems and improve efficiencies.    Aspen says the acquisition, set to close within five business days, will help it improve the next generation of solutions through artificial intelligence and machine learning.Mnubo CEO Frederic Bastien, who co-founded the company in 2012, says the company’s Montreal location has allowed the company to attract some of the best talent in the space. Massachusetts-based Aspen says it has also acquired UK-based Sabisu Ltd., which specializes in data visualization and workflow solutions. The Canadian Press read more

___Officials spar with senators over plan for mortgage giantsWASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials are defending their plan to Congress for ending government control of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They clashed with Democratic senators on whether the change would raise home borrowing costs and neglect lower-income homeowners. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson testified Tuesday before the Senate Banking Committee on the plan for returning Fannie and Freddie to private ownership.___Apple unveils a cheaper iPhone and pricing for streaming TVCUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled new iPhones that are largely unchanged from previous models and accompanied by an unexpected price cut for the cheapest model, underscoring the company’s efforts to counteract a sales slump of its flagship product. The new devices are so similar to last year’s lineup they may be upstaged by Apple TV Plus, the company’s upcoming video service, which is rolling out on Nov. 1 at $5 per month.___Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decadeWASHINGTON (AP) — The proportion of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first increase in nearly a decade after coverage had significantly increased under President Barack Obama’s health care law. The Census Bureau also said in an annual report Tuesday that household income rose last year at its slowest pace in four years and finally matched its previous peak set in 1999.___Big Tech’s ‘nemesis’ in EU gets new term — and more powerLONDON (AP) — The European Union’s competition chief is getting a new term — with expanded powers — in a move that underlines how the bloc’s battle to regulate big tech companies is only just beginning. Margrethe Vestager, who angered the Trump administration by imposing multibillion-dollar penalties on the likes of Google and Apple, was reappointed Tuesday for a second five-year term as the bloc’s competition commissioner.___States sue SEC, claiming investors left behind by new rulesNEW YORK (AP) — Seven states and the District of Columbia have sued the Securities and Exchange Commission, saying the regulatory agency is putting investors in jeopardy by relaxing rules for brokers. The lawsuit filed Monday in Manhattan federal court asks a judge to force the agency to scrap new rules it contends relax protections for consumers. A message seeking a response was left with the SEC Tuesday. The states say they are harmed because bad investment advice leaves consumers with less money to spend.___Alibaba’s Ma steps down as industry faces uncertaintyBEIJING (AP) — Jack Ma, who founded Alibaba Group, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, is stepping down as chairman at a time when its industry faces rapid change and uncertainty amid a U.S.-Chinese trade war. Ma gave up his post on his 55th birthday as part of a succession announced a year earlier.___US seeks dismissal of tribes’ lawsuit over Keystone pipelineBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the Trump administration want a US judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes trying to block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Nebraska. Tribes in Montana and South Dakota say President Donald Trump approved the pipeline in March without considering potential damage to cultural sites from spills and construction. The judge will preside over a Thursday hearing on the government’s attempt to dismiss the case.___Israeli spyware firm adopts ‘human rights policy’JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli spyware company that has been accused of helping authoritarian governments stifle dissent says it has adopted “a new human rights policy” to ensure its software is not misused. The NSO Group said Tuesday it would institute a series of oversight measures to ensure adherence and would henceforth evaluate potential clients’ “past human rights performance.”___Relatives of passengers killed in Boeing crash protest in DCWASHINGTON (AP) — Family members of passengers who died in a Boeing 737 Max crash in Ethiopia protested in Washington for a complete recertification of the plane. They also want pilots to go through training on flight simulators before the Max is allowed to fly again. Boeing favours computer-based training first and simulator sessions later to avoid a longer delay in returning the plane to service.