Kinder Morgan pipeline debate is dividing First Nations BC chief says

first_imgEmma PalingHuffPost CanadaThe debate over Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is breaking down relationships between Indigenous groups, according to the chief of one B.C. First Nation.“It’s another colonial machine that’s driving us apart from one another,” Bonaparte Indian Band Chief Ryan Day told HuffPost Canada in an interview.Bonaparte Indian Band Chief Ryan Day.While Kinder Morgan touts its 43 mutual benefit agreements with Indigenous groups in B.C. and Alberta, six First Nations fight the project’s approval in court. Day says he’s staying out of the debate. The pipeline won’t cross any of his reserve lands. However, Bonaparte is one of 17 bands that make up the Secwepemc nation, and for 518 km — or more than half of the project’s route — the new pipeline will go through Secwepemc’s traditional territory. “We are downstream from the pipeline, so it certainly will impact us … However, we’ve kind of left it up to directly affected upstream folks to engage more directly,” Day said. He said he would have liked to engage with Kinder Morgan, but his band doesn’t have the capacity to do so.“That’s where we’re at and I think that’s where a lot of communities are at. The bottom line is that we’re dealing with poverty.”For some First Nation leaders, Kinder Morgan’s project is seen as an opportunity to alleviate some of that poverty. Cheam chief says project will create jobs, business partnershipsErnie Crey, chief of Cheam First Nation, has become one of the project’s most vocal supporters. His nation of 547 people has an unemployment rate of 14.3 per cent, nearly double the B.C. average.He said the pipeline will bring a laundry list of opportunities for his Stó:lō nation: cash, which can be invested in future business projects; the opportunity to work with nearby companies to bid on contracts during construction; and work experience that members can bring with them to future jobs.“The benefits and the money that will flow from that will put this community in good stead for generations to come,” Crey told HuffPost Canada in an interview.Crey’s angry about the way some environmentalists and Indigenous associations have portrayed nations that signed agreements with Kinder Morgan. “If you were to believe some of these green groups and their allies, you would think that Ian Anderson, the head of Kinder Morgan Canada, drove out on to this reserve, found me, rolled down his car window, handed a cheque to me and said, ‘There you go, chief. Now I do enjoy your support for my pipeline, right chief?’” Crey said. In reality, he said, his council worked for over a year to negotiate a deal that would truly benefit its members.“The negotiations lasted a long time. They were exhaustive and exhausting and challenging for our young council here. But they went toe-to-toe with Ian Anderson’s negotiators and they came up with an agreement that’s going to mean a world of difference to this community.”While Crey says the project will be an economic game-changer, other chiefs worry it’ll be an environmental disaster.‘Drastic risk’ to Coldwater’s drinking waterColdwater Indian Band is one of the nations challenging the National Energy Board’s (NEB) approval of the project in court. If Coldwater’s challenge is successful, the pipeline’s approval will be set aside. Officials will then have to backtrack and re-do some consultations.The existing pipeline, built in the 1950s, runs right through Coldwater’s reserve. Kinder Morgan wants to build the new pipeline to the east of the reserve, through the nation’s traditional Nlaka’pamux territory, including areas that Coldwater says hold spiritual and cultural significance. This route will also see pipeline built right over an aquifer which provides drinking water for nearly half of the nation’s 850 members, according to a memorandum of fact filed by Coldwater’s lawyers. “Trans Mountain failed to identify, and was unaware of, the Aquifer when it selected this route and accessed the environmental effects of the Project,” the document states. “The New Pipeline represents a risk to the Aquifer from leakage and a drastic risk if there were to be a rupture of the pipeline. This is a major unreconciled issue for Coldwater that causes its people a high level of anxiety.” Coldwater’s chief, Lee Spahan, has indicated he has no intention of signing a deal with the Texas-based company.“If we have to, it’ll be our Standing Rock,” he told APTN. “For us it’s not about the politics, but the future of our community and ensuring we have access to clean, safe water.”This story was produced as part of #TrackingTransMountain, a collaborative reporting project from The Discourse, APTN News, and HuffPost Canada that aims to deepen the reporting on Indigenous communities affected by Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project.  Explore the interactive database here:last_img read more

Statement of Intent

A collaborative Statement of Intent has been developed in consultation with four faculties for a new undergraduate program: BSc Life Sciences.While the faculties of Applied Health Sciences and Mathematics and Science will be taking the lead on this program, the other two faculties, Humanities and Social Sciences, are also important partners.As part of the approval process the statement is being made available for the information of the University community to allow the opportunity for comment prior to moving to the next step of the internal quality assurance process.Please view the Statement of Intent online. The posting will remain in place for 21 days, until 4:30 p.m. on May 6, 2013.Comments on the above proposal must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. May 6, 2013 via email to the contacts below. When submitting your response, please include the new program title, BSc Life Sciences, in the subject line.Please send comments to: ARC-SOI@brocku.ca and James Mandigo. read more

