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Prudence recommandée pendant des périodes de pluie abondante et de vents forts

first_imgUn système météorologique qui se dirige vers la Nouvelle-Écosse apportera de la pluie abondante et des vents forts ce soir, 4 novembre, et pendant la fin de semaine. Des tempêtes majeures qui entraînent de telles conditions peuvent causer des inondations dans certaines régions et des interruptions possibles dans les services que les gens tiennent souvent pour acquis. On recommande aux Néo-Écossais de prendre des précautions. « Avant toute tempête majeure, nous devons tous penser aux mesures que nous pouvons prendre pour assurer la sécurité et le confort de notre famille, a dit Ramona Jennex, ministre de la Gestion des urgences. Prenez quelques minutes aujourd’hui pour vérifier votre trousse d’urgence et vous assurer qu’elle contient tout ce dont vous aurez besoin en cas d’urgence. Nous devons nous préparer en vue de conditions météorologiques imprévisibles en Nouvelle-Écosse. » Environnement Canada prévoit une tempête qui pourrait entraîner jusqu’à 150 millimètres de pluie dans certaines régions sur une période de trois jours. L’ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse recevra les précipitations les plus abondantes. Des rafales de 70 à 90 kilomètres à l’heure pourraient accompagner la pluie, à l’occasion. La température sera modérée. Des avertissements de vent et de pluie abondante ont été émis. Le Bureau de gestion des urgences demande aux Néo-Écossais d’écouter attentivement les prévisions météorologiques et de faire preuve de prudence. L’eau risque de s’accumuler sur les routes, des inondations sont possibles dans certaines régions et le niveau de l’eau dans les régions côtières sera plus élevé. Nettoyez les drains et les gouttières le plus possible et évitez les régions côtières qui présentent des dangers. On demande aux automobilistes de faire preuve de prudence et d’ajuster leur vitesse pendant les périodes de pluie abondante en raison des risques d’aquaplanage et d’inondations. Tous les Néo-Écossais devraient préparer une trousse d’urgence avant une tempête ou toute autre situation d’urgence. Pour obtenir des renseignements sur la préparation d’une trousse d’urgence ainsi qu’une liste des choses qu’elle devrait contenir, consultez le www.gov.ns.ca/emo.last_img read more

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RCMP arrest suspect in Charlie Lake in connection to Pouce Coupe murder

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North District Major Crimes Unit has arrested a male in Charlie Lake in connection with the death of Troy Streeper.On Friday Jessie Romeo Fougere was charged with manslaughter, and a warrant for his arrest was issued.  Then on December 8, investigators determined that Fougere was in residence in Charlie Lake.  The residence was contained with assistance from the Fort St. John RCMP, North District Major Crimes, and the RCMP Emergency Response Team.After an extensive attempt at negotiation, the RCMP Emergency Response Team entered the residence and arrested the suspect. On February 16, 2017, the RCMP started their investigation into the suspicious death of Troy Streeper in Pouce Coupe.  Streeper was 55 years old and a resident of Dawson Creek.  The RCMP believe Fougere and Streeper were known to each other.Fougere made his first court appearance in Dawson Creek on December 9 and is now scheduled to appear in Dawson Creek Provincial Court December 11 at 9:30 a.m.last_img read more

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Government says cannot keep schools closed

Senior grades of Government schools began for the second term yesterday while lower grades will open on May 13. However, as the tense situation remained in the country it was later decided to postpone the opening to May 6 (yesterday). (Colombo Gazette) There have been some requests to further postpone opening school for the second term over fears the country is still not safe.Schools were scheduled to reopen for the second term on April 22 but following the Easter Sunday bombings it was postponed to April 29. He said that while only a few students had attended classes when some sections of schools reopened yesterday (Monday) more are expected over the next few days. The Government says it cannot keep schools closed and hopes all students will gradually return and attended classes.Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam told Parliament today that steps have been taken to strengthen security at all schools. read more

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UN aids Yemenis in embattled Mokha warns of choleras spread amid crippled

