Health care in Val dOr focus of Quebec Inquiry

first_imgTom Fennario APTN NewsThe Quebec inquiry looking into relations between some provincial departments and Indigenous people in the province heard from a non-Indigenous social work Friday.What emerged was a gloves-off condemnation of health services in the city of Val d’Or where the inquiry is taking place.tfennario@aptn.calast_img

Car Drives into Crowd in Marrakech Injuring 11

Rabat – An unidentified individual drove their car into a crowd in Al-Dakhla Street in Al-Masirah district of Marrakech on Sunday evening, injuring 11 people, said local authorities.The injured passengers were taken to Ibn Tufail Hospital, and most have left after receiving necessary treatment.Foreign tourists were among the injured, one of whom is believed to have died in the hospital, reported local news outlet Rue20.com. According to initial investigations, the driver, who was in an “abnormal state,” was driving at a high speed. They ran into the crowd after losing control of the vehicle and subsequently fled.The security services opened an investigation into the incident. The arrest of the person responsible for the hit-and-run has now been given “great importance,” said the news outlet, and the vehicle they were driving has been identified by the police. read more

Yemens Hudaida Airport Allegedly Captured by Coalition Forces

Rabat- Yemen’s Hudaida airport has allegedly been captured by Saudi and UAE-led coalition forces, freeing it from Houthi control. Yesterday, a Yemeni military Twitter account announced that the airport was now, “freed from the grip of the Houthi militia.” However, this claim has not yet been verified with Houthi sources.The airport is located just three miles south of Hudaida, a Yemeni port city whose southern outskirts have witnessed fierce fighting between the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels and the Saudi and Emirati-backed Yemeni military. On Wednesday, coalition forces launched an offensive on the strategic port city. 70 percent of Yemen’s imports pass through the city of 600,000 people. Given the ongoing fighting, the UN has warned that nearly half the city’s population – some 250,000 people – could lose everything, even their lives.Residents of Hudaida and those living in the vicinity of the airport are besieged, and the situation is becoming increasingly dire.As of Thursday, 280 people, including 30 Houthi rebels and nine coalition fighter,  have been killed in the offensive.The UN security council met twice this week to discuss the situation in Yemen. However, it stopped short of demanding an immediate ceasefire on the city, instead urging all combatants to exhibit restraint. The destruction of infrastructure threatens to provoke a massive humanitarian catastrophe. Yemen is on the brink of famine and reeling from a massive cholera outbreak, and the food and supplies that pass through Hudaida are essential for the majority of Yemen’s already destitute populace. According to estimates, some 22.2 million people, or 75 percent of Yemen’s population, are in need of humanitarian assistance. read more