___US stock indexes end mostly higher after late buying burstNEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Tuesday, erasing much of an early slide, as investors favoured smaller, U.S.-focused companies for the second straight day. Industrial, energy and health care stocks helped power the market higher. Banks also notched solid gains as the yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed to 1.73%. For the second day in a row, traders unloaded tech stocks, a shift from recent weeks when the sector drove much of the market’s gains.___The S&P 500 index inched up 0.96 points, or less than 0.1%, to 2,979.39. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 73.92 points, or 0.3%, to 26,909.43. The Nasdaq slid 3.28 points, or less than 0.1%, to 8,084.16. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 18.76 points, or 1.2%, to 1,542.99.The Associated Press read more

first_img57 mesures pour éviter que le scandale du Mediator ne se reproduiseLa revue indépendante Prescrire (lien non disponible) vient de publier 57 mesures concrètes qui pourraient éviter qu’un autre scandale du Mediator ne se reproduise.Si la justice n’a pas encore tranché dans l’affaire du Mediator, le médicament commercialisé par les laboratoires Servier est d’ores et déjà accusé d’avoir coûté la vie de 500 à 2.000 personnes en France, sans mentionner les anciens patients aujourd’hui en proie à d’importants problèmes de santé. L’affaire a éclaté alors que plusieurs indices tendent à démontrer que le laboratoire Servier était au courant de la dangerosité de son médicament, sans pour autant retirer le Mediator du marché. Aujourd’hui, pour éviter qu’un tel scandale sanitaire ne se reproduise, la revue Prescrire propose 57 mesures.En premier lieu, la revue demande à ce que les critères de mise sur le marché d’un médicament soient désormais plus exigeants. De plus, elle propose que soient opérés des essais cliniques afin de comparer les nouveaux produits aux anciens déjà sur le marché. Prescrire réclame également que la formation des professionnels de santé sur les médicaments soit désormais financée de façon publique et non pas par l’industrie pharmaceutique. Une plus grande “transparence générale des agences et autres institutions compétentes en matière de médicament” a également été réclamée, ainsi que des pictogrammes sur les boîtes des produits sous surveillance. Le 10 mars 2011 à 12:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgLoppsi 2 : le Conseil constitutionnel autorise le filtrage administratif d’InternetLe Conseil constitutionnel a censuré hier soir treize dispositions de la Loppsi 2. L’article 4, sur le filtrage des sites pédopornographiques, a quant à lui été validé passant outre les polémiques. Désormais, une autorité administrative sera autorisée à filtrer ces sites sans intervention d’un juge.Le Conseil a rendu son verdict sur la Loi d’orientation et de programmation pour la performance de la sécurité intérieure, dite Loppsi 2. Parmi les 142 dispositions examinées, deux concernent particulièrement Internet : l’article 53 sur la revente en ligne de billets d’entrée à des manifestations dans l’objectif de tirer des bénéfices, et l’article 4 sur le filtrage de sites pédopornographiques par une autorité administrative. À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Cependant si pour les sages, l’article 53 a été censuré, considéré comme une atteinte au droit de propriété, l’article 4 a reçu à son égard plus de clémence et est passé sans encombre. La disposition permet désormais à l’Office central de lutte contre la criminalité liée aux technologies de l’information et de la communication (OCLCTIC) d’imposer le blocage d’un site, et ce sans passer par une autorité judiciaire. Cette loi s’applique dans le cadre de la lutte contre la diffusion d’images pornographiques de mineurs.L’article avait déjà été vivement critiqué par les internautes qui dénonçaient de possibles dérives vers des censures au-delà des sites pédopornographiques. La Quadrature du Net, organisation de défense des droits et libertés des citoyens sur Internet, s’avère scandalisée. Son porte-parole Jérémie Zimmermann, déclare dans un communiqué : “Cette décision sur l’article 4 est une grande déception. Il est évident que la censure d’Internet ne résoudra rien à la pédopornographie, comme en témoignent les expériences menées à l’étranger. Après les mesures de suspension de l’accès à Internet de la loi Hadopi, les appels à l’interdiction de l’hébergement de WikiLeaks et les discours contraires à la neutralité du Net, la France glisse un peu plus dans le camp des pays hostiles à l’Internet libre en instaurant la censure administrative du Net”.Le 11 mars 2011 à 15:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgKepa Arrizabalaga’s