23RD FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEEDS OFF OF REALITY

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “The last time we saw genre films that were so anguished goes back to Bush-era 9/11,” he said. “The world is going to more frightening places, and genre films express that worry, anger and devastation, which leads to commentary, discussion and confrontation. That’s when genre is at its most interesting. It’s the only silver lining in horrible times.”Davis pointed to Lorcan Finnegan’s Vivarium (Friday, 9:30 p.m., Concordia’s Alumni Auditorium), starring Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots as a young couple trapped in a mysterious suburban development project, which screened as part of Cannes Critics’ Week.“It’s a black comedy, sci-fi horror film that feels like something out of The Twilight Zone,” he said. “They’re trapped in a new real estate development. Then a child appears and they have to take care of it. It’s an interesting allegory of what home ownership does to young parents, and of the suburbs as a place where people are isolated to be breeders and consumers.” If you think the world’s current political climate is scary, wait till you see the latest batch of genre movies that have emerged from it.The 23rd Fantasia International Film Festival opens Thursday and presents 130 features and over 200 shorts, through Aug. 1. As usual, it’s a mad grab bag of horror, action, thrillers and offbeat comedy, combined with an in-depth survey of the year in Asian cinema.Pondering the mayhem, Fantasia co-director and director of international programming Mitch Davis noted that this year’s crop boasts a particularly twisted batch of movies, even for a festival as wild as Fantasia.last_img read more

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APTN National News receives two awards from the Canadian Association of Journalists

first_imgThree other members of the APTN National News team who were also recognized with award nominations:Category: Open Broadcast Feature Kathleen Martens, APTN InvestigatesFor the Love of MattyThis is the story of a man named Matty, a status Indian living with serious disabilities.  After many years spent in care, suddenly Matty is “aged out” of the foster care system. Will he be forced to leave the only family he’s ever known? Daily Excellence  Jorge Barrera and Damian Joseph, APTN National NewsLac La Ronge FiresMembers of APTN’s news team travelled behind the barricades to report on the historic forest fires that ravaged parts of northern Saskachewan last summer.  They met the workers who faced serious personal risks in fighting for their communities, the leaders trying desperately to coordinate a response, and the evacuees from the Lac La Ronge Indian Band reserve who feared they might soon lose everything. (From left to right, Damian Joseph, Kathleen Martens, Dennis Ward, Murray Oliver, Jorge Barrera and Melissa Ridgen.)APTN National NewsAPTN journalists walked away with two awards from the annual Canadian Association of Journalists conference held in Edmonton Saturday.Dennis Ward and Murray Oliver of APTN National News, and Melissa Ridgen of APTN Investigates were award recipients from the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ).The award acknowledges outstanding investigative journalism in Canada, published or broadcast in 2015.These are the two winning stories:Category: Journalists for Human Rights / CAJ Award for Human Rights ReportingDennis Ward and Murray Oliver, APTN National News and APTN InvestigatesA Soldier ScornedThe is the story of Esther Wolki, an Inuit woman who left her tiny NWT community on the shores of the Arctic Ocean and joined the Canadian Army. Wolki wanted to see the world and to serve her country.  But over the next ten years, she endured an unceasing barrage of sexist and racist taunts, even during a combat deployment to Afghanistan. And yet she perservered, until a horrific incident perpetrated by her fellow soldiers nearly ended her life. Category: CWA Canada / CAJ Award for Labour ReportingMelissa Ridgen, APTN Investigates Hurting for WorkIn this story, Melissa Ridgen exposed the dangerous working conditions faced by the temporary Aboriginal labourers who load trash bins by hand into waste collection trucks. Her story brought both sympathy and outrage for the authorities that would place innocent men at such risk. It finally provoked an investigation that will examine if laws are being broken. news@aptn.calast_img read more

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Pipelines safer for workers than rail trucks but which is better for

