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  • Domestic resources and diversification key to economic growth in Africa – UN

    African countries must mobilise domestic revenue and diversify their economies to supplement resources that flow into the continent from foreign aid, loans and investment to sustain growth during the global financial crisis, the head of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said today.Fiscal consolidation and austerity measures in key developed economies could result in reduced global demand and a “double dip” recession with direct implications for Africa’s export earnings and for much-needed official development assistance, said Abdoulie Janneh, Executive Secretary of the ECA.“Quantitative easing elsewhere may lead investors to travel the globe seeking best returns which heralds overvalued currencies and asset bubbles in emerging and developing economies,” Mr. Janneh told the three-day African Economic Conference, which opened today in the Tunisian capital, Tunis.He said Africa had the capacity to increase domestic resource mobilization, citing the continent’s combined consumer spending of about $860 billion in 2008.Mr. Janneh urged African countries to use policy to deal with balance of payments pressures and manage capital inflows, while using the continent’s “admittedly limited voice” in international economic processes to resist protectionism and push for the conclusion of the Doha Round of international trade talks.He called for economic planning tailored for diversification of African economies. “There is interesting evidence of diversification of production and trade flows in the continent. Africa’s recent economic performance is not only due to the external demand for its commodities but also as a result of growth in services such as banking, telecommunications, tourism, and construction.”Asia currently accounts for 27 per cent of Africa’s trade with the rest of the world, compared to 14 per cent in 2000. That level of trade with Asian countries is comparable to the ratio of the continent’s exports to the United States and Europe, Africa’s traditional trading partners, Mr. Janneh said.The conference in Tunis is jointly organised by the ECA and African Development Bank in collaboration with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Development Bank of South Africa. This year’s theme is “Agenda for Africa’s Economic Recovery and Long-Term Growth.” About 300 economists are attending the conference, which will end on Friday. 27 October 2010African countries must mobilise domestic revenue and diversify their economies to supplement resources that flow into the continent from foreign aid, loans and investment to sustain growth during the global financial crisis, the head of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said today. read more

  • UNbacked Millennium Villages project in Africa launches second phase

    3 October 2011A United Nations-backed initiative designed to accelerate efforts to attain social development and eradicate extreme poverty in rural Africa today launched its second phase, aiming to improve the living standards of an estimated half a million people across the continent. The Millennium Villages Project, a science-based partnership between academia, business and UN agencies to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), moves into the next – and final – phase with more than $72 million in new pledges, including nearly $50 million announced by George Soros, the founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations. The second phase will focus on business development to help the rural poor escape poverty and ensure that communities are on track to self-sufficiency when the project ends in 2015, the deadline for achieving the MDGs – the globally agreed blueprint for halving extreme poverty by halting the spread of diseases, promoting access to education and improving health care. At today’s launch of the second phase at UN Headquarters, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recalled visiting Mwandama village in Malawi in May 2010 with Jeffrey Sachs, the Director of the Millennium Villages project and his Senior Adviser on MDGs. “I saw first-hand how an integrated, holistic approach to development can help entire communities lift themselves from extreme poverty,” he said. “The MDGs are interlinked – a comprehensive fight against poverty, hunger and disease. “Success in one brings success in others. We do not need to pick or choose among objectives. On the contrary, the UN is progressively investing in areas with broad multiplier effects. The challenge – especially in this time of financial austerity – is to build on this momentum.” Mr. Ban echoed those remarks in an op-ed column published in The Daily News in Egypt today. “Touring the Mwandama village, I saw the potential of modern technologies – smart phones and mobile broadband, improved seed varieties, the latest in drip irrigation, modern diagnostic tests for malaria, and low-cost solar-energy grids – to advance human well-being in ways that simply were not feasible even a few years ago,” he wrote. According to a scientific review of the project, successes achieved in the first phase between 2006 and 2009 across 11 Millennium Villages include the following:Malaria rates fell by 72 per cent over the first three years ; Households with access to improved drinking water more than tripled ; Across six sites, average maize yields doubled, and in some sites quadrupled; Rates of chronic malnutrition dropped by one-third among children under two; Students benefiting from school meal programmes increased to 75 per cent.“It is the purpose of my foundation’s continuing support to help scale up the experience in the model villages in the first phase and to link small agriculture with business structures that will provide sustainable incomes for entire regions, not just for model villages,” said Mr. Soros at a news conference following the launch. “This will be the main focus of the next phase.” Mr. Sachs said the project had made “tremendous breakthroughs” in achieving the MDGs in places that seemed “absolutely hopeless.” “The essence of the projects has been to work with the local communities, typically clusters of villages of 30,000 to 50,000 people, using cutting edge, low-cost technologies in a highly effective way and making sure that the communities benefit from the synergies by simultaneously investing in agriculture, health, education, infrastructure and business development.” The Open Society Foundations announced it would renew the partnership, pledging $27.4 million to support core project interventions, key staff positions, and the project’s monitoring and evaluation activities. The Soros Economic Development Fund said it would also provide up to $20 million in loans to support investment-worthy business projects within the villages over the next five years. “With the significant improvements already achieved in health, education, agriculture, gender equality, and incomes, plus the continued progress that we can expect in the second phase of the project, the Millennium Villages are on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015,” said Mr. Sachs. In phase two, the project will focus on raising incomes through business development and linking farmers to larger markets to ensure continued growth and greater economic stability. The project will also work to fine-tune service delivery and other local systems put in place in the first five years; ensure sustainability by gradually withdrawing financial support from the project as governments scale up investments; and to document and replicate project interventions through rigorous monitoring and evaluation, as well as an open-source online toolkit. read more

