ICC red cards MS Dhoni gloves: Mahi in breach of ICC rules

first_imgThe International Cricket Council has turned down BCCI’s request to reconsider the world governing body’s objection to MS Dhoni’s gloves. Dhoni had sported an army crest on his wicketkeeping gloves during India’s World Cup 2019 opener against South Africa.Soon after the ICC issued a statement, fans in India were left fuming. The ICC requested BCCI to ask Dhoni to remove the army crest from his gloves.The Indian cricket board wrote to the ICC seeking permission to let Dhoni wear those gloves in India’s next match against Australia at The Oval. However, that request has been turned down by the ICC.Official ICC statement on the Dhoni gloves issue put out a brief while back pic.twitter.com/ckDJA3hUEnCricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 7, 2019The ICC responded to BCCI’s letter explaining Dhoni’s act was a breach of clause G1 (personal messages) as well as the logos allowed on WK gloves and as such should not be worn.Also Read | Indian Army won’t intervene in MS Dhoni gloves controversyAlso Read | BCCI unlikely to contest ICC decision on MS Dhoni glovesAlso Seelast_img read more

A Summer of Treasure at Sherbrooke Village

first_imgChildren and families visiting Sherebrooke Village can uncover clues and search for hidden treasure this summer. In celebration of the 2007 Tall Ships Nova Scotia Festival and Sherbrooke’s connection to privateers, the Sherbrooke Village Treasure Hunt lets visitors search for the museum’s hidden history treasures as they tour the site. From the blacksmith shop to the jail, the pottery shop to Greenwood Cottage, the Sherbrooke Village Treasure Hunt adds a new element of interaction to the museum tour. The hunt begins at the information centre, where families will get a rhyming clue sheet that contains history questions about certain buildings as well as other fun clues. Those who complete the quest will be rewarded with a bounty from the treasure chest. Lynn Hayne, manager of development and promotions, said the suggestion for a daily treasure hunt came from visitors who had taken part in family scavenger hunts that were held on selected Sundays over the past several years. “Families are asking for activities that all ages can enjoy and this hunt allows the whole family to have a historic adventure,” said Ms. Hayne. “We’re always looking for ways to get people really involved in village life and this is an opportunity to do just that. At Sherbrooke Village, our past is your adventure.” Participants can register at the information centre at the beginning of their tour. The Sherbrooke Village Treasure Hunt will be held every day in July and August and on weekends in the fall until the close of the season Oct. 15. For more information, contact Lynn Hayne at 1-888-743-7845 or haynelm@gov.ns.ca .last_img read more

Province Reviews COMFIT Program

first_imgThe province is asking for feedback on how to improve a program that encourages community participation in renewable energy projects. The Community Feed-in Tariff (COMFIT) program was introduced in the 2010 Renewable Electricity Plan and officially launched last September. Since then, more than 45 projects have been approved and dozens more are finalizing business plans. “From the beginning, we committed to continual improvement of the program and a review once we had some experience under our belt,” said Energy Minister Charlie Parker. “We consider this a tune-up to ensure the program is meeting its objectives and is aligned with operational realities.” The review was announced during the Canadian Clean Energy Conferences Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Forum in Halifax today, Sept. 24. It will include public consultation and discussions with those in the program and will examine applicant eligibility, geographical distribution, eligible technologies, quantity of energy being offered, community engagement and support, things learned from previous projects and administration. “We are very proud of the success of this made-in-Nova Scotia program that is the first of its kind in the world,” Mr. Parker said. “It is an important part of our overall energy strategy to build a diverse, secure, sustainable and affordable electricity supply for Nova Scotia. At the same time, we are creating good jobs in communities and growing the economy, making life better for all Nova Scotians.” COMFIT provides municipalities, First Nations, co-operatives, not-for-profit and other eligible groups an established price-per-kilowatt-hour for projects that produce electricity from renewable sources, such as wind, biomass, in-stream tidal and river tidal developments. During the review, the department will not accept applications for wind projects of more than 50 kilowatts. Projects already in the application system will be processed. COMFIT power is generated and used in local areas, providing economic development opportunities in these communities. The program is one of a number of initiatives to help the province reach 25 per cent renewable electricity by 2015 and 40 per cent by 2020. The province expects 100 megawatts of electricity to be produced through the COMFIT. For more information on the review, go to www.nsrenewables.ca .last_img read more

