Promulgation des changements pour améliorer lexécution des ordonnances alimentaires

Posted On Oct 22 2019 by

first_imgLes changements à la loi qui ont pour but d’aider les enfants et les familles à recevoir les ordonnances alimentaires imposées par les tribunaux seront proclamés aujourd’hui, 29 mars. Les modifications à la loi sur l’exécution des ordonnances alimentaires (Maintenance Enforcement Act) et à son règlement, qui améliorent la perception des versements pour le soutien d’un enfant ou d’un conjoint imposés par le tribunal, ont été adoptées par l’Assemblée législative en 2016. « Une meilleure exécution des ordonnances signifiera une stabilité financière accrue pour les familles qui vivent l’éclatement familial, a déclaré le ministre de la Justice, Mark Furey. Nous nous sommes engagés à assurer une exécution efficace des ordonnances, à offrir un meilleur service à la clientèle et à améliorer les communications avec les familles. » Les changements augmentent la capacité de l’autorité administrative du Programme à exécuter les ordonnances, à trouver les débiteurs et à partager l’information. Les modifications proclamées aujourd’hui ont pour but : de permettre aux employés du Programme de révoquer, de suspendre ou d’empêcher le renouvellement des permis de conduire et des permis de véhicule par les débiteurs qui sont en défaut, et ce, sans préavis; d’améliorer l’échange d’informations entre les tribunaux et le Programme; de simplifier le processus pour traiter les paiements non réclamés; de transférer des cas à Service Nouvelle-Écosse quand des frais d’administration sont dus à cet organisme afin qu’il puisse les percevoir. L’introduction des modifications à la loi a été faite par étapes. La proclamation des changements dont il est question ici constitue la deuxième et dernière étape. Les changements proclamés lors de la première étape, en octobre dernier, comprenaient un processus de saisie-arrêt amélioré, des changements dans la terminologie utilisée et des améliorations pour le partage de renseignements. Le budget provincial de 2018-2019 continue de faire de la perception des ordonnances alimentaires une priorité. La disposition de récupération des versements d’ordonnances alimentaires pour les familles qui reçoivent de l’aide au revenu sera éliminée et le gouvernement investira 1,5 million de dollars en soutien technologique pour une exécution plus uniforme que par le passé et un service à la clientèle amélioré. Le Programme d’exécution des ordonnances alimentaires perçoit des débiteurs une somme d’environ 232 000 $ par jour, somme qui est ensuite versée aux familles. Il aide 14 200 familles en Nouvelle-Écosse. Environ 15 000 enfants comptent sur les versements perçus par le Programme. Environ 96 p. 100 de tous les bénéficiaires du Programme sont des femmes. Pour plus d’informations sur le Programme d’exécution des ordonnances alimentaires, allez à https://mep.novascotia.ca/en/resources .last_img read more


Jury finds Calgary couple guilty in 2013 death of toddler son

Posted On Oct 17 2019 by

first_imgCALGARY – A jury has found a Calgary couple guilty in the death of their 14-month-old son.Jeromie and Jennifer Clark pleaded not guilty to criminal negligence causing death and failure to provide the necessaries of life for their son John.The Crown argued John was on the verge of death when he arrived in hospital on Nov. 28, 2013, and that his parents played with his life by not seeking treatment sooner.Jurors were shown pictures of John after he died.He had blackened toes and a red rash that covered almost three-quarters of his body.The Clarks’ lawyers say doctors at the Alberta Children’s Hospital were to blame because they raised the boy’s sodium and fluid levels too aggressively.last_img read more


Kanesatake chief meets with federal and provincial officials over Oka land dispute

Posted On Oct 17 2019 by

first_imgMONTREAL — Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon is meeting with representatives from the federal and provincial governments in an attempt to defuse tensions over a land dispute near the Quebec town of Oka.Simon and Ghislain Picard, Assembly of First Nations regional chief for Quebec and Labrador, arrived for a 9 a.m. meeting today at a downtown office tower in Montreal.A spokesperson for Simon said Marc Miller, parliamentary secretary to the federal minister of Crown-Indigenous relations, and Quebec Indigenous Affairs Minister Sylvie D’Amours are attending the meeting.The tone has mounted since news broke of local developer Gregoire Gollin’s intention to donate the 60 hectares known as The Pines to the Kanesatake Mohawk Council. The mayor of the neighbouring town of Oka offended many on the territory when he raised concerns about becoming encircled by Kanesatake.Mayor Pascal Quevillon said property values would decline and raised fears of illegal dumping and an expansion of cannabis and cigarette merchants.Simon said a meeting is planned with Quevillon immediately after today’s talks with federal and provincial officials. But the chief said he will not participate unless the Oka mayor apologizes for his comments.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


