Grande Prairie RCMP execute search warrant finding large quantity of illegal items

first_imgGrande Prairie RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance.If you wish to report a drug house in your neighbourhood,  please call the confidential tip line at 780-830-7444. If need to report a crime, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or call your local police detachment. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – On January 8, 2019, Grande Prairie RCMP executed a search warrant on an apartment on the west side of the city after receiving information from the public about a possible drug house.RCMP searched the apartment and located approximately $600,000 worth of illegal drugs. Canadian currency and firearms were also located during the search. The following items were seized as a result of the investigation;Approximately 4 kilograms of Crystal MethamphetamineApproximately 2.2 kilograms of CocaineApproximately 200 grams of heroineApproximately 5500 Oxycodone tabletsApproximately 950 Fentanyl tablets$93,880.00 in Canadian currency2 hand gunsThe investigation is ongoing and no further details are available at this time.last_img read more

Chad Central African Republic UN envoy assesses impact of war on children

27 May 2008The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict is visiting Chad and Central African Republic (CAR) to see first-hand the situation of war-impacted children in the two countries. In her mission from 26-31 May at the invitation of the Governments of the two nations, Radhika Coomaraswamy will look into child recruitment by State and non-State actors. She also intends to focus on key issues including the cross-border recruitment of children; the safety of humanitarian workers; the security of camps for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs); the increase of rapes and other sexual violence; and the culture of impunity that is widespread in the region. While in the two countries, Ms. Coomaraswamy plans to meet with Government officials, UN country teams, civil society, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and children affected by conflict. read more

Dr Spencer Johnson author of selfhelp bestseller dies

In this Dec. 24, 2016, photo provided by Christian Johnson, Johnson’s father Spencer Johnson sits at their home in Hawaii. Spencer Johnson, whose book “Who Moved My Cheese” sold 25 million copies and became a business and self-help phenomenon, has died. Johnson’s executive assistant Nancy Casey said Saturday, July 8, 2017, that he died Monday, July 3 of complications from pancreatic cancer in the San Diego-area city of Encinitas. He was 78. (Christian Johnson via AP) ENCINITAS, Calif. – Dr. Spencer Johnson, whose book “Who Moved My Cheese?” sold 25 million copies and became a business and self-help phenomenon, has died.Johnson’s executive assistant Nancy Casey said Saturday that he died Monday of complications from pancreatic cancer in the San Diego-area city of Encinitas.“Who Moved My Cheese?” was a slim, 94-page fable on the need to embrace change that was derived from a story Johnson had told at parties and used in speeches.Published in 1998, it featured two mice — Sniff and Scurry — and two tiny humans — Hem and Haw — and was set in a maze. The title is a quote from one of the humans, who can’t accept that he needs to seek out food in new places, instead returning to the same place for it repeatedly.Eventually, Haw learns to leave his place of comfort in search of cheese.“Before long, he knew why he felt good,” Johnson wrote. “He stopped to write again on the wall: ‘When you stop being afraid, you feel good!’”The book became a cultural constant in the late 1990s. It appeared in the front windows of airport bookstores, was endlessly quoted in graduation addresses and motivational seminars, and was the go-to gift for Father’s Day. Parody versions soon began popping up.“Spencer built a fable that helps people deal with change in a really accessible way,” Ivan Held, president of G.P. Putnam Sons at Penguin Group USA, Johnson’s publisher, said in a prepared statement.Johnson was a medical doctor-turned children’s author when he wrote his first hit book, “The One Minute Manager,” in 1982, with co-author Ken Blanchard.The book teaches three techniques for being an effective boss, offering “one-minute goals,” ”one-minute praisings” and “one-minute reprimands.”It was self-published at first but sold wildly at conventions where the authors gave presentations. Then a major publisher picked it up and it went on to sell 15 million copies.Blanchard made a career of the book in ensuing decades, updating the original and penning spin-offs. Dr. Spencer Johnson, author of self-help bestseller, dies by The Associated Press Posted Jul 8, 2017 6:36 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 8, 2017 at 7:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Brexit poses particular risk to British people in poverty UN independent expert

The UN envoy’s comments came at the end of a 12-day visit to the UK, which saw him travel to nine cities across the country, meeting members of civil society, front line workers, and officials from a range of political parties in local, devolved and UK Governments.He spoke to people directly affected by poverty, including some who depend of food banks and charities for the next meal, homeless families living on friends’ couches, and people who have sold sex in exchange for shelter.With almost all studies showing that the UK economy will be worse off following Brexit, due to be triggered at the end of March, the Government is treating the risks for the 14 million people currently living in poverty as “an afterthought”, said Mr. Alston: “in the fifth richest country in the world, this is not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster, all rolled into one.””In the fifth richest country in the world, this is not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster, all rolled into one” Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rightsFour million of those affected are more than 50 percent below the poverty line, and 1.5 million are destitute, which means that they are unable to afford basic essentials.Mr. Alston pointed out that, after years of progress, the poverty risk in the UK is on the rise, with homelessness up 60 percent since 2010, and child poverty predicted to rise by 7 per cent between 2015 and 2022.The UN envoy said that policies implemented by successive governments have led to “the systematic dismantling of the social safety net (and) inflicted great misery unnecessarily, especially “on the working poor, on single mothers struggling against mighty odds, on people with disabilities who are already marginalised, and on millions of children who are locked into a cycle of poverty from which many will have great difficulty escaping.” Bassam KhawajaPhilip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights meets with a pastor in Clacton, UK (2018). read more

