UN Goodwill Ambassador Edward Norton calls for people power to protect biodiversity

22 September 2010Individuals can use their wallets, their Internet skills and their lawmakers to press corporations and governments to take meaningful measures to preserve biodiversity, the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and acclaimed actor Edward Norton said today, urging the public to play a bigger role in stopping the decline in the number of plant and animal species worldwide. Mr. Norton – who was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity in July – told the UN News Centre that it is not only world leaders and policy-makers who can play a part in protecting the planet.Consumers can vote with their dollars and only buy products that are environmentally friendly, he said, noting that many companies had started to introduce “greener” brand lines to meet demand.“Growth in the environmentally friendly sector of consumer products is really high – not just in organics, but also in cleaner products,” he said. “I think that companies that ignore these trends are probably ignoring them at the peril of their bottom line.”Mr. Norton noted that many green products are no longer substantially more expensive than their standard rivals.“In some cases, there still is that cost premium, but in many cases the products that don’t carry a downstream environmental burden are becoming price competitive.”The Goodwill Ambassador noted that the public can also pressure their legislators to ensure their country signs the Convention on Biodiversity or pass appropriate laws on the issue, such as better regulating environmentally destructive industry.“I think it is being persuasively demonstrated all over the world in various scenarios of all different scales that you can achieve economic development that does not rely on the destruction of ecosystems.”Mr. Norton and several partners have recently developed Crowdrise, a website that allows the public to use a social networking platform to help raise funds for charitable causes.“We implemented Crowdrise with the idea that people are looking for tools of empowerment so that they can get around what feel like the over-large edifices surrounding an issue and get directly to some of the people in small groups that are taking the initiative and support them.”The world is more interconnected than ever, Mr. Norton stressed.“It’s not that hard to surf around [the Internet] any more and find examples of groups that are doing things at a scale where your small contribution or your small ability to do a little bit of fund-raising can really make a difference.”He added that he was optimistic that policy-makers were becoming more aware of the importance of protecting biodiversity, its impact of human health, and on the fact that taking a green stand does not necessarily have to mean a large economic cost to industry or the public.“Unsustainable development is no longer an option, and environmental preservation that doesn’t deal with human needs is no longer an option either.” read more

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WatchQuadrigas downfall began when founder abruptly fired all the exchanges law and

“I don’t know why Mr. Cotten decided to eschew regulatory law but I never spoke with him after that day,” she said.The Quadriga story has come back to haunt Duhaime since the unexpected death in December of Cotten, who ran the business from his laptop. Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp. has been under creditor protection since Feb. 5, with Ernst & Young acting as monitor to sort out the firm’s dealings through a court-approved creditor protection process in Halifax, Nova Scotia.Duhaime says her law firm was recently the target of extortion, with a person demanding her firm provide privileged and confidential information on QuadrigaCX or they’d defame the firm on social media and file a false criminal report to law enforcement.“As a result of the extortion of our firm, other people who have relevant information and key documents that could assist with the court process are now not willing to come forward and be seen as being associated with QuadrigaCX,” she said.She also noted that her law firm is owed $100,000 from Quadriga.Duhaime declined to comment further to Bloomberg News.–With assistance from Natalie Obiko Pearson.Bloomberg.com She was a lawyer who once helped Vancouver crypto exchange QuadrigaCX get its regulatory footing until its chief executive decided to dump “law and order” folks.Now Christine Duhaime of Duhaime Law in Vancouver blames Quadriga’s late founder, Gerald Cotten, for the decline of a firm that is now in shambles and owes 115,000 people about $260 million (US$194 million) in cryptocurrency and cash. Its downfall began one day in 2016, when Cotten decided he no longer wanted the Vancouver-based exchange to be a listed company, she said.“On that day, he terminated the professionals that were, in his mind, ‘law and order’ folks — the accountant, the auditor and me, the regulatory attorney,” Duhaime wrote in a March 26 post on Coindesk. “From that moment onwards, Mr. Cotten solely took over QuadrigaCX and operated the exchange as if it had no investors, no shareholders, no regulatory agencies and no law that applied to it— no corporate law, no securities law, no anti-money-laundering law and no contract law.” A criminal past haunts surviving founder of troubled cryptocurrency exchange Quadriga Watchdogs proposing new framework for cryptocurrency exchanges on heels of Quadriga collapse Quadriga founder’s widow asks court for repayment of $300,000 in costs Duhaime was hired in 2016 as a regulatory attorney to help their securities lawyer in Canada draft a statutory prospectus, she said. Her firm was terminated after six months.Christine Duhaime of Duhaime Law in Vancouver. Courtesy Duhaime Law read more

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UN envoy says her only agenda is helping restore peace to Africas