UN refugee chief denies sexual harassment allegation

“It has been brought to my attention by Dileep Nair, Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight, Office of Internal Oversight Services, that a complaint about sexual harassment has been filed against me by a UNHCR staff member,” Mr. Lubbers said in a statement issued in Geneva by his spokesman. “The complaint refers to a formal meeting in my office on December 18, 2003. The meeting was attended by five other staff members. The complaint was filed on April 27 of this year, more than four months after the alleged harassment. In that meeting of last December 18, there was no improper behaviour on my part.” read more

Former Ohio State football players Reid Fragel Jake Stoneburner take on NFL

INDIANAPOLIS – The NFL Scouting Combine, a pinnacle of anatomical scrutiny in the world of sports, has already seen two former Ohio State football players endure its challenges. Five additional Buckeyes will face the gauntlet that is the Combine in the days to come. Former OSU right tackle Reid Fragel and former tight end Jake Stoneburner had their respective chances to impress NFL coaches and scouts, as they were put through a series of timed or measured drills along with the rest of the Combine’s offensive lineman, tight ends and specialists Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Tests included the 40-yard dash, bench press (225 pounds), vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle run. Fragel posted a 5.14-second run in the 40-yard dash, a 7.62 run in the three-cone drill and a 4.68 shuttle run, according to NFL.com. Fragel’s 33 repetitions on the bench press was sixth best in his position group. Fragel, the tight end-turned-offensive lineman with a year of experience at right tackle, posted the fourth-best broad jump in his position group at 9-foot-5, as well as a 30-inch vertical jump, according to NFL.com. Stoneburner, who was a tight end invitee to the Combine despite switching to wide receiver for his senior campaign at OSU, showed his speed in the 40-yard dash when he clocked in with a time of 4.65 seconds, according to NFL.com. Stoneburner’s 4.27-second 20-yard shuttle run time was the best time posted in his position group, as was his 11.5-second 60-yard shuttle run. The Dublin, Ohio, native also impressed with a 9-foot-8 broad jump – the fifth best mark in his position group. The tight end, who caught 13 touchdowns and 53 passes in his OSU career, had a 34.5-inch vertical jump (fourth best among tight ends), a 116-inch broad jump and a 7.12-second three-cone drill, according to NFL.com. Neither player was made available to the media following their workout. Next up for the troupe of former Buckeyes is Zach Boren, a fullback-turned-linebacker invited to the Combine as a fullback  (Boren had 12 rushing attempts for 40 yards and two touchdowns during OSU’s 2012 season). The remaining four Buckeyes at the Combine, including former defensive lineman and team captain John Simon, defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, linebacker Etienne Sabino and defensive end Nathan Williams, are scheduled to take the field for their tests on Monday. Combine activities conclude on Tuesday when defensive backs hit the turf. Sunday’s Combine activities begin at 9 a.m. read more

Mens Hockey Mason Jobst looks to lead Buckeyes back to tournament

Ohio State forward Mason Jobst holds off a Wisconsin forward as he crashes into senior goaltender Matt Tomkins during a Big Ten tournament semifinal game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. OSU lost 2-1. Credit: Courtesy of Ric KruszynskiIt would seem that this year could potentially be a step back for the No. 19 Ohio State men’s hockey team, but junior forward Mason Jobst is looking to do his part to avoid any possible regression.The Buckeyes come into this season off their first NCAA tournament bid since 2009. But after a first-round overtime loss to then-No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth, the team lost three goalies and much of its top talent, which included captain and forward Nick Schilkey, who led the team in goals with 27. Jobst is returning from a dominant sophomore campaign in which he tallied 19 goals and 36 assists, led the Big Ten in points with 55 and earned second team All-American honors. Now coming into his junior year, Jobst said while he looks to improve, his goals are more team-oriented.“I think it’s just improving on the last year, being more productive than I was last year,“ Jobst said. “It was a tough loss in the first round of the NCAAs and the second round of the [Big Ten tournament], so just trying push to get further in that, and hopefully win the Big Ten Championship and win a national championship.”Western Michigan assistant coach Todd Krygier still remembers the years he spent coaching Jobst with the United States Hockey League’s Muskegon Lumberjacks in junior hockey. He remembers not only the leadership of Jobst, but also the speed, playmaking ability and hockey IQ as standing out on the ice.“His character was off the charts,” Krygier said. “His work ethic, his ability to get along with others and pull a team together and lead a team on and off the ice was absolutely fantastic.”Krygier added that in his time as Jobst’s coach, the now standout forward received little recognition from other teams and that Ohio State was one of the only teams that reached out to him.“I talked to several NCAA teams over the couple years that I coached him, and Ohio State was the only team that listened,” Krygier said. “So congrats to Ohio State, they obviously made a great decision.”Jobst was named captain for the Buckeyes Wednesday. But Krygier said Jobsts’ leadership had been obvious to him for years prior as he was a captain on Muskegon for his final two seasons. “I’ve learned a lot the last couple of years from Nick Schilkey and I think he was a great leader off the ice and on the ice, so it’s just trying to take parts of what he’d done in the past and what I’ve done to get here and try to lead this team to a championship,” Jobst said.Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik also understood what types of positive qualities Jobst brings to the team in many aspects.“He’s a kid that carries himself on the ice and off the ice, he’s the one that leads our culture and does the right things,” Rohlik said. “When your team looks at a player like that, everybody feeds off it.”Size has always been the concern for Jobst, who stands 5-foot-8, but Krygier said he knew Jobst would overcome any obstacles in his way.“For Mason to produce in the USHL the way he did, and the style he played and the work ethic he had, there was no doubt in my mind that he was going to be an All-American hockey player,” Krygier said.Jobst said players like future NHL Hall of Famer Martin St. Louis, current Calgary Flames wing Johnny Gaudreau, and Columbus Blue Jackets wing Cam Atkinson — all 5-foot-9 or shorter — are succeeding in ways he hopes to one day. Jobst wears the No. 26 because of St. Louis.“[St. Louis] was kind of a guy that started paving the way for smaller guys in the NHL with how hard he worked and how skilled he was,” Jobst said.Jobst and the No. 19 Buckeyes open the regular season with a pair of games on the road against a Big Ten opponent in No. 12 Wisconsin.“We’re getting right after it, playing a team that knocked us out of the Big Ten playoffs last year so I think we’re itching to get in there, and it should be a good atmosphere and a lot of fun,” Jobst said.Rohlik said Jobst is a special kind of player, and one who should only get better in this upcoming season.“As soon as you become satisfied you’re going to get passed up, and Mason’s not the kid that ever gets satisfied,” Rohlik said. read more

