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October 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Marrakech- The 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES-2014) wrapped up Friday night in Marrakech, after three days of intense debate on how to encourage and promote innovation and entrepreneurship.The closing ceremony of the summit, held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, was marked by the signing of nine agreements between the Moroccan General Confederation of Enterprises (CGEM) and several SMEs, as well as between major Moroccan banks and start-ups.These agreements are aimed at strengthening partnership between large national companies and SMEs in order to support their development by granting them greater visibility and access to finance. The summit, jointly organized by Morocco and the United States and held for the first time in Africa, was marked by a dozen of plenary sessions offering a platform to various stakeholders to share their experiences and debate on important themes such as sustainable growth, business climate, exports, social responsibility, and other topics.This international event brought together a record 6,800 participants, including 35 percent of women, 40 percent of foreigners, and some 600 students.Some 194 participants took part in this meeting, covered by 405 representatives of national and international media.Some 22 million people followed the summit sessions throughout the world, including 7.5 million on Facebook and 14.5 million on Twitter.Launched in 2009 by US President Barack Obama, the GES has become a rendezvous of young leaders and entrepreneurs around the world. read more

October 11, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Media reports state that at least two people died after security forces opened fire at the protest in the southern town of Der’a earlier today.Syria is one of many countries in the Middle East and North Africa to face public protests this year amid widespread calls for reform in the region.In a statement issued by his spokesperson Mr. Ban urged Syrian authorities “to refrain from violence and to abide by their international commitments regarding human rights, which guarantee the freedom of opinion and expression, including the freedom of the press and the right to peaceful assembly.”The Secretary-General stressed that, “as elsewhere, it is the responsibility of the Government in Syria to listen to the legitimate aspirations of the people and address them through inclusive political dialogue and genuine reforms, not repression.”The deaths of the Syrian demonstrators have occurred on the same day that security forces opened fire on peaceful protesters in Yemen, killing more than 30 people. Protests and violent clashes have also taken place in recent weeks in Bahrain. 18 March 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced concern about today’s reported killing of unarmed demonstrators in a Syrian town, describing the use of lethal force against peaceful protesters as unacceptable. read more

October 8, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S Ramadoss has alleged that an attempt was being made to repatriate Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in Tamil Nadu by creating an opinion that they were willing to return home.Referring to a survey being conducted among refugees by an NGO that is circulating a three-page questionnaire seeking to know their personal details and future plans, Dr. Ramadoss said the motive was to float an impression that the refugees were longing to return to Sri Lanka, The Hindu newspaper reported Pointing out that the special rehabilitation package for refugees promised by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in 2011 was not implemented, the PMK leader said the survey had infused a sense of fear in the minds of the refugees. The survey would not have been possible without the support of the Union and State governments, he said. He sought the immediate intervention of the State government to stop the ongoing survey. The government should enact a law to facilitate work permit to refugees. read more

October 6, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Referring to what appeared to be an assault on one rebel group by another in a central town near the ceasefire monitoring line, Albert Tévoédjrè, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Côte d’Ivoire and chairman of the Committee, condemned the attack carried out at Gohitafla farming town and demanded an investigation to determine its causes and find those responsible. He also condemned just as profoundly the violence carried out against embassies, international agencies, including the UN peacekeeping operation, known as UNOCI, and foreign persons and communities, in contempt of diplomatic conventions and human rights observance. French and UN peacekeeping forces, under separate command, patrol a 400-kilometre-long zone separating government troops and the armed former rebels. Under the 2003 Linas-Marcoussis agreement, the government and opposition formed a transitional government, but have had several serious disagreements. read more

