APTN National NewsIt’s Juno week in Calgary.Here is APTN’s Shaneen Robinson with a look at the nominees for Aboriginal album of the year.
APTN National NewsIt’s Juno week in Calgary.Here is APTN’s Shaneen Robinson with a look at the nominees for Aboriginal album of the year.
Jorf Lasfar – King Mohammed VI inaugurated, Monday at the Jorf Lasfar industrial complex, a fertilizer plant dedicated to the African Market (Africa Fertilizer Complex) and the first stage of a seawater desalination plant for an overall budget of 6.1 billion dirhams.Initiated by Morocco’s Office Cherifien de Phosphate (OCP), these large-scale projects represent a new embodiment of the Sovereign’s commitment to south-south cooperation, and his will to support OCP innovation and sustainable development initiatives, accompany its industrial strategy and consolidate Morocco’s leadership in the global phosphates market.Africa fertilizer Complex, which was achieved upon the instructions of King Mohammed IV, aims to accompany the growth of African markets through continued and regular supply of fertilizers (DAP/MAP/NPK). The new plant, which required a budget of 5.3 billion dirhams, consists of a Sulfuric acid plant (1.4 million tons per year), a phosphoric acid plant (450.000 tons per year), a fertilizer plant (one million tons of DAP per year), and a 62-megawatt solar station, and up to 200,000 tons of fertilizers storage infrastructure.This mega project encourages technological and environmental innovation in sulfuric acid production through a 10 MW electric energy gain and an important reduction in seawater consumption. The sulfur dioxide (SO2) waste was reduced three times compared to international norms.The seawater desalination plant, which is part of OCP’s “Water” strategy, aims to meet the additional needs created by the development of Khouribga-Jorf Lasfar platform without additional demand for conventional water.The plant, which will be built in three stages, will reach an annual production of 75 million cubic meters.These infrastructure projects reaffirm Morocco’s willingness to build efficient, productive and credible relations with African countries.They will enable Morocco to have smart leadership on world phosphate market based on the parameters of productivity, profitability and more importantly, sustainability.With Map read more
The army further noted that no lawyer from the army appeared for suspects in the Ekneligoda case as alleged, nor has any submission been made by the army for those suspects who are being represented by their civil counsel. Therefore, the question of army lawyers appearing for army suspects in the Ekneligoda case does not arise, the army media unit said. The army, while reiterating its compliance with any CID request and full cooperation to the CID for any investigation on the conduct of army personnel, underlined that once the police arrest any army suspect, army lawyers do not appear or make any submissions and do not have any role to play. The army has denied reports that it was blocking investigations into the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda.The army media unit said that it has been reported in some media that the army is blocking the probe and that army lawyers had objected to inspecting the Girithale camp. read more
The Supreme Court has extended the stay order on the Parliament seat of Geetha Kumarasinghe.The Supreme Court issued the stay order on Friday on the Appeal Court ruling on Geetha Kumarasinghe’s Parliament seat till today. The stay order was issued after Kumarasinghe filed a petition against the Appeal Court ruling which disqualifies her from holding a seat in Parliament as a result of her dual citizenship. (Colombo Gazette)
Ontario opposition parties say corporate grants should be made public TORONTO – Ontario’s opposition parties say the Liberal government hands out billions of dollars in grants to profitable corporations every year, often with virtually no oversight.The government shouldn’t be picking winners and losers, and should provide a level playing field for all companies in a sector instead of giving grants to ones the Liberals select, said Progressive Conservative economic development critic Monte McNaughton.McNaughton complains he’s been asking for a list of companies that benefited from what he calls the Liberals’ “crony capitalism,” along with the amounts they received, since January, but has only partial results so far. There were at least 374 grants in a 10-year period, he said.“We have no idea what the dollar amount is,” McNaughton said. “It makes one suspicious when we have a minister who won’t even reveal to taxpayers what companies got grants and how many jobs they created.”Those suspicions grow even more when the companies who get grants turn around and donate money to the Liberal Party of Ontario, added McNaughton.“Quite of few of them, quite frankly, have donated to the Liberals, and it makes you suspicious about what the process is for giving out corporate welfare,” he said.Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid defends the corporate grants as necessary to attract new business investment and expansions, and said the Liberal government has “invested” $2.8 billion in companies through its Jobs Prosperity Fund.“That has leveraged $29 billion in private sector investment here in Ontario, rather than somewhere else in the world,” he told the legislature. “That’s 160,000 Ontarians whose jobs have either been created or supported as a result of these investments.”The minister promised the government would make public all the corporate grants once the privacy commissioner had reviewed them and given the green light.“We’re happy to share publicly all of the investments that we’ve made with businesses across this province,” said Duguid.One big problem, said McNaughton, is many of the corporate grants were given out to companies that were invited by the government to apply for them, which means no other firms even had a chance to get the money.It’s small and medium-sized businesses that create most of the jobs, not the large corporations, he added.“We know that the largest and most successful companies across Ontario receive the lion’s share of this funding,” said McNaughton.“What’s more, much of that money was spent with no public application process and instead the minister of economic development and the premier hand-picks companies that would receive the payouts behind closed doors by invitation only.”The government has no real idea whether the money its giving corporations is actually creating jobs or helping retain jobs, and 80 per cent of the grants were given out with no public process, said NDP finance critic Catherine Fife.“Aside from the process of granting these contracts, there’s no evidence that it works,” she said. “It begs the question, why is this government not trying different strategies that are at least open and transparent?”Fife said the Liberals handing out grants to selected companies hurts chances of more investment in the province.“If you’re not falling under the Liberals’ favour, then you’re out of the running for that money,” she said. “By the Liberals showing such favouritism around how grants are distributed, it undermines confidence in Ontario’s economy.”McNaughton wants the Liberals to agree to have every corporate grant approved by the legislature, but he said they could be lumped together so it wouldn’t have to be an endless series of votes.“I don’t understand why they’re doing this under a veil of secrecy and why they’re not making it fully transparent and public,” he said.Follow @CPnewsboy on Twitter by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 17, 2016 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Apr 17, 2016 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more
Today, SMMT released figures for April pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of by vehicle manufacturers in April 2015 that were defined as pre-registrations.CLICK HERE: Download the April 2015 release.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Le déodorant est inutile pour certaines personnes !Des chercheurs anglais ont réalisé une étude qui démontre que 75 % des femmes dont la sueur sous les aisselles n’a pas d’odeur mettent quand même du déodorant. Des chercheurs anglais de l’université de Bristol ont publié dans le Journal of Investigative Dermatology une étude qui montre que 2 % des 6 495 femmes anglaises ayant participé à l’étude (soit 117 personnes) possédaient un gène rare qui n’entraînait l’apparition d’aucune odeur sous les aisselles. Les scientifiques relèvent que 25 % d’entre elles ne mettaient pas de déodorant contre 5 % seulement des autres. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La conclusion de cette étude est donc que de façon plus ou moins consciente les personnes qui n’émettent pas d’odeur corporelle le savent. Mais cela suppose surtout que 75 % d’entre elles en mettent sans raison. L’intérêt de cette étude inédite est de montrer qu’il est possible d’utiliser le dépistage génétique pour limiter “les achats inutiles et l’exposition à des produits chimiques des personnes qui ne sentent pas mauvais des aisselles”.Autre constatation parallèle des chercheurs : le cérumen présent dans les oreilles des personnes qui ne dégagent pas d’odeur est plus sec alors que cette cire est habituellement grasse chez la plupart des gens. Il serait donc éventuellement possible de repérer les personnes qui sont détenteurs de ce gène en se basant uniquement sur l’étude du cérumen.Le 18 janvier 2013 à 15:17 • Maxime Lambert read more
