Guv & CM felicitates Manipur players of India U-17 team

first_imgImphal, Oct 16 (PTI) Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla and Chief Minister N Biren Singh today felicitated the eight players of the state who were part of Indias Under-17 FIFA World Cup team.During her interaction with the players and their parents, the governor expressed her happiness and said that she feels proud that in the U-17 team the team captain and seven other players were from the State.The eight players are – Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, Boris Singh Thangjam, Jeakson Singh Thounaojam, Nongdamba Naorem, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Ningthoinganba Meitei and Md. Shah JahanIt is heartening to see that maximum number of players from a state like Manipur, which is known, as the powerhouse of sports.She congratulated the parents for supporting their children to play the game and expressed her desire that all the players continue to play not only for U-17 but also in the senior national team.Heptulla said every sporting activity is good as it keeps the mind and body healthy and helps in concentration. She said the entire State of Manipur is proud of the players.The chief minister handed over cheques of Rs 5 lakh each to all the eight players at the state secretariat.The cash rewards were earlier announced by the state government in recognition to the hard work, achievement and performance of the players. PTI COR RGlast_img read more

Olympiakos Beats CSKA Moscow, 84-76

first_imgPIRAEUS – CSKA Moscow’s undefeated run in Euroleague basketball play was interrupted by an 84-76 at the hands of Greek power Olympiakos in a battle of Greek coaches.With the victory, the Reds moved to 5-1 in round two group play and upended one of its fiercest rivals in the tourney.Down 17-11 after the first period, Olympiakos rebounded strongly with 32 points in the second period and then extended the lead to 64-53 in the third period.Coached by Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA came to within three at 69-66 but then the home team turned on the gas to close it out behind coach Yiannis Sfairopoulos before a near-capacity crowd. Captain Vassilis Spanoulis led the way with 19 points while Matt Lojeski chipped in with 16. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

10 days ago​Allardyce: Why would Pochettino quit Spurs for Man Utd?

first_img​Allardyce: Why would Pochettino quit Spurs for Man Utd?by Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Bolton, Everton and England boss Sam Allardyce has questioned why Mauricio Pochettino would leave Tottenham for Manchester United.With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in danger of losing his job at United, several reporters have linked Pochettino to the top job at Old Trafford.Given the poor form of Tottenham, it is possible that a Pochettino exit could happen in the winter or summer.But Allardyce believes the Argentine coach would be better off staying put because Spurs have a superior squad to United.Metro quote “Big Sam” as saying: “I can’t see Mauricio going anywhere at the moment.”Tottenham are a better squad than Manchester United – and that is a telling fact.”It’s alright saying, ‘this is Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world’. But has it got the team to go with it to represent Manchester United?” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: South Carolina Fan Darius Rucker Pays Up On Lost Bet, Sings Notre Dame Fight Song To Mike Golic

first_imgDarius Rucker sings the Notre Dame fight song.Darius Rucker Notre DameESPN radio personality Mike Golic, a Notre Dame grad, and country star Darius Rucker, a South Carolina fan, made a bet prior to the women’s Final Four game between their two schools. Notre Dame won, so Rucker lost the bet. He paid up last night. Here he is singing the Fighting Irish fight song to Golic on stage at a concert. Here’s for all you Notre Dame fans… @dariusrucker #FightSong pic.twitter.com/rD7KqUE3CX— kenzz (@mblessingg) June 28, 2015Enjoy it, Notre Dame fans.last_img read more

Oh Harry

first_imgLondon: Manchester United on Monday completed the signing of defender Harry Maguire from Leicester City in a record-breaking £80 million deal, making the English centre-back the most expensive defender of all-time. The Red Devils were after the England centre-back for much of the transfer window, as they looked for defensive reinforcements to their squad. The saga came to end on Monday, after Maguire’s medical, as he penned a six-year-long contract to become the newest recruit of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s rebuild at Old Trafford. Becoming the most expensive defender, Maguire would look to strengthen Manchester United’s faltering defence that leaked 54 goals in the 2018/19 season. To improve their backline, United also signed right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace earlier in the transfer window. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhPreviously, Dutch centre-back, Virgil van Dijk had the honour of being the most expensive defender of all time, when the reigning European Champions signed him for £75m in January 2018. “I am delighted to have signed for this great club. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Leicester and would like to thank everyone at the club, and the fans, for their fantastic support over the past two seasons. However, when Manchester United come knocking on your door, it is an incredible opportunity,” said Maguire.last_img read more

