LIAM MURPHY BOOKS THE GOOD WITCH – CONGRATULATIONS

first_img Twitter FROM IBIS TALENT MANAGEMENT:  Congrats to the hardest working actor, LIAM MURPHY on booking a role on Hallmark Channel’s GOOD WITCH starring Catherine Bell, James Denton and Bailee Madison. Way to go Liam!!LIAM MURPHY LINKSFACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/liam.murphy.7547IMDB:  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5618149/AGENT:  IBIS TALENT MANAGEMENT Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Tilray US brand group partner on cannabisinfused retail products

first_imgNANAIMO, B.C. — Licensed producer Tilray Inc. has teamed up with the U.S. company behind brands such as Juicy Couture, Aeropostale and Nine West to develop and sell co-branded consumer cannabis products.The Nanaimo, B.C.-based company today announced the long-term revenue sharing agreement with Authentic Brands Group, to whom Tilray will initially pay US$100 million in cash and stock, or more depending on certain milestones.Tilray says it will receive up to 49 per cent of the net revenue from these products bearing names from ABG’s portfolio of more than 50 brands, with a guaranteed minimum payment of up to US$10 million annually for 10 years.Under the deal, Tilray would be the preferred supplier of active cannabinoid ingredients, such as CBD and THC, for ABG’s cannabis products.Its chief executive, Brendan Kennedy, says potential products include Nine West CBD foot cream or CBD-infused muscle wraps under the tennis brand Prince, but the brands to be used in the initial rollout are not yet set.He expects products to be on the market within 12 months on both sides of the borders, as allowed under U.S. and Canadian regulations.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Brocks Centre for Canadian Studies launches public lecture series

The Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock has launched a new public lecture series.All talks – except for the Ken Dryden talk on Nov. 7 – take place Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. at 573 Glenridge Ave. in room 201.Lectures are free, open to the public and include a post-talk question and answer period.* Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201Blayne Haggart (assistant professor, Political Science): “North American Politics: What Room to Manoeuvre?”Analyzing developments in North American governance in the post-9/11 period, Haggart argues that Canada still enjoys significant policy autonomy, should the government choose to exercise it.* Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201 Derek Foster (assistant professor, Communication, Popular Culture and Film): “The war of words over commemorating Canada’s war dead: The battle over a ‘Highway of Heroes’”* Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201Jane Koustas (professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures): “(Mis)Translating Canada”* Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201Jeff Boggs (associate professor, Geography): “After the Internet: does Canada’s book trade still need a cultural policy?”* Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201 Theresa McCarthy (Transnational Studies, SUNY-Buffalo): “In-Divided Unity: Haudenosaunee Reclamation at Grand River”* Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201Marilyn Rose (professor, English Language and Literature): “Emotion, Empathy, Ethics and Literature: the Neocognitive Turn”* Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201David T. Brown (associate professor, Tourism and Environment): “Using Digital Technology to Promote Niche Marketing in Niagara”* Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201Neta Gordon (associate professor, English Language and Literature): “Reterritorialization and the Return Story: Reaffirming White Masculinity in Alexander MacLeod’s ‘The Number Three’”* Thursday, Nov. 7, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201Ken Dryden (Canadian Studies, McGill): “Making the Future: Canada 2017 and Beyond”Keynote Address at the 27th annual Two Days of Canada conference at Brock from Nov. 7 to 8.* Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201Karen Fricker (assistant professor, Dramatic Arts): “The Dragon’s Trilogy: Robert Lepage’s postcolonial epic”* Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2 to 3 p.m., GL201Jim Leach (professor, Communication, Popular Culture and Film): “Beyond the National-Realist Text: Imagining the Impossible Nation in Contemporary Canadian Cinema.” read more

