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Photo of officers leading black man by a rope in Texas sparks

Photo of officers leading black man by a rope in Texas sparks

first_imgWashington DC: A police chief in Texas has apologized after a photo went viral of two officers mounted on horseback walking a handcuffed black man by a rope, as if on a leash. The image caused outrage, serving as a painful reminder of some of the bleakest moments in America’s brutally racist past, including the chaining of enslaved people and lynching of blacks in the Jim Crow South in the years after emancipation. Vernon Hale, police chief for the coastal Texas city of Galveston, said that Donald Neely, who was arrested Saturday for trespassing, should have been taken to the station in a police car, but only mounted officers were available. Neely was then escorted on foot, led by a length of rope and flanked by the mounted officers. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”Although this is a trained technique and best practice in some scenarios, I believe our officers showed poor judgement in this instance,” said Hale, in a statement published Monday on Facebook. “First and foremost I must apologize to Mister Neely for this unnecessary embarrassment,” Hale said, adding that policy had been changed so that the technique would no longer be used. Hale’s statement sparked frustration, with some activist groups saying his response was “weak.” Others called for the officers to be penalized or fired for “humiliating” Neely in a manner that recalls extreme acts of racism from the country’s past, or even convicted criminals exhibited in public squares. “This is 2019 and not 1819,” James Douglas, president of the NAACP’s Houston chapter, told the Houston Chronicle. Democratic 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke, who is from the West Texas city of El Paso, also denounced the incident, tweeting, “This moment demands accountability, justice, and honestly (sic) — because we need to call this out for what it is: racism at work.”last_img read more

ED starts moneylaundering probe against RollsRoyce

ED starts moneylaundering probe against RollsRoyce

first_imgNew Delhi: The ED has registered a money-laundering case against Rolls-Royce Plc and its Indian subsidiary in connection with an alleged corruption case, where the London-based engineering company paid “commissions” to a Singapore-based company, Aashmore Pvt Ltd, in order to secure contracts worth over Rs 4,700 crore from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).The Enforcement Directorate has taken cognisance of the corruption case, initially filed by the CBI, to investigate under the provisions of the PMLA, whether there were instances of money-laundering as a result of the alleged corruption. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The CBI had earlier this year filed a case against Rolls-Royce and a subsidiary, alleging that the commissions were also paid to Aashmore to secure contracts of supplying spare parts to ONGC and GAIL. The preliminary enquiry by CBI had revealed that Rolls Royce paid up to Rs 76.22 crore in commissions to companies related to Ashok Patni, Director of Aashmore, for securing contracts with HAL, GAIL, and ONGC between 2007 and 2011. As per the central probe agency, parts of these commission payments were allegedly used to pay kickbacks to officials of HAL, GAIL, and ONGC, who were involved in the procurement process. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe ED will now look into these alleged corrupt practices to see whether they led to the creation of a complex web of shell companies to launder the alleged proceeds of crime. The financial probe agency will also look into whether the integrity pact between Rolls-Royce and these three government organisations was violated, trying to look for how and through where kickbacks were generated. After the CBI case came to light, Rolls-Royce had said that it will not tolerate business misconduct of any sort and is committed to maintaining high ethical standards, adding that no one “currently working” for Rolls-Royce India played a part in these energy deals. “India is an important market for Rolls-Royce and the company has a valued workforce of skilled people in the country,” a company spokesperson had said at the time. The CBI’s FIR was converted from a Preliminary Enquiry, registered in 2014 and subsequently, two more PEs were registered by the probe agency against Rolls-Royce. In fact, the CBI said that it had requested Aashmore to provide bank account details in which these commissions were allegedly received, several times. But, the Singapore-based firm allegedly refused to cooperate. The probe agency said that this non-cooperation from Aashmore, “shows that Aashmore Pvt Ltd is hiding the corrupt public servants of HAL, ONGC, and GAIL involved in the process of procurement and illegal gratification”. As per CBI’s probe, an Energy Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Centre Agreement was signed between Rolls Royce and HAL in June 2007. According to this agreement, HAL was to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for GAIL and ONGC, with spare parts purchased from Rolls Royce. However, the CBI alleged that Rolls Royce had engaged Patni in violation of the terms of the agreement and paid his company Aashmore commissions ranging from 10-11 percent of the total value of the purchase orders. Between 2007-2011, Rs 18.32 crore was paid to Aashmore’s accounts. Moreover, in a similar manner, Rolls Royce had engaged the services of Patni, allegedly in violation of the terms of agreement with ONGC and GAIL respectively. In ONGC’s case, Rolls Royce had allegedly paid Rs 29.81 crore to Aashmore in exchange for securing 73 purchase orders from the public service undertaking, with the CBI alleging that Patni’s services were kept a secret to “conceal the illegal payments made to Aashmore”. Rolls Royce was supposed to declare any Indian agent and the commission payable to them upfront, according to its deal with ONGC. In fact, as part of this deal, Turbotech Energy Services International, another company related to Patni had allegedly paid Rs 10 lakh to ONGC Officers Mahila Samiti. Furthermore, Rolls Royce allegedly paid almost GBP 1 million to Patni’s Aashmore, in exchange for up to 68 purchase orders placed by GAIL, between 2007-2010. According to the CBI, the total amount paid in commission for projects with GAIL come up to around Rs 28.09 crore. According to the CBI’s FIR in the case, Rolls Royce had allegedly engaged in the payment of commissions to companies related to Ashok Patni, in order to pay kickbacks to public officials of GAIL, HAL, and ONGC who were in charge of the procurement of services. The probe agency has accused the British engineering company of conspiring with its Indian subsidiary to misrepresent facts before all three public service undertakings, which kept placing purchase orders with them. Moreover, the CBI has also alleged correspondence about Rolls Royce supply orders between ONGC, GAIL officials and Patni.last_img read more