BT Sport regret that stance on Billy Vunipola was misinterpreted by some

first_img Short URL By Sinead Farrell BT Sport does not accept any sort of discrimination. BT Sport, like the sport of rugby, is inclusive and welcoming of people, players and fans from any background. Billy Vunipola (file pic). Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 95 Comments https://the42.ie/4605396 Wednesday 24 Apr 2019, 8:00 PM BT SPORT SAY they “regret” that their commentary in relation to Billy Vunipola was misinterpreted “by some viewers” during their live coverage of the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final between Munster and Saracens.In a statement released to The42, a spokesperson for the broadcaster has defended the commentary surrounding the Saracens player — insisting that BT Sport “does not accept any sort of discrimination.”They also say they regret that “some viewers felt we did not make BT’s position on this subject clear at all times.”Vunipola received a formal warning from his club ahead of the clash with the Irish province, over his defence of Israel Folau’s controversial anti-gay views on social media.He also wrote a separate post which included the line, “Man was made for woman to procreate that was the goal no?”Vunipola was roundly booed by fans during the game against Munster, and a supporter was also banned from the Ricoh Arena after confronting the number eight following Saracens’ 16-point win. A supporter confronts Vunipola after the game. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHODuring the live coverage, BT Sport’s match commentator Nick Mullins said “it’s probably been the toughest week, 10 days” of Vunipola’s life.“First time we’ve seen him smile for a while, I suspect,” Mullins added when speaking about the controversial player, who was selected as man of the match.The remarks generated a major negative reaction on social media, with many criticising Mullins for how he described the backlash to Vunipola’s stance on social media.BT Sport however, feel that the commentary was misread by some viewers, and said that the head of their rugby team, Craig Doyle, stated on air that homophobia has no place in sport.The statement reads: 43,096 Views Subscribe BT Sport ‘regret’ that stance on Billy Vunipola was misinterpreted by ‘some viewers’ during broadcast The broadcaster has released a statement to The42, in which it defends its coverage of the controversial Saracens player. Apr 24th 2019, 6:53 PM Share Tweet Email1 Billy Vunipola (file pic). Image: Simon Galloway “BT Sport and the on-screen team treated the appearance in the context of the rugby match and acknowledged how Billy’s performance may or may not have been affected by the last week and also the crowd’s reaction to him.“We understand that this is a highly sensitive issue and we will always do our best to report these issues in a responsible manner.We regret that during a live broadcast, where context can be misappropriated, some viewers felt we did not make BT’s position on this subject clear at all times.“We have listened to the responses to the recent coverage and remain focused on ensuring we provide the best possible rugby coverage going forward.”Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Image: Simon Gallowaylast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Nexus à quoi sert le baromètre

first_imgSamsung Galaxy Nexus: à quoi sert le baromètre ?Le Samsung Galaxy Nexus est annoncé depuis quelques jours qu’il fait déjà beaucoup parler de lui. Dernière information en date: il sera le premier équipé d’un baromètre. Mais pourquoi faire?Un baromètre dans un téléphone, quelle drôle d’idée. La question que se pose tous les amateurs de téléphonie est pourquoi diable Samsung a tenu à intégrer cet instrument. Pour jouer la surenchère d’équipements face aux autres constructeurs? Pour un service météo plus poussé? La réponse est moins évident et plus simple.À lire aussiArirang AS1201, Achim : la Corée du Nord se dote d’un smartphone Android et d’une tablette tactile C’est Dan Morrill, un ingénieur travaillant chez Google sur Android, qui a donné l’explication via son profil Google +, selon Engadget. Le baromètre servira à accroître considérablement la réception GPS de l’appareil. Ainsi l’altitude sera mesurée et ajoutée à la longitude et la latitude pour une précision parfaite. Il souligne également qu’un appareil avait déjà intégré un baromètre. Il s’agissait de la tablette Motorola XOOM.Ce téléphone déjà considéré comme un sérieux rival à l’iPhone 4S, sera disponible en novembre dans le monde entier. Le 21 octobre 2011 à 17:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Le député Yves Bur part en guerre contre le tabagisme