  • Amnesty takes to the streets in Sri Lanka demands answers

    Enforced disappearances have scarred communities across South Asia, with some governments continuing to persist with the cruel punishment while others have failed to deliver on promises of justice for the thousands who were wrenched away from their loved ones during conflict. “Few punishments are as cruel or deliberate as enforced disappearances. People are wrenched away from their loved ones by state officials or others acting on their behalf, who deny the person is in their custody or refuse to say where they are. Families are plunged into a state of anguish, desperately trying to keep the flame of hope alive while fearing the worst. They may be trapped in this limbo for years, even decades,” said Biraj Patnaik, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director.“South Asia has a particularly gruesome record when it comes to enforced disappearances, with some governments persisting with the practice while others have failed to provide answers to those who have waited years for them. It is about time that governments in the region criminalize enforced disappearances and consign them to the past, release the people disappeared or charge them with a recognizable crime, and hold the perpetrators accountable.”The disappeared are at risk of torture and even death. If they are released, the physical and psychological scars endure. If they are killed, the family never recovers from their loss. Disappearances are a tool of terror that strikes not just individuals or families, but entire societies. This is why they are a crime under international law, and if committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack, they constitute a crime against humanity. (Colombo Gazette) They include Tamils suspected of links to the LTTE, disappeared by police, military and paramilitary operatives during the conflict from 1983 to 2009. And they include human rights defenders, aid workers, journalists, government critics, and prominent community leaders.Amnesty International says despite international commitments to end impunity for enforced disappearance, the authorities have failed to investigate these cases, identify the whereabouts or fate of the victim, or prosecute those suspected of the crimes.As the world marks the International Day of the Disappeared, Amnesty International called on Governments across South Asia to deliver long overdue justice to the families of thousands of people who have been forcibly disappeared, some of them decades ago. An informal solidarity event was held at Galle Face Green today with members of families of the disappeared from the region. Amnesty International with the support of civil society kicked off a campaign in Colombo today to raise awareness, build solidarity and demand answers and action for the disappeared in South Asia.Three containers bearing banners reading “More than 60,000 Disappeared. Still No Answers. Why, Mr. President?,” will make their way around Colombo and it’s suburbs from today. On the 29th, the containers will make their way to Galle and Matara. On the 30th, the containers will make their way to the North. Since the 1980s, Amnesty International estimates there have been at least 60,000 and as many as 100,000 cases of enforced disappearance in Sri Lanka.The victims include Sinhalese young people who were killed or forcibly disappeared by government death squads on suspicion of leftist links in 1989 and 1990. read more

  • Edmunds 7 used car tech features that might surprise you

    Automakers have introduced a flurry of new automotive safety and convenience technology features the past few years. Close-to-new vehicles with these features are now increasingly showing up on dealership lots as used vehicles. The upshot: You don’t have to buy a new car to get modern convenience and safety features.Picking a used model coming off a two- or three-year lease, in particular, is an ideal opportunity. Edmunds has identified seven desirable technology and safety features to look for. We’ve also provided example vehicles that have that particular feature.ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROLAdaptive cruise control makes driving on the highway easier by automatically maintaining a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front. This feature debuted on high-end luxury cars roughly two decades ago, and it has now trickled down to less expensive vehicles. Adaptive cruise control is typically an option on slightly used cars, and you can find it on affordable vehicles such as the 2016 Honda Civic and 2016 Mazda 3.APPLE CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTOApple CarPlay and Android Auto are two systems that allow you to easily control some smartphone apps through your vehicle’s infotainment display. Doing so can add functions such as navigation and streaming audio to a vehicle that might not otherwise have them. These systems help reduce driver distraction as well. Manufacturers began offering these two systems in the 2016 model year. However, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can be added to certain older models, including the 2014 Kia Soul and 2015 Hyundai Sonata.AUTO-DIMMING MIRRORSThere are few things more distracting at night than a car behind you with overly bright headlights. Auto-dimming mirrors alleviate this problem by darkening the surface of the mirror to eliminate the intensity and glare of the light. This feature is standard on many lightly used luxury cars, including the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV and Lexus IS 300 sedan. It’s also widely available on high-trim versions of standard vehicles.AUTOMATED PARKINGAn automated parking system takes the stress out of parking by computer-controlling most of the process. Not all systems are created equal, however, and they don’t always offer both perpendicular and parallel parking. Some automate acceleration and braking, while others keep those functions under the driver’s control. These systems are relatively new, but you can find them on slightly older luxury vehicles such as the BMW i3 or Jaguar XJ and wallet-friendly cars such as the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Escape.BLIND-SPOT MONITORA blind-spot monitor (BSM) uses sensors to identify any vehicle that might be outside your peripheral vision. A light on the outside mirror or inside the car illuminates whenever a vehicle is in your blind spot. The system also sounds an alert if you activate your turn signal when a vehicle is in your blind spot. BSM debuted on luxury and expensive versions of non-luxury vehicles in the late 2000s. Starting with the 2016 model year, you’ll typically find BSM available on top trim levels of non-luxury cars, or as part of a safety package on luxury vehicles.HID OR LED HEADLIGHTSAutomakers are increasingly swapping out traditional halogen headlights for high-intensity discharge (HID, or xenon) and LED headlights. These new headlights started to appear on high-end cars in the early 1990s, giving them an association with luxury that continues to this day. Besides giving a car an upscale appearance, these headlights typically provide better road illumination. By 2016, a lot of non-luxury vehicles started to offer HID and LED lights. The 2016 Toyota Corolla and Toyota RAV4 are examples of affordable cars with standard LED lighting.VENTILATED SEATSVentilated seats cool down passengers by either blowing cold air on their backsides or sucking in hot air and dispersing it elsewhere. A few years ago it was unusual to find this feature in non-luxury cars. High-trim versions of Hyundai and Kia models were the exception — a ventilated driver’s seat was optional on the compact Kia Forte, for instance. Seat ventilation is now much more widely available, though this feature is typically reserved for the most expensive trim levels.EDMUNDS SAYS: If you want most of the safety and tech features offered on a new car but also want to save some money, a lightly used vehicle might be the way to go. In particular, vehicles coming off-lease cost a fraction of new models but have many of the same features.____This story was provided to The Associated Press by the automotive website Edmunds. Cameron Rogers is a reviews editor at Edmunds. Twitter: @_crogers.Related links:— Edmunds: Used Car Tech That Might Surprise You:— Edmunds: 10 Steps to Buying a Used Car:— Edmunds: 100+ Tips for Used Car Shoppers:— Vehicles with Apple CarPlay:— Vehicles with Android Auto: Rogers, The Associated Press read more

