BC ticket takes Saturday nights 95 million Lotto 649 jackpot

first_imgTORONTO – The $9.5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw was claimed by a ticket purchased somewhere in British Columbia.And the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in the Prairies.The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on July 12 will be approximately $5 million.last_img

The great debate and doctor politics InTheNews for Oct 7

first_imgIn-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Aug. 30.What we are watching in Canada …OTTAWA – All six federal party leaders are in Ottawa today for an English-language debate that could shake up an election campaign that’s seen practically no movement in the polls since it began on Sept. 11.Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative boss Andrew Scheer, the two front-runners, both have events in Ottawa this morning: Trudeau has a photo-op with teachers and Scheer is promising an announcement at a downtown hotel.The NDP’s Jagmeet Singh and the Greens’ Elizabeth May appear to be fighting for third place, both looking to pick up seats especially on the West Coast.The Bloc Quebecois’ Yves-Francois Blanchet has little to gain or lose in front of a national audience primarily of English-speakers, while the People’s Party’s Maxime Bernier is counting on the national debates to introduce himself as a populist alternative to the major parties.This is the first of two debates taking place this week in a theatre at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que, with a French-language version coming Thursday.Voters go the polls on Oct. 21.—Also this …VANCOUVER – A group of doctors that’s calling on all federal political parties to take action on climate change now has support from four major organizations including the Canadian Medical Association — and 19 more groups are joining the effort this week.Family doctor Melissa Lem is on the board of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and says health professionals are increasingly advocating for a commitment from parties to limit global warming while others push for better policies on issues including gun violence.Lem’s environmental association has met with representatives of all the major federal political parties, except for the Conservatives who formally declined discussions.She says health professionals are on the front lines treating multiple harms based on government policies and they’re combining their scientific knowledge with activism in an effort to improve their patients’ health.—What you may have missed …Inuit are hoping to use the alphabet to help keep their far-flung people together.Canada’s national Inuit organization recently decided on a standard way to write their language that could be understood from Inuvik in the northern corner of the Northwest Territories to Nain on the east edge of Labrador. The new orthography replaces a patchwork of nine different, often mutually unintelligible scripts.“We’ve never done this before,” said Natan Obed of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. “It’s the first time we’re exercising our own self-determination to implement our own writing system.”Before European contact, Inuktut was an entirely oral language. Nobody needed to read or write anything down until the 1700s, when missionaries, government workers and businessmen started showing up.Those groups all worked out different ways of translating the sounds of spoken Inuktut into symbols on a page, which they then taught to the Inuit.The orthographic hodge-podge has not only made it harder for Inuit kids to get educational material in their own language, it makes it harder to communicate between the Inuvialuit in the west, the Nunatsiavut in the east and all the groups in between. —What we are watching in the U.S. …WASHINGTON – The disclosure of a second whistleblower threatens to undermine arguments made by U.S. President Donald Trump and his allies that a whistleblower complaint was improperly filed because it was largely based on secondhand information.Attorney Mark Zaid told The Associated Press in a text message Sunday that the second whistleblower, who also works in intelligence, has spoken to the intelligence community’s internal watchdog. This person hasn’t filed a complaint but does have “firsthand knowledge that supported” the original whistleblower.Trump has rejected the accusations he did anything improper.The original whistleblower, a CIA officer, filed a formal complaint with the inspector general on Aug. 12 that triggered the impeachment inquiry being led by House Democrats.The complaint alleged Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country” in the 2020 election.—What we are watching in the rest of the world …BEIRUT – U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces in Syria say American troops have begun withdrawing from areas along Turkey’s border.This comes hours after the White House said U.S. forces in northeastern Syria will move aside and clear the way for an expected Turkish assault — essentially abandoning Kurdish fighters who fought alongside American forces in the yearslong battle to defeat the Islamic State group.The Syrian Democratic Forces say the move comes as Turkey is preparing to attack Kurdish-held areas in northeast Syria.The statement warns the Turkish invasion would be a blow to the fight against IS militants.The Kurdish Hawar news agency and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also say American troops were evacuating positions near the towns of Ras al-Ayn and Tal Abyad on Monday.—The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Sri Lankan Rupee falls to a record low against the US Dollar

The Sri Lankan Rupee fell to a record low against the US Dollar today reaching a selling price of Rs 163.3676.The buying price has been recorded as Rs. 160.1636

