Canadian cricketer among four arrested for gold smuggling

first_imgNew Delhi: In a major catch, a Canadian cricketer is among four people arrested by Customs Department sleuths at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth Rs 1.7 crore into the country.The official said that all the four accused, two men and as many women, are relatives and had arrived from Bangkok. The investigation further revealed that the accused had confessed of smuggling gold in past too. According to the press statement, three Indian nationals and one Canadian passport holder arrived at T-3 IGI airport on June 7. The accused were intercepted by the customs officers at IGI airport after they had crossed the green channel. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarA detailed personal and baggage search of the passengers resulted in the recovery of five gold pieces, collectively weighing 5.2 kg and having a market value of Rs 1.7 crore, an official said. The recovered gold items have been seized under relevant sections of the Customs Act. They went to Bangkok on Wednesday and returned on Saturday on a combined ticket booked by one of the passengers, identified as Rakesh Luthra, the Customs Department said in a statement issued on Tuesday. The two male passengers, including the cricketer, have reportedly confessed of smuggling 5.46 kg gold worth Rs 1.72 crore in past, it said. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceThe accused cricketer is a Canadian national. He has represented Canada in the ICC under-19 World Cup held in Bangladesh, the officials said. All the four accused were refused bail on production before a magistrate here and sent to judicial custody, they added. “Further investigation is under progress to get the detailed clue,” added official. Earlier two men have been arrested by customs officials at Delhi airport for allegedly smuggling gold and forex worth lakhs by concealing them in the rectum in two separate cases. With agencies inputslast_img read more

Frank Lampard To Be Honoured With Nordoff Robbins Legends Of Football Award

first_imgNordoff Robbins has announced that this year’s recipient of the Nordoff Robbins Legends of Football Award will be former West Ham United, Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard.Frank’s glittering career has seen three league titles, 609 top-flight appearances and 177 goals, and he is rightly recognised as one of the all-time great Premier League players.He will join Sir Stanley Matthews, Sir Bobby Robson, Kenny Dalglish and last year’s recipient Steven Gerrardin receiving one of football’s greatest honours.Lampard said: “It’s a real honour for me to receive the Legends of Football award this year. Just seeing my name mentioned among those past winners is something to cherish.”And speaking specifically about Nordoff Robbins, Frank said in an interview on Friday with TalkSPORT’s Paul Hawksbee and Andy Jacobs: “It’s a special charity working on incredible stuff. There’s a lot of care involved and music therapy covers so many areas, it’s a pleasure to be involved.”In marking Lampard’s achievements, the Legends of Football evening, held in partnership with the Premier League, will raise funds for Nordoff Robbins.Premier League Executive Chairman, Richard Scudamore said:“Legends of Football is a fantastic event that combines the power and popularity of the Premier League and the music world to support the crucial work of Nordoff Robbins.“This year we look forward to celebrating the career of Frank Lampard, who had a remarkable playing career and is a Premier League icon.“His professionalism on and off the pitch makes him a great role model for young people and his support for this year’s Legends of Football promises to make it a very special event.”Nordoff Robbins CEO, Julie Whelan, said:“Events like the Legends of Football are vital to us as a charity,” said Julie Whelan, CEO of Nordoff Robbins. Nordoff Robbins receive no government funding and we rely on the generosity of our supporters to keep our services going. We thank everyone involved in this event for their hard work and dedication and a big thank you to all who attend – every penny raised goes directly towards our music therapy delivery, helping us to change more lives through music.”Legends of Football will celebrate the career of Frank Lampard on 8 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel.last_img read more

Annual Safe Stop event educates people on School Bus Safety

first_img“The lights mean exactly the same thing as the traffic lights”, says Cindy Dettling, Safe Stop Coordinator. “If you approach an intersection and the lights turn amber, you slow down and prepare to stop, the rules for the bus lights are the same”.Safe Stop is inviting residents to stop by to look at the school buses and talk to the drivers.Dettling shares, there is a draw for a chance to win prizes which include concert tickets and gift cards.A big thank you to Moose FM, Canada Safeway, First Truck, Holiday Inn & Suites and the Encana Events Centre, for making Safe Stop a great experience. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – In celebration of Safe Stop Day residents are welcomed to come to participate at the Safe Stop event at the Canada Safeway parking lot.On Wednesday, September 25th, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm School 60 PAC will be hosting a BBQ with burgers and beverages by donation with all funds going back to the PAC.Safe Stop is a day dedicated to educating and reminding drivers to keep students safe by slowing down for the flashing amber lights and stopping for the flashing red lights on the back of yellow school buses.last_img read more