first_imgLe député Yves Bur part en guerre contre le tabagismeLe député UMP Yves Bur se bat sur tous les fronts contre le tabagisme et l’industrie du tabac. Il a même remis hier au ministre de la Santé un rapport préconisant une série de mesures destinés à favoriser sa lutte.Cela fait plusieurs semaines que le député UMP Yves Bur avait annoncé des propositions “assez fortes” et celles-ci n’ont pas déçu. Hier, Yves Bur a remis hier au ministre de la Santé Xavier Bertrand un rapport qui vise le tabagisme et l’industrie du tabac. Le député y préconise ce qu’il appelle “une approche globale” avec pour ambition de diviser par deux le nombre de fumeurs. Résultat escompté : que moins de 15% de la population fume en 2025 (contre 30 % aujourd’hui).Le rapport recommande en premier lieu la mise en place d'”une structure interministérielle spécifique pour la lutte contre le tabac”, “un interlocuteur unique” qui serait désigné par le Premier ministre. Selon M. Bur, il est nécessaire de “revoir la politique fiscale des produits du tabac” et de “fixer des objectifs de hausses efficaces des prix”. De plus, le député propose d’instaurer une taxe sur le chiffre d’affaires des fabricants, de façon à ce que l’industrie du tabac paye pour les dégâts qu’elle engendre. En effet, selon lui, les recettes fiscales du tabac sont de l’ordre de 11 milliards d’euros par an tandis que le coût des maladies liées au tabac atteint 18 milliards. Un manque à gagner de 7 milliards d’euros, “l’équivalent du déficit de la sécurité sociale pour 2012”. Mais les buralistes sont eux aussi visés puisque le député recommande de revoir leur statut, afin “de ne plus lier leur rémunération au volume de ventes de tabac”. Autres recommandations : imposer aux fabricants un “paquet neutre standardisé”, peu attractif, et d’introduire la “vente sous le comptoir”, de façon à ne pas laisser les paquets de tabac en vue. Le député souhaite également renforcer les moyens de faire appliquer les interdictions en vigueur, et notamment l’interdiction de vente aux mineurs. Pour cela, il préconise des opérations “testings” et des sanctions “dissuasives” pouvant aller jusqu’à la révocation de licence.Aider les fumeurs à cesser leur consommation À lire aussiPourquoi prend-on du poids quand on arrête de fumer ?Enfin, “l’interdiction de fumer devant des enfants doit devenir une règle”, que cela soit en voiture, à la plage ou ailleurs. En ce qui concerne les fumeurs, des aides pourraient être mises en place pour les aider à arrêter leur consommation. Le rapport recommande une prise en charge gratuite pour les personnes en ALD (affections de longue durée), pour les femmes enceintes et pour les bénéficiaires de la CMU.Bien entendu, de vives réactions ne se sont pas faites attendre. Le président de la confédération nationale des buralistes, Pascal Montredon,, “très en colère”, a qualifié auprès de l’AFP des “propositions torchon”, y voyant le contraire du “travailler plus pour gagner plus”. De son côté, Yves Bur a précisé que le programme qu’il propose “s’inscrit sur la durée de deux quinquennats”. Il a également souligné que “ce serait vraiment à l’honneur des candidats à la présidentielle de dire clairement qu’ils feront de la lutte contre le tabagisme le chantier présidentiel en termes de santé”.Le 2 mars 2012 à 14:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Lego Overwatch Sets Leak on Target App

first_imgStay on target Our first look at the collaboration between Lego and Blizzard was a single, limited-edition Bastion. Now the rest of the sets have rained down like so many loot boxes.Thanks to Target’s gift registry app we now know that there are six more sets on the way. Since they’ve already been added to Target’s database, it seems like a safe bet that they’ll be on store shelves relatively soon.Let’s take a look at what appears to be the full roster of upcoming Lego Overwatch sets (courtesy TheBrickFan), shall we?First up is another excellent Bastion (above). The new version is a lot more detailed than the limited edition one. It’s a 602-piece set with plenty of playability. Bastion is fully articulated and configured in sentry mode — complete with flip-down gatling gun. This set retails for $49.99… light brick and batteries included!The most modest of the sets is the $14.99, 129-piece Tracer vs. Widowmaker. Next in line is the 197-piece Hanzo vs. Genji set which sells for $19.99. If you’re just after some Overwatch minifigs, you can’t go wrong with these two sets.From there it’s on to the medium-sized builds. Dorado Showdown features McCree, Reaper, and Soldier 76. It’s a fun little scene that includes a transport truck and a nod to the town’s festival. It’s priced at $29.99.Next we’ve got a pair of brick-built behemoths. D.Va vs. Reinhardt pits the speedy, agile mech against everyone’s favorite hammer-toting Hasselhoff fan. The 455-piece set will set you back $39.99.Last— but definitely not least — is Watchpoint: Gibraltar. It’s both the biggest (730 pieces) and most expensive ($89.99) set of the bunch. It also comes with the most minifigs — Mercy, Pharah, Reaper, and Winston (a big-fig, naturally).Now that you know what the sets look like and how much they’ll cost there’s just two things left to do: rework your Lego budget and keep your eyes peeled for the release date.More on Geek.com:Craziest, Most Over-the-Top Lego SetsMost Powerful, Responsible Spider-Man ToysThe First Lego Overwatch Set is a Limited Edition Buildable Bastion The New Lego UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Is Nearly Four Feet LongLego Makes Building Sets Accessible to the Blind last_img read more