Gonzalo Higuain is in awe of fellow AC Milan teammate Suso Hernandez who provided three assists in their 3-1 triumph over Chievo Verona.Suso was in the thick of the action for Milan as he was the architect behind Higuain’s brace and the solo effort from Jack Bonaventura.“I feel like I am already part of this club, as there’s a fantastic group that works hard,” Pipita told Football Italia.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We had a bit of a complicated start, but we’re on the right track now and must continue like this. Milan gave me so much confidence and support from the first day and I want to repay them for that. It’s also a new challenge and that fires you up.“When I played for other teams, I’d watch Suso play and admire his quality. His second assist today was fantastic and it’s thanks to my teammates that I get goals.“Now we’ve got to start looking towards the derby and will try to beat Inter.” read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crews towed a small boat to shore after it partially sank in Fort Lauderdale.King tides caused the empty vessel to submerge in water under a dock near Northeast 14th Street and Bayview Drive, Wednesday morning.No injuries were reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (11-7) defeated Somerville by a score of 5-1 on Thursday, May 24 in Somerville.Hits were hard to come by for both teams, but the Wildcats played “old school softball” by getting their first batter on and using sacrifice bunts or flies to muster single runs in the first and fifth innings.In the first, lead-off batter Kayla Bourrell got on base as a result of a hit batsman. Dana Goulet laid down a great sacrifice bunt allowing Bourrel to go all the way to third. Antonia Kieran hit another deep fly ball to right for a sacrifice fly scoring Bourrell.In the fifth inning, Ryan Bailey started it off with a nice at bat ending in a walk. Gianna Brunetto sacrificed Bailey over to third. Bailey would then score on an Emily Wright single.Liz Gordon got an RBI single in the sixth, plating Jenna Sweeney who came in as a courtesy runner for pitcher Ally Moran. In the bottom of the inning, Somerville scored its only run on an infield hi , stolen base and single.Wildcats finished the scoring off in the seventh via a two-run homerun by shortstop Dana Goulet.Pitcher Ally Moran once again picked up a win while recording double digit strikeouts (11).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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Win Back-To-Back Games, Moran Gives Up 3 Hits While Striking Out 22In “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Lexington, Moran Picks Up Another WinIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Bats Come Alive, Defat Stoneham HighIn “Sports” read more
Islamabad : Pakistan has completed 90 per cent work on the Kartarpur Corridor from the zero line to Gurdwara Sahib and plans to inaugurate it on the 550 birth celebrations of Guru Nanak in November this year, according to a media report. The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev. Also Read – US judge dismissed criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein Advertise With Us The first batch of pilgrims from India will arrive in Pakistan on November 9, however, the number has not yet been specified, the Express Tribune reported. According to the report, 90 per cent work on the Kartarpur Corridor, including the construction of the main road, bridge and buildings from zero line to Gurdwara Sahib has been completed by Pakistan. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us “From the Pakistani side of the border, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa are likely to inaugurate the corridor on the occasion of Baba Guru Nanak’s anniversary in November,” the report said. Both sides have agreed to maintain a channel of communication and work towards finalisation of the agreement. Advertise With Us The technical teams will meet again to ensure seamless connectivity for the corridor is operational in time so that the pilgrimage can begin on the 550 birth celebrations of Guru Nanak this year, the report added. In November 2018, India and Pakistan agreed to set up a border crossing linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur – the final resting place of Guru Nanak – to Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district. The shrine is visible from the Indian side of the border and every day a larger number of Sikh devotees gather to perform Darshan or sacred viewings of the site. The Kartarpur corridor is expected to provide visa-free access to Indian Sikh pilgrims to the gurdwara in Kartarpur Sahib — a small town in Narowal, four kilometres from the Pakistan-India border, where Guru Nanak spent the last 18 years of his life. This will also be the first visa-free corridor between the two nuclear-armed neighbours since their independence in 1947. Pakistan will build the corridor from the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, while the other part from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur up to the border will be constructed by India. read more
