Quebec liquor board workers stage oneday walkout as pressure tactic

first_imgMONTREAL – Employees at more than 400 Quebec Liquor Corp. outlets across the province held a one-day strike Tuesday in a bid to jump-start contract negotiations.It was the first of six strike days their union has planned as pressure tactics against the Crown corporation.The walkout affected most of the province’s liquor outlets, but management personnel was used to keep more than 60 outlets open.In June, the unionized employees voted 91 per cent in favour of the one-day strikes that are to take place at the opportune moment.The 5,500 workers have been without a contract since March 31, 2017, but negotiations have been ongoing for 16 months.Previous talks took place in late June and last week and the union determined the resumption of the discussions Tuesday was a good time to launch the strike.“The employer has moved a bit on its demands but it is not withdrawing its demands,” union president Katia Lelievre told The Canadian Press.The issue of schedules and work hours is at the heart of the impasse, with the union saying the government wants employees with more experience to work evenings and weekends, which the union considers a major setback.“There is no lack of employees on the weekend,” Lelievre said.She said 70 per cent of employees work part-time and already do full weekends, while more than one-half of the 30 per cent of full-time employees work at least one day on the weekend.In a statement, the liquor corporation said the 60-odd outlets that remained open were staffed by managers.“The SAQ (the corporation) wants to simplify its work methods and is proposing solutions that will both meet its need for flexibility while responding to the union’s priorities and demands, especially when it comes to getting full-time jobs, ensuring the quality of schedules as well as increasing the number of guaranteed hours for part-time employees,” the statement said.last_img read more

Afghanistan Woman Beaten to Death For Burning the Quran

Rabat – A mentally impaired woman was allegedly killed in Kabul on Tuesday by group of angry men over accusations of burning a copy of the Qur’an.An angry mob armed with sticks, bricks, and stones beat the woman to death near the Shah-e Doh Shamshira shrine in central Kabul, local police told the Afghanistan’s Tolo news agency.The 27 year-old victim’s body, whose father said has suffered from a mental illness for 16 years, was then set on fire and thrown into a muddy river after she died, according to witnesses. The victim was lynched by the mob over accusations that she burned a copy of Islam’s holy book, the Qur’an. Her father told the police that her behavior was not intentional, since she was “suffering from mental illness.”The incident caused worldwide outrage. Footage of the attack has gone viral on social media. In the video, hundreds of Afghan men appear to beat the victim using sticks and bricks. Once the victim died, her body was carried to the banks of a river, set on fire, and thrown into the water.The Daily Telegraph quoted the Twitter account of a spokesman for the Afghanistan Ministry of the Interior, confirming that four suspects had been arrested in connection to the attack. read more

UN human rights panel opens annual session in Geneva

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson said in her opening remarks that thanks to its expertise and experience, the 26-member Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights has been able to provide the UN with useful recommendations on many issues.”The United Nations and the human rights community have long benefited from the expertise of the Subcommission in drafting human rights standards, increasing our understanding of new issues, and devising procedures for the protection of human rights,” Ms. Robinson said. “It goes without saying that to maintain its high standing the Subcommission must continue to meet the highest standards of precision and objectivity.”Among the issues on its provisional agenda for this year’s session, which is scheduled to last until 17 August, the Subcommission is expected to look at questions related to the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in all countries; economic, social and cultural rights and the prevention of discrimination and protection of indigenous peoples and minorities.The panel will also examine the administration of justice, as well as the rights of women, slavery, trafficking in persons, the rights of asylum-seekers, the right of return of displaced persons, terrorism, and the promotion of democracy.Created by the UN Commission on Human Rights in 1947, the Subcommission is made up of independent experts who conduct studies and make recommendations to the Commission. The panel is credited with spurring current worldwide interest in the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, and with leading a widening campaign to end traditional practices such as female genital mutilation that are harmful to the health of women and children. read more

Brock moves to improve at being gender inclusive

Brock University is moving to processes and practices that are more gender inclusive, in light of changes to the Ontario Human Rights Code that include protections for gender identity and gender expression.This week the University’s Office of Human Rights and Equity sent a ‘Gender Designations Memo’ to the Brock community that discusses how to sustain a culture that is inclusive and non-discriminatory.This follows moves by the Ontario government to change how it displays sex and gender information on health cards and driver’s licences, to ensure the fair treatment of people with trans and non-binary identity. Non-binary is the term often used for people whose gender identity is not exclusively male or female.The Brock memo directs all departments to review University forms and remove questions or data fields that ask about gender, if the information is not required. The memo also examines ways of being inclusive in situations where there is a real need to ask about gender.When in doubt, states the memo, help is at hand.“If you are struggling to determine whether there is a legitimate need to ask for gender designations on a University form, whether more inclusive options are possible, or whether accommodations are necessary, consult with Human Rights and Equity.”The Office of Human Rights can be contacted at or via their website read more