Delhi Metro invites feedback on curtailed announcement

Delhi Metro invites feedback on curtailed announcement

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC), after curtailing the number of announcements inside the trains on its Magenta Line on a trial basis for three months, has now invited feedback from the commuters whether to introduce the same practice on all other Lines. The feedback/suggestion by commuters in this regard can be submitted on DMRC’s official website www.delhimetrorail.comhttp://delhimetrorail.). Commuters can also submit their feedback on Twitter by visiting the following link -https://twitter.com/. The feedback can be provided till May 31, 2019.last_img

Marrakechs Sites Sparkle during COP 22

Marrakechs Sites Sparkle during COP 22

Rabat – Marrakech’s renowned sites and landmarks have turned into beacons, lighting up across the city, in celebration of On the twenty-second Conference of the Parties (COP22), opening today and running until November 18.Reminiscent of COP 21 in Paris last year, when the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe were transformed into shining aerial milestones that highlighted to the world the Paris Agreement’s commitment to climate change, Marrakech’s decidedly Moroccan twist has the city sparkling from the railway station, to the Menara, to Gueliz and the Mohammed VI AvenueMorocco is serving the world notice that it is fully committed to addressing climate change and playing it’s part to unite the peoples of the world to act responsibly for the planet we share. COP22, however, will not just present a beautiful face to the world. Staging such an event involves more than a facelift and, not to be outdone as host in any area, Morocco is providing a stand-by force of rescue teams.  In addition, dozens of ambulances will be mobilized throughout the city aboard three helicopters endowed with medical supplies, as a precautionary security step.Earlier this year Morocco assigned a specific group of officers to secure the safety of each dignitary and celebrity who will be in attendance. Some of those expected to participate include Leonardo DiCaprio, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bono, Akon, Maradona and Robert Redford. Edited by Constance Guindon read more

Precision Drilling reports 1983M Q4 loss due to onetime charge

Precision Drilling reports 1983M Q4 loss due to onetime charge

Companies in this story: (TSX:PD)The Canadian Press CALGARY — Precision Drilling Corp. reported a loss of $198.3 million in its fourth quarter as it was hit by $208 million in goodwill impairment charges.The oilfield services company says the loss amounted to 68 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Dec. 31.That compared with a loss of $47 million or 16 cents per share in the same quarter a year earlier.Revenue for the quarter totalled $427 million, up from $347.2 million.Precision Drilling says it took the goodwill impairment charge due to a decrease in oil and natural gas well drilling in Canada and the outlook for activity in Canada and in its directional drilling division in the U.S.Excluding the goodwill impairment charge, the company says it would have earned $1 million for the quarter. read more