Coco Says Hello The First American Woman to Host a Moroccan

Rabat – In her new television show, “Hello, Maroc!” American lawyer, MENA consultant, and religious scholar Courtney Erwin demonstrates her mastery of Modern Standard Arabic through storytelling that bridges her experiences between Morocco and the US.Featured on the television station Télémaroc, “Hello, Maroc!” is the first Moroccan television show written and hosted by an American woman in Fusha, or formal Arabic. In 10 episodes, Erwin, or “Coco,” as she’s called in the program, discusses subjects ranging from dreams to violence, gender to heroes. The most striking aspect of the show is its total focus on Erwin; she is the cast, narrator, subject, and oftentimes, the only person seen onscreen. Erwin’s day-to-day life is revealed in sweeping shots of her wanderings—pondering natural expanses and Arabic novels, buying vegetables in the souk, preparing soup in her kitchen. Erwin has worked across the Middle East and North Africa as an outspoken advocate for the universal right to education, spearheading interfaith, peacebuilding, and human rights endeavors. Erwin currently lives in Morocco, where she serves as the Senior Program Specialist at the Mohamedian League of Religious Scholars. She also recently launched an immersive cultural, educational, and spiritual program, Illuminated Tours Morocco, with Dr. Omid Safi of Duke University. Erwin sat down with MWN to discuss her experience studying Arabic, living in Morocco, and filming her first television program.How in the world did you come to write and star in an Arabic television program in Morocco? Erwin: [Laughs] My friend Chama Darchoul is a journalist who writes a column for Al Akhbar, a daily paper owned by Rachid Niny, who recently had launched [the TV channel] Télémaroc and was looking for content. We were talking one day, and Chama proposed the idea.She told me that it could be about anything. I would think of a topic, write out the concept in Arabic, work with my Arabic teacher to correct my mistakes, and then re-edit. It took a very long time. The shows are each about six minutes, but for that short time period, filming alone could take an entire day, while recording my voice-over would take over an hour.I always used the framework of stories because I believe that stories are what connect. So, I would start with a story in Morocco and then link it to the US (or vice versa). Then, I would tie in my lesson-learning from the story, linking the topic to larger themes of mutual recognition and solidarity, love, and acceptance across the two cultures.What are your hopes for the program, in terms of audience and impact?Erwin: The purpose for me is to be a bridge between the two cultures and tell the stories between the US and Morocco. If the audience here in Morocco can connect to the stories and see themselves in the stories, then I’m delighted. When I asked people what they liked about the show, they said that they liked seeing how I see Morocco. And also, how I see America from here. I enjoy “switching people’s shoes” so that they can experience moments that shift their perspectives.Also, I love Arabic so much, and I have spent so much of my life learning it. If I can motivate Moroccans and Americans alike to re-engage with Fusha, and think, “If she can do it, I can do it,” then that is wonderful. I hope I can serve as an example to show non-native speakers that they really can learn and understand formal Arabic.Now that you said “hello” to Morocco, are there other projects, cross-cultural or otherwise, that you have in mind?Erwin: This opportunity appeared because I was in the right place at the right time, and I had a friend with a cool idea who encouraged me to do something I never would have done otherwise, and I am unbelievably grateful to Chama, Rachid Niny, my film and audio crews, and Telemaroc for believing in me…Though I am not pursuing other series, two projects have emerged out of this project. For the first, I would like to, ideally, take these stories, add twenty or so to the collection, and then put them into a book in Arabic…Eventually, I’d love to send the collection to Arabic institutes to serve as fairly easy-to-read and cross-cultural stories for students of formal Arabic. I’m also currently working on another writing project of letters to my father that attempt to connect Islamic civilization to his world, which is the world of an older, more conservative gentleman raised in the Southern states in the US, who may not always have a positive impression of Islam or the MENA region. I’ve written about 13, so far. They are also thematic, and actually, the idea for the show is linked to that [project].Where would you say that you are right now in your Arabic language journey, and where would you like to go this year?Erwin: I think this is the first year that I feel less inhibited when speaking in Arabic, making mistakes and being okay with that. I study two hours every day, five days each week. I’ve been in Morocco for three years now…so, that’s a lot of hours. I recently asked my Arabic teacher, “When I’m speaking, what is the percentage breakdown of the accuracy of my speaking compared to my mistakes?” She said I was about 70 percent accurate and 30 percent inaccurate—like using the incorrect tense or preposition with a verb—but that will come with time… Right now, I’m reading novels and conducting formal correspondences in Arabic. I would say that I probably have 1-2 more years before I obtain a pretty solid level.And then?Erwin: I don’t know yet! I always want Arabic to be an essential part of my life. I anticipate living in Morocco for at least half of each year for the rest of my life. Before I moved to Morocco, I lived in Qatar, and it took at least three years before I felt like I understood the nuances of culture there. Personally, I don’t think that I can be effective as a liaison and “translator” across cultures, without living here. In my experience, a week or two every year in a place and reading a lot about it does not provide the same insights. I need to talk to people, eat together, laugh together, tell stories, open up about our dreams and struggles, and spend time in the community in order to understand the community, and allow them to understand me.Do you see yourself as a community builder in Morocco?Erwin: I find myself having conversations with my Moroccan friends, which they might not be able to have with other people due to the constraints of living in one’s own society. In that respect, I think I can help to open up conversations and create a safe space for exchange, and I like that. And that’s what Morocco is for me, as well. I am able to benefit from looking at my life and country in a different way. And rather than being a community builder here alone, I really try to bring the two communities together. For example, the “Hello, Morocco” episode on violence covers discussions of violence here and in the US and how each community sees the other. In this way, I hope to turn the mirror around and generate reflective conversations in society.Is there anything you would like to add?Erwin: We see a number of political tensions and cultural misunderstandings play out between the US and Arabic-speaking countries, and there are not enough non-native Arabic speakers in the US who speak Arabic really well. I should not be such an anomaly. The link between language and culture is so strong; there is no way I could have any understanding of a community without knowing the language. When is season two?Erwin: [Laughs] You’ve got season one. Like so many great HBO and Netflix shows: one season is all you get. read more

