Kathleen MartensAPTN National NewsIt’s a growing grassroots response similar to that of the IdleNoMore movement. Groups across the country are mobilizing Thursday after violence broke out on the anti-fracking protest line in rural New Brunswick.First Nations people across the country are being asked to show their support for Elsipogtog protesters fighting a protest injunction being enforced by the RCMP.At least four RCMP cruisers were burned in Rexton, NB, as chaos rages following a raid by heavily-armed front line officers backed by a tactical unit including police dogs on a Mi’kmaq-led blockade that has trapped exploration vehicles belonging to a Houston-based firm conducting shale gas exploration in the province.APTN’s Ossie Michelin is reporting that RCMP officers are using sporadic volleys of tear gas to disperse the crowd that gathered near the blockade site after news spread about the police raid. Michelin said it appears police have lost control of the situation with smoke from the burning cars and tear gas drifting into the air about increasingly volatile situation.The officers were initially met Thursday morning by members of the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society which has anchored the barricades for over two weeks. Images have emerged showing a Molotov cocktail thrown at the RCMP officers as they approached one of the encampments at the site.Officers fired rubber bullets in the woods around the barricade and the RCMP has arrested Elsipogtog Chief Arren Sock and some of his councillors who went to the blockade site in solidarity. All were later releaed.Tensions were high on both sides as the raid unfolded.“Crown land belongs to the government, not to fucking natives,” APTN’s Ossie Michelin heard one of the camouflaged officers involved in the raid shout to protestors.“Go back where the fuck you came from,” shouted one of the activists at the scene.Dramatic images of the blockade have flashed across social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.Video shot by M’ikmaq Warrior member Suzanne Patles showed RCMP officers moving in with dogs.Support for the protestors quickly spread across the country.In Listuguj supporters blocked the Listuguj bridge and a section of Highway 6 near Caledonia was closed Thursday by supporters from Six Nations.There were reportedly small shows of support in New York City and Washington, D.C. outside the Canadian consulates.Supporters and activists are issuing the call for peaceful action through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. PowerShift.ca has the most up-to-date list of events and adding more as they crop up. People are already promising to gather and light sacred fires in major cities like Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Edmonton tonight.The creators of IdleNoMore in Lethbridge, Alta., said via Twitter they wasted no time in getting a group together to march down the city’s main drag Thursday afternoon. Its hashtag was popping up on Twitter alongside #ElsipogtogSolidarity.Events are planned for the West Coast tomorrow.More to come.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Fox and the NFL have agreed to a five-year deal for Thursday night football games.Those games previously were televised by CBS and NBC, two of the league’s other network partners. Fox announced Wednesday that it will televise 11 games between Weeks 4 and 15, with simulcasts on NFL Network and Fox Deportes.Fox, which has the Sunday afternoon NFC package, will produce all of the games under the deal, which is worth a little more than $3 billion, according to a person with direct knowledge of the terms of the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league didn’t announce its value.“This is a single partner deal, we are not splitting the package,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a conference call. “We had tremendous amount of interest from all the broadcast partners, all of whom wanted it exclusively. We felt this was the best opportunity for the NFL to grow the Thursday night package.”Goodell added that the league is exploring partnerships with digital outlets, also in conjunction with Fox.The NFL has broadcast deals “five years out” with its other partners — ESPN has the Monday night package — so five years on this agreement made sense.“Fundamentally, Fox was built on football,” said Peter Rice, president of 21st Century Fox, nothing that 25 years ago, the NFC package “helped launch a fledgling network into what it is today.”“These opportunities come along very, very infrequently,” he added. “You either have the rights to the most-watched content in media or you don’t. If you don’t take the opportunity, this won’t come up again for five years. We believe in buying the very best rights, and the best rights are the NFL.”CBS and NBC each paid $450 million for the previous two-year package.“We explored a responsible bid for Thursday Night Football but in the end are very pleased to return to entertainment programming on television’s biggest night,” CBS said in a statement. “At the same time, we look forward to continuing our terrific long-term partnership with the NFL on Sunday afternoons, with more than 100 games per season including next year’s Super Bowl 53.”Fox could have a conflict if weather causes a World Series game to be postponed from Wednesday to Thursday. In recent years, Series Game 2 and 6 have been scheduled for Wednesday.