New partnership could revive Northlands School Division

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe school board of the Northlands School Division was dissolved in 2010, after seeing graduation rates fall to 20%. But a new deal with the Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council could inject new life into the school division.The council will share educational resources and programs with Northlands, and the focus will be on improving the Northlands graduation rates, as well as enabling a smoother transition to provincial schooling.As APTN National News reporter Keith Laboucan tells us, the revival can’t come quickly enough.last_img read more

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Security Council hears briefing from committee monitoring sanctions on Iran

The head of the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme today updated the 15-member body on the panel’s latest work, including the efforts of States to implement those measures.Ambassador Yukio Takasu of Japan, in his first briefing as chairman of the committee, said that during the reporting period, 11 December 2008 to 10 March 2009, the Committee had received a number of reports from Member States on their implementation of sanctions and had also responded to notifications of the transfer of materials and queries seeking guidance.Iran’s nuclear programme – which its officials have stated is for peaceful purposes, but some other countries contend is driven by military ambitions – has been a matter of international concern since the discovery in 2003 that the country had concealed its nuclear activities for 18 years in breach of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).Resolution 1737 of December 2006 banned trade with Iran in all items, materials, equipment, goods and technology which could contribute to the country’s enrichment-related, reprocessing or heavy water-related activities, or to the development of nuclear-weapon delivery systems.In March 2007 the Council adopted resolution 1747, further tightening the sanctions by imposing a ban on arms sales and expanding the freeze on assets. The Council imposed further sanctions against Iran in resolution 1803, last March. These included the inspection of cargo suspected of carrying prohibited goods, the tighter monitoring of financial institutions and the extension of travel bans and asset freezes, over its nuclear programme.In his briefing today, Mr. Takasu said that the Committee had received a letter from a Member State “seeking guidance with respect to its inspection of a vessel carrying its flag that had been carrying arms-related materials.” The Committee responded on 6 February, saying that the transfer of the material in question constituted a violation of resolution 1747 (2007) and, in a further exchange of letters, invited it to provide within 10 working days any additional relevant information regarding that transaction that might help the Committee carry out its mandate.Mr. Takasu also informed the Council that the Committee had received two notifications from the Russian Federation concerning the delivery of items for use in the nuclear power plant at Bushehr, Iran. As for the reporting requirement by States on their implementation of the sanctions, the Committee so far had received 91 reports under resolution 1737, 78 reports under resolution 1747 and 65 reports under resolution 1803, he said. 10 March 2009The head of the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme today updated the 15-member body on the panel’s latest work, including the efforts of States to implement those measures. read more

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Keystone XL followup Clinton wants CanadaUSMexico climate change plan

Hillary Clinton has released a policy paper that calls for a wide-ranging, co-ordinated Canada-U.S.-Mexico climate-change plan, one day after announcing her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.The position paper from the presidential contender adds a new wrinkle to an issue that has inserted itself in two national elections – the current Canadian one, and the 2016 U.S. presidential race.Clinton wants to follow up her opposition to Keystone with a more ambitious climate program that includes immediately launching negotiations toward a North American Climate Compact.It’s the first time a prominent U.S. politician has explicitly linked the pipeline issue to more action on climate change from Canada – something President Barack Obama has never done.Clinton said she would seek strong national targets to cut carbon pollution; ensure all three countries demonstrate a commitment to climate action; and create accountability measures to make sure each country respects its commitments.The paper comes one day after she stunned allies of the Keystone project by announcing opposition to a pipeline she’d once said she was inclined to support. She called Canadian oil the continent’s dirtiest fuel. Related Stories Hillary Clinton drops bombshell on Keystone XL pipeline: ‘I oppose it’ Keystone XL followup: Clinton wants Canada-U.S.-Mexico climate change plan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Justin Slimm Posted Sep 23, 2015 12:50 pm MDT read more

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Womens unpaid work in the home is a major human rights issue

Cooking, cleaning and caring for children and the elderly should be a social and collective responsibility, rather than fall entirely on women’s shoulders, a United Nations independent expert has said, warning that unpaid care that is not shared ingrains poverty and social exclusion for women. “I call on States to recognize unpaid care work as a major human rights issue,” UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty, Magdalena Sepúlveda, told the UN General Assembly’s main social, humanitarian and cultural body (Third Committee) in New York. “Unpaid care work is at the foundation of all our societies, and crucial for economic growth and social development,” she noted. “However, it has been mostly overlooked or taken for granted by policy makers. This has an enormous impact on women’s poverty and their enjoyment of rights – as they do the majority of unpaid care.”In the report presented to the General Assembly, Ms. Sepúlveda, who is among a host of independent experts at UN Headquarters this month to brief the Committee, noted that women in developed and developing countries work longer hours than men when unpaid work is taken into account, but receive lower earnings and less recognition.She recommends that States “ensure that the necessary public services and infrastructure – including childcare, healthcare, water and energy provision – are in place to support care, especially in disadvantaged areas.” In addition, her report outlines States’ obligations to tackle the unequal distribution of care under existing human rights agreements.“In order to truly empower women, we must ensure that unpaid care is better valued, supported and shared – by men and the State,” said Ms. Sepúlveda. Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back, in an unpaid capacity, on specific human rights themes. read more

