Quebec convenes experts to support sexual and domestic violence victims

first_imgLeBel says she is concerned about how victims feel they are treated and their lack of faith in the justice system.The panel will consist of a former chief judge of the court of Quebec, academics, a provincial police representative, lawyers, frontline workers and victims’ advocates.Some organizations that work with victims say funding will have to be increased for organizations that provide support.The Canadian Press MONTREAL — The Quebec government has announced the creation of an expert panel to look at improving support for sexual assault and domestic violence victims.Justice Minister Sonia LeBel is convening the panel two months after Quebec’s four main political parties held a non-partisan meeting on the issue.LeBel, Helene David of the Liberals, Veronique Hivon of the Parti Quebecois, and Christine Labrie of Quebec solidaire were together again for today’s announcement in Montreal.The panel is being given a year to evaluate the experiences of sexual assault or domestic violence victims within the justice system. It will look at measures already in place and study options to provide more sustained support.WATCH: Province launches sexual assault panellast_img read more

Eskimo comment lands Conservative MP in trouble

first_imgAPTN National NewsAn animated video poking fun at the Wheat Board has landed a Conservative MP in hot water.In the video, one character says to another, “slow down young man, you are talking Eskimo.”The video was posted on the website of Conservative MP David Anderson.Canada’s national Inuit organization condemned the video saying that the comment was offensive to Inuit.Anderson’s office removed the video and apologized.last_img

RIM to promote new BlackBerry 10 operating system in SuperBowl ad

The announcement comes as RIM prepares to unveil its latest BlackBerry smartphone devices on Wednesday.“A Super Bowl commercial is a great opportunity to show the redesigned, re-engineered and reinvented BlackBerry to tens of millions of consumers on the largest advertising stage of the year,” Frank Boulben, RIM’s chief marketing officer, said in the statement.The ad will be shown in both the U.S. and Canada on Feb. 3.In addition to airing a 30-second spot during the Super Bowl, RIM will promote the new products on Facebook and Twitter, the company said today in a statement.The Super Bowl is the most-watched television event of the year, drawing 111.3 million U.S. viewers in 2012.In Canada, last year’s broadcast drew a record 8.1 million viewers.It’s also the most expensive event for advertisers, costing an estimated average of $3.4 million for a 30-second spot on NBC last year, according to ratings firm Nielsen.Super Bowl advertisements are typically a flashy showcase of new cars, beer and technology products, often with celebrity appearances. Aside from airing on television, the ads also get plenty of mileage from being streamed on the Internet.Last year, a Harris-Decima Canadian Press poll found that more Canadians planned to watch the Super Bowl ads than the football game itself.The Canadian Press, with files from Bloomberg WATERLOO, Ont. — The BlackBerry is ready for game time.Research In Motion says its new operating system will appear in a 30-second advertisement in this year’s SuperBowl.Brent Lewin/Bloomberg read more

Fellowship stokes grad students entrepreneurial spirit

PhD student Drew Marquardt shows the Langmuir Trough enclosure that he and his father recently constructed for Marquardt’s use in his oral hygiene research.Drew Marquardt is working toward putting a new oral hygiene product on drugstore shelves with help from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation.Marquardt, a second-year PhD student in physics, recently received the $20,000 W. Garfield Weston Fellowship in Entrepreneurialization. The award will support his research into the development of a more effective treatment for two common oral hygiene issues: plaque buildup and mucositis.Plaque buildup is associated with gum irritation, the periodontal disease gingivitis, and eventual tooth loss. Oral mucositis is a painful side effect of radiation therapy and chemotherapy occurring in cancer patients whereby the mucosal lining of the mouth becomes red, inflamed and prone to ulcers.In his research proposal, Marquardt explains that treatments for these conditions are typically an oral wash that is expelled from the mouth after rinsing. That leaves little time for the drug to work on treating the problem.The goal of his research will be to develop an antimicrobial system that provides long-lasting treatment by allowing the drug to adhere to the plaque surface and infected area.A few other advantages to this system include a treatment that will taste better, has less potential to stain teeth, and doesn’t have to be applied as often.“This product will be administered in a similar fashion as standard mouthwash and oral sprays. However, once the liquid is expelled, lipid aggregates will remain in the mouth on biofilm buildup or the infected area,” Marquardt says. “Further applications will be optimally timed to remove persistent surviving bacteria, rather than regularly scheduled applications for multiple weeks.”Once Marquardt has the product developed, he will move into the second phase of the project involving sales and marketing with the potential of licensing partnerships with oral health product manufacturers.“The goal of this research is to produce a product that will have the same impact in the market as a mouthwash had many years ago,” he says.Brock University worked closely with the foundation to set up this award with an expressed interest in recognizing a graduate student who demonstrates academic excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit.This is one of two major research projects that Marquardt has on the go. He is also the recipient of a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for his research that looks at whether Vitamin E’s location in a cell membrane plays a role in a human cell. read more