Father of murdered Vancouver man offers 50000 reward

first_img For phone tips: 1-877-CRIME11 or Detective Todd Barsness at 360-397-2040E-mail tip can be sent to: MC793DJB@gmail.comThose who wish to mail their tips can send them to:Detective Barsness, P.O. Box 410 Vancouver, WA 98666Donald James Brown was a hard-working man who made big money working on a large Alaskan fishing vessel and took a lesser-paying job in the Vancouver area to be with his son, Dustin.But in February 2007, Donald Brown was found dead in his Orchards home, stabbed in the head and back by an unknown assailant.Now his father, Donald Brown Sr., a semi-retired insurance agent who lives in Gresham, Ore., is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the unsolved murder.Brown was stabbed in his back with a large hunting knife, an injury that severed his spine, his father said.His son was 39 and Dustin was 11.“Hopefully someone will come forward,” the father said. “Times are tough and $50,000 doesn’t grow on trees.”With the murder unsolved by Major Crimes Team detectives with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the victim’s family has searched for witnesses and information on their own.The family also is working with a new crop of sheriff’s detectives, supervised by Sgt. Kevin Allais. They all yearn for the killer or killers to be identified, arrested and convicted.The father said his son was a hard worker who had to leave a job paying about $120,000 a year as an engineer on a large fishing and ice-packing vessel, called a “mother ship,” in Alaska to take care of Dustin. At the time of his murder, he was working as an engineer at Frito-Lay. Donald Brown, murder victim.last_img read more

Circle of Brotherhood announces antigun violence campaign

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The Circle of Brotherhood announced the commencement of an anti-gun violence campaign.The campaign, called Operation Hunger Strike, aims to make an impact on both members of the community and those who commit gun violence.The announcement took place at an event held at the Dr. Dorothy Bendross Mindingall Social and Economic Institute in Miami, Saturday morning“Our number one, to plead to those who are shooting to put the guns down,” said a Circle of Brotherhood spokesperson as he addressed the crowd. “Number two, to reach the hearts and minds of the community with honest dialogue and also bring national and international attention to the need for more resources to combat urban gun violence.”Families of victims of gun violence showed support, saying it represents hope in battling gun violence.The Circle of Brotherhood is an organization dedicated to multiple causes.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Bonnier Creates Luxury Lifestyle Unit

first_imgBonnier Corp. is moving five of its luxury and lifestyle brands under a new publishing unit in an effort to leverage the products collectively to marketers. The new group will include Saveur, Ski, Skiing, Snow and Garden Design.Saveur publisher Merri Lee Kingsly has been tapped to lead the new group as vice president of publishing. “I look forward to leveraging all of these great assets across the board to our marketing partners,” she says in a statement. “This new group also allows us to bring new integrated opportunities that were not possible before.”Kingsly [pictured] will continue to oversee Saveur as publisher, a spokesperson tells FOLIO:. Through the first half, Saveur saw advertising pages jump 22.6 percent compared to the same period in 2009, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures. Ski, however, saw pages fall 16.8 percent, and Skiing’s pages tumbled 41 percent. (Snow and Garden Design are not tracked by PIB.)In addition to the magazine brands, the newly-created unit will include snow sports film production company Warren Miller Entertainment and NASTAR, a recreational ski and snowboard race program.last_img read more