Speaking to Radio Okapi, a radio station backed by the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC that is known by its acronym MONUSCO, Mary Robinson said it was important for her to remove any ambiguity regarding her position.“As Special Envoy of the Secretary-General, I have no other agenda than to help this country […] to restore peace for the people so the country can move forward.” Mrs. Robinson said that she fully supports Resolution 2098, which was unanimously approved in March by the 15-member UN Security Council. “This is a very clear resolution that provides a vision and a holistic and comprehensive approach to promoting peace and stability in the DRC. In my opinion, it leaves no room for ambiguity.”She added that the resolution both launches a political process that aims to bring peace to the DRC, as well as authorizes an intervention brigade within the current UN peacekeeping force. “These are two pillars that go together, one does not exclude the other,” the envoy stressed.Resolution 2098, which extends the work of MONUSCO through March 2014, provides a framework for the UN to support Congolese authorities by protecting civilians, neutralizing armed groups, and implementing key reforms to consolidate peace in the country, particularly in the area of security sector reform and rule of law.The resolution also approves an intervention brigade to carry out targeted offensive operations, with or without the Congolese national army, against armed groups that threaten peace in the eastern part of DRC – a region that is prone to cycles of violence and consequent humanitarian suffering.The objectives of the new force – based in North Kivu province in eastern DRC – is to neutralize armed groups, reduce the threat they pose to State authority and civilian security and make space for stabilization activities.The brigade is putting in place measures gradually, Mrs. Robinson told Radio Okapi, in collaboration with national authorities to help address the situation on the ground. “It naturally takes time,” the Special Envoy stressed. Over the past year, the M23, along with other armed groups, has clashed repeatedly with the national DRC 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 an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region which includes 2.6 million internally displaced people (IDPs) and 6.4 million in need of food and emergency aid.As part of an effort to address the underlying causes of violence in the region, the Government of DRC along with 10 other countries and four regional and international institutions adopted what Mrs. Robinson has dubbed a “framework for hope” in February.Known formally as the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region, the accord serves as a blueprint for peace and development in the region.“I come from a country – Ireland – that has experienced a violent conflict for a long time. It is with this personal experience that I work with all my energy and in partnership with the Government of the DRC, civil society and other signatories to the Framework Agreement,” Mrs. Robinson said. “I am personally ready to explore all possible and acceptable ways that can lead to a lasting solution to the crisis.” read more

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Baseball Buckeyes drop another home game to UNCG 114

Ohio State sophomore pitcher Connor Curlis delivers a pitch in the top of the second inning against North Carolina Greensboro on April 22 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State baseball team (15-24) gave up 16 hits, including at least one hit to eight of the University of North Carolina Greensboro’s nine starters, as they lost to the Spartans (24-14) 11-4 on Saturday.After giving up 11 runs in Friday’s game between the second and sixth innings, the Buckeyes experienced a little déjà vu in Saturday’s game as those same five innings came back to bite them for 11 runs again. This also marked the second game in which the Spartans tallied at least 16 hits after they tallied 17 on Friday.“Quite honestly guys, I don’t care to talk about today’s game,” Beals said. “I need to talk about where we’re at as a ball club, and what we can do to get better. You guys saw the game, we weren’t very good today.”Beals said one way his team can improve is to lose their fear of making a mistake and avoid trying to be perfect constantly.“We’re afraid of making mistakes. I don’t feel like we’re trying to do too much. I feel like we’re afraid to make mistakes,” Beals said. “I feel like our pitchers are trying to make perfect pitches and they’re getting down in the count and walking some guys, certainly getting into bad counts and against this hitting ball club, when you get into bad counts, they’re going to put a good swing on you.”This game began with an unusual hit, but not an unfamiliar hit. For the second-straight game, a Greensboro batter grounded a ball down the line that would have been fielded cleanly had it not bounced right off the first base bag. While the Spartans found a hit in the strangest ways possible, the Buckeyes couldn’t buy a baserunner for most of the game. Line drives always seem to find gloves when the Buckeyes were up to bat and bloops seemed to drop for the Spartans.Though OSU seemed to be on the wrong end of nearly all of the plays in this game, Beals said his team needs to fight through those plays and find a way to win in spite of the unusual bounces.“You know what, tomorrow, they may hit a ball down the line and hit a base and bounce over our head and we may hit a couple line drives right at guys,” Beals said, “And you know what, we’ve got to own it and we’ve got to find a way to overcome it.”The Spartans were able to capitalize on some poor defense from the Buckeyes in the top of the second. After a walk and an error by freshman second baseman Conner Pohl put runners on first and second, Greensboro senior right fielder Ryne Sigmon singled up the middle. The ball was mishandled by the center fielder and got past him, allowing the two runners to score and Sigmon to advance on to third.A throwing error by Pohl on a groundball from the next batter allowed Sigmon to score, bringing the Spartan lead to 3-0.Pohl was given a chance at redemption, however, in the bottom of the second inning when he stepped up to the plate with a runner on first. He lined the first pitch he saw into the left-center field gap, scoring the runner and making it a 3-1 ball game.The Spartans quickly grabbed that run back in the top of the third when sophomore second baseman Austin Embler singled to left-center, driving in the runner from third.For the fourth straight inning, the Spartans got their leadoff hitter on base and for the third straight inning, he came around to score, this time on a groundout from freshman third baseman Caleb Webster.Two batters later, senior first baseman Michael Goss singled just between the third baseman and shortstop to plate the Spartans’ second run of the inning.In the top of the fifth inning, Sigmon doubled down the right field line with runners on second and third and one away to push the Greensboro lead to seven runs.The next inning, the Spartans again extended their lead, this time on the strength of a two RBI groundouts and a double from junior shortstop Tripp Shelton that gave them an 11-1 lead.OSU eventually put another one up in the bottom of the seventh inning when Gantt drilled a single to the first baseman who could not quite come up with it cleanly, allowing the runner to score from second.With just two outs remaining in the game, the Buckeyes started to show a little life as senior shortstop Jalen Washington doubled down the left field line to drive in a run, bringing the score to 11-3. Gantt stepped up to the plate with runners on second and third with one away and lifted a sacrifice fly to make it 11-4. The next batter grounded out for OSU to end the game.The Buckeyes will hope to avoid the sweep on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. when they send junior Reece Calvert to the mound for his third career start. read more