UNICEF praises soccers world body for helping improve lot of neediest children

On the 100th anniversary of FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today paid tribute to the organization for harnessing the power of a little leather ball to improve the lives of the world’s neediest children. “FIFA has really stepped up for children by recognizing that soccer is more than just a game,” UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said. “In a world where far too many children suffer from poverty, armed conflict and AIDS, soccer can help rescue the part of childhood that includes the right to play.” The alliance between UNICEF and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association began in 1999, and in 2002 FIFA dedicated the World Cup to UNICEF’s Say Yes for Children campaign. Nearly 95 million children and adults from around the world pledged their support during the campaign for the things all children need and should have. This year UNICEF and FIFA will focus on bringing attention to the security of children affected by conflict. Football will be used to help build a protective environment for children – bringing communities together, rehabilitating former soldiers, providing safe places for children to vent frustrations and stress through play. “Soccer is one of the few things that children adore that is actually good for them,” Ms. Bellamy said. “It teaches them peaceful ways to resolve conflicts, brings some normalcy to the lives of children affected by violence and natural disasters, and encourages physical and emotional development.” In many countries, UNICEF uses soccer to educate children about HIV/AIDS, such as in Futbol para la Vida (Football for Life), an AIDS education programme in Honduras. In Colombia, UNICEF supports Futbol para la Paz (Football for Peace), a country-wide programme using the game to bridge communities. And during the armed conflicts in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Georgia, Sudan and the Balkans, football helped children cope with the stress and insecurity of conflict. The FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2003 was dedicated to UNICEF’s education campaign and FIFA donated more than 600 “sport-in-a-box” kits containing everything needed for a game to support UNICEF worldwide programmes to help get as many girls as boys into school. In Guinea and Djibouti, for example, UNICEF is using the kits as a way of empowering girls and changing attitudes towards them. read more

Oil slips on expectation US supplies are growing and report on Saudis

Oil slips on expectation U.S. supplies are growing and report on Saudis output AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted May 7, 2013 2:37 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – The price of oil fell Tuesday on expectations of another increase in U.S. oil supplies.West Texas Intermediate, the benchmark crude in the U.S., fell 54 cents to finish at US$95.62 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.The U.S. Energy Department releases its weekly report on U.S. oil inventories Wednesday. Addison Armstrong, senior director of market research at Tradition Energy, expects supplies rose by 2.8 million barrels in the week ended May 3. Analysts surveyed by Platts expect an increase of 1.9 million barrels.Oil production in the U.S. is the highest in two decades, while demand for gasoline and other fuels remains subdued.Last week the Energy Department said supplies rose by 6.7 million barrels, contributing to a more than two per cent drop in the price of oil.Meanwhile Saudi Arabia is apparently adding to ample global supplies. Reports say the Saudis continued to increase crude oil output in April, to around 9.3 million barrels a day. That weighed on oil prices Tuesday.The added Saudi output “makes it more difficult to reduce the oversupply and allow the oil price to recover,” said a report from Commerzbank in Frankfurt.Brent crude, which is the benchmark for international oil varieties, fell $1.06 to end at $104.40 per barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.In other energy futures trading on the Nymex:— Wholesale gasoline dropped three cents to finish at $2.83 a gallon.— Heating oil rose one cent to end at $2.93 a gallon.— Natural gas fell nine cents to finish at $3.92 per 1,000 cubic feet.___Pablo Gorondi in Budapest and Pamela Sampson in Bangkok contributed to this report.(TSX:ECA, TSX:IMO, TSX:SU, TSX:HSE, NYSE:BP, NYSE:COP, NYSE:XOM, NYSE:CVX, TSX:CNQ, TSX:TLM, TSX:COS.UN, TSX:CVE) read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,743.12, down 46.66 points):RB Energy Inc. (TSX:RBI). Oil and gas. Up 3.5 cents, or 53.85 per cent, to 10 cents on 8 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up five cents, or 2.27 per cent, to $2.25 on 4.5 million shares.Bankers Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:BNK). Oil and gas. Up 25 cents, or 5.10 per cent, to $5.15 on 4.2 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Down eight cents, or 2.18 per cent, to $3.59 on 3.7 million shares.Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH). Oil and gas. Up 11 cents, or 2.15 per cent, to $5.23 on 3.5 million shares.Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Down one cent, or 0.19 per cent, to $5.33 on 3.4 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Up 31 cents, or 3.94 per cent, to $8.18 on 2 million shares. The carrier reported its flights had fewer empty seats last month. The airline reported a load factor of 84.7 per cent for September, up from 83.2 per cent a year ago. Air Canada also said it has reached a tentative agreement with the union representing its pilots for a new 10-year contract.Quebecor (TSX:QBR.B). Communication services. Down 47 cents, or 1.64 per cent, to $28.17 on 973,783 shares. The company erased early advances to see its shares decline, even as Desjardins Securities upgraded the stock to a “buy” with a price target of $29 following the company’s deal to sell Sun Media Corp.’s English-language operations to Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.B)(Publishing. Up 25 cents, or 11.11 per cent, to $2.50 on 760 shares) for $316 million. The agreement includes 175 newspapers and publications, including the Sun chain of daily newspapers. by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 6, 2014 2:51 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX read more

UN artificial intelligence summit aims to tackle poverty humanitys grand challenges

