Source: Pew Research Center study , October 2011– War and Sacrifice in the Post-9/11 Era: The Military-Civilian Gap, 2011This post is part of a series of Factual Friday posts published on the Military Families Learning Network blog.
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MSK Prasad was trolled on social media when he said the selectors would have to look for alternatives if MS Dhoni did not perform consistently enough. However, the chief selector seems to be in awe of the former India captain’s commitment to the team.Dhoni, 36, had stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain earlier this year, after a run of ordinary scores. But he has since regained his mojo and been in outstanding form, slamming a hundred and four fifties in 11 innings. In the ongoing series against Sri Lanka, Dhoni remained unbeaten on 45 and 65 in Kandy as India clinched the five-match series with two games still to go.Speaking on the sidelines of an event, Prasad revealed how Dhoni had fought an injured back to play the crucial Asia Cup T20 match against Pakistan early last year.”While training at the gym late in the night, Dhoni picked up weights and suddenly there was a catch in his back and fell with the weight. Thankfully, the weight did not fall on him. He could not walk, he was literally crawling. He pressed the alarm bell, and the medical staff immediately came and attended him. He was taken on stretcher.””As I reached Dhaka, the journalists questioned about Dhoni and I had no answers. The game against Pakistan was crucial, that too, it was on a seaming track. So, I went to Dhoni’s room to know what the issue was. He said, ‘don’t worry MSK bhai.’ I even asked him what should I tell the scribes, and the answer again was ‘don’t worry MSK bhai.’ I asked him whether we should call for a replacement, and he again told me not to worry,” Prasad said.advertisement”There was so much pressure before a big match. The next morning I went to his room and he told me not to worry. But I felt things were not right. (As a selector) I couldn’t take Dhoni’s words for granted, so I called up the then chief selector Sandeep Patil and told him the situation. Immediately, Parthiv Patel was sent in as a replacement. By evening, Parthiv had joined the team,” Prasad said.Prasad, himself a former India wicketkeeper, said he went back to Dhoni’s room in the evening and saw the then captain was struggling to sit upright in bed. Prasad was unsurprisingly worried as the team management had to submit the final team list 24 hours before the game. But Dhoni assured Prasad he would take the field.Despite the assurances, Prasad had stated to panic. He went back to Dhoni’s room late at night to find the skipper was not there.”Fortunately, I went to the top floor and I saw Dhoni was trying hard to walk towards the swimming pool.”He was literally crawling. Dhoni said he was trying to walk. I was thinking how could he even think of playing when he could barely walk. Dhoni looked at me and said, ‘don’t worry, you have anyway got Parthiv without telling me. So, you are safe.”Dhoni, of course, took the field, and led India to a commanding victory over the arch-rivals. India even went on to win the Asia Cup a few days later with the skipper playing a stellar role in the final against Bangladesh.
Three years ago on this day, Mahendra Singh Dhoni dropped a bombshell on the cricket world with his sudden announcement of retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect.The announcement was made after India lost the four-Test series to Australia following a draw in the third Test in Melbourne. Dhoni, however, did not speak about his retirement at the post-match press conference or at the presentation ceremony and the announcement was only made later through a BCCI press release.Three years have passed and India have only grown from strength to strength under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Yet in the shorter formats of the gentleman’s game, the crowd can be heard chanting Dhoni’s name every time he comes out to bat.On December 2, 2005 Dhoni played his first match in whites against Sri Lanka in Chennai 12 years ago in a drawn Test.Since then Dhoni represented India in 90 Test matches, scoring 4,876 runs at an average of 38.09, hitting six centuries and 33 fifties. Dhoni was also involved in 294 dismissals, out of which 256 were catches and 38 were stumpings. Dhoni is the fifth most successful wicketkeeper in the format. He was indeed handed the captaincy after Anil Kumble left and he led the team to series wins in New Zealand and West Indies. It was in 2009 under Dhoni, that India became the No.1 team in the longest format of the game for the first time in history.He also guided India to Border-Gavaskar Trophies over Australia in 2008, 2010 and 2013.In 2013, under his captaincy, India became the first team in more than 40 years to whitewash Australia in a Test series. He also hit his career-best score of 224 during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Chennai in 2013.advertisementHe also has another unique achievement to his name. He is the only captain to win all three ICC trophies. He started with the World T20 in 2007 and then starred in India’s first 50-over World Cup win in 2011 with an unbeaten 79-ball 91 in the final against Sri Lankans and ended the game with a signature six over long-on to lift the trophy after 28 years.Two years later, he guided India to their second Champions Trophy triumph in England. The 36-year-old captained his country in 331 international matches from 2007 to 2016, the most by any. Ricky Ponting comes second with 324.He is India’s most successful captain so far with 178 victories from 331 matches. He captained India in 60 Tests, winning 27 and losing 18. In limited-overs cricket, Dhoni led India to 110 wins from 199 ODIs and 41 victories from 72 T20Is. Dhoni had a win percentage of 53.78.Many had felt Dhoni’s retirement from Test cricket would give him the much-needed breather.He had taken over as Test captain in 2008 and for six years, was in charge of all three formats for India. But Dhoni disappointed. India were embarrassed in the tri-series against Australia and Sri Lanka Down Under before bouncing back in the World Cup to reach the semi-finals.Subsequent series defeats in Bangladesh and South Africa (in the limited-overs series) underlined a poor year for India under the Jharkhand wicketkeeper.So Dhoni took a bold decision and decided to step down from limited-overs captaincy in January 2017. In 29 one day internationals he has scored 788 runs at an astounding average of 60.61. In the beginning of the year, Dhoni showed his class with a 134 against England with a magnificent 134.His record in Twenty20 Internationals shows the true class that is MS Dhoni. In 13 matches, he has scored 252 runs with an average of 42 and that too with a strike-rate of 138.46.