First Nations file court challenge against BC government over Northern Gateway

VANCOUVER – Two First Nations in British Columbia have launched a court challenge against the province, saying it shirked its responsibility to make a decision on the Northern Gateway project and gave that power to the federal government.The Gitga’at First Nation and the Coastal First Nations say B.C. violated their constitutional rights by failing to consult with them on a proposed pipeline when it signed an agreement to partner with the National Energy Board.They filed a petition in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday, seeking to have the 2010 deal declared invalid.The groups said in a court document that the agreement “purports to remove the need for an environmental assessment” by the province to determine if the project should proceed and if so, under what conditions.The First Nations, which represent bands on the province’s north and central coasts, said the project proposed by Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) would put their communities at risk of potential oil spills.The groups said about 600 kilometres of land, including around 850 streams and rivers, could be threatened by the pipeline that would connect Alberta oilsands to a tanker port in B.C. for export to Asian markets.Art Sterritt, executive director of the Coastal First Nations, said the province was obligated to make its own decision on the $6-billion Northern Gateway pipeline.“They passed that decision on to the federal government,” he said.“They didn’t consult with us and they have a legal obligation to do that, not just for First Nations, but for British Columbians. They don’t think this is a safe project.”Sterritt said the federal government could still have done its own environmental assessment but the province needed to take the lead and not delegate that responsibility to Ottawa, especially when it argued against approval of the project.“We think they erred in that and they need to correct that.”“Hopefully, the court sees it the way that we see it,” said Cam Hill, an elected councillor with the Gitga’at First Nation, located on the north coast, with its main village at Hartley Bay.“The Gitga’at was not consulted and at the heart of this matter is our way of life. And we will not back down in any way shape or form to protect that which is ours, from the beginning of time,” he said.British Columbia argued against the pipeline at hearings before a joint review panel, saying the evidence did not support Northern Gateway’s contention that it would have a world-class spill response in place.In its submissions, the province said the terrain the pipeline would cross is remote and difficult to access, the impact of spills into pristine environments would be profound and a ‘trust me’ attitude “is not good enough.”In July 2012, B.C. Premier Christy Clark announced her government will not support Northern Gateway or any other oil pipeline project unless five conditions are met, including world-leading oil-spill response and clean-up systems.The two First Nations said the province could have gone a step further by conducting its own environmental assessment.Environment Minister Mary Polak did not comment Tuesday on the court challenge. A spokesman for the ministry said the government had not yet received the First Nations’ petition.The joint review panel issued a report recommending approval of the project in December 2013, subject to 209 conditions, after finding that a large oil spill would not cause permanent damage.In January 2014, the Gitga’at filed a court action challenging that recommendation, bringing to 10 the number of applications filed in Federal Court against the project by First Nations and environmental groups.Joe Arvay, a lawyer representing both First Nations, said the case filed Tuesday is the first one to challenge the province’s involvement in the pipeline.Arvay said B.C.’s jurisdiction over its environment calls on the province to impose conditions on the proposed pipeline.“The province asked that the federal government impose those conditions and the federal government didn’t impose those conditions,” he said.“Instead of the province appearing as an intervener before the joint review panel and making submissions it could have exercised its decision-making power to actually impose the conditions. It’s sort of the difference between being a supplicant and being a sovereign.“The implication of doing that is what we now see — which is the federal government assumed total control of the project.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Camille Bains, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 13, 2015 12:04 pm MDT First Nations file court challenge against B.C. government over Northern Gateway read more

Exhibition highlights selfportraits by high school students

Local high school students will showcase their artistic skills through a new exhibition featured at Rodman Hall Art Centre over the next few weeks.Face Value: An Exploration of the Self-Portrait through a Multimodal Lens officially opens on Thursday, Jan. 17, with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rodman Hall. Light refreshments will be served with remarks about the project at 5 p.m. The exhibition runs until Feb. 24.Students from Laura Second Secondary School have been working to create self-portraits to showcase as part of a new Rodman Hall exhibition.The self-portraits on display were created by 22 Grade 11 and 12 Visual Arts students from Laura Secord Secondary School in St. Catharines. Each piece of art began with an investigation of diverse materials and how individuals can be defined in a visual representation.Self-portraits have become a regular part of daily life for many, with smartphones making it possible to snap selfies at any time.“The Face Value project aimed to explore the use of traditional and non-traditional approaches when it comes to creating self-portraits,” said Peter Vietgen, Associate Professor of Art Education in the Department of Educational Studies. Vietgen partnered with Jennifer Rowsell, Canada Research Chair and Professor in the Department of Educational Studies, on the initiative.“After researching how the portrait has emerged from its traditional roots to today’s pop culture obsession with the selfie, participating students used found objects, mixed media, oil and acrylic paints, and a variety of other materials as tools for expressing the creative process,” said Vietgen.Face Value is the fifth and final project in a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight-funded research study, Maker Literacies, led by Rowsell.“On the whole, the Maker Literacies research seeks to apply multimodal and maker approaches to teaching and learning by providing teachers and students with technology and professional expertise to produce a variety of assignments, such as learning coding to create a digital story, producing a documentary film and designing, producing and developing a marketing plan for a board game,” explained Rowsell.The Maker Literacies study has included several Niagara schools since 2017 and has involved several Brock faculty members. read more