“In that hypothetical kind of a scenario, the World Series game would stay on Fox and our Thursday night game would become an FS1/NFL Network simulcast,” Fox spokesman Eddie Motl said.Goodell noted that the Thursday night games are a place for innovation.“One of the things we’ve taken into consideration with Thursday night in general is to evolve this package, to use it as an opportunity to learn, to understand where these various platforms are going, and what we can do to make it a more attractive experience for our fans,” he said. “We will look at that in that context, and the term will be consistent with what it will take to make sure that we continue to evolve that platform as well as the experience for our fans.”That means streaming outlets, of course.“We have accepted bids for digital partners,” Goodell said. “We have very healthy competition. In fact, I would say it’s unprecedented competition from a number of digital partners.“As I say, we put our focus on the broadcast package first. … We are not required to go coterminous with the broadcasts. We can do any length of deal that we get to an agreement on with that digital partner. As I mentioned earlier, we will be doing this in co-operation with our Fox partners.”___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
CHICAGO — Cyberattacks that recently crippled nearly two dozen Texas cities have put other local governments on guard.The attacks offer the latest evidence that hackers can halt routine operations by locking up computers and demanding steep ransoms. Officials are increasingly turning to cybersecurity insurance to help safeguard against the growing threat.Alan Shark of the Public Technology Institute says the ransom attacks have entered “an epidemic stage” and that the bad actors have been “emboldened.”The attacks have the potential to set governments back decades. Libraries can’t use electronic checkout systems. Police can’t access electronic records, and utility bills must be paid with paper checks rather than online.Protection is expensive, particularly for smaller cities whose employees may not be trained on the latest ransomware.Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press
“The Impact of AIDS,” issued by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), says that without an effective vaccine or cure or better programmes to prevent its spread, HIV/AIDS – which has already killed over 20 million people since 1980 – will cause up to 100 million deaths in sub-Saharan Africa by 2025.The disease also threatens the capabilities of health-care systems, jeopardizes the education of children, diminishes food security due to loss of farm workers, and weakens economies and stalls economic development because experiences workers are lost.HIV/AIDS was found to be the most important population concern, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where the virus is preventing achievement of the Millennium Development Goals adopted by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000.The report stresses that efforts to prevent new infections and providing treatment for the infected HIV/AIDS population are essential.”The course of the HIV/AIDS epidemic is by no means pre-determined,” the report concludes. “The eventual course of the disease depends on how individuals, communities, nations and the world respond to the HIV/AIDS threat today and tomorrow.”
A group of Brock’s own faculty and staff will bring their musical talents to the stage next week in the next instalment of the RBC Foundation Music@Noon recital series.Percussionist Devon Fornelli, pianist John Sherwood and guitarist Max Holten-Andersen will come together to perform on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines.Pianist John Sherwood will perform Jan. 29 during the next RBC Foundation Music@Noon concert.Fornelli is a percussion instructor at Brock University and has extensive experience as a soloist, orchestral percussionist and chamber instrumentalist. He has performed with the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the UBC Wind Ensemble among many others. His range of talent spans orchestral percussion, contemporary art music and drum set traditions from the big band era to the present.Sherwood began his career with a strong foundation in classical music and is now known as one of the top jazz pianists in Canada. He performs regularly with Peter Appleyard and has also worked with a range of other talented musicians including Moe Koffman, Guido Basso, Rob McConnell, Ed Bickert, Jake Hanna, Kenny Wheeler and Butch Miles.Holten-Andersen was born and raised in Argentina and is heavily influenced by South American harmonies, rhythms and techniques. He actively teaches guitar at his home studio as well as sound design and music programming at Brock, where he is also the Visual Arts Department’s Media Resource Co-ordinator.Thanks to the generous donation of the RBC Foundation, the three will join together on stage as part of the Music@Noon Recital Series, which takes place most Tuesdays at noon in the Recital Hall of the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. For more information on upcoming performances, visit the Music Department’s website.