  • US consumer borrowing posts biggest gain since late 2017

    WASHINGTON — Consumer borrowing surged in July at its fastest pace since late 2017, driven by a big jump credit card use.The Federal Reserve says overall consumer borrowing increased by $23.3 billion in July after a $13.8 billion advance in June. It was the biggest monthly gain since a $29.9 billion jump in November 2017.The large July gain was led by a sizable increase in borrowing in the category covering credit cards, which rose by $10 billion in July after having fallen by $186 million in June. Borrowing in the category that covers auto and student loans also posted a sizable gain, rising by $13.3 billion in July following a $14 billion June increase.Consumer borrowing is closely watched for signs it provides about consumer spending.Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press read more

  • No BC charges in Mount Polley dam collapse as federal investigations continue

    No B.C. charges in Mount Polley dam collapse as federal investigations continue A aerial view shows the debris going into Quesnel Lake caused by a tailings pond breach near the town of Likely, B.C., on August, 5, 2014. There will be no provincial charges into a tailings dam collapse in British Columbia but the province’s new environment minister says a mining company may still be held responsible through federal laws. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward by Camille Bains, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 2, 2017 5:34 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 3, 2017 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – There will be no provincial charges for a tailings dam collapse in British Columbia but the province’s new environment minister says a mining company may still be held responsible through federal laws.George Heyman said Wednesday the August 2014 disaster has had tremendous economic and environmental consequences and British Columbians deserve to know what went wrong at the Mount Polley mine located in the province’s Interior.“A disaster like this should never have happened in B.C., and it must never happen again,” Heyman said in a statement, adding that charges under the federal Fisheries Act” remain very much in play and, in fact, potential penalties are more significant.”A three-year deadline on charges will pass Friday in the midst of an ongoing investigation by B.C.’s Conservation Officer Service, but Chris Doyle, deputy chief of the agency, couldn’t say what stage the probe was at.The federal departments of Environment and Fisheries and Oceans are also part of the investigation.“It’s an integrated investigation team,” Doyle said. “To date, the evidence has been collected under the provincial Emergency Management Act and the federal Fisheries Act and all of this information gathered during the course of this investigation will be considered by the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, should charges be recommended.”The statute of limitations on federal charges will expire in two years.The Mount Polley dam breached at the gold and copper mine, sending 24 million cubic metres of mine waste and sludge into nearby waterways.Two reports, by B.C.’s chief inspector of mines and an independent panel of engineering experts, found the collapse involving the mine operated by Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III) was caused by a poorly designed dam that didn’t account for drainage and erosion failures.A scathing report in May 2016 by auditor general Carol Bellringer concluded that almost all expectations for government compliance and enforcement in both the Mines and Environment ministries were inadequate and “not set up to protect the province from environmental risks.”The mine located near Quesnel Lake, about 400 kilometres northeast of Vancouver, resumed full operations last July with a repaired and reinforced tailings dam amid assurances by then-mining minister Bill Bennett that mining code revisions would ensure a similar disaster couldn’t happen again.MiningWatch Canada launched a private prosecution of Mount Polley last fall for alleged violations of the Fisheries Act, but a B.C. provincial court shelved that bid earlier this year.Ugo Lapointe, spokesman for the advocacy group, said Wednesday that British Columbians should be concerned about whether the province’s Emergency Management Act has enough teeth to lay charges in any future mining disasters or oil spills.“If it is true that when you have such a big mining spill you can’t lay charges then what kind of an environmental disaster can bring any charges in British Columbia?” he said in a telephone interview from Ottawa.Lapointe said the group is considering again whether to file private charges in the case.“We’re looking at our options now, if there is a possibility to lay private charges under provincial laws. If that’s the only option left to do then that’s what we might do. But we have until Friday, and that’s coming very fast.”— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter. read more