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INTERVIEW Upcoming visit a chance for Security Council to see firsthand challenges

A group of children at the UNMISS Protection of Civilians (POC) camp in Bentiu, Unity State, South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine UN News Centre: In your own discussions with the delegation and those they will have with the government what do you hope to achieve?Ellen Margrethe Løj: First and foremost, I hope that will be having a very constructive engagement between the Security Council and the Government of Transitional National Unity. But we are also hoping that it will be an opportunity for the Council to hear from the government itself about any challenges or concerns that they feel they are facing in providing the necessary support, both to the implementation of our Mission’s new mandate, but most importantly, to the implementation of the peace agreement.As you know the Security Council has been very concerned, as are we, here in the Mission, with the continuous fighting in parts of the country, as well as the overall security and humanitarian situation, so we are hopeful that the visit will provide an impetus for frank discussions on how best the Government and the UN can work together for the benefit of the people of South Sudan. UN News Centre: How important is the timing of this visit? Ellen Margrethe Løj: It is very close to the time where we have to provide the first report, or the Secretary-General has to provide the first report on the progress achieved in implementing our new mandate. So, in that sense it is very timely. And I think, the Council – and I hope the Council will be interested to hear, both from us and from the government – about the progress we have made through our discussions, in particular, on the deployment of the regional protection force for Juba. But regardless of the timing, let me say that, any visit of the UN Security Council is an important event. Because it indicates a firm commitment to bring, in this case, to South Sudan, the much-needed peace. But it also shows to the country that is being visited – and here, South Sudan – that the whole UN and all the member states of the UN, care about the circumstances on the ground, and what the people of South Sudan are facing. So, it is really an opportunity for the Security Council to reaffirm, to the government and to the people of South Sudan, that the UN is here to work with the Government, and to improve the lives of the people of South Sudan.Listen to the interview:@media only screen and (min-width: 760px), screen9 {#PhotoHolder3 #PhotoCrop { max-height: 770px; /* sets max-height value for all standards-compliant browsers */ width: 134%; margin-left:-161px; margin-top: -750px;}#story-headline{ font-size: 5.2em; line-height: 1.05em; color:#fff; position: relative; top: 10px; margin-left:9em; text-shadow: 10px 10px 10px rgba(0,0,0,0.8); width:50%;}#sidebar {display:none;} div#story-content .span8 {width:100% !important} #fullstory p { font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.7em;}strong { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; xfont-family:Georgia, “Times New Roman”, Times, serif;}li { font-size: 15px; xline-height: 1.7em;}blockquote { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.5em; font-style:italic;}.videoWrapper { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; /* 16:9 */ padding-top: 1em; height: 0; margin-bottom:1em;}.videoWrapper iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;} A delegation from the United Nations Security Council is expected to visit South Sudan next week.The visit comes after the 15-member Council recently approved the deployment of a 4,000-strong protection force responsible for providing a secure environment in and around Juba, under the authority of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in the wake of recent violence stemming from political differences.In a brief interview today, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for South Sudan and head of UNMISS, Ellen Margrethe Løj, spoke about the visit and its significance. UN News Centre: What will be one the key things you expect the Council to be interested in?Ellen Margrethe Løj: The Security Council visit is a chance for the Council to see, firsthand, some of the challenges facing the people of the South Sudan – especially those who are located in UNMISS Protection of Civilian sites – but to also meet and interact with ordinary South Sudanese, civil society, women’s groups, etcetera, and to hear from them what their daily life is, so that all in all the Security Council will to get a picture of some of the security, human rights, and other challenges they face on daily basis. read more

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Sandi Sola SEHA President We want the Slovenians and Hungarian clubs to

