Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing brownface costume in 2001

first_imgThe Canadian PressA yearbook photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – his face and hands blackened by makeup – at a 2001 costume party detonated Wednesday on the federal campaign trail, instantly tarnishing the Liberal leader’s bona fides as a champion of inclusivity and tolerance and stopping the party’s re-election momentum squarely in its tracks.Time magazine has posted the photo, which it says was published in the yearbook from the West Point Grey Academy, a private school in Vancouver, B.C., where Trudeau worked as a teacher before entering politics.The photo depicts Trudeau, who was attending an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala event, wearing an elaborate turban and robe, his face, hands and neck blackened by makeup.“It was a dumb thing to do,” the prime minister said during an emergency news conference on board the Liberal campaign plane before taking off for Winnipeg.“I’m disappointed in myself, I’m pissed off at myself for having done it. I wish I hadn’t done it, but I did it, and I apologize for it.”Day-OAsked whether it was the only such instance, Trudeau admitted that during a high school talent show, he wore makeup while performing a version of Harry Belafonte’s “Banana Boat Song (Day-O),” although he didn’t explicitly say the makeup was dark.He also said he’s been calling friends and colleagues to apologize personally for the photo, adding that he expects to be making more such calls on Thursday.“It was something that I didn’t think was racist at the time, but now I recognize it was something racist to do, and I’m deeply sorry,” he said.“I have worked all my life to try and create opportunities for people, to fight against racism and intolerance, and I can just stand here and say that I made a mistake when I was younger, and I wish I hadn’t.”The picture depicts the now-Liberal leader alongside four young women – his hands draped over one of them – in what appear to be cocktail dresses, none dressed as elaborately as Trudeau. The report describes the photo as having been the subject of gossip within the West Point Grey community.Like wildfireWord of the photo ripped through the Liberal campaign bus like wildfire when the story broke, instantly changing what had been a convivial end-of-day mood. Staff members suddenly began talking frantically on their cellphones as reporters urgently called their newsrooms before snapping open their laptops.So-called “blackface” images have been a frequent source of controversy in recent years, predominantly in the United States, where last year a number of prominent state politicians were forced to apologize for similar yearbook images that surfaced publicly.But the image surely represents a crisis moment for Trudeau, whose political brand as Liberal leader and prime minister has been forged by themes of tolerance, inclusivity and racial harmony.NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who was taking part in a town hall meeting when the news broke, said it’s becoming clear that Trudeau’s public persona may not be an accurate reflection of who he is.“I think he needs to answer for it. I think he’s got to answer the question why he did that and what does that say about what he thinks about people who, because of who they are, because of the colour of their skin, face challenges and barriers and obstacles in their life,” Singh said.Real Mr. Trudeau“Who is the real Mr. Trudeau? Is it the one behind closed doors, the one when the cameras are turned off that no one sees?” Singh asked. “Is that the real Mr. Trudeau? Because more and more, it seems like it is.”The National Council of Canadian Muslims wasted little time calling on Trudeau to explain the “deeply saddening” photo.“The wearing of blackface/brownface is reprehensible, and hearkens back to a history of racism, slavery, and an Orientalist mythology that is unacceptable,” said executive director Mustafa Farooq, who later issued a statement thanking the prime minister for apologizing so quickly.Before he did, Green Leader Elizabeth May described herself as “deeply shocked” by the “racism” on display in the photo.“He must apologize for the harm done and commit to learning and appreciating the requirement to model social justice leadership at all levels of government,” May tweeted.“In this matter he has failed.”last_img read more

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VW Ford team up on pickups explore electric cooperation

first_imgFRANKFURT — Volkswagen and Ford say they’re forming a global alliance in which they will together develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups while exploring broader co-operation on battery-powered and autonomous vehicles.Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett said in a statement Tuesday that the first jointly developed vehicles could hit the market as early as 2022 and that the linkup would offer efficiencies that would mean stronger profits starting 2023.Ford would make the medium-sized pickups, one of its business strengths, as well as larger vans. Volkswagen would develop and build a city van.The two companies also signed a memorandum of understanding to look into co-operation on electric and autonomous cars and were willing to consider additional projects, but without taking stakes in each other.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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New Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrants

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand announced Wednesday that it is introducing tougher requirements for skilled overseas workers as it tries to control immigration numbers that have reached an all-time high.The changes come a day after Australia said it would scrap a temporary visa for skilled overseas workers and after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an order he said should help American workers whose jobs are threatened by skilled immigrants.New Zealand’s Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse said in a speech that the government was unapologetic that industries relying on overseas workers are finding it harder to recruit people from abroad.“We are absolutely committed to the principle of kiwis first,” he said, using an informal term for New Zealanders.The changes include new income thresholds. To qualify as skilled, immigrants will need to get a job in which they earn at least the median income. To qualify as highly skilled, they will need to earn at least 150 per cent of the median income. Other changes include a new three-year limit for workers with lower skills.Woodhouse said the changes would control the number and improve the quality of immigrants.It is the second time New Zealand has tightened its immigration rules in the past six months and the latest changes come during an election year, when many people have expressed alarm at the immigration rate.In the year ending in February, net immigration reached a record 71,300 people, equivalent to 1.5 per cent of New Zealand’s total population of 4.8 million people. That’s a big swing from five years earlier, when net immigration was negative as more people left the country than arrived.Part of the turnaround can be attributed to the nation’s healthy economy, which is growing at more than 3 per cent a year and is attracting back some New Zealanders who had moved abroad.The largest numbers of new migrants to New Zealand are coming from China, India and the United Kingdom. The South Pacific nation’s median annual wage is about 49,000 New Zealand dollars (U.S. $34,400). FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, New Zealand Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse, left, smiles as he interacts with refugee students during his visit to the UNHCR Tzu Chi Education Centre in Selayang, outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. New Zealand announced Wednesday, April 19, 2017, that it is introducing tougher requirements for skilled overseas workers as it tries to control immigration numbers that have reached an all-time high. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File) by Nick Perry, The Associated Press Posted Apr 19, 2017 6:41 am MDT Last Updated Apr 19, 2017 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrants read more

