Even Monkeys Believe in Fair Pay

first_imgTurns out monkeys don’t like to get paid unequally, either.We’re sure this resonates with most freelancers, who don’t get the same protections as traditional workers when they’re not paid. It’s like not getting a cucumber OR a grape (a reference that will make sense in a minute).Check out what happens at 1:35.From a TED talk by Frans de Waal, a professor of primate behavior at Emory University. Found on Upworthy.last_img

Watch: Kylian Mbappe’s backpass vs Belgium that everyone is talking about

first_imgKylian Mbappe has been one of the breakout stars of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Of course leading Monaco to the Champions League 2016-17 semi-final and then his big money transfer to Paris Saint-Germain already screamed he was a star but at the biggest stage in world football, he only created a legacy.On Tuesday as France had eyes upon their third World Cup final, the 19-year-old Mbappe showed absolutely no nerves. His control on the ball, his speed and his skills left everyone awestruck.Throughout the course of the World Cup, Mbappe has been getting better and better on the ball but one particular moment against Belgium at the Saint Petersburg yesterday was sheer genius.In the 56th minute of the match with France already leading 1-0 after Samuel Umtiti goal, Mbappe executed a brilliant backpass towards Olivier Giroud that should have been converted into a goal. Unfortunately it did not!2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEMbappe stood just inside the Belgian box in the centre while Lucas Hernandez, just outside the box on the left, placed a short pass towards Blaise Matuidi who was just inside the box on the left. Matuidi back-passed towards the waiting Mbappe. The PSG forward controlled the ball with his right foot, turned around his marker, and back-passed from his left foot towards an incoming Giroud.Giroud’s off the ball movement was absolutely spot on but he failed to turn around Belgium’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Nacer Chadli and the goal never happened.Mbappe so good. pic.twitter.com/1mRQ58BKNbadvertisementSunhiLegend (@SunhiLegend) July 10, 2018However, the sheer genius off that pass from Mbappe did not get unnoticed and Twitter could not stop raving about that not-so-little talent.Insane talent ??????Yael Fraser (@YaelFraser) July 10, 2018@KMbappe that was ?? pic.twitter.com/Ny8YlOxDoWMaurice Gonzalez (@Maurice_Gonz) July 10, 2018I could watch this all dayArley (@arleylondonojr) July 10, 2018@KMbappe = the future of footballKeketso Molaoa (@kkmolaoa) July 11, 2018He didnt show what he can really do but thrilling to watch the World Cup star in the making Kylian Mbappe last night in Saint Petersburg.Other footballers run, he glides. #FRAJohn Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) July 11, 2018Eventually France did beat Belgium but with the slightest of margins — 1-0 — to advance to the final.This was not the first time in this World Cup that the world was just left in awe of this rising talent. His best match so far has been against Lionel Messi’s Argentina, who he absolutely shredded to pieces.The old defensive line-up of Argentinean defence was simply unable to cope with the speed, physique and pressing of Mbappe and he won France a penalty, a dangerous free kick and scored two goals, leaving Argentina in complete tatters.Against Argentina when Mbappe scored a brace, became the first teenager to score at least twice in a World Cup match since Pele scored a brace against Sweden in 1958.Not only that, since 1998, he also became the first teenager to score more than once in a World Cup tournament.Also read – World Cup 2018: Paul Pogba dedicates France win to rescued Thai playersFrance have a fearsome attack in this World Cup and Mbappe has been a vital cog in creating that fear. While most only point out towards his explosive speed up front, his skill and vision with the ball at his feet has also been remarkable.With France reaching the final, they will now face either of Croatia and England at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday and will look to bring home the country’s second World Cup Winners’ Trophy.last_img read more