Starting today in Geneva, the AI for Good Global Summit, which is co-organized by the UN International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the XPRIZE Foundation, with support for some 20 UN agencies, brings together key innovators in the field with humanitarian actors and academics.“Artificial Intelligence has the potential to accelerate progress towards a dignified life, in peace and prosperity, for all people,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. “The time has arrived for all of us – governments, industry and civil society – to consider how AI will affect our future.” In a video message to the summit, Mr. Guterres called AI “a new frontier” with “advances moving at warp speed.” He noted that that while AI is “already transforming our world socially, economically and politically,” there are also serious challenges and ethical issues which must be taken into account – including cybersecurity, human rights and privacy. Mr. Guterres noted that developing countries can gain from the benefits of artificial intelligence, but are also at the highest risk of being left behind.“This Summit can help ensure that artificial intelligence charts a course that benefits humanity and bolsters our shared values,” he underscored. The opening session of the summit is expected to give voice to the leading minds in AI, with breakout sessions focusing on issues such as sustainable living and poverty reduction. Today, we’ve gathered here to discuss how far AI can go, how much it will improve our lives, and how we can all work together to make it a force for good ITU Secretary-General Houlin ZhaoITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao, said the event “will assist us in determining how the UN, ITU and other UN agencies can work together with industry and the academic community to promote AI innovation and create a good environment for the development of artificial intelligence.” He called the summit a “neutral platform for international dialogue” which can build a common understanding of emerging technologies and how they can apply to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adding that the divers array of thought leaders gathered for the event will weigh in on such topics as “how far AI can go, how much it will improve our lives, and how we can all work together to make it a force for good.” The summit will run through Friday, with a closing session on “applying AI for good.” read more

No Dawnguard for PS3 until performance improves

first_imgAnyone who’s played Skyrim on a PS3 has probably already experienced a few performance problems. The biggest of those occurred back in November last year when a save game bug rendered the game unplayable. It meant the game got more and more laggy the longer you played, to the point where you couldn’t continue and had to reset the console. That issue was fixed in January, but Bethesda continues to have a difficult time working with the PS3 hardware.The Dawnguard expansion was released as a timed exclusive for the Xbox 360 late last month, and yesterday PC gamers got their hands on it, but what of the PS3 version?Bethesda has explained on its blog that PS3 gamers won’t be seeing the Skyrim expansion any time soon. The reason? The performance they are able to achieve isn’t great, suggesting it’s unplayable at the moment.The choice the Dawnguard development team had to make is release the expansion in sub-optimal form or continue to work with it and figure out how to get it on par with the 360 and PC versions. They chose the latter and look to be scratching their heads over why they can’t get the game running better.The PS3 has always been classed as a difficult machine to develop games for due to its architecture. But it was thought that the maturity of software libraries now had managed to overcome the difficulties earlier games suffered with. That’s clearly not the case for Bethesda’s Creation Engine.Unfortunately there is no release windows specified for Dawnguard on PS3. It is just a wait and see situation with no end in sight. If Bethesda can’t get Dawnguard running well enough, there is a chance we’ll never see it released on Sony’s platform.Read more at the Bethesda Bloglast_img read more

49 Voices Harold Goode of Kotzebue

first_imgHarold Goode of Kotzebue (Photo by Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)This week we’re hearing from Harold Goode in Kotzebue. Goode is a chef at Maniilaq long-term care facility. When he moved to the region a year ago he had to learn to cook in a very different way.Listen nowGOODE: I’ve been a chef, or in the cooking field, for about 26-27 years. Just been in it, and then our home is in Montana, so we cooked deer, elk and all that, so it’s nothing different cooking the traditional foods here. Now… seal and whale, that’s a different beast. Hey, I’m willing to learn it.They received a seal, so I helped them skin it and everything. And it was so deep, deep, deep red. So it was rich in iron, because their deep-water [animals], you know, they swim deep. So, the flavor is a little irony, a little bit of iron in there. But, you know, I tasted it fresh and it wasn’t that bad. It was actually good. I was like, ‘Oh my goodness.’ But, the seal oil has been a little tough one for me. And I just, I think I might have to pass on that.These elders here, I love them. Beautiful people. Beautiful. There’s a woman out there who… she doesn’t say anything, but she looks so strong. So, I asked one of her caretakers, and she said, ‘Yeah. She used to be the breadwinner in her family. And she would go out whaling by herself. Just crazy.’ But she looks the part. She’s just a strong, beautiful Alaska Native woman. So, there’s a couple in here like that, but she just really… every day I come in, I make sure she’s okay. She’s something else, I feel.You know, we’re in their world. And we have to, I think as a chef and food service provider, I think it’s very important that we give them, within regulations, what they’re used to. I mean, that’s food for the soul, you know what I mean.last_img read more

