Police asking for assistance with armed robbery

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – RCMP received a report on July 27, 2019, at approximately 4:40 of a robbery at the convenience store, located at 9607 100th Ave.Two masked thieves were reported to have used weapons to intimidate the store clerk, then fled the area after obtaining a large number of cigarette packages.The police are looking for any witnesses who may have seen the suspects flee the area or who may know who they are. The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident or can assist in locating the suspects, please contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca.last_img read more

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Islamic Feminist Asma Lamrabet Opens up About her Resignation

Rabat – Moroccan biologist, author, and prominent Islamic feminist Asma Lamrabet has broken her silence to speak about the reasons of her resignation from the Mohammadia League of Scholars  “Rabita Mohammadia of Oulemas.”In a press statement shared with Morocco World News, Lamrabet reaffirmed that her resignation is due to her position on inheritance.The author of “Believer and Feminist,” said “I did not want to express myself, from abroad, where I was participating in an academic seminar, on the reasons that led to my resignation” to avoid “any malicious instrumentalization that would disguise my patriotism, my values, and my deep convictions.” Lamrabet has long been focusing more on women’s issues and gender equality in Islam.Defending her stance and opinion regarding equality in inheritance, Lamrabet wrote: “to those who would like to burden me, I would say that my action, as a volunteer in the Rabita, for almost ten years had no other ambition than to serve my country and to promote this third way, that of a peaceful Islam, contextualized and in tune with universal humanist values compatible with our cultural values.”She added that  she has always advocated a progressive reading, reformist and depoliticized to “operate a new approach to the question of women in Islam.”Lamrabet concluded her statement by addressing a message, where she expressed her gratitude to people who show support and solidarity with her, calling people to support the “legitimate rights of women for a Morocco of justice and equality, more than ever.”Lamrabet announced her resignation from her position as director in the Mohammadia League of Scholars on March 18, due to disagreements over equality of inheritance.Born in 1961, Lamrabet is the founder of a working group for women’s issues and intercultural dialogue, and a major contributor to “Third Way” feminism, a movement that questions religious patriarchy and fights sexism in Islam. read more

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Chicagos Cresco Labs to buy Canadian pot firm Origin House for 11B

The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Canadian cannabis branding company Origin House has entered into an agreement to be acquired by U.S. company Cresco Labs Inc. for approximately $1.1 billion.As part of the all-stock deal, Origin House common shareholders will receive 0.8428 subordinate voting shares of Cresco, a cannabis cultivator, processor and retailer headquartered in Chicago, for each share of the Ottawa-based pot firm.The two companies say in a joint release that the deal amounts to approximately $1.1 billion on a fully-diluted basis, or $12.68 per Origin House share based on Cresco’s closing price on March 29.Origin House, previously known as CannaRoyalty, has a portfolio of more than 50 brands in its portfolio including Chong’s Choice and Cheech’s Favourite Stash by cannabis comic Tommy Chong.Origin House’s brands and 130 branded products are distributed to more than 500 dispensaries across California, where recreational cannabis is legal and a key market for U.S. operators.The companies say the resulting combined entity will be one of the largest, vertically integrated multi-state operators south of the border. read more

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Ban gratified at General Assembly endorsement of human rights chief nominee

28 July 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that he was “gratified” that his nomination of South African judge Navanethem Pillay as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights had today been endorsed by the General Assembly. Mr. Ban reiterated his commitment to ensuring that human rights remain high on the agenda of the Organization, in a statement released by his spokesperson. He said that he expected that the new the new High Commissioner would preserve the independence of her Office, and maintain effective working relations with the General Assembly, the Human Rights Council and the human rights community in general.Ms. Pillay will succeed Louise Arbour of Canada, who completed her five-year term on 30 June.Since 2003, Ms. Pillay has served as a judge on the International Criminal Court (ICC), based in The Hague in the Netherlands. Prior to that, she served – as both Judge and President – on the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), which she joined in 1995.The Secretary-General said that he was determined to give Ms. Pillay his full support, including with increased financial and human resources, as approved by the General Assembly. read more

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Head of UN postal agency urges industry to go green

9 October 2009Delivering some 430 billion letters and 6 billion parcels worldwide each year, the vast network of post offices – employing nearly 6 million people – must urgently rethink the way it does business to reduce its carbon footprint and change its patterns of energy consumption, the head of the United Nations postal agency said today. “Operating over 600,000 postal establishments and as many vehicles makes it is a significant producer of greenhouse gas,” said Universal Postal Union (UPU) Director General Edouard Dayan in a message for World Post Day, celebrated annually on 9 October, the day the UPU was founded in 1874.“The world postal sector cannot stand aside and do nothing,” stressed Mr. Dayan. “Like other organizations, we must look seriously at ways of becoming climate neutral.” The UPU has launched an initiative to measure the industry’s carbon footprint to be presented at the high-level UN climate change conference at the end of the year in Copenhagen aimed at finalizing a deal on global greenhouse gas emissions to take effect when the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012. After presenting its findings, UPU hopes to propose industry-wide measures for reducing the postal service’s carbon footprint. “On World Post Day 2009, I call on all members of the postal family to think more carefully about the environmental impact of our activities,” said Mr. Dayan. “In this time of financial and economic crisis, sound management of environmental issues can be a significant driving force for growth.”Mr. Dayan said that in taking up the challenge of “green” growth, businesses can modify their logistics chain processes, improve their efficiency, plan long-term energy-saving measures, develop new products and services that are less harmful to the environment – and therefore more attractive to customers – and project a responsible image.“We urge you to go further by firmly committing to the UN’s ‘Let’s Seal the Deal’ campaign,” he said, referring to the online scheme attempting to harness the support of individuals, businesses, community groups and other organizations for the signing of a new international treaty in Copenhagen. “The UPU will not fail to make the voice of the postal sector heard at this conference; make your voice heard too by signing the online petition – and take every opportunity to urge your staff and customers to do the same.”At a ceremony at UPU Headquarters in Berne, Switzerland, marking both World Post Day and the centenary of the agency’s landmark monument – depicted on its emblem – commemorative stamps were unveiled portraying the sculpture and its creator, René de Saint-Marceaux. read more

