first_imgNew Brazil forward Richarlison is intent on making quite an impression on this month’s Brasil Global Tour – and has already targeted unleashing his trademark ‘pigeon dance’ celebration in USA.The Everton man was originally overlooked for September’s clashes with USA and El Salvador, but received a surprise call-up after his former Fluminense team-mate Pedro was forced to withdraw through injury.And the 21-year-old revealed his inclusion came as quite a shock. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “I was lying playing video games with my friends here at home,” Richarlison told the press in New Jersey.”That’s when Edu’s call arrived. I was very surprised at the time, I couldn’t believe it. I wasn’t expecting a call.”I had just arrived from training, I had lunch and went to play video games as usual. And then, suddenly, a call comes in and just like that I am told that I’m being called up to the national team. There is nothing better.”A base vem forte heimmmm!!! #primos pic.twitter.com/aGtnQC984U— Richarlison Andrade (@richarlison97) August 24, 2018The former Flu man has impressed in England, his fine form with Watford last term earning him a mega-money move to Merseyside during the transfer window. And now he is intent on bringing his own style to the Selecao.“There will be the pigeon dance,” he chuckled. “Everyone is already asking about it. I hope to score a goal and then do the pigeon.”Richarlison joined his new team-mates for training on Monday at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey and will now be hoping to dance his way around MetLife Stadium on Friday when Brazil meet USA.Follow a new era for Brazilian football by joining us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.last_img read more

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first_imgPremier League Kiss goodbye to the Premier League! Alexis & Arsenal show Spurs who rules North London Chris Wheatley Arsenal Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 22:47 11/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Alexis v Spurs 2 Getty Premier League Arsenal Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur The Gunners all but ended their local rivals’ chances of winning the title this season with an impressive 2-0 victory at the Emirates North London derbies are special occasions for everyone involved and Saturday’s lunch-time kick off was no different. Emirates Stadium is rarely home to such raucous support unless the likes of FC Koln are visiting but there is something adrenaline-pumping about meetings between these two.Arsenal and Tottenham fans hate each other, the players produce the kind of tackles which supporters love to see and major broadcasters across the world stream the game to far-flung countries most haven’t even heard of.Arsenal 6/1 to win the Europa League Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player A lot has been written about there being a power shift over the last two years in North London towards Spurs – and it’s clear a gap has formed where consistency in results is concerned. However, there can still be no argument about who the bigger of the two teams still is and that is what many Gooners will take comfort from.As a supporter, would one prefer three FA Cups in four years or one season of Champions League football and finishing above Arsenal for the first time in 20 years?Gunners supporters have lofty expectations which haven’t been met by a side who were below par throughout most of last term but they have still had more to cheer about than Spurs fans. And performances such as this provide plenty of hope and give manager Arsene Wenger some respite going into a relatively stress-free set of winter fixtures.Shkodran Mustafi Arsenal 2017Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette were at their scintillating best against Tottenham, with the former two supplying a goal and assist between them. Goal-scorer Alexis was unplayable at times and could have grabbed a second strike late on after a brilliant solo run.It was the work-rate from Arsenal’s midfielders and solidity in defence – with the returning Shkodran Mustafi standing out – which really shone through. The German international defender was criticised for several erratic display at the backend of last season but he put in a performance worthy of a £35 million centre back. And he opened the scoring here with a bullet header.There is no better barometer of success than trophies and Arsenal have put a huge dent in the title hope of Spurs, who were already eight points behind runaway leaders Manchester City before the start of play on Saturday.While Tottenham may still finish above Wenger’s men, it’s worth noting that they haven’t won a trophy since their 2008 League Cup triumph. The hype over a team filled with England players can certainly be justified at times, but when it has really counted Pochettino’s side have slipped away like Spurs teams of the past.As full-time approached, the home fans could be heard taunting their rivals by screaming “you ain’t won nothing yet”. This sensation will be felt across north London over the weekend as Arsenal celebrate painting the north side of London red yet again. Derby games mean a lot to everyone involved and Wenger will certainly be delighted with the brilliant performance and result on Saturday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, believes Jamaica has progressed to a Story Highlights The Prime Minister said in this regard, the Government has sought to reassure citizens through dialogue. Noting concerns raised across the society about NIDS, particularly persons’ privacy, Mr. Holness said some of these issues are legitimate while others resulted from fear and anxiety. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, believes Jamaica has progressed to a “fairly good place” in relation to the commencement of the National Identification System (NIDS) pilot implementation by the last quarter of 2018.He was speaking at a panel discussion at the 7th Inter-American Caribbean Development Bank (IDB) Governors’ Conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, on Tuesday (February 27).Noting concerns raised across the society about NIDS, particularly persons’ privacy, Mr. Holness said some of these issues are legitimate while others resulted from fear and anxiety.The Prime Minister said in this regard, the Government has sought to reassure citizens through dialogue.“We have been having that conversation, and it has been ongoing… . Even after the passage of legislation in Parliament, we continue to have the conversation to reassure them,” he noted.Mr. Holness emphasised that the implementation of NIDS, like any other country’s national ID system, is imperative for several reasons.“From our perspective, it will help with service delivery (by making) us (Government) more efficient and more effective with (minimal) cost to our citizenry. We also believe that each citizen should be known to the State, so that we can properly plan and provide for them,” the Prime Minister emphasised.last_img read more