CALGARY — A report by the Fraser Institute released Tuesday says pipeline is by far the safest way to transport oil when worker injury rates are compared, but it remains unclear which is the safest from an environmental standpoint.Using data from the U.S. Department of Transportation between 2005 and 2009, the study found the rates of injury requiring hospitalization in the U.S. were 30 times lower among pipeline workers than rail workers involved in shipping oil.For truck transport, the difference is even more stark, with an injury rate 37 times higher than oil transport by pipeline.When it comes to spills, road transport fared the worst, with nearly 20 incidents per billion ton-miles. Rail had just over two incidents per billion ton miles while pipelines had less than 0.6 per billion tonne miles.The report notes that pipelines tend to release more crude per spill than rail, but much of that is often recovered quickly.With pipelines such as the controversial Keystone XL pipeline — which would connect Canadian crude to Texas refineries — in regulatory limbo, producers have been increasingly turning to rail to get their crude to market.But concern over the safety of using that mode of transport has intensified since a runaway crude-laden train derailed in Lac- Megantic, Que., this summer, killing 47 people and destroying much of the downtown area.“When you have more moving parts, more potential interactions with other non-controlled actors such as trains and trucks, the potential for accidents is higher when compared to pipelines,” said Kenneth Green, one of the study’s authors.“It’s not a completely simple comparison. When you have a pipeline spill the release volumes are higher than for a truck or train incident. But with road and rail, you have risk of more incidents in more places, so the overall question of environmental protection becomes unclear.” read more

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About a third of West African children have no access to iodized

“As a priority, the region’s iodized salt production needs to be ramped up and quality-controlled,” UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said in an address to the West African Consultation on Universal Salt Iodization, being held in Dakar, Sengal. “And at the same time we need to reach out to the households still at risk to build understanding and demand for iodized salt.”Iodized salt protects children against the devastating effects of deficiency, including brain damage, mental retardation and reduced learning ability, that could ruin the lives of up to 30 per cent of West African children annually, UNICEF said. Iodine deficiency in adults can also lead to goitres and miscarriages. According to UNICEF, iodine deficiency can lower the intelligence quotient of a population by as many as 13 points.West Africa imports about 925,000 tons of iodized salt each year, it said. UNICEF provides potassium iodate to some local manufacturers for inclusion in the similar amount made in the region, a New York spokesperson for the Fund said. Nonetheless, in Mauritania only 2 per cent of families use iodized salt, compared to 95 per cent in Nigeria, 80 per cent in post-conflict Liberia, 74 per cent in Mali and 68 per cent in Guinea. The ratio is not the same across a single country, either, with 94 per cent of families having access to iodized salt in Mali’s capital, Bamako – a figure that drops to 27 per cent in the rural north. “Closing this gap must be a first priority not a final step,” Ms. Bellamy cautioned. “For children born into a world of unfair disparities, universal iodization of salt is one of the cheapest and most effective ways of improving their lives. With such effective tools and strategies at our disposal, we cannot be satisfied with anything less than 100 per cent coverage.” read more

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UN agency seeks to improve Palestinian housing and urban development

The Executive Director of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) Anna Tibaijuka yesterday briefed Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei on the progress of the new Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People.The project, the result of a resolution unanimously adopted by Palestinians, Israelis and other Member States at the 19th Session of UN-HABITAT’s Governing Council in May 2003, focuses on capacity building, policy reform and providing technical assistance to the Palestinian people.At Mr. Qurei’s request, Ms. Tibaijuka offered to provide technical expertise to support the Palestinian Authority in the areas of housing and sustainable urban development.On Tuesday she met with Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres and discussed many issues, including the pending disengagement of Israel from Gaza. read more