  • Largescale illegal gun factory found on Sussex industrial estate

    A large-scale illegal gun factory has been discovered on a Sussex industrial estate, the National Crime Agency has announced.  Investigators responded to what was believed to be gunshots coming from inside what the NCA called a warehouse unit describing itself as a gearbox repair business on an industrial estate in Hailsham, East Sussex. Officers raided the building on Saturday night and found what they believe to be a “sophisticated” operation producing guns, of which the NCA has subsequently seized around 30. Three men found leaving the building were arrested and police had to use a Taser on one of them, an NCA spokesman said.On the weekend, two guns were found as well as ammunition, but further searches uncovered the true magnitude of the factory.Rob Hickinbottom, head of the national firearms threat centre at the NCA, said on Wednesday afternoon: “We believe we have disrupted a group involved in the criminal production of firearms, and as a result we have prevented a potentially large quantity of weapons from getting into the hands of criminals and being used in violence on our streets.” Police officers at Diplock Way industrial estateCredit:Jessup/Mitchell “Schools have been decimating their workshops over the past couple of decades and selling off equipment like this, but they’re perfectly sound to do the job, very accurate and very easy to use. “Every engineering workshop around the country that use shaping metal in their trade will have a lathe like this one. It’s used to to manipulate metal, make it rounded. “It would also be used to create the slots for bullets in the cylinder of an older, traditional handgun and would be used to form the barrel of a gun. “The milling machine – the machine on the right – would be used to very accurately create grooves on the outside of the gun. “Between those two machines, you’ve got all you need to create the basic shape and starting point of a gun.”  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. “We have found a range of machinery and components used in the criminal manufacture of firearms and ammunition from scratch.”We have found what we suspect are a number of handguns in various stages of production, as well as templates and metal for use in their manufacture.”Those are now being analysed by forensic experts to determine what category of firearm they fit into.”Mr Hickinbottom, citing operational reasons, said he could not comment on how the NCA were tipped off about the site, but told reporters at a news briefing: “Officers heard loud bangs consistent with gunshots emanating from inside an industrial unit on the estate.”The unit was an engineering workshop, with signage outside showing it to be a gearbox repair business.”The NCA believe the factory was producing ammunition as well as the weapons, and could not rule out whether or not the guns were in circulations.  Two police officers during the raid in Hailsham Three bags of bullets seized by the NCA The raid at the industrial unit in HailshamCredit:Jessup/Mitchell The NCA believe that the two weapons recovered on Saturday night had been made in the unit, and that the bangs heard inside were likely to have been the discharging of those weapons.Greg Akehurst, 29, of no fixed address, and Mark Kinman, 63, of Bramwell Mews, Hailsham, were both charged with possessing a firearm.Kyle Wood, 30, of Gratwicke Drive, Littlehampton, was charged with the same offence as well as possessing ammunition. The raid at the industrial unit in Hailsham Three bags of bullets seized by the NCA Police officers at Diplock Way industrial estate Two police officers during the raid in HailshamCredit:Jessup/Mitchell A source told The Telegraph no 3D laser printers were found in the industrial unit, but rather decades-old metalworks machinery typically associated with pre-21st century classrooms. Among the machines were a lathe and a milling machine, both used to manipulate metal. Phil Davies, a retired metalworks teacher who worked for 30 years in Cardiff, said: “The green lathe on the left-hand side of the picture is typical of the type of machine you’d get at schools back in the day.  The trio were remanded in custody and are due to appear at Kingston Crown Court on September 17. The NCA and Sussex Police officers have remained at Diplocks Way, combing the industrial estate for more evidence. Mr Hickinbottom added: “That search has taken several days, but during that time we have found what we believe to be a sophisticated gun factory. read more

  • Births and deaths are down but marriages are up in Q3 2012

    first_imgIRELAND’S BIRTH RATE decreased in the third quarter of 2012 by 6.4 per cent in comparison to the same time in 2011, according to the CSO.There were 17,985 births registered, a figure that was 13 per cent higher when compared to the same time in 2003.The results show there is an annual birth rate of 15.7 per 1,000 of the population, a fall when compared to 16.8 per 1,000 of the population in 2011.There were no births registered as being within civil partnerships in quarter three of 2012.Of the 17,985 births, 34 per cent were outside of a marriage or civil partnership. Of these, 20 per cent of births were to unmarried parents with the same address.The highest percentage of births outside marriage or civil partnership were in Limerick city at 56 per cent, while the lowest percentage occurred in Galway County, at 22 per cent.The average age of mothers for births registered was 32 years, 0.3 years more than the corresponding figure in quarter 3 2011 and 1.4 years more than in quarter 3 in 2003.The average age of mothers having their first child in the third quarter of 2012 was 30 years of age.DeathsThere were 6,825 deaths registered in the third quarter of 2012, a decrease of 1.2 per cent compared to same time in 2011.This represents a death rate of 6.0 per 1,000 of the population, the same rate as the corresponding quarter of 2011.For those aged 65 and over, the annual death rate was 38.3 per 1,000 of the population in comparison to a rate of 39.9 per 1,000 of the population for the corresponding quarter of 2011.There were 79 infant deaths giving an infant mortality rate of 4.4 deaths per 1,000 live births, an increase compared to 2011, which was 3.4 per 1,000 live births.Almost one third of all deaths in Q3 were attributed to circulatory disease, while a further 31.1 per cent were attributed to malignant neoplasms, 10.5 per cent to respiratory diseases and 5.9 per cent to external causes.Natural increaseThe natural increase in the population (births minus deaths) for quarter 3 in 2012 was 11,160. This represents a rate of 9.7 per 1,000 of the population, 1.1 per 1,000 of the population lower than quarter 3 of 2011.MarriagesThere were 7,765 marriages registered in third quarter of 2012, an increase of 227 from the number of marriages registered during the same time in 2011 and a decrease of 231 from the number registered in the corresponding quarter of 2003.Civil PartnershipsThere were 104 civil partnerships registered in quarter 3 2012.Read: Birth rate down by 2.3 per cent in second quarter of 2012 >last_img read more