Dartmouth High Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

first_imgA Dartmouth High School student is this year’s winner of a prestigious provincial scholarship recognizing leadership in multiculturalism and human rights. Justyne Leslie will accept the $6,000 Dr. P. Anthony (Tony) Johnstone Memorial Entrance Scholarship today, June 27, at her school’s graduation ceremony. “Justyne is an outstanding role model for today’s youth,” said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Frank Corbett. “Along with excelling in school, Justyne is a leader in human rights, multicultural and community development organizations.” For three years, Ms. Leslie maintained a more than 95 per cent average. “My ultimate goal is to be the voice of those who are unheard and the representative of those who are mistreated,” said Ms. Leslie. “I want to travel the world and go to places where the culture is rich and different to gain new perspectives and experience a whole new lifestyle.” Ms. Leslie’s volunteer activities included Dartmouth High School’s Human Rights Club and the Multicultural Club, and she was a key organizer for African History Month, a Mental Health Day Conference and the Ban the Bottle Campaign. She has received several awards for her leadership and athletic skills, including the Outstanding Leadership Award, Sportsmanship Award and Most Valuable Player in soccer. “Justyne has a strong sense of social justice, which is rare to see at her age,” said Eartha Monard, principal of Dartmouth High School. “She is a strong advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves and has a passion to direct her future goals to help others.” Ms. Leslie will attend Dalhousie University in the fall, working towards a bachelor of arts with a major in political science, and plans to pursue law school. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be living in Nova Scotia, graduating from high school and beginning an undergraduate degree program at a Maritime university in the fall. The applicant must also have demonstrated an interest in multiculturalism and human rights. This year, 54 eligible applications were reviewed. Nova Scotia established the scholarship in 1991 to honour the life and work of the late Tony Johnstone, a long-time educator and human rights advocate who devoted his life to promoting multicultural understanding and social equality. FOR BRAODCAST USE: A Dartmouth High School student is this year’s winner of a prestigious provincial government scholarship. Justyne Leslie will accept the 6-thousand dollar Dr. P. Anthony (Tony) Johnstone Memorial Entrance Scholarship today (June 27th), at her school’s graduation ceremony. Labour and Advanced Education Minister Frank Corbett says Justyne is an outstanding role model for today’s youth. Along with excelling in school, Justyne is a leader in human rights, multicultural and community development organizations. Nova Scotia established the scholarship in 1991 to honour the life and work of the late Tony Johnstone, a long-time educator and human rights advocate who devoted his life to promoting multicultural understanding and social equality. -30-last_img read more

US coast guard calls off search for missing Calgary man off Florida

first_imgCALGARY – The wife of a missing Calgary man whose boat was recovered off the coast of Florida says he may have been swept away while trying to rescue the family dog.Michele Horne told CTV Calgary it’s believed her husband, Fraser, dove in when the golden retriever named Toula fell into the water.Fraser Horne, an avid boater, set sail on a trip on Friday and was reported missing after failing to return on Sunday.His boat — running in neutral and with his wallet, keys and shoes onboard — was found near the Gulf Coast fishing village of Cortez a few hours later.The dog was discovered by a Good Samaritan on a nearby island later that evening.The U.S. coast guard launched an extensive search for the 64-year-old snowbird, but it failed to turn up anything and the coast guard has called off its efforts.“We searched over 2,000 square miles for more than 46 hours to look for Mr. Horne and unfortunately we were unable to locate him,” said petty officer Ashley Johnson.The Hornes bought a place in Florida in 2015 to spend the winters.“What is clear from the search patterns … is that Toula, the retriever, fell into the water and that Fraser went to get her, to rescue her,” Michele Horne told CTV from Florida.“In rescuing her, there was a strong current that was shifting against him and the boat. From what the data shows, he probably was not able to go back to the boat.”Michele Horne said Toula is a strong swimmer and was in the water for about two hours.“The waters are fairly warm here, around 70 to 75 degrees, (but) she was shivering. She had been there for a while. They put blankets on her. The biggest issue she had was taking in a lot of salt water and exhaustion,” she said.“I can’t believe that this dog did what she did, swim as hard as she did … We don’t have kids. We love our dogs. They’re our kids and he (Fraser) would’ve done anything for her, so I am so happy she’s back with us.”Toula is in good health and is back at home, Horne said.“She’s on antibiotics. She’s good. We had her on two, 30-minute walks today. She’s eating. She’s drinking.“There’s something she knows and we wish dogs could talk.”Michele’s sister, Lisa, flew down to Florida from Edmonton when she heard the news.“We are hoping we will find Fraser,” she said. “We haven’t really made plans of what we’re going to do. The plan initially was that we’d like to stay here until he’s found and we can bring him home.”Conservation officers and the county sheriff’s office will continue to search daily.(CTV Calgary)last_img read more