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From antennas to swipe screens cellphones mark 30 years in Canada

by Peter Henderson, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 29, 2015 8:30 am MDT Last Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Victor Surerus poses for a photo at his farm in Roseneath, Ontario, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 with the first cell phone in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill From antennas to swipe screens, cellphones mark 30 years in Canada TORONTO – Victor Surerus says the $2,700 he paid for his first cellphone 30 years ago was worth every penny.It was July 1985 and Surerus says he needed the phone to help run his business as a travelling funeral director out of Peterborough, Ont. The phone attached to an aerial in his car and came with its own carrying bag.He says his contract with Bell made him the first cellphone customer in Canada, though the company doesn’t have records that can confirm that. Bruce Cole of Richmond Hill, Ont., says he was also one of the earliest adopters of the nascent technology.Venturing into the cellphone market didn’t come cheap. In those early years, Surerus’s annual bills amounted to roughly $10,000.“This way you had the freedom of doing things and you weren’t tied down,” he says now from his home in Roseneath, Ont.“The price was high to pay for it, but it was worth it.”Cellphones debuted in Canada with a call between Art Eggleton and Jean Drapeau, then the mayors of Toronto and Montreal respectively, on July 1, 1985.The regional monopolies that dominated the telephone industry in the early 1980s were concerned that mobile phones would disrupt their grip on nearly every aspect of the market.Francis Fox, then the federal minister of communication, says the phone companies would defend their turf by saying their industry was heavily regulated and the CRTC was there to protect the consumer.“Their great line was always, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’” he says.Shrugging off pressure from the Reagan administration to choose a bid from an American company, Fox and his team awarded the rights to the first private cellphone network to an upstart company that later became one of the three dominant players in Canada’s wireless sector: Rogers.“Obviously we thought that it would lead to the usual benefits of greater competition, which meant innovation, which meant new products, and which meant lower prices for the consumer,” Fox said.Fox says the recent quarrels between the federal government and Rogers, Telus, and Bell over competition are echoes of the arguments he heard 30 years ago involving the landline monopolies.“What goes around comes around,” he said.Rogers Wireless executive vice-president Raj Doshi joined the company in 1989, when it was still Cantel AT&T and mobile telephones were still a luxury item.Doshi has the original Cantel ad from January 1985 announcing “the end of the line for the telephone” framed in his office as a reminder that back then, competition was less important than explaining why people needed to spend thousands of dollars on a cellphone.“When you talk about competitive intensity, it was very much around getting people aware of the proposition versus the pure competitive intensity between the two of us,” he said. “The market growth potential was basically the whole of the Canadian population.”Wade Oosterman, now president of Bell Mobility, remembers it differently. In the mid-1980s he worked with George Cope, now Bell’s CEO, getting Clearnet Communications Inc. off the ground, which was later bought by Telus.“It was competitive right from the get-go,” he said. “The cost of building out Canada is extraordinarily high: big land mass, relatively few people. When you’re spending that kind of money on deploying your network, every single subscriber really, really counts.”The high price of cellphones eventually fell as technology advanced, networks matured, and new competitors such as Wind Mobile and Videotron entered the market, while others such as Public Mobile and Mobilicity were snapped up by the big three incumbents. Regional players Sasktel and MTS carved out a niche in the Prairies, becoming dominant in their regions.“Canada and everybody who played a role in it should be quite proud of the state of the wireless industry in Canada today and the benefit it confers on consumers and businesses alike,” Oosterman said.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said Francis Fox was the minister of communication in Brian Mulroney’s cabinet. read more

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Nespresso sues Israeli coffee company over Clooney lookalike

by The Associated Press Posted Jan 21, 2016 10:23 am MDT Last Updated Jan 21, 2016 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Nespresso sues Israeli coffee company over Clooney lookalike JERUSALEM – A George Clooney doppelganger is brewing up tensions between two coffee companies in Israel.Nespresso is suing the Israeli Espresso Club for using an actor with a striking resemblance to the Hollywood star in one of its ads. Clooney is the face of Nespresso.The ad shows the Clooney lookalike being schooled on the benefits of Espresso Club. A disclaimer on the screen warns that the actor, silver-haired and carrying what appears to be a Nespresso bag, “is not George Clooney.”Nespresso Israel said Thursday the legal step was taken to “prevent customers from being misled.” It is demanding $50,000 in damages and for the ad be removed.Espresso Club says the tongue-in-cheek ad and the Clooney character were meant to target customers looking for a more “informal” coffee experience. read more