As first hunt on emperor geese begins officials ask for conservative hunting

first_img80 percent of the world’s Emperor Goose population breeds on a 10-mile-wide strip that runs from Kongiganak, up the coast of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, to Hooper Bay. This year, for the first time in 30 years, federal managers have opened a subsistence hunt for the birds. The geese haven’t migrated to the Delta yet, and the feds are trying to encourage conservative hunting of the vulnerable species before they get here.Listen nowBryan Daniels is a waterfowl biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He said the point is to hunt the birds conservatively so they won’t have to close the hunt again.“With the season opening for Emperor Geese for the first time in 30 years. There is a concern of overharvest of Emperor Geese, because they’re ignorant to a lot of hunting activities, because they haven’t been harvested, so they haven’t learned how to avoid hunters,” Daniels said.Here are four suggestions to prevent overharvesting Emperor Geese and keep the population growing:-Limit how many birds a hunter takes.-Only take juvenile birds with dark heads as opposed to adult birds with white heads that could be breeding.-Target one bird at a time instead of spraying the flock.-And only take one or two eggs from a nest.That’s the information managers are trying to get out to the coastal villages before the birds land on the Delta. Except Friday, they ran into a problem. Instead of being on a plane to Hooper Bay, Daniels was grounded in his Bethel office by fog. This month he’s traveling to six YK Delta communities to ask hunters to take it easy on the Emperor Geese.“I went to Chevak on Wednesday the 12th. I’m supposed to be going to Hooper Bay today. Chefornak on April 17. Toksook Bay on April 19. Nightmute on April 21, and Newtok on April 28,” Daniels said.With the fog, Daniels never made it to Hooper Bay. That visit has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 18.At the villages, Daniels and a Yup’ik-speaking U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff member will present a PowerPoint in Yup’ik and English to the Tribal Council. Their message:“Hunt conservatively this year, so we can continue hunting them into the future, and we never have to close it again,” Daniels said.In the mid-1980s, the Emperor Goose population dropped dangerously low, and since then, hunters have abstained from harvesting them to allow the population to grow.Now, the population is just above the threshold to sustain a hunt, and managers, like Daniels, are urging a conservative approach during this first season.Along with being unaccustomed to being hunted, Emperor Geese have behaviors that make them vulnerable to over-harvest. Like when one is shot, the family members will circle the fallen bird instead of flying away, making them easy targets.Also, the birds lay eggs later in life, and don’t lay every year. And the rates for the birds living past their first year is lower than other geese species.To help managers see how the harvest goes, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hiring one person from each of the six coastal communities they’re visiting to collect data.“There’s no personal information written on the sheet,” Daniels said. “Just the village that you’re from, the date, how many Emperor Geese you’ve harvested, and then we try to get the age, whether it’s an adult or juvenile, the [sex] of the goose, and the weight of the goose.”The position runs about six weeks from now until the beginning of June. The Emperor Geese are expected to arrive on the YK Delta in mid to late May.last_img read more

Infosys to outperform peers in Q2

first_imgInfosys is expected to post robust earnings results for the second straight quarter, outperforming its peers on “healthy client mining and absence of client specific issues.”Analysts expect the India’s second largest IT firm to record a sequential revenue growth of 6.2% for the July-September quarter in rupee terms, while the figures for its rivals Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Wipro and HCL Technologies are estimated to be 5.8%, 5.3% and 3.2%, respectively, Business Standard reported.Although TCS is projected to post decent numbers for the quarter, investors are likely to focus on its revenue growth from Diligenta and energy businesses, which have weighed on the India’s largest IT firm’s earnings in the past few quarters.Revenues of Wipro and HCL Technologies are likely to witness pressure from unfavourable cross currency movements in the quarter. Last week, India’s fourth largest IT firm, HCL Tech, had warned that its revenue would be hit by currency fluctuations in the July-September quarter.”During this quarter, revenues to be reported in US dollar would have an adverse impact of 80 basis points on account of sharp depreciation of multiple currencies against US dollar,” HCL Tech said in a statement to the BSE.The revenue growth for the top four domestic IT firms is estimated at come between 1.8% to 4.6% in constant currency terms, with Infosys leading the pack and HCL Tech remaining as the laggard.Further, TCS and Infosys are expected to show a 50-100 basis points improvement in margins helped by rupee depreciation and a decline in visa costs. On the other hand, salary hikes are likely to weigh on the margins of both Wipro and HCL Technologies.While TCS’s profit is expected to see a growth of 7% sequentially, Infosys is likely to record a net profit of 6.4% in the quarter. Wipro is expected to announce flat growth in net profit, while HCL Tech’s profit is forecast to dip by 3.2% sequentially on the back of client-related issue.Recently, HCL warned that its earnings would be negatively impacted by some client-related issue. It estimates $20 million revenue loss from differences with one of its major clients.Besides, a muted guidance given by global software giant Accenture for its next financial year has raised doubts over Indian IT companies posting a double-digit growth in the coming quarters. Accenture gave a much lower revenue guidance of 5-8% for the financial year ending August 2016 compared to its revenue growth of 11% recorded in the previous year.last_img read more