  • Get prints of your favorite video game maps and classic computers

    first_imgArt does not have to be a confusing presentation all about the tragedy of modern consumerism in western culture. No, sometimes art can be cool and nerdy. Such is the case with these killer prints made by City Prints. If your walls are a little bland, why not spruce them up with a map of the original Legend of Zelda?In City Print’s new pop culture category, you can get maps from some of your favorite games and movies rendered in bold colors. There are classics like Pac-Man and Zelda. For the more modern gamer there is a striking map of the expansive world from Red Dead Redemption. Too new? How about Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (I’m particularly drawn to this one). The pop culture series also includes non-video game locales like Middle Earth and and the Simpson’s own Springfield.For some more pure nerd art, look no further than the circuit schematic prints offered by City Prints. See some of the most iconic machines in tech history broken down to the circuit level, then stick it on your wall. Neat, right? There is the original Apple I, the Apple II, Atari, Commodore 64, Nintendo (with controller and gun), and Sega Genesis.All these images can be purchased as 12×16 inch schematics and 12×12 inch maps prints. All prints are done on GPA 110# heavy stock paper and cost $40. If you want the print mounted and framed, that’s $180 each. The maps can be purchased with just the frame for $80.What I really like about these prints is many of them aren’t immediately recognizable as a video game map. Your guests might never guess that piece of modern art on the wall is actually your favorite Mario Kart track.Check out the City Prints pop culture and computer lineups. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY ZeldaZeldaPacmanGTA MapNES schematicApple I schematicVideogame maplast_img read more

  • Journée mondiale de leau une cartographie pour dénoncer les variations de prix

    first_imgJournée mondiale de l’eau : une cartographie pour dénoncer les variations de prixA l’occasion de la journée mondiale de l’eau, 60 millions de consommateurs et la fondation France Libertés ont invité les Français à prendre part à “une opération transparence”. Il s’agit de réaliser “une cartographie complète du prix du service de l’eau”.   Le prix de l’eau en France est très difficile à définir tant il peut s’avérer variable en fonction des communes. Le prix peut d’une ville à l’autre, être multiplié par sept. C’est ce que dénonce le mensuel 60 millions de consommateurs et la fondation France Libertés à l’occasion de la journée mondiale de l’eau.  À lire aussiRétention d’eau : symptômes, remèdes, causes, que faire en cas d’oedème ?Les Français sont donc invités à se rendre sur le site internet développé par OWNI pour compléter différentes informations à l’aide de toutes les données indiquées sur la facture que remet les services des eaux.  La directrice du magazine 60 millions de consommateurs, Marie-Jeanne Husset précise que “l’eau du robinet n’est pas une banale marchandise”. Or les prix ont augmenté de plus de 50% entre 1994 et 2009, prix qui découle du coût de plus en plus élevé des traitements que subit l’eau. De plus, le mensuel et la fondation réclament la mise en place de nouvelles canalisations. Selon eux, et d’après les chiffres du ministère de l’Écologie, les canalisations, vétustes, laissent se perdre un litre d’eau sur quatre lors de son parcours.  Le dernier point abordé concerne la consommation. Le journal et la fondation cherchent à inciter les citoyens à diminuer leur consommation et à les rendre plus responsables. Sur le plan international, Ban Ki-Moon, le secrétaire général de l’ONU, a déclaré que “le nombre de citadins n’ayant pas accès à l’eau du robinet chez eux […] est aujourd’hui estimé à 114 millions, tandis que le nombre de ceux qui n’ont pas accès à des services sanitaires de base est passé à 134 millions”.Il conclut en ces termes : “Réaffirmons de nouveau notre volonté résolue de mettre fin au sort des plus de 800 millions de personnes qui, dans un monde d’abondance, n’ont toujours pas accès à l’eau potable ni aux installations sanitaires dont ils ont besoin pour vivre dignement et en bonne santé”.Le 22 mars 2011 à 12:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

  • San Diego authorities raid three illegal marijuana dispensaries

    first_imgSan Diego authorities raid three illegal marijuana dispensaries Posted: August 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Authorities shut down three illegal marijuana dispensaries in Casa de Oro and Spring Valley today, boarding up the businesses and seizing their stock.Deputies and county code-compliance officers served abatement and search warrants shortly before 8 a.m. in the 9900 block of Dolores Street, the 1000 block of Elkelton Boulevard and the 500 block of Paraiso Avenue, according to sheriff’s officials.The enforcement actions “were the direct result of numerous complaints from concerned citizens,” Sgt. Matt Cook said.During the raids, the personnel seized over 140 pounds of marijuana, edible products containing the drug, paraphernalia, cash and business equipment. One employee was arrested and jailed on suspicion of illegally possessing and selling cannabis.The code-enforcement personnel secured the sites by boarding up all entry doors to the businesses, Cook said.In March 2017, the Board of Supervisors banned marijuana businesses in all unincorporated areas in San Diego County, though two existing medicinal- cannabis dispensaries — one near El Cajon and another in Ramona — were granted waivers allowing them to operate for five more years before closing.“The county anticipates continued compliance as we enforce the securing of structures without a permitted use,” Cook said. August 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