October 4, 2019 | | Post a Comment

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 21, 2013 12:53 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Bombardier expects to boost dividend as revenues surge in five years Bombardier says it is positioned to nearly double its annual revenues over the next five years and generate enough cash to boost its dividend and restore its investment grade credit rating, the transportation giant told an investors conference in New York on Thursday.The Montreal-based maker of planes and trains said it expects to add US$10 billion to US$16 billion in new revenue, with up to US$12 billion coming from a recovery in demand for its existing planes and the contribution from new designs such as the CSeries.An increase in sales volumes, better pricing and lower costs should also help to improve its operating margins in both the aerospace and railway divisions, it told analysts.Chief executive Pierre Beaudoin said this year will be a turning point for the company as new products begin to be delivered and it starts to reduce the massive investment it has devoted to product development.“We are planning a significant revenue growth and we have made the investments to get that revenue growth,” he said during a webcast of the meeting.Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) is expecting revenues will increase by 30 per cent to between US$22 billion and US$25 billion in 2015 mainly through the improved sales of existing products as demonstrated by its US$66.7 billion order backlog.That will be followed in subsequent years with the ramp up of sales from new business and commercial aircraft along with growth opportunities around the world for railway products and services.The company also expects the added revenues will be accompanied by profit margins increasing three to four percentage points from the five per cent level achieved last year.Beaudoin said Bombardier’s priorities are to use its increased cash flow to restore its investment grade credit rating and to increase its annual dividend beyond 10 cents per share.“We’ll keep the dividend in line with what you see for an industrial company so there are plans to raise the dividends to keep it up with the yields that you see in industrial companies.”David Tyerman of Canaccord Genuity said the investor day was mainly to remind investors about Bombardier’s huge potential over the next few years but said dividend hikes will likely have to wait at least until 2016.“It’s a longer term thing and I would fully expect that at that point you would see the dividends rise, but it’s so far out,” he said in an interview.Aerospace president Guy Hachey said that Bombardier will increase the production rate of its regional jets to meet its backlog demand and said it is looking at offering a cheaper Q400 to better compete against rival ATR.“I feel much better about the CRJ outlook than I did a couple of years ago. The Q400 is still a concern but we see some opportunities ahead of us,” he told investment analysts.Hachey foresees strong order potential for commercial planes in established markets like North America and emerging regions like China, and said refreshed and new business jets will help Bombardier to maintain its global leadership.“I’m trying to convince you that our strategy will deliver growth,” he said, acknowledging that he’s made the same point for several years. But new aircraft take time to get to market and deliver results, Hachey added.“We do anticipate significant growth in the next five to 10 years and it’s based on our new programs. Some of it is based obviously on the market coming back as well…but the bottom line is that most of the growth that we’re going to have is in new platforms that we’re introducing.”Hachey said this year will be a turning point for the CSeries as the aircraft is expected to have its first test flight by the end of June.Every time customers see the real plane and observes the progress changes their perception, he added about the program that is slated to deliver about US$5 billion of the annual revenue increase.Bombardier still expects to have 300 orders from 20 to 30 customers by the time it enters into service in June 2014 and has just a few production slots available in 2016. It currently plans to produce 120 aircraft per year but can expand that level.Earlier, Transportation president Andre Navarri said he expects Chinese orders will soon resume with the appointment of new leaders and still sees strong demand in Northern Europe despite financial challenges.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bombardier’s shares lost three cents at C$4.22 in afternoon trading. read more

October 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

The UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has also activated its contingency plan in the area, a UN spokesperson told journalists in New York.“Its peacekeepers are providing security to 1,000 civilians in and around its base,” the spokesperson said.Combatants from four armed groups exchanged fire near its base in Pinga, North Kivu province, on Monday, according to MONUSCO. Three mortar bombs landed near the base.This latest bout of violence came as Martin Kobler visited North Kivu for the first time as the new Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the country during which he pledged to do everything in my power to address the armed groups’ issue in the Kivus and in the rest of the eastern DRC. Over the past year, the M23, along with other armed groups, have clashed repeatedly with the national forces (FARDC) in the eastern DRC. The rebels briefly occupied Goma in November 2012. The fighting resumed in recent weeks, this time dragging in a group of Ugandan-based rebels, and displaced more than 100,000 people, exacerbating the region’s ongoing humanitarian crisis, which includes 2.6 million internally displaced people (IDPs) and 6.4 million in need of food and emergency aid. read more

