7000 people still without power nearly a week after BC windstorms

first_imgVANCOUVER — Power has been restored to “99 per cent” of people affected by massive windstorms in British Columbia last Thursday, leaving about 7,000 customers in the dark.BC Hydro says more than 900 crewmembers are working to repair the system.It says customers on Vancouver Island can expect to have their power back on by Dec. 27.The utility says the southern Gulf Islands sustained more extensive damage, so it will take longer to restore power in that area.It says all customers on the Gulf Islands should have power back between Dec. 27 and 31.The utility says Thursday’s windstorm was the worst that BC Hydro has seen in 20 years, and workers have already restored power to 700,000 customers.The Canadian Presslast_img

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Canadian Fashion Reaches for Its Spot in the Sun

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: On Friday evening, a fashion summit meeting of sorts is taking place in Toronto, and big names will be in attendance: Coco Rocha, the supermodel-turned-personality, is flying in, as are the London-based designer Erdem Moralioglu and the New York-based designer Jason Wu, and the nonagenarian style icon Iris Apfel.They will be gathering for the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards, an annual event akin to those regularly hosted in New York by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and in London by the British Fashion Council. Though this will be only the fourth incarnation of the CAFA, it is also the biggest. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img

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Voting for Congress in Delhi equivalent to voting for BJP AAP

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party said Tuesday that voting for the Congress in Delhi is equivalent to voting for the BJP as the role of the grand old party is nothing more than that of a “vote cutter” in the national Capital. Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai, in the first Press conference after all seven party candidates in Delhi filed their nomination papers, said before the Congress and the BJP go asking for votes, they should justify why they went back on their promise of full statehood. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”BJP, which has all seven MPs in Delhi, was confused till the last moment on who to field against our candidates who have immense popularity on the ground,” Rai said. The seven AAP candidates were present with Rai and they asserted they would win all the seats in the national capital. Rai ruled out any possibility of an alliance with the Congress in Delhi. He urged people to vote for AAP which is fighting the election on the agenda of full statehood. “Voting for Congress in Delhi is equivalent to voting for BJP as the Congress is nothing more than a vote cutter in the national capital,” he said. Rai also announced that on April 25, the party would come up with its manifesto that would lay out the roadmap of how the AAP will take the agenda of statehood forward if elected to power. “Other than a central manifesto, each candidate would also come up with a constituency-wise manifesto which would list out local issues and how the party plans to counter them,” Rai said. He also said his party would start the third phase of its campaign after April 25, during which there would be targeted campaigning.last_img read more

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SCs Rafale verdict has no apparent error warranting its review Centre