VIDEO: UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac warns about increasing cholera cases in Yemen. ‘Public health crisis in the making’Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today announced that inferior health systems and water supply provisions are raising concerns for health, particularly for the youngest Yemenis.More than 11,000 cases of diarrhoea have been reported across the country, with more than 250 confirmed cases of cholera. UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac calls the situation a “public health crisis in the making.”The UN agency and partners are providing diarrhea disease kits, oral rehydration salts and water treatment tables, but the outbreak “is more aggressive” than the last wave in October 2016. At least 130 people have died so far this year. About 7.6 million people in Yemen are living in areas considered high risk for cholera transmission, said UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) Christian Lindmeier. That number, he said, is “very high.” “The latest UNHCR aid distribution in Mokha will cover more than 6,200 people with emergency assistance, adding to the 69,857 already reached since the start of this year,” William Spindler, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told journalists in Geneva.Hostilities in Taiz escalated in January, with nearly 50,000 people displaced, about 27 per cent of the internally displaced people in Yemen. The governorate also hosts about 304,000 additional displaced people. The spokesperson said that UNHCR teams observed worsening conditions, “Many people are living out in the open in harsh conditions and without adequate shelter, protection and material assistance.”In parallel, north of Taiz, in Al Hudaydah, UNHCR team provided aid for about 17,745 people. Mr. Spindler said that aid workers noted “a huge spike” in needs, with displaced people living on streets, and turning to begging and child labour to survive.“With Hudaydah host to more than 109,000 displaced individuals, many are reporting anxiety about reports of possible intensifications in hostilities in the governorate, unsure of how and where they would flee,” said Mr. Spindler.More than three million who have been uprooted since the start of the conflict two years ago, and more are expected as hostilities are likely to intensify. read more

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Opinion Torrance Gibsons move to receiver could bolster Ohio State offense

On Aug. 18, freshman Torrance Gibson announced that he’d be changing positions from quarterback to wide receiver.With redshirt junior Cardale Jones and redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett duking it out for the starting quarterback job for Ohio State, Gibson figured that it only makes sense that he switch positions.His future under center is unknown at this point, but nothing has been ruled out quite yet.“If I have a great season, who knows? But it’s not a worry right now,” Gibson said in an interview with ESPN. “I just have to take it one day at a time, and I’m working at receiver right now, and I haven’t done any quarterback things since I changed position. I’m just going to focus on playing receiver now, then I’ll focus on quarterback.”Given the Week One suspensions to junior Dontre Wilson and redshirt sophomore Jalin Marshall, both H-backs, as well as redshirt senior wideout Corey Smith, the door is wide open for Gibson to come in and make a substantial impact on the Buckeyes’ offense.However, it may just be his willingness to contribute in whatever way possible that sets Gibson apart from the crowd.“Well, I just want to play. I don’t want to sit on the bench for a whole year, just wasting a whole school year. It just doesn’t make any sense,” Gibson said. “Just helping the team out, that’s basically what I am doing. Because if I sat on the bench for a whole year (just to play quarterback), that would be selfish.”Aside from the invaluable selflessness that he’s putting on full display, Gibson is as versatile as they come and possesses rare athletic abilities, among other traits.Originally a highly touted dual-threat quarterback coming out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Gibson wowed scouts with his 4.4-second 40-yard dash speed. Considering his incredible leaping ability, coupled with a 6-foot-4, 205-pound frame, it’s easy to see why OSU’s coaches believe Gibson can thrive at receiver.The former five-star recruit is capable of snaring tough, jump-ball catches away from opposing defenders, while putting his breakaway speed to use in reaching paydirt.As of right now, there’s no real deep-threat like Gibson in the Buckeyes’ crowded receiving corps. Gone is Devin Smith, who filled that role beautifully last season. Over the course of his senior year, Smith averaged a gaudy 28.2 yards per catch, which was the best in the country by a whole four yards.OSU coach Urban Meyer said he recognizes the special type of player Gibson can be in OSU’s spread offense.“Torrance is a guy — we still haven’t found our ‘Inside Nine’ guy — he’s the Devin Smith,” Meyer said of the talented freshman in the ESPN report. “(Gibson) came to me, he realizes it’s going to take at least a year to play quarterback here, especially with what’s in front of him. He said, ‘I want to play.’ I said, ‘Well, here are your options: wildcat quarterback, we’ll see what your skill set is at receiver, catching the ball a little bit,’ and we put him back there returning kicks.”There’s seemingly no limit as to what Gibson can become. At OSU, he fits the bill as Smith’s replacement and would add instant offense. The suspensions to the many offensive contributors have provided Gibson with a perfect window of opportunity to see significant playing time. If one day the hyped-up true freshman does indeed decide to return to his natural position of quarterback, that’d obviously be his decision to make. For now, Gibson has a chance to considerably impact the Buckeyes’ offense and help his team repeat as College Football Playoff national champions.Gibson and the rest of the Scarlet and Gray are set to begin their title defense against the Virginia Tech Hokies on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. read more