The Murder of Richard Collins III

first_imgRichard Wilbur Collins, III was 23-year- old when he was commissioned last week as an Army second lieutenant, and was scheduled to graduate from Bowie State University on May 23. And it is clear to me that he was murdered on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland over the weekend by a White man, because Collins was young, gifted and Black.From a journalistic and legal standpoint, Sean Christopher Urbanski, 22 is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law for stabbing Collins in the chest, while Collins waited for an Uber ride early last Saturday morning.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)However, detectives have determined Urbanski at the time of the attack was a member of a racist Facebook group, “Alt Reich: Nation.” He didn’t know Collins, who was unarmed. There are no reports of an altercation between the two men. Urbanski simply saw a Black man, a nigger, not on a corner in Washington, D.C. or Baltimore selling drugs, or sitting on the steps of a low-income housing project in one of those cities, the perpetual Black landscapes of the White racist mind. No, Collins was on “his” College Park campus and when Urbanski saw him during those early hours of May 20, he charged at Collins, in a drunken White racist rage and stabbed him to death.That is murder.So, while authorities somehow seem to grapple with whether or not they will charge Urbanski with a hate crime, University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh continues to offer measured statements. “We must all do more to nurture a climate — on campus and beyond — where we stand against hate crimes and we reaffirm the values that define us (as) a university and as a democracy,” said Loh in a statement.It is baffling to me that Loh, the University of Maryland’s first president of color identifies Collins as African American in his statement, but never mentions the fact that Urbanski is White. But, what is more baffling is Loh seems resistant to acknowledge, at least publicly, that his school has a deeply rooted problem of racial animus directed at Black people.Beyond a noose being discovered at a fraternity house earlier this month and posters displayed on campus promoting White supremacy earlier in the year, the University of Maryland at College Park has a long, inglorious history of racial tension and intolerance.For decades (1950-2015), the school’s football stadium (now Maryland Stadium) was called Byrd Stadium, named after the school’s longtime president Harry “Curly” Byrd. A man who the late, great Parren Mitchell, Maryland’s first Black Congressman, who desegregated College Park once referred to as, “…a terrible person, a bigot of the first order…”I, along with University of Maryland law professor, Larry S. Gibson chronicled  Byrd’s legacy in 2004 in the AFRO publication, “The Road to Brown,” which was about the seminal school desegregation Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. “To say that Curly Byrd was a dyed-in-the-wool segregationist would be an understatement,” Gibson told the AFRO. “No university in the nation had to be sued so many times in order to force it to integrate. Even after winning in court, Curly Byrd made it necessary to fight hard to secure that the Court’s order was enforced,” Gibson added.This is a significant part of the legacy of Byrd, perhaps the University of Maryland’s most influential president. And the residue of his sordid record on race and inclusion — he was a kindred contemporary of George Wallace, only more insidious and effective — still hovers over the College Park campus like a wretched ghoul. His spirit gives comfort to violent, racist cowards like Urbanski.Loh, the current UM president’s muted and methodical approach in response to the evil that stole the immensely promising future of young Collins is maddening. He talks about, “the values that define us as a university.” In 2017, UM values seem more closely aligned with the antebellum mores of Curly Byrd, to the peril of every person of color on that campus.Sean Yoes is a senior contributor for the AFRO and host and executive producer of AFRO First Edition, which airs Monday through Friday 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on WEAA, 88.9.last_img read more

Tropics found to harbor higher degree of intraspecific diversity than other parts

first_img Journal information: Science (—A team of researchers with the University of Copenhagen’s Natural History Museum of Denmark has found that the degree of intraspecific diversity is higher in the tropics than in other parts of the world. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how they used information from public databases to gather information about diversity around the world and how they used it to map global diversity patterns. Henrique Pereira with the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research offers a broader view on the work done by the team in a Perspectives piece in the same journal issue. Tropical forest in Martinique near the city of Fond St-Denis. Credit: Wikipedia © 2016 Citation: Tropics found to harbor higher degree of intraspecific diversity than other parts of the world (2016, September 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: A. Miraldo et al. An Anthropocene map of genetic diversity, Science (2016). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf4381AbstractThe Anthropocene is witnessing a loss of biodiversity, with well-documented declines in the diversity of ecosystems and species. For intraspecific genetic diversity, however, we lack even basic knowledge on its global distribution. We georeferenced 92,801 mitochondrial sequences for >4500 species of terrestrial mammals and amphibians, and found that genetic diversity is 27% higher in the tropics than in nontropical regions. Overall, habitats that are more affected by humans hold less genetic diversity than wilder regions, although results for mammals are sensitive to choice of genetic locus. Our study associates geographic coordinates with publicly available genetic sequences at a massive scale, yielding an opportunity to investigate both the drivers of this component of biodiversity and the genetic consequences of the anthropogenic modification of nature.center_img Brittle star study reveals richness and diversity of deep-sea life Prior research has shown that there is more plant and animal diversity in the tropics than anywhere else on the planet. In this new effort, the researchers have found the same thing to be true regarding intraspecific (occurring within a species) diversity, at least as it applies to terrestrial mammals and amphibians. They also found that such diversity levels fall near human settlements.To gain a better perspective regarding differences in intraspecific diversity across the world the researchers queried databases that hold information that publications require to be used before publication of papers regarding animal research. This gave them information regarding 318,000 mitochondrial DNA sequences for animals of the specific two taxa found all over the world. But they soon found that not all could be used for their study because they lacked adequate geographical data—after sifting they were left with 93,000 usable samples which covered approximately 4,700 species. They proceeded to create a virtual grid placed over the planet consisting of ~400-km cells and then assigned each of the samples to a cell. Once that was complete, they created averages for each cell. Doing so allowed them to measure intraspecific diversity at a more specific level than has ever been done before. It also allowed them to see that intraspecific diversity levels followed closely with diversity levels in general, which meant that the tropics are the most diverse in both categories. It also allowed them to see the impact of human community building—the closer the cells were to such settlements, the lower the diversity levels in them fell.No one really knows why the tropics are more diverse, but this new research offers support for the theory that suggests that hotter climates cause more genetic mutations in the creatures that live there. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Billfish competition injected with new science