October 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

“I was very disturbed by reports on 10 March that excessive and disproportionate force had been used against students and other civilians and that 127 people were subsequently arrested,” Ms. Yanghee Lee said during the presentation of her first report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. She welcomed the release of some detainees but also called for the immediate release of all the others. Further, Ms. Lee drew attention to the pressure on human rights defenders, including prosecutions under outdated defamation and national security laws, which have a “chilling effect on civil society activities.”“I am concerned journalists are still being interrogated and arrested, and that 10 journalists were imprisoned in 2014. This needs to stop if Myanmar wants to create a meaningful democratic space,” Ms. Lee said in a news release.While noting that economic development had benefited some in the country, the expert urged the Government to ensure that “others are not left out” and called for “a human rights-based approach to development programmes.” Ms. Lee also expressed concern over the alarming escalation of fighting in the Kokang region, where over 100 civilians are reported to have died and tens of thousands have been displaced. “Even during a state of emergency, the Government has an obligation to strictly uphold fundamental human rights,” she reiterated. More needs to be done to address the underlying issues at the heart of the conflicts, including discrimination against ethnic minorities. Four bills currently before Parliament risk increasing tension, she emphasized. “During my last visit in January 2015, I witnessed how dire the situation has remained in Rakhine state. The conditions in Muslim IDP [internally displaced persons] camps are abysmal and I received heart-breaking testimonies from Rohingya people telling me they had only two options: stay and die or leave by boat,” she said.The expert cautioned against any provision in the Rakhine Action Plan that would classify Rohingyas as ‘illegal aliens’ and subject them to possible prolonged internment in camps or removal from the territory. The expiry at the end of this month of the temporary white cards held by many Rohingyas as identity documentation “further increases their vulnerability,” she said. Special Rapporteurs are part of what is known as the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council. They are not UN staff, do not receive a salary for their work, and are independent from any government or organization. read more

September 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Ohio State redshirt junior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon scores in the first half on a 16-yard touchdown pass from quarterback J.T. Barrett. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorBy the time Ohio State’s slow-arriving student section filled up, the Buckeyes had already taken a 7-0 lead against UNLV as speedy H-back Parris Campbell raced 69 yards for the opening touchdown on the offense’s second play. The Scarlet and Gray extended the early lead, continued to build upon it and never allowed the Rebels to even feign a threat as Ohio State dominated, winning 54-21 Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium.Redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett marched his team down the field at will against an overmatched, less-talented UNLV defense, completing 12-of-17 passes for 209 yards and five touchdowns and subbed out before halftime. “Probably the same thoughts as everybody else,” coach Urban Meyer said. “Let’s go do it against a team that’s equally matched.”Seven players — wideouts Terry McLaurin, Johnnie Dixon, K.J. Hill, Binjimen Victor, Campbell and walk-on C.J. Saunders and tight end Rashod Berry — caught touchdowns for the Buckeyes, the most in a single game in Ohio State history. Barrett overthrew sophomore wideout K.J Hill on one of his first passes of the game, but settled in as the Buckeyes scored on all but one of his drives. Campbell led Ohio State with three catches for 105 yards, but fumbled near the goal line on his team’s third drive of the game.The Rebels offense stood no chance facing off against the Buckeyes’ stout defense. An aggressive, blitz-heavy defensive front pressured redshirt freshman quarterback Armani Rogers the entire game. Late in the first quarter, backed up at the 2-yard line, defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones stuffed a run and forced Ohio State’s first safety of the season.Ohio State redshirt sophomore wide receiver K.J. Hill (14) runs the ball in for a touchdown in the second quarter of the Ohio State- UNLV game on Sep. 23. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Buckeyes racked up four sacks and a season-high 13 tackles for loss. Sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa led the Buckeyes with three tackles behind the line of scrimmage.“It builds confidence,” Bosa said. “And it just allows you to go through your progressions and just get more used to playing out there. It’s helpful and nice.”Rogers competed 11-of-19 passes for 88 yards. The Rebels, buoyed by junior running back Lexington Thomas’ 55-yard touchdown, rushed for 41 yards on 176 carries.With 3:32 left in the second quarter while leading 37-7, redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins replaced Barrett, and first-team All-American center Billy Price subbed out of the blowout.Haskins threaded the needle to Saunders for his first touchdown of the game, a 28-yard strike across the middle. The strong-armed quarterback went 15-for-23 and 228 yards and tossed two touchdowns. He hit Berry late in the third quarter who rumbled for a 38-yard touchdown, the first of the defensive end-turned-tight end’s career.“I was just determined to get to the touchdown, get into the end zone and [I] was speechless,” Berry said.Haskins later threw an interception to linebacker/defensive back Javin White, who took it 65 yards for a touchdown, the first pick-six thrown by an Ohio State quarterback this year.“That’s inexcusable. Throw it right to the guy,” Meyer said. “Obviously it’s a young player, a freshman. And they’ve gotta go through that.”Freshman running back J.K. Dobbins took 14 carries 95 yards. Once again, redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber did not play. He has dealt with a hamstring injury since the beginning of fall camp and missed the first game of the season. Defensive tackle Robert Landers, offensive guard Matt Burrell, linebacker Chris Worley and cornerback Shaun Wade also did not play for Ohio State due to injuries.Ohio State will look for its third consecutive victory when the Buckeyes head to Piscataway, New Jersey, next Saturday to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-2) at 7:30 p.m. read more