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Andy Murray Beats Milos Raonic in Wimbledon Final

Canada’s Milos Raonic fell to Andy Murray in three straight sets but those numbers don’t tell the full story.  Raonic’s serve was only broken once, in the first set which he lost 6 to 4.  The next two sets went to tie-breakers which Murray won 7-6 and 7-6.  Raonic is the first Canadian to reach the men’s final in a grand slam tournament and proved to the world that his game is much stronger than his powerful serve which reached 140 miles an hour.  After the match Raonic admitted the  loss “stings” but he vowed to return to Wimbledon’s centre court. read more

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Annan regrets death of Nobel Peace Laureate and disarmament advocate Joseph Rotblat

“The Secretary-General was saddened to learn of the death of Joseph Rotblat, the scientist, veteran disarmament campaigner and Nobel Peace Laureate,” Mr. Annan said through his Spokesman.“In a long life, Mr. Rotblat went from working on the nuclear bomb to founding the Pugwash conference, and continued for the rest of his days to champion the principle of scientists taking responsibility for their inventions. He leaves a legacy of inspiration and courage to his many friends and colleagues around the world,” he said.Mr. Rotblat, born in Poland in 1908, was living in Britain when he won the Nobel Peace Prize. He was one of 11 scientists who founded the Pugwash Conferences, based on a 1955 manifesto put out by British philosopher Bertrand Russell and American scientist Albert Einstein, and he became the institution’s major figure. read more

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UN will not give up trying to restore peace to your country