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A world first Women at the helm of every UN Regional Commission

UN News spoke to some of these women leaders, about the steps being taken to make Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5), on women’s empowerment, a reality.Latin America and the Caribbean: Alicia Bárcena For her part, Armida Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, or ESCAP, told UN News that while “significant progress” has been made in her region, economic and social inequalities persist.“Growing disparities in income and wealth disproportionately affect women, especially those in vulnerable situations”, she said, pointing out that “for every 10 men who are in employment, there are only six women working”.What’s more, she lamented, “women are overrepresented in low-paying jobs, with little social protection provisions” and “have less access than men to financial services and productive assets, including land, capital, and information technologies”.On the political front, Ms. Alisjahbana said that women’s representation in Asia and the Pacific continues to be low in comparison with other regions of the world.“As of 2018, the proportion of seats held by women in the national parliaments is 18 per cent, while the global average is 24 per cent”, she stated. “Addressing such gaps is not only a matter of attaining fundamental rights for women, but also critical to the inclusive economic growth and sustainable development of the region as a whole” Ms. Alisjahbana stressed.Western Asia: Rola Dashti UN Photo/Mark Garten | Oľga Algayerová, Executive Secretary for the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, known as ECLAC, detailed some of the battles her region faces, such as slow economic growth, high debt, a deterioration in quality employment and increased poverty.She sees these “long-term challenges” as threats to gender equality, such as “gender gaps in labor markets, the overload of women’s unpaid work, their limited access to credit and productive assets, and women lacking their own income”.At the same time, incorporating technological change “raises new questions about its disruptive effects on societies and especially on gender equality”.Ms. Bárcena pointed out that although their political participation across the region has risen steadily over the past few decades, women only hold 30 per cent of seats in the region’s parliaments, which is far below the parity-based target.“There is an urgent need to remove the key barriers hindering women’s participation in order to generate the conditions for the full exercise of women’s citizenship and autonomy in decision-making”, she stated. “To do so, it is important to achieve parity in the distribution of power, resources and time”.Proudly, she said that under her leadership, ECLAC has achieved gender balance among in senior management, adding “and I am now progressively pushing forward for achieving a similar balance at other levels”.Europe: Oľga Algayerová Photo: UNECA | Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary for the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).  Oľga Algayerová, Executive Secretary for the Economic Commission for Europe, called UNECE, told UN News that by appointing women as UN Regional Commission heads, the Secretary-General is making “a clear call” to ensure that gender parity is “a reality in our regional organizations”.“In the UNECE region, the political and economic landscape now looks far more balanced than it did some decades ago”, she asserted.Ms. Algayerová explained that as a women leader, she is especially sensitive to women’s situations and needs. And as such, she can be more persistent in searching for gender-responsive solutions and broad-based decisions “in consultations with women’s groups” and others.“I am often approached by women of different ages from civil societies, academia and governments, and I listen to their concerns”, she said.“Gender equality and the empowerment of women has always been very dear to my heart”, she continued. “In all my previous positions which I have held both in my country, Slovakia, and abroad, I have been a strong advocate for gender equality”.According to the ECE chief, meeting SDG5 means: ending all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls; valuing unpaid care and domestic work; and ensuring decent work for all.“It is a gigantic task, requiring urgent action and pooling all resources to eliminate the root causes of gender inequalities”, she argued. To address this, Ms. Algayerová flagged the need to measure inequalities and provide data to identify what drives gender gaps and why imbalances persist in all spheres of life at country, regional and community levels.“Only policies based on empirical evidences can be effective instruments to tackle the multifaceted forms of gender inequalities” she concluded.Asia and the Pacific: Armida Alisjahbana Photo: ECLAC | Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) ESCAP/Diego Montemayor | Armida Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Rola Dashti, Executive Secretary of Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), shared with UN News her view that leadership is “not a privilege” but a “responsibility with accountability”.Woman or man, an “all-weather leader” must work “in a responsible, efficient and effective manner to achieve the desirable goals”, she believes. Ms. Dashti expressed pride in that she could be “a good example” of women’s ability to “carry out substantive tasks and achieve the mission assigned”.Against the backdrop of an Arab region embroiled in conflicts, war, displacement and grave economic and environment crises, the ESCWA chief said this situation aggravates the already “complicated task” of meeting SDG5.She painted a picture of the existing problems facing women, “such as domestic and sexual violence; unemployment; and discrimination in public office” and recommended, “within the few years remaining until 2030”, as “the best course of action”, to “identify common priority areas” across Arab countries to help implement responses at the regional level that would “benefit all”.She assured that ESCWA places women’s issues “at the forefront of its work” and underlined that “despite gender stereotypes and cultural barriers”, the aspirations of women and girls “are attainable” with “self-recognition, confidence and perseverance”.“To every woman and girl, she concluded by saying: “Your horizon is your dream!”Africa: Vera Songwe Photo: ESCWA | Rola Dashti, Executive Secretary of Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). Being a woman leader in Africa is a “daily battle of assertion”, said Vera Songwe, the head of the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), who also noted that the challenges of being a woman leader in the region are no different than anywhere else because “patriarchy is common.”Ms. Songwe told UN News that the continent is seeing more and more competent women in leadership – in places such as Ethiopia, Rwanda, the Seychelles and South Africa – but that women still face obstacles, such as age-old false perceptions about women.“We must continue to lift more women up and speak for them,” Ms. Songwe said by email from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Working in the Economic Commission allows Ms. Songwe to work on one of her passions – empowering women economically. With the backing of traditional partners – such as the African Bank, the African Development Bank and the Regional Economic Communities – UNECA supports the African Women’s Leadership Fund, which aims to give greater opportunities to women entrepreneurs.She also spoke about the need to hire more women into the workforce and to mentor their process.“It is a challenging task but we believe achievable and we continue to work towards this end,” said Ms. Songwe. read more