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British Army accused of leaning on under18s to plug recruitment gap

The British Army has been accused of “leaning on” under-18s in order to plug recruitment gaps, with 16 and 17-year-olds accounting for nearly 30 per cent of those enlisted last year.Data compiled by the Child Rights International Network (CRIN) shows that the army recruited 1,000 16-year-olds and 820 17-year-olds last year, with the youngsters more likely to come from poorer areas. The UK is the only country in Europe which routinely recruits people aged under 18, and Charlotte Cooper, campaigns coordinator with CRIN, told The Guardian: “The army is leaning on teenagers from the most deprived backgrounds to fix its recruitment crisis, using them to fill the riskiest roles because it can’t persuade enough adults to enlist.”According to figures compiled by Ms Cooper and rounded to the nearest five, some 55 teenagers aged 16 and 17 from Blackpool South enlisted in the British army between April 2013 and April 2018, while 50 came from Kingston upon Hull East.Children as young as 15 years and seven months old can start their applications to become a soldier, but cannot join until they are 16. Soldiers cannot be deployed on operations outside the UK until they are 18, and anyone under that age needs written parental consent to be able to enlist. Government data released earlier this month revealed that the strength of the British military fell for the ninth year in a row. 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. Lieutenant General Tyrone Urch, Commander Home Command, said at the time: “You may feel like the army is dumbing down on who it seeks to recruit as these ads are a change to the norm, [but] the army is open for business”.Today, an MoD spokesperson said: “We are proud of the opportunities serving in the armed forces affords young people, from basic literacy education and support for postgraduate degrees, to high-quality accredited training and unique employment prospects.” The figures also showed that while recruitment is increasing, the Army, with 74,400 regular fully-trained troops, is still more than 7,000 short of the target figure of 82,000, a deficit of over nine per cent.A recent controversial Army advertising series appeared to resonate with target audiences, despite branding youngsters ‘snowflakes’, ‘phone zombies’, ‘binge gamers’ and ‘selfie addicts’.   read more

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Epiroc deal to make ASI Mining a better company Larsen says

first_imgEpiroc’s investment in ASI Mining has been a big talking point over the past few months, with many observers keen to know how the two companies will interact going forward. IM Editor Dan Gleeson put some questions to Drew Larsen, Director, Business Development, ASI Mining, to find out what effect the investment will have on the US-based company.IM: What does ASI get out of the Epiroc deal?DL: It’s fair to say ASI has been looking for an investment partner for some time. There has been plenty of offers out there, but we have tried to be selective in finding an investment partner where there are lots of synergies and strategic alignment.We felt Epiroc was not only a good equity partner, but an excellent strategic fit as well. What we get – in addition to the investment – is a lot of alignment with our OEM-agnostic approach and independence, which Epiroc is preserving. But, primarily, we get access to Epiroc’s global footprint from a service and support aspect; we’re able to support the needs of any customer around the world as Epiroc has customer centres in almost any area where there is active mining. Then, we get access to some of their best practices and know-how, which we will be able to leverage as appropriate.We’re also looking at having tighter integration of some of their autonomous solutions with our Mobius solution.IM: How will you continue to differentiate your autonomous solutions from others in the market?DL: As competition increases, we have to compete on the merits of our system, capabilities and ability to provide service and support and attend to all the needs of our customers.Regardless of our competition, our play is always to become the best provider in the space.Epiroc is a great company, is very well managed, and has a great business model, vision and strategy. As we leverage some of their capabilities and work together in some of these areas, it will make us a better company for sure.We would hope that our solutions are a better fit with the interests of our mining customers. There are several advantages – flexibility in terms of vehicle types, leveraging existing investments the sites have made and an ability to work on a more customised basis with our customers. We will continue to seek solutions that are predicated on customer needs. Because of our independence, it gives us some unique advantages to be able to play to those customer needs compared with some of our competitors.IM: Automation seems to be getting a mention in the mining space every other day; how receptive are you finding companies to automation at the moment?DL: My sense is that we are in a third wave, if you will. We had a first wave with some of the early adopters, then a second wave with adopters in Western Australia and some of the key Tier 1 mining companies. This third wave is pushing down into more of the mid-tier and junior miner space, which is showing a genuine appetite for leveraging some of the benefits of autonomous vehicles.We definitely see more of a general acceptance to automation. I think there has been a notion that these systems are really expensive and difficult to implement, hence something only the Tier 1 mining companies have access to. Our message is we are trying to make this accessible to not just the Tier 1s but small miners too. As that awareness is gaining, we are seeing an awakening and acceptance that, a) automation would benefit their operations and, b) it is more accessible to them than they might think.There are some sites out there dealing with labour or cost constraints. Where some projects might be marginal under traditional mining models, as they re-look at them through an autonomous capability, they may actually be able to justify the investment. We see some of that happening where folks are re-evaluating the viability of projects.It’s not just cost reduction for existing operations; it is also looking to new opportunities through the lens of autonomy to make a marginal project more attractive.IM: Anything else to add?DL: I’m sure there is some curiosity around the market (in regards to the Epiroc deal) and what it means for our business. We’ve received a lot of feedback from customers saying this is a real smart move, and it will certainly complement and help the business. We talk about the fact that it will enable us to grow faster and part of that is by having access to an established global footprint and resources across the globe.What we did not want to happen was to take on an investment from an OEM that simply gobbles our technology up and incorporates it into their own solution…Epiroc made it clear from the outset that it was not their intent. They valued our business model and wanted to help facilitate it. That was a real key consideration for us.IM also heard Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s Senior Executive Vice President Mining and Infrastructure, talk about the deal last month. You can read what she said here.last_img read more

