BURNABY, B.C. — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says a public inquiry is necessary in the scandal involving engineering giant SNC-Lavalin and Canada’s former justice minister.Singh says serious questions need to be answered about the scandal that cuts to the heart of Canada’s democracy.Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week, days after a report that says she was pressured to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution when she was justice minister.She was moved to veterans affairs in a cabinet shuffle last month before she resigned, saying she was getting legal advice on what she was permitted to say about the claims.Singh, who’s campaigning in Burnaby, B.C., for a byelection next Monday, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government appears to be acting on behalf of its “friends” in this situation.He says after Liberal justice committee members attempted last week to obstruct any attempt to get to the bottom of the allegations, while the prime minister repeatedly changed his story, it’s become clear that a public inquiry is needed.The New Democrats will is also asking Trudeau to allow Wilson-Raybould to be able to speak about the issue.The party will ask for a vote on both measures later this week, he says. “These are things that Canadians demand,” Singh says.The call comes as Gerald Butts, Trudeau’s principal secretary and longtime friend, resigned.In a statement, Butts denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the office improperly pressured Wilson-Raybould to help SNC-Lavalin avoid a criminal case on corruption and bribery charges related to government contracts in Libya.The Canadian Press
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Melanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, says internet companies have immense power in deciding what content Canadians consume. (JUSTIN TANG / THE CANADIAN PRESS) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “I think more and more voices around the world are being raised regarding the fact that platforms need to recognize their responsibility, and that while they’re getting a huge piece of the pie of digital advertising revenues, there needs to be an approach to support more trusted local journalism,” Joly said in an exclusive interview.“The benefits of the digital economy have not been shared equally. Too many creators, journalists, artists have been left behind, and there needs to be a better balance.” OTTAWA–Internet giants like Facebook and Google should play a direct role in investing in “trusted local journalism” and Canadian culture, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly said Tuesday.Joly told the Star international tech companies have “not basically accepted they have a clear responsibility” to the countries they operate in, including promoting and funding cultural content, but also shaping public debate and discussion.Far from being “neutral pipelines” for information, Joly said the digital platforms have immense power in deciding what content Canadians consume, from Netflix recommending your next TV binge to Facebook and Google promoting some news stories over others. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twitter
“How many wells we drill, how many rigs we bring in and how many plants are built, ultimately depends on the natural gas prices, on pipeline ability, and market conditions. Our plans for right now is to go from one rig, right now, to two rigs within next year and building to five to six rigs by 2022”.During the presentation, Deyell talks about how PETRONAS Canada is going to monetize the North Montney. According to the company, the resource size in the North Montney is currently at 63 trillion cubic feet. The company says the current plan shows they are developing only 15 percent of that resource and 7 tcf of that resource will be sent west to the LNG Canada project in Kitimat.By 2022, PETRONAS is aiming to spend a total of $1 billion in investments on the production projects in Fort St. John and the surrounding area. The President and CEO of PETRONAS Canada, Mark Fitzgerald, was scheduled to present at the conference but was unable to attend due to poor travel conditions.On Fitzgerald’s behalf, Liz Hannah and Nicole Deyell presented and talked about the plans the company has for the area.Hannah, Vice President of External Affairs and Communications for PETRONAS says the company is committed to the well-being of the community.“We’re very focused on making sure that it’s not just what we do, but it’s also how we do it. So we are very focused on making sure that we are going to be the kind of neighbour that you want in your backyard for a very long time to come.”From 2016 to 2018, the company halted all new drilling activity due to continued natural gas prices and spent that time revising their strategy.Nicole Deyell, Vice President of Development and Unconventional Centre of Excellence for PETRONAS, says the company is happy to announce the return of drilling operations to the area. “We’re very happy to announce that in October we brought back a drilling rig. We started drilling in the Town area, an eight-well pad, and we’ve actually finished three of those wells already, and we expect to have most of the pad, but not all of them, drilled this year.”Deyell also says that PETRONAS Canada has started the work to build two new gas plants in the Fort St. John area and that the projects will be done based on a steady increase in activity.“We’ve also started the work to build two new gas plants in the Town area and those will both tie-in to the main line when it comes online late next year, and then the following segment comes on in the following year. What you’ll see from us is a slow, steady increase in activity as we drill the wells for production in a measured way.”As for the number of wells to be drilled, Deyell says it all depends on market conditions. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce hosted an evening with PETRONAS Canada.The evening allowed members of the community to hear a company update and the projected activity near Fort St. John and the surrounding area.The company recently changed their name from Progress Energy to PETRONAS Canada to better reflect with the parent company’s values and commitment to the Country.