UNRWA distributing humanitarian aid at Yarmouk camp, Damascus, Syria, (February 2014). Photo: UNRWA In Homs, Syria, smoke drifts into the sky from buildings and houses hit by shelling (June 2012). Photo: UNSMIS UN vehicles lead the evacuation from the Old City of Homs, Syria, during a three-day “humanitarian pause” in early February 2014. Photo: Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC)/B. AlHafez A building severely damaged by an airstrike in Aleppo City, Syria (April 2013). Photo: OCHA/Gemma Connell Syrian children shelter in the doorway of a house, amid gunfire and shelling, in a city affected by the conflict. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0218/Alessio Romenzi Spotlighting the worsening of the already horrifying war in Syria, “which continues to bleed beyond its borders,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today delivered a strong rebuke to the world’s indifference to the bloodshed and rejected the notion that a military solution is the only way to end it, offering instead a “principled and integrated” approach that would end the violence, jumpstart political talks and sow the seeds for a better future for the Syrian people.“We must act. All the values for which we stand, and all the reasons for which the United Nation exist are at stake, here and now, across the devastated landscape that is Syria today,” declared Mr. Ban in an impassioned address to the Asia Society, urging the international community not to abandon the people of Syria and the region to “never-ending waves of cruelty and crisis.”Expressing disappointment at the “cold calculation that seems to be taking hold” – that little can be done except to arm the parties and watch the conflict rage, the UN chief painted a grim picture of what such indifference and cynicism has wrought since the conflict broke out in 2011, noting that the death toll may now be well over 150,000 – the UN had stopped releasing figures because it became “impossible to count all the bodies” – half the country’s population has been displaced and the makeshift prisons continue to swell with detainees.“It did not have to be this way,” said the UN chief, recalling that three years ago, when thousands of Syrian civilians began peaceful protests – calling not for regime change, but reform – they had been carrying banners, not weapons. But the Government’s response had been “merciless” as snipers and tanks fired indiscriminately into the crowds. Appeals to President Bashar Al Assad fell on deaf ears. Eventually, Mr. Ban continued, the protestors took up arms. “Syrians turned against each other. Regional powers became involved. Radical groups gained a foothold. Syria today is increasingly a failed State.” And while the UN has tried hard to address the conflict’s deep roots and devastating impact, its work helping to save lives and reduce suffering, “our fundamental objective ¬– an end to the conflict – remains unmet,” he said, underscoring that divisions within Syria, the region and the international community, and continued arms flows, continue to fuel the conflict. “These bleak prospects have darkened further with the flare-up of violence and sectarian tensions in Iraq. Suddenly, the cohesion and integrity of two major countries, not just one, is in question,” said the Secretary-General, stressing that against such a backdrop the time is “long past” for the international community, in particular the Security Council, to uphold its responsibilities. In that spirit, the UN chief set out a six-point strategy, which, he said, could “chart a principled and integrated way forward to international action,” with the immediate priority of ending the violence. Noting the authorities’ indiscriminate use of barrel bombs, mortar attacks by opposition forces and terrorist tactics by extremists, he said, “Governments that hope to regain legitimacy do not massacre their own people.” The Secretary-General went on to say that it is essential to stem the flow of arms pouring into the country. “It is irresponsible for foreign powers and groups to give continued military support to parties in Syria that are committing atrocities and flagrantly violating fundamental principles of human rights and international law.” A man flees with all of his belongings from Salah Eddin neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria (April 2013). Photo: OCHA/Gemma Connell ‹ ›He also urged the Security Council to impose an arms embargo. If divisions in the Council continue to prevent such a step, he urged countries to do so individually. Syria’s neighbours should enforce a firm prohibition on the use of their land borders and airspace for arms flows and smuggling into Syria.“I recognize that an embargo would risk freezing an imbalance in place, given the extent of the Government’s weaponry. But the Syrian war cannot be won militarily. The sides will have to sit across from each other again at the negotiating table. The only question is how many more people must die before they get there.”Calling next for scaled up efforts to ease the humanitarian suffering and protect human rights and dignity, the Secretary-General said barely a third of the funding needed to address the deepening crisis had been provided. Additional Member States must step forward. He also called on the Syrian Government end siege warfare on civilian areas and for both the Government and the armed opposition to immediately release individuals that have been detained arbitrarily. “We desperately needs new efforts to start a serious political process for a new Syria, said Mr. Ban, moving on to his third point. The 2012 Geneva Communique had set out a clear roadmap for a democratic transition and remains the basis for any peaceful settlement. “However, the warring parties systematically blocked the tireless efforts of two of the world’s leading diplomats, Kofi Annan and Lakhdar Brahimi. Diplomacy seems to have stopped in its tracks,” said the Secretary-General, adding that the Syrian presidential election earlier this month was a further blow to the political process.“The election did not meet even minimal standards for credible voting, and has created a fact that runs counter to the Geneva agreement,” he said, explaining that he will soon name a new Special Envoy. That person will have a mandate to pursue a political solution – but will not be able to wave a magic wand. “Much painstaking effort and cooperation will be needed,” he said. No one is winning; no one can win. Even if one side were to prevail in the short term, the devastating toll will have sown the seeds of future conflict.Mr. Ban went on to set out his fourth and fifth points – completing the destruction of chemical weapons and ensuring accountability for serious crimes, saying: “I ask those Member States standing in the way of [referral of the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC)] to consider the message this sends about their commitment to accountability,” noting the recent failure of the Security Council to adopt a resolution on the matter. With his final point, he called on the international community to address the regional dimensions of the conflict, including the extremist threat. While Syria’s neighbours were showing “remarkable resilience and generosity” in hosting the massive influx of refugees, he said that the already heightened economic, social and political strains in recipient countries could intensify. “The conflict has created fertile ground for radical armed groups from within and outside Syria, including Hizbollah and those affiliated with or inspired by Al Qaida and other extremist groups. Foreign fighters are in action on both sides,” he said, which has increased the level of the violence and exacerbated sectarian divisions.Further, the Syrian Government has demonized the opposition as terrorists, but many of the armed opposition groups want to be a part of a political solution, said Mr. Ban, emphasizing: “Whatever the differences on the country’s political future, the world must come together to eliminate funding and other support for organizations designated as terrorist groups by the Security Council, including Jatÿhatal-Ntisra and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.”He noted that the Syrian conflict has now spread visibly and devastatingly to Iraq, with flows of arms and fighters across a porous border. “Here, too, while responding to a very real danger, one must also guard against a narrative that fails to see the legitimate grievances of all the country’s people, and pursues a sectarian agenda,” he said.Explaining that the Sunni extremists of [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] ISIS are trying to show that the Government in Baghdad, Iran and the United States are working together to support atrocities against Sunnis in order to inflame their supports, the Secretary-General stressed that it is essential that the Government of Iraq and its supporters do everything possible to avoid falling into this trap.“The ISIS is a threat to all communities in Iraq; all should now work together. Moderate Sunnis should make it clear that they are against terrorism. Kurds should not be seen as disengaging or benefitting from the ongoing chaos. And Shias should agree that the army is a national institution. Sectarian warfare is a disaster for all,” he declared.Concluding his statement, the Secretary-General said, those six elements “can point the way forward – provided there is strong backing by the warring parties and all those with influence over them.”He said that for the moment, the greatest obstacle to ending the Syria war is the notion that it can be won militarily. “I reject the current narrative that the Government of Syria is ‘winning.’ Conquering territory through aerial bombardments into densely populated civilian neighbourhoods is not a victory. Starving besieged communities into surrender is not a victory,” he said.“No one is winning; no one can win. Even if one side were to prevail in the short term, the devastating toll will have sown the seeds of future conflict,” said the Secretary-General. “To the Syrian people, I say: the United Nations will not give up in trying to help you restore peace in your country. To the Member States of the United Nations, my appeal is this: you must put your differences aside, uphold your responsibilities and work with the United Nations to end to this tragedy.” read more