September 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgOxfam is calling on international leaders to improve international cooperation to stop tax dodging, action to encourage companies to act for the benefit of staff as well as shareholders, wealth taxes to fund healthcare, education and job creation, and improvements in opportunities for women.It also urged business chiefs to commit to paying a living wage and their fair share of tax.Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB chief executive, said: “This year’s snapshot of inequality is clearer, more accurate and more shocking than ever before.”It is beyond grotesque that a group of men who could easily fit in a single golf buggy own more than the poorest half of humanity.”While one in nine people on the planet will go to bed hungry tonight a small handful of billionaires have so much wealth they would need several lifetimes to spend it.”The fact that a super-rich elite are able to prosper at the expense of the rest of us at home and overseas shows how warped our economy has become.”Inequality is not only keeping millions of people trapped in poverty, it is fracturing our societies and poisoning our politics.”It’s just not right that top executives take home massive bonuses while workers’ wages are stagnating or that multinationals and millionaires dodge taxes while public services are being cut.” Inequality is not only keeping millions of people trapped in poverty, it is fracturing our societies and poisoning our politicsMark Goldring, Oxfam Eight billionaires have riches equivalent to the same wealth as half the world, campaigners have warned world leaders gathering for talks in Switzerland.The research by Oxfam found that the gap between rich and poor was far greater than had been feared and called for an overhaul of a “warped” economy that allowed a small group to have more wealth than they could ever spend while one in nine people went hungry.Theresa May and Philip Hammond will attend the World Economic Forum of global political and business leaders in Davos this week.The annual event, held in a luxury Swiss ski resort, is often criticised for being little more than a talking shop for the rich and powerful. Davos Oxfam said out-of-control pay ratios meant the average pay of FTSE100 chief executives was 129 times that of the average employee and works out to the equivalent of 10,000 people working in Bangladeshi garment factories.It said new and better data on the distribution of global wealth, particularly in India and China, showed the poorest had less wealth than previously thought.The charity said if the information had been available when it carried out research last year, its report would have found that nine billionaires owned the same wealth as the poorest half of the planet instead of 62.Among the eight billionaires from the latest research, Bill Gates, who tops the list, and Warren Buffett, the world’s third richest man, are known philanthropists who have pledged to give away most of their wealth.The Adam Smith Institute free market think tank accused Oxfam of putting out misleading information.Head of research Ben Southwood said the welfare of world’s poor was improving with the proportion of the global population surviving on less than 2 dollars-a-day – falling from 69% in 1981 to 43% in 2008.”Each year we are misled by Oxfam’s wealth statistics. The data is fine – it comes from Credit Suisse – but the interpretation is not,” he said.”It is not the wealth of the world’s rich that matters, but the welfare of the world’s poor – and this is improving every year.”The consumption of the world’s poor continues to rise, as does their education, healthcare, and height.” A worker arranges a seat on a stage at Davos during preparations for the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic ForumCredit:LAURENT GILLIERON/EPA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