LIC Housing Finance Limited, a subsidiary of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), declared its second quarter results on Thursday. The company posted a net profit of Rs 494.7 crore, up 20.16 percent year-over-year. During the corresponding quarter in the previous fiscal, the company’s net profit stood at Rs 411.73 crore, the company said in its regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange. The company’s net interest income rose 21 percent to Rs 866 crore from Rs 717 crore during the September quarter in the last fiscal. LIC Housing Finance’s gross non-performing assets (NPAs) rose to Rs 750 crore at the end of the second quarter that ended on September 30, from Rs 683 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal. The company’s revenues from operations were recorded at Rs 3,428 crore up from Rs 3,026 crore in the second quarter during the previous financial year. “Net NPAs stood at 0.28 percent as on September 30, 2016 as against 0.32 percent as on September 30, 2015,” the company said in the filing.Following the news, shares of LIC Housing Finance Limited closed at Rs. 609.50 on Thursday, down 1.12 percent from their previous close on the BSE.LIC Housing Finance is one of the largest housing finance companies in India. The company was promoted by LIC and went public in 1994. The company provides long-term finance to individuals for purchase or construction of house or flat for residential purposes, repair and renovation of existing flat and houses. read more
BNP demonstrates protesting at gas price hike at Naya Paltan area on Monday. Photo: CollectedBNP will stage demonstrations across the country on Tuesday protesting the government’s decision to hike gas tariff, reports UNB.The party leaders and activists will also hold similar programme in all thanas of the capital the same day.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the protest programme at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office on Monday.”Our party will stage demonstrations in all districts and metropolitan cities across the country on Tuesday in protest against the anti-people decision of increasing gas price,” he said.He said their party’s district and city units will hold rallies or bring out processions at their convenient time.On Sunday, chairman of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) Monwar Islam said the average gas price has been raised by 32.8 per cent for the retail consumers in the country with effect from Monday (1 July).As per the new price hike, the household consumers having single burner will have to pay Tk 925 a month instead of the existing Tk 750 while the double burner users will have to pay Tk 975 instead of the existing Tk 800.Rizvi alleged that government has continued making onslaught on the lives and livelihoods of common people with state policies.Mentioning that the gas price was raised sixth times in the last 10 years, he said the fresh move of hiking the gas tariff was taken to create a scope of plundering public money the ruling party men and their relatives.He said agriculture, industries, transport and power sectors will be badly affected with the rise in gas price. “The lower-income people will be the worst sufferers of it. We strongly condemn and protest the government’s such unlawful decision.”The BNP leader said the gas price was increased in the country when other countries like India are lowering its tariff. “They did it as they are the enemy of people.” read more
Image provided by United We Dream via FacebookChris Valdez, a Houston-based organizer with United We Dream, participated in a March 5 rally his organization led to ask Congress to pass legislation that will solve the uncertainty about the DACA program.A group of about 50 to 100 people rallied Monday in Houston and asked the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that will provide DACA recipients a permanent legal status, but also legislation that will not toughen up immigration enforcement operations nor militarize the southern border, a concept activists call a clean Dream Act.United We Dream (UWD) the largest organization of undocumented immigrant youth in the United States, organized and led the rally, which took place shortly after 12:00 p.m. at one of the entrances to NRG Stadium and also included a march around the popular sports venue.UWD chose March 5 as the date to hold the rally because it was the theoretical deadline President Donald Trump gave Congress last September to present a legislative solution to ending the program.However, DACA is now being debated in the courts and, therefore, is in a legal limbo that actually still allows recipients to submit applications for renewal of their DACA status and work permits.Confusion about March 5Immigration experts have noted the March 5 deadline has generated confusion. “Unfortunately I think… there’s a lot of confusion. And I think that what’s happened because of the complexity of the litigation that surrounded these issues. I think a lot of people in our community are just not advised about their rights, in terms of being able to apply,” said Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, director of the immigration clinic at the University of Houston’s Law Center.During the rally, UWD members told some of their personal stories explaining how they arrived in the U.S. and said they are upset because they feel like “bargaining chips” in the political negotiations surrounding what will happen with hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients.The program, whose popular acronym stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was created in 2012 during the presidency of Barack Obama.