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Standard Lithium engages WorleyParsons Advisian for LANXESS PEA

first_imgStandard Lithium has engaged Advisian, the consulting arm of WorleyParsons Canada Services, to carry out a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) on its flagship LANXESS project in the south-central region of Arkansas, the US.The AACE Class 5 PEA on the 150,000-acre (60,703-ha) lithium brine project will be established using a baseline production of around 20,000 t/y of lithium carbonate equivalent. It is expected to be completed towards the end of the June quarter.Dr Andy Robinson, Standard Lithium President and COO, said: “Myself and the Standard Lithium team are very familiar with the high level of quality and technical rigour that Advisian will bring to this PEA. Their deep experience in the lithium brine processing and crystallisation world, combined with a long track record of working in the US Gulk Coast region, is ideal for evaluating Standard Lithium’s unique and advanced lithium brine project in southern Arkansas.”Advisian and WorleyParsons have carried out many lithium studies for brine and produced-water projects in North and South America for a range of operating and development-stage clients, according to Standard Lithium.Standard Lithium’s patent-pending rapid lithium extraction process has the potential to reduce the recovery time of extracting lithium from brine from the current industry method that takes years to as little as several hours, according to the company.“The process may also prove to be much more environmentally-friendly with a significantly smaller footprint than the conventional processes,” Standard Lithium said.The company has a signed agreement to locate a demonstration-scale plant in Southern Arkansas, in 2019, with a processing approach that has not yet been used to extract and process lithium from brines at a commercial scale anywhere globally.last_img read more

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WHRL goes further – Romanians want to play from the next season

Hypo, Krim Ljubljana and Podravka left project of Women’s Handball Regional League, but in the area of former Yugoslavia still exist enough teams to form solid competition for the upcoming season. Eight teams from three countries (Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia) were drawn in Jagodina, one of the new teams, vice-champion of Serbia.– I don’t feel happy because the teams from Slovenia and Croatia left the competition, but there is an interest from Romania, that their teams strength League from the next season. Three national champions will play in League this year and for my Radnicki Beograd is very important to be among the best – said Svetlana Ceca Kitic, the best female handball player in the History by IHF, president of legendary team from 80’s, Radnicki Beograd.Third season of WHRL will start on 10th of September. WHRL members are: Buducnost Podgorica and Biseri Pljevlja (Montenegro), Metalurg Skopje and Zito Prilep (Macedonia), Zajecar, Jagodina, Knjaz Milos and Radnicki Beograd (Serbia). Svetlana Ceca KiticWHRL ← Previous Story Crvena zvezda presented seven newcomers Next Story → Gro Hammerseng is pregnant read more

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Maladie rare et maladie orpheline de quoi sagitil

first_imgMaladie rare et maladie orpheline : de quoi s’agit-il ?Aujourd’hui, 28 février, se tient la Journée mondiale des maladies rares. Actuellement, 3 à 4 millions de Français seraient touchés par de telles pathologies qui n’ont pour la plupart, aucun traitement efficace.Selon la définition européenne, les maladies rares sont des pathologies, qui comme leur nom l’indique, présentent une prévalence faible. Elle ne concerne ainsi généralement pas plus d’un individu sur 2.000. Actuellement, on estime qu’il en existe entre 6.000 et 8.000 avec une prévalence combinée d’environ 1 sur 20. Toutefois, si l’on regroupe toutes les maladies de ce type, ce sont quelque 3 millions de Français qui en souffrent et entre 27 et 36 millions d’Européens. Dans la majorité des cas, ces pathologies sont sévères, chroniques et handicapantes pour ceux qui sont atteints. Elles engagent également souvent leur pronostic vital. Dans plus de la moitié des cas, les maladies rares se développent d’ailleurs dès l’enfance (deux fois sur trois avant l’âge de deux ans) et peuvent ainsi rapidement causer la mort. Aujourd’hui, on estime que celles-ci sont responsables de plus de 30% de la mortalité infantile. Mais outre cela, elles peuvent également être sources de douleurs chroniques et de l’apparition de déficit moteur, sensoriel ou intellectuel. Elles causent alors des incapacités pouvant grandement réduire l’autonomie des malades.Des maladies rares souvent d’origine génétique Du fait de leur rareté, ces maladies sont souvent méconnues, peu étudiées et ne bénéficient pas de traitement efficace. On parle dans ces cas là, de “maladie orpheline”. A ce jour, la majorité des maladies rares restent des maladies orphelines et les traitements mis au point ne peuvent que soulager les symptômes des patients, sans s’attaquer réellement à la pathologie. Ces pathologies constituent donc un véritable enjeu de santé publique mais la recherche peinent encore s’intéresser à certaines d’entre elles du fait du peu de personnes qu’elles affectent.Néanmoins, il faut préciser que l’origine de ces maladies ne facilitent pas vraiment la tâche aux chercheurs. Dans 80 à 85% des cas, celles-ci sont d’origine génétique, avec un seul (monogénique) ou plusieurs (polygénique) gènes en cause. Pour l’heure, le ou les gène(s) responsable(s) ont été identifiés pour environ 3.000 d’entre elles, soit la moitié voire moins. Mais une fois, les coupables identifiés restent encore à comprendre leur fonction et les mécanismes liées à la maladie. Or, sur ces 3.000 pathologies, seule une minorité ont pu être mieux comprises par les scientifiques. Des maladies mieux diagnostiqués À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?Autant d’éléments qui compliquent encore davantage la mise en place d’essais thérapeutiques et le développement de traitement efficace. En revanche, des années de recherche ont permis pour la majorité d’entre elles de créer des outils de diagnostic efficaces. Parmi les maladies rares les plus connues, on peut citer la mucoviscidose, le Xeroderma pigmentosum ou maladie des enfants de la lune (qui les empêchent de recevoir la lumière du jour), la maladie des os de verre, la maladie de Crohn, la maladie de Huntington ou encore la myopathie de Duchenne.Le 28 février 2013 à 12:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Japans Hayabusa2 Will Drop an Explosive on Asteroid Ryugu

