first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta’s highest court has struck down a section of the province’s Traffic Safety Act that allows authorities to suspend the licences of suspected drunk drivers until their cases are resolved in court.The Alberta Court of Appeal says taking away the licences of drivers who haven’t been found guilty violates their charter rights.The court said in a split ruling released Thursday that the law as it stands imposes sanctions as soon as a criminal charge is laid “without regard to the presumption of innocence.”Lawyer Nate Whitling had argued in an appeal filed by four individuals that a driver waiting to be tried on impaired driving charges has to do without a licence for many months because of a backlog in the courts.“It’s going to last eight, nine, 10 months while you wait for your trial date,” he said after the decision. “That pressures an accused person to plead guilty even if they’re innocent. And the Court of Appeal was particularly concerned about that aspect of the law.”Whitling pointed to Alberta’s own data to help make his case.“The government’s own statistics that they relied on in enacting this law recognized that about 22 per cent of the people who are actually charged with impaired driving are found not guilty.“This law pressured those people to plead guilty as well, and that’s why it’s contrary to the charter.”The ruling puts everything on hold for a year, so nothing will change for now. It’s expected the province will either appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court of Canada or rewrite the law.The appeal was filed against the Alberta Transportation Safety Board, the province’s attorney general and the registrar of Motor Vehicle Services.The appeal challenged the constitutionality of the law’s mandatory roadside suspension of operator’s licences for anyone charged with an alcohol-related driving offence.In the decision, Justice Frans Slatter said the violation of an accused driver’s fundamental constitutional rights “is clear, broad and significantly deleterious.”“The administrative licence suspension regime is … overbroad. It is clear that the automatic and universal nature of the regime will deprive the liberty of some drivers who are innocent-in-fact, or who are not guilty.”One of the three Appeal Court judges did not agree with the ruling.“In my view, the lengthy licence suspensions that can result … may have serious effects on people’s lifestyle, but the effects do not fall within the category of true penal consequences,” wrote Justice Marina Paperny in a dissenting opinion.“I would dismiss the appeal in its entirety.”The British Columbia government also faced a challenge to its drunk-driving law after it was brought in. It imposes heavy fines, penalties and immediate roadside suspensions.But the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a pair of judgments in October 2015 that upheld key portions of the law.It ruled for one that the law as it stood in 2010 did not violate an individual’s charter right to the presumption of innocence. However, a majority of the court said the law violated the charter protection against unlawful search and seizure.By the time the Supreme Court made its ruling, B.C. had already amended its law to address that point by allowing drivers who failed a roadside breath test to ask for a second test and to apply for a review of their driving prohibition.(CHED, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

30 December 2008A new United Nations-supported blog site just launched in Baghdad is the latest initiative to engage voters in the nascent democracy and motivate them to go to the polls on 31 January 2009 during the country’s provincial elections. The blog, called “Vote for Iraq” can be found on http://voteiraq.maktoobblog.com and was launched with the support of the UN-led International Election Assistance Team (IEAT).The site encourages users to use several formats – including photos – to express their views and enables links with other websites and online forums. “The IEAT has supported the development of this blog in recognition of the tremendous importance and potential of cyberspace to open up political discussion to everyone,” said the Chief Technical Advisor of the IEAT, Sandra Mitchell. “If you look at elections around the world you’ll realise that websites and blogs are critical spaces for engaging constructively with the ‘spin’ of official campaigns,” she added.The site has an editorial policy and is not moderated by any official institution or the UN, according to an elections update issued by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The UN-led IEAT is working with Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) to ensure that electoral events are managed according to international best practices of transparency and accountability. The UN is assisting the IHEC, which is responsible for preparing and conducting elections – beginning with the provincial polls slated for 31 January and culminating with parliamentary elections in 2009-2010.Other election-related projects organized by the IEAT include a nationwide Election Coverage Network launched in October that aims to provide citizens with timely, fair and balanced information and reporting on the provincial elections. read more