Relations between Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau, pictured earlier this year, have occasionally been fraught (Getty Images)The US and Canada have reached a new trade deal, along with Mexico, to replace the current North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta).The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) gives the US greater access to Canada’s dairy market and allows extra imports of Canadian cars.The deal has 34 chapters and governs more than $1tn (£767bn) in trade.US President Donald Trump, who has long sought to change Nafta, said the new deal was “wonderful”.Until recently it looked as if Canada could be excluded from a final trade agreement to replace Nafta which has been in place since 1994.The new USMCA is intended to last 16 years and be reviewed every six years.Following the agreement, Mr Trump tweeted that USMCA was a “great deal” for all three countries and solves the “deficiencies and mistakes” in Nafta.The hundreds of pages of the agreement were released in the early hours of Monday and contain updated arrangements for Canada’s dairy industry and measures aimed at shifting lower-paid car jobs from Mexico.On dairy, US farmers will have access to 3.5% of Canada’s $16bn-a-year dairy market. On the lumber (or wood) industry, Canada secured protection from US anti-dumping tariffs through the preservation of a dispute-settlement mechanism.The US made a deal with Mexico in August, but relations with Canada over the trade pact had become increasingly strained in recent weeks.The Trump administration set Sunday as a deadline for Canada to strike a deal.A protectionist policy under the Mr Trump has seen the US forge ahead with individual trade deals, rejecting bigger multi-lateral trade agreements and posing a challenge to decades of global free trade.As part of this policy Mr Trump has also launched a trade war against China, which has already hurt companies and could curb global economic growth. (Excerpts from BBC) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrump announces ‘incredible’ trade deal with MexicoAugust 27, 2018In “latest news”White House readies order to quit NAFTA: administration officialApril 26, 2017In “World”Trump threatens to pull US out of World Trade OrganizationAugust 31, 2018In “latest news” On cars, Canada and Mexico have a quota of 2.6 million cars they can export to the US as a protection for their car industry if the US imposes a 25% global tariff on car importsIn addition, 40% of car parts of vehicles produced in the USMCA area must be made in areas of North America, paying wages of $16 an hour
Bob HanningFuchse BerlinQatari investments The big story in Germany is decision of some Bundesliga teams to refuse money from some Qatari investment foundation, who planned to invest a lot of money and build the better squad from current. Secretary General of Fuche Berlin, Bob Hanning said to German PRESS that they refused offer from Qatar, which could make from Berlin team like PSG with 10 million budget, but with some new coach – not Dagur Sigurdsson.– We are not a toy. Club can’t sold own soul for money – said Hanning.Offers for these kind of deals were refused by Rhein Neckar Lowen and VfL Gummersbach. ← Previous Story Torsten Jansen one more season with HSV Handball Next Story → Amazing fans support to their teams: Metalurg, Wisla Plock and Pick Szeged to get Wild Card!