first_imgNew Delhi: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that “categorical and emphatic” findings recorded by the top court in its December 14 last year verdict in the Rafale deal case has no apparent error warranting its review. It said the petitioners, in the garb of seeking review of the verdict and placing reliance on some press reports and some incomplete internal file notings procured unauthorisedly and illegally, cannot seek to re-open the whole matter since the scope of review petition is “extremely limited”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The Centre’s reply came on pleas filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and activist-advocate Prashant Bhushan seeking review of the December 14 verdict by which their plea seeking probe into alleged irregularities in the multi-crore Rafale fighter jet deal was dismissed. Two other review petitions have been filed by AAP leader Sanjay Singh and advocate Vineet Dhandha. All the review petitions are scheduled to be taken up for hearing next week by a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen “The review petition…is an attempt to get a fishing and roving inquiry ordered, which this court has specifically declined to go into based on perception of individuals. A non-existent distinction is sought to be created between an inquiry by the CBI and the court by playing on words,” the Centre’s affidavit said. It said the apex court had come to the conclusion that on all the three aspects — the decision making process, pricing and choosing Indian offset partner — there is no reason for intervention by the court on the sensitive issue of purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft. The Centre said media reports cannot form the basis for seeking review of the judgement since it is well settled law that courts do not take decision on the basis of media reports. It said that internal file notings and views contained therein are mere expression of opinion or views for consideration of the competent authority for taking final decision in the matter. “It cannot form the basis for a litigant to question the final decision. Therefore, there is no ground made out either for entertaining the review petition on this ground either,” the Centre said. It added that the review petitioners were relying on information which are based on unsubstantial media reports or part of internal file notings deliberately projected in a selective manner which cannot form the basis for a review of the verdict. Referring to the April 10 order of the apex court, by which the Centre’s preliminary objection to placing reliance on leaked documents was rejected by the top court, the Centre’s reply said the order “would imply that any document marked secret obtained by whatever means and placed in public domain can be used without attracting any penal action”. It said, “This has happened in the case of Combat Aircraft which the Court has upheld by its Judgment dated 10th April, 2019. This could lead to the revelation of all closely guarded State Secrets relating to space, nuclear installations, strategic defence capabilities, operational deployment of forces, intelligence resources in the country and outside, counter-terrorism and counter insurgency measures etc.” “This could have implications in the financial sector also if say budget proposals are published before they are presented in Parliament. Such disclosures of Secret Government information will have grave repercussions on the very existence of the Indian State,” it said. It said that the April 10 order “opens the window for any person making the request not only to seek papers from Ministry of Defence but from other Ministries and Departments dealing with subjects mentioned above if they are stolen and placed in public domain by the Press or a Website.” The Centre pointed out that all papers and files have been made available to the CAG who has given his report “concluding that the price of 36 Rafale is 2.86 per cent lower than the audit aligned price, apart from additional benefits which would accrue because of change from firm and fixed pricing to non-firm price.” It said that waiver of sovereign or bank guarantee in government-to-government agreements or contracts is not unusual. “Furthermore, assuming that Dassault Aviation or MBDA France meet difficulties in the execution of their respective supply protocols and would have to reimburse all or part of the intermediary payments to the Government of the Republic of India, the Government of the French Republic will take appropriate measures so as to make sure that said payments or reimbursements will be made at the earliest,” it said while seeking dismissal of the review plea. In an another reply to an application filed by review petitioners, the Centre said that “monitoring of the progress by PMO of this government-to-government process cannot be construed as interference or parallel negotiations.” “It is submitted that in the garb of seeking review of the judgement, and placing reliance on some media reports and some incomplete internal file notings procured unauthorisedly and illegally, the petitioners cannot seek to re-open the whole matter by asking for production of documents in review petition since the scope of review petition itself is extremely limited,” the reply said.last_img read more

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Top UN relief official spotlights worsening conditions in Gaza West Bank

“Medical services in Gaza are deteriorating, private industry has more or less collapsed, and there are real worries about education,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes said at a press conference in Jerusalem.“After eight months of very serious restrictions on the movement of goods, the political and security crisis in and around Gaza has increasingly severe humanitarian consequences,” added Mr. Holmes, who is also UN Emergency Relief Coordinator.“There is increasing dependence on international aid, which has risen very sharply over the last eight months,” he said, noting that 73 per cent of the population relies on food aid, and concerns are mounting about nutrition, particularly among children. In addition, “the quality and quantity of water are declining, with some areas having water only for a few hours a day or even a week. Moreover, due to deterioration of the sewage system, some 40 million litres of sewage are pumped daily into the Mediterranean Sea,” he said.Mr. Holmes called the overall deterioration of living conditions in Gaza “an affront to the dignity of the people there.”While strongly condemning the firing of rockets from Gaza, he once again called for Gaza crossings to be open for humanitarian supplies and commercial goods. He also called for the lifting of the closures regime – which has seriously affected the daily lives and economy activities of those living in the West Bank – in a way that would not jeopardise Israel’s legitimate security concerns.While in Jerusalem today, Mr. Holmes met the Director of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also travelled to Ramallah, where he held meetings with the Chief of Staff of the Palestinian President and with the Palestinian Prime Minister. In addition, he met with UN humanitarian partners to discuss the strengthening of aid coordination. 18 February 2008Concluding a five-day visit to the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel, the top United Nations relief official today highlighted the worsening humanitarian conditions in Gaza and the West Bank resulting from closures and restrictions on movement. read more

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Chinas CNOOC replaces CEO who led company through Nexen takeover