Boeing wanted to wait 3 years to fix safety alert on 737

Boeing planned to wait three years to fix a non-working safety alert on its 737 Max aircraft and sped up the process only after the first of two deadly crashes involving the planes.The company acknowledged that it originally planned to fix a cockpit warning light in 2020 after two key lawmakers disclosed the company’s timetable on Friday.U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio of Oregon and Rick Larsen of Washington wrote to Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration and asked why the company took more than a year to tell the safety agency and airlines that the alert did not work on Max jets.The feature, called an angle of attack or AoA alert, warns pilots when sensors measuring the up-or-down pitch of the plane’s nose relative to oncoming air might be wrong.The sensors malfunctioned during a Lion Air flight in Indonesia in October and an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa in March, causing anti-stall software to push the planes’ noses down. Pilots were unable to regain control, and both planes crashed. In all, 346 people were killed.It is not clear whether either crash could have been prevented if the cockpit alert had been working.A Boeing spokesman said that based on a safety review, the company had originally planned to fix the cockpit warning when it began delivering a new, larger model of the Max to airlines in 2020.“We fell short in the implementation of the AoA Disagree alert and are taking steps to address these issues so they do not occur again,” said the spokesman, Gordon Johndroe.All Max jets will have the alert as standard equipment before returning to service, and newly built planes will have it too, Johndroe said. Boeing delivered about 370 of the planes before they were grounded around the world in March.Both Boeing and the head of the FAA say that the alert is not critical for safety. Boeing says all its planes, including the Max, give pilots all the flight information — including speed, altitude and engine performance — that they need to fly safely.The pilots’ union at American Airlines expressed unhappiness about the matter, however, and said Boeing’s assurance about the cockpit alert was a factor in the union standing behind Boeing after the first Max crash, in October.Jason Goldberg, an American Airlines pilot and union spokesman, said Boeing told pilots that the alert could pinpoint a faulty sensor even on the ground, before takeoff.“That is one of the things that made us confident initially to make the statement that we were happy to continue to fly the aircraft,” he said. “It turned out later that that wasn’t true.”Boeing admitted in May that within months of the plane’s 2017 debut, engineers realized that the sensor warning light only worked when paired with a separate, optional feature.Boeing is revising its software, called MCAS, so that it will rely on readings from two sensors instead of one, and will be easier for pilots to overcome if it malfunctions. It is unclear when the FAA will approve the changes and allow the Max to fly again. Regulators in other countries could take longer.DeFazio and Larsen are leaders of a House committee that is investigating the crashes and the FAA’s regulation of Boeing. They said Friday that Boeing decided in November 2017 to defer a software update to fix the sensor alert feature until 2020 but accelerated that timeline after the Lion Air crash.Larsen questioned why Boeing didn’t consider the problem critical to safety.The FAA on Friday repeated a statement it made last month that Boeing briefed the agency’s Seattle office about the non-working alert in November, and the matter was forwarded to an FAA review board which considered the matter to be “low risk.”Last month, acting FAA Administrator Daniel Elwell told DeFazio’s and Larsen’s committee that he wasn’t happy Boeing waited 13 months to tell the agency about the problem.“We will make sure that software anomalies are reported more quickly,” he said.David Koenig And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press read more

ICE Futures Canada Tuesday morning Canola prices lower barley unchanged

WINNIPEG — Prices were lower in mid-morning trading at ICE Futures Canada on Tuesday:Canola: Nov. ’17 $10.60 lower $498.00; Jan. ’18 $9.10 lower $504.60; March ’18 $8.50 lower $509.20; May ’18 $9.00 lower $510.80; July ’18 $9.10 lower $512.60; Nov. ’18 $12.50 lower $479.00; Jan. ’19 unchanged $492.30; March ’19 unchanged $495.00; May ’19 unchanged $495.00; July ’19 unchanged $495.00; Nov. ’19 unchanged $495.00.Barley (Western): Oct. ’17 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $140.00; March ’18 unchanged $140.00; May ’18 unchanged $140.00; July ’18 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $140.00; March ’19 unchanged $140.00; May ’19 unchanged $140.00; July ’19 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’19 unchanged $140.00. read more