Friday 19 Apr 2019, 1:02 PM https://jrnl.ie/4599886 39 Comments Short URL Image: An Garda Síochána Cannabis worth €800,000 seized after ‘substantial’ grow house found at Waterford industrial estate The seizure was made at around 6pm last night. Apr 19th 2019, 1:03 PM GARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED around €800,000 worth of cannabis after discovering what investigators have described as a “substantial” grow house in Co Waterford.The grow house was discovered at an industrial premises in the Waterford Airport Business Park during an intelligence-led operation at around 6pm last night.Around 1,000 cannabis plants at various stages of growth were seized during a search of the premises under warrant.Two Vietnamese men aged 32 and 43 were arrested at the scene and are currently being detained at Tramore Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act, 1996. Image: An Garda Síochána 16,418 Views By Stephen McDermott Share Tweet Email3 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
L’Inserm développe un test prédictif de risque pour le cancer colorectalDes chercheurs de l’Inserm ont mis au point un test qui permet de prédire le risque de développer un cancer colorectal chez les patients opérés de polypes bénins. Celui-ci se base sur la présence d’une protéine appelée la progastrine.Les cancers du colon et du rectum constituent la deuxième cause de mort par cancer en France et font chaque année pas moins de 17.500 victimes. Ils arrivent également au troisième rang des cas de cancer détectés avec 40.500 cas. D’où l’importance de la prouesse révélée par deux chercheurs de l’Inserm dans la revue Cancer Prevention Research. Catherine Seva et Audrey Ferrand sont parvenus à mettre au point un test capable de prédire le risque de cancer colorectal chez des patients qui ont auparavant été opérés de polypes bénins. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?En effet, 60 à 80% des cancers colorectaux se développent à partir d’une tumeur bénigne (polype ou adénome) sur une durée moyenne d’une dizaine d’années. Or, les polypes hyperplasiques sont des lésions colorectales assez fréquentes : près d’un quart de la population européenne entre 20 et 54 ans en développe. Mais jusqu’à présent, rien ne permet d’identifier les polypes pouvant se développer en cancer. C’est donc sur ce point que les scientifiques ont établi leurs recherches en se concentrant sur une protéine particulière appelée progastrine, déjà connue pour son implication dans la cancérogénèse.Au cours de leurs travaux, elles ont étudié la présence de cette molécule sur des polypes hyperplasiques de 74 patients. Elles ont alors démontré une association significative entre des taux élevés de progastrine et la survenue ultérieure de lésions précancéreuses. “Alors que ces polypes étaient considérés comme bénins et sans risque, 100% des patients qui présentaient des taux élevés de progastrine ont développé dans les 2 à 10 ans des adénomes, reconnus comme des lésions précoces du cancer colorectal”, souligne l’Inserm dans son communiqué relayé par l’AFP. En revanche, les patients présentant pas ou très peu de cette molécule n’ont vu aucun lésion se développer au cours des 10 ans qui ont suivi le retrait des polypes. Evaluer le risque pour un meilleur suivi des patientsAu vu de ses résultats, les deux scientifiques ont ainsi pu mettre au point un test prédictif basé sur l’âge du patient et le marquage de la progastrine. Ce test permet de prédire, avec une très bonne sensibilité et spécificité, la survenue de tumeurs chez les patients ayant développé un polype hyperplasique, précise l’Inserm. “Alors qu’aucun suivi n’est recommandé à l’heure actuelle chez ces patients, mesurer l’expression de la progastrine dans les polypes hyperplasiques sert à connaître la population de patients présentant un risque élevé de développer une lésion précancéreuse”, explique Audrey Ferrand.Le 16 mars 2012 à 11:57 • Maxime Lambert
Stay on target Everyone is familiar with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead thanks to it being a hit series on AMC. While the zombie-tastic franchise deserves all the praise it gets, it isn’t the only great Kirkman series out there. If you’re like me, you are probably a fan of Invincible. Though arguably better than The Walking Dead (don’t kill me, fanboys!) it has been criminally overlooked by the public at large. Thankfully, this could all change soon.Seth Rogen, Even Goldberg, and Robert Kirkman himself are joining forces to bring us a live-action Invincible movie for Universal Pictures. Rogen and Goldberg will be in charge of writing and directing the superheroic exploits of Mark Grayson, a.k.a Invincible. Kirkman will act as a producer through Skybound Entertainment. The movie is part of Skybound’s first-look deal with Universal.“For nearly a decade I’ve had to endure the ‘what about Invincible?’ question as fans have watched The Walking Dead grow into the multi-media monstrosity it has become over the years,” said Robert Kirkman to The Hollywood Reporter. “The answer was always that we were waiting for the right team to partner with. That team has arrived! The esteemed misters Goldberg and Rogen have proven themselves to be top-notch directors with a keen collective eye for stunning visuals after slumming it by writing hit after juggernaut hit.”He went on to say: “Invincible‘s surprising, edgy, shocking, and often blood-soaked story couldn’t be in more capable hands. With the team of Rogen, Goldberg, and Universal, I’m very confident this will be another superhero movie, in a long line of superhero movies that continues to prove that it’s a viable, thrilling genre that will keep people coming to the cinema for years to come.”In a joint statement, Rogen and Goldberg stated: “No matter how much damage it causes our bodies, minds, and our most intimate relationships with those we love, we will not rest until Invincible is as great a movie as it deserves to be.”While this is exciting news for Invincible fans, the question of how faithful the movie will be to the original source material arises. Invincible certainly has its fair share of fun and light-hearted moments. But more often than not, the stories can get downright brutal (as Kirkman pointed out). If this film is PG-13, there will have to compromise when it comes to on-screen violence. At the same time, Universal could use the success of movies like Deadpool and Logan and go for an R-rating. Let’s hope that is the case because the last thing we need is a watered down adaptation of this beloved franchise.Stay tuned for more news on the Invincible movie as it develops. Polaroid Lab Turns Smartphone Snaps Into Instant PhotosAdobe’s New AI Tool Can Identify Photoshopped Faces
Google+ Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW WhatsApp Julio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide Receiver Twitter The following is set for tonight’s live two-hour finale of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic on the WWE Network, from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida:* Semi-Final #1: Gran Metalik vs. Zack Sabre Jr.* Semi-Final #2: Kota Ibushi vs. TJ Perkins* Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa in tag-team action.* The finals of the tournament to crown the winner of the Cruiserweight Classic.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of the Cruiserweight Classic live finale beginning tonight at 9PM ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJulio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide ReceiverVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:16/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 85.10%0:02Remaining Time -1:14 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Prince Harry’s Big Heart And The Invictus Games Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Celebrity Closeup: Edgar Ramirez Now Playing Up Next Man Paramotors Right By A Cable Car U.S. Open champ picks Jennifer Lawrence to play her Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Location of the finals of the AEW Tag Team Championship tournament announced for Charleston Baron Corbin advances to the Finals of the King of the Ring tournament this Sunday
A Vancouver teenager who died of childhood cancer last year was named Mr. Hudson’s Bay on Saturday.Michael Little, who died in October of Ewing-like sarcoma, was posthumously named the winner of the annual pageant after his family raised $21,518 for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, the lion’s share of the fundraiser’s $37,386 total.“I think it shows how loved Michael was,” his mother, Sharyn Little, said last week.Michael was a 17-year-old senior at Hudson’s Bay High School when he died. He was a patient at the children’s hospital, and his family said he dreamed of participating in the competition to give back to the hospital that had become a second home.“‘I just want to give back so bad,’” his sister, Lauren Little, remembers her baby brother saying.Mr. and Ms. Hudson’s Bay is a mock beauty pageant in honor of T.J. Moen, a student who died of complications from a rare heart condition. Since it was founded 26 years ago, students at the school have raised more than $1 million for the hospital.Michael’s sister, Lauren Little, said the support for her brother at the pageant was “above and beyond what I ever would have expected.”“It was just amazing that he completed his goal and his dream to become Mr. Hudson’s Bay,” she said. “Hopefully it will help other families who are going through the same thing.”
Everton winger Ademola Lookman insists everyone has a different scenario and, therefore, can’t be guaranteed to emulate the successes of others in the BundesligaThe 21-year-old spent the latter part of last season on loan at RB Leipzig and impressed with five goals and four assists in 11 Bundesliga appearances.Since then, the likes of English youngsters Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson have starred in the German top flight at Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim respectively.While, Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola confirmed Bayern Munich’s strong interest in young star Callum Hudson-Odoi.“Everyone’s scenario is different, all our situations are different,” said Lookman, according to Liverpool Echo.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“So I think it is about the experience because wherever you go you can say you are going to play, but you have to prove it.“It is for experience, learning new football, learning a new style, just being around it.“It was different football [in Germany], but I wouldn’t say it was daunting. It was just another experience, take it in your stride and get used to it.”Since returning to Everton for this season, Lookman has made just the one start in 11 Premier League appearances.