“What the tool shows us is that we must reduce emissions and we must also invest in adaptation,” Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of WFP, told the UN News Service in an interview following the launch of the new map at a COP21 press briefing.“Reducing emissions without investing in adaptation will not allow us to deliver the durable, sustainable results over the next century to ensure that we can provide the prosperity and peace that the 2030 Agenda [for Sustainable Development] so boldly supports,” she added. Ms. Cousin further highlighted that the map paints a stark picture of how climate disasters drive hunger: “In Paris, we must decide between a future world where ending hunger is achievable – or one where we and every future generation continue this losing struggle responding to the scourge of global hunger,” she said.In less than two weeks, Member States are expected to adopt a new universal climate change agreement intended to limit the global temperature rise to below two degrees Celsius. Experts have reported that a rise beyond this level will cause irreversible damage to the planet by exacerbating droughts, floods, food and water shortages, affecting the most vulnerable countries first. According to WFP, the new research tool – called the Food Insecurity and Climate Change Vulnerability map – examines how over time climate change may increase hunger vulnerability across the globe. Depending on the outcome of the Paris negotiations, the agency says future generations will inherit a world with less vulnerability than today, or a world significantly more vulnerable to food insecurity. Produced with the Met Office Hadley Centre, it illustrates how strong adaptation and mitigation efforts can prevent the worst impacts of climate change on hunger globally and help make people less vulnerable to food insecurity. But it also shows how failure to adapt along with increases in greenhouse gas emissions, could increase the vulnerability of millions of people to hunger and malnutrition. “Helping vulnerable people adapt and build their resilience to climate related disruptions requires identifying sufficient and predictable funding, while simultaneously investing in a low carbon future,” Ms. Cousin said. “Only if leaders get it right in Paris will we end hunger by 2030 and provide future generations with the opportunity to enjoy sustainable and durable global food security.” The map incorporates five years of research between WFP’s food security experts and world-renowned scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre. It shows how climate change affects food security vulnerability in least developed countries today, and through sophisticated projections, the extent to which it will do so in the future, depending on climate action. Users can select a time – present day, 2050s and 2080s – and view vulnerability to climate-induced hunger (low at white, high at deep red) according to adaptation efforts and levels of emissions. “Our joint research shows how climate change can affect the scale and geography of food insecurity, and how adaptation and mitigation can address the challenges of future food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries,” said Kirsty Lewis, a Climate Security Science Manager at the Met Office, in a press release. In the meantime, WFP recalled that climate disasters affect hungry and vulnerable people disproportionately, and that such disasters increase hunger by destroying land, livestock, crops and food supplies, making it harder for people to access markets and food networks. read more

For years I had been telling myself that baseball still reigned supreme in this country, that Americans still held the national pastime in higher regard than the NFL. Then I had an epiphany after watching Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday night. To a baseball aficionado, the game had a little bit of everything. Pitching: A masterful performance by the Giants’ 21-year-old rookie starter Madison Bumgarner, who blanked the Rangers, owners of the majors’ highest team batting average during the regular season, in eight innings. In the history of baseball, only one starting pitcher younger than Bumgarner has thrown eight shutout innings in a World Series game. Hitting: In the third inning, San Francisco designated hitter Aubrey Huff, who grew up a Rangers fan, mashed a two-run home run that seemingly landed down the road in Cowboys Stadium. Fielding: The Giants put on a defensive exhibition. Second baseman Freddy Sanchez was all over the infield making plays. Left-fielder Cody Ross had a nice sliding catch, and catcher Buster Posey threw out Josh Hamilton, the modern-day Mickey Mantle, trying to steal second base. And yet, I thought to myself, “More people are probably watching Sunday Night Football.” Turns out I was right. And I’m OK with that. USA Today reported that the New Orleans Saints’ win over the Pittsburgh Steelers (11.8 percent of TV households) outdrew Game 4 of the World Series (10.4). CNBC’s Darren Rovell reported it was the first time an NFL regular-season game has out-drawn a World Series game. Curiously, the NFL has traditionally conceded Sunday nights to the World Series. That changed this year, and it has proved that football is king in this country. And it’s relatively easy to explain. Popularity in football, a game that features a collection of the world’s best athletes engaging in violent collisions at high speeds on every down, has soared. As attention spans and attention to detail have waned in society, so has interest in baseball, the game that prizes those two attributes. And although USA Today reported that the Giants’ World Series-clinching Game 5 victory out-drew Monday Night Football in terms of television ratings, it is clear baseball is falling behind. The best thing baseball had going was performance-enhancing drugs. Big biceps brought big home run numbers during the steroid era. However, the advent of drug testing stifled those numbers. According to Baseball Almanac, from 2005-09, the highest rating a World Series garnered was an 11.7, in 2009. The lowest rating a World Series garnered during the 1990s was a 14.1, in 1998. To be fair, baseball isn’t doing itself any favors. The regular season is too long — the World Series stretches into November. And any World Series without a team from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or Boston isn’t going to draw the average sports fan to the tube. But ever since gladiators clashed against fellow human beings and animals alike, the spectator has been fixated on action and violence. Today’s sports fans are no different. Baseball can’t compete with that. A sport based more on strategy and proficiency will always fall victim to a sport of pick-sixes and spread offenses in the public eye. If I’m the only one jumping out of my seat because of a perfectly executed suicide squeeze or a flawless relay from an outfield wall to home plate, that’s fine with me. read more