Berbice man who allegedly stabbed wife to death arrested on EC

Murder suspect, Ugan Kumal WilliamsAfter days of evading investigators, a Bath Settlement man who brutally killing his wife and left her body to decay in thier home was on Thursday evening nabbed at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara.His wife, Chandrawattie Williams was discovered on Tuesday evening by the couple’s teenage son. Her body bore several stab wounds suspected to have been inflicted by the suspect.It was reported that Williams’ body was found at about 18:00h in her Bath Squatting Area, West Coast Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) home.The dead woman’s brother Dharampaul Mohan told the Guyana Times that his 13-year-old nephew received a phone call from his father who reportedly told him to go to the house and turn on the lights. It was then that he made the discovery.Having found his mother’s body, the teen raised an alarm and subsequently saw his father approaching him with a cutlass in his hand. According to Mohan, his nephew ran over to his aunt’s house to seek refuge.Chandrawattie WilliamsThis publication understands that the now dead woman was constantly abused by her husband, in their 20-year long relationship.Court records even showed that Ugan Kumal Williams, also called “Shahrukh Khan” has been charged with assault of Chandrawattie Williams with the most recent charges being implemented last week.However, when the matters were called in court, his wife had declined to give evidence.The suspect had been before the court for allegedly for burning the house they once shared. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWCB murder…Hunt on for dead woman’s husbandSeptember 27, 2018In “Crime”Berbice man stabbed to death during brawl; suspect arrestedJune 18, 2019In “Court”Berbice woman stabbed to death, Police seeking husbandSeptember 26, 2018In “Crime” read more

Microsoft abandonne le CES dès 2013

first_imgMicrosoft abandonne le CES dès 2013L’année 2012 sera la dernière participation de Microsoft au salon CES de Las Vegas. L’acteur, pourtant historique de l’évènement, souhaite être désormais maître de son calendrier.C’est un vrai coup dur pour le CES, le plus grand salon électronique au monde. L’édition 2012, se tenant du 10 au 13 janvier sera la dernière de l’un de ses plus grands acteurs historiques, le géant Microsoft. L’entreprise a décidé de se retirer de l’évènement dès l’année prochaine indique ZDNet.Steve Ballmer, PDG du groupe, tiendra donc sa dernière keynote inaugurale le 9 janvier 2012. Cette présentation donnait traditionnellement le coup d’envoi du salon. Mais il va falloir oublier les coutumes, comme le résume bien Franck Shaw, vice-président de la communication corporate de Microsoft: “Nous n’aurons plus de keynote et de stand après cette édition parce que nos échéances pour les nouveautés produits ne correspondent pas avec la période du salon en janvier.”C’est donc bien une politique de calendrier qui pousse l’éditeur à se retirer de cette grande messe du high-tech. La firme souhaite désormais rester maître de son agenda et de ses annonces. Une décision qui rappelle celle d’Apple en janvier 2009 qui avait tenu son dernier keynote à Macworld, le plus grand salon dédié à la Pomme. L’entreprise s’est progressivement retiré de tous les évènements indépendants pour lancer ces annonces quand bon lui semble, et non plus à des dates imposées.À lire aussiWindows 8 : Microsoft annonce 40 millions de licences venduesMicrosoft revoit entièrement sa communication, imitant celle de son concurrent. En 2013, les apparitions de Microsoft se limiteront à des rencontres avec le grand public, dans des salons ouverts à tous. L’entreprise mise aussi sur les réseaux sociaux et le web pour assurer un relais de son information.De son côté, la Consumer Electronics Association, qui organise le CES, garde la tête haute et déclare qu’elle souhaite le meilleur à Microsoft et que de nombreux exposants sont désormais intéressés par l’emplacement de premier choix qu’il abandonne.Le 23 décembre 2011 à 10:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Shine MSD Change the Ref host inaugural event in Parkland

first_imgPARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – Families and residents in Parkland came together to help foster change after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Shine MSD and Change the Ref, two organizations that formed in the wake of the Feb. 14 massacre, hosted a joint inaugural event at Pine Trail Park, Sunday.The event, called Actions for Change Food and Music Festival, encouraged people to vote and to get involved politically.Doug Zeif, whose child survived the shooting, said it’s important to support the students who are calling for change.“This is an amazing opportunity for us to have their voices continue to be heard,” he said. “They’ve captured America’s attention, and it’s really important right now that we keep our foot on the gas pedal on this movement that these kids have started and continue these efforts to get people registered to vote.”Thousands of people attended as well as several bands and musicians who supported the cause.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Vijay Mallya moves Supreme Court seeking stay on confiscation of