Foreigner And REO Speedwagon To Rock TJ Martell Foundation Gala

Posted On Oct 16 2019 by

first_imgThe TJ Martell Foundation, “Music’s Promise for A Cure,” has announced a night of Top 40 performances for this year’s 40th Anniversary T.J. Martell Foundation New York Honors Gala to be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Cipriani Wall Street.The theme of the highly anticipated star-studded event is “Top 40” and will be hosted by original MTV VJ’s Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman and Alan Hunter. Legendary rock band Foreigner has been added to all rock-star performance line-up along with REO Speedwagon and Train’s Pat Monahan.With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock n’ roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold As Ice,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You” and the worldwide hit “I Want to Know What Love Is” Foreigner continues to rock the charts.At Foreigner’s core is founder and lead guitarist Mick Jones along with lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, bass guitarist Jeff Pilson and multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel. The band was founded in 1976 and hasn’t stopped recording or touring ever since. Their debut album and every album to follow gave Foreigner hits and impressive Billboard chart runs including record-breaking song sales and a legion of loyal fans worldwide.Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Pat Monahan, recently named the National Spokesperson of the Foundation’s 40th Anniversary will also perform. Monahan is best known as the lead vocalist for the band Train.The 40th Anniversary Honors Gala will honor John Amato, Co-President of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, Bruce Bozzi Sr., Co-Founder and Co-Owner of the Palm Restaurants and Palm Restaurant Group, Wally Ganzi, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of the Palm Restaurants and Palm Restaurant Group, Janice Min, Co-President and Chief Creative Officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, Dinesh Paliwal, Chairman, President and CEO of HARMAN International and John Varvatos, Chairman of John Varvatos and President and CEO of John Varvatos Records. In recognition of further research and medical treatments the Foundation will also announce the newly created Clive Davis Research Fellow Award, an annual grant bestowed upon a young investigator whose dedication has made innovative strides and extensive research in cancer and AIDS.Find out more about the event here.last_img read more


Heres why two women are staying on site after a Nova Scotia

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_imgAngel MooreAPTN NewsA judge may have granted Alton Gas an injunction to clear an access road to a contested site in Nova Scotia, but don’t tell that to Madonna Bernard and Paula Isaac.The company says water protectors are trespassing and preventing access to the work site.The protectors say the land is unceded territory.“As l’nu to be told what to do by a corporation that don’t even belong here in the first place, so, no I’m not, I’m not leaving,” says Bernard.For years, community members have been opposed to the Alton Gas storage project.(A makeshift shack near the Alton Gas site in Nova Scotia. Photo: Angel Moore/APTN)It proposes to carve out salt caverns to store natural gas, and then dump the salty brine into the Sipekne’katik River.Protectors fear environmental damage from the plan.“We’re protecting the river from these corporations coming in and doing what they want to do,” says Bernard.“They want to throw all that salt brine into the river where the bass spawn, where all the fish spawn here.Another protector on the site says stopping the project is to protect the entire ecosystem.“For the animals too, it’s not just for the people, it’s for the animals and the balance of life,” says Isaac.A judge granted a temporary injunction on the basis that the water protectors were trespassing and blocking access to the company’s work site.It is in effect until a permanent injunction is decided in court.(Madonna Bernard, left, at the Alton Gas site. “I’m going to sit here until the grandmothers tell me otherwise.” Photo: Angel Moore/APTN)The grandmothers and Elders have asked the women to stay at the treaty camp which is on at the entrance to the Alton Gas work site.“It’s always been matriarchal and when our grandmothers and our Elders tell us what to do, what the next steps are,” says Bernard.“That’s who we follow, that’s who we are guided by.”Two of the women are at the camp in shifts, and there is always someone onsite.“We’re here to protect, we are always going to be here to protect were protecting for the unborn for the animals our medicines,” says Isaac.Bernard and Isaac say they  are protecting the past and the future of the Sipekne’katik River.People here say by protecting the river –  they’re  also defending their treaty rights.“I’m going to sit here until the grandmothers tell me otherwise there’s nothing, there’s nothing legal that the RCMP can do to enforce them taking us out of here because everything we do is legal and justifiable in our sovereign laws, in our treaty laws,” says Bernard.A date will be chosen for a hearing for the permanent injunction.amoore@aptn.ca@angelharksenamoore@aptn.ca@angelharksenlast_img read more