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Loading up for the next stage with low emissions

first_imgAs the next level of EU emissions regulations comes ever closer, manufacturer Sandvik has chosen Volvo Penta as the ideal provider of Stage V solutions for its mining equipment. With some of the toughest working conditions in confined areas, underground mining has many physical aspects to consider and more requirements than most industries for stringent rules on emissions.The picture shows Sandvik’s LH517 LHD loading material into a Sandvik TH551 truck; the Sandvik LH517 is equipped with an EU Stage V engine solution from Volvo Penta.“Volvo Penta has been very accommodating in working with our technicians and designing an engine package to fit our machines,” says Wayne Scrivens, Vice President of Product Line, Load and Haul at Sandvik. “Our units have a low profile for working in confined spaces and tunnels, so they must be compact, and Volvo Penta has found solutions for us.”Due to the nature of the industry, underground mining faces particular challenges in relation to environmental health and the ways in which emissions are minimised.“With Stage V, reduced emissions from the engine means reduced ventilation requirements, so it lowers the costs for the operator,”says Scrivens.Sandvik’s Mining and Rock Technology division has been working with Volvo Penta for more than ten years, and the two companies have partnered together several times in developing engine solutions to complement prototype machines that have subsequently gone into full production.Sandvik is installing Volvo Penta’s Stage V solutions, in its underground loaders and trucks following prototyping and extensive testing. In particular, the 17-t Sandvik LH517 LHD has shown to be running successful trials with a Stage V engine in Finland.“The engine has to be robust to perform well in underground conditions – it’s a very harsh environment,” says Scrivens. “Both Volvo Penta’s technicians and ours have analysed results to see whether any modifications would be needed before going into serial production. So far, things have gone really well.”Sandvik currently offers its underground loaders and trucks with several engine options – Stage II, Stage III and Stage IV– to accommodate different countries’ emissions requirements and customers’ abilities to use ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD); ULSD is used mainly in Europe, North America and Australia. To comply with forthcoming EU standards, Sandvik will offer Volvo Penta’s Stage V engine solutions which are certified by the US Department of Labor’s MSHA (mine safety and health administration) and Canada’s CANMET – both of which stipulate regulations for ventilation in mining.Volvo Penta’s Stage V engine range offers power from 105 to 565 kW.“We have found that many customers embrace lower emissions engines even when the regulations in their countries do not require the strictest levels,” adds Scrivens. “And as Volvo Penta’s Stage V engines are certified by MSHA and CANMET, it means we can offer our machines in the US and Canada with the correct certification already in place. It’s good for us that Volvo Penta is able to support us in this way.”“We weren’t well known in the mining industry when we first started working with Sandvik a decade ago, but we have good products and we have learned a lot about what is important to them,” says David Hamilton, Director of Global Key Accounts and Business Development at Volvo Penta. “Uptime in particular is very important in underground mining. The engines are put in extreme conditions in mining and their success shows we have a robust and durable range. We have proven ourselves, and as they are a well-known international brand with many customers, we are pleased that they have chosen our Stage V solutions for their underground mining machinery. Sandvik’s commitment to our Stage V range sees them taking a step forward in our relationship.”Volvo Penta’s EU Stage V solutions feature a high-performance engine and perfectly matched exhaust after-treatment system (EATS). The range is optimised for tomorrow and keeps the highest focus on maximised uptime and fuel efficiency, along with ease of installation, operation and maintenance. The Stage V range offers power from 105 to 565 kW.last_img read more

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Spain to beat Serbia – PolishHungarian clash for Denmark

← Previous Story Denmark and France in battles for semi-finals! Next Story → Spain, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia to 1/4 Finals! In the last four matches at WCh 2013 1/8 finals in Zaragoza and Barcelona, host team will try to beat European vice-champion, Serbia.Complete schedule of 1/8 finals:Germany – Macedonia 28:23Russia – Brasil 26:27Iceland – France 27:29Tunisia – Denmark 23:30Croatia – BelarusSpain – SerbiaHungary – PolandEgypt – Slovenia