  • Grumpy Cat Cute Feline and Internet Meme Starlet Is Dead

    first_imgStay on target Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterA ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’-Themed Cookbook Is Coming This Fall More on’ Bub’s Genetics Reveal Key Clues About Her Unique Cat FeaturesA Cremated Cat Will Be ‘Buried’ in Space for the First TimeBobcat That Survived California Wildfire Gives Birth to Kittenscenter_img Grumpy Cat, the internet’s most popular grouchy-faced feline and viral meme sensation, has died at the age of seven.On Friday, Grumpy Cat’s family announced her death in an emotional Twitter post. According to her owners, Grumpy Cat had complications from a recent urinary tract infection and sadly passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday, May 14. Grumpy Cat was known for her distinctive features and personality, and had millions of fans worldwide after becoming a meme queen a few years ago.Some days are grumpier than others…— Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) May 17, 2019AdChoices广告“We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat. Besides being our baby and a cherished member of the family, Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world — even when times were tough,” Grumpy Cat’s family wrote in the Twitter post. “Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere.”#HappyBirthdayGrumpyCat— Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) April 5, 2019According to her owners, Grumpy Cat, also known as Tardar Sauce, has distinctive facial features and a small size due to feline dwarfism, CNN reported. In September 2012, the furball became an internet hit overnight, when the brother of her owner posted pictures of her “dissatisfied” look on the r/pics sub-Reddit. The picture’s Imgur page reached more than one million views in two days, while another YouTube video of Tardar Sauce generated millions of views as well.When Grumpy Cat met @carolkirkwood on @bbcbreakfast— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) May 17, 2019She is survived by her mom, Tabatha, and family members Bryan and Chyrstal.last_img read more

  • Balurghat gets first Passport Seva Kendra

    first_imgBALURGHAT: Balurghat people are extremely happy for the newly inaugurated Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) by local Trinamool MP and popular theatre personality Arpita Ghosh.Visibly overjoyed for the newly launched PSK at Balurghat Head Post Office on Saturday by Ghosh, locals have showed gratitude to her. “Passport is mandatory if anyone wants to go abroad for different essential purposes like education, medical assistance or holidays. Balurghat stands close to Bangladesh border and naturally the requirement for a passport is enormous. Earlier, people had to cover a long distance to Behrampur, around 300 km from here, for verification after online application. We are extremely happy to get the PSK. Our MP has done a great job,” said a local, Ranjan Sen. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA college goer Subham Acharjee said: “The newly inaugurated PSK will remove the initial hazards permanently. Our MP is popular for various noble tasks in the region during her 5-year tenure and the PSK is her latest gift before Durga Puja.” Notably, Ghosh inaugurated the new PSK in Balurghat on Saturday. It has started functioning on the ground floor of Balurghat Head Post Office. Inaugurating the PSK, she said: “It was a long standing demand of the locals. I raised the issue in the Parliament recently and received a green signal from the Ministry of External Affairs. This has been a festival gift from the MEA.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedInitially, an official including a staff has been deployed at the office. PSKs are extended wings of Passport Offices and it can cover the tasks of receiving applications from the applicant for the issuance of Passport and related services. It has been a part of e-Governance for the betterment of public services. The MEA launched Passport Seva Project in 2010 with best in class amenities throughout the country in PPP mode. According to a source, PSKs are responsible to issue Passport for eligible Indian citizens. Balurghat PSK is among such 223 PSKs running across the country. Eligible people have to apply for passport online. They will get information about their application status from the PSK. The verification process is also being done here and thus issues while getting a passport can be avoided. Within one month, they will receive Passport from herelast_img read more