US easing land restrictions across US West

US easing land restrictions across US West

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration is finalizing plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other industrial activities that were imposed to protect an imperiled bird species that ranges across the American West.U.S. Bureau of Land Management Acting Director Brian Steed told The Associated Press the changes still protect greater sage grouse while addressing concerns that policies adopted by former President Barack Obama were too restrictive.A formal announcement is expected Friday.Critics say the changes will mean more disturbances to the bird’s habitat, which includes portions of 11 states. Brian Rutledge with the Audubon Society says that will undermine efforts to shore up grouse populations.The ground-dwelling birds, known for an elaborate mating ritual, have seen steep declines due to energy development, disease and other factors.Matthew Brown, The Associated Press read more

In DR Congo Ban Kimoon pledges continued UN support to consolidate peace

In DR Congo Ban Kimoon pledges continued UN support to consolidate peace

The United Nations will stand by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as it consolidates peace, but ultimately future stability lies in the hands of the Congolese people, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told parliamentarians in the capital, Kinshasa.Saying he was honoured to be speaking in the country at such a crucial moment in its history, Mr. Ban said on Saturday that he chose to visit the DRC – the first he traveled to in Africa since becoming Secretary-General at the beginning of this year – in order to pay tribute to the “remarkable courage and determination” of the Congolese people. “Now, DRC is a true source of hope for all of Africa,” he told a meeting of the National Assembly, while acknowledging the “gigantic” tasks ahead, including improving health, education, basic services and infrastructure across the massive country, while providing jobs and using revenue generated from natural resources for improving living conditions. Mr. Ban, who is from the Republic of Korea, recalled his own childhood growing up in a war-ravaged country where reconstruction was achieved step by step thanks to the discipline of its leaders, the hard work of its people and the support of the international community, led by the UN. “You can count on us,” he said, pledging to help the DRC push back poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination.“But as strong as the support of the international community may be, the key to a better future in DRC is in your hands,” he said, urging those present to enter into a contract with themselves and the people they represent, as well as global partners. This should focus on good governance, he added, because re-establishing State authority is key to consolidating peace and democracy. True democracy, he stressed, requires a genuine political opposition where all can freely express themselves without fear of intimidation. “I ask therefore that all of the parties represented in this august Assembly and all the leaders of the country work together, placing the interests of the Congolese people above all.” He voiced hope for the full participation of women and said Parliament should examine decentralization laws so that local and municipal elections can be held as soon as possible.Mr. Ban also emphasized the need to protect human rights and improve the justice system, ensuring that it is capable of protecting against abuses – including sexual violence – and ending impunity. Given the importance of re-establishing security, he said the creation of an army and police is essential so that the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC) can transfer its responsibilities to the Government based on an agreed timetable. Creating a true national army requires first that all former combatants be disarmed, demobilized and reintegrated into Congolese society, he noted. In parallel, it is essential to resolutely tackle the problem of armed foreign groups which continue to operate in the country and to commit crimes against the people.Mr. Ban had echoed these themes in comments made to reporters during a stopover in Cairo on Friday, when he pledged the world body’s support for the Congolese people. “The United Nations will be standing behind the DRC in their effort for more democracy and realizing economic and social development,” he said. Last year, the DRC held its first democratic elections in more than four decades, the largest and most complex polls that the UN has ever helped to organize. The process crowned a seven-year UN effort to bring peace and democracy to the vast country after a brutal six-year civil war that cost 4 million lives through fighting and attendant hunger and disease, widely considered the most lethal conflict anywhere since the Second World War. 28 January 2007The United Nations will stand by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as it consolidates peace, but ultimately future stability lies in the hands of the Congolese people, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told parliamentarians in the capital, Kinshasa. read more

Home Capital Group creates new executive role to focus on strategy

Home Capital Group creates new executive role to focus on strategy

TORONTO — Home Capital Group (TSX:HCG) says it has created a new executive role focused on strategic opportunities, as it strives to reverse its fortunes.The Toronto-based alternative lender says Greg Parker will helm the newly established position of executive vice-president of strategy.Home Capital says Parker will focus on identifying and evaluating options to further develop the company’s business and strengthen prospects for long-term growth.David Cluff, currently chief credit officer, replaces Parker as executive vice-president of enterprise risk management and chief risk officer.Last week, Home Capital said it had narrowed down potential CEO candidates to a short list and was weeks away from making an announcement.The management shuffle is part of the company’s efforts to restore market confidence following allegations from the Ontario Securities Commission that it misled investors in its handling of a scandal surrounding falsified loan applications. The company has since settled the OSC case.The Canadian Press read more

Markets update

Markets update

On the markets at 9:50 a.m. (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 132.63 points to 15,166.01.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 128.12 points to 21,986.44.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 20.35 points to 2,461.67.The Nasdaq composite index was up 62.99 points to 6,319.55.The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.72 cents US, down from Friday’s average price of 78.83 cents US.