Read more Eden Hazard cameo underlines Chelsea’s need for extra source of flair comment Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action So, red, then. David Luiz does this kind of thing now and again. There has always been something zany about his bullocking runs, veering upfield like a dustcart on an icy incline, wheels spinning, horn parping, shearing off wing mirrors. Why he chose to do so here is perhaps more interesting.Antonio Conte suggested his player had been riled by Alexis Sánchez nipping at him from behind. The player in front of David Luiz might also have had something to do with it. It may have been a coincidence Sead Kolasinac was looming into view as David Luiz set off on his full body lunge. But the fact is Kolasinac had been outmuscling Chelsea’s right side all afternoon, to the frustration of Chelsea’s players and the home crowd.Several times Pedro simply bounced off Kolasinac in a sprint for the ball. Victor Moses, who can often overpower his direct opponent, had a poor game, unable to find space on that flank. Against Cologne on Thursday Kolasinac had spanked the equalising goal though Timo Horn with such force there was a burst of laughter mixed in with the celebration of some Arsenal fans. Here he did something similar, lifting his team simply through his controlled aggression and a basic sense of strength in reserve.Not that anyone should be getting carried away here. It is a familiar Arsenal trope to fight hard for a creditable point after losing their past two away games but there is still something significant in Kolasinac’s presence in this team. If not as an indicator of future Wenger glories – it is, after all, getting late now – then as a glimpse of something that has been missing for too long, an echo of chances missed, opportunities passed, seasons congealed because of a lack, among other things, of just this quality.Kolasinac is a fine player, a member of the Bundesliga team of the season last year. But he is above all a certain type, ambling about on legs that resemble industrial scale sacks of millet, great bulky elbows dangling at his side like a man carrying a pair of rolled-up carpets under his armpits, radiating not just power and willing, but a sense of cheerful optimism.Fans have always loved players like this. There is nothing quite like seeing one of your own walk out at some distant, prickly away ground and immediately barge his way through the toughest player in the opposing team. More to the point this is Arsenal, who have not had a player like this to admire in some time. Not least at Chelsea, where these frail late-Wenger princelings have so often been jounced and bumped off the park. Barney Ronay at Stamford Bridge Sportblog When Wenger signed Kolasinac he suggested the Bosnian might be “the strongest” player he has ever worked with, praising his ability to use his power “without violence”, bumping opponents off without conceding a foul. It is tempting, as ever with the world’s most stubbornly one-note elite level manager, to wonder if there is some sort of willed amnesia in train here.Instead Kolasinac represents something half-forgotten, a note of Wengerisms past, an echo of the powerful, hard-running players who characterised his best title-winning teams. Lauren, Ashley Cole, Nigel Winterburn and Lee Dixon were high-energy full-backs, a little nasty at times. Over time the Gilberto Silva, Patrick Vieira type steadily gave way to the dinky little Velcro-touch skill-gnomes of the stadium debt years, and after that to the non-specific midfield triers of recent years. But the best Wenger teams always had a notable physical power.The last really imposing Arsenal midfield player was probably Abou Diaby, who was also famously frail. Alex Song was a good fit, allowed to leave too soon. Granit Xhaka was supposed to add drive and ballast. Danny Welbeck in full flight can be a domineering presence but it is the easy power of Kolasinac that Arsenal have lacked.There was plenty of gristle in midfield at Chelsea. Both Cesc Fàbregas and N’Golo Kanté might have been Arsenal players had things fallen differently, minor cast members in the romantic comedy of Arsène’s fumbling almost-conquests. At Stamford Bridge they were pressed back before half time by Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey, who played as a genuine midfield pair, covering one another, not playing too flat or occupying the same space.It would be over-egging it to suggest Kolasinac’s aggression had an effect here, a contagion spreading in from his flank, but he was a constant driving presence on the left side. To date he has had more touches per 90 minutes than any other full- or wing-back in the Premier League. He has more assists per 90 minutes than any other defender. Only Moses has made more fouls among defenders.After the match Thierry Henry suggested Kolasinac should switch with Nacho Monreal and play deeper to harness better his exceptional one-on-one defending. But given the particular needs of late-Wenger Arsenal there is something hugely appealing about Kolasinac further upfield in this team, a stiffening effect, like a gust of warm air on a cold day.There are probably two things worth taking from this. First, Chelsea will find other opponents pressing them hard. All four Chelsea red cards so far have come from the same kind of incident, a player overstretching into a tackle under pressure. This may be a coincidence. But it is also possible opponents are steeling themselves to press and rattle and harry Chelsea, to match that high-energy pressing game, as Burnley and Arsenal have.For Arsenal it is far too early to interpret the spirit shown in the past two games as some kind of turning point. More likely Kolasinac’s fine form might just summon a note of regret, a sense of chances missed and seasons gone sour, that early-Wenger dynasty of strong technical football neglected in the mannered drift of the last few years. Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn One thing you often lose watching a football match on television is the sound levels. Not just the noise of the crowd but the noise of the players, a scale of collision and opposing force that means certain incidents, and indeed the careers of certain players, can have an entirely different register in the flesh.David Luiz’s red card against Arsenal on Sunday was one such case. Replays and stills will show a raised foot but really this was a red card you had to hear. So profound was the thunk of contact those nearby knew instantly the challenge went beyond necessary force and into the realms of dangerous excess. Chelsea Share on Twitter Share via Email Arsenal Arsène Wenger Read more Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Topics Share on Messenger Reuse this content
La deuxième vague de grippe H1N1 a débuté au Canada, ce qui signifie qu’une augmentation de l’activité grippale est constatée à l’échelle du pays, y compris en Nouvelle-Écosse. Depuis la réapparition de la grippe cet automne, 80 nouveaux cas confirmés de la grippe H1N1 et une hospitalisation ont été signalés en Nouvelle-Écosse. Il y a eu un décès lié à la grippe H1N1 en Nouvelle-Écosse, en juillet. L’activité du virus H1N1 a été la plus élevée dans les régies régionales de la santé Guysborough-Antigonish Strait et Capital. « Une augmentation de l’activité du virus H1N1 était entièrement prévue dans notre province au début de la saison grippale automnale, a dit le Dr Robert Strang, médecin-hygiéniste en chef de la province. C’est pourquoi j’encourage fortement les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner dès que le vaccin sera disponible dans leur région. Le vaccin est la meilleure façon de vous protéger, de protéger votre famille et de protéger votre communauté. » « Le virus H1N1 se propage partout dans la population en général, par exemple, dans les écoles, les épiceries, les garderies, les bibliothèques, et ainsi de suite. » Les femmes enceintes qui en sont à la deuxième moitié de leur grossesse, ainsi que les femmes enceintes qui souffrent d’une maladie chronique sont les plus susceptibles de subir des complications de la grippe H1N1 et de la grippe saisonnière. En raison de l’activité accrue du virus H1N1 en Nouvelle-Écosse, le Dr Strang recommande aux femmes enceintes de 20 semaines et moins qui ont une maladie préexistante de considérer obtenir le vaccin avec adjuvant. Il est également recommandé que toutes les femmes enceintes qui en sont à la deuxième moitié de leur grossesse (plus de 20 semaines) reçoivent le vaccin avec adjuvant. Les femmes enceintes en bonne santé qui en sont à la première moitié de leur grossesse sont moins susceptibles de subir des complications et peuvent attendre pour recevoir le vaccin sans adjuvant. Le vaccin sans adjuvant sera disponible en Nouvelle-Écosse à compter de la semaine prochaine. Le vaccin contre la grippe H1N1 sera offert gratuitement à tous les Néo-Écossais qui souhaitent le recevoir. Les dates et les heures des cliniques de vaccination à l’échelle de la province sont disponibles sur le site www.gov.ns.ca/H1N1/FR ou auprès du service Info-Santé 811. Cette campagne de vaccination est la plus importante de l’histoire de la province. Le Dr Strang demande aux Néo-Écossais de faire preuve de patience et de se faire vacciner lorsque le vaccin sera disponible dans une clinique de leur région. En plus de se faire vacciner, le Dr Strang rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de continuer à prendre d’autres précautions pour éviter la maladie : La précaution la plus importante est de rester à la maison si vous présentez des symptômes de la grippe, c’est-à-dire la fièvre ou la toux accompagnée d’une fatigue inhabituelle, d’un mal de tête, de douleurs musculaires et articulaires ou d’un mal de gorge. Lavez-vous les mains souvent avec du savon et de l’eau, particulièrement après avoir éternué ou toussé. Si vous n’avez pas facilement accès à de l’eau et du savon, il est acceptable d’utiliser du désinfectant pour les mains à base d’alcool. Couvrez votre bouche avec votre bras ou votre manche pour tousser et éternuer. Si vous utilisez un mouchoir, jetez-le immédiatement et lavez-vous les mains. Évitez de vous toucher les yeux, le nez et la bouche. Ne partagez pas votre verre, bouteille d’eau, cigarette, protège-dents ou vos cosmétiques ou ustensiles. Si vous croyez avoir besoin de conseils ou de soins médicaux, communiquez avec le service Info-Santé 811. Comme dans le cas de toute autre maladie, si vos symptômes s’aggravent, consultez votre médecin ou visitez une clinique sans rendez-vous.