Suncor Energy buys minority stake in product distributor owned by James Bay

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgVAL-D’OR, Que. – PetroNor, a petroleum products distributor operating in northwest Quebec, has a new equity partner — Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU).Financial terms of the arrangement weren’t disclosed but the companies said the Calgary-based oil and gas company would have a 41 per cent stake in PetroNor, which is owned and operated by the James Bay Crees.Suncor will also continue to supply PetroNor with fuel and distillate from the Suncor Montreal refinery.PetroNor distributes petroleum products across the James Bay and Abitibi-Temiscamingue regions of Quebec.PetroNor president Ted Moses says the business relationship with the James Bay Crees “demonstrates a shared belief in the long-term growth opportunities for PetroNor and the northwestern regions of Quebec.”Kris Smith, a Suncor executive vice-president, said the agreement builds on a 14-year relationship that the Calgary-based company has had with PetroNor and “we’re looking forward to working together to grow this business.”last_img read more


Algoma Steel exits three years of creditor protection in hiring mode

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgSAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Algoma Steel Inc. says it has emerged from three years of creditor protection.The Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., company said Friday that it has purchased the assets of Essar Steel Algoma Inc., and is a stronger, more sustainable Canadian steelmaker.In operation since 1901, Algoma Steel employs more than 2,900 workers and is in the process of hiring.It has a capacity to manufacture 2.8 million tons of hot and cold-rolled steel sheet and plate products that are sold in Canada and abroad.The company says its has financial stability with a healthy balance sheet and substantially less debt and three defined benefit pension plans that are secure.It says the new owners are committed to invest $300 million to expand capacity and grade capability to make Algoma Steel more efficient and competitive to meet demand from industries like shipbuilding, auto manufacturing, energy, mining and defence.“When we take a look around at the domestic and international steel markets, what we see is a lot of room for growth for Algoma Steel,” CEO Kalyan Ghosh said.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


Moroccan Unions to Go on General Strike Sept 23

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

Rabat- Several Moroccan unions announced the organization of a general strike in the public sector on September 23, at the call of the Democratic Labor Federation (FDT).“This is our way of saying ‘no’ to the government’s decision to keep employees in higher education in their positions after they are 60 years old [the age of retirement in Morocco],” said Abdelhamid Fatihi, head of the FDT, at a press conference held on Thursday in Casablanca.According Alyaoum24.com, the General Union of Workers of Morocco (UGTM) has confirmed its participation at the end of a meeting this Friday, September 12. The leaders of the FDT said the Moroccan Labor Union (UMT) should respond to the call of the strike after its decision-making bodies gathered.However, the Democratic Confederation of Labor (CDT) has not responded to the call for strike.“This union has not responded to our efforts to reach out to them,” says Abdelhamid Fatihi.The call for a general strike in public sector is a reaction of the syndicates to the recent “unilateral government decisions”, which mainly harm employees.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed. read more


Report Morocco to Lose 19000 Jobs Due to Increased Heat Stress

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

Rabat – An increase in occupational heat stress due to climate change is expected to have a significant impact on global productivity and economic losses, particularly in agriculture and construction, according to a study from the International Labor Organization (ILO).The study, entitled “Working on a Warmer Planet” examined the effect a global temperature rise of only 1.5 degrees Celsius will have on the world’s workforce.The ILO study warns the change will result in a loss of production that amounts to 80 million full-time jobs – or 2.2% of total working hours worldwide by 2030. ILO also estimated that it will cause a total loss of up to $2.4 trillion per year. “The impact of heat stress on labor productivity is a serious consequence of climate change,” said Catherine Saget, head of the research department at the ILO.“We can expect to see more inequalities between low and high-income countries, in addition to a deterioration in the working conditions of the most vulnerable,” warns the report.The study found that West Africa and South-East Asia will be hit hardest by the change.As for Morocco, the ILO says the lost working hours due to heat stress will amount to 0.39% in agriculture, 0.14% in industry, 0.39% in construction and 0.02% in the services sector.Overall, the report estimates that the percentage of lost working hours due to heat stress in the Moroccan economy will total 0.16%. The loss equals 19,000 full-time jobs in the entire Moroccan economy by 2030.Regarding North Africa as a whole, Morocco will be less affected than most of its counterparts, with Sudan losing 5.91% of lost work hours and 852 000 jobs, Egypt losing 0.42% and 134 000 jobs, and Algeria with a loss of 0.19% of working hours and 24,000 jobs.Read more: EU Leaders Fail to Strike a Deal on Climate Change at Council Summit read more