September 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe population of the UK will be the largest in Europe by 2050, overtaking France and Germany, mainly due to an ageing population and immigration. The UK has seen more births than deaths in every year since 1976, helping drive the population to 65m, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.This figure will soar to 76m in 2045.A quarter of the population will be over 65 in three decadesIncreasing life expectancy is one of the main reasons for the population increase – with people living longer due to improved healthcare and lifestyles. Girls born in 2015 can expect to live 82.8 years from birth, while boys will live to 79.1 years. This has meant that the proportion of people aged over 65 has increased from 14.1 per cent in 1975 to 17.8 per cent in 2015 – and is projected to expand further to almost a quarter of the population by 2045. This growth will help the UK have a larger population than any European Union country by 2050, at 77 million, according to Eurostat. It is currently the third biggest country, behind Germany and France.According to the ONS, while the proportion of Britons at “traditional working age” has remained stable over the last 40 years, it is projected to fall in future years as a result of the growth of the ageing population. Immigration has increased the population by 250,000 per yearAside from natural change, immigration has also helped increase the population since the 1990s. In 2015, 631,500 people immigrated to the UK, while emigration was half its levels at 299,200. The growth of net migration has increased the population by more than 250,000 people per year on average from 2004 to 2015.This is about 50,000 more people per year than natural change for the same period. While living longer is a cause for celebration, an ageing population may result in fewer people of working age to support those of pension ageONS It is estimated that there will be an extra 10.8m over 65s in 2045 than there were in 1975 – accounting for over half of the population growth seen in that period. As well as the direct impact of people migrating to the UK, immigration also impacts the population due to past movements impacting the numbers of births and deaths in the country.What does this population growth mean?A growing population is good for the economy as it can mean that there are more people available to participate in the workforce.But an ageing population can also lead to strains on the NHS and other public services in the country. There were estimated to be 308 of a pensionable age for every 1,000 people of a working age in 2016 – and this figure is projected to increase to 365 in 2037. When releasing the data, the ONS said: “While living longer is a cause for celebration, an ageing population may result in fewer people of working age to support those of pension age.”This increase means that there will be fewer people of working age to support a larger population over State Pension age. While a larger population increases the size and productive capacity of the workforce, it also increases pressure and demand for services such as education, healthcare and housing.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

September 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, arrives at federal court for his sentencing hearing, December 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: AFP)NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered a blistering attack on his former boss as he was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for multiple crimes.“It was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds,” Cohen said as he pleaded for leniency before US District Judge William H. Pauley III.Cohen, 52, said he was taking responsiblity for his crimes “including those implicating the President of the United States of America.”Cohen’s lawyers had asked for no jail time after he pleaded guilty to tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution, illegal campaign contributions, and making false statements to Congress.But Judge Pauley sentenced Cohen to three years in jail.Among the charges against Cohen was making “hush money” payments to two women who had threatened to go public during the 2016 presidential election campaign with claims they had affairs with Trump.Trump this week sought to minimize the importance of the payments saying they were a “simple private transaction” and that they were “wrongly” being called campaign contributions. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrump denies directing lawyer to break lawDecember 13, 2018In “World”Two Trump lieutenants found guilty, president implicatedAugust 22, 2018In “World”Michael Cohen in court: Trump ex-lawyer admits lying to CongressNovember 29, 2018In “World” read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