November 15, 2018 Healthy cooking class to improve your holiday diet KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- If you’re looking to sharpen your culinary skills, improve your diet, and spice up your life, there’s a cooking class just for you! It’s called “Healthy on You.” Amateurs are welcome. Not only will you “up your cooking game” but you’ll also have a lot of fun!This lush tropical paradise in Del Mar is where Samantha Binkley shares her love for cooking and healthy living. Sam, as her friends call her, is a certified health coach who was born in the West Indies. She developed her passion for cooking as a child by watching her mother work her “magic with herbs” in her delicious recipes.Today she’s guiding her class through one of her favorite spots on the one acre property, an amazing garden, filled with lush greenery, lots of gorgeous color, and a vast display of her home grown herbs and vegetables, the essential ingredients in her healthy recipes.And once everything is ripe for the picking, it’s added to her menu.Her exotic chickens are not part of the menu, but they’re great at laying all the eggs and a highlight of the tour.“I love when people are happy, in the kitchen, listening to music and just cooking healthy food. For me, that’s just so rewarding and I just find it a lot of fun,” Binkley said.One of the secrets to Sam’s savory recipes…the more than dozen spices shes created.“I was making spices to cook with during classes, different combos and blends and I would give them to everybody to take home and they would come back and ask for more. And that’s when I knew this is something interesting and I think I can do something great with this,” Binkley said.Her organic spice blends are sold in stores through-out San Diego County. She says her seasonings help make-up for the butter, cream and other “less than healthy” ingredients we add to our recipes. She calls the healing properties of herbs an added benefit.Transforming classic recipes into healthier versions is something many are hungry for. And her monthly classes, which last about 3 hours and cost $125 fill up quickly.“If they don’t make the recipe, at least they have a wider perspective on how they can make foods at home that taste equally good or better with less calories, lower fat and you don’t have to have dairy or gluten and it can still taste great!” Binkley said.To learn more about Samantha Binkley’s cooking classes, visit https://www.sambinkley.com/cooking-classes/ Updated: 9:31 PM Posted: November 15, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Healthy Living, Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter
Information and photo courtesy of Iowa Soybean Association. More than 400 farmers, industry and political leaders and industry stakeholders gathered for the Iowa Soybean Association’s (ISA) 50th Anniversary Symposium & Banquet. The program held Dec. 17-18 in Des Moines, focused on the past, present and future of the soybean industry, ISA and U.S. agriculture. ASA President Wade Cowan, Brownfield, Texas, spoke during the event, congratulating ISA on 50 years of representing soy growers and all of the work they’ve accomplished.ASA President Wade Cowan speaks at Iowa’s 50th Anniversary celebration in December. Credit: Iowa Soybean AssociationAmong the many highlights of the two-day celebration was a keynote address by Gov. Terry Branstad who marveled at the success the ISA has seen since its inception in 1964.“It’s amazing to think how much agriculture has changed and the key role ISA has played along the way,” said Branstad. “You’ve made it a priority to develop new markets and create new products for soybeans. It’s because of this work that Iowa continues to be a leader in agriculture.”The sessions that followed gave considerable time to the critical issues of today and explored future opportunities and challenges. Topics discussed included transportation, farm policy, global agriculture trade and demand, renewable energy, production research, freedom to operate, environmental quality and market forecasts were among the many issues discussed.Closing the event was a keynote panel entitled “Thinking Forward. The Next 50 Years of Agriculture.” Agriculture leaders engaged in an open discussion on the future of the industry. Panelists included:Dr. Robb Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer, MonsantoJim Knuth, sr. vice president, Farm Credit Services of AmericaPaul Schickler, president, DuPont PioneerHarry Stine, founder, Stine SeedKirk Leeds, chief executive officer, Iowa Soybean Association“We’re entering a new, very competitive era for soybean farmers,” said Leeds. “ISA will remain relevant to Iowa farmers as we continue to bring insight, knowledge and perspective on issues that affect their bottom line.”Additional stories from the ISA 50th Anniversary Symposium & Banquet is available here.