QUEBEC – Canada’s Constitution has become a taboo topic among members of the political class in recent years — but it appears that’s about to change.The Canadian Press has learned the Quebec government plans to reopen the constitutional debate and will launch a vast coast-to-coast discussion in the coming months in the hopes of having the province’s distinct character officially recognized.While there is no timeline for the campaign, Philippe Couillard’s government hopes to create favourable conditions that could lead to the eventual reopening of constitutional negotiations and to Quebec finally approving the 1982 Constitution.To avoid the division and outright hostility that has characterized previous constitutional debates, Quebec’s approach will be essentially a pedagogical one, focused on dialogue, persuasion and understanding.Couillard has spent several years developing his thinking on the subject and drafting a 200-page founding document entitled “Quebecers: Our Way of Being Canadians,” which lays out the government’s position on Quebec’s place within Canada.The Canadian Press has obtained a copy of the document, which is expected to be made public in the coming days.When he became leader of the Quebec Liberals in 2013, Couillard — a staunch federalist — promised to reopen constitutional “discussions” with Canada in order to help the province “reintegrate into the Canadian family.”That goal appears to have been largely pushed aside — until now.Above all, Quebec hopes to break the taboo that has surrounded discussion of the Constitution since the 1995 sovereignty referendum, according to the document, which notes “Quebec and Canada seem ready for a paradigm shift” on this subject.According to the document, which is being released in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, any successful talks must include Canada’s official recognition of Quebec nationhood.It restates the famous “five conditions” for approval first set out by former Quebec premier Robert Bourassa in 1986: recognition of Quebec as a distinct society, limits on federal spending power, guaranteed Quebec representation on the Supreme Court, a constitutional veto right and increased control over immigration.“While the political and constitutional context has changed since (the conditions were written), they remain a concrete illustration of the constitutional guarantees which must flow from an adequate recognition of the Quebec nation,” Couillard says, some 30 years later.But while the demands may be similar to those of previous governments, the approach is expected to be radically different.The current government hopes to avoid the power struggles that characterized previous decades of Quebec-Ottawa relations by rediscovering the spirit of openness that prevailed between the two founding groups at Confederation, according to the document.“We must work to re-establish what Quebecers have always wanted since 1867: a Canada that accepts them for who they are,” reads one passage from the text, which was prepared by several people under the supervision of Jean-Marc Fournier, the minister responsible for Canadian relations.The coming discussions could also include the demands of First Nations as well as other topics.The government will promote asymmetrical federalism as well as “interculturalism,” Quebec’s alternative to multiculturalism which proposes celebrating diversity while maintaining a distinct francophone culture.While the dialogue could eventually lead to a new round of constitutional negotiation, that is viewed as an end goal rather than a point of departure.“The Quebec government is still determined that its demands may be eventually discussed and that we arrive at a win-win constitutional solution for all federal partners,” reads the document.To reach its aims, the Couillard government plans to build a “sustained presence” in the rest of Canada by participating in discussions with political groups, universities, business and social groups and by increasing its presence in both traditional and social media.As a sign of the coming changes, the government is expected to make some structural changes and create Quebec-Canada units in some departments to ensure they participate in as many activities as possible in the rest of Canada.
CALGARY – A Calgary man accused of filming women without their knowledge and posting their images to a Twitter account called “Canada Creep” is facing additional charges.Jeffrey Robert Williamson, 42, was freed on bail on Thursday after being charged with three counts each of voyeurism and publication of voyeuristic recordings in relation to three alleged incidents.But Calgary police say he was rearrested on Friday and charged Saturday with possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography.Investigators say they seized a number of electronic devices that contained multiple terabytes of data, including alleged child pornography.Police allege Williamson had been posting photos and videos — some shot up the skirts of unsuspecting women — and say the investigation is ongoing.He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.Police said the investigation began on June 12 after they were alerted to a Twitter account titled “Canada Creep” — believed to be based in Calgary — that was posting inappropriate photos and videos of women.A possible suspect was identified through a public tip and other cyber-investigative efforts and Williamson was arrested the next day and multiple electronic devices were seized, police said.A search warrant was executed at a home that resulted in an additional seizure of computers, storage devices and other electronics, they said.Investigators said the data on the seized devices included hundreds of thousands of images and they are trying to identify alleged victims.
Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Some background on the 2019 jury:Randy Boyagoda is the author of five books, including three works of fiction. His debut novel, Governor of the Northern Province, was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2006. His second novel, Beggar’s Feast, was nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize and selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. His most recent novel, Original Prin, was published in 2018 and was named a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year. He is the Principal and Vice-President of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto, a Professor of English, and holds the Basilian Chair in Christianity, Arts, and Letters. Boyagoda served as President of PEN Canada from 2015-2017 and lives in Toronto.Aminatta Forna is an award-winning novelist, essayist and memoirist. Her novels include Happiness, The Hired Manand The Memory of Love, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Aidoo Snyder Prize and Germany’sLiteraturpreis. Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages and her essays on society, politics and culture have appeared in Freeman’s, Granta, The Guardian, The Nation and The New York Review of Books. Forna is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a recipient of a Windham Campbell Award and was made OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2017. She currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.Aleksandar (Sasha) Hemon is the author of The Lazarus Project, The Book of My Lives, and The Making of Zombie Wars. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation, the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature, the PEN/ W.G. Sebald Award, 2012 USA Fellowship, and most recently 2017 PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Oral History. He teaches at Princeton University in New Jersey.Donna Bailey Nurse is a leading literary critic, editor of the ground breaking Revival: An Anthology of Black Canadian Writing and author of What’s A Black Critic to Do. A former member of the Toronto Arts Council’s Literary Arts Committee, Bailey Nurse has curated reading series in conjunction with the Toronto Public Library and the Art Gallery of Ontario. She is a contributor to Maclean’s, The Walrus and The Literary Review of Canada, and a columnist for The Next Chapter on CBC Radio. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star. She lives in Pickering, Ontario.José Teodoro is the author of several plays, including Mote, Cloudless, The Tourist and Slowly, an exchange is taking place. Teodoro’s play Steps was recently published in Playwrights Canada Press’ anthology Long Story Short. He has worked as story editor on acclaimed films including Hugh Gibson’s documentary feature The Stairs, winner of the TFCA’s 2016 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award, and Lina Rodríguez’s Señoritas and This Time Tomorrow. Teodoro is currently developing a book of conversations with Swiss-Canadian filmmaker Peter Mettler entitled Nothing But Time. He lives in Toronto.Images of the 2019 jurors are available on the media resources page at scotiabankgillerprize.caRakuten Kobo has generously donated a Kobo Aura Edition 2 eReader to each member of the 2019 jury panel. The Scotiabank Giller Prize requires publishers to provide digital copies of its submitted titles in addition to print books.This year’s longlist will be presented in St. John’s, Newfoundland in early September and the shortlist announced later in the same month at an event in Toronto. The winner is named at a nationally televised black-tie dinner and awards ceremony in Toronto in November.Submissions are now being accepted. The 2019 submission package including updated details can be found at scotiabankgillerprize.ca/about/submissions. The first submission deadline for books published between October 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are to be received by February 15, 2019.About the PrizeThe Giller Prize, founded by Jack Rabinovitch in 1994, highlights the very best in Canadian fiction year after year. In 2005, the prize teamed up with Scotiabank who increased the winnings 4-fold. The Scotiabank Giller Prize now awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000to each of the finalists. The award is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller by her husband Torontobusinessman Jack Rabinovitch, who passed away in August 2017.About ScotiabankScotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in the Americas. We are dedicated to helping our more than 25 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 97,000 employees and assets of $998 billion (as at October 31, 2018), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2019 – Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, today announced the five member jury panel for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the Prize.The 2019 jury members are:Canadian authors Donna Bailey Nurse and Randy Boyagoda (jury chair), Canadian playwright José Teodoro, Scottish-Sierra Leonean author Aminatta Forna and Bosnian-American author Aleksandar (Sasha) Hemon. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement
Community HearingsThunder Bay, OntarioWeek of September 10thSmithers, British ColumbiaWeek of September 25thWinnipeg, ManitobaWeek of October 16thSaskatoon, SaskatchewanWeek of October 23rdHalifax, Nova ScotiaWeek of October 30thEdmonton, AlbertaWeek of November 6thYellowknife, Northwest TerritoriesWeek of November 13thMaliotenam, QuebecWeek of November 27thRankin Inlet, NunavutWeek of December 4thBuller said that throughout the summer months the commission will be meeting with experts and continuing research into many of the cases of the missing and murdered women and girls. She also said they haven’t formally requested any further funding and an extension as of yet but plan on doing so to complete the work. Stating that further dates and locations for the Winter and Spring of 2018 hearings will be announced at a later date.For further information please go to: www.mmiwg-ffada.ca Tina House APTN National NewsThe lead commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women says she is excited to take the inquiry on the road to meet families and visit communities.Marion Buller recently released a number of dates that include community meetings and public hearings. The inquiry is also meeting with those considered to be experts in the field.“We are eager in fact we are excited about moving forward and this next step is rooted in the knowledge gained from meetings held across Canada and also from hearings held in Whitehorse last month,” said Buller.The head of the inquiry has been critisized by families across the country for not sharing enough with what the commission has been doing.Announced in late 2016, the five commissioners have only held one public hearing – three days in Whitehorse, Yukon.But some families are looking forward to having their say when the inquiry starts in the fall.“We all called for this inquiry to happen because this is still going on with our First Nation women still going missing and a lot of unanswered questions,” said Marlene Carter who has lost her entire family. “With this inquiry I think alot of us will have some sort of answers that we can still look forward to.”Community VisitsThunder Bay, OntarioWeek of July 31stSmithers, British ColumbiaWeek of July 17thWinnipeg, ManitobaWeek of July 24thSaskatoon, SaskatchewanWeek of August 7thHalifax, Nova ScotiaWeek of August 7thEdmonton, AlbertaWeek of September 5thYellowknife, Northwest TerritoriesWeek of August 28thMaliotenam, QuebecWeek of August 28thRankin Inlet, NunavutWeek of August 14th