House Approves Bill to Collect Levy on 2011 Conch Exports

first_img The mandatory collection of conch levies originated from the passing of the Conch (Export Levy) Act in 2009 The Principal Act requires that for any conch season, the rate ought to be prescribed by the Minister by Order Story Highlights A rate of US$1 for the 2012 conch season has since been prescribed A Bill to validate and confirm as lawful, the acts done in good faith by officers of the Veterinary Services Division in the collection of levies from conch exporters in relation to the 2011 conch season, was passed in the House of Representatives on July 23.Piloting the Bill – The Conch (Export Levy) (Validation and Indemnity) Act – Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, explained that the mandatory collection of conch levies originated from the passing of the Conch (Export Levy) Act in 2009.He noted that this Act came into being in order to facilitate the sustainable management and  development of the fisheries sector in Jamaica by imposing a levy on the export of conch, and establishing the Fisheries Management and Development Fund.“Since the 2009 conch season, a levy has been imposed on each pound of conch exported from Jamaica.  This levy was US75 cents in the 2009 conch season and US$1 in the 2010 conch season. Those two rates were promulgated by Section 3 1A and B of the Act, respectively,” Mr. Clarke said.He explained further that the Principal Act requires that for any subsequent conch season, the rate ought to be prescribed from time to time by the Minister by Order, subject to affirmative resolution of the House of Representatives.The Minister pointed out that a rate was not prescribed for the 2011 conch season, since it remained at the US$1 as it was for the 2010 conch season.“The Ministry was under the misguided impression that once the rate was not increased, it was not necessary to promulgate a rate. Consequently, officers of the Veterinary Services Division collected the levy of US$1 per pound of conch exported during the 2011 conch season,” Mr. Clarke said.He said that the Attorney General advised that it was necessary to prescribe a rate for the 2011 conch season and for all subsequent seasons. A rate of US$1 for the 2012 conch season has since been prescribed, but to date no rate has been prescribed for the 2011 conch season.“It is therefore necessary to validate and confirm as lawful the acts done in good faith by the officers of the Veterinary Services Division in connection with the collection of levies from conch exporters in relation to 2011 conch season, at the rate imposed for the 2010 conch season, being US$1 per pound of conch exported,” the Minster noted.Meanwhile, Opposition Spokesman  on Agriculture, J.C. Hutchinson, said he supported the Bill.The Bill was passed without any amendment and will be sent to the Senate for its approval.last_img read more

New CEO at Teekay Tankers

first_imgzoom Teekay Tankers Ltd. has announced the appointment of Mr. Kevin J. Mackay as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Teekay Tankers, effective June 20, 2014.Mr. Mackay will join Teekay Tankers from Phillips 66 Corporation, where he is currently head of the global marine business unit for this industry-leading downstream company. Teekay’s new CEO said, “Teekay Tankers is a well-established leader in the tanker business and I have followed its performance closely over the years.I am excited to be given the opportunity to lead the Teekay Tankers team.Their well-deserved reputation for operational excellence and customer focus puts us in a great position to take advantage of a tanker market recovery.”Mr. Mackay will be relocating to Vancouver in the coming weeks to effect the transition of leadership from the current CEO, Bruce Chan, who has resigned effective June 20, 2014. May 28, 2014last_img read more

Friends of Science thanks Elections Canada for warning on climatechange talk

first_imgOTTAWA — A Calgary organization that argues climate change is nothing close to a global emergency says Elections Canada is right to keep a close eye on campaign-period communications from the climate-change lobby.In an open letter, the Friends of Science Society thanks Elections Canada for indicating that the science on climate change has not been settled.The group bills itself as a non-partisan advocate for civil debate on climate change, which it says is not caused by carbon-dioxide emissions but rather by the sun.The letter is a response to another written by 350 Canadian scientists who are asking Elections Canada to clarify its warning that any advertising or promotional materials discussing climate change as real could be considered partisan conversation because there is at least one party running that appears to disagree.Some scientists and environment groups say the decision is stifling their voices in a critical election and that the agency is overstepping its bounds.The Elections Canada warning doesn’t stop all talk of climate change but does require any group to register as a third party if it spends more than $500 on advertising or communications on issues raised by any party during the campaign.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Celebrity Charity Zambezi Challenge To Hit TV Screens

first_imgDara O’Briain, Melanie C, Jack Dee, Chelsee Healey, Phillips Idowu and Greg James’ dramatic journey down the Zambezi for Red Nose Day is finally coming to living rooms around the country in “Comic Relief: Through Hell and High Water”, airing on Thursday 14th March at 8pm on BBC One.The documentary sees the team battle a five day ordeal, travelling under their own steam down Africa’s mighty Zambezi River to raise as much cash as possible for Red Nose Day. It broadcasts the dramatic moment comedian Dara O Briain and athlete Phillips Idowu are struck by catastrophe as they are carried by the current down the wrong white water rapid. The twosome have to think quick as Dara is thrown out of the boat and left desperately clinging onto a tree for 40 minutes, whilst the remainder of the group wait anxiously to hear of their fate.The rest of the programmes sees the celebrity challengers push themselves to the limit, taking on rapids officially known as ‘Gnashing Jaws of Death’, ‘The Washing Machine’ and ‘Oblivion’. Along the way they encounter some of the world’s most deadly creatures – hippos. By night there is none of the five star luxury the stars are used to, as they camp on treacherous cliff tops and damp, soggy riverbanks.The documentary allows viewers an insight into not only what life was like for the celebrities over their challenging week – but also what life is like for those in need. The team put itself through hell and high water in the hope of raising money to help children in Zambia go to school. This could pay for life-changing education for thousands of vulnerable girls, offering them an escape from poverty and safety from child marriage and pregnancy. The documentary sees the celebrities engage with children from the local community, with some joining the children on their daily two hour walk to school, whilst others stay behind in the village to understand why the rest of the children can’t go.For more information, visit www.rednoseday.com.last_img read more