Police blotter Shoplifters target Superstore

Posted On Oct 7 2019 by

Norfolk OPP have released an image of a man wanted in connection to a theft at a Simcoe business.On Saturday evening police were called by employees of the Real Canadian Superstore reporting a theft.Police say a man entered the store and removed merchandise. He then exited the store and left in a black Hyundai in an unknown direction.Just a few hours after the male suspect left the store, a woman allegedly removed items from the same Simcoe store.Police say they received a complaint about the theft, and through investigation determined the woman attended the store and removed merchandise.A 59-year-old Norfolk County woman has been charged with theft under $5,000 and will appear in court at a later date.If anyone has any information or can identify the male suspect, they are being asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.Neighbour dispute leads to chargeA 39-year-old Norfolk County man is facing trespassing charges after a dispute with a neighbour in Courland.Norfolk OPP say the man entered his neighbour’s property during a verbal confrontation.The man was subsequently charged with enter premises when entry prohibited contrary to the Trespass to Property Act.He was issued a provincial offences notice.Speed and alcohol don’t mixOn Friday night a driver was accused of speeding while impaired.Police say they were patrolling Blueline Road near Port Dover when the vehicle caught their attention. They stopped the vehicle at a to investigate.As a result a 61-year-old Norfolk man was charged with speeding, operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus, and driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor.He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.Roadway litter leads to chargesAround noon on Saturday police were contacted by employees of the Norfolk County Roads Department reporting a hazardous condition.Police say a man dumped a large amount of debris in the middle of 12th Concession Road, North Walsingham, which caused serious hazards for other drivers.A 21-year-old Norfolk County man was charged with litter highway, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.Police ask public to stop using 911 to report raccoonsA raccoon complaint is not an emergency.On Saturday afternoon police received an emergency 911 call to report a raccoon in a homeowner’s backyard.Homeowners who spot raccoons during the day are asked to contact a private animal removal service, not the police.“The OPP does not have the equipment to trap and house live animals or transport wild animals. Calling 911 for raccoons, tie up the phone lines at the communications center, waste taxpayer money, tie up law enforcement officers and threaten lives. A private animal removal service should be contacted instead,” said Norfolk OPP Inspector Joseph Varga.Suspended driver pulled overOn Saturday evening a 31-year-old Norfolk County man was pulled over after he caught the attention of officers patrolling Cockshutt Road in Townsend.As a result the man has been charged with speeding, operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, driving while under suspension, failure to have insurance card, and driving a motor vehicle – no currently validated permit.Police looking to identify suspicious maleOn Sunday night a male resident was walking down Norfolk Street South in Simcoe when they were approached by a suspicious man in a vehicle.The man slowed down his vehicle to ask the resident a series of inappropriate questions.The unknown man is described as white, mid 30’s, dark trimmed goatee, wearing a dark baseball hat and dark sweater.The vehicle is described as a dark or black coloured Sports Utility Vehicle possibly a GMC Jimmy.If anyone has any information they are being asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.Driver charged Automated licence-plate reading technology helped police pull a suspended driver off the road near Delhi. An officer with the Norfolk OPP was patrolling Highway 3 near Delhi when the device issued an alert for a problematic licence plate. The officer conducted a pull-over and discovered that the 27-year-old Norfolk man behind the wheel was under suspension. The pull-over occurred around 9:40 p.m. Thursday. The driver was charged accordingly and has a date to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Simcoe at a later date. read more


Myanmar Annan welcomes release of over 100 political prisoners

Posted On Oct 6 2019 by

A statement issued by a UN spokesman in New York said the Secretary-General welcomed the release of political prisoners that began in Yangon on Thursday following a statement by the Government that 115 detainees, including many members of the National League for Democracy (NLD), would be freed.”The Secretary-General hopes this first large-scale release will provide fresh momentum for the national reconciliation process in that country,” he said.During his visit last week, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Myanmar, Razali Ismail, strongly urged the Government to release political prisoners in a large number at one time so that more than 200 political detainees would have been released by the end of 2002. read more