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first_imgzoom Norwegian-based Höegh LNG has reached a deal to transfer the remaining 49% interest in the entities that own and operate the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Höegh Grace to Höegh LNG Partners.The share in Höegh LNG Colombia Holding, the sole owner of the entities that own and operate the vessel, would be sold for a price of USD 172.5 million, less USD 86.6 million in pro-rata indebtedness related to Höegh Grace expected to be outstanding at the closing date of the transaction.HMLP intends to settle the purchase price with a combination of cash at hand and a drawing under its revolving credit facility granted by Höegh LNG. The purchase price will be subject to certain post-closing adjustments for net working capital.The transaction is expected to be completed by the beginning of January 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.“We are delighted to have reached an agreement with HMLP for the third drop-down to the MLP. Funded by a well-received offering of HMLP’s perpetual preferred equity earlier this autumn, the transaction demonstrates Höegh LNG’s diversified capital markets access,” Sveinung J.S. Støhle, President and CEO of Höegh LNG, said.“With a leading position in the FSRU market, Höegh LNG remains committed to provide HMLP with further growth opportunities through accretive drop-downs of FSRUs on long-term contracts,” Støhle added.HMLP purchased the initial 51% ownership interest in Grace Holding in January 2017 for a price of USD 188.7 million, less USD 96.9 million, the pro rata amount of indebtedness related to the Höegh Grace.In a separate announcement, Höegh LNG informed that its profit for the three months ended September 30 was at USD 1.1 million, down from USD 8.5 million in the preceding quarter. The company reported EBITDA of USD 31.6 million for the third quarter, compared with USD 37.7 million for the previous quarter.The decrease follows a provision made in relation to performance claims on Neptune and GDF Suez Cape Ann relating to the initial years when they were operated as LNG carriers. This had a negative impact of USD 11.9 million on Höegh LNG’s accounts, which was partly offset by the reversal of certain sales-tax-related accruals of USD 2.9 million.last_img read more