“We need the Dream Act now to protect immigrant youth who came in as children, so these are DACA beneficiaries and many youth who came here under the age of sixteen,” Carolina Ramírez, education equity manager for UWD, told Houston Public Media (HPM) in an interview before the rally.Ramírez underlined that the importance of March 5 is that, according to a projection included in a fact sheet the Migration Policy Institute released in November 2017 –before the legal litigation about DACA was at its current stage—, a daily average of approximately 900 people would begin losing their DACA status beginning March 6.Urgency“We have an urgency for Congress to act and, also, we know that what Congress has been doing is attacking our families and, as immigrant youth we are saying: “Our families are not to be thrown under the bus and deported.” And, so, we are asking for a stop to deportations and separation of families,” added Ramírez.Texas State Senator Sylvia García (Democrat-District 6), who is running in this Tuesday’s primary election to become the Democratic candidate in the race for Texas’ 29th Congressional District, attended the rally and told the crowd she is willing to advocate for a clean Dream Act if she wins the race in the mid-term election, which will take place in November.“We can only win if we vote and the election is tomorrow. So, please, we are marching on the streets today but tomorrow we march to the polls and, with God’s blessing and your vote, I will go to Congress to continue this fight and I will not stop until we get it done,” García said at the rally.HPM reached out to the Houston-based organization Texans for Immigration Reduction and Enforcement (TFIRE) for comment for this news report, but they declined to be interviewed and argued they are focused on Tuesday’s election.The organization FIEL (Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle, by its acronym in Spanish), which is based in Houston as well, also planned to hold a DACA related event on Monday, specifically a town hall on protections for recipients of the program and other immigration topics, starting at 7:00 p.m.Other rallies in TexasUWD had also scheduled rallies and other actions in other Texas cities such as Austin, Dallas, El Paso and Laredo. Share read more
1 Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 02/04/2019 and 02/10/2019.* TV Impressions – Total TV ad impressions delivered for the brand or spot.* Attention Score – Measures the propensity of consumers to interrupt an ad play on TV. The higher the score, the more complete views. Actions that interrupt an ad play include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV.* Attention Index – Represents the Attention of a specific creative or program placement vs the average. The average is represented by a score of 100, and the total index range is from 0 through 200. For example, an attention index of 125 means that there are 25% fewer interrupted ad plays compared to the average.Variety has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention analytics from more than nine million smart TVs, to bring you this weekly look at what studios are spending to market their movies on TV. Learn more about the iSpot.tv platform and methodology. Impressions: 321,065,872Attention Score: 90.96Attention Index: 86National Airings: 1,140Networks: 41Most Spend On: ESPN, CBSCreative Versions: 25Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $27.62MStudio: Twentieth Century FoxStarted Airing: 12/24/18 Impressions: 457,853,440Attention Score: 91.80Attention Index: 95National Airings: 1,599Networks: 56Most Spend On: CBS, NBCCreative Versions: 43Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $27.02MStudio: DreamWorks AnimationStarted Airing: 10/28/18 Impressions: 183,384,216Attention Score: 91.70Attention Index: 94National Airings: 618Networks: 29Most Spend On: Fox, E!Creative Versions: 14Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $5.59MStudio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)Started Airing: 12/25/18 Popular on Variety $4.53M – Alita: Battle Angel Impressions: 216,910,340Attention Score: 93.97Attention Index: 123National Airings: 622Networks: 33Most Spend On: ABC, FOXCreative Versions: 15Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $6.62MStudio: Universal PicturesStarted Airing: 01/21/19 $7.98M – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $3M – The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part