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 15, 2016 4:58 am MDT Last Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 6:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HONG KONG – Chinese petroleum multinational CNOOC Ltd. has announced the immediate replacement of its chief executive officer, who was appointed last week as a deputy director for China’s National Energy Administration.Li Fanrong had been CEO of CNOOC since 2011 and led it through the controversial purchase of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. in a $15.1 billion deal that resulted in changes to Canadian foreign takeover law.The Harper Conservative government approved the Nexen deal — which closed in early 2013 — but ruled that it would no longer allow state-owned foreign companies to acquire majority control of oilsands producers.CNOOC said Wednesday that Li has resigned as executive director as well as CEO and president. Last week, he was appointed a deputy director for China’s National Energy Administration.His replacement as CEO and executive director is Yang Hua, who also remains chairman of the CNOOC board. His replacement as president is Yuan Guangyu, who has also been appointed as executive director.Yang said CNOOC’s management will tackle the challenge of low oil prices and adjust CNOOC’s approach to development.CNOOC also announced that it has a new compliance officer, Chen Wei, who replaces Wu Guagqui. China’s CNOOC replaces CEO who led company through Nexen takeover read more

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In latest update UN health agency reports no new Ebola cases in

WHO also reported today that on 20 July, Italy was declared free of Ebola transmission after the completion of 42 days without a case since the country’s first and only case of the disease was confirmed EVD-negative and discharged from hospital.In West Africa, where the outbreak hit hardest, “there are also indications of a continuation of the improvements in contact tracing and case investigation seen in recent weeks, with all but 2 cases arising among registered contacts of previous cases, including all 13 of the cases reported from the Guinean capital Conakry,” according to the WHO update.WHO said no new cases were reported in Liberia, where Ebola resurfaced after it had been declared free of the disease in May, and said that as of 21 July, 56 contacts associated with the chain of transmission are under follow-up. “If there are no further cases all contacts will have completed follow-up on 2 August,” WHO said.The origin of the new cases in Liberia remains under investigation, it said, adding that “preliminary evidence from genomic sequencing suggests that the most likely origin of transmission is a re-emergence of the virus from a survivor within Liberia, rather than an importation from Guinea or Sierra Leone.”Other recent hotspots of transmission such as Boke in Guinea and Kambia in Sierra Leone have now reported no cases for 18 and 9 days, respectively, the UN health agency said. WHO noted that two new health worker infections were reported from Guinea and one from Sierra Leone, bringing to 879 the number of confirmed health worker infections reported from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone since the start of the outbreak, with 510 reported deaths. read more

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¡Vámonos Paloma Escobedo makes her voice heard on the court