Canadian who plotted terror attacks deserves life in prison US prosecutors

first_imgAmerican prosecutors are requesting a life sentence for a Canadian man who admitted to plotting terrorist attacks on New York City landmarks at the behest of a high-ranking Islamic State operative.Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 20-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., pleaded guilty in October 2016 to planning bombings and mass shootings at Times Square, in subway stations and at concert venues while still a teenager.With his sentencing scheduled for April 9, American federal prosecutors have asked a judge to send El Bahnasawy to prison for life, in accordance with U.S. guidelines for punishing similar terror offences.“El Bahnasawy’s willingness to kill innocent civilians and martyr himself for ISIS, his absolute commitment to ISIS at the time of his arrest, and his deeply disturbing conduct since then … powerfully support a single conclusion: the incapacitation of El Bahnasawy should be total and lifelong,” U.S. prosecutor Geoffrey Berman said in a written submission filed to a New York federal court.El Bahnasawy’s lawyers have requested a sentence “no greater than necessary to comply with (the law),” and suggested he be released from custody in his mid-twenties, “when his cognitive development will be complete.”El Bahnasawy, a Canadian citizen who emigrated from Kuwait as a child, spent several months in treatment at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto in 2014, court documents show.In a handwritten letter submitted to the court on March 2, El Bahnasawy apologized for his behaviour and asked for a “second chance,” recounting his years of substance abuse, mental health issues and multiple suicide attempts.“I want to experience life away from drugs and away from war and violence,” he wrote. “I want a stable life and I want to stop having extreme turns that keep getting me in trouble, like my turn towards drugs or my turn towards jihad.”But Berman argued in his submission to the court that neither mental illness nor addiction justify, explain or mitigate El Bahnasawy’s criminal actions.“If anything, El Bahnasawy’s asserted instabilities and addictive tendencies only further underscore the need for a sentence of life imprisonment to protect the public from a future attack or other criminal conduct by El Bahnasawy,” Berman said.Since being incarcerated in a New York corrections facility, El Bahnasawy has used opioids and marijuana multiple times, and “marked the walls of his prison cell with images and statements expressing his support for ISIS and terrorist attacks, and warning that more attacks were to come,” Berman said in his submission.One photo of El Bahnasawy’s cell walls submitted to court shows a scrawled list of high-profile terror attacks, including 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing, encircled by what appears to be a heart and the words, “and more coming.”El Bahnasawy began communicating online with Islamic State followers in 2015, Berman said in his submission.In 2016, at the request of a high-ranking member of the terror organization, El Bahnasawy began planning a suicide attack on New York that was to include the detonation of improvised explosive devices at Times Square and in subways, and mass shootings at concert venues, court documents show.El Bahnasawy recruited other purported Islamic State sympathizers to help co-ordinate and carry out the attacks, including one man who, unbeknownst to him, was an undercover FBI agent.On May 21, 2016, under the guise of taking a family vacation, El Bahnasawy, then 18, drove to Cranford, N.J., with his parents and sisters to set the attack in motion, unaware that he was being heavily monitored by U.S. law enforcement.He was arrested by the FBI upon his arrival.El Bahnasawy pleaded guilty in October 2016 to multiple offences that included conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries, conspiracy to bomb a public place and public transportations system and providing and attempting to provide material support.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version had an incorrect date for El Bahnasawy’s guilty plea.last_img read more

