BJP MP from Sheohar booked after 4 lakh recovered from her hotel room

first_imgRama Devi, the sitting BJP MP and the party candidate from Sheohar in Bihar, was booked on Saturday after local police recovered 4 lakh in cash from her hotel room at Motihari of East Champaran district, on Friday night. Ms. Devi is contesting against mahagathbandhan candidate Syed Faisal Ali (RJD).Local police said an FIR was filed against Rama Devi at Chhatauni police station of East Champaran district. Ms. Devi has been staying in the hotel for long. “I’ve done nothing wrong…the money recovered was donations from people which happens during election time…I’ll provide details of the seized money to the authorities concerned in due course,” Ms. Devi told a local journalist in Motihari.Ms. Devi is the wife of the late Brij Bihari Prasad, former RJD MLA and the minister for science and technology, in the previous RJD government. Rama Devi was elected from Sheohar in 2014 and is seeking re-election from the constituency.last_img read more

Long-Lasting Drug Could Thwart HIV

first_imgAntiretroviral drugs can protect people from becoming infected by HIV. But so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, only works if people take pills daily—which studies show they have trouble doing. Now, monkey experiments with an integrase inhibitor that’s injected show how a single shot protects them from the AIDS virus for 11 weeks on average. The drug lasts even longer in humans, which may provide a promising new approach to PrEP.For the full story, see this week’s issue of Science.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Govt focuses on education, nutrition in draft national policy for women empowerment

first_imgThe government has prepared a draft national policy for women empowerment with a priority on their education, food security, and nutrition, sources told PTI.The Women and Child Development Ministry have prepared the draft policy after receiving suggestions from various stakeholders, a source said.The draft policy identifies the priority areas of food security, nutrition, education, economy (including agriculture industry, labour, employment, NRI women, service sector, science, and technology), violence against women, governance and decision making.Aim of the National policy for women empowermentAccording to the draft policy, it aims to create an enabling environment for women through housing, shelter and infrastructure, drinking water and sanitation, media and culture, sports and social security.It states that it aims to empower women and envisions a society in which, women attain their full potential and are able to participate as equal partners in all spheres of life.The draft policy also has provisions to promote environment friendly, renewable, nonconventional energy, green energy sources for women in rural households.It also has provisions for addressing all forms of violence against women and preventing trafficking at source, transit, and destinations.Read: Combination of art, education helps in nation building: Manish SisodiaRead: This doctor runs a free coaching institute with 100% selection ratio for medical aspirants in Rajasthan villageslast_img read more