27 of the funniest tweets on the horror of GCSE results day

first_imgwhen it sinks in that your life ends tomorrow #GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/8VhkFpwK7Z— Nathan ~ (@TypicalAriTrash) August 24, 2016 12. Some jokes Me on results day lol #gcseresults2016 pic.twitter.com/gG4JB6DnrT— zahira (@adrianazahir) August 24, 2016 15. Life choices  Guess who’s results are spelling out DUDE tomorrow #GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/apta1Xvx0F— Jamie Young (@Psychotic_J) August 24, 2016 2. Some looked on the bright side  10. Drama 16. The end of all happiness  I’m dressing in all black tomorrow in remembrance of my happiness,confidence and what was once a potentially good future #GCSEresults2016— ㅤheterophobic megan (@haethenharley) August 24, 2016 6. Some sleepless nights  7. And some explaining to do Explaining my results to my parents #GCSEResults2016 https://t.co/6Ph6PpGplb— Niall (@NiallGamesYT) August 24, 2016 Thousands of teenagers will find out their GCSE results today and it’s fair to say many of them are absolutely dreading it.Many of them shouldn’t worry about their results, it seems, judging by the creative talent behind some of the tweets using the #gcseresults. 19. Welcome to the real world   GCSE results day – in tweets1. Oh the dread  me tomorrow when I open up that envelope #GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/XrF4NkCqSk— brooke (@magicalgilinsky) August 24, 2016 25. Some denial  #GCSEResults2016 parents: so..can you show us your results?me: pic.twitter.com/YwmChZefWh— hansol devotee (@OMGCHWE) August 24, 2016 21. Avoidance  17. Career decisions to make From leaving the country as quickly as possible to that moment you have to face your parents, here are the best tweets about GCSE results day.Follow the day live here.  Meanwhile, former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has offered some very important life advice to A-Level students.   Can you guess what these celebrities got in their GCSEs? Take the quiz!  11. Analysis When you finally fill yourself with confidence for results day then you see the grade boundaries 😩 #GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/gfpJnuxoSz— Charlie Jones (@CharlieJones) August 24, 2016 27. And finally, regret 3. Others were more reflective  13. Others looked to the future  Don’t focus on your results, tomorrow it’s exactly 4 months until Christmas! ☃ #GCSEResults2016— Félicité (@fizfizfiz) August 24, 2016 “You said you thought you’d done well on your exams” #GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/u2p6HdC17Z— |Kayleigh| (@Space_Cvnt) August 24, 2016 When you know aqa are going to screw you over as well #GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/zoeGQbWBX8— hannah (@vlogforjim) August 24, 2016center_img “Grade boundaries are higher then ever” #GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/ySr9zISwlC— Jo (@JodieEmily99) August 24, 2016 All year 11’s are like this bread #GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/c4oSyq9Sf7— azy (@azymanzur) August 24, 2016 18. Inspirational quotes  when you’re enjoying your summer but then you remember results day is tomorrow #GCSEResults2016 #gcseresultsday2016 pic.twitter.com/HX2xGPYOgZ— abbie (@_abbieroberts_) August 24, 2016 24. Train tickets were booked  9. Running away  Whatever you get, you’re not silly. 👌#GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/RRp97pGgf1— Radio X (@RadioX) August 24, 2016 Looking at the unofficial mark scheme for maths v Looking at the grade boundaries #GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/VNTE0MXpZD— GCSE Problems (@GCSEProbIems) August 24, 2016 5. There was some classic English literature LOLs 26. Acceptance  23. Hoping for a miracle  Tomorrow. #GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/MV8xDGvPNo— S T E E P L E S (@Steeepless) August 24, 2016 When people ask me how I’m feelin rn #GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/UsfAtHy9uE— eve (@evebennettx) August 24, 2016 20. Some grade boundary issues  8. Blame when I give my parents my results card #GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/pVZdCzHWiw— esme (@Esme_grace9) August 24, 2016 my career plans before VS after seeing the grade boundaries #GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/zAk4YjF0Nh— Gucci (@hesology) August 24, 2016 4. It’s a big day for teachers too  Retweet for good luck. Don’t risk it #GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/8wfpeZkx3Y— Jay.*・° (@recoverpurpose) August 24, 2016 #GCSEResults2016 “Did you get the GCSE results that you wanted?” pic.twitter.com/d1I5OsDE8b— Mahel Khan (@Mahelx) August 24, 2016 #GCSEResults2016 Teachers today looking at my results and being like: pic.twitter.com/BA1EK1d5xz— Jamie Young (@Psychotic_J) August 24, 2016 #GCSEResults2016 well it was nice having a family while it lasted— søph (@Sophie_Brxce) August 24, 2016 14. Probable tears  #GCSEResults2016 no hope pic.twitter.com/6SHJnIGqu1— Tom (@_tomfr) August 24, 2016 22. Fear Tonight’s the night every 16 year old wishes they had started revision in November like every teacher had told them to #GCSEresults2016— Katherine (@katherinedyer_3) August 24, 2016 If this isn’t pathetic fallacy, I don’t know what is #GCSEResults2016 pic.twitter.com/Fh5s5V47Zo— rupa (@RupaaXx) August 24, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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Girl 11 sexually assaulted by three boys under the age of 10

first_imgThe victim has been left extremely distressed by this attack which took place in broad daylight in the middle of the afternoonJamie Oprey, Richmond CID The man rode off and the victim ran to join her friend who was hiding nearby to Teddington Cemetery, in Richmond, London. They then both made their way home and told their parents what had happened.Police were called and found a funeral was taking place at the cemetery.The three boys were described as white, with short blond or brown hair, and wearing blue suits made of shiny material and white shirts.They were all believed to be under the age of ten and police think they were in the cemetery to attend the funeral. Inquiries have continued to trace group.Pc Jamie Oprey, of Richmond CID was leading the investigation.He said: “The victim has been left extremely distressed by this attack which took place in broad daylight in the middle of the afternoon.”I am keen to speak to anyone who was in the cemetery at the time of the incident and could help us identify the boys responsible.”I am also keen to speak to the man on the bicycle who intervened and stopped the attack – his information could prove invaluable in helping to find these boys.” A girl aged just 11 years was sexually assaulted by a group of three boys thought to be under the age of 10 while she walked through a cemetery with a friend.The girl and her friend were approached by three boys at 3.30pm on Thursday, October 20, but the victim’s friend managed to run off.The boys kissed the victim and sexually assaulted her. As the assault took place, a man cycled through the cemetery and shouted at the boys to stop. The group then walked off from the scene.center_img 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.last_img read more