Matt Damon Says If You Want To Help Become A Student

first_imgFor people interested in getting involved in philanthropy, actor Matt Damon suggests becoming the student first.If the experts are asking questions and constantly learning, why shouldn’t the uninitiated? “Once you give yourself permission to not know [everything], that’s when life gets exciting again.”That’s what Damon said in a recent interview with Philanthropy Age as he described his own learning curve in his efforts to bring clean water and sanitation to areas of Africa and Asia where it was lacking.Damon already knew that millions of people die each year from water-related illness, and that a child dies every minute due to inaccessibility to clean water. That’s why he created H20 Africa – to provide funding to NGOs and small projects that were doing good work in bringing clean water to remote areas.“People talk about the global water crisis and what’s coming down the road,” Damon said in the interview. “[… but] for 748 million people, the crisis is already here.”But Damon wanted to do more, to have a greater impact than what H20 Africa was achieving. In 2009, he merged H20 Africa with Gary White’s WaterPartners to create Water.org. An expert in the field, Gary White had established a successful record in a world where half of all water projects fail. And so began Damon’s real education in how to help well.With a mission to solve the water crisis in our lifetime, Water.org has a stronger focus on larger, more innovative solutions with the potential for success in the long term. “One idea we pioneered is Water Credit,” says Damon. “Water Credit is a small loan for a family or community to get a water connection or a toilet. We convinced banks to make loans that weren’t being made by sharing the financial risk with them. This brought new funds to people in need. The idea works. Water Credit is taking off around the world because it benefits more people, faster. That makes it a solution critical to ending the crisis. ““More kids are dying from this than from AIDS, measles and malaria combined,” says Damon. “It’s the most serious problem out there.”Copyright ©2014Look to the Starslast_img read more

Transcontinentals Q3 net income rises to 324million revenue falls

MONTREAL — Transcontinental Inc. is reporting a more profitable third quarter with net income rising to $32.4-million, or 42 cents per share, in the three months ended July 31.That’s up from $8.1-million, or 10 cents per share, in the same quarter last year when the company recognized unusual costs related to its acquisition of Quad/Graphics Canada.Excluding unusual items, Transcontinental’s adjusted net income was up 43.4% compared with a year ago, rising to $35.7-million from $24.9-million.But revenues decreased 4.5% to $493.8-million from $517-million year-over-year, mainly due to the end of the Zellers flyers contract. The Canadian discount retailer has sold most of its locations to Target and ceased operations.Transcontinental said other factors contributing to lower revenue were the change in the format and type of paper used by some of our major customers, difficult market conditions affecting its magazine, book and catalogue printing business and a soft advertising market.“Our third quarter results clearly outperformed in our industry,” said president and CEO Francois Olivier said in a statement Thursday.“Despite the pressure we are facing with regards to the advertising market in our media sector, we have continued to roll out our digital offering and have launched several new products and services.”Olivier said Transcontinental’s solid financial position and ability to generate cash flow “gives us the flexibility we need to continue to invest in our development and transform our operations in order to better meet the continually evolving needs of our customers.”The Montreal-based company bought the printing operations of Quad/Graphics Canada in March 2012. The company said there have been more than $35-million to date in synergies from that acquisition.Transcontinental is Canada’s largest printer and a leading provider of media and marketing solutions. It has about 9,500 employees in Canada and the United States.The Canadian Press read more