Seven million people in Lake Chad basin living on the edge –

Posted On Oct 2 2019 by

VIDEO: UN relief official – International efforts underway to aid the 7 million vulnerable in the Sahel. Credit: UN News Response to bombing of IDP camp in Rann, Nigeria Turning to the tragic bombing of a camp for IDPs in Nigeria’s Rann, Mr. Lanzer hailed the efforts of the first responders – relatives of those in the camp, as well as nearby villagers – who rushed in to help the victims. We sprang into action, in exactly the way we are meant to doThe UN and humanitarian family too stepped in from the onset of the disaster, helping the first responders as well as helping transfer those severely injured to medical facilities. The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) also flew in medical supplies and teams on the day of the incident and in subsequent days. “We sprang into action, in exactly the way we are meant to do,” said the UN relief official. “It was a tremendous effort from the local and community aid workers, as well as by international humanitarians.”Improving security reveals depth of humanitarian suffering Responding a question, Mr. Lanzer explained the scale of humanitarian suffering in the region has become increasingly evident with improving security situation as a result of the military campaign against Boko Haram. This has allowed humanitarian actors to reach many places which were impossible to get to earlier due to insecurity. Speaking on the situation on the ground at that time, he said: “[We saw] towns and villages that were totally destroyed. [Places] that were completely cut off for over three years [and places] devoid of two-, three- and four- year olds because they have died.”Upcoming conference in Oslo Mr. Lanzer also informed the media about an upcoming conference for the region, to be held in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, on 24 February, to draw attention to the tragic situation there. He further noted that the humanitarian appeal for the region for 2016 was only 52 per cent funded. “When you are funded to this extent, a lot of lives are lost,” he said, “We hope that with the leadership of Norway, Germany, Nigeria and the support of the UN, we can convince many Member States to go to Oslo and make statements of political support and also, we hope, material support, that will allow the agencies to do their work to save lives, as well as give people a hand up.” “I wish I had good news, but I don’t,” Toby Lanzer, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, told a news conference at the UN Headquarters, in New York that was largely focused on the crisis affecting Lake Chad basin countries, which include Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. “11 million people are in desperate need of humanitarian aid, 7.1 million of them are severely food insecure. [They are] living on the edge – surviving on, if they can, one meal a day,” he noted. Mr. Lanzer added that among them, the situation of children is particularly worrying. Some 515,000 children are severely and acutely malnourished and their lives are at risk if aid does not reach them urgently. “No government on Earth can do what it takes to confront [these numbers] of severe food insecurity,” he stressed. “This is a clear case where international solidarity with the governments of the region is needed.” He also noted the peaceful resolution of the political standoff in the Gambia prevented “yet another crisis” in the region, which already has at least 2.5 million internally displaced persons (IDP). Fearing violence this past weekend, some 52,000 Gambians fled to Senegal and Guinea Bissau, but are now starting to return. read more


Ohio State baseball drops 4th game in last 6 falls to Ball

Posted On Oct 2 2019 by

Freshman left-fielder Ronnie Dawson (right) slides into 2nd base during a game against Ball State April 16 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU lost, 8-6.Credit: Brian Bassett / Lantern photographerIt seems like nothing can go right for the Ohio State baseball team.After falling on the road to West Virginia Tuesday, the Buckeyes (21-17, 4-8) lost their second game in as many days, losing to Ball State 8-6 Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium.After the loss to Ball State (25-12, 9-2), where OSU’s coach Greg Beals was in charge for eight seasons prior to coming to Columbus, Beals had nothing positive to say about OSU’s performance this week.“They need to play baseball … we had a poor secondary lead, we had a guy on deck who didn’t tell the guy to slide, we had a guy running to first base that didn’t run to second base and go all the way through like they are trained to do,” Beals said. “That was the microcosm of the ballgame, the microcosm of this sub-.500 stretch that we’re in.”The Buckeyes took the lead in the first inning after sophomore second baseman Troy Kuhn launched his team-leading fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot.OSU played a season-high seven pitchers against the Cardinals. The team’s pitching staff started off hot as freshman Curtiss Irving threw two scoreless innings and freshman Yianni Pavlopoulos followed with a scoreless third.In the fourth inning, OSU brought out redshirt-sophomore pitcher Michael Horejsei to the mound, and things headed south. Horejsei gave up four runs in the inning before being relieved by redshirt-freshman Michael Koltak, who also gave up a run before closing out the frame.In the bottom of the fourth, it looked like OSU redshirt-junior first baseman Josh Dezse had his fourth home run of the year, but Ball State senior outfielder Sean Godfrey scaled the wall, reaching over and robbing Dezse of a two-run blast.In the sixth inning, two wild pitches by OSU redshirt-senior Tyler Giannonatti and a sacrifice bunt by the Cardinals plated three runs, extending their lead to 8-2.OSU scored again in the bottom of the inning when an RBI single by junior catcher Connor Sabanosh got things going again for the Buckeyes.Redshirt-sophomore shortstop Nick Sergakis —who had struck out in seven straight at-bats — successfully laid a bunt down the third-base line, narrowly beating out the throw to first to end his drought and advance runners to second and third.With the bases loaded, freshman outfielder Ronnie Dawson hit a two-run RBI single to left field. A sacrifice fly by Kuhn scored Sergakis, bringing the score to 8-6 through seven innings.Freshman Travis Lakins threw the longest of any Buckeye pitcher, closing out the last three innings of the game with no runs, no hits and three strikeouts.The Buckeyes are scheduled to return to action Friday at 6:35 p.m. against Murray State at Bill Davis Stadium. read more