Police hunt man who smashed up Travelodge with digger because he was

Police are seeking a man who was filmed smashing into the reception of a Travelodge hotel with a digger, amid speculation he did so because he was a disgruntled contractor.Videos posted on social media showed the machine destroying the front of the Liverpool hotel at 3pm on Monday, the day it was supposed to be finished.A man can be heard saying on the video: “That’s what happens when people don’t pay their wages.”Repeated claims made on various platforms from contractors in the area suggest that there was a dispute over £600 in pay allegedly owed to the driver. However, these claims are not verified and Travelodge declined to comment on the ongoing investigation, adding that the property is not under their control as of yet and is still the responsibility of the developer.The current owner of the site, Valedown Ltd, which is developing the building for use as a Travelodge property, also declined to comment due to the ongoing investigation.Ceiling fixer Samuel White, 24, said: “The handover was today, everything completed, we’d put the last tile in, cleaned up and made sure everything was perfect.”Then some idiot in a mini digger decided to drive through the middle of the building. “There were loads of workers outside all gobsmacked, jaws to the floor wondering what’s going on.”The site manager was running around like a headless chicken, he wasn’t happy at all.”A statement released by Merseyside police on Monday evening read: “We are appealing for information after damage was caused to a hotel under construction in Liverpool.“A report was received shortly before 3pm that the digger was being driven into the entrance of the Travelodge building in the Liverpool Innovation Park.”One man experienced eye irritation due to exposure to diesel and was treated at the scene by North West ambulance service.”It is not believed anyone else was injured during the incident. Merseyside fire and rescue services and contractors attended to ensure the site was safe.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Two police officers shot dead responding to domestic situation at home in

first_img Feb 11th 2018, 1:25 PM By Associated Press Sunday 11 Feb 2018, 1:25 PM Short URL 33 Comments Share160 Tweet Email2 Two police officers shot dead responding to ‘domestic situation’ at home in Ohio The local police chief called the men “true American heroes”. 30,080 Views center_img Anthony Morelli (left) and Eric Joering were fatally shot in the incident. http://jrnl.ie/3846231 Anthony Morelli (left) and Eric Joering were fatally shot in the incident. Image: City of Westerville via AP TWO OHIO POLICE officers responding to a 911 hang-up call were fatally shot yesterday after entering a townhome in a Columbus suburb and a suspect who police were once warned “carries a gun all the time” was taken into custody, authorities said.Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said officer Eric Joering, 39, died at the scene and his colleague, Anthony Morelli, 54, died at a local hospital.Morbitzer said the officers were responding to a “potential domestic situation”.A neighbour who heard the gunfire said it happened at a home where the occupants were “always arguing and fighting”.“The officers gave their lives in defence of others,” Morbitzer said during a news conference, struggling to keep his emotions in check. He called them “true American heroes”.Police did not identify the suspect at a news conference, but confirmed late Saturday that he was 30-year-old Quentin Lamar Smith.They released incident reports showing police had been to his home or had dealings with him several times since 2017, some for alleged domestic violence involving a woman identified in the reports as his wife, Candace Smith.Authorities said he was wounded and was treated at a hospital.In a 29 November incident, Candace Smith, 33, went to a police station and asked about protection orders because she said she and her husband weren’t getting along and she discovered she had a sexually transmitted disease. She also told police that when she “threatens to leave Quentin, he tells her that he would kill her, their daughter, and himself,” the report said.Candace Smith told police her husband “has a gun that he carries all of the time, and if it isn’t on him, it is close by.” Police were called to the home later that night to investigate a report of domestic violence.The Columbus Police Department is investigating the shootings.Republican Gov. John Kasich, who lives with his family in a nearby township, tweeted that he was “very saddened to learn of the deaths of two of my hometown police officers.” He asked Ohio residents to join him in “lifting up these officers’ families in prayer.”President Donald Trump tweeted: “My thoughts and prayers are with the two police officers, their families, and everybody at the @WestervillePD.” Source: Donald J. Trump/TwitterJoering was a 16-year police veteran and Morelli was a 30-year veteran.“These were two of the best we have,” said Morbitzer. “This was their calling.”He added, that they “both gave their life for the protection of others and that’s what they lived and breathed.”Trea Horne, 17, told The Associated Press he was upstairs in the townhome he shares with his mother when he heard five or six gunshots early Saturday afternoon. He said he came downstairs and saw police cars racing to a townhome directly across the street.A couple had moved into the home about eight months ago, he said. “They’re always arguing and fighting,” said Horne, who graduated from Westerville South High School in December.Jennifer Ripperger, 46, said her neighbourhood of townhouses has a mix of owners and renters. She said heard police pulling up on Saturday and watched as officers nearly dragged firefighters toward the residence where the officers had been shot.“I’ve never known anything like this to happen,” said Chad Temple, 32, who lives directly behind the townhome where the shooting happened. “It just kind of surprises me (that) in Westerville this happened.”Westerville, on the northeast side of Columbus, is a suburb of about 39,000 with a per capita income well above the rest of Ohio. It regularly tops lists of the country’s best suburbs.Kasich plans to give his last State of the State address March 6 at Otterbein University, a liberal arts college in downtown Westerville.Read: Plane with 71 people on board missing near Moscow – reportsRead: Israel’s PM vows further action after ‘serious blows’ to Iran and Syria following airstrikes Image: City of Westerville via AP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Experts respond to Gillard governments asylum seeker policy shift