first_imgBlackman shot the insurgent, who had been seriously injured in an attack by an Apache helicopter, in the chest at close range with a 9mm pistol before quoting a phrase from Shakespeare as the man convulsed and died in front of him. Alexander Blackman Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey once served in the armed forcesCredit:Andrew Crowley for the Telegraph  The judges were due to deliver their decision on Friday but postponed it until this week, meaning the former marine spent mother’s day weekend in prison. “He is incredibly kind, thoughtful and generous,” she said. “He is the first to help anybody in need.”The arrest and conviction was a huge shock,” she added. “But it was the dismissal in disgrace that was the hardest aspect of all to bear. I have often said if you cut my husband in half you would see a Royal Marine all the way through him.”During the appeal which overturned the murder conviction, judges found that the incident was the result of a mental illness – an “adjustment disorder”.The judges ruled that the marine’s ability to “form a rational judgment” was “substantially impaired”. former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey  The former Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is praying for Marine A’s release, arguing that the soldier has been punished enough for a split second decision made in the “heat and dust of battle”.George Carey, who himself served in the armed forces, argued ahead of Sergeant Alexander Blackman’s sentencing on Tuesday that it was “hard to understand the pressures” soldiers endured “unless you have walked a mile in their shoes”.Blackman, 42, better known as Marine A, from Taunton in Somerset, was convicted of murder in 2013 for shooting dead a wounded Taliban insurgent. Earlier this year, judges overturned this verdict and replaced it with a conviction of manslaughter.  Marine A’s new legal team, led by Jonathan Goldberg QC, told judges on Friday that “at the forefront of our submission is the plea that he should be released today”.Mr Goldberg added: “the incarceration of almost three and a half years which he has already served is already too much for his crime”.The judges had previously ruled that Blackman was suffering from an “abnormality of mental functioning” at the time of the incident.In court last week the soldier’s wife Claire Blackman said she had only been together for four and a half years with her husband for the duration of their eight year marriage because he has either been fighting for his country or in jail.center_img Claire Blackman has campaigned for her husband’s releaseCredit:Geoff Pugh for the Telegraph  Alexander Blackman will be given his new sentence on TuesdayCredit:Andrew Parsons /PA  He told him: “There you are. Shuffle off this mortal coil, you c—. It’s nothing you wouldn’t do to us.”He then turned to comrades and said: “Obviously this doesn’t go anywhere, fellas. I just broke the Geneva Convention.”The shooting was captured on a camera mounted on the helmet of another Royal Marine.During his trial, Blackman, who denied murder, said he believed the victim was already dead and he was taking out his anger on a corpse. Claire Blackman Lord Carey said: “I understand this man was a magnificent soldier with a long and distinguished record of service to the Queen. “I have served myself in the armed forces and know that in the heat and dust of battle, split second decisions must be made and expediency can sometimes overcome strict morality even for the best of men. And unless you have walked a mile in their shoes it is hard to understand the pressures. “The long prison sentence he has already served seems long enough both for him and his dignified wife, and I pray for his release”.The former Archbishop, who served in Iraq as a radio operator in the Royal Air Force in the 1950s, added: “We need men like this at this time.”A panel of five judges at the Court Martial Appeal Court are due to re-sentence Blackman for diminished responsibility manslaughter on Tuesday. 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.last_img read more