UK Footballers Team Up With UNICEF For One Goal

first_imgThe UK’s top football players today take on their most challenging opponent yet as the England Footballer’s Foundation (EFF) team up with UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, in a new four year partnership that will help tackle malaria; a disease that still claims the life of a child every thirty seconds.Wayne Rooney, along with Joe Hart, Gary Cahill and Jack WilshereWhilst the players are more used to finding the back of the net on the pitch, the EFF and Unicef partnership will see them use their global status and appeal to raise funds and awareness, both at home and around the world, about the danger of Malaria and the benefits of sleeping under a mosquito net.In Africa malaria is the biggest killer of children under five and globally it is the third single biggest killer of children. The poorest most vulnerable children are in the greatest danger, but sleeping under a mosquito net can offer them life-saving protection.To launch the partnership England captain Wayne Rooney, along with goalkeeper Joe Hart, defender Gary Cahill and midfielder Jack Wilshere feature in a striking image alongside children from William Shrewsbury Primary School, Burton upon Trent.England captain, Wayne Rooney said: “It’s unbelievable that every ninety minutes – the time it takes to play a football match – 180 children will lose their lives to malaria. As captain of the England football team I am hugely proud that we are able to help Unicef in its goal of protecting every child in danger from this disease.”England and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart said: “I am used to defending my goal net against some of the best players in the world, but for some children, being able to sleep under a life-saving mosquito net can mean the last line of defence from this deadly disease. I have always been a huge fan of Unicef’s work so it’s really amazing that through our Foundation we can help make a difference to the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.”Unicef UK Executive Director David Bull said: “The simplest way to keep children safe from malaria is to ensure that they sleep under a mosquito net, but many are still living without this basic life-saving need. The faces of the England football team are some of the most recognisable in the country so it is great to have them on board to help us raise awareness to tackle malaria and protect all those children in danger.”Last year the EFF also supported Unicef’s Typhoon Haiyan children’s emergency appeal following the catastrophic tropical storm in the Philippines.
The England Footballers Foundation are joining Team Unicef, a community of fans, players and organisations who love sport and want to make a lasting difference to the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.Source:UNICEF UKlast_img read more

Growing Sense a new gardening show rooted in inclusion premieres March 20

first_imgGrowing Sense features Integrated Described Video and is accessible to audience members who are blind or partially sighted. Starting March 20, the series airs Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET and PT, and will be available online at AMI.ca and on the AMI app for iPhone and Apple TV after the initial broadcast.About Tell Tale ProductionsTell Tale Productions Inc. was founded in 2003 by Edward Peill with the goal of providing thought provoking and engaging content that will resonate with audiences and have long lasting global appeal. The company produces unique and highly rated one-off documentaries, factual entertainment series, and interactive media and has recently expanded its development slate to include feature films and mobile apps. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Celebrate the first day of spring with a new 10-part documentary series focused on cultivating meaningful connections with nature and the community through accessible gardening. A series by Tell Tale Productions, Growing Sense premieres on AMI-tv Tuesday, March 20 at 8:30 p.m. ET and PT.Novice gardener Milena Khazanavicius once worked as a floral designer with dreams of opening her own shop before losing her sight at the age of 22. Rosmarie Lohnes is a veteran ecological landscaper with a passion for restoring sustainable ecosystems that connect people with nature. Together, they’ll build and tend to an accessible garden plot at Common Roots Urban Farm in Halifax, Nova Scotia, growing a variety of foods, tackling tough landscaping projects and fostering a lasting friendship.“Growing Sense really highlights the importance of following your passion and stepping outside of your comfort zone,” says John Melville, Vice President of Programming and Production for AMI-tv. “The show provides some interesting how-to content with an array of helpful tips for gardening enthusiasts of all abilities, including individuals living with sight loss.” Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Afghanistan UN helps reintegrate excombatant families through teachertraining