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek community is divided in its response to the Gillard government’s policy shift on asylum seekers. Whilst it’s a step in the right direction, releasing hundreds of families and children from detention, it’s a band-aid response, and it falls way short of what’s actually needed.Last week, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the decision to allow hundreds of asylum seekers to live in the community while their applications are being processed.“AN EXTREMELY POSITIVE STEP“ The director of the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture, Paris Aristotle, said the shift was as “an extremely positive step.” Mr Aristotle chairs the Council for Immigration Services and Status Resolution, who advised the government on their decision, and he welcomed the move as “a really positive and sensible strategy.” He said the strategy made sense from a humanitarian point of view, a processing point of view and in terms of the integrity of the system overall. “Because if they’re found to be refugees, then they’re going to be able to move into society healthy, and able to function and become part of society more easily than what happens in detention centers,” he said. “And if they’re not found to be refugees, then all the evidence has shown us that in the end it’s much easier for people to be returned out of a community based setting than detention settings.” And he said, while it wasn’t his primary concern, housing asylum seekers in the community is dramatically cheaper than housing them in detention centers. “A BAND-AID SOLUTION“ But the CEO of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), Kon Karapanagiotidis, said the policy was “disappointing.” “Whilst it’s a step in the right direction, releasing hundreds of families and children from detention, it’s a band-aid response, and it falls way short of what’s actually needed,” he said. Karapanagiotidis, who has worked with asylum seekers for the past nine years, said the policy failed to protect children. “What needed to actually happen was for it to be made illegal for children to be kept in detention and this government failed to do that,” he said. “When you lock people up who are innocent, traumatised and vulnerable, and you strip them of their basic right, you damage people.” He said the move was prompted by three factors – none of them being a desire to protect children. “One, it’s politically becoming unsustainable for them it’s embarrassing them; two, there was a risk the coalition would cross the floor and support the Greens on legislating kids in detention; and three, they know that boats are going to keep coming, and they need to empty out the detention centers to allow for people to keep coming.” And he encouraged the Greek Australian community to remember their own history when considering the issue. “They forget that under this current government or the last one, they wouldn’t have been allowed into this country,” he said.  “They wouldn’t have seen as good enough, smart enough, necessary enough.”last_img read more

Un smartphone capable de mesurer la radioactivité

first_imgUn smartphone capable de mesurer la radioactivitéL’opérateur japonais Softbank s’apprête à lancer sur l’archipel nippon un smartphone capable de mesurer les taux de radioactivité. Un terminal conçu pour répondre aux inquiétudes des Japonais vivant depuis la catastrophe de Fukushima dans l’angoisse d’un nouvel accident.Dès cet été, les Japonais pourront se procurer des téléphones dotés de détecteurs de radioactivité. Ces smartphones seront commercialisés par l’opérateur mobile Softbank, rapporte le site des Echos. Ils sont équipés d’une puce, qui développée par Sharp, mesure le taux de rayonnement en millisieverts par heure.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?La firme nippone dit ainsi vouloir répondre aux inquiétudes de la population. Depuis la catastrophe de Fukushima, les habitants de l’archipel craignent qu’un nouvel accident se produise, et plusieurs associations réclament la mise en place de systèmes de surveillance dans le pays, notamment dans les écoles et les autres établissements fréquentés par des enfants. “La menace de l’accident nucléaire ne peut pas être perçue par l’oeil humain et continue de représenter une inquiétude pour de nombreuses personnes, surtout pour les mères avec des enfants en bas âge”, a souligné lors d’une conférence de presse Masayoshi Son, le fondateur et président de Softbank. Et d’expliquer qu’avec “ce mobile, une pression sur un bouton suffit pour mesurer simplement les radiations en un lieu donné”. Les mesures ainsi réalisées seront en outre stockées automatiquement et le lieu où elles l’auront été sera géolocalisé grâce à un système GPS.Si la sortie de ce smartphone, prévue à la fin du mois de juillet ou au début du mois d’août, est “unepremièremondiale” comme a tenu à le rappeler Softbank, un concurrent de l’opérateur, NTT Docomo, a déjà développé un système offrant le même service. Il s’agissait d’une coque, alliée à une application, pour l’heure toutefois encore seulement au stade de prototype.Le 30 mai 2012 à 19:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Dont Fret Over Sundays Magnetic Storm