Morocco Approves MAD 58 Billion for 68 Investment projects 30 for

Rabat – Morocco’s investment committee has approved 68 draft agreements and amendments to investment agreements for MAD 57.65 billion.The investment committee held a meeting chaired by Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani on Tuesday, October 23, in Rabat.Morocco’s Minister of Industry Moulay Hafid Elalamy said in a press briefing after the meeting that the agreements will generate 9,266 direct jobs, Maghreb Arab Press (Map) reported. The committee approved the agreements in two separate meetings, 48 agreements on January 10 and 20 agreements on Tuesday, Elalamy added.Elalamy gave details about the sectors the government will invest in and the forecasted job positions.The industrial sector will receive MAD 21.55 billion, transport and infrastructure MAD 10.91 billion, energy sector MAD 7.79 billion, and tourism MAD 5.98 billion.Elalamy predicts the industrial and tourism projects will create 2,850 jobs each, fishing and agri-food industry 2,038 jobs, and telecommunications 607 jobs.Read also: Morocco’s 2019 Finance Bill Increases Subsidy Fund by 35%Laayoune region receives lion’s shareThe Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra region in Western Sahara took the lion’s share of the investment projects at 30 percent, with a total of MAD 17.18 billion, said Elalamy.The Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region received MAD 8.14 billion (14 percent) while the Casablanca-Settat region received MAD 8.07 billion (14 percent). The remaining MAD 11.95 billion (20 percent) of investment projects will be spread to some or all of the nine other regions.Elalamy believes that the new allocation will allow a “gradual” establishment of investment equity between the 12 administrative regions.Elalamy expects the investment projects will generate 2,815 direct jobs (30 percent) in Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra, 2,178 jobs in Rabat-Sale-Kenitra (23 percent), 2,052 jobs in (22 percent) in Casablanca-Settat, and 920 jobs (9 percent) in Marrakech-Safi.Elalamy explained that the state capital in the approved investment projects totaled MAD 36.29 billion (63 percent) while joint-ventures will fund 29 percent of the investment projects.In 2017 the committee approved a total of 51 draft agreements and amendments to the investment agreements, for a total amount of MAD 67 billion, which the government predicted would generate 6,777 direct jobs.Driss Jettou, head of the Court of Auditors, said Tuesday in Parliament, that public investments in 2017 amounted to MAD 188.3 billion, including an MAD 66.8 billion state contribution, an MAD 106 billion contribution by public companies and institutions, and an MAD 15.5 billion contribution by territorial communes.Read also: Benchaaboun: Privatization to Cut Deficit to 3.3% GDP in 2019Minister of Economy and Finance Mohamed Benchaaboun said Tuesday in a press conference, “The 2019 Finance Bill aims to stimulate a new dynamic in the investment and support business, through a set of measures and initiatives to consolidate ‘confidence’ of business and promote investment.”Benchaaboun indicated that “public investment is intended to be the ‘locomotive’ of the private sector since the 2019 Finance Bill allocated an overall budget of MAD 195 billion for public investment.” read more