Edmunds Labor Day sales less impressive than years past

In the car business, Labor Day is more than just the end of the summer selling season. It signals the beginning of what many bargain hunters eagerly await: the end-of-model-year clearance. In the eyes of these shoppers, the Labor Day holiday weekend sales time equals big-time savings. But as Edmunds data shows, this year’s Labor Day weekend deals might not be as impressive as they were in the past.Just five years ago, industry-wide incentives were deep, interest rates were low, and car sellers and makers alike seemed hot on moving then-current 2014 models to make room for the 2015s. Shoppers reaped the benefits of this car business sales strategy by way of the plentiful deals and significant offers. By the end of December 2014, only 24% of new vehicles sold were still 2014s.But now the automotive climate has cooled. Carmakers aren’t in the same rush to clear out current year inventory. For example, when 2018 came to a close, a much bigger chunk of vehicles of vehicles sold — 44% — were still 2018 models. Edmunds anticipates this trend of lingering vehicles to continue.This seeming willingness of automakers to let vehicles linger on lots as opposed to liquidating inventory via end-of-summer clearances may put a damper on some shoppers’ sales expectations.Of course, it’s not all bad news for a shopper hankering for a new vehicle. Interest rates, while higher than years past, are currently the lowest point they’ve been all year. Additionally, intriguing Labor Day deals still do exist, even if they aren’t quite as prolific as in years past. Here are some notable examples. All starting prices include destination fees.MIDSIZE SEDAN:2019 Ford FusionStarting price: $23,835Average discounts across all Edmunds listings: $3,614Top range of discounts offers found on Titanium models: Up to $9,500Lowest range of discount were found on the SE and SEL models.What our editors say about the Fusion: “Ford’s midsize sedan is a little dated but continues to earns points for its quiet interior, pleasing balance of handling and ride comfort, and available all-wheel drive.”SMALL SUVS:2019 Hyundai KonaStarting price: $21,085Average discounts across all Edmunds listings: $1,462Top range of discounts offers found on Ultimate models: Up to $5,300Lowest range of discounts were found on the Iron Man and SE models.What our editors say about the Kona: “This SUV is impressively sporty thanks to its quick acceleration and nimble handling. On top of that, you get a lot of technology and safety features for your money.”2019 Jeep RenegadeStarting price: $23,770Average discounts across all Edmunds listing: $4,670Top range of discounts found on Trailhawk, Limited and Altitude models: Up to $10,000Lowest range of discounts were found on the Latitude and Sport models.What our editors say about the Renegade: “The Jeep Renegade is the rare subcompact SUV that’s genuinely capable off-road. Inside, the cabin is a little cramped, but it’s nicely trimmed and has large touchscreen interface that is easy to use.”MIDSIZE SUVs:2019 Honda PilotStarting price: $32,645Average discounts across all Edmunds listing: $1,144Top range of discounts found on Touring, Elite and EX-L models: Up to $7,200Lowest range of discounts were found on the LX and EX models.What our editors say about the Pilot: “Even among its all-star midsize SUV rivals, the Pilot got high marks for its spacious interior, powerful and efficient V6 engine, and clever storage solutions.”2019 Volkswagen AtlasStarting price: $31,890Average discounts across all Edmunds listing: $4,425Top range of discounts found on V6 SEL 4Motion, SE Tech and V6 SEL models: Up to $9,500Lowest range of discounts were found on the S and V6 S 4Motion models.What our editors say about the 2019 Atlas: “The Atlas is one of the roomiest three-row crossover SUVs around. Power is lacking a bit when you compare it to top rivals, but that’s the one minor flaw we’ve been able to find in its on-road performance.”FULL-SIZE SUV:2019 Ford ExpeditionStarting price: $53,525Average discounts across all Edmunds listing: $6,645Top range of discounts found on Platinum, XLT and Max Limited models: Up to $16,000Lowest range of discounts were found on the Limited models.What our editors say about the Expedition: “The Expedition is able to carry eight passengers and tow nearly as much as a full-size truck. And while it’s certainly a large vehicle, there’s very little else that can match the Expedition for outright capability.”EDMUNDS SAYS: This Labor Day holiday sale weekend may not be quite as robust as years past, but the deals are still plentiful, if you know where to look. Low interest rates are an added bonus.___This story was provided to The Associated Press by the automotive website Edmunds. Matt Jones is a senior insight manager at Edmunds. Twitter: @supermattjonesRelated links:— Edmunds Review: 2019 Ford Fusion https://www.edmunds.com/ford/fusion/2019/— Edmunds Review: 2019 Hyundai Kona https://www.edmunds.com/hyundai/kona/— Edmunds Review: 2019 Jeep Renegade https://www.edmunds.com/jeep/renegade/— Edmunds Review: 2019 Honda Pilot https://www.edmunds.com/honda/pilot/2019/— Edmunds Review: 2019 Volkswagen Atlas https://www.edmunds.com/volkswagen/atlas/— Edmunds Review: 2019 Ford Expedition https://www.edmunds.com/ford/expedition/— Edmunds: A Car Shopping Plan for Holiday Weekends http://edmu.in/2t3DE7X— Video: How to Shop for a Car on a Holiday Weekend https://bit.ly/2Ie9wyBMatt Jones, The Associated Press read more