Brocks 100th convocation to be streamed live

Brock University’s 100th convocation will take place Saturday, but those who can’t make it to St. Catharines can watch the event unfold online.Fall Convocation will include two ceremonies – at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – where nearly 1,000 students will walk across the stage.Combined with the Spring Convocation held in June, a total of 4,468 students will have graduated in the 2015-16 academic year at Brock University.You can watch both Convocation Ceremonies live Sunday at brocku.ca/livestream.

Police uncover YouTube link to London terror attack

first_imgCounter-terrorism officers secretly recorded an alleged Isil-inspired terror cell in Barking last month discussing how to use YouTube to plot a van and knife attack in London, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.The investigators were monitoring the alleged extremist cell in the east London borough weeks before Saturday night’s attack in the capital, which left seven dead and 48 injured. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.On Sunday police arrested 12 people, among them seven women – all of them in Barking and other parts of east London, where at least one of Saturday’s killers was believed to have lived. Those arrested were aged from 19 to 60.Three terrorists shouting “This is for Allah” as they stabbed at their victims were killed by police just eight minutes after the alarm was raised shortly after 10pm on Saturday. Officers revealed that they fired an “unprecedented” 50 bullets at the attackers, who wore fake suicide belts to maximise panic and fear. Now The Daily Telegraph has learnt that police had been monitoring an extremist cell in that area since March.Theresa May declared “enough is enough” as she set out her plan to tackle terrorism. “We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are,” she said.Addressing the nation from outside Downing Street after the second terrorist attack during the election campaign, the Prime Minister said that internet companies had allowed terror to thrive by creating a “safe space” for extremism and called for international agreements to “regulate cyberspace”. Theresa May said that internet companies had allowed terror to thrive Armed police stand guard near Borough Market 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. Mrs May said Britain had been too tolerant of Islamist extremism, 
allowing copycat killers to repeat atrocities in the wake of the Westminster and Manchester attacks.An unnamed friend of one of the terrorists claimed he had reported the man to the police anti-terrorist hotline after he became radicalised by watching extremist videos on YouTube. He said the attacker had listened to hate speeches by the infamous American Islamist Ahmad Musa Jibril.A neighbour of one of the suspected attackers claimed she had reported him to Barking police two years ago, after he began “brainwashing” her children at a local park. She said she had confronted him after her two children came home and said “Mummy I want to become a Muslim.”In other developments: Stories of heroism during the terrorist attacks emerged, including a policeman who was stabbed in the face and head as he tackled the killers armed only with his baton; Donald Trump said it was time to “stop being politically correct” about terrorism; The first victim of the attack was named as Canadian Chrissy Archibald, who had moved to Europe to be with her fiancé Police disclosed they had accidentally shot and injured a member of the public as they fired on the terrorists; It emerged Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) had urged followers to ramp up attacks during the holy month of Ramadan, which finishes on June 24; A tribute concert in Manchester for the victims of last month’s suicide bombing went ahead as planned.Police confirmed that three men drove at speed across London Bridge in a hired van, knocking down pedestrians, before leaving the vehicle at nearby Borough Market and marauding through bars and restaurants stabbing and slashing indiscriminately at victims. One of the terrorists reportedly shouted “this is for my family, this is for Islam” as he plunged a knife into a 23-year-old victim who is now in hospital. In the recent surveillance operation in Barking last month one suspected jihadist discussed what appears to be an identical plot. Election campaigning by the Conservatives and Labour was suspended for most of Sunday as a mark of respect but resumed in the evening and Thursday’s polling will go ahead as planned.Mrs May said “violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process”. Security at polling stations is 
expected to be increased on Thursday, and Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said there would be “increased physical measures” on London’s bridges to protect the public.The Prime Minister is expected to chair a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergency committee this morning. The terrorist threat level remains at severe. The Daily Telegraph has discovered that one alleged suspect said the intended method was to “use a car as a weapon” and boasted that he had radicalised more than a dozen “students” in Barking “wanting to martyr themselves”.He said the plot would involve driving at pedestrians and then getting out of the vehicle to attack others. He added: “YouTube videos all make it properly easy to do.”One of the plotters talked about “getting an automatic [vehicle] so the boys can drive it”.A neighbour of one of the men shot dead by police on Saturday said he had asked him about where he could hire an automatic van, during a conversation when the neighbour was using a hire van to move furniture.center_img Material connected to the alleged plotters who were being tracked last month included pages from the Islamist magazine Ramiyah, which suggest that easy “prey” include “a drunken kafir [non-believer]”.In a statement released 24 hours after the killings on its official Amaq media channel, Isil said the three suspects had been part of a “sleeper cell”.It said: “A security unit of Islamic State fighters carried out the London attacks yesterday.” It is the third attack in Britain the terror group has claimed in as many months. Isil had called on its supporters in Europe to carry out attacks on “infidels” during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Armed police stand guard near Borough MarketCredit:Andy Rain /EPA “Our society should continue to function in accordance with our values. We must come together, we must pull together, and united we will take on and defeat our enemies.” The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre decided not to increase it to critical, the highest level, which happened after the Manchester suicide bombing last month. Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, explained that “we don’t believe there are additional elements which could be carrying on the attack”, in other words the police believe all members of the cell are accounted for.Mrs May praised the “courage and great speed” with which the emergency services responded. She said: “On behalf of the people of London and on behalf of the whole country, I want to thank and pay tribute to the professionalism and bravery of the police and the emergency services, and the courage of members of the public who defended themselves and others from the attackers.”Mrs May said the country was “experiencing a new trend in the threat we face, as terrorism breeds terrorism and perpetrators are inspired to attack, not only on the basis of carefully constructed plots after years of planning and training, and not even as lone 
attackers radicalised online, but by copying one another and often using the crudest of means of attack”.She went on: “Everybody needs to go about their lives as they normally would. We are all shocked and angry today – but this is our city. We will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism. pic.twitter.com/kcosumkdCR— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 4, 2017 Theresa May said that internet companies had allowed terror to thriveCredit:KEVIN COOMBS/Reuters Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, told Londoners that there would be 
extra police officers on the streets but that they should not be “alarmed”.President Trump appeared to have misinterpreted his advice, saying on Twitter: “We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don’t get smart it will only get worse.“At least seven dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’” The men under surveillance are also said to have talked about attacking a bridge – in their case Westminster Bridge – and going to the gym to make their arms more powerful and therefore more lethal when using knives. Neighbours said the London Bridge attack suspect was a keen gym user.last_img read more