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Heres What Happened That Wasnt The Budget Today

first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…Protests at the Bellnaboy site two years ago. (See Shell licence story below.) Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall IrelandWe understand that you’ll have noticed that there was a Budget announcement today. We also understand that you may have had your fill of it.If you do want to catch up on the key points of Budget 2014, we have a handy guide here.If you prefer a blow-by-blow account, our liveblog is crammed with news, reaction, pics and video here.If you want to access all of TheJournal.ie’s coverage on Budget 2014, have a browse here. Otherwise, let’s see what else has being going on home and abroad today that you really might need to know:IRISHShell has lost a licence to operate a gas terminal at Bellnaboy in Co Mayo.Newly-released John Gilligan swears he had nothing to do with Veronica Guerin’s murder.The Simon Community charity had its only van stolen by what we must assume was a pack of lousers.A Garda detective who appeared as an actor in Love/Hate is facing an inquiry.Half of the Cabinet got stuck in a lift in Government buildings (before the Budget so it makes it in here).A single-car crash in the early hours of the morning in Meath killed a young man – and injured five others.A man in his 60s was hospitalised in an aggravated burglary in Dublin – three have been arrested.Former junior minister Ivor Callely will be tried on mobile phone expense claims in March next year. [RTÉ]Gardai raised €5 million by policing special events and festivals since 2012.INTERNATIONAL#PHILIPPINES: The above image from PA Images in Cebu shows the impact of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in central Philippines today. The death toll is now over 90.#SYRIA: Starving men, women and children in Syria have been given permission by clerics to eat normally forbidden meats- such as cats, dogs and donkeys that have been killed in fighting.#USA: Fiscal talks are in limbo, laments the New York Times, as the government shutdown there continues.#PALESTINE: Swiss scientists found traces of radioactive polonium-210 on Yasser Arafat’s private belongings, adding to claims that he was poisoned, The Guardian reports.INNOVATIONLove wi fi? What if our airwaves became so congested with wireless data that they became “polluted”? Say hello to the ‘spectrum crunch’. [BBC Future]PARTING SHOTApologies if you’re tired of Breaking Bad obsessives. But this may well be the most obsessive gesture of the most obsessive. WaltsWardrobe.com has this graphic of every outfit the character ever wore in the TV show:last_img read more

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AIB and Tony OReilly faced off in the Four Courts today

first_imgUpdated 12.12 pmAIB IS PURSUING businessman Tony O’Reilly and two of his companies over debts totalling €45 million, the High Court heard today.The High Court admitted the action to the Commercial Court this morning, and granted a request by the bank to fast track the case it is taking against the former billionaire over loans advanced to him in 2009.Counsel for O’Reilly Bernard Dunleavy told the court that the loans from the bank were not in dispute and the amount is repayable.O’Reilly is being pursued for a personal debt of €22.6 after securing loans for personal investments on property including on his holiday home in Glandore, County Cork.O’Reilly is reported to have used the money in a failed bid to support the flailing Waterford Wedgwood glass and ceramics manufacturer, which went under despite his attempts to save the company.AIB are also suing O’Reilly’s Cyprus based investment company Indexia for €18.5 million and the Brookside company for €4.1 million. Brookside has an address at O’Reilly’s estate in Castlemartin Co. Kildare.AIB is seeking a summary judgement against O’Reilly and the case was adjourned until 23 June.Counsel for AIB Michael Collins told the court that, ‘This matter can’t go on , it has to be brought on to proceedings’.Justice Kelly said this morning that O’Reilly’s counsel haven’t given any indication as yet that they will put up a defence, adding that that they may yet still take a particular line.O’Reilly’s team have been give 10 days to submit a affidavit to AIB’s action.AIB agreed to the adjournment until 23 June while maintaining that they felt the matter was one of great urgency.O’Reilly has put both the Glandore holiday home and another property, on Fitzwilliam Square in Dublin, on the market.He has other properties around the world, including in France and the Bahamas. O’Reilly sold some of his shareholding in Independent News & Media, the company which he once controlled, last week.- Additional reporting by Rónán Duffy.INM sees group revenue decline, but digital advertising revenue is up>Gavin O’Reilly steps down as CEO of INM>last_img read more