← Previous Story GIVE UP FROM 2022: Germany wants EHF EURO 2024 Next Story → Egyptian Zamalek win African club championship for the 10th time! Denmark won tournament of Golden League convincingly beating France 27:23 (15:10) in front of 10.000 fans in JYSKEN BOX Arena in Herning. The Olympic champions beat the world’s best team, which was the third triumph in four days for the domestic team.Denmark – France 27-23 (15-10)Denmark: Mikkel Hansen 8, Peter Balling 4, Lasse Svan 3, Rene Toft Hansen 3, Magnus Landin Jacobsen 2, Hans Lindberg 2, Morten Olsen 2, Mads Mensah Larsen 1, Anders Zachariassen 1, Henrik Møllgaard Jensen 1France: Kentin Mahe 4, Nikola Karabatic 3, Nedim Remili 2, William Accambray 2, Cedric Sorhaindo 2, Nicolas Claire 2, Adrien Dipanda 2, Valentin Porte 2, Dika Mem 1, Timothey N’guessan 1, Michael Guigou 1, Luka Karabatic 1Norway beat Poland 32:27 to secure second place at the tournament.STANDINGS:Denmark 6Norway 4France 2Poland 0 read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgEpizoochorie : les sangliers et les cerfs sont utiles à nos forêtsL’INRA vient de dévoiler une étude montrant le rôle des ongulés sauvages dans la dispersion des graines.Plusieurs chercheurs de l’INRA ont mené une enquête, intitulée Diplo, sur la dispersion des graines par les ongulés. En effet, de nombreuses plantes menacées de disparition ont réussi à recoloniser certaines forêts de France. Pour découvrir comment elles se transportent, les scientifiques ont voulu étudier la piste de l’épizoochorie, la dispersion des graines par les animaux, qui est déjà utilisée depuis de nombreuses années dans d’autres pays du monde. Dans l’hexagone, jusqu’à présent, les autorités étaient focalisées sur le rôle néfaste des chevreuils, cerfs et autres sangliers, qui font des dégâts considérables en dévastant les jeunes plantations d’arbres.À lire aussiUne mystérieuse hécatombe frappe les sangliers en ArdècheCependant, l’étude de l’INRA vient de révéler que ces mêmes ongulés transportent sur leur pelage les graines de nombreuses plantes, qui ne peuvent être déplacées par le vent en raison de leur taille importante. Elles se fixent donc sur le poil et dans les pattes dans animaux, et sont redéposées des kilomètres plus loin lorsqu’ils se secouent ou se frottent contre les arbres. Cette dispersion a déjà permis la réintroduction du cynoglosse d’Allemagne, quasiment éteint, dans la forêt d’Arc-en-Barrois.Les résultats de cette étude devraient permettre à l’avenir de mieux appréhender le rôle des cervidés et des sangliers dans la végétation française.Le 5 mars 2011 à 20:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThaïlande : les inondations menacent l’aéroport de BangkokLa semaine dernière, le gouvernement thaïlandais a décidé de cesser de bloquer les inondations dans la capitale de Bangkok. Depuis que les autorités ont ouvert les écluses et enlevé les murs, les eaux ont investi les rues de la ville ainsi que les routes qui mènent à l’aéroport. Les eaux continuent de faire des dégâts considérables en Thaïlande qui fait face aux pires inondations que le pays ait jamais connu. Ainsi, les autorités ont indiqué lundi que les flots s’étendaient de plus en plus et avaient désormais investi de nombreuses routes de la capitale Bangkok. Tandis que le site était resté au sec jusqu’ici, protégé par les écluses et les murs d’appoint, l’aéroport de la ville situé dans le district de Don Mueang est aujourd’hui sérieusement encerclé par les eaux. “Il y a 70 à 80 centimètres d’eau sur les deux routes qui conduisent à l’aéroport de Don Mueang, empêchant les petites voitures de passer”, a confié à l’AFP un porte-parole d’Aéroports de Thaïlande ajoutant également : “nous nous battons contre l’eau”.Actuellement, l’aéroport est toujours protégé par des digues de sacs de sable et des stations de pompage. D’ici peu, il doit ainsi accueillir un centre d’approvisionnement destiné à aider à remplir les rayons de supermarchés dévalisés, en particulier en eau potable. Dimanche, les autorités ont prévenu que six districts étaient désormais en état d’alerte et ont appelé les habitants à évacuer pour leur vie et leur biens.À lire aussiInondations meurtrières dans l’Aude : ce qu’il faut savoir”Si Bangkok est touché, cela aura un impact sur tout le pays, alors il est important de prendre soin de Bangkok pour que le pays survive”, a expliqué le gouverneur Sukhumbhand Paribatrai lors d’une intervention télévisée. Pour sa part, le Premier ministre Yingluck Shinawatra n’a pas caché aux populations que ces inondations pourraient durer entre quatre et six semaines, avertissant que le niveau des eaux pourrait atteindre un mètre par endroits. Par ailleurs, à cette crainte s’ajoute celle provoquée par les images télévisées de crocodiles capturés dans une province à la limite nord de Bangkok, après que des dizaines d’entre eux se soient échappés de fermes inondées, relève l’AFP.Le 25 octobre 2011 à 09:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