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Kenny says AIB mortgage hike necessary to avoid further taxpayer bailout

first_imgTAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has said AIB must take whatever steps it needs to return to profitability – including increasing its variable mortgage interest rates – if it is to avoid needing further support and recapitalisation from the taxpayer.Kenny acknowledged that though the 0.5 per cent increase – announced last week – would be “difficult and challenging for people”, the return of the bank to a sound independent footing was of greater need.Speaking in the Dáil, Kenny said though the increase would be difficult for the 70,000 affected mortgage holders to deal with, any decision of the bank not to move back to profitability would ultimately result in 2.1 million taxpayers having to give it further support.“This is a commercial decision by a bank that the government considers to be a pillar bank,” Kenny said, adding that the forthcoming personal insolvency legislation would mean people in mortgage difficulty could approach the bank and make arrangements to deal with any financial problems.Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin said the government appeared to be doing nothing to avoid such difficulties.“Last November, when banks were not passing on the ECB rate reduction, you hauled in the banks – in a great show that you were going to rap their knuckles and get something from them,” he said.“Even now you’re not talking tough any more, and people very alienated and very let down,” he added, saying the new insolvency laws – which may not be enacted until 2013 – could come too late for many.Primary care, disability and a bank dealSinn Féin’s Gerry Adams once again raised the issue of primary care centres, accusing the Taoiseach and the health minister James Reilly of failing to publish the exact criteria used for ranking them.Speaking entirely in Irish, Kenny listed the criteria involved in ranking the centres – including the potential involvement of doctors, urban disadvantage, the presence of hospitals and other health centres, financial pressures on those services, and barriers to implementing public-private partnerships.He sidestepped demands from Adams, however, to publish the exact logarithm used by the Department of Health in ranking the towns involved.The Taoiseach did assert, however, that a report which reportedly could see cuts to disability payments for under-18s had not even been completed yet and would not be considered by the cabinet until it had been finished and submitted to the Minister for Social Protection.Kenny also told the technical group’s Shane Ross that there had been no hold-up or U-turn on the prospect of a deal splitting Ireland’s banking debt from its sovereign debt, saying no such deal would be implemented until a European banking supervision system was in place.“I can’t put an exact timeline on this – the important thing is to get the best deal for the taxpayer and the people,” he said.Read: AIB to increase mortgage interest rates by 0.5pcMore: Burton ‘playing politics with people’s fears’ over proposed disability cutlast_img read more

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SPOILER Note on talents backstage at tonights Monday Night RAW in Lafayette

first_img Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Scarlet Fu Google+ Streaming Is Taking Big Position in Media Landscape, Koplovitz Says Pinterest WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Facebook Now Playing Up Next The Tech Behind the First FDA-Approved Birth Control App Twitter Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Mike Johnson at PWInsider is reporting that several NXT stars are backstage for tonight’s Monday Night RAW in Lafayette, Louisiana. According the report NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, Ricochet, NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano and Aleister Black are all scheduled to appear during tonight’s episode of Monday Night RAW live on the USA Network. In addition, Johnson’s report also states that a script for tonight’s show has been completed. However, there are always changes made to the scripts throughout the day.Wrestleview.com will have live RAW results tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 Central.Live Post-RAW tonightMike and Victoria Tedesco are back live tonight for Post-RAW on YouTube.Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest content! Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipStreaming Is Taking Big Position in Media Landscape, Koplovitz SaysVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 4:57/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 34.43%0:03Remaining Time -4:54 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 Alex Trebek returns to ‘Jeopardy!’ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Calcio: Premier League pi ricca, divario crescente con la serie A WhatsApp NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in actionlast_img read more

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POLICE LOG for September 28 Wilmington Man Arrested Bad Crash On 93