Oil prices rise for third day as traders focus on supply issues

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oil prices rise for third day as traders focus on supply issues in key areas NEW YORK, N.Y. – The price of oil climbed Friday for a third straight day as traders fretted about declines in supply in key areas around the world.A series of reports this week showed that oil supplies from Iran, the North Sea and the U.S. have declined. Continued decreases would likely squeeze global supplies, while demand is expected to rise to a record of about 90 million barrels per day this year.Benchmark U.S. crude rose by US$1.02 to finish at $87.10 per barrel in New York, while Brent crude increased by 35 cents per barrel to $101.42 per barrel in London.Barclay’s analyst Paul Horsnell outlined the supply concerns in a research note on Friday.—The U.S.: America’s oil supplies swelled in June to 22-year highs. They’ve declined since then, including a surprising 4.7 million barrel drop last week. Supplies are falling as demand started to rise again in the U.S., driven by increased consumption of diesel and jet fuel. Refineries also have cranked up production of gasoline and other fuels to the highest level since September 2006.—North Sea: Europe gets more than two million barrels of oil per day from Norway’s wells in the North Sea. A strike by offshore oil workers slowed that production for weeks before the government forced a settlement. By the time it ended this week, the strike cut oil production by about five million barrels, Horsnell said. That will tighten European supplies just as it enforces an embargo of Iranian crude.—Iran: Horsnell estimated that the European embargo has cut Iran’s exports by half to one million barrels per day or less. The embargo is part of a broader effort by Western nations to force Iran to scale back its nuclear program. Iran’s leaders have threatened to block a crucial Persian Gulf oil route in response to the sanctions.As the embargo continues, “Iranian output and exports may well fall faster than markets are currently pricing,” Horsnell said.Iran continued to spar with the West over its nuclear program on Friday. State-run media reported that recent military exercises in Iran showed that its military has improved the accuracy and firing capabilities of its missiles. The reports, which confirmed a Pentagon assessment last month, followed new U.S. sanctions announced Thursday.Oil prices had lacked a clear direction because of concerns about the global economy. The U.S. isn’t adding enough jobs and Europe appears headed for another recession. China’s burgeoning economy cooled off.But on Friday, a report out of China soothed everyone’s nerves. The world’s second-largest economy is still growing, albeit at the slowest pace since 2009. The 7.6 per cent growth rate was in line with analysts’ expectations.“We’re breathing a sigh of relief here,” independent analyst Jim Ritterbusch said. “The market was looking for some bad numbers.”As China’s economy slows, analysts said the U.S. and other countries will likely pursue new measures to spark growth.In other futures trading, heating oil rose by 1.49 cents to end at $2.7882 per gallon and wholesale gas added a penny to finish at $2.8161 per gallon. Natural gas was unchanged, ending the week at $2.874 per 1,000 cubic feet.___Follow Chris Kahn on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ChrisKahnAP(TSX:ECA, TSX:IMO, TSX:SU, TSX:HSE, NYSE:BP, NYSE:COP, NYSE:XOM, NYSE:CVX, TSX:CNQ, TSX:TLM, TSX:COS.UN, TSX:CVE) by News Staff Posted Jul 13, 2012 6:18 pm MDT read more

National Geographic Society wins UN environmental prize for science and innovation

“In a year when the world aims to finalize the Sustainable Development Goals and sign a new agreement on climate change, the influence and leadership demonstrated by National Geographic is more important than ever,” said Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in announcing the award. The National Geographic Society joins South Africa’s Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit as the winners announced so far.The remaining laureates will be revealed throughout September, UNEP said, and the awards will be handed out at a ceremony at the close of the Sustainable Development Summit, to be held from 25 to 27 September at UN Headquarters. “The National Geographic Society is a unique organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to enlighten, excite and change the world,” Mr. Steiner said. “By engaging citizens and stakeholders in solutions-based thinking and dialogue, they directly address environmental issues that impact us all – from air quality and biodiversity to sustainable cities and ecosystem management.” National Geographic has supported some of the most historic expeditions in the world, including the first explorers to reach the North Pole and the discovery of Machu Picchu – a lost mountaintop city of the Inca, in the Peruvian Andes, as well as critical species studies such as Jane Goodall’s chimpanzee research in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream Park and Dian Fossey’s mountain gorilla research in Rwanda. Since its creation in 1888, UNEP said, the Society has funded thousands of research, conservation and education programmes around the globe to support the next generation of explorers and scientists as they push the boundaries of discovery and encourage citizen science. And every month, National Geographic reaches more than 700 million people through its media platforms, products and events. “The research, ground-breaking articles and stunning photography published in their magazines and publicized on television inspire people to care about the planet, giving them the transformational power to form opinion and influence the development trajectory of our planet,” according to UNEP. The annual Champions of the Earth award is the highest environmental accolade that the UN can confer upon outstanding individuals and organizations. read more

Mozilla ouvre sa boutique dapplications

first_imgMozilla ouvre sa boutique d’applicationsLa Fondation Mozilla a rendu disponible son magasin d’applications Web à quelques testeurs et seulement sur invitation.Le Mozilla Marketplace continue de monter en puissance. Le magasin d’applications Web de la Fondation Mozilla a ainsi été ouvert à plusieurs testeurs sur invitation, nous informe Generation NT. Il s’agit d’une boutique qui permet aux développeurs de distribuer leurs apps, voire des extensions et thèmes destinés à étendre les fonctionnalités de Firefox. Attention, ces applications sont écrites en utilisant les technologies Web ouvertes et qui peuvent être exécutées sur de multiples plateformes, depuis n’importe quel appareil et en format HTML 5.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Quelques 200 applications sont d’ores et déjà disponibles sur le Mozilla Marketplace et elles fonctionnent comme une application de bureau sur Windows. Elles peuvent ainsi être lancées depuis le menu Démarrer et figurent dans la liste des programmes du panneau de configuration. Mozilla souhaite à terme ne pas réduire le Marketplace aux ordinateurs de bureau mais l’ouvrir aux applications mobiles. La Fondation espère d’ailleurs que d’autres navigateurs que Firefox le prendront en charge d’ici peu. Le Mozilla Marketplace sera ouvert à tous d’ici la fin de l’année. Le 15 juin 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Ancelotti was thrilled after Napolis later winner