Afghan women related to ex-combatants will be trained as teachers under a new United Nations-supported initiative aimed at educating women while facilitating the reintegration of former fighters and their families in the war-ravaged country into civilian life. Training will take place throughout Afghanistan under the five-month programme, which began yesterday following the signing of an agreement between the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Education with the support of the Afghanistan’s New Beginnings Programme (ANBP). ANBP regional offices have registered and selected candidates before referring them to the provincial Departments of Education. Although some provinces, like Parwan, Kapisa, Takhar, Baghlan and Gardez, did not have the requisite 10 candidates to start a training session, the project has already proved its success with 563 candidates for only 340 places. The project will also serve as a useful capacity-building exercise for the provincial Departments of Education working with ANBP as they will have to undertake logistical organizational activities such as preparing monthly salary lists and student attendance sheets.It is just one of the multiple initiatives UN agencies are undertaking to improve the country’s stability and advance programmes across a vast spectrum of activities. Later this month UNDP and the Ministry of Communications will host the first-ever national Information and Communication Technology (ICT) conference in Afghanistan with hundreds of participants from the ever-growing sector.The two-day conference will provide information for high-level government officials and the private sector as well as representatives from the provinces, academics and civil society groups. It will include discussions, technology exhibitions, investment opportunities and the launch of top-level Internet domains and online registration for the country’s ‘.af’ website addresses. read more

Facebooks first public quarter proves solid as revenue grows 32 per cent

Facebook’s first public quarter proves solid as revenue grows 32 per cent by News Staff Posted Jul 26, 2012 5:31 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK – Facebook is reporting stronger-than-expected revenue in the social media company’s first earnings report since its rocky initial public offering two months ago. But investors weren’t impressed and after a brief spike, its stock tumbled nearly 9 per cent in after-hours trading. Facebook Inc. said Thursday that it booked a net loss of $157 million, or 8 cents per share in the April-June period, mainly due to stock compensation expenses following its IPO. That compares with earnings of $240 million, or 11 cents per share, in the second quarter a year ago. Revenue grew 32 per cent to $1.18 billion from $895 million a year ago. Adjusted earnings of $295 million, or 12 cents per share, matched Wall Street’s expectations. Analysts, on average had expected slightly lower revenue of $1.16 billion, according to FactSet. The results come two months after Facebook’s stock landed with a thud on its first trading day, on May 18. The day began with glitches with the Nasdaq stock market that delayed trading by half an hour. It didn’t get much better from there. Despite months of hoopla that had investors thinking it would soar, the stock closed just 23 cents above its $38 IPO price. It has not reached that level since then. Though as its first public report, Facebook had a lot riding on this quarter, Wall Street’s expectations were muted, which could be a reason for the stock price decline. Facebook had effectively warned investors before its IPO that Wall Street’s expectations were too high. In a filing issued a week before its IPO, Facebook said its mobile users are growing at a faster pace than the number of ads on its mobile platform. Analysts took that as a sign that their estimates were out of whack and many of them reduced their estimates for Facebook’s projected revenue and earnings. That said, Facebook didn’t start showing ads on its mobile app until this spring. While it’s true that it was late to the game _ after all, its mobile user base is growing fast _ it doesn’t mean it won’t be able to in the future. Overall, Facebook said its revenue from advertising totalled $992 million, representing 84 per cent of total revenue and a 28 per cent increase from the same quarter last year. It did not say what percentage was from mobile. Facebook said it had 955 million active monthly users as of June 30, up 29 per cent from a year earlier. Facebook’s stock fell $2.38, or 8.9 per cent to $24.47 in after-hours trading. facebook|first quarter|ipo|revenue read more