Oil falls as dark clouds appear ahead of producer meeting

first_imgOil prices fell on Thursday as OPEC warned of slowing demand and Russia hinted that there would only be a loose agreement with little commitments at the upcoming exporter meeting to rein in ballooning oversupply.Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs said that productivity gains by U.S. shale producers were keeping alive its “deflationary outlook” for oil prices as drillers manage to adjust to lower prices instead of going out of business.Brent crude futures were at $43.66 a barrel at 0123 GMT, half a dollar, or 1 percent, below their last close.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were also down 1 percent at $41.60.Russian oil minister Alexander Novak told a briefing that a deal on an output freeze scheduled this weekend will be loosely-framed with few detailed commitments.”The agreement will not be very rigidly formulated, it is more of a gentlemen’s agreement,” one of those present said, paraphrasing Novak’s words at the gathering.A second person present said: “there is no plan to sign binding documents.”This would make it unlikely that the meeting by top exporters in Qatar on Sunday will successfully rein in production of around 2 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude in excess of demand.Morgan Stanley said in a note that “we think any agreement actually sets up bearish catalysts for the months ahead.”With the likelihood of a binding freeze by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia fading, analysts will look to the U.S. oil industry to see if lower drilling will result in falling production.Here too, the outlook is for production to remain higher than many expected.”Shale productivity gains remain a key driver of our long-term deflationary outlook for oil prices,” said Goldman Sachs.”Our analysis of shale productivity (is) broadly in line with our expectations for 3 percent to 10 percent yoy (year-on-year) increases,” it added.With no end in sight to the supply glut, much will depend on demand to determine the size of the market’s oversupply.While demand has been strong, supported largely from Asia, OPEC on Wednesday cut its 2016 forecast for global demand growth and warned of further reductions.World demand will grow by 1.20 million bpd in 2016, OPEC said in its monthly report, 50,000 bpd less than expected previously.”Economic developments in Latin America and China are of concern. Current negative factors seem to outweigh positive ones and possibly imply downward revisions in oil demand growth.”Morgan Stanley pointed to several bearish risks for oil, including “significant selling pressure from producer hedging if prices rise (and) reemerging macro headwinds.”The bank said it was “bearish oil prices into 2H16” and that “sustaining a price above $45 WTI in the front will be difficult into 2017.”last_img read more

Local Author Shares His Story of Mass Incarceration at UDC

first_imgThe University of the District of Columbia College of Arts and Sciences will host Washington-based author and community organizer, Tony Lewis Jr. on Sept. 30. Lewis will present his latest literary work that details  his life and struggles as the son of one of the biggest kingpins in the history of the city. Join Lewis at the UDC Theater of the Arts at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW. as he presents his latest offering,  “Slugg: A Boy’s Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” which he calls a “blueprint for survival” for those feeling the effects of living in a drug-ridden city. The event will start at 7 p.m., with a pre-presentation reception starting at 6 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public, however the reception is $50. Both segments require registration. For more information and to register, visit: udc.edu/college_of_arts_and_sciences/cas_big_read_tony_lewis or contact Kemmell Watson at: kemmell.watson@udc.edu or 202- 274-5807.last_img read more

Internet Archive 78 rpm records archive is online

first_imgInternet Archive 78 rpm records archive is online by Martin Brinkmann on August 10, 2017 in Internet – 9 commentsThe Great 78 Project is a new project by the Internet Archive to preserve 78 rpm records that has released about 26000 records as of today.The project will publish a new digitized 78 rpm record every 10 minutes, and announces new publications on the project’s official Twitter account. According to the project’s homepage, project members have access to more than 200000 records.78 rpm records were published between about 1898 to the 1950s. The most popular and commercially successful recordings have been rereleased as LPs or CDs, but many have not.While the commercially viable recordings will have been restored or remastered onto LP’s or CD, there is still research value in the artifacts and usage evidence in the often rare 78rpm discs and recordings. Already, over 20 collections have been selected by the Internet Archive for physical and digital preservation and access.Tip: The Internet Archive is home to many preservation projects. You can read classic computer magazines there, and play and download DOS and classic computer games.Internet Archive 78 rpm records archiveThe digitized copies of the original 78 rpm records preserve imperfections and the surface noise of the recordings. The recordings were released mostly on Shellac, a fragile predecessor to the LP.The main entry point of the 78 rpm records archive is found here. It lists the available records, and provides searching and filtering options. Filters provide you with options to limit the results in multiple ways. You may filter by year, collection, creator, or language for instance.The dominant language of the recordings is English, but you find a couple of hundred recordings in languages such as Polish, Spanish, Italian or German as well there.Creators refer to the artists that created the recording. You get a big list of names when you open the full artists listing. Popular artists include Bing Crosby, Guy Lombardo, Gene Autry, Jim Dorsey, Paul Whiteman, or Glenn Miller.A click on a recording opens it on the Internet Archive website. You can play it right on the page thanks to the embedded music player that you find attached to the top of the page.This page lists information about the recording — publisher, author, digitization, catalog number and user reviews — and download options. Provided are several formats including FLAC, OGG and MP3. There is no option to download the entire collection of records though at this point in time.Closing WordsThe new collection is interesting to fans and researchers alike. Fans may download rare recordings of artists they like to listen to.Now You: Remember Shellac?SummaryArticle NameInternet Archive 78 rpm records archive is onlineDescriptionThe Great 78 Project is a new project by the Internet Archive to preserve 78 rpm records that has released about 26000 records as of today.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | March 16, 2009 University of Notre Dame Researchers Choose Carestream’s Molecular Imaging System News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more March 16, 2009 – The University of Notre Dame is using the KODAK In-Vivo Multispectral Imaging System FX from Carestream Molecular Imaging for in vivo and in vitro optical molecular imaging research of infectious disease, bone disease, cancer and other medical applications.The In Vivo Imaging Core, part of the recently commissioned Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF), will utilize the system for a range of imaging techniques including chemiluminescent, fluorescent, X-ray and radioisotopic applications. “The KODAK Multispectral System is very popular in our core imaging facility because it offers our researchers four powerful imaging modalities in a single system, and we use them all,” said W. Matthew Leevy, Ph.D., research professor and managing director of the In Vivo Imaging Core, University of Notre Dame. “Of particular value is the multi-modal capability,” he added. “The system’s X-ray mode provides a convenient anatomical map with which to precisely co-register and accurately localize optical or radioisotopic signals emanating from target disease cells. This is an extremely powerful and useful combination.” Notre Dame’s In Vivo Imaging Facility focuses on noninvasive methods to observe and image various disease models and biological processes in living systems. It is colocated with the Freimann Life Science Center (FLSC), which provides a full range of veterinary services. Together the NDIIF and FSLC provide animal care and imaging services to a wide range of investigators at the University and regional levels. The KODAK In-Vivo Multispectral Imaging System FX is designed to enable researchers to precisely locate and monitor changes in molecular activity of specific areas of interest—long before morphological changes can be detected—expediting the development of effective therapeutics for disease treatment.For more information: www.carestreamhealth.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more Related Content Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read morelast_img read more