first_imgThe once magical $1,000/oz price for gold – once considered unachievable – will be increasingly regarded more as the future “bottom out” floor price in the immediate years ahead, according to a senior Westpac economist. Addressing the first day in Perth today of the Paydirt 2010 Australian Gold Conference, Westpac Senior International Economist, Huw McKay, said the gold price had stepped up year on year by about $100/oz above predictions, for at least the past five years. His was just one of many interesting presentations.“What we did not know was going to happen was that we were going to have such an enormous collapse in risk appetite that pushed gold beyond the $1,000 magical barrier,” McKay said. “That has changed gold trends forever and what was once an invisible ceiling, is now more a level where we talk about the $1,000/oz price as more of a floor price going forward. It is now being seen as the level at which any plunge in the gold price will start to pull out of such a dive.”McKay attributed the gold price pressures as due to two main factors – the change in demand for jewellery – from two thirds of world gold consumption in 2007 to around 40% currently. “In parallel with this, there has been an expansion in exchange traded products which have grown from accounting for 7% of total gold consumption in 2007 to 19% now. This is a dramatic trend movement move and it is here to stay,” McKay said.“World equity markets and financing has so much uncertainty to it that the allure of gold has never been stronger. Demand for gold has shifted to the investor, with very strong fundamental trends coming together to fuel investor appetite for things they can see, touch, hold and put in a warehouse. Gold certainty meets that criteria.”McKay said the turn towards gold had come out of all other asset classes as “investors try to get into something that holds value”.The Westpac executive predicted gold holding at around US$1,006/z by the end of this year, moving only slightly higher to around $1,030 by 2011. “We do not see immense upside in gold but it is certainly there,” McKay said.Production at Australia’s new 1 Moz/y super gold mine, Newmont Boddington Gold in Western Australia, is expected to reach full production by the end of this calendar year. The “on track” ramp-up forecast was announced today. Newmont Asia Pacific’s Regional Group Executive – Operations, Philip Stephenson, in the opening address to the conference, said the planned 12 month ramp-up schedule at Boddington, 130 km southeast of Perth, is “on track and is currently about 70% complete”.The first gold at Boddington for “Newmont’s cornerstone asset for many years to come” Stephenson said, was poured and shipped in September last year “with recoveries for both gold and copper above design expectations. The ramp-up is at about 70% and climbing and we anticipate reaching full capacity late in 2010 as this is a mega project and will correspondingly take time to ramp-up,” he said.“Newmont will however continue to further develop this underexplored and highly prospective greenstone belt – so do not be surprised if this operation goes for at least 30, maybe 40 years.”Newmont is also a 50% owner in Western Australia’s giant Superpit gold mine at Kalgoorlie, as well as the Jundee mine (WA), Tanami mine (NT) and Waihi gold (New Zealand).On global gold equity markets, Stephenson said there had been a huge growth in Exchange Traded Fund holdings with almost 600 t of gold going into ETF holdings in 2009 as investors sought greater insurance against global economic uncertainty by boosting physical stocks of gold.“This has increased ETF holdings to just below 45 million ounces or around 75% of annual mine production globally for the entire industry,” Stephenson said. “To put this gold movement into perspective, the flight to gold in 2009 was twice what we saw in 2007 and 2008.”Stephenson said the operating outlook for Newmont for 2010 was total gold output of 5.3 to 5.5 Moz at around $450-480/oz, which is expected to improve to around $310-340/oz with copper credits for Boddington and Batu Hijau taken into account.The Western Australia Government has been warned to “put on ice” any pre Budget aspirations to impose higher royalties on the State’s massive A$72 billion plus per annum production value from its resources sector – or put at risk the sector’s post GFC resurgence. Addressing the first day, Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, Chief Executive, Reg Howard-Smith, said there was on a conservative basis, some A$135 billion worth of resource projects currently committed or under consideration in WA.“The implications in Western Australia of any mooted higher local state taxes on mining, are severe – and have their own impacts quite separate from any national rise under reports the Henry Tax Review will further tax resources,” he said. “The WA resources sector pays some A$3 billion in royalties per annum – a 137% increase in royalties over the past five years – and it comes from gold and all other minerals sectors in WA.“While there are areas of WA mining that have been doing very well, the resources sector is not homogenous – and the WA Government should be engaging with the mining and exploration industry if a State mining tax hike is being mooted,” he said. “To increase royalties across the board would be folly to long-term success of existing and start-up mining projects, particularly as we are also have to guard against a repeat of the skills and materials shortages of not so long ago that plagued mining costs. If the sector has to succumb to a higher state and Federal tax impost, not only will the industry be paying more but it is also hardly the much touted simplification of Australia’s taxes on mining.”Howard-Smith said the Chamber would continue to oppose any push to have the approvals process for mining infrastructure in Western Australia, handed over to Canberra. “The WA Government has been largely responsible for multi-user mining infrastructure and there is also undoubtedly a lot of private infrastructure developed – and it has been a good mix of private and public infrastructure, even though some bottlenecks are looming. If however, you take away the revenue stream from a State Government, and the link between approvals and project income stream, then the provision of infrastructure will not happen.”An annual production in excess of 100,000 oz/y of gold per annum by 2012 has been forecast by resurgent Coolgardie gold producer, Focus Minerals. Addressing the conference, Focus Minerals’ CEO, Campbell Baird, said the invigoration of the company was being successfully driven by its successful refurbishment of the Three Mile gold mill and an aggressive exploration thrust.“Three Mile has increased output from a rate of 400,000 t/y and was last month running at 1.0 Mt/y – well towards our target of 1.2 Mt/y,” Baird said. “Critically, the gold recoveries are consistently above 90% and as well as our own gold, this is now starting to attract increasing third party interest in toll treating opportunites at Coolgardie. In April, we will be toll treating 100,000 t for La Mancha Resources. Operating costs are also within the expected range.”The no-debt Focus is pushing ahead with developing and mining of its flagship Tindals Mining Centre including its Perseverance, Empress, Countess and Tindals underground orebodies. Baird said total production for calendar 2010 is expected to be 80,000 oz with that pushing out to 100,000 oz in 2011 before moving above that milestone in 2012.The newest discovery at Western Australia’s third largest gold mine – the Athena deposit at St Ives in the Kambalda region south of Kalgoorlie – will go underground by December this year. St Ives’ owner, Gold Fields, said the push underground with Athena and ongoing exploration success is targeting an extension to the mine’s life of 10 years.Gold Fields Executive Vice President, Tommy McKeith, said new exploration at St Ives’ Athena deposit was confirming higher and wider grade mineralisation than had previously been mined. “This has positioned Gold Fields to have Athena in full underground gold production for the first time by mid 2011 after start-up at the end of this year.”The mine – which has been in modern era production since 1980 – celebrated its 10 Moz milestone in December last year – nearly half of that under the tutelage of Gold Fields’ ownership for the past four to five years. The company has already added more than 3.65 Moz in reserves since acquisition. The mine is fed by multiple ore sources with at least four of those in the plus 2 Moz category – with a spate of recent new discoveries increasing the potential mine life.Gold One International says it expects to double production rates this year at its flagship Modder East gold mine in South Africa – but has forecast even higher outputs by next year. Company President, Neal Froneman, said the Modder East underground gold mine was relatively “shallow” at about 300 m compared to more normal 2,000 m deep South African gold miners – considerably enhancing mine margins and higher productivity rates.“We have commenced a scale-up in production and are currently running at around 60,000 oz/y but will push this out by year’s end to between 100,000 and 120,000 oz,” Froneman said. “Our focus is to make sure Modder East continues to deliver on this ramp up and achieve a steady rate of between 150,000 and 180,000 oz from 2011.”Gold One is finalising a debt facility over the next two months to service end-of-year puts of convertible notes by bondholders. Froneman said negotiations are currently being progressed with four shortlisted banks to secure a senior secured debt facility with final non binding proposals received last month from all four. Modder East has an initial mine life of eight years with potential for significant longer life. First gold was poured in July last year from an intial reserve of 7.65 Mt @ 5.5 g/t Au. Initial production since late last year has been at a cost of around $593/oz produced.last_img read more