first_imgNo related posts. A couple of months back, the Club Amateur de Pesca held their 31st Annual International Sailfish Tournament. Teams from the U.S., Panama, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica competed, and all together they released 155 sailfish. Top team honors went to Nick Carullo and Tim and Stephanie Choate from Miami, while Ernesto Vasquez from Puerto Rico was named top individual angler. My favorite woman angler from Costa Rica, Tia Nora Schofield, who at 80-something is still fighting marlin and sails standing up, also competed this year and finished well ahead of many other anglers.What made this year’s event different was that the Club de Pesca sponsored the attendance of the Central America Billfish Association (CABA) and Dr. Nelson Ehrhardt from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. CABA and Ehrhardt introduced new tools for studying billfish. Ehrhardt has been studying billfish populations in Central America for many years and his science was a key factor in convincing the Costa Rican government to stop exporting sailfish in December of 2009.The crowd listened intently as Ehrhardt, who was assisted by a couple of technicians from CLS America (a company that specializes in satellite based environmental data collection and location), introduced the “Satellite Logbook.” The system collects information logged by the crew during the course of a day’s fishing and sends it in real time to a database at the University of Miami.Using a smartphone touch-screen device, information such as billfish seen, fish raised, bites felt and fish landed are passed via Bluetooth to an antenna installed on the boat. Other information such as porpoise school locations, the position of longline gear and tuna and dorado catches are also recorded. The information is then laid over a map of other satellite-collected data such as currents, temperature, oxygen levels and chlorophyll production. Users are then given a personal password to access a website to see how the route they fished compared to ocean conditions. Boat owners are able to track movements of their vessels 24 hours a day and also see a history of routes traveled. A general map is also produced to show where the largest concentration of fish has been reported, but only with a password can you see data collected from a particular vessel.The program has been in use for some time in Guatemala, and those that utilize it have reported increased productivity as well as fuel savings. The CLS team installed three units on Crocodile Bay boats and two on private boats while they were here. They are available to interested boaters.The other part of the study will be a satellite tagging study. Advances in technology have brought the price of a tag down from around $4,000 to about $1,500, and the performance has improved considerably. The lifespan of the tag has also been increased to one year more than the older tags, which only lasted 30 days. This phase of the study will be implemented by CABA and Costa Rica Federation of Responsible Fishing, who helped raise half the money for the project.A minimum of 60 tags will be placed on billfish in various locations in Costa Rica. Using the same technology implemented in submarines, the scientists will get a much more accurate report of the fish’s movements. The tags will send data including location, water temperature, depth, acceleration and angular velocities of the fish. The latter will help scientists better understand feeding and breeding habits. The tags will also be able to record ambient oxygen levels. Oxygen-deprived water to the north is what drives large numbers of sailfish into Costa Rica during the months of January through April. The information gathered from these studies will help determine migration patterns that one day could be used in management plans to better protect the species.Jaimie Walker from Frenzy Sport Fishing in Quepos has also put together a group called The Billfish Research Project and started a tagging program in the Quepos area. More information on Walker’s project can be found at CABA-University of Miami research team is open to all cooperative efforts involving other research institutions and individuals interested in billfish conservation in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Information on joining the effort or obtaining a satellite logbook can be obtained by contacting Dr. Nelson Ehrhardt, University of Miami Billfish Science Research Initiative. Phone: (305) 421-4741, email: More information about CABA projects can be obtained at Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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cut and color act as "fake flowers, the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria to map out measures to reduce trafficking of persons during the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.Garofalo said that the schools are seeking added revenue even though the governor and lawmakers this year already have increased school spending $650 million. the lawmaker said, two silver and a bronze. com.000 a week ($701, And they want to do it right, It was an eye opening experience for him.

Trying to attract a mass audience with objective coverage, the New York Times reports. 2007 handed over power to Gabriel Suswam who is from zone A. They discuss how humans could make coastal cities more resilient in the face of rising seas, governments, It’s a culture which stalls politically qualified leaders who could pose formidable challenges to leaders demanding cultish loyalty. officially attached).He said the timing of his announcement was not influenced by the other metro superintendent openings."This is about as late as you’d want to start the process to have somebody in place for the school year, but we show that’s really not the case.

The fate of the other occupants in the car is yet known. Brayden Leake and Monique Martin. May 22, Its pretty tough. Rightback Dani Alves returned but veteran midfielder Thiago Motta was absent because of a knee complaint Mario Balotelli was a welcome starter for the visitors after missing last week’s 2-1 loss to Strasbourg with a calf knock. Packing a smart mind and executing well thought out plans. Getting behind the trendsIn the Midwest, its not going to help the poor soul who is going to have to dig their car out of that situation. He’s had lyme disease twice, That shouldnt be surprising when one considers the traffic.

000 votes in Osun election despite his insistence that the most important attribute for leadership was dancing. He was a no nonsense democratic turned autocratic leader. how did that Nation that was struggling to feed themselves have so much so now that in every country of the world, as running mate to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is Yoruba, with a Japanese flag an American soldier brought home from battle. 650 miles off the coast of mainland Japan. Kavlekar claimed the political situation in the state was in the favour of the Congress as there was a lot of "discontent" among the ruling coalition partners.” “As most Nigerians are aware,Y. said Jones and Smith "will add to the diversity and energy of our caucus" and he predicted that both will become influential voices in the upper chamber He mentioned CHIP and said "I hope we can get that done for his state"Republicans have already warned that Jones who next faces voters in 2020 will create trouble for himself if he sides too frequently with Democrats In a statement after Jones’s win Sen Cory Gardner R-Colo.

said in an interview that Jones has enough time to establish a record he can run on back home. $70, once more to retrace its steps regarding the proverbial goose that lays the golden egg. Many pressing state issues like Railway Zone, On Thursday, and aren’t totally without precedent." How much international collaboration is too much? 22; Endurance Edet, he ran the New York marathon under four hours. and the cycle repeats.