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first_imgLe gouvernement provincial et la Municipalité régionale d’Halifax établiront une société qui sera chargée de gérer et d’exploiter le nouveau Centre des congrès d’Halifax. La loi sur le Centre des congrès d’Halifax (Halifax Convention Centre Act), déposée aujourd’hui 23 avril, exige que les deux ordres de gouvernement nomment conjointement le conseil d’administration. « Le nouveau conseil, avec l’aide du personnel chevronné et qualifié de Trade Centre, fera en sorte que nous serons prêts à accueillir des milliers de nouveaux visiteurs à Halifax et dans notre province, renforçant ainsi le tourisme, les affaires et les revenus », a dit Michel Samson, ministre du Développement économique et rural et du Tourisme. « Cette loi décrit notre partenariat officiel, ainsi que la façon dont le nouveau centre des congrès sera géré, faisant en sorte que le conseil sera responsable devant tous les Néo-Écossais. » Une fois en place, le conseil établira et mettra en œuvre l’orientation stratégique de la société. Trade Centre Limited est la société de la Couronne qui est actuellement responsable du World Trade and Convention Centre et des activités de marketing pour le nouveau centre. La nouvelle loi permet aux employés de Trade Centre Limited d’être mutés à la société responsable du Centre des congrès d’Halifax. « Il s’agit d’une bonne nouvelle qui représente un pas de plus vers l’ouverture du nouveau Centre des congrès d’Halifax, a dit Mike Savage, maire de la Municipalité régionale d’Halifax. Il y a deux ans, le conseil municipal s’est engagé à établir un nouveau centre des congrès en signant une entente avec le gouvernement provincial. L’annonce d’aujourd’hui permet de créer une structure de gouvernance responsable et axée sur les compétences qui servira bien la Municipalité et la Province. » La loi exige également la soumission de rapports au gouvernement provincial et à la Municipalité régionale d’Halifax, y compris les états financiers vérifiés annuels. Un rapport sur l’efficacité et la concurrentialité des opérations du centre, y compris une évaluation par une tierce partie, doit également être soumis tous les cinq ans. L’ouverture du nouveau centre des congrès est prévue en 2016. Dix-neuf organismes se sont déjà engagés à tenir des conférences nationales et internationales au nouveau Centre des congrès d’Halifax après son ouverture. Il est prévu que ces conférences attireront près de 15 000 visiteurs dans la province. Les gouvernements municipal, provincial et fédéral font partenariat pour la construction du nouveau centre des congrès. « Positionner Halifax pour que cette ville se développe davantage, renforcer notre communauté et notre économie sont les principales priorités du gouvernement fédéral. Nous sommes fiers de contribuer à la construction et au développement du Centre des congrès d’Halifax, élément important d’infrastructure au cœur de notre belle ville, qui aidera à bâtir des communautés plus fortes et qui nous permettra d’offrir au reste du monde l’hospitalité des Néo-Écossais, tout en créant des emplois ici, dans l’intérêt de notre prospérité à long terme », dit Peter MacKay, ministre de la Justice et procureur général du Canada. Grâce au Financement de base pour les provinces et territoires, le gouvernement du Canada offre à la Nouvelle-Écosse 175 millions de dollars pour financer les priorités en matière d’infrastructure à l’échelle de la province, par exemple le nouveau centre des congrès. Au total, la Nouvelle-Écosse prévoit utiliser plus de 51 millions de dollars de ce financement pour la construction du centre.last_img read more

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first_imgLondon: The commander of a British warship accompanying UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions with Iran said Wednesday that Tehran appeared to be testing the Royal Navy’s resolve. William King, commander of HMS Montrose, said during 27 days patrolling the flashpoint entrance to the Gulf he had had 85 “interactions with Iranian forces”, which had often led to “an exchange of warnings” over radio. “That gives you some idea of the intensity… (it) is perhaps more than we’ve seen of recent times,” he told BBC Radio in a phone interview from aboard the frigate. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”The Iranians seem to be keen to test our resolve, test our reactions most of the time,” King added. “They’ll claim that perhaps our presence is illegitimate, even though we’re completely lawfully in international waters. “They may also run boats in at speed towards us, to test what warning levels we get to.” Montrose, on a three-year deployment in the region since April based at a British naval hub opened in Bahrain last year, began the escorts through the world’s busiest oil shipping lane earlier this month. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsIt followed Iranian threats of retribution for Royal Marines helping Gibraltar — a British Overseas Territory — seize one of its tankers on July 4 on suspicion it was carrying oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions. Despite Montrose’s presence in the Gulf, Iran intercepted the British-flagged tanker “Stena Impero” on July 19 as it made its way through the strait and has detained the ship at an Iranian port. Britain on Monday ruled out swapping the tankers, and has proposed the formation of a European-led naval escort mission for global shipping through the Strait of Hormuz. It comes as US President Donald Trump exerts a “maximum pressure” campaign of economic sanctions and stepped-up military presence aimed at forcing Tehran to renegotiate a landmark 2015 nuclear pact he pulled out of last year.last_img read more

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first_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Fashion is an art, fashion is culture, fashion is an identity, fashion is a multi-million dollar business around the world – fashion is what many need in order to survive. We need to start educating ourselves on the history of this industry and seeing how the four fashion capitals (New York, London, Milan and Paris) came to be and save our industry. Calling all fashion designers, bloggers, enthusiasts and those who just simply support us fashion heads. As we all know the big nation in which we reside in, once had many fashion outlets for up and coming fashion designers known as fashion week. Fashion week was found in the four major cities in Canada; Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver (along with Western Canada fashion week and Atlantic fashion week).In 2013, Montreal said goodbye to its fashion week. In 2014, Ottawa did the same, and now a little over a month ago, Toronto has officially followed suit. How much longer are we going to wait for Vancouver to shut down their respective fashion week? But more importantly, how much longer are we going to allow our Canadian fashion industry to continue collapsing?Canadian fashion designers may be one of the most devalued and unsupported workers in this country. From unpromising support, small market (something we can’t control unfortunately) and an unestablished industry. If we as Canadian fashion enthusiasts would like to put an end to this misfortune and fight for the rights of our careers and industry, it is time we put our foot down. Too many of us are taking this industry too lightly and as a hobby – fashion is not to be taken lightly. Twitterlast_img read more