first_imgItalian manager Carlo Ancelotti expressed his happiness for Napoli’s later victory against Liverpool FC this Wednesday in San Paolo.This Wednesday evening everybody was expecting Napoli to lose against Jürgen Klopp’s powerful Liverpool side, but the Carlo Ancelotti’s team had something very special planned and gave us the biggest upset of this Champions League week.A late Lorenzo Insigne goal was enough for the Italian side to get those three points, it also served them to take the momentary lead of Group C after they got a tie against Red Star in the first match of the season.“The team did well throughout the game, we never lost control, we were always very focused, above all when defending and allowed Liverpool practically nothing,” said ‘Carletto’ to Sky Italia. “We had the chances to score earlier, but I think we timed it well. We scored at the right time… If Mertens had scored a few minutes earlier, it would’ve been more time suffering!”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It means a lot to us to have won against the finalists from last year. It’s important for the confidence of the players, and these games give extra focus, but also some worries. I just told them to enjoy themselves, and it went well.”“We showed this group won’t just be hard for Napoli, but for everyone involved. After the disappointment of the first game, this is a great injection of confidence, but there’s still a long way to go in this group,” added the Napoli boss.¡TRIUNFO AGÓNICO DE NAPOLI!#ChampionsxFOX | Con una definición en el final del partido de Lorenzo Insigne, el equipo italiano doblegó en San Paolo a Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/wdxLMY0j7t— FOX Sports Argentina (@FOXSportsArg) October 3, 2018last_img read more

Black Ops helicopters not UK dispatched refueling Americans

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 1, 2017 – Providenciales – It was described to Magnetic Media as a false alarm, the appearance of two black-ops helicopters at the private landing strip in Provo on Monday.    The two menacing and militant looking choppers were said to be fuelling up, but many residents got wind of the aircraft and believed them to be sent in by the British to help with capturing those behind potentially crippling crime.Magnetic Media is told the helicopters belong to the USA, not the United Kingdom.    Earlier in the day, His Excellency’s office responded to our query about a message circulating and suggesting that a British military invasion was imminent, there was this… “In response to the question of British troops being dispatched to the TCI, it would not be in the best national security interest of the TCI to disclose what tactical operations may or may not be taking place as part of the overall security strategy to keep the TCI safe.   Such confirmations or denials would put operations at risk.”#MagneticMediaNews#BlackOpschoppersinTCI Related Items:#BlackOpschoppersinTCI, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

At Time Inc Pearlstine Back In Nelson Out

first_imgThere may be some overlap between the two—Pearlstine’s appointment is effective immediately as Nelson transitions out. The changes are intended to decentralize edit operations, says Ripp in a memo to staff, but there’s also an effort underway to bring business and content closer together.”We believe effective collaboration across business and editorial lines is imperative if we are to succeed as an independent company,” says Ripp. “With the headwinds facing our industry, we must approach our business through a more entrepreneurial lens and break free from bureaucracy.” Ripp has also hired Lynne Biggar as executive vice president of consumer marketing—she was last at American Express. And Maurice Edelson, Time Inc.’s general counsel and executive vice president of corporate development is moving to Time Warner. His successor is Lon Jacobs, who was previously senior executive vice president and group general counsel at News Corp. Newly installed Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp announced some major management changes at the company, especially on the content side. Norm Pearlstine, who’s been chief content officer at Bloomberg LP for the last five years, will be returning to Time Inc. in a newly created role of executive vice president and chief content officer. And, after an editorial management restructuring that has editors reporting to their respective group presidents, Time Inc. editor-in-chief Martha Nelson has decided to leave the company.last_img read more