PICK SZEGED WIN EHF CUP

What a year for Hungarian handball! Pick Szeged is the second team from Hungary to win a continental trophy this season (after Audi ETO Gyor won the MVM EHF FINAL4). Juan Carlos Pastor, who masterminded the victory with his Szeged team, is the second Spanish coach to do it- and it is no coincidence that he celebrated his 46th birthday on the day of the final.Two debutants in the EHF Cup finals show a sign of thing to come, after Szeged won their first continental trophy following a tight-affair in Berlin- 29:28 (16:14). Patrice Canayer (Montpellier Agglomeration HB) coach: On his team’s performance:“We didn’t play our fast breaks well enough.“ I believe we have played well until the end, but that wasn’t enough On the competition:“I wish to say my congratulations to Szeged for the win, and thank you to everyone in Berlin for organizing this“It was pleasure playing here, and hope we can come back with more experience now” On the future for MAHB:“We are a new, young team. We lack experience in big games, and that is something that only comes with time“You have to win to get experience, but sometimes you have to loose to learn as well” On his feelings after the final win:“It was a great feeling to play here.“I am not prepared to talk about the match as I feel I’m in another place right now.“I am very happy to be able to win this for our coach, who celebrates his birthday today- it’s the best present, and much cheeper than a bottle of wine”TEXT: NEMANJA SAVIC Post-match conference quotes: Slovenian winger, Dragan Gajić was announced the best scorer of the competition with 72, followed by Alexandru Simicu from the Romanian side HCM Costanta with 66. Roland Mikler was the best goalkeeper, with 30% saves in the final. In the end, it was Iker Romero from Füchse Berlin, who received the biggest applause from the home crowd, as the 34-year old left back says goodbye to handball being the MVP of the competition. Atilla Vadkerti (Pick Szeged) left wing: It was only Thierry Omeyer keeping Montpellier Agglomeration HB within a chance before the half-time break (16:14). The match was married by technical errors on both sides, mid-way through the second half with the result 21:18, which allowed MAHB to stay in the game.The last six minutes of the match were crowned by anticipation and worry, as Montpellier Agglomeration HB melted down Pick Szeged lead to just one goal (25:24), earning a tie at 25:25, following a save from Thierry Omeyer.The nerve-racking finish saw Montpellier Agglomeration HB within a chance of taking a game into overtime, but the penalty awarded to Szeged with the result 28:27 (29:27 after Larholm scored), ten seconds remaining in the match, sealed the faith for the French team. The goal from a competition top scorer Dragan Gajić in the final seconds was no more than a consolation for brave Montpellier, as Szeged lift the EHF Cup trophy for the first time in their history- 29:28. On his feelings after match:“I am thankful to my players for the whole year of hard work, and believing we can do this”On his opponent:“I want to congratulate Montpellier for the great effort put in- they were a very good opponent.On his team:“Many of our players were tired having played two matches in only two days, but regardless of some problems with the counter-attacks, we had energy until the finish”On the future:“We are one big family in Szeged, and we will work even harder after this” There was no symbolism lacking in this final, as Montpellier Agglomeration HB goalkeeper Thierry Omeyer was determined as ever to win his only missing trophy. MAHB players were ever so determined to be victorious as the once crowned French champions were without the service of injured William Accambray  in the final. Dragan Gajić was up to the task as well, as the competition’s top scorer (72 goals overall- 19 at the final weekend in Berlin) showed no mercy with 10 goals scored in the final. Despite a big effort from MAHB, it was Roland Mikler- a Pick Szeged legend who was decisive in preventing MAHB in catching up to the Szeged lead. MIkler, the best goalkeeper of the competition had played his heart out on his last game for the club, as the 30-year old had already agreed a move to Veszprem, and will be delighted to say goodbye to the club and it’s fans with a trophy. Juan Carlos Pastor (Pick Szeged) coach: ← Previous Story Polish League became boring Next Story → POLISH FINAL: Kielce for 2:0 after extra-time! read more