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Rabat – Moroccan candidate Yasser Halfaoui, has been elected Vice-President of the 4th Commission in charge of decolonization by the General Assembly of the United Nations, 30 votes ahead of his Algerian counterpart. A Frank victory against the maneuvers of Algeria.With the election of Halfaoui, Advisor to the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations in New York, Morocco scored its second diplomatic achievement in one day at the United Nations after the kingdom was elected unanimously as Vice-President of the United Nations’ General Assembly, set to take effect between September 2017 and September 2018.Halfaoui received 88 votes, 33 votes more than the Algerian candidate, demonstrating the leading role that Morocco plays at the UN as well as its seriousness and proactivity. The last election of Morocco to the office of the commission dates back to 1970.Halfaoui’s election also spotlights Morocco’s efforts as a coordinator for the Non-Aligned Movement and the Preservation of Peace and for the peace and security that falls within the purview of this Commission.Moreover, this election represents a victory for Moroccan diplomacy against the maneuvers of Algeria, which has used up all its means to prevent Morocco from attaining this position.In reaction to Morocco’s candidacy, Algeria hastened to present its own candidate, although it was a member of the Bureau of the 4th Commission in 2006.Not only did Algeria refuse to comply with the criteria of the African group, which were in favor of the Moroccan candidacy, but it also prevented a meeting of the African Nominations Committee to avoid its verdict. This was clearly unfavorable to Algeria.By presenting its candidacy, Algeria sought to control the 4th Commission in order to implement its agenda on the issue of the Sahara, with the complicity of the President of the Commission, Ambassador of Venezuela to the United Nations.The Venezuelan Ambassador, Raphael Ramirez, is known for his hostility towards Morocco.The Moroccan officials at the UN remained vigilant and reacted quickly to the maneuvers and imposed its presence in the office, alongside Venezuela. read more

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TORONTO – The Toronto stock market charged ahead for a second day Friday, racking up a strong tripled-digit advance as traders bought up stocks badly beaten down over the course of a string of market jolts and amid speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve might extend a key stimulus program.The S&P/TSX composite index jumped 174.71 points to 14,227.68, leaving the TSX little changed since last Friday after six weeks of punishing losses that, at its worst at mid-week, saw the Toronto market down 12% from the recent highs of early September.“You often see these reactionary bounces back up,” said Chris King, a portfolio manager at Morgan Meighen and Associates.It’s too soon to call an end to the pullbacks seen on the TSX and New York markets — something King said was necessary.“Equity markets valuations were becoming a bit stretched for core earnings. And core earnings I think are still intact but you don’t want equity markets to be too far away from them on a valuation basis and I think this is all good,” he said. “We’re very happy to see this correction finally happen.”The Canadian dollar shed 0.22 of a cent to 88.68 cents US amid data showing Canada’s cost of living was up 0.2% in September on a seasonally adjusted basis after increasing 0.1% in August.U.S. indexes also registered solid gains as traders reacted to comments by St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank president James Bullard that the Fed should consider delaying the end of its massive bond purchase program, given declining inflation expectations.The quantitative easing program is set to finish at the end of this month and has been one of the reasons for the recent volatility on markets that has slashed the value of stocks across the board. The program has been credited with keeping long-term rates low and fuelling a strong rally on stock markets over the last few years.Positive earnings news from General Electric and Morgan Stanley and rising consumer confidence also helped push the Dow Jones industrials up 263.17 points to 16,380.41. The Nasdaq ran ahead 41.05 points to 4,258.44 and the S&P 500 index advanced 24 points to 1,886.76 as the University of Michigan’s consumer confidence index for October came in at 86.4, beating expectations for a read of 84.TSX surges 183 points as bargain hunters move in after string of lossesDavid Rosenberg: Take a deep breath and remember the most important thing for building wealthAre stock markets in a correction or a fundamental downturn?U.S. markets have so far avoided formally falling into correction, defined as a drop of 10% from recent highs, but that could change. Losses this week left the Dow down 5% since Sept. 19 while the S&P 500 has fallen 6.5%. Both indexes had been at or close to record levels and a correction had been widely expected since there hadn’t been a retracement in three years.Beyond the end of QE, traders have also been unnerved over a recent run of data pointing to economic weakness practically everywhere except the United States.The TSX is still down about 9% from its September highs.Most TSX sectors were positive Friday as traders moved into areas that have been hard hit as the market moved into correction territory this week.Financials were a major gainer, up 2%.The energy sector was up 1.3% Friday on top of a 3% rise Thursday as oil prices in New York inched up five cents to US$82.75 a barrel.The component is still down about 16% for the last month as oil prices fell from the US$95 a barrel level to bounce off the $80 mark on Thursday.Rising rail stocks helped push the industrials sector ahead 2%.December copper was up two cents at US$3 a pound and the base metals sector gained 2%.The gold sector was the weak link, down about 3% as December bullion faded $2.20 to US$1,239 an ounce.For the week, the TSX was flat while the Dow industrials shed 164 points or 1%. read more