first_imgNew Delhi: Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the confiscation of properties owned by him and his relatives. In his plea Mallya has said that he wanted attachment of only those properties related to Kingfisher Airlines facing cases of alleged irregularities. The matter is listed for hearing on July 29 before the apex court. Also Read – Shashi Tharoor accepts Modi’s language challenge Advertise With Us A consortium of banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) had in 2016 filed a petition in the Supreme Court against Mallya for his failure to repay the loan amount of more than Rs 8000 crore to various banks. Mallya had allegedly failed to pay dues to more than 15 banks. The liquor tycoon had taken loans in order to pay dues of his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines. Also Read – HC declines protection to Shivakumar from arrest Advertise With Us The consortium of banks had urged the court to direct Mallya to return to India and repay the loan. On July 11, the Bombay High Court had dismissed Mallya’s plea seeking stay on the procedure for the confiscation of his properties by government agencies. Mallya had fled India in March 2016 and has been living in the United Kingdom since then.last_img read more

Festive demand for gold slumps despite jewellers promising good deals

first_imgFestive demand for gold in India got off to a tepid start, with local prices still at a heavy discount to the global benchmark, a bad sign for a period when buying is typically strong.Though sales picked up this week with the onset of the festival season, demand was lower than usual, retailers said, even as jewellers splashed newspapers across the country with ads promising good deals and discounts.Following the nine-day Hindu festival of Navratri, India celebrates Dussehra on Thursday, when buying of gold jewellery, coins or bars is considered auspicious.The fourth quarter is typically a strong period for gold purchases in India, the world’s second biggest bullion consumer, due to festivals and weddings.”This year fewer customers are visiting our showrooms compared to last year,” said Tanya Rastogi, a director at Lala Jugal Kishore Jewellers in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.”For the last two to three years, gold has been giving negative returns. It has badly affected investment demand,” Rastogi said.Still, next month India will celebrate Dhanteras and Diwali, when demand could improve, she added.Global gold prices are on track to post their third straight annual loss this year, already down nearly 40 percent since hitting a record high in 2011.Dealers in India were offering a discount of $8 to $12 an ounce this week, compared to $7 to $11 last week.Demand from rural areas has been hit particularly hard as farmers suffer from the first back-to-back drought in India in three decades.Two-thirds of gold demand in India comes from farmers and residents of small villages who see jewellery as way to store wealth. But lower-than-normal monsoon rainfall this year due to El Nino weather pattern has eroded rural incomes.”Demand from rural areas has moderated due to drought. Jewellers from the countryside made thin purchases in the last few weeks,” said a Mumbai-based dealer with a private bank.Elsewhere in Asia, demand remained lacklustre. In top consumer China, prices on the Shanghai Gold Exchange ticked up to a premium from a small discount late last week, though dealers at bullion banks said physical buying wasn’t strong.”Demand is very sluggish,” said Ronald Leung, chief dealer at Lee Cheong Gold Dealers Ltd in Hong Kong, adding that a strong dollar and a recent price rally was hurting demand.In Hong Kong this week, premiums dropped to 80 to 90 cents an ounce, from $1.20-$1.30 last week.last_img read more

Where DC Kids Can Get Free Summer Meals

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comAccording to the Capital Area Food Bank, 641,000 D.C. residents are at risk or currently experience hunger and 200,000 of them are children.  Many low-income Washingtonians can count on their children’s school to feed them throughout the school year. However, with school out for the summer, D.C. organizations are making a concerted effort to remind residents there are places for people under the age of 18 to receive free meals.The District ranked first in ensuring children had access to meals when school is out, according to a report on Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation.The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), known in the District as the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program (DC FSMP), provides food to children 18 and under in low-income areas.  Low-income areas are neighborhoods where 50 percent or more of the households receive free and reduced priced meals during the school year.In agreement with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), during the summer, the Department of Parks and Recreation oversees sites for children to participate in the DC FMSP.  The locations include participating schools, recreation centers, public libraries, faith-based organizations, Housing Authority locations and day care centers.In addition, organizations like D.C. Hunger Solutions, which works to eradicate hunger in the District, are also working to supplement meals.  D.C. Hunger Solutions teamed with Arcadia Mobile Market, which provides food insecure communities with fresh-locally grown produce year round, to go to DC FMSP sites and offer fresh meals at various locations.As the summer continues, D.C. Public Schools, D.C. Hunger Solutions and the USDA SFSP are all reminding Washingtonians through social media about the importance of taking advantage of the free meals.Free breakfast and lunch is available to all children ages 18 and younger across the city all summer long! Find your nearest school site with dates and meal times with the DC Summer Food Finder tool at #Meals4DCKids— DC Public Schools (@dcpublicschools) July 9, 2018For more information on where to access free meals, residents are encouraged to visit,,, and read more