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Ebola UN to consult West African governments on coordinating global crisis response

Wrapping up a four-day meeting in Accra, Ghana on strengthening the international community’s support to efforts by Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to tackle the Ebola crisis, top-level officials from the UN system and partner organizations reaffirmed the need to move rapidly and in a coordinated, precise manner to defeat the disease. According to a press release from the Ghana-based UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), today’s meeting produced an operational framework to ensure the wider UN system adopts a unified and coordinated approach to the international support being provided to national response plans. This comes as the UN has shifted into high gear to support the efforts of hard-hit countries in tackling the outbreak on all fronts, from food aid to delivery of building supplies, and providing healing and training for survivors. Speaking to reporters at UN Headquarters in New York late last week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the resilience of West Africa’s people and governments but underscored that “they have asked for our help…we need to turn pledges into action. We need more doctors, nurses, equipment, treatment centres and medevac capacities.” As the scale-up continued, UNMEER chief Anthony Banbury welcomed the arrival last Wednesday in Accra of a massive German aircraft which will deliver needed supplies and material to affected countries in the region. “This flight is a welcome reflection of the international community’s support for the efforts to stop Ebola and help those affected by it – this support is vital if we are to stop the virus,” he said. Today’s meeting in Accra was attended by the Chef de Cabinet of the UN Secretary-General, Susana Malcorra; the Director General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Margaret Chan; and the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, Etharin Cousin. Also present were the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro and UNMEER chief, Mr. Banbury.Among the other participants were senior officials from UN agencies, funds and programmes, as well as from international partners such as the World Bank, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United Kingdom Department for International Development.UNMEER noted that Mr. Banbury will return to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone next week to further consult with their leaders on the way forward and to brief them on the operational plans produced in the meetings that were concluded earlier today. The Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – each of which has the final decision on the overall approach and strategy for dealing with Ebola in their respective countries – have national response plans in place and have been responding to the crisis for many months. read more

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PODCAST Business competition students on Conversations with Goodman

This week’s Conversations with Goodman podcast features Goodman JDCC co-captains James Fioretti and Dayna Stephenson.Host Susan LeBlanc talks to the two students, both in Goodman’s business administration program, about what competing at JDCC is like and the awards that the Goodman delegation won at this year’s competition.JDCC is a competition that brings together 700 delegates from 14 business schools in Ontario, Québec and the Maritime provinces.After eight months of preparation, 47 Goodman students competed earlier this month in Toronto. The team’s hard work was rewarded, winning first place in participation and engagement, second place in the entrepreneurship and finance categories, fourth place in debate and fourth place overall.This is the latest in the Conversations with Goodman series which is produced by the Goodman Marketing, Communications and Alumni Relations team and features guests from the Goodman community. The previous episode featured Goodman graduate Tabish Gill (BAcc ’07) discussing his career path and explaining why he remains involved with Brock University, now from the employer side. read more

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BBC has made hardship payments to presenters facing large tax bills