BJP must fulfill demand of Gorkhaland says Binay

first_imgDarjeeling: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Binay faction) has demanded that the BJP party, which got the mandate in both the Lok Sabha election and the Darjeeling Assembly by-polls, should fulfill the aspiration ofthe people with the formation of Gorkhaland in the next 5 years. Amar Singh Rai has accepted to take charge as the Chairman, North Bengal Development Board. “The BJP had been elected twice in 2009 and 2014 but failed to fulfill the aspiration of the Gorkhas. This time again they have got the mandate. This Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durgatime they will have to fulfill the demand of Gorkhaland. MP Raju Bishta has to work on this,” said Binay Tamang, President, GJM. After losing both the elections in the Hills, the GJM central committee, working committee and core committee met in Darjeeling on Sunday to review and chart future course of action. “In the election manifesto the BJP has talked of a political solution for the Gorkha impasse. It is high time they spell out what the political solution is. We hope it is Gorkhaland,” Tamang said. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe GJM stated that the BJP would press for National Register of Citizens of India (NRC) in Bengal. “Before that you have to declare all hill residents as ‘original inhabitants’ as the 87.2% of the hill residents do not possess land documents,” Tamang said. He assured the people that he would fulfill the 31 issues in 23 months as he had assured while campaigning during the elections. The list includes land documents, minimum wages and appointments in vacant posts. “We had also talked about a permanent solution to the Gorkha impasse. In the next few days, we will have a meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata where we will raise this issue. Though I lost in the election I will live up to my commitment for the betterment of the Hills,” added Tamang. He stated that the GJM (Binay faction) will continue being an ally of the TMC and will continue working in close coordination with the state Government. Regarding the Opposition parties, mainly the GNLF’s demand that GJM leaders, including present Chairman Anit Thapa should also resign from the GTA as they do not have the mandate, Tamang stated: “It is a state subject and the state will decide. However in the DGHC, GNLF President Late Subash Ghising was an administrator appointed by the state government from 2004 to March 2008.” Meanwhile, the GNLF has demanded that the state government dissolve the Board of Administrators in the GTA. “Till a political solution is not worked out the government can run the GTA through bureaucrats, we have no problems with this. The Board of Administrators has to be immediately dissolved as the recent elections show that they have no mandate,” stated Ajoy Edward, GNLF leader. When asked on what the permanent political solution should be Edward stated: “We will accept nothing less than 6th Schedule Status. It could be Union Territory or a separate state. Binay Tamang who is talking of Gorkhaland should apprise the Chief Minister about the Hill people’s aspiration in Gorkhaland. He should also work for it.” Incidentally the BJP, GNLF and GJM (Bimal faction) coalition has won both the Lok Sabha and Assembly by-polls in Darjeeling.last_img read more

Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – Los Angeles’ subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday.The deployment of the portable scanners, which project waves to do full-body screenings of passengers walking through a station without slowing them down, will happen in the coming months, said Alex Wiggins, who runs the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s law enforcement division.The machines scan for metallic and non-metallic objects on a person’s body, can detect suspicious items from 30 feet (9 metres) away and have the capability of scanning more than 2,000 passengers per hour.“We’re dealing with persistent threats to our transportation systems in our country,” said Transportation Security Administration Administrator David Pekoske. “Our job is to ensure security in the transportation systems so that a terrorist incident does not happen on our watch.”On Tuesday, Pekoske and other officials demonstrated the new machines, which are being purchased from Thruvision, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.“We’re looking specifically for weapons that have the ability to cause a mass-casualty event,” Wiggins said. “We’re looking for explosive vests, we’re looking for assault rifles. We’re not necessarily looking for smaller weapons that don’t have the ability to inflict mass casualties.”In addition to the Thruvision scanners, the agency is also planning to purchase other body scanners — which resemble white television cameras on tripods — that have the ability to move around and hone in on specific people and angles, Wiggins said.“We really want to be effective and we need the ability to have a fixed field of view, but we also need to be able to move that field of view as necessary,” Wiggins said. “Deploying these technologies together gives us that accuracy and minimizes any delays.”Wiggins would not say how many of the machines were being purchased, but said they would be rolled out in subway stations in the “coming months.” Employees and police officers first have to be trained on how to use the equipment.Signs will be posted at stations warning passengers they are subject to body scanner screening. The screening process is voluntary, Wiggins said, but customers who choose not to be screened won’t be able to ride on the subway.But some passengers saw the screening as an added layer of security.“I guess it is a good, precautionary thing,” Andrea Kirsh said, a 22-year-old student from Corvallis, Oregon, who was travelling through Los Angeles’ Union Station on Tuesday. “It makes me feel safe. As a civilian I think we often don’t know what to look for or what we would be looking for.”Passengers who rode down an escalator to ride the Metro Red Line at Union Station in Los Angeles on Tuesday were screened as Pekoske and other officials looked on. But after the news conference and media demonstration, officials packed up the equipment and carted it off.The TSA tested body scanners in New York’s Penn Station in February and has also conducted tests at Union Station in Washington, D.C., and at a New Jersey Transit station during the 2014 Super Bowl.In December, a Bangladeshi immigrant injured himself by setting off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his chest in a subway passageway near Times Square in New York City.Metro has previously tested several different types of body scanners, including airport-style screening systems where passengers walk through a scanner. The pilot program was meant to evaluate the accuracy and capacity of the portable machines.About 150,000 passengers ride on Metro’s Red Line daily and the subway system counted more than 112 million rides last year, officials said.___Follow Michael Balsamo on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MikeBalsamo1 .last_img read more