first_imgStay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System Japan’s space agency said on Monday that its Hayabusa-2 spacecraft, which landed on the asteroid Ryugu in February, will drop an explosive on the asteroid to make a crater and collect underground samples for possible clues to the origin of the solar system.The spacecraft had previously fired a “bullet” on the asteroid and collected surface fragments.The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said Hayabusa-2 will drop an impactor, called a Small Carry-on Impactor, the size of a baseball weighing 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) on the asteroid on April 5, the Associated Press reported.The resulting crater will help the spacecraft collect samples from deeper underground that have not been exposed to the sun or space rays.One small hand of mankind has reached for a new, little “star.”HAYABUSA2 Touch down moviehttps://t.co/JxvLGiiZ3s pic.twitter.com/snKujtOqGK— HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) March 5, 2019“It will be very challenging,”JAXA project engineer Takanao Saeki said of the mission, which will require the spacecraft to move quickly to the other side of the asteroid so it won’t get hit by flying shards from the blast.While moving away from the blast, however, Hayabusa-2 plans to leave a camera to capture the outcome, according to AP. The spacecraft will then return to the area above the crater for observations.Hayabusa-2 is expected to drop a cone-shaped piece of equipment containing explosives that will blast off a copper plate on its bottom. That will turn into a ball and slam into the asteroid at 1.2 miles per second.UTokyo researchers use the #Hayabusa2 spacecraft to explore asteroid #Ryugu. See what they’ve discovered and what it may imply about the origins of life on Earth.#JAXA #space #asteroid #lifehttps://t.co/OsruiOAx5P pic.twitter.com/bmrYPwvM2j— UTokyo | 東京大学 (@UTokyo_News_en) March 19, 2019According to JAXA, the blast is expected to create a crater of up to 32 feet in diameter with a depth of 3.3 feet, if the underground structure turns out to be soft. A crater created on a harder, rock-like structure would be smaller.If the mission is successful, it would mark the first time a spacecraft took materials from underground, JAXA researcher Takashi Kubota said.In 2005, NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft released an 820-pound probe that smashed into Comet Tempel 1, creating a crater about 500 feet wide and marking the first attempt to peer beneath the surface of a comet. NASA observed the fragments but did not collect them.NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft, however, is currently surveying another asteroid known as Bennu, and it too will collect samples and return them to Earth in 2023. Bennu is smaller than Ryugu, about 500 yards wide.NASA and Japanese scientists plan to exchange samples of the two asteroids to compare the similarities and differences.More on Geek.com:Japan’s Hayabusa-2 Spacecraft ‘Fires a Bullet’ Into Asteroid RyuguHayabusa-2’s New Asteroid Photo Shows Dark Touchdown MarksToyota Unveils Lunar Rover Concept as Japan Plans Moon Missionlast_img read more

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Heres Everything Coming to Hulu in August 2019

first_img August is going to be a good month for Trekkies with a Hulu subscription. The original Star Trek movies  — from Star Trek: The Motion Picture to Star Trek: Nemesis — are all hitting the streaming service starting August 1. Horror fans, in the meantime, can have their fill with all the Final Destination movies, a back-to-school-themed installment of Into the Dark, or with Rosemary’s Baby, the 1968 movie that reinvented the modern horror genre.In the originals front, Hulu has a slate of must-see documentaries, including The Amazing Johnathan, which follows the bizarre, final tour of a magician diagnosed with terminal cancer; and Jawline, the Sundance Award-winning feature about 16-year-old social media star Austyn Tester.Below is everything coming to Hulu in August 2019. If you’re not a subscriber yet, start your free trial here.August 1Heartland (Season 11)Pure (Season 2)Unikitty (Season 1B)A Viking Saga: The Darkest Day Alien vs. Predator American Heart Baby Boom Big Fish The Brady Bunch Movie A Very Brady Sequel Bulletproof Monk Cats & Dogs Chinese Box The Color Purple Confessions of a Dangerous Mind The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course The Cutting Edge The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold Dances with Wolves Das Boot Double Impact Down in the Delta Drumline Eight Men Out The Fifth Element Final Destination Final Destination 2 Final Destination 3 The Final Destination Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) Furry Vengeance Good Advice Hackers The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) Idiocracy Indecent Proposal Ingenious Jeepers Creepers 2 John Grisham’s The Rainmaker Kama Sutra Man on a Ledge Marley and Me: The Puppy Years Meet the Parents Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium My Bloody Valentine The Pink Panther The Pink Panther 2 Rat Race Repentance Robin Hood: Men in Tights Rosemary’s Baby Rushmore Seven Shivers Snake Eyes Spider-Man 3 Star Trek: The Motion Picture Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Star Trek VIII: First Contact Star Trek IX: Insurrection Star Trek: Nemesis Stargate Step Up The Terminator The Transporter Throw Momma from the Train Tracker Urban Cowboy White Men Can’t Jump Zookeeper A Boy. 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SPOILERS 120 WWE Main Event taping results in Austin