Lord Hall The BBC has made hardship payments to presenters facing large tax bills after they claim they were forced to form companies to be paid, MPs were told on Wednesday.Deputy director general Anne Bulford told the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) they had given loans and advances to a number of individuals with temporary financial difficulties after their tax arrangements changed.”We are talking about comparatively modest sums of money in the overall scheme of things but important to the individuals. We are talking about 15 individuals,” she said.”We think it is the right thing to do.”The presenters previously formed companies so they could be treated as freelancers, but moved last year to a PAYE system,”For some people, especially some lower paid presenters, that represents a very big challenge because the cash flow is different,” Ms Bulford said.The disclosure came after another Commons committee was told last month how presenters were pushed by the BBC into setting up personal service companies, depriving them of employment rights such as holiday and sick pay and pension contributions.They were subsequently left with large bills for unpaid taxes after the arrangements fell foul of HM Revenue and Customs. BBC Director General Lord Hall said the problems – affecting mainly radio and news presenters – were in part the consequence of a series of changes by HMRC as to the way such staff should be treated for tax purposes. “HMRC have said the test which they were applying and asking us to apply is not fit for purpose so we need to have yet another test,” he told the committee.”This has caused a good deal of confusion for individuals. It has caused a great deal of anger among the people who are our frontline presenters, mainly in radio and in news.”In some cases it has caused some hardship. If there are cases of hardship we have made it clear we want to deal with those as a priority. My sympathies are to the people who are on the raw end of this.”Ms Bulford did not rule out the prospect that the BBC would end up paying the back taxes of some of the staff concerned.”I can’t conclude on that until we start to work through the individual cases,” she said.Ms Bulford denied that managers at Capita, the firm which collects the TV licence fee for the BBC, were being offered cash incentives to maximise the number of prosecutions.The Daily Mail reported that managers were given generous bonus payments for encouraging door-to-door officers to fill out as many “prosecution statements” as possible.However, Ms Bulford said the completion of a prosecution statement did not mean the individual concerned would face court action. “There was an old scheme in place which isn’t there any longer for area managers whereby they were encouraged to collect those evidence statements but that is a different thing from being incentivised on prosecutions,” she said.”Using this phrase prosecution statement I think is very unhelpful because what it is is collecting the evidence of what is going on when the people visit.”It doesn’t automatically mean they are going through to prosecution. They collect many more statements than flow through to that point.” Lord Hall said the problems were in part the consequence of changes by HMRC Credit:Dominic Lipinski/PA  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. read more

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Sunny spell ends as frost to return and temperatures to drop tonight

first_img Image: Shutterstock/Evoque Arte Sunny spell ends as frost to return and temperatures to drop tonight Relatively warm weather will continue today, but it’ll be a cold start to March. Thursday 28 Feb 2019, 7:40 AM Meanwhile, there will be some occasional patches of light rain throughout the day, as top temperatures reach between 10 and 14 degrees Celsius.Tonight will see temperatures cool significantly, as lowest temperatures hit between 1 and 4 degrees on what will be a clear, dry night. Share74 Tweet Email1 17,778 Views https://jrnl.ie/4516915 Source: AA Roadwatch/Twitter Image: Shutterstock/Evoque Artecenter_img Heavy fog reported on routes in the midlands and eastern counties. When driving in affected areas, use your fog lights but be sure to turn them off again. Live updates here: https://t.co/PSzIBsvOzE— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) February 27, 2019 THE RECENT SUNNY spell has come to an end as frosty spring conditions look set to return before the weekend.Temperatures hit a balmy 17 degrees Celsius as Ireland basked in what felt like the early arrival of summer in recent days.And although relatively warm weather will continue today, Met Éireann has forecast misty cloudy conditions across the country, with just a few bright spells.Motorists have also been warned to take care this morning, with heavy fog reported on several routes, particularly in the midlands and the east of the country.AA Roadwatch has reminded motorists to drive safely and to use their fog lights when driving through affected areas. 8 Comments Short URL Feb 28th 2019, 7:40 AM By Stephen McDermott Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Vénus une planète au volcanisme toujours actif

