Ministers set to discuss timing of carbon tax legal challenges during meeting

first_imgSASKATOON — Attorneys general from Alberta and Ontario say they will discuss the timeline of the different legal challenges launched against the federal carbon tax when they meet in Saskatoon today.The two justice ministers will be joined by their legal teams and their counterparts from New Brunswick and Saskatchewan.Saskatchewan is hosting the meeting to discuss the appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. It argues a federally imposed carbon tax on consumers is unconstitutional, but lost its case in a 3-2 split decision in its own appeal court.The provincial government appealed to the Supreme Court and says it has a tentative hearing date set for Dec. 5.Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer says his government is trying to play catch-up to Saskatchewan and Ontario when it comes to mounting its own legal challenge.He says it’s important for the ministers to compare notes about what they’re hearing from their legal teams and he wants the provinces to work together so that the matter is heard by the Supreme Court in a “co-ordinated and thoughtful way.”Schweitzer says he wants Alberta’s case heard by the Alberta Appeal Court before the country’s highest court rules on the issue, so the Supreme Court has the opportunity to consider the province’s evidence when it makes its decision.“We’re trying to work out (the) strategy to make sure each province can bring forward its strongest case to the Supreme Court,” he said.Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey says his government has until August to file a notice of appeal to the Supreme Court after that province’s appeal court upheld the federal carbon tax in a split decision.“It’s my understanding that (Saskatchewan) may be looking to have some of the cases consolidated so that … the Supreme Court’s hearing more than one at a time,” said Downey.He said there are pros and cons about presenting the cases together, but wouldn’t comment on his government’s preference or strategy.“From what I understand Saskatchewan is asking for an extension or for more time.”— by Stephanie Taylor of The Canadian PressThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

Samantha Barks Wants To Keep Fish Off Your Plate

first_imgProving that she would do anything to help animals, I’d Do Anything and Les Misérables star Samantha Barks didn’t hesitate before stripping down and plunging into a tank of cold water to pose for a new PETA advert that challenges, “Imagine Not Being Able to Breathe”, explaining that fish suffocate when pulled out of the water.Samantha Barks’ PETA AdThe advert goes on to implore, “Please Try to Relate, and Keep Fish off Your Plate.”“Fish have the same capacity to feel pain and to suffer as dogs and cats do”, says PETA Director Mimi Bekhechi. “PETA are delighted to have teamed up with Samantha Barks, a long-time vegetarian, to encourage the public to help all animals by leaving them off their plates.”Biologists have found that fish develop relationships with each other and grieve when their companions die. Some fish are capable of using tools, while others gather information by eavesdropping. These intelligent, sensitive animals are so good-natured that Dr Sylvia Earle, the world’s leading marine biologist, has said, “I wouldn’t deliberately eat a grouper any more than I’d eat a cocker spaniel.”Each person who goes vegetarian or vegan spares 100 fish and other animals immense suffering every year.Winner of multiple awards for her debut film role in Les Misérables, Barks has starred in stage productions of Cabaret, Les Misérables, Oliver! and others. She next stars in A Hundred Streets alongside Gemma Arterton and Idris Elba.Barks joins a growing list of celebrities – including Vivienne Westwood, John Bishop, Joss Stone, Paul McCartney and Joaquin Phoenix – who have teamed up with PETA to promote the group’s motto, which reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”.last_img read more

Judge rejects lawsuit against Fox by exhost Andrea Tantaros

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – A judge threw out a New York lawsuit Friday against Fox News by former host Andrea Tantaros, citing her “vague, speculative and conclusory allegations.”The lawsuit U.S. District Judge George Daniels dismissed had alleged Fox tried to torment Tantaros after she complained about sexual harassment.The lawsuit claimed Tantaros was viewed as a threat by Fox executives after she declined an offer of more than $1 million to remain silent. The suit said Tantaros suspected her emails and telephone conversations were being monitored after she revealed personal information in calls or emails that were then referenced by others in cruel social media posts.She sought unspecified damages.Fox News Channel had urged the lawsuit be rejected, saying the claims were a paranoid fantasy or a deliberate hoax.In his written ruling, Daniels recounted her claims at length but repeatedly cited instances in which her accusations lacked the kind of specifics and proof necessary to put them before a jury.For example, he rejected a wiretap claim, saying she had “failed to allege a basic element of this cause of action: an actual interception of her wire, oral, or electronic communications.”In another instance, he struck down a malware claim, citing her “vague, speculative, and conclusory allegations.”In an email response to a request for comment, Tantaros said, “Not one part of this lawsuit was based on speculation and conjecture — it was based on first hand testimony, cold, hard facts, and independently verified computer forensics.“The Judge made the wrong call, and I absolutely plan on appealing,” she wrote. “Fox News will be held accountable, just as they have for their sickening past, rife with sexual harassment, discrimination and destroying the careers of dozens of women for having the courage to come forward with the truth.”Asked for comment, a Fox News spokesman said the decision speaks for itself.In August 2016, Tantaros sued the network, its ousted chairman and other top executives in a separate lawsuit, saying they retaliated after she detailed unwanted sexual advances made by her onetime boss Roger Ailes. A state judge ruled those claims were subject to closed-door arbitration.Tantaros worked as a host and political analyst for Fox News from 2011 to 2016.Ailes died last year.last_img read more