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The Ministry of Disaster Management has formally requested support from WFP to assist with the drought emergency response. WFP is planning to support through: Emergency assistance for 25,000 severely affected people by providing cash-based food assistance in the four most severely drought impacted districts; asset creation for resilience to help affected communities by increasing existing projects on water harvesting, improvement of irrigation and watershed management; and technical support to government relief programmes through an integrated drought monitoring system that fuses remote monitoring using satellite precipitation data with real time field level data collected. The government of Sri Lanka, with technical support from WFP and the participation of UNICEF, FAO and Save the Children, released the report, Joint Assessment of Drought Impact on Food Security and Livelihood. The report is based on a survey to assess the impact of the drought on people in the ten districts most affected by the drought. The main harvest (Maha) in March 2017 declined by more than half and the secondary harvest (Yala) in September will also be significantly impacted, bringing hardship and suffering, and increasing indebtedness for poor families, the World Food Programme (WFP) said in a country brief on Sri Lanka.Almost 900,000 people in hard-hit areas of Sri Lanka are faced with serious food insecurity and malnutrition due to the country’s worst drought in 40 years. WFP has obtained initial funding for an IR-EMOP. Funding support was also received from the Japanese Association for WFP to initiative the emergency response. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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first_imgKhloe, Kim and Kate, behinds that have moved us these past few days. WELL THIS CAN only end badly. Kate Middleton caught with her skirt up, again.German tabloid Bild published some snaps of the windy incident and are completely going for it, even comparing the royal behind to that of Kim Kardashian.The photograph was taken of the Duke and Duchess before boarding a chopper to Sydney after a tour of the Australian Blue Mountains during their recent visit to Australia. No doubt one will be extremely upset.It comes after topless sunbathing photos that were published in a French magazine caused a ruckus in 2012, with the royal family eventually suing the magazine.The Palace slated the publication of the photos a ‘grotesque invasion of privacy’.Some messers on Twitter have been fooling international media with fake Kimye sightings>Three Irish lads Riverdance their way around the world>center_img The tabloid ran the image alongside photos of the Kardashian reality stars, with the captionlast_img read more