Keeping Thomas as SARAs Director confirms political mandate to witchhunt PPP

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSARA’s Deputy Director ‘squatting on the job,’ says Opposition LeaderJuly 25, 2018In “latest news”SARA officials earning $$$M a month in salary, benefitsDecember 11, 2018In “latest news”SARA cannot investigate corruption without formal complaint, says DirectorApril 20, 2018In “latest news” The People Progressive Party (PPP) says that the assertions by members of the incumbent Administration that the State Asset Recovery Agency (SARA) would be staffed by professionals and not political personalities was untruthful.(L) SARA Director Professor Clive Thomas and SARA CEO Aubrey Heath-RetemeyerThe Opposition’s contentions lie in the recent pronouncement by SARU’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Aubrey Heath-Retemeyer, who said that a transition period of 6-12 months would be required, after the President assents to the SARA Bill, during which critical decisions would be made regarding the structure and operations of the entity.He explained further that “during that transition period, the present personnel in the unit will remain. There will be an attempt to ensure recruitment is done, so that other elements of the unit will be put in place, so we can get on with what is required of us.”It would mean that the Director of the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU), Professor Clive Thomas will remain at the helm of that entity even though he has been openly critical towards the PPP and politically aligned to the APNU/AFC government.One of the major concerns of stakeholders was that of SARA’s Head being bestowed with a seemingly unlimited amount of power.See the Party’s full statement below:It is now obvious that members of the Government who spoke on the SARA Bill in the National Assembly, blatantly lied to the nation, when they all assured in their speeches that politicians would not staff this agency; that professional investigators will and that appointments will only be made via the parliamentary process outlined in the Bill.It is now public knowledge that the Government will not appoint a Director and Deputy Director of State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) pursuant to the provisions of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) Bill when it is assented to, that is, by complying with parliamentary process outlined in the said Bill.Instead, the Government intends to use the current members of the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU) to act in the place of the Director and Deputy Director and other officers of SARA for a transitionary period that will last as long as 12 months.This position of the Government has confirmed what we said from the inception that SARA will be an agency staffed by politicians and imbued with a political mandate to witch-hunt, persecute, harass and intimidate identified segments of our population; that SARA has very little to do with justice but is driven by an agenda overwhelmed with political vengeance and discrimination.Is it well-known that these personnel are not only leading politicians within the coalition Government, but most of them have repeatedly made public statements conclusive of the guilt of dozens of Guyanese without any investigation, what so ever, being commenced. In fact, Clive Thomas, who is identified to act as the Director has already indicated that he has list of private properties in respect of which he will seek court orders. It begs the questions: How was this list compiled? On what basis were these properties identified? Since SARU has and never had no investigative powers, who did investigations which led to the conclusion that these properties are stolen state assets?Our opposition to SARA is now intensified. Not only are we opposed to the Bill itself, which as we have said, is unconstitutional and exposes private property to arbitrary interference and confiscation but we now express our vehement opposition to the persons who will now staff the agency. We say that they are political hacks devoid of any law enforcement and investigative training and qualifications required for the task; they certainly do not qualify as “fit and proper” persons as prescribed by both the SARA Bill and the President’s public pronouncement on the characteristics of a “fit and proper” person.We reiterate our support for any initiative, which genuinely is intended to recover stolen state assets and investigate corruption in public office. However, we maintain resolutely that SARA has nothing to do with either of those objectives. We hope by the Bill itself, the lies peddled in the National Assembly, the shutting down of the debates on the Bill in the National Assembly and now the indication that politicians who have clearly demonstrated vindictive proclivities will staff the agency, some Guyanese and some in the international community would have realized that they have been terribly misled on this matter. read more