first_imgTHERE WILL BE a penumbral eclipse of the Moon tonight.The full moon will undergo the lunar eclipse as it passes through the outer region of Earth’s shadow, according to Astronomy Ireland.During this type of minor event, the Moon will darken slightly and can be observed without any special equipment.Unlike a solar eclipse which may last only a few minutes, a lunar eclipse can last hours and can be seen by anyone on the night-side of Earth.The eclipse will begin at 10.50pm but will be at its greatest at 12.50am Saturday. At that time, almost all of the Moon will be slightly darkened by the shadow. The event will end at 2.49am.“I’ve seen lots of lunar eclipses over the years and I’ve always found them very fascinating to watch,” said David Moore, editor of Astronomy Ireland magazine.“This Friday is a great opportunity for people all over Ireland to go out and see an eclipse for themselves. The best thing is to look at the Moon before the eclipse starts, so you can see how much darker it gets as the night goes on.”Observation reports and photos for publication in the magazine can be emailed to observe@astronomy.ie. From 1900 to 2013: The evolution of outer space on the big screenThis optical phenomenon was spotted in Dublin this morningFrog photobombs NASA rocket lift-offlast_img read more

first_img By Hayley Halpin 6 Comments Man in his 70s dies after car crashes into gate post in Cork The incident happened on the Ballyhooley Road in Mayfield at 8.15am this morning. Thursday 14 Jun 2018, 10:04 AM Share1 Tweet Email Short URL http://jrnl.ie/4070228 16,647 Views center_img Ballyhooley Road, Mayfield, Cork Image: Google Maps Ballyhooley Road, Mayfield, Cork Image: Google Maps A MAN IN his late 70s has died after the car he was travelling in struck a gate post in Cork this morning.The incident happened on the Ballyhooley Road at the junction with Gordon’s Hill in Mayfield at 8.15am this morning.The female driver, a woman in her late 70s, has been taken to Cork University Hospital with serious injuries.A man in his late 70s, who was also travelling in the car, was fatally injured. His body remains at the scene.The road is currently closed off and local diversions are in place. Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are en route to the scene.Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who has information in relation to the incident to contact Mayfield Garda Station on 01 455 8510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station. Jun 14th 2018, 10:04 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgLes piments aideraient à mincir plus facilementÉtats-Unis – Selon une équipe de chercheurs de l’UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles), manger du piment, plus ou moins épicé, pourrait aider à mincir.La responsable de cette propriété inattendue est la capsaïcine, substance qui donne son goût piquant au piment et qui lui permet, dans la nature, de repousser les prédateurs. Plus ce légume est épicé, plus il contient de capsaïcine.Les scientifiques ont mené une étude sur trente-quatre personnes, hommes et femmes, qui suivaient un régime hypocalorique (800 calories par jour) et liquide. La moitié d’entre eux prenait une pilule de DCT, l’autre un placebo. Le DCT, ou dihydrocapsiate, a les mêmes effets que la capsaïcine mais ne provoque pas de sensation de brûlure comme le piment.Il s’est avéré que les personnes ayant pris du DCT ont brûlé deux fois plus de calories que celles auxquelles on avait administré un placebo, et ce durant quelques heures après la prise du comprimé. Le DCT favorisrait également l’oxydation des graisses, leur permettant d’être plus facilement utilisées comme source d’énergie par l’organisme. Enfin, les piments contenant des fibres (un grand piment en contient environ 3 grammes), ils augmentent la satiété et permettent de manger moins et donc de mincir.À lire aussiAnorexie mentale : symptômes, causes, conséquences, qu’est ce que c’est ?Selon les chercheurs, le piment aiderait à brûler les graisses grâce à la chaleur que provoque la prise de capsaïcine, ou de DCT. Son ingestion entraîne l’activation des récepteurs de la douleur qui transmettent des messages au cerveau. Celui-ci augmente le taux d’adrénaline, la fréquence cardiaque, la transpiration et donc, les dépenses énergétiques. En plus de ces propriétés amincissantes, il a été démontré récemment que le piment pouvait être utilisé pour traiter certaines affections comme la migraine, l’arthrite ou les douleurs musculaires (voir article). Le 3 mai 2010 à 11:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 3, 2017 – Providenciales – The general Public is hereby advised, that all importations made under the Customs (Import Duty Exemption) Order 2017, which expires on the 31st of October 2017, does not require the prior written approval of the Collector of Customs. Individuals are not required to request these exemptions.The Department has created a specific Customs Processing Code 494, which when entered into the system will automatically calculate the Customs Duty and the Customs Processing Fee at 0%.   This code has been provided to all Brokers.   As a reminder all importations require the assistance of a broker to make a declaration on behalf of the Importer.   The exception is for importations made by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, and importations which include only three commodities, in which case you may visit our Providenciales office to utilize the front terminal, and limited assistance will be provided by an officer.All other concession requests will continue to be granted in the prescribed manner.Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us as follows:For Providenciales:cmwilliams@gov.tc or 2459205ldmalcolm@gov.tc or 3313221 or 2313221rggibbs@gov.tc or 2414260jharry@gov.tc or 2448049drobinson@gov.tc or 2442355 For Grand Turk:ncgarland@gov.tc or 2417454ljoutten@gov.tc or 2411941dsmith@gov.tc or 2310819Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