Libya UN mission condemns terrorist attack against Benghazi demonstration

“UNSMIL calls on Libyans to reject violence as a means to settle political differences and stresses that peaceful expression of political views is one of the basic rights in a free society,” said a statement issued by the UN Mission.The mission also expressed its condolences to the families of the victims and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.The statement also said that the stability in the eastern city of Benghazi is key to Libya’s overall stability and the latest attack stresses the urgent need to bring peace to the country.“The shelling of the demonstration in Benghazi serves to show once again that the unending violence is claiming more and more lives, particularly in the city where fighting has raged for over a year and has caused unimaginable suffering to its residents, including displacing more than 100,000 people,” said the statement.The mission also urged Libyans to set aside their differences, irrespective of their affiliations, and engage in efforts through dialogue to resolve the deepening crisis in the country. “Their best response to the perpetrators of this ugly crime in Benghazi today is by working together to bring peace to Libya. Only through unity can terrorism be confronted and violence brought to an end,” the statement concluded.Just two days ago, UN Special Representative for Libya Bernardino León stressed that the effort towards forming a unity government in Libya will continue, emphasizing that while a position had been announced that some parties had not voted for the UN-backed political agreement, “there is no chance for small groups or personalities to hijack this process.” read more

Jonathan Dimbleby steps down from Radio 4s Any Questions after 32 years

David Dimbleby also recently stepped down from his flagship show, Question Time Jonathan DimblebyCredit:Andrew Crowley Jonathan Dimbleby Jonathan Dimbleby is stepping down from Radio 4 show Any Questions? after 32 years in the role.Dimbleby, 74, who has chaired the topical discussion show since 1987, said it “will be a wrench to leave” but plans to “remain as busy in the years ahead as I have been up to now”.The long-running, flagship show features questions to politicians and other panellists from members of the audience.Dimbleby said: “After 32 years in the chair, I have decided to stand down from Radio 4’s Any Questions? at the end of June.”It has been a great privilege to have been in this role for so long and in the great broadcasting institution which is the BBC. It will be a wrench to leave. But the time feels right.”For more than four decades I have been fortunate to combine presenting, reporting and interviewing for radio and television as well as writing books. I plan to remain as busy in the years ahead as I have been up to now.”Radio 4 said a new presenter for Any Questions?, which is broadcast from a different location each week, will be announced.Dimbleby previously presented its sister programme, Any Answers? The broadcaster is the younger brother of David Dimbleby, who recently stepped down as the chair of Question Time, with Fiona Bruce later taking over. David Dimbleby also recently stepped down from his flagship show, Question TimeCredit:BBC He is the son of the late broadcaster Richard Dimbleby, who was dubbed “the voice of the BBC”, narrating the Queen’s coronation in 1953 and Winston Churchill’s funeral in 1965.BBC Director-General Tony Hall said: “Jonathan Dimbleby has been an absolutely outstanding presenter of Any Questions? Over more than 30 years he has commanded the respect of the audience and panellists alike.”His sharp intellect and chairing skills have made Any Questions? essential listening. While he may be stepping down from this programme, I am delighted that we are in discussion with Jonathan about future projects with the BBC. I shall miss his travels round the country enormously.”Dimbleby began his career as a TV and radio reporter for BBC Bristol in 1969. He later anchored general elections for ITV. “Personally, I will miss his acumen and enthusiasm as he hurtles around the UK each week engaging audiences in challenging and nuanced exchanges with political leaders.” 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. He was praised for his report on the Ethiopian famine of 1973 and made more headlines with his interview with the Prince of Wales in which Charles admitted adultery with Camilla.Radio 4 Controller Gwyneth Williams said: “Jonathan Dimbleby is one of Radio 4’s most distinguished and familiar presenters and I shall be sorry to see him leave the programme.”Radio 4 has benefited over so many years from the depth of his political knowledge and his great skill as a broadcaster. I know our audience trusts and values his experienced judgment each week as the hugely respected host of Any Questions? read more