Asian stocks rise after disappointing US data Brexit drama

Asian stocks rise after disappointing US data Brexit drama

BEIJING — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday following surprise weakness in U.S. manufacturing and wrangling in Britain over the country’s departure from the European Union.Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced.The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said its manufacturing index slid to a 3 1/2-year low of 49.1 last month from July’s 51.2.Softer global demand, aggravated by the U.S.-Chinese tariff war, appears to be hurting American manufacturers. Public comments from companies surveyed by ISM pointed to economic uncertainty as a drag on their businesses.“This is perhaps one of the stronger signs that the U.S. is likewise feeling the weight from the on-going uncertainties alongside the world,” said Jingyi Pan of IG in a report.In London, Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a setback when Parliament agreed to allow his opponents to introduce legislation that would block Britain from leaving the EU without an agreement on terms of their future trade and other relations. Britain is due to withdraw Oct. 31, a deadline the trade bloc’s other members would have to agree to postpone.Johnson’s plan to call a new election to reinforce his position “could again induce more volatility,” said Mizuho Bank in a report.The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.3% to 2,937.97 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.2% to 20,671.40. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 1.3% to 25,854.88.South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.4% to 1,972.75 while Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 lost 0.5% to 6,543.00. India’s Sensex opened down 0.3% at 36,456.33.Markets in Taiwan, New Zealand and Singapore also advanced.On Tuesday, technology companies drove a slide in U.S. stocks as markets reopened following a holiday weekend and the latest round of tariff hikes by Beijing and Washington on each other’s imports.The benchmark S&P 500 index dropped 0.7% to 2,906.27. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.1% to 26,118.02. The Nasdaq composite fell 1.1% to 7,874.16.AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY: Australia’s economic growth fell to a decade low, but the government tried to reassure the public the country wasn’t headed for its first recession in 29 years. Data released Wednesday showed economy expanded by 1.4% in the year that ended in June and 0.5% in the latest quarter. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg told reporters economic fundamentals still are strong and the latest data fail to reflect the impact of cuts in taxes and interest rates.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude gained 27 cents to $54.21 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell $1.16 on Tuesday to close at $53.94. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gained 22 cents to $58.48 per barrel in London. It lost 40 cents the previous session to $58.26.CURRENCY: The dollar gained to 106.01 yen from Tuesday’s 105.95 yen. The euro held steady at $1.0976.Joe McDonald, The Associated Press read more

Ahead of Annans Balkans trip UN agency chief reports on depleted uranium

Ahead of Annans Balkans trip UN agency chief reports on depleted uranium

Studies in Kosovo and other parts of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia found that “contamination at the targeted sites was widespread,” the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), writes in a letter to Mr. Annan. The agency also conducted studies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where DU was used during bombings in the mid-1990s.The substance – a byproduct of nuclear power which has been used for heavy tank armour, anti-tank munitions, missiles and projectiles – has significant chemical toxicity, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).The radioactivity from the DU dust found in Bosnia is low, corresponding to around 200 times the background radioactivity, “but as heavy metal DU is also toxic and even smaller amounts cause, for example, kidney problems,” Mr. Toepfer writes.Given the theoretical potential for DU impacts on groundwater, UNEP will conduct a laboratory analysis of the nearly 200 environmental samples it collected at the affected areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Based on the work UNEP has already done in the Balkans, the agency is calling for “precautionary action” at locations where the public has access to DU sites. read more