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Highway 97 is closed between Dawson Creek and Chetwynd due to a collision.The collision is 39km from Chetwynd between Watkins road and the 283 road.There is no estimate on when the highway will reopen.If you’re traveling in the area, let us know what you see.Here is the full details from Drivebc.caHighway 97. Collision between Watkins Rd and 283 Rd (39 km north of Chetwynd). Road closed. Assessment in progress. Next update time Fri Dec 21 at 9:00 PM MST. Last updated Fri Dec 21 at 7:01 PM MST. (DBC-4326) UPDATE #3 – The RCMP have confirmed a pedestrian was killed in this collision. Here are the details: http://energeticcity.mystagingwebsite.com/2018/12/pedestrian-killed-on-highway-97-between-dawson-creek-and-chetwynd/UPDATE – The road is now clear. We are still waiting for more information about the collision from the RCMP.UPDATE – Drivebc.ca says the highway is now open to single lane alternating traffic as of 10:30 pm.
Rabat – Moroccan and Sahrawi flags were both seen in Cairo this past week at an African Union specialized committee meeting. The AU had invited officials from both Morocco and the Polisario Front to the summit, which took place from April 14-18. Polisario was represented by its secretary-general of transport, Salama Mohamed Youssef, and Morocco’s secretary of state for transport, Najib Boulif, led the Rabat delegation.While Polisario’s invitation to the meeting was not unexpected, since the self-proclaimed SADR is an AU member state, it does conjure up memories of past diplomatic tensions raised when delegations from both Morocco and the self-proclaimed SADR arrived at international summits. The AU’s specialized technical committees are the primary bodies in charge of its program and project implementation and work in areas that range from women’s empowerment to security and defense. They meet every two years.The specialized technical committee that met this week in Cairo was the committee on transport, infrastructure, energy, and tourism. It was billed as the “most prominent meeting of ministers responsible for transport,” bringing together the top transport officials of AU member states and hundreds of other professionals. Attendance from many African nations was key to push the AU’s goals for transportation forward, said Cheikh Bedda, African Union commission director of infrastructure and energy. “Our collective effort is critical,” he emphasized in his opening remarks at the meeting.For the AU, Polisario was included in that collective action.Throughout the week, Youssef joined other top officials from dozens of African nations to construct a vision for transportation and energy in Africa. The committee placed a particular emphasis on infrastructure development. The continent was at an important crossroads, Bedda said.“Whether it’s a new airport in Dakar in the West or a 300 MW wind farm in the East, major road and rail links in north, central and southern Africa, or energy generation and interconnection projects in various parts of the continent, infrastructure development in Africa is leaving a mark and making a difference in the lives of ordinary people,” he said.This week was not the first time Polisario has provoked questions about Egypt’s stance on the Western Sahara conflict. In October 2018, a representative from Polisario attended an event at the Egyptian embassy in Ethiopia, although Egyptian Ambassador to Morocco Ashraf Ibrahim said that the individual sneaked into the event and was not invited.Egypt officially supports Morocco’s stance on Western Sahara. The African Union has proclaimed its support for the UN’s role in the conflict, most recently when 37 AU countries attended a Moroccan conference in Marrakech in March on the issue.