UNsupported renewable energy centre for West Africa opens in Cape Verde

6 July 2010A new regional centre to help develop the renewable energy potential for West Africa opened today in Cape Verde, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which is supporting the facility, said. A new regional centre to help develop the renewable energy potential for West Africa opened today in Cape Verde, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which is supporting the facility, said.The Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), a specialized agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), is based in Praia, the capital of Cape Verde. It is supported by UNIDO and the Governments of Austria, Cape Verde and Spain.It will help develop renewable energy and energy efficiency markets in West Africa, formulate policy, build capacity and quality assurance mechanisms, as well design financing plans. The centre will also implement demonstration projects with potential for regional scaling up.“The current energy systems in the ECOWAS region are failing to support the growth prospects of the over 262 million inhabitants, especially the needs of the poor. The creation of ECREEE is a central milestone in efforts to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and services in the region,” said Yoshiteru Uramoto, Deputy to UNIDO’s Director-General.“Investing in renewable energy systems and introducing energy efficient technologies will contribute to the region’s economic and social development without harming the environment,” he added.It is estimated that a total of 23,000 megawatts of large and small hydroelectric potential is concentrated in five ECOWAS member States, of which only 16 per cent has been exploited.Traditional biomass is already the main source of energy for the poor majority and accounts for 80 per cent of total energy consumed for domestic purposes. There are also considerable wind, tidal, ocean thermal and wave energy resources available. The region has vast solar energy potential.UNIDO has a number of projects in Africa where renewable energy sources like small hydro, biomass gasification, wind energy, solar thermal and photovoltaic energy are used to promote the development of small industries, particularly in rural areas, that contribute to growth and poverty reduction. The agency has also developed an energy programme for 18 countries in West Africa, including all ECOWAS member States, funded by the Global Environment Facility. ECREEE will become the main implementing agency of the $150 million programme that will focus on the energy access agenda and energy efficiency in key sectors of the economy. read more

Karunanidhi calls for a general strike on Sri Lanka

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M. Karunanidhi has called on all the political parties and the people in India to participate in a general strike on Tuesday.The Hindu newspaper reported that Karunanidhi recalled the recent resolution passed by the Tamil Eelam Supporters’ Organisation (TESO) demanding a fair international probe into the alleged genocide in Sri Lanka and urging the Union government to support a resolution moved at the United Nations Human Rights Council against Sri Lanka. He also said, “During the discussion on the issue in the Parliament even political parties such as BJP voiced support to the cause of Tamils. As there was no strong commitment from the Union government as anticipated and it was necessary to exert more pressure on the Centre.” The DMK president called for total support from all quarters, including those in government positions, and demanded that a holiday be declared on the strike day. “Private and government buses (should not run). Why, even Centre should announce suspension of train and flight services that day,” he added. read more