Alberta challenges ruling that says its beer tax violates trade rules

by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 22, 2017 10:50 am MDT Last Updated Aug 22, 2017 at 11:13 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email (Pexel) EDMONTON – Alberta is challenging a ruling that found its incentive program on beer sales violates interprovincial free-trade obligations.Finance Minister Joe Ceci says the government is appealing last month’s decision by a national internal trade panel.Ceci says the province will argue that its small brewers development program meets required trade obligations.He says in a statement that Alberta runs the most open liquor market in Canada and 18 new breweries have opened since incentives began a year ago.The trade panel, in a 2-1 decision, ruled that rebates given only to Alberta brewers discriminate against out-of-province beers sold in the province.The action was filed by Calgary-based Artisan Ales, which imports beer and says the government’s program has had a devastating effect on sales. Alberta challenges ruling that says its beer tax violates trade rules read more

UN flags at halfmast to honour staff killed in Gaza conflict

In Gaza, flags at the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) fields and installations were lowered yesterday in honour of the 11 UNRWA colleagues killed in shellings in Gaza, as well as in Syria and other field operations. “We are honoured and touched by the many expressions of sympathy and actions of support we have witnessed,” said UNRWA Commissioner General, Pierre Krähenbühl, during an informal briefing yesterday to the General Assembly in New York. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who participated in the meeting, thanked the staff for their bravery and stressed that attacks against UN premises, along with other suspected breaches of international law, must be swiftly investigated.UNRWA schools and other buildings have been used as temporary shelters for the nearly 270,000 displaced people throughout the Gaza Strip. On 3 August, a third school in 10 days was hit. Also today, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory James Rawley emphasized today that following four weeks of hostilities, “the scale of needs is unprecedented in the Gaza Strip.” Since the conflict began last month, more than 1,300 Palestinian civilians had been killed –including an excess of 420 children and 220 women – and more than 9,000 wounded. Three civilians in Israel were killed. Some of the 520,000 Palestinians who were displaced have since returned to their homes. Mr. Rawley flagged, “Teams are on the ground assessing needs and providing relief and emphasized the need for a sustained halt to the violence.” In the last 48 hours, humanitarian workers have been able to deliver food to hundreds of thousands of people and begin vital repairs on water and sanitation infrastructures. Hundreds of tons of refuse have been removed from Gaza’s refugee camps as medical supplies are being re-stocked and more clinics opening. As search and rescue workers retrieve bodies from previously inaccessible areas, mine risk education is targeting families in locations with the highest contamination of unexploded ordnance. Additionally, emergency psychosocial support is being provided to thousands of children.Mr. Rawley cautioned, “Without the full lifting of the blockade of the Gaza Strip, Palestinians in Gaza will continue to be deprived of any sense of a normal life and the massive reconstruction effort now required will be impossible.”Meanwhile, as the three-day ceasefire in Gaza draws to a close, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that families are struggling to cope with the aftermath of 28 days of violence and destruction that has left an estimated 65,000 people homeless. “Of the last three conflicts in Gaza, this has been the longest, deadliest and most destructive,” said June Kunugi, UNICEF Representative in the State of Palestine. “Its human and material toll is beyond words.” More than one fourth of Gaza’s residents were displaced during the latest conflict. The three-day ceasefire allowed families to visit their homes, but many had to return to collective shelters when the full extent of the damage to their houses became apparent.Overcrowding at UN-run shelters, many of them schools, is making it difficult to provide these families with basic needs and clean conditions to prevent the spread of diseases. Diarrhoea and skin diseases among children are on the rise.Around 400,000 children are showing symptoms of distress, including bed wetting, clinging to parents and nightmares, and need psychosocial support. Half of Gaza’s 1.8 million people are children under the age of 18.From the very first days of the current escalation, UNICEF-supported emergency psychosocial teams have been deployed to provide initial psychosocial support to affected children, reaching 1,870 children across the Gaza Strip so far. To improve conditions in collective shelters, UNICEF, in partnership with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, distributed 1,500 adult hygiene kits, 1,000 baby hygiene kits, 1,388 jerry cans, and 4,000 blankets. Plans are under way to provide 24,000 clothing items for children and women.”The uphill struggle to heal children’s physical and psychological wounds and restore Gaza’s demolished infrastructure is a gargantuan task,” Kunugi said. According to UNICEF’s latest verified figures, at least 429 children were killed in the last month as a result of airstrikes and shelling, an indication of the devastating toll that the latest escalation of violence has taken on Gaza’s youngest and most vulnerable.Since the ceasefire went into effect on Monday morning, no additional child deaths have been recorded.At least 2,744 children have also been reported injured. Some of the young victims, who suffered debilitating injuries for which no treatment is available in Gaza, need to be referred for treatment outside the coastal enclave. read more