first_imgASA leaders and staff joined media and other industry partners at the 2014 Ag Media Summit this week in Indianapolis, Ind., where they had a chance to discuss policy issues impacting the nation’s soybean farmers and received recognition for the production of American Soybean magazine.The American Agriculture Editors Association (AAEA) presents awards in communications each year for writing, design and numerous other categories.ASA brought home second place for American Soybean magazine in the publications category this year.The quarterly magazine debuted last summer and each issue focuses on specific themes and topics important to soy growers across the United States, including big data, sustainability, biotechnology and more.Click here to see the entire list of 2104 AAEA awards winners.last_img read more

first_imgo Where: 7635 S.E. MacArthur Blvd.o Telephone: 360-694-7263.o On the Web: http://regiftingstore.orgA Heights-area thrift store is in need of exactly the sort of help it’s known for giving out.Korry Holtzlander, creator of the dirt-cheap-or-free Regifting Store at 7635 S.E. MacArthur Blvd., seems to have run into the limits of charity. After operating since summer 2009 along a business model that prizes generosity over the bottom line — letting people pay what they can, even if it’s nothing at all, and doling out free cash assistance to the most desperate — the store, and Holtzlander himself, have been hit by a parade of opportunistic thieves.First, he said, somebody smashed the window of his truck and grabbed the $650 cash deposit that was headed for the bank. Then, he said, somebody broke into the back of his store and took the safe — which contained a few bucks and a lot of change.Then, the big one: Some homeless folks who help out at the store and stay at Holtzlander’s house, and were entrusted with taking $1,500 home and locking it away in a drawer as per routine, seem to have run off with the money.Holtzlander had brief chats with police after these incidents but never filed any formal crime reports until other volunteer stores urged him to do so — and The Columbian started asking after the official complaint.“I just want to turn the other cheek, like it says in the Bible,” he said. “Anybody who is stealing stuff is in trouble. I don’t figure I’ll ever be getting the money back, so, what’s the point?”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Police Department conducts Child Safety Seat Inspections and Installations at the Public Safety Building on Wednesdays between 10am to 2pm. No appointments are necessary, however, it is strongly encouraged that you call ahead (978-658-5071) to make sure a technician is available. Learn more HERE.Watch this video PSA, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wilmington.castus-vod/vod/video/a6da16a5-6e36-414b-b3ad-8ad762d25b78/video.original.mp400:0000:0001:43Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Learn About The New Wilmington Police Explorers ProgramIn “Videos”VIDEO: Highlights From Wilmington Police Beach DayIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch ‘The Back Track Band’ Perform A Concert On The CommonIn “Videos”last_img read more