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A Greek in Yarra Trio

first_imgStephen Cassamenos and his trio of young musicians have pulled all the right strings to become finalists in a million dollar Asian-Pacific Music competition. The Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition 2009, to be held in July in Melbourne, not only offers lucrative financial incentives but offers young talented string quartet musicians and piano trios a platform to take their musical careers to the next level.Cassamenos, 23, who plays the piano and the other members of the Yarra Trio, Jess Ipkendanz (violin) and Chris Howlett (Cello) could not be more thrilled.“It will be a wonderful opportunity to perform at the Melbourne Recital Centre and to really enjoy ourselves,” he said. “We will perform three pieces, one of them that I wrote myself. It is the latest in a series of 24 pieces based on the 24 books of Homer’s epic poem The Illiad.Cassamenos said that his piece, Tableau No. 12 is inspired by a passage which describes the Trojan hero, Hector, surrounded by the enemy, revelling in his strength, but despite being attacked from all sides; “His glorious heart feels no fear nor fright, and it is his courage that kills him.”“I am fascinated by this theme of glorious yet fatal courage, and in the piece I attempt to shed some light on its paradoxical nature.”The Yarra Trio, formed by Cassamenos and Howlett two years ago, has had had numerous successes and won several awards, including the 2007 University of Melbourne Alumni Chamber Music Prize and the Australian Arts Council Buzz Grant. As well as staging performances all over the country, The Yarra Trio are touring regional communities and primary schools as part of their program, Props for Preps to encourage and educate the next generation of musicians and audiences.“We play concerts for young children, including some of our own repertoire and also songs that they would know. We also play pieces that sound like particular animals and ask them if they can guess the animal, and give them little straws so that they can come out and conduct us. They get pretty excited about it.”The Yarra Trio have dedicated much of their energy to fundraising activities, including raising over $7500 last year in support of music therapy and pain management services for The Royal Children’s Hospital.Currently, they are focused on competing in the Trio Di Trieste music concert in Italy next month.“It is the first international competition that we have performed in as a trio, with Jess only joining us this year. We are thrilled at the opportunity and at the moment we are preparing frantically for it!” NKEE wishes The Yarra Trio the best of luck. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Monstre marin le fossile dun cachalot géant inconnu fascine les scientifiques

first_imgMonstre marin : le fossile d’un cachalot géant inconnu fascine les scientifiques Pérou – Le crâne fossilisé d’une nouvelle espèce de cétacé vient d’être décrit dans la revue Nature. Découvert en 2008 sur les côtes péruviennes par les paléontologues, il appartenait à un véritable “monstre marin”, lequel était sans doute un redoutable prédateur.  La découverte sporadique de dents gigantesques suggérait aux spécialistes l’existence d’un grand cétacé carnassier dans les eaux du Miocène. L’identité de ce titan vient d’être dévoilée par une équipe internationale : il s’agit d’une nouvelle espèce de cachalot fossile, la plus grande à ce jour, qu’ils ont baptisée Leviathan melvillei en l’honneur d’Herman Melville, l’auteur de Moby Dick.À lire aussiL’effrayante attaque d’un crabe de cocotier sur un oiseauSeuls le crâne long de 3 mètres, les mandibules et les terribles dents – atteignant 36 cm de longueur pour 12 cm de diamètre ! – ont été mis au jour, mais les chercheurs estiment sa taille entre 13,50 m et 17,50 m. Ce super prédateur hantait les profondeurs il y a 12 à 13 millions d’années, partageant son habitat avec de nombreuses baleines à fanons dont il se nourrissait peut-être, pensent-ils. Selon le Dr Olivier Lambert, du Muséum national d’histoire naturelle de Paris, ses dents, présentes également sur la mâchoire supérieure – contrairement aux cachalots actuels, qui n’en ont que sur la mâchoire inférieure – lui permettaient d’infliger de profondes morsures, arrachant d’impressionnantes bouchées à de grandes proies qui ne devaient pas l’être moins. On ignore pour l’instant les causes de la disparition de cette espèce.      Le 2 juillet 2010 à 09:02 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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FIFA plan changes to international loan system

first_imgFIFA are planning changes to the international transfer system that sees players to leave and join other clubs on loan.The changes are expected to limit the number of player loans by clubs and also handle agents’ fees. FIFA are reportedly planning to reduce the number of players a club can loan out each season to between six and eight.The aim of these changes are to stop clubs, especially in England and Italy signing a large number of players and loaning them out immediately.Chelsea currently have around 40 players on their books who are out on loan while Italian champions Juventus also have 25 players away from the club on loan.FIFA are also proposing to create a clearinghouse, managed by a bank, to handle solidarity payments from transfer fees due to clubs that trained players in their own academy. This proposed clearinghouse would also be responsible for handling payments to agents.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The world football governing body are also planning to reintroduce license for agents and this would also involve exams for potential agents.In a statement released on Thursday FIFA said it has created a new commission called “stakeholders commission” to conduct “a comprehensive review of the transfer system”.The statement also read, according to Sky Sports:“The commission is currently assessing potential changes to the system in several key areas, including, among others, the regulations on intermediaries, solidarity payments to training clubs, streamlining of transfer payments, protection of minors, loans, squad sizes and transfer windows”.last_img read more