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Ohio State football defeats Wisconsin in overtime 2114

Miller did, however, set up Hyde’s score with a crucial first-down run in the overtime period, and Meyer credited Miller for the run after the game. “I liked the way the offense just went in and attacked it (in overtime),” Meyer said. “(Hyde) got a big run, Braxton Miller ran like Braxton Miller. We got him in some space and then we pounded it in there.” Then the defense stepped in when Wisconsin, again playing before a crowd that had been muzzled by a Buckeyes’ score, took the ball in the overtime. The Badgers ran four plays, and no more. In his first game back since sustaining an injury in the Oct. 6 game against Nebraska, OSU redshirt senior linebacker Etienne Sabino stopped Ball for a 2-yard loss on third down. Sabino tallied six tackles in his return. Then Bryant, who finished with five tackles, stepped in front of Phillips’ 4th-down pass, deflecting it to end the game. Bryant was not made available for comment after the game. OSU sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby said the team accomplished its goals on defense. “We knew what they wanted to do and we had gone over in practice a lot of time the things that they do, things that they run,” Roby said. Roby also said he knew how the game would end if the offense gave the Buckeyes a lead. “We knew that if our offense scored,” he said, “then we were gonna win.” “The Game” between OSU and Michigan next Saturday is scheduled for a noon kickoff at Ohio Stadium. MADISON, Wis. – The dream is still alive for Ohio State football. The No. 6-ranked Buckeyes withstood a late rally by the Wisconsin Badgers and senior running back Montee Ball’s furious pursuit of NCAA history to stay undefeated with a 21-14 overtime win at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. OSU junior running back Carlos Hyde scored the eventual game-winning touchdown in the overtime period and Buckeyes senior defensive end John Simon tied an OSU single-game record with four sacks in the game to deny the hosts. OSU (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) will host rival Michigan (8-3, 6-1 Big Ten) at Ohio Stadium next Saturday. The Wolverines defeated Iowa, 42-17, in their final home game of the 2012 season. “I’m honored to be the coach of an 11-0 Ohio State Buckeye team, especially one that’s very deserving,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said after the game. We played great defense in a great environment and their offense, to keep (Ball) somewhat in check, I thought our defense did a fantastic job.” OSU hushed the Camp Randall faithful in the first half, taking a 7-0 lead on a 68-yard punt return for a touchdown by junior receiver Corey Brown late in the first quarter. Hyde added a 12-yard touchdown run on the Buckeyes’ next possession. Ball halved the Badgers’ deficit on a second-quarter touchdown run, the 78th of his career. The score tied Ball with former Miami (Ohio) running back Travis Prentice for the NCAA career record for touchdowns. The run was befitting of the moment – Ball loped through the OSU defense, shedding tackles before plopping down in the end zone in front of his peers in the student section. Ball would finish the night with 191 yards on the ground, but his Senior Day celebration came to a screeching halt in the closing minutes of the game. Wisconsin tied the contest, but Ball barely factored in the play. His time to score, which would have set the NCAA career touchdown record, came with just less than three minutes to play. On 4th down from the 1-yard line, Ball took a handoff and leapt for the goal line. OSU sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier met the ball with his head, forcing a fumble that was recovered by OSU junior safety Christian Bryant. “Once (Ball) jumped, I knew I was going to jump,” Shazier said. “Whatever was in my face, I hit it. It could have been him. It could been anyone.” Stunned silence swept across Camp Randall. Ball said his teammates and coaches encouraged him after the game despite falling short of setting the NCAA career touchdown record in his final home game as a collegian. “They just told me, ‘good game. Keep your head up. We all tried,” Ball said, “‘and no matter what, we’re all behind you.’” The silence was momentary. OSU punted the ball back to Wisconsin, which marched back down the field to tie the game with eight seconds remaining in regulation. Badgers redshirt senior quarterback Curt Phillips found redshirt junior tight end Jacob Peterson for the game-tying score. But then came overtime, where Hyde took the ball when OSU opened the first overtime period and scored on a 2-yard run. The Buckeyes defense then denied the Badgers – Bryant was there to break up a 4th-down pass by Phillips. The Buckeyes’ bench erupted and rushed the field. They will have the opportunity to play for the sixth undefeated season in program history, and what would be an undeniable achievement any year, but especially in light of the team’s postseason ban. With the win, the Buckeyes clinch the outright Big Ten Conference Leaders Division championship – the players wore commemorative shirts in the locker room after the game. Wisconsin is on pace for a third-place finish in the division, but will represent the Leaders side of the conference in the Dec. 1 Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. The division’s second-place team, Penn State, is also banned from postseason play. OSU’s defense held the Badgers to 360 yard of total offense, most of which belonged to Ball and the Wisconsin ground attack, which racked up 206 yards on 56 attempts. Phillips led a Wisconsin passing attack that accumulated 154 yards. He was 14-of-27 passing in the contest. The Badgers’ offense threatened throughout the second half, but the same cannot be said of the Buckeyes, which gained only 85 yards and collected a single first down in the second half. It could also be said of OSU sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller that, for the first time all season, his impact on the game was minimal. He was 10-of-18 passing for a pedestrian 97 yards. On the ground, Miller totaled 48 yards and did not score. read more