first_imgVénus : une planète au volcanisme toujours actifLes données transmises par la sonde européenne Venus Express révèlent que le volcanisme de la planète Vénus est très probablement toujours actif. La sonde a en effet décelé de jeunes coulées de lave, prouvant que les dernières éruptions pourraient s’être produites il y a seulement quelques centaines de milliers d’années.Placée sur orbite autour de Vénus depuis avril 2006, la sonde Venus Express a détecté de nouvelles preuves tendant à penser que la Terre n’est pas la seule planète géologiquement active de notre système solaire.Grâce à son instrument infrarouge Virtis, la sonde a en effet constaté que la composition de certaines roches, dans la région de la planète baptisée Imdr Regio, était très différente de celle d’autres roches environnantes. Cette composition ressemble à celle que l’on pourrait trouver sur la Terre, à proximité d’une coulée de lave récente.D’après les scientifiques, ces jeunes coulées de lave n’existeraient que depuis 2,5 millions d’années au maximum, et ne pourraient même avoir que 250.000 ans, c’est-à-dire dater d’hier en termes géologiques.À lire aussiLe Kilimandjaro, un volcan dormant caché dans la plus haute montagne d’Afrique”On sait depuis longtemps qu’il n’y a pas assez de cratères sur Vénus. Quelque chose les fait disparaître de la surface de la planète. On pense qu’il s’agit d’une activité volcanique, mais la question est de savoir si elle a lieu lentement ou rapidement” explique l’Agence spatiale européenne sur son site. La récente découverte de la sonde Venus Express laisse imaginer que le “lissage” de la planète est le résultat “d’une séquence graduelle de plusieurs éruptions volcaniques plus modestes” plutôt que celui d’un volcanisme cataclysmique qui aurait en une seule fois recouvert de lave la surface de Vénus.Les scientifiques travaillent à l’élaboration d’une mission visant à explorer cette surface, trop lisse pour ne pas avoir été engendrée par une activité géologique récente. Mais à l’heure actuelle, les rares sondes qui ont atterri sur la planète brûlante n’ont pas pu résister plus de quelques minutes à la chaleur de Vénus.Le 14 avril 2010 à 11:44 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Eruptions volcaniques les prévoir grâce à des capteurs introduits au coeur des

first_imgEruptions volcaniques : les prévoir grâce à des capteurs introduits au coeur des volcansRoyaume-Uni – Des ingénieurs de l’université de Newcastle ont mis au point un capteur sans fil résistant aux très hautes températures et aux radiations. Applications possibles : la gestion des risques volcaniques, mais peut-être aussi le contrôle de réacteurs nucléaires.Le secret du dispositif : des composants électroniques en carbure de silicium, à la structure moléculaire plus stable que le silicone, avec une haute tolérance aux radiations et résistant à des températures de près de 900°C ! Grâce à cette technologie, des capteurs sans fil de la taille d’un iPhone pourraient bientôt être introduits au cœur même des volcans, par 300°C. Ils y détecteraient les très faibles variations de concentration en gaz comme le dioxyde de carbone ou de soufre, et donneraient en temps réel de précieuses données aux scientifiques. À lire aussiLe Kilimandjaro, un volcan dormant caché dans la plus haute montagne d’AfriqueUn progrès important, sachant que l’on estime à 500 millions le nombre de personnes vivant sous la menace des volcans, comme le rappelle le Dr Alton Horsfall, dirigeant les spécialistes des technologies en environnement extrême à l’université de Newcastle (Royaume-Uni) inventeurs de ces composants. L’intégration du procédé dans un appareil utilisable est actuellement en phase de développement. Elle pourra donner naissance à des instruments permettant de suivre ce qui se passe dans une centrale électrique ou un moteur de jet, ou d’analyser des environnements hostiles tels que des lieux confinés touchés par un attentat.   Le 25 septembre 2010 à 18:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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WikiLeaks et Internet sur la liste du Prix Nobel de la Paix

first_imgWikiLeaks et Internet sur la liste du Prix Nobel de la PaixSelon les fuites rapportées par la presse, WikiLeaks, Internet et certains réseaux sociaux figureraient dans la liste des nommés pour le Prix Nobel de la Paix qui sera décerné en octobre.Cette année, 241 individus ou organisations seraient en lice pour recevoir le Prix Nobel de la Paix. C’est ce qu’a indiqué mardi le comité norvégien élu pour attribuer la récompense en 2011. Normalement, l’identité des possibles lauréats est supposée restée secrète. Mais des membres du jury auraient laissé échappé quelques indications : parmi les nommés, figureraient WikiLeaks et Internet.À lire aussiUne incroyable intelligence artificielle donne vie à la Joconde de Léonard de Vinci (Vidéo)Fondé par Julien Assange, WikiLeaks serait ainsi récompensé pour avoir mis au jour “des cas de corruption, de crimes de guerre et de torture” en publiant des milliers de documents confidentiels appartenant à différents pays dont les Etats-unis. En quelques mois, le site a capté l’attention mondiale et provoqué la colère de plusieurs gouvernements. De même, Internet et les réseaux sociaux tels que Facebook et Twitter auraient été proposés pour leur rôle dans les mouvements de contestation récemment apparus dans des Etats aux gouvernements oppressifs. S’il n’a confirmé aucune des indications, Geir Lundestad, membre non votant du comité Nobel, a expliqué que les événements qui ont touché les pays du Maghreb et le Moyen-Orient ces derniers mois, allaient sûrement influencer les jurés. Ainsi, plusieurs figures du “Printemps arabe” pourraient également être citées comme possibles lauréats. Mais le choix final ne sera connu qu’en octobre prochain lors de la remise du prix. Le 2 mars 2011 à 15:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Vers une nouvelle norme WiFi pour léchange de fichiers multimédias