Officials close Muskoseepi Park in Grande Prairie due to flash flooding

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Muskoseepi Park in Grande Prairie has been evacuated and closed until further notice. Many paths are under water and creek banks and slopes are extremely unstable.The public is urged to stay away from the Bear Creek corridor and Muskoseepi Park.Vehicular bridges crossing Bear Creek are safe for travel.Releasing the water at a higher than normal rate through the spillway has protected the dam. It has also lowered water levels in the reservoir but increased water flows downstream. Muskoseepi Park will remain closed until water recedes and a thorough damage assessment can be completed. Pedestrian bridges, paths, creek banks, and other park infrastructure will be inspected for safety before the park is reopened.Crews will be monitoring water levels to protect critical infrastructure throughout the corridor.RCMP and Enforcement Services will be monitoring the park.At this time no properties have been damaged. Residents are asked to obey signs, barricades and the direction of local authorities.last_img read more

Trio accused of murdering Prince George man make court appearance

first_imgBonin’s body was discovered on a forest service road north of Hope in the Fraser Valley on the morning of April 20th, 2017. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called in to take over the investigation after Bonin’s death was deemed suspicious. After a nine-month investigation, IHIT announced in January that charges have been laid in connection with Bonin’s death.An arraignment hearing was scheduled for July 9th.With files from The Abbotsford News: KELOWNA, B.C. – Three men from B.C., one of whom is from Dawson Creek, appeared in a Kelowna courtroom today for a pre-trial hearing.According to The Abbotsford News, 27-year-old Dawson Creek resident Jared Jorgenson, 26-year-old Vancouver resident Ryan Watt, and 20-year-old Joshua Fleurant of Prince George appeared in B.C. Supreme Court via video link to schedule an arraignment hearing. The three have each been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 20-year-old Michael Bonin.Bonin, who is originally from Prince George but was most recently living in Rycroft, was previously known to both the three accused and to police. Court records show that both Bonin and Fleurant were charged with stealing a car in Kamloops on March 31st last year.last_img read more

Record foreign investment in 2007 but financial crisis prompts new caution –

24 September 2008Global foreign direct investment (FDI) increased by 30 per cent in 2007 to reach an all-time high of $1.8 billion, but the economic downturn and financial instability is prompting a new sense of caution for the coming years, according to a United Nations report released today. “The worldwide slowdown appears to augur lower FDI activity for 2008,” the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in World Investment Report 2008: Transnational Corporations and the Infrastructure Challenge, its yearly review of investment trends.The 2007 flows surpassed the previous record set in 2000 by some $400 billion, despite the global financial and credit crises which began in the second half of the year.But the number of trans-national corporations (TNCs) planning large increases in investment overseas over the next three years has dropped significantly from 2007, although a majority still plan increases, albeit at a more moderate level, according to the report, based on 226 responses to queries sent to the world’s largest TNCs.The upward trend in 2007 was apparent in nearly all regions and sub-regions and in all three economic groupings: developed countries, developing countries, and transition economies of South-East Europe and the former Soviet Commonwealth of Independent States.The stock of FDI worldwide reached $15 trillion, representing the significant scale of activities of some 79,000 TNCs worldwide which own about 790,000 foreign affiliates. FDI to developed countries amounted to over $1.2 billion, with the United States remaining the largest recipient, followed by the United Kingdom, France, Canada, and the Netherlands.FDI to developing countries reached their highest level ever at $500 billion – a 21 per cent increase over 2006. While South Asia, East Asia, South-East Asia, and Oceania accounted for half of all FDI into developing countries, Latin America and the Caribbean recorded the largest increase – 36 per cent at $126 billion.Inflows to West Asia – $71.5 billion in 2007 – have been growing in recent years and have exceeded those to Africa since 2004. All the same, investment in Africa also reached a historic high at $53 billion. The least developed countries (LDCs) attracted $13 billion, also a record.As for 2008 and beyond, the report demonstrates the quickly growing international ambitions of companies from the developing world, particularly Asia, while FDI prospects for companies from developed countries, especially North America and Japan, have dimmed as compared to a year ago. read more

PM seeks reports on major incidents

The Prime Minister’s office had instructed the police to provide details of the investigations to the Prime Minister at the earliest. (Colombo Gazette) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has sought reports on major incidents which took place when former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was in power.Sources said that the Prime Minister has asked for reports on the progress over investigations conducted on the murder of the founding Editor of The Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickremetunga, the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda and the murder of rugby player Wasim Thajudeen. read more

Reconstruction in tsunamihit counties must avoid overfishing – UN meeting

Reconstruction in the countries devastated by December’s Indian Ocean tsunami should restore the livelihoods of fishers and fish farmers but must prevent the plague of over-fishing, a United Nations-backed ministerial meeting has declared.Adopted over the weekend by a group of 121 fishing ministers and high-level fisheries officials gathered at the Rome headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), including representatives from countries affected by the tsunami, the declaration stressed the need to protect the rights of fishers and fish workers and ensure their access to fishing grounds and resources.At the same time, the ministers said improving the efficiency, sustainability and governance of fisheries was also a priority, and they agreed to cooperate to ensure that reconstruction does not produce a level of fishing capacity in excess of what fishery resources can sustainably support.The tsunami, which killed more than 200,000 people in a dozen Indian Ocean countries, hit the coastal fishing industry particularly hard, inflicting losses of more than half a billion dollars with over 111,000 vessels destroyed or damaged, 36,000 engines lost and 1.7 million units of fishing gear ruined.The meeting also called for intensified action to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU), including the creation within FAO of a comprehensive global record of fishing vessels and supply and refrigerated transport ships to facilitate prevention of illegal fishing.Participants said they would renew efforts to ensure that all large-scale industrial fishing vessels operating on the high seas be fitted with vessel monitoring systems (VMS) by December 2008. VMS involves putting monitoring units on vessels that transmit data on their location and activities, allowing remote monitoring to strengthen general fisheries management as well as more effectively combat IUU fishing.FAO has identified IUU fishing as a major impediment to ensuring sustainable world fisheries. Combating it outside countries’ exclusive economic zones on the high seas, where governance is particularly complex, is not easy. read more