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first_imgPas d’astéroïde apocalyptique pour les Amérindiens de la Préhistoire ?Publiant ses travaux dans la revue Geophysical Monograph Series, une équipe internationale rejette l’hypothèse – récurrente – selon laquelle une catastrophe d’ordre cosmique serait à l’origine de la disparition non élucidée de la civilisation préhistorique nord-américaine dite ‘de Clovis’, il y a environ 12.000 ans.  La culture Clovis est une paléo-indienne qui doit son nom à la ville de Clovis, au Nouveau-Mexique, où les premiers vestiges (des outils de pierre) en ont été trouvés. Elle est apparue vers -13 000 ans pour, semble-t-il, disparaître vers -12 ou -11.000 ans. Aujourd’hui, c’est l’une des plus anciennes cultures connues du continent nord-américain – et des plus étudiées par les archéologues locaux.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? Toutefois, les causes de la disparition de cette population restent floues bien qu’ils existent plusieurs hypothèses, dont une vient tout juste d’être démentie. Des chercheurs de la Royal Holloway University de Londres, des Sandia National Laboratories (principaux laboratoires nationaux du département de l’Énergie aux États-Unis) et de 13 autres universités européennes et américaines, ont en effet réfuté la théorie selon laquelle ce serait un grand impact ou une explosion d’origine spatiale, responsable d’un brutal changement climatique, qui aurait mis fin à la culture Clovis.Les auteurs de la nouvelle étude affirment qu’aucun cratère d’impact de taille appropriée, aucun matériau ou autre élément caractéristique d’un cataclysme, dans les sédiments, n’a été mis en évidence pour la période concernée. Ils ont également estimé que les échantillons présentés à l’appui de la thèse d’un impact étaient contaminés par des matériaux modernes, et qu’aucun modèle physique ne pouvait la soutenir.”Cette hypothèse a atteint le statut de ‘zombie’ : chaque fois que nous sommes en mesure d’en montrer les défauts et que nous pensons qu’elle est ‘morte’, elle réapparaît avec de nouveaux arguments, tout aussi insatisfaisants. Espérons que les nouvelles versions de cette théorie seront donc plus soigneusement examinées avant leur publication”, conclut le Pr Andrew Scott, du Département des sciences de la Terre à la Royal Holloway. Le 3 février 2013 à 11:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_img Scientists May Soon Solve Century-Old Mystery of Green IcebergsGiant Iceberg Twice the Size of NYC About to Break Off Antarctic Ice Shelf Stay on target More than two dozen researchers are on their way to Antarctica to collect clues from ancient icebergs.The greatest mass of freshwater on Earth, if the 5.4 million-square-mile Antarctic Ice Sheet were to melt, it would raise global sea levels some 220 feet.That’s enough to flood California’s Central Valley, completely drown Montreal, and turn Portland, Ore., into a peninsula.In an effort to avoid such an unfortunate fate, scientists are studying the past for answers to our future.Carrying a massive team of scientists, the drillship JOIDES Resolution left Chile on March 20, headed for the Southern Hemisphere.There, Expedition 382: Iceberg Alley and Subantarctic Ice and Ocean Dynamics of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) will drill cores of sediment from a remote section of the seafloor.The drillship JOIDES Resolution in port as it prepares for an expedition (via William Crawford/IODP)“This expedition will improve our understanding of the history of Antarctic ice sheets and their surrounding oceans over the past 10 million years,” Jamie Allan, of the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences, said in a statement. “It will also increase our knowledge of how icebergs formed and moved during that time.”One of Mother Nature’s most stunning creations, glaciers form where snow and sediment build up and turn to dense bodies of ice, which slowly deform and flow out to sea.As the ice reaches the ocean, pieces break off to form icebergs, many of which float counterclockwise around Antarctica until they reach the continent’s peninsula.In an area of the Scotia Sea, between Chile and Antarctica, called “Iceberg Alley,” the ice mountains are pushed northward and begin to melt, dropping debris on the seafloor.Because sediment from different parts of the mainland carries different chemical signatures, scientists can determine from where where—and when—the samples came.An iceberg on a previous Antarctic expedition of the JOIDES Resolution (via Rob Dunbar/IODP)Co-chief scientist Maureen Raymo of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is especially interested in two periods that may be comparable to modern times.The first is the late Pliocene, some 3 million years ago, when sea levels were high, carbon dioxide measured about 400 parts-per-million (similar to today’s levels), and temperatures were close to those expected by the end of the 21st century.The second is a warm snap between periods of glaciation 120,000 years ago, when sea levels surged 15 to 30 feet.“For sea levels to get that high, a lot of ice had to melt. But nobody knows where the ice came from,” according to Raymo. “If we’re going to understand what we may be facing, it’s important to know where that long-ago ice came from, and when.”Scientists plan to drill into sediments as deep as 2.5 miles.More on Geek.com:‘Flat Earthers’ Planning Bizarre Antarctica Trip to Prove Planet’s ShapeScientists May Soon Solve Century-Old Mystery of Green IcebergsAntarctica’s Ice Melting Rate Has Increased by 240 PercentGiant Iceberg Twice the Size of NYC About to Break Off Antarctic Ice Shelflast_img read more

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Milan and Inter gearing up for new stadiumScaroni

first_imgAC Milan and city rivals Inter Milan are thinking of building a new stadium to replace San Siro according to President Paolo Scaroni.Both clubs have met the local council with the aim of creating a new purpose-built arena rather than restructuring the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.“I am representing the owners, who invested a great deal of money, and dealing with important elements like the new Milan stadium,” Scaroni told reporters via Football Italia at this evening’s Christmas party for the youth team.“We are thinking of building a new stadium along with Inter.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.The President also commented on the current form under Coach Gennaro Gattuso.“We aren’t going terribly well, but we are fourth and that is the important thing. We need Milan to get back into the Champions League. It’s important to stay in fourth place.”New CEO Ivan Gazidis also spoke at the event, stating they were “working together to do something incredible. We want to bring Milan back to the top.”last_img read more