The US Is On Pace For A Lousy Olympics

Italy23.1610.3 China01.4510.9 Gold medalsAll medals South Korea35.259.7 Canada511.71530.3 Belarus11.923.9 Here’s how it works: We collected Winter Olympics medal data going back to 1998, when snowboarding was added to the official program as a new sport,2As of the 2018 Games, snowboarding is the most recent new sport to be added to the Winter Olympics. and then calculated the share of medals that each country won in each sport. For example, from 1998 to 2014, the U.S. won 33 percent of all gold medals in snowboarding, to go with 17 percent of silvers and 30 percent of bronzes. (Yes, we’re pretty good at snowboarding.) Then we used those historical rates to set the baseline expectations — the expected medals — for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.3For example, anytime a snowboarding medal is awarded, we add 0.33 golds, 0.17 silvers and 0.30 bronzes to the U.S.’s expected medal tally. There is one big exception to note: The Olympic athletes from Russia use the Russian Federation’s expected-medal rates, but with a 25 percent reduction to reflect the reduced number of Russian athletes competing in the 2018 Games (plus whatever other negative effects the Russian doping scandal might have on their medal tally).Add up all of those expected medals, and you can see where a country “should” be based on what it’s good at and what’s happened at the games so far. And the U.S. is definitely underperforming in South Korea, relative to expectations. Based on the events that have already been completed at the games, we would expect to have seen 18 American podium appearances thus far, which is exactly double the number the U.S. has actually had. From Lindsey Jacobellis’s coming up short again in boardercross to Mikaela Shiffrin’s shocking non-medal in slalom, Lindsey Vonn’s super-G struggles and Nathan Chen’s disappointing fifth-place finish in men’s figure-skating, no country is off to a rougher start in Pyeongchang than the Americans.The good news for the U.S., however, is that there are plenty of medal events remaining in which American athletes excel. Based on its rates over the 1998-2014 period, we would expect the U.S. to pick up about 18 more medals before the games are over, which is more than any other country’s projection. Even if that happens, however, our tracker projects that the U.S. would finish a distant fourth in the final medal table — which would be its worst showing at the Winter Olympics since 1998 — but at least it would mean the second half of the games was a lot better than the first.For Norway, this is shaping up to be its best performance at the Winter Games ever. Even though a number of their best events are over, the Norwegians should still finish strong. Indeed, if they (and everyone else) simply perform to expected baselines over the rest of the Olympics, Norway will finish first in the standings, with 34 medals, ahead of Germany and Canada. Netherlands68.91320.5 Country▲▼Current▲▼Projected▲▼Current▲▼Projected▲▼ Austria35.1917.5 Norway711.42234.1 France34.7713.7 Who will win the most golds?Medal projections based on each country’s current medals and historical performance in remaining events, as of the end of competition on Feb. 17 Liechtenstein0<0.111.0 Spain0<0.122.0 Sweden45.6712.6 Switzerland24.5713.7 The 2018 Winter Olympics are basically halfway over,1Which is sad, because winter is the best kind of Olympics. and the usual suspects are off to a great start. The Norwegians, the kings of cross-country skiing, currently lead the medal table with 22 pieces of hardware, including seven golds. The Germans, who traditionally rule luge and biathlon, are not far behind with nine golds and 17 medals. The United States, meanwhile, is in a four-way tie for fifth, having nabbed only nine total medals.How many should we expect the U.S. to have at this stage of the games, though? Since medals in different sports are awarded at different times, it can be difficult to know whether a country is behind where they should be or right on track. To help with that, we created a simple medal tracker. It compares a given country’s medal count with how many we’d expect based on its historical performance in the sports that have already been completed at this year’s games. It also tells you how many remaining medals a country should pick up over the rest of the Olympics if its athletes play to form. (One note on this: We’re looking at the broad categories of events that make up the Olympics — Alpine skiing, snowboarding, curling, etc. — not the specific events within those categories.) Poland11.412.4 United States510.7927.1 Czech Republic12.057.7 Slovenia00.212.1 Australia00.935.0 Finland00.938.0 Germany913.81730.4 Great Britain11.244.9 Kazakhstan0<0.111.4 Olympic athletes from Russia*02.7916.6 Slovakia11.233.5 Japan11.8912.0 *Using medal rates for the Russian Federation, but with a 25 percent reduction to reflect that fewer athletes are competing this year, compared to previous games.SOURCES: Sports-reference.com, international olympic committee read more

CiDRA install 1219 mm flowmeter system at Cuajone

first_imgCiDRA Minerals Processing has successfully installed the largest SONARtrac system in Peru which is the largest flowmeter in Peruvian mining. The 1,219 mm meter was installed on a reclaimed water line at Southern Copper’s Cuajone mine in the southern-most Andes Mountains of Peru. The large diameter of the pipe had prevented a flowmeter from previously being fitted. Water resources in this area are scarce and highly regulated, and having an accurate flow measurement on this critical reclaimed water line will allow Cuajone better water balance accounting.The system is required to measure water flow in one of the plant’s principal feed lines. With this installation, Cuajone becomes the fifth company in South America to choose SONARtrac technology for their large diameter water feed lines, mainly due to the growing need to monitor flow rates and thereby improve the water balance, in compliance with internal company regulations.The recovered water comes from Cuajone’s four thickeners and flows to a reservoir near the concentrator plant. The water is then distributed for reuse in the concentrator plant through the water feed lines to mills and flotation. Six pumps work alternately, depending on the amount of water recovered, to feed the lines in accordance with process demands. The fundamental characteristic of being a non-intrusive system allowed the installation of the 1219 mm flowmeter without having to stop the process or cut the pipe, which would have been required to install conventional flowmeter technologies.last_img read more