TV ad placements for Universal Pictures’ “Happy Death Day 2U” (EMV: $4.12 million), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s “Fighting With My Family” ($3.37 million) and Warner Bros. Animation’s “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” ($3 million) round out the chart. Notably, “Happy Death Day 2U” has the best iSpot Attention Index (123) in the ranking, getting 23% fewer interruptions than the average movie ad (interruptions include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV). $4.12M – Happy Death Day 2U Top Movie Commercials by Weekly TV SpendData provided by iSpot.tv Impressions: 260,901,488Attention Score: 91.13Attention Index: 88National Airings: 1,087Networks: 48Most Spend On: Nick, Cartoon NetworkCreative Versions: 69Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $23.9MStudio: Warner Bros. AnimationsStarted Airing: 06/05/18 In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, DreamWorks Animation claims the top spot in spending with “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”Ads placed for the fantasy film had an estimated media value of $7.98 million through Sunday for 1,599 national ad airings on 56 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Feb. 4-10. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) DreamWorks Animation prioritized spend across networks including CBS, NBC and ABC, and during programming such as the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, NBA Basketball and “The Good Doctor.” Just behind “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” in second place: Twentieth Century Fox’s “Alita: Battle Angel,” which saw 1,140 national ad airings across 41 networks, with an estimated media value of $4.53 million. $3.37M – Fighting With My Family ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 read more
Stay on target Research team proves you can teach bumblebees new tricks If you used to frolic around the pool during the summer dodging bumblebees but realize there don’t seem to be as many as they used to be, you’re on to something. The rusty patched bumblebee is now considered an endangered species according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.This is the first bee species in the United States to be classified as such, and in fact, there’s a race going on right now amongst conservationists to keep it from going extinct entirely. It would be a sad day for sure, but it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility. The population of the rusty-patched bumblebee has, in fact, shrunken by a whopping 87% since the late 1990s, which is startling given all the ways humans and wildlife benefit from their actions.Bees are responsible for pollinating various fruits and crops around the world like tomatoes and melons in a percentage that encompasses 35% of the world’s food supply. But what’s causing this epic downsizing of bees worldwide?AdChoices广告Many of the reasons the bee is disappearing are due to a loss of habitats since nearly 40% of all of our land is utilized for agriculture according to the Food and Agriculture Organization. But there’s also chemical use and climate change to blame too, neither of which are simple things to stop. If we’re going to see any kind of drastic improvement or renaissance of this particular bee species, however, we’re going to have to pay close attention.This isn’t the first bee that’s been added to the endangered list in all of North America, however. It comes added to a list of over 47 species that have been labeled as endangered. Hopefully, now that awareness is being raised for this particular species it will have a fighting chance at survival going forward. read more
Kolkata: As many as 17 suspected Bangladeshi pirates were arrested after a boat chase at Sunderbans in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district on Tuesday late night and the trawler was seized, police said on Wednesday.”During intensified patrolling on the Matla river in Sunderbans, ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, a suspected boat was spotted by our team and on seeing the police boat, the accused started fleeing,” saida police officer. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe cops chased the boat and intercepted it. “We arrested 17 suspects from the boat around 12.30 am on Wednesday and seized the trawler,” said the officer over phone.Preliminary interrogation revealed the men were from Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, the officer said.The police officer suspected Bangladeshi nationals might have some “terror links” and the investigations are going on to find out if they had any plan to rob fishing trawlers in Sunderbans. The accused were produced before the court, he added. read more