China closes ozone depleting chemical plants as part of UN initiative

3 July 2007China, the world’s largest producer of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and halon, has shut down five of its six remaining plants as part of international efforts to phase-out the two ozone depleting chemicals, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said. China, the world’s largest producer of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and halon, has shut down five of its six remaining plants as part of international efforts to phase-out the two ozone depleting chemicals, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said.The facilities were closed during a symbolic ceremony on Sunday organized by Chinese authorities in recognition of chemical companies’ efforts to stop manufacturing products that harm the ozone layer and as part of UNEP’s “Remembering Our Future” initiative. With Sunday’s action, the country is two and a half years ahead of the 2010 deadline imposed b the Montreal Protocol, which regulates levels of ozone-depleting substances in the atmosphere. A weakened Ozone layer allows for dangerous ultraviolet radiation with harmful health effects, and UNEP estimates that without the Protocol, there could have been up to 20 million more cases of skin cancer and 130 million more cases of eye cataracts. The shut down of the five facilities, in Chiangshou City, near Shanghai, will bring China’s production of CFCs to just about 550 metric tons, down from 55,000 metric tons at its peak in 1998, UNEP said. China became the largest producer of ozone depleting chemicals following the shut down of plants producing these chemicals in developed countries in 1996. The closure of the Chinese plants now puts India and South Korea as leading producers of the two ozone depleting chemicals in Asia Pacific, the agency said. “With more t 95 per cent of the ozone depleting substances being phased out, the Protocol is among the great success stories of recent years,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. “This success underlines how, with political will, creative financing mechanisms and the support for industry and NGOs, the international community can rise to the challenge of sustainable development.” Under the Montreal Protocol ozone depleting chemicals are being successfully phased out worldwide with assistance from the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund, which has financed activities in 140 developing countries, according to UNEP. Ozone chemicals like CFCs and halon have been phased out in developed countries by 1996 except for small essential uses. By 2010, production of ozone depleting substances will be banned in developing countries, including countries in Asia and the Pacific. read more

Iraq WHO experts set to study reported rise in noncommunicable diseases

The five-day mission next week to Baghdad will also draw up a schedule for implementation of the research, which will look into claimed increases in those diseases in Iraq, and investigate their potential link to environmental and other risk factors.WHO’s eight-member team includes experts in cancer epidemiology and other non-communicable diseases, congenital malformations, as well as occupational and environmental health. These staff members are based at WHO’s Geneva headquarters and its Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean in Cairo.The non-communicable diseases of interest for study are primarily cancer and renal disease.A joint meeting of Iraqi scientists and WHO experts last April agreed to a framework for intensified technical and scientific cooperation. Further discussions took place between senior WHO staff and Iraqi representatives from the Ministry of Health during the 54th World Health Assembly in May. A month later Iraq’s Senior Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Zuhair S. Al-Azawi, invited WHO to visit the country.In addition to other visits and contacts, WHO sent missions to Iraq in 1995, 1998, 2000 and earlier this year. Those missions focused on strengthening the national cancer registry, examining cancer rates, including leukaemia, stepping up cancer control and activities to control other non-communicable diseases. read more