Nextgen Snapdragon mobile chip is quadcore and 25GHz

first_imgThe name Snapdragon is fast becoming well-known among consumers as the chip to have inside your smartphone. Offering speeds of up to 1.5GHz at the moment, it’s certainly one of the fastest mobile chips out there.Qualcomm doesn’t want the reputation of Snapdragon to falter, though, so the chip manufacturer has just announced an update that will have smartphone and tablet users drooling.The next iteration of the Snapdragon processor line is codenamed Krait and uses 28nm manufacturing technology. It will be offered in single, dual, and quad-core versions with clock speeds up to 2.5GHz. If the huge increase in performance wasn’t enough for you, Qualcomm also boast a 65% reduction in power use over existing mobile ARM chips.Performance isn’t just down to cores and clock speed, though. Smartphones are using increasingly intensive graphics in both 2D and 3D forms. So Qualcomm has also integrated a new Adreno GPU with the Snapdragon that can have up to four 3D cores. The GPU is called the Adreno 320 and boosts performance 15x over the original Adreno chip.Overall the update offers a massive performance boost while being the first time an LTE modem has been integrated into a chip. There’s also the added benefit of WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and FM as standard, as well as support for Near Field Communication (NFC) and stereoscopic 3D features.Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president and group president for Qualcomm, commented:Just as the original Snapdragon revolutionized smartphones with the first 1GHz processor, these new generations of Snapdragon will revolutionize the next wave of mobile entertainment and computing. We believe we have an incredible lineup of chips and software, representing a single platform that OEMs can utilize to create new devices ranging from mass market smartphones with integrated LTE, to tablets, to next generation computing and entertainment devices. We can expect samples of the new chips to start appearing in Q2 2011 in single and dual-core models. Quad-core Snapdragons won’t arrive until 2012.Read more at the Qualcomm press release, via EngadgetMatthew’s OpinionAt the moment dual-core processors are only just starting to be talked about and used for smartphones. Qualcomm is pushing the option to offer a quad-core chip with potentially less power draw than existing Snapdragon processors.While smartphones may stick with dual-core solutions for the next couple of generations, the quad-core option is very good news for tablets. The larger screen, larger battery, and higher resolution graphics make quad-core highly desirable and likely to find their way into new tablets before too long. However, with a quad-core chip not appearing until 2012, expect the new dual-core option to be a common feature in new tablets as we approach the end of 2011.last_img read more

New Hot Wheels Toy Is Basically a Flip Camera With Wheels

first_imgDuring our tour of the Mattel booth at this year’s Toy Fair, the company repeatedly hammered home the point that it’s looking for creative new ways to sell its Hot Wheels line to older folks–those who grew up on the toys–including a new Funny or Die video starring Jeremy “Mercury Poisoning” Piven. The new Video Racer line is hands-down the coolest innovation for the brand. These standard Hot Wheels-sized vehicles have a built-in video came on their hood and an LCD on the bottom. They’re really tiny Flip Cameras with wheels. Set them on a track and they’re shoot up to 12 minutes of video footage at a 1:64 scale.They charge and sync via USB and ship with simple video editing software, so you can make your own highlight real. The cars will be out this fall for $60.AdChoices广告last_img read more

De la déforestation due à lHomme dès les années 3000 en Afrique

first_imgDe la déforestation due à l’Homme dès les années -3000 en AfriquePubliant leur étude dans Science, des chercheurs français ont trouvé dans le bassin du Congo les traces sédimentaires d’une brusque accélération du remplacement des forêts par les savanes, survenue il y a 3.000 ans et probablement due au défrichage pratiqué par les premiers agriculteurs.  C’est en analysant les ratios entre quantités d’argile, d’aluminium et de potassium dans des carottes de sédiments déposés il y a 20.000 à 3.000 ans, prélevées récemment dans l’embouchure du fleuve Congo que les chercheurs ont fait leur découverte. L’équipe de l’Ifremer dirigée par Germain Bayon a constaté, à partir de -3.500 ans, une érosion (avec un pic vers -2.500 ans) qui ne peut être due aux seules précipitations. À lire aussiLes tamanoirs, des animaux plus dangereux qu’ils n’en ont l’airSelon les chercheurs, cette érosion est signe d’un remplacement de la forêt par la savane, lui-même confirmé par l’abondance de pollen de graminées dans les couches sédimentaires de cette même époque. Or, c’est à ce moment-là précis que les populations bantoues d’Afrique occidentale ont migré vers l’Afrique centrale.Ainsi, les chercheurs interprètent cette érosion accrue comme la conséquence d’une déforestation possible, pratiquée par ces agriculteurs pour dégager de nouvelles surfaces cultivables. Défrichage, ruissellement, érosion, un enchaînement bien connu des géologues aujourd’hui… Toutefois, il est difficile d’estimer la part de cette action humaine et celle du réchauffement climatique naturel (de l’époque) dans ce processus.Le 18 février 2012 à 15:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

1123 WWE RAW viewer numbers viewers tune out the show

first_img WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky Last night’s 11/23 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 2.96 million viewers. The first hour drew 3.190 million viewers, the second hour drew 2.990 million viewers and the third hour closed the night with 2.712 million viewers.This is down from last week’s 3.29 million viewers and was not the audience WWE was hoping after Survivor Series, which saw viewers decline throughout the three hours.Monday Night Football dominated the night with 14.26 million viewers. RAW averaged a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 on Monday night.Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo 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 WhatsApp Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Twitter Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need Itcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Facebook Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Pinterest Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match)last_img read more