Brock education expert produces video tutorials and publishes book on autism in

Four-year-old Olivia loves to put together jigsaw puzzles, so much so that her teachers dubbed her the “puzzle expert.”She’s usually a friendly girl, but as one of her classmates approaches to play with her, Olivia suddenly throws herself on the floor and screams, “no, this is my puzzle.”Dealing with these sorts of complex situations in classrooms can be challenging for teachers who may not know where to turn for answers or resources.Brock University educationalist Kimberly Maich is releasing a series of video tutorials depicting various scenarios that occur in inclusive classrooms. The videos explain concepts in child development, inclusion, collaboration and special needs, along with ways to resolve those situations.Within inclusive classrooms are children living with physical and mental challenges, including autism, who are educated side-by-side with their non-challenged peers rather than being taught in separate classrooms.“Inclusive education reflects the way the world is,” says Maich. “We’re all living together in one world; we’re not learning in whole different worlds with walls between us. The only walls we actually have are the ones we make ourselves.”But such an approach can make teaching more complicated and sometimes frustrating.“We need to keep supporting our classrooms and teachers and not just say, we’re doing inclusion, here you go,” says Maich, who is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education.“It’s a big job to have 30 students in the classroom with all sorts of diversities. We need to support that, whether that’s in terms of supplying additional human resources or specialized teaching instruction that can work in the classroom or developing new skills in educators or whatever it takes.”The first video in the series, “Olivia” outlines ways to teach social skills to the four-year-old, puzzle-loving Olivia and her classmates and is being used to re-develop EDUC 4P52 into a service learning course funding by a service learning grant.“If these animations are successful, they could be used to teach strategies related to applied behaviour analysis in an engaging way, suitable for even online instruction,” says Maich.The case studies depicted in the video series comes from a book Maich published in 2015 focusing on preschool and kindergarten students, titled Early Learners in Preschools and Kindergartens.Maich has also recently published another book, Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Ontario Context.“It is the first book of its kind to offer a thorough introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Ontario,” says Maich.“Whenever I teach a course on special education or anything related to the topic, we get a lot information about U.S. legislation; there’s not much information about Canada and certainly there’s nothing specific to Ontario when it comes to a comprehensive book on ASD,” says Maich.The book defines Autism Spectrum Disorder as being “characterized by impairments in social communication and the presence of restricted and repetitive behaviours.”Targeted mainly for teachers, clinical students, education students and parents, the book opens with a brief history of ASD and current understandings of the condition. It contains strategies to address a range of ASD-related behaviours, describes research on ASD and outlines policies and programs in Ontario to help children, adults and families living with ASD.Maich has written a number of studies and books on ASD and inclusive education. One study she co-wrote with PhD student Carmen Hall, Implementing iPads in the Inclusive Classroom Setting, was included in SAGE Publishing’s top articles of 2016 for special education.Watch the first video in the series below: read more

Pictured Burglar has to be rescued after getting stuck in bathroom window

first_imgThe fire brigade was called after police officers PC Dolan and PC Grady arrived on scene to find the burglar's tricky situation Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The hapless burglar was found stuck kneeling on the windowsill of the houseCredit:Mercury Press He was found stuck kneeling on the windowsill and when police officers PC Dolan and PC Grady arrived on scene the fire service was called. It took 20 minutes to free him in the incident last December.Sergeant Richard Garland, of the Greater Manchester Police Whitefield team, said: “Poetic justice has been served.“It doesn’t happen very often. Although we can laugh at him we mustn’t forget that the poor lady in the house was very upset by it – she’s still a victim.“Crawshaw was so firmly wedged the fire service had to use some force to get him out and he ended up with some cuts and scrapes to his ear and face.” A hapless burglar had to be rescued after getting wedged in a bathroom window.Sean Crawshaw, from Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, was caught dangling from the upstairs window of a house he was trying to raid.The occupant, a woman in her 60s, saw him suspended from the window after she returned from a trip out.Crawshaw, 47, had shimmied up the drainpipe and managed to poke his head through the window – but the rest of him failed to follow.center_img Manchester burglar Crawshaw pleaded guilty to burglary at Minshull Street Crown Court and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. The fire brigade was called after police officers PC Dolan and PC Grady arrived on scene to find the burglar’s tricky situationCredit:MEN Medialast_img read more

HP ePrint app for Android and iOS lets you print at thousands

first_imgI’m still blown away by the amazing things my Android device can do. Smartphones have evolved at an astonishing rate over the past couple of years, and with massive horsepower under the hood and loads of high-end tech crammed into their (mostly) diminutive shells, there’s not much that modern mobile devices can’t do.One thing I’d like mine to do better is print. While it’s not something I need to do very often anymore — even when working on a desktop computer — there’s still the odd time where I need to quickly fire off a hard copy of a document. When I’m on the go and don’t want to lug around my laptop, it becomes a very tricky proposition. HP‘s new ePrint app for Android and iOS could be a big help, though.AdChoices广告Install ePrint and you’ll have an easy way to print a number of common file types at locations around the U.S. and U.K., like FedEx Office locations, Hilton Hotels, libraries, and airports. The app is also unsurprisingly compatible with HP ePrint Enterprise, which lets businesses enable mobile printing in their own offices. Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files are supported, as are .PDF, .HTML, .TXT, .RTF, and most common photo formats.Pair this with mobile access to your documents in the cloud via apps like DropBox and SugarSync, and you’ve got a fairly hassle-free way to print in a pinch even when the only hardware you’ve got on hand is your phone. You can find HP ePrint in the Android Market and the App Store.last_img read more