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Math remains schools biggest testing hurdle

first_imgHigh school sophomores across Clark County and Washington today are finishing reading and writing portions of the annual state assessment exam, which most must pass in order to earn their diploma.Nothing new there.In April, 10th-graders will take the science portion of the High School Proficiency Exam — successor to the former Washington Assessment of Student Learning, or WASL — also needed to graduate in 2013.Science is new to the diploma mix, although little is different from last year’s exam section.But it’s math, again, that presents the biggest change and potential hurdle for the Class of 2013 and beyond.Washington’s math assessment currently is clear as mud, raising concerns that many students in grades 8-10 might not be prepared for the switch.Here’s how it was supposed to work, starting this year: Rather than tackle one, all-inclusive math exam, the Class of 2013 would take end-of-year exams — dubbed “End of Course” or EOC exams — as they complete the two standard high school courses offered by Washington’s public schools.Those are either Algebra I or Integrated Mathematics I (the integrated option is used in most Clark County schools); or Geometry or Integrated Mathematics 2.last_img read more

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All 50 states embrace home brew boom

first_imgPrior to 2009 Washington state legislation indicated home brewers could take up to one gallon of beer to a competition or other event, said Steve Bader, owner of Bader Beer and Wine Supply in Vancouver.“That was pretty restrictive,” Bader said, adding that the law didn’t allow them to transport any beer to a friend’s house or other location.Brewers in Seattle lobbied the legislature in 2009, and the law was changed so that home brewers could transport up to 20 gallons to private events, he said.“That’s much better,” Bader said. “That’s so if you want to have a wedding or other event and make your own beer, now you can do that.”Home rewers still can’t bring their beer to events open to the public, he added.A more complete explanation laws are here.WASHINGTON — Americans have been brewing beer in their homes since colonial times — both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were home brewers. Even so, a recent explosion of interest in the hobby has created tricky questions for state alcohol regulators.last_img read more

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BNP Paribas and Sage shortlisted for most engaging benefits proposition

first_imgBNP Paribas and Sage are among the organisations shortlisted in the most engaging benefits proposition category at the Employee Benefits Awards 2017.The award, sponsored by Personal Group, recognises an employer that has used benefits within its wider strategy to engage employees with the organisation.The full category shortlist is:BNP Paribas, Spectrum: Right For YouOxford Bus (Entered by Personal Group)Sage, Sage Rewards (Entered by Thomsons Online Benefits)TalkTalk Group, My Benefits (Entered by Capita Employee Benefits)The winners will be announced at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party on 9 June 2017 at the Artillery Garden at the HAC, London.See the full shortlist.For more information and to reserve your seats.last_img read more

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Lamborghini could be headed to Le Mans in 2021 report says

first_img 0 The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster packs 770 hp and extra downforce More From Roadshow Lamborghini We got a world exclusive first look at the Lamborghini… 5:19 2019 Lamborghini Urus review: Part SUV, part supercar 80 Photos Post a comment 2020 Audi R8 first drive: Improving an already fantastic supercar 2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder first drive: Worth every sunburn Share your voice Tags Now playing: Watch this: Enlarge ImageThe one-off SC18 would likely form the basis for Lamborghini’s Le Mans effort. Lamborghini Lamborghini has never been hugely into racing. I mean, sure, it has the Super Trofeo series, but compared to its main rival Ferrari, the folks from Sant’Agata keep things mostly on the streets. That could change though, according to a report published on Thursday by Autocar.The reason that could change is the major revision to the top classes at Le Mans and consequently the rest of the World Endurance Championship (WEC). The insanely expensive and technologically demanding LMP1 class is going the way of the dodo bird, and the folks from the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) are planning to replace it with a new hypercar class — a type of car that Lamborghini understands and is well-situated to compete with.If Lamborghini does choose to compete in the WEC, it’ll have to fend off some truly wild offerings from rival companies like Aston Martin and even Toyota’s Gazoo Racing. To keep those competitors at bay, it seems likely — based on comments made by Stefano Domenicali — that the company would model its efforts on the one-off SC18 that it built for a customer rather than create a model from scratch due to resource constraints.When Autocar asked Domenicali directly about the likelihood of a Le Mans entry, he kept his cards close to his chest saying, “There are discussions and we are looking to understand the regulations to see if it is of interest. There is nothing to say until the evaluation is finished, and at that point the answer could be yes or no. For now, it is possible.”If the answer to that ends up being yes, then Lamborghini had better come to it soon if it plans on fielding a competitive car, especially with the new class being set to debut for the 2020 racing season. Lamborghini Exotic Cars Car Culturelast_img read more