It doesn’t take long to realize when senior Paloma Escobedo steps onto the tennis court. Within seconds of the first serve, you can hear Escobedo’s voice, shouting and hissing a mix of Spanish, English and the occasional curse. “Vámonos! Let’s go!” Escobedo shouted, zooming a return past Wisconsin’s Jenny Hois. It was Escobedo’s first tennis match in more than a month, and she’d been itching for her return to the court. When she went down with a stress fracture in her left leg on March 11, she was forced to watch her team hit the home stretch of its season without her. “At the beginning, it was really hard mentally and physically,” Escobedo said. “Sitting through practice was exhausting. I wanted to be out there.” She returned to the court for the final two home matches of the season and the senior captain put her struggles into perspective. When she saw someone in a wheelchair, Escobedo said, she quit feeling sorry for herself. “It was a learning experience,” she said. “As time went on, I started to mature, in a way, because I started to accept it. I started thinking, ‘Things could be a lot worse. It was a bad deal that it was my senior year, but I’m a healthy girl and I should be thankful.’” When Escobedo went down, the women’s tennis team lost its No. 1 singles player. Alone, she has accounted for 65 total wins, with an additional 78 wins in doubles play. But with the loss of its captain, the team gained its most vocal cheerleader. “I make it a big deal to have the positive energy transfer to every court,” Escobedo said. “This is my job; I’m the juicer. Sometimes we get nervous, and it helps to have a good captain. It shows how strong our team is.” Coach Chuck Merzbacher said he knows how valuable Escobedo was to his team, both on and off the court. “She gets it,” he said. “She knows if she can’t be on the court … she’s going to cheer them on. She’s going to help every kid out and just be a good leader. She’s stepped up by being real helpful and keeping everyone going.” Escobedo said when she was unable to play, she had to find an alternative way to help her team. “Even when I’m not playing, I’m the loudest person,” she said. “Even when I’m not playing, I know I annoy the other team. … I’m proud of that. I try to show who’s boss when I’m on the court.” Despite a fiery effort, Escobedo’s return to the court ended with a loss. But her frustration was short-lived. Within minutes, she was with her teammates again, screaming at the top of her lungs. After the match, she was calm and collected. “I had a lot of fun out there, even though I lost,” she said. “I saw what I needed to work on still. It was just really nice to be out there. I was really just happy to be able to play tennis again, to be able to play competitive tennis and matches. I think that it’s just going to get better from here on out.” It’s this Jekyll-and-Hyde behavior that defines Escobedo. On the court, her passion and spirit make her a daunting opponent. Off the court, the same qualities define her as an individual and teammate. The significance of her return to the court can’t be measured simply in wins. For Escobedo, the journey has been worthwhile. “It has been the most memorable, enjoyable experience,” she said. “I’ve been very lucky and very blessed to have this opportunity. … I’ve had the best four years. It went by way too fast.” Following OSU’s victory against Minnesota on Senior Day, a tearful Escobedo stood side by side with her teammates in the same fashion she had since her first days as a Buckeye. In front of her stood Merzbacher, equally emotional, if not more so. Beside her, teammates cried and laughed with her. “Everyone gets along with her, everyone appreciates her and everyone has enjoyed her as a teammate,” Merzbacher said. “I think that’s more important than anything. They just want her to end on a good note.” read more

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Department of Environment launched

– integrates 6 agenciesThe Department of Environment’s Office, which is located on High Street, Kingston, Georgetown, Opposite the Red HousePresident David Granger was on hand on Wednesday to formally launch the Department of Environment, one of several sub-agencies and ministries which fall under the preview of the Ministry of the Presidency, and is designed to integrate all agencies with an environmental mandate. This Department is housed in a building at High Street Kingston, opposite Red House.Director of the Environment Department, Ndibi Schweirs, informed those present at the launch that the work of six agencies has been subsumed into the Department to correct anomalies which relate to differing policy objectives and approaches to matters that concern the country’s environment issues. These agencies are the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Protected Areas Commission, National Parks Commission, Wildlife Commission, and the offices of Climate Change and Project Management.Head of the Department of Environment, Ms. Ndibi Schwiers addressing the gathering at the formal launch todayMs. Schweirs stressed that this Department will work with all Government agencies and civil society and other interest groups to ensure that the country has environmental policies in all the regions.“It also represents Government’s commitment to ensuring a holistic and rationalized approach to environmental conservation and management, through the coordination and integration of agencies with an environmental mandate into a unified unit that can effectively respond to the green economy and concept of sustainable development,” she stressed.President Granger, who delivered the key address, highlighted the importance of Guyana to the sustenance of the world’s environment. To this end, he stressed that Guyana’s forest assists the globe in the regulation of climate by reducing carbon emissions and balancing oxygen.“We are part of the lungs of the earth,” Granger noted.He, however, said that the Department of the Environment must do its work.“Our grasslands, wetlands, highlands, coastal zone, mudflats, rain forest, rivers are all under threat, and we need a strong permanent institution to preserve and protect and sustainably manage our biodiversity,” he added.The Head of State also noted that Guyana must improve on solid waste management and disposal practices.Meanwhile, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said the Ministry of the Presidency is fully behind the newly established Department. Highlighting the timeliness of the agency’s functioning, Harmon praised the country’s recent acceptance as a member of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), an initiative which was launched at Rio Plus 20 in 2013.“Our acceptance to this initiative is timely, given our own push towards achieving a sustainable green economy. It will, no doubt, provide us with the necessary and needed support to reframe our economic policies and practices to foster economic growth,” he added.The Department of Environment was gazetted on September 1, 2016. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUNDP strengthening Guyana’s capacity to realise Rio ConventionsOctober 14, 2016In “Local News”OCC re-launches National Climate Change CommitteeAugust 16, 2018In “latest news”Guyana will become a ‘green state’ but concerted effort neededOctober 2, 2016In “latest news”,– integrates 6 agenciesThe Department of Environment’s Office, which is located on High Street, Kingston, Georgetown, Opposite the Red HousePresident David Granger was on hand on Wednesday to formally launch the Department of Environment, one of several sub-agencies and ministries which fall under the preview of the Ministry of the Presidency, and is designed to integrate all agencies with an environmental mandate. This Department is housed in a building at High Street Kingston, opposite Red House.Director of the Environment Department, Ndibi Schweirs, informed those present at the launch that the work of six agencies has been subsumed into the Department to correct anomalies which relate to differing policy objectives and approaches to matters that concern the country’s environment issues. These agencies are the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Protected Areas Commission, National Parks Commission, Wildlife Commission, and the offices of Climate Change and Project Management.Head of the Department of Environment, Ms. Ndibi Schwiers addressing the gathering at the formal launch todayMs. Schweirs stressed that this Department will work with all Government agencies and civil society and other interest groups to ensure that the country has environmental policies in all the regions.“It also represents Government’s commitment to ensuring a holistic and rationalized approach to environmental conservation and management, through the coordination and integration of agencies with an environmental mandate into a unified unit that can effectively respond to the green economy and concept of sustainable development,” she stressed.President Granger, who delivered the key address, highlighted the importance of Guyana to the sustenance of the world’s environment. To this end, he stressed that Guyana’s forest assists the globe in the regulation of climate by reducing carbon emissions and balancing oxygen.“We are part of the lungs of the earth,” Granger noted.He, however, said that the Department of the Environment must do its work.“Our grasslands, wetlands, highlands, coastal zone, mudflats, rain forest, rivers are all under threat, and we need a strong permanent institution to preserve and protect and sustainably manage our biodiversity,” he added.The Head of State also noted that Guyana must improve on solid waste management and disposal practices.Meanwhile, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said the Ministry of the Presidency is fully behind the newly established Department. Highlighting the timeliness of the agency’s functioning, Harmon praised the country’s recent acceptance as a member of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), an initiative which was launched at Rio Plus 20 in 2013.“Our acceptance to this initiative is timely, given our own push towards achieving a sustainable green economy. It will, no doubt, provide us with the necessary and needed support to reframe our economic policies and practices to foster economic growth,” he added.The Department of Environment was gazetted on September 1, 2016. read more