Leaders of the fifteen member regional organization the Economic Community of Western States (ECOWAS) decided to establish special police units to combat trafficking in persons, to provide special training for police, customs and immigration officials, and prosecutors and judges, and to strengthen their laws. These decisions form part of a plan of action against trafficking in persons, developed hand-in-hand with United Nations crime prevention experts. The plan commits governments to these and other urgent actions against trafficking in 2002-2003 and sets tangible goals and objectives. A protocol outlining a regional response to battling corruption, also developed by ECOWAS with assistance from the UN Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, was adopted by the eleven heads of State and five senior ministers who attended the meeting. ECOWAS new chairman, President Wade of Senegal, closed the conference with a strong statement of support for the battle against international terrorism, and called for additional help to strengthen the ECOWAS intergovernmental action group which is working on ways to combat money laundering.
by Gregory Katz And Sylvia Hui, The Associated Press Posted Feb 17, 2017 12:42 am MDT Last Updated Feb 17, 2017 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email London Fashion Week opens amid Brexit uncertainties LONDON – Models and fashion editors descended on Britain’s sunny capital from snowy New York Friday for the start of London Fashion Week, kicking off a whirlwind of runway shows featuring Burberry, Versus, Roksanda and dozens of other designers.The first day of the fashion showcase started in a new location on the Strand in central London. Here are some highlights:___BREXIT ANXIETIES LOOMFor a change, politics took centre stage as the event opened.“Brexit” — Britain’s upcoming exit from the European Union — and political uncertainties in the U.S. and Europe dominated opening remarks by the organizers, who urged the fashion industry to make a clear statement of unity and inclusiveness in the face of rising nationalism.Britain’s fashion leaders are concerned about how Brexit will impact trade in an industry that has grown accustomed to the easy movement of talent and goods across European borders.“I’d like to take this opportunity … to remind the government that retaining our competitive position isn’t straightforward and we hope that you’ll listen and understand our concerns and our needs when we talk to you about visas, talent, tariffs, and IP (intellectual property),” said Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council at an opening session.___PASTELS AT BORA AKSUThe London-based Turkish designer Bora Aksu dedicated his show to Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, a prominent advocate for women’s rights in Britain during the suffragette movement. He said she showed a “beguiling combination of royalty and revolutionary fervour.”The collection played heavily on lilacs, blues and powdery pinks. Some of the outfits offered playful variations on Victorian themes, complete with severe, almost masculine hats, while others were completely contemporary.The 1960s were present also, with some models braiding blue flowers into their hair and several outfits offering variation on black and white Op Art themes.A full-length pink and pale blue dress was particularly striking, seeming to bridge several eras of fashion history in a soft, subtle vision. At its best, the show had an ethereal quality.___TWEEDS AND SPARKLY GOWNS AT PAUL COSTELLOEIt was a splendid evening for Irish-American designer Paul Costelloe, a stalwart of London Fashion Week who spiced up his show with Jimi Hendrix’s apocalyptic “All Along the Watchtower” and finished by dancing with one of his models to Sam Cooke’s joyous “Another Saturday Night.”Between the first Hendrix chords and the last steps of his dance, Costelloe showed dramatic evening gowns, many with sheer, sparkly designs, and ensembles featuring tight corsets over culottes and oversize tweedy jackets over skintight leather trousers.Models were given a horizontal line of blood-red eye makeup that gave them a somewhat forbidding look. Many of the short dresses featured attached hoods, and one elegant outfit showed a distinct Japanese influence, with a floor-length kimono-style dress.Costelloe highlighted his Irish heritage with the use of tweeds, but not in traditional cuts or styles. He has perfected the sexy librarian look — giving one model a long, high-waisted tweed skirt paired with a ruffly white blouse. Many of his simple outfits, relying on solid pieces in contrasting colours, worked extremely well. The gowns were the highlight: distinctive, imaginative and fun.