NY court OKs overthecounter sales of some nextday contraception while appeal proceeds

by Larry Neumeister And Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press Posted Jun 5, 2013 2:28 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NY court OKs over-the-counter sales of some next-day contraception while appeal proceeds NEW YORK, N.Y. – Generic versions of emergency contraception can be sold without a prescription or age restrictions while the federal government appeals a judge’s ruling allowing the sales, an appeals court said Wednesday.The brief order issued by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan permitted two-pill versions of emergency contraception to immediately be sold without restrictions, but the court refused to allow unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step until it decides the merits of the government’s appeal. It did not specify why the two-pill versions were being allowed now, though it said the government failed to meet the requirements necessary to block the lower-court decision.The order was welcomed by the Center for Reproductive Rights, where President Nancy Northup called it a “historic day for women’s health.”“Finally, after more than a decade of politically motivated delays, women will no longer have to endure intrusive, onerous and medically unnecessary restrictions to get emergency contraception,” she said in a statement.The centre’s litigation director, Julie Rickelman, said the government has two weeks to decide whether to appeal the 2nd Circuit’s decision on the stay to the full appeals court or the Supreme Court. Even if there is no appeal of the stay ruling, it was unclear how soon drugstores would move the two-pill emergency contraception from behind the counter. She said she hoped the pills would be available without restriction within a month.“What it does mean is that generic two-pill products are going to be readily available to women without age restrictions, on any drugstore shelf,” Rickelman said. “It’ll be like buying Tylenol. You’ll be able to go get it off the drugstore shelf, no ID, at the regular counter.”Justice Department spokeswoman Allison Price said the government was reviewing the court’s order.The government has appealed U.S. District Judge Edward Korman’s underlying April 5 ruling, which ordered levonorgestrel-based emergency contraceptives be made available without a prescription, over-the-counter and without point-of-sale or age restrictions.The government asked Korman to suspend the effect of that ruling until the appeals court could decide the case, but the judge declined, saying the government’s decision to restrict sales was “politically motivated, scientifically unjustified and contrary to agency precedent.” He also said there was no basis to deny the request to make the drugs widely available.The government had argued that “substantial market confusion” could result if Korman’s ruling was enforced while appeals were pending, only to be later overturned.The Food and Drug Administration was preparing in 2011 to allow over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill with no limits when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled her own scientists in an unprecedented move.The FDA announced in early May that Plan B One-Step could be sold without a prescription to those 15 and older. Its maker, Teva Women’s Health, plans to begin those sales soon. Sales had previously been limited to those who were at least 17.Korman later ridiculed the FDA changes, saying they established “nonsensical rules” that favoured sales of the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill and were made “to sugarcoat” the government’s appeal.He also said they place a disproportionate burden on blacks and the poor by requiring a prescription for less expensive generic versions of the drug bought by those under age 17 and by requiring those over age 17 to show proof-of-age identification at a pharmacy.Plan B One-Step is the newer version of emergency contraception — the same drug, but combined into one pill instead of two.___Neergaard reported from Washington. read more

Ohio State softball loses weekend series against Purdue despite seasonhigh attendance

Ohio State shortstop Caitlin Conrad (11) slides into 3rd base as Purdue’s Tori Chiodo (22) covers the bag during the seventh inning of an April 13 game at Buckeye Field. Purdue defeated OSU, 5-4. Credit: Jason Morrow / Lantern photographerA season-high 1,598 fans packed themselves inside Buckeye Field to watch the Ohio State softball team try and win its third Big Ten series of the season.After splitting game one and two of its weekend series against Purdue on Friday and Saturday, the crowd was roaring and the bleachers were shaking throughout all of Sunday’s exciting rubber match.But despite a late rally by OSU (20-20, 6-6) against the Boilermakers (21-21-1, 9-3), the Buckeyes came up just short, losing the game, 5-4. OSU lost both games to Purdue by one-run margins.With junior pitcher Olivia O’Reilly in the circle for the Buckeyes in the rubber match, Purdue stormed ahead to a 5-0 lead through four and a half innings.In the bottom of the fifth, OSU redshirt-sophomore pinch-hitter Erika Leonard got the Buckeyes on the scoreboard with an RBI double. The Buckeyes continued their comeback in the next inning, as a groundout by senior second baseman Melaina Saafeld scored a run for OSU. With one runner left on base, senior pinch-hitter Leesa Gresham hit a two-run home run to cut the deficit to one heading into the final inning.“I was just thinking it was my time to come through, I’ve had chances the last few games I haven’t come through for the team when there was runners in scoring position so I knew it was my time,” Gresham said after the loss.With one out in the seventh, junior outfielder Caitlin Conrad raced around the bases for a triple after her hit smacked off the top of the wall, nearly clearing the fence. However, the Buckeyes’ next two hitters were unable to send Conrad home and OSU’s rally would come up short.It was a busy week for O’Reilly, pitching in both games of a doubleheader Wednesday against Ohio and starting all three games against the Boilermakers. In that span O’Reilly pitched 25.2 innings with three complete games, two shutouts and just six earned runs.Despite the recent heavy workload, OSU coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said O’Reilly’s 103.1 innings pitched so far this season is on the low side for a number one pitcher at this point in the season.“I think Olivia is just putting her heart out on the field for us and I couldn’t ask for anything more,” Schoenly said. “She just wants to help anyway she can, she knows she’s not going to strike people out every time but she gives us a chance by just not letting them hit it that hard.”Saturday was a different story, as 11 hits for OSU coupled with four errors by the Boilermakers set the tone. The Buckeyes went on to win, 8-0, in five innings.Junior outfielder Taylor Watkins and sophomore outfielder Cammi Prantl led the team at the plate, going a combined 6-for-7 with three RBI and four runs scored in the win.“We attacked their pitchers early and often to keep that a short game, so I was definitely proud of that,” Schoenly said on the win after Sunday’s game.Dominant pitching from both teams was on display in game one of the series Friday. O’Reilly threw a complete game, giving up one run, four hits and four strikeouts. However, that one run would prove to be too much for OSU’s offense to overcome, as Purdue went on to win the game 1-0.OSU threatened early in the first inning with bases loaded and only one out, but a pair of swinging strikeouts sent the Buckeyes back into its dugout with nothing to show for it. Boilermaker starting pitcher Lilly Fecho had nine strikeouts and no walks in her complete-game shutout. Fecho was also the winning pitcher on Sunday, however, OSU was able to adjust and produce four runs in the loss.“I was disappointed with Friday because we didn’t make our adjustments to hit (Fecho) better,” Schoenly said after Sunday’s game. “But to show that they could come back and do what they did today against that pitcher, I thought they did a nice job of letting Friday go and coming back and attacking her again.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to hit the road Tuesday for a game against Wright State in Dayton. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. read more