Sandi Sola was confident of SEHA league future at the press-conference after the end of the Final Four in Zagreb, noting the negative and positive things of the first season of this regional league. “The future of the SEHA is not questionable. I am certain that the next season will be much better, and we are aware of some failures of this season’s SEHA and we will try to fix them. The only question that is open right now is the enlarging of the league. We want the Slovenian clubs to join us, but we will wait few more weeks for their decision. The Hungarians are also interested in joining us, and there are intensive negotiations going on with them.” Hungary handballSandi ŠolaSEHASlovenia handball ← Previous Story Ivica Obrvan fired from RK Zagreb! Goluza new coach! Next Story → Palicka prolongs contract with THW Kiel read more

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Group C Egypt and Sweden tie – Czechs smash Iceland

← Previous Story IHF SUSPENSION: Nikola Prce goes home! Next Story → Germany close to win Group D – Argentina against Russia for eighth-final spot Egypt lost the chance to beat Sweden after 23:18 in front of 7.000 fans in Al Sadd Arena, while Czech Republic with outstanding Jicha who scored 11 goals, beat Iceland 36:25Sweden : Egypt 25:25 (10:10)Ekberg 10, Ostlund 6; Elahmar 9, Aly Mohamed 4Algeria : France 26:32 (12:19)Berkous 10; Guigou 7, Porte, Mahe in Fernandez 4Iceland : Czech Republic 24:36 (11:21)Petersson 4, Gudjonsson, Gudjonsson, Kristjánsson, Gunnarsson po 3; Jicha 11, Hrstka 6STANDINGS:France 7Sweden 7Egypt 5Iceland 3Czech Republic 2Algeria 0 read more

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TShirt Tuesday The Best Shazam Shirts

first_img Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like Graphitti Designs contracted with movie studios and comics publishers to create shirts with our favorite characters and sold them up on the walls of comic book stores and through mail-order.The computer revolution has enabled the T-shirt world to become something totally new – affordable production and distribution means that shirts can be printed in small quantities and sold anywhere in the world. Starting with Threadless, dozens of companies popped up letting artists and designers show their stuff. It’s a better time than ever to be a geek fashionista, and if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe we’re going to help you out every week… on T-Shirt Tuesday.This week: Comic-Con gave use lots of great stuff to think about, but one of our faves was the Shazam! trailer..With One Magic WordWhat separates Captain Marvel (or Shazam, as I guess we’re calling the Big Red Cheese these days) from the other dark-haired super-types is his personality. With the brain of Billy Batson animating his mighty body, he’s a quirky combination of innocence and power that really stands out in a grim and gritty super-universe. This shirt by artist k4k7uz does a great job in capturing that duality with a shot of the hero posing post-transformation.$20, buy it here.My Hero ShazamBlending the modern and the classic, artist danielmorris1993 grabs All Might and Isuku and recasts them as Shazam and Billy Batson. Of all the Golden Age series that could appeal to today’s audiences, the Shazam stories definitely have a lot of potential. We’re psyched for the character’s resurgence and lots of cool new interpretations.$20, buy it here.The Six NamesMany Golden Age superhero origins are more than a little ludicrous, but something about Shazam’s creation just works. When Billy Batson stumbles into a hidden cavern through the subway tunnels, he meets an ancient wizard who teaches him a magic word that sounds like gibberish – “Shazam!” It’s made up of the first initials of six Greek gods, each of which grants him a different ability. Designer finnyproductions takes those names and arranges them in a classic configuration for this excellent shirt.