BJP MLC N Ramchander Rao arrested for protesting against new

first_imgBJP MLC N Ramchander Rao was taken into custody after he tried to protest against the construction of the new secretariat buildings. Rao alleged that he was not allowed by the police to organise a planned protest against the construction of a new secretariat building by demolishing the old one. He wondered the state of democracy in Telangana when the police turned down permission for the protest. However, the police detained him when he tried to protest against the new secretariat building construction.last_img read more

Saudi Arabia bought off Jamal Khashoggi children with multimillion dollar gifts

first_imgSaudi may admit that the reported death of Jamal Khashoggi was caused by interrogation gone wrongMOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s family has reportedly received million-dollar houses and a five-figure payment on a monthly basis as compensation from the Saudi government. Khashoggi’s two sons and two daughters may also receive much larger payouts as part of the “blood money” negotiations that are expected to ensue when the trial of the killers are completed in the coming months, The Washington Post reports.The previously undisclosed payments are part of an effort by Saudi Arabia to reach a long-term arrangement with Khashoggi’s family. It is aimed in part at ensuring that they continue to show restraint in their public statements about the killing of their father by Saudi operatives in Istanbul last year.Khashoggi’s death had provoked global outrage and it was claimed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the murder. But even under those circumstances, the Khashoggi family abstained from cacophonous claims against Saudi Arabia and its rulers.According to The Washington Post, the crown prince had given houses worth $4 million. Payments of $10,000 were also provided as an acknowledgement that a big injustice had been done and an attempt was to make a wrong right.According to reports, Salah resides in Saudi and the rest of his family is settled in the United States. It is being said that only the elder son is planning on keeping the house and the other siblings will probably sell the house.Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent journalist, columnist and author, was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in October 2018. Although the Saudi government initially denied the death and claimed that Khashoggi had left the consulate alive, they later said that he died inside the consulate while engaging in a fight.last_img read more

Nomadic Expands Abroad Opens VR Center in Seoul

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Location-based virtual reality (VR) startup Nomadic is getting ready for an international expansion: The company will open its first VR center outside of the States in South Korea later this month.The new location, housed in the CGV Gangbyeon multiplex in Seoul, is being opened in partnership with theater chain CGV and technology provider CJ 4DX. “We’re very excited to launch our first location in the region with these two partners,” said Nomadic CEO Doug Griffin in a statement. “The Asian market, with its advanced gaming culture, is well suited for our company’s growth.”Nomadic is one of a handful of startups that is combining VR with elaborate stage setups, complete with working doors, moving platforms, and the occasional plank to balance over. The company opened its first permanent location in Florida last fall, and is set to open a second domestic location in Las Vegas in early 2020. Popular on Variety center_img Once it opens later this month, the new Seoul location is going to host “Arizona Sunshine: Contagion Z,” a location-based version of the popular “Arizona Sunshine” zombie shooter VR game that can be played by up to 4 players at the same time. Nomadic announced late last year that it would launch a “Mission Impossible” experience in collaboration with Vrwerx and Paramount.Griffin told Variety this week that the deal to open the Seoul location included a distribution agreement with 4DX, which may at some point be used for further expansion in South Korea. “We are exploring all options, but for now we are focusing on this initial location,” he said.last_img read more

6 suspects arrested with dagga

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite KZN Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni commented that, “We will clamp down on drugs in our province. Our officers will follow up on all information about criminal activities to make sure those involved are caught and brought to book.”DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? Six suspects appeared in the Ezakheni and Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court yesterday (Thursday) for possession of dagga.Three of the suspects were arrested on Wednesday afternoon by the Ladysmith Visible Policing Section. Acting on information that people were transporting dagga on the Newcastle road (N11), the officers rushed out to a hiking spot where they arrested the three suspects, aged between 28 and 54. The total value of the recovered dagga is R60,000.Then, on Wednesday evening, Ezakheni police officers arrested another three suspects for possession of dagga.The officers were busy with crime prevention activities which led them to a house in Ezakheni A-Section. On arrival, they arrested a 40-year-old man after dagga was found hidden in an ice-cream container.In a second house in the same section, police arrested a 47-year-old man after dagga was found hidden in a pot. This was followed by the arrest of a 21-year-old man at the same house. He was also found in possession of dagga.last_img read more