Beach handballs success in YOG Buenos Aires 2018 should be a booster

argentinaBeach handballcroatiaParis 2024Thomas BachTokyo 2020YOG Buenos Aires 2018Youth Olympic Games It’s been only four days since IOC president Thomas Bach declared the closure of the third edition of the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires and the Olympic flame was extinguished; nevertheless, the fire is still burning strong on many of us on this southern capital.The Olympic spirit invaded the country for the entire duration of the Games; people responded in an overwhelming way, packing all venues and parks all 12 days of competition. A record breaking audience of 200,000 people attended the first ever opening ceremony that took place outside of a stadium, in a place none other than the iconic Obelisk, in the heart of the city. It’s true, the Olympic pass was free of charge and Argentinians tend to make use of whatever is free, but that doesn’t mean that the audience was not genuine.On day 2 of competition, on October 8th, beach handball made its Olympic debut and that first day was a great measure of what it would be for all 6 days of competition in Parque Sarmiento, a part of Tecnópolis Park. The dynamism of the sport, the 360º jumpshots, the kempas and the nail-biting shoot-outs caught everyone’s attention and catapulted it to the top of the rakings among all 32 sports in the YOG programme. The fact that Argentina got medals in both women’s and men’s competition was definitely a plus. The support was massive throughout the competition and the main court, with a 1,300 seat capacity was rarely empty (only maybe on the first two days). It was hard to believe that, at times, people were queing under the burning sun, with hopes of getting in. Not just one or two people, we’re talking about lines of more than 200 metres. Plus all of the people that piled up against the fences that separated the pedestrian path from the mixed zone and field of play.The Argentinian Handball Confederation (CAH) seized the moment by posting on Saturday afternoon, after the success of the national teams, a tweet that called out for beach handball enthusiasts, asking their age and region, in order to catch the momentum and somehow reply the constant question raised shortly after the beginning of the competition in the Youth Olympic Games: “Where can I practice beach handball?”. Until yesterday, and according with an article published by the CAH, they had received more than 1,000 emails requesting information regarding where to practise this ‘new’ sport.It is hard to believe that only three years ago, all beach handball teams from Argentina trained in a single court that had stones mingled with the little sand that was left; players and coaching staff had to arrive early in order to have time to clean the court before trainings. Hard to imagine that the goals had to be set up every single day, because the existing ones were beach soccer goals, which were bigger. Trainings had to be during the day, because there was no lighting surrounding the court. Ironically, or not, the five courts that will now stay for good, the ones that saw all 24 Olympic participating teams warming-up and playing official matches, are within walking distance from that single lightless court that saw the beginning of this Argentinian dream.Beach Handball Women’s Tournament match between Croatia and Argentina at The Beach Handball Arena, Tecnopolis Park, YOG Buenos Aires 2018. Photo: Alex D’Addese for OIS/IOC.Three years ago, the IOC announced that they would replace indoor handball for it’s sandy version. Only then, most of the teams that would take part in Buenos Aires 2018 found out that they had to change their entire plans. Beach handball is an absolutely different sport from the one played indoors, and when you’re looking forward to an Olympic appearance, it can definitely be traumatic to have to change your entire planification and strategy. Most of the Argentinian boys and girls that were getting ready for this YOG were not familiar with beach handball at all. But there weren’t many options, everyone had to change their footwear and overall dresscode and learn new techniques and moves.The journey to Buenos Aires 2018 was not smooth at all, that’s why the results were even more satisfying and rewarding for Argentina. Both women’s and men’s teams were third in last year’s Youth World Championship in Mauritius, and that boosted their hopes for the Olympic debut on home soil. The support of the home crowd was unexpectedly overwhelming and a help in the nerve-racking moments (aka shoot-outs). Media were talking about beach handball and its spectacular moves; and of course, there was also room for a polemic discussion, more proper of the past century than of this one: the size of the bikinis. Fortunately, the results turned out to be much more praised and had much coverage than that untimely conversation.The boys picked themselves up from the lost semifinal and won the bronze medal match, while the girls thrilled everyone with the gold medal in a 2-0 final against Croatia. According to many media outlets, beach handball was one of the sports that caught most attention and reached the highest peak ratings on television during the Games. The ‘Kamikazes’ (a name that was chosen by a specialized journalist that accompanied the woman’s national team since their very beginnings, now passed on to the youth team) were on the cover of many national newspapers the morning after their coronation as Olympic champions and have been to nearly every single one of the major TV stations and sports channels in the country. A mediatic moment for beach handball like never before. Will the CAH be able to keep up the momentum and take advantage of this new beach handball fever?If we talk about the success of the sport in its Olympic debut, we must say that maybe if Argentina hadn’t obtained medals in both men’s and women’s, the excitement wouldn’t have been so resounding. But the crowds spoke for themselves. If the appearance of beach handball in the Youth Olympic Games programme was a test to check its viability and possibilities to be an exhibition sport in Tokyo 2020 or to go straight into Paris 2024, then we must be calm and assertive: beach handball will, sooner or later, have to be a part of the Olympic programme. It has all of the seasoning needed to be one of the starring sports and IOC president Thomas Bach himself enjoyed the show from the stands on the final day, accompanied by IHF president Hassan Moustafa, who attended every single day of the competition.Beach handball has given the CAH the only medals in its 97 years of history (the women’s 2nd place in World Games in Wrocław 2017, the two bronze medals in Mauritius 2017 and a bronze and gold on YOG Buenos Aires 2018), so maybe it’s time for Argentina to make use of the inertia and further develop this discipline; and for the IHF to use the success of the YOG Buenos Aires 2018 to boost the idea of having the sport in the Olympic programme in the near future, without having to replace it for its indoor version. It has been proven, particularly in the past two editions of the Summer Olympic Games, that handball is one of the most successful sports; and having the example of indoor volleyball and beach volleyball coexisting since Atlanta 1996, there shouldn’t be any problems for these two disciplines to do the same. ← Previous Story Do you remember Mimi Kraus? Next Story → Pick Szeged conquer Veszprem Arena read more