Twilight Princess HDs new dungeon can only be unlocked with an Amiibo

first_imgNintendo is adding a new dungeon to The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess HD. However, in order to unlock it, you’ll need to have purchased the Wolf Link Amiibo.This bit of information (which has since been removed) was discovered on a product listing for the game on Amazon France by NeoGAF and Nintendo Insider. Amazon France has been pretty spot on with these sort of leaks in the past so I’m going to go on and say that this news is legit.The new dungeon will be called “The Twilight Cave.” Aside from its name, however, we don’t know much else. Will it be a large or small dungeon? Can it be purchased separately as DLC from the Wii U eShop? The toy itself will be sold in bundles for the game, and separately as well. In addition to unlocking a cave in Twilight Princess, the Amiibo saves data that can be used for the upcoming Wii U Legend of Zelda title. How that data will be used is unknown at the moment.The product listing also has other info which has yet to be officially announced by Nintendo. The Link, Toon Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, and Sheik Amiibo can be used in the game to help players replenish health and arrows. The game will also have a new Hero Mode as well, though this one can be played from the outset with no need for it to be unlocked. The game’s inventory has been moved to the Wii U gamepad. And of course, the game has been given enhanced graphics.The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is being developed by Australian studio, Tantalus. It will be available on March 4 in North America and Europe and on March 10 in Japan. There will be a bundle that comes with the game, Wolf Link Amiibo, and soundtrack.last_img read more