___VIRTUAL REALITYOff the catwalks, there was also a broad array of international talent on display at presentations at Somerset House, which includes designers from India, Guatemala, Slovakia and elsewhere.The new presentation rooms at the Store Studios included a virtual reality display that let visitors don special equipment for brief presentations about London’s fashion heritage plus a video about Alexander McQueen.The headphones and goggles gave viewers a startling display of the workmanship and detailing that goes into the construction of the highest of high-end apparel. A model wears a creation by designer Eudon Choi during the runway show as part of London Fashion Week, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Voicing alarm at the escalating violence in northern and central Rakhine state and Chin state, the UN Special Rapporteur on human Rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, urged all sides, including the State military and ethnic armed groups, to show restraint and protect civilians.In a statement, Ms. Lee added that “blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law”.On 10 January, a letter was sent by the Rakhine state government to the UN and international humanitarian agencies with instructions, apart from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Committee of the Red Cross, to suspend their activities in the five townships in northern Rakhine that are affected by the conflict, Ponnagyun, Kyauktaw, Rathedaung, Buthidaung and Maungdaw. Since November last year, the Arakan Army separatists and the Myanmar military have been engaged in heavy fighting, which has resulted in deaths and injuries to civilians. Since early December, at least 5,000 people have been displaced from their homes.Condemning the attack by the Arakan Army on the four Border Guard Police posts on 4 January and expressing concern at the Myanmar military disproportionate response to the attack, Ms. Lee stressed that “all the people of Rakhine state, including the Rakhine, Mro, Daignet, Hindu and Rohingya, have already suffered enough”.The UN human rights expert also expressed her concern about the risks of “exacerbating divisions among communities in an already fractured state, further complicating the complex situation that exists in the country”.The latest violence comes amid a wider pattern of sporadic but at times intense fighting between ethnic groups and the authorities in Myanmar dating back more than 70 years in some cases, since independence in January 1948.Ms. Lee called on the Government to prioritise the safety and well-being of “all the people of Rakhine State and work towards peace around Myanmar”.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. All I saw was a plume of feathersbiker David Roberts A pheasant killed a motorcyclist when the bird hit his helmet at 60mph, an inquest heard.Robert Patterson, 51, suffered a fractured skull when the animal flew out of a hedgerow as he rode with friends on a country road in Wales.An inquest heard a biker riding behind the father of four saw a “plume of feathers” before the crash.A post-mortem examination revealed the force of the 6lb (2.7kg) female pheasant hitting Mr Patterson’s helmet was enough to fracture his skull.Pathologist Dr Mark Lord said: “It was a significant impact. It was instant death. Mr Patterson suffered multiple injuries including a blow to the head and facial injuries, as well as the skull fracture.” Mr Patterson, a window cleaner, was on a motorbike trip with friends when the accident happened last November.Andrew Edwards, a friend who was riding behind the victim, said: “Something appeared to hit him – he instantly collapsed on to the bike and veered off the road.”We were speaking on intercoms. It went silent the instant he was hit. It looked like a bird of prey, but we believe it was a pheasant – it swooped down above head height. The instant it hit him, he went down a bank and into the fields and trees.” Another biker in the convoy, David Roberts, told the hearing: “All I saw was a plume of feathers.”The inquest, in Caernarfon, heard the pheasant smashed into Mr Patterson’s visor, damaging the helmet.Recording a conclusion of accidental death, North Wales Coroner Dewi Pritchard Jones said: “It must have been quite a shock to have this bird flying and hitting him in his face.”The pheasant must have gone into the visor. My belief is that the impact caused the head to go back and fracture the base of the skull. The bike carried on through the undergrowth and further injuries were caused.”Mr Patterson, from Llandudno Junction, Gwynedd, leaves partner Lizzie Day and children aged aged from seven to 28.His niece, Sonia Jones, said: “Rob always had a smile on his face – he was never down.”