Le Minitel cest terminé le 30 juin

first_imgLe Minitel, c’est terminé le 30 juinAprès plusieurs prolongations, France Télécom mettra fin au support technique du Minitel le 30 juin 2012, 30 ans après son lancement.Les derniers utilisateurs du Minitel (il en existe donc encore) vont devoir se faire une raison. L’appareil à la mise au point 100% française ne survivra plus au-delà du 30 juin prochain, après 30 ans de bons et loyaux services. Les fans de cet objet “so 80’s” pourront néanmoins le conserver mais il ne leur sera plus d’aucune utilité et ne fera figure que d’objet de collection. D’ailleurs, l’opérateur a permis aux 800.000 Minitels encore en circulation de rester chez les particuliers alors qu’ils auraient dû être restitués dans un premier temps, explique Zdnet.Lancé en 1982, il a vu ses dernières années la fin de son support technique repoussée à plusieurs reprises, France Télécom constatant que des utilisateurs continuaient à l’utiliser (200 millions de connexions en 2007). Mais Internet a bien fini par signer sa fin, comme le soulignait un porte-parole de l’opérateur en 2011: “Même si le Minitel fait toujours du chiffre d’affaires, les usages et le trafic sont en nette décroissance. Il se dirige vers une mort naturelle”. Reste plein de souvenirs devant ce petit écran qui avait signé la première forme de connexion universelle entre les personnes. Le 10 mars 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWE touts Beast in the East WWE Network live special

first_img Twitter Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career Google+ Now Playing Up Next Disney Takes Control of Hulu to Challenge Netflix, Amazon WhatsApp Millie Bobby Brown lands new Netflix movie deal with sister Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Live #63: Reviewing and discussing SummerSlam 2019 from Toronto Now Playing Up Next WWE sent out the following:BROCK LESNAR®: THE BEAST IN THE EAST LIVE FROM TOKYO ON WWE® NETWORKSTAMFORD, Conn., July 2, 2015 – The award-winning WWE Network will broadcast Brock Lesnar: The Beast in the East Live from Tokyo, on Saturday, July 4 at 5:30am EST from the iconic sumo stadium, Ryogoku Kokugikan. In his first match since WrestleMania®, WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar will return to action and NXT Champion Kevin Owens™ will defend his title against NXT Superstar Finn Bálor™.WWE Network, which launched on February 24, 2014, is the fastest-growing digital subscription service with more than 1.3 million subscribers as of March 30, 2015. It is available in more than 175 countries, and was named Best Over-The-Top Content Service for 2015 at the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards.Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to sign up for WWE Network online by going to and can watch WWE Network on their TVs through connected devices such as Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku streaming devices as well as Smart TVs including Sony and Samsung. WWE Network’s one-of-a-kind programming includes all 12 WWE pay-per-view events LIVE at no additional charge plus groundbreaking original series, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and more than 3,300 hours of video-on-demand programming.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipDisney Takes Control of Hulu to Challenge Netflix, AmazonVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:31 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 listcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Retailers Are Bracing For A Surge In Spending Pinterest Hulu has plans for ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ sequel WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) Hulu Has Something Planned For The ‘Handmaid’s Tale’last_img read more