Concerned at Iraq violence Annan urges protection of civilians

Concerned at Iraq violence Annan urges protection of civilians

“The Secretary-General calls upon all those concerned to respect international law, particularly in regard to the protection of civilians in armed conflict, and to intensify their efforts to end the current crisis,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement released in New York.All parties were urged to allow full access to civilians who may require urgent medical help and other assistance.The statement also emphasized that “an inclusive dialogue and a patiently pursued political process involving all Iraqi constituencies are essential at this particularly sensitive phase on the road toward the restoration of sovereignty, stability and the rule of law.”Mr. Annan’s Special Adviser, Lakhdar Brahimi, currently in Iraq with his team for consultations with a broad cross-section of Iraqis on the political transition set for 30 June, echoed the Secretary-General’s call.”On this day, we must mention, with great pain and extreme sorrow, the bloody events which we are witnessing in various parts of Iraq, and express condolences for the innocent lives which were lost, and call upon all parties to end this conflict, which does not serve anyone’s interests,” he told reporters before a meeting with civil society leaders in Baghdad this evening.Mr. Brahimi said the UN looked forward to the restoration of sovereignty to Iraq as the first step to emerging from the dark tunnel, which the country entered a long time ago. He added that the UN was trying to contribute to the formation of a government that will take over power in Iraq on 1 July, thus ending at least some of the factors leading to the events of the last few days.The UN envoy and his team held talks today with university professors, political party leaders and a wide range of Iraqi professionals. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 3, 2013 4:08 pm MDT TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,319.87 down 99.70 points):Baja Mining Corp. (TSX:BAJ). Miner. Down a penny, or 66.67 per cent, at half a cent on 36.30 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 10 cents, or 4.85 per cent, at $2.16 on 5.95 million shares.Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Up 44 cents, or 6.96 per cent, at $6.76 on 5.67 million shares. The Calgary-based company revised its 2013 exit guidance and 2014 guidance after closing an acquisition in the central Alberta region. The company also announced a four per cent boost to its annual dividend to 52 cents starting Jan. 15.Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO). Bank. Down $3.28, or 4.46 per cent, at $70.25 on 5.47 million shares. The bank delivered adjusted quarterly income of $1.64 per share, down one cent from a year earlier but ahead of analyst estimates of $1.58 per share. However, those results included a one-time gain of $121 million worth roughly 19 cents per share, without which BMO’s core number would be $1.45 per share, well below consensus.Cequence Energy Ltd. (TSX:CQE). Oil and gas. Up a penny, or 0.60 per cent, at $1.69 on 5.03 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (915.29 down 7.20 points):Sea Dragon Energy Inc. (TSXV:SDX). Oil and gas. Unchanged at 6.5 cents on 8.45 million shares.IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (TSXV:IB). Miner. Up 8.5 cents, or 154.55 per cent, at 14 cents on 5.65 million shares.Companies reporting major news:BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Down eight cents, or 1.18 per cent, at $6.72 on 1.42 million shares. The struggling smartphone maker announced the latest update to its Blackberry Enterprise Server, the security and management system that supports corporate and government clients, in a move to stem losses among such clients to competitors.Potash Corp. (TSX:POT). Fertilizer. Up 11 cents, or 0.33 per cent, at $33.82 on 3.72 million shares. The Saskatoon-based company cut its workforce by about 18 per cent or 1,045 people, with the biggest hit in Saskatchewan. New Brunswick, Florida, North Carolina and Trinidad will also see job losses amid weakness in potash prices. Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Alberta minister promises repeal of First Nations consultation law

Alberta minister promises repeal of First Nations consultation law

EDMONTON – Alberta will repeal legislation concerning aboriginal consultation on resource projects that is widely despised among First Nations.Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan said Wednesday the government would withdraw Bill 22, which created a levy to fund the province’s Aboriginal Consultation Office.“Our process on this, with the blessing of the aboriginal communities, is to withdraw Bill 22, which will be happening next week in the legislature,” Feehan said.The bill, which has never been proclaimed into law, is being withdrawn as part of efforts to reform the consultation office, which is already led to at least two lawsuits.The most recent was filed Friday by the Fort McKay First Nation. It alleges Alberta’s way of weighing oilsands development against aboriginal concerns ties the hands of First Nations while projects on or near their lands proceed.“As long as they can keep you in negotiations or consultations, they can do that forever while they approve projects,” said Karin Buss, a lawyer representing the Fort McKay First Nation.The lawsuit seeks to overturn a ruling from the consultation office that said Calgary-based Prosper Petroleum had done enough consultation on a proposed $390-million in situ oilsands mine.The mine is on land former premier Jim Prentice agreed to protect in a pact signed last March. The Moose Lake area consists of traditional and reserve lands, north of Fort McMurray, that the band considers sacred and central to its life.Prentice’s deal has never been implemented and exists mostly on paper. Fort McKay pointed that out to the consultation office and added the cumulative effects of development are destroying the band’s ability to practice its treaty rights.The office’s response was that it’s only allowed to consider narrow questions limited to the immediate impacts of the development.The consultation office will now sends the proposal to the Alberta Energy Regulator, which is specifically forbidden from considering treaty rights. That means Prosper’s proposal could go through the entire regulatory process without having to answer Fort McKay’s concerns.“The regulatory system and process of consultation created by the province of Alberta … is sharp practice,” the lawsuit alleges.The province, the regulator and the consultation office all declined to release Prosper’s report. The lawsuit claims Prosper’s Rigel project shouldn’t even go to a public hearing until plans and procedures exist to protect Moose Lake before development begins.“All we want is for the plan to precede development,” said Buss. “We can’t continue to have development before plans are in place.”The government faces another lawsuit over the consultation office filed by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.Feehan said how the government assesses aboriginal consultation will be redesigned with input from First Nations.“We understand a problem exists. I’m not trying to defend the previous government’s way of doing things. We are working with the community, and our intentions and our actions from now are very clearly moving toward a new form of relationship.”The current consultation office rulings will stand, he said. The office will take another look at the Fort McKay issue once regulatory hearings are complete.Aboriginals have noticed the gap between statements from Alberta governments and its agencies on reconciliation and what actually happens, said band spokesman Alvaro Pinto.“You lead by example,” he said. “We’ve met so many times with stakeholders and we’ve given them our input. I think there is a distance between their intent and their actions.”— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had Bill 22 created the Aboriginal Consultation Office. Alberta minister promises repeal of First Nations consultation law by Bob Weber, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 27, 2016 12:28 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Alberta Minister of Indigenous Relations Richard Feehan is sworn in as a new cabinet minister in Edmonton Alta, on Monday, February 2, 2016. Feehan says the government will repeal a bill next week that is widely despised among First Nations and has already led to several lawsuits.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson read more