Android 40 Ice Cream Sandwich the core new features

first_imgAs expected, Google launched the latest iteration of the Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, alongside the Samsung announcement of the Galaxy Nexus. While Samsung certainly wowed the audience with a truly impressive phone, the real star of the show was Android 4.0.Andy Rubin, Matias Duarte, Hugo Barra, and many more iconic Googlers took to the stage to show off the many facets of the new Android OS. At the end of their presentation, they announced that the Android SDK was already online for developers and users to get a deeper look into the new features offered by this upcoming version of Android.While Google offered a terrific demonstration of many of the impressive features in Ice Cream Sandwich, I am somewhat concerned about the overall ability to deliver the Ice Cream Sandwich experience, and whether or not manufacturers will be willing to follow in Google’s vision for the future. We’ll tackle that in a separate post, for now, lets focus on the core features of the OS.Total UI OverhaulPlain and simple, if you have never used a Honeycomb tablet, Android 4 will be something of a jarring experience for you. In order to become comfortable with this brave new world, there’s a few things you should know.– The tiles move: Instead of removing all of your Notifications all at once with a clear button, you will have the option to remove individual notifications by simply brushing them off of your notification bar with the swipe of a finger. Additionally, when looking at your previously opened applications you will have the option to sweep individual applications away as well.– Your Notification bar has superpowers: Now called the Action Bar, your top drawer pull down sports a whole new list of features now. First of all, it’s available to you from the lockscreen so you don’t even have to unlock the phone to check incoming email, SMS, etc. Additionally, your Music controls are available from inside the Action bar, meaning not only is your music available to you on the lockscreen, but the developers of your favorite apps will be able to put goodies up there as well.– Your Launcher is customizeable: As a Google Voice user, I have zero need for the stock SMS app for Android, and yet so many phones force it to the dock assuming you want it there. Now, you can pick and choose what you want to go on your launcher dock. When you open the app drawer, you will have access not only to your apps, but also your widgets on a separate tab for quick and easy placement on your homescreen. Oh, and those widgets? All of the Google ones are resizeable, and the API’s are there for developers to be able to do the same to their widgets.Control your phoneWith Android 4.0, you have a lot more say in how your phone behaves, and how it performs. Instead of using your phone and seeing the results when you are finished, you have real-time access to many parts of your phone for better control.– Real time voice input: Instead of speaking a sentence and seeing how right/wrong Google got it, the results show up as you speak them. Additionally, you can double tap any word Google gets wrong and push the change back to Google in the hopes that they wont get it wrong next time.– Choose your own spell check: Maybe English isn’t your language of choice, or maybe you have been on the internet too long and you’d prefer Urban Dictionary to Mirriam-Webster. Google allows you to use any third party dictionary and language kit, and plug it right into their input and spell check system.– Network Data Control: In this day of limits, caps, and insane overage charges, Google has provided users with the tools necessary to control the data that passes over a mobile network. You can shut down mobile data on your phone when you reach a limit that you have set on yourself, or set a warning for when you have consumed a specific amount of mobile data. You can look at a detailed breakdown of which apps are using the most data and when, and you can even stop apps from using data in the background if you don’t want them to.Social ContactsYour contact manager has gotten a pretty serious visual update as well, but believe it or not that’s actually not the significant thing here. Google has seen fit to make your contact manager social in certain ways, in an attempt to unify your phone based communications with your social communications.– The “Me” profile: at the top of your contact manager now is the most important person in your phone, you! Not dissimilar from what you see now on any of Google’s desktop services (the black bar in Gmail, docs, etc) is the “Me” profile. Everything about you is in your Me profile. This includes contact information, social networks, birthday, anything Google has stored on or about you from other services is available to you here.– Unified contacts: Google doesn’t just read up on you, no sir. If your contacts have a Google+ profile, or if you two use the same app with data available to share (Latitude, for example) that information can be made available to you. Want to circle your new Boss on G+ now that your contact manager shows you he’s got one? You can circle him (or uncircle him) right from the contact screen.– Unified calendar: not only are all of your separate calendars glued together and color coded in a nice easy to use way, but apps that you have given permission to play will be able to stick things in your calendar as well.Huge New ThingsWhen iOS 5 came out, the Android fans shouted “Theif!” across the internet. Many of the Android UI changes were likely “inspired” by WebOS and Windows Phone, and to be honest, I hope Google bought licencing from Disney for all the Tron that’s baked into Android 4.0. But Google did see fit to add some really cool tricks that are new to the mobile experience.– Face Unlock: Still struggling to figure out what you are ever going to use that Front Facing Camera for? How about using it to unlock your phone? Unless you have an evil twin, what seems to be the most secure way to lock your phone ever is the ability to lock it to your big smiling mug. The demo for this at the Samsung event didn’t go so well, and I kind of doubt Matias Duarte’s crack about how much makeup he had on affecting the software, but the possibility of using this if it works seems really cool.– All new toys for NFC, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi: Google pulled out the stops on their support of third party toys and apps on Android phones, specifically how they interact with any of the three wireless technologies. Two Android phones with NFC chips inside can share links, photos, videos, whatever, just by setting the devices next to each other, kind of like Bump but way more stable. Support for the Bluetooth Health Device Profile or HDP enabled devices has been enabled, allowing third party medical or fitness devices to interact with your phone. WiFi Direct support was also added to Android 4, supporting peer to peer networks and third party apps that would use those networks for faster transmission of things like movies and music.– Support for Stylus input: in a push to support more education focused devices, Android 4.0 supports controls to distinguish between a finger, stylus, and eraser events. Taking notes in class, drawing on a digital canvas, or maybe just using your device behind thick gloves will be much better supported natively.DevelopersAll of this talk about new features is a ton of fun, but for developers the real shiny new toys are the tools provided to allow them to add the shiny new features to their apps. As expected, Google has delivered API’s for all of the goodies they announced, as well as quite a few other goodies.– All one framework: Tablets, phones, TV’s, and whatever else you can shoehorn Android onto now all function on the same framework. Complete with documentation to prepare your app to support Fragments, the new Action Bar, resizeable widgets, and a much smoother and more stable emulator to test your app on before pushing it to the Android Market.– Further Business support: on an Enterprise level, you can now completely encrypt an Android 4.0 device, offer VPN solutions through the phone, and offer management policies for the cameras on phones that are in secure areas. Managed devices can control both the VPN setting and the Camera policy remotely.Final ThoughtsAndroid 4.0 brings a lot of potential to the Android platform. At Google I/O, we were given to understand that Ice Cream Sandwich would mark the slowing of the release cycles for Google to two per year. If Google sticks with this, there’s a strong chance we will be greeted in the New Year with an impressive onslaught of new tablets, phones, and GoogleTV supported devices ready to take advantage of all this new software.As with all versions of Android, the critical component will be adoption. If OEM’s push ICS to their users in a timely manner, and if there are no huge problems come release time, Ice Cream Sandwich could be the sweetest version yet.last_img read more