first_imgStay on target No, a massive geomagnetic storm will not hit Earth on March 18.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) refuted reports that a substantial storm will disrupt telecommunication systems over the weekend.“This story is not plausible in any way, shape, or form,” Bob Rutledge, head of NOAA’s Space Weather Forecast Center, told Newsweek. “Things are all quiet for space weather, and the sun is essentially spotless.”Monday’s misguided news coverage—highlighting potential effects like headaches, dizziness, and sleep disturbances—appears to be the result of a simple misunderstanding.A chart posted on Russia’s Lebedev Institute website shows a slight uptick in geomagnetic activity on the 18th (and again on the 22nd and 26th). The red bars, which barely reach the G1 “minor storm” level, was misinterpreted as a major event.NOAA’s 27-day forecast suggests similar fluctuations, expected to be “a minor storm at most,” according to Newsweek.Geomagnetic storms can create beautiful aurora (via Noel_Bauza/Pixabay)A temporary disturbance of the Earth’s magnetosphere, a geomagnetic storm is the result of a solar wind shock wave and/or a cloud of magnetic field, causing an increase in plasma movement and electric current through the magnetosphere.Disturbances are rated from least (G1) to most (G5) extreme. G1 storms, like the one due on Sunday, occur about 2,000 times every 11 years—or once every two days. So there’s really nothing to worry about.The largest recorded geomagnetic storm, referred to as the Carrington Event, struck in September 1859.Effects were so strong that, in some cases, telegraph wires delivered shocks to operators and ignited fires, and aurorae—phenomena usually only visible in polar regions—were seen as far south as Hawaii, Mexico, Cuba, and Italy.Most recently, a series of storms in the autumn of 2003 forced the Federal Aviation Administration offline for 30 hours, severely damaged the Japanese ADEOS-2 satellite, and resulted in an extreme radio blackout.Still convinced the world will be cast into darkness on March 18? The federal government’s Ready.gov website offers tips on preparing for a major space weather event. NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Rep Granger Tapped for Top GOP Slot on House Appropriations

first_imgTexas Rep. Kay Granger is set to become the House Republicans’ top appropriator in the 116th Congress after the GOP Steering Committee selected her Thursday. The House GOP Conference still needs to ratify the decision today. Granger has served as chairwoman of the defense appropriations subcommittee since 2017, creating a vacancy for a Republican to serve as that panel’s ranking member starting in January.Granger would replace current Committee Chairman Peter Frelinghuysen (N.J.), who is retiring from Congress at the end of the term. Granger told other members of the GOP Conference she planned to make the panel more responsive to members and less driven by staff-level decisions, reported CQ. Granger said she planned to work together with Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), who is expected to take the committee gavel in January, on overhauling the way the committee works. “My main goal is to make the Appropriations Committee with Nita Lowey what it once was: It was one of the most important committees in the Congress because we helped our members, and we lost that somehow in all the years,” Granger said.DOD photo by Army Sgt. James McCann Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Dead girls family mourn loss in Malaysia as autopsy ends