IHF Super Globe 2011 in Qatar

Posted On Sep 22 2019 by

← Previous Story Mirko Alilović ready for MKB Veszprem? Next Story → Jonas Larholm stays in Aalborg IHF Super Globe tournament After the successful IHF Super Globe tournament in 2010, the Al Sadd Club (QAT) will organize the “World Championship for Club Teams” on behalf of the IHF again. The fifth edition of the IHF Super Globe is planned to take place in Doha, Qatar from 14 to 18 May 2011.Other than 2010, when six teams competed for the title, now eight clubs from all continents will play for the trophy in two Preliminary Round groups with four teams each.The first stage is directly followed by the matches for Gold, Bronze and the places 5/6 and 7/8.In addition to hosts Al Sadd (QAT), IHF Super Globe title defenders Renovalia Ciudad Real (ESP) and the reigning VELUX EHF Men’s Champions League winners THW Kiel (GER) have already qualified for this year’s edition.Furthermore the continental champions from Asia, Africa, Pan-America and Oceania will participate. The eighth club will be another team from hosting nation Qatar (wild card owner).Previous IHF Super Globe winners 1997 in Vienna, Austria: Teka Santander (ESP) 2002 in Doha, Qatar: Al Sadd (QAT) 2007 in Cairo, Egypt: Ciudad Real (ESP) 2010 in Doha, Qatar: Ciudad Real (ESP) read more


Hawaï activité intense pour le volcan le plus actif du monde

Posted On Sep 20 2019 by

first_imgHawaï : activité intense pour le volcan le plus actif du mondeUne nouvelle cheminée du volcan Kilauea s’est ouverte ce week-end, crachant des jets de lave de plus de 20 mètres de haut, ont indiqué les scientifiques de l’Observatoire volcanologique d’Hawaï.Un des volcans les plus actifs du monde, le Kilauea à Hawaï, offre depuis samedi un spectacle à couper le souffle aux scientifiques de l’Observatoire volcanologique de l’archipel américain. Ces derniers ont pu observer des fissures se former, ainsi qu’un cratère, le Pu’u O’o, s’effondrer. Un événement qui a entraîné des jets de lave de plus de 20 mètres de haut. Par ailleurs, 150 tremblements de terre d’une faible intensité ont été enregistrés samedi et dimanche.Les visiteurs et randonneurs doivent faire très attention, ont indiqué les scientifiques. Les zones se trouvant à proximité de la nouvelle cheminée peuvent entrer en éruption ou s’effondrer sans prévenir. À lire aussiLe Kilimandjaro, un volcan dormant caché dans la plus haute montagne d’AfriqueDepuis 1983, le cône du Pu’u O’o crache, sans interruption, des millions de mètres cubes de lave chaque année. Cette lave coule vers l’océan situé à environ onze kilomètres en aval. Plusieurs hameaux ont déjà été rayés de la carte. En même temps, la lave refroidissant et durcissant au contact de l’océan a jusqu’à présent agrandi l’île de plus de 200 hectares de nouvelle terre.Découvrez l’éruption de cette nouvelle cheminée en vidéo sur Maxisciences.Le 7 mars 2011 à 12:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Two taken to hospital one by helicopter after motorcycle crash near Woodland

Posted On Sep 19 2019 by

first_imgTwo people were hurt, one so seriously they were transported to a hospital via helicopter, following a motorcycle crash near Woodland on Sunday afternoon.The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to a single-vehicle crash at the 41100 block of Northwest Hayes Road, in Clark County east of Woodland, around 4:30 p.m.The sheriff’s office said the preliminary investigation showed that a single motorcycle with two riders, heading east on Hayes Road, failed to negotiate a corner.The motorcycle struck a guardrail, ejecting the rear rider and sending her down a 20- to 30-foot embankment. A Life Flight helicopter transported the rider, a 40-year-old woman, to a hospital with what the sheriff’s office described as critical injuries.The driver, a 33-year-old man, suffered what appeared to be minor injuries, the sheriff’s office said, and he was taken in an ambulance to a hospital.The sheriff’s office traffic unit was investigating.last_img read more