Les Robins des Bois sattaquent à la pêche électrique

first_imgLes Robins des Bois s’attaquent à la pêche électriqueHier, l’association environnementale Robin des Bois a dénoncé les dégâts de la pêche électrique que pratiquent des dizaines de chalutiers néerlandais, belges et britanniques.Interdit en 1998 par l’Union européenne, la pêche électrique a de nouveau été autorisée en 2006 à titre expérimental. Ce test est valable jusqu’au 31 décembre 2012 et la loi qui en est à l’origine devra être prochainement réexaminée. Cette technique du “taser pour les soles” est pourtant finalement devenue une “pratique courante”, dénonce l’ONG Robin des Bois. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Concrètement, les navires sont munis à l’avant d’un dispositif émettant des décharges électriques étourdissant les poissons. Electrifiés, ceux-ci remontent alors à la surface où il n’y a plus qu’à les ramasser dans les filets. Robin des Bois critique cette technique qui provoque des hémorragies, fractures et autres blessures chez les poissons qui en sont victimes. L’association souligne également l’impact qu’elle a sur les embryons, larves, coquillages et crustacés dans les fonds marins. Elle pourrait même réduire la capacité de reproduction de la faune marine.”En 2012 ce sont 74 chalutiers des Pays-Bas, de Belgique et du Royaume Uni qui pêchent la sole avec le concours de l’électricité”, a indiqué à l’AFP Jacky Bonnemains, porte-parole de l’association. “Dans le cas des Pays-Bas cela représente 10% de la flotte des chalutiers du pays”, précise-t-il. Ainsi, cette “prétendue innovation technologique débouche sur la cruauté envers les animaux et ajoute la torture à la capture, elle doit être rejetée et interdite” conclut M. Bonnemains.Le 15 juin 2012 à 17:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Ribery sends his brother Vidal an emotional farewell message