first_imgThis file handout of a recent picture released by the Quoirin family on 5 August 2019 shows Nora Quiorin, a 15-year-old Franco-Irish teenager who went missing from a Malaysian rainforest resort, posing with her mother Meabh. Photo: AFPMalaysian authorities Wednesday conducted a post-mortem examination on the body of a Franco-Irish teen found in the jungle after she disappeared from a resort, as her family mourned the “unbearable” loss.The naked body of Nora Quoirin, 15, was discovered Tuesday in a ravine in dense rainforest after a 10-day hunt involving hundreds of people, helicopters and sniffer dogs.She went missing from the Dusun Resort, not far from Kuala Lumpur, on 4 August, a day after checking in for a holiday with her London-based family.Her family believed the teen, who had learning difficulties, had been abducted but police classified her disappearance as a missing person case.Her body had to be airlifted by helicopter out of the ravine — about 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) from the resort — after which it was transported to hospital and identified by her relatives.On Wednesday morning a pathologist began conducting a post-mortem examination on the body, police said, as a media scrum gathered at the hospital in Seremban town, which was guarded by armed officers.Her family said the schoolgirl was “at the heart of our family”, in a statement released by The Lucie Blackman Trust, a UK charity that supports relatives of British people missing overseas.”She is the truest, most precious girl and we love her infinitely. The cruelty of her being taken away is unbearable. Our hearts are broken.”We will always love our Nora.”- ‘Traumatised’ -Family lawyer Sankara N. Nair added that the girl’s relatives are “highly traumatised following the loss of their child. They are in a state of shock”.The body was found unclothed but authorities have not said if there were any signs of injury.Police are not ruling out criminal elements in the case, have questioned witnesses and are investigating witness accounts of a truck heard early on the morning the girl disappeared.Rescue workers carry a body, found during a search operation for the missing 15-year-old Franco-Irish teenager Nora Quoirin, at a hospital in Seremban on 13 August 2019. Photo: AFPA group of volunteers who were part of the search and rescue team found the body after being tipped off by a member of the public.It was discovered in the official search zone, in an area that the team had previously covered.On Monday, the family had offered a 50,000 ringgit ($11,900) reward, donated by a Belfast business, for information that could lead to her return.And at the weekend, her mother Meabh fought back tears as she made an emotional speech thanking the search team, with the girl’s French father Sebastien by her side.The five-hectare (12-acre) resort where the teenager disappeared is next to a patch of thick jungle and in the foothills of a mountain range.Her family had said it was extremely unlikely the reserved youngster would have wandered off on her own.She had a condition known as holoprosencephaly, where the brain fails to develop normally, had limited verbal communication and could only write a few words.She attended a school for young people with learning and communication difficulties.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition Monday Dec 22

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe recap this past weekend’s horrific events in New York, where two NYPD officers were “assassinated” by a mentally deranged man (who first shot his girlfriend just outside of Baltimore) before committing suicide. What are the implications for the ongoing debate about reform in the criminal justice system and the reconstruction of policing policies in communities of color? We’ll analyze these issues with our panel, coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

Cardinals Wrap Up Competition at the Doug Raymond National Qualifier

first_img KENT, Ohio – Pole vaulters from the University of Louisville track and field team competed at the Doug Raymond National Qualifier Saturday afternoon. Live Results Men’s Pole Vault11. Lucas Weaver – 4.60m/15-01 Print Friendly Version On the women’s side, Gabriela Leon picked up her third straight pole vault title this season with a mark of 4.23m/13-10.50. Morgan Zacharias took fourth place at 3.98m/13-00.75, and Aliyah Welter finished in eighth place at 3.68m/12-00.75. Story Links The Cardinals will take a week off before returning to competition Feb. 21-23 in Blacksburg, Va. at the ACC Indoor Championships. Doug Raymond National QualifierFebruary 9, 2019 Kent State Fieldhouse | Kent, Ohio Women’s Pole Vault1. Gabriela Leon – 4.23m/13-10.504. Morgan Zacharias – 3.98m/13-00.758. Aliyah Welter – 3.68m/12-00.75 On the men’s side, Lucas Weaver finished in 11th place after clearing 4.60m/15-01.last_img read more