(WSVN) – A nationwide test of the United States’ new Wireless Emergency Alerts, the first of its kind, is set to take place on Wednesday.According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the test will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The test is set to take place in two parts — first on all wireless devices at 2:18 p.m. followed by an Emergency Alert Systems test at 2:20 p.m.The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency website notes that this is the fourth EAS test but just the first test conducted on all wireless devices.As part of wireless emergency alerts, users will receive Presidential Alerts, AMBER Alerts, and alerts in cases of extreme weather or “other threatening emergencies.” FEMA says that users can opt out of emergency alerts but by law cannot opt out of Presidential Alerts.As part of the alert, cellphones that are on and within range of a cell tower will receive a message and a “loud tone and vibration” but not all phones will receive the message. The message will have a header that says “Presidential Alert” and will read…“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”The MEMA website says that the system provides the president with the ability to communicate with the nation in times of a national emergency. The test was originally scheduled for Sept. 20 but was postponed due to Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.For more information on the test, visit the FEMA website here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Share your voice Tags Tesla 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous More From Roadshow 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 50 Photos Enlarge ImageTesla’s calling on the power of hackers to help secure its cars. Nick Miotke/Roadshow Most car manufacturers would dread the idea of someone hacking one of their vehicles, but Tesla has decided to go the other way and open up its software to a hacking contest called Pwn2Own in Vancouver. The winner will take home a Model 3.The Pwn2Own contest has been going since 2007 — it started as a way for “white-hat” hackers to show Apple that its systems weren’t as impervious as it was making them out to be. In the first contest, the prize was a MacBook Pro.Now, 12 years later, Pwn2Own has become the premier event for white hats to test their skills against various types of software and win some cool stuff. The 2019 event is being sponsored by Tesla, Microsoft, VMWare and is a part of the larger CanSecWest security conference.”Since 2007, Pwn2Own has become an industry-leading contest that encourages new areas of vulnerability research on today’s most critical platforms,” said Brian Gorenc, senior director of vulnerability research for Trend Micro, a software security platform. “Over the years we have added new targets and categories to direct research efforts toward areas of growing concern for businesses and consumers.”Currently, Tesla is the only auto manufacturer openly participating in such an event. Its involvement stems from its long-standing bug bounty program, which pays up to $15,000 for security exploits of its systems. Tesla’s involvement in Pwn2Own is just the latest escalation of its bug-seeking behavior. In 2018 the company altered its warranty policy to state that as long as security exploits are found and reported within the limits outlined by the bug bounty program, the user’s warranty will remain intact.The 2019 Pwn2Own event will be held in Vancouver from March 20-22. Post a comment Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode Auto Tech Security Electric Cars Car Industry Car Games and Apps 0 Microsoft Tesla
By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFROThe Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. recently donated $10,000 to support the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, an independent and tuition free institution that serves children from traditionally underserved communities in the Washington, D.C.The fraternity’s donation, which highlights Alpha’s commitment to urban communities, is aligned with its national program, “Go-To-High-School, Go-To-College,” which was established in 1922 and concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement.A photo of members of the Bishop Walker School at Evensong at the Nation Cathedral in Northwest, D.C. (Courtesy Photo).“Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is committed to the uplift and education of our youth, especially for African American males,” said Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 35th General President Everett B. Ward. “Throughout the Fraternity’s history, we have consistently provided support for institutions and initiatives that solidify our commitment to the community. Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys is ensuring that our boys are challenged to reach their full academic potential and prepared for future leadership and service in their communities and we are grateful for the opportunity to support.”Currently, Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, which is located in Southeast D.C., serves Junior-Kindergarten through Sixth grade and is expanding to 8th grade by 2020 when its total enrollment reaches 160 students.