Fleetwood Mac 1975 Classic LP To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

first_img ‘Fleetwood Mac’: 1975 Classic LP To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks ‘Fleetwood Mac’ Album: Deluxe Edition Announced fleetwood-mac-1975-classic-lp-be-reissued-bonus-tracks Reissue to feature a variety of extras, including the original album remastered, alternate outtakes and live tracksTim McPhateGRAMMYs Nov 17, 2017 – 7:57 am It’s technically not a debut album, but as far as Fleetwood Mac are concerned, it’s the LP that gave birth to a historic lineup.Released in 1975, Fleetwood Mac will be given a special reissue treatment this coming January. The album — the first to feature the quintet Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Stevie Nicks — featured the hits and live staples “Landslide” (Nicks), “Rhiannon” (Nicks), “Monday Morning” (Buckingham), and “Over My Head” (Christine McVie). Dropping Jan. 29, the reissue will be available in several formats, including a deluxe edition featuring three CDs, a DVD and a vinyl LP. An expanded two-CD version will also be released, as will a single disc featuring a remastered version of the original album. The remastered version will also be available digitally and on streaming services. The expanded versions will contain a complete alternate version of the album made up entirely of previously unreleased outtakes and 1976 live recordings. Fleetwood Mac — which was followed by 1977’s blockbuster, Rumours — was the group’s first LP to top the Billboard 200. The album was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2016.The reissue precedes Fleetwood Mac receiving the MusiCares Person of the Year honor on Jan. 26 in New York City. The GRAMMY Week gala will feature a tribute concert with performances by Haim, OneRepublic, Harry Styles, John Legend, Lorde, and Keith Urban. For more information on purchasing VIP ticket packages to the event, contact Dana Tomarken at MusiCares at 310.581.8727. Individual tickets for mezzanine seats are on-sale to the general public via Ticketmaster.  Eagles: ‘Hotel California’ Gets 40th Anniversary Deluxe ReissueRead more Email Twitter News Facebook last_img read more

Accept 7 points or face movement Front tells AL govt

first_imgJatiya Oikya Front leaders at the rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom AloOpposition coalition of Jatiya Oikya Front on Tuesday made a final call on the Awami League government to accept 7-point demand including poll-time administraion and release of BNP chief Khaleda Zia.Or else, the Front leader told a city rally, they would launch a movement to realise their demand for holding free, fair and credible elections in the country.“We will hold a road march toward Rajshahi (city) on 8 November unless our demands are met during the dialogue tomorrow. We will then hold a rally the next day,” BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said at the Suhrawardy Udyan rally.The BNP leader, who chaired the Front’s rally, announced a set of programmes a day before the Front’s scheduled talks with Awami League president, prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban on Wednesday (7 November).Unless the Front’s demand for delaying announcement of the election schedule is accepted, the Front will also hold a road march towards the Election Bhaban in Dhaka, said Mirza Fakhrul.A section of the leaders and activists in the Oikya Front rally in Dhaka on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom AloThe commission has said it would announce the polls schedule on 8 November, rejecting the possibility of deferring the announcement.The BNP secretary general also said the Front leaders will also hold rallies in Khulna, Barishal and Mymensingh cities.Kamal Hossain, the leader of the Front, said the government would not be able to stop the people’s movement only by creating barriers to movement of transport.Criticising the present government for the attacks on and fictitious cases against the opposition leaders and workers, he pointed out that such activities cannot be done even by an elected regime.last_img read more

Houston Religious Leaders Condemn ICE Raids While Community Prepares

first_imgShannon Harrison/Houston Public MediaImam Qasim Khan denounces actions against immigrants at the Al Tawid Mosque in Houston.Muslim and Christian faith leaders, along with immigrant advocates, are condemning the Trump administration’s plans to detain undocumented immigrants in cities across the country. Raids are scheduled to happen over several days and are likely to take place in Houston and nine other major cities, the New York Times first reported Thursday. President Donald Trump postponed the operation last month.“Those of you who are facing a possible atrocity this coming Sunday morning, let us encourage you to be strong, to be vigilant, to do good. Because the good person is the strong person. And the evil person, like the one we have in office, in Washington, he’s a spiritual and a moral weakling and God will deal with him in due time,” said Reverend Ronnie Lister. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /00:47 Sharecenter_img X Lister joined several religious community leaders in speaking out against current leadership and questioning the morality of current immigration policies and practices. Shannon Harrison/Houston Public MediaReverend Ronnie Lister railed against current immigration policy under President Trump.“This administration is terrifying our community,” said Marta Ojeda, national coordinator of Interfaith United Justice Worker Center.Lawyers are encouraging immigrants not to open their doors unless there is a warrant signed by a judge and not to answer questions about immigration status. The Immigrant Rights Hotline can also field questions regarding raids and the legal aid available. The number is 1-833-468-4664. Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative legal director Andrea Guttin said that raids are targeting people who have deportation orders because they failed to show up in court.“These families are being targeted for deportation without notice of their court dates, without access to legal counsel and without an opportunity to fairly present their case before an immigration judge,” Guttin said in a statement. She also said these operations put family members or people nearby at risk of being picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “ICE increasingly apprehends other people in these ‘targeted’ raids including those with family members — particularly children — who are U.S. citizens, green card holders or have other types of legal status in the country,” Guttin said.Local lawmakers reactHarris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said that while she hasn’t received any communication from the federal government directly about raids, she’s encouraging immigrant families to be aware of their rights. “These raids seek to subvert our sense of community by putting the very heart of Harris County, our diversity, in the crosshairs of a shameful political maneuver,” Hidalgo said in a statement.I represent a large immigrant community in Houston, the most diverse city in America. I am opposed to #iceraids. Please watch this video & #knowyourrights. Allies, stand up for our community. #txlege #FamiliesBelongTogether— Gene Wu (@GeneforTexas) July 12, 2019In a written statement, U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee called the raids  a “political stunt,” adding that, “it has the effect to imperil lives and especially jeopardize the lives of children.”  The Heights office will be prepared to be of assistance as the raids are proceeding. Before Sunday, however, The Heights office will also be available for general constituent services today and tomorrow.— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) July 11, 2019Raid threats sparking fear  Raids also impact immigrant communities by causing anxiety and fear, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told CNN.“I’ve had children come up to me at a forum saying ‘I’m afraid to go to school, I’m afraid to leave the house, I’m afraid to come home and find that my parents are gone’ and these are American children, U.S. born children, so it’s creating havoc in our community,” Acevedo said. The #Houston flea market is usually crowded on Sundays, but workers here tell me that threats of #ICEraids have slowed business today:— Elizabeth Trovall (@elizTrovall) June 23, 2019Last month in June, the threat of raids diminished turnout in flea markets in Houston.In the Rio Grande Valley, patients didn’t turn up to their doctor’s appointments on the Monday after planned raids, even though they had been postponed. “We had a lot of people call and say ‘Oh I can’t make my appointment’ or ‘just for a couple weeks I’m going to stay home,” said Rebecca Ramirez Stocker, executive director of Hope Family Health Center in McAllen, Texas. “Our numbers dip, which is scary and it’s hard,” said Stocker, who knows many people avoid getting vital medical treatments because they are afraid of immigration law enforcement. last_img read more