UN refugee agency launches appeal for 122 billion to aid 191 million

“UNHCR is almost exclusively funded through voluntary contributions, so we rely totally on the generosity of donors to support our work to protect and help some of the most vulnerable people on this planet – refugees,” High Commissioner António Guterres said.Besides refugees, “people of concern” to UNHCR include some 5.4 million internally displaced persons, some 1.5 million returnees, 840,000 asylum seekers and 1.5 million stateless people.Over the past few years, UNHCR has been receiving progressively increased commitments of funds at the annual pledging conferences, helping reduce financial uncertainty and allowing for more predictable funding.The total requirements, including the regular budget and a supplementary budget, rose this year to $1.22 billion from $1.1 billion, mainly due to the incorporation in the annual budget of the return and reintegration of Burundian refugees and the Chad operation which in 2005 were budgeted separately.In addition to the Global Appeal, UNHCR will be issuing supplementary appeals for South Sudan, Darfur and Iraq later in the year. read more

Nigeria withdraws troops from border area with Cameroon as part of UNsponsored

The UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA) said in a statement issued in Dakar today that the two countries will use the next meeting of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission to discuss how to delineate their maritime boundary.The troop withdrawal follows the signing of the Greentree Agreement in New York in June in which Nigeria recognized Cameroon’s sovereignty over the territory, in accordance with a ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2002, and agreed to withdraw its forces and administration.The accord was the culmination of the work of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission, set up by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to peacefully resolve the Bakassi dispute and hailed as a dispute-resolution model for other conflicts in Africa.The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, who described the troop withdrawal as “a very important step forward,” also told the UN News Centre that the leaders of several other countries in the region have informed him they would now like to use a similar model to resolve their border disputes.Mr. Ould-Abdallah said the UN will have at least a dozen civilian observers in place to monitor the situation on the Bakassi Peninsula following the troop withdrawal and to “give reassurance” to locals that there will be no retribution or revenge taken against them.He said he was also confident that Cameroon and Nigeria would address the concerns of those locals who demonstrated last week about the recent changes.Located on the Gulf of Guinea, the Bakassi Peninsula had been the subject of intense and sometimes violent disputes between the two countries for dozens of years when Cameroon referred the matter to the ICJ in 1994. read more

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales up 03 per cent in July at

by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 21, 2016 6:55 am MDT Last Updated Sep 21, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Statistics Canada says wholesale sales up 0.3 per cent in July at $56.5 billion OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says wholesale sales climbed 0.3 per cent to $56.5 billion in July, the fourth consecutive monthly increase.Economists had expected a gain of 0.2 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.Statistics Canada says five of seven subsectors gained ground, led by the motor vehicle and parts subsector and the food, beverage and tobacco subsector.Wholesale sales were unchanged in July in volume terms.The motor vehicle and parts subsector posted the largest increase in dollar terms in July as it grew by 2.0 per cent to $11.1 billion.The food, beverage and tobacco subsector increased 1.2 per cent to $11.0 billion. read more

Iowa regulators confirmation delayed after AP report

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa Senate delayed the confirmation of Geri Huser as the Iowa Utilities Board chairwoman after The Associated Press reported on her extensive private legal work, lawmakers said Wednesday.The Senate commerce committee had been scheduled Tuesday to consider Huser’s appointment by Gov. Terry Branstad for a second two-year term leading the board that regulates electric and gas utilities and reviews plans for pipelines.But hours before the meeting, the AP reported that Huser had maintained a busy personal law practice on the side during her tenure, handling scores of legal matters, being awarded more than $177,000 in legal fees and occasionally appearing at hearings on weekdays.State law requires the board’s three members to devote their “whole time” to their state duties, and other members who have been lawyers have resigned from their law firms.Sen. Janet Petersen, the committee’s ranking Democrat, said Huser’s appointment was pulled from the calendar because members wanted “time to read the article and do some due diligence.”“When a story like that comes out, it’s important for legislators to ask questions,” she said. She said she wants to ask Huser about how she balances her outside legal work with her $128,900-per-year state job and whether the two roles are “an ongoing issue.”Huser was in the Senate meeting privately with key lawmakers Wednesday as she sought to shore up her confirmation, which requires approval from 34 out of 50 senators.Spokesmen for the board and Branstad have said that Huser’s outside work has been properly listed on her annual financial disclosures and doesn’t conflict with state law. They note that prior board members have worked unrelated jobs in their free time, such as farming and driving taxi.But previous board members such as Sheila Tipton, Krista Tanner and Curtis Stamp left their law practices when they joined. Branstad’s new appointee, attorney Richard Lozier, said this week he would withdraw from his law firm if he’s confirmed.Republican Sen. Bill Anderson, the commerce committee chairman, said he spoke with Huser on Wednesday and is still gathering information about her outside employment, which also includes helping run family-owned farming and property management businesses. He said he has spoken with Branstad’s office and Senate leaders and the committee could consider Huser’s appointment as early as next week.“I want to see if there is a precedent,” he said. “Have others who have served in those capacities, were they able to continue farming or doing whatever their profession was before they took the appointment?” Iowa regulator’s confirmation delayed after AP report by Ryan J. Foley And Linley Sanders, The Associated Press Posted Mar 29, 2017 12:03 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 29, 2017 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Xstrata wins Immersive Technologies global sustainability award