Balla Gaye Gris facetoface Sunday

first_imgBy: Sulayman BahThe second face-to-face between Gris Bordeaux and Balla Gaye is billed for this weekend.A charged session is expected after the duo’s previous verbal face off turned tense.Both wrestlers have been in their hideouts planning a massive upset ahead of the stipulated date of their fight.However, former King of Arena Balla has been tipped to get an edge over the Tiger of Fass Gris.‘I assure you that Balla Gaye 2 will beat Gris Bordeaux in an expeditious way. People will know that Balla Gaye 2 is fitter than Gris Bordeaux. I am playing the role of guide for this coming combat,’ Sa Thies who’s on unbeaten run for two years and brother to Balla, says over the weekend.The comment may well be dismissed as coming from likely quarters but the signed fight between the two is expected to ruffle feathers.In April, Balla Gaye launched a cheeky provocation on Gris Bordeaux in their first televised face-to-face.Christened Omar Sakho, Balla elegantly walked towards his opponent ostentatiously stretching his toned arms hoping to trigger a reaction.Tiger of Fass, Gris, may have been irritated but appeared calm preferring to ignore the exuberance of The Lion of Guediawaye.The incident, many believe, marks beginning of a likely heated prolong war-of-words in the build-up to a combat slated for January 2018 with the venue to be in the United States.Adding to the debate, an amateurish footage surfaced appearing to show Balla making for Gris and throwing what looks like innuendoes in the aftermath of their face-to-face.Both are looking to resurrect their careers after enduring defeat in their previous outings.Balla has been on a self-imposed sabbatical since his routing to Eumeur Sene in 2015 while Gris got beaten up by Modou Lo last year.The pair are believed to be paid in excess of 130 million CFA.last_img read more

Courtois compares Vinicius to Hazard

first_imgThibaut Courtois believes Real Madrid teammate Vinicius Junior shares some similarities to his former Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard.Vinicius, 18, was provided an assist and found the back of the net in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Alaves with the goalkeeper heaping praise on his display and potential.The youngster completed a £38.7 million move from Flamengo last summer and has attracted admirers including the Belgian shot-stopper who has seen similar qualities like in his national team skipper, Hazard.wonderkid Vinicius Junior dribbles towards goal, displaying his skills to the Bernabeu crowdWinger Mariano celebrates by pointing to the heavens after scoring a superb stoppage time headergoalkeeper Courtois begins a counter attack by launching the ball to a team-mate pic.twitter.com/EDYBBl44yp— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) February 3, 2019“Yes he does remind me of someone – Eden Hazard,” Courtois told reporters, as cited by Football Espana.“He has so much self-confidence and belief at his age, and he plays boldly and without fear, so they are very similar.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Courtois equally highlighted the importance of the victory over Alaves, citing they are a difficult opposition to break down.“This victory (over Alaves) is important because they defend well and are a tough opponent, so we are happy.“We are now in a good run of form but we are happy to be in a winning run, we have won every game since Real Sociedad and even then we deserved to win.“Now there is an important run of games…the Copa, the game against Atletico and the Champions League.”Madrid are still in the third position despite closing the gap to two points on Atletico Madrid and eight behind leaders Barcelona who they play next on Wednesday.Thibaut Courtois is our unsung hero. He has saved us a lot of points this season but people only criticize him because they love Navas. I also love Navas but Courtois is a better goalkeeper and should start our games when fit. #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/LKagov12ZS— Vinicius Jr (@VintageVinicius) January 30, 2019last_img read more

TCI Reacts to death of Conrad Howell

first_img Related Items:ama capron, conrad howell, death, garnique thompson, react Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicide Further investigation warranted in death of Provo man No medical report yet in Capron death Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Sept 2015 – The public remains saddened at the shocking loss of a dynamic man, Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell, who has touched and impacted many lives.Scores of TCIslanders took to Social Media to express their thoughts in remembrance of Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell. Among them, Dr. Howell’s daughter who wrote, “this doesn’t even feel real. I always thought I’d have more time with my daddy. I figured he’d have been much older, and able to have enjoyed some grandchildren before he passed. I’ll never hear his voice on the phone again.” While Ama Capron wrote, “RIP Mr. Howell, everyone knew you as a good man and so shall it remain.”The passing of Rev. Howell has brought the TCI to a point of prayer and reflection, Garnique Thompson expressed through social media that not long ago Rev. Howell was one of a few pastors that attended a prayer gathering called by Rev. Violet Thompson where they prayed for the nation. Garnique said that, Rev. Howell “ will be missed by many but he left a legacy.” The people of TCI will forever remember Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell as their National Hero. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