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 8/15 Impact TV tapings in Mexico City to air on Pursuit and Twitch Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns WhatsApp Twitter The following was taped on Tuesday night in Austin, Texas.Wrestleview.com reader Calvy sent these results in.Dark match:* Sin Cara def. Fandango.1/20 WWE Main Event tapings:* Kofi Kingston def. Tyson Kidd.* The Miz & Damien Mizdow def. Los Matadores.* Natalya def. Summer Rae.* Bray Wyatt def. Jack Swagger.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 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 CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Movie Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next The Miz Now Playing Up Next Triple H SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch center_img Facebook Google+ Videos Articles Videos Articles Videos Articles Pinterest Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughter Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Child Xavier Woods SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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John Q Griffin Out At Time Inc

first_imgIt was only a matter of time. John Q. Griffin, the former National Geographic president who joined Time Inc. back in December as president of the new Time Inc. News Group, is leaving the company. He becomes the latest executive hired during Jack Griffin’s five-month stint as Time Inc. CEO to depart since Griffin (no relation) was let go in February. Kim Kelleher, who was previously promoted to publisher of TIME, now takes over as worldwide publisher while Richard Evans, president of Time & Fortune International, will report to Kelleher. Randall Rothenberg, the former IAB CEO who Jack Griffin hired last December into the new Time Inc. position of chief digital officer, went back to IAB in February. Griffin [pictured] spent nine years at National Geographic before announcing his retirement last October (he also stepped down as chairman of MPA that month as well).last_img read more

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Police seize lorry earthmover used for illegal sand mining in

first_imgMakthal: The Makthal police have seized an earthmover and a lorry from a group of people who were illegally mining sand at Dasarpally village of Makthal mandal in Narayanpet district on Friday. According to Makthal Sub-Inspector Ashok, some people were mining sand from a rivulet in Dasarpally village. On receiving a tip-off, the police formed a team and raided the area. As soon as the police visited the spot, the persons who were involved in the illegal mining fled from the spot. The police seized a lorry and an earthmover and booked a case against the culprits. Further investigation is underway.last_img read more

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Gold silver prices fall in India on low demand global cues

first_imgGold prices in India dropped for the second consecutive day on Saturday, as did silver. The fall was due to lacklustre demand from jewellers and the overall declining trend in the prices of the yellow metal, reported Press Trust of India. Gold prices fell Rs. 225 down to Rs. 29,575 per 10 gm and silver declined Rs.150 to Rs. 40,200 per kg in the Delhi bullion market, reported the agency. The yellow metal had spurted by Rs. 400 on Thursday to reach a high of Rs. 29,900 per 10 gm before setting off on a losing trend.Despite the fall over the past two days, gold delivered a return of 17.36 percent and silver 21.17 percent based on their closing prices on Jan. 1 and April 22.Meanwhile, the Indian government announced on Friday the formation of a panel to look into problems faced by jewellers over the imposition of the 1 percent excise duty. The panel will be headed by Ashok Lahiri, former chief economic advisor.Other members of the panel include Rohan Shah, legal expert; Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, joint secretary in the department of commerce; Alok Shukla, joint secretary, tax research unit, CBEC and trade representatives.”The Committee shall consider all issues related to compliance procedure for excise duty, records to be maintained, operating procedures and all other relevant issues,” the Indian finance ministry said in a statement.The re-introduction of the excise duty had led to jewellers going on a 19-day strike that was called off on March 19 following assurances by the government.The strike led to a sharp fall of 80 percent in gold imports to $972.96 million on an year-on-year basis in March.last_img read more

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Trump threatens US government shutdown

first_imgUS president Donald Trump (2R) argues about border security with senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (R) and house minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as vice president Mike Pence sits nearby in the Oval Office on 11 December, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPAn angry Donald Trump told Democratic leaders at the White House on Tuesday that he will shut down the US government because they refuse to approve billions of dollars in funding for his controversial Mexico border wall. The president and top opposition congressional leaders had been meant to hold a reassuring Oval Office photo-op. Instead, their blazing row in front of the world’s media gave a preview of the stormy future facing Trump as legal scandals mount and his Republican party gives up its once total control of Congress.Chuck Schumer, the senior Democrat in the still Republican-dominated Senate, and Nancy Pelosi, who is likely to become speaker in the newly Democrat-controlled House of Representatives in January, bluntly told Trump that he had no chance of getting the $5 billion he wants for the wall.Exasperated, Trump doubled down on earlier threats to retaliate by refusing to sign a federal spending bill required by 21 December to avoid leaving swaths of the government without funding.”Yes, if we don’t get what we want one way or the other…, I will shut down the government,” he said. “I am proud to shut down the government for border security.”Schumer objected, while Pelosi suggested that the debate shouldn’t take place in front of journalists.But Trump, whose US-Mexico wall idea was at the center of his surprise 2016 election victory, could not control his irritation.Taking out two memo cards, he read off figures that he said showed a near end to illegal immigration at portions of the border already featuring high fences.”It’s been very effective,” he said.Pelosi parried that the statistics were incorrect.”What the president is representing (with) his cards over there, are not facts. We have to have an evidence-based conversation about what does work and what money has been spent and how effective it is,” Pelosi said.Outside the White House afterwards, Schumer was even more scathing about Trump.”This temper tantrum that he seems to throw will not get him his wall and it will hurt a lot of people,” he said.Pelosi was quoted by US media as telling fellow Democrats in Congress that Trump’s wall push was “like a manhood thing for him, as if manhood could ever be associated with him.”But Trump later played down the scene, saying the meeting had been “very friendly” and that he “respects them both.”- First to blink? -Tweeting ahead of the White House meeting, Trump claimed that the wall was needed to prevent “large scale crime and disease” brought by illegal immigrants.The issue is popular with his political base, which wants radically tighter controls at the southern border, a magnet for impoverished Central Americans fleeing gang violence and seeking work in the United States.Opponents say the wall is not only a waste of money but has been used by the president to whip up xenophobia.Trump, who leads chants of “build the wall” at campaign rallies, has been frustrated in the first two years of his administration. Now, as the government funding deadline approaches, both sides will have to decide whether to blink.After the meeting with Pelosi and Schumer, Trump insisted that he’d hold firm.”I don’t mind owning that issue,” he said. “If we have to close down the country over border security I actually like that.”Trump said earlier Tuesday that he could even order the military to do the work if Congress refused to fund construction — although it was not clear that he had the authority.Washington has been paralysed by political gridlock for most of Trump’s two years in office and the partisan divide is set to intensify in January when Democrats take over the House majority.The power shift comes as Trump faces ever-growing peril from criminal investigations, with talk growing of possible impeachment proceedings against the president.last_img read more