first_img Share PixabayA dozen Texas inmates are serving a sentence the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional because they were younger than 18 when they committed their crimes.In early 2016, the court told states to retroactively apply its 2012 ruling that banned mandatory life without parole for juveniles convicted of homicide. While many states have acted to resentence offenders to parole-eligible terms, Texas has left it to inmates to apply individually. If they succeed before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, their sentences will be set aside and new punishment hearings ordered, said Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark.Attorney Mandy Miller is working on resentencing requests for three of the 12, including a now-27-year-old man convicted at 15 of capital murder in the beating and burning death of a 19-year-old man he and a handful of other teens robbed. The other nine have not yet requested resentencing.State lawmakers in 2009 passed legislation banning life without parole for offenders 16 and younger and then, four years later, prohibited the sentence for 17-year-olds as well. The law now mandates a sentence of life with the opportunity for parole after 40 years for juveniles who commit certain crimes — but some advocates say even that is too long.The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition is championing legislation to give juvenile offenders an earlier shot at parole. The “Second Look” bill would make those inmates eligible for release after serving 20 years, and require the Board of Pardons and Paroles to consider the “growth and maturity of a youthful offender.” The bill died in committee this year, but the group will try again next session.The coalition said 2,100 inmates who committed crimes as teens would have qualified for parole sooner — more than 1,600 in the next two years.Larry Robinson’s son is one.Earlier this year, Robinson broke down in tears as he told a legislative committee all the things that weren’t considered when his son Jason was sentenced to automatic life with the possibility of parole: nightmares about Larry’s deployment during Operation Desert Storm, physical abuse from a relative, drug addiction, suicidal thoughts, and trips to three psychologists.“The sentencing … was the worst day. It’s like the life just came out of me,” Robinson said recently. “I just kept blaming myself, saying that it was my fault.”Jason Robinson was 16 when he and two other teens robbed the 19th Hole Pawn Shop in Killeen in 1994. They restrained clerk Troy Langseth and duct-taped his mouth before one teen stabbed him multiple times, including a blow that pierced his heart. The trio made off with 17 guns and the store’s security videotape.The younger Robinson, who turns 40 in January, talked about poor decisions that led him to that moment in an interview at the Alfred D. Hughes Unit in Gatesville. He remembered snorting lithium and said he went along the day of the robbery because his friends had marijuana.Langseth was 24, lanky and tall, with curly brown hair and a beloved white Camaro. He was taking computer science college classes and wasn’t supposed to work that morning.“It doesn’t seem real that you can make a decision that takes five minutes to make, and it can affect everyone’s lives … even 23 years later,” Jason Robinson said. “I know sorry is not good enough. I wish things were different.”He also understands that he wants the very thing he stole from Langseth — a chance at having a life. He’s never had a driver’s license, never been on a real date, never walked across a stage to graduate, although he’s earned his GED and two college degrees while in prison.“I live with knowing what happened and the consequences of our actions,” he said, but “I feel like I’m running out of time.”Mark Langseth was 21 when his brother was killed and believes Robinson should serve out his term.“When you are 16, or even 15, every person … that walks the face of the planet understands that there are consequences,” Langseth said. “Jason’s actually lucky in a way that he at least gets to keep on living. My brother doesn’t get that opportunity.”Some pushing for changes in Texas’ juvenile sentencing laws say a life sentence even with the possibility of parole means inmates like Robinson may never be released. Attorney Elizabeth Henneke said data from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice show that less than 5 percent of juveniles sentenced to life before 2013 have been paroled.Henneke, who represents Robinson, recently formed the Lone Star Justice Alliance, a nonprofit that will contest trying juveniles in adult court and sentencing them to long prison terms, and wants to address underlying issues that lead to juvenile crime.Murff Bledsoe tried Robinson’s case. Now an adjunct faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, he sees validity in arguments that juveniles lack the same maturity and brain development as adults, potentially leading to reckless acts. He said he could support a bill changing the law — but for future offenders, not those already serving time.“I think that in a case like this, where this family has suffered the ultimate of losing a loved one under terrible circumstances, to then go back and take away from them the certainty of what they were told, I don’t agree with that,” he said.Read More: http://apne.ws/5SqUCV3last_img read more

first_imgEndura Govan, owner of D.C.-based International Business Kids receives an award from the Rainbow Push Coalition. (left to right) Steve Smith, executive director, Public Policy Institute, Government Relations &Telecommunications Project; Rev. Jesse Jackson, Eudura Govan and the event emcees. (Photo by Rob Roberts)The Rainbow Push Coalition discussed serious issues such as police violence and the impact of Blacks on the 2016 elections but not before hosting a gala that honored members of Congress as well as D.C. area businesses and civil rights leaders.The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow Push Coalition and its Center for Education Fund, convened its annual Public Policy and Media and Telecom Symposium from Dec. 15-16 at the Capital Hilton in the District. Vocalists such as Richard Smallwood (who was an honoree of the event), Angie Stone and Maurette Brown Clark performed before the crowd of 100 but there was some business to attend to before the entertainment.“We are here to recognize influential and inspiring leaders in this city and across the country,” said Nicol Turner-Lee, vice president and chief research and policy officer for the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, who co-emceed the event with Kelly Mikel Williams, who hosts the “Black Politics Today” show on internet radio BLIS.fm.Twelve people were scheduled to be honored at the gala that included U.S. Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.). Jeffries didn’t attend the event.Cummings said that the trial of Baltimore police officer William Porter is on the mind of a lot of his constituents. He updated the crowd that the jury at that time was hung or undecided in its decision to convict Porter in the death of Freddie Gray, to the gasps of many in the audience.“We are fighting the same battles that we have been fighting for years and we have to keep fighting those battles,” Cummings said.Lee said that Jackson’s historic runs for the presidency in 1984 and 1988 opened doors for her. “If it wasn’t for you running for president, I would not be in Congress today,” Lee said. “Reverend, you have taught us to keep hope alive. We thank you for what you have done in the past and for leading the way in the Tech 2020, where Black people will have more of a stake in the high-tech industry.”The Rainbow Push Coalition also honored District practicing attorney John Burns who co-founded the non-profit ICON TALKS, Chanelle Hardy, aide to Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Marie Sylla-Dixon, senior director and chief counsel of government affairs at TMobile USA, Donna Epps, senior vice president for public policy and strategic alliance for Verizon, Antonio Williams, government affairs director of Comcast, Endura Burns, founder of International Business Kids and Kimberly Marcus, director of supplier diversity at AARP, and Dr. Marco Clark, founder and CEO of the Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts.  Jackson said that voting in high numbers will help solve a lot of problems that Black people have.“If I don’t vote our worse dreams will be realized,” he said encouraging the audience to repeat after him. “We must not give up. We must vote to make things happen for us.”On Dec. 16, there were events that focused on topics such as the 2016 election and Black voter turnout, how people of color can impact sports, business opportunities for the Black-owned news media and the latest developments in the telecommunications and high-tech industry. Jackson held a press conference in which he talked about strategies to stem the tide of police violence along with members of the clergy in the Washington, D.C. area and nationally.last_img read more