Xenophon resigns to run for South Australian state parliament

first_imgNick Xenophon has announced his plans to resign from the federal Senate to pursue politics closer to home. In a statement to the media on Friday, the powerbroker revealed that he had been thinking about making the move since the power blackout in South Australia last year but that his plans had been delayed due to his referral to the high court over concerns regarding section 44. Xenophon added that he thought the timing was right to announce his plan to move to the seat of Hartley in preparation for the March 2018 elections.He said a big part of his motivation was that he did not want South Australia to continue to be left behind, citing the state’s high unemployment and declining population. “Running for the seat of Hartley will be a big gamble for me, even though, as you know, I’m not a gambler,” but says that he is committed to driving a campaign for real change.“I’ve decided that you can’t fix South Australia’s problems in Canberra without first fixing our broken political system back home,” Xenophon said.“I intend to be part of that change, with SA-BEST strongly contesting seats in both houses of State Parliament – especially in the lower house where Governments are formed.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Tepco accusé de manque de préparation par les experts

first_imgTepco accusé de manque de préparation par les expertsSelon un rapport publié aujourd’hui, l’entreprise Tepco aurait manqué de préparation face à des accidents de l’ampleur du séisme et du tsunami. Ce manque de préparation n’aura pas facilité l’organisation qui aurait dû être parfaitement établie au vu du danger que représentait la centrale de Fukushima Daiichi.Un groupe d’experts mandatés par le gouvernement nippon met en cause Tepco et son manque de préparation et de réactivité face à l’accident de la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima causé par le séisme et le tsunami du 11 mars dernier au Japon. Publié lundi, le rapport met ainsi en lumière qu’il y a eu un “problème majeur dans la préparation aux catastrophes nucléaires.”Suite à la catastrophe, la compagnie a plusieurs fois justifié ce manque d’organisation par la taille des vagues du tsunami qui dépassait toutes les prévisions qui avaient été établies. Une excuse considérée aujourd’hui comme irrecevable, selon les enquêteurs. Le rapport accuse ainsi Tepco de ne pas avoir correctement évalué et géré la situation, faute de connaissances suffisantes sur les équipements et sur la façon de réagir. “Tepco ne s’attendait pas à une situation dans laquelle toutes les sources électriques seraient simultanément interrompues dans plusieurs réacteurs à cause d’un désastre naturel, et elle n’a pas formé ses équipes pour répondre à ces circonstances”, explique le rapport.Si l’on en croit les enquêteurs, la fusion du combustible dans les réacteurs et les rejets de substances radioactives auraient même pu être limités si les techniciens avaient procédé à des relâchements de pression dans les réacteurs 1 et 3 et commencé à injecter de l’eau plus tôt. Une mauvaise communication entre les équipes de travail à Fukushima aurait également conduit de petits groupes d’intervenants à prendre des initiatives sans en informer leurs supérieurs.Une négligence face à une probabilité très faible À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéNéanmoins, le rapport dont la version finale sera publiée à l’été 2012 n’épargne pas non plus les autorités japonaises. La réponse du gouvernement au stade précoce de la crise a également été problématique, d’après le document, qui dénonce l’insuffisance de communication entre les fonctionnaires et le bureau du Premier ministre. Le ministère de l’Industrie et l’Agence de sûreté nucléaire reprochent à Tepco sa lenteur dans la fourniture d’informations, mais dans le même temps ces autorités n’ont pas envoyé de personnel au siège social de la compagnie, note également le rapport relayé par l’AFP. Tout aussi sérieux : le comité pointe également du doigt des erreurs concernant les consignes d’évacuation données aux résidents, certains ayant été poussés vers des zones où les substances radioactives s’étaient davantage propagées. En résumé, le rapport affirme donc que Tepco n’avait pas pris les dispositions nécessaires, considérant comme très faible la probabilité d’un tsunami de cette envergure (plus de 14 mètres), bien que des calculs aient montré que le risque existait bel et bien, rapporte l’AFP. Le 27 décembre 2011 à 09:38 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bahamas 2nd Annual Best of the Best Regatta Takes Place December at