BASF launches new technical laboratory for mining in Johannesburg South Africa

first_imgBASF has launched its new laboratory for mining in Johannesburg based at MINTEK, the South African research organisation for mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. The new laboratory will help BASF deliver specialist service for mining customers in the entire African continent.Dieter Kovar, Head of BASF’s Business Center South Africa and Sub-Sahara said“Africa is a vast continent with a wealth of raw materials and a growing population. At the same time, the growing economy shows enormous potential for BASF. Through establishing a stronger local presence and more intensive strategic collaborations we will be able to even further support our customers and to enhance BASF’s market position.”At the official opening, Abiel Mngomezulu, CEO of MINTEK emphasized that the new BASF laboratory is an important development for cooperation in mining projects in the continent. “Bringing together existing competences and assets will provide much needed innovative solutions for the mining industry”, he said.Out of Johannesburg the laboratory team will support customers throughout the continent with technical services for solid-liquid separation, hydrometallurgy, flotation, agglomeration and tailings management.“To find high quality ores and mine them sustainably has become increasingly difficult for our customers. BASF can offer innovative solutions for the whole value chain in mineral processing. With this new laboratory we are now closer to our customers and can further improve our technical service,” said Dr Michael Gotsche Regional Business Management Europe, Middle East Africa Global Mining Solutions.last_img read more

Woman Creates Last Supper with Laundry Lint

first_imgArtistic breakthrough? Religious devotion? The work of someone with altogether too much free time on their hands? I vote for all of the above. This recreation of the Last Supper is 14 feet long and four feet high. It took around 1,000 hours to create. Also, it’s made entirely of laundry lint.Michigan resident Laura Bell is behind the massive remake of da Vinci’s famous work. The piece required 800 hours of laundry, in which Bell washed loads of towels, in order to get the perfect colors for Jesus and his disciples. Once the laundry was done, the Last Supper recreation took 200 hours to actually piece together.AdChoices广告The piece will be displayed at a Ripley’s Believe it or Not–a curator of Last Supper recreations. It also has versions of the renaissance painting remade on toast, a dime, and one recreated with rice.last_img read more

Deux publicités en faveur de lélevage interdites

first_imgDeux publicités en faveur de l’élevage interditesSaisie par la Fondation Brigitte Bardot, l’Autorité de régulation professionnelle de la publicité (ARPP) a interdit la diffusion de deux spots radio diffusés dans le cadre d’une campagne sur l’élevage soutenue par les pouvoirs publics.Dans un communiqué l’association de défense des animaux se félicite d’avoir obtenu l’interdiction de cette campagne “du Centre d’Information des Viandes, financée par le ministère de l’Agriculture, faisant d’une part la propagande de l’élevage porcin français présenté, de façon mensongère, comme étant ‘artisanal’ et un autre spot ventant l’aspect ‘écologique’ de l’élevage”. À lire aussiLa première boulette de viande créée in vitro par une entreprise américaineLe Jury de Déontologie Publicitaire, instance associée à l’ARPP, a en effet ordonné le 23 février dernier, la cessation de diffusion de deux des dix spots réalisés dans le cadre de la campagne “Soyons ferme”, dans le but d’informer l’opinion publique sur les filières d’élevage de boeuf, veau et porc. Comme le rapporte 20minutes.fr, le Jury a estimé que ces deux spots “contreviennent notamment au principe qui veut que ‘la publicité ne doit pas induire le public en erreur sur la réalité des actions de l’annonceur, ni sur les propriétés de ses produits en matière de développement durable'”.La première publicité interdite vantait la dimension artisanale et familiale de l’élevage, assurant que “les éleveurs de porcs sont comme des artisans”. Une affirmation entretenant une confusion, a estimé le JDP, soulignant que le constat selon lequel “l’élevage serait en France majoritairement familial n’implique pas nécessairement qu’il se ferait selon des méthodes artisanales et non industrielles”. Dans le second spot, une éleveuse déclarait que ses vaches assuraient en broutant le maintient des prairies, et contribuaient ainsi au stockage de carbone dans le sol et les forêts. Une affirmation minimisant l’impact de l’élevage sur le réchauffement climatique, qui aurait dû être “nuancée”.La Fondation Brigitte Bardot avait réclamé l’interdiction de deux autres spots, l’un vantant les qualités nutritionnelles de la viande, et l’autre concernant l’alimentation des veaux. Deux plaintes qui ont été rejetées par le JDP.Le 28 février 2011 à 17:08 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Cargo TK Bremen des barrières et des amendes pour protéger les dunes