$20, buy it here.Lightning BoltThe bolt of mystical lightning that arcs from the heavens whenever Billy Batson utters his magic word has becone an iconic part of the character, reflected in his chest logo. There are a bunch of different takes on the Shazam lightning bolt, but one of our favorites is this clean and sleek design by DuncanMclean. Sure, you might not be able to rock the same musculature as the hero, but it’s a start.$20, buy it here.Big Red CheeseArtist C.C. Beck is probably most responsible for the character’s look, using his rounded lines to give Captain Marvel an appearance that’s both masculine and somewhat babyish. Vikingeek does a great job capturing that balance, depicting the hero gazing out from his iconic lightning bolt. Beck may have passed on, but plenty of modern creators are inspired by his unique approach to sequential art.$20, buy it here.Billy & The CaptainThe secret identity is one of the core pillars of superhero fiction, but making Shazam a full-grown man who turned back into a pre-teen boy was a stroke of remarkable genius on the part of his creators. Billy Batson is a big part of some of the best Captain Marvel stories, as his job at radio station WHIZ brought him into contact with all sorts of breaking stories and natural disasters. We dig artist danielmorris1993‘s clean-lined take on both the hero and his alter ego, really pushing the resemblance to sitcom actor Fred MacMurray.$20, buy it here.Shazam LogoWhile most of the DC Universe’s heroes have seen tons of redesigns and reboots, Shazam has remained remarkably stable through the decades. Sure, we got a little bit of grim and gritty in the Big Red Cheese during Kingdom Come and afterwards, but the hero’s innocence and kindness have usually been right at the forefront. The logo hasn’t changed much easier, as this shirt by GraysonDesigns ably illustrates. When you have letterforms this good, why mess with perfection?$20, buy it here.ThunderdogArtist VanceCapleyArt1972 has made a career out of diving into the ocean of pop culture and creating clever mash-ups of iconic characters as part of his weekly DRAW TV series. Relevant to our interests here is this shirt, which fuses Shazam with 1964 animated series Underdog, a cereal-sponsored cartoon that starred a humble shoeshine boy – er, dog – who could transform into a powerful alter ego by popping a Super Energy Pill. It was a more innocent time.$20, buy it here.Shazam GymOne of the most unfair things about superheroes is that most of them don’t have to spend a second in the gym to have ripped bodies. Hell, Billy Batson just says a magic word and has rock hard abs and bulging biceps. Sure, Batman and other non-powered humans have to pump iron for their gains, but even guys like Green Lantern look good despite not even having a gym membership. If you’re feeling body-conscious, this shirt by michaeldean23 might help.$20, buy it here.Call Down The LightningWhile many superheroes just duck into a phone booth to change into their costumed identities, Captain Marvel gets transformed by a bolt of lightning dispatched from the Rock of Eternity at the end of time. That bolt has actual physical properties, and he’s used it to strike down foes, power machines and more. Artist Archangel captures the coruscating power of that mystical electricity with this striking (no pun intended) shirt.$20, buy it here.Black AdamCaptain Marvel has a deeply weird rogue’s gallery, from worm-shaped conqueror Mr. Mind to degenerate scientist Dr. Sivana and his awful family. The one foe that has managed to carve out a niche in the modern world is Black Adam, a dark counterpart to the hero who gets his supernatural abilities from an agglomeration of Egyptian gods. The subtle touches on this shirt by seventhirtytwo distinguish it from Shazam’s lightning bolt design.$20, buy it here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. T-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Monster Hunter ShirtsT-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Gundam Shirts Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Major parties rally tonight in Grand Turk