Child mortality decreases but at least 18000 children dying every day

first_imgProgress in reduction of mortality and undernutrition is accelerating – but not quickly enough.Child mortality has decreased substantially since 1990About 18,000 children are dying every day, mostly in disadvantaged population groupsThe main causes of post-neonatal child deaths are preventable infectious diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria.There has been an increase in the percentage of child deaths occurring in the first four weeks of life.Newborn deaths account for a median of 39 per cent of all under-five deathsNeonatal deaths and stillbirths can be significantly reduced by increased investment in quality care around the time of birth.Africa is the region with the highest mortality and (with a few exceptions) the slowest rates of reductionUnsafe abortion exacts a high toll of avoidable maternal deaths, which could be averted through programmes and policies that support women’s access to affordable and high quality family planning, and antenatal, delivery, and postnatal care. NutritionThe research also looked at undernutrition, and found that in the Countdown countries:Nearly half of all deaths to children under five are due to undernutrition – that’s three million deaths each year.Stunting is a big indicator of the quality of a child’s life.In 42 of the 62 countries with available data, 30 per cent or more children are stunted.To target this, nutrition-specific interventions for women and children are needed, as well as efforts to combat food insecurity and women’s low social status, and improving access to safe water and sanitation facilities.Countries with higher levels of intervention coverage tend to have lower levels of child mortality, and vice versa.According to the study, adoption rates are high for some policies such as oral rehydration salts and zinc for management of diarrhoea, postnatal home visits in the first week of life, and specific notification of maternal deaths.But “crucial gaps remain”. Fewer than half of Countdown countries have adopted policies in the areas of:Access to contraception for adolescentsMaternity protection in accordance with Convention 183,25Regulation of the marketing of breastmilk substitutes.Many of the countries face severe health workforce shortages, which also impacts on the care available to women and babies.There are also “massive inequalities” in intervention coverage and health outcomes, and the report says unless these are improved, progress is likely to be curtailed.Read: 300,000 die during pregnancy each year and midwives are key to reduction> A STUDY OF maternal and child health in developing countries gives an insight into the challenges faced by women and babies.The Lancet study: Countdown to 2015 and beyond, looks at the health agenda for women and children.The end of 2015 will signal the end of the Millenium Development Goal era, so Countdown to 2015 has focused its 2014 report on how much has been achieved in intervention coverage for mothers, infants and children.Progress being madeIt says that progress has accelerated over the past decade in most of the 189 countries it looked at, but some of the biggest gaps are in family planning, interventions for newborn mortality, and case management of childhood diseases.Here’s some of what they found in the Countdown countries:last_img read more

GrandeBretagne découverte des plus anciennes traces humaines dEurope du Nord

first_imgGrande-Bretagne : découverte des plus anciennes traces humaines d’Europe du NordGrande-Bretagne – Une étude sur des découvertes archéologiques britanniques a permis de découvrir que l’homme a occupé la Grande-Bretagne il y a plus de 800.000 ans, soit 100.000 ans plus tôt que ce que les scientifiques pensaient jusqu’alors.78 outils et éclats de silex découverts près de Happisburgh, dans le comté de Norfolk, à l’Est du pays, ont révélé un présence humaine en Europe du Nord plus ancienne que ce qui était jusque là jugé possible. Le site est alors devenu la plus ancienne implantation connue dans le nord de l’Europe, précise cette étude réalisée par une équipe de scientifiques et d’archéologues et financée par le British Museum.Jusqu’à présent, les historiens du peuplement estimaient qu’à cette période du Pléistocène (il y a 1,8 million d’années à 780.000 ans), la température d’Europe du Nord avait fait barrière aux migrations des premiers hommes. Tous les sites archéologiques étudiés en Europe et en Asie ayant attesté une présence humaine pendant le Pléistocène, se trouvaient en effet jusqu’ici sous le 45e parallèle. Des sites tous de climat tropical, méditerranéen ou de savane.Le peuplement humain semblait alors ne pas avoir dépassé une zone limitée par le sud des Pyrénées et des Alpes, et les scientifiques estimaient que la présence des hommes en Grande-Bretagne remontait à 700.000 ans.À lire aussiCombien d’amis peut-on avoir au maximum ?”Ces découvertes sont de loin la trace la plus ancienne connue de présence d’humains en Grande-Bretagne, remontant à au moins 100.000 années plus tôt que les découvertes précédentes”, s’enthousiasme le Pr Chris Stringer, directeur de recherches sur les origines de l’homme au Musée d’Histoire naturelle à Londres. “Elles ont des implications importantes pour notre compréhension du comportement des premiers hommes, leurs adaptations, leur survie, et pour savoir quand et comment nos ancêtres ont colonisé l’Europe après avoir quitté l’Afrique” il y a 1,8 millions d’année, souligne-t-il.Comme l’explique le Dr Nick Ashton du British Museum, les objets en silex découverts “sont extrêmement importants parce que, non seulement, ils sont beaucoup plus vieux mais, surtout, ils sont associés à une gamme unique de données sur l’environnement qui donne une image claire de la végétation et du climat. Cela démontre que les premiers hommes ont pu survivre dans des conditions beaucoup plus rigoureuses qu’aujourd’hui”. L’été les températures avoisinaient en effet seulement les 16 à 18 degrés tandis que l’hiver elles descendaient jusqu’à -3 degrés. Il y a 800 000 ans, une grande partie de l’Europe du Nord était recouverte de forêts boréales plus ou moins vastes selon le flux et le reflux des périodes glaciaires.Le 8 juillet 2010 à 17:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Hadopi les résultats du sondage de lIfop publiés