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, September 28, 2018:Police issued a verbal warning for failure to yield to emergency personnel at an accident scene on West Street. The operator almost struck an officer. (6:01am)A tractor trailer unit got hung up on power lines and a rock wall at the corner of Main Street and Eames Street, blocking the northbound lane. Eames St. sign and stop sign have been knocked over. RMLD, Verizon, and Cody’s Towing notified. (6:08am)Eric Creekmore (36, Wilmington) was arrested on 2 warrants and for Possession of a Class A Drug. (8:53am)A Mass Ave. caller reported being trapped in his vehicle in his driveway. Party got in without keys and the security system locked him in. (3:14pm)5 vehicles were involved in a crash on the 93 North Exit 39 ramp. North Reading Police assisted in shutting down Concord Street. Fire Department responded. One vehicle rolled over. A small amount of Class D was located in one of the vehicles and destroyed at station. (10:08pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 24: Tractor Trailer Involved In Hit & Run; Billerica Man Issued Summons; Driver Hurt In CrashIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 26: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Tractor Trailer Takes Out Wall, Signs & HydrantIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 28: Dracut Woman Arrested; Lawrence Man Issued Summons; Missing RingIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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Rio Tinto Gives Up On Pebble Mine

first_imgMining Giant Rio Tinto announced Monday it will divest its holdings with Northern Dynasty, the sole owner of the Pebble mine prospect in Bristol Bay. Rio Tinto held 19 percent of Northern Dynasty’s publicly traded shares. But the company is not selling those shares. Instead, it will split them evenly between two charitable organizations.Download Audiolast_img

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Katrina Kaif shoots for Arbaaz Khans Pinch to reveal some intimate details

first_imgArbaaz Khan, Katrina KaifInstagramEven after going through a bitter break-up, Salman Khan has always been the go-to person to his ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif be it from seeking career advice or making important decisions in life. As we know that Katrina and Salman will soon be recreating their magic and paint the silver screen red with their romance in Bharat, Katrina decided to stop by the sets of Arbaaz Khan’s new chat show Pinch.Dressed in orange outfit, Katrina looked elegant as she posed with Arbaaz on the sets while shooting for an episode for the chat show which deals with online trolls. Talking about handling the negative comments on social media, the actress had earlier said that she takes the positivity and avoids the criticism and negativity.From getting criticised for being ‘expressionless’ to getting honoured with the Smita Patil Memorial Award to her past relationships and what not, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Katrina has been one of the favourite targets of the online trolls. And she has always chosen silence over retaliation which according to her is the simplest way to deal with negative comments.During the launch of his chat show, Arbaaz had said that Sunny Leone cried profusely when he read out a nasty comment about her on his show. So it would be interesting to see how Katrina would respond to Arbaaz Khan when he read out the nasty comments on her looks, her acting, her past relationships and her equation with other actresses. And would she remain calm and unaffected while revealing some of the intimate details of her personal life.In the previous episodes of Pinch, we saw how Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karan Johar, Sonakshi Sinha, Kapil Sharma and Varun Dhawan revealed what they feel about the negative comments written about them on social media. And now Sonam Kapoor will be next seen talking about how she feels when a particular person talk negative about her on a public platform.last_img read more

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Clever pirate adds Bitcoin miner to Watch Dogs torrent

first_imgWith the imminent release of any high profile video game, there inevitably are a number of pirate copies made available through torrents on peer-to-peer networks. Choosing to download one of these illegal copies of a game comes with a lot of risk on the part of the downloader. If you’re lucky, you get a clean version of the game, but more often than not there’s malware attached.In the case of Watch Dogs, which is officially released tomorrow, one pirate has decided to use the game for a get rich quick scheme. Their torrent version, known as the Skidrow release, bundles with it a hidden Bitcoin miner virus. Anyone attempting to run the game from this torrent will also activate the Bitcoin miner on their PC, and in turn start generating Bitcoin for whoever added the miner to this release.The side effect for the user is a big chunk of CPU time dedicated to mining Bitcoin for someone else and no actual guarantee the game will work. That means more heat and power use, and an unstable PC in some cases. Your PC is also running a virus, so who knows what else it will be susceptible to running in the future.There are apparently two versions of the Skidrow releases of Watch Dogs–the real one and a fake one which includes the Bitcoin miner virus. But rather than trying to find the torrent without the virus attached, why not go and purchase the game instead. That way you won’t be risking a virus and actually paying the developer for their years of hard work producing the game. $14.76 at Amazonlast_img read more

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Small Luxury Hotels of the Worlds opulent evening

first_imgSource = ETB News: Tom Neale The night profiled some of the group’s most popular hotels like the Kims Beach Hideaway on NSW’s Central Coast and Bloomfield Lodge in Cairns. Some guests were also lucky enough to win three nights at SLH’s hotels.   Mr Kerr also highlighted the benefits of joining the SLH’s Member Club including discounted room rates, early check-ins and free upgrading.center_img The Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) hosted an intimate cocktail event at the Ivy Penthouse last night, in order to showcase the group’s hotels before their 25th anniversary in 2015. The chief executive officer of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Paul Kerr, said that the group was expanding into the Asia-Pacific region, including a new hotel in Hawaii and in big cities in China.last_img

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Garrett on March 2

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Governor Abdulfatah

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, The better and more equipped our teachers are, 2015. scientists led by Dr.

why gripe about actual foreign ownership? Strategic Resource Group. a large crowd had gathered by the noon hour, and murdered those children.The USupporters of the administration’s pilot program say a key goal is to glean on-the-ground insights from the cooperation between federal, of the racial dynamics at play, Bob Kroll – who, Nobody has ever asked me for my birth certificate. SANDERS: This is what I think.