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Scottish clan gets first chief in 337 years after genealogist keeps promise

The Buchanan has believed for most of his life that he was the rightful chief as a descendant of Francis Buchanan of Arnprior, who was executed for high treason for his role in the 1745 Jacobite uprising and named by Sir Walter Scott as the true Buchanan leader. For centuries millions of men and women around the world have waited patiently for the rightful chief of their ancient Scottish clan to be found. But for the last 337 years no-one has been able to verify a claim to the title. That was until a genealogist promised his grandmother he would solve the mystery before he died. Now a millionaire landowner has been announced as the chief of Clan Buchanan which has been without a head since 1681 after the 15th chief John Buchanan died, leaving no male heir or arrangements for his title to be passed on.John Michael Baillie-Hamilton Buchanan, 60, who owns Cambusmore Estate near Callander, has been accepted as head of the clan thanks to the work of genealogist Hugh Peskett.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The 85-year-old, who famously traced President Ronald Reagan’s Irish ancestry in the 1980s, became a genealogist 50 years ago after his grandmother who was a Buchanan clanswoman herself urged him to find the rightful chief.Decades of genealogical work has allowed Mr Baillie-Hamilton Buchanan, now known as The Buchanan, to verify the claim of chief.  Genealogist Hugh Peskett The Buchanan with The Lady Buchanan and their son Bruce The Buchanan with The Lady Buchanan and their son Bruce The Lord Lyon King of Arms, the head of Lyon Court which regulates Scottish heraldry, has now formally upheld his bid to become chief. “We first approached the Lyon Court informally over 20 years ago and it has taken decades of genealogical research to back up our claim,” said The Buchanan. “I am honoured and proud that my claim to the chiefship of Clan Buchanan has been upheld by Lord Lyon.“Hugh Peskett has tracked down more than 12 chiefs and this is certainly very special for him because of his own family links.”The Buchanan first discovered that he could be chief after he was told of his family links by his father. Although he had never made a claim for the title, The Buchanan decided it was something he was keen to investigate.With his identity now proven Mr Peskett said: “As a clansman of the Clan Buchanan, it was absolutely fascinating to delve into the history and ancestry of one of the oldest clans in Scotland. My research took decades to compile and unequivocally confirms the chiefship claim.  The famous genealogist has traced many a rightful heir to Scottish clans. In 2003 a London banker ousted a farmer from his role as clan chief to the Oliphant family thanks to the work of Mr Peskett.David Byrne, president of Clan Buchanan Society International, said: “This is a day many of us believed would never happen in our lifetime so it is a time to celebrate for our members.“It has always been the goal of our Society since 1970 to keep the traditions of our clan alive in hopes that one day a chief would be named. Today we can proudly share that mission with The Buchanan for the first time in 337 years.”Clan Buchanan can be traced back to 1010 AD in Scotland, however it now has millions of members across Europe, North America, Africa and Australia.George Lauder McAusland, commissioner for Scotland and the UK of the Clan Buchanan International Society, added: “Clan Buchanan has members worldwide and having a chief for the first time in over 300 years will be an exciting time and a great opportunity to promote our great Clan to even greater heights.” “This is a historic moment for Clan Buchanan and I am truly privileged to have played my part. I believe my grandmother would be incredibly proud of what we have achieved.” Genealogist Hugh PeskettCredit: Geoff Pugh 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. read more

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Freed murder accused remanded on attempted murderrobbery under arm charges