Curcuma une épice bonne pour le cerveau

Curcuma une épice bonne pour le cerveau

first_imgCurcuma : une épice bonne pour le cerveauDes expériences menées sur des lapins ont révélé les bénéfices sur le cerveau d’une substance dérivée du curcuma, épice déjà réputée pour ses vertus anti-oxydantes. Baptisée CNB-001, elle protège les cellules cérébrales, contribuant à les régénérer après un accident vasculaire.Le Dr Paul Lapchak, directeur de recherche au service de neurologie du Centre médical Cedars-Sinai à Los Angeles, est le principal auteur de cette étude, qu’il a présentée lors de la conférence annuelle de l’American Stroke Association. Ses travaux ont montré l’impact bénéfique de cette molécule sur des mécanismes protecteurs des tissus cérébraux, rapporte l’AFP. Si la substance CNB-001 ne permet pas de dissoudre les caillots ayant obstrué un vaisseau dans le cerveau et ainsi provoqué une attaque cérébrale, elle contribue à régénérer les tissus endommagés au niveau moléculaire.À lire aussiUne activité électrique détectée dans des mini-cerveaux développés en laboratoireLe curcuma, également appelé safran d’Inde, est depuis de nombreuses années étudié dans le cadre de recherches sur le traitement des blessures et des maladies cérébrales. Toutefois, cette épice n’est pas bien absorbée par l’organisme et se dilue trop rapidement pour atteindre ses cibles. En outre, un système de protection naturel empêchant des substances étrangères de pénétrer dans le cerveau la bloque. La molécule CNB-001, elle, ne présente pas ces inconvénients. Elle est “dotée d’un grand nombre des mêmes vertus que le curcuma mais avec la capacité de franchir sans problème la barrière naturelle de protection cérébrale et pouvant ainsi être rapidement acheminée et distribuée dans le cerveau et doper plusieurs mécanismes clés jouant un rôle dans la survie des neurones”, souligne Paul Lapchak.Le 12 février 2011 à 12:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

170 hours of 0204 RAWSmackdown now on WWE Network

170 hours of 0204 RAWSmackdown now on WWE Network

first_imgFacebook Twitter Seth Rollins Pinterest WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Bruce Prichard talks Jeff Hardy’s WWE release in 2003, WWE Network Hidden Gem for this week Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Trish Stratus and Lita look back at RAW main event, WWE stock see significant drop this week Now Playing Up Next Cesarocenter_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Kurt Angle Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Courtesy of WWE.com:New on WWE Network on demand: Brock Lesnar’s rise to the topRelive Brock Lesnar’s destructive introduction and rise to the top of WWE, spanning March 2002 to March 2004, with the addition of more than 170 hours of Raw and SmackDown episodes to the award-winning WWE Network. Watch The Beast Incarnate’s first appearance on Raw, WWE Championship reign on SmackDown and much more anytime, anywhere on demand.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Impact adds third live event in Connecticut, First Impact episodelast_img read more