68yo pensioner assaulted his son shot in foiled robbery attempt

Police are now hunting two men who reportedly assaulted a pensioner and shot his 38-year-old son following a robbery attempt at their Canal NO.1, West Bank Demerara home on Wednesday morning.Based on information received, the pensioner, identified as 68-year-old Karan Mangal, was reportedly in his yard at about 02:30h, when he observed two masked men approaching his home.Mangal recalled that one of the men was armed with a handgun.As the duo approached him, the suspects reportedly grabbed the elderly man and dealt him several lashes about his body, after which they proceeded to take him into his home.At that time, Mangal’s son, 38-year-old Peter Mangal, was in the home. He was reportedly held at gunpoint, with the bandits demanding that he hand over the family’s cash.Peter reportedly attempted to fight off the bandit who was holding the gun to his head, and during the process, he was shot once to his right elbow.The bandits then fled the scene, taking nothing of value with them.A report was quickly made to the police station and Peter was rushed to a city hospital where he is presently undergoing surgery to extract the bullet from his arm. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related read more

Adrian Bayley appeal refused as the gravity of the killing warranted a

first_imgBayley was arrested on 27 September 2012 and following initial denials, he admitted to the attack and led police to the body.He was sentenced on 19 June this year.Download full judgement>Moreland mayor: People haven’t forgotten JillTom Meagher slams parole board as ‘cowards’ for not answering emailsAdrian Bayley loses appeal over 35-year sentence for Jill Meagher murder You know it wasn’t really my intention to hurt her, you know that? When we conversed, I swear to you man, I swear to you I’d – I’d – I’d – I just – I spoke to her and she looked – she looked distraught. Does that make sense?***And I spoke to – I spoke to her, you know and said, look I’ll just – I’ll – Ill help you, you know. That’s what I said to her and she was like, fu.. anyway. It doesn’t matter. She flipped me off and that made me angry, because I was actually trying to do a nice thing. You know that?When – oh, man, I just – I just – she looked distraught, you know. She looked like she was lost. She didn’t – and I don’t know man, you know. Always try to do the right thing some – you know, most of the time and I didn’t take well to her response, you know.I just don’t wanna go through it in detail…***POLICE: So you said she fobbed you off and you got angry. Tell me what happened then? Oh, I just got pissed off and I actually walked off and she followed. I actually walked in front of her and she followed.***And it just got worse.POLICE: Tell me what happened.***So, fuck man. I’ll – I’ll – I’ll – I don’t wanna go through it in detail, but I’ll – I don’t even know if I can remember where I put her. Every day man, even before this, you know, was focused on me, I – I – I can’t believe that I’ve done what I’ve done, do you understand that? THREE JUDGES AT the Court of Appeal in the Australian State of Victoria have published their reasons for not granting Adrian Bayley leave to appeal his sentence for the murder and rape of Irish woman Jill Meagher.The 42-year-old lost his appeal against a minimum 35-year jail term last month and, today, the three-judge panel gave the reasons behind their decision.“The gravity of the killing warranted a life sentence,” concluded Court of Appeal’s Chief Justice, Marilyn Warren, and justices Marcia Neave and Paul Coghlan.“The non-parole period fixed by his Honour was entirely within range in the circumstances of this offending,” they continued.The judges said the circumstances of murder vary greatly but that the Supreme Court was correct to place the killing of the 29-year-old Louth woman in the same category as other violence and grievious deaths. Bayley was handed “one of the sternest sentences for this type of offending”, according to the judges.“The applicant was a violent sexual predator who killed his victim,” they added. “In our view, the nature of the killing in this case preceded by the sexual attack was vicious and violent.”At time of sentencing, Justice Geoffrey Nettle said he would have jailed Bayley for life without parole had he not pleaded guilty.“We observe that the learned judge made limited moderation for the early plea and some remorse,” noted the Court of Appeal judges in their ruling.“However, those matters needed to be put in context. Initially the applicant in the record of interview denied involvement. It was only when confronted by the evidence against him that he admitted guilt and assisted the police. Furthermore, the gravity of the applicant’s prior history – including 20 sexual assaults involving 17 rapes – were carefully laid out and considered by his Honour.”Bayley had appealed on the grounds that Justice Nettle made a mistake by inferring he intended to kill his victim because she would have called the police or for some form of perverted pleasure; and that he placed excessive weight on the need for community protection.Jill Meagher’s body was discovered in a shallow grave on 27 September 2012 about 55km from where she went missing six days previously.She was last seen leaving Bar Ettiquette in the Brunswick area of Melbourne at around 1.30am local time and was reported missing at around midday the next day.She had been socialising with work colleagues from ABC radio and was walking to her home which was about five minutes away when she encountered Bayley.The court document, published today, includes the convicted man’s version of events from a police interview:last_img read more