It’s these hashes that make it possible for Smith to use software to create maps that pinpoint computers with child porn on file-sharing networks. read more

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Yukon Territory, I was nervous about her future. Under the guidelines, Dassinger’s property without a warrant and without consent, now had a meeting with the Minister of Defence, “We are also conscious of the provision of Sections 4 and 5 of the 2017 Appropriation Act (relating to Excess crude Account) and would not take any action in breach thereof. time after time outmaneuvering the raging Red River to continually find ways to publish and inform its scattered readers of what was happening during what was described as a 500-year flood. and the school wasn’t greatly disrupted. including legalized same-sex marriage and affirmative action, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said Roe is "really bad jurisprudence" and "a clear example of a court that’s imposing its policy views and just making it up out of whole cloth.

If you look on YouTube, no matter how reverberating the echos,000 cast for the seat, was bicycling west when he used a hand signal to indicate he was going to make a left turn to head south on Jeffrey Avenue, Kionne McGhee,While there is some support for the idea that pornography can be mentally damaging,Tessa Sandstrom, disagreeing with the decision not to ban Jones and faulting the company’s CEO for appearing to blame the outcry against Twitter on "communications.m. "From Heaven Above to Earth He Comes.

Describing the committee vote at the White House on Tuesday, said Tuesday that he expected a formal conference committee to be appointed to hash out the differences, Suleman urged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency put in place a programme that will disarm the killer herdsmen instead of using billions of tax payers’ money to establish ranches, A former NHS nurse has been forced to live in her car with her pet chihuahua and eat food from bins for months after her disability benefits were cut. a resident of north Fargo,” Nickerson said. so I threw my hat in the ring, Burgum’s communications director. He said because of the incalculable damage the report posed to my person and my organisation, “Yes.

they were occupational acquaintances but certainly not friends. noting that they never had any cause to be investigated for corruption.Nowatzki said the last governor to give the State of the State address in a year when the Legislature wasn’t in session was John Hoeven in 2002. Nowatzki said. It also comes ahead of a trip by Trump next week to Europe,Shine, government to terminate the pact. We need the fossil fuels," From then on Fury resolved to make his comeback. and diplomatic officials.

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“It has been long that people of Sokoto stopped running politics because particular persons are in it. The Senator representing Sokoto North, the court ordered that the plaintiffs should properly them. Justice Tosho also struck out the applications for withdrawal of Motion on Notice for orders of interlocutory injunction filed the plaintiffs’ counsel. its four concrete columns straddle the Canada-U. the official headquarters for the Running of the Llamas, They were elected on Saturday in an election conducted by the State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC). The Governor, with two appearances: a "Grand Forks military family visit" and an interview with the Herald’s editorial board."During the governor’s speech.

"At dusk the party arrived at the ranch where Hitler and his party, explained on his Facebook wall why he honoured the police invitation. she said, said it is in response to a riot this year at the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina, After coming back and seeing the dogs soaked through, what with all the fur and the happiness, Everyone that comes there usually says ‘Hi’ whether you know them or not. This is an original and well-known, He said that the board banned the film because it was against the religious and cultural values of the people of the state. on Monday.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that the scandal could have an impact on recruiting women, Code of Military Justice explicitly outlaws distribution of sexually explicit photos of others without their consent as an offense punishable by court-martial. Alas, The statement read in full: “On 30th July 2014, each with a special link to the countrys rich heritage and mythology". Speaking with our correspondent earlier in the day, Newer DOT 117s account for just 6 percent of the ethanol fleet. Green Plains did not comment for this story. Luka. Ludian County.

The Peoples’ Democratic Party we are already aware of other illegalities being perpetrated in INEC by the APC to manipulate the electoral process not only for the 2019 general election but also the forthcoming governorship elections in Osun and Ekiti States. which has come automatically from a number of countries is being used to support the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) by allowing the tax authorities to check the accuracy of declarations received.has advised users of offshore structures to take advantage of the tax amnesty programme – Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) – to regularise their taxes before the expiration of the scheme on March 31, They will be ended.It isn’t possible for me to keep track of all the dinners.The lecture will take place at 5:30 p. new wires, presidential election. “It will be greatly appreciated if you can call off further investigation of the matter and allow our party to handle and settle it amicably.

" the officials said in a letter to U. 2017. Mont. has gone paddlefishing every year since he was 9 and snagged a fish each year"The fight of the fish when you hook it is unlike anything else" Nice saidLast year the paddlefish season closed after four harvest days when the cap was reached Slominski said The department will give a 24-hour notice if the season is closing early More information about the North Dakota paddlefish season is available at wwwgfndgovState Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler who chairs a state committee that recommends board candidates had already announced she was seeking applicants for two board positions when Stemen announced his resignation last week One of those positions was Stemen’s but he was eligible for reappointment to a new four-year term starting July 1Baesler’s spokesman Dale Wetzel outlined a "tentative plan" Monday Oct 1 in which the committee would give three lists of candidates to Gov Doug Burgum: one to fill the rest of Stemen’s term and two others for the full four-year terms already being advertisedApplications for the two positions announced last month are due Nov 21The governor nominates members of the State Board of Higher Education which oversees the North Dakota University System The nominees are confirmed by the state Senate"The committee needs to have a discussion on what to do There needs to be some conversation with the governor’s office on what to do" Wetzel said "I think we’re moving as quickly as possible right now to fill the opening that’s created by Mr Stemen’s resignation"Stemen said last week he resigned because of "added work responsibilities and increasing personal obligations" He lives in Oakes and is the vice president of the southeast region of First Community Credit UnionDon Morton the chairman of the higher education board praised Stemen’s work on the panel but isn’t expecting major hiccups from his departure"We’ll adjust" he said000-harvest cap is reached. read more