PHOTOS Wilmington Sons Of Italy WHS Band Parents Hold Successful Giant Yard Sale

first_imgLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCOMING SOON: Wilmington Sons of Italy & WHS Band Parents To Hold Huge Yard Sale On September 7In “Community”Wilmington Sons of Italy & WHS Band Parents To Hold Huge Yard Sale On September 7In “Community”POSTPONED: Wilmington Flea Market Rescheduled From September 7 To October 19 Due To Expected StormIn “Community” WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Sons of Italy and Wilmington High School Band Parents held their annual Yard Sale fundraiser on Saturday, September 8, from 8am to 3pm, in the Town Common parking lot.Below are 20+ photos from the event courtesy of Sons of Italy member Lennie Malvone:last_img read more

Fords LaneKeeping Bed keeps mattress bogarts on their side

first_img Comment The inspiration comes from lane-keep assist, which uses light steering effort to guide a vehicle away from the lines on either side of the road. It’s another interesting adaptation of road-car tech outside the car, following in the footsteps of the Quiet Kennel, which uses noise-canceling tech to placate pups during fireworks shows or thunderstorms. And just like the kennel, the Lane-Keeping Bed’s design would look right at home in any newish house.Of course, it’s just a concept, so don’t expect Ford to bring these into production. But for those of us who are constantly being encroached upon over the course of a good night’s sleep, something like this could truly come in handy.Enlarge ImageIf the whole car thing doesn’t work out, there’s always bed design. Ford’s already proven its chops with this one. Ford Europe More about 2019 Ford F-150 Tags 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Ford Ford Europe likes taking inspiration from its driver-assist systems and adapting them to tackle problems outside the car. After building an impressive dog kennel, the automaker has turned its attention to mattress hogs.Ford’s Lane-Keeping Bed was built to keep each half of a couple on their respective side of the bed. Pressure sensors determine if one person crosses over the mattress’s centerline. When that happens, a set of integrated conveyor belts shifts the whole bed, putting each person back on their respective sides. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous More From Roadshowcenter_img Ford Preview • 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor: Detroit hustles harder 1 Review • 2019 Ford F-150 review: Popular pickup keeps on truckin’ Share your voice Car Culture Auto Tech 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything betterlast_img read more

PM announces Chief of Defence Staff post pushes for population

first_imgNew Delhi: Asserting that India now has a decisive leadership to handle the country’s myriad challenges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced the creation of the post of chief of defence staff, vowed to fulfil aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir, called for checking the “population explosion” and renewed his push for ‘one nation, one election’. Also Read – Delhi court acquits former coal secretary H.C. Gupta Advertise With Us In his first Independence Day address to the nation in his second term from the ramparts of Red Fort, Modi pitched the abrogation of Article 370 as a step towards ‘one nation, one Constitution’, saying a new approach was needed as the provisions granting special status for Jammu and Kashmir failed to yield desired results in 70 years and that every possible effort will be made to develop the region. Also Read – Trouble brews on Congress turf, meeting underway at Rahul Gandhi’s residence Advertise With Us As a slew of significant announcements like the promise to provide piped drinking water to every household across the country marked his nearly 95-minute speech, the prime minister said his government in the second term will work towards fulfilling the people’s aspirations and dreams after meeting their needs in the last five years. Modi said a massive Rs 100 lakh crore will be spent on developing infrastructure that will help in achieving the target of nearly doubling the size of the Indian economy to USD 5 trillion in the next five years. Advertise With Us In a major military reform, the prime minister said the country will now have a Chief of Defence Staff that will ensure synergy among the three services and provide effective leadership to them. “Our government has decided to have a Chief of Defence Staff- CDS. It will help all three services to walk together as the country can no longer afford to work in silos,” Modi said, adding India has to keep pace with the changing world. A high-level committee set up to examine the gaps in the country’s security system in the wake of the Kargil war in 1999 had called for the appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff as a single-point military adviser to the Defence Minister. In his sixth consecutive Independence Day address, Modi also touched upon a host of other issues including tackling cross-border terrorism, corruption, poverty, ensuring ease of living, banning single-use plastic, curbing the use of fertilizers and water conservation. With his government facing criticism for increasing taxes on the affluent class, Modi sought to assuage them, saying those creating wealth must be respected as wealth distribution can happen only when wealth is created. Wearing a white kurta and a colourful sofa, the prime minister referred to BJP’s big win in the general election and said his government’s return to power showed as to how despair had given way to hope with people believing that the country can change for the better after seeing his dispensation’s first five years of work. He unveiled the ‘Jal Jivan’ mission under which his government will spend Rs 3.5 lakh crore to provide piped drinking water to all households. Modi said the BJP-led government worked to fulfil the common man’s needs and especially targeted the welfare of rural India, farmers, backwards, Dalits and tribals. He then added, “But time changes. If the 2014-19 period was about fulfilling people’s needs, then the time after 2019 (polls) is about meeting their aspirations and dreams. We have prepared a blueprint keeping in mind how India should be in the 21st century… and are taking steps towards it.” He said within a short span of 10 weeks, his government in its second term took series of major decisions including revocation of Article 370, strengthening anti-terror laws, reforming medical education and legislation against triple talaq, emphasising that it is not shying away from taking bold moves. Rejecting criticism on the government’s decisions on Jammu and Kashmir, Modi wondered why those speaking in support of Article 370 kept it as a temporary provision for 70 years after introducing it. “If it was so essential and life-changing, if you had the conviction, then for 70 years, why did it remain temporary, why did you not use your large mandates to make it permanent?” Modi questioned, adding his government is determined to ensure all-round development of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. “One nation, one Constitution has become a reality and our nation is proud of it,” he said and referred to Parliament clearing legislation relating to the decisions with a two-thirds majority, to buttress his point that majority of lawmakers wanted it. “Our government does not delay decisions. We neither nurse problems nor keep them festering,” he said on Article 370. Referring to the law against triple talaq, he said it should not be seen through a political prism. “If we can take steps against ‘Sati’ custom, female foeticide, child marriage and dowry, then why not against instant triple talaq,” he said. The Prime Minister said that the interest of the country was paramount for him, not his political future. In a clear reference to Pakistan, Modi said those who support, protect and export terrorism must be exposed. He said India is not the only target of terrorism in the region. Countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have also been affected. The prime minister also greeted Afghanistan which is all set to commemorate 100 years of its independence on August 19. Raising the issue of simultaneous polls for Lok Sabha and assemblies, he said discussions should now be held on ‘one-nation one-election’ as it is imperative to make the country “great”. Talking about making people’s lives easier, he said his priority was to ensure ‘ease of living’ with the government having a minimal role in people’s lives. “Let our people have the freedom of pursuing their own aspirations, let the right eco-system be made in this regard,” he said. On Goods and Services Tax, he said it brought to life the dream of ‘one nation, one tax’. Voicing concern over “population explosion”, the prime minister said it leads to many difficulties and there was the need for the Centre as well as state governments to launch schemes to tackle it. Keeping one’s families small is an act of patriotism and those who do so deserve our respect and need to be felicitated, he said. “Population explosion has been occurring at an unrestrained pace. This population explosion is creating innumerable challenges for us and the coming generations,” the prime minister said. Modi said the country has entered an era where it does not need to hide its problems and asserted that the time had come to face challenges head-on. Taking decisions by keeping in mind “political profits and losses” causes more problems for coming generations, he said. Modi led the BJP to a historic victory with 303 seats out 543 in Lok Sabha compared to 282 in 2014 general election.last_img read more