Rabat – A group of leading members of the Istiqlal Party (IP) is calling on current Secretary General Hamid Chabbat to resign from his role as the president of the party.Amid the growing uproar among the members of the IP, a group of leading members of the party, including M’Hamed El Khalifa, Abdelkrim Ghallab,Yasmina Badou, and Taoufik Hjira on Monday visited former IP Secretary General Mhamed Boucetta at his house in Rabat to call for Chabbat’s resignation.As soon as the meeting ended, El Khalifa told Moroccan journalists that “the party members who attended the meeting stressed the need to urge Chabat to submit his resignation following his latest controversial statements against Mauritania.” Earlier this month, Chabat had stated that “Mauritania lays on Moroccan soil and it is a land that is purely Moroccan.” “Chabat should submit his resignation from the party’s general secretariat. The party members do not intend to humiliate Chabat by calling on him to quit the party, but just to resign from his role as the leader of the party,” El Khalifa added.During the meeting, El Khalifa continued, “the party members discussed the situation of the IP in the recent four years,” noting that “the members requested Boucetta to find a solution for the crisis the party is experiencing.”Regarding the party’s December 31 council meeting, a group of members expressed their support for Chabat and referred Karim Ghelab, Yasmina Badou, and Taoufik Hjira to the Committee of Arbitration and Discipline due to their opposition. “The meeting,” says El Khalifa, “was recently held to punish the members [who opposed Chabat].”In a YouTube video published by Le360 last week, Boucetta, who led the IP from 1974 until 1998, called on Chabat “to quit from the position he currently holds as the party leader.”
According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the volume of international trips by Chinese travellers has grown from 10 million in 2000 to 83 million in 2012. Their expenditure abroad has also climbed rapidly, increasing by 40 per cent from 2011 to 2012.In addition to urbanization and rising incomes, other factors such as the relaxation of restrictions on foreign travel and an appreciating Chinese currency have contributed to this boom in tourism.“With this sustained growth, China has become the largest spender in international tourism globally in 2012,” UNWTO said in a news release.In 2005 China ranked seventh in international tourism expenditure, and has since successively overtaken Italy, Japan, France and the United Kingdom. With last year’s surge, China leaped to first place, surpassing the top spender, Germany, and the United States. Both of these counties spent close to $84 billion in 2012.Other emerging markets have also increased their share of world tourism spending over the past decade. Russia saw an increase of 32 per cent in 2012, spending $43 billion, which brought it from seventh to fifth place in the international tourism spending rankings.“Emerging economies continue to lead growth in tourism demand,” said UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai. “The impressive growth of tourism expenditure from China and Russia reflects the entry into the tourism market of a growing middle class from these countries, which will surely continue to change the map of world tourism.”Brazil also experienced a significant increase, which allowed it to move from the 29th position in 2005 to the 12th position in 2012.Countries which have traditionally ranked high in tourism expenditure also experienced growth albeit at a slower pace than emerging economies. Spending on travel abroad from Germany and the US grew by 6 per cent each, while UK spending grew by 4 per cent allowing the country to retain its fourth place in the list of major source markets. Expenditure by Canada grew by 7 per cent, while both Australia and Japan grew by 3 per cent. France and Italy were the only countries in the top ten to record a decline in international tourism spending of -6 per cent and -1 per cent, respectively.
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OSU sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed dribbles the ball against UC Santa Barbara at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Ohio State AthleticsThe Ohio State men’s soccer team knew it was heading into its toughest match of the season. As OSU stepped onto the field at College Park, a place where coach John Bluem team has never recorded a win, the Buckeyes looked to hand Maryland its first loss of the season. The Terrapins would prove to be too much to handle, as they would go on to defeat the Buckeyes 2-0 on Friday night, handing OSU its fourth straight loss.Maryland attacked early and often in the first period and was quickly rewarded for its efforts.In the 13th minute, sophomore forward Gordon Wild netted his Big Ten-leading 10th goal of the season to put the Terps ahead 1-0.Moments later, in the 19th minute, sophomore forward Sebastian Elney was able to find the back of the net from 15 yards out to extend the Terrapins lead to 2-0.The two goals would be more than enough for Maryland, holding the Buckeyes scoreless through 90 minutes. OSU has not been able to get on the scoreboard in its last two games, being held without a goal for the last 243 minutes. The last time OSU found the back of the net was in the 27th minute against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Sept. 28.A big reason for the Buckeyes’ loss was a very poor first period, in which they were outshot 11-2. They were able to outshoot Maryland 7-5 in the second period, but by that time the Terrapins had taken their foot off the gas and protected their lead.Despite the loss, redshirt freshman goalkeeper Parker Siegfried had a solid night in net. Siegfried made six saves, giving him a total of 37 on the year through 12 games.With the loss, the Scarlet and Gray fall to 3-9 on the season, with a 2-3 record in conference. The team will now return to Columbus, where they begin a two-game home stand with matches against Oakland and Indiana.