Comments Share Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Kevin Kolb practiced for the first time with the Cardinals Thursday, a moment that was as anticipated as any in recent history for the team.With expectations galore, the new QB faced quite a bit of pressure.He didn’t disappoint.“He was impressive,” Sports 620 KTAR’s Ron Wolfley said on the Doug and Wolf Show Friday. “The ball does, indeed, come out of his hand nicely; he spins it very nicely. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation “Not only that, he’s got a quicker release than what I thought.”That Kolb is already impressing is, well, for lack of a better word, impressive.And yes, it’s only been one practice, something Wolfley made sure to note. However, for a guy people have spent many hours watching tape on, it is nice to see that he is even better than originally thought.“To me he looked a lot more athletic in that uniform than what I thought as well,” Wolfley added.Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug Franz agreed, saying if the knock on Kolb was that he struggled avoiding the pass rush and delivering the ball, he seemed just fine Thursday.And, at the very least, Kolb already knows where to go with the ball when he’s in trouble.“If he got flushed from the pocket the eyes went to one-one,” Franz said, noting how Kolb was looking for Larry Fitzgerald. read more
This image released by National Geographic shows Katie Couric, host of “America Inside Out with Katie Couric,” premiering Wednesday on National Geographic. (National Geographic/Rebecca Hale) NEW YORK, N.Y. – There’s a danger in planning a news-oriented television series a year in advance.But circumstances smiled on Katie Couric and her six-part National Geographic channel series, “America Inside Out,” which premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern. Some of the topics she chose to explore, like gender inequality and racial attitudes as reflected in the debate over Confederate statues, became more prominent after she started working on the series.Couric and a crew were filming the episode about Confederate monuments that kicks off the series this week in Charlottesville, Virginia, last August, and attended a rally by white supremacists that turned violent.“While I had these ideas last spring, so many of them have intensified and even exploded into the public consciousness in a way that I never anticipated,” Couric said.The series is an outgrowth of Couric’s special on gender fluidity that aired on National Geographic last year. Both Couric and National Geographic wanted to explore other issues with some depth; the series also looks into what it’s like to be a Muslim in America; white working-class anxiety; how technology is affecting humanity; and the new rules of political correctness.Couric even copped to some of her own bad behaviour in the technology episode, revealing a smartphone reliance that is only getting worse.Interviews are heavily featured, from the likes of Julianne Moore, Viola Davis, Elisabeth Moss, Aasif Mandvi, Roseanne Barr, Cornel West and others. The episodes offer a nuanced look at some meaty issues that are not often examined to this extent on television.“The one thing that I’ve always enjoyed doing, and I hope have been pretty decent at, is to be able to look at stories, these disparate stories, and sense a trend or a big-picture change,” Couric said.The veteran television personality said it’s important for people to get out of their own bubbles and speak to people who aren’t necessarily like-minded.“I still have a lot to learn,” she said. “I think we all have a lot to learn. I think we should admit that, and we’d probably be a lot better off.”To that end, she logged plenty of miles in reporting for the series. She visited communities in Pennsylvania, Nebraska and Iowa for the episode on white anxiety, toggled between Hollywood and Silicon Valley for the story on gender inequality and touched down on college campuses to learn a new glossary of “PC culture.”National Geographic hasn’t broached the idea of making “America Inside Out” a regular series for Couric, nor is she certain about whether she would want to do that.After her years in the network trenches as “Today” show host and “CBS Evening News” anchor, she’s built a varied portfolio. She does a weekly podcast and is working on some scripted projects that she’s reluctant to talk about yet. She can pick and choose, like she did recently with a temporary assignment hosting the Winter Olympics opening ceremony for NBC.“Sometimes I miss being in the middle of it all,” she said. “But then I remember being frustrated by being in the middle of it all and not being able to do deep dives on important topics. So the grass is always greener. I really enjoyed the opportunity to spend a few months doing the kind of journalism I wish there was more of, frankly.”___Online:https://www.nationalgeographic.com/ Couric’s Nat Geo series turned newsier than anticipated by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Apr 9, 2018 10:33 am PDT Last Updated Apr 9, 2018 at 11:01 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more
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