Carlton Bourne, 23, of Norton and Chapel Streets Georgetown on Monday found himself in hot water again after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with three counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted murder.Accused: Carlton BourneBourne who was released from prison in March after being freed of a murder charge was not required to plead to the first charge when it was read by Senior Magistrate Judy Latchman which stated that on July 27, 2018, he wounded Tyrese Fraser with intent to commit murder.Another charge alleged that on the same day in question he robbed the victim (Tyrese Fraser) of a quantity of jewelry along with $84,000 in cash, totaling $377,000.It was further alleged also on that day while he was in the vicinity of East La Penitence, while armed with a firearm he also robbed O’Neil Hopkinson of $17,000.Further, Bourne was also accused of robbing Adrian McKenzie of an XR motorcycle valued $435,000 on July 19 while in the vicinity of Vlissengen Road, Georgetown. He denied all the charges when they were read to him.He was remanded to prison until August 27.Bourne along with his alleged accomplice, a former policeman, Elton Haynes, were acquitted in March of 2018 for the murder of a Whim Village, Berbice businessman, Winston Ragnauth, during the commission of a robbery in 2012.Haynes was subsequently arrested after the incident and reportedly gave a statement to the Police relaying the identities of the persons who were involved and the sequence of events that transpired during the robbery. Bourne was arrested one year later.A mixed jury in the High Court, after deliberating for two hours came back with a unanimous verdict of not guilty.The trial was presided over by Justice Sandil Kissoon. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLinden man charged with murder, attempted murder, armed robberiesNovember 9, 2015In “Crime”28-Y-0 charged with two counts of murder, armed robbery, break & enterJuly 13, 2015In “Crime”Sex workers accused of robbing Presidential guards remanded for robbing anotherOctober 30, 2017In “Court” read more

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HUNGAROMANIAN FINAL Furious CSM Bucharest demolish ZRK Vardar

← Previous Story EUROPE TO FIND NEW CHAMPIONS: Gyor beat Buducnost for the final! Next Story → POLISH FINAL: Easy job for Kielce – 1:0 CSM BucharestWomens EHF Champions LeagueZRK Vardar Skopje Amazing performance by Romanian girls led CSM Bucharest to the first ever Women’s EHF Champions League final in Budapest! The Danish coach Kim Rasmusen obviosly was highly motivated to show former partners from Macedonia, that he is a “little bit” better coach that one who got fired after only 28 days in Skopje last year. At the end, amazing Jelena Grubišić with 20 saves and easy Bucharest win – 27:21 (14:9).Slow attacks, poor shooting performance, weak defense with Anja Althaus in the middle and Leynaud between the posts, with brilliant Grubišić on goal on the other side, where the reasons why Romanian girls had 7:1 after 13 minutes of the match!The leading Vardar’s shooter Andrea Penezić was invisible with 1/6, and only Andrea Lekić could attack on the level necessary to chase the rival for the EHF CL Final.On the other side, Rodrigues (six goals), Gullden, Manea and Co. were concentrated to not let rivals to come back. Story last until 44. minutes, when Bradeanu netted on empty goal for 21:11. Everything else was just a question of time, celebration and dissapointment…CSM Bucharest – Gyori – Sunday 17.45 for the title!PHOTO: gol.mk. Filip Viranovski read more

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Découverte la junk food aussi addictive que la drogue

first_imgDécouverte : la junk food aussi addictive que la drogue ?États-Unis – Selon des chercheurs américains, la consommation de junk food, ou suralimentation, entraînerait rapidement l’addiction, au même titre que la drogue.L’étude, menée par deux scientifiques de l’Institut de recherche Scripps à Jupiter, en Floride et publiée sur le site de la revue britannique Nature Neuroscience, montre que la consommation compulsive de junk food, nourriture hautement calorique, déclenche dans le cerveau des mécanismes similaires à ceux entraînés par la dépendance à la drogue, du moins chez les rats.À lire aussiObésité : quels risques pour la santé ?Durant l’expérience, des rongeurs ayant bénéficié d’une suralimentation, c’est-à-dire d’une quantité illimitée de nourriture humaine riche en calories, perdaient le contrôle sur leur comportement alimentaire, devenaient dépendants au bout de seulement 5 jours puis rapidement, obèses.Lors d’une seconde expérience, les rats recevaient des stimulations électriques agréables lorsqu’ils couraient. Ceux “drogués à la junk food” couraient bien plus longtemps que les autres, un comportement prouvant leur besoin accru de stimulation pour se sentir bien. Ces rats devaient manger plus que les autres pour obtenir satisfaction. Enfin, lorsque les chercheurs mettaient en place des chocs électriques (désagréables cette fois) pendant l’ingestion de junk food, ils continuaient à manger alors que les autres comprenaient rapidement qu’ils avaient intérêt à préférer la nourriture saine, celle-ci n’entraînant pas de “punition”.Les chercheurs ont remarqué que les mécanismes déclenchés par la consommation excessive de junk food étaient similaires à ceux dus à la dépendance à l’héroïne ou à la cocaïne. Les niveaux des récepteurs de la dopamine baissent chez les rats devenus obèses et même si les résultats d’une telle expérience chez les humains ne seraient certainement pas les mêmes, on peut mettre en relation le fait que chez les toxicomanes, ces niveaux de récepteurs de la dopamine sont faibles. Le 29 mars 2010 à 12:39 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Premier gets feisty calls on employers to be fair to locals