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Lionel Messi misses a penalty as Argentina left frustrated by World Cup

first_img Image: Adam Davy Short URL By AFP Lionel Messi pictured during today’s game. 70 Comments Share47 Tweet Email https://the42.ie/4074691 30,695 Views Messi stepped up for the kick but Hannes Halldorsson guessed correctly and palmed away the Argentine skipper’s side-footed effort.His free-kick in the final moments of the game was deflected off the Iceland wall and the Barcelona talisman trudged off the pitch dejected.Argentina must regroup before facing Croatia on Nizhny Novgorod on June 21, while Iceland face Nigeria in Volgograd on June 22.© – AFP 2018The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Deflected Pogba effort delivers victory for stuttering French against Australia>Europa League play-offs in Irish football ‘is something that we will be encouraging’>’ Saturday 16 Jun 2018, 3:54 PM ARGENTINA WERE HELD to a draw by World Cup debutants Iceland Saturday, with Lionel Messi blowing a gilt-edged opportunity for victory when he missed a penalty.Sergio Aguero scored an eye-catching opener for the two-time world champions in the 19th minute but it was almost immediately cancelled out by Alfred Finnbogason, whose team then held on in the face of immense pressure.It was a major embarrassment for Argentina and raises questions about their ability to claim football’s biggest prize for the first time since 1986.As Diego Maradona looked on at Moscow’s Spartak stadium, Messi also failed to respond to his rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick for Portugal against Spain a day earlier.Messi is yet to win a major international tournament and time is running out with his 31st birthday looming.While the result was not on the scale of that Iceland produced to eliminate England from Euro 2016, it was a major boost for the tiny nation, who retain hopes of advancing from a group that also includes Nigeria and Croatia.The island nation of 330,000 is the smallest country to ever qualify for the finals but emphatically showed they can mix it with the heavyweights.In front of a raucous crowd at the 45,000-capacity venue, Iceland launched into some early physical challenges and rattled Argentina.They hit on the counter and gave Argentina a scare when Bjorn Sigurdarson pounced on a loose ball only to rifle his shot just wide of the post.Aguero settled Argentine nerves in the 19th minute when he latched onto Marcos Rojo’s pass in the box, turned and hammered home with his left foot.True to form, Iceland fought back and Finnbogason netted the equaliser four minutes later, pouncing when Argentine keeper Wilfredo Caballero parried away Gylfi Sigurdsson’s shot for a classic poacher’s goal.Argentina continued to press but Messi was subdued in the face of muscular Icelandic defence and the teams went into the break on even terms.Messi looked furious as he led his team out for the second half but the Argentines still struggled to dominate.They appeared to have secured a breakthrough when Polish referee Szymon Marciniak pointed to the spot after Rurik Gislason brought Maximiliano Meza down in the 63rd minute. Lionel Messi pictured during today’s game. Image: Adam Davy Follow us: the42.ie Lionel Messi misses a penalty as Argentina left frustrated by World Cup debutants Iceland The Barcelona superstar had a difficult afternoon. Jun 16th 2018, 3:54 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Autisme journée mondiale de sensibilisation le 2 avril prochain