first_imgCargo TK Bremen : des barrières et des amendes pour protéger les dunesLes opérations de pompage des cuves du Cargo TK Bremen ont été terminées vendredi dernier. Aujourd’hui, commence la déconstruction du bâtiment. Le chantier ne devrait s’étaler que sur 3 à 4 semaines mais le site et les dunes de la plage d’Erdeven se dégradent déjà à cause de l’affluence des curieux.Des barrières métalliques hautes de deux mètres, vont être montées sur près de 4 kilomètres entre Erdeven et la barre d’Etel afin de protéger le site des nombreux visiteurs qui viennent constater l‘état du bateau. La préfecture maritime de l’Atlantique et la préfecture du Morbihan, chargée du sinistre, ont déclaré dès jeudi qu’un plan de destruction du navire était déjà programmé. Mais l’agence néerlandaise devra également nettoyer la plage et remettre en état les dunes qui s’affaissent depuis l’accident et la curiosité qu’il suscite. Le site devra être réhabilité pour le 6 avril. À lire aussiLa Méditerranée est officiellement la mer la plus polluée par le plastiqueLes travaux de déconstruction et la remise en état du site sera à la charge complète de l’armateur du cargo maltais et de ses assureurs. Le vidage des éléments déplaçables et le désamiantage ne dureront qu’une semaine si les ouvriers suivent le plan annoncé. Une grue géante est attendue pour cisailler les 2.000 tonnes de ferraille constituant l’épave, qui seront ensuite évacuées par voie terrestre. La machine ne sera sur les lieux que début janvier et l’opération de cisaillage ne devrait s’étaler que sur une durée de trois semaines si le temps le permet. Enfin, la compagnie néerlandaise devra également remettre en état le site dunaire classé Natura 2000, dégradé par l’échouage du cargo mais plus particulièrement maintenant par le piétinement des nombreux visiteurs. Ce week-end, les gendarmes ont verbalisé 125 automobilistes et piétons face à l’afflux de milliers de curieux, entre 8.000 et 10.000, selon la gendarmerie cité par le site de Ouest France.Le 27 décembre 2011 à 12:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

VIDEO Nikolai Volkoff appears with Rusev and Lana

first_img WWE has posted the following video from after last night’s 9/8 WWE RAW of WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff appearing with Rusev & Lana backstage.You can view the video below. Videos Articles Google+ Pinterest Now Playing Up Next New additions to “Total Divas” cast next season, Bella Twins planning to leave the series Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Royal Rumble Highlights: Becky takes Lana’s spot, Brock vs. Balor, Tag Titles Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE couple no longer part of Total Divas, Former TNA/WWE star at live event Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 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 Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Facebook Is WWE Losing Its Audience?last_img read more