first_imgVers une nouvelle norme Wi-Fi pour l’échange de fichiers multimédias ?La norme Wi-Fi Miracast pourrait permettre, si elle est certifiée, d’échanger des contenus multimédias directement entre terminaux.Wi-Fi Alliance vient d’annoncer qu’une possibilité de transmettre des signaux multimédias par Wi-Fi était en cours de certification. La norme s’appellerait Wi-Fi Miracast. Ce dispositif devrait permettre l’échange de contenus audio et vidéo entre périphériques sans fil.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? La certification touchera tous les appareils et téléviseurs, ordinateurs portables, smartphones, tablettes tactiles seront éligibles. Cela serait une véritable révolution dans le cadre d’une utilisation domestique, en admettant que les fabricants adoptent cette nouvelle norme.Si cette norme technique est certifiée, elle pourrait être lancée dès cette année et être peu à peu adoptée par les produits compatibles avec le label “Wi-Fi Certified Miracast”. Étant donné le nombre de périphériques éligibles et la quantité de nouveaux produits mis en vente chaque mois, le Wi-Fi Miracast pourrait bien se répandre rapidement.Le 3 juin 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Viewer numbers for 514 WWE Smackdown slight drop

first_imgFacebook Last night’s 5/14 WWE Smackdown on Syfy drew 2.53 million viewers, a slight drop from last week’s show that drew 2.56 million viewers.The NBA Playoffs dominated the night on cable Thursday night.Source: TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipNFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:34/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 36.65%0:00Remaining Time -3:34 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 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Google+ NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Now Playing Up Next Ben Roethlisberger Pinterest Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Twitter WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Now Playing Up Next WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOXlast_img read more

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Mourinho thinks that Germany will beat Sweden

first_imgGermany are about to face Sweden in a do-or-die game as they were beaten by Mexico in their opening game and they need to win both of the remaining games to advance to the next round.However, José Mourinho claimed that this team is very experienced and despite Sweden having a great team that can cause them problems, the Portuguese believes that the Nationalelf will win and advance to the knockout stage.The Manchester United manager spoke about this game as he said, according to Sport News:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Germany is obviously a very strong, experienced team, that knows better than anyone how to win, how to be competitive.”“Sweden is an interesting team, they are tactically very well organized, I don’t think they have enough talent in attack to create problems for Germany, they will try to set up a game with good, solid defence, but in the end I think Germany will get the three points.”last_img read more

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Gallagher family and Congressman Hunter detail falsehoods in NYT report on case