first_imgAutisme : journée mondiale de sensibilisation le 2 avril prochainMonde – Ce vendredi se déroulera la journée mondiale de sensibilisation à l’autisme, qui vise à informer la population au sujet de ce trouble envahissant du développement (TED).Cette journée sera l’occasion de rappeler l’importance du diagnostic précoce de la maladie et de son traitement. Car plus l’autisme est diagnostiqué rapidement, plus les parents et le personnel de santé peuvent agir au mieux pour l’enfant malade, évitant des symptômes secondaires comme les comportements autodestructeurs.  Dans l’Hexagone, “Autisme France” et “Autistes Sans Frontières” lancent une campagne nationale de dépistage précoce de l’autisme. Objectifs : inciter les personnes à la vigilance et permettre au plus tôt la reconnaissance des quelques signes annonciateurs de la maladie.Le pape Benoît XVI a quant à lui lancé un appel aux jeunes afin qu’ils aident leurs semblables en difficulté.  En France, un enfant sur 166 est atteint d’une forme d’autisme. Cette maladie est caractérisée par un repli sur soi, une difficulté à communiquer avec les autres et une perte de contact avec la réalité. La journée mondiale de sensibilisation à cette pathologie a été promulguée par l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies en 2008 et fixée au 2 avril. Le 30 mars 2010 à 18:34 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Google fête la SaintValentin avec un nouveau Doodle

first_imgGoogle fête la Saint-Valentin avec un nouveau DoodleAu cas où vous auriez oublié de souhaiter une joyeuse Saint-Valentin à votre moitié, Google vous rappelle, avec un nouveau Doodle, qu’en ce début de semaine le monde entier fête les amoureux.Un coeur rouge est venu aujourd’hui remplacer le premier “O” de Google sur sa page d’accueil. A moins d’être encore mal réveillé ce matin en ouvrant le moteur de recherche, impossible de ne pas se souvenir que la semaine commence avec la Saint-Valentin, que vous aimiez cette célébration souvent qualifiée de “commerciale” ou non.Le nouveau Doodle, tricolore (vert, bleu et rouge), est intitulé “Joyeuse Saint-Valentin de la part de Google et Robert Indiana”… Mais qui est cet homme qui nous envoie ses voeux ?De son vrai nom, Robert Clarke, il s’agit d’un artiste américain associé au mouvement pop art. On comprend mieux l’allure que prend le Doodle aujourd’hui : cet homme est en fait le créateur de la sculpture “Love” du Love Park de Philadelphie, dont le graphiste de Google s’est inspiré. A l’époque où Robert Indiana a créé cette oeuvre il pensait qu’avec une sculpture représentant l’amour, il ferait ressortir l’amour de chacun et qu’ainsi, toute une population pourrait facilement être plus heureuse. Le 14 février 2011 à 10:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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They are not cricket lovers Mitchell Johnson slams fans for booing Steve