first_imgXstrata Coal New South Wales was awarded the inaugural 2012 Global Industry Sustainability Award for Mine Operator Training at a recent User Group Forum hosted by Immersive Technologies in Melbourne, Australia. The award recognises achievements made in the continual improvement of safety, efficiency and environmental protection via the collaborative development and application of advanced training technologies in the global mining industry.Regional Vice President, David Anderson, presented the award highlighting the high level of commitment and results Xstrata Coal New South Wales has achieved in operator training. “Our customers are a driving force assisting Immersive Technologies to develop industry leading training solutions.  Amongst this group, Xstrata Coal NSW is a standout. The effectiveness of our products is continually increased by customer participation and involvement at all stages of the product development cycle – from preliminary design through to feedback on the latest software release,”Xstrata Coal NSW Training Manager, Darryl Cooper, accepted the award stating, “Both companies have been able to work together to achieve outcomes that improve the performance of the software and hardware to improve efficiency and availability of simulation in the training arena.”A recent collaboration between Xstrata Coal NSW and Immersive Technologies around best-practice dust management resulted in the development of new features for a recent version of SimControl, the software at the heart of the PRO3 Advanced Equipment Simulator.Cooper went on to say “Xstrata Coal has identified improvement opportunities for safety and environmental conditions that will increase standards across the industry; we have also actively participated in testing software and hardware to assist Immersive and the industry in continual improvement of operator training.”last_img read more