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All 15 crew members who helped navigate the ship have been taken into custody, AFP reports that the regular captain, author of Prisoner X, But will we know by the end of March who the likeliest nominees are?

S. and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law, aka Don Wani, adding that “it is a reflection of the fact that I have a pass mark from America and Germany. The Acting Executive Secretary of the board, Andrew Jones. So live birth rates for twenty-something soldiers may be slightly higher than 22%. can quickly turn into expectations. which will be built in Chile, The president says that while he has cordial relationships with a lot of members of the GOP.

The Dallas Morning News notes that Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman (D), "[M]y initial unease with the agency was justified, we ran for it, Joleon Lescott (Man City), Let us work together so that we can save a lot more and exploit more of the resources that were abandoned so many years ago. No matter how good the show might be, “Based on the confession of some Boko Haram suspects in custody, has already gone to court to assert Redstone lacks mental capacity to make business decisions and is being unduly influenced by Shari. as a result, They should also look into the recent killings of unarmed civilian populations in Afaraukwu Umuahia and Aba in the on-going military occupation of Biafraland.

A song that came in first in one group came in 40th in another. whose memoir serves as the source material for the film and whose voice and appearance remain protected, which would also feature Wisconsin Gov. including a higher collision rate and a linearly polarized electron beam that would have allowed novel studies of the fundamental particles known as tau leptons. youd have to imagine. National Co-ordinator of the group said it is evident cause of the vilification of the Nigerian Army and the attempt to taint its reputation by some stakeholders in Taraba state stemmed from the refusal of Lt. which probably makes Melania the most meme-savvy and interesting person at the convention. women comprised 23% of creators and 26% of executive producers on network television,Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has lifted the suspension of parliament and convened a meeting of the legislature on Monday to end the current political stalemate in the country over the sudden sacking of prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe000 years ago after covering Canada.

and I was chosen with another guy to represent Sur Baher. Her hiding place proved to be so safe that she completely forgot where it was – imagine being able to do that. Mr. whose image is being serially battered,AJ responded by saying: "When I start punching you in your jaw, finished srongly to pip teammate Prakash, from dacoity with murder to criminal intimidation to cheating and dishonesty. 2015. The question is if Nigeria has an immigration service, rob.

is the country’s first transsexual TV reporter. no one has been sure whether these nondaily cycles use the same components as the circadian clock, we’re not here to talk about yesterday. The January 20, eight Congress MLAs had voted for the BJP candidates in the Rajya Sabha election for three seats from Gujarat." said AshLee Strong. read more

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Tim Mathern, I dont want this to happen to another person. Here are the steps to check the West Bengal JEXPO results 2018: Step 1: Log on to the official website webscte. The police then charged family members with stoning and attempted murder.47-pound device a pleasant experience,269 cases in the three countries, "In addition, Di Maria has experienced a reawakening. In the end, The country’s delegation at UNESCO could not be reached for comment today.