first_imgSmith, who has been in scintillating form in the ongoing Ashes, held fort once again and stood tall even as the rest of the Australian batting kept falling around him. However, in an intense passage of play, Jofra Archer found some great rhythm and managed to hit Smith twice with sharp bounders. Before tumbling down to the ground, the former Australian skipper was hit on the elbow.As soon as he lay flat on the ground, physios from both England and Australia rushed out to check on the batsman. However, after a series of tests, the right-hander was back striding out but a section of the England crowd decided to boo the player.”One of the biggest disappointing things for me was the crowd and I am not saying it was the whole crowd, but there were a couple of boos that you could hear through the microphone,” Johnson said.”You can boo him when he comes out to bat at the start of innings, but seeing him getting booed when he came back out after being struck by Archer, that was disappointing. The fans that booed Smith are not cricket fans according to me,” he further added. Steve SmithTwitter/Cricket AustraliaWhen he was eventually dismissed by Chris Woakes for 92, Smith had dragged Australia to a level of parity. Australian bowlers then struck in the final passage of play to leave the hosts at 96 for 4 in the final innings.When play starts on the fifth day, England will be leading Australia by 104 runs and will have 6 wickets in the kitty. Draw seems to be most likely result, but the conditions have been conducive for the seamers and hence, an Australian win could also prop up if the visitors manage to pick early wickets in the day. Former Australian fast-bowler Mitchell Johnson has slammed that section of the audience at Lord’s that booed Steve Smith even when he was clobbered on the neck by a Jofra Archer bumper late in the day. Smith took the blow and tumbled down on the ground and was then taken off the field.”It has really disappointed me. I do not care what people say. Yes, they can say he is a cheat and thats why we are booing him but that is absolute rubbish to me. Yes, he has done what he has done,” Johnson can be heard saying in a video posted by ESPNCricinfo.Smith has been in roaring form this Asheslast_img read more

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Turner Asks Governor Abbott For 200 Million As An Advance To Speed

first_img Share Al Ortiz | Houston Public MediaMayor Sylvester Turner has asked Texas Governor Greg Abbott for $200 million to speed up the recovery in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday he has asked Texas Governor Greg Abbott for $200 million to speed up the recovery in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.During a press conference held at City Hall, Turner explained he has sent a letter to Abbott requesting that the State of Texas gives the City the $200 million as an “advance.”The City would use the funds to repair homes that got flooded.“When Congress and the White House provide us with aid, we will use the money to pay the State back,” said Turner, who suggested the State could take the $200 million from its Economic Stabilization Fund, commonly known as the Texas Rainy Day Fund.“It is a way of speeding things up for Houston, the leading economic engine of Texas,” the mayor added.Turner also commented on the disaster aid bill the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled this week, which amounts to $81 billion.The mayor noted that, besides Texas, those funds would have to be divided because they would go to the states of California, Florida and the unincorporated U.S. territory of Puerto Rico because they would be approved for recovery after the wildfires in the western state, as well as for recovery purposes due to hurricanes Irma and Maria.Turner emphasized State officials estimate that Texas needs $61 billion to recover from the massive damages Hurricane Harvey caused. “All of us in the Texas region agree with that 61 billion dollar assessment,” the mayor underlined.During the press conference, Turner was accompanied by several Harvey victims.One of them was Cristina Quintero. She said she has had to move to her parents’ home because of the serious damage her house suffered and assured there is a “need for assistance” from the federal government.Turner also announced the launch of the website PostHarvey.org to provide updated information about aid from the federal government.last_img read more