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #pdmrally, #pnprally, #tcigeneralelections2016 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 11, 2016 – Grand Turk is a hot spot tonight as both major political parties are holding major political rallies.  Some have dubbed the duke out as a clash of the titans between the Governing PNP and the Opposition PDM as there are two House of Assembly seats up for grabs.The PNP will be in Grand Turk North says National Chairman, Royal Robinson, which is also where they have incumbent, Minister George Lightbourne.   The PDM will set up at the headquarters in GT, and in the Capital – the PDM also holds one seat for Grand Turk South & Salt Cay with its incumbent, Edwin Astwood. We expect to hear from both camps as the evening progresses.#magneticmedianews #pnprally #pdmrally #tcigeneralelections2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp 52 Nominate for TCI General Election, information slow in cominglast_img read more

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Arctic Expedition Uncovers Previously Undiscovered Ancient Mollusk Specimens

first_imgDuring a 2010 expedition in the Beaufort Sea’s deep, Arctic waters off Alaska’s northern coast, scientists discovered what turned out to be a previously-unknown, ancient type of mollusk.Download AudioThe newly-discovered bi-valve mollusk, called Wallerconcha sarae, dates back about 1.8 million years.This image shows the new species of bivalve mollusk was recently described and named Wallerconcha sarae. (Photo by Paul Valentich-Scott)Paul Valentich-Scott, is the curator of malacology, which is the study of mollusks, at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History in California. He says the specimens are pretty small – only about an inch across and round-shaped.“Think of a 1-inch ball bearing, but they’re all white,” Valentich-Scott said. “They do have an outer skin that’s really dark brown and kind of heavy, a little bit hairy-like, actually.”“And inside, when you open them up, just think of opening up a clam shell that you might eat and they look very much like a clam that you might have for steamers or that kind of thing on the inside.”This description fits a variety of mollusks, but Valentich-Scott says the specimen does have a few unique traits that warranted both a new species and genus.“This one had some very unusual characters in the sort of top part of the shell that had not been seen before; so, it’s all shell-based,” Valentich-Scott said. “Since we don’t have an animal, we can’t do any DNA work and compare it that way, we can only compare shells of both fossil species and recent species to this new discovery.”There are about 75 species of mollusks documented in the region, but Valentich-Scott says new discoveries are rare.“A few of them have been new, like in the 20th century, but not many,” Valentich-Scott said. “So, in terms of what we know of this group of animals up in the Arctic, this is quite significant.”the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy in the Beaufort Sea. (Photo by the US Coast Guard)Wallerconcha sarae was discovered by scientists on a joint U.S.-Canadian expedition off Alaska’s North Slope aboard the U.S. Coast Guard ice breaker Healy in 2010. Their primary mission was to map the sea floor and sediment below to gain a better understanding of the region’s geology.Valentich-Scott says the discovery was made when scientists were investigating an interesting spot on the bottom of the Beaufort Sea.“This is one of the unusual situations where we have essentially an extinct hydrothermal vent system,” Valentich-Scott said. “We’re pretty sure that this was an active vent system somewhere in the 1-2 million years ago.”The first hydrothermal vents were discovered in the mid-1970s. And since the science is so young, relatively little is known about them. But, by studying this extinct vent system, the picture is gradually becoming a clearer.Even though researchers only have what are essentially mollusk bones to study, Valentich-Scott says they can still make educated guesses into certain aspects of the animal’s existence based on knowledge of active hydrothermal vents and other comparable mollusk species.Chief scientist Brian Edwards collecting samples from the gravity corer. (Photo by Helen Gibbons, USGS/ECS Project)“It probably used the bacteria in the environment of this hydrothermal vent to more or less feed,” Valentich-Scott said. “We know it was a filter-feeding organism and it might have been in fairly warm water, or it could have been a cold seep as well, we’re not quite sure.”“But, in terms of other types of reproduction or what it did on a daily basis, we just don’t exactly know at this point.”The shells were found buried as deep as 15 feet in the sea floor’s sediment, but Valentich-Scott says some were discovered much shallower, which opens up some interesting possibilities.“We also found them within about 1 or 2 inches of the surface of the mud,” Valentich-Scott said. “So, it’s highly suggestive that they could, in the right circumstance, still be found alive.”There are only about 15 specimens to work with so far, but as scientists delve further into Arctic research, Valentich-Scott believes more will likely be uncovered.last_img read more

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Karnataka CM Yediyurappa meets BJP MLAs at Bengaluru hotel issues whip for

first_imgBS Yediyurappa sworn-in as the chief minister of Karnataka on 26 July 2019TwitterKarnataka’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday issued a whip to all its 105 legislators to attend the Assembly on Monday from 11 am when the trust vote will be moved by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa for proving majority, a party official said.”The whip was issued at our legislature party meeting in the presence of Yediyurappa and all the MLAs at a hotel in the city. All the legislators have been told to be present in the Assembly by 11 am,” said BJP spokesman G Madhusudan.About 100 of the saffron party’s 105 legislators have been staying at a private resort in the city’s northern outskirts since July 12 when the 10-day monsoon session of the Assembly commenced and the month-long political crisis led to the fall of the 14-month-old JD(S)-Congress coalition government on July 23 after its Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy lost the trust vote.”Though the Governor (Vajubhai Vala) directed the new Chief Minister to prove majority by July 31, Yediyurappa had announced on Friday that he would face the floor test on July 29, as the Finance Bill had to be moved later in the day and passed by July 31.”With the Assembly strength reduced to 208 from 225, including a nominated member after Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualified 17 Congress-Janata Dal-Secular rebel legislators, 105 is the new halfway mark for a simple majority, which the BJP has.”With the support of Independent H Nagesh, our party’s strength is 106, one more than the halfway mark to win the trust vote,” Madhusudan said.If Congress legislator B Nagendra, who is in a private hospital here for treatment, and Bahujan Samaj Party member N Mahesh abstain from the Assembly as they did on July 23, the effective strength for the floor test will be 206, with 104 as the magic figure for proving majority.Post-disqualification, the strength of the Congress has reduced to 64 from 78, excluding the Speaker and that of JD(S) to 34 from 37.On July 23, with 20 legislators – 15 rebels, two sick Congress MLAs, two Independents and the BSP member – absent, the Assembly strength was 205, with 103 the mark for a majority.The JD(S)-Congress coalition lost the motion as their combined strength was 99 against 105 of the BJP.last_img read more

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Narayanganj SI closed for taking bribe

first_imgMap of NarayanganjA sub-inspector of Araihazar police station in Narayanganj was closed to the district police lines on Friday night for freeing three drug traders taking bribe, reports UNB.The closed policeman is SI Rakib, who was posted at Gopaldi police investigation centre.Shariful Islam, inspector (investigation) of Araihazar police station, said the action was taken against Rakib for freeing three drug traders in exchange of Tk 110,000 after their arrest along with 460 bottles phensidyle at Biswanandi Ferryghat on Thursday night.last_img read more