Much of the country is waking up to very cold conditions this

first_imgA national ‘low temperature warning’ remains in place for the whole of Munster, as well as Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow and Offaly.It is due to be lifted at 9am today. Temperatures this morning plunged to as low -6 degrees in rural areas in the southern half of the country.Read: Wrap up warm, it’s going to be freezing laterRead: Thick fog, ice and frost – and now a wind warning for the east coast http://jrnl.ie/3110426 Short URL Nov 30th 2016, 7:28 AM “Mist will also thicken into dense fog in parts overnight with impaired visibility and dangerous driving conditions.”Transport Infrastructure Ireland have warned of low road temperatures on many motorways, including the M7, M8 and M9, all of which travel through the coldest areas. Dry cold & calm today, severe frost across the S&E where it will remain coldest. Good sunshine gen but again cloudier in the NW. Highs 5-10C— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) November 30, 2016 20 Comments Deer in the Phoenix Park in January: a severe frost is expected tonight. Wednesday 30 Nov 2016, 7:28 AM 21,770 Views TEMPERATURES WILL DROP to as low as -5 degrees tonight, as severe frost persists across Munster and much of Leinster.A cold, frosty, foggy day is in store – with a severe frost persisting across the southern half of the country, according to Met Éireann.There will be good sunshine in many parts – although less so in the northwest.Met Éireann said: “Very cold tonight with frost, and where clear skies persist the risk of icy patches. Image: Niall Carson/PA Deer in the Phoenix Park in January: a severe frost is expected tonight. Image: Niall Carson/PA The frost will be severe over Munster, Leinster and the midlands with minima of – 2 to -5 degrees; generally patchy across Ulster under somewhat cloudier skies with minimal of 0 to 5 degrees. Much of the country is waking up to very cold conditions this morning A national warning remains in place, with temperatures of -5 expected tonight. Source: Met Éireann/Twitter By Darragh Peter Murphy Share164 Tweet Email3 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Agriculture les écologistes se disent trahis par Nicolas Sarkozy

first_imgAgriculture: les écologistes se disent trahis par Nicolas SarkozyFrance – Samedi 6 mars, Nicolas Sarkozy s’est rendu au salon de l’agriculture, affirmant souhaiter un allègement des contraintes environnementales. Des déclarations qui, selon les écologistes, constituent un “renoncement majeur au Grenelle de l’environnement”.”Je voudrais dire un mot de toutes ces questions d’environnement. Parce que, là aussi, ça commence à bien faire” a déclaré Nicolas Sarkozy lors du salon de l’agriculture, juste après avoir assuré “croire en une agriculture durable”.Des propos qui ont particulièrement déçu les défenseurs de l’environnement qui considèrent que le chef de l’État a trahi les engagements du Grenelle en affirmant souhaiter un allégement des contraintes environnementales imposées au secteur de l’agriculture. Plaidant en faveur d’un changement de méthode vis-à-vis des mesures environnementales, Nicolas Sarkozy a indiqué avoir confié aux ministres de l’Agriculture et de l’Écologie une mission visant à mettre fin aux “distorsions de concurrence à l’intérieur de l’Europe”.”Le masque vert de Nicolas Sarkozy est tombé” s’est insurgée la secrétaire nationale des Verts, Cécile Duflot, déplorant que “au nom de la concurrence, Nicolas Sarkozy prétend affranchir l’agriculture de la contrainte environnementale, au risque de laisser les choix à court terme épuiser un peu plus les sols, faire proliférer les algues vertes, aggraver la dégradation de l’environnement”.La déception est la même du côté des associations écologistes telles que France Nature Environnement (FNE) qui dénonce “une remise en cause du Grenelle et même une trahison”. A l’approche des élection régionales, les défenseurs de l’Environnement déplorent un changement de discours stratégique de Nicolas Sarkozy. “Apparemment, parler d’écologie ne fait plus recette pour Nicolas Sarkozy et il revient aux fondamentaux du calcul électoral”, estime Cécile DuflotLe ministre chargé de l’Ecologie, Jean-Louis Borloo, a tenu à défendre Nicolas Sarkozy de toute trahison, affirmant que le président “ne nous a jamais lâchés sur aucun sujet, c’est même toujours lui qui nous a poussés à aller plus loin”. Et d’ajouter : “Simplement, dans ce secteur d’activité qui est en crise, qui est en difficulté, il n’est pas interdit de regarder tel ou tel problème particulier”.Le 9 mars 2010 à 10:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Des satellites américains font de la Terre une oeuvre dart