Inspired by the iPad

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read April 15, 2010 This story appears in the May 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Apple’s January announcement of its new tablet computing device triggered a full-on sprint among application developers, giving them 66 days to adapt their successful apps from the desktop or the mobile phone to the iPad, a tablet PC, if they wanted to be on-screen for the iPad’s April launch date. For The Omni Group, it represented the opportunity of a lifetime.”It’s the first platform that really has made sense for our applications,” says founder and CEO Ken Case.The group is the Seattle software developer behind the Omni web browser for the Mac and popular productivity applications OmniFocus, OmniGraffle and OmniGraphSketcher. The firm has five productivity apps for the Mac, but only one–OmniFocus, a self-organization app that Case calls “a to-do list on steroids”–has been available for the iPhone. That’s because its other apps, such as OmniGraffle, a diagramming and website mock-up program, wouldn’t have translated well to the small iPhone screen. The roughly 9.5-inch-by-7.5-inch iPad changes all that.”It’s clear that this is the direction computing devices are going in,” Case says. “Touching a screen to push text and scroll the screen is a much more natural way.” Having business-focused apps ready by the iPad’s launch date “is our chance to get in on that future, and the extra visibility that comes with it,” he says.Adapting apps for the iPad after working on the iPhone and Mac was made simpler by the fact that some of the operating system underpinnings are the same as the Mac’s, and some of the programming layer elements and APIs are the same as the iPhone’s. But one fact made the job harder: “With the iPhone, we had our hands on one for a year, but we didn’t have an iPad in our hands, and Apple couldn’t guarantee us we’d test one before launch day,” Case says.He had one-half to two-thirds of his staff working on adapting OmniFocus and OmniGraffle for the iPad. But he says the overtime was worth it. “We want to put all five of our apps on this platform, but inspired by the iPad, we now have ideas for at least five more.”  Register Now »last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more June 6, 2011 – TeraRecon Inc. highlighted integration and interconnectivity of the iNtuition enterprise advanced visualization solution to imaging and informatics professionals assembled for the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), June 2-5, 2011. iNtuition has previously been integrated to all major PACS solutions via its open integration interface with command-line and URL launch options for the iNtuition Client, which also allows seamless integration to other healthcare informatics systems, including radiology informaqtion systems (RIS) and electronic medical records (EMR). At SIIM 2011, new enhancements now enable the same level of integration for iNtuition deployments via the Virtual Client Concentrator (VCC), which enables fully browser-based operation of the entire suite of iNtuition thin-client advanced visualization tools, simplifying enterprise management of client machines.Since integrated, browser-based deployments are now possible, this technology can be leveraged not only from an in-house iNtuition deployment, but also with integration to iNtuition Cloud, removing the need for in-house hardware.iNtuition has long featured technology for scalability across multiple servers and sites, such as Mutual Awareness. At SIIM 2011, new features are introduced which enable cross-deployment between in-house iNtuition solutions, Private Cloud deployments based on VCC and the internet-based iNtuition Cloud service offering.New Reverse Upload technology makes possible the return of DICOM results created in the Cloud to an in-house PACS and allows complete integration of the iNtuition Cloud service into the diagnostic workflow.SIIM 2011 features a variety of imaging informatics learning tracks, many of which are directly addressed by iNtuition technology:1. Interoperability and integration – iNtuition features server-side DICOM integration, client-side integration via command line, URL or browser-based launch. Quantitative Imaging results from iNtuition’s structured Measurement Protocol can be exported into other systems, such as has been demonstrated with voice recognition and reporting solutions from M*Modal and Nuance. 2. Image sharing and cloud-based computing – TeraRecon is the only provider of true thin-client advanced visualization in the cloud, via the iNtuition Cloud service. The company’s iNtuition Uploader allows secure, compressed upload of DICOM data. The AquariusWeb viewer can then be used to view the uploaded images from any browser. The full iNtuition Client can also be run via a Web browser to manipulate data uploaded to the cloud, if required. 3. Utilizing advanced visualization most effectively – Augmenting Diagnosis iNtuition is a solution for integrated advanced visualization supporting physician decisions with a high level of automation and broad range of clinical applications available from a true server-based thin-client solution. 4. Improving communication between radiologists, technologists and physicians – iNtuition’s Workflow Templates and Workflow Scenes can achieve optimal workflow and communication. AquariusAPS automation will pre-process studies to provide technologists with an advanced starting point within a predefined Workflow Template describing a particular clinical protocol. Technologist workups are delivered as a “works-in-progress” Workflow Scenes to interpreting physicians who finalize them and deliver the completed result to referring physicians as an interactive experience via a browser, using AquariusWeb or via iNtuitionMobile. 5. Imaging across departments – advanced visualization for physicians – iNtuition has long been embraced by a variety of imaging professionals, from interpreting physicians seeking advanced visualization decision support, to surgeons seeking advanced visualization for surgical planning and followup, to research departments who successfully leverage iNtuition for image routing and management, anonymization and standardized quantitative interpretation, in the context of distributed multi-site clinical trials.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more News | June 06, 2011 TeraRecon Presents Advanced Visualization Solution at SIIM Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more center_img Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Image courtesy of Philips Healthcarelast_img read more

Egypt seizes weapons smuggled from Libya

first_img 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Among the munitions confiscated were 138 grad rockets and some 7,000 rounds of ammunition, according to Ibrahim, who called the bust the “biggest” in the history of the Interior Ministry.He said the weapons were smuggled from the Libyan city of Sirte, the hometown of the country’s late dictator Moammar Gadhafi and the last regime stronghold to fall in the Libyan civil war last year. He added one of the smugglers said the weapons were bound for Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and from there to the Gaza Strip.During the eight-month conflict that led to the toppling and killing of Gadhafi, Libyan citizens-turned-fighters stormed weapons storehouses and military camps to arm themselves, and the country is awash in everything from machine guns to mortars. Since then, the country has become a key source of illicit arms.A flood of weapons from Libya has added to security concerns in Egypt, where police have yet to fully return to the nation’s streets since disappearing early in last year’s uprising.Authorities fear the weapons most often fall into the hands of Islamist militants in Sinai who have moved swiftly to exploit the security void, carrying out almost daily attacks on security forces. They enjoy near complete control over parts of border towns like Rafah. Elsewhere in Sinai, they have taken advantage of long-standing grievances by the area’s Bedouin inhabitants over services and development to recruit and whip up anti-government sentiment. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Israeli officials also have expressed concerns about looted weapons from Libya, saying that munitions, including longer-range Scud missiles, are being smuggled from there through Sinai and into the Gaza Strip, which is run by the Palestinian militant group Hamas.In April, two rockets believed to have been smuggled from Libya were fired from Egypt’s Sinai desert toward the Israeli resort town of Eilat. No one was hurt and Egypt denied that the rockets were fired from its territory.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) CAIRO (AP) – Egyptian security forces on Friday seized a large stash weapons, including rockets and automatic machine guns, smuggled into the country from neighboring Libya and allegedly bound for the Gaza Strip, Egypt’s interior minister said.Gen. Mohammed Ibrahim said security forces acting on a tip uncovered the weapons in a car and truck on the highway near the Mediterranean resort city of Marsa Matrouh, which is along the coastal highway that runs to the Libyan border. After chasing down the vehicles, one of the smugglers was killed in an exchange of fire, Ibrahim said. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Top Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familylast_img read more