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Europe may be slowly disappearing under Africa research

first_imgThe tectonic plates underlying the continents and oceans. Image: USGS For many millions of years, the two continents have been converging with the northern edge of the African tectonic plate slowly descending underneath the Eurasian plate. However, Wortel’s research has showed that this process seems to have stalled and may be in the process of changing roles.While the dense rock of the northern African plate has been drawn into the Earth’s mantle, the remaining portion of the African land mass is too light. With this being the case, Wortel points to the possible reversal of roles, seeing the heavier Eurasian plate now moving below the African plate and creating a new subduction zone. With this possible switch in roles, scientists are warning of an increased risk of seismic activity in the Mediterranean. Because of this, and in light of the recent earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan, scientists are voicing concern that European countries are not putting enough resources into a tsunami warning system. While earthquakes in the Mediterranean region are traditionally smaller than those found in the Pacific Rim, there have been recorded magnitude 8 earthquakes.Researchers are hopeful that this confirmation of a European subduction will lead the way to allow scientists to better model the region and assess the risks of earthquake and tsunami activity in the area. More information: meetingorganizer.copernicus.or … 011/EGU2011-3397.pdf This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Australian continent to blame for Samoa, Sumatra quakes © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — At the European Geosciences Union (EGU) meeting last week, lead researcher Rinus Wortel from the University of Utrecht presented the findings that Europe is slowly moving under Africa, creating a new subduction zone. Citation: Europe may be slowly disappearing under Africa: research (2011, April 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-europe-slowly-africa.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

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Firefox 49 HTTP passwords on HTTPS sites

first_imgFirefox 49: HTTP passwords on HTTPS sites by Martin Brinkmann on August 12, 2016 in Firefox – 8 commentsMozilla plans to launch an update for the built-in password manager in Firefox that will make HTTP passwords work on HTTPS sites as well.If you use the built-in functionality to save passwords in Firefox currently, you may know that the manager distinguishes between HTTP and HTTPS protocols.When you save a password for http://www.example.com/, it won’t work on https://www.example.com/. When you visit the site using HTTPS later on, Firefox won’t suggest the username and password saved previously when connected via HTTP.One option was to save passwords for HTTP and HTTPS sites separately, another to open the password manager and copy username and password manually whenever needed on the HTTPS version of a site.With more and more sites migrating to HTTPS, or at least providing users with a HTTPS option to connect to it, it was time to evaluate the Firefox password manager behavior in this regard.Firefox 49: HTTP passwords on HTTPS sitesMozilla made the decision to change the behavior in the following way starting with the release of Firefox 49.Passwords for the HTTP protocol will work automatically when connected via HTTPS to the same site. In other words, if a HTTP password is stored in Firefox, it will be used for HTTP and HTTPS sites when Firefox 49 is released.The other way around does not however. Passwords saved explicitly for HTTPS, won’t be used when a user connects to the HTTP version of the site. The main reason for this is security. More precisely, because HTTP does not use encryption, and that password and username may be recorded easily by third-parties.If you have a saved HTTPS username/password for a given domain, we will not populate those credentials on the HTTP version of the same domain.Check out the bug listing on Bugzilla if you are interested in the discussion that led to the change in Firefox 49.Closing WordsFirefox users who use the password manager of the web browser may notice the change once their version of the browser is updated to version 49. It should make things a bit more comfortable for those users, especially if a lot of HTTP passwords are saved already.With more and more sites migrating over to HTTPS, it is likely that this will be beneficial to users of the browser. (via Sören)Now You: Do you use the native password manager in Firefox?SummaryArticle NameFirefox 49: HTTP passwords on HTTPS sitesDescriptionMozilla plans to launch an update for the built-in password manager in Firefox that will make HTTP passwords work on HTTPS sites as well.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Mumbai the land of Bollywood

first_imgThe term Bollywood is synonymous with the city of Mumbai. Neeta Lulla, a costume and fashion designer for the Indian film industry, is almost as famous as the celebrities she dresses.Source: BBClast_img

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Bradford Technologies Launches Appraisal Tool for Regression Analysis