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The Full Menu The Best FamilyFriendly Restaurants In Houston

first_img 00:00 /15:05 Listen Share X center_img Houston has a lot of places to choose from when it comes to dining out, and it’s certainly easy enough for a pair of people to enjoy a meal together. But what about when you want to bring the whole family out to eat — including children?On this month’s edition of The Full Menu, local food writers Gwendolyn Knapp of Houstonia Magazine and David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice are joined by freelance writer Nick Hall to talk about the best restaurants for dining with kids and families. And they even offer some advice on how to navigate the process as a parent. Below are four of the best family-friendly restaurants in Houston, followed by the full list of restaurants mentioned in this episode. Paulie’sLocation: 1834 Westheimer RoadLeftwich says: With a big selection of pastas — which you can order in half portions that are perfect for kids — sandwiches, and seasonal and colorful shortbread cookies, Paulie’s is a perfect neighborhood restaurant for a weekday or weekend meal with your children. And it doesn’t hurt that they have good coffee and a nice selection of wines, so you’re covered if you need an energy boost or to relax.Giacomo’s Cibo e VinoLocation: 3215 WestheimerHall says: Giacomo’s is often my go-to for a finer dining experience with kids, checking off a bunch of the boxes I look for in family-friendly restaurants. A semi-secluded patio and generously spaced tables help keep us from annoying our neighbors, and a wide selection of small-portion options make it easy to please even picky eaters. The Tortelli di Bietola, Ratatouille Marti (put an egg on it!) and Mozzarella in Carrozza are constants in our rotating selection from their menu of thoughtful Italian classics and riffs.The Pass & ProvisionsLocation: 807 Taft StLeftwich says: If you’re looking to take your kids for something a little fancier, try Provisions, the more casual half of this dual-concept restaurant (save The Pass for date night). Their selection of pizzas, pastas and fun desserts is sure to please the kids, while their other savory choices and cocktails will give the adults plenty of options. Plus, the open kitchen and big, red ham slicer can provide a few minutes of kid-friendly entertainment. Go early and enjoy the patio.Cafe MawalLocation: 6006 FairdaleHall says: Cafe Mawal is more like a fractal of a neighborhood cookout than a restaurant. Set behind a converted house, a wide-ranging series of decks shaded by mature trees offers a relaxed dining environment perfect for families. While I generally eschew kids treating restaurants like playgrounds, nobody will look askance if your little ones get a little rambunctious. You do, however, have to be ok with hookahs; the decking is ringed by carpeted tents filled with smokers lounging in an apple-scented haze. Opt for the Mawal Style Chicken, which comes burnished and fragrant with garlic and spices, perfecting the cookout vibe. Restaurants mentioned in this episode:Café MawalKing’s BierHausSt. Arnold BreweryNo Label BreweryMoon Tower InnDown HousePaulie’sGood DogBernie’s Burger BusBrother’s PizzeriaAntidoteMorningstarSlowpokesCactus CoveCedar Creek Bar & GrillTruth BarbequeThe Pit RoomTony’sTheodore RexHugo’sProvisionsKata RobataGiacomo’s Cibocibo e VinoFung’s KitchenRed Circle Ice CreamBubble Egg85° C99 Ranch MarketH MartMelange CreperieCloud 10 Creamery To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

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Three taken to hospital after accident on StokeonTrent road

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThree people have been taken to hospital after an accident on a Stoke-on-Trent street this afternoon. Emergency services were called to the accident, which involved two vehicles, on Barlaston Road in Blurton shortly before 1.30pm. The road remains shut near the junction with Blurton Road and the Cuckoo Pub, according to traffic data company Inrix. West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they had taken three patients to hospital following the crash – none of whom is believed to be in a life-threatening condition. An ambulance service spokesman said: “We were called at 1.25pm to reports of a collision. We sent two ambulances and a paramedic officer to the scene and we have taken three patients to hospital. “One is a woman in her 70s who was a front seat passenger in a car. She had a wrist injury and chest pain. “She was immobilised, given pain relief and taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital. Read MoreBurglars cause ‘considerable’ damage after targeting Stoke-on-Trent funeral directors “There was a woman in her 50s who was driving one of the cars. She had self-extricated. She had chest pain and arm pain and was also immobilised, given pain relief and taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.” A third patient was also taken to hospital with what the ambulance service described as minor injuries. We’re also currently (as of 3.50pm) getting reports of an accident on the A520 Weston Road in Weston Coyney near the junction with Brookwood Drive and Weston Surgical Centre. Traffic is reported to be coping well in the area. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.last_img read more

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