first_imgBayern Munich’s Franck Ribery posted an emotional farewell message to his departed teammate Arturo Vidal, who has just sealed a surprise move to BarcelonaThe Chile international’s future at Munich appeared to be nearing its end throughout the entire summer after his playing opportunities became increasingly more restrictive in his three-year spell.Inter Milan had been the favourites to sign Vidal and at one point seemed on the verge of making the signing, before Barcelona made a last-minute bid for his services.And now a deal has been completed that will see Vidal wear the famous Blaugrana shirt next season.While his time at Bayern ended on a sour note with just a mere 17 league starts last season, Vidal will still be missed at the Bavaria with Ribery wishing his friend well for the future.He wrote on Twitter: “Brother, you do not know how much I’m going to miss you!Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“For me you are the best, a man of values and principles. I am very proud to have played by your side!“I wish you the best for your future, you are a warrior and that is rare in our profession.”Hermano no sabes a que punto te voy a echar de menos! Para mi eres el mejor, un hombre de valores y principios. Estoy muy orgulloso de haber jugado a tu lado! Te deseo lo mejor para tu futuro, eres un guerrero y eso se encuentra poco en nuestra profesión. ???????? @kingarturo23 pic.twitter.com/eq7M8i29er— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) August 3, 2018last_img read more

WISHH Works with McLane Global on US Launch of Soy Protein Snacks

first_imgMcLane Global, a global food trading company, is working with ASA’s WISHH program in preparation for McLane Global’s fall 2013 U.S. launch of tasty and crunchy soy protein snacks made with CHS Soy Flour. WISHH and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) have assisted Imperial Foods in Cameroon, Africa to use CHS soy flour in the production of noodles that were adapted from a formulation that the Minnesota Qualified State Soybean Board helped develop for Asian markets about 10 years ago. With WISHH technical assistance, Imperial Noodles began manufacturing and marketing the snack noodles in West Africa last year.USDA and WISHH also introduced Imperial to McLane Global. The Houston-based McLane Global tested U.S. consumer response to the snacks during a major food show in California earlier this year. They received strong positive feedback to the snack noodles that are eaten from a bag, offer the benefits of protein and vitamins, and are lower in sodium than many traditional noodles.”There is nothing like it in the marketplace today,” says McLane Global CEO Mike Julian. “This product has an important role for fighting childhood obesity.”Under its Lady Liberty brand, McLane Global plans to introduce the noodles to a variety of U.S. markets, ranging from school backpack programs to convenience stores to supermarkets and food banks, in fall 2013.View a short video about the history of WISHH, USDA and CHS’ work with Imperial at www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNUoVvdGb_c.last_img read more

Former School for Deaf teachers credentials suspended

first_imgDebbie Pietsch, a teacher who in December resigned from the Washington School for the Deaf, has had her teaching certificate suspended for 30 days by state education officials.The school at North Grand and East Evergreen boulevards teaches deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the state. It is a stand-alone state agency and not part of any Clark County school district.But its teachers hold the same type of certificate as does any public school teacher in the state, which makes them subject to regulation by the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.That office on Tuesday suspended Pietsch’s license to teach in Washington for 30 days, because of unprofessional conduct and lack of good moral character, according to documents published by OSPI. Pietsch has had a Washington teacher certificate since 2007. The suspension came after the school sent a complaint letter about Pietsch to OSPI in April 2011.Pietsch twice in one day in October 2010 acted aggressively toward students, pushing one and grabbing the wrist of another, according to the OSPI report. She admitted the actions to her superiors at school and was suspended for one day without pay in November 2010.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE Pinsent Masons to discuss gender pay gap reporting at Employee Benefits

first_imgLaw firm Pinsent Masons will discuss the upcoming gender pay gap reporting regulations at Employee Benefits Live 2016.Helen Corden, legal director at Pinsent Masons, will join the workplace equality and diversity conference stream on day one of the London-based event, presenting the session entitled Mind the gender pay gap, alongside Anna Sanford, solicitor at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).Corden will outline the legal requirements involved as organisations prepare to undertake gender pay gap reporting. She will also examine the potential impact of the regulations, such as possible knock-on effects on organisational reputation, recruitment, and competitor standing if a gender pay gap is identified.Corden will also look at how organisations can best communicate their findings, and the steps they can take to close the gender pay gap, and improve workplace inclusivity and diversity over the long term.Corden said: “[Organisations] are going to have to do a lot of work in dispelling the myth among employees that gender pay doesn’t mean equal pay, so it’s going to be important to get communication right.”“If [organisations] haven’t started thinking about [the regulations], or taking any action, then they should be. It’s imperative that they understand what their gap is now before they have to publish, so they can produce an appropriate narrative and present it in the best way possible.She aded: “It’s not just about this figure that is going to be produced at the end of the regulations. It’s about improving diversity within the organisation.“Inclusion and diversity should be embedded in [an organisation’s] culture in order to result in a better performing [organisation].”Employee Benefits Live 2016 will take place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October at Olympia National, London. Register to attend for free here.last_img read more