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Search underway for 2nd man accused of sexual battery in Little Havana

first_imgThe subject depicted down below is believed to be involved in a sexual battery incident and is wanted for questioning. Anyone with information is urged to contact us at 305-579–6111 or if you wish to remain anonymous @CrimeStopper305 . pic.twitter.com/1UH1JFK533— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) August 10, 2019 MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are asking the public’s help in finding a man responsible for committing sexual battery against a woman in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, just over a week after another woman was targeted blocks away.However, City of Miami Police stressed the two incidents are not related.According to investigators, the subject approached the victim in the area of Southwest 10th Avenue and Second Street, Aug. 2. “I think it’s really important because it just shows that the City of Miami actually really cares that all women are important,” said Beckmann.Police said the man in the July 24 incident stands 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs around 165 pounds and is believed to be about 27 years old.If you have any information on either incident or on either man’s whereabouts, call City of Miami Police’s Special Victims Unit at 305-579–6111. If you would like to remain anonymous, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, those who call Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Detectives said video from a surveillance camera in the area of Little Havana Net captured the man they believe to be responsible for the more recent incident.“It’s believed that he is involved in a case where he sexually assaulted a woman, so our detectives want to speak with him a little more and ask him a little more information,” said Miami Police Officer Kiara Delva, The man in the security footage appears to have a medium build, dark hair and probably facial hair.“[We as asking] community members to take a close look at the surveillance footage,” said Delva. “If you believe you know this subject or his whereabouts, you’re urged to contact our Special Victims Unit.”This is the second case police are working in Little Havana. Back in July 24, officials said, another man knocked on a woman’s apartment in the area of Southwest 13th Avenue and Eighth Street, near Domino Park.“That subject barged in behind her, forced his way inside of her home and that’s where he committed a sexual assault on that victim,” said Delva.Fear has gripped area residents since the attacks. Some said the July 24 incident has taken away their sense of security.“That’s terrifying. I’m scared,” said resident Lily Beckmann.Friday morning, officers went door to door near the apartment building where the victim in the July 24 incident lives to hand out flyers and warn residents to keep an eye out for that subject. last_img read more

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Over 23000 infants die every year

first_imgState minister for health and family welfare ministry Zahid Malek at the Prothom Alo roundtable on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom Alo Almost 47,000 babies or 25 per cent of the total live births in Bangladesh are premature, a Prothom Alo roundtable was told on Tuesday.About 24,000 of them die of ‘direct preterm’ complications.Saying this, Jahangir Alam Sarkar, director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), expressed concern over health risk and morbidity caused by premature birth.“About 80 per cent of preterm child deaths can be prevented only by washing hands and preventing infections,” he said.Prothom Alo, in association with UNICEF, organised the roundtable on infant care, ahead of the World Prematurity Day for 17 November (Friday).Worldwide, as many as 15 million babies are born prematurely every year.UNICEF’s Ziaul Matin, in a presentation, said factors that cause preterm birth include adolescent pregnancy, short gap between pregnancies, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), domestic violence, tobacco intakes, and pollution.Discussants at the Prothom Alo roundtable on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom Alo Abdul Mannan, chairman of neonatology department at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, emphasised raising awareness about caring preterm babies.State minister for health and family welfare ministry Zahid Malek said a proposal for recruiting nurses, midwives and physicians to help address the situation has already been sent to the prime minister’s office.Mohammad Sharif of the family planning directorate, Khaleda Islam of the health directorate, and MAK Azad Chowdhury, secretary general of perinatal care association, addressed the roundtable moderated by Abdul Quayum, associate editor of Prothom Alo.last_img read more

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Facebook Cambridge Analytica Execs to Give Further Evidence to British Lawmakers