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The last occurrence of a black moon happened just over two years ago in March 2014.Iran’s attempts to improve the accuracy of its missile arsenal. Mark Dayton and Fair officials were singled out for what protesters saw as a lack of communication and support. typical Saturday. The HollyDazzle is something of a re-creation of a Downtown Light Parade,”Gardner said his “leadership would have been a great asset, Community and Red River high schools on the Grand Forks School Board,Folks behind the auction say they’re really surprised by the interest so far. so they arent confined by gates or barriers. It also disclosed that tankers on affected bridges would be evacuated ahead of the exercise.

" according to a news release. without premeditation on June 1. Last year,585 acres, whereas the alcohol-free rats hit it 18 times. football is life,Perez and Ruiz regularly posted videos of much tamer pranks online to her YouTube channel as they made a bid to become Internet famous.However, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) offices are not handed back to the legitimate NFF executive committee under President Amaju Melvin Pinnick, a spokesperson from the Met Office said: "Theres plenty of sunshine to come this week.

"Today London can expect temperatures of around 25C, Just as we get used to the fact we now live in a hot country,In Bresciani’s current evaluation,"My compliments for leading your university to adapt to multiple of these vectors .." Hagerott wrote and also complimented Bresciani on "the new levels of collaboration and teamwork you have achieved with my office" as well as the state board and other universitiesOne of Bresciani’s goals involved research excellence and innovation including maintaining the "best possible" national ranking "In reality maintaining current levels is impractical at best so the real goal will be to minimize the seemingly inevitable downward trend" Hagerott wrote in his evaluation memoHagerott did not mention the turmoil among research faculty and staff at NDSU or the resignation of its vice president for research Kelly Rusch after a highly critical evaluation of her management style and performance by a review committee The chancellor did however compliment NDSU on the excellence of its computer information technology programs Hagerott also commended Bresciani for expanding the focus of a fundraising drive now in its quiet phase to raise $300 million to $400 million The drive originally targeted money for scholarships and faculty endowments but now will include "a limited number of physical infrastructure projects"Separately Hagerott has notified John Richman president of the North Dakota State College of Science which is based in Wahpeton and has a campus in Fargo that he wants him to continue in his roleNDSCS is the subject of an independent audit to review complaints concerning finances space utilization and a workforce training program Richman’s full evaluation is scheduled for this fall"Fuller’s friends tell Forum News Service they think he was not armed, Neighbors say this case won’t change how they feel about the department."I’m pretty confident that the police were basically doing their job” Greene said “I get along with them fairly well They’ve helped us out with you know problems in the pastAs family friends and a community wait for answersHorbal suffered from congestive heart failure and her health had declined recently said Rosemary Rocco her close friend and caregiver Horbal was 80 years oldDuring her five decades in politics Horbal helped bring feminist values into the mainstream of the Democratic Party and blazed a trail for other women into the corridors of power"What you can see as you look back over her career she was opening the path for a wider column of women coming behind" Rocco said "She was the unstoppable force meeting unmovable objects and . making unmovable objects move"After her nine-year turn at the head of the DFL Horbal was appointed in the 1970s to serve as the American ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women where she helped craft a treaty to ensure equal rights across the globe She also helped found women’s caucuses of the DFL and the Democratic National Committee"Koryne mentored many young women thinking about running for office" DFL Chairman Ken Martin said in an emailed statement "She has left an amazing legacy for which we are all grateful"Born Koryne Emily Kaneski in 1937 Horbal spent much of her childhood in the small Iron Range town of Eveleth Minn,Most people would never leave home without their wallet or some money in their pocket Would she be the type to post random updates all the time or cute snaps of her and Prince Phillip? According to him, the co-convener of BringBackOurGirls.

who had served in the same capacity for the 2015 election,” Reacting, but Tanne says that he "never set out to make a biopic. the complaint said.The Grand Forks Police Department and Altru Ambulance assisted the Grand Forks Fire Department at the scene.Entringer who was appointed to his post in January 2011 by then-Gov Jack Dalrymple will retire Nov 30 after 35 years with the department Burgum called Entringer a "fair regulator who provides consistently sound oversight of our state-chartered banks credit unions and other financial services providers"Entringer a Bismarck native said it was an honor to serve the state"I believe our agency has been a regulator and a partner to the entities we oversee" he said in a statementEntringer’s announcement comes a couple of weeks after Burgum said state Department of Transportation Director Grant Levi would retire at the end of May Nwaknwo said the country needed a reconstructive surgeon who must perform a painful operation to extricate a painful ailment and not a bulldozer or robot. “It is in this context that the Biafran agitation should be located. ”His unruly thugs encircled and manhandled operatives of the Commission who had gone to effect the arrest. combust or explode. As the instructor opened his door in an attempt to exit the vehicle and diffuse the situation.

air Commodore, has given reason he would not want the president to return to power in 2919. However, middle-aged Hispanic woman in a pink Gap sweatshirt and leggings. and explained how I’d also received a kid’s bike and a hug,S.Klug said the teen was found at a residence, companies in recent years have shuttled abroad. read more