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters Statement on Capital One Data Breach

first_imgBy NNPAWASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement on a data breach which exposed account information of over 100 million Capital One customers.“This data breach shows that it’s not just big technology companies and credit reporting agencies like Equifax that are vulnerable to hacking and data breaches – big banks are vulnerable targets as well. As this is not the first incident in which Capital One’s customer data was exposed, we need to understand what bank regulators have been doing to ensure that this bank, and other banks, have strong cybersecurity policies and practices. We must also understand what bank regulators are doing to ensure strong oversight of third-party technology providers that banks work with.“As we learn more about this incident, I plan to work with my colleagues and take action in the Financial Services Committee on legislation to improve oversight of the cybersecurity of financial institutions.Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee“This massive data breach also underscores how important it is that the consumer credit reporting bills that the Financial Services Committee recently passed become law so that any consumer affected by a data breach is not further harmed. Among other things, the bills the Committee passed ensure that consumers can get a free copy of their credit score, provide better tools for victims of fraud, and make it easier for consumers to get errors on their reports corrected.”On July 11 and July 16, the Financial Services Committee passed a series of consumer credit reporting bills, including:H.R. 3642, the “Improving Credit Reporting for All Consumers Act,” introduced by Representative Alma Adams (D-NC)Rep. Adams’ bill addresses burdens consumers experience when removing errors from their consumer reports, including by providing a new right to appeal the results of initial reviews about the accuracy or completeness of disputed items on the report. The bill empowers consumers by clarifying injunctive relief is available to ensure reporting errors are actually fixed when a consumer is harmed.H.R. 3618, the “Free Credit Scores for Consumers Act of 2019,” introduced by Representative Joyce Beatty (D-OH)Rep. Beatty’s bill directs the nationwide CRAs to give consumers free copies of their credit scores that are used by creditors in making credit decisions, as determined by the Consumer Bureau, or if not practicable, educational credit scores whenever consumers obtain their free annual consumer reports. A consumer can get their free credit score once a year, and they can get a free credit score if they have reason to believe that their file contains inaccurate information due to fraud.H.R. 3622, the “Restoring Unfairly Impaired Credit and Protecting Consumers Act,” introduced by Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)Rep. Tlaib’s bill would, among other things, establish the right to free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services if a consumer is a victim of identity theft, fraud, or a related crime, or harmed by the unauthorized disclosure of the consumer’s financial or personally identifiable information.H.R. 3614, the “Restricting Use of Credit Checks for Employment Decisions Act,” introduced by Representative Al Lawson (D-FL)Rep. Lawson’s bill would generally prohibit employers from using credit reports for employment decisions, except when a credit report is required by local, state, or Federal law or for a national security clearance.H.R. 3621, the “Student Borrower Credit Improvement Act,” introduced by Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)Rep. Pressley’s bill would remove adverse credit file information relating to defaulted or delinquent private education loans for borrowers who demonstrate a history of timely loan repayments for these loans.  The bill would require repayment plans be affordable and reasonable, and permits reasonable interruptions in the consecutive repayment periods for those facing unique and extenuating life events, such as service members who are receiving imminent danger or other special pay duty when deployed.H.R. 3629, the “Clarity in Credit Score Formation Act of 2019,” introduced by Representative Stephen Lynch (D-MA).Rep. Lynch’s bill would clarify oversight of the development of credit scoring models by directing the Consumer Bureau to set standards for validating the accuracy and predictive value of credit scoring models. The bill would also require the Consumer Bureau to study the impact of having more non-traditional data on consumer reports and the use of alternative data in credit scoring models.last_img read more