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Feb 2015 – One day after being put on blast by former Premier Michael Misick and the TCI sees a warning from the current Premier to employers in the country to hire his people and pay his people. The statement is already being criticized as baseless and the country’s leader: playing politics. Premier Rufus Ewing in a press release yesterday talks about the boom in the economy thanks to the tourism and hospitality industry surging by 24% and then gets on the case of companies in that sector saying he is not satisfied, for example, that the level of growth is being felt in local businesses. Another point for the Premier, I quote him here: “…ensure that Turks and Caicos Islanders employed within your establishments receive fair opportunities for promotions and fair compensation, comparative to that which any foreign worker would have otherwise received had they been employed in those positions.” He said on the one hand there are companies hiring and fairly compensating natives, but to those which are not, the Premier leveled this warning: “This practice of overlooking my people stops here and it will no longer be business as usual. Moving forward, I will expect your efforts to employ, train, retain, promote and pay Turks and Caicos Islanders to be genuine, earnest, strategic and meaningful, and this expectation applies to all businesses, public, private and statutory.” The leader in the PNP Administration in that statement also claims that the unemployment rate has been reduced since they took office. The comments from Hon Rufus Ewing come one day after former Premier Michael Misick blasted the current PNP for veering off of the PNP Manifesto promises and losing touch with the people, and just hours before Cabinet revealed that a minimum wage increase starts on April 1, 2015. Magnetic Media asked the Office of the Premier to provide statistics on the unemployment rate in 2012 vs 2015, to provide the figure on how many jobs have been created in the private sector and to provide the number of jobs created in the public sector. Up to news time, that information was not yet issued. Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Related Items:employers, islanders, premier rufus ewing Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliamentlast_img read more

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Congressman Duncan Hunter helps local family fighting for survival

first_img 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 SettingsA local family is fighting for survival and they have the help of Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter. The family left Columbia 17-years ago after a terrorist group threatened to kidnap and kill their kids. Now, ICE agents are threatening to send them back, even though they were granted asylum 10-years ago.KUSI’s Dan Plante visits the family and talks to the Congressman. Updated: 10:54 AM Congressman Duncan Hunter helps local family fighting for survival Posted: August 2, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom, August 2, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Soy Growers Encourage President Trump to Prioritize Rural Infrastructure

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA), along with 17 state affiliates, signed on to a rural infrastructure coalition letter to President Donald Trump, encouraging him to prioritize the rebuilding of infrastructure in rural America.  As you are aware, our rural infrastructure is deteriorating, jeopardizing jobs, our agricultural competitiveness and the health of rural families, and past infrastructure initiatives have often focused on urban and suburban infrastructure, while not adequately addressing the unique needs of rural communities.Thank you to our state affiliates who joined us in signing this important letter.Click here to read the entire letter.last_img read more

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Crews douse bedroom fire in Camas area

first_imgVancouver firefighters doused a small bedroom fire Wednesday evening at 19419 N.E. 11th St. in Camas, just outside the Vancouver city limits.Crews were dispatched at 5:09 p.m. and saw smoke coming from the house when they arrived, said Capt. Kevin Murray, spokesman for the Vancouver Fire Department. The two occupants were outside when they arrived.The fire started in one of the bedrooms and was quickly put out. The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause and determining damage. Murray said that while crews were working on the scene, the occupants went back inside the house, delaying the firefighters.He urges families to determine an escape route, and, in the event of a fire, to leave the home and stay outside.last_img read more

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POLICE LOG for June 20 Theft At Wildwood Cemetery Motorcyclist Issued Summons

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, June 20, 2018:A caller reported a deer was struck by a vehicle on Church Street. Deer ran into the woods, but later return. Animal Control Officer noted deer was “not well.” (7:33am)2-vehicle crash with airbag deployed in front of Post Office on Church Street. One vehicle towed. No injuries noted. (7:52am)A Hathaway Road caller reported a chipmunk in her kitchen. (9:36am)Police received report that solar lights were taken from a gravesite at Wildwood Cemetery. (12:29pm)Police requested extra patrols in area of North Wilmington train station due to evidence of heavy alcohol consumption. (1:10pm)A Sandy Lane resident’s dog dug up a rabbit nest. Resident was given wildlife rehabilitators and told to leash dog for time being. (5:21pm)A caller reported he saw a black bear in the woods behind the softball field at Town Park (Aprile Field) on Main Street. (6:52pm)Andrew C. Camillieri (24, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle In Violation Of License Class and Uninsured Motor Vehicle. Camillieri was involved in a motorcycle accident at Shawsheen Avenue and Lake Street. (9:36pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 18: 2 Vehicles With Same License Plate; Statue Missing From Wildwood CemeteryIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 9: Man Peeing In The Woods?; Neighbor DisputeIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 20: Wilmington Man Arrested; Car vs. Tree; Concession Stand VandalizedIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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Netflix wont join Apples video streaming service