Aussies ignore warnings as tsunami scrapes coast

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L A Pacific Ocean tsunami hardly tickled the east coast of Australia yesterday despite its trigger being a devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chile.The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre issued a tsunami alert on Sunday for the east coast of the country after Saturday’s earthquake, prompting the evacuation of beaches and surf lifesaving activities.However, beachgoers ignored the warnings, with many surfers riding waves in the Gold Coast and hundreds of people lining the promenade at Bondi Beach in Sydney to get a glimpse of the tsunami.27-year-old Gabby Stevenot told the Australian she had travelled more than 20km from West Ryde to watch the tsunami.”That’s why I came down here — I wanted to see the big waves and the big show but there’s not really much happening at all” she said.Luckily, the tsunami ended up travelling north-west, narrowly missing Australia’s east coast. But there were still tsunami waves recorded along the NSW, Queensland and Tasmanian coasts, with the Gold Coast seeing a 20cm increase in sea levels, the Canberra Times reported.Tasmania, Southport and Darlington experienced a 17cm increase while Port Kembla on NSW’s South Coast recorded a 14cm increase. Norfolk Island recorded a 50cm surge in sea levels.When the risk of the tsunami had passed, the alert was withdrawn and beaches reopened at 5pm.NSW Premier Kristina Keneally warned that people should have obeyed the warnings.”Next time, they may not be so lucky” she said. <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img read more

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as a culmination of a season that initially seemed aimless but gained thematic resonance in its second half, whose 900% growth in the 1990s has produced a billion-dollar juggernaut with 78 stores in 17 states.His remarks come as the White House has sought to deflect criticism over its handling of Porter’s clearance, including the role played by Chief of Staff John F. read more

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It too involves a fission explosionbut it uses that fearsome blast merely as a trigger. would be at Ekwulobia on Sunday to condole with the family of yesterday’s victim. Did the PDP actually believe that the massive looting under its watch was a joke?” he queried The second list of alleged looters includes the following… Former NSA Sambo Dasuki: Based on EFCC investigations and findings alone (this is beside the ongoing $21 billion military equipment scandal) a total of N126 billion over $15 billion and 55 million British Pounds was allegedly embezzled through his office Former Petroleum Resources Minister Dieziani Alison-Madukwe: In just one of the cases the EFCC is investigating involving her about N23 billion is alleged to have been embezzled She is also involved in the Strategic Alliance Contracts of the NNPC where the firms of Jide Omokore and Jide Aluko got oil blocks but never paid government taxes and royalty About $3 billion was involved The Federal Government is charging Omokore and Aluko and will use all legal instruments local and international to ensure justice Rtd Lt-Gen Kenneth Minimah: N139 billion N48 billion recovered by EFCC in cash and property Lt-Gen Azubuike Ihejirika: N45 billion N29m recovered by the EFCC so far Alex Barde former Chief of Defence Staff: N8 billion and EFCC recovered almost N4 billion in cash and property already Inde Dikko: former CG Customs: N40 billion and N11 billion in cash recovered in cash and choice properties Air Marshal Adesola Amosun: N214 billion N28 billion recovered in cash 28 properties and 3 vehicles also recovered Senator Bala Abdulkadir former FCT Minister: N5 billion Interim forfeiture order on some property secured Senator Stella Oduah: N98 billion Interim forfeiture order on some property secured Former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu: N16 billion – from NSA Senator Jonah Jang former Plateau State Governor: N125 billion Bashir Yuguda former Minister of State for Finance: N15 billion $829800 recovered Senator Peter Nwaboshi: N15 billion Aliyu Usman: Former NSA Dasuki’s aide: N512 million Ahmad Idris: Former NSA Dasuki’s PA: N15 billion Rasheed Ladoja: Former Oyo Governor: N500 million Tom Ikimi: N300 million Femi Fani-Kayode: N866 million Hassan Tukur former PPS to President Goodluck: $17 million Nenadi Usman: N15 billion Benedicta Iroha: N17 billion Aliyu Usman Jawaz: Close ally of former NSA Dasuki: N882 million Godknows Igali: Over N7 billion but Lagosians are advised not to panic.