Offensive to retake north Mali unlikely till 2013

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day “Weapons deliveries to Mali are not up for debate. It’s about a training mission. It’s not about combat troops,” he said. “It might be about providing logistical, technical and financial help, but that depends on how the situation develops there.”O’Brien said Britain was “in a position where one of the things we could contemplate offering is training of various kinds. At this stage, I’m not going in with a closed mind to rule anything out. We will do our best to play our part. I haven’t ruled anything out.”After talks with Westerwelle in Berlin, ex-Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, the U.N.’s special envoy for the Sahel, suggested the priority should be a political solution in Mali _ where the country’s democratically elected leader was ousted in the March coup.In August, Mali’s interim leaders announced a 31-minister government, including five seen as close to coup leader Capt. Amadou Sanogo, who nominally handed over power but still has not completely relinquished control. European diplomats said elections are not likely to be held there before next April.“It is our and my duty to examine all possible solutions and not to fixate on a military solution,” Prodi said. “We are facing a particular situation that has a political and ethnic origin, and that’s why we should even avoid a military operation. And we can discuss military aspects in a later phase, but there’s a real need to find a political solution.” Comments   Share   ___Associated Press writer Frank Jordans in Berlin contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Proposals for an offensive by Mali’s forces, supported by troops from neighboring nations and other African Union states _ but not Western countries _ are to be discussed at a meeting of African officials in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday.However, diplomats expect that the preparations and moves to secure a United Nations Security Council resolution to authorize the action could take months.Ex-British aid minister Stephen O’Brien, U.K. special representative to the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa, which includes Mali, said nations will take until December to work out what help to provide to the troubled West African country.The assistance will likely include training for the nation’s armed forces, help with military logistics and work on a plan to hold elections in 2013.“That will all, around the turn of the year, start developing a very clear twin track approach _ on both the political and the possible military side,” O’Brien said.France, which plans to move surveillance drones to West Africa and is holding secret talks with U.S. officials on Mali, has pressed for quicker action, as have some African nations. Last month, French President Francois Hollande called for an African-led military intervention in Mali “as quickly as possible.” Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Associated PressLONDON (AP) – A planned African-led military offensive to reclaim northern Mali from al-Qaida-linked rebels is unlikely to begin before next year _ despite growing concern about the terrorist threat militants there pose to the continent and the rest of the world, a Western official said Tuesday.An international plan is being finalized to help Mali’s weak interim government root out the Islamist groups, including al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, that have become the de facto rulers of the country’s north following chaos prompted by a military coup in March. O’Brien insisted that plans won’t likely be finalized by the year’s end, but acknowledged there are growing concerns over the security risks posed by extremists sheltering in northern Mali.“Al-Qaida in the Maghreb, which has activities in the area, is growing in both capability and ambition, and if we don’t act there is a very real threat of further attacks in Africa, and eventually Europe, the Middle East and beyond,” he said.In Berlin, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said he was also growing increasingly wary. “If the north of Mali falls apart, if terrorist schools appear and a safe haven is created for terrorists worldwide, then it won’t just endanger Mali and the North African states, but it endangers us in Europe, too,” he said.Asked by The Associated Press if Germany would consider sending unmanned observation drones, like France, he said: “It’s too soon to talk about further details.”Westerwelle said European foreign ministers will discuss options for supporting Mali at a meeting on Nov. 19, but insisted that nations in Europe would not contribute troops or weapons _ seeking instead to offer training and logistical assistance. 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches The vital role family plays in society Top Stories last_img read more