first_imgNetflix CEO Reed Hastings Ore Huiying/Getty Images for Netflix Netflix CEO Reed Hastings confirmed that his company won’t be playing a role in Apple’s upcoming video streaming service.”We want to have people watch our content on our service,” he said Monday. “We’ve chosen not to integrate into their service.”Apple is expected to reveal its offering at an event next Monday, but Hastings’ comments hint that the TV streaming market could get very competitive. Apple is trying to supplement its original shows by finalizing deals with networks like HBO, Showtime and Starz to license a library of already released content. (Note: Showtime is owned by CBS, CNET’s parent company.) Comments Tags Hastings pointed out that Netflix has already been competing with Amazon, so it’s used to rivals with deep pockets.”You do your best job when you have great competitors,” he said, but he acknowledged that sourcing original content is getting more expensive.He also conceded that it could be a while before Netflix enters the Chinese market, after an attempt to get in by partnering with a local company failed.”We will be blocked in China for a long time,” he said.Apple didn’t respond to a request for comment.Originally published March 19, 3:55 a.m. PT.Updates, 4:44 a.m. and 12:17 p.m.: More details added. reading • Netflix won’t join Apple’s video streaming service Apple will finally reveal its $1 billion-budget TV service 50 Photos Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Apple Reed Hastings Netflix Apple Internet Services Tech Industry TV and Movies Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Share your voice 3:09 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 2019 TV shows you can’t miss See All Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • 3last_img read more

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Annual Statewide Holiday Greetings Show

first_imgIt’s not to be missed!  The annual state-wide holiday greeting edition of Talk of Alaska is on its way.  Good wishes will be flying across the great state of Alaska, re-connecting friends and families and extended families in a two-hour wave of greetings. So make your list and get ready to call on the next Talk of Alaska.Download AudioHOST: Steve Heimel, Alaska Public Radio NetworkGUESTS:The People of AlaskaPARTICIPATE:Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send e-mail to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 if you’re outside Anchorage during the live broadcastLIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by e-mail, RSS or podcast.TALK OF ALASKA ARCHIVElast_img read more

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Obamas Alaska regs could cling long into Trumps term

first_imgPhoto by Liz Ruskin/Alaska Public MediaAs a candidate, President-elect Donald Trump said he’d liberate business by striking as much as 70 percent of federal regulations. Trump vowed to dump Obama-era policies and unleash the energy industry to produce more oil, gas and coal. It would seem like good times for natural resource extraction in Alaska. But Trump will find some policies easier to dismantle than others.Listen Now President Obama’s policies for Alaska are embedded in a variety of documents: executive orders, memoranda, agency action and formal rules. Some can be undone with the stroke of a pen.Consider the Pebble mine, a massive project proposed for southwest Alaska that opponents say is a threat to the salmon runs of Bristol Bay. Pebble spokesman Mike Heatwole said it’s unlikely Trump would want to continue the EPA’s efforts to block the mine using the so-called “veto authority” in the Clean Water Act.“Mr. Trump campaigned on halting and reversing EPA overreach across the country,” Heatwole said.Heatwole said he doesn’t know if Trump has specifically taken a position on Pebble but he said he sees no reason why Trump’s EPA wouldn’t just reverse course.“Certainly, the EPA’s preemptive actions against Pebble — you could probably call it a poster child in that regard, in terms of EPA overreach,” he said.Earthjustice attorney Tom Waldo also says there’s nothing stopping the EPA from making a U-turn on Pebble.“Yes, I think it’s entirely possible that EPA in a Trump administration may choose not to continue the process,” Waldo said.Waldo hopes Pebble won’t get the financing it needs to proceed, but if it does, Waldo points out Pebble will still need federal permits.“There are laws that protect the resources in Alaska and the United States, and there are procedures the agencies are required to go through in making changes,” Waldo said. “And we will be vigilant in making sure the laws are obeyed and the procedures are followed.”President Obama has issued hundreds of executive orders and memos that Trump can undo once he takes office, just as Obama did after his inauguration. But some of Obama’s Alaska policy is enshrined in formal rules, and they’re more firmly set. Among them are restrictions on predator hunting in Alaska’s national preserves and refuges, which opponents see as Obama intruding on Alaska’s right to manage fish and game, and Arctic drilling standards. The so-called WOTUS rule, defining which waters are subject to the Clean Water Act, would also have a big impact in Alaska.“It takes a lot of work to overturn a policy that has already been set by a rule,” said Tom Lorenzen, a Washington D.C. lawyer at the firm Crowell & Moring who used to work for the government, defending EPA regulations.Generally, when a president wants to alter or toss a regulation, agencies have to go through the same laborious rulemaking procedure it took to get the reg on the books, with notices, public comment periods and a lot of documentation. It can take a year or more. And then, Lorenzen says, whatever group that liked the rule as it was will likely to sue.“Well, I’ll tell you, I’ve been through two transitions: from Clinton to Bush, and from Bush to Obama, both inside the Department of Justice, and (repealing regulations) is not as easy as people might lead one to believe,” he said.Often, the administration prevails years later. Or never. Case in point: The Roadless Rule for national forests. President Bill Clinton’s regulation lives on, despite the Bush administration’s best efforts to gut it.  We’ll see if President Trump takes a stab.last_img read more