first_imgBradford Technologies Launches Appraisal Tool for Regression Analysis Agents & Brokers Appraisals Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Service Providers Valuation 2012-10-26 Tory Barringer “”Bradford Technologies””:http://www.bradfordsoftware.com/, the creator of the “”AppraisalWorld””:http://www.appraisalworld.com/i/ online community for appraisers, wants to add science to the art of collateral valuations.[IMAGE]The appraisal software provider announced the release of CompCruncher 2.0, a new technology that enables appraisers to interactively model and analyze entire markets using regression analysis.””By nature, a property’s value is determined by the value of neighboring properties, but the problem is that no two properties are alike, and there are virtually limitless numbers of variables that can make one property’s value different from another,”” explained Mark Linne, chief strategic and valuations officer for Bradford Technologies. With regression analysis, Linne said, appraisers aren’t forced to rely on subjective estimates to determine how one property’s value is affected when certain variables are different and others stay constant. [COLUMN_BREAK]Bradford Technologies’ new product makes analysis easier by examining up to 500 different properties over a one-year period to take out the guess work.CompCruncher 2.0’s wide launch follows a 51-city nationwide tour intended to introduce regression analysis to appraisers and teach them how to take advantage of the software. To date, more than 2,600 appraisers have taken the training and learned how to perform regression analysis in their local markets.””Using analytics in the appraisal process allows appraisers to provide lenders and their risk managers with valuations that have a statistically-accurate degree of confidence,”” said Jeff Bradford, CEO of Bradford Technologies. “”Lenders and investors need this level of analysis. That’s why we’re seeing such wide acceptance at this point.””In addition, Bradford Technologies has partnered with the Columbia Institute and the Georgia Appraisal School to continue offering on-site and online training classes. The company is also offering free, self-paced instruction for appraisers with a statistics background at AppraisalWorld.com.Based in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, Bradford Technologies hopes to combine its offerings and its AppraisalWorld community to create a more accurate, trustworthy appraisal process, Bradford said.””Our goal is build trust and reliability in the appraisal industry, and make a science out of the art of appraising,”” Bradford said. “”With CompCruncher 2.0, we are empowering appraisers with the ability to produce statistically accurate valuations for the first time.”” Sharecenter_img in Data, Technology October 26, 2012 448 Views last_img read more

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Millennials Fight the Student Loan Debt Albatross

first_img October 4, 2016 662 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Access to Credit Homeownership Millennials Student Loan Debt 2016-10-04 Seth Welborn The number of college graduates with student loan debt as well as the average amount of debt have increased substantially in the last decade.Many studies have focused on the effect of student debt on the ability of millennials (generally those born between 1980 and 1995). Some of those studies have found that student loan debt hinders one’s ability to buy a home, while others have concluded it does not restrict access to credit.More than six in 10 millennials (63 percent) have graduated or will graduate with student loan debt and nearly half (46.5 percent) are still paying off their student loans, according to a survey of 1,338 millennials conducted by LendingTree.The average amount of student loan debt per individual, according to the LendingTree survey, was $27,162. Millennials are paying an average of approximately $317 per month toward their student loan debt, which is 11.3 percent of an average monthly take-home pay amount of $2,808. With student loan debt taking up more than $300 per month on average, many millennials reported that they were having to delay certain investments, purchases, or life events. Buying a home was the second-most frequently cited event millennials had to delay, with almost half (45.3 percent) saying they had put off buying a home because of student debt obligations (travel was first with 53.3 percent). That is a critical statistic, because many analysts have cited the millennial demographic as the key to increasing the homeownership rate (a 51-year low 62.9 percent in Q2).In a hypothetical situation in which student loan debt were to be absolved, LendingTree found that 41.8 percent of millennials surveyed said the money that previously went to paying student loan debts would go toward buying a home (second behind only saving for emergencies, with 54 percent).A report from NeighborWorks America in late 2014 warned, “If we don’t mitigate the effect student loan burden is having and will have for years to come on homeownership, the country will lose a significant amount of economic activity and hundreds of thousands of people will be unable to benefit from the stability and financial value that homeownership has been proven to offer.”Slightly less than one-quarter of millennials surveyed (24.1 percent) reported that their student loan debt has no effect on their spending. Nearly one-third (30.5 percent) said their student loan debt affects their spending “very much.”A study from the Federal Reserve Board in November 2015 concluded, “Tuition rates continue to rise, so the amounts students will need to borrow may increase in the future. Increased debt levels could continue to depress homeownership rates for future cohorts of college students. Measures taken to reduce tuition—or to curb borrowing beyond what is necessary to fund attendance—could fight this trend. Similarly, our results provide a measure of how effective student loan forgiveness programs could be at increasing the homeownership rate of young adults. Limiting or expanding students’ access to education loans in general, however, would have ramifications that are beyond the scope of this study. In particular, if student loans allow individuals to access college education—or, more broadly, acquire more of it—student loan debt could have a positive effect on homeownership, as long as the return to this additional education allows individuals to sufficiently increase their future incomes.”LendingTree’s estimate of individual student loan debt is actually lower than some recent estimates—for example, Studentloanhero.com recently reported an average of $37,172 per borrower, an increase of 6 percent from last year, with some 43 million borrowers owning a combined $1.3 trillion in student loan debt.While some surveys may indicate that student loan debt is hindering homeownership, the share of mortgage loans where the holder has some amount of student loan debt hit an all-time high two years ago. In July, Black Knight Financial Services reported that for 2014, the most recent full year with data available, the share of mortgage originations with student loan debt hit a new high at 19 percent. Black Knight also reported that 15 percent of all active mortgage holders had some level of student loan debt—an increase of more than 40 percent over the last decade.center_img Millennials Fight the Student Loan Debt Albatross Sharelast_img read more