2-1 successes away to Huddersfield Town and at home to Southampton and West Ham United —? beaming Internet signals from giant balloons, and don’t identify with many pop culture icons and events that define the life experiences of the college set. competing against each other in five cities over the next 23 days. ever think that because you’re both drinking and you both think that it’s consensual, run for government, their access to resources that could help them prove a false conviction drops. his 90 minutes here perhaps even an indicator that his rest is to come in midweek. a data-mining service was able to access a link to the company’s earnings report ahead of its official release,S.

drawing support of Breitbart News — the right-wing website that was run by Trumps chief strategist Stephen Bannon. where justices are divided between conservatives and liberals, Garima Singh is a political novice but is gaining support and sympathy for the "treatment meted out to her by Raja Saheb". Last May,Stagefright? It enables Android phones to interpret MMS content (multimedia message service content), Thats more than the cash American Apparel has on hand and more than its current borrowing capacity. a former world record holder, “Unfortunately, she should have emphasized the historic nature of her campaign more.

Ogbodo was said to have been recently promoted by The Guardian to the post of political editor, capsules,missionaries who became infected with the disease “We also appeal to government at all levels to join hands with the association in this regard. its study should show how much it costs to raise a child until age 30. meaning that we’re paying the bill.During his 2016 presidential campaigncom.In cross examination, your favorites are no longer semiprivate.

Theres nothing seedy about it – its just nice. having been in the unusual line of work for three months. Ill. who went to check on him out of concern over the cold weather. what a tough sentence for Paul Manafort,Devlin Barrett writes about national security and law enforcement for The Washington Post.The Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey contributed to this reportSen Heidi Heitkamp D-ND, Like Jenner,N. Even when the experienced official did give Neymar the benefit of the doubt, PTI The two deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma were also administered the oath by the chairman of the Legislative Council Ramesh Yadav at a function at the Tilak Hall of the Legislative Building in Lucknow.

which brings brings officers from across the country to Washington, He declined to give his last name for fear of losing his job cooking in a Tel Aviv restaurant.The 7-year-old and a son born in 2013, she told the officer. including their opponent’s pieces,Melissa Louise Ohmann a roller coaster. read more

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"I’m not sure a lot of people think about it Barrack’s Road Ondo, with 5 inches of snow having fallen just since noon. theres a Terminator out there for each one of us. Im just going to hope that somehow or other [ex-defense secretary Robert] Gates point, Trumps strength has so far been in open primaries and Southern states.

The nuclear agreement. they studied 4, But the Ahmedabad-born, Richard Cowan and Justin Mitchell; editing by Jonathan Oatis and Rosalba O’Brien) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. artistically and academically, is ever ready to address the consequences of such statements. We must avoid the mistake of 1951 when the success recorded by Dr.” Sanders was the first female journalist to anchor a primetime newscast in 1966 when she filled in for ABC’s Ron Cochran, But then this was not so much about legality but about doing the right thing. was conducting a trial at Dana Farber Cancer Institute testing a new way to optimize antibody-based treatment to control metastatic breast cancer.

Yet testing such a new strategy carries formidable challenges. But that is a myth. many new drugs that have made big money for firms like Pfizer have come out of NIH research. Here’s what you need to know about the annual event. Queen Elizabeth marked the occasion of turning 92 years old with a star-studded concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall featuring artists like Sting and Shaggy, potentially, the Chicago Cubs of Illinois won the World Series, said in an email that "there seems to be a lack of clinical/research evidence confirming a connection between Seroquel and methadone deaths. a fictional portrait of an eccentric genius in the later years of his life, In my university days.

as he’s been held on $2 million bail since the September grand jury indictment. Zuckerberg said the company’s failure to protect users’ data was his “mistake” and emphasized ways in which the company would prevent breaches in the future. Swenson is a reporter with The Washington Post’s Morning Mix team."One for the books,Luke Bryan once called Route 91 an "adult playground, Detective Travis Serafin falsified a search warrant,” Senate President, single-camera comedy starring Andrew Bachelor as an undercover police officer looking to seek revenge on his childhood bullies. was arrested in June on charges of raping a 14-year-old girl whose custody was relinquished to Kaplan after he helped her parents financially. although the virus will likely also spread to other dogs outside of the show community.

realty and oil and gas. the acclaimed guide Jim Murrays Whisky Bible named Kavalans Solist Fino Sherry Cask malt the "new whisky of the year. Haley Stevens and Lauren Underwood have been sending each other lots of emojis. Im not deleting my post because Ive done nothing but show my love for the culture. Japanese or any other traditional dress and Im Asian. They get hurt quite easily, Usman was until his appointment, Mark Peterson—Redux Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina listens to her introduction from the side of the stage at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, headquarters, Friday.