Fashion trends to look out for in summer

first_imgBefore you hit the stores to stock up on summer essentials, keep an eye on factors like seaside stripes and oversized bags which might trend big, says an expert.Below are some summer trends to look out for this year:Seaside stripes: Just when we thought there’s nothing more to stripes, seaside stripes make their way. Ripped straight from beach umbrellas and lounge chairs, these in-your-face lines are the perfect summer staples you always wanted to own. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOversized bags: Bags get bigger – really bigger to an exaggerated degree. Don’t be surprised if you spot them on the streets and airports very soon, for they can hold anything and everything you need. Shades of yellow: Looking forward to wearing a happy colour this summer? Then go all out with yellow – whether it’s stripes, solids or ruffles. And no matter what your skin tone is, there a shade of yellow for everyone.Slit sleeves: Flared sleeves make way for slit sleeves this year. They are taking over denim jackets, feminine tops, maxi dresses and button-downs too. Here’s a pro tip: stock up on some bracelets and bangles to play up this fresh-off-the-runway style.Flatforms: Girls who love the height but hate the heels, it’s time to rejoice. The most comfortable heel style – Flatform – is back in vogue. From strappy ones to creepers, from classy to chunky, the possibilities of wearing them this season are endless.last_img read more

USD 803321 Mn worth Smart Inhalers Market Growth Forecast to 2027

first_imgMiddle East & Africa (MEA)Saudi ArabiaSouth AfricaUAE Smart Inhalers, Global Smart Inhalers, Smart Inhalers Market, Smart Inhalers Market Size, Smart Inhalers Industry, Smart Inhalers Market share, Smart Inhalers Sales, Smart Inhalers Industry Analysis, Smart Inhalers Industry Demand, Smart Inhalers Industry Trends, Smart Inhalers Market Analysis, Smart Inhalers Market Data, Smart Inhalers Market Demand, Smart Inhalers Market Forecasts The report is a comprehensive exploration of Smart Inhalers Market offering growth rates, size of the industry, competitive landscape information, factors to the contributing growth of the Smart Inhalers Market and more.The global smart inhalers market is expected to reach US$ 8,033.21 Mn in 2027 from US$ 1,094.26 Mn in 2018. The smart inhalers market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 25.5% from 2019-2027.Request for a sample copy of this report @ market is driven by factors such as increasing levels of air pollution as well as a rise in smoking habits, rising prevalence of asthma, and COPD across the globe and growing geriatric population. However, risks associated with cyber threats and limited knowledge regarding the use of smart inhalers may limit the growth of the market to a certain extent.Smart inhalers are used for the treatment of respiratory disorders such as asthma and COPD. With each inhalation with the help of an inhaler, the device delivers a decided amount of medication to the lungs. However, in practice, there is limited knowledge regarding the proper use of these inhalers for the management of asthma as well as COPD. Often have difficulty in adapting to the correct inhaler technique, and hence, receive insufficient medication. This applies equally to both metered dose inhalers (MDIs) as well as dry powder inhalers (DPIs), leading to poor disease control along with increased healthcare costs.Studies reveal due to a patient’s error in drug intake occur approximately 70 percent to 90 percent of the time, which results in only 7 percent to 40 percent of the drug being delivered to the lungs. An error related to the coordination between inhalation and the release of drugs through the drug is a commonly observed error among the patients. Even a short delay can lead to only 20 percent of the medication being delivered to the lungs. Another significant error is not breathing deeply enough, which may cause another 10 percent loss of medication to reach the lungs. Improper inhalation technique causes decreased efficacy through reduced deposition of drug in the lungs, eventually leading to an increase in the rate of disease severity and therefore causing an increase in healthcare costs. Hence, the errors that occur due to improper use of inhalers for the management of asthma and COPD are expected to hinder the growth of the market in the future years.Request for a Discount Sample @ smart inhalers were segmented by product, disorder, and end user. The product segment was segmented as inhalers and nebulizers. On the basis of the disorder, the market is categorized as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Based on the end user, the market was segmented as home-care settings and hospitals & clinics. During 2018, the home-care settings segment led the smart inhalers market by the end user.Some of the major primary and secondary sources included in the report for, Saudi Thoracic Society, Food and Drug Administration, The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, The National Health Survey, and others.SMART INHALERS – MARKET SEGMENTATIONBy ProductInhalersNebulizers By DisorderAsthmaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) By End UserHome-care SettingsHospitals & ClinicsBy GeographyNorth AmericaU.S.CanadaMexico EuropeFranceGermanyUKSpainItaly South and Central AmericaBrazilArgentina  Asia Pacific (APAC)ChinaIndiaJapanAustraliaSouth Korea Company ProfilesGlaxoSmithKline plcAdherium Ltd.Vectura Group plcNovartis AGFindair Sp. z o. o.Cohero HealthCrux Product Design LtdTeva Pharmaceuticals3MAmiko Digital Health LimitedAccess Full Summery @ of content: Introduction1.1 Scope Of The Study1.2 The Insight Partners Research Report Guidance1.3 Market Segmentation1.3.1 Global Smart Inhalers Market – By Product1.3.2 Global Smart Inhalers Market – By Disorder1.3.3 Global Smart Inhalers Market – By End User1.3.4 Global Smart Inhalers Market – By GeographyGlobal Smart Inhalers Market – Key TakeawaysResearch Methodology3.1 Coverage3.2 Secondary Research3.3 Primary ResearchGlobal Smart Inhalers Market – Market Landscape4.1 Overview4.2 PEST Analysis4.2.1 North America PEST Analysis4.2.2 Europe PEST Analysis4.2.3 Asia Pacific PEST Analysis4.2.4 Middle East & Africa PEST Analysis4.2.5 South & Central America PEST AnalysisAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 Ne Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,Or 97220 United StatesCall Answer Direct:+1-971-202-1575Call Answer Toll Free:+1-800-910-6452Email help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Acquiring the Down Payment Largest Obstacle for FirstTime Homebuyers