first_imgDes satellites américains font de la Terre une oeuvre d’artLes scientifiques ont été fascinés par le caractère esthétique d’images de la Terre prises par des satellites américains, et ont fini par les collectionner, en dehors de tout intérêt scientifique, juste pour leur beauté. La Terre peut devenir une oeuvre d’art abstraite parée de vives couleurs avec un peu d’ingéniosité. Des satellites de l’US Geogical Survey (USGS) ont produit une série de clichés de la Terre extrêmement colorés grâce à différents capteurs à bord. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESALes ingénieurs ont été surpris du résultat produit dans les clichés pris par Landsat 7 et les satellites Terra – ceux-ci utilisent d’ailleurs un radiomètre Aster, leur donnant une très grande précision. Ils ont donc décidé de collecter ces prises de vues “pour la beauté esthétique plutôt que leur valeur scientifique”. “Depuis que nous avons commencé à rassembler cette collection, les techniciens envoient des messages disant ” Vous devez voir celle-là!”. Ils peuvent manipuler les images en expérimentant différents paramètres. Une fréquence infra-rouge, par exemple donnera une image teintée de vert”, a déclaré le porte-parole de l’USGS, Jan Nelson. Ainsi, de nombreuses personnes ont été émues par une image violacée du delta du Yukon (Alaska) qui ressemble à un cœur humain. Jan Nelson a aussi expliqué l’allure particulière du lac Eyre en Australie : “si vous y regardez de près, vous pouvez voir un crâne avec ses orbites”, raconte-t-elle.Découvrez ces images exceptionnelles en cliquant ici : https://www.maxisciences.com/terre/la-terre-vue-du-ciel-en-technicolor-par-des-satellites-americains_art10564.html Le 22 novembre 2010 à 15:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sony présente sa nouvelle technologie pour caméra de sécurité

first_imgSony présente sa nouvelle technologie pour caméra de sécuritéL’IPELA Engine de Sony sera une avancée intéressante dans la qualité des caméras de surveillance, avec une image full HD débarrassée de son bruit et sensible même dans l’obscurité. Au cinéma, les caméras de sécurité fourniront encore pendant longtemps aux enquêteurs des images délavées et illisibles, qu’ils pourront par magie améliorer en appuyant sur un bouton. Mais dans la réalité, les caméras de sécurité sont en train d’atteindre un certain niveau d’excellence !À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Sony présente ici son Sony IPELA Engine, selon lui une première mondiale pour cette industrie. Ce système vidéo offre un traitement de signal intégré, amenant une image haute qualité en fusionnant, d’un côté le traitement de signal unique de la firme, et de l’autre des technologies d’analyse vidéo.L’image de IPELA offrira une gamme dynamique de 130db de large, en qualité Full HD à 30 images par seconde. Le traitement du signal a été amélioré pour une image haute qualité, à l’aide du capteur image CMOS “Exmor”.Pourtant pas très doués en ce qui concerne leur propre sécurité, comme cela s’est vu avec l’affaire des vols du PSN, Sony et son slogan “The Technology Makes a Difference” pourrait bien aider les autres à filmer crimes et méfaits… Ce qui ne permet pas toujours de les empêcher, hélas. Les premiers Sony IPELA Engine devraient débarquer dans les caméras de sécurité cet automne.Le 25 mars 2012 à 19:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Man Arrested for Selling Modded Super NES Classic With 5 Extra Games

first_imgStay on target ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Ring Fit Adventure’ Is a Nintendo Switch Exercise RPG Modding a gaming console has always carried certain risks. Generally speaking, they’re limited to, say, bricking your system or getting banned from online play.Take things too far, however, and the authorities could come knocking on your door. One hardware hacker in Japan has learned that lesson the hard way.This particular fellow didn’t stop at just modding a system for personal use. He ran afoul of the law by posting jailbroken Super Famicom Mini consoles for sale online.He also brazenly shipped them with unofficial ROMs pre-loaded. Between March and April of this year, the man sold just three modified Super Famicom Minis. It’s alleged that he made a whopping $540 from the sales, according to SoraNews 24.Knowing that the guy got arrested, you might assume that he crammed the systems full of additional games. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Each console had five — count ’em, five — extra ROMs installed.This “crime spree” appears to have been fairly tame, but criminal charges for this sort of thing aren’t all that uncommon in Japan. Nintendo has also started taking a more aggressive approach to ROM distributors recently.Just a few months ago the company filed a $100 million lawsuit against LoveROM and LoveRETRO for trademark infringement and piracy.That suit and the prosecution of a small-time modder in Japan don’t necessarily mean you’re in big trouble if you decide to tinker with a Classic Mini.No, your problems will likely be limited to these two comparatively minor bummers. One is that you could brick your system if something goes awry and then you’re stuck shelling out more money for a new system. The other is that Nintendo could spot your modded system and ban it from online play.Nintendo’s done it before. The company whipped out the banhammer on 3DS modders back in 2016, and they’ve been going after Switch modders, too.More on Geek.com:Suspect Remotely Wipes iPhone While It Sits in Police EvidenceGuy’s $650 World Series Ticket Stolen by Scammer Through Instagram PhotoCouple, Homeless Vet Allegedly Made Up Story to Scam GoFundMe Donationslast_img read more