Uranium mining partnership with Athabasca Basin communities

first_imgThe Athabasca communities (Canada), Cameco Corp and AREVA Resources Canada have signed a collaboration agreement that builds upon an enduring partnership in the development of uranium resources in the Athabasca Basin.The Ya’Thi Néné (“Lands of the North” in Dene) collaboration agreement confirms the continued support of the communities historically and traditionally associated with the Cigar Lake, McClean Lake and Rabbit Lake uranium mining operations.The comprehensive and unique agreement builds on the existing relationships and commercial arrangements between Cameco, AREVA and the three First Nation communities of Black Lake, Fond du Lac and Hatchet Lake, and the four communities of Stony Rapids, Wollaston Lake, Uranium City and Camsell Portage.Diane McDonald, lead negotiator for the Athabasca communities: “The renewed partnership agreement gives the Athabasca communities certainty, to help ensure that the companies operate sustainably, bringing positive changes for the future generation.”Tim Gitzel, President and CEO of Cameco: “By working with industry, people living in the north have found ways to enhance the capacity and vitality of their communities while protecting their traditional values and lands. This agreement assures that strong partnership will continue.”Vincent Martin, president and CEO of AREVA Resources Canada: “This agreement further solidifies our longstanding collaboration with these communities. It speaks to our joint vision and commitment to the prosperity of northern Saskatchewan for decades to come.”The Ya’Thi Néné collaboration agreement builds on the existing impact management agreement signed in 1999. The new agreement is structured on five pillars of workforce development, business development, community engagement, environmental stewardship, and community investment. Terms of the agreement include commitments to:Workforce DevelopmentContinue the hiring preference for residents of the Athabasca communities for the Cigar Lake, McClean Lake and Rabbit Lake operations and the establishment of employment targets in consultation with communitiesContinue providing career awareness programs and scholarship funding for community residentsBusiness DevelopmentContinue preference for community-owned businesses in meeting the service requirements for Cameco and AREVA operations and develop new opportunities in specific areasCreate a business advisory committee to ensure strategic discussions take place and business targets are achievedCommunity Engagement and Environmental StewardshipEstablish new structures, in consultation with communities, to engage and inform the Athabasca residents on environmental and operational matters related to the Cameco and AREVA’s operationsSustain and enhance the community-based environmental monitoring program currently overseen by the Athabasca Working GroupProvide annual funding to support the Ya’Thi Néné Land and Resource Office which will serve as a point of contact for the companies on environment-related mattersCommunity InvestmentCameco and AREVA will provide annual production-based payments to a community-administered trust to be used for initiatives that promote the health and well-being of residents, address housing needs, preserve language, culture and traditional practices, improving community infrastructure and generate education and economic opportunities for residents.The agreement will remain in force until the existing Athabasca Basin operations of Cameco and AREVA are decommissioned.Cameco is one of the world’s largest uranium producers, a significant supplier of conversion services and one of two Candu fuel manufacturers in Canada. Its competitive position is based on a controlling ownership of the world’s largest high-grade reserves and low-cost operations.AREVA in North America says it “combines Canadian and US leadership to supply high added-value products and services to support the operation of the nuclear fleet. Globally, AREVA is present throughout the entire nuclear cycle, from uranium mining to used-fuel recycling, including nuclear reactor design and operating services.”last_img read more

Twitter veut sinspirer de Google Analytics

first_imgTwitter veut s’inspirer de Google AnalyticsLe site de micro-blogging va lancer son propre outil d’analyse statistique afin de permettre aux marques et aux professionnels de mesurer l’impact de leurs publications.Twitter va bientôt proposer aux utilisateurs de son service de micro-blogging un outil d’analyses et de statistiques s’inspirant du modèle Google Analytics. Ce service, simplement nommé “Twitter Analytics”, a déjà été testé par un “groupe restreint”, rapporte le site Mashable. Il devrait permettre de ressortir les tweets les plus repris, ainsi que ceux générés par les personnes dites “influentes”. Un graphique sera ainsi généré toutes les six heures. Si l’utilisateur lambda ne tirera pas vraiment de grands enseignements de ce système, les professionnels pourraient y trouver pas mal d’avantages. Ils auraient ainsi la possibilité de mesurer de façon précise l’impact de leurs campagnes de publicité sur le réseau social. Reste désormais à savoir si le service qui devrait être lancé d’ici à la fin de l’année, sera payant ou non.Le 19 novembre 2010 à 14:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