2 at large after Miami restaurant robbery

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. We need help identifying the two pictured men who robbed the Típico on the Renyo Rest, 3002 NW 7 Ave, on 8/3 at 3:15p.m. pic.twitter.com/k27gfnjNRV— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) August 4, 2017If you have any information on this robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward. NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for two armed robbers who targeted a group of diners at a South Florida restaurant.Authorities said the male subjects approached a group of people eating at “Tipico Hondureño” restaurant along Northwest 30th Street and Seventh Avenue in Miami, Thursday.The subjects fired a bullet into the ground, snatched the group’s belongings and took off.Surveillance video capturing the crooks walking down the street right before it happened.last_img read more

Hatchetwielding man shot by Anchorage police Thursday morning

first_imgAnchorage police say an officer shot and critically wounded a hatchet-wielding man early Thursday morning during an investigation of car break-ins on the city’s south side.Listen nowThe suspect, Howard Wayne Watson Junior, a 32-year-old Anchorage resident, was in critical condition at a city hospital, as of this afternoon.Police say Watson’s clothing fit the description witnesses gave when reporting several cars broken into near China Berry Circle.Acting Deputy Police Chief Kenneth McCoy said officers were searching the area when one of them spotted Watson running through backyards and hopping fences.McCoy said the officer approached Watson near Golden Dawn Circle.“The officer issued him commands, he failed to comply, at which point the officer pulled his tazer and tazed him,” McCoy said. “What we understand is the suspect was able to pull free of that and then pull out a hatchet.”McCoy says the officer shot Watson multiple times and called for paramedics.Per APD policy, the officer’s name will not be released for 72 hours as the investigation continues.Police have not yet announced any charges against Watson.Correction: This story has been updated to state that Watson was approached at Golden Dawn Circle, not Golden Morning.last_img read more

Fairbanks City Councilman demands plan to recover groundwater contamination response Costs

first_imgThe Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has identified PFAS in samples of water taken all around the city’s Regional Fire Training Center at 1710 30th Ave. The red dots indicate PFAS levels that exceed the the EPA’s lifetime health advisory level, the amount of exposure that EPA and DEC say will harm human health. (Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)Fairbanks City Councilman David Pruhs has directed staff to draft a plan over the next 90 days on how the city will respond to the growing problem of groundwater contamination caused by chemical compounds in firefighting foam. Pruhs told City Attorney Paul Ewers Monday that the plan must include a way for the city to compensate homeowners who could be paying for the local response to the contamination through their property taxes.Pruhs told Ewers during Monday’s council meeting that the city must come up with a plan on how it’ll recover at least some of the $3 million the city has spent over the past year-and-a-half trying to help homeowners affected by the growing groundwater-contamination problem.“I would like to see in 90 days a recovery plan from the City Attorney on addressing this,” Pruhs said. “What we can do, what we can’t do, who we’re going after. It’s time to step this up. I want to see it in 90 days.”Pruhs said Tuesday the plan would include discussion of how the city could seek compensation for homeowners who he says will be paying for the city’s response to the contamination through their property taxes. He says the plan should include a list of agencies, companies and other entities that have used the city’s Regional Fire Training Center. That’s where personnel trained on the use of fire-suppressing foam that contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, the chemical compounds that’ve contaminated groundwater near the fire-training center and elsewhere around Fairbanks.“Are we going after 3M, who made the foam?” Pruhs said. “Are we requesting the State of Alaska to join us in a lawsuit against 3M? Are we looking at the parties who have made contributions to the pollution for reimbursement?”Ewers says training with foam containing PFAS and related chemical compounds took place at the fire-training center for 30 years, ending in 2004.The burn pit was lined with plastic, but firefighting foam was splashed outside the pit during training. That gave the PFAS and related chemical compounds a means to infiltrate groundwater.(City of Fairbanks)Mayor Jim Matherly said Tuesday that Ewers has been working on a legal strategy to respond to the groundwater contamination. He says Ewers will try to finish the job in 90 days – but he adds it’s a very convoluted and complicated case.“Obviously this takes time to contact everybody,” Matherly said. “It takes time to figure out who used what, who used it when. Just because they used the fire-training center doesn’t mean they used the fire pit, where the chemical was.The mayor says the case would get even more complicated if the city decided to go after 3M, the Minnesota-based manufacturer that developed PFAS and helped promoted its wide use in many other household and industrial products.“What City Attorney Ewers is trying to do is to get on the bandwagon of money to collect – perhaps from the manufacturer of the chemical,” Matherly said, “which could turn into a great big lawsuit because this was nationwide they’ve used this chemical.”Other local and state governments that’ve been affected by PFAS contamination have sued 3M, including Minnesota, which recently won an $850 million settlement with the company. Matherly says Ewers also is considering seeking compensation from local agencies that used the fire-training center.“His other alternative is to contact the state, the university, some of the volunteer fire departments, and he’s done that, to see if they can share the cost,” Matherly said.The mayor says the evolving strategy probably will require city property owners to pay up front, through the extra mill on their property tax bills, to cover the costs of assisting homeowners and pursuing lawsuits until the city can recover damages.“If and when that happens, and we’re able to collect down the road, we can re-adjust it back down,” Matherly said. “This is what we do as a city, when it comes to lawsuits.”Matherly says the council probably will decide in the fall to consider whether and when to levy the additional mill to help pay for the contamination response.last_img read more