US employers add 157000 jobs jobless rate hits 39 pct

US employers add 157000 jobs jobless rate hits 39 pct

first_imgWASHINGTON — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace in the first half of this year.The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9 percent from 4 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. That’s near an 18-year low of 3.8 percent reached in May.Employers added an average of 224,000 new workers in the first six months of this year, a faster pace than in 2017. The pickup has impressed many economists because it’s coming late in the economic expansion, which has entered its 10th year and is now the second-longest in U.S. history.The slip in hiring last month may be temporary. Consumers are spending freely and businesses are stepping up their investment in buildings and equipment, accelerating growth. That’s raising demand for workers in industries ranging from manufacturing to construction to health care.The economy expanded at a 4.1 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the strongest showing in nearly four years.Average hourly pay gains remained modest, increasing 2.7 percent from a year earlier, the same as the previous two months. That has puzzled Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and many economists. Typically, when unemployment has fallen below 4 percent in the past, wages have increased at a faster pace.last_img read more

Rodale Cuts 20 Amid Management Restructuring

Rodale Cuts 20 Amid Management Restructuring

first_imgAs part of the restructuring, Mary Murcko, who most recently served as vice president and publisher of Women’s Health, was promoted to senior vice president and publisher of Prevention, replacing Ziltz. Men’s Health publisher Jack Essig was promoted to senior vice president and will also serve as publisher of Women’s Health.“Bringing both the Men’s Health and Women’s Health teams together will allow the company to realize sales, marketing, and administrative efficiencies, and the company expects to eliminate duplicative and other positions as a result,” the company said.Eric Johnson, who served as associate publisher of Women’s Health, was promoted to associate vice president and associate publisher of Prevention. Women’s Health advertising director, Christopher Cormier, was promoted to associate publisher at Prevention.Making the jump from Prevention from Women’s Health is Diane Malloy who was promoted to associate vice president and associate publisher.  Ronan Gardiner was given the same title at Men’s Health. Rodale has announced a series of management changes that resulted in the elimination of 20 positions from the magazine publishing portion of the business. Among them is Prevention publisher Bob Ziltz.The remaining cuts come from areas including marketing, sales and research. No editorial positions were eliminated, a spokesperson told FOLIO:.”With these changes, we are elevating Rodale’s top talent and positioning ourselves for the opportunities that lie ahead,” executive vice president and group publisher MaryAnn Bekkedahl said in a statement.last_img read more

6 killed in Myanmars conflicttorn Rakhine

6 killed in Myanmars conflicttorn Rakhine

first_img6 killed in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine state (red-circled)Six people were killed in northwestern Myanmar on Thursday and two others are missing, the government and villagers said, in the latest flare up of violence in the conflict-scarred corner of Rakhine state.All are from the Myo ethnic group, a tiny Buddhist minority in the remote strip of land bordering Bangladesh that is mainly home to stateless Rohingya Muslims.The area has been gripped by violence since late last year when Rohingya militants attacked police posts, sparking a months-long bloody military crackdown that the UN believes may amount to ethnic cleansing.Myanmar’s government has denied the accusations, saying troops were carrying out valid “clearance operations”, but refused to allow in a UN fact-finding mission to investigate.The large-scale operation has abated but the area remains on lockdown, with sporadic killings by troops and almost daily reports in state media of villagers being murdered and abducted by masked assassins.“Security forces are hunting extremist terrorists after the bodies of six villagers from Kaing Gyi were found and two went missing,” the state counsellor’s office said in a statement.Troops and police found the bodies of three men and three women close to where gunshots were heard around 10:00 am (0330 GMT), it added.Kaing Gyi village leader Sein Hla Maung confirmed the toll and said a man and a woman were still missing.“They were stabbed with knives and shot as well,” he told AFP by phone, the sound of crying women in the background.The government blames the violence on the self-styled Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, which claimed last year’s raids on the police posts, saying the militants are targeting villagers, including Muslims, seen to be close to the authorities.The group has denied killing civilians in statements issued through an unverified Twitter account.More than 70,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since October and the UN believes hundreds may have died in what may be the bloodiest chapter of Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s years-long persecution of the Rohingya.The minority are widely reviled as illegal migrants from Bangladesh, although many Rohingya families say their ancestors have lived in the area for generations.last_img read more