SIDA le dépistage toujours trop insuffisant et tardif en France

first_imgSIDA : le dépistage toujours trop insuffisant et tardif en FranceSelon une étude publiée mardi, la dépistage du virus du SIDA stagne en France et le nombre de nouvelles contaminations ne recule pas depuis quelques années. A la veille de la Journée mondiale de lutte contre le SIDA, c’est un bilan préoccupant qu’a tenu l’Institut de veille sanitaire dans une étude publiée mardi. Celle-ci révèle notamment que le dépistage du virus VIH a du mal à progresser en France. On observe un “relâchement depuis le début des année 2000” face à une maladie qui suscite moins de craintes grâce à l’efficacité des traitements, a ainsi commenté Caroline Semaille, de l’Institut de veille sanitaire (Invs). Selon les résultats communiqués, le nombre de personnes ayant découvert qu’elles étaient infectées par le VIH en 2010 a en effet été de 6.265 cas contre 6.341 en 2009 et un pic à 7.679 en 2004. “Après avoir diminué significativement entre 2004 et 2007, le nombre de découvertes de séropositivité s’est stabilisé depuis”, confirme le Bulletin épidémiologique hebdomadaire (BEH) dans lequel est publiée l’étude. Ajouté à cela, le nombre des nouvelles contaminations par VIH ne recule pas depuis quelques années, avec une estimation à 7.000 cas par an en France “ce qui pour une pathologie aussi grave reste énorme”, a souligné Mme Semaille. Plus précisément, la région Ile-de-France concentre 44% des nouveaux cas dépistés en 2010 tandis que Guyane, Guadeloupe et Martinique représentent 9% des cas. Le gros point noir de ces statistiques est qu’un tiers des découvertes de séropositivité se font “trop tardivement”, relèvent les spécialistes dans l’étude. Un niveau de dépistage “très insuffisant” À lire aussiSIDA : 10 symptômes qui doivent alerterOn estime qu’en France, 50.000 personnes ignorent encore qu’elles sont porteuses du VIH. Face à ce chiffre, “il faut totalement banaliser les dépistages”, a commenté Mme Semaille cité par l’AFP. Pourtant, le diagnostic précoce présente un double avantage crucial : d’une part, la personne atteinte bénéficie plus rapidement et plus efficacement d’un traitement et d’autre part le risque d’infecter d’autres personnes devient bien plus réduit en cas de dépistage rapide. Tandis que le nombre de tests de dépistage s’est stabilisé à 5 millions par an selon l’Invs, ce niveau est jugé “très insuffisant” par l’épidémiologiste François Dabis : il faudrait “doubler puis tripler” ce niveau et faire disparaître les diagnostics tardifs pour parvenir à une “réduction de 80 à 90% des nouvelles infections” d’ici cinq ans, a t-il ainsi jugé. Pour inciter au dépistage, l’Institut national de prévention et d’éducation pour la santé (Inpes) vient d’ailleurs de réactiver sa campagne de généralisation des tests, engagée en décembre 2010, avec de nouveaux spots à la télévision et de nouvelles affiches. Le 30 novembre 2011 à 17:18 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Son Heung Min warns rivals of Tottenhams resilience