  • In San Franciscos Big Oil lawsuit Climate Science Gets a Day

    first_imgSo what knives did the representatives of the state of California bring to this oil-fight? Here’s where style is interesting. California didn’t front lawyers. For the science tutorial, the municipalities fronted scientists—people who’d been first authors on chapters in the IPCC reports from which Boutrous quoted, and one who’d written a more recent US report and a study of sea level rise in California. They knew their stuff and could answer all of Judge Alsup’s questions … but their presentations were more like science conference fodder than well-designed rhetoric.For example, Myles Allen, leader of the Climate Research Program at the University of Oxford, gave a detailed, densely-illustrated talk on the history and science of climate change…but he also ended up in an extended back and forth with Alsup about whether Svante Arrhenius’ 1896 paper hypothesizing that carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere warmed the planet explicitly used the world “logarithmic.” Donald Wuebbles, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Illinois and co-author of the Nobel Prize-winning 2007 IPCC report, mounted a grim litany of all the effects scientists can see, today, of climate, but Alsup caught him up asking for specific things he disagreed with Boutrous on—a tough game since Boutrous was just quoting the IPCC.Then Alsup and Wuebbles took a detour into naming other renewable power sources besides solar and wind. “Nuclear would not put out any CO2, right? We might get some radiation as we drive by, but maybe in retrospect we should have taken a hard look at nuclear?” Alsup interrupted. “No doubt solar is good where you can use it, but do you really think it could be a substitute for supplying the amount of power America used in the last 30 years?”“I think solar could be a significant factor of our energy future,” Wuebbles said. “I don’t think there’s any one silver bullet.”In part, one might be tempted to put some blame on Alsup here. You might remember him from such trials as Uber v. Waymo, where he asked for a similar tutorial on self-driving car technology. Or from Oracle v. Google, a trial for which Alsup taught himself a little of the programming language Java so he’d understand the case better. Or from his intercession against the Trump administration’s attempt to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, protecting the immigration status of so-called Dreamers. “He’s kind of quirky and not reluctant to do things kind of outside the box,” said Deborah Sivas, Director of the Environmental and Natural Resource Law & Policy Program at Stanford Law School. “And I think he sees this as a precedent-setting case, as do the lawyers.” So here comes the crux of the thing—a question not of whether climate change is real, but whether you can ascribe blame for it. Leaning heavily on more IPCC quotes, Boutrous showed slides and statistics saying that climate change is a global problem that doesn’t differentially affect the West Coast of North America and isn’t caused by any one emitter. Or even any one source of emissions. Anthropogenic emissions are driven by things like population size, economic activities, lifestyle, energy use, land use patterns, and technology and climate policy, according to the IPCC. “The IPCC does not say it’s the extraction and production of oil,” Boutrous said. “It’s economic activity that creates the demand for energy and that leads to emissions.”If that seems a little bit like the “guns don’t kill people; people kill people” of petrochemical capitalism, well, Judge Alsup did start the morning by saying today was a day for science, not politics. Chevron would like you to know that it believes in climate change. It also believes people cause it by burning carbon-based fuel—the kind Chevron extracts from the ground, refines, and sells. In fact, Chevron believes all this so hard that today its lawyer said so, in a federal court in San Francisco. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change? Yup. They’re right.That’s not as up-is-down as it might sound; Chevron representatives have said as much before. The follow-up questions, though, will be the tricky part. Because what was at stake in that courtroom was not whether the effects of climate change—sea level rise, ocean acidification, weather extremes, wildfires, disease outbreaks—are people’s fault. It was whether a lawsuit could show that specific effects (floods) are specific people’s fault. Specifically, the people at Chevron.…and BP and ExxonMobil, because San Francisco and Oakland are suing those companies for money to build seawalls and other protective infrastructure. The idea isn’t just that petrochemical transnationals extract, produce, and sell the fuel that puts carbon into the atmosphere. It’s that they knew that was bad, kept doing it anyway, and cut ads and marketing that tried to convince people it wasn’t a problem.But before they could really dig into that, the judge in the case, William Alsup, asked for what he termed a “tutorial.” On March 6, he sent the lawyers on both sides a list of nine questions digging into the basic history and science of climate change (Number two: What is the molecular difference by which CO2 absorbs infrared radiation but oxygen and nitrogen do not?), with a special eye on sea level rise. Which is as odd as it sounds.Outside the usual procedural kabuki of the courtroom, the truth is no one really knew what to expect from this court-ordered “tutorial.” For a culture based in large measure on precedent, putting counsel and experts in a room to hash out climate change for a trial—putting everyone on the record, in federal court, on what is and is not true about climate science—was literally unprecedented. What Alsup got might not have been a full on PowerPoint-powered preview of the trial. But it did reveal a lot about the styles and conflicts inherent in the people who produce the carbon and the people who study it.The other petrochemists put forth Theodore Boutrous, an AC-130 gunship of a lawyer who among other things got the US Supreme Court to overturn the California law against same-sex marriage. Here, retained specifically by Chevron, Boutrous argued what seemed to be climate change’s chapter-and-verse. He extolled the virtues of the several IPCC reports, 2013 most recently, and quoted them liberally. Boutrous talked about how the reports’ conclusions have gotten more and more surefooted about “anthropogenic” causes of climate change—it’s people!—and outcomes like sea level rise. “From Chevron’s perspective, there’s no debate about climate science,” Boutrous said. “Chevron accepts what this scientific body—scientists and others—what the IPCC has reached consensus on.”Still, over the course of the morning, Boutrous nevertheless tried to neg the IPCC in two specific ways. One was a classic: He challenged the models that climate scientists use to attempt to predict the future. These computer models, Boutrous said, are “increasingly complex. That can make the modeling more powerful.” But with great power comes great potential wrongness. “Because it’s an attempt to represent things in the real world, the complexity can bring more risk.” He assured the court that Chevron agreed with the IPCC approach—posting up a slide pulled from an IPCC report that showed the multicolored paths of literally hundreds of models, using different emissions scenarios and essentially describing the best case and worst case (and a bunch of in-between cases). It looked like a blast of fireworks emerging from observed average temperature, headed chaotically up and to the right. It’s possible, then, to infer that Alsup was doing more than just getting up to speed on climate change on Wednesday. The physics and chemistry are quite literally textbook, and throughout the presentations he often seemed to know more than he was letting on. He challenged chart after chart incisively, and often cut in on history. When Allen brought up Roger Revelle’s work showing that oceans couldn’t absorb carbon—at least, not fast enough to stave off climate change, Alsup interrupted.“Is it true that Revelle initially thought the ocean would absorb all the excess, and that he came to this buffer theory a little later?” Alsup asked.“You may know more of this history than I do,” Allen said.But on the other hand, some of what the litigators seemed to not know sent the scientists in the back in literal spasms. When Boutrous couldn’t answer Alsup’s questions about the specific causes of early 20th-century warming (presumably before the big industrial buildup of the 1950s), Allen and Wuebbles, sitting just outside the gallery, clenched fists and looked like they were having to keep from shouting out the answer. Later, Alsup acknowledged that he’d watched An Inconvenient Truth to prepare, and Boutrous said he had, too.All of which makes it hard to tell whether bringing scientists to this table was the right move. And maybe that has been the problem all along. The interface where utterly flexible law and policy moves against the more rigid statistical uncertainties of scientific observation has always been contested space. The practitioners of both arts seem foreign to each other; the cultural mores differ.Maybe that’s what this “tutorial” was meant for. As Sivas says, the facts aren’t really in doubt here. Or rather, most of them aren’t, and maybe Alsup will use today as a kind of discovery process, a way to crystalize the difference between uncertainty in science and uncertainty under the law. “That’s what judges do. They decide the credibility of one expert over another,” Sivas says. “That doesn’t mean it’s scientific truth. It means it’s true as a legal claim.”Now things might get even more real. If a court attaches culpability for sea level rise in California to petrochemical companies, that might establish causation for a planet’s worth of damage, any disaster someone can plausibly connect to climate change. That’s wildfires, drought, more intense hurricanes. Attribute it to climate, and it could attribute all the way to fossil fuel companies’ bank accounts.Our Warming ClimatePredicting the degree of global warming the Earth will see has always been a matter of probabilities, but scientists think they’ve reduced the uncertainty of their models.Is Cape Town thirsty enough to drink seawater? Desalinated seawater, that is.How engineering earth’s climate could imperil lifelast_img read more