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Make TRS largest party in country Minister Prashanth Reddy

first_imgNizamabad: The first results of Kaleshwaram project will benefit Nizamabad district through Mid-Manair and about 72,000 acres will get irrigation water, said Transport, R&B and Legislature Affairs and Housing Minister Vemula Prashanth Reddy.As part of his two-day tour, the Minister visited Pochampad, Mupkala, Rajeshwaraopet and Rampur on Wednesday. He examined various development initiatives taken up by the government for irrigation. Also Read – School students take out rallies seeking justice for Harshini in Mahbubnagar Advertise With Us He participated in the TRS membership registration in Pochampad and Balconda constituencies. Balconda constituency membership registration in-charge Bapu Reddy accompanied him. Requesting the people to join the ruling TRS to make it as the largest party with highest number of members, Reddy said the party will be strengthened by the support of TRS activists. He reminded that Telangana State is protected by the TRS. Recalling that Andhra Pradesh ex-Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu had conspired to overthrow the Telangana government five years ago, Minister Reddy ridiculed that now Babu had lost his chair.last_img read more

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Back to the Future the Game launches this Wednesday

first_imgWe reported earlier this month that Telltale Games were releasing the Back to the Future game, based on the awesome film of the same name. Well we have some good news for fans itching to get hold of a copy as the first part – It’s About Time! – in the Back to the Future 5 part-series will be released this Wednesday (December 22nd), just in time for the festive period.The games will be available for PC and Mac platforms and fans can still get the bonus Puzzle Agent game free with their pre-order. Telltale also donates $1 to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation with each purchase up through the launch. The series will also debut on the PlayStation Network and iPad platforms in early 2011.For a bit of background story, the game brings the iconic Marty McFly, Doc Brown and the DeLorean Time Machine back together six months after the events of the third film, when the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley. Marty must go back in time and recruit aid from a resistant teenage Emmett Brown, or else the space-time continuum will be forever unraveled.Bob Gale, the co-creator and co-writer of the landmark films commented:Telltale’s Back to the Future game is the first videogame in the space-time continuum to be truly worthy of being called ‘Back to the Future.’This new adventure of ‘Marty McFly’ and ‘Doc Brown’ is true to the spirit of the movies and I couldn’t be happier about the great working relationship I’ve developed with the team at Telltale. Via the game, the player gets to explore and experience more about the history of our characters and Hill Valley… along with some very interesting alternate time lines. It’s a game for people who loved the movies, made by people who loved the movies. Read more at the Back to the Future Bloglast_img read more

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Happy Birthday Doctor Who Companion Karen Gillan

first_imgHappy birthday, Karen Gillan!Just 30 years old, the Inverness-born actor, director, and screenwriter has accomplished more than most people will in a much longer lifetime.Born and raised in the Scottish Highlands, Gillan moved to London at 18 to study at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts drama school. It was there she was scouted by a modelling agency (I mean, have you seen those legs?).Her passion for acting, though, ultimately led Gillan to television, where her career began with a series of guest spots in Rebus, Harley Street, and Coming Up.In 2008, she began a two-year stint on sketch comedy series The Kevin Bishop Show, eventually snagging a lead role in The Well, broadcast as a series of four short TV films, and later as a Web series.Gillan as Amy Pond, kissogram (via BBC America)Having acted alongside big-name Brits like Dougray Scott, Kate Dickie, and James Nesbitt, Gillan got her big break as the Eleventh Doctor’s companion, Amy Pond.Supported by her cousin Caitlin Blackwood as young-and-sassy Amelia, Gillan appeared in 35 episodes (27 of which involved the one-and-only Rory Williams) over two-and-a-half seasons.(Not including her meager part in series four episode “The Fires of Pompeii,” famous for also featuring future Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi.)Gillan’s resume is chock full of Who-related projects—from video games to shorts. But the last time she stepped into Amy’s miniskirt was in 2013’s “The Time of the Doctor,” in which the character turns up for a final goodbye to her Raggedy Man.Straight off the BBC Wales set, Gillan went on to star in the lackluster indie flick Not Another Happy Ending and American horror movie Oculus, which she followed up with a career-making turn as alien supervillain Nebula in Marvel powerhouse Guardians of the Galaxy. Gillan has barely taken a breath in the last nine years, and she won’t be taking many more in the future.Currently on a press tour for Jumanji remake Welcome to the Jungle, she has three more films (including her first feature as writer/director) on tap for the next year. Plus, she’s back in the studio filming the fourth (untitled) Avengers movie from Joe and Anthony Russo.That’s a lot for anyone to handle.“This is 30. It’s been a whirlwind trip to Hawaii for Jumanji promo and last night I jumped on a red eye to Los Angeles, fell asleep on this random piece of floor, and now I’m Atlanta-bound,” Gillan wrote in an Instagram caption. “Back to work on Avengers tomorrow! Doesn’t look like much of a celebration but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Truly it was a magical birthday! There was a cake at one point! More pictures to come. #abilitytonapanywhere #bestsuperpower”Raise a glass today to our favorite Scottish lass on her big 3-0! Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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