first_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems May 25, 2010 – Upon the acquisition of Amicas, a radiology and cardiology information technology (IT) developer, Merge Healthcare will display Amicas products at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting June 3 – 5, 2010 in Minneapolis. Amicas’ cardiology solutions, VERICIS, integrates data from different sites and different sources to create a comprehensive digital record on the patient. Web-based clinical reporting aims to improve cardiac patient management by streamlining the report generation and distribution process. Also on display at Merge’s booth will be the Merge Patient Kiosk designed for patients to take ownership of their healthcare experience by leveraging technology and providing streamlined processes that save time. The Avatar-based Merge Patient Kiosk allows physician practices to streamline patient billing and collection processes, re-allocate front office staff to other business tasks, extend hours of operation, offer culturally sensitive, multi-lingual services and create the ability to strategically place staff in a multi-site practice. CADstream is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) computer-aided detection (CAD) system with customized applications designed to accommodate customer study needs. CADstream is indicated for use with breast, liver and prostate MRI. The company will show its Cedara WebAccess’ standards-based integration and zero-footprint deployment technology. This solution helps clinicians and CIOs overcome the challenges associated with distribution of images over a wide area network such as proprietary integrations, duplication of data, expensive hardware replacements, high IT support /deployment costs, platform compatibility issues and high bandwidth requirements. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more center_img News | May 25, 2010 CAD-MRI, Cardiac Imaging IT on Display at SIIM 2010 Related Content Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read morelast_img read more

first_imgNews | Mammography | May 01, 2017 Breast Cancers Found by Mammography Do Not Regress If Left Untreated New JACR study finds less frequent or delayed screening does not impact breast cancer overdiagnosis frequency Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Related Content News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more May 1, 2017 — Breast cancers detected by mammography screening do not spontaneously disappear or regress if left untreated, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR). The scientific findings contradict claims that many cancers found via mammography may simply “go away” if left undiscovered or untreated.Among all practices involved in the study, 25,281 screen-detected invasive breast cancers and 9,360 cases of screen-detected ductal carcinoma in situ were reported over the 10-year study period. Among these cancers, there were 240 cases of untreated invasive breast cancer and 239 cases of untreated ductal carcinoma in situ. None were reported to have spontaneously disappeared or regressed at next mammography.An unknown percentage of these 479 cases represent overdiagnosis, but because all untreated screen-detected cancers were visible and suspicious for malignancy at next mammographic examination, delaying the onset of screening (from age 40 to ages 45 or 50) or increasing the interval between screenings (biennial vs annual) should not reduce the frequency of overdiagnosis. Medical science cannot yet determine which cancers will or will not advance to kill the person afflicted.For more information: www.jacr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more last_img read more

first_img Share October 23, 2014 436 Views Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Home Prices 2014-10-23 Tory Barringer Home price growth accelerated in August following a slightly better than reported July, according to a new release from one of the nation’s housing regulators.The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported Thursday that U.S. house prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent month-over-month in August. The increase follows a revised 0.2 percent improvement in July (up from an original estimate of 0.1 percent).On a year-over-year basis, FHFA’s price index was up 4.8 percent, putting it roughly in line with its August 2005 level and 5.8 percent below its peak in April 2007.Across the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted month price changes ranged from declines of 0.6 percent in the New England and South Atlantic divisions (the only two divisions to see prices fall) to growth of 1.2 percent in the Mountain division.Year-over-year, the Pacific division continued to lead all others with an appreciation rate of 7.8 percent. At the bottom was the Middle Atlantic, where prices in August were up only 1.9 percent from the year before.As a measure of home prices based on mortgages sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, FHFA’s index gauges price changes exclusive of high-cost, non-conforming mortgages. As with most other measures, the index has seen a gradual slowdown in the last year as the housing market steps back from the kind of gains observed in 2012 and 2013.center_img FHFA Home Price Index Up 0.5% in August in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Government, Newslast_img read more

first_imgThe cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to the law on motor vehicles, which abolish consumption taxes across the board and introduces an emission-based road tax for passenger vehicles and light vans.The changes concern vehicles registered in the Republic after the law comes into force at the beginning of 2019.The changes will see a rise in the road tax of passenger vehicles with high CO2 emissions and a rise in the road tax of newly registered passenger vehicles and vans according to their age.According to the bill, road tax for those two vehicle categories will take into consideration the combined cycle CO2 emissions – euros per gramme per kilometre.For 120 gr/km the tax will €0.50 per gr/km, or €60; between 120 and 150, €3; 150 to 180, €6; over 180, €12.Annual road tax cannot exceed €1,500.On top of this, road tax charged on used vehicles imported after the law comes into force will also include additional charges based on their age.No charges will be imposed on used cars, petrol or diesel, up to one-year-old; between one and two, zero for petrol and €100 for diesel; two to three, €50 for petrol and €200 for diesel; three to four €100 and €300; four to five, €250 and €500; five to eight, €500 to €1,000; eight to 10, €750 and €1,500; over 10, €1,000 and €2,000.You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoComparisons.orgCalifornia Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Must Read ThisComparisons.orgUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more