September 19, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Last night’s 10/20 WWE RAW drew an average of 3.69 million viewers. The first hour drew 3.59 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.86 million viewers and the third hour drew 3.63 million viewers. This is down from last week’s show that drew 3.75 million viewers.Monday Night Football on ESPN dominated the night once again with 13.28 million viewers.The final rating will be out shortly.Source: TVbythenumbers.com Facebook Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

September 19, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgBudget-strapped school districts in Clark County on Monday said they’d need more time to suss out how the Legislature’s late-adopted operating budget will affect their finances. But one thing seems certain: There will be a lot more money available for education.And in the case of Vancouver and Evergreen public schools, it only took 13 lines of legislation to make it happen.A significantly amended version of Senate Bill 5313, which became something of a political football over the course of the legislative session, was approved by lawmakers late Sunday night. The bill lifts the cap on local school levies to $2.50 per $1,000 in assessed property value, up from the $1.50 per $1,000 legislators adopted two years ago.“Local communities should be able to decide what’s important to them when it comes to enrichment programs that fall outside the realm of basic education,” primary sponsor Sen. Lisa Wellman, D-Mercer Island, said in a statement. “And that’s what this bill allows. We brought the levy cap down too hard in 2017, and it’s time to make adjustments.”It also injects more than $7 million in one-time funding into Clark County’s two largest school districts. A 13-line amendment by Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, directs millions of dollars in additional local effort assistance money — state dollars given to school districts without a large property tax base to make up for lower tax revenue — into districts with more than 20,000 full-time students that are located “west of the Cascades in a county that borders another state.”Only Evergreen and Vancouver fit that description. Evergreen has projected budget deficits between $15 million and $18 million next school year, while Vancouver has projected $17 million in cuts.last_img read more

September 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img December 10, 2017 Posted: December 10, 2017 Updated: 3:28 PM Tensions flare at “Build the Wall” rally near U.S./Mexico border kusivideo center_img 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) — A disturbance erupted Saturday near the U.S.-Mexico border just outside San Diego between supporters and opponents of a border wall championed by President Donald Trump, authorities said.The demonstration began about 12 p.m. in an unincorporated area on the east end of Enrico Fermi Drive, said San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Fred Magana.A commercial vehicle inspection facility is in the area.”At the peak of the event, approximately 60 supporters were in attendance,” Magana said. They carried U.S. flags and signs. “Also in attendance were about 20 people who did not agree with the message of those hosting a rally. A disturbance between the two groups ensued,” he said.”Deputies were on hand to ensure everyone could safely express their opinions and to prevent any unwanted encounters,” Magana said.He termed the disturbance “minor,” adding there were no injuries, property damage or other crimes and no arrests. kusivideo, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