Gambia striker operated

Posted On Sep 19 2019 by

first_imgBy Sulayman BahGambian player, Bacari Kambi Njie, went under the knife following an injury he picked up during the course of a league match.The 25-year-old striker, who trades in the Bulgarian premier league, suffers from ligament damage after he was roughly marshalled in a match for his club, Cherenomore.The left-footer clutched his ankle grimacing in sheer agony as he was stretchered before being helped to his feet by a club official. It was not until a scan was conducted that the extent of his injury was determined.He’s not expected to be back until some weeks. At the moment the attacker who was snapped by Spanish Laliga club Espanyol in 2012 before being released a year later, remains upbeat after undergoing a successful surgery.Kambi scored eleven goals on his first season last term]]>last_img read more


Government to Promote Investment in Aquaculture to Meet Fisheries Demand

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 21, 2017 – Nassau – The Government of The Bahamas will promote investments in aquaculture, mariculture and modern sea farming strategies.It will undertake a study of the country’s marine resources with a view to creating opportunities for the artificial propagation and enhancement of local fish stocks to assist in addressing growing demands for fish and aquaculture products, regionally and globally, and the ‘steep rise’ in the importation of fish and fisheries products over the last decade.According to fisheries experts, artificial propagation involves human intervention in the process of natural propagation and has the advantages of better rates of fertilization and hatching, protection against enemies and unfavourable environmental conditions, and provides better conditions for growth and survival.The practice can vary in different parts of the world, depending on local conditions and facilities, but artificial propagation starts with the collection and further rearing of naturally produced egg, spawn, or fry, or with the production of the egg itself through artificial inducement followed by controlled fertilization, hatching, and rearing of larvae and fry.Besides natural and semi-artificial propagation, artificial propagation carried out in a well-equipped hatchery is the up-to-date way in which the necessary quantity of fry can be produced.Delivering the Keynote Address at the Opening Session of the 5th Meeting of ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific countries) Ministers in Charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Wednesday (September 20, 2017) at Melia Nassau Beach resort, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said his Administration will also seek the assistance of international organizations to provide ongoing technical and financial support to ensure the growth, protection, viability and sustainability of the country’s marine resources.The decision comes as studies show a ‘steep rise’ of 35 per cent in the importation of fish and fisheries products in just over a decade.   Prime Minister Minnis said fish imports are currently about 10 times higher than aquaculture production.Prime Minister Minnis said increasing growth in populations within the region, the impacts from a more demanding tourism industry, and the ongoing promotion of healthier lifestyles and diets, have spurred demand for healthy, safe and high-quality foods, including fish and aquaculture products.“Aquaculture production by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Countries has been around five per cent of total fish production by these countries in recent years,” Prime Minister Minnis said.He noted, “In most Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the aquaculture production is nearly insignificant.”By: Matt MauraPhoto caption:  Prime Minister Minnis addresses Ministers in Charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific, September 20, 2017 at Melia Nassau Beach resort. (Photo/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more


Fiber broadband coming to Nome by years end Quintillion says

Posted On Sep 9 2019 by

first_imgIn order to stay on schedule, Kristina Woolston, Quintillion’s Vice President of External Relations, says they will have three vessels in Alaskan waters this summer to install 40 more miles of fiber, which wasn’t completed last year.Listen nowQuintillion fiber optic cable ship (photo: KNOM)“(It’s) because we needed more time to get the desired burial depth that we needed off of Prudhoe Bay and Oliktok Point,” Woolston said. “So, that one critical piece is what we have left to install this summer, but the rest of the fiber that is currently installed is up and running and in test mode, so we’re able to see all of the connections and how the signals are moving. So, we are monitoring that 24/7 right now, even into the community of Nome, and we are very pleased with what we are seeing for the performance.”It is expected that none of the three vessels will be coming to Nome’s waters this summer, but Woolston says there is still a chance. After all the connections are made between the sea-based cable and the land-based cable, Woolston says the testing phase will then have to continue.“Once the cable — the fiber — is installed, then, we have to do a series of interconnections and splices with the existing fiber,” Woolston said. “Then our customers, the telecommunications providers, then they need to do their interconnections with our system, to make sure the equipment is speaking to each other. And then, yes, the signal goes live.”Fiber between Fairbanks and Deadhorse has been up and running since April, which is the initial connection for the rest of the coastal communities included in Quintillion’s project. Besides Nome, land-based fiber connections are present in Kotzebue, Utqiagvik, Wainwright, Point Hope, and Prudhoe Bay.When asked if there would be any new telecommunications providers coming to Nome and contracting with Quintillion to provide faster internet to customers, Woolston could not give specifics.“I think you’ll start to see more information being provided to the end users as the summer goes on and the fall comes into play, and we move closer to that ‘turning on the service’ date of December 1,” Woolston said.Quintillion is also looking to expand its network to other communities in the state; however, it is unclear at this time as to which ones.last_img read more