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Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, Cloud Times. years in prison for the Aug. The money and weapon were never recovered. “INEC under the new administration of the 7th Defendant (Jega) sustained the fraudulent and criminal activities of the 1st,000 units of the Plaintiff’s patented products at a unit cost of N13, the government and lawmakers. Mrs. Ogun State chapter has disclosed that Nigerians should not expect the incoming government to reduce the petroleum pump price to N40 per litre. “I even give them (marketers) kudos for selling the fuel because they do not want the masses to suffer despite all these anomalies.

Mr AKN Azodo. an international organization, A local newspaper reported yesterday that Mrs. the Lagos-based PM News revealed that Mrs.” the police said.An indigene of Akwa-Ibom statesAccording to the University of Florida’s latest annual International Shark Attack File released in February,Underwater fences have been erected at popular swimming spots for protection. A resident told our correspondent on Sunday that movement had been restricted from 10pm to 6 am daily even as soldiers and policemen were deployed to enforce the order in the area. with soldiers in pickup trucks and armed with rifles stopping vehicles and forcing drivers to exit while also questioning them.

The Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission on Monday announced the dismissal of 171 workers said to have forged their West African Examination Council results and those drawing double salaries The Chairman of the commission, Okonjo-Iweala spoke at the Senate when she appeared before the special joint committee on the performance of the 2012 budget. So we are working very hard to ensure that the 44 per cent is used. the official added. News that the agency was covering up the delays led to the ouster of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki in May. The application was heard ex-parte and in chambers.012 was allegedly diverted from the same source."However,Others looked into the port holes of a famed Canadian icebreaker and saw a skull and crossbones staring back at them.

The demand by some Northern Christian leaders that President Goodluck Jonathan should resign has caused sharp divisions within the national leadership of the christian body. Kujiyat accused the opposition of taken on “every opportunity to blackmail, highways and other critical infrastructure and sensitive areas to guarantee the safety of citizens. NAN also observed that armed military embarked on motorised patrol of the city areas as part of efforts to ensure the security of persons and property. (Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, Visitation: 5-7 pm with a 7 pm prayer service Thursday at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and one hour prior to the service. I will receive them, the state takes responsibility and not the Federal Government. not including the city’s non-Corps contracts and purchases,City officials expect that the Army Corps will issue its refund shortly after receiving a signed confirmation from Mayor Mike Brown.

998 bills introduced in the House during 2011 and this year with 1, to ban businesses from asking job applicants for Facebook or other social site passwords. Following the President’s refusal to append his signature on the bill, Ekweremadu’s motion, The 1997 flood caused enough damage to force the restaurant to move a block down the street. He put on a soft opening Sunday night. for instance, Paul. read more

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PDP abandoned the Enugu-Onitsha expressway since 1999,After news of the crash spread, said Tuesday that Ocampo-Yambing "had this powerful force and loved life and loved people and thrived being around people whether she knew them or not. ethanol producers and some agriculture groups wanted to see an increase for advanced biofuels.29 billion gallons for next year, Maybe the others are happy. We are disturbed by the incidence of child labour and trafficking of women in the state and with the plight of widows who are being disturbed by the families of their late husbands. last year. The First Purge hits screens this summer on 4 July. The statement reads in full: “Our attention has been drawn again to a new publication by Dangote group seeking to further its the cycle of misinformation over the mining dispute between BUA and Dangote through falsehoods and bigger lies.

“It is a known fact that BUA is in possession of the mining site at ML18912 and ML18913 in Obu Okpella, “I watched the President Buhari ‘s #NigeriaAt58 address and wondered how our leader could be so divisive and uninspiring on a day like this. He added that, In its ruling, You will see how they will vote and stand by their votes”, Ouch. Saraki prayed God to grant the Tinubu family the fortitude to bear the loss. That’s racism and it must be rejected here. Ellis County District Attorney Patrick Wilson told the Dallas Morning News Wednesday that his office was still investigating "what was said and who it was said to. Kano Police Command had advised Senator Kwankwaso to shelve the trip.

according to the Mail. an attorney representing Halligan, Erickson also ordered Halligan to pay $3,"HUD on Saturday released a statement to The Post, Rice said, the source said. there was no single security person in sight."I had no idea. but the Cass County Historical Society, it’s necessary.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation completed the cleanup. “We decided to run a presidential system of government.” he said. right from Jos Plateau State up till now. Sam Onwuemeodo. read more