SOMETIMES, IT’S THE tiniest little things a person does that get to you. That is certainly the case for a woman in Kuwait who has filed for divorce just days after wedding, because of the way her husband eats peas.Yes, peas. As in, the vegetable. According to Gulf News, the woman was appalled by the ‘shocking sight’ of her husband eating them not with a fork, but with a slice of bread instead. A pea sandwich? That’s a new one for us.According to Al Qabas, the local paper in Kuwait, these kinds of divorces are becoming more common. One woman divorced her husband over his refusal to squeeze the toothpaste from the end rather than the middle, while a man divorced his wife because she refused to bring him a glass of water.6 times Rubberbandits truly represented Limerick as City of Culture>This is by far the best Craigslist missed connection from New Year’s Eve>
Updated 12.35pm THE MAJORITY OF senators will be back for tomorrow’s special sitting of the Seanad to debates the crises in Gaza and Ukraine though some are away on holidays.The upper house is being recalled from its summer break to debate the situations in the Middle East and Ukraine after senators on both the government and opposition side pushed for a debate.Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan is expected to address the chamber with the debate due to get under way from 2pm tomorrow afternoon.This week TheJournal.ie has contacted all senators in an effort to determine who will make it back given the difficulties that a special, short-notice sitting might create for some parliamentarians.A total of 39 senators out of the 58 senators we enquired about have confirmed their attendance. Eight have confirmed they will be unable to attend. Two have said they are unsure at present. Nine have not responded to messages at the time of publication.Those who can’t attend include Sinn Féin’s Trevor Ó Clochartaigh and Fine Gael’s Tony Mulcahy who said they are on holidays. Others who confirmed they are “away” include independent senator Rónán Mullen and Labour’s Lorraine Higgins.Independent senator Mary Ann O’Brien says she is involved with the European Equestrian Championships in Millstreet and will be unable to attend. Labour’s Denis Landy said that he has family commitments.Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry is unable to attend but said he is paired with the Labour senator Jimmy Harte who is still recovering from a serious accident last year.MacSharry was criticised for signing a motion to recall the house to debate organ donations last year but then not attending as he was on holiday. He confirmed he did not sign the motion to recall senators this year.Others are finding it difficult to rearrange their plans. Senator and doctor John Crown is unsure if he’ll make it with his spokesperson saying he’s currently covering for two other doctors at St Vincent’s Hospital.One senator, who declined to be named, said he would attend but was annoyed at the chamber being recalled.“I hate missing these things, but it’s a right pain in the bum, and it’s an awful day for it. I don’t want to be driving back home on the Friday of a bank holiday,” he said.Senator Fidelma Healy Eames, who is part of the Reform Alliance, said she’d be there “even though its Ladies Day at the Galway Races”.Fianna Fáil senator Mark Daly said in addition to the Seanad being recalled, he wants to bring the ambassadors from Palestine and Israel before the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee.Fine Gael senator Colm Burke said he was in Gaza in 2009 and said it was “the same situation now as it was then”.- with reporting from Daragh Brophy, Nicky Ryan and Sinead O’Carroll. First published 11.11am on 29 July 2014Note: When this story was originally published on Tuesday it stated that the sitting was being held tomorrow when in fact it is being held on Thursday. Read: The Seanad is coming back on Thursday to discuss Gaza and UkraineExplainer: What is happening in Gaza?
[This is not the iPhone 5.]Are we already so bored with all the iPad 2 news that we’re back onto speculating about the latest revamp of the iPhone? Truthfully, we’ve been talking about the iPhone 5 since the iPhone 4 was announced. We’ve heard talk of an edge-to-edge display, of it having Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities, and of it having an aluminium body. Today, 9to5Mac reported that some of the rumors floating around may indeed be true, and there may even be new details.According to 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman, a source from Foxconn — whom he believes to be reliable — has provuded some info about the fifth-gen iPhone. The big news is that the iPhone 5 has already been seen at Foxconn and is going into the normal mass production stages soon. The design is said to be similar to the iPhone 4, but with two large differences: the screen size, and the materials.Apple has apparently decided to change the back glass enclosure found on the iPhone 4 and use something more like what the first-gen iPhone had. According to the source, the back of the phone will not be curved, and instead will have a flat metal back. The type of metal is still to be determined. The rumors are that it’s aluminum, but that’s still to be confirmed. Apple keeps the same antenna design, which suffered from the Death Grip problem, it shouldn’t cause any reception issues with the flat aluminum back.The other big change is the screen size. There are still no exact display specs, but we hear it will be larger. In fact, Digitimes says it will be 4 inches. Gurman’s source doesn’t have the precise screen measurements, but the person said it seems to be larger than the one on the iPhone 4.What do you want to see in the iPhone 5? Let us know in the comments below.Read more at 9to5Mac. (By the way, the image above is of a metal iPhone 3G/3GS case.)