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July 09 2018

first_imgJuly 09 , 2018 Italy-based Origine Group, a consortium of ten major produce companies, has acquired Compagnia Italiana della Frutta, owner of the brands Made in Blu and Fruitaly.“The acquisition is part of Origine Group strategy of development as a collective organization aimed at the marketing of our best productions on the overseas markets, with the guarantee of quality and efficiency for our clients, ” said Ilenio Bastoni, president of Origine Group and Compagnia Italiana della Frutta.The Origine Group now a portfolio of several major brands, including Sweeki, PeraItalia, Made in Blu and Fruitaly. It has sales in China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the U.S., Canada and Europe. “As a result of this acquisition we hold a remarkable range of clients and brands, that will reinforce our commercial penetration in overseas markets, both acquired and future. This gives us confidence for the 2018/19 season, after a difficult year marked by the shortage of kiwis on the North Hemisphere,” says Origine Group general manager, Alessandro Zampagna.Bastoni added: “The objective is to be a player in the world market, increasing the value of the local production and protecting the income of farmers.”Origine Group is made up of Afe, Apofruit, Frutta C2, Gran Frutta Zani, Kiwi Uno, Kiwi Sole, Pempa-Corer, Salvi-Unacoa, Spreafico and Chilean group Del Curto. The consortium represents companies with a total turnover of around 1 billion euros.www.freshfruitportal.com Sweeki Green kiwifruit season starts in Chile, hol … center_img You might also be interested in Police uncover huge Italian ‘kiwigate’ scandal …last_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   The Arizona Cardinals have been told repeatedly by head coach Bruce Arians: Cardinals don’t fight Cardinals. For the second time this week a scuffle broke out and coach Arians was having none of it. The players were told to set their helmets down and they started running. Then ran some more. Many sideline-to-sideline sprints ensued with an unhappy Arians watching. “It’s camp, stuff like that happens,” cornerback Justin Bethel said. “We just have to know that we’re a team and we have to stick together. We’re trying to win a championship; we can’t be fighting amongst each other. It’s all about team. Team is what it takes — that’s our slogan right now. Top Stories “We just had to do some extra conditioning and put it behind us and move on to the next day and get ready for Minnesota.”Bethel added that Arians made his point about how much he did not want to see his players fight each other, which was one everyone already knew.“Some guys, they lose their tempers and it happens,” he said. After the fight, it looked as if the team was unsure if practice had ended. A short time later the session resumed, with Arians and other coaches returning to the field to watch — not instruct.“I think it was just some of the players on the team just decided we wanted to finish up practice because every play is important for us in practice,” Bethel said. “So we just decided, I think, they decided amongst themselves that let’s go ahead and just finish out the practice because we didn’t have that much left, so let’s just go ahead and finish it out and get the looks in.”It’s the team’s last one of the week as they travel to Minnesota on Friday to play the Vikings in their second preseason game on Saturday. – / 8 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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NEW YORK NY – ESPN says outspoken Sportscenter

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – ESPN says outspoken “Sportscenter” anchor Jemele Hill is leaving that role to write for a company website and do occasional on-air commentary.Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a “white supremacist.”Hill says Friday she asked to be taken off the 6 p.m. weekday edition of ESPN’s sports news show because of a “strong desire to return to reporting, writing and commentary.”She is going to work for The Undefeated, ESPN’s website that concentrates on issues of sports, race and culture. She also says she will be involved in some things that she can’t announce at this point.ESPN says her “Sportscenter” co-anchor, Michael Smith, will continue as a solo host. by The Associated Press Posted Jan 26, 2018 1:48 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 26, 2018 at 4:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ESPN’s Jemele Hill leaving her job at ‘Sportscenter’center_img FILE – In this is a Feb. 3, 2017, file photo Jemele Hill attends ESPN: The Party 2017 in Houston, Texas. ESPN says the outspoken “Sportscenter” anchor is leaving that role to write for a company web site and do occasional on-air commentary. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a “white supremacist.” The network said Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, that Hill had asked to be taken off the 6 p.m. weekday edition of ESPN’s sports news show. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File) last_img read more

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