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 12, 2017 – Nassau – The Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources, in collaboration with the Star Sailors League, announced they will host the Second Annual Best of the Best Regatta at Montagu Bay, December 6-10 of this year.   Agriculture & Marine Resources Minister, the Hon. Renward Wells addressed the press in the Conference Room of the Ministry’s Headquarters, October 11, to invite the public to support their fellow Bahamian sportsmen participating in the international cultural event.“Our Planning Committee’s work is well underway as we are looking forward to the battery of activities that will heighten public awareness of, and participation in, Bahamian culture, and showcase sloop sailing for Bahamians and tourists alike,” said Minister Wells.“One hundred and fifty sailors from 24 countries around the world participated in the Inaugural Event in 2016.   The international participants included Olympic-class sailors.  This year, we have built on that success.”Minister Wells invited the public to come and enjoy the intense competition among the different sailing groups, which include 10 A-Class sloops, nine B-Class sloops, 32 C-Class sloops, and 50 world-class sailors.“We will have Olympic-style sailing with live-streaming via internet around the world.  The competition is open to all boat owners and sailors and has already registered over 200 Bahamian sailors, hailing from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Long Island, Exuma, Acklins, Ragged Island, Andros, Cat Island and Mayaguana.   We are grateful to the event’s major sponsors: Paradise Games, Commonwealth Brewery, and Janaee’s Uniform Centre.   I encourage other organizations to add their financial support to this cultural exhibition,” said Minister Wells.Gratitude was also expressed to all stakeholders and sailors who are participating in the Sir Durward Knowles 100th Birthday Regatta, which will be held on October 28-29 at Montagu Bay.“Sir Durward has contributed exponentially to the sport of sailing in The Bahamas and the world at large.   While I’m on the subject of sailing, I take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Gavin McKinney, who last month won the International 5.5 Metre Class Association’s 2017 World Championships in Benodet, France.  The Bahamas is very proud of him,” said Minister Wells.“As we embark on the Best of the Best events in December, I look forward to fierce sailing competitions, pageantry and vibrant, energized cultural entertainment.   All are invited to join us and we pray God’s blessing on the activities.”By: Gena Gibbs (BIS)Photo caption:  Agriculture & Marine Resources Minister, the Hon. Renward Wells, centre, along with organizing committee announces world class and local sailing events at Best of the Best Regatta, taking place at Montagu Bay in December.  (BIS Photos/Derek Smith) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Police seize 4000 grams of drugs at Coconut Creek apartment

first_imgCOCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – Police raided a Coconut Creek apartment complex and found several thousands of grams of various narcotics.The Coconut Creek Police Department found over 4,000 grams of marijuana, meth and cocaine at a residence inside the Evergreen Apartments complex along Wiles and Banks roads.The drugs were worth nearly $200,000.Thirty-nine-year-old Patrick Desire was taken into custody. He’s accused of trafficking, possession and the intent to sell.He’s being held on a $266,000 bond.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

OBITUARY Grace Welch Bovitz 94

first_imgGrace Welch Bovitz(NOTE: The above obituary is from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Doris May (Allen) Squibb, 88In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Deborah A. Clark, 66In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Mary R. (Causi) Marinello, 94In “Obituaries” WILMINGTON, MA — Grace Welch Bovitz, 94, of Wilmington, died Sunday, June 10, at the Elizabeth Seton Residence in Wellesley where she stayed briefly after nearly four years of care at Youville Place in Lexington. She is pre-deceased by her husband, William V. Bovitz, with whom she enjoyed more than 60 years of married life, traveling the world and caring for their family and friends.Born and raised in Somerville, she was an amazing wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother. As a young woman, she worked as a bank clerk in Boston. Later, at age 65, she got her second job – in a card shop.She stocked a drawer at home with blank cards and generously wrote letters and cards and postcards to let friends and family know they were loved. In turn, she kept notes and mail and photographs from decades ago, cherishing her relationships no matter how great the distance. In one shoebox, she kept all the letters her husband sent while courting her.She raised four children. Her daily chores were expressions of love and curiosity. She tended to flowers and pruning in her yard, and drying laundry in the backyard sun. She kept her bird feeders stocked and suet cage full, finding joy in caring for everything with which she shared the world—the hummingbird and his nectar, squirrels and their peanut butter, the roses climbing her lattice. She was an attentive and sharp observer of the life outside her window and held onto simple moments like coins. She was quick to laugh with the company she kept. She enjoyed classic movies and music and square dancing in colorful costumes with her husband. She was thoughtful and reflective, reading daily affirmations to make her piece of the world a better place. Her gift was the ability to bring family and friends together and she will be missed.Grace is survived by her four children and their spouses, John and Donna Bovitz of Columbus, Ohio, Joan and Dan Murphy of Wilmington, Anne Gustus of San Diego, and Paul and Laura Bovitz of Hillsborough, N.J. She had nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and an extended family about which she cared deeply. She was also sister to the late William and Frank Welch, Mary Bussell, and daughter of the late William J. Welch and Mary Bryan Welch.Visiting hours Thursday 4-7 p.m. at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128/95 Woburn side) and at 8:45am on Friday, June 15. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Grace’s name may be made to St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA 01887 For directions to the church, see read more