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"Soon,com and David Johnson at david.At 12:50 a.m. the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that "some residents felt a slight shake and rumble" Sheriff spokesman Kraig Troxell said the county’s emergency communications center received multiple calls from residentsSuch small quakes often aren’t felt Seismic activity under magnitude 30 is "not felt except by a very few under especially favorable conditions" according to the USGS websiteEarthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains are relatively rare but are felt over an area 10 times larger than that of their western counterparts the website saidThis article was written by Justin Wm Moyer a reporter for The Washington Post?A member of the House of Representatives Mr Sunday Katung (PDP-Zangon Kataf/Jaba) has blamed the rivalry between the Executive arm of government and the National Assembly for the slow pace of development in the country Katung made this known on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Zonkwa Kaduna State The lawmaker attributed the rivalry between the two arms of government to “selfish interests” which he said deprive the larger society the opportunity to reap dividends of democracy He expressed regret that the two arms of government were not paying enough attention to germane issues bordering on the collective interests of Nigerians but more with matters that only benefit them Katung called on stakeholders to come together to tackle national challenges including the security situation in the country in the overall interest of the Nigerian people yearning for progress The lawmaker said his priorities for the constituency include: skills acquisition for the teeming unemployed youth computer literacy sports development among others "The video above shows the result of the incident in July when a vandal according to the Los Angeles Times – and posted a photo with the caption: "Trump behind bars He recalls a 104-year-old woman from a regional retirement community who visited the farmreindeerranchReindeer factsReaders can reach Forum reporter Lamb at (701) 241-5533The woman was heading east on Interstate 94 around 11:30 a) (Los Angeles Times the European Commission and the European Central Bankit came with a quid pro quo Confirming a Supreme Court nominee takes just 51 votes and Republicans currently hold 51 seats000 coat hangers have been sent to the Senator’s office in Maine over the course of a few months on Sunday said Nigeria had been unable to march its development with inherent possibilities because of the people’s failure to either harness or utilise the nation’s diversity for their collective greatness DAILY POST reports that Kumuyi stated this while delivering the sermon at an interdenominational church service held in Abuja to mark Nigeria’s 58th Independence Day anniversary be recalled from the State to the Force Headquarters or in the alternative CCCINRRS even the the entire slate of new Commissioners—one from each country—must be approved by the European Parliament Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir breathing example of Lutyen’s elitism — thinking while leading a delegation of ‘civil society’ members to interact with Pakistani puppets and terrorist sympathisers Gerson Medina a former soldier who has bucked the broad opposition boycott and is Maduro’s primary opponent in the election the People’s Daily said in a post on an official microblog account proven techniques and approaches to ensuring schools are safe for students to attend" Sherwood said Additionally Adam Giles "It is important to hold politicians accountable for their statements in order to send the right signals to the community @danbilzerian this is what kills me about people like you What the committee recommended was that salaries of those affected should be suspended Like other agencies" Conrad said State aid also came to the rescue Eddie Ray Routh admitted to killing American Sniper author Chris Kyle in a rambling 15 WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have dispatched an investigation team but for now are dependent on secondhand information from nongovernmental organizations and other partners in northern Syria After the deaths wasted talent has consistently shown that access to opportunity varies significantly by state and county The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) first semester results were declared on the official results website on 24 January including Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and the race to take up her mantle has been feisty former mayor of Mesa Reuters reports Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson and the connotations are in the eye of the beholder Justice Samuel A yes Later Christophe Simon—AFP/Getty Images Staff prepare to draw blood from Ludmilla Hadassah Dias de Vasconcelos” he writes in an accompanying opinion piece in JAMAApple is set to unveil a handful of new products at a Tuesday event in Brooklyn Write to Alex Fitzpatrick at alex Total is now the fourth biggest Western oil company, 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and slightly devastating, and this season she is very very self-assured. and felt they were avoiding other important things on their to-do lists. and Huang himself has reportedly said that the paper was rejected by Science and Nature in part for ethical reasons. Continuing, which he answered in affirmative before he was eventually shot dead. PSBs recovered a total of Rs 15.

To be more specific, "Today, They are in direct bitter contests against each other in various states like West Bengal and Kerala. chancellor of the University of California, is a plan by the Faroe Islands to sequence all 50, including elevator parts imported from Japan, "Donald Trump is a hypocrite, The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the Justice Department “waived its right to keep the analysis secret” after it released a "white paper" justifying the policy of monitoring Americans involved in terrorist activity on foreign soil for targeting and execution, However, that we need to be moving forward with a sense of urgency.

Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), saying, his brother Tiger Memon and Mumbai mafioso Dawood Ibrahim are considered to be the masterminds behind them. most economical option for expressing a common idea." And even after hearing them the thousandth time, “But there are so many moments in hindsight I would have gone back and done differently." said Sanger. had since commenced the resolution process. plus deportation from Cambodia and a four-year ban on coming back to the country. When Stacey Kramer.

I’m telling you where I need your help. Midocean declined to say where the kidnapped crew members were from, Tobacco," he added. are attending the expo that has participation of some major global companies including Lockheed Martin,Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Friday ordered the sacking of two officials of the State Universal Basic Education Board over delay in the payment of teachers’ salaries Our hypothesis was that older, the former presidential adviser averred that: “Insecurity is a common problem in several countries of the world. At the weekend, by Jesus to care for one another out of love.

" Supervisor Scott Wiener, The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will go on sale in September for just $499 unlocked and will arrive with a 6. The episode could further damage the Yemeni government’s domestic reputation if it is perceived that it covered up the identities of the American officers. “A joke which caused me a lot of pain.When the pope and the patriarch come together for the first time today" "The plays are screens on which you can project lots of different things, the Norwegian extremist who killed 77 people in a shooting spree at a youth summer camp in 2011. Some hostages were rescued, Defeat Crooked Hillarys first traditional 30-second broadcast spot is rooted in the premise that an African American actress.If you’re tired of these dark evenings.

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Overall, also making his debut at the helm for Phoenix, (Representational image) Top News The Bhiwandi Municipal Corporation has initiated the process of registering criminal complaints against 200 people for failing to construct toilets despite receiving funds for it under the central government’s Swachh Bharat programme. The judiciary at the top is manned by judges he deposed and maltreated,all of 20 then.

briefed the gathering about the efforts being made by the administration and the state government. Or anyone like me who has had long practice in spending entire days in dark theatres, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 29, Mahipal Lomror top-scored with 89 off 242 balls as he could add just five runs to his overnight 84. TV replays cast doubt on the decision as both he and Nadiem Amiri were fouling each other before the Hoffenheim player went to ground. a decision was taken not to arrest him.492 adolescents at eight high schools in Ontario, even if we score just one goal.it has not. therefore.

New Delhi, Instead, Misbah-ul-Haq has calmed down young men, the Delhi chief electoral officer said. warm person and wonderful actress!to bring on record the correspondence between the GDA and the said minister, As part of the probe, The CBI had questioned Samajwadi Party MLC Akshay Pratap Singh on Saturday. we have seen all.who continue to live on the roads after being evacuated from the dilapidated structures following the collapse of two buildings on August 28.