Wembley bust-up with Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has resulted in a fine by the club.Sarri and the former Bilbao shot-stopper held talks on Monday over the ‘keeper’s obstinacy in the Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City on penalties.The Italian manager was frustrated on the sidelines after Kepa failed to be subbed for Willy Caballero ahead of the penalty shootout.Reports claim both men have settled their differences and Kepa has personally apologised to Sarri, his team-mates and the club in full acknowledgment he made “a big mistake”.His wages will go to charity, and he told Sky: “I have thought a lot more about yesterday’s events. Although there was a misunderstanding, on reflection I made a big mistake with how I handled the situation.“I wanted to take the time today to apologise fully and in person to the coach, to Willy, my team-mates and to the club. I have done this and now I want to offer the same apology to the fans.“I will learn from this episode and will accept any punishment or discipline the club decides is appropriate.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSarri: “Cristiano Ronaldo is the strongest player in the world” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri has no doubts that Cristiano Ronaldo is the main man at Juventus, and plans to the star give more freedom to exploit his talents to their fullest extent.Sarri said: “Kepa and I have spoken about the incident. It was a good conversation. There was a misunderstanding yesterday but he realises he made a big mistake in the way he reacted. He has apologised to me, his team-mates and the club.Chelsea fine Kepa Arrizabalaga a week’s wages after Maurizio Sarri Wembley bust-up:— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 25, 2019“It is up to the club if they want to discipline him according to the club rules, but for me, this matter is now closed.“The team performance as a whole was extremely positive and it is a shame to see how this incident has overshadowed our efforts in what was a very competitive cup final.“Everyone’s focus is now on the next game and we must all now put this behind us.”last_img read more

first_img Related Items:#Cumulonimbusdidit, #LyndenPindlingAirportTornado, #magneticmedianews, #TornadoatNassauAirport Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 16, 2017 – Nassau – The F0 tornado which shook things up at the Lynden Pindling International Airport early on Wednesday morning knocked over a $20 million dollar Bahamasair plane.  The ATR 70-seater aircraft is poised to be assessed for damage by engineers who are on their way to The Bahamas.The F0 knocked the plane off of its landing gear in winds which were between 40 and 70mph, and Chairman of Bahamasair, Valentine Grimes said because it is a relatively slow season, the flight schedule was not greatly impacted.   Grimes said the National Flag Carrier was able to shift flights around to make up for the loss of the new plane.The Deputy Prime Minister, whose house was also struck by the tornado assured that the Bahamasair plane is insured.  Though there were some cosmetic damages to the airport and even a loss of power in some parts of the LPIA, the Nassau Airport Development Company said operations were unaffected by the freak tornado.#MagneticMediaNews#Cumulonimbusdidit#TornadoatNassauAirport#LyndenPindlingAirportTornado Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Department defends, Why No tornado Warninglast_img read more

first_imgOutside magazine has scaled back Outside Go, its two-year-old spin-off for affluent men, to twice-yearly frequency beginning in 2009, its publisher was expected to announce late Friday. As a result, at least four staffers were let go.The bimonthly magazine had launched in 2007 as a quarterly, and increased to six times earlier this year. It had a circulation of about 212,500 in 2008 and was planning an increase to 235,000 next year.Mariah Media, Outside’s Sante Fe-based publisher, said it is “fully committed to the brand” and hopes to weather the economic storm, resuming bimonthly frequency when the economy improves. The news comes as publishers across the industry are taking a hard look at their portfolios—particularly spin-offs of flagship brands—in the face of a pronounced economic crisis.Also on Friday, Time Inc. folded SI Latina, a three-year-old, 500,000-circ Spanish-language spin-off of Sports Illustrated. “The major culprit here was the auto industry,” a representative for the magazine told Mediaweek. “We fully plan to bring it back when the economy turns around.”last_img read more