“We’re really excited that the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha (Fraternity, Inc.) gave a very generous donation to the Bishop Walker School,” said James Woody, chief development officer for the school. “(Since) the Bishop Walker is a tuition-free school, we’re always open to financial contributions, but we’re also interested in having men of color come down and be positive role models for our students.”The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys officially opened in 2008 with a single class of 13 four year olds and a staff consisting of three classroom teachers and an administrator, according to the school’s website. The institution’s mission is to use education to combat the D.C. communities’ high school drop off rate and bolster test scores, which have lagged in the past for children in underserved communities.Male youth and young adults are more likely than their female counterparts to have dropped out of high school, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. In 2016, 7 percent of males ages 16 to 24 were high school dropouts, compared with 5 percent of females. Although males comprise roughly half of the population in this age group, they make up 59 percent of high school dropouts. In recent years, males have been more likely to drop out, but female youth were more likely to leave school prior to 1980.The school, which receives no public funding and covers all expenses through donations and contributed services, is named for the first African American Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, the Rt. Reverend John Thomas Walker, who was “a pastor, teacher, cathedral builder, civil rights leader, ecumenist, social justice pioneer, urban missionary, relief worker and statesman” and welcomes boys of all faiths and beliefs.
Kolkata: In a tragic incident, a woman was killed and another sustained injury after a slab of a railway foot overbridge fell on them at Baruipur Station in the Sealdah South section on Friday evening.The incident triggered tension among the other passengers, who were there on the platform at the time of the incident. The GRP and RPF rushed to the spot immediately after the incident and closed the foot overbridge for public use.The railway authorities have ordered a probe into the incident. CPRO Eastern Railways Ravi Mahapatra said Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifethat there might have beenlack in the maintenance of the foot bridge. Action would be taken against those who will be found responsible for the incident.The deceased has been identified as Ashima Pramanik. She was declared brought dead after being taken to a nearby hospital in Baruipur. Another person, whose identity is yet to be confirmed by the police, received serious injuries in the incident and is undergoing treatment at the hospital.According to local sources, Pramanik was returning home after her puja shopping. They said that the slab fell from a height of 30 feet. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe local residents raised their voice against the poor maintenance of the foot bridge, which led to the accident. They said that the victims were passing along platform number 3, when a loud thud was heard.The other passengers saw that Pramanik had fallen on the platform with her head bleeding profusely.The incident also caused chaos at the station, with some local residents staging protest demonstration. Senior railway officials rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.”We have ordered a probe in this regard. Steps would be taken against those who will be found guilty,” Mahapatra said.
Papaloapan, Oaxaca — Researchers in Oaxaca have created a new alternative to cement, saying it is just as resilient and could replace cement in buildings, reducing industrial waste.Researchers from the University of Papaloapan in Oaxaca say they have created an alternative material to cement using waste from paper recycling, coal, marbling and unicel industries, as well as of ash from sugarcane.The project, which was led by Martha Poisot, used the materials which, being more economical and more resistant, could replace cement in buildings as an alternative to the use of cement.Mexican scientists say the product is called Polymeric Ash System (PAS) and that they are looking for capital to establish their first production plant with the goal of reducing the environmental impact of industrial waste.The specialist in the field of chemical sciences presented their development in the First National Forum of Science, Technology and Innovation 2018. According to the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Martha Poisot’s team has developed prototype blocks of 50 by 50 centimeters.Among the tests performed is the measurement of temperature with respect to cement. They reported that the material is a thermal insulator that also conserves energy, so houses built with the material will not need to use as much heating or air conditioning.The material is light and has plasticity, which makes it useful for aesthetic purposes. However, it can also be used with steel, which makes it useful for structural issues.“We receive the waste material and in a single step, in a kind chemical reaction, we convert the organic matter with the binder into hydrophobic cellulose compatible with the cane ash, with the marble industry, thermoelectric, and even the unicel that is used to store food and products,” she explained.Their project was supported by the National Council of Science and Technology through the Fund for Scientific Development Projects to Address National Problems.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)