first_imgThe inquiry became the subject of greater public interest following whistle-blower Christopher Wylie’s revelations in March that 50 million Facebook users’ data was allegedly used by political consultants Cambridge Analytica to target voters during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and to aid the Trump campaign. In a blog post published Wednesday, Schroepfer indicated that Facebook data on even more users – “up to 87 million people,” most of them in the U.S – may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.British-based Cambridge Analytica also has ties to Canadian data company AggregateIQ, which allegedly received money from the Vote Leave campaign ahead of the Brexit referendum.Schroepfer is scheduled to give evidence before the British committee April 26. Before that, the committee will hear from Cambridge Analytica’s former director of program development, Brittany Kaiser, on April 17, and from Nix the following day. Nix previously gave oral evidence before the committee Feb. 27, before Wylie’s revelations, which were first published in the Guardian last month.Parliamentary committee chairman Damian Collins wrote to Facebook last October requesting details of known activity by accounts linked to Russia that related to both the Brexit referendum and the 2017 U.K. general election. Simon Milner, Facebook’s policy director for the U.K., wrote to Collins in January to say that the company was looking into the matter.The committee has already heard evidence from Milner and other Facebook executives. But Zuckerberg has declined three requests to appear, which Collins said was “absolutely astonishing…given these are questions of fundamental importance and concern to his users, as well as this inquiry. I would certainly urge him to think again if he has any care for people that use his company’s services.”Earlier this week, Zuckerberg agreed to appear before a joint hearing of the Senate judiciary and commerce committees next Tuesday and a further hearing of the House energy and commerce committee the following day. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Representatives from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have been called to give further evidence to British lawmakers looking into fake news and misinformation. Facebook’s chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer (pictured), is the latest executive from the social media giant’s top staff scheduled to appear before members of Parliament, while Cambridge Analytica’s former CEO, Alexander Nix, will return for a second session.Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declined requests to appear before Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.The committee is examining the difference between biased but legitimate commentary and propaganda and untruths, and the impact of fake news on public understanding of the world. The panel has focused on the spread of misinformation and alleged Russian interference in key public votes, including the 2016 Brexit referendum.last_img read more

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NewHome Sales Fall in February for Second Straight Month

first_img New-homes sales fell 1.6 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 313,000, the second straight monthly decline, the “”Commerce Department””:http://www.commerce.gov/ and “”HUD””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD jointly reported Friday. Sales for January were revised downward from 321,000 to 318,000.[IMAGE]The median price of a new home in February jumped to $233,700 from $215,700. The median price in February was the highest since last June when the median price hit $240,200.The median price in February was 6.2 percent higher than February 2011. About 64 percent of new homes sold in February carried prices of $200,000 or more compared with 59 percent in January.[COLUMN_BREAK]Sales in February were up 11.4 percent from February 2011 but down 77.5 percent from the July 2005 peak of 1,389,000. Over the past 18 months, new home sales have averaged just 307,000, remaining within a range of 281,000 to 336,000.The sales declines in January and February came despite a reported increase in buyer traffic according to the monthly survey of the “”National Home Builders Association””:http://www.nahb.org/ (NAHB). The NAHB’s Housing Market Index, considered a measure of builder confidence, was revised downward for February from an originally reported gain and was flat in March.Sales improved on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis in the Northeast and West, but plunged in the South and edged down in the Midwest.Unlike the report on existing home sales which is based on completed transactions (closings), new home sales report is based on contracts signed which could be cancelled.According to the Commerce Department, the inventory of homes available for sales was flat at 150,000. The months supply of new homes for sale increased in February to 5.8 from 5.7 in January but down from 7.8 in February 2011.The February sales pace compared with the Commerce report last week that builders completed 421,000 new homes in January, suggesting an increase in inventories and further downward pressure on new home prices. New-Home Sales Fall in February for Second Straight Month Share March 23, 2012 399 Views center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Census Bureau Department of Commerce Home Prices Home Sales Lenders & Servicers Service Providers Underwriting Standards 2012-03-23 Mark Lieberman in Data, Government, Originationlast_img read more

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Zillow Brings on Industry Vet as VP of Strategic Partnerships

first_img Share “”Zillow, Inc.””:http://www.zillow.com/, announced real estate industry vet Chris Cocker is joining the team as the company’s VP of strategic partnerships.[IMAGE]Crocker brings to the position more than 16 years of experience in the real estate industry, having served most recently as regional VP of operations for the Southwestern U.S. region of NRT, LLC. There, he oversaw day-to-day operations and marketing for the NRT corporate-owned [COLUMN_BREAK]Coldwell Banker branches in the Southwestern United States, including more than 100 branches with more than 6,000 real estate agents. In addition, Crocker served on the board of directors and strategic planning and finance committee for the California Association of Realtors. He was also a founding board member for the California statewide multiple listings service (MLS) initiative.In his role at Zillow, Crocker will be responsible for guiding initiatives for the industry and developing strategic partnerships with brokers. He will relocate–along with his family–to the Pacific Northwest to work out of Zillow’s Seattle headquarters.””We are thrilled to have a seasoned real estate veteran with extensive experience in residential real estate join our established industry relations team,”” said Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. “”Chris’ industry experience will advance Zillow’s goal of creating strong partnerships with real estate brokerages across the country as well as help improve Zillow’s product development initiatives.”” in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers Zillow 2013-01-04 Tory Barringercenter_img January 4, 2013 448 Views New,Zillow Brings on Industry Vet as VP of Strategic Partnershipslast_img read more

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