first_imgJessica Cunningham accepts 2015 Milken Educators Award. (Photo by courtesy of Milken Family Foundation.)America’s true unsung heroes work daily to educate youth who shape the future. This is the belief of Lowell Milken, who established the Milken Educator Awards program in 1987 to recognize the outstanding work of early-to-mid career education professionals across the country.Jessica Cunningham, principal of KIPP DC College Preparatory, received this recognition and $25,000 at a ceremony in the school’s newly renovated building in Northeast D.C., on Oct 8. Over the years, much has been said about the woman known as “a franchise quarterback” in the KIPP national network of schools. KIPP stands for Knowledge is Power Program.“She is one of our most incredible school leaders in our KIPP network. She’s been with us since 2003 and has done incredible things for our students as a teacher, as founding principal of KIPP DC Will Academy for our middle schoolers and as the principal of College Prep,” Lindsay Kelly, KIPP DC director of communications and marketing told the AFRO.Under the guise of a ribbon cutting, Cunningham assembled in the school’s gymnasium along with students, teachers, and leaders including D.C. State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang and KIPP DC Founder and CEO Susan Schaeffler. After learning the ceremony was in her honor, Cunningham was floored. “I don’t know what to say,” she told the crowd.KIPP Prep is the highest performing open enrollment high school in Washington, D.C. It boasts D.C. CAS (Comprehensive Assessment System) proficiency rates that increased by 19 points in math and reading during her tenure, with 20 percent of students enrolled in the special education program. Prep’s graduation rate is 99 percent and the college matriculation rate was 89 percent in 2013 and 2014.An Aspen Scholar, Cunningham develops curriculum and delivers professional development courses as part of the KIPP Foundation’s School Leadership Program. She informally mentors several school leaders around the country and coaches KIPP national administrators.Not only has she garnered respect from colleagues, but from students as she’s known for speaking the truth, instilling accountability, and providing productive feedback. “She spoke to me about expectations,” says Andrew Kingsbury, a first year transfer student at Prep. “I already see a difference in my grades.”While Cunningham’s work is quite extensive, the award is not an accolade for “lifetime achievement,” said Milken. Instead, it is for the promise of what she will accomplish in the future.last_img read more

first_img Videos | Radiation Oncology | November 06, 2018 VIDEO: Personalizing Radiotherapy Using Genomic Markers of Radiosensitivity Genomics can be used to assess a patient’s radiosensitivity, which can be used to increase or decrease the radiation read more Based on the technology behind the Standard Imaging’s MAX 4000 Electrometer, the SuperMAX is a two independent channel electrometer with an advanced, color TFT touch screen interface. SuperMAX can display dose and dose rate in real-time with a built-in chamber library for storing over 100 unique calibration factors. Independently select range, bias (up to ± 1000 V), and a calibration factor for each channel while performing automatic threshold detected charge collections and more. When finished save your measurement data to a USB flash drive for analysis. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 08, 2019 PTW to Feature New Dosimetry Technology at AAPM 2019 At this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) show, July 14-18 in San Antonio, Texas, PTW will… read more Videos | ASTRO | November 08, 2018 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative Radiation Oncology Tech at ASTRO 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell took a tour of some of the most innovative technologies on display on the expo floor at the  read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more Most Innovative New Technology at ASTRO 2018Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 12:31Loaded: 1.30%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -12:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_imgPassengers may find themselves struggling to catch a cab from Melbourne Airport today, with a new round of blockades preventing taxis for reaching travellers.Taxi strikes at the airport commenced in May this year after Melbourne Airport announced the removal of the ‘short-fare queue’.Continuing the protest, the group of 60 plus drivers have planned two strikes for today, with the first commencing at 8.00am and the second one due to commence at 6.00pm, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.”We request all the drivers to stand up for the justice,” protestors said this morning.A small group of police and airport management helped redirect drivers out of the taxi holding areas and into taxi ranks to waiting passengers this morning.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: NJ Blockade preventing taxis frompicking up passengers.last_img read more