Teddy Long on being considered too old for WWE TV

first_img WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Vince Mcmahon Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising WWE Live returns to China this September, Will hold tryouts this July in Shanghai ROH announces Death Before Dishonor PPV and TV tapings for Las Vegas this September Now Playing Up Next Google+ WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Triple H Videos Articles Facebook Now Playing Up Next Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis Twitter Videos Articles Hulk Hogan reunites with Brutus Beefcake, New WWE Network collections for September Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE Steve Gerweck sent this in.http://www.gerweck.net/2014/09/22/gerweck-report-podcast-special-teddy-long-on-racism-in-wrestling-ron-simmons-undertaker-tna-and-much-more/  In this very special edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee welcome future WWE hall of famer Teddy Long.Topics discussed include:– Leaving WWE, and the possibility of Long returning to the company in the future– Racism in wrestling, and being called the N word– Who told Teddy that a young Undertaker would never draw a dime?– How Teddy become a wrestling manager– The circumstances of the Ron Simmons winning the world championship– What happened to wrestling managers?– The history of the “peanut head” stuff– Managing The Undertaker in WCW– Making the move from WCW to the WWF– WWE’s decision to bring back ECW– Raw expanding to three hours– Long’s favorite moments in the wrestling business– Thoughts on the passing of Sean O’Haire– A great story involving a young Randy Savage– Who would Teddy prefer inducting him in the WWE hall of fame?– Would Long work for TNA or Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling?– What does TNA need to do to change their fortune?– How he developed his catchphrases– Booker T’s group in Texas– Why did Vickie Guerrero get a WWE Network special, but not Long?– Long’s legacy in the business– On why he might turn down the WWE hall of fame– Long’s thoughts on Ray Rice and Adrian PetersonHighlights:– Life on the road: “I had been on the road for two years of my life, and I didn’t know exactly how bad I was burned out .. I don’t miss one day of WWE.”– On fourteen years with WWE: “Mr. McMahon took care of me.”– On returning to WWE? “I’ll probably never go back there.”– On what he is doing on Mondays now “I am going to these acting classes.”– Who told Teddy Long that a young Undertaker would never draw a dime?– On racism in wrestling, “it’s still going on, its going on everywhere. It not just professional wrestling .. I think in the WWE it has gotten better.”– Which wrestling great was against the idea of Teddy becoming a manager?– Teddy’s favorite moments in the business– On not being able to work outside of WWE due to being an independent contractor, “How they get away with that is unbelievable to me.”– On TNA: “They aren’t that bad. I think someone will pick them up, its bad writing there.”– “In Triple H’s eye I’m too old to be on TV,” Long said.– “I wasn’t a bad fan of his, that’s for sure” – Long on Flair– On the WWE hall of fame, “I may turn them down.”——————————-To book Teddy Long for your event, contact Brian Wittenstein at brianwittenstein@gmail.com Follow the Gerweck Report podcast at @GerweckReport Follow Gerweck on Twitter at @gerweck Follow Frank Dee on Twitter at @RealFrankDee E-mail us at gerweckreport@gerweck.net You can also listen to the Gerweck Report via iTunes on tunein, Stitcher and on SpreakerRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs WWE Losing Its Audience?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:29/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 6.29%0:00Remaining Time -0:29 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 Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

The littlest penguins clean what they can reach at car wash

first_imgPenguins may not be able to fly, but they can jump, stretch and stand on their tiptoes.And Clark College’s littlest penguins were doing all three Thursday, as the day care at the school’s Child and Family Studies program ran what it’s nicknamed the Bottom Half Car Wash. The charity event’s name is pretty literal — small students clean the bottom half of the car (or what they can reach), while the adults clean the top half.The proceeds will go toward the program’s end-of-summer family picnic.last_img read more

State Court of Appeals judges uphold DNRs denial of Millennium sublease

first_imgLONGVIEW — Millennium Bulk Terminals years-long proposal to build a coal terminal in Longview received another blow Tuesday after a state appeals court sided with the state Department of Natural Resources’ 2017 decision to deny the company a sublease needed to build a dock in the Columbia River.The decision reversed a previous decision by Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge Stephen Warning that DNR acted “arbitrarily and capriciously” in denying Millennium sublease for aquatic lands leased by Northwest Alloys Inc.But the state appeals court said DNR’s consideration of Millennium’s financial condition and business reputation was “expressly authorized under the lease” with Northwest Alloys, according to court documents.“And the additional information DNR sought from Millennium, which Millennium failed to provide, was relevant to DNR’s inquiry. Accordingly, we conclude that DNR’s denial of consent to sublease was not arbitrary and capricious,” the judges wrote in an opinion published Tuesday.Northwest Alloys is a subsidiary of Alcoa, which bought Reynolds Metals Co. and its Longview aluminum plant in 2000. In 2008, DNR renewed the aquatic lands lease with Northwest Alloys, and the lease barred Northwest from subleasing the land without the DNR’s consent.last_img read more

18 years later America vows to never forget 911

first_imgNEW YORK — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil.“As long as the city will gift us this moment, I will be here,” Margie Miller, who lost her husband, Joel, said as she attended the ground zero anniversary ceremony, as she has every year. “I want people to remember.”President Donald Trump laid a wreath at the Pentagon, telling victims’ relatives there: “This is your anniversary of personal and permanent loss.”“It’s the day that has replayed in your memory a thousand times over. The last kiss. The last phone call. The last time hearing those precious words, ‘I love you,’” the president said.Near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the third site where planes crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, Vice President Mike Pence credited the crew and passengers who fought back against the hijackers with protecting him and others in the U.S. Capitol that day.“I will always believe that I and many others in our nation’s capital were able to go home that day and hug our families because of the courage and selflessness of your families,” said Pence, who was an Indiana congressman at the time. Officials concluded the attackers had been aiming the plane toward Washington.last_img read more