Ashamed over elopement of their sister 4 girls attempt suicide

first_imgMahbubnagar: Ashamed of the elopement of their younger sister’s elopement, four unmarried girls from a family committed suicide by consuming pesticide in Cherlapally village of Jadcherla mandal on Thursday.Going into details, Venkatiah and Masamma of Cherlapally village were having six unmarried girls and were in search of the suitable match for their girls and were planning to get them married one by one. Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us However, two days ago, the 5th girl eloped with a person and got married without intimating their parents. As the girl was not seen for the past two days, the worried parents lodged a complaint with the police. Later they came to know about the elopement of their daughter. After learning about the incident, remaining 5 girls felt that it was a black spot on their family and went into deep depression. The girls feared social stigmatisation and were depressed that nobody will come forward to marry them anymore and they planned to commit suicide all together. Also Read – Woman found dead, relatives stage dharna in Kamareddy Advertise With Us As planned the 4 of the 5 remaining girls pushed their mother and smallest sister out of the house and locked themselves inside and consumed pesticide. Over this, the mother and her little daughter shouted and called for the help, the neighbours and the villagers with a great difficulty broke open the doors and rushed all the 4 girls to Government hospital. Three among the four are said to be in critical condition as they have consumed excess pesticide.last_img read more

uTorrent Forum latest casualty in Hacking Gone Wild

first_imguTorrent Forum latest casualty in Hacking Gone Wild by Martin Brinkmann on June 08, 2016 in Security – 6 commentsWhen you open the official uTorrent web forum right now, a security advisory notifies you that forum data has been compromised and that attackers were able to download the forum user list.Users of the forum should consider passwords used on the forum as compromised even though they have not been available in clear text but as hashed passwords.The company suggests to update all third-party accounts where the same password has been used, especially if the same username or email address was used as well.uTorrent ForumThe full announcement reads:On June 6th, 2016, BitTorrent was made aware of a security issue involving the vendor which powers our forums.The vulnerability appears to have been through one of the vendor’s other clients, however it allowed attackers to access some information on other accounts.As a result, attackers were able to download a list of our forum users. We are investigating further to learn if any other information was accessed.Our vendor has made backend changes so that the hashes in the file do not appear to be a usable attack vector.As a precaution, we are advising our users to change their passwords. While the passwords may not be used as a vector on the forums, those hashed passwords should be considered compromised. Anyone using the same password for forums as well as other places is strongly advised to update their passwords and/or practice good personal security practices.The announcement highlights that the attackers managed to use a vulnerability on another client of the forum vendor to attack the uTorrent forum indirectly and grab the list of users from the site.The forum is powered by Invision Power, a company that is offering enterprise services such as managed plans and an enterprise platform that hosts forums.Additionally, it is unclear currently if other data has been dumped as well.The uTorrent forum has over 380,000 members according to TorrentFreak, and is visited by tens of thousand of users daily.Apart from the direct damage caused by the hack, there is also a chance that the data may be used to identify users and link them to posts they have made on the forum.One possible outcome of the hack could be a series of ransomware / phishing / social engineering emails, for instance emails claiming to have been sent by law enforcement agencies.The uTorrent Forum hack is just one in a series of hacks that originated in 2016 or came to light when hackers offered huge password databases on the darknet.Was one of your email addresses or accounts listed in one of the hacks? What did you do to resolve the issue?Now Read: 4 Simple Password Creation rules and 6 common sense tipsSummaryArticle NameuTorrent Forum latest casualty in Hacking Gone WildDescriptionWhen you open the official uTorrent web forum right now, a security advisory notifies you that forum data has been compromised and that attackers were able to download the forum user list.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more