Crab season delayed again in Oregon

first_imgASTORIA, Ore. — Oregon’s Dungeness crab fishery will not open until at least Dec. 31 after testing by state fishery managers revealed crabs are still too low in meat yield in some areas of the coast.The Daily Astorian reports the valuable commercial fishery traditionally opens on Dec. 1. In November, fishery managers announced the season would be delayed until mid-December because crabs were not plump enough.The most recent delay is not a big surprise, said Tim Novotny, the spokesman for the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, which advocates for the industry.The commercial Dungeness crab fishery is managed under a tri-state agreement between Washington state, Oregon and California. In early December, multiple areas within the region still did not meet the criteria for an opening, according to Oregon fishery managers.The state will continue testing crab to determine if the season should open Dec. 31 in Oregon or be delayed further.last_img read more

Lakeside tool thief caught on camera

first_img July 2, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: July 2, 2018 , center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLAKESIDE (KUSI) – A family in a Lakeside neighborhood needs your help catching a thief who they believe stole thousands of dollars worth of work tools out of their truck. Thankfully, these guys were ready and caught it all on video.They spoke to KUSI’s Dani Ruberti today because they don’t want it to happen to anyone else. The video was posted to Facebook asking anyone for details to help the victim catch the thief. Lakeside tool thief caught on cameralast_img read more

Texas Federal School Accountability Plan Gets Mixed Reviews From Experts

first_img Share FILE PHOTO |CAMILLE PHILLIPS | TEXAS PUBLIC RADIOExperts say parts of Texas’ federal school accountability plan approved by the U.S. Department of Education in March are promising, but they also have some concerns.Anne Hyslop, who helped write the Every Student Succeeds Act as an education department official under the Obama administration, said Texas is to be commended for being one of only a few states using a competition to distribute federal school improvement funds.ESSA gave states greater responsibility and flexibility to hold schools accountable than the previous version of the federal education law, No Child Left Behind. As part of that flexible responsibility, states were required to submit accountability plans to the education department.“Whenever you are using funds competitively, I think you just get stronger plans. People take the process more seriously, because they know that they have to have a strong application in order to get access to those critical resources,” Hyslop said.However, both Hyslop and Chad Aldeman, a principal with the nonprofit consulting firm Bellwether Education Partners, said they believe Texas’ state accountability rules could conflict with ESSA because the state plan lets schools create additional accountability standards.“The federal law requires that states set up a uniform accountability system,” Aldeman said. “That’s not a uniform system, and so the ratings that the state gives to schools and to districts won’t be perfectly comparable because of that.”Hyslop and Aldeman also said Texas’ final ESSA plan didn’t have enough detail on the state’s A-F accountability rankings. The Texas Education Agency released its final A-F measures on Monday, after the U.S. Department of Education approved Texas’ ESSA plan.Camille Phillips can be reached at Camille@tpr.org or on Twitter @cmpcamillelast_img read more

Two die after drunken brawl

first_imgKolkata: Two youth were killed following a drunken brawl that took place in Chinsurah, Hooghly on Saturday night. The incident triggered tension among the locals.The victims have been identified as Pradip Dostidar and Md Najiruddin.According to the police, both the victims were consuming alcohol at a club situated at Pranati Nagar on Saturday night along with six others.”The duo had an argument as Dostidar didn’t like the way the other spoke to him. Dostidar asked him to talk with respect as the latter is younger,” said a senior police officer. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe argument turned into a brawl when Najiruddin took out a gun and shot at him from a close quarter. The victim fell on the floor with a bullet injury. He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead due to a fatal gunshot injury.The other youth beat up the accused. He also died after he was taken to the hospital. after being informed, police reached the spot.Some fled the spot. Police are conducting raids to nab the culprits.According to locals, consuming alcohol in the area was nothing new. The youth used to booze in the area on a regular basis. Saturday’s incident was no exception. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPLocals heard the sound of gun shots and rushed to the spot only to find both the victims were lying on the floor. Dostidar was declared brought dead after being taken to Chinsurah Imambara hospital by the locals. The other youth who were present there attacked Najiruddin with a bamboo stick. Najiruddin succumbed to his injuries in a hospital.The incident triggered tension in the locality. According to the police, both the deceased had several cases pending at different police stations. Police said Najiruddin was a murder accused and was free on bail.last_img read more