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Cardinals Fall at Florida State 8075 in OT

first_imgStory Links ESPN Photo Gallery TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Mfiondu Kabengele scored 22 points and No. 22 Florida State erased a 10-point second-half deficit to force overtime, then knocked off No. 16 Louisville 80-75 on Saturday.Terance Mann added 20 points for the Seminoles (18-5, 6-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who made 11 of 12 free throws in overtime to wrap up their fifth straight win. Mann hit 9 of 11 free throws to secure his second straight 20-point game and fifth of the season.Kabengele shot 7 of 12 from the floor and pulled down seven rebounds. It was the 16th time he has come off the bench to score in double figures.Christen Cunningham scored 20 points, including 13 in the first half, for Louisville (17-7, 8-3). Ryan McMahon made three 3-pointers in a span of 90 seconds in the second half as the Cardinals pulled ahead 52-42 in the second half.Louisville’s Dwayne Sutton scored 14 points, knocking down four 3-pointers.Trent Forrest had 15 points, six rebounds and five steals for the Seminoles, who have won 11 of 13 games against teams ranked in the AP Top 25.M.J. Walker had 11 points after halftime for Florida State, which has won five straight ACC games for the first time since 2011-12.Louisville lost a pair of starters, Steven Enoch and Khwan Fore, to foul trouble. Enoch had six points and four rebounds in 14 minutes while Fore had six points.BIG PICTURELouisville: The Cardinals led 52-42 with 10:07 to go, but couldn’t close out an eighth victory in the last nine games.Florida State: The Seminoles needed extra time to escape without a second home loss of the season. Their first came against Duke, 80-78, on Jan. 12.UP NEXTLouisville plays host to Duke on Tuesday.Florida State plays host to Wake Forest on Wednesday.—More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25Print Friendly Version Next Game: DUKE 2/12/2019 | 9 p.m. PDF Box Score Postgame Notes center_img Postgame Quotes Listen Live Full Schedule Roster Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Matchup Historylast_img read more

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Googles blocking new Microsoft Edge from accessing new design

first_imgGoogle’s blocking new Microsoft Edge from accessing new design by Martin Brinkmann on May 28, 2019 in Google, Internet Explorer – Last Update: May 28, 2019 – 70 commentsAnother accidental oops by Google that affects a competing web browser in a negative way; this time, users of the new Microsoft Edge browser are affected and the Google site that kicks Microsoft’s browser this time is YouTube.Microsoft Edge users may still access YouTube but they only get the old design at the time. Some may not mind, as the old design offers better performance than the new. Others may object to the blocking of the new layout on YouTube as it works perfectly fine in Microsoft’s browser.If you check out https://www.youtube.com/new/ in Microsoft Edge, you get a “your browser is not supported” message. That message is followed by the obligatory “get Google Chrome” instead message. Since there is no explanation as to why Edge is not supported while the classic Edge and other browsers are supported, some may switch to Google Chrome if the browser is not installed already.Microsoft Edge users will notice that live chat is not working as well in the client at the time. YouTube displays a notification that the browser needs to be updated because it appears to be an older version.There is no newer version, however.The new Microsoft Edge browser is not available as a stable version at the time of writing and things may not work correctly in preview versions.If a web browser supports features required to display a website on the other hand, that website should not go out of its way to block it from content or features.If you change the user agent in the new Microsoft Edge, you will notice that you get access to the new YouTube design all of a sudden.Live chat still does not work when you change the user agent though.Closing WordsMicrosoft has been anti-competitive in the past and some hold this against the company even today. My stance is that any form of anti-competitive behavior, especially from a position of power — regardless if done on purpose, neglect, or accident — is something that companies should be reprimanded for.YouTube blocking Edge from functionality is not the first Google property that put a spoke in the new Microsoft Edge’s wheel. Google Docs displayed an “unsupported browser” message to Edge users as well on any document page on the site.Firefox was on the receiving end for a very long time and a former Mozilla executive accused Google recently of using a sustained pattern of “oops” and “delay” that hurt the browser immensely.One interesting takeaway from this is that Google is still in a position to hurt competing browsers (be it actively or accidentally) even if these browsers use the same engine as Google Chrome.Now You: What is your take on this development? Anything that can be done about it? (via Deskmodder)SummaryArticle NameGoogle’s blocking new Microsoft Edge from accessing new designDescriptionIf you check out https://www.youtube.com/new/ in the new Microsoft Edge browser, you get a “your browser is not supported” message.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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