first_imgHadopi : les résultats du sondage de l’Ifop publiésFrance – Un sondage concernant les effets de la loi Hadopi dans l’Hexagone, réalisé par l’Institut français d’opinion publique (Ifop) à la demande du Snep (Syndicat national de l’édition phonographique) a été rendu public. Il montre que les Français ayant choisi de renoncer au piratage ne sont pas les plus nombreux. Le sondage intitulé Les Français et le téléchargement illégal avait pour but d’évaluer l’impact de la désormais célèbre Hadopi sur la population française. Ce sondage rendu public montre bien que les sanctions de la Haute autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection des droits sur internet ont fait peur aux Français, puisque 69% des sondés pourraient renoncer au piratage illégal, par peur de voir leur connexion internet coupée ou de devoir payer une amende. Le sondage montre également que les Français prêtent davantage attention à l’utilisation faite de leur connexion internet. Concernant les mesures qu’il serait efficace de mettre en place pour enrayer le téléchargement illégal, les Français sont 46% à évoquer la suppression pure et simple des plateformes illégales. Pour autant, le sondage est largement critiqué : de nombreuses voix lui reprochent d’être biaisé, en considérant que l’ensemble des Français sont des pirates informatiques. En effet, le panel interrogé n’est pas constitué que de véritables pirates informatiques. De plus, les questions de l’Ifop étaient toutes formulées de la manière suivante : “Dans l’hypothèse où vous auriez personnellement l’habitude de télécharger illégalement des contenus comme de la musique ou des vidéos sur Internet, diriez-vous…”, ce qui a également été largement montré du doigt. Certains hommes politiques demandent aujourd’hui que ce sondage ne soit pas pris en considération, car il n’est pas selon eux représentatif des habitudes des pirates informatiques.Le 10 août 2010 à 17:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

CleanUp Crew Travels to Acklins Ragged Island Second Evacuation Tomorrow

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 12, 2017 – Nassau – Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Captain Stephen Russell said there would be a flight today, September 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to Salina Point, Acklins.   This flight would take men from the local community to help with necessary clean-ups on the island of Acklins.Prime Minister Dr. The Rt. Hon. Hubert Minnis urged the remaining 20 residents on his visit to Ragged Island yesterday to evacuate as health conditions were deemed unfavorable.    A flight will be sent for the Ragged Island residents tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13, to bring them to New Providence.Ragged Island will receive heavy-duty tarps to help to preserve what is left of standing structures and to salvage any remaining valuables.   The Caribbean Development Bank has given $200,000 to aid in these recoveries.Also, teams from the United States Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) have offered assistance in heeding NEMA’s requests for additional heavy-duty tarps, water containers, blankets, and other essentials.  NEMA will also receive assistance from the Chinese Embassy and US Northern Command.Story by: Sydnei IsaacsPress Release: BISlast_img read more