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Turkey is maintaining a hands-off policy during the current Cyprus negotiations, according to the Turkish Cypriot ‘foreign minister’ Emine Colak.Ms Colak said that during the recent visit to the island’s north by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, her impression from private meetings with him was that Ankara was sincere in wanting a Cyprus settlement.Colak said that while Turkey “of course” had its own interests and the Cyprus issue was a major headache in terms of its EU path, “there are a lot of reasons why Turkey wants to see the problem resolved”.“Turkey is not intervening or trying to manipulate or be part of specific content that is being discussed between our leaders. There is no pressure, intervention or any paranoia about what is being agreed at the table,” Colak added.Commenting on Erdogan’s “harsh reaction” towards Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci’s statement earlier this year that relations should be on an equal basis, Colak said though relations with Turkey were important to the Turkish Cypriots, they had “strong feelings that we want to be masters of our own home”.Menwhile, the Cypriot leaders have turned their sights on the central issues of property and territorial adjustment that for decades have blocked agreement.Territorial adjustments and property compensation remain the most complex and divisive issues in the search for a compromise to end more than four decades of division.UN envoy Espen Barth Eide confirmed that during the latest round of talks between President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, both leaders “agreed that the individual’s right to property is respected”.“Dispossessed owners and current users shall have various choices regarding their claims to affected properties. These different choices shall include compensation, exchange and reinstatement.”Mr Eide said an independent Property Commission would be established to resolve property claims based on mutually-agreed criteria.Source: Cyprus Mail/AFP
Loppsi 2 : 1.000 sites pédo-pornographiques bloqués en janvier ?Le gouvernement serait sur le point de publier le décret d’application de l’article 4 de la loi Loppsi 2. Un texte qui autorisera le blocage de sites Internet par une simple décision administrative, sans avoir à passer par un juge. Une liste de 1000 sites hébergeant des images à caractère pédophile aurait d’ores et déjà été dressée.Dès le début de l’année 2012, quelque 1.000 sites Internet contenant des images pédo-pornographiques pourraient être bloqués en vertu du décret d’application de l’article 4 de la seconde version de la loi d’Orientation et de programmation pour la performance de la sécurité intérieure (Loppsi 2). Un texte qui d’après le Figaro, sera publié au Journal officiel d’ici à la fin de l’année. Le journal affirme que le gouvernement a déjà en sa possession une liste de 1.000 sites pédophiles, pour la plupart hébergés aux États-Unis, qui pourront être bloqués selon une simple décision administrative.À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?L’intervention d’un juge ne sera en effet plus nécessaire suite à la publication de ce décret, et les fournisseurs d’accès Internet (FAI) seront contraints de bloquer les sites concernés. Quant aux internautes qui tenteront d’accéder à ces pages, ils se verront redirigés vers un message d’avertissement émanant du ministère de l’Intérieur, qui leur rappellera le contenu de l’article 227.23 du code pénal concernant la diffusion et la consultation d’images à caractère pédo-pornographique. “Le fait de consulter habituellement un service de communication au public en ligne mettant à disposition une telle image ou représentation ou de détenir une telle image ou représentation par quelque moyen que ce soit est puni de deux ans d’emprisonnement et 30000 euros d’amende” indique notamment ce texte.La liste noire des sites bloqués par décision administrative ne sera pas rendue public. Seuls le ministère de l’intérieur et les FAI y auront accès. Mais certains doutent qu’elle puisse rester secrète. “Les autorités sont persuadées que la liste des 1000 sites restera secrète. Sauf que des outils du monitoring comme Herdict.org, sorte de Grenouille.com des réseaux, permet déjà de monitorer ce qui est accessible et ce qui ne l’est pas. Autre détail, on ne sait pas faire du sur mesure. Si on bloque, cela sera bloqué pour tout le monde, même pour les OPJ (officiers de police judiciaire) qui voudront faire une enquête en ce secteur, sauf s’ils veulent passer via une liaison satellitaire et un FAI américain…” souligne un expert cité par PCInpact.Le 3 novembre 2011 à 16:23 • Maxime Lambert
HOUSTON — While the number of evacuees seeking refuge in Houston’s emergency shelters dwindled 10 days after Harvey struck, many people who had left by Monday still faced dire housing needs.Some returned to public housing complexes inundated with sewage and mud. More than 50,000 went to government-paid hotels, some far away from homes and schools. Others moved in with family and friends.Harvey did not discriminate, inundating exclusive neighborhoods and low-lying apartments for the poor, and was blamed for at least 60 deaths. Most of the evacuees at the George R. Brown Convention Center were lower-income, but some were from wealthier areas.Now, about 1,500 remain at the convention center, and several said they were homeless, disabled or from public housing. Another 2,800 were at the NRG Center, another convention center that opened after George R. Brown reached double its original capacity.Harvey struck Texas on Aug. 25 as a Category 4 hurricane, but brought the worst flooding to Houston and other areas as a tropical storm. The rain totaled nearly 52 inches (1.3 meters) in some spots.