Infosys Shortlists Six Indian Startups for Investment Report

first_imgIT software services company Infosys is eyeing Indian startups for investment as part of its strategy to provide technology solutions to companies that are experiencing ‘new-age’ problems.  The Bengaluru-based company plans to investment about $10-25 million per startup from the $250 million fund it has aside to tap the changing software product environment.Besides, it is also in talks to reach an agreement with software products think-tank iSpirt’s mergers and acquisitions programme that links early-stage product companies, The Economic Times said, quoting company sources privy to the development.”Infosys is mostly looking to evaluate startups that focus on areas such as decision science and artificial intelligence, most of the startups Infosys wants to look at have an India-for-global focus,” said one of the sources.The company is focusing on investing in analytics and artificial intelligence and currently examining the startups with a product portfolio similar to that of enterprise software maker SirionLabs.”The discussions are still at a very early stage. Most of the startups that companies like Infosys are looking to tap are incorporated in India, with their founders based out of the Silicon Valley,” the source said. Yusuf Bashir, the newly-appointed head of the company’s $500-million startup fund, held discussions with iSpirt’s M&A team in April on ‘how to best tap into India’s software product ecosystem’.M&A think-tank executives also seem to have spoken to Kaustav Mitra, vice-president, innovation ecosystems at Infosys, who was also a colleague of Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka at SAP.But they preferred not to talk about it. “We can’t comment on specific engagements,” said Sanat Rao, who leads iSpirt’s M&A connect programme.”Both Indian and global corporations rely on our M&A Connect program to discover high-quality India startups for Alliances, investments and M&A,” Sanat added. The IT major increased the size of the startup fund by five times to $500 million in January this year. Besides, Sikka has allocated $250 million for investments in Indian startups.”Infosys is also looking to invest in or acquire startups that typically build algorithms that can do predictive analytics, for example, an analytics product that can predict what users of a large retail customer like JC Penney are looking for,” another source said.last_img read more

Elon Musk wins bet as Tesla megabattery is built in just 60

first_img Elon Musk wins bet as Tesla mega-battery is built in just 60 days Close Tesla has activated the worlds largest lithium ion battery in Australia. The project took just 60 days to complete, securing a bet Tesla founder Elon Musk made that promised Australia would receive the battery for free if it wasnt finished in 100 days.center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:51Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:50?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

Tulum police officer shot with own gun after teens attack

first_imgTulum, Q.R. — A Tulum police officer responding to a neighborhood street brawl ended up being shot in the head with his own gun after intercepting a group of teens while on a bicycle patrol.The incident occurred at 4:35 a.m. when an on-duty policeman making neighborhood safety rounds by bicycle came upon a small group of youth fighting in the street. The officer disembarked from his police-issued bicycle only to be attacked by the brawling teens.The three wrestled him to the ground. One of the teens managed to located the officer’s gun, disarming him and then shooting him with it.Officer Angel N, who was conscious, used his radio to call for emergency personnel. The Red Cross arrived to find the officer with a wound to the frontal area of his head. He was transferred to a private hospital.The teens involved in the shooting remain at large. The Attorney General’s Office opened an investigation folder for the crime of intentional injuries inflicted on a municipal police officer.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Splunk will no longer be available for Russian companies

first_imgSplunk announced that it will no longer be selling its services to Russian companies. There will be no direct sales or via partners. This also includes companies whose headquarters is situated in Russia. However, they will continue to provide support for existing accounts/services. But, any renewals or expansion of accounts will not be entertained. Security researcher @SwiftOnSecurity spotted this first. Some users are encouraging the act and also suggesting this be done in China: They plan to continue services globally with this exception. The announcement on the Splunk website explains that this decision is effective for: “…opportunities with technical partners, resellers, distributors and vendors. It also applies to business with subsidiaries based in countries outside of Russia whose parent company is in Russia, or who would use the software or services within the territory.” Splunk is a business intelligence tool with a web UI. They also provide Security information and event management. It’s not very clear as to why they decided to drop support for Russia. Malicious cyber crimes like disinformation propaganda and hacks have been traced back to Russia in the past. Perhaps Splunk does not want to be linked to such activities or actors. Read next Splunk leverages AI in its monitoring tools Splunk introduces machine learning capabilities in Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud Why should enterprises use Splunk?last_img read more