first_img At the beginning of May, Genworth Mortgage Insurance conducted a survey of mortgage industry professionals to assess the reason for the decline in first-time homebuyers.There were five main factors believed to be responsible for the drop in first time homebuyers. Out of the 150 people interviewed, 39 percent believe the largest obstacle for first time home buyers to overcome was the misunderstanding that a 20 percent down payment was necessary to secure a mortgage, even though obtaining mortgage insurance is a viable alternative to qualified buyers. Twenty-eight percent of the professionals interviewed believe the dwindling quantity of houses for sale is responsible for the decline. Other professionals believe that excessive student debt (27 percent) and rising interest rates (6 percent) are major factors in the falling number of first time home buyers. Additionally, 41 percent of industry professionals believe that prospective consumers are of the belief that obtaining a home is more difficult if they are unable to provide the 20 percent down payment. First time buyers are the primary driving force for the mortgage market, and quality education for potential consumers is the first step in rectifying this disparity, Rohit Gupta, CEO of Genworth Mortgage Insurance believes. “[M]any [first time home buyers] are staying on the sidelines due to the misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to secure a mortgage. There are various low down payment options available today that allow prospective homebuyers to reach their dreams.” It is imperative, he continues, to be proactive in the dissemination of information to those that are not in the know. In an industry that is ever-changing, companies will have to be vigilant in educating prospective borrowers on the various means in which they can obtain a mortgage, and a constant dialogue between industry professionals is vital to bridging that gap. Acquiring the Down Payment Largest Obstacle for First-Time Homebuyers May 18, 2017 618 Views Down Payment Homebuyers mortgage 2017-05-18 Seth Welborncenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination Sharelast_img read more

For operas Netrebko and Eyvazov the onstage kis

first_imgFor opera’s Netrebko and Eyvazov, the on-stage kiss is real Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, left, Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly and Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov pose prior to a news conference to present La Scala season-opener Umberto Giordano’s “Andrea Chenier”, at La Scala opera house, in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) by Colleen Barry, The Associated Press Posted Nov 29, 2017 9:31 am PDT Last Updated Nov 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img MILAN – It won’t be all acting when soprano Anna Netrebko and her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, sing the final, climactic duet in “Andrea Chernier” for La Scala’s gala season opener.“The love is true. The sentiment is true. The kiss is real,” Eyvazov said Wednesday. “More than this .”Eyvazov will be making his debut at the famed Milan theatre when he performs the title role in an opera that first was staged at La Scala more than 80 years ago.“The responsibility is great. The fear also,” he said.For Netrebko, who sings the role of Maddalena di Coigny, the Dec. 7 season premiere will be her third at La Scala. She opened the La Scala season as Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni” in 2011 and in the title role of “Giovanna D’Arco” in 2015.While Eyvazov has sung the Chernier role previously, this is his celebrated wife’s first outing as Maddalena. The couple often sings the final Chernier duet at concerts, but this will be their first time performing it together in the full opera.“The music is very climactic. I love to sing with him because our voices are blending together,” the Russian soprano said.“It is the smallest role I have sung,” Netrebko said. “It’s a wonderful role to rest. Because my repertoire is very hard. I am always singing these booming roles. This one, it is nice to be a little more quiet.”Still, she said Chernier’s rhythms are challenging. Besides the big aria and final duet, “between it is just little phrases, which is actually very difficult,” Netrebko said.Riccardo Chailly conducts “Andrea Chernier” as the opera by Umberto Giordano returns for the first time in three decades to the stage where it made its world premiere.last_img read more