Rumors have been floating around about an Alienware M14x and the M18x for a few weeks now and they’ve finally gotten too loud to ignore, at least for the smaller model. We first heard about the rumored M14x from a thread at NotebookReview Forums, which linked to another forum that has since been closed. The latter showed what was supposed to be an M14x next to the larger M17x as well as the M14x opened up. The M14x inevitably looks a lot like the M15x so an image alone isn’t that much help but we’ve included them for reference.Now Dell rumor site Dell-Labs has posted more information on what the M14x could be. They say to expect Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs, up to 4GB RAM, up to 750GB 7200RPM hard drives, and up to 256GB SSDs. There is no word on the graphics but they do say that the 14-inch LCD will be capable of either 1366×768 or 1920×1080 resolutions. It would pack a 64Wh battery as well.The system, if it ever sees the light of day, would fit between the small, light M11x and the relatively bulky M15x. The name doesn’t make it seem like the M14x would be appreciably smaller than the M15x, but with some design changes Dell could slim down the notebook and use some of what they learned with the M11x and deliver a powerful, but considerably more portable gaming computer. Just see what HP did with the Envy 14 or Lenovo did with the ThinkPad T420s…Sal’s ThoughtsSo far all this is very thin, but the rumors continue to come out. We know that the M15x model has been around for over three years and that we have yet to see the M15x R3 refresh (even though the M17x got one). So something is brewing over there. Maybe the M14x will take the place of the M15x? But then why shift that model while leaving the M17x intact (assuming an M18x is in the works)?An M14x would be a great place for Alienware to take put those new Sandy Bridge dual-core processors as well, especially if they end up being a bit much for the rumored M11x R3 refresh. It’s more likely that an upcoming M15x was delayed just to wait for the those new Sandy Bridge models, but we’ll see soon enough.
http://jrnl.ie/3220440 By Sean Murray Friday 3 Feb 2017, 8:47 AM Motorists urged to take care as gale force winds to persist today Very wet driving conditions have also been reported in towns and cities across the country. 11,662 Views It’s also set to be a wet one, with heavy rain forecast for today. We are set to get a reprieve from the windy conditions, however, with Met Éireann forecasting light to moderate breezes for the weekend. The scene yesterday where the Cabra Rd meets the Navan Rd in Dublin. Source: TheJournal.ieRead: Careful out there: Motorists urged to watch out for flying debris in high windsRead: There’ll be heavy rain today and below freezing temperatures over the weekend CAUTION IS BEING urged on the roads this morning and wet and windy conditions are widespread across the country.AA Roadwatch has advised that care should be taken as very wet driving conditions have been found in towns and cities across the country this morning, including Cavan, Ennis, Letterkenny, Longford, Navan, Portlaoise, Monaghan, Wexford and Galway City.Traffic incidents have caused delays across the capital this morning, with an incident on the Grand Canal eastbound causing tailbacks. An earlier breakdown on the M50 has been cleared, but traffic is said to be very slow between Tallaght and Firhouse.For commuters, a mechanical problem caused the 7.47 Bray to Connolly Irish rail service to be cancelled, but the company said customers would be accommodated on alternate services.Met Éireann issued two status yellow warnings again this morning, with gale force winds battering the west and north of the country.Winds just under gale force, at force 6 and 7, will be widespread in coastal regions across the country this morning, after the strong winds yesterday. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: AA Roadwatch/Twitter Feb 3rd 2017, 8:47 AM After a calm start to Winter a stormy day for the city with trees down across Dublin & a roof collapse in the city centre pic.twitter.com/q04iUG7xp8— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) February 2, 2017 Source: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter Share3 Tweet Email DUBLIN: Incident on the Grand Canal eastbound after the Clogher Rd jct. Traffic is busy through to Harold’s Cross. https://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) February 3, 2017 Short URL 2 Comments
La mâchoire du T-rex est bien la plus puissante de toutesPubliant leur étude mercredi 29 février dans Biology Letters, des chercheurs britanniques ont montré, à partir de modélisations informatiques, que les mâchoires du tyrannosaure avaient jusqu’à plus de 5 tonnes de pression par dent, ce qui font d’elles les plus puissantes de tous les animaux terrestres ayant jamais vécu. 3,5 tonnes au minimum : c’est la pression exercée à la pointe de chaque dent par une morsure de Tyrannosaurus rex, selon les estimations du Dr Karl Bates, biologiste à l’Université de Liverpool. À partir de données musculo-squelettiques provenant de fossiles de T-rex et d’autres animaux anciens, ainsi que de crânes de prédateurs actuels et même de données humaines, son équipe a étudié, modélisé sur ordinateur et comparé les performances biomécaniques de la morsure de chacune de ces créatures.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Résultats : l’homme, avec 70 à 100 kilogrammes de pression par dent, est un piètre ‘mordeur’ comparé à son contemporain, l’alligator d’Amérique (Alligator mississippiensis), lequel affiche lui-même un score 8 à 10 fois inférieur à celui du tyrannosaure, champion toutes catégories, qui développe de 3,5 à 5,7 tonnes par dent ! Avec son poids de 6 tonnes et du haut de ses 12 m, ce dernier était donc bien, semble-t-il, le plus formidable prédateur terrestre.Une découverte qui tord le cou aux hypothèses qui faisait de lui un charognard presque exclusif, certains paléontologues mettant en évidence – un peu vite – sa mâchoire ‘trop faible’…Le 29 février 2012 à 17:49 • Maxime Lambert