first_imgA day after Tottenham’s challenging victory against Watford at Wembley, Son Heung Min explained why all of Spurs’ rivals should be afraid of them.The image of a shattered Son Heung Min after Tottenham Hotspur’s difficult win against Watford last Wednesday, is the clear representation of a squad that will never give up as long as there is still hope to fight for the title.Even if things are incredibly complicated for them right now as they remain 7 points behind leaders Liverpool, the South Korean forward wanted to send all his teammates a motivating message that could bring them up a bit during this difficult time for them.Let us not forget that the Spurs are currently going through a period without two of their major stars who are recovering from injuries, and they didn’t sign a single player during the winter transfer window.Actually, Tottenham Hotspur became the first ever Premier League club that didn’t buy players in two consecutive transfer windows and the fans are very disappointed with chairman Daniel Levy for this.But the players know that they can’t show any signs of weakness, Son Heung Min is the first one to send this hopeful message for the rest of the season and he reminded those angry fans that the players won’t give up despite the difficult times.Super Son! 🔥#COYS pic.twitter.com/EZg2Fzwahh— Tottenham Hotspur (@Spurs_MAS) January 31, 2019This new chapter for Tottenham Hotspur with no new players in their roster for a full season and a half, is arguably one of the biggest tests the club will have to go through and people are already thinking that they are as good as dead in the race to win the Premier League this season.But Son refuses to believe that, he actually thinks that this mental state of emergency that all the players are going through is something that makes them very dangerous for any other title contender in the league.Son is the other major star who was absent from the club due to his Asian Cup duties, but South Korea was eliminated from the tournament quite early and all Spurs fans took a massive breath of fresh air because they have their player back.Son was even good enough to help the Spurs cut a few points off the two clubs at the top of the table thanks to his contribution, he scored the first of two goals in the victory against Watford last Wednesday and he ended up completely exhausted after the match.The image of him on the ground with nothing left to give, is something that the fans will never forget. Son is literally giving his life for Tottenham Hotspur and he is becoming an idol to everybody who appreciates these details.✍❌ – A new record for @SpursOfficial!They become the first ever @premierleague club to make no signings for 2 successive transfer windows. 😳Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Follow #DeadlineDay live here: https://t.co/oeyf1H2APW pic.twitter.com/f8N5SCOzjG— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 31, 2019“I don’t care if people ignore Tottenham. I don’t care if people say Liverpool or Manchester City are going to win the title,” said Son via The Mirror.“We’re still there, we’re going for it, and we’ll see what’s going to happen at the end of the season.”“Maybe I’m boring, because I always answer the same way – of course they are both very good sides, like us. But we can only focus on ourselves, and in every single game winning three points is the most important thing.”“The season still has a long way to go and so many things can happen. You can’t even imagine what will happen – we just believe in our own game and we want to win as many points as possible.”“I feel like this all the time, after every single game, because I always try to do my best and I give everything.”“I’m only human, and I can’t play my best all the time, but my attitude is always to give my best to the team. If sometimes it doesn’t work, I try – this is my first thing to do in every game.”“When you go away, and the team goes out in a [Carabao Cup] semi-final and then the FA Cup, of course it hurts. It hurts like you can’t even imagine. So it was very important to win again, we showed good character.”Tottenham Hotspur’s Heung-Min Son, so emotionally, mentally and physically drained.Still picks himself up and on his return to the Spurs team provided the crucial equaliser to lead us on to one of our most important wins this season, he works so hard for this club.#THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/xFPHqAKvqr— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) January 30, 2019How long can Tottenham Hotspur last fighting for the trophies this season with no transfers? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Seattles JP Patches dies

first_imgSEATTLE (AP) — Chris Wedes, the man who delighted Seattle-area children for decades as the star clown on “The J.P. Patches Show,” has died. He was 84.A family friend who answered at a phone number listed for Wedes said he died Sunday morning. The Seattle TV station that aired his show, KIRO-TV, confirmed the death (http://bit.ly/NqOERN).A cause of death wasn’t immediately known. Wedes was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2007.KIRO began airing the show in 1958 in black and white. At its peak, more than 100,000 viewers tuned in each weekday to watch Wedes as Julius Pierpont Patches, the former star of the Ding-A-Ling Circus who retired to become mayor of Seattle’s city dump.The Emmy award-winning show went off the air in September 1981, but Wedes remained a fixture at parades, parties, hospitals and community events where he was cheered by baby boomers who watched his show as children.Known for his tattered hat, colorful patchwork coat and red nose, the character Wedes created would tumble off his tricycle, blast himself into space and play pranks on his many TV guests.last_img read more

Toddler crashes Jeep runs home to watch cartoons

first_imgMYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.Authorities say the 3-year-old boy wearing only a diaper climbed into the Jeep Tuesday evening and knocked it out of gear. Witnesses say it rolled down the street, through an intersection and into the house, causing minor damage.KPTV reports an officer found the boy on a couch watching TV as if nothing had happened.He said his parents weren’t home and another relative was sleeping. Police cited 22-year-old Brennan Pennington for failing to supervise a child.last_img

BSO detectives find missing Broward man with dementia

first_imgOAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have located an Oakland Park man who had gone missing on Wednesday.Sixty-two-year-old Mike Rodriguez was identified at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Saturday. He has since been reunited with his family.Authorities said Rodriguez, who has dementia, had been last seen at an assisted living facility located at 2627 N.W. 20 Ave. in Oakland Park. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt and gray shoes. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img