first_img April 25, 2019 12345678 Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher is still awaiting trial in military court. According to the leaked confidential report obtained by the New York Times, the team members who came forward with the allegations were told that making waves could cost them their careers.KUSI’s Sasha Foo spoke to Congressman Duncan D. Hunter about the article, and everything else surrounding the case. Hunter has been actively working to Free Eddie and has gotten the help of President Trump. Hunter told KUSI he believes President Trump will pardon Gallagher if he is convicted of the charges.KUSI’s full interview with Congressman Hunter can be seen below. Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Mike McKinnon III, Mike McKinnon III Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Posted: April 25, 2019 Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – This week, the New York Times said they obtained a confidential report by Navy Investigators with more details on the case against Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher.Gallagher’s wife posted a photo of the article that showed corrections to the factually incorrect information within it. She posted all 9 pages of the article to her Instagram page, @better_business_babe. The post appears to come from Sean Gallagher, Eddie’s brother, but was posted on Andrea Gallagher’s account since his is private.The caption reads, “#FAKENEWS#FAILINGNYTIMES Our family has reached out to David Phillips of the #FAILING New York Times to question his journalist integrity via email ???? david.philipps@nytimes.comAlso feel free to scroll ➡️the litany of factually incorrect information that Sean highlights in this article‼️“David, In all of the coverage leading up to my brother’s trial, your recent article has been without a doubt the most biased, slanted, and uninformed. I expected more from the New York Times. Your article, based on leaks sent to you in desperation by the prosecution of cherry picked information was meant to harm Eddies chance at trial. Your reporting has done just that – risked poisoning a jury pool and destroying Eddies chance at a fair trial and prove his innocence.  I would demand a retraction, but I know you’ll cower and not acquiesce. As a result I ask you do the right thing and write about our side of the story.Sit down with me, man to man, and record an interview on the misinformation you received. You based your article on quotes that were not fact checked and never cross examined. I’ll allow you to cross examine me and fact check every statement. We have nothing to hide – and it’s only fair you allow us to rebuff the accusations you printed and that were read by millions. •You stated that Eddie declined to comment, which is false – he’s actually forbidden from commenting since the Navy placed a gag order on him – the same gag order that was broken by whoever sent you and the Navy Times salacious interview transcripts. •A responsible journalist, who just printed an A1 article slamming the character and record of a man who served this country selflessly for 20 years, would do the right thing and give him and his family the chance to defend himself. ~ Sean Gallagher @seaniegallagher #FREEEDDIE  #REFUSEFAKENEWS” Show Caption Hide Caption Gallagher family and Congressman Hunter detail falsehoods in NYT report on case against Eddie Gallagher Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics Tags: Eddie Gallagher FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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CTran might decide soon on light rail voting district

first_imgThe C-Tran Board of Directors indicated Tuesday it wants to act sooner than later on a long-awaited decision: Who should vote on this year’s planned election to pay for light rail?The question of who votes — either C-Tran’s entire taxing district or a smaller subdistrict such as Vancouver and its urban growth boundary — now could be resolved as soon as April. That’s sooner than earlier time lines had indicated, and would end months of uncertainty as the agency moves toward a November sales tax election.“It would be good to get some certainty,” said Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart, one of nine C-Tran board members. “It’s time.”This November’s sales tax vote would pay for the operation and maintenance of two new high-capacity transit systems in Vancouver — a proposed bus rapid transit line on the city’s Fourth Plain corridor, and Vancouver’s share of a light rail extension planned as part of the $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing. But C-Tran leaders have wrestled with whether smaller Clark County cities should help foot the bill for running new systems in Vancouver.If C-Tran decides to include its entire district in the vote, the proposed salestax increase would likely be 0.1 percentage point. If it’s Vancouver only, it would likely have to be 0.2 percentage point to collect enough revenue.Stuart initially said Tuesday he’d like to see the matter settled during the board’s next meeting in March, when a discussion on the issue is already planned. But other members said they’d prefer more time to put the question to their respective city councils after that meeting.last_img read more

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Coast Guard rescues 22 Cuban migrants with help from Carnival cruise ship

first_imgNEW ORLEANS (WSVN) – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 22 Cuban migrants from a disabled boat in the Gulf of Mexico with the help of the crew of a Carnival cruise ship.The Coast Guard notified the nearby Carnival Fantasy cruise ship to pick up the migrants from the stranded vessel, Sunday.Officials said the stranded vessel was 130 nautical miles off the Yucatan Peninsula when the cruise ship rescued them.Two of the migrants suffered minor injuries and were treated by the cruise ship’s medical staff, officials said.The migrants will be transferred to Customs and Border Protection agents in Mobile, Ala., Tuesday morning.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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