  • Knoxs knife DNA casts doubt on murder weapon

    first_img Sponsored Stories Sollecito, in an emotional 20-minute-long address to the court on Wednesday, said Knox was `’my first real love in my life, even if it was very late.”He acknowledged he hadn’t taken seriously enough the accusations at the beginning because he was too caught up with his new romance with Knox to grasp the severity of the situation.`’Me and Amanda were living the dawn of a carefree romance, and we wanted to be completely isolated in our love nest,” Sollecito said. `’It was a little fairy tale.”He said he has since been living a nightmare, and he struggled with his composure as he pleaded with the court to acquit him. “I hope I’ll have the chance to live a life, a life, because at the moment I don’t have a real life,” Sollecito said. “That’s what I’m asking you.”Prosecutors begin their summations later this month, followed by the defense in December.A verdict is expected in January.____Doug Esser contributed from Seattle.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Italy’s highest court ordered a fresh appeals trial, blasting the acquittal as full of contradictions and questioning failures to retest the tiny DNA trace in light of new advanced technology.A spokesman for the Knox family in Seattle, David Marriott, was seeking comment from Knox on Wednesday’s testimony, but he said she was busy with classes at the University of Washington and doubted she would have anything to say.The DNA evidence on the knife found by investigators in a kitchen drawer at Sollecito’s apartment has been among the most hotly contested pieces of evidence in the original trial and now in two appeals.Prosecutors have contended the knife was the murder weapon because it matched Kercher’s wounds, and presented evidence in the first trial that it contained Kercher’s DNA on the blade and Knox’s on the handle.But a court-ordered review during the first appeal in Perugia, where the murder happened, discredited the DNA evidence. It said there were glaring errors in evidence-collecting and that below-standard testing and possible contamination raised doubts over the DNA traces linked to Kercher on the blade, as well as Sollecito’s DNA on Kercher’s bra clasp. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober FLORENCE, Italy (AP) – U.S. student Amanda Knox’s defense got a boost on Wednesday when a new DNA test on a kitchen knife failed to conclusively prove that it was the murder weapon used to kill her British roommate.An expert witness testified that the minuscule DNA trace on the knife handle near the blade showed `’considerable affinity” with Knox’s own DNA.That confirmed what was already known from two previous trials: that Knox’s DNA was on the knife handle, identified through another trace.center_img No DNA belonging to the slain British student, Meredith Kercher, was identified. Previous genetic evidence on the blade linked to Kercher had been contested at earlier stages.Outside the court, Knox defense lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova told The Associated Press that the testimony confirms his contention that the knife was used by Knox solely for preparing food. “The report confirms that this is a kitchen knife. It is not a murder weapon,” Dalla Vedova said.Luca Maori, a defense lawyer for Knox’s co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito, said the trace’s very existence also indicated the knife had not been washed. “It is something very important,” he said. “It is absurd to use it for a murder and put it back in the drawer.”Prosecutors deferred comment for their summations, due later this month.Knox and Sollecito were convicted in 2009 in the brutal slaying of Knox’s 21-year-old roommate in the apartment their shared in Perugia, and sentenced to 26 and 25 years in jail, respectively.The conviction was overturned on appeal in 2011, freeing Knox after four years in jail to return to the United States, where she remains for the latest appeal. Comments   Share   Top Stories Quick workouts for men 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generationlast_img

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    first_img by The Associated Press Posted Feb 2, 2018 10:34 am PDT Last Updated Feb 2, 2018 at 11:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – Britain’s film academy has expelled movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, after suspending him last year over sexual misconduct allegations.The academy, known as BAFTA, said Friday that “following the suspension of Harvey Weinstein’s BAFTA membership in October 2017, BAFTA has formally terminated his membership, effective immediately.”The academy said that although it had benefited from Weinstein’s support for its charitable work, his alleged behaviour was “completely unacceptable and incompatible with BAFTA’s values.”Police in the United States and Britain are investigating allegations of rape and sexual assault against Weinstein, once one of Hollywood’s most powerful players.Scores of women, including well-known actresses, have accused Weinstein of sexual assault or harassment. He has been fired by the film company he founded with his brother Bob and expelled from Hollywood’s movie academy. FILE – In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. A lawyer for Weinstein called actress Rose McGowan’s claims of rape against the former Hollywood producer are “a bold lie.” McGowan details her allegations against Weinstein in her new book “Brave,” released Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File) center_img UK film academy ousts Harvey Weinstein over sex abuse claimslast_img read more

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