Cardi B Meek Mill Migos to perform at Summer Jam

first_imgCardi B, Meek Mill, Migos to perform at Summer Jam concert NEW YORK — Cardi B, Meek Mill and Migos will perform at the annual Summer Jam concert, one of the year’s top hip-hop shows.New York radio station Hot 97 announced Monday that the June 2 concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will also include performances by Tory Lanez, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, City Girls, Davido and Funk Flex.Tickets go on sale Friday. Rich the Kid, Casanova, Melii, Megan Thee Stallion and Kash Doll will also hit the stage at Summer Jam, which typically includes a number of surprise guest performers.Summer Jam will also host its Festival Stage for emerging artists, starting at 4 p.m. Eastern. Performers include Trippie Redd, City Girls, Blueface, Melii, Nicole Bus and G4 Boyz.___Online:http://www.hot97.com/summerjamMesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Apr 1, 2019 2:58 pm PDT FILE – This Feb. 17, 2019 file photo shows rapper Meek Mill performing before the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. Cardi B, Meek Mill and Migos will perform at the annual Summer Jam concert, one of the year’s top hip-hop shows, on June 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Animal party censures state officials over poor treatment of dogs

first_imgThe Animal Party on Monday condemned hunters, the parties who represent them, as well as various municipalities, over the growing numbers of abandoned and stray dogs during or straight after the first day of the hunting season. At the same time, dog shelters in Cyprus are full and the volunteers’ funds are drying up while dog rescuers are losing hope.The head of the Cyprus animal party, Kyriakos Kyriakou, told the Cyprus Mail that the main reason why there are so many abandoned dogs was that parties who are reliant upon hunters’ votes, voted in favour of having more than two dogs per hunter – as more dogs potentially mean more game. However, according to Kyriakou, is that a large number of these dogs are too young and untrained to deal with the demands that are placed upon them by the hunters:“Some of these dogs sit in the owners’ backyard or garage for over 6 months before the hunting season, with no training whatsoever. Therefore, when they are released in the wild to engage in hunting, some of them run away as their inexperience makes them scared of the gunshots. The hunters then are not bothered to spend the time to find them and so they get lost.” Kyriakou said hunters should be required to declare how many dogs they own, as police usually check for hunting licenses but hardly ever check on the status of the dogs — how many dogs each hunter took with them and their status after the foray.Last week, just before the opening day, the Game Fund released a statement urging hunters to be careful from the sun, to avoid alcohol consumption, and to wear the appropriate clothing and sunglasses, among others. Nowhere in the statement did the service mention anything about the dogs, which are a fundamental ‘tool’ in the hunt, Kyriacou said.In a statement on Monday, the party asked the interior ministry and the game fund to introduce provisions holding hunters accountable over the use of dogs during the hunting season – mandating declarations as to which dogs are used for a given hunt and the welfare of those dogs afterwards.While some municipalities are making an honest effort by working with volunteers so that some of the dogs find homes, the animal party says that there are not many funds allocated by the government to make a real difference. For example, the shelters that are provided by the city are usually temporary – and even those are full. This is a major problem as the law requires that dogs that are not claimed by their owner or are not found homes within a 15-day period, have to be euthanised.Apart from the abandoned hunting dogs, the party said it has received many complaints about dog poisonings — something that local hunters reportedly do to prevent other hunters from hunting in what they consider ‘their area’. You May LikeTypeSEnd Blind Spots and Fender Benders In Any Vehicle!TypeSUndoAutos +The 10 Most Expensive Cars To InsureAutos +UndoCar NovelsRemember Mac From ‘JAG’? See What Cast Is Up ToCar NovelsUndo Property owners price themselves out of the marketUndoKorkolis brings magic to the stageUndoRussian opposition leader Navalny hospitalised for allergic reactionUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more