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Mass Shootings Widespread Death White Hatred Permeate America

first_imgBy Rhodesia Muhammad and Bryan 3X Crawford, Contributing Writers@TheFinalCall“Ya basta!” Estela Reyes-Lopez pleaded, which means “enough” in English.“Twenty lives were taken from us because of some young man filled with so much hate, so much ignorance, so much hostility toward people he doesn’t even know,” said Ms. Lopez, the media and public information officer for Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, the center for faith and family health, a non-profit social justice organization based in El Paso.It was a hail of bullets that sent families who were back to school shopping, screaming and running for their lives, when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, around 10 a.m. Aug. 3, killing at least 22 people and wounding more than two dozen.According to authorities, Patrick Crusius, the 21-year-old White male identified as the shooter, drove nearly 10 hours from his hometown of Allen, Texas, about 30 miles north of Dallas, to carry out an act of domestic terrorism and a hate crime against the Hispanic community. Mr. Crusius surrendered to police shortly after his reign of terror, leaving many baffled as to why he didn’t take his own life like many mass shooting suspects.A manifesto apparently posted on social media by Mr. Crusius outlined his intentions and his racist and anti-immigration views, said authorities. Perhaps he surrendered that he wanted to be heard.It was a hail of bullets that sent families who were back to school shopping, screaming and running for their lives, when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, around 10 a.m. Aug. 3, killing at least 22 people and wounding more than two dozen. An American flag dons a memorial for the shooting victims in El Paso, Texas. (Photo: MGN Online)Just 12 hours later, another gunman opened fire in a crowded bar in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday morning, on Aug. 4. Connor Betts, 24, killed nine people, including his own 22-year-old sister, in less than a minute, authorities reported. Thirty-one other people were reported injured. The suspect was eventually shot and killed by police. Authorities are saying the two shootings are not linked.During an Aug. 5 press conference, President Trump said the nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and White supremacy. “These sinister ideologies must be defeated,” he added. “Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart and devours the soul.”Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the shootings were clearly, at least in part, a result of Mr. Trump’s divisive, racist rhetoric and condemned the president’s proposed legislative fix for strong background checks for gun users and tougher immigration laws. Many questioned why Mr. Trump connected the two issues, especially since the shooting suspects are U.S. citizens.Many social media users’ disdain for the U.S. government, including the president for hesitancy and refusal to call these mass shootings what they really are hate crimes and domestic terror.Patrick Crusius, the 21-year-old White male identified as the shooter, drove nearly 10 hours from his hometown of Allen, Texas, about 30 miles north of Dallas.Student Minister Abel Muhammad, Latino representative of the Nation of Islam, said, “President Trump’s rhetoric has emboldened and lit fire to many extremist groups. There is a hesitancy and a slowness in labeling this in what seems to be apparent to every one of us. So many of our Black and Brown brothers and sisters are being killed for far less. Yet, somehow these extremists who take the life of our people somehow always makes it safely to be arrested without incidence. But our people unarmed can’t seem to make it out of a traffic stop.”“It’s absolutely a sign of the times as the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has been warning the American people for years now, that the injustices within the country create an imbalance and if not addressed the results of ignoring and not trying to create a remedy would be acted out in acts of violence. We see that coming into existence more and more as the times are getting darker,” Student Minister Muhammad said.“After a tragedy like this, there is a time to be sad and there’s a time to mourn. But this situation that we are living right now in our community, this has been building for a long time,” said Ms. Reyes-Lopez, who shops at that same El Paso Walmart with her family. “These clouds have been circling. This thunder has been building and this lightening have struck. And we’re very angry about it. Many of the people I’ve spoken to in the last 24 hours have told me, friends, activists, people that have had their feet on the ground for a long time, said, we are talking about voting, we’re talking about legislation, and gun control.”These mass shootings are happening more often. On February 14, 2018, 17 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Florida. On May 18, 2018, 10 people were killed at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas. On November 5, 2017, 25 people were killed at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. On October 1, 2017, 58 people were killed when a mass shooter opened fire from a hotel room at the Harvest Music Festival, at a Las Vegas strip in Nevada. On June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.Connor Betts, 24, killed nine people, including his own 22-year-old sister, in less than a minute, authorities reported.On June 17, 2015, 9 people were killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.Dr. Abdul Haleem Muhammad, southwest regional student minister of the Nation of Islam in Houston said, God loved us so much, he set up a military structure and security apparatus for his servants, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Farrakhan, and the Nation of Islam in anticipation of the current dark days. “If we love our people as much as Allah (God) loves us, we will be found teaching and training our people to make our neighborhoods and institutions safe places to live, work, play, learn, and pray. Offering thoughts and prayers or finger pointing is not sufficient today,” Dr. Haleem Muhammad stressed. “Love is a verb. We must show and prove the unequaled wisdom Allah has taught us through his Christ and Messiah.”Student Minister Abel Muhammad agreed that this is not the time for finger