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews#TCIGeneralElections#TCIResults2016 Election Observer Mission reports to Press Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #tcigeneralelections, #TCIResults2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 16, 2016 – In a brief press conference, Rufus Ewing earlier today resigned as leader of the Progressive National Party. “I have made the decision to honorably tender my resignation as party leader with immediate effect.”A somber looking, outgoing Premier cited that among the reasons he is leaving is because the electorate has clearly demonstrated its decision for change and that he now no longer has a seat to be in the House of Representatives.It was obvious that Ewing was crestfallen but he spoke congenially of the election race and the voters’ decision to elect the PDM. “The Leader of the Party ought to be a person who is an elected member of The House of Assembly so that they can stand as Leader of the Opposition in The House of Assembly.”Dr. Ewing expressed support for the rebuilding of the PNP party leadership and said he is quitting politics believing he was there for just ‘a season and a reason’. “I never intended to be a career politician.”Rufus Ewing said he has congratulated the PDM Leader on their victory and added that he is proud of his accomplishments and accounts the devastating loss of the PNP at the polls can be attributed to poor communication of their strides; he said the PNP Administration has handed over a good foundation. “No I did not expect to be there, I knew that it was a tight race, and I thought that we had a good chance of winning.”Rufus Ewing appeared alone at the table in that press conference held at PNP House. Final seat goes to new opposition party PNP Change for Turks and Caicos, PDM is New Government Recommended for you
The American Soybean Association (ASA), as part of a larger coalition of agriculture and food industry organizations, sent a letter this week to members of Congress encouraging them to support the immediate introduction and enactment of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. ASA has a particularly valuable stake in global trade, as soybeans represent the largest American agricultural export.In the letter, the groups pointed to TPA as a critical tool in establishing and expanding trade agreements with foreign partners, without undue legislative and bureaucratic barriers. Specifically cited were the ongoing negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).The groups used the opportunity to illustrate the significant benefits of trade to the domestic farm sector. “As a result of trade agreements implemented since 1989, when the U.S. began using bilateral and regional trade agreements to open foreign markets to our goods, U.S. agricultural exports have nearly quadrupled in value and now stand at a record $152.5 billion (fiscal 2014),” said the groups. “During that period, earnings from U.S. agricultural exports as a share of cash receipts to farmers have grown from 22 percent to over 35 percent.”The groups also cited the impressive economic multiplier effect and job creation of farm and food exports, “Every $1 in U.S. farm exports is estimated to stimulate an additional $1.27 in business activity… Exports of $152.5 billion in fiscal 2014 therefore generated another $194 billion in economic activity in the U.S., bringing the total benefit to the economy to $347 billion.”“Every $1 billion of U.S. agricultural exports,” continued the groups, “… requires the full-time work of approximately 6,600 Americans throughout the economy. Exports in fiscal 2014 therefore supported over 1 million full-time jobs.”A full transcript of the letter and a list of signatories can be found here.
The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday endorsing a proposal to enact a 5 percent entertainment admissions tax to help fund a baseball stadium at Clark College.The proposal is an attempt to bring the Class A Yakima Bears to Vancouver.Commissioners will have a public hearing on the admissions tax at 10 a.m. Nov. 29 at the Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.The letter was signed by Tim Schauer, president of the GVCC’s board of directors, and Kelly Parker, president of the chamber.Schauer was one of 14 civic and business leaders to sign a letter outlining the funding proposal to Bob Richmond, president of the Northwest League. The league will have to approve the Bears’ move.In the letter to county commissioners, Schauer and Parker wrote that the community will benefit from having a minor league baseball team.“GVCC understands the Board of Commissioners’ concerns about increasing taxes in this tough economy. As the lead business organization in Southwest Washington representing 1,000 businesses, GVCC is cautious regarding any tax increase. But upon review and reflection, the GVCC determines there to be ample return on investment,” the letter reads.A 5 percent tax would be levied on movie theaters, Sleep Country Amphitheater, the Clark County Fair, professional baseball games and public and private golf courses.If commissioners approve the tax, a majority of the Vancouver City Council would still need to support it.