Holland America offers onboard spending money for Plan a Cruise Month

first_img Travelweek Group Share SEATTLE — In celebration of October’s National Plan a Cruise Month, which is organized by CLIA, Holland America Line has announced two new premium offers.The first offer includes onboard spending money for 2017-18 Caribbean cruise bookings, while the second is additional onboard spending money for all Explore 4 promotion bookings covering several cruise destinations in 2018 and 2019.“Plan a Cruise Month continues to be a very successful initiative that puts a spotlight on what is certainly the best vacation value and most enticing way to see the world,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “By creating extra booking incentives, we’re making October the best month to plan your first or next Holland America Line cruise.”The first offer includes the following:During the month, new bookings in an oceanview stateroom or higher for all of Holland America Line’s upcoming Caribbean cruises from October 2017 through March 2018 are eligible to receive up to US$300 in onboard spending money.“While a few islands in the Caribbean were impacted by recent storms, more than 40 ports are currently open and welcoming cruise guests right now, so we extended this offer to include our upcoming Caribbean season to focus positive attention on the region,” added Ashford.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?The second offer includes the following:Travellers making a booking on select 2018 and 2019 cruises receive onboard spending money up to $400, depending on the length of the cruise and type of stateroom booked.This offer can be combined with the cruise line’s Explore 4 promotion that provides four added-value extras on select march 2018 through April 2019 cruises.The four offers include a Signature Beverage package valued at up to US$1,400 per stateroom, dinner for two at the Pinnacle Grill, reduced cruise fares for third and fourth bookings in the same stateroom, and 50% reduced deposits.Suite bookings also receive $200 onboard spending money per stateroom ($100 per person) in addition to the four offers and exclusive Plan a Cruise Month onboard spending money, making it possible to receive a total of up to $600 in onboard spending money. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Holland America offers onboard spending money for Plan a Cruise Month Tags: Holland America Line Friday, October 13, 2017 last_img read more

TEMPE Ariz — It seemed as if no one expected the

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. — It seemed as if no one expected the Arizona Cardinals to select Rodney Gunter with their fourth-round pick last Saturday.Gunter included. “I didn’t know it at all, like, they gave me a call in the fourth round, before they called my name, and was like, ‘Rodney, hey, watch the TV, your name is getting called.’ I hit my knees and I started praying. It was so unreal, I passed out for like three minutes.” That’s the idea, and while the Cardinals are not the only team to take chances on players who did not play in power conferences, they’ve also made no secret about their appreciation for those kinds of talents. Take a look at their roster and you will see impact players from Pittsburg State, Hillsdale and Presbyterian. And in the 2015 draft, along with Gunter, the Cardinals took running back David Johnson from Northern Iowa and receiver J.J. Nelson from UAB. The Cardinals obviously think Gunter will be the next relatively unknown player to make his mark in the NFL, and going forward it will be up to him to prove them right. He said he’s ready to work to reach the level the Cardinals think he can. “I just want to contribute to the team,” he said of his expectations for this season. “I want to be a major contributor to the team. That’s all. Get some playing time on the field.” – / 8 Comments   Share   Chatting with the media shortly after being picked, Gunter raised some eyebrows when he said he “potentially could be the next J.J. Watt.”Watt, of course, is a three-time Pro Bowl and All-Pro selection who has been named the AP Defensive Player of the Year twice, in 2012 and again in 2014. The 11th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft has collected a whopping 57 sacks in just four seasons as a pro.No one is expecting that kind of production from Gunter, and while he made sure to clarify that he did not say he will be the next Watt or anything like that, he would like to have similar game.The Cardinals certainly wouldn’t be opposed to him developing into that kind of player, and in a way, it seems like they expect him to. While not directly comparing him to any of the all-time greats, the names Michael Strahan (Texas Southern) and Leon Lett (Emporia State) have been brought up when talking about small-school players who went on to become stars in the NFL.They are part of the reason the Cardinals so bullish about Gunter and his future, regardless of his past. The organization’s confidence has since been transferred to the player.“They really convinced that no matter where you are, the conference you play in, if you’re a player, they’re going to find you,” Gunter said. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories center_img It was very real, for both Gunter and the Cardinals, though he said upon waking up he absolutely thought it was all a dream.Arizona wanted the defensive lineman so much, the team traded picks in the sixth and seventh-rounds just to move up seven spots in order to select him. They feared others were ready to pull the trigger, a notion that was confirmed after the pick was made.“In this business enough people talk that occasionally you get enough intel that tells you where a guy is going to potentially go, and I had a little birdy tell me where he was going to go if we didn’t take him,” Cardinals GM Steve Keim said. “And I got a call that confirmed that from the GM afterwards. I won’t name any names, but I was glad that we did what we did.”Gunter is receiving a considerable amount of hype, especially when you consider his draft slot as well as his body of work. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound defensive lineman played just one year of high school football before attending Delaware State, where he was a second-team All-MEAC selection in 2014 after tallying seven sacks and 13 tackles for loss as a senior. The Cardinals have high hopes for the player they chose with the 116th overall selection, as head coach Bruce Arians says he can play all three defensive line positions. They’ll find a spot for him because, as Arians said, he is so explosive. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more