September 16, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgWorking in Clark County, a brief profile of interesting Clark County business owners or a worker in the public, private, or nonprofit sector. Send ideas to Mary Ricks: mary.ricks@columbian.com; fax 360-735-4598; phone 360-735-4550.After burning out in the computer science industry, Nick Marcelja turned his blacksmithing hobby into his business. “I had been doing historical creations for the Society for Creative Anachronism,” Marcelja said. “It took me about six months to get my business running. When someone says they want to buy what you have made it is rewarding. Although I don’t make a lot of money, I am happy.”Name: Nick Marcelja.Job/employer: Owns Red Troll Forge, 2800 N.E. 172 Ave., Vancouver.Age: 53.Education/professional background: I studied computer science in college and worked in the business until I got burned out, about 1995. It took me about six months to get my business running. I started my business part time and it became full time about 2000. I make general camping equipment, historical cooking pots and things to use in the kitchen like knives, spatulas, ladles. I do make some smaller window gates but I am not set up to make large gates. I also make custom swords.Residence: East county.What is the Society of Creative Anachronism? It is an international living history group with the aim of studying and re-creating mainly Medieval European cultures and their histories before the 17th century.Most rewarding part of job: When someone says they want to buy what you have made. It is rewarding when someone likes your work. I try to have samples of my work so they can see what is available because customers don’t always know what they want.last_img read more

September 15, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgLAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have located a woman who went missing from Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.According to officials, 72-year-old Sharon Ross, who suffers from advanced stage dementia, went missing after she was last seen at her home, Sunday morning.Ross was later found safely by Fort Lauderdale Police late Sunday evening.She has since been returned to her home.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 10, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Mentioned Above Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, space gray, 2017) Laptops Software 4:44 Adobe on Friday pushed out an update to Adobe Premiere Pro CC via its Creative Cloud app to fix the glitch in the previous version that seemed to kill the speakers on late-model MacBook Pros.The message was posted to the Adobe Community thread tracking the situation:UPDATE: Adobe had a small number of user reports about an issue in Premiere Pro that could affect the speakers in the latest MacBook Pro. Adobe has released a patch via the Creative Cloud app to help address this issue. Please update to 13.0.3.  The original story about the bug, published Feb. 6, follows.We don’t often hear about software physically damaging hardware, and it’s generally not widespread, which makes the “Premiere blew my MacBook Pro speakers” thread on Adobe’s Premiere Pro forum all the more notable. And now you can hear it for yourself. Originally published Feb. 6.Update, Feb. 22: Added news about the fix. See it Share your voice See It $1,184 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Almost everything inside the new MacBook Pro is new and… Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Best Buy 2 reading • Premiere Pro CC 2019 fixes MacBook Pro speaker-blowout glitch • Comments Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Apple $1,399 Preview • Apple takes light-touch approach to 13-inch MacBook Pro update Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors There aren’t extensive complaints, though when 9to5Mac posted the news, readers piped up with “it happened to me, too” comments to its Twitter account. It also seems to be limited to the 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro.At the moment, there are lots of theories floating around as to why and when it occurs — it seems to occur in conjunction with “an awful noise” and “apparently it happened because an effect was applied to the audio clip while it was still playing.” While there are reports of the noise with headphones, we didn’t see any claiming the headphones were damaged.The accounts go back as far as November, but new ones keep surfacing.Apple didn’t reply to a request for comment; Adobe’s looking into it. See All Tags Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Adobe Creative Cloud Adobe Applelast_img read more