Peru registers 79 increase in tourists till August 2015

first_imgThe land of record-breaking skateboarding dogs, Inca citadels, chill surf towns and possibly the world’s best cuisine, Peru, has captured the curiosity of more tourists this year and is projected to continue bringing in more in the coming years.Peru succeeded in welcoming an increase of 7.9% tourists in the period between January and August 2015 compared to last year, announced Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Magali Silva.Silva hopes that tourism will reach a seven percent expansion at the year’s end. By the end of next year, the Minister has the goal set to receive four million tourists for all of 2016. In 2014, Peru counted 3.21 million tourists with an expectation for 3.5 million for the current year.“To date, results are reasonable and enable us to maintain our projections…for the medium and long-terms,” said Silva.last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo TEMPE, Ariz. – Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his fifth year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media several times leading up to gameday.Here, in this space, with help from the Cardinals’ media relations staff, we’ll highlight many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has with reporters following practice.Opening statement:“Everybody practiced except Corey Peters – a good start to the week. We’ll put the pads on tomorrow and hopefully have an even better practice. Good intensity, so other than that, just a really good start to the week.” On the benefits of Gabbert’s mobility:“Yeah, you hope to hell he’s not running around because we can’t block them. You hope he’s running around because you designed it to run around.”On if the defensive success on the first series against Seattle will make him defer if Arizona wins the coin toss:“Yeah, once you start winning those battles, it’s easy.”On whether he’s seen anything out of RB T.J. Logan on punt returns yet:“No. His wrist is still pretty stiff.” On dropped passes and route running by the receiving corps:“Route running is fine. It’s just a matter of finishing and catching it. We dropped way too many balls on Drew in that ball game. It had kind of gone away, and it showed back up in a big, big game.”On the defensive front providing pressure and helping generate turnovers for the backend:“That ball’s coming out, as long as your eyes are in right place. We dropped two. Budda (Baker) had one right in his hands. We should have had another one. The quarterback gets hit enough, it’s coming out of there, and then whoever is spying, whoever is doubling, if their eyes are in the right place, they’ll get interceptions.”On how ready S Budda Baker is for more playing time:“More than ready. He stepped in. Like I said, rookies around Thanksgiving and the middle and first of November, they shouldn’t be rookies anymore.”On how Gabbert’s extra reps helped him develop:“A bunch. It’s nothing like getting first team reps. Drew knows so much, he could let Blaine have a bunch. That part has really helped his progression, especially in blitz drills.”On Gabbert’s comfort level overall with the offense:“I think he’s real comfortable. I’m very comfortable. If he’s our guy, then I’m extremely comfortable.” Top Stories RELATED: Cardinals GM Steve Keim on 98.7 FM’s Doug & Wolf showOn QB Drew Stanton’s status:“He’s one of the guys that practiced. Only one guy didn’t. He practiced.”On where he puts Stanton’s level of toughness:“At the top of the chart. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen him gut it up like that. But yeah, he’s off the charts. That’s why his teammates love him.”On how much his knee affected him in last Thursday’s game:“Oh, it affected him on two or three throws. The one to John Brown, especially, it gave out on him. That is the one that we’d all like to have back. There was maybe one or two others, but that was affected.”On whether QB Blaine Gabbert received more reps with the starters:“Yeah, and he got a bunch last week, but he’ll get more this week. We’ll try to get Matt (Barkley) something along the lines.”On how he evaluates a quarterback in practice who was injured in a prior game and what the quarterback has to do to be able to play in the next game:“Protect himself, number one, being able to get out of harm’s way, or you’re really going to get hurt. He was able to do that in that ball game, and he moved around great. He was gutting it up, but he could stay out of harm’s way. I have had guys with legs that were in damn near casts, playing the pistol the whole game, all the way back to Todd Jordan at Mississippi State, Ben (Roethlisberger). They could throw it, and you made sure they threw it away, that they didn’t get hit.” (AP Photo)center_img On the differences in Houston’s offense without QB Deshaun Watson:“Oh gosh, Braxton Miller’s playing quarterback to do all the things that Deshaun … It takes two quarterbacks for them to do what Deshaun does.”On if S Antoine Bethea or Baker will be the second safety in the base defense:“It’ll probably be Budda right now.”On if Baker’s hesitation while lining up last week was a result of him not knowing or lack of trust in himself:“Just communication. When our crowd’s cranked up, you’re listening for somebody to tell you sometimes, and you’ve got to trust yourself.”On his curiosity to see Gabbert manage the offense and digest the plays:“As far as him, he can spin it as good as anybody I’ve ever had. Just keeping him in his comfort zone. Don’t overload him with things he has to think about for this week, because they’re such a good pressure team. Let him know his protections are sound. Keep him in his comfort zone, because he can spin the ball. As long as we’re getting open, we’ve got to catch it.”On if it’s a problem that he’s been in so many different offensive schemes and systems:“I’ve never seen a guy have that many head coaches and that many coordinators, and not bother him. But he’s got all the confidence in the world. 