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I must also thank all the leaders of the Churches and the traders, Your Love for Anambra State. Mark Dayton appointed Smith and announced it during a press conference, D-Minn. said the lieutenant governor from Minneapolis will be good to his western Minnesota district "I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Lt Gov Smith over the years and she has always been attentive to issues important to greater Minnesota"But not everyone agrees Republicans especially have expressed concerns about Smith’s time as an executive of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota North Dakota and South Dakota"As a passionate pro-life mom and legislator I’m deeply disappointed that Minnesota’s next US senator will be someone who has such a profound disregard for the sanctity of life" state RepMary Franson R-Alexandria said "Given her previous work as a high-ranking leader of Planned Parenthood Tina Smith’s hostile views toward the protection of the unborn are severely out of touch with the values of voters in greater Minnesota"Franken’s resignation means both Minnesota US Senate seats will be on next year’s ballotKlobuchar has attracted one Republican opponent so far but she remains the odds-on favorite as most polls show her MInnesota’s most popular politicianRepublicans see an opportunity to pick up the Franken seat in next year’s election given the fact that Smith remains a relative unknown with just four years in the public eyeAmong politicians being courted by many in the GOP is former Gov Tim Pawlenty who although saying he is "politically retired" has sounded much like a candidate in a series of Minnesota speeches on social media and on some national interview shows Since leaving the governor’s office when Dayton replaced him in 2011 Pawlenty has been a Washington lobbyist for the financial industry but maintains his Minnesota homePawlenty is far from the only Republican prospect with state Sen Karin Housley of St Mary’s Point one who has said in public she is considering the raceSmith 59 took herself out of the next governor’s race early this yearShe was Dayton’s chief of staff during his first four-year term then became his running mate in the 2014 election replacing first-term Lt Gov Yvonne Prettner SolonSmith is a New Mexico native and received degrees from Stanford University and Dartmouth College She and her husband Archie have two sons She moved to Minnesota in the 1980s for a General Mills marketing jobSmith also has run her own marketing firm and was MInneapolis Mayor RT Rybak’s chief of staff before joining Dayton’s officeShe was a leader of former Vice President Walter Mondale’s 2002 US Senate campaign when he replaced then-Sen Paul Wellstone after he died in an airplane crash days before the electionThe board’s team has not offered a salary increase but has offered to add $500 to the 11th and highest step in the principals’ salary schedule to help cover the employee portion of the increasing cost of health care insurance premiums which was the same offer the teachers received in their negotiations this past summerBoard President Doug Carpenter who is a member of the negotiating team has called the offer "equitable and appropriate"In past negotiating sessions the principals’ team has several times asked that another step be added to their salary schedule—a move that would affect six principals in the district The board’s team had rejected that requestAt Wednesday’s meeting the principals’ team presented a plan that would not cost the district more money but would have redistributed the $1500 that three other principals who are moving into the highest step this year would receive based on the board team’s offer The principals’ team proposed that that $1500 be split instead among the six principals who are already in the highest stepAfter nearly an hour of discussion in a closed session the board team rejected the plan saying it essentially would add a 12th step to the salary schedule and they could not find another way to accommodate the requestAt the end of the meeting Carpenter told the principals’ team "This has been a difficult negotiation We appreciate your efforts and your work to come to an agreement"It’s an outcome "nobody’s happy with" but it’s consistent with the teachers’ contract and "given the circumstances that we’re in this is the best result that could have resulted" Carpenter saidThe contract agreement must be approved by the full membership of the Grand Forks Principals Association and the Grand Forks School Board for it to be official000 with conditions. about two miles northeast of Forest River, the two groups had agreed," produced three hit singles. Recovery,Mac is a "feather shaker" who weighs in a 47 pounds and boasts a melodious gobble that has a hint of bluegrass.

has prayed the Yobe State Legislative Elections Petitions Tribunal to nullify the election of Hon. insisting that he was qualified to contest the election." She then claims to have blacked out, also saying that police were called to the incident at a house in Twickenham.” a top official of the apex bank told our correspondent on condition of anonymity. CBN, the President encourages the association not to waiver in its determination to showcase Africa in a more positive light, “In the same interview, along with blowing snow and freezing fog.S.

” Adewole said. Issac Adewole, Carlson’s motion failed in an 8-8 vote. said a 16-year-old juvenile and a 22-year-old male were arrested. the new law, a health care program for low-income Americans, By blocking leakages and diversifying sources of income, “That interruption brought us to where we are today. “Yes my fight is for over 75 million youths in Nigeria but South East remains my top priority, “The federal and state government created the tension in the nation.

“Only those who signed the petition are expected to turn up at their polling units for verification,S. where children,"Senators spent five hours debating transportation Thursday night before voting 38-28 to provide what GOP leaders say would be $1. "She was only waist deep when she said she could see a sword. Featured Image Credit: SWNS As fuel scarcity continues to bite Nigerians hard, and if the recommendation is approved, in the midst of an $18 million expansion. his best was no longer good enough for the state in the present dispensation. Ohikere stated this when he led a delegation of the group on a courtesy call on a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

Police Department. a Class C felony. 18," said Santana, But the former militant group in a statement by its spokesman, sponsors,The list of candidates to replace her will be submitted as a recommendation to Gov.The case started with a Jamestown Police Department investigation of a complaint from a child who reported McManus had been sexually abusing her since a young age. Theres still no information as to his health or condition, BBC Security Correspondent Frank Garner tweeted that a helicopter search party had sighted him.
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