FIFA has said that it has “taken note” of its former president Sepp Blatter’s attendance at a World Cup game despite being banned from football.The 82-year-old Blatter, was in Russia to watch Portugal’s 1-0 Group B victory over Morocco on Wednesday on the invitation of Russian president Vladimir Putin.The Swiss’ 17-year spell in charge of world football’s governing body ended amid a corruption scandal in 2015 and FIFA banned Blatter for eight years, which was later reduced to six years on appeal.“FIFA has taken note of Mr Blatter’s visit to Russia,” a FIFA spokesperson told BBC Sport.Fan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.“We have no further comment at the present stage.”In September 2015, Swiss authorities announced that Blatter was under investigation over a £1.3m “disloyal payment” to Michel Platini, the ex-boss of European football’s governing body Uefa, in 2011.However, the both men denied any the allegation
San Diego Marine honored for rescuing UPS driver in freeway accident January 26, 2018 Sasha Foo, Sasha Foo Posted: January 26, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA San Diego Marine from MCAS Miramar is being hailed as a hero. Staff Sergeant Hai Vuong was honored for his actions last November when he saved the life of a UPS driver who was trapped and injured in a freeway collision.KUSI’s Sasha Foo tells about the Marine and why he’s being commended for his courage. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
A U.S. Border Patrol agent fired several rounds toward an armed militia member in Texas, reigniting concerns among law enforcement officials about conflicts with untrained and unregulated volunteers who have arrived at the Mexican border in the wake of the recent immigration crisis.Omar Zamora, a spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday that the agent was chasing several suspects through an area of thick brush near the Rio Grande on Friday afternoon when he came upon a militia member holding a shotgun or rifle.The agent fired several rounds, and the militia member immediately dropped his weapon, according to Zamora, who said no one was injured.“It’s difficult because we have several different law enforcement agencies there from federal, state and local … we can work together, we can deconflict,” he said. “We’re all in uniform.”It was not immediately clear if the man, who was not identified, will face criminal charges. The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident that occurred near Brownsville, but no one was available for comment.Zamora did not identify the patrol agent and said it was not clear what organization the militia member belonged to. He was standing on private property at the time of the incident.
Billed as the largest health magazine launch of all time, Publishers Group of America’s newspaper magazine Spry hit newsstands last week with a 9.2 million circulation—up 200,000 from 9 million projected pre-launch.The PGA says it hopes to increase Spry’s circ again, and will “decide in next month or so” on an increase, if any, for 2009 through 2010, president Dick Porter told FOLIO:. “We’ll look at the budget and rate base, and which markets are interested in Spry,” he said. “It will most likely depend on whether our ad sales can keep up with rate base growth.” Earlier this summer, the PGA—which publishes its flagship American Profile magazine—said it plans to raise circulation at sister newspaper insert magazine Relish from 12 million to 15 million, effective with its January 2009 issue. Relish launched in February 2006 as the largest ad-supported food magazine and has increased circ by three million each year. PGA media contact Fred Pfaff says he expects to see a 20 to 30 percent overlap in the newspapers that carry both Spry and Relish. Right now, Spry is distributed in The Washington Times, The Florida Times Union, the New York Daily News, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Los Angeles Daily News.