Against all odds Topper is back home

first_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 SettingsEL CAJON (KUSI) – An El Cajon man who had given up all hope of finding his dog again has been reunited with his stolen pet.Tom Huffman’s dog, Topper, disappeared from a shopping center in El Cajon, while under a friend’s care last May. Huffman said he suspected another man, a mutual acquaintance stole the dog, and fled with him to Mexico. Huffman said he was resigned to losing the dog forever, when he received an unexpected phone call from someone in Missouri two weeks ago. Topper had been located when a police officer, trying to arrest a homeless woman in Kansas City, Missouri encountered the dog, who tried to nip the officer in the knee. Fortunately, Topper had a microchip which provided the information to locate Huffman in California. From there, a network of volunteers jumped in, to bring Topper home. More than a dozen volunteers took turns, each driving 200 mile segments across six states, taking the dog through MIssouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and finally, Arizona. From Phoenix, the dog was put on a plane to Riverside County, where a final set of drivers brought Topper back to Huffman’s home in El Cajon on Sunday afternoon. Huffman called it “a miracle.” HIs mother, Roderica praised the network of volunteers. “There’s a lot of people with great hearts. The time and the effort it took to coordinate all of this, it boggles my mind,” Huffman said. August 27, 2018 Sasha Foo Posted: August 27, 2018 Sasha Foo, Against all odds, Topper is back home Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Countys population grows less quickly

first_imgClark County is still growing, just not by much.The county grew by 1.02 percent, or 4,400 residents, to hit a total population of 435,600 residents as of April 1, according to recently released state estimates. That’s even slower than the 1.65 percent in April 2009, which had been a 25-year low. The last time the growth rate was lower than this year was April 1984, when it bottomed out at 0.8 percent.The estimates show a drastic slowdown for the recession-bedraggled area, which saw massive growth in the early part of the decade. Those boom days have helped Clark County sustain its ranking as the second-fastest growing county in the state over the last 10 years, with 26.4 percent overall growth.But it’s not like Southwest Washington is being left in the dust: The state’s total population went up by just under 1 percent, to 6,733,250. King and Thurston counties both grew faster (1.26 percent and 1.13 percent, respectively), but Snohomish was behind Clark at .97 of a percent.And Vancouver, added 1,000 people to hit 165,500 people, and continue to hold the title of “fourth largest city in Washington.”“This flatness is tied to the current recession,” state chief demographer Yi Zhao said. “Given the recession we have, I would say the county’s still holding.”Zhao said that population numbers have historically bounced around with the nation’s fortune — slowing in the early ’70s and ’80s, and surging during the late ’90s and middle part of this decade. For example, the county lost 0.4 of a percent of its population in 1970 and had grown by 2.85 percent between April 2006 and April 2007.last_img read more

Gas explosion kills child in Shyampur

first_imgA child was killed and three others injured in gas line explosion in Shyampur of the capital city.A child was killed and three others injured in gas line explosion in Shyampur of the capital city.The incident took place at around 6:30pm on Tuesday.The deceased is Abir, 7, and the injured are Abir’s mother Shathi Akhtar and sister Adiba, 11 and van driver Rubel, 30. All of them were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.Inspector at DMCH police outpost, Bacchu Mia, said four including Abir were brought to the hospital in a critical condition.The physicians on duty pronounced Abir dead at 7:45pm. Others are undergoing treatment at the hospital.Official of the fire service headquarters, Rasel Sikdar, told Prothom Alo that three pedestrians were injured in a gas line explosion at Munshibari of Jurain in Shyampur. The local people took them to DMCH, he added.According to Abir’s family and police, Abir and his family lived at Dhupkhola in the capital. Shati Akhtar and her two children went to her father’s house in Shyampur. The explosion took place when they reached Munshibari. Shyampur police station officer-in-charge Mizanur Rahman said police visited the spot after the explosion.last_img read more

Ashburton

first_imgAshburton Area Association hosted a Homebuyers tour to highlight their neighborhood on July 18. The tour was sponsored by Live Baltimore and more than 40 potential homebuyers showed up to tour Ashburton.An Ashburtom “Meet & Greet with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake” was held on August 9 at the home of association president Beatrice Scott. This was an opportunity for a small group session to speak with the Mayor about topics such as education, crime, employment, economics, juvenile delinquency and seniors maintaining themselves in their homes. On Saturday August 22 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. the Ashburton Area Association will be sponsoring the Callaway Apple Orchard Festival in conjunction with the CallawayGarrison Improvement Association. It will take place on the Callaway Ave. median strip beginning at Liberty Heights Ave. This is a family friendly event and free to the public.last_img read more