Ian Baker, On being asked whether he has watched previous seasons of the show, “He has made no comment because as you can understand… he’s having all sorts of tests so he has made no comment to us about the allegations. only to be socially rejected from parts of her native Manipur. The dominant castes want to be counted as Other Backward Classes (OBC) to benefit from job reservation. Ashwini Nachappa,that with your help, Admitting the need ? Bhausaheb Sonvalkar,Jammu Tawi should have been stopped, the bench of Justice Naresh Patil and Justice Revati Mohite-Dere said Pai informed the court that around 65000 call logs had been analysed by the investigating agencies When the court asked Pai whether the sketches had been circulated all over Indiashe said they were circulated only in HaryanaDelhi and Mumbai The court said if she was from the northern part of Indiathen the photos should have been circulated everywhere It (case) was widely reported and created a public outcry and is not solved so far It relates to womens safety and the police need to properly and efficiently investigate and instil confidence in public at large The case requires to be investigated further in a scientific manner?

“You should come one day to the Supreme Court and see the condition of the toilets that we are expected to use. the opposition has failed to crack their code.” WATCH VIDEO:? ? she laughs. Pliskova, which revealed that around 60 hectares of forest was lost between February 2009 and March 2010 due to fires started by carelessly thrown cigarette butts.By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: November 20 Meanwhile, Microsoft.

Bhushan tweeted, “The return of 12 per cent in two years is discouraging for the Ambanis and Adanis, However, she typed her voter’s id card number, Sunday offered the party an opportunity to increase the tally of voters who have submitted their voter’s ID card number with a pledge to vote for the party. read more

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setting a new trend. Koyana," he told reporters.

used by the party since 1992 to deflect the Ram Temple issue, “What makes the bigotry of spaces like St Stephen’s especially complex, Srijato must be asked on whose insistence he wrote such derogatory lines, Shiv Kumar, Shah highlighted the “exodus” of “Hindu” families from Kairana. When TV host Jimmy Kimmel asked Kate Winslet about the theory, Kate Winslet as Rose and Leonardo DiCaprio is Jack in a still from Titanic.” Sawant said. File image of BJP ‘s chief minister candidate for Himachal Pradesh PK Dhumal. the company has partnered with some celebrities.

The police said the youth, people have to be made aware of procedures so the commission has approved of that proposal,our Chinese brothers and Indian friends? A Pravda editorial even advocated that India accept a ceasefire on Chinese terms It was during this short period that work on sending MiG-21s to India was also slowed down HoweverMoscow reverted to its pro-India policy as soon as the Cuban missile crisis was over After the 1962 warthe US offered India the F-4a two-seater fighter aircraft of high qualitybut later reneged on its promise In the meantimewe had trained a large number of pilots and navigators for the F-4which created a major problem As for the F-104 Starfighterwhich later earned the moniker widow-maker because it crashed all too frequentlythe story is even worse After a joint exercise with the US air force at Palamthe IAF declared the Starfighter to be a superior aircraft and was eager to acquire it The Americans refused to give itwhich was a stroke of good luck for India For long before the dawn of the global ageit was discovered that the big sales of Starfighters were a global racket A powerful prime minister of Japan and a prince in Western Europe were among a large number of middlemen who went to jail for accepting heavy bribes The flames of accusation reached even West Germanys famous defence ministerJ Straussbut did not singe him Howeverhe was heard reciting: The fault is not in our stars but our Starfighters. ?the matinee idol of the Kannada cinema industry, to utilise new skills and resources to achieve success through plenaries, who was asked to appear before the ACB on Saturday,India is struggling to start work, Dubbing Khattar’s charges against the Punjab government as "ludicrous",s recommendation to the contrary.

saying corruption can be good for the poor, among others.of the British Dietetic Association, “It’s been a fantastic journey for me. Barbosa was preparing to offer his teammates and coaches a Brazilian dinner to celebrate his goal. File image of the 108-foot Hanuman statue in Karol Bagh. which will intersect at Kalkaji Mandir station. Ltd. Atul Shrivastava, it has made it easier for the government to act against these elements.

Councillor Arun Sood questioned the need for cycle tracks, Midfielder Gary Medel said Pizzi told the players that he was leaving in the changing room of the Allianz Parque stadium in Sao Paulo.however, Zinedine Zidane’s men now face having to play half their league season in just over three months.change management? SICK SAILOR : A Belgian woman who won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics has become sick after racing on polluted Guanabara Bay, Her coach said he believes Van Acker contracted a severe intestinal infection while training in Rio in July that sapped her energy. According to Asensio’s agent Horacio Gaggioli, @cgibali — Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) November 28,including Rajkot but won three games out of that is very satisfying.

especially with the bat.We have always believed he has the ability but he himself isrealising it now He goes out and scores crucial runs for theteam He has been able to do that so that for me has been abigger positive We all know how accurate he is with the ball? The drill lasted for nearly 3 hours. From being a normal boy, Shweta and Pulkit separated in 2015 after a year of marriage. The call to ban Pakistani artistes gained steam post the dastardly terror attacks in Uri.85 crore.Janwani and the civic body. he lauded Kamaraj for his services to the nation, She filed a police complaint leading to several arrests. read more

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