JU defers English admission test to July 23

first_imgKolkata: Jadavpur University has decided to defer its admission test in English scheduled to be held on July 21 to July 23.It may be mentioned that Trinamool Congress will be observing the Martyr’s Day rally on July 21 and a huge number of people are expected to attend the rally, resulting in choking of public transport. So, the university authorities have decided to push back the dates so that those appearing for the test face no difficulty. The changed date will be notified on the varsity’s website on Monday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”The English written test will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm on July 23, instead of 12 noon to 2 pm on July 21. The Bengali test is scheduled from 12 noon to 2 pm on the same day,” a source in the university said. JU authorities, in the Executive Committee meeting held on Tuesday, decided that admission tests will be held in six Humanities subject in the undergraduate level- that includes Bengali, English, History, Philosophy, International Relations and Comparative Literature. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPIt was last Wednesday when the varsity had notified that entrance tests in the six subjects will be held from July 21 to 25 and the final merit list for admission will be prepared on the basis of 50 percent of the total marks secured in HS or equivalent examination and 50 percent of the marks secured in admission tests. Majority of the students of the university had agitated pressing for their demand to bring back admission tests. The EC had earlier decided to scrap admission tests for these subjects.last_img read more

Kidney transplants at SSKM One patient critical

first_imgKolkata: Moumita Chakraborty, one of the two patients, who had a kidney transplant on early Saturday morning, is stated to be critical. She has been kept under ventilation as her condition deteriorated following the surgery.Two kidneys were extracted from a 15-year-old, Mallika Majumdar, who was declared brain dead by SSKM Hospital on Friday morning. A resident of Siliguri, Majumdar was admitted to SSKM Hospital with infection in one of her ears.The family members of the victim were urged to donate her organs to others. After counselling, her family members agreed to donate her organs. According to hospital sources, the infection soon spread to her brain. One kidney was transplanted in Chakraborty, while the other was in Sanjib Das. The surgeries were conducted by the doctors at SSKM Hospital on early Saturday morning. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to SSKM Hospital authorities, another recipient of kidney, Das has been recovering. He has also been kept under observation. Both Chakraborty and Das are residents of North 24-Parganas.Two separate groups comprising three doctors in each conducted the transplants on the patients in two different operation theaters.The operations continued till 7 am on Saturday.The retina of the brain dead victim has been kept at the hospital, while her skin will be preserved at the skin bank of the hospital.last_img read more