pointing. “This is what has angered me, the response has been politicized, where Democrats are pointing at Republicans now trying to win the Latino votes by saying, ‘oh look what they’ve done, they’ve allowed this to happen because of their gun laws’ when for eight years the Democrats had charge of the Congress and the presidential office and they were not able to fix anything in terms of immigration or in terms of those things which ill-affect our people.”Dee Woo, operations manager of KTEP FM, El Paso, a public radio station, commended the residents of El Paso for being a strong community that bands together in times of need. She believes parents are the root of the hatred that leads to mass shootings. “Parents need to stop teaching racism and hatred at home. And, they need to address it with their children as early as two and three years old, because as we’ve seen, children will play with other children because they want to play with other children and for no other reason but to have fun. And it doesn’t matter who it is or the color of their skin. So, stop teaching the children racism and prejudice and instead start teaching them universal love, which is respect for one another and being able to help one another,” she told The Final Call.Others say separation is the only solution. That there are already two Americas, one White and one non-White.Jay Hernandez, a resident of El Paso, noted, “Some in the Latino community in El Paso may have been injured but didn’t seek treatment because of their lack of citizenship and I think that’s hurtful and disgraceful. This is America, yet we don’t have the freedom to shop for school supplies for our children.”“I think it’s a wakeup call,” added Student Minister Abel Muhammad. “I hope ultimately, the only good that can come of this is that perhaps our people will awaken to the fact that these people do not see us as their brothers, they do not see us as their equals. They have no desire for truth, or fairness, or equity or justice with us if they’re not in a position of superiority, not based on truth or goodness, but simply on their Whiteness and we as subordinate and subservient to them. They don’t even want us alive in their presence. Hopefully, as harsh as that may be, I think it’s waking up people to understand and to look at what is it that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan are offering, which is the best and only solution, separation from these people.”There has been an average of one mass shooting every 12 days in 2019, with the total so far being 18.All told, as many as 102 people have been killed this year in mass shootings, with many of them being committed by White men; all of whom adhere to and embrace the ideology of White nationalism.Compounding the issue is the reluctance to paint these men as what they are: domestic terrorists.The emergence of Donald Trump on the political scene in America has brought feelings of White pride mixed with concern about Whites acting out in public spaces every day. Videos capture White men and women berating, harassing, insulting and even calling the police on Blacks and other non-White people. Social media is flooded with clips showing the differences in the way law enforcement treats White perpetrators of crime, versus treatment of non-White people who don’t have to be committing a crime to be forcibly attacked—or even killed at the hands of police officers.All of this could, and should, be very easily categorized as acts of terrorism. But in a society where the thought appears to be only Muslims can be terrorists, White domestic terrorism gets softened to “mental illness.”“No one is safe. And the days of thinking something like this can never happen to me are pretty much over,” political commentator and activist Mark Thompson, told The Final Call. “[White people’s] fear of genetic annihilation, as Dr. Frances Cress Welsing described it, is enabled by Donald Trump. He can dismiss these mass shootings as mental illness. But White supremacy is a mental illness. To believe that you are a superior race that is supposed to be separate and distinct above every other race, is a form of mental illness.”“In America, the dangerous are seen as endangered,” Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, wrote in an op-ed for The Atlantic. “Leaders treat white-nationalist terror, not as a broad social ill, but as a fringe problem that will become extinct on its own. To portray white terrorism as an outlier is to ignore America’s entire racial history, not to mention its present.”Technology and media are part of the phenomenon with White terrorists able to amplify their views through mainstream and social media. And on these platforms, the idea that only Black and Brown people are dangerous can spread like wildfire.An FBI bulletin disseminated through the agency’s office in Phoenix, Arizona, found conspiracy theories, like people from South America are invading the United States, can contribute to domestic terrorist threats.“The FBI assesses these conspiracy theories very likely will emerge, spread, and evolve in the modern information marketplace, occasionally driving both groups and individual extremists to carry out criminal or violent acts,” the memo read in part.“White folks are upholding a slavery amendment—the 2nd Amendment—that was meant to use violence to keep Black and Brown folks in check. But the 2nd Amendment is now being used in the killing of White folks themselves,” Mr. Thompson explained, adding, “Firearms are an instrument of White supremacy and the enforcement of racist oppression.”In May, testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee, officials from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, that there are more than 850 open cases of domestic terrorism in the United States; 40 percent of them have involved racially motivated violence. However, there is no law on the books in America against domestic terrorism. Perpetrators of these crimes, who are labeled as homegrown terrorists, are often prosecuted using other statutes. This makes it extremely difficult to even prosecute someone as a domestic terrorist in this country.Thus, charges can be left to the whims of prosecutors dealing with those who commit acts of extreme violence.After the most recent tragedies, the possibility of making mass shootings, which authorities describe as shootings with four or more victims, capital crimes was raised.last_img read more

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