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first_imgPhoto: Nachiket Kapre, CC BY-NC 2.06. Fly to Monaco in a helicopterMonaco is only about 20 kilometres from Nice, so it’s worth a visit for its spectacular views and to see the famous grand prix track, not to mention the legions of fancy yachts. It’s easy enough to go by train, or even to drive, but why do that when you can act the oligarch by taking a helicopter? Heli Air Monaco offers flights from Nice airport to Monaco for around 140 euros per person, and they’ll even give you a lift to your chosen destination in town once you arrive. The flight only takes seven minutes, but it will provide a lifetime of bragging rights: “So anyway, I jumped on the chopper to Monaco…”7. Stroll around the portOn the other side of Castle Hill, Port Lympia, lined with pastel-coloured 18th century buildings, is a good for a daytime stroll. Pick your favourite yacht, and guess how much they’re worth. The stakes are upped in this game at the deeper port of Antibes, home to the real megayachts. Once you’ve had your fill of excessively conspicuous consumption, try L’Ane Rouge for dinner. It may just look like any old seafront café from the outside, but it won a Michelin star and the food is not only stunning but also reasonably priced.8. Go paddleboardingPaddle boarding has swept the Cote d’Azur over the past few years. Basically it involves standing on a surfboard and gently swooshing yourself along using an elongated paddle. It makes a welcome change from noisy jetskis, and it certainly requires a lot less stamina than kite surfing or water skiing, although having said that, simply standing on the board gives your core muscles a great workout for. Another advantage over more energetic water sports is that it gives you time to contemplate the marine life darting to and fro beneath you in the clear blue water. There are several operators along the French Riviera: in Nice, go for Glisse Evasion. Photo: Damian Kerr, CC BY-NC 2.0Liked this article? Explore some more French destinations:8 ways to explore the Cote d’Azur on a budgetHow to live it up in Cannes and the French Riviera in style if you’re a few quid short of a super yacht.Top 10 things to do in LyonBikes, birds, bouchons and beaujolais… Forget Paris: sometimes only Lyon will do. Get the gen on France’s gastro capital.Top 10 things to do in MarseilleMarseille, the city of pastis and Pagnol, compels with its elemental soul.Find flights to NiceFind hotels in NiceSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Nice provides pretty much everything you’d expect of the Cote d’Azur: sun, beaches, beautiful people and massive yachts.But as a big city (the fifth biggest in France), not just a seaside resort, there’s much more to do in Nice than sunbathe, notably a clutch of world-class art museums. And Nice has a distinct identity of its own, too: it didn’t become part of France until 1860, it has its own language, Niçard (although today it’s rarely spoken), and it has its own distinctive food in the shape of socca (a delicious local pancake).1. Rollerblade along the Promenade des AnglaisThis famous four-kilometre walkway, which runs right around the bay, was originally paid for by English visitors, who began using Nice as an ‘overwintering’ spot in the early 19th century. There are numerous public and private beaches along its length (tip: the beaches to the west are less crowded), and it’s _the _place for a sunset stroll; you’ll meet plenty of locals doing the same. But why stroll when you can rollerblade? Rent skates from Roller Station, and you can blade for miles along the flat promenade, even out past the airport.2. Climb up Castle HillCastle Hill (Colline du Chateau) was once the site of a huge medieval fortress around which the town of Nice grew up but it was completely dismantled by the invading French army in 1706. Nowadays the hill hosts a botanical garden, and it offers beautiful views across the orange-tiled roofs of the town. As you climb the 200-odd steps to the summit through the lush green of the gardens, look out for the foundations of the old castle, as well as a surprisingly large (man-made) waterfall. But if it’s stiflingly hot, you may wish to avoid a sweaty climb by taking the free lift to the top instead.3. Visit the Musée MatisseFrench artist Henri Matisse relocated from Paris to Nice in 1917, and it was there, in the final years of his life, that he developed his famous cut-out technique. Diagnosed with cancer and confined to his bed after surgery, Matisse would cut out large, colourful shapes and direct his assistants on how to rearrange them, leading to famous works such as The Snail (1953). The Musée Matisse is housed in a 17th century villa and holds one of the world’s largest collections of Matisse artworks, including his famous cut-outs, and best of all, it’s free. Plus it’s surrounded by an extensive park studded with olive trees, ideal for a wander in contemplation after soaking up some art. _Photo: Stephen Hinde, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0_5. Eat soccaThe Cote d’Azur doesn’t come cheap. Many of the restaurants and bars will give your wallet a real thumping, so thank goodness for socca: a Nice speciality that tastes fantastic and is super cheap to boot. Socca is a pancake made of chickpea flour, water and olive oil all cooked on a griddle, and it makes for a fine lunch after a long morning at the beach (oh, what a chore), particularly when paired with an ice-cold glass of rosé wine. Chez Pipo is a particularly popular spot for socca (and venerable too, it opened in 1923), while Chez René Socca just off Place Garibaldi is something of a local institution.center_img RelatedSouth of France holidays: 5 incredible road tripsGlitz, glamour and Grace Kelly: the south of France has it all in slick spades, so join us now as we take you on a tour of the best driving routes in the region. British playwright and novelist, Somerset Maugham once referred to the French Riviera as a ‘sunny place…15 Mediterranean holiday destinations you can’t miss this summerCruising for a deal on Mediterranean holidays this summer? Who can blame you. Check out these beautiful beaches, small islands and the best places to visit in the Mediterranean Sea, from Spain to Croatia. We’ll see you there for an Aperol spritz. Cheap sunny holidays: 10 last-minute bargain beach holidaysIf you’re desperate for a cheap sunny holiday this year, take a look at our ideas for long-haul and short-haul bargain beach breaks: – 5 short-haul destinations, from the Algarve to Croatia – 5 long-haul hotspots, including bargain holidays in Turkey and Vietnam – Where to go, what to see… Photo: Aoife Cahill, CC BY-NC-ND 2.04. Go to the flower market“Don’t miss the flower market!” It’s a phrase you will quite possibly hear many times during your stay in Nice from helpful hotel clerks, locals and other tourists, jealous work colleagues. It’s enough to make you avoid going. But on the other hand it’s also impossibly picturesque, rammed as it is with candy-coloured awnings and cascades of flowers, set in the narrow streets of Vieux Nice. 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