Kims surprise talks offer a defining challenge for Trump

Posted On Sep 3 2019 by

first_imgKim Jong-UnNorth Korea’s surprise offer of nuclear talks has thrown Donald Trump the biggest global challenge of his administration and prompted a rare show of restraint from the usually outspoken president.Perched in the Oval Office, the 71-year-old president was uncharacteristically cautious.“I don’t want to talk so much about things that we don’t know yet,” he said, holding out for clarity about a seemingly enticing offer from Pyongyang.Details are still sketchy, but North Korea gave word it may be willing to freeze provocative weapons tests in return for talks with the United States.Kim Jong Un, the North’s leader, may even be willing to scrap nuclear weapons if Washington takes regime change and military action off the table.Later this week officials from South Korea, who brought the message from Kim, as well as officials from Japan and the United States, will huddle in Washington to compare notes.But until then, Trump voiced a tentative openness to North Korea’s “very positive” offer, even if his administration retains deep doubts.Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was reticent, telling Congress “I’m quite skeptical about all of this.”“Maybe this is a breakthrough. I seriously doubt it,” he said. “Hope springs eternal.”One senior administration official, who requested anonymity, suggested “it’s a good idea for everybody to keep some perspective, take a deep breath.”“We have a long history, 27 years, of talking to North Korea. There is also a 27-year history of them breaking every agreement they’ve ever made with the United States,” the official said.Options open -Trump’s willingness-at least for now-to drop his confrontational talk of wars and “little rocket men,” is part opportunity and part necessity.Evan Medeiros, a National Security Council director for Asia under Barack Obama, said it was likely Pyongyang-which has not yet spoken about the offer itself publicly-was trying to drive a wedge between South Korea and Washington.“I’m deeply skeptical” he told AFP. “Pyongyang will use talks to play for time and advantage.”The two treaty allies have not seen eye-to-eye, with the more dovish government of President Moon Jae-in favoring carrot over Washington’s stick.The US president being seen to prematurely slam the door on talks would put a massive strain on relations with Seoul and would likely spell the end of rigorously enforced international sanctions.It could also fuel divisions within Trump’s own administration, where National Security Advisor HR McMaster has reportedly taken a harder line in favor of military action than Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.Having lost a string of his most senior aides, including economic advisor Gary Cohn, Trump can hardly afford more resignations in protest.Even if North Korea is serious, according to Medeiros it is not clear that Trump, who is without an ambassador to Seoul, lost his nuclear special envoy and has hollowed out the State Department, has the wherewithal to engage in real talks and simultaneously keep the coalition pressing North Korea intact.Most analysts said Pyongyang won a decisive public relations victory over the United States at the Olympics last month, when Vice President Mike Pence appeared open to talks but North Koreans and South Koreans actually met.Military options -Trump’s other options are stark.US officials privately admit that a “bloody nose” strike-mooted to chasten Kim away from nukes or ballistic missile tests-was never under serious consideration.In reality, they say, any strike against North Korea would require overwhelming military force and would almost certainly put 30,000 US personnel and millions of other allied civilians in South Korea at immediate risk.Diplomacy would seem a better option, but Trump has made clear that unlike his predecessors, he will not let the situation “fester.”On Tuesday, he reportedly held talks with former UN ambassador John Bolton, who is tipped to replace McMaster and recently advocated a “first strike” against North Korea.During Trump’s first visit to the Oval Office in November 2016, then-president Obama warned him he may have to make a fateful decision about North Korea, according to those familiar with the talks.What he does now in the Oval Office could help decide whether this decades-long nuclear standoff ends on the battlefield or at the negotiating table.But as George W. Bush found in Iraq and Afghanistan, and as Richard Nixon found in Vietnam, wars have a way of defining presidencies.last_img read more